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Australia forms task force to guard elections from cyber attacks

“MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia has established a security task force to guard against cyber attacks and interference in elections, the government said on Saturday, amid concerns foreign powers are meddling in domestic affairs and ahead of five elections next month” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The Group of Seven leaders meeting in Canada were expected to endorse measures to protect elections against foreign interference, according to a draft summit commitment. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Trump Signs VA Law to Provide Vets More Private Healthcare Choices

“It is strengthening our health care, and I think it will improve the healthcare and welfare of all of our veterans.”” writes Donovan Slack for usatoday.com. The measure includes some incentives to help the VA hire more health care providers.The measure, which passed both chambers of Congress last month with overwhelming bipartisan support, delivers on a key campaign promise for Trump, who pledged to provide veterans with more non-VA health care choices. Source: usatoday.com Share This:

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EU foreign ministers seek to preserve nuclear deal

“Mogherini issued a statement on May 18, saying that the 28-nation bloc is united in preserving the international nuclear deal” reports tehrantimes.com. Didier Reynders, the Belgian deputy prime minister and minister for foreign affairs and European affairs, said upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council that the nuclear deal is an international agreement and the EU is making efforts to preserve it.The International Atomic Energy Agency has reported 11 times that Iran has been committed to the nuclear deal.European Union foreign ministers were seeking to protect the bloc’s strategic and…

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Robert Wilkie Picked to Head Department of Veterans Affairs

“Wilkie successfully went through the Senate confirmation process last year after Trump nominated him to be undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness” writes Reuters Editorial for reuters.com. Wilkie, 55, has been acting secretary of the department since Trump fired Shulkin in March over concerns about unauthorized travel expenses.WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday he will nominate Robert Wilkie to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, replacing David Shulkin, who was pushed out amid alleged ethics problems. Source: reuters.com Share This:

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Trump to nominate Wilkie to head Department of Veterans Affairs

“Wilkie successfully went through the Senate confirmation process last year after Trump nominated him to be undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Wilkie, 55, has been acting secretary of the department since Trump fired Shulkin in March over concerns about unauthorized travel expenses.WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday he will nominate Robert Wilkie to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, replacing David Shulkin, who was pushed out amid alleged ethics problems.Jackson denied the allegations but faced questions…

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The bill’s lead author, Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., said on Twitter that the bill offers a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reform VA.”

“A House panel has advanced legislation to allow more veterans to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs system” writes Ap Photo J for washingtonexaminer.com. Supporters hope that the legislation will gain the signature of President Trump by the end of the month.It would allow more veterans to go outside the VA healthcare system and use private-sector doctors when VA medical centers can’t provide appointments within a month, when veterans have to drive more than 40 minutes to access care, or when care is determined inadequate by VA leaders. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share…

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Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sued by fiancée’s ex-husband ‘for having affair’

“While no longer a criminal offence, affairs remain grounds for civil legal action” writes Our Foreign Staff for telegraph.co.uk. South Korea remains a deeply conservative society where extramarital affairs were a criminal offence until 2015, with some offenders – both the straying spouse and the lover – receiving jail terms. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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The White House may send John Kelly to run the embattled Veterans Affairs department

“A White House spokesperson denied that Kelly was being considered for VA secretary, according to Vanity Fair” writes David Choi for aol.com. Sources familiar with the situation explained to Vanity Fair that consideration for Kelly as VA secretary gained traction after Trump’s previous nominee, US Navy Rear Adm. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Allegations against Jackson still threaten to derail his military career

“Jackson withdrawing from consideration for the veterans affairs post ended a political crisis for the White House, but left several questions unanswered” writes Dan Lamothe Covers for washingtonpost.com. Some of the allegations date to Jackson’s time serving the Obama administration, a point that the White House has frostily noted.Allegations of misconduct against President Trump’s former nominee to run the Department of Veterans Affairs threatened Thursday to derail his military career and promotion to two-star admiral, even after the nominee, Rear Adm.The allegations released by Tester suggest that colleagues had previously…

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