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Trump tests waters for achieving Middle East peace

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters on Air Force One that President Trump "pressured" and was "very forceful" with both sides in the conflict, urging them to go back to the negotiating table. Palestinian Authority officials did not return JTA's request for comment. Trump and Abbas discussed the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians during a press conference in Bethlehem , and while Trump called for the resumption of peace talks, he ... Read More

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Trump calls for global coalition against terrorism, 'isolation' of Iran

His speech outlined his goal for the Middle East and the overall Muslim world to unite against terrorism and "drive it out" of their countries. Some regarded his speech as a positive step towards Muslims. On Iran, Trump and his officials called Tehran a regime, responsible for so much instability in the region. The deals are seen as attempts by the Saudi government to win over Trump after the president was critical of the country during his campaign . Read More

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Putin: Syria chemical attack was provocation against Assad

Maintaining that Russian Federation would continue the dialogue with U.S. President Donald Trump and the new administration, President Putin said that serious efforts of both sides are needed to achieve serious success in the matter. Indian Prime Minister, Norendra Modi; Moldovan President, Igor Dodon; Austrian Federal Chancellor, Christian Ken, and UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, also spoke during the referred session. Read More

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Trump son-in-law tried to set up secret communications with Russian Federation?

Trump son-in-law tried to set up secret communications with Russian Federation?

Sergei Kislyak at the White House on May 10, 2017. Sunday: The New York Times reported that Kushner was among the voices in the White House that strongly urged President Trump to fire James Comey. "It's bad for the prospects of calm at the White House ". Trump returned to Washington after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday to face more questions about alleged communications between Kushner and Russia's ambassador to the US. Read More

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Trump's views on Islam 'continue to evolve,' says Secretary of State

Trump's views on Islam 'continue to evolve,' says Secretary of State

During a campaign speech in December 2015, he called for a "total shutdown" on Muslims entering the United States "until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on". The POTUS touched down in Israel on Monday for the second leg of his nine-day worldwide stint. On Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Trump's recent anti-Iran remarks and rising Iranophebia are aimed at "milking" Saudi Arabia. Read More

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Christians Killed in ISIS Attack in Egypt

Christians Killed in ISIS Attack in Egypt

The men were ordered to recite the Shahada , the Islamic declaration of faith, and many were shot execution style with one bullet to the head. It was the fourth attack against Christians in Egypt claimed by Isis since December . Military sources told Reuters news agency that the militants targeted in Libya were involved in the attack on Egyptian Christians earlier on Friday. Read More

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Weaver just an NDP puppet

Notley wanted the pro-pipeline Liberals to win, and even if her friends in the anti-pipeline NDP had won a majority, she could have probably worked out some sort of deal. But Notley isn't taking any guff from Weaver, or from Horgan either. "Quite honestly, the province of B.C. can't grow exclusively on the basis of escalating housing prices in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland", said Notley. Read More

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Trump's tweet tirade against Germany could backfire on US

Trump's tweet tirade against Germany could backfire on US

She said Trump's comments were being "nitpicked" and there has been no change to United States commitment to Article 5. Notably, he has pushed back on long-standing US demands for Germany to spend 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense - something Trump pushed during last week's meeting of the leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization . Read More

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Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

In deciding whether to allow the ban to go into effect, the 9 justices are set to weigh whether President Trump's election campaign rhetoric can be used as evidence that the order was meant to discriminate against Muslims . If the government's emergency requests are granted, the ban would go into effect immediately. In closing, the Department repeated an admonition offered by acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall at the conclusion of his arguments before the 4th Circuit . Read More

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This brand new iPad is a North Korean exclusive

This brand new iPad is a North Korean exclusive

The device was spotted advertised in North Korean magazine Foreign Trade . The Ryonghung iPad offers 1GB of memory, an 8GB hard disk and a 1.2GHz processor, according to the ad. Other apps listed include a calculator, dictionaries, and a farming app. The Ryonghung iPad was popular at a national science and technology festival and product shows in North Korea in 2016, the advertisement claims. Read More

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Trump withdraws from climate pact, world leaders push back

The US president believes that by withdrawing from the deal regarding the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions , he can strike up a better deal for his great country. Expressing similar views, Power Minister Piyush Goyal in a statement said, " India under [Prime Minister Narendra] Shri Modi's leadership has taken up renewable energy as an article of faith and is steadfast on its Paris commitments, irrespective of what others do". Read More

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Japan vows action after North Korea launches missile into its waters

The launch of the short-range projectile, which fell provocatively close to Japan , was the North's 12th ballistic missile test this year - in defiance of United Nations sanctions warnings and U.S. The test was also meant to put pressure on President Moon Jae-in to shift from the previous government's hawkish stance on the North, the officials added, as the worldwide community ratcheted up condemnation on Pyongyang's missile and nuclear threat. Read More

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Police release new images of Manchester bomber in appeal to public

Police said Wednesday a cordon has been placed around a property south of central Manchester. Suicide bomber Salman Abedi left 22 dead and injured more than 100, after the blast at the end of an Ariana Grande concert. Abedi, a Manchester resident of Libyan descent, is believed to have visited Tripoli four days before the attack, and experts say it is likely that he received training there to build the device he used for the bombing. Read More

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Survivors of Egypt Christian bus attack recount their horror

Survivors of Egypt Christian bus attack recount their horror

Friday's horrific attack on Egypt's Coptic Christians , claimed by the Islamic State group, has further devastated this ancient community, coming on the heels of two church bombings in April that killed dozens. According to several reports, three children aboard the bus survived the attack. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack through its Amaq media wing, according to the Site Intelligence Group, a terror monitoring group. Read More

