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Trump pleased with results of 1st overseas trip

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The president also expressed optimism about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, recalling his visit to Israel and his meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, a city he noted is "so precious to so many". Trump is wrapping up his first trip overseas as president and returning to the USA on Saturday. The president said recent terrorist attacks in England and Egypt underscored the need for the U.S. Read More »

United Kingdom terror threat level reduced to 'severe'; 11 in custody

Greater Manchester Police had arrested another man overnight on suspicion of terrorism offences as part of its ongoing investigation into the attack . London police say extra security is being added for major sporting events this weekend including the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. The police chief in Manchester says there has been an increase in reported hate crimes since the suicide bombing at a pop concert in the city. Read More »

Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await

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Trump first traveled to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican to visit their leaders. At a Group of Seven summit in the resort town of Taormina on the island of Sicily, Mr Trump pushed back against six U.S. "Money is actually starting to pour into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation from countries that would not have been doing what they're doing now, had I not been elected, I can tell you that", the president said . Read More »

G7 makes "substantial progress" on trade talks - French source

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The French leader says he believes the arguments made by the six other members enabled Trump to understand the importance of that issue and the necessity the Paris agreement for the US economy. "He came here to learn", Cohn said. "There is no doubt that this will be the most challenging G-7 summit in years", said Donald Tusk, president of the European Council. Read More »

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural

Ms Merkel, who stood emotionless during the speech, earlier issued her own challenge to the U.S. president, saying that member states including Germany had already pledged to work toward the 2 per cent target by 2024 and that outlays on security more generally also count toward the goal. Read More »

Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

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The other four Democratic "yes" votes came from Sens. J Street in a statement praised the committee for amending the language but said the bill could still do more harm than good, noting the victory in Iranian elections this weekend of the relatively moderate incumbent president, Hassan Rouhani. Read More »

Trump, G7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

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Trump himself has previously been criticised for what appear to be aggressive handshakes with world leaders. President Donald Trump on Thursday lectured a group of leaders from member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization over not contributing their " fair share " in defense spending. Read More »

Trump hopeful for Israel-Palestine peace

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On "Late Night", Seth Meyers made fun of Trump's historic visit to the Western Wall, tying it to the president's pledge to build a wall along the border with Mexico and make Mexico pay for it." President Trump visited the Jewish holy site the Western Wall in East Jerusalem today ". Read More »

Trump speaks alongside PM Netanyahu in Israel

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President Donald Trump and his wife Melania will arrive tomorrow on an historic visit to the State of Israel". Barack Obama previously visited the Western Wall as a presidential candidate, and had his prayer note stolen and published. When he met Abbas this month in Washington , he stopped shortly of explicitly recommitting his administration to a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict, a long-standing foundation of USA policy. Read More »

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

While Ri comes from a better-regarded school, he and the other two were hand-picked by the North Korean leader himself. Most of his conversation with Duterte focused on how to deal with North Korea and whether China can exert more leverage on Kim's regime. Read More »

Alabama-Florida State open ABC's Saturday night football

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The matchup will take place on a neutral field in Arlington, Texas. Miami at Florida State, ABC, 8 p.m. Florida, playing in its 10th super regional, won the WCWS in 2014 and 2015. Although Florida has been in a super regional in 10 of the past 11 seasons, Stephanie Brombacher, Lauren Haeger, Stacey Nelson and Hannah Rogers are the only other pitchers to win a game in the round for the Gators. Read More »

Manchester attack intelligence leaks 'deeply troubling', says Donald Trump

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May says the measures include replacing police officers who now guard "key sites" with members of the military operating under police command. In a statement released after Trump arrived at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance, the president said he would seek an official review to stop leaks that he said posed a serious security threat. Read More »

Jared Kushner now under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe, say officials

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The FBI's reported scrutiny of Kushner follows a Washington Post report last week in which a senior White House official close to the president was described as a "person of interest". Flynn has so far refused to turn over documents related to Senate Intelligence Committee, invoking the Fifth Amendment in his rejection of a Senate subpoena. Read More »

Did Melania Dodge Trump's Hand Again?

