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Trump sets sight on the big deal: Mideast peace

Trump sets sight on the big deal: Mideast peace The scouts said in the statement that they were asked specifically by the Trump team to stage a parade in Jerusalem's Old City in order to accompany Trump into the church. "This hunger strike entering now its sixth week comes against the backdrop of the continued arbitrary imprisonment of thousands of Palestinian prisoners who were forcibly transferred out of the occupied territory who endure al... [Full Article...]

Bus in India plunges into gorge, killing 21

Bus in India plunges into gorge, killing 21 At least 21 people died Tuesday night when a bus plunged into an 820-foot gorge in Uttarakhand state, India, government officials said. 21 bodies have been recovered while the rescue efforts are still on. Chouhan yesterday announced an ex gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in Uttarkashi bus accident. "My prayers & solidarity with those who lost their loved ones in... [Full Article...]

Duterte declares martial rule in southern Philippines

Abella said Duterte would cut short his trip to Moscow, cancelling a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and return to the Philippines. "We will clear the area", Ano said. "We can do that easily", he said, but added it was more hard in an urban setting because of the need to avoid civilian casualties. [Full Article...]

Turkish ties hit rough patch after rough Erdogan visit

And that's what we saw playing out later that day near the Turkish embassy grounds, when otherwise peaceful protesters were set upon by Turkish government thugs. "The next time they could kill us easily". "The Turkish-Americans responded in self-defense", the statement read. "As a result of the assault, 11 people and one police officer were injured", said Peter Newsham, Metropolitan Police D... [Full Article...]

Former CIA testifies about Russian interference in election

The website released material hacked from email accounts of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign officials during last year's presidential campaign. Brennan also denounced classified intelligence leaks that continue to appear in the news media, including the nature of the Oval Office conversation Trump shared with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the US wh... [Full Article...]

Trump's Budget Cuts Billions From Medicaid, Food Stamps

It would take several months before the annual budget is passed by the House and the Senate and finally signed into law by the United States president. "At least we now have common objectives: grow the economy, balance the budget". The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget's Goldwein calls that magical thinking. [Full Article...]

Britain Raises Threat Level To 'Critical'; Attack 'May Be Imminent'

It comes after the suicide bomber behind the horrific Manchester attack which killed 22 people and injured 59, was identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair had also deployed soldiers in response to a terrorist threat when he had sent tanks and 450 members of the armed forces to guard airports in 2003 after warnings of a plot to bring down an airliner. [Full Article...]

China calls for new talks with North Korea on nukes

China is North Korea's largest trading partner, with 90 percent of the reclusive regime's trade tied to their Chinese neighbors. The United States has said it was willing to enter into talks with North Korea - but only if it halts its missile and nuclear tests. [Full Article...]

White House gears up for prolonged Russia fight

Politico reports that Kasowitz also represented Trump last year during the election when he unsuccesfully tried to get the The New York Times to retract stories about women who alleged that the President of the United States inappropriately touched them several years back. [Full Article...]

'Peace is a choice,' Trump says during appearance with Palestinian leader

'Peace is a choice,' Trump says during appearance with Palestinian leader Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated today, to his USA counterpart Donald Trump , his commitment to reaching a historic peace agreement with Israel . Among those waiting to welcome Trump was Oren Hazan, a politician of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party, who has a colourful reputation for inappropriate antics. [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump Tells PM Netanyahu He Did Not Mention Israel to Russians

Pres. Trump Tells PM Netanyahu He Did Not Mention Israel to Russians Senior Trump administration officials had ignited a wave of controversy over the past several weeks when discussing Jerusalem , with some top officials refusing to say that the ancient city is part of Israel. President Trump, along with his family, is in the midst of his first worldwide trip as commander in chief. "We can only get there working together, there is no other way". [Full Article...]

New Missile: N/Korea ready for mass production

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of U.N. sanctions banning ballistic missile tests on Monday and again vowed to impose new sanctions in response to its latest launch. [Full Article...]

Dinner with the Netanyahus and the Trumps

Dinner with the Netanyahus and the Trumps Expressing optimism that a peace deal could finally be brokered to end the almost 70-year-old conflict and suggested a resolution may not be hard to obtain it. He reiterated the Palestinians' demands, including establishing a capital in East Jerusalem , insisting that "our problem is not with the Jewish religion, it's with the occupation and settlements, and with Israel not recognising the state ... [Full Article...]

China's Geely to buy Lotus, take stake in Malaysia's Proton

China's Geely to buy Lotus, take stake in Malaysia's Proton DRB-Hicom Bhd has requested for trading suspension with effect from 9am tomorrow (May 24) pending the release of a material announcement. Proton, founded in 1983 by former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad, received 1.5 billion ringgit (US$338.2 million) in government aid previous year on condition that it pursue a turnaround plan and seek a foreign partner. [Full Article...]

UNSC strongly condemns NK's latest missile test, warns of additional sanctions

North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday (May 21) - its eighth such test of the year - in defiance of United Nations sanctions and warnings from US President Donald Trump . "We urge North Korea to not do anything to again violate U.N. Security Council resolutions", Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a statement posted on the Foreign Ministry's website on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Rouhani says regional stability impossible without Iran

Iran's recently re-elected President Hassan Rouhani said that the Syrian issue should be solved through dialogue and peaceful means. Trump doubled down on his criticism of Tehran during his visit to Israel on Monday, insisting that Iran should "never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon - never, ever", because he claims the Islamic Republic supports terrorists. [Full Article...]

South Korea tourist numbers hit after China boycott

The appeal followed the launch on Sunday of a missile - the latest in a series this year as Pyongyang steps up its efforts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the United States. To reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula, it demanded that Pyongyang halt nuclear and missile tests. He noted the Pukguksong-2's solid fuel is of particular concern. [Full Article...]

Texas advances school transgender bathroom law

Texas advances school transgender bathroom law It is considered likely that a version of the measure will pass the Republican-led Senate . The Texas Association of School Boards, a nonprofit advocacy group established in 1949, has endorsed the transgender bathroom measure. Previous efforts to pass a measure similar to North Carolina's law have been stalled in the Texas House , compelling lawmakers to take a different approach. [Full Article...]

Philippines Needs Modern Arms To Fight ISIS, Duterte Tells Putin

Technically known as methane hydrate, combustible ice can be lit on fire in its frozen state and is believed to comprise one of the world's most abundant fossil fuels. I was invited to the inauguration ceremony of the trump. Before his departure, Duterte emphasized the need to expand cooperation with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling Sen. James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican on the intelligence panel, said Flynn's decision would not stop the committee's investigation, tweeting: "It is Mike Flynn's right to plead the 5th". Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations and Trump denies any collusion. The urgency of efforts to scuttle the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Flynn may have extended to Trump himself. [Full Article...]


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