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Global Iran says United States weapons sale to Saudi to jeopardize regional security
Author: 0 Iran says United States weapons sale to Saudi to jeopardize regional security

Even as the president pledged to work alongside Middle Eastern nations, he put the onus for combatting terrorism on the region. Drive. Them. Out. Drive them out of your places of worship. They're the ones who suffer from it. "If American chooses another path, it will fail again". Trump, having wished the same for the countries whose leaders he was addressing, ended with "God bless the United States of America".

Global Kobach Appointed To Voter Fraud Commission
Author: 0 Kobach Appointed To Voter Fraud Commission

He has long claimed that there's widespread illegal voting by noncitizens in the US, despite the lack of evidence . He's secured the right to prosecute crimes and has netted convictions for double voting. What's it going to actually do? It will aim to ensure confidence in the integrity of federal elections while looking at vulnerabilities in the system and the possibility of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration and voting, the official added.

Global South Korea elects left-wing president who desires relaxation with North
Author: 0 South Korea elects left-wing president who desires relaxation with North

Moon, a Catholic and member of South Korea's Democratic Party, won the May 9 election with 41 percent of the vote among a slate of 13 candidates. "I will go to Beijing and Tokyo and, if the conditions are right, to Pyongyang also". military in South Korea, Seoul officials said on Thursday. The deployment of THAAD was agreed a year ago by South Korea's previous administration after North Korea conducted a long-range rocket launch that put an object into space.

Author: 0 Singapore naval drill in South China Sea shouldn't hurt us: China

The week-long drill came as Beijing discussed the South China Sea issue with Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) and Singapore. "We should enlist Asean [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] to force a discussion with China ", Gordon said , amid recent remarks by the Chinese leader to Duterte about China's readiness to go to war.

Author: 0 Commerce Secretary Amazed At How Friendly Saudi Arabia Is

He says the Islamic Republic still is waiting to understand what the Trump administration wants. He said Iran was still forming its judgement of the Trump administration. Trump's first trip overseas has highlighted the extent to which strident opposition to Iran now serves as an organizing principle in his efforts to remake America's relationship with the Middle East.

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning released from prison after seven years

Manning was arrested in 2010 after she released more than 700,000 classified State Department secret military documents to WikiLeaks. "After another anxious four months of waiting, the day has finally arrived", Manning said in a statement Wednesday carried by the ACLU , which contributed to her defense team.

Author: 0 5th suspect in bombing arrested near Manchester

A spokesman for Libya's Special Deterrent force tells The Associated Press and Reuters that Abedi's father, Ramadan Abedi, and his brother Hashim have been detained for questioning in Tripoli. British and American newspapers have printed police images of some evidence left on the floor of the arena where Abedi blew himself up, including shreds of a backpack or vest that apparently held the bomb and a piece of bloodstained metal that may have been the detonator.

Global Corbyn sets out radical manifesto for United Kingdom polls
Author: 0 Corbyn sets out radical manifesto for United Kingdom polls

He also challenged the Conservative Party leader Theresa May to have "a polite conversation" on national television prior to the election on Thursday, June 8. But it said it would be achieved by exchanging government bonds for shares in the relevant companies, and since profits now used to pay dividends would be used instead to pay interest on those bonds, they would be "no net cost" to the exchequer.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Responds to Manchester Bombing: 'They're Losers'

Trump also attacked the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama for agreeing to the 2015 global deal restraining Iran's nuclear weapons program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions against Tehran, a pact the Jewish state adamantly, but unsuccessfully, opposed.

Global Putin warns against 'intimidating' North Korea after latest missile launch
Author: 0 Putin warns against 'intimidating' North Korea after latest missile launch

The missile seems to have been equipped with a new, high-powered engine that was tested at the Tongchang-ri launch pad in remote North Pyongan Province in mid-March. For its part, North Korea said the missile test was in response to the nuclear dangers and threats posed by the United States and its followers. The missile fell in the Sea of Japan outside of Japan's special economic zone.

Author: 0 Father of suspected Manchester bomber says son is innocent

Grande took to Twitter afterward to say she was "broken" and "i don't have words". "We are carrying out extensive searches of premises across Manchester ". The prime minister said that "Israel will be ready to provide any assistance necessary for the joint war against terrorism". They said one thread of the inquiry involved pursuing whether Abedi could have been part of a larger terror cell that included Mohamed Abrini, otherwise known as "the man in the hat", with connections to the ...

