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Trump, G7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

Trump, G7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

Spokesman Georg Streiter didn't comment directly on a report that Trump called Germany "bad, very bad" on trade because of the success of German companies in selling autos and other goods to USA customers. Other meetings over the two days will include discussions of global economy and climate, a meeting with small African nations - Trump will be seated between the leaders of Niger and Tunisia - and migration issues.A pool reporter traveling with the president made a point of noting that the ... Read More

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Trump seeks 'reset' with Islamic world amid political tumult at home

For all the sound and fury over his public remarks and tweets in Washington, President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia has been a very different story. He said that every nation must shoulder the burden of rooting our terrorism from their countries. But he briefly referred to his upcoming meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Read More

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Iraqi chiefs demand compensation over 105 civilians killed in air strike

He added that 101 civilians inside the building were killed, four civilians were killed nearby, and 36 civilians were still not accounted for. Residents of the al-Jadida neighborhood, interviewed by the AP on Friday countered the Pentagon conclusions that there were two IS snipers in the house struck by the bomb and that secondary explosions caused by explosives packed into the house by the extremists were largely responsible for the high civilian death toll. Read More

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US Admits Killing at Least 105 Civilians in Mosul Strike

US Admits Killing at Least 105 Civilians in Mosul Strike

According to the Pentagon account released Thursday, a US military warplane dropped a 500-pound GPS-guided bomb on two Islamic State fighters firing on Iraqi forces from the roof of a building in Jadidah. But it's hard to get completely accurate numbers on civilian deaths in a war zone, some independent estimates are much higher . "Our condolences go out to all those that were affected", said Major General Joe Martin. Read More

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Trump says never mentioned Israel when providing info to

He also will meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and become the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall - Judaism's holiest site. Transportation and Intelligence Minister Israel Katz however said that Israel "wanted to improve the lives of Palestinians". The visit raised questions about whether the US would indicate the site is Israeli territory. Read More

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Tensions deepen between Saudi, Iran, US after Trump visit

Tensions deepen between Saudi, Iran, US after Trump visit

President Donald Trump ended a visit to Tehran's arch-foe Saudi Arabia where arms deals worth nearly $110 billion were signed. Earlier Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi called on Washington to abandon its "warmongering policy, intervention, Iranophobia and sales of unsafe and useless weapons to the main sponsors of terrorism ", according to state-run Press TV . Read More

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US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

Seoul's Unification Ministry said the Seoul-based Korean Sharing Movement would be allowed to communicate with North Korea to discuss how to deal with malaria in North Korea . Satellite imagery suggests it could be ready to conduct its next test - its sixth - at any time. The test follows a successful North Korean launch Sunday, during which the country fired a medium-range ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan . Read More

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"You were my guy", Trump told Macron, French official says

TAORMINA, Italy European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker denied on Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump had aggressively condemned German trade policies during at meeting in Brussels on Thursday. "Best thing about this is not the handshake itself but Macron acting like it's totally normal", wrote another Twitter user. In an April 21 interview with The Associated Press , Trump said he believed an attack that week on police officers in Paris would help the National Front ... Read More

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G7 leaders must not waver on Russia sanctions, says EU's Tusk

G7 leaders must not waver on Russia sanctions, says EU's Tusk

Tusk said in a televised statement after the joint meeting with Trump that trade was one of the issues that remained "open". A new strain emerged on the relationship between the USA and a key European ally: a British official said Thursday that police in Manchester will stop sharing information about their bombing investigation with the US until they get a guarantee that there will be no more leaks to the news media. Read More

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Government will not go back on its promise on black money: Modi

Government will not go back on its promise on black money: Modi

This 9.15 km (length) bridge is the longest road bridge in India. Sadiya is one of the most disadvantaged places in Assam, a subdivision of Tinsukia bounded by rivers on three sides: Lohit, Brahmaputra and Dibang. The company supplied 17,000 tonnes of cement for the bridge which connects Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, said a release from the cement company. "This bridge will open the doors for economic development of India's north-east on a big scale. Read More

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Turnout is key for Iran's election

Karoubi, 80, and fellow reformist Mirhossein Mousavi ran for election in June 2009 and became figureheads for Iranians who protested against the vote they believed was rigged to bring back President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad . Hardliners reportedly feared the anti-Rouhani vote would be split and make a second round run-off more likely. Hamid Aboutalebi, Rouhani's deputy chief of staff, said in a tweet that most of Qalibaf's supporters would now vote for Rouhani as only those two candidates had ... Read More

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Manchester attacker's father, younger brother arrested in Tripoli - spokesman

The name of the attacker was first published by U.S. media, before it had been confirmed by United Kingdom police, and before authorities had been able to trace his network and connections, possibly putting the investigation at risk. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack . The bomber's father, Ramadan Abedi , told the Associated Press that he spoke to his 22-year-old son five days ago. Read More

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'The Germans are bad, really bad,' Donald Trump tells European Union officials

According to German news outlet Der Spiegel (presumably German for "fake news"), Trump made his remarks while voicing his frustration during a meeting with top European Union leaders. The G-7 includes the U.S., Canada, France, Germany , Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Juncker then intervened, according to the same source, to defend Germany by saying that free trade benefits everyone. Read More

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German police: Manchester bomber passed through airport

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May plans to confront US President Donald Trump after highly sensitive police photos of the ongoing investigation into the Manchester , England, terrorist attack were leaked to the US media . Police forensic officers walk along a bridge linking Victoria station to the Manchester Arena, the scene of a terror attack during a pop concert by USA star Ariana Grande in Manchester, north-west England on 23 May 2017. Read More

