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Author: 0 Venezuela once more in the grip of protests

Footage from the protests showed a few protesters wearing gas masks. "There's nothing explosive here". (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). A man peers from behind his makeshift shield carrying the Spanish messages "For my grandchildren" and "Free Venezuela " on a highway during a national sit-in against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas , Venezuela , Monday, Ma.

Author: 0 Officials Weigh In on Embassy Clash with President Erdogan's Bodyguards

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said McGurk has "the full support and backing" of Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson . The Turkish embassy's take on the situation is quite different: they're claiming that demonstrators were "affiliated with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party)" and that they "began aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the President".

Author: 0 Syria, Russia condemn US-led coalition strike

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said America's role in Syria's conflict was unchanged. They were potentially probing to see how close they could get to At Tanf, an anonymous U.S. In this case, an official told The Associated Press, Russia tried multiple times to contact the Syrian forces. Coalition officials initially tried to stem the advance of the Syrian military convoy with a series of warning shots and USA aircraft carrying out a low flyover above the convoy in a show of force.

Author: 0 Russian Federation 'brazenly interfered' in USA election: Former CIA chief

Mr. Brennan described a previously undisclosed warning he made to his counterpart in Russian intelligence , Alexander Bortnikov , the head of the Russian FSB service, not to interfere in the US election in an August phone call. Brennan also said he believes that Russian intelligence officials "will try to exploit elections" and present a "serious" threat. They're protesting what they say is Trump administration's slow cooperation on the Russian Federation investigations.

Author: 0 White House Says Hearings Show No Evidence of Russia-Trump Campaign Collusion

Brennan said he was one of the first U.S. officials to warn Moscow about its activities and to cease efforts to affect the election's outcome. The White House has refused to comment on the reports, but Trump has previously denied that there was any collusion between his campaign and the Russian government.

Author: 0 Trump asked NSA director to knock down FBI's Russia investigation

Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last week to lead the investigation into interference in the presidential election and any possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Both the NSA and Coats' office declined comment to both NBC News and the Post . He also said that if he is called before an investigative committee, such as the Senate Intelligence Committee, "I certainly will provide them with what I know and what I don't know".

Global Media Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain
Author: 0 Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain

Expressing optimism that a peace deal could finally be brokered to end the almost 70-year-old conflict and suggested a resolution may not be hard to obtain it. "But with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal". Before Trump arrived for his speech, hard-line Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett told reporters, he was pleased Trump had not mentioned the two-state solution.

Global Media Geely poised to buy major stake in Lotus parent Proton
Author: 0 Geely poised to buy major stake in Lotus parent Proton

DRB-Hicom Bhd has requested for trading suspension with effect from 9am tomorrow (May 24) pending the release of a material announcement. "This deal will be the catalyst to elevate a brand that Malaysians resonate with", said Syed Faisal. Proton's right hand drive production facilities will be used by Geely to help the Chinese giant spread its reach across southeast Asia. The company already owns Volvo , a popular brand in Europe.

Author: 0 North Korea fires midrange missile in its latest test

On Sunday, North Korea launched a medium-range ballistic missile just hours before President Trump delivered a major speech in Saudi Arabia. The missile travelled about 310 miles before landing in the Pacific Ocean. The US, South Korea and Japan sharply denounced the launch and jointly requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the matter.

Author: 0 Trump, Abbas meet in Bethlehem

It's not easy, but we agree with him - peace is possible. His visit to Saudi Arabia, and speech to leaders from over 50 majority-Muslim countries on Sunday, is reflective of that. Dr. Mitchell Bard is the author/editor of 24 books including the 2017 edition of Myths and Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict, The Arab Lobby, and the novel After Anatevka: Tevye in Palestine.

Author: 0 Marking difference with U.S., France urges dialogue with Iran

He added that it was Iran's allies in Lebanon , Syria and Iraq that had been leading the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group and other militants. "The problem is that the Americans do not know our region and those who advise United States officials are misleading them", said Mr Rouhani, who easily defeated hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi in last Friday's presidential election.

Author: 0 North Korea says it will mass-produce ballistic missile

SEOUL , South Korea North Korea today fired a medium-range missile, USA and South Korean officials said, in the latest ballistics test for a country speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles. Council members reiterated the importance of maintaining peace and stability on the peninsula and in the region and expressed their commitment "to a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the situation".

Author: 0 Beijing skips comment on Duterte's war threat claim

Relations between China and the Philippines have warmed considerably since Duterte came to power past year as he has courted Chinese investment and distanced his country from traditional ally the United States . "Please do not do that because that is ours", Duterte further quoted Xi as saying. However, the president did not say that because he knows that the United States will not help the Philippines against China , according to Daria Panarina, an expert at the Institute for Oriental ...

Author: 0 North Korea fires medium-range missile in latest test

Pyongyang carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches previous year, which led to two United Nations sanctions resolutions. North Korea has long claimed that its development of nuclear weapons is a deterrent against what it calls Washington's hostile policy toward it.

Global Media Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor
Author: 0 Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor

Asked whether Republicans were united in opposition to the cuts, Graham said, "I think enough of us are". "It is pushing the envelope". -The elderly: Trump's budget plan does not address Social Security or Medicare benefits for retirees, even though both programs are on track to become insolvent in the coming decades.

