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Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker, gives him environmental letter

Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker, gives him environmental letter

Melania and Ivanka wore black dresses and veils, traditional Vatican attire for women, considered respectful, though not mandatory. Pope Francis and President Trump probably didn't talk about the budget, writes Maureen Fiedler. Like Melania Trump, former first ladies Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton have forgone headscarves when visiting the country. According to an interview he gave a year ago, Trump is 1.88 metres tall (six foot two inches) and weighs 107 kilos (235 pounds). Read More

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Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel?

Mr Trump is also due to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in the West Bank - their second meeting in the space of a month. That distinction - Jerusalem , not Israel - reflects the US position that the city's fate is an issue for Israelis and Palestinians to work out through future peace negotiations. Read More

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Britain's Labour Party unveils 'radical' election manifesto

The manifesto included a tax increase from 40% to 45% for salaries of between £80,000 (94,000 euros, $103,000) and £123,0000 a year, above which there will be a new 50% top rate of income tax. Many in the Labour Party will also view Mr MCluskey's gloomy forecast as a lowering of expectations so the Labour leader can cling to power after 8 June until a younger left-wing successor can be found. Read More

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UK terror threat raised to critical

The former Ukip leader said: "It's all well and good for the Prime Minister to stand there, as every prime minister does, after one of these atrocities and say we will not be beaten". Mr Burnham told BBC's Newsnight that police had chose to take a "cautious approach" to releasing information "and yet the first reports were coming seemingly out of the United States ". Read More

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Comey's approval rating lower than Trump's in new poll

Comey's approval rating lower than Trump's in new poll

The president fired Comey on May 9 over his handling of the investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's email scandal. For Cuomo, his standing improved, Siena said. On the other hand, Iran and Syria are viewed as enemies; only North Korea scores lower than them on our scale", says Republican Pollster Daron Shaw, who conducts the Fox News Poll with Democrat Chris Anderson. Read More

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United Kingdom irritated by USA leaks in Manchester attack

United Kingdom irritated by USA leaks in Manchester attack

Britain raised its threat level from terrorism to " critical " late Tuesday amid concerns that Abedi may have accomplices who are planning another attack. According to Rudd, up to 3,800 troops will be deployed on the streets around Britain as part of Operation Temperer after British Prime Minister Theresa May ordered to raise the country's terror threat level to "critical". Read More

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Gianforte keeps low profile after assault charge

Health care has been a key topic in the race - and was, in fact, the subject of Jacobs' question when his exchange with Gianforte turned violent. Jacobs rightfully noted that "later" would be too late (the election was the next day). In shock, we did not answer. And in Washington last week, a reporter from CQ Roll Call was pushed against a wall by security guards for asking an FCC commissioner questions in the lobby of a public building. Read More

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English wedding: Pippa Middleton marries as royals look on

English wedding: Pippa Middleton marries as royals look on

Later on, Kate ushered the children to the rear of the church to make their entrance before the ceremony and was seen shooshing them. The new couple emerged from the church an hour later. Prince George , second from left, and Princess Charlotte on the far right, were part of their aunt Pippa Middleton's wedding party at her marriage to financier James Matthews on May 20. Read More

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Trump gave Russian Federation intel from Jordan, not Israel - Al-Jazeera

A man cycles past signs bearing the name of U.S. President-elect Republican Donald Trump in Tel Aviv, Israel November 14, 2016. The trip is Trump's first outing overseas as president and it will include the announcement of a US arms deal with Saudi Arabia, Saudi investment in USA infrastructure and the establishment of a center to combat Islamic extremism in Riyadh, the official said. Read More

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PM Modi speaks to French President-Elect Macron

PM Modi speaks to French President-Elect Macron

His win over the National Front (FN) candidate is not quite as clear-cut as Jacques Chirac's in 2002 when he won with 82.2% of the vote. Macron said he understood that some voters backed him reluctantly, simply to keep out Le Pen and her National Front party, which has a long history of anti-Semitism and racism. Read More

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Who's on the guest list for Pippa Middleton's wedding?

Who's on the guest list for Pippa Middleton's wedding?

And a pharaonic budget. According to The Telegraph , Prince George will serve as Pippa's ring bearer while Princess Charlotte will be her bridesmaid, walking her down the aisle. "Both of them are so stressed right now, they just want to go away and feel like the only two people in the world". Kate has been repeatedly hit by pregnancy rumours since the birth of her second child in May 2015. Read More

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Putin 'ready to provide recording' of Lavrov-Trump exchange

Putin 'ready to provide recording' of Lavrov-Trump exchange

McMaster , Trump's national security adviser, told reporters at the White House, adding that the leaders reviewed a range of common threats including to civil aviation. "The president in no way compromised any sources or methods in the course of this conversation". Trump came under fire earlier this week after it was revealed that he shared the sensitive intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the U.S. Read More

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Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians

Trump aides said he never tried to squelch the Flynn investigation nor made inappropriate disclosures to the Russians. Trump's national security adviser also insisted Tuesday the story was no big deal. Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa and Democratic Sen. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media during a meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president, not pictured, at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington , D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Read More

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