• Pentagon chief turns up heat on North Korea and China
Pentagon chief turns up heat on North Korea and China

Although President Donald Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the Paris climate change agreement has "heavy consequences", Goulard said that there was "no reason to have doubts" over its regional leadership role. The U.S. has about 28,500 troops permanently based in South Korea , a defense treaty ally. Japan's military later trained with the...

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  • 'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power
'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power

May's office said Saturday that the Democratic Unionist Party , which has 10 seats in Parliament, had agreed to a "confidence and supply" arrangement with the government. "May stares into the abyss", wrote The Times , while Conservative-supporting The Sun tabloid said succinctly: "She's had her chips". Several Conservative MPs have warned that ...

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  • Boris Johnson stresses loyalty to UK PM May in leaked text - ITV
Boris Johnson stresses loyalty to UK PM May in leaked text - ITV

And I think probably come the autumn it will all prove too much for her and we may well have a leadership contest with Boris Johnson, the flamboyant foreign secretary likely to be among the front-runners. And leaders all over Europe will read this result as it's going to be easier for them to get a deal out of the British than it would have been be...

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  • Congress' Sandeep Dikshit Berated By Rahul Gandhi, BJP Says Not Enough
Congress' Sandeep Dikshit Berated By Rahul Gandhi, BJP Says Not Enough

Dikshit has, however, sought apology for his remarks. Dikshit had to withdraw his comments and tender an apology while the Congress dissociated itself from Dikshit's remark. Dikshit's comments have backfired on him and seems to have hurt the party as well. "Post that advisory, Sandeep Dikshit has already apologised publicly for his remarks", said...

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  • Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland become election key
Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland become election key

It now holds 318 seats. British foreign minister Boris Johnson has urged Conservative Party lawmakers to give Prime Minister Theresa May their full support in a group text message, ITV (Frankfurt: A0BLQP - news ) reported on Sunday. But "we know when they must end". "It is far better to look to our own place, to all of the people here, to de...

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  • Ivanka Trump caught off guard by 'level of viciousness' in DC
Ivanka Trump caught off guard by 'level of viciousness' in DC

Ms Trump said that while she was "not expecting the intensity of this experience", she realised that the business of government "isn't supposed to be easy". "I think some of the distractions and some of the ferocity was, I was a little blindsided by at a personal level". Ms Trump said that she felt "very vindicated" by James Comey's rece...

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  • Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained ahead of protests
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained ahead of protests

A file photograph of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny , who has been detained. Authorities in Moscow said Monday's protest was illegal and drafted in hundreds of riot police who moved to detain people they regarded as trouble makers, loading them onto buses to be charged.

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  • Iran arrests 7 suspects for supporting Tehran attacks
Iran arrests 7 suspects for supporting Tehran attacks

He also slammed the Wednesday terrorist attacks in Tehran as a cowardly action, stressing that such moves would only strengthen the Iranian nation's resolve in countering terrorism. Describing a harsh battle against terrorism and restoration of stability and security to the region as the mutual goals of Iran and Syria, President Rouhani express...

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  • Tapwrit rallies in stretch to win Belmont Stakes
Tapwrit rallies in stretch to win Belmont Stakes

Tapwrit's victory in the third leg of the triple crown came after the colt finished sixth at the Kentucky Derby and then skipped the Preakness. The last five weeks have been the ultimate rollercoaster for us. This was the 142nd running of the Preakness. Of the 148 previous runnings of the Belmont Stakes, 62 have been won by the betting favor...

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  • IL among 8 states investigating Russian hacking of its elections
IL among 8 states investigating Russian hacking of its elections

New evidence from a leaked intelligence report indicates that hasn't deterred foreign adversaries from exploring ways to attack it anyway. Some states, including Florida, are trying to determine if Russian military intelligence targeted local election offices previous year.

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  • No bond for woman accused of leaking top-secret documents
No bond for woman accused of leaking top-secret documents

The NSA document in question provided technical details on what it said were Russian attempts to hack election officials in the United States and a voting-machine firm before the USA presidential election in November, two US officials with knowledge of the case have confirmed to Reuters.

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  • Israel pushes ahead with plans for 3000 settlement homes
Israel pushes ahead with plans for 3000 settlement homes

Across the West Bank, settlement infrastructure, including "settler-only" roads, have divided Palestinian towns and villages and have severely limited the ability of Palestinians to move around freely. "We see that in this great convulsion that is taking place around us, there is one free city where Christians, Jews and Muslims are free to worshi...

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  • Pulisic double give US win over Trinidad and Tobago
Pulisic double give US win over Trinidad and Tobago

But as Thursday's match crept into the second half and a sellout crowd at Dick's Sporting Goods Park fidgeted, the US men's national soccer team found itself locked in a scoreless duel with Trinidad and Tobago . -Trinidad and Tobago 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier . US coach Bruce Arena looked at the rosy side of a surprise draw with Venezuela i...

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  • Clashes Erupt in Darjeeling Between Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and Police
Clashes Erupt in Darjeeling Between Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and Police

The Bimal Gurung-led GJM said 45 of its supporters, including women, were injured in police action. "They have the democratic right (to protest)". In the wake of the Morcha calling a 12-hour bandh on Friday protesting against the alleged "police excess", the state transport department said in the evening it would run special buses from the Siligu...

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  • UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders
UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders

An outspoken member of Qatar's ruling family, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, said his citizens were "questioning if this is going to end up in seeing a change in leadership itself". "A further escalation serves no one". Qatar , a major player in the global gas industry and host to the biggest US military base in the Middle East, has crafted an i...

