In their first meeting, Trump and Abbas discussed the advancement of the Middle East peace process and the strengthening of US-Palestinian relations, the White House said in a statement. However, officials close to the talks said it would be addressed in future meetings. The prominent Palestinian analyst warned that the scenario of recognizing a demilitarized Palestinian state built on only parts of the West Bank and without sovereignty might be the vision for the United States and ...
Earlier, the White House issued a statement congratulating the pro-European Union Macron, who will become France's youngest-ever leader at the age of 39. A protest Monday in Paris against Macron's planned reforms drew several thousand people. The polls show En Marche! taking 24-26 percent in the first round, with the right-wing Les Republicains at 22 percent and Le Pen's far-right National Front at 21-22 percent.
The administration's promise, which has yet to be fulfilled, comes just as President Trump is set to jet off to the Middle East for a week to meet with Arab, Israeli, and European leaders. But Tillerson linked Trump's deliberations directly to his aspirations for brokering Mideast peace. The secretary of state also asserted any potential move would be based on feedback from all sides, including "whether Israel views it as helpful to a peace initiative or perhaps a distraction".
The New York Times recently made revelations about Trump's request for Comey to end the FBI investigation into the links between the Kremlin and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Immediately after the New York Times report Tuesday night, Amash said on Twitter, "The allegations reportedly contained in the memo are incredibly serious".
Ontario also saw flooding. The eastern Ontario town has been hit hard by flooding, and police say the vessels are creating wakes that overflow sandbags along the shoreline. Steve Lapierre, who lives in a basement apartment, said he was awakened by a neighbour who told him about the flooding. "I understand that morally or psychologically, physically, mentally, people are very, very tried".
Most of the Republicans do not appear poised to abandon a president who remains critical to their goals of acting on health care and tax legislation despite the anxiety and displeasure voiced by McCain and a handful of other prominent GOP lawmakers.
Supporters of the 74-year-old, who spent 35 years in prison, are also expected to honour him next month in New York City's massive Puerto Rican Day parade. Puerto Rico nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera has been freed from house arrest after decades in custody. Lopez was released from prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, and arrived in Puerto Rico in February to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.
Barney Crockett was one of nine Labour councillors suspended by the party after agreeing a coalition to run the council alongside the Conservatives. The leader of the UK's biggest union said he was supportive of the manifesto but was not "optimistic" about Labour's chance on 8 June, given the hostility which he claimed it faced in large sections of the media.
And in yet another judicial development concerning the ban, a federal judge in MI last week ordered the Trump administration to turn over communications from former NY mayor Rudolph W. Judge Richard Paez appeared skeptical, asking how Wall's legal analysis squares with Korematsu v. Travel ban headed to SCOTUS? The hearings are being broadcast live on C-SPAN and other cable news stations.
Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov gave opposition leader Zoran Zaev a mandate to form a new government after months of refusing to do so, Balkan Insight reported Wednesday. "We expect now a swift formation of the government committed to implementing all parts of the Przino agreement and the Urgent Reform Priorities", Mogherini and Hahn said in a joint statement.
While that number is significantly smaller than the number of jobs added in March, Paul Turek, economist for ESD, said the state's economy continues to trend positively. The state also added 1,200 jobs in that timeframe. "Individuals who stopped looking for work over the past few years appear to be searching for employment again as the state's economy has improved", she said.
Q. Could a special counsel investigate things beyond simply the Russian Federation connection? Mueller will have full authority to investigate and file criminal charges if warranted, the same way a USA attorney would. It was allowed to expire in 1992, but was reauthorized in 1994 over concerns about the Whitewater scandal. Mueller's broad mandate gives him not only oversight of the Russian Federation probe, but also over "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the ...
There were calls for Trump to be impeached on Wednesday after a recent series of allegations surrounding his campaign links with the Kremlin. The communications allegedly dealt with repairing US-Russian economic relations, cooperating against the Islamic State in Syria, and dealing with China.
Bamba visited Duke in February, and attended its home game against Florida State. The McDonald's All-American announced via The Players' Tribune on Thursday that he has chose to attend Texas. Bamba, a 7-foot center, from Harlem, N.Y. had offers from Duke, Michigan and Kentucky. U-M is still watching Canadian Ignas Brazdeikis, a 2018, as a potential 2017 should big men Moritz Wagner and/or D.J.
Emmanuel Macron, 39, was elected as France's youngest president on Sunday, but his rivals are already plotting revenge in what many are now calling the most important vote of all. "German support can't replace French policies", she said . That message may not go down well in Berlin, especially in Wolfgang Schaeuble's finance ministry, where officials remain skeptical about whether Macron can deliver on his promises to reform the French economy - a step officials here view as a precondition ...
Health officials are attempting to find 125 people who they believe to be connected to the identified cases in the northeastern part of Congo, WHO's Congo spokesman Eugene Kabambi told Reuters . In a pattern that came to characterise the spread of the deadly virus, health workers trying to treat the disease were infected. The largest known outbreak of Ebola was the 2014-2015 West African epidemic.
