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US boosting Israeli military aid by millions: Netanyahu

In what appeared to be a veiled sleight to former US President Barack Obama , with whom Netanyahu had a hard relationship, the prime minister praised Trump for his "bold decision to act against the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and I want to tell you also how much we appreciate the reassertion of American leadership in the Middle East", NBC News reported. Read More »

Trump advisers really want lawyers to vet his tweets

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He also said he thought "it is very possible" that the "fake news" mainstream media are making up their sources to harm his presidency. The idea, said one of Mr. Trump often uses Twitter to get his message around the media, but his tweets often leave the White House press office scrambling to try to explain his tweets. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron Was Warned About Trump's Bizarre Handshake

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Trump and Macron squeezed each other so tight during a handshake at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday that their knuckles turned white. In a bitter irony Trump's rebuke to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation came as he unveiled a memorial to 9/11, the only time that the Article Five defense guarantee has been triggered. Read More »

2 in United States court over Washington protest fight

Video shown by Voice of America shows Erdogan in his vehicle outside the Turkish Embassy on Tuesday, talking to a member of his team who then heads to the protest (roughly 0:13 in the clip). The US State Department said it is "concerned by the violent incidents involving protestors and Turkish security personnel". Counter-protesters on the other side of the road waved Turkish flags before fighting broke out between the groups as police attempted to stop the violence. Read More »

Iran says it will continue missiles tests 'if necessary'

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He further said that Saudi people are Iran's neighbors and friends. "Our missiles are for our defence and for peace, they are not offensive". On Monday, Rouhani, however, said that Iran will continue to test its missiles anytime if there is a "technical need", and it will not seek the permission of any other country to do so. Read More »

North Korea test fires short-range ballistic missile

That the missile landed within 200 nautical miles of the Japanese coast was an "extremely problematic act for the safety of airplanes and ships" Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in a statement. Experts say the North appears to be gaining meaningful data that is fed into its effort to build an intercontinental ballistic missile. "As we agreed at the recent G7, the issue of North Korea is a top priority for the worldwide community", Mr Abe told reporters in brief televised ... Read More »

Iran's re-elected president Rouhani slams US-Saudi summit

Conservative clerics were also angered by the fact that men and women danced together in the streets of Tehran following Rouhani's election victory, testing the country's strict segregation rules, Reuters reported. After all, little progress was made during Rouhani's first term, during which hardliners held enough key positions to limit any improvement in political freedom or the general human rights situation. Read More »

Manchester Attack: Trump Orders Probe After British Leaks

Abedi's family remained a focus, too, with a brother in England, his father and another brother in Libya among those detained. A minute's silence was held in memory of the victims at 11am around the country, as The Queen flew to Manchester to visit a hospital caring for numerous survivors. Read More »

NY Times on Trump's First NATO Meeting: 'He Failed'

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TAORMINA, Italy European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday he was "positively surprised" by Donald Trump's support for the EU as it manages Britain's departure, adding the US president had agreed Brexit was just "an incident and not a threat". Read More »

Sato makes, denies history by winning Indy 500

The Honda teams had a clear horsepower advantage over Chevrolet, but things were dicey in Indy for more than a week and certainly on race day: Before Alonso's failure, 2014 victor Ryan Hunter-Reay lost his Honda and so did Charlie Kimball. Read More »

Judges grill lawyer defending Trump's travel ban

By focusing on nationality, Trump's Muslim ban would bar a Syrian national who had lived in Switzerland for decades but not a Swiss national who had immigrated to Syria during the civil war, the challengers argued. "We have not seen anything like this in our lifetime in which a president is establishing a disfavored religion", Katyal said. All of the panel judges were appointed by President Bill Clinton. Read More »

Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs to 164

In its latest situation report the Disaster Management Center on Monday said 471,542 people belonging to 128,586 families were affected in 15 Districts due to the flood situation while 75,236 people belonging to 18,652 families were located at 336 safe locations. Read More »

