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Author: 0 Trump arrives in Israel for second stop of tour

He says Iran - Israel's chief enemy in the Middle East - must also cease funding, training and supplying weapons to terrorist groups and militias. "The visit is very important because it highlights the strength of the relationship between Israel and America", said Israel's minister for regional cooperation, Tzachi Hanegbi, who is a close associate of Netanyahu.

Global Media Poll boost for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour slashes Tory general election lead
Author: 0 Poll boost for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour slashes Tory general election lead

The leader of Britain's biggest workers' union has said he couldn't see the opposition Labour Party winning a June 8 parliamentary election, a remarkable statement from one of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's most powerful supporters. Labour is defending its plans to exert state control over key utilities amid uncertainty over what the final price tag will be and how it will be paid for.

Author: 0 Pacific Rim ministers meet in Hanoi, seek to revive TPP

The word "fair" has increasingly entered the U.S. trade lexicon alongside its old mantra of "free" as Trump seeks to do more to enforce or renegotiate trade agreements in the name of protecting American jobs - particularly in manufacturing.

Author: 0 Chris Cornell's final performance: Watch him walk offstage for the last time

The friend forced open the hotel room door and found Cornell on the bathroom floor, according to police. Accounts of Chris Cornell's last concert in Detroit describe the singer's erratic behavior on stage, offering insight into the last moments before he was found dead at his hotel's restroom after the concert .

Global Media Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North
Author: 0 Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North

The two Koreas - technically still at war after the 1950-53 conflict ended only with a ceasefire instead of a peace treaty - have occasionally clashed along the border. North Korea has in the past year stepped up its ballistic missile tests, firing dozens of various types of rockets, according to South Korea. The latest launch appeared to fulfil both criteria, Haley said, "so I believe that China will stay true to that and that we'll come together on how we're going to do that".

Global Media Justice official says he stands by critical memo on Comey
Author: 0 Justice official says he stands by critical memo on Comey

Comey made it clear that he wouldn't tell the committee about his interactions with the White House. He says Comey shared information that Wittes is now questioning, following Mr. Rosenstein said he first learned of Trump's intent to remove Comey on May 8. Rosenstein confirmed to Congress that he submitted the memo to Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he knew Comey would already be dismissed.

Author: 0 Turkey condemns USA move to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters

The SDF seized Tabqa and the nearby dam on Wednesday and was conducting clearance operations on Thursday morning, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said . USA -backed Syrian militias said they fully captured the town of Tabqa and Syria's largest dam from Islamic State on Wednesday, a major objective as they prepare an assault on Raqqa city.

Author: 0 No Golan? White House Video Shows Shocking Israel Map

Days of Israeli outrage later, the White House hasn't changed their mind. "We look forward to receiving President Trump, and we want to work with. the President", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday at a meeting with the new US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.

Author: 0 Rep. Chaffetz has important talk planned with James Comey

But he mainly declined to go after Trump until this week. Cummings added that he hopes Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) will "issue subpoenas so that we can get every document". Chavez said his last day will be June 30. With several investigations still ongoing, Chaffetz said he was not anxious about other Republican members of the committee continuing his work.

Global Media Bomb injures 24 in central Bangkok
Author: 0 Bomb injures 24 in central Bangkok

It is not immediately clear who was behind the explosion, or if it was linked to the anniversary of the 2014 military coup that overthrew a democratically-elected government. Last Monday, a bomb went off in front of the country's National Theater. In a statement on Facebook to mark the coup Yingluck decried a lack of "concrete reform" warning three years of military rule risked becoming a "waste of time".

Global Media Rajinikanth and politics: Protests erupt outside residence of Tamil superstar in Chennai
Author: 0 Rajinikanth and politics: Protests erupt outside residence of Tamil superstar in Chennai

Chennai: Activists of a Tamil fringe group on Monday staged protests near actor Rajinikanth's residence at Poes Garden here over indications the veteran actor could make his political debut. "If he wants to meet the Prime Minister, there is no problem", he said. Commenting over Thalaiva's entry into politics, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President Su Thirunavukkarasar said, "As a friend who has known him for 35-40 years what I think is he will not join any national or regional party".

