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After string of defeats, Democrats rudderless in Trump era

  Washington, UNITED STATES | AFP |  Frozen out of power in Washington and having lost a string of congressional races this year, Democrats are struggling to craft winning strategies to convert disillusionment with President Donald Trump into victory in 2018’s midterm elections. The party fielded a hodgepodge of candidates …

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Trump wishes Muslims ‘warm greetings’ for Eid

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Saturday sent warm greetings” to Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan, after his administration broke with the tradition of hosting a White House event to recognize the holy month. “On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send …

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Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort

  Washington, United States | AFP |  Republican Karen Handel won a high-stakes, closely-watched special congressional election Tuesday, salvaging a seat in traditional conservative Georgia where Democrats had hoped to strike a blow against Donald Trump’s presidency. Handel, an establishment Republican and former state secretary of state, defeated Democratic challenger …

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Republican holds lead in Georgia race seen as Trump referendum

Washington, United States | AFP |  Early results trickled in for Tuesday’s closely-watched election in Georgia, the most expensive congressional race ever, with the Republican narrowly leading a contest that Democrats have painted as a referendum on Donald Trump’s scandal-plagued presidency. The $60-million special election has been a nailbiter between …

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TRUMP: I can tell you now that I am being investigated

Trump announces he’s being investigated Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump announced Friday he is under investigation in connection with a probe into alleged Russian election meddling that is gnawing away at his administration — and gathering pace. The Republican leader also lashed out at the …

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US moves to reassure Qatar with arms sale, joint exercise

Doha, Qatar | AFP |  The United States agreed a $12-billion warplane sale to Qatar and began manoeuvres with its military Thursday, re-affirming support for the emirate in the throes of a diplomatic crisis with its neighbours. A deal for the “state-of-the-art” F-15 fighters was signed by Qatar in Washington, …

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Anti-Trump gunman attacks US lawmakers, dies in shootout

Alexandria, United States | AFP | A rifle-wielding critic of President Donald Trump opened fire Wednesday on US lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, seriously wounding a top Republican congressman and three others before he was killed by police. The 66-year-old gunman was identified as James T. Hodgkinson of …

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Now, Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice

Report indicates special counsel Mueller to probe Trump on possible obstruction of justice Washington, United States | AFP | The special counsel overseeing the probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in the US election is looking at whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing …

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COVFEFE Act: Ridiculed Trump tweet prompts new legislation

Washington, United States | AFP |  A much-lampooned — and now-deleted — tweet by President Donald Trump has spurred a serious legislative effort aimed at stopping him from erasing his many misspelled missives and other online messages. Democratic Congressman Mike Quigley on Monday introduced the so-called COVFEFE Act, a reference …

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