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Melania slaps away President Trump's hand in Israel

This time the first lady appears to reach to adjust her hair leaving the president empty-handed. She gently nudged him to place his hand on his heart as the national anthem played during the White House Easter Egg Roll last month. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted the couple at the airport before they visited the Western Wall with Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, Jared Kushner. Read More »

Canada denies entry to ex CRPF-IG

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HT has published a scanned document with its news report in it's online edition but the scanned image of the document is of low resolution and its text is not readable. "We regret any inconvenience that may have been experienced by this individual and their family". This startling condemnation of India was removed in a second report issued by immigration authorities at Vancouver airport. Read More »

Iran's president criticizes United States after Trump's sharp words

His supporters look to Rouhani - instrumental in pushing the US-Iran nuclear deal, ending sanctions and allowing foreign investment - to further Iran's engagement with the world and prevent worldwide isolation. and Saudi Arabia worth nearly $110 billion, which is set to reach $350 billion over 10 years, plus a series of other deals. "They should be picked by the people". Read More »

Manchin Warns About Trump Administration Budget Cuts

Mexico emphatically rejects that notion. "It's either been a recession or a slow, sluggish economy stumbling along at less than 2 percent growth", Mulvaney said. The plan would cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over 10 years, balancing the budget by the end of the decade. Virginia's senators focused on the budget's cuts to anti-poverty programs and Medicaid and their effects on Virginia families. Read More »

Ethiopia's Adhanom elected as new World Health Organization chief

He replaces Margaret Chan , who will step down from her 10-year post at the end of June. Tedros won 133 votes to Nabarro's 50 in the third round of voting. In her final opening address to the assembly as director-general, Chan called on the assembly to make "reducing inequalities" a guiding ethical principle, adding that "the World Health Organization stands for fairness". Read More »

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un 'madman with nuclear weapons': Donald Trump

According to The Washington Post , a senior Trump official confirmed the transcript is accurate but would not speak on the record about "a leaked document from a foreign government". Russian Federation has refrained from criticising Duterte's war on drugs , which rights groups say has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings. Read More »

North Korea's latest missile launch suggests progress toward ICBM

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One day after Kim Jong Un's dictatorship reported a successful test flight of its KN-17 missile, state-run news agency KCNA reported the "U.S. mainland and Pacific operations" were in range of North Korean weapons. On Monday, North Korea's diplomatic representative in Beijing did not address any misgivings Seoul had about its recent missile test , or how the provocation could pose an obstacle to dialogue and reconciliation. Read More »

Trump hopeful for Israel-Palestine peace

The true toll of ISIS, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, and so many others, must be counted not only in the number of dead. Yet some Israeli officials are less certain of Trump. We have a GIF that will surely be inducted into the GIF hall of fame, where her smile turns to a depressed from as soon as he turns his back. "I like you too", Trump said when the audience quietened. Read More »

Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to 'make a deal'

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When asked about the two-state solution, Trump said he would not rule out any option, saying, in a break from decades-old U.S. policy, that he was "looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like". Previous U.S. presidents have declined to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem as it would provide a powerful symbolic rejection of Palestinian - and Arab - aspirations for their own capital inside a separate state. Read More »

Donald Trump Forced to Change Travel Plans after Palestinians Protest in Bethlehem

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He added that in his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas it was clear that "the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace", and that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "wants peace". Yesterday, Mr Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Jerusalem's Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites. "They are ready to reach for peace", he said. Read More »

China calls for new talks with North Korea on nukes

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Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft and French U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre both said on Tuesday they supported strengthening the U.N. sanctions on North Korea . Meanwhile, the South Korean Navy revealed a US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier group was to remain in the vicinity indefinitely, while Seoul's defense ministry warned it was ready to carry out a preemptive strike if it detected a missile threat from North Korea . Read More »

Sean Spicer: Comey was putting 'unnecessary pressure' on Trump's relationship to Russian Federation

Burr says the committee wants to hear from Comey on his role in the development of the USA intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation interfered in last year's election. "He was insane, a real nut job". "As President I wanted to share with Russian Federation which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline safety", he defensively said in two postings on his Twitter account. Read More »

