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AFP confirms foreign terrorists in Marawi

Authorities said the militants had killed 19 civilians in Marawi, a mostly Muslim-populated city of 200,000 people. Isnilon got away and fighters loyal to him took over parts of the city, burning building and seizing hostages. "I made a projection, not a prediction, that one of these days the hardest things to deal with would be the arrival of ISIS", Duterte said, referring to Islamic State.



Anti-government protests claim another life in Venezuela

Maduro's political foes have taken to the streets to demand that he schedule long-delayed elections, release political prisoners and permit the delivery of humanitarian aid. "We're starting to see serious instability in Venezuela", US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told reporters after the closed-door Security Council meeting, which was requested by the US.


Times Square driver told cops he wanted to 'kill them all'

Times Square driver told cops he wanted to 'kill them all'

He's due back in court next week. His next court appearance is May 24. Police said the rampage unfolded rapidly as Rojas allegedly drove his auto at high speed for three blocks down Seventh Avenue, in the heart of Times Square, made a U-turn at 42nd Street and vaulted the curb, hitting the first victim.



Trump's shove was 'inoffensive,' Montenegro prime minister says

White House officials said this week Trump stands united with other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries in defending all alliance members. His characterization of Germany as "bad" for selling too many cars in the U.S. The eyerolls, the knowing looks they must exchange. As a result, the transatlantic relationship, long an anchor of worldwide cooperation, has become unsteady.



On climate, it's G7 minus 1 as Trump punts on Paris accord

The comments from Mattis, in an interview aired today, come after Trump tweeted yesterday that he would take a decision "next week" on whether to stick to or renege on the climate agreement . Trump has criticized efforts to cut emissions, saying they limit United States economic competitiveness. U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee member Lindsey Graham speaks during the hearing on May 8, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.