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Having previously clashed, Trump and Pope Francis meet

But, press accounts of the encounter focused on the one caution that Pope John Paul II expressed to the president; about his upcoming decision whether to allow federal funding for fetal stem cell research. "Yes there are challenges, there are problems that need to be addressed but there is a way to do them and there is a way not to do them and the way he (Trump) has been doing it is the way not to... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Effectively Strikes Down 2 Congressional Districts In North Carolina

In this case, the Court concluded that the state legislature made no effort to comply with VRA, foreclosing the possibility that North Carolina could use it as a defense. "Today's ruling sends a stark message to legislatures and governors around the country: Racial gerrymandering is illegal and will be struck down in a court of law", Holder said, referring to altering political boundaries ... [Full Article...]

Trump's climate stance looms over Arctic meeting

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not rush to make a decision on its policies. Nor does it explicitly state that human activity is causing climate change. Tillerson arrived late Wednesday afternoon in Fairbanks and immediately held a meeting with a congress... [Full Article...]

All PAF forward airbases declared operational in response to Indian threat

All PAF forward airbases declared operational in response to Indian threat The PAF jets flew near Siachin during the exercises as it showed expertise and readiness for war on " short notice ". While addressing to the PAF officers, the air chief stated that Pakistan Air Force is ready throughout the year to respond any misadventure, adding that the nation should not be anxious over threatening statements of enemy. [Full Article...]

Flynn Allegedly Misled Pentagon on Ties to Russian Federation

Flynn Allegedly Misled Pentagon on Ties to Russian Federation Panel Chairman Richard Burr said the committee sent a letter to Flynn's lawyer challenging the former adviser's contention that he can refuse to turn over documents by citing the Constitution's Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination. [Full Article...]

Trump, Abbas call for new start to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed vast optimism at the prospects of a diplomatic resolution with the Palestinians, and with the Arab world in general, under the guidance of President Donald Trump . Trump also commented that "it's so interesting" his meeting with Abbas took place "on this very frightful morning of death to innocent young people". [Full Article...]

Trump calls Manchester attack perpetrators 'evil losers'

You could tell by the tone of the President that he meant business when he thinks they're a lot more than "losers". Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe , condemned the attack and said Japan stood side by side with the British people. Trump had also expressed his condolences while speaking yesterday in Israel. We can't stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people - and in today's ... [Full Article...]

Want to Make Peace in the Middle East? First Stop Terror

The key to peace in the Middle East, he emphasized, is to guarantee the independence and freedom of the Palestinian people. Trump's statement was largely interpreted in Israel as a sharp rebuke to the Palestinian Authority (PA) practice of paying salaries to jailed Palestinians and to the families of those who were killed while trying to carry out attacks against Israel . [Full Article...]

US, Japan, S Korea call 'urgent' Security Council meet

US, Japan, S Korea call 'urgent' Security Council meet The United States and South Korea have said the deployment is aimed purely at defending against any threat from North Korea, which experts have thought for months is preparing for what would be its sixth nuclear test in total. But spokesman Roh Jae-cheon said the allies believe more analysis is required to verify whether the test showed the North had achieved a breakthrough in re-entry technol... [Full Article...]

Explosions strike Syria's Damascus and Homs, 4 killed

Explosions strike Syria's Damascus and Homs, 4 killed Men put off a fire after an explosion in the al-Zahraa neighbourhood of Homs city in this handout picture provided by SANA on May 23, 2017, Syria. Earlier this week, opposition fighters had left the last rebel-held neighborhood in Homs , bringing the entire city back under government control for the first time in more than five years. [Full Article...]

Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties Washington later invoiced Seoul for the defense shield - a step strongly opposed by the South Korean authorities. Meanwhile, Parliamentary Speaker Chung Sye-kyun plans to meet with four floor leaders of the ruling DP and the other three opposition parties on Monday to discuss ways to run a provisional session of the National Assembly, his office said. [Full Article...]

Stanford golfers take step toward another NCAA finals

Stanford golfers take step toward another NCAA finals Dallas Baptist matched its tournament-low round of 11-over-par 299 to close-out the four-round championship at 71-over-par 1223 (299-311-314-299). She was three shots ahead when she teed off on the par-4 17th until Vaughn, finishing on the front nine at Rich Harvest Farms , rolled in her second straight birdie from 15 feet on No. [Full Article...]

Amnesty slams Turkey for mass dismissals after failed coup

Amnesty slams Turkey for mass dismissals after failed coup Arrested soldiers accused of having been involved in an attempted coup d'etat in Turkey are accompanied by Turkish soldiers as they arrive at the court inside the Sincan Prison in the capital, Ankara , May 22, 2017. ambassador. Turkey has summoned the U.S. ambassador to protest the "aggressive and unprofessional" treatment of Turkish security officials in Washington during a visit by President... [Full Article...]

Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground

Vatican officials contacted by America , who spoke on condition of anonymity, consider the meeting of the utmost importance given the role of the United States in the world . "It will be a meeting without 'walls , '" said the Rev. Antonio Spadaro, a close associate of the Pope and the editor of the Jesuit journal Civilta Cattolica. [Full Article...]

India vs Denmark, Sudirman Cup 2017

India vs Denmark, Sudirman Cup 2017 Sikki Reddy 18-21, 21-15, 23-21. It was also a bad day for Ajay Jayaram, as he was beaten in straight sets 12-21 7-21 by Viktor Axelsen in the mens' singles match . Freed of Jwala's domineering presence on the court, Ashwini has truly flowered in partnership with the sprightly Sikki Reddy, and has realised her own full potential as a women's doubles player. [Full Article...]

Iran, France stress expansion of ties in Rouhani's 2nd term

Iran's President Rouhani also won a second term by garnering 57 percent of the votes in Friday's election. During a phone conversation with newly inaugurated French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said , "Iran is ready for cooperation on all levels with other countries, including France, to battle terrorism and to resolve the Syrian crisis". [Full Article...]

IS claims attack on Iraqi training camp north of Baghdad

IS claims attack on Iraqi training camp north of Baghdad The liberation of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul "is imminent" and the days of ISIL's self-declared caliphate "are numbered", the United Nations envoy for Iraq says. Iraqi forces are now wrapping up the final stages of an operation, launched this month, that saw them retake almost the entirety of the northwestern part of Mosul. [Full Article...]

China, ASEAN agree on framework for S.China Sea code of conduct

Duterte said if China is willing to fight so as the Philippines. Japan has also been attempting to exploit its natural gas hydrate resources like China . "The Philippines can ally with the United States because the United States does not claim the West Philippine Sea or any Philippine territory", he said. [Full Article...]

Rouhani leads Iran presidential race, expected to win

At a summit meeting this weekend in Saudi Arabia between President Donald Trump and leaders of predominantly Muslim countries, Iran was pointedly not invited. Modest reforms Rouhani was given the opportunity in 2015 to conclude a nuclear agreement between Iran and world leaders that has led to the easing of global sanctions against Tehran. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency, European Union elated

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency, European Union elated His rivals now will be motivated to keep Macron from making further gains during the two-round parliamentary election. This could give the National Front a significant increase on the two seats the party now holds. "We saw a partial rally in French equity markets after Macron's first round success and we feel now investors' attention may turn to his ability to govern after a hard campaign", the co... [Full Article...]


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