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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the cabinet on Sunday that his recent trip to Europe last week had resulted in "broad global agreement" that Iranian forces must withdraw from Syria. Israel has been carrying out dozens of airstrikes in the war-torn country over the past years, saying they were aimed at Iranian sites or weapons delivery to Israel's arch-foe, the Iran-backed militia of Hezbollah.
  • US Amb. Bruce Heyman: They 'Punched Canada in the Face'

    US Amb. Bruce Heyman: They 'Punched Canada in the Face'

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    Peter Navarro says his job was to send a "signal of strength" after Trudeau's post-G7 news conference sent the USA president into a fit of pique that threw the summit into disarray. "I own that, that was my mistake, those were my words". "They don't take our farm products", Mr Trump complained at the news conference. Canada has announced retaliatory tariffs on $16.6-billion worth of USA goods, from steel and aluminum to orange juice, pickles and bourbon.
  • Tuesday Primary to decide Senate, congressional candidates

    Tuesday Primary to decide Senate, congressional candidates

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    Paul LePage (R-Nev.). It's an incredibly confusing primary with six Democrats competing for the chance to run against the Republican incumbent. The generic Congressional ballot, which looked so promising for Democrats in December, when they had a 16 point advantage, tells another story now, six months later, on the eve of President Trump's unprecedented summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in Singapore next week.
  • Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi suspicious of fire that housed election ballots

    Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi suspicious of fire that housed election ballots

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    The Iraqi police on Monday arrested four suspects over involvement is setting fire at warehouses in Baghdad storing ballot boxes of May 12 parliamentary elections, the Iraqi judiciary said. Many Iraqi parties, especially in the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan and the disputed areas, including Kirkuk province, have complained about alleged irregularities and forgery in the parliamentary election.
  • Man holds two people hostage in Paris

    Man holds two people hostage in Paris

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    A major police operation is underway in the city's 10 arrondissement near Gare Du Nord train station after a man entered the building just after 4pm local time (12am AEST), BFMTV reports . One of the hostages is reportedly a pregnant woman, and another is "severely injured", according to a witness. He's holding two hostages. Officers from Paris' bomb squad are on the scene.
  • Taliban Kills Afghan Officials As Government's Ceasefire Kicks In

    Taliban Kills Afghan Officials As Government's Ceasefire Kicks In

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    There was intense fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban gunmen in the northern provinces of Faryab and Sari Pul, with officials reporting an unspecified number of casualties on both sides. Pakistan has always been accused of supporting the Taliban and providing safe haven to its leaders - charges Islamabad denies. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa held a meeting with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani during his Kabul visit, said an Inter-Services Public ...
  • What Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un signed during summit in Singapore

    What Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un signed during summit in Singapore

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    The presidential Blue House said it needed "to find out the precise meaning or intentions" of Mr Trump's statement , while adding that it was willing to "explore various measures to help the talks move forward more smoothly". But he said sanctions would remain in place for now, and argued "we haven't given up anything". Trump grasped Kim's right arm as they shook, and then, later, took hold of Kim's left arm as they turned to face the cameras and the world, both their expressions ...
  • Otto Warmbier's parents: ‘Hopefully something positive' will come from Trump-Kim summit

    Otto Warmbier's parents: ‘Hopefully something positive' will come from Trump-Kim summit

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    But others point out that there would be little good to come from the USA president publicly bashing Kim while attempting diplomacy, and suggest that this is Trump's way of buttering up the brutal dictator. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., seeks compensation for the death of their 22-year-old son in June 2017. He was the first leader to get the U.S.
  • Putin Arrives in Beijing for Russia-China Summit

    Putin Arrives in Beijing for Russia-China Summit

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    The G-7 has a long history. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday warned both Trump and the European Union of the dangers of entering a tit-for-tat trade war over tariffs, urging both sides to instead focus on China's excess steel production.
  • United States lauds its ties with Taiwan on dedication of new office

