• China's Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in call to Duterte
China's Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in call to Duterte

In another phone call last weekend, Trump invited Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to visit Washington . In a summary of Saturday's phone call between the two leaders, the White House said the two discussed "the fact that the Philippine government is fighting very hard to rid its country of drugs, a scourge that affects many countr...

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  • North Korea Accuses CIA of Biochemical Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong
North Korea Accuses CIA of Biochemical Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong

The cell has "infiltrated" North Korea but the Ministry of State Security will "ferret out and mercilessly destroy to the last one the terrorists of the US CIA", the ministry said , as cited by the state's KCNA news agency. North Korea regularly accuses South Korea of abducting or enticing its citizens to defect, although Seoul denies it....

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  • Trump's lawyers: No Russian income in last decade with a 'few exceptions'
Trump's lawyers: No Russian income in last decade with a 'few exceptions'

In a recent interview with NBC News , the president told Lester Holt that the letter proved there were no shady financial ties between himself and the Kremlin. Moments later in the interview, he suggested he would never release the returns because he is being audited. By limiting their review to tax returns from the past decade, Trump's lawyer...

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  • Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump
Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump

But Flynn, a retired lieutenant general, misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations, saying that sanctions were not discussed. Her testimony , coupled with the revelation hours earlier that President Barack Obama himself had warned Donald Trump against hiring Flynn shortly after the November election, made clear that alarms about...

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  • North Korea's Latest Missile Launch Lands Near Russia
North Korea's Latest Missile Launch Lands Near Russia

The missile flew 700km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000km, said officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an intermediate-range missile North Korea successfully tested in February. But last month some experts reckoned that a seemingly new missile on parade in Pyongyang may have been an ICBM (the type President Trump said...

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  • Palestinians hope for settlement curb if peace talks resume
Palestinians hope for settlement curb if peace talks resume

President Trump will arrive in Israel fresh from a visit to Saudi Arabia where representatives of much of the Arab world will assemble and hear of the USA friendship and support. A wave of Palestinian stabbing, shooting, and car-ramming attacks claimed the lives of 41 Israelis, two United States nationals, and a British tourist since mid-September ...

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  • Misbah out on 2, in his last innings of Test career
Misbah out on 2, in his last innings of Test career

A wicket off the last ball of the second session - by Azhar Ali, of all people - meant Pakistan could claim a share of a session that had until then belonged to the West Indies . Shane Dowrich was wrongly given out by the on-field umpire when the replays suggested that there seemed to be no bat involved in the catch taken by the forward short le...

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  • Clapper: US institutions 'under assault' from Trump after Comey firing
Clapper: US institutions 'under assault' from Trump after Comey firing

When asked if he meant if those institutions were "under assault" internally by the president himself, Clapper said "exactly" and added that he believed Trump was undermining the checks and balances inherent to the USA political system. But Trump later said in an exclusive interview with NBC News' on Thursday that he had planned to fire "showboat" ...

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  • Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace
Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace

The officer was taken to hospital with "moderate" injuries after the attack in the walled Old City, police spokeswoman Louba Samri said in a statement. "Israel's position has been stated many times before to the American administration and the world", Netanyahu's office said in a statement. Israel says the Palestinian leadership is inciting the v...

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  • Jordanian stabs Israeli officer in Jerusalem, shot dead
Jordanian stabs Israeli officer in Jerusalem, shot dead

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri that the assailant approached a policeman who was patrolling the Shalshelet street, near the flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque, pulled out a knife and stabbed him, Xinhua reported. Since October of 2015, more than 275 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli police during - or immediately after - alleged attacks on Israelis or...

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  • Iran's Khatami urges voters to re-elect Rouhani as president
Iran's Khatami urges voters to re-elect Rouhani as president

In recent weeks on the campaign trail Rouhani has also taken aim at the country's Revolutionary Guards claiming that the military institution had attempted to scupper a landmark nuclear deal signed by Tehran in late 2015 with the USA, and five other world powers.

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  • BC Greens face stickhandling act in deciding which party it would back
BC Greens face stickhandling act in deciding which party it would back

Premier Christy Clark spoke to the lieutenant-governor on Wednesday after the Liberals squeaked out a razor-thin victory over the NDP, leaving the province with its first minority government in 65 years, if the results don't change. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Clark deflected a question on how much she's to blame for the reduced Liberal vote i...

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  • South Korean military: North Korea launches ballistic missile
South Korean military: North Korea launches ballistic missile

But Ms Haley said launching missiles was not the way to get a meeting. "Until he meets our conditions, we're not sitting down with him", Haley said. "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil - in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan - the President can not imagine that Russia is pleased", the statement said.

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  • Proud of justice system for hearing Nirbhaya's voice: Priyanka Chopra
Proud of justice system for hearing Nirbhaya's voice: Priyanka Chopra

Speaking after the court's call, Nirbhaya's parents expressed their happiness and said, 'although justice was late, we are happy with court's decision. The woman was gang raped as the bus drove through New Delhi , and she and her boyfriend were later thrown off the bus, naked. Later on, she succumbed to her injuries, on December 29, 2012 while...

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  • 'Caitlyn' Dropped in Popularity More Than Any Other Baby Name in 2016
'Caitlyn' Dropped in Popularity More Than Any Other Baby Name in 2016

Caitlyn placed in the top 500 in 2014 and in the top 600 in 2015, but in 2016, Caitlyn and the other three versions- Caitlin, Katelynn and Kaitlynn-didn't appear in the top 1,000 baby names at all. Since the now commander-in-chief started his campaign trail, the name Donald has decreased in popularity among new parents. Jenner announced his name ...

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  • The White House's official line on Comey's firing unravels
The White House's official line on Comey's firing unravels

The White House was caught off guard by the distribution and was not aware the photos would be distributed to TASS. Speaking to reporters at the Russian Embassy after his White House talks with Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Lavrov did not hide his irritation with repeated questions about Moscow's alleged meddling in the USA presiden...

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  • President Trump Is Confident That Israel And Palestine Will Find Peace
President Trump Is Confident That Israel And Palestine Will Find Peace

President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to work as a "mediator, an arbitrator or a facilitator" to help broker peace between the Israelis and Palestinians as he welcomed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House .

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  • Palestinian man shot and killed after stabbing Israeli police officer
Palestinian man shot and killed after stabbing Israeli police officer

The police officer is a 37-year-old male who was moderately injured by stab wounds in his upper body. Closed circuit footage released by police shows a bald man in a jacket lunging at the uniformed officer and swiping a knife at him before pinning him to the ground.

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  • Liberty University: Watch Trump's Full Commencement Speech, Protests
Liberty University: Watch Trump's Full Commencement Speech, Protests

The president also called the United States "a nation of true believers", a country that doesn't "worship government, we worship God". In a lighthearted moment, Trump listed some of the schools that Liberty's football team will face in 2018, when it joins the top tier of collegiate competition.

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  • Senate intel committee subpoenas Michael Flynn
Senate intel committee subpoenas Michael Flynn

In March, Flynn offered to testify before congressional intelligence committees in exchange for immunity from prosecution, but his offer was rejected. Both Russia and Mr Trump's administration deny any collusion aimed at influencing November's election result. The other three are former campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page, former campaign c...

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