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by | May 17, 2017 | 08:45

China says the project is open to everyone, but it has also identified 65 countries along the Belt and Road that, since the early stages of the proposal, it has insisted will participate in the initiative. "It is not directed at any third parties, not relevant to disputes over territorial sovereignty and does not affect China's position on the Kashmir issue", a statement by the ministry said.

by | May 17, 2017 | 08:22

He urged the party to concentrate now on the national election, saying: "We will sharpen our profile further - we have to as well". Palpable frustration over worsening traffic congestion and crime that has plagued the crowded northwestern state, which borders the Netherlands and Belgium, were the decisive factors behind the Social Democrats' sudden demise after the party had ruled there for 46 of the last 51 years.

by | May 17, 2017 | 08:28

Ms Leonard, who was a businesswoman and traditional musician, was described by neighbours as "an incredible mother". Online tributes have been made to the woman who was popular among traditional music circles in the tight-knit community. Her father Dinny is synonymous with traditional music and the tuition of music, teaching young people to play the fiddle, banjo and the whistle. "She was just devoted to Conor".

by | May 17, 2017 | 08:44

Indeed, the fact that the president is publicly warning a potential witness to remain quiet only adds to concerns about Trump possibly obstructing justice. Representative Gerry Connolly (Democrat-Virginia) accused Trump of witness intimidation after the Comey tweet. It'd be highly unusual for the White House to elevate an FBI agent to the role of director, and McCabe during a Senate hearing last week broke with the White House's explanations for Comey's firing and its dismissive ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 07:31

Brown spent part of last season working unofficially alongside Popovich and is now coaching Golden State in place of the ailing Kerr, who attended practice Saturday for the first time in more than three weeks as he recovers from his latest procedure to fix a spinal fluid leak that left him dealing with debilitating symptoms.

by | May 17, 2017 | 07:42

On Thursday, the USA director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that North Korea posed "a very significant, potentially existential threat to the United States that has to be addressed". Moon said in his first speech as president on Wednesday he would immediately begin efforts to defuse security fears on the Korean peninsula and would negotiate with Washington and Beijing to ease tensions over the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 07:34

The 29-year-old soldier will virtually walk free on Wednesday. This courageous, principled - but also vulnerable - person has been put through the ringer. Ahead of Manning's court martial in the summer of 2013, Edward Snowden had exposed a previously unknown global apparatus of surveillance being run by the USA's National Security Agency.

by | May 17, 2017 | 08:51

ABC News has not seen the memo and Comey has not commented on the matter. The memo is the clearest sign yet of potential interference by Trump with the investigation into whether members of his campaign team colluded with Russian officials.

by | May 17, 2017 | 08:20

Popular Video SNL is not a fan of the Trump administration, and it shows with every new skit they produce. For the first time there are more voters that are in favor of impeaching Trump, 48 percent, than there are against it, 41 percent. I think that it's a real possibility. However, he also attended the Democratic National Convention that same year. Trump also trailed Elizabeth Warren (49/39); Al Franken (46/38) and Cory Booker (46/39).

by | May 17, 2017 | 06:56

Gowdy now serves on the House committees for intelligence, ethics, oversight and judiciary, and he's also a chairman of the Subcommittee for Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. He said he spoke to Sessions on Saturday and again Monday afternoon. "I greatly appreciate the attorney general speaking with me and respecting my decision and I wish him wisdom as he interviews potential candidates", he added.

by | May 17, 2017 | 07:52

Trump's administration has been sending mixed messages in its dealings with a right-wing Israeli government that had hoped for a more sympathetic attitude from the Republican president after a rocky relationship with his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama.

by | May 17, 2017 | 07:37

Around 15,000 women from across the valley had come to participate in the event. They were seen trying to pacify the agitating women, but to no avail. Many women fainted due to cramped conditions, and the spokesman said the CM has taken serious note of this. According to several reports, the latest protests are seeing participation from students as well.

by | May 17, 2017 | 07:16

President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a meeting with Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under President Richard Nixon, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington .

by | May 17, 2017 | 07:16

Conley's office. Boston police discovered a black bag full of jewelry belonging to Bolanos inside the 11th floor condo, located at 141 Dorchester Ave. "They weren't the type of people to screw people over", friend Gina Rand said. Field was instrumental in founding North Shore Pain Management, according to a statement from the staff there.

by | May 17, 2017 | 05:46

The statement released by the office included a transcript from Netanyahu's meeting with Trump in Washington which took place this February, acting as proof that the report provided by Powell was false. Just as he convinced Trump's predecessors, we have no doubt that he will convince the Trump administration that vis-a-vis a pragmatic Netanyahu , there is no Palestinian partner.

by | May 17, 2017 | 05:17

Since Mr Trump took office in January, the Israeli far-right has called on the prime minister to profit from the incoming Republican administration's pro-Israel bent by pressing issues on which previous United States presidents would not be budged, such as the location of the USA embassy.

by | May 17, 2017 | 05:38

On the House side, CIA Director Mike Pompeo is expected to brief that chamber's intelligence committee on Tuesday on Trump's apparent leaking. If Trump hadn't been fully briefed on the information and its source, then why was he talking about it in the Oval Office with a country that has been a bad actor on the world stage - and that we know actively worked to sway the 2016 election? The Royal Court in Jordan said that King Abdullah II was to speak by telephone with Trump later Tuesday.

