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United Nations organization: Israel is an 'occupying power'

Aside from UNESCO, the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization and the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process hold offices there. On the watch of Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, settlements expanded an estimated 23 percent between 2009 and 2014. Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry summoned the Swedish Ambassador to Israel Carl Magnus Nesser Wednesday morning, following Sweden's support for the UNESCO resolution critical of Israel's policy a day earlier. Read More »

Israel Releases Footage, Claims Barghouti Sneaking Food during Hunger Strike

According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz , the Israeli prison service admitted to setting Barghouti up , in an attempt to see if he would break his hunger strike. US President Donald Trump hosted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, the first meeting between the two leaders and the latest in a succession of meetings Trump has had with Middle East leaders. Read More »

China's Xi vows to defend climate pact in call with Macron


Widely hailed as the last chance to stave off worst-case-scenario global warming, the Paris pact was criticised by Mr Trump during his presidential campaign; he also promised to "cancel" the deal as president. Regardless of whether or not the US leaves the Paris agreement, American climate scientists who doubt their work will find traction on this side of the Atlantic have an ally on the continent. Read More »

South Korean presidential vote may change outlook on North Korea

Park, South Korea's first female president, is now jailed at a detention facility near Seoul and awaits a criminal trial set to start later this month. Pyongyang carried out its fifth nuclear test in September and is believed ready for another. He is also seen to favour more independence in relations with the US, Seoul's security guarantor with 28,500 troops in the country. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron may have won the French presidency, but challenges await him

Macron defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen handily in Sunday's presidential vote, and now must pull together a majority for his year-old political movement by mid-June legislative elections . After her decisive loss, the National Front also geared up for a name change - if not a makeover of its ideas. The outcome demonstrates the vast numbers of French who don't believe their politics to be adequately reflected by either candidate and shows the significant amount of political terrain ... Read More »

French presidential victor Macron marks key wartime date as markets celebrate

Economic docket: German manufacturing orders increased by 1.0% on the month in March, more than expected and another sign that Europe's largest economy picked up speed in the first quarter. Macron has said he wants continued intelligence-sharing with the United States and cooperation at the United Nations, and he hopes to persuade Trump not to pull the USA out of a global accord on climate change. Read More »

Donald Trump says looks forward to working with France's Macron

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron is laying the groundwork for his transition to power, with plans for a visit to Germany, a name change for his political movement and an appearance Monday with the man whose job he assumes. France's deep political divisions will become evident once again in the lead-up to parliamentary elections. "He stands for the change I've wanted since I arrived in France in 1985 - openness, diversity, without stigmatising anyone". Read More »

Another Impotent North Korea Missile Test by a Defiant Kim Jong

Speaking about the prospects for resolving the problem of North Korean missiles now that Pyongyang looks all set to continue testing them, professor O'Neill said that prospects of a lasting solution looked dim. The drill came hours after the North launched a ballistic missile in apparent defiance of a concerted USA push for tougher worldwide sanctions to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ambitions. Read More »

Trump calls Yates' testimony 'old news' in quick response to Senate testimony


Yates says she told McGahn that the Russians knew about what Flynn had done and the Russians knew that Flynn had misled the vice president and others about what he had done. intelligence. The White House counsel informed the president immediately. "That was immediately determined that there wasn't". Yates , Clapper and Brennan are now due to appear at a public hearing of the House committee that has not been scheduled. Read More »

Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken law, lawmakers say


Trump regularly decries the alleged Russian ties to his campaign as "fake news", but the best way to prove that there is no "there" there is to fully and totally cooperate with the investigation. When a lawyer for Mike Flynn announced at the end of last month that the former national security adviser "has a story to tell" in exchange for immunity from prosecution, the news generated a minor media frenzy. Read More »

Mallya guilty of contempt


The Supreme Court in Tuesday's ruling acted on a plea by Indian banks, who said Mallya received $40 million from British firm Diageo and transferred it to his children illegally. On 10 July, the court will deliberate on awarding a sentence to Mallya. "He will be present in court and he will have to face questions by the court on why he should not be held for contempt". Read More »