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White House aides have played down expectations for significant progress on the peace process during Trump's stop, casting it as more symbolic than substantive. After Melania Trump appeared to swat her husband's outstretched hand yesterday during a trip to the Middle East, the Internet was quick to add the incident to the "unhappy Melania" narrative that started when she was visibly frowning during the inauguration. Read More »

North Korea accused of breaching South Korean border

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DPRK are the initials for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The North Korean army launched the missile in an easterly direction from a site near Pukchang at 4:59 pm local time, Efe quoted the North Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff as saying. Read More »

Ranking GOP Sens Urge Trump to Exit Paris Climate Accord

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The agreement aims to reduce pollution in an effort to keep the global temperature within 2 degrees Celsius of what it was during the industrial revolution. Is the Paris accords binding? "Even if the United States stays in the Paris Agreement, no one really knows what the administration's stance will be", said Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington . Read More »

Trump, French President Macron Have Intense Handshake

The decision described Mr Trump's executive order in forceful terms, saying it uses "vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination". As NATO leaders congregated, Trump forcefully slapped a hand on the shoulder of Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, pushed him aside, and barreled his way through to the front of the group. Read More »

Child gets heart transplant donor after visit with First Lady

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Mrs. Trump said she held hands with one unidentified boy who was awaiting a heart transplant, and read a book to him. "To spend time speaking to and coloring with children who have such a positive spirit despite illness was an incredible gift", she said in the statement. Read More »

'We can use peace': Trump and Pope Francis meet

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President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday and they exchange gifts. The two men have had a rather rocky relationship. When the duo left their meeting and posed for a picture together, Trump had a smile from ear to ear but the pope did not look impressed. The President and his entourage, including his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka , were led down frescoed corridors to the private study which the Pope uses for official occasions. Read More »

Russian probe: Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos

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Coats also later told the committee that if the president reached out to a director of national security, that any "political shaping" of shared intelligence "would not be appropriate". Before the special counsel appointment, Mueller worked at the law firm WilmerHale, whose attorneys represent former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, both of whom work in the White House. Read More »

Education secretary grilled over proposed budget cuts

Thomas Massie from Kentucky introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to "abolish the Department of Education by December 2018". President Trump believes that every student - regardless of background or circumstance - deserves to fulfill his or her potential. Read More »

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

The Trump administration also has pressed China , North Korea's closest ally, to rein in Pyongyang. In February, North Korea used a launcher truck to fire a midrange solid-fuel missile that it calls the Pukguksong (Polaris)-2, a land-based version of a submarine-launched missile the country revealed earlier. Read More »

Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0

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James had 22 points in the first half, when he also collected six assists and had three blocked shots, including a chase-down rejection of Bradley that was reminiscent of the one against Andre Iguodala in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. "Ultimately, they were terrific. It's for you guys to write about and not for me to be concerned about". Gordon, in his first season as a non-starter, set the record for most 3-pointers for a player off the bench. Read More »

United Nations condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

North Korea's latest missile ready for mass-production. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises the test-firing of the Pukguksong-2 ballistic missile in an image released by state-run KCNA on Monday. A new liberal government in Seoul had said it wanted improved relations with their reclusive neighbour, but those hopes now look forlorn. It already possesses missiles capable of reaching South Korea and Japan, where a large number of US troops are stationed. Read More »

North Korea fires midrange missile in its latest test

The missile reached a maximum altitude of 560 km and flew for around 500 km, and given the launch angle, South Korea believes its maximum range would be 2,500 km, which is enough to target South Korea or Japan. To reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula, the council demanded that Pyongyang halt its nuclear and missile tests. In a separate statement, the USA military also said the JCS chiefs talked about trilateral defense cooperation measures to tackle increasing North Korean nuclear and ... Read More »