Author: 0 Convoy hit by coalition likely Iran-directed

The presence of regime troops so close to the deconfliction zone in At Tanif "posed a threat to US partner forces", say command officials. The strike on the convoy heading toward a coalition garrison near the Jordanian border was "necessitated by offensive movement with offensive capability of what we believe were Iranian-directed forces", Mattis said, adding he was not sure if there were Iranians on the ground.

Global Media France urges investigation into Syrian regime incineration of prisoners
Author: 0 France urges investigation into Syrian regime incineration of prisoners

The revelations echoed a February report by Amnesty International that said Syria's military police hanged as many as 13,000 people in four years before carting out bodies by the truckload for burial in mass graves. The Trump administration hit a Syrian air base with a missile strike last month in retaliation for the regime's deadly chemical attack in Idlib province - a unilateral strike that prompted a skirmish of words between US and Russian officials.

Global Media Putin Warns Against 'Intimidating' North Korea After Latest Missile Launch
Author: 0 Putin Warns Against 'Intimidating' North Korea After Latest Missile Launch

North Korea is barred from ballistic missile technology under multiple Security Council resolutions. "(The global community) has the shared view that North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations pose a grave threat to peace and security in the region and beyond the peninsula", Lee Duk-haeng, ministry spokesman, told a regular press briefing.

Author: 0 North Korea says USA has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

The North defends its weapons programmes as necessary to counter United States hostility. North Korea was also under scrutiny by investigators looking for the source of a major cyberattack affecting more than 150 countries, but the European police agency said it was still too early to determine who caused the chaos.

Global Media Country leaders summit with U.S. president Donald Trump
Author: 0 Country leaders summit with U.S. president Donald Trump

While addressing the world's longest-ruling dictators about terrorism, Trump failed to mention how state violence and repression feeds ISIS and al Qaeda's propaganda campaigns. United States President Donald Trump made no mention of the disputed travel ban, signed days after he took office, that temporarily banned immigration to the USA from seven majority Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.

Global Media Indonesia police detain 141 in gay club raid
Author: 0 Indonesia police detain 141 in gay club raid

Homosexuality is not illegal under Indonesian law, except in conservative Aceh province. Though officials in Jakarta can not punish the men arrested merely for having sex, they have apparently discussed charging them under Indonesia's strict anti-pornography laws, which allow them to imprison people for up to 15 years at a time.

Author: 0 France's Macron and Italy's Gentiloni present a united front over EU

The French President arrived on May 19 in conflict-torn Mali to visit French troops fighting jihadists on his first official trip outside Europe since taking power. Some 62 percent of the people polled said they were satisfied with Macron, just above his socialist predecessor Francois Hollande's 61 percent rating in May 2012 but below conservative Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007 who stood at 65 percent, the Ifop poll for the Journal du Dimanche showed.

Global Media Justin Trudeau photobombs kids en route to prom
Author: 0 Justin Trudeau photobombs kids en route to prom

The photo's caption reads "Prom season in Vancouver " and depicts Trudeau mid-stride, clad in shorts and a t-shirt, while more than a dozen teens in suits and formal dresses stand nearby, seemingly unaware of the notable runner in their midst.

Global Media US air strikes pound pro-Assad forces in Syria
Author: 0 US air strikes pound pro-Assad forces in Syria

At the time of the strike, pro-Assad forces "were advancing well inside" the de-escalation zone, the coalition said in a Thursday statement. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, reported that eight people were killed.

Author: 0 Saudi king says Iran at forefront of global terrorism

Instead, the USA seeks "to offer partnership - based on shared interests and values - to pursue a better future for us all". Bellowing into the microphone, he implored Muslim leaders to aggressively fight extremists: "Drive them out of your places of worship".

Global Media Trump willing to try engagement with North Korea, on conditions - Seoul
Author: 0 Trump willing to try engagement with North Korea, on conditions - Seoul

US President Donald Trump has called for "far stronger sanctions" on North Korea and warned last month that a "major, major conflict" with Pyongyang was possible. Asked whether North Korea's missile program was developing faster than expected, he said, "Yes". China has strongly opposed THAAD, saying it can spy into its territory, and South Korean companies have been hit in China by a nationalist backlash over the deployment.

Author: 0 Macron unveils gender-balanced cabinet

Former French defense minister, Socialist Jean-Yves Le Drian, was named foreign minister. Le Drian was seen as the driving force behind France's counter-terrorism operations in West Africa and the Middle East, and a key player in efforts to fight the threat from Islamist militants at home by putting some 10,000 soldiers on the streets of France.

