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He signed a $110 billion defense deal with Saudi Arabia during the visit aimed at addressing the kingdom's defense needs while scaling back USA military involvement in specific operations. He criticised his main rival, Ebrahim Raisi , for his role in ordering the executions of political dissidents. "This description only clouds the reality of modern Iran".
  • Hassan Rouhani wins Iran's 12th presidential election

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    He congratulated him for the "confidence that the Iranian people gave to him to go forward in boosting Iran's status in the region and the world". Hassan Rouhani after winning the election on Saturday. He must also deal with an unpredictable and hawkish Trump administration that only reluctantly signed the sanctions waivers that are a central element of the nuclear agreement.
  • Nearly 740000 foreigners overstayed visas last year

    Nearly 740000 foreigners overstayed visas last year

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    There are also a lot of undocumented people in the USA who just overstay their welcome. The nexus of illegal immigration into the US has shifted away from the southwest border and into the country's air and sea ports, where more than 54 million visitors checked in past year - and almost 630,000 of them didn't go home, according to new numbers released Monday.
  • Merkel: British EU immigration cap would have price

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    Visiting Berlin on Monday, Macron "did not push for major, ambitious reforms (of the EU) because he knows the chancellor can not deliver until the elections in September", said Judy Dempsey of the Carnegie Europe think-tank. All these will have an impact on our citizens. Macron also struck some protectionist notes and said the bloc can't be naïve about others dumping on its economy and that workers in the European Union need to be better protected.
  • Billboard Music Awards 2017: Drake breaks record with 13 wins

    Billboard Music Awards 2017: Drake breaks record with 13 wins

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    Celebrating his record-breaking awards night, the Canadian rapper lit up the night sky with fireworks, as he performed in front of the iconic Fountains Of Bellagio. Wearing a white dress with large, puffy shoulders, she performed " My Heart Will Go On ". Miley Cyrus sang her new song " Malibu ", a mid-tempo, jam-rock ballad about kindling love on the beach that marks a more mature sound for the former child star famous for her brazen sexuality.
  • Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment — APNewsBreak

    Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment — APNewsBreak

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    The person spoke on condition anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss private interactions between Flynn and the committee. Flynn has previously sought immunity from what he described as "unfair prosecution" to cooperate with the committee.
  • Allardyce reveals expectations for Palace next season

    Allardyce reveals expectations for Palace next season

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    Manchester United bring down the curtain on their underwhelming Premier League season on Sunday when they entertain Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on the first anniversary of their FA Cup final win over the Eagles at Wembley. His involvement may have been brief, but his impact on the Palace defence has been clear. Palace were 17th and struggling badly for form when he took charge.
  • 3 foreign climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mount Everest

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    He explained that it takes most people 40 to 50 days to reach that point, and mountaineers can get summit fever. In 2015, he was on the mountain when a devastating natural disaster in Nepal triggered an avalanche that killed 18 climbers. A devastating natural disaster triggered another avalanche at the base camp in 2015, leaving 18 dead. Almost 300 people have died on the Mt Everest since the first ascent to the peak was made in 1953.
  • Democrats, watchdog seek Trump's ethics waivers

    Democrats, watchdog seek Trump's ethics waivers

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    OGE was created in the wake of the Watergate scandal to monitor ethics compliance, but the Trump Administration is denying it the ability to do so. For example, if an administration official once worked as a lobbyist, an ethics waiver could allow that person to bypass rules restricting the issues he or she can work on.
  • Christie: I wouldn't have let Flynn in White House

    Christie: I wouldn't have let Flynn in White House

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    And I made that very clear to candidate Trump and I made it very clear to President-elect Trump. He was appointed chairman of Trump's transition team, but was ultimately replaced by Vice President Mike Pence. "You know, if I were president I could decide who comes in and who doesn't". President Trump appointed Flynn as national security adviser, but he was quickly ousted after it was revealed he misled Vice President Pence and other top officials about his meetings with Russia's USA ...
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    Over the weekend, I developed a new irrational fear: being pulled into the water by a sea lion . Suddenly, a California sea lion comes for a visit. "Her family started feeding the animal, and the sea-lion started to become comfortable", Fujiwara said . A girl watching the sea lion stood near the edge of the dock and onlookers laughed when the animal rose out of the water and then went back in.
  • North Korea says ready to deploy, mass produce new missile

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    North Korea said on Monday it successfully tested what it called an intermediate-range ballistic missile, which met all technical requirements and could now be mass-produced, although USA officials and experts questioned the extent of its progress.
  • British Columbia election puts energy projects at risk

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    It's also very possible that after the final vote count, the Liberals will gain the seat they need to form a majority. A recount is ensured in the riding of Courtney-Comox on Vancouver Island because the NDP is hanging on by only nine votes.
  • Trump Becomes First Sitting US President to Visit Western Wall

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    The prime minister inserts: "I can testify to that". The president is scheduled to meet next with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later Monday, and the two will deliver remarks. In his speech, Trump called on Muslim leaders to confront "the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds". Arriving directly from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Trump expressed his hope for cooperation among USA allies in the Middle East.
  • Dutch King reveals he piloted KLM jets for 21 years

