• Theresa May waters down 'dementia tax' in humiliating Tory U-turn
Theresa May waters down 'dementia tax' in humiliating Tory U-turn

Although both May and Corbyn campaigned previous year to remain in the European Union, polls show that May is more trusted to secure a good deal in talks with Brussels. Those of us that wanted peace in Ireland worked very hard for it; that Labour government in 1997 worked very effectively to achieve that. They were planning to make people pay...

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  • European Leaders Were Met By President Trump In Brussels
European Leaders Were Met By President Trump In Brussels

Or not. Again, that question is left hanging.U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania, greet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe, as they arrive for a concert in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina ( 3rd century BC) in the Sicilian citadel o.One way that Trump is different is that he has made this a far more consistent an...

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  • Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties
Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties

U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose during a family phto at the Greek Theatre during a G7 summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 26, 2017. "And above all else, we must not submit to Trump's arms-race logic". And Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, also a Social Democrat, said Monday that if the ...

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  • For many, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
For many, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

Chapin said much of the material for the memorial was donated. We can reflect on what Memorial Day means and discuss the meaning with our children, family , and friends. The holiday gradually became known as Memorial Day, and after World War I it was expanded to honor all those who died in military service. When the holiday changed after World...

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  • Are US intelligence leaks jeopardizing Manchester attack investigation?
Are US intelligence leaks jeopardizing Manchester attack investigation?

Four days before the attack , the British-born bomber "spent a short time in the transit area" of the Duesseldorf airport, according to police there, confirming an earlier report in the German magazine Focus. Mr Abedi was then seen the next day, Friday, on CCTV withdrawing £250 from an ATM before going shopping at 8pm at the Arndale centre i...

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  • Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege
Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

The locals revealed that massive groups of masked and armed men traveled to Marawi during the night while carrying ISIS flags, announcing the city is now the territory of the Islamic State . Philippines is a predominantly Catholic country, but in the island of Mindanao, where Marawi is located, most residents are Muslim. The violence began when...

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  • Police make fresh arrest over Manchester bombing
Police make fresh arrest over Manchester bombing

Police said they have arrested a large part of the network behind the bombing , which killed 22 people at a concert hall, and four more men were arrested over the weekend as police continued to close in on the group. A crackdown on the suspected terror network behind the Manchester Arena suicide bomber saw police carry out a flurry of new arme...

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  • Philippine army 'makes gains' in Marawi Islamist battle
Philippine army 'makes gains' in Marawi Islamist battle

Only small areas of Marawi remain under militants' control after six days of fighting, said Brig. In one area, the bodies of eight men who appeared to have been executed by militants were found in a ravine, police said. Mindanao has always been a hotbed of local insurgencies and separatist movements: but now, Islamist fighters from Malaysia, I...

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  • Explain what permanent solution to Kashmir issue means: Congress leader Manish Tewari
Explain what permanent solution to Kashmir issue means: Congress leader Manish Tewari

Asked why the Hurriyat leaders were put under house arrest and not jailed and provided with security, Rajnath put the onus on the state government. Tewari said historically it has "very disturbing connotations" and if the home minister has chosen to use such a phraseology, he needs to elaborate what it means and what its contours and calculations...

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  • World Leaders Blamed Donald Trump for Failure to Reach Climate Change Agreement
World Leaders Blamed Donald Trump for Failure to Reach Climate Change Agreement

The president was warmly received on his opening stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel, though he has come under more pressure in Europe, particularly over the Paris accord. "I laid out my vision for economic growth and fair trade. and I called for much greater security and cooperation on matters of both terrorism, immigration, migration, to protect our...

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  • Uniquely Qualified for an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal?
Uniquely Qualified for an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal?

KEITH: Trump was sharing the stage with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and reported back about his earlier meeting with the Palestinian leader, Abbas . Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to speak for many in Israel Tuesday when he said, "Thank you, President Trump , for your steadfast friendship to the Jewish people...

