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Author: 0 Russian president talks up Arctic interest

President Putin sharply criticized what he described as the use of the "Russian Card" in U.S. domestic politics, saying it contradicts American interests. "Of course they hold meetings", Putin said . Under President Barack Obama's administration, the USA cut defense and intelligence contacts with Russian Federation in response to Moscow's action in Ukraine.

Author: 0 Tusk and Muscat lay out draft guidelines for Brexit talks

Hollande, during a phone call with May, said the negotiations of Britain's exit from the EU must be held in a "clear and constructive manner, so as to lift uncertainties and to fully respect the rules and interests of the 27-member European Union ".

Author: 0 United Kingdom parliament attacker acted alone: Scotland Yard

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attack, which police said was carried out by Khalid Masood, a United Kingdom -born resident of the West Midlands in central England. The new footage follows earlier video that showed slight delays and confusion during the evacuation of Prime Minister Theresa May from Parliament as the attack unfolded.

Author: 0 Park supporters march in Seoul against impeachment

She will be the fourth former South Korean president to be questioned as a suspect after leaving office. Jung Yeon-Je, AFP/Getty Images Emergency rescuers carry the body of an unidentified supporter of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye wrapped in a national flag as protesters attempted to pass a barricade set up by the police preventing access to the constitutional court following the court's ruling on the impeachment of President Park, in Seoul.

Global Media Trump Guts Obama Order Protecting LGBT Federal Employees
Author: 0 Trump Guts Obama Order Protecting LGBT Federal Employees

No such act directly affords workers protection on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity; that's what necessitated order 13672 in the first place. Taylor said that companies seeking such contracts had to demonstrate that they had not violated the federal laws listed in the previous three years.

Author: 0 Israel arrests suspect behind US-Jewish bomb threats

Rosenfeld told journalists that Israeli police searched the suspect's home and found equipment including antennas and satellite technology , according to the AP. Israeli officials withheld the suspect's name and offered few details on their background. A list of specific bomb threats the Israeli suspect is charged with was not immediately reported .

Author: 0 AIPAC Policy Conference Adapts to the World of Trump

Pence said Trump is "invested" in finding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Though he spoke in general terms about regional peace, the prime minister did not restate his belief in a two-state solution for Israel to exist alongside an independent Palestinian state.

Author: 0 Former South Korean President Arrested in Corruption Probe

The South Korean court has approved an arrest warrant for former President Park Geun-hye over the corruption probe, Sputnik reported. A confidential 2007 U.S. Both Choi and Samsung's top executive, Lee Jae-yong, have been arrested and are standing trial on charges including bribery. Park, however, is likely to be allowed an unlimited range of visits by her lawyers, possibly in an exclusive visiting room.

Author: 0 US, Turkey dispute over Kurdish YPG appears unresolved

Under President Barack Obama, the United States made Assad's departure one of its key objectives. Concerning US backing to Kurds in northern Syria, which is another contentious issue between the two states, Tillerson avoided offering a clear answer about his country's support to the Syrian Democratic Forces.

Global Media Judge OKs $25 million Trump University settlement
Author: 0 Judge OKs $25 million Trump University settlement

Last year, the politician accused Indiana-born District Court judge Gonzalo Curiel of bias based on his Mexican ancestry. Critics argued that his remark was bigoted - though some who defended his remark noted the left's double standard in embracing the idea that a liberal judge might rule on the basis of ethnic identity.

Global Media Kim Jong-nam's body to be released to his family in Macau
Author: 0 Kim Jong-nam's body to be released to his family in Macau

According to Free Malaysia Today , the four policemen consisted of an investigating officer, a senior officer from the Selangor criminal division as well as two officers from the prosecution unit. Before diplomatic tensions grew over the death of Kim Jong-nam, North Koreans were allowed to enter Malaysia with just a passport. "Tomorrow, there will be an official statement to be issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about our negotiations with DPRK", Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamid ...

Author: 0 Turkey ends Euphrates Shield operation in Syria

On Thursday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Turkey where he held discussions on counter-Daesh efforts. Shortly afterwards, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim confirmed the successful conclusion of the operation, adding that additional ones are planned.

