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Trump cries censorship after major networks refuse to run campaign ad

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Trump for President, which paid for the ad, denounced the move as "an unprecedented act of censorship in America that should concern every freedom-loving citizen". "Consistent with our policies, we have agreed to accept the ad if the inaccurate graphic - which refers to journalists as " fake news " - is corrected", said an NBCUniversal spokesperson. Read More »

Trump has historic opportunity to solve Israel-Palestine conflict: Hamas

President Trump hosted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the White House on Wednesday, and promised to do " whatever is necessary " to help reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. President Trump met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House and talked about his hopes for peace between Palestine and Israel. Read More »

France's Macron to unveil list of candidates for new party

The losers of the presidential election are aiming to capitalise on a general lack of enthusiasm for the pro- business Macron - whom many voters backed exclusively to bar Le Pen - to bounce back in the parliamentary vote. On past form in French politics, this leaves an incumbent president unable to exert control over economic policy. Mr Macron's campaign members Christophe Castaner and Benjamin Griveaux said Mr Valls is welcome but would have to go through the regular application process. Read More »

Islamic State mounts fierce resistance on new Mosul front

Iraq's military intelligence on Monday said "the terrorist Jassim al-Basri, known as Abu Mohamed, was killed in an airstrike by the worldwide coalition". The militants are now besieged in the northwestern corner of Mosul which includes the historic Old City, the medieval Grand al-Nuri Mosque and its landmark leaning minaret where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a "caliphate" spanning swathes of Syria and Iraq in June 2014. Read More »

North Korea Sends Angry Letter to Congress Protesting 'Heinous' Sanctions

Condemnation of sanctions and USA actions is not uncommon by North Korea, yet this formal approach is not common. At the same time, however, a senior North Korean Foreign Ministry official flew to Oslo, Norway, this week to meet with former USA officials and scholars in what is known as "track 2" talks on a range of nuclear, security and bilateral issues. Read More »

Conservative Andy Street wins West Midlands mayoralty

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And despite receiving fewer votes in the second round, Andy Street had enough overall support to be declared the victor. The contest was nearly as close as it could be: After first preference votes were cast, Street had a narrow edge of around 6,000 votes. Read More »

North Korea to extradite plot to kill culprits

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United States and South Korean intelligence officials dismissed the accusations. North Korea first made allegations about the assassination plot last week, and said the heinous crime had been "recently uncovered and smashed". Aside from humanitarian aid, North Korea should not get something for nothing", they said. The statement said the organizers infiltrated a "terrorist" into the country who had satellite communications equipment. Read More »

'Witness Intimidation': Trump May Have Crossed Legal Lines With Comey Tweet

Michael Beschloss, a leading presidential historian, said on Twitter : "Presidents are supposed to have stopped routinely taping visitors without their knowledge when Nixon's taping system was revealed in 1973". On Thursday Trump said he would have fired Comey regardless of any such recommendations. "He's simply stated a fact", Spicer said. "I would find that very inconsistent with what I know of Jim Comey ", Clapper told MSNBC, adding it would have been "out of character for him to ask to ... Read More »

Northern Ireland's secret peacemaker dies aged 80

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He said: "In a world of violence, conflict and threats of war we need more people like Brendan Duddy who work for peace and the common good". Among those to pay tribute were SDLP Foyle Westminster candidate Mark Durkan . Meanwhile, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin has joined those praising the late Mr. Duddy for his role in the peace process. Read More »

'All clear' sounds in German city after WWII bombs defused

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Some 50,000 people were evacuated from their homes after three WW2 bombs were discovered on a building site in Germany. The buildings being evacuated include seven care homes, a clinic, and a Continental tyre plant. Trains are being diverted away from the area as an additional safety measure. According to the BBC Online, the largest evacuation due to unexploded bombs since the war happened on previous year on Christmas Day, in Augsburg when 54,000 citizens had to be shifted to ... Read More »

Walker Pans Increase in Gas Taxes for Wisconsin

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Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn't support Assembly Republicans' proposal to cut the gas tax but apply the sales tax to fuel, saying it will result in drivers paying millions of dollars more for gas. - allowing individuals over age 70 to exclude from taxable income up to $100,000 distributed from a traditional (pre-tax) IRA directly to a charitable organization. Read More »

