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Trump warns North Korea against making ‘overt’ threats

(CNN)US President Donald Trump called the leader of China and spoke with the governor of Guam on Friday amid mounting tensions with North Korea. Trump also said he is considering “very strong” new sanctions against Pyongyang. Guam Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo, on the US territory in an area of the Pacific that North Korea has […]

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Wax it means wax it: Madame Tussauds sets to work on Theresa May

London attraction says it is in first stages of four-month process of creating figure of UK prime minister Her automated slogans and stilted election campaign may have earned her the nickname Maybot, but an even more lifeless incarnation of the prime minister is about to be unveiled. Madame Tussauds has announced the commission of a […]

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The next few days will be hell for Republicans on health care

Washington (CNN)When Vice President Mike Pence cast his tie-breaking “yes” vote, there was no spontaneous applause or cheers from Republicans on the Senate floor. Six months and change after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Senate Republicans were finally successful Tuesday afternoon in kicking off consideration of a House-approved bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. But […]

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Gulf states hint at possible expulsion of Qatar from regional bloc

UAE foreign minister expected to claim blockade on Qatar is working but the Gulf group remains adamant Doha has to change political course The Gulf states trying to force Qatar to change political course have given their strongest hint yet that they plan to expel Qatar from the Gulf Cooperation Council, the regional trade and […]

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Trump to Xi: ‘Something has to be done’ about North Korea

(CNN)Less than a week after a historic North Korean missile test, the leaders of the United States and China pledged to work together to stop Kim Jong Un’s nuclear missile program. There will “eventually be a success” against Pyongyang, Trump said. “It may take longer than I’d like. It may take longer than you’d like. […]

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Best holiday reads 2017, picked by writers part one

A plagiarist in a kitchen and a horse walking into a bar; Dublin crimes and Washington misdemeanours; relationships, revolutions and relaxations … leading writers reveal their summer recommendations Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie A book I absolutely loved was Margo Jeffersons Negroland(Granta), a memoir of her life as part of the African American economically privileged class. It […]

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What if women ruled the world?

An end to abuse, a law against mansplaining, and reparations for two millennia of injustice as a new sci-fi art show imagines a female-led future, we ask comedians, writers, politicians and CEOs for their vision Somethings not working at the moment Marina Abramovi, artist If women ruled the world, they would stop being fragile, they […]

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Little movement on White House probe into voter fraud

Washington (CNN)On Super Bowl Sunday this year, President Donald Trump told Fox News that Vice President Mike Pence would head a commission into voter fraud allegations — ones that he made, claiming that between three to five million people voted illegally in the 2016 election. But state-level commission members say if they were to get […]

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New US sanctions on Russia inflame old tensions

Washington (CNN)Russia’s frustration with the Trump administration boiled over Wednesday, with Moscow abruptly canceling talks designed to improve ties with the US and threatening retaliation for sanctions the White House renewed Tuesday. Analysts say that Russia’s leaders also want to convey in no uncertain terms that, after waiting for Trump to establish warmer ties, they’re […]

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Senate intel digs for more Michael Flynn documents

(CNN)The leaders of the Senate Russia investigation are probing for more information from former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a process that is ongoing as he provides additional documents in response to their subpoenas. Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the investigation, said they planned to discuss more what they were looking for in […]

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