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Trip to bring Macron face-to-face with troops

French President Emmanuel Macron will kick off his Mali visit by holding talks with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita . Over 4,000 French, UN, and Malian troops are stationed in five nations in the Sahel in West Africa, Mali, Niger, Chad , Burkina Faso and Mauritania, in France's Operation Barkhane created to crack down on jihadists. Read More

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Cassie Sainsbury's fiancé says mystery employers are behind cocaine stash

But Sainsbury's lawyer Orlando Herran told the Nine Network's 60 Minutes the 22-year-old was in financial trouble after problems with her fitness business when she answered a Craigslist ad offering a loan and trip to London. Lisa said she had not yet had contact with her daughter's fiancé Scott Broadbridge , although he had been in contact with Khala, and has visited Ms Sainsbury in prison. Read More

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Israel releases record of Trump-Netanyahu meeting

Israel releases record of Trump-Netanyahu meeting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked to join President Trump at the site during Trump's visit to Israel, but USA officials preparing the president's trip rebuffed the request, according to Channel 2 TV in Israel. Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state along with the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip that is controlled by Islamist Hamas. Read More

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Duterte: China's Xi threatened war over sea dispute

At the same time, the senator prodded the Duterte administration to tap worldwide support to step up the pressure on Beijing to sit down for talks to resolve the brewing territorial dispute with its neighbor. Carpio wrote, "As a nation that under its Constitution has renounced war as an instrument of national policy, the Philippines' recourse is to bring China's threat of war to another UNCLOS arbitral tribunal, to secure an order directing China to comply with the ruling of the UNCLOS ... Read More

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Trump's FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation: McMaster

Members of a key congress committee investigating allegations that Russian Federation and Donald Trump's campaign team collaborated to influence the 2016 United States election say they intend to "demand" to see James Comey's notes. McMaster on Sunday did not deny that President Trump discussed his motivation for firing FBI Director James B. Comey in an Oval Office meeting with Russian officials this month. Read More

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Next Stop for Trump Is Israel, in Pursuit of 'Ultimate Deal'

Next Stop for Trump Is Israel, in Pursuit of 'Ultimate Deal'

As Ambassador Haley told CBN, "Obviously I believe that the capital should be in Jerusalem and the embassy should be moved to Jerusalem ". While a lot will be written about whether Trump goes to the Western Wall and who accompanies him, what he says at Yad Vashem and whether he gives a speech at Masada, the optics of the trip are far less important than the substance. Read More

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Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

Russian Federation and Iran have deployed forces to Syria to back up leader Bashar al-Assad while the USA and many of its regional and Western allies have called for the strongman to leave power. Unofficial accounts said the attack killed 50 people, including 12 civilians. "But we will defend our troops", Mattis said, when asked about the strikes. Read More

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Trump Reportedly Told Russians Firing Comey Abated Pressure From Probe

Trump Reportedly Told Russians Firing Comey Abated Pressure From Probe

Mr Comey's willingness to testify in an open session will likely alarm the White House, which has been struggling to contain the fallout from the sacking of one of America's highest profile officials. Ranking member Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.) said in his own statement that he expects the former Director's testimony to "shed light on issues critical" to the Committee's ongoing investigation of possible ties between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's Presidential campaign. Read More

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Spurs advance to face Warriors in Western Finals

Spurs advance to face Warriors in Western Finals

One key in this series is going to be whether or not LaMarcus Aldridge is aggressive offensively and scores. Leonard said he will play in Game 6 on Thursday in Houston . "For whatever reason, this game we didn't have the juice and the stuff", said D'Antoni, who fell to 0-5 in postseason series against Popovich and San Antonio. Read More

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Rep. Chaffetz has important talk planned with James Comey

Rep. Chaffetz has important talk planned with James Comey

A Republican congressman said Thursday night that Congress and the nation may be just days away from James Comey breaking his silence after being fired as Federal Bureau of Investigation director by President Donald Trump . Chaffetz is the chair of the committee that has promised to look into Trump's ties to Russian Federation. Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC, who led the House's Benghazi select committee, is considered the favorite to become the next oversight chairman. Read More

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Sweden drops investigation into Julian Assange rape allegations

Sweden drops investigation into Julian Assange rape allegations

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that "any decision that is taken about United Kingdom action in relation to him (Assange) would be an operational matter for the police". Assange claimed he has the basic right to seek asylum like everyone else and that the decision of the British police is unaccpetable. Assange said he had spent seven years either under house arrest or living inside the embassy, without charge, as he faced sex-related allegations in Sweden, which he has ... Read More

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Seoul says North Korea fires an unidentified projectile

Seoul says North Korea fires an unidentified projectile

The UN security council first imposed sanctions on North Korea in 2006 and has strengthened the measures in response to the country's five nuclear tests and two long-range rocket launches. He did not make a public statement after the meeting. The launches, and a threatened sixth nuclear test, have fuelled tension with the administration of US President Donald Trump, who has vowed that such an ICBM launch "won't happen". Read More

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North Korea Launched Another Medium-Range Missile

