• Beyond 100 days, Trump faces more legislative challenges
Beyond 100 days, Trump faces more legislative challenges

Trump held that divisive tone throughout the speech, prompting former presidential adviser and senior CNN political analyst David Gergen to call the remarks "deeply disturbing" in a special prime-time edition of " CNN Newsroom" with John Berman and Poppy Harlow.

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  • Syrian FM says no foreign troops on the ground
Syrian FM says no foreign troops on the ground

Russia, with backing from Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran, brokered the deal for establishing de-escalation zones in mainly militant-held areas of Syria during ceasefire talks in the Kazakh capital city of Astana last week. The deal says those areas would be bordered by "security zones" with checkpoints and observation posts "ensured by t...

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  • SP expels six leaders post Shivpal's new front
SP expels six leaders post Shivpal's new front

Following the formation, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said, "We are politicians, we can easily identify "Aasteen ke Saanp" (foe in the disguise of a friend)". When asked if his brother Shivpal Yadav had chose to form a new front, Mr Yadav said that efforts should be made to strengthen the Samajwadi Party.

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  • Trump to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia, Vatican, meet with pope
Trump to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia, Vatican, meet with pope

One White House official said the trip is meant to show that Trump is not an isolationist leader. Trump will meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and other leaders where they are expected to discuss efforts to defeat terrorism and discredit radical ideologies, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to describe internal planning.

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  • Nicola Sturgeon: SNP backlash claims ludicrous
Nicola Sturgeon: SNP backlash claims ludicrous

Despite enduring a hugely disappointing election, Labour finds itself in the position of king-maker in many council areas and how these local authorities are run will depend on whether Labour throws its weight behind the SNP or the Tories. A few years ago, a Tory councillor being elected there would have been unthinkable. Scottish Labour leader K...

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  • Tillerson meets ASEAN ministers to seek support on North Korea
Tillerson meets ASEAN ministers to seek support on North Korea

Part of policy of maximum pressure on North Korea , Washington seeking to cut off Pyongyang's revenue streams The US Donald Trump administration is demanding reduced diplomatic ties with Pyongyang and the blocking of revenue streams to North Korea from Southeast Asian countries as part of its policy approach of "maximum pressure and engagement...

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  • North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt
North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt

They then infiltrated the "human scum" into North Korea, giving him instructions previous year on how to assassinate Kim, the spokesman said. The North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Kim visited military detachments on Jangjae and Mu islets and was briefed on the "recent movements of the enemy".

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  • Russian Federation says Syria de-escalation deal takes effect at midnight
Russian Federation says Syria de-escalation deal takes effect at midnight

Jordan is not part of the agreement signed in the Kazakh capital Astana to create deescalation zones in Syria , a top government official said on Saturday. The United States gave an extremely cautious welcome to the deal, citing concerns over Iran's role as a guarantor, even as it expressed hope that the agreement could set the stage for a settl...

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  • Putin supports plan to investigate reported abuse of gays
Putin supports plan to investigate reported abuse of gays

HRC has worked with the U.S. Administration, the U.S. Congress, the United Nations and our membership to raise up our voices to send a clear message that we have our #EyesOnChechnya and that the human rights violations must stop. Homophobia is widespread in Chechnya. Survivors have also told journalists and human rights organizations that the peo...

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  • Officer involved in fatal shooting of Texas teen fired
Officer involved in fatal shooting of Texas teen fired

Chief Haber said Oliver violated several department policies in the shooting , but wouldn't elaborate on the specific violations, citing the now terminated officer's right to appeal. It was originally reported that the vehicle Edwards was riding in backed down the road in an aggressive manner toward officers, prompting Oliver to fire his weapon...

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  • President Trump calls North Korean leader a 'pretty smart cookie'
President Trump calls North Korean leader a 'pretty smart cookie'

In a wide ranging interview for Face The Nation on CBS, he said he had not yet decided on whether the USA would launch military action against Kim Jong Un, but said he didn't want to give away "all our moves" anyway. Trump's comments come after North Korea carried out a test-launch of what U.S. officials said was a short-range ballistic missile...

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  • State Dept. deletes retweet promoting Ivanka Trump's book
State Dept. deletes retweet promoting Ivanka Trump's book

The inspirational quotes were not provided specifically for the book. On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order which lifts the risk of religious groups losing their tax-exempt status if they endorse particular political candidates.

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  • Death count marches upward to 38 amid Venezuela unrest
Death count marches upward to 38 amid Venezuela unrest

No to the constituent assembly*, during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas , Venezuela May 2, 2017. The demand of the protesters is the immediate presidential elections and the people of Venezuela have flooded the streets in a protest march against President Nicolas Maduro's government many time...

