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Palestinian lawmakers from Hamas say Abbas halted salaries

Guterres, marking 50 years since the start of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, reiterated a call for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. The US president did not speak publicly about the settlements during a May 22-23 visit to Jerusalem and the West Bank, though he urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to "make a deal" for peace that would entail compromise and tough decisions. Read More »

Two Arrested And Charged In Connection With Oakland Ghost Ship Fire


Deputies from the Lake County Sheriff's Office acted at the request of Alameda County and arrested Almena at 9 a.m.at his home in the 9000 block of Mendenhall Avenue in Upper Lake. On Dec. 2, 2016, almost 100 people piled into the warehouse for a concert, and Harris, the venue's " creative director ", blocked off a stairwell that served as a secondary exit, authorities said. Read More »

Ossoff Passes on CNN Debate in Georgia House Race

Handel followed up by saying the issue is "an example of the fundamental difference between a liberal and a conservative". One of the rawest and most emotionally-charged moments of the debate came when the two candidates butted heads on health care. Read More »

USA intel chiefs 'never felt pressured to intervene' with Russian Federation probe

Mark Warner (D-Va.) asked whether Rogers had been pressured to get the Federal Bureau of Investigation to back off Flynn . The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee's open hearing featured officials closely tied to President Donald Trump's abrupt firing last month of Comey, which sparked accusations the Republican president was trying to hinder the FBI investigation and stifle questions about possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

Police identify Manila casino killer


Duterte was met by National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde and Southern Police District's Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario, before the president made his way into the chapel. The police chief confirmed that the attack was not an act of terrorism, adding that it was a robbery attempt. Relatives of the gunman approached the police early Sunday and positively identified him, said Albayalde. Read More »

Cramer: Theresa May 'may or may not be prime minister'

Prime Minister Theresa May called an unnecessary election only two years into the parliamentary term, after promising that she had no intention of going to the public before 2020. Who would want this job? In the Conservative Party , recriminations were immediate and stinging. "Nobody will condemn the First Minister if she now decides to re-set her course". Read More »

General election: Westminster chaos will make Brexit more complicated, say European Union leaders

Manfred Weber, chairman of the European People's Party (EPP), the largest grouping in the European Parliament , said Britain looked disorientated by the election result. "Instead of strong and stable leadership we witness chaos and uncertainty". To make matters worse, she saw her majority evaporate. Perhaps it would enable her, the optimists suggested, to tack towards a softer, "more realistic" Brexit posture. Read More »

Jeff Sessions Reportedly Latest to Say 'Fuck It'

Two sources have told reporters that Sessions had floated his resignation if he wasn't given the freedom to do his job; the New York Times reported that Trump has been displeased with Sessions since he recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation . Read More »

Arab Countries Designate People, Groups With Ties to Qatar as Terrorists

President Donald Trump, while appearing with Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis, focused on accusing Qatar of funding terrorism and not the recently enacted blockade. Trump, on the other hand, took the side of the four gulf states implementing the blockade over Qatar's alleged funding of terrorist groups. Tillerson noted that Qatar " has a history " of supporting groups that have spanned the range " from activism to violence " and that the emir of the country " must do more, and must ... Read More »

EU chief calls on May to press ahead with Brexit talks

According to Mrs Merkel, Germany waits for the election in Britain , at the same time, no need to underestimate that talks on Brexit should start as sonn as possible. "I thought surrealism was a Belgian invention", quipped Verhofstadt, a former Belgian prime minister. "I only hope that it will not take too long [to form a government] because we have already lost several months from the time that Britain officially announced Brexit in March", Sobotka told Czech Television. Read More »

Angela Merkel expects Brexit talks to begin 'within days'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she can see no obstacles in the way of starting Brexit negotiations as scheduled after UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to form a minority government. In recent weeks, as Trump has attacked Germany for its trade surplus with the US and for not spending enough on defense to meet its commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Merkel has said that Europe "can no longer rely" on its longtime ally, the United States . Read More »

