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Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State group

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At least 44 people have died , including 31 militants and 11 soldiers. It is not clear if any civilians are among the dead. Thousands of people were fleeing the city Thursday, jamming their belongings into cars. We have everything. Wala kayong problema. Philippines solicitor-general Jose Calida said Malaysians and Indonesians were among foreign jihadists collaborating with domestic Islamist groups fighting the country's army, a rare admission that outsiders were collaborating with ... Read More »

Trump in the Middle East

Also, Trump urged Muslim nations to unite against terrorism. He seems interested in solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and creating peace , as he told both Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , although no process is yet apparent. Read More »

Leaders of G7 nations begin summit in Italy

Security, foreign policy, and global sustainable growth are the topics dominating the first day talks of the G7 leaders Friday afternoon. The two-day summit, at a cliff-top hotel overlooking the Mediterranean, began a day after Trump blasted North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for spending too little on defense and described Germany's trade surplus as " very bad " in a meeting with European Union officials in Brussels. Read More »

Melania snubs Trump again as Air-Force-One lands in Rome

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Melania Trump proved herself to be just as unpredictable as her famous husband on Wednesday afternoon, with the First Lady photographed holding President Trump 's hand twice in public. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. "The majority of people in Israel, unlike the media, they love us, so we tell them how you are great, and they love you", she said, the Washington Post reported. Read More »

Police arrest 44-year-old man in connection with Manchester bombing

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The decision to stop sharing police information with U.S. agencies was an extraordinary step for Britain , which is usually at pains to emphasise its "special relationship" with the United States . Britain remains on its highest threat level of critical , meaning an attack is expected imminently, with the army backing up police and hospitals across the country have told staff to be ready for another incident. Read More »

Seven quizzed as counter-terror police hunt Manchester bomber's 'network'

In more developments of the Manchester bombing which left 22 dead on Monday, police investigating the attack have reportedly stopped sharing information with the USA after there had been leaks of evidence and information to the media. Six men and a woman are in custody after a series of raids across Manchester, Wigan and Nuneaton, Warwickshire, while relatives of bomber Salman Abedi were detained in Libya. Read More »

China to expand imports from US

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The report also discussed the need to buy more high-tech products from the U.S. as China's economy develops. "Economic globalization is a basis for the further development of China-U.S. economic and trade relations, which are bilateral ties within the framework of WTO rules", the report said. China has frequently dispatched trade and investment delegations to participate in trade and investment promotion activities in the United States. Read More »

Re-election of Hassan Rouhani is a welcome move

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On Saturday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, at a news conference with his US counterpart Rex Tillerson in Riyadh , said Iran's presidential election was an internal matter. The fall in global oil prices has dented most of the economic benefits the opening of markets in the West may have had on Iran, leading to accusations from opponents Rouhani has not honored his promises. Read More »

Germany pushes back against US climate stance

US and European officials warned that the talks on Friday and Saturday between US President Donald Trump and the other G7 leaders would be tough, particularly on climate, trade and security. Trump also going against the grain on trade, taking a more protectionist stand. The leaders found agreement on other points, such as backing closer cooperation against terrorism in the wake of the concert bombing in Manchester that killed 22 people. Read More »

In Europe, World Leaders Try To Change Trump's Mind On Climate Change

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The U.S. president will return to Washington later on Saturday at the end of a nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europe - his first foreign trip since taking office. "Several points of this declaration refer to the strengthening of cooperation between the seven biggest economies in the western, free world", he said. Read More »

Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord

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But Trump also showed signs Friday that, true to form, he might be willing to deal. "I should have just been much clearer", he said. Cohn, the Trump aide, said Trump's views were "evolving" and that he felt " more knowledgeable on the topic" after the G7 talks. Read More »

Russian Amb. said Kushner wanted secret communications backchannel

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This is not the first time reports of Kushner's relationships with Russians have surfaced: Kushner and Flynn met with Kislyak together in Trump Tower in December, and Kushner later met with Sergey Gorkov, who runs a bank that drew sanctions from the Obama administration after Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. Read More »

British police stop sharing information with United States on Manchester attack

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President Trump on Thursday called for a federal investigation into " deeply troubling " leaks of sensitive intelligence, including information related to this week's suicide bombing in Manchester , England. Specifically, under the Five Eyes Intelligence agreement, the information is shared with the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Before further details were published by the New York Times , Ms Rudd had said she had been "very clear with our friends that that should not ... Read More »

Saudi Cartoonists Show Trump Morphing From Enemy To Partner

Trump landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport for a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of his first trip overseas since taking office. President Donald Trump solemnly placed a note in the ancient stones of Jerusalem's Western Wall on Monday, sending a signal of solidarity to an ally he's pushing to work harder toward peace with the Palestinians. Read More »

Jason Chaffetz announces early retirement from Congress

Chaffetz is now less than six months into his fifth term representing Utah's Third Congressional District, and has served as the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee since January 2015. Chaffetz talked to reporters about his decision from his home in Alpine, Utah, later Thursday. Chaffetz said in the letter he wants to spend time with his family, return to the private sector and possibly run for Utah governor. Read More »

Trump condemns leaks after United Kingdom stop sharing intel

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Asked if he believed Abedi had the support of a network, Collomb said: "That is not known yet, but perhaps". On the other hand, a German security official said that the attacker, Salman Abedi , 22, was in Dusseldorf four days before the fatal attack meaning that the Manchester's investigation, which was already stretched to North Africa, will again expand to continental Europe. Read More »