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  • House Passes Comp Time Bill
House Passes Comp Time Bill

Their agreement would have to be voluntary, and they would reserve the right to revoke their agreement at any time and receive cash for their unused "comp time". The bill dubbed the " Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 " passed by a 229 to 197 margin, without a single vote from Democrats. But most policy advances have been at the state an...

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  • FBI chief says he had to tell Congress of Clinton email news
FBI chief says he had to tell Congress of Clinton email news

Speaking at times with a raised voice, Comey said he faced two hard decisions when agents told him in October that they had found emails potentially connected to the Clinton case on a laptop belonging to former Rep. And he said the FBI does not expect to have anything to say about the Russian Federation investigation until that one was over. ...

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  • Kerala Congress-Mani's taking CPI-M support in panchayat poll upsets many
Kerala Congress-Mani's taking CPI-M support in panchayat poll upsets many

Kerala Congress-Mani candidate Zacharias Kuthiraveli won the post of Kottayam district panchayat President on Wednesday after Mani accepted Communist Party of India-Marxist support. CPM chose to support the KC (M) candidate after the party Secretariat met on Wednesday morning. Mani, however, said neither he nor his son Jose K Mani had taken any d...

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  • Trump says he will release tax reform package next week
Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

In his first visit to the Treasury Department next to the White House, Mr. Trump signed an executive order directing Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to begin a process of simplifying or eliminating some tax rules. Trump has pledged to return the United States to annual growth rates of three percent or higher, a feat many economists say is unrealis...

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  • US, China talk firmer United Nations response to North Korea's missiles: diplomats
US, China talk firmer United Nations response to North Korea's missiles: diplomats

The U.S.is negotiating with China on a possible stronger United Nations response, such as sanctions, the Reuters reported. China has also called for the USA to halt the deployment of the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD) in South Korea, as Beijing fears the system's radar could be used for espionage.

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  • China towers over Asian navies with new carrier launch
China towers over Asian navies with new carrier launch

In addition to carriers, China has also been constructing new destroyers, cruisers, and supply ships. The main body of the carrier has been completed, with equipment of major systems including propulsion and electricity installed. The aging Liaoning will likely become a training vessel, while China expedites the construction of at least one mor...

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  • Trump Says He's Brought 'Profound Change' to Washington
Trump Says He's Brought 'Profound Change' to Washington

The goal is to determine whether America is being treated fairly by its trading partners and the 164-nation World Trade Organization. In his first 100 days in office, Trump signed more executive orders than any president in the last 72 years, dating all the way back to Truman.

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  • President Trump's first 100 days: How would you grade his performance?
President Trump's first 100 days: How would you grade his performance?

Trump is set to visit the Ames tool factory in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, which has manufactured shovels since 1774, and then hold a campaign-style rally in Harrisburg, the state capital. In an interview with Reuters , Trump said he misses many things from his old life before being elected as the 45th U.S. president. According to polls conducted b...

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  • BC Liberal leader's encounter with woman goes viral on social media
BC Liberal leader's encounter with woman goes viral on social media

She then walked away. The incident comes just over a week before a close provincial election. "As a student of history ... what I believe is happening now is quite different from any other election we've ever had", he said . "He is always there for people". Clark says a Value-Added Tax, which is similar to the taxation system found in Europe...

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  • Turkey's EU Dream is Over, For Now, says Top Official
Turkey's EU Dream is Over, For Now, says Top Official

Erdogan and his supporters argue that a strong presidency will bring stability and more efficient government. "Turkey is not their (the EU's) doorman", he added. Erdogan was welcomed as a new member at a special ceremony at party headquarters in Ankara attended by hundreds of AKP officials led by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

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  • Rick Bayless breaks out dance moves at James Beard Awards after-party
Rick Bayless breaks out dance moves at James Beard Awards after-party

Last year, L.A. restaurants fared far better at the awards , with Goin winning Outstanding Chef , Dahlia Narvaez of Mozza winning Outsanding Pastry Chef and Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Jon & Vinny's, Animal and Son of a Gun taking home the title of Best Chef West.

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  • Can's stunner help Liverpool edge past Watford
Can's stunner help Liverpool edge past Watford

But Can's wonder goal ultimately made the difference as Liverpool capitalised on slip-ups from rivals Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal on Sunday in the race for a Premier League top-four finish. We needed luck, we tried to play the best football possible, it was tough to defend the challenges from their forwards, Deeney and Success....

