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by | May 16, 2017 | 14:48

SIEGEL: Well, joining us to talk about Palestinian reaction to today's White House meeting is Daoud Kuttab. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' relief at being invited to the White House is now clouded by concerns he might have to say no to President Donald Trump in their first meeting Wednesday.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:12

South Korea's foreign ministry welcomed the latest UNSC statement as a "swift" and "resolute" response to the North's provocations, saying that it will prepare to discuss countermeasures in the upcoming emergency session of the council. "North Korea does not believe that adopting soft or accommodating positions is the best way of inducing dialogue, but rather sees demonstrations of strength as most likely to eventually produce the negotiated outcomes it wants", Romberg said in an email to VOA.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:11

Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Bill Cassidy, R-La., have introduced their own health care plan, and they have been prominent voices in the debate, but they were excluded from the health care working group. This meant a bill that no longer guarantees protections for those with pre-existing conditions, an age tax for those 50 to 64 to pay up to five times what others pay, a reduction in tax credits for those that need them to purchase health insurance, and 24 million fewer people with ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:13

Iran's reformist ex-president Mohammad Khatami today endorsed President Hassan Rouhani in a video message, calling on voters to give him another term in this week's election. "Iran's political right has been scrambling to field a single candidate that could push back against" Rouhani's coalition of technocrats, pragmatists and reformers, Taleblu said .

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:15

Many feel disheartened, arguing that they have yet to reap the benefits of the 2015 nuclear deal , causing some experts to speculate whether there will be a low voter turnout among Rouhani supporters. State television says Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf dropped out on Monday. There are now between 5 and 6 million Iranians living overseas. "Third, they hope they can win the election".

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:35

The drama unfolded when a senior White House official said that the Western Wall was part of the West Bank and not part of Israel's territory, as Channel 2 reported on Monday. "Israel is certain that the comment contradicts President Trump's policy as expressed in his fierce opposition to the latest UN Security Council resolution", it added, referring to UN Resolution 2334, passed in December just before Trump took office, which rejected Israeli sovereignty in east Jerusalem .

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:52

Saffron was also the colour that most members wore in the House. He added that the fact that lawmakers from the opposition benches were continuously whistling as Governor Ram Naik was addressing the joint session of the House spoke volumes of the disregard they have for parliamentary norms and decorum.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:22

The possible candidates include men and women with experience in law enforcement or national security, and others more associated with politics. He said in an interview on Thursday with NBC News that Comey gave him this assurance during the January dinner at the White House and in two phone conversations.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:00

The third of the "secrets" allegedly imparted to the children by the Madonna, which were written down by Lucia, was kept in a sealed envelope in the Vatican for decades. Pope Francis says he won't try to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to soften his policies on immigration and the environment when they meet this month, but wants instead to find common ground and work for peace.

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:25

The SNP leader said an independent Scotland could join the Euro Free Trade Agreement or the European Economic Area, two organisations which trade freely with the EU but are not full members. The party will mark 10 years in government in Scotland on Tuesday - exactly a week after figures were published showing less than half (49%) of Scotland's 13 and 14-year-olds are performing well in writing.

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:26

The whereabouts of a former U.S. Marine who went missing in Syria while working as a freelance journalist remain unknown, an official said Monday. Trump has previously lambasted the nuclear deal with Iran and supported calls for additional sanctions over the country's ballistic missile program.

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:26

Friedman is greeted at the holy site by Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich, the Western Wall's rabbi. Friedman, who once served as Trump's bankruptcy lawyer, is critical of the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and supports Israel's illegal settlement activities on the occupied territories.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:19

The White House, in a statement, said that North Korea has been "a flagrant menace for far too long". The Trump administration has made North Korea a central focus in recent weeks, calling for new economic sanctions on Pyongyang, holding a special United Nations meeting about the threat it poses, and staging shows of military force in the region.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:20

The Ivorian army, which consists of about 22,000 soldiers, includes many former rebels who were integrated into the armed forces after years of conflict. "We're also ready to fight if we are attacked". Numerous soldiers participated in the 2002 uprising aimed at bolstering support for current President Alassane Ouattara.

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:42

At one stage of a breathless race, Hamilton and Vettel came within centimetres of crashing as they diced for the lead at turn one, with the former forced off the circuit. "The auto is good, the team is in great form", he said. Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said: "Shame for the end result, but we leave Spain knowing that we can count on a vehicle that is solid and very quick".

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:58

Trump has denied any connection to Russian Federation while also questioning the assessment of USA intelligence agencies that the government in Moscow directed a campaign of hacking and disinformation to disrupt the election. Top Cabinet-level officials tried to contain the damage caused by the report , but their efforts were overwhelmed by questions about White House credibility, including discredited statements about the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:04

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has strongly condemned rival North Korea's missile test-launch as a "clear" violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and a "serious challenge" to worldwide peace and security. North Korean state media claimed that Sunday's test verified a homing feature in the missile that allowed it to survive "under the worst re-entry situation" and accurately detonate.

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:51

The "Comprehensive Engagement Policy towards North Korea" was announced in 1998. South Korea's new liberal President Moon Jae-in was sworn in on Wednesday and vowed to immediately tackle the hard tasks of addressing North Korea's advancing nuclear ambitions and soothing tensions with the United States and China.

