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Trump on Middle East peace: 'We will get it done'

The Palestinians and Israeli must work together to reach an agreement, Trump said, adding, "I would love to be a mediator or an arbitrator or a facilitator, and we will get this done". Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House Wednesday where he raised some concerns. [Full Article...]

North Korea accuses U.S., South Korea of assassination attempt

North Korea accuses U.S., South Korea of assassination attempt Beijing has suspended coal imports from North Korea, one of the regime's primary revenue sources, but fears that a collapse of the North's state would create a crisis along its border and lead to the installation of a US-backed regime. Such a designation would trigger more sanctions, including restriction on US foreign assistance. Tillerson called on foreign ministers of the 10-nation Associatio... [Full Article...]

Germany and France agree to draw up roadmap on developing EU

Germany and France agree to draw up roadmap on developing EU Merkel has praised Macron's embrace of European unity but has offered few concrete details about the way forward for German-French relations. France's new foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian (John-Eve Le DREE-on), has vowed to promote the country's "key role" in the global community. [Full Article...]

Conservative Ghalibaf withdraws from Iran presidential race

It was assumed Jahangiri ran to back up Rouhani in pre-election debates and he said at his registration that he stood "side-by-side" with the president who is seeking a second four-year mandate. Some experts say Iranian establishment figures may want to keep Rouhani in power to avoid being cast back into isolation. The narrowing of the field to two main candidates, he said, also makes it less like... [Full Article...]

Iran's Rouhani congratulates South Korea's Moon on presidential victory

Iran's Rouhani congratulates South Korea's Moon on presidential victory Their phone conversation lasted for about 25 minutes on May 11, a day after Moon was sworn in as president. But analysts said the new South Korean president is likely to be constrained and more pragmatic in office, instead of making a U-turn on current policies towards North Korea. [Full Article...]

Trump appealed to Comey to abandon Flynn probe

The relationship "is unprecedented in its contribution to our strength. This is how it has been & how it will continue to be". Legal experts took a dim view of Trump's comments, as quoted in the memo. Mr Trump took to Twitter to insist he had the "absolute right" to share "facts pertaining.to terrorism and airline flight safety" with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Rachel Lindsay Will Address Race in First Episode as The Bachelorette

Rachel Lindsay Will Address Race in First Episode as The Bachelorette It's not clear why, but it's possible it's related to the diversity and/or the fact that among Rachel's suitors are a man who was previously married as well as one with a child. Rachel Lindsay may be calm, cool and collected as the Bachelorette , but the same can't be said of her suitors! Chris Harrison and " The Bachelorette " gang dropped a hunky amuse-bouche array on Bachelor Nation on Wed... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-un Claims New Missile Can Reach Mainland US

Kim Jong-un Claims New Missile Can Reach Mainland US He said the missile's trajectory indicated the North was clearly testing the re-entry technology under flight environments that would be consistent for an ICBM. Outsiders express more skepticism about North Korea's nuclear warhead claims. "The test-firing of ICBMs will occur at any time and place, at the will of North Korea's highest leadership", North Korea's ambassador to China, Ji J... [Full Article...]

Cavs take commanding 3-0 lead in series over Raptors

Cavs take commanding 3-0 lead in series over Raptors NOTES: The Cavaliers went 10-0 to open the playoffs in 2016 and, with their Game 3 win Friday, are 7-0 to open the playoffs this season. The Raptors' superstar shooting guard was in attack mode all night. The Raptors missed their first dozen three-point attempts, yet still they were hanging with the Cavs point for point. James also tallied eight rebounds and seven assists as Cleveland look ahea... [Full Article...]

Iran sanctions 9 American firms as countermeasure

This may be meant to "undercut the impression that Trump is softening on Iran ", The Associated Press wrote. Lawrence Ward, a partner at global law firm Dorsey & Whitney, said that the announcement by the State Department to continue the U.S. [Full Article...]

Irish leader Enda Kenny stepping down as head of his party

Enda Kenny said his successor is expected to be in place by 2 June. Mr Kenny initially revealed his plans to stand down past year, when he said he would not lead Fine Gael into the next general election. But tax hikes, unprecedented levels of homelessness and police corruption cases have mired his time in office. The election of the openly gay Varadkar would be a generational and social change... [Full Article...]

Ex-French PM Manuel Valls wants to be Macron candidate

On Sunday, May 7th, Emmanuel Macron of the " En Marche! " party was elected president of France. European Council President Donald Tusk congratulated the French people "for choosing Liberty, Equality and Fraternity over tyranny of fake news". [Full Article...]

UK's Hammond says reports of rift with PM May's staff "tittle tattle"

UK's Hammond says reports of rift with PM May's staff May also emphasized the length of their working relationship. "This is tittle tattle", said Mr Hammond when asked by Radio 4's Today programme about the rumours. " Very happy to do so", she said, but she did not commit to keeping Hammond in the Treasury after the election. As Philip says, we've worked together over the years. [Full Article...]

US admiral: North Korea's action 'recipe for disaster'

US admiral: North Korea's action 'recipe for disaster' Moon made his comments hours after South Korea, which hosts 28,500 US troops, said it wanted to reopen a channel of dialogue with North Korea as Moon seeks a two-track policy, involving sanctions and talks, to try to rein in its neighbour. [Full Article...]

Oil falls as market stays well supplied despite cuts

For the week ended May 12, the EIA said that crude oil inventories fell by 1.75 million barrels, compared to expectations of a draw of around 2.4 million barrels. US crude oil inventories fell for a sixth straight week, as OPEC efforts to reduce supply appear to be coming to fruition ahead of the cartel's upcoming meeting next week, while gasoline and distillate stocks also dropped . [Full Article...]

Macron emphasises European Union by naming Le Drian to French foreign ministry

Macron emphasises European Union by naming Le Drian to French foreign ministry When Britain leaves the bloc in 2019, France will be the EU's only member with nuclear weapons and a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. Macron appointed Edouard Philippe, a lawmaker from the moderate wing of the main center-right The Republicans party, as prime minister. [Full Article...]

Trump's White House 'surrounded by chaos'

The World spoke to Schiff on Wednesday. The Times reported that Comey shared this memo with senior FBI officials, who interpreted Trump's comments as an attempt to affect the course of the investigation. "I mean, I don't want to sound dramatic but there is just so much chaos surrounding the administration in Washington that it can be nearly disorienting at times ". [Full Article...]

Ashes boycott unlikely to happen says Australia coach Darren Lehmann

Ashes boycott unlikely to happen says Australia coach Darren Lehmann In the meanwhile, Cricket South Africa must take heed of the drama unfolding in Australia and attempt to ensure the same doesn't happen here. "There are already a lot of murmurs around the professional game". "When we first started the ACA, I was part of that as a player, delegate and a president". Under CA's proposal, only male global players would have the chance to share in any surplus reve... [Full Article...]

Khamenei urges high turnout in Friday's poll

Khamenei urges high turnout in Friday's poll In the history of the Islamic republic, no incumbent has failed to win a second term. The result could have serious implications for the future of the country, and its relations with the West. "Rouhani is a regime insider". "There may be a lot of voter apathy in Iran right now", said Alireza Nader, a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corp. [Full Article...]

Doors always open for India to join Belt and Road: China

They are also concerned about transparency and access for foreign companies. Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) yesterday wrapped up the inaugural summit dedicated to his cornerstone diplomatic initiative for Chinese-style globalization with an invitation to world leaders attending the gathering to reconvene in 2019. [Full Article...]


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