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Trump Meets With G7 Leaders In Italy

26/05/2017

President Trump is at a G7 summit in the Sicilian coastal town of Taormina Friday with the leaders of Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Britain, and Canada. He started the day with a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the only leader who wasn’t with Trump in Brussels for a NATO summit on Thursday....
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Gunmen In Egypt Attack Bus Carrying Coptic Christians, Killing At Least 20

26/05/2017

On Friday, a group of at least eight gunmen dressed in military uniforms attacked a bus and pickup truck carrying Coptic Christians traveling to St. Samuel Monastery in Egypt’s Minya province, about 140 miles south of Cairo. At least 20 people were killed in the attack, including children. No group has yet claimed responsibility,...
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Trump Pushed Montenegro PM To Get To The Front World Leaders

25/05/2017

During his first joint meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organization leaders, President Trump on Thursday appeared to push aside the prime minister of Montenegro aside. In a video of the interaction, the president comes up from behind and then shoves Montenegro’s Dusko Markovic to get to the front of the group of world leaders....
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Trump Meets EU, NATO Leaders In Brussels

25/05/2017

On Thursday in Brussels, President Trump met for the first time with leaders of the European Union and NATO, the 27-member alliance he once dismissed as “obsolete.” Trump arrived in Brussels on Wednesday, after a stop in Italy. Following a meeting at the European Union headquarters with European Council President Donald Tusk and European...
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U.K. Cuts Off U.S. From Manchester Attack Intel Over Leaks

25/05/2017

U.K. officials have stopped sharing information related to Monday night’s Manchester bombing with their U.S. counterparts after repeated leaks to the American media, the BBC reports. Crime-scene photos showing blood from the victims of the attack were published in The New York Times, enraging British authorities. The name of the suspected bomber, Salman Abedi,...
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U.K. Raises Threat Level To ‘Critical’ Following Manchester Attack

23/05/2017

The U.K. has increased its terrorist threat level to the highest possible “critical” for the first time in a decade, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday. The designation means a terror attack is considered “imminent” and allows for military personnel to be deployed instead of police officers at public events. The decision comes...
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At Least 20 Dead & Hundreds Injured After Explosion At Ariana Grande Gig

22/05/2017

An explosion at a concert in Manchester, England has killed and injured several people, police say. The explosion happened inside Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande was performing. A concertgoer told The Guardian there was “quite a loud explosion heard from inside the Manchester arena and it shook, then everyone screamed and tried to get...
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President Trump In Tel Aviv, Israel For Mideast Peace Talks

22/05/2017

President Trump arrived in Israel from Saudi Arabia on Monday, for a 36-hour visit that includes a meeting in the West Bank with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Trump will also meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and has scheduled a visit to the Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem and a 15-minute tour of...
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Kim Jong Un Calls For Rapid Mass Production Of New Missile

22/05/2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered Sunday’s launch of a new medium-range missile, and after it was deemed a success, he “approved the deployment of this weapon system for action” and called for it to be “rapidly mass-produced,” North Korean state media said. The Pukguksong-2 missile traveled for about 310 miles, reaching a...
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Trump To Embark On High-Stakes 8-Day Trip Abroad

19/05/2017

President Trump sets off Friday on his first foreign tour since taking office, making five stops in four countries over eight days. Joined by first lady Melania Trump and a large retinue of advisers, Trump will visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, and Belgium. The agenda includes attending the NATO and G7 summits; meetings with...
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Swedish Prosecutor Drops Assange Rape Investigation

19/05/2017

Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into sexual-assault allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Officials will hold a press conference later Friday to expand on their decision to halt the seven-year legal standoff. The 45-year-old, who firmly denied the allegations he assaulted a woman in Sweden, took shelter in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London...
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Trump Campaign Had 18 Undisclosed Contacts With Russians

18/05/2017

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, along with other advisers to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, were in contact with Russians in at least 18 calls or emails during the last seven months of the election, according to records now under review by the FBI and congressional investigators. Reuters reports that at least six of...
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House Majority Leader in 2016: ‘I Think Putin Pays’ Trump – READ TRANSCRIPT

17/05/2017

One month before Donald Trump won the Republican nomination, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed in private that Trump was likely receiving payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” the Republican leader said in audio of a June 15, 2016 exchange, listened to, verified, and...
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Report: Israel Was Source Of Secret Trump Intel

16/05/2017

President Trump disclosed classified information provided by Israel during a talk with top Russian officials in the Oval Office, The New York Times reported Monday. As originally reported by the Washington Post, Trump shared the information with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last week during their visit to the White House....
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Yates: Russians Had ‘Real Leverage’ Over Flynn [VIDEO]

16/05/2017

Russian officials had “real leverage” over former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates told CNN. In a new interview with Anderson Cooper, Yates says Flynn was in a “serious compromise situation,” which led her to inform the White House. Before his dismissal, Flynn lied to Vice President Mike Pence,...
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Trump Admits Passing Intel To Russia After WH Denial

