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Sikh soldier wears turban in Queen's official birthday parade

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The Queen turned 92 on her actual birthday on April 21. A 22-year-old Sikh soldier today created history by becoming the first to wear a turban instead of a bearskin hat during an annual parade that marks the birthday of Britain's longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II. Read More »

Iran president arrives at China summit

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President Xi Jinping appreciated Pakistan for its proactive participation in SCO since becoming a member. About the SCO summit, officials said India will pitch for evolving effective ways to deal with the growing challenge of terrorism and enhancing security cooperation among SCO countries. Read More »

Back the bill, urges UK's May as Brexit law faces crunch test

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Brussels had demanded that Northern Ireland remain aligned with European Union customs regulations once Britain leaves, in a bid to prevent a hard border appearing between Northern Ireland and the Republic. But John Longworth, of the Leave Means Leave campaign, said Mrs May appeared "obsessed with the damage-limitation mantra of the Remainers" and was leading the country into a Brussels trap. Read More »

US soldiers wounded in Somalia are now in Kenya, military says

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The U.S. forces were on a patrol with Somali and Kenyan troops when they were attacked with mortars and small arms in southern Somalia, AFRICOM said . The U.S. military and others have expressed concern about the 21,000-strong AU force's plan to withdraw by 2020 and hand over security responsibilities to Somali forces, saying the local troops are not ready. Read More »

One 'rant,' rough talks sour G7 mood in confrontations with Trump

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Mr Trump plans to leave the summit mid-morning on Saturday, four hours earlier than originally planned, to fly to Singapore ahead of his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. I think better for both countries. "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers", he tweeted. Read More »

Democrats avert California debacle, gear up for midterms

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That is over double the $58 million spent in the 2016 election cycle. We just tied the lowest unemployment rate in the last 50 years. "The [gas tax] initiative is going to be on the ballot in November and Democrats are going to have to defend raising the gasoline tax while Republicans say they want to repeal it". Read More »

Two Pruitt Aides Resign as E.P.A. Ethics Questions Continue

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Hupp recently testified before the House oversight committee that she did many personal tasks for Pruitt, including house-hunting and inquiring about obtaining a used Trump hotel mattress . Federal employees are subject to specific rules created to prevent officials from using their office for personal gain or taking advantage of subordinates. Read More »

House Republican suggests talk of removing Ryan after dismissing spying claim

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Matt Gaetz (R-FL) openly mused about removing Ryan from his role as House Speaker ahead of November's elections . The US Senate's Republican leader, Mitch McConnell , also discouraged talk of a self-pardon by Trump on Tuesday. "I am even more convinced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got", Gowdy said on Fox News last week. Read More »

UK Supreme Court dismisses case to overturn Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws

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The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom has rejected an attempt to overturn Northern Ireland's strict abortion limits - but a majority of the justices also say the current law is "deeply unsatisfactory" and violates human rights. "Courts should not make decisions freighted with the individual attitudes of the judiciary". She added: "It is a matter of fundamental human rights on which, hard though it is, the courts are as well qualified to judge as is the legislature". Read More »

Putin tips Russian Federation sanctions to be lifted

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CNN reported that Putin told the Austrian ORF network that he and Trump "regularly talk over the phone" - but suggested that no formal meeting between the two leaders is imminent. But there is one friend of Russian Federation that Putin would never use the "ty" form with: Milos Zeman, the 73-year-old President of the Czech Republic. Read More »

Trump Meets With Japanese Prime Minister Ahead Of North Korea Summit

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A weekly recap of the top political stories from The Globe, sent right to your email. In an interview later with The Associated Press, Mr Giuliani rejected suggestions that such comments might sour the atmosphere ahead of next week's summit , saying that the North Korean leader must understand that the United States is in a position of strength. Read More »

The United States will "patrol" the South China sea

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But "China's policy in the South China Sea stands in stark contrast to to the openness of our strategy", he continued. Mattis said Beijing had deployed a range of military hardware - including anti-ship missiles, surface-to-airmissiles and electronic jammers - across the South China Sea, where it has built islets and other maritime features into hardened military facilities. Read More »

Israel to send aid teams to Guatemala following deadly volcanic eruption

The two volcanoes have dealt mass destruction, but are different in many other ways. At least 192 people are missing and 75 are dead as a result of the explosion of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala on Sunday, officials say. Fuego's eruption was much more violent, and mostly took place through one main vent near its summit, while Kilauea's magma has moved underground for miles before popping up through dozens of fissures spread across the area. Read More »

Trump fires aide who joked about 'dying' John McCain

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Sadler reportedly said that McCain's stance "doesn't matter" since he's "dying anyway". White House aide Kelly Sadler attends a forum called Generation Next at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2018. Read More »

