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Trump succeeding where Obama failed on Middle East


While noting positively Trump's emphasis on peace efforts , "the president did not talk about a two-state solution, how he intends to help the parties reach an agreement, or any of the hard and complex issues involved". Back in Jerusalem - Trump laid a wreath at Israel's Holocaust Memorial and delivered a pre-departure keynote address punctuated by Israel-support, a push for Palestinian-Israeli peace and assurances of his administration's position on Iran. Read More »

Donald Trump departs Israel declaring that peace deal is possible

Although he stressed exerting efforts to achieve peace, the USA president did not mention the two-state solution as a result for these efforts. Trump initially expressed openness to alternatives to a two-state solution in February, during a meeting with Netanyahu at the White House . Read More »

Rubin: Israelis pleased, over all, with Trump visit

President Trump's recent trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel was marked by ratcheting up his anti-Iranian rhetoric and a huge arms sale ($110 billion) to Saudi Arabia . A true and proper declaration of war to Iran, which cancels the agreements concluded, something hugely appreciated by Israel. Trump stated that he and the Arab states shared the belief that any new regional realignment was contingent upon an Israeli peace agreement with the Palestinians. Read More »

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning


They placed the flags in front of more than 280,000 headstones and at the bottom of about 7,000 niche rows in the cemetery's Columbarium Courts and the Niche Wall. There will then be a Korean War Memorial Ceremony at Jackson Square at 9:15 a.m. That's approximately half of the 5.5 million Americans who served in Korea from 1950-53. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Feel with Super AMOLED HD screen, 3GB RAM launched

It has been reported in the past that the next-generation Note phablet will be much bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus , which is already deemed huge at 6.2 inches. It draws power from a 2,600mAh battery. Both devices come with dual SIM feature offering 4G connectivity. The Galaxy Note 7 will continue to hold an S-Pen and a 3.5 mm headphone jack, according to leaked schematics. Read More »

Rouhani: Iran's help key to regional stability


He described the Iranian nuclear deal as a significant deal for the regional and global security, emphasizing that all sides, involved in the Iranian deal, should support the accord for economic development and closer cooperation with Iran. Read More »

G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks

Trudeau confirmed that Canada would host the event at a press conference Saturday, closing the current G7 summit in Taormina, Italy. Brussels also provided one of the abiding images of the trip when the leader of the free world was filmed muscling Montenegro's Prime Minister, Dusko Markovic, out of his way to get to the front of a photo opportunity. Read More »

Ariana Grande plans Manchester benefit concert after attack


Further uplifting the United Kingdom community, she added her profound admiration for those coping with the event in inspirational and positive ways. Mrs May has seen her polling lead against Labour rival Jeremy Corbyn dwindle as campaigning resumed ahead of next week's general election on Thursday, with her rival accusing her of overseeing a cut in police staff while she was interior minister. Read More »

UK lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested


Police later said specialist officers searched the building and found nothing suspicious. Most of the searches and arrests since Monday night's bombing have been in multi-ethnic south Manchester , where Abedi - the son of Libyan parents - was born and raised. Read More »

U.S. president calls out North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries for not meeting spending pledges

And Stoltenberg said later that Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other USA officials have stated clearly their assurances. Trump's speech at NATO's new Brussels headquarters on Thursday, in which he again berated USA allies for not spending enough on defense and suggested they "owe massive amounts" in back payments, confirmed to Europe's leadership that Trump doesn't just play the Ugly American on TV. Read More »

'Beheaded' police chief safe amid clashes in besieged Philippines city


Ground troops hid behind walls and armored vehicles and exchanged volleys of gunfire with Maute group fighters, firing into elevated positions occupied by militants who have held Marawi City on Mindanao island for two days. The Cotabato Archbishop also condemned the terrorism happening in Marawi City, as the Maute group attacked on Tuesday night and taken hostage members of the community, including Fr. Read More »

