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Video Shows Turkish President Erdogan Watching Brutal Fight Outside Embassy In Washington

Adding to the tension, on Thursday U.S. Senator John McCain called for the expulsion of Turkey's U.S. ambassador after violence erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel during Erdogan's visit. The State Department confirmed that two members of the Turkish security team were briefly detained after the brawl, and then released. Police Chief Peter Newsham said on Wednesday the violence was "not something we tolerate in our city".

Trump slams Iran in first foreign speech, delivered from Saudi Arabia

He said his administration would instead be offering partnership based on shared interests and values. The president's address was the centrepiece of his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, his first overseas trip since his January swearing-in.

New South Korea President Moon Jae-in reaffirms US alliance

Moon assumed presidential duties early in the morning after the National Election Commission finished counting Tuesday's votes and declared him victor of the special election necessitated by the ousting of conservative Park Geun-hye, whose downfall and jailing on corruption charges is one of the most turbulent stretches in the nation's recent political history.

Trump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rights

In his Saudi speech, Trump condemned "Islamic extremism", "Islamists", and "Islamic terror", but not once uttered the precise phrase he pressed Obama on. The White House has said this facility, which was reported to be in the works last month, was Ivanka Trump's idea, but noted that she would have no involvement in the solicitation or allocation of any funding.

Melbourne tram and truck collision

There are conflicting reports as to which vehicle had the green light at the known-blackspot intersection at the time. One man has been taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital, but his condition is not immediately available. Drivers have been advised to avoid the area and seek an alternative route such as using Brunswick Rd to Mt Alexander Rd and then travelling to Flemington Rd from there.

New sanctions on Venezuela officials upcoming

The NGO notes that, of the 275 known political arrests since protests began, 159 remain in prison and the Venezuelan government has failed to keep official records on their cases. Protesters are demanding elections to kick out the socialist government that they accuse of wrecking the economy and turning Venezuela into a dictatorship.

Iran foreign minister scorns Trump after speech, arms deal

It was a contrast from her appearance last month in Berlin at the W20 Summit, where she told the audience she was still determining what her exact role was in the White House. "One of the things that we will discuss is the purchase of lots of handsome military equipment because nobody makes it like the United States", Trump said in a meeting with the emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al Thani.

I am not corrupt, will remain in politics, Trinamool: Bandopadhyay

So far opposition leaders have met each other, with Sonia Gandhi taking a lead on a joint candidate and holding discussions with the Left's Sitaram Yechury, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Ms Banerjee. If the Congress and the Trinamool Congress come together, it's hardly likely that the Left will be part of such a grouping. Ironically, state Congress president Adhir Chowdhury chose to break the ice with estranged party leader Manas Bhunia in the assembly around the same time.

Bennett harming chances for embassy move

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal". "Given the president's proclivities, no one wants to get on his bad side", he said. Right-wing Israeli cabinet ministers celebrated a new era, floating proposals to annex large settlements to Israel, starting with the town of Maaleh Adumim near Jerusalem .

Defiant Trump Slams Critics During Coast Guard Commencement Speech

Trump will interview four more candidates for the role of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief in Washington late Wednesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. Reports that Comey wrote a memo in February stating that Trump asked him to stop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation could be the final nail in the coffin, said some Democrats, although there is no indication that a sizeable number of House ...

Senator calls for ejection of Turkish ambassador

The Middle Eastern strongman's visit to President Trump this week led to demonstrations against his regime, which recently cemented itself through a referendum giving Erdogan more power. "We just celebrated our President". The U.S. announced last week that it would arm Kurdish fighters in Syria, a move Erdogan is against because he says they are linked to the Kurdish insurgency in Turkey known as the PKK.

Merkel, Macron seek to revitalise ties to bolster EU

After his meeting with Merkel, Macron stressed that he was not in favour of eurobonds - loans underwritten by all members of the eurozone, which some conservative German politicians have described as a vision of "hell" for their voters. Mr. Macron himself sounded a note of skepticism about the political obstacles standing in the way of such major changes. French President Emmanuel Macron's office is delaying the announcement of the new government while authorities check the tax records and ...

Pope will add five new cardinals to church ranks next month

Pope Francis said on Sunday he would elevate five Roman Catholic prelates to the rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are his closest advisors and can enter an eventual conclave to choose his successor. The new cardinals that are to be named alongside the Archbishop of Barcelona are the auxiliary bishop of San Salvador, Monsignor Gregorio Rosa Chávez; the Archbishop of Bamako, Jean Zarbo; the Archbishop of Stockholm, Anders Arborelius; and the Vicar Apostolic of Pakse, ...

Cuba dismisses Trump criticism as 'ridiculous'

In a tribute issued by the United States president on Cuban Independence Day, he said that "cruel despotism can not extinguish the flame of freedom in the hearts of Cubans, and... Since the arrival of Trump to the White House, Havana has maintained a diplomatic silence on his actions in office and his earlier campaign threats to reverse the policy of rapprochement promoted by Barack Obama.

Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

Advance excerpts of the speech had Trump using the term "Islamist terrorism" - an apparent softening in tone - but the president veered off-script in his delivery. "This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it", Trump said in his speech.

Trump lashes out at investigation of alleged Russian Federation ties

Trump told NBC's Lester Holt in an interview that he was thinking "of the Russian Federation thing" when he dismissed Comey. Many aides have said that they felt "besieged" and feared for their own futures, according to The New York Times .

All the highlights — Billboard Music Awards

Drake beat out Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Adele, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, twenty one pilots, Shawn Mendes and the Chainsmokers for the top prize. She basically echoed everyone and anyone else who happened to see Cher's performance. "And for the first time in years with trousers on", Noah Cyrus, standing next to father Billy Ray Cyrus, introduced her older sister, who was wearing white shorts and a cowboy hat.

