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Trump to congresswomen: ‘If you’re not happy here, you can leave’

President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on four progressive Democratic congresswomen on Monday, saying if they’re not happy in the United States, “they can leave.” “All they do is complain,” Trump told reporters gathered at the White House for a “Made in America” event. “These are people that hate our country,” he added. “If… Read More »

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Most German says Merkel’s health is a personal issue

Nearly 60 percent of Germans feel that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bouts of uncontrolled shaking are a personal matter, according to a survey published on Saturday. A poll published in the Augsburger Allgemeinen newspaper found that 59 percent of those questioned felt that trembling seen three times in public in the past month concerns Merkel’s “private”… Read More »

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Britain says Iran tried to ‘impede’ UK tanker in Gulf

Britain said on Thursday that Iranian military vessels tried to “impede the passage” of a UK oil tanker but were warned off by a British warship in a dramatic escalation of tensions with Tehran in the Gulf. The incident in the narrow but busy Strait of Hormuz occurred on Wednesday after President Donald Trump ratched… Read More »

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UK MPs back extending gay marriage, abortion rights to Northern Ireland

MPs in Britain’s House of Commons voted on Tuesday to extend same-sex marriage and abortion rights to Northern Ireland — unless devolved government is restored there by October 21. Campaigners hailed the move as a “big step forward” in bringing the law in socially-conservative Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the country. However,… Read More »

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China urges US to ‘immediately cancel’ arms sale to Taiwan

China urged Washington Tuesday to “immediately cancel” the potential sale of $2.2 billion in weapons to Taiwan, including battle tanks and anti-aircraft missiles. The US State Department’s decision to greenlight the first big-ticket US military sale to the self-ruled democratic island in decades comes amid already strained ties between Washington and Beijing. “The sale of… Read More »

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Trump hits back as UK’s top envoy calls his White House ‘inept’

US President Donald Trump hit back on Sunday and the UK launched an inquiry after leaked memos revealed Britain’s ambassador in the US had described the president and his White House as “inept” and “uniquely dysfunctional”. Trump said Ambassador Kim Darroch had “not served the UK well” and that he and his administration were “not… Read More »

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Man dies after accidentally swallowing live tilapia fish

A 50-year-old man died after he accidentally swallowed a live tilapia fish and got his airway blocked, while fishing in a central Philippine river, local news reported on Thursday. According to the report, the victim, identified as Roger Marcelino, and his son went fishing in the river in Tagutud, a village in Bungasong town in… Read More »

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Trump ‘glad to help’ Navy SEAL acquitted of murder

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday congratulated a US Navy Seal who was acquitted of murder in a war crimes trial, and took credit for helping. A military court in California cleared Edward Gallagher, 40, Tuesday of the murder of a teenage Islamic State prisoner in 2017 in Iraq as well as other serious charges… Read More »

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Plane crash in Texas kills 10 people

A small twin-engine passenger plane crashed in Texas in the United States on Sunday, killing 10 people, officials said. “The Dallas County Medical Examiner has confirmed 10 fatalities and no survivors,” a spokeswoman for the town of Addison told AFP. The plane was heading for St. Petersburg, Florida and was carrying two flight crew and… Read More »

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Trump says Iran ‘playing with fire’ after nuclear deal limit breached

US President Donald Trump warned Monday that Iran is “playing with fire” after Tehran said it exceeded a limit on enriched uranium reserves under a 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by Washington. Israel urged European states to sanction Iran, while Russia voiced regret but said the move was a consequence of US pressure, which has pushed… Read More »