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Trump lashes out at Iran during Jerusalem visit

JERUSALEM – US President Donald Trump visited Jerusalem and the Western Wall on Monday as he sought ways to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, but also used the opportunity to again lash out at Iran. Trump became the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall in the disputed city, placing ...

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Trump smearing reputation of Palestinian resistance: Hamas

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas says US President Donald Trump is smearing the reputation of Palestinian “resistance” in favor of the Israeli occupation. Hamas Spokesperson Fawzi Barhum made the remarks on Monday, a day after Trump, speaking at a summit of Arab and Muslim leaders in the Saudi capital Riyadh, called ...

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Melania brushes away Trump’s attempt to hold her hand

JERUSALEM  – US president Donald Trump and his Slovenian-born wife Melania have always been in headlines for their quite obscure and weird moments shared together in public. The recent incident happened when the couple disembarked from Air Force One at Tel Aviv on Monday to begin their visit to Israel. ...

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US-Saudi arms mega deal looks to counter Iran

Arms deal will help the Saudi military to bolster its defenses to deter bitter rival Iran. WASHINGTON  – Washington has announced a bumper arms deal with Saudi Arabia, heralding the package as a major boost to long-standing security ties and a way to further isolate Iran. Administration officials claim the ...

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Online reactions to Manchester concert attack

Singer Ariana Grande tweeted that she was “broken” by the attack. LONDON – Online reaction to the suspected terror attack on a pop concert that killed at least 19 people has been swift. Singer Ariana Grande, who had just finished performing in Manchester, northern England when the blast took place, ...

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Russia continues tomato sanction on Turkey

ISTANBUL  – Russia agreed Monday to lift some trade sanctions against Turkey imposed in the wake of the shooting down of a Russian warplane over the Turkish-Syrian border in 2015 but kept in place a contentious ban on tomatoes. An accord on the lifting of the sanctions was signed on ...

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Football: Mourinho bets the house on Europa League glory

LONDON  – Though he denies it, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has gambled the club s season on the outcome of Wednesday s Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm. Having missed out on Champions League qualification via the Premier League, United must beat Ajax at the Friends Arena to secure a ...

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Iranians voted for moderation, reason in elections: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the Iranian people voted for moderation and reason in the recent twin elections in the country. The president made the remarks in the presence of representatives of domestic and foreign media in his first press conference on Monday since his landslide election victory and winning a ...

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Last performance for ‘the greatest show on earth’

UNIONDALE  – Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey, America’s best-known circus, has staged its final show after 146 years, marking the end of an era brought on by animal rights advocates. The final performance of “the greatest show on earth” took place on Sunday at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum ...

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