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Gulf states, USA ink agreement for center to fight terror financing

US President Donald Trump held talks on Sunday with leaders of the oil-rich Gulf monarchies, a day after Washington told their arch rival Iran to dismantle its "network of terrorism". "Tremendous investments in the United States", Trump told reporters Saturday. In office he ordered temporary bans on people from certain Muslim-majority countries, which have been blocked by courts that ruled they were discriminatory.

Trump Calls For Stamping Out Financing Of Terrorist Groups To Muslim Leaders

He framed the global fight against terrorism as a "battle between good and evil", reaching for a lofty goal by noting that "this special gathering may some day be remembered as the beginning of peace in the Middle East, and, maybe, even all over the world".

USA will not re-impose sanctions on Iran's Nuclear Programme

He was sanctioned for his involvement in Iran's solid-fuel ballistic missile programme. But the United States also announced new unrelated sanctions in a bid to show it wasn't letting Tehran off the hook. U.S. -Iran relations have become more hostile than ever as the White House takes an aggressive posture toward Tehran over test-firing a ballistic missile that could raise tensions in the already chaotic region.

Trump slams Russian Federation probe as 'greatest witch hunt in USA history'

All told, five congressional investigations are either directly or indirectly looking into possible Russian interference in the election. Amid Mueller's appointment, Trump continues to meet with candidates to fill Comey's post . Rosenstein called White House Counsel Donald McGahn at 5:30 p.m.to inform him, at which point McGahn walked downstairs from his second-floor office to the Oval Office to notify Trump.

South Korean Military: North Korea Fires 'Unidentified Projectile

The South Korean military said the projectile was launched Sunday afternoon Korean time from the vicinity of Pukchang, an area north of of the capital Pyongyang most notable for its hard-labor camp for political prisoners. Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would raise the issue at a G7 summit in Italy next week. The missile flew east about 500 km (over 300 miles), South Korean officials said.

Oprah Winfrey tells grads to seek fulfillment in service

She says empowerment comes from understanding that there's an "alignment between who you are and what you do". Oprah Winfrey was in Charlotte Friday for a stop on her college commencement tour in which she honored a student from her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

California Democratic chair race angers 'Berniecrats'

But the Democrats are also a party divided, still nursing deep divisions between insurgent supporters of Bernie Sanders and the party's establishment wing. Sanders loyalists have rallied around Kimberly Ellis and are clamoring to shake up the party. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi admonished GOP members of Congress for "stonewalling" the investigation of allegations of Russian influence in the election of President Trump.

This is a battle between good and evil

Trump, whose campaign was frequently punctuated by bouts of anti-Islamic rhetoric, is poised to soften some of his language about Islam. He will continue, "we can only overcome this evil if the forces of good are united and strong - and if everyone in this room does their fair share and fulfills their part of the burden".

Step up in fight over 'Islamist extremism', Donald Trump tells Middle East

The Middle East, he said, "should not be a place where refugees flee, but to which newcomers flock". "But nations of the Middle East can not wait for American power to crush this enemy for them", Trump told leaders of 55 Muslim majority countries representing more than a billion people.

Trump Admin Regrets Erasing Israeli Territory From US Maps

The option of an alternative coalition government that would enable Netanyahu to suspend construction in West Bank areas outside the existing settlement blocs is alive and well. Speaking to 103 FM, a local radio station, he suggested Israel "punish" the U.S.by withholding certain information. "I'm disappointed he brought a guy who rewards terrorists who murder Jews to the White House", Klein said, referring to P.A.

Laconia Memorial Day parade to step off at 10 am

Poppy Day began after soldiers returned from France following World War I. The day started as an effort of veterans and their families to remind people of the debt owed to those who served and died in the war. The parade will continue to the lawn of Sandwich Public Library, where a ceremony will be held, with speeches, songs, the firing of volleys by riflemen from the American Legion Post 188, and pealing of the bells to mark the passing of Sandwich veterans.

Saudi king says Iran at forefront of global terrorism

Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land. "And drive them out of this Earth". Trump noted that Middle Eastern nations have sustained the highest number of casualties from terrorist attacks, describing it as a "tragedy of epic proportions".

President Trump told Russians 'firing nut job Comey relieved pressure'

One official had read quotations to the Times and another had confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion, the paper said . Trump and the White House have repeatedly contradicted themselves over the reasoning for Comey's firing, which took place as he led a probe into Russian influence into the US election and potential ties to his campaign.

