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Author: 0 Israel urges USA to transfer embassy to Jerusalem

Tillerson linked Trump's deliberations directly with his aspiration to broker peace in the Middle East. " The president, I think rightly, has taken a very deliberative approach to understanding the issue itself, listening to input from all interested parties in the region, and understanding what such a move, in the context of a peace initiative, what impact would such a move have ", Tillerson told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd.

Author: 0 Gunman in OH nursing home shooting had violent record

On Friday, Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorpe said Hartless killed Kirkersville Police Chief Steven DiSario and two employees of a nursing home there before turning the gun on himself. "I no longer feel that my support can help Tom with his issues", she wrote in a May 5 court filing. Some residents had barricaded themselves in various places, he said.

Global News House Oversight Committee member calls Trump's bluff on the Comey
Author: 0 House Oversight Committee member calls Trump's bluff on the Comey "tapes"

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal , Mr. Wyden, who sits on the committee, said the American people were ill-served getting information about the circumstances of Mr. Comey , who was the former public face of the FBI, was previously applauded by Trump for his handling of the investigation into Clinton's private email server.

Author: 0 China's Xi says Silk Road plan boosts finance, security ties

China is organising the two-day Belt and Road conference in Beijing starting Sunday which will be attended by 29 Heads of State including Russian President Vladimir Putin and a U.S. He said the project is open to everyone, including Europe and Africa. Trump has lauded efforts by China - North Korea's main ally and economic lifeline - to rein in its neighbor.

Global News Ireland handed target of 290 against New Zealand
Author: 0 Ireland handed target of 290 against New Zealand

Latham, who had been a silent spectator during Ronchi's blitz, fell in McCarthy's succeeding over, fishing a delivery wide outside off only to edge it to the keeper. On a sunny dry morning in North Dublin, Ireland won the toss and made a decision to field, giving a debut to 30-year-old Simi Singh, who was born in India, but who recently became an Irish citizen.

Global News Get ready for great, great battles to come, Donald Trump tells America
Author: 0 Get ready for great, great battles to come, Donald Trump tells America

Only 12 percent of respondents, meanwhile, said they haven't been lied to by a member of the Trump administration. Critics of Trump, including Democrats in Washington, have been quick to point out the president's failures on several high-profile initiatives at the start of his term, including a withdrawn health care bill and the "travel ban" halted by a federal judge.

Author: 0 Gunmen kill 10 labourers near port in southwest Pakistan

Security in Pakistan has improved since a crackdown on militancy began in 2014, but a fresh wave of attacks that left more than 100 people dead in February has increased pressure on Sharif's government. Shaken but with only minor cuts and bruises, Haideri told a local news channel that he could not speculate on the reason for the attack. "The explosion happened on my vehicle ...

Author: 0 Activists say Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa

The group said US -led bombing killed 260 civilians, including 34 women and 70 children, in March, compared to 224 killed by Russian Federation and 119 by IS. "In order to do this, the USA evidently prioritized Raqqa over Turkey's objections", Sam Heller, a Beirut-based analyst and fellow at the Century Foundation, told Syria Deeply.

Global News Nepalese vote in 1st local elections in 20 years
Author: 0 Nepalese vote in 1st local elections in 20 years

It was a landmark moment for Nepalese people, as they voted in the country's first local elections in 20 years. The voting began at 7 AM in nearly all the 18,438 polling centres and concluded at 5 PM. The elections could not be held after 1997 due to the decade-long Maoist insurgency that has claimed more than 16,000 lives till now. Local bodies remained ignored during the long transitional period even after the peace deal signed between the government and the Maoists in November 2006.

Author: 0 Netanyahu: Abbas lied to Trump

The American leader brushed aside the entire complex of different cobwebs of the decades-old conflict and pointed to talk Abbas that together with the Israelis they could bag "the toughest deal to make". "I can live with either one", Trump told reporters. "That would be like asking Israel to stop paying its soldiers". Leading up to Abbas's White House visit, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out against the PA's payment of stipends to Palestinian terrorists and their families.

Author: 0 Olympics-Macron likely to meet IOC commission on Tuesday

The IOC has four vice presidents looking into the prospect of awarding the 2024 and 2028 Games at the same time in September, when the winning bidder for 2024 is to be announced. Los Angeles, which is competing against Paris for the right to host the Games, has based its bid on an array of iconic venues which already exist or are being built.

Global News President Trump slams media after Yates, Clapper testimony on Russian Federation
Author: 0 President Trump slams media after Yates, Clapper testimony on Russian Federation

Trump acknowledged in February that Yates contacted him about Flynn, but said that after reviewing the information she gave him, it didn't "sound like [Flynn] did anything wrong". "The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?" fumed one post, while in a second, the president targeted Ms Yates, claiming she had "said nothing but old news!" after earlier assailing her for allegedly leaking classified information.

