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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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Gianforte Triumphs in Special Election

The 56-year-old has 49 per cent of the vote, a five point lead over Democratic candidate Rob Quist . "I don't advocate violence, but when you're told to back off, you need to back off". "Now he needs to resolve his legal issue so that he can start off on the right foot serving his constituents", Stivers said. "I think he whaled on me once or twice". Read More

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Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military

Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military

While he also accused low-spending members of the alliance of owing "massive amounts of money" to NATO , Trump said he and allies would drive out militants and urged all nations to do the same. Mr Trump added in his address to leaders: "I never asked once how much this new headquarters cost". Allies who had hoped to hear Trump publicly declare his commitment to NATO's Article 5 collective defence guarantee were left disappointed as he made no mention of it and instead castigated them on ... Read More

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Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

Donald Trump and Melania Trump wave as they arrive in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 20. His Holiness opened proceedings with a little bit of second-hand body-shaming, when he asked Melania , "What do you feed him?" Mrs. But that theory was pooh-poohed by the White House. "I signed it personally for you", responded the Pope. Francis gave Trump a large medallion that depicted an olive branch, a symbol of peace, to which the president replied: "We can use peace". Read More

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Unlikely Figures Praising President Trump's Israel, Middle East Trip

In a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , Trump acknowledged what has always been known: that Israel and Saudi Arabia have formed a tacit alliance whose main target is Iran. If Mr. Trump wants to be peacemaker and make West Asia a more secure place, he has to reach out to both sides and appeal to them to dial down the tensions that have already spilled into Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and Iraq. Read More

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Libya arrests brother, father of Manchester bombing suspect

British police have resumed intelligence-sharing ties with U.S. law enforcement after they were temporarily stopped in a row over leaks about the Manchester bombing investigation. ambassador and been assured they would stop. In a statement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he shared the president's concern and had already been in contact with British Home Secretary Amber Rudd Wednesday. Read More

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Israeli joy at Trump visit, but substance lacking

The President had never been accused of explicitly mentioning Israel , just inappropriately divulging information it had provided. Any links are diplomatically delicate, with the Arab world strong supporters of the Palestinian cause. Trump provided few specifics about how a deal might be achieved in a peace process that has been stalled for years. Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud appeared especially eager to "see peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians", Trump said. Read More

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Trump seeks to establish 'common principles' for Mideast peace push

Trump seeks to establish 'common principles' for Mideast peace push

Trump also does not expect to convene a joint meeting with Abbas and Netanyahu on this trip although he hopes that will happen after another round of solo meetings with each of the leaders, the senior White House official said . The Trump administration rejected a request from the Palestinians to push for an Israeli settlement freeze, but promised to sort out the issue during peace negotiations, according to the official. Read More

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U.S. promises crackdown after Manchester investigation leaks

Greater Manchester Police said late Wednesday that six men and one woman had been arrested in a series of counterterror raids across Manchester's sprawling suburbs. "May said Tuesday that the "callous and the cowardly" Monday attack that killed 22 people and injured another 59, many critically, justified rolling out the security measures included in a plan the government calls Operation Temperer". Read More

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Lawmakers react to new health care budget score

It's worth remembering that the CBO can be wrong: The agency was about 12 million off on its projection of how many people would enroll in Obamacare's exchanges. In states that made moderate changes to their markets, representing about one-third of the U.S. population, premiums would fall 20% on average. Poorer and older Americans? "This reflects the overall choices that House Republicans made in this bill: provide hundreds of billions in tax breaks for the wealthy and ... Read More

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Gunmen in Philippines take hostages, including priest

The turmoil was the final straw for President Rodrigo Duterte , who on Tuesday delivered on his longstanding threat to impose martial law on Mindanao, the country's second-largest island, to stop the spread of radical Islam. The Maute group members have also killed two policemen and a security guard. Hundreds of civilians had sheltered in a military camp in Marawi City as troops helped clear the few remaining people from streets where smoke lingered in the air. Read More

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What Trump And The Rest Of NATO Want From Each Other

What Trump And The Rest Of NATO Want From Each Other

Rand Paul said he applauded Trump's stance. Only five members now meet the target: Britain, Estonia, debt-laden Greece, Poland and the United States, which spends more on defense than all the other allies combined. "Every US President since Truman has pledged support for Article 5-that US will defend Europe". British officials are reportedly outraged over the alleged leaks of investigative material related to the bombing on Monday at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, and U.K. Read More

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Father, brother of Manchester bomber arrested in Libya

There are also growing concerns that efforts to combat radical extremists have been dealt a major setback. The row forms an uncomfortable backdrop for May amid heightened security in the United Kingdom following the worst terrorist attack on British soil in over a decade in which 22 people, including young children, were killed at a pop concert. Read More

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Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall?

Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall?

DONALD Trump left Israel on Tuesday after a whirlwind trip in which he made history as the first sitting US President to visit the Kotel - and appearing optimistic that he can go down in history as the man who will make peace. In a speech in Israel earlier this week, Trump spoke warmly of Israel and referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as "my good friend". Read More

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Linked militants besiege Philippine city

Militants called in reinforcements and swept through the streets, torching buildings, taking a Catholic priest and his worshippers hostage and sealing off much of the city to the outside world. "Our operation is still ongoing in Marawi City and sporadic fighting is still continuing", a statement from the Armed Forces of the Philippines said. Read More

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