Global Rouhani urges U.S. to drop 'hostile' policies towards Iran
Author: 0 Rouhani urges U.S. to drop 'hostile' policies towards Iran

Rouhani, a pragmatist who won a new mandate in last week's presidential election, also dismissed a summit Trump attended at the weekend in Saudi Arabia as a "ceremonial (event) that had no political value and will bear no results". Iran's economy has slowly recovered since the lifting of sanctions past year but deals with Western investors are few and far between as foreign investors are cautious about trading with or investing in Iran, fearing penalties from remaining unilateral USA sanctions.

Author: 0 Pennsylvania Company Manages UK Arena Where Terror Attack Took Place

ISIS has since claimed responsibility, although that has yet to be verified. Neighbor Natalie Daley said she was frightened by a loud bang, then police yelling "get in your houses - get away from the windows!" Further, he said, "There's a connection between the targeting of a concert like this and the enslavement of young girls in northern Iraq".

Global Amnesty slams Turkey over 'arbitrary' crackdown on employees
Author: 0 Amnesty slams Turkey over 'arbitrary' crackdown on employees

I was disturbed by the recent attacks on protesters outside the Turkish embassy in Washington by the security detail of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . "I want them sentenced to death in a fair trial, I want the traitors of this country to be punished". In a tense start to the trial, relatives of coup victims shouted " martyrs don't die , the motherland can not be divided", a refrain often used by the public and politicians in tribute to those killed during the putsch.

Global Dead In Fresh Clashes In UP's Saharanpur, Government Blames Mayawati
Author: 0 Dead In Fresh Clashes In UP's Saharanpur, Government Blames Mayawati

Mayawati was in Shabbirpur village to meet Dalit victims of an attack by Kshatriyas (Thakurs) who had torched the homes and farms of 55 poor Scheduled Caste men following a clash between members of the two castes on May 5. She said, "Dalits are fighting and we should get united at this time". She claimed people from all communities lived in peace during her tenure as CM, and asked the administration to withdraw "false cases".

Author: 0 Mitchell: Trump Trip Being Received 'Very, Very Well' in Middle East

The key to peace in the Middle East, he emphasized, is to guarantee the independence and freedom of the Palestinian people. He said Iran should have thanked the United States for the 2015 nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers because it led to sanctions being lifted.

Global Terror at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester: Who are the victims?
Author: 0 Terror at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester: Who are the victims?

The attack sparked a nightlong search for loved-ones - parents for the children they had accompanied or had been waiting to pick up, and friends for each other after groups were scattered by the blast. After the blast was heard, fans, many clutching pink plastic balloons, scrambled in panic for exits of the 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena . In a statement in Downing Street, May said it was "now beyond doubt that the people of Manchester and of this country have fallen victim to a ...

Author: 0 Trump set to exchange views with Pope Francis at Vatican

The public back-and-forth began during the presidential campaign when Pope Francis alluded to Trump in an interview, saying a man who builds walls instead of bridges isn't a man of faith. On one hand, the Jesuit who has made his mission the championing of the poor and dispossessed; on the other the property developer who has championed getting rich, and surrounded himself with billionaires in his cabinet.

Global Donald Trump arrives for talks with Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem
Author: 0 Donald Trump arrives for talks with Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem

US -sponsored peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel collapsed in 2014 over the latter's refusal to halt settlement activity in the occupied territories. Aides said the approach was purposeful, and the normally free-wheeling Trump was well-aware of the risks of veering off script on issue where every word is intensely scrutinized.

Global Sinkhole opens outside Trump's Mar-a-Lago in Florida
Author: 0 Sinkhole opens outside Trump's Mar-a-Lago in Florida

Though Trump is out of the country, many explained the Florida sinkhole as a effect of his overseas activities - especially the seemingly mystical glowing orb he touched on Sunday. "A 4′ x 4′ sinkhole has formed on Southern Boulevard directly in front of Mar-a-Lago", the traffic alert read. Media captionMar-a-Lago has become more than just a private members-only club since Mr Trump's election.

