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Philippines' Duterte not aware of USA support against Islamists in Marawi

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The President rejected the overture. Duterte did not say how he knew that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had given instructions for the attack on Marawi . The last time the Philippine security forces sustained large numbers of deaths was in 2015, when 44 police commandos were killed in a botched attempt to capture a Malaysian terrorist in the same region. Read More »

Brazil election court eyes end to Temer's presidency

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Rousseff, who was impeached last year for illegally managing the government's budget and replaced as president by Temer, would come closer to losing her right to hold office for eight years. Temer had 24 hours to answer the questions, but his attorneys asked for an extension Tuesday afternoon. Temer has been hanging by a thread since the revelation of the secret audio in which he is allegedly heard giving his blessing to payment of hush money by a meatpacking tycoon to a top politician ... Read More »

Législatives : déferlante Macron en vue sur l'Assemblée nationale

Après le dépouillement de tous les bulletins, REM et le Modem obtiennent 32,32 pour cent des suffrages. Au terme d'une campagne atone qui a vu la REM creuser nettement l'écart sur ses rivaux, l'abstention pulvérise le précédent record pour un premier tour, qui remontait à 2012 (42,8%, puis 44,6% au second tour). Read More »

'Far Cry 5' has a cult-fighting dog

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Players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, called Project at Eden's Gate . "People are f*cking scared." said Far Cry's Executive Producer Dan Hay. They closed the roads. Far Cry 5 is open for pre-order on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. To start off, we have a new trailer to whet our appetites: Finally, and more significantly, a portion of gameplay was released for the game. Read More »

Trump tweets prediction about Comey's 'totally illegal' and 'cowardly' leaks

Comey's recent testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum", Sessions said in his letter dated Saturday. Is Comey baiting Trump into making a mistake that could imperil his presidency? Trump's initial tweet following Comey's testimony also appeared to refer to the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief as a liar-something that could amount to accusing Comey of perjury given ... Read More »

Strife-Torn City Hit by Blasts on Philippines Independence Day

The Philippine leader has declared martial law for the entire island of Mindanao, which has been beset by homegrown Muslim insurgency for decades. "I refuse to believe that it is religion that fueled this war", he said. Thousands of soldiers, advised by US Special Forces, are locked in fierce combat with hundreds of insurgents who overran Marawi City on May 23, flying black flags of the Islamic State group and using up to 2,000 civilians as human shields. Read More »

Iran Criticizes Independence Vote In Iraq's Kurdistan Region

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Iran has voiced its opposition to a decision by Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region to hold a referendum on independence, saying the vote would lead to "new problems ". "An integrated, stable and democratic Iraq guarantees the interests of the whole people [of Iraq] from all ethnic and religious groups", Ghasemi said. Read More »

The most awaited gaming console launched

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Check out the list of games that will feature performance enhancements on the console. The Xbox One X also has support for AMD's FreeSync technology and can output 4K gaming at 60Hz thanks to the inclusion of an HDMI 2.0b port. That price point is £100 more than the PS4 Pro - Sony's high-powered rival which launched previous year - so places some pressure on the One X to hit expectations. Read More »

La déception des adversaires de la République en Marche — Législatives

Ce score permettrait au parti d'Emmanuel Macron d'obtenir une écrasante majorité à l'issue du second tour dimanche prochain, avec entre 390 et 445 députés sur 577 . Selon Fréféric Dabi, directeur adjoint de l'Ifop, cette abstention élevée "n'est pas une véritable surprise " dans la mesure où l'on observe, "depuis 20 ans, une baisse régulière du taux de participation" aux législatives . Read More »

Trump Expected To Restrict Trade, Travel With Cuba

In particular they're hoping Trump will roll back former President Obama's normalization policies, such as the easing of restrictions on U.S.travel to and business with Cuba. Opponents of Obama's changes said that allowed many Americans to engage in prohibited tourism on an island where the Castro government has driven exiles from their homes and businesses for decades. Read More »

Comey confirme ma version des faits, soutient Trump

James Comey , 56 ans, n'a pas grand-chose à y gagner, à part une revanche personnelle sur la manière dont il a été écarté de son poste. Il a également contraint Jeff Sessions, attorney general des Etats-Unis et fidèle du président, à se récuser dans cette enquête, puis obligé son adjoint, Rod Rosenstein, à nommer un procureur spécial, Robert Mueller , lui-même ancien directeur du FBI . Read More »

