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Basquiat's Untitled 'masterpiece' breaks auction record

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Japanese billionaire Yosaku Maezawa bought " Untitled " at Sotheby's auction house on Thursday night. When Lindemann asked whether he believed this skull work would double the record set by the one he sold a year ago, he said, "No, never, it's impossible!" The Y 1982 painting depicts a face in the shape of a skull. Read More »

Melania and Ivanka Trump arrive in Saudi Arabia sans headscarves

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The deal's letter of intent will "support Saudi Arabia's defense needs" with naval ships, tanks and other vehicles that were part of agreements with former administrations. Tens of thousands of new jobs in the United States defence industrial base would also be created. He also is traveling with a large contingent of his West Wing staff, including Priebus, chief strategist Stephen K. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn says tide is turning to Labour at Birmingham rally

Writing in The Sunday Mirror, Lord Prescott said he would have laughed 20 years ago if anyone had suggested Jeremy Corbyn could ever lead the party. The polls for the Sunday newspapers put Labour between 35 per cent and 33 per cent, up significantly on the scores as low as 26 per cent it was recording early in the campaign. Read More »

Trump willing to use engagement to resolve North Korea crisis

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North Korea has repeated test launches to obtain the technology needed for reentry into the atmosphere, which is said to be technically very hard. He added, "North Korea see that they are in isolation and they should ensure their security themselves, and that no one will assist them and see threats for themselves". Read More »

Impeaching the President Wouldn't Necessarily Remove Him From Office

Speaker to call for the impeachment of the President of the United States of America for obstruction of justice". The impeachment process is not criminal. During the Obama era, ardent conservatives frequently called for President Barack Obama's impeachment, while the Republican National Committee refrained. Read More »

State Calls in Turkish Ambassador Over Violence Against Protesters

Other U.S. officials also criticized the Erdogan supporters as the aggressors against peaceful protesters, saying their actions outside the Turkish ambassador's residence violated American protections on free speech. counterpart. Earlier on Tuesday, Erdogan met with President Donald Trump at the White House, where the two leaders vowed to fix their countries' relationship and re-establish an economic and military partnership. Read More »

North Korea: No joint talks until United States rolls back 'hostile policy'

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This appeared a bit short of an outright precondition, though Kim insisted that North Korea views United States hostility as "the root cause of all problems" in the region. But defense experts in the US believe that it could take another three years for North Korean scientists to build a nuclear warhead compact enough to be mounted on a missile such as the Hwasong-12. Read More »

Saudi King Presents Trump With Top Civilian Honor Also Held by Putin

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The official said that in Saudi Arabia, Ivanka Trump will take part in a roundtable discussion with Saudi women about women's economic issues. "Looking forward to the afternoon and evening ahead". Trump's luxury hotel was bathed in red, white and blue lights and, at times, an image of the president's face. The US President's visit comes as Iran's President Hassan Rouhani handily won re-election in what is a victory for the Shiite nation's reformist camp. Read More »

Nigeria prisoner swap secures release of 82 Chibok girls

In this photo released by the Nigeria State House, Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, left, meets with Chibok school girls recently freed from Nigeria Extremist captivity in Abuja, Nigeria , Sunday, May. Many wondered what had happened to the rest of the girls - whether they had been killed in a military operation, or forcibly married to fighters who would refuse to release them. Read More »

Trump being impeached is now a realistic possibility

He said in a later interview that any talk of impeachment would be premature. If Trump were impeached and convicted, Vice President Mike Pence, a right-wing, evangelical ideologue, would be a much more reliable and competent rubber stamp for the conservative policy agenda. Read More »

Danny DeVito urges UK to vote Jeremy Corbyn in the General Election

Under the double lock, the 2.5% minimum guarantee is binned. "A lot of people with decent values will not go into politics because they feel they are going to get pummelled. "I am proud of my country, but I want to reach out to other countries". "There's got to be a mix [of home and rented accommodation]", he said. "I think it's a more efficient way of getting the money to where it is really needed". Read More »

TOP ADMIRAL: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'

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China's foreign minister urged South Korea's new government on Thursday to "remove the obstacles" impeding good relations amid Chinese anger at the USA deployment of an anti-missile system on the Korean peninsula. Left-leaning Moon favours engagement with the North to bring it to the negotiating table, but after Sunday's missile launch said dialogue would be possible "only if Pyongyang changes its behaviour". Read More »

Chaffetz resigns at career pinnacle after years in spotlight

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Chaffetz finally appeared ready ready to dig into Trump's dealings, vowing Tuesday to get the memos FBI Director James Comey wrote about his meeting with Trump in which the president allegedly asked him to shut down the FBI investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Read More »

