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Trump Greeted by Netanyahu at Start of Israel Visit

Trump Greeted by Netanyahu at Start of Israel Visit Speaking just before Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that, "the peace we seek (in the Middle East) is a genuine one". President Trump then made brief remarks at the same podium, saying he was in the country to "reaffirm the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel", and expressing optimism that through cooperation, his administration and its partners might seiz... [Full Article...]

Israel approves economic measures for Palestinians ahead of Trump visit

Israel approves economic measures for Palestinians ahead of Trump visit Mr Trump's visit to Israel is the second leg of his first global trip as president. Trump also will hold meetings with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday before having a private evening meeting and dinner with Netanyahu and his wife at the prime minister's residence. [Full Article...]

Expert believes China's Belt and Road initiative will enhance Russia's security

The huge " Belt and Road " project , unveiled in 2013 and championed by Xi, is as amorphous as it is ambitious, and the May 14-15 forum attended by 29 leaders and other top officials from around the world was created to overcome the doubters. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump makes a tender gesture towards Melania

But many also were taking a more middle-ground approach, hedging descriptions of Melania's action with phrases like "appeared to be swatting" ( People ) or "seems to swat away" ( Los Angeles Times ). In recent weeks, Melania has reportedly been unsatisfied with the way her husband's communications team is handling said leaks. As he moved forward, he turned to Melania Trump and reached out to h... [Full Article...]

Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad area

He added that in a related development, troops of 242 Battalion, acting on a tip-off, rounded up 10 suspected Boko Haram smugglers. "We recovered three AK-47 rifles, assorted magazines and 306 rounds of ammunition, a tool box, a deep freezer and a Toyota gun truck". [Full Article...]

GST rates finalised, education and healthcare exempted

GST rates finalised, education and healthcare exempted Transport services will be taxed at 5 per cent leading to a small drop in economy class air travel which now attracts six per cent service tax. In what should come as a big relief to millions of Indians, the GST Council has exempted healthcare and education from tax. [Full Article...]

Pacific Rim ministers meet in Hanoi, seek to revive TPP

Ministers from 11 nations - including Australia, Canada, Mexico and Japan - agreed over the weekend to try to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which was created to reshape trade across the Pacific Rim. "In the event it's TPP minus one, in our view it can not be the one that was agreed in Auckland in February 2016", he said. TPP ministers met on the side-lines of an Asia-Pacific Economic Coo... [Full Article...]

New poll finds huge public support for Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto promises

Corbyn was laying out the main policies his election campaign is based on, in the run-up to the general election, slated for June 8. The wonderful people of the North East of England won't be fooled by this farcical attempt by Theresa May to mask the damage her Tories have done to the lives of working people across the country. [Full Article...]

Trump visits Israel seeking path to peace with Palestinians

Trump visits Israel seeking path to peace with Palestinians The run-up to Trump's visit has been anything but peaceful, with Israeli officials in a frenzy after a USA representative said a holy site in Jerusalem's Old City was not Israeli territory, and reports that intelligence information leaked by Trump originated from Israel. [Full Article...]

Trump heads to Israel in possible first arrival from Saudi

The president's flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv on Monday was believed to be the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel. On Tuesday, Trump will meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Bethlehem in the West Bank, visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem and give a speech at the Israel Museum. [Full Article...]

Palestinian killed attacking police as Trump visited

Palestinian killed attacking police as Trump visited Israel's subsequent annexation of East Jerusalem is not recognized internationally. Trump and his advisers have made reviving peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians a top foreign policy priority and the United States president will be looking to demonstrate some progress toward that goal on the other end of the trip. [Full Article...]

Korea fires missile in latest test, USA and S. Korea say

Korea fires missile in latest test, USA and S. Korea say It quoted Kim as saying the Pukguksong-2 met all the required technical specifications so should now be mass-produced and deployed to the Korean People's Army strategic battle unit. North Korea conducted two nuclear tests a year ago alone, possibly improving its ability to make nuclear weapons small enough to fit on long-range missiles. [Full Article...]

Corbyn again declines to specifically denounce IRA as terrorists

Corbyn again declines to specifically denounce IRA as terrorists Crucially, a result on these lines would put Mr Corbyn comfortably above the 30.4% vote share achieved by Ed Miliband in 2015, which some supporters argue should be seen as a benchmark of whether he should stay on as leader. Mr Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell have faced scrutiny over their association with Irish republicans. Before the IRA ceasefire, they controversially met with Sin... [Full Article...]

N. Korea says new missile ready for mass production

The test-fire of Pukguksong-2 was aimed to finally verify all the technical indexes of the weapon system and thoroughly examine its adaptability under various battle conditions, before its deployment at military units for action. Earlier this year, the North Korean leader had warned they were in the advanced stages of developing an intercontinental missile, that would be able to reach the US. [Full Article...]

General election 2017: Poll of polls shows Tories on course to win

General election 2017: Poll of polls shows Tories on course to win Mrs May will say: "There are just 17 days to go until this crucial General Election ". Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Mr Corbyn "hasn't got a clue" whether he wants Britain to remain in the single market or the customs union and that EU negotiators would "have him for breakfast". [Full Article...]

Trump to Liberty U grads: Relish being an 'outsider'

He had earlier said the lawyer and veteran prosecutor was an incompetent "showboat" and "grandstander". Some Liberty students have been vocal in their opposition to Mr. But 81 percent of white evangelical voters cast their ballots for Trump in November, buoyed by his campaign promises to safeguard their religious liberties in a country where they often feel that their rights to express their f... [Full Article...]

Iran's VP quits presidential race in favor of Rouhani

The two campaigned together on Tuesday, appearing at a packed rally in Tehran. Raisi himself called Qalibaf's decision "revolutionary", according to conservative news agency Tasnim. Also, many residents in the country's capital had been angry at Mr. Qalibaf and Tehran authorities after a massive January fire at a historic high-rise caused the building to collapse, killing 26 people, including 16... [Full Article...]

North Korea detains another United States citizen

North Korea detains another United States citizen The detained victim, named Kim Hak-song, worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, the same university where USA citizen, Tony Kim, worked. "He went to Pyongyang to devote himself to the development of North Korea's agricultural technology so that the North can be self-sufficient with food", said classmate David Kim. [Full Article...]

Huma Abedin Has Reportedly Filed for Divorce from Anthony Weiner

Huma Abedin Has Reportedly Filed for Divorce from Anthony Weiner Trump and other Republicans accused her of endangering national security by exposing classified information to potential hacking. Under Weiner's plea, he must register as a sex offender, the Times said. "We thank the FBI and the NYPD for their work in this investigation". He tried to revive his political career in 2013 by running for mayor of NY. After reopening the probe, the Federal Bureau... [Full Article...]

Freed Boko Haram schoolgirls to meet families after 3 years

Nigeria's Channel TV showed the young women laughing and embracing. One small group sank to their knees, with a woman raising her hands as if praising in church. It was the biggest number of Chibok girls released since they were abducted in April 2014. "I emphatically deny on behalf of the Federal Government that any sum of ransom was paid in exchange of the 82 Chibok girls". [Full Article...]


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