• Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS
Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS

In the meantime, Turkey's defense minister declared that the move to arm the Kurds is a "crisis", adding to the statement from the Turkish deputy prime minister that the decision is " unacceptable ". On Wednesday morning, the Turkish government denounced the U.S. decision. I hope they turn back from this mistake. "Such a policy will not be be...

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  • Oil prices edge up in anticipation of extended crude output cut
Oil prices edge up in anticipation of extended crude output cut

Saudi Arabia told Asian refiners of its first cuts in crude allocations since OPEC's output reduction took effect in January. Overnight, crude futures settled higher on Wednesday, as investors cheered the latest report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), showing USA crude inventories fell more than expected.

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  • North Korea poses 'existential' threat, US intel chief warns
North Korea poses 'existential' threat, US intel chief warns

Coats declined to provide such details in an open hearing. LTG Vincent Stewart, the Defense Intelligence Agency's director, also testified before a Senate panel on Thursday that the situation is grim and that the United States must do "something very different" in Afghanistan or else the Taliban will make new advances on the battlefield.

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  • Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Michael Flynn
Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Michael Flynn

News of the subpoenas came amid other shockwaves rocking Washington this week, namely the firing of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday night. Obama himself told one of his closest advisers that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which by then had been investigating Trump associates' possible ties to Russian Federation for about six months, s...

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  • Delhi HC clears decks for IT assessment into National Herald case
Delhi HC clears decks for IT assessment into National Herald case

Earlier, in an application filed by Bhartiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy, the Patiala House Court had given its nod to investigate the matter, which the Gandhis challenged in the Delhi High Court. Swamy had on 10 February filed the list of witnesses before the court which had on 26 December previous year given him the last opportunity to ...

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  • Naseemuddin Siddiqui, expelled BSP leader, releases tapes of his conversation with Mayawati
Naseemuddin Siddiqui, expelled BSP leader, releases tapes of his conversation with Mayawati

To support his claim, he played six audio clip of his phone conversations with Mayawati and said he had 150 such records, according to PTI. Siddiqui's stature increased after Mayawati expelled them from the party.He was under the lokayukta's scanner on the charge of having assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

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  • Juventus beats Monaco 2-1 to reach Champions League final
Juventus beats Monaco 2-1 to reach Champions League final

But it will be Juventus playing one of the Madrid clubs in Cardiff; can they go all the way? Deschamps though, who handed Mbappe his France debut earlier this season, believes moving in the summer would be the wrong step for the striker. This made the scoreline 2-0 and confirmed that they will be moving to the finals of the champions league . ...

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  • In Response To 'Sanctuary' Law, ACLU Warns Against Traveling To Texas
In Response To 'Sanctuary' Law, ACLU Warns Against Traveling To Texas

The law makes ignoring an immigration detainer a Class A misdemeanor, Breitbart Texas reported . "While supporters of SB 4 have presented it as a "law and order" measure, the reality is different", Raul A. "Elected officials and law enforcement agencies don't get to pick and choose which laws they will obey", Abbott said about the law. Gal...

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  • U.S. defense chief affirms commitment to protecting Turkey
U.S. defense chief affirms commitment to protecting Turkey

The U.S. -led coalition fighting the Islamic State group says the Kurdish-led Syrian opposition forces' capture of a key town and nearby dam in eastern Syria from the militants undermines IS's ability to defend its de facto capital, Raqqa. Turkey has repeatedly called on the U.S.to end its ties to the PKK/PYD and offered to help take Raqqah. The ...

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  • Conservatives gunning for Salmond's seat after success in Aberdeenshire
Conservatives gunning for Salmond's seat after success in Aberdeenshire

The full results of last week's Scottish council election have been published - showing the SNP won 32% of the first preference votes. Similarly, Labour would be attacked by the SNP if local politicians struck up partnerships with the Conservatives.

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  • USA holds back-channel talks with North Korea
USA holds back-channel talks with North Korea

According to Kim Mi-ok, Kim Hak-song had been teaching agricultural techniques at Pyongyang University for Science and Technology and did not engage in any missionary work. Tensions between North Korea and its chief adversaries - the US and South Korea - have been rising over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, as well as joint U.S.

