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The report , citing anonymous U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications, said ambassador Sergei Kislyak had been "taken aback" by the suggestion. Reuters reported Friday that Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Kislyak a year ago, including two phone calls between April and November.
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    Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings", Gorelick said in a statement Thursday. The White House did not acknowledge any other contacts between Kushner and Russian officials. The Post cites "U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports". Flynn was pushed out of the White House in February after officials said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed USA sanctions against Russian Federation in a ...
  • 'Controversial' Climate Change Talks Don't Lead to G7 Consensus

    'Controversial' Climate Change Talks Don't Lead to G7 Consensus

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    Many of the European leaders talked about these global agreements. "That was a meaningful moment for him". European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker tried to soothe the atmosphere on trade. Even the Vatican appealed to the president on the matter. "It will be a fairly robust discussion on that". Tensions were running high after Trump chastised North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners Thursday for allegedly not carrying their weight in defense spending.
  • Trump wants ME peace 'compromise' but admits won't be easy

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    During his speeches at Ben Gurion Airport and the Israel Museum on Monday and Tuesday respectively, Trump did not utter the three words that have made many an Israeli wince: two state-solution. Trump says the attack preyed on "innocent children". Trump and his team carried off a complex balancing act with reassuring messages for Israelis, Palestinians, and the GOP foreign-policy establishment: "Relax, we got this".
  • Trump budget cut bid would make it 'impossible' for UN: spokesman

    Trump budget cut bid would make it 'impossible' for UN: spokesman

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    Over 112 other military, police and civilians peacekeepers from 43 countries were also awarded with the Dag Hammarskjold Medal posthumously. India now deploys more than 7,600 military and police personnel to United Nations peace operations in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti , Lebanon, Liberia , the Middle East, South Sudan, Sudan and the Western Sahara.
  • Gary Cohn: Donald Trump's 'Views Are Evolving' on Paris Climate Change Agreement

    Gary Cohn: Donald Trump's 'Views Are Evolving' on Paris Climate Change Agreement

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    Even if Trump keeps the U.S.in the Paris global warming agreement, it will nearly certainly fail. Trump refused to say he would adhere to NATO's mutual defence pact, known as Article V. On Twitter , the prime minister said he was not offended, and that it's natural for the US president to stand up front. President Trump will later head back home from his first global trip since taking office.
  • United Kingdom cuts intel flow to USA over leaks in Manchester bombing

    United Kingdom cuts intel flow to USA over leaks in Manchester bombing

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    They say the leaks compromise their investigations by telling the people they're still hunting for what they know. They include Abedi's father, Ramadan, and younger brother, Hashem, in Libya . As police raids continued Friday, specially trained firearms officers were being assigned patrol duty on trains for the first time in Britain . The UK official threat level from global terrorism was raised on Tuesday from severe to critical - meaning another attack is "expected imminently".
  • Tillerson hints at possible talks with Iran

    Tillerson hints at possible talks with Iran

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    Iranian media also reported similar big gains for reformists in other major cities, signaling a groundswell of support for slowly changing governance in the Islamic Republic. "Iran - fresh from real elections - attacked by @ POTUS in that bastion of democracy and moderation". Speaking alongside Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin , at his residence in West Jerusalem on Monday, Trump said: "There is a growing realization among your Arab neighbors that they have common cause with you in the ...
  • Evangelicals Give Hosannas to Trump Mideast Trip

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    Let's put aside the revelations of the past couple weeks related to Russia, James Comey, Michael Flynn, and terms like obstruction of justice, and instead focus on Trump and Israel . Erel Margalit, a member of parliament from the opposition Labor Party, called Trump's visit "a missed opportunity of historic proportions". Trump had arrived from Saudi Arabia where he signed a massive $110 billion arms deal with Riyadh.
  • US Senate committee advances bill to impose new sanctions on Iran

    US Senate committee advances bill to impose new sanctions on Iran

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    By an 18-3 vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee paved the way for full Senate consideration, despite objections from former Secretary of State John Kerry and others who served in Democratic President Barack Obama's administration that it might threaten the 2015 global nuclear deal with Iran.
  • Trump Called Netanyahu, but White House and Israel remain silent

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    No country in the world has its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem since the status of the city remains disputed in the eyes of the worldwide community. The new United States ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who took up office on Monday, has also backed the move. "Now is the time to honor our friend and fully recognize Jerusalem as the eternal, undivided capital of Israel", said Michael in a statement, according to The Daily Caller .
  • Sri Lanka Asks For Help After Landslides, Floods Kill Over 100

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    India's relief efforts were in response to Sri Lanka's plea for help to the global community as the death toll from flash floods and landslides continue to rise. The disaster management center said 91 people had been killed and 110 were missing. Officials said most reservoirs had reached spill level. About 200,382 people have been affected in the south and west of the country, the disaster management centre said.