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Global News More sponsors pull out of New York's Puerto Rican parade
Author: 0 More sponsors pull out of New York's Puerto Rican parade

While serving his sentence, Lopez Rivera was convicted of hatching a plot to escape from prison using explosives and a helicopter. The 74-year-old has thousands of supporters around the country who see him as a freedom fighter jailed for seeking independence for Puerto Rico, and as a symbol for the US territory.

Global News In Trump's private moments, it is small talk and compliments
Author: 0 In Trump's private moments, it is small talk and compliments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to speak for many in Israel Tuesday when he said , "Thank you, President Trump, for your steadfast friendship to the Jewish people and the Jewish state ". Fallon also mocked Trump's reaction to the gift he received from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The address followed a visit to Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust Memorial, where Trump and his wife Melania laid a wreath and the president spoke about the horrors of Nazi Germany's ...

Author: 0 Flynn rejects subpoena; Democrats say he lied

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn "lied" to investigators about who funded his 2015 trip to Russian Federation, says the top Democrat on the US House Oversight Committee . The letter to committee chairmen also states that Flynn is "the target on almost a daily basis of outrageous allegations, often attributed to anonymous sources in Congress or elsewhere in the United States Government, which, however fanciful on their face and unsubstantiated by evidence, feed the escalating ...

Global News Wal-Mart draws more shoppers, online sales jump
Author: 0 Wal-Mart draws more shoppers, online sales jump

Total fiscal first-quarter revenue grew 1.4%, to $117.54 billion, falling slightly short of a $117.74 billion forecast by analysts. US first-quarter same-store sales rose 1.4% at the company's supercenter and discount stores. Traders also welcomed data from the Labor Department showing that applications for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in almost three months.

Author: 0 Trump says former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey is a 'nut job'

He also reportedly said, "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". Cummings said the committee's GOP chairman, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, "should. The White House document read to the Times was based on notes taken within the Oval Office during the meeting, and was circulated as an official account of it.

Author: 0 Trump Asks Muslim Nations To Help Wipe Out Extremism

Trump promised "that America will not seek to impose our way of life on others, but to outstretch our hands in the spirit cooperation and trust". The speech came as President Trump attempts to escape the fallout from his May 9 firing of former FBI Director James Comey amid accusations he was trying to stop a federal investigation into his campaign's ties with Russian Federation previous year.

Global News US would consider talks with North Korea under certain conditions
Author: 0 US would consider talks with North Korea under certain conditions

Such moves underscore a willingness on the part of China's Communist Party leaders to fan the flames of anti-South Korea sentiment, said Korea expert Sung-Yoon Lee of Tufts University in MA. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, who assumed office on May 10, has announced plans to send his special envoys to Russian Federation, the United States, China and Japan to coordinate bilateral cooperation.

Global News Amazon unveils 7-inch touchscreen Echo Show with Alexa support
Author: 0 Amazon unveils 7-inch touchscreen Echo Show with Alexa support

As with most things Amazon is doing in this space, we can probably expect Amazon to roll this feature out in the United States first. If you want to have a Show in more than one room, Amazon is offering a $100 discount if you buy two. You can now use voice commands to make calls to family and friends who have an Echo or the Alexa App with an all new voice and video calling service, Alexa Calling .

Global News John Brennan Says He Shared Classified Information About Terrorism
Author: 0 John Brennan Says He Shared Classified Information About Terrorism

The testimony from one of Obama's top officials laid out, on the record, the intelligence community's concerns about Russian influence in the 2016 election , adding to the ongoing Washington drama over the Trump-Russia probe. Bortnikov that if Russian Federation had such a campaign underway, it was certain to backfire", Brennan said. He also said that before sharing such classified intelligence with foreign partners, the US would go back to the intelligence partner that provided the ...

Global News Trump uses Israel visit to champion 'ultimate deal' for peace
Author: 0 Trump uses Israel visit to champion 'ultimate deal' for peace

In stressing threats from Iran , Trump echoed a theme laid out during weekend meetings in Saudi Arabia with Muslim leaders from around the world, many wary of the Islamic Republic's growing regional influence and financial muscle. "For the first time in my lifetime I see a real hope for change", Netanyahu said Monday with Trump at his side. But both Netanyahu and Abbas face domestic political challenges.