Global Media From bridesmaid to bride for Pippa
Author: 0 From bridesmaid to bride for Pippa

After the ceremony , a lavish private reception is being held at the bride's parents' estate in nearby Bucklebury. Middleton, 33, is not royalty. The royals have a long history of appearing in wedding parties. Pippa had kept the identity of her wedding designer a secret until she stepped out wearing a fitted, dramatic frock by English designer Giles Deacon.

Author: 0 Manning released from United States military prison

Former president Barack Obama commuted the final 28 years of Manning's 35-year sentence in the final days of his second term in office. Manning, who was known as Bradley Manning before transitioning in prison, was convicted in 2013 of 20 counts, including six Espionage Act violations, theft and computer fraud.

Author: 0 Macron win boosts hopes of turn in populist tide

Macron's emphatic victory - he won around 66 percent compared to Le Pen's 34 percent - has brought relief to European allies who feared another populist upheaval to follow Britain's vote to quit the EU and Donald Trump's election as U.S. He said the life of minorities in France would have been hard if Le Pen was elected President due to her extreme views on public display of religious symbols.

Author: 0 North Korea's UN envoy slams 'hostile' US policy

South Korea's new president launched worldwide efforts to defuse tension over North Korea's weapons development on Thursday, urging both dialogue and sanctions while also aiming to ease Chinese anger about a United States anti-missile system.

Author: 0 Trump slams Iran in first foreign speech

But the eerie lighting made the trio look more like evil wizards or comic-book supervillains, social media users said. The term "Islamist extremism" refers to Islamism as a political movement rather than Islam as a religion, a distinction that the Republican president had frequently criticized the administration of his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, for making.

Global Media Democracy Path to Regional Security, Iran's President Says in Victory Speech
Author: 0 Democracy Path to Regional Security, Iran's President Says in Victory Speech

Iranians yearning for detente overseas and greater freedoms at home have handed President Hassan Rouhani a second term, but the hardline forces he defeated in elections this week will remain defiantly opposed to his plans. In his message, Aliyev said Rouhani's re-election means the Iranian nation believes in his efforts to develop the country. Many voters were particularly determined to block the rise of Raisi, who was one of four judges in the 1980s that approved the death sentences of ...

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

A Palestinian was killed by an Israeli settler today during a clash near the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank , the Palestinian health ministry and security sources said . This is the most serious issue, since the U.S. has a closer intelligence relationship with Israel than perhaps with any other country outside of the Five Eyes (U.S., U.K, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) group.

Global Media North Korea Fires Medium-Range Ballistic Missile
Author: 0 North Korea Fires Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

The February launch, the North's first missile test after Trump took office, alarmed neighbors because solid-fuel missiles can be fired more quickly than liquid-fuel missiles, which need to be fueled before launch and require a larger number of vehicles, including fuel trucks, that could be spotted by satellites.

Author: 0 Latest Unemployment Numbers Are Out

Job gains and losses are estimates based on a survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of people working in SC reached another record high. Nevada, Hawaii and North Dakota enjoyed the stronger percentage job gains last month, while IN experienced a loss of 11,300 jobs, or a decline of 0.4 percent.

Global Media Key US lawmakers vow full airing of reasons for Comey firing
Author: 0 Key US lawmakers vow full airing of reasons for Comey firing

Asked by Stephanopoulos if the concerns he expressed during the campaign are proving true, Sasse said that the erosion of a shared understanding of US civic values was happening before Trump was elected. Trump and the White House have repeatedly contradicted themselves over the reasoning for Comey's firing, which took place as he led a probe into Russian influence into the USA election and potential ties to his campaign.

Author: 0 Netanyahu Orders Cabinet Ministers To Attend Trump's Welcoming Ceremony

Meanwhile, Palestinian activists are calling for a "Day of Rage" when Trump visits the West Bank on Tuesday. Trump has cultivated Abbas recently by inviting him to the White House, adding him to the Mideast trip's itinerary, and playing down early signals that he would move the USA embassy to Jerusalem , said Nimrod Novik, a longtime strategist for Israeli politicians and corporate executives.

