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The report was published as Trump traveled to Saudi Arabia on the first leg of a trip overseas that the White House hopes will shift attention away from the political firestorm triggered by his firing last week of former FBI Director James Comey.
  • Chelsea Manning celebrates release from prison: 'First steps of freedom'

    Chelsea Manning celebrates release from prison: 'First steps of freedom'

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    Manning was sent to the Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.to serve out her sentence. Three years later, in 2013, government contractor Edward Snowden copied classified data without permission and released it to traditional news outlets, revealing the extent of the National Security Agency's global surveillance programs.
  • Trump calls for international isolation of Iran

    Trump calls for international isolation of Iran

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    NPR's Mara Liasson told the show that "most of this speech could have been given by George W. Bush or Barack Obama in terms of the way he described the Muslim world". Before the speech, Trump held individual meetings with leaders of several nations, including Egypt and Qatar. "[Trump] must enter into dialogue with them about ways to prevent terrorists and takfiris from continuing to fuel the fire in the region and repeating the likes of the September 11 incident by their sponsors in ...
  • Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

    Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

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    On Saturday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, at a news conference with his U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson in Riyadh, said Iran's presidential election was an internal matter. Rouhani, first elected in a landslide in 2013 on a promise to reduce Iran's diplomatic isolation, spent most of his political capital in his first term on a nuclear agreement with six powers that resulted in a lifting of most sanctions in return for curbs on Tehran's nuclear program.
  • Defeated Iran candidate Raisi claims poll violations

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    That led to direct talks with their archenemy, the United States, and ultimately to the nuclear deal . Though the moderate Rouhani took on a reformist bent in the lead-up to the election, it remains to be seen how many of his pledges he will push for, and how strongly.
  • Is North Korea behind WannaCry ransomware cyberattack? Hidden codes suggest so

    Is North Korea behind WannaCry ransomware cyberattack? Hidden codes suggest so

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    Simon Choi, a director at South Korean anti-virus software company Hauri Inc. who has analyzed North Korean malware since 2008 and advises the government, said Tuesday that the North is no newcomer to the world of bitcoins . The hackers group is believed to have worked out of China, but on behalf of Pyongyang. "We are talking about a possibility, not that this was done by North Korea", Choi said.
  • Jeb Bush on Trump: I predicted a chaos president

    Jeb Bush on Trump: I predicted a chaos president

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    At the conference, Bush admitted that Twitter's effectiveness is apparent in its ability to streamline the messaging process, but that tweetstorms give USA enemies inside access into the commander-in-chief's inner workings. However, he suggested that the tweets make it hard for the Trump Administration to stay on message. "Chaos organizes the presidency right now and that has to change".
  • Progress made on draft of South China Sea code of conduct

    Progress made on draft of South China Sea code of conduct

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    China and four ASEAN member states - Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, and Brunei - are claimants to disputed features in the South China Sea . It has not conducted any freedom-of-navigation operations, or sail-bys using warships, in the South China Sea this year, making it all the more hard for ASEAN to stand up to Beijing.
  • Spicer: Kushner 'Not Involved' in Family's Chinese EB-5 Visa Pitch

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    One potential investor, Sophie Xing, said a "very important" factor in her decision to attend Sunday's event was the fact the project was a Kushner Companies investment and that Trump's son-in-law's sister would be in Shanghai. Critics have faulted the program for failing to bring investment into downtrodden communities as intended. The project is being developed by KABR Group and the Kushner Companies.
  • Turkey leader calls on United States to reverse decision to arm Kurds

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    Nasser Haj Mansour, an adviser to the SDF, said the town and the adjacent Tabqa dam are now "completely liberated" after the SDF drove all the IS militants out. Talal Sillo, a commander with SDF, said no weapons have been delivered yet but noted the USA -led coalition said a delivery was expected from weapons already in Syria with the worldwide coalition.