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Haniyeh's first task will be to cope with escalating tensions between Hamas and Fatah. For the past four years, Haniyeh, born in the al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza , has served as Masha'al's deputy and as private secretary to Hamas' founder and spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin, who was subsequently assassinated by Israel.
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    Former AG: White House was warned about Flynn

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    McGahn asked Yates how Flynn did in the interview, but Yates said she could not answer. Yates told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee Monday that she warned White House officials that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn could be blackmailed .
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    A United States military assessment found the main part of the missile landed approximately 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Pukchang airfield, a U.S. official told CNN. "Japan is watching how China will act in regard to North Korea". "In fact, we were told by the Chinese that they informed the (North Korean) regime that if they did conduct further nuclear tests, China would be taking sanctions action on their own".
  • Amazon's Alexa helps out with Eurovision Song Contest discovery

    Amazon's Alexa helps out with Eurovision Song Contest discovery

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    It's really an extension of the Wrong Film Club which I've been running for a while but this time using the Eurovision Song Contest. And some people are very anxious that that means we'll be exiting the Eurovision Song Contest too . "I think the main problem is just that our entry is just an incredibly boring song which I can't see doing anything". We are only in this competition because we give so much money to the European Broadcasting Union, and thus automatically get a place in ...
  • Landslide win for Moon in South Korea election

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    Conservative Hong Joon-Pyo - who dubs Moon a "pro-Pyongyang leftist" was far behind on 23.3 per cent, with centrist Ahn Cheol-Soo third on 21.8. John Nilsson-Wright, senior lecturer in global relations at Cambridge University, told VICE News that Moon's more moderate approach could lead to increased tensions between Seoul and Washington, as the USA - accustomed to a compliant partner in South Korea - looks to put pressure on the North over its weapons programs.
  • White House alerted about Flynn's blackmail risk: Sally Yates

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    Flynn, who was conducting private conversations with the Russian ambassador regarding sanctions, was then fired three weeks into the administration for misleading Vice President Pence about those conversations. Flynn was paid more than $30,000 for a Moscow trip in 2015, where he sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin at a dinner celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Kremlin-sponsored Russia Today television network.
  • In shock move, Trump fires FBI Director Comey

    In shock move, Trump fires FBI Director Comey

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    Ed Markey said Comey's dismissal was "disturbingly reminiscent of the Saturday Night Massacre" and warned of a Constitutional crisis. Before being named to his current position in late April, he served as acting deputy attorney general between February and late April and previously served briefly as acting attorney general after Sally Yates was sacked from that role.
  • Trump's comments on Muslims at centre of travel ban case

    Trump's comments on Muslims at centre of travel ban case

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    Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey B. Wall told the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday that the court should not second-guess the president's national security decisions because of comments made on the campaign trail. President Trump's original travel order, issued seven days after the inauguration, was blocked by court rulings. Hawkins was appointed in 1994. President Trump's order limiting travel from some Middle Eastern and African countries is meant to protect the US against ...
  • President Trump fires FBI chief James Comey

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    Trump, under the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , fired Comey on Tuesday, according to White House spokesman Sean Spicer. "Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office", the statement said . Then on October 28, less than two weeks before the November 8 election, Comey wrote to Congress stating he was re-opening the email investigation based on additional emails found on the laptop of ...
  • Cavs put Raptors on brink, Spurs topple Rockets

    Cavs put Raptors on brink, Spurs topple Rockets

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    Casey said Cory Joseph would take over if Lowry is unable to start. One All-Star was, at times , enough for the Raptors. The 3-point line has been the difference as the Cleveland are outscoring the Toronto by a total of 51 points. Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors are about to be taken out of the playoffs by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers . Irving scored 16 points and Kyle Korver had 14 for the Cavaliers, who have posted three straight double-digit wins over Toronto .
  • Federal prosecutors issue grand jury subpoenas to Flynn associates

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    The FBI's subpoenas for people who worked with Flynn are a part of the bureau's investigation into the Russian meddling in United States elections, according to CNN . After Flynn was sacked, it was discovered that he had registered with Justice Department's Foreign Agent Registration Unit for lobbying work that "benefited the Republic of Turkey".
  • Canelo Pummels Chavez Jr. in One-Sided Laugher, Golovkin Fight Next

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    Minutes after winning every round on all three judges' cards in a 12-round romp over Chavez, Alvarez invited Gennady Golovkin into the ring and announced a long-awaited clash on September 16 . "They stayed true to their word that we'd make this fight for September 2017, and here we are making the announcement", said K2 Promotions managing director Tom Loeffler, Golovkin's promoter.