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South Korea condemned the test as a "grave threat" and a challenge to the new leader who advocates dialogue with North Korea in a break from his conservative predecessors. Despite Trump's strident warnings, James Mattis, the U.S. secretary of defence, said in an interview that aired on Sunday before the launch that a war with North Korea would be "catastrophic".
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    Gay marriage advocates, however, insist the matter is about equality. Although Taiwan is known as a liberal island compared to its neighbors across Asia, not everyone has supported the push for marriage equality. Taiwan's first female president, Tsai Ing-wen, has been supported gay marriage even before her election in 2016. Taiwan already has a large gay community and their annual gay pride parade is the biggest in Asia.
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    Putin's comments backed up a blog post by Microsoft President Brad Smith over the weekend. His comments came after the president of Microsoft Brad Smith blamed US intelligence agencies, including the CIA and NSA, for "stockpiling" software code that can be used by hackers.
  • President Donald Trump addresses graduates of US Coast Guard Academy

    President Donald Trump addresses graduates of US Coast Guard Academy

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    Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn", a White House official told NBC News. "You will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve. If only Trump could have responded with presidential magnanimity and kept the focus on the accomplishments of the graduates in his less than 30-minute speech.
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    France's new foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian (John-Eve Le DREE-on), has vowed to promote the country's "key role" in the global community. France will be the European Union's only member with nuclear weapons and a permanent seat on the U.N.
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    Macron fue recibido a las 10:00 hora local por Hollande, y ambos mantuvieron un encuentro que se extendió por más de una hora. Siguiendo el protocolo, el presidente del Consejo Constitucional, Laurent Fabius , es el encargado de proclamar los resultados oficiales de las elecciones que dieron la victoria a Macron , antes de que el general Benoît Puga le imponga el collar de Gran Maestro de la Orden Nacional de la Legión de Honor .
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    Slavitt notes those reductions would come at the expense of rising costs for many sicker and low-income people as well as Coloradans between 50 and 60 who would no longer be able to afford insurance. The budget office concluded that on average , premiums for people buying their own insurance would eventually be lower than under Obama's 2010 law under the House bill.
  • Reports swirling about Kushner and Russian Federation probe — AP Report

    Reports swirling about Kushner and Russian Federation probe — AP Report

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    Kushner, a close adviser to Trump , went so far as to suggest using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States to protect such a channel from being monitored, The Post said , quoting U.S. The claim comes from intercepts of conversations between Russia's ambassador and Moscow. "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings", Gorelick said in a statement Thursday.
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    Casi un año antes del crimen Abedi abrió una cuenta bancaria que usó posteriormente para comprar clavos y tornillos con los que llenaría el dispositivo explosivo. "Regresaré a la valiente ciudad de Manchester para pasar tiempo con mis fans y tener un concierto benéfico y conseguir dinero para las víctimas y sus familias".
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    The leaders of Germany and France expressed disappointment, according to The Associated Press. At a meeting of the Group of Seven in Sicily this week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated that Trump's G7 peers lobbied him hard on the issue of climate change .
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    Earlier in the day UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she would address repeated intelligence leaks by USA media when she meets President Donald Trump on Thursday. "But I can say that they are perfectly clear about the situation and that it shouldn't happen again". U.S broadcasters, drawing on USA sources, named the suspected killer as Salman Abedi hours before Manchester police revealed his identity.
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    During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump had called for a " total and complete shutdown " of Muslims entering the U.S. But Sunday he outlined his vision for U.S. As the participants laughed, Trump responded: "I agree". "Love your shoes. Boy, those shoes". Trump's speech marked a departure from his rhetoric on the campaign and in the Oval Office - at least, to a degree.
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    Horas antes la policía arrestó a otros tres hombres en Manchester en relación con el ataque del lunes en un concierto de Ariana Grande que dejó 22 muertos. La Ministra británica de Interior, Amber Rudd , dijo que es probable que él no actuó solo y agregó que el terrorista era conocido hasta cierto punto por los servicios secretos británicos.
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    Se trata de una cena de trabajo en la que en unas tres horas los líderes abordarán el reparto justo de las cargas en la Alianza y cómo reforzar la lucha antiterrorista, tras una primera parte ceremonial de su encuentro en la que inauguraron la nueva sede de la organización.
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    But officials said most reservoirs were now so full they were in danger of spilling over and flooding communities living downstream. Relief officials said the monsoon had been expected, yet the rainfall was at unexpected levels. Earth and rocks had crashed down in such a way that survival was unlikely and most of the affected places were still flooded, making access hard. As the catastrophic landslides and floods that have plagued Sri Lanka in the last three days, the Indian Government has ...
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    More than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. The Abedi family has close ties to the family of al-Qaida veteran Abu Anas al-Libi, who was snatched by USA special forces off a Tripoli street in 2013 for alleged involvement in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa, and died in USA custody in 2015.
  • Palestinian prisoners in Israel end hunger strike