PA Jobless Rate Bumps Up, Payrolls Shrink In April

Several economic indicators are improving at the same time, said Mervin Jebaraj, interim director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Hiring has averaged 174,000 jobs in the past three months, close to last year's pace. Restaurants alone have added 5,400 net new jobs in that period.

House, Senate Russia investigators promise to plow ahead

Trump also framed the latest developments in the Russian Federation investigation as "a pure excuse for the Democrats having lost an election that they should have easily won". I have confidence that he will conduct a fair and thorough investigation. Another partner, Reginald Brown, is representing Paul Manafort. The focus now turns to how Mueller will pick up the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, and what it means for the White House.

Trump to address graduates of US Coast Guard Academy

Trump offered his advice, telling the graduates that they will find that "things are not always fair". "Nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy", Trump said, apparently reading a list of aphorisms found after Googling "motivational words to say in speech".

Heavy casualties reported in Libya airbase attack

In the aftermath of the attack Martin Kobler, the top UN official in Libya and the Head of the UN Support Mission known as UNSMIL, strongly condemned the deadly incident as a "vicious attack [that] undermines political efforts". If confirmed it could mark a major escalation in Libya's stop-start conflict in which fighting breaks out frequently but casualty figures are often low.

Netanyahu: I will discuss 'ways to advance peace' with Trump

In the meantime, Trump has appointed as his envoy to Israel David Friedman, a devout Jew who insists the embassy must be moved and plans to work out of Jerusalem some days of the week. On May 15, US national security adviser H.R. McMaster announced that Trump will offer a prayer at the Western Wall and will drop by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre , the site Christians believe is the location of Jesus' tomb.

Trump Shows His Paces In Saudi Sword Dance

As Trump arrived at Murabba Palace for a royal dinner, hundreds of Saudi men in long, white robes danced the Ardha, a traditional sword dance that is performed on Saudi National Day and in honor of special guests. The deal includes tanks, combat ships, missile defense systems, radar and communications, and cybersecurity technology. He cited "tremendous investments in the United States.

Trump slams Russian Federation probe as 'greatest witch hunt in U.S. history'

FILE - In this May 8, 2017, file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in Washington. The White House has disputed Comey's account of his February conversation with Trump concerning Flynn but has not offered specifics.

Netanyahu to discuss peace efforts with Trump

Netanyahu announced that attendance was mandatory after learning some of his ministers planned to skip the ceremony. During the 28 hours-long visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, the Trump administration hopes to set the tone for its efforts to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Trump boasts to Russians of firing Comey

White House document that contained Mr. Trump's comments was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting. "I look forward to this matter concluding quickly". News reports that Comey had written memos about his conversations with Trump since January have fueled that aspect of the probe.

Ivanka Trump says Saudi Arabia has made 'encouraging' progress on women

He pledged deeper ties with the Middle East to tackle terrorism and encouraged more economic development in the region. The speech in a gilded hall bedecked with chandeliers is part of an effort to redefine his relationship with the Muslim world after Trump frequently attacked Muslims on the campaign trail previous year and tried to ban many from entering the United States.

Police appeal to mother after baby's body found in park

Ch Insp Debbie Brooks of Hampshire Constabulary said: "I would like to reassure the communities of Aldershot that our priority is to ensure the welfare of the mother of the baby". 'I understand that you are frightened but it is really important that you get the help you need. It is not known what was the age or the gender the newborn baby but the little angel will get a burial.

Lawmakers: Rosenstein Mum On White House Pressure For Comey Memo

He wrote: 'With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel [sic] appointed! He later reposted the same tweet, after correcting his misspelling of the word "counsel".

Donald Trump calls for help in tackling 'Islamic extremism'

Trump's comments came after he ticked down a list of major terrorist attacks in the USA and also noted that Europe has "also endured unspeakable horror". from seven majority Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. That ban was blocked by the courts. White House officials said they considered Trump's address to be a counterweight to President Barack Obama's debut speech to the Muslim world in 2009 in Cairo.

North Korea fires 'unidentified projectile', South Korea's military says

Last week Pyongyang launched an intermediate-range missile named the Hwasong-12 its longest-range missile yet, according to analysts. All 15 members of the U.N. North Korea has defied all calls to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes, even from China, its lone major ally, calling them legitimate self-defence.

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.

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