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Why Nancy Pelosi is so good at infuriating Donald Trump

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by John Bresnahan and Burgess Everett on politico.com on May 22, 2019.Something about Nancy Pelosi just gets under Donald Trump’s skin.On Wednesday, for the third time in barely six months, a meeting between Trump, the speaker and Senate Minority Leader Chuck…

US fugitive Jose Simms agrees to surrender to police if he gets 15,000 Facebook ‘likes’ for his wanted poster

A Connecticut police department has reached a deal with a fugitive that would have him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media, an agreement that at least one expert calls unethical.Jose Simms, 29, who is believed to be somewhere in New York, has seven arrest warrants and is being sought…

Holiday hostage nightmare ends for Italian Alessandro Sandrini, held by kidnappers in Syria for almost three years

An Italian hostage was on his way home after more than two years in captivity in Syria, where an unknown number of foreigners remain missing eight years into the country’s devastating war.Alessandro Sandrini, 32, disappeared in October 2016 after going on holiday to Turkey.His hair buzzed short and salt-and-pepper beard neatly trimmed, he appeared at…

Humiliation for Britain as UN demands it ends rule of Chagos Islands in six months

The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly backed a motion condemning Britain’s occupation of the remote Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean.The vote, which left the UK diplomatically isolated, set a six-month deadline for the UK to withdraw from the archipelago and for it to be reunified with neighbouring Mauritius.The motion, drafted by Senegal on…

Lawyer and Donald Trump adversary Michael Avenatti charged with stealing US$297,000 from Stormy Daniels

Lawyer Michael Avenatti was indicted on Wednesday on charges of stealing from his former client Stormy Daniels by skimming money from her deal to write a memoir detailing her alleged sexual affair with US President Donald Trump.It was the third time in two months that federal prosecutors have charged the celebrity lawyer with criminal wrongdoing….