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In elections on Friday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a second term and reform candidates gained seats in municipal councils across the country. The online and offline participation of citizens has changed the discursive field in Iranian politics, regardless of the presence of reformists in power.
  • Did Melania Trump smack Donald's hand away at Israeli Airport?

    Did Melania Trump smack Donald's hand away at Israeli Airport?

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    New video shows The Donald reaching for Melania's hand as they walked along the tarmac after disembarking from Air Force One for the visit in Tel Aviv . The internet is heavily scrutinizing first lady Melania Trump's body language toward President Donald Trump during their first trip overseas since he took office in January.
  • US Navy provokes China in China Sea

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    The USS Dewey sailed within 12 miles (20 kilometers) of Mischief Reef, in the Spratly Island chain, on 24 may, in a "freedom of navigation operation", the CNN reported citing a USA official. The US Navy's new actions in the South China Sea took place as Chinese President Xi Jinping praised his country's navy at the 12th Party congress of the People's Liberation Army, according to state media.
  • In Jerusalem, Trump solemnly remembers Holocaust victims

    In Jerusalem, Trump solemnly remembers Holocaust victims

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    Trump has struck an increasingly optimistic tone on the prospects for peace in recent days, insisting that he is sensing a shift in the region that could draw Arab countries closer to Israel and create more favorable conditions for peace. U.S. president Donald Trump flew out of Israel on Tuesday declaring that the United States believes that both Israel and the Palestinians, backed by moderate Sunni states, want to achieve peace.
  • Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

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    Then a top House Democrat cited new evidence he said appeared to show Flynn lied on a security clearance background check. Mr. Coats was also asked if he knew of any efforts by the White House to interfere in other aspects of the Russian Federation inquiry, including allegations the president asked Mr.
  • Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

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    As they walked across the tarmac, Mr Trump reached for his wife's hand but she abruptly swatted his hand away. If public appearances by a president and first lady are political theater, first lady Melania Trump and her husband, President Trump, might want to work on their choreography.
  • Tories accused of 'manifesto meltdown' as May announces U-turn on care fees

    Tories accused of 'manifesto meltdown' as May announces U-turn on care fees

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    With under three weeks to polling day, Mrs May announced an " absolute limit " on the amount the elderly would have to pay for their care - although she refused to be drawn on the rate at which it would be set. "An efficient elderly care system which provides dignity is not merely a function of money". Ten of the 140 councils had failed to strike even one social care deal - while 47 councils said they had made fewer than 10 agreements.
  • Trump Asked Intel Heads To Push Back On FBI Russia Probe

    Trump Asked Intel Heads To Push Back On FBI Russia Probe

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    President Trump is said to have approached the Director of National Intelligence, Daniel Coats, and Adm. Michael Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency separately, appealing to them to issue public statements denying a possible collusion with Russian Federation during the election.
  • Trump Told Russians That He Fired 'Nut Job' Comey

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    The report reinforces the notion that Trump fired Comey specifically because of the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, something Trump admitted to during an interview with NBC's Lester Holt.
  • Michael Flynn Pleading 5th Amendment In Russia Investigation

    Michael Flynn Pleading 5th Amendment In Russia Investigation

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    The White House has not given any indication as to whether it believes any of the documents are protected under executive privilege. Flynn previously offered to testify before the Senate and House Intelligence committees in exchange for immunity, but neither committee accepted the offer.
  • NCTO welcomes Trump's decision to renegotiate NAFTA

    NCTO welcomes Trump's decision to renegotiate NAFTA

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    Trump has labeled NAFTA the worst trade deal in history. This rightly has pro-trader advocates anxious, including Republican Sens. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said yesterday that "We are willing and we are prepared to start the constructive negotiation once the 90-day period goes by".
  • Deadline Tonight - Last Chance to Register to Vote!

    Deadline Tonight - Last Chance to Register to Vote!

