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French President Macron Brags About Trump handshake, 'Not Innocent'

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Mr Macron told French media he had wanted to "show he would not make small concessions, not even symbolic ones, but also not overdo things". According to the Associated Press , "both men's jaws seemed to clench" during the gesture. " Donald Trump , the President of Turkey or the President of Russian Federation are of a mindset of power relations, which doesn't bother me", Macron said, adding: "I don't believe in diplomacy of the public invective but in bilateral dialogues". Read More »

Trump cries fake news amid Kushner reports

Though Mr Kushner has appeared "subdued", he does not plan to step aside as Mr Trump's senior adviser or reduce his responsibilities, The New York Times reported , citing unnamed people close to him. So one is this administration not talking about our values, cozying up to authoritarian leaders. Enough questions have been raised about Kushner's contact with Russian officials - and whether he had been forthcoming about them - that his access to classified intelligence should be reviewed, ... Read More »

Rouhani: Iran's ballistic missile program will continue

Rouhani won another four-year term Friday in a vote that many saw as a referendum on his push for global outreach that led to the nuclear deal, as well as a vote of confidence that his government will be able to help the country's sputtering economy. Read More »

Trump sets out Mideast vision: backing Arab strongmen against Iran

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In a carefully worded speech delivered at a gathering of about 50 leaders of Muslim-majority countries, Trump did not use his signature phrase " radical Islamic terrorism ", a term he often used during his campaign for the USA president. Trump went on to criticise Iran, which just saw President Hassan Rouhani win a re-election bid, saying the country has "for decades.fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror". Read More »

Philippines lawmakers want debate on martial law amid siege

Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Col. Edgar Arevalo said at a news conference that the fighting had also left dozens of soldiers and policemen wounded. "The others were not so lucky", a visibly shocked Bandung said. "And we have proven ourselves many times over", a military spokesman said. Meanwhile, an AFP reporter heard intense gunfire on Monday afternoon near the main university in Marawi , and saw smoke apparently from a bomb explosion rise up in the distance. Read More »

Sri Lanka floods, landslides: Death toll climbs to 180

The meteorological department said it is forecasting more rain in the next two days. Police and military rescue teams are moving by boat to rescue those marooned as well as retrieve corpses. The agency said it is monitoring the impact on children and delivering pre-positioned stocks of water and sanitation supplies to keep children safe. Read More »

The fake news is coming from Trump's White House

Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names.... Trump made the comments in a statement to the New York Times on Sunday evening, a day after returning from a multicountry overseas trip. Read More »

USA appeals court hears arguments on revised travel ban

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Katyal pointed to a campaign news release that asserted that Trump is "calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States". "The benefit of that standard ... is it doesn't call on courts to make these sorts of determinations, the second-guessing of national security determinations, that they're ill-equipped to do", Wall said Monday. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron builds a cabinet to reform EU

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On Tuesday, he and Philippe were finalising a government which Macron says will supersede France's entrenched left-right divide and breathe new life into the country's jaded political landscape. For a start Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed on Thursday morning that those ministers who are standing in the elections will have to step down if they lose their seat. Read More »

Ivanka Trump criticized over brand's champagne ice pop tweet

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A tweet associated with Ivanka Trump generated controversy over Memorial Day weekend. Of the three, it's the latter that's caused a bit of an uproar. Some social media users criticized the tweet. As for Memorial Day, it began following the Civil War, and was originally known as "Decoration Day", because of the tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, explains PBS. Read More »

Trump Pleased With Results of First Overseas Trip

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Trump has been unable to fully escape the Russian Federation controversy, but the pace of events, meetings and focus on foreign policy have distracted him in ways he won't be in Washington.Those first three stops, though, was largely ceremonial - added relatively late as a way to emphasize Trump's respect for the three Abrahamic religions.Other G-7 nations leaned heavily on Trump to stay in the climate deal, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying "we put forward very many arguments".The ... Read More »

PM May calls for strong backing to counter EU's 'aggressive' Brexit stance

Mr Corbyn, appearing on The Battle For Number 10 on Sky News and Channel 4, replied: "Look, there's nothing in there as we're not going to do it". Mr Corbyn and Prime Minister Theresa May were questioned separately by the studio audience and interviewed by Jeremy Paxman after the PM refused to go head-to-head with other party leaders in a debate. Read More »

Philippines army 'in full control' of Marawi

Residents of Marawi have fled to nearby Iligan City since clashes broke out last Tuesday afternoon. Government forces have regained complete control of the city of Marawi and the clashes with the ISIL-linked Maute group will soon come to an end, spokesman of the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Monday. Read More »

Significant dates in life of ex-Panamanian dictator Noriega

He accused Washington of a "conspiracy" to keep him behind bars and tied his legal troubles to his refusal to cooperate with a USA plan aimed at toppling Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista government in the 1980s. When he returned to Panama to begin his military career in earnest, he went into the intelligence services, where he quickly cultivated a stellar reputation among his fellow officers. Read More »

Netanyahu's pledge: Jerusalem 'will not be divided again'

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Yet for all his talk about overseeing the ultimate deal, there has been a curious gap in Trump's public rhetoric. Without naming anyone in particular, Rubin tells OneNewsNow that Trump is getting "bad advice" from his advisers about moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - a campaign promise that has yet to be realized. Read More »

N.Korea Suspected in Global Ransomware Attack

The researchers said they would have to study the code more. "It is similar to North Korea's backdoor malicious codes", said Simon Choi, a senior researcher with Hauri who has done extensive research into North Korea's hacking capabilities and advises South Korean police and National Intelligence Service. Read More »

Korea defends latest missile launch, seeks support

Hong said he would discuss North Korea with high-ranking officials in Washington . Speaking ahead of an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council following North Korea's latest missile test at the weekend, Haley said she believed the United States and others would agree with North Korea's neighbor and ally China on how to respond to the launch. Read More »

On Israel, Trump has moved from outsider to wimp

In recent weeks, supporters of Israel who back Trump have expressed frustration with several issues connected to the president's visit, as well as a lack of clarity on whether he meant to follow through on statements he made during the campaign saying he would move the US Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Read More »

Modi praises Germanys success in football, Bundesliga

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Prime Minister Modi said that they conducted a comprehensive review of regional and global issues in the India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations. Modi, who arrived in Berlin earlier in the day to start his six-day, four-nation tour of Germany, Spain , Russia and France, also urged Europe to play a lead role in tackling the menace of terrorism. Read More »

China warns against chaos in Korean region

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It said North Korea will closely watch how South Korea's "confrontation hysteria" would develop. Relations between the Koreas are in one of their lowest ebbs now mainly due to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. Pyongyang's actions are holding South Korea and neighboring countries at risk, and there is need to "take that risk away without taking his systems away", he said. Read More »