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Veteran Israeli and Palestinian negotiators optimistic about Trump's Mideast bid

Trump will be the first sitting USA president to visit the site, although Barack Obama and George W. Bush did so either as candidates or private citizens. As the nation's envoy to the United Nations, her public comments on foreign policy issues generally are assumed to be statements of USA policy. The Palestinians see it as the capital of a future independent state. Read More »

Modi calls Berlin a 'reliable partner' after meeting Merkel

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Prime Minister Modi said that they conducted a comprehensive review of regional and global issues in the India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations. From Berlin he heads to Madrid, where the premier will hold a bilateral summit with Spanish Premier Mariano Rajoy and call on Spanish King Felipe VI as well as interact with a select group of Spanish CEOs keen to invest in India. Read More »

Moldovan President Calls For Report From Officials Who Expelled Russian Envoys

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The diplomats have 72 hours to leave the territory of Moldova, local media reported, citing Artur Sarbu, adviser to Foreign Minister Andrei Galbur. Moldova's pro-EU government announced the expulsions on Monday, without giving a reason. "I also understand that this is most likely done on an order from the West, maybe even from across the ocean, from those who are concerned that a constructive and effective dialogue has been reached between the Presidency and the Kremlin", he added. Read More »

North Korea official: We can hit China with nuclear-tipped missile

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The North's state-controlled KCNA news agency said Sunday's launch of a new intermediate-range solid-fuel rocket, which traveled about 500 kilometers (310 miles) and reached an altitude of 560 kilometers (348 miles), proved progress in North Korea's stated goal of acquiring full nuclear weapons capabilities to strike the US mainland. Read More »

Philippines at a grave risk of "contamination" by Isis

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The crisis inside Marawi , home to some 200,000 people, has grown increasingly dire as the militants showed unexpected strength, fending off the army and soldiers who went house-to-house in search of gunmen. In Manila , Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the government has secured the Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative (LASURECO) compound, and that power in almost all of Marawi City has been restored. Read More »

Bernie Sanders: Lieberman Would Be 'Very Contentious' FBI Director Nominee

Trump and Lieberman discussed the position at the White House on Wednesday. President Trump admitted he thought his firing of FBI Director James Comey would be positively viewed by both sides. Bush in a contest settled by the Supreme Court. The ousted director of the bureau was leading the investigation into whether Trump's campaign and his associates worked with Russian Federation to swing the 2016 election. Read More »

City next to Marawi put on lockdown

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Displaced residents of Marawi city sleep on corrugated boxes at an evacuation center in Saguiaran township, near the besieged city of Marawi , Lanao del Sur province Sunday, May 28, 2017 in southern Philippines . However, Padilla said there was still a need to continue the military "surgical air strikes" to flush out the militants. Still, the fighters have turned out to be remarkably well-armed and resilient. Read More »

Trump returns to White House after first international trip

Trump boarded Air Force One without having held a single news conference on the trip - a break in presidential precedent that allowed him to avoid facing tough questions about his foreign policy or the raging controversies involving the investigations into his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump slams leaks as fake news following Kushner reports

Kelly said he did not know if the reports were true, but added that he supports attempts to foster communication with Russian Federation. Returning late Saturday from his first foreign trip as president, Trump geared up to combat concerns over advisers ties to Russian Federation, including explosive reports about Jared Kushner, his indispensable aide-de-camp. Read More »

Police arrest another suspect in Manchester terror probe

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May raisedi the country's terror threat level from "severe" to "critical" Tuesday after law enforcement raided the home of the Abedi . The National Counter Terrorism Policing body said the breach of trust caused great "damage" and "undermines our investigations". But the New York Times then published photos it says were gathered by United Kingdom authorities at the scene of the attack, including the remnants of a backpack, nuts and screws, and a device ... Read More »

Kushner Asked to Lay Low After Reports Connecting Him to Russia Probe

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McMaster in a news conference in Sicily. Trump, who was initially expected to stop by the PGA golf tournament hosted at the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, made no public appearances Sunday. In what may be a response to such probing, Trump unleashed a series of aggressive tweets yesterday which accused U.S. media of fabricating the "leaks" which have plagued his administration. Read More »

Delhi: IAS officer drowns to death while saving woman's life

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The Delhi police has rule out foul play in connection with drowning of an Indian Administrative Service trainee in a swimming pool on Tuesday near Delhi's Ber Sarai. Soon, he was seen unconscious and floating. IAS officer Ashish Dahiya's body has been sent to AIIMS for a post-mortem examination and his family have reached Delhi. Read More »

PM Modi, Angela Merkel hold talks, discuss radicalisation, terrorism

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The meeting has been described as a very informal affair, with the more formal engagements of Modi's two-day visit to Germany set to kick off Tuesday. Talking about climate protection, Narendra Modi said that it is one of the top priorities for India. The two leaders are also scheduled to meet senior business leaders before inaugurating the Indo- German Business Forum on Tuesday. Read More »

Shares in BA-owner IAG fall after IT cancellation chaos

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Flight disruptions occasioned by the breakdown of British Airways computer system continued yesterday with Lagos - London flights affected while many passengers were stranded at the airports. - Cruz said there would be a full investigation to find out what had happened and to prevent a recurrence of the problem. A contingency plan should have been in place, while the fact that passengers were not kept informed of what was going on smacks of atrocious customer service. Read More »

Trump Arrives in Israel, Says Israelis, Arabs Share 'Common Cause' Against Iran

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Trump and his entourage, including daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner , arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, who led the UAE delegation to the summit, said the event was a "clear Islamic, Arab and American message to those attempting to use religion to stoke confrontations between Islam and the U.S.". Read More »

