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Trump arrives in Israel, hoping to rekindle peace process

Criticism of Trump from the Jewish right, while growing, is nearly always accompanied by a caveat that his Israel policies are better than those of his predecessor, Barack Obama , and praise for some of his appointments. The tendency in Trump's first months in office was to blame any decision that the pro-Israel right found unappealing on officials Trump did not appoint - civil service professionals whose tenure dated back to the Obama or George W. Read More »

China's Xi calls for South Korea ties to get back on track

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The return of the site after South Korea's new president has made moves to patch up relations with Beijing sending a special envoy, Lee Hae-chan on Thursday to meet with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi. South Korean businesses have faced boycotts, especially the retail group Lotte which provided the land on which the system is being constructed. "We are all optimistic, but unless the Chinese government lifts the travel ban there is not much to look forward to", said an official ... Read More »

Senate Intelligence Committee Will Subpoena 2 of Michael Flynn's Businesses

Flynn, 58, a retired Army lieutenant general and former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump , plans to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination before the intelligence committee in its probe. Former CIA Director John Brennan says Russia has a history of trying to "suborn individuals" and he anxious last summer about the number of contacts Russian officials were having with Americans. Read More »

In Israel, Trump sees 'rare opportunity' to bring peace

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Trump on May 21 in Saudi Arabia had "delivered a forceful speech of clarity and conviction". (Yuri Kochetkov/Pool photo via AP, File). Trump's visit to Jerusalem has been laden with religious symbolism. You have been to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the holiest sites of Christianity. Read More »

White House lawyers frantically researching how impeachment proceedings work

This comes after a rash of negative reports against President Donald Trump on Friday afternoon. According to CNN , the lawyers researching impeachment do not believe that impeachment is an immediate concern, and an attorney close to the office of White House counsel Don McGahn reportedly said that such research doesn't sound like something McGahn would go along with. Read More »

Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe

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Forty-eight percent of those polled said they oppose Trump's decision to fire Comey compared to 37 percent who supported the president's decision while 15 percent remain unsure. Her testimony conflicts with the White House version and is pertinent because President Trump had named Gen. Flynn his national security adviser and because Gen. Read More »

White House officials say Trump is 'undisciplined' and 'self-destructive'

In his earlier twitter posts, Trump decried the naming of Robert Mueller, a respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, as a special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, an official he himself appointed. Since that dismissal, a memo, allegedly written by Comey and leaked by him or those close to him, has been a prominent feature of the news cycle after being reported by The New York Times on Tuesday. Read More »

Melania Trump slaps away Donald's hand after arriving in Israel

Abbas said he welcomed Trump's "noble and possible mission". The visit to the wall was ostensibly private, not officially presidential, and Trump declined requests by the Israeli government to accompany him to East Jerusalem . Even the White House press corps making the trip on a separate plane from Riyadh to Tel Aviv had to make a technical stop in Cyprus before proceeding to Israel. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte looks to strengthen ties with trip to Moscow

Deals on military procurement, including supply of precision-guided missiles from Russian Federation, are expected to highlight the official visit. Do I have the missiles to launch when they [bomb] us? The Philippines delegation led by Duterte is on a four-day visit to Russian Federation to discuss deals on security, military cooperation, trade, technology and tourism. Read More »

1 killed in fresh violence in Saharanpur

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Police sources said the attackers allegedly fired their guns and wielded batons, killing Ashish (24) on the spot. Since then, Dalits or their symbols have been targeted in villages of the district nearly every day. Mayawati today demanded that false cases lodged against different persons should be withdrawn and the disputes resolved amicably. A BSP functionary accompanying Mayawati said she stopped the cavalcade on seeing a group of cheering party supporters gathered at the Delhi-Ghaziabad ... Read More »

Bethlehem security forces brace for Trump visit

A statement issued by the White House about Trump's visit to Israel included a title replacing the word peace with that of a fruit, so that the USA president would be seeking to "Promote the possibility of lasting peach". Trump did, however, subtly repeat his admonition of the Palestinian Authority to stop encouraging terrorism, telling Abbas, "Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded". Read More »

Donald Trump departs Israel declaring that peace deal is possible

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And he seemed to reject Netanyahu's preferred plan to normalize Israeli-Arab relations as a step toward a peace agreement with the Palestinians, describing the reverse chronology: "I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East". Read More »

The moment chaos breaks out at Ariana Grande concert

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Her sister went to school Tuesday, but was sent home so she could relax and destress, Baldwin said. Runshaw College in Leyland, Lancashire, spoke of its "enormous sadness" after hearing that the student died as a result of the blast at the Ariana Grande concert . Read More »

Trump Departs Israel. Next Stop: Rome

Given that they have vocally disagreed on prominent issues in the past, what will the areas of shared agreement be? The visit to the Vatican is the third stop of Trump's tour of sites representing three major religions. Perhaps the most prominent area of disagreement between Trump and Francis is immigration. When Trump vowed to build a border wall between the US and Mexico, Pope Francis planned a trip to the current wall and posited that any person who builds walls is "not a Christian". Read More »

Israel, Palestinians Gear Up for Trump Visit

Trump's comments came as he returned from a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas . "You've noted so succinctly that common dangers are turning enemies into partners", said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, adding that the Arab leaders Trump met in Saudi Arabia could help create the conditions for lasting peace in the Middle East. Read More »

Trailblazing, Unprecedented Pro-Israel Actions by President Trump

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NY [U.S.A.], May 23: With an aim to resolve the Middle-east conflict, U.S. President Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to advance the peace process. Abbas reiterated his call for a two-state solution to the conflict, including a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital. "So you had another story wrong", said Trump. Read More »

Wal-Mart earnings dip but sales rise at U.S. stores

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Wal-Mart's e-commerce division includes all web-initiated transactions, including those through Walmart .com such as ship-to-home, ship-to-store, pick up today, and online grocery, as well as transactions through Jet.com. In addition, the segment's operating income increased 0.9% y-o-y during the quarter. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.98 earnings per share. Read More »

Saudis, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump-proposed fund

Instead, people were much more concerned with Melania and Ivanka Trump's controversial fashion statement. Melania and Ivanka are accompanying Trump on his first global trip as president, arriving in Riyadh on Saturday, the first stop on a journey that will take him to Israel , The Vatican and to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits in Brussels and Sicily, respectively. Read More »

Beijing's new weapon in economic war: Chinese tourists

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Wang and former South Korean Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan were expected Thursday to discuss ways of containing North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons activities. Abe said South Korea is the most important country that shares common strategic interests with Japan in the region, stressing the two countries need to work towards building future-oriented relations. Read More »

Alexa has a screen with Amazon Echo Show

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We've seen Amazon announcing speaker based Echo devices, but the new Echo Show is the first one that comes with a touch screen display. You know, the last time you actually saw the lines of pixels. The Amazon Echo show is now available to pre-order in the USA for $229.99 it will launch on the 28th of June 2017 and it comes in back and white. Read More »

Donald Trump admits no easy peace for Middle East

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Trump visited the Israel Museum and the Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center on Tuesday and now heads to Italy and later is expected to meet with Pope Francis. On Friday, they had to receive a rabbinical dispensation to travel, the Jewish Sabbath, a White House official said. Abbas reiterated his call for a two-state solution to the conflict, including a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital. Read More »

North Korea ready to mass produce new missile

The successful launch of Hwasong-12 impressed dictator Kim Jong Un and he celebrated the victory with the entire missile program team. Following the meeting, ambassadors revealed that the UN Security Council (UNSC) is divided over whether to slap more sanctions on North Korea . Read More »