Ryan Ellis - Nashville's puck-moving blueliner was on the ice for the first goal against in a 3-2 overtime win in Game One at Anaheim , but he also had a game-high 12 shot attempts (7 SOG). "We basically got a college degree in a month when it comes to the playoffs", McLellan said. The Ducks won two of their three games (including one shootout win) and outscored the Predators 10-9 in those games.
Heitkamp touched on how fully liberalized sugar trade between the US and Mexico has hurt North Dakota farmers and workers in the sugar industry. "Modest tweaks will not stop NAFTA's ongoing damage, much less deliver on (President Donald) Trump's promises for a d".
The letter was issued a week after James Comey was sacked from his position as Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director and amid USA media reports saying that Trump allegedly gave him orders to stop particular investigations, stressed that it was "unacceptable to continue ignoring these scandals".
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has slammed his former worldwide teammate Mathieu Valbuena for telling lies regarding the infamous sex tape scandal. Neither player has represented France since Real Madrid forward Benzema was charged in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail Valbuena over a sex tape.
New French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian, right, and new Deputy Minister in charge of European Affairs Marielle de Sarnez arrive for the first weekly cabinet meeting under new French President Emmanuel Macron, Thursday, . He says it's unfair for people like the Brexit campaigners to place blanket blame on the EU for job losses, terrorist attacks and other ills without acknowledging its benefits - and without recognizing that all major EU decisions are approved by national leaders or the ...
In a statement, Qalibaf said he is supporting the fundamental change to the status quo through the fight against the affluent minority who has held their grips on the economic resources of the country. Qalibaf's withdrawal gave "strength and momentum to Raisi's campaign" at a time when voter interest is peaking, said Mauriello. For the past several months the ultra-conservative camp has been vocal in its criticism of Mr.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Republican chairman of the House oversight committee, sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday requesting that it turn over all documents and recordings that detail communications between Comey and Trump.
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Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, is planning to introduce a measure this week to add another 28 ground-based interceptors in Alaska and California and authorize additional missile-defense testing, Fox News is told . The country has conducted multiple successful nuclear tests since 2005 despite crippling global sanctions and a concerted US cyber campaign to disrupt their operations.
Missile testing and Iran's involvement in terrorism and regional violence were not covered by the nuclear deal, and the Obama administration kept in place sanctions targeting Iran for those activities. The Department of the Treasury announced that it had designated seven entities in connection with the missile program, including two top Iranian defense officials.
Macron told thousands of cheering and flag-waving supporters at a victory party in the courtyard of the Louvre museum in Paris. Even former US President Barack Obama threw his two cents in, telling the world he supported Macron. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker wrote on Twitter that he was "happy that the French chose a European future". Commissioning editor Tom Webber acquired United Kingdom and Commonwealth rights to The French Exception: Emmanuel Macron's extraordinary rise ...
The deficit pledge, which will be viewed by some as a loosening of fiscal policy, is a departure from finance minister Philip Hammond's pledge in the March budget that the deficit would fall to 0.7pc by 2021-22, the lowest level in two decades, the newspaper said.
With a week to go until OPEC meets to discuss the group's production policies, a majority of the group's members have already set out their positions: they want to extend a round of oil output cuts to eliminate a glut. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $48.10, down 57 cents, or 1.1 percent, from their last settlement. US crude stocks fell last week as refineries hiked output, while gasoline stocks decreased and distillate inventories fell, the Energy Information ...
The 39-year old president, who set up his own party just over a year ago and wants to smash the left-right divide, had already made conservative Edouard Philippe his prime minister earlier in the week. To that end, Nicolas Hulot, a popular environmentalist, was named as ecology minister, a job that includes overseeing energy matters. NAN reports that of the 12,000 French troops engaged in peacekeeping operations around the world, almost half are deployed in Africa in both military and ...
Mrs May, who is campaigning for Britain's general election on June 8, has been criticized for her relationship with Mr Trump. If he and Jones are willing to break with the White House on the subject of the Russian Federation investigation and join the Democrats calling for impeachment, then it is not impossible that other Republicans will, too.
The dispute centres on the players' wish to retain the long-standing revenue-sharing model under which players have been paid, and Cricket Australia's desire to move to a new model. "It's just about communication and getting the right outcome for both parties, that's going to be key". "Just getting together and working it out is the way to go".
China on Tuesday said "the door will always remain open" to India for joining its One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative but did not offer any new ideas to resolve the issue of the "flagship" project, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), passing through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
The 145 M 777 purchase deal involves an expenditure of 700 million dollars. According to the report, the acquisition of the first two howitzers is part of Indian Army's Rs 22,000-crore modernisation plan, under which it will acquire five different types of artillery guns.
He is the second U.S. professor working at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology to be detained in recent months, taking the total number of USA citizens detained by the state to four. PUST was founded by an evangelical Christian entrepreneur in 2010 and mainly teaches North Korea's elite. Kim Dong-chul, who was born in South Korea but became a USA citizen in 1987, was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor last April on charges of spying.