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Seoul says North Korea fires an unidentified projectile

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says the projectile was sacked Sunday from an area around Pukchang. It was the first provocative move from North Korea since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office on May 10. "This system, last tested in February, has a shorter range than the missiles launched in North Korea's three most recent tests". The Hwasong-12 missile travelled around 700 km for 30 minutes before it landed in water 100 km south of Russia's Vladivostok region, the home of ...

White House official 'person of interest' in Trump-Russia probe

The latest crisis to beset Trump comes days after an another revelation by the daily which claimed that the president has asked sacked FBI director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties between his former national security adviser Mike Flynn and Russian Federation.

Election day ahead: Party leaders continue their efforts to woo voters

Labour is now lagging May's Conservatives by as much as 20 percentage points in what has been turned into a presidential-style campaign and faces the loss of dozens of seats. Theresa May is trying to "pitch the young against the old" by planning to scrap the pension triple lock and universal winter fuel allowance, Jeremy Corbyn is warning.

Like Michelle Obama, first lady Melania Trump does not cover her head

But he did make a brief utterance to the press pool, deeming the proceedings "a tremendous day". A senior Saudi official said a digital centre to monitor the activities of Islamic State and other militant groups online would be opened on Sunday, to coincide with the visit.

Saudi's lavish Trump reception showcases $110B arms deal

Mirziyoyev has been invited to the summit by Saudi Arabia's King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, according to the message. Trump bent down so the king could place the gold medal around his neck. The program supports work for more than 450 US jobs including in CT at Sikorsky and throughout the US supply chain and also supports KSA's Vision 2030 by creating an additional 450 jobs in the kingdom, developing local capabilities through technology and skills transfer, thus enhancing the US-Saudi ...

McCain: Turkish ambassador should get 'the hell out' after brawl

Videos of the incident show people fighting in Washington D.C.'s Sheridan Circle. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for the expulsion of Turkey's ambassador to the United States. "The Metropolitan Police Department will continue investigating the incident and will work with federal partners to ensure justice is served", said D.C.

Trump Gets Royal Saudi Treatment at Start of Foreign Trip

During the presidential race, Trump criticized his Democratic adversary Hillary Clinton for taking money from Saudi Arabia and other countries that "want women as slaves and to kill gays". A second order, which dropped Iraq from the list, is tied up in federal court and the federal government is appealing. Obama called for understanding and acknowledged some of America's missteps in the region.

Trump meets with Arab leaders ahead of major speech

Along with the US, the participants include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Trump, surrounded by Saudi officials, bops back and forth with a smile on his face, while White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn appear more reserved in their moves.

PM arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend 1st US-Arab-Islamic Summit

President Trump's trip comes amid a renewed courtship of his country's Arab allies, with individual meetings scheduled with leaders of several nations, including Egypt and Qatar. On Saturday, the Foreign Office clarified after media reports were aired on the contrary that the "full agenda" of the summit will not leave time for the premier to hold bilateral meetings with President Trump and King Salman.

Engineer shot dead in suspected case of honour killing

The engineer, Amit Nair, hailed from Enath village of Pathanamthitta district and was living outside his hometown in Rajasthan for the past many years. "Following that her father, mother and other men fled the spot in a auto parked outside the house", said Gupta. "Since long, Amit's in-laws were pressurizing Mamata to desert her husband and live with them, but she didn't pay any heed to her parents", said Ratan Singh.

Jared Kushner identified as 'person of interest' in Trump-Russia probe

For now, it looks like Comey could severely incriminate Trump because he has come to believe that the commander in chief was trying to influence his judgment on the Russian Federation investigation, "a person familiar with his thinking" told CNN .

Trump kicks off first foreign trip with upbeat tone, despite brewing scandals

Britain's Prince Charles donned traditional robes and a sword as part of his tour of the Middle East in 2014, and former US President George W. Bush in 2008 held a sword and linked arms with King Salman , who was prince at the time. The deal includes tanks, combat ships, missile defense systems, radar and communications, and cybersecurity technology. The White House badly bungled the president's stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey , who was overseeing the federal investigation into ...

