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by | May 24, 2017 | 09:15

Ministers of the 11 TPP countries have asked for this work to be completed before they meet at the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting on 10-11 November 2017 in Da Nang, Vietnam . With the TPP without USA participation, RCEP would be the world's largest free regional trade pact, even though it has fewer requirements compared with TPP in terms of labor rights, intellectual property rights and environmental protection.

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:44

Benjamin Netanyahu wants peace". The White House pointed out that Trump underscored the United States' ironclad commitment to Israel's security, including to the maintenance of Israel's qualitative military edge. No exception to the perennial folly of American administrations, regardless of party, President Trump dreams of forging peace between Israel, our ally in the Western democratic tradition, and the Palestinians, an amalgam of sharia supremacists and hard-Left kleptocrats, for ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:49

Washington lawyer Nina Ginsberg said that if Mr Flynn turned over any personal records in response to the committee's subpoena, he would waive his Fifth Amendment rights regarding those documents and have to testify about them. Last week the committee's chairman Senator Richard Burr told reporters that Mr Flynn was "not cooperating" with the investigation, adding that they had not received "a definitive answer" on whether he would testify.

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:39

Campbell's 15-year-old daughter, Olivia, had attended the show with a friend who was wounded and being treated in a hospital. We got up when we thought it was safe and got out as quickly as possible. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but US officials drew parallels to the coordinated attacks in November 2015 by Islamist militants on the Bataclan concert hall and other sites in Paris, which claimed about 130 lives.

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:59

EARNINGS BEAT: Ross Stores rose 1.9 percent after the discount retailer reported quarterly results that beat Wall Street's estimates. Quarterly revenue rose 1.4 per cent to US$117.5 billion, slightly lower than analysts expectations of US$117.7 billion due to a stronger dollar, which reduces the value of overseas sales.

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:04

Actors and directors form former Cannes selections pose for photographers during the photo call for the 70th Anniversary of the worldwide film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 . And we should not surrender on anything that makes who we are. Not that anyone needed reminding, in light of the heightened security measures up and down the Croisette: the constant presence of armed police officers, the large planters lining the streets to protect against a vehicular attack, ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:10

Google Trends reports that on Monday, May 22, the name " Melania Trump " gained 100,000 searches. It was previously reported that the first lady is moving to the White House with her son Barron. Bad news/good news (depending on how you feel about the same) is, there has been an addition to the list and it includes his wife and FLOTUS, Melania Trump .

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:30

But the Sunday speech took a different tone, with Trump saying, "This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or different civilizations". "I think Islam hates us". He criticized President Obama's refusal to use the term, which many deemed problematic . But the political turmoil back in Washington consumed the headlines in the United States and cast a long shadow over the start of Trump's trip, which will include stops in Israel , the Vatican, Italy and Belgium.

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:48

This request is part of a well-established plan, known as Operation Temperer, in which both the armed forces and the police officers involved are well trained and well prepared to work in this kind of environment. These cars just pulled up and all these police with guns, dogs, jumped out of the auto and said to us: "'Get in the house now, '" said Simon Turner, 46.

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:06

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has met with a special envoy sent by new South Korean President Moon Jae-in as the two countries attempt to fix relations damaged by China's strong objections to the deployment of a high-tech American missile defense system in South Korea meant to guard against North Korean threats.

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:34

Much like the iPod device in the film Her , Echo Show can now "show you things", hands free with the 7-inch touchscreen with an undefined resolution. Additionally, free video calls are on offer if you have the Echo Show or the Alexa app. A small image of Amazon Echo's new model was first spotted by AFTVnews on Amazon's servers before prolific leaker Evan Blass stepped in and shared high-resolution pictures of the upcoming device.

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:00

Trey Gowdy , saying that he supported the Federal Bureau of Investigation digging further. "They have been able to get people - including inside of Central Intelligence Agency - to become treasonous, and frequently, individuals who go along that treasonous path do not even realize they're along that path until it gets to be a bit too late", Brennan said .

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:35

A statement issued by the White House about Trump's visit to Israel included a title replacing the word peace with that of a fruit, so that the USA president would be seeking to "Promote the possibility of lasting peach". Trump arrived at the Presidential palace in Bethlehem in the morning after travelling there by vehicle from Jerusalem . Tuesday marks the 37th day of a mass hunger strike inside Israeli jails.

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:12

Rouhani further criticized the Saudi summit that Trump attended on Sunday, describing it as a "show-off" that "will not have any political and practical values". Rouhani also told the news conference that he would continue Iran's ballistic missile programme. Iran's most powerful authority - Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - has ruled out normalisation of ties with the United States.Iran's economy has slowly recovered since the lifting of sanctions a year ago but deals with Western investors are few ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:24

The US-drafted statement was agreed on the eve of the emergency meeting requested by the United States, Japan and South Korea to discuss a course of action on North Korea . The North has made no secret of its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the United States and has ignored calls to halt its weapons programmes, even from China.

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:46

Israeli officials were furious and demanded an explanation from the White House, which later clarified that the diplomat's comments do not reflect official policy. Jewish Israelis do not think Trump has turned against them, however. Drawing a contrast with Tillerson and breaking rank with the White House, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on May 17 that Israel's capital city "should be Jerusalem ", and that "the [US] embassy should be moved to Jerusalem ".

