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Trump would not intervene if Whitaker moves to curtail Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday he would not intervene if Matthew Whitaker, his acting U.S. attorney general, moved to curtail Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. In an interview with the “Fox News Sunday” program ...

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Republican Scott wins Florida U.S. Senate seat after manual recount

FILE PHOTO: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rick Scott is accompanied by his daughter Allison Guimard as he addresses supporters at his midterm election night party in Naples, Florida, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo (Reuters) – Florida’s outgoing governor, Republican Rick Scott, was declared the winner of the state’s ...

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French protesters rail against Macron’s fuel taxes with road blocks

PARIS (Reuters) – Thousands of French protesters hit out at higher fuel taxes and President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies in demonstrations across motorways on Saturday, sparking major logjams and several accidents, including a fatality at one road blockade. Dozens of people were also injured, as drivers tried to get around ...

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Trump administration says no final conclusion on Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON/MALIBU, California (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Saturday said it had not reached a final conclusion on who was involved in the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite a CIA assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing. President Donald Trump, on a trip to ...

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Teams search for 1,000 missing in California’s deadliest wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Forensic recovery teams searched for more victims in the charred wreckage of the northern California town of Paradise on Saturday as the number of people listed as missing in the state’s deadliest wildfire topped 1,000. Trish Moutard (C), of Sacramento, and other volunteers search for human ...

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U.S.-China divisions dominate APEC summit

PORT MORESBY (Reuters) – The United States and China swapped barbs over trade, investment and regional security at an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit on Saturday, as growing fault lines among members suggested little prospect of consensus at the weekend meeting. President of China Xi Jinping speaks during the ...

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U.S. House Republican to subpoena ex-FBI head Comey, ex-AG Lynch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The outgoing chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is planning to issue subpoenas compelling former FBI Director James Comey and former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to be deposed about their decision-making ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a House Democratic aide told Reuters on ...

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U.S. prepares criminal case against Wikileaks’ Assange

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors are preparing to pursue a criminal case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, escalating a long battle targeting his anti-secrecy group even as he remains holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Prosecutors have obtained a sealed indictment against Assange, something that emerged in a ...

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