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by | May 26, 2017 | 13:37

The drama unfolded when a senior White House official said that the Western Wall was part of the West Bank and not part of Israel's territory, as Channel 2 reported on Monday. It considers the entire city to be its eternal capital and next week is set to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of what it calls the unification of Jerusalem .

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:11

The former CIA chief also told the House intelligence committee that he had become so concerned about Russian interference - and contacts between Americans "involved" with the Trump campaign and the Russians - that he convened a group of officials from the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency in late July to focus exclusively on the issue.

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:09

Ms Park, who was very popular when she came to power in 2012, was impeached and removed from office in March following mass protests. "The accused Park Geun-hye, in collusion with her friend Choi Soon-sil, let Choi, who had no official position, intervene in state affairs.

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:31

President Donald Trump congratulated newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron , and in a brief photo-op at the USA embassy in Brussels remarked on Macron's "tremendous victory". The people of France will not take much more of this. Trump, on the other hand, appeared to weaken. "I think you can expect the president to be very tough on them, saying, 'Look the spending 4 percent".

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:15

Nine-time world Champion Valentino Rossi has suffered a motorcycle accident while training and is now recovering. The rider known as The Doctor went to the hospital immediately afterwards, where medical doctors diagnosed him with thoracic and abdominal trauma.

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:34

OPEC decided it would extend cuts in oil output by nine months to March 2018 on May 25, an OPEC delegate said according to a Reuters report. Brent crude oil was down $2.38 a barrel at $51.58 a barrel by 12:15 p.m. "It's likely we'll be balanced earlier than later", Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's oil minister, said at the opening session of the group's meeting in Vienna .

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:52

At least 19 people were killed and 59 wounded in an explosion at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday, in what two USA officials said was a suspected suicide bombing. "NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: "#NATO stands with the United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism". "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 26, 2017 | 13:02

The Post story cited anonymous "people familiar with the investigation", who said the FBI investigation does not mean that Kushner is suspected of a crime. President Trump has predicted the investigations won't find collusion, but his efforts to cast doubt and curb the probes have led to the appointment of a special counsel at the Justice Department.

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:15

Budget rules dictate that if the bill's deficit savings had not reached $2 billion (and that $2 billion had to come from particular spending categories), the bill would be dead upon arrival. CBO and JCT estimate that in 2018 14 million more people would be uninsured under the bill than under current law. A favorable CBO "score" was considered crucial for the future of the House bill.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:51

NATO's chief has affirmed that the alliance will join the worldwide coalition fighting the Islamic State group but will not wage war against the extremists, as U.S. Trump, who unlike other leaders at the summit is not planning to address reporters, did not respond to shouted questions as to whether the United Kingdom can trust the U.S.

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:13

The evening took a sombre turn when Perry stopped to acknowledge the victims of the bomb blast in Manchester , which occurred as fans exited an Ariana Grande concert on Monday (22May17). The singer is in London ahead of her headlining gig at the BBC Big Weekend in Hull on May 27 and May 28. Bream pushed back on Higbie, arguing that Perry meant well when she said, "no barriers, no borders, we all just need to, like, coexist".

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:49

The tycoon-turned-president also claimed that the Iranian government, which is now led by moderate President Hassan Rouhani , " speaks openly of mass murder " and vows death to Israel and the US. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a press conference in Tehran , Iran, Monday, May 22, 2017. The elections remain tightly controlled, however, and many candidates are excluded during a pre-election vetting process.

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:03

The NDFP also criticized GRP chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III for saying that the Communist Party of the Philippines has made an error in calling on its armed-wing, the New People's Army to intensify its tactical offensives against the government's soldiers.

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:56

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says in an interview on CNN that the Federal Bureau of Investigation sent his committee's staff a two-sentence email saying it would not be turning over the materials now that the Justice Department has appointed a special counsel.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:27

It was there, according to the first lady's staff, that she connected with the one boy in particular. The outspoken 70-year-old wealthy businessman and TV celebrity stunned many USA allies by entering the White House in January. "It isn't her primary account and we have since changed the passwords". From Israel, the first couple arrived in Rome on Tuesday and waved to the media upon stepping out of Air Force One.

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:04

British officials are upset with the USA over the publication of leaked evidence - photographs from the scene of the Manchester terror attack. BRUSSELS - President Trump exported the confrontational, nationalist rhetoric of his campaign across the Atlantic on Thursday, shaming European leaders for not footing more of the bill for their own defenses and lecturing them to stop taking advantage of US taxpayers.

