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Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion Thursday upheld a Maryland judge's decision to block the travel ban from taking effect. Therefore, the Department may wish to wait for the 9th Circuit's decision before petitioning the Supreme Court , in hopes that major differences between the rulings would engender greater interest in the case among the justices. [Full Article...]

Comey agrees to testify before Senate panel on Russian election interference

Comey agrees to testify before Senate panel on Russian election interference The identity of the official is not yet publicly known, although the report , released by the Washington Post , referred to the individual as a "significant person of interest". The new headlines were a fresh indication that Mr Trump would not be able to change the subject from what appears to be an intensifying investigation reaching toward the president and his inner circle. [Full Article...]

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader

After being positioned further away from him during the joint walk, she positioned herself right next to him when German Chancellor Angela Merkel was making a speech. 'This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States and many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years and not paying in those past years. [Full Article...]

Rouhani takes on Trump

Rouhani takes on Trump After signing a gargantuan US$110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia , and a smaller one of US$2 billion with the UAE, the U.S. president has moved on to Israel where he hopes to kick-start the stalled Palestine-Israel peace talks. On Sunday, Trump also made a speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia that urged leaders in the Middle East region to combat extremism. "Battlelines are being drawn and it's ... [Full Article...]

Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump to talk on peace efforts

Meanwhile, Israel and Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, have fought three wars since 2008. Trump's maiden foreign tour since taking office in January follows a packed schedule. Citing a White House official, the daily reported that Trump will ask the Israelis to curb the expansion of the settlements and call on the Palestinians to halt payment for Palestinian pris... [Full Article...]

Gunmen attack bus carrying Egyptian Christians, leaving at least 26 dead

Egyptian warplanes retaliated by striking militant bases in eastern Libya after President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi warned in a televised address that training camps for terrorists who attack Egypt would be hit regardless of where they are. [Full Article...]

UK police arrest 9th man in concert bombing investigation

After a meeting with the British government's COBRA crisis committee, May said "the public should remain vigilant". In Manchester , police continued to raid houses and flats across the city on Thursday in pursuit of a network linked to suicide bomber Salman Abedi . [Full Article...]

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind He told lawmakers that Trump signed a comprehensive State Department policy report that called for exerting "every possible pressure" diplomatically on Pyongyang . Mr Trump said: 'Well, he [Kim] has got the powder but he doesn't have the delivery system. The top US diplomat for East Asia said Friday, May 26, 2017, that Chinese officials have told Washington they have tightened border controls w... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande cancels upcoming shows on her tour

Rudd said that Abedi had been known to intelligence forces "up to a point", noting authorities are now investigating his recent trips to Libya, where his parents are from. The New York Times also reported last week on private conversations between Trump and the Russians, namely that Trump called Comey a "nut job " and that Comey's firing took pressure off Trump. [Full Article...]

Unwavering support to Palestine: PM Narendra Modi

According to the joint statement issued by the MEA, it said, "President Abbas and I agreed that both sides, through practical cooperation, will work together to build Palestine's economy and contribute to improving the lives of its people". [Full Article...]

Trump's handshake power grab is no match against France's Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron urged Donald Trump on Thursday not to take any hasty decisions on a global climate change deal that the U.S. president threatened during his election campaign to abandon. Then, on Thursday, Trump's neglected hand appeared helpless in the dominating grasp of Marcon as the two world leaders posed for a photo. "We will ... [Full Article...]

Texas lawmakers finalize deal on $217B spending bill

Texas lawmakers finalize deal on $217B spending bill Premiums in Arkansas rose 128 percent between 2013 and 2017, Boozman said, pointing to a study this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' office of the assistant secretary for planning and evaluation. "Our goal is to come to agreement on taxes, budget, school finance", said Senate President Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican. The No. 2 Senate GOP leader, John Cornyn ... [Full Article...]

Gunmen kill 28 Christians in Egypt attack

Gunmen kill 28 Christians in Egypt attack The bus attack bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for three attacks against churches since December that left about 75 people dead. President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi called a meeting of security officials, the state news agency said. Much of Egypt's Christian population is concentrated around the center of the country near Minya and Assiut. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police responding to incident in Manchester

United Kingdom police responding to incident in Manchester Libyan authorities, who are questioning his parents and siblings, claimed he made a final phone call to his mother on the eve of the attack, in which he said: "Forgive me". This means that their assessment is not only that an attack remains highly likely, but that a further attack may be imminent. MEMBERS of Manchester's Libyan community are struggling to come to terms with the fact one of their... [Full Article...]

Gianforte apologizes during victory speech to reporter he allegedly body-slammed

Gianforte, a technology entrepreneur, defeated Quist to continue the GOP's two-decade stronghold on the congressional seat. (Tommy Martino/The Missoulian via AP). The special election was for Montana's lone House seat, which was vacated when former GOP Rep. Ryan Zinke was tapped to be Trump's Interior secretary. [Full Article...]

Corbyn condemned for 'crass' attack on foreign policy

We're very happy we've got our hands around some of the key players that we are concerned about. Hospitals have been warned to be ready. However, Security Minister Ben Wallace said there was no evidence of a specific threat over Britain's holiday weekend, when major events will take place including Saturday's soccer FA Cup final in London, where extra armed officers will be on duty. [Full Article...]

Iran accuses United States of 'Iranophobia', 'warmongering' after Trump's Saudi visit

Iran accuses United States of 'Iranophobia', 'warmongering' after Trump's Saudi visit He said Iran welcomed better relations with its regional neighbors and pledged to fulfill his campaign promises of opening Iran to the world and delivering freedoms to the Iranian people. "In Syria, they made mistakes, and also in Yemen". South Africa has also stood with Iran in the face of unilaterally imposed sanctions. Rafsanjani's vote total surpassed all the votes received by hard-line cleric... [Full Article...]

Russia EU's Tusk calls on G7 to maintain sanctions

Russia EU's Tusk calls on G7 to maintain sanctions President and myself-that we have a common position, common opinion about Russia ", EU President Donald Tusk said after meeting Trump in Brussels on Thursday. Tusk also acknowledged differences between the European Union and the USA administration on trade issues and climate. "The greatest task today is the consolidation of the whole free world around those values, and not just interests". [Full Article...]

Protesters oppose martial law in Philippines

Protesters oppose martial law in Philippines At least 13 ISIS linked terrorists were killed in the Philippines city of Marawi where government forces carried out an operation over 70 hostages held captive by the Islamic State linked Maute Group inside the Amai Pakpak Medica center public hospital. [Full Article...]

Sweden Is No Longer Investigating Julian Assange For Rape

Sweden Is No Longer Investigating Julian Assange For Rape In August 2015, Swedish prosecutors dropped their investigation into a separate allegation against Assange of sexual molestation and one of unlawful coercion because a five-year limit for bringing charges expired. The maximum sentence for that offense is a year in prison. The Australian national has been there ever since, fearing eventual extradition to the US and a potential trial over the le... [Full Article...]


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