• Jeremy Corbyn refuses five times to directly condemn IRA
Jeremy Corbyn refuses five times to directly condemn IRA

Labour cut the Tories' lead in the latest Opinium Research survey to 13 points from 15 points a week earlier, and a new YouGov survey in the Sunday Times put Mr Corbyn's party nine points behind. The Liberal Democrats , meanwhile, had another hard week, with leader Tim Farron forced to deny claims about his views on homosexuality and abortio...

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  • Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election

Despite increased tensions with the U.S. since Trump's election, Rouhani sees Iran as benefiting from better ties with the West and from foreign investment. Tensions have long festered between Sunnis and Shiites, particularly in Iraq, where Sunnis are a minority, and Syria, where the Gulf states and Iran have backed different sides in the civil war...

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  • Trump, in marquee address to Muslims, to urge fight against terror
Trump, in marquee address to Muslims, to urge fight against terror

The creation of a fund that solicits donations from such countries and is championed by Trump's daughter, one of Trump's closest advisers, could open the President up to charges of hypocrisy, saying that the concept is not dissimilar to the Clinton Foundation, which he roundly criticized as a candidate.

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  • Pontus Aberg's goal puts Predators past Ducks 3-1 in Game 5
Pontus Aberg's goal puts Predators past Ducks 3-1 in Game 5

If the Predators lose, they'll have to go back to Anaheim for a game seven Wednesday night. Johansen led the Predators with 13 points in 14 playoff games and has tweeted a couple photos of himself from his hospital bed. He hadn't missed a game since joining the Predators in a trade with Columbus in January 2016. Laviolette also declined to give a...

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  • Russian FM Lavrov denies discussing Comey's dismissal with Trump
Russian FM Lavrov denies discussing Comey's dismissal with Trump

Meanwhile, Comey is set to give evidence regarding Russian meddling in the USA election in an open hearing of the Senate intelligence committee after US Memorial Day on 29 May. "The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it". President Trump fired Comey last Tuesday.

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  • Billboard Music Awards: All the highlights
Billboard Music Awards: All the highlights

Her performance had the audience on its feet, singing and dancing. Korean boy band BTS, who won top social artist , earned one of the night's loudest ovations. Young Money's Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne have reunited and it looks so good. "This feels good but it feels so wrong because I love Drake so much", said Halsey (Drake's "One Dance"...

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  • Tripura GST Bill to be tabled in State Assembly on May 23
Tripura GST Bill to be tabled in State Assembly on May 23

Jaitley said there would be a 5 per cent tax on carriage of goods by rail, road and air transport services because their main input is petroleum. Speaking to reporters here following the meeting, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said that no consensus could be reached on the rate to apply on gold, and that the next meeting of the GST Council ...

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  • General Election polls: Conservatives heading for landslide victory
General Election polls: Conservatives heading for landslide victory

At first glance the SNP scored another remarkable success in last week's local elections . Meanwhile, Labour, who once dominated local government in Scotland were even further behind. "Even those who voted to leave the European Union should be concerned about the consequences of a hard Brexit". Overall, however, the party lost councillors.

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  • Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz To Leave Office At The End Of June
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz To Leave Office At The End Of June

Jason Chaffetz says he's not sure if documents exist to confirm that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down the FBI investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Chaffetz leads the House panel that investigates waste, fraud, abuse or mismanagement in the executive branch. Mark Warner, annou...

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  • Philippine official downplays alleged China war threats
Philippine official downplays alleged China war threats

Duterte said Friday he raised the Philippines' arbitral victory against Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea and told Xi Manila intends to drill for oil there. Manila's foreign minister said on Monday that the talks last week between leaders of China and the Philippines were frank and friendly, with no threats or bullying.

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  • Donald Trump calls for help in tackling 'Islamic extremism'
Donald Trump calls for help in tackling 'Islamic extremism'

And that wasn't the first time Trump had made statements in which he characterized mosques as risky places of recruitment rather than houses of worship. The groups that the United States has been fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere since the September 11, 2001 attacks on Washington and NY are mostly Sunni Muslims, and enemies of Iran.

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  • North Korea fires ballistic missile
North Korea fires ballistic missile

The missile flew about 500 km (310 miles), it said. North Korea said on Monday it had successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the warhead, indicating further advances in the ability to hit US targets.

