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New Hamas program to contain softer language, some old goals

New Hamas program to contain softer language, some old goals

The policy platform was announced by the head of the movement's political bureau, Khaled Meshal, at a press conference in Doha. Hamas reportedly also will agree to a "transitional" Palestinian state along the 1967 borders. "There shall be no recognition of the legitimacy of the Zionist entity", the document says. ISRAELI prison guards tried and failed to sideline Palestinian hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouti, the chairman of the protesting inmates' media solidarity committee said ... Read More

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ESCALATION IN SYRIA: Erdogan I - The Phantom Menace of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

This Friday, April 28, 2017 frame grab from video, shows Syrian children waving as USA forces patrol on a rural road in the village of Darbasiyah, in northern Syria. The YPG is distrusted by Turkish-backed anti-government forces in Syria, who say the group is an ally of President Bashar al-Assad's government. Anger at Barack Obama's policy of using the Kurds as US proxies had given way to hope that the new president would either send USA forces to do the job, or switch loyalties to localised ... Read More

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Turkey's EU dream is over, for now, top official says

Speaking at the ceremony, Erdogan said: "Today, I return to the party that I founded, my home, my passion, my love, which I had to leave according to our Constitution on August 27, 2014, when I was elected President". If you open, then great. "We have to see what could be done in the future, to see if we can restart some kind of cooperation", Hahn said on Saturday, saying that he had not had meetings on the economy with NATO-member Turkey since January a year ago, normally a fixture of ... Read More

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'The Sword Stands Ready': Mike Pence Issues Pointed Warning to North Korea

North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States. North Korea held a massive military parade Saturday, exhibiting some new long-range and submarine-based missiles. Recent developments, however, have may have confused that message. But it's not swords Pyongyang should be anxious about - and it's not the USS Carl Vinson carrier group, which has been puttering around the Indian Ocean despite assurances from the White House that an "armada" was steaming ... Read More

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Ivanka Trump came up with a misguided compromise for Planned Parenthood

Ivanka Trump came up with a misguided compromise for Planned Parenthood

And if that results in a government shutdown, Chambers says the blame is on Congress - not the White House. The Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas announced on Tuesday the restoration of abortion services in Waco. "The fact that Planned Parenthood's clients are decreasing and its cancer screenings are down by large numbers while abortions are up 27 percent is more evidence that the corporation's focus is abortion, not women's health care", Rose said. Read More

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Central Intelligence Agency chief in S.Korea for 'internal meeting': United States embassy

Central Intelligence Agency chief in S.Korea for 'internal meeting': United States embassy

As Pyongyang threatens to carry out a sixth nuclear test that would further enflame tensions on the Korean peninsula, Trump appeared to offer the prospect of a diplomatic off-ramp. "We have word of them beginning to reduce the amount of commercial travel that exists between North Korea", Pence said in a special broadcast of "CBS This Morning", live from the White House. Read More

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North Korea says United States bombers pushing peninsula to 'brink of nuclear war'

South Korean media reports said the CIA chief arrived in South Korea over the weekend for meetings with the head of South Korea's National Intelligence Service and high-level officials in the presidential office. In recent weeks, North Korea has conducted major military drills, test-fired missiles in violation of United Nations resolutions and taken preparatory steps toward a fifth nuclear test, steps that have fueled growing USA concerns and prompted Trump to send an aircraft carrier to ... Read More

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Donald Trump tweets country needs a good 'shutdown'

Donald Trump tweets country needs a good 'shutdown'

President Trump on Tuesday raised the specter of a government shutdown in September or an immediate end to filibusters in the Senate so that he might gain more leverage in the next round of budget talks. Trump and his team felt a need to demonstrate an accomplishment besides the appointment of Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch, a welcome gift from the canny Republican leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell. Read More

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United have plenty of 'incentive', says Young

United have plenty of 'incentive', says Young

Now just one point off fourth place in the Premier League, United have already won the League Cup and will be gunning for the Europa League final to secure Champions League football next term. He continued: "I can not isolate our performance from the context". Ashley Young believes Manchester United could have been fighting for more than Champions League qualification had his side not "thrown away" so many points. Read More

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Trump, Kim Jong Un unlikely to meet 'any time soon': White House

Trump, Kim Jong Un unlikely to meet 'any time soon': White House

US President Donald Trump earlier on Friday condemned the ballistic missile launched by North Korea, saying that it has disrespected the wishes of China. As the tension between North Korea and the United States has increased, many believe it will lead to World War 3. "There is nothing right now facing this country and facing the region that is a bigger threat than what is happening in North Korea", White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told ABC's "This Week". Read More

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Palestinians say dozens wounded at protests for prisoners

Palestinians say dozens wounded at protests for prisoners

Hamas, the militant group built around violent resistance to Israel, sought Monday to present a more moderate public face, taking its next shot in an intensifying struggle for leadership of the Palestinian cause and global recognition. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed) A masked Palestinian walks during clashes with Israeli forces following a support rally for prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in the West Bank village of Beita, southeast of Nablus city, Friday, April 28, 2017. Read More

