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Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal' President Trump arrived in Israel on Tuesday to kick-off the second leg of his first foreign trip as president with hopes to lay the groundwork to establish peace between Israelis and Palestinians . policy. However, after taking charge of Presidency his statements have been rather nuanced on the issue of settlements as well as regarding moving of the U.S. [Full Article...]

China sidesteps Duterte claim of war threat over sea row

China sidesteps Duterte claim of war threat over sea row Duterte skipped all activities lined up for his visit except the bilateral meeting with Putin, which was hastily moved a day earlier after he made a decision to fly back to the Philippines early Wednesday morning. When Duterte asked what that was, the Chinese president reportedly said: "We will go to war". Duterte said last week one of the top priorities of his trip to Russian Federation was t... [Full Article...]

Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia Yu said the court's explanation means that even if lawmakers do not pass legislation allowing same-sex marriage in the next two years , gay couples will still be able to marry by this time in 2019. "The provisions of Chapter 2 on Marriage of Part IV on Family of the Civil Code do not allow two persons of the same sex to create a permanent union of intimate and exclusive nature for the committed o... [Full Article...]

Led coalition admits 105 civilians killed in Mosul strike

Led coalition admits 105 civilians killed in Mosul strike A Pentagon investigation says at least 105 Iraqi civilians lost their lives in a United States airstrike on the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul back in March. Isler said that civilians killed in the building may have gone there voluntarily because it was one of the best constructed in the area, and potentially went to the basement to escape the fighting raging around them. [Full Article...]

Beijing, ASEAN take step toward rules for South China Sea

China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea in action it says is to ward off Vietnamese military combat divers, Reuters reported, citing a state-run defense publication. They exchanged views on "the importance of appropriately handling concerns, incidents and disputes involving the South China Sea ", the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement that g... [Full Article...]

Gowdy Grills Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan on Russia Claims

Gowdy Grills Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan on Russia Claims Trump , for his part, has dismissed talk of Russian interference in the election as "fake news", insisting there was no contact between his campaign and Russian officials. By the time Trump turned to Coats and Rogers, reports suggest Comey had already impressed upon him the importance of maintaining FBI independence, a sentiment Comey put into action by keeping the Russian Federation inv... [Full Article...]

Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts

The proposed budget, for the fiscal year that begins October 1, was being delivered to Congress Tuesday, setting off an extended debate in which Democrats are already attacking the administration for trying to balance the budget on the backs of the poor . [Full Article...]

Who Is Hashem Abedi? Brother Of Manchester Attacker Arrested For ISIS Ties

Who Is Hashem Abedi? Brother Of Manchester Attacker Arrested For ISIS Ties Ahmed bin Salem, the spokesman of a Libyan anti-terror force, says Hashim, a younger brother of Salman Abedi , was detained on Tuesday. One of the forces that supports the GNA posted a picture on its Facebook page of Hashem Abedi after detaining him. [Full Article...]

Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight

Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight Five government soldiers and 13 militants were killed during the raid , national military spokesman Colonel Edgard Arevalo said. Although fires at the Marawi City jail and Dansalan College were mentioned in a ABS-CBN article , the colonel denied accounts claiming that the Amai Pakpak Hospital or Marawi City Hall were occupied by militants and hostages were taken. [Full Article...]

Trump urges Mideast nations to drive out 'Islamic extremism'

Trump signed the big arms deal in Riyadh on Saturday and Sunday called for unity between the us and Middle Eastern nations in the fight to "stamp out extremism". Drive them out of your communities. The resulting image is a ideal example of the freakish, troll-friendly White House that we're now enduring. The president is set to land at Ben Gurion International Airport on Monday for a vis... [Full Article...]

Iran must never have nuclear weapons: Trump tells Netanyahu

JOHN YANG: Like the Israelis, the Saudis also welcome the shift in the US approach to Iran that the change in leaders brings, one reason for the opulent Saudi welcome for Mr. You honoured me and Melania by being one of the first world leaders to visit the White House, as you know. "I look forward to working with these leaders towards a lasting peace". [Full Article...]

Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

NASR: Yes, it is actually ironic, but also, it's even more ironic in that Rouhani - when he was elected first in Iran, he was a moderate. He said that Saudis should know that terrorism is a big threat to the world and there is no choice except for moderation. [Full Article...]

S. Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border

All 15 council members, including the North's closest ally China, approved the statement which accused the North of "destabilizing behavior and flagrant and provocative defiance". "At the same time, we hope all parties can maintain restraint, not be influenced by every single incident, . persist in carrying out Security Council resolutions on North Korea and persevere with the resolution of th... [Full Article...]

North Korea says missile ready for mass production, USA questions progress

Tuesday's video conference, which lasted for almost two hours, came as the North has carried out eight ballistic missile launches this year alone, with the most recent on May 14th and 21st. North Korea's state news agency, KCNA , said the latest missile test was supervised by leader Kim Jong Un and verified the reliability of Pukguksong-2's solid-fuel engine, stage separation and late-stage g... [Full Article...]

Texas Bathroom Bill: Legislators Pass Two Anti-LGBT Bills on 'Discrimination Sunday'

However, the measure stalled in the House. It also would require the state's attorney general to defend school districts that face legal challenges. "It's absolutely about child safety", said Texas Republican Rep. That bill resulted in large economic losses for the state and has since been repealed. On what LGBT activists are calling "Discrimination Sunday", Texas lawmakers advanced bills allo... [Full Article...]

Beijing's new weapon in economic war: Chinese tourists

Beijing's new weapon in economic war: Chinese tourists Xi welcomed Lee at the Fujian Room in the Great Hall of the People, where Lee delivered a letter from newly elected President Moon Jae-in, South Korean news service EDaily reported Friday. They'll likely expect to meet with President Moon, South Korean Cabinet officials and lawmakers to grasp the mood in Seoul regarding issues on North Korea, the THAAD deployment and the bilateral alliance. [Full Article...]

Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

They even produced a video showing the lengths to which they went in preparation for the Trumps' visit. Others were shot dead during protests or clashes, while some were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip. He added that after his meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, "I can tell you he wants peace". Abbas has also agreed to work towards a two-state solution , w... [Full Article...]

Syria Denies US Accusation of Mass Killings

Syria Denies US Accusation of Mass Killings President Bashar al-Assad's Syrian government, he alleged, had detained between 65,000 and 117,000 people over the same period. The allegations are "a new Hollywood plot" to justify U.S. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura. The Trump administration is a willingness to respond to these massacres done by the Syrian government which also included the use chemical weapons and other deadly killer agen... [Full Article...]

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke The North has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of a year ago in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States - something President Donald Trump has vowed "won't happen". [Full Article...]

Darren Sammy's Cynical Dig At David Warner's Take On Pay Dispute

Darren Sammy's Cynical Dig At David Warner's Take On Pay Dispute Australian cricketers are "prepared to strike" if a contract dispute is not resolved, which could have an impact on the Ashes at the end of the year. A Sydney Morning Herald report claimed that Pat Howard, CA's Executive General Manager of team performance, made the approaches at a time when the governing body and the Australian Cricketers' Association are in dispute over a new pay deal for th... [Full Article...]


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