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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, struggling to keep his majority together and fighting off corruption allegations, has chose to dramatically shorten the timetable for his country's elections. The justice ministry announced on Wednesday that deliberations were continuing and were "not dependent on political events". The alleged deal, which involves Netanyahu's wife, allowed the prime minister to demand glowing coverage from a major Israeli news site owned by Elovitz.
  • North Korea says U.S. stance on sanctions could derail denuclearization talks

    North Korea says U.S. stance on sanctions could derail denuclearization talks

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    In a statement carried on the official state media, North Korea's foreign ministry denounced new USA sanctions , including the listing of one of Kim Jong-un's right-hand men. North Koreans are marking the anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il seven years ago with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un .
  • What is happening with Labour's no-confidence motion in Theresa May?

    What is happening with Labour's no-confidence motion in Theresa May?

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    Corbyn said he would put the motion to Parliament "immediately" over her decision to delay the "meaningful vote" on her Brexit deal. He said it was "unacceptable" to wait nearly a month before the vote. But European Commission chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas said no further meetings between the EU and the United Kingdom to discuss the Brexit deal are expected.
  • 'Lying': Comey, Lanny Davis Slam Trump's Claim FBI Broke Into Cohen's Office

    'Lying': Comey, Lanny Davis Slam Trump's Claim FBI Broke Into Cohen's Office

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    Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen , may have pursued discussions about a possible Trump Tower Moscow development up to November 2016, the same month as the USA presidential election. Davis said there are some questions he can not answer publicly as Cohen's former lawyer and current adviser because he does not want to "get in front of Mr.
  • Mick Mulvaney is keeping his day job

    Mick Mulvaney is keeping his day job

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    He has served him without public embarrassment as Director of the Office of Management and Budget and has so commanded the president's trust that, until this month, Mulvaney also served as acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau .
  • Ranil Wickremesinghe wins confidence vote

    Ranil Wickremesinghe wins confidence vote

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    The seven-judge bench unanimously decided that Sirisena violated the constitution when he dissolved parliament last month and called a snap election almost two years ahead of schedule. In a Twitter post, the sacked leader said he hoped Sirisena will "promptly respect the judgement of the courts". President Sirisena has categorically stated that he would abide by the Supreme Court decision on the dissolution of Parliament, whatever it may be.
  • House Democrats demand answers from DHS watchdog on migrant girl's death

    House Democrats demand answers from DHS watchdog on migrant girl's death

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    Jakelin was picked up by USA authorities with her father, Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz, 29, and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of the New Mexico desert. Jakelin and her father, Nery Gilberto Caal, 29, hailed from the Mayan Q'eqchi' community of Raxruhá, said Tekandi Paniagua, Guatemalan general consul in Del Río, Texas.
  • Trump's son-in-law Kushner possible next chief of staff: US media

    Trump's son-in-law Kushner possible next chief of staff: US media

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    Trump told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday that he was having no trouble recruiting people for one of the most powerful jobs in Washington . "Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Trump and is doing an incredible job in Congress", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement released Wednesday.
  • US Believes China Behind Marriott Hotel Breach

    US Believes China Behind Marriott Hotel Breach

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    China has reportedly been trying to build a database containing U.S. government officials' personal information. According to Business Insider , for example, the Trump administration plans to declassify United States intelligence reports that reveal China's efforts to build a database with the names of U.S.
  • Strasbourg attack: Terror attack suspect shot dead by French Police

    Strasbourg attack: Terror attack suspect shot dead by French Police

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    Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the suspected attacker was "notorious" and has an extensive criminal record. At Chekatt's apartment, in an outer neighborhood of Strasbourg , the lock of the door was broken at his apartment. "One of them fell down, I don't know whether it was because she was tripped up or if she was hit", the witness said. "We have to go forward and not change our ways", Tajani said.
  • Nick Ayres respectfully turns down Chief of Staff job

    Nick Ayres respectfully turns down Chief of Staff job

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    Trump had discussed replacing Kelly on multiple occasions, including following the negative publicity surrounding his handling of domestic violence accusations against then-White House staff secretary Rob Porter. The new hire was to be key to a West Wing reshuffling to shift focus toward the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats in control of the House.
  • United Nations to vote on Haley's last stand: Condemning Hamas

    United Nations to vote on Haley's last stand: Condemning Hamas

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    Haley rattled the United Nations when she arrived in January 2017 vowing that the United States will be "taking names" of countries that oppose President Donald Trump's foreign policy. The Comprehensive, Just and Lasting Peace in the Middle East resolution sponsored by Ireland urges to end the occupation of Palestinian territories by the state of Israel and reaffirms its support for the two-state solution.