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Climate envoys meet in Bonn, but all eyes on Washington

Climate envoys meet in Bonn, but all eyes on Washington

The White House originally said that Trump hoped to decide by the meeting - held in Sicily in late May - whether to pull the United States from the landmark climate pact . Administration lawyers ...

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AP Analysis: Trump thrusts U.S. presidency into perilous area

President Donald Trump's decision will also have repercussions for Rosenstein: The move amplified calls from Democrats to appoint an independent investigator to probe Russia's ties to the Trump camp...

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Judge Blocks Order Withholding Funding from Sanctuary Jurisdictions

Judge Blocks Order Withholding Funding from Sanctuary Jurisdictions

But that was the court that blocked the president's first travel ban against seven Muslim countries. "This case is yet one more example of egregious overreach by a single, unelected district judge",...

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Arrested in Paris For Vandalism and Violent Clashes on Election Night

Arrested in Paris For Vandalism and Violent Clashes on Election Night

His startup political movement - optimistically named " En Marche! ". As the day began, French voters faced a stark choice. But he was painted as weak and inexperienced on security issues by Le Pe...

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Jakarta governor given prison sentence for blasphemy

Jakarta governor given prison sentence for blasphemy

The five-judge panel at the Jakarta court found Purnama guilty of blasphemy after a months-long trial, in a case criticised as politically motivated. Ahok lost his bid for re-election in an April ...

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Defense chips away at total 'Dance Moms' star hid from court

Miller eventually coughed up $288,000 in TV income she didn't initially report in 2012, then federal investigators found she'd hidden almost $550,000 more from personal appearances, dance sessions a...

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Trump OKs arms for Syrian Kurds, despite Turkish objections

Trump OKs arms for Syrian Kurds, despite Turkish objections

Ankara says the Kurdish militia known as the YPG, which forms the backbone of the force, is an extension of the Kurdistan Worker's Party, or PKK, which has been waging a decades-old insurgency in Tur...

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S. Korea's new president willing to visit rival North

He also planned to announce major cabinet and presidential staff appointments nearly immediately to bring a swift end to a power vacuum left by the removal of his predecessor, Park Geun-hye, in March ...

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Who will replace James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief?

The sudden sacking of the nation's most senior law enforcement official outraged Democrats who said the White House was interfering in the inquiry. But in announcing the firing, the White House circ...

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South Koreans vote for new leader after months of political vacuum

South Koreans vote for new leader after months of political vacuum

Moon has said that the previous conservative government's hard-line approach to North Korea failed to prevent Pyongyang from developing nuclear bombs and missile programs. In his first public act as ...

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After bruising month long campaign, voters decide in British Columbia

It appears a single seat may have cost the the B-C Liberals a chance to form a majority government. The results constantly changed throughout the evening, leaving the possibility that one party co...

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Trump fires FBI Director Comey

Comey strongly defended his decisions during the hearing last week. Mr Sessions said the Department of Justice was "committed to a high level of discipline, integrity, and the rule of law", and "a...

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German local vote is test for Merkel's challenger

German local vote is test for Merkel's challenger

The victory gives Merkel's Christian Democrats a boost heading into elections next weekend in Germany's most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, an SPD-run region with nearly 18 million people and...

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After decisive win, Macron to take over on Sunday

After decisive win, Macron to take over on Sunday

British Prime Minister Theresa May also congratulated on Macron's election victory, with an official spokesman saying, "France is one of our closest allies, and we look forward to working with the new...

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North Korea accuses United States of plotting to assassinate president

Asked about the possibility of US officials offering to engage in negotiations with North Korea over that rogue nation's missile buildup, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer replied that for such ...

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Here's How the Trump Healthcare Plan Is Different From Obamacare

I have always believed, however, that Obama was prescient in seeing that the ACA would have a larger impact that would be hard if not impossible to erase, no matter what Republicans did to the law its...

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Trump fires Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey

Trump fires Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey

Markey also said Comey's firing underscores the need for a special prosecutor. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who was himself a federal prosecutor, told CQ Roll Call late Tuesday that he had been work...

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USA to equip Kurdish fighters in Syria

USA to equip Kurdish fighters in Syria

Ankara, Washington- The White House has announced supplying arms to Kurdish fighters to support an operation to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from ISIS in a major shock to US-Turkish relations ahe...

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'We will get this done' Trump promises Israeli-Palestinian peace

Trump began his remarks with a reminder that Abbas had been in attendance when the PLO leader Yasser Arafat and the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed their 1994 agreement in the White House ...

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Official says WH has approved weapons for Kurds

Official says WH has approved weapons for Kurds

The SDF is led by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) which Ankara views as a terrorist organization over its alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Basat Ozturk, a ...

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Moon's turbulent life before winning S. Korean presidency

South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party gives his supporters a thums-up sign during an election campaign in Seoul , South Korea , Monday, May 8, 2017. Chinese group t...

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New Hamas chief vows support for Palestinian prisoners

New Hamas chief vows support for Palestinian prisoners

The next step for Hamas should be to move in the direction of the two-state solution. "It is about advancing Marwan Barghouti's political ambitions to replace Abu Mazen (Palestinian Authority Presiden...

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Trump Begins Effort To Pack Courts With Conservatives

The selection requires Senate approval. As he did before Trump announced Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) urged the president to work with members ...

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Price defends cutting almost $1 trillion from Medicaid

Instead of spending money on health care and coverage for low- and middle-income Americans, the legislation provides tax cuts to people who make more than $1 million a year. The GOP wanted to get a ch...

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Ismail Haniya elected new political chief of Hamas

The new position revealed by Mishaal maintains the traditional features of the 1988 Charter , which calls for the exercise of the right of return for Palestinian refugees. Hamas' separation from the ...

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Merkel's CDU wins Holstein and test-drives alliance with Greens and Liberals

Merkel's CDU wins Holstein and test-drives alliance with Greens and Liberals

The victory gives Merkel's Christian Democrats a boost heading into elections next weekend in Germany's most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, an SPD-run region with nearly 18 million people and...

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France presidential election campaign heats up with rallies on May Day

The latest opinion poll showed Macron leading Le Pen by 61 percent to 39 ahead of Sunday's election, widely seen as the most crucial in decades. Earlier, Ms Le Pen's estranged 88-year-old father and...

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Some names Trump might consider in picking a new FBI chief

On Twitter last week, Trump claimed that Comey "was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds!" W. Chuck Schumer, a close friend of fa...

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Marion Maréchal-Le Pen to quit politics

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen to quit politics

The president smiled and clasped the arms of his one-time economy minister as the two men attended a ceremony at Paris's Arc de Triomphe to commemorate victory over the Nazis in World War II. The el...

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White House approves supply of weapons to YPG in Syria

White House approves supply of weapons to YPG in Syria

But Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said the decision, announced by the Trump administration Tuesday, was "unacceptable". "We are keenly aware of the security concerns of our coaliti...

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