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United Nations organization: Israel is an 'occupying power'

Tweeting on his official account following the decision, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi said Jordan highly valued such a decision. Elias Wadih Sanbar, the Palestinian ambassador to UNESCO, said Tuesday's resolution was part of efforts to "stop giving a kind of blank check to an occupier that is acting with total illegality and impunity". Read More »

Women march in Venezuela as unrest continues

The Supreme Court reversed parts of that decision amid mounting protests. At least 38 deaths have been reported by various sources in five weeks of anti-government protests, though the public prosecutor puts the tally at 37. The opposition and many protesters say that is a tactic to try to dodge elections. Local news media on Friday carried a video circulating on Twitter of a statue of the late President Hugo Chavez being pulled down. Read More »

Macron won 66.1%, Le Pen 33.9% in French vote: final results


France's choice of pro-EU Emmanuel Macron over eurosceptic Marine Le Pen has sparked euphoria in Brussels, but analysts warn his ambitions for profound change in the European Union will prove challenging. "The nuclear explosion for the euro would have been if Le Pen would have win the election because then the euro would have lost all the confidence and we could have seen easy 10% downward move". Read More »

'Trump Is Right': Sanders Talks Up Aussie Health Care

During an interview with MSNBC , Sanders said of the clip: "Well Mr President, you're right, in Australia and every other major country on Earth they guarantee healthcare to all people". The next comment Trump made, however, amused Sen. Trump spent just a few hours in his New York City hometown Thursday, but avoided his Trump Tower home, where security has been tightened and the costs for it have mounted since he became president. Read More »

N Korea carries out ballistic missile test but fails


Mr Trump's comments came after North Korea carried out a failed test-launch of what U.S. officials said was a short-range ballistic missile, which is banned under United Nations sanctions. mainland. The missile test came just as Japan started a series of holidays known as Golden Week. It is not clear what has caused the series of failed missile tests since then. Read More »

President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately. But the president did assert that Comey informed him "on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation". President Donald Trump tweeted four times about former FBI Director James Comey by name, including once last week when he called Comey the "best thing that ever happened to Hilary Clinton". Read More »

World Red Cross Day celebrated


He said that the government has targeted to associate 20 lakh people with organ donation programme in the coming years. "Donate blood to honor the heroes in your life and help keep a reliable blood supply on hospital shelves for patients", said Jan Hale, communications manager, Red Cross Central Plains Blood Region. Read More »

Canada's Montreal declares state of emergency after floods

Claude Doiron. Gagnon's wife, the child's mother, managed to swim to safety, although she was treated in hospital for hypothermia. "Our troops are responding quickly and professionally and are already beginning to deliver critical support to Canadians affected by the flooding", Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said. Read More »

Canada, Mexico win NAFTA breathing space


The Trump administration last month circulated a draft letter on NAFTA renegotiations but has yet to give official notice. What's certain is that increased trade and economic integration mean that more jobs are now at stake. Instead, Mr Trump has asked the two nations to open talks on ways to make the deal more balanced from the United States perspective, which is allowed within the framework of the treaty. Read More »

Duke of Edinburgh to stop all public engagements by autumn

But Buckingham Palace stressed he might decide to attend certain events from time to time. The prince, who's 95 and has been by Queen Elizabeth's side during her 65-year reign, will stop accepting public engagements from September. In Australia, where the queen is recognized as head of state, officials praised Philip's tenacity. The Duke of Edinburgh is associated with over 780 organisations, but he will no longer play an active role in attending their engagements. Read More »

Trump will make decision on Paris climate pact after G7 summit


UN climate negotiators in Bonn were left frustrated Tuesday as the White House postponed a meeting to determine whether the United States will stay in the 196-nation Paris Agreement to curb planet-harming fossil fuel. Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane, reporting from Bonn, said that "although there are delegates here that implement the Paris agreement in their own legislation, they very much fear what comes around the corner" from the US. Read More »

Trump to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia and Vatican

Trump will meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and other leaders where they are expected to discuss efforts to defeat terrorism and discredit radical ideologies, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to describe internal planning. Read More »

China launches first domestically developed aircraft carrier

China's only other carrier is the Liaoning , a refitted Soviet ship that was commissioned into China's navy in 2012. "With each new aircraft carrier, China is sending a signal that it has no peer among its neighbors", Patrick M. India has one active carrier-a refurbished Soviet ship-and launched its first indigenous model in 2013, but that ship is not expected to become operational until the early 2020s. Read More »

Turkey deploys 'anti-Kurdish' reinforcements to Syria amid escalation

Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the PKK, which has waged a three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state for Kurdish autonomy. The air strikes in Syria targeted the YPG, a key component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are backed by the United States and have been closing in on the Islamic State bastion of Raqqa. Read More »