Author: 0 Trump Arrives in Israel, Calls for Peace

Trump's first stop was a meeting in Jerusalem with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. "The mood was a genuinely good mood", Ross said, adding that at the end of the trip he was gifted "two huge bushels of dates" from Saudi officials. He has taken a tougher line on settlements than Israeli officials had expected, urging restraint but though not calling for a full halt to construction.

Author: 0 Dealmaker Trump seeks Israeli and Arab push for peace

U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Bethlehem this morning in order to meet with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas . He held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday. He then vowed that the United States will continue to support Israel . While past USA presidents have set out broad principles both sides must meet in order to reach a peace deal, Trump has resisted laying out any clear guidelines, instead promising to act as a mediator and ...

Global Donald Trump denied Melania's hand - again
Author: 0 Donald Trump denied Melania's hand - again

There was Trump breezing through the West Bank for an hour-long photo-op, mumbling platitudes about peace, oblivious of widespread protests, sit-ins, ongoing abuses and the hunger strike of 1,500 Palestinian prisoners denied all basic human rights.

Author: 0 Homeless man hailed for bravery during Ariana Grande concert bombing

Unified", Daniel Liptrott, a 45 year-old businessman said when asked how the vigil made him feel. "We can't get through to her". The train station, which is adjacent to the arena, was shut down for coming days, authorities said. Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos, the youngest victim identified, was described as "simply a lovely little girl in every aspect of the word". Many parents were waiting for their children in and around the Manchester Arena when the blast rocked the foyer of the venue ...

Global Wal-Mart's online sales surge, tops 1Q expectations
Author: 0 Wal-Mart's online sales surge, tops 1Q expectations

Wal-Mart expects its US same-store sales to increase between 1.5 percent to 2 percent in the second quarter. CEO Doug McMillon, in a prerecorded conference call discussing results, said low-single-digit comparable sales in food and consumables during the quarter were the chain's best performance in more than three years, helped along by easing price deflation, which was offset by Walmart's own price investments.

Author: 0 Cannes Film Festival plans minute's silence for Manchester

Big names from across cinema streamed down the Cannes red carpet Tuesday night for a ceremony that recounted the festival's history through a series of clip reels and with moments of tribute to the victims of Monday's explosion at a concert in Manchester, England.

Global Melania slaps Trump when he tries to hold her hand
Author: 0 Melania slaps Trump when he tries to hold her hand

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted the couple at the airport before they visited the Western Wall with Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, Jared Kushner. Netanyahu was flanked by his wife, who was holding his hand. The pose echoed a freaky viral photo that emerged from Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, where while opening an anti-extremism centre, the United States president, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi of Egypt were ...

Global Trump tells Middle East to 'drive out' extremists
Author: 0 Trump tells Middle East to 'drive out' extremists

Some 35 heads of state and government from Muslim-majority countries were in Riyadh for the Arab Islamic American Summit , mainly from states friendly to Saudi Arabia . Saudi Arabia was just the first stop on President Trump's first foreign trip. "I was deeply encouraged by my conversations with Muslim world leaders in Saudi Arabia".

Global UK PM May says threat level raised to 'critical' after Manchester attack
Author: 0 UK PM May says threat level raised to 'critical' after Manchester attack

That is why the terrorists will never win, and we will prevail. Mrs May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd have travelled to Manchester to speak to police chiefs, and the PM will chair another COBRA meeting later. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the attack was "utterly heartbreaking". "Tomorrow night, I will go to the Manchester Arena Grande concert and throw my handmade grenade in there", the person said on another forum.

Global South Korea prepares for summit with United States - ministry
Author: 0 South Korea prepares for summit with United States - ministry

Wang and former South Korean Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan were expected Thursday to discuss ways of containing North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons activities. The United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea to guard against the North Korean threat, has called on China to do more to rein in its ally and neighbor.

