• Tillerson: Saudi Arms Deal Meant to Counter Iranian Influence

    Tillerson: Saudi Arms Deal Meant to Counter Iranian Influence

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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that his sword dance the previous night in Saudi Arabia was not his first. Al-Jubeir borrowed a Trump phrase when he said stronger US ties will allow the region to "drain the swamps from which extremism and terrorism emanates".
  • Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

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    The newspaper said ambassador Sergei Kislyak told his superiors that Mr Kushner proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for their discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor. Mr Kushner is Mr Trump's son-in-law and a trusted adviser to the president. If the Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to speak with someone, it's not necessarily an indication of involvement or complicity, said Treacy, who did two tours in Moscow as the FBI's legal attache.
  • Ariana Grande to return for Manchester benefit concert

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    A moment of silence was held in Manchester Thursday morning for the victims. It's the first time that Grande has spoken out since Monday's suicide bombing that killed 22 people . He added, however, that his son did not disclose he was heading for Manchester when he left Libya last week. Former Libyan official Abdel-Basit Haroun told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the elder Abedi was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting group in the 1990s, which had links to al-Qaeda.
  • OU and Ohio State kickoff time announced

    OU and Ohio State kickoff time announced

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    The Ohio State Buckeyes might very well be favorites to win the national title this upcoming college football season. The Buckeyes are now ranked No. After taking a five-goal lead early in the third quarter, Towson could not hold off Ohio State as the Buckeyes advanced to their first national championship lacrosse game.
  • Next for Montana's new congressman: Day in court, then DC

    Next for Montana's new congressman: Day in court, then DC

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    Georgia Democrats say they see Gianforte's relatively narrow margin of victory - his GOP predecessor defeated Democratic opponents here by about 15 percentage points in 2014 and 2016 - as an opening for Ossoff. But Republicans says the Montana victory shows success in their strategy to focus on the Democratic candidate - and the possibility that congresswoman Nancy Pelosi could return as House speaker.
  • British Airways says computer outage causing global delays

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    If you are flying with BA this weekend, or have any flights to or from Heathrow or Gatwick, check with the airport first to ensure that your flight has not been cancelled or severely delayed. Gareth Ebenezer, who was on his way to Dublin to watch a rugby union final, told CNN he gave up and went home after getting caught up in the chaos at Heathrow.
  • Trump, Macron engage in a little handshake diplomacy

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    French President Emmanuel Macron praised President Donald Trump's "capacity to listen" and his "intention to progress with us". While the French ambassador, Gerard Araud, did not reveal what he told Macron, Capehart and another guest jokingly told him that he should discuss Trump's handshake with Macron.
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, dies at 89

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    Brzezinski served as Carter's principal foreign policy adviser during the 1976 campaign and as national security adviser from 1977-1981. Brzezinski took part in secret negotiations between Egypt's President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin , which took place at Camp David in 1979.
  • World leaders lobby Trump on climate change at G7

    World leaders lobby Trump on climate change at G7

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    French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Trump at length about the climate deal during a meeting Thursday in Brussels. In addition to getting pushed on the topic at the G7 summit, the president also got an earful at the Vatican, where the pope presented the president with one of his writings on the environment and the Cardinal secretary of state further raised the issue during a bilateral meeting.