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by | May 23, 2017 | 16:33

Earlier in the weekend, officials announced the death of Dr. Roland Yearwood , 50, an American physician who died Sunday near the summit of the 29,029-foot mountain on the Nepal-China border. Hundred of climbers are still waiting to summit before the monsoon arrives in early June, which marks the end of the short spring climbing season.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:48

Trump, who is Protestant, is the first USA president to have Jewish members of his immediate family. How will his support for anti-Iran allies in the Middle East square with his relationships with allies that also signed the deal? "We believe Israel is willing".

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:30

Like most USA congressional Republicans, Mexican and Canadian officials are also wary of major changes that could hurt their exports to the US or even alter the three-way framework that underpins Nafta . That $15-billion (U.S.) deficit has been more than offset by a $23-billion surplus in services for the Americans, noted National Bank of Canada chief economist Stéfane Marion.

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:02

Mr Qassemi added that the United States and its allies "should know that Iran is a democratic, stable and powerful country" and that it promotes "peace, good neighbourliness, and the creation of a world opposed to violence and extremism".

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:02

A 10-year, $193 billion reduction in food stamps - nearly 30 percent - promises to drive millions of people off the program. "In yet another broken promise to working people, President Trump's budget pulls the rug out from so many who need help", Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement, in response to the report.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:50

For years Republicans in the Virginia state legislature have doggedly resisted expanding the Medicaid program that helps provide health care for Virginians who are unable to obtain or afford health insurance. Currently, 20 Senate Republicans represent states within the 31 that chose to expand Medicaid under the ACA. Losers include the elderly, sick and poor - as many states are expected to roll back their Medicaid expansion programs under the new bill.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:10

Brennan asked to restrict travel to Urbanski's parents' home and said his client would undergo alcohol and substance abuse treatment as well as a mental health evaluation. The group, which was taken down after the stabbing, had about 1,100 members and included racist, sexist and anti-Semitic photos and posts. He was with two other people when Urbanski allegedly approached him and stabbed him in the chest with a knife in what is said to be an unprovoked attack .

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:31

President Donald Trump's fired national security adviser has refused to hand over files to a Senate panel probing alleged Russian political meddling. Flynn received payments from Inovo BV, a Dutch consulting firm with ties to Turkish President Recep Erdogan, while he worked on the Trump presidential campaign in 2016.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:57

The people describing the proposals spoke on the condition of anonymity because the budget had not been released publicly and the White House is closely guarding details. Trump's GOP allies rejected such cuts when wrapping up long-overdue legislation for the current budget year, which ends September 30. "Hopefully we will be able make that argument to our friends in Congress that what DOE is involved with plays a vital role, not only in the security of America but the economic well-being ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:05

Moreover, Robert Lighthizer , the new U.S. Trade Representative, completely ruled out the possibility of Washington re-entering the TPP. "The TPP 11 can make their own decisions, the U.S. Mustapa said Malaysia was less keen to continue, but added he would like some clarity on the United States position on the pact. McClay said high-level talks would resume when leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum meet in Vietnam in November.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:50

On Feb. 8, a U.S. Navy P-3 spy plane and a Chinese military aircraft came close to each other over the South China Sea in an incident the Navy saw as unsafe but also inadvertent. China declared an air defense identification zone over a large section of the East China Sea in 2013, a move the US called illegitimate and has refused to recognize.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:46

In a carefully worded speech delivered at a gathering of about 50 leaders of Muslim-majority countries, Trump did not use his signature phrase " radical Islamic terrorism ", a term he often used during his campaign for the U.S. But he deviated from prepared remarks in Riyadh , the birthplace of Islam, as he called on dozens of leaders from majority-Muslim nations to help stamp out terror.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:26

Almost 70% of participants are in families with children, while more than one-quarter are in households with seniors or people with disabilities, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The Trump administration released a blueprint of its fiscal year 2018 budget in March that listed a number of programs to be eliminated, including the Low Income Heating Assistance Program and funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:35

Even so, global investors "are still anxious about remaining USA sanctions and possible future sanctions that could target Iran's missile program", she said by email. "I don't think the people of the United States would be willing to trade the blood they gave in 9/11 with billions of dollars of arms sale, surrendering to terrorists in the region.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:10

The Times claimed Trump's comments were recorded in a document summarizing the meeting that was read to the newspaper by an unnamed American official. 'My memorandum is not a finding of official misconduct; the inspector general will render his judgement about the issue in due course, ' Rosenstein said, referencing an internal probe of Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

by | May 23, 2017 | 12:44

The measure is narrower in scope than a bathroom bill passed along mostly party lines by the state Senate in March that extended to state universities and public buildings. In issuing his ultimatum on Wednesday, Patrick said he wanted the House to move on SB 6 or attach the language from Simmons' bill onto other legislation .

by | May 23, 2017 | 12:45

On Tuesday, the USA leader will meet Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas. In an opinion piece for the London-based website al-Araby al-Jadeed, Zarif urged Trump to " enter into dialogue with them about ways to prevent terrorists and takfiris [Sunni extremists] from continuing to fuel the fire in the region and repeating the likes of the September 11 incident by their sponsors in Western countries ".