    United States lauds its ties with Taiwan on dedication of new office

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    The policy dictates that the US formally recognize only one Chinese government - the Communist apparatus based in Beijing - and officially eschew relations with a Taiwanese government, which has proclaimed itself the "Republic of China ". "I think Taiwan-U.S. relations have improved in appearance, not in substance", said Chen I-hsin, an emeritus professor of diplomacy in Taiwan. "The United States sending officials to Taiwan under any excuses is in serious violation of the "one China" ...
  • Macedonia and Greece reach agreement in name dispute

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    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that he had reached a "good agreement" with Skopje on the constitutional name of the Republic of Macedonia , adding that it satisfied all of Athens' preconditions. The decades-old dispute between the two neighbors had been an obstacle to Macedonia joining either the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance or the European Union.
  • Police operation in Paris as man holds 2 hostages

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    Special units and fire services were at the scene. Police said the incident was not believed to be terror-related. The hostages are being held in the internal courtyard of the building, which contains a mix of offices and residential apartments.
  • Human Arm Found Inside Alligator That Attacked Missing Florida Woman

    Human Arm Found Inside Alligator That Attacked Missing Florida Woman

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    FWC spokesman Rob Klepper identified the woman as 47-year-old Shizuka Matsuki , of Plantation , Florida . "It's not uncommon for her to go there", Limia said. One resident saw a woman walking her dogs near the park, and then later, three dogs were found wandering alone, one of which was injured. "I'm praying that nothing happened to her", Borrelli said before he found out that Matsuki's body was found.
  • Officer rescues toddler running on side of IL highway

    Officer rescues toddler running on side of IL highway

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    As a result of his role in the rescue, Mannino received the Naperville Police Department's Life Saving Award last week, according to the post. The 2-year-old boy is running south on Route 59 along the right lane, steps away from passing motorists in the center lane.
  • Paris incident: Armed man takes hostages

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    Special units and fire services were at the scene. There initially were three hostages, but one was reportedly freed shortly after the hostage-taking began at about 4 p.m.in the office of a startup, police union official Yves Lefebvre said.
  • Pope accepts Chilean bishops' resignation over abuse scandal

    Pope accepts Chilean bishops' resignation over abuse scandal

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    The Pope named apostolic administrators to run each diocese in the meantime: Mercedarian Father Ricardo Basilio Morales Galindo, Chilean provincial, for the Archdiocese of Puerto Montt; Auxiliary Bishop Pedro Ossandon Buljevic of Santiago for the Diocese of Valparaiso; and Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Concha Cayuqueo of Santiago for the Diocese of Osorno.
  • Trump takes more swipes at Canada after arrival in Singapore

    Trump takes more swipes at Canada after arrival in Singapore

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    He complained that he had been blindsided by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's criticism of his tariff threats at a summit-ending news conference. Robert Kudrle, of the Humphrey School of Public Policy. "It's very unfair, and it's very unfair to our workers, and I'm gonna straighten it out. That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did".
  • House Republicans work to craft Dreamer immigration deal

    House Republicans work to craft Dreamer immigration deal

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    Ryan wants to remain speaker through the remainder of this Congress. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wrote a letter pleading with House Republicans to pass legislation shielding young, undocumented immigrants from deportation and reject cuts to legal immigration demanded by the White House and conservatives as part of any deal.
  • Kim Jong Un commits to ‘complete denuclearization’ after meeting with Trump

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    South Korean President Moon Jae-in spoke by phone with Trump for 20 minutes late on Tuesday, but an official readout of the call made no mention of military exercises. Yes. The Kim dynasty, under Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, signed a treaty with the U.S.in 1994, known as the Agreed Framework. "I think President Trump was a little too generous to Xi Jinping because over the last three months we have seen blatant sanctions violations by China ", he told Maria Bartiromo on " Mornings with Maria ".
  • Disclosures show Kushner's wealth and debt have risen