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  • Why the Pittsburgh Steelers didn't draft an inside linebacker
Why the Pittsburgh Steelers didn't draft an inside linebacker

Sutton, the first cornerback drafted out of Tennessee since Jonathan Wade in 2007, accounted for seven interceptions, 127 tackles and 13 tackles for loss in his four-year play-making career at Tennessee. Hold onto your butts. Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick in the NFL football draft T.J. Watt speaks during a news conference Friday, Ap...

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  • Heavy clashes hit Rojava as Syrian Kurds respond to Turkish attacks
Heavy clashes hit Rojava as Syrian Kurds respond to Turkish attacks

Turkey considers the YPG part of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which is a terrorist organization. "We call on all forces to remain focused on the fight to defeat ISIS, which is the greatest threat to regional and worldwide peace, security", said Air Force Col John L.

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  • Higgins rolls back the years to seize initiative in World Championship final
Higgins rolls back the years to seize initiative in World Championship final

There is no denying Higgins' place among snooker's elite, and he would go second only to fellow Scot Stephen Hendry on the all-time list of ranking event winners should he lift the trophy. But records show that no player has come back to win from a first-session deficit as wide as 6-2 to take the title since that famous Taylor fightback.

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  • Nepal's top judge suspended after impeachment motion filed
Nepal's top judge suspended after impeachment motion filed

Top Army officials have chose to maintain vigil in view of the challenges to security from "unfolding events", the army's media wing said in a statement, without explaining what it meant by unfolding events quoted PTI. Resignation of the home minister came at a time when the government was planning to hold local elections on May 14 and June 14. K...

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  • Guterres condemned repeated ballistic missile test by North Korea in strongest terms
Guterres condemned repeated ballistic missile test by North Korea in strongest terms

The foreign minister said that denuclearization is the basic precondition for long-term peace and stability on the peninsula and "what we must accomplish to safeguard the global nuclear non-proliferation regime". On Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China's proposal "is gaining understanding and support of more and more ...

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  • North Korea holds drill to mark military anniversary day
North Korea holds drill to mark military anniversary day

But he also criticized Beijing for repeatedly refusing to use its influence to bring North Korea to the negotiating table and curb what McCain considers Pyongyang's bellicose behavior. The U.S. bolstered its military presence around the peninsula as a warning against a North Korean provocation. A senior Republican senator says he emerged from a d...

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  • Philippines' Duterte gives China free pass over sea row
Philippines' Duterte gives China free pass over sea row

But Manila took softer stance toward Beijing after Duterte took office previous year. While stressing the need to settle disputes peacefully, leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) - based on the Final Chairman's statement on the 30th ASEAN Summit released Sunday - opted to go soft on the issue of the South China Sea.

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  • May to tell Scots: Let UK and Scotland 'flourish together'
May to tell Scots: Let UK and Scotland 'flourish together'

Sturgeon replied: "The simple point that I am making is this: GERS does not tell us anything much about the finances of an independent Scotland". He has also said his party is aiming to regain the Scottish seats it lost in 2015. Commenting on the interview, Scottish Labour's general election campaign manager, James Kelly, said: "Alex Salmond's ca...

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  • US Congress agrees $1 trillion budget deal, likely averting government shutdown
US Congress agrees $1 trillion budget deal, likely averting government shutdown

To avert a shutdown , Congress passed a one-week extension Friday to fund the government through this week. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a $1 trillion plan funding the government through September. "The exclusion of many of President Trump's spending priorities suggests that Congressional leaders were willing - if not eage...

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  • Italian PM, Emmanuel Macron set to join hands for Europe's development
Italian PM, Emmanuel Macron set to join hands for Europe's development

The sitting President wasn't even in the race and all the candidates of mainstream parties were routed in the first round of the French presidential election. Macron is defending his plans for more retraining of workers struggling with France's chronic unemployment. Ethnic and minority groups have also targeted Ms.

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  • Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds
Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Videos emerged on Friday showing armored vehicles flying United States flags in a convoy with vehicles flying People's Protection Units (YPG) banners, claiming to be near the town of Darbasiyah in northeast Syria near the Turkish border. Forty terrorists were killed at Iraq's Mt. Sinjar, and another 49 at Syria's Mt. Karacok in April 25 airstrike...

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  • Venezuela Pulling Out of OAS Likely Move Toward Isolation
Venezuela Pulling Out of OAS Likely Move Toward Isolation

Speaking on state television on Wednesday evening, she said President Nicolas Maduro had ordered Venezuela's withdrawal and that a letter would be sent to the OAS on Thursday. Another demonstration was called for midday Wednesday in which Maduro's opponents planned to try again to march downtown to deliver a message to the nation's ombudsman, whose...

