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by | May 12, 2017 | 10:37

He beat contenders Mussa Abu Marzuk and Mohamed Nazzal in a video conference vote of the ruling council's members in Gaza , the West Bank and outside the Palestinian territories. He first rose to prominence as bureau chief under Hamas's spiritual father Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the quadriplegic assassinated by Israel in 2004. He said that Sinwar, the military leader, and Haniyeh know each other well and have a good relationship.

by | May 12, 2017 | 11:28

Prime Minister Theresa May said Macron's win meant that it was even more important for voters to back her and strengthen Britain's hand in European Union exit talks. The familiar conventional party organizations were out of the running, especially after François Fillon, the leader of the old-guard Republicans, was knocked out of the running in the first round by an embarrassing scandal.

by | May 12, 2017 | 11:46

Wished him every success and invited him to visit India soon. South Korea's new liberal president has vowed to immediately tackle the rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions. Mr Moon, from the liberal Democratic Party of Korea, won 41.08% of the vote in the election, according to the NEC. A spokesperson for Moon, however, said that he was unaware of any such report.

by | May 12, 2017 | 11:03

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has drawn laughs at a conference by announcing that he'd speak in French because "slowly but surely English is losing importance in Europe". Freedom of movement is one of the four essential freedoms that make up the single market, Mr Barnier said in a speech in Florence, and the integrity of the single market will "never, never be compromised".

by | May 12, 2017 | 10:46

Apparently, a little miscommunication here: Victor Cruz's #Jaguars visit is actually May 23-24. It's also possible that Cruz knows his best playing days are behind him and is willing to serve as a mentor on a young Jaguars team while getting limited snaps.

by | May 12, 2017 | 10:16

I will also go to Beijing and Tokyo. Even though he did not go to Pyongyang himself, Im was convicted and jailed over the trip. Park had long refused to meet Abe because of issues related to Japan's brutal colonization of the Korean Peninsula from 1910 to 1945.

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:49

White House officials offered a somewhat different version Wednesday of how Trump came to fire Comey, casting his decision as one that reflected an "erosion of confidence" that had always been in the making. "I hope you won't either", he wrote . "It hasn't recovered from that". And some Republicans are annoyed at the man who'll be sitting in Comey's chair instead, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, because they say he's too close to Democrats.

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:43

McCabe was testifying in place of former FBI Director James Comey , who was sacked by President Donald Trump on Tuesday. "I was going to fire regardless of recommendation". Moscow has denied interference in the election, and the Trump administration denies allegations of collusion with Russian Federation. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in March that the sanctions would remain in place until Russian Federation returned Crimea to Ukraine.

by | May 12, 2017 | 11:15

POLITICO notes that Trump considered firing Comey for over a week as he grew enraged over the Russian Federation investigation, according to two unidentified advisors. The search for a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director will begin immediately, the White House said. At a press conference in the Russian embassy, Lavrov praised Trump and Tillerson, repeatedly calling them "businesslike" and comparing them favourably to the Obama administration and what he called its "dirty tricks".

by | May 12, 2017 | 11:03

Department of Homeland Security suspects of violating immigration law. "I'm getting my signing pen warmed up", Abbott tweeted after the vote. That was far from the only drama this week under the Pink Dome. "And it will foster the belief that people can not seek assistance from police for fear of being subjected to an immigration status investigation". Police and sheriff's departments in Texas are decrying an immigration bill passed by the state legislature, saying it will drive a wedge ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:56

Taking a step back and looking at the game, it produced two centuries - one from either side of the dressing room; four half centuries, for a total of 1 054 runs, 44 wickets and a result which was reached on the fifth day. Prolonged showers two days before the match disrupted preparations and despite a scorching eve of the fixture, a forecast for more rain raises the prospect of the elements playing a significant role in the final result.

by | May 12, 2017 | 10:59

To back the initiative, China has established the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Silk Road Fund. "We both have comprehensive and knowledge-based maritime clusters". In other Southeast Asian countries a number of high-profile, China-led transportation infrastructure projects have also run into a range of difficulties, often centered on concerns that deals disproportionately favor Chinese interests.

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:19

Mr McCabe, who was taking Mr Comey's place at the hearing, told senators he would not update them on their "highly significant" investigation into allegations that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 U.S. "The president's one page letter was completely freakish", said Sen. He pointed out that current Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer said past year that Mr Comey's handling of the email investigation "appeared to be an appalling act, one that he said goes against their ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:40

In a March 2017 interview with Public Radio International , one of the girls now at New Foundation School said, "When I go back to my community, I want to teach people to read and to encourage them the way that people encourage me". "We have no apologies or regrets whatsoever for exchanging Boko Haram detainees for our daughters. We will never prevent them from seeing their daughters", Alhassan said.

by | May 12, 2017 | 10:06

They are among thousands of people, including other young women, who have been kidnapped by Boko Haram ( which translates to "Western education is forbidden in the Hausa language) in the last eight years of its insurgency in Nigeria". Many girls have executed suicide bombings at the command of Boko Haram terrorists, and many liberated still exhibit loyalty to the terrorist group after living among them for years.

by | May 12, 2017 | 10:42

Later in the same briefing, Spicer was asked whether the White House placed Flynn under any additional restrictions between Yates' warning and his eventual ouster. In January, Pence went on a Sunday talk show and said that Flynn's conversations with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, had "nothing whatsoever" to do with sanctions imposed by the outgoing Obama administration on the Russian government.

by | May 12, 2017 | 10:28

One official said Trump asked Rosenstein and Sessions for their views on Comey, then asked the deputy attorney general to synthesize his thoughts in a memo. GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah says the next FBI director should be Merrick Garland - the federal judge nominated to the Supreme Court a year ago by President Barack Obama .

by | May 12, 2017 | 10:03

Cavusoglu said Trump would address the issue with Trump during his planned May 16-17 visit to Washington, suggesting there were no plans to call off the talks in protest. Fawza al-Yusuf, a political leader of Kurdish self-proclaimed Democratic Federal System, told VOA that if the decision had been made earlier, "we would have seen a lot more advances against IS".

