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Democrats lose an iconic battle in Georgia

 06/21/2017 - 12:37
Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives, during an election party for her candidacy today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. EFE/Branden Camp
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Republican Karen Handel declared herself the winner in the special election in Georgia, in what many posed as an assessment bout of Donald Trump's approval.

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Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives, during an election party for her candidacy today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. EFE/Branden Camp

UK Prime Minister Under Fire after Losing Parliamentary Majority at Snap elections

 06/09/2017 - 03:26
British Prime Minister Theresa May (R) and her husband Philip leave the Conservative headquarters in central London, England, Britain, 09 June 2017. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Theresa May called for this snap general elections three months earlier, hoping to assert her mandate before her government begun negotiations over withdrawing from the European Union. It turned to be a bad idea.

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 2:45am
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British Prime Minister Theresa May (R) and her husband Philip leave the Conservative headquarters in central London, England, Britain, 09 June 2017. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Britain Goes to the Polls to Decide Who is Going to Negotiate Brexit

 06/08/2017 - 04:12
A combo picture shows (L) Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivering a speech on his party's plans for negotiating Brexit during a campaign stop in Basildon, Essex, Britain, 01 June 2017, and (R) Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement on the previous night's terrorist incident, at Downing Street, in London, Britain, 04 June 2017. EPA/WILL OLIVER

The U.K. goes to the polls today after Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election hoping to secure parliamentary majority to push through her Brexit plans, but recent  terror attacks have cast a shadow over the vote.

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A combo picture shows (L) Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivering a speech on his party's plans for negotiating Brexit during a campaign stop in Basildon, Essex, Britain, 01 June 2017, and (R) Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement on the previous night's terrorist incident, at Downing Street, in London, Britain, 04 June 2017. EPA/WILL OLIVER

You Are not Welcome: London Mayor says Trump Should Cancel State Visit

 06/06/2017 - 03:27
People take part in a vigil for victims of the London Bridge terror attacks by the City Hall in London, Britain, 05 June 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

London mayor Sadiq Khan said Donald Trump should cancel state visit after a series of tweets in which he mocked at the mayor's "soft" words after London Bridge terrorist attack last Saturday. The deadly terrorist attack is the third occurred in Britain in less than 3 months, adding pressure on the government of prime minister Theresa May, which is calling for general elections on Thursday. 

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 2:45am
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People take part in a vigil for victims of the London Bridge terror attacks by the City Hall in London, Britain, 05 June 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Trump lambastes London mayor for asking Brits to remain calm after attack

 06/05/2017 - 04:03
President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan for asking the British public to remain calm after the weekend terrorist attack, adding that it is time to "stop being politically correct.". Archive photo. EFE
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The Saturday evening attack, in which three attackers in a van mowed down a number of pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed many more at nearby Borough Market before being gunned down by police, comes just four days before Britain's national election on Thursday.

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President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan for asking the British public to remain calm after the weekend terrorist attack, adding that it is time to "stop being politically correct.". Archive photo. EFE

ISIS Claims Responsiblity for London Terrorist Attack

 06/05/2017 - 03:41
Supporters hold signs of condolence for the victims of the London attacks, outside the County Hotel where Britain's Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is delivering a campaign speech in Carlisle, Britain, 04 June 2017. EPA/ROBERT PERRY
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Police was carrying out fresh raids in east London on Monday morning, as first victims were identified. One of the seven killed is Canadian Christine Archibald.

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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 3:30am
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Supporters hold signs of condolence for the victims of the London attacks, outside the County Hotel where Britain's Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is delivering a campaign speech in Carlisle, Britain, 04 June 2017. EPA/ROBERT PERRY

Putin: "We Are Ready to Talk with Trump"

 06/02/2017 - 02:41
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with heads of international news agencies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 June 2017. EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN / POOL

This week, Vladmir Putin, President of Russia, gave an interview with a pool of international journalists, in which he said that the policy of sanctions towards Cuba only worked to punish the Cubans, and that Obama was on the right path.

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:30am
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with heads of international news agencies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 June 2017. EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN / POOL

[OP-ED]: Trump supporters have good reason to take criticism personally

 05/31/2017 - 10:42
Trump didn’t divide America. This country was split long before the real estate mogul began a second career as a politician. He merely exploited those fault lines for his own benefit. EFE
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 The saying goes, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.”

Likewise, just because President Trump’s supporters take criticism of their guy personally doesn’t mean they aren’t actually being attacked.

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Trump didn’t divide America. This country was split long before the real estate mogul began a second career as a politician. He merely exploited those fault lines for his own benefit. EFE

[OP-ED]: The road to impeachment?

 05/30/2017 - 14:40
Using impeachment as a corrective to Trump’s unfitness to govern risks damaging the integrity of the ballot. EFE
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 I am not a big or even a little fan of President Donald Trump. Many of his policies strike me as undesirable, some in the extreme. His background and temperament have not prepared him for the presidency.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Using impeachment as a corrective to Trump’s unfitness to govern risks damaging the integrity of the ballot. EFE

Russians discussed how to influence Trump through his aides: NYT

 05/25/2017 - 03:46
US President Donald J. Trump responds to a question from the news media during a joint news conference with President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos following their bilateral meeting, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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American spies a year back intercepted communications in which Russian top officials discussed how to influence presidential candidate Donald Trump's positions on Russia through his close aides, according to an article on Wednesday by The New York Times.

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US President Donald J. Trump responds to a question from the news media during a joint news conference with President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos following their bilateral meeting, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW