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by | May 31, 2017 | 11:38

Developments in sterling would nearly universally be negative in the short term should Jeremy Corbyn become prime minister, according to most analysts. That has seemed in line with traditional financial market logic, which has favoured right-leaning parties who keep a tighter rein on public spending over those like Britain's leftist Labour Party who want to tax and spend more.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:51

On Tuesday, White House communications director Mike Dubke informed friends and associates that his tenure in government was coming to an end. "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", Trump wrote in a series of Twitter posts on Sunday.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:11

The Saudis are a strong United States of America ally and arch-enemy of Iran; the largely Sunni Saudis strongly opposed President Obama's outreach and nuclear deal with the Persian Shia power. State television congratulated the moderate cleric, who led with 58.6 percent of the vote. "I am the president of the nation and need assistance from every single Iranian, even those who oppose me and my policies".

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:05

She said the SNP will balance the United Kingdom budget by the end of the next Parliament and will borrow "only to invest" thereafter. The Labour leader said he would allow a second vote "if the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish people want it".

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:49

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel was even more blunt on Monday, slamming the United States president's " short-sighted " policies that have " weakened the West " and hurt European interests. European investments in India should also be doubled to at least 1.5 per cent from the current nominal level of 0.7 per cent of their global investments, said Mr Singh, who has also served as India's ambassador to Indonesia, Ethiopia, ASEAN and the African Union.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:41

Mike Dubke said it had been a "great honour to serve President Trump and this administration", but gave no reasons for his departure. Other potential staff changes could be in the works, according to Axios News , which first reported Dubke's departure, including fewer on-camera news briefings by Spicer, the White House press secretary.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:31

Putin emphasized the need for closer cooperation between Russian Federation and France , two nuclear-armed permanent members of the U.N. Security Council. "We have agreed to have extremely regular monitoring", he said. "We have disagreements, but at least we talked about them", he added. The meeting between the two leaders came just days after Macron made his mark on the world stage, welcoming President Donald Trump with an aggressive handshake that the French leader later said ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:47

Herzog added that there were far more pressing matters in Jerusalem than the presence of the US embassy there. "If President Trump wanted to demonstrate his stunningly pro-Israeli credentials to pave the way for pressing [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu for concessions down the road, this trip couldn't have gone any better".

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:18

Comey was abruptly fired by Trump last week, setting off a whirlwind of controversial revelations for the White House, including reports that Trump had asked Comey in February to end the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:50

The lawsuit addressed comments made in 2015 during an intense exchange concerning which animal protection groups would be allowed to participate in a vegan street festival. The Zurich man was handed a suspended fine. Though it's clear that things you post on Facebook can absolutely construe defamation, this is the first time that chucking a like onto a post has been seen as endorsing and therefore repeating a defamatory statement.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:41

Fresh from his public dressing-down of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders for not spending enough on defence, Mr Trump is expected to be just as ready to take on his G7 counterparts, the BBC's James Landale in Sicily reports. However, the USA president refused to commit to whether the United States would remain a part of the 2015 Paris climate-change agreement on curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:42

Seventy climbers successfully reached the summit on Sunday alone, according to expedition officials . One of the most notable and challenging features of the climb to the summit, the Hillary Step, a almost vertical rock face, is meanwhile reported to have collapsed.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:44

The source told Fox the Russians , not Kushner, asked for a secure line to the Trump administration to talk about the conflict there. The FBI is reportedly looking into Kushner and the Kislyak conversation as part of its probe into Russia's hacking of the 2016 campaign and possible collusion with the Trump campaign .

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:35

The cryptic tweet has already been re-tweeted nearly 70,000 times and liked by 86,000 users as people try to work out what the president really meant. What was less obvious was why the tweet was not immediately deleted and replaced with one that had both correct spelling and finished the thought. He has also yet to post a follow up.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:29

Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Even if you do not have family members who died in service, Memorial Day is a good time to reflect and pay your respects. "Everyone is more in tune with veterans, more so than when I was in the service", he said. On May 28, Post 464 traveled to 14 cemeteries conducting a brief program at each to honor soldiers who have died.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:53

Also during the show, Mr Corbyn admitted that he did not set out to be Prime Minister, but was "honoured" to lead the party. Mr Corbyn said he would increase the Equality and Human Rights Commission's powers and work for a "fairer society".

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:37

Oklahoma then defeated IL, 3-1-1 in the semifinals, Blaine Hale , Max McGreevy and Reinertson winning their matches. With 18 holes left in stroke-play qualifying on Monday, the Ducks sat T-13, 10 strokes out of one of the top eight spots needed to advance to match play and looking like they were on their way back to Eugene.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:13

Merkel also emphasized the continued need for friendly relations with the USA and others. In a speech to a German-Indian business forum later on Tuesday, Merkel took another tilt at a president elected on a ticket of "America First", referring to "a whole series of protectionist tendencies" emerging worldwide.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:20

Mr. Dubke revealed in the interview that Trump accepted his resignation "immediately" in their private meeting on May 18, more than a week before the Federal Bureau of Investigation focused its Russian Federation probe on Trump's inner circle - particularly his son-in-law and one of his most vital White House advisers, Jared Kushner .

