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US still paying White Helmets despite $200mn-aid freeze for Syria recovery, State Dept confirms

As the US is reviewing funding aimed at helping war-ravaged Syria rebuild, it’s not neglecting the White Helmets – a controversial militant-linked group instrumental to the media campaign against Assad and Russia. At a Thursday press briefing, journalists asked US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert for an update on the late-March freeze of $ 200 million earmarked for the recovery ...

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White House walks back Nikki Haley statements on new Russia sanctions

The White House has walked back comments made by US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who said that the US would impose fresh economic sanctions on Russia. Read more During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Haley said that the US would announce the new sanctions on Monday. Haley said the sanctions would be imposed over Russia’s continued ...

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White House cites social media, open-source outlets in US assessment of alleged Douma attack

Shortly after Trump announced strikes against Syria on Friday evening, the White House “assessed with confidence” that Damascus was behind the alleged gas attack in Douma – citing social media and “reliable intelligence.” Read more “A large body of information indicates that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in the Duma area of East Ghutah, near Damascus, on April 7, ...

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US blames 'bad actor' Russia for Douma 'chemical attack,' no timetable for response – White House

The White House has refused to clarify if Donald Trump’s belligerent tweets signal a planned strike on Syria, but insisted that Moscow is responsible for last week’s alleged chemical attack, as it failed to rein in Bashar Assad. Asked to respond to Moscow’s claims that the “civil defense” group White Helmets, which has links to Syrian rebels, were behind the ...

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Third national security aide resigns from White House after Bolton takes job

The White House has announced the resignation of Deputy national security adviser Nadia Schadlow, the third senior official to leave President Donald Trump’s team following John Bolton’s appointment as national security adviser. “The administration thanks Dr. Schadlow for her service and leadership in crafting the president’s ‘America First’ national security agenda strategy,” deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah said ...

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Trump still wants to meet Putin, White House says, after new round of sanctions

Published time: 6 Apr, 2018 18:38 Edited time: 6 Apr, 2018 18:58 Preparations for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be affected by the new round of sanctions imposed on Russian government officials and businessmen, the White house has said. Read more “As the president has said, he wants to have a good ...

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New York Port Authority terminal’s work disrupted after report of white powder

Published time: 4 Apr, 2018 14:18 Edited time: 4 Apr, 2018 14:39 New York’s Port Authority bus terminal had been partially evacuated after police say they found a “white substance” in a walkway, WCBS 880 radio reports. The white powder was found to be non-hazardous, and terminal management declared that while there was “no immediate danger,” parts of the terminal ...

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Kellyanne Conway denies claim she is White House’s ‘number-one leaker’

Kellyanne Conway has denied a new claim that she is the “number-one leaker” in President Donald Trump’s White House. Read more In an interview on CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper, author Ronald Kessler made the surprising claim that Conway, Trump’s former campaign manager, was the source of most leaks coming out of his administration. Kessler, who is ...

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South African politician attacks ‘racist’ Australia for sheltering fleeing white farmers

The leader of the South African opposition has called Australia racist over Canberra’s emergency visas for white farmers. The farmers are allegedly facing assaults amid government calls for land seizure in favor of black citizens. “We’re too busy. Don’t make noise, because you will irritate us. Go to Australia. It is only racists who went to Australia when Mandela got ...

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Jim Carrey faces Twitter backlash for ‘monstrous’ portrait of White House spokesperson

Published time: 19 Mar, 2018 17:10 Edited time: 19 Mar, 2018 17:18 Comedian Jim Carrey turned to art (loosely defined) to mock President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. His derisive portrait was widely rebuked on social media, however. The ‘Bruce Almighty’ star unveiled his magnum opus to his 17 million Twitter followers over the weekend. “This is the ...

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