The conservatives turning against Donald Trump

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After 200 days of Trumps presidency, his awkward marriage of convenience with Republicans has increasingly come under severe stress More Republicans will turn against Republicans have flexed their muscles of late over threats from the White House against Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Trump and Russia, and Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, and passing […]

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Philippines president says US, Australia have ‘toned down’ human rights criticism

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Rodrigo Duterte claims issue of thousands of drug war deaths was mentioned only in passing in meetings with Rex Tillerson and Julie Bishop The US and Australia have considerably toned down criticism of a drug war in the Philippines in which thousands have been killed, according to the countrys president, Rodrigo Duterte. During meetings at […]

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Devils Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the Presidency by Joshua Green review

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The American journalists pithy account of Steve Bannons impact on Donald Trump fails to shed much light on what makes the former film producer tick In the bizarre cast of characters hovering around the Trump administration reality show, White House chief strategist Stephen K Bannon stands out. To begin with, he has a brain. This […]

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Oxford college worker and US professor arrested in California over Chicago murder

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Andrew Warren and Wyndham Lathem detained on the US west coast over fatal stabbing of 26-year-old Trenton Cornell-Duranleau An Oxford University employee suspected in a murder has been arrested alongside his alleged accomplice, a US professor, Chicago police have said. Andrew Warren, a senior treasury assistant at Somerville College, and Professor Wyndham Lathem of Northwestern […]

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Al-Qaida-linked militants’ advance throws west’s Syria plans into disarray

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Growing success of Hayat Fateh al-Sham in northern province of Idlib raises fears that regime and allies will use move as pretext to wage military campaign The wests policy on Syria has been thrown into disarray due to sweeping advances by al-Qaida-linked militants in the north-west of the country, gaining the military upper hand in […]

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The war America can’t win: how the Taliban took back Afghanistan

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The Taliban controls places like Helmand, where the US and UK troops fought their hardest battles, pushing the drive toward peace and progress into reverse In a rocky graveyard at the edge of Lashkar Gah, a local police commander was digging his sisters grave. Her name was Salima, but it was never uttered at her […]

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