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Global News China's Xi Calls for S. Korea Ties to Get back on Track
Author: 0 China's Xi Calls for S. Korea Ties to Get back on Track

It has retaliated against Seoul by suspending visits to South Korea by Chinese tour groups and trips to China by South Korean entertainers. Total visitor numbers were down 27.2 percent from previous year to 1.07 million, KTO said , blaming a "huge decline in Chinese visitors due to China's ban on tours to South Korea ".

Global News New S.Korean leader sets course in stormy diplomacy
Author: 0 New S.Korean leader sets course in stormy diplomacy

Lee Nak-yon, a regional governor who was a political ally of two former presidents who held summits with North Korea in 2000 and 2007 was nominated as prime minister. Moon said he hopes the two sides could continue discussions on the Thaad issue. As president, Moon must find a way to coax an increasingly belligerent North Korea to ease its nuclear and missile threats.

Global News Theresa May reverses social care reform plan after backlash
Author: 0 Theresa May reverses social care reform plan after backlash

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Mrs May's announcement was a "triumph of spin over reality" and the policy had changed very little. After launching the Conservative manifesto, Mrs May has now said there will be an upper limit to the amount taken from people's estates after their death.

Global News Queen offers 'deepest sympathy' to Manchester terror attack victims
Author: 0 Queen offers 'deepest sympathy' to Manchester terror attack victims

The two leaders are understood to have remained in regular contact about the situation, the worst terrorist incident ever during a general election period. Mrs May said: "We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack". Police staged an armed raid on a Manchester address believed to be where Abedi lived, carrying out a controlled explosion to gain entry after arresting a 23-year-old man earlier Tuesday in connection with ...

Author: 0 Contradictions Add Up During Trump's Saudi Visit

Trump offered few indications of whether he planned to shift US policy to better fight terrorism. Like congratulate Iran's new president on his electoral victory and for promising to stick to the nuclear agreement; like demanding an end to Israeli occupation and Israeli colonisation of Arab land; like telling the exhausted old dictators and princes of the Arab world that the only way they can rid themselves - and America - of "terror" is by treating their people with dignity and safeguarding ...

Author: 0 Trump asked DNI, NSA to deny evidence of Russia collusion

Specifically, the Post reported that current and former intelligence officials described Trump making separate asks of Coats and Rogers to deny the existence of any evidence pointing to collusion during the 2016 campaign. White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster underscored that point in an interview that aired Sunday, saying Trump had felt "hamstrung". Last week, The New York Times reported that Trump explicitly asked Comey , then the director of the F.B.I., to shutter his ...

Author: 0 Trump tells Netanyahu he 'never mentioned Israel' in meeting with Russians

White House aides have tried to play down expectations for significant progress on the peace process during Trump's stop, casting it as more symbolic than substantive. Regarding peace, Trump said the prime minister is "working very hard at it". They've had enough of the bloodshed and the killing. He said: "Never before has the first foreign trip of a president of the United States included a visit to Israel ".

Author: 0 ICJ didn't order on consular access to Kulbhushan: Aziz

The incident comes in the wake of heightened tensions between both the countries over the death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistan military court on the charges of espionage. Pakistan claims its security forces arrested Jadhav from its restive Balochistan province on March 3 previous year after he reportedly entered from Iran.

Author: 0 Manchester attack: 23yo man arrested, police say

Abedi likely used an improvised explosive device , according to police. "There is a complex and wide-ranging investigation underway". U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the working closely with the British government as it investigates the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

Global News Bunge shares surge after report of possible Glencore takeover
Author: 0 Bunge shares surge after report of possible Glencore takeover

The company did not say more about a potential offer that its Glencore Agriculture Ltd unit made to Bunge . It added that "there is no certainty that any transaction will occur". Based in Switzerland, Glencore has a market capitalization of more than $55 billion and controls roughly 150 mining, metals, oil and agricultural assets in 50 countries .

Global News Manchester attack: What we know and don't know
Author: 0 Manchester attack: What we know and don't know

Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair. The first victim to be identified is 18-year-old Georgina Callander . The company that manages the British arena where a suicide bomber killed and wounded people leaving an Ariana Grande concert Monday night is based in Montgomery County.

Author: 0 Trump arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

US President Donald Trump sought to defend himself against criticism that he provided Israeli intelligence to Russian Federation as he met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday. He also warned of the threat from Iran to global peace, a theme he spoke on earlier in Saudi Arabia . He's also backed away from his campaign pledge to move the U.S.

