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by | May 24, 2017 | 13:31

Delegates plan to continue work on several issues, including climate change , and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US will remain a member of the council. The Declaration, approved by the entire Council, included strong language on the impacts of climate change in the Arctic - acknowledging the Paris climate agreement and calling for global action.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:50

He made separate appeals to national intelligence director Daniel Coats and National Security Agency (NSA) director Michael Rogers, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during last year's election. He also offered some advice to Trump , outlining two "templates" that the investigation could follow: Watergate or the probe into Iran-Contra, a scandal for which President Ronald Reagan expressed contrition.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:11

In perhaps another sign of mixed messaging from the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence said that when Mr Rosenstein "brought the recommendation to the president that the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation should be removed, President Trump provided the kind of strong and decisive leadership the American people have come to be accustomed from him".

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:56

Lawyers for the former three-star Army general said he would not cooperate with the Senate Intelligence Committee inquiry because the "escalating public frenzy against him" and the Justice Department's recent appointment of a special counsel put him at legal risk if he turned over the documents.

by | May 24, 2017 | 13:02

Trump also said he believes it is possible for the Israelis and the Palestinians to reach a peace deal and that he would continue to work with both sides. Not with Donald J. Trump", he said. President Abbas noted that he was ready to begin negotiating immediately. Before leaving for Rome and the Vatican, where Trump plans to meet with Pope Francis , Trump plugged the possibility of a long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:51

The concert, she said, had fulfilled her wildest dreams - "the songs, the background, the stage, the lights". "I'm really shaken and can't process what happened as so many people were there with children", she said. He said a "complex and wide ranging investigation" was underway. May is due to chair a meeting of the government's COBRA emergency committee later Tuesday.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:49

On Monday Palestinians gathered at military checkpoints around the West Bank to protest against Mr Trump's visit, and over conditions in Israeli prisons. US President Donald Trump vowed to do everything he can to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians after meeting President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:32

Deemed dead on arrival by congressional Democrats, Trump's $4.1 trillion budget proposal for the new year that starts October 1 disheartened some Republican lawmakers, as well. Recently, she pushed a proposal to give federal workers six weeks of leave and said she was open to working with the Trump administration on it. For fiscal 2018, the budget would also shift 54 billion dollars from non-defense discretionary spending to defense by enacting major cuts to the State Department , ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:59

The proposal in its current form is unlikely to be approved by lawmakers as they craft their own tax and spending plans but the document sets out Trump›s budget priorities and lays down a marker with Congress . "Isn't it reasonable to at least ask the question, 'Are there people on that program who shouldn't be on there?'" Mulvaney asked. "We are not kicking anyone off of any program who really needs it", he said .

by | May 24, 2017 | 13:01

The president next heads to Israel , where he'll meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas . Despite his pro-Israeli campaign trail rhetoric, since entering the White House Mr Trump has caught some Israeli hard-liners off guard with the suggestion the government should "hold back" on settlement building, and his administration has equivocated over whether the U.S.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:13

He reiterated the Palestinians' demands, including establishing a capital in East Jerusalem, territory over which Israel claims sovereignty, insisting that "our problem is not with the Jewish religion, it's with the occupation and settlements, and with Israel not recognizing the state of Palestine".

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:42

China has refused to recognize the ruling. It also said the Philippines had a sovereign right to access offshore oil and gas fields in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), including the Reed Bank. "I will also tell them that your government continues to work very hard to give you the country a future that you all deserve", he said. "We have so many smart bombs but not as accurate".

by | May 24, 2017 | 13:26

The US-drafted statement was almost identical to one adopted last week after the launch of an intermediate-range missile that Pyongyang said was capable of carrying a "heavy" nuclear warhead. and Japan. He also described North Korea as a "fully-fledged nuclear power". South Korea held a National Security Council meeting after the launch, which its Foreign Ministry said "throws cold water" on efforts to ease tensions on the peninsula.

by | May 24, 2017 | 13:13

July McKenzie, who was shopping when the Arndale shopping center, said: "We were just in the shop and could hear people screaming and security guards telling everybody to get out". "I've called all the places, the hotels where people said that children have been taken and I've called the police", Charlotte Campbell tearfully told ITV television's Good Morning Britain breakfast show.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:05

They are stylistic and strategic opposites, one a bombastic tycoon-turned president, the other a modest though worldly wise pontiff. Trump's meeting with the head of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics on Wednesday comes after the pair sparred at a distance on issues including migration, climate change and Islam.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:49

The singer giving the concert, Ariana Grande , 23, said on Twitter: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words". The threat level may impact two major sporting events scheduled to take place in London this weekend, football's FA Cup final, which Prince William is due to attend, and Twickenham is hosting rugby's Premiership final.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:43

Chinese President Xi Jinping told a South Korean envoy on Friday he was willing to put relations back on a "normal track" amid tensions over a United States anti-missile system deployed on the Korean peninsula. In recent weeks Beijing and Seoul have signaled a desire to fix relations following the election of Moon , who has taken a friendlier stance toward China than his conservative predecessor.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:26

Survivors of the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall said security screening ahead of the Ariana Grande show was haphazard, raising the question of whether public arenas and other crowded spaces are being safeguarded to the extent they could be.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:11

As for the separate report of a "person of interest" under investigation, the Post said the senior White House adviser "under scrutiny" is someone close to the president but did not name the person. "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation".

