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  • Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria

    Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria

    The statement said the strike "confirmed the high combat readiness of the Russian Navy forces", and noted that the US, Turkey and Israel were informed of the strikes at the "appropriate time". According to the Defense Ministry, the submarine fired missiles from underwater. The Russian military reported the successful defeat of the target.

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  • Official says President Trump expected to pull US from Paris climate deal

    Official says President Trump expected to pull US from Paris climate deal

    She said an announcement would be coming in the next few days and that staff did not want to get ahead of the president's decision. President Donald Trump is expected to pull this country out of the landmark global climate agreement, various political pundits are reporting, though The New York Times reported Trump was vacillating in reax to arguments by big businesses to stay in.

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  • France's Macron vows 'immediate retaliation' to Syria chemical attacks

    Macron told the press during a news conference that he had raised the issue with Putin during the Russian president's visit to France on Monday, CNN reports . The two leaders vowed to improve relations and jointly address global problems. Mr Hollande also reportedly refused to take part in the opening of the newly built Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Centre in Paris , which Mr Putin is due to belatedly visit after meeting Mr Macron on Monday.

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  • Residents of Pyongyang, Seoul comment on test of new missile

    Residents of Pyongyang, Seoul comment on test of new missile

    In a unanimously agreed statement, the 15-member council said it was of vital importance that North Korea show "sincere commitment to denuclearisation through concrete action and stressed the importance of working to reduce tensions". The U.S. believes the ballistic missile North Korea launched on Saturday was a KN-17 medium range missile and not a new intermediate range missile, as had been speculated.

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  • European allies see the two sides of Donald Trump

    European allies see the two sides of Donald Trump

    The nine-day trip took him to Saudi Arabia , Israel, the Palestinian territories, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy, meeting with world leaders. President Donald Trump is in Taormina, Sicily for a second day of meetings with Group of Seven wealthy nation leaders.

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  • Indy 500: Scott Dixon out after terrifying crash

    Dixon went low to avoid the crash, but it ended up being right in the way of Howard's vehicle. Amazingly, both drivers walked away from the crash without a crash. Dixon probably summed up the crash better than anyone, of course: "It was a wild ride". "I lifted, trying to be a nice guy". I was just a passenger at that point.

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  • Rouhani hails Azerbaijan as Iran's great neighbor

    Rouhani hails Azerbaijan as Iran's great neighbor

    Trump has said the nuclear accord that world powers reached with Iran is one of the worst deals he's seen and is reviewing policy toward the country. While Trump called the Iranian nuclear agreement "the worst deal ever" while campaigning, since taking office he has refused to rip it up, concluding, rightly, that he would be blamed for destroying the world's best - and now only - hope for keeping nuclear weapons out of Iranian hands.

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  • G7 leaders meet in Italy for 'challenging' summit

    That offered abundant photo opportunities as the delegation strolled the picturesque town's crowded winding streets and stood to watch a nine-jet flyover that left in its wake a contrail of Italian colors. Trump said terrorism and North Korea are his top items on the G-7 agenda. "It will be solved". But that was then, when Barack Obama still occupied the White House.

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  • Comicon props banned after armed man arrested

    Comicon props banned after armed man arrested

    The tipster provided police with the location of the suspect and his description. Police say that in addition to the messages, Sterling also sent photos of officers while he sitting on the second floor of the convention center. Fortune, a police spokeswoman, said Thursday that Sterling had indicated he was armed and meant to kill police officers, and she said Friday he "also made threats to harm a performer at this event".

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  • Liberal Democrats commit to fast-track social work training in manifesto

    This would see monthly rents used like a mortgage with working tenants owning their own home over a 30-year period. The party also said it would "establish a Cabinet Committee on Sustainability, chaired by a cabinet minister". The Liberal Democrats put a pledge to offer the British people a second referendum on Brexit at the heart of their manifesto. However, recent polling from Sky Data shows there has not been a significant shift in support towards the party, with only 61% of ...

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  • Texas, US retail gasoline prices up before holiday weekend

    Texas, US retail gasoline prices up before holiday weekend

    For motorists hitting the road, gas prices this Memorial Day will be their second cheapest in the last decade at $2.39 per gallon, substantially lower than the ten-year average of $3.15 per gallon. If prices do surge, it is unlikely they would exceed 10 cents by the holiday. Daily auto rental rates average $66, or 7 percent more than previous year.

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  • Rahul Gandhi denied permission to visit Saharanpur

    Rahul Gandhi denied permission to visit Saharanpur

    He is accompanied by Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Raj Babbar . Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Friday took on the Yogi Adityanath government on law and order issues in the state that have been grabbing headlines lately.

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  • 5 things you didn't know about Ramadan

    Fasting begins from sunrise and ends at sunset. "It's easy", Adamu said. He repeatedly promised to close mosques and create a Muslim registry in America if elected. You must ignore vices that you like, such as smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. During Ramadan, people offer evening prayer at mosques. "Some doses may need to change" Khoury says.

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  • Rouhani re-elected as Iran's 12th President with thumping majority

    Rouhani re-elected as Iran's 12th President with thumping majority

    Some said the pattern was all too familiar from Rouhani's first victory four years ago and Khatami's victories the previous decade. Rouhani also underlined that he is "the president of the entire Iranian nation, even those who have opposed my policies", extending a hand of help and friendship to all of the country's people.

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  • Ireland's PM steps down as Fine Gael leader

    Ireland's PM steps down as Fine Gael leader

    A new leader will be announced on Friday, June 2. "I will retire as leader of Fine Gael effective from midnight tonight", Kenny said, opening the way for a swift leadership contest. or this time we can get it right". He has led the Fine Gael for 15 years and is its first leader to win re-election to office. The race is set to be dominated the two declared candidates: Varadkar, 38, and Coveney, 44.

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  • Assange expresses readiness for dialogue with UK, US

    Assange expresses readiness for dialogue with UK, US

    Sky News quoted him as saying that 'I can not forgive awful injustice'. Assange's lawyer, Per E Samuelsson, told Swedish Radio the decision was "a total victory" for his client. The London Metropolitan Police , however, made it clear in a statement that there was an outstanding arrest warrant for Assange. Nye, meanwhile, said the statute of limitations expires in 2020 over the rape allegations.

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  • Coveney Faces Mammoth Challenge But Says: Don't Write Me Off Yet

    Coveney Faces Mammoth Challenge But Says: Don't Write Me Off Yet

    He said Minister Simon Coveney is "a very fine politician" but said he believes Mr Varadkar has the "rare combination of intellect and judgement needed for leadership". "I am also proposing that we consider a major change in how Ireland organises its national security services, as part of major reform of the gardai and the defence forces".

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  • Chinese military planes intercept US aircraft

    WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft was flying in worldwide airspace over the sea, when China's Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets intercepted it. Two Chinese pilots intercepted the craft, and Lori Hodge - the air force spokeswoman - said in a statement the planes had been acting in an " unprofessional " manner.

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  • Putin congratulates new French president in call

    Putin congratulates new French president in call

    But the two countries should first work on what they want to reform, she added. Several ministers, including Le Maire, have said they will stand in the parliamentary election, and Philippe confirmed that they would have to quit the government if they lost.

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