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Trump considers a cabinet reshuffle, eyes new DHS secretary & chief of staff – reports

US President Donald Trump is again preparing to shake up his administration, eyeing removal of the Homeland Security secretary and the Chief of Staff, US media reports, citing anonymous sources within the White House. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen might lose her job as soon as this week, according to the Wall Street Journal. Trump has cancelled a planned trip ...

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Indian state government boat capsizes with chief secretary and officials on board

A boat belonging to the Maharashtra government in India and carrying the state chief secretary has capsized, local media reports. At least one person is believed to be missing. The boat, also carrying other government officials, upturned near Shivaji Smarak, about 2.6 km west of Mumbai’s Nariman point. The Coast Guard is at the scene of the incident. Most passengers ...

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Business as usual: US Treasury Secretary meets with Saudi Crown Prince amid Khashoggi outrage

As pressure mounts on US President Donald Trump to punish Riyadh over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey, his Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday. A photo of Mnuchin and bin Salman together was posted by the Saudi Foreign Ministry on Twitter. During their meeting in Riyadh, ...

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US Defense Secretary Mattis wants 80% of key fighter jets ready for war

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has called on the Pentagon to bring at least 80 percent of its key fighter jets to combat readiness. For a country always at war with someone, surprisingly few of its warplanes are kept sky-worthy. True to Washington’s increasingly saber-rattling rhetoric, the world’s largest military is putting its money where its mouth is.  Secretary of ...

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US could use Navy for ‘blockade’ to hamper Russian energy exports – Interior Secretary

Washington can “if necessary” resort to its Navy to prevent Russian energy hitting the markets, including in the Middle East, US Internal Secretary Ryan Zinke has revealed, as cited by Washington Examiner. Zinke alleged that Russia’s engagement in Syria – notably, where it is operating at the invitation of the legitimate government – is a pretext to explore new energy ...

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Military intervention in Venezuela ‘on the table,’ says OAS secretary general

The head of the Organization of American States (OAS), accused by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of being a “CIA agent,” says military intervention against Caracas should not be ruled out as a response to the ongoing crisis. OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro has hinted that the bloc may consider taking military action in Venezuela if it runs out of diplomatic options ...

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‘Washington’s message is clear’ – do as we say or be punished, US Secretary of Energy Perry says

A routine press conference of the US energy secretary and the Russian energy minister has surprisingly turned into a lecture on Washington’s superiority and exceptionalism as the US official faced a question on sanctions. A sudden but not all that much unexpected rant by the US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry came as a response to RT’s Maria Finoshina’s inquiry ...

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Putin press secretary backs police action against ‘provocative hooligans’

Russia’s presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov says police detentions during Sunday’s protests were perfectly legal and denounced the provocative actions of opposition leaders who attracted underage citizens to their events. “You know that police act in strict accordance with the law,” Peskov told reporters, referring to the rallies in Moscow. “You know that we are talking about events that never ...

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Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has passed away – United Nations

Published time: 18 Aug, 2018 09:40 Edited time: 18 Aug, 2018 09:55 Kofi Annan passed away from a “short illness” on Saturday, his family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announced in a statement. Annan, a former diplomat from Ghana, led the United Nations from 1997 to 2006. In 2001, Annan and the UN were co-recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize. ...

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