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Trump has historic opportunity to solve Israel-Palestine conflict: Hamas
- May 14, 2017

In his first face-to-face meeting with the Palestinian leader - the two have spoken by phone - Trump said he would call on Abbas to abide by Netanyahu's request to end the payments to families of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails, and demand that Palestinians end anti-Semitic threats and incitement of violence. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents group urges Trump to pick Mike Rogers for director Federal Bureau of Investigation agents group urges Trump to pick Mike Rogers for director
- May 14, 2017

Trump also tweeted a warning to Comey on Friday, saying he "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press". but did - did you think that constituted a threat to Comey? He also said Mr. Comey should testify before Congress to clear the air on his firing. "I think that's what got Jim Comey in trouble". (more...)
EC convenes all-party meet over EVM issue May 12 EC convenes all-party meet over EVM issue May 12
- May 14, 2017

The AAP members were seen carrying banners and raising slogans with full outrage. The MLA said it was "not a coincidence" that all reports of faulty EVMs "are of those (machines) that favoured the BJP and the BJP happens to be the ruling party". (more...)
Japan says North Korea missile fell into sea
- May 14, 2017

China also expressed its opposition to the North's provocation and called on all sides to refrain from heightening regional tensions. Kim and McMaster also agreed to bolster efforts to seek the denuclearization of North Korea. North Korea launched a ballistic missile from the northwestern part of the country early Sunday, the South Korean Joints Chief of Staff said. It wasn't immediately clear what type of ballistic missile was launched, although the US Pacific Command said that "the ... (more...)
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin 'agree to work together on North Korea' Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin 'agree to work together on North Korea'
- May 14, 2017

It marks the first time the pair have spoken since Moscow denounced Washington's decision to strike Syrian positions in March. Candidate Trump had also expressed a desire for a USA alliance with Russian Federation to fight Islamist militants, a goal that has been elusive since he took office on January 20. (more...)
Trump's China trade deal won't wipe out the deficit Trump's China trade deal won't wipe out the deficit
- May 14, 2017

The United States also signaled that it was eager to export more liquefied natural gas, saying China could negotiate any type of contract with US suppliers. and American Express Co. "What this agreement will mean is opening the door for US beef to 1.4 billion customers", Ellingson said. But it's limited, and pales in comparison with the effects of China's entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001 and Richard Nixon's opening to China in 1972. (more...)
North Korea launches another missile, in its latest challenge to US, China
- May 14, 2017

Moon won Tuesday'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 to resolve its neighbour's defiance of the worldwide community. (more...)
Trump on Twitter: 'Everybody' Has Better Healthcare Than US
- May 14, 2017

Trump says they talked about national security, trade and boosting economic cooperation during their NY meeting. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the most prominent advocate for single-payer health care in the United States, was quick to exploit Trump's admission. (more...)
Australia condemns N Korea missile test
- May 14, 2017

North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests in defiance of United Nations and US sanctions and is also developing long-range missiles to deliver atomic weapons. The USS Carl Vinson, an aircraft supercarrier, is also engaging with South Korean navy ships in waters off the Korean Peninsula, according to Seoul's Defense Ministry. (more...)
Korea's new president to White House; N. Korea calls for 'new chapter'
- May 14, 2017

In the call, Xi asked Moon to visit Beijing, Moon's office said . Despite keeping its options open, the Trump administration has said time and again there would not be any sort of negotiations with North Korea unless it agreed to a list of preset conditions. (more...)
Turkey hits back as Trump OKs arming Kurds Turkey hits back as Trump OKs arming Kurds
- May 14, 2017

The SDF is a multiethnic group spearheaded by the YPG, an organization Ankara considers the Syrian affiliate of the PKK, a designated terrorist organization in Turkey, the US, and EU. Khalil dismissed the label, saying the US would not supply arms to terrorists. The SDF, a US-backed group dominated by YPG but which also contains Arab elements, said that receiving USA arms and military equipment would "hasten the defeat" of the jihadists. (more...)
Trump offers meeting to Kim Jong
- May 14, 2017