Global News Emmanuel Macron's been inaugurated as France's youngest president
Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron's been inaugurated as France's youngest president

Hundreds of extra police will be on patrol across the French capital while the ceremony is conducted at the Elysee Palace, the president's official residence. Macron, once Hollande's economy minister, then accompanied his former mentor down the red carpet to a waiting vehicle. But Macron appeared determined to create an impression of personal modesty .

Author: 0 North Korean missile lands in sea near Russia

The North has staged two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the start of a year ago in its quest to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the United States mainland. Moon, unlike his conservative predecessors, advocates reconciliation with Pyongyang but warned Sunday that dialogue would be possible "only if the North changes its attitude".

Author: 0 Institutions "under assault': Ex National Intelligence head"

Citing Russian influence in the US election, Clapper told CNN's Jake Tapper on " State of the Union " that outside forces were responsible for weakening the USA government. But Trump later said in an exclusive interview with NBC News' on Thursday that he had planned to fire "showboat" Comey "regardless" of the Justice Department's recommendation.

Global News Jordan, Israel in rare row over Jerusalem stabbing, killing
Author: 0 Jordan, Israel in rare row over Jerusalem stabbing, killing

President Trump will arrive in Israel fresh from a visit to Saudi Arabia where representatives of much of the Arab world will assemble and hear of the United States friendship and support. He added that the decision would be informed by responses from all parties, including "whether Israel views it as helpful to a peace initiative or perhaps a distraction".

Author: 0 Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace

A Jordanian was shot dead after he allegedly stabbed and wounded an Israeli officer in occupied East Jerusalem on Saturday. Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani described the killing as a "crime" and held Israel responsible for al-Skaji's death.

Author: 0 Palestinians hope for settlement curb if peace talks resume

Momani also confirmed the Ministry of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs is following-up on the murderous incident via the Jordanian Embassy in Tel Aviv, to uncover the details and circumstances of the murder. Erekat said the Palestinian Authority will continue coordination with Jordan and Egypt, which are directly interested in the final status issues. Others died during clashes and protests.

Global News Iran's reformist ex-president Khatami says re-elect Rouhani
Author: 0 Iran's reformist ex-president Khatami says re-elect Rouhani

Although Rouhani's administration succeeded in negotiating the 2015 nuclear deal, many Iranians have yet to see economic prosperity from the lifting of sanctions, with youth unemployment at almost 30 percent. But I have changed my mind. Benefits have been slow to arrive, in part because of unilateral USA sanctions still in place over Iran's missile programme, human rights record and Washington's accusations that Tehran supports terrorism.

Global News France swears in new leader: Emmanuel Macron
Author: 0 France swears in new leader: Emmanuel Macron

In his first words after taking office, he pledged to restore France's standing on the world stage, strengthen national self-confidence and heal divisions that the bitterly-fought campaign had opened up. Laurent Fabius, President of the Constitutional Council, presided the ceremony at the Elysee Palace here, the BBC reported. "Long live the republic and long live France".

Author: 0 US reviews Syria safe zones but warns 'devil's in the details'

The guarantors will finalize maps of the de-escalation zones by June 4, and the agreement can be extended automatically if the three guarantor states agree. “As for [the coalition] actions in the de-escalation zones, starting from now those zones are closed for their flights , ” Aleksandr Levrentyev told journalists in the Kazakh capital.

Author: 0 Trump lawyers push back against Russia ties in letter

The "exceptions" apparently includes money he received from selling a home to a Russian billionaire in 2008 and from hosting the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013, both of which he mentioned in yesterday's NBC interview . But a tax return wouldn't necessarily show the names and countries of all lenders, co-investors, customers and business partners. It's much more relevant to focus on the fact that all his money from Russian Federation came in the course of two transactions that were ...

Author: 0 Turkey plays key role in Belt and Road Initiative: Erdogan

A paramilitary policemen secures the venue of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing , China, May 14, 2017. India is likely to be represented by local embassy staff or academics this weekend at a major gathering of leaders and ministers on China's "Silk Road" initiative, reflecting deep unease in New Delhi about the far-reaching project.

Author: 0 Xi Pledges Billions for New Silk Road Infrastructure

India has boycotted a two-day summit that began today in China on its ambitious initiative on boosting the country's trade links to the rest of the world. The Belt and Road Forum is China's answer to Davos or the G20, centered around the colossal One Belt, One Road (OBOR) trade initiative, which takes its inspiration from the ancient Silk Road trading route.

Author: 0 Former French PM Manuel Valls pledges allegiance to Emmanuel Macron's movement

Despite widespread doubts, analysts agreed that the sheer scale of his victory gave one of the EU's most powerful member States a small window to change the bloc. "I will be a candidate for the presidential majority and I wish to join his (Macron's) movement", Valls, who was prime minister in Hollande's administration between 2014 and 2016, told RTL radio.

Author: 0 Worldwide concern after latest North Korea missile test

The US Pacific Command said in a statement the type was being assessed but that its flight was not consistent with that of an intercontinental ballistic missile [ICBM], which would have the range to reach the US mainland. South Korean military said that the missile flew some 700km after being test-fired from a site north of Pyongyang, which shows the test was successful.

Author: 0 EU, US to discuss possible airline laptop ban

In late March, both the United States and the United Kingdom introduced strict limitations on the use and storage of various electronic devices for passengers travelling from a slew of Middle Eastern countries . The UK followed up with a similar ban, and now there is a good chance it will affect flights from the UK to the USA soon. One issue under discussion is how to ensure that lithium batteries in any large collection of devices stored in airplane holds do not explode in midair, ...

Author: 0 Israel fumes over Unesco resolution on excavations in Old City

Tuesday's resolution, passed on the day that Israel was celebrating its independence, calls on Israel to rescind any "legislative and administrative measures and actions" it has taken to "alter the character and status" of Jerusalem. The current draft of the UNESCO resolution declares "everything Israel does in Jerusalem as illegal", according to a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry .

Author: 0 Former French Prime Minister Valls plans to back Macron in June elections

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton hailed the result as a victory for "France, the European Union, & the world". Hamon, who gained popularity in recent years by leading a group of rebel Socialist lawmakers who opposed Valls, was a distant fifth in the first round of the presidential election after garnering just over 6 percent of the votes, the Socialist Party's worst result since 1969.

Author: 0 China tests new guided missile in Bohai Sea

The MOD recently released a statement reiterating its opposition to the deployment of the THAAD missile defence system in South Korea, and it is believed this latest missile test was a response. Beijing has been always opposed to the deployment of the US' Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea. "It hasn't much to do with THAAD directly, but it is a kind of warning" to South Korea and the U.S., Song Zhongping, a Chinese military affairs expert and commentator for ...

Author: 0 Reporters barred from China event seeking investment in Kushner project

Nicole Kushner Meyer, sister of Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, promoted the USD500,000 visas - which grant U.S. permanent residency - at one of the events in a Beijing hotel ballroom this past weekend, reports the Washington Post . Meyer's intention". -China relations. Kushner served as a manager or president at six entities associated with the New Jersey project until January, according to the New York Times , citing Kushner's government ethics disclosure form.

Author: 0 Trump to move quickly to replace Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The Trump administration is looking to fill the job, which requires Senate confirmation, after Trump abruptly fired Director James Comey on Tuesday. FBI Director James Comey is seen in a reflection as he testifies in a House Appropriations hearing on "World Wide Threats" on Capitol Hill in Washington February 25, 2016.

Global News Zimbawean President Mugabe is 'just resting his eyes'
Author: 0 Zimbawean President Mugabe is 'just resting his eyes'

The spokesman stated "At 93, there is something that happens to the eyes and the President can not suffer bright lights". Mugabe has led Zimbabwe since 1980. President Robert Mugabe is not sleeping in meetings, he is just protecting his eyes , a spokesman for Zimbabwe's 93-year-old leader says. There is regular criticism from Zimbabweans over Mugabe's fairly frequent trips to Singapore for medical check-ups.

Author: 0 Trump declares James Comey 'should have never exonerated' Hillary Clinton

I said 'If it's possible will you let me know, am I under investigation.' He said 'You are not under investigation'. What exactly would Comey tell us and the Sentate Intelligence Committee? "You will have that", Mr. Trump had kept his decision to fire Comey from all but his closest advisers. "But very well known, highly respected, really talented people and that's what we want for the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Author: 0 Local elections: Full list of Scottish results published

And on Saturday she campaigned in Gordon, where the former first minister and SNP leader is the candidate. They came second in the election and the SNP came first. "We will not be a government that presides over food bank Britain or asks teachers to go on the school gates and collect funds to pay the teachers' wages", he said.

Author: 0 Trump still in denial Russian ambassador attended White House meeting

Former KGB spy Jack Barsky said that White House security was breached "to some extent". On Thursday, Trump posted a picture on Twitter of himself and Lavrov. The photos came the day after the president fired FBI director James Comey, who had been running an investigation into whether the Trump administration colluded with Russian Federation to influence the outcome of last year's election.

Author: 0 North Korea launches projectile — South Korean military

A statement said that the missile was sacked from near Kusong City, in North Phyongan province, and that the South Korean and USA militaries are analyzing the details. Sunday's launch is the first since North Korea carried out a failed test on April 29 out of the Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan province. Japan's defense minister says the missile test-fired by North Korea might have been a new type given the altitude and duration of its flight.

Author: 0 How the Outcome of the French Election Will Impact Europe

Mr Macron is putting together his list of candidates for the legislative elections - a task he has complicated by pledging absolute gender parity and promising that half his candidates will come from outside political circles. With 99.99% of ballots counted yesterday, Macron had 66.06% of the vote in the first ever election he has contested, far ahead of the nationalist Le Pen at 33.94%.

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