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People walk outside a mosque that was attacked in the northern city of Arish, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, Nov. 24, 2017. EPA-EFE/
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Egypt's president vowed to avenge victims of a brutal attack Friday in the country's restive Sinai Peninsula that left at least 270 people dead and 90 others injured.

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Trump signs order creating commission to investigate alleged voter fraud

 05/12/2017 - 03:38
US President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence (R) arrive at an event where Trump later signed an executive order that the White House says 'promotes free speech and religious liberty' and participates in a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 04 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order creating an advisory commission on the "integrity" of the US electoral system, which will investigate - among other things - his as yet unsupported claims about massive voter fraud in the November presidential election.

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Code-Cracking: Deconstructing James Comey's Dismissal

 05/12/2017 - 03:14
Protesters rally in opposition to President Donald J. Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 10 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

 The president of the United States denied on Thursday any collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia in his first interview since firing FBI chief James Comey, who was conducting an investigation into the matter.Trump had pressed Mr. Comey to promise loyalty to him at a private dinner in January, but Mr. Comey promised him only “honesty.”

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Senado ordena a Michael Flynn que entregue documentos sobre Rusia

 05/11/2017 - 05:49
El General Michael Flynn en foto de archivo, el pasado enero. EFE/Andrew Herrer

Tras el repentino despido del director del FBI por parte del Presidente Donald Trump, el Comité de Inteligencia del Senado ordenó el miércoles  al general retirado Michael Flynn, ex asesor de seguridad nacional del presidente, Donald Trump, que entregue documentos relacionados con Rusia.

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Comey Firing Aftermath: Senate Subpoenas Flynn for Records on Russian interference

 05/11/2017 - 05:15
Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, US national security advisor, arrives to a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, on 22 January 2017 (reissued 31 March 2017). EPA/Andrew Harrer / POOL

The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Wednesday ordered retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to the US president, to hand over documents related to Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a statement by the committee.

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Why EPA has dismissed half of its key board’s scientific advisers?

 05/10/2017 - 04:10
Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia

Nine scientists have been dismissed from the EPA’s 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors—ostensibly to include more voices from regulated industries, though the scientists say their work was apolitical and did not involve regulations. The US government has also postponed an important meeting scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether the country should or should not withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a matter that President Donald Trump promised to decide this month.

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Vargas Llosa: "Lo de Venezuela es una dictadura que se va a terminar pronto"

 05/10/2017 - 02:56
Foto de archivo del escritor Mario Vargas Losa en la feria del libro de Göteborg en 2011. Fuente: Wikipedia

En una conferencia en Chicago, el premio Nobel de Literatura dijo que América Latina ha rechazado en general al populismo y afirmó que no ve riesgos de recaída, porque los cambios de gobierno registrados en Argentina, Perú y Brasil muestran que "hay una orientación cada vez más democrática en el continente".

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