• Philippine troops raise flag as bombs fall on Islamist-held city
Philippine troops raise flag as bombs fall on Islamist-held city

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has made a top priority of his foreign policy establishing a strong measure of autonomy compared to the nation's traditional dependence on the U.S., and the sudden news of United States forces becoming involved in the siege of Marawi has raised a lot of eyebrows.

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  • Theresa May to appeal to Tory MPs after general election fallout
Theresa May to appeal to Tory MPs after general election fallout

The Daily Mail screamed: "Gamble That Backfired". According to some reports, May had offered to resign immediately but was talked out of it by colleagues dreading what yet another election would do to them, in the face of a suddenly popular and apparently electable Jeremy Corbyn.

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  • Militants in Philippines city dug in for protracted battle
Militants in Philippines city dug in for protracted battle

However, the agreement failed to bring lasting peace in Mindanao. He said the military only allowed rescuers to access areas on the fringes of zones held by the fighters, and barred them from entering bombed-out city blocks. Government forces have bombarded Marawi with air strikes and waged fierce street-to-street battles with hundreds of gunmen ...

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  • Trump invited to testify about interactions with Comey
Trump invited to testify about interactions with Comey

According to Comey, Trump said in a private Oval Office conversation, "He (Flynn) is a good guy". The reporter asked Comey Jr. if had any reaction to the week's events, including his testimony before the Senate. Oliver then noted that the hearing further called Trump's credibility into question when Comey described why he was compelled to take m...

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  • Iran tracks down and kills ISIL suspects after attacks
Iran tracks down and kills ISIL suspects after attacks

Iran's Intelligence Ministry has identified the five terrorists who were killed during the two deadly terror attacks on its parliament and on the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini on Wednesday. The message was stronger because it was sent from the heart of Iran's legislative body. The Iranian security forces arrested 41 members of Daesh terror group (...

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  • General election result - industry reaction
General election result - industry reaction

But her party is deeply divided over what it wants from Brexit , and the election result means British businesses still have no idea what trading rules they can expect in the coming years. One of the party member's, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, who leads the group in Westminster, said his party would talk to the Conservatives if it needed support to ...

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  • Russians protest government corruption
Russians protest government corruption

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is escorted upon his arrival for a hearing after being detained at the protest against corruption and demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, at the Tverskoi court in Moscow , Russia March 27, 2017.

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  • Philippines' Duterte Unaware Of US Support Against Islamists
Philippines' Duterte Unaware Of US Support Against Islamists

The President rejected the overture. He said he went to the brothers on the day the attack on Marawi was launched and they told him to the leave the town. "It's a way of intimidating the opposition". Some of the marines perished in a fire ignited by the militants at the height of the fighting, military officials said.

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  • DUP 'will support the Tories for as long as Corbyn leads Labour'
DUP 'will support the Tories for as long as Corbyn leads Labour'

The Brexit Secretary said the talks would take place that week, but not necessarily on the Monday due to the clash with the Queen's Speech at Westminster . May also restored former Justice Secretary Michael Gove to the Cabinet in another move created to show she was willing to listen to critics. Now the Queen's Speech could be delayed from ne...

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  • DUP leader says talks with Britain's Conservatives 'positive'
DUP leader says talks with Britain's Conservatives 'positive'

Why was the deal necessary? In fact, they fell so short that without the support from the DUP the party would nearly certainly have had to make way for Jeremy Corbyn and Labour. A government relations official at another bank said the financial industry will still make a renewed attempt to lobby the government to secure more access to the single ma...

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  • DUP leader says talks with Conservatives 'positive'
DUP leader says talks with Conservatives 'positive'

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn . With the 318 Conservative seats plus the DUP seats, May would have 328 votes - just above the 326 needed for a majority. Asked whether Trump had spoken to May about postponing his trip to London , which remains unscheduled, White House spokesman Raj Shah said Sunday: "The president has tremendous respect fo...

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  • In stern rebuke of Mideast ally, U.S. raps Qatar on terror funds
In stern rebuke of Mideast ally, U.S. raps Qatar on terror funds

Qatar, which has developed an assertive foreign policy over the past decade, denies that it supports militants and says it is helping to reduce the threat of terrorism by backing groups that fight poverty and seek political reform. They have imposed an embargo on Qatar, cut diplomatic ties, expelled Qatari nationals and closed borders and airspac...

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  • Cuba to Trump: We are ready to deal
Cuba to Trump: We are ready to deal

It's also being held in Miami on Thursday and Friday. In particular, Axios describes the White House's policy to be a "big win" for Rubio "who tutored Trump on the issue (including in debates), and kept prodding for this announcement". Mario Diaz-Balart. A new national survey issued by Morning Consult Company and published today by Engage Cub...

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  • Man dies after semi-truck rollover west of Winnipeg
Man dies after semi-truck rollover west of Winnipeg

Police say it's believed he over-corrected to the left as he entered a left-hand curve. Alcohol is not considered a factor. The Mazda then struck the fifth vehicle and came to rest in the ditch. Coroners Service. Oakbank RCMP responded to the call at 1:45 a.m. Investigators believe the vehicle was heading westbound on Highway 15 before it enter...

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  • Kosovo leaders of anti-Serb war winning election
Kosovo leaders of anti-Serb war winning election

Ramush Haradinaj, who is the nominee for PM of the leading coalition said in a rally in the capital Pristina that he knew that there was a lot of work to be done but that they could achieve it together. Kosovar Serbs are the country's biggest ethnic minority with a population numbering around 100,000. The party has been a disruptive force, releasin...

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  • At time of his death, Kim Jong-nam had $120000 on him
At time of his death, Kim Jong-nam had $120000 on him

Quoting Malaysian investigation officials, the Japanese daily said on Sunday that the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, may have been paid for information. North Korean agents in the country may have been tracking Kim's movements and were most likely at the scene of his slaying to guarantee a successful hit, Malaysia author...

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  • Damian Green appointed First Secretary of State as May reshuffles Cabinet
Damian Green appointed First Secretary of State as May reshuffles Cabinet

As Brexit negotiations begin, Gove is going to have his work cut out for him as he will be responsible for quickly reworking EU-dominant agriculture and environment law and policy. We have just emerged from a general election campaign that was nearly environment-free. The role had previously sat empty during May's tenure, having previously been...

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  • National Front leaders squabble as party faces election humiliation
National Front leaders squabble as party faces election humiliation

Italy's 10-year government bond yield slid 8 basis points to 2.01 percent, its lowest level since late January, while the gap over German peers tightened sharply to around 175 basis points - its narrowest since late May. "Republic on the Move" (LREM), the party of French President Macron, has scored an impressive win in the first round of the elect...

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony before Senate committee to be public
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony before Senate committee to be public

Calls for public testimony by Sessions had increased after last week's appearance before that same panel by Comey, who said that he had not told Sessions about some of the conversations with President Trump had made Comey uneasy about possible White House interference in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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  • Nawaz Sharif leaves for Saudi amid Qatar crisis
Nawaz Sharif leaves for Saudi amid Qatar crisis

He was hopeful that if honest efforts were made by Pakistan and other Muslim countries, they would help in resolving the diplomatic crisis engulfing the Middle East in a peaceful manner and without causing much damage to their economies. Pakistan shares "good" ties with all Gulf countries and has been asked by the country's parliament to stay neutr...

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