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Top Palestinian Authority Official Denies Reports of Trump-Led Regional Peace Initiative

Top Palestinian Authority Official Denies Reports of Trump-Led Regional Peace Initiative And just after Trump makes the statement , Israel's ambassador to the United States , Ron Dermer, is seen running his hand through his hair - a move that some have interpreted as embarrassment on the president's behalf. The global community doesn't recognize Israeli sovereignty over east Jerusalem and Palestinians regard it as the future capital of an independent Palestinian state. [Full Article...]

Trump, G-7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

Trump, G-7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate Saturday also marks the last day of US President Donald Trump's foreign tour. May, in Italy for her first G7 meeting since becoming prime minister a year ago, was set to urge the world's major industrialised nations to encourage technology firms to stop militants moving "from the battlefield to the internet". [Full Article...]

Trump in the Middle East

Not only did USA Today omit this relevant information, but the paper also failed to note recent US and Israeli attempts to restart negotiations. In the week leading up to Trump's first foreign trip, the White House was overwhelmed with a series of bombshell reports that raised more questions about Trump and his campaign associates' ties to Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Iran will continue missile programme, says Rouhani

He was less flattering in his assessment of the Trump administration so far. He added that Saudis provided billions to the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to arm his war of aggression against Iran in the 1980s, saying, "Look what that bought them and the world". [Full Article...]

Tens of thousands gather in Jerusalem to celebrate 50th anniversary of reunification

Tens of thousands gather in Jerusalem to celebrate 50th anniversary of reunification That is why Trump was silent on Jerusalem , on a Palestinian state , the "occupation". "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assured me that he too was ready to reach for peace ". Other odd moments from this trip include the "grip and grit your teeth" handshake with new French President Emmanuel Macron , the failed attempts at hand holding with the first lady and video of Trump s... [Full Article...]

Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup

Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup Arsenal were supreme from start to finish, and even when Chelsea snuck an equaliser, Wenger's immediate substitution provided the flawless riposte as sub Olivier Giroud made a superb run and flipped a gorgeous cross in for Aaron Ramsey to head home the cup victor. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump faces new controversies as foreign trip winds down

Donald Trump faces new controversies as foreign trip winds down President Donald Trump is postponing a rally planned for next week in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump's first foray on the worldwide stage saw him engage in a series of powerhouse diplomatic sessions in which he touched on the most pressing global issues: from terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the state of US alliances and the global economy. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron prepares to introduce new French government

Emmanuel Macron prepares to introduce new French government He was one of the big names on the right that withdrew his support to Francois Fillon and called for him to step down in the light of the Penelopegate scandal . Environmentalist Nicolas Hulot, takes charge of ecology, and publisher Francoise Nyssen became culture minister. Annick Girardin, another surviving member of Hollande's government, has been named minister of overseas territories and for... [Full Article...]

After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home

After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home Trump was warmly welcomed in the Middle East, but in Europe he's faced a far cooler reception. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that "of course" the United States supports Article 5, though Trump still wants other nations to meet their obligation to spend 2 per cent of their gross domestic product on defence. [Full Article...]

Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy

Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy The revelation has stoked new questions about Kushner's connections to Russian officials at a time the FBI is investigating Russia's attempts to disrupt last year's presidential election and whether any of Trump's advisers assisted in the Russian campaign. [Full Article...]

America first? Trump pushes aside Montenegro Prime Minster Markovic during NATO photocall

Trump also did not explicitly affirm that an attack on any member of the 28-nation alliance is an attack on all. Fellow NATO leaders occasionally exchanged awkward looks with each other during the president's lecture, which occurred at an event commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. [Full Article...]

Trump aide sought secret channel with Kremlin

Kislyak told higher-ups in Moscow that Kushner suggested the proposal in a meeting at Trump Tower - which former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn also attended - in December, the Washington Post reported , citing usa officials briefed on intelligence reports. [Full Article...]

In Trump's private moments, it is small talk and compliments

In Trump's private moments, it is small talk and compliments However, on Saturday, he maintained America's "unbreakable bond" with Israel. In Bethlehem, Trump nodded to Israeli complaints of payments by the Palestinian Authority to families of Palestinians jailed in Israel and those killed in attacks on Israelis. [Full Article...]

Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states

Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states During the call, Putin once again offered congratulations to Rouhani on his landslide reelection victory. "The countries of the region need more cooperation and consultations to resolve the crisis in the region and we are ready to cooperate in this field", Rouhani told Sheikh Tamim, IRNA added. [Full Article...]

Sweden drops rape investigation into WikiLeaks head Julian Assange

Sweden drops rape investigation into WikiLeaks head Julian Assange But the picture is more complicated than that. After that, the investigation stalled. The Ecuadorian government is to step up efforts to allow Assange to continue his asylum in its country after Sweden's director of public prosecutions Marianne Ny said she had made a decision to "discontinue" her investigation. [Full Article...]

Philippine forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Witnesses reported Saturday that Philippine military jets fired rockets on suspected militant positions in the besieged city of Marawi , as the government vowed to continue driving out militants linked to the so-called " Islamic State " (IS) jihadist group. [Full Article...]

France's Macron says hopes Trump will finally back climate deal

France's Macron says hopes Trump will finally back climate deal Speaking at a joint press conference with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the heels of their meeting in Brussels , Macron said:"As for climate, President Trump can assert his position". prior to the two heads of state meeting. Needless to say, the businessman-turned-President always attempts to imply that he holds more power. There was the weird 19-second handshake with a v... [Full Article...]

Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee In his memo, Comey allegedly documented an instance after a meeting he had with President Trump , Vice President Mike Pence, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Senate bombshell came on the heels of the new administration's Deputy Attorney General appointing a special counsel in a separate probe on the matter. [Full Article...]

Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city

Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city He claimed that ISIS and Maute publications continued orders "to attack the Philippine government and establish a 'wilayat " or ISIS province in Mindanao", including targeting "people they consider as "infidels, ' whether Christians or Muslims ... [Full Article...]

Trump aides keep mum on Kushner-Russia reports

Trump aides keep mum on Kushner-Russia reports President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , made a pre-inauguration proposal to the Russian ambassador to set up a secret, bug-proof communications line with the Kremlin, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Such a back channel would be unprecedented, said retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, who also once headed the National Security Agency. "What that allows you to do is ... [Full Article...]


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