• Palestinian leader hails Trump's Mideast peace efforts
Palestinian leader hails Trump's Mideast peace efforts

So it's the ideal place to ask the president of the Russian Federation about a significant situation in American politics, right? "I would like to emphasize that the peaceful coexistence of the two states, that is, Palestine and Israel, is crucial for ensuring regional security and stability", Putin pointed out.

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  • Energy projects hazy as British Columbia Liberals lose majority
Energy projects hazy as British Columbia Liberals lose majority

During the campaign all three parties professed support for mining, especially the continuation of flow-through tax credits. Ross Hickey, assistant professor of economics at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, said it would be highly unlikely for the Liberals to form a coalition government with a party that wants to slow down the provi...

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  • New South Korean president willing to visit Pyongyang
New South Korean president willing to visit Pyongyang

US President Donald Trump recently suggested Seoul should pay for the $1 billion deployment of the anti-missile system, sparking anger in Seoul. Moon took the oath of office in Seoul on Wednesday after comfortably winning the presidential by-election - polling 41% of the votes - and replaces ousted leader Park Geun-hye who awaits a corruption t...

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  • Trump Announces Trip to Saudi Arabia, Zionist Entity, Vatican
Trump Announces Trip to Saudi Arabia, Zionist Entity, Vatican

Trump will travel to Saudi Arabia first, where he will meet with leaders from the Muslim world. The stop deviates from the pattern of the last five presidents, who visited the United States' neighbors, Canada (Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George H.W.

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  • Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud
Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud

President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Thursday creating a special committee to investigate voter fraud and vulnerabilities in the nation's electoral system. "President Trump is trying to create a distraction from actual threats to our democracy, such as ongoing voter suppression and Russia's interference in the 2016 election", s...

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  • United Kingdom police shoot woman arrested four in counter-terrorism operation
United Kingdom police shoot woman arrested four in counter-terrorism operation

Asked by reporters if the Met Police had foiled an active terror plot as a result of the operation, Basu replied: "Yes". Another witness said the suspect was very calm as he was arrested, and did not struggle as he was held on the ground.

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  • China welcomes ASEAN summit declaration on South China Sea
China welcomes ASEAN summit declaration on South China Sea

The Asean group is marking its 50th anniversary this year. The visit is a clear sign that Duterte is improving Sino-Philippine ties after his predecessor Benigno Aquino III took the territorial disputes to an arbitration court in The Hague and sunk bilateral ties to an all-time low, said Zhuang Guotu, head of the Center of Southeast Asian Studies...

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  • Debenhams Plc's (DEB)
Debenhams Plc's (DEB) "Hold" Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC

California State Teachers Retirement Sys invested in 57,888 shares or 0% of the stock. Creative Planning holds 1,005 shares. Franklin Resource Inc reported 114,500 shares. It has a 17.37 P/E ratio. The Company's divisions include North America, Europe, Rest of World and Central activities. Debenhams Plc (LON:DEB)'s stock had its "hold" rating rea...

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  • European leaders agree on the negotiating guidelines for Brexit
European leaders agree on the negotiating guidelines for Brexit

The negotiations would begin only after Britain's general election on June 8, she said . Tweeting following the meeting, Tusk said that the guidelines were "adopted unanimously" and that a " firm and fair political mandate " for Brexit negotiations was now established.

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  • Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises eyebrows
Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises eyebrows

Officials said that Vladimir Putin had requested the meeting, a quid-pro-quo for his recent face-to-face with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow. The Russian Embassy followed on Twitter with a photo of Trump smiling as he shook hands with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador in Washington . Publicly, the White House put on a courageou...

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  • UK Conservatives gain in local elections; Labour, UKIP sink
UK Conservatives gain in local elections; Labour, UKIP sink

With just over a month to go until the General Election, the Tories were on 46 per cent in the survey of 2,005 voters, down just one point from the last Opinium poll on 25 April. The Liberal Democrats, meanwhile, were down by almost 30, while the UK Independence Party (UKIP) had lost all of the 41 seats it held at the previous elections.

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  • Trump meets Russia foreign minister amid Comey controversy
Trump meets Russia foreign minister amid Comey controversy

While Lavrov toyed with the press, his host, Rex Tillerson, stood by, smiling, silent and upstaged outside his seventh-floor office before giving the press a little wave and walking away with the Russian for a closed-door meeting, then taking him to see Donald Trump at the White House.

