• Death count marches upward to 38 amid Venezuela unrest
Death count marches upward to 38 amid Venezuela unrest

Lugo's age has been variously reported as 20 and 22. In total, 37 people have died and around 800 have been injured in fighting in the country between security forces and protesters since the start of April. Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez, second from right, is shown before surrendering to national guards on February 18, 2014. CGTN's Juan C...

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  • White House advisers postpone Paris climate deal meeting
White House advisers postpone Paris climate deal meeting

President Donald Trump is delaying a decision on whether to withdraw from the landmark global climate deal struck in Paris under the Obama administration. Meanwhile, representatives of almost 200 countries that are party to the Paris agreement are meeting in Bonn this week to discuss technical aspects of implementing the accord.

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  • Moon Jae -In has won South Korea Presidential Elections
Moon Jae -In has won South Korea Presidential Elections

South Koreans have started voting in an election that could have major consequences for the region. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP). Two months after booting their sitting pres. But some are ambivalent about his pro-engagement polices on North Korea that his conservative opponents have labeled as weak on national security. South Korea's elect...

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  • Former official says she warned White House about Flynn
Former official says she warned White House about Flynn

He was sacked in February for concealing the nature of these contacts. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) did ask Yates and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, "How did the conversation between the Russian ambassador and Mr. The stakes are high, and there's no indication anyone is backing down. QUESTION: If a sitting president rais...

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  • North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism
North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism

Sen. Moon, who lost narrowly to Park in 2012, has criticised the two former conservative governments for failing to stop North Korea's weapons development. North Korea's announcement of the detainments comes amid tensions over fears that Pyongyang is preparing another round of nuclear or missile tests and comments.

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  • Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump
Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump

I was attending to this scandal back when Flynn was in office. Spicer described Yates, who was an Obama appointee, as "someone who is not exactly a supporter of the president's agenda". On top of that, when questioned about these allegations he lied and said he had not discussed sanctions with Kislyak. Flynn wasn't under oath, so I suppose this...

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  • Emmanuel Macron win could give Hillary Clinton a lesson
Emmanuel Macron win could give Hillary Clinton a lesson

Half of his candidates for the 577 seats up for grabs in the two-round June 11-June 18 National Assembly election will be political newcomers, he has said . Sure, the Monday morning headlines screamed the same tune about the rejection of Marine Le Pen's National Front as the big narrative. It's unclear what that means, but her party's interim pre...

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  • New Hamas chief makes first public appearance in native Gaza
New Hamas chief makes first public appearance in native Gaza

In its new policy document , Hamas notably accepts the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza , the territories occupied by Israel in the Six-Day War of 1967. Haniyeh, 54, was born in the al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza . A further modification in the Hamas stance is that it abandons describing its struggle...

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  • Condi Rice Cautions Against Giving Putin Too Much Credit For The Election
Condi Rice Cautions Against Giving Putin Too Much Credit For The Election

Now he's saying, I'm going to question the legitimacy of your election by hacking into it and so forth. KILMEADE: Does it make you think less, should we think less of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson because they were slave owners? As for whether or not Putin had a particular, personal objection to Hillary Clinton, Ri...

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  • USA to arm Syrian Kurds battling Islamic State, despite Turkish ire
USA to arm Syrian Kurds battling Islamic State, despite Turkish ire

President Trump has authorized the USA military to arm Syrian Kurdish rebel forces to support the future offensive on Raqqa, the de facto capital in Syria for ISIS. In her statement, White said the USA prioritizes its support for the Arab elements of the SDF. Acknowledging the long-held concerns of Turkey, the Pentagon statement said, "we are kee...

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  • As Afghan stalemate grinds on, Trump mulls additional troops
As Afghan stalemate grinds on, Trump mulls additional troops

Trump is reportedly expected to make his final decision on the strategy before he attends the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on May 25. In February, Gen. John Nicholson, the top US commander in Afghanistan , said he needed a "few thousand" more USA troops in Afghanistan to take advantage of the expanded authority granted b...

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  • Israel speaks to Turkish envoy over Erdogan comments
Israel speaks to Turkish envoy over Erdogan comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued to row about Jerusalem with Israel on Monday, hours after provoking its ire by saying he was working to prevent the "judaization" of the contested city. Earlier on Monday, Erdogan had vowed to fight a draft bill being advanced in Israel that would ban the use of speakers mounted on minarets to summon...

