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Trump praises Duterte's 'great job' in Philippine drug war

Duterte's relationship with Trump is much warmer than with former President Barack Obama , whom the Philippines leader called a "son of a whore" for criticizing his murderous regime. In the call, Trump referred to "two nuclear submarines" that the US had dispatched to the region. SEALs and divers from SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team (SDVT) 1 swim back to the guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) during an exercise for certification on SEAL delivery vehicle operations in the ... Read More

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3 killed as bombings rock Jakarta

The two blasts occurred in a span of five minutes apart near a bus station in Kampung Melayu area of the capital, Jakarta said police in a statement. Witness Rohimat told detik.com: "It was at the Kampung Melayu Terminal. The explosion was very loud". A new threat has emerged in the past several years from extremists who sympathize with the Islamic State group. Read More

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Trump tells Middle East to 'drive out' Islamist extremists

Later on Twitter, she wrote 'Enjoyed talking to the incredible women working hard @GE_Saudi service center. They're not allowed to drive in the country, work with men, or get married without a male guardian's permission . But he briefly referred to his upcoming meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Vali Nasr, a prominent scholar on the Middle East, cautioned that while the White House may hope that Trump's speech is unifying, it ... Read More

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Trump stresses 'unshakable' bond between US, Israel

Husam Zumlot told i24NEWS. All of that must have given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reason to smile. "Trump didn't speak of their right to self-determination. They're losers, and we'll have more of them. Since dancing with swords and concluding a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump has shifted his focus to Israel and the West Bank. Read More

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Trump Meets With Palestinian Leader Abbas in Bethlehem

U.S. President Donald Trump is on a quest for 'the ultimate deal '. This difference was on stark display during Trump's visit to Israel this week. in accordance with Arab peace initiative ", Abbas said. KEITH: And, he said, Netanyahu had assured him he wants peace, too. Donald Trump met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, a day after promising to make a renewed effort at peace between the Palestinians and Israelis. Read More

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Russia, OPEC Work Jointly to Regulate Fossil Fuel Price Trends

The United Arab Emirates achieved just 57 percent of its cut in the first quarter but exceeded its target in April, and many non-OPEC producers including Russian Federation also missed their goals. When asked by IBTimes UK , what would be Kuwait's preferred option, al-Marzouq said all possible avenues "should be on the table". Iraq , the cartel's second-largest producer, had previously favored prolonging the historic deal by just six months. Read More

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Trump meets Palestine President, urges resumption of peace talks

The visit of US President Donald Trump to Bethlehem and his meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas were the highlight of the Wednesday issue of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies. "The two leaders discussed ways to advance negotiations and considered how Arab states might support those negotiations". He did not weigh in Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem or even whether the U.S. Read More

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USA diplomat Rex Tillerson hints at possible talks with Iranian counterpart

USA diplomat Rex Tillerson hints at possible talks with Iranian counterpart

But we hope that if Rouhani wanted to change Iran's relationship with the rest of the world, those are the things he could do. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has congratulated Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for securing reelection on Friday (19 May), assuring him that the European Union will continue to work towards full implementation of the landmark nuclear deal. Read More

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Taiwan top court rules in favor of gay marriage Featured

Taiwan top court rules in favor of gay marriage Featured

Chi Chia-wei has been campaigning for marriage equality for 30 years-and told AFP that he is "100 per cent confident" of a positive outcome for Taiwan's gay community. "Lawmakers must act swiftly to ensure Taiwan becomes the first in Asia to make genuine marriage equality a reality", she said in a statement. The ruling is the biggest victory so far for same-sex marriage campaigners, who have always been advocating for marriage equality in the country. Read More

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Trump condemns 'evil losers' who carried out Manchester terror attack

We can't stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people - and in today's attack, it was mostly innocent children. The Manchester bombing killed 22 young people and injured more than 59. And we'll have more of them. KEITH: Trump was sharing the stage with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and reported back about his earlier meeting with the Palestinian leader, Abbas. Read More

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Donald Trump says Palestinians and Israelis are 'ready for peace'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu , who spoke ahead of President Trump said that he welcomed Mahmoud Abbas' condemnation of the attack in Manchester , England. "Big, big, handsome difference", Trump said to loud applause from his audience, which included members of Netanyahu's Cabinet and other officials. "That Palestinians have to negotiate their freedom and prove ourselves worthy of freedom is repugnant", Buttu added, arguing that Trump should use its multi-billion dollar financial ... Read More

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Pope plans create new group of cardinals next month

The public back-and-forth began during the presidential campaign when Pope Francis alluded to Trump in an interview, saying a man who builds walls instead of bridges isn't a man of faith. The under-fire billionaire is due at the Vatican this morning for a meeting with the pope, with whom he has clashed on numerous issues ranging from the plight of migrants to unbridled capitalism and climate change. Read More