Trump In Saudi Arabia: 'This Is Not A Battle Between Different Faiths'

And that wasn't the first time Trump had made statements in which he characterized mosques as risky places of recruitment rather than houses of worship. Mr Trump singled out Iran for being responsible for instability in the region, saying it should be "isolated". Iran is a Shi'ite Muslim country. But he failed to the use the phrase " radical Islamic terrorism ".

NAFTA Renegotiation Could Come as Early as August

Renegotiation of NAFTA has always been part of President Trump's agenda. But Mr. Trump faces stiff resistance from business-minded Republicans in Congress and sectors that fear major changes would harm their bottom lines."Today, President Trump fulfilled one of his key promises to the American people", Mr.

Why Donald Trump Touched a Glowing Orb in Saudi Arabia

He described the fight against terrorism as a "battle between good and evil" and stressed that while the United States will continue to support its allies in the fight against terrorism, its policy will be rooted in "principled realism", not "inflexible ideology".

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Russia Probe Looks Like 'Criminal Investigation'

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in a statement . Trump's Oval Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak came one day after Comey was sacked. "The general consensus is it was a good decision to pick a special counsel", said South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham , saying most lawmakers have "a lot of confidence in Mr.

US President Donald Trump tells Middle East to 'drive out' Islamist extremists

A senior administration official said Trump's basic theme in the speech will be to call for unity and say Muslims need to confront radicalism. "Terrorists do not worship God, they worship death". "The Iranian regime represents the tip of the spear of global terrorism". The groups that the United States has been fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere since the Sept 11, 2001 attacks on Washington and NY are mostly Sunni Muslims, and enemies of Iran.

Trump acknowledges India as 'victim of terrorism' at Riyadh summit

Saudi Arabia is the first stop on Trump's first foreign trip as president . He did not include the controversial phrase " radical Islamic terrorism ". "Hillary must return all money from such countries!" Much of the focus was on countering what Gulf states see as the threat from Iran, which opposes Saudi Arabia in a range of regional conflicts from Syria to Yemen.

Mahmoud Abbas visits India: Narendra Modi conveys 'unwavering support' to Palestinian cause

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much-anticipated visit to Israel, Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas has played the gift diplomacy. Modi also said that India hopes for an early resumption of talks between Palestinian and Israeli sides so as to move towards finding a comprehensive resolution to the Palestinian issue.

Trump to call for Muslims to 'unite against terror'

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. Through a translator, el-Sissi said Trump "had a unique personality" that allowed him "to do the impossible". In a meeting with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, Trump declared that the two nations had a lot in common and that despite previous ...

Terror fight a 'battle between good and evil'

Saying he came with "a message of friendship and hope and love", Trump said that the time had come for "honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism". and called for surveillance of USA mosques. "For decades Iran has fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror; it's a government that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this very room".

Trump urges Muslim fightback on terror

President Trump is reportedly planning to address female empowerment in the region as well during a speech on Sunday. For Trump, the trip is a reprieve from the crush of controversies that have marred his young presidency and an attempt to reset his relationship with a region and a religion he fiercely criticized a candidate.

Russian officials 'bragged over ability to influence Donald Trump before election victory'

A Washington Post report , citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, said a senior Trump adviser is now considered a "person of interest" in the law enforcement investigation into whether Mr Trump's campaign associates coordinated with Russian Federation in an effort to sway the 2016 election.

Trump urges Muslim leaders to 'drive out terrorists'

Trump's address on Sunday was "a much more nuanced speech than he has ever given relating to Muslims or Islam", Ibrahim Hooper, communications director for Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) - the largest Muslim advocacy group in North America - told Anadolu Agency.

Venezuela Opposition Leader Says His Passport Annulled to Block Trip to UN

The ruling was later partially reversed amidinternational criticism, but it sparked a protest movement that has continued for almost two months and left more than 40 people dead. The court dissolved the democratically elected National Assembly, allowing Maduro to rule by executive authority, a move it later reversed. In March 2015, former President Barack Obama expanded USA sanctions against Venezuelan officials and declared worsening relations with the South American nation to be a national ...

Trump calls for global isolation of Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that Washington may be "milking" Saudi Arabia. In his Saudi speech, Trump condemned "Islamic extremism", "Islamists", and "Islamic terror", but not once uttered the precise phrase he pressed Obama on.

Turkey president: Trump arming Syrian Kurds a 'mistake'

A Turkish air raid in late April killed 20 Syrian Kurdish fighters and media officials, prompting the U.S.to deploy armored vehicles along the border in a show of support for the group. Like Turkey, the US considers that group a terrorist organization. "What we can expect is that our partnered forces will continue moving closer to the city to advance to within striking distance".

CBSE 12th result 2017 expected by May 24 at cbseresults

A Hindustan Times report quoted a CBSE official as saying results will be declared "no later than May 27". Log in to results.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in or cbse .nic.in. As first reported by TOI, CBSE gave as many as 16 extra marks in the Class 12 Maths exam in 2016 in the all-India set of papers and 15 marks in the Delhi set during the process of "standardisation".

President Trump advises Muslim countries to take lead in fighting extremism

Trump charged Iran with "spreading destruction and chaos" across the region through the funding and training of terrorists. Announcing a new center to combat the financing of terrorism, Trump emphasized the need for nations to collaborate to "honestly" confront "the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires".

North Korea detains another U.S. citizen

We don't know what he is going to do", Song said. Four U.S. citizens are now being held in North Korea, a country with which the United States has no diplomatic relations and has technically remained at war with since the 1950-53 Korean conflict.

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