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Abbas to Trump: Peace agreement must be based on two-state solution
- May 16, 2017

He was also clear that Palestine wants a two-state solution, a long-held USA stance that Mr Trump was open to changing earlier this year. "We believe that we are capable and able to bring about success to our efforts", Abbas said. But mutual distrust between Palestinians and Israelis will be a formidable, if not impossible, barrier for Trump to overcome. He also said that he'd "love to be a mediator, an arbitrator or a facilitator" between the two sides, suggesting a return to the ... (more...)
Journalist killed in Mexican state of Culiacan Journalist killed in Mexican state of Culiacan
- May 16, 2017

Valdez was shot to death in the early afternoon in the state capital of Culiacan, near the offices of the publication he co-founded, Riodoce . He reported for the Mexican newspaper La Jornada (Spanish.) He was also a valuable source for worldwide reporters trying to piece together the debacle that is Mexico today. (more...)
US Urges India, Pakistan To Talk Directly On Kulbhushan Jadhav Case US Urges India, Pakistan To Talk Directly On Kulbhushan Jadhav Case
- May 16, 2017

A State Department spokesperson said, "We believe India and Pakistan stand to benefit from practical cooperation". In an emergency hearing called only days after India lodged its case, lawyers and officials for New Delhi urged the ICJ to halt the death sentence imposed on Yadav saying his rights had been violated by Islamabad. (more...)
Princess Charlotte Turns 2, Royal Family Releases Photo
- May 15, 2017

A statement from Kensington Palace read: 'The Duke and Duchess are very happy to be able to share these important family moments and hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as they do'. The Royal Highnesses' eldest child, Prince George will turn four-years-old in July. Her second birthday marks the beginning of a busy month as she gets set to be the bridesmaid for her maternal aunt, Pippa Middleton, on May 20. (more...)
Clark, Horgan, Weaver all say they're willing to work with other parties
- May 15, 2017

This election is being fought on a new electoral map and 87 seats in the legislature are up for grabs, with 371 candidates vying for them. Horgan said he also looks forward to a final result by May 22, with thousands of votes still to be counted. (more...)
'I Know That I'm Not Under Investigation' 'I Know That I'm Not Under Investigation'
- May 15, 2017

The former director of the agency, James Comey, was sacked by Trump earlier this week in a stunning move that has raised questions about the underlying motivation. The FBI director serves a 10-year term but can be replaced by the president. Almost a dozen people are being considered, including attorneys, law enforcement officials and legislators. (more...)
Russian, US Ideas on Syria Safe Zones Could Be Compatible - De Mistura Russian, US Ideas on Syria Safe Zones Could Be Compatible - De Mistura
- May 14, 2017

Lavrov and Trump did not agree to any "specific approaches" to Syria during their meeting on Wednesday, McMaster said. However, Syria's opposition rejected the Russian plan, calling it a threat to the country's territorial integrity. The agreement calls for the creation of four "de-escalation zones" to shore up a ceasefire, ban flights and allow for humanitarian aid deliveries. "We will continue to work". (more...)
North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt
- May 14, 2017

State media claims USA and South Korean intelligence agencies were working together with an unidentified terrorist group to carry out an attack, possibly with a biochemical weapon at a military parade. The Supreme Leader would have been targeted at a military parade and public procession, with the results not be visible for six to 12 months afterwards, it said. (more...)
Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area
- May 14, 2017

The ministry said they belonged to the Late Period, which spanned nearly 300 years up to Alexander the Great's conquest of Egypt in 332 BC. Egyptian archeologists have unearthed a necropolis containing at least 17 mummies near the Nile Valley city of Minya. (more...)
Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision
- May 13, 2017

As the Obamas were readying themselves to leave the White House, many called on the First Lady to make her own political run, a call that Michelle readily ignored. Obama suggested Friday that nutrition and health could be among of the causes the former president's new presidential center in Jackson Park could emphasize. (more...)
Senate Overwhelmingly Approves US Trade Rep Robert Lighthizer Senate Overwhelmingly Approves US Trade Rep Robert Lighthizer
- May 13, 2017

