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Israel said the strikes it carried out against Iranian assets inside Syria on Thursday were retaliation for an Iranian rocket barrage on its positions in the Golan Heights, the disputed territory between Syria and Israel . A de-escalation zone agreed a year ago for southern Syria was meant to reduce violence, but Israel has not been reassured. "Things are about to get Biblical", Rabbi Winston told Breaking Israel news.
  • Fear for democracy after top Philippine judge and government critic removed

    Fear for democracy after top Philippine judge and government critic removed

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    The Associate Justice, in her concurring opinion, said Sereno continuously demonstrated her "proclivity to lie, mislead, bend the rules, and exploit the exemptions" during her stint since her application as Supreme Court Associate Justice, over her failure to file her Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs) from 2002 to 2006.
  • WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says Democrats will stymie economy

    WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says Democrats will stymie economy

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    The president, who was joined at the Elkhart rally by home-state Vice President Mike Pence , said Democrats would raise taxes, "destroy your jobs" and "knock the hell out of your border". "I think it's great". "Women. Do we love women". "If President Trump is willing to go out and define some of these opponents, it's extremely helpful to those campaigns", said Barry Bennett, a former Trump campaign aide.
  • Il vertice tra Trump e Kim sarà il 12 giugno a Singapore

    Il vertice tra Trump e Kim sarà il 12 giugno a Singapore

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    Inoltre, buon incontro con Kim Jong Un . Di certo un ottimo biglietto da visita, da parte del regime di Pyongyang , in vista del prossimo incontro fra Trump e Kim Jong-un. Dopo l'incontro segreto avuto con Kim Jong Un a Pasqua, l'ex direttore della Central Intelligence Agency mercoledì ha incontrato nuovamente il leader nord coreano per proseguire i preparativi dell'inedito faccia a faccia con il presidente Donald Trump .
  • Person Killed, Suspect Dead in Paris Attack

    Person Killed, Suspect Dead in Paris Attack

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    The location of the attack is about 10 minutes away by foot from the Paris opera house, known as Palais Garnier, in the city's touristy 2nd arrondissement, or district. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the alleged attacker was "neutralized" by police and praised officers for their actions. Police officers cordon off the area after a knife attack in central Paris, Saturday May 12, 2018.
  • Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi cleared to run for office again

    Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi cleared to run for office again

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    Di Maio, arriving in Milan for his latest bargaining session with Salvini, told reporters who asked if Berlusconi's "rehabilitation" would affect the dealing to form a government, "absolutely no". On Wednesday, he gave his blessing for the anti-immigrant League party to form a coalition government that does not include his Forza Italia party.
  • Trump's Iran deal pullout a blow to N Korea hopes

    Trump's Iran deal pullout a blow to N Korea hopes

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    Between the two pronouncements came Trump's decision to scrap the nuclear accord with Iran, re-imposing sanctions on the world's fifth-biggest oil exporter. European and Asian companies have vested interests in Iran amounting to billions of dollars with European leaders expected to offer these companies protection from USA sanctions.
  • 1 dead, 8 wounded in Paris stabbing attack, reports say

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    French interior minister Gerard Collomb tweeted: "Aggression to #Paris: I salute cool composure and responsiveness of the police forces that have neutralised the assailant". The French government quickly denounced the "odious" attack, according to the Associated Press. Eyewitnesses say police officers first tried to taser the attacker - but then fired two shots after this failed to stop the assailant, France24 reports.
  • Anti-American sentiment peaks in Iran after Trump pulls out of deal

    Anti-American sentiment peaks in Iran after Trump pulls out of deal

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    Finance could be arranged through euro-denominated export credits, loans from the European Investment Bank or bilateral lines of credit, such as one worth €5bn that Italy signed in January for projects in Iran . USA sanctions on Iran will have a six-month period during which buyers should "wind down" oil purchases, meaning any loss of supply will not be immediately felt in the market.
  • Mother's Day 2018 is approaching

    Mother's Day 2018 is approaching

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    But the poet also acknowledges that some gifts come "from such as do not know my spirit". Mothers are strong, fearless and kind , and Mother's Day is your day to give back to them for all they've done and show them how much those moments mean to you.
  • China Government announces a cryptocurrency ratings index

