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Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in military prison

Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in military prison

Upon leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, the transgender soldier was originally sentenced to 35 years in United States military prison, but only served 7 years after former President Barack Obama commuted her sentence in the final months of his term.


EU lawmakers seek action over rights, rule of law in Hungary

EU lawmakers seek action over rights, rule of law in Hungary

With the resolution passed by 393 votes in favour, 221 against and 64 abstentions, the parliament became the first European Union institution to propose the use of Article 7 of the EU's Lisbon treaty, often referred to as the "nuclear" option, against Hungary.



France's new PM Philippe takes office

France's new president is hosting the International Olympic Committee to try to boost Paris' bid to beat out Los Angeles in the heated race for the 2024 Games. He had been the spokesman of moderate Alain Juppe during the right-center primary in November previous year before joining the campaign of Les Republicans nominee Francois Fillon.


11 candidates Trump is considering for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

11 candidates Trump is considering for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

That's far different from the White House's initial account in the hours after Comey's firing. McCabe also pointed out the remarkable nature of Trump's version of his conversations with Comey. Members of Congress, including many Republicans, were concerned by Trump's decision. Much of Trump's ire has been focused on the communications team, all of whom were caught off guard by Comey's ouster.



Local Election results: Conservatives set for majority of 160 as Labour crumbles

The Conservatives have made gains while nearly all the other parties have lost ground. The Tories also retained Essex, Hampshire and Dorset , while Wrexham and Flintshire councils remain without overall control. Independent candidates won 2 seats as well while the Green Party retained their seat. "I always say five weeks is a long time in politics so complacency is a concern and a worry but this is a very good indicator of good things to come for the Conservatives in the general ...


Karoubi to vote for Rouhani in Iran's presidential election

Karoubi to vote for Rouhani in Iran's presidential election

The campaign has been marked by stark differences over economic policy between the investment-friendly Rouhani, the architect of the 2015 nuclear deal , and conservatives who want to expand subsidies for the poor and spur domestic industry.