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Rolling Stones ask Trump to stop playing their songs

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:34pm

FILE - In this March 25, 2016 file photo, Rolling Stones perform in Havana, Cuba. The band has asked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign events. In a statement provided Wednesday, May 4, the rock band said they have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and “have requested that they cease all use immediately.” (AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)The Rolling Stones have asked presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign events.


Trump, last man standing in Republican White House race, now has to unify party

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:33pm

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks to supporters following the results of the Indiana state primary at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New YorkDonald Trump became the last man standing in the race for the Republican U.S. presidential nomination on Wednesday as one after the other his sole remaining rivals, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, faded out of the picture. Anointed the presumptive nominee after winning Indiana on Tuesday, the 69-year-old New York billionaire turned to a new phase in his campaign, planning to set up a vice presidential selection committee and stepping up efforts to seek unity with more Republicans. Kasich, the Ohio governor who stayed in the race in hopes of persuading Republicans to choose him as the nominee at a contested convention in July, made plans to get out of the race now that a contested convention has been averted.


US announces extension of Syria truce to Aleppo

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:25pm

Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, right, and Riad Hijab, head of the Higher Negotiations Committee, the Syrian opposition coalition negotiating in Geneva, chat during a joint stroll prior to a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Germany and France with the Staffan de Mistura, U.N. special envoy for Syria, and Riad Hijab, head of the Higher Negotiations Committee, the Syrian opposition coalition negotiating in Geneva at the guest house of the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia have persuaded Syria's government and moderate rebels to extend the country's fragile truce to the northern city of Aleppo, the State Department said Wednesday, although sporadic clashes continue.


Phelps skips Olympic prep meet

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:24pm

Michael Phelps competes in the men's 200 meter butterfly final at the Skyline Aquatic Center on April 15, 2016 in Mesa, ArizonaUS swimming star Michael Phelps has withdrawn from a meeting in Atlanta next week he had been planning to use as part of his preparations for the Olympics, organizers have confirmed. A statement on the May 13-15 Atlanta Classic Swim Meet website said Phelps had informed them he would no longer be taking part. "We understand some of you may have purchased tickets to see Michael Phelps.


Defending deal on migrants, EU seeks end of visas for Turks

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:21pm

EU Commissioner for Migration Avramopoulos addresses a news conference in BrusselsBy Gabriela Baczynska and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union asked member states on Wednesday to grant visa-free travel to Turks in return for Ankara stopping migrants reaching Europe, but insisted Turkey must still change some laws and said it would get no "free ride". Lawmakers in the European Parliament, which along with a majority of the 28 EU governments must approve the measure if it is to take effect as Ankara wants within two months, warned that they would not vote it through until Turkey met every condition, including narrowing the scope of crimes it defines as terrorism. Governments anxious to allay public fears of a wave of immigrants from Turkey itself secured a new emergency brake to apply to all countries with visa-free travel to Europe's 26-nation Schengen zone.


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