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by | May 14, 2017 | 22:56

Macron will officially take power on Sunday following an inauguration ceremony with his pred. Around 1,500 policemen were deployed near the presidential palace and the Champs Elysees avenue. During his inauguration speech, Macron said, "we will take all our responsibilities to provide, every time it's needed, a relevant response to big contemporary crises".

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:37

Ahmad al-Masalmeh, who is based in the southern province of Daraa that borders Jordan, said there were six breaches in the province when government forces shelled opposition-held areas. " We'll look at the proposal, see if it can work ", said Mattis, who will attend a meeting of the anti-ISIS coalition in Copenhagen , and also travel to Lithuania and to a conference in London this week.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:32

He resigned last August to pursue his presidential bid. President-elect Macron, 39, was previously economy minister in Hollande's cabinet. However, Hollande gripped Macron's arm before the two men walked side by side and then announced the transfer of power would take place on Sunday, one week after the election.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:02

China's decision to scale up financial support for the Belt and Road , after billions of USA dollars of investment over the past three years, underscored the country's resolution to push forward the initiative. India s worries over a 3,000 km long project connecting Pakistan's deep-water port Gwadar and China s Xinjiang stem from the fact Gwadar, which was taken over by the Chinese, will become a future naval base.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:45

His tweet comes after a week of multiple contradictions by his top aides and advisers, including Vice President Mike Pence, who tried to explain how and why the President chose to sack Comey. "It's one of the few issues that unites people of diverse perspective". Comey hasn't made similar comments publicly. It was simply the right decision.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:06

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum is displayed on a big screen near a decoration depicting Chinese Admiral Zheng He who commanded expeditionary voyages across Asia and East Africa in. The embassy and US companies will set up an American Belt and Road Working Group to engage with the initiative, he said. Balding said the USA was "frustrated" that North Korea was also invited to the summit.

by | May 14, 2017 | 21:50

Still, opposition activists in southern, central and northern Syria told The Associated Press on Saturday that the situation was more clam Saturday than previous days, with little shelling and airstrikes reported . A previous cease-fire agreement that went into effect on December 30 helped reduce overall violence in Syria for several weeks but eventually collapsed.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:49

The U.S. and other countries have long maintained their diplomatic posts in Tel Aviv, and such a move to Jerusalem would likely draw global condemnation. The resolution, tabled by Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco, Oman, and Sudan, was passed 22-10 with 23 abstentions. "For the first time at UNESCO more countries opposed and abstained than supported, and that is of course important".

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:55

Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey, who was leading the agency's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump presidential campaign. Trump also disputed the allegations on TV by saying he did not ask Comey to pledge loyalty and only wants him to be honest. Before he moved into the White House, President Trump often taped phone conversations inside his Manhattan office, it was reported Saturday.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:14

In a statement, the North said: "The US raises its voice before the member states, claiming that many countries are not fully engaged in implementation of the "sanction resolutions" against the DPRK and even intimidating others into the implementation, openly threatening that member nations would be faced with "strong measures of sanction" if they do not implement or show less interest in fulfilling their obligation to implement the "sanction resolutions".

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:27

The messages were directed at members of his once-powerful Socialist Party, which is now on the verge of a collapse. He noted his accomplishments in getting the Paris Agreement on climate change, legalising gay marriage and doing "everything possible to ensure that Greece stays in Europe".

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:11

It impacted "so close to Russian soil ... the president can not imagine that Russia is pleased", the White House said. "Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea", the White House said in a brief statement Sunday, adding the country "has been a flagrant menace for far too long".

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:46

North Korea "has been a flagrant menace for far too long", it added. South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) presides over a National Security Council meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on May 14, 2017. Kishida says: "We need to keep studying what could be the most effective while monitoring how North Korea would respond". China, which has been under growing USA pressure to help rein in the nuclear-armed North, called for restraint.

by | May 14, 2017 | 21:41

The president has otherwise stayed out of the public eye since Tuesday, when he sent shockwaves around the world by removing the head of the agency that is investigating Trump's links to the Kremlin. "It's not surprising or abnormal that I would not have known about the investigation, or more importantly the content of that investigation", Clapper said.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:53

Either way, though, the spin was set: Trump simply accepted the DOJ's recommendation. He said he could not defend "the Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the almost universal judgment that he was mistaken".

by | May 14, 2017 | 21:51

He said he could not defend "the Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the almost universal judgment that he was mistaken". "But he's given sworn testimony that there is an ongoing investigation into the trump campaign and possible collusion with the Russian government", Holt said, referring to Comey's testimony in March before the House Intelligence Committee.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:05

We know this is no small task, it is a challenge on a historic scale. Another analyst, Prof. Michael Thrasher, told Sky News: "Ukip received one in eight votes cast at the 2015 general election, and, therefore, those votes are absolutely critical in a month's time at the general election".

