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  • Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians

    Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat called the meeting a "provocation". In fact, the holiest site in the world for Jews is the Temple Mount , the location of the First and Second Jewish Temples. The following day, President Trump became the first sitting US president in more than a century to visit the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, believed to mark the site of Jesus' crucifixion.

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  • McConnell faces a challenge passing health care in Senate

    Aside from the odd punctuation - why is "TAX CUTS" capitalized?? - the message is simple: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should change the rules of the Senate to eliminate the filibuster on legislation. "Either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%". "Sen. McConnell agrees that both health-care and tax reform are essential, and that is why Republicans in Congress are using the reconciliation process to prevent a partisan filibuster of these two ...

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  • BC NDP and Green Party intend to form minority government

    BC NDP and Green Party intend to form minority government

    During the election campaign the Greens vowed to stop the Site C project outright while the NDP committed to send the project for independent review by the B.C. The Liberals have not yet commented on today's announcement. Construction will continue while the review takes place - but it's worth noting that B.C.

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  • Ontario Raising Minimum Wage To $15/Hour

    Ontario Raising Minimum Wage To $15/Hour

    The OFL will be engaging with the legislative committee and MPPs over the summer to ensure that the details of the proposed legislation will yield the desired outcome: delivering stability and fairness for all workers in Ontario . Flynn said that even though some of the changes - including the $15 minimum wage - will come to into force after the next election, they're not contingent on the Liberals being re-elected.

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  • UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'

    It also emerged that the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned MI5 that Abedi was part of a terror cell in the north west of England that was plotting an attack in the United Kingdom, but Abedi was still allowed entry into the United Kingdom from Libya days before launching his attack, which killed 22 people .

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  • Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall?

    Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall?

    There was no surprise in US President Donald Trump's message to the Islamic world, as it was to be one against Iran , Syria and the so-called Islamic State. "From my opinion it was a general [i.e., ordinary] visit for the American president", said Haddad. "Israel is saying [to the Arabs], if you want to induce people [to make changes], make gestures that open up opportunities for Israel to take steps that give the Palestinians confidence - such as doing joint projects that create jobs in ...

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  • US fears nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific: Australia

    You can bet on that", Trumps said in comments carried by Reuters . Tensions between Pyongyang and Washington over North Korea's continued missile programme have escalated since Trump took office in January. Abe was apparently also frustrated with the fact that coordination among Japan, the US and South Korea - including the dispatch of the USS Carl Vinson to waters near the Korean Peninsula - has not resulted in thwarting North Korea's provocative actions.

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  • Philippines says militants shot dead at least 16 civilians

    Philippines says militants shot dead at least 16 civilians

    Duterte cut short a visit to Russian Federation when the clashes erupted and has backed a strong military response. "The number is still continuing to rise", he said . At least 61 militants were killed and 15 security forces as of Saturday, according to the army, which said it could confirm nine civilians killed by militants.

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  • Ariana Grande plans Manchester benefit concert after attack

    Ariana Grande plans Manchester benefit concert after attack

    British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing made a new arrest on Friday while continuing to search addresses associated with the attacker who killed 22 people. Police said they were called at 10:33pm Monday after an explosion at Manchester Arena during a concert by USA pop star Ariana Grande , who is popular with teenagers and pre-teens.

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  • Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace

    The moment was abrupt interruption of an otherwise warm and smooth welcome for Trump to the Holy Land. Trump has projected optimism that the time is right to reach a peace deal despite heavy skepticism from experts on the topic, and his comments about Arab leaders in the region served to bolster his case as the position of Arab governments in the Middle East weighs heavily on Palestinian decision-making.

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  • House intel Democrat wants review of Kushner's clearance

    HR McMaster , the US national security adviser, says he is not anxious by reports that US President Donald Trump's son-in-law had tried to set up a secret communication line with Russian Federation. But after a number of policy blunders like the immigration order and Obamacare replacement bill, and ideological spats with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner , it seemed Bannon may be on his last legs in the White House .

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  • Thompson leads LPGA event, Lee in the mix

    Thompson leads LPGA event, Lee in the mix

    Defending champion Aria Jutanugarn watches her tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Kingsmill Championship LPGA golf tournament in Williamsburg, Va., Thursday, May 18, 2017. Lexi Thompson sky dives into her pro-am tee time. Chun is No. 4 in the Rolex Women's World Rankings, Thompson is No. 5. Four shots behind Thompson at 134 were New Zealand's Lydia Ko , the world number one, who carded a 67, and American Candie Kung, whose 66 in the second round included an eagle ...

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  • Iraqi forces advance on ISIS-held neighborhoods in western Mosul

    Popular Mobilisation Units are taking part in the US-backed Iraqi campaign to defeat IS in Mosul and the surrounding province of Nineveh. The offensive is the latest push in the more than seven-month battle to retake Mosul , a lynchpin in IS' now crumbling bid to establish a cross-border jihadi "state".

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  • Trump urges Mideast nations to drive out 'Islamic extremism'

    Trump urges Mideast nations to drive out 'Islamic extremism'

    She is accompanying U.S. President Donald Trump on his first global visit since taking office in January, and told 200 female employees she tried to find balance between her role of First Lady and mother. Trump's team also hopes his speech will shift attention away from the self-inflicted crises the administration has encountered over the past week ― from Trump's firing of James Comey as FBI director over the bureau's Russia investigation to the president revealing highly sensitive ...

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  • Palestinian prisoners end hunger strike after 40 days

    Palestinians have often resorted to hunger strikes , mostly to target administrative detentions . Israel has established a network of contacts in the Palestinian territories, using a combination of pressure and sweeteners to entice Palestinians to divulge intelligence.

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  • Awkward! Donald Trump gaffe prompts Israeli Ambassador to face-palm during meeting

    Palestinian officials stressed they believed long-standing USA policy remained unchanged as President Mahmoud Abbas sought to convince Trump to remain committed to a two-state solution to the decadeslong conflict. He talked about the dreams of Herzl to create a Jewish state with Jerusalem as its center. "And we are keen to keep the door open to dialogue with our Israeli neighbours", Abbas told his American counterpart, stressing, however, that the real problem was in occupation and ...

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  • Supreme Court travel ban case could test Trump's reach

    The Justice Department has not made clear when the administration would make its formal appeal or whether it would wait for the 9th Circuit ruling before appealing. Furthermore, case law states that it is the courts' power to enforce constitutional limits, even on matters of national security and immigration concerns.

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