    China Government announces a cryptocurrency ratings index

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    The government has planned to publish a monthly analysis of cryptocurrencies. The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will be producing ratings for different blockchain projects. Moreover, Initial Coin Offerings were also banned. Its more tolerant view of crypto indicates that the Chinese government wants a major role on the world stage in formally reviewing and evaluating blockchain technologies - at a time when independent research-led analysis is not readily available.
  • North Korea invites journalists to witness nuclear test site closure

    North Korea invites journalists to witness nuclear test site closure

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    However, analysts believe the closure of the site is largely symbolic and doesn't represent a material step towards denuclearisation. North Korea has scheduled a "ceremony" to dismantle its nuclear testing site on May 23-25 ahead of President Donald Trump's summit with leader Kim Jong Un next month.
  • Pakistan blocks USA diplomat from leaving country

    Pakistan blocks USA diplomat from leaving country

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    Joseph Emanuel who is facing travel restrictions after the April 7 incident. Rejecting reports that the U.S. defence attaché who killed a Pakistani youth in a auto accident last month may leave the country on a special plane, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has said it will not let the USA official leave Pakistan at any cost.
  • AT&T chief says hiring Michael Cohen was a 'big mistake'

    AT&T chief says hiring Michael Cohen was a 'big mistake'

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    On May 8, Michael Avenatti , the lawyer for adult-film star Stormy Daniels , tweeted that he had details of alleged wire transfers into the company controlled by Cohen. Here are questions and answers about legal and ethical scrutiny Cohen is facing : Are there any recent parallels to Cohen's arrangement? Revelations that AT&T paid $600,000 to the Trump lawyer who arranged for the hush money payments to Stephanie Clifford resulted in a shakeup Friday of the company's Washington ...
  • Shocker tennis advances to Round of 32 for first time since 2007

    Shocker tennis advances to Round of 32 for first time since 2007

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    Teammate Jarrett Rasmussen was fifth in the discus and sixth in the shot put to qualify for state, and Andrew Farley qualified with his second-place mark in the shot put. "We were disappointed last year but are more than ready to prove ourselves this year". She beat Sami Court, 6-0, 6-1. Singles: 1. No. 20 Vladica Babic (OSU) def.
  • At least 15 dead as Myanmar rebels launch attacks on military

    At least 15 dead as Myanmar rebels launch attacks on military

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    The military stands accused of carrying out an ethnic cleansing campaign against the stateless minority in Rakhine. Of the 18 civilians killed in the attack that began at 5 a.m., 16 were men and two were women, said Zaw Htay. "They ran away after attacking the civilian targets", said Zaw Htay. The TNLA is among more than a dozen ethnic rebel groups that have been fighting the central government for greater autonomy for decades.
  • Trump to seek full denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula

    Trump to seek full denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula

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    Hours later, Trump announced the meeting date and time on Twitter Thursday with his usual relish for superlatives, writing, "We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace". Kim has suspended nuclear and missile tests and put his nuclear program up for negotiation, but questions remain about how serious his offer is and what disarmament steps he would willing to take .
  • U.S. offers to help rebuild North Korea economy

    U.S. offers to help rebuild North Korea economy

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    Twelve North Korean waitresses who defected to South Korea two years ago were tricked by the South's intelligence services, their manager has said. Some exporters are already smuggling goods across the border. Hugh White, a professor of worldwide strategic studies at the Australian National University. Trump has shown great enthusiasm for signing an official peace treaty with North Korea , a gesture that he has said would be good for everyone.
  • Two children die after being found in vehicle

    Two children die after being found in vehicle

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    One of the children was pronounced dead at the hospital. His twin sister died several hours later. Maj. Carpenter told WKRC that authorities are treating the deaths as accidental. Neighbors who often talked with the family said they'll miss seeing the babies. 'That's when he found the babies in the auto, ' they said. Authorities responded to the Bellwood Maisonettes apartment complex in Chesterfield County and found the infants in an SUV.
  • North Korea invites journalists witness nuclear test site closure

