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Trump views Germany as political opponent: senior SPD lawmaker

Trump views Germany as political opponent: senior SPD lawmaker

Those jitters about already weakening trans-Atlantic alliances were surely heightened as President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday morning and accused Germany of maintaining a trade imbalance a...

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Trump Says German Trade And Military Spending "Very Bad" For US

The tweet follows a volley of criticism from Germany after the president concluded his first official tour overseas on Sunday, returning from Saudi Arabia, Israel, Brussels and then Italy for a G7 su...

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Ethiopia's Adhanom elected as new World Health Organization chief

Ethiopia's Adhanom elected as new World Health Organization chief

Tedros won 133 votes to Nabarro's 50 in the third round of voting. In his address to delegates, Tedros, who is the only non-medical doctor in the race, said it was nearly "pure luck" that he was com...

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Northampton ceremony remembers fallen service members

Northampton ceremony remembers fallen service members

Walter Thrasher, vice chairman of the Veterans Memorial Committee and Vietnam Veterans Organization, served as the master of ceremonies. She said it's also important to keep in mind the military p...

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Kushner's security clearance should be reviewed, top Democrat says

Russia , a pivotal player in Syria, has backed Syrian President Bashar Assad, often at the expense of civilians and at odds with US policy during Syria's long civil war. But a former head of the US N...

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DPRK confirms test firing another ballistic missile

A ballistic missile launched early yesterday by the reclusive nation flew 450 kilometres from the eastern coastal city of Wonsan and landed in the Sea of Japan , according to South Korean and U.S...

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Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

The bill now goes to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk for approval. The Texas Legislature approved a bill Thursday that makes those two races eligible for the state's Major Events Reimbursement Program, th...

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European Union can not rely on United States and Britain, Merkel says

The comments follow President Donald Trump saying he needed more time to decide if the US would continue backing a key climate accord. Following the G-7 meeting in Sicily on Saturday, Merkel was s...

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Sri Lanka floods claim at least 151 lives

Sri Lankans fleeing the floods say in many cases everything has been lost. The government appealed for bottled water, new clothes and dry rations for those displaced. He said flooded pumping stati...

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Supreme Court sides with immigrant in case challenging sex laws

He pleaded no contest to statutory rape in 2009, which under California law is defined as "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor who is more than three years younger than the perpetrator". The just...

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Moors Murderer Ian Brady Dead at 79

The high-profile murderer, who had been on oxygen for a while, died due to an undisclosed illness. Brady was jailed for life in 1966 along with his girlfriend Myra Hindley for abducting, abusing...

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United States appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban

United States appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban

President Trump's new executive order (EO), "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States", which would have gone into effect March 16, 2017, temporarily bans US entry for...

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President Trump Thanks U.S. Service Members on Memorial Day

President Trump Thanks U.S. Service Members on Memorial Day

Trump also paused to talk to a young boy dressed in a crisp Marine uniform. Trump also laid a wreath at the tomb the day before he was inaugurated on January 20. President Donald Trump is preparing ...

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NDP meets to hear, ratify power-sharing deal with BC Greens

NDP meets to hear, ratify power-sharing deal with BC Greens

NDP Leader John Horgan said this morning that he's hoping to form B.C.'s next government "in a few short days" now that he has the backing of the B.C. "I think that is the right move for her politic...

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Merkel reiterates call for Europe to 'take fate into our own hands'

During the visit, the Indian PM will hold talks with the newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron on June 3. Modi, the prime minister of the world's largest democracy, welcomed a stronger glob...

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US Senate Intelligence Committee requests Trump campaign documents

US Senate Intelligence Committee requests Trump campaign documents

They were not authorized to speak publicly. Dozens of former staffers are expected to be contacted in the coming days to make sure they are aware of what they are required to produce and how to subm...

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Nigeria's Biafra separatist backers mark 50 years after war

Nigeria's Biafra separatist backers mark 50 years after war

The army said IPOB's claim that soldiers opened fire on its members in Aba during a procession in honour of those who died during the Biafra civil war, was false. The busy Douglas Road, which usuall...

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US, Turkey in dispute over fight in Washington

US, Turkey in dispute over fight in Washington

This dictator is acting with absolute disdain for America-our values, our police, and our people", said Hamparian. A recent brawl outside the Turkish Ambassador's home in Washington has sparke...

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Kathy Griffin BEHEADS Trump In Photoshoot

Kathy Griffin BEHEADS Trump In Photoshoot

Shields tweeted a link to a YouTube video called "Behind the scenes with Kathy Griffin " but the video has since been removed. In a shoot with celebrity photographer Tyler Shields , known for sh...

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Jeremy Corbyn refuses to promise top cut immigration

Corbyn , leader of the leftist Labour Party who is standing on a platform of higher taxes on the wealthy, higher public spending and higher investment, stumbled over how much money it would take to br...

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Zverev loses on day of upsets on French Open showcourt

Zverev loses on day of upsets on French Open showcourt

In Rome I played fantastic, I won the tournament. "I played absolute crap". The match was del Potro's first at Roland Garros since 2012, when he lost in the quarter-final to Roger Federer . After...

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Gentiloni backs Merkel: Europe must forge its own future

Gentiloni backs Merkel: Europe must forge its own future

Modi, whose visit to Germany comes less than a week after Merkel provided the strongest indication yet that the European Union and the USA under President Trump were drifting apart, said India wou...

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Stokes, Moeen, Woakes rested for final SA ODI

Eoin Morgan says England will take on board the lessons they have learned following their seven-wicket defeat by South Africa at Lords. Jonny Bairstow helped to spare the embarrassment marginally, b...

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International Monetary Fund can offer policy advice, financial support for Belt and Road Initiative

International Monetary Fund can offer policy advice, financial support for Belt and Road Initiative

Speaking on the final day of the forum aimed at promoting his signature foreign initiative, Chinese President Xi Jinping said economic growth was "not on solid ground". The biggest was for a US$3.46 b...

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McCain on Kushner backchannel reports: 'I don't like it'

McCain on Kushner backchannel reports: 'I don't like it'

Corker said it appears to him that Kushner is "not a target, so I think I would just wait". "In addition to that, and perhaps more important, he is a very good person", Trump added. Schiff was als...

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Court: Russian hacker can be extradited to US or Russia

Court: Russian hacker can be extradited to US or Russia

Czech police, acting in a joint operation with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), arrested Nikulin in Prague last October. Moscow demands Nikulin's extradition to Russian Federation as ...

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Merkel says can develop India ties and keep up USA relationship

Merkel says can develop India ties and keep up USA relationship

He said Trump's administration, for example, was unlikely to do much to tackle the causes of the migrant crisis - climate change, wars and persecution. Those comments, which caused shock in Washingto...

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Trump Asking US Justice Dept. to Launch Complete Review of Leaks

Intelligence sharing between the United States and the UK resumed Thursday shortly after British Prime Minister Theresa May met with her U.S. counterpart President Donald Trump . Donald Trump's fi...

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Manchester Mayor lays wreath at Victoria station

Manchester Mayor lays wreath at Victoria station

The station is connected to the Manchester Arena, one of Europe's biggest indoor venues, by a covered space that was the scene of Monday's blast, in which 116 people were also injured. Police are tr...

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Modi supports Merkel's European Union leadership as Trump critises Germany

Modi's support comes at a crucial time for Merkel, who has been fighting secessionist tendencies within the bloc since Britain chose to leave the 28-member bloc through a referendum in June past yea...

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