• White House says no evidence of Trump team collusion with Russians
White House says no evidence of Trump team collusion with Russians

Details of the conversations, some of which have not been previously reported, add to an increasing understanding of the alarm inside the American government a year ago about the Russian disruption campaign. The United States President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is under the scrutiny of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in ...

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  • Turkey shuns US resolution on Turkish bodyguards violence
Turkey shuns US resolution on Turkish bodyguards violence

Relations have worsened between Germany and Turkey since a year ago, when Germany granted asylum petitions to those who allegedly participated in the failed coup attempt in Turkey last July, and the German parliament agreed to define the 1915 massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as "genocide".

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  • Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling
Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

Mark R. Warner of Virginia, the committee's lead Democrat, said as he and the panel's chairman, U.S. Sen. The committee also sent a letter to Flynn's attorney Tuesday questioning the legal basis of Flynn's decision to invoke his Fifth Amendment right over a request for documents rather than testimony.

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

Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into the southern Phili. Lahad Datu Marine Police commanding officer Supt Ahmad Arifin said the meeting with the Philippines Maritime Police Force was held to exchange information on the current situation in southern Philippines and to increase monitoring in the waters of Malaysia and the Philippines.

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  • Manchester Police Arrest 3 Men In Connection To Arena Bombing
Manchester Police Arrest 3 Men In Connection To Arena Bombing

British investigators hunted Wednesday for possible connections between the 22-year-old suicide bomber in this week's Manchester Arena attack and the clandestine Islamic State-affiliated cell that carried out similarly sinister assaults on Paris and Brussels in 2015.

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  • Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget
Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget

Trump's budget would create just one repayment plan that caps monthly payments at 12.5 percent of discretionary income. While the repayment proposal shortens the waiting period of loan forgiveness for undergraduate students, the five-year extension seen for graduate students severely contradicts Trump's promise to aid college students who are "...

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  • Melania Trump visits children's hospital in Rome
Melania Trump visits children's hospital in Rome

During his visit to Israel, Trump spent his time close to open microphones, giving the world a small glimpse into his private banter with Israeli Prime Minister. The facility is the largest pediatric research center in Europe. She also got involved in a four-way handshake with the Netanyahus as they posed for a press photo.

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  • Chinese carmaker Geely to acquire Malaysia's Proton, say sources
Chinese carmaker Geely to acquire Malaysia's Proton, say sources

Geely, parent company of Hong Kong-based Geely Automobile Holdings, will acquire 49 percent of Proton, two sources said. The deal, which is subject to regulatory and shareholder approval, will also see Geely acquire a majority stake (51%) of Lotus from Proton.

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  • North Korea says intermediate-range missile is ready for mass-production
North Korea says intermediate-range missile is ready for mass-production

Pyongyang's latest launch came just one week after the North fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile, which according to Pyongyang is capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead" . The launch marked the country's second missile test in a little more than a week as the country continues to defy orders for it to reign in its nuclear and mis...

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  • Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader
Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader

Expressing optimism that a peace deal could finally be brokered to end the almost 70-year-old conflict and suggested a resolution may not be hard to obtain it. "I commend the president and call upon Christians throughout the United States to pray for God's continued blessing on this important journey, especially as he visits the State of Israel".

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  • South Korea fires shots at North Korea after object crosses border
South Korea fires shots at North Korea after object crosses border

Kim has frequently expressed outrage at the USA, most recently for massive military exercises conducted with South Korea and for US deployment of an anti-missile system created to counter the Pyongyang missile threat. KCNA said last week's missile test put Hawaii and Alaska within range. Solid-fuel missiles have their fuel loaded before being mo...

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  • Russian Federation may have recruited Trump campaign staffers — Ex-CIA director
Russian Federation may have recruited Trump campaign staffers — Ex-CIA director

Brennan said during Tuesday's open hearing he did not know whether Trump's campaign "colluded" with Russian Federation but said he saw "information and intelligence that was worthy of investigation". "Finally, I warned Mr. Bortnikov that if Russian Federation pursued this course, it would destroy any near-term prospect for improvement in relatio...

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  • Seoul says NKorean object that drew fire was likely balloon
Seoul says NKorean object that drew fire was likely balloon

The U.S. Pacific Command said it tracked the missile before it landed in the sea. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile hit the water about 350 kilometers (217 miles) from the east coast of North Korea . U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday it was too early to know if the global pressures being exerted on North Ko...