    Dutch King reveals he piloted KLM jets for 21 years

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    The king told the Dutch newspaper Telegraaf this week that he is rarely recognized in his KLM uniform and cap and he never uses his name when he's talking with passengers. Willem-Alexander-the first King of the Netherlands in 123 years after three successive queens, including his mother Queen Beatrix, who abdicated four years ago-said he finds solace and concentration in flying.
  • The Mysterious Death of Seth Rich

    The Mysterious Death of Seth Rich

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    The private investigator who said he was working for Rich's parents was actually just hired by some rich guy in Texas. WikiLeaks later backed off the claim, saying Assange's statement "should not be taken to imply that Seth Rich was a source for WikiLeaks", nor that his death was connected to the leaked emails.
  • Trump say it's possible he could pick FBI head by next week

    Trump say it's possible he could pick FBI head by next week

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    But the New York Times later reported that Trump had asked Comey multiple times that night for a pledge of loyalty, and each time, Comey said he couldn't do it. installations in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. The Trump administration is looking to fill the job, which requires Senate confirmation, after Trump abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday.
  • Mississippi rep apologizes for lynching comments

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    The Republican lawmaker wrote he wished to extend an apology for any embarrassment he caused to his colleagues and fellow Mississippians. In 2015, the New Orleans City Council voted to take down the four statues around the city - a move that triggered a heated, prolonged debate that involved legal challenges, death threats, violent protests and the national spotlight.
  • High society: Pippa Middleton to marry at almost-royal event

    High society: Pippa Middleton to marry at almost-royal event

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    Middleton came to the church accompanied by her father Michael in a vintage convertible. Prince William and Prince Harry arrived together wearing formal suits . The duchess arrived with the young group, who wore outfits by exclusive children's clothing company Pepa & Co, and marshalled them back into the two luxury limousines that ferried them to the church.
  • Macron poised to launch next stage of his French 'revolution'

    Macron poised to launch next stage of his French 'revolution'

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    European stocks closed near their highest level since August 2015, ending the session little changed after centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential election, indicating investors had mostly priced in the outcome that polls had consistently predicted.
  • Rumours hint at meeting between Rajinikanth and Narendra Modi

    Rumours hint at meeting between Rajinikanth and Narendra Modi

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    He has no idea about the constitution, fundamental rights or any such matter. "It is better he sticks to cinema, since he can deliver dialogues well and entertain people", Swamy told ANI. "These are Tamil extremists who have been brainwashed by the British and follow the Dravidian theory. That has to change", the actor had said on Friday.
  • France's Macron holds 1st Cabinet meeting; half are women

    France's Macron holds 1st Cabinet meeting; half are women

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    Tuesday Pope Francis sent a telegram to the new President of France, Emmanuel Macron, offering his prayers and wishes that in his new role, he will support the rich moral and spiritual traditions of the country, including that of Christianity.
  • Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

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    House Speaker Joe Straus had called Patrick's threat "regrettable". Following a whirlwind weekend in the Texas Legislature that pushed abortion restrictions , religious objections and a so-called "bathroom bill" toward the desk of Republican Gov.
  • Trump arrives in Israel in search of 'the ultimate deal'

    Trump arrives in Israel in search of 'the ultimate deal'

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    President Donald Trump sought to rebut claims Monday that he damaged Israeli intelligence capabilities by revealing highly classified information to Russian operatives earlier this month. Palestinians, who viewed Trump's victory with some trepidation, are said to have been pleasantly surprised by Trump's openness during a recent meeting with Abbas in Washington.
  • Times Square driver sought mental help

    Times Square driver sought mental help

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    Bouquets of flowers had been placed on top and on the sides, along with candles and stuffed animals. Last year, city officials installed 200 custom-made bollards in the Times Square area, enlisting the California-based Calpipe Security Bollards to manufacture and help design special 8 1/2-inch diameter (22 centimeter) hunks of metal that are embedded in the ground and spaced about 4 feet (1 meter) apart, said Rob Reiter, the company's security consultant.
  • GTA 6 Will Snub PS4 Pro For Project Scorpio

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    Xbox engineering lead Mike Ybarra confirmed that Microsoft will not force developers to ensure there is frame rate parity between Scorpio and Xbox One games. "We have no requirements limiting framerate or fidelity". The problem, however, appears to be the result of Bungie and publisher Activision wanting their game to look the same on PlayStation and Xbox platforms, rather than Microsoft holding back developers for cross-console generation parity reasons.
  • Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director

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    Trump met with Lieberman Wednesday and found him "agreeable", a source said . Along with former Republican Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Lieberman helps lead the political group No Labels, an organization aimed at promoting bipartisanism. Lieberman, Al Gore's running mate in the 2000 presidential election, has no experience as an FBI agent or as a federal judge or prosecutor unlike past FBI directors .
  • Arctic Is Changing as U.S. Mulls Climate Policy, Tillerson Says

