• Mueller Cleared by DOJ Ethics Experts to Lead Russia Probe
Mueller Cleared by DOJ Ethics Experts to Lead Russia Probe

In addition to the requests to Mr Coats and Adm Rogers, senior White House officials sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Mr Comey to encourage the Federal Bureau of Investigation to drop its probe of Mr Michael Flynn , Mr Trump's former national security adviser, according to people familiar wi...

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  • House OKs tax reform bill on third reading
House OKs tax reform bill on third reading

A 20-percent tax for lottery winnings will also be imposed. The bill seeks to impose the following excise tax rates on diesel fuel oil, liquefied petroleum gas, and bunker fuel oil: PHP3 per liter in 2018; PHP5 in 2019, and PHP6 in 2020. The other sources of revenue would be the tax on sweetened products (P47 billion); increased excise tax on aut...

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  • Chelsea starlet on the verge of joining Newcastle on season-long loan
Chelsea starlet on the verge of joining Newcastle on season-long loan

From Chelsea's point of view, it is a concern that they continue to farm out their talented prospects yet barely give them opportunities in the first team. Benitez will be looking to strengthen his squad ahead of their return to the Premier League after securing promotion, and Abraham could now be tasked with firing in the goals to keep them up...

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  • Saina Nehwal battles into Thailand Open semis
Saina Nehwal battles into Thailand Open semis

The Indian shuttler thrashed Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen in straight sets 21-16, 21-17 in quarter-finals. On the other hand, Wangcharoen, the world number 102, eased into the quarter-final following his 21-19, 21-8 win over higher-ranked Wei Feng Chong in his R16 encounter yesterday.

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  • Kanter tweets father arrested by Turkish govt.
Kanter tweets father arrested by Turkish govt.

The 25-year-old Kanter is a six-year National Basketball Association veteran who has spent time with the Utah Jazz and Thunder. Kanter, a Swiss-born Turkish citizen, is a vocal critic of Erdogan and has repeatedly called him "the Hitler of our century".

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  • Philippine military air strike 'accidently' kills 10 soldiers
Philippine military air strike 'accidently' kills 10 soldiers

It's very sad to be hitting our own troops", said defence secretary Delfin Lorenzana , adding, "But sometimes, it happens in the fog of war ". Brig. "(I) t is a built-up area and kung minsan "yong line of fire ng ating mga kanyon hindi rin makita dahil na-o-obstruct ng ibang building 'yon eh [It is a built-up area and there are times we c...

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  • Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to compromise
Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to compromise

Daniel Shapiro, a former USA ambassador to Israel, said that while Trump might have appeared warm in public, in private he probably made some hard asks of both sides. In a speech on Tuesday at the Israel Museum, Mr. Trump proclaimed that the "Palestinians are ready to reach for peace", adding that Mr. Netanyahu also "wants peace".

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  • US and Japan stage military exercises off Korean Peninsula
US and Japan stage military exercises off Korean Peninsula

If accurate, that yield would mean that North Korea is now in possession of a nuclear weapon twice as powerful as the atomic bomb dropped by the United States on Hiroshima, Japan , on August 6, 1945. The U.S. military is steadily assembling the hardware necessary for an attack on North Korea. In addition to these carriers, the USS Michigan, ...

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  • Kushner asked to 'lay low' amid Russian interference reports
Kushner asked to 'lay low' amid Russian interference reports

Yet as the President was said to have met with his own criminal defence lawyer who is helping him deal with the FBI's probe into possible collusion between his team and Moscow alleged effort to influence the election, increasing attention was being paid to Mr Kushner's future .

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  • Donald Trump handshake a
Donald Trump handshake a "moment of truth" says Emmanuel Macron

In a new interview with Le Journal du Dimanche , Macron told the paper that the handshake was " a moment of truth ". "It's not the alpha and the omega of politics, but a moment of truth ". Footage from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, tweeted by Mr Macron himself, showed the French President approaching a crowd of North Atlantic...

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  • Putin ridicules claims of meddling in US vote
Putin ridicules claims of meddling in US vote

While speaking at Plenary Session of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia , PM Modi thanked Russian President Putin. The allegations of Russian interference in the presidential election were "harmful chatter" detrimental to global relations, security and the fight against terrorism , he said.