Global News Over 280 global investors appeal to G7 to stand by Paris Agreement
Author: 0 Over 280 global investors appeal to G7 to stand by Paris Agreement

The US President Donald Trump doesn't consider the Paris climate deal a great one for the country and has chose to accept it if it's able to upgrade the US economy and reduce the unemployment level, said an administration official. That undermines American interests on multiple fronts. The election of Emmanuel Macron as president of France may have created an unlikely set of beneficiaries: US climate scientists and clean energy innovators.

Author: 0 Oil rises to month-high with output cut extension expected

Clearly OPEC does not control more than a third of global supply and the world is now consuming 96.5 million barrels per day (bpd), of which OPEC produces circa 31.8 million bpd. Goldman said OPEC should put pressure on American shale oil producers by creating a market structure known as backwardation, when the future trading price of a commodity is below the current spot market value.

Author: 0 SC adjourns hearing into Panama Papers case till June 7

He also said for political reasons that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be summoned by the JIT. The fortnightly report was presented in two sections to the bench. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, along with other party leaders are expected to attend the case hearing today. Hussain Nawaz has asked the Supreme Court special bench to replace the two Panama JIT members for a transparent and unbiased inquiry.

Author: 0 Israel police: Palestinian assailant stabs Israeli officer

Israel and the Palestinians have not held direct talks for more than three years and Trump acknowledged it was "one of the toughest deals of all". "But we can only get there working together". "But with determination, compromise, and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal ", he said. Mr Trump and Mr Abbas.

Global News Iran's Rouhani says missile tests will continue 'if necessary'
Author: 0 Iran's Rouhani says missile tests will continue 'if necessary'

President Donald Trump. Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran?" he said at a news conference.At a weekend summit in Riyadh, Trump accused Iran of funding and arming "terrorists, militias and other extremist groups" in Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon and backing President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's civil war.Rouhani, who fronted Tehran's deal with six major powers in 2015 to curb Iran's nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions, said the United States ...

Author: 0 Senate Subpoenas Records from Mike Flynn's Companies

The Democratic congressman said a March 2016 Pentagon report on Flynn's security clearance application showed that Flynn claimed his trips overseas were funded by USA companies, when documents show that RT paid for the December trip to the Moscow gala.

Global News No bilateral meet between Trump-Sharif at Saudi Summit
Author: 0 No bilateral meet between Trump-Sharif at Saudi Summit

Trump, responding to a journalist's question on the subject alongside Netanyahu, said "I never mentioned the word or the name Israel ". Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said "intelligence cooperation is terrific". Which, to reiterate because it's important, are these: Trump told two Russian officials highly classified information in the Oval Office. Trump has since defended his disclosure, arguing he has the right to share such information with Russians.

Global News U.S. textile sector welcomes NAFTA renegotiations
Author: 0 U.S. textile sector welcomes NAFTA renegotiations

Many chapters are outdated and do not reflect modern standards. Negotiation talks won't begin until at least mid-August, after the period of consultation concludes. "For example, digital trade was in its infancy when NAFTA was enacted ". In February, the Congressional Research Service released a report on NAFTA, which found the trade agreement " did not cause the huge job losses feared by the critics or the large economic gains predicted by supporters ".

Author: 0 Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

We'll have more on Trump's visit to Israel and Palestine after headlines. Meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, Trump said the goodwill from that visit would spill over into peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Author: 0 Duterte declares martial rule in southern Philippines

The constitution only allows martial law for 60 days in the event of rebellion or invasion. As the Philippine news service Rappler reports , the declaration of martial law actually fulfills a warning made by the president just days ago. Terrorism has been a persistent problem in the southern Philippines , where Maute and militant group Abu Sayyaf are based. The United States lists it as a terrorist organisation.

Author: 0 North Korea says missile tests warhead guidance, ready for deployment

On Monday, the U.N. Security Council condemned the launch in a statement and called North Korea's behavior highly destabilizing. Earlier this month, North Korea launched another ballistic missile called the Hwasong-12, which it said was capable of carrying a heavy nuclear warhead .

Global News Taxes on entertainment services subsumes under GST
Author: 0 Taxes on entertainment services subsumes under GST

At these rates, the present total tax incidence works out to more than 13%. Earlier, the GST Council approved 18 percent tax ad valorem on access to circus, theatre, Indian classical dance including folk dance and drama. However, exact formulation for the same is yet to be finalised. "Further, non-availability of input tax credit to tower infrastructure business will lead to huge impact on the cost of services and billing by Infrastructure Provider-1 to Telecom Service Providers (TSPs), ...

Global News Julian Assange still faces arrest warrant - United Kingdom police
Author: 0 Julian Assange still faces arrest warrant - United Kingdom police

The rape allegation against the computer programmer had followed a Wikileaks conference in Stockholm in 2010. Assange said this on Friday after Sweden dropped its probe into the allegation of rape against him. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has expressed his readiness for dialogue with the United Kingdom authorities and the US Department of Justice. He said the "road is far from over", adding it was "extremely regretful" that he was still being threatened with arrest if he leaves ...

