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Michael Flynn quits as national security adviser

Michael Flynn quits as national security adviser

Michael Flynn has resigned as national security adviser over his contact with Russian officials before US President Donald Trump took office. His resignation on Tuesday followed reports a day earlier that the Department of Justice warned the Trump administration weeks ago that such communications could leave him in a compromised position. It is illegal for private [...]

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Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

President Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, Fox News reported. Flynn, in his resignation letter, wrote that he “inadvertently” briefed  top officials with incomplete information regarding his call with the Russian ambassador. “I have sincerely apologized to the president and the vice president, and they have accepted my apology,” the letter [...]

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Bolivia declares emergency over locust plague

Bolivia declares emergency over locust plague

The Bolivian government has declared a state of emergency in a vast agricultural area affected by a plague of locusts. President Evo Morales has announced a contingency plan, which includes $700,000 in extra funds for fumigation. The swarm first appeared over a week ago near the low-lying eastern city of Santa Cruz, where most of [...]

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Trump attack on judges ‘demoralising’ says Supreme Court pick

Trump attack on judges ‘demoralising’ says Supreme Court pick

Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court has described the president’s attacks on the judiciary as “demoralising” and “disheartening”. Neil Gorsuch’s comments were made to a Democratic senator and confirmed by his spokesman. The president called a judge who halted his controversial travel ban a “so-called judge”, and said any terror attacks on US soil [...]

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Australian man trapped in dam with nose just above water

Australian man trapped in dam with nose just above water

An Australian man has survived spending hours struggling to keep his nose above water after his excavator rolled into a waterhole. Daniel Miller, 45, had been riding the machine at his remote property 300km (180 miles) north of Sydney. When the edge of the dam gave way, the farmer was pinned down by a bar [...]

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Trump breaks ice with China in letter to Xi

Trump breaks ice with China in letter to Xi

US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to Xi Jinping, his first direct approach to the Chinese leader. The president thanked Mr Xi for congratulating him on his inauguration last month and said he looked forward to “constructive” relations. Mr Trump has not yet spoken to Mr Xi but did call other world leaders. [...]

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Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case

Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case

A US court has ordered Facebook and other defendants to pay $500m (£395m) after finding they unlawfully used a firm’s virtual reality technology. The jury found Oculus, which Facebook bought in 2014, used computer code belonging to video game developer Zenimax to launch its own VR headset. Oculus said it was “disappointed” and would appeal [...]

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Trump reportedly accuses Australian PM of seeking to export next ‘Boston bombers’

Trump reportedly accuses Australian PM of seeking to export next ‘Boston bombers’

President Trump reportedly had a fiery conversation over the weekend with Australia’s prime minister over a refugee deal agreed upon under the Obama administration. Trump reportedly blasted the agreement as “the worst deal ever” and accused Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of seeking to export “the next Boston bombers.” The call went so badly, Trump told [...]

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US-Australia refugee deal: Trump in ‘worst call’ with Turnbull

US-Australia refugee deal: Trump in ‘worst call’ with Turnbull

A phone call between US President Donald Trump and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has called into question a refugee resettlement deal. The Washington Post reported Mr Trump called the conversation “the worst by far” of his calls with world leaders that day, and cut it short. Mr Trump later tweeted that he would “study this [...]

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White House Floats 20 Percent Tax on Mexican Imports to Pay for Border Wall

White House Floats 20 Percent Tax on Mexican Imports to Pay for Border Wall

President Donald Trump has not formally proposed a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports to pay for his controversial border wall and is instead considering it among a series of options, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday. “The goal today is not to be prescriptive. It’s to basically say: Hey, here is a way [...]

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Mexico wall: Trump condemned over imports tax proposal

Mexico wall: Trump condemned over imports tax proposal

Mexico has condemned a US suggestion that it may impose a 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for President Donald Trump’s planned border wall. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said such a tax would make Mexican imports more expensive for US consumers and they would end up paying for the wall. The Mexican president earlier [...]

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Steve Bannon: News media should ‘keep its mouth shut and just listen’

Steve Bannon: News media should ‘keep its mouth shut and just listen’

Steve Bannon, the chief strategist and senior counselor to President Trump, said the press should be ashamed at how out of touch it is with the United States and just “listen for a while.” Bannon, who used to edit the far-right website Breitbart before heading Trump’s presidential campaign, delivered the contemptuous indictment of the news [...]

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