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Defense Secretary faces war of passive aggression from his own side, as Tory snipers take aim

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 16:24 Since his appointment as UK defense secretary, Gavin Williamson has endured his share of jibes, but now he is being prodded by his own side, and in public. Britain’s Chancellor Philip Hammond appears to have taken aim at Williamson when he implied this week that his parliamentary party colleague was not up to the ...

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When will Britain stand up to Trump, asks Shadow Foreign Secretary in wake of US Jerusalem move

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry has called on the May government to officially recognize United States president Donald Trump as a ‘bully’ who threatens world peace. “Donald Trump is not crying fire in a crowded theater, he is deliberately setting fire to the theater,” Emily Thornberry told the British Parliament on Thursday, in an urgent question to the UK’s Foreign ...

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‘Dead terrorists can’t harm us’: Defence secretary vows to kill Brits who left UK for ISIS

Newly-appointed Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is taking the hardline approach on UK-born Islamic State fighters with a very clear, cold-blooded message: Britain will find you, and Britain will kill you. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Williamson made his stance clear. “Quite simply, my view is a dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain,” he said. “I do ...

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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin flattered to be considered a Bond villain

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 02:53 US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he takes it as a compliment that he and his wife were compared to villains from a James Bond movie after they went viral for posing with freshly printed dollar bills earlier this week. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker, told Fox News he had no idea that ...

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‘Nobody thinks Russia had impact on election’ – US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 08:31 Whatever Russia did during the presidential campaign in the US last year, it had no impact on the outcome, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. The official is in charge of implementing sanctions on Russia for alleged election meddling. In an interview on CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday, the treasury secretary commented ...

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US Commerce Secretary brushes off Russia connection in Paradise Papers

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross rejected claims that he acted improperly following reports of business ties with Russia, based on the Paradise Papers leak. The Russian company involved said media interpretations of the report were “politically charged.” According to financial papers released on Sunday, detailing the dealings of a number of wealthy individuals and institutions, Ross, a billionaire investor and ...

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UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigns amid Westminster ‘sex pest’ scandal

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 19:37 Edited time: 1 Nov, 2017 20:34 Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has resigned after admitting his behavior in the past may have “fallen short.” He is the first minister to step down from PM Theresa May’s government in the growing sexual harassment scandal at Westminster. In his resignation letter to May, Fallon wrote: “A number ...

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Congressional committees want to speak with Trump’s secretary

Lawmakers want to speak with President Trump’s former personal secretary over her connection to a meeting between his confidants and a Russian lawyer last year, according to a report. Congressional investigators want to find out what Trump Organization veteran Rhona Graff knows about the controversial July 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, ABC News reported. Donald Trump Jr., then-Trump campaign chair ...

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Congressional committees want to speak with Trump’s secretary

Lawmakers want to speak with President Trump’s former personal secretary over her connection to a meeting between his confidants and a Russian lawyer last year, according to a report. Congressional investigators want to find out what Trump Organization veteran Rhona Graff knows about the controversial July 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, ABC News reported. Donald Trump Jr., then-Trump campaign chair ...

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New Japanese foreign secretary is maverick with links to Washington

Mr Kono, 54, is the son of former chief cabinet secretary Yohei Kono, who wrote a landmark 1993 apology to “comfort women” who were forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels. A fluent English speaker educated at Georgetown University in Washington, Mr Kono will replace Fumio Kishida, who has rarely differed in public with Prime Minister Abe since taking ...

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