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Trump's cryptic tweet 'covfefe' #1 trend on Twitter

The original message, which seemed to have been the start of a Trump complaint about media coverage, soon became a top trend on Twitter. When President Trump posted a misspelled "unpresidented...

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Jeremy Corbyn to hammer Tories on schools and NHS

British Prime Minister Theresa May boycotted a prime-time television debate Wednesday, just days before the June 8 general election , prompting accusations of a floundering campaign as polls slashe...

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Trump aide says 'small group' gets Trump tweet

Following the campaign, he served as senior adviser to the Trump-Pence transition team and director of communications for the Presidential Inaugural Committee before joining the White House press of...

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Ethiopian Tedros elected as World Health Organisation chief

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia, newly elected as Director General of the World Health Organisation , receives his contract during the 70th World Health Assembly at the UN's European ...

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Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal: USA media

Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal: USA media

White House officials cautioned that details were still being hammered out and that, although close, the decision on withdrawing from the 195-nation accord - agreed to in Paris in 2015 - was not fin...

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USAA among advertisers pulling ads from Sean Hannity's show

USAA among advertisers pulling ads from Sean Hannity's show

Liberal lobby group Media Matters for America lists six other advertisers that announced they are leaving Hannity , including Cars.com and Crown Plaza Hotels. Rich's brother sent a letter to ...

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Stephen Davis: Auburn loses RB/LB Davis to SC

Stephen Davis: Auburn loses RB/LB Davis to SC

Davis, the son of former Auburn running back Stephen Davis, left the Tigers' football team this winter. Davis Jr. redshirted previous year at Auburn after he continued to rehab his torn ACL he suffe...

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Turkish military personnel killed in helicopter crash

Turkey's military says 13 soldiers have died in a helicopter crash the border with Iraq . Shortly afterward, the helicopter hit a high voltage line and crashed at 20:55 local time (1855 GMT). Initi...

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UN Court Orders Pakistan Not to Execute Indian National Convicted of Spying

The ICJ said that India should have been granted consular access to its national as per the Vienna Convention to which both countries have been signatories since 1977. In April this year, a Paki...

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German ambassador to United States downplays Trump-Merkel tensions

Ms Merkel and Mr Macron are determined to take advantage of it. Trump has also said he plans to make a decision this week on whether to withdraw the United States from the Paris accord - widely ...

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India thanks Germany for backing its permanent membership bid at NSG

India thanks Germany for backing its permanent membership bid at NSG

Trump unsettled Merkel and other allies during the recent NATO summit when, during his remarks, he did not mention the central commitment members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization make to defe...

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Large explosion near embassies in Afghanistan capital

The interior ministry, which put the number of wounded at 320, said a suicide bomber had detonated an explosives-packed vehicle in Zanbaq Square around 8:30am. At least 13 officers of the Afghan Natio...

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Jeremy Corbyn to make surprise appearance at the BBC leaders debate

And I can be ever so polite. Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry is a likely candidate for the role, although there has been speculation that Jeremy Corbyn may himself attend. 'His document ab...

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser under Carter, dead at 89

Bush and his national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft, hailed Brzezinski as "a great American. a good man and a good friend". We are remembering my father tonight with the love of his life who ins...

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Worry about another 9/11 rather than Iran, Zarif tells US

Saudi Arabia's King Salman says that President Trump's recent visit to his kingdom marks a "turning point" in U.S. -Saudi relations. He urged Middle-East nations to fight against Islamic fundamen...

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Trump lashes out at Germany over trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Trump lashes out at Germany over trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

In a tweeted message, Trump said, "We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany , plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military". The German leader des...

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Italy backs Merkel call for stronger Europe in age of Trump

Italy backs Merkel call for stronger Europe in age of Trump

Heather Conley, who served in the Bush administration as deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, noted the tensions were acute in 2003, but said the divisions are even mor...

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Three Mile Island owner threatens to close ill-fated plant

Three Mile Island owner threatens to close ill-fated plant

Three Mile Island, the nuclear power plant located about 10 miles from Harrisburg, Pa ., has stood as a symbol of nuclear incompetence for 38 years, or since the reactor in its Unit 2 partially melte...

