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Author: 0 Trump basks in lavish Saudi welcome, escaping troubles in DC

Each nation has touted the trade as boosting local production and employment - something the Saudis need to do urgently if their flawed plan to wean the economy off oil and boost the private sector is ever to get off the ground. To Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, Trump declared that the two nations had a lot in common and "there won't be strain with this administration".

Author: 0 U.S. State Department Issues Report on Human Rights Sanctions on Iran

Some of those waivers would have expired this week if Trump had not made a decision to further renew them. Ahmadi is the director of Iran's Shahid Bakeri Industries Group, which is responsible for Iran's solid-fuel ballistic-missile program, the Treasury statement said .

Author: 0 Polls show UK's Conservatives losing ground as policies set out

By comparison, the full manifestos from the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats , which were also released this week, have so far been shared around 17,000 times and 9,000 times respectively. Overall, some 15.3 per cent of properties in England and Wales would be hit, with the lowest impact felt in Torfaen in south Wales (0.2 per cent of properties), Merthyr Tydfil (0.3 per cent) and Neath Port Talbot and Barrow-in-Furness (0.6 per cent).

Author: 0 Tory Support Wobbles as Labour Attacks May's Pensioner Plans

Parties usually enjoy a bounce after their manifestos are announced, although it's not certain that the Tories will after they announced this week a package of policies that's light on attractive promises and full of grim realities. Overall, some 15.3% of properties in England and Wales would be hit, with the lowest impact felt in Torfaen in south Wales (0.2% of properties), Merthyr Tydfil (0.3%) and Neath Port Talbot and Barrow-in-Furness (0.6%).

Global Media Fight against terror a 'battle between good and evil'
Author: 0 Fight against terror a 'battle between good and evil'

Addressing King Salman, Badr said: "I ask our king for the daughter of US President Trump, Evikana's hand in marriage". Though during the campaign Trump repeatedly stressed the need to say the words "radical Islamic terrorism", that phrase is not included in the draft.

Global Media CIA Director Mike Pompeo to brief House intelligence panel
Author: 0 CIA Director Mike Pompeo to brief House intelligence panel

That said , it is not always so easy for allies to cut the Americans out if they think they might lose access to our intelligence spigot in turn. "If this becomes habit with Trump or routine, then we've got a big problem with intelligence partners because they expect the intelligence professionals to tell the president where the lines, are because presidents don't know those things".

Global Media Russian FM mocks USA media over intelligence-sharing reports
Author: 0 Russian FM mocks USA media over intelligence-sharing reports

There are fears the reported disclosure of information gained under an intelligence sharing agreement could damage global security cooperation with the US. What did Russian Federation do with the information shared with them? How hard would it suddenly become for America's intelligence agencies to recruit willing participants in regions where Washington and Moscow are at odds - say, in Eastern Europe or Syria? He immediately called officials at the CIA and the National Security Agency ...

Global Media US, Israeli spies upset that Trump shared intel with Russia
Author: 0 US, Israeli spies upset that Trump shared intel with Russia

A number of Republican congressmen at the event alluded to McMaster's refusal to name the Western Wall as Israeli territory and called for moving the embassy to Jerusalem. Emotions run hot over the status of Jerusalem and the Western Wall, considered the holiest site where Jews can pray. That policy, that "the Western Wall is in Jerusalem", hasn't changed, a State Department official said following Haley's comments.

Author: 0 Illinois Unemployment Dips with Shrinking Labor Force

Leading up to spring, the state was averaging more than 4,000 new jobs a month. A total of 123,000 Louisianans were jobless, up 3,000 from March, but below the 133,000 in April 2016. In March, when state employers expanded their payrolls by a meager 200 positions, the nation added a disappointing 98,000 jobs. Convergence of the national and state rates is expected as labor markets tighten.

Author: 0 Trump Admin Regrets Erasing Israeli Territory From US Maps

The absence of Netanyahu at the Western Wall visit has been one of a number of controversies marking preparations for Trump's visit. The next leg of Trump's trip will be Israel. With Abbas and key Arab states on board, Trump's biggest challenge will be to convince Netanyahu to accept a resumption of serious peace talks. On Monday, a senior member of the Trump administration sparked outrage when they told an Israeli member of the team planning Trump's visit that the Western Wall is "not ...

