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Macron's election offers chance for more dynamism in EU: Merkel

Macron's election offers chance for more dynamism in EU: Merkel

A former economy minister under France's previous president, Socialist Francois Hollande, Macron is the youngest post-war French leader and the first to be born after 1958, when President Charles de G...

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Putin praises China's Belt and Road initiative, condemns North Korea

ADDS DETAIL ABOUT MISSILE - In this April 15, 2017, file photo, an unidentified missile that analysts believe could be the North Korean Hwasong-12 is paraded across Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang. ...

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China invests $124B for new Silk Road

In his keynote address, President Xi highlighted that China "will enhance friendship and cooperation with all countries in the world on the Belt and Road Initiative on the basis of the five principles...

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Aisha Buhari meets 82 Chibok school girls in Abuja

They are among thousands kidnapped by Boko Haram during its eight-year insurgency. Finally, some more of the Chibok schoolgirls are coming home. "We also urge the global community to continue su...

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Trump's Air Force One plane could have 'caught fire'

Trump's Air Force One plane could have 'caught fire'

Tools and components used to fix a plane's oxygen system must be cleaned in a particular way to remove any residue that could react when it comes into contact with oxygen, the report noted. Investigat...

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FBI Agents Were Fed Up With Comey? Simply Not True

Comey has made no public statements since being fired, and he declined an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed door session, ranking member Mark Warner told MSNBC...

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Putin blames U.S. for computer attack that wreaked global havoc

Russian Federation had nothing to do with a massive global cyberattack, President Vladimir Putin said Monday, criticising the USA intelligence community for creating the original software. "The US h...

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USA intelligence community 'under assault' by Trump: Clapper

USA intelligence community 'under assault' by Trump: Clapper

If Trump did record conversations with former FBI Director Jame Comey, the president will have to turn those tapes over to Congress , both Republican and Democrats said on Sunday. Republican Senato...

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India skips China's Silk Road summit amid Kashmir concerns

Pakistan Prime Minister Sharif, his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were among the world leaders who attended t...

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Unofficial student vote placed BC NDP at top of list

Christy Clark told reporters on Tuesday that she'd met with the lieutenant-governor and been asked to continue on as Wednesday, and that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had called to congratulate her. B...

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1 killed, several wounded by army mutiny in Ivory Coast

In Abidjan , banks and business in the city center remained closed after gunfire began at 5:40 a.m. near the military barracks. The renewed unrest came a day after the army gave mutinous soldiers a...

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Texas cop who shot dead Jordan Edwards has been fired

Police Chief Jonathon Haber told reporters he couldn't specify what policies were violated because Oliver can appeal his firing. Later Haber said he "misspoke", and that the vehicle was actually dri...

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North Korea accuses CIA, Seoul of plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un

North Korea accuses CIA, Seoul of plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un

North Korea's Ministry of State Security said "terrorists" supported by the CIA and South Korea's intelligence agency infiltrated North Korea to stage an attack against the North Korean leader by us...

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Vote counting slow in Nepal's first local elections in 20 years

Vote counting slow in Nepal's first local elections in 20 years

Officials said 73 percent of almost five million voters cast their ballots on Sunday in the first round of the elections, a major step in the young republic's hard transition to democracy more than a ...

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Macron and Merkel Discuss Deeper EU Integration Post Brexit

Other member nations may be nervous at Mrs Merkel's agreement to Mr Macron's call for a joint "road map" on the future of the European Union, although reviving the Franco-German engine is a traditiona...

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Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey

Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey

Most recently, a CHP MP, Öztürk Yılmaz, criticized the governing party and Erdoğan for failing to stand up against the U.S. At the same time, the party is expected to warn the governing party to avoid...

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Enacts New Drug Crime Policy

Mandatory-minimum sentencing laws, which require judges to impose lengthy sentences on drug offenders no matter what the circumstances, were enacted in the late 1980s during the peak of the crack epid...

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North Korea Incites Citizens to War

North Korea Incites Citizens to War

This combination of file photos shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , left, on April 15, 2017, waving during a military parade to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung in Pyongyan...

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Derek Jeter is woefully unprepared for fatherhood

Jeter retired after the 2014 season. Among players on the most recent Yankees dynasty, Posada (20), Rivera (42), Pettitte (46) and Williams (51) also had their numbers retired. He is the Yankees' ca...

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Election 2017: Tories promise to protect European Union migrants after Brexit

The national living wage for workers aged 25 and over, now £7.50 an hour, would rise in line with average earnings until 2022. But Labour said Mrs May was "taking working people for fools". May will...

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UK Labour manifesto to reject 'unwanted and necessary' indyref2

The Labour leader will blame the Tories for leaving the NHS vulnerable to the ransomware cyberattack and warn that another five years of Conservative rule would result in the health service being ...

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Congress' exasperated as White House in 'downward spiral'

Citing current and former US officials, The Washington Post reports that the details Trump dished out were so sensitive the USA doesn't even share them with their allies, let alone the Ruskies. The ...

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Cyber attack 'wake-up call for governments — Microsoft chief

But how much do individuals need to worry about their personal computers being targeted? Because of its success infiltrating systems, the software - also known as WannaCrypt, Wana Decryptor or WCry ...

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A timeline of the WannaCry cyberattack

Russian President Vladimir Putin said: "Russia has absolutely nothing to do with it". The company said the virus has been localized and "technical work is underway to destroy it and update the antiv...

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Few in US Support Trump's Firing of FBI Chief

When he was asked, "Internally, from the president?" Clapper spoke following Trump's sudden firing of Comey last week, which drew sharp criticism because it came amid the FBI's probe into Russian Fe...

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Dem calls report on Trump, intel 'disturbing'

The Washington Post cited current and former USA officials who said Trump shared details about an Islamic State terror threat with the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador. By doing so,...

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WhatsApp privacy policy affects users' rights?, SC to examine

WhatsApp privacy policy affects users' rights?, SC to examine

The other questions suggested by Salve were "Whether the right to privacy, in Article 21 read with Articles 14, 19 and 25 extends not merely to the state and its agencies, but also to private agencies...

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Appeals court grills lawyers on Trump's revised travel ban

The Trump administration faced tough questioning from a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the second time in four months as it defended its revised executive order on immigration. Wal...

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CORRECTED (OFFICIAL) - U.N. increases appeal for South Sudan refugees

CORRECTED (OFFICIAL) - U.N. increases appeal for South Sudan refugees

But the plan so far remains only 14% funded. A civil war that broke out in South Sudan in December 2013 has left almost two million people internally displaced, while around two million others have ...

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Iran's Raisi Calls Qalibaf's Move to Quit Presidential Race 'Revolutionary'

A survey by the state-affiliated Iranian Students Polling Agency published last week showed support for Rouhani at 42 percent, Raisi on 27 percent, while Qalibaf was at 25 percent. Having now called o...

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