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July 24, 2017 6:55 AM Trump expected to support Russia sanctions package

WASHINGTON — The White House has indicated that President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure that requires him to get Congress’ permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow. The House was scheduled to consider the sanctions package as early as Tuesday, and the bill could be sent to Trump before Congress 39

July 22, 2017 10:04 PM New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci 'deleting old tweets'

Anthony Scaramucci, the newest member of the Trump administration, took to Twitter Saturday to say he’s deleting some old tweets that “shouldn’t be a distraction.” On Friday, Scaramucci was announced as President Trump’s new White House communications director, a position that’s been open since Mike Dubke resigned in May. Scaramucci, a well-known Wall Street 43

July 22, 2017 10:40 AM Timing of Sean Spicer's exit allows him to go 'with the least egg on his face'

Could anyone communicate effectively for Trump? The press secretary tried his best for 6 months He has been humiliated and mocked, and repeatedly frustrated and undercut by his own boss. But the hiring of a new White House communications director seems to have been the final straw for Sean Spicer, who announced on Friday he will abandon his post as Donald 33

July 20, 2017 11:26 AM Senator John McCain: Who is the Republican elder statesman?

A war hero, a political maverick, and one of President Trump's fiercest Republican critics - Senator John McCain, 80, has been granted all these titles over the years. Known in Washington for his doggedness and common-sense conservatism, he beat off younger rivals to secure the Republican party's nomination for president in 2008. As a US Navy pilot 48

July 19, 2017 3:55 PM French woman faces prosecution in Iraq for possible IS links

PARIS — A French woman captured in the Iraqi city of Mosul with her four children is facing possible prosecution in Iraq for allegedly collaborating with the Islamic State group, in a test case for how governments handle the families of foreign fighters now that the extremists are in retreat. The fate of the children, ranging in age from 6 months to 8 years 30

July 19, 2017 3:55 PM Probe into claims two Canadians among captured Islamic State women

Officials in Canada are looking into reports two nationals are among a female jihadist unit found in a Mosul tunnel. Amid the liberation of Mosul - once the de facto capital of the jihadists' self-declared caliphate - Iraqi forces are reported to have detained a unit of women militants, including German, Russian, Turkish and Canadian citizens 18

July 18, 2017 7:56 PM Eighth man at Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian lawyer was focus of money laundering inquiry

Talks for U.S. to return Russian compounds fail, sparking anger from Moscow Russia said Tuesday that it is losing patience over the return of properties that the United States seized as penalty for Moscow's election interference, as tense talks between the two countries have yielded no resolution. In Moscow, officials threatened to take "retaliatory 41

July 17, 2017 12:15 AM Emmanuel Macron Chides Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu On Settlements, Urges New Mideast Talks

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron told Israel's visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday that Paris opposes Israel's expansion of settlements in occupied Palestinian territory as he urged fresh Middle East peace talks. Stressing that international law should be "respected by all", Macron said: "I am thinking here of (Israel's) continued 34

July 16, 2017 9:18 PM Macron decries France's Nazi past during Netanyahu visit; calls for renewed peace talks

French President Emmanuel Macron has denounced France's collaboration in the Holocaust, lashing out at those who negate or minimise the country's role in sending tens of thousands of Jews to their deaths. Commemorating 75 years since a mass round-up of Jews during the darkest chapter of modern French history in his first meeting with Israeli Prime Minister 29

July 16, 2017 8:41 PM Netanyahu: Israel won’t tolerate Iranian bases in Lebanon, Syria

Jerusalem maintains that Iran is not only interested in sending military advisers to Syria, but also is keen on establishing ground and air bases there. PARIS – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel opposes the US-Russian-brokered cease-fire in Syria because it perpetuates Iran’s military presence in the country and told French 50