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  • French appeals court refuses extradition of ex-Kosovo PM Haradinaj
French appeals court refuses extradition of ex-Kosovo PM Haradinaj

Parties to the case have five days to appeal. Haradinaj was detained by French authorities on January 4, and the Colmar court the next day ordered him to remain in custody. A French court has refused to extradite Haradinaj to Serbia to face war crimes charges. Predominantly ethnic-Albanian Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

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  • Turkish warplanes kill 6 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq
Turkish warplanes kill 6 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

US officials said Turkey had informed the United States less than an hour in advance that it meant to carry out the bombing raids in the crowded airspace over northern Syria and Iraq. There were no casualties but minor material damage.YPG spokesman Redur Xelil said there was heavy Turkish artillery fire across the border into Syria on Wednesday...

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  • Teams using dogs, drones to look for missing Joliet toddler
Teams using dogs, drones to look for missing Joliet toddler

The house is right in the center of what had been a massive search area scoured by more than 100 officers, multiple teams of bloodhounds, divers and volunteers ever since the 16-month old was reported missing by her mother, Sheri Gordon, on Tuesday evening.

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  • Turkish party to challenge election decision
Turkish party to challenge election decision

Yildirim said the "the path to seek rights" should be limited to legal objections and urged the opposition to accept the vote's outcome. A failed coup a year ago allowed him to turn up the heat on opposition voices in the run-up to Sunday's vote.

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  • EPA seeks to derail cleanup of coal power plant pollution
EPA seeks to derail cleanup of coal power plant pollution

Eric Holcomb and U.S. Sen. Residents and environmentalists are calling for more support and testing. Prior to his appointment by President Donald Trump to serve as the nation's chief environmental regulator, Pruitt was attorney general of Oklahoma and closely aligned with the state's oil and gas industry.

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  • Fitbit data used as evidence in Ellington murder case
Fitbit data used as evidence in Ellington murder case

At home, he heard a noise and went upstairs to investigate. Dabate claimed he saw a masked man, about 6-foot-2, wearing all camouflage including a mask and gloves. At 9:01 a.m. Richard Dabate logged into Outlook from an IP address assigned to the internet at the house. And they're using Fitbit data in court as evidence.

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  • Turkey: 1000 detained over suspected links to Gulen
Turkey: 1000 detained over suspected links to Gulen

Over 1,000 Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO) suspects were arrested in simultaneous police raids across Turkey, the Interior Minister said on Wednesday. The latest detentions came 10 days after voters narrowly backed plans to expand Erdogan's already wide powers in a referendum which opposition parties and European election observers said was ...

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  • US may need to strengthen defenses against North Korea threat: Admiral
US may need to strengthen defenses against North Korea threat: Admiral

Senate was receiving a briefing on the administration's strategy for North Korea. Earlier, South Korea announced the installation of key parts of a contentious U.S. The team was due to speak later to House members in the Capitol. South Korea says key parts of a contentious USA missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North K...

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  • Euro surges, yen dives as French election fears abate
Euro surges, yen dives as French election fears abate

Defeated candidates - conservative Francois Fillon and Socialist Benoit Hamon - did not even wait for Sunday's count to urge their supporters to rally behind Mr Macron. During his address, Mr Hollande claimed the purchasing power of the French people would be directly hit if Ms Le Pen wins the run-off vote on 7 May - with "unprecedented price i...

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  • Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan
Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan

To calculate the new data, Hamm and her team identified swing counties "in which the vote margin swung at least 15 percentage points toward the Republican candidate from 2012 to 2016" and crunched the tax plan numbers based on average incomes and child care expenses, which top $6,000 in the Midwestern and Appalachia regions in which most swing di...

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  • Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies
Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies

Canada did this without negotiating the change, which is expected with any type of trade agreement. "In fact, Ontario-US two-way trade in agricultural products in 2016 was worth $28.8 billion - specifically, $11.2 billion in exports to the US and $17.6 billion in imports from the US to Ontario".

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  • 14 killed in Taliban attack in Pakistan's tribal belt
14 killed in Taliban attack in Pakistan's tribal belt

The improvised explosive device (IED) blast targeted the van in Kontara village in central Kurram Agency. The outlawed militant group, Jamaatul Ahrar, which is a breakaway faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed responsibility for the attack.

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  • UN Welcomes a 1 billion Commitment to Help Yemen
UN Welcomes a 1 billion Commitment to Help Yemen

Antonio Guterres and top diplomats from Switzerland and Sweden are co-hosting a pledging conference in the Swiss city that's aimed at helping assemble $2.1 billion in a United Nations relief appeal that was launched this year. In February, U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien told reporters about the extent of the crisis in the war-tor...

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