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    The main complaints by the detainees were that they wanted to be allowed family visits more often, and access to supervised phone calls with relatives. Israel had sentenced Faqha to nine terms of life imprisonment for directing deadly suicide bombing attacks. The Palestinian Authority will now fund the second visit, according to Hebrew media.
  • CCTV images of Manchester bomber on night of attack released

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    The Manchester Arena suicide bombing left 22 dead, including seven children, and scores of others injured, the worst atrocity to hit Britain since the July 7 attacks in 2005. Greater Manchester Police did not reveal where it was taken or at what stage of the evening. Some hours later, police cordoned off a large area in the Moss Side area of south Manchester and houses were evacuated with a bomb disposal unit sent to the scene.
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    NCAA TRACK & FIELD: PSU's Barrett qualifies for nationals

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    She did not qualify in either the 100 or 200 meters. The NCAA Outdoor Championships are scheduled to take place June 7-10 at Hayward Field, home of the University of OR track and field team. Kyle Kling finished 43rd in discus with a mark of 160-0, while Ricky Hurley competed in the discus but was not able to record a legal mark at his first regional meet.
  • French president admits intense handshake with Trump 'wasn't innocent'

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    Speaking alongside Macron at the United States embassy, Trump said: "It is my great honor to be with the newly elected president of France, who ran an incredible campaign and had a tremendous victory". In October, Putin abruptly shelved a trip to Paris after Hollande alleged that Russian Federation could face war crime charges over Syria. Earlier this week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the agenda of talks would be wide-ranging, including bilateral cooperation, coordination ...
  • Condena ONU atentado terrorista en Egipto

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    Asimismo, se refirió a "los efectos devastadores de estos ataques" y cuestionó el hecho de que los cinco miembros permanentes del Consejo de Seguridad "sean responsables del 75% del comercio mundial de armas ". Según reseñó el portal de El Observador de Uruguay , de igual manera, expuso que así como el 75% de la comercialización de armas procede de naciones miembros del Consejo de Seguridad , el 73% de los consumidores atañen a estados pobres.
  • Ragin' Cajuns Collapse In Ninth, Stunned By Georgia Southern In Extras

    Ragin' Cajuns Collapse In Ninth, Stunned By Georgia Southern In Extras

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    South Alabama (39-19) scored single runs in the 3rd, 4th and 5th innings to take a 3-0 lead but Steven Curry's two run single got Georgia Southern within a run. Unlike the previous two games, Texas State's bullpen couldn't keep this one within reach as starting pitcher Cam Baird was pulled after 1 2/3 innings for sophomore Brandon Lewis.
  • Kushner proposed secret communications with Russian Federation

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    Schiff was particularly concerned about a Washington Post report that the back channel would have been conducted at a Russian diplomatic facility to avoid monitoring in United States communications systems. He said he leaned toward "naivete" as an explanation, though he did not find it comforting. "There is no way this can be explained, from the intelligence perspective", said Malcolm Nance, a retired naval officer and expert on terrorism and intelligence, speaking on MSNBC late Friday.
  • Piden a Trump disculparse por empujar a primer ministro de Montenegro

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    La imagen del presidente estadunidense apartando de un empujón al primer ministro de Montenegro encantó a los opositores a la adhesión a la OTAN de este país de los Balcanes. Para muchos, el gesto fue particularmente desconsiderado, pues ocurrió durante la primera participación de Montenegro en una cumbre de la OTAN , organización a la cual recién ingresó.
  • Cae otro sospechoso por atentado de Manchester; van 12 detenidos

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    La mujer dijo que su hijo, de 22 años , partió de Libia al Reino Unido cuatro días antes de perpetrar el atentado a la salida de un concierto de Ariana Grande . Estados Unidos cree que con este entrenamiento el Estado Islámico preparó el escenario para que el terrorista suicida llevase a cabo su ataque, dijo el funcionario a CNN, y apuntó que otros miembros de la familia de Abedi también se radicalizaron.
  • McMaster 'Not Concerned' With New Reports About Jared Kushner, Russia

