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Palestinians Taking Trump Efforts Seriously, Says Minister


Since the announcement of the president's travel plans, there has been some speculation that he would use the occasion to fulfill his campaign promise to move the U.S. Reps. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y., and Francis Rooney, R-Fla., marked the celebration by introducing a nonbinding resolution celebrating Israel's capture of the eastern portions of Jerusalem in the Six-Day War in 1967. Read More »

The 7 most awkward moments from Trump's Israel trip

Abbas said he welcomed Trump's "noble and possible mission". While Palestinian Authority officials seem willing to cooperate in Trump's effort to revitalize negotiations, much of Palestine's population is not on board. "Making peace however will not be easy", Trump told an audience of Israeli politicians and other dignitaries at the Israel Museum . Netanyahu's tone was somewhat less upbeat, with sharp criticism for Abbas. Read More »

N. Korea Conducted Missile Test in Anju, not Pukchang


Ambassador Liu Jieyi told reporters after a closed-door emergency session on the DPRK following Sunday's missile launch, that China and the United States are discussing possible new sanctions. Japan's United Nations ambassador, Koro Bessho , whose government requested Tuesday's meeting along with the US and South Korea, told reporters the launch was a "blatant violation" of existing council resolutions. Read More »

Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda resigns


There is wide spread speculation that the CPN- Maoist Center will betray the Nepali Congress if the opposition CPN- UML (Communist Party of Nepal- Unified Marxist Leninist) leaves the post of Mayor of Bharatpur to the Maoist Center. In his state address, the prime minister, who is better known as "Prachanda", informed that his party will continue alliance with the Nepali Congress , the largest party in the Nepali Parliament, to form a new government. Read More »

Off to jail for Lionel Messi?


Jorge Messi's jail term was reduced from 21 months to 15 by the Supreme Court to take into account the money he had since handed to the tax authorities. Jorge had claimed that he was told by a legal adviser that the practice was legal. Did Leo Messi know about the tax avoidance? However, the court ruled that Messi's excuse of not knowing about the dealings of Jorge Messi and his representatives does not exempt him from being punished. Read More »

Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat


As she shows off her llama herd, she explains that she moved to Montana "to be close to wild nature" and so "I feel very strongly about protecting public lands". "It is a lot closer than people ever though it would be". Ravalli was also one of the counties in which Trump significantly out-performed Gianforte in the 2016 election, rolling up bigger margins in the presidential race than Gianforte got in the governor's race. Read More »

In Trump's private moments, it is small talk and compliments


In a speech towards the end of his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, Mr Trump offered a forceful defence of the Jewish state and pledged to protect the country against common enemies, including Iran. The Palestinian leader raised numerous familiar grievances and demands for a peace deal with Israel, including a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem and an end to what the Palestinians view as the illegal "occupation" of the West Bank. Read More »

Trump Budget Plan Relies On Optimistic Growth Assumptions, Analysts Say

Leonard Lance, R-N.J., when asked whether the administration had taken Congress' views into account. "The Trump budget assumes hundreds of billions more in Medicaid cuts than the House bill", said Edwin Park, a health policy expert with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which advocates for low-income people. Read More »

APNewsBreak: Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment

This has emerged as a major bullet point in the case that Trump might have obstructed justice. According to Cummings' letter , Flynn told security investigators that "I didn't take any money from Russia" in connection with the event. Mark Warner , D-Va., the committee's lead Democrat , told reporters as he and chairman Richard Burr , R-N.C., pledged to "keep all options on the table". Read More »

Trump says Iran must never be allowed to have nuclear weapons


Administration officials told CNN last week that Trump would not announce the embassy move during the trip, but did not rule out making the declaration in the future. Today, Mr Trump will travel to Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank to meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Trump did not specify whether the United States is urging Israel to halt only new settlement activity, or even construction to expand existing settlements. Read More »

