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Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

In a 10-3 ruling, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal in Richmond, Va., rejected the Trump administration's claims that the measure was needed to protect national security . The government quickly announced its intention to appeal the decision - the latest in a series of stinging judicial defeats for the Republican billionaire, who took office in January - to the Supreme Court. [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner now a focus in Russian Federation investigation

Jared Kushner now a focus in Russian Federation investigation The officials said Kushner is in a different category from former Trump aides Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn , who are formally considered subjects of the investigation. In early May, former FBI Director James Comey said he chose to go public with the findings of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails on his own because he feared the Department of Justice had lost credibility. [Full Article...]

Israeli Official: Trump's Credibility at Stake Over Embassy Pledge

Days of Israeli outrage later, the White House hasn't changed their mind. Avraham Diskin, political science professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem , blames the decrease on suspicions about Trump's moves regarding the conflict with the Palestinians. [Full Article...]

China's Xi calls for S. Korea ties to get back on track

China's Xi calls for S. Korea ties to get back on track Defences are also being built up to protect against a potential USA air raid as North Korea prepares for a war. "I will quickly move to solve the crisis in national security". And despite United Nations' economic sanctions against a country that has always been shrouded in secrecy, Kim remains undaunted. " North Korea launched a missile four days ago and claims to have succeeded in launchin... [Full Article...]

Gunmen in Philippines take hostages, including priest - Church

He said Malaysians, Indonesians, Singaporeans and "other foreign jihadists" were fighting in Marawi, one of the biggest Muslim cities in the mainly Catholic Philippines with about 200,000 residents. President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the southern region of Mindanao on Tuesday, hours after gunmen loyal to the Islamic State group rampaged through Marawi City in response to a raid... [Full Article...]

South Korea fired 450 rounds at flock of birds, says North

South Korea fired 450 rounds at flock of birds, says North South Korea's Yonhap news agency , without citing a source, reported that the South fired about 90 machine gun rounds into the air and toward North Korea . The United Nations Security Council edged closer to imposing new sanctions on North Korea with an emergency strategy session Tuesday and a unanimous condemnation of Pyongyang's latest missile test. [Full Article...]

Israelis Elated by Trump Visit; Palestinians Disappointed

Israelis Elated by Trump Visit; Palestinians Disappointed President Donald Trump prayed to have God's wisdom as he touched the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem Monday. Former Israeli ambassador to the Uniyed States Zalman Shoval says Trump's stop at the Western Wall sends a powerful message to the Palestinians, who deny Jewish biblical and historical ties to Jerusalem. [Full Article...]

Media watchers blame hostility toward reporters on Trump

Who would wanna vote for that?" asked Jenny Bevill, a teacher from Whitefish. Republicans for the most part stood by Gianforte , with several telling reporters he would be welcome on Capitol Hill . "This is in the hands of law enforcement". "The contribution made in March has absolutely nothing to do with my duties and responsibilities as the Gallatin County sheriff or this investigation". [Full Article...]

Trump, Abbas Call for Revival of Palestinian-Israeli Peace Talks

Trump, Abbas Call for Revival of Palestinian-Israeli Peace Talks He pressed again for 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital "as well as resolving the entire final status issues based on worldwide law and global long-term resolutions, and respecting side agreements, which sets the tone for the implementation of the Arab Peace Initiative in accordance with what has been reaffirmed in the most recent Arab Summit in Jordan". [Full Article...]

Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall?

Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall? The US president also pledged his support for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. President Donald Trump made a personal appeal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the "pain and disagreements of the past", as he closed a four-day swing through the Middle East Tuesday. [Full Article...]

The House Intel Committee Is Planning to Subpoena Mike Flynn

Brennan took no names but some members of the Trump campaign have come under scrutiny, including one-time campaign manager Paul Manafort - who on Tuesday turned over some 300 documents sought by a congressional committee, and Carter Page, who was called a foreign policy adviser o the campaign. [Full Article...]

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to Join the US-led coalition in Iraq and Syria

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to Join the US-led coalition in Iraq and Syria During a ceremony opening the new North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters here in Brussels , Trump asked for a moment of silence to honor the 22 people killed in the suicide bombing Monday in Manchester, England, then spoke of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members' need to get more serious about their defense spending and focus more resources on exposing "these killers and extremis... [Full Article...]

Political Ad Showcases Alleged 'Body Slam' Of Reporter By Montana Candidate

Democrats demanded that Gianforte withdraw from the race for the U.S. House seat left vacant after Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke became President Donald Trump's interior secretary. "Today's special election is bigger than any one person; it's about the views of all Montanans", Stivers continues. Quist, 69, delivered a concession speech to supporters in Missoula, noting the energy and grassroot... [Full Article...]

In Mideast, Trump pushes shared worries over Iran

In Mideast, Trump pushes shared worries over Iran During the visit, Trump became the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall, a site considered sacred by the Jewish faith. Mr. Trump is on his first visit to Israel as president. "We must take advantage of the situation", he told the prime minister, who welcomed him warmly and gave him a 150-year-old Bible as a present. -Israeli intelligence cooperation is "terrific", attempting to... [Full Article...]

Trump praises Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, does not mention two-state solution

But Rubio, who sparred with Trump on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the 2016 Republican presidential primary, said the Palestinians' view of peace is at odds with those of the American people. and EU. "In so doing we will all enjoy a safer and brighter future and a safer and brighter world", he said after holding talks with the Palestinian president in Bethlehem. [Full Article...]

Lady Justice statue removed from Bangladesh court complex

Lady Justice statue removed from Bangladesh court complex Bangaldeshis shield themselves from water cannon during a protest against the removal of a Lady Justice statue in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, May 26, 2017. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina , who leads the secular Awami League party, initially remained at a distance from the row. Sculptor Mrinal Haque oversaw the uprooting of the statue, calling it " a slap in the face of progressive p... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police make 7th arrest in Manchester terror probe

In a live address on Tuesday night, she noted: "The change in the threat level means that there will be additional resources and support made available to the police as they work to keep us all safe". "We have evidence that he is involved in Daesh ( Islamic State ) with his brother ". The Czech Republic's interior minister, meanwhile, said a report by German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel c... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande suspends tour following Manchester attack

British security services are now trying to work out what turned Salman Abedi , the tall, skinny son of a devout Muslim who opposed former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, into a killer. One of the five was carrying a package when he was arrested in the town of Wigan, 27km to the west of Manchester city centre, police said. In response to the heightened threat, the Government has activated ... [Full Article...]

Siena Poll: Trump Deeply Unpopular in NY

Siena Poll: Trump Deeply Unpopular in NY Vice President Mike Pence , who had always enjoyed a higher favorability, has also sunk to his lowest approval rating since assuming office. Fifty-four percent said they disapprove of Mr. Now, of course we have to keep in mind how much this assessment is influenced by simple partisanship: That 54 percent nearly certainly includes a majority of Democrats, who would be likely to critique any Re... [Full Article...]

Pope urges Trump to be global peacemaker

A dour-looking Pope Francis stood awkwardly beside the Trump family, as if keeping a safe distance from the president and his clan. Mr Trump gave the pope a boxed set of five first-edition books by murdered U.S. "Trump's bark is worse than his bite", said a senior Vatican official who was granted anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the meeting. [Full Article...]


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