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Trump had been considering whether to invoke executive privilege on his White House conversations with Comey and keep him from testifying Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee . "When I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said: 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should've won, '" Trump said in an interview with NBC News .
  • Diane Abbott pulls out of BBC debate due to illness

    Diane Abbott pulls out of BBC debate due to illness

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    Asked about the specific point he was making, Ms Abbott said: "Well, I think physical importance is important". She said she was appearing regularly in the media and it would be "strange" if she was not doing so at a time of heightened concern about security and policing after the terror attacks in London and Manchester.
  • Sean Spicer Says 'Small Group' Know What Trump's Covfefe Tweet Meant

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    James Pfiffner, an expert on White House organization and a professor at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government, told Business Insider. Trump did not bring Sean Spicer into a close circle of advisers whom he took to meet Pope Francis during his trip to Rome, prompting sympathy from even the most jaded reporters who spend most of their day mocking his role in the White House.
  • Leo Varadkar: Ireland set to have first gay PM

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    Varadkar, previously in charge of the welfare system, came out as openly gay in 2015 before the same-sex marriage referendum. Varadkar secured 60 percent of the total weighted vote in the contest while his only rival Simon Coveney, minister for housing, planning, community and local government, only took 40 percent.
  • Corbyn and Labour surge but Tories are favourites thanks to 'grey vote'

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    Asked if he could guarantee that all or a proportion of the one million jobs would go to British workers, Mr Corbyn said after the speech: "They would obviously be for people looking for work, the vast majority will be for people coming out of our schools and our colleges and our universities, and we will not allow anyone to only recruit overseas for jobs here".
  • Turkey's Erdogan calls for dialogue to ease Gulf crisis

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    The expert said that Egypt's decision to join Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain gave the issue an Arab dimension and a greater weight, and encouraged other countries to join and take similar steps. The diplomatic crisis is another blow for Qatar Airways which has been hit by the ban on laptops in its planes on flights to the United States. Hacks, Money and Qatari Crisis: How Gulf States Entangled D.C.
  • Korea Fires Shots at NK When Mystery Object Crosses Border

    Korea Fires Shots at NK When Mystery Object Crosses Border

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    The military said in a statement Tuesday that it has bolstered its air surveillance after the incident but provided few other details. "This is all about North Korean missiles and the threat that North Korean missiles pose to the Republic of Korea, and it's for the defense of the Republic of Korea and nothing else", Brooks said, as quoted by Yonhap news agency.
  • Harvard Revokes Admission Of 10 Students Over Facebook Post

    Harvard Revokes Admission Of 10 Students Over Facebook Post

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    In this, the students were required to post provocative memes in the bigger group before being allowed into the smaller one, which was at one point called "Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens". An email sent by the Harvard admissions office to the students whose acceptance offers were rescinded cited "offensive messages and graphics" that were shared by the group.
  • Kellyanne Conway's husband weighs in on Trump

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    He pounded the point home Monday night, tweeting , "That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain risky countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!" The courts are slow and political! Trump begrudgingly scaled back the order by removing Iraq from the list and making the Syria refugee ban only temporary, but that order was blocked by the courts, too.
  • Narendra Modi in France New energy to drive Indo-French ties

    Narendra Modi in France New energy to drive Indo-French ties

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    Re-affirming commitment to the Paris Agreement further comes in the background of President Trump's withdrawal from it. Macron said he would visit India , the world's third-largest carbon emitter, by the end of the year for an global summit on solar power - an area on which France plans closer cooperation with the Asian power.
  • Mattis turns up heat on N Korea, China

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    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is aiming for continuity in its policies toward Asia, sticking broadly with the approach its predecessors have taken by emphasizing diplomacy and cooperation with allies. "I think actions speak as loud if not occasionally louder than words", Payne said, pointing out that Mattis's first global visit was to Japan and South Korea.