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by | May 19, 2017 | 05:13

Nimr, who became the figurehead of a 2011 protest movement calling for rights for Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite minority in the impoverished Qatif region, was killed with 47 other men, Saudi Arabia's largest mass execution in decades. In an unprecedented move, almost 15,000 Saudi women signed a petition in September urging King Salman to abolish it completely. Women in Saudi Arabia started facing more closed doors and greater obstacles and restrictions in the name of religion, traditions or even ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 05:49

Philippe is also relatively unknown to voters, fulfilling Macron's campaign promise to repopulate French politics with new faces. 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 19, 2017 | 06:22

Although Iran is a signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention and has promised to dismantle its chemical weapons arsenal, the US State Department in 2013 said that it had no accurate intelligence that proved that Iran had complied with the convention.

by | May 19, 2017 | 05:08

Trump's firing of Comey already has left him with the dubious distinction of being the first president since Nixon to fire a law enforcement official overseeing an investigation tied to the White House. Trump, facing Democratic accusations that he fired Comey on Tuesday to hinder the FBI investigation into alleged meddling by Russian Federation in the 2016 US presidential election, said he would have taken the action even without a recommendation to do so by the two top US Justice Department ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 05:14

The Conservatives took most of those seats, and Nuttall said that was a price Ukip is "prepared to pay" for the prize of leaving the EU. Labour remain the biggest party on Bridgend council, with 26 seats, but the Conservatives, who only had one seat, now have 11.

by | May 19, 2017 | 04:23

But he has set a hearing for May 24. The letter came after the Senate Intelligence Committee made a similar request for Comey's memos . Former FBI Director Comey has a perfectly logical reason for keeping memos of his conversation with Trump.

by | May 19, 2017 | 04:24

McCain and Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, told Erdogan in a letter they sent Thursday that the "actions of your staff violate the constitutional protections of freedom of the press and freedom of assembly enjoyed by all Americans".

by | May 19, 2017 | 05:27

The International Court in its order also said that rights invoked by India under the Vienna Convention are plausible. Jadhav was given a death sentence for being involved in "intelligence and plotting against Pakistan". The court considers it has prima facie jurisdiction in the case. "The court's decision today has not changed the status of commander Jadhav's case in any manner", it said in a statement, adding he could still apply for clemency.

by | May 19, 2017 | 04:14

Some hailed Macron's defeat of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen as "3-0" after moderate politicians also beat extremists in Austria and the Netherlands in recent elections. "First of all, this is about the Franco-German alliance which could be a solid foundation for the European Union", Salles said, adding that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron are likely to have a "good mutual understanding".

by | May 19, 2017 | 05:08

After reports of gay men in Chechnya being sent to internment camps and murdered, it's now been reported that the USA is turning away gay men seeking refuge. Last week, five gay rights activists were detained in Moscow while trying to deliver a petition demanding an investigation into Chechnya's concentration camps.

by | May 19, 2017 | 04:44

Turkey blamed the violence outside its ambassador's residence on demonstrators linked to the PKK, but Washington's police chief called it a "brutal attack" on peaceful protesters. Video footage uploaded to social media shows a group of men in suits punching and kicking the protesters, including a prone woman, as police struggle to contain the clash.

by | May 19, 2017 | 04:36

He eventually became a Grammy victor with Soundgarden , formed in 1984 and coming out of the rapidly growing Seattle music scene, which included Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains. "We're about halfway through writing the new album", Cornell told Billboard just weeks before his death. "RIP Chris Cornell . Incredibly Talented".

by | May 19, 2017 | 02:51

The status of sovereignty over the wall became a political issue between the United States and Israel earlier this week, casting a cloud over the highly anticipated visit by the new president. "It's an issue that's had serious consideration". "Israel is convinced that this statement is contrary to the position of President [Donald] Trump, as expressed in his firm opposition to the most recent UN Security Council Resolution", the Israeli Prime Minister's Office said in a written statement ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 02:29

The Washington Post reported on Monday that Trump's disclosures to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office last week "jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State". Putin slammed critics who spread allegations about Trump's ties with Russian Federation. "Even if President Trump unwittingly blew a highly classified code-word source to the Russians, that would be risky enough".

by | May 19, 2017 | 03:26

China might support a new round of United Nations sanctions against North Korea after Pyongyang launched another missile test just hours before Beijing held its biggest diplomatic event of the year, the belt and road forum, observers said .

by | May 19, 2017 | 03:05

The former Socialist Party economy minister's closeness to the German leader had prompted his rival for the presidency, Marine Le Pen , to declare Sunday's vote would result in a female president whoever won: "Either me or Angela Merkel!" Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Macron on "emphatic" victory and said he was looking forward to working with him "to further strengthen India-France ties".

by | May 19, 2017 | 02:48

Whoever is selected is appointed to a 10-year term, although they can be removed by the president. Senate Democrats are demanding that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein name a special prosecutor for an investigation into Russia's influence in the 2016 USA presidential elections before moving forward with Comey's replacement.

by | May 19, 2017 | 02:20

Bruno Le Maire‏, a veteran LR lawmaker who has also been pushing for a rapprochement with Macron, congratulated Philippe on Twitter, saying: "Let's go beyond the old divides to be of use to France and the French people". He's also a member of the mainstream-right Republicans party that was badly battered by Macron's victory in the presidential campaign. Edouard Philippe, 46, is a lawmaker and is the mayor of the port city of Le Havre, and is part of the moderate center-right party, the ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 02:27

