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Xi hails ties with Manila/as Duterte cools on US

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte calls Barack Obama a " son of a whore " as he vows not to be lectured by the USA leader on human rights when they meet in Laos.Have some thoughts to share? T...

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Rep. Ratcliffe upholds promise to repeal Obamacare

Rep. Ratcliffe upholds promise to repeal Obamacare

In their second attempt this year at fulfilling a long-repeated promise to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, the Republican majorities in Congress are tripping up over what to do about pre-existing co...

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Oil drops below $45 for first time since OPEC deal

U.S. West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude CLc1 traded at $47.94 a barrel, up 28 cents. On Wednesday, a day after the American Petroleum Institute ( API ) injected a bit of optimism among traders by...

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Syria accuses Israel of bombing outpost near Damascus

Syrian president Bashar al Assad is quoted by the state-run SANA news agency as saying that Damascus is in talks with Moscow to buy an anti-missile system which can repel Israeli and American attack...

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Russia, Turkey agree Syria safe zones must boost truce: Putin

Russia, Turkey agree Syria safe zones must boost truce: Putin

Russian Federation has long urged the U.S. to join forces with it in Syria but Trump's campaign pledge to cooperate with Putin on defeating the Islamic State has run into resistance from Republicans a...

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FBI's Comey defends Clinton email decision, but feels 'nauseous'

FBI's Comey defends Clinton email decision, but feels 'nauseous'

But Comey said he might be unable to add much to what he'd already said, despite the insistence of the Republican members of the House committee that their probe couldn't go forward till they heard ...

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PM Theresa May says European Union seeking to affect result of British election

PM Theresa May says European Union seeking to affect result of British election

James McGrory, director of Open Britain, also suggested many Brexiteers are deluded in their view of the forthcoming negotiations with Brussels. But Rupert Harrison, an adviser to former finance min...

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Erdogan seeks to send Trump stern message on Syrian Kurds

Erdogan seeks to send Trump stern message on Syrian Kurds

The U.S. provides air cover and other support to Kurdish militants fighting against the Islamic State group. In a frame taken from video, US forces patrol Friday on a rural road in northern Syria. K...

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Do-or-die: EU pushes Trump to stick to Paris climate deal

Governor Kate Brown was joined by 11 other governors in a letter to President Trump urging the he continue the United States' involvement in the worldwide Paris Climate Agreement . "Withdrawing f...

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Alton Sterling's Family Sends Message To America: 'Remember His Name'

Landry has said he will make the final call as to whether state charges would be brought against the officer, but he wants to hand off most of the investigation to the Louisiana State Police. Prosecut...

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Prince Philip will stop carrying out royal engagements in autumn

However, Prince Philip will be attending the engagements which had been scheduled prior to the announcement till August. The queen met with Prime Minister Theresa May at the palace and Philip made an ...

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China hails Donald Trump's offer for talks with Kim Jong

China hails Donald Trump's offer for talks with Kim Jong

The United States has sent a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to Korean waters and a pair of strategic USA bombers flew training drills with the South Korean and Japanese air forces in another show of...

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Government needs a good shutdown, tweets frustrated Trump

Republicans hold a slim majority of 52 seats meaning Democrats had the option to filbuster if they did not get concessions. Some have said they were within single digits of getting the 216 votes neede...

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Orthodox magazine quotes Gorka saying 'he's not being asked to step down'

Orthodox magazine quotes Gorka saying 'he's not being asked to step down'

Gorka's support for and membership in several anti-Semitic and racist groups in Hungary, he is clearly unfit to serve in any position of responsibility in your Administration", the letter reads. On Mo...

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North Korean media threatens Pyongyang will 'wipe out' U.S. from Earth's surface

The strike group also includes the guided- missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer and USS Michael Murphy, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain. As another deterrent, Harris pointed to the ...

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He accused her of spreading lies. Speaking on France Inter radio, Mr Macron blamed Ms Le Pen for spreading "fake news" and said he never held a bank account "in any tax haven whatsoever". "I hear ...

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Cinco de Mayo met with more ambivalence in age of Trump

Cinco de Mayo met with more ambivalence in age of Trump

The UCC hosts it annual Anniversary Dinner at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5 with a reception, dinner and program that will include performances by the Latino Arts String Program, Proyecto Bembe and the Bruc...

