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Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been fired by President Donald Trump. Mr Trump had criticised his top law official for months, mainly over his refusal to oversee the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in favour of Mr Trump’s election in 2016. Mr Sessions’s chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, who …

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US proposes rule banning asylum for illegal migrants

Illegal migrants entering through the southern US border will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule, the Trump administration has said. Announced by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, the ruling would stop asylum for those who breach any presidential restriction on entry. The president can …

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Volvo halts Iran truck assembly due to U.S. sanctions

Swedish truckmaker AB Volvo has stopped assembling trucks in Iran because U.S. sanctions are preventing it from being paid, a spokesman for the company said on Monday. The sanctions against Iran, reimposed on Aug. 6 by U.S. President Donald Trump after his decision to pull out of a nuclear deal …

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One dead in Dutch hit-and-run

A vehicle hit four people after a Dutch music festival in the early hours of Monday, killing one and injuring three before driving away, police say. Hours later police said they had found the van involved in the collision nearby and arrested a suspect. The incident took place at the …

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US imposes new 200bn tariffs on China

The US is imposing new tariffs on $200bn (£150bn) worth of Chinese goods as it escalates its trade war with Beijing. The higher import taxes will apply to almost 6,000 items, marking the biggest round of US tariffs so far. Handbags, rice and textiles will be included, but some items …

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Mali ‘spiderman’ to meet president

The Malian migrant, who dramatically rescued a small boy dangling from a balcony in Paris, is due to meet Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta later today. Mamadou Gassam, dubbed “spiderman” for his daring rescue effort, had earlier returned to Mali to a hero’s welcome, as this tweet shows: He is …

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US to probe Trump campaign ‘infiltration’

The US Department of Justice will investigate whether FBI agents spied on President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign for “inappropriate purposes”. In a tweet, Mr Trump said he wanted to know whether his predecessor’s administration ordered such a move. The call comes after US media reports suggesting the FBI had an …

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