Iran says arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks

Iran's state broadcaster said a security guard was killed at the tomb and that one of the attackers was slain by security guards. It came after Mohammad Hossein Zolfaghari, a deputy interior minister, told state television that "law enforcement activities may increase". Read More »

Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers


Voters dealt her a stinging rebuke and left her short of the 326. She helped her party claim 13 seats in Scotland - a previously unthinkable feat in a country long dominated by the SNP and Labour . The Czech Prime Minister, Bohuslav Sobotka, too said Britain should not be granted any extension on the two year Brexit deadline. May announced the party would try to work with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, an alliance that is fraught with difficulties. Read More »

Iran arrests 7 more persons linked to Tehran attacks

Two militant groups, Jaish al-Adl and Jundallah, have been also waging an insurgency in Iran , mostly in remote areas, for nearly a decade. However despite IS claiming responsibility, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has blamed Saudi Arabia and the United States for the assaults. Read More »

President Trump speaks with reporters during visit by Romanian leader

Trump and aides referenced those comments in claiming vindication, but some officials said Comey's statements that Trump leaned on him to drop the Russian Federation investigation could add up to obstruction of justice. A Washington Times reporter asked Trump why he felt Comey's Thursday testimony "vindicated" him and if tapes of his conversations with Comey "do exist". Read More »

Notre Dame attacker yelled 'this is for Syria'


Kellyn PotVin-Gorman, an American tourist visiting Paris from Colorado, tells The Associated Press she was at the front of the line to enter the cathedral when she saw panicked people running in every direction on Tuesday afternoon. "These are the kind of attacks that are, that give everybody nightmares, because there's no plot", he said. Authorities have not released the name of the suspect but said he was carrying identification that showed he is an Algerian student. Read More »

Congress Has What It Needs to Impeach Trump

Trump took to social media the day after Comey said the president fired him to undermine the FBI's investigation into Trump's apparent ties with Russian Federation. The February meeting was one of several one-on-one encounters that Comey said made him feel such intense discomfort that he felt compelled to document them in memos. Read More »

May to form 'government of certainty' with DUP backing

Tim Farron, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, joined the ranks of those demanding May to step down. Opposition party leaders were also quick to call for her resignation, including the Liberal Demo- crats' Tim Farron, who said: "We will now have a government that is weaker and less stable at a time when we are about to embark on the most hard and complex negotiations in our history". Read More »

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill in firing line after inept campaign

Timothy and Hill have been accused of creating a "toxic" atmosphere in Downing Street. Theresa May's joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill have both resigned. May said she meant to stay as the Prime Minister and sought support from the Democratic Unionists to form a government. He added: "I chose not to rebut these reports as they were published, as to have done so would have been a distraction for the campaign". Read More »

Iran arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks

Addressing a ceremony here in Tehran on Saturday, Brigadier General Ashtari said a number of militants affiliated with some terrorist groups have been arrested thanks to the vigilance of the polices forces, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Basij Force and other security organizations of the country. Read More »

Vladimir Putin: Claims Russia has damaging information on Donald Trump 'nonsense'


Putin said . "We didn't have any relationship at all".The comments came just one day after Putin suggested "patriotic hackers" from Russia may have meddled in the 2016 USA presidential election, and amidst the FBI investigation into the Trump administration's possible collusion with Russian officials during the campaign."Right now, I think we have representatives from a hundred American companies that have come to Russian Federation". Read More »

What the UK election earthquake means for the world

The Scottish National Party is projected to win 34 seats, the Liberal Democrats 14 seats, and other parties 22 seats. "The mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence. But rather than head into negotiations right away, May made a decision to hold the snap election , which meant delaying the planned start of negotiations until June 19. Read More »

As ISIS retreats in Syria, the United States and Iran scramble for control

Russia's ministry of defence announced that regime militias had reached the wire on Friday, with the US-backed Syrian anti-Islamic State group fighters in al-Tanf coming under fresh pressure from hostile forces. They reached a point almost 50 kilometers north of al-Tanf, after going through the desert around the area held by USA -backed rebels, it said. The U.S. Read More »