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Trump fires Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey: Called for or 'cover up'?

In his brief letter to Comey, Trump thanked him for telling him three times "that I am not under investigation". "I think he realized the extent of the Russian Federation investigation under way and...

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Macron defeats Le Pen in French presidential election

Macron has promised that half of those candidates would be new to elected politics, as he was before his victory on Sunday. Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday, defeating the fa...

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Venezuelan President calls for new constitution

Maduro signed an executive order that will form a "Constituent National Assembly" - a body that could make those changes. Venezuela's current constitution permits the president to establish such a b...

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Big banks fume over hefty new Australia levy

Mr Morrison recently said a fall in apartment prices of 1.2 per cent in April and a slowdown in house prices to 0.2 per cent meant that the tightening of lending rules by the Australian Prudential R...

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Jordan welcomes UNESCO vote in favour of Palestine

During a speech at an Israel Independence Day event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Pence said that the president is giving "serious consideration" to moving the USA embassy "as we speak"...

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Tensions Escalate In Wake Of North Korea's Most Recent Missile Launch

Tensions Escalate In Wake Of North Korea's Most Recent Missile Launch

U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the missile was probably a medium-range missile known as a KN-17 and appears to have broken up within minutes of taking off. South Korean and...

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Trump Opts For Renegotiation Over Pulling Out Of NAFTA

Trump Opts For Renegotiation Over Pulling Out Of NAFTA

President Donald Trump will not immediately terminate United States participation in the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), the White House said, after he spoke with the leaders of Mexico an...

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Cop allegedly strips woman, inserts chilli powder, beer bottle in genitals

Cop allegedly strips woman, inserts chilli powder, beer bottle in genitals

Police has ordered a probe by a SP level officer into the allegation of the woman. Justice Manhas, after hearing battery of lawyers, observed that the allegations are of very serious nature and need...

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Paris agreement: China vows to defend climate pact

Paris agreement: China vows to defend climate pact

A Tuesday White House meeting on the Paris agreement has been postponed to an as-yet-unspecified later date, the White House confirmed Monday evening. "The Paris climate treaty is an all pain for ...

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Trump aims for high drama on first foreign swing

President Donald Trump will travel to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican in Rome this month during his first foreign trip since taking office, the White House announced Thursday, visiting the center...

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China launches first home-built aircraft carrier:boosting military presence

It also comes just days after the 68th anniversary of the founding of China's People's Liberation Army Navy, or PLAN. China's second aircraft carrier follows the Liaoning, a refitted Soviet Union ca...

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International Monetary Fund revises growth forecast, India to grow at 7.7% in 2017-18

International Monetary Fund revises growth forecast, India to grow at 7.7% in 2017-18

It notes New Zealand has enjoyed a solid expansion since 2011, and it expects further solid growth in the near to medium term", Mr Joyce says. If growth weakens further, some regional central banks ...

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Pentagon joins intensifying probe into Trump's ousted national security adviser

Oversight Committee Democrats also revealed declassified documents showing that Flynn was warned by Defense Department officials in 2014 not to accept payments from foreign governments. Flynn's co...

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Syrian Assyrian Militia Condemns Turkey for Bombing Kurds

The US moved troops and armoured vehicles through Syria on Friday and Saturday, to dissuade Turkey and Syrian Kurdish forces from attacking each other. Erdogan said he will discuss the issue at a mee...

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Donald Trump on Israel-Palestine peace deal: 'We will get it done'

Donald Trump on Israel-Palestine peace deal: 'We will get it done'

Trump first publicly signaled the policy shift during the February White House visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. " Let's see if we can prove them wrong , okay?" "If we create peac...

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Barcelona hopeful of Lionel Messi signing new contract

There may not be a player in Europe with a more impressive array of suitors this summer than Theo Hernandez . Now Real Madrid will have to play two matches in the final week of the season with th...

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ACLU warns Texas travelers about 'sanctuary city' law

The ban lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the US legally and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don't cooperate with federal immigration agents. Nevertheless, McManus said h...

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Trump administration delays Paris climate agreement decision

Trump administration delays Paris climate agreement decision

The plan comes amid Tokyo's concerns that Trump may announce a US departure from the accord at a May 26-27 summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations in Italy, the source said. It was the sec...

