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First woman MP Markievicz to be honoured in Parliament1h 18m First woman MP Markievicz to be honoured in Parliament
A portrait of Constance Markievicz is to be hung in Parliament, 100 years after her election as an MP.
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1h 20m Updated Trump, facing fury, says he misspoke with Putin
President Donald Trump was upbeat immediately after his news conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, but by the time he returned stateside, his mood had soured considerably amid sustained fury at his extraordinary embrace of the Russian leader.
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1h 21m Immunity sought for witnesses, venue change denied as Manafort trial nears
Special counsel Robert Mueller is asking a federal court to provide immunity for five unidentified witnesses slated to testify against former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort at his financial crimes trial beginning next week.
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Martha Roby Won. Here’s How Other Pro- and Anti-Trump Republicans Are Faring.1h 37m Martha Roby Won. Here’s How Other Pro- and Anti-Trump Republicans Are Faring.
One question has made and broken Republican campaigns so far this year: To embrace President Trump, or to oppose him?
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Nonfiction: Chris Hayes Reviews Michiko Kakutani’s Book About Our Post-Truth Era1h 37m Nonfiction: Chris Hayes Reviews Michiko Kakutani’s Book About Our Post-Truth Era
“The Death of Truth” looks at “the age of Trump” — and shudders.
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Suspended Labour MP John Woodcock quits party2h Suspended Labour MP John Woodcock quits party
A Labour MP who was suspended over a sexual harassment allegation has quit the party and will sit as an independent.
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Theresa May prepares for a grilling from MPs2h Updated Theresa May prepares for a grilling from MPs
After Prime Minister's Questions, the PM will be grilled by senior MPs before rallying her backbenchers.
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Jo Swinson says Tories broke Brexit vote agreement2h Updated Jo Swinson says Tories broke Brexit vote agreement
Lib Dem Jo Swinson says the Tory chairman broke an agreement not to take part in a Brexit vote.
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Alabama Primary Runoff: Martha Roby Tries to Fend Off Challenger Bobby Bright4h Updated Alabama Primary Runoff: Martha Roby Tries to Fend Off Challenger Bobby Bright
Ms. Roby, who has held her seat in Congress since 2011, came up short during a June primary. She faces Mr. Bright, a former mayor of Montgomery (and a former Democrat) in a runoff on Tuesday.
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5h Updated GOP Rep. Will Hurd: Trump should not meet one-on-one with world leaders
Republican Rep. Will Hurd is advising against President Donald Trump having solo meetings with other world leaders because "too much is at stake."
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After Putin Meeting, Trump Voters Mostly Dig In. But Cracks Are Showing.5h Updated After Putin Meeting, Trump Voters Mostly Dig In. But Cracks Are Showing.
President Trump has said his admirers will stand by him through anything. Now, a stunning news conference with the Russian president has provided a singular test case.
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Republicans Scramble to Contain Trump’s Damage, but Path Is Unclear6h Updated Republicans Scramble to Contain Trump’s Damage, but Path Is Unclear
As Democratic leaders in Congress pressed for tangible actions to punish President Trump, Republicans weighed a variety of proposals to respond to his remarks in Helsinki.
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The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump7h Updated The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump
A new study based on Facebook data provides a picture of who is placing political ads on the social network ahead of the midterm elections. President Trump tops the list.
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Trump Now Says He Accepts U.S. Intelligence Reports on Russian Election Meddling7h Updated Trump Now Says He Accepts U.S. Intelligence Reports on Russian Election Meddling
President Trump was widely criticized — including by many in his own party — for what had been viewed as his unprecedented deference to the Russian president on Monday.
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Martha Roby, Former Trump Critic, Wins Alabama House Runoff7h Updated Martha Roby, Former Trump Critic, Wins Alabama House Runoff
Ms. Roby, a Republican congresswoman, defeated a primary challenger who assailed her for withdrawing her support for President Trump in 2016.
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8h Updated US offers no details as Russia claims Trump and Putin reached military agreements
Russia announced it was ready to pursue agreements reached by Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump "in the sphere of international security," though the White House and Pentagon would not confirm any agreements had been made or offer any details.
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8h Updated Onetime Trump critic Rep. Martha Roby survives runoff challenge in Alabama, CNN projects
Alabama Republicans are set to decide Tuesday whether they'll tolerate a member of Congress criticizing President Donald Trump, even if Trump has since given his blessing to the candidate.