Marine Le Pen's Niece Should Take Over FN Leadership - French Lawmaker


The niece of defeated far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen announced Tuesday, May 9 that she's leaving political life, at least temporarily, citing "personal and political reasons". Marechal-Le Pen won't seek a second term in parliament and is quitting her seat on the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur regional council. The anti-mass migration party's presidential candidate won more than 50 per cent of the vote in 45 districts, and over 45 per cent in another 66 more giving the ... Read More »

Barca's Luis Enrique Still Hopeful Of Winning La Liga

Lionel Messi scores his team's fourth goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Camp Nou stadium on May 6, 2017 in Barcelona , Spain . Casemiro said the win at Granada was hard-earned, telling reporters: "There are no easy games". Despite struggling to draw at El Madrigal in January, Barca will emulate their 3-0 victory over Villarreal last season, with a team devoid of European duties at this stage finding extra energy to dominate the Europa ... Read More »

Ann Coulter isn't promoting free speech. She's promoting herself

But at a separate news conference, university spokesman Dan Mogulof insisted Coulter was "welcome". Coulter was invited by campus Republicans to speak at Berkeley and her speaking fee was to be subsidized by a conservative group called the Young America's Foundation, which pulled its support Tuesday citing concerns of violence. Read More »

United Nations climate talks kick off in Bonn


Andrew Light, Senior Fellow at World Resources Institute and former US State Department climate official, said White House senior officials and Cabinet members were slated to meet on Tuesday regarding the decision but the meeting has been postponed . Read More »

United States warns 'third country sanctions' on North Korea

The top US diplomat urged "all parties involved to stop militarization, construction, reclamation of land in the South China Sea while talks are going on", Patrick Murphy, deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said on a call with reporters. Read More »

Georgia wildfire: evacuations ordered though many stay put

A mandatory evacuation has broadened as a wildfire near the Georgia-Florida line threatens small communities on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp. Officials said hot and dry weather conditions fed the flames over the weekend. Officials aren't forcing people to leave their homes, but are urging them to get out before the fire gets any closer, said Susan Heisey, supervisory ranger for the Okefenokee refuge. Read More »

Can the 'de-escalation' plan in Syria work?


Ahmed Ramadan, spokesman of the opposition's Syrian National Coalition, was sceptical. On Friday evening, even before the official start of the ceasefire, families in rebel-held areas that have been routinely bombed went to parks, picnicked and organised anti-government demonstrations. Read More »

Pentagon watchdog probes Flynn payments

Flynn once headed the DIA. But Flynn, who headed the DIA between 2012 and 2014, appeared not to have heeded the agency's warning about informing the secretaries of state and the Army before traveling to and accepting money from Russian Federation. Read More »

Ismail Haniya, Hamas new political leader

It took Meshaal and key leaders years to wake up to the new geopolitical reality, post-Arab Spring, that their fundamentalist course was leading them nowhere. In 1997, he was nominated as personal assistant to the late Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, founder and spiritual leader of the Hamas movement. "The change is not due to a failure in the leadership", he said. Read More »

The local election results summed up in 6 handy graphics


May said she was "encouraged" by the results , but said it was important to keep fighting for votes. There have been predictions her majority could be 100, possibly even 150. "We have got what we wanted, but unfortunately we have been in a sense the victims of our own success", she told Sky News . The opposition Labour Party also played down its losses, with Labour finance spokesman John McDonnell saying that it was not "the wipe-out that some people predicted or the polls predicted". Read More »

Syrian media claim Israeli aircraft bombed Damascus airport

A massive explosion struck near Damascus International Airport early today setting off large fires, a monitoring group said , without specifying the cause. Syrian state news agency Sana said several missiles had been fired at a military site south-west of the airport, causing explosions that resulted in some material losses. Read More »

Trump meets Abbas, predicts 'very good chance' of peace with Israel


Trump has made clear that the details do not matter much to him, and he has abandoned the longtime U.S. commitment to the so-called two-state solution. "It's time for Israel to end its occupation of our people and of our land", Abbas said. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Read More »

Homes evacuated, military deployed after flooding in Canada


Coiteux said "there is hope before us", before again stating, "The situation won't improve overnight". Flooding caused by unusually persistent rainfall has driven almost 1,900 people from their homes in 126 municipalities in the Canadian province of Quebec, authorities said Sunday. Read More »

A Health Care Bill By Trump, For Trump

The AHCA now heads to the Senate. "It does not apply to Long Island", says King. Among those being targeted: Tom MacArthur of New Jersey, the moderate Republican who helped revive the bill by authoring an amendment on pre-existing conditions. Read More »

Karan Johar cancels "Baahubali 2" premiere over Khanna's death


Born in Peshawar in present-day Pakistan, Khanna debuted in Bollywood with Sunil Dutt's 1968 film Man Ka Meet as a villain opposite Som Dutt. Amar was Khanna's on screen name in the movie " Amar Akbar Anthony ". A much sought after actor in the 1970s and 1980s, he acted in several blockbusters, including Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Reshma Aur Shera, Elan, Insaaf , Qurbani and Dayavan . Read More »