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Pro-Palestinian Protesters Clash with Police at Jerusalem Old City Gate

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Clash with Police at Jerusalem Old City Gate

Trump described his meetings with the leaders of the Muslim world and Arab nations from all across the region in Riyadh as "an epic gathering" and "a historic event". "Making peace, however, will not be easy, we all know - both sides will face tough decisions - but with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal", Trump said. Read More

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US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

The Turkish embassy claimed that the protesters were "affiliated with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party)" - a banned separatist group in Turkey - and had assembled without permission. In all, nine people were hurt. That Mr.Erdogan has unfortunately been successful in stifling dissent in Turkey doesn't give him license to come to this country and attack one of its most basic, and cherished, freedoms. Read More

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Israelis rally for Palestinian state, end of occupation

Thousands of Israelis have rallied in Tel Aviv in support of a Palestinian state ahead of the 50th anniversary of Israel's occupation of Palestinian land. And everywhere, all across Palestine, families, mothers of prisoners, suffer from being denied visits to their children. President Donald Trump talked up the prospects of peace between Israelis and Palestinians yesterday, saying he believed both sides were committed to a historic deal. Read More

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Kushner sought secret back channel with Russian Federation

Kushner sought secret back channel with Russian Federation

Trump confirmed the USA support of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation but left European leaders guessing on whether he would support the Paris climate agreement. Above, Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ceremony in Brussels, May 28, 2017 . Graham said in an interview on CNN's " State of the Union " that Comey told the Senate and House select committees on intelligence about such an email, but never indicated it was fake. Read More

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Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports

Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports

After returning late Saturday from his first foreign trip as president, Trump geared up to combat concerns over his advisers' ties to Russian Federation, including explosive reports about Jared Kushner , his indispensable aide-de-camp. "Jared is doing a great job for the country", Trump said in a statement to the New York Times on Sunday evening about one of his closest advisors. Read More

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Trump pledges to 'get to the bottom' of leaks

Yes, in fact, there is. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate. That's not true even of other democracies. Pretty hard, says David Bitkower, a former principal deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's criminal division. Frustration has been expressed at every level of British government. Read More

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Draft a sign of progress on South China Sea code of conduct

Southeast Asian nations and China should start with a "gentleman's agreement" on the busy South China Sea waterway because no mechanism exists to legally enforce any deal, the Philippine foreign minister said on Friday. "If he [Jinping] really said that, let us go to the United Nations", the senator added, voicing concern the issue can be blown out of proportion and trigger a war. Read More

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Trump condemns killing of pair who tried to stop racist rant

As three men stood up against the attack, Christian fatally stabbed two of them, Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Rick Best, 54, while Micah Fletcher, 21, is now being treated at a hospital. Christian is now being held without bail on various charges included aggravated murder, according to police . Jeremy Joseph Christian , 35, a suspect in the case, was arrested on aggravated murder charges, in addition to charges of attempted murder, intimidation and being a felon in possession of a ... Read More

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Palestinian prisoners end 40-day mass hunger strike after reaching deal

Both Karaka and the Israeli Prisons Service did not initially divulge the full details of the agreement. "Then two hours later everything changed", he said, adding that Israeli negotiators had began talks with Barghouti. Some observers say the Palestinian Authority's refusal to pay for Israeli energy was one way to try to win back some control of Gaza . More than 6,000 Palestinians are now in prison for offences linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, for charges ranging from ... Read More

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Ariana Grande To Play Benefit Concert In Manchester

Abedi's father, Ramadan Abedi, was allegedly a member of the al-Qaeda-backed Libyan Islamic Fighting group in the 1990s, according to a former Libyan security official, Abdel-Basit Haroun. "They blocked the whole street", he said, adding that he saw the man handcuffed and taken away in a auto. Mr.Hopkins said the leaks "caused much distress for families that are already suffering terribly with their loss". Read More

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Philippines pounds militants; civilians found shot dead

Philippines pounds militants; civilians found shot dead

President Rodrigo Duterte placed Mindanao under martial law on May 23 as insurgents in Marawi with ISIS flags burned buildings, occupied offices and freed more than 100 inmates from jail. The discovery confirms days of speculation that Maute rebels had killed civilians during a bloody takeover of Marawi City , that the military believes is aimed at winning the Maute recognition from ISIS as a South-east Asian affiliate. Read More

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Trump wraps up nine-day foreign trip

Trump wraps up nine-day foreign trip

Near the end of the summit, he tweeted teasingly that he would make a decision on Paris next week, leaving delegations to scratch their heads about why he could not commit in Taormina. His pushing aside of the prime minister of Montenegro to get in place for a family photo generated headlines across Europe. "We will win", Trump said. Read More

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Kushner Asked to Lay Low After Reports Connecting Him to Russia Probe