Global Media Three Sentenced to Death in Gaza over Hamas Chief's Killing
Author: 0 Three Sentenced to Death in Gaza over Hamas Chief's Killing

The Ministry of Interior and National Security in Gaza announced on Sunday that the court found Ashraf Abu Leila, the prime suspect in the assassination of 38-year-old military commander, Mazen Fuqahaa, guilty of premeditated murder, treason and conspiracy with hostile foreign parties, and sentenced him to death by hanging.

Global Media Ilham Aliyev attends Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh
Author: 0 Ilham Aliyev attends Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh

Keane said Trump is "revitalizing" America's relationship with Saudi Arabia and other friendly Arab countries, which those nations see as a change from being "abandoned" by President Obama. moralising - in favour of the more limited goals of peace and stability. "They worship death", adding that the U.S. is prepared to stand with those leaders he was addressing in the fight against extremists, but that those countries must take the lead.

Global Media Isaiah Thomas Discusses Hip Injury's Impact on Blowout Loss to Cavaliers
Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas Discusses Hip Injury's Impact on Blowout Loss to Cavaliers

The beating Boston has taken from Cleveland is a reminder that the Celtics have to continue adding elite talent, regardless of the position. As ugly as it was, it still only counts as one game in the best-of-seven series. With home-court advantage gone, the Celtics is facing a must-win Game 2 on Friday evening. Game 2 is Friday night in Boston . If that occurs, it would be the third straight sweep this postseason for the defending National Basketball Association champions, who also ...

Author: 0 White House lawyers research impeachment

This is about what I believe. Now, it looks like Trump's presidency might reach its climax prematurely (LOL) in light of his recent actions, as a House Representative has called for his impeachment! And this is where I stand. And Rep. Eliot Engel of NY, among others, has encouraged Democrats to stop talking about impeachment altogether, saying the facts aren't in. Earlier this week, close advisers to the President, including lawyer and surrogate Michael Cohen, visited the White House to ...

Global Media Sweden drops rape probe against Assange
Author: 0 Sweden drops rape probe against Assange

Speaking from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Assange said he could not forgive the bad injustice he had suffered. In a statement she explained that the current probe has been discontinued because Assange has "escaped all attempts by the Swedish and British authorities to execute the decision to surrender him to Sweden in accordance with the EU rules concerning the European Arrest Warrant".

Author: 0 Eastern Conference Final Game 5 Hotstove

Pittsburgh played with the sufficient desperation of a team in danger of falling behind 3-1 in a series , and Sidney Crosby , under a microscope of his own, was very good, scoring a goal and an assist, with a team-high five shots on goal.

Author: 0 Detention of American Christian in North Korea 'concerning' - White House

On Sunday, media reported that a fourth United States citizen was detained a day earlier by Pyongyang on suspicion of hostile acts. This is not the first time North Korea detains Americans. He was visiting the country on one of a handful of a guided tours organized by private companies where foreign tourists are chaperoned by North Korean minders and shown the country's good side.

Global Media Kim Jong Un Launches His Second Missile In A Week
Author: 0 Kim Jong Un Launches His Second Missile In A Week

South Korean President Moon Jae-in convened a national security council meeting to discuss the latest launch. In Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said North Korea's repeated missile launches "trample on the efforts by the global community" to find a peaceful solution to the nuclear problem, the Kyodo news agency reported.

Author: 0 Israel releases record of Trump-Netanyahu meeting

One focal point of President Trump's visit next week is bound to be Jerusalem . Some even called for the end of the idea of a Palestinian state. President Trump is scheduled to make the Old City his first stop after landing at Ben Gurion Airport on May 22.

Global Media DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis
Author: 0 DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis

Clarke on Wednesday claimed that he had accepted a position with the Department of Homeland Security as an assistant secretary. In January, after she was widely criticized for her alleged plagiarism, Crowley chose to pull her name out of the running for a job as a senior aide in then-President-elect Trump's administration.

Author: 0 Syrian Army confirms United States strike on military convoy

In a separate statement, a "senior US defense official" told Fox News that "the coalition commander assessed the threat and after shows of force didn't stop the regime forces and those forces refused to move out of the deconfliction zone, the commander on the ground called for the air strike as a matter of force protection".

Author: 0 Rouhani leads Iran presidential race, expected to win

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won reelection by a comfortable margin over his main arch-conservative challenger, buoyed by high voter turnout in a closely watched race, according to official results released Saturday. Trump arrived on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, his first stop on the first trip overseas of his presidency. "Rouhani will likely be unwilling or unable to push back against hardliners".

