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Trump to speak of need to confront Islamic extremism in Saudi visit

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Treasury Department. "He'll talk about what unites us in uplifting terms", a White House official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Trump said battling terrorism "means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians". Read More »

Justice official says he stands by critical memo on Comey

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Earlier this week, NPR confirmed that Trump had asked Comey to scuttle the investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to a memo of the account written by Comey. Rosenstein said Comey "usurped" the authority of the Justice Department, first with his July 2016 press conference outlining Clinton's alleged offenses and recommending no charges, and second with his October call to notify Congress the probe was being reopened. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan watched as protesters were attacked

United States expresses concern in "strongest possible terms" after violence erupted outside the Turkish embassy. Shortly afterward, chaos begins, which the police in D.C. John McCain called for Turkey's ambassador to the U.S.to be "thrown out" of the country . The U.S. declined to say whether the security agents were granted diplomatic immunity or under what conditions they were released. Read More »

Duterte says China's Xi threatened war if Philippines drills for oil

Other senior officials present were Emaleen Abd Rahman Teo of Brunei Darussalam, Kah Pharidh of Cambodia, Jose Antonio Morato Tavares of Indonesia, Phongsavanh Sisoulath of Laos, Joji Samuel MC Samuel of Malaysia, U Myint Thu of Myanmar, Busaya Mathelin of Thailand, Nguyen Quoc Dzung of Vietnam, and Singapore's Chee Wee Kiong, who co-chaired the meeting. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn says Labour's 'message is getting through' to voters

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May had been on course for a landslide with a majority of up to 150 seats, opinion polls had indicated in the early stages of campaigning ahead of the June 8 national vote. Mr Corbyn has accused Mrs May of attempting to set young against old, creating a "war between the generations". There were loud cheers when shadow chancellor John McDonnell pointed out that Labour's manifesto is fully costed, unlike the Conservative document which was published without costings. Read More »

Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

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Uncle Fat is basically the head of the wild monkey mafia. Wildlife officials got wind of the male long-tailed macaque last month after photos of the animal started circulating on social media and immediately chose to rescue him. The typical macaque weighs in at roughly 9kg, but when officials managed to get Uncle Fat onto a scale, they were shocked to see he weighs 26kg. Veterinarian Supakan Kaewchot prepares a healthy meal for the obese macaque at a rehabilitation center Bangkok, Thailand, ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho calls up 10 teens who 'aren't ready yet'

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Sergio Romero has already been chosen ahead of usual No. 1 David De Gea for Wednesday's Europa League showdown, leading to reports that the Spain goalkeeper may have played his last match for United. "Tim Fosu-Mensah plays Sunday and if the reaction is good and if he manages to play the game without problems, then he's an option for us for the final", said Mourinho. Read More »

What's Next for salesforce.com, inc. (CRM) After Touching All-Time High?

Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock performance. The current consensus rating on salesforce.com, inc. First Personal Financial Services raised its position in shares of salesforce.com, inc.by 7.5% in the first quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 20,758,784 shares of the CRM provider's stock worth $1,480,724,000 after buying an additional 649,445 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

Rouhani leads Iran presidential race, expected to win

The Iranian interior ministry said Rouhani won 56.9% of the vote compared to 38.6% for his closest rival, former attorney general Ebrahim Raisi. "Not everyone who voted for Rouhani thought his record was excellent, but the majority decided his competitor would be even worse", said Tehran University political researcher Foad Izadi. Read More »

ChiSox sign top Cuban prospect Robert

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The deal will reportedly call for $25-$30 million, making it one of the richest worldwide contracts in baseball history. The White Sox have agreed to sign Cuban outfielder Luis Robert to a $25-30 million bonus, according to FanRag's Jon Heyman . Read More »

Spurs' Leonard will not play Game 3 against Warriors

In Game 2, the Spurs "felt sorry" for themselves, as they described it, never putting up a fight. Lee appeared to injure his knee on a lay-up that tied the game at 21 apiece. The final quarter was more competitive with the Spurs playing even with the Warriors . Down 113-95 with 6:39 left, the Spurs were finally out of energy and out of answers, and they went on to lose 120-108. Read More »

North Korea says linking cyber attacks to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday there was a "high possibility" of conflict with North Korea, which is pressing ahead with nuclear and missile programmes it says it needs to counter United States aggression. "I hope we will candidly discuss crucial issues in the relationship including North Korea". Is it possible or not? The UN Security Council North Korea sanctions committee has been meeting with regional blocs at the United Nations to push for enforcement of existing ... Read More »

