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Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

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. "It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable", he said on ABC's "This Week" programme. "Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us, is a good thing and, again, it comes back to ... Read More

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Police arrest man on English south coast in bombing inquiry

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson asked in a statement . 'Where did you see him with it during that time?' "We have no reason to believe the case and its contents contain anything unsafe, but would ask people to be cautious", he said, calling on the public with information about the whereabouts of the case to call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline. Read More

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Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties

Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties

Mrs Merkel did not specifically mention Mr Trump but quoted a 1963 speech by former President John F. Kennedy in Frankfurt, where he told the audience "those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future". "She is testing the waters for a more forthcoming policy towards France". Berlin fears the British government still has unrealistic expectations about Brexit . Read More

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Macron meets Putin in Versailles

He added: "President Putin has also indicated to me that he has taken several initiatives on the subject of LGBT people in Chechnya , with measures aiming to bring out the whole truth on the actions of the local authorities and to fix the most sensitive issues". Read More

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US President Donald Trump to decide on Paris accord next week

Meanwhile, the other G7 nations, Canada, France, Germany, Italy Japan and Britain, as well as the Presidents of the European Council and Commission got behind the measure. "There are no indications whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement or not". Abandoning the Paris agreement would carry a high political cost internationally, with Europe, Canada, China and Japan all strongly committed to the deal. Read More

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1500 feet of California highway blocked by slide

Caltrans District 5 reported that tons of debris covered the road, in some places 35 to 40 feet deep. The agency's spokeswoman, Susana Cruz, told the San Luis Obispo Tribune it is the largest known mudslide in the state's history. Kirk Gafill, president of the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce and owner of the historic Nepenthe Restaurant, said the landslide may be a blessing in disguise as it has potential to stable the land the Caltrans was looking forward to shoring up. Read More

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Arrests as IS claims Jakarta attacks

Arrests as IS claims Jakarta attacks

The police said one the two explosions was at a bus shelter while another went off near a parking lot about 10m away. Indonesia has suffered a series of mostly low-level attacks by Islamic State sympathizers in the last 17 months, but Wasisto said police had not confirmed any Islamist motive for Wednesday's bombing. Read More

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Kerala to call all-party meet on cattle slaughter law

Kerala to call all-party meet on cattle slaughter law

Against all the culprits the FIR is registered. In the aftermath of this incident, several photographs of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi accompanying Mukutty are being widely shared on social media by BJP sympathisers. The Congress also slammed the BJP for trying to play "regressive politics of polarisation" and accused it of indulging in "doublespeak and deception". Read More

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Courtois blames referee and defensive lapse for Cup defeat

Courtois blames referee and defensive lapse for Cup defeat

A fourth minute goal from Alexis Sanchez and a pinpoint header from Ramsey in the 78th did not tell the whole story of Arsenal's high tempo 2-1 victory. Chelsea started the second half with more tempo and Footballer of the Year N'Golo Kante warmed David Ospina's fingers with a deflected drive from distance before Moses brought a fine save from Ospina after Costa played him in. Read More

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US, EU chew over widening laptop ban on flights

US, EU chew over widening laptop ban on flights

Concerns have also been raised over the potential fire risk from storing large stocks of electronics in checked luggage.U.S. anti-terror officials are looking at other areas "not exclusively Europe ", David Lapan, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security , told reporters in Washington on Tuesday. Read More

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NDP gets Green support to form minority government in British Columbia

NDP gets Green support to form minority government in British Columbia

Weaver said Friday he was very close to making a deal with either the Liberals or the New Democrats on forming a new minority government in B.C. In an emailed statement, Clark said that it was crucial the B.C. The Greens and NDP have supported a system of proportional representation that accounts for the number of seats each party gets in the legislature based on their percentage of the popular vote. Read More

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Controversial win for Team NZ

Five challenging teams; Land Rover BAR , Artemis Racing, SoftBank Team Japan , Groupama Team France and Emirates Team New Zealand , had their chance to enhance their positions on the leaderboard. Oracle recovered from a bad start against Land Rover BAR and passed the Brits about halfway through the race. The fastest America's Cup in history got off to a storming start today in Bermuda, with top teams racing at more than 40 knots in just 10-12 knots of true wind. Read More

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Pro-EU Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote

Pro-EU Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote

The U.K.'s Liberal Democrats call for a second Brexit referendum in their election manifesto , as well as preserving free movement and remaining in the single market. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron on board the battlebus following a General Election campaign visit to the Happy Heart Cafe in Solihull. 'We want to give all our children a brighter future in a fairer Britain where people are decent to each other, with good schools and hospitals, a clean environment and an innovative ... Read More

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British police in race to find Manchester terror network

British police in race to find Manchester terror network

Images of the Manchester bomber taken moments before Monday's massacre were released late on Saturday as a wave of arrests fuelled hope that further terror threats had been quelled. British counter-terror chief Mark Rowley said Friday that police had captured "a large part of the network" linked to the bombing. On Saturday, police said they had identified the location where they believe Abedi assembled the bomb which was used in the attack. Read More

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44-year-old man arrested in Manchester bombing inquiry

Britain's interior minister says the hunt is still on for suspects in the Manchester bombing, and members of attacker Salman Abedi's network may still be at large. "Until the operation is complete, we can't be entirely sure that it is closed", Rudd said. Police have released surveillance-camera images of Abedi on the night of the attack and appealed for more information about his final days. Read More

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Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

