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Amid pressure from Sessions and Republicans, the DOJ’s internal watchdog opens investigation into surveillance of Trump aide Carter Page
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Amid pressure from Sessions and Republicans, the DOJ’s internal watchdog opens investigation into surveillance of Trump aide Carter Page

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General will review the FBI's and DOJ's application to monitor former Trump campaign aide Carter Page during the election. The department's internal watchdog said it is reviewing the process "in response to requests" from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and congressional…

Vatican bows to pressure, releases retired pope’s letter
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Vatican bows to pressure, releases retired pope’s letter

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican bowed to pressure Saturday and released the complete letter by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis after coming under blistering criticism for selectively citing it in a press release and digitally manipulating a photograph of it. The previously hidden part of the letter provides the real explanation why…

Theresa May under pressure for strong measures against Russia over poisoning of former spy
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Theresa May under pressure for strong measures against Russia over poisoning of former spy

Theresa May has come under pressure to plan strong retaliation against Russia over the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal, ahead of security talks with the Cabinet and after a fresh warning to people in Salisbury. MPs and the widow of murdered dissident Alexander Litvinenko both demanded a tougher stance against Vladimir Putin, as the finger of suspicion continued to point to a Kremlin plot.…

Pakistan under pressure to rein in blasphemy law
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Pakistan under pressure to rein in blasphemy law

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — One of the most frightening things about Pakistan's blasphemy law is that the simplest act can spiral into charges that can bring the death penalty. In the case of Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman, it started when she brought water to her fellow women workers on a farm. On that hot…

Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

PARIS (Reuters) - Imminent airline decisions on $10 billion of wide-body plane orders could influence the fate of Airbus’ A330neo even before the recently upgraded jet completes flight trials, industry sources said. FILE PHOTO - People celebrate near an Airbus A330neo aircraft after its maiden flight event in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, October 19, 2017.…

TV ad aims to pressure Trump on transgender military service
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TV ad aims to pressure Trump on transgender military service

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activist groups are turning to television ads — including on President Donald Trump's go-to station, Fox News — to pressure the White House into allowing transgender people to keep serving in the military. Trump has vowed to ban transgender troops from serving. He'll be able to see the 30-second commercial as of…

The pressure on Binyamin Netanyahu is growing
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The pressure on Binyamin Netanyahu is growing

IT SEEMED that things could not get worse for Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, when on February 13th police recommended that he be indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two corruption investigations. One involved accusations of gifts for favours; the other alleged back-room dealing with an Israeli newspaper publisher for favourable coverage.…

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