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Abbas' White House talks followed a February visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who moved to reset ties after a combative relationship with the Republican president's predecessor, Democrat Barack Obama. "And we will get this done", he said. The leader of the anti-Semitic Palestinian Authority came to the United States as President Trump seeks a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine .
  • Defecting French ex-PM Valls is told he must join Macron's party

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    At a victory party outside the Louvre Museum in Paris , Macron supporters roared with delight at the news, waving red, white and blue tricolor flags. "The idea, whatever people say, is not to humiliate candidates or treat them brutally", one En Marche insider told AFP on condition of anonymity. Baroin tried to highlight the risks facing defectors by citing the example of Manuel Valls, a former Socialist prime minister who said he was ready to back Macron in the June election.
  • Trump's reelection team says ABC, NBC, CBS blocked 'Fake News' ad

    Trump's reelection team says ABC, NBC, CBS blocked 'Fake News' ad

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    During her Fox News appearance, Lara Trump proclaimed that mainstream media only champions the First Amendment "when it serves their own political views". The Washington Times reported one of the featured media correspondents was CNN's Wolf Blitzer. And during his 2016 campaign for president, he called CNN the "Clinton News Network", in reference to his then-opponent Hillary Clinton.
  • Trump, Abbas link renewed peace talks to countering Islamic State

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    Throughout his campaign, Trump had promised to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem and supported Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory - concepts that are both held in high regard by staunch pro-Israel groups. Abbas also called on Israel to withdraw from the Palestinian territories. Just over a month after Vice President Mike Pence said that President Donald Trump was considering moving the USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the president has met with Palestinian President ...
  • Acting FBI boss contradicts Trump over Comey

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    The White House on Thursday denied any such reaction by Rosenstein, telling reporters the veteran prosecutor came up with the memo on his own and not necessarily at Trump's direction. Republican leaders brushed off the idea as unnecessary. FBI officials have questioned Trump's claims, and the agency' acting director, Andrew McCabe , on Thursday said such assurances about the scope of an ongoing counterintelligence investigation would not be "standard practice".
  • Former Florida lawmaker found guilty of fraud

    Former Florida lawmaker found guilty of fraud

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    Rep. Corrine Brown's fraud trial. Brown's indictment said the Virginia-based One Door gave out only one scholarship, for $1,200, to an unidentified person in Florida. The final chapter of her legacy is being written in a Jacksonville federal courthouse, that she, as a congresswoman, helped build. "And she will continue to do that".
  • World War II bombs defused in German city

    World War II bombs defused in German city

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    The buildings being emptied include seven care homes and a clinic, although officials hope residents can return home by Sunday evening. A water jet cutter was brought in and used to open up the bomb and defuse it. The evacuation, the second-biggest since 1945, involves three heavily-populated areas of Hanover , which account for 10 percent of the city's entire population.
  • Sweeping GOP roads plan would raise taxes on gas, cut taxes elsewhere

    Sweeping GOP roads plan would raise taxes on gas, cut taxes elsewhere

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    Continued Uncertainty For Big Projects: Because the extra transportation revenue generated under this plan would primarily go toward reducing borrowing, numerous big projects delayed by Walker's budget could remain on hold. The tax cut would significantly reduce funding available to the state's general fund, which pays for expenses such as schools, prisons, and health care for the poor, elderly and disabled.
  • Trump did not threaten former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey: White House

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    The party members have called for a special counsel to investigate the Russian Federation issue, and the White House, in turn, has said that a special prosecutor in the case is not required. "While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau".
  • PM promises 'robust response' to North Korea

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    North Korea accused the USA and South Korean security agencies of planning a biochemical attack on leader Kim during April 15 celebrations in the North's capital of the anniversary of the birth of state founder Kim Il Sung. China has intervened whenever it viewed the Korean peninsula as a potential beachhead for an invading maritime power. It happened again during the 1894 Sino-Japanese war, and during the Korean War in the early 1950s.