Security agencies worldwide are working frantically to identify the culprits behind the attack and bring them to justice. But the agency added that some infections may not yet have been detected, and that existing infections can spread within networks.

by | May 19, 2017 | 01:51

Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, at first saying he accepted recommendations from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein , that he be ousted because of the role he played previous year in the investigation into Trump's presidential election challenger, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and the way she handled national security material on her private email server.

by | May 19, 2017 | 02:33

Trump is due in Israel May 22-23, stopping first in Saudi Arabia. Separately, an administration official refused to do so in a statement to Conservative Review, declaring that Jerusalem was up for grabs as a "final status issue". Yet today when it was brought up by the media, White House spokesman Sean Spicer was very evasive, refusing to elaborate beyond saying that the Western Wall is " clearly in Jerusalem .

by | May 19, 2017 | 01:18

White House spokesman Spicer on Friday also answered "no" to a question about whether Trump, at a January 27 White House dinner, had asked Comey to pledge loyalty to the president. Trump, writing on the Twitter social media platform, said, "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" But it quickly became clear that the president had been stewing for days over the Russian Federation investigation and Comey's refusal to ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:26

The U.S. government has long accused Assad's regime of numerous of human rights abuses, including multiple chemical attacks - the most recent of which killed almost 100 civilians and children in March, and drew a retaliatory missile strike from the United States .

by | May 19, 2017 | 01:14

In establishing its assembly operations, Volvo Cars is working together with Volvo Group, the truck, bus and construction equipment manufacturer, and will make use of Volvo Group's existing infrastructure and production licenses. "With our continued efforts we are sure to build a strong foundation for our business in India", Bonsdorff said in a statement. And it aims to double its market share in premium or luxury cars, which is now "close to five percent", it said.

by | May 19, 2017 | 01:16

The woman did not make an official complaint until July 2014 but told the court she had informed friends and work colleagues of Harris' assault on her in the intervening years. Although his five-year sentence is ending, Harris is now on trial for several counts of indecent assault during events that occurred in the 1970s and '80s.

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:47

The White House has denied reports that Mr Trump pressed Mr Comey to drop an investigation into Mr Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. The Republican head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, went further by requesting Comey himself appear before the panel "in both open and closed sessions".

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:08

Around 10 people have been rescued and taken to a hospital while the search for the rest is on. The bridge was in a poor condition and people were allowed only to walk. When the bridged caved in, all of them fell into the river. "Spoke to Goa CM Manohar Parrikar regarding the bridge collapse on Sanvordem river. Search and rescue ops have been intensified", Singh tweeted.

by | May 19, 2017 | 01:24

Trump told Moon the strong bilateral alliance defended the two countries against North Korea, then invited the newly elected South Korean president for a state visit, Voice of America reported . Seoul and Washington began deploying the Thaad system in March and it has since become operational. In response, Moon said he would like to exercise wisdom to resolve various issues so the two East Asian neighbors can develop a good relationship.

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:19

Mr Farron, who is due to launch his party's manifesto on Wednesday evening, spent the morning visiting Holland Park School in west London. Lib Dems always face questions about whether they will actually be in a position to carry out their plans, but in previous elections they have sometimes highlighted the possibility of a hung Parliament in which they would hold the balance of power and could become part of a coalition government.

by | May 19, 2017 | 01:42

US President Donald Trump has plunged into the other side of Middle East peace-making as he met Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas for the first time, and committed himself to pulling off "the toughest deal" in the world. But the scale of that challenge was quickly made clear as Mr Abbas repeated the conditions Palestinians have insisted on for years - the creation of an independent Palestinian state based on the borders that existed before the Arab-Israeli war of 1967, with East Jerusalem as ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 23:51

Jeddah - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his election as president of France. (The lowest turnout occurred in 2002.) And among those voting, a significant proportion - 11.5 percent - cast blank or spoiled ballots , by far the highest proportion in any presidential election in the Fifth Republic and a reflection of the "ni-ni" position of many voters - especially those who voted for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the hard-left candidate, or François ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:15

Moscow has denied United States intelligence agencies' conclusion it meddled in the campaign to try to tilt the election in Trump's favor. "Our allies and partners must have the utmost confidence that sensitive information they share with us will not be disclosed", he tweeted.

by | May 18, 2017 | 23:55

A neighbour, Charles Goff, told reporters from Action News Jax , that his neighbours had been playing with the snake when Reinold chose to try and kiss it. "So the snake is still out here running around somewhere", he said. A 911 operator told a witness who called that the men should "drop the snake" back onto the road.

by | May 19, 2017 | 01:24

It was the latest sign of the Israeli right's growing disenchantment with Trump after having rejoiced in his election. The consulate is located in eastern Jerusalem and has always been regarded as more sympathetic to the Palestinians. "In Israel they're convinced that this statement is opposed to President Trump's policy as it was expressed recently in his behavior and in his firm resistance to the most recent Security Council resolution".

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:41

The situation in Ontario seems to be "generally stabilizing", although there are many unstable local circumstances, he said. In Atlantic Canada New Brunswick has taken the hardest hit with 100 millimetres of rain falling in some areas in just two days - and Environment Canada warns there's more to come.