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Germany, France Plan Roadmap to Develop EU

But both leaders said they could tackle treaty change. In the "next few weeks" they hope to build a roadmap to reforming the Eurozone . "For this, we want a comprehensive inheritance tax reform with high allowances so that the normal house from the parents or grandparents is not affected", the manifesto said.

Iran's Khamenei says Saudis will fall, Rouhani calls for better ties

Iran's presidential election was on May 19. While condemning Iran's actions and crimes is a constant necessity, practical measures, and more specifically, ending all diplomatic relations with the mullahs, expelling this regime's delegations from global organizations, blacklisting the notorious IRGC and other military/paramilitary/security entities associated with the government, are necessary follow-ups.

Reasons for Israeli concerns: For Trump, the Saudi star is rising

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, a confidant of Netanyahu, said he wasn't surprised by the omissions during the Trump trip. 'Never mentioned Israel'Speaking to the press alongside Netanyahu Monday, Trump sought to defend himself against criticism that he provided Israeli intelligence to Russian Federation.

Coptic Christians Murdered on Bus in Egypt

While no group has come forward yet to claim the attack, the BBC said that ISIS militants have targeted Coptic Christians (Copts) multiple times in the past few months and vowed to strike again. Egypt responded to Friday's attack by launching a series of airstrikes that targeted what it said were militant bases in eastern Libya in which the assailants were trained.

Kushner 'sought secret Kremlin communications channel' - US media

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon waits for the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump for a meeting on cyber security in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 31, 2017 in Washington , DC. "We don't know the objective that was a part of the conversation - those things we don't know", McLaughlan said on MSNBC's "The Last Word" Friday. The FBI's scrutiny of Kushner brings the sprawling probe into Russia's role during and after last year's campaign into the heart of the ...

North Korea possibly behind global WannaCry attack [cybersecurity experts]

The code used in the latest attack shared many similarities with past hacks blamed on the North, including the targeting of Sony Pictures and the central bank of Bangladesh, said Simon Choi, director of Seoul internet security firm Hauri.

Donald Trump Says Decision on Paris Agreement Coming 'Next Week'

The leaders of the Group of Seven nations signed a declaration to fight terrorism and extremism. The final G-7 statement, issued after two days of talks in the seaside town of Taormina , said the U.S. "Leaders must now keep resolve..." German Chancellor Angela Merkel , who also crossed swords with Trump on free trade at the G7, complained that the U.S.

SolGen counters FVR on martial law coverage

In a sign of the confusion over events inside this city, a local police chief said yesterday that he was fine - two days after Duterte said he had been beheaded by militants. "People they consider as infidels, whether Christians or Muslims, are also targets of opportunity", he said. He gave his troops a free hand to wrest control of Marawi , saying: "You can arrest any person, search any house without warrant".

Trump isolated at G7 talks over climate

President Donald Trump said that he would make a decision next week on whether the United States would commit to the 2015 Paris Agreement. She told reporters: "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying".

Abbas meeting reveals no details on reviving peace talks

Additionally, the Palestinian president has reportedly made concessions, including giving lands in West Bank to the Israeli side, to push for realization of two-state initiative. "Hopefully the more we can build trust the more we can have open dialogues around these things in a way that has not happened before", the unnamed official was quoted as saying.

Foreigners among militants fighting Philippine army in Mindanao: solicitor

Philippine armed forces helicopters fired guided rockets at Islamist militant positions on Saturday in an attempt to end a siege in the southern city of Marawi that has raged for five days. Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants. "I could tell because they wore black headbands with the ISIS signs", Reuters cited a man named Musa, who was fleeing Marawi, as saying.

French President Macron has warm words for Trump

The newly elected French President tweeted the video of himself walking up the red carpet towards the group of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders, seemingly headed straight towards the US President. The pair endured an awkwardly long handshake earlier Thursday, with both Trump and Macron tightly grasping each other's hand for longer than was entirely necessary.

