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Enda Kenny has resigned as Fine Gael leader

Leo Varadkar is the man to lead us in this charge. Mr Coveney, from Cork, has also held a number of ministries but faces weekly criticism of his efforts to tackle the country's unprecedented housing and homelessness crisis. As the only Fine Gael government TD in this constituency, I believe it is important for the people of this area to have access to the taoiseach and for me to have a good working relationship with the candidate. Read More »

Chaffetz to resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

He said the experience has allowed him to reconnect with his wife and youngest daughter, who is finishing her sophomore year in high school. Politico also reported , citing several unnamed "sources in the Capitol", that Chaffetz has told colleagues that he will appear on Fox News. Read More »

Fire brigade put out fire on vehicle in Times Square

Rojas is a Navy veteran who police said was arrested at least twice after driving intoxicated in 2008 and 2015. Other friends say he was having money troubles. It was unclear when Rojas, who was in custody, would get a lawyer or face formal charges in court. Amid fears of a possible terrorism link to the incident, the New York Police Department said it appears to be an "isolated incident" and is being investigated. Read More »

Corbyn: A proper debate has to include the Prime Minister

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At the launch, Mr Corbyn said "clearly we are not going to freeze benefits" and the party later insisted that commitment was covered by its pledge of an extra £2bn for universal credit. She told BBC Radio Scotland: "I think he's wrong, I hope he's wrong". Labour is defending its plans to exert state control over key utilities amid uncertainty over what the final price tag will be and how it will be paid for. Read More »

BP Shareholders Approve Reduced CEO Pay, New Policy

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Shareholders at BP's annual general meeting also approved a new remuneration policy that will lower performance incentives. Chairman, Carl-Henric Svanberg, said: "At our meeting past year, you, our shareholders, sent us a very clear message on how we approached paying our executive directors". Read More »

Kremlin declines to comment on probe of Trump ties with Russia

Who met with Kremlin agents during the campaign? On Wednesday, while commenting on media reports about US President Donald Trump revealing some classified information at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Vladimir Putin said that "the United States has been developing political schizophrenia". Read More »

World Health Organization confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

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He said in response to the announcement by the WHO on confirmed cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), government had directed health officials stationed at the ports, to step up inspection activities. According to him, WHO Regional Director for Africa Minshidiso Moeti will also arrive in Kinshasa over the weekend to attend a coordination meeting on this public health emergency with a view to providing all the necessary support by the organization to the DRC. Read More »

US strikes Syria to protect British soldiers

In the tweet, it was stated that the strike was carried out because the pro-Assad forces in the region " posed a threat " to United States partner forces. The U.S. defense official told VOA "the strike was not a change in policy", but rather an instance of the commander on the ground calling for force protection. Read More »

Trump denies ever urging Comey to back off Flynn investigation

Flynn first informed the transition team's chief lawyer, Don McGahn, who now serves as White House counsel, on January 4, two people familiar with the case told the newspaper. Despite this warning, which came about a month after the Justice Department notified Mr. Flynn of the inquiry, Mr. Trump made Mr. Flynn his national security adviser. Read More »

Roger Ailes died of bleeding on the brain

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The former Nixon aide played an essential role in shifting the political debate sharply to the right, often employing polarizing and, some say, destructive tactics. The Hill's Joe Concha, who occasionally appears Fox News , snarked at several critics who posted tweets noting Ailes' alleged behavior toward some women at Fox News . Read More »

Iran elections: Ayatollah Khamenei urges high turnout in presidential vote

He also denounced the heated rhetoric of the campaign as "unworthy", in a thinly-veiled rebuke of Rouhani, who is seeking a second four-year term. While sanctions relief helped return sorely-needed imports to Iranian markets, investors did not rush in as hoped, thanks to continued USA bilateral sanctions and worldwide banking's continued hesitance to re-engage with Iran. Read More »

Roger Ailes, former Fox News chairman, dead at 77

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It also emerged as a powerful force on the political scene while the feisty, hard-charging Ailes swatted off criticism that the network he branded as "Fair and Balanced" had a conservative tilt, declaring he had left the political world behind. Read More »

Trump says he did not ask Comey to end investigation

Delaware's Congressional Delegation gets the news it wants as former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been appointed as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign in 2016. Read More »

Trump willing to try engagement with N.Korea, on conditions: Seoul

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Meanwhile North Korea has vowed to continue secret underground nuclear explosions and ballistic missile tests as the sabre rattling hermit kingdom bolsters its military capability. Haley said, adding that Russian Federation had it "all wrong". North Korea's missile programme is progressing faster than expected, South Korea's defence minister said yesterday, after the U.N. Read More »

President Trump Denies Asking Comey To Scuttle Flynn Investigation

But it remains unclear what Trump was referring to or whether Comey actually told him he was not being probed. But Trump defended his highly unusual move the next day, tweeting that he had the right to share information pertaining to terrorism and airline safety with Russian officials, and that he wanted to do so because of "Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism". Read More »

Trump Team Reportedly Knew Early On That Flynn Was Under Investigation

Democratic lawmakers have demanded that the Justice Department name a special prosecutor to investigate potential ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. Warner would not say if Comey accepted the invitation. "Trump began the discussion by condemning leaks to the news media, saying that Mr. Comey should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information , according to one of Mr. Read More »

Brazil's Temer: 'I won't resign' amid corruption allegations

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The columnist who reported the bombshell claims clarified on Thursday that he had not personally heard the recording, but that it was described to him "in the most detail possible". Cunha was later accused himself of corruption, money laundering and other related charges in connection with the wide-ranging Petrobras investigation. Read More »

Putin Accuses US Of 'Political Schizophrenia' Over Trump

Criticism of the president intensified after it emerged on Monday that the president discussed sensitive national security information about Islamic State with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russia's ambassador in Washington at a White House meeting last week. Read More »

After listening to tape Temer says probe should be shelved

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Senior politicians can be investigated and tried only by Brazil's highest court. Temer's situation grew more perilous after the Supreme Court approved an investigation into allegations against him, according to a source with direct knowledge of the decision. Read More »

Trump calls Russia probe witch hunt, denies any collusion

President Donald Trump said he "respects" the Justice Department's decision to appoint a special counsel to handle its investigation into Russia's election hacking, but called the effort a "witch hunt" created to hurt his presidency. "It was a counterintelligence investigation before now". "He answered a lot of questions but declined to answer a lot, as well", Durbin said. "The commission brings an independent body completely removed from political considerations to give the public the ... Read More »

Flynn reportedly told Trump team he was under investigation before inauguration

McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel. Flynn was made Trump's national security adviser despite the information. In a letter to FBI acting director Andrew McCabe, Mr Chaffetz cited a report from the " New York Times " stating that Mr Comey's memo "describes a conversation in which the president referenced the FBI investigation. Read More »

Taoiseach Enda Kenny to step down

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After the passage of the Brexit referendum last June, the Fine Gael party said it continues to be concerned about people who live along the border and those who cross the border frequently. "For me, I'm in politics to be positive and constructive", he said. Unfortunately, in this one respect, Mr Kenny's legacy is tarnished. Brendan Howlin, leader of the Labour Party, said that after working closely with Michael Noonan over "five hard years", he had learned to admire Mr Noonan's political ... Read More »