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Trump poised to roll back climate protections
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Trump poised to roll back climate protections

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US President Donald Trump will on Tuesday roll back a slew of environmental protections enacted by Barack Obama, in a bid to untether the fossil fuel industry. In a maiden trip to the Environmental Protection Agency, Trump will sign an “Energy Independence Executive Order,” a White House official told AFP.
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Trump son-in-law Kushner to face Russia investigation panel
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Trump son-in-law Kushner to face Russia investigation panel

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Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner will appear before a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the US election, the White House said Monday. Kushner, 36, was Trump’s main intermediary with foreign governments during the 2016 election campaign and now plays that role in the White House.
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Trump attorney general demands cities get tough on migrants
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Trump attorney general demands cities get tough on migrants

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Donald Trump’s attorney general warned US cities that turning a blind eye to illegal migrants could jeopardize billions in federal funding, as the administration doubled down on tough immigration policies Monday.
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N. Ireland parties get extra time to solve stalemate
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N. Ireland parties get extra time to solve stalemate

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The British government gave Northern Ireland’s main parties extra time to form a power-sharing government after a deadline to resolve their bitter differences expired just two days before the launch of Brexit.
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Under-fire Fillon on the offensive in France
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Under-fire Fillon on the offensive in France

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Embroiled in allegations of financial impropriety,conservative French presidentialcandidate Francois Fillon on Monday accused the political establishment of trying to “hang on to its privileges” as he tries to bounce back from dwindling poll numbers.
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Kremlin critic Navalny faces court after protests
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Kremlin critic Navalny faces court after protests

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Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was set to appear in court on Monday after he and more than 1,000 other people were arrested at an anti-corruption protest in Moscow. The United States and the European Union voiced deep concern about the detentions, with the State Department describing them as an “affront to democracy”.
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May holds crisis talks in Scotland on brink of Brexit
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May holds crisis talks in Scotland on brink of Brexit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Scotland on Monday to try to avert its independence bid while also fighting a political crisis in Northern Ireland in the frantic final days before she launches Brexit.
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Trump taps son-in-law to head bureaucracy overhaul: report
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Trump taps son-in-law to head bureaucracy overhaul: report

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US President Donald Trump has tapped son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead a new White House office, that aims to apply ideas from the business world to help streamline the government, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.
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S.Korea prosecutors to seek arrest of ex-president Park
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S.Korea prosecutors to seek arrest of ex-president Park

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Prosecutors in South Korea will seek an arrest warrant for ousted president Park Geun-Hye, they said Monday, days after questioning her over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down.
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Bulgarian left seeks election comeback
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Bulgarian left seeks election comeback

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Bulgarians vote in elections Sunday with the Socialists, seen as closer to Russia, aiming to prevent another comeback by two-times centre-right premier Boyko Borisov. Opinion polls in the European Union’s poorest country, where the average monthly salary is just 500 euros ($540) and corruption is rife, indicate a tight race and a strong showing by nationalists.
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