Russia May Have Recruited Trump Aides to Influence Election — Ex-CIA Director

FBI and congressional investigations are looking into the alleged Russian meddling. Any possible collusion is now being pursued by the bureau, as well as separate House and Senate investigations. He said he was "very concerned" about the disclosure of information. "I said that all Americans, regardless of political affiliation or whom they might support in the election, cherished their ability to elect their own leaders without outside interference", Brennan says. Read More »

Trump to head overseas without announcing new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

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U.S. President Donald Trump listens to questions from the media as he meets with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (not pictured) in the Oval Office in Washington, DC, U.S., May 18, 2017. Mr. Trump's dismissal of Mr. Comey, who was just four years into a 10-year term, comes amid the ongoing investigation into whether Trump campaign associates played a role in Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

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

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It must be clear that Rosenstein will have final say on the FBI's Russian Federation inquiries. Johnson calls Trump's possible recording of conversations a "complete hypothetical" and wouldn't comment on if it should be investigated. "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" If the current administration did make tapes, Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer told CNN on Sunday, "the president ... Read More »

Trump arrives in Israel amid tight security

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump was prepared to invest his personal efforts into Middle East peace if Israeli and Palestinian leaders were ready to be serious about engaging in the process. Trump will visit Israel and the Occupied Territories this week - the president will be in Jerusalem on 22 May and in Bethlehem on 23 May - but expectations that the visit will clarify the new American administration's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are low. Read More »

Billy Bush Says That Access Hollywood Trump Tape Is Not Locker-Room Banter

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Despite being fired, Bush said he remains in contact with "Today" show co-hosts Matt Lauer and Hoda Kotb. "I've been watching very little TV in the morning because I get up and meditate, and then I do yoga", he says. You claim that the incident made you a " better, fuller man ", Billy Bush. "Are they sizing me up?'" Bush reflected. To me, "strength of character" would be acting as an ally to women in the inherently sexist world they were already born into by protecting them on the most ... Read More »

Sainsbury's fiance says she is innocent

Speaking with Neil Mitchell from Colombia, Channel 9's Seb Costello said those being critical of the story had missed the point. The woman, whose identity is protected, says she treated Cassie "like a little sister". A photo of Sainsbury taken in prison. Additionally, it was not revealed why when in Bogota Cassie was paying for her hotel accommodation two days at a time, although it was suggested by Broadbridge in a series of texts that Cassie was awaiting money in her bank account. Read More »

Click-It or Ticket Seat Belt Law

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Numerous extra officers will be out during this period and enforcement of these violations will be strict. All occupants ages 8 years and older are required to use a seat belt in any position within the vehicle. "The majority of these tragedies likely could have been avoided had these children been properly restrained", she said. Men continue to outnumber women in not wearing seat belts-52 percent to 42 percent. Read More »

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

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Iran denies any involvement in terrorism and says its missile programme, which US President Donald Trump recently targeted with new sanctions, is purely for defence purposes. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to hold his first press conference in the presence of representatives of domestic and foreign media since his landslide election victory and winning a second term in office . Read More »

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

The personal praise and deference to Trump - the fact that elderly King Salman came to the airport to greet the president, and reached out to shake the hand of the bare-headed First Lady Melania - underlined that, like Mahmoud Abbas at the White House earlier this month , the Saudis have recognized the importance of keeping on the new USA leader's good side, and maximizing the flattery. Read More »

Chaffetz to resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

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None of the Republicans running for office should expect an endorsement from Chaffetz until a nominee has been selected, he said. The announcement by Chaffetz, 50, was the latest twist of the Republican-controlled congressional investigations into Trump. Read More »

NCTO welcomes Trump's decision to renegotiate NAFTA

On Thursday, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer sent a letter to lawmakers, giving Congress a 90-day consultation period before renegotiations are initiated on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Agricultural organizations are hoping the modernization efforts preserve all of the positive benefits of the agreement. "This is our position", he said, arguing that continent-wide supply chains should make North America the most competitive region in the world. Read More »

