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Pope's prayers for Coptic Christians slaughtered by IS

Egypt, which attacked Derna again on Saturday, has carried out a number of air strikes on its neighbour since Libya descended into factional fighting in the years following the 2011 civil war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi. Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit told RT's Maria Finoshina on Monday that his organization was not commenting on the situation, but he added he personally understood Egypt's reaction to the terrorist attack. Read More »

President Trump: Kushner is doing a 'great job' for the country

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The latest reports say that Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner , proposed secret back-channel communications with Russian Federation during the presidential transition. Kushner's lawyer has said that he is willing to cooperate with congressional probes of Trump campaign links to Russian officials. The testimony is expected in the coming days, though a time has not been set. Read More »

G7 leaders fail to reach climate change accord

The US leader, concluding his first overseas trip in office, later left for home without giving the customary close-of-summit news conference. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters on the Italian island "the entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very unsatisfying", while Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, said: "I hope they [the US] decide in the right way". Read More »

Missile is highly accurate, North Korea says

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Most likely, the United States is now monitoring North Korea's potential firepower, in particular the underground nuclear sites and the location of artillery units, to ascertain whether a pre-emptive strike of 300 cruise missiles plus bunker-buster bombs could take out enough of Pyongyang's weaponry on land and sea to make the risk worthwhile. Read More »

Mattis: If NATO didn't exist, Trump would want to create it

Without skipping a beat, the Pentagon chief replied, " Nothing, I keep other people awake at night ". "However, there are larger currents, there are larger confrontations in this part of the world, and we cannot be blind to those"."Attrition is where you keep pushing them out of the areas that they're in".Asked about the potential for greater civilian casualties from the stepped-up attacks, Mattis said such losses "are a fact of life". Read More »

Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn to face questions on live TV

The Prime Minister was seen as best choice to represent Britain on the world stage, lead negotiations on Brexit and reduce net migration, while Corbyn was rated best to improve the National Health Service (NHS), look after the interests of hard-working families and protect older people. Read More »

PM: Labour-SNP sweetheart deal could lead to 'government in chaos'

After the audience cheered and applauded, Mrs May hit back, saying that what the European Union negotiators would look at would be her record at the Home Office on delivering for Britain on a number of justice and home affairs issues, which "people said we were never going to get and I got those negotiations". Read More »

Erekat: Israeli cabinet meeting in Western Wall tunnels a 'provocation'

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a special cabinet meeting on Sunday in the Western Wall tunnels to mark the 50th reunification of Jerusalem, which was celebrated last week. Government ministers seen at a cabinet meeting held at the Old City of Jerusalem's Western Wall tunnels in honor of the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem Day on May 28, 2017. Read More »

Basebrawl! Harper, Strickland punch away, Nats-Giants fight

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He wound up flinging it several feet away , but each player threw punches and landed one to the face, with Strickland striking first but almost getting toppled in the melée. "There's no question about that". You don't want to make a mistake there. "You have two guys that probably don't care for each other much", he said. Read More »

Travel Ban Block Upheld: Supreme Court Remains Only Hope for Trump

The case pits the president's significant authority over immigration against what the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said was a policy that purported to be about national security but was meant to target Muslims. In his dissent, Judge Paul V. Niemeyer defended his decision explaining that the executive order must be considered "on its face" and is thus "entirely without constitutional fault". Read More »

Conte defends Victor Moses over FA Cup red card

Battered by criticism from furious Arsenal fans who have called for his resignation throughout a troubled season, Wenger was finally able to celebrate as he won the FA Cup for a record seventh time. Wenger's side could have been forgiven for arriving at Wembley on Saturday at a low ebb after last weekend's devastating failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. Read More »

Pre-monsoon showers bring relief from scorching heat

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Mahapatra. On Monday, southern Kerala more or less fulfilled the conditions for the onset, receiving heavy rainfall. "One of the criteria for the onset of monsoon has nearly been satisfied on Monday as 78% of the 14 weather stations across Kerala and coastal Karnataka recorded 2.5mm rainfall on Monday". Read More »

U.S. agrees not to bring in Europe-wide laptop ban - for now

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USA and European officials will discuss Wednesday, May 17, 2017, plans to broaden a US ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from Europe . The EU is going to host a high-level meeting with U.S authorities in Brussels on Wednesday afternoon to discuss a possible extension of the so-called laptop ban beyond 10 Middle Eastern airports , which was decreed on March 21. Read More »

Quiet college dropout turned bomber: Who was Salman Abedi?

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Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was captured by security cameras in the Arndale shopping centre on Friday - carrying a rucksack he had just bought. Greater Manchester Police have arrested a total of seven people and raided a series of addresses as part of a fast-moving probe into Monday night's horror. Read More »

Philippine military close in on IS militants

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Police patrol the streets of Marawi city as government troops battle with Muslim militants who continue to hold their ground in some areas of the city for nearly a week Monday, May 29, 2017 in southern Philippines . In 1980 Marawi proclaimed itself an "Islamic City" and it is the only city in the country with that designation. "Even before this emergency occurred, the airports, our seaports have been under strict security and we have just kept that". Read More »

North Korea: Kim Jong-un's missile lands in Japanese territory

Shinzo Abe said his country will join the United States in taking concrete action against North Korea , following their latest ballistic missile test . So, there is only one way out: resuming the six-party talks with participation of the above-mentioned countries and also China and Russian Federation. Read More »

Missile launch may be North Korea testing rivals, not technology

Pyongyang is rapidly developing and testing its missile technology as it aims to build an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of hitting the U.S. This launch is North Korea's third in three weeks and its 12th this year, underscoring Kim Jong Un's determination to advance his regime's technical capabilities and his continued defiance of the worldwide community. Read More »