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by | May 18, 2017 | 19:47

Posting on Twitter, the First Minister said: "Vive La France". U.S. President Donald Trump and French President-elect Emmanuel Macron will meet on the sidelines of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders meet in Brussels on 25 May, 2017.

by | May 18, 2017 | 21:24

If provable, would it be obstruction of justice? "But if you're trying to build an obstruction-of-justice case, you might want the president to keep talking, because everything he does is digging a deeper legal hole for himself", Miller suggested.

by | May 18, 2017 | 20:47

India's application on Jadhav, who was arrested in March a year ago and sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and subversive activities, was "unnecessary and misconceived" and must be dismissed, Pakistan told the UN's highest judicial body.

by | May 18, 2017 | 20:47

The North defends its weapons programmes as necessary to counter United States hostility. Moon, throughout his presidential campaign, had shown a willingness to rein in its neighbour through dialogue. According to Reuters , North Korea is working to develop a long-range missile with a nuclear warhead capable of striking the mainland US. North Korea then sees its future dependent on being able to continue to strengthen its retaliatory capabilities, but carefully avoiding anything so grand ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 19:55

US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday as traders digested news of an extension of an agreement to freeze oil output. Saudi Arabia has lost market shares in Asia to Iran and Iraq . U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $48.15, down 51 cents, or 1 percent. Oil also undershoots and overshoots given its momentum moves, and we're expecting it to overshoot as this next cycle continues and deficits begin to dominate the headlines.

by | May 18, 2017 | 19:15

In a sign of that concern, LR senior lawmaker Francois Baroin disowned party colleague Edouard Philippe for accepting Macron's offer of the job of prime minister on Monday. Le Drian, who as a minister under Hollande oversaw two wars in Africa while selling French jet fighters and submarines, has also worked extensively with Germany.

by | May 18, 2017 | 20:10

Donald Trump has said that "no politician in history.has been treated worse or more unfairly" than him. The tumult in Washington has deepened over allegations Trump had sought to end the FBI's investigation into ties between Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Russian Federation.

by | May 18, 2017 | 20:34

After 30 years, renters would own their homes outright, although tenants have the right to sell their property and cash out of their share at any time. The manifesto will also include plans to reverse cuts to school and college budgets by protecting per pupil funding in real terms and introducing a fairer national funding system, to include protection so that no school loses out, the party says.

by | May 18, 2017 | 19:37

Major worldwide and multilateral institutions, such as the United Nations, World Health Organisation, World Intellectual Property Organisation, Interpol and World Economic Forum, were also involved in discussions regarding the Belt and Road Initiative.

by | May 18, 2017 | 20:21

The 145 M 777 purchase deal involves an expenditure of 700 million dollars. The latest deal, worth almost 50 billion rupees, was signed a year ago and will see 25 guns being delivered in ready-to-use condition with the rest being assembled by BAE Systems in India.

by | May 18, 2017 | 19:00

The person who described the Comey memo to the AP was not authorised to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. And then, there's the question of recent demands by ranking Democrats on the House oversight, judiciary and intelligence committees for any possible White House recordings, transcripts or notes memorializing Trump's side of the story.

by | May 18, 2017 | 19:35

The Mangyongbong, a cargo-passenger ferry, arrived at the port in Russia's Far East. A North Korean passenger ferry has docked in Russia's far-eastern port of Vladivostok for the first time. Anyone willing to embark on the Rajin-Vladivostok cruise will have to pay 600-750 Yuans ($87-101), depending on cabin class. Japan plans to watch how the launch of ferry service between Russian Federation and North Korea will influence the efforts of other countries on solving the problems of ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 18:25

Kristin Wright with Open Doors USA says, first, pray for North Korea and the Christians there. It is not known whether the latest two arrests of USA citizens were connected with the case. The North Korean reports also said a "Korean-style anti-terrorist attack" would begin immediately. "When you are not credible about Syria, you're not credible about North Korea".

by | May 18, 2017 | 19:28

Referred to as a "nuclear option", Article 7 can be activated when there is a risk of a serious breach by a member state of the fundamental values of the EU. Hungary will keep up tough laws on immigrants and the fence along its southern border in place despite a call by the European Parliament to repeal laws tightening rules on asylum-seekers, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday.

by | May 18, 2017 | 19:07

Leonard re-injured his left ankle in Sunday's 113-111 Game 1 loss after coming down on Zaza Pachulia's foot. Popovich insisted the series is over if his team do not get an attitude adjustment. He also found time for seven rebounds, a game-high seven assists and three steals in 31 minutes. "It's fun to watch", Durant said. The Warriors took control from the opening seconds.

by | May 18, 2017 | 18:12

Recently Priyanka's co-star in Baywatch Dwayne Johnson praised his co-starts in the film and said he truly loves and appreciates all. Speaking to Cosmopolitan magazine, Zac said: "If I'm dating someone, one of the few people I need to weigh in on the situation is my brother".

by | May 18, 2017 | 19:37

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta are among the leaders in attendance. Last week, the article noted, "Nepal officially signed a deal with China to join the Belt and Road project, and the country is also reportedly in talks with Beijing to build a cross-border rail link that may cost up to $8 billion".

by | May 18, 2017 | 19:20

Announcing the decision, French Tennis Federation (FFT) president Bernard Guidicelli said he was sorry for her but added "it is my responsibility and my mission to respect the high standards of the game to be played without any doping". Sharapova, whose ranking has plummeted to 211 leaving her reliant on wildcards, could have earned her spot at Wimbledon by reaching the semi-finals in Italy but retired against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the final set with a thigh injury.

