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South Korea's new leader Moon Jae-in sworn in

In his congratulatory message, Xi said that China and South Korea are important neighbors. During the campaign, Moon promised to address the systemic problems that led to Park's impeachment, whi...

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BC elects a minority Liberal government

In direct donations, the B.C. Liberals made a decision to brazen it out for one more election and then turn the issue of campaign finance over to an independent review. Four seats were undecided late ...

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Rescued Chibok girls: Pleasant second anniversary gift to Nigerians

Their release was negotiated between the International Red Cross and the Swiss Government. Buhari, 74, left the Nigerian capital Abuja on Sunday evening after welcoming some of the Chibok girls ...

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Merkel party leads in warm-up for national vote

Merkel party leads in warm-up for national vote

However, a survey by pollster Forschungsgruppe Wahlen for national broadcaster ZDF published on Thursday put support for the CDU at 32% in Schleswig-Holstein, ahead of the SPD on 29%. Kraft, whose...

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IS kills 2 in attack on Iraqi Kurdish base

In the past two days alone, more than 11,000 people have passed through a screening site at the Hammam al-Alil camp south of Mosul . In addition, two of the militants died when they detonated their...

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Israel cuts funding to UNESCO

The vote took place on Israel's Independence Day. Israel lashed out at the United Nations cultural agency on Tuesday over a resolution criticizing its excavations in and around Jerusalem's ...

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Syrian Kurdish official praises US decision to provide arms

Syrian Kurdish official praises US decision to provide arms

The spokesman for the USA -led coalition against IS, Col. John Dorrian, told reporters at the Pentagon Wednesday that the weapons would be delivered to the Kurds soon. Raqqa is a smaller city in Sy...

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Blast, fire near Syrian airport

According to earlier reports the Israeli Air Force attacked a weapons depot of the Lebanese Hezbollah near Damascus's worldwide airport. "The Prime Minister has said that whenever we receive intelli...

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US risks a backlash for its growing role in Syrian conflict

US risks a backlash for its growing role in Syrian conflict

The U.S. said it would provide arms to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces to help them drive Islamic State militants from the extremists' de facto capital, Raqqa. "We want to believe that our ...

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Pakistani Army violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch district

Pakistan army is a professional army and it can not disrespect the bodies of a rival army, he reportedly said. The government summoned Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit to underscore its outrage and demande...

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Bhagwant Mann appointed as AAP's state convener in Punjab

Bhagwant Mann appointed as AAP's state convener in Punjab

Kejriwal does not have even five minutes to spare for people of Punjab where he spent a lot of time before elections, he claimed. "The Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of Aam Aadmi Party today appr...

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Favorite comes through in Derby for fifth straight year

Favorite comes through in Derby for fifth straight year

Coming around the far turn, though, it was Always Dreaming taking the lead. "But in 17 years we have two wins, two seconds and three thirds so it's become a little more respectable now". "Growing up...

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Benjamin Netanyahu throws Hamas policy paper on Israel into the bin - literally

Haniyeh lives in Gaza , unlike Meshaal, who is based in Qatar. Haniyeh was selected in polls that were held on May 6 in both the Gaza Strip and Doha simultaneously via video conference. Palestini...

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AAP loses ground in Delhi, tough times ahead

AAP loses ground in Delhi, tough times ahead

Party members said that it was Shah who wanted to make a generational shift so that candidates connect with the young. These setbacks reflect the failure of the "hit-and-run" brand of politics that th...

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US, China must 'lead the way' on climate: Obama

The meeting was meant to lay the groundwork for a formal proposal to Trump, who has promised to announce a decision before a Group of Seven summit at the end of May. On 30 April, Trump told a ra...

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Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

The U.N. mission has 13,000 peacekeepers on the ground, but some civilians complain it does not do enough to protect them against dozens of armed groups. He said the Cambodian troops were part of an e...

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China tightens oversight of online news services

China tightens oversight of online news services

The number of Chinese internet users increased by 43 million in 2016 , prompting the government to increase scrutiny of online news. The new rules will apply to coverage of politics, economics, ...

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Sledgehammer Discusses Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Gameplay

Activision at the time tactfully stated that "you've got to love the passion of gamers", but there will no doubt be much relief that this years' Call of Duty , which return to the World War II arena,...

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Israel summons Sweden's ambassador over support for UNESCO vote

The UNESCO resolution said Israel had taken actions that have "altered, or purport to alter, the character and status of the Holy City". Israel considers the entire city to be its capital, inc...

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Trump Congratulates Macron On 'Big' Win In French Presidential Election

Trump Congratulates Macron On 'Big' Win In French Presidential Election

Le Pen, the National Front candidate, had said during the campaign that she would withdraw France from the European Union . That won't change until June, when elections for France's National Asse...

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Suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra challenges Kejriwal to a poll battle

It doesn't matter to me. Delhi Police officer MK Meena, whom Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party had repeatedly labelled as "corrupt" in the past, has been asked to probe into Delhi Chief Minist...

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Islamic Jihad Rejects Palestine State within 1967 Borders

He will replace Khaled Meshaal, who has been Hamas leader since 1996. The announcement comes shortly after Gaza's rulers unveiled a new, seemingly more pragmatic political program aimed at ending ...

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Obama warned Trump against hiring Gen. Flynn: ex-Obama aide

Nothing in the public record shows that Moscow affected the election returns, nor is there any sign of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Trump fired Yates in January, removi...

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Donald Trump is still defiant as he nears 100 days

But more than half (51%) feel discouraged about the coming for years with Trump in charge, as opposed to the 45% who feel encouraged about Trump's time in office. According to analysts, President ...

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Sen. Corker weighs in on firing of FBI Director

Sen. Corker weighs in on firing of FBI Director

According to the New York Times , Comey had been in Los Angeles for various scheduled events on Tuesday, and was giving a speech to F.B.I. employees "when a television in the background flashed the n...

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Obama to deliver keynote speech in Italy on food security

Obama to deliver keynote speech in Italy on food security

This will take leadership, public investment, and smart technological innovation to help farmers grow crops in a sustainable and efficient way, without destroying the planet in the process, Obama s...

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Some abducted Chibok schoolgirls refuse to be 'freed', says negotiator

Some abducted Chibok schoolgirls refuse to be 'freed', says negotiator

May 18, 2016: Relative says one of the Chibok girls is found, pregnant, in a forest; pressure grows on Nigeria's government to rescue the others. But prior to the weekend's events, 195 of the girls ...

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Moon's rise to power in South Korea causes worries, hopes abroad

Liberal politician Moon Jae-in won South Korea's presidential election yesterday, an exit poll showed, an expected victory that would end almost a decade of conservative rule and bring a more concilia...

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A United Nations birthday slap at Israel

The Palestinian foreign ministry called the declaration "a victory for worldwide law". The resolution was passed with a vote of 22 in favor of the resolution, 10 opposing and 23 abstaining, the Ti...

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Turkish jets bomb U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

Turkish jets bomb U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

The strikes, created to stem the flow of weapons, men and materiel to PKK units in both countries, were executed "within the scope of the global law [and] with the aim of destroying the hotbeds of ter...

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