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by | May 21, 2017 | 19:53

Kanter himself posted a message on Twitter , declaring himself "all good" and saying that he would hold a press conference on Sunday. Kanter also tweeted a photo with Romanian border officials. In his video, Kanter, who appears to be in a terminal waiting area, asks for prayers for his situation. Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport.

by | May 21, 2017 | 18:38

The Sinaloa state correspondent for the national La Jornada daily, Valdez was shot to death in the state capital of Culiacan, a city widely regarded as a stronghold of organized crime groups. He was the fifth reporter killed since March, making Mexico one of the deadliest countries for journalism. La Jornada reported that Valdez Cárdenas had received multiple anonymous death threats within the last three months.

by | May 21, 2017 | 20:05

In response to a question about reports that a current White House official is caught up in the investigation, Tillerson said "I do not have any information or knowledge regarding the person of interest". The deal's letter of intent will "support Saudi Arabia's defense needs" with naval ships, tanks and other vehicles that were part of agreements with former administrations.

by | May 21, 2017 | 19:30

Trump had earlier released a statement saying he looked forward to the matter being concluded "quickly", following Wednesday's appointment of ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the federal investigation into Russia's alleged election meddling.

by | May 21, 2017 | 20:06

Trump held meetings with several Arab world leaders Sunday morning, ahead of a planned speech on confronting Islamist extremism and later a forum on Twitter . Sisi led the toppling of Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013. Last month, Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency after two church bombings claimed by Islamic State killed more than 45 people.

by | May 21, 2017 | 18:58

Seth Moulton tweeted on Friday . And the New York Times reported that the president had told Russian officials he felt the dismissal of his Federal Bureau of Investigation director had relieved "great pressure" on him. For all the media's obsession with palace intrigue, with reporters giddily crafting sweeping portraits of Trump's generals and court jesters, the fundamental truth had little to do with whether Steve Bannon was Darth Vader incarnate or Kellyanne Conway was an Orwellian ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 18:54

He was greeted by the Saudi king and a long red carpet upon arrival to the capital, Riyadh , Saturday morning for his first overseas visit in office. It will be closely watched given the anti-Muslim comments by Trump during his presidential campaign and his attempt after inauguration to institute a temporary USA entry ban on nationals and refugees from several Muslim-majority countries, although not including Saudi Arabia .

by | May 21, 2017 | 18:21

The newly elected French president unveiled his cabinet yesterday, honouring his pledge to introduce gender-parity across the roles, with half of the 22 posts taken up by women. Gerard Collomb (Je-RAR Koll-OMB), a 69-year-old Socialist, was appointed interior minister. "We don't want to be the biggest opposition force, we want to have the majority to govern the country", said Baroin.

by | May 21, 2017 | 19:36

One person accused her of having a bomb. "We will be putting that on the schedule soon", he said. "It's their hatred, it's not our hatred". In the meantime, a presidential spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi told reporters in Kabul today that President Ghani will leave for Saudi Arabia to attend the conference hosted by the country.

by | May 21, 2017 | 19:01

For 36 years, Democrats have routinely called for impeaching Republican presidents at the drop of a hat. "This is what I expected", said Jeff Klusmeier, an insurance agent in Louisville, Kentucky. "I'm happy to share that whoever's fault it is. any time you're dealing with this much stuff, you are having to spend energy, time and resources, which means by proxy it is a distraction from the other things you're doing".

by | May 21, 2017 | 18:19

The Republican leader faces allegations he asked his FBI director James Comey to halt a probe of a senior former advisor, and dismissed Comey in a bid to curb an investigation into his campaign team's possible collusion with Russian Federation.

by | May 21, 2017 | 19:36

A spokesman for the Labour leader said MI5 kept files on "many peace and labour movement campaigners" at the time . "Our plans for public ownership and greater transparency will slash bills and drive investment in efficiency and renewables".

by | May 21, 2017 | 19:20

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said that residents should be aware of possible storm fix scams, where unreputable contractors demand money up front and don't do the work, do shoddy or do incomplete work. The storms may be strong to severe, and may include strong winds, hail and tornadoes. "There is definitely the potential for all the severe weather hazards", including tornadoes and hail, Hultquist said.

by | May 21, 2017 | 18:05

The unrelenting hellfire of scandal lapped its flames against the scorched hide of American democracy twice more on Friday afternoon, inflicting fresh wounds on President Donald Trump's White House. Comey's abrupt firing came as a shock last week, with competing explanations from the White House and the president as to what spurred the dismissal.

by | May 21, 2017 | 18:52

The government has said that this list of taxation rates for goods and services will be subject to further vetting during which the list may undergo some changes. Daily usage items like Toothpaste, hair oil, soaps and many other items are kept at 18 percent GST rate . The council postponed the decision to June 3 on the GST rate for gold.

