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Trump to visit Middle East in first foreign trip

President Donald Trump announced plans Thursday for his first global trip since taking office with Saudi Arabia his first stop. He said they will seek new cooperation to "combat extremism, terrorism and violence" and promote a more hopeful future for young Muslims. [Full Article...]

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron hails 'new page of our history'

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron hails 'new page of our history' Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday urged French election victor Emmanuel Macron to bridge deep rifts and work together in the face of the "growing threat of terrorism and violent extremism". Our correspondent said that attention will turn to looming problems, including ensuring the smooth exit of the United Kingdom from the EU. The sense of relief among European Union leaders has been ... [Full Article...]

May says not taking local election triumph for granted

Mr Corbyn, whose leadership had been widely criticised from within the Labour ranks, described the results as "mixed" and claimed the party was "closing the gap" on the Conservatives. He also insisted his leader was an asset and that a TV debate would allow voters to make their minds up about Mr Corbyn. Alex Salmond has accused the Tories of making "vainglorious boasts" about their chances of wi... [Full Article...]

Former AG: White House was warned about Flynn

Former AG: White House was warned about Flynn But Flynn, a retired lieutenant general, misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations, saying that sanctions were not discussed. The Obama-Trump discussion was first reported Monday by NBC-TV. The FBI and US intelligence agencies are conducting separate probes. And to make matters worse for Spicer's claims, journalists and Twitter et al. [Full Article...]

Trump fires Comey: What Sean Spicer said in Tuesday briefing

May 3, 2017: Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Comey insists that he was consistent in his handling of the separate investigations into Clinton and Trump. Counterintelligence probes often take years, and lawmakers on both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees said the investigations could seep into the 2018 midterm elections. [Full Article...]

Afghan air force pounds area after death of IS commander

Hasib, who rose to the top post within the Afghan offshoot of the terror organization a year ago, was believed to have been behind a high-profile terror attack on March 8 in which ISIS , disguised as doctors, slaughtered dozens in a Kabul military hospital. [Full Article...]

Comey dodges questions on Obama spying on Trump

Nevertheless, many Democrats felt that the damage had already been done and, in fact, Clinton on Tuesday blamed Comey for her election loss. Breaking that policy would be "really bad", Comey said. Lindsey Graham the same thing in testimony this coming Monday. "Is it fair to say that the Russian government is still involved in American politics?" But Comey said that other than confirming the ... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu slams 'absurd' United Nations vote on Jerusalem

An Israeli official said Wednesday's cut was the third time in recent months Israel reduced its United Nations budget, putting the 2017 payments at $3.7 instead of the original $11 million. Submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan, the resolution also sharply criticizes Israel's construction in eastern Jerusalem's Old City and "deplores" the Jewish state's "contin... [Full Article...]

Your primer to the 2017-18 Federal Budget

Senior banking executives will also be more accountable as they will be forced to be registered with APRA and can be deregistered and stripped of bonuses for any misconduct.A permanent team will also be set up within the ACCC to investigate competition in the sector. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Laughs at Trump's Comment to Australian PM

His wife, First Lady Melania Trump, was now staying at Trump Tower in NY, until the end of the school year for their son, Barron, before settling permanently in the White House in Washington D.C. Together, the United States and Australia are building a more secure and stable world. Thank you, Mr. President. Australian and United States officials were breathing sighs of relief after the two lea... [Full Article...]

Third North Korean dud testing The Donald's patience

Third North Korean dud testing The Donald's patience Separately, Trump's national security adviser, Army Lieutenant General H R McMaster, said North Korea's most recent missile test represented "open defiance of the worldwide community". "It is a chess game, I just don't want people to know what my thinking is". North Korean ballistic missile tests are banned by the United Nations because they are seen as part of the North's push for a nuclear... [Full Article...]

World Red Cross Day celebrated

World Red Cross Day celebrated Nadda said that there is a form for organ and tissue donation pledging which should be filled by alteat 20 lakh people in the country to meet out shortage of organ donation. Indian Red Cross Society Vice Chairman Avinash Rai Khanna raised the issue of symbol of Red Cross is being misused in the state. He asked Rajasthan health minister Kali Charan Saraf to stop the misuse of Red Cross emblem. [Full Article...]

Trump Was 'Psyched' To Nix NAFTA But Was Persuaded To Reconsider

Trump Was 'Psyched' To Nix NAFTA But Was Persuaded To Reconsider But now, he says: "We're going to give renegotiation a good, strong shot" and that renegotiation begins today. "I highlighted quite frankly that whether or not there was a better deal to come, there was an very bad lot of jobs, an terrible lot of industries right now that have been developed under the NAFTA context", Trudeau said Thursday during a visit to Gray, Sask. [Full Article...]

Woman alleges sexual assault by Jammu police

Woman alleges sexual assault by Jammu police A 27-year-old mother of two has accused three Jammu policemen, including a station house officer, of inserting a beer bottle and chilli powder inside her genitals while she was in custody on theft charges, prompting a probe and the officer's removal from duty. [Full Article...]

Trump Won't Make Decision on Paris Climate Accord Until Later This Month

Trump Won't Make Decision on Paris Climate Accord Until Later This Month White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump is continuing to hear from advisers on the pros and cons of the United States remaining in the global accord. An earlier version of this article incorrectly spelled his first name as Emanuel. And the brand has a long history with the White House: The Trumps presented the Obamas with a Tiffany blue box with a signature white bow on inauguration day at ... [Full Article...]

Trump's First Foreign Trip To Include Saudi Arabia And Israel

A delegation of U.S. officials will return to Israel next week to finalize the itinerary for President Donald Trump's historic visit as part of his first overseas trip later this month. The officials also said that the United States president wants to achieve long-term stability in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia's powerful Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Salman Saud met Mr Trump in Washington in M... [Full Article...]

China launches first domestically-made aircraft carrier

The country's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, is a second hand Soviet ship built more than 25 years ago and commissioned in 2012 after extensive refits. Zhu also said that while the first Chinese carrier's role has primarily been one of training and research, the new ship "will focus on combat and defense", according to a release last month from China's Defense Ministry. [Full Article...]

India's growth to touch 7.2% in 2017-18, predicts International Monetary Fund

India's growth to touch 7.2% in 2017-18, predicts International Monetary Fund Risk appetite remains strong in global financial markets despite some bouts of capital flow volatility in late 2016. "These steps will help the region to build on and continue with the growth momentum". South Korea's economy grew 2.8 percent a year ago. The net foreign liability ratio, among the highest in advanced economies, has been broadly stable. [Full Article...]

The Pentagon Is Officially Investigating Michael Flynn Over Foreign Payments

Mr Flynn, a former Army lieutenant-general and Defence Intelligence Agency chief, later accepted tens of thousands of dollars for his work on behalf of foreign interests, including Russia Today (RT), the state-supported Russian television network. [Full Article...]

Turkish army, Kurdish militia exchange fire across Syria border

Turkey carried out several air strikes in Syria and Iraq against Kurdish separatists and their allies on Wednesday, drawing the wrath of United States officials who accused Ankara of poor coordination. "Now the Americans face the delicate task of trying to answer some of the concerns of the Turkish government, while at the same time maintaining the YPG as a key component in the fight against I... [Full Article...]


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