Islamist militants in Philippines beheaded local police chief, says Duterte

Duterte met late Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and said he is counting on Russia to supply weapons for the Philippines to fight terrorism. The violence on the southern island has left three members of the security forces dead, officials say. According to the Philippine president, Washington used to supply weapons to Manila but he did not want to deal with the United States anymore "because they were questioning the human rights practices in the country". Read More »

UN Security Council Urges North Korea to Take Concrete Steps to Denuclearization

It followed the test launch May 14 of what was believed to be an intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missile that Pyongyang boasted was capable of carrying a "heavy" nuclear warhead. And the range of the missile appears to be greater than originally estimated. The suspected North Korean balloons were spotted two days after Pyongyang test-fired a ballistic missile - its second missile test in seven days. Read More »

Trump stresses 'unshakable' bond between US, Israel


Children were among 22 people killed and dozens injured in the suspected suicide bombing on Monday night at a pop concert by USA star Ariana Grande in Britain's deadliest extremist attack in 12 years. The attack Monday came just a day after Trump addressed dozens of Arab and Muslim leaders in Riyadh, calling on them to help "drive out" terrorists and "obliterate this evil ideology". Read More »

Melania Trump: Don't touch me!


At Mr Trump's inauguration, a frosty glance at the ground was interpreted by some as a sign she felt trapped in the marriage. That's the last time President Trump takes Melania on a trip - as she pulls a fast leave-me-alone at the top of the Air Force One stairway. Read More »

First lady's hand swat a viral sensation

President Donald Trump during a welcoming ceremony at Ben-Gurion International Airport, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday May 22, 2017. Trump says alongside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin that people have had "enough of the bloodshed and the killing". Read More »

US Senator Sees No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud in 2016 Elections

The bipartisan commission includes Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , who is the Vice Chair, as well as Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson (R), New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner (D), Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap (D), former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell (R) and the commissioner of the election assistance commission Christie McCormick. Read More »

What to expect when President Trump meets Pope Francis


During the election campaign, Francis criticized Trump's promise to build a wall on the Mexican border and his declaration that the US should turn away Muslim immigrants and refugees. I think you'll enjoy them. President Donald Trump has arrived at Quirinale Palace for his meeting with the Italian president. Those words echoed what Francis said in a trip to Egypt last month as the pope demanded the country's imams teach their young to reject the use of violence in God's name and backed ... Read More »

More New TV Spots For THE MUMMY

Many people do not know it yet, but " The Mummy " will be making a return to the big screen this coming June with Tom Cruise leading the fray. "It'll be good to be back, I haven't been back - I came back for visiting a couple of times but I haven't filmed there" says Cruise. Read More »

Sessions Statement on President Trump's Proposed Budget

Mexico emphatically rejects that notion. But many outside observers, like Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget , say that 3 percent growth target is highly unlikely. Medicaid , the government insurance program for the poor and many disabled Americans, would be cut by more than $600 billion over 10 years by capping payments to states and giving governors more flexibility to manage their rosters of Medicaid recipients. Read More »

Voting Districts in North Carolina Unconstitutional

A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit found in 2016 that North Carolina legislators had acted "with nearly surgical precision" to blunt the influence of African American voters. Such plaintiffs, under Alito's framework, must "come forward with an alternative redistricting map that served the legislature's political objective as well as the challenged version without producing the same racial effects". Read More »

Trump Meets With Palestinian Leader Abbas in Bethlehem


Having insisted that he was capable of striking the "ultimate deal" for peace between Palestinians and Israelis, Trump made no mention of a two-state solution, which has always been considered internationally as the preferred solution but which Israel's right-wing government has publicly begun to shy away from. Read More »

Manchester's Soccer Clubs Reacted To The 'Heartbreaking' Ariana Grande Concert Bombing

Mr Kinsey said an Asian man in his mid 20s, who wore mainly Islamic clothes, appeared to have been living in the house alone for the previous year but had lots of visitors. "She's not turned up", Campbell said. In summary, therefore, we know that someone deliberately chose a place full of teen-agers and children; a time where they could be expected to congregate en masse; and a means of assault that would guarantee widespread damage and pain. Read More »

