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Duterte may cut short visit to Russian Federation

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano told reporters there was no bullying and the context of frank talks last week in China - the details of which he said he could not discuss -"was on how to avoid conflict" and "how to increase trust and mutual respect".

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Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi Arabia

It's also worth pointing out that neither the US or Israeli governments have officially confirmed that Israel was the source, something Trump didn't bother to mention. As President Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to visit the hallowed Western Wall on Monday, it remained unclear whether his administration was changing longstanding USA policy by declaring the wall's location to be Israel , versus Jerusalem .

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Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

The budget , which would begin October 1 if approved by Congress, includes a base request of $574.5 billion alongside a wartime spending account, known as Overseas Contingence Operations, of $64.6 billion to fund continuing operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Eastern Europe.

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Trump arrives in Israel, says peace deal is crucial

Trump left for Jerusalem after the welcome ceremony for his meeting with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin at the President's House. The American embassy in Tel-Aviv invited local settlement leaders to attend Trump's speech at the Israel museum, and they could find great comfort in his decision not to mention the issue of Jewish settlements in the West Bank or to make any comment about the shape of the final status solution to the conflict.

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First lady Melania Trump visits leading Israeli hospital

During his earlier visit with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia , the USA leader said he "found new reasons for hope" for a joint peace effort and greater coordination in the fight against terrorism. Its 50th anniversary, according to the Jewish calendar, begins on Tuesday night, just hours after Trump leaves Israel . He'll meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem and given an address in Jerusalem .

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California Lawmaker Calls on Trump to Resign - Or Be Impeached

Al Green said in a speech on the House floor Wednesday . And Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) said on CNN Tuesday night that the situation described in the memos sounds serious and "could be construed as obstruction of justice", which has traditionally been an impeachable offense for USA presidents.

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Christy Clark remains BC premier until all votes counted

The Liberals jumped out to an early lead, taking 24 seats to the NDP's 10, with many ridings still to be counted for the 87-seat legislature. With absentee ballots still to be counted in the days ahead, Clark's 43 seats represent a loss of only four from the last majority, and the NDP's 41 seats is up six.

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New cyber chaos appears to have been avoided: Europol

In China, "hundreds of thousands" of computers at almost 30,000 institutions could have been hit, according to a report by Qihoo 360, an internet security firm. Symantec found 64% of Americans are willing to pay a ransom, compared to 34% globally. You can WhatsApp us on +1 347-322-0415. For many, the phrase "cyber security attack" invokes an image of hackers performing a hostile takeover of a yacht's navigation system.

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Tennessee softball to host regional; ETSU traveling to Auburn

SC is in the same region as New Mexico State and number two seed Arizona. Utah is the 11th national seed. This year Georgia didn't even make the 12 team SEC Tournament field. 1-ranked Florida in the super regional round if the seeds hold. Florida, a team that beat the Bison 13-0 on March 15, earned a top seed for the tournament.

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Syrian Kurdish forces to push on IS capital this summer

With regard to Washington doubling down on its Kurdish alliance, Redur Xelil , a spokesman for the YPG, said , "We believe that from now on and after this historic decision, [the YPG] will play a stronger, more influential and more decisive role in combating terrorism at a fast pace".

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Miocic 2nd UFC heavyweight defense is rematch vs. Dos Santos

They will face off in the main event of UFC 211. Two weeks after Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko conjured a memorable night that added to the rich history of boxing's heavyweight division, mixed martial arts is set to showcase its heavyweight best.

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No. 10 Colorado Knocked off by UMass in NCAA Opener

Cub Tennis, a free clinic for children who have a ticket purchased for the NCAA event under the age of 11, will begin at 12 p.m. The senior members of the Monmouth University Lacrosse team were given a special graduation ceremony since they were playing in the NCAA Tournament during the real graduation.

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BC Votes 2017: Ridings where vote split was a factor

A dialogue about how we do things, what we should do, how we want to shape the future of our province. The teachable moment exists in the fact that this electoral result, namely a minority government, is the norm rather than the exception in countries that elect their politicians using proportional representation.

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South Koreans hope to resume business at joint factory park

North Korea declared itself a nuclear power in 2005. The United States said in a statement that it looks forward to "deepen the enduring friendship and partnership between our two countries". The date was not set for a potential visit by Moon. Trump has called for South Korea to pay the US $1 billion for a system the USA has always described as in America's vital security interests.

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The Biz of Mother's Day

When I shared my Mom Perma Guilt theory, one mom had an instant tear of commiseration, while another mother quickly told me I'd left out a whole brand of guilt I didn't know existed. If you're not the sharing type, or prefer to work your grief out on your own, I can recommend writing as a reasonably effective salve. Because of the experience, I soaked myself in the singing of Lea Salonga and Aiza Seguerra to catch some comfort, security and love.

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South Koreans elect Moon Jae-in as president

The Thaad system "is operational and has the ability to intercept North Korean missiles and defend the Republic of Korea", a spokesman for US Forces Korea confirmed on May 2. "In order to bring about peace and security on the Korean Peninsula I will do everything that I can", he said . At the same time, tensions between Pyongyang and Beijing have also risen in recent weeks as China works with the U.S.to rein in North Korea.

