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Goldman Sachs Investment In Venezuela Sparks Criticism

Goldman Sachs Investment In Venezuela Sparks Criticism On Sunday, The Wall Street Journal revealed that the New York-based investment bank had paid USA $ 865 million for Venezuelan state oil company bonds maturing in 2022, amounting to around 31 cents on the dollar. The draft tabled by the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru and Panama would urge Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to call early elections and free political prisoners, while a mil... [Full Article...]

Corbyn will join TV election debate, but without May

Then, quizzed if it was because she was " frightened " to face Mr Corbyn, she told an audience in Bath: "No. Jeremy Corbyn seems to be paying far more attention to how many appearances on television he's doing". "Indeed, tonight Amber Rudd must explain why she believes that the people of Scotland should entrust their future to people like Boris Johnson , when she herself said during last ye... [Full Article...]

Islamic State fighters seal off Mosul mosque preparing for last stand

Iraqi forces, backed by air cover from a US -led coalition, are now engaged in a widespread offensive to dislodge Daesh from Mosul , the terrorist group's last stronghold in Iraq. The Grand al-Nuri Mosque has become a symbolic focus of the campaign, with Iraqi commanders privately saying they hope to capture it during Ramadan , the Muslim fasting month which started over the weekend in Iraq. [Full Article...]

UK Prime Minister Theresa May boycotts TV debate despite Labour challenge

She has been heavily criticised for sending Home Secretary Amber Rudd to represent the Tories, especially now opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn revealed he would take part . On the face of it Corbyn appears to be attracting a strong, and very British, underdog vote - helped by an nearly human performance on TV. Echoing elements of U.S. [Full Article...]

Kashmir encounter: 2 militants killed in Sopore

The encounter started few hours ago. It was not immediately known if the house survived the encounter. He said both slain militants were locals and belonged to the Hizbul Mujahdieen. Vaid said during interrogation, the arrested persons provided information about the hideout of the militants at whose behest they had carried out the attack. [Full Article...]

Saudi, UAE pledge Dollars 100 millions to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

The Iranian foreign minister has slammed the US President Donald Trump for his recent statements while professing that the American president should discuss how to avoid another 9/11 with his Saudi Arabian partners during his visit to the Kingdom. [Full Article...]

How to watch the TV debate TONIGHT

Pushed on why she was not attending the debate, May told journalists at a campaign event that she would be "thinking about Brexit negotiations" instead. Concerns of faltering support for the Tories were further hammered home on Wednesday, when a voting estimate from YouGov, reported by The Times newspaper, showed the Tories could even lose its majority in parliament . [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Hasn't Ruled out Visiting Western Wall With Netanyahu

Trump Says He Hasn't Ruled out Visiting Western Wall With Netanyahu The Temple Mount and the Western Wall "will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an address to the Knesset session. Trump's visit encouraged some Ohioans, including Ohio Jewish Communities Executive Director Howie Beigelman, who is based in Columbus. "But with determination, compromise, and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and ... [Full Article...]

Trump aide Dubke announces resignation

Bossie told "Fox & Friends" that the Trump administration has reached out to him but hasn't offered him a job yet. Trump's potential plans for a shakeup of the White House remain under wraps, and it's yet unclear how changes in his administration might affect the Russian Federation probe. [Full Article...]

Modi congratulates Rouhani on re-election as Iran President

Rouhani, 68, promised a moderate vision and an outward-looking Iran , and tied his success to the success of the nuclear deal brokered between Iran, the USA and other countries in 2015. Khamenei controls the country's security forces and can veto any presidential policies. The president's sweep of the election will give him a larger popular mandate during his second term than he had in his fi... [Full Article...]

Trump keeps world guessing on Paris climate deal pullout

Trump keeps world guessing on Paris climate deal pullout The White House Rose Garden". Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that he would make his decision "over the next few days". Syria didn't sign the agreement because the country remains locked in a protracted civil war that the United Nations estimates may have displaced 12 million people and resulted in more than 250,000 deaths. [Full Article...]

US CEOs urge Trump to stay in Paris agreement

A formal announcement is expected at some point this week - Trump tweeted on Wednesday: "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". Trump opposes it and what effects the USA pulling out would have. That fight has played out within Trump's administration. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former Exxon CEO, is among those in the Trump administration urgi... [Full Article...]

Trump's communications director to step aside

Which included Communications Director Mike Dubke quiting after three months of working under President Trump. "We appreciate Mike and are very grateful for his service to President Trump and our country", Priebus said, adding Dubke "offered to remain on board until a transition is concluded". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to announce decision on Paris agreement tomorrow

Trump says he's "hearing from a lot of people both ways". One of Mr Trump's first moves as president was to pull the USA out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement with Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand and eight other Pacific Rim nations. [Full Article...]

Germany's Gabriel says ties with US "difficult", will improve

Trump's tweet came after Merkel told a meeting last Sunday that "the times in which (Germany) could fully rely on others are partly over", a reference to the U.S. "I think the relationship that the president has had with Merkel he would describe as fairly unbelievable", said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at his daily press briefing. [Full Article...]

Trump tipped to pull out of Paris climate deal

An US withdrawal would come fewer than 18 months after the historic 196-nation pact was signed in the French capital - the fruit of a hard-fought agreement between Beijing and Washington under Barack Obama's leadership. The official, who is involved in preparing the meeting between European Union officials and China's premier, was not authorized to speak publicly and discussed the matter on condit... [Full Article...]

Trump bumbles across the Middle East

In what appeared to be a veiled sleight to former US President Barack Obama , with whom Netanyahu had a hard relationship, the prime minister praised Trump for his "bold decision to act against the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and I want to tell you also how much we appreciate the reassertion of American leadership in the Middle East", NBC News reported. [Full Article...]

White House official: Trump expected to pull out of Paris climate deal

White House official: Trump expected to pull out of Paris climate deal Musk has said he's raised climate issues with the White House before, but that despite these efforts, he's come under fire for his willingness to engage with the Trump administration. Other top Trump advisers, including daughter Ivanka and Gary Cohn, the head of the president's National Economic Council, are said to favor staying in the treaty. [Full Article...]

What is the Paris climate agreement? 9 things to know

What is the Paris climate agreement? 9 things to know Opponents of the pact say withdrawing from the deal and reversing. While countries like China may get a diplomatic boost from America's retreat and green policies won't go into reverse, a USA departure isn't going to make it any easier to meet the most important goal of the Paris deal - reining in global warming. [Full Article...]

White House aide Michael Dubke says his last day is TBD

White House aide Michael Dubke says his last day is TBD Mr Dubke, who didn't work on the Mr Trump campaign , joined after campaign spokesman Jason Miller declined to take the communications director position. All eyes are back on Washington D.C.as President Trump has returned from his nine-day trip overseas and as business picks back up following the Memorial Day holiday, Mr. [Full Article...]


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