President Donald Trump ended a visit to Tehran's arch-foe Saudi Arabia where arms deals worth nearly $110 billion were signed. Iranian state television reported Monday that Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani , a son of the influential late former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, won more than 1.7 million votes to come in first among the candidates.
He also reportedly said, "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". President Donald Trump , with Thursday morning tweets, denounced the Department of Justice's appointment of a special counsel to oversee the FBI investigation into Russian meddling as part of "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history".
Nicolas Hulot is a prominent environmental campaigner and documentary journalist whose television series promotes environmentalism while showing off handsome landscapes. Macron's cabinet picks are being seen as an attempt to transcend the left-right divide, a theme he reiterated through his campaign. The announcement of the government was delayed by 24-hours on Tuesday, officially due to the need to carry out more extensive screening of candidates, but which might also have been down to ...
Police said: "Emergency services are now responding to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena". Home Secretary Amber Rudd called the incident "a barbaric attack, deliberately targeting some of the most vulnerable in our society - young people and children out at a pop concert".
Still, no publication pointed fingers at President Trump for mentioning " Israel ". Trump first visited Saudi Arabia where he called on Muslims to combat extremism , and from Israel he will head to Rome where he will meet Pope Francis.
Trump visited the wall as part of his first trip overseas as president, which includes stops at important sites for Christians, Muslims and Jews. Meetings between Trump and Netanyahu concluded on Monday with Trump promising to help broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, but gave little indication of how he could revive negotiations that collapsed in 2014.
President Donald Trump's switch to an "America First" agenda. Specifically, the TPP nations said they are looking to address their "concern about protectionism"; meanwhile, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer used APEC to hold one-on-one meetings with nations to form bilateral trade deals.
Merkel said her party would now gear up for the national campaign. "I am convinced that for the past seven years, step by step, we have helped this state move forward", Kraft said in the state capital, Düsseldorf. SPD leader Schulz admitted a "crashing defeat" for his party, since his party lost 8.2 percent of the ballots compared to the 2012 election. The CDU unseated the SPD in North Rhine-Westphalia in May 2005, prompting a snap federal election.
Now the incumbent B.C. Liberals hold 43 seats, the NDP have 41 and B.C. Greens have three seats. "Tonight is the beginning of something very different", Clark told a subdued crowd at a downtown Vancouver hotel in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
A senior intelligence official said Trump's goal was to "muddy the waters" about the scope of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe at a time when Democrats were ramping up their calls for the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel , a step announced last week.
But he never was accused of naming Israel , just of revealing enough details that could lead others to that realization. "It's never been better". It has not been reported - as Mr. After the news emerged, Trump took to Twitter to insist he had the "absolute right" to share "facts pertaining.to terrorism and airline flight safety" with Russian Federation.
But he faces a tall order to convert his victory into the majority he needs to implement his ambitious agenda of labour, welfare and education reforms. In late March, Valls declared his support for Macron rather than for the candidate of his own Socialist Party (PS), Benoit Hamon, who ended up eliminated in the first round of the presidential election.
Baja also expressed doubts that the code of conduct that is being crafted to address the territorial dispute in the South China Sea could resolve the decades-long conflict in the region. It has not conducted any freedom-of-navigation operations, or sail-bys using warships, in the South China Sea this year, making it all the more hard for ASEAN to stand up to Beijing .
The council members have agreed to "take further significant measures including sanctions" to compel North Korea to alter its actions and end its "highly destabilizing behavior". Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Tuesday. U.S. President Donald Trump has said he wants South Korea to pay for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system which detected Sunday's test launch.
Netanyahu hopes that Trump can help formalize Israel's clandestine cooperation with the Gulf states before a peace deal with the Palestinians is reached. and Iran's leaders routinely call for Israel's destruction. Trump's next stop is Rome, where he arrives Tuesday evening. The status of Jerusalem is ultra-sensitive and has been among the most hard issues in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, stalled since April 2014.
Trump , on his first trip overseas since taking office in January, is seeking progress toward what he has called the "ultimate deal" - a peace pact between Israelis and Palestinians. When Americans see their President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, they miss the sassy chemistry which was seen between former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama.
These charges carry much harsher penalties. Sessions' directive counters a national trend to eliminate some of the most severe sentencing policies adopted during the 1980's era war on drugs . "It is dumb on crime ", he said in a statement . " Mandatory minimum sentences have unfairly and disproportionately incarcerated too many minorities for too long".
