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Hope Hicks: Outgoing White House communications director 'refused to testify on whole areas' to intelligence committee

Outgoing White House communications director Hope Hicks was said to have been evasive during her long interview with the House Intelligence Committee – the same interview during which she said she occasionally told “white lies” on behalf of President Donald Trump. The ranking Democrat on the panel, Representative Adam Schiff, said Ms Hicks wouldn’t […]

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California officials order mandatory evacuations as rain threatens another round of mudslides

Officials in weather-battered southern California have issued mandatory evacuation orders affecting thousands of people as a rainstorm threatened to unleash mudslides. “This is a challenging storm,” Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a press conference. “Please know we do not take evacuations lightly,” he added. “We are issuing this mandatory evacuation order […]

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US accuses Russia of violating nuclear weapons treaty after Putin boasts of 'unstoppable' missile

The US has accused Russia of breaking its treaty obligations after President Vladimir Putin announced a new array of “invincible” nuclear weapons. The US military stands ready to protect the nation, spokeswomen for the State Department and Pentagon asserted as they faced questions about Mr Putin’s declaration that “no anti-missile system – even in […]

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Fuel poverty crisis: 3,000 Britons dying each year because they can't heat their homes, study shows

More than 3,000 people are “needlessly” dying each year in the UK because they cannot afford to properly heat their homes, new research has revealed. The UK has the second-worst rate of excess winter deaths in Europe, a study by National Energy Action and climate-change charity E3G found. The organisations called for urgent action […]