• Merkel: Germany Not 'the First One Who Must Expand Capacities in Afghanistan'
Merkel: Germany Not 'the First One Who Must Expand Capacities in Afghanistan'

Mr Stoltenberg confirmed that troop levels in Afghanistan would be discussed at the Brussels summit on May 25, and noted that the United Kingdom had "led by example", including by keeping forces in Afghanistan for many years. Mr Stoltenberg said the two items on the agenda for the Brussels summit were "burden sharing and fighting terrorism". Spic...

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  • Keith Olbermann goes off in profane, vicious attack on Trump's Comey firing
Keith Olbermann goes off in profane, vicious attack on Trump's Comey firing

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, (R-Maine) took to the Senate floor to vent her anger over the cancellation of a Senate Aging Committee hearing on the effect of isolation on seniors, noting that several witnesses traveled to Washington at their own expense to testify.

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  • Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House
Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House

Despite the lack of clarity, the possibility of a meeting between Trump and Lavrov would in itself be a sign of some progress. In a Senate hearing Monday, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said she bluntly warned Trump's White House in January that Flynn "essentially could be blackmailed" by the Russians because he apparently had lied to...

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  • Conservatives make huge gains in United Kingdom local elections
Conservatives make huge gains in United Kingdom local elections

First results showed the governing Conservatives making solid gains, dealing a blow to the main opposition Labour Party and all but wiping out the anti-EU, anti-mass immigration U.K. "Slowly but surely English is losing importance in Europe", Juncker told a conference in Florence before switching into French and drawing applause from his audience o...

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  • Donald Trump signs executive order promoting free speech and religious liberty
Donald Trump signs executive order promoting free speech and religious liberty

Several leaders interviewed said they anxious that Trump's move could be unevenly enforced, allowing conservative Christian churches to promote political candidates without extending the same exemptions to other views or other denominations.

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  • Tories 'extremely foolish' over election boasts, says Alex Salmond
Tories 'extremely foolish' over election boasts, says Alex Salmond

Scotland, with a population of just over five million that contributes around eight percent to Britain's GDP, votes very differently from England, where the Conservatives have always been the party of government. They go into with 54 - and most of them with large majorities. 'That being said, Mrs May and the Conservatives can afford to lose som...

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  • Celtics take 3-2 series lead with Game 5 win
Celtics take 3-2 series lead with Game 5 win

It marked the fourth time in the series that one team has had a run of at least 16-0, including three times in the first quarter. The only suspense in that game came when the Wizards scored the first four points and it looked as though they were primed to rocket to another fast start.

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  • Trudeau congratulates France's president-elect Macron on decisive win
Trudeau congratulates France's president-elect Macron on decisive win

Macron's big challenge now is to garner support for the crucial legislative election in June. Candidates from mainstream parties that alternated to govern the country in the past four decades were eliminated in the first round . After that, he threw his support to Macron before the presidential election. Macron has called for reforms to Fra...

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  • Jakarta governor sentenced to 2 years prison for blasphemy
Jakarta governor sentenced to 2 years prison for blasphemy

Presiding judge Dwiarso Budi Santiarto told the Jakarta court that Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was "convincingly guilty of committing blasphemy and is sentenced to two years in prison". An edited version of his speech went viral online, sparking outrage. Instead of dousing the fire of extremism, the action by the court just made it burn hotter.

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  • Armenia's Artsvik qualifies for Eurovision 2017 final with stunning performance
Armenia's Artsvik qualifies for Eurovision 2017 final with stunning performance

The Portuguese and Armenian entrants for the 2017 Eurovision song contest, among the favorites to win the continent-wide songfest, were two of 10 to qualify for the final in the first round of heats in Kiev. The final will take place on Saturday. The expert juries had already voted after watching the live feed of the dress rehearsal, held yesterday...

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  • Woman killed as India, Pakistan troops trade fire in Kashmir
Woman killed as India, Pakistan troops trade fire in Kashmir

Four persons from the same family were injured last week in Nakyal sector of Kotli district after a shell hit their house in the Dharoti Mohra village. 23 security personnel were killed in the two-year period. Pakistan's foreign office said on Thursday that a man called Muhammad Rizwan was killed by Indian shelling on in the village of Subzkot, i...

