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M5S, League say Giuseppe Conte's still their man for Italy

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Salvini has long complained that Mattarella never gave the centre-right bloc that brought in the highest percentage of votes - 37 per cent - a mandate to try to form a government. They say it shows the establishment ignores the popular vote. " Italy is unlikely to face major refinancing problems in the near term". Five Star chief Luigi Di Maio called on party supporters to attend a rally in Rome on Saturday, June 2, the anniversary of Italy's transformation into a republic in 1946, ... Read More »

Montana spellers fall short in national bee, but make impression

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Bonaventure Catholic School in Davie, is among 16 spellers still alive in the Scripps National Spelling Bee heading into the primetime finals that air live on ESPN from the Washington area starting at 8:30 p.m. Remmers, 12, was walking out of the hall Wednesday with her mom after misspelling the word "balaclava" when Aubrey Remmers' cellphone rang. This was his final year of elegibility for the national contest. Read More »

USA officials travel to N Korea over preparation of likely summit

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The United States and South Korea blacklisted Kim Yong Chol for supporting the North's nuclear and missile programmes in 2010 and 2016, respectively. Kim Yong-chol sat just metres away from Trump's daughter Ivanka at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in February - one of the first signs of a diplomatic thaw between North Korea and the US and South Korea after tensions over its nuclear weapons reached a breaking point. Read More »

Achtung baby: Trump wants German cars out of America

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German carmakers control 90 percent of the USA premium auto market, with BMW (BMWG.DE) owning the Rolls-Royce and BMW brands while Daimler (DAIGn.DE) has Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) controls Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche and Audi. Read More »

Netanyahu: There is no place for Iran in Syria

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For the past few years, the United States largely has conducted its own policy in eastern Syria while Russian Federation and Turkey have worked through their allies in the rest of Syria. Israel has threatened Assad about the presence of Iranian-backed militias and Iranian bases in Syria. Assad also said that crippling Syria's air defenses was one of the original tactics used by the " mercenaries " at the beginning of the conflict, and that it was never created to aid the " peaceful ... Read More »

Donald Trump to Pardon Conservative Filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza

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Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. D'Souza is the latest controversial right-wing figure to get a reprieve from the president. And the president said he was considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Trump told reporters he felt Blagojevich's sentence was too long for having said something "stupid". In April, Trump pardoned Lewis "Scooter" Libby , who was chief of staff to former Vice President Dick Cheney and was convicted in 2007 of lying in an ... Read More »

Denmark bans the wearing of face veils in public

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The law will come into force on August 1, 2018. Danish national radio reported that people will still be allowed to cover their face in certain circumstances, such as a costume party or pulling up a scarf during cold weather. Repeat offenders could face fines of up to 10,000 kroner (£1,178) or a jail sentence of up to six months. Anyone forcing a person to wear garments that are seen to be breaking the law by using force or threats can be fined or face up to two years in prison. Read More »

Roman Abramovich stops Chelsea's Stamford Bridge development in London

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Costs have reportedly ballooned somewhere in the region of £1 billion, and while half of that figure was set to be covered by Roman Abramovich , the other £500m was expected to be financed by loans from investment banks. At a time when Premier League clubs have more wealth than ever before, it hints at some deep problems behind the scenes at Chelsea. A spokesman for Abramovich was not immediately available for comment. Read More »

White House races to prepare for revived North Korea summit

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated denuclearization needs to be on the table for the summit to take place as planned. Former military intelligence chief Mr Kim, who is now the vice-chairman of his leader's regime, will become the most senior Pyongyang official to travel to the U.S. Read More »

Newshour, MH370: 'We have not yet looked in the right place'

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MH370 was heading from Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, to Beijing when the plane carrying 239 people disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean in 2014. Malaysia's government has said it plans to release a full report on the investigation into MH370's disappearance but hasn't given a date on when that will happen. Read More »

Trump Has More Questions for the '13 Angry Democrats' - Cortney O'Brien

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Trump's tweet is the latest in a series of posts lashing out at investigators - whom he has dubbed the "13 angry Democrats" - examining possible collusion between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation in the 2016 election. And after a high-level briefing last week with lawmakers, Democrats maintained they had seen no evidence "to support any allegation that the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any intelligence agency placed a "spy" in the Trump Campaign". Read More »

Tommy Robinson Jailed For 13 Months

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He went on to say that, "I have no doubt that what happened to Tommy was a planned attack on that, especially after the massive "Day for Freedom" rally that he hosted in early May ". No details about the case Robinson was streaming about can be reported either, because of the initial court order. Police had to be deployed to keep the protesters under control. Read More »

Giuliani Would've 'Considered' Recusal From Probe

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President Donald Trump said Wednesday he regretted naming Jeff Sessions as attorney general, as pressure on the White House grows from a special counsel's probe into possible campaign collusion with Russian Federation and obstruction of justice. Read More »

