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Gloves Off As US President Donald Trump Heads To Vatican

Gloves Off As US President Donald Trump Heads To Vatican

Asked whether he expected Trump to soften his stand on issues such as climate change and migrants when the two meet, Francis told reporters on a flight back from visiting Fatima in Portugal that he was not into "political calculation". Trump and Pope Francis have long had a tense relationship. "The Pope's fans-which seemed about half Latino this day...weren't exactly Trump fans, and vice versa", Forbes " s Randall Lane recounts. Read More

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Latest North Korean missile test reveal improved technology, says South Korean Army

Latest North Korean missile test reveal improved technology, says South Korean Army

Participants included Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of the U.S. Forces Korea and the Combined Forces Command, and Lt. The test was North Korea's second in a week, and South Korea's new liberal government said it dashed its hopes for peace on the peninsula. The Security Council strongly condemned the May 21 launch in a statement, pledging to "take further significant measures including sanctions, in line with the council's ... Read More

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Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget

Harold Rogers, who represents a poor district in eastern Kentucky. But many other Republican lawmakers, seeing a budget they think will be tough to sell back home, greeted it warily. Those policy proposals already face opposition, even from some members of the Republican Party. But to achieve balance, Trump is seeking sharp cuts in a variety of programs for the poor from Medicaid to food stamps and disability payments. Read More

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UK police name Manchester attacker as 22-year-old Salman Abedi

This undated photo obtained by the Press Association on Tuesday , May 23, 2017 , of Saffie Roussos , one of the victims of an attack at Manchester Arena , in Manchester, England , which left more than a dozen dead on Monday. A video posted on Twitter showed fans screaming and running out of the venue. "A bad night for our great city", Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham tweeted. Read More

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Trump travels to Bethlehem to meet Palestinian leader

Trump travels to Bethlehem to meet Palestinian leader

I welcome you to my home of #Jerusalem. Meanwhile, in his speech at the airport, Trump said : "I am deeply grateful for your invitation and very, very honoured to be with you..." Breaking with American presidential administrations' longstanding exclusive support for two states , Trump said at the time, "I'm looking at two state and one state, and I like the one that both parties like.I can live with either one". Read More

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Trump to meet Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank

I know you have heard it before, I'm telling you, that's what I do. Palestinian officials say they are ready to resume negotiations with Israel that collapsed in 2014, but the road ahead remains challenging. Mr Netanyahu has expressed tentative support for parts of the initiative, but there are many caveats on the Israeli side, including how to resolve the ever more complex refugee issue and whether Israel would withdraw from the Golan Heights, strategic territory that Israel took from ... Read More

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Ariana Grande says she is 'broken' after Manchester bombing

Prime Minister Theresa May said the people of Manchester have fallen victim to a "callous terrorist attack ". "We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated causing this atrocity". media reports. The Manchester Arena bombing is the worst attack in Britain since the July 7, 2015, bombings in which 52 people were killed. Panic struck Manchester in northern England again on Tuesday following the evacuation of the Arndale Centre over a ... Read More

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Trump 'hopeful' of brokering Middle-east peace deal

Trump 'hopeful' of brokering Middle-east peace deal

The Palestinian leader added that "the key to peace" in the Middle East was the independence and freedom of the Palestinian people. On Monday, Mr Trump said he had come to "reaffirm the unbreakable bond" between the United States and Israel and that there was a "rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace" to the region. Read More

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Tension worsens in Saharanpur as fresh clashes kill 1 person

Mayawati visited Shabbirpur after Dalits, led by Bheem Army, stormed Jantar Mantar in Delhi and held a demonstration over anti-Dalit violence on May 21. She announced the BSP would provide assistance of ₹50,000 to all those whose homes have been burnt and ₹25,000 to those injured in the violence. The former chief minister also suggested that Keshav Prasad Maurya, who was seen as a frontrunner for the post of chief minister during the UP elections, was later overlooked because of his caste ... Read More

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USA detained, released 2 Turkish security officers involved in massive fight

A violent confrontation Tuesday evening outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Northwest Washington resulted in 11 people being injured. Turkey's official Anadolu state news agency reported that protesters were chanting anti-Erdogan slogans as the president entered the residence after meeting US President Donald Trump to discuss the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) fighters. Read More

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Mueller should expand scope of his investigation

Berman said Mueller "had no role whatsoever in the representation of any client in connection with the Russian Federation inquiry, and he has no confidential information with respect to such matters", the spokesman told NPR last week. The White House has struggled since Comey's firing to explain the chain of events that led to it and who exactly made the decision. "The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals", a ... Read More

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Geely to acquire Malaysia's Proton

Geely to acquire Malaysia's Proton

Proton, founded in 1983 by former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad, received 1.5 billion ringgit (US$338.2 million) in government aid past year on condition that it pursue a turnaround plan and seek a foreign partner. Proton's deal with Geely translates to growth in manufacturing, new vehicle models, transfer of technology and platforms, increased employment opportunities, and bigger orders for Malaysian vendors, he said. Read More

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North Korea's Kim rejects olive branch from Trump

The United States and South Korea have said the deployment is aimed purely at defending against any threat from North Korea , which experts have thought for months is preparing for what would be its sixth nuclear test in total. Analysts say North Korea's tests may be providing information that will bring it closer to its goal of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could possibly threaten the U.S. Read More

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Don't enforce United Nations sanctions, North Korea urges world

One U.S. official said it appeared to be a successful test of the land-based version of North Korea's sub-launched missile, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. South Korea's military said the missile flew about 500 km, reaching an altitude of 560 km. UNITED NATIONS North Korea's deputy United Nations envoy said on Friday "it is ridiculous" to link Pyongyang with the WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack that started to sweep around the globe a week ago or the ... Read More

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Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to 'kill them all'

Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to 'kill them all'

Here's a minute-by-minute timeline, as released by police: 10:30: Rojas leaves his home in the Bronx 11:00: Rojas plate is scanned as he enters Manhattan from the Bronx 11:48: Rojas is driving southbound on Broadway at 52nd Street 11:50: Rojas is on 48th Street and Seventh Avenue 11:52: Rojas is on 47th Street and Seventh Avenue 11:54: The first 911 call comes in. Read More

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Ariana Grande suspends tour following Manchester terror attack

Ariana Grande suspends tour following Manchester terror attack

We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. In the wake of the incident, 23-year-old Grande spoke out about the devastation on Twitter . The attack sparked a nightlong search for loved-ones - parents for the children they had accompanied or had been waiting to pick up, and friends for each other after groups were scattered by the blast. Read More

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Trump tells Middle East to 'drive out' extremists

Trump tells Middle East to 'drive out' extremists

On Sunday, Trump , visiting Saudi Arabia at the start of his first foreign tour since taking office, singled out Iran as a key sponsor of militant groups, a day after Rouhani won a second term as Iran's president. But we can only get there working together. Trump is to travel Tuesday to Bethlehem to visit with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank. Read More

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Wilbur Ross heartened by lack of protestors in Saudi Arabia

Mr Trump told the leaders while the USA was prepared to stand with them, "the Middle East can not wait for American power to crush this enemy for them". "And if you both are willing, we're going to make a deal". "In this land so rich in history, Israel has built one of the world's great civilizations, a strong, resilient, determined and prosperous nation". Read More

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