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

Trump also voiced frustration with Germany's trade surplus during his 2016 presidential bid, vowing to slap punitive tariffs on German automobiles during an interview with Bild . That is, the US ...

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Syrian army confirms United States strike on military convoy in southern Syria

Syrian army confirms United States strike on military convoy in southern Syria

NY [U.S.], May 19: The U.S.forces in Syria have bombed pro-Bashar al-Assad convoy at Tanf base that were advancing well inside an "established de-confliction zone". It was unclear if they resulted...

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Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

Trump praised Macron's "incredible victory" before the two men locked in what looked like a very tight handshake. In February, the 19-second handshake between Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shi...

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China says US warship entered its waters 'without permission'

China says US warship entered its waters 'without permission'

China said its warships had warned the US ship and it lodged "stern representations" with the United States. Speaking at a regular news briefing in Beijing , Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang ...

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British quarterly economic growth revised down to 0.2%

British quarterly economic growth revised down to 0.2%

THE UK's first-quarter economic performance was even weaker than estimated initially, official figures have revealed, with growth in spending by under-pressure households slowing dramatically as Br...

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Trump Slams NATO Leaders for Not Spending Enough on Defense

Trump's brief comments came during the dedication of a 9/11 memorial at NATO's new $1.2 billion headquarters. "The NATO of the future must include a great focus on terrorism and immigration as w...

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Merkel to Confront Climate-Change `Doubters' Among G-20 Peers

Merkel to Confront Climate-Change `Doubters' Among G-20 Peers

The White House initially planned to make a decision before the summit, press secretary Sean Spicer said in March. Former president Obama's Clean Power Plan was the policy measure meant to keep the ...

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Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader

After the wreath-laying ceremony, Trump will deliver an address at the Israel Museum to the Israeli people. During the second stop of the president's nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europ...

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OPEC likely to extend production cuts into next year

Of course, any deeper cuts would support sentiment and oil prices , but only temporarily. Reportedly, a nine-month extension is under consideration, with Iraq - an OPEC member that has been hos...

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Senators: Comey to testify publicly before intelligence panel

Former FBI Director James Comey will testify in open session before one of the legislative committees investigating possible collusion between President Donald Trump and Russian Federation, comm...

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#RoomForManchester Hashtag Helps Shelter Stranded Concert-Goers

Robinson told Rolling Stone that she had rounded up more than 50 teens, brought them warm drinks and gave hugs to those who needed them. The news resulted in tens of thousands of people sending t...

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INTEL HEARINGS | Brennan worried about Russia, American contacts

Cummings asked the committee's chairman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, to subpoena the White House for documents related to Flynn. Flynn has refused to hand over that information. The protest votes wil...

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Burr: Flynn could be held in contempt

It is constitutionally permissible for a witness who fears self-incrimination to invoke his or her Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to testify. In the letter Cummings addresses to Chairman Jas...

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Sir Roger Moore, actor known for James Bond role, dies

So you have to treat the humor outrageously as well". Moore played the role of James Bond longer than any other actor (12 years and 7 movies). Along with Bond films including Moonraker , A V...

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South Korea's Moon to send envoys to Beijing to ease tensions

South Korea's Moon to send envoys to Beijing to ease tensions

President Moon Jae-in was sworn in on Wednesday and vowed to immediately tackle the hard tasks of addressing North Korea's advancing nuclear ambitions. He wrote: "While it led the gullible South Korea...

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South Korea fires at North 'object'

North Korea has been stepping up its missile testing in recent months, apparently attempting to develop a missile capable of reaching the United States. The United States and South Korea have said th...

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Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

Dana White, the Pentagon's chief spokeswoman, said in a written statement on Tuesday that President Donald Trump chose to "equip Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as necessa...

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White House adviser is person of interest in Russian Federation probe

Questions about the FBI's ongoing Russian Federation investigation dominated a joint press conference with Colombia President Juan Manual Santos. The White House did not dispute the account of the...

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Pakistan military posts damaged in recent 'punitive' assault, claims Indian army

Pakistan military posts damaged in recent 'punitive' assault, claims Indian army

The video showed what looked like a forested area being bombed and smoke and fire billowing up after the explosion. "We fear an uptick in infiltration attempts as the snow melts and passes [on the mou...

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The Trump-Russia probe is now investigating a possible cover-up

The former FBI director has confirmed that he will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the investigation into links between Mr Trump's administration and Russian Federation. ...

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What's next for Iran after President Hassan Rouhani's win?

Hard-liners probably will challenge Rouhani in the country's parliament, especially over social issues or any measure that appears to be accepting or promoting Western culture. Rouhani also stated tha...

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Casualties mount to 42 in anti-government protests in Venezuela

Casualties mount to 42 in anti-government protests in Venezuela

European Union foreign ministers urged Venezuelan authorities to hold elections and release political prisoners to help end six weeks of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro that have kille...

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Oil prices fall as White House proposes U.S. oil reserve sales

The deal was also a dramatic policy turnaround for OPEC and even saw regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, at daggers drawn otherwise, see eye to eye. Falih said Russian Federation "ultimately de...

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Trump has a message for the Muslim world

Instead, he said "Islamist extremism", which refers to Islamism as political movement rather than Islam as a religion, a distinction that he had frequently criticised the Obama administration for maki...

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Iran state TV declares Rouhani wins vote for second term

Moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani celebrated his surprisingly decisive re-election victory as a clear sign that the country rejects hardliners who want to isolate the country from the world. T...

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Erdogan to return to Turkey's ruling party as chairman

Erdogan to return to Turkey's ruling party as chairman

Erdogan will become the fourth president to retain his party ties. The party met Sunday in Ankara to give control back to Erdogan. Despite global criticism of these measures, Mr. Between 2003 an...

