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Trump holds talks with Gulf leaders

The question of what first lady Melania Trump would wear on her husband's his first foreign trip echoes similar debates around Michelle Obama's decision to wear colour - blue and white - and not cover her hair on a visit to ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia.

Celtics rule out Isaiah Thomas for remainder of the playoffs

According to the team's chief medical officer, the decision to shut Thomas down was made to avoid more long-term damage to his hip. Thomas did not return in the second half due to a strained right hip. The Cavaliers would go on to win 130-86 as the Cavs' bench unit played practically the entire fourth quarter - at which point the lead eventually hit 50 points.

PM Nawaz departs for Saudi Arabia to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit

Under the memorandum of understanding with the Gulf Cooperation Council announced in Saudi Arabia, participants are pledging to prosecute the financing of terrorism, including individuals. Mr Trump's Riyadh visit is the first leg of an ambitious nine-day worldwide debut that will see him also stop in Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy.

Shakespeare in limbo as Leicester ends title defense in 12th

Jamie Vardy continues to be linked with a move away, and it was the England international's goal which rescued a point for the Foxes after Junior Stanislas' early opener. I'm sure any player considering signing for us would know they would enjoy their football here. Vardy won the ball in midfield and laid it to Ben Chilwell , who crossed for Slimani to nod back for Vardy - who had continued his run - to bundle in at the far post.

We are one people, Theresa May insists in plea to Scottish voters

The Conservative manifesto says an independence vote "cannot take place until the Brexit process has played out, and it should not take place unless there is public consent for it to happen". The SNP will insist single market membership is the only way to protect Scotland's food and drink sector from a catastrophic collapse in trade if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a trade deal.

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

While most U.S. presidents make their first foreign trip to neighbouring Canada or Mexico, 70-year-old Trump has opted instead for the Middle East and Europe. King Salman said Trump's visit would strengthen strategic cooperation. "We have enuf enemies". President Trump got the royal treatment in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, receiving a lavish welcome that he hopes can erase two weeks of bad headlines, refocus his presidency and unite allies against terrorism .

Liverpool to set new Anfield attendance record with sell-out against Middlesbrough

Despite Arsenal missing out on the top four for the first time under Wenger, the Gunners still have a chance to salvage this season as they could still win the FA Cup later this month. We have to show it again, it will be fine". But it is believed that Jurgen Klopp is happy with the promise that the youngster holds, and is keen for him to take on a more prominent role with the Reds next season.

Melania Trump refuses to cover head during trip to Saudi Arabia

Under the kingdom's strict dress code for women, Saudi women and most female visitors are required to wear a loose, black robe known as an abaya, in public. But one thing was missing from her black and gold-belted ensemble - a head scarf. Hillary Clinton also did not cover her head on visits to Saudi Arabia.

US Congressmen want Trump impeached for 'obstruction of justice'

During his 2015 interview with Breitbart News Daily , Trump said, "I have a little conflict of interest 'cause I have a major, major building in Istanbul". "Every other week Republicans wanted to impeach Obama". A President Pence who will be able to work with a Republican Congress to get all the things done that Trump promised but can't deliver - tax reform, immigration reform, healthcare reform and more? But while the President might welcome the opportunity to stand on the world stage, ...

North Korea fires intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea tested a high-thrust rocket engine as recently as March, hailed as a "great leap forward" by state media at the time. Lesser than a week ago, Choi Son Hui, head of US affairs for North Korea's foreign ministry, told media that Pyongyang would consider "dialogue" with the U.S.

Israel Aerospace Industries gets $630 mn deal for Indian Navy

The contract is worth $630 million and according to IAI Director General Yossi Weiss, it will strengthen "the company's status as a global leader in the domain of aerial defense systems." . "All components of the weapon system have successfully met the goals set to them", the company said. This unique project represents the close collaboration between India's DRDO, IAI and the defense forces of both countries.

President Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director

Asked as he left the White House whether he would say "yes" if Trump offered him the job, Keating said , "I'm a public servant". He has said he could name a director before he departs. Among their concerns was Lieberman's past praise of Michael Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser, who was sacked in February after misleading officials about his conversations with Russian officials.

North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile United States policy

Last Monday, the UN Security Council again demanded that Pyongyang conduct no further such tests. "This test is an indication of a viable reentry vehicle for ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) ranges". "There is a lot we don't know about just how accurate and reliable the system is". Choe was returning from Oslo with a North Korean delegation after holding talks with former US officials there.

Kimberly Guilfoyle In Talks To Replace Sean Spicer

Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle stirred rumors this week when she said she's in talks to become the next White House press secretary. Kim Guilfoyle won't be taking over for Sean Spicer. His tenure has been marked by high-profile gaffes and a public profile that rivals the president's - thanks to periodic sendups by actress Melissa McCarthy on 'Saturday Night Live '.

Ballinasloe to host Fine Gael regional leadership debate

A large slice of that planning will involve holding selection conventions up and down the country, one of the first of which looks set to take place in Longford early next month. In a statement, Mr Kehoe said Mr Varadkar's "capacity to build a strong support base is testament to his willingness to work with party colleagues".

Gulf states, U.S. to ink agreement against terror financing

The president did refer to "confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds". Trump told the king it was "a great honour to be with you" and mentioned that there "has been a little strain but there won't be strain with this administration".

Trump reaches out to Muslims, calls for sharing 'burden' in terror fight

His speech was still being worked on late on Saturday, and some advisers were cautioning him against using the term. And Trump's prepared address notably refrains from mentioning democracy and human rights - topics Arab leaders often view as USA moralizing - in favour of the more limited goals of peace and stability.

President Donald Trump meets with Arab leaders ahead of major speech

On the business side of things, Trump is off to a good start as he inked deals worth more than $350 bn with the Saudi Arabia, which includes a $110 bn arms deal. According to a Washington Post report, Obama's "bent-waist handshake" had led to a controversy during first year of his presidency and the Republicans also ran a campaign ad against it in 2009.

What's In The US' New Deals With Saudi Arabia?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the intent of the arms deal was to support Riyadh "in particular in the face of malign Iranian influence and Iranian-related threats which exist on Saudi Arabia's borders". "Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs". The president was trailed on the trip by a large number of advisers, including Mr Tillerson, chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon.

'White House adviser is person of interest in Russia probe'

In this May 3, 2017, file photo, FBI Director James Comey listens on Capitol Hill in Washington . This week, the Justice Department announced that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller would serve as a special counsel to continue the probe into the Trump campaign and any possible ties to Russian Federation.

Trump seeks coalition to 'stamp out extremism'

The US president said that peace in the world is top priority, adding that the war against terror is between the forces of good and evil. "This is a battle between those who seek to obliterate human life and those who seek to protect it". He once mused that he thought "Islam hates us". "We have to get to the bottom of it", Trump said in a March 2016 interview with CNN. White House officials have said they consider Trump's visit, and his keynote address, a counterweight to President Barack ...

USA and Saudi Arabia Ink $350 Billion Arms Deal

On Saturday, the two leaders signed a series of agreements aimed at boosting their countries' military and economic partnerships, including an arms deal worth a cool $350 billion over 10 years, with a payment of nearly $100 billion to be made immediately.

Donald Trump claims White House has 'secret tapes'

Trump also discussed his dissatisfaction with the media and suggested for a second time that he might cancel the daily White House press briefings in favor of biweekly press conferences where he would answer questions himself. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Republican Senator John Cornyn, New York Appeals Court Judge Michael Garcia and former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher will be interviewed on Saturday for the post, an administration official said.

Rouhani expresses desire to establish peaceful relations with world

Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said: "I congratulate the great victory of the Iranian nation in creating a huge and memorable epic in the continuation of the path of "wisdom and hope", referring to the government's slogan. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini tweeted her vow to work for greater "engagement, regional peace". Without sanctions such as those that slashed Iran's oil revenues and barred it from the worldwide financial system, which were effective because China ...

