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by | May 21, 2017 | 15:33

Saturday's capstone was the signing of a $110 billion arms deal between the two countries, an agreement brokered primarily by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. The US President's trip was greeted with public enthusiasm. For a president who campaigned on an "America First" platform, the trip is a crucial moment for United States allies to size up Trump's commitment to decades-long partnerships while trying to move behind his previous controversial statements .

by | May 21, 2017 | 16:18

According to the newly-revealed document , Mr Trump told Russian officials the day after Mr Comey left his job: "I just fired the head of the F.B.I". While the White House initially pointed to a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, outlining Comey's mismanagement of the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server, as the impetus for his termination, Trump later admitted that the Russian Federation investigation - which he has ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 16:30

Trump said the day, spent bouncing between meetings and ceremonies in Riyadh, had been "tremendous". "President Trump understands that America First does not mean America alone", said H.R. But fresh news reports about the Russian Federation investigation surfaced shortly after Trump departed and threatened to overshadow the nine-day trip.

by | May 21, 2017 | 15:06

Seoul and Washington have argued that the missile system is aimed at North Korean aggression, while China sees it as a threat to its own security. During the call, the presidents discussed the deployment of the THAAD missile defence system in South Korea , which has always been criticized by China, as well as Moon's concerns about China's perceived economic retaliation against South Korea , according to Yonhap news agency.

by | May 21, 2017 | 15:15

Low-income recipients made slightly too much to qualify for traditional Medicaid or not eligible because they were considered able-bodied adults. The House bill actually enhances federal funding for the 31 states and the District of Columbia that chose to expand its Medicaid program.

by | May 21, 2017 | 15:51

He joked that some USA media were acting like communist newspapers in the former Soviet Union, and not offering real news. According to the same official, the Israelis prepared themselves for a working relationship with a new U.S. "If you are talking about that, I can see no secrets here", he said . Picture posted to Russian social media account shows President Trump flanked by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (L) and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (R) as they share a laugh ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 15:40

Crucially, it puts Labour comfortably above the 30.4% share of the vote achieved by Ed Miliband in 2015, a benchmark which some supporters argue should remove pressure on Mr Corbyn to quit if he fails to win power. Things did get better under Labour. The Metropolitan Police's Special Branch was also monitoring the Labour leader at around the same time, but it is unclear if the intelligence was shared, the Telegraph reports.

by | May 21, 2017 | 15:31

France's new President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday (15 May) vowed to give a new impetus to Europe, even if it requires treaty change, after Macron appointed a prime minister from the conservative camp. The 48-year-old served as agriculture minister from 2009 to 2012 under former President Nicolas Sarkozy. Emmanuel Macron himself has been referred to as a " zombie Catholic " by his biographer Marc Endeweld, meaning that, while not actively practicing ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 15:15

The U.N. agency said Saturday there are now 11 suspected cases, including three reported deaths, in Likati in Congo's northern Bas-Uele Province. According to him, WHO Regional Director for Africa Minshidiso Moeti will also arrive in Kinshasa over the weekend to attend a coordination meeting on this public health emergency with a view to providing all the necessary support by the organization to the DRC.

by | May 21, 2017 | 16:03

Rosenstein signed the order appointing Mueller before informing Sessions or the White House, according to the New York Times . Mueller's appointment changed that, however; Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan reportedly invited Rosenstein to brief the House of Representatives on Friday.

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:54

Overall, the Car Wash probe has led to more than 90 convictions of businessmen and politicians and prompted the investigation of dozens of sitting Congress members and a third of Temer's cabinet. The conversation, which was provided to prosecutors as part of a plea bargain with Batista, is now evidence with the Supreme Court. In a statement late Saturday, Batista's company said the recording was turned over in full and that neither it nor any other evidence provided by JBS executives had ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:57

It came two days after Mr Rosenstein named Mr Mueller as a special counsel to investigate possible co-ordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. Mr Comey had been running an inquiry into possible collusion between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's election campaign. In addition to the Times report, a Washington Post report published around the same time this afternoon revealed that the ongoing Russian Federation probe ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 15:05

For Rafinha, the midfielder picked up an injury during the April 2 match against Grana while Barcelona's right-winger Vidal has been out since February with an ankle injury, which will prevent him from playing with the Catalans for the remainder of the season.

by | May 21, 2017 | 15:30

He did not enter a plea and is due back in court next week. His next court appearance is May 24. Alyssa Elsman, 18, from MI was killed and 22 others, including Elsman's 13-year-old sister, were hurt when Richard Rojas drove through dozens of pedestrians on the sidewalk in Times Square around noon on Thursday.

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:52

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez knew the Kentucky Derby victor was up against it early in the race. But Cloud Computing, with Javier Castellano riding, had other ideas. Kentucky Derby champion Always Dreaming revealed a tank on "E" and sighed to eighth, and the rising 38-year-old trainer Chad Brown had annexed his loudest feat yet.

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:04

The arms announcement also comes amid new private sector agreements after U.S. and Saudi Arabian companies gathered Tuesday for a Saudi-U.S. CEO Forum. The distinction also was bestowed upon Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. The White House official described the agreements as "a significant expansion of the over seven-decade-long security relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia".

