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by | May 22, 2017 | 20:04

McCluskey's analysis, made in an interview with the Politico website , was widely seen as an attempt to lower expectations, in order to prepare to make an argument for Corbyn to remain as Labour leader even if he suffers a heavy election defeat.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:28

Japan is leading countries that want to persist with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal ditched by Trump in one of his first acts in office. "There has been less rhetoric and a more realistic approach", he said. "Cooperation plans and their fine goals might still fail to turn into reality when we lack trust, political determination and coordination to safeguard a peaceful environment, ensure security and safety for investment, and the flows of goods in the region".

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:11

On Monday, North Korea's regime issued a statement claiming that its new rocket could deliver a "large heavy nuclear warhead" all the way to the USA mainland. Trump told South Korea's presidential envoy of his administration's willingness to try to deal with North Korea through engagement, Reuters reported .

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:22

In a pointed departure from his predecessor, Trump all but promised he would not publicly admonish Mideast rulers for human rights violations and oppressive reigns. But escaping Washington for the gold-plated embrace of the Saudi royal family " a decor not so unlike Trump's own Manhattan home " appeared to give the president a boost.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:36

Admiral Harry Harris, the top USA commander in the Asia-Pacific, said continued missile launches by North Korea showed the importance of the alliance between Japan and the United States and called the North's actions unacceptable. Putin joins China and new South Korean president Moon Jae-in in calling for talks with the North. Harris met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who also said China could apply more pressure to rein in North Korea.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:53

His death was ruled a suicide by hanging, and a publicist said the singer/guitarist's family was "shocked" by the news. Cornell's loss illustrates the sad, sudden impact of suicide. He showed off his vocal skills on Soundgarden hits such as Black Hole Sun. Morello says: "I love you, brother". "Chris Cornell, a friend of mine, a friend of all of us from Soundgarden , died today and we have lost one of the most lovely voices in rock and in history".

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:56

The flashpoint border on the Yellow Sea also saw a South Korean naval submarine sinking with the loss of 46 lives in 2010. In Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the launch a "challenge to the world" that tramples global efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear and missile problems peacefully, and vowed to bring up the issue as the "main agenda" of this week's G-7 summit in Italy.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:28

Comey told Wittes he did not want to go for fear of appearing too friendly with Trump. Trump was meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the White House on May 10 when, according to the account reported by the Times , he made the derisive statements about Comey and also indicated possible motivations behind the director's ouster.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:32

He spoke during a joint news conference with the visiting president of Sierra Leone. "The secretary reiterated USA commitment to our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally", stated the readout, provided by Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White. The SDF accepted the IS surrender in order "to protect innocent civilians" and to preserve the Tabqa Dam infrastructure, which hundreds of thousands of Syrians rely on for water, agriculture, and electricity, Central Command said.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:47

Because of the moral clarity of both Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump Israel has a historic peace opportunity. For his part, Trump took office after campaigning hard on the theme he would be a more sympathetic friend to Israel. At the time , the hotel housed the British administrative headquarters for Palestine. Still, Israeli analysts have scoffed at what they call Trump's clumsy decision to skip a visit to the fortress city of Masada, where Netanyahu had invited Trump to speak.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:46

His announcement came after he said last month he would not seek re-election in 2018 and was considering leaving his post before his current term ends. He tangled with the Secret Service while leading a probe into security lapses at the White House and on presidential trips. Chaffetz became chairman of the House Oversight Committee in 2015.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:02

Rossi, among the riders to offer their support Nicky Hayden after the former MotoGP was left in an "extremely serious" condition following a cycling accident on Wednesday, was 10th in the second session. Rossi's crash however, further pushed Dani to third, helping him take the second consecutive podium this season. Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo rallied to fourth and sixth after a hard weekend for the Ducatis, split only by Cal Crutchlow in fifth.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:32

Thailand's prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has called for people not to panic following the attack, which coincides with the third anniversary of the country's 2014 military coup. "All of this was conducted with the goal of creating disorder to the administrative work of the government and NCPO", he said, referring to the National Council for Peace and Order, the official name of the ruling junta.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:18

Does putting your country above party mean never being skeptical of the intentions of an intelligence community that has lied to the American people repeatedly over the years and is trying to overturn an election? But the Democratic establishment has taken a more cautious tone.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:43

She added: "Let's take the Tory argument at face value". Susan Aitken reveals that she and her deputy, David McDonald, were in informal contact with COSLA ahead of the elections, and that further talks are now scheduled to put the reconciliation on a formal footing.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:38

According to Hurriyet Daily News, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on May 12, 2017, that the USA support of the Syrian Kurds harms the strategic relations between the two countries. "The battle for Raqqa has restarted after a short stall. In order to do this, the US evidently prioritized Raqqa over Turkey's objections", Sam Heller, a Beirut-based analyst and fellow at the Century Foundation, told Syria Deeply.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:27

A number of BJP leaders have warmed up to the idea of Rajinikanth joining the party. Though Rajinikanth has maintained that he has no political aspirations, there has been speculation around the actor possibly launching his own political outfit to fill in the void that has been left in state politics after the demise of popular Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:58