    Disclosures show Kushner's wealth and debt have risen

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    President Trump's daughter and son-in-law have continued to invest heavily and trade in real estate. She also made $3.9 million from the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Based on the filings, CNN estimates Kushner's net worth is $174 million to $710 million and Trump's is $55 million to $75 million. The president's son-in-law closed out a line of credit from Valley National Bank that had between $5 million and $25 million in debt a year ago.
  • France, Germany making progress on euro zone roadmap: French minister

    France, Germany making progress on euro zone roadmap: French minister

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    Merkel said the contentious meeting drives home the point she's made for more than a year: that the European Union needs to stand together to increase its clout on the world stage and that the U.S. However, Merkel said it is too early to give up entirely on the United States and "There are still good reasons to continue our fight [aimed at keeping a close transatlantic partnership], even though we can not just rely on it anymore".
  • Former NBA star Dennis Rodman weeps after common friends Trump-Kim meet

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    In an emotional interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo , Rodman , wearing sunglasses and a "Make America Great Again" hat, said he had received a call from the White House ahead of Mr Trump's historic meeting with Mr Kim. He expressed hope that Mr Trump and Mr Kim would be able to make progress. "I got so many death threats", Rodman said, in tears. "I've always been an advocate of involving Dennis Rodman ", Clapper noted to Cuomo .
  • U.S. unveils de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions

    U.S. unveils de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions

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    The Republic of China , as Taiwan is officially known, is also a major purchaser of American-made military hardware and is among the top 10 USA trade partners with $65.3 billion in total two way trade during 2016. The new AIT compound was constructed over nine years and has cost the United States some $250 million. China's hostility towards Taiwan has grown since President Tsai was elected in 2016.
  • Criminal Court Annuls Sanction against Former Congo's Vice-President

    Criminal Court Annuls Sanction against Former Congo's Vice-President

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    Bemba had appealed an 18-year sentence handed to him in June 2016 for crimes committed in the Central African Republic. The Trial Chamber found that Bemba knew that his militia troops were committing, or were about to commit crimes, but failed to take reasonable measures to deter them or hold those responsible to account.
  • Theresa May's day of Brexit reckoning is coming, sooner or later

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    In a statement, he added: "I am incredibly sad to have had to announce my resignation as a minister in Her Majesty's government so that I can better speak up for my constituents and country over how Brexit is now being delivered". Analysis of the Labour vote in the 2017 general election published last week has found that Remain voters outnumber pro-EU voters by a factor of more than 2:1.
  • North Korea's Kim lands in Singapore ahead of summit with Trump

    North Korea's Kim lands in Singapore ahead of summit with Trump

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    During a tour of various attractions in Singapore on Monday, Kim said " Singapore is clean and handsome and every building is stylish" as he had heard of in the past, according to the KCNA. "In light of how many flimsy agreements the United States has made in previous years, this president will ensure that no potential agreement will fail to ultimately address the North Korean threat", Pompeo told reporters in Singapore on Monday .
  • Donald Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow has heart attack

    Donald Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow has heart attack

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    The president tweeted that Kudlow is now at Walter Reed Medical Center. This post will be updated when more information is available. Mr Kudlow joined Mr Trump at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec on Friday and Saturday. Later, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Kudlow was doing well and that doctors expect him to make a "full and speedy recovery".
  • At the Trump-Kim Summit, Human Rights Are on the Agenda

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    Trump left his hotel first but arrived about seven minutes after Kim. Rodman described Kim as a "big kid" who wants to see the world and he expressed hope that the two leaders will make progress. That was to be followed by dark chocolate tarts, pastries and vanilla ice cream for dessert. The North Korean leader's sister and close confidante Kim Yo Jong was among the lunch party.
  • Ethiopian PM in Egypt for an official visit ; met with Sisi

    Ethiopian PM in Egypt for an official visit ; met with Sisi

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    Ahmed's comments came in a press conference with Egypt's President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi in Cairo. Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have been holding tripartite talks on the dam following "concerns" from Egypt that the Ethiopian dam project reduces the flow of water to Egypt.
  • President Trump meets Kim Jong Un

