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Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'
- May 30, 2017

Rouhani also criticised Saudi Arabia , Tehran's main regional rival, just hours after Trump departed the country bound for Israel. "Remarks by enemy about Iran's missile power result from their ignorance", Rouhani was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency. (more...)
Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege
- May 30, 2017

A paper sign attached to one of the men indicated that the victims had " betrayed their faith ", he said , identifying the men as civilians. Tens of thousands of people have fled the besieged Philippine city of Marawi , amid fierce clashes between government forces and Islamist militants. (more...)
Stoltenberg: NATO to Become Part of US-Led Coalition Against Daesh
- May 29, 2017

President Donald Trump might have once supported the British decision to leave the European Union, but he is now seemingly anxious about the impact of Brexit for USA workers. "It is quite simply a harmless situation". Article 5 is arguably one of the most important binding articles of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, as it is an agreement on collective defense measures and can be invoked if any North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally is victim of an armed attack. (more...)
McMaster says 'not concerned' after Kushner back-channel reports
- May 29, 2017

While overseas, Trump's longtime lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, joined a still-forming legal team to help the president shoulder the intensifying investigations into Russian interference in the election and his associates' potential involvement. Rep. Adam Schiff described the reports as "very concerning". - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017 Does anyone notice how the Montana Congressional race was such a big deal to Dems & Fake News until the Republican won? Both The Wall ... (more...)
Trudeau and Trump expected to talk NAFTA in brief G7 chat Trudeau and Trump expected to talk NAFTA in brief G7 chat
- May 29, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wished Muslims in Canada and worldwide "Ramadan Mubarak" in a video message, as the Muslims around the world mark the start of the holy month. Police also searched a home in Borden and seized several electronic devices. The Prime Minister , who has received appreciation for bringing a human touch to the office, took his 3-year-old son to work earlier. (more...)
Former Greek PM's condition stable after letter bomb
- May 29, 2017

Papademos, 69, a former central banker who held a senior role in the European Central Bank, was hurt when the package he opened in his auto exploded. Lucas Papademos , his driver and another passenger were driving through central Athens Thursday evening when the bomb went off. (more...)
Top Trump advisers dodge questions about Kushner's Russian Federation
- May 29, 2017

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser, declined to say whether he would be concerned if a private citizen attempted to set up backchannel communications with a foreign government to influence United States foreign policy and said he would not be concerned if a White House official attempted to do so. (more...)
ICJ order serious indictment of Pak judicial system: Jaitley
- May 29, 2017

Applauding the verdict passed by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for putting a temporary stay on Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution, the Congress on Friday expressed confidence that the final verdict on this case will also be in favour of India. (more...)
MI5 was warned about Manchester bomber Salman Abedi's support of Islamists
- May 29, 2017

A MIDLETON dad who escaped the Manchester Arena with his wife and son has said he feared that the terrorists would invade the concert venue to massacre people in a Bataclan-style attack. A security source told Sky News: "MI5 are working on 500 active investigations involving some 3,000 subjects of interest at any one time ". Meanwhile, the Queen visited Royal Manchester Children's Hopsital on Thursday morning to visit some of the injured as well as the emergency services. (more...)
Trump meeting with G-7, African leaders Trump meeting with G-7, African leaders
- May 29, 2017

Trump personally did not participate in any news conferences at all during the trip, and only took the occasional shouted question from reporters. Trump spoke to service members and their families at the end of his first overseas trip as president, and he detailed the trip to them, according to the Department. (more...)
Britain lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested
- May 28, 2017

Another place searched was an apartment in a Manchester high-rise that British media say was rented by Abedi in the months before the attack . Home Secretary Amber Rudd had said she was "irritated" by the early release of the bomber's name and said she had made it "very clear" to USA counterparts that no further leaks should occur. (more...)
After Trip's Final Day, Trump to Return to Tumult at Home After Trip's Final Day, Trump to Return to Tumult at Home
- May 28, 2017

G7 leaders on Friday found common cause on combatting terrorism after the bloodshed in Manchester but failed to bridge a gulf between Donald Trump and U.S. His basis for decision ultimately is going to be what's best for the United States . "If NATO countries made their full and complete contributions, then NATO would be even stronger than it is today, especially from the threat of terrorism ". (more...)
Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural
- May 28, 2017

European leaders he met with at the Group of 7 summit in Sicily have been pressuring Trump to stay in the accord, arguing that America's leadership on climate is crucial. Despite Trump having backed Britain's Brexit vote a year ago, it was all smiles at the headquarters of the European Union as Trump met the bloc's top two officials, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker. (more...)
Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains
- May 28, 2017

However, parts of the text were amended after Adam Szubin, the top Obama administration official handling sanctions, warned that they could be interpreted as violating the deal. Eight of the committee's 10 Democrats backed the bill, including Chris Coons of DE, who, in 2015, supported the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal. (more...)
President Trump wraps Mideast trip after Bethlehem, Jerusalem meetings President Trump wraps Mideast trip after Bethlehem, Jerusalem meetings
- May 28, 2017

Yet we have seen the opposite. In the long history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the only obstacle to peace has been the Islamic ideology of the PLO that demands the eradication of the world's only Jewish state and the murder of children to achieve it. (more...)
UK security alert reduced from UK security alert reduced from "critical" to "severe"
- May 28, 2017

It's been downgraded on the advice of security services from "critical" to "severe", meaning an attack is still highly likely. Troops to bolster police numbers will be gradually withdrawn from the streets starting Monday, May said. The Times newspaper reported on Saturday that intelligence officers had identified 23,000 jihadist extremists living in Britain. "The public can still expect to see our neighbourhood officers patrolling the streets and as always, we encourage people to approach ... (more...)
US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea
- May 27, 2017

By preventing their rocket tests, we stop both types of potential attacks, meaning North Korea would be unable to harm us in the short term. This does not necessarily mean China will be more cooperative in the global efforts to get rid of North Korea's nuclear weapons, but, "It means more opportunities of working with China than in the past", Westad pointed out. (more...)
Florida adds South Alabama to 2020 home schedule Florida adds South Alabama to 2020 home schedule
- May 27, 2017

Chandler Dare then bunted back to Barnhill, who threw well over the head of second baseman Nicole DeWitt covering first. "They just keep running out horse after horse". In the second, Aleshia Ocasio was caught off second by catcher Reagan Dykes with two out and one of Florida's best hitters - Lorenz - at the plate. Florida got a pair of runners on base in both the first and second innings, but Alabama got out of the jam each time, doing so on a strikeout in the first and a pickoff at second ... (more...)
Manchester bomber in Germany days before attack Manchester bomber in Germany days before attack
- May 27, 2017

They provided no details on the individuals held. An initial deployment of 984 had been ordered, initially in London , then elsewhere. Rudd also scolded US officials for leaking details about the investigation into the Manchester attack before British authorities were prepared to go public. (more...)
Trump son-in-law now part of Russian Federation probe Trump son-in-law now part of Russian Federation probe
- May 27, 2017

The paper reported last week that a senior White House official was a focus of the investigation, though it did not name Kushner. The Post , citing unnamed sources, reported that Kushner was "being investigated because of the extent and nature of his interactions with the Russians". (more...)