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Israeli-Palestinan deal would be start of Middle East peace

After Israel and the Palestinian territories, Trump will head to the Vatican along with Brussels and Italy for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 meetings. Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner both practicing Orthodox Jews. The chief rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinovich and his wife Yael, greeted them. Read More »

Manchester terror attack: Isle of Wight businessman's offer of help

Police say some 400 officers were deployed overnight to help with the investigation. Chief constable Ian Hopkins has confirmed children are "among the deceased". The blast occurred in the foyer of the indoor arena, a covered area which links the auditorium to Victoria Station, a train and tram hub. May chaired an emergency ministerial meeting at around 0800 GMT. Read More »

Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

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A broader proposal mandating that transgender Texas residents use public restrooms according to their birth certificate gender sailed through the state Senate . Given that many of these agencies are religious in nature, that could lead to them refusing to place children with LGBT families. Only the governor can actually call a special session, but Patrick warned he was willing to hold hostage a measure known as the "sunset safety net bill", a must-pass measure to keep certain state ... Read More »

Trump insists he 'never mentioned' Israel to Russians as source of intelligence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did his best to give Donald Trump a warm welcome when he landed Monday at Ben Gurion Airport on his first trip overseas as USA president. While many Israelis saw the visit as tacit recognition of their control over East Jerusalem , captured from Jordan almost 50 years ago in the Six-Day War, the Trump administration chose not to make the gesture clear cut. Read More »

White House puts 'Jerusalem, Israel' on website

Netanyahu and Obama particularly clashed over the Iran nuclear deal, which Netanyahu argued paved Iran's path toward a nuclear bomb. At an event with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, Trump responded to a question about his sharing of classified intelligence with Russian officials during a May 10 meeting at the White House. Read More »

United Kingdom police say 23-year-old man arrested over Manchester attack

A police helicopter hummed over the city as somber commuters hurried to work. One young fan described the victims as "family". Grande, whose fan base is made up largely of teenagers and young girls, said on Twitter: "broken. In the aftermath of the explosion, several messages appeared on social media seeking help in finding people who were unaccounted for after the blast. Read More »

Trump becomes first sitting USA president to visit Western Wall

Both then observed a moment of silence. "And it's forcing people together in a very positive way", Trump said alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . What else did he say in Jerusalem? The president has called an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement "the ultimate deal", but has been vague about what form it should take. Read More »

The Federal Government Announces Plans To Expand The Snowy Hydro Even Further

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In Deloitte's economic overview, it says Mr Turnbull is looking to "add some substance to his cities agenda through substantial investments in transport and other infrastructure projects" announced in this Budget. Defence spending will hit two per cent of GDP by 2020/21. The budget also saw about $13 billion in so-called "zombie" saving measures, many of which date back to the notorious 2014 budget, finally dropped in favour of new revenue measures. Read More »

Minister Katz Explains 'Trump Rails' To Visiting US President Trump

It is considered the holiest site in Judaism. Trump is now planning to visit without being accompanied by any Israeli officials, though there has been speculation over whether that could change. JERUSALEM (AP ) - Israeli police said a Palestinian attacker was killed after he tried to stab officers near Jerusalem as President Donald Trump visited the city on Monday, while clashes erupted in the West Bank as Palestinians declared a strike in solidarity with hundreds of hunger striking ... Read More »

U.S. president vows to 'do everything' for Mideast peace

It's the holiest site where Jewish people can pray, so naturally the juxtaposition of a giant hate carrot and a sacred holy site was going to cause some controversy - especially given Trump's fetish for giant walls. Both men met separately with Trump at the White House in recent months. On the men's side, Trump approached the Wall alone, rested the palm of his hand on it and stood silently for about 15 seconds. Read More »

BTS offers condolences over Manchester terror attack via Twitter

Sean Woods' 19-year-old daughter, Niamh, was working at the venue when the explosion happened at at the end of a concert by United States singer Ariana Grande . "It was a really big explosion. I got the teens to run with me". Delgado said: "There were people on the floor. I'm so sorry to hear this". She said her phone had not stopped ringing since her tweet. Read More »