In related news, several Japanese media sources reported on Monday that President Trump may be open to the possibility of inviting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for direct talks in the United States. When an American citizen is reported detained, the US works with the Swedish Embassy in the North Korean capital, since the USA and the North do not have diplomatic relations. (more...)
Trump calls for stronger sanctions after North Korea missile test
- May 14, 2017

Pacific Command detected and tracked this missile - and says flight data indicate that it was not an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM". This is also the first time North Korea has tested a missile since South Korea President Moon Jae-in came into office. (more...)
Trump calls Macron to congratulate him on election win
- May 14, 2017

A former investment banker, Macron served as top adviser on economic issues to outgoing President Francois Hollande between 2012 and 2014. As France commemorated victory over the Nazis in World War II, Merkel said the two countries had "over the decades developed a solid friendship" whose preservation had become a "pillar of German policy". (more...)
Philippines President Duterte says he may turn down Trump's White House invitation Philippines President Duterte says he may turn down Trump's White House invitation
- May 14, 2017

Mr Duterte, who has loosened the Philippines' long alliance with the United States while strengthening ties with China and Russian Federation, said he could not commit to the American president because of a busy schedule that included a trip to Moscow. (more...)
Man City win takes them third, Arsenal keep top four hopes alive Man City win takes them third, Arsenal keep top four hopes alive
- May 14, 2017

On the fifth anniversary of the club's first Premier League title win, Pep Guardiola's side needed to battle in a game they should have better controlled after going 2-0 up in the first half. But referee Madley ruled out the goal because Mahrez had kicked the ball against his standing foot. City manager, Pep Guardiola, opted for the duo Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling as strikers, while Zabaleta, Nalito, Sergio Aguero, Jesus Navas, Gunn, Kolarov and Fernando were favoured for the bench ... (more...)
Texas Senate passes bill to let officials ban trans wrestler from competing Texas Senate passes bill to let officials ban trans wrestler from competing
- May 14, 2017

Beggs' victory was unsuccessfully challenged by a parent of a fellow wrestler, who alleged that he had gained an unfair physical advantage over his competition because of his use of hormones, reports The Dallas Morning News . USA Wrestling in March adopted a rule that would require Beggs to wrestle as a male in their events. The group said the state of Texas discriminates by letting kids play only according to the gender on their birth certificates. (more...)
Duterte: South China Sea ruling not an issue for ASEAN summit Duterte: South China Sea ruling not an issue for ASEAN summit
- May 14, 2017

But in the statement issued after he hosted the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila, Duterte merely took note of 'concerns expressed by some leaders over recent developments in the area. An aerial view of China occupied Subi Reef at Spratly Islands in disputed South China Sea April 21, 2017. He also denied that China attempted to influence the Asean heads of states to ensure that the global court's ruling invalidating its "historic rights" to the South China Sea and the ... (more...)
Palestine Conflict: Trump 'Just Giving Rhetoric Everyone Wants to Hear'
- May 14, 2017

During his meeting with Trump at the White House on Wednesday, Abbas misleadingly stated, "I affirm to you that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace", Abbas claimed. He added, "It's about time for Israel to end its occupation of our people and our land". In February, Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and broke with decades of USA policy by signaling he might be open to a one-state solution. (more...)
BC political parties ponder common issues after close vote, possible deals
- May 14, 2017

There will be at least one recount after the NDP won in Courtenay-Comox but just nine votes. Taking corporate and union donations out of B.C. politics is the first priority for B.C. what we're about". "It is a non-negotiable issue for us to support either of the parties". On a provincial scale, this means that the Liberals will now be faced with following through with several large promises: a balanced budget and strong GDP growth, reduced MSP rates for some citizens, eventually phasing ... (more...)