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    President Trump promised in his election campaign to withdraw from the 2015 Paris accord, which commits nearly 200 nations to reducing emissions that lead to climate change. That non-binding worldwide agreement went into effect past year and calls for countries to set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The council adopted a nine-page declaration, which notes that the arctic is warming at more than twice the rate of the global average.
  • Former official says she warned White House about Flynn

    Former official says she warned White House about Flynn

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    Republican Sen. John Cornyn said her actions with regard to the executive order were "enormously disappointing" and accused her of undermining the powers of the President because she disagreed with Trump's order "as a policy matter". Ms. Yates refused to discuss the details, citing confidentiality reasons, and stuck to the formulation that Mr. Flynn's "underlying conduct" made him susceptible to Russian blackmail.
  • Macron's first non-Europe trip focuses on fighting extremism

    Macron's first non-Europe trip focuses on fighting extremism

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    This trip is Mr Macron's second foreign visit since his inauguration on Sunday. He said he had discussed Mali with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday and the two made a decision to "strengthen our cooperation further to help the countries of the region".
  • Seoul says North Korea's latest missile test dashes hopes for peace

    Seoul says North Korea's latest missile test dashes hopes for peace

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    South Korea's military has indicated that Sunday's missile launch was part of North Korea's basic schedule, suggesting that Pyongyang did not even consider USA pressure. In February, North Korea used a launcher truck to fire a solid-fuel missile that it calls the Pukguksong (Polaris)-2, a land-based version of a submarine-launched missile the country revealed earlier.
  • 'Blatant' US strike in western Syria's al-Tanf was deadly, state

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    U.S. forces, accompanied by Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters, drive their armored vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah, on the border with Turkey on April 28, 2017. Dunford said during Friday's press briefing. Such zones are agreed upon between Russian Federation and the coalition, and are created to stop either side inadvertently striking the other's forces on the ground and in the air.
  • Solon American Legion Memorial Day services announced

    Solon American Legion Memorial Day services announced

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    It reminds Americans of the price paid by veterans to protect their nation's freedoms. "On Memorial Day we remember and honor those who have fallen in service to their country and acknowledge and thank those still with us", the news release stated.
  • European Investment Bank supports China's Belt and Road strategy

    European Investment Bank supports China's Belt and Road strategy

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    The meeting included Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and presidents or prime ministers from Italy, Hungary, Greece, Kenya and most of China's Asian neighbours but no major Western leaders. "It is our hope through the Belt and Road development, we will unleash new economic forces for global growth, build new platforms for global development, and rebalance economic globalisation so mankind will move closer to a community of common destiny", Xi ...
  • Canadian woman's cutout of Spicer in bush gets attention

    Canadian woman's cutout of Spicer in bush gets attention

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    However, Guilfoyle won't be taking Spicer's job as Fox News said she's still under a long term contract. On May 10, the White House Press Secretary found himself hiding among the bushes on the White House lawn as he attempted to collect himself before addressing the media following FBI Director James Comey's surprise firing by President Trump, per a Washington Post report .
  • Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

    Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

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    To be sure, impeachment remains a distant hypothetical threat. Comey intends to "go public" with the memos from his interactions with Trump, according to NBC's Ken Dilanian. Trump called this action a "witch hunt" and stated that he has been treated worse than any other politician. This is about America. Our opposition to him ought to be rooted in our broad opposition to the Republican Party's increasing reliance on white supremacy and military supremacy as a framework for its political ...
  • Monday is D-Day if you want to vote in the General Election

    Monday is D-Day if you want to vote in the General Election

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    Now those who have not registered are being urged to ensure then do so to make sure they have can take part in the snap poll. How do I find out if I'm already registered? Data showed in some areas there were tens of thousands of adult residents not on the electoral roll.
  • Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

    Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

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    During a speech which lasted around 10 minutes, Assange criticised the European Union, claiming detention and extradition without charge had become a feature of the bloc. Now the United States , CIA's Director (Mike) Pompeo and the USA attorney general have said that I and other WikiLeaks staff have no rights, we have no First Amendment rights, and that my arrest and the arrest of our other staff is a priority.
  • Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner faces charges in sexting case

    Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner faces charges in sexting case

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    Anthony Weiner surrendered to the Federal Bureau of Investigation yesterday morning and was released on bail after agreeing to turn in his passport, limit his travel to NY and continue mental health treatment. The girl and her father reportedly did not want to press charges because she believed the relationship with Weiner was consensual . The investigation of his laptop led to the discovery of a cache of emails from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to her top aide Huma ...
  • Samsung to showcase world's first 'stretchable' display

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    According to Korean media outlets which first reported the news, the stretchable display is "the most advanced flexible display" to date. This new screen will reportedly be able to bend in two directions, and can be stretched up to 12 millimeters when pressed without losing its image.
  • Russians Bragged They Could Use Flynn Relationship To Influence Trump

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    The publication said they spoke with current and former USA officials, who were unnamed. One former Federal Bureau of Investigation official and a second government official said Trump thought he owed Flynn for how things ended up and was determined to clear Flynn's name and bring him back to the White House.