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    You have until 23:59pm tonight (Monday 22 May) to register to vote in the General Election. More than two million people have joined the register in the month since Theresa May revealed there would be a snap election on 8 June. Alternatively you can contact the City Council's Electoral Services team on 0115 876 4111. Councillor Sean Woodward, leader of Fareham Borough Council, said: "It's important to make sure that you register to vote to ensure that you vote and have your say".
  • Uncle's denial begins to undo Cassie Sainsbury's story

    Uncle's denial begins to undo Cassie Sainsbury's story

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    The 60 Minutes program also revealed the personal trainer spent five months previous year allegedly working as a sex worker at western Sydney brothel, Club 220. Scott said "He expressed himself as a tour guide, and she didn't know anyone that speaks English.he's the first person that actually speaks English".
  • Trump´s Saudi summit was ´show with no value´: Iranian President

    Trump´s Saudi summit was ´show with no value´: Iranian President

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    On Saturday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, at a news conference with his U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson in Riyadh, said Iran's presidential election was an internal matter. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has congratulated Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for securing reelection on Friday (19 May), assuring him that the European Union will continue to work towards full implementation of the landmark nuclear deal.
  • Maui Police Launch 2017 Click-It-Or-Ticket Campaign

    Maui Police Launch 2017 Click-It-Or-Ticket Campaign

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    Children over age 8 or over 4 feet, 9 inches tall must be secured properly in a seat belt, regardless if they are sitting in the front or back seat. The Highway Safety agency reports regular seat belt use is the most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities.
  • Birthplace Of Grunge Mourns 'Seattle's Son' Chris Cornell

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    The music world is in shock at the death of Cornell at 52. "They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty, and ask that their privacy be respected at this time", the statement reads. Soundgarden were one of the leading bands in the grunge music movement in the 1980s and '90s, releasing albums such as Badmotorfinger and the Grammy-winning Superunknown , which brought the band mainstream success.
  • Ringling's final show commences after 146 years

    Ringling's final show commences after 146 years

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    Known as " The Greatest Show on Earth ", the circus performed its final act after 146 years. But the "Greatest Show on Earth " truly began after 1919, when the Barnum & Bailey Circus merged with the separate Ringling Bros . Big cat trainer Alexander Lacey directs one of the lions during the final show of the Ringling Bros . and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Uniondale, N.Y.
  • With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz

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    Cloud Computing , who went off at 13-1 odds compared for 2-1 for Classic Empire , was only the second horse in modern Preakness history to win with three or fewer prior starts. He got the trip that was expected except that what really happened in the Preakness is that he may have come back too quickly after winning the Kentucky Derby two weeks prior.
  • Canada Responds To Launch Of US NAFTA Consultations

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    Lighthizer said NAFTA had not kept up with changes in the economy and business over the last 25 years, including the boom in e-commerce. TPP's objective was precisely to establish a modern approach to free trade by encompassing new products and services - sectors in which the USA has most to gain - and by making labor and environmental standards easier to enforce.
  • Black congressman gets lynch threats for Trump impeachment talk

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    The committee drafts articles of impeachment and votes on whether to send the charges to the full House for a vote. "I've seen a poll that indicates a majority now of those being polled are for impeachment!" Maybe not personally, because Trump can treat reporters terribly, but the guy draws viewers or readers in droves and that's good for journalists.
  • Controversial Shahi Imam Barkati sacked

    Controversial Shahi Imam Barkati sacked

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    The sacking comes two days after a police complaint was lodged against Barkati by the mosque's trustee board. The notice added that Barkati also failed to respond to a show-cause notice as to why he should not be removed from the post of Imam, which indicated that he accepted the charges mentioned against him.
  • Political parties waiting and watching Rajinikanth's next move

    Political parties waiting and watching Rajinikanth's next move

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    For the past 44 years I have been living in Tamil Nadu, among you. Using the popular one word dialogue "Magizhchi (happy)' from Rajinikanth's blockbuster movie 'Kabali", Stalin said, "I am replying in his language". The actor had said he had no desire to join politics, but if he does, the actor would avoid ll "money-minded" people. But what do we do when the system is rotten, democracy has deteriorated.
  • Dozens feared dead as bridge collapses in India

    Dozens feared dead as bridge collapses in India

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    Panaji: Two persons were drowned and one reported missing after a dilapidated foot bridge collapsed into a river in south Goa, officials said on Friday. Since from the last 4 years, Closed the bridge for the Traffic problem. A Navy spokesperson said nine Navy divers with Geminis boats have been rushed to Curchorem.
  • Cyber attack is biggest of its kind ever launched, say security chiefs

    Cyber attack is biggest of its kind ever launched, say security chiefs

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    Since Friday, more than 200,000 victims in around 150 countries have been infected by the ransomware which originated in the United Kingdom and Spain on Friday before spreading globally. The Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center, a nonprofit group, said 2,000 computers at 600 locations in Japan were affected. Britain spends about 145 billion pounds ($187 billion) a year on health, or about a fifth of its state budget, and spending is projected to rise in real terms ...