• Hamilton concedes Vettel has the advantage in Monaco
Hamilton concedes Vettel has the advantage in Monaco

Hamilton was fastest in the opening session here at the principality earlier on Thursday, but the triple world champion was an alarming one second adrift of Vettel's best effort at the conclusion of the day's second running. Hopefully we'll see a step in performance on Saturday". For some reason we were really struggling in FP2, just something...

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  • I Never Said 'Israel' in Meeting With Russians
I Never Said 'Israel' in Meeting With Russians

Trump, who co-authored The Art of the Deal, has repeatedly referred to brokering peace between Israel and Palestine as " the ultimate deal ". Speaking alongside Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu , Mr Trump was referencing revelations that he divulged classified information about an Islamic State threat during a recent meeting in Wash...

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  • Euro zone, International Monetary Fund to seek compromise on Greek debt deal
Euro zone, International Monetary Fund to seek compromise on Greek debt deal

Greece's creditors are weighing three scenarios for easing the country's debt burden which would lead to substantially different levels of relief. "Greece has always been promised debt relief when its reforms are implemented", he said .

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  • Florida GOPer Helped Russian Hacker Disseminate Dems' Voter Turnout Data
Florida GOPer Helped Russian Hacker Disseminate Dems' Voter Turnout Data

During conversations with the Guccifer 2 .0, Nevins observed that the documents were "probably worth millions of dollars". Some of the most valuable data, Nevins said, was the Democratic Party's voter turnout models. Nevins made a war analogy, describing the data he received to Guccifer 2 .0 as akin to a "map to where all the troops are deplo...

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  • Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace
Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace

Nathan Thrall from the International Crisis Group and author of a new book on past Israeli-Palestinian peace talks agreed that "there was nothing substantive in Trump's public comments". It is the first time a sitting US president has visited and prayed at the site . Trump said he's "gratified" that Abbas is "committed to taking firm but nec...

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  • Iran slams U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia
Iran slams U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia

According to Trump's speech, Iran has been fanning "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror" for decades, a claim that Qassemi took clear exception to. officials are misleading them". In retaliation, Iran released the Mujahideen warlord Gulbeddin Hekmatyar, who had been under supervision in Iran, enabling him to return to Afghanistan and start a...

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  • AP Analysis: Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes
AP Analysis: Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes

Mr Qassemi added that the U.S. and its allies "should know that Iran is a democratic, stable and powerful country" and that it promotes "peace, good neighbourliness, and the creation of a world opposed to violence and extremism". Rouhani is trapped between two fires in this election. With the Nuclear Deal perhaps proving too costly for an early W...

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  • Donald Trump admits no easy peace for Middle East
Donald Trump admits no easy peace for Middle East

The route took the president past the "Walled Off Hotel", a guesthouse run by the British graffiti artist Banksy that is created to draw attention to the security infrastructure, which Israel says is there to protect against Palestinian attacks.

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  • Appeals court upholds nationwide ban against Trump's travel ban
Appeals court upholds nationwide ban against Trump's travel ban

Along with Chuang, a federal judge in the state of Hawai also supported the ruling , while the Government seeks to fight back this decision at the Appeal Court of the 9th Circuit, headquartered in San Francisco, California. Gregory - in which the judges expressly stated that President Trump does not have absolute power to deny foreigners entry in...

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  • Senate Subpoenas Records from Mike Flynn's Companies
Senate Subpoenas Records from Mike Flynn's Companies

Flynn", Burr said. We see contacts, interactions, between Russian officials and USA persons all the time. "We'd like him to tell his story because he publicly said 'I've got a story to tell .' We're allowing him that opportunity to do it".

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  • Ariana Grande Suspends Tour Dates After Manchester Attack
Ariana Grande Suspends Tour Dates After Manchester Attack

The pop star has previously spoken out saying she is "broken" over the attack after flying home to the United States to be with her boyfriend. As Collomb was speaking in France, Ms Rudd was asked by the BBC about the fact that much of the information about Abedi, including his name, had come out from the U.S.

