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‘I don’t deserve to be compared to Satan’ – Italy’s Salvini responds to Catholic critics

Euroskeptic Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has hit back at critics, after a Catholic magazine depicted him as Satan for his anti-immigration policies. “Vade Retro Salvini”, read the front cover of Famiglia Cristiana, a popular Catholic weekly. The cover depicted a hand resting on Salvini’s forehead, while the title was a play on the words uttered by Catholic exorcists “Step ...

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‘Totally unheard of & perhaps illegal’: Trump responds to secret lawyer tapes

US President Donald Trump has responded to reports that his former attorney Michael Cohen secretly recorded their conversions, calling the move “totally unheard of and probably illegal.” Taking to his favorite method of communicating with the masses, Trump’s tweet Saturday was the president’s first response to Friday’s report in the New York Times that claimed tapes seized by the FBI ...

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Tit-for-tat: World responds to Trump's tariffs with levies on US goods

The trade war that captured the world over recent months has deepened with more countries responding to US tariffs, while others are pledging to toughen already introduced retaliatory measures. The Chinese commerce ministry said the country is “fully prepared” to hit back against any protective steps Washington may potentially take. The response comes as US President Donald Trump threatened Beijing ...

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We don't need your permission: Russia responds to US condemnation of Crimean Bridge

Russia will not ask for anyone’s permission to build infrastructure on its territory. This was the response to the US, which condemned the opening of the Kerch Strait bridge between Russia and Crimea. The US State Department accused Russia of flouting international law by building a bridge to “occupied” Crimea without the permission of the government of Ukraine. “As one ...

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‘Let’s start by destroying US chemical weapons’: Russia responds to Trump’s plea to ‘end arms race’

The message-for-message spat between Washington and Moscow continues apace, after Russia reminded President Trump that the US still hasn’t got rid of its chemical weapons stockpile. “Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that ...

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New York Fire Department responds to blaze at Trump Tower (VIDEOS)

Firefighters in New York City are responding to a fire at Trump Tower. So far no injuries have been reported. FDNY crews were called to the 50th floor of the building on Fifth Avenue shortly before 6pm Saturday, the fire department confirmed on Twitter. The extent and the severity of the fire was not immediately clear. Thirty-six units and 126 firefighters responded ...

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‘Unable to forgive us for winning right to host World Cup’: Russia responds to UK boycott threats

Russia’s Foreign Ministry says British media are “unable to forgive” the country for winning the right to host the FIFA 2018 World Cup. It comes amid threats of boycotting the event from UK outlets. Read more The ministry was responding to calls in the UK to shun the event in retaliation for Russia’s alleged involvement in the poisoning of former ...

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‘New aggression’: Hamas responds to US embassy Jerusalem move in May

Palestinian armed group Hamas has responded to the US announcement that it will open its Jerusalem embassy in May. The group said it was a “new aggression” and a “provocation.” “Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is a violation of the international law and goes against the international conventions,” Hamas Spokesman Abdul-Latif al-Qanou said in a statement. “This would never ...

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‘No need to attend’: Young Labour responds to critics of straight, white men ‘ban’

Young Labour activists have defended themselves against accusations that straight, white men have been ‘banned’ from attending an event. The move prompted fury among some Labour supporters and the party’s critics on the right. The equalities conference invites only members under the age of 27 who are self-defining as black and ethnic minority (BAME), disabled, LGBT and/or women to attend. ...

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Soros responds to Brexiteers’ ‘toxic attacks’ by pumping extra funding into pro-EU campaign

Billionaire George Soros has hit back at the “toxic” criticism he received last week by pledging an additional £100k to his anti-Brexit campaign. He said engineering a “mere reversal” of the EU referendum result is not enough. A Hungarian-American liberal, Soros faced accusations of meddling in British politics after it was revealed he had donated £400,000 to ‘Best for Britain’, ...

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