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by | May 23, 2017 | 18:39

A senior foreign policy adviser to Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of relations with South Korea on Friday as the two countries attempt to mend a rift in ties over the deployment of a US missile-defense system to guard against North Korean threats.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:18

Comey will testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day, the panel's leaders announced Friday. According to the report, Trump also said he had "faced great pressure because of Russia" that was "taken off" by his decision to fire Comey.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:06

Melania and Ivanka are accompanying Trump on his first worldwide trip as president, arriving in Riyadh on Saturday, the first stop on a journey that will take him to Israel, The Vatican and to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits in Brussels and Sicily, respectively.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:25

In the 2017 Budget announcement, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced a 0.06% annual levy on key funding sources for Australia's major banks - a cost that could be passed on to Aussie borrowers and may drive them toward alternate lending sources.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:36

People described a scene of chaos and terror. There haven't been any claims of responsibility, but authorities are investigating if it was a suicide attack. Manchester Arena said on its website that the blast struck outside the venue as concertgoers were leaving. One concertgoer, Sasina Akhtar, told The Manchester Evening News that there had been an explosion at the back of the arena after the last song.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:51

On May 15, Abe said on a Japanese TV program he wants to hold talks with Moon and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting. The Chinese leader voiced his hopes to put relations " back onto a normal track " after resolving the existing disputes.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:03

Both Coats and Rogers are set to testify before Congress on Tuesday in previously scheduled hearings - Coats, a former Indiana GOP senator, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Rogers before the House Armed Services Committee. In addition to the requests to Coats and Rogers, senior White House officials sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the Federal Bureau of Investigation to drop its probe of Michael Flynn ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:30

It has nothing to do with ethnicity", Tillerson said . Over the weekend, jubilant young voters celebrated Rouhani's victory in the streets, looking forward to fresh cooperation and expanded business ties with the West - and with the U.S.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:29

Jewish worshipers are allowed to visit and pray at the wall, and Muslim worshipers are allowed to visit and pray at the mosque. The geography of the wall, considered Judaism's holiest place of prayer, is fraught with controversy. Prime Minister Netanyahu: Mr. President, it's a pleasure to see you again. And while Israel does not share such repressive measures, the pivot away from engagement with Tehran is just what Prime Minister Netanyahu has wanted for years, and was the underlying ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:00

Police arrested a few students involved in the clash and seized weapons from them. The nominated persons have been accused of illegally possessing weapons, wreaking havoc at the varsity and making murder attempts. As per Geo News report, police fired tear-gas shells to disperse raged students. According to reports, Police tried to control the situation by resorting to teargas shelling and baton charge but failed miserably.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:48

Witnesses reported hearing a loud bang after Grande finished her show. She said: "Terrorism must never win". Manchester, 260km northwest of London, was hit by a huge Irish Republican Army bomb in 1996 that levelled a swath of the city centre.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:37

One diplomat said the changes in president and ministers would enable a review of Paris' positioning on key issues such as the crises in Syria and Libya. Republicans secretary general, Bernard Accoyer, said Le Maire and Darmanin had been excluded from the party for accepting Macron's outstretched hand and accused Macron of trying to "sew up the democratic debate" by poaching from his rivals.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:37

Mr Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Mr Trump as president, that was now under assault and "eroding". The FBI director serves a 10-year term but can be replaced by the president. Before the presidential election in November, Mr Comey implied that that there was no case to answer as far as Hilary Clinton was concerned, after the FBI investigation over a private server maintained by Mrs Clinton, apart ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:47

He then moved on to address efforts towards Middle East peace. After greeting Trump with a firm handshake, Hazan whipped out his phone and said: "I wish I could do a selfie with you". "And we would like to reassert our willingness to continue to work with you as partners in fighting terrorism in our region and in the world". "I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East, and that would be an ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:26

The Palestinians also claim east Jerusalem as their capital and previous USA administrations have said the area's fate must be decided through negotiations. The leaders are expected to discuss resuming long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. He did not elaborate and it is not clear how big the plan is.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:43

His response to Bennett was a curt "that's a good one". "We're going to have very productive discussions, in my opinion, with the leaders of other nations, also", Trump said. "Power should not pass on through inheritance, but through elections". Trump's daughter Ivanka, who converted to Judaism and is married to one of the president's top aides Jared Kushner , visited the women's side of the wall.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:33

On Monday, the U.N. Security Council condemned the launch in a statement and called North Korea's behavior highly destabilizing. U.S. President Donald Trump has warned that a " major, major conflict " with North Korea is possible over its weapons programmes, although U.S.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:59

In the hours since the attack, the first victim has been identified: Georgina Callander, an 18-year-old health and social work student who died at the hospital shortly after the attack. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and injured in this vile attack". In a tweet Tuesday, President Donald Trump said, "We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom".

