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Thursday's move was a certainty after a federal appeals court last week voted to uphold a ban on enforcement that was imposed by a federal judge in Maryland. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals is also evaluating the travel ban in a separate appeal. As a practical matter, the request for immediate action could determine the fate of the policy, given that the ban would be in effect only for 90 days.
  • Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

    Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

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    President Emmanuel Macron on Friday vowed France's total support for Britain's fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack as he met Prime Minister Theresa May at the G7 summit. Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron has made sure the media captured his surprisingly firm handshake as he greeted the US President, not letting go of Donald Trump's hand for apparently longer than his counterpart expected.
  • Explosion Inside Former Greek PM's auto

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    Greek media reported that Papademos was sitting at the back of the vehicle and opened the envelope himself. A police official who also spoke on condition of anonymity said that one of the other two wounded in the blast told anti-terrorism police that he had handed Papademos the mail earlier.
  • Jared Kushner wanted a back channel with Russian Federation

    Jared Kushner wanted a back channel with Russian Federation

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    Former FBI Director Robert Mueller's is set with the task of looking into Russian meddling in the election and possible ties of the Trump campaign to Moscow. The story also appeared the same day The Washington Post reported that Kislyak told his superiors that he and Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team.
  • Wont accept ICJ order, will take case to logical end

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    The UN charter entails that "each member of the United Nations undertakes to comply with the decision of the International Court of Justice " and 'if any party to a case fails to perform the obligations, the other party may have recourse to the Security Council.
  • Trump talks up trip before returning to DC

    Trump talks up trip before returning to DC

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    On his meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the U.S. president stated that the Palestinian leader "assured me he's willing to reach for peace with Israel in good faith", and told the crowd that "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assured me that he too was ready to reach for peace".
  • Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

    Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

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    If he were a "target", it would suggest Kushner was a main suspect of the investigation. Back-channeling is a practice at times used by government officials, but Kushner was not yet a government employee at the time of his contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December.
  • Cyber attack hit 200000 victims across 150 countries, says Europol chief

    Cyber attack hit 200000 victims across 150 countries, says Europol chief

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    Mr Wainwright said that the ransomware - software that blocks access to data until a ransom is paid - was combined with a worm application - a program that replicates itself in order to spread to other computers. "At the moment we are in the face of an escalating threat, the numbers are going up, I am anxious about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn their machines on Monday morning", he told ITV's Peston On Sunday .
  • Iran dismisses Trump's allegations as delusional

    Iran dismisses Trump's allegations as delusional

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    In a controversial move, Trump struck a $350-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia ($110 billion now and the rest over 10 years), purportedly to build up Saudi ammo against Iran . Peace in the Middle East will require a grand détente, not only between Israelis and Palestinians, but also between Saudi Arabia and Iran. In an article on the website " War on the Rocks", David Des Roches, who served in various White House and Pentagon positions from 1996 to 2010, called the defense sales "more ...
  • Rubin: Israelis pleased, over all, with Trump visit

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    They are ready to reach for peace". Nor did he mention the thousand Palestinian prisoners on a hunger strike against the disgusting conditions to which the Israeli government has subjected them. The December 2015 PSR poll (the one taken three months earlier) had another interesting finding: "only 39% [of Palestinians] support a mutual recognition of national identity of Israel as the state for the Jewish people and Palestine as the state for the Palestinian people and 61% oppose it".
  • Trump Defies G7, Refuses To Back Climate Deal After

    Trump Defies G7, Refuses To Back Climate Deal After "Controversial" Debate

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    Speaking separately, Trump's economic adviser Gary Cohn said Trump's views on climate were "evolving" and that he would ultimately do what was best for the United States . The 2015 agreement brought together nearly 200 nations led by the USA and China in pledging to slash fossil fuel emissions and step up funding to address the impact of global warming.
  • Police Arrest 3 More Men In Connection With Manchester Bombing

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    May says this increase means the country's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre believes "a further attack may be imminent". "This is not us". The BBC on Thursday reported that Manchester police would stop sharing intelligence with their USA counterparts after a series of leaks to American media outlets.