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Hamas Stands in Solidarity with Hunger-Striking Palestinians

The two countries have been imposing a border blockade on Gaza since Hamas took control in 2007. The Palestinian movement is blacklisted as terrorist organization by Israel and the United States. "We say to the prisoners that your freedom is a national duty, your dignity is the dignity of the whole nation and we do not accept your suffering to continue behind bars forever", the former prime mini... [Full Article...]

Texas House passes bill banning "sanctuary cities"

Texas House passes bill banning Basically, it gives law enforcement the power to question people's immigration status if they get detained for any reason. Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro says he won't run for the U.S. The Texas Senate has voted to extend a 2015 law created to help high school seniors graduate on time despite failing standardized tests needed to earn a diploma. [Full Article...]

White House says missile should worry Russia

White House says missile should worry Russia In Washington, the White House issued a statement condemning the North Korean "menace" and the United States' "ironclad commitment" to its allies, Japan and South Korea. Trump said earlier this month that he would be "honoured" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "under the right circumstances". The Trump administration has called the tests unacceptable and has swung between threats of militar... [Full Article...]

Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

Security Council resolutions. Choi Sun-hee, left, the top North Korean diplomat who handles relations with the US walks prior to her departure for Pyongyang, North Korea, at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing Saturday, May 13, 2017. [Full Article...]

Trump and Moon Jae-in pledge cooperation on North Korea

Suh Hoon, a career spy agency official who was instrumental in setting up two previous summits between the North and South, was named to head the National Intelligence Service. Although Moon previously wrote that South Korea should learn to "say no to the Americans", he has also indicated that he intends to strengthen the bilateral alliance with the U.S. [Full Article...]

PM could win Commons majority of 48 based on local election analysis

Cllr Truelove wondered if, with a general election around the corner, voters would be less inclined to vote "politically" in the local elections, instead focusing more on the quality of the local candidate than they perhaps would have done had Theresa May not called a snap vote for June 8. [Full Article...]

Japan says N. Korea missile fell into sea

Japan says N. Korea missile fell into sea Stars & Stripes notes the new center was announced just over a week after Pompeo visited South Korea to discuss the North Korean threat with his counterpart Lee Byung-ho. "Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea", the White House said in a brief statement. [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn Subpoenaed in Senate Intelligence Russia Probe

Michael Flynn Subpoenaed in Senate Intelligence Russia Probe Trump announced his dismissal-just days after Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the us election. The Trump administration denies any collusion with Russian Federation. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has issued a subpoena for former national security advisor Michael Flynn, seeking documents in its invest... [Full Article...]

Kawhi Leonard Will Play in Game 1 vs. Warriors Despite Ankle Injury

The top seed Golden State Warriors are going against the second seed San Antonio Spurs. When asked about his strategy, he didn't hesitate in his response. Brown was an assistant under Popovich from 2000-2003, and Popovich said that he really enjoyed him. Question for the series: Will Popovich just plant Leonard on Durant or will he need to use Kawhi on Curry at times or move him to Green and l... [Full Article...]

North Korean missile reached altitude of over 2000 km - Japanese minister

North Korean missile reached altitude of over 2000 km - Japanese minister North Korea has previously attempted at least nine missile launches on six occasions since US President Donald Trump was inaugurated in January. The launch is a direct challenge to the new South Korean president elected four days ago and comes as U.S., Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis makes history and canonizes Jacinta and Francisco, two child saints

Pope Francis makes history and canonizes Jacinta and Francisco, two child saints In an emotional outdoor service on a packed esplanade at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, Catholic worshippers from around the world sang and looked on, some crying, while many more watched the canonisation on giant screens from adjacent streets. [Full Article...]

Venezuela protests death total hits 38 as man, 20, shot in head

Venezuela protests death total hits 38 as man, 20, shot in head On March 29, a Supreme Court ruling effectively closed down the opposition-dominated National Assembly , triggering massive street protests . Widespread protesting in the South American country has led to deaths of at least 37 people . [Full Article...]

Korea's Moon Slams North Missile Launch as 'Reckless Provocation'

Choe did not elaborate on what the North's conditions are, but her comments raise the possibility of North Korea and the USA returning to negotiations for the first time since 2008, when six-nation talks over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program fell apart. [Full Article...]

U.S 'Emotional Obsession' With Russia is Unfortunate

U.S 'Emotional Obsession' With Russia is Unfortunate Before visiting the White House, Lavrov and Tillerson huddled to discuss the crises in Syria and Ukraine - talks qualified by the veteran Russian diplomat as "constructive". But his hopes for a possible rapprochement with Moscow, so regularly repeated during the campaign, have been derailed. Ties soured further in April after the US blamed a Russian ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad, for a deadl... [Full Article...]

Trump's shifting reason for firing Comey could cost him with Hill leaders

Trump said in one of a string of Twitter messages. As he later met with former secretary of state Henry Kissinger at the White House, Mr Trump was asked by reporters why he fired Mr Comey, responding: "He wasn't doing a good job, very simply." (CNN) Many have raised the specter of former President Richard Nixon and the "Saturday Night Massacre" in the wake of FBI Director James Comey's ouste... [Full Article...]

More Chibok schoolgirls to regain freedom soon: Nigerian minister

More Chibok schoolgirls to regain freedom soon: Nigerian minister But prior to the weekend's events, 195 of the girls remained missing. ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's presidency released the names of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed from Boko Haram extremists which parents anxiously scoured to see if their daughters were released three years after their capture. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu Tosses Hamas Policy Paper on Israel Into trash can

Hamas leader Khalid Mishaal last Monday made public in Doha a new "charter" of this Palestinian movement, declaring readiness to accept a Palestinian state on the June, 1967 borders. "When the political leader of Hamas is from inside Gaza he will have more knowledge about Gaza's peoples' situation", commented Ahmad Okasha, a Gaza resident. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump threatens to cancel press briefings for 'sake of accuracy'

The decision to fire Comey amid an ongoing FBI investigation into ties between the Russian government and members of Trump's 2016 campaign has raised concerns that Trump was trying to undermine a probe that could threaten his presidency. [Full Article...]

SA activists join Palestinian hunger strike

SA activists join Palestinian hunger strike Organisers of the Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival, running for the third time since 2015, say the goal is to raise awareness of hardship in the Gaza Strip, home to nearly two million Palestinians. Hunger strikers have issued a list of demands including better medical services, family visits and more dignified conditions in detention. Pizza Hut Israel posted on its Facebook page a photo... [Full Article...]

Jindal visit termed part of backchannel diplomacy

Pakistan prime minister's adviser on foreign affairs Adviser Aziz told reporters on Wednesday that if India shows interest, Pakistan will look into the possibility of a meeting between Sharif and Modi on the sidelines of the SCO summit on 8-9 June at Astana in Kazakhstan. [Full Article...]


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