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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday suggested he might be too busy to take up President Trump's White House invite, which had drawn a flood of human-rights concerns. It would be wrong to assume Trump isn't raising human rights "because we don't put out statements chastising leaders at every call", Spicer said. Reince Priebus, the chief of staff at the White House also reiterated in the Sunday morning television shows that the objective of the visit would be purely North Korea.

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northeast Iran leaves 3 dead

It hit Pish Qaleh region in North Khorasan Province at 22:30 local time (1800 GMT) on Saturday, Iran Seismological Center said. It left more than 370 people injured and damaged as many as 40 per cent of houses in the area, it said. "The rescue operations are about to finish and there seems to be no need to ask for further aid from other provinces", Esmail Bahman Abadi, Deputy Head of Razavi Khorasan rescue team told Iran State news agency IRNA .

Ag. Secretary reacts to possible USDA position

Northey has said he would consider taking a role with the USDA. The appointment might be even in violation of the 2008 Farm Bill , which states that the chief scientist should be chosen from "among distinguished scientists with specialized or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics".

India Caucus co-chair on Trump's list of possible Federal Bureau of Investigation picks

President Trump has continuously pushed back against that finding, and has been angered by an FBI investigation into the alleged interference that is also specifically examining possible links (and cooperation) between figures in his campaign and the Russian government.

China offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

India treats the entire Jammu and Kashmir as its integral part. "We will not interfere in other countries' internal affairs", he said. The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation opened in Beijing, China on May 14. Assembled delegates included representatives from more than 100 countries and more than two dozen heads of state such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

EU executive has no opinion on British PM's accusation

The Defence Secretary bemoaned "one-sided leaking" from commission officials as he defended Prime Minister Theresa May's scathing attack on Brussels in the wake of negative press stories about the negotiations on Britain's exit from the EU.

Israeli Knesset passes bill on Arabic language

While Palestinians within the borders of the Israeli state are already marginalized, this bill in particular would make Hebrew the country's lone national language, downgrading Arabic to exclusively "a special status in the state" whose "speakers have the right to language-accessible state services", The Guardian reported .

South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi - Blue House

Park also said that South Korean and Chinese representatives would meet on the sidelines of the forum, according to Yonhap. "I warmly congratulate H.E. Moon, a liberal who favors dialogue with North Korea, won South Korea's elections on Wednesday, replacing impeached President Park Geun-hye. Beijing's displeasure over THAAD has reportedly been felt by South Korean businesses, particularly Lotte, the South Korean conglomerate that signed off on a land swap deal with the government to ...

US President promises to broker Middle East peace deal

He said Mr Abbas's comments that Palestinians are cultivating a culture of peace "are unfortunately not true", pointing to Palestinian schools named after militants who killed Israelis. The move was an unprecedented departure from an American policy shared by Democrat and Republican parties that has hinged on the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

Just 29 Percent Approve of Trump's Firing of James Comey

Trump among the public, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey finds. Some 38% of people in the survey disapproved of the president's decision to fire Mr. More independents disapprove than approve by a 45 percent vs. 32 percent split. The poll does not show a significant change in the president's overall standing.

New French leader Macron vows to fight terror

Macron has said he is looking at one male and one female candidate, but gave little clue as to who they might be. He went on to promise that the beleaguered European Union would be "reformed and relaunched" during his time in office. French leaders usually make their first European trip to meet the leader of the other half of the so-called "motor" of the European Union, AFP reported.

UK Labour launches defence policy with Trump blast

Jeremy Corbyn reopened the possibility yesterday of a Labour government ditching or reducing in size Britain's nuclear deterrent. Britain's voters head to the polls for a general electi. The Labour leader also indicated that he may stop RAF bombing raids against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, declaring that he would examine the deployment "straightaway" after the election.

Sally Yates Was the Real Blackmailer

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates - an Obama appointee who was sacked by Mr. Trump after she refused to defend an executive order that barred travel from several Muslim majority countries - told the committee that she had warned the White House that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have been compromised by Russian Federation.

South Korea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

It comes days after the election of a new South Korean president. "The type of missile is being assessed and the flight was not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile", a spokesperson said. "if the conditions were right". The Trump administration has declared North Korea "an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy threat", and said it was focusing on pressuring the country through economic and diplomatic pressure while also leaving military strikes on the table.

Prince Philip is stepping down from his public role

The Duke of Edinburgh won't be carrying out public engagements from spring. Philip, who turns 96 in June, is the longest-serving consort in British history. The Internet was in full speculation mode last night when the Queen called an emergency meeting. In a statement on Thursday May offered the country's "deepest gratitude and good wishes" to Philip on his retirement.

BC Greens gain two more seats in 2017 provincial election

When asked whether she plans on staying in the political spotlight, McCulloch said it's likely, in one capacity or another. Premier Christy Clark now leads, with 43 seats as opposed to the NDP's 41 and the Green party's 3. They finished with more than 16 per cent of the popular vote based on Tuesday's preliminary results. The party is locked in a statistical dead heat with the NDP, according to the latest Mainstreet poll, although the polling group forecasts a Liberal majority.

Le Pen's niece says will not seek re-election as French MP

In an unexpected move the 27-year-old, the party's highest profile figure besides its leader, quit as an MP in the south east of France and also stood down as a regional FN president. The younger politician is more conservative on social and economic issues and she took part in rallies against gay marriage laws, while her aunt avoided them.

