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The ’90s were ‘a crazy time’: John Kelly suggests Larry Kudlow’s past cocaine addiction won’t bar him from obtaining security clearance

White House chief of staff John Kelly suggested that Larry Kudlow’s past substance-abuse wouldn’t complicate his path to a security clearance once he’s officially installed as President Donald Trump’s new chief economic adviser. Kudlow was fired from Bear Stearns in the mid 1990s as he struggled with cocaine addiction. Kelly […]
The ’90s were ‘a crazy time’: John Kelly suggests Larry Kudlow’s past cocaine addiction won’t bar him from obtaining security clearance
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Russia says it snuck nuclear attack submarines near US bases undetected

Russian media reported on Friday that its military snuck nuclear attack submarines near US military bases and left undetected. Russia has been increasingly touting its nuclear capabilities. Even though the alleged submarine patrols near the US are militarily meaningless, Russian media reports they will air a TV series on the […]
Russia says it snuck nuclear attack submarines near US bases undetected
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‘It’s horrifying how much they know’: An anonymous Facebook employee explained what it’s like to go face to face with Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘secret police’

An anonymous Facebook employee has explained in a new interview with The Guardian what it’s like to be under investigation by Facebook’s internal investigations team. The anonymous employee said that they received a message from their manager saying they would receive a promotion. They said their manager walked them down […]
‘It’s horrifying how much they know’: An anonymous Facebook employee explained what it’s like to go face to face with Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘secret police’
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Israel’s prime minister believes Trump will pull out of the Iran deal by May

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly told members of his security cabinet that President Donald Trump will likely pull the US out of the 2015 Iranian nuclear accord by May. Netanyahu briefed his cabinet on talks held with President Trump in Washington earlier this month. Trump in January called the […]
Israel’s prime minister believes Trump will pull out of the Iran deal by May
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Trump may have fired Rex Tillerson because they couldn’t agree on North Korea

White House officials say the biggest factor in Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s ouster was his views on North Korea. Sources say Tillerson’s policy of dialogue over a more hardline approach had conflicted with President Donald Trump’s strategy. CIA director Mike Pompeo, Trump’s proposed replacement for Tillerson, appears to be […]
Trump may have fired Rex Tillerson because they couldn’t agree on North Korea
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‘What will it take?’: Experts were floored by Trump’s initial silence on Russia’s attempt to assassinate a former spy in the UK

President Donald Trump was initially conspicuously quiet about the recent chemical attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK. The White House on Monday condemned the attempted assassination as “reckless, indiscriminate, and irresponsible” but declined to back the UK’s claim that the Russian government was behind […]
‘What will it take?’: Experts were floored by Trump’s initial silence on Russia’s attempt to assassinate a former spy in the UK
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The story behind Russia’s smear campaign against Syria’s White Helmets

“Last Men in Aleppo” director Feras Fayyad explains how Russia has launched a smear campaign against the Syria Civil Defence aka the White Helmets. Following is a transcript of the video. Feras Fayyad is a Syrian filmmaker. He’s been arrested and tortured by the Syrian government multiple times for making […]
The story behind Russia’s smear campaign against Syria’s White Helmets
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‘You cannot imagine the horror, it’s so bad’: Russian scientist who developed Novichok describes agonising convulsions caused by poison used on Sergei Skripal

Former Soviet chemist Vil Mirzayanov has described the effects of Novichok, a type of nerve agent which he helped create. Britain yesterday said Novichok was the chemical used to poison Sergei Skripal, a double agent who defected from Russia to Britain. Mirzayanov said even low doses of Novichok cause agonising […]
‘You cannot imagine the horror, it’s so bad’: Russian scientist who developed Novichok describes agonising convulsions caused by poison used on Sergei Skripal
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The Marathon des Sables, a 160 mile race through the Sahara dubbed ‘The Toughest Footrace on Earth,’ is taking place right now. Here’s what it’s like to take part.

