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Judges To Hear Revised Trump Travel Ban Case

After a month or so on the back burner of the national consciousness, President Trump's controversial attempt to ban immigrants from six Muslim-majority nations got a hearing today in front of a federal appeals court, a move that should heat things up around the measure. Read More »

France's Le Pen pledges to overhaul party after presidential election defeat

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Macron urged the French to embrace rather than reject globalisation. The populist contagion that convinced 52 percent of Britons a year ago that their future would be brighter outside the European Union and made working-class Americans believe that a reality TV star would champion their interests from the White House has been kept offshore, quarantined, away from the heart of mainland Europe. Read More »

West Ham derail Tottenham's title charge

It would take a collapse of epic proportions to give Tottenham fresh hope and, while he insisted his side won't give up, Pochettino acknowledged it is nearly certain Chelsea will finish on top. "If you want to be a champion there are games you must win. How?" And Mabbutt believes his former club must find a way of delivering in the high pressure moments if they are to establish themselves as a force in English football. Read More »

Israeli strikes hit arms depot near Damascus airport

Later Thursday , Israel's military said its Patriot missile defense system struck a drone that had entered Israeli airspace from Syria over the Golan Heights. The same opposition sources are saying the target of the overnight attack was a Syrian Army airport near Damascus International, which is being used by Iran-backed forces. Read More »

Syrian forces clash with rebels in new Russian 'de-escalation' zone

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which monitors the war relying on local sources said that fighting has decreased in Syria since the Russian-backed deal has come into effect. They have always been requested by rebel groups and rejected by the government. The observatory reported some clashes, but added that it has not recorded any deaths as a result. Read More »

Fresh horses await Derby winner Always Dreaming in Preakness

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The victor was trainer Todd Pletcher's second in 51 runners and jockey John Velazquez's second in 19 Kentucky Derby rides. John Viola moved to the United States from Italy when he was 3 years old, went back as a soldier in the Army during World War II and finally settled into a long career as a truck driver and NY union advocate. Read More »

Euro gives up gains as investors look to post-election France

Far-right Eurosceptic or populist parties recently came close to power in countries like Austria, The Netherlands and France but none managed to secure victory, a point highlighted by Martin Selmayr, Juncker's chief of staff and the Commission president's closest advisor. Read More »

Obama asks Congress to show courage

Healthcare reform had always been a priority of the late U.S. Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy, the younger brother of John F. Kennedy . BOSTON Former U.S. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award at the the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston on May 7, 2017 . The award Obama received Sunday is given to a public official or group of public servants "whose actions demonstrate the qualities of politically courageous leadership", according to the John F. Read More »

Doctors will determine how long Buhari will stay in London - Aide

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The people rightly chose him as their president, believing he was the best person to make Nigeria into a better nation. All Progressives Congress, APC, leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has dismissed apprehensions about the health of President Muhammadu Buhari and warned against mutterings he claims could lead to the derailment of the President's progressive agenda. Read More »

Mets suspended Matt Harvey for not showing up to game on Saturday

And suffer the loss in a 7-0 Mets defeat to the Marlins, when the Mets supply one single's worth of offensive support. Manager Terry Collins held a closed-door meeting with his team before Sunday's game to talk about the penalty. Sources: Harvey did not show at ballpark yesterday. Harvey offered no public explanation for his tardiness, saying he simply "screwed up". Left-hander Adam Wilk will replace Harvey in Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins , according to ESPN . Read More »

Yates: I warned White House that Flynn could be blackmailed

The Associated Press , meanwhile, reported last week that one sign taken as a warning by Obama administration officials about Flynn's contacts with Kislyak was a request by a member of Trump's own transition team made to national security officials in the Obama White House for the classified Central Intelligence Agency profile of Kislyak. Read More »

South Koreans vote for new leader after months of political vacuum

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Basically, Ahn has been reduced to being a Hong-lite as he seeks to appeal to both the parts of the centre-left that backed his party in general elections previous year and the parts of the centre-right that loathe to see Moon become president but do not want Hong to assume power either. Read More »