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Lib Dems mull flat rate pension tax relief in manifesto

The Liberal Democrats will reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets by protecting per pupil funding in real terms and introduce a fairer national funding system, which includes protectio...

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Trump to Pull Out of Paris Climate Agreement

Trump to Pull Out of Paris Climate Agreement

Trump said he would make the announcement at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) in the White House Rose Garden, ending his tweet with "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" Elon Musk, CEO of electric carmaker Tesla and a...

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Pacific trade ministers fight to save TPP pact despite United States pullout

TPP members are expected to make an announcement Sunday on the sidelines of a meeting of trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) bloc, which will also be attended by newly ap...

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House intel subpoenas Trump's personal attorney

The associate, who wasn't authorized to discuss details of the testimony spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity, declined to discuss the content of Comey's planned testimony, other than to say that...

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What's behind the German trade surplus angering Trump?

What's behind the German trade surplus angering Trump?

The nationalist president seems intent on turning NATO's d'Artagnan doctrine - "one for all and all for one" - into a mafia tough's protection racket: "Nice territory you got there; hate to see anythi...

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Latest death toll and reactions from around the world

Latest death toll and reactions from around the world

KABUL , Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide attacker struck the fortified heart of the Afghan capital with a massive truck bomb Wednesday, killing 90 people , wounding 400 and raising new fears about the ...

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NYTimes: Kushner Attempted to Set Up Direct Line to Putin

The story was sourced from "U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports ". White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Mr Dubke resigned before Mr Tr...

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PM's jibe about 'alone and naked' Jeremy Corbyn 'totally inappropriate'

Mr Corbyn will appear alongside Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, UKIP's Paul Nuttall, Green co-leader Caroline Lucas, Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood and the SNP's deputy leader Angus Robertson, who leads the p...

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Trump expected to delay U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem

The official told CNN that it is more likely the president will sign the waiver thereby delaying the move, but assured that the move may materialize sometime in the future. The issue of President Tr...

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Donald Trump to announce decision on Paris climate deal tomorrow

Donald Trump to announce decision on Paris climate deal tomorrow

Trump said he would make the announcement at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) in the White House Rose Garden, ending his tweet with "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" The agreement is meant to curb the earth's hea...

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Successful ICBM interceptor test shows USA can outpace missile threats through 2020

Successful ICBM interceptor test shows USA can outpace missile threats through 2020

The GMD is created to destroy intermediate and long-range ballistic missiles threatening the US homeland. A long-range ground-based interceptor is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base and ...

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EU, China summit to back climate deal even without US

EU, China summit to back climate deal even without US

John Cornyn of Texas, also signed the letter to Trump. By comparison, the decision to exit the Paris deal may be no more than a public relations black eye. The agreement commits the countries that s...

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European allies see the two sides of Trump at G7

But in the end, officials said , the result was better than they had feared. Trump's traditional power dynamics were once again at play in a forceful arm-jerking handshake with French President E...

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Sri Lanka races to rescue missing

Sri Lanka races to rescue missing

A Sri Lankan child and man rest at a relief camp after being evacuated following flooding. INS "Kirch" was carrying 125 personnel. Pakistan was in talks with Colombo to send relief supplies. H...

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Sri Lanka death toll from mudslides, flooding is over 200

Sri Lanka death toll from mudslides, flooding is over 200

Vowing to demolish all illegal structures, he said: "If we don't stop this madness, we are going to end up with a bigger disaster very soon". Wei said that CMEC had been actively fulfilling the corp...

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European Commission leader blasts Trump on climate plans

European Commission leader blasts Trump on climate plans

The move marks a dramatic departure from the Obama administration, which was instrumental in crafting the deal. "By remaining in the Paris Agreement, albeit with a much different pledge on emissions...

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Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis

The unrest has left 43 people dead since April 1, prosecutors say. "We haven't really seen a problem like that.in decades, in terms of the kind of violence that we're witnessing", Trump told a joint...

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