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by | May 12, 2017 | 18:02

White House officials had been expected to soon close an internal debate on whether the USA should withdraw or take more measured steps, but a key meeting on the matter scheduled for Tuesday was postponed at the request of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who would have been unable to attend, an administration official said.

by | May 12, 2017 | 18:50

Trump's spending proposal for fiscal 2018 would pour more than $1 billion in extra funding into public and private school-choice programs. Lerman said that Trump is not "in the business of imposing parameters". For his part, Abbas echoed the hope for peace, stipulating peace "based on the vision of the two-state" solution, with Palestine's capital in East Jerusalem.

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:13

They will likely begin a months-long rehabilitation program run by the government, which the 24 girls who already escaped are now undergoing. While the minister who said the treatment would last for a few weeks, she said numerous girls would need to undergo various degrees of surgery to remove the bullets and shrapnel.

by | May 12, 2017 | 18:34

All of the victims were African American or Latino, police said Sunday. "There is zero information to indicate that race played a factor in this awful and horrific crime", Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman countered Monday morning while relaying the timeline of the incident .

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:35

I can not lie about it", the newspaper quoted Duterte as saying. The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila said Duterte has not yet responded to Trump's offer, adding that an official us invitation would kick off diplomatic arrangements for Duterte's possible USA trip.

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:30

The committee first requested the documents from Flynn in a letter on 28 April, but following the advice of counsel, the retired lieutenant general declined to comply. The subpoenas indicate a broadening of the FBI's investigation started last July into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation.

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:05

These girls are the future of Nigeria and the world. Mrs. Buhari urged the girls to also focus on their education as soon as they were reintegrated into the society. "We want to assure Nigerians that the army and the Nigerian government won't relent until this battle is won", Usman said. He said, "This is a pleasant second anniversary gift to the people of Nigeria".

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:40

Le Pen's estranged father Jean-Marie, the founder of the party, also chimed in Sunday, telling RTL radio that her euro stance was largely to blame for her defeat. His centrist En Marche (On the Move) movement, barely a year old, has said it will field candidates in every constituency in the two-round election in June.

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:11

Israel and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization had a similar showdown in October after the body passed an Arab-sponsored resolution that criticised the Jewish state for restricting access to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in annexed east Jerusalem .

by | May 12, 2017 | 18:42

Pentagon spokesman, Jeff Davis said:"We have USA forces that are there throughout the entirety of northern Syria that operate with our Syrian Democratic Force partners". On April 25 at 02:00 hours, the YPG General Command based in Qereçox in Syria's northeastern Hasakah province was bombed by warplanes belonging to the Turkish government, and the YPG Press Center, the command affiliated institutions, the Denge Rojava Radio building and other points belonging to the Syrian Kurds were ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 18:26

An Indonesian court is expected to decide on Tuesday whether Jakarta's Christian governor is guilty of blasphemy against Islam, in a trial that is widely seen as a test of religious tolerance in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.

by | May 12, 2017 | 16:51

Annapoorna Mishra wrote an open letter to the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. "That my son is asking you questions and that you won't answer them - I never thought this could happen", she writes, referring to Mishra's question to Kejriwal on how some AAP leaders funded their foreign trips.

by | May 12, 2017 | 18:10

But while speaking with Holt, Trump said he would've fired Comey "regardless of recommendation". "I said, if it's possible would you let me know, 'Am I under investigation?' He said: 'You are not under investigation'". And though the White House has asserted Comey lost the backing of rank-and-file agents, McCabe flatly said, "that is not accurate". To no one's surprise, Donald Trump, 70, went on an angry tirade while sitting down for an interview with Lester Holt, 58, on NBC Nightly ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 18:18

Yates explained what should have been self-evident: Not only were Pence and the American public entitled to know the truth, but the Russians also knew that Flynn had lied to the vice president - so the Russians had the goods on him. "We were there to tell the White House about something we were very concerned about and emphasize to them repeatedly so that they could take action", she said of her meeting with McGahn that included a colleague of hers.

by | May 12, 2017 | 18:06

Within hours of the ICJ order, chief of army staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at his residence on Wednesday, 10 May. Pakistan unsuccessfully moved the ICJ against India in 1999 after a Pakistani navy patrol plane was shot down in Indian air space over the Rann of Kutch.

by | May 12, 2017 | 18:15

He said North Korea poses "a grave threat", not just to the US and its Asian allies, but also to China. "But he understands we're not going to be very happy", Trump said of the country's leader, Kim Jong Un. Pope Francis is warning that "a good part of humanity" will be destroyed if tensions with North Korea escalate, and he is calling for diplomacy and a revived United Nations to take the lead in negotiating a resolution.

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:10

China has rigorously objected to the deployment, saying it destabilised the regional security balance and did little to curb the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes, which Pyongyang is conducting in defiance of USA pressure and United Nations sanctions.

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:09

The media office of the Syrian Democratic Forces said Thursday a special operation was underway to de-mine the dam and the surrounding area. US-backed rebels said they "liberated" the strategic Syrian city of Tabqa and a nearby dam from ISIS.

