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by | May 30, 2017 | 18:31

Taiwan is the first country in Asia to declare same-sex marriage as legal, and Wednesday's ruling could pave the way for gay weddings to be performed in the island country. Wednesday's ruling was met with gratuitous applause outside the legislature, where hundreds gathered in support of gay marriage , with rainbow flags and noisemakers in tow, AP reported .

by | May 30, 2017 | 19:40

Merkel made no mention of Trump specifically, but made it clear that her realization had come "in the last few days". President Trump and Angela Merkel at the G7 summit. Even though Germany continued to see its trans-Atlantic relationship with the United States as key to its future, a German diplomat told The Indian Express, it "sees countries like India , with its growing economy and democratic political system, as important partners".

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:54

Other candidates said they would keep pushing ideas they tested in the campaign, even if they were controversial or no-goes for Scheer, a social conservative who has indicated hed rather keep the partys various factions together than push hot buttons.

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:52

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk from Marine One across the South Lawn to White House in Washington, Saturday, May 27, 2017, as they return from Sigonella, Italy. "There ought to be a review of his security clearance to find out whether he was truthful, whether he was candid", Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said on ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday, the NY Daily News reported.

by | May 30, 2017 | 17:50

The rules, which took effect Friday, require that cattle traders pledge that any cows or buffalos sold are not intended for slaughter. Eleven of India's 29 states are objecting, with at least one planning a challenge in court. The slaughter of cows, and the possession or consumption of beef, is already banned in most Indian states, with some imposing up to life imprisonment for infringements.

by | May 30, 2017 | 19:23

He says 36 civilians remain unaccounted for. Prior to this investigation, the US-led coalition against Isil said that at least 352 civilians have been killed in strikes it carried out in Iraq and Syria since 2014. The investigation has been complete for days now, according to three USA military officials. Iraqi counterterrorism service members were watching the building for two days and saw no sign of civilians inside, Isler said.

by | May 30, 2017 | 19:28

Modi, who arrived in Berlin earlier in the day to start his six-day, four-nation tour of Germany , Spain , Russia and France , also urged Europe to play a lead role in tackling the menace of terrorism . As they campaign against each other ahead of national elections in September, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her chief political rival, Martin Schulz, find themselves united in opposition to President Trump.

by | May 30, 2017 | 19:23

He told me, but I can't quite remember what he said, he was from Libya. "I want to stress that this is a different item than the one he used in the attack", Superintendent Jackson said. One worker in a fluorescent orange coat could be seen beside a man in a white boiler suit inspecting waste close to a large digger which was sifting through material.

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:24

Sounds like Trump got cucked. Images from the photo session at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Brussels showed Trump finally giving up, his fingers loosened while Macron is still holding on tightly. "It's not the alpha and the omega of politics, but a moment of truth ". In a video of the incident, which took place at a press gaggle ahead of the summit, the 39-year-old former investment banker is seen glancing at Trump's hand before reaching in and squeezing, while clenching his jaw.

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:58

The South China Morning Post newspaper reported that Kong, who it referred to as the "ping-pong prince", came to prominence in the late-1990s after managing to become one of the few table tennis players to collect the grand slam of world championship, World Cup, and Olympic titles.

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:41

Trump talked about "principled realism", seemingly referencing the strong interventionist policy of the previous Republican administration, which he criticized during his campaign. In his speech, Trump said the agreements will "create many hundreds of thousands of jobs in America and Saudi Arabia". Top Saudi economic policy makers, including the finance minister and head of the kingdom's main sovereign wealth fund, described ways in which they planned to attract USA capital and technology.

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:29

Police said the attacker had the suitcase in at least two Manchester neighborhoods. Interior minister Amber Rudd said the review was the "right first step" for the intelligence agency to take in the wake of the May 22 bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande .

by | May 30, 2017 | 19:21

Prince Mohammed's trip to Moscow comes just over a week after Saudi Arabia hosted United States president Donald Trump in Riyadh. The two kickstarted an output cut agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC oil-producing nations when they met in Beijing past year.

by | May 30, 2017 | 19:23

The United Nations Children's agency, UNICEF says it is reaching the most vulnerable communities affected by the floods in Sri Lanka with clean water and safe shelters as the island's worst flooding in years has impacted nearly 500,000 people , many of them children.

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:37

Could Jared be the mole in the White House? This marks a big change for Kushner , who was quickly sweeping up West Wing responsibilities, handling everything for the administration, from health care and tax reform to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:41

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon was scathing in her assessment of Mrs May's performance, tweeting: "It has become painfully clear in last half hour why the PM is dodging leaders' debates in this election". "In negotiations, you have to recognize that you're not in there to get a deal at any price", she said. "My point was absolute condemnation". "You have openly supported the IRA in the past", the audience member says.

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:01

However it is reported that the fee will be £43 million. It is believed that the transfer sets City back nearly €50 million. The move was announced later the same day as Portuguese worldwide Silva put pen-to-paper on a five-year deal, landing in Manchester and completing his formalities to have the deal wrapped up less than a week after the end of City's season.