Global Getting 'big money' out of BC politics
Author: 0 Getting 'big money' out of BC politics

While the final count won't be concluded until May 22, 2017, voter turnout is estimated at around 57 per cent, up from 55 per cent in 2013. Horgan and Clark have drawn different lessons from Tuesday's results. He's already discussing his bargaining chips. Weaver said he wouldn't demand official party status from the other parties to support a minority government, but there's a chance the Greens could get recognized anyway.

Global Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to change legal team
Author: 0 Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to change legal team

Raza said, in the first place, we should not reduce our pace by thinking that we have achieved victory. Sartaj Aziz said the ICJ had given its point of view on the case to get counsellor access. Former attorney general Irfan Qadir said he was shocked by the decision. It also asked Pakistan to keep it informed about the measures, including on consular access, taken by it in this connection.

Global Korea opened fire on N. Korean propaganda balloons crossing MDL: MND
Author: 0 Korea opened fire on N. Korean propaganda balloons crossing MDL: MND

So says leader Kim Jong-un, according to state media, following a successful launch test at the weekend. Lee said during the meeting, " The North Korean nuclear and missile program is a serious threat not only to the Korean Peninsula but to the peace and stability of the global community", adding that "closer cooperation is needed more than at any other time".

Author: 0 Father of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi says son is innocent

United Kingdom police believe Abedi was merely a "mule" who ferried the bomb to the Ariana Grande concert before detonating himself and fear that the bomb maker could strike again imminently. Police on Tuesday raided his house, using a controlled explosion to blast open the door. "But the overall impression I've had here is of a city doing its absolute best at a time of agony and grief to pull together".

Global Former CIA testifies about Russian interference in election
Author: 0 Former CIA testifies about Russian interference in election

The comments by Brennan and Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, added fuel to a controversy that has engulfed Trump since he fired FBI Director James Comey two weeks ago amid the agency's investigation into possible collusion between people associated with his presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker, gives him environmental letter

Pope Francis poses with President Donald Trump during a private audience at the Vatican on Wednesday. The president gave the Pope a case of books by Martin Luther King Jr., while the Pope gave Trump a medal by a Roman artist inscribed with an olive branch.

Author: 0 Trump promises peace effort as he meets Palestinian president in Bethlehem

Earlier Tuesday, his motorcade crossed through the barrier surrounding biblical Bethlehem for a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, where he pressed for progress on the dormant peace process. "Iran's leaders routinely call for Israel's destruction - not with Donald J. Trump". UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein expressed concern on Wednesday as a mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons entered its 38th day.

Author: 0 Duterte declares martial law in Philippine island of Mindanao

Martial law could be extended for a year depending on how long the problem could be quelled, Duterte said on board a plane en route to the Philippines. An Arabic-speaking Islamic preacher known for his expertise in commando assaults, he pledged allegiance to the IS group in 2014, according to security officials.

Author: 0 Troops deploy as Britain goes on top terror alert

He told French television the suspect "grew up in Britain and then suddenly, after a trip to Libya and then likely to Syria, became radicalised and chose to carry out this attack". He is thought to have attended the Manchester Islamic Centre, also known as Didsbury Mosque, along with his parents and siblings. British media reported that the apartment belonged to Abedi's brother, Ismail.

Author: 0 West Bank walk out supports hunger-striking Palestinians in Israeli prisons

President Trump said on Tuesday that if peace can be reached between the Israelis and the Palestinians , it would spread throughout the Middle East . Although this must have been disappointing for the prime minister, it should not have been surprising, considering how much momentum the embassy issue has lost since Trump's inauguration in January.

Author: 0 Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace

The country's minister of foreign affairs, Adel Bin Ahmen Al-Jubier, said ahead of the Trump visit that the government would "welcome any style of clothing" from the First Family. The discussuion was described as "cordial" in a statement by the Vatican, which said "satisfaction was expressed" for the good US relationship with the Vatican and their "joint commitment in favour of life, and freedom of worship and conscience".