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:59

Abbas reiterated the Palestinian commitment to work with the US president to achieve a historic peace deal, based on the two-state solution and global legitimacy. "So you have another story wrong". Iran will never get a nuclear bomb on his watch, he reiterated at the Israel Museum on Tuesday afternoon. It has not been reported - as Mr.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:13

Rosemary Ward, 21, said: "They were all running out of the house when a big bomb went off". Hotels opened their doors to people who could not get home due to an area lockdown. He is hospitalized but Olivia is missing, the mother told ITV television's Good Morning Britain breakfast show. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:12

He provided no information about the individual who detonated the device. Officials say children are among the victims. Confirming the details of the attack, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Ian Hopkins said the investigation to identify the perpetrators behind the deadly attack is underway, until which the attack is being treated as a terrorist incident.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:34

Emma Johnson said she and her husband were at the arena to pick up her children, aged 15 and 17. Twenty two people were killed and 119 injured when explosions went off at the venue, with hundreds of people trying to get in touch with missing loved ones.

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:56

Raj Dutta, the general secretary of the Indian Association of Manchester who has lived in the city area since 1970, including when an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb hit the city centre in 1996 injuring over 200 people. Johnny Marr‏, former guitarist with Manchester band The Smiths, tweeted: "Manchester stands together". Prime Minister Theresa May said: "We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack".

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:13

There were reports that more than 50 children from the concert were sheltering at the Holiday Inn near Manchester Arena as well as at Premier Inn, but was not able to reach the phone numbers provided. One local councilor tweeted "Mancunians opening their homes to those stranded, and businesses offering free rides". Security experts have said that the sophistication of last night's attack means the person responsible would have had accomplices, even though they seemingly were not ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:19

As for the Times report , Corke reported that the White House is saying that the real story is not the content of the leaked conversations, but the fact that someone in the White House or intelligence community is leaking classified conversations.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:57

US President Donald Trump will convey his opposition to Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria during his visit to Israel next week, according to a report in The Jerusalem Post that cited an anonymous US senior official. Successive US administrations have said the status of the disputed city should be resolved in a final status peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:57

At least 22 people were killed in Monday night's attack, and 59 people injured. Trump added that "I will call them from now on losers because that's what they are. "Palestinians, Abbas said, want to focus on building their institutions along with a "culture of peace and denouncing violence" while building bridges instead of walls".

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:06

Rouhani says that Iranians are "waiting for this government to be civil" and that "hopefully, things will settle down ... so we could pass more accurate judgments". Rouhani won another four-year term Friday in a vote that many saw as a referendum on his push for global outreach that led to the nuclear deal, as well as a vote of confidence that his government will be able to help the country's sputtering economy.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:32

Nikki Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, said Washington was working closely with Beijing to draft a new sanction resolution, but no final agreement has been reached as of yet. threat. North Korea conducted two nuclear tests past year. Sunday's missile test came as US President Donald Trump was on his first trip overseas, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Brussels and Italy.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:32

Not only is Trump the first sitting USA president to visit the Western Wall , but he is also the first American president to visit Israel so early in his term. "His statement that Iran will never, ever be allowed to develop nuclear weapons is very different from the deal that President Obama made", Dershowitz said .

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:25

At present William Hill politics details that Corbyn is 2/9 to be Labour leader at 23:00 on 9th June. "In terms of the imagery of Jeremy, that's a huge task", Politico quoted him as saying. Should than happen, it would be Labour's worst result since 1935. The party's election platform includes promises to increase the minimum wage to 10 pounds ($12.89) an hour by 2020 from the current 7.50 pounds, nationalize railways, energy companies and the postal service, scrap university tuition ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:31

It remains unclear if Erdogan communicated with the assailants while he was sitting in the auto. The protesters were mostly Kurds and Armenians, who oppose Erdogan's increasingly authoritarian presidency. He added several of Mr Erdogan's security personnel were armed with guns, which made the incident especially "dicey" for local police officers trying to keep protests peaceful.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:17

In fact, just before Trump took office, The Guardian reported President Obama had been "the most pro-Israel president since Truman", despite Obama's obvious contempt for Benjamin Netanyahu. The hunger strike's committee also called for activists in West Bank villages and rural areas to continue blocking off roads to traffic, particularly for Israeli settler vehicles, in an expression of solidarity for the hunger strike.

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:41

He is subordinate to the supreme leader, who is chosen by a clerical panel and has the ultimate say over all matters of state. Analysts have said a higher turnout would likely benefit Rouhani. His closest contender, conservative candidate, former Prosecutor General Embrahim Raisi, received 15.786 votes (38.5%). Rouhani's opponent Raisi was a protege of Khamenei, tipped in Iranian media as a potential successor for the 77-year-old supreme leader who has been in power since 1989.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:49

Calvin Welsford, an 18-year-old concertgoer, said that he heard a "loud bang" a couple of minutes after Grande's set had finished. Investigators are looking into the possibility of a suicide bombing outside of the arena, according to a Western law enforcement official and a USA law enforcement official.