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Kushner's path to the White House

Kushner's path to the White House

And Trump now appears to be publicly distancing himself. He has influenced nearly all executive orders Trump has signed so far, and has found purchase with the president on plans to vastly scale back the US regulatory regime and the government's bureaucracy, said Tim Miller, a partner at Definers Public Affairs and a former Jeb Bush aide.


North Korea warns against U.S. 'hysteria' as it marks founder's birth

North Korea warns against U.S. 'hysteria' as it marks founder's birth

Kim Jong-Un did not speak during the parade, the annual highlight of North Korea's most important holiday, which celebrates the 1912 birthday of his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, the country's founding ruler. The officials said the goal of engagement would have to be North Korea's denuclearization. Current leader Kim Jong Un looked on as soldiers marched with tanks, missiles and rocket tubes through a plaza in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, the New York Times reported.


US moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests

US moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests

China has cut off coal supplies to the DPRK, as the relationship between the two countries has grown strained following Xi's meeting in early April with US President Donald Trump, who has been pressuring China to be more active in addressing Pyongyang's continued ballistic missile and nuclear weapons testing.


United Kingdom leader meeting top European Union officials for Brexit working dinner

United Kingdom leader meeting top European Union officials for Brexit working dinner

The government is being urged to act swiftly to halt a post-Brexit brain drainwhich threatens the global competitiveness of the UK's university sector, reports The Guardian . Ms Stuart also urged the leadership to resist the temptation to plan for a hung parliament and make pacts with other parties. Among those whose work is likely to be affected by Brexit is Prof David Lomas, vice provost (health) of University College London , who said that research into rare diseases, cells and gene ...



Newcastle back in the Premier League

Newcastle's promotion was the third Benitez has masterminded during his career - he guided Extremadura to La Liga in 1998 and dragged Sevilla to the first tier of Spanish football in 2001. Accordingly, there was much amusement when Newcastle lost their opening two games of the season and briefly found themselves in yet another relegation zone.


Canada sets new sanctions against Syria after chemical attack

Canada sets new sanctions against Syria after chemical attack

Speaking Wednesday evening on French TV, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said: "We will provide proof that the regime did indeed organize these strikes with chemical weapons". She said Canada was helping with an worldwide investigation of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Following that attack, Assad agreed to a Russian and American-led deal to shut down his chemical weapons program under threat of USA military retaliation.