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by | May 22, 2017 | 07:40

Trump's inaugural trip overseas as president. The major speech, which Trump delivered Sunday during an Arab-Islamic-American summit in Riyadh to leaders of 55 Muslim-majority countries, marks Trump's first effort to reach out to the world's 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide.

by | May 22, 2017 | 08:32

Ontario also saw flooding. About 124 cities and towns in the province of Quebec were affected by flooding that inundated 1,326 residences, according to Urgences Quebec. The has military raced to sandbag homes, and schools and official buildings have been closed in some areas as the province continued to grapple with the disaster.

by | May 22, 2017 | 06:57

KCNA said the goal of the test was to verify technical indexes of the weapon system and examine its adaptability under various battle conditions before deployment to military units for action. The closed discussion will take place Tuesday. A White House official confirmed the North had test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile but appeared to play down Sunday's launch.

by | May 22, 2017 | 07:04

The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked C. The White House did not dispute the account portrayed, and instead said that the FBI investigation had put unnecessary pressure on the President's ability to conduct diplomacy with Russian Federation.

by | May 22, 2017 | 07:29

Merkley admitted that for the last two decades NAFTA has clearly failed this test. President Donald Trump said repeatedly on the campaign trail that the 23-year trade agreement has sent US manufacturing jobs to Mexico and needs to be redone.

by | May 22, 2017 | 07:48

Trump was also overheard complimenting el-Sissi's shoes. Regarding the reference in the speech to Islam as "one of the world's great faiths", Hooper said: "We had specifically called for him to make that statement, because one of his top advisors, Sebastian Gorka, had repeatedly refused to say that Donald Trump even regarded Islam as a faith let alone one of the great faiths".

by | May 22, 2017 | 07:21

Trump started off his first global trip in Saudi Arabia, where the president and his family received a lavish welcome. Israeli officials appear to be growing increasingly nervous over Trump's visit, when he is expected to make an attempt at re-launching long-stalled peace talks with the Palestinians.

by | May 22, 2017 | 08:41

The State Department summoned Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kilic after bodyguards for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan violently attacked protesters Tuesday. The US Department of State, the Mayor of Washington and several Congressmen condemned the brutal attack . "The violent response of your security detail to peaceful protesters is wholly unacceptable and, unfortunately, reflective of your government's treatment of the press, ethnic minority groups and political opponents", the ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 07:17

There is also a suggestion Mr Comey had asked for more resources for the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry. Democrats have blasted Trump's decision to fire Comey, which came as he was investigating last year's election hacking and any potential ties between Trump campaign officials and Moscow.

by | May 22, 2017 | 06:44

House of Representatives for almost nine years has been a rare honor and privilege", he said in the statement. The committee has been looking into whether President Donald Trump may have asked former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey to back off the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn shortly after Mr.

by | May 22, 2017 | 06:22

The former President of Iran, Mohammad Khatami, called on his supporters and the Iranian people on Sunday to support current President Hassan Rouhani in the election next Friday. Some conservatives had been unhappy that Qalibaf was standing again and risking a split in the anti-Rouhani vote. Although Rouhani was expected to easily secure a second term, "it is highly likely that Ghalibaf's voters will flock to Raisi", Taleblu said.

by | May 22, 2017 | 06:36

The Trump administration is moving quickly to select the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, interviewing several candidates Saturday and trying to schedule more for Sunday, if possible. I will "absolutely" subpoena tapes between Comey and Trump if they exist GOP chairman: Trump's Comey tweet "inappropriate" GOP senator: Special prosecutor "on the table" MORE (R-N.C.), said that while another committee may need to subpoena the tapes, it is essential to make sure they don't ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 05:49

Fox News correspondent Conor Powell tweeted a Fake News report Monday night that was so blatantly anti-Israel, it prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to authorize publication by his office of a transcript from his meeting with U.S.

by | May 22, 2017 | 06:41

Del Rosario said that " China - unless it stands to benefit - does not intend to respect the rule of law". "It will provide a good foundation for the next round of consultations", Mr. The framework represented progress, but expectations should be realistic, said Jay Batongbacal, a Philippine academic and expert on the South China Sea .

by | May 22, 2017 | 06:48

But "the nations of the Middle East can not wait for American power to crush this enemy for them", Trump warned, appealing to Muslim nations to ensure that "terrorists find no sanctuary on their soil". The United States and Gulf Arab countries on Sunday agreed to co-ordinate their efforts against the financing of terrorist groups, a key White House objective.

by | May 22, 2017 | 06:08

President Trump was hit with another set of Russia-related allegations late Friday moments after departing on his first foreign trip as commander-in-chief, with one report claiming the president trash-talked James Comey in a meeting with Moscow dignitaries and another saying the Russian Federation probe has reached a current White House official.

by | May 22, 2017 | 06:18

Reports emerged last week that Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster twice refused to say whether the Western Wall is part of Israel , while American diplomats at the United States consulate in East Jerusalem told representatives of Netanyahu's office that the Western Wall was part of the occupied West Bank, and refused to hold talks with Israeli officials about arrangements for Trump's planned visit to the site.

by | May 22, 2017 | 05:13

Mali's president is warning that the French-led fight against extremist groups in West Africa, which he calls "an enemy with a thousand faces", is going to be a long-term job. Macron's schedule includes a closed door-briefing by commanders of Operation Barkhane. Gao - President Emmanuel Macron visited French troops fighting jihadists in conflict-torn Mali on Friday and urged faster progress on a peace accord signed in 2015.