Global Media EU says Brexit trade talks possible if progress on divorce
Author: 0 EU says Brexit trade talks possible if progress on divorce

Tusk is presenting the EU's draft negotiating guidelines to leaders of the remaining 27 member states Friday. The official, speaking in Brussels on Friday, said European Union leaders should adopt the final mandate to begin the negotiations shortly after May 22, after Britain formally triggered the process this week.

Author: 0 Trump targets trade abuses with executive orders

National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro told reporters that the executive orders have nothing to do with Trump's meeting with China's leader. Ahead of next week's visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Donald Trump is expected to sign two executive orders meant to kick-start an effort to address the USA trade deficit on Friday.

Global Media Stripped of their powers, Venezuelan lawmakers charge Maduro with a 'coup'
Author: 0 Stripped of their powers, Venezuelan lawmakers charge Maduro with a 'coup'

Colombia announced on Friday that it had recalled its ambassador from Venezuela after the neighboring country's Supreme Court controversially removed the National Assembly's legislative powers. Now, however, the Supreme Court has granted itself all legislative powers, solving that issue for Maduro. It claimed the court decision to "usurp" the assembly's powers was a " serious setback for democracy in Venezuela".

Author: 0 Two get prison time for 'Bridgegate' fallout

Christie's version - that he wasn't aware anyone in his office was involved until months after the fact - was contradicted by trial testimony from the defendants and from David Wildstein , Baroni's former colleague at the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey who pleaded guilty.

Global Media ANC chief whip Mthembu speaks on Cabinet reshuffle
Author: 0 ANC chief whip Mthembu speaks on Cabinet reshuffle

Mcebsi Jonas, ANC party leader in Parliament, commented that the ousted cabinet members' "crime is incorruptibility". President Jacob Zuma "I have decided to make changes to the National Executive in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness", Zuma said in a statement.

Global Media Germany owes NATO, US 'vast sums of money'
Author: 0 Germany owes NATO, US 'vast sums of money'

He said on Twitter that Germany owed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the USA for the "powerful, and very expensive defence it provides to Germany!" Trump wrote in a series of tweets. "Many nations owe vast sums of money from past years, and it is very unfair to the United States". Only the US and four other members of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation now reach the benchmark of spending 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense.

Author: 0 Love and loathing for European Union seen on the streets of Rome

Scots voted to stay in the European Union but the majority verdict in Britain's European Union referendum previous year was 52 percent in favour of putting an end to a loveless marriage that has lasted more than four decades. "Unity is both a necessity and our free choice", the leaders pledged in a joint declaration. Theresa May's midweek deadline for Britain's triggering of Article 50, will launch the two-year countdown to Brexit.

Author: 0 United Nations chief alarmed by Israel's approval of new settlement

Roughly 612,000 Israeli settlers now live on more than 100 Jewish-only settlements built since Israel occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 1967. According to Haaretz , Netanyahu told the White House that he had no choice but to approve the new settlement as he had previously committed to relocating the 40 families evicted from Amona.

Author: 0 Turkey Calls End to Its Military Incursion in Syria

Now, Turkey has announced that they are ending their military operation. Tillerson added that there were no major disagreements between Turkey and the USA over the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies campaigns against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Author: 0 United States admits it conducted Mosul airstrike where 200 civilians killed

A source close to Abadi's office said the USA military delegation also called for more coordination among the Iraqi security force units on the ground and for consideration that thousands of civilians are stuck in their homes. "Although our partners and the coalition have made mistakes that harmed civilians, we have never targeted them - not once". It called the situation a "flagrant violation of worldwide humanitarian law".

Global Media Jong-Nam Murder: No Strong Evidence to Arrest Three North Koreans - IGP
Author: 0 Jong-Nam Murder: No Strong Evidence to Arrest Three North Koreans - IGP

Malaysian officials said they had the right to conduct an autopsy with the death happening on its land. Malaysia, which previously had friendly ties with the unpredictable nuclear-armed state, responded with a ban of its own, but was left with little option but to accede to the North's demands for the return of the body and safe passage for the three nationals hiding in the embassy.