China cripples CIA operations, kills informants

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The problem began to emerge in 2010, when the us intelligence agency began receiving high quality information about the Chinese government from sources deep inside the government. The breach was considered particularly damaging, with the number of assets lost rivaling those in the Soviet Union and Russian Federation who perished after information passed to Moscow by spies Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani draws fire from foe USA after Presidential election win

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He would not comment on his expectations following the outcome of Friday's election in Iran, only saying that "if Rouhani wanted to change Iran's relationship with the rest of the world those are the things he could do". Ahmad Majidyar, an expert with the Washington-based Middle East Institute, forecast growing tensions between the United States and Iran over Iraq and Syria, where US -backed forces and Iran-supported Shiite Muslim militias are fighting Islamic State."Washington and Tehran are ... Read More »

Hundreds of ATMs shut down across India to escape ransomeware attack

One risky PC malware, which starting May 12 has been proliferating worldwide, of late attacked companies, universities and even government departments within over 100 nations. And, if you were guessing that Windows 10 wouldn't catch this malware, you might be wrong. What versions of Windows are affected? The State Bank of Vietnam on May 15 confirmed that no Vietnamese credit institutions were affected by the WannaCry ransomware . Read More »

First ferry service between Russian Federation and N Korea starts

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The ferry's Russian operators say it is purely a commercial venture, but the service's launch coincides with what some experts say is a drive by North Korea to build ties with Moscow in case its closest ally China turns its back. The Mangyongbong will shuttle between Rajin and Vladivostok once a week. At first, the company plans to transport Chinese tourists from China's Hunchun, as well as Russian tourists, to North Korea with a ticket price worth almost 550 yuan ($80), he added. Read More »

Saudi Arabia king awards Trump with country's high civilian honor

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On one day, Trump appeared successful in keeping his domestic woes an ocean away, as he basked in the pageantry that began with an elaborate airport welcome ceremony punctuated by a military flyover and a handshake from Saudi King Salman. Two years ago Donald Trump , then just a reality TV star with political ambitions, chose to tweet about the First Lady Michelle Obama's decision to not wear a head scarf during a trip to Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Macron faces early tensions with French media

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At a news conference during his visit Friday to a military base in Mali, Macron said he spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier this week about getting more logistical support for the French-led military mission in West Africa. One of the main topics at the G7 is expected to be climate change and a U.S. threat not to ratify the 2015 Paris Accord. Stationed there since July 2013, it has just over 12,000 military and police personnel working on what is considered the UN's most risky ... Read More »

James Comey Will Testify In An Open Session Before The Senate

Ousted FBI Director Comey agrees to testify in open Senate hearingTwo new reports add to a turbulent week in Washington politics. Cummings said the committee's Republican chairman, Jason Chaffetz of Utah, "should. Spicer said of the former FBI director: "by grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation". Read More »

China dismisses India's concerns over OBOR, cites global support

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The external ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay had said on Saturday, "Guided by our principled position in the matter, we have been urging China to engage in a meaningful dialogue on its connectivity initiative, "One Belt, One Road', which was later renamed as 'Belt and Road Initiative". Read More »

Palestinians Drop All Preconditions For Peace Talks With Israel

Trump's visit comes a week before he must sign the same national-security waiver that his predecessors have signed every six months since 1995 to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv. Four politicians from three different political parties, who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the visit, expressed the same bewilderment about what may happen when Trump visits Israel and the West Bank. Read More »

New footage shows Erdogan watching Washington brawl

The United States sees the YPG as distinct from the PKK and as a valuable partner in the fight against Daesh, despite extensive evidence that shows that the PYD and YPG are both Syrian offshoots of the PKK. Nine people were hurt and two people were arrested during the incident on Tuesday, and a D.C. Fire and EMS spokesperson reported two of those who were hurt sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospitals. Read More »

Trump, White House officials bounce along to Saudi sword dance

Trump's trip has been billed by the White House as a chance to visit places sacred to three of the world's major religions, while giving him time to meet with Arab, Israeli and European leaders. The military package includes tanks, combat ships, missile defense systems, radar and communications, and cybersecurity technology. Reince Priebus and Stephen Bannon also make a brief appearance in the clip. Read More »

Two soldiers, militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid in J&K

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Two soldiers were martyred and two terrorists were killed in a gunfight which erupted when the security forces foiled an infiltration bid close to the worldwide border in Jammu and Kashmir's Naugam sector. Earlier on Saturday, a group of terrorists were intercepted near Line of control (LoC) in Handwara sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. Talking to reporters in Srinagar after the visit, Jaitley had said, "Our soldiers are fully confident that they would not allow any form of ... Read More »