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Trump and Tillerson to join Saudi defense signing ceremony

Trump chose Saudi Arabia - home to the world's two holiest Muslim sites - for his first overseas trip, in what his top aides have described as an overtly symbolic gesture. El-Sissi invited Trump to visit him in Egypt, adding, "You are a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible". As a candidate, Trump frequently criticized the religion, saying, "I think Islam hates us" and "there'... [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry step out at Pippa Middleton's wedding reception

Crowds of well-wishers and reporters have gathered outside the church grounds to see what they could of Pippa Middleton's wedding on a day of sporadic rain. After getting the children settled, Kate greeted her sister and father at the entrance of the church and helped smooth out her sister's dress. George, in beige breeches by Pepa & C, and Charlotte, looking resplendent in a floral garland, wer... [Full Article...]

General Election 2017 Latest Polls: Labour Advances To Highest Lead Yet

You have to talk to people with whom you don't agree. But the majority oppose plans to ditch the pensions triple lock and free hot lunches for those aged between five and seven. "The whole discussion and the whole debate is unravelling from the Tory point of view", he told a rally in Birmingham. Four separate polls conducted by firms for Sunday newspapers have found Jeremy Corbyn's party has... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia: US president participates in 'Ardah'

White House officials have said they consider Trump's visit, and his keynote address, a counterweight to President Barack Obama's debut speech to the Muslim world in 2009 in Cairo. In his first overseas trip as President, Donald Trump sealed an arms deal with Saudi Arabia worth $350 billion over 10 years, with almost $110 billion to take effect immediately. [Full Article...]

House Committee Asks Ex-Trump Adviser to Submit to Voluntary Interview — NYTimes

On Saturday, Michael Caputo , a campaign aide to Trump for much of the presidential primary, was asked to submit to a voluntary interview with the committee and provide any documents requested, the Guardian reported. Caputo's name was brought up in the committee's March 20 open hearing with NSA Director Mike Rogers and then-FBI director James Comey , when Rep. Jackie Speier (D-California) mentio... [Full Article...]

Labour gains eight points in new poll, narrowing Conservative lead

Guided by the strapline " For The Many: Not The Few ", Corbyn's manifesto seeks to impose £50 billion in annual tax rises for top United Kingdom earners (+ £80,000 per year), combined with a return to nationalising United Kingdom civic services such as the Royal Mail, National Grid and transport sectors. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump meets GCC leaders in Riyadh

A representative for the Saudi Foreign Ministry told the Post that the concert was organized by the country's General Authority for Entertainment to mark the end of exams for students. Here's a look at who he'll be meeting. El-Sissi invited Trump to visit him in Egypt, adding, "You are a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible". [Full Article...]

Trump, Turkish leader hail ties despite U.S. arming of Kurds

Analysts doubt that Trump and Erdogan can come to an agreement during their talks at the White House. If they can accept the realities of the constraints on their freedom of action by their respective nation's governance structures and geostrategic situation, they should be able to build a mutually respectful relationship that benefits each country's national security interests. [Full Article...]

North Korea missile launch officially a success

North Korea missile launch officially a success State media reported that Kim watched the test and was so pleased he jubilantly "hugged officials in the field of rocket research, saying that they worked hard to achieve a great thing". North Korea has also denied being behind the Sony and banking attacks . While Trump and special envoy Hong mainly discussed the big picture, Hong and National Security Advisor H.R. [Full Article...]

Conservatives' lead over Labour halves to 9 points ahead of election - YouGov

Conservatives' lead over Labour halves to 9 points ahead of election - YouGov A YouGov poll showed her lead had halved to 9 points in a week. But Barnes cautioned: "As ever, the figures should be treated with caution". The Labour leader, who has been criticised for his involvement with the Troops Out campaign in the 1980s at the height of the IRA's terror campaign, said he condemned "all bombing" but that he had wanted to find a way of opening up a peace process. [Full Article...]

United States embassy move would 'end peace process': PLO official

Senior administration and White House officials will arrive together with them. Trump's visit comes a week before he must sign the same national-security waiver that his predecessors have signed every six months since 1995 to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv. [Full Article...]

North Korea's Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West

North Korea's Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West It was launched from the same area where the North attempted to test-launch another missile last month but failed. Japan strongly protested to North Korea about the launch as Tokyo can not tolerate its repeated acts of provocation, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference. [Full Article...]

Brazil president seeks suspension of corruption investigation

Brazil's President Michel Temer faced new calls for his resignation Friday after being accused of attempting to derail a massive corruption investigation known as " Car Wash ". Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America, needs to walk out of shadow of corruption, said Carvalho. The regulator is also examining the sale of shares in the company by its controlling shareholders, Valor said. [Full Article...]

Hassan Rouhani wins second term as Iran president

At one point, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called rhetoric in a TV debate "unworthy". How can a president insult 16 million people of his country? Polls close at 6 p.m. Shortly after final results were released, Khamenei had also urged Iranians to show unity following the "intensity of the days and weeks" leading up to the vote. [Full Article...]

Trump Responds To Sally Yates' Testimony With Fake News Claims, Of Course

Trump Responds To Sally Yates' Testimony With Fake News Claims, Of Course Yates, who was named by Trump to fill the attorney general job while the new administration awaited confirmation of Jeff Sessions, was "appointed by the Obama administration and ... On Feb. 2, "that's when the full sort of review began", Spicer said. Within 11 days, Trump asked for Flynn's resignation, which, Spicer said, showed "the president acted decisively". [Full Article...]

Macron's Win in French Election: More Russia Sanctions, More 'NATO Must Expand'

Macron's Win in French Election: More Russia Sanctions, More 'NATO Must Expand' But one recent poll by OpinionWay-SLPV Analytics, for the Les Echos newspaper, showed that En Marche! could win the largest share - even a majority - of Parliament's 577 seats. A graduate of elite National School of Administration, which boasts three French presidents among its alumni, Macron worked as a financial inspector at the economy ministry after graduating before joining Rothschild & Cie... [Full Article...]

Duterte says China's Xi threatened war if Philippines drills for oil

China has ignored the ruling and insisted that any maritime disputes in the area must be resolved bilaterally, by the countries directly concerned, not through worldwide bodies. The move comes as the Philippines' new president, Rodrigo Duterte, pivots away from the United States and toward China. China has deployed HQ-9 surface-to-air missiles on Hainan Island in the northern part of the South... [Full Article...]

Conservatives' lead over Labour halves to 9 points ahead of election-YouGov

Conservatives' lead over Labour halves to 9 points ahead of election-YouGov The seemingly positive response to numerous Labour party's proposed domestic policies is in stark contrast to the mounting criticism of Theresa May's proposed overhaul of social care funding. One poll showed Labour had halved the Conservatives' lead to 9 percentage points; the first single-figure gap since May called the snap election hoping for a resounding victory that would strengthen her manda... [Full Article...]

White House Looks at Ethics Rule to Weaken Special Investigation

White House Looks at Ethics Rule to Weaken Special Investigation Chairman of the Senate Select Committee Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner said in the statement his testimony "will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the president". "By grandstanding and politicising the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Ru... [Full Article...]

Behold the rare! Donald Trump dances along with swords in Saudi Arabia

Speaking at a forum roundtable organized under the theme "Partnership Enablers", Nasser said trade and investments by American companies in the Kingdom's strategic sectors facilitate the exchange of best practices, helping enable the environment necessary for successful job creation, business localization, and economic growth and diversification, which are key components of Saudi Vision 2030. [Full Article...]


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