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TEL AVIV U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he was optimistic about improving military ties with Egypt after talks in Cairo with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, following a period of strain under the Obama administration. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Affairs Dina Powell and the U.S. Ambassador to Cairo Stephen Beecroft. " We've always had an open relationship ", he told Sobhi.
  • Democrat closes in on Congress seat in Georgia

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    That means Ossoff , a former congressional staff member, will take on Republican Karen Handel in a June runoff election . The drama hinged on whether the documentary filmmaker would win an outright majority of the vote, which would send him to Congress, or if he would fall short of 50 percent and be forced into a June 20 runoff with one of the 11 Republicans in the race.
  • Mike Pence: WH Moving to 'Isolate' NKorea After Failed Test

    Mike Pence: WH Moving to 'Isolate' NKorea After Failed Test

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    Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday declined to say whether the United States had any role in North Korea's failed missile test over the weekend and said that "the patience of the USA and its allies in this region has really run out - and we're beginning to take such measures diplomatically to isolate Pyongyang".
  • Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike

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    Barghouti, now serving five life sentences in an Israeli prison for his role in deadly terror attacks during the second intifada (uprising), accused Israel of " inhumane " treatment of prisoners and "judicial apartheid" in a New York Times opinion piece published Sunday outlining the reasoning for the strike.
  • Mallya arrested in United Kingdom by Scotland Yard, gets bail

    Mallya arrested in United Kingdom by Scotland Yard, gets bail

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    Santosh Gangwar, India's junior finance minister said the government would do everything in its power to bring Mallya to justice. "He will be out in a few minutes", a member of Mallya's team was quoted as saying by the news agency PTI. Vijay Mallya is in an intoxicated state and it is vivid in the video, he is stammering at times and just going with the flow. Indian investigators said previous year Mr Mallya had not been co-operating and had ignored their summons to give evidence three times.
  • Will not resign, conspiracy charges not proven: Uma Bharti

    Will not resign, conspiracy charges not proven: Uma Bharti

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    The CBI had moved the top court against May 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict dropping conspiracy charge against the eight senior Bharatiya Janata Party and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders. The comments were made hours after BJP chief Amit Shah reportedly reassured Mr Advani that "the party is with you". The supreme court Judges ordered to conduct hearing on daily basis until a verdict is delivered within two years.
  • Early British election won't affect Brexit talks, says Germany

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    Against a backdrop of raucous cheers and jeers, May called Corbyn "not fit to lead" and said his left-wing economic policies "would bankrupt this country". One broadcaster, ITV, said it planned to hold a debate with or without the prime minister. The Prime Minister intends that the election will take place on 8 June 2017.
  • That 'Armada' Heading To North Korea? Actually, It Sailed South

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    According to photos released Saturday by the U.S. Navy, the carrier battle group thought to have been deployed to counter North Korean aggression is actually thousands of miles away from the Korea Peninsula. But it does a lot of things. "It ensures our - we have the strategic capabilities, and it gives the President options in the region". "Such a tactic is very like Trump's style, but I don't think it's a good way to handle the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula because Kim will not ...
  • Canada unveils plans to legalise recreational marijuana

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    Prime minister Justin Trudeau has argued that making marijuana legal will keep it out of the hands of underage users and reduce drug-related crime. The bundle of bills tabled Thursday in the House of Commons mark the start of a lengthy process which the government hopes to have completed by July 2018.
  • Pence, on U.S. carrier, pledges to defend Asia

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    Vice President Mike Pence said on an Asian tour this week that the era of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over. But the vice president said he was encouraged and believed North Korea was listening to the Trump administration's concerns.
  • Trump Orders Review of Iran Nuke Deal Sanctions: Tillerson

    Trump Orders Review of Iran Nuke Deal Sanctions: Tillerson

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    He did not say how long the review would take but said in the letter to Ryan that the administration looked forward to working with Congress on the issue. Trump what it has failed to do for past presidents - force concessions from Pyongyang. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticized the deal.
  • 'The Sword Stands Ready': Mike Pence Issues Pointed Warning to North Korea

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    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is making a pitch for President Donald Trump's economic policies, telling U.S. and Japanese business leaders that a tax overhaul and cut in regulations will help business on both sides of the Pacific. The Trump administration has signaled a forceful US stance on North Korea's recent actions, dispatching Pence to the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea on Monday in a show of American resolve.