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NYC Mayor Will Meet With Federal Investigators Over Campaign Funds
After months of speculation, Mayor Bill de Blasio will officially meet with federal prosecutors and F.B.I. agents on Friday who have been investigating the mayor's campaign fund-raising over the past year, according to The New York Times. A grand jury has already heard evidence on the case focused...
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Donald Trump to CPAC: “Now you finally have a president, finally”
By John Wagner and David Nakamura, The Washington Post President Trump declared himself among friends as he delivered a campaign-style speech Friday at an annual gathering of conservative activists, where he told the crowd that the movement he built during his campaign represents the future of the...
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Israel denies work permit to Human Right Watch researcher
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has denied a work permit to a Human Rights Watch researcher after receiving Foreign Ministry advice that HRW works "in the service of Palestinian propaganda under the false banner of human rights," the immigration authority said. ......
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Turkey coup: 136 diplomats and relatives seek Germany asylum
Soldiers who fled after the coup attempt fear that they will not...
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Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug charges
A senator who has been a leading critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug crackdown was arrested Friday on drug charges but professed her innocence and vowed she would not be intimidated by a leader she called a "serial killer." Sen. Leila de Lima was arrested a...
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US promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico
MEXICO CITY: US officials promised Mexico no “mass deportations” or use of military force to expel immigrants, moving to calm tensions over President Donald Trump’s vow to crack down on “bad dudes” illegally residing in his country. US Homeland Security Secretary John...
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India, Pakistan should have good ties, avoid conspiracies against each other: Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Islamabad and New Delhi should maintain friendly and good relations, media reported on Friday. “We [Pakistan and India] should...
photo: UN / Cia Pak
Democrats set to pick leader in new Trump era
Washington: US Democrats, licking their wounds from last year’s election debacle, will pick a new leader Saturday to take the fight to President Donald Trump and his Republicans. With opposition Democrats preparing for crucial 2018 midterm elections and the nation’s next presidential...
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White House asked FBI to deny reports linking Russia and Trump advisers
Chief of staff Reince Priebus accused of violating protocols that protect pending investigations from political interference...
photo: AP / Susan Walsh
Police say nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Un's half-brother
Kim Jong Nam. KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police said on Friday a preliminary report showed the murder of Kim Jong Nam was carried out with a highly toxic chemical known as VX nerve agent. The police...
photo: AP / Wong Maye-E, Shizuo Kambayashi

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