US President Donald Trump considering 11 candidates to replace James Comey

US President Donald Trump has said he wants to move quickly to nominate a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace James Comey, whom he fired this week. Trump spent most of the week out of sight, a marked change from a typically jam-packed schedule that often includes multiple on-camera events per day.

USA planning to kill Kim Jong-un - North Korea claims

It said a terrorist group backed by the Central Intelligence Agency and South Korean spies had entered the country for the attempted assassination, vowing that an "anti-terrorist attack" would begin "from this moment". There's no official reaction from the US or South Korea. President Trump already has sent a nuclear-powered submarine and the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to Korean waters, and the USA recently installed the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea.

Indian origin doctor had predicted mammoth cyber attack called \"WannaCry\"

His move may have saved governments and companies millions of dollars and slowed the outbreak before US -based computers were more widely infected. The worldwide cyberextortion attack has been called "unprecedented" by Europol, which is investigating who is behind it.

Israeli ministers back proposed law demoting Arabic language

Israel's Ministerial Committee backed a proposed a bill that would not only define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, but would also recognize the right of each citizen to "preserve his culture, heritage, language and identity".

Elections BC accepts recounts for two ridings, rejects four other requests

But that was based on preliminary results that turned out to be incorrect. Milligan posted a series of tweets Thursday, then wrote a blog post summarizing his findings . Elections BC approved recounts in those ridings, while rejecting requests for new tallies in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, Maple Ridge-Mission, or Richmond-Queensborough.

Erdogan criticises United States plan to arm YPG in Syria

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, have been battling IS for control of Tabqa for weeks and recently have received heavier weaponry from the United States to bolster their campaign in a move that alienated North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey.

Conservatives have 18 point lead over Labour - Comres poll

And the survey, which covered the period May 5-10, found that Mrs May was the most prominent politician in the week's coverage, featuring in nearly one-third (32.4%) of news items about the election, followed by Mr Corbyn (21.4%). He said he supported military action "as a genuine last resort" but accused recent British and US governments of "bomb first, talk later" policies.

WikiLeaks offers $100k bounty for alleged 'tapes' between Trump and Comey

THE White House is facing criticism for a possible security breach after it allowed a Russian news service photographer into the Oval Office to take photos of President Donald Trump and a pair of senior Russian officials. The President and his spokesman later refused to say whether he tapes exchanges with his visitors, something that Mr Trump was suspected of doing when he was in business in NY.

Trump Suggests Canceling Press Briefings 'For The Sake Of Accuracy'

President Donald Trump on Friday issued a tweet that explained the reason his press office keeps throwing up completely contradictory reasons for the firing of former FBI Director James Comey is that they are simply too busy to get accurate information.

Xi says China involved in major Belt and Road connectivity projects

Wang also met with Peter Thomson, president of the UN General Assembly, and Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, high representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations.Thomson said the Belt and Road Initiative demonstrates China's determination and capability to push forward mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation.

China pledges additional 100 billion yuan for Silk Road

Sitting at the crossroad of Asia and Europe, Turkey wishes to bring its unique geographical location into full play, Erdogan said at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road International Cooperation Forum. Meanwhile, on May 2, the Chinese media had said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be Beijing's road to Kashmir, thus proving India's fears of China meddling in the Kashmir dispute true.

Top Italian court upholds conviction of Costa Concordia captain

He said "I trust in the justice system, the verdict must be respected". The sentence included 10 years for manslaughter, five for causing the shipwreck, one for abandoning the ship before passengers and crew were clear, and one month for lying to the authorities afterwards.

Xi Pledges Billions for New Silk Road Infrastructure

Chinese officials have said previously " Belt and Road " is purely commercial, though Xi's comments indicated Beijing sees that as including a broad array of regulatory and other coordination with potentially far-reaching consequences. He said Beijing plans to announce dozens of new investment and other agreements during the two-day event. There are also several European leaders attending, including the prime ministers of Spain, Italy, Greece and Hungary.

WH: Trump Only 'Complimentary' To Australian PM On Universal Health Care

The remarks were quickly seized upon by progressive critics of the president, including Sen. That's because Australia's health care system offers publicly funded universal health coverage for all Australians. "We talked about the relationship, the alliance - we talked about its history and its strength", Mr Turnbull said . "It got a little bit testy", Trump then admitted.

Does Turkey Think Trump's Resolve in Syria is Weakening?

The Turkish airstrikes also wounded 18 members of the US -backed People's Protection Units, or Y.P.G., were criticized by both the USA and Russian Federation. The Kurdish outlet Rudaw published a video Friday of military vehicles with American flags traveling through Darbasiyah, northeast Syria, by the Turkish border.

These Are the Candidates President Trump Is Considering to Replace James Comey

The tweet appeared to refer to a series of three conversations in which, Trump claims, Comey assured him he was not under FBI investigation as part of the bureau's probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Schiller was among those Trump consulted about Comey and was tapped by the president to deliver a letter informing the director of his firing. At the beginning, Trump's aides said Comey's firing came at the suggestion of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy ...

Russia Seeks UN Security Council Backing for Syrian Peace Deal

Some 2.7 million civilians live in these areas. The agreement signed in the Kazakh capital Astana on May 4 calls for the creation of four " de-escalation zones " to shore up a ceasefire, ban flights and allow for deliveries of humanitarian aid.

Trump labels sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director a 'showboat'

But McCabe said the claim was not accurate. Waters added, "If [Clinton] had won the White House, I believe that, given what he did to her and what he tried to do, she should have fired him". McCabe said he was not aware of any such request and said the Russian Federation investigation is adequately resourced. "The financial and political links between Mr.