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Macron backs Paris' 2024 Olympic bid

The Evaluation Commission will publish a report on the results of their reviews July 5 ahead of presentations to the International Olympic Committee membership later that month in Lausanne. But Los Angeles will spend the next three days aiming to make the case that the Californian metropolis is the right city at the right time. "We think that's certainly a compelling proposition". [Full Article...]

US and China sign trade agreement on poultry, beef and natural gas

US and China sign trade agreement on poultry, beef and natural gas Ross said the agreement would help to reduce the growing US trade deficit with China - the country's largest, totaling $347 billion in 2016 - and help lead to additional negotiations over the next year that could address other parts of the relationship. [Full Article...]

Central Intelligence Agency sets up centre to address N.Korea issues

The CIA announced that the Korea Mission Centre will "harness the full resources, capabilities and authorities" of the agency to handle the situation emerging from North Korea's belligerence. national security community". To defuse tensions in the region, Moon has promised to " negotiate sincerely " with the USA and China over the controversial U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump Tweet Suggests His Conversations With Comey Might Have Been Recorded

The other two times Trump said he asked Comey whether he was under investigation were in telephone conversations. "I was going to fire regardless of (their) recommendation", Trump said in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt, calling Comey a "showboat" and "grandstander" who led the agency into turmoil. [Full Article...]

Katy Perry Stuns at Met Gala in All-Red John Galliano

Kate is wearing Tory Burch . The singer/songwriter took to Twitter to give her two cents about who she felt did the best job with the theme, crowning Rihanna best-dressed of the evening. The exhibit perfectly conveys the message of fashion as art. With rumours swirling that this year Anna Wintour has been even more strict with her celebrity guest list and the number of plus-ones ... [Full Article...]

Trump moves to settle Israeli-Palestinian conflict

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to break that pattern - but if the daylight between his meetings with Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas indicates anything, it's going to be an uphill battle. Reaffirming his commitment to a two-state solution, he called on Israel to recognize Palestinian statehood just as Palestinians recognize the state of Israel. [Full Article...]

Abbas meeting signals hope for peace with no details

Abbas meeting signals hope for peace with no details According to Israeli estimates, the PA pays both directly and indirectly through the PLO about Dollars 300 million a year for the financing of security prisoners in Israeli jails, released prisoners, and families of terrorists killed, representing about 6% to 7% of the PA budget. [Full Article...]

Israeli cabinet approves defining Israel as Jewish nation

Israeli cabinet approves defining Israel as Jewish nation MK Avi Dichter (Likud), who initially proposed the legislation, said the bill will counter attempts by the Palestinians to undermine the Jewish state. Israeli Parliament member Ayman Odeh, chief of the Arab Joint List alliance, refuted the contents of the bill, noting that its adoption would result in a shrinking of minority rights, adding that it will "legally transform us into second-class c... [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May's Conservatives make gains in local elections

By 3pm, the party had gained nearly 500 council seats, a number usually seen by a resurgent opposition party on course to take government - while Labour fell 300 seats from its already somewhat weak 2013 position. Results showed a loss of 144 seats for Labour - only five weeks before the snap general election. The prime minister has styled herself as offering the most stable leadership to take B... [Full Article...]

North Korea Launches Projectile, US Officials Say, in Apparent Missile Test

The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the ruling Workers' Party, said the regime will continue building up its military for stronger self-defense as "the imperialist USA and its followers are notching up pressure on us" and "driving the situation of the Korean Peninsula out of control by warmongering". [Full Article...]

'Fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

One of those being interviewed is Republican Senator John Cornyn, the second highest-ranking member of the Senate and a former Texas Attorney General. US President Donald Trump said Saturday that "we can make a fast decision" on a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director, adding it could be done by the end of next week. [Full Article...]

N.Korea fires ballistic missile

Shen Dingli, a professor of worldwide relations at Fudan University in Shanghai, says North Korea conducted the test to show its "determination to develop nuclear weapons and missiles remains unchanged". "We need to get support from the United States, South Korea, as well as China and Russian Federation, to respond to the North Korean problem in close cooperation", the official said. [Full Article...]

China's Xi hails ties with Philippines as Duterte cools on US

China's Xi hails ties with Philippines as Duterte cools on US Mr Duterte, who has pivoted his country away from its strong alliance with the United States in favour of an increased focus on ties with China and Russian Federation, said that his busy schedule would keep him from making a stop in Washington even though a firm date had not been set for a trip to the US. [Full Article...]

US citizen detained in North Korea

Just last week, North Korea state media published an 1,800-word report accusing the USA and South Korea of plotting to kill leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea views any USA citizens within the country with suspicion. It's anyone's guess what a "Korean-style" attack might entail. North Korea claims the primary suspect is a man it has identified only by the ubiquitous surname "Kim". [Full Article...]

With 'tapes' tweet, Trump evokes Nixon's White House

With 'tapes' tweet, Trump evokes Nixon's White House Hopefully, a growing number of Republicans will follow his lead as the Trump administration continues to engage in what is shaping up to be a cover-up of epic proportions. One solution, he said, is "we don't have press conferences". Spicer told The New York Times on Tuesday that he will not be delivering the press briefing because he has Navy Reserve duty, which had previously been scheduled... [Full Article...]

China offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

The event was attended by high-level leaders from 29 nations, the United Nations Secretary General, the President of the World Bank (WB), the Director General of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Meanwhile, on May 2, the Chinese media had said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be Beijing's road to Kashmir, thus proving India's fears of China meddling in the Kashmir dispute... [Full Article...]

South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi - Blue House

Zhao said though the tone of the call showed progress, there were no real specifics at play and there's still a lot of uncertainty regarding how the two nations will move past the issue. North Korea is approaching the capability to threaten America with a nuclear-tipped missile. According to Zhao, China's understanding on how to deal with North Korea is very much in line with the new South Korea... [Full Article...]

Russian photographer blasts USA media for 'hysteria' over photoshoot

His meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (SEHR'-gay LAHV'-rahf) will be the highest level contact with Russia of his presidency. Peskov calls it "an entirely domestic matter" for the United States. Trump thumbed his nose at the American people on Monday by meeting with Russian officials as suspicions about his campaign ties to the country are at their peak. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom ministers accuse Brussels of trying to 'bully' Britain over Brexit

United Kingdom ministers accuse Brussels of trying to 'bully' Britain over Brexit The president of the European Council stepped in after the PM warned that the EU is trying to influence the General Election. "I don't think one needs to extrapolate from that and reach dramatic conclusions". " It's clear from Theresa May's reaction that she is prepared, whatever the Commission officials are doing in Brussels, the bureaucrats, she is prepared to stand up for Britain's vital nati... [Full Article...]

Brett Eldredge to Perform During Miss USA Competition

Brett Eldredge to Perform During Miss USA Competition Five of the contestants vying for the Miss USA title this year were born in other countries and now US citizens. The show will also feature a performance by Michael Jackson ONE , the show created by Cirque du Soleil, which is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals. [Full Article...]


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