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by | May 15, 2017 | 22:03

The department released newly declassified photographs depicting what it says is a building in the prison complex that has been adapted to support the crematorium. It is just one of many detention facilities where prisoners are being held, Jones said. But Trump hasn't outlined a larger strategy for ending the Arab country's civil war or ushering Syrian President Bashar Assad out of power.

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:31

I have had a great time here with my teammates and it has been a great journey. "All the Chinese people around me are friendly, and I appreciate this opportunity to enjoy life in this country". He has been in impressive form in recent weeks, however, and scored in a 1-1 draw with Guangzhou R&F on Friday as Hebei, coached by former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, moved up to fourth in the Chinese Super League standings.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:30

Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now "under assault and is eroding". The April poll found that 31% of Republican voters supported Comey losing his job, compared to 22% of Democrats. It's not illegal to tape a phone conversation in NY or Washington as long as one of the parties consents.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:11

Ciobo said there are a lot of opportunities for Australian businesses to be involved in China's new initiatives. He also urged financial institutions to contribute 100 billion yuan. He said the world must promote the multilateral trade system, the establishment of free trade regions, and the facilitation of free trade. The Chinese proposal envisages the creation of six economic corridors: Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar, China-Mongolia-Russia, China-Central Asia-West Asia, China-Indochina ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:22

At a checkpoint on the outskirts of Ramallah, dozens of Palestinian youths hurled rocks at Israeli soldiers, who responded with rubber bullets and the foul-smelling riot control spray known as skunk. Earlier on Monday, Ma'an reported that at least six Palestinian fishermen had been detained off the coast of Gaza between Sunday and Monday, including three from al-Shati, although Muhammad Majid Bakr had not been identified as being among them.

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:20

The SDF is a multiethnic group spearheaded by the YPG, an organization Ankara considers the Syrian affiliate of the PKK, a designated terrorist organization in Turkey, the US, and EU. "We do not ever give weapons to the PKK, we never have and never will". Ankara opposes Washington's alliance with Syrian Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:15

A much-criticized visa program that allows foreigners to win fast-track immigration in return for investing $500,000 in USA properties was extended in a bill signed by President Trump just one day before a sister of senior White House adviser Jared Kushner pitched the program to Chinese investors.

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:36

This test saw the missile achieve a height of 1,312 miles and travel almost 500 miles according to North Korea's state-owned news agency, which suggests that the missile may have the range necessary to reach a nearby US military base in Guam, though it could not reach the continental United States.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:05

Japanese officials said Sunday the missile flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan. Tokyo says the flight pattern could indicate a new type of missile. "North Korea has been a flagrant menace for far too long. North Korea's missile launch is a serious threat to Japan and clearly violate against the United Nations resolution".

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:45

But rebels said they still held a small pocket within the neighbourhood of Qaboun, which lies on the northeastern edge of the city, on Saturday. The deal comes after similar evacuations from neighbouring rebel-held Damascus districts and a government advance in Qabun.

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:27

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a suspected coalition air attack killed 23 civilians on Monday in Abu Kamal, a Syrian town held by IS on the border with Iraq. Putin lauded the Kurdish fighters as "one of the most efficient units" against IS and said Russian Federation has "working contacts" with them. The kingdom has always been trying to prevent opposition-held southern Syria from falling to ISIL.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:18

Abdul Wahid said the contents of the crates were labelled as stones and the address of the recipient was found to be false. A seized endangered ploughshare tortoise following a press conference at the Customs Complex in Sepang on Monday. The ploughshare tortoise is one of the rarest land tortoises in the world, while the radiated tortoise, which has been known to live for as long as 188 years, is considered one of the most lovely species of the reptile.

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:11

His delegation is expected to meet key Chinese government officials on the sidelines of the forum to discuss ways to fix their bilateral ties strained over the deployment of a US missile defense system, known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD .in South Korea, the official said.

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:13

It can be recalled that President Duterte expressed his plans on severing ties with the U.S. and pulling closer towards China and Russian Federation. Carlyle Thayer, an analyst at the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia, said the document shows the Philippines abstained from referring to a United Nations-backed ruling on the South China Sea dispute, and that the waters are fast becoming "China's lake".

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:45

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) won 33 percent of the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia's state election on Sunday, official projections showed. The prospects of a CDU-FDP coalition have increased after the hard-left Die Linke failed yesterday to garner the necessary five percent of the vote to enter the state Parliament.

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:32

Narjes Emamgholinejad in the 10-metre air rifle and karate fighter Nasrin Dousti have already claimed two gold medals for the Persian Gulf country. Pakistan team, comprised of Aqeel Khan, Abid Mushtaq and Muzail Murtaza defeated Qatar 3-0 in last group match to finish on top of the group.

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:03

McCabe contradicted Trump this week, telling lawmakers that Comey enjoyed widespread support among the FBI's rank and file, and that the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the election was a "highly significant investigation". The decision is subject to confirmation by the US Senate, where Republicans have a majority. Trump's shift in rationale came a day later when he spoke with NBC's Lester Holt.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:34

The Silk Road initiative, first proposed by Xi in 2013, is also viewed as a counterweight to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a regional trade pact that excludes China. On Sunday, Xi pledged US$124 billion for the new Silk Road which expands links between Asia, Africa, Europe and beyond. But officials have expressed concern Beijing might use "Belt and Road" to promote exports by encouraging its neighbors to adopt China's industrial standards for railways and other goods.

