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Duterte says China's Xi threatened war if Philippines drills for oil

China and the members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) had been hoping to this year agree on the framework, 15 years after committing to draft it. Ruan Zongze, vice-president of the China Institute of International Studies, said the approval of the COC draft framework means that discussion on measures to work through the South China Sea issue and expand marine cooperation is back on track. Read More

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New Delhi to not succeed to hide subversive activities of Kulbhushan: Sartaj

New Delhi to not succeed to hide subversive activities of Kulbhushan: Sartaj

It, however, hailed the efforts taken by the External Affairs Ministry to secure the release of the former Navy officer, who has been sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan on espionage charges. Pakistan alleges that Jadhav is a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent and is responsible for fomenting unrest in Balochistan, the troubled Pakistani region where Islamabad has long accused RAW of promoting terrorism. Read More

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Trump Responds To Manchester Attack In Meeting With Palestinian Leader

Trump Responds To Manchester Attack In Meeting With Palestinian Leader

KEITH: And, he said, Netanyahu had assured him he wants peace, too. In a meeting with over 50 Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia , Trump called for a NATO-like security alliance in the Middle East . Trump called those behind the attack " evil losers ". Trump also toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which by Christian tradition is where Jesus was crucified and the location of his tomb. Read More

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NY Times rips Trump over 'embarrassing' North Atlantic Treaty Organisation speech

NY Times rips Trump over 'embarrassing' North Atlantic Treaty Organisation speech

A meeting with European Council chief Donald Tusk and European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker did not go smoothly either, despite hopes it could clear the bad blood caused by Trump backing Britain's Brexit vote. Tusk had earlier said there were differences on climate change and trade but above all Russian Federation. President Trump attends his first G7 summit in Sicily today amid a cloud of uncertainty about where he and the United States will stand on policy issues from climate ... Read More

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Tens of thousands gather in Jerusalem to celebrate 50th anniversary of reunification

U.S. President Donald Trump talked up the prospects of peace between Israelis and Palestinians on Tuesday, saying he believed both sides were committed to an historic deal, but he offered no concrete proposals on how to get there. As Daniel pointed out , Trump came face to face with a major symbol of Israel's occupation during his journey to Bethlehem this morning "when his motorcade sped through a gap in the Israeli separation barrier that separates Israel from the West Bank". Read More

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Ariana Grande suspends tour following bombing at Manchester Arena concert

Ariana Grande suspends tour following bombing at Manchester Arena concert

Abedi's father, Ramadan Abedi, was allegedly a member of the al-Qaida-backed Libyan Islamic Fighting group in the 1990s, according to a former Libyan security official, Abdel-Basit Haroun. Abedi's wife, Samia al-Tabal, is a close friend of the wife of Abu Anas al-Libi, an al-Qaida veteran who was snatched off the streets of Tripoli in 2013 by US special forces and faced accusations of involvement in the 1998 bombings of two USA embassies in Africa, al-Libi's wife, Um Abdallah, told the AP. Read More

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Palestinian President voices commitment to two-state solution

Palestinian President voices commitment to two-state solution

Israeli leaders put the conflict at almost 100 years old, dating it to anti-Jewish riots in the 1920s, and Trump's addition "of more", which did not appear in the prepared remarks, was likely meant as a nod to them. "My staff has been fantastic and as you know Rex, Secretary of State has done an incredible job", Mr Trump begun to say after flying in from Saudi Arabia . Read More

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Trump still not backing Paris climate agreement - Italy's PM

Leaders of the G7 meet Friday and Saturday, including newcomers Emmanuel Macron of France and Theresa May of Britain in an effort to forge a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism. Lastly, the global commitments under the Paris Agreement can help reduce climate impacts in Silicon Valley like extreme drought and sea level rise. Read More

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Facing anxious European leaders, Trump goes on offensive

Nonetheless, European Council President Donald Tusk indicated, there was less than a meeting of minds on trade and other issues, despite the cordiality of Trump's welcome. "It's a big problem, it's a world problem, but it will be solved at some point". "They agreed on the need to work together to deepen our security cooperation in fighting ISIL [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant], combating radicalization and responding to other common threats". Read More

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Iraqis demand compensation after US probe into Mosul strike

The conclusion, said U.S. Air Force Brig. Officials say the U.S. takes every precaution to avoid hitting civilians, including by aborting missile strikes at the last moment if a civilian unexpectedly wanders into the target zone. A team of 18 people worked on the investigation , interviewing civilians, two human rights groups and at least seven media outlets. That estimate is far lower than those provided by outside groups. Read More

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Did Trump really favor Macron in France?

Did Trump really favor Macron in France?

