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by | May 13, 2017 | 13:08

Despite the organization recognizing that the city is holy to adherents of the three Abrahamaic religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism, the resolution slammed Israel for conducting archaeological projects in east Jerusalem and in the Old City, saying that "it is illegal under worldwide law".

by | May 13, 2017 | 12:40

But as the endgame in Syria looms, President Trump's decision to openly arm YPG elements in Syria is an acknowledgement that the YPG, underneath the SDF umbrella, are the only force that as a chance to retake Raqqa and defeat ISIS in Syria.

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:54

Turkey, though, considers the YPG fighters to be terrorist comrades in arms of separatist Kurds across the border in Turkey, and tensions have been growing over the YPG's role in the looming battle for Raqaa, capital of Islamic State's self-declared caliphate.

by | May 13, 2017 | 12:46

In March, Politico called him "Washington's most risky diplomat". "Yesterday, on the same day - I had meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the FM of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin". "Our official photographer and their official photographer were present, that's it", said one aide shortly after the meeting. "They made sure everybody saw that picture".

by | May 13, 2017 | 12:56

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan on Thursday said negotiations are going on to exchange the remaining Chibok girls with Boko Haram detainees. "Those saying we are not allowing them access are not the direct parents of the girls; we can not bring anybody to see them apart from their biological parents, allowing visitors everyday will not allow them to heal fast".

by | May 13, 2017 | 12:06

Protesters also entered parliament's plenary hall, where they sang patriotic songs and chanted for fresh elections, a demand in line with the stance of the VMRO DPMNE party. "Such a reaction, coordinated with lightning-speed, is undoubtedly evidence that the incident was planned in advance, with the tacit consent of the "external curators" of the Macedonian opposition", the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

by | May 13, 2017 | 12:06

Protesters also entered parliament's plenary hall, where they sang patriotic songs and chanted for fresh elections, a demand in line with the stance of the VMRO DPMNE party. "Such a reaction, coordinated with lightning-speed, is undoubtedly evidence that the incident was planned in advance, with the tacit consent of the "external curators" of the Macedonian opposition", the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

by | May 13, 2017 | 12:35

The South Korean ballot is a matter of relief for China as it pins great hope to remove the irritant of the THAAD deployment. Unquestionably, China has considerable economic leverage over North Korea given the North's dependence on Beijing for its energy and food supplies.

by | May 13, 2017 | 12:53

Japan ($1.51 billion) and South Korea ($1.06 billion) were the top buyers of USA beef exports. It will also lower long-standing barriers that have affected matters ranging from agriculture to the operation of American financial firms in China.

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:17

Security Council resolutions. North Korea has a history of making unfounded claims, and CNN did not independently corroborate last week's report. On Friday, its Central Public Prosecutor's Office issued a statement suggesting the United States and South Korea are harboring suspects and should extradite them to the North immediately.

by | May 13, 2017 | 12:25

The Department of Homeland Security is considering banning laptops and other large electronic devices from carry-on bags on flights from Europe to the United States, a department spokesman said May 10. "Today, the intelligence suggests they're trying to hide explosives in electronic devices", the agency's spokesman tweeted Thursday, quoting Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly from April.

by | May 13, 2017 | 12:35

DHS spokesman David Lapan confirmed the talks but said no announcement was planned on whether the United States government would expand the ban. They say intelligence suggests terrorists can hide explosives in larger electronic devices. While no decision has yet been taken, any restrictions could hit major European carriers such as Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France-KLM and industry sources have said airlines and airports have already been working on possible contingency measures.

by | May 13, 2017 | 12:35

He refused to comment on what Comey did or didn't say , but when asked whether it would be common for an FBI director to notify someone they were not the target of an investigation, said "I'm not aware of that being a standard practice".

by | May 13, 2017 | 12:55

Meanwhile, top Democratic leaders reacted with suspicion to the creation of the commission ostensibly created to protect the "integrity" of the electoral system, reports Efe news. The genesis of the commission came during Trump's first days in office. The commission will be headed by Vice-President Pence, with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as the vice-chair.

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:36

According to the Trump administration, Comey asked for the early January dinner in an attempt to keep his job, while associates of Comey told the Times that the dinner occurred at the behest of the president. His explanation of why he fired Comey ran counter to previous administration explanations of Comey's dismissal. Later in the dinner, Mr. Trump again said to Mr.

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:08

While B.C. figures out what to do next, experts say it's too early to predict how the results will affect the economy and in the meantime, everything will still be business as usual. John Horgan spoke to the press later in the day, emphasizing that 60 per cent of British Columbians had "voted for a new government", leaving the door open to some form of NDP-Green coalition.

by | May 13, 2017 | 12:21

Investigators have been looking into Flynn's disclosures about payments from clients tied to foreign governments such as Russian Federation and Turkey. The FBI's acting director, Andrew McCabe, would attend the briefing. Flynn's attorney said Flynn "briefed the Defense Intelligence Agency. extensively" about his visit "before and after the trip".