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  • Top Merkel aide rejects Trump's call to renegotiate global climate deal
Top Merkel aide rejects Trump's call to renegotiate global climate deal

In Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted that the USA withdrawal won't prevent the rest of the world from pressing ahead with efforts to curb global warming. "U.S. business is best served by a stable and practical framework facilitating an effective and balanced global response", the letter stated. Trump chose to pull the United States...

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  • Corbyn vows to meet Merkel 'straight away' if he becomes PM
Corbyn vows to meet Merkel 'straight away' if he becomes PM

With a week to go to the general election, the ruling Conservative Party's comfortable lead over the Labour continued to evaporate, and Prime Minister Theresa May faced the fall-out of her decision not to take part in a televised debate on Wednesday night, in which the leaders of all other parties, bar the Scottish National Party , took part...

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  • Radiohead Release Never-Before-Heard Single
Radiohead Release Never-Before-Heard Single "I Promise"

You can listen to " I Promise " below. Everything I was writing was actually a way of trying to reconnect with other human beings when you're always in transit. But I was using the terminology of technology to express itI was getting into the sense of information overload. With memories and backward-looking thinkpieces bubbling up all around, the...

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  • Oil slides as US climate withdrawal compounds glut concerns
Oil slides as US climate withdrawal compounds glut concerns

Analysts polled by Reuters expected U.S. stocks to have fallen by 2.8 million barrels last week, their eighth straight weekly decline. "There are signs that the 1.8-million-barrel cut is not really what the market is feeling because of rising production in the US, Libya , Nigeria and even the North Sea", said Gene McGillian, manager of mar...

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  • Tiger Woods police report: He was found asleep at the wheel
Tiger Woods police report: He was found asleep at the wheel

The footage could possibly reveal Woods' state during his sobriety test, during which the athlete had trouble standing and "missed [his] heel and toe each time", according to the police report . Woods later explained to the officers that he was taking several drugs that doctors prescribed following recent surgeries. Merck voluntarily took Vioxx...

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  • Putin urges US business to help normalize Russia-US ties
Putin urges US business to help normalize Russia-US ties

The global role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the BRICS group has been growing, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with the heads of global news outlets in St. "But we know what such sentiments lead to - it doesn't end in anything good", he said. "They came to the polls and voted for him, and the other team mi...

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  • BBC Election Debate 2017: Boris Johnson Accuses BBC Of Having 'Left-Wing' Audience
BBC Election Debate 2017: Boris Johnson Accuses BBC Of Having 'Left-Wing' Audience

May sent Home Secretary Amber Rudd to speak on her behalf at a seven-way BBC TV debate on Wednesday night, even though Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had thrown down a challenge by deciding to attend at the last minute. Have you seen people sleeping around our stations. Mr Farron accused the Conservatives of running an immigration policy to "app...

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  • Trump announces the US withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement
Trump announces the US withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

His predecessor Barack Obama , who signed the Paris Agreement previous year without US Senate ratification, described the Trump administration as joining "a small handful of nations that reject the future " by withdrawing from the pact.

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  • Macron Visits Mali to Reaffirm Commitment to Battle Jihadists
Macron Visits Mali to Reaffirm Commitment to Battle Jihadists

After their recent meeting in Berlin, Macron said he and Chancellor Merkel had discussed the issue, and she had been supportive. "I want us to address a real reform of the right of asylum and of our current regulations to better protect those countries most subject to this migratory pressure".

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  • Recent revelations about Jared Kushner could impact his influence with Trump
Recent revelations about Jared Kushner could impact his influence with Trump

McMaster said the report about Kushner's request for back-channel communications with Russians is "not something that we've been involved with or that I have any knowledge of", adding that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer could address the matter later.

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  • Commerce secretary appears to fall asleep during Trump's speech
Commerce secretary appears to fall asleep during Trump's speech

Muslim nations must take on the burden of defeating terrorism, he also said . "Trump needs to discuss with them the ways to prevent terrorists and their supporters from continuing to fuel the fire in the region and repeating the attacks like September 11", Zarif wrote .

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  • Jeremy Corbyn says Tories planning five more years of austerity
Jeremy Corbyn says Tories planning five more years of austerity

British party leaders vying for the upcoming June 8 general election have used their first televised debate of this year to attack Prime Minister Theresa May , who chose to skip the face-off. "It's nice to see someone coming out with proper "left" views", said Watson, a 23-year old chemistry student. "She might be out there sizing up your house ...

