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Angela Merkel's CDU 'seizes key state from rivals'

Angela Merkel's CDU 'seizes key state from rivals'

Social Democrats have lost because of voters' disgruntlement over a number of issues ranging from security to traffic jams. Asked about the national election in September, Ms Merkel's chief of staff...

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Trump denies that he requested Comey end investigation into Flynn

It was previously reported that Trump had asked for Comey's "loyalty" and pressed the former FBI director to drop the investigation into Flynn, whom Trump describes as a "good guy". "We'll get rid o...

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Iranian election back to two-horse race as Tehran mayor withdraws

Iran's presidential election essentially became a two-horse race again on May 15 when Tehran mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf withdrew from the contest to support fellow conservative Ebrahim Raisi , stat...

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UN Security Council for imposing sanctions on North Korea's missile test

UN Security Council for imposing sanctions on North Korea's missile test

North Korea launched a new IRBM, known as Pukguksong-2 in North Korea , from the same site on February 12. That signaled a new phase in applying sanctions that curb exports of coal from North Kor...

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USAF: Chinese intercept of US plane 'unprofessional'

China has claimed a large section of the East China Sea , a move the USA calls illegitimate. Two Chinese Su-30 fighter jets have intercepted a US Air Force radiation detection plane over the East ...

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Iran's Rouhani wins 2nd term by a wide margin

There was no immediate reaction to Rouhani's victory from the Trump administration. 56 million Iranians were eligible to vote . Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei still has the authority ...

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Shadow Brokers teases more Windows exploits and cyberespionage data

The bad news is that the hacking collecting responsible for releasing the exploit upon which the WannaCry ransomware is based on is planning to release more Windows exploits and hacking tools to anyon...

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Julian Assange rape charges dropped by Swedish authorities

Julian Assange rape charges dropped by Swedish authorities

The Ecuadorian government is to step up efforts to allow Mr Assange to continue his asylum in its country after Sweden's Director of Public Prosecutions Marianne Ny said she had made a decision to "...

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White House overtaken by Russian onion domes on new Time cover

The Post report includes discussion of the investigation, which now includes potential financial crimes, will be taking steps that will be more public and visible, including issuing subpoenas and ...

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Comey to testify in public before Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey to testify in public before Senate Intelligence Committee

Richard Burr, who chairs the committee. The Committee will schedule the open hearing after Memorial Day. "I hope that former Director Comey's testimony will help answer some of the questions that have...

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Trump told Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey relieved pressure on him

Mr Comey was sacked by Mr Trump on May 9th. The intelligence had come from Israel, which had not agreed for it to be shared. The latest report was published just as Mr Trump took off on a flight t...

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Venezuela opposition leader blocked from traveling to UN

She said the order was one more example of US attempts to destabilize Venezuela's government, adding that Maduro strongly backs the Supreme Court magistrates who are "victims of USA imperial power". T...

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Hassan Rouhani re-elected President of Iran

Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate cleric who spearheaded a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, framed the election as a choice between greater civil liberties and "extremism". Iranians want the nuclear...

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Fired FBI Director Comey To Testify Publicly About Trump, Russia Probe

The White House official was described as a senior adviser who is close to the president, but sources would not identify the official's name, The Post reported . That prompted then Acting Attorney ...

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Korean officials seek to mend rift with meetings

Korean officials seek to mend rift with meetings

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said he's willing to help ties with South Korea return to a "normal track" amid a rift over Seoul's deployment of a high-tech USA missile-defense system to guard aga...

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U.S. says Iranian-directed convoy targeted by USA strike in Syria

Al-Tanf is also known as At Tanf. The Syrian government called the airstrikes a "blatant attack on forces fighting terrorism" on state television. It said "those who claim to be fighting terrori...

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North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

It is interesting to look at the new situation in the Korean peninsula and, in particular, America's relationship with the various parties there - South Korea, North Korea , China, Japan and even Rus...

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Spurs Run Rockets Out of Playoffs

Harden did not struggle, for to struggle one has to take shots. San Antonio, which opened the regular season with a 129-100 win at Golden State, opened as a 10½-point underdog in Sunday's series ope...

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Yale dean placed on leave for insensitive Yelp reviews

Yale dean placed on leave for insensitive Yelp reviews

Pierson Head Stephen Davis announced Chu's leave through a college-wide email on Thursday, Breitbart reported. "On Saturday evening, I found out that she was in fact responsible for multiple reprehe...

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Congressman Al Green calls for Trump Impeachment

Republicans in either the House of Representatives or the Senate are unlikely to break ranks and impeach President Donald Trump, according to a Tuesday analysis by statistics site 538. "I'm running ou...