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8h Mattis open to talks with his Russian counterpart
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis is open to talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, but there are currently no plans for such a conversation, a US defense official tells CNN.
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8h Updated Wisconsin voters talk Trump after Russia summit
CNN traveled to a pivotal swing state to gauge what voters there had to say about President Donald Trump's time in office, on the heels of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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8h Updated Mueller seeking immunity for five witnesses
Special counsel Robert Mueller is asking a federal court to provide immunity for five unidentified witnesses slated to testify against former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort at his financial crimes trial beginning next week.
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News Analysis: For Republicans, ‘The Dam Has Broken.’ But for How Long?9h Updated News Analysis: For Republicans, ‘The Dam Has Broken.’ But for How Long?
Never in anyone’s lifetime has a president engendered such a wave of discussion about whether his real loyalty was to a foreign power over his own country.
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9h White House opted for Russia indictments before Putin meeting
The White House told the Justice Department not to hold off on announcing the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers until after President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to sources familiar with the meeting.
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Johnson speech threat to May leadership9h Johnson speech threat to May leadership
Boris Johnson is poised to make a potentially explosive resignation statement to MPs, nine days after quitting as Foreign Secretary.
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Would It or Wouldn’t It Be Russia: Trump Goes Double Negative9h Updated Would It or Wouldn’t It Be Russia: Trump Goes Double Negative
President Trump didn’t say in Finland that he doesn’t support American intelligence about Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election. Got that?
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Judge Rejects Settlement Over McDonald’s Labor Practices10h Judge Rejects Settlement Over McDonald’s Labor Practices
The proposed accord with the federal government would have avoided a decision that could expose parent companies to liability for violations by franchisees.
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Voice of Britain10h Voice of Britain
What difference does a person's accent make to getting on in politics?
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10h Mariia Butina: Accused Russian Agent, and Prolific Tweeter
The United States has accused Ms. Butina of working with Americans to carry out a secret Russian effort to influence U.S. politics. But she is hardly a shadowy figure. Here’s a look at what her online profile reveals.
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I.R.S. Will No Longer Force Kochs and Other Groups to Disclose Donors10h Updated I.R.S. Will No Longer Force Kochs and Other Groups to Disclose Donors
The change by the Trump administration applies to many nonprofit organizations that are active in politics, and was praised by conservatives.
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Dan Coats, the Intelligence Chief, Finds His Voice. Will It Anger Trump?10h Dan Coats, the Intelligence Chief, Finds His Voice. Will It Anger Trump?
Mr. Coats has emerged to more publicly defend the intelligence agencies — under a president who has long denigrated them.
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11h Updated Senators considering what their options are after Trump-Putin summit
Senators in both parties said Tuesday there are a broad set of ideas under consideration to push back against President Donald Trump aligning with President Vladimir Putin at their summit in Helsinki.
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11h GOP senator proposes resolution backing US intelligence agencies
Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said he is working on a resolution to "reaffirm support for the intelligence community," following President Donald Trump's comments Monday siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin over US intelligence agencies about election interference.
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11h Updated US and UK intelligence agencies concerned Russia is readying to ramp up aggression after World Cup lull
Russian intelligence agencies are planning to ramp up operations targeting western countries now that the World Cup and the Trump-Putin Helsinki summit have ended, according to sources familiar with intelligence collected by the United Kingdom, the US and other allies.
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12h Russian national indicted on two charges, including acting as a foreign agent
A federal grand jury has formally approved a criminal indictment of Maria Butina with two charges, conspiracy and acting as a foreign agent.
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Tory chair in Brexit votes row with new mum MP12h Tory chair in Brexit votes row with new mum MP
A senior Tory has apologised for breaking an agreement not to vote in key House of Commons votes so a Liberal Democrat MP could care for her newborn son.
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13h Linda Sánchez launches bid for Democratic caucus chair
California Rep. Linda Sánchez announced on Tuesday that she plans to run for the position of House Democratic Caucus Chair, launching a bid to take over Rep. Joe Crowley's leadership role following his stunning primary defeat last month.