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  • Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged
Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

The U.S. economy grew at a sluggish 0.7 percent in the first quarter - the lowest rate in the last three years. "The statement makes it very clear that the Fed does not take the reported slowdown in first-quarter growth seriously", Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, wrote in an email to clients.

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  • Akhilesh should step down as Samajwadi Party chief: Aparna Yadav
Akhilesh should step down as Samajwadi Party chief: Aparna Yadav

In his reaction, Akhilesh Yadav said he welcomes more "secular politics", and added, "I don't know what shape this will take". Mulayam Singh had on Sunday told a gathering in Mainpuri that anointing Akhilesh as Chief Minister was his "big mistake" after which the party fortunes nosedived.

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  • Some rivers receding, but Mississippi River remains high
Some rivers receding, but Mississippi River remains high

The Mississippi River that separates Missouri and IL was projected to reach 48.5 feet on Saturday near Cape Girardeau, just below its record high of 48.9 feet. Louis Health Care System. The soaked levee did hold, and Mayor Michael Pennise said Thursday that residents could return starting at 8 a.m. Friday.

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  • China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier
China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier

It was towed from its dockyard at 9AM yesterday, after being officially unveiled for the first time in Dalian, a northern port city. China first announced the construction of its new carrier in late December 2015. After years of refurbishing and outfitting, it was finally put into service in 2012. Little is known about China's aircraft carri...

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  • Serie A: Juve held at home; Napoli go 2nd
Serie A: Juve held at home; Napoli go 2nd

But Sinisa Mihajlovic's visitors lost midfielder Afriyie Acquah in the 57th minute after he was sent off for a second bookable offence. Massimiliano Allegri has distanced Juventus from a move for Torino striker Andrea Belotti, suggesting the Italy star would not be compatible in attack with Gonzalo Higuain.

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  • Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes
Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes

And he was able to do it. "And I can tell you also, I don't believe that the president of China, who is a very respected man, will be happy either", Trump said in excerpts of the interview released Saturday. 'It is a chess game . "So, this is something that we know we can not tolerate in terms of a risk to the American people". It reported...

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  • White House expects Senate to change healthcare bill, but retain principles
White House expects Senate to change healthcare bill, but retain principles

The bill , titled the Working Families Flexibility Act and sponsored by Alabama Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, would allow private sector employees to convert accrued overtime pay into paid time off. So the need for Congress to act - to advance policies that will make our workplaces more fair and family friendly for all workers, no matter where t...

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  • North Korea confirms latest detention of American citizen
North Korea confirms latest detention of American citizen

North Korea said on Wednesday an American man it had detained in late April, the third USA citizen being held by the isolated country, was intercepted because he was attempting to commit "hostile acts". "The protection of USA citizens is one of the Department's highest priorities", the department said in a statement. The U.S. State Department had...

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  • Steelers take linebacker TJ Watt with 30th pick in draft
Steelers take linebacker TJ Watt with 30th pick in draft

The Steelers wanted to add a corner that was adept at playing man coverage and Sutton fits the bill. T.J. Watt , the first Wisconsin linebacker to be picked in the first round of the NFL Draft, has played on the defensive side of the ball for less than two years.

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  • Does Turkey Think Trump's Resolve in Syria is Weakening?
Does Turkey Think Trump's Resolve in Syria is Weakening?

Erdogan is due in Washington on May 16 for his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. On Friday, US troops embedded with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia - without the consent of Damascus - began patrolling on the other side of the frontier in a clear warning to Ankara not to repeat last week's air raids on US allies in Syria.

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  • Environmental protesters return to Washington as Trump passes milestone
Environmental protesters return to Washington as Trump passes milestone

The Peoples Climate Marches in dozens of cities including the US capital, are part of a broader effort to build momentum behind candidates with strong environmental records for next year's midterm elections and the 2020 presidential race, organizers said.

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  • Suspended Alabama chief justice Moore declares US Senate bid
Suspended Alabama chief justice Moore declares US Senate bid

Asked about those races in a press conference last week , Moore said he would make a decision after discussions with his family. A judicial discipline panel suspended Moore after ruling that he urged probate judges to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples.