Global Former CIA chief says he warned Moscow over election meddling
Author: 0 Former CIA chief says he warned Moscow over election meddling

Brennan said that he first picked up on Russia's active meddling last summer and, in an August 4, 2016, phone call with Alexander Bortnikov , the head of Russia's FSB intelligence agency, warned him against further interference. Brennan gave these statements to the House Intelligence Committee, which is now investigating the extent and methods of Russia's meddling in our recent election.

Global Rubio 'not optimistic' on Middle East peace
Author: 0 Rubio 'not optimistic' on Middle East peace

U.S. President Donald Trump extended his condolences on Tuesday to the victims of the Manchester suicide bombing that killed 22 people and said those behind the attack were "evil losers". Their talks come with hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17, and activists were hoping to display banners in Bethlehem to drawn Trump's attention to it.

Author: 0 South Korea's Moon Jae-in seeking Vatican's help on North Korea

In January 2016, the military fired on a North Korean drone that flew into the demilitarized zone , and in September 2014, a South Korean fisherman found a drone that was also believed to have come from there. "It is the stand. of the DPRK to continuously develop more precise and diversified [nuclear weapons] and the nuclear strike means and push ahead preparations for more tests till the United States and its vassal forces make a proper choice with the regions", Kim said.

Global What to expect from Trump's visit to Israel, Palestinian territories
Author: 0 What to expect from Trump's visit to Israel, Palestinian territories

While Israel occupied the territories in 1967, Israel extended Israeli law to the Golan Heights, but does not claim sovereignty in the West Bank - though many right-wing Israeli lawmakers continue to advocate the West Bank's annexation and consider illegal settlements built on Palestinian land part of Israel .

Author: 0 US, Japan, S Korea call 'urgent' Security Council meet

Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday. It did not immediately provide more details. North Korea says it's ready to deploy and start mass producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. The US, Japan and South Korea have called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting - to be held on Tuesday - to discuss North Korea's missile test on Sunday, diplomatic officials said.

Author: 0 China and Philippines meet on South China Sea disputes

Lin added that the issue should be dealt with through multilateral discussions, based on the principles of shelving differences and seeking joint development of resources. Mr Duterte didn't say when and where the conversation took place. Carpio said China's threat of war against the Philippines over the West Philippine Sea reveals the aggressive design of China against the Philippines.

Author: 0 South Korea has fired into North Korea

Security Council resolutions", Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a statement posted on the Foreign Ministry's website on Tuesday. The official didn't want to be named, citing office rules. The United States has been trying to persuade China, North Korea's lone major ally, to do more to rein in North Korea, which has conducted dozens of missile launches and tested two nuclear bombs since the start of previous year, in defiance of U.N.

Global Sen. Burr says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena
Author: 0 Sen. Burr says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena

Mr Flynn resigned in February after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials about his conversations with Sergey Kislyak , the Russian ambassador to the US. "Probably a good example of criminal investigations stop congressional investigations". The Trump administration has repeatedly denied collusion with Russian Federation.

Global Trump Says Trip Shows Him Israel, Palestine 'Ready for Peace'
Author: 0 Trump Says Trip Shows Him Israel, Palestine 'Ready for Peace'

He added: "If Israelis and the Palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East". During a press conference following the meeting with the United States president, the Palestinian leader urged Israel to comply with the "just and humane demands" of more than 1,000 Palestinian hunger strikers who have spent 37 days without eating in Israeli prisons.

Global French President Macron to meet Russia's Putin in France on May 29
Author: 0 French President Macron to meet Russia's Putin in France on May 29

French President Emmanuel Macron will host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week as the countries look to reset strained relations, notably over Syria and Ukraine. Macron emphasised the need for closer European cooperation in the fight against jihadists, especially with fellow EU heavyweight Germany. He said he had discussed Mali with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday and the two made a decision to "strengthen our cooperation further to help the countries of the ...