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  • Perdue Weigh in on NAFTA Renegotiations
Perdue Weigh in on NAFTA Renegotiations

U.S. President Donald Trump has called NAFTA a "disaster" and blamed it for the hollowing out of the U.S. manufacturing sector. He said that NAFTA has been beneficial to USA agriculture, investment services and the energy sector, but has harmed the country's manufacturing.

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  • General Election 2017 latest polls. Here's where the Conservatives and Labour stand
General Election 2017 latest polls. Here's where the Conservatives and Labour stand

This weekend, Mr Corbyn moved to defend his position on Ireland during the 1980s and 1990s after it emerged MI5 had opened a file on him amid concerns over potential links to the IRA. "The message is getting through". The latest Survation poll puts the Conservatives at 46% and Labour at 34% - a 12 point difference that has closed by five points o...

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  • Hashemitaba calls on Iranians to vote for Rouhani
Hashemitaba calls on Iranians to vote for Rouhani

Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri has dropped out of the presidential race and thrown his support behind incumbent Hassan Rohani, who is seeking a second term in the May 19 vote. Since 1981, every Iranian president has won re-election. Both Qalibaf and Raisi have said that Rohani has failed to translate a 2015 deal with global powers, which ...

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  • Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism
Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

Trump made no mention of the disputed travel ban, signed days after he took office, that temporarily banned immigration to the US from seven majority Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. For Trump, the trip is a reprieve from the crush of controversies that have marred his young presidency and an attempt to reset h...

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  • WaPo: Russia probe reaches WH official close to Trump
WaPo: Russia probe reaches WH official close to Trump

That would surely include Trump's firing last week of FBI Director James Comey. Since Comey's firing on May 9, the calls for Rosenstein to appoint a special counsel have intensified, especially from Democratic lawmakers who believe he can longer be impartial in the Russian Federation investigation, given his role in the firing.

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  • Hamas sentences 3 to death for killing of senior commander
Hamas sentences 3 to death for killing of senior commander

Israel has not denied or confirmed the accusations. Hamas condemned all three - 44, 38 and 38 - for co-operation with Israel, and claimed that one of the three was the assassin and the other two provided information to Israel's security services about Fukas' moves.

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  • UN Condemns North Korea Missile Test, Vows Sanctions
UN Condemns North Korea Missile Test, Vows Sanctions

North Korea warned Washington not to provoke it, saying the "US mainland and Pacific operations" are within range of Pyongyang missiles. Kim had told the scientists and technicians involved "not to be complacent" but to build further "nuclear weapons and methods of delivery" until the USA made "the right choice", KCNA said in its report.

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  • Ivanka Trump Says Saudi Progress On Women 'Encouraging'
Ivanka Trump Says Saudi Progress On Women 'Encouraging'

Mr Trump's remarks came in a meeting with dozens of regional leaders who gathered in Riyadh for a summit with the United States president and Saudi King Salman. He did not quite repeat his buzzphrase " radical Islamic terrorism ", which he has insisted is the most honest description of the greatest threat facing the USA, but he did talk about "Is...

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  • Senior White House aide 'person of interest' in Russian Federation probe
Senior White House aide 'person of interest' in Russian Federation probe

President Donald Trump's approval rating has never really been stellar since he took office, but it dipped to an especially low level this week, according to a new poll released Friday. But the other official, senior adviser and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, is the only one of the three to work in the White House. Although he piled on Com...

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  • Woman calls cops worried semen in thermos might explode
Woman calls cops worried semen in thermos might explode

Sunday. The sheriff's office says the suspect fired at the deputies when they followed the vehicle to try and pull it over. A deputy and firefighters arrived, she said , took the thermos away and safely opened it. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 to a residence in Port Ri...

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  • James Comey to testify before Senate in public hearing
James Comey to testify before Senate in public hearing

Amid growing pressure, Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee the Department of Justice's Russian Federation investigation. The Justice Department on Friday released the text of Rosenstein's opening remarks for the briefings on Capitol Hill. "Zero", Trump said Thursday...

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  • Saudi to open militant-monitoring center during Trump visit
Saudi to open militant-monitoring center during Trump visit

President Donald Trump is kicking off the second day of his first foreign trip overseas with a series of bilateral and group meetings with foreign leaders. "We thought that was very important (to start the trip in Saudi Arabia ) because obviously people have tried to portray the President in a certain way", a senior White House official said.