At least 50 killed in strike on Taliban leaders

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A spokesman for the ministry, Najib Danish, said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the first checkpoint of the ministry building on Wednesday. "We think the meeting was to plan next steps", said Lt. Col. Martin O'Donnell, spokesman for USA forces in Afghanistan. "It's certainly a notable strike", he said, adding that several other senior and lower level commanders had been killed during operations over a 10-day period this month. Read More »

NC Gov. announces state of emergency for mountain counties

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A mudslide Tuesday night closed portions of I-40 east of Asheville and triggered evacuations of Old Fort and a community near Lake Tahoma in McDowell County. However, an engineer performed a safety inspection and determined that the evacuation order is no longer needed. It has been assessing damage caused by mudslides washouts and flooding on interstates, highways and local roads. Read More »

Video shows cop punching woman on New Jersey beach, mayor reacts

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The incident happened on a beach near East Schellinger Avenue on May 26 when police say Emily Weinman , 20, of Philadelphia, was drunk on the beach and refused to provide police with her ID. Robert Jordan. Wildwood police have since released a statement: This matter is still under investigation, however, in an effort to insure transparency with the public we serve, it was imperative that this video be released as soon as feasibly possible. Read More »

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens Resigns

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Greitens". Since that time, Greitens has been under investigation by a special House Oversight Committee regarding the allegation made by a former mistress and questionable use of a campaign donor list form his charity The Mission Continues. Read More »

Qatar bans Saudi, UAE goods from stores

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Qatar said it was banning products originating from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Bahrain, nearly a year after those states imposed an embargo on Doha , accusing it of supporting terrorism . Inspectors will visit stores to ensure compliance with the order, the economy ministry said. The row has forced isolated Qatar, which previously relied on its Gulf neighbours, to look elsewhere for food imports, including Turkey, Morocco and Iran. Read More »

Alberto expected to weaken as storm moves through Alabama, Tennessee

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Up to 1 inch of rainfall is possible area wide, with some locally higher amounts possible. Subtropical storm Alberto was roiling parts of coastal Mexico and Cuba. The tropical storm watch along the north-central Gulf Coast has been discontinued. Along with the devastating flooding, the subtropical storm has also brought power outages. Read More »

Renewed talk of tariffs on China worries local ag groups

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Golden State ag representatives expressed fears of industry fallout after the Trump administration announced it would move forward with tariffs on Chinese goods, just a week after federal officials said the countries' brewing trade war was " on hold ". Read More »

Where is Melania Trump? First lady keeps low profile after hospital stay

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Per Politico , the first lady considers the myriad health inquiries she has received nosiness, not concern, and has no problem going dark in a media landscape she finds overwhelming to begin with. "Right there", Trump said. On Friday, reporters asked him about his wife's whereabouts on the White House lawn. Her husband isn't helping squash any of the confusion. Read More »

Skeleton found of man crushed by rock escaping Pompeii

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The skeleton of a man who appeared to be fleeing the devastating eruption of Mt. Vesuvius has been discovered in new excavation work in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii , officials said Tuesday. Officials said the man had suffered from a leg infection that may have caused walking difficulties and thus impeded his escape. The man is believed to have been at least 30 years old. Read More »

Kremlin critic Bill Browder released after arrest in Spain

Formerly a major investor in Russia, Browder has spent the better part of a decade waging an global crusade against corruption in Russian President Vladimir Putin's government. Image: Mr. Browder posted an image of his arrest warrant . Just to be clear, my arrest this morning in Madrid was the result of a SIXTH Russian arrest warrant using Interpol channels. Read More »

Ukraine faked journalist's assassination to catch hitmen

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Mr Babchenko, 41, emerged at a police press conference this afternoon in front of journalists, who had been expecting updates on the investigation into his murder. "I want to apologize that all of you had to go through that - I was at funerals of my friends and colleagues, so I know this nauseating feeling, but it was the only way out", he said. Read More »

Sessions Is A Key Witness In Mueller Probe

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In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, the president quoted GOP Congressman Trey Gowdy's explanation of why he thinks the president is upset with the recusal. "Given this freakish timeline of behavior by Trump, it's hard to conclude that Trump doesn't want Sessions to improperly impede the Mueller investigation, which is strong evidence that Trump wanted to impede the investigation when he fired Comey", Mariotti concluded. Read More »

Kilauea volcano lava covers potentially explosive well in Hawaii

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The lava flows on Tuesday came a day after Hawaii County officials knocked on doors on several streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision alerting residents to flee. Officials are on high alert for occasional earthquakes, though most have been small. Magma has drained from Kilauea's summit lava lake and flowed around 40km east underground, bursting out of about two dozen giant cracks or fissures near the plant. Read More »

Israel source: Russian Federation to back Israel against Iran in Syria

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One participant told Elaph that the Iranians "arrived at a quick agreement" that its forces would not intervene in fighting near the Golan Heights and the Israel-Jordan border, surprising the Israeli representatives. Jordan said on Monday it was discussing developments in southern Syria with Washington and Moscow and that all three parties agreed on the need to preserve the "de-escalation" zone they brokered past year and which has reduced violence. Read More »