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:09

Spicer concocted a wholly baseless allegation that Yates was a political opponent of Trump, someone who was acting as a political operative, not as a 27-year veteran of the Justice Department. The White House disputed that account. He asserted that after an investigation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and a recommendation from Attorney General Jeff Sessions Trump chose to follow the recommendation and fire the director.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:52

Xi also undertook to build a "road of peace" as he emphasized the need to respect the sovereignty and national interests of each and every state. "Spanning thousands of miles and years, the ancient silk routes embody the spirit of peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit", Xi told an audience of more than 1,500 that have gathered in Beijing from around the world, reported Xinhua.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:52

Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said he and his South Korean counterpart agreed "dialogue for dialogue's sake with North Korea is meaningless". "The Russian missile early warning systems detected at about 23:30 Moscow time on May 13 the launch of a ballistic missile from the territory of North Korea".

by | May 14, 2017 | 21:35

Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said he and his South Korean counterpart agreed "dialogue for dialogue's sake with North Korea is meaningless". Moon, unlike his conservative predecessors, advocates reconciliation with Pyongyang but warned Sunday that dialogue would be possible "only if the North changes its attitude".

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:24

In a major departure from the longtime USA policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Trump said in February that he was open to either a one-state or two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The status of Jerusalem remains one of the core issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The president did not address - at least in the public portion of the meeting - a demand by Netanyahu that Abbas stop Palestinian Authority payments to families of terrorists killed or jailed by ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:05

President Donald Trump waves to military mothers as he departs after speaking at the White House. As for the firm's presence in Russian Federation, a firm spokesperson said that no lawyers from Morgan Lewis have handling any business dealings for Mr.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:59

On Friday, Cornyn, the majority whip, dismissed as "fake news" reports that the Senate plans to start from scratch. Asked if she could support the House version, Collins says: "The House bill is not going to come before us". Gov. John Kasich of OH questioned what would happen to the mentally ill, drug addicts and people with chronic illnesses under the changes proposed for Medicaid.

by | May 14, 2017 | 21:12

Meanwhile, BJP legislator from Rajouri Garden Manjinder Singh Sirsa said: "The EC today informed in detail about the security features of the EVMs and asserted that they can not be tampered with at all". "Why doesn't the EC open up this challenge for global hackers, media and election commissioners of foreign democracies to witness", Poonawalla said during a press briefing here.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:44

Salmonella and bird flu are also widespread problems in China , although the germs that cause them should be killed if poultry is properly cooked. Hailing the 10-point agreement, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said: "This is more than has been done in the whole history of US- China relations on trade ".

by | May 14, 2017 | 21:41

Shen Dingli, a professor of worldwide relations at Fudan University in Shanghai, says North Korea conducted the test to show its "determination to develop nuclear weapons and missiles remains unchanged". 'Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea, ' the statement concluded. Writing on his organization's blog, Wright pointed out that the Japan's Ministry of Defense had the latest launch reaching an altitude of 2,000 ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:16

It impacted "so close to Russian soil. the president can not imagine that Russia is pleased", the White House said. Moon won Tuesday's election on a platform of a moderate approach to North Korea and has said he would be willing to go to Pyongyang under the right circumstances, arguing dialogue must be used in parallel with sanctions to resolve its neighbour's defiance of the global community.

by | May 14, 2017 | 21:33

Cornyn was one of several candidates interviewed on Friday at the Department of Justice. The FBI Agents Association on Saturday endorsed retired U.S. If nominated and confirmed, she would be the first woman to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "We can make a fast decision", President Trump said.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:33

During an interview on Sunday on " State of the Union ", CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer if he supported the idea, floated by Senate Intelligence Committee vice chairman Mark Warner. Republicans control both chambers of the U.S. Congress. "I believe that we should not actually vote on an FBI Director replacement until there is a special prosecutor", Gillibrand said.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:16

Earlier, the White House condemned the launch in a statement, saying that US President Donald Trump "cannot imagine that Russian Federation is pleased", considering that the rocket landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeated the protest in comments to reporters. The North attempted but failed to test-launch ballistic missiles four consecutive times in the past two months but has conducted a variety of missile testing since the beginning of previous ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:07

Statements from both the White House and the Kremlin suggested the two leaders had a productive conversation that included North Korea and fighting Islamist militants throughout the Middle East. To that end, the Russian Foreign Minister and the U.S. Secretary of State should promptly brief the countries' leaders on any progress achieved. The White House's statement did not reveal who would attend the talks on behalf of the US, but previously, the USA ambassador to Kazakhstan, George ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:15

Trump for admitting that universal health care is the better way to go". "Maybe when we get to the Senate we should start off with looking at the Australian healthcare system", Mr Sanders said in an interview on MSNBC. Businessman-turned-politician Trump, within hours of taking the oath of office on January 20, fulfilled one of his most impassioned promises he had made during his presidential campaign and signed an executive order to "ease the burden of Obamacare", which covers some 20 ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 21:01

South Korea needs to show the North that even though talks are possible, it will only be possible if North Korea changes its attitude, the President told staff. South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) presides over a National Security Council meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on May 14, 2017. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping discussed the Korean situation on the sidelines of the meeting and "both parties expressed their concern over the escalation of tensions", ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 20:58

Stronger China-South Korea relations serve the common interests of both peoples, and are conducive to regional peace, stability and development, Xi said . Trump administration officials may worry about Moon's softer approach to North Korea , but they also likely know he won't push for any radical policies on the North or any other issues that would hurt the decades-long alliance.