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UNESCO adopts resolution calling Jerusalem 'occupied'

Tweeting on his official account following the decision, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi said Jordan highly valued such a decision. Netanyahu called the UNESCO resolution "absurd" and said the agency's "systematic harassment" of Israel had a price. Read More »

US President Trump fires FBI Director Comey

Sen. "We know that the House is investigating Russian interference in our election that benefitted the Trump campaign", Schumer said. "I have found Director Comey to be a public servant of the highest order, and his dismissal further confuses an already hard investigation by the Committee". Read More »

President Trump slams media after Yates, Clapper testimony on Russian Federation

Yates refused to go into detail about Flynn's communications with the Russians and did not refer to transcripts of the intercepted calls, noting that it was classified. In her testimony Monday, Yates said that she had concluded that the executive order was unlawful and that it was her duty to say so. Kislyak, like many foreign diplomats, was under routine surveillance, and his conversations with Flynn were recorded, officials have said. Read More »

USA 'deeply concerned' by Turkish strikes in Syria, Iraq

At least 50 Kurdish people were killed on Tuesday by Turkish shelling and airstrikes on Kurdish positions on both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi borders, a monitor group reported. The Iraqi government condemned Turkish air strikes in northern Iraq Tuesday in which forces from the autonomous Kurdistan region were killed in an apparent accident. Read More »

Trump sacks Federal Bureau of Investigation boss Comey

Oh". He said the director broke with longstanding tradition and protocol by holding a news conference in July where he announced Clinton would not be charged but denounced her sloppy handling of classified information. But one of those he cited, Donald Ayer, a former deputy attorney general under President H.W. Bush, questioned the purported reasons for the firing. Read More »

FBI director James Comey fired by Donald Trump

Rosenstein, the recently-confirmed deputy attorney general, is the point man on the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself after it was revealed that he had met with Russian Amb. Read More »

New South Korean president willing to visit Pyongyang

Park's decision to allow the United States to base a state-of-the-art missile defense system known by the acronym THAAD in South Korea's territory to cope with North Korean nuclear threats is a major irritant. "I would like our next president to create a cleaner political environment". Moon faces a divided parliament in which his own Democratic Party lacks a majority. Read More »

Senate must fix damage of health care bill


Mick Mulvaney, Trump's budget director, also said the version that gets to the president will likely differ from the House measure. The Senate will have their chance to change the bill, improve the bill. But even with changes, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y/) says Democrats will vote it down. Conservative health care analyst James Capretta says the odds for survival "are low" for House language letting states permit insurers to boost premiums on some people with pre-existing ... Read More »

Obama To Deliver Keynote Speech In Italy On Food Security


So, I - which is nearly as bad - I can walk anywhere as long as I'm willing to take a selfie every two steps", he said . "But in part because of the security apparatus around the U.S. "Over my years in office we acted dramatically to curtail dirty energy". "But here's the thing: even if every country somehow puts the brakes on the emissions that exist today, climate change would still have an impact on our world for years to come". Read More »

Afghan envoy rejects claim that 50 soldiers were killed by Pak troops


At least ten people including three children and two women were killed by Afghan forces' unprovoked firing near a major border crossing where Pakistani census officials were carrying out a count. However, he added, Pakistani forces would protect their territorial solidity at all costs. Bab-e-Dosti remains closed for the fourth day after attack by Afghan forces on Pak. Read More »

After Yates, more questions for the Trump White House


An FBI investigation and congressional probes into the Trump campaign and contacts with Russian Federation continue to shadow the administration, almost four months into Donald Trump's presidency. Yates stressed that one of the reasons why the DOJ chose to notify McGahn was because the Russians were aware of Flynn's conduct, including that Flynn had misled Pence and that she had not accused Pence of "knowingly providing false information to the American people". Read More »

After safe zones take effect in Syria, fighting breaks in Hama

Separately, a Syrian monitoring group and an official with a USA -backed force said on Thursday that Kurdish-led fighters have captured all parts of a Tabqa, a northern town in Syria that was held by ISIS. supports the Russian plan. Activist Ibrahim al-Idlibi, who is based in Idlib, said the situation was calm in the province, which has been the target of daily raids by regime and Russian planes for the past few months. Read More »

Big banks fume over hefty new Australia levy

In that time, flood of economic news has cast a shadow over the economic forecasts which are for an acceleration in economic growth over the next few years, a gradual fall in the unemployment rate and a quite staggering acceleration in wages growth. Read More »

EUs Tusk calls for mutual respect amid election spat with UK

Criticised on the Brexit in recent days, British Prime Minister Theresa May counter-attacked on Wednesday accusing "European officials" of wanting to interfere in the British legislative elections and not wanting the success of the Brexit. This morning Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said talks would be easier if European Commission officials "kept their views to themselves ". Earlier Mr Tusk had appealed for calm ahead of Brexit negotiations. Read More »

Yates testifies on Flynn

The hearing came hours after former Obama administration officials revealed that President Obama had warned Mr Trump against hiring Mr Flynn as national security adviser during an Oval Office meeting after the 2016 election. President Trump has said he has no ties to Russian Federation and is not aware of any involvement by his aides in Moscow's interference in the election. Read More »

Donald Trump sacks Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey in middle of Russian Federation probe

But as the hours passed and the shock of the announcement rippled more widely, Democrats and some Republicans began to raise concerns about the timing and therefore the possible implications for a president whose administration has been clouded since its start by the Russian Federation investigation, with any number of Democrats accusing Trump of an abuse of power. Read More »

Federal Budget 2017 to help pensioners, business

Mr Morrison said it was "fair" to ask the banks to do their part to fix the budget. The measures will raise nearly $21 billion of new tax revenue over the next four years, and help give the Turnbull government a modest surplus by 2021. Morrison described the budget as "based on the principles of fairness, security, and opportunity". Szetho said that FinTech Australia would also now be closely examining the draft crowd-sourced equity legislation, released by the government on budget day. Read More »

Comey Fired Because He 'Could Bring Down A President'

Clinton and other Democrats say they believe Comey's decision help cost her the election. The official says television screens in the field office began flashing the news, and Comey initially chuckled. Schumer also questioned the timing of the shock decision, which came days after Mr. Comey testified on Capitol Hill about the FBI's investigation into Russia's election meddling and a possible collusion between the country and Mr. Read More »

Trump Congratulates Macron On 'Big' Win In French Presidential Election


Earlier in the trading session, the euro had jumped above $1.10 to a six-month high as it became clear Macron won nearly two-thirds of the votes in the second round of the election in France. Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane, reporting from Berlin on Monday, said there is "palpable relief" in Germany now that Macron has won. If Macron's party performs poorly, he also could be forced to form a coalition government, a regular occurrence in many European countries but far less common in France . Read More »

Who is Brigitte Macron, the new French First Lady?


Both complete unknowns when Macron was appointed economy minister in Socialist President Francois Hollande's government in August 2014, Brigitte Macron, born Trogneux, resigned from her teaching job a year later to help her ambitious young husband. Read More »

UK's Labour Party vows to ditch May's Brexit plan if elected


What they have said is look, the patriotic thing, irrespective of your politics, is to vote Conservative because she needs a strong hand in the negotiation which is a very persuasive argument. Criticising the government, Starmer added: "Theresa May has said that no deal is better than a bad deal". A Conservative spokesman said the Prime Minister also said there would be "chaos and instability" in the United Kingdom if it were led by "a floundering, weak and nonsensical Jeremy Corbyn that ... Read More »