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Sean Spicer quits: White House press secretary plays down 'row'

BBC 800 sources

Donald Trump's spokesman is said to have resigned over the hiring of a new communications director.

Minneapolis protests as police chief quits over Justine Damond shooting

The Guardian / AU 198 sources

Janeé Harteau has ‘lost the confidence of the people’ says mayor Betsy Hodges, who in turn faces calls to resign at chaotic media conference

Sessions discussed Trump campaign with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show

Russia's ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by…

Al-Aqsa: UN slams Israel killings of young Palestinians

Al Jazeera 358 sources

UN chief calls for probe into deaths of two teenagers and young man as tension grows over al-Aqsa restrictions.

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Congress OKs martial law extension by overwhelming majority

Philstar.com 27 sources

MANILA, Philippines — Majority of senators voted in favor of extending the declaration of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habe

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Drones will have to be registered in UK safety clampdown

The Guardian 18 sources

Owners will need to show they understand safety and privacy laws as government acts after dozens of near-misses with aircraft

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Boots' apology after contraceptive cost row

Sky News 12 sources

Boots has said it is "truly sorry" for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency contraception.

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US police boss quits after fatal shooting

Sky News / World 198 sources

The head of Minneapolis police has resigned following fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman by an officer.

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Susan Rice questioned by Senate Intelligence committee in Russian election meddling probe

Washington Times 14 sources

Obama-era national security adviser Susan Rice, who has faced allegations of spying on the Trump campaign last year, met privately on Friday with the Senate Intelligence committee in its ongoing investigation into alleged Russian meddling…

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Kushner’s Amended Financial Form Lists 77 `Omitted ...

Bloomberg 66 sources

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, on Friday filed an amended financial disclosure that included 77 items ...

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Trump Jr., Manafort Agree to Discuss Senate Panel Appearance

Bloomberg / News 82 sources

A Senate panel said Friday that Donald Trump Jr. and President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort agreed to discuss handing over documents ahead of a possible public hearing. The Senate Judiciary Committee also said it…

Trump warns Iran over detained Americans: White House

Reuters 40 sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face "new and serious consequences" unless all unjustly detained American citizens were released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

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Here Are Some Things You Should Probably Know About Anthony Scaramucci

The Huffington Post 43 sources

The new White House communications director is now a vocal defender of the president, but he once called Trump "another hack politician."

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Palestinians suspend official contacts with Israel - president

Reuters 33 sources

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday ordered the suspension of all official contact with Israel until it removed new security measures at a Jerusalem holy site.

Press secretary to exit as Trump offers financier the job of communications director

Washington Post 800 sources

Spicer’s abrupt and angry departure — as President Trump offered Anthony Scaramucci the communications director position — caught even senior West Wing staffers by surprise.

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Polish lawmakers set to back judicial overhaul, defying protests, EU

Reuters 23 sources

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish lawmakers were set to defy the European Union and growing opposition protests in the early hours of Saturday by backing a judicial overhaul denounced by critics as an unconstitutional move towards authoritarian…

Lawyer who met with Trump Jr. had Russian intelligence connections

Nataliya Veselnitskaya, a Moscow regional lawyer who has powerful contacts up to Russia’s prosecutor general, represented a military unit founded by the Federal Security Service in court cases in 2011 and 2012, court rulings seen by The…

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Rex Tillerson says Qatar's Gulf neighbours should lift blockade

US secretary of state urges countries to take positive action and says efforts to isolate Qatar are negatively affecting its citizens

Friday, Jul 21

Strong quake off Turkish and Greek coasts kills two, injures scores more

Reuters / World 402 sources

ATHENS/ANKARA (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 killed two people and injured scores more when it struck near major Turkish and Greek tourist destinations in the Aegean Sea early on Friday, Turkish and Greek officials said.

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole by Nevada Officials

NBC News 1024 sources

O.J. Simpson, imprisoned nearly a decade ago for a bungled Las Vegas robbery, was granted parole Thursday.

U.S. to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea, AP sources say

U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier, who passed away after falling into a coma into a North Korean prison.

Thursday, Jul 20

Republicans' Obamacare repeal plan 'axes insurance for 32m'

BBC / News 196 sources

The cost of health insurance would double in a decade under the Republican plan, the analysis finds.

LIVE BLOG OJ: 'I’m not a guy who lived a criminal life,' as he makes case for parole

Fox News 1024 sources

O.J. Simpson appears before a Nevada parole board on Thursday. If granted parole, he could be released as soon as October 1.

Sen. John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

NBC News 480 sources

McCain was diagnosed with a tumor called a glioblastoma after the removal of a blood clot above his left eye last week.

Sessions to 'continue' as attorney general, despite Trump's regrets

ABC News 198 sources

"It’s extremely unfair," the president told The New York Times.

Wednesday, Jul 19

US top court allows exemptions from Trump travel ban

Al Jazeera 145 sources

Ruling comes after Hawaii court order that blocked ban covering grandparents of US citizens in Trump's list.

BBC Top Earners' Salaries Including Chris Evans, Gary Lineker And Graham Norton Reveal Huge Gender Pay Gap

Huffington Post UK 57 sources

A huge gender pay gap exists among the best known and highest paid BBC presenters, the corporation was forced to reveal today.

Trump and Putin had undisclosed second meeting, White House confirms

The Guardian / AU 285 sources

A White House official has acknowledged the two presidents met again informally after their bilateral talks at the G20 summit in Germany in July

Trump Calls Failed Bid To Repeal Obamacare 'Pretty Impressive'

The Huffington Post 319 sources

President Donald Trump downplayed the Senate Republican leadership’s failure to line up the votes necessary to repeal and replace Obamacare, claiming that coming up two votes short was “pretty impressive.”

Tuesday, Jul 18

Republicans divided after second healthcare bill collapses

Reuters 794 sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress were in chaos over healthcare legislation after a second attempt to pass a bill in the Senate collapsed late on Monday, with President Donald Trump calling for an outright repeal of…

US certifies Iran nuclear deal, but vows new sanctions

Al Jazeera 137 sources

Trump administration says Tehran complied with terms of 2015 agreement but violated 'spirit' of the deal.

'Kill the bill': activists use latest GOP healthcare delay to ramp up pressure

The Guardian / US 94 sources

Moderate holdouts remain amid lingering concerns over impact on Medicaid as insurance providers call amendment crafted by Ted Cruz ‘simply unworkable’

A California businessman born in former Soviet Union also attended Trump Jr. meeting

Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer to obtain derogatory information about Hillary Clinton in June 2016 was attended by a California businessman born in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, according to two people familiar…

Monday, Jul 17

Trump Lawyer: Trump Jr.'s Meeting Wasn't Illegal And Also Trump Knew Nothing About It.

The Huffington Post 130 sources

WASHINGTON ― One of President Donald Trump’s lawyers took to the airwaves on Sunday to tell the American people that the meeting high-level Trump campaign officials ― including the president’s eldest son ― had with Russian lawyers last…

Woman killed as Venezuelans vote in opposition referendum

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans lined up across the country and in expatriate communities around the world Sunday to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution.

South Korea's new government proposes military talks with North Korea

Reuters 155 sources

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Monday proposed military talks with North Korea, the first formal overture to Pyongyang by the government of President Moon Jae-in, and said the two sides should discuss ways to avoid hostile acts near the…

Australian Bride-to-Be Shot Dead by Minneapolis Cops

NBC News 190 sources

An Australian woman who taught meditation was shot dead by police in Minneapolis Saturday after she called 911 herself, and now her family is reeling and looking for answers.