North Korea offers ‘extended middle finger’ to Trump

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North Korea offers ‘extended middle finger’ to Trump

Washington (CNN) North Korea staged a brazen show of defiance against the Trump administration’s attempts to curb its nuclear ambitions, testing a missile Sunday that it said could reach US territory.

Can President Donald Trump share top secret information?

BBC News
Donald Trump has once again found himself at the centre of a storm – this time for reportedly sharing “codeword classified” information with the Russian ambassador.

Trump’s trampling of political norms spurs strongman comparisons

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Labour manifesto: Income tax to increase for earners over £80000

BBC News
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A question of trust: Merkel treads carefully with Trump

FILE PHOTO: Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S.

Syria prison crematory is hiding mass executions, US says

The Boston Globe
WASHINGTON – The State Department released satellite images Monday that officials said showed that President Bashar Assad of Syria has built a crematory at a military prison outside Damascus to hide a large number of executions.

Veteran journalist killed in latest wave of slayings in Mexico state of Sinaloa

CBS News
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Homes of Indian ex-finance minister, son searched in criminal probe

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Ian Brady letters: Inside the mind of a Moors Murderer

BBC News
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Facebook survives Thailand’s threat over blacklisted pages

Facebook hasn’t removed all content blacklisted in Thailand, but local authorities have gone back on legal threats made last week.
New York Times
The European Union’s highest court ruled on Tuesday that a 2014 trade deal with Singapore could not be approved without permission from the parliaments of the bloc’s 28 members, leaving in place an obstacle to future trade negotiations – including

Obama: Decision not to bomb Syria required ‘political courage’

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Texas Seeks Medicaid Money It Gave Up Over Planned Parenthood Ban

New York Times
Kristy Anderson testifying as a “Texas woman” in support of Planned Parenthood during a Texas Women’s Health Advisory Committee meeting in Austin on Monday.

Pelosi: Trump’s ‘messy’ approach to intel puts U.S. at risk

The Hill
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) warned Monday that President Trump’s “messy” handling of classified information threatens the effectiveness of the intelligence community at the expense of national security.

State Dept. surprised by Tillerson defending Trump: report

The Hill
The State Department was caught unaware by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defending President Trump’s handling of highly classified information, according to a new report.

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