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23 September 2018 12:03 PM German government seeks to end standoff over spy chief

Berlin — The leaders of German chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition are trying to resolve a standoff over the future of the country's domestic intelligence chief and stabilise their six-month-old alliance. A deal last week to remove Hans-Georg Maassen as head of the BfV spy agency but give him a new job as a deputy interior minister — technically 37

14 April 2018 7:05 AM US recognises contributions of 3 Polish WWII veterans

The United States has presented US flags to three Polish veterans of World War II to honour their struggle for Poland and the Allies against Nazi Germany. The US defence attaché in Warsaw, Colonel John Downey, presented the flags to Colonel Halina Jedrzejewska, who was a nurse during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the German occupation, and to two fighters 34

02 April 2018 5:57 AM Trump says deal for young immigrants is 'NO MORE'

Palm Beach — President Donald Trump has declared "NO MORE" to a deal to help "Dreamer" immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the US. He claimed they're coming to take advantage of protections granted certain immigrants. "NO MORE DACA DEAL!" Trump tweeted on Sunday 48

25 February 2018 12:04 PM Democrats release memo rebutting GOP on Russia probe

Washington - Two weeks after US President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months - that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated 73

22 February 2018 8:37 PM Pence urges conservatives to 'defend' Trump accomplishments

Maryland — Donald Trump's candidacy jumbled the conservative movement. But more than a year into his presidency, the onetime Democrat holds what seems to be a near-total grip. The largest annual gathering of conservatives has all the looks of a Trump festival, with Republican critics shut out from the event outside the nation's capital. Vice President 37

08 February 2018 10:05 AM Pelosi speaks for record 8 hours in favour of 'Dreamers'

Washington - US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants - and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could. Wearing 10cm heels and forgoing any breaks, Pelosi, 77, spent 55

27 November 2017 8:15 AM 'Ashamed' US Senator Franken back at work amid groping claims

Minneapolis – Minnesota Senator Al Franken says he's "embarrassed and ashamed" amid sexual misconduct allegations, but says he plans to continue his work in Congress. The Democrat says he'll return to work on Monday after spending the holiday with his supportive wife and family. Franken missed votes after the first accusations were made public 66

12 November 2017 9:02 AM Lawmakers question whether CIA nominee misled Congress

Washington - Two former CIA employees are accusing the Trump administration's choice for CIA watchdog of being less than candid when he told Congress he didn't know about any active whistleblower complaints against him. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee asked the CIA's acting inspector general Christopher Sharpley about complaints he and other 56

31 October 2017 11:38 PM We must do better: social media giants tell Congress

A day after bombshell indictments in a US probe of Moscow's election interference and possible coordination between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, Facebook,Google and Twitter sought to assure concerned lawmakers that they were taking necessary steps to rid their platforms of disinformation, propaganda and provocation. In their testimony 49

31 October 2017 7:20 AM Ex-Trump aides charged as Russia probe accelerates

The unsealed indictments were an explosive opening salvo from independent counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Russia probe, after months of speculation, spin and obfuscation about possible Trump campaign collusion with Moscow. While falling short of providing a smoking gun for top-level conspiracy, the charges point to a potential pattern of top Trump 47