Cloud Computing takes Preakness as Derby victor Always Dreaming fades

Pletcher was still struggling to find an obvious explanation for Always Dreaming's poor performance Saturday, but acknowledged that he was concerned with what he was seeing early in the race. Trainer Mark Casse said he was surprised he was not more disappointed. "Of course", he said. Casse, had been eager for this race after the Derby, where everything that could have gone wrong did. Read More »

Tillerson: Curbing Iran a focus of Trump trip

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He said the president is convinced when the "three great faiths of this world" and those who practice them come together, the world can "prevail over this - these forces of evil and these forces of terrorism and destabilization". However, he has publically avoided mentioning the free world's concerns about the region's shortcoming on woman and human right's violations. "We did not know terrorism and extremism until the Khomeini revolution reared its head", he said. Read More »

Bomb Goes Off In Military Hospital Injuring Elderly Patients

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Investigators found remnants of batteries and wires at the scene of the blast on the ground floor of Phramongkutklao Hospital, said Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, the deputy national police chief. The Kingdom remains under military rule as new laws are being drafted to prepare for fresh elections, expected some next year. The one region where daily violence and large bomb blasts persist is the country's "Deep South", where Malay Muslim militants have fought a long insurgency. Read More »

Local elections: Sturgeon plays down Tory success in Scotland

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The party had 43 candidates for the 85 seats in Glasgow, and needed to win all of the them to keep control of the council. The Tories gained 164 local government seats north of the border in Thursday's polls, though the SNP still comfortably won the most votes and seats in Scotland. Read More »

Green calls for impeachment on floor of Congress

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BST: Republican Kevin McCarthy suggested that money had exchanged hands between Mr Trump and Mr Putin before last year's presidential election, it emerged overnight. Kurilla recalled that the US President's impeachment never took place at the time because although "the vote was purely partisan which is why there were no prospects". Read More »

Young girl pulled off Steveston wharf by sea lion

It was around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 when Fujiwara was with the others and saw the sea lion. On the video , screams erupt from the crowd as the animal grabs the girl. A man, presumably a relative, jumps straight into the water after her and rescues her immediately. Before you watch, just know that her family members and some heroic bystanders immediately pulled her out of the water. Read More »

Tories make gains in United Kingdom local elections

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Despite notable Tory success in the Scottish council elections, the huge SNP leads in parliamentary seats protect Nicola Sturgeon against losses, the analysis said. economy in three years. With numerous results now in, the Conservatives have the most reason to be cheerful: They've gained several hundred seats, as well as a shock mayoral win in Labour's North East heartland. Read More »

Experts predict instability in the legislature after BC election

But all of it may be a moot point with more than 170,000 absentee ballots that won't even be counted until May 22, some of the razor-thin ridings may flip entirely, delivering one party or another a majority of seats in the legislature. Clark also deflected questions about her role in the Liberal Party's loss of seats. For the first time in provincial history, the Greens expanded their seat count from one to three, which gives them the balance of power. Read More »

Rajnath speaks to Parrikar over Goa bridge collapse

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Two people died and 35 rescued. Guard were under way until last reports came in.CM Manohar Parrikar, who briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the tragedy, said there would be very few casualties. The Navy also said that they have instituted separate patrolling and lookout for crocodiles in the river. Two persons had drowned while around 20 swam to safety after the bridge, connecting Sanvordem and Curchorem villages in South Goa district, collapsed. Read More »

Donald Trump Did Not Put National Security At Risk, Top Official Says

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Most alarmingly, officials said, Trump revealed the city in the Islamic State's territory where the USA intelligence partner detected the threat. "Risking sources and methods is inexcusable, particularly with the Russians". "As President I wanted to share with Russian Federation (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining.to terrorism and airline flight safety", Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday. Read More »