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by | May 20, 2017 | 16:07

French President Emmanuel Macron is greeted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) prior to talks at the Chancellery in Berlin on May 15, 2017. "Macron on the move to the centre-right", headlined right-leaning newspaper Le Figaro, while left-leaning Liberation headlined its coverage of the cabinet line-up "Mostly of the right".

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:19

Communications were severed by the North previous year, Lee said, in the wake of new sanctions following North Korea's fifth nuclear test and Pyongyang's decision to shut down a joint industrial zone operated inside the North. "Furthermore, the capacity of the coal-fired power plants is small and June is off-peak season, so we think there would be little impact on the country's power supplies", a presidential official said.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:41

People cheer as missile developers arrive in Pyongyang, North Korea. At the United Nations, North Korea's deputy ambassador, Kim In Ryong, was defiant. BEIJING, May 19 (Reuters) - China wants to put ties with South Korea back on a "normal track", President Xi Jinping said on Friday, but Beijing also urged Seoul to respect its concerns and resolve tensions over the deployment of a US anti-missile system that it opposes.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:10

This did not just happen itself, and people have made huge sacrifices to get to where we are today. "That means being prudent about our public finances and by doing that having a more ambitious, more expansionary economic policy". Minister Varadkar says despite his early lead, he hasn't won anything yet - but he has the best intentions for the country. The Cork South Central TD, who is now the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, is expected to contest the ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:42

The investigation into potential ties between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign is now looking into a possible cover-up, according to McClatchy . But, warning that leaks were undermining national security, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said: "By grandstanding and politicising the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation".

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:03

A senior White House aide told DailyMail.com on Wednesday that the idea of Guilfoyle briefing the press at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue 'is a total non-starter. The Wall Street Journal on Saturday said rumors about Spicer possibly being replaced picked up steam after Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey .

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:38

However Mr Raisi has support among the poor and in rural areas. Rouhani swept into office four years ago on a promise to reduce Iran's worldwide isolation. "I feel a chill in my spine imagining he will be president". First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri and Mayor of Tehran , Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf were other presidential candidates who quit the presidential race to support their favorite candidates (Rouhani and Raeisi respectively).

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:25

The average Iranian has yet to see the benefits of the deal, which saw Iran limit its contested nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of some sanctions. Presidential election is also being held in 102 countries. Two candidates had announced pulling out from the race: Tehran's hardline mayor, Mohammed Baqer Ghalibaf, who pledged his support for Raisi and Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri , a reformist supporting Rouhani.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:52

Matt Murray, inserted into the lineup by Coach Mike Sullivan , made 22 saves in his first start of the playoffs. "It's tough when you give up that many goals in the first period you don't really give yourself or your team a chance in the game", Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:07

Mark Warner, announced Friday that Comey will testify in an open setting before the committee. The news comes at the tail end of a whirlwind day in Washington, following reports that President Trump told Russian diplomats he fired "nut job" Comey to "relieve pressure" from the Russia investigation, and that a senior White House adviser is a target of the law enforcement investigation into any ties between Russia and Trump associates.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:35

But Les Republicains, which already viewed the appointment of Philippe as an attempt by Macron to gain ground at its expense, accused the president of trying to "blur the lines" ahead of June's parliamentary elections. "This shows Europe is the priority", a French diplomatic source said of the rare inclusion of Europe in the foreign ministry portfolio, although also sounding a warning note on his suitability for the role.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:34

The Iranian expatriates, who joined their 55 million countrymen in picking the Islamic Republic's next leader, cast their votes at six polling stations across the country: four in Kuala Lumpur, one in Johor Baru and one in Penang. Raisi won the support of two major clerical bodies and promised to boost welfare payments to the poor. But his revolutionary rhetoric and efforts to win over working class voters with promises of increased handouts appear to have gained limited traction.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:43

A South Korean government source told the JoongAng Ilbo Tuesday that the ballistic missile re-entry vehicle escaped and successfully re-entered the atmosphere, according to analysis of data communication with North Korea's ground control center during the most recent intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) launch by North Korea on Sunday.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:41

Comey's decision ended more than a week of speculation about whether he would appear publicly to make his case since he was sacked by Trump on 9 May, and underscores how the probe is accelerating. The Post also reported that while the initial investigation was into coordination between Trump officials and Russian Federation, sources said it has expanded to include potential financial crimes committed by those close to Trump.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:55

