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Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of SC and Roy Blunt of Missouri said Sunday that they believe any of the top four contenders could get confirmed by the GOP-majority Senate. "I've never seen a president of the United States in effect make himself a puppet of outside groups and choose from a group of right-wing fringe ideologues that are prepared on this list".
  • Russia Must Be Proud of Meddling

    Russia Must Be Proud of Meddling

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    I think it's about him, and he's a narcissist, it's all about him. Relations between Moscow and Washington have deteriorated to a post-Cold War low over issues including Russia's seizure of Crimea in March 2014, its role in wars in Syria and eastern Ukraine, and its meddling into the 2016 USA presidential election.
  • Former Malaysian PM arrested in stunning fall from grace

    Former Malaysian PM arrested in stunning fall from grace

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    A Najib spokesperson did not immediately have a comment. Since the election loss Najib has been banned from leaving the country and has found himself at the centre of a widening graft probe. Malaysian police say they have seized almost $275 million worth of jewellery, handbags, watches and cash from premises linked to Najib, while authorities have frozen more than 400 bank accounts as part of the 1MDB probe.
  • United States holds talks on next steps with North Korea

    United States holds talks on next steps with North Korea

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    During the Singapore summit, Kim repeated his vague pledge to work toward the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". Bolton's comments have snarled North Korean diplomacy before. "North Korea summit in success, I want (China) to work toward early lifting of the sanctions", Kim reportedly told Xi, according to the newspaper. North Korea is completing a major expansion of a key missile-manufacturing plant, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing researchers who ...
  • Redoine Faid uses helicopter getaway in French prison escape

    Redoine Faid uses helicopter getaway in French prison escape

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    Faid, who has a cult following in the tough immigrant suburbs outside Paris where he grew up, has made several television appearances. Three " well trained, professional, and heavily armed " men showed up and, using smoke, managed to whisk him away in a helicopter parked in the prison courtyard.
  • US, Canada trade war?

    US, Canada trade war?

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    Freeland said such tariffs would be "absurd" because the North American auto industry is highly integrated and parts made in Canada often go to cars manufactured in the USA and then sold back to Canadians. products were chosen for their political impact, rather than economic. Aside from reciprocal tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the USA, the items to be subject to 10 per cent duties come from a wide range of sectors - from ketchup, to lawn mowers, to playing cards.
  • ICE names new acting director amid immigration turmoil

    ICE names new acting director amid immigration turmoil

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    His final tweet late Saturday read: 'When people come into our Country illegally, we must IMMEDIATELY escort them back out without going through years of legal maneuvering. Shortly after appearing on the show, the senator took to social media to elaborate she had come around to support the opinion ICE was now a "deportation force" and needed to be replaced with "something that actually works".
  • Pompeo corrects Trump, says North Korea is a nuclear threat

    Pompeo corrects Trump, says North Korea is a nuclear threat

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    Senior officials from transport agencies of North and South Korea on Thursday began talks on linking the two countries' motor roads to make it possible to travel from Pyongyang to Seoul by vehicle. It noted "continued operations" at the North's uranium enrichment plant and several new installations at the site - including an engineering office and a driveway to a building housing a nuclear reactor.
  • Trump, Putin set to hold summit in 'third country'

    Trump, Putin set to hold summit in 'third country'

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    For more on this, RT's America Manila Chan joined by former Pentagon official Michael Maloof. The TASS news agency reported that Bolton had discussed potential cooperation between the two countries' security councils with Yuri Averyanov, the first deputy secretary of Russia's Security Council.
  • Newsroom shooting suspect identified in 'targeted attack'

    Newsroom shooting suspect identified in 'targeted attack'

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    Authorities said the gunman entered the Capital Gazette in Annapolis and "looked for his victims". The shooter reportedly came and was looking for specific people to mow down. At least five are being reported dead in the attack on the Capital Gazette offices in Annapolis, MD . Reporter Chase Cook tweeted: "I can tell you this: We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow".
  • Supreme Court Definitively Upholds Trump's Muslim Ban

    Supreme Court Definitively Upholds Trump's Muslim Ban

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    In dissent, liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor said there were "stark parallels" with the court's now discredited 1944 decision that upheld US internment of Japanese-Americans during World War Two. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote that the decision "all the more troubling given the stark parallels between the reasoning of this case and that of Korematsu v".
  • Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

    Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

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    Circuit Court of appeals. The president is expected to announce his nomination to replace Kennedy soon. The idea is to force the confirmation until after the midterms - if Democrats can retake the Senate, they may be able to force a more liberal judge to be nominated.
  • Dem congresswoman among anti-Trump protesters arrested inside Capitol office building

    Dem congresswoman among anti-Trump protesters arrested inside Capitol office building

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    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand posted video of the demonstration, saying the women were protesting "this inhumane policy by the Trump administration to separate families at the border". They said people who were charged and fined could pay 24 hours after their arrests, but it was not clear who had been fined and how much. Under Trump's "zero tolerance" policy , the government has begun prosecuting all migrants caught entering the country without authorization.
  • Ocasio-Cortez Says She Would Support Trump Impeachment

    Ocasio-Cortez Says She Would Support Trump Impeachment

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    In the weeks leading up to Tuesday's primary, the consensus among party insiders-and even progressives with a passing familiarity with NY politics-was that she didn't have a shot in hell at the seat. "Our median income is around $47,000 a year, we're about 70% people of colour". "She is likely to be in headlines for years to come", the Times summed up, describing the outcome as "the most significant loss for a Democratic incumbent in more than a decade, and one that will reverberate ...
  • European Union must cooperate on migration: commissioner

    European Union must cooperate on migration: commissioner

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    Rounding out the 16 leaders, European Union officials said, are those from Austria, Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Croatia, Slovenia, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Luxembourg. Referring to hasty arrangements and a domestic crisis over migration policies within Merkel's coalition government, the fervently anti-migrant Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, said: "We understand that countries have domestic political difficulties, but this can't result in pan-European ...
  • No one on Trump’s short list is fit to replace Kennedy

    No one on Trump’s short list is fit to replace Kennedy

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    His retirement takes effect on July 31, the court said. Trump called Kennedy a man "of tremendous vision" and said he hopes the next justice will be "just as outstanding". A Republican appointee, he has held the key vote on such high-profile issues as abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, guns, campaign finance and voting rights .
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents the future of the Democratic party

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents the future of the Democratic party

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    There have been eyes on Ocasio-Cortez's campaign from the time she announced her candidacy a year ago, and along the way, she secured major endorsements from the likes of MoveOn and Cynthia Nixon, who's running for governor in NY. "Our district is overwhelmingly people of color, it's working class, it's very immigrant - and it hasn't had the representation we've needed", Ocasio-Cortez, a second-generation Puerto Rican, told HuffPost earlier this month.
  • Israeli army injures 206 Palestinians in Gaza Strip

    Israeli army injures 206 Palestinians in Gaza Strip

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    The interview came out after a week-long trip around the region by Kushner and Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt. The American officials held meetings in Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt, but were shunned by the Palestinian leadership itself.
  • North Korea skips annual 'anti-US imperialism' rally

    North Korea skips annual 'anti-US imperialism' rally

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    USA president Donald Trump and the North's leader Kim Jong-un met in Singapore on 12 June for talks aimed at ending a tense nuclear standoff. But the top United States diplomat, Trump's point man on North Korea, declined to set a deadline by which he wanted to see the Democratic People's Republic of Korea make visible steps toward that goal.