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Hungarian PM hails Trump's 'America First' lead

Budapest (AFP) – Hungarian strongman premier Viktor Orban on Monday hailed US President Donald Trump’s “America First” pledge, saying it was a “gift” to other nations who could now follow suit. “We have received permission from the highest secular office … Continue reading

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Senate to vote on CIA director

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is on track to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to run the CIA and is expected to vote on his nomination Monday evening. Rep. Mike Pompeo, a conservative Republican from Kansas and a member of … Continue reading

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UK communications spy chief announces resignation

London (AFP) – The head of Britain’s communications spying agency announced he was resigning on Monday, after just over two years in the post, for personal reasons. Robert Hannigan, the head of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), informed Foreign Secretary … Continue reading

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Arizona Air Force base on lockdown over gunshot reports

Los Angeles (AFP) – A US Air Force base in Arizona was placed on lockdown Monday following unconfirmed reports of gunshots, a spokesman told AFP. All personnel at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base southwest of downtown Tucson were ordered to take … Continue reading

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Spain 'regrets' disappearance of White House Spanish site

Barcelona (AFP) – Spain voiced concern Monday over the disappearance of the US White House’s Spanish-language website since Donald Trump came to power, saying it was “not a good idea” in a country with millions of Hispanics. The White House … Continue reading

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Trump tells manufacturers he will cut regulations, taxes

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump met with a dozen American manufacturers at the White House on Monday, pledging to slash regulations and cut corporate taxes, but warning them he would impose taxes on imports if … Continue reading

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Netanyahu sees 'opportunities' with Trump but calls for restraint

Jerusalem (AFP) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday Donald Trump’s presidency in the United States represented “significant opportunities” for Israel, but called for restraint from fellow right-wing politicians. Referring to former US president Barack Obama, Netanyahu said “after eight … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein hands reins to new generation

London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sinn Fein signalled a shift to a new, post-conflict generation in Northern Ireland on Monday when the Irish republican party named a 40-year-old woman to replace a former IRA commander as its leader in Belfast. … Continue reading

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Senate Republican Rubio backs Tillerson, paves way for State Department post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Monday said he would reluctantly back President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, in a move that all but secures Senate confirmation of the former Exxon Mobil Corp … Continue reading

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South Dakota lawmaker resigns over sex with interns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota legislator who acknowledged having sexual contact with two interns resigned on Monday, saying he regrets his actions. Republican Rep. Mathew Wollmann announced his resignation in a letter, which was first reported by the … Continue reading

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