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by | May 21, 2017 | 03:58

The party points to research which estimates cannabis legalisation could be worth up to £1.05 billion to the British economy through tax revenues and reduced criminal justice costs. Mr Farron was again forced off message over his religious views and had to confirm he supports a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy after a 2007 interview resurfaced in which he reportedly said abortion was "wrong".

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:48

The address at Chatham House was seen as an opportunity for Mr Corbyn to reverse the party's fortunes following a disastrous week, in which copies of his draft manifesto were leaked to the press. Jeremy Corbyn has rejected claims he is a pacifist, saying he accepts that military action "under global law and as a genuine last resort" is sometimes necessary.

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:31

Now, the only question is, how far do Trump and Erdogan extend, realizing their geostrategic ambitions? This comes three days after President Trump approved a plan to arm Syrian Kurds so they can participate in the battle to retake Syria's northern province of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) group.

by | May 21, 2017 | 04:27

The two figures, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mahdi Karroubi, both endorsed Rouhani, as did Mohammad Khatami, another reformist who served as Iran's president from 1997 to 2005. Political analysts predicted Rouhani would be the favored candidate. You are the real winners of the election. Around 3% of the votes are declared spoilt ballots, he noted, adding that the latest figures show that Rouhani has won 22,796,468 votes, equivalent to 56.88% of the ballots.

by | May 21, 2017 | 04:27

The US airstrike against the lead elements of the Shia jihadist column heading towards Al-Tanf may therefore also be an attempt to disrupt Iranian expansionism and to contain its regional ambitions. Russian and Syrian officials Friday strongly condemned a USA airstrike on pro-Syrian government forces in southern Syria a day earlier, calling it an act of aggression and rejecting the United States' justification for the attack.

by | May 21, 2017 | 04:20

The Times report added to the impression given by Trump himself in a television interview last week in which he said that the Russian Federation issue was a factor in firing Comey, although the White House has given different versions of the reasons for the dismissal.

by | May 21, 2017 | 02:42

It was India that had initiated the proceedings so as to be able to defend Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court last month. He said Pakistan has already informed the ICJ that it does not accept its jurisdiction in matters related to the national security. He said the ICJ has rightly held that India should have been granted consular access as per the Vienna Convention to which both the countries have been signatories.

by | May 21, 2017 | 02:33

Instead, just a few days out from his arrival in Jerusalem , a collective nervousness hangs over the Holy City. Will President Trump and Secretary Tillerson embrace Middle East reality, and reject political correctness, by avoiding procrastination on the relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem , thus sparing the US further erosion of its posture of deterrence in the Middle East and beyond? The reason is simple: By the time Mr.

by | May 21, 2017 | 01:39

As for the separate report of a “person of interest” under investigation, the Post said the senior White House adviser “under scrutiny” is someone close to the president but did not name the person. Rosenstein only told House members that he appointed a special counsel to restore Americans' faith in the Russian Federation investigation, saying that interference in USA elections should not be a partisan issue.

by | May 21, 2017 | 01:46

It has been 10 years since a US First Lady last wore a hijab style scarf in Saudi Arabia. "Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs", Trump said. The package includes tanks, combat ships, missile defense systems, radar and communications and cybersecurity technology. The State Department said the agreement could support "tens of thousands of new jobs in the United States".

by | May 21, 2017 | 01:24

Two Chinese Su-30 fighter planes on Wednesday approached a U.S. WC-135 surveillance plane and flew near it, according to the U.S. military, which said the American plane was in global airspace. Col. Lori Hodge, a spokesperson for the U.S Air Force's Pacific Air Forces in a statement. "We would rather discuss it privately with China", Hodge said in an email to The Associated Press.

by | May 21, 2017 | 01:33

On May 18, sources familiar with the FBI investigation into Russia's role in the election disclosed that Flynn had six previously undisclosed instances of communication with Russian officials between April through November 2016. In February, the day after Flynn was ousted, the president asked now-fired FBI director James Comey to drop an FBI investigation into Flynn. Flynn - the former national security adviser who was sacked in February for misleading Vice President Pence and other White ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 01:59

The movement will be renamed as "La Republique En Marche" on July 15. In Britain much of the focus around the election result was on what the victory of Mr Macron and his expected close relationsihp with Mrs Merkel will mean for the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

by | May 21, 2017 | 01:59

US Embassy in Tel Aviv. The dispute arose when US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the president was being "very careful to understand how such a decision would impact a peace process". After the report the Prime Minister's Office took the unusual step of releasing minutes from the Netanyahu-Trump meeting to prove that the Prime Minister supports the USA embassy move.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:54

Haley answered Putin and others who have made similar comments about the United States: "What about North Korea intimidating us?" North Korea conducted its latest ballistic missile test on Sunday in defiance of U.N. China retaliated against Seoul's deployment of the THAAD missile defense system by suspending visits to South Korea by Chinese tour groups and trips to China by South Korean entertainers.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:13

Wednesday's New York Times report , citing two people familiar with the case, claimed that Flynn told the Trump transition team more than two weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:59

