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Trump tells Middle East to "drive out" Islamist extremists

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The Washington Post said the probe had reached into the White House to include a Trump adviser, who was not named. "Instead, we are here to offer partnership - based on shared interests and values". He largely kept his voice in check, reading carefully from the TelePrompter as he addressed the crowd, which remained quiet during his delivery. The speech, on Sunday afternoon, is also meant to "unite the broader Muslim world". Read More »

China reports progress on South China Sea code of conduct

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A joint press release by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and New Zealand counterpart Bill English called on parties to settle their territorial disputes in the South China Sea in light of a 2016 ruling by an global arbitral tribunal, according to Japan's Kyoto News. Read More »

Trump told not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital ahead of visit

Additionally, he all but ignores the fact that the Palestinian territories are governed by terrorists and terror-supporting regimes, while Israel is a free state and one of the few stable, reliable American allies in the Middle East. The site has been politically controversial, as it is located in Jerusalem's Old City, which was under Jordanian control from the founding of Israel in 1948 to 1967, when it came under Israeli control following the Six-Day War. Read More »

Top Philippine judge calls for fresh arbitration case over China 'threat'

In an unspecified meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping , Mr Duterte said he will drill for oil in the South China Sea , citing an worldwide arbitration tribunal ruling upholding the Philippines' claim. Four ASEAN countries, including Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, have territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea , along with Taiwan, which is not a member of ASEAN. Read More »

PM leaves for Saudi Arabia to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit

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It also surpasses the total amount of deals offered to Saudi Arabia in President Barack Obama's eight years in office. But on Sunday, standing before dozens of regional leaders, he said Islam was "one of the world's great faiths". Trump on Sunday also touted Washington's "wonderful relationship" with Bahrain, which hosts the U.S Navy's 5th Fleet. The U.S. has provided support to the effort by refueling planes and providing intelligence. Read More »

Comey agrees to testify in front of Senate committee

The White House has been thrown into turmoil by a succession of stunning allegations against the president this week, including that he may have obstructed justice by asking Comey to drop an investigation into one of his top advisors. Chairman of the Senate Select Committee Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner said in the statement his testimony "will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the president". Read More »

Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump to talk on peace efforts

The problem began when American officials were doing a site survey ahead of the president's stop at the holy site. Israelis will closely watch the signals Trump sends during his two-day visit, which will include a tour of the Holocaust memorial at Yad Vashem, a speech at the Israel Museum and the first visit by a sitting USA president to the Western Wall , one of Judaism's holiest sites. Read More »

Macron says France uncompromising in fight against jihadists in Mali

He is meeting troops fighting Islamist militants in Mali where the security situation has worsened despite French intervention more than four years ago. Operation Barkhane is France's largest overseas military mission and was launched after extremist groups overran northern Mali in 2012. "The road is long. Read More »

Rubio On Trump: 'People Got What They Voted For'

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Rubio called much of the drama coming out of the White House "unique" and "different than anything we've confronted". Rubio said he would not have said that himself, but he is not president, despite his disagreements on approach. While Rubio stands by everything he said during the 2016 campaign, he offered some measured support for the president Sunday. "I think it's in our national security interest to advocate for democracy and freedom and human rights", Sen. Read More »

Donald Trump: Firing 'nut job' Comey eased 'pressure'

In the remarks, Rosenstein said he learned a day before Comey's firing that Trump wanted to dismiss him. His firing and news reports that Trump had previously asked Comey to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn led critics to charge that Trump may have improperly sought to hamper the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. Read More »

Amid anger at home, Pakistan moves ICJ over Jadhav

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He added ICJ's verdict on the case will not affect Pakistan's position on the case. The Pakistani authorities then asked him to show his visa documents, but the man said that he does not have any such documents. Aziz said the ICJ had given its point of view on Jadhav's case to get consular access. Aziz noted that Europe was opposed to the death penalty and it was normal for the ICJ to stay Jadhav's execution. Read More »

Twitter Leader Laments Social Media Role in Trump's Election

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Evan Williams said Twitter's role in Trump's populist rise is "a very bad thing", during an interview with the New York Times . "Let me tell you about Twitter", Trump told Fox News in March , "I think that maybe I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Twitter, because I get such a fake press, such a dishonest press". Read More »

Leonard will play in Game 1 of conference finals Sunday, Pop says

But this is shaping up to be the series where we find finally come together to appreciate the full range of talents that Leonard has, and his impact to San Antonio's success, whether they win or not. It was Harden's lowest-scoring playoff game since he was held to single digits three times in the 2012 NBA Finals, his last series with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Read More »

McCaskill among the more vocal Senators on investigation of Trump

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Separately, The Washington Post reported Friday that the FBI investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign was moving closer to the White House. Mueller's nature to keep information about an ongoing probe held close to the chest. "I also got a very, very strong recommendation, as you know , from the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Read More »

Sweden drops investigation into Julian Assange rape allegations

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She said this was not to bee seen as a declaration regarding his potential guilt or innocence. Despite the decision to halt the investigation, London's Metropolitan Police have released a "statement':http://news.met.police.uk/news/statement-on-julian-assange-242877 saying that Assange will still be arrested if he leaves the embassy". Read More »

McCain: Turkey Ambassador Should Leave US

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President Donald Trump walks Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to his auto following his visit to the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. "To send a clear message that these acts of violence will not be tolerated, I ask that you immediately look into this matter and bring all appropriate criminal charges before these individuals leave the United States", Mr Royce wrote. Read More »

Comey to testify before Senate as Russian Federation flames get closer to Trump

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White House hopes that Trump could leave scandalous allegations at home were crushed in a one-two punch of revelations that landed shortly after his departure. "Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it". Did Comey grandstand and politicize the investigation? The No. 2 official at the FBI under ex-Director Robert Mueller defended on Sunday the appointment of his former boss as special counsel in the bureau's Russian Federation investigation, rebutting President ... Read More »

Comey to testify on role in FBI's Russian Federation inquiry

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Meanwhile, the White House refused to respond immediately to a request for comment on J. Brien Comey's statements. Comey's father, who still lives in the family house the Federal Bureau of Investigation director grew up in, told the newspaper that his son didn't even call to let him know Trump had fired him. Read More »

Release of Chibok girls a pleasant 2nd anniversary gift to Nigerians

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The exact nature of his illness remains unclear. Boko Haram fighters stormed the girls' school on the evening of April 14, 2014, and kidnapped 276 teenaged girls who were preparing to sit high school exams. Nigerians gathered in front of newsstands Monday looking at the names of freed schoolgirls in local papers. The President made this known in Abuja on Sunday at a reception organised in honour of the rescued girls who were brought to Abuja after their release on Saturday. Read More »

USA veteran charged over deadly Times Square crash

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Richard Rojas, of the Bronx, N.Y., appears during his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court, in New York, Friday, May 19, 2017. Richard Rojas, 26, is charged with second-degree murder, aggravated vehicular homicide and multiple counts of attempted murder. Read More »