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  • Despite shutdown, hundreds of Kashmiri youth appear for Army exam
Despite shutdown, hundreds of Kashmiri youth appear for Army exam

Meanwhile, in view of Tral chalo called by the separatists, the authorities have chose to continue restrictions in parts of Valley tomorrow also. Reports said that there is a heavy deployment of forces and curfew like restrictions in Pulwama , Shopian, Anantnag , Tral and other parts.

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  • Obama shares condolences for former national security adviser to Carter
Obama shares condolences for former national security adviser to Carter

Brzezinski was an advocate of arming Mujahideen fighters against the Afghan government, convincing Carter that it was going to " induce a Soviet military intervention " in Afghanistan. Bush a B, Bill Clinton a C and George W. Bush an F. When Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan, Brzezinski strongly backed the arming of Afghan rebels in response, lea...

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  • German foreign minister: Trump's actions have 'weakened' the West
German foreign minister: Trump's actions have 'weakened' the West

At the G7 summit , the six other nations were at odds with Trump on climate change and migration. European Council President Donald Tusk, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump pose at the G-7 meeting on Friday in Taormina, Italy.

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  • Trump tells 'confidants' United States will quit Paris climate deal
Trump tells 'confidants' United States will quit Paris climate deal

The leaders, who are meeting in Sicily, have been wrangling on the wording of a final communique since yesterday with worldwide trade and climate change the main stumbling blocks. "His basis for decision ultimately is going to be what's best for the United States". "But we have made very clear that we are not moving away from our positions".

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  • North Korea fires third test missile in as many weeks
North Korea fires third test missile in as many weeks

It was the latest in a string of launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can reach the United States mainland. Russia condemned on Monday the latest missile launches conducted by North Korea , while calling the world community for restraint, RIA news agency quoted a deputy Russian foreig...

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  • FBI deflects House Oversight Committee's request for documents
FBI deflects House Oversight Committee's request for documents

The Washington Post reports that the FBI is investigating meetings that President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had in December with Russian officials. Those documents include all memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings referring or relating to any communication between Comey and any White House employee, including the president and...

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  • Iran's ballistic missile programme will continue: Rouhani
Iran's ballistic missile programme will continue: Rouhani

In conclusion, Rouhani felicitated arrival of holy month of Ramadan to Turkish president and nation and wished them prosperity. Emboldened by the election results, crowds of Iranians in the capital, Tehran , demanded what they hope President Hassan Rouhani's second term will bring: the release of Opposition figures, more freedom of thought a...

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  • Landfill site searched in Greater Manchester as part of terror attack investigation
Landfill site searched in Greater Manchester as part of terror attack investigation

Authorities are questioning more than a dozen men in relation to the bombing, which also sent 52 people to the hospital, the BBC reported on Monday. May attempted to hit back Saturday, announcing the new "Commission for Countering Extremism", saying that "enough is enough - we need to be stronger and more resolute in standing up to these people...

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  • Trump delays decision on Paris climate agreement at G7 summit
Trump delays decision on Paris climate agreement at G7 summit

The U.S., he said , is "well positioned to compete" with the agreement in place and staying in means "a seat at the negotiating table to ensure a level playing field". "U.S. companies are well positioned to lead in these markets". Trump has told several people that he plans to leave the agreement, according to a new report .

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  • Trump considering a White House staff overhaul
Trump considering a White House staff overhaul

However, his own administration has often insisted on anonymity with the media - notably when the White House organized a defensive interview with two unnamed "senior administration officials" during one of the president's early crises.

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  • With Agassi along for a bit, Djokovic opens defense in Paris
With Agassi along for a bit, Djokovic opens defense in Paris

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal took the first step toward a 10th title at Roland Garros with his 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Benoit Paire, running his record at the event to 73-2. With Agassi seated in the stands, generally expressionless during the match and silent afterward, the No. 2-seeded Djokovic was not always at his clean-swinging best while beatin...

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  • Manchester terror attack police issue appeal over Salman Abedi suitcase
Manchester terror attack police issue appeal over Salman Abedi suitcase

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson , from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, said they had no evidence to suggest the suitcase is unsafe but warned people to be "cautious". Rudd also said "potentially" other members of Abedi's group could still be free and "we can't be entirely sure that (the operation) is closed". MI5 is subject t...