    President Trump meets Kim Jong Un

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    The North has faced crippling diplomatic and economic sanctions as it has advanced development of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Kim smiled broadly Sunday evening as he met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. It's a reflection of the intense global curiosity over Kim's sudden turn to diplomacy in recent months after a slew of North Korean nuclear and missile tests previous year raised serious fears of war.
  • Man dies after being stabbed in the neck on Japanese bullet train

    Man dies after being stabbed in the neck on Japanese bullet train

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    Police say they arrested a suspect after the train made an unscheduled stop late on Saturday at Odawara station following an emergency call. In the clearest sign that the stabbings were random and indiscriminate, Kojima reportedly told police: "I was feeling frustrated - anyone would do".
  • Aerial Footage Shows New Lava Delta in Hawaii's Kapoho Bay

    Aerial Footage Shows New Lava Delta in Hawaii's Kapoho Bay

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    Ige and Kim also announced the formation of a federal, state and local task force that would develop a recovery plan for the hardest-hit communities. "Lava continues to enter the ocean along a broad front in Kapoho Bay and the Vacationland area and it continues to creep north of what remains of Kapoho Beach Lots", said USGS geologist Janet Babb.
  • Donald Trump takes more swipes at Canada after arrival in Singapore

    Donald Trump takes more swipes at Canada after arrival in Singapore

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    Trudeau said Canada had been "insulted" by Mr. Trump justifying his tariffs on national-security grounds. In a tweet posted Saturday evening, Trump said his decision to rescind support for the statement was based on "false statements" made by Trudeau during a press conference he gave , as well as "the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs" on US companies.
  • Larry Kudlow has suffered a heart attack, Trump says

    Larry Kudlow has suffered a heart attack, Trump says

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    Trump wrote. Kudlow joined Trump's administration as the president's top economic adviser in March, replacing Gary Cohn . The 70 year-old Kudlow's condition is not immediately known. Kudlow, a Republican who served as an economic adviser to former President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s and also worked on Wall Street, is an ardent advocate of "supply side" economic policies that focus on cutting taxes and reducing regulations.
  • Missing Air Force officer found 35 years later

    Missing Air Force officer found 35 years later

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    William Howard Hughes Jr. started at Kirtland in 1981, working on NATO's command, control and communications surveillance systems. Initially, "intelligence officers believed that Hughes was either captured by Soviet Union agents or had voluntarily defected to the Soviet Union", Air Force Times reports .
  • Donald Trump Reveals Larry Kudlow Suffered a Heart Attack

    Donald Trump Reveals Larry Kudlow Suffered a Heart Attack

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    Larry Kudlow was taken to a Washington-area hospital, Mr. Trump announced on Twitter. "He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center". The associates spoke on the condition of anonymity due to sensitives of Kudlow's health status. After Mr. Trudeau reiterated at the G7 on Saturday that Canada would impose retaliatory tariffs in response to Mr. Trump's metal levies - and the President accused Mr.
  • Trump administration moves to end asylum for victims of abuse and gangs

    Trump administration moves to end asylum for victims of abuse and gangs

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    Michelle Brané, director of the Women's Refugee Commission's Migrant Rights and Justice program headquartered in NY, said, "Attorney General Sessions' decision to limit the reasons why people can claim asylum is a devastating blow to families who come to our country seeking protection and safety".
  • Trump lashes out at USA allies in Twitter rant

    Trump lashes out at USA allies in Twitter rant

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    Trump". President Donald Trump with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 summit . But, the USA president shot back with an attack on European nations' contributions to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, as he again espoused his "America First" slogan.
  • The Trump-Kim peace summit has been downgraded to a half-day

    The Trump-Kim peace summit has been downgraded to a half-day

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    Dennis Rodman arrives in Singapore ahead of Trump-Kim summit . It was a far cry from a year ago when Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" and mocked Kim as " little rocket man ", and Kim denounced the US President as the "mentally deranged US dotard".