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by | May 25, 2017 | 10:04

In a landmark decision, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, making Taiwan the first country in Asia welcoming marriage equality. The ruling came in response to two separate petitions: one from Chi Chia-wei, a long-time LGBTQ activist in Taiwan, and another from the capital city of Taipei , which was sued after it refused to grant marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:51

Relying on one of his preferred insults, Trump said he would call the perpetrators "losers, because that's what they are". "I would like to reiterate our commitment to co-operate with you in order to make peace and forge an historic peace deal with the Israelis", he said.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:20

His testimony before a Senate subcommittee touched on Russia's interference in the election, but he wasn't asked about Trump's alleged request in the first round of questioning. Trump's national security leadership has said repeatedly that Russian Federation is among the top threats because of its cyber capabilities. GOWDY: Are these official members of the Trump campaign or - 'cause there's Trump himself.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:46

Trump declared that he would not call the attackers "monsters", a term he believes they would prefer, instead choosing "losers", a longtime favorite Trump insult and one he has directed at comedian Rosie O'Donnell, Cher and others. She said: "We now know that a single terrorist detonated his improvised explosive device near one of the exits of the venue, deliberately choosing the time and place to cause maximum carnage and to kill and injure indiscriminately".

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:59

But both Netanyahu and Abbas face domestic political challenges. "Palestinians, Abbas said, want to focus on building their institutions along with a "culture of peace and denouncing violence" while building bridges instead of walls". policy. "There is no question about that", Trump told Rivlin. "President Trump is really, really serious and he thinks peace is possible". In a Tuesday tweet and his remarks in Jerusalem, Mr.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:38

He also noted that Palestinian terrorists are given stipends from the PLO. "But it was the way President Obama treated Mubarak, which did not go down well with the Sunni Arab leaders, and also his failure to enforce the red line against Assad over chemical weapons".

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:30

Courts struck down several provisions of these laws. Trump said in February, after his unsubstantiated claim about illegal votes in the election, that he would establish a voter fraud task force led by Pence, but there has been no public action or report by that task force.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:42

The liberal Free Democrats, the CDU's preferred coalition partners, have bounced back to win nearly 13 per cent in NRW where the two allies are expected to have enough seats in the regional parliament to muster a majority. "I come from the state in which we took a really stinging defeat today". The opinion polls were the latest indication that initial enthusiasm for the new SPD leader, Martin Schulz, could be fizzling out.

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:49

Hopkins said police are treating the blast as an act of terrorism 'until we know otherwise.' The local ambulance service says 59 people were taken to hospitals. Walking across the tarmac with the Trumps was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, who were showing their affections by holding hands.

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:37

One point of contention is the fate of occupied East Jerusalem, which Israel captured in 1967. Scouts from the Jerusalem Arab Orthodox Club had planned to accompany Trump on his visit to the Holy Sepulchre, but Israeli police objected to the Palestinian flag that was embroidered on their uniforms.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:39

After shaking Trump's hand, Hazan said "I wish I could do a selfie with you". "Israel's hand is extended in peace to all our neighbors, including the Palestinians", the Israeli leader said. In Jerusalem , in public remarks after talks with Israeli leaders on the first day of his two-day visit, he again focused on Iran, pledging he would never let Tehran acquire nuclear arms.

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:59

The first victim to be named in the aftermath of the Manchester attack was 18-year-old Georgina Callander. Around 20 people remain in a critical condition after Monday's suicide bombing at a pop concert , with those wounded battling "highly traumatic injuries" such as damage to major organs and limbs, a health official said on Wednesday .

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:21

More than half of the public, 55 percent, said they believe Mr. Trump fired James Comey as FBI director to disrupt the federal investigation into possible collusion between Russian officials and Trump associates to interfere in the 2016 USA election.

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:27

Authorities say 22 people died and almost 120 were wounded in the bombing of the arena where American pop star Ariana Grande was performing. Meanwhile, officials probed possible travel by the alleged bomber, looking for clues to new threats.

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:34

Now, it appears that Comey wasn't the only intelligence official President Trump asked to stop probing his closest allies. In recent days, news outlets have reported that Trump made separate appeals to Coats and to National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers, urging them to rebut allegations that Russian Federation colluded with Trump campaign aides to help the real estate magnate win the White House.

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:15

Trump is now in Israel on the second leg of his nine-day trip, with stops in Italy and Belgium to follow. Trump, who disclosed that few nations were now being spared of terrorism, said that America had suffered attacks of September 11, the Boston Bombing and killings in San Bernardino and Orlando.

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:48

She also met briefly with representatives of the Community of Sant'Egidio, an anti-poverty organization linked with the Roman Catholic Church. He also said the thought a successful staging of the visit could provide Trump with a good news storyline to briefly overshadow the tumult back home over the firing of his Federal Bureau of Investigation director and the ongoing Russian Federation probe.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:38

Police confirmed on Tuesday that the 22-year-old was behind the atrocity. One of the five was carrying a package when he was arrested in the town of Wigan, 17 miles (27 km) to the west of Manchester city centre, police said . Paul's Cathedral in London , another popular tourist spot. The Chelsea soccer team announced it would cancel Sunday's victory parade in London to celebrate the team's Premier League title.

