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France's New Prime Minister: Conservative, Pro-European And A Novelist

France's New Prime Minister: Conservative, Pro-European And A Novelist Newly inaugurated President Emmanuel Macron of France on Wednesday constituted his government , with close supporters taking key ministries while a centre-right politician appointed as economy minister. He heads to Berlin later Monday for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on how Europe s power couple can drive reforms of the bloc. "In government , you will see that a lot of the inne... [Full Article...]

Trump to extend Iran sanctions, still developing United States policy

Under the nuclear deal , the US can continue sanctioning Iran for other, non-nuclear behavior, although Tehran has threatened to pull out of the deal if the USA and other countries do so. Separately, the treasury department said it had sanctioned two senior Iranian defence officials, an Iranian company, a Chinese man and three Chinese companies for supporting Iran's ballistic missile progra... [Full Article...]

Trump Optimistic on Achieving Peace in ME, Abbas Hopes for Historic Deal

President Trump deleted a tweet that he posted to his account in which he said it was "an honor" to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House. This has been a mark deviation from the historical stance of the United States since 1999 when based on the signing of Oslo accord the support for a two-state solution was agreed upon. [Full Article...]

Comey's Memo About Meeting With Trump Leaves Unanswered Questions - Ryab

The president disclosed this intelligence to the Russian diplomats without receiving permission from Israel. Lawmakers on Tuesday called for more information after reports that President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn. [Full Article...]

Macron to meet EU's Tusk in Paris on Wednesday

Macron to meet EU's Tusk in Paris on Wednesday Macron, for his part, reassured Germany that he wouldn't revive the idea of jointly issued eurobonds, which divided Europe at the height of the eurozone debt crisis. "We will not take our orders from Washington or Moscow or anywhere else", said a source close to the president. Defeated by a Macron landslide, she denounced what she predicted would be a continuation of old policies, including "aus... [Full Article...]

Brexit: April retail sales beat expectations as United Kingdom consumer spending remains resilient

Brexit: April retail sales beat expectations as United Kingdom consumer spending remains resilient Sterling jumped another 0.4 per cent against the dollar to move above $1.3 for the first time since last September during Thursday morning trading. On a three month on three month basis there was a 0.3 per cent increase in volumes, following a decline in March. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu's office denies rumors the prime minister opposes moving US Embassy

Trump will embark on his first global trip since taking office on Friday and begin with visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the West Bank and Italy. Lerman said in a conference call hosted by The Israel Project, which publishes The Tower, that Trump's approach to the peace process would mark a return to the stance adopted by former Secretary of State James Baker, who said, "we cannot want pe... [Full Article...]

India supports united, sovereign Palestine: PM Modi

India supports united, sovereign Palestine: PM Modi India also called for "early resumption of talks between Palestinian and Israeli sides to move towards finding a comprehensive resolution". At the same time, India has continued the Nehruvian policy of support to the Palestinian cause. peace efforts. India is helping Palestine with a Techno Park project in Birzeit University, Ramallah. The two countries today inked five Memorandum of Understan... [Full Article...]

The mechanics of the Trump Russia special counsel

But Rep. Peter King of NY is expressing concern over the wide purview special prosecutors have. NBC News reported Wednesday evening that there are now multiple grand jury subpoenas relating to Michael Flynn, Trump's former National Security Advisor, and Paul Manafort, Trump's ex-campaign manager. [Full Article...]

Oil prices rise after Russian-Saudi agreement to cap outflow

In a joint statement the two countries said an extension to March 31, 2018 was needed "to ensure market stability, predictability and sustainable development". He said "rising USA production and record inventories have kept upside limited and a nine-month extension at this stage is unlikely to break that."Goldman Sachs said output would increase from OPEC members that were exempt from the cuts". [Full Article...]

Video of officer using stun gun on handcuffed man leaked

Video of officer using stun gun on handcuffed man leaked The officer was reprimanded over the 2016 incident in Texas that's now been leaked publically. The body cam footage was mailed anonymously to local Fox affiliate KDFW and the station published the clip on Tuesday. "Better watch it, Marco", an officer can be heard saying. Officers began removing Stephenson's backpack, and Stephenson mentioned spitting out a toothpick. [Full Article...]

Trump presses Turkey's Erdogan to release jailed US pastor

Trump presses Turkey's Erdogan to release jailed US pastor In the meeting held between the two increasingly scandal-prone heads of state, Trump remarked, "We've had a great relationship and we will make it even better". It was not immediately clear whether officials associated with Erdogan were involved. The biggest dispute between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies in recent days has been the US plans to arm Kurdish Syrian militants to h... [Full Article...]

South Korean president 'may visit Pyongyang'

South Korean president 'may visit Pyongyang' In their first phone conversation, the two leaders "agreed that denuclearising the Korean peninsula is the two countries' common goal", Moon's spokesman Yoon Young-Chan told reporters. For his part, Moon said South Korea attaches great importance to its relations with China, and is willing to work with the Chinese side to develop bilateral ties and push forward their strategic cooperative partners... [Full Article...]

Tillerson signs global declaration recognizing climate change

Tillerson signs global declaration recognizing climate change Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed on Thursday a declaration acknowledging the threat posed by climate change to the Arctic and indicating the need for action to curb its impact on the region. Environmental groups praised the inclusion of best practices to reduce carbon emissions, but took issue with the single mention of the Paris climate accord, an global agreement to begin reducing carbon ... [Full Article...]

Republican Oversight Chairman ready to Subpoena Trump-Comey FBI Memos

The White House said a memo written by Comey after he met with Trump in February was not an accurate portrayal of the conversation. According to a White House official, a "conversation of that nature" did not happen. Take the Comey memo. A day barely passes without some new report about the president and his team. Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House National Economic Counci... [Full Article...]

White House rejects allegations that Trump asked Comey to end Flynn probe

Flynn previously denied that he had spoken with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Kislyak, in December about sanctions that Obama had imposed on Russia for its suspected interference in the 2016 presidential election. "I think it's reaching a point where it's of Watergate-size and scale, and a couple of other scandals that you and I have seen". "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose said Wed... [Full Article...]

White House cites rumor, innuendo in criticizing Sally Yates

White House cites rumor, innuendo in criticizing Sally Yates One of them was former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates owning Sen. On Monday, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates told Congress that, just days into the Trump presidency, she warned the White House that Flynn had lied to hide private meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. [Full Article...]

What we know about the Russia-Trump investigation

That's when, Comey later wrote, the president had asked him to ease off Flynn. They asked him to testify on the "circumstances of your termination" and his interactions with President Donald Trump's administration about the FBI's investigation into Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

'Cancel all future press briefings' Trump suggests in Twitter rant

'Cancel all future press briefings' Trump suggests in Twitter rant Also in the NBC interview , Trump trampled on the White House narrative about why Comey was sacked, insisting that he would've fired Comey regardless of the recommendation he received from the Department of Justice and saying the FBI's investigation into whether Trump campaign associates colluded with Russian officials factored into his decision. [Full Article...]

David Friedman arrives in Israel to take up ambassador position

David Friedman arrives in Israel to take up ambassador position In his remarks, Friedman said he aimed to "strengthen the bond between our two countries and advance the cause of peace within the region, and look forward to doing this from the U.S. During the ceremony Tuesday morning, Rivlin identified himself as a seventh-generation Jerusalemite and noted."Next week, we will celebrate 50 years since Jerusalem was united, and the Jewish people were able to on... [Full Article...]


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