• Palestinians hope for settlement curb if peace talks resume
Palestinians hope for settlement curb if peace talks resume

Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish men participate in the Cohanim Priestly caste blessing during the Jewish holiday of Passover, in front of the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, Monday, April 25, 2016. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The new United States ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, departed fro...

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  • Public support for gay marriage hits new high
Public support for gay marriage hits new high

Republican support for gay marriage is the highest it's been in nearly 20 years. American gay marriage campaigners received a boost in 2012 when then US President Barack Obama announced his support for the cause. Among non-Catholic Christians, 55 percent support same-sex unions. Americans have consistently been more likely to say that same-...

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  • Delaware pizza delivery man takes pie to stalled Amtrak train
Delaware pizza delivery man takes pie to stalled Amtrak train

Mr Katz tweeted: 'Stuck on Amtrak 161. A passenger posted a video of the delivery man walking up to the train Sunday as it sat on the tracks. One passenger named Mitch Katz was getting "hangry" and made a decision to order pizza to the train...

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  • France's new president moves quickly on first full day in office
France's new president moves quickly on first full day in office

Philippe's age reinforces the generational shift in France's corridors of power and the image of youthful vigor that Macron is cultivating. Mr Philippe is not a member of the president's new party - La République En Marche - but of the centre-right Republicans.

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  • Shelling kills 7 in Syria's Deir al-Zor
Shelling kills 7 in Syria's Deir al-Zor

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based organization that monitors the war, claim militants continued to shell the city's government held districts into Monday. Last Thursday, at least 11 people were killed and nine others wounded by a US -led airstrike on the northern province of Raqqa. The Assad regime has sent tan...

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  • Syria activists say civilians killed in strike on IS village
Syria activists say civilians killed in strike on IS village

The Observatory said 12 women were killed in the strikes on the village of Akayrshi, while the activist-run Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said the strikes hit a convoy of farm workers, killing 22 people. It said another 25 civilians were killed in Boukamal. Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on Monday about Moscow's own involvement wi...

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  • Trump suggests 'good chance' for Mideast peace
Trump suggests 'good chance' for Mideast peace

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said he is hopeful after his first meeting with U.S. president Donald Trump, although they did not discuss the specifics of restarting Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. President, with you, we have hope". "There is no reason there's not peace between Israel and the Palestinians - none whatsoever". But while t...

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  • Palestinian president kicks off India visit with tech tour
Palestinian president kicks off India visit with tech tour

It will correct a historic injustice by advancing the [peace process] and shattering a Palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem isn't Israel's capital", Netanyahu said . Netanyahu hurried to remove any doubt - and preempt protest within his right-wing government - in a statement issued by his office. The most recent waiver signed by President Barack O...

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  • Banks to fight 'fast and loose' $6.2b tax
Banks to fight 'fast and loose' $6.2b tax

And he gave a rosy forecast of improved circumstances and for households facing rising living expenses and stalled wage growth. This is regarded by many economists as very optimistic. But Labor has not committed to supporting the increase in the Medicare Levy from 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent to fill what the Coalition has referred to as a funding ga...

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  • S.Korean leader Moon discuss N.Korea with China's Xi - Blue House
S.Korean leader Moon discuss N.Korea with China's Xi - Blue House

South Korea's most recent presidents, both of whom were conservatives, were strictly aligned with the USA worldwide sanctions strategy. During his campaign, many conservatives anxious that Moon's election would cause problems with Washington, Seoul's most important ally, because of his engagement policy on North Korea would clash with Trump's pus...

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  • North Korea: Sen. Cory Gardner has
North Korea: Sen. Cory Gardner has "lost basic judgment and body hair"

Song expressed his hopes that "ordinary citizens" would refuse to fight for Kim, because under all the oppression they "want democracy". (Photo: Reuters ) North Koreans attend a mass rally at Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang. Korea studies professor Stephan Haggard of the University of California San Diego described these two recent arrests as "c...

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  • Clapper says Trump eroding checks and balances
Clapper says Trump eroding checks and balances

He thinks our own president is playing a role as well. Citing Russian influence in the US election, Clapper told CNN's Jake Tapper on " State of the Union " that outside forces were responsible for weakening the USA government. Clapper said he deferred to the FBI director about whether and when to tell him about any counter-intelligence investi...

