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Under fire at home, Trump launches first foreign trip in Saudi

Under fire at home, Trump launches first foreign trip in Saudi On the first full day of his multi-stop overseas trip, President Donald Trump met with Saudi royalty. The dance took place outside the King Abdulaziz Historical Center, The Associated Press reported, before a banquet dinner for Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman at Murabba Palace in Riyadh. [Full Article...]

New French President Visits Mali in First Trip Outside Europe

New French President Visits Mali in First Trip Outside Europe Macron, who took office as France's President on Sunday, went to Mali on his second foreign trip, after first visiting Germany for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin , a traditional first trip for every new French leader in the past few decades. [Full Article...]

Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., who said that "nobody" in his district was asking for an impeachment, was just as wary about the media dynamic. "I know Congressman Green comes from the era of 'you have to speak truth to power, '" said state Rep. [Full Article...]

Trump starts foreign tour in Saudi as scandals mount at home

Trump can expect a warm welcome in the oil-rich kingdom where he is to hold talks with Saudi King Salman and other senior royals - a mood in sharp contrast to Washington where pressure is building after fresh claims over his team's alleged links to Moscow. [Full Article...]

Russia, China congratulate Rouhani on re-election as Iran's president

Rouhani's opponent Raisi was a protege of Khamenei, tipped in Iranian media as a potential successor for the 77-year-old supreme leader who has been in power since 1989. A resounding election victory for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was a source of great relief both for many Iranians and for the global community. [Full Article...]

Philippines President Says China Threatened War Over Territory Dispute

Philippines President Says China Threatened War Over Territory Dispute This ruling is not recognized by Beijing. "But if you force the issue we'll go to war'". "We have a community of nations that signed it". "We will fight you". On Thursday, China and ASEAN officials met in Guiyan, China and agreed to a framework for the COC. Experts say China wants to appear to engage ASEAN or bind its claimant states to a weak code at a time when USA policy on the South C... [Full Article...]

James Comey's father defends son, blasts Trump as 'nuts'

Initially, the White House said that Trump acted entirely based on the advice of deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein and attorney general Jeff Sessions. The elder Comey is a Republican who served on the city council in the 1990s, but said he has never been a supporter of the man who got the 2016 GOP nomination. [Full Article...]

Former FBI Director James Comey Will Testify In Open Session

No date has yet been set for the open session hearing, though the statement said it would take place after the Memorial Day holiday, May 29. Mr Trump has insisted at times the decision was his alone, but he also has pointed to a "very strong" recommendation from Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein. [Full Article...]

UK's Lib Dem Promises Referendum on EU Deal With Option to Remain

UK's Lib Dem Promises Referendum on EU Deal With Option to Remain Local councils would decide how much to charge drivers. "The second thing you have to ask is, of the seven available candidates was Tim Farron the best option?" He said: "On the biggest question facing all of us, Brexit, which has such huge implications for our young people and our future, Corbyn ordered his MPs to stand down against Theresa May's government". [Full Article...]

Russia Foreign Minister Denies Talking to Trump about Comey

The ex-FBI chief has not spoken publicly since his surprise firing last week. The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, said he expects Comey to "shed light on issues critical to this Committee's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election". [Full Article...]

US Strikes Arms Deals Worth 110 Billion Dollars With Saudi Arabia

As well as the talks with Salman, Trump met the kingdom's two powerful crown princes yesterday, before giving a speech on Islam to leaders of Muslim countries today. And The New York Times said the USA president had told top Russian officials Mr Comey's sacking had relieved "great pressure" on him. On Friday, a report by The Washington Post that the probe into his campaign's Russian Federati... [Full Article...]

Last batch of rebels leaving central Homs in Syria

Last batch of rebels leaving central Homs in Syria Thousands of people have left in a several stages. Soldiers and vehicles from the regime ally Russian Federation were seen on the outskirts of Waer. Russian Federation has acted as a guarantor for the deal between Damascus and rebels, with Moscow's military police acting as observers during the population transfer. [Full Article...]

Defying "One Belt, One Road": EU Says No to China's Global Leadership

Defying China made its latest bid for global leadership on Monday (15 May) when President Xi said to Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the world should say no to protectionism and embrace the new era of integration, internationalism, and globalization. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump decision on headscarf draws notice

The distinction also was bestowed upon Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Trump waved from the doorway after Air Force One touched down and before descending the staircase with first lady Melania Trump. After meeting with Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Trump hailed the interaction as "tremendous" and said an arms deal signed between the two countries would lead to "jobs, jobs, jobs". [Full Article...]

Trump will not announce Israel embassy move on trip

Now there are signs and billboards across Jerusalem proclaiming: "Trump is a Friend of Zion" and "Trump Make Israel Great". According to the official quoted on Bloomberg News, the United States administration considers its discussions with both the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority to be promising, with the Palestinians in particular agreeing to talk without preconditions. [Full Article...]

Women's cardboard cutout out of Sean Spicer in bushes goes viral

It's a challenging job, and you need someone really determined and focused. Following the firing of FBI Director James Comey , current press secretary Spicer was notoriously absent for a number of days from White House press briefings. The Republican was ridiculed for hiding among the bushes near the White House as reporters attempted to question him about it. Comey's allies also made clear qui... [Full Article...]

Sena questions safety of Mumbai post GST implementation

Sena questions safety of Mumbai post GST implementation While speaking on the compensation Act, Prithviraj Chavan, former chief minister, demanded the extension the date of implementation of GST. The legislature will pass three bills the main 116-page SGST Act, a bill related to the Compensation to Local Authorities and a bill on to the existing state laws that are to be repealed when the SGST comes into effect from July 1. [Full Article...]

State Calls in Turkish Ambassador Over Violence Against Protesters

Police said they were checking reports that some of the attackers worked as bodyguards for the Turkish president. "The Turkish-Americans responded in self-defense", the statement read. Police Chief Peter Newsham said on Wednesday the violence was "not something we tolerate in our city". He said police were examining video to identify those responsible. [Full Article...]

Trump, Cabinet members join in traditional Saudi sword dance

Speaking to journalists after a ceremony to exchange agreements, Trump said it was a "tremendous day" and spoke of "hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs". Melania Trump has raised eyebrows after arriving in Saudi Arabia without a headscarf, two years after her husband criticised then-first lady Michelle Obama for not wearing one in the Muslim c... [Full Article...]

Rouhani Re-Elected President of Iran

Polling stations across Iran closed at midnight Friday after sixteen hours. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has won re-election by a wide margin, giving the moderate cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda pushing for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world. [Full Article...]


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