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Former U.S. President George H W Bush has been hospitalised with an infection just days after his wife Barbara died. A family spokesman said in a statement that he had contracted an infection that spread to his blood, but was "responding to treatments". The 93-year-old was admitted to hospital in...

senator-manchin-042318.jpg Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.V., revealed Monday he intends to vote to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. Manchin said he decided to vote to confirm Pompeo after meeting with the former congressman, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, and considering his distinguished...

stefansson-iceland-042318.jpg The suspected mastermind behind the theft of $2 million worth of bitcoin mining equipment who escaped an Icelandic prison last week has been arrested. Sindri Thor Stefansson was arrested from the Netherlands capital Amsterdam Sunday night, reports said quoting police. Stefansson will be taken to the District Prosecutor's Office in the city. It is not known when he will be flown to Iceland. An i

michael-bloomberg-paris-climate-deal-042318.jpg Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pledged to pay $4.5 million to cover the United States' financial commitment to the Paris climate agreement. "America made a commitment and as an American if the government's not going to do it we all have responsibility," the billionaire philanthropist told CBS in a weekend talk show. In June last year, President Donald Trump had decided to pull

A nude gunman has killed four people at a Waffle House in Nashville in the US state of Tennessee, police said. The man burst into the restaurant at 03:25 (08:25 GMT) in the suburb of Antioch and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle. Two other people were wounded. One of them wrestled the weapon...

North Korea said that it has decided to suspend nuclear and missile tests and shut down its atomic test site, in a surprise announcement that could give momentum to its upcoming summits with South Korea and the United States. The announcement came amid a diplomatic push to denuclearize North Korea,...

thomas-perez-042018.jpg Democrats have filed a lawsuit against members of President Donald Trump's campaign, the Russian government, and WikiLeaks over an alleged conspiracy to interfere in the 2016 election. The Democratic National Committee filed the multi-million dollar lawsuit in Manhattan federal court on Friday.

charles-schumer-042018.jpg Calling it "the right thing to do," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has announced plans to introduce legislation decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level. A statement released by Schumer on Friday said the legislation would remove marijuana from the list of scheduled substances...

Amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Russia, President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton and Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov held a meeting on Thursday. A statement from the White House said Bolton reiterated that it is in the interest of both the U.S. and Russia to...

senator-tammy-duckworth-042018.jpg Senator Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., made history in the U.S. Senate on Thursday by bringing her newborn baby to the floor during a vote. It was just 10 days since Duckworth gave birth to Maile Pearl Bowlsbey and a day after Senate approved a resolution allowing members to bring their children under the age of one onto the floor during votes.

best-car-rental-041918.jpg The car rental market in the U.S. is consolidating as large car rental companies are buying smaller, local companies to expand their portfolio of premium and value brands. The key players in the U.S. market include Enterprise Holdings, Hertz Global Holding and Avis Budget Group. Let's take a look at some of the best and worst car rental companies in the U.S.

donaldtrump-042018.jpg Following the release of memos from former FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump expressed a sense of vindication in a post on Twitter late Thursday. "James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION," Trump tweeted. "Also, he leaked classified...

tammy-duckworth-041918.jpg Senator Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., gave birth to a baby daughter earlier this month, raising concerns that Senate rules could prevent her from doing her job while also caring for the newborn child. The Senate subsequently voted Wednesday to approve a resolution allowing Senators to bring their children...

tedd-cruz-beto-041918.jpg Republican Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tex., and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke, R-Tex., are essentially tied in a Quinnipiac University poll of the closely watched Senate race in Texas. Forty-seven percent of Texas voters said they would support Cruz if the election were held today, while 44 percent...

Each year, more than eight million children die from preventable diseases in countries with the worst health care systems . Kofi Annan, former head of the UN, said that, "Almost all these deaths will happen in developing countries. A large number of them could be prevented." You do not want to find...

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