Author: 0 Manchester, U.K.: 22 Killed in Concert Arena Attack Claimed by ISIS

The visit follows an initial leg in Saudi Arabia, where he urged Islamic leaders to confront extremism. "There are many things that can happen now that could never have happened before", Trump said during the visit. "So many young handsome innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life". Trump also visited Yad Vashem, Israel's national Holocaust memorial, on Tuesday.

Global Media Times Square killer driver is US Navy vet with drinking problem
Author: 0 Times Square killer driver is US Navy vet with drinking problem

Police say the man, Richard Rojas, 26 , also told responding officers Thursday after he crashed his Honda Accord into protective barriers that he had smoked marijuana laced with PCP - also known as angel dust. There is no indication the incident, which unfolded just before noon, was an act of terrorism, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials said.

Author: 0 Manchester bombing: Residents open their homes, offer help to victims

David Videcette, a former Metropolitan Police detective who investigated the London attacks, told AFP that the jihadist group would have carefully chosen the target in Manchester . "What should have been a superb evening", Lunt said, "is now just frightful". But the sense of independence Grande so often preached in her music was stolen from them, they said, in an attack that seemed to capitalize on their joy and their youthful devotion to one of their favorite stars.

Global Media 'Peace Is A Choice,' Trump Says During Appearance With Palestinian Leader
Author: 0 'Peace Is A Choice,' Trump Says During Appearance With Palestinian Leader

Trump and Francis had to say about each other during the presidential campaign a year ago. "Today we reaffirm the unbreakable bond of friendship between Israel and the United States". He was not accompanied by any Israeli leaders during the visit . On a visit to the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem, the president and first lady Melania Trump laid a wreath on a stone slab under which ashes from some of those killed in concentration camps are buried.

Global Media Trump denies telling Russians that Israel was source of classified intelligence
Author: 0 Trump denies telling Russians that Israel was source of classified intelligence

Administration officials have said Trump didn't identify the source of the information in the meeting. The president's unsolicited aside after his meeting with Netanyahu makes it nearly impossible to believe otherwise. Trump is also the first president to visit Israel this early during his presidency. Trump arrived in Tel Aviv for a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories and as he tried to take his wife's hand on a red carpet on the tarmac at Ben-Gurion International ...

Author: 0 Saudi, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

According to the USA president, the war against that scourge is a battle between good and evil, rather than a clash of civilizations. It has nothing to do with country. Trump spoke to more than 50 Muslim and Arab leaders. The pictures were taken while Trump - on a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe - along with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited a new Saudi center for combating extremism.

Global Media Trump promises quick nomination of new Federal Bureau of Investigation chief
Author: 0 Trump promises quick nomination of new Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

The White House, hoping to encourage Kennedy to step aside, has sent signals meant to coax him into leaving the bench when the Court's current term ends in June. McQuade joins Stephen Henderson on Detroit Today to discuss the Comey's ouster from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But if there is to be an independent investigator, he should look into other questions.

Global Media Turkey slams United States arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight
Author: 0 Turkey slams United States arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight

For its part, the YPG praised on Wednesday the "historic" United States decision to arm its fighters battling ISIL and said it expected to play a stronger and more influential role in what it called the fight against "terrorism". Their half-hour conversation took place before an worldwide conference on Somalia , and Mattis said he had no doubt the US and Turkey would "work this out with due consideration and significant attention paid to Turkey's security, to NATO's security and the ...

Author: 0 Trump meets Palestine President, urges resumption of peace talks

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated today, to his USA counterpart Donald Trump , his commitment to reaching a historic peace agreement with Israel. But in his public remarks, Trump steered clear of any such language, and did not mention what has been the goal of U.S. diplomacy for two decades: a state of Israel and an independent Palestinian state co-existing side-by-side.

Author: 0 Special Counsel Robert Mueller is working on operation budget for probe

Trump asked both the director of national intelligence and the director of the National Security Agency to make the statement, and both declined, the former official said, . Days later, The New York Times reported that Trump told Russian diplomats in an Oval Office meeting that his firing of Comey, whom he called a "nut job", had taken "great pressure" off him with regard to Russia.

Author: 0 James Comey agrees to testify in open Senate hearing

Republican U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona told " Fox News Sunday" he was left "speechless" by reports of Trump's remarks about Comey in the May 10 meeting with Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister and Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States."I don't know how to read it except that, I'm nearly speechless because I don't know why someone would say something like that", McCain said, adding that the president should never have met with the Russian ...

Author: 0 Chaffetz: Leakers Should Be 'Put In Jail'

Tom Graves (R., Ga.) said. Chaffetz says he will resign from Congress. U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz speaks with reporters at his home Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Alpine, Utah. "And a lot of people will never ever believe that, but that is the truth". "But that is the truth". I don't care who it is, Democrat or Republican, you can not have that happen.

Author: 0 Trump Channels Game Show Host To Achieve Middle East Peace

He did not weigh in Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem or even whether the U.S. would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory. In both Saudi Arabia and Israel , Trump lambasted Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism. "I'm telling you, that's what I do, they are ready to reach for peace".