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13h Senate beefing up NATO oversight group
The Senate group that acts as the liaison to NATO is appointing and announcing new members following President Donald Trump's tumultuous appearance at the annual NATO summit in Brussels and his meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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13h Trump backtracks on Russia comments
President Donald Trump, facing an onslaught of bipartisan fury over his glowing remarks about Vladimir Putin, said more than 24 hours afterward that he had misspoken during his news conference with the autocratic Russian leader.
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A Congressional Candidate Used to Be a Rapper. Will It Matter?13h Updated A Congressional Candidate Used to Be a Rapper. Will It Matter?
Antonio Delgado is trying to unseat John Faso, a Republican incumbent in New York.
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13h Obama Speech in South Africa Warns Against Rise of ‘Strongman Politics’
In his highest-profile speech since leaving office, the former president warned of leaders embracing the “politics of fear, resentment and retrenchment.”
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13h Updated Read the Transcript of Obama’s Speech Defending Democracy
The former president offered an impassioned defense of international institutions, seeming to take aim at President Trump.
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13h Updated Butina not a flight risk, her lawyer says at first court appearance
Mariia Butina, the 29-year-old Russian gun enthusiast and alleged spy who wanted to set up back channels between her government and the Republican Party and Trump campaign, spoke little at her first court appearance Monday.
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Can a Pro-Coal Democrat in West Virginia Carve a Path for His Party?13h Updated Can a Pro-Coal Democrat in West Virginia Carve a Path for His Party?
Richard Ojeda, a populist Democrat riding a wave of labor activism, is making a deep-red House district look flippable, and may show his party a way to win in Trump country.
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13h Trump offers support for US intel agencies following Putin news conference
President Donald Trump was upbeat immediately after his news conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, but by the time he returned stateside, his mood had soured considerably amid sustained fury at his extraordinary embrace of the Russian leader.
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Brexit vote: Government defeats EU customs union bid14h Updated Brexit vote: Government defeats EU customs union bid
MPs reject a proposal to form a customs union if the UK and the EU do not agree a trade deal.
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Democrats Demand Action to Punish Trump, but G.O.P. Is Cautious14h Updated Democrats Demand Action to Punish Trump, but G.O.P. Is Cautious
Democratic leaders in Congress pressed for tangible actions to punish President Trump, from new sanctions on Russia to the extradition of Russian agents.
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14h Republican Reaction to Trump: ‘It’s Just Unacceptable’
Several members of President Trump’s party criticized the remarks he made suggesting that Russia did not interfere with the 2016 presidential election.
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14h Updated Trump surprised at fierce criticism of Putin news conference
President Donald Trump was upbeat immediately after his news conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, but by the time he returned stateside, his mood had soured considerably amid sustained fury at his extraordinary embrace of the Russian leader.
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PM sees off Tory rebellion to scrape through Brexit vote14h PM sees off Tory rebellion to scrape through Brexit vote
Theresa May scraped through a crunch House of Commons vote after a Tory Remainer rebellion failed to alter her post-Brexit customs plans.
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Trump Addresses Criticism of Appearance With Putin: Full Transcript14h Trump Addresses Criticism of Appearance With Putin: Full Transcript
The president responded to condemnations of his performance alongside the Russian president during a news conference in Helsinki, Finland.
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News Analysis: Critics of Trump Have a New Word in Their Vocabulary: Treason14h Updated News Analysis: Critics of Trump Have a New Word in Their Vocabulary: Treason
Never in anyone’s lifetime has a president engendered such a wave of discussion about whether his real loyalty was to a foreign power over his own country.
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14h Few Americans view Russia as warmly as Trump does
The American public has never liked Russia but their views have only grown darker since Russia's interference in the 2016 US presidential election, in spite of President Donald Trump's attempt to warm relations.
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MPs will not vote on early start to summer recess15h Updated MPs will not vote on early start to summer recess
MPs have not been asked to vote on a government plan to bring forward the Commons' summer recess.
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Cognitive Test Trump Took May Have Been Undermined by Publicity, Doctors Warn16h Updated Cognitive Test Trump Took May Have Been Undermined by Publicity, Doctors Warn
Articles about the test, known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, or MoCA, listed some of its questions, potentially influencing future patients.
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Government survives EU customs union vote16h Government survives EU customs union vote
MPs reject a proposal to form a customs union if the UK and the EU do not agree a trade deal.
