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Palestinians suffer UN aid cut after Trump tweet

Palestinians suffer UN aid cut after Trump tweet

The US State Department on Tuesday said it was withholding more than half of the planned funding for UN agency that looks after Palestinians, but dismissed suggestions that it was being done to punish Palestine which had forced a UN vote on the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem. US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters at …

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US accused by Iran of breaching the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Iran Says New U.S. Sanctions Violate Nuclear Deal Furious over new American sanctions, Iran said on Tuesday that it had lodged a complaint with the commission that polices possible violations of the Iranian nuclear agreement. The complaint, disclosed by the speaker of Parliament, Ali Larijani, accused the United States of breaching the 2015 agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan …

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Senate confirms Christopher A. Wray as the next FBI director

Senate confirms Christopher A. Wray as the next FBI director

The Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to confirm Christopher A. Wray as the next FBI director, filling the critical post that has remained vacant since President Trump fired James B. Comey in May. Trump’s firing of Comey immediately led to accusations that he was trying to impede the bureau’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and ultimately …

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Republicans Worry That White House Disarray Is Undermining Trump

Republicans Worry That White House Disarray Is Undermining Trump

President Trump and Republicans in Washington have shaken the confidence of their supporters after a punishing and self-inflicted series of setbacks that have angered activists, left allies slack-jawed and reopened old fissures on the right. A seemingly endless sequence of disappointments and blunders has rattled Mr. Trump’s volatile governing coalition, like Mr. Trump’s attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions; a …

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Trump’s new team offers muddled messages on sanctions, pardons

Trump’s new team offers muddled messages on sanctions, pardons

The White House offered conflicting views Sunday of whether President Trump supports the Russia sanctions legislation in Congress, with his top spokesmen contradicting one another just days after launching plans for a more effective messaging strategy. If Trump was hoping his communications shake-up would bring a fresh approach for a White House that has struggled to respond to a constant …

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Trump better start looking for a good criminal lawyer

Trump better start looking for a good criminal lawyer

Former FBI Director James Comey delivered his much-anticipated testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, June 8, 2017. I am back in Washington, D.C., wearing my CNN analyst/contributor hat, covering the proceedings. Trump has hired a crony, a New York lawyer who has handled his divorces and defamation actions, rather than someone who knows the ways of Washington. Trump …

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How China can win in Africa

China is set to benefit from a possible pulling back of investment by U.S. companies in Africa under the Trump administration, according to a report. The number of Chinese-funded projects increased by more than 100 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the Africa Attractiveness survey released on Wednesday by EY, formerly Ernst & Young. By contrast, …

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What can Trump do for the already profitable Wall Street

What can Trump do for the already profitable Wall Street

Wall Street has never been more profitable and that could be a big problem. The banking industry has cheered President Trump’s promise to roll back regulations put in place after the financial crisis to rein in Wall Street. But the industry’s record-setting profits complicate the arguments for rolling back those rules, which banking analysts have said could boost their profits …

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