Global AG Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian officials, DOJ says
Author: 0 AG Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian officials, DOJ says

That oversight was a dereliction of duty laid out in DOJ forms, which requires applicants to list "any contact" with a "foreign government". CNN reported that, despite Justice Department guidelines, Sessions believed the meetings were not relevant because they took place "in his capacity" as a lawmaker - and not a campaign surrogate.

Author: 0 Melania publicly snubs Donald Trump again

Donald Trump met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, a day after promising to make a renewed effort at peace between the Palestinians and Israelis. US PRESIDENT Donald Trump copped the ultimate rejection as he arrived in Israel on Monday. Scouts from the Jerusalem Arab Orthodox Club had planned to accompany Trump on his visit to the Holy Sepulchre, but Israeli police objected to the Palestinian flag that was embroidered on their uniforms.

Global Trump, Family to Stay in 'Armored Suite' at Hotel in Israel
Author: 0 Trump, Family to Stay in 'Armored Suite' at Hotel in Israel

A Palestinian was killed by an Israeli settler on Thursday during a clash near the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank , the Palestinian health ministry and security sources said . The Israeli government demanded an explanation from the White House, which cast a shadow over the president's visit. In 2005, Abbas was elected president of the Palestinian Authority.

Global Martial law in southern Philippines could last a year: Duterte
Author: 0 Martial law in southern Philippines could last a year: Duterte

Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told a news conference in Moscow that martial rule took effect Tuesday evening in the southern region of Mindanao "on the grounds of existence of rebellion". "I'd be happy to slaughter them", he said in September. It can be recalled that Marawi City in Mindanao has been under conflict after the military launched a surgical strike in barangay Basak Malutlut.

Author: 0 US Intelligence Has Come Under Fire For Leaking the Manchester Attacker's Identity

Interior minister Amber Rudd said the 22-year-old had been on the radar of the intelligence community before the massacre late Monday at a concert by United States pop star Ariana Grande . May said a new attack "may be imminent" and stressed that the soldiers would remain under police command. Britain's top anti-terrorism officer Mark Rowley said events would only go ahead when it was safe to do so and the decision to raise the threat level had been made on a "precautionary basis" due to ...

Author: 0 Trump told Russian officials he fired 'nut job' Comey

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denies discussing the firing of former FBI Director James Comey with President Donald Trump during his White House visit earlier this month. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump said, according to the Times . The White House has given different versions of the reasons for the dismissal.

Global In Saudi Arabia, Trump Touches Glowing Orb and Unleashes Memes
Author: 0 In Saudi Arabia, Trump Touches Glowing Orb and Unleashes Memes

If only to accentuate the ridiculousness of Trump's desperate PR tour, he posed with two of the region's leading autocrats at the opening the new Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology: King Salman of Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Author: 0 Husband calls for release of Philippine hostages

President Barack Obama had criticized Duterte's drug fight, prompting the Philippine leader to refer to Obama as a "son of a whore". Trump called the Philippines strongman-whose regime has killed thousands of people since he took office last June, and who previously bragged about killing suspected criminals while serving as mayor of Davao city-to invite him to visit the White House, which Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus later defended as a sign of worldwide cooperation on ...

Author: 0 Man shares heartwarming Sir Roger Moore story

A lifelong James Bond fan has paid a heartfelt tribute to Sir Roger Moore , telling how the late star pretended to be the real 007 when he met the actor as a child. One anecdote which particularly stands out is a story being widely shared on the internet, in which a man called Marc Haynes recounts two chance meetings with Sir Roger.

Author: 0 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election

He also expressed Iran's preparedness to cooperate with France at all levels in the fight against terrorism and in settling the crisis that has gripped Syria for more than six years. "In many conflicts in the region, Iran plays a hard role, especially in Iraq and Syria ", Mr Gabriel told a news conference with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Author: 0 Melania trump has publicly shamed his wife

Trump told the Israeli crowd that his meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his conversations with Netanyahu, left him certain that the elusive deal is within reach. During a photo opportunity with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the president just randomly spouted, "Hey, remember all that shit I told Russian Federation when they was at the crib?" Imprisoned Palestinian Liberation Organisation commander Marwan Barghouti used the trip to urge the ...

