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Trump’s prominent black aide leaving White House

US President Donald Trump has wished well for his prominent African American aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, who is on her way out of the White House after an alleged brawl with Chief of Staff John Kelly over her firing. “Thank you Omarosa for your service! I wish you continued success,” ...

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US condemns deadly Ethiopia clashes

The United States on Wednesday said it was “troubled and saddened” by clashes in Ethiopia that local reports said has left at least 18 people dead. The violence was reported to be most intense in the eastern town of Chelenko, near the volatile border between the Somali and Oromia regions, ...

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Half of Britons oppose Trump’s state visit to UK: Poll

About half of the British people believe that the UK must scrap its invitation for a full state visit to US President Donald Trump following his support for a British far-right group, a poll has revealed. The exclusive survey published on Wednesday for The Independent by BMG Research asked respondents whether an invitation for ...

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US continues torture in Guantanamo: UN

An inmate at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is still being tortured, the UN special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer said in a statement on Wednesday. Former President Barack Obama ended the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” via executive order in January 2009, but Melzer said the historic ...

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US lawmaker refuses to resign over sexual assault allegation

A US lawmaker has refused to resign after allegations surfaced that he had molested a 17-year-old female member of his church. Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson said Tuesday that the claim had “absolutely no merit,” noting, “There’s no reason why I would resign.” “I know that today in this climate ...

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Can American THAADs shoot down North Korea missiles?

The United States has deployed a number of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THHAD) missile systems to reportedly shoot down North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in case of a war. But just how the advanced interception system will fare against the latest missile in the North’s arsenal? In late November, Pyongyang successfully ...

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