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Puccini the envelope: Saudi Arabia to open its first opera house

Saudi Arabia is to begin construction on its first ever opera house, according to the chairman of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA). READ MORE: Saudi Arabia to finally open first cinemas in early 2018 Ahmed Al Khatib made the announcement Thursday at the unveiling of the authority’s entertainment calendar in the capital Riyadh. “Implementation has begun and we will continue ...

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Secret Service responding to suspicious vehicle near White House, federal office building evacuated

Published time: 21 Feb, 2018 14:10 Edited time: 21 Feb, 2018 14:31 US Secret Service agents are responding to a suspicious vehicle near the White House, the agency has announced. The New Executive Office Building has been evacuated. Part of 17th Street, where the vehicle was parked, has been closed to traffic, the Secret Service tweeted. ALERT: Secret Service Agents ...

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Students stage ‘lie-in’ outside White House to demand gun control (VIDEO)

High school students from the Washington, DC area held a ‘lie-in’ protest outside the White House, demanding gun control legislation. The protest comes after the recent school shooting in Florida, where 17 people were killed. Gathered outside the White House on Monday, activists read out the names of the victims that were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school ...

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Trump supports more background checks on guns, says White House

President Donald Trump “is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system” for gun purchases. He was criticized for a pro-guns stance following the Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead. Trump spoke with Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, on Friday about a bill he introduced with Senator Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, that aims ...

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Small plane crashes into house in Venezuela, killing 1 (PHOTOS)

At least one person is reported to have been killed in a plane crash in the city of Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela. Photos on social media show a burning airplane lying in a pile of rubble near a badly scorched house. Two people were reportedly on board the aircraft when it fell in the La Mariquita area of Ciudad Bolivar, a ...

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‘Democrats & MSM wreaked far more havoc than Russians’ – White House spokesman

In light of recent indictments, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley has accused the Democrats and mainstream media of pushing lies on the American public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “There are two groups that have created chaos more than the Russians and that’s the Democrats and the mainstream media,” Gidley told the show Fox and Friends on Saturday. Gidley ...

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White House deny talks were held over West Bank annexation

The White House has denied it is helping Israel plan the annexation of the West Bank. The denial comes after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly suggested such talks had taken place. The move to ring fence lands in the West Bank – where the Palestinians hope to build an independent state – could potentially inflame the already fraught situation. ...

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White House announces $1.5 trillion infrastructure package

President Donald Trump has announced a sweeping infrastructure plan worth $ 1.5 trillion. It is part of a broader $ 4 trillion-plus budget plan that envisions public-private partnerships to revamp America’s aging structures. The 55-page infrastructure plan “is a roadmap for the Congress to draft and pass the most comprehensive infrastructure bill in our nation’s history,” according to the White ...

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White House releases 2019 budget plan

President Donald Trump on Monday released his second budget plan, which is slated to boost spending on military, infrastructure and a wall along the Mexican border. Members of both parties have voiced objections to its proposals. Last week Trump, reaching a compromise with congressional lawmakers to end the second government shutdown of the year, signed off on a two-year, $ ...

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Changes needed: Trump returns ‘sensitive’ memo to House Democrats

US President Donald Trump has declined to make public a memo written by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, saying that it requires additional revisions to remove sensitive and classified information. The 10-page document, authored by Representative Adam Schiff (D-California), contains “numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages,” says a letter from the White House counsel Don McGahn, sent to ...

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