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Asian lending bank assesses growing inequality at meeting

Asian lending bank assesses growing inequality at meeting

Kuroda said he welcomes Beijing's push to support regional growth through the Chinese-initiated Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank. "But of course, very important parts should come from the private s...

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Le Pen comes under fire over plagiarised speech

As France's most crucial election in decades entered its final week French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, taking a Euroskeptic stance, warned the European Union must change or it could face F...

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Philippine President Hedges on White House Visit as China Friendship Grows

Philippine President Hedges on White House Visit as China Friendship Grows

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) and US President Donald Trump (R). It looks like the Trump family is closer to living under one roof - President Donald Trump says his 11-year-old son,...

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Photo of Czech teen Scout confronting neo-Nazis becomes hit

Photo of Czech teen Scout confronting neo-Nazis becomes hit

Confronted with a neo-Nazi in the Czech Republic, a 16-year-old Girl Scout stood her ground, engaging the man in a heated debate. The network says the girls is 16-year-old Lucie "Lala" Myslíková. Su...

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Putin, Erdogan Call For Syria Safe Zones

The rebels demanded a halt to the government's bombardment of opposition zones in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan , both subject to mounti...

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Russia, Turkey agree to support safe-zones in Syria

Russia, Turkey agree to support safe-zones in Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on a rare visit to Russia , said that Berlin and Moscow had to keep talking despite their disagreements, but those same differences overshadowed her talks with Ru...

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Buckingham Palace Makes a Huge Announcement: Prince Philip Is Retiring

Buckingham Palace Makes a Huge Announcement: Prince Philip Is Retiring

In a diamond jubilee address to parliament in March 2012, the Queen said the support of her own family had been "beyond measure" throughout her reign. If I asked somebody, 'What do you expect me to do...

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Kabul Tense as Former Notorious Warlord Plans Return

Kabul Tense as Former Notorious Warlord Plans Return

Hekmatyar described Taliban as "brothers" and called upon them to join the peace process and "test the peace once" to end the excuse for the presence of foreign forces in Afghanistan. Western official...

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Kerala Congress-Mani's taking CPI-M support in panchayat poll upsets many

Kerala Congress-Mani's taking CPI-M support in panchayat poll upsets many

Zacharias Kuthiraveli, member of Kuruvilangad division, was selected president for 12 votes against eight. Meanwhile, the CPI member abstained from voting. Hassan. According to Congress, Joshy resig...

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'Very good' chance for Israel-Palestine peace

In his joint press conference with Netanyahu back in February, Trump , when asked whether he favored a one- or two-state solution, said he is "happy with the one that both parties like", a departure ...

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FBI chief says he had to tell Congress of Clinton email news

Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy said Comey went public just before the election to talk about reopening the Clinton email case, but did not reveal the investigation into the Trump campai...

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I Will Release Plan With 'Massive' Tax Cuts Next Week

The order, issued in Trump's first visit to the Treasury since taking office, directs Mnuchin to review any tax regulations from the beginning of 2016 to now to "look at whether there are undue financ...

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Governor: Major levee breaches identified in NE Arkansas

Governor: Major levee breaches identified in NE Arkansas

Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters Wednesday that nine levee breaches have been identified in Randolph County, three of them major, and said he has authorized additional resources to respond to floodi...

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Polls open for County Council election

Polls open for County Council election

All 75 councillors will be elected from 70 electoral divisions, which return either one or two county councillors each by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office. Polls will be open ...

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Korea issues direct criticism on China amid nuke dispute

Korea issues direct criticism on China amid nuke dispute

Analysts say North Korea often attempts to use foreign detainees to wrest outside concessions. North Korea's leader in turn has expressed outrage at massive joint military exercises conducted by the U...

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Turkey demands United States stop supporting Syrian Kurdish militants

Turkey demands United States stop supporting Syrian Kurdish militants

Ankara is gravely concerned by photos of USA soldiers attending the funerals of Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militants, who it says are linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Part...

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How Stuart Baxter became Bafana coach again

How Stuart Baxter became Bafana coach again

South Africa has named Coach Stuart Baxter as the new national team handler. The former midfielder succeeds local Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba, who was sacked last December after publicly insulting SAFA...

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Buckingham Palace announcement about Royal Family has millions guessing

Buckingham Palace announcement about Royal Family has millions guessing

That may be true: Official figures indicate he has made more than 22,000 solo royal appearances and thousands more at the queen's side. He will stop carrying out public duties in the autumn. and Princ...

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