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Meghan Markle attends Pippa Middleton's wedding reception as Prince Harry's date

Meghan Markle attends Pippa Middleton's wedding reception as Prince Harry's date

The bride's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, have had an elaborate glass marquee built on the grounds of their estate for the reception. Tennis star Roger Federer was also in attendance. Whilst several photos of the wedding ceremony have been released, the couple made sure photos of the reception were kept private. As reported earlier, Meghan did not witness Pippa saying "I do" to Matthews , but she attended the party after the nuptials as Harry's date. Read More

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Trump's First G7 Summit Gets Down To Work In Sicily

US President Donald Trump has reportedly told 'confidants, ' including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, that he plans to leave a landmark global agreement on climate change . Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama's numerous calls for US President Donald Trump not abandon the Paris Agreement will be answered this week. "If you let him go back to the civil war within the White House, Pruitt might win", he said. Read More

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Turkish Security Assaults Protestors In Washington DC

Turkish Security Assaults Protestors In Washington DC

Police barricaded the perimeter to separate the groups. A video showed two men bleeding from the head, and men in dark suits punching and kicking protesters, some lying on the ground. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said it was "an affront to DC values and our rights as Americans". "The State Department has raised its concerns about these events at the highest levels and a thorough investigation that will allow us to hold the responsible individuals accountable is of the utmost importance ... Read More

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Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

The request from the committee arrived last week at campaign headquarters in NY, according to person familiar with the request who wasn't authorized to discuss the developments publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Trump will return to Washington to face a cascade of other worries related to the Russian Federation probe in the coming days, including expected testimony by fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey before a Senate committee. Read More

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US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban

US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban

The ban requires all electronics larger than a smartphone to be checked in. Kelly was asked on "Fox News Sunday" if he was going to ban laptops from all worldwide flights into and out of the US. The Wall Street Journalquoted Kelly as saying, in response to questions whether the ban could be extended to include all global flights, "I might.... Read More

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Iraq attempts to seize last Daesh positions in Mosul

Mosul is a large city comprised of dense built-up neighborhoods, ancient, congested districts and agricultural suburbs. Iraqi planes dropped leaflets over the area on Friday telling civilians to flee "immediately" to "safe passages" where they will be greeted by "guides, protectors and (transportation) to reach safe places", according to a government statement. Read More

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American arms deal with Saudis is under fire in Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump , left, French President Emmanuel Macron and EU Council President Donald Tusk, right, watch the Frecce Tricolori Italian Air Force acrobatic squadron performing, in Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. Ann Coulter, who had recently criticized Trump for not sticking to his hard-line immigration record, tweeted, "Wailing Wall the usual photo op, but Trump should visit Israel's BORDER wall". Read More

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Trump's Popularity Drops in Israel After Embassy Move Delayed

That stunned the Palestinians but delighted Netanyahu, who heads a right-wing coalition with pro-settler parties that strongly oppose a Palestinian state. But the white map, set against a blue background excludes east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, which are part of sovereign Israel. The city is claimed as a capital by both Jews and Palestinians, however, and relocating the embassy - and essentially declaring Jerusalem to be Israeli territory - would raise tensions. Read More

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KISS concert in Manchester canceled after terrorist attacks

KISS concert in Manchester canceled after terrorist attacks

Both arrests were part of a massive security operation launched after 22 persons died and dozens more were wounded Monday night in a suicide bombing during a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande . Ariana Grande revealed her courageous plans to return to Manchester to perform again at a benefit concert after the horrific bombing at her show. Read More

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WH: Trump Not Yet Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

During his campaign, Trump promised to be Israel's "best friend" if elected, and signaled that it was okay for the Israeli government to go on building settlements on occupied land since he didn't regard it as an obstacle to peace. Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel? Both Israel and the Palestinians consider Jerusalem to be their capital. But the USA has withheld recognition of that control until there is a deal. Read More

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Father of alleged Manchester bomber arrested

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Abedi was believed to have travelled to Syria and had "proven" links to the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack. The Special Deterrent force said in a statement on its Facebook page that Hashim Abedi had told investigators after his arrest that both he and his brother belonged to the Islamic State group. Read More

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Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel end hunger strike

Israeli officials dismissed it as a bid by strike leader Marwan Barghouti , seen as a potential successor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , to burnish his political credentials. The Palestinians had been throwing rocks at passing vehicles, including one belonging to the settler, according to the Israeli military. By the end of strike, some 850 were still participating. Read More

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Andrew Scheer wins Conservative leadership vote

Andrew Scheer wins Conservative leadership vote

The ranks of the party are as large as they've ever been, thanks in large measure to the high-profile, hard-fought leadership race, and the party's fundraising might appears to have renewed power, he added. He referred to the threat of "radical Islamic terrorism", a phrase favoured on the political right, but avoided by many politicians in an effort not to offend Muslims. Read More

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Will Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso win the Indy 500?