by | May 23, 2017 | 12:55

One male caller snarled at Green, using racial oaths and threatened Green with "hanging from a tree". He was born in Kenya, he's not even an American. Police officers were present at the town hall, and attendees had to go through a security check, according to the Chronicle . But for a crime to exist, there must an accompanying act of violence, such as murder, arson or vandalism.

by | May 23, 2017 | 12:26

President Donald Trump called two top intelligence community figures to request that they deny in public any evidence of collusion between his campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election, multiple current and former U.S.

by | May 23, 2017 | 12:31

The missile flew 787 kilometres on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometres, the North's KCNA news agency said. North Korea on Sunday launched what it said was a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead.

by | May 23, 2017 | 12:09

Health insurers were seeking assurances from Verma that the Trump administration would continue to provide the aid, which helps millions of low-income Americans afford their deductibles and co-pays. "We are heartened by the request to postpone court action on the cost sharing reductions and hope that it indicates a desire to keep coverage and care affordable for working families".

by | May 23, 2017 | 11:57

Three thousand potential jurors have been summoned to the Allegheny County Courthouse. A crucial phase of entertainer Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to p. Cosby also revealed that he does not plan to testify. Constand, who was 30 when the alleged assault took place and is a massage therapist in Canada, is nearly certain to testify because the prosecution case relies heavily on her memories of the encounter with Cosby, according ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 11:47

The Slovak Vladimir Strba was found dead on Sunday a few hundred meters from the summit, said Kamal Parajuli, from the Nepalese Department of Tourism. Five climbers have now died on Everest during this current spring climbing season, which runs from March to the end of May. Almost 200 climbers went to Tibet, from where the 8,850 meter (29,035 feet) Everest Summit can also be climbed.

by | May 23, 2017 | 12:03

Average prices were down a penny in Mount Morris, to $2.39, the lowest average price in the county; Dansville, to $2.40; and Leicester, Lima and Livonia, to $2.41. For LIVE fuel price averages, visit GasBuddy's website. Prices yesterday in Missouri were 12.8 cents lower than a month ago but 1.7 cents higher than a year ago.

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:08

Thankfully, one member of Trump's cabinet, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, is clear on the matter. The man with the bullhorn had already been knocked to the ground, and repeatedly kicked and beaten. That stunned the Palestinians but delighted Netanyahu, who heads a right-wing coalition with pro-settler parties that strongly oppose a Palestinian state.

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:43

Despite President Trump's campaign promise to move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , it doesn't seem as though his upcoming foreign trip will be the time for him to announce the relocation. And ABC News reports that, according to several former and current US officials, it may have endangered the life of an Israel spy inside ISIS. Speaking from Jerusalem , Dr.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:21

The South Korean Yonhap news agency quoted the envoy as saying that Trump had told him that entering Pyongyang into a peace process would take place if conditions were favorable, adding that he would not hold talks for a dialogue only with North Korea.

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:07

Mr. Trump has denied making the request. Comey, who has not spoken publicly in the 10 days since he was sacked, will testify in an open session of the U.S. But after news broke this week that Comey had put to paper that the president asked him to drop an FBI investigation of Michael Flynn, it's a question Congress is trying to answer.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:43

The Department of Homeland Security accounted for the departures or change in legal status of almost 50 million individuals from around the world who were supposed to leave between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016; but by early this year, the agency determined 544,676 people (1.07 percent) didn't leave when their visas expired, didn't adjust their status (as would be the case of, for example, an asylum seeker who came as a tourist), and remained in the country at the end of the last ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:35

Christie ran against Trump in the 2016 Republican primary contest, but endorsed him shortly after he dropped out, becoming one of the first prominent establishment-friendly Republicans to back Trump. He even recently suggested he would like to bring Flynn back to the White House once investigations into the Trump team's ties to Russian Federation are over.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:38

President Donald Trump, now in the midst of his first foreign trip as president, had no immediate public comment on the test. " The ongoing testing is disappointing, disturbing and we ask that they cease that ", US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview with Fox News.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:10

Mr. Trump said later that he was "deeply moved" by his visit to the wall. After leaving President Rivlin's residence, he visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where, according to Christian tradition, Jesus was buried and resurrected. Most of the West Bank is under complete Israeli control and Palestinians face extremely long odds in being granted building permits in those areas, while Israeli settlement building has meanwhile continued.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:46

The bathroom bill amendment comes after months of debate in Texas over a broader, stand-alone bathroom bill. Straus said in a statement that the House amendment "will allow us to avoid the severely negative impact" of the original Senate bill, which was closer to North Carolina's original bill.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:01

White started off the third round strong, birdying the second hole to move to -1 on the day. Marfa Sans shaved seven strokes off her Sunday score with a 7-over-par 79 in the third round and finished the tournament 30-over-par 246 (81-86-79).

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:11

Speaking with CNBC on Monday, Ross enthused that the president was able to conduct his business in Saudi Arabia without having to face any dissenting voices as he regularly has to face in the United States. Finally, reporters, pundits, and activists (but I repeat myself!) are so hostile to Trump that they are willing to push out negative stories without checking out the underlying facts.