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Trump Team to Block Palestinian Diplomats from Top UN Posts: US Envoy

Trump Team to Block Palestinian Diplomats from Top UN Posts: US Envoy The pro-Israel lobby, popularly known as AIPAC , is holding the event in Washington . Trump's special Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt attended the Arab Summit that is now being held in Jordan and is supposed to meet with Abbas tomorrow, making this their second meeting in less than two weeks. [Full Article...]

South Korean prosecutors call in SK Group officials for questioning

Separately, the South Korean government also announced that a snap election to replace Park would be held on May 9. Both Park and Choi, who is now on trial , have denied wrongdoing. She will fully cooperate with the investigation, Yonhap News reported, citing one of her lawyers. South Korea's current political crisis began in October 2016, when allegations emerged that Park had pressured th... [Full Article...]

Korea conducts another rocket engine test

Korea conducts another rocket engine test The United States should enforce fully the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act - a mandatory sanction against North Korea - and encourage other nations to do the same. "This is not acceptable in the worldwide community anymore", Imazu said. Interestingly, North Koreans living outside of the capital are apparently growing dissatisfied with the North's growing missile program. [Full Article...]

Bulgaria's pro-EU party GERB wins election, exit poll shows

The leftist Socialists came in second with 27.5 percent of the vote, followed by the nationalist alliance United Patriots with 9.7 percent. Ethnic Turkish MRF party had 8.9 percent, and populist party Will had 4.1 percent. If it retains power, the GERB party is expected to maintain a tight rein on public spending - key to Bulgaria's currency peg to the euro - in contrast to the Socialists who ha... [Full Article...]

Le Pen under attack in first French presidential debate

The five leading candidates for France's presidential election are holding their first debate Monday, with centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen leading polls and jobs and security among voters' top concerns. After a thinly veiled dig from Le Pen suggesting that the former banker would be beholden to financial lobbies if elected, Macron told her: "You'd be bored without me"... [Full Article...]

"You can still stop Brexit", EU lawmakers to tell Britons

The pound held onto gains against the US dollar amid increasing signals from officials on both side of the country's negotiations with the European Union that suggest a softening of the British government's "Hard Brexit " stance as it prepares its formal exit from the bloc. [Full Article...]

US Leads Boycott Against UN Attempt to Create Binding Nuclear Ban

US Leads Boycott Against UN Attempt to Create Binding Nuclear Ban France , Israel, Russia, the United Kingdom and the US, which have nuclear weapons, all opposed it, while China and India abstained. The first substantive session of the conference began here yesterday. But the DPRK will continue to support the idea of the non-aligned movement for the total dismantlement of nuclear weapons and the worldwide efforts for it, he said. [Full Article...]

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over anti-Erdogan protest in Bern - Anadolu

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over anti-Erdogan protest in Bern - Anadolu The Turkish foreign ministry summoned Switzerland's ambassador in Ankara yesterday over a protest in Bern that it said was organised by supporters of terrorist groups and targeted President Tayyip Erdogan, ministry sources said. Erdogan on Friday has hit out at the head of Germany's intelligence service for comments suggesting that Berlin was not convinced over US -based cleric Fethullah Gul... [Full Article...]

Chips ... is a movie

Chips ... is a movie More than anything, that was what I loved about this film. "That would be myopic of me not to look and enjoy another interpretation of a '70s TV show". Instead, CHiPs just a pretty bland movie that relies mostly on its crudeness to stand out. It follows the characters of Jon Baker ( Shepard ) and Francis "Ponch" Poncherello who are two California Highway Patrolmen. [Full Article...]

NK says it conducts missile launching drills on regular basis

NK says it conducts missile launching drills on regular basis While the State Department has expressed concern and disapproval over the Asian state's actions, the threat of these missiles being able to reach the United States is perceived by US officials as minimal. South Korea's Ministry of Defense also confirmed the failed launch. They demanded a halt to further launches and tests and urged all countries "to redouble their efforts" to fully implement s... [Full Article...]

