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David Friedman, new USA envoy to Israel, presents credentials in Jerusalem

As the nation's envoy to the United Nations, her public comments on foreign policy issues generally are assumed to be statements of US policy. Israel had previously sought to insist on Netanyahu accompanying Trump, to which U.S. Both Israel and the Palestinians consider Jerusalem to be their capital. It will be a topic that's going to be discussed during the President's trip between the parties that he meets with. Read More »

Germany sees India as reliable partner: Chancellor Merkel


After concluding his visit, Prime Minister Modi said that he had a "very good interaction" with Merkel. Merkel had already begun finessing her message on Monday, stressing that she was a "convinced trans-Atlanticist", a message she repeated after a meeting with visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin . Read More »

White House communications director resigns amid tensions

It's been reported in recent days that Trump may shake up his communications staff and may bring in a crisis team to help him deal with backlash from the Russian Federation investigation. The person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss private policy deliberations and insisted on anonymity. When pressed on whether the president would approve of such a back channel with Russia, Spicer said, "You're asking if he approves of an action that is not a confirmed action". Read More »

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Security Adviser to Carter, dies at 89


Brzezinski was a staunch foe of the Soviets who instead encouraged developing ties and normalizing relations with China. In December 1976, Carter offered Brzezinski the position of national security adviser. During the Iranian hostage crisis, which began in 1979, Brzezinski became convinced that negotiations to free American diplomats kidnapped by mobs in Tehran were going nowhere. Read More »

President Trump Has Full Confidence in Jared Kushner

Trump made the comments in a statement to the New York Times on Sunday evening, a day after returning from a multicountry overseas trip. "I have total confidence in him", Trump said . "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", Trump wrote. "#FakeNews is the enemy!" he said. Read More »

Duterte threatens martial law across the Philippines


Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants. As the Philippines government security forces enter the fourth day of battle with militants, belonging to the Maute Group, in the City of Marawi , the Armed Forces of the Philippines ( AFP ) finally maximised its air and ground assets to finish off an estimated 100 fighters. Read More »

OPEC deal's 9-month extension enough to reach target

The agreement at a meeting in Vienna on Thursday to keep in place a reduction of 1.8 million barrels per day was not enough for traders and immediately sent crude prices plunging nearly five percent, which in turn dragged energy firms lower. Read More »

Turkey calls for ouster of United States envoy for anti-IS coalition

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon expressed his concerns over the incident to the Turkish Ambassador. Turkey's official Anadolu state news agency reported that protesters were chanting anti-Erdogan slogans as the president entered the residence after meeting US President Donald Trump to discuss the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) fighters. Read More »

Trump keeps up criticism of Germany

Merkel last week had said that reliable ties forged since the end of World War II "are to some extent over". German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also criticized Trump's policies toward refugees and immigration, saying they put Europe's peace at risk. Read More »

Why Trump is attacking Germany over trade


He also said a global order based on democracy is the need of the hour, in an interconnected and interdependent world. Ms Merkel and Mr Modi stressed their mutual values on the economy and climate change, with the Indian leader suggesting he will adhere to the Paris Agreement to combat global warming even if the United States quits. Read More »

German SPD leader calls Trump a 'destroyer of all Western values'

Merkel suggested that Europe's relationship with the USA had shifted significantly following last week's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G-7 meetings with President Donald Trump that produced disappointing results, saying Saturday that " the times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days ". Read More »

Teenage girl targeted by OR attacker thanks heroes


Community members held candlelight vigils to honor the three victims and plead for solidarity against hatred and intolerance. "Our prayers are w/ them", the tweet said. One of the young women who was targeted in the verbal assault by Christian thanked the two men who lost their lives helping her. Best, who was an army veteran and father of four, was known as a dedicated dad. Read More »

Palace thanks 15 senators for supporting martial law in Mindanao

The House will constitute itself as a Committee of the Whole on Wednesday to tackle the President's report and decide whether it will move for the revocation of the proclamation. Fifteen senators support the declaration saying there is no compelling reason to revoke it. The Constitution allows Congress to revoke the martial law proclamation in a majority vote of its members. Read More »

Very good interaction with Chancellor Merkel: PM Modi


Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel meanwhile accused the USA of "short-sighted policies" that he said were against European Union interests. Obama's participation in a forum with Merkel last Thursday came hours before her meeting with Trump in Brussels at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. Read More »

How does Donald Trump solve a problem like Jared Kushner?

Administration officials close to President Donald Trump have been pushing Kushner to step aside while the FBI investigates meetings that Kushner he had with Russian figures during the transition period following the November election, The Hill reported. Read More »

Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by position

Prime Minister Modi further said that their main focus is on reducing Government and enhancing Governance, adding that the Federal and state governments have taken keen interest in implementing reforms. Donald Trump has hit back at Angela Merkel in the latest volley in the war of words between the U.S. and Germany. Following their talks, the two sides also signed a joint declaration of intent on cyber politics, development initiatives, sustainable urban development, continued ... Read More »

Novak Djokovic wants to develop something special with coach Andre Agassi

After becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win four straight majors - he capped the achievement at Roland Garros 12 months ago to complete the career grand slam - Djokovic slumped badly by his standards. A couple of women who have been playing very well on clay play their first-round matches, too: No. 3 Simona Halep against Jana Cepelova, and No. 5 Elina Svitolina against Yaroslava Shvedova, who is best known for winning a "golden set" " all 24 points " at Wimbledon in 2012. Read More »

Manchester Bombing: Attack on Young Europeans and Their Love of Life

But it is not known what U.S. official is responsible for leaking photos of the bomb remnants to the New York Times , a revelation that outraged British authorities. There are now eight people in custody in the United Kingdom but police fear more accomplices of Abedi may be on the loose. "The public should remain vigilant", she said, following an emergency ministerial meeting. Read More »

Manchester Attack: Police Arrest 3 More Suspects

As a huge inquiry into the attack continued, the father of perpetrator Salman Abedi claimed his son was innocent, saying: "We don't believe in killing innocents". The extremist group Isis put out a claim of responsibility for the attack on its messaging service, but there has been no evidence for the claim. Read More »

McCain on Kushner Backchannel Reports: 'I don't like it'

He instead called for a review to determine whether Kushner was being truthful when he applied for his clearance to serve in the White House. John McCain is not pleased about reports that Jared Kushner proposed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin. Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg gets Harvard Degree


Perhaps the only thing missing was an American flag lapel pin. During the speech , his eyes teared up, while he spoke about an undocumented student he is is now mentoring. According to commentators, Facebook has had a profound effect, connecting people who would have never met otherwise, letting them form supportive networks online and offline. Read More »

Europe can't rely on USA, says Merkel

On Sunday, after a few days of summits with Trump and other Western leaders, Merkel effectively threw up her hands and gave up on him. A European and British Union flags hang outside Europe House, the European Parliament's British offices. Read More »

Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike after securing concessions

Fares said he had no details on the terms of the deal. The service said 834 prisoners had ended their protests. The agreement came just as the Muslims in Palestine, and around the world, began the holy month of Ramadan. More than 1600 prisoners participated in the hunger strike at the beginning of the strike. Israel has reduced electricity in Gaza to about four hours a day after the Palestinian Authority said in April it would no longer pay for it. Read More »