The attorney for Donald Trump who sought to take the blame for a tweet that could signal the president took part in the obstruction of justice has offered a new defence of Trump’s actions: the president cannot obstruct justice. “The president cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the constitution’s […]

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HARARE (Reuters) – New Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to form a new cabinet this week, with all eyes on whether he breaks with the past and names a broad-based government or selects old guard figures from Robert Mugabe’s era. Of particular interest is his choice of finance minister to replace Ignatius Chombo, who […]

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While U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wage an escalating war of words over Pyongyang’s nuclear-weapons program, the U.S. military is quietly transforming its forces on the Korean Peninsula, boosting their ability to defend against an attack from the North. The centerpiece of the transformation is a sprawling new installation […]

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An Ohio Supreme Court justice who recently declared his intention to run for governor faced widespread condemnation — and even some calls to resign — after he boasted about his sexual history while defending “heterosexual males.” Justice William O’Neill posted a statement Friday morning on Facebook about what he described as the “national feeding frenzy […]

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A spokesperson for Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said the senator would not resign in the wake of an accusation he kissed and groped a woman without her consent, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Sunday. “He is spending time with his family in Washington, D.C., and will be through the Thanksgiving holiday, and he’s doing a lot […]

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BEIJING — The president who considers himself a consummate deal maker opened trade and North Korea talks Thursday with one of the world’s biggest and most complex negotiating partners: China. “Looking forward to a full day of meetings with President Xi and our delegations,” Trump tweeted after a day of festivities Wednesday that included a […]

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The US defence department knew that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction but kept Britain in the dark, according to an explosive new claim from Gordon Brown. In an extraordinary allegation, the former prime minister states that a secret US intelligence report into Iraq’s military capabilities was never passed to Britain and […]

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The hardest part for official Washington is not knowing what happens next. Amid the escalating criminal investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election, every corner of the city finds itself preparing for the unexpected. Democrats fret that President Trump might try to shut down the inquiry. Republicans worry that their last best hope for […]

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Having already arranged a round of golf against one of the world’s best players, Donald Trump’s Japanese hosts have hired the singer behind the online pop sensation of 2016 to entertain the president during his Asia tour. Piko Taro, whose infuriatingly catchy Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP) became a viral hit, will sing for Trump and the Japanese […]

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