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  • Newt Gingrich Wants Trump to Get Rid of White House Press Corps
Newt Gingrich Wants Trump to Get Rid of White House Press Corps

President Trump will choose Callista Gingrich as the next US ambassador to the Vatican, but that didn't nearly happen - because the president would rather have Newt defending him on TV. Gingrich's run for president in 2012, that her husband had sought an open marriage so that he could keep seeing Callista Bisek, then a congressional aide.

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  • New push to drive IS from 4 neighborhoods in Mosul
New push to drive IS from 4 neighborhoods in Mosul

That's according to a statement from al-Muhandis' office. At the same time, the army's ninth division and the Interior Ministry's elite Emergency Response Division attacked the ISIL bastion of 17 Tammouz. The ISIS militants have suffered significant loss in Mosul and that the they "no longer feel they have a place" in the city following the liber...

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  • Leeds Bradford Airport evacuated due to a 'suspicious package'
Leeds Bradford Airport evacuated due to a 'suspicious package'

A security cordon was put in place as a precaution and the airport was closed for a short time while the package was being investigated. Bradfiord Airport reopened after a security scare yesterday evening resulted in passengers being evacuated and flights redirected.

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  • President Trump Says He Could Pick New FBI Director By Next Week
President Trump Says He Could Pick New FBI Director By Next Week

He tweeted on Friday: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Later on Wednesday, Mr Trump also met the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador to Washington in another bit of awkward timing.

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  • North Korea says missile test aimed at testing carrying large nuclear warhead
North Korea says missile test aimed at testing carrying large nuclear warhead

Earlier this spring, Pacific Command commander Adm. Harry Harris warned in congressional testimony about the rising North Korean threat: "With every test, Kim Jong Un moves closer to his stated goal of a preemptive nuclear strike capability against American cities, and he's not afraid to fail in public".

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  • Students choose NDP over Greens, BC Liberals in mock elections
Students choose NDP over Greens, BC Liberals in mock elections

He also stuck to policy-driven messages during the campaign and criticized the NDP for pushing voters to reject the Greens to help them oust Clark's Liberals, saying it was a form of voter suppression. Christy Clark claimed victory Tuesday night and said her B.C. Liberal Party will carry on, a razor-thin two seats ahead of the resurgent NDP. "The...

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  • World's biggest cyberattack hits 150 countries, the threat is 'escalating'
World's biggest cyberattack hits 150 countries, the threat is 'escalating'

In his interview, MalwareTech referred to the case of another security blogger who was subject to intimidation, including death threats, after his identity was leaked online. The WannaCry ransomware is spread through hidden viruses linked in word documents and PDF files sent over email. It uses a vulnerability in the Windows operating system to i...

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  • Antonio Conte urges Chelsea players to turn great season into fantastic season
Antonio Conte urges Chelsea players to turn great season into fantastic season

Chelsea wrapped up the title with two games to spare after a 1-0 win over West Brom on Friday. West Brom frustrated Chelsea for 82 minutes until substitute Batshuayi became the visitors' unlikely hero, converting Cesar Azpilicueta's cross from close range.

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  • Comey Says No Regrets:
Comey Says No Regrets: "Choice to Speak Out or Conceal"

Sending the letter to Congress about the Clinton probe less than two weeks before the elections was "one of the world's most painful experiences", Comey told USA lawmakers, saying he was facing a hard choice between "really bad or catastrophic" actions and he couldn't hide.

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  • Trump to Order Commission on Fraudulent Voting in Elections
Trump to Order Commission on Fraudulent Voting in Elections

He has been advising Trump, who right after his election claimed that he lost the popular vote because millions of undocumented immigrants voted illegally. "It's simply an effort to try and find proof of the president's absurd claim that 3-5 million people voted illegally in November". Carson said the commission was being filled with "political...

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  • Sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra goes to CBI with 'proof' against Kejriwal
Sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra goes to CBI with 'proof' against Kejriwal

Responding to Kapil Mishra's allegations, AAP has said that it was BJP which is trying to defame the Delhi government, Arvind Kejriwal and AAP through Mishra. I got a call from an global number, where the person threatened to kill me. Maken said the Congress will launch a signature campaign in Delhi from Tuesday and hand over 10 lakh signatures...

