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Roger Ailes: Founder of Fox News and one of America’s most powerful figures in U.S. politics and media dies at 77

Roger Ailes, who became one of the most powerful figures in both U.S. politics and media by turning the Fox News network into a booming voice for conservatives before he was brought down by sexual harassment charges, has died at the age of 77. Mr. Ailes worked as a media strategist for Republican Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George ...

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Trump cancels planned visit to one of Israel’s holiest landmark after his helicopter is denied landing [PHOTOS]

President Donald Trump has cancelled a planned visit and speech at the ancient mountain fortress of Masada in Israel after authorities told him that he could not land his helicopter on top of the UNESCO-listed site.   Instead, Trump will now deliver a speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. It comes after an Israeli Air Force (IAF) regulation that ...

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Appointing Former FBI chief to probe Russian influence on my election is a witch hunt – Trump

President Donald Trump has said the decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the inquiry into Russian influence on his election is hurting America terribly. Speaking at a news conference in Washington, he denied any collusion with Russia during his election campaign last year. “The entire thing has been a witch hunt and there is no collusion,” he said. ...

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President Macron appoints ministers across rival parties with half of them women [PHOTOS]

…Macron puts bomb under politics French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 posts taken by women. Sylvie Goulard is defence minister while Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel is sports minister. Macron’s new sports minister is Laura Flessel, an Olympic fencing champion. PHOTO: AFP Bruno Le Maire is economy ...

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Nuclear Deal: After calling it worst deal ever, Trump’s administration renews sanctions relief for Iran

Donald Trump’s White House has renewed sanctions relief for Iran, despite the US president’s past criticism. The easing of sanctions is part of a crucial nuclear deal brokered in 2015 under then-President Barack Obama with five other world powers. Mr Trump has described the landmark agreement as the “worst deal ever”. However, the US Treasury issued fresh sanctions against specific ...

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Alleged Russia Links: Supporters throw their weight behind Trump criticizing the mainstream media [LOOK]

It hasn’t been an easy week at the White House. US media reported in recent days that the president revealed highly classified information to Russian officials. It also quoted a memo by former FBI chief James Comey in which he says Mr Trump asked him to drop an inquiry into links between ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia. Mr ...

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US Election: Former FBI Director Robert Mueller to probe alleged links between Trump’s campaign team and Russia

A former FBI boss has been named special counsel to oversee an inquiry into Russia’s alleged meddling in the election and any Trump campaign ties. In naming Robert Mueller, the deputy attorney general said it was in the public interest to have an outsider. The appointment was widely endorsed by politicians from both sides. Calls for a special investigation had ...

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Rattle snake bites man who tried to kiss it

I guess he said he could kiss the devil and get away with it A Florida man who tried to kiss a rattlesnake, only for it to snub his advances and bite him, is recovering in hospital. The snake was found by Charles Goff, a resident of Putnam County, in the north-east of the state, on Monday. A day later, ...

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Princess Mako of Japan’s royal family to lose her royal status for marrying a commoner

A member of Japan’s royal family, Princess Mako, is to surrender her royal status by marrying a commoner. The 25-year-old eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito will become engaged to law firm worker Kei Komuro, also 25, whom she met while studying together. Japan’s imperial law requires a princess to leave the royal family after marrying a commoner. The move is ...

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Scandals trailing President Donald Trump’s economic agenda lead to a sharp fall in stock market

    Wall Street stocks fell sharply Wednesday on deepening worries about President Donald Trump’s economic agenda following a series of scandals and stumbles.   The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 373 points to 20,606.93 for a drop of 1.8 percent — its biggest one-day decline since Trump was elected.   The broad-based S&P 500 fell 1.8 percent to 2,357.03, ...

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