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Putin says Russian economy enters new phase of growth

Modi said the nuclear agreement, which was a major outcome of the summit meeting, will further strengthen the ties between the two countries. He insisted that Donald Trump won thanks to his skills, not Russian interference. He said the allegations of Russian hacking into the Democratic National Committee overshadow the fact that the leaked emails were genuine and revealed unpleasant truths. Read More

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Trump's tweeted typo covfefe becoming vanity license plates

Starting with a wee-hours tweet that contained the mystifying nonword " covfefe ", Trump on Wednesday unleashed a string of tweets that showed the president was holding nothing back, on matters both trivial and consequential. Hillary Clinton , speaking Wednesday at Codecon in California, joked that Trump's recent apparent mis-tweet was actually a coded message to Russian Federation. Read More

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Nawaz Sharif son appears before Panama papers probe panel

Nawaz Sharif son appears before Panama papers probe panel

Hussain Nawaz came to Federal Judicial Academy (FJA) in Islamabad on Tuesday and was kept waiting for over two hours before he was allowed to enter the conference room to meet with the six-member team. Aurangzeb also accused the two members of misbehaving with the PM's cousin, Tariq Shafi, and said that they had told Shafi not to appear before the JIT for the way he was treated. Read More

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Astronauts bid emotional farewell to space station crew

Astronauts bid emotional farewell to space station crew

The capsule with the International Space Station (ISS) crew of Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, landed Friday on the steppes of Kazakhstan . At the interview, Pesquet noted that there are things one understands intellectually, but which one doesn't really get. "But to see the planet as a whole... Read More

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'I didn't expect that to happen': father of Manchester bomber

'I didn't expect that to happen': father of Manchester bomber

Abedi's family remained a focus, too, with a brother in England, his father and another brother in Libya among those being detained. "This is not us", the senior Abedi said. The father, Ramadan Abedi, denied his son had links to militants in an interview with The Associated Press before he was taken into custody, saying, "We don't believe in killing innocents". Read More

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Trump faces tough task unwinding Obama Cuba policy

Trump faces tough task unwinding Obama Cuba policy

A Trump announcement on the changes may come later this month, likely in Miami. The economic impact analysis was conducted in cooperation with a number of businesses and organisations, including the American Society of Travel Agents, Cuba Educational Travel, Pearl Seas Cruises and the United States-Cuba Business Council. Read More

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Four Taiwanese confirmed dead in Philippine casino resort attack

The national police chief said the gunman apparently barged into a room at the 5th floor of the Maxims hotel connected to the mall and casino, laid on the bed, blanketed himself, doused himself with gasoline then set himself on fire. Dozens had minor injuries suffered during the stampede to escape. The suspect took 113 million pesos ($226,000) worth of gambling chips, which were found in a bag he was carrying. Read More

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Could executive privilege block Comey testimony?

Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before a Senate committee next Thursday as part of a probe into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign. Comey's associates have said Comey told them Trump had asked for a pledge of loyalty to the president and later asked Comey to consider ending the investigation of Flynn. Read More

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Chelsea striker to seal move to Newcastle United this weekend

Chelsea striker to seal move to Newcastle United this weekend

The deal is now expected to be completed as early as this weekend. Had he been brought back to the Chelsea first team, game time would have been hard to find. The Spaniard's experience of English football is said to be a key consideration for Manchester City, who are keen to avoid last season's mistakes by throwing Ederson directly into the hurly burly of the Premier League . Read More

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Key photos from President Trump's first trip abroad

Key photos from President Trump's first trip abroad

Trump, speaking after talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the town of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, said the United States stands in "absolute solidarity" with the British people. Indeed, it is far more probable that Mr. Trump's efforts to reignite dialogue between the Israeli and Palestinian leadership will be a one-off, an ersatz display of statesmanship that fleetingly showcases Mr. Read More

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Philippines says 500 militants involved in siege

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said 500 extremists fought in the city and that they had a "big plan" to occupy it. The toll includes 11 soldiers who were killed in friendly fire this week during a mis-targeted air strike . Most of the residents had fled the city but the International Committee of the Red Cross has repeatedly expressed deep concern for those who remained trapped, and called for a humanitarian ceasefire. Read More

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Emmanuel Macron explains his tense handshake with Donald Trump

He added: 'One must show that you won't make small concessions, even symbolic ones, but also not over-publicise things, either'. He went on to compare Trump to Russian and Turkey Presidents. "That was an exaggeration", Mr Trump said moments later. The first meeting between Trump and Macron at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit was immortalized in this decidedly awkward video , and by the time the two sat down for their first formal meeting with the press in attendance, the ... Read More

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Top Merkel aide rejects Trump's call to renegotiate global climate deal

Now that the United States has pulled out of the deal, China , the world's second largest emitter, becomes the dominant negotiator in climate change talks - and China's ties with India remain tense. The accord commits countries to holding global temperature rises to "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels, which will require global emissions to be cut to net zero by the second half of the century. Read More

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WTI, Brent crude oil futures settle lower

WTI, Brent crude oil futures settle lower

The March production figure is about 0.5 percent lower than the department's earlier estimate of 9.15 million barrels a day for the same month, a sign that US output could come in lower than the agency has forecast this year. "Oil prices dropped below 50 this morning as [the] continued global oil glut seems to outweigh bullish USA oil inventory reports and Trump exiting the 2015 Paris climate agreement", said Michael Poulsen, oil risk manager at Global Risk Management. Read More

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