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:24

It is customary for Catholic women to wear veils to church, but the practice became less popular in the 1950s and 1960s. The Pope, either at a loss for what to talk to Melania about or just morbidly curious, asked FLOTUS, " What do you give him to eat? ".

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:37

The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has urged Indonesians living in the Philippines to remain vigilant following the imposition of martial law on Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines. Last year, Duterte said he'd ignore human rights if ISIS fighters were to return to the Philippines from Syria and Iraq. Philippine security forces escort Marawi City evacuees at a checkpoint near a neighboring city on the southern island of Mindanao on Wednesday.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:18

Duterte's warning was made in a video taken by Assistant Communications Secretary Mocha Uson Wednesday morning Manila time, shortly before he took off from Moscow after cutting short his visit to Russian Federation to respond to the emergency triggered by the fighting between government forces and what are described as local terrorists in Marawi City.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:49

Last night saw 22 people killed and around 59 injured after an Ariana Grande show at Manchester Arena , when a lone bomber caused an explosion in the foyer of the venue. She stopped short of suggesting the United States leaks compromised the investigation. The minister said that as many as 3,800 troops could be deployed to patrol streets across the United Kingdom and guard vital locations, such as Buckingham Palace and the prime minister's residence at Downing Street.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:39

Philippine troops battled heavily armed militants backing the Islamic State group in a southern city Tuesday, as months of sporadic fighting in the countryside shifted alarmingly into an urban area. He said reinforcements would arrive Wednesday. Marawi City residents were urged to stay home as fights continued on city streets between Maute fighters and soldiers.

by | May 25, 2017 | 07:58

Republican Rep. Kevin Brady calls Trump's proposals a "welcome change" because the budget envisions a balanced budget over the next decade. That is not the only problem with President Trump's $4.1tr federal budget, according to analysts on both sides of the political divide.

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:14

But Trump departed for Europe having offered no real indication of a path forward on one of the world's most intractable disputes. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who challenged Trump for the Republican presidential nomination past year, said he would not have promised to avoid the topic of human rights with the Saudis.

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:12

The proposed 2018 budget for the Department of Education would slash 13.5 percent - $9.2 billion - from its current budget , and more than $140 billion over the next decade. Democrats, including New York Rep. Nita Lowey, accused DeVos of taking money from public schools to fund school choice. Each year, the city asks parents to rank eight schools in order of preference, and it then uses an algorithm to place students in schools across the city.

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:15

The Stamford Bridge club, who face Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday, issued a statement on Wednesday confirming their plans for a parade to mark their top-flight title triumph had been shelved. 'He (Sanchez) needs to go through some tests at the moment. "We had some rivalries in the past, but his comments are welcome because he knows the difficulties of the job", he said.

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:24

Abbas also spoke of Palestinian insistence that all "final status issues" be resolved "based on worldwide law" and United Nations resolutions, as well as the Arab Peace Initiative first offered more than a decade ago. The only direct flights from Israel to Arab states are to Egypt and Jordan, both of which signed peace treaties with Israel. What's more, despite his good friend Benjamin Netanyahu's long-time efforts to downgrade the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, insisting that it isn't the ...

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:57

Additional arrests were made both in Britain and in Libya in the bombing that killed 22 people and wounded scores more. The goal of the trip remains unknown. He goes on vacations. "We are doctors", Fadil said. "The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity, the element of surprise, so it is irritating if it gets released from other sources", Rudd told BBC Radio on Wednesday, when asked about USA leaks.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:40

One of those memos reportedly details Trump pressuring Comey to shut down the bureau's investigation into former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn . Trump was expected to be given a tour of the Vatican after he arrived and then meet with the pontiff in his library. Congressman Adam Schiff speaks during The Christian Science Monitor Breakfast in Washington , D.C.

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:07

On Monday, multiple current and former United States officials confirmed to CNN the account that Trump made the request of Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. CBS News has confirmed a Washington Post report that the President asked Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, and NSA Director Mike Rogers to "publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion" as part of the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:31

Young Workers: By not addressing Social Security or Medicare benefits for retirees, Trump's budget increases the likelihood that young workers will eventually face either significant benefit cuts or big tax increases . He also describes the president's recommendations as a "message budget to the right wing of the party". According to The New York Times , the Trump Administration has proposed cutting that funding by at least $1.1 billion, said Jen Yates, a vice president at the ...

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:38

Rouhani said that Iranians are "waiting for this government to become stable intellectually" and that "hopefully, things will settle we could pass more accurate judgments". -Muslim relations. Trump is the only US president to visit the Middle East on his first official trip overseas , and he used the occasion to talk about the great civilizational achievements of the Muslim world and the ways terrorism and Islamic radicalism have obstructed economic growth and prosperity in the ...

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:27

Scott Applewhite). At a hearing Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Coats said he couldn't confirm or deny the report . Cory A. Booker, D-N.J., and Sen. ABC News first reported Page's planned testimony. The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says if it's true that the president asked top intelligence officials to publicly deny that there had been any "collusion" between the Russians and the Trump campaign, it would suggest obstruction or politicization of ...

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:04

However, the pontiff appeared to emerge from the talks with a more upbeat outlook. Melania asked if the Pope would bless her rosary. During their half-hour meeting on the Feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, the two leaders also discussed "international affairs and the promotion of peace in the world through political negotiation and interreligious dialogue, with particular reference to the situation in the Middle East and the protection of Christian communities".