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  • In Final Letter To Staff, Comey Lauds FBI As 'Rock Of Competence'
In Final Letter To Staff, Comey Lauds FBI As 'Rock Of Competence'

The letter circulated among Comey friends and colleagues. The administration paired Comey's dismissal letter with a scathing review by Rosenstein of how the FBI director handled the investigation into Clinton's email practices, including his decision to hold a news conference announcing its findings and releasing "derogatory information" about th...

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  • Labour manifesto 'an offer that will transform lives', says Jeremy Corbyn
Labour manifesto 'an offer that will transform lives', says Jeremy Corbyn

The incident happened when the auto carrying Corbyn was mobbed by journalists, asking questions about Labour party's leaked manifesto. Senior Labour figures have arrived for the Clause V meeting in London to agree the final manifesto. But the Conservative armed forces minister, Mike Penning, said: "Jeremy Corbyn has spent a lifetime trying to d...

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  • Hamas, Which The US Considers A Terror Group, Elects A New Leader
Hamas, Which The US Considers A Terror Group, Elects A New Leader

On June 14, 2007, Haniyeh was dismissed from his post as prime minister by Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Haniya was born in Gaza's Shatti refugee camp in 1963. They added that on top of using aid money to fund military causes against Israel, Murtaja was also seeking "information that would improve the accuracy of Hamas...

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  • Acting FBI head undercuts White House claims on Comey, probe
Acting FBI head undercuts White House claims on Comey, probe

North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, who is leading his committee's investigation into possible ties between Russian Federation and Mr Trump's aides and campaign officials, issued a pointed query to Mr McCabe early in the Thursday hearing: "Did you ever hear Director Comey tell the president he was not the subject of an investigation".

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  • Moon Jae-in sworn in as Korea's new president
Moon Jae-in sworn in as Korea's new president

The 64-year-old former human rights lawyer took the oath of office in a ceremony held at the National Assembly at noon, formally becoming the country's 19th president. He stayed in North Korea for two years in 1997 as a head of the field office of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), during which he learned how to negotiat...

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  • Former French PM offers to back Macron in June elections
Former French PM offers to back Macron in June elections

Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told RTL radio Tuesday that he wished to join Emmanuel Macron's political movement as it strives to win a majority in France's lower house of parliament. Macron's election was welcome news at the United Nations as it battles to ward off plans from US President Donald Trump to cut funding to the world organi...

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  • English is losing importance in Europe — EU's Juncker
English is losing importance in Europe — EU's Juncker

Mr Michel said that "those who think in Britain they can push the Brexit button and not have a bill to pay are seriously mistaken". He supported May's belligerent rhetoric too, saying the PM "was right to point out to everybody that these negotiations are going to be not just hard, but extremely tough, and to rightly point out how they are going ...

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  • Free agent WR Victor Cruz reportedly set to meet with the Bears
Free agent WR Victor Cruz reportedly set to meet with the Bears

Cruz was released by the Giants this offseason after five years with the team. Cruz, 30, a free agent, has a meeting scheduled with the Jaguars , where Coughlin is now executive vice president, per USA Today Sports. After missing 10 games in 2014 and the entire 2015 season due to injury, Cruz returned last season and was generally anonymous ...

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  • Shirley Ballas confirmed as new Strictly Come Dancing judge
Shirley Ballas confirmed as new Strictly Come Dancing judge

Strictly is so loved by the British public, I have always been a massive fan. I just can't wait'. What do we know about the new judge? She also helped to raise DWTS professional dancer siblings Julianne (two-time champion) and Derek (six-time champion) Hough, who came to live and train with Shirley and Corky when their parents were get...

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  • Pak army withdraws tweet rejecting notification on Dawn Leaks by PMO
Pak army withdraws tweet rejecting notification on Dawn Leaks by PMO

Earlier on Wednesday, Pakistan army withdrew its unprecedented Tweet issued on April 29 in which it had rejected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's directives to remove top Officials in line with the Inquiry Committee's recommendations, saying that '(Tweet) stands withdrawn and has become infructuous'.

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  • New South Korea President says he is willing to visit Pyongyang
New South Korea President says he is willing to visit Pyongyang

His appointment requires parliamentary approval. He was convicted in 1989 for organising a rare, high-profile trip to Pyongyang by a female activist to take part in a youth festival. Beijing's displeasure over THAAD has reportedly been felt by South Korean businesses, particularly Lotte, the South Korean conglomerate that signed off on a land sw...

