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PM calls up French President-elect to congratulate him

Still, Mr. Macron's presidential victory is encouraging for France, Europe and the Western world, and a welcome blow to the extremist forces blowing across the world right now. The defection highlight...

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Turkish army, Syrian Kurdish militia in new clashes: army

Turkish army, Syrian Kurdish militia in new clashes: army

It said the YPG "is indispensable" to defeat Isil but there is also "no avoiding the fact" that the U.S. is backing a force "led by PKK-trained cadres in Syria while the PKK itself continues an insurg...

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Indonesian Governor Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Blaspheming Islam

The lead judge, Dwiarso Budi Santiarto, said the trial was a purely criminal one and that the court disagreed that there were political aspects to the case. The Indonesia-based researcher said the out...

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Brexit: Donald Tusk says EU-27 must remain united

Brexit: Donald Tusk says EU-27 must remain united

The summit is nevertheless set to be "short" - a far cry from the bloc's famed all-night marathons on the Greek debt crisis, the senior European Union official said. Abe added that maintaining an open...

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It's Rosie O'Donnell vs. Donald Trump, James Comey edition

Rosenstein wrote a scathing memo to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Monday recommending Comey's immediate dismissal, a recommendation quickly taken up by President Donald Trump. "When [Rosenstein] brou...

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Senate intelligence committee says it has issued subpoena to Michael Flynn

Senate intelligence committee says it has issued subpoena to Michael Flynn

Yates, appearing before a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the election, described discussions with Don McGahn, the Trump White House counsel, in which she warned that Flynn apparent...

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Public hearings in Jadhav case on May 15: ICJ

Earlier, Pakistan's media rejected India's claim over the order. Indian authorities say they learned of his March arrest through a press release almost three weeks later and were refused consular ac...

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Japan destroyer leaves port reportedly to escort United States warships

Japan destroyer leaves port reportedly to escort United States warships

The test came as Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, gave warning that the UN Security Council that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes could lead to "catastrophic...

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SoftBank sinks $500M into UK virtual reality startup

SoftBank sinks $500M into UK virtual reality startup

Improbable received the huge injection of cash from Softbank, a Japanese telecoms provider and energy company, to build up its "virtual world and massive-scale simulation technology". Although today'...

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Donald Trump speaks with new South Korean president

Moon, South Korea's first liberal leader in a decade, faces a number of foreign policy challenges, including the threat from North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and frayed ties with China, its ...

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Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

The Raqqa campaign appeared to have stalled around Tabqa, where the SDF made only slow progress after besieging the town. The broadcaster said that the fighting between the SDF and the Islamic ...

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RSS activist, accused in CPM man's murder, hacked to death in Kannur

RSS activist, accused in CPM man's murder, hacked to death in Kannur

The RSS worker, Choorakkad Biju, in his early 30s, is the 12th accused in the murder of CPI (M) worker Dhanaraj, that took place near Payyanur here in July a year ago. Chief of BJP unit in Kerala Kumm...

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Will hold EVM challenge with machines of recent polls: CEC Nasim Zaidi

The Election Commission on Friday assured all political parties that EVMs were secured and could not be tampered with. On Tuesday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), during a special session of the Delhi as...

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South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi: Blue House

Mr Moon's position on Thaad is not yet completely clear - his comments have been ambivalent in the past. Moon praised Modi for his leadership, saying India was becoming a global leader on various wo...

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Tories claim they could win 15 seats in Scotland at general election

Meanwhile, Labour slumped to become the third largest party in Scotland's councils, and was kicked out of power in its Glasgow heartland for the first time in nearly 40 years. "And yet they lost the...

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Sean Spicer Claims Delay in Firing Followed Protocol

Sean Spicer Claims Delay in Firing Followed Protocol

While it appeared to have little effect on the French election's outcome, that paralleled the leak of Democratic party files previous year ahead of the United States vote, which hurt Clinton and boost...

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Rod Rosenstein's firing memo faces questions as Democrats demand recusal

Rod Rosenstein's firing memo faces questions as Democrats demand recusal

McCabe said at the hearing that the bureau has adequate resources to carry out the investigation. "The work of the men and women of the FBI continues despite any changes in circumstance, any decisio...

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Haniyeh: Prisoners issue will remain priority for Hamas

The polls will be held in the Gaza Strip and Qatar's capital Doha simultaneously via video conference, the source said on condition of anonymity because he was unauthorized to speak to media. The an...

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Trump and Moon Jae-in pledge cooperation on North Korea

Trump and Moon Jae-in pledge cooperation on North Korea

As president, Moon must find a way to coax an increasingly belligerent North Korea to dial back on its nuclear and missile threats while defusing a potential trade conflict with the United States. Sou...

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European Union chief Tusk stresses citizen's rights in Brexit talks

European Union chief Tusk stresses citizen's rights in Brexit talks

European Council President Donald Tusk shows British PM Theresa May's Brexit letter in notice of the UK's intention to leave the bloc under Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty in Brussels March...

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Bomb kills 25 as it hits convoy of Pakistan Senate deputy

Bomb kills 25 as it hits convoy of Pakistan Senate deputy

Pakistani Senate Deputy Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri told journalists that he suffered minor injuries in the May 12 blast. "My convoy was going to Mastung and there was an explosion". DPO ...

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Twice warned, Donald Trump stuck by Flynn despite ties with Russian Federation

Twice warned, Donald Trump stuck by Flynn despite ties with Russian Federation

Obama had warned Trump , then president-elect, not to give the post of national security adviser in his administration to Flynn just after the Republican's surprise victory in the November 8 election...

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Syrian Kurdish Forces to Push on IS Capital This Summer

The US sees the SDF as its most effective battlefield partner against IS in northern and eastern Syria. The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will arm Syria's Kurdish fighters "as necessary"...

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Trump urges peace between Russia and Ukraine

The Lavrov meeting came just hours after Mr Trump fired his Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , the man responsible for investigating allegations of collusion between the Repub...

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Hansen welcomes Springbok challenge in 2019 World Cup pool

Beating Italy would nearly guarantee them a place in the last eight regardless of the result against the reigning world champions and give South Africa a quarterfinal against Ireland , Scotland o...

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Russian fighter jet passed within 20ft of USA plane

Russian fighter jet passed within 20ft of USA plane

According to a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry, the Russian fighter approached the American aircraft at "a safe distance" and identified it as a P-8A Poseidon. Kunze said that distance is ...

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Abe, Moon discuss North Korea, 'comfort women' issue

Moon explained the difficulties faced by South Korean companies that are doing business in China and asked for Xi's "special attention" to ease those concerns, Yoon said. Thursday's Chinese state tele...

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Labour thinks it can win back seats in Glasgow from SNP

Labour was beaten into third place by the Conservatives in Scotland, where the SNP was comfortably the largest party despite failing to take control of target councils. The results suggest that the To...

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Donald Trump urges peace between Russian Federation and Ukraine in tweet

Donald Trump urges peace between Russian Federation and Ukraine in tweet

Trump tweeted the images after the White House had been left fuming when the Russian Embassy published photos of Trump's closed-door meeting with Lavrov, as well as the Russian ambassador in Washingto...

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Trump Launches $1.5M 'First 100 Days' TV Ad Promoting Accomplishments

Though the Commerce Department's first-quarter report showed sluggish economic growth last month, Trump's ad also focused heavily on jobs created during his tenure, showing workers building a pip...

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