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In draft of speech, Trump using softer language about Islam

Air Force One touched down at the King Khalid airport in Riyadh at 2:45 a.m. ET (9:45 a.m. local time), where Trump was greeted on the tarmac by King Salman and other high-level Saudi officials. Arriving in the capital Riyadh , President Trump travelled with the aim of building stronger US-Saudi ties to combat terrorism in the region. Saudi-US trade topped $35bn a year ago, but the two countries want to bolster their economic ties as part of creating new jobs for their citizens. Read More

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Macron's first non-Europe trip focuses on fighting extremism

France's new president Emmanuel Macron has chosen for his first offic. The new president discussed the issue with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday during his first visit to a foreign leader since taking power. The troops are part of Operation Barkhane, the counter-terror operation whose mission is to target jihadist groups operating in the Sahel region south of the Sahara. Read More

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Irish PM Enda Kenny announces resignation

Irish PM Enda Kenny announces resignation

Minister McHugh said he believed Minister Varadkar would be an outstanding leader of the country who understood issues affecting people right across the State and in particular Inishowen, having worked as a junior doctor in Carndonagh. Earlier, Ministers Donohoe and Charlie Flanagan declared their backing for Mr Varadkar in the Fine Gael leadership race. "I hope he has a long and happy retirement after what he has done for the country over the last number of years". Read More

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Trump decries 'single greatest witch hunt' in USA history

In addition, Comey wrote a memo detailing Trump's comments to him in February saying " I hope you can let this go ", referring to the Flynn probe, a source who saw the memo said on Tuesday. "I think he'll be broadly supported, he has impeccable credentials, a storied history", Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Thursday on TODAY. Read More

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Ex-RJD MP convicted in 22-year-old murder case

Ex-RJD MP convicted in 22-year-old murder case

Ashok Singh's mother also expressed her thanks to the court for convicting the RJD leader and hoped the court awarded him death penalty on May 23. Ashok Singh, then Janata Dal MLA from Masrakh in north Bihar's Saran district, 93 km from Patna, was killed in a bomb attack at his official residence -5 Mangles Road - in the state capital on July 3, 1995. Read More

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Macron says France uncompromising against jihadists in Mali

Macron says France uncompromising against jihadists in Mali

The newly minted French leader also said France was determined to act for continued security in the region, and would seek to strengthen cooperation with France's European Union partner Germany to that end. Macron is visiting France's largest overseas military mission and following up on his campaign promise that fighting terror would be a top priority. Read More

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Theresa May setting up 'war between generations', says Jeremy Corbyn

Socialist Party members are out campaigning in support of Jeremy Corbyn's key demands: including the renationalisation of the railways and Royal Mail, more money for the NHS and the abolition of tuition fees and zero-hour contracts. Their manifesto is a typical nasty party attempt to set generations against each other. "Some claim that cutting support for the elderly is necessary to give more help to the young. Read More

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French Socialists prepare to expel Manuel Valls

French Socialists prepare to expel Manuel Valls

Valls is planning to run in the Essonne department, his fiefdom south of Paris, but Republic on the Move officials said his nomination won't be automatic. Kinya Seto, president of major housing equipment maker Lixil Group Corp., told reporters, "I'm relieved that France opted not to take an extreme approach". Read More

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Auto bombings in Baghdad kill 11 people

Auto bombings in Baghdad kill 11 people

In Baghdad , suicide vehicle bombers attacked in the area of a checkpoint in the city's southern Abu Dsheer area, killing 24 people and wounding 20, Brigadier General Saad Maan told AFP . No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but it bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which has claimed similar bombings in the past. Read More

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Macron's Cabinet: 11 men, 11 women cross political spectrum

Macron's Cabinet: 11 men, 11 women cross political spectrum

His politics have been described as liberal and progressive, though he has said he hopes to transcend the divides of the left and right political parties. The post Macron names cabinet, supporters in key ministries appeared first on Vanguard News. At a meeting recorded in a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary about Macron's campaign, 65-year-old Bayrou struck a paternal tone with the 39-year-old, saying: "It's a odd thing, the presidency". Read More

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President Trump told Russians Comey is 'a real nut job'

The meeting will likely play a role in the USA federal government's investigation into Trump's suspected ties to Russian Federation. The revelation came just two days after the Justice Department announced that former FBI Director, Robert Mueller, had been appointed special counsel to lead the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Read More

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Boko Haram Releases 82 Girls Kidnapped In Nigeria

