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Hamas new chief supports hunger-strike amid 'Israeli psychological-warfare'

The announcement comes shortly after Gaza's rulers unveiled a new, seemingly more pragmatic political program aimed at ending the group's worldwide isolation. "Under its new leadership, the movement must continue and intensify its efforts to strengthen internal Palestinian relations ... strengthen the steadfastness of our people, and mobilize Arab, Islamic and worldwide powers to stand by the Pa... [Full Article...]

S.Korea's Moon takes presidency of divided nation amid N.Korea tensions

S.Korea's Moon takes presidency of divided nation amid N.Korea tensions While Moon may try to soothe Chinese anger over the THAAD deployment, many observers say it appears too late to call for its withdrawal, which would greatly undermine South Korea's relationship with Washington, its most important ally. He has also said he wants to reconsider the United States deployment of THAAD anti-missile system on the Korean peninsula. Moon took 41.1 percent of the vote in T... [Full Article...]

Chinese president and new South Korean leader talk nuclear

China has been upset by the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system that was approved by Moon's conservative predecessor as a hedge against North Korea, placing Seoul in a hard spot between its closest military ally in Washington and its largest trading partner in Beijing. [Full Article...]

China tests new missile near Korea

An editorial from the government controlled Global Times stated the missile launch "killed two birds with one stone". It did not give any details about the missile nor the type of platform from which it was launched. Beijing has imposed a host of measures seen as economic retaliation against the South for the THAAD deployment, including a ban on tour groups. China reportedly test launched a ... [Full Article...]

Fired by Trump, former acting AG to testify on Russia

Fired by Trump, former acting AG to testify on Russia Washington Post: Yates says she warned White House Flynn could be "blackmailed" - " Former acting attorney general Sally Yates said Monday she warned the top lawyer in the White House that then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn could be blackmailed by Russian Federation, and gave the White House a private warning 'so that they could take action'". [Full Article...]

Putin Rebuffs Accusation of Russian Interference in US Affairs

Putin quickly expanded on the topic, saying, "President Trump is acting in accordance with his competence, in accordance with his law and constitution". The Palestinian leader met with the U.S. president at the White House on May 3. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, looks to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as he speak to media at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, May 1... [Full Article...]

Coalition: Capture of IS-held town undermines militant group

The Syrian Democratic Forces earlier this week captured Tabqa and an adjacent dam, a major prize in the offensive for Raqa, the Syrian heart of IS's self-proclaimed "caliphate". "YPG and PKK are both terror groups, there is no difference at all between them". White House said they're "the only force on the ground that can successfully seize Raqqa in the near future". [Full Article...]

Trump calls Kim Jong Un a 'pretty smart cookie'

Trump calls Kim Jong Un a 'pretty smart cookie' In the interview with Face the Nation , the President was asked why North Korea's rockets keep blowing up. He did not do a particularly good job. The world has been watching North Korea closely in the past several weeks, amid fear that the country might attempt its sixth underground nuclear test. [Full Article...]

White House rejects calls for special prosecutor

He refused to comment on what Comey did or didn't say, but when asked whether it would be common for an FBI director to notify someone they were not the target of an investigation, said "I'm not aware of that being a standard practice". [Full Article...]

South Korea's new leader 'willing to visit North'

South Korea's new leader 'willing to visit North' South Korea's new president has a lot on his plate. The missile test was carried amid China's vociferous protests over THAAD interceptor missiles in South Korea, whose powerful radars could see through most of part of China including its missile development programme. [Full Article...]

Security questions over Russian photographer allowed into Oval Office

Yesterday, less than 24 hours after he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , who was investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election, President Donald Trump held a meeting with Russian government officials and barred any American news outlets from attending. [Full Article...]

May accuses Corbyn of deserting "proud and patriotic working class people"

Jeremy Corbyn supporters have bizarrely claimed a BBC cameraman was intentionally run over in a stunt to discredit the Labour leader. There has been heightened media interest around the leak and as Mr Corbyn's vehicle pulled into a driveway it was mobbed by journalists, leading to BBC cameraman, Giles Woolorton's foot being run over by the front wheel of the auto. [Full Article...]

Xi nudges Moon to think twice on THAAD

Chinese President Xi Jinping tacitly asked new South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on Thursday to reconsider the deployment of a USA anti-missile system. "Also noting Britain was South Korea's second-largest partner among all European countries in terms of trade and investment, the president said he hoped the countries' close economic relationship will not be affected by Britain's exit from the E... [Full Article...]

China presses South Korea on Thaad missile system

The leaders spoke by telephone a day after Moon was sworn in to replace the ousted Park Geun-hye. A big challenge for whoever wins will be U.S. President Donald Trump, who has proven himself unconventional in his approach to North Korea, swinging between intense pressure and threats and offers to talk. [Full Article...]

Navy says Russian jet came within 20 feet of U.S. spy plane

Navy says Russian jet came within 20 feet of U.S. spy plane The latest Russian incident in the Black Sea comes a month before the US military kicks off a series of military exercises in the region. News reported Thursday citing a spokeswoman for US Naval Forces Europe that "a Russian Su-27" fighter jet on May 9 "came within approximately 20 feet of a US Navy P-8A Poseidon" in worldwide airspace. [Full Article...]

Jones will pray hard for England success

The draw was held on Wednesday and the Africa victor will join reigning champions New Zealand, South Africa , Italy and repechage victor in Group B. The action gets underway on September 20 2019 and ends with the final on November 2. " South Africa are a team we know well, we played Italy recently". The Wallabies' other Pool D opponents during what shapes as a saloon passage through to the... [Full Article...]

San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets Game 6 Live Stream

The trio of Aldridge, Murray and Gasol combined for 33 of San Antonio's 60 rebounds, as the Spurs pummeled the Rockets on the glass by a 23-board margin. "[He got] to the rim, did a really good job". "Somebody might have slipped something into his drink", Smith said of Harden. I have no clue. Instead of making mincemeat out of the shorthanded, aging Spurs , James Harden and Co. [Full Article...]

Labour manifesto has been 'unanimously agreed', says Jeremy Corbyn

He said the contents had been agreed unanimously. In total, 26 of the 29 seats would be captured by the Conservatives if they can get 80% of UKIP's vote - which, again, is without taking current polling trends into account, which generally show Labour polling slightly worse then in 2015, and the Conservatives polling much better. [Full Article...]

Trump urges peace between Russia and Ukraine

Trump urges peace between Russia and Ukraine A White House official said the administration did not anticipate that the Russian government would allow its state news agency to post photographs of the meeting. But it's not uncommon for meetings with lower-level officials to occur without press coverage. The ambassador was also not mentioned in the official White House account of the meeting. [Full Article...]

General Election polls: Conservatives heading for landslide victory

This leaves an interesting challenge ahead, whether the "old guard" coalition of a Labour/SNP administration will prevail, or whether the Conservatives can come to a working agreement with the two Indy councillors. Launching the party's general election campaign in Manchester, Mr Corbyn warned there will be "a reckoning" if he wins power and breaks up a system he said is rigged in favour of the we... [Full Article...]


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