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Korea fires missile in latest test, United States and S. Korea say

Korea fires missile in latest test, United States and S. Korea say

The launch appears to be the latest weapons test for a country speeding up its nuclear weapons and missile development. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says the rocket flew eastward about 500 ki...

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Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

He has spoken of his self-described deal-making prowess in declaring that the "ultimate deal" is possible, vowing "we will get it done". But he is also contending with a raft of problems back home, ...

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Trump denies asking James Comey to back off investigation into Michael Flynn

In a statement, Rosenstein said he made a decision to hand off the high-profile investigation to an independent investigator, "in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome"....

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Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House

Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House

Trump and Santos spoke about drug issues, specifically cocaine and explained how the countries will work together to combat drug trafficking. "That's not easy after so many years of war". Opponents f...

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How Jared Kushner Sealed The Saudi Arms Deal

CNN reported last month that multiple White House and administration officials said Kushner had eclipsed almost all of Trump's West Wing and Cabinet advisers in terms of influence and established hi...

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General Election 2017: Register to vote by midnight on Monday

General Election 2017: Register to vote by midnight on Monday

Even so, hundreds of thousands of eligible overseas voters did not register to vote last year - and more than one-million others could not do so due to the "15-year rule" which bans voting after 15 ye...

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Lieberman the frontrunner for Federal Bureau of Investigation post

And asked if Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent senator from CT was his top pick, Trump said yes. Joe Lieberman gives a "thumbs-up" as he leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washingt...

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President Trump: I Didn't Ask Comey to Drop The Flynn Investigation

President Trump: I Didn't Ask Comey to Drop The Flynn Investigation

The President was also asked for his response to the Justice Department appointment of special counsel to handle the Russian Federation investigation. Trump repeated that he felt the probe was akin ...

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Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe into WikiLeaks' Assange

A statement from the prosecutor said: "Director of Public Prosecution, Ms Marianne Ny, has today made a decision to discontinue the investigation regarding suspected rape (lesser degree) by Julian A...

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Icon signs biography of French president-elect Macron

Since the first round of the election, Macron has accused Russia of meddling in his campaign with cyberattacks and has refused to accredit Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik, accusing them of issuin...

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Army prepared to deal with militants in Kashmir: Jaitley

Army prepared to deal with militants in Kashmir: Jaitley

Amid spurt in violence in Kashmir, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday reviewed the security situation in the Valley with senior army commanders along the Line of Control (LoC). "Jammu and Kashmir...

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IS fighters attack government-held areas in central Syria

IS fighters attack government-held areas in central Syria

In 2015, Islamic State killed 46 civilians in a nearby town, the Observatory said. SANA said regime forces prevented IS from advancing deeper into the valley, while the remaining fighters fled to th...

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North Korea Launches Ferry Service to Russia's Far East

The service is pitched at Chinese tourists wanting to travel by sea to the Pacific port of Vladivostok, according to the operators. He also obliquely criticized China for throwing up obstacles to th...

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In The New Cover Of TIME Magazine, Russian Domes Overtake White House

Calls were placed Wednesday night to Trump allies - not by the president - but by White House officials, in order to gauge interest in working in the White House. The story could cause the president t...

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Japanese Cabinet approves bill to let Emperor Akihito give up throne

Japanese Cabinet approves bill to let Emperor Akihito give up throne

The move comes nearly a year after Emperor Akihito made a rare public television address to the nation wherein he spoke about his advancing age and health, perhaps suggesting that he wanted to step do...

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Trump visit draws country singer Toby Keith to Saudi Arabia

The country superstar is headed to Saudi Arabia this weekend to perform during Trump's first official state visit. It will be interesting to see which songs Keith decides to play at the concert, con...

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Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5M at New York auction

Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5M at New York auction

He said he plans to display the painting in his museum in Chiba, Japan, after loaning it to institutions and exhibitions around the world. "I've never seen so much emotions in such a painting", he s...

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Russia, Syria blast U.S. strikes targeting anti-Daesh forces

A Syrian military official said Friday that an aerial "aggression" by the USA -led coalition on a government military position near the border with Jordan killed several soldiers and caused materi...

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North Korea Detains Fourth American Citizen on Charges of 'Hostile Acts'

It comes just days after Donald Trump said he would be "honoured" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as tensions continue to escalate between the United States and North Korea. PUST was founded b...

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Warriors cruise to blowout win over Spurs in Game 2

Warriors cruise to blowout win over Spurs in Game 2

Draymond Green had his usual stalwart all around performance, Klay Thompson found parts of his shot back, Kevin Durant was the consistent offensive backbone, Ian Clark backdoored, David West muscled h...

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Sturgeon: Tories plan to "sacrifice" of Scottish economy to win Ukip vote

But even if everyone who voted independent would have voted SNP in a general election (a highly improbable supposition), that clearly can not account for all of the difference between the two performa...

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Bond link aims to spur foreign inflows through Hong Kong

Bond link aims to spur foreign inflows through Hong Kong

Henderson's purchase of the first commercial site to go on sale in Central since 1996 not only set records as the biggest ticket property transactions in the city to date, but with the project on Murr...

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Security Council May Meet at Request of Tokyo, Washington

Security Council May Meet at Request of Tokyo, Washington

The missile was first seen publicly at a military parade in Pyongyang on April 15, ABC News reported. The South Korean president has repeatedly pledged to seek dialogue with North Korea, having serv...

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Saudi Arabia counting down the seconds until Trump arrives

Trump's first foreign trip as President - an expansive 11-day, five-country jaunt coming days after the Russian Federation story and a week after he fired his Federal Bureau of Investigation chief - w...

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