• Trump prepares to reshape his cabinet

      Trump prepares to reshape his cabinet

      President Donald Trump is contemplating on a major shakeup in his administration - both inside the West Wing and across the Cabinet, multiple officials familiar with the matter said. Chief of Staff John Kelly, mired in conflicts with a widening array of officials from the National Security Council to the office of the first lady, comes first on the list of people, that may leave president's office by the end of the week.

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    • Death toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 42

      Death toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 42

      The wildfire raging in Northern California is now the deadliest in state history. According to most recent data, at least 42 people are dead and 228 people still missing in the Camp fire, which left the town of Paradise and surrounding areas in ashes. Furthermore, the death toll is expected to continue to rise

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    • Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns

      Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns

      Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the first sitting senator to endorse Donald Trump for president, would be no longer in charge of the Department of Justice. In a letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Wednesday Sessions submitted his resignation, which was delivered by hand to the White House after it was requested by President Trump earlier that day.

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    • Democrats win House, but lose Senate

      Democrats win House, but lose Senate

      One-party rule in Washington is over, at least for the next two years. Democrats won the seats needed to take the House of Representatives. Moreover, early results show that suburban America voted Democrat overwhelmingly, even in traditional Republican areas, suggesting a frustration with the politics represented by Donald Trump. Among the 23 seats that Democrats needed to flip the House include those taken by Donna Shalala and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in Florida, Lauren Underwood in Illinois, Jennifer Wexton in Virginia and Colin Allred in Texas. 

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    • Trump's last push to lure voters

      Trump's last push to lure voters

      The US President Donald Trump this week hardened his stance on migrants ahead of mid-term Congressional elections on 6 November, news wires reported. He ordered on Monday a deployment of over 5,200 troops to help secure the border with Mexico against the caravan of migrants coming from Latin American countries. This active-duty force is comparable in size to the US military contingent in Iraq. Later in the week Trump promised to send as many as 15,000 troops to the Mexican border. At the same time, he launched an intention to end the Constitution's guarantee of birthright citizenship.

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    • Far-right Bolsonaro wins Brazil's presidential runoff

      Far-right Bolsonaro wins Brazil's presidential runoff

      Brazilian far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro - who has expressed his strong admiration for dictatorship and repeatedly denigrated women, LGBT people and minorities throughout his campaign for president -  was declared the winner of Brazil's presidential election, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal announced. According to the country's electoral authority, the former army colonel, a member of the Social Liberal Party, won 55.2% of the votes in a run-off election against left-wing challenger and former Mayor of Sao Paulo Fernando Haddad of the Worker's Party, marking a dramatic shift to the right in the country's political landscape.

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    • Putin invited to Washington for 2019 visit

      Putin invited to Washington for 2019 visit

      Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to visit Washington, DC  in early 2019, President Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton announced. Speaking at a press conference in Georgia Friday morning, Bolton, however said the scheduling has yet to be ironed out. His words came just days after meeting with Putin and other Kremlin officials in Moscow to discuss the US withdrawing from a Cold-War era nuclear weapons treaty - INF.

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    • US to withdraw from nuclear arms treaty with Russia

      US to withdraw from nuclear arms treaty with Russia

      US President Trump announced he will withdraw his country from a decades-old treaty with Russia that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons after he accused Russia of violating the treaty. Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton is reportedly expected to inform Russian President Vladimir Putin of the withdrawal during his trip to Moscow this week.

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    • Trump: 'Nobody treats us much worse than the EU'

      Trump: 'Nobody treats us much worse than the EU'

      US President Donald Trump again railed against the trans-Atlantic trade relationship, claiming that the European Union was formed with the sole purpose to take advantage of his country. "The European Union was formed in order to take advantage of us on trade, and that's what they've done," Trump said in a wide-ranging interview aired Sunday on CBS's “60 Minutes,” adding that nobody treats the US  "much worse than the European Union."

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    • Nikki Haley resigns as UN ambassador

      Nikki Haley resigns as UN ambassador

      Nikki Haley abruptly announced her resignation Tuesday as US ambassador to the United Nations, catching staff and lawmakers off guard and leaving Washington guessing about the next move for one of the administration's most important figures. Speaking in the Oval Office alongside President Trump, Haley said she would serve through the end of 2018, as she preemptively sought to mute speculations she might challenge her old boss for the party's presidential nomination in 2020.

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