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by | May 16, 2017 | 22:56

The Kremlin dismissed the reports as "complete nonsense". Trump is due to meet with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia on Friday with other U.S. Arab allies. The CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have declined to comment. "If that partner learned we'd given this to Russian Federation without their knowledge or asking first, that is a blow to that relationship", the USA official said.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:19

Residents slept in a gym overnight as a police cordon was put in place. The discovery has led to widespread disruption on the Midland motorway network and rail services near the site had been halted. "This has meant that a number of businesses and houses in the area have been evacuated as a precaution and the A38 Aston Expressway has been closed in both directions".

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:05

The clause, which forms Article 1, Section 9 of the USA constitution, prohibits government officials from accepting payments or gifts from foreign governments. "The rules and the lines are being pushed so far and this seemed to be so clear to me". The Trump Organization rents the space for the Trump International Hotel from the General Services Administration.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:44

U.S. officials have told Reuters they have always been concerned about disclosing highly classified intelligence to Trump. National security adviser HR McMaster told reporters in Washington that "no sources and methods were disclosed" in the meeting, but Mr Miller maintains his report does not say the President disclosed sources or methods - only that a specific plot was discussed.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:27

Kayonga said the belt and road initiative the vision of Africa's Agenda 2063, which aims to integrate the continent and to develop sustainable economies. Dozens of "Belt and Road" projects including railways and power plants have been launched since Xi unveiled the initiative in 2013. Xi said China's Belt and Road plan would be open to all.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:25

North Korea has carried out a number of missile launches and nuclear tests in recent months, all of which are considered to be in violation with the UN Security Council resolution. North Korea is not thought to be able yet to make a nuclear warhead small enough to mount on a long-range missile, though some outside analysts think it can arm shorter-range missiles with warheads.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:11

McMaster said Monday, "At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed, and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly". Getting insight into that matter will be hard, though, as the White House has denied the incident happened at all, at least as reported. Eliot Cohen, a former counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice under President George W.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:28

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, in Washougal to tour a restoration and flood control project at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, said he's been advised of the emergency and confirmed that there are no reports of injuries at Hanford.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:37

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, and National Immigration Law Center brought the challenge on behalf of HIAS, the International Refugee Assistance Project, the Middle East Studies Association, and individuals affected by the ban.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:37

On the planned increase in corporation tax , Helen Miller, an associate director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), said, "A rate of 26% would, just, leave the United Kingdom with the lowest headline corporation tax rate in the G7".

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:51

Ann Watt, Head of the Electoral Commission in Northern Ireland, said: "There is now less than one week left to register to vote for the upcoming United Kingdom general election". Alternatively proxy voting allows you to nominate someone else to cast your vote for you by attending the polling station in your place. The deadline for new applications or changes to existing postal ballots is 5pm on Tuesday, May 23.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:48

TCW Group Inc. now owns 114,907 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $1,040,000 after buying an additional 402 shares during the last quarter. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of $456.6M, according to the sentiments of 21 analysts. The office supply retailer's operating income rate fell 66 basis points to 5.2% compared to the first quarter previous year, reflecting investments in its sales force and supply chain.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:02

For those out of the loop, here's a refresher on what Cinco de Mayo is all about. For starters, it is not, as some revelers think, Mexico's equivalent of our Fourth of July. In symbolizing the country's ability to defend itself from a foreign threat, however, it did stoke national pride. The fifth of May has become an important holiday that celebrates Mexican-Americans in the United States.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:59

Now, 18 Penn State University students affiliated with the Beta Theta Pi fraternity have been charged, including 19-year-old Daniel Casey, of Ronkonkoma. " Beta Theta Pi International Fraternity has clearly and consistently expressed its position that it does not tolerate hazing or alcohol abuse in any form by its members", the statement read.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:37

And I want to support you in being the Palestinian leader who signs his name to the final and most important peace agreement that brings safety, stability, and prosperity to both peoples and to the region. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is rooted in a dispute over land claimed by Jews and Palestinians, who seek self- determination. Netanyahu asked in a speech this week.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:03

There's still a chance the final count could deliver another majority government to Christy Clark's Liberals, but it appears likely B.C. will be governed by the first minority in 65 years, putting the Greens in the powerful position of king-maker.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:05

This is a cleric called Ebrahim Raisi. President Rouhani, they charge, has been naïve and irresponsible and betrayed the security of the nation with an agreement which was going to fail. If nobody wins more than 50 percent of the votes in the first round on May 19, there will be a run-off a week later. There are already warning signs on the horizon for Rouhani.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:05

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will consider new sanctions on North Korea based on the regime's actions. While human rights concerns hampered former President Barack Obama's engagement with Southeast Asia, Tillerson signaled a shifting approach Wednesday, saying that the USA can't always afford to condition its foreign relationships on other governments sharing American values.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:00