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Trump, Abbas say peace deal with Israel is possible

Turning his attention to the Middle East, Trump said he was negotiating a peace deal between Israel and Palestine - something that he said eluded American presidents for decades. That would be consistent with Trump's final hours in Israel and the West Bank. After urging Arab and Muslim leaders to root out extremism among their peoples, Trump flew from Riyadh to Tel Aviv - in an unprecedented direct flight - "and nothing comes out of it", he said. Read More

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Turkish police say seeking 144 people over links to failed coup

Turkish police say seeking 144 people over links to failed coup

Turkey accuses Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile for nearly 20 years, of running a decades-long campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary. "These accusations are for me the greatest punishment", he told the court. The case is being heard in Turkey's largest courtroom, which was purpose-built to hear trials related to the coup, and has space for 1,558 people. Read More

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Tide women's golf ties for 14th at NCAA Championships

Tide women's golf ties for 14th at NCAA Championships

Close Modal Window Hang on for a minute.we're trying to find some more stories you might like. After all, the championship match isn't scheduled to begin until 3:10 p.m. "We grinded out there and hung in there". "She was steady from the start and really worked her way around this hard course". Cho won holes 10 through 13 to finish off the rout. Read More

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Saudi king: Trump visit a 'turning point'

Ahead of his visit to the Middle East, the second leg of a nine-day tour that began in Saudi Arabia and will move on to the Vatican, Italy and Belgium, administration officials indicated that Trump might talk about "Palestinian self-determination", a nod towards the ultimate objective of statehood. Read More

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Unity, consensus is solution against terrorism: Iranian President

Rouhani, a pragmatist who won last week's presidential election, hit back hard by dismissing the summit as a "ceremonial (event) that had no political value and will bear no results". With Trump in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia on Sunday, King Salman described the Shiite regime in Iran as "the spearhead of global terrorism". "But the foundation of power is national strength and this only happens through elections", Rouhani said. Read More

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Sudirman Cup: India go down to Denmark

Sudirman Cup: India go down to Denmark

Sindhu produced a rich vein of form as she defeated Line Kjaersfeldt 21-18, 21-6 in the women's singles match that lasted nearly half an hour. The Indian pair put their opponents under vast pressure after winning the opening game but then they fought back to push the match into a decider. Read More

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Trump, Francis: After conflicts, a search for common ground

The president and the Pope have clashed on political matters, but Francis , who has advocated more compassion for refugees, told reporters this month he embraces opportunities to seek common ground. After Trump was elected, his barbs ended, and people close to Francis say he does not hold grudges and wants to turn the page. They then posed for photographs and then sat down at the papal desk, the pope unsmiling, as their private meeting began. Read More

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Flynn to decline US Senate subpoena in Russian Federation probe

Flynn to decline US Senate subpoena in Russian Federation probe

Flynn's lawyers did not respond to multiple requests for comment. "We've issued two subpoenas to two Michael Flynn businesses that we're aware of", said Vice Chairman Mark Warner , a Virginia Democrat. The committee sought a list of all meetings, as well all records of communications between Flynn and any Russian official or representative of Russian business interests between June 16, 2015, and January 20, 2017. Read More

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Trump meeting with Abbas in the West Bank

Speaking in the aftermath of an deadly bombing attack in Britain, Trump made a brief mention of the "losers" who perpetrate such actions. "The conflict is not between religions", Abbas said. In his remarks, Abbas said he has no problem with Judaism. Towards the end of the long line of people whose hands the Trumps had to shake when they arrived in Israel was Oren Hazan, an MP from the ruling Likud party. Read More

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Europa League final has lost its 'glow,' says Ajax coach

Out of respect for the victims, Manchester United's players held a minute's silence during training in Stockholm ahead of tomorrow's final in the Swedish capital and cancelled today's press conference, as well. Tomorrow is a match that Manchester wants to win, that we want to win and that we are going to try to win. "These are two top teams in Europe, both teams are known for many supporters and there are elements of risk in the supporter milieu - you can't turn a blind eye to that - ... Read More

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Beijing claims a victory in South China Sea after sealing agreement

The 72-year-old Philippine leader said he was making the threat public to dispel allegations by critics, including former foreign affairs officials, that he was being soft in dealing with China with regards to the dispute. The issue has come to a head in recent years as China has pursued a strategy of building artificial islands capable of supporting military facilities in the region, provoking strong reactions from other claimants as well as the U.S., which argues Beijing's actions ... Read More

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Moderate Hassan Rouhani wins Iranian election in landslide

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding re-election victory on Saturday as voters overwhelmingly backed his efforts to reach out to the world and rebuild the struggling economy. Analysts have said a higher turnout would likely benefit Rouhani. That puts turnout above 70 per cent. "Rouhani will continue to face an uphill climb on political reform; the hard liners will dig in around education and other issues", he wrote . Read More

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