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Speaker says Illinois Legislature will miss budget deadline

The state has been operating without one since July of 2015, that's almost two years. The House's 67 Democrats would need GOP votes to achieve a 71-vote supermajority. Earlier in May, the non-profit...

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Iran denounces Trump's remarks in Riyadh

Near the birthplace of Islam, President Donald Trump called for an alliance of Muslim-Arab nations to combat Islamic terrorism in his first major worldwide address. Arriving directly from Riyadh , S...

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Rogue election poll predicting 'nightmare' hung parliament sends Pound tumbling

The sharp reaction suggests that the currency markets are not prepared for a hung parliament , given all other polls have been pointing to a victory for May on June 8. And both Tory and Labour candid...

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Goldman's Venezuelan bond deal a 'cynically opportunist bet:' Fmr. Goldman managing director

Julio Borges, head of Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress, said in a public letter, "It is apparent Goldman Sachs decided to make a quick buck off the suffering of the Venezuelan people." Mr. P...

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Malaysia slips further in IMD global ranking

Malaysia slips further in IMD global ranking

The UAE jumped five positions to rank among the world's top 10 most competitive economies for the first time in the annual rankings of the IMD World Competitiveness report 2017. "If you look at Chin...

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British PM May Could Lose Majority in Upcoming Election, Projection Shows

May said "the only poll that matters is the one that's going to take place on June 8", and insisted that only she had the plan to take Britain through Brexit . " Jeremy Corbyn with his money tree,...

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Terrorists attack CRPF convoy in Sopore, 4 injured

Based on information about the presence of terrorists in Nathipora village which is about 50 km from Srinagar , the security forces launched a joint predawn operation. Meanwhile, terrorists shot at a...

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Trump plans to announce decision on climate change accord

The American president came into office after promising to "cancel" the deal and after months of reconsidering has now told aides he plans to do just that. China, for instance, has invested in t...

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Jeremy Corbyn left spluttering over Labour's childcare figures

The rival Conservative Party, which is trying to frame the election debate as a battle of personal competence between May and Corbyn ahead of the start of formal Brexit negotiations next month, sa...

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Iran Re-elects The Man Who Helped Implement The Nuclear Deal

President Donald Trump wants to get rid of it, but he can not", because Rouhani's adminstration has not violated the deal and Iran has done all its obligations, the expert said. But by publicly thanki...

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Trump is pulling USA out of Paris climate change deal, reports say

Juncker's comments came the same day a White House official said Trump was expected to pull out of the climate pact. Trump himself kept everyone in suspense, saying he was still listening to "a lo...

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Trump returns to White House after first worldwide trip

Trump returns to White House after first worldwide trip

As he concluded his visit to the Middle East on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump championed the Gulf states and pitted himself as the world's chief antagonist against Shiite Iran and its proxies, ...

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What is the Paris climate agreement? 9 things to know

What is the Paris climate agreement? 9 things to know

The executive order also rescinded a number of executive actions aimed at reining in climate change or mitigating its effects. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis responded in a television interview Sun...

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Trump Expected to Renew Waiver to Keep Embassy in Tel Aviv

Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem - a matter of outcome for millions of Jews, Christians and Muslims. Aloul told Voice of Palestine radio that the USA embassy would not be moved to Jerusalem and that E...

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Russia Could File Financial Claim Over US Expropriation of Diplomatic Compounds

Barack Obama's administration imposed a series of punitive measures against Russia on December 29, 2016, including barring Russians from entering the compounds and expelling 35 diplomats. However, "tw...

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Trump will announce decision on climate agreement Thursday

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!", Trump tweeted. He added he would have "no choice" but to depart Trump's advisory councils if the U.S. pulled out of the climate deal . But smaller developing countri...

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German-Asian ties no snub to US: Merkel

But the Merkel-Trump meetings in Brussels and Sicily were apparently too much even for the stoical chancellor. Germany's exasperation was laid bare after the G7 summit that wrapped up on Saturda...

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PM Modi embarks on Russian Federation tour

The two leaders called on the worldwide community to end selective or partial approaches to combating terrorism and in this regard jointly called for the early finalization and adoption of a Comprehen...