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:45

Lakeland Bank did not respond to WNYC's request for comment, nor has it responded to the multiple posts of the Frelinghuysen story that have appeared in the comments of its Facebook page . "I thought my Congressman put them in a situation, and put me in a really bad situation as the constituent", she told WNYC . She says the pressure she received over her political involvement was one of several reasons she made a decision to leave.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:34

If his plan comes to fruition, the new Silk Road will connect 60 percent of the world's population and 30 percent of the globe's GDP. But it could also serve Beijing's geopolitical ambitions as Washington retreats into "America First" policies.

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:04

An election in Germany's biggest State is always significant, but this year's NRW vote carries higher stakes, being the last regional vote before national polls and having a direct impact on whether the SPD can close the gap nationwide with the CDU.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:34

The one-page letter was signed by Sheri Dillon and William Nelson , tax lawyers at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Washington . Trump's presidency has been overshadowed by allegations of collusion between aides and Russian officials. It's safe to say today's AP report won't make the questions go away. The letter is less clear about whether Trump has borrowed or received any money from Russian sources.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:04

It was one of the first concrete results of trade discussions that began a month ago, when Xi and Trump launched a 100-day action plan on economic cooperation during their meeting at the United States leader's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. "We should build an open platform of cooperation and uphold and grow an open world economy", Xi told the opening of the two-day gathering in Beijing .

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:38

South Korea's military said more information is needed to verify the technical aspects of the missile, but it added that Pyongyang seems to have yet to master missile technology for "atmospheric reentry", a key element in developing an ICBM.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:04

Iranian opposition figure Mehdi Karoubi, under house arrest since 2011, announced his support for President Hassan Rouhani who is seeking a second term in Friday's election. In recent weeks on the campaign trail Rouhani has also taken aim at the country's Revolutionary Guards claiming that the military institution had attempted to scupper a landmark nuclear deal signed by Tehran in late 2015 with the United States, and five other world powers.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:06

He said the China-Pakistan friendship is solid and stressed that it was a national consensus to deepen ties with Beijing and participate in the B&R initiative. The Gobal Times aid, "China has formally invited India to join the project". "India also cited the potential debt burden as one of its other concerns, saying that connectivity initiatives must follow the principles of financial responsibility to avoid projects that would create an unsustainable debt burden for communities".

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:10

What's worse is that even though this specific flaw may have been "patched", hackers may be able to use similar techniques to strike again, said Craig Williams of Cisco Talso, a San Jose, Calif. The NHS has said hospitals have had to cancel some outpatient appointments because of the attack. With a global outbreak of this ransomware, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had instructed the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (ICERT or CERT-In) to gather information about ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:25

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday congratulated South Korea's Moon Jae-In on his presidential election victory, vowing to work with him in the wake of regional tensions. Trump floated the idea that South Korea should pay the USA $1 billion for the THAAD deployment, consistent with his campaign trail pronouncements about South Korea , and other us allies, free-riding on USA defense.

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:11

Tillerson is giving the most detailed description yet of Trump's criteria for making the decision. In an obvious balancing act ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's forthcoming visit to Israel, which is expected to take place within the next couple of months, India will be hosting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who will begin a four-day state visit to India from Sunday, even as New Delhi reiterated its support to the "Palestinian cause".

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:59

Tribe wrote in the Post that "ample reasons existed to worry about this president, and to ponder the extraordinary remedy of impeachment even before the Comey firing". Consider how Trump used the vice president and White House staff to propagate a set of blatant untruths - before giving an interview to NBC's Lester Holt that exposed his true motivation.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:26

The CIA told its agent Kim it had access to radioactive and " nano poisonous " substances whose lethal results would appear only after six to 12 months, the statement said. "The murderous demons of the IS who conspired with the CIA ideologically corrupted and bribed a DPRK citizen surnamed Kim, the then worker of the timber industrial branch in the Khabarovsk Territory of Russian Federation in June 2014, and turned him into a terrorist full of repugnance and revenge", the North's security ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:46

To watch Chuck Todd's exclusive interview with Rex Tillerson, tune in to " Meet the Press " on Sunday. But when host Chuck Todd asked him where he would draw the line for Trump, he said: "I will never compromise my own values, Chuck".

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:16

And a member of the rebel delegation to the talks said on Saturday that the opposition was "recording violations of the deal committed by the regime and its militias". However, the United States is not part of the deal, and the Syrian armed opposition refused to sign it, saying that Iran, which it considers a party in the conflict, should not be a guarantor.

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:53

It is clear that North Korea wants to maximise its political leverage ahead of possible negotiations with the US. South Korea's military, however, said more analysis is needed to verify North Korea's claim that it achieved technical advancement during the test.

by | May 15, 2017 | 20:59

In other general election news, Jeremy Corbyn's party said it would impose a tax on financial transactions to raise billions of pounds for public services. He said: 'Imagine what would happen to the NHS if the Conservatives under Theresa May were to have another five years in power, ' said Mr Corbyn.