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Head of Daesh in Afghanistan killed

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First emerging in 2015, IS's local affiliate in Afghanistan overran large parts of Nangarhar and Kunar provinces, near the Pakistan border, but their part in the Afghan conflict had been largely overshadowed by the operations against the Taliban. Read More »

Abbas Says He's Ready to Meet Netanyahu Under Auspices of Trump

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Netanyahu and Abbas met publicly during a brief encounter at former Israeli president Shimon Peres' funeral a year ago. "I updated the German president about the actions we are carrying out for our people, the Palestinian people, to achieve their freedom and their independence". Read More »

Moon's turbulent life before winning S. Korean presidency

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The Liberal Democratic Party's Moon was estimated to have garnered 41.4 per cent of all votes, according to the exit poll conducted by - MBC, KBS and SBS, Yonhap news agency reported. And, of course, here they are as pokémon in Pokémon Go , which has only been officially playable in South Korea since January 2017. Park sympathizers later staged their own rallies. Read More »

Macron: France's youngest president faces divided nation

Garrido added that Macron got " many votes for want of something better ". The parliamentary election will be his first major test. The last time France had "cohabitation" was during in 1997-2002 under President Jacques Chirac, who described the setup as a state of "paralysis". Read More »

US again warns against travel to NKorea after new detentions

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He told CNN he was president of a trade and hotel services company in Rason, North Korea. "I think they're doing as well as anybody could, this is just a really hard problem", Rice said. Trump also said in a USA media interview that he does not rule out a meeting with the North Korean leader if an appropriate environment is created. Read More »

Pakistan seeks U.S. help to break Afghan-India nexus

It is pertinent here to mention that at least 10 civilians were martyred while 42 were injured including women and children in an unprovoked firing and shelling from Afghan side of the border in Chaman in the wee hours of Friday. The security officials had instructed all the truck drivers and vehicle owners to remove their vehicles from the risky border area and clear the place at the earliest. Read More »

Eleven Syrian Kurds reported killed in clash with Turks

He said USA forces will also deploy as a separation force in areas where the Turkish-backed Syrian fighting forces and the Kurdish forces meet. The strikes claimed the lives of a number of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia fighters and civilians in Syria and resulted in casualties among forces under the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq. Read More »

South Korea's New President Brings A New Stance On North Korea

The elected president will have no 70-day transition period as it is the first by-election caused by the removal of former President Park Geun-hye from office over corruption allegations. His victory was bolstered by strong support from younger people, according to the exit polls. It has been closed for more than a year. Both were hallmarks of the left's "Sunshine policy", which promoted, for example, a vast industrial park at Kaesong, just across the demilitarized zone that divides the ... Read More »

US, China must 'lead the way' on climate: Obama

A gathering of Trump's top advisers was set to take place on Tuesday but has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts, as the administration attempts to come to a decision on the global climate deal. Mr Trump advisers had been scheduled to meet at the White House to try to reach a final decision, but a White House official said the meeting was postponed due to scheduling conflicts. Read More »

With Emmanuel Macron win confirmed, European market stabilizes

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The centrist and pro-European Union Macron was the clear victor in the election, defeating the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. "I have admired the campaign that Emmanuel Macron has run", Obama said in a video endorsing Macron. The race here also focused on the deeper question of what it means to be French. Like Macron, Le Pen will now have to work to try to convert her presidential result into parliamentary seats, in a two-round system that has in the past encouraged voters to vote ... Read More »

Haniyeh: Prisoners issue will remain priority for Hamas

Ismail comes from the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. On April 17, more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel began an open-ended hunger strike to demand more prison visits, better medical care, and improved treatment of female inmates. Read More »

Nirbhaya Gangrape Case: Justine Done, Says Congress

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Applause broke out in court among relatives of the victim, whose identity is protected by law, as judges explained the crime met the "rarest of the rare" standard required to justify capital punishment in India. "The whole country has found justice", he said. Each voice that joined the battle was strident and clear - the six must be punished. Speaking to the media, the parents said that they can finally sleep peacefully tonight. Read More »

Bill Could Leave Millions of Americans Uninsured

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She said there should be "no barrier for coverage" for people with pre-existing medical conditions and that the House's tax credits "do not adequately take into account income levels" or regional differences in health costs, the Associated Press reported. Read More »

