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Trump to keep Israeli embassy in Tel Aviv

How can Trump expect to satisfy a Palestinian demand that the "right of return" be granted to the descendants of Palestinians who once lived in Israel? Trump seems to have believed the Palestinian Authority's Mahmoud Abbas when he claimed he opposed terror and the anti-Semitic incitement that fuels the conflict, even though Abbas continues to subsidize terrorists and anti-Israel propaganda in PA schools and media. Read More »

North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

The United States confirmed Sunday that North Korea has test-launched another ballistic missile, a move that ratchets up tensions over the North's quest to develop weapons capable of hitting the US. The object was launched from the Wonsan region on North Korea's east coast and aimed eastwards, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. Read More »

Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces new challenges


But I do think there ought to be a review of his security clearance, and find out whether he was truthful and he was candid. Earlier Sunday, Trump tweeted three times about " fake news " and anonymous sources, amid the growing Russia story that last week also includes a report , based on unnamed sources, that Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, had two previously undisclosed conversations before Trump took over the White House with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . Read More »

Rouhani Lays Out Plans for Second Term, Including Militant Stance


According to Tillerson, the USA wants Rouhani to "begin the process of dismantling Iran's network of terrorism" and put an end to ballistic missile testing. In Friday's election, 415 women won seats on councils in Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan province, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency. "We expect Iran to behave responsibly. Read More »

Survivors tell of horror during Egypt bus attack


A small caravan comprised of two buses and a truck making their way to a monastery south of Cairo were attacked by a team of 10 masked terrorists wearing military uniforms from "Sinai Province", the Egyptian branch of the Islamic State (ISIS/Da'esh) terrorist organization. Read More »

Day 3 of Marawi clashes: 23 more Maute men killed

Isnilon got away and fighters loyal to him took over parts of the city, burning building and seizing hostages. Duterte told soldiers in Iligan, a city near Marawi, that he had long feared that "contamination by ISIS" loomed in the country's future, using the acronym for the Islamic State group. Read More »

US Officials New Sanctions Coming for Venezuela Officials


Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said . "People don't have enough to eat". The remarks come a day after the Trump administration slapped sanctions against eight members of Venezuela's Supreme Court, accusing them of damaging the nation's democracy. Read More »

Times Square victim remembered as 'smart, funny'


Police said Rojas accelerates as he turns onto the sidewalk and starts to strike down the first pedestrians. The driver of the vehicle that smashed through New York City's Times Square on Thursday, killing a teenager and injuring 22, was a US Navy veteran who had been arrested at least four times for offences including drink driving and threatening someone with a knife. Read More »

Kate Middleton Caught Scolding Cheeky Prince George at Pippa Middleton's Wedding


Pippa Middleton pulled a Kate when she recycled a dainty pair of earrings that she first wore on her big sister's wedding day - and we couldn't think of a more sentimental "something old" for her special day. Insiders are already predicting an engagement announcement for Prince Harry and Markle this year. According to Page Six, it was understood that Meghan Markle was supposed to be at the wedding ceremony. Read More »

Bainimarama awaits Trump decision on Paris deal

Trump announced in a tweet Saturday that he would make his "final decision" this week on whether or not to keep the the landmark accord in which nations agreed to work toward curbing greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change . Read More »

Kushner sought secret back channel with Russian Federation

But he arrived back in Washington to widespread reports about his son-in-law Jared Kushner having discussed.setting up a secret communications back channel with Russian Federation prior to his inauguration. Speaking generally, national security adviser H.R. McMaster said "we have back channel communications with a number of countries". The Democratic National Committee (DNC) called on Trump to "immediately fire" Kushner. Read More »

Manchester bomber Abedi's terror connections revealed


Police have issued a photograph of Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton born to Libyan parents, taken on Monday night before he blew himself up and said they believed he had assembled his bomb in an apartment in the city center. She also tweeted a link to a fund-raising site for the victims organised by the Manchester Evening News , which has so far brought in some 1.7 million pounds (S$3 million). Read More »

Killed in Sri Lanka in Monsoon Floods, Landslides

Communities devastated by the flooding and landslides that have so far killed 100 people in Sri Lanka could have another battle on their hands after nearly 53,000 dengue fever cases were recorded across the country since the start of the year. Read More »

Kushner 'proposed secret channel with Russia'

And its investigation has led it to the highest ranks of the White House . But even as he touted the successes of his nine-day sweep through the Middle East and Europe before boarding Air Force One, Trump appeared eager to delay his return to Washington , where a storm of controversy awaits him. Read More »

Trump Reportedly Told Close Associates U.S. Will Leave Paris Climate Agreement

Yesterday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters that G7 leaders had a "controversial" debate on climate change , with Mr Trump being urged by everyone at the table to back the Paris Accords. Turnbull also described the Paris agreement as "a watershed and a turning point" that would deliver worldwide action on climate change . Merkel on Saturday labeled the result of the "six against one" discussion "very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory". Read More »

Opposing Brexit and scrapping diesel cars lead Liberal Democrat manifesto

The Party has some ties to the resources industry through Ray Georgeson, chair of the Resource Association, who a Lib Dem town councillor in Otley, West Yorkshire and a board member of the Green Liberal Democrats . Welsh political party Plaid Cymru has also released their manifesto, calling for a Brexit deal which best represents Welsh agriculture. The Lib Dems pledge to hold a referendum on the final Brexit deal following two years of negotiations between London and Brussels . Read More »

Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike Ends After 40 Days

Fares said he had no details on the terms of the deal. "Israel has established a dual regime, a form of judicial apartheid, that provides virtual impunity for Israelis who commit crimes against Palestinians , while criminalising Palestinian presence and resistance", he emphasised. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron says Donald Trump handshake was 'moment of truth'


In the video, which was initially shared by Macron himself on Twitter, the French president can be seen walking up the red carpet at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels toward a group of world leaders. " Donald Trump , the Turkish president or the Russian president see things in terms of power relationships, which doesn't bother me", he said. In February, Trump's lengthy handshake with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - along with Abe's animated reaction - went viral. Read More »

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning dies at 85


At one point, Bunning said his opponent, Democratic state senator Daniel Mongiardo, looked like one of the sons of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and accused Mongiardo of passing on "horrible rumors" about Bunning's health. James Paul David Bunning was born October 23, 1931, in Southgate and received a Roman Catholic education across the Ohio River in Cincinnati at St. Read More »

Kashmir under curfew after Sabzar Bhatt killing, separatist Yasin Malik arrested


It may be mentioned here that earlier, the security forces had cordoned off the area where the terrorists were hiding after patrol party of Army's 42 Rashtriya Rifles on Friday evening was sacked at by the terrorists in Tral . Earlier on Saturday, soldiers killed six militants near the Line of Control (LoC), the Indian Army claimed. Official sources said they don't now expect the kind of backlash that had followed Burhan's death. Read More »