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by | June 14, 2017 | 00:23

Guterres recalled that Israel was founded on 14 May 1948 and the world still awaits the advent of an independent Palestinian state. The US-based group cited unlawful killings, forced displacement, abusive detention, unjustified restrictions on movement, and continued settlement expansion, along with accompanying discriminatory policies against Palestinians as among the major Israeli violations.

by | June 14, 2017 | 01:02

Clearing houses are a key part of the financial plumbing that were beefed up after the 2008 financial crisis to manage the risk inherent in some types of financial transactions. "I think what is really going on here is the European Union trying to create a bargaining chip that it can employ to get a more substantial say in the way that London clearing is regulated post-Brexit", he said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 00:29

According to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed with the Secret Service by the Wall Street Journal , the Secret Service says it has no record of transcripts or recordings - "tapes" - having to do with President Donald Trump or the current administration.

by | June 13, 2017 | 23:49

On Twitter the President wrote , "Lynch made law enforcement decisions for political purposes.gave Hillary Clinton a free pass and protection". Meanwhile Democratic lawmaker Diane Feinstein said she wanted to open an investigation into Loretta Lynch's statement, but Mukasey said calling it a matter is just "the tip of the iceberg".

by | June 13, 2017 | 23:46

Former NBA player Charles Smith said at the time that he felt remorse for coming to Pyongyang with Rodman because the event was dwarfed by politics and tainted by Rodman's own comments. "So, Comey's a liar and a coward, because Trump never said 'I hope you let Flynn go, '" Colbert summarized, noting that it's too bad nobody told that to Donald Trump Jr., who went on Fox News and "completely contradicted everything Donald Trump just said".

by | June 14, 2017 | 00:18

Addressing the Parliamentary Labour Party for the first time since he defied expectations in the election, Mr Corbyn instructed MPs to remain on a general election footing. While Britons voted by 52 to 48 percent for Brexit in last year's referendum, Scots strongly backed staying in the bloc and Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister in Scotland's devolved assembly, said a so-called Hard Brexit was "dead in the water".

by | June 14, 2017 | 00:32

By early evening, sources inside the meeting said only four MPs had so far spoken in favour of Dr Finkel's key recommendation while about 20, including Tony Abbott and junior minister Angus Taylor, were against, and four more unclear. However, perhaps the most impactive recommendation for energy storage would be the call for Energy Security Obligations for new large-scale renewables projects.

by | June 14, 2017 | 00:02

Most of the deaths were caused by falling trees during the cyclone. Briefing the media at his office, the minister said a child was reported missing during the storm. Cyclone Mora has developed into a severe cyclonic storm, making Bangladesh authorities to upgrade danger signal to 10 for two maritime ports in the country.

by | June 13, 2017 | 23:59

Last night, a longtime friend of President Trump, Christopher Ruddy, said the president is considering firing Mueller . She asked about news reports suggesting that President Donald Trump was already thinking about "terminating" Robert Mueller from his position as special counsel.

by | June 13, 2017 | 23:28

Motsoeneng has been dismissed from the SABC", said Kweyama. This after he was found guilty in an internal disciplinary hearing , of bringing the SABC into disrepute and causing irreparable damage to his employer. Motsoeneng has suffered one court defeat after another. Bird, asked about money and Motsoeneng (besides his personal legal fees, he also inflated his salary to the tune of millions), said he suspected there would be a "a range of investigations that need to take place into his ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 00:03

Trump ignored a question on how he could accuse Comey of lying on one hand, and being truthful on the other. "We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make (Sessions') continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic, " Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday.

by | June 14, 2017 | 00:31

Over the decades since the peninsula was divided, dozens of North Korean soldiers have fled to the South through the zone which extends for two km either side of the actual border. "It was confirmed that (the craft) took photos of the THAAD site in Seongju", the official said, as reported by South Korea's state-run Yonhap News Agency .

by | June 13, 2017 | 23:36

The former home secretary's assertions, which included that a deal would threaten the Northern Ireland peace process, were slapped down on Twitter by Labour MP for Don Valley Caroline Flint, who pointed out the hypocrisy. The Good Friday accords led to a power-sharing arrangement between nationalist, largely Catholic parties who want to join Ireland and the pro-British Protestant community.

by | June 13, 2017 | 23:55

Monday's visit offered Putin and Macron a chance to reset a relationship that got off on a less-than-ideal foot during Macron's presidential campaign. Macron said he was firm on other issues, too. President Putin cancelled a visit to Paris in October after President Hollande said Russian Federation could face war crimes over its actions in Syria.

by | June 14, 2017 | 00:32

The drone, mounted with a camera, was found last week in a forest near the border with North Korea. The threats were made in the state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun, suggesting that although North Korea is more than 10,000 kilometers away from NY, "this is just not a long distance for its strike today".

by | June 14, 2017 | 00:31

What about Conservative Party members? Ms May would be forced to resign if she then failed to win a majority in that vote. Senior members in Theresa May's government are moving to support her leadership despite doubts about whether she will remain in power following a disastrous election result .

by | June 14, 2017 | 00:34

Saudi Arabia has also accused Qatar of backing Iranian-allied rebels in Yemen, known as Houthis. Iran has urged Qatar and neighbouring Gulf countries to engage in dialogue to resolve their dispute. Macron's office says that the French leader called for a de-escalation of tensions, and stressed the importance of regional stability and joining forces to fight terrorism.