When he got his first crack at Indianapolis with Andretti - he'd been hired to replace Danica Patrick after her move to NASCAR - the race started and he found his vehicle nearly undriveable. Greg Penske even had a hand in speedway construction. While not displaying the same outright speed as his teammate Dixon did in qualifying, Kanaan knows how to get it done around the IMS, and a second victory would bring the house down. Read More

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At NATO Summit Macron Dodges Trump And Hugs Merkel Instead

At NATO Summit Macron Dodges Trump And Hugs Merkel Instead

May met separately at the G7 with US President Donald Trump , a critic of the European Union who had declared his support for Brexit. Macron briefly thanked Trump and told reporters the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, scheduled to take place later on the day, would "allow us to have a first meeting" and that he was "very happy to be able to change a lot of things together". Read More

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Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State group

Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. "If Allah wills it so, then we can not stop it", he said, pointing his finger in the air. "We can not just pinpoint the particular spot". "We're leaving", said a resident named Edith, walking along a rundown street carrying a small suitcase. Read More

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G-7 source: USA gets more time for climate pact answer

President Trump, coming off a G7 summit and meeting at the Vatican where he was pushed for the U.S.to stay in the Paris climate agreement, tweeted Saturday that he will make a decision next week. The president thanked the troops and their families for their service to America, and said the US will win the fight against terrorism. The official said this is based on Trump talking about innovation in clean technology and renewable energy, as well as demonstrating an understanding of climate ... Read More

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US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

WASHINGTON , D.C.: The US military will try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile in a landmark test of a defense system that comes amid broad tensions over North Korea's weapons program, the Pentagon said Friday. In its 2018 budget presented to Congress this week, the Pentagon proposed spending $7.9 billion on missile defense, including $1.5 billion for the ground-based midcourse defense program. Read More

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Donald Trump shoves North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic

Donald Trump shoves North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic

The act was being widely denounced online. "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States, and many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years and not paying in those past years", Trump said. Trump called on NATO , an organisation founded on collective defence against the Soviet threat, to include limiting immigration in its tasks as well as fighting terrorism and deterring Russian Federation. Read More

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Ariana Grande announces benefit concert for Manchester victims

Ariana Grande announces benefit concert for Manchester victims

Police issued a strongly worded statement late on Wednesday after the New York Times published photographs of the crime scene where a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert. United Kingdom police have identified 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the individual they suspect of having perpetrated the attack. The US pop star said her "heart, prayers and deepest condolences" are with those affected by the bombing in an emotional statement on Twitter . Read More

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The seven most awkward moments from Trump's Israel trip

The seven most awkward moments from Trump's Israel trip

But in policy terms, the trip did not address how Trump will grapple with the core problems the United States has with each of these close allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel . No injuries were reported and a Palestinian man was held for questioning, a police spokesperson said. Israeli officials hailed the speech as a triumph for the country's right-wing government, which includes ministers opposed to the idea of an independent Palestinian state. Read More

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Arsenal shock EPL champions Chelsea to claim FA Cup

Arsenal shock EPL champions Chelsea to claim FA Cup

Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey against Chelsea at Wembley ended what has been a disappointing season on a high for Wenger . When asked specifically about Moses' red card , Conte said: "It's hard to tell because I saw contact with Moses and the defenders but I don't know if there is contact for a penalty". Read More

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G7 leaders meet in Italy for 'challenging' summit

G7 leaders meet in Italy for 'challenging' summit

The summit, being held near Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, is the final leg of a nine-day tour for Trump which started in the Middle East. While Canada, Italy, Germany, France, Britain and Japan confirmed their commitment to the Paris agreement, Trump - who promised during the campaign to abandon the accord - had not yet made up his mind, said Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni . Read More

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Iran's Supreme Leader: Saudi Arabia 'cow milked' by US

However, even now we can say with confidence that Hassan Rouhani has to overcome the most acute geopolitical challenges during his second presidential term. "Terrorism will be uprooted only by taking comprehensive measures, and avoiding double standards", foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA on Tuesday. Read More

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In Donald Trump's private moments, it's small talk and compliments

In Donald Trump's private moments, it's small talk and compliments

Late-night TV hosts in the USA and Israel took aim at President Trump's visit to Israel , highlighting some of the less delicate moments and off-the-cuff remarks of the president, who is in Rome visiting the Vatican today . Overall, the focus of Trump's trip to the Middle East seemed more about meeting anyone who does not like Iran and to criticise Iran, despite the re-election of moderate Rouhani once again. Read More

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