A blow to Trump-style politics? Check out what led to Doug Jones’s triumph in Alabama

The day after pulling off an upset victory in Alabama, Democratic Senator-elect Doug Jones announced that his defeat of Roy Moore would spell the end of the Republican Party’s domination of his nation. And the leaders of the U.S. left were quick to announce the vote as a powerful blow to Trump-style politics. “This state will be improved,” Mr. Jones…

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Trump wants to send astronauts back to the moon, eventually to Mars

President Donald Trump wants to send astronauts back to the moon – and on to Mars. Trump signed a policy directive Monday instructing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to “refocus America’s space program on human exploration and discovery.” The move, Trump said, “marks an important step in returning American astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972…

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South Korea imposes new sanctions on North Korea in response to Newest missile launch

South Korea added several North Korean groups and people to its sanctions list Monday at a largely symbolic move that’s part of efforts to cut off financing for the North’s weapons programs. The authorities said those additional were 20 North Korean teams, such as many companies and banks, and 12 people. Seoul is one of the first to react to…

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Trump tells crowd questionable story of Commerce disagreement with Trudeau

U.S. President Donald Trump regaled a rally of supporters Friday night with a story about a debate with Canada’s prime minister, and sprinkled his narrative with some questionable statistics regarding global trade. Trump told a partisan crowd in Florida that he and Justin Trudeau had a closed-door discussion about trade balances. He explained it during the section of his address…

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U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold under investigation for alleged sexual harassment

The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it is expanding its investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas. The committee said it will investigate whether Farenthold sexually harassed a former member of his team and retaliated against her for complaining. The committee said the panel could review allegations that Farenthold made improper statements to other members…

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North Korea says U.S. remarks mean war is inevitable on Korean Peninsula

North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula is now a matter of when, not if, as it continued to lash out in a gigantic joint military exercise between the USA and South Korean involving countless advanced warplanes. In remarks attributed to an unnamed Foreign Ministry spokesman, North Korea also promised high-ranked U.S. officials, including CIA Director Mike…

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Democratic Rep. Al Green says he Will force a vote on impeaching Trump

A liberal Democrat is placing the House on track for a probable vote Wednesday on impeaching President Donald Trump, an attempt that is sure to lose and has attracted opposition from many in his party. “Friends, if we like it or not, we finally have a bigot at the White House who incites hatred and hostility,” Rep. Al Green, D-Texas,…

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U.S., foreign officials warn Trump to Not recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The chance that U.S. President Donald Trump may recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has stirred opposition from U.S. and foreign officials who fear it could unleash violence. Such a decision, which U.S. officials have said has not been finalized, would violate decades of U.S. policy to not take a stance on the destiny of Jerusalem on the grounds that this…

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China’s influence has Liberty on the wane in Cambodia

Duch Piseth went to work on Monday knowing it could be his final daynbsp;there. “We do not really know what is going to happen,” he said that night, his face grim. “There is not much we could do at thisnbsp;point.” All Mr. Duch understood was what all of Cambodia understood: On Sunday, the nation’s firebrand Prime Minister, Hun Sen, had…

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Court clears Zimbabwean activist of subversion charges

A Zimbabwean leader on Wednesday was acquitted of subversion after leading big anti-government protests this past year, and he appealed to the nation’s new leadership to shed additional prosecutions of those who demonstrated against former president Robert Mugabe. Evan Mawarire, who launched the #ThisFlag protest campaign on social networking, was found not guilty by High Court Judge Priscilla Chigumba after…

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