Trump told NBC two days after firing Comey, however, that he meant to do it "regardless" of Rosenstein's recommendation. He said Rosenstein made clear that Mueller would have the freedom take the probe wherever he needs. Rosenstein yesterday. But Rosenstein confirmed to lawmakers that he learned of Trump's decision to fire Comey one day before writing the memo outlining his perceived misconduct.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:48

That is according to a document summarising the meeting obtained by The New York Times . The hearing will be scheduled after Memorial Day. Comey also reportedly filed a memo after a February 14 White House meeting in which he claimed that Trump asked him to end the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

by | May 21, 2017 | 01:35

Separately, the Times reports that Trump bragged to Kislyak and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov about firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation head Comey. "Everybody thinks so", Trump said. Trump has reacted furiously to the appointment. "We'll get rid of the smoke and see where the actual issues lie", said Sen.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:58

And he envisions new partnerships with traditional allies in the Middle East. It will also bolster the kingdom's "ability to contribute to counter-terrorism operations across the region, reducing the burden on the USA military to conduct those operations", the official added.

by | May 21, 2017 | 01:24

The move sparked protests in South Korea, with some citizens claiming the system could provoke the North to strike. All 15 members of the U.N. Security Council, the world organization's most powerful body, this week called the launch a violation of existing sanctions and vowed to take new measures, including additional sanctions.

by | May 21, 2017 | 01:14

Will be strongly protecting American interests - that's what I like to do! The first lady wore long sleeves and trousers in keeping with the strict dress code that Saudi Arabia enforces for its female citizens but she did not cover her head.

by | May 21, 2017 | 01:27

United Nations sanctions monitors said they are investigating the case for any violations. Haley previously indicated that new sanctions could target oil, a critical import for North Korea mainly from China, and she added that the US also wanted sanctions on organizations and businesses in third world countries that are helping Pyongyang.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:56

Although Rouhani has been deeply entrenched in Iran's security establishment since the early days of the revolution, he has emerged as the standard-bearer for reformists after their movement was decimated in the wake of mass protests in 2009.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:15

Hard-line cleric Ebrahim Raisi , is close to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , Iran's supreme leader, who stopped short of endorsing anyone in the election. Of the 41 million votes cast, Rouhani collected 23 million (or 57 percent), soundly defeating his chief opponent, Ebrahim Raisi, who received 15.7 million (38.5 percent).

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:26

National Security Council, on Tuesday, and afterward South Korea's presidential Blue House announced that Moon would meet Trump in Washington next month. The comments from Trump and Moon were still reverberating Sunday when the North Korea leader literally slapped away the olive branches held out by the two presidents.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:40

The Saudis are Iran's biggest enemies in the region and are expected to push hard for Trump to turn his back on the nuclear deal . On the campaign trail, Rouhani had pledged to pursue talks with the U.S. The PM expressed confidence that Iran would continue to achieve new heights under the dynamic leadership of President Rouhani . The president's sweep of the election will give him a larger popular mandate during his second term than he had in his first.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:52

Like past U.S. first ladies visiting Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump's hair was not covered in the local custom, and she shook Salman's hand upon arriving in the kingdom. "Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs". Senior adviser and President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, travelling as part of the presidential entourage, was also seen not wearing an abaya (traditional robe).

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:49

All eyes will be on the top four race in the final day of the 2016/17 Premier League. "The Champions League, for different reasons, is a wonderful competition". Liverpool often talk about competing for the most sought after players while simultaneously expecting understanding when they don't get them because of the wealth, power and location of rivals.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:40

Asked about U.S. pledges of support, Erdogan suggested he will seek further guarantees when he meets Trump. At the moment, however, annihilating Islamic State is the overriding priority in the Syrian civil war-reason enough to make arming the Kurds official U.S.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:59

The dress was constructed with a cap sleeve, high neckline and featured a corseted bodice with draping to the front and heart-shaped detail at the back. The Duchess of Cambridge had admitted she was a little anxious about how her children would behave. Middleton had several serious boyfriends before Matthews proposed a year ago.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:39

In the Oval Office weeks later, Comey told associates, the president asked him to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "The investigation would have always continued, and obviously the termination of Comey would not have ended it". Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Congress Friday he stands by a memo he wrote bluntly criticizing Comey.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:23

In the remarks, Rosenstein said he learned a day before Comey's firing that Trump wanted to dismiss him. WASHINGTON , D.C., USA - MAY 10, 2017: President Donald Trump of the United States, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and Russia's Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak (4th L) during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House.

by | May 21, 2017 | 01:08

George, who turns 4 in July , served as a pageboy at Middleton's wedding to financier James Matthews, while Charlotte, 2, served as a bridesmaid. "Cannot cope with the fact Spencer Matthews and the future King are rubbing shoulders today at Pippa's wedding", read a tweet along with a picture of Matthews, 27, and Prince William shaking hands.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:25

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a target of criminal investigations in Sweden and the United States, had promised to accept extradition if Manning was freed. One of her first photos was a picture of her feet, writing "First steps of freedom!" Another post showed a single slice of pepperoni pizza on a plate, with the phrase, "So, I'm already enjoying my first hot, greasy pizza", followed by a smiley-face emoticon.