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  • Obama Slams Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Deal
Obama Slams Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Deal

While reports since Wednesday had said Trump was planning to leave the deal, reached by former President Barack Obama in 2015, it wasn't official until Thursday afternoon's Rose Garden ceremony. Trump said the agreement was putting every other country at an advantage by putting America at a "great financial disadvantage". Under Obama, the...

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  • Tory candidate blasts Theresa May for 'f****** it up' after debate debacle
Tory candidate blasts Theresa May for 'f****** it up' after debate debacle

Another who attended Mr Corbyn's rally said he was curious about a politician who appeared genuine. Upon of Jeremy Corbyn there were cheers from the crowds who had to be restrained by police, many carrying labour placards. The Labour leader was joined on stage at Pitsea Leisure Centre by shadow ministers Keir Starmer, Barry Gardiner, Lady S...

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  • President Trump Waives Law Moving U.S. Israeli Embassy to Jerusalem
President Trump Waives Law Moving U.S. Israeli Embassy to Jerusalem

The sources told Al Araby that Trump showed video clips, which the Palestinians claim had been taken out of context, of Abbas admitting to inciting against Israel. Today, no country has an embassy in Jerusalem. The deal reached will reportedly accommodate just one of the demands made by the prisoners , which will allow an increase of visits fr...

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  • Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues
Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues

Americana rock pioneer Gregg Allman has died peacefully at his home after battles with numerous health problems. Allman struggled for years with alcohol, heroin and other drugs, and entered treatment for them numerous times, before embarking on a path of recovery in the mid-1990s.

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  • President Trump to make announcement on global climate agreement
President Trump to make announcement on global climate agreement

In a highly anticipated statement from the White House Rose Garden, Trump said the United States would abandon the current deal - but was open to negotiating a new one. Merkel on Saturday labelled the result of the "six against one" discussion "very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory". Germany said the U.S. was "harming" the entire planet, and ...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn WILL take part in the BBC Election Debate
Jeremy Corbyn WILL take part in the BBC Election Debate

SNP Westminster leader Mr Robertson said his party would hold the Tories to account on Brexit , welfare and protecting public services, and vowed to offer "a strong voice for Scotland" in Westminster. "I've not been off the television screens, I've been doing things on the television, but predominantly taking questions from voters and listenin...

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  • May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with United Kingdom vote 1 week away
May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with United Kingdom vote 1 week away

He said the Tories are "weak and wobbly" and can not be believed after the PM's U-turn on her controversial social care reforms and her failure to set out how many pensioners stand to lose their winter fuel payments - policies that have been widely credited as a factor in the narrowing of the polls.

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  • Taiwan ranks 41st in 2017 Global Peace Index
Taiwan ranks 41st in 2017 Global Peace Index

It said deaths from terrorism in countries that are in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) rose by more than 900% between 2007 and 2016. China, ranked 116th globally, Thailand (120th), the Philippines (138th) and North Korea (155th) were listed among the least peaceful in the world. Across the Middle East, "battle de...

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  • May blasts opponent on Brexit as poll lead narrows
May blasts opponent on Brexit as poll lead narrows

LONDON - A series of polls over the past week have shown Labour and its leader Jeremy Corbyn , closing the gap with Theresa May and the Conservatives in the race for Downing Street. The studio audience again applauded loudly when Mr Paxman pointed out that Mrs May and her spokesmen had promised on six occasions since becoming PM that there...

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  • USA to withdraw from Paris Climate Accord
USA to withdraw from Paris Climate Accord

French president Emmanuel Macron categorically ruled out any renegotiation and said Mr Trump's decision would harm American interests and citizens. Foreign leaders lobbied him during his trip overseas. It would then take another year for the country to pull out. The climate agreement would "undermine our economy, hamstring our workers, weaken...

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  • Pulling Out Of Paris Accord
Pulling Out Of Paris Accord

G7 leaders DID find some harmony on some issues but when it came to environmental policy - the U-S president would sing no tune but his own. Should the United States leave the historic deal they would be in company with Nicaragua and Syria, which are the only two countries so far to not agree to the accord .

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  • Trump expected to delay US embassy move to Jerusalem
Trump expected to delay US embassy move to Jerusalem

USA officials say the process of moving the embassy would take at least six months and involve major adjustments in security, office and housing space and staffing at both the existing facility in Tel Aviv and the consulate general in Jerusalem .

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