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Boko Haram releases 82 Chibok girls

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night met with the 82 schoolgirls recently freed by Boko Haram, assuring them of the government's commitment to their continuous education and welfare. Now they will be able to verify if they should make the journey. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to reporters on the matter. Read More »

Democrats are united, Republicans are fractured in budget fight

The bill's passage represented a vital step toward fulfilling a top Trump campaign pledge and a seven-year Republican quest to dismantle Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The House passed a $1. 1 trillion spending deal Wednesday that funds the government through the rest of the fiscal year, which ends September 30. They kept money flowing to sanctuary cities and Planned Parenthood, they earned budget hikes for the National Endowment for the Arts and a ... Read More »

Trump to visit Israel and Saudi Arabia on first trip

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Mr Trump said in a White House ceremony with faith leaders that his first trip will start in Saudi Arabia and include meetings with leaders across the Muslim world. Another Trump administration official said the administration had not signed off on the proposed sale. But he added: "I would only say that this man is not Christian if he has said things like that". Read More »

White House: US, Australia working together to address NK threats

The self-proclaimed socialist senator believes the USA should use Australia's universal health care system as a model for repealing and replacing Obamacare . citizens are anxious that they will not be able to afford healthcare under the changes. The bill the house passed includes several provisions experts say actually makes healthcare prohibitively expensive and more hard to obtain for millions of Americans. Read More »

Donald Trump dismisses Russian Federation collusion claims as a total hoax

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White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, had insisted that Flynn had not discussed US -imposed sanctions with Kislyak during the presidential transition period. In response to questions from two Texas Republicans at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing, Yates painted a picture of a White House that kept the Department of Justice out of the loop ahead of the executive order's release. Read More »

McDonnell: Labour Will "Come Out Fighting" From Historic Council Election Loss

Ex-MP and general election candidate in June Chris Evans said: "What's quite clear is Labour in Wales is much stronger than the polls are telling us at the moment". Ukip's reason for existing was to get Britain out of the European Union, and with that aim achieved - or at least in the process of being achieved - Brexit-backing voters have seemingly turned to the Tories to see it through. Read More »

Trump signs executive order protecting religious liberty

He said he was fulfilling a campaign pledge to "take action" on religious liberty. In the hours since it was signed, the order has received mixed reactions. There is a future legal battle coming down the road on the Johnson Amendment , but the actual Trump executive turned out not to live up to the White House hype. Read More »

Stocks, euro dip as Macron win shifts focus to economy

Emmanuel Macron claimed the French presidency yesterday in a decisive 66 to 34 percent victory over far-right rival Marine Le Pen. "I respect them ", he said. U.S. Treasury yields rose, the benchmark yield at a four-week high in advance of the sale of $62 billion in bond supply at this week's quarterly refunding and following Macron's victory. Read More »

Girl dies after falling from Drayton Manor water ride

Police confirmed the girl, from Leicester, suffered serious injuries in the incident and died shortly after being airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital. An eyewitness reported a large area of the park had been cordoned off, while photographs showed an air ambulance at the theme park. Fiona Fletcher was at the park with her two young children and told the BBC she saw staff had "tears running down their face". Read More »

Always Dreaming storms to Kentucky Derby win

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Hall of Famer Velazquez won the 2011 Derby aboard Animal Kingdom while Pletcher was a Derby-winning trainer with Super Saver in 2010. On their own, they were a combined 2-for-63 coming into America's greatest race.Joining forces, they were unbeatable on a cool and rainy day at Churchill Downs."We have had a great relationship for a long time now, and we have won a lot of races together", Pletcher said . Read More »

Juncker warns Macron French spend too much

In other words, markets had rallied since Macron's preliminary victory on April 23 in anticipation of his win in Sunday's runoff, but now they're selling off following his actual triumph. Macron says that France is facing an "immense task" to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and ensure security against extremist threats. Earlier, in a solemn televised victory speech, Macron vowed to heal the social divisions exposed by France's acrimonious election campaign. Read More »

Trump Has Already Pre-Smeared Sally Yates

And I said 'no, ' and that's what I promised you I would do. I also thought that it was inconsistent with principles of the Department of Justice and I said no. If you don't think that, in addition to unbounded joy among Democrats, there were at least a few indiscreet high-fives in other Republican senatorial offices, you have no idea how utterly friendless a lizard Ted Cruz really is. Read More »