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Old-Guard Rallies Around Newcomer Macron For French Runoff

Old-Guard Rallies Around Newcomer Macron For French Runoff

Meanwhile, Le Pen's flagship tax measure is a tax on companies employing foreign workers in France , under which employers would be taxed at 10 percent of the wages paid to each foreign worker they employ. Macron has also come under fire from potential allies and Le Pen for acting as if victory next month was already in the bag after visiting a restaurant on the Left Bank on Sunday night after his first round triumph, handing ammunition to his opponents who described it as shallow, arrogant ... Read More

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President Trump Vows Continued Fight for Freedom

President Trump Vows Continued Fight for Freedom

He's also reassuring members that he's fight for them, saying: "you came through for me, and I am going to come through for you". Winkler also predicted that they would push for ending gun-free zones in schools and the military, loosening federal background check requirements and removing regulations on gun suppressors, NPR reports. Read More

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Berlin: Ivanka Trump booed for defending her father

According to a senior administration official, Trump recently pitched the idea to World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, who then discussed it with other leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "I think there is a global humanitarian crisis that's happening, and we have to come together". President Donald Trump has tweeted that he's proud of his daughter's leadership on improving women's place in the economy. Read More

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China urges United States to show restraint in North Korea issue

Landers/U.S. Navy via AP). U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday called North Korea a "real threat to the world", asking for tougher United Nations sanctions. "China is the key to this", said Republican Sen. Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California agreed. Admiral Harry Harris, the top US commander in the Pacific, said on Wednesday the carrier was in the Philippine Sea, within two hours' striking distance of North Korea if needs be. Read More

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One Killed, 3 Injured In Stabbing On UT Campus; Suspect In Custody

At 3:15 p.m., UT police said there was no longer a threat to campus. Austin Police Chief David Carter said in a press conference that all of the victims were students believed to be about age 20, according to ABC . Two students were released from the hospital later Monday. University of Texas police are defending how they used the campus warning system during a deadly stabbing rampage. Read More

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Syria's Assad Regime Possess Several Tonnes Of chemical weapons

Syria's Assad Regime Possess Several Tonnes Of chemical weapons

The disarmament, which was carried out during a chaotic conflict, always has been the subject of some doubt, and there is evidence that the Islamic State group and other insurgents have acquired chemical weapons. The executive council is to meet again on Thursday to vote on a draft decision which is being discussed. The gas, like all chemical weapons, is banned under global law. Read More

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HRW To Trump: Seek Accountability Not WH Visit For Duterte

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus did his best to evade the thrust of the question when asked on ABC's "This Week" if human rights were no longer a concern for the Trump administration. Asked if the rare Chinese naval visits were a sign that Duterte was backing away from Washington , Department of National Defence spokesman Arsenio Andolong said: "We are not veering away from the USA but rather we are expanding our relations with our fellow nations in the global community". Read More

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One person killed, 3 injured in University of Texas stabbing

Posted 2:45 p.m. "In less than two minutes, we had a police officer on the scene". White was being questioned by police and formal charges related to the attack were likely to come later. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Read More

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Dallas paramedic shot, suspect found dead with 2nd body

Dallas paramedic shot, suspect found dead with 2nd body

The paramedic and the wounded citizen were in the intensive care unit at a local hospital. The condition of the firefighter is not known at this time, but Dallas Fire-Rescue says he was taken to Baylor Medical Center for treatment. While waiting in the shade of a gas station sign across the street from a police barricade, Salazar says her mother was OK and is watching the news, "but this stuff happens here all the time". Read More

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Trump on Civil War: Why couldn't they have worked that out?

Trump faced immediate backlash on Monday for his comments on the Civil War during an interview with the Washington Examiner. Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord tried to defend President Donald Trump's historically illiterate comments about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War on Tuesday, but he mostly flailed around wildly and left his fellow CNN panelist utterly baffled. Read More

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How Brexit row could impact United Kingdom general election

The newspaper claimed Mr Juncker said: "I leave". At the time, her aides described the meeting as " constructive " - but a report in Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung painted a much more negative picture. He said "the more the Commission's negotiating style comes out in the press, the quicker this transition will be". On citizens' rights there were "25 different sub-topics that altogether form something that is just a part of the negotiation", Mr Schinas said. Read More

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White House expects vote on healthcare bill this week

White House expects vote on healthcare bill this week

The office of House Speaker Paul Ryan said that no vote was scheduled as of Monday and that a it would be scheduled "when we have the needed votes". "It will be every bit as good on pre-existing conditions as Obamacare", he said. President Donald Trump said on CBS's " Face the Nation " on Sunday that the new GOP health care bill "guarantees" coverage for people like Daniel. Read More

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