Boko Haram Releases 82 Girls Kidnapped In Nigeria

Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the 82 girls' freedom, a Nigerian government official said Sunday. The government secured the release with mediation by the International Committee of the Red Cross. "We hope the remaining girls will soon be released", Mr Mark said. Reacting in a statement on Sunday, Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili, conveners of BBOG, while describing the release of the girls as a "heartwarming development", reminded the federal government on the ... Read More

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Senators Urge Turkish President To Hold His Bodyguards Accountable For DC Violence

District of Columbia police announced in a statement it was working with US Secret Service and State Department personnel "to identify and hold all subjects accountable for their involvement in the altercation". They "began aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the President". A day after protests at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., turned violent, the State Department is criticizing Turkey's government. Read More

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Is North Korea behind WannaCry ransomware cyberattack? Hidden codes suggest so

The attackers take over the IT systems and encrypt the files, meaning users cannot access them. "This type of ransomware/jailbreak attack is not at all part of the M.O. Mr. Choi added that the world should stop underestimating North Korea's capabilities. More attacks were possible, Choi said, "especially given that, unlike missile or nuclear tests, they can deny their involvement in attacks in cyberspace and get away with it". Read More

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The latest on Pippa Middleton's wedding and the wedding gown

Middleton was plunged into the public eye at her sister's wedding, which had an estimated worldwide television audience of two billion. Pippa looked stunning in a white lace gown by British fashion designer Giles Deacon. For Pippa's big day, Harry sported a gray trousers, a black coat with long tails, and a bright blue tie. A view of St Mark's Church in Englefield, England ahead of the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews Saturday, May 20, 2017. Read More

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Information Trump shared with Russians came from Israel, official says

Information Trump shared with Russians came from Israel, official says

The highly classified information about an Islamic State plot was collected by Israel, a crucial source of intelligence and close partner in the fight against some of the America's fiercest threats in the Middle East. He said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser for strategy, remember the meeting the same way. He said Trump discussed a range of subjects with the Russians, including "common efforts and threats regarding counter-terrorism". Read More

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Colorado man to be freed early now in immigration custody

Colorado man to be freed early now in immigration custody

He is released from prison but arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Lima-Marin never applied for citizenship, his father, Eli Borges, told The Denver Post . Department of Homeland Security has little power over cases of deportation of Cuban nationals. According to the Post , the US does not control whether or not Cuba will accept a deportee, so it is possible that Lima-Marin, 38, could spend up to six months in ICE custody and then be put on an order of supervision that ... Read More

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Chinese, S. Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

Chinese, S. Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

Envoy Tony Blair also told Special Envoy Hong Seok-hyun during his 10-minute meeting at the White House that he would not hold talks with North Korea for talks. US President Donald Trump warned in an interview with Reuters in late April that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible, but said he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute over its nuclear and missile programmes. Read More

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Erdogan Bodyguards Fight Protesters Outside Embassy

Erdogan Bodyguards Fight Protesters Outside Embassy

In an interview with Turkish broadcaster NTV, the foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, accused the USA envoy, Brett McGurk, of "providing support" for the PKK and the Syrian force, known as the YPG. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said the agency is "concerned by the violent incidents" and "violence is never an appropriate response to free speech". Read More

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Trump to call for unity in fight vs. radicalism

Trump to call for unity in fight vs. radicalism

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud meets with U.S. President Donald Trump during a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017 . Trump, who promised during his campaign to move the Tel Aviv-based U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, has so far not done so out of fears such a move would incite the Arab world. Read More

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Trump advisers met with Russians at least 18 times

Then, on Thursday, Trump again pointed to Rosenstein's "very, very strong letter" as a primary reason for the firing. "I now have significantly greater confidence that the investigation will follow the facts wherever they lead". Meanwhile, Senate Democrats met in private Wednesday to brainstorm how they were going to grill Rosenstein - including pressing him to name a special prosecutor. Read More

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AFP stringer shot dead in Mexico: judicial source

Javier Valdez was killed when assailants opened fire on his vehicle in the state capital, Culiacan, according to RioDoce , the media outlet he co-founded and where he worked. "Every time we think things are really going to change, there is another murder". He wrote about the Sinaloa drug cartel and its founder Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Read More

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U.S. summons Turkey envoy for embassy brawl

Video appears to show Erdogan's bodyguards violently breaking up a protest this week while Erdogan was visiting Washington. Eyewitness accounts, along with the testimony of Washington DC's police chief, confirm that the protest was loud but peaceful until Erdogan's goons waded in and attacked. Read More

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