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With that record behind them, it appears that the US SF as well as the Maute Group are here to stay. However Abella stressed on Sunday US involvement in the fight for Marawi was very limited. Duterte, for his part, says he "never approached America" for military support in the offensive, and that he was " not aware of that until they arrived " in the area on the southern island on Mindanao , which has been placed under martial law since the local ISIS affiliate seized the city of Marawi.
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    The Wall Street Journal cautioned readers not to jump to conclusions when it published the Secret Service's response to the publication's Freedom of Information Act request. That left open the possibility that other White House staff, or Trump himself, could have been involved in recording their talks, if anyone. On May 12, three days after he fired Comey, Trump suggested in a tweet that he had recorded their private discussions with Comey.
  • U.S. urges Arab nations to ease blockade of Qatar

    U.S. urges Arab nations to ease blockade of Qatar

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    Gulf-Cooperation Council ( GCC ), of which Qatar and blockade participants are members. Trump initially tweeted his support for the Saudi-led group, before apparently being nudged into a more even-handed approach when US defense officials renewed praise of Qatar, home of the al-Udeid base where the USA military commands its air missions across the Middle East and Afghanistan.
  • U.S. appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

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    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a preliminary injunction blocking President Trump's travel ban should remain in effect, at least for now. Section 2 (c) is the provision of the executive order imposing the six-country travel ban . And unlike the 4th Circuit, they did not consider whether the order is constitutional.
  • Did Russia Interfere in the Election, Collect Info on Trump — Putin Interview

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    In August 2016, Flynn told The Washington Post that he did not request to sit next to the Russian president nor did he worry about what the perception would be. Putin also said he had no knowledge of a report by multiple US media outlets of a proposal by Trump son-in-law and key adviser Jared Kushner to set up a secret communications channel with the Kremlin.
  • Parliamentary elections: Emmanuel Macron's party charging towards landslide victory

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    Emmanuel Macron's takeover of French politics is all but complete. Qatar's neighbours cut ties with the country over accusations that it sponsors Islamic extremism, which Qatar denies. Projecting seat numbers is an imprecise science in the two-round system. Whatever the outcome, a nation that a year ago seemed to be on the verge of being swept up in an anti-European, anti-immigrant wave has instead rallied behind Macron, a centrist and unabashed globalist who has called for weakening ...
  • Trump considering firing special prosecutor

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    When asked about the interview by CNN, Ruddy said: "My quote is accurate". Chris Ruddy to @JudyWoodruff : President Trump is considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller , who he considered for another position. Earlier this week, Newt Gingrich reportedly told radio host John Catsimatidis that Congress should "abolish the independent counsel". "I personally think it would be a very significant mistake even though I don't think there is a justification (for a special counsel)".
  • A professor ate an actual book on TV for a insane reason

    A professor ate an actual book on TV for a insane reason

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    The current edition has no entry for Labor Party, but does say, "British spellings, when they differ from American, are acceptable only in particular cases such as formal or composition titles: Jane's Defence Weekly, Labour Party ". The reminders of his promise started after he began promoting his new book Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union . "I will happily eat my new Brexit book if they do", he had tweeted.
  • Sam Warburton fit to lead British and Irish Lions against Highlanders

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    The problem, of course, is there are doubts which persist over whether that is the case. Lions coach Gatland wasn't getting carried away after his team's suffocating 12-3 win over the Crusaders in Christchurch. "But we were happy with the team effort tonight to give the fans that have come out to support us something to celebrate and we've got some momentum for the rest of the series".
  • One Love Manchester concert raises almost $3.5 million

    One Love Manchester concert raises almost $3.5 million

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    One tweeted: 'Hands up if you're a Brit who didn't really know who Ariana Grande was 2 wks ago, but now think [s] she should probably be Dame Ariana Grande '. The Black Eyed Peas , Justin Bieber , Coldplay , and Miley Cyrus were just some of the artists who performed along with Grande. Viewers were so impressed with Ariana and her efforts to help those injured that fans have been calling for the American star to receive an honorary Damehood from the Queen.