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Source: The Guradian

Trump promise to leave nuclear deal could be bargaining move, Corker says

Today 18:10 GMT

Amid rising alarm over Donald Trump’s announced withdrawal from a key nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, the Republican chair of the Senate foreign relations committee said he hoped it was “just a move” to achieve a new deal, in the way the president threatened then renegotiated the Nafta trade agreement. “This could be a precursor to try to get Russia to come into compliance,” said Bob Corker, of Tennessee.

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Source: Common Domain

Mitch McConnell harassed at restaurant as fellow diners come to his defense

Today 18:09 GMT

This incident is just another in a long line of encounters in which protesters have confronted Trump administration officials such as Department of Homeland Security Chief Kristjen Nielson, Senator Ted Cruz, former EPA head Scott Pruitt and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, to name a few.

It all started when the two were out at popular Cuban restaurant Havana Rumba on Friday and some angry diners decided to approach their table, including the man in this video snippet from TMZ:. “Oh yeh, why don’t you get out of here?” the protester says. “Why don’t you leave our entire country.”

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Source: DW

German defense minister names Mongolian horse 'true friendship' as Asia tour starts

Today 18:09 GMT

As part of a weeklong Asia tour, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen spent Saturday in Ulaanbaatar, where she visited German soldiers and discussed defense cooperation with Mongolian politicians.

Ursula von der Leyen has kicked off a tour of Asia in Ulaanbaatar, where she didn't look her gift horse in the mouth, but did whisper into its ear. She will also head to China, Australia and Bahrain for security talks.

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Source: The Guradian

Maurizio Sarri admits Chelsea in wrong while José Mourinho accepts apology

Today 13:35 GMT

Maurizio Sarri apologised to Manchester United and admitted Chelsea were in the wrong after one of his coaches sparked a furious touchline row with José Mourinho.

Mourinho leapt from his seat on United’s bench to confront Marco Ianni after Sarri’s assistant coach celebrated Ross Barkley’s dramatic late equaliser for Chelsea by pumping his fists in front of the away dugout at Stamford Bridge. The dispute spiralled into the tunnel, forcing stewards to intervene, and led to heated exchanges between members of both benches.

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Source: Washington Post

Khashoggi outcry galvanizes critics against Saudi arms sales

Saturday 15:25 GMT

International outrage over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and Washington Post contributor, has galvanized lawmakers and critics who are seeking to curb arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has repeatedly urged his colleagues to end sales to Saudi Arabia, said he will fight the next Saudi arms deal that comes before Congress. The kingdom is the largest importer of U.S.-made weapons and for years has come under fire from human rights group for jailing dissidents and journalists and killing civilians in a military campaign in Yemen.

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Source: Common Domain

Republican Candidates Play Defense Over Health Care

Friday 11:47 GMT

Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California backed the unsuccessful GOP effort last year to begin repealing the Affordable Care Act, which guarantees coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions.

Now, in a bruising race against Democratic challenger Harley Rouda, Mr. Rohrabacher’s ads promise he will “protect America’s health care system,” stressing in particular his support for patients with such conditions.

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Source: Fox News

Ex-FBI agent sentenced for leaking classified documents to reporter

Friday 15:27 GMT

A Minnesota judge on Thursday sentenced a former FBI agent to four years behind bars after the man reportedly confessed to giving classified defense documents to a reporter.

Prosecutors labeled Albury’s actions a betrayal of the public’s trust when he stole more than 70 documents, dozens of which were considered classified, The Associated Press reported. A “secret” document pertaining to how the bureau assesses confidential informants was reportedly among the records he provided to an online news organization.

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Source: DW

Switzerland, Victorinox settle Swiss Army perfume dispute

Saturday 15:25 GMT

This enables the company, which is known for its Swiss Army knives, to sell its fragrances which include products such as "Swiss Army Mystique Forest Perfume" and "Swiss Army Steel Cologne.". Switzerland initially sought damages from the company to the tune of 1 million Swiss francs (€871,000; $1,000,000), but later took it off the table.

The Swiss government struck a deal with knifemaker Victorinox on Friday over the use of "Swiss Army" and "Swiss Military" branding on perfume and fragrances sold in North America.

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Source: The Guradian

Broncos defense beats up Cardinals and Rosen to snap losing streak

Saturday 04:14 GMT

Emmanuel Sanders threw and caught touchdown passes, Denver returned two interceptions for first-quarter touchdowns and the Broncos snapped a four-game losing streak with a 45-10 rout of the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night.

The Cardinals got their only touchdown in the third quarter, Rosen throwing four yards to Larry Fitzgerald for the score. Fitzgerald’s first TD catch of the season came at the end of an 11-play, 63-yard drive that followed Patrick Peterson’s interception.

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Source: BBC

'We run where the fire is - and that's DC'

Saturday 09:55 GMT

"Rescue forces tend to run to where the fire is, and I think that right now the fire is in DC," MJ Hegar, a Purple Heart recipient running for the House in Texas, told AFP.

As we head into the weekend, here's a little reminder if you want to catch up over the next few days:. And of course, let's not forget our game explaining all the possible results - and their consequences. Over the course of the past week, we've been explaining what's at stake in the mid-terms this year.

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Source: Common Domain

Immigrant Children Are Staying Longer in Government Custody

Saturday 10:49 GMT

Migrant children who come into the U.S. without family are staying longer in crowded shelters as authorities struggle to handle their growing numbers and to screen potential sponsors, according to government data and advocates.

That is up from 56 in June and 41 last year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is caring for about 13,000 newly arrived immigrant children.

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Source: Fox News

Montana senator on defense for role in derailing Trump’s Veterans Affairs nominee

Saturday 13:35 GMT

– Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is pushing back against renewed criticism that he was responsible for Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson’s withdrawal as a nominee to run the Veterans Affairs administration earlier this year.

In April, Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, went public with still unproven accusations of misconduct about Jackson involving drugs and alcohol. “That’s the reports we got from the people, the 20-something people that got a hold of us and said we’ve got a problem, this doctor has a problem because he hands out prescriptions like candy,” Tester said on CNN.  “In fact, in the White House, they call him the ‘candy man.’”


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