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Verify: Has Donald Trump signed more executive orders than past presidents?

Verify: Has Donald Trump signed more executive orders than past presidents?

Although he retained his signature bravado and a salesman's confidence in his upward trajectory, he displayed an understanding that many of his own lofty expectations for his first 100 days in office have not been met. In some cases, there is no other way around those administrative hoops and some of the orders have bringing about major changes. For instance, during his campaign, Trump talked tough on trade, vowing to slap punitive tariffs on companies that move production offshore and on ...


Krauthammer Calls For Trump To 'Give In' On Border Wall

Krauthammer Calls For Trump To 'Give In' On Border Wall

Democrats and a number of border state Republicans said the wall was a pricey dealbreaker, but they've agreed in principle to more funding for border security and surveillance. President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress' two top Democrats said Monday, April 24, 2017.


Iran foreign minister says USA must meet own obligations for nuclear deal

Iran foreign minister says USA must meet own obligations for nuclear deal

Mr Tillerson said the USA is conducting a comprehensive review of its Iran policy and added that the Obama-era nuclear deal only "delays" Tehran's goal of becoming a nuclear state. "The Europeans are no longer interested in accompanying the U.S". "It's very hard to say, 'We are ripping it up.'" But he also said that he would be vigilant in policing that contract.


Probate fee increase dropped ahead of election

Probate fee increase dropped ahead of election

Given that the most virulent opposition to the changes have come from Conservatives, there is "no guarantee" the proposals will be revived even if the party is re-elected in June, says The Guardian . The change would mean lower value estates would be exempt from any charge, but the charge on estates that exceed £50,000 would increase. They would have replaced a previous flat rate of £215 if an application was made by an individual or £155 if from a lawyer.


Paris shooter, who killed a police officer, was detained in February

Paris shooter, who killed a police officer, was detained in February

French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told France's Europe 1 radio Friday that it's too early to tell what role the second suspect played, if any, in the attack. Officers then shot and killed the assailant. A foreign tourist was also slightly injured. The shooting has not officially been declared a terrorist act but anti-terrorist forces are leading the investigation, French President Hollande said.


Le Pen steps down from Front leadership to focus on presidential bid

Le Pen steps down from Front leadership to focus on presidential bid

The result amounted to a comprehensive rejection of traditional politics in France. Macron goes through to the second round as the clear frontrunner, with most voters expected to switch to him from mainstream defeated candidates. The Socialist Party's candidate, Benoit Hamon, also warned against a Le Pen victory. "If Macron is elected, France will embark on an innovation economy, and Israel will be at the center of its economic cooperation", Margalit said.