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:34

It was the first face-to-face meeting of top officials from the two nations since the Pentagon announced the US would arm Syrian Kurds in the fight to oust Islamic State militants from the group's stronghold in Raqqa . Ilham Ahmed, a top official in the Syrian Democratic Forces' political office, hailed the US decision to provide heavier arms, saying it carries "political meaning" and would "legitimize" the Kurdish-led force.

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:33

North Korea said USA and South Korean agents bribed and coerced a North Korean man into joining the plot which was foiled by its state security ministry. North Korea has in the past year stepped up its ballistic missile tests, firing dozens of various types of rockets, according to South Korea. US and South Korean intelligence officials dismissed the accusations.

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:23

Trump's administration was dubious when Yates approached the White House counsel in January, Spicer said , because she was "widely rumored" to be a "strong supporter" of Hillary Clinton. The Flynn inquiry is one piece of the broader investigation, which FBI Director James Comey testified in a Senate hearing last week is led jointly by the Alexandria US Attorney's Office and the Justice Department's National Security Division.

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:17

After the Florida Supreme Court redrew the lines past year after a lawsuit, she went on to lose her reelection campaign in the primary to Al Lawson. Prosecutors argued at trial that Brown used money from the fund for lavish vacations, parties and shopping sprees.

by | May 13, 2017 | 12:17

China's historical and cultural ties with the Korean peninsula run deep, and Beijing's North Korea policy over the last six plus decades is just one example. In addition to vowing to "ruthlessly punish" anti-state criminals, North Korea is also denying consular access to the American detainees, the Department of State revealed , adding that the recent string of detentions highlight "the risk associated with travel to North Korea".

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:59

The White House didn't let US reporters witness the meeting, intended as a prelude to Trump's first face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, expected within months. The White House did not post the Russian state agency photos and did not anticipate the Russian government would. On Wednesday morning before meeting with Trump, Lavrov even cracked a joke about his hosts' political predicament, laughingly claiming not to have heard of the Comey firing while standing alongside ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:46

Earlier on Saturday Ms Sturgeon described suggestions as "ludicrous" any claims the surge in Tory support in Scotland could derail her bid to hold a second independence referendum . A Tory source told a newspaper: "Alex Salmond can't take anything for granted in this election". "It was a remarkable result and the lesson I take from it is clear".

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:45

President Moon Jae-in made the announcement during his inauguration ceremony. I will go to Beijing and I will go to Tokyo. Nevertheless, Fitch said the scandal highlighted significant weaknesses confronting the new president, especially close ties between the government and giant conglomerates, known as chaebols, which dominate South Korea's economy.

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:36

Democratic lawmakers, and some Republicans, have publicly doubted the justification Trump gave for firing Comey - that he had not properly managed the investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her e-mail practices.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:27

The official also pushed back on critics who have questioned whether Trump should have met in the Oval Office with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak, whose interactions with Trump campaign officials have come under scrutiny by federal and congressional investigators.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:19

A tepid statement of support from the USA last week on the Syrian safe zones scheme doesn't mean the U.S. is wholly on board, though according to Defense Secretary James Mattis, the United States has been told some of the " general parameters " and are still carefully studying the idea.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:21

Ramos will also come up against another familiar face in Juve full-back Dani Alves. "Everyone saw what a great player he was and now he's proving himself to be a great Coach too. Unless Zidane offers him a regular spot in his starting XI, the Spanish worldwide is also unlikely to commit his future to the club. But Francisco "Isco" Alarcon netted a crucial away goal for Real Madrid before halftime to secure a 4-2 victory on aggregate and a spot in the final against Juventus on June 3 in ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:45

Comey was leading an investigation of Russian influence on the 2016 election and exploring whether any Trump associates had been involved. The lawyers offer no supporting documents to back up the claims made in the letter. President Donald Trump waves to military mothers as he departs after speaking at the White House. On Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham said he believed Congress should investigate Trump's business ties for possible Russian connections, including perhaps requesting Trump's ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:47

The new policy gave prosecutors and judges more leeway to adjust charges and sentences to better fit the crime, Obama said at the time. Hogan spokeswoman Amelia Chasse said Sessions' direction to federal law enforcement officials "does not impact Maryland state law or Hogan administration policies".

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:43

The FBI has been in turmoil. But Mr. Trump pressed him on whether it would be "honest loyalty". Trump also doubled down on his denials of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Trump initially claimed in the interview that Comey asked for the dinner to ask to stay on as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "I was going to fire regardless of recommendation".

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:33

England's National Health Service is scrambling to respond to a large cyberattack that has crippled its ability to treat patients, after computer users in the public health system were hit with a pop-up message demanding a ransom for access to their machines.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:20

He added: "Our nuclear power is our sovereign right". The tensions around North Korea have been high over the last months in relation to the country's nuclear and ballistic missile tests, which had been condemned by the global community, including the United Nations.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:05

President, just see to it there is no war because my region will suffer immensely - the first fallout would be us and Asia, very near, very risky", Duterte said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to discuss the issue with the press. Responding to Phuc's request, Najib Razak said Malaysia will foster cooperation in halal food production and consider hiring more Vietnamese workers in areas where there is demand for such labour.