• Trump to host Turkish president at White House on May 16
Trump to host Turkish president at White House on May 16

It said this is the first meeting between the two leaders after Trump became president. According to the Associated Press , Erdogan called on the White House to withdraw and alter its decision ahead of their planned meeting next week. Coats added that US-Turkish relations are also under pressure over the issue of extraditing Fethullah Gulen, a Tu...

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  • National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul to face IT probe
National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul to face IT probe

In a development bound to trouble the Gandhi family in the National Herald case, the Delhi High Court on Friday gave its nod to an Income Tax probe into the matter. The Young Indian (YI) was incorporated in 2010 with a capital of Rs 50 lakh and it acquired nearly all the shareholding of AJL and all its properties (alleged to be worth Rs 5,000 crore...

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  • EVM tampering, electoral reforms: EC to meet with political parties today
EVM tampering, electoral reforms: EC to meet with political parties today

Scindia, the Congress chief whip in the Lok Sabha, said the Election Commission should clear all doubts concerning the machine, including if the EVMs' software is tamper-proof. Social media also picked up AAP's protest against the EVM tampering. Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai joined the protest and put forth their demands in front of the EC."If th...

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  • From the Archives: Prince Philip Through the Years
From the Archives: Prince Philip Through the Years

Philip and Elizabeth met when she was 13 years old, and the couple received permission from her father, King George VI, in 1947. It benefits from " full support of the kidney e" in its decision. Prince Philip playing polo in 1952. It sparked speculation as to what the meeting would be about, including rumours either Queen Elizabeth or Prince Phil...

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  • Thousands demonstrate against new French president Macron
Thousands demonstrate against new French president Macron

After a resounding victory in Sunday's runoff, Emmanuel Macron will be sworn in as France's next President at the Elysee palace on May 14, outgoing President Francois Hollande said. Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Macron to bridge deep rifts between Moscow and Paris and work together to fight the threat of terror. Trying to bring more pe...

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  • Trump to finally launch voter fraud panel
Trump to finally launch voter fraud panel

The commission will also study concerns about voter suppression, as well as other voting irregularities. "The president is committed to the thorough review of registration and voting issues in federal elections and that's exactly what this commission is tasked with doing", Sanders said .

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  • North Korea reports on South's presidential election
North Korea reports on South's presidential election

He said that he would even be willing to visit Pyongyang under the right circumstances. But North Korea's nuclear weapons program has made remarkable progress since Moon worked for a liberal government that engaged the North with big aid shipments and economic cooperation projects 10 years ago.

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  • Russian Federation says de-escalation zones to stay for at least 6 months
Russian Federation says de-escalation zones to stay for at least 6 months

A State Department envoy was at the talks in Kazakhstan where the deal was reached, though the United States was not one of the signers of the agreement. So it is not clear how the halt of airstrikes and other violence will be monitored for the month before then. The first zone includes the whole of Idlib province along with certain parts of neig...

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  • AAP rally outside EC office today
AAP rally outside EC office today

In the meeting, the EC assured all political parties that EVMs were secured and could not be tampered with. The protestors cited AAP legislator Saurabh Bhardwaj's live demo on EVM manipulation during the Special Session of the Delhi Assembly.

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  • PM to attend Belt and Road Forum in China
PM to attend Belt and Road Forum in China

It's unclear who is in charge of One Belt One Road. Lack of trust between China and some countries involved. That stalled past year due to trade sanctions imposed on North Korea over its nuclear weapons development. Chinese rail technology is poised to make inroads into the European Union with a plan for state-owned companies to build a high-spee...

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  • Trump to meet with Putin this summer
Trump to meet with Putin this summer

Lavrov's visit to the Oval Office was a rare welcome for a foreign minister - or any non-head of state representing a foreign country. The Kremlin has hidden bugs in sensitive USA facilities. The distribution prompted fury from members of the USA press for their perceived shutout of the meeting, and their reliance on Russian state run media to ...

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  • Tillerson arrives in Alaska for Arctic meeting
Tillerson arrives in Alaska for Arctic meeting

President Donald Trump has expressed doubts over the human role in climate change and has said he may pull the United States out of the Paris Accord to fight it. "I have sent you no invoices but it is about to change'". Tillerson's words and actions averted a scenario that many observers feared might emerge from the Arctic Council meeting - the U...

