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A team of journalists including renowned Univision newsman Jorge Ramos were detained in Venezuela after an interview with Nicolás Maduro went sideways

A team of six Univision journalists, including veteran newsman Jorge Ramos, have reportedly been released from the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, after being detained, Univision News reported via Twitter. The news organisation’s initial tweet alleged that the team was interviewing embattled leader Nicolás Maduro, but “he did not like […]
A team of journalists including renowned Univision newsman Jorge Ramos were detained in Venezuela after an interview with Nicolás Maduro went sideways
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A group of Microsoft employees are demanding the company ditch a US Army contract that they say makes them ‘war profiteers’

A group of Microsoft employees are protesting the company’s $US749 million contract with the US Army. The contract involves providing HoloLens augmented-reality tech for soldiers, but the workers say it makes them into unwilling “war profiteers.” More than 50 employees have signed an open letter calling on Microsoft’s leadership to […]
A group of Microsoft employees are demanding the company ditch a US Army contract that they say makes them ‘war profiteers’
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World War II museum blames ‘some jerk punk’ for setting fire to what they may have thought was a Confederate monument. It’s actually a memorial honouring a WWII veteran.

A North Carolina museum is accusing vandals of trying to burn a statue of a World War II veteran after mistaking it for a Confederate monument. The statue commemorates General William C. Lee, who served in both world wars. The museum’s curator, Mark Johnson, told the Dunn Daily Record newspaper […]
World War II museum blames ‘some jerk punk’ for setting fire to what they may have thought was a Confederate monument. It’s actually a memorial honouring a WWII veteran.
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The Coast Guard lieutenant whom prosecutors are accusing of plotting a mass terror attack Googled his alleged targets and whether there’d be ‘civil war’ if Trump is impeached

A Coast Guard lieutenant who prosecutors accuse of plotting a mass terror attack Googled his targets and whether they might have security protection, according to court documents seen by INSIDER. Christopher Hasson, 49, was arrested February 15. Prosecutors say he kept a stockpile of guns and hundreds of rounds of […]
The Coast Guard lieutenant whom prosecutors are accusing of plotting a mass terror attack Googled his alleged targets and whether there’d be ‘civil war’ if Trump is impeached
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16 states are suing Trump for declaring a national emergency over his border wall: ‘A constitutional crisis of his own making’

Sixteen states filed a lawsuit to challenge President Donald Trump’s national-emergency declaration, which he made to access extra funding for his proposed border wall. Friday’s emergency declaration aims to divert about $US6 billion from other federal budgets. Congress had approved $US1.357 billion for a border wall, far less than Trump […]
16 states are suing Trump for declaring a national emergency over his border wall: ‘A constitutional crisis of his own making’
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Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador, saying the last 2 months have been ‘gruelling’ for her family

Heather Nauert, the spokeswoman for the State Department and President Donald Trump’s pick as US Ambassador to the United Nations, announced Saturday she was withdrawing from consideration. She said the last two months had been “gruelling” for her family. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert announced Saturday she was withdrawing from […]
Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador, saying the last 2 months have been ‘gruelling’ for her family
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Jeff Sessions once complained about FBI employees and reminisced about the ‘the old days’ when it ‘only hired Irishmen,’ former deputy director Andrew McCabe reportedly says in his memoir

While attorney general, Jeff Sessions once complained about the racial composition of the FBI and reminisced about the “old days” where “you all only hired Irishmen,” according to a memoir written by Andrew McCabe, the former deputy FBI director, and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. One person familiar with […]
Jeff Sessions once complained about FBI employees and reminisced about the ‘the old days’ when it ‘only hired Irishmen,’ former deputy director Andrew McCabe reportedly says in his memoir
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The country named the best place to visit in 2019 has taken out newspaper adverts to recruit executioners after reinstating the death penalty