Global Media North Korea 'Step' Closer to Striking the Continental US
Author: 0 North Korea 'Step' Closer to Striking the Continental US

Pyongyang claimed the test showed that it's capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. Kim said North Korea would stage more nuclear and missile tests in order to ideal nuclear bombs needed to deal with U.S. "It is considered an IRBM (intermediate range ballistic missile) of enhanced caliber compared to Musudan missiles that have continually failed", he said, referring to a class of missile created to travel up to 1,860 to 2,485 miles.

Global Media General election 2017: Len McCluskey 'can't see Labour winning'
Author: 0 General election 2017: Len McCluskey 'can't see Labour winning'

The Labour leader officially unveiled the party's plans if it is elected in Bradford on Tuesday - one week after a version of it was leaked to the press. Philip Hammond claims the Tories have uncovered a £58bn black hole in Labour's election manifesto spending plans. He added: "People like me are always optimistic...

Global Media Man Tried To Breach Cockpit Door On Hawaii Flight
Author: 0 Man Tried To Breach Cockpit Door On Hawaii Flight

Passengers noticed him before the plane even took off. Mobile phone video footage taken by a passenger after the plane was on the ground and posted on social media showed a man being led down the aisle of the aircraft in handcuffs by Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel.

Global Media Korea to cease missile tests
Author: 0 Korea to cease missile tests

The North said it was capable of carrying a "large-scale heavy nuclear warhead". They mark a tonal departure from the Trump administration's months of saber rattling over North Korea . The latest missile test comes just a week after North Korea provoked worldwide outcry by testing a ballistic missile that it claims can carry a nuclear warhead.

Global Media Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces in West Bank, Gaza
Author: 0 Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces in West Bank, Gaza

A Palestinian was seriously hurt and another nine were lightly injured in clashes near the border with the Gaza Strip. Hundreds of Palestinians flocked to the border between Israel and Gaza on Friday afternoon to participate in a demonstration that quickly escalated when multiple participants started igniting tires and hurling rocks at IDF soldiers deployed in the area.

Global Media Protester killed, AP journalist wounded in West Bank clash
Author: 0 Protester killed, AP journalist wounded in West Bank clash

Amin Shuman, who heads a support group for Palestinian prisoners and ex-detainees, said he hopes the issue will be addressed during the meeting between Trump and Abbas "because it is important in the eyes of the Palestinian street". An Israeli soldier and a Border Policeman were lightly wounded by rock throwers during a riot near the West Bank village of Aboud, north of Ramallah .

Global Media Trump announces plans to soon visit Egypt
Author: 0 Trump announces plans to soon visit Egypt

Sisi called the US president " a unique personality who is capable of the impossible". Sisi paid his first official visit to the United States and met Trump at the White House in early April. Egypt has weathered a series of attacks by Islamic State extremists on security forces and Christians, including twin bombings in Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday.

Global Media Three dead, 30 hurt in Afghan bank attack
Author: 0 Three dead, 30 hurt in Afghan bank attack

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement it demands "the immediate release of the kidnapped person". Ministry spokesperson Karoliina Romanoff told national broadcaster Yle that the only detail she could give was that there was no information about the kidnappers.

Author: 0 Trump visit seen as long shot to revive Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking

Johnson, NRB President & CEO, joined scores of Christian leaders this week in calling on President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to "uphold American law by moving the U.S. Al-Quds also reported on the protests and the prisoners' strike on its front page but its main story dealt with US President Donald Trump. The president cancelled a trip to the ancient Masada fortress because he could not land his helicopter at its summit and announced he will only spend 15 minutes at ...

Author: 0 Trump will convey opposition to 'settlements' during Israel trip

Iran also supports groups that have attacked Israel, including Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. This is not because Israelis don't desire peace, but rather because of the continual incitement to violence by the Palestinian leadership, the ongoing refusal of the Palestinian Authority to stop paying terrorists and their families for murdering Israelis, as well as the fact that there isn't a legitimate partner that represents all Palestinians for Israel to negotiate peace with.

Global Media Syria rebels leave last Homs neighbourhood
Author: 0 Syria rebels leave last Homs neighbourhood

It follows a number of similar deals in recent months that have brought many parts of western Syria under the control of the government. The al-Waer agreement began to be implemented in March. Earlier this month, rebels also began evacuating the last districts under their control in the capital Damascus, following their defeat in second city Aleppo in December.