Melania Trump, right, wife of US President Donald Trump speaks with Brigitte Macron , wife of French President Emmanuel Macron as they visit the Magritte Museum in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017 . Macron has already made it clear that he will not be bullied down by President Trump's antics on baseless speeches and backstabbing commentaries like the one he did on China . Read More

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British police stop sharing Manchester attack info with the U.S. after leaks

British police stop sharing Manchester attack info with the U.S. after leaks

There have been six arrests, including a man literally taken down on the street in Wigan on Wednesday and a woman detained late Wednesday during an armed raid at a block of flats in Blackley, north Manchester . It marked the highest threat level in the United Kingdom in more than a decade. A general election in Britain is scheduled for June 8. The government said a minute's silence would be held at all official buildings at 1000 GMT on Thursday. Read More

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Throwing chaos aside, Trump aims for caution on big trip

Throwing chaos aside, Trump aims for caution on big trip

While the vote would be over just a fraction of the arms that the Trump administration has now signed off on selling to the Saudis, the senators are seeking to make it a symbolic debate on the overall agreement. "They also participated in the killing and wounding of thousands of Iraqi civilians". "We hope that one day Saudi Arabia to hold elections to put an end to the hereditary rulers making the country much more powerful", he said . Read More

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Trump urges Israelis and Palestinians: Make peace

Trump urges Israelis and Palestinians: Make peace

The standing ovation Trump got in Israel made clear the hypocrisy of a state that claims the legacy of the horrific Holocaust to back the logic for its existence. "Many of us were holding our breath, wondering if he was going to do something that would inflame the situations in Saudi Arabia or Israel ", Sutton said. Read More

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Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader - who calls it natural

With Britain's terrorism threat level at "critical", meaning a new attack may be imminent, police are racing to uncover the network around the suicide bomber. In dedicating the 9/11 Article 5 memorial, the president was "sending a strong signal" of his commitment to NATO , Stoltenberg said. Critics of President Trump say that, given his inexperience and propensity for outlandish speech and behavior, he is being graded " on a massive curve " on his first foreign trip. Read More

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Ariana Grande cancels many European shows after Manchester attack

Ariana Grande cancels many European shows after Manchester attack

Ramadan Abedi also had said he worked as the administrative manager of the Central Security force in Tripoli. Abedi's father and brother were also arrested by anti-terrorism authorities in Libya . The leak of the surveillance photos toThe New York Times has led to a rift between British and American authorities. Cities including Paris , Nice, Brussels, St Petersburg, Berlin and London have suffered attacks in the last two years. Read More

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CBSE to announce Class 12th results on Sunday

CBSE to announce Class 12th results on Sunday

Results for Class X and XII were on a hold for a couple of days as the Delhi High Court ordered CBSE to carry forward the moderation policy for the academic year. Almost 19,85,397 students from Classes 10th and 12th have registered for the exams in which 10,98,891 are from Class 12. The moderation policy refers to a practice where students are given extra marks in subjects regarded as unusually hard, or when there are variations in question paper sets. Read More

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My son is innocent, says father of alleged Manchester bomber

With Britain's terrorism threat level at "critical", meaning a new attack may be imminent, police are working around the clock to try to deter another atrocity. Ariana Grande's concerts have been canceled until June 5 and maybe longer, until her team figures out how to address new security concerns. According to media reports , Libya's counterterrorism forces arrested Hashem Abedi, 20, the brother of suspected attacker Salman Abedi on suspicion of links to the Islamic State group. Read More

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In Trump's Private Moments, It's Small Talk and Compliments

In Trump's Private Moments, It's Small Talk and Compliments

After weeks earlier flashing his trademark bravado by saying the "ultimate deal" could be easier than "people have thought", he seemed to acknowledge the complexities that have bedevilled his predecessors. and try to create a lot of momentum and optimism around the prospect for peace". There have been no official confirmations of this report as yet. Israel was no longer allowed to be the elephant in the Islamic room, but something that for the first time in their midst was mentioned as ... Read More

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Palestinian 'Day of Rage' Protests Trump, Imprisonment and Imperial 'Peace' Calls

Palestinian 'Day of Rage' Protests Trump, Imprisonment and Imperial 'Peace' Calls

Trump's first trip overseas has highlighted the extent to which strident opposition to Iran now serves as an organizing principle in his efforts to remake America's relationship with the Middle East. He also said Iran would continue a ballistic missile program that has already triggered US sanctions, saying it was for defensive purposes only. "They would think that's a great name". Read More

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First lady's hand swat a viral sensation

First lady's hand swat a viral sensation

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump copped the ultimate rejection as he arrived in Israel on Monday. But when the president reaches for the former supermodel's hand, she appears to swat it away. The Trumps held hands minutes later on the tarmac. Earlier, the first lady had to nudge the President to remind him to put his hand on his heart for the USA national anthem. Read More

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Rouhani takes on Trump

Rouhani takes on Trump

Hassan Rouhani has been re elected President of Iran. Although democracy in Iran has clear limits - all candidates must be vetted by a hardline body and the unelected supreme leader can veto policies of the elected government - it still goes further than in most of the countries that attended Trump's speech, a fact noticed across the region. Read More

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Death Toll from Ariana Grande Concert Bombing Could Rise

Death Toll from Ariana Grande Concert Bombing Could Rise

Abedi was killed at the site of the explosion, but authorities are still determining if the attack was a suicide bombing and to what extent it was orchestrated by an organized terrorist group. Abrini visited Manchester in 2015. The same year, English-speaking female jihadis were found to be using social media to try to lure western Muslims to join them in Libya. Read More

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Ex-SKorean President Park arrives for start of bribery trial

Her signature swept-up hair style was maintained by odd-looking plastic pins sold at the prison. Park was brought to the Seoul Central District Court in handcuffs. The judge directly asked Park whether she denies all charges. Park's trial is expected to take several months. Ms. Park stepped into the political limelight as the country's first lady in 1974 after her mother was shot and killed by a North Korean sympathizer attempting to assassinate Ms. Read More

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