Three Versions Of Microsoft Surface Phone To Target Business And Corporate Users

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The new Surface Pro drops version numbers from its name for consistency with the rest of the Surface lineup, and that's just the first of many refinements the company made to its tablet-laptop hybrid (tabtop?). Microsoft is looking to be favoring this material for all their Surface keyboards in upcoming devices. The Surface Phone could be a pocket sized PC that can keep an on the go person productive, Learn Bonds reported. Read More »

Trump arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

He also faces difficulties at home , where he is struggling to contain a scandal after firing James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director two weeks ago. "I know for a fact that the average Israeli is ready for this solution". Then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon rejected the proposal. But they have made clear that their loyalty has limits. Read More »

Hassan Rouhani wins second term as Iran president

Rouhani won Friday's presidential election by securing an absolute majority of the votes. Turnout for that vote was 73 per cent. Many female drivers held out a V for victory sign and flashed their auto lights on highways to celebrate the win in Tehran's affluent north. Read More »

Trump heads to Israel in possible first arrival from Saudi

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Israel occupied the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed the east of the city in a move never recognised by the global community. And he also hasn't said whether his request to halt settlement activity - already more modestly stated than past presidents - applies to East Jerusalem . Read More »

Trump to meet with Abbas in Bethlehem, visit Yad Vashem

Oded Revivi (OH-dead Re-VEE-veeis) is the chief foreign envoy of the Yesha settlers' council. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas may be signaling peace negotiation readiness but the Palestinian people, who perceive the Trump administration as pro-Israel, are jaded. Read More »

President 'leant on officials to deny any Russian links'

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Trump said he was about to name a replacement for Comey , another move to settle the waters. At the time , Mr Trump said he sacked Mr Flynn because he misled senior administration officials, including vice president Mike Pence, about his contacts with Russian officials. Read More »

Trump sees "rare opportunity" for peace as he arrives in Israel

The Israeli president emphasised that while the world, the Middle East , and Israel all need a strong United States, "the United States also needs a strong Israel". Jewish Israelis see the entirety of Jerusalem as their 3,000-year-old capital. In a short inscription in the guestbook at the residence of Rivlin, President Trump wrote: "It is such a great honor to be in Israel and be with all of my great friends!" But complicating any deal is the adjacent hilltop site revered by Muslims ... Read More »

Trump warns Iran over nuclear weapons, militia

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Walking down the red carpet upon landing at Ben-Gurion International Airport, the president was greeted by dignitaries exhibiting the blunt forwardness and informality for which Israelis are known. The U.S. considers the status of Jerusalem unresolved and subject to negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians . Trump and Netanyahu held a joint press conference at the premier's residence in Jerusalem . Read More »

Never mentioned Israel to Russians over intelligence leak

Yet Trump's remarks at a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also seemed to implicitly confirm later reports that Israel was the partner country that provided the intelligence. To Israel, peace in the Middle East would mean restarting negotiations and sitting down with the Palestinians , said Danon, but that would call for stopping the "culture of hate". Read More »

Trump's $4T Budget Pays For Defense With Domestic Cuts

For the budget's math to work, the Trump administration relies on increasing economic growth to 3 percent, which is an ambitious goal above the 1.9 percent average of the past decade. However, many economists doubt the administration will be able to reliably and repeatedly hit a 3 percent target - even with significant tax cuts - due to the country's aging population and declining productivity. Read More »

How to Botch a Peace Deal with Israel 101

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President Rivlin , Mrs. Rivlin, thank you so much. MARTIN: So what is on the president's itinerary? KEITH: Well, he is the first sitting US president to do this. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told the guests Jewish hearts "began to beat again" when Jerusalem came back under Israeli sovereignty. "The majority of people in Israel, unlike the media, they love us, so we tell them how you are great, and they love you", Mrs. Read More »