Next for Montana's new congressman: Day in court, then DC

The Republican multimillionaire Gianforte won Monday. Quist told supporters that he called Gianforte to congratulate him on his win and to urge him to represent all Montanans. After the altercation, Gianforte's campaign issued a statement blaming the reporter and the candidate stayed out of sight. "Sheriff, I reckon I got a little riled when he said them things". Read More »

Sato holds off Castroneves to win Indianapolis 500

Sato's victory gave Andretti a second consecutive win in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing". Sato - who famously crashed out of the 2012 Indy 500 during a final-lap, wheel-to-wheel battle with eventual victor Dario Franchitti - never flinched en route to stretching his lead to a margin of victory of 0.2011 of a second. Read More »

Coalition confirms more than 100 Mosul civilians killed in March airstrike

When the 230kg bomb was dropped on the building targeting the snipers, it triggered explosives inside the concrete structure, collapsing it onto civilians. The Pentagon's summary was prepared by the investigating officer, Air Force Brig. Scores of residents are reported to have been killed by coalition airstrikes in the area this month. Read More »

Trump's Saudi summit was 'show with no value', says Iran's Rouhani


Political arguments stalled approval of the contract terms the government would offer, and US financial sanctions - and the potential threat of additional curbs - continue to dissuade many would-be global investors. Rouhani was re-elected in a landslide win Friday, after his first term saw a major nuclear arms deal with world powers in 2015. While Raisi's definitive defeat is likely to put him out of the running, it is certain the conservatives will put forward other candidates. Read More »

Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation debut does little to assure allies

He said he agreed with the USA president that a "tough, even brutal" response to terror and Islamic State was needed. An unnamed White House official, speaking to a Politico reporter, said it appeared that Mr. Does NATO see eye-to-eye on what the threats are and the priorities are today? British officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb used in the Manchester attack were published. Read More »

Rouhani's re-election good news for Pakistan, says Mushahid


It was a remarkable challenge to the Shi'ite Muslim religious judicial authorities, who have blacklisted Khatami from public life for his support for other reformists under house arrest. Therefore Mr. Rouhani's decisive victory is a shot in the arm for the moderates coming after the elections in February a year ago for the Parliament and the Assembly of Experts where the moderates and the reformists had registered significant gains. Read More »

Rouhani: Iran's ballistic missile program will continue


Rouhani was responding to Trump's controversial statements he made during a visit to Israel on May 22. Rouhani also criticised Iran's arch-foe Saudi Arabia over its lack of democracy, urging Riyadh to allow its people to decide their country's fate through free elections. Read More »

Senate Republicans Blast The Latest House Health Care Bill

In a brief statement, U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., the only member of Congress representing Fargo-Moorhead who cast a vote for the House Republican plan to replace the law commonly known as Obamacare , emphasized its financial savings. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that the administration hasn't committed to paying subsidies due in June - which would create additional uncertainty for insurers as they set rates for next year. Read More »

Trump discusses peace without calling for a Palestinian state


Trump's hard line on Islamist terrorism and his court-stymied executive orders to limit immigration from some Muslim-majority countries certainly didn't faze King Salman, King Abdullah II of Jordan and President Al-Sissi of Egypt among other Arab leaders at the summit. Read More »

Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians


Ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to Israel , the head of a leading Christian Zionist organization called on the president to fulfill his election campaign promise to move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . Instead, he reciprocated with a pledge to not publicly chastise the ruling royal family for its crackdown on political dissent. Zeldin said that he had been critical of Trump. Read More »

Iranian president criticises US after Donald Trump calls for country's isolation


It is crucial to note that even when a candidate makes it through the strict vetting process, and wins the popular vote , the Supreme Leader can meddle with the election result. The system thus provides room for and tolerates a diversity of opinions, despite vigorous vetting of candidates. This is despite the fact that Khamenei has become disenchanted with this stance, fearing potential reforms, and will act to inhibit it. Read More »

