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by | May 28, 2017 | 04:14

Finance ministers signaled a truce in their trade quarrel with Donald Trump's administration as his Treasury Secretary said the Group of Seven is starting to understand where he's coming from. Trump has vowed to revamp the USA tax code with major cuts for businesses and ease business regulatory burdens. Mnuchin, who skipped the opening session in Bari where academics spoke on inequality and growth, arrived long after other ministers and told reporters he was "excited" about the emerging ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 04:20

Kushner discussed using Russian diplomatic properties to prevent USA intelligence services from monitoring communications with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, according to the Washington Post . President Trump's son-in-law sought to establish clandestine ties with the Kremlin through Russia's ambassador to Washington , it has been alleged.

by | May 28, 2017 | 04:17

Uhuru flew to Sigonella Airbase in Sicily and then by helicopter to Taormina , a seaside resort heavily protected ahead of the summit. "We are going to continue to fight for what we believe is right, which is free, open and fair trade, which the president has been very clear on what that means", Cohn said.

by | May 28, 2017 | 02:27

Donald Trump was the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall. But he also vowed he was "personally committed " to helping Israel reach a deal with the Palestinians, while backtracking from previous claims that could be easier than thought to achieve.

by | May 28, 2017 | 02:59

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday dismissed President Trump's recent visit to Saudi Arabia as a "theatrical gathering" that would not help combat terrorism . Trump raised the possibility of meeting North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and Annan said "Iran has shown more discipline and responsibility than North Korea".

by | May 28, 2017 | 03:23

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the missile was launched in Pukchang, but the test venue was actually 19 kilometers away. "No matter how loudly the south Korean puppet warmongers get vociferous about the sophistical story about "southward flying of UFO", no one will believe it".

by | May 28, 2017 | 03:02

Already fragile diplomatic and trade ties between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite-dominated Iran were severed past year, after Saudi Arabia executed a Shi'ite cleric and as a result protesters ransacked the Saudi embassy in Iran . Rouhani campaigned on a promise of a more open, internationally integrated economy, and in his acceptance speech said the election showed Iran was ready for more friendly relations with world powers.

by | May 28, 2017 | 03:37

And maybe his last night managing an Arsenal team? Here's everything you need to know about the FA Cup final, including start time , TV channel and streaming options. Referee Anthony Taylor certainly seemed to think not. Conte's cup curse then turned into a nightmare in the 68th when Chelsea went down to 10 men.

by | May 28, 2017 | 02:48

Numerous protesters carried flags or wore bandanas over their faces with the hammer and sickle symbol, a communist symbol. "Now it's time for Trump to make the right decision ". In a communique on Saturday, other G-7 leaders vowed to put the accord in effect. German chancellor Angela Merkel admitted her discussion with Mr Trump had been "a very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory.

by | May 28, 2017 | 03:04

North Korea fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russian Federation on Sunday , in a launch the United States called a message to South Korea, days after its new president took office pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue.

by | May 28, 2017 | 02:50

Foreign partners have preserved their fear that if they start business with an Iranian company, they may face US-imposed penalties on the grounds that their Iranian partners have had relations with entities under sets of U.S. Meanwhile, Rouhani described Trump's summit with Arab leaders on Sunday as "just a show with no practical or political value of any kind". The Iranian political leader also said that Iran's missiles are "only aimed at defending the country and will never be used ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 03:16

And early yesterday morning two more men were arrested in Withington. The attack killed 22 people and injured at least 59 others. This is published unedited from the IANS feed . Members of the public gather to attend a candlelit vigil to honor the victims of Monday evening's terror attack in Manchester . The bomber's name was allegedly released by US officials just as raids were underway both in Manchester and in Libya where the bomber's father lives.

by | May 28, 2017 | 03:24

The ruling was greeted with rapturous applause outside the legislature not far from the court in the center of the capital, Taipei , where hundreds had gathered with rainbow flags and noisemakers emblazoned with slogans in favor of same-sex marriage.

by | May 28, 2017 | 02:45

Teachers who were trapped in the siege by Muslim militants of Marawi city wait for their transport back to their hometowns in southern Philippines Thursday, May 25, 2017. He declared martial law in 1972 and used it to maintain his grip on power for more than a decade. Militants called in reinforcements and quickly overpowered the authorities.

by | May 28, 2017 | 02:15

And he didn't really clarify the situation on Thursday. Last year, Trump threatened to abandon US allies in Europe if they did not spend enough on defence, comments that were particularly unnerving for the ex-Soviet Baltic states on Russia's border which fear Moscow might try a repeat of its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea.

by | May 28, 2017 | 01:47

Syrian opposition spokesman Salem Meslet said the USA allegations about the use of a crematorium to cover up the mass killings were "credible" and not surprising. A key point that took place in the bilateral meeting was telling Russian Federation to use its power to rein in the regime . "This is one discreet additive piece of evidence", he said.

by | May 28, 2017 | 01:42

Kislyak, according to The Post , told higher-ups in Moscow that Kushner suggested the proposal in a December meeting at Trump Tower - which former national security adviser Michael Flynn also attended. The New York Times reported that the back channel was intended as a way to discuss Syria and other policy issues, but never was set up. Kushner's lawyers have also pushed back against the allegations.

