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11 jurors chosen for Cosby trial

In addition finalizing the 12-person jury Wednesday, attorneys selected three alternate jurors this afternoon. The jury came from two pools, totaling 193 Allegheny County residents. Dozens of other women have made similar accusations against Cosby, and the judge is allowing only one of them to testify at the June 5 trial in suburban Philadelphia. Read More »

FBI misses deadline to turn over Comey memos on Trump

Kushner was a trusted Trump adviser previous year, overseeing the campaign's digital strategy, and remains an influential confidant within the White House. Chaffetz issued a new June 8th deadline for the materials he's requesting . The FBI declined a Congressional panel's request to turn over memos penned by former Director James Comey on Thursday, but committee isn't giving up that easily. Read More »

Jury selection enters 2nd day in Bill Cosby sex assault case

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The jury that will hear Bill Cosby's sexual assault case was filling up quickly Tuesday as lawyers and prosecutors worked to select panelists who they believed would be favourable to their side. In making his picks, O'Neill will likely not attempt to find people who have not heard of the case, but simply push for jurors who vow to base their verdict exclusively on the evidence presented at trial. Read More »

Kingdom and Al-Azhar condemn attack on Christians

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Samuel the Confessor Monastery in Egypt's Minya province. It is reported that total of 26 people were killed in the attack . "They used automatic weapons", Minya governor Essam el-Bedawi told state television of the attackers. The three attacks, for which the Islamic State group claimed responsibility, left at least 75 people dead. In a statement that followed, the Council reiterated that "terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to ... Read More »

'Controversial' Climate Change Talks Don't Lead to G7 Consensus

Most of the leaders' discussions Friday centered on trade issues. President Donald Trump is kicking off the final day of his first trip overseas with a meeting with Group of Seven and African nation leaders. They failed, despite what Merkel described as a " controversial " climate debate and added that there was a "very intensive" exchange of views. There has been concern that the United States president might promote a protectionist agenda. Read More »

Trump tells North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders to spend more for defense

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It would have been better if Trump had coupled that message - pay up, folks - with a more explicit expression of the United States' commitment to the alliance. Some critics pounced, citing this as evidence that Trump won't follow through on America's Article 5 obligations to come to Europe's defense. In almost 70 years of existence, Article 5 has only been invoked once - September 11, 2001 - and was the catalyst for NATO's involvement in the war in Afghanistan that followed. Read More »

Rouhani Should Dismantle Iran's Network of Terrorism

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In this picture taken on Sunday, May 14, 2017, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani , left, sits during a presidential election campaign as he is accompanied by his Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the city of Isfahan, Iran. President Trump's speech was well delivered and he got some economic benefits from Saudi Arabia by signing a nearly $110 billion arms deal, effective immediately, plus another $350 billion over the next 10 years, which the president said would create thousands of new ... Read More »

Iranian Tensions Cloud Victory for Moderates in Tehran

Rouhani was asked about a recent arms deal between the USA and Saudi Arabia worth nearly $110 billion, which is set to reach $350 billion over 10 years, plus a series of other deals. A United Nations report suggested previous year that the Middle East has been worst hit by the significant rise in sand and dust storms, with major impacts on human health, adding that Iran and Kuwait are the most affected countries, largely because of sand and dust blowing in from Syria and Iraq. Read More »

Foreign fighters among militants in Philippines

Army officials said 13 fighters were killed Thursday by troops backed by rocket-firing helicopters in Marawi city, an important hub for the Islamic faith that now resembles a war zone. Gen. Restituto Padilla said Thursday. After receiving intelligence that he had come to Marawi for medical treatment and was hiding in a house, a small group of security forces conducted what two military spokespeople described as a "surgical operation" to get him. Read More »

Former Spy Chief confirms Russian interference in United States elections

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Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said the House subpoenas "will be created to maximize our chance of getting the information we need" for the committee's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. election. "Transcripts or tapes. My hope is the White House will comply".Stein said the soiree was "a great opportunity to lay out some of my foreign policy proposals and get Russian reactions to them". Read More »

Oil price falls despite deal to extend output cut

European stocks are mixed in mid-day trading Friday following disappointment that Thursday's OPEC meeting failed to produce bigger supply cuts. So, what now for the oil price with the OPEC speculations being over? Brent futures settled up 69 cents to $52.15 a barrel, or 1.3 percent, after hitting a session low of $50.71. Read More »

Gallery: Man Utd & Mourinho Lift Europa League Trophy

We came here with one option - to win the trophy that the club had never won and we did it so we are happy. United will play either Real Madrid or Juventus on August 8 in Skopje, Macedonia for the chance to win a trophy against the Champions League winners. Read More »

Lawmakers: Trump should make good on campaign pledge on Jerusalem

As regards reigniting peace talks , this is just the beginning and the United States administration is finding its feet. President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia this week has begun to soften his attitudes about Islam, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday after a two-day summit in which the president was treated to extraordinary Arab hospitality. Read More »

Three officers killed in Jakarta bus terminal bombing

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Indonesian authorities have been increasingly concerned in recent years that the influence of the Islamic State and other transnational terror groups is successfully encouraging homegrown attackers. Premier Hospital spokesman Sukendar said one of those injured required immediate surgery. Most of those incidents have been blamed on the now-defunct regional terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah. Read More »

Russia, Syria fume over U.S. strike on Syrian troops

Coalition forces, it went on to assert, had been operating near Al-Tanf "for many months, training and advising vetted partner forces" engaged in the fight against the Daesh terrorist group. "Such actions that were carried out against the Syrian armed forces... this is completely unacceptable, this is a breach of Syrian sovereignty", deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov was quoted as saying by state-run RIA Novosti in Geneva. Read More »