McConnell Faces Biggest Test in Pushing Obamacare Repeal

This act would replace the Affordable Care Act ( Obamacare ) and would NOT be affordable for many people in the 21st District if enacted. Sens. Rob Portman and Pat Toomey have been trying to strike a compromise that bridges disagreements between Republican moderates who want to keep Medicaid expansion and conservatives who want to rapidly eliminate it and rein in spending. Read More »

Military Chiefs of S.Korea, US, Japan Hold Video Conference

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South Korean media said that over 90 rounds were fired at the object before it disappeared from South Korea's radar screens. Brooks said, according to Yonhap News , a "very unsafe situation" is looming over the peninsula as North Korea carried out missile launches, claiming to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads. Read More »

Merkel's conservatives clinch victory in key state vote: exit polls

Their poll ratings surged after Schulz was nominated in January but have since sagged. The conservatives won the national election, giving Merkel her first term as chancellor. The far-right Alternative for Germany, which did not exist in 2012, received 7.4 percent of the votes. The AfD is now represented in 13 states across Germany. Read More »

Taliban attack leaves at least 15 Afghan soldiers dead in Kandahar province

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A group of insurgents on Thursday night attacked a military base in the Shah Wali Kot district, killing at least 15 soldiers, defense ministry spokesperson Dawlat Waziri told Efe news on Friday. His scathing remarks did not immediately provoke a response from Kabul . The US and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies are considering sending thousands more troops to back up the Afghan military as it battles the insurgency. Read More »

Trump, Macron engage in a little handshake diplomacy

In this video, Trump appears to be trying to shake Macron's arm off after the French president bypassed him to say hello to Germany's Angela Merkel first. "The photogs noticed that Trump and Macron were gripping their hands hard and in photo below Trump seems to just want his hand back", wrote Reuters journalist Steve Holland. Read More »

Arun Jaitley announces GST tax rates, exempts education and health

The tax on services has been divided into four slabs of 5, 12, 18 and 28 percent. "It is shocking to see the government is classifying watching movies as luxury and subjecting us to the similar tax structure as of five-star hotels and casinos", said Nitin Sood, CFO of PVR, a leading multiplex company for which entertainment tax is 26-27 per cent on tickets and 12 per cent on food and beverages. Read More »

Iran's leader jabs Trump's 'theatrical' Saudi trip

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In exchange for Tehran rolling back its nuclear program, the USA and other world powers agreed to suspend wide-ranging oil, trade and financial sanctions that had choked the Iranian economy. "Americans were only successful in their engagement with the Iranian nation during the nuclear talks". Already fragile diplomatic and trade ties between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite-dominated Iran were severed a year ago after Saudi Arabia executed a Shi'ite cleric and as a result, protesters ... Read More »

Trump leaves Israel with no sign peace talks in the works

The Israeli settlements, status of Jerusalem or whether the US would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory were not discussed.During his meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday and in speeches throughout the day, President Donald Trump notably omitted any mention of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The president has used the stops in Saudi Arabia , Israel and the West ... Read More »

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with North Korea in mind

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The intention is that the missile will be met by an interceptor launched from an underground chamber at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base . The Ground-based Midcourse Defense System being tested Tuesday has a mixed track record, counting a successful intercept only four of the last seven attempts, according to Pentagon statistics. Read More »

Martial law declared in embattled Philippine region

Manila's solicitor-general Jose Calida told a news conference that there is proof of involvement of Indonesians and Malaysians were among foreign Jihadists fighting the Philippine army in Mindanao island, Reuters reports. However, he has also offered dialogue to militants who are not on the streets fighting. Although Hapilon and other groups in the southern Philippines have pledged allegiance to the IS, there is no clear sign of significant, material ties. Read More »

Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans 'bad' _ on trade

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German prime minister Angela Merkel reminded Trump of that when they met in March , noting that trade agreements with the US have "not always been all that popular in Germany either". During his election campaign, Trump accused China , Germany and other countries running trade surpluses with the United States of destroying the jobs and prosperity of ordinary Americans with the help of manipulated currencies. Read More »

ICJ can not nullify Jadhav's death sentence

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The Times of India, citing Radio Pakistan, quoted the National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq as saying that the government and Pakistan Army will jointly fight the case. Sartaj Aziz said that when there will be a matter of our national interest and security, then there will be no compromise. According to government sources, since the case has reached the global court, it is incumbent on Pakistan to produce "material evidence" about his whereabout and well-being. Read More »

President: Iran Not to Heed Enemies' Comments on Missiles

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Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani on Monday dismissed his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump's summit with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia this weekend as "just a show". Iran and six world powers, including the US, agreed in July 2015 to remove nuclear-related sanctions against Tehran in reward for it rolling back its nuclear program. Read More »

Palestinians injured during rallies for prisoners

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Hundreds of Palestinians had gathered at the Huwara checkpoint, south of Nablus and the site of repeated bloody clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian stone-throwers. The Samaria Regional Council said it was the third day straight that Palestinians had been rioting in the area. According to Israeli online newspaper Haaretz , the construction plans were approved in the 1980s, says regional council chairman Avi Roeh, who now heads the politically-influential, settler Yesha Council. Read More »