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Trump Refuses to Impose Russia Sanctions Despite Law Passed By Congress

April 17th 2018

Trump refuses to impose new Russia sanctions despite law passed by US Congress over election hacking. The Trump administration has announced it will not impose additional sanctions on Russia, despite Congress passing a law allowing the President to do so. With Monday the deadline for the White House to impose any new measures, the...
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Trump Declares “Mission Accomplished” in Syria Bombing

April 16th 2018

Trump on Sunday defended his use of the term “mission accomplished” to describe Friday night’s missile strike in Syria. “The Syrian raid was so perfectly carried out, with such precision, that the only way the Fake News Media could demean was by my use of the term ‘Mission Accomplished,'” he tweetedSunday morning. “I knew they...
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Russia Expels 150 Diplomats, Including Dozens Of Americans

March 29th 2018

Russia announced Thursday that it will expel 150 diplomats, including 60 Americans, and close the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg. The move comes after Western nations banded together in solidarity with the U.K. over the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in southern England earlier this month. The 60...
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Report: Trump Didn’t Want To Anger Putin After Ukraine Weapons Sale

March 29th 2018

President Donald Trump reportedly told his top national security aides to not publicly tout a new U.S. lethal defensive weapons sale to Ukraine, for fear of angering Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to NBC News, it took “months” for those aides to convince the president to sign off on the sale to Ukraine’s military,...
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Trump Forced to Order Expulsion Of 60 Russians Over Poison Attack In Britain

March 26th 2018

President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians from the United States on Monday, including 12 people identified as Russian intelligence officers who have been stationed at the United Nations in New York, in response to Russia’s alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. The expulsion order, announced by administration officials, also...
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Russia Set to Retaliate Against U.S., U.K. Over Sanctions

March 16th 2018

The U.K. on Friday said it is “overwhelmingly likely” that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the poisoning of an ex-spy, upping the ante against Russia as Moscow warned it was prepared to escalate a standoff with the West. Foreign Minister Boris Johnson’s comments mark the first time that the U.K. has specifically linked the...
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Report: Trump Says He Made Up Facts In Meeting With Trudeau

March 15th 2018

President Trump on Wednesday admitted to spouting off made-up facts to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about a nonexistent trade deficit, The Washington Post reports. Speaking at a fundraising event in Missouri, the president told donors he’d complained of a major trade deficit with Canada without really knowing whether that claim was true. “Trudeau...
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Britain To Expel 23 Russian Diplomats In Wake Of Spy Poisoning

March 14th 2018

Twenty-three Russian diplomats will be expelled from the U.K. after Russia failed to meet a midnight deadline to disclose details of the nerve agent that is suspected to have been used to poison a former spy on British soil. Speaking in the British Parliament on Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa May said Russia offered “complete...
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Trump: It ‘Sounds Like’ Russia Poisoned Former Spy

March 13th 2018

Donald Trump has finally broken his silence on the attempted murder of a Russian former spy on British soil, saying it “sounds to me” like Russia carried out the attack against Sergei Skripal. Trump has been silent on the attempted murder using a deadly nerve agent in England last week, but speaking shortly after...
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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Invites Trump to Talk About Giving up Nuclear Weapons

March 8th 2018

North Korea is willing to talk to the United States about giving up its nuclear weapons, South Korea said Tuesday, in a remarkable development that followed unprecedented meetings in Pyongyang. In addition North Korea has invited President Donald Trump to meet their leader Kim Jong Un according to a senior US official and a...
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North Korea Willing to Discuss Relinquish Nuclear Weapons, says Seoul

March 6th 2018

North Korea is willing to discuss relinquishing its nuclear weapons, and will freeze its nuclear and missile programmes if it begins direct talks with the US, in a dramatic easing of tensions after a visit by senior South Korean politicians. The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, will also meet his South Korean counterpart, Moon...
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President Vladimir Putin Claims Russia Has Powerful New Nuclear Weapons

March 1st 2018

Vladimir Putin used his annual state of the nation address to boast that Russia has developed “invincible” nuclear weapons that can “reach anywhere in the world.” Speaking in Moscow 17 days before an election that he’s expected to win convincingly, the Russian president on Thursday unveiled a weapon that he said could not be...
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UN: North Korea Is Giving Chemical-Weapons Supplies to Syria

February 27th 2018

North Korea has been shipping supplies to the Syrian government that could be used to make chemical weapons, according to a shocking new report Tuesday morning from experts at the United Nations. The investigators’ report—which was obtained by The New York Times—said the supplies include acid-resistant tiles, valves, and thermometers, and goes on to...
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Netanyahu Threatens War With Iran

February 19th 2018

“Israel will not allow Iran’s regime to put the noose of terror around our neck,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday. “We will act without hesitation to defend ourselves. And we will act, if necessary, not only against Iranian proxies that are attacking us but against Iran itself.” Netanyahu alleged Iran is attempting...
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Israeli Police Say Netanyahu Should Be Charged With Bribery & Fraud