Sri Lanka’s government is advertising for executioners in a national newspaper after reinstating the death penalty. It called for men with “excellent moral character” and “very good mind and mental strength.” The job will pay 36,310 Sri Lankan rupees ($US203.99) per month. Sri Lanka’s president declared the return of capital […]
The country named the best place to visit in 2019 has taken out newspaper adverts to recruit executioners after reinstating the death penalty
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Tulsi Gabbard’s foreign policy frustrates centrist Democrats, draws cheers from anti-interventionists, and makes her political identity tough to pigeonhole

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is running for president in 2020, and her foreign policy has become the most talked about aspect of her campaign. Gabbard launched her campaign with an anti-war speech, going after both Democrats and Republicans “who never tire of war.” Her views on foreign policy simultaneously put […]
Tulsi Gabbard’s foreign policy frustrates centrist Democrats, draws cheers from anti-interventionists, and makes her political identity tough to pigeonhole
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A flight from New Zealand to China had to turn around after 3 hours in the air, and it could be because of an incendiary dispute over whether Taiwan is a real country

An Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Shanghai was unexpected forced to turn back three hours into its 11-hour journey on Saturday. Airline authorities said it was because the particular aircraft wasn’t certified to enter China. But sources told Stuff news website that it was because the airline had […]
A flight from New Zealand to China had to turn around after 3 hours in the air, and it could be because of an incendiary dispute over whether Taiwan is a real country
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Rep. Omar suggests GOP politicians take pro-Israeli stance for money

The Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar waded into another controversy on Sunday, taking aim at a prominent pro-Israel lobby group and inviting widespread accusations of anti-Semitism. Omar seemed to connect GOP backing of Israel with generous political donations, referring directly to the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee or AIPAC. The comments immediately […]
Rep. Omar suggests GOP politicians take pro-Israeli stance for money
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Jeff Bezos’ nudes were reportedly leaked when his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez sent them to her brother, in a new twist to the dramatic saga — here’s everything we know so far

A New York Times report alleges that intimate photos leaked to the National Enquirer of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, came from messages Sanchez sent to her brother. This is the latest update in the complicated saga regarding Bezos’ love life, which first […]
Jeff Bezos’ nudes were reportedly leaked when his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez sent them to her brother, in a new twist to the dramatic saga — here’s everything we know so far
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Jeff Bezos’ security team thinks a ‘government entity’ may have accessed the Amazon CEO’s texts, Washington Post reporter says

Jeff Bezos and his private investigators are floating the theory that a “government entity” may have accessed the Amazon CEO’s personal texts, Washington Post reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia said Thursday night on MSNBC. The comments were made hours after Bezos penned a viral Medium blog post accusing the National Enquirer’s publisher […]
Jeff Bezos’ security team thinks a ‘government entity’ may have accessed the Amazon CEO’s texts, Washington Post reporter says
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Trump has done everything he can to avoid implicating the Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi’s killing. Today, the Senate could force him to act.

President Donald Trump has shied away from directly holding Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October. A bipartisan group of senators in October imposed a 120-day deadline for Trump to identify and punish those behind Khashoggi’s disappearance. Those 120 […]
Trump has done everything he can to avoid implicating the Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi’s killing. Today, the Senate could force him to act.
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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince reportedly said he would use ‘a bullet’ on Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi

US intelligence services reportedly intercepted communications in which Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia said he would use “a bullet” against Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The remarks in September 2017 provided further evidence of Mohammed bin Salman’s alleged role in Khashoggi’s gruesome murder more than one year […]
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince reportedly said he would use ‘a bullet’ on Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi
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Australia is blocking a billionaire political donor from returning to the country over long held fears he may be a Chinese influence agent

A controversial Chinese businessman with alleged ties to the Chinese Communist Party has been denied entry back into Australia from China, and his citizenship application has been rejected. The extraordinary move is the first time Australian officials have taken real action against the billionaire Huang Xiangmo, a notorious political donor […]
Australia is blocking a billionaire political donor from returning to the country over long held fears he may be a Chinese influence agent
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Trump is teasing bombshells for his State of the Union address. They could include a national emergency over the wall and a new summit with Kim Jong Un.

