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Despite Promise, Trump Won't Be Moving US Embassy To Jerusalem

The next day, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that the comments were " not the policy of the United States ". Since both Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have expressed interest in returning to the negotiating table, "we don't think it's the right time to do it right now", the official said. Read More

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Chaffetz resigns at career pinnacle after years in spotlight

But he mainly declined to go after Trump until this week. Chaffetz said, "No matter who is in the White House you can not have the type of leaking of information, sources, methods, classified information". After sleeping on a cot in his Washington , D.C. office for the duration of his time in Congress, Chaffetz said he decided it needed to end. With several investigations still ongoing, Chaffetz said he was not anxious about other Republican members of the committee continuing his work. Read More

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Scores injured in bomb blast at Bangkok hospital

Scores injured in bomb blast at Bangkok hospital

Thailand's military rulers have sought to stifle dissent since seizing power from the democratically elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra. While it was not immediately clear who was behind the blast, Thailand has a long history of bomb attacks on symbolic dates - carried out by militant political factions or separatists linked to an insurgency in the Muslim-majority south. Read More

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Vinales wins in France after Rossi crashes

Vinales wins in France after Rossi crashes

The 22-year-old Viñales finished with a time of 43:29.793, averaging 161.6 kph (about 100 mph). Bagnaia held firm, close behind Morbidelli in the lead, as a small gap appeared in the battle between Luthi and Marquez; with a handful of laps to go Luthi made it stick, leaving Marquez to bring it home fourth after an impressive display despite a small fracture in his foot sustained on Saturday. Read More

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General Election polls: Conservatives heading for landslide victory

General Election polls: Conservatives heading for landslide victory

She said: "This week's local government election has shown we are the only party in Scotland with the strength to fight back against the SNP - in every part of Scotland". Labour shed 112 councillors to trail in third on 262, losing control of three councils. Their vote share will rise from the 13% they got at these elections last time out, there'll be more Conservative councillors. Read More

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North Korea's latest missile warhead may have been developed long ago

Should the North want talks with the U.S., Tillerson said that Pyongyang should refrain from conducting nuclear or missile tests for a certain period of time so as to create the right atmosphere for talks, according to the official. In an interview with "Fox News Sunday", U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said it was too early to know whether diplomatic and economic pressures being exerted on the North Korean government are having an impact in the wake of the latest missile test. Read More

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France will continue working alongside Africans - Macron

Newspaper editors protested yesterday after the Élysée Palace invited named journalists to accompany the president on his first overseas trip, to visit French forces in Mali. France has been particularly hard hit by Islamist militant violence, with more than 230 people killed over the past two years. Most of the West African extremist groups France is combating trace their origins to al-Qaida's North Africa branch. Read More

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Justin Trudeau surprises Vancouver prom students while out on a run

Justin Trudeau surprises Vancouver prom students while out on a run

Another student, Sofia Kalil, tells CTV that Mr Trudeau stopped to take another photo with the students, wished them a good evening and resumed his run. The prime minister's photographer, Adam Scotti , tweeted a photo of the encounter in Vancouver's Stanley Park. Oddly, he was seen shirtless in another photo that same month, after 13-year-old Alexander Godby and his family bumped into Mr Trudeau while hiking in Quebec's Gatineau Park. Read More

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Convoy hit by coalition likely Iran-directed

Syria said the strikes were a "blatant attack on forces fighting terrorism", while Russian Federation said it was "unacceptable" and a violation of Syrian sovereignty. US Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters on Friday that US President Donald Trump has authorized commanders in the field to conduct some strikes without direct Pentagon approval, a shift from the previous administration. Read More

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President Trump talks media accuracy, warns Comey on Twitter

President Trump talks media accuracy, warns Comey on Twitter

The firing of Comey already has left Trump with the dubious distinction of being the first president since Nixon to dismiss a law enforcement official overseeing an investigation tied to the White House. He also blamed the FBI's unfolding probe on Democrats who are still unhappy with the outcome of the 2016 election , then threatened an end to press briefings at the White House. Read More

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Labour's vote is actually increasing under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership

Labour's vote is actually increasing under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership

The manifesto also confirms that were Jeremy Corbyn to prove victorious in June, Labour would legislate to ban letting agency fees charged to tenants. Mr McCluskey said it was hard for the party to challenge now only two years after losing an election and one year after Labour MPs attempted to replace Mr Corbyn as leader, a move he said gave the impression of a divided party in the minds of many voters. Read More

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Trump urged Islamic leaders to fight terror

Speaking to leaders from around 50 Muslim-majority countries in Saudi Arabia, the President attacked militants as "barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life". He appealed to Muslim nations to ensure that "terrorists find no sanctuary on their soil" and announced an agreement with Gulf countries to fight financing for extremists. Read More

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North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Into Sea

The spokesman said the goal of any conciliatory policy is to "peacefully resolve the North Korean nuclear issue and continue to develop inter-Korea relations", while "cooperating with the global community". Trump has long touted his plan to pressure China to do more to rein in North Korea. Council diplomats , speaking on a condition of anonymity because the consultations were private, said China never mentioned working with the U.S. Read More