On April 29, the North fired a ballistic missile from a Pukchang area but it exploded in mid-air minutes after lift-off, the South Korean and USA militaries announced at the time. The North Korean leader called it a "perfect weapon system", according to state media reports showing a happy Kim at the launch site, that was able to carry "a large-size heavy nuclear warhead". Read More

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Boko Haram frees 82 Chibok schoolgirls in exchange for prisoners, Buhari says

The mass abduction by the militant Islamist group drew global outcry that adopted the rally cry "Bring Back Our Girls", focusing attention on the conflict with Boko Haram . The released girls, now young women, are seen in the video looking much healthier than before. The facility is designed in the form of a hostel and is said to be located on the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Read More

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North Korea fires missile in latest test

North Korea fires missile in latest test

Military leaders from the South said North Korea "fired an unidentified projectile" from a site in South Pyongan province which flew about 500 kilometres, according to the report. Last week North Korea successfully tested a new midrange missile that Pyongyang said could carry a nuclear warhead. A South Korean military official said the missile appeared to be an upgraded, extended-range version of the North's solid-fuel submarine-launched missile. Read More

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President Trump to Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn (ret.),

President Trump to Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn (ret.), "Stay Strong"

CNN reported that, according to its sources, Flynn also told Kislyak the incoming Trump administration would take another look at sanctions once in office. The romance eventually culminated in Flynn promising Kislyak during the transition that the US would ease sanctions on Russian Federation applied by the Obama administration for, among other things, Russia's documented election interference . Read More

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USA sanctions on missile work show 'ill will' - Iran

USA sanctions on missile work show 'ill will' - Iran

According to Reuters , some of the waivers were set to expire this week unless they were extended by the commander in chief. "This administration is committed to countering Iran's destabilizing behavior, such as Iran's development of ballistic missiles and support to the Assad regime", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement later on Wednesday. Read More

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Polls show UK's Conservatives losing ground as policies set out

By comparison, the full manifestos from the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats , which were also released this week, have so far been shared around 17,000 times and 9,000 times respectively. Overall, some 15.3 per cent of properties in England and Wales would be hit, with the lowest impact felt in Torfaen in south Wales (0.2 per cent of properties), Merthyr Tydfil (0.3 per cent) and Neath Port Talbot and Barrow-in-Furness (0.6 per cent). Read More

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Trump basks in lavish Saudi welcome, escaping troubles in DC

Trump basks in lavish Saudi welcome, escaping troubles in DC

It will be worth watching Trump's speech today, then, for any uses of this phrase; an early draft of the speech reported on by The Associated Press did not feature the words "radical Islamic terrorism". President Donald Trump to the kingdom. Trump showed little sign of the pressure during a day of diplomacy on Saturday during which he was warmly welcomed by Saudi King Salman. Read More

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Trump gave Russians secrets news orgs are being asked to withhold

It was known to many in the government, and given ISIS' shrinking footprint, there are only a few cities that it could have come from, the official said. Putin said said he could give Congress the transcripts of Trump's conversation with Lavrov. At the time , discussions "raised fears of a leakage of Israeli intelligence top-classified information, clandestine modus oprandi and sources ... Read More

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State jobless rate dips to 3.5%, U.S. says

But coming out of the recession, job growth topped 3 percent and has run above 2 percent in recent years. The latest local labor report for April shows Humboldt County had the lowest unemployment rate in almost three decades at about 3.9 percent, according to California Employment Development Department North Coast Labor Market Consultant Randy Weaver. Read More

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No Golan? White House Video Shows Shocking Israel Map

Some of Trump's domestic troubles are likely to follow him to Israel , too, amid reports that the classified secrets he shared with Russian diplomats this month had come from Israel. Trump's visit to the Palestinian territories is listed under Israel, where the video explained Trump will be meeting with the "president of the Palestinian Authority". Read More

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Hamas sentences three to death over killing top commander

Hamas sentences three to death over killing top commander

Three people have been sentenced to death for killing Hamas leader Mazen Faqha. Hamas has accused Israel of masterminding the assasination with Hamas ordering the borders to be closed until the killers were found. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, in an interview with Israel's Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper soon after the killing, attributed the death to an internal power dispute in Hamas. Read More

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Iran's Rouhani congratulates South Korea's Moon on presidential victory

Moon's pick for National Intelligence Service chief is Suh Hoon, a longtime intelligence official Moon said would be the right man to push reforms at NIS, which has always been accused of meddling in domestic politics. And just hours later, Moon spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, where they promised to work on improving bilateral ties. Xi said China was willing to handle disputes with South Korea "appropriately" on the basis of mutual trust and understanding. Read More

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Assange hails ''important victory'' after Sweden drops rape investigation

Assange hails ''important victory'' after Sweden drops rape investigation

Assange said this on Friday after Sweden dropped its probe into the allegation of rape against him. Despite that, the 45-year-old has signaled that he will remain inside Ecuador's London embassy where he has been hold up since 2012. "Today is an important victory for me and for the United Nations human rights system", Assange said in an address on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Read More

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