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by | May 20, 2017 | 14:06

Mr Trump said the candidates were "outstanding people" and "very well known". Trump's tweet on the China deal followed the administration's Thursday-evening announcement saying it had agreed with Beijing on improving the China-market access of USA beef producers, electronic-payments providers and natural-gas exporters, among others.

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:17

Key sanctions have been lifted and tens of billions of dollars in assets unlocked but many ordinary Iranians have been disappointed with the results. Iran's Interior Ministry extended the voting hours of the country's presidential election by five hours, state IRIB TV reported Friday.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:18

In Brussels, Trump will attend a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the World War II-era alliance which Trump has repeatedly mused about abandoning because member states weren't paying their fair share. On Sunday, Mr. Trump is to meet with leaders of the following Gulf coalition states, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:19

In part, that's because trade represents a surprisingly small portion of the US economy - 28 percent in 2015, according to the World Bank, one of the lowest shares in the world. Many farmers are still hopeful about the Trump administration. Lighthizer told reporters that the administration hopes to improve and update the deal rather than abandon it completely.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:59

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said in a statement, "As the President has stated before - a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity". He added, "The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it". Asked about the Times report, Spicer said of the former FBI chief, "by grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:46

Meanwhile, U.S. Senator John McCain, one of the leading foreign policy voices in Congress, on May 18 urged the expulsion of Turkey's U.S. ambassador after violence erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's recent visit.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:28

With the GST, India will join select league of nations with a goods and service tax. Small cars will be charged one per cent cess on top of 28 per cent tax, mid-sized cars will attract three per cent cess and luxury cars will attract 15 per cent cess on top of the peak rate of 28 per cent.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:12

Since Mr. Buhari left the country on March 7, politicians, government officials, journalists, and members of the public have questioned who would sign the official 2017 budget bill in his absence. Osinbajo had said on Wednesday that he would sign the budget when satisfied with its contents. Osinbajo is now presiding over today's Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting inside the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:10

Dozens of "Belt and Road" projects including railways and power plants have been launched since Xi unveiled the initiative in 2013. World leaders from 29 nations as well as 1500 delegates, investors, entrepreneurs, scholars and media from more than 100 countries attended the event.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:54

A similar round of talks, also involving Choe, had been due to take place in the United States in March, but the North Korean delegation was denied USA visas at the last moment after the killing of the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the global airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, an assassination U.S.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:53

Chaffetz's impending departure has created a sharp divide between GOP legislative leaders and Herbert, also a Republican, over how to fill his vacant U.S. Chaffetz became chairman of the House Oversight committee in 2015. The White House has denied that Trump attempted to influence the investigation. The Secret Service Director Joseph P.

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:08

Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. boosted its position in shares of QUALCOMM by 10.8% in the third quarter. Willis Inv Counsel stated it has 0.62% in QUALCOMM, Inc. (NYSE:NRZ) plummeted -0.25% to $15.83. This represents a $2.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.06%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 26th.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:16

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis provided new information today on the campaign to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, saying the USA military's role in the fight will end when local police are capable of managing the threat in the region.

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:39

It noted that "patent applications are not covered by the provisions of U.N. Security Council Resolutions". "This is the desire of our two peoples but also our governments". Tillerson made the comments in a meeting with South Korean presidential envoy Hong Seok-hyun. Trump warned this month that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible, and in a show of force, sent the Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group to Korean waters to conduct drills with South Korea and Japan.

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:47

Trump. But Thursday morning, Trump tweeted a more aggressive tone, calling the investigation into potential ties between Russian Federation and his presidential campaign a "witch hunt", a sentiment he reiterated later Thursday during a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:08

Asked whether Rosenstein said if he received any pressure to come down hard on Comey, Rep. Sherman (D-CA) said, "He avoided at least 10 times any question that would answer your question". Citing two unidentified sources, CNN reported that White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures in an effort to prepare for what officials still believe is a distant possibility that Trump could have to fend off attempts to remove him from office.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:07

The ongoing probe into ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign has reportedly identified a current White House official as "a significant person of interest, " The Washington Post reports ". Comey was sacked on May 9 . He will address House members on Friday. The White House has struggled since Comey's firing to explain the chain of events that led to it and who exactly made the decision.

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:42

Several senators had already disclosed that information after emerging from their briefing with him on Thursday, and he made the same points to House members. A July 5, 2016 press conference in which Comey sharply criticized Clinton's behavior but exonerated her of any legal wrong-doing was "profoundly wrong and unfair", Rosenstein told Congress, to both the Department of Justice, which Comey had not notified before holding the press conference, and to Clinton.

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:34

Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time on Saturday with a gentle, romantic ballad that challenged the event's decades-long reputation for cheesy, glittery excess. In response, Russia's state-owned Channel 1 television is refusing to broadcast the contest, replacing Saturday's final with a screening of the film "Alien".

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:16

Zero", Trump said, at a joint news conference Thursday afternoon with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia. The White House has denied it put pressure on Mr Comey but the revelations fuelled Democratic claims that Mr Trump had tried to hide his team's connection to Russian Federation.

