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China wants to expand cooperation with USA, state councilor says


Yang also met U.S. National Security Advisor Herbert Raymond McMaster and Jared Kushner, senior advisor to the U.S. president in the White House on Thursday. Yang said Xi looks forward to meeting Trump again during the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany in July, and welcomes Trump to pay a state visit to China this year. Read More »

Bucks add another young forward in Michigan's DJ Wilson


The 27-year-old Monroe averaged 11.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in 81 games last season. Wilson is the eighth MI player to be drafted since 2011 and the sixth first-rounder since 2013. He had highs of 28 points (Iowa) and 14 rebounds (twice), and scored in double-figures in six of the team's last seven games of the season, all in the postseason. Read More »

May to unveil plans to 'protect' European Union citizens' rights after Brexit

Britain is the first country seeking to leave the various incarnations of the Common Market, European Economic Community and now the European Union. Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May will try on Thursday (Friday in Manila) to convince European leaders she can still push through Brexit despite being badly weakened by an election bet that turned sour. Read More »

Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis

The emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, at the U.S. -Arab-Islamic summit in Riyadh last month. The current crisis was probably precipitated by a number of factors. Ankara has also deployed troops to a Turkish military base in Qatar. Turkey and Iran are making plans to airlift supplies to Qatar to alleviate the effects of the " blockade ". Read More »

Senate's 'Secret' Health Care Bill Cuts Medicaid, Eliminates Taxes for Wealthy


Trump welcomed the Bill but indicated that changes may be in store. Look forward to making it really special! But Trump has made a slight about-face about health care reform since cheering the House bill during a Rose Garden ceremony. As proposed Thursday, the new Senate bill maintains numerous provisions of the House bill passed last month-removing numerous taxes that allow the Affordable Care Act to pay for itself, limiting the expansion of Medicaid while extending the timeline for ... Read More »

Two Norwich building projects receive royal architectural award


The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings regarded as making "significant contributions to architecture". Among them are The Enterprise Centre in Norwich, an ecological office building, the Silchester housing development which is next to a railway viaduct in London, and the British Airways i360, a 162-metre observation tower on the seafront of Brighton. Read More »

Ireland raises 3 bln euros from "milestone" AIB share sale


The sale price valued the bank at 11.9 billion euros, meaning investors only received a 3 percent discount to the bank's book value of 12.3 billion euros at the end of 2016 - or 0.97 times tangible book value. "This successful IPO has created a strong platform for the state to recover all the money it has invested in AIB and to further dispose of our banking investments for the benefit of the Irish people", Donohoe said. Read More »

Heat wave causes increase in burns in Phoenix


Authorities say the idea is to avoid the worst of the afternoon sun in the heat wave withering the U.S. Southwest. The advice is straightforward: Drink lots of water, limit outdoor activities and wear loose and light-colored clothing. Read More »

Quatre ministres démissionnent en trois jours — France


Stéphane Travert (ex-PS) hérite de l'Agriculture et Nicole Belloubet , qui fut socialiste mais siégeait au Conseil constitutionnel, se voit confier le ministère de la Justice . "Un choix personnel " qui " simplifie la situation ", a réagi Christophe Castaner , porte-parole de l'équipe d'Edouard Philippe . Installé après une présidentielle marquée par les affaires touchant François Fillon et le FN, le nouvel exécutif a répété pendant un mois que seule une mise en examen, et non ... Read More »

Persuadé d'être son "ange-gardien", il suit une femme pendant 2 ans


Cette dernière affirme que l'individu la traquait depuis deux ans sans relâche: et pour cause, face aux enquêteurs, l'homme s'est présenté comme son " ange gardien " qui avait pour mission de la protéger. Une fois celle-ci partie à Nantes pour ses études, il a continué ses agissements. Essuyant un refus, il se serait emporté: " Mais pourquoi tu ne m'aimes pas? ". Read More »

Merkel says EU future more important than Brexit talks


But Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel - who has strongly argued for European Union unity on Brexit - said Tusk should let it be. Like the financial markets, European officials say the EU would welcome more certainty from Britain as it looks to move on from Brexit and focus on long-term challenges such as defence and the economy. Read More »

Darjeeling: GJM indefinite strike continues, heavy security deployed

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday condemned the vandalism by the GJM and alleged a " deep-rooted conspiracy ". Few other countries are also influencing and indulging the insurgency. The officials claimed that almost 36 of the security personnel were injured while trying to contain the violence, and denied that they opened fire at the protesters. Read More »

