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Trump admits he fired Comey over Russia. Republican voters don't believe him.

President Donald Trump has said the <i>real</i> reason he fired James Comey from the FBI was because of the bureau’s investigation into links between Trump’s 2016 campaign associates and Russia. But that doesn’t seem to have gotten through to the majority of Republican voters.<p>Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) …

Donald Trump

Amphibious military exercises moving ahead on Guam

NAVAL BASE GUAM (AP) — Multinational amphibious exercises on the U.S. Pacific island of Guam were moving ahead as scheduled Saturday, one day after …

U.S. Jet Fighters Flex Muscle Amid Russia Tensions

Air Force F-35A combat aircraft training mission in Europe marks show of strength<p>R.A.F. LAKENHEATH, England—The Pentagon has deployed its newest combat plane, the stealthy F-35A fighter, to Europe for a first overseas training mission in a show of allied strength intended in part to deter Russian …

Military

Afghanistan: ISIS activity has increased in region where bomb dropped

The eastern region of Afghanistan where the U.S. dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb Thursday -- just days after a Green Beret was killed fighting there – reportedly has been battling an uprising from Islamic State and anti-government armed groups in recent years.<p>At least 132 loyalists of the ISIS …

Another Sad and Dangerous Obama Legacy: Much of US Military is No Longer Combat Ready

A 2015 analysis by the Heritage Foundation determined that the U.S. military under President Obama was not only shrinking in size, but had become …

Iowa moves to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood | Reuters

(Reuters) - The Republican-controlled Iowa state senate voted on Thursday to cut Medicaid funding for family planning services to abortion providers including Planned Parenthood.<p>FILE PHOTO - Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is seen in Austin, Texas, U.S. on June 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ilana …

Haute Couture Fashion in Paris: Pictures

UK economy to grow even faster this year than was forecast before the Brexit vote

Britain’s economy will grow faster this year than was predicted even before the referendum took place, analysts believe, proving wrong the dire forecasts that the Brexit result would push the UK into an instant recession.<p>Independent forecasts compiled by the Treasury show that the economy is …

Scores killed as Syrian jets pound rebel-held Aleppo

Syrian army jets have launched more than 150 air strikes on eastern Aleppo in the past 24 hours, killing at least 90 people in the northern city and its countryside, according to residents.<p>The latest raids on Friday, part of a new Syrian government offensive to recapture rebel-held parts of Aleppo, …

Five Reasons The Navy's Aircraft Carriers Are Becoming More Vital To U.S. Security

One of the most persistent fashions in military circles is predicting the demise of the aircraft carrier. It has become an article of faith among many analysts that the world’s biggest warships can’t hide in an era of precision-guided missiles and reconnaissance satellites, and it’s just a matter …

Japan's big manufacturers turn optimistic in a sign economy picking up | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Big Japanese manufacturers turned optimistic about business conditions in the third quarter and companies revised up their capital expenditure plans, a government survey showed on Tuesday, in a sign the economy is gaining momentum.<p>Newly manufactured cars of the automobile maker …

Would-be suicide bomber seized by congregation in Indonesian church, after attacking priest with an axe

A would-be suicide bomber failed to detonate in a packed church in western Indonesia during Sunday Mass and injured a priest with an axe before he was restrained by the congregation, police said.<p>The assailant left a bench and ran towards the priest at the altar, but a bomb in his backpack did not …

What's on the minds of voters since the Brexit result?

Research by BritainThinks has followed the thoughts of leave and remain voters in two areas of the UK since the EU referendum<p>In the run-up to the EU referendum, the Guardian hosted two focus groups in Brighton and Knowsley that shone a light on the impending vote. Sessions organised by the research …

Russia warns of permanent war in event of foreign ground intervention in Syria

Russia's prime minister has warned that sending foreign ground troops to Syria could lead to decades of war. Citing failed military interventions …

Middle East

Attacks put new focus on Obama's anti-terror tactics

Questions resurface about the administration's efforts to quash extremism.<p>With the FBI acknowledging that it is now investigating a possible act of international terrorism on U.S. soil, fresh questions surfaced about whether the Obama administration has been too restrained in combating growing …

Who gets credit for climate accord? W, that’s who

The U.S. president who doubted global warming science merits a spot in the history books for the upcoming Paris climate accord.<p>The Paris climate talks are expected to conclude next month with a celebrated new international accord ratcheting down greenhouse gas pollution from the world’s richest and …

How Europeans became tall and fair-skinned 8,500 years ago

When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes.<p>Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical School, analyzed the DNA of 230 ancient humans who lived between 3,000 and 8,500 years ago and …

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