Author: 0 Why Trump's promise to move USA embassy to Jerusalem is so controversial

He arrives in Israel on Monday after stopping first in Riyadh, while his Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt landed in Israel on Thursday to prepare for the president's visit. Trump, who is now in Saudi Arabia for his first worldwide trip since taking office in January, will arrive in Israel on Monday and meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu where the two are expected to discuss prospects for peace negotiations and security issues.

Author: 0 South Korea fires warning shots at North after `drone´ crosses border

However, imposing sanctions on Chinese enterprises may provoke a backlash from the Chinese government, leading to a situation in which China ceases to cooperate on North Korean issues. "The Trump administration would be well advised to lend an ear to the voices of concern that are heard from the US and the global community", the North's Minju Joson newspaper said in a commentary Sunday.

Global Media Defiant Assange says will not 'forgive and forget'
Author: 0 Defiant Assange says will not 'forgive and forget'

The Ecuadorian government is to step up efforts to allow Mr Assange to continue his asylum in its country after Sweden's Director of Public Prosecutions Marianne Ny said she had chose to "discontinue" her investigation. Assange had disputed the allegations and argued that he risked being extradited from Sweden to the United States and tried for espionage. According to a message from WikiLeaks on the social network twitter , the United Kingdom refuses to "confirm or deny" if it already ...

Author: 0 Melania Trump appears to swat Donald Trump's hand away

Chairman of the Knesset Affairs and Defense Committee MK Avi Dichter hailed President Trump's statements about the connection of the Jewish people to the land of Israel , in light of the attempts by the Palestinians and other countries in the world to falsify the history of Jerusalem and Israel .

Author: 0 UK PM May says threat level raised to "critical" after Manchester attack

Morrissey was in his hometown last night, celebrating his birthday, when he got word of last night's terrorist attack at Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people. "Outraged & angry about this cowardly terror attack on a crowd of young people". It is not yet known if any Australians were caught up in the attack.

Author: 0 Senate intel issues 2 new subpoenas related to Flynn

Investigators also have questions about contacts between the Russians and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "While we disagree with Gen. Burr and Warner said Tuesday that they also sent a letter to Flynn's attorney seeking the legal rationale for his refusal to comply with their investigation.

Author: 0 White House lawyers research impeachment procedures

White House lawyers have started researching impeachment procedures in case they are forced to fend off attempts to remove President Donald Trump from office, according to a CNN report published Friday. The White House has since denied the accuracy of the report, stating simply that "it's not true". The reported research on behalf of the White House is a part of the legal team's current attempt to defend the president.

Author: 0 Trump Denies Israel Was Source Of Intelligence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked to join Trump on his visit of the Western Wall, but was rebuffed. The White House said Trump was being updated on the attacks in Manchester, England, by his national security team. President Donald Trump , in Israel for the second leg of his first trip overseas as president, seemed to confirm that the classified intelligence he reportedly shared with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov indeed came from Israel.

Author: 0 Philippines' Duterte leaves for 4-day visit to Russia

All his rockets are crashing. China's government on Monday did not directly comment on Duterte's version of the leaders' conversation, but said it would "work with the Philippines to peacefully resolve disputes through friendly consultation".

Global Media Texas House passes 'bathroom bill' restricting transgender student access
Author: 0 Texas House passes 'bathroom bill' restricting transgender student access

Texas this year considered two other bills that would have required people to use bathrooms according to their biological sex in all publicly owned buildings, not just schools. Texas Republicans are moving to weaken a voter ID law and send it to Gov. Greg Abbott after a judge twice ruled that the original version deliberately tried to suppress minority voters.

Author: 0 Palestinians underwhelmed by Trump's West Bank visit

Trump is meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday in the West Bank's biblical city of Bethlehem. I look forward to working closely with you to confront the dangers we face together in this violent and volatile Middle East. The president spoke about signs he's sees that both sides are serious about wanting peace between their peoples. Trump initially sparked deep concern among Palestinians when he backed away from the long USA commitment to a two-state solution to the conflict.

Global Media Manchester bombing victim, 8, was
Author: 0 Manchester bombing victim, 8, was "a lovely little girl"

Another user tweeted , "Everyone pls share this, my little sister Emma was at the Ari concert tonight in #Manchester and she isn't answering her phone, pls help me", alongside a picture of a blonde-haired girl with flowers in her hair. According to TMZ , Grande has made a decision to indefinitely suspend her world tour following the tragic event. And police confirmed children are among the dead following the sickening scenes.

Author: 0 Anti-Border Wall Pope Francis to Meet President Trump - Behind Vatican Wall

They had no official engagements on Tuesday evening. Trump and the pontiff have already clashed at a distance on issues including migration and climate change. He has spent the last two days in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017.

Author: 0 Trump calls Manchester Arena attack perpetrators 'evil losers'

A banner hung in the city said "the city of peace welcomes the man of peace" along with photos of Abbas and Trump. While both Netanyahu and Abbas have made positive noises about their readiness to negotiate, both also face domestic constraints on their freedom to manoeuvre and strike a deal.

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