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Trump’s new Cuba crackdown puts US at odds with Canada and Europe

US will allow lawsuits against companies using property nationalised by the revolution, cap remittances and restrict non-family travel Donald Trump has taken another step towards reversing Barack Obamas Sign up for the US morning briefing It was condemned by Cuba as an attack on international law and by Canada and the European Union as regrettable, since their companies have significant investments in hotels, distilleries, tobacco factories and other properties on the island. Title III of the secretary told reporters. The issue has come to a head now as retorted on…

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Mueller’s Trump-Russia report to be released on Thursday

William Barr will release a redacted version of the near 400-page report to Congress and the public, spokeswoman said Special counsel Robert Muellers said. Opponents of Trump hope the report will answer longstanding questions about his ties to Russia, including what transpired at Sign up for the US morning briefing Mueller is also expected to shed light on whether, once in the White House, Trump sought to obstruct justice, for example by firing James Comey as FBI director in May 2017, when the agency was heading the Russia investigation. But…

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The young Republicans breaking with their party over climate change

Millennial Trump supporters are starting to bring scientific reality to their party, but how far are they willing to go? Donald Trumps indifference, punctuated by bursts of mocking disdain, towards climate change has been indulged and even cheered by his supporters. The president has called climate science bullshit, donned a coalminers helmet at rallies and defenestrated federal rules designed to cut planet-warming emissions. It is becoming harder, however, for Trump to swat away the unfolding crises caused by global warming. American lives are increasingly ravaged by flooding and wildfires and…

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Trump administration moves spark fears of new immigration crackdown

Trump denies plans for big action but officials suggest otherwise, raising prospect of renewed family separations Donald Trump insiders increase in migrant arrivals. A senior official told reporters the White House was crafting a plan that would target asylum-seekers anew and possibly bring back a version of Trumps deeply unpopular policy of family separations. Under a prospective policy the administration calls binary choice, migrant parents would be forced to choose between being detained with their children in jail-like facilities or agreeing to a separation under which children would be taken…

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‘Very smart people’: Trump adviser defends Cain and Moore Fed picks

Larry Kudlow insisted Herman Cain and Stephen Moore are worthy and brushed off questions about their qualifications Donald Trumps controversial picks for the board of the Federal Reserve are very smart people worthy of the honour, a senior economic adviser insisted on Sunday while brushing off questions about the two mens qualifications and past behaviour. To consternation among political opponents of the president and those who monitor the US economy, Trump has floated former Godfathers pizza chief executive Herman Cain and the economic commentator Stephen Moore for the board of…

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Trump will never say sorry. Thats a reality we need to accept | Emma Brockes

The US president may well be undone by his lies, but expecting remorse or contrition is a waste of energy, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes It is an enduring mystery about Donald Trump that, for a guy who lolls around all day busted for fraud. And yet he will probably outlive us all. One of the most aggravating things about narcissists of course is that they sleep very well. If the president, at 72, still has a baby-like sheen, one can assume it comes in part from his failure to…

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Uganda: US tourist kidnapped and held for $500,000 ransom

Security forces are hunting gunmen who abducted a 35-year-old woman and her driver inside a national park close to the border Ugandan security forces are hunting gunmen who abducted an American tourist and her driver inside a national park close to the border with Democratic Republic of Congo. Four kidnappers stopped a group of tourists at gunpoint around dusk on Tuesday as they drove through the Queen Elizabeth national park to see wild animals. Police identified the American as a 35-year-old woman, and said the kidnappers had later used her…

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Boeing faces US lawsuit over Ethiopian Airlines crash

The family of Jackson Musoni have filed a suit saying the 737 MAX has a defectively designed control system A lawsuit against Boeing Co was filed in US federal court on Thursday in what appeared to be the first suit over an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash that killed 157 people. The lawsuit was filed in Chicago federal court by the family of Jackson Musoni, a citizen of Rwanda, and alleges that Boeing, which manufactures the 737 MAX, had defectively designed the automated flight control system. Boeing said it could…

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Charlottesville murderer pleads guilty to federal hate crimes

James Alex Fields Jr drove his car into anti-racism protesters, killing Heather Heyer and injured dozens A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges. James Alex Fields Jr, of Maumee, Ohio, faced 29 federal charges stemming from the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on 12 August 2017. Fields, 21, was convicted in December of first-degree murder and other state charges for killing the antiracism activist Heather Heyer and injuring dozens…

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Dr Dre says daughter got into USC ‘all on her own’ then fans point out $70m donation

Dre deletes Instragam picture after fans remind him of donation to USC in 2013 to create academy for arts, technology and business Dr Dre has never been afraid to rap his own praises. He claimed on college admissions scandal, in which a number of wealthy parents, including Desperate Housewives actor Felicity Huffman, paid thousands of dollars to generate fake SAT scores and athletic achievements for their children so they could get into prestigious colleges. Many of those charged are likely to serve custodial sentences. Fans were quick to point out…

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Trump provokes global anger by recognising Israel’s claim to Golan Heights

Russia, Iran and Turkey condemn US president while Syria vows to recapture territory lost in 1967 war Syria has vowed to retake the Golan Heights as Donald Trumps call for the US to recognise the occupied territory as part of Israel elicited strong responses from Russia, Turkey and Iran. The president ended half a century of US foreign policy and broke from post-second world war international consensus that forbids territorial conquest during war said on Friday that the country was now more determined to liberate it by all possible means…

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Sandy Hook: Connecticut rules gunmaker can be sued over shooting

High court justices issued 4-3 ruling over how Remington marketed the Bushmaster military-style rifle used in the shooting The Connecticut supreme court has dealt a blow to gun manufacturers by ruling that victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting could go to trial against Remington Arms, on the grounds that the gun company irresponsibly marketed the gun used in the shooting to high-risk individuals. The families are grateful that our states supreme court has rejected the gun industrys bid for complete immunity, not only from the consequences of their…

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Not the billionaires: why small-dollar donors are Democrats new powerhouse

Bernie Sanders early fundraising haul with an average contribution of $27 has turbo-charged the competition in a shift from the traditional way to raise money For a significant stretch of the 2016 Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders political revolution thrived on donations that averaged $27, or twenty-seven dollahs, as the senator said so often during the campaign that it became a call-and-response and a crowded field. Small-dollar donors are going to be the most important constituency on the Democratic side, said Erin Hall, the executive director of ActBlue, an online fundraising…

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Mother of super-middleweight world champion Caleb Plant shot dead by police

Police in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer Police in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a statement that 51-year-old Beth Plant was pronounced dead on Saturday at a hospital. It says Plant became combative while being transported by ambulance and pulled out a knife. The driver called law enforcement and an arriving…

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The neo-Nazi plot against America is much bigger than we realize

Lt Christopher Hasson is the product of traditions in white supremacist circles, and experts say there are thousands like him, writes Vegas Tenold, who spent six years among some of Americas most extreme white supremacists In the early summer of 2017, US coast guard lieutenant Christopher Hasson had an idea. He had been trying to figure out an effective way of killing billions of people almost every last person on Earth but found himself coming up against the daunting logistics of such a task. He suspected a plague would be…

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