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Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to compromise for peace

Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to compromise for peace

It's between us and occupation. Much of central and southern Jerusalem was shut down to allow the presidential motorcade of around 60 vehicles to make its way from Trump's hotel to the town, just eight km (five miles) to the south. Standing alongside Trump, Abbas, 82 and in the 12th year of his original five-year term, said he was determined to deliver an agreement for all Palestinians, although he did not provide any substance on how such an objective could be achieved, reported Reuters . Read More

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North Korea says it's ready to mass-produce new missile after latest test

Last week, North Korea repeated a vow to strengthen its nuclear strike capability as long as the United States maintains its "hostile policy" toward the country. U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood responded that it was "ridiculous" to claim North Korea's actions were legal. "First and foremost it is important to implement the Security Council resolutions in a comprehensive way", Liu said. Read More

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Valls Supports Macron's Movement

Valls Supports Macron's Movement

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. Half of his candidates for the 577 seats up for grabs in the general election will be newcomers to politics, he has said. Last December, Valls was replaced as prime minister by Bernard Cazeneuve , who in his previous role as interior minister had overseen France's reaction to jihadist attacks. Read More

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Donald Trump's wife Melania rejects his affectionate advance

Donald Trump's wife Melania rejects his affectionate advance

Melania Trump appeared to avoid holding Donald Trump's hand for the second day in a row. The moment was caught on camera by a local news organisation, and has gone around the world. A #FreeMelania or #SaveMelania campaign was run on Twitter in January when cameras captured Melania Trump's smile turning into a frown the moment Donald Trump looked away from her. Read More

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China's top diplomat says hopes South Korea can resolve THAAD issue

China's top diplomat says hopes South Korea can resolve THAAD issue

South Korean special envoy Lee Hae-chan, left, passes on a hand-written letter from South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Friday, M. The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) reports that 227,811 Chinese visitors made their way to South Korea in April, a 66-percent decrease from the 682,318 travelers recorded a year ago. Read More

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World leaders react to Manchester bombing

Chris Upton , the head teacher at Saffie's school, said in a statement , "Saffie was simply a handsome little girl in every aspect of the word". "Like many others I have been horrified by the news from Manchester ", he said. Sharing a snap of herself with Ariana , Miley Cyrus wrote on Instagram: "Wishing I could give my friend @arianagrande a great big hug right now... Read More

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Trump willing to 'make peace' with Pyongyang

Trump willing to 'make peace' with Pyongyang

Moon's envoy to Washington, South Korean media mogul Hong Seok-hyun, said Trump spoke of the willing to use "engagement" to create peace on the Korean peninsula, Yonhap news quoted Hong as saying. "President Trump talked largely about the big picture and stressed that we can achieve an outcome through the strong unity of the alliance and worldwide cooperation", Hong said. Read More

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Dan Coats Says ISIS Threat Is Real; No Comment On Russia Investigation

The committee was set to hear testimony from Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , one of the officials Trump reportedly requested to cooperate in silencing information about the issue. "I have made my position clear on that to this administration and I intend to maintain that position". Officials said such memos could be made available to both the special counsel now overseeing the Russian Federation investigation and congressional investigators, who might explore whether Trump ... Read More

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Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify publicly before lawmakers

Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify publicly before lawmakers

The memo focused on Comey's handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private server while in office. But Trump pulled him into an embrace and Comey didn't reciprocate. "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation". Read More

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What is known about suspected Manchester attacker Abedi

Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility yesterday for the bombing at Manchester Arena, the deadliest terrorist attack in Britain since 2005, which claimed 22 lives, left dozens injured and 59 in hospital. "I was a student [in Manchester] when the last bomb happened, so there was a generation of people for whom an experience like this isn't totally new", says Adrian Smith , 49, a health worker from north Manchester. Read More

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Moon Seeks to Mend China Ties Over Thaad in Call With Xi

Moon Seeks to Mend China Ties Over Thaad in Call With Xi

As he took the oath of office today, Moon Jae-in said he was open to visiting Pyongyang under the right conditions to discuss its nuclear program. Beijing also has its own issues with Seoul . Xi also stressed in his May 10 telegram that 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Seoul and Beijing. Suga refused to confirm whether Moon told Abe that south Korea's public has difficulty accepting a 2015 agreement and Japan's compensation over the wartime sexual abuse ... Read More

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Senate Intel Continues To Pursue Flynn Documents In Russia Probe

US President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn will refuse to hand over documents to the Senate to clarify his contacts with Russian Federation, local media reported . Cummings said he found it hard to understand how Flynn could have characterized his dinner with Putin as "insubstantial contact". Mr Cummings said Defense Department officials have confirmed that the report of investigation isn't classified but it contains information the department wouldn't ... Read More

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Trump makes historic visit to Western Wall

