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Turkey leader calls on U.S. to reverse decision to arm Kurds

Turkey leader calls on U.S. to reverse decision to arm Kurds

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim meanwhile told reporters that Turkey can not accept "direct or indirect" support for the PKK , and that the us should not try to use one terrorist group to defeat another. Ankara considers the YPG a terror threat to Turkey and an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party , or PKK - a group that has waged an insurgency in southern Turkey. Read More

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Mounting Congress calls in US for Trump impeachment

Dan Coats is testifying Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee. The reports added that the president reportedly asked Comey to stop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . But, the Post noted, this was viewed by both current and former top intelligence officials "as an attempt by the president to tarnish the credibility of the agency leading the Russian Federation investigation". Read More

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Increased security in Derbyshire following Manchester terror attack

May, speaking outside her 10 Downing Street official residence, said the authorities were not ready to announce the identity of the attacker. "The public should remain alert but not alarmed". The blast ripped off after the attacker detonated an IED, shortly after Ariana Grande had finished her performance. "I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the victims and families of the deceased and my prayers to a swift recovery for the wounded". Read More

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Trump Says Trip Shows Him Israel, Palestine 'Ready for Peace'

Trump Says Trip Shows Him Israel, Palestine 'Ready for Peace'

Rounding out a 28-hour stay in Jerusalem , Trump praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas alike, saying both were ready for peace. The address followed a visit to Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust Memorial, where Trump and his wife Melania laid a wreath and the president spoke about the horrors of Nazi Germany's annihilation of six million Jews. Read More

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Trump to stay in 'armored suite' in Israel

At the time , the hotel housed the British administrative headquarters for Palestine. While Netanyahu publicly endorses the idea of creating a Palestinian state, it's well known that he doesn't really like the idea for security reasons as well as Jewish historical and biblical ties to the disputed West Bank . Read More

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UN calls on North Korea to stop missile tests

The North has made no secret of its plans to develop a missile capable of striking the United States and has ignored calls to halt its weapons programs, even from China. North Korea is also building nuclear-tipped missiles and has greeted new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who wants to reach out to the North, with two missile test-launches, part of a flurry of tests since leader Kim Jong Un took over in late 2011. Read More

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China's Xi calls for S. Korea ties to get back on track

China's Xi calls for S. Korea ties to get back on track

Beijing has maintained its hard line, and in an editorial Thursday, the Communist Party newspaper Global Times said China's opposition "cannot be traded for the new government's friendly posture toward China". Earlier on Friday, Lee met with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and described relations as having reached a critical moment. Moon's envoy to Washington, South Korean media mogul Hong Seok-hyun, said Trump spoke of being willing to use engagement to ensure peace, Hong said ... Read More

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First lady Melania Trump visits leading Israeli hospital

First lady Melania Trump visits leading Israeli hospital

That's when Trump jumped in: " Just so you understand, I never mentioned the word or the name Israel ". Security was extremely tight for the Israeli leg of the visit, with police deploying some 10,000 officers. "It is something that I think is, frankly, maybe, not as hard as people have thought over the years", Trump said last month during a meeting with Abbas. Read More

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White House legal team said to be researching impeachment

The sources claimed that they believe the president has the continued support of the Republican Congress and that "impeachment is not in the cards". A wedge was driven into any bolstered defense recently, as it was announced that the Justice Department had appointed former director of the FBI, Robert Mueller, as special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Read More

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Philippines' Duterte leaves for 4-day visit to Russia

During the phone call, Trump appeared to entertain the possibility of a United States nuclear strike on North Korea . "That's the good news". The full transcript of the conversation from April 29, at the close of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila , was leaked on Tuesday to both the Washington Post and The Intercept . Read More

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Texas advances school transgender bathroom law

Texas advances school transgender bathroom law

House lawmakers, including Straus, have argued the amendment to the emergency response bill is a compromise, as it only focuses on bathroom use in schools and provides an alternative to transgender children. "Bathrooms divided us then and it divides us now and America has long recognized that separate but equal is not equal at all". Lawmakers in Texas reportedly felt okay about their version of the discriminatory bill because it only applies to schools rather than schools and government ... Read More

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Families searching for missing loved ones after attack

Families searching for missing loved ones after attack

The victims were targeted by a suicide bomber who detonated an improvised explosive device as young fans left a pop concert by USA singer Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena. After the blast was heard, fans, many clutching pink plastic balloons, scrambled in panic for exits of the 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena . Grande has indefinitely suspended her world tour. Read More

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Donald Trump: Israeli-Palestinian peace deal could spread throughout region