Pakistan says inflicted heavy losses on Afghan border forces

Pakistan and Afghanistan military authorities have made a decision to determine geographical boundaries of their areas during the third flag meeting at the Bab-e-Dosti gate of the border on Sunday. He added that the clashes have stopped, and border officials from the two sides are scheduled to meet late Friday afternoon. He said they used light weapons but warned that any further firing by Afghan forces would be responded to with heavy weapons. Read More »

Trump campaign removes controversial Muslim ban language from website

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Jadwat, the ACLU lawyer, said the supposed rationale for Trump's order had been undercut by his own Department of Homeland Security, whose recent report found no connection between nationality and the threat of terrorism. They said there's no legitimate basis for restricting visitors from the six countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. U.S. Circuit Court Judge Henry Floyd asked Wall. Read More »

Macron defeats Le Pen in French presidential election

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Will Emmanuel Macron Be Able to Run France If He Wins the Presidency? "In France we really saw people coming together on the notion that they support liberal policies, they support globalization, they support the European Union". Jean Menjoulet/Foter.comEmmanuel Macron , the former economy minister who pushed liberalization under President Francois Hollande, roundly defeated the National Front's Marine Le Pen, who campaigned on an anti-immigration, big government platform. Read More »

Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 7

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Aaron Saucedo a 23 year old Phoenix , Arizona man has been charged with the murders of nine individuals, all of whom were killed last year. Authorities said Monday that Aaron Saucedo was the "serial shooter" who targeted victims over a four-month span starting last March. Read More »

Erdoğan calls Macron to congratulate him over election victory

Jean-Luc Melenchon-the left-wing populist who some have compared to Sen. A liberal, Macron is pro-business and a strong supporter of the EU. And Macron's own party, En Marche , "has never fielded a single candidate in any election , local or national", the Guradian notes . Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation boss defends pre-election Clinton emails announcement

Comey insisted he had a responsibility to notify Congress that new information had prompted the FBI to reopen the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email scandal less than two weeks before the election. "I am very aware of the challenges, the problems, the shortfalls that we had", she said. "The phony Trump/Russia story was an excuse used by the Democrats as justification for losing the election", Trump tweeted. Read More »

Australia plans major spending plus surplus in 3 years

Mr Morrison's budget-night rhetoric was sharply at odds with that of his predecessor Joe Hockey in 2014 and 2015. In 1996 FAGs were equal to about 1 per cent of Commonwealth tax revenue; by 2013-14 FAGs amounted to around 0.67 per cent of total. Read More »

USS Carl Vinson stages war drills with Korean Navy

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During the (presidency of Donald) Trump North Korea has fired missiles nine times already", Denisov said. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later says the move carries a message for any nation operating outside of global norms. But so far, perhaps nothing's happened and perhaps it has. Experts say North Korea has readied a nuclear test, which many suspected would take place earlier in April on the anniversary of the country's founder's birth or the foundation of its military. Read More »

Donald Trump: Israeli and Palestinian Peace 'the Toughest Deal to Make'

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Speaking through a translator, Abbas told Trump that under "your courageous stewardship and your wisdom, as well as your great negotiations ability", the Palestinians would be partners seeking an " historic peace treaty ". Questions have been raised about Trump's choice of his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who entered the White House with no government experience, to oversee Middle East peace efforts, along with Trump's longtime business lawyer, Jason Greenblatt, as on-the-ground envoy. Read More »

Head of Daesh in Afghanistan killed by US, Afghan forces

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William Salvin, as spokesman for American troops in Afghanistan . United States military officials in Afghanistan have previously said Hasib's death would "significantly degrade" the group's operations and "help reach our goal of destroying them in 2017". Read More »

IS Afghanistan leader reportedly killed

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CBS Radio News correspondent Cami McCormick, traveling with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford in Israel, says the Pentagon's request may seek to expand the US mission to include advising Afghan forces below the current corps level - meaning USA forces would work with much smaller units, closer to front line. Read More »

French art world breathes sigh of relief as Macron wins presidency

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As such, European voters have several times over denied far-right populist candidates in several other countries, including Austria and the Netherlands, CNN noted. The new President's immediate challenge will now be to secure a majority in next month's parliamentary election in order to implement his program. Others from the United Kingdom who congratulated Macron included former Prime Minister Tony Blair, to whom the new French President had been compared during the campaign. Read More »

Trump congratulates Emmanuel Macron for 'big win' in French election

Other estimations also indicate that Macron garnered between 65 to 66.1 percent of votes, and Le Pen between 33.9 to 35 percent. He will face a stern test in trying to do so as he will likely struggle to put together a majority in parliament for his year-old party in parliamentary elections next month. Read More »