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by | May 27, 2017 | 14:21

The fiscal 2018 budget proposal, released by the White House on Tuesday, would cut the DOT's discretionary budget by almost 13 percent , to $16.2 billion. Because right now, my unborn grandchildren are paying for it, and I think that is morally bankrupt. Recent polls have found little public support for cuts to Medicaid, but that may not be a surprise: Americans tend not to favor budget cuts when asked about specific areas being affected.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:32

This was said even though Duterte has been accused of gross human rights violation and killing of thousands of people in what he deems to be a war against the drug problem in the country and has in the past made unflattering statements against the then US President Barack Obama.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:00

A day earlier, the Iraqi air force had dropped leaflets over the enclave warning residents to flee "immediately" to "safe passages". Iraqi forces, backed by global coalition, have been fighting to drive out IS militant from the western side of Mosul , but several neighborhoods, including the densely-populated old city center, are still under control of the extremist militant.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:50

Trump arrived at the Presidential palace in Bethlehem in the morning after travelling there by vehicle from Jerusalem. Thank you for such a wonderful and unforgettable visit , Prime Minister @Netanyahu and @PresidentRuvi . The Israeli settlements, status of Jerusalem or whether the U.S. would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory were not discussed.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:54

May said she would talk to Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit later on Thursday about the leaks, which included the publication of photographs of the bomb site by the New York Times . Authorities have detained a total of 11 people since the attack, but a 16-year-male and an adult woman were released without charges. The victims of the attack were still being identified on Wednesday, and pictures of British troops deployed in the central government district in ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 13:35

President Donald Trump giving a speech in Saudi Arabia . Based on a September 2016 agreement, the United States will be bankrolling Israel's military spending to the tune of around $38 billion dollars effective from 2019 for the next 10 years.

by | May 27, 2017 | 13:57

Hapilon gained notoriety beyond the Philippines when he allegedly helped Abu Sayyaf kidnap 20 hostages from a Filipino resort in 2001. Washington has offered a $5 million reward for information leading to Hapilon's capture, but he has proved elusive.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:27

The American Health Care Act of 2017 ( AHCA ) passed the House of Representatives after a series of amendments allowed for the bill in its new form to gain a majority by the narrowest of margins. "As predicted, the CBO score confirms that the American Health Care Act moves the nation toward a more affordable health care system that lowers health insurance premiums and reduces the federal deficit by $ 119 billion ", Rogers said .

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:36

On Monday, the Turkish government summoned the USA ambassador to Ankara to demand a full investigation into, and an apology for, the "aggressive and unprofessional actions" that American law enforcement officers committed-against Erdogan's bodyguards.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:35

Bueckert is also charged with felony-level obstructing legal process by interfering with a peace officer. The charges, which were filed by the Ramsey county attorney Friday, include fleeing police on foot, concealing his identity and obstructing the legal process with force, according to the paper.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:12

His effort to broker peace comes early in a Trump administration distracted by a domestic political firestorm, part of it self-ignited by the president's own comments. A longtime businessman, Mr Trump has cast Middle East peace as the "ultimate deal" and has tasked his son-in-law Jared Kushner and former real estate lawyer Jason Greenblatt with charting a course forward.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:38

Gary Cohn , director of the National Economic Council, acknowledged that Trump made the remark but added that the president "doesn't have a problem with Germany". "And he wants to clearly hear what the European leaders have to say", Cohn said. Trump repeatedly campaigned on defending coal workers-people previous presidents and his Democratic opponent former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton worked to undermine.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:43

Mr Trump has previously voiced strong support for last year's referendum vote saying he believed the United Kingdom would be better off out and predicted other nations would follow suit. "I just saw reactions about it on social networks". "It is natural that the President of the United States is in the front row". But Anthony Gardner said America had to face up to "soft power" issues too and be a "world leader in every sense".

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:32

His comments came hours after he told an audience in Saudi Arabia that Iran fuelled "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror" and called for its worldwide isolation, in comments that came after the separate announcement of a $110bn U.S.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:36

And, most importantly to the delight of Arab leaders, as the White House itself pointed out, Mr Trump was not soft on Iran . Trump mentioned India in the list of nations that had been victims of terrorism . While the president vowed support to the Middle East in fighting terrorism, he asserted countries in the region should take responsibility in removing extremists .

by | May 27, 2017 | 13:21

In what may concern peace advocates, he did not specifically mention the two-state solution, long the focus of worldwide efforts and US Middle East diplomacy. Netanyahu's tone was somewhat less upbeat, with sharp criticism for Abbas. Netanyahu must deal with opposition from rightist elements within his coalition who oppose any steps towards a two-state solution to the decades-long conflict.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:45

The most recent reports - which cited U.S. officials as sources - said Mr Kushner had spoken with Moscow's ambassador, Sergei Kisylak, about setting up a backchannel using Russian diplomatic facilities in America. There are also no reports that Kushner could face formal charges or even that he is under criminal investigation. Neither The White House nor Flynn would comment on the story to The Post .

by | May 27, 2017 | 13:20

AT&T's wireless workers have never gone on strike, and the union says the three-day strike, which would involve 40,000 workers nationwide, would have the potential to disrupt customer service. He said AT&T sales workers were well paid by industry standards, citing an average of over $68,000 in annual pay and benefits, roughly twice the figure for retail workers as a whole, according to PayScale, a company that tracks salary data.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:50