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Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5M at New York auction

The buyer is Japanese billionaire and Basquiat fan Yusaku Maezawa , who purchased another of the artist's eclectic works in 2016 - a steal at just US$57.3m. Christie's sold Basquiat's " La Hara...

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Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package

He said, "It was a tremendous day, I just want to thank everybody". Those include combat ships, radar technology, tanks, missile defense systems and cybersecurity technology. He also is traveling with...

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Comey Agrees to Testify in Open Hearing Before Senate Intel Committee

Mr Comey had been running an inquiry into possible collusion between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's election campaign. The intelligence had come from Israel, which had not agreed for it to be...

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General election 2017: Labour steps up push for pensioner vote

General election 2017: Labour steps up push for pensioner vote

Mr Corbyn is demanding that the "anti-pensioner package" is immediately dropped as Labour tries to woo the so-called "grey vote". The poll showed the Conservatives with 46 percent, the same level of...

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North Korea urges U.S. to roll back hostile policies against Pyongyang

North Korea urges U.S. to roll back hostile policies against Pyongyang

Under U.N. sanctions, states are banned from supplying North Korea with sodium cyanide and Pyongyang has to abandon all chemical and biological weapons and programs. [Image by Drew Angerer/Getty Image...

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No headscarf for Melania Trump despite husband's 2015 attack on Michelle Obama

This story has been corrected to reflect that the arms package could reach $350 billion over 10 years, not $350 million. Trump and King Salman also signed of a pledge to "counter violent extremism, ...

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North Korea denies role in global cyberattack

North Korea denies role in global cyberattack

The missile landed in the sea near Russian Federation. Elaborating on the benefits that North Korea will be provided if it scraps its nuclear programme, Tillerson said if the DPRK cooperates, then s...

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Online speculators increasing bets on early end to Trump presidency

Online speculators increasing bets on early end to Trump presidency

The framers established impeachment as a last resort, a check to be used to deal with presidential misconduct when all other mechanisms failed. Trump's apparent confirmation of reports he shared...

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Comey Agrees To Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, said he expects Comey to "shed light on issues critical to this Committee's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 electi...

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ED files money laundering case against Karti Chidambaram, others

ED files money laundering case against Karti Chidambaram, others

Karti Chidambaram has denied all the charges made against him. Sources said the ED would probe the alleged "proceeds of crime" generated in this case and may also attach assets of the various accused....

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Hospitals no longer diverting patients — NHS cyber attack

Hospitals no longer diverting patients — NHS cyber attack

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed there has not been a second wave of cyber attacks on NHS trusts. Ms Rudd said the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) w...

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Erdogan watched attack on protesters in DC

The Turkish foreign minister is calling for the removal of the USA envoy, claiming he is sympathetic to Kurdish Syrians as the top congressional Republican demands swift action after the Turkish presi...

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White House doesn't dispute Trump called Comey a 'nut job' to Russians

According to the report , Trump called Comey a "nut job" to two Russian officials he met with last week, and is reported to have also shared classified information with the officials during the s...

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North Korea says US has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

North Korea says US has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

Watch the May 14 launch of the potentially nuclear-armed missile in the video below, originally broadcast on North Korea state television and released by the official government news outlet KCNA ...

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Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new FBI director

Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new FBI director

Calling Trump's remarks about possible taped conversations "outrageous", Sen. Was he suggesting Comey had recordings? Comey has not confirmed Trump's account. Then came a series of tweets and pu...

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Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia

Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia

Mr Trump has agreed to a defence cooperation deal with the Saudis, pledging 110 billion U.S. dollars effective immediately and up to 350 billion United States dollars over 10 years. and Saudi flags an...

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Trump Told Russians He Fired 'Nut Job' Comey Because Of Investigation

Trump Told Russians He Fired 'Nut Job' Comey Because Of Investigation

And Comey has long arms so Comey said he pre-emptively reached out for a handshake and grabbed the president's hand. But anyone who wants the truth out there should applaud the hiring of Mueller. "I...

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Investigation "divides the country"

Trump also asked why no special counsel was appointed for what he called "all of the illegal acts" of Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Obama administration. Mr. Trump, who met with two former Colomb...

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More than 80 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja

The union, Mogherini said, would continue to "stand shoulder to shoulder" with Nigeria in fighting terrorism and in its tireless work to free the girls. The first had a baby and was accompanied by a m...

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Afghan officials: 3 killed after gunmen storm bank

An unknown number of attackers struck a bank in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province. The attack lasted at least two hours and was finally brought to an end after all three attackers had been kill...

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