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Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt returning to Jerusalem this week

The day-long meeting kicked off a week of working sessions and conversations about modernising the government's systems, cybersecurity, the H-1B visa programme, talent recruitment and other issues . When the Trump administration pulled out of the Paris climate accord, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg blamed Trump for the decision in a post on Facebook , the withdrawal also caused Elon Musk, CEO of T... [Full Article...]

UAE sees 'parting of ways' if Qatar does not accept Arab demands

The conflict between the Arab countries and Qatar should be settled by diplomatic means on the basis of balance of interests, a high-ranking source at the Russian Foreign Ministry told TASS on Saturday. Complying would bring Qatar's policies in line with the regional vision of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East's biggest economy and gatekeeper of Qatar's only land border. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out

Democrats have said since the election that there will not be "business as usual". "Is it fair? No". The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats, and they show no signs of letting up. And for some, they point to questions about how their leaders, and Pelosi in particular, have fallen short in crafting an economic message that can counter Trump and yield election v... [Full Article...]

Democrats secretly met to plan the ouster of top party leader

Ryan told Lemon that earlier that night, another member of Congress , clearly a Republican , had pulled him aside and said , 'Please tell me you're not going to get rid of Nancy Pelosi , please tell me she's not going to retire because that's who I run against'. [Full Article...]

Nancy Pelosi Should Resign, Frustrated Democrats Say

She said she feels "very confident" in the support she has from her caucus, but claimed ownership over the "timing" for her role as minority leader. Republicans won two seats in the U.S. "And you can't get away from the fact that in Georgia this was seen as a test of whether the resistance by Democrats was going to overpower the Republicans or whether the Trump vote would hold". [Full Article...]

North Korea: Otto Warmbier's death 'is a mystery to us'

North Korea: Otto Warmbier's death 'is a mystery to us' The spokesman said it was a "mystery" as to why Warmbier died days after returning home, but compared his death to the case of another American detainee, Evan Hunziker. "I gave them the same advice that I'd given to other families", Revere said. The supposed offense that led to his being sentenced to 15 years of hard labor: stealing a propaganda banner from his hotel in Pyongyang, the North Kore... [Full Article...]

Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest

Trump's appearance on Fox News came a day after he admitted on Twitter that he had not taped his conversations with Comey as he previously claimed. "It wasn't stupid, I can tell you that", Trump replied. Asked if Mr Mueller should recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe, Mr Trump said: "Well, he's very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome". [Full Article...]

How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

He said the changes he is seeking to the bill would go in the opposite direction of those sought by other current "no" votes - conservative hard-liners including Texas Sen. And they would bar people from using tax credits to buy policies that pay for abortion and also block Planned Parenthood from getting any money from Medicaid for a year. [Full Article...]

Sailing-Winds of change for America's Cup in Bermuda Triangle

Spithill skippered two-time defending champion Team USA to its first victory of the regatta, taking a thriller in race six to earn a split on Saturday in Bermuda and slow the momentum of Team New Zealand . The usually verbose Spithill was again reluctant to go into the reasons behind the change, saying the decision was made "because we felt like it". "And we look forward coming back tomorrow an... [Full Article...]

North Korea conducts rocket engine test, says US official

North Korea conducts rocket engine test, says US official North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a USA official said, in an apparent provocation ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and the leader of South Korea . China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, told Trump in a meeting at the White House that Beijing was willing to "maintain communication and coordination" with the United Stat... [Full Article...]

Why it would be tough for Dems to quit Nancy Pelosi

Why it would be tough for Dems to quit Nancy Pelosi Watters pointed out that President Trump has often said that under his administration, the U.S.is going to win so much that Americans are going to be sick of winning. Rice said other Democrats she had spoken to were calling for new leadership across the board. "I hope they keep Nancy for 10 more years", Gingrich told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. [Full Article...]

Why neither North Korea nor United States want all-out war

Why neither North Korea nor United States want all-out war This photo carried by North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper on May 15, 2017, shows the North's firing of a new intermediate-range ballistic missile, called the Hwasong-12. military footprint in the Korean peninsula, according to American officials and foreign diplomats. Another official confirmed the test but did not give away further details on what kind of rocket component was being tested... [Full Article...]

Pentagon chief blasts North Korea over death of USA student

Pentagon chief blasts North Korea over death of USA student For now, at least, Asia can rest a little easier knowing the governments of the United States and China are willing and able to talk constructively. Pyongyang is reportedly working to develop a nuclear-armed projectile that could reach the USA mainland, and U.S. [Full Article...]

Korea, terrorism expected to feature at US-China dialogue

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis . If such a thing is possible in North Korea, then China is clearly the key. The United States said Wednesday that China has a responsibility to exert much greater pressure on North Korea to prevent escalating tensions with a government that ignores the law and "provokes and provokes and provokes". [Full Article...]

Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles

Meanwhile, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan slammed Israel for "inciting insecurity in Muslim countries and elsewhere", the Tasnim reported . The communiqué also slammed Israel's "attempts to Judaize the occupied territories and destroy Palestine's national and historical identity, calling on worldwide institutions to help foil the regime's plots by taking firm and practical measures". [Full Article...]

Trump on solar, taxes, welfare

Trump on solar, taxes, welfare He said factoring in equipment and development costs, the solar project would add an additional $7.6 billion to Trump's $20 billion border wall . He announced on Wednesday that the wall could be covered with solar panels , so Mexico would have to pay less. [Full Article...]

Muslim leaders condemn foiled terrorist attack in Makkah

Police said the bomber shot at them when they tried to raid the three-story house and that the man blew himself up during the confrontation, leading to the building's collapse. In May a year ago, Saudi security forces shot dead two alleged Islamic State fighters outside Mecca , and two others blew themselves up outside Mecca. [Full Article...]

Trump approves $2bn drone deal with India ahead of Modi meeting

Trump approves $2bn drone deal with India ahead of Modi meeting According to the copy of the letter provided to PTI , the lawmakers said that in recent years the USA and India have sought to strengthen economic engagement through the bilateral Strategic and Commercial Dialogue and the Trade Policy Forum (TPF). [Full Article...]

S. Korean President calls for N. Korean Olympic participation

S. Korean President calls for N. Korean Olympic participation Korean President Jae In Moon says the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships could represent the start of future unification in the Korean Peninsula. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach will also visit South Korea next Thursday to attend the championships' closing ceremony the following day. [Full Article...]

Tightening Cuba restrictions, Trump again chips away at Obama's legacy

Those categories allowed Americans to travel to Cuba for educational, professional, humanitarian, sporting, artistic or trade purposes, but not for general tourism , but Trump administration officials said the policy was not carefully monitored and was abused to allow tourism. [Full Article...]


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