Iran will continue missile programme, says Rouhani


Rouhani further criticized the Saudi summit that Trump attended on Sunday, describing it as a "show-off" that "will not have any political and practical values". Iran and the USA back opposing sides in the civil wars in Syria and Yemen, but they are both fighting the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq . Read More »

Bomber's father and brothers detained


The brother of the Manchester bomber is arrested in Libya . Jomana's comments in the Wall Street Journal interview sparked outrage, with some saying the US's involvement in Syria could not be compared to the targeting of innocent children at a pop concert. Read More »

Twitter Reacts To Donald Trump Meeting With Pope Francis


As the meeting began in the Apostolic Palace, the Pope was unsmiling and subdued, staring at the floor as they stood for photographs, while Mr Trump beamed. Trump has been a sharp critic of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries that don't spend the agreed-upon 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the president indeed planned to push allies hard on that issue. Read More »

Trump seeks to warm Israel-Arab relations


On his first trip to the Middle East , President Donald Trump has done more to rebuild the United States' standing in the region than President Barack Obama did in eight years. He reiterated the Palestinians' demands, including establishing a capital in East Jerusalem , territory Israel claims as well, insisting that "our problem is not with the Jewish religion, it's with the occupation and settlements , and with Israel not recognizing the state of Palestine". Read More »

S.Korea military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile

North Korea fired the weapon from a launch site near Wonsan , a city on the coast in Gangwon Province, reports Yonhap News Agency , citing South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff . He said South Korea's military was analysing how many missiles were fired, indicating that more than one may have been launched. He told reporters it was the first time that the G-7 had recognized the North Korean threat as a priority issue. Read More »

Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to get 'stronger' as members step up payments


Mr Trump's sharp words may have won him few friends among the gathered leaders, who appeared to avoid Mr Trump at the end of the "family photo", the group photograph customary at these global summits. Some NATO leaders, including Prime Minister Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg and President Emmanuel Macron, were reportedly seen sharing secret side-glances with amused looks in their eyes as Trump lectured sternly from the podium. Read More »

Meghan Markle attends Pippa's wedding reception with Prince Harry


Tennis star Roger Federer and his wife were among the guests. In March Harry and Meghan became the centre of attention when they went to see his "wingman" Tom Inskip tie the knot with Lara Hughes-Young. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been given the nod for a fairy tale wedding at Westminster Abbey after the church confirmed they could marry there. Read More »

EU says Trump agrees that Brexit 'an incident, not a threat'

Innocent little girls and so many others were horribly murdered and badly injured while attending a concert - attractive lives with so much great potential torn from their families forever and ever. It would have been better if Trump had coupled that message - pay up, folks - with a more explicit expression of the United States' commitment to the alliance. Read More »

Le film suédois "The Square", Palme d'or du 70e Festival de Cannes


La deuxième victoire de la soirée est ensuite arrivée pour " You were never really here " avec le Prix d'interprétation masculine décerné à Joaquin Phoenix . Prix du meilleur premier film La réalisatrice française Léonor Serraille a reçu dimanche à Cannes le prix du meilleur premier film, la Caméra d'or , pour " Jeune Femme ", une comédie centrée sur une trentenaire qui cherche un nouveau départ à Paris. Read More »

Will Middle East connections shift president's views? | Letters


Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas) said President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush "committed" to moving the embassy but did not follow through with the 1995 law requiring the relocation. However, he did make waves across the internet for another reason: He stated that Trump was on his way to " Tel Aviv , home of Judaism". The American president initiated the escalation against Iran during his Riyadh visit, and reignited it while in Tel Aviv . Read More »

Iran accuses US of spreading iranophobia

The nuclear agreement Mr Rouhani's government reached with global powers in 2015, under which most worldwide sanctions have been lifted in return for Iran curbing its nuclear programme, is likely to remain safe. "Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile tests, we will do so and we will ask the permission of no one". He expressed the hope that diplomatic efforts would bear results and would pave the way for the Syrian people to decide on the future of their country. Read More »