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by | May 22, 2017 | 16:55

In 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years in military prison, and was discharged from the USA army for her role in exposing the actions of the military. Manning is a transgender woman who had sought sex reassignment surgery while in prison. Shortly after her release, Manning posted a photo of her Converse-clad feet with the caption, "First steps of freedom!:D".

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:03

The Trump administration is looking to fill the job, which requires Senate confirmation, after Trump abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday. Different explanations have been given for Comey's firing, and the stories coming out of the Trump White House have changed each day since it happened.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:00

South Korea is highly appreciative of China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, and expects it to bring prosperity to countries and regions along its routes, including South Korea and China , Moon said . South Korea has complained that some of its companies doing business in China have faced discrimination in retaliation for the THAAD deployment. China's top diplomat, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on Thursday reiterated calls for its dismantling.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:01

According to local Iranian news outlet Tasnim News Agency, Raisi reportedly expressed his gratitude to Ghalibaf saying 'I thank him. "We can not take the renewal of his mandate for granted". Qalibaf had been under pressure from fellow hard-liners to fall in behind Raisi. Rouhani faces five other - mostly conservative - challengers during Friday's presidential race, and particularly strong competition from cleric and judge Ebrahim Raisi who has the backing of hardliners in the regime.

by | May 22, 2017 | 14:51

His speech sought to rally Islamic leaders behind a renewed push to tackle extremism, with Trump urging religious leaders to condemn violence and governments of Muslim countries to make further efforts to end support for extremists. King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia shakes hands with President Trump at the opening session of the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia, on May 21.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:20

A set of photos carried by North Korea's main newspaper, the Rodong Sinmun, on May 22, 2017, shows the test-firing of a new intermediate-range ballistic missile, known as the Pukguksong-2, in North Korea . The missile tested on Sunday is believed to be capable of reaching Japan and several major US military bases in the country. The closed discussion will take place Tuesday.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:35

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has won a second term in office, the interior minister has announced. In the last election, Mr. Rouhani won more than three times as many votes as his closest challenger. Many voters said they came out to block the rise of Raisi, one of four judges who sentenced thousands of political prisoners to death in the 1980s, regarded by reformers as a symbol of the security state at its most fearsome.

by | May 22, 2017 | 14:07

People attending the event had to pay an entry fee, which included admission to a striptease show on one floor of the building, he said. However, strict laws against pornography and "indecent acts" can carry prison sentences of up to 15 years.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:41

The May 21 test launch of the medium-range Pukguksong-2 ballistic missile was successful, and the missile is ready for deployment, North Korean state media said May 22. At the request of diplomats from the U.S., Japan and South Korea, a United Nations' Security Council consultation on the missile test will take place Tuesday.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:00

The officers shouted at their USA counterparts in meetings following the news that Trump allegedly disclosed sensitive information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak at the White House, Foreign Policy reported citing a U.S.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:01

Bureau of Labor Statistics at 2.3 percent. This month's report shows the greatest job growth occurred in government up 1,900, transportation, warehousing and utilities up 1,600 and wholesale trade up 1,300 new jobs. Santa Rosa County had a total of 2,835 persons still unemployed. Leisure and hospitality and professional and business services each eliminated 900 jobs, manufacturing was down 800 and 100 was cut from other services.

by | May 22, 2017 | 14:29

A White House official blamed Trump's fatigue for the switch. Trump's "America first" philosophy helped him win the 2016 election and has rattled allies who depend on USA support for their defense. Later, sitting next to Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, Mr Trump said the two will discuss "the purchase of lots of lovely military equipment, because nobody makes it like the United States".

by | May 22, 2017 | 14:29

Jacque Montgomery, the governor's spokeswoman, said an application for Lima-Marin's clemency is under review. He was convicted in 2000 of multiple robbery, kidnapping and burglary counts after he and another man robbed two video stores at gunpoint.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:12

Across Iran, in all major cities and towns including Tehran , there were jubilant scenes as thousands of Rouhani supporters celebrated the leader's victory by taking to the streets, shouting, singing and dancing. While he accomplished his goal of reaching a nuclear agreement with the United States and Western powers in his first term, that has not translated into the economic revival he predicted because of lingering USA sanctions.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:43

Another poll will be taken after Trump's Israel visit. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's depiction of his beleaguered regime as "the new Jews of the 21st century that Hitler pursued" has. "The two-state solution that ensures the creation of a Palestinian state within the 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital is the sole solution".

by | May 22, 2017 | 14:15

The US, South Korea and Japan sharply denounced the launch and jointly requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the matter. The use of solid fuel presents great advantages for weapons because the fuel is more stable and can be transported easily in the missile's tank allowing for a launch on very short notice .