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:37

Jacobs was trying to ask Gianforte about health care, according to an audio tape captured by the British newspaper's correspondent. Ms Acuna, her field producer and photographer then " watched in disbelief as Gianforte began punching the reporter", she wrote on the Fox News website.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:54

For now, the upper chamber is focused on an agreement that can satisfy 96 percent of its members (plus Vice President Mike Pence as a tiebreaker if needed). Because they can not expect any Democratic support and have a razor-thin majority, they must devise legislation that appeals not only to the most conservative senators but also does not drive off many Republican moderates.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:32

South Korea's Yonhap news agency, without citing a source, reported that South Korea fired about 90 machine gun rounds into the air and toward North Korea. Moon won an election last week campaigning on a more moderate approach to the North and said after taking office that he wants to pursue dialogue as well as pressure to stop the North's weapons programmes.

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:32

But in his public remarks, Trump steered clear of any such language, and did not mention what has been the goal of US diplomacy for two decades: a state of Israel and an independent Palestinian state co-existing side-by-side. But he did not mention what has always been the goal of USA diplomacy in the region - a two-state solution to the conflict: Israel and a Palestinian state.

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:46

On his first trip to the Middle East, President Donald Trump has done more to rebuild the United States' standing in the region than President Barack Obama did in eight years. Trump claimed that his meetings with both Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointed to efforts toward peace. "Your excellency, as you have witnessed during your - as you saw yesterday during your historic visit of holy sites in occupied East Jerusalem , and today in Bethlehem , the ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:02

There were signs of apparent disgruntlement among the European leaders lined up to hear Mr Trump's speech, which followed a moment of silence in honour of the victims of the Manchester attack. "As for climate, well, President Trump can assert his position", Macron said after Thursday's meeting. As the press watched, the two men exchanged a very firm handshake during their meeting, both men gripping tight, their faces showing the strain.

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:03

The indictment was unsealed Thursday and says the sex-trafficking ring started in 2009. They were forced to turn over most of the money they earned, as well as pay for rent, food and personal items, making it nearly impossible to repay their debt.

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:02

Trump has also retreated from a campaign pledge to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , bending to the same diplomatic and security concerns as other presidents who have made similar promises. Trump has vowed to do whatever is necessary to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians, but has given little sign of how he could revive long-stalled negotiations.

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:50

Hsu began her round in brilliant style with two eagles and two birdies, her only hiccup on the opening day coming with a bogey at her 12th hole. 6 and 7 to pull even with Lewis. Lewis said hitting greens was especially crucial. Korda, a rookie who has joined sister Jessica on the tour, hit only eight of 14 fairways, but she was able to scramble her way to a 34 on the front nine before birdieing four of the first five holes on the back.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:58

Trump visited the Israel Museum and the Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center on Tuesday and now heads to Italy, where he is expected to meet with Pope Francis . It also urges a "just settlement" of the Palestinian refugee problem. The 70-year-old American leader during his brief visit to the West Bank town of Bethlehem, which is under PA's control, also praised Abbas, who he said had "committed to taking firm but necessary steps to fight terrorism and confront its hateful ideology".

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:53

The pressure is on the Social Democrats , led by challenger Martin Schulz, in the election for the state legislature in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is also the home State of Martin Schulz, the Social Democratic challenger seeking to deny Ms.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:37

The appeals court was reviewing a March ruling by a Maryland-based federal judge that blocked part of Trump's March 6 executive order barring travelers from Libya , Iran , Somalia , Sudan , Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the government put in place stricter visa screening.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:43

At a ceremony at NATO's gleaming new headquarters, Trump reissued his longstanding call for members to pay their fair share, lecturing the expressionless leaders about spending more as they stood listening in awkward silence. "She expressed the view that the intelligence sharing relationship we have with the United States is hugely important and valuable, but that the information that we share should be kept secure".

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:29

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, his attorney said. According to a source familiar with what transpired, neither meeting discussed sanctions but instead focused on establishing a backchannel to Russia's president.

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:06

Mr Trump began a trip to Israel on Monday by saying that it shared a "common cause" with its Arab neighbours in "the threat posed by Iran ". In answer to a question about the latest arms deal between the U.S. " Until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace , all nations of conscience must work together to isolate it". Analysts fear tensions are growing out of control.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:09

The " We Love Manchester Emergency Fund ", backed by Manchester's Lord Mayor and set up in partnership with the British Red Cross , was established after Monday's suicide bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:57

At the same time , the White House sent mixed signals regarding the Trump administration's official policy on the conflict, seemingly acknowledging the existence of "Palestine" while simultaneously recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem .

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:01

Maute terrorists have abducted a priest and Catholic believers, beheaded the city's police chief, and begun flying the Islamic State flag over the city, according to eyewitnesses. Mr Calida said the Maute group and Islamic State wanted to create an "ISIS province" in Mindanao and the government was not the only target of their aggression.

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:17

Mr Gianforte was in a private office preparing for an interview with Fox News when Mr Jacobs came in without permission, campaign spokesman Shane Scanlon said. She added that Gianforte then began to punch Mr Jacobs. "We'll talk to you about that later", Mr Gianforte says on the recording, referring Mr Jacobs to a spokesman.