• Climate, trade, security, migration to figure in tough G7 summit
Climate, trade, security, migration to figure in tough G7 summit

British Prime Minister Theresa May was to lead a discussion on terrorism with her aides saying she would issue a call for G7 countries to put more pressure on internet companies to ensure extremist content is quickly taken offline and notified to authorities.

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  • Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA
Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA

Farm Country went on red alert last month when it looked as if Trump wasn't even going to pursue a NAFTA rewrite: White House aides had spread the word that the president would simply withdraw from the pact. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland emphasized Thursday that the three-month notice period is an anticipated part of the US process...

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  • More protests mark 50 days of protests in Venezuela
More protests mark 50 days of protests in Venezuela

The clashes between protesters and supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro are happening as families endure soaring crime, food shortages and a medical system in crisis. The opposition says the assembly would allow Maduro to avoid elections. The main demand of opponents, who now have majority support after years in the shadow of the r...

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  • Macron gets to grips with U.S. president on climate change deal
Macron gets to grips with U.S. president on climate change deal

Their knuckles then appeared to turn white with their jaws clenching and faces tightening. With images of First Lady Melania appearing to brush him off as he tried to hold her hand at an airport in Tel Aviv fresh in the memory, Trump locked palms with French President Emmanuel Macron - for a really long time.

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  • Foreigners among militants fighting Philippine army in Mindanao - solicitor
Foreigners among militants fighting Philippine army in Mindanao - solicitor

A convoy of APCs head to the site to combat with Muslim militants, three after the latter lay siege in Marawi city in southern Philippines Thursday, May 25, 2017. Washington has offered a US$5 million reward for information leading to Hapilon's capture, but he has proved elusive. The problem of militancy in the south, the scene of decades-long ...

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  • Chelsea Manning: Free to Be Trans Celeb a la Caitlyn Jenner?
Chelsea Manning: Free to Be Trans Celeb a la Caitlyn Jenner?

In 2013, Manning was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in prison for releasing classified and sensitive military documents to WikiLeaks . In a statement to ABC News (America), Manning said she appreciated the support she had received from people all over the world.

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  • US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind
US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

Contacts between North and South Korea are extremely limited, and their tense shared border is one of the few places it is possible to see people from both sides, but Seoul has now authorised an NGO to make contact to discuss humanitarian aid.

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  • Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake
Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake

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. Sources told the Washington Post that the FBI determined the intelligence to be fake, but only after it persuaded Comey that the Department of Justice could not be trusted, and force...

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  • Philippine church says priest, churchgoers taken hostage
Philippine church says priest, churchgoers taken hostage

Sounds of gunshot and blasts pierced the heart of this southern city anew on Thursday, just a day after the military said it has succeeded in driving rebel forces to Marawi's fringes. The Maute has been blamed for a bombing that killed 15 people in southern Davao city, Duterte's hometown, last September and a number of attacks on government force...

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  • Did Melania Dodge Trump's Hand Again?
Did Melania Dodge Trump's Hand Again?

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hold hands as they arrive to board Air Force One for travel to Rome from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel May 23, 2017. Her look is a stark departure from first ladies of the past, who, generally, have displayed permanent smiles while accompanying their husbands at p...

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  • Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains
Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

It is also expected to impose sanctions on any entity involved in Iran's missile program and those who trade with them. The Tennessee Republican said he recently reviewed top-secret intelligence which detailed Iran's support for terrorism and other destabilising actions.

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  • U.S. to tighten sanctions on Iran, Syria, N. Korea+
U.S. to tighten sanctions on Iran, Syria, N. Korea+

Mnuchin also urged the House Ways and Means Committee to pass the debt limit legislation as a bill without controversial additions, such as spending cuts sought by conservatives, that could complicate its approval. "Boeing continues to follow the lead of the USA government with regards to working with Iran's airlines, and any and all contracts wi...

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  • Airstrike chain reaction led to over 100 civilian deaths in Mosul
Airstrike chain reaction led to over 100 civilian deaths in Mosul

Washington says Iraq requested the strike after Islamic State fighters began shooting at Iraqi forces . General Matthew Isler said 101 civilians in the building were killed and another four died in a nearby building. The additional explosions "produced a powerful blast and overpressure that triggered a rapid progressive failure of the structu...

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  • Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'
Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

And Iranian decision-makers are well aware of this. As such, the Iranian population always surprises world public opinion by the level of its complexity and pragmatism. The nuclear agreement has been controversial in both the United States and Iran, and it emerged as a top campaign issue in Iran's election. But the extent of his success will depend...

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  • Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go
Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

French President Emmanuel Macron will ask parliament to extend the state of emergency, in place since the 2015 attacks by Islamic State (IS) group, till November, the media reported on Wednesday. The US president, whose election a year ago shocked pollsters, complimented Mr Macron on becoming France's youngest president. Macron stands outside gre...

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  • Iran reformists sweep Tehran municipal council election
Iran reformists sweep Tehran municipal council election

The architect of Iran's still-fragile detente with the West, he led with 58.6 percent of the vote, compared with 39.8 percent for his main challenger, hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi , according to near-complete results broadcast on Saturday.

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  • Soldiers try to restore order in besieged Philippine city
Soldiers try to restore order in besieged Philippine city

EXODUS. Residents continue to leave Marawi City . Heavy military vehicles have taken up positions throughout the embattled city. Philippine security forces are battling Muslim militants who have laid siege to a city in the volatile southern region of Mindanao.

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  • 3 more arrested in Manchester; attacker's Libya ties probed
3 more arrested in Manchester; attacker's Libya ties probed

The government said almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed instead of police on Wednesday in high-profile sites in London and elsewhere. Britain's terror threat level was raised to "critical" - the highest level - on Tuesday over concern another attack could be imminent.

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  • Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban
Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban

Reinstating the ban would require the votes of five of the nine justices, with Justice Anthony Kennedy as the likely swing vote. Chief Judge Roger Gregory wrote that changes made to the revised travel ban removing any mention of religion did not fix the fact that the order unfairly and illegally targets Muslims .

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  • Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain
Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain

Police said children were among those killed or injured. President Donald Trump made a personal appeal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the "pain and disagreements of the past", as he closed a four-day swing through the Middle East Tuesday.

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