US Bombs Syrian, Iranian-Backed Forces For First Time, Leaving Eight Dead

A Syrian military official confirmed the strike on state TV a day after the strike. The airstrikes came in response to pro-Syrian government forces that posed a threat to US troops and partner forces near the Jordan border, the coalition said.

Syria denies mass killings

Galant's remarks come after the USA accused Assad yesterday of establishing crematorium in order to burn the bodies of thousands of executed prisoners. US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had been "firm and clear" in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last week that "Russia holds tremendous influence over Bashar al-Assad".

Trump calls on Muslims to share 'burden' in terror fight

Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday about the need to confront radical ideology meeting was initially drafted by Stephen Miller, according to a person advising the White House on the trip. federal court amid criticism that the order is Trump's attempt to fulfill his campaign promise to ban Muslims from the US. The order has been criticized as an attempt for Trump to legally implement his Muslim ban.

Islamic State kills villagers, captures fighters in Deir al-Zor: Syrian Observatory

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the United States had opened a new channel between senior USA and Russian military officials to discuss what Pentagon officials refer to as the "deconfliction" of ground and air operations within Syria.

Netanyahu orders Cabinet to attend Trump arrival ceremony

Netanyahu also noted the significance of Trump's first presidential overseas trip including a visit to "Jerusalem, the capital of Israel", after Trump seemed to have backed away from his campaign pledge to relocate the U.S. The meetings will focus on the USA efforts to revive the long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. In the evening, Trump and Netanyahu will meet at the King David Hotel, where Trump and his large entourage will stay for the night, before dining ...

Trump to cast battle against 'Islamist extremism' as fight with 'barbaric criminals'

He regularly attacked former President Obama for not using the term "radical Islamic extremism" to describe terror threats - a term which national security officials have said can be counterproductive in rallying majority-Muslim nations to support USA counter-terror efforts, and feed terrorist propaganda that portrays the U.S.as at war with Islam.

Election Night Sends BC Down Unmapped Road

NDP leader John Horgan also confirmed he had met with Weaver and that they agreed that the Liberals have "failed" on childcare, affordable housing, and protecting B.C.'s coast against potential harms from increased tanker traffic. Despite Weaver's comments, any independent look at the parties' platforms would find the Greens have much more in common with the NDP. The Liberals won a new riding in Skeena, where Liberal candidate Ellis Ross is a former Haisla First Nation chief who supports ...

Isaiah Thomas Ruled Out for Remainder of Playoffs

Thomas did not travel with the team to Cleveland and is now evaluating treatment options. The Cavaliers set an National Basketball Association playoff record for the largest halftime lead when they were up 41 points. "But today I thought he looked much different in the first half". It's not going to get get any easier for the Celtics. "But I don't want to put that on any one guy.

Prince Harry brings girlfriend Meghan Markle to wedding fest

Mark's Church in Englefield, England , near where she and her sister, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, grew up. But the 35-year-old "Suits" actress still attended the reception in Bucklebury on Saturday night, according to "ET." The society nuptials of the year was witnessed by family, close friends and famous faces including tennis star Roger Federer and wife Mirka, celebrity Donna Air, Princess Eugenie, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, as well as Prince George and ...

North Korean missile reached altitude of about 560 km

The launch came just one week after the North fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile, which according to Pyongyang flew nearly 800 km and was capable of carrying a "heavy" nuclear warhead. Asked about Beijing and Moscow's support for the six previous rounds of United Nations sanctions, Kim said both countries are "close neighbors" who "understand our nuclear projection occurred through the US continued nuclear threat and its hostile policy" toward North Korea.

Former FBI Director Comey Will Testify Publicly Before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Pressure due to claims that Trump fired Comey to impede ongoing FBI investigation, forced the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel, Robert Mueller III, to conduct independent investigation. The May 14-18 opinion poll found that 38% of adults approved of Trump while 56% disapproved. The remaining 6 per cent had "mixed feelings". U.S. stocks immediately pared gains after the reports but still closed higher for a second straight day.