Trump meeting with Arab Gulf nation leaders

South Korea's military says the missile was sacked Sunday from an area near the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. In addition to King Salman and US President Donald J. The two men are at odds on everything from climate change to refugee policy, although the pontiff says he will give the U.S. leader an open-minded hearing.

Saudi says all "on board" to extend oil cuts for 9 months

Oil prices have gained support from reduced output, but high inventories and rising supply from producers not participating in the accord, such as the United States, have limited the rally, pressing the case for extending the curbs. OPEC's aim is to reduce global oil inventories to the industry's five-year average. "OPEC and non-OPEC countries are working together, and that should encourage investment".

Trump Takes Part in Traditional Saudi Sword Dance

The president's trip to forge new bonds with the royal family began when Air Force One touched down to find the Saudis trying to iron out finishing touches. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Twitter that the defence agreement was the "largest single arms deal in USA history" and said other deals amounted to $250 billion in commercial investment.

UK Conservatives' support slips in YouGov poll

The poll is catastrophic for UKIP, whose support has fallen to two per cent, which leaves the Greens as the fourth-largest party on three per cent. Tim Farron will be disappointed with the Liberal Democrats' performance - their support is down to seven per cent, equivalent to the 2015 voteshare.

Trump signs $110B defense deal, receives warm welcome in Saudi Arabia

She and President Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday on the opening leg of his first global tour since taking office. The traditional men's sword dance is known as the ardah , according to the Saudi Embassy in the United States. After two days of meetings in Saudi Arabia, Mr Trump was scheduled to travel to Israel, meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican, and attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and join the world's major industrial nations at a Group of Seven ...

Trump threatens Comey in tweet

When he was asked, "Internally, from the president?" The President's abrupt move to fire the director of the FBI during an ongoing investigation into whether his presidential campaign had ties to Russian Federation stunned Washington , and was swiftly condemned by Democrats and some in his own party.

Le Pen shrugs off accusations she plagiarised Fillon

The Mediterranean, the cradle of the oldest and richest civilizations. That same phrase was also used by Fillon. "I totally own this wink", she said in a Tuesday night interview with French broadcaster TF1 news. France's two main parties failed to make it to the second round for the first time in the country's modern history. French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron speaks to his supporters during a campaign rally in Paris, France, Monday, May 1st, 2017.

Deals signed with US 'in excess of $380 billion,' Saudi minister says

The Trump administration has taken a much harder line on Iran than its predecessor and has vowed to work with Gulf countries to bolster their ability to deter and contain Iran, which Riyadh considers its greatest security threat and regional rival.

All the reasons Trump has given for firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey

His comment contradicted a Trump tweet saying Clapper did not believe there was collusion. Minutes earlier, Trump issued his thinly veiled threat to Comey, an extraordinary development in the ongoing feud between the President and the agencies investigating alleged ties between his campaign and Russian Federation.

Donald Trump Told Russians James Comey Was A 'Nut Job'

And now it transpires that Donald Trump told two Russian diplomats that James Comey is a "nut job" he had to get rid of, apparently because he had a odd interest in Russians . It did not deny the Times report that Trump was critical of Comey to the Russians the day after he fired him. Trump and his team planned the trip as an opportunity for the USA president to unify Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders against extremism, a senior administration official said.

Amid firestorm at home, Trump to seek reset with Islamic world

He added that "no one makes" military equipment like the United States and said a deal would create jobs for the US and security for Qatar. Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner called the president of Lockheed Martin, a major supplier of US military equipment, for a lower price for the radar system as part of the deal, according to The New York Times .

FBI inquiry is 'greatest witch hunt' in history

Comey told Trump he should not contact him directly about FBI investigations but follow procedure and have the White House counsel ask the Justice Department, which oversees the FBI, the Times reported.A key issue Mueller may have to tackle is whether Trump has committed obstruction of justice, an offense that could be used in any effort in the Republican-led Congress to impeach him and remove him from office.

Mattis: Convoy hit by coalition in Syria likely 'Iranian-directed'

That particular zone has American troops present who are training the Syrian Democratic Forces and Syrian Arab Coalition. Prior to launching the strike, the coalition said in a statement it carried out an aerial "show of force", and fired warning shots, but failed to halt the advance.

USA strikes Syrian regime-allied forces

The Pentagon issued assurances that the latest attack by the US does not reflect an escalation. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the strike a violation of Syrian sovereignty and said he was "unaware" that Russia had been given any warning ahead of the strike.

Congressman Al Green calls for Trump impeachment

Democrats are also considering the long term considerations - namely what would come after a Trump impeachment. 'If the president is not above the law he should be charged by way of impeachment by the US House of Representatives'. Green, who previewed his call with a tweet earlier, said it was the House of Representative's "duty" to take up impeachment. Does putting your country above party mean never being skeptical of the intentions of an intelligence community that has lied to the ...

Cloud Computing Clinches Preakness

This time, he came as the owner of Cloud Computing, along with trainer Chad Brown and jockey Javier Castellano. "We had a plan". "We had a plan and we were sticking to the plan and it worked out great", Castellano said of himself and Brown.

Russian Federation foreign minister denies talking to Trump about Comey

The Senate Intelligence Committee and House Government Oversight Committee have each requested Comey testify before their panels. Mr Rosenstein did not reveal any more significant details about the Comey firing, his decision to appoint a special counsel or the ongoing Russian Federation investigation during the unusual 90-minute closed briefing with most of the 100 senators, according to interviews with several senators afterward.

Trump decries "single greatest witch hunt" in U.S. history

One of the attendees, speaking on condition of anonymity, described Rosenstein as anxious and nervous and said he drank multiple glasses "and spilled one". Director James Comey . President Trump's initial statement firing Comey cited a memo by Rosenstein, recommending the removal of the F.B.I. director.

Saudis welcome Donald Trump with gold medal, receive arms package

Saudi Arabia is the primary destination for US arms sales, according to the Council on Foreign Relations, with the Kingdom purchasing almost 10 percent of USA exports from 2011 to 2015. Trump arrived here accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump on Saturday on a two-day trip, beginning his first foreign trip as President that includes visits to Israel, the Vatican City, Belgium and Italy where he is to take part in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits.

Trump gets rejected for hug in awkward encounter with James Comey

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the panel, said Comey's testimony would help "answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President". "Trump fired Jim Comey because the most unsafe thing in the world, if you're Donald Trump, is a person who tells the truth, is dogged, you can't control, and who is as committed as Comey is to the institutional independence of an organization that has the power to investigate you", Wittes ...

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Into Sea

A White House official confirmed the launch, according to a pool report. U.S. Pacific Command said it tracked the missile until it landed into the sea. "This system, last tested in February, has a shorter range than the missiles launched in North Korea's three most recent tests". Under the watch of third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un, North Korea has been aggressively pursuing a decades-long goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching ...

Hamas sentences 3 to death for killing of senior commander

In the aftermath of the killing, Hamas implemented border restrictions on those seeking to leave the Palestinian enclave. Israel has not confirmed or denied the accusations. Mazen Fuqaha (R) and Ahmed Jabri (who was killed by Israel in 2012). He had spent years in an Israeli jail before being released to Gaza as part of a 2011 prisoner exchange deal.

Trump 'Very Close' To Naming New FBI Director

Comey also reportedly thought ahead before his dinner at the White House with Trump a few days later. House members and senators said Rosenstein steered clear of specifics in answering questions about his appointment of former FBI director as special counsel but made clear that Mueller has wide latitude to pursue the investigation wherever it leads, potentially including criminal charges.