Pundits say the SPD needs to win in the NRW if the party's candidate for chancellery, Martin Schulz, is to pose a serious threat to Angela Merkel in the upcoming national elections scheduled for September 24. The party had surged ahead of the CDU in the polls in January after former European Parliament President Martin Schulz announced his intention to be party leader.

by | May 27, 2017 | 13:34

The objective of the trip remains unknown. Ten men are now in custody in connection with the attack, including Abedi's brother and father in Libya. He was carrying a package which police took away for assessment. "I would see him in the garden or in the vehicle". He said his neighbours were a "nice quiet family". "Due to the tragic events in Manchester, the Dangerous Woman tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:37

One man toted his groceries through the crowd, and two little girls in white T-shirts were waving at the leaders. " Climate change is not a distant future threat: it is helping fuel a humanitarian disaster in Somalia and other countries in the Horn of Africa", organization Oxfam International said in a press release.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:19

But not even Emmanuel Macron , the new darling of the G-7, could charm the prime minister into softening her hard-line stance on Brexit. With the press out of the room, May said she wants simultaneous discussions on the terms of the U.K.'s exit and a new free-trade deal with the bloc.

by | May 27, 2017 | 13:13

He says Vermont's tradition to honor fallen officers at the state's capital in observance with the National Day of Recognition known as Peace Officers Memorial Day was an initiative started by Barre's mayor a few years ago. During Sunday's event, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) joined in remembering Hawaiʻi's 65 officers who died in the line of duty. While this day, as well as this week, has been set aside nationwide to honor police officers whose lives have been lost, Ciccarelli said ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:18

A senior Italian diplomat said Trump and the heads of Britain , Germany , France , Italy , Japan and Canada saw eye-to-eye on many issues ahead of the two-day summit , but Washington remained isolated on commerce and the environment.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:56

Some fractures between the US and its allies are visible on Mr. Trump's final stop, in sharp contrast to the warm reception he got in the Mideast, reports CBS News' Margaret Brennan. "I'm not 100 percent sure we can say today- we, meaning the president and myself- that we have a common position, common opinion about Russia", Donald Tusk , president of the European Council said.

by | May 27, 2017 | 13:20

A car-suicide bombing in Afghanistan's Khost province has claimed at least 18 lives on the first day of holy month of Ramadan in the country. The convoy of Khost provincial forces was targeted near the province's main bus station, said ministry's deputy spokesman.

by | May 27, 2017 | 13:02

British police arrested a man on Friday in connection with the suicide attack in Manchester as investigators focussed on tracing a second device believed to have been assembled by the bomber Salman Abedi . The SDF, which is nominally under the control of the Ministry of Interior in Libya's western capital, said in a statement that Hashem Abedi knew details of the bombing prior to the attack and allegedly confessed to having links to the Islamic State militant group ( ISIS ).

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:11

He also demanded that Iran cease its support of "terrorists and militias". "We will not wait for them and their permission", he said . Iran shot back on Monday morning, as the foreign ministry accused the USA of selling arms to "dangerous terrorists" in the Middle East and of spreading "Iranophobia" aimed at encouraging Arab states to buy weapons.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:44

The permanent secretary of Singapore's foreign ministry, Chee Wee Kiong, said what he called a "draft" framework would be submitted to a meeting between the foreign ministers of China and the ASEAN states in August in the Philippines. Before Friday's talks, ASEAN, a regional grouping of Southeast Asian nations, had been working toward a multilateral solution - primarily through negotiating a code of conduct.

by | May 27, 2017 | 13:44

It comes after seven other men were arrested as counter-terrorism police swooped on the suicide bomber's suspected "network". Hopkins did not elaborate on the material that has been found so far. "When arrested, the man was carrying a package which we are now assessing". Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to raise United Kingdom concerns when she meets US President Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels on Thursday.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:36

The significance of this vision stems from the now-obvious fact that the United States is Saudi Arabia's primary partner in helping the Kingdom achieve its transformative Vision 2030. Iran has always been at the forefront of combating terrorism and the image of Iran is totally clear to the world, he said, reiterating that Iran has never sought nuclear weapons as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has on several occasions verified peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program.

by | May 27, 2017 | 13:38

White House economic adviser Gary Cohn also predicted "robust" discussions. The President said others needed to comply with their financial obligations toward the Alliance in order to guarantee their common defence and accused 23 of NATO's 28 members of not paying their dues.

by | May 27, 2017 | 13:07

A British study in 2014 observed that a "significant increase" in hate crimes against Asians and Arabs occurred nearly immediately after the 9/11 and 7/7 terror attacks - and while they did fall again, they still remained at higher than pre-attack levels a year later.

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:36

On Friday and Saturday, the president is back in Italy, specifically on the island of Sicily, for the Group of Seven summit. Trump had arrived from Saudi Arabia where he signed a massive $110 billion arms deal with Riyadh. "Our fundamental problem is with the occupation and settlements". He added, "First the two-state solution must exist and be implemented". Trump's lack of experience of the history, military conflicts, politics and societies of the Middle East had made him easy ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 14:10

The famous rock barrier, the Hillary Step, located just below the summit of Mt Everest has collapsed. "This year, however, I can report that the chunk of rock named "The Hillary Step" is definitely not there any more", he wrote. There were rumours past year that the step had been destroyed or changed shape in the quake. "There has been no official confirmation of reports that Hillary Step is not there anymore", Bhattarai said.