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  • EU's chief Brexit negotiator shares Irish border concern
EU's chief Brexit negotiator shares Irish border concern

Barnier will visit a food production business close to the Irish border tomorrow, and the Brussels diplomat stressed the EU's awareness of concerns around the return of tensions with Northern Ireland. He said: "We want these negotiations to succeed". "The sooner this will happen, the better". "If the conditions are right, a close partnership wi...

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  • Comey Requested More Resources for Russia Investigation Days Before Firing
Comey Requested More Resources for Russia Investigation Days Before Firing

Sanders said she thought Rosenstein, the No. 2 official at the Justice Department, was "a flawless example of what you would be looking for in terms of an independent person to come in and helm this investigation". The White House initially cited a Justice Department memo criticizing Comey's handling of last year's investigation into Hillary Clin...

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  • Official photos of Oval Office meet leave out Russian ambassador
Official photos of Oval Office meet leave out Russian ambassador

The White House used that assertion to justify Comey's firing. But McCabe says the claim is not accurate. In the middle of the election, Mr Comey dangerously dragged the agency into politics, said Mr Shaw, when he should have stayed quiet and forwarded his conclusions to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

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  • Texas House OKs overhauling A-F school accountability system
Texas House OKs overhauling A-F school accountability system

Greg Abbott. That was far from the only drama this week under the Pink Dome. However, Attorney General Ken Paxton's office has assured Republican legislators that the bill can withstand such a lawsuit. The first is a section that prohibits cities, counties, and universities from ordering officers not to inquire "into the immigration status of a...

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  • Kremlin says feels 'cautious optimism' after Trump meeting with Lavrov
Kremlin says feels 'cautious optimism' after Trump meeting with Lavrov

The president let reporters briefly into the Oval Office Wednesday morning after he met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, but he had few words on the firing. "We believe the U.S.is really interested in that", Lavrov said, acknowledged details of the plan still needed to be worked out. The meeting with the former secretary of state was ...

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  • West Indies 'disappointed' with pitch despite winning
West Indies 'disappointed' with pitch despite winning

Mickey Arthur's side, however, largely dominated the second Test, and were just a cracked pitch and frayed nerves away from taking an unassailable lead. Younis Khan is playing his last Test match against West Indies . West Indies: Jason Holder (capt), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane ...

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  • Ambition to meet reality as China gathers world for Silk Road summit
Ambition to meet reality as China gathers world for Silk Road summit

Featuring a group of children hailing from the countries that lie along the OBOR route, the video showed them singing to a catchy tune of a grammatically awkward sounding song named, " The Belt and Road Is How " ("how" is a near-homonym of hao , the Chinese word for "good").

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  • Three Years After Their Kidnapping, These Chibok Schoolgirls Are Coming Home
Three Years After Their Kidnapping, These Chibok Schoolgirls Are Coming Home

Alhassan, revealed that although the 21 girls freed by the insurgents in October previous year, have been under the custody of the federal government and undergoing rehabilitation, Governor Kashim Shettima has been making financial contributions to the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs to co-fund the rehabilitation and skills acquisition programm...

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  • Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases
Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases

In furtherance of this, government should maintain its momentum, remain focused and not allow uncharitable comments derail it from its trajectory on the Chibok girls. They are doing very well. The video surfaces amidst raging questions about the whereabouts of the girls following reports in a section of the media that parents of the rescued gir...

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  • Where does the FBI go from here?
Where does the FBI go from here?

Until Trump's remarks Thursday, White House aides pointed to that memo, as well as one from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as the catalysts for Comey's firing. Before his firing, FBI Director James Comey had been set to testify at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on global threats Thursday morning.

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  • No China investor meetings this weekend for Kushner firm
No China investor meetings this weekend for Kushner firm

Kushner's sister previously apologized for mentioning her brother's name during a presentation last week and said it was not an attempt to attract investors. Trump has vowed to severely tighten the use of work visas. Gary Friedland, a scholar in residence at New York University's Stern School of Business, said the Kushner family's One Journal Squ...

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  • Army kills 50 Afghan forces in border fight
Army kills 50 Afghan forces in border fight

At least ten people including three children and two women were killed by Afghan forces' unprovoked firing near a major border crossing where Pakistani census officials were carrying out a count. Skirmishes on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan have not been as frequent as on its eastern border with India but there have been occasional firefights, ...

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