Author: 0 Trump to Comey: Throw journalists in jail

The breaking news tonight from The Washington Post that Donald Trump sought to quash the Russian Federation investigation has now been confirmed by CNN , adding fuel to the fire on another night of explosive developments in this story .

Global 'I Never Mentioned' Israel to Russians
Author: 0 'I Never Mentioned' Israel to Russians

While Israel's claim of Jerusalem as its capital city is not recognized internationally, calling the entire city "occupied territory" appears to gloss over the realities of the situation. The White House captures a live feed as being broadcast from " Jerusalem , Israel" on May 22, 2017 . Trump will not announce during his visit any move of the U.S.

Global Did Melania Dodge Trump's Hand Again?
Author: 0 Did Melania Dodge Trump's Hand Again?

This isn't the first time Melania has denied Donald's undersized hands the pleasure of human touch. According to Israeli publication Haaretz, while walking on the tarmac at the Tel Aviv airport, Mr Trump was told Mrs Netanyahu was a big fan of the American First Lady.

Author: 0 ISIS claims deadly Manchester attack

Detectives are investigating whether the attacker acted in connection with others. British Prime Minister Theresa May said , "We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack.

Global Chinese rappers warn S. Korea on US missile defense system
Author: 0 Chinese rappers warn S. Korea on US missile defense system

South Korean special envoy Lee Hae-chan, left, passes on a hand-written letter from South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Friday, M. However, the election this month of Moon as president, replacing the ousted Park Geun-Hye, has cast doubt over the agreement, which both governments previously had said "resolved (the issue) finally and irreversibly".

Author: 0 Naomi Smalls Twitter backlash after Ariana Grande Manchester tweet

A "follow-on" attack is possible, the official said. Former Salford University student Salman Abedi - understood to be a 22-year-old born in Manchester to parents of Libyan descent - is thought to have blown himself up in the arena's foyer shortly after 22:30 BST on Monday, as fans were beginning to leave a concert by United States singer Ariana Grande .

Global North Korea fires unidentified missile
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Hong said he handed Moon's letter to Trump and expressed thanks for supporting South Korea's security and inviting the South Korean leader to visit Washington next month. "We may presently be at the stage of pressure and sanctions, but if conditions are right, [Trump] said he would be willing to take part in making peace", the South Korean special envoy said.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande suspends tour following Manchester terror attack

The Prime Minister said the attack, which also left at least 59 people injured, was the result of "cold calculation". "With regards to the ongoing investigation into last night's horrific attack at the Manchester arena , we can confirm we have arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester ", Greater Manchester Police said in a statement .

Global Intelligence chief won't disclose private conversations with Trump
Author: 0 Intelligence chief won't disclose private conversations with Trump

Retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser under President Trump , refused to comply with a Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena as a top House Democrat disclosed portions of new documents suggesting Flynn lied about his Russian Federation ties to federal investigators.

Global Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flight
Author: 0 Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flight

President Donald Trump , whose slogan was " Make America Great Again " and whose chief rival was Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton . The man also criticized a woman by calling her "Hillary" and a " lesbian ". He referred to another passenger as "stupid friend over here that don't know how to speak English", video shows .

Global Manchester blast: UK PM May condemns 'appalling terrorist attack'
Author: 0 Manchester blast: UK PM May condemns 'appalling terrorist attack'

Manchester taxi drivers were also offering rides home free of charge to anyone stuck in the city, with Lee Palmer tweeting: "I am a cabbie and more than happy to take you home safely". Police staged an armed raid on a Manchester address believed to be where Abedi lived, carrying out a controlled explosion to gain entry after arresting a 23-year-old man earlier Tuesday in connection with the attack.

Global N. Korea reports on South's presidential election
Author: 0 N. Korea reports on South's presidential election

In a veiled threat, Mr Moon warned North Korea must stop making provocations before tensions over the deployment the USA antimissile system THAAD can be resolved. The protest was lodged by the recently revived Foreign Affairs Committee of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, which said the US House of Representatives was "obsessed" with a sense of disapproval and warned it of dire consequences.

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