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Top Trump aide exiting: First shoe to drop in wider shuffle?

Top Trump aide exiting: First shoe to drop in wider shuffle?

The article describes a December 1 or 2 meeting in which Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and adviser, discussed setting up a direct communication system between Trump and Moscow with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. "Secretary Kelly and Gen. McMaster have both discussed that, in general terms. back channels are an appropriate part of diplomacy", Spicer said.



Details of Brexit process revealed in EU documents

During a speech in Wolverhampton, the Prime Minister suggested Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn would be unsuitable for Brexit negotiations in a rather unusual way. She repeatedly drove home the idea that she will negotiate on Britain's behalf during the forthcoming negotiations. First, despite some of the immediate positive reactions from across the political spectrum, sections of the press won't let the facts of the debate distract them from their project to diminish Corbyn and Labour.


Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney only contenders for position of taoiseach

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney only contenders for position of taoiseach

Mr Kenny made his announcement at a brief parliamentary party meeting where some supporters were said to have been visibly upset at his long-awaited plans for departure. Varadkar's rival Simon Coveney, 44, fits the more traditional profile of a Fine Gael leader. Fine Gael's executive council will meet to officially open the contest to become party leader.



With eyes on North Korea, US successfully destroys mock missile over Pacific

The missile was believed to be one of the Scud-class ballistic missiles, originally designed by the Soviet Union, which the reclusive state has kept in its stockpile. ICBMs have a minimum range of about 5,500 km (3,400 miles), but some are created to travel 10,000 km (6,200 miles) or farther. "We improve and learn from each test, regardless of the outcome", he said.


Krauthammer: Middle East peace a perennial pursuit

Krauthammer: Middle East peace a perennial pursuit

On the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Trump seems to have realized that the conflict is far more intractable than when he stated before his trip that "There is no reason there's not peace between Israel and the Palestinians-none whatsoever".



UK's May Plays Brexit Card as Polls Tighten

Investors have awoken to the fact that May's promise of "strong and stable" government - never mind a landslide to match Tony Blair's in 1997 - could be in jeopardy with the pound dipping after a specific poll showed May's Conservative Party leading the Labour Party by just five points.