First lawsuit against Trump wall declaration filed in Washington court

First lawsuit against Trump wall declaration filed in Washington court

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The first lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C., Friday evening challenging President Trump's new emergency declaration to build his border wall.
Chelsea Clinton proclaims ‘incandescent fury’ at lawmakers as Aurora shooting develops

Chelsea Clinton proclaims 'incandescent fury' at lawmakers as Aurora shooting develops

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Chelsea Clinton may not have possessed details on the Aurora, Illinois, shooter or how he acquired a firearm, but she had plenty of "incandescent fury" for a lack of gun-control measures on Friday.
Trump trolls Democrats — and Mitt Romney — with ‘Everybody Hurts’ video

Trump trolls Democrats -- and Mitt Romney -- with 'Everybody Hurts' video

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President Trump tweeted a video on Friday trolling Democrats following his declaration of a national emergency at the U.S. southern border.
Rush Limbaugh: Budget deal includes more evidence of ‘multifaceted coup’ against Trump

Rush Limbaugh: Budget deal includes more evidence of 'multifaceted coup' against Trump

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Radio host Rush Limbaugh says the budget deal handed to President Trump is further evidence of a "multifaceted coup" by politicians in both parties, government bureaucrats and members of the media.
Jim Acosta blasted by Angel Mom after challenging Donald Trump on national emergency: ‘This is real’

Jim Acosta blasted by Angel Mom after challenging Donald Trump on national emergency: 'This is real'

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President Trump got an assist from an Angel Mom on Friday after CNN's Jim Acosta asked if he was "concocting" a national emergency on the U.S. southern border.
Disputes over defence budgets will continue to divide NATO

Disputes over defence budgets will continue to divide NATO

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NATO HAS had a rocky couple of years. The organisation’s official target for its members’ defence spending, at 2% of GDP, has long been a point of contention between America and its European allies. In 2018 only four countries in the group, other than the United States, reached this threshold. During his presidential campaign Donald…
Mike Pompeo’s shambolic summit in Warsaw

Mike Pompeo’s shambolic summit in Warsaw

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THE TEAM in charge of organising President Donald Trump’s Iran policy could barely organise a conference. Representatives of more than 60 countries gathered in Warsaw on February 14th to discuss what had at first been billed as forging international action against Iran’s “destabilising influence”. Instead, the event was belatedly recast with a broader focus on…
Greece-Turkey relations could be improved by reopening a historic seminary

Greece-Turkey relations could be improved by reopening a historic seminary

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PERCHED atop an island on the Marmara Sea, off the coast of Istanbul, and accessible only on foot or by horse buggy, the Halki seminary hardly seems like a suitable stage for political drama. Creaky wooden desks face blank chalkboards inside empty classrooms. Chanting from a small chapel next to the school echoes past the…
Yet another critic of the president is arrested in the Philippines

Yet another critic of the president is arrested in the Philippines

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OFFICERS FROM the National Bureau of Investigation arrived late in the afternoon. They told journalists at Rappler, an online media outlet that has been scathing in its criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte, to stop filming as they arrested the organisation’s boss, Maria Ressa. A veteran journalist, Ms Ressa is accused of “cyber libel” in connection…
Amazon pulls out of its New York headquarters

Amazon pulls out of its New York headquarters

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Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an article that was first published on February 14th 2019. It has been changed to reflect Amazon’s announcement later that same day. Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. “Delivering everything under the sun and 25,000 new jobs”, bragged a…