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  • What is Cinco de Mayo anyway? The history of a holiday
What is Cinco de Mayo anyway? The history of a holiday

The manager of Baja Beach tells News 25 Cinco de Mayo is their busiest day of the year. Red Bluff Latino Outreach of Tehama County will be hosting the 19th annual Cinco De Mayo celebration from 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. Goliath story line as motivation in civil rights struggles. Others worry that parties could take a cruel spin, with revelers, embol...

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  • Tunnel with nuclear waste collapses in Washington state
Tunnel with nuclear waste collapses in Washington state

An emergency was December. The Hanford Site suffered a leak in a massive nuclear waste storage tank in 2016 that was described as "catastrophic" by a former employee. The work is expected to take decades and cost tens of billions of dollars. Each tunnel is hundreds of feet long, the Hanford Site says , made of wood and concrete and covered wit...

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  • Trump Defends Comey Firing, Says Both Parties Will Thank Him
Trump Defends Comey Firing, Says Both Parties Will Thank Him

On Monday, Comey briefed key senators about the request. It is the first time Comey has been asked to appear before Congress as a private citizen since he was sacked by President Donald Trump on Tuesday. "I'll be possibly-I'll be in the White House tomorrow", he said . Sessions during the campaign. "As has been stated repeatedly and the Presid...

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  • South Korea's new president says willing to visit rival N.Korea
South Korea's new president says willing to visit rival N.Korea

A couple of days later national security adviser H.R. McMaster assured his South Korean counterpart that the USA would pay for the system. "But it requires careful alliance coordination". FILE - Visitors look at products made at the Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea at its showroom at the unification observatory in Paju, South Korea, Feb.

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  • More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding
More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding

The city of Montreal said in a statement that it would take several days for the situation to get back to normal. A man and a woman are evacuated from their home by Surete du Quebec police officers in the town of Rigaud, Quebec, west of Montreal, Monday, May 8, 2017, following flooding in the region.

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  • Woman march in Venezuelan capital against socialist govt
Woman march in Venezuelan capital against socialist govt

Thousands of women took over streets in major cities all around the South American country. Now, Maduro hopes a revised constitution will spell an end to the unrest, which he sees as a plot hatched by enemies both domestic and overseas to undermine his government.

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  • Trump, Lavrov may meet in Washington on Wednesday
Trump, Lavrov may meet in Washington on Wednesday

In reference to Tillerson's meeting, the State Department said Wednesday's agenda will include Syria, Ukraine, and other bilateral issues. Tillerson, who worked extensively in Russian Federation in his former job as CEO of ExxonMobil, has made improving ties with Russian Federation a priority, launching a working group to address the issue.

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  • 'Of course the Australians have better healthcare than we do - everybody does'
'Of course the Australians have better healthcare than we do - everybody does'

What followed was a lampooning from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who suggested the President should use Australia's system as a model in developing the Republicans' replacement to Obamacare. Mr Turnbull said the alliance with the U.S. was built on "almost a century of shared service and sacrifice". "Well, Mr. President, you're right!" "It wa...

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  • Prince Philip stepping down from public engagements
Prince Philip stepping down from public engagements

The statement indicated Philip will carry out previously scheduled engagements between now and August. The statement added that the queen, 91, would keep up her "full programme of official engagements with the support of members of the Royal Family ".

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  • Trump says NAFTA negotiations start now - but they can't
Trump says NAFTA negotiations start now - but they can't

Trump, speaking in the Oval Office, said he had been days away from signing the order to start the withdrawal process, but he said he has put that plan on hold after Wednesday phone calls from the president of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, and the prime minister of Canada , Justin Trudeau.

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  • Turkish official: US arming Kurds 'unacceptable'
Turkish official: US arming Kurds 'unacceptable'

Mattis said he had open and useful discussions with Turkish officials Tuesday, and said the two countries are working out differences over Americas continuing support for Syria Kurds as the fight against Islamic State militants moves closer to groups headquarters in Raqqa.

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  • Voters face straightforward choice between SNP and Tories - Nicola Sturgeon
Voters face straightforward choice between SNP and Tories - Nicola Sturgeon

The party now has 385 fewer council positions compared to previous year, and Jeremy Corbyn is being widely blamed for poor leadership and "unelectable" policies. However, the task facing the SNP next month is to defend its remarkable success in winning 56 out of Scotland's 59 seats, a success based not on winning a little less than a third of the v...