Qatar signs $12 billion deal to buy F-15 jets from US

The watchdog specified that on May 25, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blocked Qatari media outlets, including Al Jazeera, while Egypt blocked 62 websites favorable toward the Muslim Brotherhood (entity banned in Russia). To many, yesterday's deal symbolizes that Qatar has firm support from the U.S. during the ongoing Gulf crisis. " Qatar Airways' global operations continue to run smoothly, with the vast majority of our network unaffected by the current circumstances", ... Read More »

Trump Finally Says He Didn't Record Fired FBI Director

Trump fired Comey amid the Justice Department's investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation. The question of tapes is something the president created himself after he said Comey "better hope " there weren't any recordings of their multiple conversations before Comey was sacked. Read More »

Gouvernement : il n'y a plus de ministres du MoDem


Deux personnalités du MoDem font leur entrée au gouvernement. Emmanuel Macron a demandé lundi à Richard Ferrand , qui fait l'objet d'une enquête sur une transaction immobilière impliquant son épouse, de quitter le gouvernement pour prendre la tête du groupe REM à l'Assemblée. Read More »

La garde rapprochée de Macron au gouvernement — Remaniement


Signalons aussi que plusieurs représentants des Républicains et du MoDem font leur entrée dans le nouveau gouvernement d'Edouard Philippe , parmi lesquels Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, premier parlementaire LR à avoir rallié Emmanuel Macron , qui est nommé secrétaire d'Etat auprès du ministre des Affaires étrangères. Read More »

Russian Federation fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

Russian Federation suspended its communication channel with the USA about military operations in Syria from Monday after a U.S. jet shot down a Syrian warplane on Sunday, with Moscow accusing Washington of failing to issue a warning. The surprise massive missile strike destroyed command posts and large depots of armaments and ammunition of the ISIS terrorists near the Akerbat town in the Hama province, where an arsenal of gunmen was blown up after being hit by the Kalibr cruise missile, ... Read More »

Le Gouvernement Philippe II d'Emmanuel Macron prêt à se mettre en marche !


Il y a un mois à peine, les membres du premier gouvernement posaient sur les marches du Grand Escalier de l'Elysée . Le président de la République a aussi parlé d'un gouvernement " de confirmation et d'ambition ". Dans ces nouvelles têtes, on retrouve Nicole Belloubet qui aura la lourde tâche de porter le flambeau du tumulteux François Bayrou au ministère de la justice , Florence Parly remplace elle Sylvie Goullard au ministère des armées , Nathalie Loiseau prend place au ... Read More »

Auto hits police van, explodes on Champs-Élysées

He added that "a number of weapons, explosives to blow up this car" were discovered at the scene. The terrorist was badly burned when his vehicle caught fire after it crashed into the police van. THIS is the shocking moment a known terror sympathiser is dragged from his vehicle filled with smoking explosives and weapons after smashing into a police convoy in Paris . Read More »

Trump lays out his Cuba policy, threatens dètente

But Trump is not expected to revive the " wet foot, dry foot " policy, terminated under Obama, which used to allow people who fled Cuba and made it to dry land in the remain in the country and eventually attain US citizenship. Republican Senator Marco Rubio , a key player in forging the new policy, was expected to attend along with other Cuban-American lawmakers. "We are at an important moment in the relationship between the United States and Cuba", Marriott said in a statement . Read More »

3 ans de prison pour l'amie de Park Geun-Hye


Elle est au coeur du scandale de trafic d'influence qui a conduit à la destitution de Park Geun-hye. Il s'agit de la première condamnation prononcée contre Choi Soon-Sil, qui pourrait se voir infliger des dizaines d'années d'emprisonnement si elle est reconnnue coupable de l'ensemble des chefs dans cette affaire à tiroirs. Read More »

Europe's damning verdict: Britain threw in the towel in Brexit talks


When asked about agreeing the structure of talks, David Davis has previously said: "That'll be the row of the summer ". British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday that EU citizens will not be immediately kicked out of Britain when it leaves the union and says their fate will be a top priority in Brexit negotiations - prompting guarded praise from other EU leaders at a tense time for the continent. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron est-il adepte de la tolérance zéro ?

Dans le sillage d'Emmanuel Macron , le Premier ministre Edouard Philippe lâche également du terrain (57%, -2 points), malgré des scores en hausse chez les catégories de la population s'estimant politiquement proche du PS ou de la droite. Read More »