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Brazilians call for president to resign after graft charges

Brazilians call for president to resign after graft charges

Analysts believe Temer's plea is also unlikely to have an impact on the growing movement demanding his resignation from office. Temer, who has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and says he can guarantee the tapes provide no proof of guilt, took over the presidency past year when his predecessor, Dilma Rousseff, was forced to step aside and face an impeachment trial for allegedly violating budget laws. Read More

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NHL playoffs: Predators on brink of first Stanley Cup Final

He was still a major threat against all of the Predators' playoff opponents, providing his two wings with strong playmaking on one of the NHL's most exciting young lines. We have a chance to go in their rink, win a game, and come back with a chance to win in our home building. The Ducks have been resilient all postseason, from scoring three goals to tie Edmonton in Game 5 of the second round before winning in overtime to snapping Nashville's 10-game winning streak on home ice. Read More

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University students walk out of Pence speech

University students walk out of Pence speech

Some students at the University of Notre Dame, where Pence is scheduled to deliver a commencement speech Sunday, have vowed to walk out when Pence is presented with an honorary degree there. "You have received an education not just in facts and figures", Pence said, "but in principled leadership grounded in faith and freedom". Devon Roura, a Notre Dame senior identifying with LGBT, isn't thrilled about Pence speaking but said he will remain seated partly because his friend, the ... Read More

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Sweden drops rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Sweden drops rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

He feared Sweden would hand him over to the United States to face prosecution over WikiLeaks' publication of thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents in one of the largest information leaks in US history. Scotland Yard said it was obliged to execute a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates' Court for the arrest of Mr Assange following his failure to surrender to the court in June 2012, should he leave the embassy. Read More

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Hahn's 64 gives him Nelson lead on a Day of birdie streaks

Joint overnight leader James Hahn finished one shot back in third place ofter a 69. Day wound up going to a playoff with Horschel, but lost on the first hole after missing a short par putt. Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 player in the world, had a closing 69 to tie for 13th at 6 under. It was Day's only three-putt for the tournament. His closing 74 put him 4 under and tied for 20th. Read More

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Senator calls for ejection of Turkish ambassador

John McCain, the Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called for the Turkish ambassador to be kicked out of the US. Erdogan was in Washington , DC to meet with President Donald Trump (pictured together on Tuesday), who praised him as a loyal ally in the battle against Islamic extremism. Read More

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Chaffetz will resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

Chaffetz talked to reporters about his decision from his home in Alpine, Utah, later Thursday. Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced Thursday he will resign from Congress next month, saying a "mid-life crisis" had compelled him to step away from his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee just as it is poised to investigate President Donald Trump's firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More

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U.S. extends Obama-era sanctions relief for Iran

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Thursday imposed sanctions on nine United States firms and individuals in retaliation for new sanctions on the Islamic republic over its missile programme. But the US also announced new unrelated sanctions in a bid to show it wasn't letting Tehran off the hook. Some of those sanctions waivers come up for review this week for the first time since Trump was elected - after warning during his presidential campaign that he might rip up the agreement. Read More

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Turkey demands US fire envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds

Photos and videos posted on social media by witnesses showed a chaotic scene of flying fists, feet and police batons. Sen. John McCain also chimed in, calling for the Turkish ambassador to be removed from the U.S. Counter-protesters on the other side of the road waved Turkish flags before fighting broke out between the groups as police attempted to stop the violence. Read More

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Macron and Merkel Signal New Move to Strengthen Eurozone

But the two countries should first work on what they want to reform, she added. Mr Macron dispelled the idea circulating in German media that he was in favour of turning national debts of eurozone countries into eurozone debt. In a sign of the importance he places on the Paris-Berlin axis, Macron traveled to Berlin to meet Merkel in the first foreign visit since his inauguration, May 14, just hours after dropping a bombshell in Paris by announcing the Republican Edouard Philippe as his ... Read More

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Former FBI Director James Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intel Committee

Warner was slightly more specific, hoping Comey can answer events surrounding the president's actions. "The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter", Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky at the Washington Post report . Read More

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Kashmir cop who fled with rifles has joined Hizbul Mujahideen

Kashmir cop who fled with rifles has joined Hizbul Mujahideen

Police in Shopian district of south Kashmir have rounded up father among many others of a constable who deserted its ranks yesterday to join insurgents, sources said Sunday. Previous year two such incidents were reported in the region where two policemen decamped with the service rifles of fellow policemen. He however was arrested by police while the rifles he had snatched were also recovered. Read More

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'America Needs Us': The Rock 'Announces' 2020 Presidential Run

Johnson thundered, to applause. The poll found that in a prospective contest against Trump, Johnson would lead 42/37, and win over 15 per cent of people who supported Trump in 2016. The 45-year-old pro wrestler-turned-actor, has long flirted with a political bid. It wasn't mentioned in the Weekend Update story, but the poll went on to say that Johnson would fall behind some other potential candidates in the hypothetical contest: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Read More

