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Melania Trump hails 'empowerment of women' at Saudi company visit

India is among countries that have been victims of terrorism , Trump says. When the White House first announced the trip, which also is touching down in Israel, Italy and Belgium, Trump's decision to start his debut tour overseas in Riyadh seemed to counter expectations brilliantly by showcasing a president ready to salute "the custodian of the two holiest sites in Islam". [Full Article...]

Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

The committee's lone Republican to oppose bill, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, argued that punishing Iranian missile development makes no sense after President Trump inked a major arms deal with Iran's arch-rival, Saudi Arabia. "AIPAC urges the full Senate to adopt this critical, bipartisan legislation". Szubin in a May 12 letter first obtained by the Huffington Post warned the committee that the... [Full Article...]

US military blames IS for civilian death in Mosul airstrike

A report from U.S. Central Command blamed Islamic State (ISIS) booby traps for the deaths of more than 100 civilians during a coalition airstrike in March. Human rights groups have welcomed the the USA investigation, with reservations. Abuses such as those described in the report in German magazine Der Spiegel that sparked the investigation could sow the seeds of future conflict even as securi... [Full Article...]

Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists'

President Donald Trump opened his first visit to Israel Monday, saying he sees growing recognition among Muslim nations that they share a "common cause" with Israel in their determination to counter the threats posed by Iran. White House officials said they considered Trump's address to be a counterweight to Obama's debut speech to the Muslim world in 2009 in Cairo. U.S. [Full Article...]

UK Q1 growth revised down to 0.2%

UK Q1 growth revised down to 0.2% ONS figures earlier this month showed average weekly earnings for employees in Great Britain in the three months to March, excluding bonuses, were down by 0.2 per cent on a year earlier in real, inflation-adjusted terms. Distribution - which includes retailers - shrank by the most since 2010. While Britain's economy has performed better than expected since the country voted a year ago for Brexi... [Full Article...]

23 dead as gunmen fire on bus carrying Coptic Christians

The attack happened while the bus was traveling on the road to the St. Samuel Monastery in the Minya governorate, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) south of Cairo , the health ministry said. Coptic Christians make up about 10% of Egypt's population of 91 million. But it still remains unclear who is responsible for the latest attack on Friday. [Full Article...]

US Intel Chief: Collusion unclear but Russia, Trump contact alarming

US Intel Chief: Collusion unclear but Russia, Trump contact alarming Mr Brennan noted anew that U.S. intelligence agencies had concluded " Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the USA democratic process, denigrate Secretary [Hillary] Clinton and harm her electability and potential presidency, and to help President Trump's election chances". [Full Article...]

Most wanted Philippine militant Hapilon often evasive

Duterte declared martial rule for 60 days in the entire southern Mindanao region, the restive third of the Philippine archipelago, Tuesday evening to try to crush Muslim extremists who have aligned themselves with the Islamic State group and occupied a hospital, jail and other buildings and battled troops in an audacious attack in Marawi City. [Full Article...]

Despite Tensions in Their Past, Trump and Pope Francis Finally Meet

She is on a tear, shutting down Trump everywhere the pair goes. "They got into quite a good conversation about it". As is customary when a world leader meets with the Pope, the two parties exchanged gifts. In the past, Trump has said that climate change was a Chinese hoax ; more recently he has rolled back Barack Obama's climate change policies and hired a climate change skeptic to head th... [Full Article...]

Pa. man destroys Plinko record on 'Price is Right,' almost goes insane

Pa. man destroys Plinko record on 'Price is Right,' almost goes insane His other two chips landed in $1,000 and $500 slots, respectively. Eventually Ryan gets to his last chip and with a kiss releases it, eventually winning his last $10000 to which he screams in disbelief and rushes down the steps to celebrate with Drew Carey . [Full Article...]

GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

The nonpartisan agency's finding, which drew immediate fire from Democrats, patient advocates, health industry officials and some business groups, is likely to complicate Republicans' push to pass a companion bill in the Senate. That was sharply different from Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan's take. The new score, which reflects a series of last-minute revisions that Republicans made to win o... [Full Article...]

Scotland: Bishop comforts families of teenagers caught in Manchester attack

Scotland: Bishop comforts families of teenagers caught in Manchester attack But her loved ones, who had put out a desperate search appeal after the attack, were relieved to find her alive in a Manchester hospital. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told MSPs that Police Scotland family liaison officers showed support to the both families. [Full Article...]

Iran election: Hassan Rouhani gets big mandate but will he deliver?

Iran election: Hassan Rouhani gets big mandate but will he deliver? Supporters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani flash the victory sign from their vehicle outside a polling station for the presidential and municipal councils election, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 19, 2017. "There has been some stagnation and an economic downturn but I am sure that the next four years will be very flourishing", one shopper said. The election is important "for Iran's future ro... [Full Article...]

Democrats Oppose Lieberman as FBI Director

Lieberman, who ran as Al Gore's vice presidential candidate in 2000, visited Trump at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the position, according to the Associated Press . "We don't need anyone who's put on a red shirt, or a blue shirt - or who's campaigned for president". "Everybody likes and respects Joe Lieberman ". [Full Article...]

GameStop Quarterly Report Reveals Nintendo Switch To Outperform The Wii

The company reported a few weeks after launch that Switch was doing "phenomenal" in early sales, and could eclipse the Nintendo Wii's success. After Thursday's market close, the video game retailer reported first-quarter earnings of 63 cents a share, exceeding the earnings of 53 cents a share analysts surveyed at Factset expected. [Full Article...]

What to know about the Trump administration and the Paris climate agreement

What to know about the Trump administration and the Paris climate agreement Every nation is seeing the effects of climate change and the United Kingdom is no exception. If the Trump administration were to pull out of the pact, the USA would join just two other nations that have not signed the agreement. The letter said abiding by the Paris Climate Agreement would be a serious hindrance to removing the environmental regulations, hamstringing a possible resurgence of ... [Full Article...]

Google I/O 2017: What's next for Google payments?

Among several announcements at the Google I/O , the most unexpected one was the Android Go. The feature has been added in Android beta version of the operating system. Google wants to improve Android apps, and it's not afraid to call out the bad ones. "There will also be a wide range of cultural, language and educational backgrounds you'll need to consider". [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron out-Trumps Donald Trump in handshake duel before NATO Summit

But much like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , it appears newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron figured out how to block the Trump-shake: Go in hard. The two men sat down to a lunch of tomato and mozzarella followed by veal filet and Belgian chocolate mousse. Rucker also described the exchange as a competition between "two alphas". [Full Article...]

Trump Calls for Investigation, Prosecution of Culprit Behind Manchester Bombing Investigation Leaks

Over the past three, days several key details of the investigation, including the name of the bomber, first came out in USA media, angering British police who feared such leaks risked compromising their investigation."I will make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure", May said before departing for the North Atlantic Treat... [Full Article...]

Trump discussed terrorism, climate change with Pope

The two have fundamentally different views about how to restore balance to a global economic system they consider broken, with Trump focusing on the engines of capitalism and Francis fighting to protect the disadvantaged from the dehumanizing forces of the modern world. [Full Article...]

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