    North Korea invites journalists witness nuclear test site closure

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    Plans are also in place to block entrances and removing all observation facilities, research buildings and security posts. Local press, as well as reporters from the USA, U.K., South Korea, China, and Russian Federation will be invited to witness the closure of the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site.
  • Top Iranian cleric says U.S. can't be trusted

    Top Iranian cleric says U.S. can't be trusted

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    U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday was withdrawing from Iran's nuclear deal with major powers. "We will expand their missile capabilities, despite pressure from the West for Israel to understand that in case a stupid action, tel Aviv and Haifa will be totally wiped out", said Ayatollah Khatami.
  • Sonny Gray revenge game? A's, Dustin Fowler make former ace pay instead

    Sonny Gray revenge game? A's, Dustin Fowler make former ace pay instead

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    Fowler's hit was the nicest story in Oakland's sixth win in seven games against American League East opponents. After Kendall Graveman pitched six solid innings Friday in his return from the minors, Andrew Triggs , who will start Saturday for the A's, hopes to replicate one of the best starts of his career.
  • Alves out of World Cup as Neymar nears return

    Alves out of World Cup as Neymar nears return

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    This week, Neymar returned to Paris to continue his rehabilitation, and is not expected to play for PSG , who signed him for a record 222 million euros (now $265 million) last August from Barcelona . "But I can't talk about anything like that [Neymar] at the moment", Zidane told reporters. He said: "There was a game where I dribbled several players and then gave a pass".
  • Punjab look for first wicket as Kolkata going strong

    Punjab look for first wicket as Kolkata going strong

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    This is a crucial match for them as they need to win every game from here on, and also make sure that they push their net run rate into the positive figure, as it had slipped by a huge margin after their loss against Mumbai Indians. Andre Russel and skipper Dinesh Karthik then chose to up the scoring rate as both the batsmen clobbered the KXIP bowlers to all the parts of the ground.
  • Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles from Yemen

    Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles from Yemen

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    The latest explosions come after USA president Donald Trump pulled out of a landmark nuclear deal with Iran - a move backed by Riyadh. Mansour Saleh, an Aden-based political analyst and a member of the Southern Transitional Council, told Xinhua that "the expectations show that Trump's decision will cause no significant impact on the direction of the Yemeni conflict even during the foreseeable future".
  • Malaysia's jailed political leader Anwar Ibrahim to be released on May 15

    Malaysia's jailed political leader Anwar Ibrahim to be released on May 15

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    Mahathir has promised to eventually hand the premiership over to Anwar, his former nemesis turned ally in an opposition alliance formed to take on scandal-plagued former prime minister Najib Razak. When Mahathir first served as prime minister, between 1981 and 2003, Anwar was his protege and seen as his natural successor. In 2015, however, he was reconvicted of sodomy in a case that human rights groups criticised as unjust and politically motivated.
  • Fallen Girard officer to be honored at nation's capital

    Fallen Girard officer to be honored at nation's capital

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    It is "a hard job in a hard world, but we stand fast, ready to protect all of our communities", said detective Sgt. Ken Clemons, reminding those gathered of the May 4 shooting death of Terre Haute Police Officer Rob Pitts by a suspect in an earlier homicide, who died in the exchange of gunfire with officers.
  • Baltimore Police Commissioner Charged With Tax Evasion

    Baltimore Police Commissioner Charged With Tax Evasion

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    Yesterday, the U.S District Attorney's Office charged De Sousa with failure to file three years of tax returns. One of those ex-cops, Thomas Allers, was sentenced today to 15 years in federal prison for racketeering and for staging nine robberies while on duty as an officer.
  • S-300 Deliveries to Syria Not Announced - Kremlin Spokesman

    S-300 Deliveries to Syria Not Announced - Kremlin Spokesman

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    Russian Federation has reversed course and dropped plans to deliver advanced S-300 air-defense systems to Syria, a Kremlin spokesman said Friday. The Syrian regime forces already had " everything it needed", Kozhin added. Later, Putin offered to supply them in Syria "only in the security measures". On April 14, the United States, France and the United Kingdom carried out a missile attack on a number of targets in Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack in Douma that reportedly took ...
  • Zidane sidesteps talk of Neymar Real move

