• Pelosi calls on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign

    Pelosi calls on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign

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    Trump is of course referring to three separate scandals which have embroiled Pruitt: his unprecedented security force and its extraordinary cost; the affordable condo he rented in Washington , D.C. Media reviews state the payment is less than twenty-five the buying price tag on similar properties. Pruitt, 49, was closely aligned with the oil and gas industry as Oklahoma's state attorney general before being tapped by Trump, who has praised Pruiitt's relentless efforts to scrap, delay or ...
  • Australia and New Zealand warn China against Vanuatu base

    Australia and New Zealand warn China against Vanuatu base

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    President Xi Jinping is reportedly eyeing a base in the Pacific nation where Chinese naval ships would dock to be serviced, refuelled and restocked at a Vanuatu port, with the agreement eventually leading to a full military base. We're not in a war situation or anything near it and yet we have a new aggressive hegemonic power in the region that wants to muscle in and we are in a hard situation because that would normally call on us having a much closer relationship with the United States but ...
  • Iran warns USA against deal violation

    Iran warns USA against deal violation

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    France, Britain and Germany are seeking to persuade their European Union partners to back new sanctions on Iran, mainly on its missile programme, as a way to persuade Trump to stick with the nuclear deal that put curbs on Iran's nuclear activities in return for sanctions relief.
  • Paris condemns Israeli army's 'indiscriminate fire' in Gaza

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    The mass protests are perhaps Hamas' last chance to break a border blockade enforced by Israel and Egypt since 2007, without having to succumb to demands that it disarm. Israel has pointed to violent incidents along the border as evidence of Hamas's true aims. It says the border fence was attacked with burning tires, stones and firebombs, and in one case, by a pair of gunmen.
  • President's insensitive remarks about Trump Tower fire

    President's insensitive remarks about Trump Tower fire

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    An investigation is ongoing. Firefighters work outside Trump Tower in New York City, April 7, 2018 . That one was characterized as an electrical fire, and was mostly confined to the building's roof. Son Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization , offered similar sentiments to his father, and Don Jr. He said Secret Service members checked on the condition of Trump's apartment.
  • USA confirms NK willingness to discuss denuclearization

    USA confirms NK willingness to discuss denuclearization

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    Last month, China said it won a pledge from Kim, who was on a surprise visit to Beijing for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. As recently as this weekend, Trump told associates he was looking forward to the summit, which he agreed to on the spot when presented the invitation from Kim.
  • Fort Campbell soldiers killed during training

    Fort Campbell soldiers killed during training

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    Acting senior commander, Todd Royner, issued a statement calling the tragedy a day of sadness for the 101st airborne. Two soldiers have been killed in the crash, which occurred during routine training and is now under investigation. Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services are on site and recovery operations are ongoing. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families during this hard time".
  • Aussies Going For More Glory On Comm Games Day Three

    Aussies Going For More Glory On Comm Games Day Three

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    Meanwhile, the Australian men beat their fierce English rivals to take top spot in the team pursuit cycling, beating the record Britain set at the Olympics. Those representing Wearside at the Commonwealth Games continue their medal pursuits. "The whole South African team just jumping up, it just made me emotional".
  • Federal authorities seize Backpage.com

    Federal authorities seize Backpage.com

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    The posting said the U.S. Justice Department would provide more information at 6pm EDT. The website Backpage .com has been under investigation for several years amid allegations it was used to facilitate prostitution and money laundering.
  • WHO celebrates 70th World Health Day

    WHO celebrates 70th World Health Day

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    Twitterati including politicians, health experts, influencers is tweeting about the importance of the day trying to raise awareness about good health. The country has a well organized health system that starts with health posts in the communities, dispensaries in the communities, health centers, community hospitals, district hospitals and central hospitals.
  • Trump Says The US Has 'Already Lost The Trade War'

    Trump Says The US Has 'Already Lost The Trade War'

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    Comments from Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin acknowledging the possibility of a trade war suggested that, this time, there may be real consequences to Trump's proposal. Markets might be able to shrug off trade concern if there's a good jobs report this morning or an agreement on Nafta, he says. Washington has called for the $50bn in extra duties after it said a probe determined Chinese government policies are created to transfer USA intellectual property to Chinese companies and ...
  • Syrian Forces Intensify Attacks On Rebel Pocket Near Damascus

    Syrian Forces Intensify Attacks On Rebel Pocket Near Damascus

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    Speaking on Friday, Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the United Nations, said the renewed outbreak of fighting in Douma "is of great concern to us". "All of a sudden, with no warning, the shelling starts". It remains unclear exactly why the talks fell apart this week. "There were 20 strikes in 15 minutes", Mohammed, a medic, told AFP .