by | May 21, 2017 | 18:15

The all-powerful GST Council finalised four tax rates of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent for services including telecom, insurance, hotels and restaurants under the biggest tax reform since the Independence. The rates are as per the slabs and there are certain basic items like eggs, milk, buttermilk, curd, natural honey, fresh fruits and vegetables, flour that are exempted.

by | May 21, 2017 | 18:56

Saudi Arabia's air defense unit said on Friday that it had shot down a Houthi ballistic missile around 200km (120 miles) southwest of the capital, Riyadh . Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. It came as dozens of senior US business executives met Saudi counterparts at a conference coinciding with the visit of President Donald Trump to Riyadh .

by | May 21, 2017 | 19:00

Spicer, played by McCarthy, lashed out at the mock press corps over questions about Russian Federation and Trump's firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation direct James Comey. Numerous passersby caught video of McCarthy rolling down 58th Street outside the Time Warner Center in the motorized podium that has been used in her previous Spicer sketches.

by | May 21, 2017 | 17:43

The report did not name the adviser. In reaction to that report, Spicer said, "As the President has stated before - a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity". 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. "I believe it.

by | May 21, 2017 | 18:47

The fall of Tabqa leaves no other major urban settlements on the road to Raqqa, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away. Trump is scheduled to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington next Tuesday and Wednesday. "We believe that from now on and after this historic decision, [the YPG] will play a stronger, more influential and more decisive role in combating terrorism at a fast pace", Redur Xelil, YPG spokesperson, said in a written statement .

by | May 21, 2017 | 18:42

But the United States will not have any dialogue with the North for the sake of dialogue and the use of pressure was the premise in the approach to Pyongyang, Hong quoted Trump as saying, according to Yonhap . The North Korean regime of Kim Jong Un has been aggressively pursuing a nuclear-tipped ICBM capable of striking as far away as the US mainland. The White House said it was aware North Korea had launched a medium range ballistic missile (MRBM) and noted its range was shorter than ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 17:51

He also ruled out any compromise on the issue of Jadhav and said "when there will be matter of our national interest and security, then there will be no compromise". Aziz clarified that the decision to send the lawyer to represent Pakistan in the Jadhav case, was a unanimous decision of all stakeholders in the country.

by | May 21, 2017 | 17:12

Thousands of people gathered in central Tehran to celebrate Rouhani's victory. "We won. We did what we should do for our country". She said she spent more than three hours outside waiting to vote, "but it was worth it". Just as Iran's presidential vote took place, US President Donald Trump headed to Iran's main regional rival, Saudi Arabia, to begin a trip that will include a stop in Israel.

by | May 21, 2017 | 17:08

The objective of those visits was "to pave the ground for fruitful discussions between the two presidents". On Tuesday, the Pentagon announced that US President Donald Trump had approved the arming of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ahead of an attempt to drive Daesh from Raqqah.

by | May 21, 2017 | 16:35

What were the circumstances around Rosenstein's reported threat to resign if the White House continued to push the story that he initiated the move to fire Comey? In an atypical move Thursday, a sitting president publicly criticized a law enforcement matter decided by his own Justice Department.

by | May 21, 2017 | 16:40

A brief statement ahead of a press conference by the prosecutor later on Friday said: "Director of Public Prosecution, Marianne Ny, has today made a decision to discontinue the investigation regarding suspected rape (lesser degree) by Julian Assange".

by | May 21, 2017 | 17:19

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. China has signed Belt and Road-related agreements with 68 countries and worldwide organisations. Italy sticks to the one-China policy and will play its role in promoting EU-China ties, Gentiloni said.

by | May 21, 2017 | 17:15

A police officer chases a protester, in this still image captured from a video footage, during a violent clash outside the Turkish ambassador's residence between protesters and Turkish security personnel, May 16, 2017. Online court records say he must return to court June 1 and Necmi on July 12. Ankara regards the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which is a USA ally in the fight against Islamic State, as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group fighting a decades-old ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 17:15

Mueller's appointment changed that, however; Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan reportedly invited Rosenstein to brief the House of Representatives on Friday. The Justice Department on May 17, 2017, appointed Mueller as a special counsel to over. "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history ", he said in a tweet.

by | May 21, 2017 | 16:22

Trump, referring to the FBI's investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state, said that the steady flow of news surrounding that probe helped him as a candidate in the 2016 presidential election.

by | May 21, 2017 | 17:34

Among them was a 15 billion United States dollar arrangement with GE focused on power, oil and gas, and health care. During the two-day visit, Sharif will also hold talks with Saudi leadership and will discuss several economic and security agreements.

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.