Britain's May Names New Cabinet, Vows to Stay on as PM

The Conservatives have since managed to form a government with a controversial partnership with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). "We desperately need someone who understands our business and can ensure continuity of service, someone who can stay there and see us through the (Brexit) negotiations". Read More »

Man charged in daughter's death found guilty of killing wife

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He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Robert Honsch , 73, was accused of shooting his wife, Marcia Honsch , in the head in 1995, dumping her body in a MA forest and, in an attempt to dupe relatives, told them he had a job in Australia and his wife and teenage daughter, Elizabeth , were going with him. Read More »

President Trump reschedules Cedar Rapids rally

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Trump had previously been scheduled to appear there in May, following his first foreign trip as president, but was forced to reschedule the event . During the Nashville rally, President Trump said he wanted to hold them on a constant basis. Read More »

Trump tweets on travel ban again, contradicting his aides

The ACLU said on Twitter Monday that it would use President Donald Trump's latest series of tweets about the travel ban in ongoing court battles against the ban. "The Executive Order classifies aliens by nationality - not religion". Early in the administration, White House press secretary Sean Spicer outright scolded reporters for labeling Trump's plan a travel ban. Read More »

After closed-door meeting, Senate GOP says healthcare bill coming soon

Debt ceiling: The nation's debt level is quickly reaching its ceiling. "The areas we have consensus on?" Democrats said the entire GOP effort is doomed to fail on its merits. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) if there would be a hearing on the bill. "There should be", Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, praise this strategy. Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) said Republicans have whittled their options down to about "five" different plans. Read More »

Macron set for huge majority, but low turnout a concern

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Forecasts based on partial results showed Macron continuing his centrist revolution, with his Republique en Marche party (Republic on the Move, REM) and its ally MoDem tipped to win between 390 and 445 seats in the 577-member National Assembly in next Sunday's second round. Read More »

Fort Worth student thrilled to be part of National Spelling Bee

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Governor Chris Christie offered his congratulation to Padhy after she was announced as one of the 40 finalists . After correctly spelling the word "homicide" in round two, he advanced to the next round. Another area competitor, Silas Black of Wellsville, also did not advance to today's final rounds. The kindergarten student from Oklahoma told reporters that she hopes to invent a new kind of refrigerator. Read More »

Attorney General Sessions to testify in public session Tuesday

Pressure mounted at the start of the week following reports that Sessions offered his resignation to Trump because the President blamed Sessions for exacerbating his Russian Federation problems by recusing himself from the probe. He did not explicitly endorse Sessions' appearance, saying in response to a question, "We're aware of it, and we'll go from there". And reports have also circulated regarding a third undisclosed meeting between Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. Read More »

Deadly Melbourne Siege Being Treated as Terror Attack

Another hostage was killed by fragments of a bullet fired by police who stormed the cafe and killed the gunman. Australian police are treating a deadly siege in the southern city of Melbourne as an " act of terrorism " after a claim by ISIL that one of its fighters was the gunman responsible. Read More »

Tehran: Attackers Were Iranian and Fought With ISIS

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Alavi did not give details about where the man was killed, other than to say that the commander of the five attackers had been in Iran's border region and had left the country last week. Alavi said that in the last month the intelligence ministry had identified and crushed "a terrorist team" nearly every day but had not publicised it to avoiding spreading fear among the public. Read More »

Darren Soto cautiously eyeing Puerto Rico statehood effort

Congress and the world. Just 1.5 percent of the votes cast were for independence for the Caribbean island, and just 1.3 percent of those who cast valid ballots opted for maintaining Puerto Rico's current status as a USA commonwealth. Puerto Rico's hazy political status, dating back to its 1898 acquisition by the United States from Spain, has contributed to the economic crisis that pushed it last month into the biggest municipal bankruptcy in US history. Read More »

Un camionneur écrasé mortellement par son camion

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Le camionneur aurait possiblement été traîné sur une certaine distance, puisqu'il s'est retrouvé coincé sous le camion une fois que celui-ci s'est immobilisé en bordure de la route. "Nous sommes sur place et nous tentons de l'extirper", explique le porte-parole de la Sûreté du Québec, Claude Denis. La CNESST a aussi ouvert une enquête étant donné que l'accident est survenu dans le cadre du travail du camionneur. Read More »