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Matching that convergence was the message conveyed by President Trump, first in Saudi Arabia and then in Israel, of a geo-strategic shift in US policy. Trump called America's security cooperation with Israel "bigger than ever", and a difference from the Obama administration. Trump's visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories is part of his first trip overseas as president.
  • Russia-Trump campaign contacts a concern, ex-CIA chief says

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    Appearing before the House Intelligence Committee in Washington on Tuesday, Mr Brennan said he had encountered and was aware of "information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and USA persons involved in the Trump campaign".
  • Philippines: Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao amid clashes

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    While Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte did say North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "might just go insane one moment" during his recent phone call with Donald Trump , the latter revealed something far more serious. Ano said Hapilon, who was wounded by a military airstrike in January, and more than a dozen of his men summoned reinforcements from their Maute allies.
  • Did Melania Trump swat president's hand away in Israel?

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    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would not say that the Western Wall is part of Israel when asked about by a reporter during the presidential flight from Saudi Arabia to Israel . Trump's tour comes in the shadow of difficulties at home, where he is struggling to contain a scandal after firing James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director almost two weeks ago.
  • Rouhani wins Iran's presidential election

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    Rouhani, long known as a cautious and mild-mannered establishment insider, reinvented himself as a bold champion of reform during the election campaign, which culminated on Friday in victory with more than 57 percent of the vote. Now, Parsi continues, Rouhani "must take decisive action to protect the human rights and civil liberties of the Iranian people, pursue improved relations with the world, and promote economic growth for the Iranian people".
  • British police name Manchester attacker as Salman Abedi

    British police name Manchester attacker as Salman Abedi

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    Severe is level 4 out of 5, with critical being the highest. "This means that their assessment is not only that an attack remains highly likely but that a further attack may be imminent", May said in a televised statement from her Downing Street Office after a meeting of the government's crisis response committee.
  • Altrincham PR manager confirmed as latest victim of Manchester terror attack

    Altrincham PR manager confirmed as latest victim of Manchester terror attack

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    In 2016 he was featured in a Buzzfeed interview when he took to Twitter to promote his mother's handmade items at a craft fair, after she told him nobody was buying anything. Thankfully I have his wonderful family and fantastic friends to keep me strong. It came shortly after the family of 15-year-old Olivia Campbell confirmed she was among the victims of Monday night's attack.
  • Duterte says skirmishes with militants ongoing

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    Duterte said that if he sees the ISIS or ISIS-inspired local groups expanding in Visayas or even Luzon, he may consider expanding the coverage of the martial law in Mindanao to these two other islands. What will happen under martial law? Back in April, the White House said that during a phone call with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, President Trump extended an invitation to the White House to Duterte, and they "discussed the fact that the Philippines is fighting very hard ...
  • Manchester bomber was 'likely' acting with others: minister

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    An initial deployment of 984 had been ordered, initially in London, then elsewhere. The changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace was cancelled Wednesday so police officers can be re-deployed, Britain's defence ministry said. Speaking on BFM television tonight, Gerard Collomb did not provide details and said it is unclear whether Abedi was part of a larger network of attackers.
  • Philippine President Duterte courts Russia in blow to US

    Philippine President Duterte courts Russia in blow to US

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    Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said their meeting was frank and friendly, and the discussion was largely about preventing conflict, not threatening it. Duterte's rivals have likened his refusal to insist that China abide by the ruling as akin to surrendering sovereignty. In a sign of warming bilateral ties, the two countries will set up offices of their defence attaches in each other's capitals, Natividad said.
  • Trump send $4.1 trillion budget to Congress

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    Includes $1.3 trillion in discretionary funding cuts to many federal agencies , including the Environmental Protection Agency and National Institutes of Health, which Trump proposed in March as part of his "skinny budget ". The cuts primarily target social safety net programmes while the blueprint boosts military spending. President Donald Trump is asking Congress for $1.6 billion to begin building a wall along the border with Mexico, far short of the amount needed for a project sharply ...