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  • Islamic state claims responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks
Islamic state claims responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks

In a televised address, President Joko Widodo said he had ordered a thorough probe and was "urging all citizens across the nation to stay calm and remain united". Police have not yet named the two dead suspects but a law enforcement source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they may have been linked to Jemaah Ansharut Daulah, an umbrella or...

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  • Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director
Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director

As the apparent front-runner for FBI Director, Lieberman seems to enjoy more support from Republicans than Democrats . Democrats considered tossing Lieberman out of their caucus after learning he spoke at the 2008 Republican National Convention, and years later, resentment still lingers.

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  • 'Broken' Ariana Grande has suspended her world tour after deadly Manchester attack
'Broken' Ariana Grande has suspended her world tour after deadly Manchester attack

The attacker was known to the security services, British Interior Minister Amber Rudd said on Wednesday. Rudd said the "element of surprise" in the police and security service measures could be compromised by information being released too quickly.

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  • Trump Declines to Back Core NATO Tenet, to Dismay of European Allies
Trump Declines to Back Core NATO Tenet, to Dismay of European Allies

Trump said that the USA had spent more on defence in the last nine years than all the other members together. Although he has since softened his tone in phone calls and meetings with Western leaders, Mr Trump's sharp words yesterday recalled his awkward meeting with Angela Merkel in March, when he pressed the German chancellor for Germany to me...

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  • Linked militants besiege Philippine city
Linked militants besiege Philippine city

Duterte also said that militants who stormed southern Marawi city beheaded the local police chief at a checkpoint they set up. The clash was about 700 meters from a nearby military camp in Marawi City where the Islamic State-linked Maute group occupied parts of the city and burned down several establishments on Tuesday (May 23), which prompte...

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  • Trump meets North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders amid tensions
Trump meets North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders amid tensions

The 28 member nations, plus soon-to-join Montenegro , will renew an old vow to move toward spending 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense by 2024. commitment to Article 5 will make member states who lag in their defense spending pick up the slack. "We just haven't heard the words expressed by the president himself", said Heather C...

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  • Donald Trump Calls People Behind Manchester Arena Attack
Donald Trump Calls People Behind Manchester Arena Attack "Evil Losers"

President Trump asserts that Israeli and Palestinian leaders were ready to make peace during a visit to the Israel Museum accompanied by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem . It is not a religious conflict, and respecting the Abrahimic religions is an original part of Palestinian beliefs, Abbas stated. During a press conferen...

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  • Trump slams North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over dues payments
Trump slams North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over dues payments

President Trump will meet with the leaders of NATO Thursday, despite his past criticism of the alliance as "obsolete". Monday night's deadly terrorist attack in Manchester brings new urgency to the summit, where the fight against terror was already a key item on the agenda.

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  • Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next
Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next

The men (President Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner) went to the men's prayer plaza while the president's daughter Ivanka and the first lady went to the women's area, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported . While Trump is not moving as fast as he would like, he said the administration's approach is "not as disastrous as we were thinking just a few ...

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  • TPP countries to assess options
TPP countries to assess options

Chinese Deputy Trade Minister Wang Shouwen said: "I think confidence we have shown in this meeting for the multilateral trading system for regional economic co-operation within Apec [the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum] can be a very good and strong signal that we are united and we are steadfast in fighting trade protectionism and reducing...

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  • Trump Asks Muslim Nations To Help Wipe Out Extremism
Trump Asks Muslim Nations To Help Wipe Out Extremism

Tillerson said on "Fox News Sunday" that the visit was meant to confront the threat of terrorism. The plan he outlined in Riyadh included enlisting Muslim countries to deny Islamic extremists territory or safe havens and cut off funding streams to extremists groups.

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  • Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace
Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace

Using the standard diplomatic verbiage, the statement referred to the discussion between Trump and Francis as "cordial". The two collided head-on early previous year, when Francis was sharply critical of Mr Trump's campaign pledge to build an impenetrable wall on the Mexican border and his declaration that the United States should turn away M...

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  • Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall?
Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall?