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  • Things We Learned From WWE SmackDown In The UK (May 9)
Things We Learned From WWE SmackDown In The UK (May 9)

Tonight, Randy Orton returns to SmackDown Live for the first time since Payback, we see further development in the Women's Division, and of course, there is another episode of Breezango's Law & Order parody, "The Fashion Files ". Luke Harper and Eric Rowan returned to TV after a couple of weeks to square off against each other. The heel Rowan ...

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  • France polls: Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon's speech
France polls: Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon's speech

The National Front traditionally holds a May Day march in Paris to honour Joan of Arc. On April 23, Macron and Le Pen emerged as the two top contenders in the first round of the French presidential election. Five big unions have urged their members not to vote for Le Pen, although the powerful "CGT' has refused to explicitly back her rival Emman...

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  • Putin, Trump agree to work together on Syria, set up meeting
Putin, Trump agree to work together on Syria, set up meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Tuesday that Russia interfered in last year's USA presidential election, saying such allegations are "simply rumors" that are being leveraged for political reasons in the United State , reported Voice of America .

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  • New South Korean President 'Would Go to Pyongyang'
New South Korean President 'Would Go to Pyongyang'

North Korea has yet to comment on Moon's election. "The satellite pictures show the THAAD launcher is now deployed near the northern ridge of the Seongju golf course while the X-band radar and other auxiliary equipment are installed near the western ridge from the center", the North Korean report read , as cited by Yonhap .

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  • AAP rigs EVM in Assembly, EC calls it 'duplicate' gadget
AAP rigs EVM in Assembly, EC calls it 'duplicate' gadget

And Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been campaigning against alleged EVM tampering, threw down a challenge saying the AAP could change EVM motherboards in 90 seconds. After leader of the opposition Vijender Gupta was marshalled out of the House, the lone BJP MLA present in the House Manjinder Singh Sirsa took serious objection to Bhar...

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  • Russian minister jokes about Comey firing
Russian minister jokes about Comey firing

Lavrov, who earlier met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said his discussions with members of the Trump administration had convinced him they were people who wanted to cut deals and solve problems. Nevertheless, Lavrov struck a conciliatory tone and said Russian Federation isn't intending to retaliate. The US, along with some European ...

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  • Did The Kushners Really Tell Chinese Investors They Could Get A Visa?
Did The Kushners Really Tell Chinese Investors They Could Get A Visa?

Kushner's sister, Nicole Meyer, appeared at two investor presentations in China over the weekend, encouraging wealthy guests to sink money into a New Jersey real estate project through the controversial EB-5 visa program , the Washington Post and the New York Times reported.

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  • United States urges South East Asia allies to shun North Korea
United States urges South East Asia allies to shun North Korea

Addressing State Department employees , Tillerson made clear that Washington's aim is the denuclearization of North Korea , threatening to impose secondary sanctions on entities and individuals that do business with Pyongyang. "He gave his counterparts and South-east Asia assurance that they can count on the U.S. to assert our rights for unimpe...

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  • Families ask why arrest in Phoenix serial shooter case took so long
Families ask why arrest in Phoenix serial shooter case took so long

Police last month had arrested a former city bus driver in the killings, 23-year-old Aaron Juan Saucedo, who faces 26 felony counts of homicide, aggravated assault and drive-by-shooting for 12 shootings. He was killed months before most of the other victims. A Phoenix man accused in a string of nine murders attributed to the so-called Serial ...

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  • UNESCO Approves Resolution Denying Israeli Claims to Jerusalem
UNESCO Approves Resolution Denying Israeli Claims to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization of attempting to negate his country's claim to Jerusalem. It is also an outrageous attack on millions of Jews and Bible-believing Christians worldwide who recognize that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel and the Jewish people and...

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  • Donald Trump vows to be 'true friend' to National Rifle Association
Donald Trump vows to be 'true friend' to National Rifle Association

While Trump has had trouble winning funding from Congress for construction of the border wall that was a centerpiece of his presidential campaign, he offered assurances the project would be completed. In contrast, approximately 70 Americans were killed on United States' soil due to terrorism, one of Trump's and the GOP's pet issues. Warren, who...

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  • Pakistan summons Afghan Charge d' Affairs over border firing
Pakistan summons Afghan Charge d' Affairs over border firing

Pakistan claimed that Afghan border police had fired first, without provocation, at armed guards escorting Pakistani census teams in the border community of Chaman, killing nine people and injuring 40. At least four Afghan army personnel were killed and 37, including 23 civilians and 14 military personnel were injured on the Afghan side of the bord...

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