Global News What Happens if Flynn Ignores the Senate's Subpoena?
Author: 0 What Happens if Flynn Ignores the Senate's Subpoena?

When Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, said Flynn would not be turning over the documents, the committee did what any good committee would do: It issued a congressional subpoena for the documents. Meanwhile, the Senate committee's subpoena to Flynn focused on his interactions with Russian officials. Congress could seek civil enforcement of the subpoena, a step the House tried to take against former Attorney General Eric Holder after he was held in contempt of Congress in relation to the ...

Author: 0 Melania Trump slaps away husband's hand in Israel

President Donald Trump's trip to the Middle East and Israel has been remarkably successful. The first daughter accompanied the president on his inaugural mission overseas as president, the initial stop of which was Saudi Arabia , where he and his family were warmly received.

Global News Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis - South Korea envoy
Author: 0 Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis - South Korea envoy

The U.S. and South Korea agreed Tuesday on an approach to North Korea that involves "sanctions and dialogue". The United States military stationed in South Korea has informed the host country of its detection of a recent North Korean missile launch, but important facts were omitted in the information sharing, sources said Wednesday.

Author: 0 Trump says Manchester bombing is the work of 'evil losers'

Trump is using the opening leg of his first foreign trip as US president to encourage the revival of Mideast peace talks. The ambassador is the first USA representative to hold an office in Jerusalem and is an open supporter of Israel's claim to Jerusalem as its capital city.

Author: 0 Trump arrives in Bethlehem for Abbas meeting

The White House tried to play down expectations for significant progress on the peace process during Trump's stop, casting the visit as symbolic. To get to Bethlehem, the location of the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus is said to have been born, Trump passed through an Israeli checkpoint and a network of vast concrete blastwalls that separate the occupied territory from Israel.

Author: 0 Indian PM condemns deadly attack on Manchester Arena

Some witnesses described scenes of panic and carnage following a blast outside the arena, which left at least 22 people dead and 50 injured. May will chair an emergency Cobra meeting on Tuesday following the blast. He said there was smoke in a main corridor outside the arena seating and stage area as he and others were heading out of the building. Musicians such as Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry all offered supportive tweets.

Global News Blast At Ariana Grande's Concert
Author: 0 Blast At Ariana Grande's Concert

The identities of those killed or injured have not been confirmed, and no arrests have been made . Manchester police responded to an explosion at the conclusion of the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night. . Police said the suspicious item at the centre of the controlled explosion was just abandoned clothing. Fans who attended the concert have told multiple news outlets that the security at the venue was lax.Many say their bags weren't checked and and ...

Author: 0 Beds Police reviewing security operations after Manchester terror attack

The number killed in the attack now stands at 22 with more than 50 others injured. Police said a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the arena but no group has claimed responsibility for the bombing so far. We have reviewed our resources as part of a range of measures to reassure communities and make sure we are well protected during these times of high alert.

Author: 0 U.K. Police Confirm Manchester Blast Caused by Lone Attacker

It was the worst thing I have ever seen. He was later reunited with his wife and daughter, who were unharmed. A spokesperson for Ariana Grande , 23, said the singer was "okay". A representative of Grande's United States record label says the singer is OK and they are investigating what happened. "We are certain its perpetrators will not escape the punishment they deserve", he said, according to the Kremlin website.

Author: 0 Taxi drivers' bravery and kindness praised after Manchester terror attack

Manchester police confirmed that the blast was reported to them at 22:33 summer time (2133 GMT) at the end of a pop concert by USA singer Ariana Grande . As news of the incident began breaking around the world, other performers expressed their shock and grief and their concern for Grande and her fans at the show.

Author: 0 UK: Manchester rocked by explosion, survivors recount horrifying tales

A man embraces a woman and a teenager as he collects them from the Park Inn Hotel where they were given refuge after the explosion. A USA official said suicide bombing is now considered to be the "likely" reason for the blast and a male at the scene in Manchester has been identified as the probable bomber.

Global News Trump has a message for the Muslim world
Author: 0 Trump has a message for the Muslim world

Zarif's comments came hours after Trump, who is visiting Saudi Arabia , urged Arab and Islamic leaders to unite and defeat Islamist extremists. As he arrived in his Humvee in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where mortars fell nearby, Master Sergeant Dhu-Alfuqar Ali, a member of Iraq's elite counterterrorism unit, said that Trump should not have delivered the speech in Saudi Arabia, "where they are supporting terrorism".