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'Security incident' puts Air Force base in Texas on lockdown

According to a Facebook post, personnel in the 5506, 5408, 5616 and 5725 were urged to stay inside until further direction. It's not known at this time what caused the base to be locked down. I'm ...

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Draft a sign of progress on South China Sea code of conduct

Under the BCM, officials from the respective foreign ministries and maritime affairs agencies will meet alternately in China and the Philippines once every six months. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto...

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May and Corbyn left bruised after General Election TV showdown

Ms May was uncomfortable when she was challenged on her history of U-turns, on everything from calling an early election to a manifesto commitment on social care for older people. "We have put togethe...

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Ecuador president: Assange can remain in embassy

Moreno, who was sworn in earlier this month , has broken with his predecessor and mentor Rafael Correa, who had said Assange was a " journalist " and granted him asylum in London in 2012 to avoid ext...

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Theresa May protest song 'liar liar' hits No 1 on iTunes

Theresa May protest song 'liar liar' hits No 1 on iTunes

Despite Liar Liar GE2017 making its way into the charts, The Big Top 40 Show on Capital FM and Heart made the decision to skip the song when playing the hits of the week. Liar Liar by seven-piece...

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German leaders step up attacks on Trump

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel meanwhile accused the U.S. of "short-sighted policies" that he said were against European Union interests. "Anyone who accelerates climate change by weakening e...

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Panama's ex-dictator Noriega dead

He claimed the Bush administration moved against him after he refused to help American policy in Central America meant to overthrow Nicaragua's Sandinista government and halt a civil war in El Salva...

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Europe 'must take fate into its own hands'

Speaking in a packed beer tent in Munich on Sunday, after a Group of Seven summit in Sicily and a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels - both dominated by tensions with Trump -...

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Hope good sense prevails and Pakistan frees Kulbhushan Jadhav: CPI

While the Internationa Court of Justice's stay order on execution of Kulbhshan Jadhav was hailed as a big diplomatic win for India, Pakistan maintained that it will have no impact on trial against f...

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Pakistanis protest power cuts, protester killed in clashes

Pakistanis protest power cuts, protester killed in clashes

Infuriated protesters clashed with police as they tried to attack an office of the Water and Power Ministry in Malakand district, northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Mobs led by local parliament...

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City siege was start of extremist plan — Philippine military

City siege was start of extremist plan — Philippine military

In a separate comment, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said that the imposition of military rule in Mindanao could be a "positive move" if it would help achieve peace in Mindanao . Philippine mili...

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Trump Refuses to Sign G7 Statement on Paris Accords

At the G7-meeting in the Italian town of Taormina , German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated that Trump's G7 peers lobbied him hard on the issue of climate change . "He will make a decision this we...

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Trump to decide soon on climate accord

Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiThe Paris climate agreement: Stay in, renegotiate Dems plot recess offensive on ObamaCare A retreat from the Paris climate pact would imperil USA interests MORE (R-Al...

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Britain tells Merkel it will be 'strong partner'

However, Mrs Merkel also said at the conference that she remained a "convinced Trans-Atlanticist". "For years we have seen European Union summit conclusions saying Europe has to strengthen itself ...

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May and Corbyn set out opposing EU stances

Her record over security and policing has also been questioned after a suicide bomber killed 22 people last Monday at a concert by USA singer Ariana Grande in Manchester . Of course, there is nothin...

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USA officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

USA officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

Turkey called today for the removal of the USA diplomat coordinating the worldwide coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, accusing him of backing Syrian Kurdish militias. The ...

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Donald Trump promises climate decision next week after G7 stalemate

The meeting's final declaration reflected a stalemate between the U.S. and the six other participating countries, who are all strongly committed to the Paris accord. The Group of Seven leading economi...

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PM Modi inaugurates Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam

PM Modi inaugurates Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam

On the occasion of completion of three years of the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) government at New Delhi , Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said these years have seen concrete steps that...

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To Ram Through Unpopular Agenda, Trump Urges GOP to Kill Senate Filibuster

To Ram Through Unpopular Agenda, Trump Urges GOP to Kill Senate Filibuster

Senate should switch to 51 votes, immediately, and get Healthcare and TAX CUTS approved, fast and easy", Trump tweeted . A filibuster can only be ended if 60 senators, an exceptionally high number, a...

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Tasmanian Police now offering 'tuck in' service for city drunks

Tasmanian Police now offering 'tuck in' service for city drunks

Mr Park has promised to ease off on the grog for a while and was described by Const. Blyth with a word that internet users across the world would think was best applied to the cult hero cops. When pol...

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Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance

Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance

Speaking at a campaign event at a beer hall in Munich on Sunday, Merkel said: "The times when we could completely rely on others are, to an extent, over". Merkel is also signalling to conservative...

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PM Narendra Modi, Angela Merkel hold 4th Indo-German intergovernmental talks

PM Narendra Modi, Angela Merkel hold 4th Indo-German intergovernmental talks

Germany is the first leg of the Prime Minister's six-day, four-nation European tour which will also see him going to Spain , Russia and France. Several Memorandum of Understandings exchanged betwe...

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Merkel hosts Indian leader Modi, looks to broaden world ties

Trump has used trade deficits with China, Mexico, Canada - and now Germany - as examples of "bad trade deals" for the US. Merkel suggested that Europe's relationship with the USA had shifted signifi...

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After Omission, White House Adds Gay Prime Minister's Spouse to Photo Caption

After Omission, White House Adds Gay Prime Minister's Spouse to Photo Caption

Destenay, a Belgian architect, married Prime Minister Xavier Bettel in 2015, becoming the First Gentleman of Luxembourg . The addition of Destenay's name is recorded on the Facebook post's edit h...

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Chance for Rain, Thunderstorms All Week

Highs in the mid 80s. The weekend ahead looks fairly seasonal: chance for a few isolated storms with high in the mid to upper 70s for both Saturday and Sunday . Rain showers will develop through th...

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Election day ahead: May and Corbyn to face Paxman, but not together

While more than half, 53%, said they believed Theresa May would make the best prime minister, support for Mr Corbyn is rising at 30 per cent, an increase of nine points since a GMB/Survation poll on...

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Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, holds out on climate

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who chaired the meeting, said the other six "won't change our position on climate change one millimeter". The GOP health care bill that passed the House faces u...

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Indian Prime Minister condoles on loss of lives in Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister condoles on loss of lives in Sri Lanka

Pakistan said it was in talks with Sri Lankan authorities to identify its needs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed provision of all necessary assistance. The first Indian rescue ship, IN...

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Israel Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem

His visit came in stark contrast to President Barack Obama's first Middle East trip eight years ago when Israelis accused him of shunning the Jewish state as he delivered a keynote speech in Egypt. M...

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Trump to leave Paris climate deal

Trump to leave Paris climate deal

Six of the seven G7 nations agreed to stick with their commitment to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement aimed at slowing global warming, but Mr Trump said he needed more time to decide if the USA ...

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