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Steve Bannon warns Trump of a coup

Steve Bannon, the former White House strategist, told Fox News on Monday that he believes last week’s annonyous op-ed in The New York Times by a ‘senior’ White House official was likely developed by “six to a dozen” members of the administration. By – Lukas Mikelionis Scroll 4Video “I don’t think there’s any one author,” he told Laura Ingraham, host of ...

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Trump’s administration to the International Criminal Court: Stop Investigating American War Crimes

President Donald Trump’s administration will announce a new hard-line stance toward the International Criminal Court on Monday, in response to the court’s proposed investigation of alleged war crimes committed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan. By – David Brennan Scroll 4Video Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton will outline the White House’s new approach to the ICC at a meeting of the Federalist ...

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Turkey to leave NATO soon

Turkey is in a mess. Its currency is in a tailspin and inflation is out of control. There really is a lot going on so here are some key things you need to know. By – Simon Constable Qatar Providing Help The oil-rich state promised $15 billion in support of Turkey and cut an agreement to help stabilize the lira. Those ...

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Trump cuts more than $200 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians

Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is leading an effort to craft a peace plan meant to launch negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians to end the decades-long conflict. By –  Reuters The United States is cutting more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, the State Department said on Friday, amid a deteriorating relationship with the Palestinian leadership. ...

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U.S. Warns Russia It Will Hit Assad If He Uses Chemical Arms

The U.S. has told Russia it is ready to take strong military action against Syria if President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons to recapture one of his country’s last rebel-held areas, according to four people familiar with the discussions. By – Margaret Talev & Jennifer Jacobs  U.S. officials say they have information Assad may be planning a chemical attack in the northwestern ...

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Sweden Faces Historic Upset in Election

Viking rock music and whole pigs roasting on spits drew thousands of Swedes to a festival hosted by nationalists poised to deliver their country’s biggest political upheaval in a century. By – Amanda Billner  The Sweden Democrats have been led since 2005 by a clean-cut and bespectacled man, Jimmie Akesson. He’s gentrified a party that traces its roots back to the ...

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Trump signs bill banning government use of Huawei and ZTE tech

Huawei and ZTE technology will largely be banned from use by the US government and government contractors. The ban was signed into placed by President Trump today as a component of the much larger Defense Authorization Act By – Jake Kastrenakes This caps off months of will-they-won’t-they from Republicans, many of whom view the two major Chinese telecoms as national security threats. ...

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Sweden supports Soros battle against Hungary

A few days ago, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivered an annual speech to ethnic Hungarians at a summer camp in Romania. He largely echoed the remarks he had made last year, when he bemoaned European liberalism and championed the continent’s Christian identity. But what seemed like boilerplate nationalist rhetoric then has more force now. By – Ishaan Tharoor The Swedish government ...

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Donald Trump Bottom Line on North Korea, Iran: Complete Denuclearization

Iran will likely have to agree to complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization in any future deal with the United States, just like North Korea, a top diplomatic official signaled Friday. By –  Jeff Seldin “Nothing in the conduct of foreign policy is ever done in a vacuum,” Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, Dr. Yleem D.S. Poblete, ...

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Trump: Europe is ‘losing its culture’ because of immigration

President Trump is railing against what he described as the migration of “millions and millions of people” into Europe, declaring that the continent is “losing its culture” to refugees and asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa. By – Max Greenwood  In an interview with the British tabloid The Sun published Thursday, Trump said it is a “shame” that European leaders had allowed so many ...

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