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Duterte declares martial law in Philippines amid terror clashes

Troops and police officers were engaged in fights with pro-Islamic State Maute insurgents on Tuesday in Marawi City, the Philippine army said. "They are all over the main roads and two bridges leading to Marawi", student Rabani Mautum told Reuters in Pantar town, about 16 km (10 miles) from Marawi. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump seeks to slash $5 trillion of spending in austere budget

Republicans and Democrats oppose Trump proposals to cut domestic agencies and foreign aid by 10 percent. On taxes, Trump promises an overhaul that would cut tax rates, including reduction of corporate tax rate to 15 percent. It would take several months before the annual budget is passed by the House and the Senate and finally signed into law by the U.S. president . Trump's budget would ex... [Full Article...]

Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty to Sending Minor Obscene Messages

Federal authorities in January 2016 began investigating reports that Weiner exchanged sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl. Democrat Representative from NY, speaks to the media before the start of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 26, 2016. "I am filled with regret and heartbroken for those I hurt". [Full Article...]

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran That would "make it even more complicated for Trump to try to renegotiate the nuclear deal", Nuseibeh said. "When they attacked Afghanistan, they made a mistake". Municipal councils govern across Iran's major cities down to its smallest villages, with members serving four-year terms. His election has also been welcomed by Iranian expats overseas as well as the global community. [Full Article...]

DHS to expand laptop restrictions for U.S.-bound flights

DHS to expand laptop restrictions for U.S.-bound flights Britain quickly followed suit with restrictions on a slightly different set of routes. "We'll likely expand the restrictions", he said. Kelly "hasn't made a decision but we continue to evaluate the threat environment and have engaged in discussions with airline representatives and other stakeholders about the threat", a DHS spokesperson told Reuters . [Full Article...]

Nearly 740000 foreigners overstayed US visas last year

Nearly 740000 foreigners overstayed US visas last year The data in the DHS report includes only those who obtained visas legally and does not include border crossings or illegal entrants into the country. The Trump administration's report stands in contrast to the Obama administration, which played down the numbers a year ago when officials released a similar report , focusing on the vast majority of travelers who did comply and leave when they we... [Full Article...]

Trump sets sight on the big deal: Mideast peace

During meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, Trump focussed attention on the threat from Iran but also talked about the opportunities for peace in the region and how Saudi Arabia and other Arab states were shifting their stance, potentially opening a window for a peace agreement. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Says It Will Launch NAFTA Renegotiation

The Mexican government also says that NAFTA "has been of vast benefit to all parties". Supporters said the agreement would promote trade and create jobs across a North American single market. "NAFTA is a trilateral agreement, so the negotiations to modernize NAFTA need to be conducted in a trilateral fashion", she said. Meanwhile, the letter he sent to lawmakers to kickstart consultation... [Full Article...]

I did not mention Israel to Russian diplomats

Remember, Trump rose to prominence in Republican presidential politics by attacking Islam relentlessly , including his call for a notorious Muslim ban, which his White House tried and failed to implement a few months ago. He also toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which by Christian tradition is where Jesus was crucified and the location of his tomb. The war has also pushed much of the coun... [Full Article...]

Trump budget slashes safety-net programs

The proposal projects that this year's deficit will rise to $603 billion, up from the actual deficit of $585 billion last year, But the document says if Trump's initiatives are adopted the deficit will start declining and actually reach a small surplus of $16 billion in 2027. [Full Article...]

Tampa Police: Man Slays Neo-Nazi Roommates over Islam Disrespect

Tampa Police: Man Slays Neo-Nazi Roommates over Islam Disrespect Devon Arthurs , 18, was arrested last Friday after showing Tampa Police the bodies of his two roommates and confessing to killing them because they dissed him for converting to Islam . During a search of the apartment, Tampa police said they discovered a cooler in the garage containing the explosive HMTD (hexamethylene triperoxide diamine), along with various explosive precursors in close proximi... [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn Lied During Security Clearance Interview, Top Dem Says

Michael Flynn Lied During Security Clearance Interview, Top Dem Says Elijah Cummings , the senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said Flynn failed to report to Pentagon investigators payments he received from Russian bodies or attending a gala with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a gala in Moscow. [Full Article...]

Detained NBAer: I'm in my new home because Turkey wants me dead

Detained NBAer: I'm in my new home because Turkey wants me dead It's technically an unlawful practice, but other countries often acknowledge the canceled passports and don't let Turkish citizens whose passports have been canceled mid-travel into their countries. Homeland Security and NBPA lawyers helped to get Kanter into London, from where he was able to fly to NY on Sunday morning. Kanter, who let the world know of his situation in Twitter postings Satur... [Full Article...]

White Tulsa police officer acquitted over fatal shooting of unarmed black man

White Tulsa police officer acquitted over fatal shooting of unarmed black man Why Shelby said she had "never been so scared in [her] life". "Let it be known that I believe in my heart that Betty Shelby got away with murder, and I don't know what was in the mind of that jury", Crutcher's father, Joseph, told reporters. [Full Article...]

Turkish president looks on his bodyguards attack

Video captured Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan watching as his government security detail and several armed individuals violently clashed with protesters. "Reports indicate that some Turkish officials were involved in assaulting protesters, which violates the most basic rules of democracy and is an affront to the United States and the value we place on the right to free speech, as embodi... [Full Article...]

US embassy move would 'end peace process': PLO official

But he has also publicly advised Netanyahu against massive settlement construction now and invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House within weeks of hosting the Israeli leader. Trump is not intimidated by these obstacles that have blocked the efforts of the world's top diplomats for decades. Aaron David Miller, a Middle East peace adviser to Democratic and Republican secreta... [Full Article...]

Coast Guard rescues 5 in boat taking on water off Carolina Beach

Coast Guard rescues 5 in boat taking on water off Carolina Beach Firefighters responded with jet skis and a rescue swimmer, according to Coast Guard officials. Paddlecraft users are required to have, and preferably wear, a Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times, the release said. The Coast Guard said there were no injuries reported and there was no pollution as a result of the incident. The two men were taken to the hospital and treated for mild hypo... [Full Article...]

Cloud Computing dashes Triple Crown hopes

Past year he set the Saratoga record with 40 wins , and later was voted his first Eclipse Award as leading trainer. The styles of Senior Investment and Lookin At Lee would seem to fit well in the Belmont, but they will probably get over-bet. [Full Article...]

Senators: Comey to testify publicly before intelligence panel

But Rosenstein contradicted the White House's original explanation, according to some Democratic senators. Panel Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner said they will schedule the hearing for after Memorial Day. Rosenstein has publicly denied being conscious of his reputation, telling a Baltimore business group this week: "I took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constit... [Full Article...]

Arctic Is Changing as U.S. Mulls Climate Policy, Tillerson Says

Tillerson was speaking in Alaska, at a meeting of the Arctic Council, which is an advisory group made up of the eight arctic nations and indigenous groups. Finland took over the rotating two-year Arctic Council chairmanship from the USA on Thursday. Tillerson announced that the United States will not rush to make a decision on its policies. [Full Article...]


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