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Varadkar references IRA border bombing to emphasise journey to peace

Varadkar references IRA border bombing to emphasise journey to peace

Despite there being some progress on the issue since the Salzburg summit, "it isn't enough", he said, adding that the European Union single market could not be jeopardised by Brexit and must be "protected". Her strategy, therefore "seems to be to leave everything until the very last minute... and hope she can cobble together a deal before bouncing parliament into supporting it for fear of something worse". Read More

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Putin blames globalization for Crimea school massacre

Putin blames globalization for Crimea school massacre

Authorities and eyewitnesses say a teenager walked calmly through the Kerch polytechnic school shooting people seemingly indiscriminately with a shotgun before committing suicide. All the victims died of gunshot wounds. "I saw my friend Dasha get killed". Another student, Semyon Gavrilov, told the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper that he saw "a young man with a gun walking around shooting everybody", and how he himself had survived by hiding in a classroom. Read More

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Refuses to Apologize for Playing up Native American Heritage

Refuses to Apologize for Playing up Native American Heritage

Is Warren an example of diversity and intersectionality gone wrong? Yes. In this case, Warren is stepping into a sensitive issue. Those of us in the military have done many of them. That was absolutely not the use for it, and so I stopped checking it off". But wait; it gets better. Warren didn't stop with academia. "At every law school where Elizabeth was recruited to teach, it has been made absolutely clear she was hired based on merit; on her accomplishments and ability", former ... Read More

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WaPo slams Trump's 'diplomatic cleanup' over Khashoggi death

WaPo slams Trump's 'diplomatic cleanup' over Khashoggi death

Asked about the potential USA response to Saudi Arabia , which is accused of murdering the Washington Post columnist, Trump said: "It will have to be very severe". He had been living in the U.S. after criticising Saudi's authoritarian rulers and was writing for the Washington Post . Meanwhile, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he has made a decision to cancel his coming trip to the kingdom after meeting with Pompeo. Read More

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Insider hit kills top Afghan security official

Insider hit kills top Afghan security official

There were conflicting reports about the fate of governor Zalmai Wesa, with several lawmakers saying all three men had been killed. Initial reports say the attacker was killed. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing near Bagram air base about 30 miles north of the capital, Kabul. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack. Read More

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Controversial Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In

Controversial Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In

The shooting, which Kremer called an "attempted assassination of a congressman", left five Republican members of Congress injured, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La. "How did you get home? ". US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he walks to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, February 16, 2018. Read More

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Ten killed after bomb explodes at Crimea college

Ten killed after bomb explodes at Crimea college

At least 18 people were killed on Wednesday in an explosion at a technical college in the city of Kerch on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea , a Russian anti-terror committee representative said. The Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper quoted student Semyon Gavrilov, who said he fell asleep during a lecture and woke up to the sound of shooting. Read More

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Saudi Arabia To Acknowledge Death Of Reporter, WWE Still Planning Crown Jewel

Saudi Arabia To Acknowledge Death Of Reporter, WWE Still Planning Crown Jewel

When asked if he would lean on WWE to cancel or postpone it's Saudi Arabia live event next month if more conclusive evidence is produced that Saudi Arabia's regime was being the disappearance of the Washington Post writer who had been critical of Saudi Arabia's government policies and actions, Blumenthal said yes, but called on the USA government to take the lead. Read More

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Beto O'Rourke smashes quarterly fundraising record with $38 million haul

Beto O'Rourke smashes quarterly fundraising record with $38 million haul

His totals through September 30 shattered the previous quarterly fundraising high for a U.S. Senate race of about $22 million that Rick Lazio notched in 2000, during his unsuccessful bid against then-first lady Hillary Clinton . Recent polling has shown Cruz with a lead over O'Rourke, but the race is considered a toss-up, which in itself is unusual in deep-red Texas. Beto O'Rourke, the man who is trying to unseat Sen. Read More

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Cologne station shut down in 'hostage situation'

Cologne station shut down in 'hostage situation'

Police set up a webpage where members of the public could upload pictures and video related to the incident, while their own investigations were "at full pitch". Authorities are in contact with the attacker, a police spokeswoman told NBC News, who added special forces are on site and police urged people to stay away from the area. Read More

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Donald Trump on Elizabeth Warren's DNA test: 'Who cares?'