Incredible pics of Pippa Middleton's wedding - including her dress

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, right, gestures as she walks with the bridesmaids and pageboys as they arrive for her sister Pippa's wedding. George and Charlotte joined the other page boys and bridesmaids in wearing custom-made outfits designed by Pepa & Co. Kate's maternal instincts kicked in as she took charge of the youngsters, not to mention the six other children who were also involved in the wedding. Read More »

Pippa Middleton weds hedge-fund manager James Matthews

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William and Kate's son Prince George will act as page boy while their daughter Princess Charlotte will be one of the bridesmaids. Today was the day royal fans had been waiting months for... It was designed by Giles Deacon and included a heart-shaped cutout in the back. Middleton, 33, tied the knot with hedge fund manager James Matthews , 41, at St. Read More »

With MLB pace of game, even talks go slowly

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And with teams from countries like Israel, Italy and the Netherlands all having success there, the appeal of playing games in other countries has become more and more logical. Dan Reed, Facebook's head of global sports partnerships, said the chatty nature of watching baseball is a flawless fit for the platform. "By distributing a live game per week on Facebook, Major League Baseball can re-imagine this social experience on a national scale", said Dan Reed, Facebook's Head of Global Sports ... Read More »

For the Boston Celtics, trading Isaiah Thomas is not the answer

It could be deja vu for the Boston Celtics if they decide to keep that No. 1 National Basketball Association draft pick rather than trade it, and if they also manage to sign All-Star Gordon Hayward as a free agent from the Utah Jazz. You have to build on this momentum. Ainge is content waiting for The King's reign to end, which is why he's not even considering flipping this No. 1 pick for someone like Paul George or Jimmy Butler. Read More »

USA slaps sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court judges

The ruling was later partially reversed amid global criticism, but it sparked a protest movement that has continued for almost two months and left more than 40 people dead. Moreno was later accused by an exiled Supreme Court magistrate of belonging to the so-called "Band of Dwarf Judges" that worked hand in glove with top administration officials to manipulate cases. Read More »

President's scandal has Brazilians pondering new government

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He claimed the illegal payments were destined for campaign slush funds. The crisis leaves Temer, 76, facing two immediate problems. They have denied wrongdoing in the past. "It is merely surviving off of institutional machinery, but it is not working". Globo then posted the almost 39-minute recording, which is scratchy and often inaudible. Read More »

Rouhani wins re-election in landslide victory over conservative opponent

Rouhani's nearest rival in the four-man race, hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi, secured 38 percent of the vote. With nearly all votes counted from the previous day's election, Rouhani had an insurmountable lead with 58.6 percent of the vote, compared with 39.8 percent for his main challenger hardliner Ebrahim Raisi. Read More »

Top prosecutor accuses president of corruption

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He has not spoken in public since then. The beleaguered president was holed up yesterday at the presidential palace with close aides, a government official told AFP on condition of anonymity. "Michel Temer is like that boyfriend who doesn't know it's over", one Twitter user said. Batista later signed a plea agreement with prosecutors in which he acknowledged distributing payments to some 2,000 politicians over the last 10 years. Read More »

Eight Aussie companies hit in global cyber attack

In a statement on Twitter the trust said: " We are in a period of recovery, having come out of a major incident following the ransomware attack on Friday. In total 47 NHS organisations reported being affected - and the disruption has continued into the new working week. "However Friday's attack has highlighted the need for everyone to have appropriate and robust measures in place to protect against cyber attacks which could strike any IT system at any time". Read More »

Indonesian soldiers killed in South China Sea exercise

The Philippines' ambassador to China, Jose Santiago Romana, said the delegates "touched on it [but] didn't dwell on it". Duterte produced his seemingly sensational comments while delivering a speech at the National Convention of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary in Davao City. Read More »

Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress

In the days since Donald Trump fired F.B.I. When pressed on the issue, Rosenstein said that was not true. Trump had ignited a political firestorm the previous week when he fired Comey, who was running the investigation. I have some concerns. The committee's chairman, Senator Richard Burr, and the ranking Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, announced that Comey will testify in an open setting before the committee. Read More »

Theresa May brands Labour manifesto pledges 'a wish list'

Corbyn remains popular with the party membership and his campaign events attract large and fervent crowds, but he has lost the confidence of most of Labour's members of parliament and has extremely low popularity ratings among the broader electorate. Read More »