Britain deploys troops to prevent attacks after Manchester bombing

Abedi, a Manchester-born business student, detonated the homemade explosive - filled with nuts and bolts - outside Manchester Arena as people left the Grande concert. "Today we only know what British investigators have told us - someone of British nationality, of Libyan origin, who suddenly after a trip to Libya, then probably to Syria, becomes radicalized and decides to carry out this attack", Collomb told BFMTV, according to a Reuters translation. Read More »

Duterte declares martial law in Philippine island of Mindanao

The situation forced Duterte to cut short his visit and head back to the country on Wednesday to deal with the situation. Martial law will be in effect on the Muslim-majority southern Philippines island for 60 days "to suppress lawless violence and rebellion and for public safety", said Abella, according to the Philippine News Agency. Read More »

Palestinians Go On Strike In Solidarity With Prisoners Held In Israel

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President Trump arrived Monday morning in Israel , kicking off the second leg of his first foreign trip as president . President Trump then made brief remarks at the same podium, saying he was in the country to "reaffirm the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel", and expressing optimism that through cooperation, his administration and its partners might seize a "rare opportunity to bring stability and peace to this region". Read More »

Italy coast guard says at least 20 dead in migrant capsizing

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The tragedy occurred some 50 kilometres off the coast of Libya , when the dinghy was struck by a large wave and keeled to one side, causing 200 people to fall into the sea, Efe news reported. Of the migrants arriving in Italy via the Mediterranean, the largest number this year has come from Nigeria, followed by Bangladesh, Guinea, Ivory Coast, The Gambia, Senegal, Morocco, Mali, Eritrea, Pakistan and Somalia, according to the United Nations . Read More »

Skirting own policy, White House puts 'Jerusalem, Israel' on website

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During his visit, Trump is expected to make a push to relaunch long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The White House insists that Trump did not divulge the source of his intelligence about potential terrorist threats emanating from Syria, but intelligence agencies worry that details of the plot could allow the Russians to identify where the information came from. Read More »

Manchester Attack Suspect Possibly Trained by Libyan Militants - Home Secretary

The Palace of Westminster, home to the United Kingdom parliament was closed Wednesday, while the Chelsea soccer team canceled its victory parade in London celebrating its Premier League title in wake of the attack. She voiced her concern over details of the Manchester attack appearing to come out of the United States stating: "I have been very clear with our friends that that should not happen again". Read More »

Hugo Chavez's childhood home burned by anti-government protesters in Venezuela

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Opposition lawmakers say the assembly, whose 540 members will be elected on a municipal level and by community groups like workers, will be filled with government stooges who will merely obey Maduro's orders to rewrite the constitution. We don't want bombs!" He said there would be more "street action" and called for a march opposing the constituent assembly to be held on Wednesday. Read More »

Palestinians Launch General Strike to Protest Trump's Visit

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US President Donald Trump called on Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises that could lead to peace as he wrapped up a visit with a speech in Jerusalem yesterday. The prime minister leapt to his feet when the president said his administration "will always stand with Israel". "Our Palestinian people's attainment of their freedom and independence is key to peace and stability in the world", Abbas said. Read More »

Manchester PR expert Martyn Hett among the bombing victims

Martyn and Russell were contestants on, and won, Come Dine With Me together; Martyn, a big Coronation Street fan, also was on Tattoo Fixers where he showed off his Deirdre Barlow ink. One wrote: "I've never met someone who lived their life as fully as he did, he was fearless and confident in such an inspiring way". Hayley Turk, who organised the fund through website GoFundMe, wrote: "John was one in a million and loved by so many. Read More »

Did Melania Trump swat president's hand away in Israel?

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He also made the same statement about Netanyahu , making clear not only to Abbas, but also to reluctant right-wing members of the prime minister's coalition, that behind closed doors Netanyahu has expressed his willingness to relaunch the peace process. Read More »

British Prime Minister raises country's threat level

May was speaking after she chaired the second meeting of the day of Britain's top-level security committee known as Cobra. Officials are examining Abedi's trips to Libya as they worked to piece together his allegiances and foil any new potential threats. Read More »