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Bill Renews Effort to Declare Israel a Jewish State

The bill also would make Hebrew the country's official language and designate Arabic as having special status, requiring all government services to be available also in Arabic. "The danger of this bill is that it creates two classes of citizens", the Times of Israel quoted Ayman Odeh as saying. "And that promise has to be made in a Basic Law". [Full Article...]

Pakistan signs nearly $500 mln in China deals at Silk Road summit

All countries should respect each other's sovereignty, dignity and territorial integrity, each other's development paths and social systems, and each other's core interests and major concerns, said Xi. A total of 29 heads of state and government leaders are scheduled to be in Beijing for the forum which opens on Sunday. Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony and deliver a... [Full Article...]

SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

The North responded by pledging to retaliate with a devastating nuclear counter-attack, a threat it has made in the past. In a statement released by the White House, Donald Trump commented that North Korea's test missile landed closer to Russian Federation than Japan. [Full Article...]

USA move to arm Syrian Kurds make Turkey fume

USA move to arm Syrian Kurds make Turkey fume Turkey wants the arms agreement reversed, and Yildirim on Wednesday said the US can not use one terrorist group to fight another. -Kurdish partnership on the grounds that the Syrian Kurdish forces are too closely aligned with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a Kurdish party the Turks have long fought. [Full Article...]

Votes to be recounted in Vancouver-False Creek, Courtenay-Comox

Preliminary results show a 560-vote spread in the riding where Liberal incumbent Sam Sullivan beat the NDP's Oger. Christy Clark and the BC Liberals now hold 43 seats, one off the amount needed to have a majority government. If the New Democrats lose the Courtenay-Comox seat, and no other seats change hands in the final count, the Liberals will have the 44 seats needed to form a majority governm... [Full Article...]

North Korea says will have dialogue with US under right conditions: Yonhap

North Korea says will have dialogue with US under right conditions: Yonhap Choe Son Hui, who is the North's foreign ministry director general for US affairs, made the comment to reporters in Beijing as she was travelling from Norway back to North Korea, Yonhap said. It was described as the latest in a series of such meetings. Choe's comments come after South Korea this week chose its new President Moon Jae-in, who favors a two-track approach on sanctions and talks with... [Full Article...]

The four people being interviewed on Saturday — FBI director job

President Donald Trump abruptly fired James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Trump has made empty threats against the press before on Twitter. I have since had the conversation with him right before I walked on today, and he laid it out very clearly. "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium wit... [Full Article...]

West Ham United vs Liverpool

A win at West Ham's new stadium, the London Stadium , will be the 52nd different venue where Liverpool have won a Premier League game - that's the most for any team with Arsenal and Manchester United coming in next with wins in 50 venues. [Full Article...]

India to boycott China's belt & road forum

India to boycott China's belt & road forum Xi said the world must create conditions that promote open development and encourage the building of systems of "fair, reasonable and transparent global trade and investment rules". It said on Tuesday that North Korea would send a delegation to the summit but gave no other details. "We should foster a new type of worldwide relations featuring win-win cooperation; and we should forge partnerships... [Full Article...]

Captain of shipwrecked Costa cruise liner heads to jail

Captain of shipwrecked Costa cruise liner heads to jail Schettino, dubbed lsquo;Captain Coward' by the press for abandoning the stricken ship during the 2012 nighttime disaster that killed 32 people, will be jailed if the court upholds his 16-year and one month sentence. Schettino was turned into both a laughingstock and a national embarrassment in Italy after a recording emerged of a coast guard official, Gregorio De Falco, urging him by radio to get ... [Full Article...]

Turkish military says kills 14 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Turkish military says kills 14 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq But Turkey views Syria's Kurdish People's Protection Units, known as YPG, as a terrorist organization and an extension of the Kurdish militants who have been waging a three-decade-long insurgency against Turkey. Othman further said that three USA army units will be deployed on the border area to prevent further attacks. "Despite increasing Turkish rancour, Washington continues to see the Kurds ... [Full Article...]

Syria rejects United Nations monitoring role in safe zones

Russian Federation wants the United Nations Security Council to endorse an agreement reached in the Kazakh capital of Astana last week to establish " de-escalation zones " in Syria, but several council members say they need more information before they can back the deal aimed at bolstering a ceasefire. [Full Article...]

French artists back Macron at free concert

French artists back Macron at free concert Varoufakis wrote, referring to Jean-Marie Le Pen, who was kicked out of the Front National Party by Marine for his anti-Semitic statements. French newspapers and media all highlighted the similarities between Le Pen's speech at her rally on May 1 and one by Fillon given on April 15 before he was knocked out of the presidential contest. [Full Article...]

Emily Thornberry ambushes and embarrasses Defence Secretary Michael Fallon live on TV

Emily Thornberry ambushes and embarrasses Defence Secretary Michael Fallon live on TV Emily Thornberry accused defence secretary Michael Fallon of "talking b*****ks", in a fiery debate on live television. Sir Michael said this suggested Labour would be willing to negotiate away the sovereignty of the dispute islands, drawing an angry response from his opponent. [Full Article...]

Class XII results record 14% dip in pass percentage

Class XII results record 14% dip in pass percentage The students who are willing to appear for the exam for the Year 2017 has to start up preparing for the exams as the competition is very huge and large number of students will be appearing for the exam in the year 2017. Here's the official site of Punjab Board one could simply visit to see one's result of Class 12th of the year 2017 online in a jiffy. Due to high traffic at the site, technical... [Full Article...]

When cyber-attacks become a matter of life and death

When cyber-attacks become a matter of life and death Europol said its cybercrime specialists will support affected countries as a "complex global investigation" to identify the culprits begins. The virus exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows software, first identified by the US National Security Agency, experts have said. [Full Article...]

Trump denies he asked Comey for loyalty, threatens to cancel press briefings

Huckabee Sanders also accused Clinton of undermining Michelle Obama's "when they go low, we go high" dictum by criticizing Comey - something she spent a good chunk of this week doing - and characterized such attacks as "off message". That's because the definition of blackmail in USA law is unclear, said Yale law professor Steven Duke. "A government based on individuals-who are inconsistent, fall... [Full Article...]

United States committed to Turkey's security, Mattis tells Turkish PM Yildirim

United States committed to Turkey's security, Mattis tells Turkish PM Yildirim It's the first meeting of the officials since the Pentagon announced the USA would arm Syrian Kurds in the fight to oust Islamic State militants from the group's stronghold in Raqqa. Turkey's president said he would revisit the issue when he meets Trump in Washington on May 16, but expects the United States government to reverse its decision before he heads to the US. [Full Article...]

New acting FBI director rejects WH assertions on Comey

Trump told Holt that Comey was a " grandstander ". "I guess I was a little bit surprised, because all of the Democrats, I mean, they hated Jim Comey", Trump said. He said he could not discuss that in a public setting. This version of events conforms to what Trump wrote in his letter dismissing Comey. Trump argued on Twitter Friday that it's unreasonable to expect "perfect accuracy" fro... [Full Article...]

Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn

Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn Still, Democrats on the House Russia investigation are anxiously watching Monday's hearing: First, to see if Yates shows up and, second, to see how much she reveals publicly. "Additionally, why did the Obama administration let Flynn go to Russian Federation for a paid speaking engagement and receive a fee?" Ms Yates was sacked by Mr Trump after refusing to enforce the president's controversial t... [Full Article...]


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