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‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner reveals she has a ‘real urge’ to become a police officer

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Sophie Turner: “Game of Thrones” star, actress and … police officer?

Maybe so, the 23-year-old actress said during a Tuesday interview on Dr. Phil’s podcast “Phil in the Blanks.”

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Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the hit HBO show that began its final season on Sunday, announced the aspiration after Dr. Phil probed about her post-“Thrones” plans.

“I want to do a lot of things, and not just in the film world, at the moment I have a real urge to go to a police academy and become a cop,” she said. “I’m fascinated with crime and why people do things and the interrogation process, and how you can manipulate your words in order to get someone to confess, that’s something that really interests me.”

The actress also revealed she had and is still taking time away from the entertainment industry to “focus on [her] mental health.”

“I actually am still on my break, I took a break off of work to focus on my mental health because I thought it was important,” she said, adding she is soon embarking on a press tour for the HBO show’s final season and will later be going on a “big press tour” for the soon-to-be-released movie X-Men movie “Dark Phoenix.” Turner stars in the upcoming film as Jean Grey.

Turner, in a separate interview with Rolling Stone last month, was open about her past love life, telling the publication she’s “experimented” with girls. Her answer came after she was asked why got engaged “so young” to singer and “Jonas Brothers” member Joe Jonas.

“I think once you’ve found the right person, you just know. I feel like I’m much older a soul than I am in age. I feel like I’ve lived enough life to know. I’ve met enough guys to know — I’ve met enough girls to know. I don’t feel 22 [now 23]. I feel like 27, 28.”

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Questioned further about her mention of girls, Turner said: “Everyone experiments. It’s part of growing up. I love a soul, not a gender.”

The first episode of the final season of was a record-breaker for the series and HBO. The 17.4 million viewers who watched Sunday’s episode either on TV or online represent a season-opening high for the fantasy saga.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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In Ivory Coast, Ivanka Trump talks women’s rights

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Ivanka Trump met with the vice president of Ivory Coast as part of a trip to Africa focused on women’s economic development.

The president’s daughter and senior adviser arrived in the country Tuesday, traveling from Ethiopia. She met with Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan at the presidential palace.

Gender inequality is a serious issue in Ivory Coast. A 2018 gender gap report from the World Economic Forum ranked it 131 out of 144 countries. The government has pledged to improve conditions for women as part of the terms for a grant from the U.S. government-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation.

The White House said the meeting focused on Ivory Coast changes, including efforts on behalf of and current barriers for women.

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Court tosses military panel proceedings against suspected USS Cole attack mastermind

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A federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday rejected yearslong proceedings against the accused mastermind of the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. The proceedings were conducted by a military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The three-judge panel unanimously ruled that the military judge in the terrorism case against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri improperly presided over the trial at the same time he was seeking a job with the Justice Department (DOJ) as an immigration judge. In the panel’s ruling, Judge David Tatel wrote that retired Air Force Col. Vance Spath’s application for the DOJ position “created a disqualifying appearance of partiality” and vacated all orders issued by Spath in the case after he applied for the job in 2015.

“We cannot permit an appearance of partiality to infect a system of justice that requires the most scrupulous conduct from its adjudicators,” said Tatel, who was joined in the ruling by Judges Judith Rogers and Thomas Griffith.

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Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri has been in U.S. custody since 2002. (AP)

In a further twist, Col. Shelly Schools, who’d briefly replaced Spath, was also removed after it was revealed that she also sought to become an immigration judge.

The ruling likely means that the prosecution of al-Nashiri in the Cole bombing, which killed 17 American sailors and wounded 37 more while the vessel was being refueled in Yemen’s Aden harbor, will have to begin anew. Al-Nashiri has been in U.S. custody since 2002 but was not arraigned in the Cole bombing until 2011, and the case has been delayed several times over various legal and logistical issues

Spath himself called a halt to proceedings last year following the discovery of microphones in a room where al-Nashiri met with his lawyers, and the lawyers’ subsequent decision to resign from the case for ethical reasons.

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The USS Cole bombing killed 17 sailors and injured 37 others in October 2000.  (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis, file) (The Associated Press)

Spath touted his role as the presiding judge over al-Nashiri’s case in his employment application, including submitting an order he had issued as a writing sample, the appeals court said. He was hired as an immigration judge last year.

But “while Spath made sure to tell the Justice Department about his assignment to al-Nashiri’s commission, he was not so forthcoming with al-Nashiri. At no point in the two-plus years after submitting his application did Spath disclose his efforts to secure employment” as an immigration judge, Tatel wrote.