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:21

The police believe this could have been a case of revenge killing as Biju was the 12th accused in the murder of a CPI (M) worker, CV Dhanaraj. Churakkad Biju, an RSS karyavahak, was found murdered around 4 pm on the Palakkod bridge near Payannur, Manorama Online reported.

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:17

The Election Commission has convened the meeting of seven national and 48 state parties to discuss the reliability of EVMs and is also likely to brief them on its planned EVM hacking challenge. The party had used an EMV prototype for the demonstration. Fifty-five parties have been invited to the meeting. Days before the proposed meet, the Aam Admi Party had staged a demonstration on hacking a "voting machine" in the Delhi Assembly.

by | May 12, 2017 | 16:38

North Korea's UN Mission said the organisers infiltrated "the terrorist" into the country with several pieces of satellite communications equipment so he could be updated "with the operational code of terrorism against the supreme leadership, various terrorist methods of using biochemical substances, ways of bribing and hiring the one who would actually carry out the terrorist act and ways of entering the venue of the event".

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:04

The SNP had been hoping to topple Labour from the Glasgow stronghold where it has held power for more than three decades. Nicola Sturgeon has played down the threat from the Conservatives in Scotland after Theresa May's party achieved their best local election results in the country in generations to push Labour into third place.

by | May 12, 2017 | 16:20

Flynn's forced February resignation followed media reports that he had discussed USA -imposed sanctions on Russian Federation with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition period, which was contrary to the public representations of the Trump White House.

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:51

The assessment comes amid a mushrooming crisis for the Trump team as questions swirl over why the president fired his FBI director, who was overseeing an investigation into Russian election meddling and possible connections between Trump campaign associates and Russia previous year.

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:54

On Saturday, Hamas confirmed it had elected Ismail Haniyeh, a former Gaza prime minister, to replace Qatar-based Khaled Mashaal as head of the group's political bureau, the top job. Those comments came as President Donald Trump met Wednesday with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas at the White House. The balance of power within Hamas, which Israel, the United States, and much of the West define as a terrorist organization, has been shifting to Gaza , experts say.

by | May 12, 2017 | 16:58

Asked if the test's location in the Bohai Sea, close to the tensed Korean Peninsula, could show that the test was specifically aimed at Seoul's THAAD deployment, Song said that this was unlikely as Bohai is China's usual weapons testing ground.

by | May 12, 2017 | 16:09

The European Council meeting involving the 27 members of the EU other than Britain is the first official Brexit summit since Mrs May triggered Article 50 a month ago. "Before discussing the future, we have to sort out our past", Tusk said in comments echoed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel who said "substantive issues" must first be settled.

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:50

Senior police officer Abdul Razzaq Cheema said that 30-40 people were injured. Television footage from the scene showed severe damage to several vehicles and motorcycles. Senator Abdul Ghafoor Haideri told Reuters minutes after the blast that he believed he was the target and he had sustained minor injuries. The bombing took place near a local mosque shortly after Friday prayers.The explosion occurred right as Haidari's convoy was exiting the mosque.

by | May 12, 2017 | 16:06

Trump after she refused to defend an executive order that barred travel from several Muslim majority countries - told the committee that she had warned the White House that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have been compromised by Russian Federation.

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:25

Russian President Vladimir Putin , center, takes part in a gala match of the Night Hockey League teams in the Bolshoy Ice Arena in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia , Wednesday, May 10, 2017. and beyond. Russian President Vladimir Putin is speaking out about President Donald Trump's surprise decision to fire FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday.

by | May 12, 2017 | 16:49

Erdogan said he would take up the issue during a planned meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on May 16. Wladimir van Wilgenburg, a researcher on Kurdish affairs who is now writing a book on Syrian Kurds, told The World Weekly the U.S. The joint Arab-Kurdish forces have received significant support from the US-led coalition in the form of air strikes and special forces advisers. "The American decision is incompatible with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance between Turkey and ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:26

Efforts to blame the whole thing on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein ceased after Rosenstein reportedly threatened to resign. Well-sourced reports in The Washington Post , The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets agreed on a very different explanation: Trump had grown increasingly angry at the doggedness with which Comey's FBI was investigating how and why Russian Federation meddled in the election.

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:34

South Korea's new president launched worldwide efforts to defuse tensions over North Korea's weapons development yesterday, urging both dialogue and sanctions while also aiming to ease Chinese anger about an American anti-missile system. Tensions in Korean Peninsula escalated in recent months after Pyongyang conducted a number of nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches. "How to respond to North Korea.is an urgent issue".

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:27

Coetzee attended the draw in Kyoto , Japan along with representatives from the other 11 qualified teams and said afterwards he was satisfied with the pool allocation. New Zealander Gatland is now away from Wales duty as he prepares the British and Irish Lions side to face the All Blacks this summer. "You've just got to deal with each game as it comes and that is the key to tournament play", he said from Japan .

by | May 12, 2017 | 16:52

In a statement issued Friday, Russia's Ministry of Defense said a Su-30 jet had "executed a "greeting" maneuver" toward the American pilots. The US reconnaissance plane soared over the Black Sea on May 9 in a shock move to snoop on Russian Federation.