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The intelligence community will not be doing a damage assessment into President Donald Trump's disclosures of classified intelligence to Russian officials, Foreign Policy has learned. McMaster on Tuesday sought instead to downplay the significance of the information Trump revealed. Conversations with some officials who have briefed Trump and others who are aware of how he absorbs information portray a president with a short attention span.
  • Iran presidential elections: Tehran mayor drops out to back hardliner

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    Rouhani said Monday that he needed a strong victory to gain the mandate to carry out changes leading to more personal freedoms, something he promised in his first campaign but was never able to deliver. But he has little direct political experience. Raisi's candidacy has fueled speculation he is being lined up to succeed Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 77.
  • Comey firing hangs over Congress' busy week

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    The school wasn't immediately available for comment. Schumer said Sunday that Democrats are poised for an aggressive political fight if Trump nominates a partisan figure to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She's one of almost a dozen candidates President Donald Trump is considering to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey . At least eight candidates, including Cornyn, interviewed for the position over the weekend.
  • Netanyahu Claims Embassy Move To Jerusalem Would 'Advance' Peace Process

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    Meanwhile, the Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. Past administrations have said they would move the US embassy to Jerusalem if Palestine and Israel made peace. Netanyahu's office released quotes from summaries of the prime minister's meetings with Trump to back up its side. Asked what distinguishes Trump's plans from previous attempts, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said merely: "The man is different".
  • White House denies Trump asked Comey for loyalty pledge

    White House denies Trump asked Comey for loyalty pledge

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    After an early-morning tweetstorm in which he addressed inconsistencies between his statements and those of his surrogates by suggesting the cancellation of "all future press briefings", President Donald Trump reiterated the threat in an interview Friday afternoon.
  • North Korea hails latest missile test as a 'breakthrough'

    North Korea hails latest missile test as a 'breakthrough'

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    North Korea's push to boost its weapons programme also makes it one of the Trump administration's most urgent foreign policy worries. The United Nations Security Council is due to meet Tuesday to discuss North Korea's latest missile launch , diplomats said on Sunday, which was requested by the United States and allies South Korea and Japan.
  • Sydney bus drivers strike for 24 hours in protest

    Sydney bus drivers strike for 24 hours in protest

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    Despite an emergency Industrial Relations Commission hearing deeming it illegal , the strike will continue for 24 hours starting from 12am 18 May. The hearing was held at 8pm on Wednesday. They are protesting against the Berejiklian Government's planned privatisation of services, primarily in Sydney's inner west. "The union bosses think they run the show, the bottom line is they don't in this state", the minister told 2GB.
  • North Korea is intimidating the entire world

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    China's foreign ministry has expressed opposition to North Korea's test-launch of a ballistic missile and called on all sides to exercise restraint. In late April, Trump told Reuters "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea".
  • German leaders court migrants from Russia ahead of election

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    The MEP said: 'Either we get some grown-up, reasonable demands from the European Union or the United Kingdom will be forced to walk away before the end of this year. Picking him would send a clear signal that Macron hopes to attract other young modernisers from the Republicans to his new centrist party, La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move, REM), which will contest parliamentary elections in June.
  • Trump vows to work for Israeli-Palestinian peace

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    But there can not be lasting peace unless the Palestinian leaders speak in a unified voice against incitement to violate - and violence and hate. President Trump is mistaken if he believes Abbas is genuinely interested in finding peace. . It said Palestinian hospitals in East Jerusalem may shut down if the Palestinian Authority does not pay overdue debt owed to the hospitals for patients transferred there for treatment.
  • 3 years of Modi Government: Citizens give thumbs up

    3 years of Modi Government: Citizens give thumbs up

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    In a response to a congratulatory message on the completion of three years in the government, the Prime Minister tweeted, "Thanks for your wishes". Though ironical it may seem, a huge majority, of those surveyed, 61% of mainly city youths, felt the Modi government has handled "communalism related issues" quite well, which is just a marginal drop of 2% from a year ago.