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  • AAP MLA demonstrates EVM hacking in Delhi Assembly
AAP MLA demonstrates EVM hacking in Delhi Assembly

AAP, which has alleged that EVMs had been tampered with in the assembly elections in Punjab and the civic polls in Delhi, both of which it lost, used the day-long special session of the assembly to demonstrate how the voting machines can be rigged.

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  • UK Conservative lead stays strong ahead of June election: Opinium poll
UK Conservative lead stays strong ahead of June election: Opinium poll

The United Kingdom Independence Party won one new seat, and lost all 114 they were defending. By calling an early national election, Mrs May has made the local votes a gauge of her leadership, and many of her Conservative candidates have campaigned in recent days using her campaign mantra of "strong and stable leadership".

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  • Average rent in Donegal increased by 14 per cent in 12 months
Average rent in Donegal increased by 14 per cent in 12 months

Rents rose nationwide by an average of 13.4% in the year to March 2017, according to Daft.ie. In Cork, the cost of rents rose by 10.4pc to €1,107. "In addition the Affordable Housing Scheme needs to be re-opened; Local Authorities need to build thousands more houses and provide Cost to Rent Homes as promised in the Programme for Government".

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  • Wife of American Detained in North Korea Pleads for His Release
Wife of American Detained in North Korea Pleads for His Release

A U.S. State Department official said Sunday that such non-governmental "track 2" talks "are routinely held on a variety of topics around the world and occur independent of U.S. On Saturday, Kim Mi-ok waited in a Chinese border city for her husband to step off the train from North Korea. There are no diplomatic relations between the USA and Nor...

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  • Trump's first 100 days 'by the numbers'
Trump's first 100 days 'by the numbers'

Rising global tensions are also preoccupying the White House . "It's not just about the correspondents dinner", Spicer said of the rally. In just his first few weeks in office, Trump suffered some crippling blows. After the ad was discreetly taken down, an updated version was posted to the campaign's YouTube account, without the clip o...

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  • Elite spy unit has mission to 'infiltrate' North Korea
Elite spy unit has mission to 'infiltrate' North Korea

Last year, North Korea sentenced Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, to 15 years of hard labor. The American who has been held the longest in North Korea at this time is Kim Dong-chul. North Korea has continued expanding its nuclear weapons program and its ballistic missile testing despite US warnings and sanctions and United Nati...

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  • New Hamas chief tours native Gaza, highlights power shift
New Hamas chief tours native Gaza, highlights power shift

Haniyeh, who also served as Mashaal's deputy for four years, is seen as a pragmatist within Hamas who will likely seek to improve the group's worldwide standing. Just last March, Israel authorities arrested Muhammad Murtaja, the Gaza branch head of the Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) after it was discovered that he was using money...

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  • City of Montreal declares state of emergency from flooding
City of Montreal declares state of emergency from flooding

Across Quebec, almost 1,900 homes in 126 towns and cities have been affected and people have been evacuated from flood zones with the help of 1,200 troops. In Pierrefonds, one of the hardest-hit regions near Montreal , Johanne Aubin spent the morning pumping water from her basement using a pump from her backyard swimming pool.

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  • May's Conservatives hold 17 point lead in election race - Survation
May's Conservatives hold 17 point lead in election race - Survation

With opposition to a second independence referendum at the heart of both campaigns, Ms Davidson has already declared the "fight back" against Ms Sturgeon has begun. "Taking nothing away from the tremendous result they had in 2015, they then tried to do that thing where they made out that the SNP was Scotland and Scotland was the SNP".

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  • S. Koreans want new leader to create jobs minus corruption
S. Koreans want new leader to create jobs minus corruption

South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party speaks during an election campaign in Seoul, South Korea , Monday, May 8, 2017. The slogans were striking similar to ones shouted by protesters who disrupted the president's May 1 campaign speech at the mausoleum of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.Staged or not, the slog...

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  • Obama said to have warned Trump about Flynn
Obama said to have warned Trump about Flynn

Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned then President-elect Donald Trump in November against hiring retired Gen. Michael Flynn as White House national security adviser, according to a former Obama aide. Trump sent two successive tweets on Monday morning, including one directed at Yates urging lawmakers to ask "if she knows how classified inf...

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  • Suspect in Boston penthouse slayings has criminal history
Suspect in Boston penthouse slayings has criminal history

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says when officers responded to the call, they saw the suspect in the apartment. Prosecutors said Monday that officers were responding to a report of an intruder with a gun on Friday. Bampumim Teixeira is a 30-year-old Chelsea resident. Court-appointed defense attorney Steve Sack did not argue for ...

