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Daniel Sturridge: 'I am happy at Liverpool'

There have been murmurs that Sturridge is prepared to leave Liverpool in the summer for regular football ahead of next year's World Cup and West Ham are speculated to be interested in signing him. Moreno has been named in the matchday squad for all 38 of Liverpool's league matches this season but he has started just two of them after losing his left-back slot to James Milner.

U.S. says Assad using 'crematorium' to hide mass killings

The photos showed a site outside of Damascus that appeared to be used as a crematorium , not unlike the ones German Chancellor Adolf Hitler used. Stuart Jones is the top USA diplomat for the Middle East. The war has killed as many as 400,000 people since 2011, contributed to Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War II and enabled terror group ISIS to emerge as a global threat.

Chibok girls to reunite with parents 'next week'

The Federal Government has assured the parents of the 82 released Chibok girls of reuniting them with their daughters who have been in the captivity of the terrorist group, Boko Haram for over 3 years now. Holt said that his government had gone from the place of, "not being on the same page with Nigeria, to a place where we see things very much in the same terms".

Trump Says Muslim Countries Must Take Lead In Fighting Terror

A New Yorker, Trump, addressing Muslims in the country where 11 of the 19 terrorists of the September 11th attacks were born. The photo, posted to Twitter, shows Trump, Saudi Arabia's King Salman, and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi in a darkened room with hands on the sphere, which is in fact a lighted globe of the Earth.

Trump grabs glowing Saudi orb, sparks jokes, memes

A picture showing US President Donald Trump and Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia laying hands on a mysterious, glowing orb sparked a wave of jokes and memes online on Sunday. "But the nations of the Middle East can not wait for American power to crush this enemy for them". The America-first president called on Muslim leaders there to eliminate what he calls the "foot soldiers of evil".

No Politician Has Ever Been Treated Worse Than Me

Trump told the some 200 new Coast Guard cadets and the crowd gathered for their graduation ceremony in New London , Conn. that "adversity makes you stronger". "We're all doing a job", Trump said. "I will never stop fighting for you". He added that he was not elected to serve the Washington media, but the "forgotten men and women of our country" that ushered Trump to power in November.

Korean president vows to reopen probe into 1980 massacre

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday vowed to amend the country's constitution by June 2018 when provincial and mayoral elections are set to be held, China's Xinhua news agency reported. Wang on Thursday reiterated calls for its dismantling. "We hope the new government will correct the problems that we have encountered and take effective measures and positions as soon as possible to remove the obstacles that have been placed on the road to good relations between our two countries", ...

Saudi king slams Iran as ´spearhead of global terrorism´

The speech is seen as part of an effort to reset relations with the Muslim world after Trump frequently attacked Muslims on the campaign trail a year ago. His presidential campaign was rife with anti-Muslim comments and promises, including support of surveillance of mosques, as well as an early proposal for a " total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on".

France's Macron holds 1st Cabinet meeting; half are women

For interior minister, Macron picked Gerard Collomb, the mayor of Lyon who was one of the first Socialists to support him. He also vowed to continue the fight against terrorism. One diplomat said the changes in president and ministers would enable a review of Paris' positioning on key issues such as the crises in Syria and Libya.

US And Saudi Arabia Share "Common Bond" In Fight Against Extremism

Trump smirked and bopped to the beat as he made his way through the crowd. In the past, American presidents, diplomats, and foreign policy experts have argued that it hurts the US' goals overseas and undermines Muslim allies. "That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism, and the Islamists, and Islamic terror of all kinds", he said in his speech. Trump has criticised Obama's remarks as too apologetic for USA actions in the region.

Le Pen failed to distance herself from stain of the past

Rivals who backed Macron to counter National Front candidate Marine Le Pen in the presidential runoff are now setting their sights on defeating him in the June parliamentary elections. However, Franklin Templeton cautioned that any such rally "will likely be mitigated" by expected interest rate increases and a "renewed focus" on the challenges Mr Macron will face.

Chelsea Manning Documentary to Focus on Whistleblower's Life

The transgender soldier is scheduled to be freed from Fort Leavenworth on Wednesday in accordance with former President Barack Obama's decision to grant her clemency in his final days in office. However, they did not allow her to grow her hair longer than military standards set for males, or allow her to visit a surgeon to discuss sex reassignment surgery.