Blast at Ariana Grande concert in England kills 19 people, injures 59

Police confirmed that a lone man, who was also killed in the blast, detonated an improvised explosive device at the arena. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but U.S. While Twitter accounts connected to ISIS celebrated the attack, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. They were called after reports of an explosion that police said caused fatalities. Read More »

Iran must never have nuclear weapons: Trump tells Netanyahu

Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also condemned the Manchester attack. Trump left for jerusalem immediately after the welcome ceremony for his meeting with Rivlin at the President's House amid heightened security with all the major roads in Jerusalem completely gridlocked. Read More »

Trump says Iran must never be allowed to have nuclear weapons

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Israeli ministers have approved measures aimed at improving the Palestinian economy and facilitating crossings, rare moves said to be at Donald Trump's request hours ahead of the U.S. Trump is accused of disclosing the information during an Oval Office session with the Russian foreign minister and the Russian ambassador to the United States on May 10. Read More »

Korea detains its fourth U.S. citizen

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The university said that Kim Hak-song, like Tony Kim , was detained not because of his university work but for other reasons. In January previous year, North Korea also arrested Otto Warmbier, a USA college student who had traveled to the country as a tourist. Read More »

Melania Trump hails 'empowerment of women' at Saudi company visit

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Saudi Arabia was the first stop on Trump's first foreign tour as United States president, which will take in Israel , the Palestinian territories, Italy and Belgium. The Iranian Foreign Minister emphasised that Trump himself had earlier suggested that Saudi Arabia was behind the 9/11 attacks. Trump's speech was touted as a major event-along the lines of a landmark address to the Islamic world by Obama in Cairo in 2009. Read More »

Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

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Some of the texts have referred to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall only by their Islamic names, and all have attacked Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem . White House spokesman Sean Spicer, later asked about McMaster's comments, said "It's clearly in Jerusalem ". Netanyahu highlighted in particular Trump's tough policy on Iran, Syria, and in a not-so-subtle dig at President Barack Obama, the "reassertion of American leadership in the Middle East". Read More »

Amazon adding free Alexa calling and messaging to Echo devices

Amazon notes that all of these voice features will work across Echo devices , so you can use an Echo Dot to call someone with an Echo or Echo Show , and vice versa. You can head over to Amazon's product listing to learn more about the device and reserve one for yourself. The "things" it can show you are photos, YouTube videos, weather forecasts, music lyrics, to-do lists, and security cameras (for the truly affluent), and chat with other Echo users. Read More »

Who will be the next leader of Fine Gael?

Mr Kenny revealed his decision to stand down at a private meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party and after delaying the announcement for several months. Setting out his stall, he said: "I want to take the country forward". LEO Varadkar has broken his silence for the first time on his bid to become the next leader of Fine Gael - and said he had "let others do the talking" but still had plenty to say himself. Read More »

Western Wall row casts shadow on Netanyahu talks

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Israel on Sunday authorized a few economic concessions to the Palestinians requested by President Donald Trump , hours before the USA leader begins a visit in which he hopes to revive peace talks frozen since 2014. Israel considers the entire city to be its capita while the global community says the future of east Jerusalem , claimed by the Palestinians, must be resolved through negotiations. Read More »

AIA Statement on Trump Administration's NAFTA Notification Letter

The call follows yesterday's (18 May) announcement by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that Congress had been formally notified of the administration's intention to start renegotiation talks. But after word of that leaked, both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto phoned separately, urging they renegotiate instead. Read More »

North Korea Missile Tests: US Warns Against Supporting Pyongyang

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The United States has been discussing possible new U.N. sanctions with Pyongyang's ally and neighbor China since a failed missile test about two weeks ago. President Donald Trump is looking to both China and Russian Federation, the two permanent members on the Security Council that have historically been most sympathetic to North Korea , to join the USA -backed campaign of diplomatic and economic pressure on the North to get it to denuclearize. Read More »