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Trump's decision to fire Comey is backed by only 29% of Americans

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Trump wrote on the social media service. Appearing before reporters with Rex Tillerson, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov seemed to be auditioning for Last Comic Standing when he reacted to a question about Comey being fired. When pressed on whether or not the president was recording conversations in the Oval Office or elsewhere in the White House, the press secretary repeatedly declined to answer the question. Read More »

Trump addresses class of 2017 at Liberty University

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But he said it's "early to say" what to make of Trump's unconventional presidency. Conducted from May 11 to 13, the poll has an overall margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. "We love setting records", Trump said at the beginning of his remarks as he took in the crowd. But they had a mixed response to an executive order on religious liberty that Trump signed last week. Read More »

In sharp reversal, Sino-American trade relations improve

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By that same deadline, the United States said it would issue a proposed rule to allow Chinese cooked poultry to enter USA markets, Ross told reporters at a briefing. industries, several of which are directed at Chinese actions. "USCA applauds President Donald J. Trump, Secretary Perdue, and Members of the House and Senate for making US beef access to China a priority issue and appreciates the efforts by all to see this agreement through to completion. Read More »

Pope Francis canonizes siblings behind Portugal's Fatima visions

He is hoping the message of peace that they reported 100 years ago, when Europe was in the throes of World War I, will resonate with the Catholic faithful today. The late Pope John Paul II was shot by a Turkish gunman on 13 May 1981. The third vision, which she only divulged in 1957 and was only made public in 2000, involved an angel demanding penance, then the Pope climbing a mountain only to be killed by soldiers firing bullets and arrows. Read More »

At B&R Forum, Xi says all countries should respect sovereignty

Chinese President Xi Jinping is playing host to nearly 30 world leaders and representatives from 100-odd countries, on Sunday at the One Belt One Road Forum in Beijing . Among neighbours, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and a delegation from North Korea are coming. He is planning to invest at least €110 million in the scheme, but that could rise as the project develops. Read More »

Venezuela opposition refuses to help draft new constitution

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In response to the crisis, the 54-year-old successor to Hugo Chavez is setting up a super body known as a "constituent assembly" with powers to rewrite the constitution, shake up public powers, and potentially replace the legislature. "Cousin, it's enough!" Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino's cousin, Ernesto Padrino, wrote to him in an open letter. Supporters of Venezuela's jailed opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez held a late-night vigil in Caracas . Read More »

Trump eyes embrace of base as he marks tough first 100 days

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In a nod to Justice Gorsuch, Trump says, "A truly great judge, Neil Gorsuch, now sits on the United States Supreme Court". On Saturday, Trump may turn it up on notch as he gathers with the faithful supporters in Pennsylvania who embraced his anti-establishment, politically incorrect tirades and powered his shocking charge to the White House . Read More »

Bomb kills 25 as it hits convoy of Pakistan Senate deputy

At least 35 people were wounded in the blast near Mastung, 50 km from the provincial capital of Quetta. "It was very sudden, I did receive injuries", said Haideri. Police officials said it was not immediately clear whether the blast was the work of a suicide bomber or the result of a timed device planted by the road. Read More »

Activists say Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa

SDF commander Rojda Felat also told AFP that the attack on Raqqa will take place in the beginning of the summer, without giving a more precise date. "The civilians are coming back but there is a lack of water, electricity, bread and food", he said, sitting in front of a pile of sandbags. Fifty days of fighting in al-Tabqa had been fierce - and painstaking, in an effort to avoid damage to the dam. Read More »

Spicer: Flynn deserved 'due process' in face of 'political opponent' Yates' warnings

Rushmore' MORE. Yates' comments came after former Obama officials revealed that the outgoing president himself firmly warned Trump against naming Flynn as national security adviser, only two days after the November 8 election. intelligence has concluded tried to sway the USA election in Mr Trump's favor. He's dismissed FBI and congressional investigations into his campaign's possible ties to the election meddling as a "hoax" driven by Democrats bitter over losing the White House. Read More »

N. Korea missile launch due to 'state of paranoia'

It was the North's second missile firing in two weeks, and came amid mounting global concern over Pyongyang's progress in developing nuclear weapons that could be carried by long-range missiles. "Even if dialogue is possible, we should show the North that it's possible only if Pyongyang change (sic) its course and attitude". China , North Korea's sole main ally which nevertheless objects to its weapons programs, called for restraint and for no one to exacerbate tensions. Read More »

Jordanian shot dead by Israeli police in Jerusalem knife attack

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that Trump was still seeking to assess whether relocating the embassy would help or harm chances for Israeli-Palestinian peace. While Trump has articulated support for peace between the two sides, he has yet to explicitly endorse the creation of a fledgling Palestinian state, or join the global consensus supporting a two-state solution. Read More »

Trump to back Palestinian "self-determination" on Mideast trip -aide

Despite the fact that Al-Kasji was shot while trying to stab his victims, Jordanian authorities responded angrily toward Israel, issuing a statement holding the Jewish state "responsible" for the death of its citizen. Others died during clashes and protests. The three officials agreed that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict constitutes the basis of turbulence in the region, noting that solving it through negotiations that ensure security and peace for both Palestinians and Israelis is a ... Read More »

British Columbia Liberals hang on to win minority government

Students elected John Horgan and the BC NDP to form government with 60 out of 87 seats and 39 per cent of the vote while Premier Christy Clark and the BC Liberals won only 12 seats and received 25.4 per cent of the vote. Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Service, and Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness were also defeated by their NDP challengers. Read More »