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    Russia , a pivotal player in Syria, has backed Syrian President Bashar Assad, often at the expense of civilians during a long civil war. Both those meetings have since been publicly acknowledged by the White House , but Kushner initially failed to declare them on forms submitted to obtain a security clearance.
  • UK terrorism threat reduced after wave of police raids targeting jihadist networks

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    Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said police have made "significant" arrests and "finds" and have got hold of a "large part" of the suspected network being sought over the atrocity. The 18-year-old was killed in the blast shortly after her favourite artist Ariana Grande left the stage at the Manchester Arena on Monday. "There will be more arrests, and there will be more searches, but this greater clarity and this progress has led.to the judgment that an attack is no longer imminent".
  • Maoists condemn aid given to CRPF men by Akshay, Saina

    Maoists condemn aid given to CRPF men by Akshay, Saina

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    Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and badminton ace Saina Nehwal's good deed for the families of CRPF jawans who were killed in a Naxal attack in Sukma seems to have angered the Maoists. Akshay Kumar is perhaps the only actor who made a decision to do something about the families of slain army personnel rather than just tweet sympathies for them.
  • Reports swirling about Kushner and back channel with Russia

    Reports swirling about Kushner and back channel with Russia

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    Mr Kushner, a close adviser to Mr Trump, went so far as to suggest using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States to protect such a channel from being monitored, The Post said , quoting United States officials briefed on intelligence reports .
  • Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

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    Christian's social media postings indicate an affinity for Nazis and political violence. Christian's mother told The Huffington Post that she could not imagine why her son would be involved in this, "unless he was on drugs or something".
  • Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues

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    Variety.com , via Allman's longtime manager Michael Lehman , has reported complications from liver cancer as the cause of death . In Haynes' tribute, he writes about worshipping the Allman Brothers Band as a musician growing up in the South and how the band blended "soul, blues, rock, country, jazz-all mixed together in a way no one had ever done before".
  • Police eye Oregon stabbing suspect's ideology

    Police eye Oregon stabbing suspect's ideology

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    The attack happened at the Hollywood Transit Center. "That people feel emboldened to come out and show their racism and bigotry in that way is horrifying to me". The incident unfolded on a commuter train hours before the start of Islam's holy month of Ramadan when a man started yelling ethnic and religious slurs toward two women who appeared to be Muslim.
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    Kisner told Sky Sports: "I'm just honoured to be the champion here and to come back every year and see my name on that wall is going to be something special". Steve Stricker (63), Brian Harman (65) and Scott Piercy (68) finished tied for seventh four shots behind Kisner. Singh used his power to move ahead of Langer Saturday at rain-softened Trump National, but Langer used his guile to stay close, setting up a duel for the title between the Hall of Famers.
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    The cynics among you will spot that these coordinated production cuts are aimed at repairing the massive supply glut that sent our precious crude crashing to unthinkably-low prices a year ago. The global benchmark crude traded at a premium of US$2.61 to WTI. Kazakh Ministry of Energy said on Friday Kazakhstan intends to continue fulfilling its obligation of reducing oil production by 20,000 barrels per day under the current quota.
  • Corea del Norte amenaza con represalias contra Seúl

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    Para el medio de comunicación norcoreano, este incidente es tan provocativo como lo fue el reciente despliegue de cuatro vehículos aéreos no tripulados estadounidenses Global Hawk en la base aérea estadounidense de Yokota, en Japón . La situación de la región empeoró aún más tras las maniobras militares a gran escala realizadas conjuntamente por EE.UU. y Corea del Sur , en respuesta a la cuales Corea del Norte declaró que no tenía miedo a una guerra contra Washington , de la que no ...
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    Chivas vs Tigres resultó un juegazo digno de la final del futbol mexicano en el cual las Chivas se impusieron con un marcador de 2-1 (4-3 global). Para el segundo tiempo, el argentino Ismael Sosa recibió un pase que Jesús Dueñas y le filtró al área, Sosa le ganó la espalda al defensa Carlos Salcido intentó resolver ante la salida de Cota, quien se quedó con el balón.
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    Many sent desperate text messages begging to be rescued and reporting that their homes had been destroyed, said Zia Alonto Adiong, an official in Lanao del Sur province, one of the country's poorest. CNN sources said their vehicle was stopped by about 20 armed men near a bridge in Mapandi, Marawi City. Hapilon escaped, and fighters loyal to him took over parts of the city, burning buildings, taking cover in houses and seizing about a dozen hostages, including a Catholic priest.
  • Trump lashes out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

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    McMaster said the report about Kushner's request for back-channel communications with Russians is "not something that we've been involved with or that I have any knowledge of", adding that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer could address the matter later.