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‘I know you’re not thinking, you never do’: Trump spars with ‘loco’ media over trade, Kavanaugh

Eager to promote his new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, US President Donald Trump got a little salty when reporters insisted on asking about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh instead. During the White House press conference on Monday, Trump insisted on answering questions about the trade deal before addressing the Kavanaugh confirmation controversy. When ABC’s Cecilia Vega tried to ...

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‘While Taliban is on offensive, US & allies in Afghanistan at a loss as to what to do’

The Taliban tries to apply more pressure to force the US to talk to them about withdrawal and despite all the tough talk from the Americans, the US is losing in Afghanistan, says investigative journalist & author Nicholas Davies. The Afghan capital saw heavy gun fighting on Tuesday between security forces and insurgents. Earlier in the day missiles rained down ...

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‘Right thing to do’: French ban on cell phones in schools backed by Russian education minister

The French ban on cell phones in schools is the right thing to do, Russia’s education minister has said, adding that Russian authorities would consult with schoolchildren’s parents before taking similar steps. “I think that this is a right thing to do. It is right to question the rationality of such behavior, because in the second, third or fourth grade ...

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Trump warns NATO allies US can ‘do our own thing’ if 2% spending goal not met – reports

US President Donald Trump has reportedly told NATO allies that the US would do their “own thing” if members didn’t up defense spending to 2% of GDP despite reaffirming Washington’s commitment to the bloc. The not-so-veiled threat was reported by NATO officials and diplomats inside an unscheduled crisis meeting of the alliance on Thursday morning, according to Politico.  Further sources ...

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‘Ridiculous’ v ‘right thing to do’: Twitter split after Netflix fires communication boss over N-word

The Netflix chief spokesman was fired over the use of the N-word during a meeting on insensitive words with his staff. While some people on Twitter hailed the online streaming giant’s decision, others slammed it as ridiculous. “I’m leaving Netflix after seven years,” Jonathan Friedland wrote in an apologetic post on Twitter, saying he “was insensitive in speaking to my ...

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‘Do u?’ Melania’s jacket sparks fresh outrage amid immigration row

When is a jacket not just a jacket? When it says “I really don’t care, do u?” and is worn by First Lady Melania Trump on a surprise visit to a Texas shelter for illegal immigrant children, driving the media crazy. The first lady flew out to McAllen, Texas, on Thursday morning to visit a shelter for children who crossed ...

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‘Never tell host what to do’: Top German diplomat schools new US ambassador

On his first day as US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell has been accused of crossing the line of diplomacy and offending his host nation by telling German businesses to get out of Iran immediately. Just hours after he was sworn in, and following the breakdown of the Iran nuclear deal, the new US ambassador tweeted that German companies should ...

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BZ samples tested at Swiss lab in Skripal case ‘nothing to do’ with Salisbury – OPCW chief

Samples of the BZ nerve agent were tested at the OPCW-accredited Swiss lab in the Skripal poisoning case, but only as part of control procedures, the chemical watchdog said, adding they otherwise had “nothing to do” with the case. Ahmet Uzumcu, the director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), made comments on Wednesday to the ...

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‘Do not publish’: CBS News mistakenly reports death of Former First Lady Barbara Bush (PHOTO)

US television channel CBS appear to have wrongly reported the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush, who is in fact still alive but gravely ill. The blunder occurred on Sunday following reports that the health of Mrs Bush, wife of former US President George H W Bush, is failing. It’s understood she has declined further medical care. Bush served ...

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‘Do you want war with Russia?’: Backlash at German newspaper over ‘NATO’s Eastern Front’ piece

An article mentioning “NATO’s Eastern Front” in a headline got Germany’s Die Welt newspaper in hot water, with furious readers accusing it of warmongering. The term Eastern Front is associated with the 1941 Nazi invasion of USSR. Entitled ‘The Bundeswehr lacks winter clothing for NATO’s Eastern Front’, the article was first published by the German dpa news agency and then ...

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