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Malacañang issued the statement as President Duterte said today that he did not know that the US was providing assistance to government troops fighting the Islamic State-linked militants in Marawi . The military said it was making headway in the town but was proceeding carefully so as not to destroy mosques where some of the militants had taken up positions.
  • Trump says Qatar must end terrorism funding

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    Referring to his May trip to the region, Trump tweeted that it was "so good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off". But Sheikh Mohammed told the AP that Sheikh Tamim "is not going to leave the country while the country is in blockade", in effect turning down the mediation offer.
  • Marker to honor couple who fought interracial marriage ban

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    But the couple later recruited the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, "which unsuccessfully sought to reverse their convictions in the state courts of Virginia and then appealed to the U.S. She called the Lovings "civil rights pioneers" who had the courage to stand up for the right to love. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other officials will dedicate a historical marker Monday commemorating the 1967 ruling and the Virginia couple behind the case.
  • SKorea leader proposes Asian nations co-host 2030 World Cup

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    From a logistical standpoint, it would be one of the easiest ways to host a World Cup as all the infrastructrue required to run a tournament exists with South Korea, China and Japan to run a World Cup in their own right. During the meeting, the envoy presented President Moon with a hand-written letter by Japanese Prime Minister Abe, where he stressed the need for continued pressure and sanctions on North Korea.
  • Thousands rally across Russian Federation in new challenge to Kremlin

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    Navalny, who had a green liquid thrown in his face in April, robbing him of some of his sight, said hundreds of people had attended demonstrations in Russia's Far East on Monday morning. Authorities had given permission for the rally, but Navalny late Sunday called for the location to change to one of Moscow's main avenues. Meanwhile there was also a large police presence in St.
  • UK PM May said wants broader consensus on Brexit plan -lawmaker

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    He said there was no appetite among the public for a leadership contest which could plunge the party into a fresh general election . Corbyn said it is "quite possible" that there will be another election this year or early next year. is a classic move to shore up authority at home", said Colin Talbot, professor of government at the University of Manchester . "If she has an ounce of self-respect, she will resign", said Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron.
  • Qatar opens channels with Oman ports amid Gulf crisis

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    Qatar Airways has been hit hard by the dispute, with 18 destinations now out of bounds for the airline. Pakistani ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz attended the conference on Monday.
  • UK's May Announces She Will Form Government Day After Losing Parliamentary Majority

    UK's May Announces She Will Form Government Day After Losing Parliamentary Majority

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    There had been speculation Mr Hammond, the Chancellor, would be vulnerable in a post-election re-shuffle and the decision to leave him in the Treasury was being seen as a sign of her weakness after her Commons majority was wiped out. UK Elections 2017 is closing towards a dramatic end. The U.S. currency was up 0.2 percent at 110.210 yen. But instead of throwing in the towel, May took the issue to the top.
  • US Special Forces Assist Philippines Against Islamic Militants

    US Special Forces Assist Philippines Against Islamic Militants

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    Philippine President Duterte seems to have quietly accepted U.S. Special Forces to advise and assist the PI in the task of destroying a festering Islamic insurgency on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao . The marines were on an operation to rescue about 100 hostages held by the militants , who set off improvised explosive devices and fired rocket-propelled grenades at the advancing troops, Herrera said.
  • Hopes rise for softer Brexit after poll shock

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    Efforts are under way in Stormont to restore powersharing before the June 29 deadline. May has confirmed five of her most senior ministers will remain in their pre-election roles. "Discussions will continue next week to work on the details and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new parliament". Mrs May apologised to Tory MPs on Monday, accepting personal responsibility for failing to win an outright victory and sacrificing the parliamentary majority she inherited from David Cameron ...
  • Karnataka should give way for transmission projects: Goyal

    Karnataka should give way for transmission projects: Goyal

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    We would have expanded the capacity of Southern Grid four times five years.one project got delayed. The problem in the power sector NPAs has been a looming problem of the country. "We are working with the Law Ministry to work on what enabling framework can be quickly brought up by which we can quickly start that auction (for offshore mineral blocks)", Mr.