Trump makes historic visit to Western Wall

Israel has occupied East Jerusalem since the Six-Day War in 1967 and claims the whole city as its united capital. During a press conference Monday in Jerusalem , President Donald Trump said he never mentioned Israel as the source of intelligence about the Islamic State he shared in a meeting with Russian Federation. Read More

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Top official says US hasn't verified IS claim on Manchester

WASHINGTON (AP ) - Members of key congressional committees are pledging a full public airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted amid an intensifying investigation into Russia's interference with the US election. Current and former officials said either Trump lacks an understanding of the FBI's role as an independent law enforcement agency or does not care about maintaining such boundaries. Read More

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Key lawmakers vow full airing of reasons behind Comey firing

The senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee sent a letter to Rep. Jason Chaffetz , chair of that committee, relating those discrepancies. Flynn's decision was the second time he has declined to cooperate with requests for documents from the Senate committee. The letter says that the current context of the Senate's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election threatens that "any testimony he provides could be used against him". Read More

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Iran says dialogue, peaceful means key to solving Syria issue

Iran says dialogue, peaceful means key to solving Syria issue

Washington last week imposed new sanctions on Iran, over its ballistic missile programme. Rouhani's response came in his press conference on Monday, after winning re-election with a firm 57% of the vote. "The people conveyed to the world that they are ready to cooperate with the global community based on mutual respect and common interests". It has said it backs Trump's call to strengthen the monitoring of the deal, but has reassured France's commitment to its implementation, including ... Read More

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BC has first minority government in 65 years

With three seats, the Green party holds the balance of power in the legislature - a remarkable position for Weaver after becoming the first Green elected four years ago. Lyle said in retrospect, he feels NDP leader John Horgan's campaign slogan "This isn't as good as it gets" resonated with Lower Mainland voters in particular while the Liberal leader Christy Clark ran on a message of being a fiscal success running government so vote for them again failed to excite those same voters. Read More

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Obama floors Trump in internet comparison

Obama floors Trump in internet comparison

Bush's visit in 2008 also lasted longer and included a tour of the museum. "They have thrived. They have become so successful in so many places, and they have enlightened the world", he said. For our sons and daughters are not born to hate, they are taught to hate. More than 20 people were killed by an apparent suicide bomber. "So many young, attractive innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers in life", Trump said, echoing the theme he presented during his ... Read More

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TPP goes ahead without Washington

The Pacific Rim trade ministers meeting in Vie. While many suggested the trade pact would end after Donald Trump moved to withdraw the USA from the deal, ministers of the remaining 11 countries have announced it will push ahead. The TPP was seen as a mechanism to counter China's economic clout. She added that Japan wants to remove references to the US without changes to the rest of the TPP text, thus leaving open the possibility of the US rejoining the agreement in the future, a ... Read More

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MacArthur Resigns From Moderate Tuesday Group Co-Chair Post

MacArthur Resigns From Moderate Tuesday Group Co-Chair Post

MacArthur announced his resignation in remarks before the Tuesday Group. Fifteen of those Republicans are in the Tuesday Group and argued that the measure went too far in diminishing health care coverage for people. Mark Meadows . "More than half of the no votes for the (American Health Care Act) came from Tuesday Group members, despite nearly every one of our members voting numerous times to repeal the (Affordable Care Act)". Read More

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Sir Roger Moore, Known For James Bond Role, Dead At 89

Sir Roger Moore, Known For James Bond Role, Dead At 89

In a statement posted on the actor's official social media accounts it was revealed that Moore had passed away in Switzerland after a "short but fearless battle with cancer ". In the early 1970s, he starred on the ABC series " The Persuaders! " as a Templar-like crime fighter opposite Tony Curtis's brash American cohort. He went on to become a real-life hero as an ambassador for UNICEF, even as he downplayed his own talents. Read More

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Willdo everything to achieve Israel-Palestinian peace deal

Willdo everything to achieve Israel-Palestinian peace deal

USA president Donald Trump said he never mentioned "the word or the name Israel " during a recent conversation with top Russian diplomats. "During my travels I have seen many hopeful signs that lead me to believe that we can truly achieve a more hopeful future for people of this religion and for people of all faiths and all beliefs and frankly all over the world", Trump said, delivering remarks Monday evening alongside Netanyahu . Read More

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In updated count, NDP lead by 101 votes in Courtenay-Comox

In updated count, NDP lead by 101 votes in Courtenay-Comox

Earlier Tuesday afternoon, Benninger was ahead of Leonard by 3 votes. The NDP originally won the riding by nine votes. If the Liberals win the riding, it will give the party the seat needed to form a majority government. Elections BC is now in the process of counting absentee ballots in every riding across the province, including 2,077 that were cast in Courtenay-Comox. Read More

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