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by | May 29, 2017 | 05:04

As for the Venezuelan dictator's measure to convene a National Constituent Assembly, Fox said that it is a strategy to "buy time" but that is a "bad move, what he should do is call an election as soon as possible". In a video posted on Twitter , Capriles said his passport had been "stolen" from him by Venezuelan immigration authorities at Caracas' global airport.

by | May 29, 2017 | 05:09

Rojas is to be arraigned Friday. A man accused of steering his auto on to one of the busiest pavements in the USA and mowing down pedestrians has been charged with murder and attempted murder. Police officers secure the area near a vehicle after it plunged into pedestrians in Times Square in NY on May 18. Four of the injured were in a critical condition, officials said.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:44

The little sister of Duchess Catherine wore the same gorgeous earrings she wore to Kate's 2011 wedding to Prince William . In an attempt not to upstage the newlyweds on their big day, no pictures have been released of Meghan's outfit at the celebrations - but rumours emerging from the event claim that Meghan's sartorial choices toed the line of being a real faux pas...

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:34

Whether because he was exhausted or trying to underscore the distance between himself and other world leaders, President Donald Trump chose to use a golf cart rather than walk with the rest of the G7 leaders in Taormina , Sicily, on the final day of his worldwide tour.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:36

A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press that Kushner spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about creating that line of communication. "It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable", Kelly said. Kushner joined Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security advisor, at the meetings with Kislyak at Trump Tower, which were apparently meant to create a back channel for direct Kremlin-Washington communications during the transition period, according to the ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 05:48

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used his meeting with Trump in Washington on Tuesday to personally urge the US leader to rethink the alliance with the Kurdish fighters. The attack that sent nine to the hospital appeared to be unprovoked, Peter Newsham, the D.C. police chief, said. The protest group included Armenian and Kurdish activists opposed to Erdogan, two of whom were arrested in the immediate aftermath.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:45

Investigators are also interested in a meeting Kushner had with the Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov, according to reports from the Post and NBC News. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he didn't know if the news reports were true but described back-channel communications as a "good thing".

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:56

Kushner also met with the head of a Russian bank under sanctions. But a former head of the US National Security Agency harshly condemned Kushner's alleged effort to set up a secret communications line, saying if it is true, it would reveal a risky degree of ignorance or naivete.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:41

U.S. President Donald Trump has told "confidants", including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark worldwide agreement on climate change , Axios news outlet reported on Saturday, citing three sources with direct knowledge.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:46

Arrangements have been reviewed at more than 1,300 events, while the pool of armed officers available to be deployed around the country has been boosted by 1,100 after military personnel were drafted in to cover guard posts at key sites. A severe threat still means an attack is "highly likely", according to the scale set by Britain's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre. A total of 11 people have been arrested in the United Kingdom, including Abedi's 24-year-old brother Ismail, but two were ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:56

Just back from visiting the Middle East and Europe, Trump on Sunday dismissed recent reports as "fake news". It did not specify what came of Kushner's alleged pitch, if anything. Kushner at this point. The Post reported last week that the Russian Federation investigation had been extended to a top White House official as a "significant person of interest".

by | May 29, 2017 | 05:34

Landslides, mudslides and raging floods are common during the monsoon season in Sri Lanka. Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka's southern and western regions have killed at least 122 people, officials said Saturday, while the country's Disaster Management Center said 97 people were still reported missing and almost 500,000 were displaced.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:28

The fighting in Libya's capital of Tripoli injured 130 others and officials said they expect more casualties. The clashes appear to pit forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA) against fighters who opposed a political deal establishing the GNA that was signed in the Moroccan town of Skhirat in 2015.

by | May 29, 2017 | 05:25

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday's missile had a flight range of about 450 kilometres (280 miles). The latest weapons test comes after a spate of missile launches, military drills and threats from the Pyongyang as the USA seeks to tighten the screws on the North.

by | May 29, 2017 | 05:22

It was a meeting of mixed outcome with Trump and his G7 colleagues finally agreeing on trade/protectionism but not climate change . The senator said during an interview with CNN's State of the Union on Sunday that it would be an issue for the us if Trump did not reaffirm the country's previous commitment to the accord, made under former president Barack Obama in 2015.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:21

Flynn briefly served as Trump's national security adviser before being fired in February after officials said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed US sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:37

The Lib Dem leader insisted to Sky News that the party was making progress, saying: "We've got 103,000 members now, it's our biggest membership, we raced past that in the first few days of the election campaign". The Lib Dems are hopeful that their pro-EU stance will attract support from the 48 per cent of Britons who backed remaining in the bloc in last year's referendum, although opinion polls suggest the message has not won over many people from the two major parties who opposed Brexit.

by | May 29, 2017 | 05:26

While addressing the Arab-Islamic-US summit, he said countries must ensure that no terror outfit is existing in their soil. Over the weekend, Mr Trump received the highest civilian honour in Saudi Arabia and bowed while he received it. "Drive them out! Drive them out of your places of worship, drive them out of your communities, drive them out of your holy land and drive them out of this earth", he said.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:41