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:34

Vanguard learned that in the letter, Mr Ganduje listed the names of the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, party leaders, former heads of state Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar, Sultan Sa'ad Abubakar, Aliko Dangote, Aminu Dantata, among others as those who lobbied on behalf of the emir.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:47

Iran and its proxies have effectively found themselves on the side of the USA in fighting the Islamic State in Iraq, while in Syria , they have been adversaries in their support for the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. Many Japanese companies will set up operations in Iran, and in April, the investment treaty between Japan and Iran entered into force. While that effort was somewhat fitful, the president can now claim the support of reformers who prevailed in elections for Iran's municipal ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 13:02

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a fellow Republican , said lawmakers would have to reform both programs to save them. But it appears to break Trump's promise not to cut Medicaid . Trump's budget would slash spending on these programs by $616 billion over the next 10 years. It would also allocate $1.6 billion for the creation of a wall along the US border with Mexico.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:48

Flynn might be to our counterintelligence investigation, we don't believe that it's our place today to offer him immunity from this committee", he added. Attorneys for Flynn say that a daily "escalating public frenzy against him" and the Justice Department's appointment of a special counsel has created a legally unsafe environment for him to cooperate with a Senate investigation.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:42

A succession of USA presidents have attempted to negotiate peace between Israel and the Palestinians, whose modern-day conflict dates to the 1948 establishment of the Jewish state , and all have failed. The problem is not between us and Judaism. But he avoided any mention of a Palestinian state and did not address a campaign promise to move the U.S.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:33

But Rubio, who sparred with Trump on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the 2016 Republican presidential primary, said the Palestinians' view of peace is at odds with those of the American people. Trump called on all countries to unite in the fight against terrorism and proclaimed: "This wicked ideology must be obliterated". "One needs to seize it, show leadership and boldness, and we will help them".

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:47

However he said that the Ariana Grande concert would have had a different dynamic to adult concerts, as many parents would have been picking up children in the foyer after the event, so offered a different challenge. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II marked a moment of silence to honor the victims. Many people had been posting pictures of eight-year old Saffie Rose Roussos, who some users said had been wearing a white Ariana t-shirt at the gig, with media imploring people to come forward with ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:57

The clash will take place on the evening of May 24 at Friends Arena in Stockholm and will be screened on the free-to-air BT Sport Showcase channel, the BT Sport website and app and YouTube. Bosz went on to say that "a shadow" hangs over the fixture, that otherwise would have been such a special occasion between two of Europe's most iconic clubs.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:37

Earlier today Metro.co.uk reported two medical centres in Manchester were hosting open sessions for blood donations. An apparent suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device around 10:30 p.m. Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health service organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said: "Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this shocking tragedy".

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:27

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". "The U.S.is firmly committed to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and halting their support of terrorists and militias". Now President Trump , who sees himself as the world's best dealmaker, says he would like to pull off the world's toughest deal.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:44

Macron won a landslide victory in the runoff of the French presidential election on Sunday, beating his rival Marine Le Pen , according to the French Interior Ministry . The vote appeared to be as much a rejection of Le Pen as it was an endorsement of Macron. The list of candidates being announced by the Republic on the Move party on Thursday marks a milestone in Macron's plans to repopulate the National Assembly with new faces and new ideas.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:37

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has been re-elected yet again as per the announcement made by the state television. President Donal Trump, for his part, is in Riyadh, where "the Saudis are hosting an Arab Islamic American Summit with leaders from dozens of Muslim countries", and where "Trump and the Saudi king signed several agreements spanning diplomatic, governmental and commercial ventures, including an arms deal worth $110 billion", as NPR reports .

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:57

His speech at an Arab-Islamic-American summit marked a dramatic departure from the rhetoric during his presidential campaign - most notable was his deliberate decision not to use the phrase " radical Islamic terrorism " as he pointedly did as a candidate, the Wall Street Journal reported.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:44

The White House deflected criticism of the dismissal by identifying Rosenstein's recommendation as the reason , but Trump later said the firing was imminent regardless of Rosenstein's opinion. Trump wrote, adding "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" Trump has reacted furiously to the appointment of a special counsel, a prosecutor with wide authority to investigate Russia's interference and other potential crimes uncovered.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:00

McClay will be staying on in Vietnam for a meeting of an Asian regional trade deal being negotiated, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. Malaysia and Vietnam had set to benefit hugely from greater access to USA markets but have signalled their desire to renegotiate the TPP after Trump's withdrawal.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:43

Jibril Rajoub, a senior Palestinian official close to Abbas, confirmed Palestinian confidence in Trump , calling him a "serious president" who "seeks to have a real deal, not just managing the conflict". Yesterday, Mr Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Jerusalem's Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites. Trump arrived at Abbas' presidential palace in Bethlehem on Tuesday morning after traveling there by auto from Jerusalem , The Times of Israel reported.