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The blockade was joined by several other Gulf states and has spiraled into the worst diplomatic crisis for the region in decades. Egypt , the UEA and Saudi Arabia all responded by blocking Al Jazeera , a Qatari state-funded TV station, in their own countries.
  • Clinton: Trump unleashed 'dangerous' level of hate

    Clinton: Trump unleashed 'dangerous' level of hate

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    The trouble started Wednesday when Clinton raised questions over whether Trump's campaign was linked to the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. "They were connected to, as we now know, the 1,000 Russian agents who were involved in delivering those messages", she alleged. Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has added the Democratic National Committee to the growing list of scapegoats responsible for her loss to President Donald Trump .
  • Is a White House, Trump administration shake-up underway?

    Is a White House, Trump administration shake-up underway?

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    He is respected by everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of dollars. The Washington Post published an article Friday saying Russia's ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak , told Moscow that Kushner wanted a secret communications channel between the Trump team and the Kremlin.
  • Penn State trustees implement new reforms on Greek life

    Penn State trustees implement new reforms on Greek life

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    Citing the self-governance model of Greek life as failing to address pervasive issues of excessive drinking, hazing, and sexual assault, Penn State described the new policies as "an unprecedented transfer of responsibility to the University for disciplinary matters".
  • Kushner Lying Low After Russia-Related Reports

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    Kushner , who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, is now a senior White House adviser with wide-ranging foreign policy and domestic duties. If that's so, what's the problem with the pre-inauguration contacts between White House adviser Jared Kushner and two Russian intermediaries ? The secret Kushner contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Kremlin-friendly banker Sergey Gorkov raise similar questions to Michael Flynn's contacts with Kislyak.
  • Saudi Arabia king: Trump's visit a 'turning point'

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    Trump implicitly rejected the aspirational goals and call for democracy and human rights of former president Barack Obama, who also delivered a major speech to the Islamic world early in his presidency . It's a far cry from Trump's campaign rhetoric that accused Muslims of hating America - even repeating unfounded claims that hundreds of Arabs cheered the destruction of the World Trade Center from across the river on 9/11.
  • France's Macron holds 1st Cabinet meeting; half are women

    France's Macron holds 1st Cabinet meeting; half are women

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    Christophe Castaner, Macron's campaign spokesman, was appointed government spokesman. She will take over from veteran Socialist Jean-Yves Le Drian who will move over to foreign affairs, while right-winger Bruno Le Maire was appointed economy minister.
  • What Crimes Could Jared Kushner Have Committed? Judge Nap Weighs In

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    Trump already has the resignation of his communications director Michael Dubke . It's unclear whether other staff moves are imminent. Even setting the scandal aside, it is clear that Kushner gradually emerged as the most powerful of Trump's senior advisers - and is not doing a very good job.
  • Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance

    Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance

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    His comments on climate change and defence spending also left European partners in the lurch. "They condemned terrorist violence in all its forms and manifestations". Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that failing to act on climate change would be "morally criminal" and voiced strong support for the "vision" of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the matter.
  • Ending hunger strikes, Palestinian prisoners declare victory

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    She said it came after Israel reached a compromise with the Palestinian Authority and the Red Cross for prisoners to receive a second family visit each per month. Many Israelis view the prisoners as terrorists and have little sympathy for their demands. The number of Palestinians detained in Israeli prisons are estimated at over 6,000 including 29 imprisoned before the Oslo Accords in 1993, according to the official Palestinian news agency Wafa.
  • Trump, EPA chief meet ahead of decision on climate change

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    Some have cautioned that Tillerson could sway Trump in their meeting, or that the slower, four-year exit process for Paris would enable a renegotiation on Trump's terms. Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, a prominent environmental advocacy group, released a statement saying that "our grandchildren will look back on with stunned dismay at how a world leader could be so divorced from reality and morality" in response to Trump's likely decision .
  • Trump welcomes Vietnam leader to White House

    Trump welcomes Vietnam leader to White House

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    He pledged continued domestic economic reform, and said Vietnamese companies would be encouraged to invest in the US. As of May 20 this year, the U.S. In January 2007, Vietnam became a member of the World Trade Organisation. Trade between the nations reached $47 billion previous year from nearly nothing in 1994, when former President Bill Clinton lifted a trade embargo.
  • Trump's communications director set to leave W.House