Global Media Flynn not cooperating in Russian probe: GOP Senator
Author: 0 Flynn not cooperating in Russian probe: GOP Senator

Flynn, though his lawyer, had earlier asked for immunity from "unfair prosecution " in exchange for agreeing to cooperate with the committee. Relying on the criminal contempt statute here raises an interesting question: Would Special Counsel Robert Mueller be considered the "appropriate United States attorney" for the purposes of congressional contempt referral, since the documents subpoenaed by Congress bear on those matters which are part of his investigation? The committee is one of ...

Author: 0 Iranian President Rouhani Says Landslide Reelection Shows Voters Reject Extremism

The latest election tallies released by the Interior Ministry showed Rouhani with a commanding lead of 59 percent, with 38.9 million votes counted. The biggest prize for Rouhani's supporters is the potential to set Iran's course for decades by influencing the choice of a successor to Khamenei, who has been in power since 1989.

Global Media (B&R Forum) Malaysian PM hails fruitful China visit for Belt & Road forum
Author: 0 (B&R Forum) Malaysian PM hails fruitful China visit for Belt & Road forum

The opening ceremony was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and managing director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde while heads of Asean countries Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia and Philippines, Europe and east-Europe countries of Greece and Belarus as well as Pakistan, Sri Lanka , South Korea and Ethiopia are attending the forum.

Global Media 'I Knew Seth Rich. I Know He Was the Wikileaks Source'
Author: 0 'I Knew Seth Rich. I Know He Was the Wikileaks Source'

The tweet, published Friday, also criticized the mainstream media for continuing to blame Russian hackers for interfering in the election, the official line forwarded by the US intelligence community assessing how WikiLeaks got the emails. Gingrich, a staunch Trump supporter, replied that it would depend on the scope of the investigation before quickly shifting gears to the unsolved murder of Rich, claiming without evidence that he was "assassinated".

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

Invoking the Optional Protocol of the Vienna Convention, India had contended that the International Court of Justice has the jurisdiction to take up the Jadhav death penalty case. "The court further observes that Pakistan has indicated that any execution of Mr. Jadhav would probably not take place before the month of August 2017".

Author: 0 Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley Cup Final

The Ducks' Corey Perry was given a 10-minute misconduct penalty while Nick Ritchie received a roughing penalty for fighting Mattias Ekholm, who was given a five-minute major. They stacked the blueline and did not allow any kind of easy entry and when the Ducks tried to play chip and chase... He's a tough forward to play against.

Global Media Brazilians call for president to resign after graft charges
Author: 0 Brazilians call for president to resign after graft charges

His demand for the probe to be suspended will be examined by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The council of Brazil's Order of Lawyers, or OAB by its Brazilian acronym, voted 25 to 1 in favor of an impeachment hearing for Temer, and will file its request in the lower house of Congress in coming days, it said early on Sunday.

Author: 0 ICJ has given no order on 'consular access' for Jadhav: Aziz

Jadhav, a former navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court last month after being convicted of spying. "If they refuse to give consular access, India is also not bound by the Vienna convention, for example India can also start using the Indus river, where presently only 20 percent is being used by us", he added.

Author: 0 North Korea confirms details of missile launch

North Korea has defied all calls to rein in its nuclear and missile programs, even from China, its lone major ally, saying the weapons are needed for legitimate self-defense. "We are early in the stages of applying the economic pressure as well as the diplomatic pressure to the regime in North Korea". The missile appeared to be similar in range and maximum altitude to the midrange missile that North Korea test-fired in February, an official from South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Global Media Sweden drops rape investigation into WikiLeaks head Julian Assange
Author: 0 Sweden drops rape investigation into WikiLeaks head Julian Assange

He has been remanded in custody in absentia by Swedish authorities, who issued an arrest warrant relating to a 2010 rape allegation which Assange denies. He feared Sweden would hand him over to the United States to face prosecution over WikiLeaks' publication in 2010 of thousands of classified military documents and diplomatic cables in one of the largest information leaks in USA history.

Author: 0 Turkey demands United States fire envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds

Police said the fighting outside the Turkish ambassador's residence on Tuesday injured 11 people, including a Washington police officer, and led to two arrests for assault. Last week, the Trump administration announced that it would arm the YPG as a delegation of high-level Turkish officials was visiting Washington in advance of Erdogan's meeting with Trump.

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