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Trump removes Bannon from National Security Council

Trump removes Bannon from National Security Council

The official explained Bannon was initially granted a spot on the committee to keep an eye on Trump's first appointed national security adviser, Michael Flynn . Guaranteeing Bannon- former executive chairman of Breitbart News- a seat at meetings raised fears that would change. Multiple U.S. media cited White House officials as saying that Bannon's leave was not a demotion nor a result of power struggle, but that his role was no longer needed.


Syrian government moves aircraft to Russian base for protection

Syrian government moves aircraft to Russian base for protection

Syria has moved its aircraft from a base struck by the United States two weeks ago to a separate airbase in the port city of Latakia used by Russia's military, a USA official tells ABC News. The Russian airbase is where Moscow keeps dozens of jets and helicopters of its own and is protected by advanced fourth-generation air defense systems.


Ousted leader Park charged with bribery

Ousted leader Park charged with bribery

Park is accused of colluding with Choi and offering policy favours to top businessmen who enriched her friend. Prosecutors on Monday also charged Shin Dong-Bin, the chairman of the retail giant Lotte Group, with bribing Choi and Park. Amid signs that she had long lost her grip on reality, Park made a couple of half-hearted apologies in which she claimed she only permitted Choi to edit a few of her speeches and muttered darkly about a stitch-up.


Canadian ambassador: President Trump is

Canadian ambassador: President Trump is "wrong" about dairy policies

Reint Dykstra, a dairy farmer of 30 years in Salisbury, is used to hearing comments such as Trump's, saying Canada's supply management system - which regulates production of dairy, as well as chickens, turkeys and eggs by using a quota system and fixed prices, created to ensure farmers stay in business - is often the subject of trade fears.


Pence, on U.S. carrier, pledges to defend Asia

Pence, on U.S. carrier, pledges to defend Asia

Degrading North Korea's missile capability via hacking is a tactic that is actively being pursued by the USA military, according to public statements and congressional testimony by current and former members of the armed forces. China announced in February that it would stop accepting coal from North Korea - which accounted for a third of all official North Korean exports in 2015 - as it had already reached its import limit set by UN-imposed sanctions.


Two police officers shot on Champs-Elysees in Paris, French media report

Two police officers shot on Champs-Elysees in Paris, French media report

Reports say the shooter opened fire with a kalashnikov near the Marks & Spencer store on the famous shopping shopping boulevard that is popular with tourists. On Thursday night in Paris, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées has been closed and blocked off by authorities after reports of gunfire. France is in a state of emergency and at its highest possible level of alert since a string of terror attacks that began in 2015, and which have killed over 230 people.