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Trial begins for impeached South Korea president Park, alleged co-conspirator

The scandal involving Choi also destroyed Park's carefully-crafted image as a selfless daughter of South Korea and inspired an angry public to push for her ouster and then elect Seoul's first liberal government in a decade. Lee faces a separate trial. While the corruption charges have angered many in South Korea, the real issue for most was Ms Park's erratic behaviour during the sinking of t... [Full Article...]

Trump's speech to Israeli parliament scrapped

Trump's speech to Israeli parliament scrapped Trump does best when he sticks to the script others have written for him, as he did in his well-received speech in Saudi Arabia. While Obama leant towards Iran - in a wicked manner that gave Tehran more room to play against its Sunni foes - and opened the gates of hell for a murderous campaign across the Middle East with the killer "Arab Spring", Trump came as the saviour of Arabism. [Full Article...]

Police reveal photos of Manchester bomber on night of attack

Because the Trump administration can't hold water, not only has the president had to come out and denounce reported leaks coming from someone in the White House , but police in Manchester, England , are no longer sharing details of their investigation into the most recent terrorist attacks with their American counterparts. [Full Article...]

Palestinian prisoners Continue Hunger Strike, life of Dozens at Danger

A photo taken earlier this month of protesters holding up portraits of Palestinian leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti . Barghouti, a leader in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement, was convicted of murder over the killing of Israelis during the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising, and sentenced in 2004 to five life terms. [Full Article...]

G7 leaders to fight protectionism, but U.S. 'reviewing' Paris Agreement

However, the deal Saturday acknowledges Trump's stance on trade and includes a statement that the leaders will keep markets open, but "stand firm against all unfair trade practices". "If you know how it's going to go, then what's the point?" But rather than a clash of old versus new, the two-day meeting is expected to be a battle between Trump and everyone else, at least on the issues of trade... [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner Reportedly Wanted Secret Line Of Communication To Russia

The meeting with Kislyak was reportedly attended by Michael Flynn , who became President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor only to be fired for mischaracterizing later phone calls he had with Kislyak. Trump's administration has been dogged by concerns about its ties to Russia and questions over whether Trump associates may have cooperated with Russians as they sought to meddle in last... [Full Article...]

Philippines says militants shot dead at least 16 civilians

According to local officials, only around 10 percent of Marawi City's 200,000 residents remain in the conflict zone. The Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) confirmed that among of those who were killed include 31 Maute terrorists, 11 soldiers, and two police officers. [Full Article...]

G-7 leaders give US more time on climate deal

Climate was among the most disputed issues separating Trump from other leaders at the two-day meeting on the Sicilian coast. "Lots of very important matters under discussion", Trump tweeted between events. While the "all forms" construction, which appeared in last year's G7 statement , was not revived, the new communiqué stated: "We reiterate our commitment to keep our markets open and to fight... [Full Article...]

North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

Japan and the US will cooperate on enhanced North Korea sanctions, targeting entities that help the North's weapons programs according to a White House press release issued on Friday. "Expressing his satisfaction, Kim said: "(It) should be mass-produced to deploy in all over the country like forests so as to completely spoil the enemy's wild dream to command the air, boasting of air supremacy and ... [Full Article...]

Trump touts success at close of first tour overseas as president

Trump touts success at close of first tour overseas as president During the speech, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel and recently-elected French President Emmanuel Macron seemed to be snickering to each other. European leaders have been urging Trump not to abandon the USA commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions made when his predecessor Barack Obama signed up to the U.N. [Full Article...]

Trump directly scolds North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, says they owe "massive" sums

During the Thursday meeting, Trump called on other leaders to spend more money on security , but did not explicitly endorse NATO's commitment to collective defense. In almost 70 years of existence, Article 5 has only been invoked once - September 11, 2001 - and was the catalyst for NATO's involvement in the war in Afghanistan that followed. [Full Article...]

Trump ought to withdraw ban

Trump ought to withdraw ban It concluded, "We find that the reasonable observer would likely conclude that [the Executive Order's] primary objective is to exclude persons from the United States on the basis of their religious beliefs". "The President is not required to admit people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism, until he determines that they can be properly vetted and do not pose a security risk to the Uni... [Full Article...]

DNC calls for firing Trump's son-in-law over Russia revelations

DNC calls for firing Trump's son-in-law over Russia revelations The White House did not acknowledge Mr Kushner attending the meeting - which also reportedly included than National security Adviser Michael Flynn - until March and called it a brief courtesy meeting. "That's something I'm not prepared to talk about", McMaster said when he was first asked about the allegations. If the Trump campaign did not work with Russia to try to influence the elec... [Full Article...]

Philippine forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Philippine forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags A police officer holds a poster of wanted Filipino Muslim militants known as "Maute " group at a checkpoint set up at the entrance to Iligan city Saturday, May 27, 2017 in southern Philippines. "But that's fine as long as civilians are not hurt", Padilla said. Hapilon is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists and has a $5 million bounty on his head. [Full Article...]

US Airstrike Killed Over 100 Civilians in Mosul, Pentagon Says

Iraqi officials demanded compensation from the US -led coalition following an investigation into a March 17 airstrike in which the Pentagon acknowledged a USA bomb targeting Islamic State group fighters in Mosul set off a series of explosions that killed more than 100 civilians. [Full Article...]

Climate change? Let me think about it, Trump tells G7

In a final communique , the Group of Seven industrialized countries said that the United States "is not in a position to join the consensus". The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. [Full Article...]

McCain: Turkey Ambassador Should Leave US

McCain: Turkey Ambassador Should Leave US The State Department summoned Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kilic after bodyguards for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan violently attacked protesters Tuesday. He added that some members of the pro-Erdogan group were carrying firearms, which made it more hard for police to contain the scene. Earlier in the day, McCain was slightly less diplomatic in an appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe , s... [Full Article...]

AP reports Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

AP reports Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria Per the reports, Kushner spoke with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergei Kislyak, about establishing a secret line of communications to avoid being monitored. McMaster was visibly frustrated as he faced a barrage of questions from reporters on Saturday about Kushner's contacts with the Russians. Kushner's involvement in the proposed back channel was first reported by The Washington Post , w... [Full Article...]

'Challenging' talks expected as Trump, other G7 leaders meet

'Challenging' talks expected as Trump, other G7 leaders meet Leaders of the G-7 countries-Canada, France, Germany, Italy , Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States-and representatives of the European Union met this week in Italy to discuss paramount global issues. "Ignoring the problem just because fossil fuel industry mascots like Trump demand it is like agreeing to take the warning labels off of cigarettes because they offend Joe Camel". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom lowers threat level as Manchester bomber photos released

He went to police with his information, having reportedly been misled by the British-born bomber, who claimed he was a student and delivery driver. In her remarks Thursday morning, Prime Minister May said the nation's terrorism threat level would remain at critical , meaning another attack could be imminent. [Full Article...]


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