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  • Qatar says Saudi-led move to bar citizens breach of rights
Qatar says Saudi-led move to bar citizens breach of rights

The West African nations of Senegal and Mauritania have joined have severed their diplomatic relations with Qatar in expression of solidarity with the four Gulf countries that cut ties. Moscow said the report was false. "Not much happens without the blessing of the government", an unidentified United States official told the broadcaster, p...

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  • Van strikes pedestrians on London Bridge
Van strikes pedestrians on London Bridge

The latest opinion poll, by Survation for ITV, showed the Conservatives' lead narrowing to just one point from six points in the same poll a week earlier. Both men were from Barking, in East London , London's Metropolitan Police said. Commander Mak Chishty of the Metropolitan Police read a statement denouncing the attack on behalf of the ...

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  • Kuwait tries to mediate crisis between Qatar, Arab nations
Kuwait tries to mediate crisis between Qatar, Arab nations

Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Washington was told of the move by the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia, the powerhouse among those cutting ties to Qatar, said it did so due to the country's "embrace of various terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at destabilizing the region", including the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State gr...

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  • Gunman inside tomb of Iran's Khomeini, several wounded
Gunman inside tomb of Iran's Khomeini, several wounded

Iran has also come under attack in the past by Arab insurgents. "Members of a third group were arrested before being able to carry out any attack", the ministry said. The Islamic State group claimed the attacks, marking the first time it has taken responsibility for an assault in Iran. He led the 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the Western-...

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  • Schumer: Where's The Outrage Over Embassy Waiver?
Schumer: Where's The Outrage Over Embassy Waiver?

Trump promised throughout the 2016 campaign that he would move the United States embassy from to Jerusalem, an action the Israeli government has long advocated. "We are serious and genuine about achieving a just and lasting peace". The Palestinians praised Mr Trump's decision, saying it strengthens the chances of peace.

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  • ISIS Claims Responsibility for London Terrorist Attack
ISIS Claims Responsibility for London Terrorist Attack

The attackers were shot dead by police, and 12 people have been arrested in Barking in east London . He was known to police and MI5, but there was no intelligence that suggested an attack was being planned. A rest centre was also set up at London South Bank University where volunteers from the British Red Cross helped those affected, Southwark...

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  • Trump says Kathy Griffin 'should be ashamed of herself'
Trump says Kathy Griffin 'should be ashamed of herself'

Griffin, who had regularly participated in CNN's annual New Year's Eve coverage, was universally criticized for the grotesque image. Criticism came from liberals and conservatives, including former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Democratic Hillary Clinton's daughter, Chelsea.

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  • Mats Point: Wilander tells it straight on Day Two at Roland Garros
Mats Point: Wilander tells it straight on Day Two at Roland Garros

A recent ankle injury didn't appear to be troubling the No. 3 seed as Halep raced to a 6-2, 6-3 victory in just 67 minutes. "Again a tough match", Wawrinka said. Del Potro's best result at Roland Garros is the semifinals in 2009, the year he won at Flushing Meadows. "Last year was a great year for me, you know it was the best I ever played", ...

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  • ISIS attack Egyptian bus killing 29 Coptic Christians
ISIS attack Egyptian bus killing 29 Coptic Christians

Men, women and children are among the dead and injured, officials said. Friday's attack was the fourth in a series of attacks that targeted the Christian Coptic community since December. He also reassured head of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros and Pope Francis on the state's commitment to protect all its citizens, including Copts, and...

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  • Sources to CNN: Trump to Keep Embassy in Tel Aviv
Sources to CNN: Trump to Keep Embassy in Tel Aviv

INSKEEP: Well, President Trump said during the campaign he was going to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem. A law passed in 1995 mandated that the embassy be moved to Jerusalem, but every president since has signed a waiver preventing this.

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  • Musk Quits Trump Council Over Paris Agreement
Musk Quits Trump Council Over Paris Agreement

The officials said they collectively could show the worldwide community that the United States remained committed to cutting the emissions that scientists blame for global warming. Now, a little more than a year later, the agreement that had effectively been in the works for almost a decade in one form or another is dead, and with it, much of Presi...

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  • Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports
Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

Trump, who had been uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter during his nine-day trip overseas, resumed his favorite pastime with fury on Sunday, dismissing allegations of Russian Federation ties as " fake news " and "fabricated lies". So one is this administration not talking about our values, cozying up to authoritarian leaders. "He will do the sa...

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  • Manchester attack: Who was the suspect Salman Abedi?
Manchester attack: Who was the suspect Salman Abedi?

In the statement, Ariana wrote: "My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones". Officials believe the accused bomber, identified as Salman Abedi , did not act alone. However, there is no word whether they are linked to the Manchester attack. The sophistication of Abedi's backp...

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  • Donald Trump calls for help in tackling 'Islamic extremism'
Donald Trump calls for help in tackling 'Islamic extremism'

On his first overseas visit, President Donald Trump presided over a almost $110 billion sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia that made clear his administration did not see the kingdom's human rights record or its devastating war in Yemen as an obstacle to restoring ties that had been strained under his predecessor.

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  • Macron appoints new French defense minister, reassigning former chief
Macron appoints new French defense minister, reassigning former chief

Gerard Collomb, the socialist mayor of Lyon, takes on the key portfolio of interior minister, responsible for internal security as France remains under a state of emergency after deadly terrorist attacks over the past two years. His appointment marks a milestone in the rebuilding of France's political landscape, which has been ignited by the elec...

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