by | May 22, 2017 | 04:29

In a departure from the Islamophobic rhetoric he sometimes deployed on the campaign trail, Trump spoke out against the militant, political ideology of "Islamist extremism" and "Islamic terror". U.S. President Donald Trump was feted again on Sunday, the second day of his trip to Saudi Arabia, as he began a series of meetings with Arab leaders that will focus on combating terrorism and containing Iran's influence in the region.

by | May 22, 2017 | 04:01

The New York Times reported Friday afternoon that Mr. Trump had told Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting last week that his firing of James Comey as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation the previous day had relieved pressure on him related to Russia.

by | May 22, 2017 | 05:15

India can not claim victory in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case at the International Court of Justice as the court has issued "just a procedural order", the lawyer who represented Pakistan in the case has said. A Mumbai-based businessman has been arrested in Islamabad for allegedly not having complete travel documents, media reports said on Sunday. "Satisfied at ICJ order staying the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav ".

by | May 22, 2017 | 03:26

After the election and prior to assuming the presidency, Donald Trump told 60 Minutes he would be very restrained in his Twitter use once he officially became President, hailing Twitter as "a modern form of communication". The White House did not respond to a request for a comment on Williams' statement, the Times reported . Tech CEOs have also been the subject of internet petitions telling them not to work with him.

by | May 22, 2017 | 04:36

Coalition forces, it went on to assert, had been operating near Al-Tanf "for many months, training and advising vetted partner forces" engaged in the fight against the Daesh terrorist group. Mattis told reporters Friday. The UN secretariat is "aware of media reports that an anti-Daesh coalition struck a convoy of the Syrian army and pro-government militias in southern Syria ".

by | May 22, 2017 | 03:36

Separately the New York Times reported that Trump boasted to Russian officials at a White House meeting last week that firing Comey relieved "great pressure" the president faced from a law-enforcement probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

by | May 22, 2017 | 04:31

White House press secretary Sean Spicer didn't dispute the details in the New York Times article but offered a different interpretation of the president's intended meaning. Rosenstein denounced that as "profoundly wrong and unfair". According to McClatchy , special counsel Robert Mueller's probe on Russian interference in the 2016 election will include looking into a possible White House cover up .

by | May 22, 2017 | 03:51

The NBA Western Conference Finals between San Antonio and Golden State will commence on Sunday, May 14, at 3:30 p.m. EDT on ABC. And while San Antonio deserves credit for largely staying faithful to its more traditional 2-big lineups involving LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol in this series, the team's ability to go small - even without Parker or Leonard available - essentially delivered the knockout blow in Game 6.

by | May 22, 2017 | 03:24

In a bid to reset the "Mediscare" debate, the coalition will gradually lift the freeze on the indexation of the Medicare Benefits Schedule and reverse the removal of the bulk-billing incentive for X-rays and and pathology services and the increase in the PBS co-payment and related changes.

by | May 22, 2017 | 04:09

A total of 249 people died, 2,193 were injured. The congress took place under extraordinary security measures, amid a state of emergency that's been in place since the aftermath of a July 15 coup attempt. Rejoining the AKP was the first major change permitted after the referendum, allowing the president to be affiliated with a political party nearly immediately.

by | May 22, 2017 | 02:05

He feared that extradition to Sweden would lead to extradition to the U.S. where he is wanted for leaking thousands of classified documents. "Julian Assange has been a victim of a huge abuse of procedure". Long said "Ecuador welcomes the decision to drop the charges", recalling that Swedish prosecutors questioned Assange in the embassy in November. Ecuador Foreign Minister Guillaume Long said the United Kingdom should now grant Assange safe passage, as the European arrest warrant against ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 02:33

The clash happened at the Turkish ambassador's residence Tuesday as Erdogan arrived after a White House meeting with President Trump. A video shows the Turkish President standing near his auto as the fighting ensued, before turning his back and walking into the embassy.

by | May 22, 2017 | 02:47

Separately, new reports emerged that law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a "significant person of interest, " sparking of intense speculation on social media on who it could be.

by | May 22, 2017 | 02:52

He said the "total value of investments". GE, the US technology and engineering giant, also said Saturday it had signed $15 billion worth of business deals with Saudi Arabia. Trump departed Washington as controversies swirled, all centering on the alleged ties between his campaign and Russian Federation. The question was a harbinger of questions to come for Trump's advisers on their first foreign swing, though Trump himself has not scheduled any news conferences for his entire nine-day trip.

by | May 22, 2017 | 02:49

The investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election has reportedly identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest. It did not deny the Times report that Trump was critical of Comey to the Russians the day after he fired him. A potential obstruction of justice case against Donald Trump just received a "quantum leap in strength and legal sustainability", according to a well known legal analyst and former NY homicide prosecutor.

by | May 22, 2017 | 02:43

Reacting in a statement on Sunday, Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili, conveners of BBOG, while describing the release of the girls as a "heartwarming development", reminded the federal government on the need to double up efforts to secure the release of the remaining 113 in the Boko Haram den.

by | May 22, 2017 | 02:33

US Ambassador Nikki Haley accused North Korea on Tuesday of intimidating the entire global community with its nuclear program, military ability and cyberattacks, and said any country that doesn't implement United Nations sanctions is supporting Pyongyang's actions.