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:55

The Senate confirmed Lighthizer by a vote of 82 to 14, with broad bipartisan support. A final confirmation vote could occur later Thursday. The 69-year-old Lighthizer formerly held the position of deputy USA trade representative in the 1980s under former President Ronald Reagan.

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:55

Valls, a high-profile politician on the pro-business right of the Socialist party, said on Tuesday he was interested in joining Macron - a move that has angered Socialist colleagues who are trying to prepare to fight the legislative elections after taking a beating in the vote for president.

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:20

The Russian government-funded news outlet that United States intelligence agencies say played a key role in disseminating stolen emails meant to damage the candidacy of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Trump made no mention of the fact that Mr Flynn had been fired from his position by the Obama administration in 2014. But if Trump's quick and dismissive reaction to her appearance is any guide, the Yates testimony put another dent in the administration's defenses.

by | May 12, 2017 | 10:30

Though he served as prime minister of the Palestinian Authority (PA) for a short period of time, the refusal of the worldwide community to work with Hamas, and the deadlock and violence between the two parties eventually led to the dismantling of the unity government in 2007, after Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip.

by | May 12, 2017 | 10:01

Mr Morrison said that "customer deposits of less than $250,000 and additional capital requirements imposed on the banks by regulatory authorities are excluded from their assessed liabilities" and added that "unlike the previous bank deposit tax, this is specifically not a levy on pensioners' and others' ordinary deposit accounts, nor is it on home loans".

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:40

In a surprising victory for former president Barack Obama's environmental legacy, the Senate voted Wednesday to uphold an Obama-era climate change regulation to control the release of methane from oil and gas wells on public land. The EDF said oil and gas companies on federal or tribal land waste almost 110 billion cubic feet of gas annually via leaks, venting and flaring. The Obama administration finalized the BLM Methane Waste Rule in November which limits leaks and flaring of methane from ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:46

While Western security sources said the allegation should be treated with skepticism because Pyongyang has an unproven history of such accusations, a statement by North Korea's Ministry of State Security claimed the plot was real and that Washington and Seoul had bribed a turncoat citizen of the nation to kill Mr.

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:19

McCabe took part in a private meeting with Trump at the White House on Wednesday, after deputy White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the President would talk to him about morale at the bureau following Comey's departure.

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:20

Following Lavrov's comments, the Ministry tweeted a photo of a handshake with Mr. Trump in the Oval Office. "It's been confirmed that despite all the difficulties, our countries can and must act together to help solve key problems on today's global agenda", Lavrov said at a press conference at the Russian embassy in Washington , following a meeting with President Trump.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:40

Spicer on Tuesday declined to detail the deliberations, what strategies Trump might be considering or whether there's any conclusion to be drawn from the delay and the postponed meeting top Trump officials had planned to have Tuesday. Other members of the administration, including Energy Secretary Rick Perry, have advocated a "renegotiation" of the U.S. commitments to the agreement, but legal questions have been raised about the feasibility of lowering USA carbon reduction goals.

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:42

And a member of the rebel delegation to the talks said on Saturday that the opposition was "recording violations of the deal committed by the regime and its militias". The plan was coordinated with 27 field commanders of armed groups operating in the four de-escalation zones, involving some 42,000 militants, according to Sputnik.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:29

The President axed Comey just days after he asked for more resources to investigate Russia's interference in the election and possible collusion with Trump's team. Warner joined other Democratic senators, including Tim Kaine of Virginia, in demanding the appointment of a special prosecutor because they've lost confidence in Justice Department leaders and the FBI to conduct an impartial investigation.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:45

President, the media is not fake news", Mr. The leader of our country is not here. Even though President Trump expressed his regrets for not attending the event, the celebration was light and the room was filled with humor while both journalists and celebrities enjoyed their time .

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:59

None was apparently reached Wednesday. He was sacked after heading an extensive investigation into whether Trump aides colluded with Russian Federation to sway last year's election, with Democrats claiming allegations of a cover-up and demanding an independent inquiry.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:36

Fidget Spinners causing problems in classrooms. It's true, children do seem to be distracted by these addictive devices and I must admit, having played with one in order to properly "research" this article, I too was mesmerised by the gadgets ability to spin, and spin, and spin.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:12

It's no secret President Donald Trump isn't popular with the majority of Americans, but a new poll this week shows he is beginning to lose some of the demographics that thrust him into the White House. In early April, he received the lowest approval rating of his presidency so far - 35 percent. Just 36 percent approved of Trump's job performance. Quinnipiac asked people what word first came to mind when they thought about Trump.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:10

The call from Xi to congratulate Moon on his inauguration the day before was the first of its kind from a Chinese leader to his new South Korean counterpart, the statement said. "For a long time, China has upheld the goal of the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, protecting the peace and stability of the peninsula and resolving the problem via dialogue and consultation", Xi said, according to the ministry.