House Intelligence Committee chairman abruptly cancels open hearing on Russian Federation

The two leaders of the House Intelligence committees continued their back-and-forth Friday as tension mounts over the panel's inquiry into whether there are ties between Russian Federation and Trump campaign officials as well as the Kremlin's potential meddling in the 2016 elections. [Full Article...]

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak walks free after six years in detention

Many of Mubarak's opponents and supporters alike believe that since his ouster the country is now worse off. El-Sissi has restored military-heavy authoritarian rule and taken severe, purportedly corrective, economic measures that have left millions of Egyptians reeling. [Full Article...]

Watchdog to examine cost, security of Trump's Florida trips

Trump's order fulfills promises made on the campaign to revitalize the American coal industry by beginning a review of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan , which restricts emissions from coal-fired power plants. "They're not going to discuss it with me". His order opens up federal lands to new coal leases, which the Obama administration froze. Great Plains Energy, the parent company of Kansas City ... [Full Article...]

Turkish pop star, journalists on trial over failed coup

Turkey has been fuming since its government ministers were blocked from holding campaign rallies in several European countries to support next month's referendum on expanding Erdogan's powers. Turkey bans access to some internet sites deemed to be subversive. Also on trial in Istanbul, but in absentia, is Said Sefa, whom prosecutors say used the pseudonym Fuat Avni on Twitter to post taunt... [Full Article...]

Trump's campaign chief secretly worked to push Putin's interests

Trump's campaign chief secretly worked to push Putin's interests Information about Manafort‚à "ôs banking transactions was turned over to USA agents working in the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, a Treasury Department bureau, by the Unit for Combating Money Laundering in the Mediterranean country of Cyprus, a person familiar with the case said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to publicly discuss an ongoing, glob... [Full Article...]

CBI seeks cancellation of Jaganmohan Reddy's bail

CBI seeks cancellation of Jaganmohan Reddy's bail The case relates to alleged investments made by private firms and individual investors in Jagan's companies in return for the favours they received when his father YS Rajasekhara Reddy was chief minister between 2004-09. He was released on bail from Chenchalguda jail on September 25, 2013, 16 months later, a few months before the 2014 elections. The CBI has listed Jagan as A-1 and accused him of i... [Full Article...]

Slaughter House Association asks UP Govt. to have mercy on their livelihood

Slaughter House Association asks UP Govt. to have mercy on their livelihood It should be kept in mind that many people confuse beef with cow meat. There are only a handful of shops which are doing business today as they have some stock with them which would all finish by this evening, he added. However, many legal operations are now being disrupted, Indian's meat and livestock exporters association is reporting. In the wake of Aditya Nath assuming the office of chief ... [Full Article...]

U.S. asks Hawaii judge to clarify ruling blocking Trump travel ban

U.S. asks Hawaii judge to clarify ruling blocking Trump travel ban The new travel ban would have required new Visa approvals for people from the updated list of the six Muslim majority countries of Syria, Libya, Sudan, Iran, Yemen, and Somalia. Constitution's religious freedom protection. "And once again, a federal judge has carried out his constitutional duty of checks and balances on risky overreach from an executive order that targeted individuals based on r... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation accuses four individuals, including Russian intelligence agency employees

Lawyers contacted by The Post said that in documents they had seen, there was no link to Shaltai-Boltai in the case. The US has charged four people - including two Russian spies - over the 2014 hack of Yahoo , which exposed 500 million accounts. [Full Article...]

USA healthcare repeal bill is pulled in major blow to Donald Trump

USA healthcare repeal bill is pulled in major blow to Donald Trump A Republican official involved in counting votes says the party thinks it needs about 25 of the roughly 36 members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus members to back the GOP health care bill if it's going to pass Friday. "Unfortunately, today we couldn't come to a consensus on what that plan should look like. This is a disappointing day for us". "The president has said he wants a vote to... [Full Article...]


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