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Hosting Palestinian leader, Trump promises Middle East peace

In his first face-to-face meeting with Mahmoud Abbas , the president said it has proven to be a very hard situation between Israel and the Palestinians, calling it "the toughest deal". Abbas was the signatory for the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and the agreement established the PA as a self-government body in 1994. "There can be no lasting peace unless Palestinian leaders speak with a unified voice against incitement to violence and hate", Trump said. Lire la suite »

Moon thanks Modi for congratulations in Korean language

As well as clouding efforts to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions, the THAAD deployment has also led to recriminations from Beijing against South Korean companies. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Moon's pick for National Intelligence Service chief is Suh Hoon, a longtime intelligence official Moon said would be the right man to push reforms at NIS, which has always been accused of meddling in domestic politics. Lire la suite »

Strong storms spawn tornado in Oklahoma, threaten region

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Heavy rainfall also is expected, according to the NWS, which could cause ponding on roadways and in low-lying areas. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says almost 2.3 million people in a 22,000 square mile area of northeastern Oklahoma, northwestern Arkansas, southwestern Missouri and southeastern Kansas are under an enhanced risk of storms Thursday afternoon and night. Lire la suite »

Trump lawyers push back against Russia ties in letter

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Trump and his aides have been promising for several days that they would send a certified letter from Trump's attorneys to Graham showing that the president has no business ties with Russian Federation. In April, they started an effort to force a House floor vote on a bill to require presidents and presidential nominees to disclose their tax returns. Lire la suite »

United Nations officials urge India to lift social media ban in Held Kashmir

They said such restrictions fail to meet the standards required under worldwide human rights law to limit freedom of expression. On April 26, the Jammu and Kashmir government banned 22 social networking sites and applications including Facebook , WhatsApp and Twitter in Kashmir on the ground that these were being allegedly misused by anti-national and anti-social elements to fan trouble. Lire la suite »

I Was Going To Fire Comey Anyway

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His explanation of why he fired Comey ran counter to previous administration explanations of Comey's dismissal. The president said that Comey assured him that he was not under investigation for collusion with Russian Federation. McCabe said he thinks the probe is "adequately resourced" and noted the FBI normally would not ask for more resources for a single investigation. Trump said the dinner with Comey was at the White House and Comey wanted to discuss staying on as Federal Bureau of ... Lire la suite »

United States wants Asean to review relations with N. Korea

In an address to State Department staff, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke of "third country sanctions", warning that Chinese companies may be hit for working with Pyongyang. He says up first is Syria. The U.S. administration is considering new sanctions on North Korea if needed - in line with Trump's policy of exerting maximum pressure on the reclusive regime. Lire la suite »

Donald Trump défend son congédiement du directeur du FBI

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Réputé pour son indépendance et son franc-parler, le patron du FBI serait en fait devenu gênant à un autre titre: il menait l'enquête sur le rôle que la Russie a pu jouer dans la victoire de Donald Trump. M. Comey avait en effet tenu à dénoncer la "négligence extrême" de Mme Clinton. Cette annonce surprise pose aussi la question du remplacement de M. Lire la suite »

Trump asked James Comey to pledge his loyalty to him

He's a show boater", Mr. Trump said. So everybody was thinking they should have won the election. "The Fake Media is working overtime today! ". The interim chief will serve until Congress confirms a permanent director, which could take some time given bipartisan anger over Mr Comey's firing. Lire la suite »

China Ambiguous about Report of US-N. Korea Summit Proposal

It also reflects the dynamism and agility that Central Intelligence Agency brings to evolving national security challenges, he added. The announcement comes more than a week after Pompeo visited South Korea, the fourth senior USA administration official to do so since President Donald Trump took office on January 20. Lire la suite »

New Chinese missile can attack aircraft carriers, THAAD

However, it is possible that the test may also have been planned well in advance. At a regular news briefing last month, China's defence ministry responded to questions about the Thaad deployment by foreshadowing the weapons tests, saying they were necessary to safeguard its national security. Lire la suite »

Merrill Lynch Loosens Policy on Commission Ban

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In reversing its stance on IRA commissions, Merrill's position more resembles that of its arch-rival Morgan Stanley, which has consistently sought to give its advisors some wiggle room when it comes to the DOL rule. Such investments aren't conducive under a fee-based structure since they typically don't require frequent advice, the sources said, and converting them to a fee-based account likely wouldn't be in the best interest of clients. Lire la suite »

U.S., North Korea must negotiate before next nuclear test

North Korea sent a rare letter of protest to the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday warning that a new package of tougher sanctions would only spur its development of nuclear weapons, North Korea's state media reported. Professor Kim noted that the South Korean stance regarding the sanctions on Pyongyang in general coincides with that of the United States, there are still certain differences which the two countries have to bridge. Lire la suite »

North Korea sends rare letter of protest over new US sanctions

North Korea on Thursday demanded the handover of "terror suspects" involved in the plot but it did not identify anyone. "I, too, aim to find a way to begin talks quickly between North and South Korea as well as the six-party talks", Moon said, referring to talks aimed at denuclearizing North Korea involving the United States, China, Japan, Russia and the two Koreas. Lire la suite »

Towards Engagement with North Korea: Implications of the South Korean Presidential Election

On Wednesday, Moon officially assumed the post of president of South Korea. Kim Ji-yeon, Arirang News. He told Xi the ultimate goal of sanctions was to persuade North Korea to engage in dialogue about abolishing its nuclear program. Moon and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping talked on the subject in a telephone conversation Thursday. Beijing has asked the deployment be canceled because of THAAD's powerful radar and regional surveillance capabilities. Lire la suite »

Puerto Rico seeks bankruptcy protection: governor

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The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico [official website] on Wednesday filed for bankruptcy protection [press release] for the territory following the expiration of provisions that had shielded it from litigation. But there is no realistic way that Congress could bail out the island given the massive debt and disappearing tax base. This is a debt restructuring plan that is carried out under the auspices of the court. Lire la suite »

U.S. working on new N.Korea sanctions: Tillerson

North Korea is under United Nations sanctions targeting its efforts to develop a nuclear missile arsenal, but Washington wants its Asian allies to do more. He said some countries were already doing this and also looking at the presence of North Korean workers, another significant revenue earner for Pyongyang. Lire la suite »

Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) in which Raymond James Downgrades Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX ) to Outperform by settling a price target of $180 on 1/05/17. SHERMAN JEFFREY S sold 31,464 shares worth $5.66M. The company's last traded volume of 2.46 million shares was up it's an average volume of 1.19 million shares. Lire la suite »

Top US senators worried about South China Sea

Military personnel from the United States, Japan, France and the United Kingdom are gathering in the remote U. NAVAL BASE GUAM (AP) - Multinational military drills on Guam created to show support for the free passage of vessels in global waters amid concerns China may restrict access to the South China Sea have been indefinitely postponed after a French landing craft ran aground Friday. Lire la suite »