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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union party (CDU), which is allied with its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), has achieved an important victory in the elections in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, a poll seen as a test ahead of Germany's parliamentary elections in September.
  • U.S. sanctions over 270 Syrians after chemical attack

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    These government employees are "highly educated" chemical specialists who are likely to be able to travel outside of Syria and use the global financial system, Trump Administration officials said. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has welcomed the U.S. sanctions, saying they send a warning to those who would use chemical weapons. After the attack, the US retaliated a few days later by launching cruise missiles against a Syrian air base the Pentagon says was used to launch the chemical ...
  • Ismail Haniyeh elected new Hamas chief

    Ismail Haniyeh elected new Hamas chief

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    Gaza-based Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh was elected chairman of the Hamas Politburo, outgoing Politburo Chairman Khaled Meshaal said on Saturday. There is scant mention of any obligations to the welfare of the nearly 2 million Palestinians living in Gaza .
  • Pentagon says it will arm Syrian Kurds, despite Turkey's objections

    Pentagon says it will arm Syrian Kurds, despite Turkey's objections

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    White's statement confirmed the United States will allow the Syrian Democratic Forces to lead the campaign to recapture Raqqa. But a group of Kurdish fighters , commonly referred to as the People's Protection Units or YPG, is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, another US ally fighting ISIS.
  • Kent woman arrested as police shoot Willesden woman in terror raid

    Kent woman arrested as police shoot Willesden woman in terror raid

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    Footage shows a passenger, believed to be in her twenties, in full Muslim dress, screaming as a group of undercover officers pull her off public transport on Willesden High Road in north-west London on Thursday evening. Senior officers said the security services had thwarted 13 terrorism attempts in the last four years shortly before the deadly Westminster Bridge incident.
  • Hamas elects Ismail Haniya as new political chief

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    The global community widely recognizes the area defined by the 1967 borders as the site of a future Palestinian state, sitting alongside Israel in a so-called two-state solution. Haniya, a father of 13, began his rise to prominence in Hamas as a close associate of the group's founder and spiritual leader, Sheik Ahmed Yassin, who was assassinated by an Israeli airstrike in 2004.
  • German local vote a blow to Schulz's Social Democrats

    German local vote a blow to Schulz's Social Democrats

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    Supporters of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) react after the first forecast of the regional elections in the German federal state in the House of State Parliament of Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel, Germany , 07 May 2017. Or they could form a left-right coalition with the Social Democrats. The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party picked up 5.9 percent of the vote, meaning it will enter the state's legislature for the first time as it has passed the five percent threshold.
  • EU Must Reform or Face A Frexit, Says Emmanuel Macron

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    Ms Le Pen and Mr Macron will go head to head in the final presidential run off on Sunday, May 7. Despite trying to distance herself from her father, Le Pen senior endorsed his daughter, even though she expelled him from Front National (FN), which he co-founded.
  • Trump fires FBI Director Comey

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    Both senators also must contend with what's likely to be an even more poisoned atmosphere in the Capitol with Democrats seeing "Nixonian" signs of a coverup in Comey's dismissal by Trump on Tuesday. It comes as Mr Trump faces criticism for sacking James Comey. "On the heels of FBI Director James Comey's testimony that confirmed an active investigation into this Administration's ties to Russian Federation, business entanglements and conflicts of interest - the President has fired Director ...
  • Le Pen's Father Says Stance on Euro, EU Dragged Her Down

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    The election of a French president who champions European unity could also strengthen the EU's hand in its complex divorce proceedings with Britain. His wife, Brigitte, joined him on stage after his address. "Today, I'm proud to be French". Both Macron and Le Pen cast themselves early on as outsiders who are far removed from the established parties that have ruled France for decades.
  • Trump to announce federal court nominees

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    Circuit Court of Appeals. The Heritage Foundation and The Federalist Society developed the list at Trump's request. As of Monday evening, only two had been announced. "We plan to take full advantage of her judicial insights and contributions until she is finally confirmed by the United States Senate". Federal appeals courts have played a particularly crucial role in the past year.
  • James Comey Reportedly Discovered He Was Fired On Cable News

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    Comey said that for a counterintelligence probe, "that's a fairly short period of time". During testimony to Congress last month, Comey flatly rejected Trump's explosive claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor. The FBI investigation focused on whether Clinton had improperly shared classified information over the server, and although he concluded that the Democratic candidate shouldn't face any charges, he was hardly complimentary.