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by | May 31, 2017 | 14:28

The agreement concluded that the Palestinian National Authority would finance the second monthly visit of the prisoners' families. Support for the prisoners is an emotional consensus issue; hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been jailed by Israel at one time or another since 1967.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:49

Mr Corbyn's most uncomfortable moments during questions from the audience came when it was claimed he had "openly supported the IRA in the past" by attending a commemoration for IRA members killed by the SAS. Mr Corbyn responded: "It does sound correct, and the importance of restoring Sure Start is that this Conservative Government has actually cut a lot of Sure Start centres and closed a lot of them down and has damaged the chances of a lot of children".

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:08

He made the comments during a Monday press conference with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin . "Our two countries will cooperate on Syria, this is essential", Macron said. " Any use of chemical weapons would result in reprisals and an immediate riposte, at least where France is concerned", Macron said, standing next to Putin in the Versailles palace outside of Paris.

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:22

He focused heavily on leaks - both those coming out of the White House and an intelligence leak blamed on Americans about the deadly bombing at a concert in Britain. Now Trump's son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner , is facing scrutiny. Lewandowski's return would be notable, given the fact that he was sacked by Trump after clashing with staff and Trump's adult children.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:36

Donald Trump has said he will decide whether to pull out of a key climate change deal in the next week, having apparently shrugged off pressure from U.S. Last week, 22 Republican senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, sent a letter to Trump urging him to exit the Paris accord. One group came up with a worst case scenario showing every other country but the United States lowering their emissions.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:59

The girl moved to the ledge to watch, then sat down, facing away from the sea lion in the water. The dramatic video was captured by university student Michael Fujiwara , who uploaded the footage to YouTube. "They're not trained to be next to people", he said . Onlookers screamed in terror as the animal leapt from the water to grab the girl by her summer dress before pulling her in.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:28

Leaders of the world's seven wealthiest democracies have failed in a concerted effort to persuade President Donald Trump to endorse the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate. Reportedly speaking to the head of the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S., he said the country would drop its commitment to the Paris Agreement, which was signed in 2015 under Barack Obama .

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:28

That decision comes amid growing evidence that 22-year-old Salman Abedi , the suspect who detonated an explosive at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester , killing himself and more than 20 others, was likely part of a larger terror network.

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:12

The US has said it is willing to enter into talks with North Korea , but only if it halts its missile and nuclear tests. "Since our new government took office, North Korea has been frequently and repeatedly conducting provocation in such manner".

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:58

Challenged by one man who said he liked the Labour manifesto but did not see Mr Corbyn as "someone who could run this country", the Labour leader said he saw himself as a listening politician. Mr Corbyn confirmed that benefits would not be frozen under a Labour govnerment, saying that they would "of course" be uprated. She claimed Mr Corbyn had "lurched chaotically from half-baked plan to half-baked plan" since the Brexit vote, adopting seven different approaches to European Union ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:14

The prime minister says the Pope appeared to be open to it, noting that his entire life has been dedicated to supporting marginalized people in the world. After the closed-door meeting, Trudeau introduced his wife, Sophie Gregoire, and his delegation to the pope before exchanging gifts with him. For his part, Trudeau gifted Francis a copy of "Relations de Jesuits du Canada", a rare 6-volume edition that documents the Jesuits' reports on Canadian territory, and a Jesuit vocabulary in a ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:34

Schiff said on "This Week" that the government needed to "get to the bottom" of the matter and urged a review of Kushner's security clearance "to find out whether he was truthful". However, the eve of his return brought the biggest story to date: A Washington Post report about Kushner's alleged proposal to the Russians to create a secret channel out of the reach of U.S.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:55

As the leaders of seven wealthy democracies gathered for hard talks on trade and climate change, Germany's Der Spiegel reported that Trump had told European Union leaders the day before that the Germans were "bad, very bad" when it came to trade.

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:00

So much so that he is now rated as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. De Gea , 26, agreed to move to the Bernabeu in 2015 but his move collapsed on deadline day after Madrid failed to submit the necessary paperwork on time. It prompted more talk of a move to La Liga, and a return to the city where he grew up. United have drawn up a list of alternatives should De Gea change his stance, including Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak and Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:44

Wheeler urged organizers to cancel a " Trump Free Speech Rally " at a downtown park in Portland next weekend, saying they are inappropriate and could be unsafe because he fears they will attract right-wing protesters. "You're talking about hundreds of people showing up in the park with no leadership, no voice of reason", he said in a Facebook post. Christian is facing multiple charges for the alleged stabbing, including murder, and investigators are reportedly looking into his extremist ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:40

He then served as Ethiopia's foreign minister for four years. The voting may continue for several rounds, with a victor expected late on Tuesday. Tedros beat Britain's David Nabarro and Pakistan's Sania Nishtar after three successive rounds of voting.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:27

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that reports that Jared Kushner asked Russian Federation about setting up a secret line of communication with Moscow were based on "facts that are not substantiated", but he did not explicitly deny the allegations.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:10

The governing centre-right party's new leader will be in place by the end of 2 June, Kenny said. "I hope now Leo goes on to win this Fine Gael contest and help lead our country after the enormous progress of this Government over the past six years".

