• Netanyahu: I told Nikki Haley It's Time to Dismantle UNRWA
Netanyahu: I told Nikki Haley It's Time to Dismantle UNRWA

Netanyahu said Hamas is "using schoolchildren as human shields and this is the enemy that we have been fighting against for many years, an enemy that is committing a twofold war crime". He also said the agency's very existence "perpetuates and does not solve the Palestinian refugee problem". "It is unacceptable that students and staff are place...

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  • FIFA removes Qatari match officials due to diplomatic crisis
FIFA removes Qatari match officials due to diplomatic crisis

A referee from Singapore, assisted by another Singaporean and two officials from Malaysia, will replace the Qatari official. Saudi Arabia and allies including the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar last Monday, accusing it of supporting extremism.

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  • Trump calls ex-FBI director Comey a
Trump calls ex-FBI director Comey a "leaker"

Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii fired back at Trump on Twitter Friday morning, saying the president appeared to be accusing Comey of a serious crime: lying to Congress. When asked when that will be, the president said, "A fairly short period of time". Though Trump has lambasted Comey as a "leaker", he also claimed "total and complete v...

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  • Attorney General Session next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny
Attorney General Session next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny

In a closed session afterward, Comey said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had received unconfirmed reports that Sessions might have had a third meeting with Ambassador Sergey Kisylak during a reception for then-candidate Donald Trump at Washington's Mayflower Hotel .

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  • Trump blasts Qatar for funding terrorism
Trump blasts Qatar for funding terrorism

A senior administration official downplayed any divergence between Trump and Tillerson's remarks in the aftermath, characterizing any perceived difference in their stance on Qatar as a "misperception". "For Qatar, we want you back among the unity of responsible nations". "The Kingdom of Bahrain stressed the necessity of Qatar's commitment to corr...

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  • London attack death toll rises to eight
London attack death toll rises to eight

One of the messages behind the training is "run, hide, tell", in case of an attack. In a statement Wednesday, relatives of Khuram Butt - one of three men to take part in the deadly massacre last Saturday - condemned the attack and called on local authorities in the United Kingdom to put a stop to others like him, who may be planning more stri...

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  • US Special Ops helping Filipino military in battle against ISIS-linked fighters
US Special Ops helping Filipino military in battle against ISIS-linked fighters

The Philippines is majority Christian, but Mindanao has a significant population of Muslims and Marawi City is overwhelmingly Muslim. "We believe the enemy has strong defensive positions", he said. A US P3 Orion surveillance plane is now operating in the skies above the city, according to local media. The US Embassy said the US special operat...

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  • Anger builds up among Tories over DUP deal
Anger builds up among Tories over DUP deal

The main opposition Labour Party surpassed expectations by winning 262. An online petition to stop an alliance between the Conservative party and the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) has gained almost 500,000 signatures. He said it was impossible to predict whether she would still be prime minister at the end of the year. DUP Leader Arle...

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  • May announces minority government and keeps top Cabinet team
May announces minority government and keeps top Cabinet team

Organisers who worked on the Sanders campaign provided assistance to Momentum , the leftwing pressure group, in the runup to the election, coaching Labour members on how to canvass voters online and offline. He said talks were seeking an agreement - which would not be a formal coalition - to keep a minority Tory government in power, the BBC re...

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  • France votes for new parliament
France votes for new parliament

Saying "France is back", Prime Minister Edouard Philippe pledged to move ahead quickly with bold reforms to French worker protections and security policy. They had 314 seats in the last election but could end up with as few as 20 seats - and possibly no more than 35 - in the new National Assembly, pollsters projected.

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  • UK defense minister Fallon says government views on Brexit haven't changed
UK defense minister Fallon says government views on Brexit haven't changed

While the prime minister fought to win the support she needs to stay in power, she still told German Chancellor Angela Merkel she plans to start Brexit talks on schedule in a couple of weeks. "Tories turn on Theresa", said the pro-conservative Daily Mail . But Graham Brady, who chairs the influential 1922 Committee of backbench Conservative la...

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  • Australian officers injured in terror attack
Australian officers injured in terror attack

On Monday night, gunman Yacqub Khayre took a woman hostage in an apartment building in Brighton, 11km south-east of Melbourne's central business district after killing an employee in the foyer. Amaq said the attack was launched because of Australia's membership in a US-led coalition fighting against the armed group in Syria and Iraq. He had "a ...

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  • AG Jeff Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee
AG Jeff Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

Sessions said he would send Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, to testify about the department's budget. Sessions had been due to appear Tuesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee about the Justice Department's budget for 2018, but said the switch of hearing was necessary as it had become clear he would be questioned about ...

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  • Emmanuel Macron's En Marche dominates in first round of parliamentary election
Emmanuel Macron's En Marche dominates in first round of parliamentary election

FN vice-president Florian Philippot admitted to "disappointment" and called on voters to "mobilise massively" for the June 18 second round. In the wake of far-right Marine Le Pen's qualification for the presidential runoff, the National Front party is expected to get its highest-ever score - but does not appear able to become the major oppositi...

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  • Merkel ready for Brexit talks, assumes UK sticking to its plan
Merkel ready for Brexit talks, assumes UK sticking to its plan

European Union officials have warned talks shouldn't be delayed and have expressed their fear that with the government weakened by the election result the talks could become even more complicated. "I have the feeling, because otherwise they would have given her a better vote". May, who had campaigned against Brexit past year, delivered her terms ...

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  • London mayor on Trump tweets: 'I really don't care'
London mayor on Trump tweets: 'I really don't care'

World leaders who stoop to attack municipal politicians in foreign cities look small, not that we can recall a precedent. We're gonna hold fast, and we're gonna keep calm and carry on.' Maybe we have to keep calm and actually do something. It was not clear whether Trump Jnr read Mr Khan's actual article before misconstruing the London Mayor's com...

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  • Israel advances plans for 1500 West Bank settler homes: Peace Now
Israel advances plans for 1500 West Bank settler homes: Peace Now

The Index also said that a large majority of the Jewish sector (65%) rejected the idea that Israel should have ceded conquered territories and launched negotiations with the Arab states for a comprehensive peace agreement immediately following the Six-Day War.

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  • Russia Calls For Dialogue In Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
Russia Calls For Dialogue In Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

Qatar meanwhile pledged those nations' citizens will have "complete freedom" to stay in the energy-rich country. "The. Republic of Mali calls on all parties to give priority to dialog.to resolve this dispute between Muslim brothers", it said.

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  • Comey testimony: Trump says vindicated, detractors allege obstruction
Comey testimony: Trump says vindicated, detractors allege obstruction

Mr Comey arranged the leak on May 15th after he was sacked and after the May 3rd hearing so it would not be in direct conflict with that testimony . PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I didn't say that. Comey told the Senate intelligence committee Thursday about several one-on-one interactions with the president, during which he said Trump pressed h...

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  • ITV: Boris Johnson stresses loyalty to UK PM May in leaked text
ITV: Boris Johnson stresses loyalty to UK PM May in leaked text

May's weakened position in the party ruled out big changes. After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond , would keep their jobs, Ms May must name the rest of her team, who will take on one of the most demanding jobs in recent British history.

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