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:55

Donald Trump has shown a special knack for starting diplomatic spats with longtime U.S. allies - the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada , and Mexico all found themselves on the president's erratic firing line within his first couple of months in office.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:21

Merkel praised India for implementing that climate pact very "intensively and in a very committed way" and Modi said people had no right to ruin the environment for future generations. "And so all I can say is that we Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands", she said. This is while Merkel suggested Monday that Germany and other European countries could no longer rely on the United States under Trump's presidency.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:24

He offered to stay on to help manage communications in Washington during Trump's foreign trip, and the president accepted. His last day has not yet been determined. The real fun began when White House press secretary Sean Spicer opened the floor to questions. "So, I think for Dubke, you know, it's just an impossible job".

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:46

More than 100 people have been confirmed killed in the conflict, which began last week when gunmen waving the black flags of ISIL rampaged through the mostly Muslim-populated city of Marawi . Some troops tried to eliminate Maute snipers yesterday as others guarded deserted streets, taken back block-by-block. As helicopters circled the lakeside city where smoke billowed out of some buildings, troops cleared rebel positions amid explosions and automatic gunfire, moving house by house and ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:34

In this May 4, 2017, photo Joanna Smith, of Houston, walks her twin first-graders home from school. "The governing body said Tuesday its Board of Governors had reviewed moves to repeal the " bathroom bill " and replace it with a compromise law".

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:56

She also used her most apocalyptic language yet about Britain's fate if the talks go wrong, nearly mirroring the Project Fear tactics of the Remain campaign during the Brexit referendum. It followed a hard two weeks for Mrs May, after she was accused of making a u-turn over plans to make some elderly people pay more for social care.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:00

Mrs Merkel said Germany's relations with the United States are of "outstanding importance" but it must engage with other key nations going forward. And Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel , also a Social Democrat, said Monday that if the Trump administration "finds pushing through national interests more important than an worldwide order.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:32

Chris Burn: Could wildcard Corbyn follow Trump's triumph?Chris Moncrieff: No room for Tory smugness as polls narrowConservative candidate stuns Batley voters with shooting jokeAfterwards, both sides claimed victory, with Labour saying Mrs May had "floundered" on public services, while the Tories said Mr Corbyn's comments on security were "deeply worrying".

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:02

Stoltenberg said the fact that Trump inaugurated a monument to 9/11 on Thursday and was willing to spend more on USA forces in Europe made up for his verbal omission. Trump came to Brussels direct from a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican , after visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:31

Mr Trump took to Twitter early in the day in the U.S. to attack Germany, a day after Ms Merkel ramped up her doubts about the reliability of Washington as an ally. Spicer went on to say that the two heads of state "get along very well" and that Trump "has a lot of respect" for Merkel. Germany's exasperation was laid bare after the G7 summit which wrapped up on Saturday with the USA refusing so far to sign up to upholding the 2015 Paris climate accord.

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:41

Modi and Merkel had informal meeting on Monday evening followed by dinner. While addressing at the IGC Modi urged Europe to take the lead role with the help of United Nations to fight against terrorism. As per the joint statement issued at the end of IGC, both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to resuming BTIA negotiations at the earliest. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that India has been a reliable partner in many fields including education, research and training.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:52

During a campaign rally , she suggested her country's relationship with the USA had shifted, saying, "The era in which we could fully rely on others is over, to some extent". "The Germans are bad, very bad ", Trump allegedly said, according to German news magazine Der Spiegel , citing sources who were in the room. "Transatlantic ties are of paramount importance to us...

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:09

Dubke was a late addition to Trump's administration, replacing Jason Miller , who served in Trump's presidential campaign. White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Mr Dubke resigned before Mr Trump left for his worldwide trip earlier this month, suggesting that his departure is not linked to any pending shake-ups.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:18

The absence of communications director Michael Dubke might already be impacting the White House because the statements coming out of the press office seem a little off. Allowing Trump to do more of his own talking won't solve the White House's messaging problem. " The White House could use his perspective and long-range vision".

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:52

Chaffetz said last month he wouldn't run for re-election. Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz says he's ready to start a new chapter of his life, but not yet ready to say what that may be. As chair of the oversight committee, Chaffetz has played an active role in the Congressional investigation of President Donald Trump's potential links to Russian Federation.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:58

Macron portrayed the Putin meeting as just a first step in resetting relations with Russian Federation. The Russian leader says they also discussed the situation in Syria. He also said he would remain "vigilant" on the rights of gay and transgender people in Chechnya, and the treatment of non-governmental organizations in Russian Federation.