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Trump, G-7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

Most of the tens of thousands of migrants rescued at sea annually make their first landfall in Sicily - although not during the G-7 summit, due to a temporary ban on landings. "We understand that other governments were not forthcoming with financial contributions", Rumsby said. Uhuru flew to Sigonella Airbase in Sicily and then by helicopter to Taormina , a seaside resort heavily protected ahead of the summit. Read More

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Trump administration kickstarts Nafta renegotiation

U.S. President Donald Trump intends to initiate negotiations with Canada and Mexico regarding modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA ), according to a May 18 letter submitted to the U.S. He added that he hopes to complete negotiations by the end of 2017. Many farmers worry that Trump's policies will jeopardize their exports just as they face weaker crop and livestock prices. Read More

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Macron snubs Trump for Merkel & another arm wrestle follows

The moment has since gone viral. "Congratulations. Great job." Both leaders exchanged a firm handshake that left President Trump's knuckles white. - Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) May 25, 2017Macron plays the Trump handshake game well. Macron will meet his USA counterpart Donald Trump for the first time at an informal lunch later that will immediately test his diplomatic skills, given the unpredictable nature of the US leader. Read More

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Duterte tells troops 'you can arrest any person'

Military helicopters flew above the Marawi rooftops as armored tanks rolled through its neighborhoods amid sporadic gunfire and explosions. Troops load ammunition and supplies as a convoy of APCs head to the site three days after Muslim militants lay siege in Marawi city in southern Philippines Thursday. Read More

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Trump slip up in Saudi Arabia speech blamed on exhaustion

Trump on Sunday - in a stark departure from his rhetoric as both candidate and president - dispensed with his use of " radical Islamic terrorism ", a term critics argue demonizes Muslims. Rouhani also told the news conference that he would continue Iran's ballistic missile programme. "The problem is that the Americans do not know our region and those who advise US officials are misleading them". Read More

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Donald Trump admits no easy peace for Middle East

Donald Trump admits no easy peace for Middle East

While it was Israel that Trump lavished with praise, in the end neither side got all it wanted. Trump departed from Israel on Air Force One on Tuesday afternoon, following a landmark visit where he met with both the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and Palestinian Authority President Abbas in the West Bank City of Bethlehem . Read More

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North Korea developing nuclear warheads faster than expected

North Korea developing nuclear warheads faster than expected

China is North Korea's biggest economic partner and source of diplomatic support and has come under heavy pressure to use its influence to rein in the North's missile and nuclear activities. "The unification ministry has considered options on this internally but nothing has been decided yet". "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea ". Read More

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Residents flee militant siege in Philippines

His capture and that of his companions violates every norm of civilised conflict'. Militants called in reinforcements and were able to overpower government forces, leading to Hapilon's escape. "We will conduct house-to-house clearing and do everything to remove the threat there". "We have not heard anything about them", Dela Pena said, adding more people might have been kidnapped. Read More

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Libya says working closely with Britain over concert attack

Libya says working closely with Britain over concert attack

Investigators were also assessing whether Salman Abedi , the suspected bomber in the attack Monday on a pop concert in Manchester , may have been connected to known militants in the northern English city. A soldier joins police officers in Westminster, London , after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following the Manchester bombing. Read More

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Manchester terror attack: Police investigating 'network' over concert bombing

Abedi rang his mother and brother at their home in Tripoli just before detonating a bomb as fans were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night. British officials, however, have not commented on whether Abedi had links to ISIS or other extremist groups. Hashem Abedi had been in touch with attacker Salman Abedi, Bin Salem said, and had travelled from Libya to Britain last month. Read More

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Morning Joe: 'Thuggish Trump' Responsible For Reporter Assault

Morning Joe: 'Thuggish Trump' Responsible For Reporter Assault

Tina Olechowski says Quist was making the rounds across the state to thank volunteers and was on his way to Missoula on Wednesday when the altercation involving Republican Greg Gianforte happened. Jacobs then grabbed Gianforte's wrist and both fell to the ground, Scanlon said. Despite the last-minute push, more than half of the ballots expected to be cast in the race had already been returned before the alleged assault occurred. Read More

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Former Greek PM injured in envelope explosion

Former prime minister Costas Simitis and George Papandreou also visited the hospital along government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos and the Governor of the central Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras. The rigged package to the International Monetary Fund exploded, injuring an employee, while the one sent to Germany was detected by scanners. Authorities cordoned off the area, and forensics experts were investigating the scene for evidence. Read More

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Korea calls S. Korea's border firing reckless provocation

Korea calls S. Korea's border firing reckless provocation

Seoul's military broadcasted a warning in response to the incursion into South Korean airspace as falling rain obstructed a better view of the object, local news service MoneyToday reported Tuesday. The Security Council is due to meet behind closed doors later on Tuesday. When the object did not retreat the military ordered the warning shots. "It is important to lower North Korea's foreign currency earnings and prevent nuclear missile related shipment and technological transfer in order ... Read More

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Israel marks 50 years of 'united Jerusalem', but city struggles

During his trip, Trump pitched the idea of a coalition of Sunni Arab states against Iran and "Islamic extremism" and said Israel could find a communality of interest with such a grouping. Speaking to Netanyahu on Monday, Trump sought to dispel suggestions that he had passed on sensitive Israeli intelligence to Russian diplomats at a recent meeting , saying he had not mentioned the word " Israel " at the meeting. Read More

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