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  • Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town: 5 killed, 286 arrested
Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town: 5 killed, 286 arrested

Witnesses told AFP there were multiple civilians wounded in the raid targeting the months-long sit-in in Diraz, the hometown of cleric Isa Qassim . Bahrain has long accused Iran of aiding militants, something the Shiite power denies. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the deaths were the "first concrete result" of US President...

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  • Texas GOP's Anti-Trans Measure Pushes Trans Students Into Separate Bathrooms
Texas GOP's Anti-Trans Measure Pushes Trans Students Into Separate Bathrooms

The Texas House gave final approval Monday morning to a bill banning transgender-friendly bathrooms in the state's public schools, turning down one final Democratic amendment that would have allowed schools to opt out of the law. The panel's chairman, Dan Huberty , R-Humble, said he was "very disappointed" the Senate stripped much of the House...

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  • Trump Says He's 'Very Close' to Naming a New FBI Director
Trump Says He's 'Very Close' to Naming a New FBI Director

While he is widely disliked by progressives, Lieberman also may not find much support from more centrist Democrats, his long-time allies who have defended him over the years as he faced attacks from the political left. Graham is not the only Republican backing Lieberman's nomination. January 19, 2011 - Announces that he will not run for re-electi...

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  • Is Trump Taping Conversations in the Oval Office? Sean Spicer Won't Say
Is Trump Taping Conversations in the Oval Office? Sean Spicer Won't Say

Reporters also peppered Spicer with questions about whether Trump was recording in the Oval Office and Spicer responded that he had nothing further to say. Trump's tweet, he added, was "inappropriate". The FBI is investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign and aides.

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  • Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel
Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

Any leader would face an enormous challenge in seeking to bring the Israelis and Palestinians together for meaningful talks, and Trump's inexperience and domestic political struggles will only add to it. Trump touched down in Tel Aviv around 12:30 p.m. local time and was greeted by Prime Minister Netanyahu, his wife Sarah Netanyahu, Israeli Presi...

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  • Cassie Sainsbury was a sex worker
Cassie Sainsbury was a sex worker

Her Colombian attorney, Orlando Herron, told Nine Network's 60 Minutes on Sunday that his client had been innocently lured by an advertisement on the website Craigslist that promised a loan and a trip to London. Cassandra Sainsbury with her fiance, Scott Broadbridge . Neither Scott nor Ms Sainsbury revealed what had caused that rift. The w...

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  • Law enforcement begins Click It or Ticket campaign Monday
Law enforcement begins Click It or Ticket campaign Monday

During the campaign period, law enforcement will be increasing patrol and issuing citations for those caught traveling without their seat belt on. Passengers between the ages of 8 and 18 must wear a seat belt regardless of where they sit in a vehicle.

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  • GST rates for automobile sector in line indirect tax rates: ICRA
GST rates for automobile sector in line indirect tax rates: ICRA

Other "credible steps" to improve the economy include "financial inclusion, digitisation and public investment on infrastructure like railways and power distribution", according to the industry body. The chamber also highlighted that India's foreign exchange reserves are valued at United States dollars 372 billion, thus facilitating a drop in infla...

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  • Rouhani: Iran to Continue Supporting Syria, Iraq in Anti-Terror Fight
Rouhani: Iran to Continue Supporting Syria, Iraq in Anti-Terror Fight

By their massive participation in the elections, the Iranian people astonished analysts and politicians around the world and forced the friends and foes to admire them, the statement said. The report said Iranian officials have a tendency to hype the level of interest, however, noting that global energy companies would invest only if their terms a...

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  • Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead
Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead

The Dubs turned it around, largely because of Kevin Durant's third quarter explosion. Steps Curry was not too far behind as he clinched 21 points alongside six steals. "Every time you look up, you're playing against four all-stars, so you better be pretty flawless, and competitiveness-wise I couldn't ask for anything more".

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  • Yeah but did Justin Trudeau photobomb your prom?
Yeah but did Justin Trudeau photobomb your prom?

Some of the prom-goers don't appear to have realised it's Trudeau running along the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver , as they stand around chatting. The photo, taken by photographer Cam Corrado , shows a flushed Mr Trudeau beaming as he poses in the middle of the excited gaggle of teenagers. Last summer, the prime minister was captured shirtl...

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  • Bomb blast at Bangkok hospital injures 24 people
Bomb blast at Bangkok hospital injures 24 people

The blast radius from the explosion was 2 to 3 meters (up to 9 feet), police said. "From the initial report it was a bomb there are more than 20 people injured", Deputy National Police Chief General Srivara Rangsibrahmanakul said. The one region where daily violence and large bomb blasts persist is the country's "Deep South", where Malay Muslim...

