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Trump Team Knew About Federal Investigation into Flynn Before Inauguration, Report Says

The inspector general at the U.S. Defense Department announced recently it is investigating whether Flynn sought permission for the Russian and Turkish payments after he was specifically warned when h...

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UK Labour's main union backer can't see party winning election

The respected Institute for Fiscal Studies said it was "uncertain" whether Labour's plan to lower the 45p rate income tax threshold to £80,000 and bring back the 50p tax rate would raise the expected ...

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Trump team knew of Flynn probe before hiring him

Trump brought Flynn onto his team. Embattled former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn previously told President Trump's transition team weeks before his inauguration that he was under federal ...

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Newly freed Chelsea Manning: 'I'm figuring things out'

I'm figuring things out right now - which is exciting, awkward, fun, and all new for me", she said . Earlier in the day, Chelsea had posted a photo of her "first steps of freedom", showing her Co...

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Trump wants to move quickly on new FBI director

Trump said that in those conversations Comey told him he wasn't under investigation. "They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially, but very well known, highly respected, really talented peop...

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USA says it not intends to prevent Iran from exporting oil

The United States brands Iran a "state sponsor of terrorism". The Treasury said it had added two Iranian defense officials and an Iranian business to its sanctions lists, accusing them of aiding the...

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Lone congressman calls to impeach Trump on House Floor: Does it matter?

USA law states: 'The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes ...

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ICJ rules in favour of India, stays execution of 'spy'

Pakistan on Monday said it was determined to take to its "logical end" the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav whose death sentencing was put on hold by the International Court of Justice (I...

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Good news for Rouhani as US sticks with nuclear deal

Every 90 days, the USA president must certify for Congress that Iran is fully compliant with the JCPOA to ensure that the economic sanctions can continue to be waivered. By ratifying the plan, Iran...

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Times Square crash victim was 18-year-old Michigan woman

The deceased victim has been identified as Alyssa Elsman, 18, of MI. Eyewitness News New York reports suspect 26-year-old Richard Rojas of the Bronx appeared extremely impaired after the crash and i...

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Trump visit draws country singer Toby Keith to Saudi Arabia

Trump visit draws country singer Toby Keith to Saudi Arabia

Senior adviser to the president Jared Kushner and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have been negotiating the idea since before Trump took office. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir told a...

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Venezuela opposition leader says blocked from U.S. trip

During the telephone conversation, Maduro's initiative, they particularly dealt with the implementation of oil production reduction agreement signed by members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporti...

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Mexico "welcomes" Trump plans to revamp NAFTA

Lockhart says much attention was drawn to the Canadian dairy industry following comments made by U.S. President Donald Trump that Canadian dairy trade policies are unfair to American dairy farme...

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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall repeatedly forgets his debating opponent's name

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall repeatedly forgets his debating opponent's name

The SNP leader said that Mrs May, who refused to take part in the televised debate, was represented in the form of her "spokesman" - referring to the UKIP leader. And he added: "Brexit would never hav...

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US, Turkey spar over Erdogan visit violence, Kurdish support

US, Turkey spar over Erdogan visit violence, Kurdish support

Erdogan, speaking to a group of business leaders in Istanbul , said he told the United States that Turkey would "exercise its rights under the rules of engagement", without consulting anyone, if it f...

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Updates and latest news as Kim Jong-un threatens war with Trump

South Korea's newly elected President Moon Jae-in has vowed to begin efforts solve the "security crisis" on the peninsula and soothe heightened tensions between North Korea and America. US tourist Ott...

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US Senate panel demands Comey's memos and Trump's tapes as controversy escalates

The White House said the memo's portrayal of the conversation was "not accurate". Originally the White House said the FBI director had been fired because of the way he handled the investigation of Hil...

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Free Syrian Army suspends participation in Geneva talks

Free Syrian Army suspends participation in Geneva talks

The officials say the strike near Tanf hit a tank and a bulldozer and forces there, but it was not clear if they were Syrian army troops or other pro-government allies. In a bid to "avoid any constitu...

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Vehicle plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, at least 22 hurt

Vehicle plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, at least 22 hurt

The two law enforcement officials say Rojas tested negative for alcohol, but drug tests were still pending. He also said he expected to die, the sources told AP news agency. Kelly Graves said she fe...

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Former Mossad head: Israel will 'think twice' before sharing intel with US

Former Mossad head: Israel will 'think twice' before sharing intel with US

Intelligence shared by President Donald Trump in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak was of Israeli origin, reports the New York Times . So, what now? ...

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West African Girl Kept As Sex Slave in Sydney

West African Girl Kept As Sex Slave in Sydney

USA prosecutors allege Price met the girl on the Snapchat app in October past year and transferred $US1500 ($A2011) to her in Australia. His extremely lengthy rap sheet includes a 1995 conviction ...

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UK Conservatives Hold 13% Lead Over Labour Ahead of June Parliamentary Elections

But Mr Corbyn said he would not immediately lower the 45p threshold to include everyone paid more than £80,000, instead favouring a phased approach over the course of the next parliament, which will e...

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Move the Embassy to Jerusalem

Move the Embassy to Jerusalem

The low-priced Icelandic airline WOW announced Tuesday it would begin operating flights to Israel from the USA starting September. That policy, that "the Western Wall is in Jerusalem", hasn't chan...

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New Zealand optimistic of reviving TPP trade deal

New Zealand optimistic of reviving TPP trade deal

In a news release, Japan and New Zealand officials said the nations "remain committed to maintaining the unity among the TPP nations" and "early entry into force" of the agreement. "We're unwavering i...

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Killed as Car Mows Down Times Square Pedestrians

Killed as Car Mows Down Times Square Pedestrians

Photos from the scene showed multiple victims on the ground near the maroon Honda sedan, which came to rest on two wheels, wedged up against a light pole and 3-feet-tall metal "bollard" barriers. The...

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How will Iran's presidential election impact the US?

Jahangiri issued a statement on Tuesday, saying he chose to enter the presidential race at senior reformists' discretion and after consultation with President Rouhani to elucidate the country's situat...

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Black leaders to Tulsa: Act on pledges of racial harmony

Black leaders to Tulsa: Act on pledges of racial harmony

Last September, Tulsa police officer Betty Jo Shelby shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher after she feared that the unarmed black man was reaching into his vehicle to grab a weapon. A lawyer f...

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Flynn, Manafort Key Targets of FBI Investigation

Trump is both publicly and privately stewing about Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein's decision to name special counsel. The day after the Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Ro...

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Iran's top leader urges high turnout in presidential vote

The slate of candidates is determined by an unelected, 12-member Guardian Council and the usual restrictions on dress code and free speech are somewhat relaxed to generate enthusiasm among voters. Rai...

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GOP lawmaker raises option of impeaching Trump over Comey

The Department of Justice working under Trump is unlikely to prosecute the president, but Congress can classify an obstruction of justice as a high crime, or impeachable offense. Meanwhile, the top-ra...

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