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Tillerson Points to Shift in US Foreign Policy Priorities

The region is more focused on the Trump administration's trade policy and what its dealings with China might mean for USA policy in the South China Sea, where several of the 10-nation bloc's countries...

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Syria deal's no-fly areas put US, Russia at odds

Syria deal's no-fly areas put US, Russia at odds

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Syrian fighter jets on Saturday bombed rebel positions in Hama. The Observatory said government forces shelled and bombed the nearby town...

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USA to Battle the Turks? Deploys Troops along Turkish Syrian Border

Kurdish officials describe the U.S. troop movement as "buffer" between them and Turkey. Turkey and the United States can join forces to turn ISIL-held Raqqa into a "graveyard" for the extremists, ...

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Flynn under defense investigation over foreign payment

News of the letter , which was released by House Oversight ranking member Elijah Cummings Thursday, comes as Chaffetz is asking the Pentagon to consider making Flynn forfeit hundreds of thousands of ...

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Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

However, when Hamas violently seized control of the Gaza Strip in June 2007, Abbas fired Haniya. Speaking from the Qatari capital of Doha on Saturday, outgoing Hamas head Masha'al expressed confid...

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Up to 245 migrants missing after two shipwrecks in Mediterranean sea

Up to 245 migrants missing after two shipwrecks in Mediterranean sea

The dinghy started deflating on one end, the passengers quickly shifted their positions in the boat, and the craft tipped over, authorities said, based on numerous survivors' descriptions. And in Spai...

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Strong gains in local polls boost May's chances in June election

Strong gains in local polls boost May's chances in June election

Early results at around 8am showed voters across the country moving towards the Tories with the party winning seats off every party. Adam Drummond, Head of Political Polling at Opinium, said the str...

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Israel strikes arms depot in Damascus

The strike "corresponds completely with Israel's policy to act to prevent Iran's smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hizbullah", Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told Israeli radio....

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Soldier killed in Somalia was from Falmouth

He was the first USA soldier to die in Somalia since 1993 , when 18 US servicemen were killed after two helicopters were shot down over Mogadishu . "Al-Shabaab presents a threat to Americans and A...

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State of emergency declared in Montreal after floods

State of emergency declared in Montreal after floods

Floods in Canada have forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people from their homes and into emergency centers, officials said on Tuesday. Quebec Provincial Police spokeswoman Helene Nepton said ...

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Don Bacon: House health care vote was a rescue mission

The New York Times found those assertions "misleading" because the AHCA does not protect them from higher costs. Just to rub it in, many Democrats on the House floor began singing "Na Na Hey He...

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Trump preparing certified letter attesting to no Russia ties

Trump preparing certified letter attesting to no Russia ties

Or an NBC News' First Read team put it, "Whoa". Republican Senator Lindsey Graham wants to launch an inquiry into President Donald Trump's business dealings for any potential links to Russian Federa...

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Anonymous warns everyone to prepare for 'fierce and brutal' World War 3

Anonymous warns everyone to prepare for 'fierce and brutal' World War 3

The hacker said: "This is a real war with real global consequences". Well-known hacktivist group Anonymous has come out with another ominous video, this time with the message that "all the signs of ...

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Labour faces 'historic' task to win power, Corbyn admits

Labour faces an uphill struggle going into the election after its poor local election performance this week but in Derby he was keen to position his party as providing "opportunities for all". John Cu...

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Ismail Haniya elected new Hamas leader

The goal of "destroying Israel " has also been removed from the agenda, however, the task is called "liberation" of historic Palestine , which includes modern Israel. Since 2008, Israel and Hamas mi...

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Philippines' Duterte says chat with Xi was at Trump's request

Trump invited Duterte for a visit after a "very friendly" call on Saturday. The invitation for Duterte to the visit White House at an unspecified date appeared to be the latest example of the aff...

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Pentagon: Turkish airstrikes put United States forces at risk

The Turkish military bombed Kurdish militants in Iraq's Sinjar region and in northeastern Syria on Tuesday, widening a campaign against groups affiliated with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (P...

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