    Zidane sidesteps talk of Neymar Real move

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    Vallejo prevented Ben Yedder extending the lead while Casilla kept out Muriel. Joaquin Caparros' side added the second a minute before half time with the easiest of finishes where Miguel Layun had an easy tap-in. "We had a better second half, making chances, more mobility, but they got a third goal that got us out of the game". They will face Liverpool in what promises to be a classic final in Kiev after going past Bayern Munich in the semi finals.
  • Nuclear-related commitments are being implemented by Iran: IAEA

    Nuclear-related commitments are being implemented by Iran: IAEA

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    Varjoranta, who was within the function for almost 5 years, will likely be changed briefly by Massimo Aparo, an Italian nuclear engineer who was most not too long ago the company's prime inspector for Iran. "The United States will continue to support robust implementation of IAEA inspections in Iran to the full extent of the IAEA's authority", an official at the USA mission to the IAEA told AFP on Friday.
  • Palin talks about McCain's regret in VP choice

    Palin talks about McCain's regret in VP choice

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    John McCain say he wished he picked Connecticut Sen. "It happens to me also where people speak for me and a bell is rung, and you can't un-ring the bell", she said. Palin told NBC it felt like a "gut punch", but she said she had a lot of respect for his "Maverick" nature. "That's not what Senator McCain has told me all these years", the former Alaska governor told the Daily Mail on Thursday .
  • US Military Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Off Alaskan Coast

    US Military Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Off Alaskan Coast

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    The strategy by the 2 Tupolev Tu-95 Russian "Bear" plane marked the primary time in simply over a 12 months that Russian bombers had flown that near USA territory. According to Andrew Hennessy's statement, Russia's aircraft were "intercepted and monitored by the F-22s until the bombers left the ADIZ along the Aleutian Island chain heading west", and did not enter the US airspace.
  • Has Deepika Padukone lasered 'R' tattoo from her nape?

    Has Deepika Padukone lasered 'R' tattoo from her nape?

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    With comments like "Gosh" and "Hello to you too", it's evident that just like us, Ranveer couldn't wait to get a glimpse of the attractive Deepika in her Cannes' outfits. Deepika stepped onto the streets of Cannes in a bright purple Mao suit. Side swept retro hair and a reverse cat eye, and Deepika pretty much had us.
  • Firm Linked To Russia And Cohen Registered Alt-Right Web Domains

    Firm Linked To Russia And Cohen Registered Alt-Right Web Domains

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    A lawyer at Columbus Nova told the New York Times on Tuesday that the money was a "consulting fee" and didn't have anything to do with Vekselberg, who is also the cousin of its CEO Andrew Intrater . What business exactly did it do with the president and his lawyer? A spokesman representing Columbus Nova told ThinkProgress that the description of Columbus Nova as a "US investment vehicle for the Renova group" was a general reference to the fact that Columbus Nova managed Renova's USA ...
  • Police Searching For Stolen Cruiser, Suspect Considered Armed + Dangerous

    Police Searching For Stolen Cruiser, Suspect Considered Armed + Dangerous

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    Police later found him behind the wheel of a second vehicle and chased the auto along Route 15 until it crashed. No officers were hurt in the incident. According to police, Tibbetts is said to be armed and unsafe; that said, specific information about Tibbetts' initial arrest or the theft of the cruiser were not made available to the public.
  • Israel targets Iran's intel sites in Syria

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    While these skirmishes are just that for now, any miscalculation by either state could very well see this region exposed to the fallout of their pugnacious and aggressive actions. In Tehran, the capital, thousands of protesters gathered after Friday prayers. The Israeli military released aerial footage Friday of the Iranian military sites in Syria targeted by the Israeli air force.
  • Theresa May Splits Cabinet To Consider Customs Options

    Theresa May Splits Cabinet To Consider Customs Options

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    However, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told the United Kingdom press that the customs partnership was a " crazy system", adding, it would mean that "if the European Union decides to impose punitive tariffs on something the United Kingdom wants to bring in cheaply, there's nothing you can do".