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  • UN Security Council vows sanctions over N. Korea missile test
UN Security Council vows sanctions over N. Korea missile test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the launch of the Hwasong-12 missile on May 14 that reached an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers (1,312 miles) and flew 787 kilometers. The North's foreign ministry rejected the statement, saying it infringed on its right to self-defence, particularly as the missile was test-launched at a sharp angle to ensur...

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  • Saudi king says Iran at forefront of global terrorism
Saudi king says Iran at forefront of global terrorism

It did not emphasize human rights. "These attacks, they're not done by Swedish people, that I can tell you". Drive them out of your communities! Drive them out of your holy land. Trump praised Bahrain and Kuwait for anti-terrorism efforts. "[Trump] must enter into dialogue with them about ways to prevent terrorists and takfiris from continuing ...

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  • Army leaker Chelsea Manning released from prison
Army leaker Chelsea Manning released from prison

But as the former intelligence officer adjusts to life after prison, right-wing Twitter users and media outlets alike, many of which are angered over her freedom, continue to misgender her. One of the files released by Manning was a shocking 2007 video, "Collateral Murder", of a US helicopter killing 12 civilians, including two Reuters staff, in ...

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  • Trump avoids phrase 'radical Islamic terrorism' in first Middle East speech
Trump avoids phrase 'radical Islamic terrorism' in first Middle East speech

There was Donald Trump standing before leaders of about 50 Muslim nations - the same Donald Trump who, as a candidate, declared, " I think Islam hates us " and who proposed a "total and complete shutdown" that would have prohibited every person in that audience from stepping foot in the United States.

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  • SNP offers 'strong voice' in Brexit negotiations
SNP offers 'strong voice' in Brexit negotiations

Ms Sturgeon and the Scottish leaders of the Tories, Labour, the Greens, the Liberal Democrats and Ukip clashed on issues including independence, Brexit, immigration and taxation. "If we fail, the consequences for the United Kingdom and for the economic security of ordinary working people will be dire". Buoyed by opinion polls putting the Scottish...

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  • Flutter after tweet: Panneerselvam hints at tie-up with BJP, rectifies
Flutter after tweet: Panneerselvam hints at tie-up with BJP, rectifies

O Paneerselvam, the ex-chief minister of Tamil Nadu and the leader of a prominent faction within the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (All India Anna Dravida Advancement Front) has indicated that his faction is open to an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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  • At least 9 flights canceled Monday by airline at Florida airport
At least 9 flights canceled Monday by airline at Florida airport

Videos posted to social media showed passengers screaming at each other, pushing and shoving, and clashing with law-enforcement officers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Spirit Airlines blames the Airline Pilots Association for the cancellations saying the pilots are refusing to fly and their actions have hurt the airline.

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  • Iran elections: Pro-Rouhani reformists in Tehran power sweep
Iran elections: Pro-Rouhani reformists in Tehran power sweep

While the president was able to mend Tehran's relationship with the European Union - and reach a nuclear agreement that opened the Iranian economy to more Western investment - unemployment climbed from 10 to 12.7 percent over his first term .

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  • Experts See Possible North Korea Links to Global Cyberattack
Experts See Possible North Korea Links to Global Cyberattack

The Lazarus Group has been blamed for several attacks dating back to 2009. Governments turned their attention to a possible new wave of cyber threats on Tuesday after the group that leaked United States hacking tools used to launch the global WannaCry "ransomware" attack warned it would release more malicious code.

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  • German woman killed, Finnish woman kidnapped in Kabul
German woman killed, Finnish woman kidnapped in Kabul

At least 15 others were wounded in the ensuing fight. The Taliban insurgents frequently carry out attacks in Kunduz city and the group managed to take control of the strategic Kunduz city for at least two times. Finland urges immediate release of the kidnapped person", a ministry spokesperson said in an earlier press release . The German Forei...

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  • Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement
Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement

Talking to the Indy Star , Ricketts said he was "upset and hurt" by the school's decision to invite Pence , who was formally the state's governor, as the Trump administration's " policies have impacted the humanity of certain graduates".

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