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:53

It did not immediately provide more details. North Korea said on Monday that Sunday's launch met all technical requirements that could allow mass-production of the missile, which it calls the Pukguksong-2. The council will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss its action, including new sanctions, against North Korea. The latest test came less than a week after the North test-fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile, which landed in the sea between North Korea and Japan on ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:16

Malaysia hopes that Asean and China leaders will be able to complete the Code of Conduct (CoC) framework for the disputed South China Sea by year end. "Now, as the USA pulls back, the weakness of Southeast Asian nations is exposed". The ruling last July by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague voided China's claim to nearly all of the South China Sea and declared China had infringed on the traditional rights of Philippine fishing boats in the area.

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:14

Ambassador Francois Delattre said Monday. The North, which says it needs nuclear weapons to defend itself against the threat of invasion, later said it "flatly rejected" the United Nations statement, which had been drawn up by "the USA and its followers".

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:39

In his introductory remarks, Netanyahu thanked him for his "steadfast friendship to the Jewish people and the Jewish state", saying "it is deeply, deeply appreciated". Trump also expressed an even loftier hope than an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement: "I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East, and that would be an fantastic accomplishment".

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:19

He stressed that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict was not between religions. The Palestinians want a state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem , captured by Israel half a century ago. "I can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace", Trump said . As you said this morning, Mr. President, funding and rewarding terrorism must end.

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:04

Opposition supporters temporarily block trucks during a blockade in an avenue while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas , Venezuela , May 15, 2017. But they said the ultimate goal is to bring about a positive change in behavior and encourage these individuals to "change their ways and contribute to Venezuelan society".

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:21

Speaking alongside Malian President Keita, Macron promised that France would be "uncompromising" in its fight against militant Islamists in Mali and the Sahel. Even though the French forces repulsed them the following year, the jihadists continue to stage counterattacks in Northern and Central Mali. "It is in that framework that reinforced cooperation with Germany can make us all more effective".

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:50

The Senate Intelligence Committee was already investigating Russian attempts to use false news reports to influence November's American presidential election , the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails and selective timing of their public release, and whether there was collusion between either major party's campaign and Russia before the election.

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:33

The Washington Post reported last week that Trump disclosed details of an Islamic State threat related to using laptop computers on aircraft to the Russian diplomats during their May 10 meeting, held just one day after firing FBI Director James Comey .

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:33

Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee , Coats cited the need to keep his conversations with the President private when asked about the report by Sen. Brennan said publicly for the first time that he became concerned previous year that Russians were trying to work with the Trump campaign to interfere with the USA presidential election.

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:18

They stepped outside of the presidential plane. Everybody is talking about the hand slap heard from halfway around the world, with the below video, titled " Melania Trump swatting Donald's hand away", surging up the YouTube trends list with 5,490,765 views and counting upward, as of this writing.

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:57

A shopping mall in the center of the city was evacuated Tuesday morning for a police operation, but there were few details immediately available, and it wasn't clear whether there was a connection to the Monday night attack. "And I would like to express my admiration for the way the people of Manchester have responded, with humanity and compassion, to this act of barbarity".

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:48

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in could meet with China's President Xi Jinping as early as July at a Group of 20 summit in Germany, Seoul's envoy to China Lee Hae-chan said on Thursday, while a separate meeting could also be possible in August.

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:50

British police raided two sites in the northern English city and arrested a 23-year-old man at a third location. Chris Upton , a teacher at the primary school Roussos attended, remembered her as "simply a handsome little girl in every aspect of the word".

by | May 24, 2017 | 07:58

U.S. president Donald Trump said he never mentioned "the word or the name Israel" during a recent conversation with top Russian diplomats. Trump took a trip to distract from his problems at home. Mr Netanyahu said he hoped an Israeli prime minister could soon make the same flight. After Israel, Trump's marathon maiden foreign trip will take him to the Vatican for an audience with Pope Francis, to Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and to Sicily for a meeting of ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 07:57

US President Donald Trump has called for "far stronger sanctions" on North Korea and warned last month that a " major, major conflict " with Pyongyang was possible. Kong told reporters on arrival that the South Korean president had asked him to convey to the United States government and people his thoughts on South Korea and the alliance and the deployment of the USA missile defense system "Thad".

by | May 24, 2017 | 07:35

Ariana Grande tweeted: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words ". "I don't have words". Manchester police tweeted it was responding to "reports of an incident" at Manchester Arena , where Grande was performing, and urged pedestrians to stay away from the area.

by | May 24, 2017 | 07:01

Trump reportedly made the request after then-FBI Director James Comey revealed in congressional testimony on March 20 that Trump was under investigation. "I think we want to find out about what (Comey) can say about the ongoing investigation", Warner said. "With so many Trump administration officials potentially tangled up in this investigation and lawyering up all over Washington , such a recusal rule could make it extremely hard for the special prosecutor to hire a staff".

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:41

Sitting a distant third place in opinion polls ahead of the June 8 vote, the Lib Dems are styling themselves as the party of the 48 percent who voted a year ago to remain in the European Union. The tactic has won the backing of Nicole Verat-Pant, a French citizen who can not vote in the upcoming election but whose husband will vote for the Lib Dems .