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Melania Trump denounces cyberbullying one day after Donald goes after 'wacky' congresswoman on Twitter

First Lady Melania Trump said that it is “our responsibility” to teach children “empathy” and “integrity” just one day after Donald Trump called a Congresswoman “wacky” on Twitter hours after he accused a Gold Star widow was lying. Ms Trump was speaking at Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield, Michigan with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as a kickoff to National ...

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Niger ambush: Questions still remain over attack that killed four US soldiers

After menbers of Congress questioned the transparancy of the Trump administration over the ambush in Niger that killed four US troops, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Joseph Dunford has sought to answer questions but shed little light on the circumstances of the attack. “We owe families” and the American public more answers on what happened on 4 October, said Marine Corps ...

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: 'Boris, I want my wife and daughter home for Christmas,' says husband Richard

In April 2016 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as she tried to return home to London with her 21-month-old daughter Gabriella after a two-week holiday. The dual British-Iranian national has been in jail in Iran ever since – despite all who know her saying it is ludicrous to suggest the 38-year-old charity worker had anything to do with ...

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Public works blitz helps Macri coalition in Argentina midterm vote

LANUS, Argentina (Reuters) – Adriana Rodriguez, a 59-year-old vendor at an open-air market in an industrial city in Argentina’s Buenos Aires province, never imagined her home would be connected to the sewage system. Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri speaks during a news conference at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci But as business-friendly ...

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Deadly air strike hits Syrian govt-held Deir al-Zor – state TV, monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – An air raid in the government-held Qusur district of Deir al-Zor city in eastern Syria killed more than a dozen people, Syrian state television and a war monitor said on Monday. State television said jets from a U.S.-led international coalition battling Islamic State carried out the air strike and that it killed 14 civilians and wounded 32 ...

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Abadi defends role of Iranian-backed paramiltaries at meeting with Tillerson

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi defended the role of an Iranian-backed paramilitary force at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday in Baghdad. Tillerson arrived on Monday hours after the Iraqi government rejected his call to send home the Popular Mobilisation, an Iran-backed force that helped defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held ...

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Despite controversy, Venezuelan opposition governors sworn in

CARACAS (Reuters) – Four of five Venezuelan opposition governors broke with their coalition’s official position on Monday to swear themselves in before a pro-government legislative superbody, authorities said. The Democratic Unity coalition previously said none of its five winning candidates, in a regional election earlier this month where the ruling socialists won a majority, would “kneel” before the Constituent Assembly ...

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New Zealand populist to become deputy prime minister, foreign minister – media

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s populist power broker, Winston Peters, will be appointed deputy prime minister and foreign minister when Cabinet positions are revealed this week, local media reported on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: New Zealand First party Leader Winston Peters speaks during an event held ahead of the national election at the Te Papa Museum located in Wellington, New Zealand ...

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Hedge fund Red Kite sues Barclays for $850 million over copper trading losses

LONDON (Reuters) – Hedge fund Red Kite has filed a lawsuit against Barclays Plc (BARC.L), alleging the bank manipulated the copper market to its advantage, causing the hedge fund to lose $850 million (644.13 million pounds). FILE PHOTO – A man rides a bicycle past a Barclays bank in London August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett The case pits one of ...

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Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus explains what makes "amazing" Sergio Aguero so special as Blues' all-time goals record looms

‘Amazing’ Sergio Aguero deserves to be crowned Manchester City’s all-time leading goal-scorer — according to the man who will one day replace him. Aguero will break the Blues ’ record if he finds the net in the Premier League leaders’ Carabao Cup last-16 tie at home to Championship table-toppers Wolves on Tuesday. The Argentina international is level on 177 goals ...

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