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The vote was 18-3 in favor of the legislation, paving the way for its consideration by the full Senate. Rouhani, a pragmatist and in Iranian terms a moderate, was re-elected for a second term with 57% of the vote in presidential elections last Friday, promising better relations with the rest of the world and more jobs for Iran's young people.
  • Trump's budget director defends spending cuts, growth projection

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    Mulvaney and other White House officials claim that the budget balances "for the first time in a long time", Mulvaney said . There's little appetite among Capitol Hill Republicans for a genuine effort to balance the budget; GOP politicians this year are instead pressing to rewrite the tax code and forge a spending deal with Democrats that would permit higher military spending and restore Trump proposals to cut domestic agencies and foreign aid.
  • United States accuses Syria of mass killings in Sednaya military prison

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    It called the State Department's allegations "lies" and "fabrications", noting what it called a US history of making up false claims as a pretext for military aggression. It said the government of President Bashar al-Assad then uses the crematorium to destroy the bodies. The government of President Bashar Assad , Jones said in a special news conference, has carried out these atrocities and others "seemingly with the unconditional support from Russian Federation and Iran ", his main ...
  • Reports surface of back channel with Russia

    Reports surface of back channel with Russia

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    Kushner has acknowledged meeting during the transition with the Russian ambassador to Washington , but Reuters, citing seven current and former United States officials, reported Friday that Kushner had several previously undisclosed contacts with Russia's ambassador - including two phone calls between April and November of 2016.
  • John Brennan: Russia Interfered In US Election Process

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    Earlier this month, former acting attorney general Sally Yates testified that she expected White House officials to "take action" after warning that Flynn had misled administration officials about his contacts with Russian Federation. persons were actively conspiring and colluding with Russian officials", the former CIA chief said. "It should be clear to everyone that Russian Federation brazenly interfered in our 2016 presidential election process", Brennan said at one point, one of several ...
  • In Donald Trump's private moments, it's small talk and compliments

    In Donald Trump's private moments, it's small talk and compliments

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    And we'll have more of them. At President Trump's meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, the president altered his prepared remarks. More than 20 people were killed by an apparent suicide bomber. A commentary in Israel's centrist Yediot Aharonot newspaper said that after two days of waiting for Trump's keynote address "the only thing we could learn from that speech was how to say nothing with a whole lot of words".
  • Unidentified N. Korean objects were propaganda balloons

    Unidentified N. Korean objects were propaganda balloons

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    He also described North Korea as a "fully-fledged nuclear power". On Monday, KCNA said the latest test follows the successful test last week of another missile that has put Hawaii and Alaska within range. After North Korea conducted a nuclear test in September past year, the government widened the criteria for those who are targeted with re-entry bans and asset freezes in December.
  • South Korea's Moon Jae-in seeking Vatican's help on North Korea

    South Korea's Moon Jae-in seeking Vatican's help on North Korea

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    Ambassador Liu Jieyi told reporters after a closed-door emergency session on the DPRK following Sunday's missile launch, that China and the United States are discussing possible new sanctions. Since the beginning of 2016, North Korea has carried out a number of missile launches and nuclear tests, prompting worldwide criticism and escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
  • Islamist militants kill 19 in south Philippines: Army

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    Rebels have torn through the streets of Marawi since Tuesday night, torching buildings, taking a priest and his worshippers hostage and sealing off much of the city. "It has transmogrified into an invasion by foreign terrorists who heeded the clarion call of ISIS". "Follow up operations are still ongoing and we can not reveal other details so as not to compromise operational security".
  • Apparently Officials Were Warned About The Manchester Bomber Five Years Ago

    Apparently Officials Were Warned About The Manchester Bomber Five Years Ago

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    The British government has expressed its anger at the release in USA media of details from the investigation into Monday's concert attack, including photographs of parts of the bomb. media despite United Kingdom police not wanting it to be released. His father too had been a militia member before he'd made a decision to flee the country when an arrest warrant was issued against him.