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    In the note, which was first reported by the New York Times Tuesday, Dubke said he tendered his resignation as assistant to the president for communications on May 18. Dubke started in February as Trump's second communications director. Congressional investigations into the Russian Federation issue have expanded to include Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, ABC News reported on Tuesday.
  • German Police Detain Syrian Refugee Suspected of Planning Terrorist Attack

    German Police Detain Syrian Refugee Suspected of Planning Terrorist Attack

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    Today's arrest in Brandenburg will no doubt get the attention of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as the suspect was arrested in her homeland of Uckermark, just northeast of Berlin. The home he was living in is now being searched by the state criminal investigation office. German security officials have repeatedly warned that the country is in the crosshairs of global terrorist groups.
  • British zoo probes keeper's mauling by tiger

    British zoo probes keeper's mauling by tiger

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    The zoo, 130 kilometers (about 80 miles) north of London , has been closed. Cambridgeshire Police confirmed the tiger has not been put down. "At no point during the incident did any animals escape their enclosures and at no point was public safety affected in any way", a zoo spokesperson said in a statement after the accident.
  • MERKEL: Germany can no longer 'fully rely' on the US

    MERKEL: Germany can no longer 'fully rely' on the US

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    Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, told reporters Merkel felt it was right to flag differences in Germany's ties with the United States in order to maintain healthy relations. However, while six of the seven nations renewed their commitment to the 2015 Paris accord on climate change, the USA wavered, with Trump saying he would make a decision on whether or not to withdraw later this week.
  • Jeremy Corbyn rules out deal with SNP in hung parliament

    Jeremy Corbyn rules out deal with SNP in hung parliament

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    And the Conservative manifesto promises there will be no referendum until the Brexit process has "played out" and unless there is "public consent" for one to be held - although it does not specify what that means. While Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insisted he would not do any deals with the SNP, he attracted criticism after he appeared to indicate he would "open discussions" with the Scottish Government about a possible second independence referendum if he became prime minister.
  • PM inaugurates India's longest bridge, NE to be South-Asia's trade hub

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    The bridge will ensure fast connectivity between upper Assam and eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh by reducing the distance and travel time between the two states. He left for Dhola, soon after his arrival. The Chief Minister further said that the Modi Government is the true representative of the common people.
  • Trump tells 'confidants' United States will quit Paris climate deal

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    However, even if Trump's mind is already decided and he plans to withdraw the US from the deal, any removal option will likely take some time. U.S. "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying", she told reporters . It was unclear whether those meetings would still take place.
  • Did Trump really favor Macron in France?

    Did Trump really favor Macron in France?

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    Trump never endorsed a candidate in the French presidential race, which Macron won by 32 percentage points earlier this month, but he did speak publicly in favor of Le Pen. France spent about 1.8% of its GDP on defence in 2016, according to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation figures. German media reports said Trump had denounced Berlin's policies as "very bad" and had signalled that he wanted to limit sales of German cars in the United States.
  • Trump slams leaks as fake news following Kushner reports

    Trump slams leaks as fake news following Kushner reports

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    Only one White House aide stood before TV cameras for a question-and-answer session during the nine days, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took a few questions during a briefing at a hotel in Riyadh a week ago. With the president now back in Washington after a gruelling overseas trip, the latest furor was stirred up after The Washington Post reported late Friday that Jared Kushner - arguably Trump's closest White House aide, and husband to the president's eldest daughter Ivanka - ...
  • 6 key moments from President Trump's first trip overseas

    6 key moments from President Trump's first trip overseas

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    Trump's overseas trip began on May 19 when he departed from Washington, D.C., for Riyadh, where he signed multimillion-dollar agreements on defence with Saudi Arabia and gave a speech on Islam and the fight against terrorism. The president mentioned the terrorist attack Monday in Manchester, England. But he said earlier Saturday in a tweet that he'll announce a final decision next week after he returns to the White House.
  • Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord

    Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord

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    For Trump, the lack of a decision on the climate accord brought an uncertain ending to an ambitious first trip as president that began as a respite from a barrage of scandal at home. German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticised what she called "a very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory" discussion with Trump on the issue. They also pledged stepping up their efforts in the fight against global terrorism.
  • Corbyn: We have to admit 'war on terror' is not working

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    She said: "I think that the choice people face at the general election has just become starker". It is a choice between me, working constantly to protect the national interest and protect our security; and Jeremy Corbyn , who frankly isn't up to the job'.