February 13th 2018

The Israeli police recommended on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust, casting a pall over the future of a tenacious leader who has become almost synonymous with his country. The announcement instantly raised doubts about his ability to stay in office. Concluding a yearlong graft...
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Check Out The Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse 2018

January 31st 2018

The first lunar eclipse this year is going to be a rare celestial phenomenon which is to occur today. A blue moon (a second full moon in a calendar month), a super moon (when the moon is unusually close to Earth, making it bigger and brighter) and a blood moon (a moment during an...
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Trump In Switzerland Attends World Economic Forum

January 25th 2018

President Trump arrived in Switzerland on Thursday for two days at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Trump is expected to meet with world leaders, host a dinner for European business leaders, mingle with the elites at a reception, and give a keynote speech Friday. Trump is only the second sitting U.S. president to...
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Pence Speaks At Israel’s Knesset After Public Scolding In Jordan

January 22nd 2018

Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Israel late Sunday after tense meetings with the leaders of Jordan and Egypt, who publicly scolded him for President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Jordan’s King Abdullah II gave Pence a “candid and frank” talk about the U.S. decision, warning it would likely...
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Trump Administration Bars Haiti From Guest-Worker Visa Program

January 18th 2018

The Department of Homeland Security has removed Haiti from a list of countries eligible for a program granting U.S. visas to low-skilled workers, Reuters reports. The Trump administration announced the news less than a week after President Trump questioned why the U.S. would want immigrants from Haiti in a meeting where he reportedly called...
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Tillerson: U.S. Will Have An Open-Ended Military Presence In Syria

January 18th 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that 2,000 U.S. troops will remain in Syria, as there are “strategic threats” to the United States beyond the Islamic State. “Iran has dramatically strengthened its presence in Syria through its position in Syria, Iran is in a stronger position to extend its track record of...
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Cybersecurity Firm: Russia-linked Hackers Targeting US Senate

January 13th 2018

The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said Friday. The revelation suggests the group often nicknamed Fancy Bear, whose hacking campaign scrambled the 2016 U.S. electoral contest, is still busy trying...
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Trump Denies Calling Haiti, African Countries ‘Shitholes’

January 12th 2018

President Trump on Friday denied referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as “shithole countries” during a bipartisan meeting with senators on Thursday. A Democratic aide told NBC News that lawmakers were in the Oval Office discussing changes to the visa lottery system when talk turned to immigrants from Africa and Trump asked...
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Trump Visit to London Called Off Due To Fears of Mass Protests

January 11th 2018

Donald Trump has backed off the idea of visiting Britain next month to open the new US embassy in London amid fears of mass protests. Government sources suggested that Washington had signalled that secretary of state Rex Tillerson would instead open the multimillion-pound embassy. Theresa May invited Trump for a state visit when she...
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Trump Doesn’t Want Immigrants From ‘Shithole Countries’

January 11th 2018

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting. Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here? Trump said,...
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Trump: ‘I Probably Have a Very Good Relationship’ With N. Korea

January 11th 2018

“I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un,” President Trump told the Wall Street Journal, contrary to literally everything he has said about the North Korean dictator. “I have relationships with people. I think you people are surprised,” the president added. Despite his claim to a possibly good relationship with Kim,...
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North Korea, South Korea Agree To Hold Military Talks

January 9th 2018

South and North Korea have agreed to hold official military talks, officials from the two countries announced Tuesday in a rare joint statement. Such talks would mark the first time the two Koreas have engaged in any such dialogue in more than two years. Earlier Tuesday, North Korea announced during a formal discussion with...
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Madman Trump to Kim Jong-un: My Nukes Are Bigger Than Your Nukes

January 3rd 2018

‘I Too Have a Nuclear Button, but It Is a Much Bigger & More Powerful One’: Trump Taunts Kim Jong-un President Trump again raised the prospect of nuclear war with North Korea on Tuesday night, boasting that he commands a “much bigger” and “more powerful” arsenal of devastating weapons than the outlier government in...
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Trump Announces U.S. Will Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

December 7th 2017

On Wednesday, President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, upending decades of U.S. diplomacy in the region. The U.S. embassy in Israel will remain in Tel Aviv for security purposes for the next six months. The decision is extremely controversial, fulfilling a campaign promise Trump made while angering U.S. allies abroad. Saudi Arabia’s...
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War Criminal Dies After Drinking Poison In The Hague

November 29th 2017

Croatian war criminal Slobadan Praljak killed himself by drinking poison in The Hague moments after a U.N. appeals judge upheld his 20-year sentence. After the verdict, Praljak shouted, “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict,” and drank from a small brown bottle. “I just drank poison,” he said. “I am not a...
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North Korea Launches ICBM That Might Reach Anywhere In America

November 29th 2017

North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday that flew to a height of 2,800 miles, higher than any of its previous tests. If aimed at a standard trajectory, the ICBM would have a range of more than 8,100 miles, or “more than enough range to reach Washington, D.C.,” says David Wright at...
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