Donald Trump on Elizabeth Warren's DNA test: 'Who cares?'

Warren, who was raised in Oklahoma but represents MA, was planning an elaborate rollout Monday of the results in order to dispel questions from Republican critics that have dogged her for years, the Globe said . The charity she chose is a nonprofit that seeks to protect Native American women from violence. And she wonders about the motives of those, like Trump , who "have questioned my heritage and my family history". Read More

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Fiance describes Jamal Khashoggi as 'lonely patriot'

Fiance describes Jamal Khashoggi as 'lonely patriot'

A joint statement of condemnation, if it is confirmed that Mr Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents, is also being discussed by USA and European diplomats. "But aside from that, what the president just said to me is completely outrageous", McFaul said. The president has said the United States will inflict "severe punishment" if Saudi Arabia is found to be responsible for the death of Mr Khashoggi. Read More

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After Being Held for Two Years in Turkey, Pastor Brunson is Released

After Being Held for Two Years in Turkey, Pastor Brunson is Released

The prosecutor had asked for a 10 year sentence. His wife Norine looked on from the visitors' seating area as he listened to testimony from defense and prosecution witnesses. The PKK - a Turkish-Kurdish rebel group fighting for autonomy since the 1980s - is considered a terrorist group by Turkey and the US. Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate subcommittee on appropriations handling US foreign assistance and a SASC member, expressed wariness immediately following the news. Read More

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Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Donald Wuerl's Resignation

Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Donald Wuerl's Resignation

Promising a thorough review of how the Vatican handled allegations of sexual misconduct by former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the Vatican acknowledged that what happened may fall short of the procedures that are in place today. Meanwhile the Archbishop of Malta, Charles Scicluna told a press briefing in the Vatican, bishops are not just accountable to God but to their people. Read More

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Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia lets Turkey search consulate

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia lets Turkey search consulate

Flight records reportedly show the group flew into Istanbul on two private flights Tuesday, and the delegation was at the consulate at the same time as Khashoggi . "I don't think I'll be able to go home", he told the BBC , saying that in Saudi Arabia "the people who are arrested are not even dissidents" and saying he wished he had a platform at home to write and speak freely at this time of "great transformation" in his country. Read More

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Korean president to meet Pope with message from N. Korea

Korean president to meet Pope with message from N. Korea

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up his fourth visit to North Korea with word that Kim Jong Un is ready to allow worldwide inspectors into a key nuclear testing site. There are doubts whether Kim is willing to fully relinquish his country's nuclear weapons, which he may see as a stronger guarantee of survival than whatever security assurances the United States could provide. Read More

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Saudis to Turkey: Search our consulate for missing WaPo columnist, dissenter

Saudis to Turkey: Search our consulate for missing WaPo columnist, dissenter

The Post said "a person close to the investigation" shared the image with them. Rumors from within the Turkish government have portrayed these individuals as a squad dispatched from Saudi Arabia to abduct or murder Khashoggi. Though Khashoggi gave his Saudi phone to his fiancée before entering the embassy in Istanbul , he walked in to the building with his T-Mobile US cell phone, which he had used to contact his confidential sources. Read More

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Nikki Haley resigns as U.S

Nikki Haley resigns as U.S

Before being chosen as Trump's ambassador, Haley, 46, served as governor of the state of SC - the first woman to hold the post. Haley, the former governor of SC, has been a fierce advocate for Trump's policies at the U.N. Ivanka was in the White House to listen to Haley explain how she will depart her role at the end of the year . Then he'll run her as VP in 2020. The resignation will take effect at the end of the year, Trump and Haley said . Read More

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