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:48

The king did not greet Obama at the airport during his final visit to the nation a year ago. The visit to the kingdom's capital kicked off Trump's first foreign trip as president, an ambitious, five-stop swing that will take him through the Middle East and into Europe.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:11

This was the first time the Chinese leader has called a South Korean president to congratulate him or her on an election victory, said Yoon Young-chan, Moon's press secretary, at a press briefing. It added the two leaders "agreed to continue to strengthen the United States-Republic of Korea alliance and to deepen the enduring friendship between our two countries".

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:46

Most recently, a CHP MP, Öztürk Yılmaz, criticized the governing party and Erdoğan for failing to stand up against the U.S. At the same time, the party is expected to warn the governing party to avoid putting Turkey in the position of North Korea by antagonizing the worldwide community.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:13

We look forward to the day the United States acknowledges that reality. As Mr. Trump prepares to board Air Force One, the atmosphere is entirely different. And yet here again, Mr. Trump has wavered. Unfortunately, Trump's decision is not a surprise. He has until June 1 to decide on whether to move the embassy, or keep it in place for an indefinite amount of time .

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:27

The president's stop in Saudi Arabia's dusty desert capital kicked off his first foreign trip as president, an ambitious, five-stop swing that will take him through the Middle East and into Europe. Top regional ally Saudi Arabia has said the trip will conclude political and commercial agreements and will help bolster the joint fight against extremist militants.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:45

WikiLeaks' release of classified material has continued unabated during Assange's five years in the Ecuadorean embassy. WikiLeaks played a central role in the 2016 presidential race when it published e-mails stolen through hacking the Democratic National Committee and later from Mr John Podesta, chairman of Mrs Hillary Clinton's campaign.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:08

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it is likely he will eventually speak to his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, "at the right time", although he has no plans to talk to him at this point. Shiite-dominated Iran is the arch rival of Sunni heavyweight Saudi Arabia, which along with other Gulf monarchies accuse Tehran of meddling in their internal affairs.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:06

Members of the committee draft articles of impeachment, essentially, charges of high crimes or misdemeanors against the president. Two-thirds of each house in Congress has to agree that the president is incapacitated for him to be removed.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:14

In 2013 Chinese President Xi Jinping had unveiled the "Silk Road Economic Belt" and the "21st Century Maritime Silk Road", representing a modern trade route built on the traditional Silk Route and calling for changes to foreign policy and trade from China.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:43

Russian President Vladimir Putin and new French leader Emmanuel Macron discussed boosting poor ties between Paris and Moscow in their first phone conversation, the Kremlin said Thursday. Spurring economic development in the impoverished Sahel is also part of his strategy, he said. "France has the military and political power to bring back peace in Mali, but we observe that even groups that signed the peace agreement are still fighting each other".

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:54

Citing a slew of recent controversies - including Comey's messy dismissal, as well as recent reports of Trump sharing classified information with Russia - Gergen said that things appear to be unraveling at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Comey said he was asked to drop the bureau's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn . Trump said he was justified in canning Comey, despite the complaints he's received from Democrats and Republicans over the timing.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:45

The re-election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is unlikely to change the skepticism with which he is viewed by the Trump administration as the public face of a government opposed to U.S. He is close to the supreme leader, who stopped short of endorsing anyone in the election. The victory reverberated in seats of power across the globe, on the Iranian streets and at the highest level of Iranian power.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:57

The latest crisis to beset Trump comes days after an another revelation by the daily which claimed that the president has asked sacked FBI director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties between his former national security adviser Mike Flynn and Russian Federation.

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:34

Late Friday, the Senate intelligence committee announced that Comey had agreed to testify at an open hearing at an undetermined date after Memorial Day. In a letter to Comey, Trump said the firing was necessary to restore "public trust and confidence" in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Sean Spicer, Trump's press secretary, did not dispute the account of the Oval Office statements.

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:34

The package includes tanks, combat ships, missile defense systems, radar and communications and cybersecurity technology. He will then travel to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis, after that he will meet with allies at a NATO Summit in Brussels and then Sicily for the G7 summit.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:16

And he largely kept a distance from reporters who were unable to ask about the tumult at home. "That was a tremendous day". Trump called the day "tremendous" and said it would result in "hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs".

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:13

Gunmen entered a bank in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday and opened fire, killing at least two people and wounding many more, officials said. The Kabul Bank branch is located in a busy area of Gardez city, the capital of Paktia province. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Taliban insurgents have recently increased their attacks against Afghan security forces across the country.

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:56

In another development, the Washington Post said a White House official close to Trump was a significant "person of interest" in the investigation into possible ties with Russian Federation. He made history by becoming the first US president to make a majority Muslim country the first stop of an overseas trip. US President Donald Trump in his first foreign visit to Saudi Arabia has sealed an arms deal.

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:47

The Instagram account of Rouhani ally, former president Mohammad Khatami, showed a picture of Rouhani making a victory sign and ran the slogan "Hope prevailed over isolation". 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.