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  • Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir army camp attack
Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir army camp attack

During the attack, that is being dubbed as a Uri style attack, five Indian soldiers were left injured and were subsequently rushed to Srinagar. The Indian army officer claimed that two attackers were killed during a search operation in the area.

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  • France's 11 presidential hopefuls stake out positions on TV
France's 11 presidential hopefuls stake out positions on TV

Le Pen has led most of the polls, though surveys show four candidates clustered at the top. Emmanuel Macron , head of the political movement En Marche! "Today fundamentalist Islam is waging war and ... He first was elected to Parliament in 1981, when he was 27. France's CAC 40 equities index rose on Thursday and the premium the French stat...

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  • Press Freedom in US, Canada Declining at 'Alarming' Rate
Press Freedom in US, Canada Declining at 'Alarming' Rate

At the other end of the spectrum, Eritrea's decision to allow foreign media crews into the country meant it was replaced in last position by North Korea for the first time since 2007. The report represents a country-by-country survey on the level of freedom available to journalists, rating 180 nations on indicators such as censorship, intimidation...

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  • Netanyahu Threatens To Skip German Talks If FM Meets 'Breaking The Silence'
Netanyahu Threatens To Skip German Talks If FM Meets 'Breaking The Silence'

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel was due to meet with "civil society" groups in Israel on Tuesday, a Berlin spokeswoman said. He had also told German public television station ZDF that a decision to cancel the meeting would be "extremely regrettable".

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  • US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visits Afghanistan
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visits Afghanistan

The Taliban has taken credit for the attack. President Donald Trump has been urged to send more troops to Afghanistan to help support local forces in their battle against the Taliban. Mattis is expected to meet with Afghan officials and USA troops during his visit, the final stop on a week-long tour of six nations which Mattis said was meant to...

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  • United Nations chief: Yemen meeting draws US$1.1b in pledges
United Nations chief: Yemen meeting draws US$1.1b in pledges

A United Nations appeal for $2.1 billion for Yemen is only 15 percent covered, Guterres said at the conference opening. Earlier at the conference Mr Guterres said Yemen needed massive funds to avert starvation and that the country's warring parties must ensure humanitarian aid can be delivered.

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  • Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan
Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan

Trump is at a low ebb in terms of popularity for a new president and amid intense debate as to whether he has delivered on many of his campaign promises. On Tuesday, the official scorekeeper for Congress dealt the argument - and Trump's plan - another blow. "I didn't put Supreme Court judge on the 100 (day) plan, and I got a Supreme Court judge".

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  • Labour to guarantee European Union citizens' rights if wins election
Labour to guarantee European Union citizens' rights if wins election

He said: "Only Labour or the Tories can form a government, and I implore Scots to fight for the party of progress, and not the vicious Tory Party, who, alongside their previous coalition partners, the Lib Dems, unleashed an unprecedented attack on working people in this country".

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  • Street protests unacceptable, Turkish PM warns opposition
Street protests unacceptable, Turkish PM warns opposition

On Tuesday, the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) requested the poll be scrapped due to alleged violations, including vote rigging. He also denied claims that the changes would enact a one-man rule. In a statement on Monday morning, the YSK said the ballot papers and envelopes brou...

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  • Exxon seeks OK to resume Russian oil venture
Exxon seeks OK to resume Russian oil venture

However, the Street.com reported that Trump administration Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin has said that US companies should obey the sanction orders until they are lifted. There are suspicions from Congress around the role of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who worked at Exxon Mobile for four decades. Exxon did not reply to a request...

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  • Queens Fire: 5 Victims, Possible Fatalities In Huge Jamaica Blaze, Police Say
Queens Fire: 5 Victims, Possible Fatalities In Huge Jamaica Blaze, Police Say

Mayor de Blasio was visibly moved as he spoke to reporters just yard away from smoldering scene after the fire was under control. "This is a awful, sad time for this block, for this community, and for this city", Nigro said. A catastrophic fire broke out Sunday in a two-story home in Queens, killing at least five people, including three children....

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  • Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'
Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'

The concept of the White House working on speeding up the crashing of the Affordable Care Act could force both sides to the negotiations faster than expected. That lower-cost coverage could come with a higher deductible, though, which means those customers will need to pay more out of their own pockets for most care before the insurer starts paying...

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