Trump Arrives in Israel, Says Israelis, Arabs Share 'Common Cause' Against Iran

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Trump and his entourage, including daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner , arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, who led the UAE delegation to the summit, said the event was a "clear Islamic, Arab and American message to those attempting to use religion to stoke confrontations between Islam and the U.S.". Read More »

Angela Merkel says Europe 'must take fate into its own hands'

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Leaders from the UK, Canada, France, Germany , Italy and Japan had re-affirmed their support for the Paris accord - but Mr Trump said he would make a decision in the coming week. "I wish Macron all the best for his country, that people have jobs again and that people have a future - that young people can believe in Europe again", Merkel said . Read More »

White House communications director Michael Dubke resigns

The spokesman's last day has not been determined, but could be Tuesday, The Washington Post reported . "He has expressed his desire to leave the White House", she said. Trump, meanwhile, spent Tuesday morning apparently bypassing his communications team, tweeting that Russian officials "must be laughing at the US" and renewing his criticism of Germany. Read More »

The climate deal - Trump again basks in the limelight

But in Taormina , for the final throes of the G7, Mr Trump isolated himself, and the United States , from the world's other wealthiest countries, refusing continued commitment to the Paris climate change deal. The goal is to keep the rise in global temperatures no higher than 2 degrees Celsius, as compared with pre-industrial levels. Members of his administration are deadlocked about whether the USA should uphold the agreement. Read More »

France's Le Pen won't use Russia contacts during Putin visit

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PARIS • France's new President Emmanuel Macron said he was ready for his "moment of truth" with USA counterpart Donald Trump when they shook hands for the first time. During the campaign, which climaxed with Macron's election on May 7, Macron's camp irritated the Kremlin by saying its campaign's networks, databases and sites had come under attack from locations inside Russian Federation. Read More »

Tiger Woods blames mix of prescription medicine for drunk driving arrest

Instead, Woods blamed the "unexpected reactions" from his prescribed medications. "I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly", Woods said. He said the outlook for a return to competitive golf was "positive" but that he was not in a "hurry". "I am concentrating on short- term goals". "But, I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again", he said. Read More »

WH communications director Michael Dubke resigns

Dubke served for just three months before tendering his resignation May 18 . The spokesman's last day has not been determined, but could be Tuesday, The Washington Post reported . The reshuffle follows reports of disarray in the White House communications team. During the first few weeks of the presidency, Spicer held the dual roles of press secretary and communications director, but it became too much for him. Read More »

Kelly: DHS considers banning laptops from all United States worldwide flights

It's real." Kelly said that the U.S.is going "to raise the bar for, generally speaking, aviation security much higher than it is now, and there's new technologies down the road, not too far down the road, that we'll rely on. "There's a real threat", Kelly said on Sunday, adding that terrorists are "obsessed" with the idea of downing a plane in flight, "particularly if it's a U.S. Read More »

Trump has 'total confidence' in son-in-law Kushner

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The federal authorities are concentrating on his meeting with Kislyak and a Russian banking executive last December. They said any secret communications could have left Kushner vulnerable to manipulation by Russian officials. Trump, who was initially expected to stop by the PGA golf tournament hosted at the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, made no public appearances Sunday. Read More »

US President Donald Trump Goofs On Twitter After His Departure From Italy…

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Trump told service members at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy , that they are the greatest force for peace and justice the world has ever seen, the U.S. For the first time , there were protests against him, albeit not very large, thanks to the mayor whose party leader, Beppe Grillo, admires Trump. The White House had hoped to use Trump's five-stop trip as a moment to reset. Read More »

Trump appears to shove prime minister at NATO summit

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However, speaking at the G7 summit in Taormina, Sicily, Mr Tusk said Mr Trump had accepted the remaining European Union 27 were now more united. "Many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years", Trump added. Most NATO members, meanwhile, spend less than the 2 percent benchmark. While taking a tour of NATO's new headquarters, Trump fell behind the group, but pushed his way forward, shoving aside Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic . Read More »

Top Brazilian musicians to call for new elections at concert

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Serraglio, a lawyer with nearly two decades of experience in the country's parliament, is affiliated with the Brazilian Democratic Movement led by Temer, and was appointed to his previous position last February. He has criticized federal police investigations and raids in the recent past. A ruling is expected in early June. Dilma Rousseff was elected the president of Brazil from 2011 until her impeachment and removal from office in August 2016, and her presidency was succeeded by Temer. Read More »

Modi inaugurates India's longest river bridge

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With importance accorded to quick movement of military troops and artillery, the bridge has been created to allow movement of tanks, official sources said. The 9.15-kilometer Dhola Sadiya bridge over Brahmaputra river will give faster and easier access to the Himalayan state, which China refers to as South Tibet. Read More »

President Zuma survives 'no confidence vote' in ruling ANC

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The NEC debated Zuma's political future after ANC policy guru Joel Netshitenzhe put forward the motion - the second motion in six months - for Zuma to vacate his office. "This we considered to be part of a broader discussion characterized by the restlessness manifesting itself in society, where certain sections have made similar calls", the party said. Read More »

President Trump Urges NATO Members to Boost Defense Spending

Those comments were confusing because North Atlantic Treaty Organisation financial contributions are voluntary and because its core task is territorial defence. It was invoked for the first time in response to the attack on September 11, 2001. Analyst Thomas Wright of the Washington-based Brookings Institution said Trump's failure to publicly declare this was "shocking and damaging". Read More »