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Kirchner, divisive Argentina ex-leader back in fray
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Kirchner, divisive Argentina ex-leader back in fray

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Cristina Kirchner, the leftist ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for years alongside her late husband, has remained a divisive figure since leaving power — and is now seeking public office again.
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Trump, and 2 Democrats, criticize Obama’s response to Russia hacking
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Trump, and 2 Democrats, criticize Obama’s response to Russia hacking

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President Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his criticism of Barack Obama’s response to concerns Russia was trying to disrupt the 2016 election, and some Democratic lawmakers agreed, with one calling the former leader’s handling of the threat a “serious mistake.”
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CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing
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CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

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US media went back to the past on Friday to cover the daily White House press briefing, after President Donald Trump’s administration banned cameras from the event.
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‘Emmangela’ show reasserts EU’s Franco-German alliance
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‘Emmangela’ show reasserts EU’s Franco-German alliance

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Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel used the French president’s first Brussels summit Friday to deliver an unmistakeable message: their countries intend to lead the EU’s post-Brexit revival.
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EU leaders slam Britain’s Brexit citizens plan
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EU leaders slam Britain’s Brexit citizens plan

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EU leaders warned Friday that Britain’s plans to protect the rights of European citizens post-Brexit risked leaving them worse off, after Prime Minister Theresa May made what she insisted was a “fair” offer.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny barred from election bid
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny barred from election bid

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Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has declared his intention to run in Russia’s presidential elections next year, is ineligible to be a candidate, the country’s central electoral commission said Friday.
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Johnny Depp apologizes for Trump assassination joke
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Johnny Depp apologizes for Trump assassination joke

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Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about President Donald Trump being assassinated, as his remarks to a music festival audience triggered an angry backlash. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star made the off-color comments late Thursday at the Glastonbury Festival in southwest England.
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CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report
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CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report

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The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, the Washington Post reported Friday.
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EU leaders cool on Britain’s Brexit citizens plan
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EU leaders cool on Britain’s Brexit citizens plan

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EU leaders gave a distinctly cool response Friday to Britain’s plans to protect the rights of European citizens living there after Brexit, after Prime Minister Theresa May set out what she said was a “fair” offer.
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Corruption scandals muddy Mongolia’s presidential vote
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Corruption scandals muddy Mongolia’s presidential vote

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Mongolians pick a new president Monday after a campaign marred by corruption scandals plaguing all three candidates, from jobs for cash to offshore accounts and donations from an alleged cult.
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