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  • Kushner family in Beijing: 'Invest $500000 and immigrate' to US
Kushner family in Beijing: 'Invest $500000 and immigrate' to US

Meyer was in China to attract funds from Chinese investors through the US government's EB-5 visa program , the New York Times reported. The real estate firm said in a statement Monday that Meyer was attempting to "make clear that her brother had stepped away from the company in January and has nothing to do with this project" when she mentione...

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  • Trump says he will 'certainly consider' raising the gas tax
Trump says he will 'certainly consider' raising the gas tax

Numerous proposals were similar to those he made on the campaign trail, including a cut in the tax rate for businesses to 15%. "These facts, combined with the reality that New Jersey makes the choice to primarily fund our schools with local property taxes, as opposed to states who use other sources, makes eliminating this federal tax deduction ...

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  • Nigeria presidency releases names of 82 freed Chibok girls
Nigeria presidency releases names of 82 freed Chibok girls

This was revealed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on a monitored programme on Channels Television. In a statement late on Saturday night, the Nigerian government thanked Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross for helping to release the girls after "lengthy negotiations".

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  • Emmanuel Macron Beats Marine Le Pen as the New President of France
Emmanuel Macron Beats Marine Le Pen as the New President of France

Her high-spending, anti-globalisation "France-first" policies may have unnerved financial markets but they appealed to many poorer members of society against a background of high unemployment, social tensions and security concerns. Macron becomes not only France's youngest-ever president but also one of its most unlikely. This accelerated procedu...

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  • Trump's Revised Travel Ban Goes Before Federal Appeals Court
Trump's Revised Travel Ban Goes Before Federal Appeals Court

District Court Judge in Maryland imposed a halt to a portion of the president's revised executive order . But he said Trump's revised executive order was neutral. Trump said last month that he is considering breaking up the 9th Circuit, a federal appeals court that covers Western states and which has always been a target of Republicans.

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  • 85-year-old aiming to be oldest Everest climber dies
85-year-old aiming to be oldest Everest climber dies

Thapa said the cause behind Sherchan's death is yet to be confirmed as the doctors accompanying the expedition team are examining it. Sherchan was resting at the base camp and waiting for the weather window to summit in a single attempt, skipping the usual multiple acclimatisation rotations because of his age.

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  • Hamas elects Haniya as new chief of Islamic movement
Hamas elects Haniya as new chief of Islamic movement

Until 15 years ago, Haniyeh was the office head, representative and even spokesman of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the founder of the Hamas terror group who was eliminated, in public. In addition, the PA announced that it would stop transferring payments for the electricity provided by the Israeli electric corporation to the Gaza Strip, claiming that Ham...

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  • Yates says she warned White House that Flynn could be 'blackmailed'
Yates says she warned White House that Flynn could be 'blackmailed'

Monday's hearing showed Yates as a force to be reckoned with. In the hearing, Yates said she didn't know how the Washington Post got the story. The former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, told the hearing that Russian Federation had interfered in the 2016 election.

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  • Glasgow City Council's new SNP leader 'open to coalition deal'
Glasgow City Council's new SNP leader 'open to coalition deal'

In Rutherglen and Hamilton West seat the party's candidate Gerard Killen is hoping to defeat SNP candidate Margaret Ferrier who took the seat from tom Greatrex two years ago. But, equally, it could be a sign that the party has lost ground. " Labour will run a positive campaign that rejects the divisiveness of the Tories and their plans for a har...

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  • Detention of U.S. citizen by North Korea 'concerning' - White House
Detention of U.S. citizen by North Korea 'concerning' - White House

North Korea has threatened to launch a series of retaliations on the US and South Korean intelligence agencies after an alleged assassination attempt on its leader, Kim Jong-Un. The assertion comes as the U.S.is considering putting the North back on its list of terror sponsors. Warmbier was arrested over the alleged theft of a propaganda poster and...

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  • North Korea Says It Has Detained A Fourth U.S. Citizen
North Korea Says It Has Detained A Fourth U.S. Citizen

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged countries during a UN Security Council foreign ministerial meeting last month to suspend or downgrade diplomatic relations with North Korea if the regime continues its provocations. China suspended coal imports to the country earlier this year, and its state media has warned of stronger sanctions should North ...

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