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:29

In a subsequent release, he said authorities had annulled his passport, even though it was valid through 2020. Capriles, who is seen as the opposition's best hope of defeating President Nicolas Maduro in elections next year, has been at the forefront of demands for a presidential recall referendum.

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:13

They are due to close until 18:00 (13:30 GMT), but in previous elections voting has been extended by several hours because of high turnout. For many in Iran , especially in affluent areas of the capital, Tehran, Rouhani has provided a glimpse of what many have long desired - engagement with the outside world, without the types of banking and visa restrictions, as well as economic sanctions - that left them feeling so isolated.

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:32

The new headlines were a fresh indication that Trump would not be able to change the subject from what appears to be an intensifying investigation reaching toward the president and his inner circle. The Justice Department on Friday distributed prepared remarks that Rosenstein delivered to Congress in separate briefings. Trott says Rosenstein answered that he didn't want to interfere with the independent investigation that will now be run by former FBI chief Robert Mueller.

by | May 20, 2017 | 10:05

James Comey cut an unorthodox path as FBI director, time and again compelled by what he described as strongly held convictions to speak with unusual candor and eloquence about the bureau's work. My view had always been that criticising the actions of a non-partisan arm of government that you don't like as "partisan" is a slippery slope that undermines the institutions of democracy.

by | May 20, 2017 | 10:04

He noted that the House Oversight Committee had demanded the memo, a move he called "appropriate". Democrats, meanwhile, pushed for a special prosecutor in the Russian Federation investigation - something they have wanted ever since Mr Trump fired his FBI director last Tuesday.

by | May 20, 2017 | 10:38

He said limits on South Korean ballistic missile ranges "make no sense" and should be lifted, while strike options should be made available to allies in the region. He wrote: 'North Korea has never respected that agreement, so we need not defer to it, either'. Asked about Beijing and Moscow's support for the six previous rounds of United Nations sanctions, Kim said both countries are "close neighbors" who "understand our nuclear projection occurred through the US continued nuclear threat ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 10:15

Some 45 percent of voters said they trusted in centrist President Emmanuel Macron's ability to tackle France's problems, while 36 percent trusted his newly appointed prime minister, Edouard Philippe, a conservative, the Elabe poll showed.

by | May 20, 2017 | 09:47

American fighter jets on Thursday struck a convoy of forces loyal to the Syrian regime that approached a base where US and British forces are training Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State , VOA News reported . "We're not increasing our role in the Syrian civil war but we will defend our troops, and that is a coalition element made up of more than just USA troops, and so we'll defend ourselves", Mattis said prior to a meeting with the Swedish defense minister.

by | May 20, 2017 | 09:43

However, the next day Trump tweeted that he would still terminate the agreement " if we do not reach a fair deal for all ". US President Donald Trump had previously threatened to withdraw completely from the agreement. America's Nafta partners welcomed the strategy of modernizing rather than scrapping the trade pact. In a statement issued earlier Thursday, Freeland said the federal government will continue to consult on NAFTA with provinces, territories, industry and union stakeholders, ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 10:00

The death toll from Venezuela's continuing nationwide protests against President Nicolás Maduro has risen to at least 37, Reuters reported on Saturday. "We are students, not terrorists", students chanted, as they marched in Caracas . Venezuela! What do we want? The president has launched moves to reform the constitution, further angering the opposition, which says he is trying to dodge elections.

by | May 20, 2017 | 10:17

But he says it's still early days and that Canadians need to step back until the Congress' review is over and the US position is clearer. A few weeks ago, he was weighing whether to pull out of the deal entirely. "The letter to Congress has a more conciliatory tone", said Gabriela Cuevas, the head of Mexico's Senate foreign relations committee and a member of the opposition National Action Party.

by | May 20, 2017 | 10:15

China will also provide emergency food aid worth 2 billion yuan to developing countries along the Belt and Road and make an additional contribution of 1 billion USA dollars to the Assistance Fund for South-South Cooperation. India skipped the just-concluded Belt and Road forum in Beijing in opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that passes through Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:01

Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY. Looks like Anthony Weiner may finally be coming clean! For those who haven't seen the Anthony Weiner pictures, they're still on internet and the scandal is still all people think about when they hear his name.

by | May 20, 2017 | 09:11

GNA Prime Minister Fayez Seraj announced that he was suspending both Defence Minister Mahdi Al-Barghathi and Third Force commander Jamal Traiki, "until it is determined who was responsible for violating the ceasefire". "Perpetrators must be brought to justice". "This cowardly attack aims to strike the strong social side of the legitimate authorities represented in the House of Representatives and its government, as well as the Libyan armed forces fighting terrorism", the eastern-based ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 10:08

And Scott, the president reportedly made these comments in his meeting last week with Russia's foreign minister and ambassador. Trump criticized Comey for a recent performance testifying to Congress and said Comey's replacement is "going to be outstanding".