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The court was also critical of prosecutors, the Justice Department and the Court of Military Commission Review, which upheld many of Spath’s orders.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Diane Keaton’s retro jeans receive rave reviews from celebrities: ‘I’ve never received more compliments’

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Diane Keaton has been a fashion icon for decades for her simple — yet elegant — wardrobe that’s chock-full of turtlenecks, suits and other clothing that comes in various shades of black.

But the 73-year-old actress isn’t afraid to mix things up every now and then. In fact, her latest style choice has her celebrity pals applauding.

On Sunday, the star posted a monologue online about a pair of wide-leg jeans she says have drawn significant attention in recent days. Keaton said she’s worn the ’90s-inspired denim, which many have claimed may be JNCO, to both run errands and attend events. After fielding several inquiries about the pants, Keaton decided to take to Instagram to show them off.

“REGARDING THESE PANTS: THIS IS SERIOUSLY TRUE. I WORE THEM ON THE PLANE. I WORE THEM IN THE HOTEL DUPONT.  I WORE THEM IN THE DELAWARE ART MUSEUM. I WORE THEM ON A LONG WALK THROUGH THE WILMINGTON STREETS. I’M WEARING THEM ON THE TRAIN TO NYC. I’VE NEVER RECEIVED MORE COMPLIMENTS ON ANYTHING I’VE EVER WORN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE,” wrote Keaton, along with two photos of herself in the belted jeans.

The images show Keaton posing front and back with her hands on her hips, wearing a black hat, black turtleneck and chunky boots.

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As of Tuesday morning, Keaton’s post has received more than 105,000 likes and hundreds of comments from fans and celebrities alike.

“Uh… they’re great because YOU’RE wearing them,” commented former “Friends” star Lisa Kudrow.

“WHO MAKES THEM???” asked Gwyneth Paltrow, while Jennifer Garner echoed her friend’s question: “Thank you, Gwyneth, WHO MAKES THEM?!!!”

“You are my hero!” exclaimed “Girlfriends” actress Tracee Ellis Ross.

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Actress Debra Messing was enthralled with the pants’ pockets.

“DIANE — you are the bomb! Who makes them? The pockets?!?!” asked Messing, adding a heart emoji.

Film director Nancy Meyers called the star “the coolest.”

“Xo from a long time fan,” signed Meyers, adding, “What’s happening in Delaware?”

Meyers worked with co-stars Keaton and Jack Nicholson on the romantic comedy “Something’s Gotta Give” in 2003. In the film, Nicholson’s character Harry pokes fun at Keaton’s character Erica for always wearing turtlenecks.

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“What’s with the turtlenecks? It’s the middle of summer,” Harry asks Erica in the movie.

“I like them. I’ve always liked them, and I’m just a turtleneck kind of gal,” Erica later replied.

It appears she still does. Keaton has yet to give her star-studded friend group an answer — until then, fans will have to try their best to replicate the look without guidance.

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Brazil announces financial package to avoid truckers’ strike

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The government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced Tuesday a financial package aimed at staving off a potential truckers’ strike.

Chief of Staff Onyx Lorenzoni said the Brazilian Development Bank will be providing $128 million in credit to truckers and that the Ministry of Infrastructure will spend $514 million on improving roads.

The announcement is part of a series of recent decisions by the administration aimed at appeasing the sector.

Last month Bolsonaro announced via Twitter that he would not be renewing a contract for electronic radars saying that “the vast majority of them only exist for the sole purpose of financial return for the state.” An investigation by newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo found that the radars had resulted in a 21.7% reduction in fatalities on federal roads.

On Thursday, Bolsonaro canceled a planned 5.7% increase in diesel prices. The decision caused shares in Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras to drop more than 13%, with many investors fearing that it could signal a more interventionist strategy by the president similar to previous governments.

Bolsonaro ran on a platform championing the freedom of the market and criticizing his predecessors from Brazil’s Workers’ Party for their “incompetence.”

His decision to cancel the announced price hike received uncommon support from impeached President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party who Tweeted Sunday that “The management of the largest Brazilian public company cannot be subjected to the short-term logic of financial speculation.”

Mauricio Santoro, a political scientist at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, told the Associated Press Tuesday that the decision by Bolsonaro to intervene on behalf of the truckers has left investors worried.

“From an economic perspective, the Dilma government should have been an example of what to avoid, but it is very impressive that Bolsonaro hasn’t learned from her errors,” he said.

