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Trump Will Declare National Emergency Because He Doesn’t Want to Lose Face- Prof

US President Donald Trump will use his executive authority to declare a national emergency in order to secure border wall funding, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed in a statement on 14 February. Sputnik discussed this issue with with Dr. Clodagh Harrington, Associate Professor of American Politics, at De Montfort University.

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US imports of ‘sanctioned’ Venezuelan oil surge fivefold

Purchases of Venezuelan crude by US energy companies saw a five-fold weekly growth as of the middle of February, nearly reaching their pre-sanctions level, the latest data published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows.

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Handouts for the rich? ‘Hypocrite’ Trump called out for socialism double standard (VIDEO)

Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to safeguard the United States from the purported evils of socialism – but critics note that the US president is fine with giving government subsidies to the rich and well-connected.

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‘Germany not 51st US state’: Trade lobby blasts US interference in Nord Stream 2 gas project

Berlin must not bow to any other countries’ “dictation” on its energy policy, the head of a German trade lobby in Russia has said, as he slammed the politicization of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

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Democrats howl after Bernie Sanders refuses to recognize Guaido as Venezuela’s leader

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has refused to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s ‘interim president,’ calling instead for new elections. His comments have enraged Democratic lawmakers who are pushing for regime change.

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US VP Pence Demands EU Recognize Guaido as Venezuela President

Venezuelan congressional chief and self-appointed interim president, Juan Guaido, must be acknowledged as such by the European Union, according to the US vice president.

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WATCH Ivanka’s Deadpan Reaction to Merkel Trashing Donald Trump

The German chancellor challenged Donald Trump on the contentious issues of auto tariffs, Iran’s nuclear program and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, winning a standing ovation but not a flicker of emotion from US representatives.

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Trump’s Venezuela gamble is turning out to be a beaten docket

Trump’s bid for regime change in Venezuela is starting to look like a fatal overreach. With the South American country’s military remaining firmly loyal to President Maduro, embarrassing questions loom over US’ dubious game plan

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Trump accused of seeking to sell US nuclear ‘secrets’ to Saudis… so why is this Russia’s fault?

House Democrats have launched a probe into the Trump administration’s alleged attempt to transfer ‘sensitive’ US nuclear technologies to Saudi Arabia. The company implicated has already found a couple of usual suspects to blame.

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‘Only emergency is that he is an idiot:’ Coulter spews vitriol at Trump after he disowns her

Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter has put a final nail into the coffin of her long-since-cooled political romance with Donald Trump, calling him an “idiot” and an “emergency” after he said that he “hardly” knows her.

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16 states sue Trump over use of emergency powers to build border wall

Sixteen US states have filed a joint lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s use of emergency powers to requisition billions of dollars to build his border wall as an unconstitutional violation of separation of powers.

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The response to Ocasio-Cortez’s viral ‘corruption game’ that’s not being mentioned

Newly elected representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned ethics experts on campaign finance laws and her ability to show how it’s “super legal” for “bad guys” to get into office has gone outrageously viral.

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‘Enormous hypocrisy’: Hungary blasts US’ warnings on the dangers of dealing with Russia or China

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo’s quest to scare Hungary away from dealing with Russia and China appears to have turned sour, as Budapest said it’s fed up with lectures about its foreign policy.

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US Contact With Venezuelan Army to Change Its Stance Unacceptable – Moscow

This comes after reports of the United States being engaged in direct contact with members of Venezuela’s military, encouraging them to pledge allegiance to self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, while also working on new sanctions to ramp up pressure on Nicolas Maduro.

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‘You don’t get to authorize US military interventions’ – US Rep. Khanna to Venezuela’s Guaido

After self-proclaimed leader of Venezuela Juan Guaido said he might ‘authorize’ a US military intervention, he was rebuffed by Congressman Ro Khanna, who told him he doesn’t get to make the call on “US military interventions.”

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