Melania Trump expected to attend Monday event

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Trump would skip this trip, but gave no official reason. She was admitted into Walter Reed Medical Center for what was called a benign kidney condition on May 14. The unveiling is significant as it marked the first time Melania has officially laid out her formal policy goals as the first lady. "She's holed up with the Obamas , working on a tell-all book about her husband - unless she had a secret nip and tuck, in which case she's just healing". Read More »

Mueller accuses Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign manager, of witness tampering

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In court documents, prosecutors working for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, said that Mr. Manafort tried to contact witnesses by phone and through an encrypted messaging program. Paul Manafort has been accused in an indictment of acting as an unregistered foreign agent by lobbying in the USA on behalf of Ukrainian interests. Read More »

Netanyahu on European mission to dismantle Iran pact

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On May 8, 2018, US President Donald Trump announced that his country would exit the Iran nuclear deal. In exchange, Iran received relief from sanctions, most of which were rescinded in January 2016. Tehran has complained that it has not benefited financially from the deal even before Trump's decision to withdraw. Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu , has failed to prise Angela Merkel away from supporting the Iran nuclear deal as he embarked on a three-country tour of Europe ... Read More »

North Korea replaces top three military officials

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Improved infrastructure would also help North Korea lift barriers to monetizing its mineral resources, including outdated and underdeveloped transportation networks and a severe energy shortage. Beijing wants to avoid the collapse of the Kim regime, which could bring a USA ally to its borders and drive thousands of North Korean refugees into China. Read More »

Trump can probably pardon himself, but has no plan to -Giuliani

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It also asserts that, under the power of the Constitution, Trump could "if he wished, terminate the inquiry". If the president does not consent to an interview and Mueller instead subpoenas him, the interpretation of executive powers by Trump's lawyers would likely be tested in court if they chose to fight the subpoena. Read More »

Theresa May calls Donald Trump to say his steel tariffs are 'unjustified'

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President Donald Trump announced last week that the United States would place 25 percent tariffs on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum from Canada , Mexico , and the European Union . National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Sunday on Fox News' "Fox News Sunday". "We are concerned that these actions are actually not conducive to helping our economy - they actually are destructive". Read More »

First Saudi women receive driving licences amid crackdown

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Instagram down as problems on app are reported throughout the night'The general directorate of traffic started replacing worldwide driving licences recognised in the kingdom with Saudi licences'. They have not only risked arrest by pushing for years for the right to drive, but have also called for an end to guardianship laws that give male relatives the final say over a woman marrying or traveling overseas. Read More »

China lowers tariffs, rejects USA trade war escalation

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The United States and China have threatened tit-for-tat tariffs on goods worth up to $150 billion each, as U.S. President Donald Trump has pushed Beijing to open its economy further and address the United States' large trade deficit with China. Read More »

India's GDP grows at 7.7% in quarter of 2017-18: Piyush Goyal

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Economists also point out to many risk factors that could put downward pressure on GDP growth. Consumer-price growth is already picking up-reaching 4.6 percent in April-and for a central bank that aims to keep inflation around the 4 percent midpoint of its target band, an interest-rate hike can't be far away. Read More »

DELICIOUS DIPLOMACY: Kim Jong Un Hopes to Open MCDONALD’S in North Korea

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No Kwang Chol, the first vice minister of the Ministry of People's Armed Forces, replaced Pak Yong Sik as defense chief, while Ri Myong Su was replaced by his deputy Ri Yong Gil, according to Yonhap News Agency . The Russian leader said Moscow has "big hopes" for the success of the meeting set for June 12. Kim Jong-un will reportedly be staying at the Fullerton Hotel. Read More »

Baker wins Supreme Court case over gay wedding cake

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Justice Kennedy referenced comments that commissioner made which read in part: "freedom of religion has been used to justify all kinds of discrimination throughout history, whether it be slavery, whether it be the holocaust". The Supreme Court's ruling found the commission - and a Colorado appeals court that also ruled in favor of the gay couple - had erred. "The clearest signal of the court in the Colorado case, the Masterpiece Cake shop is that the government can't bully and harass ... Read More »

Trump asserts 'absolute right' to pardon himself

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Among those who have pleaded guilty are former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Rick Gates, a longtime business partner of Paul Manafort , the former Trump campaign chairman who has been indicted in the investigation . Read More »

Denmark passes law banning burqa and niqab

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This move was then followed by Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria and a similar law is pending approval in the Netherlands. The bans seemingly seek to restrict the proliferating expression of political Islam in Europe . However, the government has insisted the ban is not aimed at any religion in particular. Adversaries say the boycott, which will produce results on August 1, encroaches ladies' entitlement to dress as they pick. Read More »