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  • 17 killed in Papua New Guinea brazen jailbreak
17 killed in Papua New Guinea brazen jailbreak

Local media reports the bodies are being held at the Angau memorial hospital morgue, under guard. They also recaptured three while 57 managed to escape in the third mass breakout from the prison within three years. "A good number were arrested by police past year for mainly armed robberies, vehicle thefts, break and enter and stealing. This time ...

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  • Fire damages synagogue on Lower East Side; cause under investigation: FDNY
Fire damages synagogue on Lower East Side; cause under investigation: FDNY

The fire, which started around 7 p.m, blanketed the sky over lower Manhattan with pummels of smoke. Beth Hamedrash Hagadol was on fire for several hours before firefighters brought it under control. The synagogue was initially built in 1850, according to the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy . According to local media, the fire took hold at a...

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  • North Korea says new long-range missile can carry heavy nuke
North Korea says new long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

The rocket, "newly designed in a Korean-style", flew 787 kilometers (490 miles) and reached a maximum altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers (1,310 miles), the North said, and "verified the homing feature of the warhead under the worst re-entry situation and accurate performance of detonation system".

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  • Japan says N. Korea may have tested new missile
Japan says N. Korea may have tested new missile

Earlier this spring, Pacific Command commander Adm. Harry Harris warned in congressional testimony about the rising North Korean threat: "With every test, Kim Jong Un moves closer to his stated goal of a preemptive nuclear strike capability against American cities, and he's not afraid to fail in public".

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  • Deja vu as softer South Korean leader could alienate ally US
Deja vu as softer South Korean leader could alienate ally US

The Prime Minister called Moon Jae-in to congratulate him on his election victory and to discuss the crisis around North Korea's nuclear weapons test programme. Already unhappy with a slowing economy and shrinking opportunities for the young, South Koreans took to the streets by the hundreds of thousands past year when President Park Geun-hye was...

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  • US, China To Sign Trade Deal
US, China To Sign Trade Deal

That the outstanding issues for the import of China origin cooked poultry to the USA will be resolved as soon as possible. The U.S. and China have reached a 10-point trade deal that opens the Chinese market to U.S. A chicken processing factory in Hefei, Anhui province, China . "Demand is going to be so high, we're just going to see our b...

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  • N. Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South
N. Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

Outsiders also see a significant technological jump, with Sunday's test-fire apparently flying higher and for a longer time period than any other such previous missile. The former SC governor - one of President Trump's most vocal and visible foreign policy figures - also warned the supreme leader firing off missiles wasn't a viable path to getting ...

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  • De-escalation zones could have positive effect on Syrians
De-escalation zones could have positive effect on Syrians

The deal was signed Thursday by Russian Federation and Iran, who support the Assad regime, and Turkey, who backs the opposition. "We confirm that a draft resolution has been introduced", Russian news agencies cited the country's United Nations mission spokesman Fyodor Strzhizhovsky as saying in NY, without giving details.

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  • Creative and Unique Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Creative and Unique Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

That is why a special day is put aside for us to celebrate mothers everywhere. It's the day we honor moms. Your pretty smile, your kind eyes, your heart of gold and your healing touch; You're more lovely than ever to me. As your Mayor, I will continue to do everything I can to enact and support legislation that supports the rights of our mot...

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  • AAP disappointed after poll panel calls off hackathon
AAP disappointed after poll panel calls off hackathon

In a memorandum submitted to chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi, the AAP demanded that the Assembly's resolution be implemented and expert panels of parties be allowed to inspect EVMs. "It is common sense that gadgets other than ECI-EVMs can be programmed to perform in a pre-determined way", the EC's statement said. He, however, did not give...

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  • Australia receptive to China's Silk Road, but national interest first
Australia receptive to China's Silk Road, but national interest first

The summit is showcasing Xi's cherished One Belt, One Road initiative, a revival of the ancient Silk Road trading routes that could further expand China's growing global influence on trade and geopolitics. Chinese companies have set up 56 economic cooperation zones in over 20 countries, generating some 1.1 billion dollars of tax revenue and 180,000...

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  • G-7 Echoes Watered-Down Trade Language as Mnuchin Holds Firm
G-7 Echoes Watered-Down Trade Language as Mnuchin Holds Firm

Mr Mnuchin presented a more conciliatory picture of discussions at the Bari meetings, citing the US's new trade deal with China and its willingness to commit to the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) as evidence that the administration was not anti-free trade - so long as it judged the conditions applied by other nations to be "fair".

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