Author: 0 Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier

A large sea lion approaches the Steveston Fishermen's Wharf to munch on pieces of bread being tossed in the water. She was unharmed, albeit a little soggy, and with a newfound, healthy fear of sea lions. The crowd pulled the pair back up on the dock safely and the little girl was whisked away by another adult. "Her family were just in shock". Andrew Trites, the director of UBC's Marine Mammal Research Unit, said: "My first reaction to the video is just how stupid some people can be to not ...

Global Media Fired FBI Director Comey To Testify Publicly About Trump, Russia Probe
Author: 0 Fired FBI Director Comey To Testify Publicly About Trump, Russia Probe

It's believed he will be asked specifically about occasions where Trump reportedly asked for his loyalty and asked for him to shut down an investigation into former national security Michael Flynn. However, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Comey declined their invitation to testify before the panel over the circumstances surrounding his abrupt removal.

Author: 0 Hassan Rouhani wins Iran's 12th presidential election

In a warning reflecting rising political tensions amid signs of an unexpectedly close race, Rouhani urged Iran's powerful elite Revolutionary Guards , believed to support Raisi, not to meddle in the election. Supporters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani flash the victory sign from their vehicle outside a polling station for the presidential and municipal councils election, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 19, 2017.

Global Media Protests in Mexico as journalists keep being murdered
Author: 0 Protests in Mexico as journalists keep being murdered

His death makes him the fifth reporter to be killed in Mexico in the past three months. UNESCO General Director Irina Bokova condemned the murder of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez and reminded the need to promote a greater protection for journalists in the world.

Global Media New Teasers Arrive For How To Talk To Girls At Parties
Author: 0 New Teasers Arrive For How To Talk To Girls At Parties

In a new teaser for the film, Enn teaches Zan about punk. In one teaser posted by Gaiman himself, a character played by Elle Fanning asks a boy, "What's punk?" How to Talk to Girls at Parties is slated to premiere at Cannes on Sunday, but is expected for a wide release in the US some time this year, according to Entertainment Weekly .

Global Media Trump, White House officials bounce along to Saudi sword dance
Author: 0 Trump, White House officials bounce along to Saudi sword dance

Former FBI chief James Comey agreed to testify publicly before the Senate on his dealings with Trump before the president fired him, the New York Times reports that Russian Federation says Trump dismissed Comey as a "nut job", and the Washington Post reported the federal investigators deem a current White House staffer to be a person of interest.

Global Media Senior White House aide 'person of interest' in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Senior White House aide 'person of interest' in Russian Federation probe

An anonymous source told the Post that Rosenstein was upset at the White House for initially saying his memo was the reason Comey was sacked, and threatened to resign if that narrative was not changed. Trump added . "I think it shows division, and it shows that we're not together as a country". As soon as President Trump was wheels-up, bound for Riyadh in his first overseas trip, a story broke that prompted fresh calls from lawmakers for the transcripts of last week's Oval Office ...

Global Media PM in Saudi Arabia to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit
Author: 0 PM in Saudi Arabia to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit

He later was given a tour of one of Riyadh's most opulent palaces and sat through an elaborate signing ceremony in which, one by one, the Saudis agreed to military deals with the USA government and private businesses. King Salman shook the president's hand and military jets flew overhead. Ahead of Trump's trip, the White House said the president expected tangible results from Saudi Arabia in countering Islamic extremism.

Author: 0 Trump, in address to Muslims, urges fight against terror

And only a week after taking office, he signed an executive order to ban immigrants from seven countries - Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen - from entering the United States, a decision that sparked widespread protests at the nation's airports and demonstrations outside the White House.

Global Media White House Faces New Pressure on Comey, Russia
Author: 0 White House Faces New Pressure on Comey, Russia

That was followed by reports that former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, whom Trump recently fired, had written memos expressing concerns that the president had pressured him to stop investigating Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation.

Global Media Saudi Arabia retaliates for rocket attack by Houthis
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia retaliates for rocket attack by Houthis

Tillerson, who is accompanying U.S. President Donald Trump on his first visit overseas to Saudi Arabia, said that deals worth $350 billion have been signed between U.S. President Donald Trump walks with Saudi King Salman during a welcome ceremony at the Royal Terminal of King Khalid International Airport, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh.

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