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Critical Turkish newspaper publishes blank issue in protest

Critical Turkish newspaper publishes blank issue in protest

Publisher Burak Akbay, reporter Gokmen Ulu as well as executives Melda Olgun and Yonca Kaleli are accused of making propaganda on behalf of the Gulen movement, which the government pinned the blame on for the July 15, 2016 coup attempt. The state-run Anadolu news agency said the charges against the four suspects included planning "the assassination of the president and physical assault" and "armed rebellion against the government of the Turkish Republic". Read More

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Counting underway in Iran Presidential election

In his live speech, carried by state TV, Rouhani also praised former president Mohammad Khatami, in defiance of a ban imposed against mentioning the reformist leader or publishing his pictures. This is nearly twice the voters turnout when the election took place earlier in 2013. "We do not seek a fight, it is Rouhani who has taken a confrontational approach", the journalist quoted one of the Raisi supporters as having told him. Read More

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China's banking regulator to step up protection after cyber attack

China's banking regulator to step up protection after cyber attack

More than 200,000 computers were affected, though only a few companies paid to get their files back. The 2014 Sony hack was also pinned on the hacker collective. users have licensed, up-to-date, patched versions of the software, compared to other regions of the world. "We have underestimated North Korea so far that since North Korea is poor, it wouldn't have any technologies". Read More

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White House: Western Wall comments 'unauthorized,' do not represent Trump's stance

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and President Donald Trump at a joint news conference Wednesday at the White House. Following his trip to the Middle East, Trump will arrive in the Vatican to meet Pope Francis for talks on cooperation regarding "religious communities in areas of joint concern", the White House said in a statement earlier this month . Read More

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Jeb Bush on Trump: I predicted a chaos president

Jeb Bush on Trump: I predicted a chaos president

For all his many faults, Jeb Bush was among the few candidates for the Republican candidates for President past year who actually spoke out against Donald Trump early and often. While Bush praised the administration's selection of Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice, he said that the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel on the Russian Federation investigation may straighten out the new administration. Read More

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MI5 'opened file on Jeremy Corbyn over links to IRA terrorists'

MI5 'opened file on Jeremy Corbyn over links to IRA terrorists'

United Kingdom opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday unveil a "radical and responsible" plan for government vowing it will change the country and govern " for the many not the few ", the media reported. "That's how we will begin to break the hold of nationalism on our politics", she said. The candidates for Leeds West constituency are Mike Davies for the Alliance for Green Socialism, Ed Jones for the Yorkshire Party, Alisdair McGregor for the Liberal Democrats, Zoe ... Read More

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U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

A protester demonstrates against the Venezuelan government outside the Organization of American States during a special meeting in April. "Members of the country's Supreme Court of Justice have exacerbated the situation by consistently interfering with the legislative branch's authority", U.S Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement . Read More

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Erdogan urges U.S. to 'immediately' reverse decision on arming Syrian Kurds

The battle for the recapture of Tabqah began almost two months ago when American helicopters inserted hundreds of Syrian fighters into the city, along with a handful of American special operations forces. His comments came a day after Sean Spicer , the White House press secretary, said that the USA wants to reassure the people and government of Turkey that it is committed to preventing additional security risks and protecting its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally. Read More

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Comey to testify publicly in Congress

No date has been set as yet for Comey's public appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but it likely will be next month, the committee said . "That's taken off", Trump allegedly said. " I'm not under investigation ". The White House did not deny that Trump had been critical of Comey to Russian officials. Read More

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'Terrorists don't worship God, they worship death' - Trump in Saudi Arabia

'Terrorists don't worship God, they worship death' - Trump in Saudi Arabia

Trump's Riyadh visit kicks off his first presidential trip overseas, with Saudi Arabia the first stop on a nine-day journey through the Middle East and Europe. In his speech, Mr Trump said Syrian President Bashar Assad had committed "unspeakable crimes" bolstered by Iran. "[Trump] must enter into dialogue with them about ways to prevent terrorists and takfiris from continuing to fuel the fire in the region and repeating the likes of the September 11 incident by their sponsors in ... Read More

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McMaster doesn't deny that Trump called Comey a "nut job"

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster would neither confirm nor deny that President Trump told the Russians that fired FBI Director James Comey was a "nut job", but he insisted that the comments, as reported, were taken out of context. The latest report from the Post, citing unnamed sources familiar with the investigation, undercuts Trump's insistence that his campaign had nothing to do with the Kremlin. Read More

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Erdogan Bodyguards Accused of Attacking DC Protesters Released

Initial reports described the fight, which left several people visibly bloodied, as a "clash" between supporters of Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Erdogan's security detail, and people protesting Erdogan's meeting with U.S. Two men were arrested at the scene, and police intend to pursue charges against others involved, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement on Wednesday. Read More

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King was 'secret co-pilot'

King was 'secret co-pilot'

For more than two decades, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has quietly been moonlighting as a pilot for a subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines - something the reigning monarch revealed in an interview with the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf . Read More

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