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China's initiative promises new route to open trade

The South Asian nation - the world's fastest growing major economy and Asia's third biggest - chose not to attend the gathering, where China laid out its plan to connect almost 70 countries through a series of global trade pacts, inspired by the ancient Silk Road trading route. [Full Article...]

Israel Demands White House Explain Envoy's Comment on Western Wall

When pressed by Netanyahu's office whether Trump would stop at the Western Wall located in East Jerusalem , a US official in the delegation told Netanyahu's office, "What are you talking about?" Netanyahu's remarks were made after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told " Meet the Press " on Sunday that Donald Trump is still considering the effects of moving the USA embassy to Jerusale... [Full Article...]

Iran reformist drops out of election, supports Rouhani

They were joined by well-known artists and sportsmen who have overwhelmingly thrown their support behind the president for a second term. "I will vote for Mr Rouhani in the presidential election", Jahangiri said as he announced he was withdrawing his candidacy. [Full Article...]

United Nations Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea's missile test

United Nations Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea's missile test The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, said on ABC television that the United States has been working well with China and raised the possibility that new sanctions against North Korea could include oil imports. North Korea is banned from developing nuclear and missile technology under United Nations sanctions. Last week the South elected a new president, Moon Jae-In, who advocates recon... [Full Article...]

Confederate Jefferson Davis Statue Removed

Confederate Jefferson Davis Statue Removed A statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis was dismantled overnight in New Orleans , the second of four Confederate monuments slated for removal by Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration. " These monuments have stood not as historic or educational markets of our legacy of slavery and segregation but in celebration of it ", said Landrieu in a press release. [Full Article...]

Trump Urged to Prod Erdogan on Human Rights

Trump Urged to Prod Erdogan on Human Rights Turkey fears that weapons supplied to the YPG will end up in the hands of the PKK — which has led a three-decade long insurgency in Turkey, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths. If the alliance is to be overshadowed we'll have to sort things out for ourselves", Erdogan said on Sunday. "In my opinion, the United States of America should not be an incubation center for FETO", he said. [Full Article...]

White House: Trump staffer's Western Wall comment does not reflect administration policy

They want a state based on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as their capital, something Netanyahu has resisted. "What better time could there be to announce the relocation of the USA embassy to Jerusalem than when you are over here celebrating with our Israeli friends this very important 50th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem ?" he said. [Full Article...]

Pope leads thousands in prayer at Portugal shrine

Pope leads thousands in prayer at Portugal shrine The siblings and their cousin, Lucia, reported that on March 13, 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared to them while they grazed their sheep. The siblings died two years after the visions during Europe's Spanish flu pandemic. Despite his personal doubts, the pope said that the "spiritual and pastoral facts can not be denied: People go there and convert, people who find God, who change their lives". [Full Article...]

Immediately suspend Jadhav's death sentence: India appeals at ICJ

After the verdict, India moved to the International Court of Justice against the death sentence and termed the conviction in its application as "egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations". World renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Monday carved a larger-than-life sculpture of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav at Puri beach in Odisha to seek justice for the former Na... [Full Article...]

Erdogan Visits US, Amid Much Friction Between US, Turkey

Erdogan Visits US, Amid Much Friction Between US, Turkey Too exuberant in its support for the Kurds, and the USA risks pushing ally Turkey toward US geopolitical rivals like Russian Federation or emboldening the Kurds to try to create an independent state - a scenario that would destabilize multiple countries in the region. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers, ranchers praise China agreement on beef

Lawmakers, ranchers praise China agreement on beef Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute about the significance of the recent China-U.S. trade deal. "USMEF and its members greatly appreciate the efforts of the Trump administration and officials at USDA and USTR", said a statement. [Full Article...]

3 arrested at gathering denouncing Confederate torch protest

With torches in hand, several dozen protesters gathered at Charlottesville's Lee Park shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, May 13, chanting "You will not replace us" and "Russia is our friend", according to local paper The Daily Progress . Perriello, who grew up in Charlottesville, tweeted derisively at Spencer after the alt-right leader posted video of the first protest . "I will not be intimidated"... [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner's Family Banned Journalists While Pitching 'Golden Visas' For Chinese Investors

Jared Kushner's Family Banned Journalists While Pitching 'Golden Visas' For Chinese Investors The EB-5 program allows rich foreign nationals to invest as little as $500,000 in a US development project likely to create 10 or more new jobs in order to obtain a green card. "This was presented as a Kushner family event", she said. Nicole Kushner Meyer was in China at the weekend, seeking more than $150 million in investment in a luxury apartment complex known as "One Journal Square", on wh... [Full Article...]

Roy Oliver: Full Story & Must-See Details On Police Officer

Roy Oliver: Full Story & Must-See Details On Police Officer The Saturday night shooting that led to the death of Jordan Edwards happened after Balch Springs police responded to a call about possible underage drinking at a party. The officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards has been fired. However, the family has asked people not to stage protests in Jordan's name as they prepare for his funeral, which is planned for Saturday. [Full Article...]

Plane with 4 on board from New York missing in Bahamas

A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City C-130 Hercules airplane and an Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew are searching Tuesday. Those onboard have been identified as Nathan Ulrich and Jennifer Blumin, along with her four-year-old and 10-year-old sons. [Full Article...]

Trump's approval rating declines to 38%

Trump's approval rating declines to 38% Green says these acts combined add up to intimidation and obstruction. The poll found 40 percent approve of the job the president is doing, and 54 percent disapprove. Dershowitz also had a warning for Democrats, cautioning that it would be "a serious mistake" to conflate this with whether the Trump campaign had possible ties to Russian officials. [Full Article...]

Trump responds to reports that he revealed classified info to Russia

Trump responds to reports that he revealed classified info to Russia A spokesperson for the Russian embassy in Washington , D.C., said they have no comment on this matter and they will not discuss their interactions with the president. But Mr Trump wrote on Twitter that he shared the information for "humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism". [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Has 'Absolute Right' To Share Intelligence With Russia

Trump Says He Has 'Absolute Right' To Share Intelligence With Russia The president took to Twitter to counter a torrent of criticism, including from his fellow Republicans, after reports that during a White House meeting he had revealed highly classified information about a planned Islamic State operation. The Kremlin came to Trump's defense on Tuesday, calling reports that he had disclosed classified material in the White House meeting as "complete nonsense". [Full Article...]

All future elections will be held under the VVPAT: India's Election Commission

On that fateful day, a voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machine attached to an EVM there had shown the vote going the wrong way. The Commission has convened the meeting of seven national and 48 state parties to discuss the reliability of EVMs after 16 parties urged it to revert to the ballot paper system claiming faith of people in the machines has eroded. [Full Article...]

Germany's Schulz sees 'rocky road' to election after key state defeat

CDU won 33 percent of the vote, gaining around 6 percentage points since the last election, while the SPD won about 31.5 percent, having lost nearly 8 percent point since 2012. "I haven't even been head of the SPD for 100 days, I'm not a magician", Schulz said. The nationalist Alternative for Germany was seen winning 7.5 percent, giving it seats in its 13th state legislature, and the opposition ... [Full Article...]


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