Russian Federation already recognized west Jerusalem as Israel's capital earlier this year . Trump is expected to make remarks during the meeting on the deadly explosion at a concert in Manchester, England. Israel says the protesters are politically motivated. "We can not stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people and in today's attack it was mostly innocent children", Trump said. Read More

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Flynn misled Pentagon about his Russia ties, letter says

Flynn misled Pentagon about his Russia ties, letter says

Cummings' letter came the same day Flynn declined to provide documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee, citing his Fifth Amendment protection from self-incrimination. The committee issued a subpoena - a legal summons - two weeks ago to obtain the documents. The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Kremlin. Read More

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Wal-Mart sees online sales surge, more shoppers at stores

Wal-Mart sees online sales surge, more shoppers at stores

Parent Walmart , meanwhile, reported a 2% improvement in diluted earnings per share on revenue up 1.4% to $117.5bn. In the USA, which accounts for two-thirds of Wal-Mart's sales, foot traffic rose 1.5% in the quarter ended April 30. The huge retailer made heavy investments into cleaning up its US stores that now stand at 4,700, lowering prices, expanding its capabilities digitally and bulking up on its offerings online. Read More

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WH Official: NYT, WaPo Reports Are 'Coordinated Attack' on Trump

This comes after Trump himself admitted in an interview with NBC that he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he fired Comey, directly contradicting what his advisors had told reporters the night before. The Times used the same dubious methods in reporting Tuesday that President Trump had "asked" Comey to end the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . Read More

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Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists'

Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists'

Speaking in the Saudi capital, Mr Trump called this a " new chapter", saying he was not there to "lecture" the countries or impose America's way of life. Klein said his organization was pleased that Trump strongly condemned Iran, that he condemned "ISIS, Hezbollah and Hamas and Iran in the same sentence - for they are all part of the same scourge of Islamist terror". Read More

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South Korea prepares for summit with United States - ministry

South Korea prepares for summit with United States - ministry

The approval rating of South Korea's newly elected President Moon Jae In has topped 80 percent, according to survey results by a local pollster released Monday, in the first such survey since he came into power two weeks ago. Before leaving, Lee said a summit between Xi and Moon could happen as soon as July, on the sidelines of a Group of 20 meeting in Germany. " THAAD retaliation is a Chinese government-engineered project", Lee said. Read More

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Amazon's new Alexa speaker has a screen too

Amazon's new Alexa speaker has a screen too

As reported earlier , Amazon on Tuesday, has finally introduced the Echo Show . As with most things Amazon is doing in this space, we can probably expect Amazon to roll this feature out in the United States first. The display can show the weather forecast when asked, play videos from YouTube , Amazon and other platforms. Now Echo owners will have an easy, hands-free way to call or message other Echo owners using a big speaker, and others can use the Alexa app on Android or iOS to ... Read More

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Rubio not optimistic on prospects of Middle East peace

Rubio not optimistic on prospects of Middle East peace

While the latest airport hand-hold incident is a far less obvious rejection than the one in Israel on Monday, it is intriguing that there have been two such moments so close together. So en route to Israel, Tillerson evaded questions about whether the Western Wall is part of the Jewish state. For the first time in many years, and for the first time in my lifetime, I see a real hope for change. Read More

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UN Security Council Scrambles to Address Latest N. Korean Missile Launch

According to the media outlet, most analysts agree that the military conflict could drag on for many months or longer, involving massive numbers of US and South Korean forces in the first days. So says leader Kim Jong-un, according to state media, following a successful launch test at the weekend. The North has made no secret of its plans to develop a missile capable of striking the United States and has ignored calls to halt its weapons programs, even from China. Read More

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PNG PM O'Neill condemns Terror attack in UK

On Tuesday, the queen reacted to the Manchester attack with an emotional and touching statement. In her statement, however, the queen draws no attention to the attacker or the pattern. Police identified an 8-year-old victim on May 23. "We pray for the eternal repose of all who have died". "Our prayers are with you and the United States of America will always stand by you". Read More

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Carpio: Bring China's war threat to arbitral tribunal

China has claimed a victory in settling South China Sea tensions after an agreement was reached this week with Southeast Asian Nations on the framework for a code of conduct. Despite its vague terms, however, commentators say the finalization of the Code represents a diplomatic coup for the Chinese, "demonstrating that China and its neighbors can resolve their differences just fine without Washington's help". Read More

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Human rights watchdog condemns Thailand hospital bomb

Human rights watchdog condemns Thailand hospital bomb

The beach attacks killed four people and wounded dozens, a day after Thais voted overwhelmingly to accept a military-backed constitution that critics said would only serve to entrench military power. The blast wounded 21 people, one of them severely, said Lt. Gen. Saroj Kiewkajee, a hospital official. Most of the victims had minor injuries, and 13 of those hurt were discharged soon after the blast. Read More

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