The cost of fuel has been something that has long been contentious for truckers since the decision was made to peg its price to the international market. In the previous two governments, the administration had dictated the price of oil in order to control inflation. This strategy resulted in massive expenditures by the state. Following the economic recession, the ability of the government to subsidize the losses was no longer viable, and when the government floated the commodity with the international market it led to a disastrous combination of inflation during a recession.

A truckers’ strike last year caused a national crisis that had an estimated economic impact of $7.7 billion and led to shortages of food, medicine and petrol. Nearly 70% of all goods are transported via highway. The truckers blocked roads and refused to work until their demands for a reduction in the price of oil were answered.

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The US must bring imprisoned American pastor David Lin home from China

As Washington negotiates with Beijing to end the tariff standoff, the United States must also demand the Chinese government stop its sinicization of religion, a program designed to make all religious groups extinct.

The campaign, which has escalated dramatically in recent months, includes new draconian measures enforced against Uyghurs from Xinjiang, hundreds of thousands of whom languish in concentration camps. The operation incorporates a vast Police Cloud that uses Big Data to identify, track and detain believers. The government is likewise focused on the elimination of any new religion such as Church of the Almighty God and the destruction of Tao and other religious monuments.

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Recently, both the United Kingdom Parliament and the U.S. Congress have held hearings on the Chinese practice of organ harvesting, which seems to occur most often to religious minorities including Falun Gong, Tibetans, and unregistered House Church Christians. The zeal to eliminate any trace of faith includes persecuting one lone U.S. citizen, David Lin, who planted a church in prison to serve fellow inmates.

The story of Pastor Lin is extraordinary. A naturalized citizen, David Lin focused on raising his family, working in his field, and serving as an economic adviser to state officials in Iowa and California. When he arrived in the United States, he was not a man of faith. He told his family only ignorant people believed in religion. However, that changed years later when his wife became a Christian. As he came to understand the Christian faith, he became actively involved in his church. By 1999, he was traveling to China regularly and eventually sought a license from the Chinese government to start a Christian ministry. On one of his trips to China in 2006, he disappeared.

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A year later, his family learned that Lin had been placed under house arrest and was prevented from leaving China. In 2008 he was put in prison, and in 2009 he endured a show trial where he was falsely accused of contract fraud, tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison.

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Pastor David Lin and his daughter, Alice, in 1984. His family worries that his health is declining and hope to bring him home soon. (FreePastorLin.com)

Despite their outrage, Lin’s family chose to stay quiet because phone conversations with Lin confirmed he saw prison as an opportunity to minister, sharing his faith, and encouraging inmates from more than 30 nations. He held a Sunday prayer meeting in prison and worked on a new translation of the Bible into Mandarin. This went on for 10 long years. Lin turned 60 alone there in 2015. He missed his children’s graduations and weddings. He missed the birth of his grandson.

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But in December 2018, everything changed. His family opened a package to find he had sent home his personal Bible, his source of strength, help, and comfort for nearly a decade in prison. Soon after, during a periodic phone call with family, Lin spoke to them with an urgency they had never heard before and asked for them to help get him released. His family received word in February 2019 that his health is deteriorating.

The jarring deterioration of Lin’s plight coincides with a crackdown on Christian churches and church members in 2018. Confidential instructions shared among Chinese officials in February 2019 at a party event, Two Sessions, shows restrictions and surveillance of Christians increasing to maintain “social stability” in the Chinese Communist Party.

In September 2018, hundreds of Chinese Christian pastors signed a declaration against the Chinese Regulation on Religious Affairs, a new arm of the CCP that came into force on February 1, 2018, with the aim of destroying the “gray market” of temples and churches not directly controlled by the CCP. The landscape for religious freedom – long bleak and dicey – is darkening quickly.

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It’s time for the U.S. government to demand Chinese officials allow Pastor David Lin to come home to his family. The United States must press for his immediate release. Both of us, as Commissioners serving on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, have adopted Pastor David Lin as a Religious Prisoner of Conscience and will continue to advocate for him until he is released.

Tony Perkins and Kristina Arriaga serve on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.

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NASA scientists send mice into space to study effects of microgravity on humans

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NASA scientists recently sent mice flying into space — literally.

To better understand the effects of microgravity on the human body, researchers with the government agency sent rodents in a specialized habitat to the International Space Station. Mice were chosen as their “biology has similarities to human body systems,” per NASA’s blog post on the experiment.

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After the mice arrived at the space station, scientists observed the differences between “space mice” and those that remained on Earth.

