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While the YPG is a United States ally in Syria, Ankara perceives it as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is considered a terrorist group in both Turkey and the US. In a video conference from Baghdad to the Pentagon, Dorrian, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, said USA troops will monitor how the YPG employs the weapons to make sure they are being used only against ISIS.
  • China conducts new missile tests aimed to counter THAAD

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    Following this week's presidential referendum in South Korea, newly elected President Moon Jae-in announced that he would "seriously negotiate with the United States and China" regarding the THAAD deployment. THAAD's deployment in South Korea has infuriated China, which fears it will weaken its own ballistic missile capabilities and says it upsets the regional security balance.
  • Snap plunges after 1Q report as Facebook's shadow looms

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    Snap reported its earnings for the first time since becoming a public company in March of this year. Snapchat has come under intense pressure from Facebook in recent months, with the social media giant adding several Snapchat-like features to its own network, which includes Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.
  • Trump to nominate MI justice Joan Larsen to federal court, reports say

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    Gage Skidmore / Flickr.comPresident Donald Trump has announced the names of 10 nominees he is putting forward to fill vacancies on federal courts around the country. "Just as they held the Merrick Garland seat open on the Supreme Court, they also held open an terrible lot of vacancies on the district courts and the courts of appeals", said Russell Wheeler, who tracks judicial nominations at the Brookings Institution.
  • Haniyeh's election augurs well for Hamas

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    Haniya, who was chosen by the party as its new leader on Saturday, said the movement stood with the hundreds of prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails. "This election shifts the center of gravity in the movement to Gaza ", said Ghassan Khatib, a former Palestinian Authority spokesman and a vice president of Bir Zeit University.
  • Macron to defend climate deal to Trump

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    The White House has postponed a Tuesday meeting to discuss whether the United States should withdraw from the landmark worldwide climate deal struck in Paris. stance is expected soon. But senior White House adviser Steve Bannon and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt have called to withdraw, as Trump had promised during the presidential campaign.
  • Conservatives Make Strong Gains In UK Local Elections

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    Party leaders will return to the campaign trail amid opposition fears of a Conservative landslide after the Tories made sweeping gains in the local elections . UKIP deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans acknowledged the party faces a "difficult dilemma". "It is bad what happened over the last 48 hours but time and time again in terms of the Labour party and our movement, when it is tough people stand up and get on with it".
  • DeVos booed speaking at historically black university

    DeVos booed speaking at historically black university

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    A protester, center, is escorted out of commencement exercises during a speech by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at Bethune-Cookman University, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 , in Daytona Beach, Fla . "We couldn't disagree more", Gilmer said. Sean P. Jackson, however, chairman of the Black Republican Caucus of Florida, said DeVos has been a champion for equal education for low-income and minority children.
  • 'Flynn was compromised by Russia'

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    Spicer was reacting to a reporter's question at the White House daily press briefing about Yates' testimony on Monday before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. And yet General Flynn was confirmed as National Security Advisor in February, only to be forced to resign within 24 hours for lying for his contact with the Russian Ambassador.
  • Israel Threatens to Evict UN from its East Jerusalem Headquarters

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    Despite its peace treaty and close military ties with Israel, Egypt was among the seven countries that submitted the latest resolution, along with Lebanon, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Oman and Algeria. We celebrated a hope which came true: to be a free people in our land, in Jerusalem ", Rivlin said . Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Tel Aviv will cut $1 million in United Nations funding over an anti-Israel resolution recently approved at the world body's cultural agency.