by | May 17, 2017 | 06:49

Palestinians are watching closely, including the leader of the radical Hamas movement Khaled Meshaal, who called on Trump to break with past approaches to Middle East peace. Palestinian officials said after the meeting that Trump had not raised any specific proposals to restart negotiations. "So I'm looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like".

by | May 17, 2017 | 05:14

Macron won France's presidential election May 7 on a pro-European, business-friendly platform. Winning the games would be a big boost for France after years of fading global influence - and a boost for Mr Macron as the untested 39-year-old president embarks on his term and a risky effort to reinvigorate the French economy.

by | May 17, 2017 | 05:13

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners joined the action calling for more favorable prison conditions. Clashes broke out near Ramallah between Palestinians marking Nakba Day, referring to their perception of Israel's founding as a catastrophe, and Israeli troops.

by | May 17, 2017 | 04:16

The missile flew four minutes longer than any previous ballistic missile test in the history of the communist regime, USA officials told Fox News, though North Korea had conducted space launches in the past that have flown longer than KN-17 - including a mission in February 2016 that sent a satellite into orbit on Super Bowl Sunday.

by | May 17, 2017 | 05:39

President Donald Trump fired Comey last week amid questions about the FBI's investigation of possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign. The New York Times is reporting that the incident took place in the Oval Office in February the day after Flynn resigned. H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, said: "The president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries including threats to civil aviation".

by | May 17, 2017 | 04:26

Security had been especially tight as President Trump hosted Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks at the White House today. The suspect was put into custody.

by | May 17, 2017 | 04:27

Sisi and Gulf leaders focused on regional crises such as Syria , Libya and Yemen , as well as combating foreign interference in the region, namely from Iran . Beneath the pomp, Riyadh will be looking for assurances that the Trump administration will continue its notably harsher tone toward Iran and keep up pressure, through both rhetoric and action, to stop what Saudi Arabia sees as Tehran's destabilizing activities in the region.

by | May 17, 2017 | 04:49

The last week meeting between Trump, Lavrov and Kislyak had already raised alarm bells in Washington , primarily because it came one day after Trump made a decision to fire FBI Director James Comey while the bureau investigated the President campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation.

by | May 17, 2017 | 04:55

The connection was made by Google security researcher Neel Mehta, who pointed out similarities between WannaCry and malware used by Lazarus, the group that has been blamed for the Sony Pictures hack of 2014 and for stealing millions of dollars from a Bangladeshi bank in 2016.

by | May 17, 2017 | 04:59

Trump shared highly classified information with the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador to the United States in an Oval Office meeting last week, The Washington Post first reported Monday. That official told the AP that sharing such sensitive information with the US could now "be a risk for our sources". A US president has the authority to disclose even the most highly classified information at will, but USA and allied officials said that by giving information to Russia, Trump ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 03:26

Details of Comey's notes were shared with a very small circle of people at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department, these people said. Trump made the remarks to reporters in the Oval Office with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger after a closed meeting with Russia's foreign minister.

by | May 17, 2017 | 04:15

McMaster would neither confirm nor deny that Trump had divulged top secret information. The president took to Twitter on Tuesday to defend his actions in the face of intense criticism, including from some of his fellow Republicans. Some analysts, however, said the reports could undermine trust between partners. Powell said: "This story is false". The turmoil has overshadowed Republican legislative priorities such as healthcare and tax reform and laid bare sharp divisions between the ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 04:47

Government lawyers asked the judges Monday to overturn a lower court order blocking Trump's ban. White House press secretary Sean Spicer expressed confidence that the appeals court will uphold Trump's ban. The 9th Circuit is one of two federal appeals courts considering challenges to the executive order. Arguments are underway in Seattle over whether to reinstate the travel ban.

by | May 17, 2017 | 02:45

Trump deleted a tweet that said it was an "honor" to meet the Palestinian leader. Among them, the right of return for Palestinians to lands now held by Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem and based on 1967 borders.

by | May 17, 2017 | 03:59

The biggest cyberattack the world has ever seen is still claiming victims and threatens to create even more havoc on Monday when people return to work. The EU's law enforcement body said threats of this type do not normally spread so rapidly. It was not immediately clear whether those services were suspended due to attacks, or for emergency patching to prevent infection.

by | May 17, 2017 | 03:43

One reason the denial is hard to completely buy is because it is so precisely worded. The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump divulged highly classified "code-word" information that could enable the Russians to trace the source of the intelligence during a meeting he held with Russia's ambassador and foreign minister inside the oval office.

by | May 17, 2017 | 01:40

The soldiers had already shot and wounded one person Saturday as they blocked access to the city, while another person was injured by soldiers rebelling in Korhogo, the main city in the country's north. "We are waiting for them", Sergeant Seydou Kone told the Reuters news agency. Soldiers fired in the air near military headquarters in Abidjan and in Bouake where the nationwide mutiny started.

by | May 17, 2017 | 02:34

Bush administration where she was in charge of the Justice Department's Criminal Division. Trump leaves Friday for his first foreign trip as president. And Trump, he believes, could do similarly, particularly given the lifestyle he enjoys outside of the White House. Later, the president said he had been considering firing Comey for a while, and Rosenstein's recommendation sealed the deal .