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The Memo: Omarosa's exit is headache for White House – The Hill

Team Trump is bracing for negative revelations from Omarosa Manigault Newman after she resigned from the White House in disputed circumstances on Wednesday. “She is a total press hog, so we will certainly see her say horrible things about the team she was a member of until yesterday,” said one former Trump staffer on Thursday. The source…

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Airbus board triggers shake-up to end succession row – Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) confirmed the departure of planemaking chief Fabrice Bregier as part of a series of board moves on Friday to clear the air over succession plans following weeks of speculation surrounding Europe’s largest aerospace firm. The move gives rival Chief Executive Tom Enders a free hand for the rest of what…

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EU to move on Brexit talks, Irish 'riddle' remains – Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is poised on Friday to move talks forward with London on Britain’s exit from the bloc as leaders warm to the British premier but there was little clarity on trade issues and Austria warned the Irish border issue remained a “riddle”. On the second day of a summit in…

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Japan imposes new sanctions on North Korea – USA TODAY

Shigeo Iizuka, 79, head of a group of families of Japanese abducted by North Korea, shows pictures of his abducted sister Yaeko Taguchi (right) and her son Koiichi Iizuka during an interview in Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 3, 2017.(Photo: FRANCK ROBICHON, EPA-EFE) TOKYO – Japan froze the assets of 19 companies on Friday to step up…

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Russian Ships Could Cause 'Catastrophe' for West by Cutting Transatlantic Internet Cables – Newsweek

Russian warships in the Atlantic could become a serious threat to NATO without even firing a shot, by cutting underwater cables vital for international trade and communications, a top British defense official has said. Severing those links could paralyse everything from trade to internet connection, according to the U.K.’s Chief of the Defence Staff, Sir Stuart…

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After Months Of Withering Criticism, Trump Prepares To Visit FBI – NPR

Enlarge this image President Trump is visiting the FBI on Friday for a graduation ceremony. Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images President Trump is traveling to Quantico, Va., on Friday to speak with an unlikely audience: the latest graduating class at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It’s not unusual for a…

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US Army Green Berets Accused From Within Of Lowering Standards – NPR

Enlarge this image Captain Dan (Special Forces withholds last names) of the U.S. Army’s Green Berets walks on a foot patrol in the village of Ezabad, Maiwand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption toggle caption David Gilkey/NPR The Army’s Green Berets have gained a reputation over the decades for their toughness and fighting…

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France train crash with school bus cuts vehicle in two – CBS News

In this photo provided by France Bleu, rescue workers help after a school bus and a regional train collided in the village of Millas, southern France, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. AP Last Updated Dec 15, 2017 4:54 AM EST PARIS – All victims had been identified Friday after a regional train hit a school bus…

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Russian parliament launches presidential campaign – Washington Post

By Vladimir Isachenkov | AP, MOSCOW — Russian lawmakers on Friday set the presidential election for March 18, a move that sets in motion campaigning for a race that President Vladimir Putin is all but certain to win. Putin declared his intention to run for another six-year term last week, ending months of speculation about motives behind…

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