Evacuation in Moss Side over Manchester attack

In his statement, Trump - who was already struggling domestically to stem a tide of damaging leaks from law enforcement agencies - said the information coming out in the United States media was " deeply troubling ". Following a meeting of the emergency response committee, Mrs May said the terror threat level "will remain at critical " - meaning an attack could be imminent - and the public should continue to be "vigilant".

Iran Accuses US of "Iranophobia", Arming "Dangerous Terrorists"

During his presidential campaigns, Rouhani pledged to remove USA non-nuclear sanctions on Iran , interpreted as a signal to the Trump administration . "That the United States wants to restore a certain balance in its ties with Saudi Arabia , OK, but to put Iran and the IS group on the same level is false, illogical and counter-productive", Coville told AFP.

Chinese Student Criticized for Commencement Talk

Yang went on to say that the air she breathed in the United States "was so sweet and fresh and utterly luxurious". "Every breath was a delight along with the freedom to speak out", Yang said during her graduation speech. "I also come from the city of Kunming , which is world famous for its good climate and weather", Zhang Jun, a PhD student at the University of Maryland, posted on his Facebook page on Sunday.

President of Sri Lanka visits Australia

Senator Birmingham welcomed the President and said Prime Minister Turnbull is looking forward to discuss bilateral relations with the President and seek his views for further expansion of cooperation. The President visited the National Arboretum in Canberra and planted a Mahogany sapling to mark his visit to Australia. The President is scheduled to meet with the Australian Prime Minister and will also hold several high level bilateral meetings.

Members of Congress call on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem

Secondly, after meeting Mahmoud Abbas , that "he is ready to reach a peace deal.' In a joint press conference in Bethlehem, Trump issued a strong message to the PA when he said: "Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded".

City Hall opens Book of Condolence for Manchester victims

The book will be available at County Hall, Tallaght for signing until 4.30pm Friday 26th May. City of Lincoln Council is also flying the flag above the Stonebow at half-mast. "The response of your emergency services was clearly magnificent as was the response of local people in rushing to the aid of people involved". The book will allow people to pen their thoughts and prayers for everyone affected by the attack in the city.

U.K. Lowers Threat Level as May Urges Public to Remain Vigilant

British officials, who have also had access to sensitive information regarding past USA -focused investigations, are bound by the Official Secrets Act. "Our coverage of Monday's horrific attack has been both comprehensive and responsible". Police have released a photograph of Salman Abedi on the night of the Manchester terror attack , taken from CCTV footage.

Taiwan Will Become First Country In Asia To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

It gave Parliament two years to amend existing laws or pass new ones. The bill was drafted by Yu Mei-nu from Democratic Progressive Party who says that support from Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen could be crucial in passing the law. Taiwanese lawmakers completed the first reading of a same-sex marriage bill in late 2016, but the issue now is being put on the backburner in the current parliamentary session due to pressure from conservative groups.

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP to stand up for Scotland's young people

In East Dunbartonshire, Nicola Sturgeon vowed to put young people at the centre of the SNP's manifesto. Nicola Sturgeon launched an appeal on Saturday to the nation's youth insisting the SNP will create the opportunities to see them get ahead in life.

US accuses Syria of mass executions and burning the bodies

The State Department said Monday it believes that about 50 detainees are hanged each day at the Saydnaya military prison, a 45-minute drive north of Damascus. The Syrian regime has also systematically targeted eastern Aleppo's hospitals and made a practice of abducting civilians, Jones said. Dozens of people, including at least ten children, have been killed and more than 200 injured in a suspected chemical attack in northern Syria, multiple activist groups claim.

South Korea 'Rasputin' daughter abandons appeal for extradition

Danish prosecutors said that Chung withdrew the appeal with the high court based on the judgment that she had a slim chance to overturn the prosecution's decision. Danish authorities approved her extradition in March. She has denied any wrongdoing. Chung's mother Choi Soon Sil , a confidante of Park's, is accused of using her influence to secure her daughter's admission to the elite Ewha Womans University in Seoul , with a state probe revealing that the school had admitted Chung at the ...

Charles Krauthammer: A deal between Israel and the Palestinians is a sideshow

Palestinian protesters shout slogans and hold placards outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem during a demonstration in support of prisoners refusing food in Israeli jails, on May 23, 2017 , during a visit of the United States president to the West Bank town.