Macron 'carries hopes' of millions of Europeans: Merkel

They elected Emmanuel Macron, a political newcomer and former investment banker, who's calling for open borders and a commitment to free trade. Elections for the French National Assembly will take place in June. At Monday's ceremony on the Champs-Elysees, Mr Hollande approached Mr Macron and gripped him by the shoulder before the two men walked beneath the Arc de Triomphe. Read More »

Pentagon: IS in Afghanistan leader killed in April raid

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The compound was located near the tunnel complex where the U.S. military on April 13 dropped its largest non-nuclear device, killing 94 fighters, including four commanders. CNN quoted the Pentagon saying two USA soldiers died in the raid, possibly from friendly fire. They have been identified as Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Illinois, and Sgt. Read More »

NoKor bares plot to kill leader Kim

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The North's Ministry of State Security released a statement saying "the last-ditch effort" of USA "imperialists" and the South had gone "beyond the limits". This comes as a number of high-profile missile tests by North Korea has angered those in the region including the South, Japan and China. Pyongyang's Kumsusan Palace of the Sun serves as a mausoleum for Kim Il Sung, founder of the North Korean state and grandfather to Kim Jong Un . Read More »

Tony Awards nominations snubs and surprises

The Tony Awards will be presented on June 11 at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall in a ceremony headlined by film and stage star Kevin Spacey . Paula Vogel and Lynn Nottage, both Pulitzer Prize winners, picked up nominations for Indecent and Sweat respectively. Read More »

Raiders add combine star in UConn's Obi Melifonwu

The 49ers weren't done as Lynch made another move to slide back into the first round trading the 34th and 111th pick to the Seahawks to select linebacker Reuben Foster , linebacker out of Alabama with the 31st pick. "I realize that I put myself in a bad situation and I could have used better judgment". Conley , who will travel to Alameda on Friday to visit the facility and meet the media, reiterated on the conference call that he could've better handled himself that night in Cleveland. Read More »

Venezuelans Protest President's Decision to Rewrite Constitution

Maduro, but a bill introduced Wednesday in the U.S. Senate by a broad bipartisan coalition offers a way forward, including $10 million to seed a U.S. "We alert the democratic governments of the world, global public opinion, Maduro consolidates a coup d'etat and deepens the serious crisis!" He has for months been resisting calls for a vote on removing him from office as the oil-rich nation staggers under food shortages, a near-crippled state-run economy and one of the world's highest ... Read More »

North Korea accuses U.S., South Korea of plotting to kill leader

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North Korea said that the impact of the attack on the North Korean leader would be not be visible for six to 12 months afterward. The North's Ministry of State Security released a statement saying the CIA and the National Intelligence Service (NIS) of South Korea "hatched a vicious plot to hurt the supreme leadership" of North Korea. Read More »

Vote 2017: Tories stick to 'tens of thousands' immigration pledge in manifesto

But she stopped short of saying the controversial net migration target - which has never been met by the Conservatives since it was introduced - would be repeated. During an election visit to Enfield in April, Mrs May said she still had the target in mind. It led to speculation the Conservatives were preparing to drop the figure in favour of a promise only to reduce net migration to "sustainable levels". Read More »

Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn as national security adviser

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Judicial Watch filed the freedom of information act lawsuit just before Yates is scheduled to testify before the Senate Monday on alleged connections between President Donald Trump's team and Russia, Politico reports . Five days later, on January 31, President Donald Trump fired Yates, a holdover from the Obama administration, after she refused to defend his travel ban. Read More »

Obama said to have warned Trump about Flynn

News of the Obama warning came as Trump sought to get ahead of a day of unpleasant disclosures about his former top foreign policy aide, taking to Twitter Monday to cast aspersions on Yates, the 27-year Justice Department prosecutor who warned the White House that then-National Security Adviser Mike Flynn had misled officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Read More »