Britain tells Merkel it will be 'strong partner'

London, Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Europeans to "take their destiny into their own hands", considering that the times in which Europeans could fully count on others are somewhat over, in a sign to the United States and the UK. Read More »

Police, air ambulance called as English zoo is evacuated

A zoo in Cambridgeshire has been evacuated after a "serious incident" - with an air ambulance and police called to the scene. The spokesperson would not comment on social media allegations that a tiger had attacked someone. 'Officers attended the scene along with ambulance crews and [the air ambulance]. But she said they couldn't provide further information yet. A further police statement is expected later today. Read More »

Angela Merkel 'right to be honest about differences with Trump', says spokesman

After summits with US President Donald Trump , German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe must take its fate into its own hands . By contrast, Merkel said Germany would continue to remain on good terms with the US, Britain and other countries, "even with Russia ", but added: "We have to know that we must fight for our future on our own, for our destiny as Europeans". Read More »

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India's longest Dhola-Sadiya bridge

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China has always been building infrastructure along the border unlike India , which, experts say, avoided building roads in the region, fearing a repeat of the 1962 war when the People's Liberation Army troops entered Assam . " The construction of the bridge began in 2011, and cost of the project was around Rs 950 crore". The main opposition Indian National Congress has attacked the Modi government , saying it had failed to live up to its promises, with India seeing "jobless growth" and ... Read More »

Naidu condemns lynching of e-rickshaw driver

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It was sad, said union minister M Venkaiah Naidu this morning, that Ravinder Kumar, an e-rickshaw driver, was beaten to death in national capital Delhi for stopping people from urinating in public. Angry over his checking them, they threatened him and returned with a larger group to attack him with iron knuckles and towels filled with stones, area chief Anil Kumar Chauhan said. Read More »

Trump goes on another Twitter rant, calls leaks 'fabricated lies'

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For his final tweet of Sunday morning, it was back to Montana and the specific sins of the news media. "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies , " he wrote. 'That, to me, is a stunning story, ' Graham said on Sunday. Representative Adam Schiff said in an interview with ABC News . Several Democrats, including Senator Richard Durbin and Senator Cory Booker , said the reported Kushner meeting needs additional probing. Read More »

Manchester attack: Two more persons arrested

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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn risked being assailed for politicizing the Manchester Arena attack that killed 22 people by claiming that his party would change Britain's foreign policy if it takes power after the June 8 vote by abandoning the "war on terror". Read More »

North Korea conducts yet another ballistic missile test

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Kim Jong-un's regime may have deliberately fired it towards waters that are claimed by both Japan and South Korea to foment discord between the nations and undermine cooperation with the USA, according to Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Programme at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. Read More »

Watch Melania Trump Seemingly Refuse To Hold Donald Trump's Hand

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She also got involved in a four-way hand hold with Netanyahu, his wife Sara and her husband, with the four laying their hands on top of one another as they posed for a press photo. Stating the obvious: No one but her can know what was going on in that moment, now gone viral for better or worse. Can't we focus on the important things, not a hand swat? Are Melania and Donald having some kind of massive tiff? Or, maybe the nudge during Easter celebrations from Melania when President ... Read More »

It's 'snowing' in Bengaluru.but not the kind you are thinking

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With toxic foam spilling over to the main artery, commuters had a tough time negotiating traffic for last couple of weeks, said the Indian media reports. "In fact, the foam is entering helmets, and coming in contact with the skin", he added. In February, Bellandur lake , the city's largest water body, caught fire and it took almost four hours to put it out. Read More »

Trump's Middle East approach partly right

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What makes Netanyahu's exploitation of Manchester more than usually cynical is that Israel is now allied with the forces that are spreading the violent radicalism fueling the attacks. "That land is a part of Jerusalem permanently allocated to Israel under the Saudi peace plan". Trump had just visited Israel and the Palestinian areas. Read More »