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The United Nations chief has welcomed the start of a national dialogue in Nicaragua between civic groups and the government, following deadly clashes between security forces and people protesting the country's planned social security reforms. "The Secretary-General welcomes the start of a national...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been declared husband and wife, following a ceremony at Windsor Castle. The couple exchanged vows and rings before the Queen and 600 guests at St George's Chapel. Wearing a dress by British designer Clare Waight Keller, Ms Markle was met by Prince Charles, who...

More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Cuba's main airport in Havana, according to reports. Three women were pulled alive from the wreckage, but are said to be in a critical condition. The plane, which was nearly 40 years old, was carrying 104 passengers and six...

Ten people have been killed and 10 others injured after a student opened fire at a Texas high school, the state governor said. The attacker, who was arrested and charged with murder, was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old pupil at Santa Fe High School. He allegedly used a shotgun...

trump3-051818.jpg Following a deadly school shooting in Texas on Friday, President Donald Trump lamented that such incidents have been "going on too long in our country." "Unfortunately, I have to begin by expressing our sadness and heartbreak over the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas," Trump said.

us-capitol-field-051818.jpg House Republicans failed to pass an $867 billion farm bill on Friday amid a revolt by several more conservative lawmakers. The House voted 198 to 213 in favor of the bill, with thirty Republicans joining with all of the Democrats in the chamber to block the bill. Many of the Republicans that voted...

robert-l-wilkie-051818.jpg In a surprise move, President Donald Trump has revealed he intends to nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently head the agency. Trump announced his intention to nominate Wilkie on Friday during an unrelated White House event on prison reform.

trump2-051818.jpg President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the media but has latched on to reports suggesting a government informant was implanted within his presidential campaign. Trump argued that it would be the "all time biggest political scandal" if the reports about the informant are true.

rudy-giuliani-051818.jpg Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has reiterated his belief that the FBI agents who raided the offices and home of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen were equivalent to "stormtroopers." "They are," Giuliani said when asked about his remarks from earlier this month in an...

us-capitol-051818.jpg For the seventeenth consecutive month, results of a Gallup poll showed that Americans are most likely to name the government as the greatest problem facing the U.S. Twenty percent of Americans named government dysfunction or poor performance by specific elected leaders as the nation's top problem in the latest poll.

The US Defense Department has refuted claims by the Taliban that they now control the western Afghanistan city of Farah. The city has not fallen into their hands, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White told reporters Thursday. To the contrary, Afghanistan's national defense and security forces,...

trump-dehumanization-051818.jpg President Donald Trump has tried to justify the controversial remarks he made during a California Sanctuary State Round-table discussion on immigration at the White House. Trump had evoked widespread criticism for calling some illegal immigrants "animals." At a White House news conference Thursday, Trump insisted that he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members. When a r

gina-haspel-cia-051818.jpg CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel has cleared the final hurdle to taking over the top Intelligence post after six Democratic Senators crossed party lines to vote in favor of her nomination. The Senate confirmed Haspel as CIA Director by a 54-45 vote on Thursday, clearing the way for her to become the...

donaldtrump-05088.jpg Blaming the trade policies of previous administrations, President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed some doubt about whether high-level trade talks with China will be successful. Trump told reporters he tends to doubt the talks will be successful in remarks during an Oval Office meeting with NATO...

uscapitol-051718.jpg Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., is reportedly seriously considering canceling the chamber's August recess this year in order to give lawmakers more time to pass spending bills and confirm President Donald Trump's nominees.

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