by | May 18, 2017 | 18:04

The headline pledge in the party's manifesto, published today, was a restated commitment to hold a referendum on a final Brexit deal, with the alternative of remaining in the European Union also on the ballot. "From increasing taxes to borrowing more - from putting our security at risk to scrapping Trident - these policies are an echo of Corbyn's manifesto we saw earlier this week".

by | May 18, 2017 | 17:52

In a unanimous statement backed by China, the council voiced "utmost concern" about Sunday's launch, described by Pyongyang as a mid-to-long range missile that traveled 787 kilometers before plunging into the Sea of Japan. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday the North's latest missile test was risky, but warned against attempts to "intimidate" Pyongyang. Pyongyang has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006, along with an worldwide arms embargo aimed at slowing the ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 17:34

Democrats pointed out that Ryan had called for Democrat Hillary Clinton to be denied classified briefings after Comey concluded past year that she was careless in how she handled classified information over her email accounts. Putin dismissed the USA politicians, whom he did not identify, as either being "stupid" or "dangerous and unscrupulous" who are wittingly "causing the damage to their own country".

by | May 18, 2017 | 17:32

The government and the opposition have accused each other of sending armed groups to sow violence in the protests. Maduro says far-right extremists are working with criminal gangs to foment the violence. On Wednesday, the U.N. Security Council held a closed-door meeting on the matter, a sign that the issue's importance on the global agenda is rising.

by | May 18, 2017 | 18:35

The flooding has forced almost 1,900 people from their houses in 126 municipalities in the Canadian province of Quebec, authorities told the Associated Press on Sunday. On Thursday, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard told an assembly of the province's municipal politicians that 132 municipalities had been effected thus far by flooding and that 1,400 residents had been damaged or were at risk by the rising waters.

by | May 18, 2017 | 18:59

Delivering the letter Thursday would put the end of the 90-day window in mid-August, at which time the US can begin talks with Mexico and Canada on how to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement. Officials are required to consult with Congress and deliver a letter informing Congress at least 90 days before formal talks can begin with Mexico and Canada if any final deal is to get expedited consideration on Capitol Hill.

by | May 18, 2017 | 17:23

Likewise, the situation of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, deputy general director of the Turkish state-owned Halkbank, who was arrested in the United States on charges of creating an global network that for several years violated the financial embargo on Iran, was not discussed at the meeting.

by | May 18, 2017 | 18:11

British Columbia is home to numerous pending LNG export terminals whose fates have now become uncertain, such as one $27 billion project of Malaysia's Petronas for which NDP leader John Horgan has expressed reservations. Elections BC says absentee ballots won't be counted until May 22, and there may be recounts in some close ridings. But Furstenau still comfortably won the riding by 1,500 votes over her nearest challenger from the NDP.

by | May 18, 2017 | 18:13

In 2003 Member of Parliament in the Victorian Legislative Assembly Kirstie Marshall was ejected from the Lower House chamber for breastfeeding her 11-day-old baby. "(Alia) is even more inspiration for continuing our work to address gender inequality and stem unsafe climate change. The milestone moment comes after Waters introduced changes to parliament in 2016.

by | May 18, 2017 | 16:45

Burr on Tuesday called Trump's firing of Comey troubling. The warning appeared to suggest that if Comey gave his version of events, the administration might produce tapes of conversations to counter that, although it was not clear if such tapes exist.

by | May 18, 2017 | 17:27

In two tweets, Trump said the conversation with the diplomats was an acceptable way to provide facts related to airline safety and terrorism, and he declared he had "the absolute right " to share the details. "The origin of this investigation was Russia's interference in our democracy, in our elections as we're seeing in other countries", said Sen. "Sometimes damage is caused from the content of the revelation, even if he does not say the methods and sources", Yatom told The Jerusalem ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 17:55

The spy was said to be investigating a plot by Islamic State to blow up an American airliner using a bomb hidden in a laptop, which American security officials believed could be sneaked through airport security. "Intelligence cooperation between Israel and the United States regarding the threats posed by Iran and its proxies and ISIS (the Islamic State jihadist group) and its affiliates will continue and deepen".

by | May 18, 2017 | 17:19

However, the expectation now is that Trump will push Israel to renew negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, who will be the main focus of Trump's visit. To move the American embassy now would essentially mean the USA recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that could impede any chance of further peace talks.

by | May 18, 2017 | 17:22

Heavy rains and melting snowpack across Quebec have so far flooded 2,426 residences in the province, forcing the evacuation of 1,520 people in nearly 150 municipalities. "We're just trying to live it day by day and see what happens", said resident Bessy Agelakos. People "broke out in tears (seeing the devastation) when I brought them home to fetch their bags", he said.

by | May 18, 2017 | 16:31

On April 10, 2016, President Obama publicly stated that Hillary Clinton had shown "carelessness" in using a private e-mail server to handle classified information, but he insisted that she had not meant to endanger national security (which is not an element of the relevant criminal statute).

by | May 18, 2017 | 16:57

The North defends its weapons programs as necessary to counter US hostility. The United States would consider talks with North Korea if it halts all nuclear and ballistic missile tests, Washington's envoy to the United Nations said Tuesday as the UN Security Council weighed new sanctions on Pyongyang.

by | May 18, 2017 | 16:33

Lawyers said the president needs his own counsel regardless of whether he is facing potential criminal liability for his responses to the Russian Federation investigation. And Trump could argue he was not corrupt in raising an issue of concern for Flynn, a longtime associate. Then-FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in Washington , May 8, 2017.