The Turnbull Government is starting afresh from Tony Abbott's horror 2014 budget, vowing to make the "right choices" for Australia. $216.6 million over four years cut from funding for aged care - a cut of around $1670 per resident per year.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:50

The department has already identified more than 60,000 such persons, based on data analytics. While launching the Clean Money website, Jaitley said the government's demonetisation move on 8 November 2016 has accelerated the move towards a digital economy, the number of income tax assessee has gone up and tax revenue too is rising.

by | May 16, 2017 | 21:53

Voter turnout in Sunday's elections in North Rhine-Westphalia was markedly higher than five years ago, amounting to 65.2%. Germany's liberal FDP party which dropped sharply after being the junior coalition partner in Merkel's second term, continued its comeback with 12% of the vote in the state and giving a potential coalition of CDU and FDP a small majority in the state assembly.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:34

The Western Wall - also known as the Kotel - is the last remnant of the ancient Jewish Second Temple, and the closest that Jews can get to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. During the presidential campaign, Trump told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that the U.S. The official allegedly went on to say: "This is not your territory but rather part of the West Bank".

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:05

Turkish officials have insisted that the only acceptable option for the USA -led global coalition is to partner with Turkey's own forces. Erdogan blames Gulen supporters for a failed coup attempt last July and has conducted a large-scale crackdown on them, drawing criticism from Washington .

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:29

Palestinians were disappointed when Trump failed to mention a two-state solution with Abbas at the White House on May 3. The CNN story was published just as Israel's Channel 2 reported that a senior administration official rejected Netanyahu's request to accompany Trump when he visits the Western Wall.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:06

France's two conventional parties - the conservative Republicans and the left-wing Socialists - both failed to reach the presidential runoff vote in which Macron defeated the far-right's Marine Le Pen . The removal of the political risk investors had associated with Le Pen - who had promised to take France out of the euro - prompted investors to refocus on economic fundamentals and the pace of monetary policy normalization in Europe and the United States.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:28

With Germany's economy, Europe's largest, outperforming that of France, the traditional Franco-German motor at the heart of the European Union project has begun to misfire. The Greens, who supported a far-left candidate for the presidency, decried "Macron's liberal intentions" in a press release and reaffirmed their plea to the president for the creation of an Environment Ministry in the French government.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:19

The No 2 Democrat in the Senate, Richard Durbin, went further yesterday and said deputy attorney-general Rod Rosenstein should appoint an independent special prosecutor to pursue possible criminal charges related to Comey's firing, although he did not specify if he meant such charges should be against Trump.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:52

The secretive state tested a new longer-range ballistic missile on Sunday, which it later claimed can carry a heavy nuclear warhead . KCNA quoted Kim as accusing the United States of " browbeating " countries that "have no nukes ", and warning Washington not to misjudge the reality that its mainland is in the North's "sighting range for strike".

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:55

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on May 15 that eight out of the 10 coal-fired power plants in South Korea that have been in operation for at least 30 years would be temporarily shut down from June 1 to 30 this year before the 10 power plants are permanently shut down before the end of his term.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:57

The North Korean statement also accused the American military of browbeating only weak countries without nuclear capabilities. World leaders are closely monitoring the situation as North Korea celebrates the launch of what appears to be their longest-range ballistic missile yet.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:10

Sen. James Risch, an Idaho Republican, defended Trump on the story, telling reporters: "The minute the President speaks about it to someone, he has the ability to declassify anything at any time without any process". " The president only discussed the common threats that both countries faced ", deputy national security adviser Dina Powell said. One official, who requested anonymity to discuss dealing with the president, said last month: "He has no filter; it's in one ear and out the mouth".

by | May 16, 2017 | 21:29

Aside from taking a position on the wider outcome and implication of what will become a notorious cyberattack, Smith also took the time to underline Microsoft's commitment to resolving the situation-beginning with a dedicated force of 3,500 security engineers now working to help customers around the world recover their systems.

by | May 16, 2017 | 21:26

One indication: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee, said the Trump White House was in a "downward spiral". After Trump disclosed the information, which one of the officials described as spontaneous, officials immediately called the CIA and the National Security Agency, both of which have agreements with a number of allied intelligence services around the world, and informed them what had happened.

by | May 16, 2017 | 21:44

Sergey Kislyak (r.) at the White House on Wednesday. And, as the president tweeted this morning ultimate declassifying authority, he has the "absolute right" to release them as the ultimate declassification authority. Such sharing "could be a risk for our sources", the official said. It's less clear what worldwide laws or agreements he may have broken, if any. And the most categorical part of McMaster's denial-"It didn't happen"-requires an understanding of what the president's top national ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 21:48

White House officials however came to the president's defense, with National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster denying the reports, saying "there's nothing the president takes more seriously than the security of the American people". Trump reportedly discussed certain details with the Russians regarding an Islamic State threat involving laptops on aircraft, a disclosure that would have been illegal by lower-ranking US officials.