Abortion foes cheer series of advances, as opponents protest

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For almost a quarter of a century, ALL has been at the forefront of the battle to strip the nation's biggest abortion-provider of federal funding. Planned Parenthood's OR health centers provide almost 9,000 breast exams and almost 8,000 Pap tests every year, and are critical for early detection and ensuring that patients are connected to any follow-up care they need right away. Read More »

On final day of Missouri legislative session, lawmakers are cramming

State Rep. Craig Redmon, R-Canton, said he thought "Greitens did a good job" in his first foray into elected office. Travelers could drink alcohol at flight gates at St. Another provision in that same bill would ramp up penalties for involuntary manslaughter, stalking, property damage and trespassing if the victim was intentionally targeted as a police officer or for being related to a law enforcement officer. Read More »

Comey declines Senate invite to testify in closed session

The president told Lester Holt on Thursday that he had planned to fire Comey all along, regardless of what top Justice Department officials had to say about the decision. "We had a very nice dinner and at that time he told me you are not under investigation", said Trump. Former and current Federal Bureau of Investigation officials have stood by Comey , even as the White House has scrambled to back up the president's shifting account of the firing. Read More »

Polling Group: Evidence That Comey's Letter Hurt Hillary Is 'Mixed At Best'

Patrick Leahy said Comey went public just before the election to talk about reopening the Clinton email case, but did not reveal the investigation into the Trump campaign. Noting that she takes the North Korean threat very seriously, Clinton said she does not believe that the USA alone is able to really put the pressure on this North Korea regime that needs to be placed. Read More »

Trump pushes back against ban on state medical marijuana interference

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Unfortunately for him, Congress just doused his chances. Along with signing the most recent federal funding bill (the one that always brings the threat of a government shut down if it isn't passed), Trump signed an amendment to the bill Friday that stops the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Agency from using federal funds to arrest people simply for working at a medical marijuana dispensary in a state where it's legal. Read More »

Putin says ready to play 'constructive role' on N Korea

At the same time, however, the North mobilized its propaganda media to reveal its intention to improve inter-Korean ties while also making demands. The position of the Ministry's North American Affairs Bureau has been that a summit with the USA should be held as soon as possible after the new South Korean president is inaugurated. Read More »

May to vow end of European Union free movement into UK

The opening salvos from the party leaders came as it emerged that while the Prime Minister is refusing to appear in head-to-head TV debates with her rivals , she may agree to other formats. Khan said, "I will be fighting hard for every Labour vote over the coming weeks - a Labour government is in the best interests of all Londoners and the whole country". Read More »

European Union endorses guidelines for Brexit

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The 27 EU leaders unanimously agreed on Saturday the guidelines issued in March by European Council President Donald Tusk. The EU leaders will also discuss for the first time the spoils of Brexit - the relocation of EU medical and banking agencies that are now based in London. Read More »

All the president's men in spotlight over Russian ties

Later, the president and his advisers said Mr Trump had planned to fire Mr Comey since taking office. Without Comey's testimony, it could be tough to determine what led to his dismissal - unless the tapes President Trump alluded to on Twitter materialize. Read More »

North Korea seeks extraditions of Kim Jong Un assassination plotters

The Chosun Sinbo, a pro-North Korean newspaper based in Japan, on Wednesday reported Moons' election victory in the first coverage of the news by North Korea-related media. The CIA announced that the Korea Mission Centre will "harness the full resources, capabilities and authorities" of the agency to handle the situation emerging from North Korea's belligerence. Read More »

Trump Says 'Fast Decision' Likely on FBI Comey Replacement

Friday morning Trump tweeted "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Comey had been leading the federal counterintelligence investigation into whether advisers to the President had sought to collude with Russian officials in their efforts to swing the 2016 election. Read More »

Indian-origin doctor warned against United Kingdom health service cyber-hack

With almost 45 NHS organisations from London to Scotland hit in the "ransomware" attack on Friday, patients of the state-funded countrywide service are facing days of chaos as appointments and surgeries have been cancelled. " Today our engineers added detection and protection against new malicious software known as Ransom:Win32.WannaCrypt", Microsoft said in a statement on Friday, adding it was working with customers to provide additional assistance. Read More »

South Korea seeks both talks and sanctions to rein in North

Tensions in Korean Peninsula escalated in recent months after Pyongyang conducted a number of nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches. Moon's swearing-in brought to an end a months-long power vacuum after previous president Park Geun-hye was ousted in a corruption scandal in March. Read More »