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US President Donald Trump signs NSA surveillance extension bill into law

January 20, 2018 7:13 am
US President Donald Trump signs NSA surveillance extension bill into law

United States President Donald Trump (File photo) US President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that extends the controversial surveillance program by the National Security Agency (NSA) for another six years. Trump signed the renewal of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) into law on Friday, but said […]

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US transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning officially files to run for Senate

January 19, 2018 2:05 am
US transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning officially files to run for Senate

Transgender former US soldier Chelsea Manning (AFP photo) American whistleblower Chelsea Manning has officially registered as a candidate in the 2018 US Senate race for the state of Maryland. The 30-year-old transgender woman filed to run for the Senate and will seek a Democratic nomination, according to data published by […]

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Parents beat, starved 13 siblings in California

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Parents beat, starved 13 siblings in California

David Turpin (R) and Louise Turpin (L) appear in court for their arraignment in Riverside, California, US, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) The 13 children imprisoned for years by their parents in their squalid California home were beaten, shackled, starved and even taunted with food that they were forbidden […]

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US plans to move embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds by 2019

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US plans to move embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds by 2019

A picture taken from the Mount of Olives shows on January 19, 2018, shows Jerusalem al-Quds and the Dome of the Rock (C) during a stormy day. (Photo by AFP) US media have reported that Washington is accelerating efforts to relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to […]

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Sexual abuse rife at United Nations offices, staffers claim

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Sexual abuse rife at United Nations offices, staffers claim

A file photo of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York, on September 23, 2017 (by AFP) Sexual harassment is widespread and there is a culture of impunity for the perpetrators at United Nations offices around the world, staffers at the world body have reportedly […]

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US government faces shutdown over spending bill

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US government faces shutdown over spending bill

This file photo shows the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of government employees could be sent home if the US government shuts down at midnight on January 19, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Legislation to stave off an imminent US government shutdown encountered obstacles in Congress after the […]

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US reneges on pledge to pay $45 million for Palestinian refugees

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US reneges on pledge to pay $45 million for Palestinian refugees

A Palestinian man walks past the building of the UNRWA headquarters in Gaza City on January 8, 2018. (AFP photo) The United States has reneged on a pledge to contribute $45 million to a United Nations agency tasked with providing services for Palestinian refugees, adding to cutbacks announced earlier this […]

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US lawmakers table bill meant to ‘tighten’ terms of Iran nuclear deal

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US lawmakers table bill meant to ‘tighten’ terms of Iran nuclear deal

A view of House of Representatives building at US Capitol US lawmakers have put forward a bill at the House of Representatives, seeking to “tighten” the term of a 2015 multinational nuclear deal with Iran, despite international warnings for Washington to stop attempts to undermine the accord. The so-called “Iran Freedom Policy […]

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Last three years were hottest on record: United Nations

January 18, 2018 1:28 am
Last three years were hottest on record: United Nations

This file photo taken on November 24, 2017 shows low water levels at a reservoir in drought-stricken Entrepenas near Sacedon, Spain. (Photo by AFP) The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the […]

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US President Donald Trump repeats warning to pull the United States out of NAFTA, again

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US President Donald Trump repeats warning to pull the United States out of NAFTA, again

US President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington, DC, US, on January 17, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) US President Donald Trump has repeated a threat to pull the United States out of a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. In a Wednesday […]

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US President Donald Trump is healthy thanks to ‘good genes’

January 16, 2018 11:59 pm
US President Donald Trump is healthy thanks to ‘good genes’

White House physician Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 16, 2018. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump’s health is “excellent,” probably thanks to his “good genes,” says the White House military doctor. Trump’s military physician, US Navy […]

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US President Donald Trump absent for new US embassy opening in London

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US President Donald Trump absent for new US embassy opening in London

A Madame Tussauds wax figure of US President Donald Trump stands outside the new US embassy in Embassy Gardens in south-west London on January 12, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The new US embassy in London has opened its doors to the public for the first time but President Donald Trump […]

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Trump believes he could beat Bernie Sanders; aides concerned about Oprah Winfrey or Joe Biden challenge

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Trump believes he could beat Bernie Sanders; aides concerned about Oprah Winfrey or Joe Biden challenge

US Senator Bernie Sanders (right) and TV host Oprah Winfrey US President Donald Trump believes he could easily defeat Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) if he challenged him in 2020, according to a new report, but his allies say Trump should be more concerned about a bid from Oprah Winfrey or […]

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US President Donald Trump believes he could beat Bernie Sanders; aides concerned about Oprah Winfrey or Joe Biden challenge

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US President Donald Trump believes he could beat Bernie Sanders; aides concerned about Oprah Winfrey or Joe Biden challenge

US Senator Bernie Sanders (right) and TV host Oprah Winfrey US President Donald Trump believes he could easily defeat Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) if he challenged him in 2020, according to a new report, but his allies say Trump should be more concerned about a bid from Oprah Winfrey or […]

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Republicans having happiest times in 10-years: Gallup Poll

January 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Republicans having happiest times in 10-years: Gallup Poll

This AFP file photo taken on August 21, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump looking up a the partial solar eclipse with First Lady Melania Trump from the balcony of the White House in Washington, DC. While the majority of Americans disapprove of the way US President Donald Trump is […]

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Jury issues indictment in Clinton-related uranium deal with Russia

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Jury issues indictment in Clinton-related uranium deal with Russia

Entrances to Tony M. Uranium Mine which used to provide uranium to the Russian owned Uranium One are locked shut on October 27, 2017 outside Ticaboo, Utah. (Photo by AFP) A grand jury has reportedly charged a Maryland man with bribing Russian officials in a strategic deal that was authorized […]

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US moves more warships, bombers near North Korea ahead of Olympics

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US moves more warships, bombers near North Korea ahead of Olympics

A US B-2 stealth bomber flying (Photo by AFP) The United States has moved more warships and aircraft near the Korean Peninsula, expanding its military presence in the region as South Korea prepares to host North Korean athletes in Winter Olympics next month. The USS Wasp, an upgraded US Marine […]

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Republican Senator from Arizona Jeff Flake compares Donald Trump’s criticism of media to Joseph Stalin’s

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Republican Senator from Arizona Jeff Flake compares Donald Trump’s criticism of media to Joseph Stalin’s

Republican Senator from Arizona Jeff Flake Republican Senator from Arizona Jeff Flake has slammed US President Donald Trump’s declaration that media is “the enemy of the people,” saying it is borrowed from Soviet revolutionary leader Joseph Stalin. “I’m saying he borrowed that phrase,” Flake told MSNBC on Sunday of Trump’s […]

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‘I’m the least racist person you will ever interview’: US President Donald Trump

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‘I’m the least racist person you will ever interview’: US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on January 14, 2018. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has rejected claims that he is a racist following his reported description of   several nations as “shithole countries” during a White House meeting […]

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US transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning running for US Senate

January 14, 2018 11:53 pm
US transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning running for US Senate

A combination photo shows Chelsea Manning, who was born Bradley Manning but identifies as a woman. (Reuters photo) Chelsea Manning intends to run for the US Senate in Maryland, returning the transgender former soldier to the spotlight after her conviction for leaking classified documents and her early release from military […]

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