President Donald Trump is teasing show-stopping announcements he may include in his State of the Union address on Tuesday. Ideas he has publicly toyed with include the declaration of a national emergency to secure border-wall funding and the confirmation of a second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Trump’s […]
Trump is teasing bombshells for his State of the Union address. They could include a national emergency over the wall and a new summit with Kim Jong Un.
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Trump appointed Ronny Jackson as chief medical adviser, amid ongoing Pentagon investigation

President Donald Trump appointed Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson as chief medical adviser on Saturday. Jackson remains under Pentagon investigation stemming from allegations that he was “abusive” towards colleagues, over-prescribed certain medications, and drank on the job. Jackson also garnered scepticism when he declared Trump to have “incredibly good genes” after […]
Trump appointed Ronny Jackson as chief medical adviser, amid ongoing Pentagon investigation
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Trump’s man to handle Venezuela crisis was convicted in Iran-Contra affair and fought to cover-up worst massacre in recent Latin American history

The Trump administration last week appointed Elliot Abrams as envoy to Venezuela to spearhead its efforts against Nicolas Maduro’s authoritarian government. Abrams has a long, controversial history as a foreign policy adviser in Washington, including being convicted over his role in the Iran-Contra affair. There appear to be fears among […]
Trump’s man to handle Venezuela crisis was convicted in Iran-Contra affair and fought to cover-up worst massacre in recent Latin American history
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Trump heads for incredibly awkward face-to-face trade-war talks with China after it accused him of ‘hysterically persecuting’ Huawei

The US Department of Justice charged Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, its chief financial officer, and two affiliates with bank and wire fraud, stealing trade secrets, and obstructing justice on Monday. The charges come as President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with top Chinese trade negotiators on Wednesday and Thursday […]
Trump heads for incredibly awkward face-to-face trade-war talks with China after it accused him of ‘hysterically persecuting’ Huawei
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Trump reportedly floated ‘using military force’ in Venezuela

President Donald Trump reportedly floated using “military force” in Venezuela to Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in recent weeks. Graham told Axios he cautioned Trump the move could be “problematic.” The US and several other countries recently recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the legitimate interim president over Nicolas Maduro. Speculation […]
Trump reportedly floated ‘using military force’ in Venezuela
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Trump is decrying Maduro’s authoritarianism in Venezuela as he simultaneously embraces the region’s newest strongman in Brazil

President Donald Trump has found a strongman he does not like: Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro. Trump’s forceful stance against Maduro stands in contrast with his position toward other authoritarians. As Trump denounces Maduro, he’s simultaneously embracing another controversial leader in the region: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. There is a distinct contradiction […]
Trump is decrying Maduro’s authoritarianism in Venezuela as he simultaneously embraces the region’s newest strongman in Brazil
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The CEO of the secretive big-data startup Palantir, which is looking to IPO this year, says he finds out about a stopped terrorist attack once a week

The big-data startup Palantir works with government organisations, and its technology has been used to investigate terrorist attacks. Palantir CEO Alex Karp said in a recent interview that he learns about a foiled terrorist attack in Europe about once a week. Palantir is reportedly looking at a $US41 billion initial […]
The CEO of the secretive big-data startup Palantir, which is looking to IPO this year, says he finds out about a stopped terrorist attack once a week
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The Mueller report is here — here are all the known contacts between the campaign and Russian government-linked people or entities

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe report didn’t find sufficient evidence to charge anyone from President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign with conspiracy for coordinating with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Since May 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller investigated Russian government interference in the 2016 election and possible coordination between […]
The Mueller report is here — here are all the known contacts between the campaign and Russian government-linked people or entities
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16 of the most shocking twists and turns of El Chapo’s drug-trafficking trial

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was found guilty on Tuesday on all counts of an indictment that included drug-trafficking, conspiracy, and use-of-firearms charges. His trial started in November 2018, and prosecutors brought in a number of people to testify against Guzman, including cartel cohorts and one of his […]
16 of the most shocking twists and turns of El Chapo’s drug-trafficking trial