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  • A Surprise Meeting With Henry Kissinger In The Oval Office
A Surprise Meeting With Henry Kissinger In The Oval Office

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Tuesday night that Trump fired Comey on the recommendation of the US Department of Justice-the agency that oversees the FBI-after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein undertook a review of Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton investigation.

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  • Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accord Amid Infighting
Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accord Amid Infighting

The White House originally said that Trump hoped to decide by the meeting - held in Sicily in late May - whether to pull the USA from the landmark climate pact. Lawyers from the White House, State Department and Justice Department have all agreed that language doesn't allow countries to adjust their carbon reduction commitments downward - a move ...

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  • Russia wants quick UN vote for Syria 'de-escalation zones'
Russia wants quick UN vote for Syria 'de-escalation zones'

The deal signed in the Kazakh capital Astana also stipulates that these "de-escalation" zones will include checkpoints to ensure the safe movement of unarmed civilians and the delivery of humanitarian aid. Al-Moallem also warned neighboring Jordan not to send troops to Syria, adding that Damascus does not want confrontation but "if Jordanian forces...

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  • Defense Department identifies Navy SEAL killed in Somalia
Defense Department identifies Navy SEAL killed in Somalia

A Navy SEAL who was killed in a raid targeting a remote compound used by Shabab militants in Somalia was identified Saturday as Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken of Falmouth, Maine. That Islamist group is complex, with some factions focused on controlling Somalia, while others want to participate in external terrorist operations i...

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  • Israel reprimands Swedish ambassador over UNESCO vote
Israel reprimands Swedish ambassador over UNESCO vote

In an appeal for religious tolerance and unity against a scourge of radicalization, US President Donald Trump has chosen to. "Nothing short of shameful", tweeted Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel would cut $1 million from its United Nations funding over the resolution he s...

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  • All Blacks draw Springboks in 2019 Rugby World Cup pool
All Blacks draw Springboks in 2019 Rugby World Cup pool

Band two contained Scotland, France, South Africa and Wales - the teams now ranked fifth to eighth - and band three was made up of Argentina, Japan, Georgia and Italy. The format of the quarter-finals has not been determined yet, but assuming it works the same as the 2015 edition of the tournament, South Africa will play the winners of Pool A...

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  • England in World Cup Pool of Death again
England in World Cup Pool of Death again

New Zealand , who will be bidding for a hat-trick of titles in 2019, face fellow southern hemisphere power South Africa and Italy in Pool B , while hosts Japan will take on Ireland and Scotland in Pool A . The top two teams from each pool will reach the quarter-finals in 2019. Everyone gets asked these questions but when you are out there singing...

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  • Tensions rise between Turkey, US along Syrian border
Tensions rise between Turkey, US along Syrian border

Pictures posted by pro-Kurdish activists on Twitter show military convoys flying U.S. and YPG flags passing through the mostly Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli. Erdogan reaffirmed that Turkey could again bomb the YPG positions at any time it wanted. "We can turn up abruptly one night", he said , repeating a line from a well-known Turkish song.

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  • Afghanistan IS head Hasib killed
Afghanistan IS head Hasib killed

The U.S. military has dealt a major blow to an already degraded but resilient ISIS-K in recent months. The U.S. has significantly escalated its campaign against ISIS in Afghanistan in the early months of the Trump administration, including dropping its largest non-nuclear bomb on the group's headquarters in mid-April.

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  • Woman accused of stalking congressman because of health care vote
Woman accused of stalking congressman because of health care vote

When they pulled into a driveway, Wright got out of her auto and screamed at them while hitting their vehicle windows, authorities said. Wright reportedly followed the vehicle after it left a town hall on the UT Martin campus. Authorities were able to identify Wright from a post on her Facebook account about the incident, WBBJ reported. Deput...

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  • South Korea to attend China's Silk Road summit amid diplomatic rift
South Korea to attend China's Silk Road summit amid diplomatic rift

U.S. President Donald Trump has sought the help of China , South Korea and Japan in pressuring North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to halt testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Moon succeeded Park Geun-hye, who was removed by a Constitutional Court ruling on March 10, that upheld her parliamentary impeachment over a series of corruption...