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South and Central Asia: On the Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

South and Central Asia: On the Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

The explosion took place in a highly secure diplomatic area it has been reported that 11 U.S citizens, civilians including women and children are among the dead. There are 8,000 U.S. troops in Afghan...

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Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wins election to be next global health chief

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wins election to be next global health chief

Dr. David Nabarro delivered his last pitch for the job of World Health Organization director-general moments before its assembly was to choose between him, Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an...

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ISIL Militants Leave Raqqa, Cross Euphrates: Russian Military

ISIL Militants Leave Raqqa, Cross Euphrates: Russian Military

The oil-rich province straddles the border with Iraq and is the extremist group's last gateway to the outside world. Russian Federation has been flying a bombing campaign in Syria since 2015 in supp...

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White House Communications Director Mike Dubke is out

White House Communications Director Mike Dubke is out

The veteran Republican strategist tendered his resignation on May 18, but offered to stay on through President Donald Trump's first foreign trip, which ended Saturday. That's when Spicer split, ...

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Disruptive passenger tries to enter cockpit on Malaysia Airlines flight

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A Malaysia Airlines plane returned to Australia after a mentally ill passenger threatened to detonate a bomb and attempted to enter the cockpit before he was tackled and...

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An Incredible Technological Feat: Interceptor Missile Shoots Down ICBM

An Incredible Technological Feat: Interceptor Missile Shoots Down ICBM

The Pentagon carried out the interceptor test over the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, in which an ICBM-class target was sacked from a site in the Marshall Islands and a ground-based interceptor was launc...

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Russians Agents Reportedly Bragged About Having 'Derogatory' Information on Trump and Advisers

One source described the information as financial in nature and said the discussion centered on whether the Russians had leverage over Trump's inner circle. "There appears to be no limit to which th...

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Corbyn goes from no-hoper to crowd-puller in United Kingdom election

But Conservatives will be represented by Home Secretary Amber Rudd, after the Prime Minister made clear that she is not willing to take part in head-to-head debates with any other party leaders during...

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Donald Trump likely to withdraw from Paris climate deal

Donald Trump likely to withdraw from Paris climate deal

Alternatively, the president could pursue a faster course by dropping out of an underlying treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change . U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ...

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White House communications director resigns, tensions rise

NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins us now from the White House . Dubke's resignation was first reported by Mike Allen of Axios in his Tuesday morning newsletter. Reporters as...

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Donald Trump to announce decision on Paris Accord over next few days

Donald Trump to announce decision on Paris Accord over next few days

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, with his two-year-old granddaughter Isabelle Dobbs-Higginson on his lap and United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon looking on, signs the COP21 Climate Cha...

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We're made for each other, says Modi on India-Germany ties

The two sides agreements on transfer of sentenced persons and visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports. In 2015, during his first official visit to Germany, as PM Modi went towards Merkel to ...

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Ten government soldiers killed in Philippines military air strike: minister

Ten government soldiers killed in Philippines military air strike: minister

He initially said 10 soldiers died but national military spokesman Brigadier-General Restituto Padilla later confirmed 11 were killed. There were more than 2 000 residents still trapped in areas...

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Europe must step up as diplomatic player: Merkel

She dismissed any talk that Germany was shifting away from its old ally and pivoting East, after she hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for talks and with meetings planned later this week ...

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Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump campaign likely guided Russians before USA election

Clinton, speaking to Recode founders Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, said she didnt lose because of her own choices or flaws — such as taking money to speak to big banks, or her odd failure to sub...

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Trump Says He Hasn't Ruled out Visiting Western Wall With Netanyahu

Trump Says He Hasn't Ruled out Visiting Western Wall With Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Washington has added tens of millions of dollars in extra defence aid for Israel , a day after US President Donald Trump wound up a visit. "Israelis are mur...

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Trump Resisting Pressure From Europe, Ivanka, and the Pope on Climate Agreement

Trump Resisting Pressure From Europe, Ivanka, and the Pope on Climate Agreement

Trump promised during his presidential campaign to pull the US out of the deal. Trump tweeted this morning that he will make his final decision soon. The US's withdrawal will not unravel the acco...

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