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Trump announces plans to soon visit Egypt

Trump announces plans to soon visit Egypt

The bilateral relations between Egypt and United States worsened during Trump's predecessor Barrack Obama's administration after the Egyptian military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013. "Mr. President, let me express our appreciation and respect", a translator said for Sisi. Obama did not invite Sisi for a visit and even temporarily suspended USA aid to the Arabic country citing US concerns about human rights situation in Egypt. Read More

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Sheriff David Clarke reportedly plagiarized parts of his master's thesis

Sheriff David Clarke reportedly plagiarized parts of his master's thesis

Earlier this week, Clarke announced he will be joining President Donald Trump's administration as assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security. The thesis had been removed from the school's website; however it is still available via online databases. Rand Paul and Monica Crowley. He also reportedly plagiarized from an ACLU report from 2003 critical of the FBI's records-collection practices, as well as an ACLU report from 2002 on 'The Government's Demand for New and ... Read More

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Trump receives regal welcome in Saudi Arabia

This week, the Justice Department relented to pressure from Democrats and named former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the probe. Melania stood near her husband without a headscarf, in the tradition of previous American first ladies. "We are here instead to offer partnership in building a better future for us all", according to the draft of the speech. Read More

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Syria condemns USA airstrikes as 'flagrant aggression'

Following Thursday's airstrike, US military officials announced that regime-allied forces - which had "posed a threat to USA and partner forces" in Syria's southeastern city of Al-Tanf - had been targeted. He also noted that in this particular area, there are districts which are under the control of Syrian Kurds and US-backed opposition forces. The air strike was the first such close confrontation between U.S. Read More

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Depopulation of last free Homs neighbourhood by Syria regime continues

Depopulation of last free Homs neighbourhood by Syria regime continues

The evacuation of Al-Waer is one of the largest of its kind. The deal, supervised by Russian Federation, has guaranteed safe passage to opposition fighters out of besieged areas to other rebel-held regions in Syria. Evacuees have mostly headed for insurgent-held Idlib province, or for Jarablus, a town along Syria's northern border near Turkey. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier said that up to 20,000 people will have left the district by the time the agreement is ... Read More

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Investigators try to figure out why man disruptive on flight

An unruly man who had to be duct taped to his seat after on a flight escorted by two United States fighter jets is arrested. The airline said its plane landed safely at 11:35 a.m. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was briefed on the midair disturbance, according to a statement from the department. Lorenzen and his wife Penny Lorenzen, of Orange County, California, were sitting in first class and saw a "really serious look" on the flight attendant's face. Read More

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North Korea fires

North Korea fires "unidentified projectile" in new weapons test

It seems to have fallen into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, but not within Japan's exclusive economic zone, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in a press briefing. He said North Korea "probably learned a lot" from last weekend's test. Asked if North Korea's missile program was developing faster than the South had expected, he said: "Yes."The North's KCNA news agency said Sunday's launch tested its capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead". Read More

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Trump meeting with Arab leaders ahead of major speech

It does, however, mention "the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires", according to excerpts released by the White House Sunday, ahead of the speech. "Love your shoes. Boy, those shoes", he said. "One of the things that we will discuss is the purchase of lots of handsome military equipment because nobody makes it like the United States", Trump said in a meeting with the emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al Thani. Read More

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Palestinians injured during rallies for prisoners

Palestinians injured during rallies for prisoners

A Palestinian was shot dead and a journalist wounded during a protest march after they were shot by an Israeli settler after his auto was stoned near Nablus in the northern West Bank. The hunger strike began last month in protest of what the prisoners claim are violations of their rights in Israeli jails. Hundreds gathered outside Hebron's football stadium at 1pm before marching down Ein Sarah street towards Ibn Rushd square, where a tent has been set up to honour the 1,500 prisoners now on ... Read More

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Afghanistan: 20 policemen killed in clash with Taliban

Afghanistan: 20 policemen killed in clash with Taliban

A German woman was shot and killed and her Afghan guard beheaded when attackers targeted a guest house for aid workers Saturday night in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to Afghan Interior Ministry acting spokesman Najib Danish. United States troops in Afghanistan number about 8,400 today, and there are another 5,000 from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, who also mainly serve in an advisory capacity. Read More

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Israelis on edge before Trump visit

Will the USA embassy move to Jerusalem? Now Mr. Trump has made a decision to hold off on moving the embassy indefinitely . Based on Trump's campaign promises, that deadline to act on the embassy issue should have been irrelevant. It said in a different story that two Palestinian students won prizes at an Intel fair in Los Angeles. Israelis built a modern thriving nation in the wake of a devastating Holocaust. Read More

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Jimmy Carter urges Trump to push for peace

This is not because Israelis don't desire peace, but rather because of the continual incitement to violence by the Palestinian leadership, the ongoing refusal of the Palestinian Authority to stop paying terrorists and their families for murdering Israelis, as well as the fact that there isn't a legitimate partner that represents all Palestinians for Israel to negotiate peace with. Read More