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  • The Pentagon made a loud statement about the strikes on Assad troops
The Pentagon made a loud statement about the strikes on Assad troops

Meanwhile, Yehya al-Aridi, a spokesman for the foreign-backed opposition High Negotiations Committee holding talks with a Syrian government delegation in Geneva, "welcomed" the USA strike as a "robust action" against pro-government fighters in the war-torn country.

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  • Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty
Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she wanted to maintain a strong partnership with the European Union over security and trade after German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested the continent could no longer completely rely on Britain.

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  • President Trump not expected to move USA embassy to Jerusalem
President Trump not expected to move USA embassy to Jerusalem

And at the 2017 AIPAC gathering a few weeks ago, Vice-President Mike Pence backed off some but managed to raise expectations again. Well, not any more, or at least not imminently. “We look forward to getting this whole situation behind us, ” Trump told reporters. The report in The Post follows a recent report in Israel Hayom that quoted T...

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  • Trump leaves Israel with no sign peace talks in the works
Trump leaves Israel with no sign peace talks in the works

Other presidents have stayed away because the United States does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem's disputed Old City, which the Palestinians claim as the capital of their future state. Israel and the Palestinians have not held direct talks for more than three years and Trump acknowledged it was "one of the toughest deals of al...

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  • Muguruza pays tribute to 'legend' Schiavone
Muguruza pays tribute to 'legend' Schiavone

If it were not Roland Garros , I wouldn't have walked into the courts today. The last woman to successfully defend her singles title at Roland Garros was Justine Henin a decade ago. However, the 2010 champion had other ideas. Then there was evergreen Venus Williams, the oldest woman here and with more matches played at Roland Garros than a...

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  • Bomb-making workshop reportedly found in Manchester bomber's home
Bomb-making workshop reportedly found in Manchester bomber's home

The British newspaper reports that in 2001 he returned briefly to the country, where he fought Gadhafi's soldiers as part of the al-Qaida-linked Libyan Islamic Fighting group. The militia also said that the younger brother travelled from Britain to Libya on April 16, and that he had been in daily contact by phone with Salman since then.

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  • Pope appeared to the idea of a residential schools apology, Trudeau says
Pope appeared to the idea of a residential schools apology, Trudeau says

Trudeau said that in their private talks, the Pope "reminded me that his entire life has been dedicated to supporting marginalised people in the world, fighting for them, and that he looks forward to working with me and with the Canadian bishops to figure out a path forward together".

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  • USA boosting Israeli military aid by millions: Netanyahu
USA boosting Israeli military aid by millions: Netanyahu

Indeed, Trump is dramatically changing the US policy on Iran and the Middle East. We have the opportunity to advance the peace discussions between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The White House readout also made clear that Trump pressed Abbas to address Palestinian incitement, a key Netanyahu demand. This does not bode well.

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  • Bennett harming chances for embassy move
Bennett harming chances for embassy move

This includes a united Jerusalem as Israel's capital, retaining the Golan Heights and understanding that Area C of the West Bank would be within Israel's final borders. The American team planning Trump's visit reportedly said they do not wish to have Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu join the president during a visit to the Western Wall...

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  • Tories in dementia tax U-turn as Theresa May to cap costs
Tories in dementia tax U-turn as Theresa May to cap costs

The ruling Conservative party in the United Kingdom is facing a backlash from both voters and party members following the inclusion in the party's election manifesto of controversial changes to how social care would be funded for the elderly.

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  • Trump ridiculed for shoving North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader
Trump ridiculed for shoving North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader

Even when a moment created to affirm some of America's basic principles is dangled before him, President Donald Trump has a way of batting it aside. Last year, Trump threatened to abandon USA allies in Europe if they did not spend enough on defence, comments that were particularly unnerving for the ex-Soviet Baltic states on Russia's border which...

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  • Jared Kushner 'discussed secret communications channel with Russia'
Jared Kushner 'discussed secret communications channel with Russia'

Reuters reported that FBI investigators are examining whether Russians suggested to Kushner or other Trump aides that relaxing economic sanctions against Russia would allow such Russian banks to offer financing to people with ties to Trump.

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