White House spokesman: Obama was no fan of Flynn

Both confirmed they had, but said they could not go into detail. Searches for the definition of the word "fulsome" spiked after Sally Yates used the adjective on Monday during her opening statement at the Senate Judiciary subcommittee about Russian interference with the 2016 election. Read More »

South Korea Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory

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Moon, who narrowly lost to Park in the last presidential election, in 2012, has criticized the two former conservative governments for failing to stop North Korea's weapons development. Others were more anxious about the growing North Korean nuclear threat and fears that Seoul was losing its voice in worldwide efforts to deal with its belligerent rival. Read More »

British man linked to 'Jihadi John' convicted in Turkey

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He had been suspected of plotting an attack in Turkey. A former drug dealer from Hammersmith, West London, Davis was allegedly part of the four-strong gang nicknamed after the Liverpool band due to their English accents. During that trial, jurors were told how Davis, then 30, who was born in London with roots in Gambia, met El-Wahabi at a London mosque and had become increasingly interested in Islam. Read More »

Chaos at Florida airport after Spirit cancels 9 flights

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Platt said the best alternative Spirit could offer - after another flight to Fort Myers on May 4 was canceled - was to bus passengers to Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Maryland to fly to Florida. "This is clearly unlawful activity under the Railway Labor Act, which governs labor relations in the airline industry". The airline claims that pilots are saying no to "open time" flights and last-minute assignments. Read More »

Navy SEAL killed in Somalia identified

Rear Admiral Timothy Szymanski, commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command who orders SEAL teams, said Milliken "embodied the warrior spirit and toughness infused in our very best Navy SEALs". In that battle, 18 USA servicemembers were killed. The official was not authorized to identify the service branch to which the USA troops belonged and spoke on condition of anonymity. Read More »

China's Xi congratulates French president-elect Macron

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President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter . He said: "I will protect you against threats". Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also congratulated Macron. Alexis Tsipras, Greece's prime minister, has tweeted his satisfaction over the election result: "victory is a fresh breath for France and the whole of Europe". Read More »

Antonio Conte allowing himself to relax a little

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But for sure today we did a big step. Every time Premier League leader Chelsea plays, entertainment is guaranteed on the field, but on the sideline its manager Antonio Conte puts on a show of his own. I think this development of Cesc is our development. Now Cesc is showing himself to be a fantastic player. I'm pleased for him. "It's great for me, for my players, for the club to see this great atmosphere". Read More »

USA aircraft carrier starts drill with South Korean navy

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Fox News on Thursday that China has threatened North Korea with sanctions if the regime conducts a nuclear test. Moreover, Tillerson's claims that the USA does not want "regime change" in Pyongyang and has no "desire to threaten the North Korean people or destabilise the Asia Pacific region" are absurd. Read More »

Eurovision contestants practice; big week for song contest

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The final for Eurovision is on Saturday, but before that there is the issue of the semi-finals to deal with, with coverage from Mel Giedroyc and Scott Mills. "I am so excited to be here in Kiev getting ready to perform at the final!" Viewers can vote by telephone, SMS and through the official app. Britain joined the following year, coming seventh out of 10, and took a year out before rejoining for good in 1959. Read More »

Donald Trump dismisses Russia collusion claims as a total hoax

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The Jan. 26 conversation took place two days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed Flynn about those contacts. US intelligence agencies, and probably the Russians, had recorded the conversation. But it was clear from Yates' testimony that the White House had known for weeks that Flynn had been untruthful. Sen. She said she was not. What criminal statutes did Flynn potentially violate? But she noted that "you should not draw from that an assumption that that means that the ... Read More »

Liberal Moon Jae-in set to win South Korean presidency

He smiled and waved his hands above his head as supporters chanted his name at Gwanghwamun square in central Seoul , where millions of Koreans had gathered for months starting late past year in peaceful protests that eventually toppled Ms Park. Read More »

Five key moments in career of James Comey

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Comey had said in July the Clinton email case should be closed without prosecution, but then declared - 11 days before the November 8 election in which Clinton was the Democratic nominee - that he had reopened the investigation because of a discovery of a new trove of Clinton-related emails. Read More »