White House claims Scotland is NOT part of UK in embarrassing Twitter blunder as Trump visits his Turnberry golf resort

White House officials made an embarrassing blunder after appearing to suggest that Scotland isn’t part of the United Kingdom. A tweet from the official Oval Office account said: “Today, @ realDonaldTrump and @ FLOTUS had tea with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle before departing the U.K.” Twitter users were quick to point […]

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Sinclair Knight Merz foreign bribery case sparks call for greater police resources | Australia news

Anti-corruption advocates have called for more resources to help federal police investigate foreign bribery, saying the case of Sinclair Knight Merz shows the apparent ease with which Australian companies are flouting the law. Guardian Australia on Friday revealed damning evidence of corruption involving SKM, a major Australian government foreign aid contractor. The Australian-based consulting firm […]

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Note to Nationals: no, the ACCC didn’t say build more coal plants | Katharine Murphy | Australia news

We need to start this weekend with coal, because it’s one of those propositions that plays in Canberra on an endless loop. For more than a year, Australia’s competition watchdog has been examining the state of Australia’s electricity market in an effort to unravel the various factors behind the high energy prices that are causing […]

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Albanese has sent another signal that he’s ready and willing for the top job | Paula Matthewson | Opinion

With only two weeks to go until the super Saturday byelections, Anthony Albanese’s flirtation with the right wing of the Labor party has blossomed into a full-on courtship. The shadow frontbencher’s capitulation this week on turnbacks for asylum seeker boats suggests the leftwinger is determined to prove to Labor’s rightwingers that he’s leadership material. Until […]

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Lawmakers press Trump to cancel Putin summit after Mueller indictments

Democrats weren’t so eager to move on, however. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., was among the first to call for Trump to cancel the summit, warning that, “Glad-handing with Vladimir Putin on the heels of these indictments would be an insult to our democracy.” Other Democrats soon joined Schumer. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi […]

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Donald Trump sparks fury posing arrogantly in Winston Churchill’s armchair

Donald Trump sparks fury posing arrogantly in an armchair used by heroic wartime leader Winston Churchill. Critics slammed Trump for a string of diplomatic blunders and said he wasn’t fit to sit there. The US president belittled our NHS and PM and undermined the special relationship. Labour’s Stephen Doughty said: “An image of Donald Trump […]

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Donald Trump protests: Jeremy Corbyn slams ‘misogyny, racism and hate’ in furious speech to London demo

Jeremy Corbyn was greeted with cheers as he spoke at the huge anti-Trump rally in Trafalgar Square. He told protesters “Build bridges, not walls!” as he addressed the huge crowds. The Labour leader took to the stage to chants of “oh Jeremy Corbyn ” just after 5pm. He said protesters were showing “your love for […]

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Donald Trump is a mad-haired narcissistic liar who believes he was born to rule… no wonder he backs Boris – Brian Reade

It is the decent majority of ­Americans I feel most sorry for. Once again, the man they elected to represent them has the red carpet rolled out for him by a solid ally, and he chooses to take a dump on it, walk his mess into their house and leave a stench that makes his […]

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Theresa May has let the country down by failing to stand up to Donald Trump’s bullying – a Mirror poll reveals

Theresa May has let the country down by failing to stand up to Donald Trump’s bullying, a Mirror poll reveals. The exclusive survey taken on the day of the President’s visit also makes for grim reading on the state of the special relationship. And it shows that voters have given the Prime Minister a massive […]

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5 key takeaways from Mueller indictment of Russian election hackers

The indictment revealed several new details about the breadth of the Russian influence campaign, including alleged discussions the Russian hackers allegedly had with a U.S. congressional candidate and a friendly journalist. Below are some key takeaways from the indictment, released by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. 1. The Russians allegedly hacked America’s election infrastructure, including […]

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