Author: 0 Former Spy Chief confirms Russian interference in United States elections

He further testified that on August 4, 2016, he warned the head of Russia's intelligence service that any continued interference would destroy near-term prospects for improvement of relations between Washington and Moscow and would undermine the chance of their working together on matters of mutual interest.

Author: 0 Melania Trump appears to reject Donald's hand-hold, again

But the complexities of a peace deal were visibly on display as Netanyahu began his remarks by saying that if Monday night's blast in Manchester had been a Palestinian attack on Israelis, the bomber's family would have gotten a stipend. "Over the years, Israel has had many friends, but Israel has never had and will never have a better friend than the United States of America", Netanyahu said.

Global Flynn hit with more subpoenas, may be held in contempt
Author: 0 Flynn hit with more subpoenas, may be held in contempt

The committee has already subpoenaed Flynn for documents regarding his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. Flynn previously refused to appear before the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee to discuss the issue.

Global Backed forces announce plans to advance on ISIS capital of Raqqa
Author: 0 Backed forces announce plans to advance on ISIS capital of Raqqa

American engineers and crews were repairing and restoring the airfield while the SDF continued its fight for Tabqa city and Tabqa dam. Davis said that about 70 ISIS fighters "conceded to SDF terms, which included dismantling improvised explosive devices around the dam, surrendering all of its heavy weapons and forcing the withdrawal of all remaining fighters from Tabqa".

Author: 0 Praise for President Trump in the Middle East

The visit of US President Donald Trump to Bethlehem and his meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas were the highlight of the Wednesday issue of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies. The parts of the speech offering a robust defence of Israel drew loud applause, which seemed to energise Trump on the second leg of his first foreign trip since taking office.

Author: 0 Donald Trump US President praises Duterte's 'great job' in Philippine drug war

I said, I will be harsh and sinabi ko nga sa lahat... do not force my hand to it. What happened to trigger martial law? "The chief of police in Malabang, on his way home, was stopped by a checkpoint manned by terrorists and I think they decapitated them right then and there", Duterte said as he justified imposing martial law to combat the militants.

Global All smiles as Pope Francis meets with Donald Trump at the Vatican
Author: 0 All smiles as Pope Francis meets with Donald Trump at the Vatican

There was no mention from either side of the two men's profound differences on climate change, migration, the death penalty and other issues. Trump looked uncomfortable as he entered a small elevator taking him to the third floor of the Apostolic Palace , where he was accompanied by Ganswein and other officials along a frescoed corridor to the pope's private study.

Author: 0 Row over Trump's Israel policy ahead of visit

However, the worldwide community does not recognize Israel's annexation of east Jerusalem , which the Palestinians seek as the capital of a future independent state. It's part of the West Bank. "The claims by a Fox News correspondent are false", Mr Netanyahu's office said. The front of the United States embassy is seen in Tel Aviv, Israel January 20, 2017.

Author: 0 Pope asks Trump to work for peace

Dolan said the religious leader and Trump have the potential to collaborate in a way that advances world peace. The two leaders have diametrically opposing views on various issues ranging from immigration, Mexico wall and climate change. In return, Trump gave Francis a set of books by civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. in a custom, hand-made display case. The Pope gave Mr Trump a signed copy of a message he delivered for World Peace Day, along with some of his writings about the ...

Author: 0 Trump sends signal to Russian Federation in Middle East: Fmr. Israeli ambassador

He added that Israelis and Palestinians "can make a deal". Palestinians held angry protests against the visit in both West Bank and Gaza, according to a BBC report. Al-Hindi denounced the leaders - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas among them - for their silence to Trump's message, particularly as the United States president famously hinged his presidential campaign on inflammatory, anti-Muslim rhetoric.

Author: 0 Duterte declares martial rule in south Philippines

Duterte made the announcement while on a visit to Russian Federation that is "part of an attempt to reorient his country's geopolitical alliance further away from the U.S. "To those who have experienced martial law , it would not be any different from what president [Ferdinand] Marcos did", Duterte said. The Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict said past year that deepening cooperation among the Maute gang, the Abu Sayyaf and other pro-IS groups meant more deadly violence ...

Author: 0 Palestinian envoy says Trump's W.Bank visit shows serious about peace

Trump also expressed an even loftier hope than an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement: "I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East, and that would be an awesome accomplishment".

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