Author: 0 Trump's trade orders 'not about China'

Trump's executive orders initiate a large-scale review of the causes of the US' trade deficits with some of its largest trading partners and order stricter enforcement of USA anti-dumping laws to prevent foreign manufacturers from undercutting United States companies by selling goods at an unfair price.

Global Media Syrian troops respond as rebels renew attack on Damascus
Author: 0 Syrian troops respond as rebels renew attack on Damascus

State media said rebels had re-entered parts of the city's northeastern Jobar district and the army was bombing their positions. Rebels then advanced into the nearby Abbasid Square area, seizing several buildings and firing a barrage of rockets into multiple Damascus neighbourhoods, Abdel Rahman said.

Author: 0 Tillerson Says US And Turkey Committed To Defeating Islamic State

Turkish officials hope relations will improve under Trump's administration and said Washington appears to be taking the Gulen issue "more seriously" though the administration has not openly expressed any change. Under President Donald Trump, the United States also has supplied the Arab elements, collectively known as the Syrian Arab Coalition (SAC), with armored vehicles.

Global Media Gilbert Baker, creator of rainbow flag for gay rights, dies
Author: 0 Gilbert Baker, creator of rainbow flag for gay rights, dies

Author and activist Cleve Jones , whose book, When We Rise , inspired the recent ABC miniseries of the same name, also shared the news on his Facebook page . "I love you forever Gilbert Baker ", he wrote. "I mean that's the big long rainbow, from before me to long after me", Baker said in a 2015 PBS documentary (video posted below).

Author: 0 Malaysians' emotional return from Pyongyang in Kim body swap

The tense diplomatic relations between Malaysia and North Korea eased slightly in the last two months when the nine Malaysian nationals, who were earlier prohibited from leaving North Korea following the diplomatic tiff between Kuala Lumpur and Pyongyang , arrived here safely this morning.

Author: 0 Trump girds to fight Democrats AND the Freedom Caucus

Republicans are warring over last week's stunning collapse of their party leadership's legislation for repealing and replacing ObamaCare. Trump's anger at the Freedom Caucus for posing as a stubborn impediment to his governing runs the risk of alienating the conservative base that fueled his rise during last year's Republican primaries and has to this point remained loyal to the president.

Author: 0 Lucknow-Delhi tussle over posting of Uttar Pradesh officials

Aditya Nath, who took over as the Chief Minister last Sunday, talked about his priorities like safety of women, opportunities for youth, support for farmers and labour. But in the same breath, he told BJP leaders and workers not to interfere in the functioning of the state government and not to put pressure on officials for contracts.

Author: 0 'Unrestrained' Israeli settlements 'does not help advance peace': White House

And during a meeting at the White House in February, Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to temporarily halt building settlements , the New York Times reported . The White House pointedly avoided any specific condemnation of the announcement, although it said that further settlement activity "does not help advance peace" and that it expects Israel to show restraint moving forward.

Author: 0 Germany accuses Maduro of holding Venezuelans 'hostage'

Amid worldwide anxiety, Peru's conservative government withdrew its ambassador from Caracas after what it termed a rupture of democracy in the socialist-ruled OPEC nation. Venezuelans will find out "who is with the people and democracy and who is with corruption and dictatorship", he said . And a student protest group in Caracas said: "We will not accept usurpation by the supreme court", while other protesters blocked a motorway.

Global Media Former Egyptian Leader Mubarak Released
Author: 0 Former Egyptian Leader Mubarak Released

He was later sentenced to life in jail. Mursi only lasted a year in office; however, after mass protests against his rule in 2013 prompted an overthrow by then army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who later went on to win a presidential election in 2014.

Author: 0 Kim Jong-Nam Deceased's body returned to North Korea

But late on Thursday, Kuala Lumpur said it had agreed to send back the body to the north in exchange for nine of its citizens, who were returned to Malaysia early Friday. The diplomatic tiff came about after North Korea's Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol made wild allegations against Malaysia on how it handled the case, resulting in Malaysia declaring him persona non grata.