The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack . The group said in a statement published on its social media channels that "one of the caliphate's soldiers placed bombs among the crowds", and threatened more attacks.
Shi'ite Muslim majority Iran and Sunni-led Saudi Arabia have always been bitter rivals in the region, with each accusing the other of attempting to undermine competing branches of Islam. "The Iranian regime represents the tip of the spear of global terrorism", the king said . "You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower", he said in a jibe at the billion-dollar deals signed between Trump and the Saudi government.
It has also left 59 people injured. "We are doing all that we can to support them", he continued. Her family say she has not been seen since just before the attack began at the Manchester Arena. The area around the arena was swamped with police and emergency services and approach roads were closed. Mrs May said she will be travelling to Manchester later today.
But Trump's team has allotted no longer than 30 minutes to Yad Vashem , citing the busy schedule of his 27-hour stay in Israel . A reporter for the Times of Israel quickly took the president to task. Trump was accompanied by his wife, Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law and Middle East adviser Jared Kushner as well as the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara.
In the days following James Comey's revelation that the FBI was investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, President Trump asked his head of the NSA and his director of national intelligence to deny there was any evidence of such collusion.
The so-called Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, which also wounded 59 people, many of whom are still being treated for "life-threatening conditions" according to Prime Minister Theresa May. Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy confirmed to CNN that Callander, who was a student at the school between the ages of 11 and 16, was among the dead.
After receiving a warm welcome by Saudi Arabia's leadership, many in the establishment media did not expect him to have as positive a reception in Israel. But obstacles have emerged that may complicate the relationship between the White House and the Israel. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner visits the Western Wall, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem .
Netanyahu was fresh from quarrels within his coalition government over how much Israel is prepared to compromise for peace, and wary of the deals the U.S. "The focus is on how upsetting it'd be to Palestinians if the United States recognized Jerusalem as the Jewish capital", Oren said. Trump is meeting in Bethlehem with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to talk about resuming long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Trump was referring to his May 10 meeting at the White House with Russia's Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov . "I have come to this sacred and ancient land to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between the United States and the state of Israel". Trump heads to the Vatican after his two-day visit here, and the White House argues that his visit to holy sites of three of the world's major religions demonstrates his commitment to religious tolerance and peace.
The Israeli prime minister has been one of only a few heads of state who have expressed strong support for Trump's policies. Rather, it said the information Trump shared "had been provided by a US partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the USA government, officials said".
Given expectations for a seasonal pick-up in demand during the second half of this year, the reduction in the global overhang of stocks should start to become more visible, supporting crude oil prices , the head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank Ole Hansen said Sunday.
Trump's request reportedly came after the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director confirmed the probe before the House Intelligence Committee, and both Coats and Rogers declined Trump's requests. Giuffra, a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell in NY, is the coordinating counsel for Volkswagen, which has admitted to cheating on emissions tests in the United States.
Five people were killed on Tuesday when two explosives-packed vehicles blew up near minority neighbourhoods in Syria , in incidents claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. The city, once known as the capital of the revolution, has been devastated by the war. Along with the four killed, Syrian state TV said 30 people were wounded in the explosion.
U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz speaks with reporters at his home Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Alpine, Utah. Rep. Jason Chaffetz will announce Thursday that he will resign from Congress next month, Politico reported . Since 2015, the Utahn has led the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, a position that gained increasing political visibility throughout the Obama administration.
Following a private meeting with Abbas, Trump was expected to make remarks about the deadly explosion in Manchester, England. Israeli troops load the body of a Palestinian who was shot and killed after he attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Monday, May 22, 2017 .
Authorities on Sunday sentenced Qassim to a suspended one-year jail term for illegal fundraising and money laundering. A court previous year stripped him of his citizenship, sparking repeated sit-ins outside his residence in Diraz. His supporters deny the allegations and called his trial politically motivated. Bahrain put down the protests with the help of forces from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
North Korean state media reported the election of the South's new left-leaning president Moon Jae-In after a two-day delay, but at unusual length. The talks involve both South and North Korea , Russia, the United States, Japan and China. The six-party talks on ending North Korea's nuclear ambitions have been stalled since late 2008, largely due to a North Korean boycott. He told Xi the ultimate goal of sanctions was to persuade North Korea to engage in dialogue about abolishing its ...
