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Melania Trump hails 'empowerment of women' at Saudi company visit

He accused Tehran of fuelling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror" and called for its global isolation. The speech is part of an effort to redefine his relationship with the Muslim world after Trump frequently attacked Muslims on the campaign trail a year ago and tried to ban many from entering the United States. Read More »

UNSC condemns North Korea missile test, vows to tighten sanctions

The Security Council will hold a closed-door emergency meeting on Tuesday at the request of Japan, South Korea and the United States to discuss further action in response to the latest missile test. U.S. Pacific Command said it tracked the missile until it landed into the sea. Japan will reportedly tighten its unilateral sanctions on North Korea, in the face of the regime's continued ballistic missile launches. Read More »

Trump affirms peace is "possible" between Israel and Palestinians

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Trump spoke on his fourth and final day in the Middle East. In his speech in Bethlehem , Abbas reiterates the Palestinian Authority's support for a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but slams the Israeli settlements and Israel's refusal to recognize a state of Palestine. Read More »

Sweden Is Dropping Its Rape Investigation Of Julian Assange

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This means he could STILL face arrest if he bounces from the Ecuadorean Embassy. Scotland Yard said it was obliged to execute a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates' Court for Assange's arrest following his failure to surrender to the court in June 2012, should he leave the embassy. Read More »

Defiant Iran to continue with missile programme

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President Zuma extended his congratulations and best wishes to President Rouhani and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Rouhani was responding to a question on Monday from The Associated Press at a news conference in Tehran . Read More »

South Korean ex-president on trial for bribes

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Cameras flashed as she emerged, her inmate number 503 attached to her dark-coloured jacket, and walked into the court where she sat before a three-judge panel. Park's trial is expected to take several months. Sacked by the country's top court, she was impeached by parliament in December after mass demonstrations that built on economic and social frustrations. Read More »

Trump and May agree Manchester attack was 'wanton and depraved'

After the bad news broke that a bomb, which ISIS has since claimed responsibility for , went off at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester , England, last night, celebrities took to social media. Rita Katz, director of the private intelligence group SITE, also reported on pro-ISIS forum users celebrating the attack, described as a "successful and surprising blow" to Britain, and framed as retaliation for British airstrikes against ISIS. Read More »

President Trump delivers remarks at Israel Museum

Trump has said he would back whatever framework that's agreeable to both parties, whether it's a one-state solution or a two-state solution. The American President met with Abbas and several military officials and religious leaders before having a meeting behind closed doors. Read More »

Trump condemns 'evil losers' in United Kingdom concert blast

If Israel and the Palestinians can forge an agreement, it could "begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East", Mr Trump said. Trump is eager to get Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to agree to restart dormant Middle East peace talks. Read More »

Rating agencies applaud Macron's victory but warn of challenges ahead

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The party's Vice President, Florian Philippot, who is gay, said the party must now undergo major change, with a new name being inevitable. Macron will need a strong En Marche! presence in the French parliament to push his legislative agenda through as the country battles high unemployment, a stagnant economy and relentless security problems. Read More »

Congressman quits post in GOP group over health care bill

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MacArthur argued that Republicans hold the majority in large part due to their push to repeal the 2010 health care law, yet more than half of the "no" votes on the recent bill to do so came from Tuesday Group members. Members of the Tuesday Group in the past had criticized conservative efforts to force ideological votes that had no chance of passing the Senate, and MacArthur came under fire within the group. Read More »

Trump 'Hopeful' US Can Help Israel, Palestinians Forge Peace

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Oded Revivi (OH-dead Re-VEE-veeis) is the chief foreign envoy of the Yesha settlers' council. Trump received a warm welcome in Riyadh from Arab leaders, especially over his tough line on Tehran, which many Sunni Muslim Arab states regard as seeking regional control. Read More »

South Korean archbishop voices hope for new president

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He has demanded the decision should be subject to parliamentary approval. Moon was expected to fill the remaining cabinet and presidential staff appointments swiftly to bring an end to a power vacuum left by the removal of Park Geun-hye in March in a corruption scandal that rocked South Korea's business and political elite. Read More »

UAE, Saudi Arabia Pledge $100 Million to Fund Pitched by Ivanka

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In his speech Sunday, he made no mention of the executive orders he signed after taking office barring visitors from several predominantly Muslim countries. He's been besieged by a series of revelations about the ongoing federal investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation and his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, who had been overseeing the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

President Moon due to name special envoys to US China, Japan, Russia

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The South's 19th president - the son of refugees from North Korea - had during his campaign advocated for a combination of negotiations and economic cooperation alongside military and security measures in dealing with the North. The likely victor could be Moon Jae In of the Democratic Party. During the call, Moon told Xi that South Korean people and companies in China "are going through many difficulties", and said he hoped Xi could "pay special attention so the restrictions and ... Read More »

Trump Wanted Intelligence Chiefs to Deny Russia Collusion Story

Sen.Coates and Rogers both deemed the requests to be inappropriate, and both refused to comply. WASHINGTON ( CNN ) - 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 United States officials with knowledge tell CNN . Read More »

Trump blasts Iran during Jerusalem visit

The Western Wall is the holiest site where Jews can pray. " Israel's hand is extended in peace to all our neighbors, including the Palestinians", he said . She pointed out that Obama would not let Israeli President Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak in front of Congress two years ago, while Trump is scheduled to deliver joint remarks with Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday. Read More »

Manchester Bombing: Ariana Grande Fans Share Poignant Tribute In Response To Attack

On social media, concertgoers and eyewitnesses posted photos and videos of the aftermath. BIA issued a statement sharing her heartbreak a day after the Manchester bombing . British Transport Police said the explosion occurred in the foyer area of Manchester Arena that has a capacity of 21,000. Celine Dion also will honor her upcoming dates in Copenhagen, Stockholm, London and Paris, including a June 25 stop at the Manchester Arena , her publicist said. Read More »

Bunge Jumps 16% On Glencore M&A Talk: Jefferies Does The Math

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Earlier on Tuesday, Glencore said its agricultural unit had made an informal approach to Bunge about a "possible consensual business combination". He did not specify whether Bunge would be a buyer or a seller. Shares jumped as much as 17.6 percent to a 2-1/2-month high, and were up 14.6 percent at $80.18 at midafternoon. Read More »

Ditch climate deal, expert urges Trump

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The US President Donald Trump doesn't consider the Paris climate deal a great one for the country and has chose to accept it if it's able to upgrade the US economy and reduce the unemployment level, said an administration official. 58 percent said they thought it should do so. It is unclear whether Trump will honour those financial commitments. "It would be the best possible solution if President Trump stays in the canoe". Read More »