Senate Intelligence Committee Presses For Flynn Documents


The former Trump adviser has publicly claimed he was paid by a speakers' bureau for his appearance at a Moscow gala for Russian television network RT, but documents previously obtained by the committee indicate the government-funded channel paid Flynn more than $45,000 for his 2015 appearance. Read More »

North Korea border object was balloon, says South


An unidentified object that flew across the border from North Korea on Tuesday was most likely to have been a balloon carrying propaganda leaflets rather than a drone, the South Korean military said on Wednesday. The missile tested was the Pukguksong-2, a land-based version of Pyongyang's submarine-launched weapon, using solid-fuel that allows for immediate firing, KCNA said. Read More »

Rouhani hails Azerbaijan as Iran's great neighbor

As reported by the BBC, Rouhani was quick to dismiss the criticism and said it was actually Iran and its allies that were fighting terrorists. Rouhani said at a news conference on Monday that stability could not be achieved in the Middle East without Tehran's help. Read More »

Trump reacts to Manchester attack as overseas trip continues


Mr Trump pledged America's "absolute solidarity" with the United Kingdom and said that the time had come for the "wicked ideology" behind the terror attack to be "completely obliterated". "This wicked ideology must be obliterated", he declared. President Trump weighed in on the attack today. While the identity of those who plotted and carried out the attack has not been confirmed, ISIS has claimed responsibly, according to the SITE Intelligence Group , an organization that monitors ... Read More »

Trump's Intel Chief Mum on Pressure to Rebut Russia Evidence

Reports say that the White House has however denied the allegation. The Washington Post reported Monday , and other news outlets later confirmed, that Trump had asked Coats and Rogers in March to push back publicly against an FBI investigation into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump arrives in Italy to meet Pope Francis, Italian leaders

Trump's first trip overseas as president began with a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, where he attended a summit with leaders of predominantly Muslim countries on May 21. But, you know, I think this is likely to be a very friendly meeting because both sides have strong incentives to make it friendly. The President's wife was overcome with tears as she left the Papal Library in the company of her husband and Pope Francis . Read More »

Ex-FBI chief Robert Mueller to investigate Trump-Russia ties

Meanwhile, Walorski said Congress will not lose focus on tax reform, health care, reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs, and "keeping the American people safe". Coast Guard Academy in CT that "no politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly". Trump fired Flynn on February 13, on grounds that he had misled Vice-President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russians. Read More »

ED arrests CA of Lalu Yadav's daughter Misa in money laundering case


However, officials have said that the arrest is linked to the money laundering and not his association with Bharti. The ED had arrested the Jain brothers on March 20. Last week, income tax officers had raided almost 20 premises looking for evidence about Lalu and his family's proxy land deals to the tune of 1,000 crores. Read More »

Trump's Saudi Summit Was 'a Show Without Any Value' - Rouhani

Rouhani , the face of Tehran's deal with six major powers in 2015 to curb Iran's nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions, said the United States administration lacked knowledge about the Middle East. "Who can claim that stability of the region can be restored without Iran?" he said. Trump has chose to strike friendship with the Sunni world and denounce Iran, headquarters of the Shia sect. Read More »

Duterte declares martial law on Philippines island amid ISIS-linked attack

Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella made the announcement in Moscow, where the president is on a visit. Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said and some 1,000 soldiers would be in Marawi by morning, but warned civilians to stay in their homes."There are Maute snipers all around, so the troops are still holding and elements have already joined", he said.The goal of Tuesday's raid was to capture Isnilon Hapilon , a leader of the Abu Sayyaf group which is notorious for piracy and for ... Read More »

Philippines' Duterte leaves for 4-day visit to Russia


In his departure speech, Duterte said the visit underscores his independent foreign policy and desire to forge closer ties with Russian Federation, which "must cease to be on the margins of Philippine diplomacy". "I will tell them that your government continues to work very hard to give you, the country and future you all deserve", he said . Mr. Piñol said that Moscow has "long expressed interest in trading with the Philippines extensively, but there was not much progress in the ... Read More »