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by | May 23, 2017 | 07:19

She'll moderate the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) June 1-3, with Putin. Putin is among a group of panelists that includes Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and Austrian chancellor Christian Kern.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:21

Contrary to initial perception, the Modi-led government has had a sustained engagement with Palestine, including a visit by President Pranab Mukherjee in 2015, holding the first ever Joint Commission previous year and extending grants for development and capacity building projects.

by | May 23, 2017 | 06:54

Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Sáenz de Santamaria urged Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont to debate his proposal Friday in the national parliament, as it "affects national sovereignty". During his speech in Madrid Puigdemont pledged to go ahead with plans to hold the referendum and accused Rajoy of "not having done anything serious, honest or real to tackle the Catalan problem".

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:14

After Saudi Arabia greeted the president on Saturday with lavish shows of friendship and national solidarity, including awards, billboards, air shows, cannons, trumpets and even a royal welcome - 81-year-old King Salman personally met Trump on the tarmac, an honor he had not extended to predecessor Barack Obama - Israel chose to level up its own diplomatic game.

by | May 23, 2017 | 07:03

Kim, the president's pick for the finance portfolio, is known for his attention to detail and humble personal background. China has strongly opposed the U.S. "We're willing to work with South Korea to preserve the hard-won results, properly handle disputes, put China-South Korea relations back onto a normal track", Xi said as he greeted Lee in Beijing.

by | May 23, 2017 | 06:55

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the attempt of President Rodrigo Duterte to raise the issue of possible oil exploration in the West Philippine Sea had only caused alarm to the Chinese government. China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) approved a draft framework for a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea on Thursday.

by | May 23, 2017 | 07:55

A senior intelligence official said that Trump's goal was to "muddy the waters" about the scope of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe at a time when Democrats were ramping up their calls for the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel , a step announced last week.

by | May 23, 2017 | 07:40

On Sunday, North Korea launched what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead" in a test aimed at bringing the U.S. The scientists laid flowers in front of the statues of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and his son Kim Jong-il, the agency added . Mr Moon said the country's military was ready and capable of striking back should the North attack.

by | May 23, 2017 | 07:30

Meyer noted that if investors put at least $500,000 into the Kushner-family backed project, they could qualify for an EB-5 visa. While Kushner Meyer didn't mention President Trump by name - although CNN Money noted that his picture appeared on a presentation slide listing "key decision makers" on the EB-5 program - she did talk about her brother's new job.

by | May 23, 2017 | 06:29

Regarding NAFTA's effect on Canada, Investopedia notes, "Canada experienced a more modest increase in trade with the USA than Mexico did as a result of NAFTA, at an inflation-adjusted 63.5 per cent (Canada-Mexico trade remains negligible)".

by | May 23, 2017 | 06:01

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. South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In called a National Security Council meeting in response to the latest launch, Yonhap news agency reported.

by | May 23, 2017 | 06:35

He cited a major attack a year ago that stole the data of over 10 million users of Interpark, a Seoul-based online shopping site, in which hackers demanded bitcoin payments worth about United States dollars 3 million. More importantly, Scott said, the rush to blame North Korea distracts from bigger issues - software vulnerabilities resulting from manufacturers' refusal to incorporate security into their software development, organizations' failure to protect their systems and client data and ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 07:12

Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of California said Rosenstein made clear Mueller has "carte blanche authority" in his investigation, and many members expressed confidence in Mueller, a former FBI director. The president's tweets and comments to the TV anchors drew little reaction from fellow Republicans, who instead joined Democrats in heaping praise on Mueller, a longtime respected lawman who served under Presidents George W.

by | May 23, 2017 | 05:45

The singer who was 52 years old, was found dead in his MGM Grand hotel room in downtown Detroit Wednesday night after performing at the Fox Theater in the city. Megadeth got in one of the first performances taking the stage in Tokyo and revealing to the shocked crowd that Cornell had died before performing the Soundgarden favorite, " Outshined ".

by | May 23, 2017 | 05:49

The Justice and Development Party, or AK Party, re-elected Erdogan, its co-founder, at a congress where he was the only candidate for chairman. In a visit to Washington on Tuesday, Erdogan failed to persuade President Trump to abandon an alliance with a group of Syrian Kurdish fighters whom Turkey regards as terrorists.

by | May 23, 2017 | 04:47

Drive them out of your places of worship, drive them out of your communities, drive them out of your holy land and drive them out of this earth". President Donald Trump delivered the first major foreign policy speech of his tenure Sunday evening in Riyadh , discussing his vision for how America should conduct its global affairs.

by | May 23, 2017 | 05:22

In reality, Trump was helping to inaugurate the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Saudi Arabia, which will work against speech that aims to radicalize . The U.S. leader visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's walled Old City and was due to pray at Judaism's Western Wall. The Trump administration drew the ire of some Israelis this week when officials declined to state that the Western Wall was part of Israel, as has been US policy.

by | May 23, 2017 | 04:27

He said there's a "rare opportunity" to bring security to the region, defeat terror and create harmony and peace, but said "We can only get there working together, there is no other way". Trump on Monday landed in Israel, the second stop of his foreign trip. Trump was speaking alongside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from a podium near the runway, following a flight from Saudi Arabia, where he urged Arab and Islamic leaders to unite and "drive out" ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 04:19