Sunday's test came less than a week after South Korea elected a new president, Moon Jae-In, who advocates reconciliation with Pyongyang and had expressed a willingness to visit the North to ease tensions. The North's KCNA news agency said Sunday's test launch verified the homing feature of the warhead that allowed it to survive "under the worst re-entry situation" and accurately detonate.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:33

Per McClatchy , the cover up is the third "branch" of an investigation that began as a look into Russian interference, and then began to examine whether the Trump team colluded with the Russians. But the president undercut that argument a day later, telling NBC News, "When I chose to just do it, I said to myself - I said, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story".

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:48

Mr. Trump said: "I'm not under investigation". Meanwhile, the federal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation has tagged a current White House official as a "significant person of interest", the Washington Post reported on Friday.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:19

The members said he said he'd been told of the decision to fire Comey before he was asked to write the memo. ( Rosenstein backed up this version , telling a Senate committee that Trump had already chose to fire Comey before he wrote his letter.) But after Trump saw the backlash to his seeming honesty, he and his staff backtracked to the recommendation line.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:07

A check of his Twitter feed shows multiple tweets accusing Saudi Arabia of "freeloading", including this one from June of 2015 . President Donald Trump is preparing for a busy day of meetings in Saudi Arabia . He was joined by First Lady Melania Trump. Billboards featuring images of Trump and the king dotted the highways of Riyadh , emblazoned with the motto "Together we prevail".

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:31

Ambassador Kim In Ryong told a news conference. " But what is important is not words, but actions ". South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on May 14 there was a "high possibility" of conflict with North Korea, which is pressing ahead with nuclear and missile programmes it says it needs to counter U.S.

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:30

They trained with me many times . Jose Mourinho has admitted he is concerned about throwing in several youngsters against Crystal Palace on Sunday, but believes he has no choice. I know the kids. "I wasn't surprised, I really don't know why you're surprised they reached the final", Mourinho added. Mourinho is waiting on for the results of scans for Marouane Fellaini, while Wayne Rooney will probably not play.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:04

The official spoke on the matter one day after Bloomberg reported that Trump had already decided against the move. Many in the worldwide community do not consider any part of Jerusalem to be part of Israel, arguing that the city's status must be determined through negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:58

President Trump set off Friday for his first foreign trip as president, a nine-day, five-stop tour of the Middle East and Europe that comes amid turmoil at home. The Trumps are scheduled to return to Washington on May 27. Almost all of Trump's senior White House officials are traveling with him. Media captionTrump's first trip: What's on the agenda in Saudi Arabia? According to CNN , in Europe they are especially anxious about whether "Trump will get out of the Paris climate agreement ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:08

The Democratic Forces made clear it is capable enough with the forces and support it already has. At their closest point, the US-backed forces are just eight kilometres from the city. Syrian state media said 718 fighters and 528 others were bused out of the Barzeh and Tishreen neighborhoods in the second round of departures from the area since it came under government siege last month.

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:37

Burr said Flynn's decision was not a surprise to the Intelligence Committee members, and they would figure out next steps if necessary. Asked about his opinion of the president now, Flynn reiterated his loyalty to Trump. Burr made clear in his original statement Thursday that the committee's investigation would continue apace despite Flynn's non-compliance. On Wednesday, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to act as special counsel to lead an ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:23

Xi's remarks came in a meeting with South Korean special envoy Lee Hae-chan, who was dispatched to Beijing by new President Moon Jae-in on a mission to reopen contacts and seek a way out of the current impasse that has hit South Korean businesses hard.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:00

They hit advancing vehicles outside a base called Tanf, near the Jordanian border. There is a Syrian regime base nearby, the official said, adding that forces there are equipping to handle about a battalion's worth of troops. "The new US strike on government troops in Syria is a continuation of Washington's non-constructive policy", said Leonid Slutsky, the head of the International Affairs Committee of the State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian parliament.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:43

The short clip , which is meant to promote the president's first trip overseas, highlights five destinations in four countries he's slated to visit: Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy (including the Vatican) and Belgium. A number of Republican congressmen at the event alluded to McMaster's refusal to name the Western Wall as Israeli territory and called for moving the embassy to Jerusalem .

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.