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16h Updated Obama Warns of ‘Strongman Politics’ After Trump’s Meeting With Putin
In his highest-profile speech since leaving office, delivered in South Africa, the former president warned of leaders embracing the “politics of fear, resentment and retrenchment.”
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New Labour anti-Semitism code faces criticism17h New Labour anti-Semitism code faces criticism
Labour officially adopts a new code of conduct - but it is condemned by Jewish groups and some Labour MPs.
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17h Fact Check of the Day: Trump Inaccurately Claims NATO Spending Is Increasing ‘Only Because of Me’
President Trump said he had single-handedly raised “vast amounts of money” for NATO while at the military alliance’s headquarters last week, a visit he described as “great.”
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Ex-UKIP councillor Stephen Searle guilty of murdering wife17h Ex-UKIP councillor Stephen Searle guilty of murdering wife
Former Royal Marine Stephen Searle strangled his wife Anne at their home in Suffolk.
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17h Obama, in Apparent Rebuke of Trump, Warns Against ‘Strongman Politics’
In his highest-profile speech since leaving office, delivered in South Africa, the former president warned of leaders embracing the “politics of fear, resentment and retrenchment.”
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Guto Bebb: I had no choice but to quit government17h Guto Bebb: I had no choice but to quit government
Welsh Tory MP says he had to resign over Theresa May's concessions to Brexiteers on a key bill.
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17h New York and three other states claim Trump tax law is unconstitutional
New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming last year's tax overhaul violated the constitution by unfairly targeting Democratic states.
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Recess time17h Recess time
Do the UK's MPs work on more days than their equivalents in other countries?
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Obama, Taking Aim at Trump, Warns Against ‘Strongman Politics’ in South Africa Speech17h Updated Obama, Taking Aim at Trump, Warns Against ‘Strongman Politics’ in South Africa Speech
In his highest-profile speech since leaving office, the former president warned of leaders embracing the “politics of fear, resentment and retrenchment.”
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Chief rabbi: Labour should toughen up anti-Semitism code17h Updated Chief rabbi: Labour should toughen up anti-Semitism code
Ephraim Mirvis says Labour risks sending "an unprecedented message of contempt to the Jewish community".
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Upskirting row MP Sir Christopher Chope under fire again18h Upskirting row MP Sir Christopher Chope under fire again
Sir Christopher Chope says he will not be "intimidated" by misogyny claims after blocking a women's conference.
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18h Updated Trump, at Putin’s Side, Questions U.S. Intelligence on 2016 Election
At the end of their first summit meeting, Mr. Trump would not say whether he believes American intelligence agencies or Mr. Putin about Russian electoral interference.
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18h Ryan advocates for more Russia sanctions
House Speaker Paul Ryan railed against Russia for interfering in American elections, saying Tuesday that he's "more than happy" to consider additional sanctions against the country following last week's indictment of Russian agents who allegedly hacked Democratic email accounts and servers.
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18h Updated Fact Check of the Day: 8 Suspect Claims From the Trump-Putin News Conference
President Trump contradicted U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, and President Vladimir V. Putin said he didn’t know that Mr. Trump was in Russia in 2013.
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18h Democratic House candidates dominate second quarter fundraising
Democratic candidates dominated fundraising in the second quarter of 2018, while even Republican incumbents struggled to raise more than their challengers.
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Unbuttoned: Melania Trump’s Wardrobe Goes Mute18h Updated Unbuttoned: Melania Trump’s Wardrobe Goes Mute
After the jacket controversy, the first lady dressed for discretion as she accompanied her husband on his European trip.
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Johnson breached ministerial code with column return18h Johnson breached ministerial code with column return
Boris Johnson could face sanctions after failing to notify parliamentary authorities that he was returning to his job at The Daily Telegraph.
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19h Updated Trump confirms new paint job for Air Force One
President Donald Trump says the new Air Force One planes will be red, white and blue, a shift away from the classic "baby blue" design that they have had for decades.
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Brexit: Ministers face fresh test in Commons19h Updated Brexit: Ministers face fresh test in Commons
Pro-European Tories want to stay in a customs union if there is no trade agreement with EU by early 2019.
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UKIP councillor Stephen Searle guilty of murdering wife19h Updated UKIP councillor Stephen Searle guilty of murdering wife
Ex-Royal Marine Stephen Searle strangled his wife Anne to death at their home in Suffolk.