18 dead in China coal mine accident


The rescuers brought the remaining 37 miners to safety and rushed them to hospital, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. According to the report, the investigation of the accident, several people from the management of the enterprise detained. Read More »

Yates on Trump's travel ban: 'Arguments have to be based on truth'


She did not specify what that was. "It was appropriate for us to look at the intent behind the president's actions, and the intent is laid out in his statements", Yates said. Flynn served under Obama as defense intelligence chief before Obama dismissed him from that post. "My answer to that question would require me to reveal classified information", Yates said. Read More »

Human remains found in search for republican victim Seamus Ruddy


The English teacher Seamus Ruddy, 33 and originally from Newry, disappeared in May 1985 while teaching in Paris, France. The Disappeared are those who were abducted, murdered and secretly buried by republicans during the Troubles. In a statement the ICLVR said formal identification is to take place. Ms Morgan urged anyone with information about the remaining Disappeared to bring it forward. Read More »

North Korea Detains Fourth American Citizen Amid Rising Diplomatic Tensions

The regime described Kim Hak-song as "a man who was doing business in relation to the operation of Pyongyang University of Science and Technology". Pyongyang identified one of the people involved in the "vicious plot" as "Kim", a timber worker who was allegedly bribed by the Central Intelligence Agency while working in Russian Federation in June 2014. Read More »

Trump call for Muslim ban deleted from site after reporter's question

The first, issued on January 27, led to chaos and protests at airports before being blocked by courts. Although it does not explicitly mention Muslims, US District Judge Theodore Chuang of Maryland accepted arguments that Trump's history of anti-Muslim rhetoric presented "a convincing case" that the second executive decree amounted to "the realisation of the long-envisioned Muslim ban". Read More »

Brazilian wonderkid Vinicius Junior 'undergoes medical ahead of move to Real Madrid'


Flamengo own the player and are keen to extend his current contract, which has a €30m release clause, and protect themselves from losing Vinicius too early. After seeing his team lose 1-0 to Swansea on Saturday, the Dutchman was spotted sitting with Sandro's agent, Gines Carvajal, as the forward helped propel his team to a 3-0 victory over Celta Vigo on Sunday. Read More »

Kansas man gets life term for killing of son, 7


Keiona Doctor, Adrian's sister, said. Under Kansas law, he will have to serve 25 years before he can seek parole. On Monday, Detective Stuart Littlefield confirmed for the first time publicly, during the sentencing hearing for Jones, that the defendant had fed Adrian's remains "to his pigs". Read More »

Trump administration rolls back some standards on school meals


The USDA secretary announced the policy change in a visit to an elementary school in Leesburg, Virginia. In an interim final rule , aimed at giving schools more flexibility, Perdue and his department are postponing further sodium reductions for at least three years and allowing schools to serve non-whole grain rich products occasionally as well as 1 percent flavored milk . Read More »

DDCA controversy: Delhi HC seeks Jaitley response on Arvind Kejriwal plea


Arvind Kejriwal is the Chief Minister of Delhi, he can tamper with the evidence. "Bless me", he wrote to Kejriwal. "Mishra is levelling false allegations against a man who died today". After submitting documents to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) against Arvind Kejriwalin connection with an alleged water tanker scam on Monday, Kapil Mishra today read out an open letter to Arvind Kejriwal and sought his blessings before meeting CBI officials. Read More »

SKorean conservative describes election as 'war'


Seoul is in dire need of strong leadership to deal with North Korea's growing missile threats and implement bold reforms to fix a sluggish economy and eradicate social evils linked to Ms Park. Polling will end 8pm, and early results could be in as early as 11pm, according to local reports. Moreover, unlike in the previous elections, the presidential-elect will be inaugurated immediately after an official declaration of his or her victory by the National Election Commission in a meeting ... Read More »