The Marathon Des Sables, a 160 mile race through the Sahara desert, started April 7. I finished the race in 2016. It was brutally tough. The Marathon des Sables, a six-day race through the Sahara desert, has a hard-won reputation as “The Toughest Footrace on Earth.” The 34rd edition of […]
The Marathon des Sables, a 160 mile race through the Sahara dubbed ‘The Toughest Footrace on Earth,’ is taking place right now. Here’s what it’s like to take part.
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Trump won’t get any military tanks for a planned Veterans Day parade

The Pentagon reportedly released a memo detailing a military parade that is said to be in the works for Veterans Day. The memo states that the parade will not include tanks, but will include aircraft. Trump will reportedly be surrounded by veterans and Medal of Honour recipients during the event. […]
Trump won’t get any military tanks for a planned Veterans Day parade
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$1 million in private flights and a $31,000 table — here are the 6 Trump Cabinet members under scrutiny for their lavish spending of taxpayer money

Scrutiny over how some members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet have spent taxpayer money isn’t dying down. The latest official to come under the microscope is Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who was found to have cost taxpayers more than $US1 million in combined airfare after taking eight separate government trips […]
$1 million in private flights and a $31,000 table  — here are the 6 Trump Cabinet members under scrutiny for their lavish spending of taxpayer money
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White House accuses news organisations of ‘elevating’ North Korea’s profile

Following President Donald Trump’s unprecedented acceptance of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s offer to meet, reporters asked the White House why Trump would grant such a meeting, suggesting it would improperly amplify the regime’s profile. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested that news organisations were partly to blame […]
White House accuses news organisations of ‘elevating’ North Korea’s profile
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South Korean officials are expected to make a ‘major announcement’ from the White House — and it could signal the next steps in talks with North Korea

President Donald Trump teased a “major announcement” to be delivered by South Korean officials at the White House on Thursday. During their talks with Trump administration officials this week, a South Korean delegation passed along a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, signalling forward movement in potential diplomatic talks […]
South Korean officials are expected to make a ‘major announcement’ from the White House  —  and it could signal the next steps in talks with North Korea
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31 photos of North Korea that Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want you to see

As speculation grows around the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, all eyes are on the Hermit Kingdom – one of the most closed-off places in the world. Propaganda runs rampant and presents a very different outlook on day-to-day life for North Koreans. But much of the country […]
31 photos of North Korea that Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want you to see
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Inside the tropical paradise that’s like something out of a James Bond movie, where a Trump associate had a secret meeting with a Russian and the Emirati crown prince

A top secret meeting. A far-flung tropical archipelago. International political intrigue involving President Donald Trump. While it might sound like the tagline for an upcoming spy movie, these are the details of a newly disclosed meeting that took place in the Seychelles Islands between a Trump-linked private security entrepreneur, a […]
Inside the tropical paradise that’s like something out of a James Bond movie, where a Trump associate had a secret meeting with a Russian and the Emirati crown prince
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13 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about politics

If you feel like you want to binge on some Netflix documentaries but broaden your knowledge of politics at the same time, we’ve got you covered. Netflix has an array of political documentary shows and films – many of which are among some of the best ever made. The documentaries […]
13 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about politics
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China is planning a dramatic increase in military spending

China has planned to up its military spending by 8.1% in 2018 in an effort to modernise its armed forces. Defence spending has increased following Xi’s appointment as Commander-in-Chief in April 2016. Experts said Xi’s designation of Commander in Chief was symbolic and stressed his control over the country and […]
China is planning a dramatic increase in military spending
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‘This is off the charts’: Intelligence veterans sound the alarm over the House Intelligence Committee’s partisan war

The US House Intelligence Committee has devolved into an unprecedented level of partisan bickering, and intelligence veterans are sounding the alarm. National-security experts say the politicization of the committee’s work has severely damaged trust between the panel and the intelligence community, and eroded the American public’s confidence in the institutions […]
‘This is off the charts’: Intelligence veterans sound the alarm over the House Intelligence Committee’s partisan war
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Anthony Scaramucci is barred from visiting the White House

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is reportedly on a list of people barred from visiting the White House. That news comes a day after Scaramucci denied he was blocked. Internal emails reveal that only White House chief of staff John Kelly or deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin […]
Anthony Scaramucci is barred from visiting the White House