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Locals hold vigil in support of Palestinian hunger strikers

Trump insisted he is "committed" to brokering an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians that "allows both people to live, worship and thrive and prosper in peace". And a truly workable deal needs to be backed up with global support: with the United Nations still unabashedly anti-Israel, who would enforce Palestinian violations of a peace pact? For years, Palestinians have been disenchanted with Abbas's rule, but owing to his repeated cancellation of elections and long-running rule by ...

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US House votes to repeal, replace Obamacare, Senate battle looms

Under the American Health Care Act - which passed the House yesterday with support from 217 out of 237 Republicans - individual states would have the ability to opt out of an Obamacare requirement that forced insurers to charge the same for people with and without pre-existing conditions .

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North Korea Confirms Third Detention of An American Citizen

It was not immediately clear how open Beijing might be to new sanctions. North and South Korean missiles in Seoul , South Korea. That was the latest salvo in the Trump administration's push to get the global community to intensify diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program before it can pose a direct threat to the American mainland.

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At meat market, the far-right Le Pen backs "eating French"

One vendor, who did not wish to be named, accused the two candidates of trying "to be seen in the same light as people who really are hard-working". "The challenge is to break completely with the system which has been unable to find solutions to the problems of our country for more than 30 years", Macron said on Sunday, already looking past the presidential election to crucial parliamentary elections in June.

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Pope Warns of Broad Destruction If Korean Tensions Escalate

Pope Francis said his contention that the Third World War already is underway and is being fought "piecemeal" also can be seen in places where there are internal conflicts like in the Middle East, Yemen and parts of Africa. "Everyone was really touched with his sincerity", said Vivian Gobran, 41, of Cairo, after attending a Mass that Francis celebrated at the suburban Air Defense Stadium on Saturday before he departed.

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House Freedom Caucus Backs Revised Obamacare Replacement Bill

Speaking to the Washington Examiner , Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., said that the moderates could potentially be swayed to vote yes if some changes to Medicaid were undone. The Hill's " Whip List " shows that 19 Republicans are planning to vote "no" on the revised legislation. She faces having to go before her constituents again at a town hall meeting in Plattsburgh, potentially a few days after a health care vote.

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Minister hints Israel behind strike on Syria airport

Israel said the explosion was "consistent" with its policy to prevent Iran smuggling weapons to Hezbollah but stopped short of claiming responsibility for the bombing. Israeli warplanes have hit the airport and other bases around the capital in the past, targeting what it said were weapons stockpiles of its foe Hezbollah.

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United States to tighten sanctions on North Korea

However, simultaneously the United States will also encourage China to use its influence on its ally, and reject bilateral diplomacy with Pyongyang. China has been angered, however, by USA deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense , or THAAD, missile defense system in South Korea, complaining that its radar can see deep into China and undermines its security.

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UK's Labour Party vows to ditch Theresa May's Brexit plan if elected

And more suspect they would get a bad deal than a good deal when negotiations are complete (37% to 31%). The Liberal Democrat Party was on 10 per cent, with Ukip on 7 per cent, both down a percentage point. "And we will approach negotiations in a completely different way to a Tory Brexit: negotiating for the many, not the few". He also said no to a second referendum on Brexit and expects no final deal for possibly six years.

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Cahill pushing for return for Chelsea against Southampton

Chelsea face a Southampton side who have had 10 days to prepare while Tottenham, who have the benefit of one more day of rest than Chelsea , play a Palace side who were in action on Sunday against Liverpool. But Conte's bold moves proved inspired as Hazard's replacement Willian put Chelsea ahead early on and then restored their lead in the second half after Harry Kane's equaliser.

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Theresa May would launch pre-emptive nuclear strike, Defence Secretary says

He also drew a clear line between his leadership and his party's New Labour past. But she may also face election fatigue among an electorate who voted in the European Union referendum less than a year ago, and some commentators say her warnings that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn might win the vote ring hollow in light of opinion polls.

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General election: Tory victory 'will not strengthen May's Brexit hand'

With just 13 votes against, this easily exceeded the two-thirds threshold needed for the government to be able to overrule legislation that had required elections to be held at regular five-year intervals, beginning in 2015. While many specific policy positions have yet to be filled out, both Mrs May and her finance minister, Philip Hammond, gave the first indications on how the party's spending plans on key voter issues such as foreign aid, pensions and tax will look.

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Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in overtime in Game 1

It was a half-breakaway. McLellan did a great job coaching the Sharks , but as seen from previous coaches, he could not get the team to the Stanley Cup Final. Lucic made it 2-0 with less than three minutes to go in the period on the power play. Letestu promptly passed to the streaking Kassian, who barreled in alone and fired a wrist shot low past the blocker of goalie Martin Jones .

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Crystal Palace close on survival after comeback earns draw

Obviously there are two teams involved on Tuesday night and the other one made a mockery of the longest of odds last season in their 5,000/1 Premier League triumph. But former Leicester manager Martin O'Neill, who commentated on the game for television, believes Leicester can emulate the 2-0 home win they managed against Sevilla.