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Author: 0 Queen offers "deepest sympathy" to victims of Manchester terror attacks

In a letter sent to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, he said "Europe is united in the combat against terrorism and the constant defense of the values of democracy, peace, and the respect for human rights". More than a dozen children were immediately taken to the same hospital. "Our thoughts are with all those affected", read the tweet by the Slovenian foreign ministry.

Author: 0 SKorea fires shots at NKorea after object crosses border

The U.S., Japan and South Korea have called for an urgent, closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting on North Korea , set to take place on Tuesday. Sunday's missile test came as US President Donald Trump was on his first trip overseas, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Brussels and Italy.

Global News Trump Won't Use Israel Trip to Announce Embassy Move
Author: 0 Trump Won't Use Israel Trip to Announce Embassy Move

The information reportedly originated with Israeli intelligence and was shared with the USA on the condition that it not be passed along to others, according to media reports. The official wasn't authorized to comment by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. In response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that moving the USA embassy to Jerusalem " would not harm the peace process ".

Author: 0 UNSC condemns North Korea missile test, vows to tighten sanctions

President Donald Trump's policies. South Korea's Yonhap news agency , without citing a source, reported that South Korea fired about 90 machine gun rounds into the air and toward North Korea. North Korea said on Monday it successfully tested what it called an intermediate-range ballistic missile, which met all technical requirements and could now be mass-produced, although US officials and experts questioned the extent of its progress.

Author: 0 Anifah: Talks on South China Sea heading in positive direction

Charter and if the president did nothing to protest that, he was "selling us out". The draft framework for the CoC came as the Philippines, which chairs this year's ASEAN meetings, started a bilateral consultation with Beijing on Friday over their competing claims in the resource-rich sea.

Global News Police handling hospital bomb investigation
Author: 0 Police handling hospital bomb investigation

Winthai said officials would coordinate with police to review security around the country. Last Monday, a bomb went off in front of the country's National Theatre. But he cautioned that "we shouldn't conclude anything yet" about who was behind the attack. Most of the victims had minor injuries, and 13 of those hurt were discharged soon after the blast.

Author: 0 Theresa May says only poll that counts is on June 8

Last week , the Conservative Party leader set out plans in the run up to the general election on 8 June to significantly raise the threshold of personal assets at which people will be eligible for state help with residential care costs from £23,250 to £100,000 (€116,424, $129,396).

Author: 0 UN Security Council weighs new sanctions on North Korea

Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Liu Jieyi enters a Security Council meeting about North Korea at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. ambassador Kim In Ryong told U.N. correspondents that the government will rapidly strengthen its nuclear strike capability as long as the United States maintains its "hostile policy" toward the country.

Global News Israelis and Palestinians are ready 'to reach for peace'
Author: 0 Israelis and Palestinians are ready 'to reach for peace'

Trump pledged to remain supportive to Israel . But the complexities of a peace deal were visibly on display as Netanyahu began his remarks by saying that if Monday night's blast in Manchester had been a Palestinian attack on Israelis, the bomber's family would have gotten a stipend.

Global News Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke
Author: 0 Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke

In another statement, the Attorney General's office said that it will investigate the incident in which another 23-year-old man was run over by a vehicle at a protest on Francisco de Miranda Avenue in eastern Caracas . "It is pretty symbolic that the citizens are venting their frustrations on the author of the Bolivarian revolution", said Eric Farnsworth , vice president of the Council of the Americas, reports DC McClatchy .

Author: 0 France to back Greek debt relief at finance ministers talks

The troops are part of Operation Barkhane, the counter-terror operation whose mission is to target jihadist groups operating in the Sahel region south of the Sahara. Diplomats said Macron wanted to fine-tune policy to ensure countries were also given more help to develop rather than just focusing on security aspects.

Author: 0 Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos, source says

But the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who Trump fired two weeks ago, wrote detailed memos on his discussions with the president that were cited in the media reports. Trump acknowledged in his interview with NBC that "the Russian Federation thing" was on his mind when he made a decision to fire Comey , leading to questions about whether he fired Comey to impede the investigation into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

Global News Trump speaks alongside PM Netanyahu in Israel
Author: 0 Trump speaks alongside PM Netanyahu in Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Israel after a direct flight from Saudi Arabia . US President Donald Trump says during a visit to Jerusalem that Iran must never be allowed to have nuclear weapons, while also denouncing Tehran's support for "terrorists".

