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Diplomats try to revive Mideast peace process in Paris

Leading diplomats from around the world on Friday endorsed French-led efforts to revive peace talks aimed at "fully ending" Israel's occupation of lands the Palestinians seek for their state. "I take this opportunity to make clear that I remain committed to making peace with the Palestinians and with all our neighbors", Netanyahu said in the Knesset May 31. Read More

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Police use tear gas to disperse English soccer fans

Police use tear gas to disperse English soccer fans

A group of about 200 English fans had been getting progressively rowdier and noisier, singing songs taunting Russian Federation, when a loud explosion was heard and some bottles were thrown. They went on to lose the match 2-1. After Russia's Denis Glushakov scored against Slovakia in the 80th minute, a flare was ignited inside the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille . Read More

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Obama, Dalai Lama anger China with White House meeting

The Tibetan spiritual leader did not speak to the battery of reporters waiting inside. Earnest reiterated Wednesday that US policy toward Tibet remained unchanged. Ahead of a February 2014 meeting, United States officials at the time said the visit was arranged because the Dalai Lama is "an internationally respected religious and cultural leader" - implying the face-to-face wasn't political. Read More

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Asean retracts strong statement on S. China sea rows: Malaysia

Asean's foreign ministers reiterated their "serious concerns" to China over South China Sea developments at a special meeting, as their Chinese counterpart urged them not to view the disputed waters as "the sum of China-Asean ties". Among ASEAN members, Vietnam has strongly protested China's placing of an exploratory oil and gas drilling rig in disputed waters, while the Philippines has brought a case before a United Nations arbitration panel challenging China's claim to virtually the entire ... Read More

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U.S. expands mily role in Afghanistan

The U.S. had failed to make headway on peace talks with the Taliban since Mansour took control of the group a year ago, forcing Obama to alter plans for removing most American troops from Afghanistan by the end of his term. Obama, who ran for his second term on a platform that included ending US involvement in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, decided in October 2015 to delay a planned draw-down and maintain 9,800 USA troops in Afghanistan through 2016. Read More

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Clinton campaign releases parody ad for Trump University

Trump joked that he was Presbyterian, while many in the audience were not. "I think Donald is learning how to be a candidate", said John Catsimatidis, a major NY donor, as he left a closed-door gathering with Trump on Thursday. Trump closed off a morning of speeches by other politicians and faith leaders, and many still seemed uncomfortable with the idea of Trump as their nominee. Read More

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Trump laments lack of GOP unity -- but keeps up criticism

Trump laments lack of GOP unity -- but keeps up criticism

He expounded on that in his speech , saying that the USA still has to "temporarily stop this whole thing that's going on with refugees" fleeing Syria. "Defending women's health means defending access to abortion", Clinton said, "not just in theory, but in reality". "Presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation, and trickle-down racism, trickle-down bigotry and trickle-down misogyny - all these things are extraordinarily unsafe to the heart and character of America", he said. Read More

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Pakistan ahead Of India, Israel and North Korea in nuclear warheads: SIPRI

Pakistan ahead Of India, Israel and North Korea in nuclear warheads: SIPRI

At the start of 2016 nine states-the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea-possessed approximately 4,120 operationally deployed nuclear weapons . Russian Federation and the United States have yet to meet the reduced warhead levels mandated by the START agreement - 1,550 deployed warheads each - and there is skepticism that countries in possession of such weapons would ever wholly surrender their nuclear capabilities at this point. Read More

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Two dead, one injured as car knocks down pedestrians in Delhi

Two dead, one injured as car knocks down pedestrians in Delhi

But Rishabh did not stop, the police said . This peace was suddenly shattered by a Silver Honda City that raced down the narrow streets mowing down 67-year-old Ashwini Anand. "My father-in-law would go for his morning walks everyday". My father-in-law was retired and lived in the locality along with his wife. He was intercepted once he pulled over after covering quite a distance. Read More

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Alleged IS leader killed in air strike in Syria

Mirror.co.uk citing a statement from Iraqi security forces said Baghdadi's convoy was hit "as it was moving towards Karbala (in Iraq) to attend a meeting of the Daesh terrorist leaders". Several reports in recent days have suggested that the Isis leader has been injured in coalition attacks. Baghdadi apparently joined the insurgency that erupted after the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, at one point spending time in a USA military prison in the country's south. Read More

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What terror attack means for Clinton, Trump

Trump's speech came shortly after his fall opponent, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, delivered her own address responding to the Orlando shootings. Primary rival Bernie Sanders, who's vowed to take his political revolution to their national Democratic convention in July, has been stressing his determination to defeat Trump, perhaps signalling that he may exit the race or at least shift his focus away from Clinton after the final primary election next Tuesday in Washington , D.C. Read More

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Buildings on lockdown in downtown Toronto

Buildings on lockdown in downtown Toronto

Toronto's chief of police says there have been multiple reports of a suspicious person in the neighbourhood around Ontario's provincial legislature. If you in these buildings, please remain in place. Subway service at Museum station has also resumed in both directions, and lockdowns have also been lifted at SickKids Hospital and Women's College hospitals, which were in effect for much of the day. Read More

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High court rules against Puerto Rico in debt case

The board will also act as a mediator between creditors during restructuring negotiations, but no federal funds will be used to bailout Puerto Rico's debt. Last week, the Supreme Court underscored Puerto Rico's dependent status in ruling that, for criminal prosecution purposes, the territory is a division of the federal government and lacks an independent source of sovereignty akin to that claimed by states and Indian tribes. Read More

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