Putin sits down at piano in China, plays Soviet songs

Last year, Germany published proposals to hold IT companies liable for security flaws. "Unfortunately, they refused our proposal", Putin said. "We discussed this theme, and we supported such a proposal". The Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday that a ballistic missile fired by North Korea had crashed into the Sea of Japan around 500 kilometres (310.69 miles) off the Russian coast.

Muslims in U.S. cynical over tone, message in Trump's speech

He didn't warn of an influx of Muslim refugees as a "Trojan horse". "But the path to peace begins right here, on this ancient soil, in this sacred land", Trump told leaders from about 50 Muslim-majority countries representing more than a billion people.

South Sudan Forces Kill 114 Civilians

The documented cases included [press release] attacks on funerals, indiscriminate shelling of civilians, and sexual violence towards women and girls with an excessive degree of brutality. Domic said President Kiir had given orders to all SPLA commanders in Yei to punish soldiers who commit gender-based violence. Yei had been "largely a peaceful town", the United Nations said, with 200,000 to 300,000 residents of different ethnicities.

Erdogan to return to Turkey's ruling party as chairman

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party on Sunday kicked off a congress to re-elect President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its chairman after last month's referendum. But party ties were dropped after the country's 1960 coup. A referendum last month eliminated a constitutional requirement mandating that presidents be neutral and cut ties with their political parties.

Trump tells Middle East: "Step up the fight against Islamic extremism"

While declaring terrorism to be a "battle between good and evil", he said that it should be fought by "decent people" of all religions. "The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries and, frankly, for their families and for their children".

'Terrorists don't worship God, they worship death' - Trump in Saudi Arabia

Terrorism, he said in a broad outreach to the Muslim world, "is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations". In his Saudi speech, Trump condemned "Islamic extremism", "Islamists", and "Islamic terror", but not once uttered the precise phrase he pressed Obama on.

Trump Focuses On Impact Of Terrorism During Speech In Saudi Arabia

Drive them out of your holy land. "Drive them out", Trump said. Even as the president pledged to work alongside Middle Eastern nations, he put the onus for combatting terrorism on the region. "Or is it to fight terrorism and to fight an extreme form of Islam?" "This is irresponsible on many levels", Makdisi said of Trump's comments. "Iran funds, arms and trains terrorists", militias and other extremist groups.

Trump's Saudi Arabia visit was 'bizarre, unseemly, unethical and un-American': WaPo columnist

In a carefully worded speech delivered at a gathering of about 50 leaders of Muslim-majority countries, Trump did not use his signature phrase "radical Islamic terrorism", a term he often used during his campaign for the USA president. Trump went on to criticise Iran, which just saw President Hassan Rouhani win a re-election bid, saying the country has "for decades.fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror".

Iran's president trounces hard-liner to secure second term

Announcing the preliminary results, head of the election committee Ali Asghar Ahmadi said Rouhani had received 14.6 million of the votes counted, while his conservative opponent Ebrahim Raisi received 10.1 million. "The wide mobilization of the hardline groups and the real prospect of Raisi winning scared many people into coming out to vote", said Nasser, a 52-year-old journalist.

Five things to watch as China's belt and road plan unfolds

Xi jinping at the BRF summit. But Xi's Silk Road plan has raised concerns that he is seeking to expand China's economic and political ambitions overseas rather than open up his own country to further trade and investment. "India's objection to the B&R is partly a show for domestic politics, partly to pile pressure on China. India appears to be the only country that has expressed disapproval of the initiative in recent days", it said.

Deadline for Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal against execution ends today

Giving clear stance on Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's case, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said it is an issue of Pakistan's national security and there will be no compromise on it. India stated that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he was involved in business activities after retiring from the Indian Navy. He was allegedly caught in Balochistan in March 2016.

Senate intel chair backtracks on claim Flynn won't honor subpoena

Burr walked back his earlier statement that Flynn would not honor the subpoena. The Senate Intelligence Committee's counterterrorism probe took on added significance after President Donald Trump dismissed FBI Director James Comey last week amid allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election.

Swedish prosecutor drops investigation into Julian Assange for suspected rape

November 14-15 - Assange is interviewed at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Ny said it was "not possible to take any further steps that would move the investigation forward". The Australian, who has lived inside the embassy for nearly five years, said that a "legal conflict" with the United States and the UK continues.

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 ...

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