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Commencement speech by No. 2 Senate Republican canceled

Commencement speech by No. 2 Senate Republican canceled We see that universities are learning from that incident! Cornyn, the second-ranking Senate Republican, has in recent weeks become a more outward defender of President Trump. The university didn't specifically comment on those concerns. Texas Southern, founded in 1927, is considered one of the most diverse universities in the country. [Full Article...]

We are closing the gap on the Tories - Corbyn on Labour's results

We are closing the gap on the Tories - Corbyn on Labour's results British voters last year made a decision to leave the European Union, ending the country's 44-year membership. Across the country, things were falling apart for Labour, but in Doncaster they actually gained two seats on the council. One of the most detrimental council losses for the party was Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city and once the staunchest of Labour strongholds. Former head of the retai... [Full Article...]

North Korea Launches Missile, Trump Speculates On Russia Response

North Korea needs tests to flawless its missile program, but it also is thought to stage its launches after the elections of new US and South Korean presidents in an attempt to gauge a new administration's reaction. Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said North Korea might have launched a "new type of missile", given the altitude and duration of its flight. Japan said the missile flew for 30 minut... [Full Article...]

Trump to deliver commencement address at Liberty University

Trump said Comey is a "showboat" and "grandstander" who was sacked because he wasn't doing a good job. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said Sessions and Rosenstein are involved in the interviews because the Federal Bureau of Investigation director reports to them as attorney general and deputy attorney general. [Full Article...]

What Donald Trump, Moon Jae-in Could Likely Discuss When They Meet

Moon's favouring more independence in ties with the USA - a stance not contrary to Trump's own foreign policy vision - creates some common ground. A big challenge will be U.S. "If needed I will fly directly to Washington". South Korea says it needs Thaad to defend itself from North Korea, but China believes its radars threaten regional security. [Full Article...]

India likely to skip OBOR event in China

Asked about the USA note, the foreign ministry said in a short statement sent to Reuters that it did "not understand the situation". While there is no official word with the Ministry of External Affairs in Delhi declining to comment, informed sources said, India might not take part in BRF. [Full Article...]

Senator: White House Defending Trump Over Nation

Senator: White House Defending Trump Over Nation Vice President Pence had initially said that Flynn and the ambassador did not discuss USA sanctions against Russian Federation, which turned out not to be true. "It wasn't until about seven days later that they had access to those documents", Spicer said. "Kind of a stretch", he said of Yates' claim. "Biggest story today between (former Director of National Intelligence James) Clapper & Yates is... [Full Article...]

UK Conservatives have 15 point lead over Labour

UK Conservatives have 15 point lead over Labour In an address to the Chatham House worldwide affairs think tank in London, Mr Corbyn said he was not a pacifist but that military action - which has wrecked much of the Middle East - would be his very last resort. However, his visit to the East Anglia coast was not ideal from a PR perspective - Mr Corbyn and Labour supporters got a telling off from a local cyclist for blocking the cycle lane a... [Full Article...]

#ChibokGirls: Freed 82 girls would reunite with family next week

#ChibokGirls: Freed 82 girls would reunite with family next week Observers nonetheless saw the girls" release as a sign that a faction of Boko Haram is seriously weakened and appears willing to engage in dialogue with the "enemy" state.After three years in captivity numerous girls, who are rumoured to have been subjected to daily indoctrination, will be psychologically scarred - one reportedly refused to leave. [Full Article...]

Where does Jeremy Corbyn stand on foreign policy?

Where does Jeremy Corbyn stand on foreign policy? Yet a couple of months later, he won the election in a 59 per cent landslide. It will be very hard for them to be held to account in the House of Commons.It means there won't be the usual checks and balances of democracy ... However, numerous party's traditional strongholds are in working-class areas outside the capital where voters backed leaving the EU. Labour do not want Jeremy Corbyn caugh... [Full Article...]

Poll gives UK Conservatives big lead ahead of June election

Poll gives UK Conservatives big lead ahead of June election The "war on terror" has been a failure, Jeremy Corbyn said as he insisted as prime minister he would not be afraid to stand up to Donald Trump's United States administration. "Waiting to see which way the wind blows in Washington isn't strong leadership. I accept that military action, under worldwide law and as a genuine last resort, is in some circumstances necessary", he will say. [Full Article...]

Trump Reposts Rosie O'Donnell To Bolster Case For Firing FBI Director

It's somewhat ironic that Trump proposed written statements for the sake of accuracy because a statement from the White House Press Office on Tuesday evening supported what Sanders said during the initial briefing. Trump promptly contradicted this sequence of events the following day in an interview with NBC News by saying that he meant to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein's opinion. [Full Article...]

Turkey slams U.S. arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight

Turkey yesterday slammed as " unacceptable " a United States announcement that Washington would supply arms and military equipment to Kurdish fighters battling IS jihadists in Syria. He and other officials have said the USA will closely monitor the weapons' distribution and insure that they are used only against IS. Erdogan further emphasized that he would mention the issue in upcoming discuss... [Full Article...]

French centrists reach accord with Macron on parliament candidates

French centrists reach accord with Macron on parliament candidates The list of candidates, many of them young and half of them women, represented Macron's first stab at creating a parliamentary power base with his Republic on the Move party to help him push forward with reforms once in office. Ferrand said the choices marked "the definitive return of citizens to the heart of our political life". He will be sworn-in on Sunday at a ceremony at the Elysee Palace. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: US Reviewing Climate Policies, Will Not Be Rushed into Decision

Timo Soini, the foreign minister of Finland, said the eight member countries need to work to keep the Arctic free of tensions. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson participated in a rare public event this week in Alaska, as he officially handed the reins of the Arctic Council to Finland for the next two years. [Full Article...]

SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches ballistic missile

A statement said that the missile was sacked from near Kusong City, in North Pyongan province, and that the South Korean and US militaries are analyzing the details. The North's last attempt at a missile test was on April 28 when the weapon exploded minutes after takeoff. Kishida says the global community should prioritize efforts to implement the existing U.N. [Full Article...]

Top Dem: Trump did interfere with Russian Federation probe

The Russian photojournalist was a TASS employee who regularly serves as Lavrov's personal photographer. Russia's Foreign Ministry tweeted a photo of Trump shaking hands with Lavrov and the Russian Embassy posted another of the president greeting another participant in the meeting: Ambassador Sergey Kislyak , a central character in various Russia-related investigations because of his contact... [Full Article...]

Trump Suggests He Could Handle Press Briefings Instead Of Sean Spicer

Trump Suggests He Could Handle Press Briefings Instead Of Sean Spicer Meanwhile, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, a once-ubiquitous presence on cable news, who made several appearances in the hours following Comey's firing, was as of Wednesday morning traveling in New England for her work addressing opioid abuse. [Full Article...]

Tillerson gets earful on climate change from Arctic governments

Groups representing the indigenous peoples of the circumpolar north, known as permanent participants on the Arctic Council, were almost universally unified on the need to address climate change. "We're going to work to make the right decision", he added, pausing ever so briefly before ending with the phrase, "for the United States". Not only that, but numerous Trump administration's early policy... [Full Article...]

French Presidential Election In Focus

French Presidential Election In Focus The Trump administration is expected to decide in the coming weeks on whether to withdraw from the agreement signed by 175 countries at the United Nations past year. "I can work in a government majority", said Bruno Le Maire, a senior Republicans official, who had been an aide of presidential candidate Francois Fillon, and is tipped by some to become the new foreign minister. [Full Article...]


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