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Trump heads for Israeli-Palestinian talks

Israel captured the Old City, the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the Six Day War in 1967 and it annexed East Jerusalem shortly afterward. Prominent Palestinian and Israeli negotiators on Saturday agreed that the two-state solution was the key to the resolution of the decade-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict, while they differed on the fate of Jerusalem in future peace talks. [Full Article...]

Bennett harming chances for embassy move

Bennett harming chances for embassy move As early as a March 2016 speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Trump vowed, "We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem". Israel claims the undivided city of Jerusalem as its capital while the Palestinians would like to see East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. [Full Article...]

Australia to push for TPP consensus among remaining countries

Australia to push for TPP consensus among remaining countries Māori health workers along with worldwide health organisations are calling on the remaining trade ministers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement to stop revival talks. Meanwhile, Malaysian Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed separately said there is optimism that the USA will return to the TPP one day, as Trump has shown a readiness to shift his position on other matters, such as his hard stance ... [Full Article...]

Comey to testify publicly before Senate Intelligence Committee

Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named Special Counsel for the Russian Federation investigation on Wednesday. House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah announced a hearing next week for Comey to testify, but he did so before he had even made contact with Comey, and it's unlikely Com... [Full Article...]

NKorea vows to strengthen nukes as US increases pressure

NKorea vows to strengthen nukes as US increases pressure North Korea launched Sunday what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead" in a test aimed at bringing the United States mainland within reach. The ministry spokeswoman also said China favors an end to the U.S. "Until the U.S. and its followers make the right choice, we will further produce sophisticated and diversified nu... [Full Article...]

Trump Advises Muslim Countries to Take Lead in Fighting Extremism

Trump Advises Muslim Countries to Take Lead in Fighting Extremism The Saudis used this weekend to play into Trump's "America First" agenda - announcing hundreds of billions of dollars of investments on US weapons and infrastructure that Trump could hold up as a win for American workers at home. Trump showed little sign of the pressure during a day of diplomacy on Saturday during which he was warmly welcomed by Saudi King Salman. The king has lavished praise an... [Full Article...]

UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile test

UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile test On Monday, the U.N. Security Council said it was vital that North Korea show "sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action and stressed the importance of working to reduce tensions". The official North Korean news agency KCNA said the launch aimed at showing the technical capability to carry a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead". Pyongyang has been under United Nations sanction... [Full Article...]

Turkey, Russia Sign Memorandum on Lifting Trade Restrictions: Turkish Sources

Turkey, Russia Sign Memorandum on Lifting Trade Restrictions: Turkish Sources The Russian government in a statement confirmed that the document " on the lifting of bilateral trade restrictions " was signed in the presence of Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and Russian premier Dmitry Medvedev. Also speaking at the event, Ambassador Michael Christides, the BSEC's secretary general, said, "The declaration will convey a strong and loud message that the BSEC is here, it i... [Full Article...]

Alice Cooper adds heartfelt message to Chris Cornell tributes

The friend forced the hotel room and found Cornell dead in the bathroom with what was described only as "something around his neck". Even without the benefit of hindsight from the morning's very bad news, it was clear that something wasn't right with the 52-year-old Cornell during the Fox performance. [Full Article...]

Trump willing to try engagement with N.Korea, on condition

Trump willing to try engagement with N.Korea, on condition The nation's official KCNA news agency said the missile, named Hwasong-12, was sacked on Sunday and flew for 30 minutes, completing a trajectory of 489 miles and reaching an altitude of 1,312 miles. The missile on Sunday was deliberately fired on a "lofted" trajectory - reaching more than 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles), which is higher than satellites in low Earth orbit - to test re-entry capabi... [Full Article...]

READ: Rosenstein Explains Memo WH Initially Used To Justify Comey Firing

Comey described really not wanting to go to that meeting, for the same reason he later did not want to go to the private dinner with Trump: the Federal Bureau of Investigation director should be always at arm's length from the President, in his view. [Full Article...]

Turkey calls on USA to not arm Kurdish 'terrorists'

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Wednesday (10 May) captured Syria's Tabqa town from the Isis as part of their campaign to liberate Raqqa from the Islamist jihadists. The U.N.'s Syria envoy says a plan crafted by world powers to establish safe zones in the war-battered country should only be seen as an "interim" arrangement and not a precursor to partition. [Full Article...]

Trump's Popularity Drops in Israel After Embassy Move Delayed

Reporting that the hotel and its surrounding area " would become a virtual fortress ", the Times of Israel said that all telephones and TVs in the suite would be replaced by USA security teams with devices specially flown in from the States. [Full Article...]

Utah GOP Says Farewell To Rep. Jason Chaffetz

Chaffetz later said that the negative reception was the result of "paid protesters". Chaffetz talked to reporters about his decision from his home in Alpine, Utah, later Thursday. The congressman is recovering from foot surgery, which has kept him mostly homebound for the past few weeks. "You can't really finalize things until you actually leave". [Full Article...]

Bomb at Thai hospital wounds more than 20 people

Bomb at Thai hospital wounds more than 20 people It's unclear who was behind the explosion at the Phramongkutklao army hospital, and what type of device was detonated, Deputy Police Chief Srivara Rangsibrahmanakul told reporters. Despite a veneer of stability Thais remain divided and uncertain over the future three years after the ousting of the elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra. [Full Article...]

Nicola Sturgeon casts vote in Scottish council elections

Nicola Sturgeon casts vote in Scottish council elections The Liberal Democrats and Greens - who are fielding a record number of candidates in Scotland - are also hoping to make gains. "More seats, more votes, more councils won, bringing almost 40 years of Labour administration to an end and becoming the largest party in all of our major cities". [Full Article...]

Five die in Pakistan blast

Five die in Pakistan blast According to security sources, the terrorists targeted a vehicle of peace committee in the blast that killed five including four members of the committee and a security official. This is not the first time the militant groups have carried out an attack in tribal areas of Pakistan. Over 4,500 suspected militants and more than 700 soldiers have been killed in air strikes, land mine blasts and clas... [Full Article...]

Adani defers Australian coal project investment decision

Adani defers Australian coal project investment decision This afternoon, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk would not be drawn into revealing what was discussed in Cabinet. The shortfall to the state's coffers was estimated at around $350 million overall, but the government has repeatedly denied the details of the deal, and said it was yet to finalise negotiations. [Full Article...]

Fringe Tamil outfit opposes Rajinikanth entry into politics

Fringe Tamil outfit opposes Rajinikanth entry into politics Political parties have expressed different views over the worldwide superstar's entry into politics. "Rajinikanth is a great actor". The actor, however, did not elaborate what exactly he meant. "He will only float a new party", the TNCC chief said. Members of the Tamil Munnetra Padai protested around his house in the locality of Poes Garden. [Full Article...]

'Blatant' US strike in western Syria's al-Tanf was deadly, state

The Pentagon said it had been operating in the Al-Tanf area for months training partner forces to battle IS. "This brazen attack by the so-called global coalition exposes the falseness of its claims to be fighting terrorism". Syria's Ambassador to the United Nations and the government's chief negotiator at Geneva talks, Bashar al-Jaafari, called the attack an "aggression" and "government terrori... [Full Article...]


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