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White House cautions Israel on 'unrestrained' settlement building

A White House official sought to play down Thursday's Israeli announcement, saying Netanyahu made his promise to the Amona settlers before Trump laid out his vision. Oded Revivi, chief foreign envoy of the Yesha Council, an umbrella group representing Israel's more than 120 West Bank settlements, welcomed the new settlement. [Full Article...]

Trump says Germany owes 'vast sums' to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Trump says Germany owes 'vast sums' to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation The meeting between two of the world's most powerful leaders got off to an awkward start as Donald Trump apparently refused to shake hands with Angela Merkel in the Oval Office. Merkel attempted to project a conciliatory approach when it came to economic issues. - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2017In a joint news conference at the White House on Friday, Trump pushed Merkel to meet... [Full Article...]

Mike Flynn Isn't Getting Immunity From Prosecution - At Least Not Yet

Instead, the White House continued to sidestep queries about its role in showing Nunes classified information that appears to have included transcripts of foreign officials discussing Trump's transition to the presidency, according to current and former US officials. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron's French presidency bid gathers pace, minister backs campaign

Macron: "I'm the only candidate who has been following since the start our European commitments". The debate was the first between the five presidential candidates with issues of high unemployment, slow economic growth, terror threats and rows about immigration, integration and terrorism dominating. [Full Article...]

Chris Christie's Office Slams Judge's Comment About Workplace Culture

Chris Christie's Office Slams Judge's Comment About Workplace Culture Michael Baldassare, a lawyer for Baroni, said his client would appeal his conviction. Wildstein pleaded guilty to the scandal and testified for the prosecution. But the governor was never charged, and he maintains that he knew nothing about it until the news broke. At a press conference in January 2014, Christie said that he had been blindsided by the bridge lane closure scheme. [Full Article...]

UN chief in Iraq backs fight against Islamic State group

UN chief in Iraq backs fight against Islamic State group Local officials and eyewitnesses say as many as 240 people may have been killed in the Al-Jadida district when a huge blast caused a building to collapse, burying families inside. First Lt. Walid Khalid of the 3rd brigade Federal Police said his troops advanced about 100 metres (yards) in the last two days. Khalid told The Associated Press. [Full Article...]

Top US diplomat meets wife of jailed American in Turkey

The PKK attacks in Turkey past year remind us of how close to home the threat of attack is for the Turkish people. More than 70 Turkish soldiers lost their lives during the operation. But while Turkey classifies the YPG as terrorists as well, the European Union and the United States do not. He is the American pastor jailed in Turkey on bogus charges who pleaded the Trump administration for help. [Full Article...]

Martin McGuinness, ex-IRA commander, dead at 66

Martin McGuinness, ex-IRA commander, dead at 66 Such a gesture would once have been unthinkable. Militarily and politically, McGuinness was involved from the beginning to the end of Northern Ireland's Troubles, the 30-year-conflict that left more than 3,000 people dead. "Martin made himself available to the citizens of Ireland". The Sinn Féin leaders were able to negotiate concessions from the prime minister, ranging from early IRA prisoner... [Full Article...]

Intelligence committee members disagree on dust-up involving Devin Nunes

Intelligence committee members disagree on dust-up involving Devin Nunes So here we are, on Friday and "the chairman has announced that the hearing is canceled" while also announcing he wants to bring back Comey and NSA director Mike Rogers, for a closed session, Schiff said . As for why the Tuesday hearing was called off , "I think that there must have been a very strong pushback from the White House", Schiff said. "I felt I had a duty and obligation to tel... [Full Article...]

Gov't not keen on reciprocating Reds' ceasefire

Gov't not keen on reciprocating Reds' ceasefire In a separate statement sent to CNN Philippines, NDFP Chairman Fidel Agcaoili said "the revolutionary movement would appear foolish and open to attacks by the AFP (Armed Forces) and PNP (Philippine National Police) should it declare a unilateral ceasefire while the GRP would not". [Full Article...]

Tillerson gives North Atlantic Treaty Organisation two-month deadline on defense spending

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Vice President Mike Pence, visiting its Brussels headquarters in February, carried Donald Trump's demand that allies increase military spending. Tillerson added that "the United States sanctions will remain until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered our sanctions". The implication, diplomats said, was that only one man is in charge in Russian Fe... [Full Article...]

London police report major arrests in attack probe

Then he jumped out and attacked Constable Keith Palmer, an officer guarding Parliament, stabbing him to death before being shot to death by police. "Through detailed investigation the Met can confirm the attack started at 14:40:08 on Wednesday, 22 March, when the auto that Masood was driving over Westminster Bridge first mounted the northbound pavement". [Full Article...]

IAEA chief warns of new phase in N. Korea threat

Pacific Command. "South Korea and the United States are aware of the North Korean missile launch", said a spokesman for Seoul's defense ministry, adding they "suspect it was a failure". Its secretive northern neighbour has made no secret of its bid to fit nuclear warheads to missiles capable of reaching the US. Many weapons experts say the North could have a functioning nuclear-tipped missile ... [Full Article...]

South Korea starts lifting Sewol ferry, nearly three years after disaster

South Korea starts lifting Sewol ferry, nearly three years after disaster As NPR's Elise Hu reports from Seoul , nine of the people who were aboard that day in April 2014 remain missing, and families hope to recover those bodies once the Sewol has been lifted out of the water and put in dry dock. While that was rejected in court, questions over Park's movements in the hours following the sinking continue to dog the former president and her conservative party. [Full Article...]

I Have No Interest In Meeting With House Freedom Caucus

It's in response to the president's tweet that indicated he would work to defeat caucus members in the 2018 midterms. "They've got that mentality that Oh, we've got this entitlement - you can't scale it back". "Neither Trump nor congressional Republicans are in an ideal position to govern, and that's an understatement", Sabato said. Trump tweeted on Thursday morning. [Full Article...]

Escalation Looming? Israel to Crush Syrian Air Defense if Jets Targeted Again

Escalation Looming? Israel to Crush Syrian Air Defense if Jets Targeted Again One missile was intercepted by Israel's Arrow missile defense battery, military officials said, in the first reported use of the advanced system. An Israeli army statement said "several anti-aircraft missiles" were fired following the raid but that none hit their targets. [Full Article...]

'People on rooftops' as Australians flee rising floodwaters

'People on rooftops' as Australians flee rising floodwaters The woman disappeared overnight at the Upper Burringbar property and was found the next day by a family member. The cyclone formerly known as Debbie has turned into a storm which has dumped up to 500mm of rain on southeast Queensland and northern NSW . [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Nam's Body Traded for 9 Malaysians in North Korea

Kim Jong-Nam was killed with the lethal nerve agent VX on February 13 at Kuala Lumpur airport, triggering a major clash between Malaysia and North Korea, which saw them, expel each other's ambassadors and bar citizens from leaving. Asked whether he had contacted the top North Korean leadership over the crisis, Najib said he had only been in touch with the Malaysian hostages and the others involv... [Full Article...]

Trump's son-in-law retains scores of real estate holdings

Trump's son-in-law retains scores of real estate holdings The rules, conventions and norms center on concerns about nepotism and conflicts of interest. The data firm, which is owned by hedge fund manager Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, and is credited with helping Trump win the 2016 election, paid him $125,333 a year ago, and Bannon is selling a stake in the firm. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation controversy deepens amid reports of White House meddling

The White House has taken no action to prevent Sally Yates from testifying and the Department of Justice specifically told her that it would not stop her and to suggest otherwise is completely irresponsible". The hearing would have been another public airing of the infighting within the committee. "An investigation is only as credible as those who lead it. [Full Article...]


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