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Status and power shields US elites from sexual allegations: Analyst

Acts of sexual harassment in positions of power are commonplace in the institutional settings, and in the case of US President Donald Trump, given his background and “lifestyle proclivities” it is “reasonable to assume that these allegations are probably true,” an American analyst and media figure says. “Of course Trump is ...

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Trump denounces Russia investigation as ‘witch hunt’

US President Donald Trump says the federal investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller into alleged Russian interference in last year’s US presidential election is “bad for the country” and a “Witch Hunt for evil politics.” Just two days after reports that a grand jury approved the first charges in ...

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Iraq to deploy soldiers to key Kurdistan border crossing

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police force are going to be deployed to a key border crossing in the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region after Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters reached an agreement in a bid to resolve a conflict about control of border crossings. An Iraqi government source, speaking ...

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2 police officers killed in attack in Egypt’s Sinai

Two police conscripts have been killed in a fresh attack on security forces in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula. Security officials said Sunday that suspected militants had attacked a police vehicle on the outskirts of el-Arish, Sinai’s largest city, earlier in the day. Hospital officials confirmed that the two officers had ...

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Europe continues to support Iran, JCPOA: Austria

A senior Austrian Foreign Ministry official says European countries are opposed to any self-willed measure endangering the multilateral 2015 nuclear agreement, throwing his country’s weight behind the deal. Austria and other European countries are standing by Iran through their support for the nuclear accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan ...

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UK sacks 9 nuclear submarine personnel for drug abuse

The UK Royal Navy has discharged nine military personnel on board of a nuclear submarine after they tested positive for using drugs. The servicemen received the boot after failing compulsory drug tests on HMS Vigilant — one of Britain’s four nuclear submarines equipped with US-made Trident nuclear missiles. The navy ...

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