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White House press secretary Sean Spicer may have a penchant for putting his foot in his mouth (for example, what he has said about the Holocaust), but a new report suggests President Donald Trump won't fire him because the man gets great ratings.
  • Canada's Trudeau responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the U.S.

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    Gallant speculated that the Trump administration had hit Canada with the high tariffs now as a "bargaining chip" that can be used in expected negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump has criticized. The sentiment was echoed by a former diplomat who leads a Canadian-American business group. -Canada trade relationship only needed "tweaking". The dairy dispute goes back decades.
  • Senate confirms Perdue for agriculture secretary, farm groups respond

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    President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday to establish a task force aimed at supporting America's farmers, the White House announced Monday. Because of his more than 20 years of public service, Governor Perdue has garnered significant bipartisan backing and was reported out of committee with near unanimous support.
  • China: Tension Over North Korea Must Be Stopped Before It Becomes 'Irreversible'

    China: Tension Over North Korea Must Be Stopped Before It Becomes 'Irreversible'

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on Thursday unveiled the sprawling Ryomyong street development, a prestige housing project repeatedly promised in time to mark the occasion. President Donald Trump's plans for reclusive North Korea, which has conducted several missile and nuclear tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions, regularly threatening to destroy the United States .
  • Obama makes first public remarks since leaving office

    Obama makes first public remarks since leaving office

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    The temptation to take the current president on directly may grow as time passes and Trump continues to take aim at Obama polices, but experts say it's an urge Obama should resist. She said politicians don't reach out to communities anymore, instead relying on advertisements and social media. Reflecting on his own loss in a congressional primary in 2000, Obama noted that elected office is not the only way to be politically active.
  • Obama to give $400000 speech at Wall Street conference

    Obama to give $400000 speech at Wall Street conference

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    His speaking fee will be almost double what twice-failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton charges for her Wall Street speeches. Obama will appear at Cantor Fitzgerald LP's healthcare conference in September, Fox Business Network first reported Monday .
  • WTO ruling favors Mexico in US 'dolphin-safe' tuna spat

    WTO ruling favors Mexico in US 'dolphin-safe' tuna spat

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    The Mexican economy ministry said on Tuesday it would immediately initiate the process of taking retaliatory steps against US imports following a ruling by the World Trade Organization in Mexico's favor in a dispute over tuna. Tuesday's WTO decision finds that Mexico's economic damages from the labeling rules are $163 million per year. Mexico's statement said its tuna industry meets "the highest global standards for the protection of dolphins and sustainability".
  • Is Le Pen's nationalist vision risky for all of Europe?

    Is Le Pen's nationalist vision risky for all of Europe?

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    Opinion polls predict that Mr. Macron will win the second round as a majority of voters regard Ms. Le Pen and her party as unsafe for France's democracy and its values. "I need to rethink my life and heal my family's wounds", he told them, according to a statement . Mogherini was far from the only European Union official to struggle Monday to justify the glee over Macron's first-place finish, and the exuberant support for him among European Union leaders, in light of a longstanding ...
  • Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at women's summit

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    Undeterred, she has spoken out on women's empowerment, most recently in a Financial Times op-ed article co-written with World Bank president Jim Yong Kim. "Well, certainly not the latter, and I am rather unfamiliar with this role as well, as it is quite new to me", replied Trump, a top adviser to her father.