Global Media Airline electronics ban: What you need to know
Author: 0 Airline electronics ban: What you need to know

The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most other electronics in carry-on luggage. British and USA official say the decision was driven by intelligence that terrorists are aggressively targeting commercial flights and can hide explosives with little or no metal content in electronic devices.

Author: 0 Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on Russian Federation

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said he still hasn't seen Nunes' evidence and but believes it was "unrelated" to the committee's Russian Federation investigation. They have called for a special prosecutor or select committee. The two leaders of the House Intelligence committees continued their back-and-forth Friday as tension mounts over the panel's inquiry into whether there are ties between Russian Federation and Trump campaign officials as well as the Kremlin's potential meddling in the 2016 ...

Author: 0 Xi-Trump meeting to set course of bilateral ties: China

First Lady Melania Trump and the president will host Xi and his wife Madame Peng Liyuan on April 6. Fu Mengzi, vice president of the State Security Ministry-backed China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, said that leaders in Beijing would continue their policy of "strategic composure" when dealing with Trump.

Global Media North Korea missile launch attempt fails, US, South Korea say
Author: 0 North Korea missile launch attempt fails, US, South Korea say

The U.S. Pacific Command also detected the attempt, suggesting the projectile exploded just after being launched. USA officials confirmed North Korea's plan had been for five missiles, but one failed to launch . "The Korean nuclear issue has very complex dynamics and background", foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters . "We would utilize every possible means in our hands and the intercontinental ballistic rocket is one of them".

Author: 0 South Africa faces turmoil after firing of finance minister

African National Congress (ANC)'s Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has commented on President Jacob Zuma's decision to fire Pravin Gordhan as Finance Minister. "If anybody wants us not to do this job‚ just tell us not to do this job‚" he said. "We view this as an open attack on Treasury to replace people who are conservative and anti-corruption with people loyal to Zuma".

Author: 0 Tillerson meets wife of United States pastor jailed in Turkey

Turkey and the USA have diverging policies regarding the war in Syria and are also at odds over the fate of Fethullah Gulen , after Ankara requested his extradition from his Pennsylvania home. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Turkey on Thursday hoping to preserve the Trump administration's cordial relationship with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan despite deep policy disagreements that threaten to drive the allies apart.

Author: 0 US to press NATO allies on counter-terror, defense budgets

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg refused to answer what would happen to the North Atlantic Trade Organization if the USA were to leave, in an interview with CNBC on Friday. It's a noteworthy statement given the lack of clarity from President Trump on the issue. But some diplomats pushed back, arguing that countries like Russia, North Korea and Iran pose a far greater danger than terrorists and should be the real focus of a military alliance like NATO .

Global Media Derrick Stafford to serve 40 years in prison for manslaughter changes
Author: 0 Derrick Stafford to serve 40 years in prison for manslaughter changes

The 33-year-old former deputy marshal was sentenced to 40 years for manslaughter and 15 years for attempted manslaughter. The sentence, said Bennett, will be served concurrently. Stafford and his partner, Norris Greenhouse Jr., fired at least 18 times into the vehicle. Two other officers at the scene, including the one whose body camera captured the footage shown in court, did not fire their weapons.

Global Media Kejriwal must clarify on setting up unconstitutional feedback unit: BJP
Author: 0 Kejriwal must clarify on setting up unconstitutional feedback unit: BJP

The AAP had used the money to "spread lies" during Punjab assembly polls and the people in the national capital were "happy" to see the Kejriwal-led party's drubbing in that election, Maken claimed. "When I asked how it could be possible, he told me that the Centre will snatch power and water departments from the Delhi government and give them to MCDs".

Author: 0 Trump faces questions of interference in investigations

Flynn was sacked by President Trump in February after revelations that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. "Day by day, more and more we are seeing the substance of what we've been talking about, continues to move exactly in the direction that the President spoke about in terms of surveillance that occurred", Spicer told reporters, citing a new story from NBC that said Obama ...

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