India opens its longest bridge near China border

Referring to the surgical strike on terror launchpads across the border with Pakistan , the BJP president said it showed the "political will" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Though this proposal was approved, the government at the Centre changed, and the the work on the bridge kept getting delayed, Modi claimed. Modi's trip to Assam, during which he will deliver a public address later in the day, rounded off a week of festivities and briefings to highlight his government's achievements. Read More »

Pentagon Confirms March US Strike Killed 105 Civilians in Iraq

The GBU-38 alone would have only resulted in "localized damage to the roof and second floor", Isler said. And that's exactly what the al-Jadida district was on the west side of Mosul , which is where all of this happened. Human rights groups have welcomed the the USA investigation, with reservations. The United States had previously only acknowledged that it " probably " had a role in the civilian deaths. Read More »

Sen. Warren: GOP blocking Democrats from health care talks

Even if bipartisan efforts improved the Republican Party's bill, it would do too much damage to Medicaid and the country's health care system, he said. Moore said the projections don't apply to employer-provided plans, which is where most people get their health coverage. The ad is in addition to the organization's $2 million TV campaign which uses similar language to thank members in 21 congressional districts for their support of the GOP health care measure. Read More »

Wenger invokes spirit of 2005 in FA Cup history bid

Wenger has yet to confirm whether he will stay on as manager with the club refusing to update the fans on their future plans. "We have the same idea of our future, the way we have to work together to improve the squad and the team". An FA Cup triumph over Chelsea would not fix the damage of the season gone by, nor would it indicate that everything is okay and will continue to be okay in the future. Read More »

'Beheaded' police chief safe amid clashes in besieged Philippines city

Iligan city is one of the safe. Duterte told the troops fighting Musli. - Reuters pic MANILA , May 25 ― The Philippine armed forces continued conducting surgical operations on today to flush out up to 40 remnants of the Maute militant group that remain in the besieged southern Philippine city of Marawi, a military spokesman has said, China's Xinhua news agency reported. Read More »

Pope "terrific", Saudi "spectacular": Trump waxes lyrical on foreign tour

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Also read: Trump meets with Pope Francis amid policy clashes that include the environment . The pope said previous year a man who thinks about building walls and not bridges is "not Christian" . That acceptance was seen as an effort by the pope to relax some rules of the Vatican. Officials within the Vatican had anticipated that Trump and Francis would have a more amicable exchange when they met in person. Read More »

Trump's views on Paris climate agreement 'evolving,' top adviser says

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And he came here to hear people's, world leaders' views. Together they represent more than $17 trillion in assets. "I think it's a bit silly because by being here at such a ceremony, we all understand that by being part of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation we treat the obligations and commitments", said press secretary Sean Spicer, who dubbed speculation about Trump's intent "laughable". Read More »

Conte wants to stay 'many years' at Chelsea

Too much of what he brought to the table was abhorrent and distasteful. "I don't remember that". "I have no medals at home from anything". "Who will get this medal?" Victory at Wembley over their old London rivals would be the cherry on the cake of a fine first season in charge at Stamford Bridge for the Italian manager. Read More »

British police arrest another man after Manchester attack

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This was a vile, reprehensible attack on innocence. "So many young lovely, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life". German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday morning that such an "incomprehensable" attack would only "strengthen our determination to continue working together with our friends in the United Kingdom to combat those who plan and carry out such despicable acts". Read More »

Korea seems to have fired another missile: S. Korean military

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INFOGRAPHIC: What is the reach of N Korea's missiles? . The United States military stationed in South Korea has informed the host country of its detection of a recent North Korean missile launch, but important facts were omitted in the information sharing, sources said Wednesday. Read More »

UK police arrest 2 more bomb suspects, raising total to 11

This latest arrest brings the running total apprehended to seven as a man was picked up in Wigan and a woman in northern Manchester earlier today. CCTV images of Abedi with a backpack. by American intelligence officials. The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) said the leak of the pictures breached trust and "undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their families". Read More »

Want to Make Peace in the Middle East? First Stop Terror

TRUMP: There are those who present a false choice. The speeches that President Trump made during his 26-hour visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem were sufficiently enigmatic to be open to all possible interpretations, especially if you concentrate on what he did not say, which was plenty - including no mention of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , despite earlier indications. Read More »

Donald Trump praises Emmanuel Macron's "great job" to win French election

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Eventually, the French president can be seen putting his hand on the American's arm as Mr Macron tries to free himself from President Trump's clutches. US President Donald Trump welcomed his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron , to his first meeting at the US Embassy in Brussels on Thursday and praised his "tremendous victory". Read More »

Jared Kushner Reportedly Discussed Setting Up Secret Communication Channel With Moscow

A former United States ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation who has served in both Bush administrations and under President Clinton issued a strong rebuke Friday night of President Trump's relationship with Russian Federation. Mr Kushner, a key White House advisor, had meetings late a year ago with Russia's ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation probes Trump's son-in-law over ties with Russian officials

Lieberman works at a NY firm headed by Marc Kasowitz, who has been hired by Trump to represent him amid probes by the Justice Department and Congress into possible ties between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation. "Really, being spoken to, does not confer a target status on the individual", he said. He reportedly acted on it anyway, by announcing the conclusion of the investigation himself, rather than going through proper Department of Justice channels. Read More »