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:27

Regardless, Trump seems to be considering a sweeping shakeup of his West Wing staff in the wake of the media firestorm that followed his abrupt decision to fire Comey - the man who was overseeing an FBI investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:57

Just such a stockpiled flaw was behind the rapaciousness and rapidity with which the WannaCry ransomware spread. The computing giant says the tool used in this current attack had been developed by the US National Security Agency and was stolen by hackers.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:11

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement that Congress "must be given a full briefing on the extent of the damage President Trump has done in compromising highly classified code-word intelligence to the Russians".

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:26

Reacting to Philippe's appointment Monday by President Emmanuel Macron, Juppe called the new prime minister "a man of great talent" with "all the qualities to handle the hard job". She said: "I will of course discuss this with him, and I will say (we are) open to getting something done together". Germany and France have traditionally been the motor of European integration, but the relationship has become increasingly lopsided in recent years as France struggled economically.

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:23

As these projects - which include bridges, nuclear plants and railways - unfold, Mr. Guterres highlighted the need to work together to uphold global environmental and social standards, and ensuring that rural areas, not just cities, benefit.

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:47

He also said the others who are at large could recruit new Boko Haram members or launch suicide bombings and other acts of terror. Neither the government nor Boko Haram , which has links to the Islamic State group, gave details about the exchange.

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:25

Any residue must be removed it comes in contact with oxygen. "There were no injuries as a result of the mishap". "We took swift action to self-report the incident to the U.S. Aircraft built on the basis of long-haul double-deck wide-body Boeing 747. Boeing, which has caused a firestorm on Capitol Hill over its efforts to sell Iran billions of dollars' worth of planes that many suspect will be used to facilitate terrorism operations, caused more than $4 million in damage to the plane.

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:30

The whole plan has been seen as an attempt to promote Chinese influence globally. "On Saturday, Pakistan and China inked new deals worth almost $500 million, covering airport, sea port and highway construction". Citing examples, the MEA spokeperson said that under the "Act East" policy, India are pursuing the trilateral highway project; under the "neighbourhood first" policy, we are developing multimodal linkages with Myanmar and Bangladesh; under "Go West" strategy, we are engaging with ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:17

The party is locked in a statistical dead heat with the NDP, according to the latest Mainstreet poll, although the polling group forecasts a Liberal majority. Most of the thermal coal exports come from USA mines. "Voters know best. And they reminded us tonight that we are far from ideal", Clark said. "We need to reclaim democracy for the people of British Columbia".

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:24

The Ivorian military chief of staff said on Sunday he had despatched an armoured column to Bouake to restore order. The 8,400 mutineers, majority former rebels who said they were promised bonuses for fighting to bring President Alassane Ouattara to power, received 5m CFA francs (£6,500) each to end the January uprising.

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:03

Haber said officer Roy Oliver "violated several department policies" in shooting 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. Police had originally said Oliver fired at the vehicle because it was backing up "aggressively towards the officer". Both the Dallas County district attorney and the Dallas County sheriff's office are investigating the case. The officer ran out of the house and ordered the vehicle in which Edwards was riding to stop.

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:09

This is the first round of local body elections where some 50,000 contenders vied for the 13,556 positions in various places including Kathmandu Valley that covered almost half of the country. According to the election commission, a 105-year-old man cast his ballot in Gorkha - the epicenter of Nepal's devastating 2015 quake. Madhesis, mostly of Indian-origin, launched a prolonged agitation between September 2015 and February previous year against the implementation of the new Constitution ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:47

If Americans wanted to view photos of last Wednesday's meeting between President Donald Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, they had only one source to turn to: the Russian government. "We want to believe that our allies will prefer to side with us, not with a terrorist organization". The White House meeting comes a week after Trump signed off on a plan vehemently opposed by Turkey, which authorizes directly arming Syrian Kurds in the fight ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:31

At a news conference, the two leaders made it clear that the French-German relationship was crucial to the European Union. " I have never defended [the idea of] Eurobonds or the mutualization of existing debt in the euro zone ", Macron said.

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:36

Ames Grawert, a counsel in the Brennan Center's Justice Program said "Republicans, Democrats, advocates, and law enforcement are increasingly moving away from the exact approach [Mr] Sessions brought back today". A poll last month by the conservative Charles Koch Institute found that 81 percent of Trump voters think criminal justice reform is "very important," and 63 percent said judges should have the freedom to assign forms of punishments other than prison, which is the opposite of what ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:23

Derek wore jersey number two for his career as a short stop with the New York Yankees. He's a World Series champion who played a big part in the Yankees even getting to the championship round in 2009. Houston won three times in the four-game series. "He always looked at playing with the Yankees as an honor to put on the uniform", Torre said. Jeter grew up in Kalmazoo, Michigan, wanting to be a Yankee.

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:47

The pro-life policy had been in place during the entirety of the Bush administration and Obama rescinded it on his first week in office. However, Trump also instructed the Secretary of State to expand the Mexico City Policy. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B Anthony List , which supports politicians who oppose abortion, characterised the policy's expansion as a way of modernising it.