United Kingdom police say they have 'hands around' some Manchester attack network

It's the first time that Grande has spoken out since Monday's suicide bombing that killed 22 people . "However, I extend my hand and heart on everything I possibly can to give to you and yours, should you want or need help in any way". "We will not quit or operate in fear". Mr Hopkins said: 'Manchester has come together this week and it is important we continue to stand together, particularly in relation to hate filled views that have no place in Greater Manchester.

Putin discusses Syria, economic ties with Iran's Rouhani

In Israel on Monday, he warned of "the threat posed by Iran" through the possibility of it acquiring nuclear weapons and its support of militant groups."The U.S. "During the discussion of the situation in Syria the parties stressed importance of developing joint efforts to favor the political-diplomatic settlement of the conflict in that country, including in the framework of the Astana process and by means of implementing the Memorandum on de-escalation zones", the Kremlin said.

Jared Kushner Sought Secret Russia Communications Channel

Kushner is a polished 36-year-old property developer married to Trump's daughter Ivanka. But people familiar with the matter say the Federal Bureau of Investigation now considers the encounter, as well as another meeting Kushner had with a Russian banker, to be of investigative interest.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

State television reported six air strikes against "terror camps in Libya ", specifying that militant training camps were hit in the eastern Libyan city of Derna. Egypt launched a fresh round of air strikes over Libya on Saturday, Egyptian military sources and an eyewitness told Reuters, targeting militant camps it said were responsible for a shooting spree that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians.

Deutsche Bank AG Reiterates "Hold" Rating for InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG)

It has a 63.34 P/E ratio. A number of other research firms have also issued reports on IHG. Manatuck Hill Partners Llc holds 0.98% of its portfolio in CVD Equipment Corporation for 230,500 shares. The firm earned "Underperform" rating on Tuesday, April 12 by CLSA. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on InterContinental Hotels Group PLC from GBX 3,600 ($46.83) to GBX 3,800 ($49.43) and gave the stock an "equal weight" rating in a report on Wednesday, February 22nd.

Trump's views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans

It was eight against one, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Donald Trump and his six fellow G7 leaders, who seemed to take up a lot less space next to the larger-than-life US president, agreed Friday to do more to counter violent extremism, but remained far apart on issues like climate change and free trade.

Gusts of up to 70 km/h expected as windstorm batters BC

Roughly 210,000 customers from Vancouver Island to the Kootenays lost power as winds forecast to hit to 90 km/h downed trees and power lines . An overnight windstorm packing gusts of almost 80 km/h rolled through the Lower Mainland, knocking down trees and power lines in the Langleys.

First Lutheran Church plans vacation bible school June 5-8

Buchanan, will celebrate its history and the legacy of the Rev. Charles Monroe Sheldon in a program at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 18 . Evangelists are: Friday at 7 p.m. The church hosts Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. for radio, 8:45 a.m. for the harvest service and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Cokebury United Methodist Church: 307 Market St., Marcus Hook, holds family-friendly worship service at 10:45 a.m.

Homicide detectives investigating after collapsed man dies in hospital

When police arrived on scene, a 21-year-old man had collapsed on Dundas Street. Paramedics took him to a hospital in Orillia, where he died. Police have not yet identified the victim and say next-of-kin are now being notified. A 35-years-old victim was located by officers in the area of the incident and was treated in hospital for injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

Britain ´furious´ over U.S. leaks on Manchester attack

In 2015, ISIS set up a stronghold in Libya's port town of Sirte, which Libyan fighters seized back from the group in December 2016, thanks in part to USA airstrikes. Grande's performances in Germany, Poland, Belgium and the United Kingdom had been cancelled following the Manchester attack. It did not give any details about the attacker, or how the blast was carried out, leading some analysts to question the extent of the militant group's involvement.

Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy

The Post's sources said Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner made the proposal during an early-December meeting at Trump Tower in New York City. The news agency anonymously cited current and former USA officials. Another potential line of inquiry could concern Kushner's failure to disclose some of his contacts with Russian government officials when he was filling out his application for a security clearance.

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