He did not way in Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem or even whether the US would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory. The trip to Jerusalem was the second stop on Trump's first worldwide trip as president. Abbas emphasized that he was committed to cooperating with Trump to forge a ...

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  • Greek ex-premier Lucas Papademos wounded in Athens bombing
Greek ex-premier Lucas Papademos wounded in Athens bombing

Police haven't officially confirmed reports that the blast was caused by a parcel bomb containing a small amount of explosives. A claim of responsibility has not yet been made but the device bore the hallmarks of a homegrown militant anti-authority group known as the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fires.

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  • Did US media spoil the British investigation into the Manchester attack?
Did US media spoil the British investigation into the Manchester attack?

British police and intelligence agencies arrested three more suspects Wednesday in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing and moved quickly to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster.

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  • Filipinos at Mass worry about city, martial law
Filipinos at Mass worry about city, martial law

Maute guerrillas seized large parts of Marawi, a predominantly Muslim city in the Mindanao region, on Tuesday after a botched raid by security forces on a hideout of the group. ISIL together with the Maute group, who pledged allegiance to the terrorist group, burned several facilities, the Dansalan college, the St. Mary's Church, city jail, and th...

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  • France's Macron urges Trump to avoid hasty climate change decision
France's Macron urges Trump to avoid hasty climate change decision

While in Brussels , Trump will meet with the leaders of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which he previously threatened to abandon. Barack Obama made a case for American involvement internationally, saying "we can't isolate ourselves, we can't hide behind a wall" in the hours before Merkel was set to meet Trump in Brussels .

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  • Iraqi forces release videos countering claims of abuse
Iraqi forces release videos countering claims of abuse

CENTCOM said a secondary explosion went off after the airstrike hit, which leveled the building and killed 101 civilians there - whose presence the military was not aware. "Neither coalition nor CTS forces knew that civilians were sheltered within the structure". As of the most recent USA military count at the end of April, a total of 396 civi...

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  • After Viral Video, Experts Say Don't Feed Sea Lions
After Viral Video, Experts Say Don't Feed Sea Lions

Mr Fujiwara said the incident left the family feeling "pretty shaken up". Trites pointed out that that sea lions usually don't come close to humans unless they've been made to "expect food". A video that is going viral shows a group of people standing by a dock, feeding what appears to be a cute and harmless California sea lion in Richmond, B...

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  • Duterte considering nationwide martial law
Duterte considering nationwide martial law

But Philippine Defense Secretary Major General Delfin Lorenzana, who cut short a trip to Russian Federation, told reporters in Moscow that power had been cut off in the city, and that dozens of gunmen had occupied city hall and burned a Catholic church and a college.

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  • Rex Tillerson Uses 'Palestine' - Will White House Retract Remark Again?
Rex Tillerson Uses 'Palestine' - Will White House Retract Remark Again?

Four months after US President Donald Trump took office and one week before his visit to Israel, Israeli officials are calling on him to fulfill a promise made during his presidential campaign to acknowledge Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the US embassy to it.

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  • Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight
Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight

Hapilon, who is a commander of the Abu Sayyaf militant group , pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in 2014. Militants called in reinforcements and were able to overpower government forces. Lorenzana said dozens of gunmen occupied city hall, a hospital and a jail and burned a Catholic church , a college and some houses in an assault th...

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  • Backed Syrian forces expect Raqqa assault soon, await weapons
Backed Syrian forces expect Raqqa assault soon, await weapons

Moreover, and uncharacteristic for Donald Trump's White House, the decision on the Kurds seems to have been taken carefully. In a surprise announcement, the Pentagon said Trump had authorised the arming of Kurdish fighters within the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) "to ensure a clear victory over ISIS in Raqa".

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  • No Proof of Trump Team's Contact With Russians, Says White House
No Proof of Trump Team's Contact With Russians, Says White House

The Washington Post reported this week that the president had also asked two of the top US intelligence officials to publicly deny evidence existed to link his campaign to Russian interference in the presidential election. "Well, I was in Europe, and (Trump) was at the White House ", Coats said. "While the committee has received some docu...

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