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  • Applause and boos as expats in Montreal react to France election results
Applause and boos as expats in Montreal react to France election results

They will go head-to-head in a runoff on May 7. Second, the new political alignment stresses Le Pen's emphasis on the nation-state, strong defense of the borders, protectionism in trade, a return to the franc, a referendum on leaving the European Union, closer relations with Russian Federation, and an extension of the state into the economy and...

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  • Leaked Labour manifesto pledges rail nationalisation and £250bn for infrastructure
Leaked Labour manifesto pledges rail nationalisation and £250bn for infrastructure

Andrew Gwynne, Labour's national campaigns co-ordinator, described the document as a draft list of ideas. After the leak, which he called "disappointing", Mr McDonnell added that once the manifesto is officially released, "every policy will have a costing and a funding source identified".

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  • Trump meets Abbas, predicts 'very good chance' of peace with Israel
Trump meets Abbas, predicts 'very good chance' of peace with Israel

Speaking through a translator, Abbas said that Trump has "the determination" and "the desire" to see such a peace effort "come to fruition". There can be no "incitement to hate" from the Palestinians, Trump said, and that there can be no targeting of innocents in the conflict.

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  • Labour meets to agree election manifesto after draft is leaked
Labour meets to agree election manifesto after draft is leaked

The draft manifesto, which will be debated and finalised by party officials on Thursday, intends to hike income tax for people earning more than 80,000 pounds a year, according to the report. "The best defence for Britain is a government actively engaged in seeking peaceful solutions to the world's problems". "Waiting to see which way the wind bl...

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  • California governor to release revised spending plan
California governor to release revised spending plan

Also, a one-year delay in increases for child care funding projected last January won't be necessary after all, so the May revision is restoring that funding as part of the $500 million child care package proposed in the 2016 budget. Even so, the budget is considerably more constrained than in any year since 2012. The revised budget "doesn't pres...

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  • White House downplays Trump's praise for Australian healthcare
White House downplays Trump's praise for Australian healthcare

Mr Turnbull, his wife Lucy, Mr Trump and First Lady Melania spent more than three hours together behind closed doors and in full view at Thursday night's event to honour the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. "No, we had actually a very nice call". "Got a little testy, got a little bit testy but that's OK". The meeting came as the...

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  • Texas approves call to amend US Constitution to limit feds
Texas approves call to amend US Constitution to limit feds

Also, if federal immigration agents ask a police or sheriff to hold a suspect, they would now be required to by law. It includes civil penalties for entities that violate the provision that begin at $1,000 for a first offense and climb to as high as $25,500 for subsequent infractions.

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  • Arkansas Inmate Convulses During Deadline-Beating Execution
Arkansas Inmate Convulses During Deadline-Beating Execution

DENNIS McGUIRE: Executed Jan. 16, 2014, in Ohio . It would be the state's fourth execution in an eight-day period. They also said Williams has a low I.Q. The first in line was Ledell Lee , 51, who was put to death on April 20. The executions were set to begin April 17 and continue till the end of the month before one of the drugs used to sed...

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  • UBS's Weber: Europe not
UBS's Weber: Europe not "out of the woods" after French election

It is not just European and U.S. banks which could move operations out of the United Kingdom either, as Barclays' CEO Jes Staley said United Kingdom banks will begin the process of moving some operations to Europe fairly soon, in order to avoid any major post-Brexit disruption.

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  • Kremlin says 'too early' to speak of thaw in Russia-US ties
Kremlin says 'too early' to speak of thaw in Russia-US ties

Putin has reason to be cocky. And the one statement that made the most impact was when he said the politicians were "damaging the political system of the U.S". "President Trump clearly states his interest to build businesslike pragmatic relations with Russian Federation and to settle outstanding issues. That's a very important tool", said Arutuny...

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  • White House Expected To Announce Voting Fraud Commission
White House Expected To Announce Voting Fraud Commission

The new panel will include about a dozen Republicans and Democrats, including current and former secretaries of state, the White House said. White House sources are indicating that one reason he fired James Comey is that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director would not confirm his unsubstantiated complaint that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump...

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  • States brace for big decisions under GOP health care changes
States brace for big decisions under GOP health care changes

Some House Republicans already have endured protests at home and outrage on social media in the days since the vote . But it keeps the framework of Obamacare and several of its programs in place, such as Medicare, Medicaid and protections for people with pre-existing conditions .

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