Since his ouster, Flynn has been one of the central figures in the case addressing potential collusion between the Kremlin and President Donald Trump's campaign. But Senate Judiciary Committee leaders - who also wanted Comey to testify before their panel in the wake of his dismissal - criticized the former director's decision to appear only before the Intelligence Committee.
Netanyahu to take a tougher stance", the New York Times wrote. "The United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon - never ever - and must cease its deadly funding and training of terrorists and militias".
The identity of the person behind the attack has not yet been revealed. She added that she will be visiting Manchester today. Authorities say it was a terrorist attack, carried out by a man who died at Manchester Arena. "There were thousands of people trying to get out at once". "We ran out", Robinson told Reuters . The Dangerous Woman Tour started in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 3 and she was joined by British pop stars Little Mix during a spell in the US.
Still, Israeli officials weren't exactly comfortable that Trump "spoke incessantly about his meetings in Saudi Arabia and said that the Arab world wants peace". Trump will be the only one of the four United States presidents not to visit the Church of the Nativity while in the biblical city. "For the first time in many years, and in my lifetime, I see potential for change", Netanyahu added.
Trump said , speaking in an ornate, multi-chandeliered room. In a carefully worded speech delivered at a gathering of about 50 leaders of Muslim-majority countries, Trump did not use his signature phrase " radical Islamic terrorism ", a term he often used during his campaign for the USA president.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday expressed her "sorrow and horror" over the bomb attack in Manchester , vowing that Germany will stand by Britain in the fight against terror. Some 400 officers were deployed overnight to help with the investigation. "We can confirm there was an incident as people were leaving the Ariana Grande show last night", it said.
Police were called to reports of an explosion at the Manchester Arena at 10.33pm, shortly after United States singer Ariana Grande had finished her performance. The attack was carried out by a lone male suicide bomber who detonated an improvised explosive device. Campaigning for Britain's June 8 election was suspended.
Trump has denied he asked Comey to end the investigation. She mentioned his former work in Russia, his marriage to a Russian woman and his work for "Gazprom-Media to improve Putin's image in the United States". 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.
This week, Trump called the investigations a "witch hunt", in addition to releasing an official statement saying he looks forward to the "matter concluding quickly". Congressional investigators have requested copies of Comey's memos and testimony from Comey himself. In that case, Comey would be a witness and Mueller will likely interview him as part of the probe.
Over the past years , the U.S. administration had expressed its support for the two-state solution; however, Trump announced recently in a joint press conference with Netanyahu that he was "looking into either the two-state or one-state solution".
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed questions over whether the administration is considering a change in policy, after top officials offered conflicting views. The visit raised questions about whether the US would indicate the site is Israeli territory. For his part, Netanyahu avoided the intelligence controversy.
US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions has said Mr Assange's arrest was a priority. She maintained that she never meant to hurt United States interests, and her sentence was commuted by outgoing former President Barack Obama in January, who called the punishment "very disproportionate" to the crime.
Mr Trump, who generated controversy with his push to ban many Muslims from entering the USA, described the fight against terrorism as a battle between good and evil rather than a clash of civilisations. Drive them out of your holy lands, and drive them out of this earth, ' he trumpeted. Drive them out of your communities. Trump said that he stands before the Arab-American Islamic Summit as a representative of the American people to convey a message of love, friendship and hope.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speculated Trump was probably happy to get out of town - "and a lot of us are glad he's leaving for a few days". Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner, the top Republican and Democrat on the intelligence panel, said in a statement they were disappointed by Flynn's decision, but would "vigorously pursue" his testimony and documents related to the investigation.
The court order concerns 88 bank accounts in Jammeh's name or those of his associates, Tambadou said, along with 14 companies linked to the former strongman. The Daily Observer, Foroyaa and The Voice newspapers also reported on the freezing of former President's assets and other burning issues. While the former Gambian president had always been suspected of using the state's purse for his own gain, Monday's hearing marked the first time the new government had put an exact figure on what it ...
Mr Walker said the explosion was by the door in the foyer, next to the merchandise, and that glass and metal nuts were left on the floor. People were coming out of the hall when the explosion took place. Grande said she was "broken" by the incident but she was not harmed. "I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for their bravery and professionalism in dealing with last night's appalling events".