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:48

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been embarrassingly caught short just days before the British election. According to a large proportion of expats, snap elections may strengthen British politicians who are seeking to push for a hard Brexit .

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:13

The authorities are helping people to evacuate their houses and move to the relief camps made for the cyclone victims. The airports of Chittagong and Cox's Bazar have also been closed; Cox's Bazar indefinitely and Chittagong's Shah Amanat International Airport until at least 2 p.m.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:27

He added: "I think if you are to lead, you have to be prepared to listen as well, and I enjoy that". However, due to Labour's proposed tax rises, the FTSE 100 may not fare as well, and if it looks like Corbyn and Labour really are in contention to make it to Number 10 then we would expect to see some market jitters, although this could be concentrated mostly in the United Kingdom stock market, and not the sterling market.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:10

Trump did not come out directly and defend Kushner , but decried what he called the "fake news media" in a series of tweets earlier Sunday. Another White House member, Homeland Security Secretary John F. WASHINGTON-What did the president know about Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner's alleged attempt to set up a backchannel with Russian Federation and when did he know it? "Any information flow into the government and then considered by the government, I won't criticise ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:29

Trump aides traveling with the president in Europe have refused to address the contents of Kushner's December meeting with the Russian diplomat. They're often officials within the White House or some other part of government who aren't permitted to speak on the record and could face consequences for doing so, but feel the need to share information with the public via the press.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:17

Turkey has summoned the United States ambassador to protest "aggressive" action against Turkish bodyguards in Washington, DC . "Two police tried to save me, still they were attacking me", one of the protesters, 31-year-old Mehmet Tankan, told The Washington Times shortly after the attack.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:22

He unleashed a flurry of tweets, lashing out at what he called the "fake news" media. Frustrated with what he views as his team's inability to push back against the drumbeat of new revelations, Trump is seeking expanded teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:12

According to the latest reports, 100 people have been reported dead while more than 99 are still missing. The floods which were caused due to heavy rainfall, rendered over 2,900 people homeless, the Disaster Management Centre said. "Sri Lankan meteorology officials said Thursday's rains are the worst since 2003", the wire service says. ON Saturdaym, in a message, he said, " India condoles the loss of lives and property in Sri Lanka due to flooding and landslides".

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:53

A unification ministry spokesman in Seoul said Wednesday that the lines haven't technically been cut, but North Korean officials have not responded to near daily calls from their counterparts in the South. China for its part has been infuriated by the USA deployment of an advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) anti-missile system in South Korea, saying it was a threat to its security and would do nothing to ease tension with Pyongyang.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:42

British police are ratcheting down on the release of information as officials decried the extent of details being leaked as they investigate a deadly concert bombing. The arrests take the total number of men in custody to eight after a series of raids across Manchester, Wigan and Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Investigators are now working to determine if suspected bomber, Salman Abedi , was part of a much wider terror network .

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:06

The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency said the interceptor, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, " destroyed the target in a direct collision " over the Pacific Ocean. The most recent test was in 2014. The MDA says they dispute that characterization. North Korea has vowed to develop an ICBM capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and striking the US mainland.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:11

It comes after a standoff in the rental vehicle area of the airport, where the suspect communicated with crisis negotiators for two hours Tuesday. Some flights were delayed during the almost three-hour standoff. Orlando police later tweeted that entrances were open but congested. Police on scene, area contained. The terrifying situation created confusion and uncertainty as video and photos posted online showed police with their weapons drawn.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:03

The successful test represented a "critical milestone" for the Pentagon's defensive missile system, said Navy Vice Adm. Jim Syring , director of the Defense Missile Agency. During the test, an ICBM-class target was launched from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands . Over the Pacific Ocean, the missile intercepted and destroyed a target vehicle created to mimic the characteristics of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:06

The White House refused to confirm reports senior adviser to the president Jared Kushner asked Russian officials to set up an off-the-record communications channel Tuesday. Adam Schiff said. A major shakeup could be coming to the White House in the not-too-distant future . That follows a recent report from The Washington Post alleging that Kushner wanted to develop a secure, private line with Russian Federation.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:45

Libya's Ansar Al-Sharia is the suspect numero uno by the United States for the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi in 2012, when the USA ambassador and three other Americans were killed. Haftar earlier this month launched an offensive to oust militant fighters from their two remaining strongholds in Benghazi. The group at its prime was present in Benghazi and Derna, eastern Libya, with offshoots in Sirte and Sabratha, western Libya.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:38

A video emerged Thursday of Erdogan watching members of his security detail violently clash with protesters in D.C. Edward Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee , urged in a letter US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to address the issue with Ankara.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:51

President Donald Trump's popularity among Israeli Jews has fallen 23 percent since January, an alarming statistic as he prepares to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders next week in a bid to revive a peace process frozen since 2014. The Israelis point out that during that time neither east Jerusalem nor the West Bank was annexed by Jordan or any other sovereign entity. Both Israel and the Palestinians consider Jerusalem to be their capital.