Archive for January, 2017

‘Rogue’ White House staff Twitter account alleges concerning actions by Donald Trump and encourages followers to ‘resist’

January 31, 2017 11:00 pm
‘Rogue’ White House staff Twitter account alleges concerning actions by Donald Trump and encourages followers to ‘resist’

Following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a number of accounts dedicated to revealing the ‘real’ Donald Trump have emerged. Photos / AP, Twitter It appears Twitter has become a double-edged sword for President Trump. His own account spearheaded his political campaign, but following his inauguration, a number of accounts dedicated to […]

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Israel approves construction of 3,000 new settlement units

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Israel approves construction of 3,000 new settlement units

A view of the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim near Jerusalem al-Quds on July 25, 2013 (Photo by Reuters) Israel has announced plans for the construction of 3,000 new settler units in the occupied West Bank, its latest step in a construction binge which started directly after the inauguration […]

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US President Donald Trump calls on drug companies to ‘get prices down’

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US President Donald Trump calls on drug companies to ‘get prices down’

US President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting in the White House on January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has called on the executives of American pharmaceutical companies to manufacture more drugs and reduce prices, also vowing to expedite approval of new medicines […]

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Massachusetts state joins legal effort against US President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban

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Massachusetts state joins legal effort against US President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey The US state of Massachusetts is taking part in a legal battle against President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. Attorney General Maura Healey said Tuesday that the state was both joining a federal lawsuit filed Friday and filing its own lawsuit against the ban. Trump issued […]

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US President Donald Trump travel ban punishes those fighting terrorism, says Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

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US President Donald Trump travel ban punishes those fighting terrorism, says Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says a controversial decision by the administration of US President Donald Trump to restrict arrivals from Iraq punishes people who are “fighting terrorism.” The premier said on Tuesday that the ban, which prevents Iraqis, along with citizens from six other Muslim-majority countries, from entering the […]

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UK parliament begins debate on Brexit bill

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UK parliament begins debate on Brexit bill

A file photo of the UK Parliament in London on January 13, 2017. UK lawmakers have gathered in Parliament to debate whether the British government can trigger Britain’s formal exit from the European Union. A bill authorizing UK Prime Minister Theresa May to invoke Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty starts […]

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Turkey arrests 2 more pro-Kurdish MPs ahead of referendum

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Turkey arrests 2 more pro-Kurdish MPs ahead of referendum

This file photo shows the co-chairman of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democracy Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas. (Photo by AFP) Turkish authorities have detained two lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the latest move against party members ahead of a referendum on constitutional amendment. The HDP’s official spokesman Ayhan […]

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Intra-Syrian Geneva talks delayed until February 20: Diplomats

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Intra-Syrian Geneva talks delayed until February 20: Diplomats

UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, walks to take his seat before the announcement of a final statement following Syria peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, January 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The new round of negotiations between Syria’s warring sides, which were scheduled to begin early next month, […]

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Two bomb attacks hit Nigeria as officials blame Boko Haram

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Two bomb attacks hit Nigeria as officials blame Boko Haram

Two bomb attacks have hit separate locations in northern Nigeria in what officials believe were attempts by Boko Haram terrorist group to make up for its recent losses in the face of the Nigerian army. A civilian vigilante in Banki, near the Cameroon border in the northeastern state of Borno, […]

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Belgian King Filip/Philippe of Belgium warns US and UK threaten ‘course of history’

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Belgian King Filip/Philippe of Belgium warns US and UK threaten ‘course of history’

A picture taken on December 19, 2016 shows King Filip/Philippe of Belgium standing at the Royal Palace in Brussels. (Photo by AFP) The US and UK are pursuing a risky path that could “create rifts in our society” and “reverse the course of history,” Belgium’s King Philippe has warned. Philippe said Tuesday […]

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