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Explosion Occurred in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta

Explosion Occurred in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta Authorities in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation are increasingly anxious about a surge in radicalism, driven in part by a new generation of militants inspired by Islamic State . Residents panicked, and ran. Police officers inspect the site where bombs reportedly went off near a bus terminal in Jakarta , Indonesia . The terminal is a local hub served by minibuses and buses. [Full Article...]

The 7 most awkward moments from Trump's Israel trip

Trump also expressed an even loftier hope than an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement: "I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East, and that would be an wonderful accomplishment". [Full Article...]

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nukes

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nukes The ballistic missile launch comes after the North Korean dictator promised more nuclear and missile tests and claimed the United States mainland was within "sighting range for strike". Conference on Disarmament Tuesday in Geneva. "Well, I think you first have to get into Kim Jong Un's head, you know, which is he's in a state of paranoia". [Full Article...]

House intel panel to issue subpoenas for Flynn material

Coats said information and discussions he had with the president shouldn't be disclosed, but that if he's called before an investigative committee of Congress, he would be willing to provide "what I know and what I don't know". If the Federal Bureau of Investigation misses its deadline to turn over memos and other materials documenting Comey's interactions with the president, Rep. [Full Article...]

Iran slams United States arms deal with Saudi 'dangerous terrorists'

Iran slams United States arms deal with Saudi 'dangerous terrorists' For his part, Macron congratulated Rouhani on securing a second term in the Friday's presidential election in Iran. 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...]

Final vote count due today in BC election; still no majority government

Final vote count due today in BC election; still no majority government NDP Leader John Horgan has said his party and the Greens share political similarities when it comes to introducing reforms to the electoral system and campaign financing. James said. "I'm here to say, there's a U-turn straight ahead, and it's due to 60 per cent of voters of B.C.", said Dance-Bennick to raucous cheers and applause from the demonstrators at the event. [Full Article...]

Rouhani takes on Trump

Rouhani takes on Trump Iranians re-elected Hassan Rouhani as the country's president on May 19 for a four-year term. Iran and Saudi Arabia are fighting multiple proxy wars in the Middle East, most notably in Yemen and Syria. "Those who provide consultations or advice to the Americans , unfortunately, they are the rulers who either push America awry or with money, they just buy some people in America". [Full Article...]

Melania Trump appears to reject Donald's hand-hold, again

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Twitter that Trump's national security team was "providing updates" to the president on the situation. U.S. I will call them, from now on, losers because that's what they are, they're losers, and we'll have more of them, but they're losers. "The United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclea... [Full Article...]

OPEC, Non-OPEC Monitoring Committee Says to Meet in Russian Federation in July

US output since last year's cut has increased by almost a million barrels a day to 9 million barrels. Al-Falih added that they believe that continuing with the same amount of cuts, plus adding one or two small producers if they wish will be more than enough to bring the five-year balance to where they need to be by the end of the first quarter 2018. [Full Article...]

Iraq agrees to nine-month extension of OPEC production cut: minister

The market sees an extension by nine months - instead of the initially suggested six months - as the base-case scenario. The shale oil recovery remains one of the biggest threats to the recovery in oil price and to the success of the OPEC and N-OPEC deals. [Full Article...]

Awkward! Donald Trump gaffe prompts Israeli Ambassador to face-palm during meeting

Trump had arrived in Bethlehem by motorcade, crossing a checkpoint at Israel's controversial separation wall , and was greeted by Abbas and other dignitaries outside the city's presidential palace. While in Rome, the couple will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican before heading to Sicily for the annual G7 economics summit. U.S. President Donald Trump , on Tuesday, said both Israeli and Palesti... [Full Article...]

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election US President Donald Trump's emphatic embrace of Sunni Arab regimes and his vilification of Iran mark a stark departure from the vision of his predecessor Barack Obama in the volatile region, analysts say. The report said Iranian officials have a tendency to hype the level of interest, however, noting that global energy companies would invest only if their terms are advantageous. [Full Article...]

Gusts of up to 70 km/h expected as windstorm batters BC

Gusts of up to 70 km/h expected as windstorm batters BC Almost 60,000 people across the province are now without power: that includes about 15,000 in Metro Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast, almost 25,000 in the Thompson-Shuswap, and about 10,000 across Vancouver Island. "Local tree damage or power outages are possible". Environment Canada removed the wind warning for the area as winds eased overnight. Ted Olynyk, B.C. [Full Article...]

Saudi Foreign Minister: Trump Trip Was 'Phenomenal'

Saudi Foreign Minister: Trump Trip Was 'Phenomenal' Before he flew to the Middle East last week, Mr Trump fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey under the pretence that he was a "showboat". Mr Dermer raised his hand to his head, covering his eyes and then moving his hand through his hair in awkwardness and scratching his eyebrow before composing himself and turning his attention back towards Mr Trump. [Full Article...]

Mindanao martial law to be 'as harsh' as that of Marcos: Duterte

Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters in Moscow that the martial law took effect Tuesday evening. Duterte canceled a meeting set for Wednesday with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Ano said almost 50 gunmen in all managed to enter the bustling commercial city of more than 200,000 people. The Maute Group started to occupy some establishments in the city, including a ho... [Full Article...]

UK Raises Terror Threat to 'Critical' Level for Third Time in History

She lives close to the arena where the explosion happened; upon waking to the bad news the next morning, she dutifully went to report on the tragedy. Hayley Lunt was staying at a hotel nearby and had taken her 10-year-old daughter Abigail to her first concert at Manchester Arena on Monday evening. [Full Article...]

Israel, Palestinians Gear Up for Trump Visit

Israel, Palestinians Gear Up for Trump Visit According to the Jerusalem Post , the poll, conducted by Smith Research was released on Thursday and found that only 56% of 500 Jewish Israelis who were polled said they considered the Trump administration more pro-Israel than pro-Palestinian. [Full Article...]

Trump in Israel: Jews, Christians, Muslims Must 'Overcome Oppression and Hatred'

Trump in Israel: Jews, Christians, Muslims Must 'Overcome Oppression and Hatred' A settlement leader from the occupied West Bank said that he believed this lack of clarity regarding Trump's statements in Bethlehem could mean he has abandoned a goal of establishing an independent Palestinian state . "He wants peace", the US President said. Before Trump, no sitting president had ever visited the religious site, likely due to questions over the status of Jerusalem . [Full Article...]

President Trump joins world leaders in condemning Manchester terrorist attack

President Trump joins world leaders in condemning Manchester terrorist attack The message from them is that "we can do this at will, we can do it where we want and we can do the type of thing that we choose to do and you can't stop us", Videcette said. The bombing also evoked memories of the attack in 2015 on the Bataclan concert venue in Paris, where gunmen mowed down rock fans. "It is a possibility we can not ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to t... [Full Article...]

Ex-banker Sean Fitzpatrick freed as judge directs not guilty verdict

Ex-banker Sean Fitzpatrick freed as judge directs not guilty verdict Mr FitzPatrick, who stepped down as Anglo Irish Bank's Chairman in 2008, was accused of failing to disclose multi-million euro loans to the bank's auditors. The judge also said he was concerned that potential documentary evidence destroyed by the ODCE's lead investigator could have helped the defence and damaged the prosecution. [Full Article...]


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