Opposition to the invasion was a cross party effort with Charles Kennedy (Lib-Dem), Jeremy Corbyn and Tony Benn ( Labour ), Alex Salmond ( SNP ) and Ken Clarke ( Tory ) amongst the most vocal opponents. But 51% said that May would make a better PM, compared with 30% for Corbyn. "We must be fearless enough to admit the "war on terror" is simply not working", Mr Corbyn, a longtime peace activist who opposed British involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, planned to say.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:37

The Turkish government is accusing US security personnel of taking "aggressive and unprofessional actions" against bodyguards working for Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan who attacked a group of peaceful protesters in Washington, D.C.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:40

It was not initially clear if Kushner stepping down or taking on a reduced role is part of the potential reshuffle. As the White House scrambles to deal with the fallout from the latest revelations about contact between Donald Trump's campaign team and Russian Federation, there is said to be mounting that talk that his favoured advisor, Jared Kushner , may have to take a leave of absence.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:45

Marwan Barghouti , a high-profile prisoner who enjoys broad support among Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza , called for the "Freedom and Dignity" strike. Israel's public security minister, Gilad Erdan, alleged that the hunger strike was motivated by a power struggle in Abbas' Fatah movement. Around 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jail have been on hunger strikes since mid-April.

by | May 29, 2017 | 05:16

The bombing in Manchester struck a chord among leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron who drew on his own country's experience of several jihadist attacks that have killed more than 230 people since 2015. "One must show that you won't make small concessions, even symbolic ones". U.S. President Donald Trump shakes has with French President Emmanuel Macron at the top of a meeting at the U.S.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:48

The strategic juncture in the Syrian desert aids government plans to go after IS in Deir el-Zour, one of the militants' last major stronghold in Syria . The crowded battlefield has been a scene of escalating friction in recent weeks, as the government and its allies pushed their way further south where rebel fighters backed by the USA military also operate.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:43

The White House said Donald Trump had been briefed about the latest launch. United States media reported earlier that Trump might order a strike against North Korea in light of the latter's military activities. And a week before, on Sunday May 14, North Korea launched its Hwasong-12 intermediate range ballistic missile , a type that could be capable of traveling up to 4,500km.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:19

Trump left Israel on Tuesday extolling the prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement but leaving no clear indication of how he plans to bring to it fruition. Trump has spent more time courting the Arab states and extolling their willingness to make peace with Israel than he has in courting Israel itself, and whatever else the Sunni states may be, they are not going to be used as props.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:52

Schiff said he disagreed with White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster's suggestion that such back-channel communications might be typical and not concerning. - According to several aides and outside allies of President Donald Trump , his top priority upon his return from his first foreign trip will be a possible retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a "war room" inside the White House.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:33

Western powers in the Group of 7 meeting declared in a joint statement that North Korea was a "top priority" on the global agenda on nonproliferation and disarmament, and called on the worldwide community to "redouble its efforts" to ensure the implementation of relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:18

A federal appeals court in Virginia upheld the decision to block the Trump administration's second attempted ban, which would have barred citizens of six Muslim-majority nations from entering the USA for 120 days. The Appellate Court opined that the revised EO served more to effectuate the president's agenda of religious discrimination against Muslims rather than its stated objective to protect national security and prevent possible terrorist attacks.

by | May 29, 2017 | 05:06

But thousands of mourners defied the security curbs Sunday to attended the burial of the rebel commander in his hometown amid anti-India and pro-Independence slogans. Elsewhere in the valley, normal life was hit due to strike called by separatist groups. The clashes continued for some time. At both the places, cops fired tear smoke canisters to disperse the stone pelting youth.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:05

While the G7 allies weren't able to nail down Trump's stance on the Paris climate accord, they did get some more clarity on the administration's position concerning sanctions against Russian Federation. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is among those advocating for the stay with the deal, said this past week that Trump wouldn't decide on the issue until he returns to the U.S.

by | May 29, 2017 | 05:05

The bill requires the state to set up a special judicial security division and allows personal security for state judges who have been threatened or attacked. The tax is applied to wages over $200,000 for an individual and over $250,000 for a married couple.The Texas House passed Senate Bill 8, the pro-life legislation that bans the procedure of partial-birth abortions, dismemberment abortion, and prohibits the sale of fetal tissues and organs late last week.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:52

Mr. Bunning had a stroke in October. As a major league pitcher from 1955 to 1971, he played for the Detroit Tigers , Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers. Bunning's death Friday, May 26, 2017, was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Born in Southgate in 1931, Bunning graduated from Cincinnati's St.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:52

The trip was executed to near perfection and it appears the president has made great progress on the broad range of objectives his team articulated to me when I met with senior White House and State Department officials during their preparations.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:24

Hundreds of radicals from Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, have flocked overseas to fight with IS, and the country has seen a surge in plots and attacks linked to the jihadists over the past year. Indonesia, the world's most populated Muslim-majority country, has seen a rise in radicalism and ISIS-inspired attacks, and police believe this latest incident is tied to global terror.