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Among them are Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican in the chamber and Representative Trey Gowdy of SC, who led the most recent congressional investigation into the Benghazi attacks. Graham was referring, obviously, to Trump's clumsy decision to fire Comey, which, as the president told NBC's Lester Holt, was accompanied by the thought that "you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story".
  • Trump told not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital ahead of visit

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    Israelis hope that Trump will honor his campaign promise either to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's united capital or announce a move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem . A diplomatic spat appeared to erupt between US and Israeli officials over President Trump's visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City just days before he's due in the region.
  • Macron says France uncompromising in fight against jihadists in Mali

    Macron says France uncompromising in fight against jihadists in Mali

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    In keeping with Macron's independent centrist line and his goal of reshaping French politics, his ministers include both Socialists and conservatives. Gao , Mali: President Emmanuel Macron undertakes his first trip as commander-in-chief on Friday when he meets troops fighting Islamist militants in Mali where the security situation has worsened despite French intervention more than four years ago.
  • Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director

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    President Donald Trump plans to meet with four candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director on Wednesday, including former Democratic Sen. Trump met on Wednesday with Lieberman and three other candidates: current acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe; Frank Keating , the former governor of Oklahoma who previously served as an FBI agent and in high-level positions in the Justice Department; and Richard McFeely , who served in the FBI for 24 years before retiring as executive ...
  • Reporter says FCC security manhandled after asking a question

    Reporter says FCC security manhandled after asking a question

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    Donnelly a couple of times and let him know that the FCC was on heightened alert. based on several threats", FCC spokesman Brian Hart said in a statement. "The FCC and other government buildings are paid for by US tax dollars, and officials who work there are accountable to the public through its representatives in the media", said Barbara Cochran, president of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, in a statement.
  • Melania Trump announces first overseas trip as first lady

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    Ivanka Trump wants to hear about the challenges women in the country face and the progress they have made, the official said. But Saudi Arabia has been opening its doors to entertainment venues in recent years. Although he kept a grueling schedule as a presidential candidate, Trump is fond of being home at night. Mr. Trump's presence is an opportunity for the prince to show off his modernization effort.
  • Trump administration launches NAFTA renegotiations to 'modernize' trade deal by year's end

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    Lighthizer said the administration seeks to renegotiate NAFTA in order to support higher-paying jobs in the U.S. and grow the economy by improving opportunities under the trade deal. Wheat farmers also want to protect the gains they've made under the trade deal. "This includes pursuit of trade agreements that eliminate unfair, discriminatory and non-science-based regulatory barriers that disadvantage the industry both here in North America and throughout the globe".
  • Thousands of prisoners escaped from prison in Congo

    Thousands of prisoners escaped from prison in Congo

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    But current and former prisoners at Makala told Reuters about 4,000 prisoners had escaped, including separatist cult leader. Dozens of prisoners escaped from a jail in Democratic Republic of Congo early Friday, less than 48 hours after rebels attacked Kinshasa's main prison, freeing their leader and 50 others.
  • USA extends Iran nuclear sanctions relief but introduces new sanctions

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    Yet the Trump administration has not fallen short of coming up with new threats and accusations against the Islamic Republic, with Tillerson claiming Iran's nuclear program poses "a grave risk to worldwide peace and security". Iran, which has been accused of exposing sectarian fault lines in the region, especially in Yemen, Syria and Iraq, tried to soften its rhetoric as Rouhani said there should be greater unity between Shiites and Sunnis and that they had coexisted side by side peacefully ...
  • Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation of Assange

    Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation of Assange

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    Although Sweden has dropped its investigation of rape allegations against Assange, British police say they still intend to arrest him on a charge of jumping bail if he leaves the Ecuadorean Embassy. Mr Assange said the United Kingdom had refused to confirm or deny whether there is a warrant from the US for his extradition, insisting he was happy to talk to the US Justice Department.