A Syrian military official confirmed the strike on state TV a day after the strike. The airstrikes on Thursday mark the first time the United States military has deliberately hit pro-government forces in response to a threat against Western troops.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:08

Sanchez, a former economics professor ousted in a messy internal rebellion last October, comfortably beat two rivals in a poll of party members, taking 50 percent of the vote, partial results with 90 percent of ballots counted showed. Rajoy said he would continue to seek consensus over policy with other parties, but noted his minority-led administration had already passed legislation without the support of the Socialists since taking office late a year ago.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:41

A foreign ministry statement published by state news agency SANA said the USA administration had come out with "a new Hollywood story detached from reality " by alleging the crematorium had been built at Sednaya military prison near Damascus.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:08

It said the newly developed Hwasong-12 flew as high as 2,111 kilometers (1,310 miles) before landing in a targeted area in the ocean about 787 kilometers (490 miles) from the launch site. Analysts estimated its ranged as 4,500 kilometers which would put the USA territory of Guam within its reach. U.S. President Donald Trump warned in an interview with Reuters this month that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:53

The continuous flow of USA intelligence leaks for publication by major media that appear to be targeting President Donald Trump and his administration are risking national security, current and former US officials say. One of those contacts was by Viktor Medvedchuk, a Ukrainian oligarch and politician, according to one person with detailed knowledge of the exchange and two others familiar with the issue.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:40

Security Council resolutions". Moon won this month's election on a platform of a moderate approach to North Korea and has said he would be willing to go to Pyongyang under the right circumstances, arguing dialogue must be used in parallel with sanctions.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:31

Trump's afternoon speech at an Arab Islamic American Summit (4:20 p.m. local/9:20 a.m. EDT) will include appeals for Muslims to unite against the threat of Islamist militants. He said that he expects the visit to herald "a new chapter that will bring lasting benefits to all our citizens". Trump departed Saudi Arabia on Monday morning after two days of meetings in the ultra-conservative desert kingdom.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:47

The new sanctions comes as Maduro is facing increasing worldwide pressure to hold elections. But Maduro has his supporters, too. Venezuela is ready to import large quantities of Russian wheat, President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday following a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:31

After sending troops to Mali, France has since spread some 4,000 soldiers across the region to hunt down Islamists, while UN' peacekeepers have been deployed to ensure Mali's stability. Northern Mali fell to jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda in March 2012 and a French-led military intervention the following year drove out the extremists from key towns.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:36

Trudeau was running along the Stanley Park seawall when the students from Vancouver College and neighbouring high schools realised who had just jogged past. During his most recent visit to B.C., Trudeau appears to have photobombed a group of high school students at their prom. And he also appeared in a selfie shared by a Canadian family later that month, after they bumped into him in Quebec's Gatineau Park.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:03

A USA aircraft conducted an airstrike Thursday on a pro-Assad regime militia convoy that appeared to be moving on a US coalition training base in southeastern Syria , according to a US official. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that the USA strike was defensive in nature. Iranians went to the polls on Friday to choose between four candidates, the results of which could determine its role in the Syrian civil war.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:28

Spicer did not respond to question that whether the White House taped the conversation between Trump and Comey, which the president was referring to. Still, Trump's comments about "tapes" - which echoed the secret Watergate recordings made by ousted former President Richard Nixon - immediately drew sharp rebukes from Capitol Hill.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:38

The First Minister said joining the European Free Trade Association in a Norway-style setup may end up a "necessity" because of a Brussels block. It is her clearest indication yet that if Scotland is already out of the European Union, the SNP would initially seek Norway-style membership of the single market through EFTA and the EEA.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:54

In a candid interview, Mr McCluskey said: "The scale of the task is huge". We are getting constant feedback from our members and there's been an incredible response, a very positive response. Labour hit back accusing the Conservatives of peddling "false claims" in order to divert attention from their own record on the economy. He added: "The scale of the task is vast".

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:56

Trump, accused of using anti-Muslim rhetoric on the election campaign trail, is later expected to tell Muslim leaders of his "hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam". Mr. Obama called for understanding and acknowledged some of America's missteps in the region. US President addressed leaders from over 50 nations in Saudi Arabia.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:31

There is a "high possibility" of a military conflict with North Korea, South Korea's recently elected president, Moon Jae In, said Wednesday. Han Min-koo, speaking to his nation's parliament, said that North Korea's test of the Hwasong-12 rocket was "successful", and explained that the missile "is considered an intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) of enhanced caliber".

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:28

Tusk was one of the first prominent European voices to congratulate Macron on his May 7 presidential election runoff victory over far-right and anti-EU politician Marine Le Pen. Jean-Yves Le Drian, named foreign minister. Alexis Kohler, the newly appointed Elysee secretary general, presented the politically eclectic list of ministers in Paris on Wednesday afternoon.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:52

Trump is expected to call for a united stand against extremism and intolerance in the May 21 speech , according to a draft of the speech obtained by the Associated Press . He added that Muslim leaders must do more to confront extremism. He urged them to drive extremists "out of your places of worship". Striking a conciliatory line, his comments marked a change in tone for Mr Trump after his remarks during the presidential campaign where he told the US: " Islam hates us ".