On May 13 two civilians were killed in Rajouri district in the exchange of fire between two sides. "The whole nation stands solidly behind Major Gogoi, who played a splendid role by saving the precious lives of many people, including poll staff members, in Budgam, Kashmir , " B S Slathia, president Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Jammu here told reporters. Read More

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An Asian first: Top court in Taiwan rules same-sex marriage legal

An Asian first: Top court in Taiwan rules same-sex marriage legal

According to a Singapore-based newspaper, The Straits times , the ruling came about after gay rights activist, Chi Chia-Wei, had his application to marry his long-time partner rejected in 2013. Religious and parents groups opposed to gay marriage say they will lobby parliament not to pass any laws on legalisation. Momentum for marriage equality in Taiwain has been built in recent years, including support from President Tsai Ing-wen who openly supports same sex-marriage. Read More

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Leaks of Manchester bomb probe

Leaks of Manchester bomb probe "reprehensible", will stop - U.S. envoy

Donald Trump has said intelligence leaks related to the Manchester attack in the USA was "deeply troubling". British-born Salman Abedi was identified as the suspected suicide bomber responsible. While a number of media outlets are reporting that Greater Manchester Police will no longer share information about the investigation with USA intelligence experts, other forms of cooperation between the two countries will continue, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London . Read More

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UN Calls on Israel to Solve Palestinian Prisoner Crisis

The Prisons Service denied that any negotiations had taken place at all, saying that the hunger strike had been ended by an internal PA decision that had nothing to do with Israel. 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 . The 40-day hunger strike raised tensions with Israel as protests in support of the strikers spilled over into clashes in the occupied West Bank and along the Israel-Gaza border. Read More

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Kushner 'sought secret communication line with Moscow'

Rep. Ted Lieu on Sunday ribbed White House Senior Aide Jared Kushner for allegedly attempting to set up a private communication channel between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's transition team. Kislyak reportedly was taken aback by the suggestion of allowing an American to use Russian communications gear at its embassy. Before the election, Kislyak's undisclosed discussions with Kushner and Flynn focused on fighting terrorism and improving US-Russian economic relations, six of the ... Read More

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Duterte makes rape joke after ordering martial law

One week into the declaration of martial law in Mindanao through Proclamation 216, no ground implementation guidelines have been issued by the Armed Forces of the Philippines ( AFP ) to the two major military commands in the area, the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) and the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom). Read More

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Evacuation in Moss Side as property searched over Manchester attack

He also said that extra officers will be armed and on duty over the weekend in anticipation of the Monday's bank holiday and after authorities raised UK's threat level to critical Tuesday. Photos showed an army bomb-disposal unit at the property. The force said in a statement: "We immediately established full command and control of the incident and within an hour of the attack taking place a specialist counter terrorism control room had been established with a first priority of ... Read More

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Prince Harry brings girlfriend Meghan Markle to Pippa Middleton's wedding reception

Prince Harry brings girlfriend Meghan Markle to Pippa Middleton's wedding reception

All eyes were on Harry in the hope he would be bringing Meghan with him, but speculation stirred when he turned up with brother William instead. "They had a wonderful time at Kate and William's wedding", a source told The Sun . The 35-year-old Markle plays ambitious paralegal Rachel Zane in the hit USA television drama " Suits ". Kate Middleton was on best mum duty as she was pictures shh-ing Prince George and Princess Charlotte and the gaggle of fellow page boys and bridesmaids, ... Read More

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UK police arrest 15th person in connection with Manchester attack

UK police arrest 15th person in connection with Manchester attack

Police on Sunday said they had arrested a 25-year-old man in the Old Trafford area of Manchester , bringing to 12 the number of people being held in custody since the attack. "There is still much more to do ". More arrests are expected. "There will be more arrests and there will be more searches", he said. Authorities are now handling 500 terror-related investigations into 3,000 individuals, with another 20,000 people on the radar posing a "residual risk". Read More

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Trump Fail to Stand Behind Article 5 at NATO Summit

Can you imagine what the leaders of these other nations must say to each other when he leaves the room? "And I'm not 100 percent sure that we can say today - we means President Trump and myself - that we have a common position, a common opinion about Russian Federation although when it comes to the conflict in Ukraine it seems that we were on the same line", he added. Read More

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Former Greek Prime Minister Injured In Letter Bomb Blast

Two other people, including Papademos's driver, were also injured in Thursday's early evening attack. Police did not immediately say if the attack was terror-related. Papademos", said government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos. So far there has been no claim of responsibility. All were intercepted, although in the case of the package sent to the International Monetary Fund a female employee was wounded as she opened the parcel in March. Read More

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Govt, army to jointly fight Jadhav's case in ICJ, says NA speaker

Govt, army to jointly fight Jadhav's case in ICJ, says NA speaker

Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Jadhav's case would be taken to its "logical conclusion" according to Pakistan's Constitution and laws . "We can give them refuge here", Jha said. Sartaj Aziz also said that the ICJ had not given any ruling on providing consular access to Jadhav. In that sense, ICJ's interim order acts as a deterrent against Jadhav's execution. Read More

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Iraqi commander denies 'claims of abuse' in Mosul

Iraqi commander denies 'claims of abuse' in Mosul

He says 36 civilians remain unaccounted for. A report from U.S. Central Command blamed Islamic State (ISIS) booby traps for the deaths of more than 100 civilians during a coalition airstrike in March. But ISIS fighters had rigged the building with roughly 1,000 pounds of secondary explosives "unknown to the coalition". Before Thursday's report, the U.S. Read More

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