Author: 0 New Orleans Prepares To Take Down Statue Of Gen. Robert E. Lee

They occupied places where you won't find many tourists meandering with long-necked frozen cocktails. Landrieu called for the monuments' removal in the lingering emotional aftermath of the 2015 massacre of nine black parishioners at a SC church.

Global News Melania Trump slaps away Donald's hand after arriving in Israel
Author: 0 Melania Trump slaps away Donald's hand after arriving in Israel

Trump then continued to walk ahead with Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife, Sara. In the second example to surface this week, Melania appears to reject the Donald's attempt to hold her hand. Just before they begin their descent down the stairs, Donald reaches for Melania's hand. The White House and representatives for Melania Trump haven't commented on the matter.

Author: 0 UK PM: Britain was the victim of a 'callous terror attack'

Addressing reporters, the Prime Minister said police believed they knew the identity of the bomber . The group claimed that "30 Crusaders were killed and 70 others were wounded", higher than the totals confirmed by authorities in Manchester .

Global News China urges S.Korea to 'remove obstacles' to good ties
Author: 0 China urges S.Korea to 'remove obstacles' to good ties

Newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in takes an oath during his inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul , South Korea, May 10, 2017. Seoul and Washington have argued that the missile system is aimed at North Korean aggression, while China sees it as a threat to its own security because its radar can peer deep into northeastern China.

Author: 0 Manchester bombing victim, 8, was "a beautiful little girl"

President Trump, who is now on a trip to Israel, condemned the "evil losers" responsible for the attack, which he said preyed on "innocent children". People were seen looking for their missing loved ones and children after the blast. The man was shot dead at the scene. In 2015, Pakistani student Abid Naseer was convicted in a USA court of conspiring with al Qaeda to blow up the Arndale shopping centre in the centre of Manchester in April 2009.

Global News Saudi king: Trump visit a 'turning point'
Author: 0 Saudi king: Trump visit a 'turning point'

Mr Rouhani also said Iran would continue its ballistic missile programme, which has been heavily criticised by the Trump administration. I can't think of a coherent defense for this: "Nearly 700 positions are vacant at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because of a continuing freeze on hiring that officials and researchers say affects programs supporting local and state public health emergency readiness, infectious disease control and chronic disease prevention".

Global News Trump supports peaceful engagement on North Korea, Seoul envoy says
Author: 0 Trump supports peaceful engagement on North Korea, Seoul envoy says

The North has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States. It was also a quick reaction compared to the last administration, when the North waited about three months to slam the Park Blue House in what appeared to be an effort to influence her North Korea policy.

Author: 0 Royal Family Shares Messages of Hope and Strength After Manchester Arena Attack

Then she recovered her composure and did her best to get her children and others out of the concert venue that was struck by a suicide bomber here Monday night, killing 22 people and wounding dozens. One witness told CNN she saw 20-30 bodies of people "clearly" dead and that there was "blood everywhere". "What should have been a superb evening", Lunt said, "is now just awful".

Author: 0 Russian probe: Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos

Last week, USA media reported that Trump had pressed Comey himself in meetings and phone calls to pull back on the investigation. Trump fired Comey two weeks ago and publicly divulged that his decision to do so was influenced in part by "this Russian Federation thing".

Author: 0 Who is Dan Coats?

Brennan could shed light on concerns about the security risk posed by President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. The Post's reporting, which was additionally confirmed to NBC News, said that Trump approach Coats and Rogers in March after former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey told the House Intelligence Committee that the FBI was investigating "the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the ...

Global News Caribbean Born Celeb Weighs In On Manchester Terror Attack
Author: 0 Caribbean Born Celeb Weighs In On Manchester Terror Attack

ISIS claimed responsibility for that attack, though British authorities have said they believe the man was acting alone and it's not clear whether he had any links to the group. Manchester itself has seen attacks before, but not this deadly. — March 2, 2011: Islamic extremist Arid Uka shoots dead two USA airmen and injures two others at Frankfurt airport after apparently being inspired by a fake internet video purporting to show American atrocities in Afghanistan.

Author: 0 Sea lion pulls girl from pier in Richmond, British Columbia

The general manager said that the harbor has warned visitors for years not to feed the animals. He says the harbor is on the sea lions' migratory route and that males sometimes swim into the area looking for free food. A family member immediately jumped into the girl's rescue and pulled her out moments later. The video, captured by Vancouver resident Michael Fujiwara, shows the large marine mammal pulling the girl into the water.