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Startling video shows massive sea lion snatching girl from pier

Startling video shows massive sea lion snatching girl from pier

A person with the group leaps in to help her, and both are pulled back onto the wharf. A man, presumably a relative, jumps straight into the water after her and rescues her immediately. Fujiwara says in his description of the video that no one was injured in the incident. "Her family were just in shock". "My first reaction to the video is just how stupid some people can be to not treat wildlife with proper respect", Andrew Trites, the director of the University of British Columbia's marine ... Read More

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North Korea says linking WannaCry ransomware cyber attacks to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

North Korea says linking WannaCry ransomware cyber attacks to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

Mr Moon took office eleven days ago after winning an election on a platform of a more moderate approach to the North, with which the South is still technically at war since no peace treaty was signed at the end of their 1950-1953 conflict. "This is serious. These threats are not welcome", Haley told reporters ahead of the meeting. Beyond that, Professor Bisley says nuclear weapons have a "perfectly understandable fascination", especially when you marry their apocalyptic imagery with the ... Read More

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Macron eyes legislative elections after landslide victory in French presidential polls

Macron eyes legislative elections after landslide victory in French presidential polls

He pledged to open a new page for France based on hope and "restored confidence". Welcoming Macron, Chair of United Kingdom based Sikh Federation Amrik Singh said: "We have been in regular contact with Sikhs in France and understand his political position on many issues could result in improvements for the small minority Sikh community in France in terms of religious freedoms". Read More

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Putin congratulates Rouhani on victory

President Rouhani won 23.5 million votes, or 57%. "We showed them that we still exist", said 37-year-old Mahnaz, a reformist voter told Reuters . Moderate Hassan Rouhani will repeat as Iran " s head of state after being declared the victor of the presidential election with 57 percent of the votes, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli announced today. Read More

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Chibok Girls' Release: PPA Chieftain Hails Buhari, Others

A spokesperson for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari gave credit to the Swiss government, several local and worldwide NGOs, the global Committee of the Red Cross, and Nigeria's military for negotiating the women's release . "Despite the many setbacks, hurdles and periods of discouragement, the government, civil society and the citizens all stood together, and today we have this victory that we are enjoying as one people". Read More

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Trump, White House officials bounce along to Saudi sword dance

Trump, White House officials bounce along to Saudi sword dance

For a president who campaigned on an "America First" platform, the trip is a crucial moment for USA allies to size up his commitment to decades-long partnerships while trying to move behind his previous controversial statements. Prime Minister Sharif was invited by Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin to attend the Arab Islamic American Summit. The president was trailed on the trip by a large number of advisers, including Tillerson, chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon. Read More

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Trump Gloated To Russian Officials About Relief Of Firing 'Nut Job' Comey

Trump Gloated To Russian Officials About Relief Of Firing 'Nut Job' Comey

In an atypical move for a sitting president, Trump publicly criticized a law enforcement matter decided by his own Justice Department, to appoint and independent investigator to take over the probe. But Rosenstein contradicted the White House's original explanation, according to some Democratic senators. Mr. Mueller has the respect of senior members of both political parties and has shown the self-discipline to stick to the main subject and avoid useless controversies. Read More

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Under siege in Washington, Donald Trump reaps Saudi arms deal, stronger ties

Under siege in Washington, Donald Trump reaps Saudi arms deal, stronger ties

US President Donald Trump joins dancers with swords at a welcome ceremony ahead of a banquet at the Murabba Palace in Riyadh . Saudi Arabia's king says the ongoing visit of U.S. "President Trump understands that America First does not mean America alone", said H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser. Trump and the king met briefly in the airport terminal for a coffee ceremony before the president headed to his hotel before the day's other meetings. Read More

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In Saudi Arabia, Trump seeks to move past domestic troubles

The White House announced a huge arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday as President Donald Trump took his first steps on the world stage, looking to leave mounting troubles behind at home. The White House statement also said the deals would help the countries more effectively address common threats. "I think Islam hates us", Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper in March 2016. Read More

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Democrat Representative on House Floor: Trump 'Must Be Impeached'

Democrat Representative on House Floor: Trump 'Must Be Impeached'

According to a memo written by Comey after a February meeting with the president to discuss the Flynn probe, Trump told Comey "I hope you can let this go", the New York Times reported Tuesday . A Republican-led impeachment of Trump, no matter how attractive Mike Pence may be as a replacement, would be precedent setting. After all, impeachment at the presidential level-as stated earlier-is extremely rare. Read More

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Jeremy Corbyn accuses Conservatives of creating a 'war between generations'

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Conservatives of creating a 'war between generations'

The idea of Jeremy Corbyn walking through the door of 10 Downing Street with John McDonnell and Diane Abbott should "scare us all", the Prime Minister has said. Mr Farron told viewers: "The fact that Theresa May isn't here tonight tells you she is taking you for granted". On the inside pages, the Mirror has a piece from the left-leaning veteran Harry Leslie Smith calling the election "an event that can change our destinies" and encouraging people to register to vote, and the Sun covers the ... Read More

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