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:22

Keith Pogson, a senior partner, Asia Pacific financial services at EY, said foreign banks were trying to find their way at a time when regulatory initiatives like Basel IV make many moves too costly. "Rising nationalism has made Indian public opinion extremely sensitive on China-related issues", the editorial describes India's current situation regarding relations with the neighbouring state.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:56

Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, had already told the panel he would not voluntarily provide the documents responsive to an earlier April 28 request. 'Consistent with the committee's position since the beginning of (our) investigation, I welcome their willingness to cooperate, ' Burr said in his two-sentence statement.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:32

After the order, the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the ICJ order has come as a great relief to the family of Kulbhushan Jadhav and people of India. The next day, the global court gave Jadhav a lease of life and stayed the death sentence as a provisional measure. On April 10, 2017, Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Field General Court Martial.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:50

Not only were the Ottawa Senators on the wrong end of a 7-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday afternoon, but they gave their fans a little bit of an additional scare when superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson did not play the final 25 minutes of the game.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:13

The latest gesture to anger Israelis was a video released by the White House that included a map with east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights omitted. President Trump will be meeting both Israeli and Palestinian leaders on his two-day visit to the region - with a huge security operation in place.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:17

In explaining why Sweden was dropping the investigation, Ny said during a televised news conference in Stockholm that "all possibilities to advance the investigation have now been exhausted" and that the legal proceedings could only continue if Assange were present in Sweden.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:09

So, Pakistan would treat him (Jadhav) according to law of the land, Pakistani media quoted Nisar as saying. It added that it indeed has jurisdiction in the case, superseding a 2008 agreement between India and Pakistan . On Thursday, the ICJ ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of Jadhav until a final decision in the proceedings. Mr Aziz said the ICJ gave no directives on allowing consular access to India.

by | May 22, 2017 | 14:11

North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as ideal by leader Kim Jong Un . Japan said the missile landed in the Sea of Japan without reaching the country's exclusive economic zone. In an interview with "Fox News Sunday" U.S.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:40

While he will be disappointed to have missed a short putt at the first extra hole, overall he will be very happy with his performance ahead of the coming stretch of major events over the northern summer. I just had to keep believing in it and keep believing that, you know, in tournament golf that I've done this stuff I needed to do that week to play well.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:01

Republican Senator Marco Rubio is a member of that committee and says he wants to hear directly from Comey if he felt he was put in a position "where he couldn't do his job". Trump admitted last week that he fired Comey in part because of the Russian Federation investigation, blowing up the White House message that the firing was based on a Department of Justice recommendation.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:18

Clashes broke out when a group of male and female protesters began chanting anti-Turkish slogans as Erdogan, who had earlier met President Donald Trump at the White House, arrived. The United States sees the YPG as the most effective force on the ground in the fight against Islamic State militants. A violent confrontation Tuesday evening outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Northwest Washington resulted in 11 people being injured .

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:38

To persuade voters, they need to be seen to be doing this for the right reasons in the eyes of the public. I'd take issue with you about the local elections, we increased our vote share by 7%, the only opposition party that was left standing as a outcome of all that.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:53

Others, like Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, have merely mentioned the possibility, with Gabbard saying last month that she was studying the impeachment process. It follows a report Comey wrote a memo after a conversation with Trump saying he was told: "I hope you can let this go" in relation to an investigation over links with Russian Federation.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:59

Venezuela's president is comparing treatment of his government's officials overseas to that of Jews in Nazi Germany. Members of the country's Supreme Court of Justice have exacerbated the situation by consistently interfering with the legislative branch's authority.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:09

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz speaks with reporters at his home Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Alpine, Utah. The Utah Republican, who had just started his fifth term in Congress, used his post as chairman of the Oversight Committee to doggedly investigate Hillary Clinton before the 2016 presidential election and raise his political profile.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:37

State Congress president Adhir Chowdhury had shot off a letter to Sonia Gandhi on May 13 urging her not to allow any equation of national politics hamper the prospects of the party in the state. According to a senior member of the state cabinet, there has been "remarkable" improvement in the relationship since November a year ago, when the two parties found a common ground to protest demonetisation.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:36

But he also has to deal with an unexpected issue of his own making. "Mr. Trump didn't do that". On Thursday night police and the American Secret Service held a joint drill of security arrangements. 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 U.S.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:43

Cathay said in a statement that frontline workers, including pilots and cabin crew, would not be affected, but "will also be asked to deliver greater efficiencies and productivity". Aviation analyst Corrine Png told AFP the company was moving "in the right direction" as it looked to transform the business and improve cost competitiveness.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:45

Bandyopadhyay was granted conditional bail on health grounds on May 19 after he spent four-and-half months in jail for alleged involvement in the scam. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has termed the arrest of TMC leaders in chit fumd scams as "vendetta politics" by the Centre, visited the MP last month.