16/05/2017

President Trump appeared to confirm Tuesday that he revealed highly classified intelligence information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a meeting last week, as was first reported by The Washington Post on Monday night. “As president, I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled ...
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NATO Meeting Will Be Arranged Accordingly To Trump’s ‘Short Attention Span’

15/05/2017

NATO officials are looking to cater their upcoming international meeting to President Trump’s infamously short attention span, Foreign Policy reported on Monday. Among the changes reportedly being implemented by the alliance: limiting talks to two-to-four minutes in length, and not posting a full post-meeting statement cementing NATO’s latest strategy to emerge from its talks....
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Experts Warn Of Second Wave Of Ransomware Hacks

15/05/2017

Thousands of new cases from the global ransomware cyberattack were reported Monday in Asia, although there were no immediate reports of major breakdowns. Security experts had warned of fresh fallout from Friday’s attack when people returned to work on Monday and restart their computers. Many workers, especially in Asia, had already left their offices...
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North Korea Says It Launched A Missile Capable Of Carrying A Nuclear Warhead

15/05/2017

North Korea’s ballistic rocket test Sunday was “aimed at verifying the tactical and technological specifications” of a newly developed missile “capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead,” the country’s official KCNA news agency said Monday. The launch was supervised by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, KCNA said, and the missile flew about...
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Trump Let Only Russian Photographers In Meeting With Russians

11/05/2017

Former intelligence officials have expressed alarm over the White House’s decision to allow a Russian photographer into the Oval Office for President Trump’s meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday. The photographer, who was working for one of Russia’s state-owned news agencies, was allowed into the meeting even as his American counterparts...
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Comey Asked For Money For Russia Probe Days Before He Was Fired

10/05/2017

Recently fired FBI Director James Comey asked just days ago for a significant increase in money and personnel for a probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election, The New York Times reports. Comey had a meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, during which he asked for the expanded resources. Rosenstein wrote...
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Colbert: Even Comey’s Firing Was All About Trump [VIDEO]

10/05/2017

Colbert point out the irony of Trump firing Comey for hurting Hillary Clinton during the election, in his Trump voice: “Thanks for the presidency, Jimmy. Now don’t let the door hit you where the Electoral College split ya.” Colbert read Trump’s letter to Comey, which alleged that Comey had told him three times that...
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Trevor Noah Mocks Trump/Comey Firing [VIDEO]

10/05/2017

On his latest show Trevor Noah addressed Donald Trump explanation of firing FBI director James Comey over his investigation with Russian. “The memo says, ‘I cannot defend the director’s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton’s emails,’” Mr. Noah said. “And another part of it says, ‘We do not hold press...
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Russian Minister Jokes About Comey Firing [VIDEO]

10/05/2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is reacting sarcastically to questions about President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Lavrov and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were asked during a photo-op whether Comey’s firing cast a shadow over the meeting between the two diplomats. Lavrov said: “Was he fired? You’re kidding. You’re...
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Trump Proposed Sending More Troops To Afghanistan

09/05/2017

Top military and foreign policy advisers to President Trump have proposed sending more troops to Afghanistan and returning the U.S. to a war footing against the Taliban. The U.S. has 8,400 soldiers in the country to aid and train Afghan forces now, and Trump’s advisers are suggesting boosting that by as many as 5,000...
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Emmanuel Macron Beats Marine Le Pen For French Presidency

07/05/2017

Emmanuel Macron was elected as the next president of France on Sunday, handily defeating far-right populist Marine Le Pen with around 65 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results. Macron’s campaign was thrown into chaos late Friday when it announced just before a moratorium on campaigning that it was the victim of a...
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France: Macron Campaign Claims They’ve Been Victim of ‘Massive’ Hacking

05/05/2017

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a “massive” computer hack that dumped its campaign mails online 1-1/2 days before voters go to the polls to choose between the centrist and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. Some nine gigabytes of data were posted by a...
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Navy Seal Member Killed In Action In Somalia

05/05/2017

One U.S. military member was killed and two others were wounded Thursday in Somalia, when they were attacked by small-arms fire on a mission about 40 miles outside of Mogadishu, the Pentagon announced. The operation was against al Qaeda-linked militants in the country, officials said Friday. “U.S. forces are assisting partner forces to counter...
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North Korea: CIA Has Biochemical Plot to Kill Kim Jong Un

05/05/2017

North Korean state media has accused the CIA of hatching a “vicious plot” with South Korea to assassinate Kim Jong Un via “biochemical substances.” Pyongyang officials said the two have a plan to kill off the young leader during a public ceremony. “We will ferret out and mercilessly destroy to the last one the...
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Trump To Visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican On First Foreign Trip

04/05/2017

President Donald Trump will be traveling to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome in first foreign trip. Trump will meet with a “gathering” of Arab and Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, before going on to meet leaders in Israel and finally the Pope in Rome. The trip is about “making sure the three faiths work...
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