by | June 13, 2017 | 23:01

The verdict spared recession-ravaged Brazil its second leadership crisis in 14 months, following the impeachment of leftist president Dilma Rousseff a year ago and her replacement by her then-vice president Temer. "Now is the time for the rescue", said Judge Luiz Fux, voting to remove Temer. Judge Herman Benjamin, the rapporteur for the case, had said earlier in the day that sufficient evidence existed to invalidate the electoral outcome, presenting e-mails, testimony, bank records and ...

by | June 13, 2017 | 22:44

Sessions stepped aside in March from the federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice previous year with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Trump sacked Comey in early May. Over the weekend, Sessions requested that he be allowed to appear before the Intelligence Committee instead .

by | June 13, 2017 | 23:27

Seoul says a suspected North Korean drone found near the Korean border last week was found to have taken photos of a US missile defense shield in the South. In 2014, several drone suspected to belong to North Korea, were discovered by authorities on the south side of the border between North and South Korea.

by | June 14, 2017 | 00:05

Trump accused Comey of lying under oath, after Comey said the president had sought him out and pressured him in various ways to drop the investigation into the Trump team's ties to Russian Federation. Former FBI Director James Comey's testimony raked in 19.5 million viewers on average during his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday, according to Nielsen data- topping viewership for Game 3 of the National Basketball Association finals the night before.

by | June 13, 2017 | 23:30

The North maintains it's under threat from the United States and its allies. North Korea is believed to possess 300 drones of at least seven different types, according to Joseph S. The soldier, who has not been publicly identified, approached a South Korean border guard post and expressed a wish to defect, the ministry said in a statement .

by | June 14, 2017 | 00:20

Other Defra ministers are expected to be appointed by the end of the week and the United Kingdom faces having another recycling minister less than 12 months after Therese Coffey was appointed to the position - although there is a small possibility she could return to the same job.

by | June 13, 2017 | 23:33

The airline's ambitious growth plan could be stunted amid an unfolding diplomatic spat over Qatar's alleged support of extremism. As the Qatari crisis unfolded, Erdogan nearly immediately announced " full support " for Doha , stating that " we don't find sanctions against Qatar right ".

by | June 13, 2017 | 23:03

During Sunday night's World Cup qualifier game between the United States and Mexico in Mexico City, local soccer fans booed and jeered as the us national anthem played before the game started. Will Arena will use a five-man backline with three central defenders again? U.S. coach Bruce Arena made seven changes from the side that beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in Colorado on Thursday but it was his regular captain Bradley who put them ahead after just six minutes.

by | June 13, 2017 | 23:47

South Korean Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the suspected North Korean drone found near the Korean border was found to have taken photos of a us missile defense shield in the South. The drone is now suspected to belong to North Korea. A suspected North Korean drone had photographed a USA missile defense shield in South Korea before it crashed near the border where it was found last week, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

by | June 13, 2017 | 23:14

Comedian Kathy Griffin , alongside her attorney Lisa Bloom , said President Trump and his family are trying to "ruin" her and their bullying caused her to lose multiple jobs during a press conference Friday in Los Angeles. Speaking on Friday, Griffin insisted it was a parody meant to address Mr Trump's remark a year ago that former Fox News presenter Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of wherever".

by | June 13, 2017 | 23:18

However, the prospect of a deal between the two parties has caused disquiet, with the DUP's anti-abortion and gay rights stance in the crosshair. The prime minister will host Northern Ireland's first minister Arlene Foster to thrash out the terms of the DUP's backing for her minority government.

by | June 13, 2017 | 22:07

The Washington Post reported that Sessions twice met with the Russian ambassador past year, around the same time that USA intelligence agencies were looking into Moscow's interference in the presidential election. "I want to be in the room to see the body language and feel the tone of his responses, especially in view of his prior testimony to the Judiciary Committee, " Blumenthal said in an interview.

by | June 13, 2017 | 22:31

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican Congressional leadership at the White House in Washington , June 6, 2017. At a congressional hearing session on Thursday, Comey accused Trump of trying to block a probe into ties between former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Federation.

by | June 13, 2017 | 22:57

Before entering politics, Trump praised one of Rodman's 2013 trips to North Korea in an interview with Fox News. Rodman backed Trump's presidential campaign and twice appeared on his " Celebrity Apprentice " TV show. Rodman returned the following year and organized a game between formerly professional American basketball players and North Korean players in order to celebrate Jong-Un's 30th birthday .

by | June 13, 2017 | 23:35

The court also questioned parameters used to ascertain Dutt's "good conduct" in prison, given that he was frequently out on parole. An activist, Pradeep Bhalekar , who filed a petition questioning the grounds of which Dutt was released, made a point that there were around 400 convicts who were given a good conduct sheet, but none of them were granted an early release.

by | June 13, 2017 | 22:55

He also urged Trump to produce any tapes of his conversations with Comey. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., also a member of that committee, agreed the panel needed to hear any tapes that exist. Comey said he wrote memos on his meetings with the Trump because of "the nature of the person" he was talking to. During his testimony, Comey stated FBI officials "were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make [Sessions'] continued engagement in a Russia-related ...

by | June 13, 2017 | 22:10

Erdogan's comments marked the strongest intervention yet by a powerful regional ally of Doha eight days after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and imposed stringent economic sanctions on it.

by | June 13, 2017 | 22:04

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn countered with a bit of previously unforeseen swagger, wearing a huge red rose - his party's symbol - in his lapel as he sparred with May. But Ruth Davidson, the pro-EU leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, called on May to "reopen" the government's Brexit plans. UK Prime Minister Theresa May , clinging on in Downing Street, will appeal for the support of her members of parliament (MPs) Monday, after losing the Conservatives a cherished government majority in ...