Robert Lighthizer has long complained that the United States dithered in the face of abusive Chinese trade policies, allowing its trade gap with Beijing to explode and American factories to close. Mexico and Canada could opt to make it the framework for their trade relationship, Guajardo said. "During his confirmation process, Ambassador Lighthizer highlighted the importance of global trade in our industry and made note that USA farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses would be taken into greater ... (more...)
Murray anxious by latest early ATP exit Murray anxious by latest early ATP exit
- May 13, 2017

Coric eliminated top-ranked Andy Murray in the third round, while Thiem advanced by saving five match points in a win over Grigor Dimitrov . World number two Novak Djokovic had no such problems today as he also reached the quarter-finals with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Spaniard Feliciano Lopez . (more...)
Cell phone of Indian diplomat seized in Islamabad High Court Cell phone of Indian diplomat seized in Islamabad High Court
- May 13, 2017

Ali accused the Indian high commission and Uzma's brother Waseem of creating misunderstanding. "Uzma made false allegations against me under pressure", Ali was quoted by Geo News . He said he had told her about his family and that he lived in mountains away from the main cities. He also requested the court to schedule the hearing for his petition on Monday. (more...)
Amid reports of US NAFTA pullout, Mexico leaned on diplomacy Amid reports of US NAFTA pullout, Mexico leaned on diplomacy
- May 12, 2017

President Donald Trump, who threatened to withdraw from NAFTA earlier this week. The president was also reportedly influenced by a deluge of calls to the White House from business executives. "If this administration were.to actually pull out of NAFTA, it would have a very significant effect on millions of jobs in the United States", Michael Froman, President Obama's former U.S. (more...)
Dozens hurt, 1 dead in violent day of protests in Venezuela
- May 12, 2017

The opposition was outraged and called the move a coup. At least 39 people have died in the unrest since early April, including protesters, government sympathizers, bystanders, and security forces. "There are no supplies to attend the most basic emergencies". Venezuelans often barter medicine, post pleas on social media, travel to neighboring countries if they can afford it, or line up for hours at pharmacies . (more...)
EU Says Northern Ireland Border Is Crucial In Brexit Talks EU Says Northern Ireland Border Is Crucial In Brexit Talks
- May 12, 2017

For Brexit, emphatically driven by a cadre of long-standing Eurosceptic English Conservative MPs, is challenging the very survival of the United Kingdom, with Scotland engaged in an unprecedented constitutional confrontation with the London Government, and Dublin perturbed about the implications for Northern Ireland. (more...)
Dozens gather as Jeff Davis Memorial comes down in New Orleans
- May 12, 2017

Another monument slated for removal honors Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. When the Confederate flag was not lowered to half-mast on the SC statehouse house grounds following the shooting - as had been done with the USA flag and the state flag in mourning for the victims - those pictures sparked a contentious debate that led then-Governor Nikki Haley to make a strong appeal to legislators that resulted in the flag being removed from the statehouse grounds altogether. (more...)
Canadian residents evacuated after floods
- May 10, 2017

Environment Canada said Montreal usually sees around 80 millimetres of precipitation in April, but this year, nearly double that amount fell on the city. The situation in Ontario seems to be "generally stabilizing", although there are many unstable local circumstances, he said. "I would feel the same, even some anger, if it were my home being affected the way I've seen certain homes being affected". (more...)
Australian health care system better than US
- May 10, 2017

President Trump boards Air Force One before his departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Thursday, May 4, 2017 . Trump (c.) and House Republicans took a victory lap in the White House's Rose Garden on Thursday. " Thank you, Mr. President ", Sanders said . "It got a little bit testy ", Trump then admitted. The agreement was a source of friction when Trump and Turnbull spoke by telephone shortly after Trump took office January 20. (more...)
Australian senator makes history as she breastfeeds in Parliament Australian senator makes history as she breastfeeds in Parliament
- May 10, 2017

We need more women and parents in Parli'. This comes a year after Waters helped push to extend breastfeeding rules in the Senate to include caring for an infant, according to The Courier Mail . According to Telegraph , Gallagher said that women are going to continue to have babies, and "if they want to do their job", they must be allowed to nurse their babies - even if it means breastfeeding in parliament. (more...)