• Assad congratulates Rouhani on victory
Assad congratulates Rouhani on victory

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on his re-election Saturday, calling for deeper ties between Moscow and Tehran . It continues ballistic missile testing, which warranted another round of sanctions from the Trump administration imposed at the same time as the nuclear waiver last week.

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  • Texas 'bathroom bill' near collapse over GOP standoff
Texas 'bathroom bill' near collapse over GOP standoff

Ron Simmons, a Republican from Carrollton in suburban Dallas who pushed a version of the bathroom bill in the Texas House. The House narrowly passed the measure in early May by a 217-213 vote after twice not being able to secure enough votes in March to pass it then.

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  • 'Hero's welcome' for missile developers in North Korea
'Hero's welcome' for missile developers in North Korea

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused North Korea on Tuesday of intimidating the entire global community with its nuclear program, military ability and cyberattacks, and said any country that doesn't implement United Nations sanctions is supporting Pyongyang's actions.

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  • Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net
Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net

SEE MORE: Another Government Shutdown? He calls it "immoral". They show priorities, and that often is about it. Congress will battle this out, and it is unlikely many of Trump's draconian proposed cuts will stay. Mulvaney was responding to the deluge of criticism that followed the rollout of President Donald Trump's first full budget proposal...

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  • Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept
Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

Kim previously guided the test of an anti-air guided weapon system in April 2016, and the latest test appears to be focusing on improving its surface-to-air guided missiles deployed a year ago. " Kim Jong Un ... watched the test of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system organized by the Academy of National Defence Science", KCNA said o...

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  • US, Japanese leaders agree to enhance sanctions against North Korea: White House
US, Japanese leaders agree to enhance sanctions against North Korea: White House

At some point it will be solved . During the G-7 there will be "fairly robust" talks on whether Trump should honor Washington's commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Agreement signed two years ago, said Cohn, who is the president's chief economic advisor.

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  • Nowell sets off on latest adventure after sealing Premiership win
Nowell sets off on latest adventure after sealing Premiership win

Exeter were crowned English rugby's Premiership champions for the first time when veteran flyhalf Gareth Steenson landed a nerveless penalty three minutes from the end of extra-time to beat Wasps 23-20 at Twickenham. Gopperth converted and the game had changed complexion completely. It needed a moment of magic from Nowell to open the scoring...

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  • Trump's speech to Israeli parliament scrapped amid concerns
Trump's speech to Israeli parliament scrapped amid concerns

Gone is the campaign rhetoric; now it's back to business pretty much as usual. A policy forged in theology is not about to be changed by the urging of "infidels". President Trump has left the Middle East, having done his bit to make the region even more divided and mired in conflict than it was before. The new facet of this unholy alliance is...

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  • Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city
Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is telling troops fighting Muslim militants for the control of southern Marawi city to use martial law powers to defeat the Islamic State group-linked extremists. "In as much as we would like to avoid collateral damage, these rebels are forcing the hand of government by hiding and holding out inside privat...

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  • Els calls two-shot penalty on himself at Wentworth
Els calls two-shot penalty on himself at Wentworth

Defending champion Chris Wood was round in 72, level par, and joked he would like to see the new greens replaced by the ones from a year ago. Fellow countryman Johan Carlsson leads the way on 66 with Scott Jamieson from Scotland carding a 67 and local boy Ross Fisher the best-placed Englishman after a 68.

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  • Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS
Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

The Pentagon reported that the air strike targeted two IS snipers in a single building, setting off a series of explosions that killed 105 civilians. The protection for civilians is a legal and moral obligation, 'he said. Thus, according to Zakharova, British monitoring group Airwars puts the number of civilian casualties at 3,100.

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  • John McCain: Throw Turkish ambassador out of US
John McCain: Throw Turkish ambassador out of US

The Turkish Embassy in the USA blamed the violence on the protesters, who included Kurds, a minority group with tensions with the Turkish government. Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham called the attacks "brutal" and vowed to "pursue everything that's within our legal power to hold the folks that were responsible for their actions".

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  • House speaker calls Erdogan visit violence 'indefensible'
House speaker calls Erdogan visit violence 'indefensible'

Ahead of his trip to Brussels, Erdogan said it was up to Brussels to decide whether it wants Turkey as a member of the bloc. The resolution passed by the US committee calls for charging and prosecuting Turkish security officials under USA law, and urges efforts to prevent future incidents.

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  • Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators
Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

The Trump campaign's ties with Moscow and Russia's interference in the presidential election are now under investigation in three separate probes conducted by committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as the FBI.

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  • Supreme Court travel ban case could test Trump's reach
Supreme Court travel ban case could test Trump's reach

Mr Sessions said: "The President is not required to admit people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism, until he determines that they can be properly vetted and do not pose a security risk". "The Constitution's prohibition on actions disfavoring or condemning any religion is a fundamental protection for all of us, and we can all be glad ...

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  • Man charged with biting flight attendant, jumping out of plane, police say
Man charged with biting flight attendant, jumping out of plane, police say

A man is facing charges after he jumped out of a plane at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Two passengers left their seats to help. Refusing to return to his seat he attempted to bite a flight attendant's hand. But U.S. air marshals say Sein seemed to understand the commands of the flight attendant as well as the safety requirements of pass...

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  • Korean President denies charges in graft trial
Korean President denies charges in graft trial

We start this afternoon at the Seoul Central District Court The first hearing has ended in the trial of former President Park Geun-hye, Korea's first leader to be impeached and removed from office . While Lotte Chairman Shin was arraigned Monday for bribery charges related to Park's case, Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was not ...

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  • Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'
Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

Trump sparked concern when he backed away from the long USA commitment to a two-state solution to the conflict, saying he could support one state if it meant peace. In April, Trump said he was convinced that an end to the violence was within reach . And all of that sensitivity is because the Western Wall is on land that Israel captured from Jo...

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  • German police : Manchester bomber passed through airport
German police : Manchester bomber passed through airport

It added that Manchester police are now "furious" about leaks that shared information about the crime scene and the bomber's name. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said she would be confronting Trump directly at the summit following the publication of forensic photographs from the site of Monday night's bombing in the New York Times , subsequen...

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  • Trump to decide next week on Paris climate accord
Trump to decide next week on Paris climate accord

In Saudi Arabia, Trump reassured Saudi and Egyptian leaders, whom he identified as key partners in fighting terrorism , that he wouldn't lecture them about human rights and civil liberties, despite the regimes' troubled records. How has Mr Trump's trip gone? "In the end we convinced them (the US) to include the fight against protectionism in th...

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