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:11

The court also directed the state and central government to file a reply within 4 weeks. Union minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the Centre was examining issues raised by states and some organisations on the recent ban imposed on sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter.

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:00

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from the United States city of Seattle. The three judges randomly assigned to hear the 9th Circuit case - Hawkins , Gould and Richard A. The San Francisco-based circuit court, which has jurisdiction over nine western states, streamed the arguments live on its website . Katyal said. "It would view them as an establishment of a disfavored religion, of Islam".

by | May 30, 2017 | 17:16

Like Macron, France's new prime minister has little truck with the entrenched left-right divide. But only one of the top five roles - defence - went to a woman with the 10 other female appointees taking culture, labour, sports and health, among other portfolios .

by | May 30, 2017 | 17:18

Zuma has therefore extended his congratulations and best wishes to Rouhani and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran , the diplomacy said in Pretoria. hostile policies against the Islamic republic, seeking to persuade the regional countries to buy more arms from the United States ", Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said.

by | May 30, 2017 | 17:28

It was a message the region's autocratic leaders were pleased to hear following eight years of criticism on the issue from Obama."At some juncture, other countries are going to get sick of us joining in, pulling out, joining in and pulling out and say, 'Are we really going to work with the United States of America on this anymore?'" said Michael Oppenheimer, a professor of geosciences and worldwide affairs at Princeton.Things started going downhill for Trump, though, in Rome.

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:14

General Restituto Padilla Jr., spokesman for the Armed Forces of the Philippines told reporters in the capital, Manila , on Monday that security forces were close to taking back the city from Maute. The militants who have besieged much of a southern Philippine city over the past week include foreign fighters and local gunmen who want to establish a regional branch of the Islamic State group, the military said Tuesday.

by | May 30, 2017 | 17:46

U.S. president Donald Trump has reportedly told confidants that he will withdraw from the landmark Paris Agreement , according to news reports . But according to a media report by United States website Axios , Mr Trump has told "confidants", including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt , that he plans to leave a landmark global agreement on climate change.

by | May 30, 2017 | 17:35

On Monday, the Russian ministers held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in a meeting also attended by the Egyptian foreign and defense ministers to discuss the ongoing crises in the Middle East and North Africa. During talks between Lavrov and Shukri, the latter praised Russia's role in the success of the Astana peace process among Syrians and expressed hope that this progress would pave the way for a total ceasefire.

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:00

Sources said the family are from Cheshire. The Home Secretary's comment came after the name of bomber Salman Abedi was leaked to the USA media within hours of the attack, which resulted in the deaths of 22 people. Britain views the USA as its closest ally and the countries also share intelligence as part of the Five Eyes network, which also includes New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

by | May 30, 2017 | 17:25

The following year Noriega was extradited to Panama, where he was locked up for the 1985 murder of a political opponent, the 1989 murder of a military officer who attempted a coup against him, and for the massacre of soldiers rebelling against him.

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:17

More attacks were possible, Choi said, "especially given that, unlike missile or nuclear tests, they can deny their involvement in attacks in cyberspace and get away with it". But the paper did not comment whether the North had suffered the attack. FireEye Inc (FEYE.O), another large cyber security firm, said it was also investigating, but it was cautious about drawing a link to North Korea.

by | May 30, 2017 | 16:40

The North has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States. The North claimed the rocket was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, although there are doubts whether the country could build a warhead small enough to fit into a missile.

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:12

President Donald Trump has decided not to immediately move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem , a senior White House official said, violating a campaign promise but avoiding a provocation that could drive Palestinians away from peace talks.

by | May 30, 2017 | 17:49

Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday (28 May), pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation last week. "We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands". Sigmar Gabriel, from the Social Democratic Party (SPD) that governs in coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party, said on Monday that Trump's policies pose a danger to Europe, the Rheinische Post reported.

by | May 30, 2017 | 16:55

Meanwhile, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Mr Trump's actions had "weakened" the West, and his "short-sighted" policies had hurt the interests of the EU. There was appreciation for India's economic reform agenda, including the GST. "It has preponderance over other areas", the MEA said. "Our position is well known on this issue", the ambassador said, in reference to India's opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the flagship project of President Xi Jinping's Belt and ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 17:00

The FBI, several congressional committees, and a special counsel appointed by the Justice Department are all looking into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 United States of America election and possible ties between Trump associates and Russia.

by | May 30, 2017 | 17:57

Even with the USA doing what it promised under the Paris agreement, the world is likely to pass that 2 degree mark, many scientists said . He added that it is " very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers".

by | May 30, 2017 | 18:18

Russia's official RIA-Novosti news agency quoted presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying the Kremlin doesn't agree with Macron's characterization of the state media. Macron thinks "dialogue with Russian Federation is vital in tackling a number of worldwide disputes", the report further said. Talk about making a statement.