by | May 28, 2017 | 02:12

The bomber's father Ramadan Abedi and another brother Hashim have been detained in Libya. Libyan authorities, who are questioning Abedi's parents and siblings, claimed he made a final phone call to his mother on the eve of the attack, in which he said: "Forgive me".

by | May 28, 2017 | 02:14

Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, the outgoing Socialist Defence Minister and a close friend of former president Francois Hollande , was named foreign minister and minister for Europe . Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel became the Sports Minister. Longtime Macron supporter and campaign manager Richard Ferrand was rewarded with the territorial cohesion portfolio.

by | May 28, 2017 | 02:05

The WaPo based the report, which came a day after the paper reported Kushner's contacts were a focus of the FBI investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, on USA intercepts of conversations that Ambassador Sergey Kislyak had with his bosses back in Moscow .

by | May 28, 2017 | 02:35

Addressing parliament, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Jerusalem's Temple Mount and Western Wall will remain under Israel's control "forever". After enduring eight years of the Obama administration, Rubin says he had "high hopes" that Trump would personally state that Jerusalem is the "undivided capital" of Israel .

by | May 28, 2017 | 01:17

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries do not pay the US or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation directly. Trump said he had helped forge more global cooperation in the fight against militants, a threat he said was underscored by a suicide bomber in Manchester, England, and the killing of Coptic Christians in Egypt.

by | May 28, 2017 | 02:44

Tension over US support for Article 5 began during Trump's campaign for president, when he repeatedly threatened to militarily support only members who meet the 2 percent spending benchmark. After a relatively successful first half of his big trip overseas, in that it wasn't a total disaster, Donald Trump landed in Brussels on Thursday, where he apparently felt comfortable enough to act like his old self again .

by | May 28, 2017 | 01:59

The new law contains an amendment that will allow states to request waivers to ignore certain market regulations put in place by Obamacare, allowing health care companies in those states to do things like deny coverage or base premiums on pre-existing conditions.

by | May 28, 2017 | 00:51

They were also sending two new subpoenas specifically targeting Flynn's businesses, Flynn Intel LLC, and Flynn Intel Inc., both based in Virginia. Brennan's testimony before the House intelligence committee on Tuesday comes one day after Flynn invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination in response to a subpoena from the Senate intelligence committee.

by | May 28, 2017 | 02:09

The comments followed U.S. President Donald Trump's recent trip to Israel where he told the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that "Iran will never have nuclear weapons". Rouhani also said Iran-Russia cooperation would help promote regional peace and stability and contribute to the fight against terrorism, particularly in Syria.

by | May 28, 2017 | 02:16

Wenger's switch to a back three - mirroring Chelsea - has helped Arsenal find a second wind, but the defence he aligns beneath the Wembley arch will be far from a first-choice triumvirate. Wenger said his future will be decided at a board meeting after Saturday's FA Cup final against the Blues. Here, Press Association Sport looks at five talking points ahead of the contest.

by | May 28, 2017 | 01:33

And it might just be enough to stem the tide of protests against Wenger, with the record 13-time FA Cup winners yet to announce a new contract for the 67-year-old Frenchman for next season. Sanchez's goal was initially ruled out as Aaron Ramsey was caught in an offside position but the decision was overruled - despite replays showing the ball striking the Chilean's hand.

by | May 28, 2017 | 01:17

McMaster and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn said Trump had succeeded in all his goals for his inaugural foreign trip ― restore USA leadership, build relationships with other world leaders, and show unity among the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

by | May 28, 2017 | 02:10

Meanwhile, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año said yesterday that Isnilon Hapilon , one of Asia's most wanted militants, is still hiding here. "These cowardly terrorists killed Philippine law enforcement officials and endangered the lives of innocent citizens", USA press secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement released on Thursday, May 25.

by | May 28, 2017 | 01:44

During his speech at the Israel Museum Tuesday, President Trump pledged that his administration will always stand with Israel . Trump told Abbas he was "truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bring new hope to the region and its people".

by | May 28, 2017 | 02:10

But I know that there was a sufficient basis of information and intelligence that required further investigation by the bureau to determine whether or not USA persons were actively conspiring, colluding with Russian officials", Brennan said.

by | May 28, 2017 | 01:58

It has caused controversy around the world, but in North Korea the developers of its latest missile have reportedly been given a hero's welcome on their return. Seoul/Washington: Cybersecurity researchers have found evidence they say could link North Korea with the WannaCry cyber attack that has infected more than 3 lakh computers worldwide, as global authorities scrambled to prevent hackers from spreading new versions of the virus.

by | May 28, 2017 | 01:18

The leaders had all left before the protest began. Under Trump, who once called climate change a "hoax" perpetrated by China , Washington has resisted intense pressure from its partners to commit to respecting the 2015 global accord on curbing carbon emissions.

by | May 28, 2017 | 01:51

The development of missiles in Iran has been repeatedly criticized by Washington. Asked about the possibility of direct talks with the USA over the mutual issues, the Iranian President said that "we are waiting for the United States new administration to settle, so that we could have accurate view about the ruling group in Washington".