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19h NRA and some other nonprofits will no longer need to identify their donors to the IRS
Some nonprofit groups will no longer have to give the IRS the names of donors who give them $5,000 or more.
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19h Trump says Putin meeting went better than NATO summit
President Donald Trump defiantly defended on Tuesday his meeting with Vladimir Putin, saying his encounter with the Russian leader went "even better" than his summit with NATO leaders last week.
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19h Updated Butina arrest: 6 things to know from court documents
The Justice Department on Monday charged a Russian national, Mariia Butina, also known as Maria, with conspiring against the US as a secret agent.
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Right and Left React to the Trump-Putin Meeting20h Updated Right and Left React to the Trump-Putin Meeting
Writers from across the political spectrum on President Trump’s meeting with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki, Finland, and his remarks afterward.
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20h Updated Visa policy change will make it easier for Trump administration to deny applications
Visa policy change will make it easier Trump administration to deny applications
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20h Obama addresses huge crowd in South Africa for Mandela Day
Former US President Barack Obama addressed some 15,000 people in South Africa on Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth, a day after his successor, Donald Trump, upbraided the US in a news conference with Vladimir Putin.
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Brexit: Vote Leave broke electoral law, says Electoral Commission21h Updated Brexit: Vote Leave broke electoral law, says Electoral Commission
The Brexit campaign group is referred to the police by the Electoral Commission and fined £61,000.
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21h America, its flag and a possible 51st star
What happens if the American flag needs to accommodate another star? Or five?
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22h Updated The full Trump-Putin news conference transcript
US President Donald Trump held a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, after he spent about two hours in a room alone with Putin, save for a pair of interpreters.
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American-Russian Relations in Syria? Less Rosy Than Trump and Putin Claim22h Updated American-Russian Relations in Syria? Less Rosy Than Trump and Putin Claim
After their meeting in Finland, the two presidents lauded the close cooperation between their two militaries in Syria, but the record is actually more mixed.
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Labour set to vote against early start to summer recess23h Updated Labour set to vote against early start to summer recess
MPs are set to be asked to vote on a government plan to bring forward the Commons' summer recess.
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Guto Bebb: MP resigns as minister over Brexit vote23h Updated Guto Bebb: MP resigns as minister over Brexit vote
Guto Bebb was angry at concessions Theresa May was giving to Brexiteers over future trade policy.
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Putin Says Democrats Are to Blame for ‘Manipulations’ of Their Party24h Updated Putin Says Democrats Are to Blame for ‘Manipulations’ of Their Party
In a Fox News interview, the Russian president said the hacked Democratic emails showed the truth — that the party leadership favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
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24h Updated US charges Russian national of being a foreign agent
The US government charged a Russian national heavily involved in gun rights with being a spy for the Russian government in the US and developing relationships "with US persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics."
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Wage growth slows despite jobless fall25h Updated Wage growth slows despite jobless fall
Wage growth slipped to 2.7% from 2.8% in the three months to May, while unemployment fell by 12,000.
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25h ‘I Just Simply Did What He Wanted’: Sexual Abuse Inside Immigrant Detention Facilities
Immigrant detention is expanding under the Trump administration, increasing the risk of sexual assault in a system where abuse is not uncommon. Two women told us their stories of being sexually abused by guards while under the custody of ICE.
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Brexit: Chequers plan not dead, insists Liam Fox25h Brexit: Chequers plan not dead, insists Liam Fox
Concessions to Tory MPs to avoid a Commons defeat won't derail Theresa May's plan, Liam Fox insists.
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Brexit: Government scrapes through Customs Bill votes27h Updated Brexit: Government scrapes through Customs Bill votes
A minister quits as MPs back amendments tabled by Brexiteers by just three votes.
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Official Brexit campaign fined and referred to police 28h Official Brexit campaign fined and referred to police
Vote Leave, the official Brexit campaign, has been fined and referred to the police for breaking electoral law.
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30h Updated Top takeaways from the Trump-Putin Helsinki summit
US President Donald Trump began his swing through Europe by insulting Germany, one of the top US allies, and threatening the fabric of the NATO alliance. Next, he criticized the United Kingdom's prime minister, nearly sending her already-vulnerable government teetering over the brink.
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