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Macron Rewards Loyalists in Centrist French Cabinet

After the independent Macron trounced establishment parties in the presidential election, the government is expected to be carefully balanced between left and right, women and men, new faces and political heavyweights. Over the last few years, Le Drian had at times been at odds with foreign ministry policy. She also worked as a political adviser to Italian politician Romano Prodi when he was president of the European Commission from 2001 to 2004. Read More

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Men Stole Car, Killed 6-Year-Old in Back Seat

Men Stole Car, Killed 6-Year-Old in Back Seat

The 6-year-old was in the back of his mother's vehicle when it was stolen early Thursday morning from the Kroger on Interstate 55. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said Friday it is "confident" the three teens arrested for 6-year-old Kingston Frazier's murder are those responsible, as details of what led to the boy's death crystallize. Read More

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James Clapper on collusion between Russia, Trump aides: There could be evidence

James Clapper on collusion between Russia, Trump aides: There could be evidence

Comey hasn't spoken publicly since he was sacked, but an associate said Trump's claims are puzzling, adding that Trump sought a loyalty pledge from Comey during the January 27 White House dinner, which the ex-director declined to give. "We can make a fast decision", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One before flying to Lynchburg, Virginia, to deliver a commencement address at Liberty University. Read More

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Iran's Zarif urges Trump to discuss avoiding another 9/11 with Saudis

Tehran and Riyadh are regional arch-rivals which accuse each other of sponsoring fundamentalist militias aligned to their competing sects of Islam in war zones across the Middle East. In an editorial published by the London-based Al-Araby Al-Jadeed website on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif advised U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss with Saudi leaders how to prevent another September 11 attack from taking place. Read More

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Korean officials seek to mend rift with meetings

Korean officials seek to mend rift with meetings

President Moon Jae-in's special envoy to the United States has held talks with John McCain on the South Korea-U.S. alliance, North Korea and a variety of other issues. As well as clouding efforts to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions, the THAAD deployment has also led to recriminations from Beijing against South Korean companies. Read More

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Hassan Rouhani wins second term as Iran president

Rouhani's win is likely to have a huge impact on the country's relations with the West and on the Iran nuclear deal , which was achieved after years of tough negotiations. "Today the election begins an era, and I, the president of all the people of Iran, need help of every single person, even those who were against me and my policy", he said. Read More

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North Korea fires medium-range missile in latest weapon test

North Korea fires medium-range missile in latest weapon test

The latest launch comes a week after North Korea successfully tested a new mid-range missile that experts say could one day be capable of reaching Alaska or Hawaii. In an interview with "Fox News Sunday" U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the ongoing testing is "disappointing" and "disturbing". The UN Security Council on Tuesday, may 23, will hold urgent consultations in connection with another rocket launch of the DPRK. Read More

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Indiana's unemployment rate declines to 3.6 percent in April

The lowest rate was 2.4 percent in Cumberland County and the highest was 6.4 percent in Washington County. Charlotte County, meanwhile, continued to have the highest jobless percentage count in the three-county area, at 4.3 percent. For the third consecutive month, New Mexico has the highest unemployment rate in the nation. The overall growth rate in other expansions was faster than it is now, Jebaraj said. Read More

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Trump to visit Israel in search of revived peace process

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that all Cabinet ministers must attend the arrival ceremony at Ben-Gurion International airport for President Donald Trump after learning most were not planning to attend. The global community says the fate of east Jerusalem , claimed by the Palestinians, must be resolved through negotiations. He urged Netanyahu to reject Palestinian statehood and insist that Jerusalem remain under Israeli sovereignty forever. Read More

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Flynn May Not Cooperate With Senate Subpoena

Flynn, through counsel, denied an initial request by the Senate to review any such documents in an April 28 letter, Reuters reported. "I also expect that Director Comey will be able to shed lights on issues critical to this committee's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016", Warner said. Read More

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Russian Tweet Asks Who Killed DNC Staffer Seth Rich

Russian Tweet Asks Who Killed DNC Staffer Seth Rich

But in the aftermath of the killing, conspiracy theorists claimed the 27-year-old staffer was responsible for leaking a trove of 20,000 emails stolen from the DNC servers to WikiLeaks. The family was quick to publicly rejected claims that Rich had been in touch with WikiLeaks and said that Rich's laptop was not in police custody as Wheeler had claimed. Read More

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Rouhani Wins Re-election in Iran

Rouhani and Zarif have presented a more conciliatory face to the world, traveling often to European capitals and in Zarif's case, conversing easily in fluent English and giving frequent interviews to Western media. Assad's government is strongly backed by Tehran . In his message, Aliyev said Rouhani's re-election means the Iranian nation believes in his efforts to develop the country. Read More

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Pakistan to form new team of lawyers in Jadhav case: Aziz

Yesterday, the ICJ agreed that India's contention on consular access was indeed an issue because Pakistan denying it was a violation of the Vienna Convention. Terming the ICJ decision [temporarily staying Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution] a "setback", Shah said the government's negligence is evident. The International Court of Justice at The Hague has ruled in favour of India. Read More

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