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The United States , Mexico and Canada have announced plans to launch a joint bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup . In a press conference where the words "historic" and "bold" were thrown around repetitively, the bid team wants 2026 to be the first time a World Cup is hosted across three countries.
  • Queen hands out Maundy coins in Leicester

    Queen hands out Maundy coins in Leicester

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    The Queen with the Duke of Edinburgh outside Leicester Cathedral. Her Majesty continued a tradition which dates back to the 13th century by distributing Maundy Money. For the lucky recipients gifted with the pouches, the coins can be used as British currency, but many individuals choose to keep the coins as a token of remembrance.
  • Assad says regime firepower 'not affected' by U.S. strike

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    He said U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is considering the request. Top diplomats from both Russian Federation and the United States admitted following the talks that the bilateral ties were faltering with Lavrov saying that the current stage of the bilateral relations was rather turbulent and Tillerson pointing to a low level of bilateral trust.
  • Russian Federation and Iran say USA missile strikes crossed 'red lines'

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    But in a sign that it may be too late to stop a runaway diplomatic crisis, a planned meeting with Mr Putin was taken off the agenda for when Mr Tillerson flies to Moscow on Wednesday. "We can't let this happen again". Then he headed to Europe to gather with the foreign ministers of the other major industrialized nations before venturing on eastward to become the first Trump Cabinet member to visit Moscow - and possibly meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Jared Kushner Currently Visiting Iraq With Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

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    Before his surprise trip to Iraq, Kushner had been preparing intensively for Thursday and Friday's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, which will take place at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. The White House confirmed last week that he had volunteered to be interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sen. Barzani wrote on Twitter that the meeting was "productive" and said officials discussed the war against IS "and plans for the day after".
  • United Nations says not in position to comment on Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence

    United Nations says not in position to comment on Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence

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    And these two facts were communicated to Pakistan one year ago when the matter of his illegal custody came to our knowledge. "It was made clear to the Pakistan Government that given the circumstances of the case namely kidnapping of Jadhav, absence of any credible evidence to substantiate the concocted charges against him and the farcical nature of proceedings against him.
  • China urges peace as Japan's fleet supports Trump's 'armada'

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    Chinese media said Mr Xi told Mr Trump in yesterday's telephone call that China would maintain "communication and co-ordination" with Washington over the North Korean issue. Furthermore, Trump's missile strike on Syria for "crossing the line" and using chemical weapons against innocent civilians has exacerbated fears that the US might use force against North Korea.
  • British intelligence reportedly warned United States agencies about Trump-Russia links

    British intelligence reportedly warned United States agencies about Trump-Russia links

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    According to the report, GCHQ began passing information about contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russian operatives in late 2015. GCHQ passed the information it had uncovered along to USA intelligence agencies as part of the routine exchange of information and for the next six months until summer of 2016, U.S intelligence agencies were receiving information about the contacts from European agencies in Germany, Estonia and Poland.
  • Islamic State says US 'run by an idiot'

    Islamic State says US 'run by an idiot'

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    The leader of the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, may have fled the group's final embattled stronghold of Mosul in Iraq using a series of coordinated suicide bombings. Meanwhile, a US-backed offensive is underway to dislodge ISIS from the remaining districts under its control in Mosul, 225 km away, the country's last city in which the jihadists hold significant ground.
  • Gold, silver hit five-month highs

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    Spot gold was mostly unchanged at $US1,274.8 per ounce by 0633 AEST (1833 GMT). The dollar came under heavy pressure along with Treasury yields after Trump said that strength in the US currency would eventually hurt the economy. The dollar fell to a five-month low against the yen USDJPY, +0.21% and the ICE Dollar DXY, +0.31% dropped to an nearly two-week low after Trump's comment.
  • Tillerson, Trump team try to clarify foreign policy after airstrikes

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    The EU will also support the UN-mediated intra-Syrian talks in Geneva to reach a political solution to the Syrian conflict. Writing in the Sunday Times, he said Vladimir Putin's Kremlin was to blame "by proxy" for the attack that killed 87 people, including 20 children, because it was the Syrian president's "principal backer".
  • FBI Obtained Warrant to Monitor Former Trump Adviser Carter Page's Communications

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    Asked if he knew from that article that he was one of the targets of the warrant, Page told TheDC: "To use a phrase a lot of people throw around nowadays: there was a whole lot of smoke". 'Something may have come up in a convers- I have no recollection, ' he said. I have no recollection'. In recent interviews, Page described himself as a "junior member" of Trump's foreign policy team, and has denied working on any Russia-related policies for the campaign.