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  • General election 2017: Scotland's political leaders step up their campaigns
General election 2017: Scotland's political leaders step up their campaigns

The Scottish Tory leader declared: "This week's local government election has shown we are the only party in Scotland with the strength to fight back against the SNP - in every part of Scotland". We have more votes, more seats and are in the driving seat of more councils than any other party. The Scottish Greens returned seven councillors, up fro...

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  • Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment
Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

Comey claimed in the memo that Trump said "I hope you can let this go", referring to the Flynn probe, according to CNN sources who described the document. There are allegations that members of Trump's campaign - and possibly the president himself - worked with Russian intelligence officials to coordinate the release of emails stolen from the De...

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  • In BJP Boss Amit Shah's 'Welcome' To Rajinikanth, Some Read Between Lines
In BJP Boss Amit Shah's 'Welcome' To Rajinikanth, Some Read Between Lines

The launched a protest outside his residence, following which security carted them away, as they shouted slogans against him. Interestingly, in Coimbatore, BJP State president Tamilisai Soundararajan, who had previously criticised the actor for praising DMK leader M.K.

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  • Tension rises over United States airstrikes on pro-Assad regime convoy
Tension rises over United States airstrikes on pro-Assad regime convoy

Pro-government forces in Syria were advancing on the position of the coalition under the control of the Iranians, believed in the Pentagon. On Thursday, US-led warplanes hit a pro-regime convoy near the border with Jordan , saying the targets had ignored warning shots.

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  • We encourage our players to play in IPL: New Zealand Cricket
We encourage our players to play in IPL: New Zealand Cricket

Warner said: "It was quite laughable when I heard about it". The threat of an Ashes summer without Australia's top players is drawing nearer after the side's vice-captain David Warner warned the squad will not "buckle at all" in their pay row with their national board .

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  • With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel
With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

One point of contention in the talks: the fate of east Jerusalem , which Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war. At first he appeared indifferent to the diplomatic orthodoxy of two states for two people between the West bank of the Jordan River and the Mediterranean.

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  • Two dead, around 35 rescued as bridge collapses in Goa
Two dead, around 35 rescued as bridge collapses in Goa

This is published unedited from the IANS feed . "The people, who were watching the rescue operation, were not only from the local village but numerous commuters had stopped to see what is happening", he said. Rescue operations by the Navy and the Coast Guard were under way until last reports came in. "The search operation was called off aroun...

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  • Protester killed, AP journalist wounded in West Bank clash
Protester killed, AP journalist wounded in West Bank clash

The statement continued, "These prisoners are being held under harsh, inhumane conditions and being subjected to physical and mental ill-treatment, including torture, severe interrogations, intimidation and solitary confinement, and denied access to proper medical care and family visits".

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  • Marine Le Pen's Niece Should Take Over FN Leadership - French Lawmaker
Marine Le Pen's Niece Should Take Over FN Leadership - French Lawmaker

Macron has vowed to implement reforms that would make the French economy more competitive. French president-elect Emmanuel Macron faces the first major test of his plans to overhaul the country's politics Thursday as his party reveals its candidates for parliamentary elections in June.

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  • Israel demands explanation from White House after spat over Trump trip
Israel demands explanation from White House after spat over Trump trip

Since his inauguration, Trump has faced a flood of warnings from top Arab diplomats and a personal appeal from Jordan's King Abdullah to not move the United States embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The report said the comment prompted shouting from the Israeli delegation helping with preparations for Trump's visit. Israel regards Jerusal...

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  • Trump's intel disclosure to Russian Federation put spy in danger
Trump's intel disclosure to Russian Federation put spy in danger

U.S. media outlets are reporting that the information Mr Trump passed on to the Russians originally came from Israeli intelligence - that ISIS was developing a way to get bombs on planes using laptops. Still, it will only heighten Trumps strained relations with intelligence workers and former officials, who view Russian Federation as an adversary. ...

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  • Trump to visit Jewish, Christian holy sites in Jerusalem
Trump to visit Jewish, Christian holy sites in Jerusalem

It is a private visit by the president, and it's not your business". While the controversy swirls, the identity of the U.S. official whose comments kicked off the uproar has not been revealed. The new U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, stepped out of the diplomatic protocol by visiting the Western Wall on Monday. Emotions run hot over t...