At the same time, Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking member of the House Democratic leadership stated that it was still too early to start any impeachment procedures against the United States leader but it was time for Republicans to realize that the president's actions were becoming risky to the country.

by | May 23, 2017 | 05:48

Kumar and his guide reached the summit at about 1:30pm on Saturday, which is considered late, and not many climbers were around when they were returning back, Sherpa said. Since the first summit of Everest in 1953 more than 300 people - majority locals - have died attempting to scale Everest and Lhotse, which share the same route until diverting at Camp 3 at 7,200 metres.

by | May 23, 2017 | 05:01

South Korean President Moon Jae In yesterday said there was a "high possibility" of conflict with North Korea, which is pressing ahead with nuclear and missile programmes. sanctions with China since North Korea's previous missile test about two weeks ago. A researcher from South Korea's Hauri Labs said yesterday that their own findings matched those of Symantec and Kaspersky Lab, who had said on Monday that some code in an earlier version of the WannaCry software had also appeared in ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 04:36

There was a George W Bush moment too when Mr Trump referred to the battle between good and evil. Hussain said he was concerned, however, about Trump's $110 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, a longtime USA ally, that was announced the day before since those arms could fall into the hands of extremists.

by | May 23, 2017 | 04:13

Cubans convicted after that agreement, such as Lima-Marin, are not automatically accepted by Cuba because of that deal. According to CNN , Lima-Marin originally began his sentence in April 2000 after he was convicted of multiple counts of kidnapping, burglary, aggravated robbery, and use of a deadly weapon during commission of a crime.

by | May 23, 2017 | 04:28

Nonetheless, Trump's visit - and particularly his brief stop at the Western Wall, Judaism's most revered religious site - carried profound significance. He may visit the Church of the Nativity in the city. The Western Wall was part of the Second Jewish Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E.

by | May 23, 2017 | 04:33

The New York Times reported that Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office that firing the Comey had relieved "great pressure". Trump faces criticism for his alleged attempts to influence an FBI investigation into reports of collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russian Federation during the 2016 us presidential election.

by | May 23, 2017 | 04:37

He said: "This will be my first Scottish Cup final and it would be great for the players who are leaving the club to depart on a high note". The long-serving Dons defender, who made his debut in May 2004, had reached the semi-final stages of the Scottish Cup on four occasions before this season, but ended up on the losing side every time.

by | May 23, 2017 | 04:39

White House officials believe the President has the backing of Republican allies in Congress and that impeachment is not in the cards, CNN reported . "I don't think (Rosenstein) did a lot to bolster our confidence in him today". During a press conference on Thursday, Trump denied asking Comey to end the investigation into Flynn.

by | May 23, 2017 | 04:17

As McCabe testified, President Trump spoke out about his decision to fire Comey - something that was starkly different from what his administration said. Calling Trump's remarks about possible taped conversations "outrageous", Sen. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia and Sen. "In fact, when I chose to just do it [fire Comey], I said to myself, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 04:36

The decision has been taken because these polls would have clashed with presidential polls and EVM challenge which is scheduled to start from June 3. In a press release, EC informed that the notice earlier issued on May 16 regarding the polls in RS has been withdrawn while the commission will announce later the programme of the concerned polls.

by | May 23, 2017 | 03:44

Sami Moilanen almost scored for Seattle on the game's very first shift with a wraparound but Michael DiPietro reached back to pull the puck away from the goal line. They were awarded 1:15 of a two-man advantage on the power play. Michael DiPietro made 24 saves for the win. It was definitely a momentum changer for the Spitfires .

by | May 23, 2017 | 04:41

Firefighters are also on scene, cleaning up diesel leaking from the truck . Paramedics treated 29 people for what are mostly minor injuries, according to local media reports . The truck ended up on its side following the collision, and the tram was derailed. Tram services on the 58 have been suspended around the area as the clean up continues.

by | May 23, 2017 | 04:50

The AIMPLB filed the affidavit in pursuance of its statement of May 18 before the five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar that the Board has made a decision to send an advisory to all the Qazis across the country to give the bride an option to include in the Nikhahnama a condition that would disallow the husband to divorce by pronouncing triple talaq in one sitting.

by | May 23, 2017 | 03:49

The Army itself had constituted a court of inquiry on the incident on April 15, 2017, but a report is still pending. “Major Gogoi has been awarded the Chief of Army Staffs Commendation Card for his sustained efforts in counter- insurgency operations, ” Army spokesperson Col Aman Anand said today.

by | May 23, 2017 | 04:44

According to Reuters, twenty four girls, who were among around 270 kidnapped by the Islamist militant group from the town of Chibok in northeast Nigeria in April 2014, are to return to school in September, the president's spokesman said on Thursday.

by | May 23, 2017 | 04:19

The investigation comes after Hyundai and Kia were forced by Korea's transport authority to recall vehicles for possible defects after they initially rejected the government's request for a voluntary recall. In August 2014, Hyundai agreed to pay a $17.35m fine to settle an agency investigation into whether it delayed the recall of 43,500 Genesis cars to fix a brake defect linked to two injuries.