Mice in space appeared to adapt to their new weightless environment, even engaging in “typical mouse behaviors” such as grooming, feeding and interacting with one another, among other normal activities.

“The rodents quickly adapted to their new weightless circumstances, for example by anchoring themselves to the habitat walls with their hind limbs or tails and stretching out their bodies. This pose was similar to mice on Earth standing up on their back legs to explore their environment,” NASA explains in the blog post.

That said, mice appeared to have a hard time adjusting to their new weightless surroundings at first. Video footage released by NASA shows many of the critters floating aimlessly up and around the cage.

Eventually, however, the rodents figured things out — and exhibited behavior that was not seen in mice on Earth. For instance, the younger mice “were more physically active than their counterparts on the ground” and also “began to show a new behavior that the scientists describe as ‘race-tracking’ — running laps around the cage. This even evolved into a group activity,” according to the space organization, which noted the behavior may have been linked to stress.

But this hamster-in-a-cage type behavior is important in terms of research, as their ability to “grab hold of things” in the habitat and subsequently move around could help scientists learn more about the effects of microgravity on bone loss, specifically, per NASA.

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The habitat provides a useful basis for comparison of mice and humans for a better understanding of human responses to spaceflight,” the agency said.

Their findings from the study were published last week in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Ex-Hillary Clinton aide criticizes Bernie Sanders: ‘His message is capitalist!’

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Jess McIntosh, a former aide to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, criticized Sen. Bernie Sanders for what she suggested was a hypocritical response to concerns over his own financial success amid his campaign’s populist messaging.

McIntosh’s comments came after a Fox News townhall in which the Sanders defended the profits he made from his bestselling book as the result of his own success. “His message is capitalist!” McIntosh told CNN’s Erin Burnett on Monday.

“He’s literally saying ‘I made a product the market wanted, and I got rich off of it, and you can do that too,'” she added. Sanders, among other 2020 Democrats, received a wave of criticism after a series of financial disclosures revealed just how much money they made in previous years.

During her Monday broadcast, Burnett bluntly labeled Sanders a “hypocrite” for railing against the wealthy while contributing little in charitable donations. “The problem is when you’re Bernie Sanders and you rail against people paying their fair share, and you don’t have the huge charitable donations, and you’re not donating money to the IRS, you are a hypocrite,” Burnett asserted.

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For McIntosh, Sanders’ hypocrisy didn’t come so much from the fact that he made as much money as he did. “I actually don’t see too much of a contradiction between being a millionaire and railing against a class that produces millionaires,” she said.

Part of Sanders’ earnings, as he pointed out during his town hall, came from “Our Revolution,” the book he co-authored with his wife Jane. The book’s sales reportedly contributed substantially to the couple’s more than $1.1 million in earnings made during 2017.

“If anyone thinks I should apologize for writing a bestselling book, I’m sorry, I’m not going to do it,” Sander said while defending himself.

That defense, in addition to his attitude towards allegations surrounding the verbiage in his speeches, “undermines the integrity of his message.”

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“When he spent the weekend attacking a liberal outlet for correctly citing that he has changed in his speeches railing against ‘millionaires and billionaires’ to railing against ‘multi-millionaires and billionaires,’ the defensiveness […] it really undermines the integrity of his message,'” she said.

Her comments appeared to highlight long-standing tension between Sanders’ and Clinton’s campaigns — something that surfaced once again when a left-leaning publication released a video insinuating that Sanders made millions of dollars through hypocritical messaging.

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“It’s all very off-brand and embarrassing, but Sen. Bernie Sanders is a millionaire. Turns out railing against ‘millionaires and billionaires’ can be quite the lucrative enterprise,” the video from ThinkProgress, which is affiliated with a think tank led by former Clinton aide Neera Tanden, said.

Although Tanden eventually backed away from the video, the incident seemed to recall conflict between establishment Democrats and the party’s more progressive wing during the 2016 election.

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Hungary’s top diplomat praises Trump on NATO push, contrasts against Obama-era ‘lecturing’

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NEW YORK — Hungary’s top diplomat, in an interview with Fox News, praised President Trump’s push for NATO partners to boost military spending — and said the administration’s treatment of Central European countries as allies represents a stark contrast from what he called the “lecturing” of the Obama years.

“Since the current administration has been in power, the relationship has totally changed and the relationship is based on mutual respect which used not to be the case,” Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told Fox News. “So before this administration took office, ‘lecturing’ was basically the right expression to describe our relationship.”

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Szijjarto’s comments come just days after Hungary and the U.S. signed a new Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA). A State Department official told Fox News that the new agreement means the U.S. and Hungary will be “better positioned to meet and overcome current and future challenges that threaten stability in the region and beyond.”