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  • Erdogan hopeful for breakthrough in dispute on arming Kurds
Erdogan hopeful for breakthrough in dispute on arming Kurds

The prime minister, Binali Yıldırım, sounded more realistic when he stated that Turkey can not possibly declare war on the U.S. Nevertheless, his words only express desperation. The possible worsening of relations between Turkey and the U.S. following the countries of the European Union can strengthen patriotism and nationalist sentiments not only ...

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  • Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Senate leader and a former state attorney general. Turns out we didn't have to imagine - as Comey publicly disclosed in March, the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation began last July .

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  • Senate moderates hold bipartisan health care talks
Senate moderates hold bipartisan health care talks

The Republicans hold a slim majority in the Senate of 52 to 48, and they'll need at least a majority vote to pass the bill under budget reconciliation guidelines. Curtailing federal support for Medicaid expansion could also lead states to restrict how many people can get long-term care, Prokop said; such care accounted for more than 21% of all Medi...

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  • Trump administration to cut funds for abortion aid overseas
Trump administration to cut funds for abortion aid overseas

In conjunction with the expansion, the State Department will be conducting a six month review of the impact of the policy's application by "identifying implementation issues" and will give special attention to newly affected programs, including President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ( PEPFAR ) and the President's Malaria Initiative.

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  • Trump hosting Turkey's Erdogan as tensions simmer
Trump hosting Turkey's Erdogan as tensions simmer

The Turkish government has also raised concerns about a USA criminal case against Reza Zarrab, a dual Turkish-Iranian national, arrested past year and charged with helping Iran process millions of dollar in transactions that violated US sanctions against Tehran.

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  • CBI, IT raids on Chidambaram, Lalu Prasad revive corruption debate
CBI, IT raids on Chidambaram, Lalu Prasad revive corruption debate

Reports quoting I-T officials said raids were conducted at 22 locations in Delhi and NCR including the properties and office premises after Laloo Prasad's son-in-law's admission of benami deals. The RJD is a constituent of Bihar's ruling Grand Alliance, which includes the JD-U and Congress, and is led by Nitish Kumar. The BJP had last week accu...

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  • Reynolds, Lively surprise McCarthy on TV show
Reynolds, Lively surprise McCarthy on TV show

After reporters ask SNL's Sanders where Spicer is, he's shown peering into the window - from behind a bush, of course. This time , it's a Russian nesting doll featuring the likes of President Trump, Jake the Dog from " Adventure Time ", Vladimir Putin, Slimer from "Ghostbusters ", and Pikachu.

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  • WaPost: Trump revealed classified information to Russian Federation during recent meeting
WaPost: Trump revealed classified information to Russian Federation during recent meeting

The news that Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian officials in a meeting last week prompted another round of weird scenes, just days after Trump's decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey sent his communications team into a tizzy.

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  • Donald Trump: I'll get deal done on Middle East peace
Donald Trump: I'll get deal done on Middle East peace

Trump expressed his desire to have Palestinians and Israelis draw on the Oslo Accords that Abbas signed onto as the Palestinian negotiator in 1993 and said he hoped the Palestinian leader would soon sign "the final and most important peace agreement".

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  • Journalist Javier Valdez shot to death in Mexico drug state
Journalist Javier Valdez shot to death in Mexico drug state

The official was not authorised to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, the Associated Press news agency reported. Mr Valdez was interviewed by Fox News last month, when Miroslava Breach became the 30th journalist murdered in the country since 2012 .

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  • Moors murderer Ian Brady has died at the age of 79
Moors murderer Ian Brady has died at the age of 79

He told BBC Two's Newsnight: "To know that your daughter was lost, alone and murdered and then actually her death was recorded, the grief can never ever be etched from your mind". However numerous attempts to prize the information from Brady have failed. Hindley, meanwhile, died in prison of pneumonia in 2002. The photograph would later lead poli...

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  • ICJ denies Pak request to play Jadhav's 'confessional' video
ICJ denies Pak request to play Jadhav's 'confessional' video

Qureshi also said India did not respond to communication from Pakistan in January this year seeking cooperation in the probe relating to Jadhav. India is seeking the suspension of the death sentence handed to Jadhav by a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) in April this year.

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  • Economic Activity in China Slows in Many Sectors in April
Economic Activity in China Slows in Many Sectors in April

However, production of steel, cement and glass all rose further, suggesting that construction was holding up for the moment, the same research house said. Natural gas productions gained six percent on year at 50.9 bcm for the January-April period, the data showed. Private sector investment grew 6.9 percent in the first four months to 8.81 trillio...

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