Kushner Asked to Lay Low After Reports Connecting Him to Russia Probe

Reports that top White House adviser Jared Kushner attempted to establish a secret communication link with Russian Federation has an ex-CIA official wondering if he was acting on his or following orders- and if so, whose orders. Both Lewandowski and Bossie discussed the prospect with the president before his trip, according to one person told of the conversations. Lewandowski's return would be notable, given the fact that he was sacked by Trump after clashing with staff and Trump's adult ... Read More

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Trump attacks news reports on son-in-law, Russia

Trump tweets that "it is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies" from what he calls the "FakeNews media". Mueller III, appointed to oversee a federal investigation on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The Trump-Kushner relationship is "showing unmistakable signs of strain", the Times reported in an article published on its front page Monday. Read More

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Trump plan on Paris climate deal unclear after G7 pressure

But it was his "arrogance" in threatening to oppose the Paris Agreement that was "an abdication of American leadership", the official said. "The mood of Article 5, the idea that we are all in this together, is not the mood he conveyed", said Jon Alterman, a senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Read More

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Ariana Grande Vows Return To Manchester In Letter To Fans

Ariana Grande Vows Return To Manchester In Letter To Fans

Greater Manchester chief constable Ian Hopkins said today "distress and upset" had been caused to families of the Manchester attack victims by the leak to the United States media of evidence. Among the victims identified was an 8-year-old girl, an 18-year-old college student, a Polish couple who were picking up their daughter from the concert and others. Read More

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Korea says ballistic missile test successful

That test reached an altitude of more than 2,100 kilometers (1,300 miles), according to North Korea. North Korea apparently is determined to develop a missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon and able to reach the USA mainland. Last week, the North boasted that its test of intermediate-range ballistic missile was successful. North Korea has a large stockpile of these short-range missiles, which were originally developed by the Soviet Union. Read More

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May and Corbyn set to face live TV audience

Now, I suspect, not so much. She said the win would add weight to the SNP's victory in the Scottish election a year ago and a vote in the Scottish parliament giving her a fresh mandate to seek a new referendum. Voters are not likely to get a true debate before the vote. "But I have met former prisoners with my eyes open on it on the basis there had to be a development of a peace process in Northern Ireland". Read More

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Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

They made their sacrifice not for fame, or for money, or even for glory, but for country". "Words can not measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love or the totality of their courage", Mr. Trump concluded the events of the day by honoring the "unknown soldiers" represented by the prestigious tomb on the grounds of the national cemetery. Read More

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Donald Trump blamed for climate chat grinding to halt

Donald Trump blamed for climate chat grinding to halt

Earlier German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticised what she called "a very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory" discussion with Trump on the issue. "The world will not stand idly by whilst Donald Trump takes a wrecking ball to global efforts to prevent catastrophic climate change - one of the biggest challenges the world faces. Read More

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McCain: Putin a bigger threat than Islamic State

In the interview , McCain said the US has "done nothing since the election last November to respond to Vladimir Putin's attempt to change the outcome of our elections". McCain has always been an advocate of the war against ISIS, declaring them the largest, wealthiest terrorist organization in world history , and insisting that President Obama didn't understand how big off a threat that they were. Read More

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Trump lands in Israel: What to watch

Trump lands in Israel: What to watch

Meanwhile, Palestinian activists are calling for a "Day of Rage" when Trump visits the West Bank on Tuesday. "So we tell them how you are great, and they love you". Ross also said there were no protesters in the streets during the President's visit. He did not elaborate and it is not clear how big the plan is. One point of contention in the talks: the fate of east Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war. Read More

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Sessions Vows to Take Trump Travel Order to Supreme Court

In an emailed statement shared by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) to International Business Times, it said: "LIRS Applauds Decision by 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to Uphold Maryland District Court Judge's Decision". The government, however, maintains that the countries impacted by the ban were not chosen because they were majority Muslim nations but out of concern for national security and terrorism risks. Read More

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Very good interaction with Chancellor Merkel: PM Modi

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd reacted earlier Monday to Merkel's remarks by saying that Britain would continue to seek a "deep and special partnership" with Germany and the rest of Europe after Brexit. Thanks to a quirk of scheduling, before she met Trump in Brussels last week, she spent a morning with former U.S. President Barack Obama, who is still broadly admired in Germany. Read More

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Arsenal fire to claim FA Cup glory

Wenger came under fire from sections of Arsenal's support during a Premier League campaign that concluded with his team failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. I hope he calls it a day. "You can not be in this job (if you are not forgiving)". Many observers wrote off Arsenal's chances before the game due to Mertesacker's impending involvement, but the 32-year-old used that negativity as motivation and went on to produce an assured display in his side's ... Read More

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Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to compromise

Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to compromise

Prior to that, he traveled to Bethlehem for a one-hour meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas . Palestinian officials stressed they believed longstanding U.S. KEITH: Trump and his aides believe that single, unified voice could be the key to peace in the Middle East and beyond. According to the Times of Israel , son-in-law and aide to the U.S. Read More

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