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Venezuela ‘a mess’ to be ‘cleaned up’ says Trump as Pence & Haley call for regime change

US President Donald Trump further fueled speculation his administration was pushing for regime change in Venezuela, echoing calls from his UN envoy Nikki Haley and Vice President Mike Pence to that effect. “Venezuela is a mess,” Trump said on Friday. “The place needs to be cleaned up, and people need to be taken care of.” The comment came during a ...

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Facebook hack could hasten regulation as Sen. Warner says Congress must “step up”

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has issued a stern reprimand to Facebook over today’s revelation that 50 million users had their access token stolen by a hacker. “This is another sobering indicator that Congress needs to step up and take action to protect the privacy and security of social media users” Warner writes. As I’ve said before – the era of ...

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‘Get up off sofa and speak up’: German FM blasts right-wing extremists after Chemnitz riots

German society must firmly stand against the outbursts of right-wing extremism, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. His call came after right-wing protesters clashed with police at an anti-migrant rally. “We must stand up to the right-wing extremists. We can’t duck away. We must show our faces against neo-Nazis and anti-Semites,” Maas told German paper Bild on Sunday. “Only then will ...

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US may leave WTO if they don’t ‘shape up’ – Trump to Bloomberg

US President Donald Trump would consider pulling out of the World Trade Organization if “they don’t shape up,” he told Bloomberg in an interview. “If they don’t shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO,” Trump said on Thursday at the White House, before departing for a rally in Indiana. Last month, the US president told reporters that the WTO ...

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Don’t ‘monkey this up’: Democrats say Florida GOP candidate used ‘racist dog whistle’

Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis has been denounced by the Democrats and the media as racist, for saying voters shouldn’t “monkey this up” by voting for his socialist opponent, who happens to be black. President Donald Trump’s endorsement propelled DeSantis to easy victory in Tuesday’s Republican primary. The outgoing Governor Rick Scott, also a Republican, won his primary to challenge ...

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Senate wants to know about Cohen’s ‘Trump evidence’ as his lawyer denies ‘mixed up’ Russia claims

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said his committee is interested in Michael Cohen’s alleged evidence on President Trump. However, recent comments by Cohen’s lawyer have cast doubt over such ‘evidence.’ Michael Cohen, Trump’s one-time ‘fixer’ and attorney was convicted on eight counts of campaign finance violations, tax fraud, and bank fraud in a plea deal with prosecutors reached earlier ...

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‘Lock her up!’ US attorney general Jeff Sessions laughs as students chant anti-Clinton slogan

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions seemed to join in as conservative teenagers chanted the former Trump campaign anti-Hillary Clinton slogan “Lock her up” at a high school student event in Washington on Tuesday. Sessions was delivering remarks promoting free speech and conservative values at Turning Point USA’s High School Leadership Summit at George Washington University. During his speech, he criticized ...

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‘Colossus waking up’: Volcano eruption triggers evacuations in Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands (PHOTOS)

At least 250 people have been evacuated from the vicinity of the largest volcano in the Galapagos Islands, Sierra Negra, after a series of earthquakes awakened the colossus, according to Ecuadorean authorities. “The colossus is awakening,” Environment Minister Tarsicio Hail said, announcing that Ecuador’s authorities are closely watching the seismic and geological activity near one of the world’s largest calderas, ...

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Erdogan aide tells congressman Adam Schiff to ‘shut up’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman has sharply rebuked Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff who bemoaned Turkey’s “descent into autocracy” after Erdogan’s presidential election win. “Erdogan ‘won’ reelection in Turkey this weekend only by decimating the opposition through arrests, violence and squashing freedom of the press. Turkey’s descent into autocracy is another reminder that democracy is under assault worldwide,” Schiff tweeted ...

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‘Will America wake up?’ Republican congressman retweets anti-immigration post from white supremacist

Iowa congressman Steve King has attracted a backlash after apparently endorsing a Twitter post from a prominent British far-right activist. “65% of Italians under the age of 35 now oppose mass immigration. Europe is waking up…” Mark Collett tweeted on Tuesday, citing a recent public opinion poll in the country. Collett came to prominence as the leader of the youth ...

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