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Trump Slams May after Damning Leak of Cables

Donald Trump lashed out at Theresa May on Monday, visibly angry at her continuing support for the British ambassador to Washington despite the leak of diplomatic cables highly critical of his presidency.

Iran Passes Uranium Enrichment Cap Set by Endangered Deal

Iran on Monday breached a uranium enrichment cap set by a troubled 2015 nuclear deal and warned Europe against taking retaliatory measures, as France decided to send an envoy to Tehran to try to calm tensions.

‘Tax Us More,’ US Billionaires Say

"Tax us more!" was the message on Monday from about 20 super-wealthy Americans who urged presidential candidates to back higher taxes on the wealthiest to confront climate change and other priorities.

Iran Claims CIA Spy Network Dismantled Amidst Rising Tensions with US

Iran said Tuesday it had dismantled a US spy network, after Washington announced it would deploy 1,000 more troops to the Middle East and as key powers expressed concerns about regional tensions.

Israeli Parliament Dissolves as Netanyahu Fails to Meet Deadline to Form Government

Israelis faced the increasing likelihood Wednesday of another general election only months after the last polls with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition talks deadlocked hours ahead of a midnight deadline.

Kushner Heads To Mideast To Press U.S. Peace Plan

President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is heading to the Middle East, the White House said Tuesday, signalling a fresh push on a long promised but yet to be delivered peace plan for the region.

‘Horrific’, ‘Cruel’, ‘Sad’: World Reacts To Sri Lanka Blasts

Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed at least 290 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them.

Mueller Report Details Trump’s Efforts To Halt Probe

Donald Trump's lawyers and advisers repeatedly rebuffed attempts by the president to halt Robert Mueller's investigation, according to the special counsel's report published on Thursday.

French Magnate Bernard Arnault, LVMH Pledge $200M For Notre-Dame

The French billionaire Bernard Arnault, who controls the sprawling LVMH luxury conglomerate, said Tuesday that his family and the company would contribute a combined 200 million euros ($226 million) to help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral after it was gutted by fire.

Huge Fire Engulfs Notre-Dame Cathedral In Paris

A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday evening, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky.

Pompeo Asks Saudi Leaders to Free US Citizens Detained in Crackdown on Women’s Rights Activists

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he has pressed Saudi Arabia to release US citizens detained in a crackdown on women's rights activists in the conservative kingdom.

Iraq Offers Itself as Venue to Try IS Jihadists for a Fee

Iraq has offered the US-led coalition to put hundreds of accused foreign jihadists on trial in Baghdad in exchange for millions of dollars, three government sources have told AFP.

Netanyahu Ready to Claim Victory in Very Close Israeli Election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on track for victory in Israel's election on Wednesday after nearly complete results put him in position to form a right-wing coalition and further extend his long tenure in office.

Israelis Cast Ballots Today – Netanyahu’s Political Career at Stake

Israelis voted Tuesday in a high-stakes election that will decide whether to extend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long right-wing tenure despite corruption allegations or to replace him with an ex-military chief new to politics.

City Council Reaffirms Condemnation Of The Government Of Brunei For Harsh Penalties For Homosexuality

In a unanimous vote, the City Council reaffirmed its condemnation of the government of Brunei Tuesday for implementing Shariah law that imposes harsh penalties, including death by stoning, for homosexuality, adultery and other behaviors. The new penal code also includes the punishment of amputation for theft.

Trump Reverses Decision To Cut Special Olympics Funds

President Donald Trump on Thursday reversed his administration's decision to cut funding for the Special Olympics, saying the competition for people with intellectual disabilities is "incredible."
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