• 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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    • Trump slams French President Macron for proposing European army

      Trump slams French President Macron for proposing European army

      The US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron headed towards a potential clash in talks on Saturday after Trump took offense at what he called a “very insulting” comment from Macron about the need to create a European army, news wires reported. Trump is in Paris this weekend to bolster the US-European alliance at commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

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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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    • Iran seeks European assurances as US oil sanctions loom

      Iran seeks European assurances as US oil sanctions loom

      Tehran called on Saturday for European assurances of support in the face of Washington’s intent to reimpose sanctions on vital Iranian oil sales, a move that US said aims to force Iran to curb its nuclear, missile and regional activities as well its support for proxy forces in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon and other parts of the Middle East. New sanctions are due to come in on Monday.

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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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    • Internet is powerful weapon in fight against human trafficking

      Internet is powerful weapon in fight against human trafficking

      A regional meeting on improving southeastern European cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings via internet-based technologies is taking place in Sofia this week. The forum is organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings of Bulgaria (NCCTHB) with the collaboration of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign affairs of France.

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    • Ex-foreign ministers contest Georgian presidency

      Ex-foreign ministers contest Georgian presidency

      Georgia's presidential election, held on Sunday, will go to a runoff after no single candidate won outright in the first round of voting, news wires reported. According the country's Central Election Commission (CEC), the French-born former diplomat Salome Zurabishvili had secured 38.7% of the vote, while Grigol Vashadze, a former foreign minister, had won 37.7%.

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