Szijjarto hailed the agreement as a “clear signal” of the change that has come to the U.S.-Hungarian relationship since Trump entered the White House.

It is not difficult to see why the two countries have grown closer during the Trump administration. Both Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Trump have won elections running campaigns heavy on nationalism and tough on illegal immigration (Hungary has built two border fences since 2015) — sometimes to anger from international bodies such as the United Nations and European Union. Hungary was one of the countries to join the U.S. in withdrawing from the U.N. global pact on migration last year.

Both Orban and Trump have been criticized for their immigration policies, while liberal groups in Hungary have alleged that the Orban government is eroding judicial independence and cracking down harshly on political opposition groups — including passing a “Stop Soros” package of laws aimed at curbing the influence of Hungarian-American left-wing billionaire George Soros in the country.

Szijjarto indicated there are similarities between the opposition facing Trump and the Hungarian government.

“We understand the global liberal political elite and global liberal media hate your president, they hate what he has been doing, but they hate what we have been doing as well,” he said.

Szijjarto, who has met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo multiple times in the last year, gave the example of an early visit to D.C. after he was appointed foreign minister in 2014 as an example of the “lecturing” relationship from the U.S. during the Obama administration. He said that on that visit, he was not greeted by Secretary of State John Kerry but by then-Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, who he said confronted him with a list of domestic reforms.

“She basically threw a paper on the table when we had the negotiations … where some instructions were written how we should change our constitution, how we should change our regulation regarding media, constitutional court, churches, so on and so forth and she told me if we could comply with these instructions or advices then it would be possible to speak about enhancing the bilateral political cooperation,” he said.

“I mean, this is a clear interference into domestic issues, telling another country what to decide,” he added.

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A former senior Obama administration official disputed Szijjarto’s account, telling Fox News that the list was a response to Hungarian government complaints that it was not receiving higher-level engagement from the administration, such as a meeting with Kerry.

The Hungarian government, the official said, indicated it was willing to work with the Obama administration on U.S. concerns about what was going on in Hungary domestically.

“It was an opportunity for them to address those concerns, it wasn’t a demand sheet or a rap sheet,” the official said.

The official also said that the administration continued to work closely on a number of areas, including NATO issues, energy diversification and the crises in Crimea and Ukraine: “It wasn’t like we iced them out, but it was simply that we weren’t going to spend a lot of time endorsing the regime with higher-level engagement amid that democratic backsliding.”

But whatever happened at the meeting, there can be little doubt that the Trump administration’s approach to Hungary has been friendlier, something Szijjarto said has strengthened the U.S. alliance in the region.

“We are very happy that this administration looks at us Central Europeans as allies instead of lecturing us how to accommodate our life,” he said, calling it a “totally different approach” from the previous administration.

Szijjarto said Hungary has no issue with Trump’s push for nations to meet commitments to spend 2 percent of GDP on defense.

“We think that it was absolutely legitimate from his perspective to argue for nation’s commitments to be fulfilled as soon as possible,” he said, adding that Hungary had already met that commitment.

Trump’s aggressive stance with NATO allies, including reports that he has considered withdrawing from the alliance, has led to criticism he is weakening NATO.

But Szijjarto’s remarks echo those of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg who, in a speech to Congress this month, said that Trump’s push to increase defense spending made the alliance stronger.

“Allies must spend more on defense. This has been the clear message from President Trump,” Stoltenberg said. “And this message is having a real impact.”

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Stoltenberg told lawmakers that European allies and Canada have spent an additional $41 billion in the last two years and that by the end of 2020, that figure will rise to $100 billion.

“That money will allow us to invest in new capabilities our armed forces need, including advanced fighter aircraft, attack helicopters, missile defense and surveillance drones,” he said. “This is good for Europe and it is good for America.”

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France’s Macron requests post-fire pause from politics

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French President Emmanuel Macron is promising not to let the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral diminish his commitment to respond to the economic inequality concerns raised by the yellow vest protest movement.

Macron said during a short national address on Tuesday he plans to outline his proposals after immediate needs from the Notre Dame fire are addressed.

An important TV speech by the French leader was postponed when the scope of the threat at Notre Dame fire became clear. It was expected to cover the government’s formal policy answer to the protests.

Macron said, “I will come back to you, as I committed, in the coming days” and asked the people of France to focus on Notre Dame for now,

He said: “What we’ve seen together in Paris overnight, it’s our ability to unite.

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