Trump Expected To Name Minn. Supreme Court Justice To Federal District Court

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Retired Justice Alan Page, a former Minnesota Viking who was the state's first black Supreme Court justice, said Stras is not an ideologue and they often ended up on the same side despite their different backgrounds and experiences. The projected reversal is crucial, because while the Supreme Court hears only about 75 cases each term, the appeals courts hear some 30,000. After the 9th U.S. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron sworn in as new French president

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The couple will now live at the Elysee Palace. Further underscoring a commitment to France's military and peacekeeping role in the Middle East and Africa, he visited wounded service personnel in the military hospital. French President Emmanuel Macron listens during his inauguration at the handover ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 14, 2017. The former investment banker becomes the youngest post-war French leader and the first to be born after 1958 when President Charles ... Read More »

New photograph of Princess Charlotte as she celebrates 2nd birthday

Kensington Palace tweeted out a new photograph of Princess Charlotte to mark her second birthday. Her love of bubbles, or "pops" as she reportedly calls them, has been well documented over the past two years, however, it appears sheep may be her new favourite thing, as suggested by the blue lambs embroidered all over her sweater. Read More »

Arsene Wenger never stopped believing in character of his Arsenal team

It was a pleasing night for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, whose side have hit form at the right time, following Sunday's 2-0 victory over top-four rivals Manchester United. "It's going to be a good atmosphere, it always is when Arsenal come to town", Hughes said. Sanchez struck the opener on the hour mark at St Mary's before Olivier Giroud came off the bench to make sure of the points with a close-range header. Read More »

New era in BC politics

The Liberals held 47 seats in the previous legislature, the NDP had 35, the Greens one and two were held by independents. "We've got to put a government forward that British Columbians can be proud of and i" m going to be a part of that", Olsen said. Read More »

Trump calls for stronger sanctions on North Korea after missile

The US calculated that the missile landed in water 60 miles south of Russia's Vladivostok region, an American security official told CNN. "It tells Russian Federation, 'I can touch you too, '" Schuster said. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launch in a quick doorstep interview with reporters. He also ordered the military to speed up the establishment of South Korea's KAMD missile defence system. Read More »

North Korea test firing of missiles is a threat to International Peace

North Korea carried out a provocative new ballistic missile test early Sunday, sending a projectile to a higher altitude and closer to Russian Federation than any of its recent tests, according to officials. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launch in a quick doorstep interview with reporters. Last month, North Korea launched the Pukguksong-2 missile, an upgraded, extended-range version of its submarine-launched ballistic missile, from the same site. Read More »

Trump for stronger sanctions against North Korea after its missile launching

North Korea needs tests to flawless its missile program, but it also is thought to stage its launches after the elections of new US and South Korean presidents in an attempt to gauge a new administration's reaction. The launch comes just days after South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in pledged to engage it in dialogue. Japan's Kyodo News said that the missile may be capable of covering a range of up to 2,500 miles if launched at a normal trajectory, citing unidentified sources. Read More »

Willing to turn OBOR into path for peace: Xi Jinping

In addition, the CDB and the China EximBank will set up special lending schemes respectively worth 250 billion yuan equivalent and 130 billion yuan equivalent to support Belt and Road cooperation on infrastructure, industrial capacity and financing, he said. Read More »

China calls for 'restraint' after another North Korea missile test

South Korea needs to show the North that even though talks are possible, it will only be possible if North Korea changes its attitude, the President told staff at the meeting. While Pyongyang regularly tests shorter-range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the U.S. Read More »

UN Security Council to meet Tuesday on North Korea missile launch

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Ambassador Haley said the launch was not the way for North Korea to earn a meeting with Trump, who has said he would be "honored" to meet Kim Jong Un under the right circumstances. "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil - in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan - the President can not imagine that Russia is pleased", the White House statement said. Read More »

Aam Aadmi Party "Demonstrates" EVM Tempering During Special Session of Delhi Assembly

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Several national leaders, including former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, have criticised the AAP for insisting that EVMs were fixed to help the BJP win elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power with a historic mandate in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Meanwhile, hundreds of AAP workers came out to the streets, demanding that paper trail-equipped EVMs or voter- verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) be used in future elections. Read More »

North Korea test launches another missile

Japan said the missile flew for 30 minutes and dropped in the sea between the North's east coast and Japan. "The president said while South Korea remains open to the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, it is only possible when the North shows a change in attitude", Yoon Young-chan, Moon's press secretary, told a briefing. Read More »

Suspended AAP MLA Kapil Mishra to visit ACB office today

The Rs 400 crore water tanker scam involved alleged favouritism shown in the allotment of contracts to private water tankers to supply water to areas not falling under the Delhi Jal Board's network during the previous Congress government in Delhi. Read More »

Leaders condemn latest North Korea missile

McMaster. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeated the protest in comments to reporters. The missile traveled for about 30 minutes from Kusong, landing in the Sea of Japan. In recent weeks, North Korea has arrested two American university instructors and laid out what it claimed to be a CIA-backed plot to assassinate Kim. Read More »

Oilers' season ends after Game 7 loss to the Ducks

Following back-to-back delay of game penalties for flipping the puck over the glass, Anaheim was forced to survive a stretch of 1:27 when the Preds had a two-man advantage. The Predators have advanced largely on the strength of their stellar corps of defensemen in front of Rinne. The Ducks have excelled with youth on the blue line. Read More »