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by | May 20, 2017 | 14:52

Macron's liberal project "belongs to the past". To have a man who has never held an elected office before, win on a national scale, with a one-year-old party certainly sets a new record for France. However, even though Frexit seemed like a possible idea, it highly seemed unlikely, since it would require a constitutional change. Unknown to voters before his turbulent 2014-16 tenure as France's pro-business economy minister, Macron took a giant gamble by quitting Socialist President Francois ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:54

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region- Iran's presidential frontrunners, conservative Ebrahim Raisi and his moderate opponent Hasan Rouhani have held rival rallies in Kurdish inhabited regions of the country on Sunday less than five days before the elections on May 19.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:47

The two leaders said Mr. Macron's victory in France's presidential election could breathe new life into the Franco-German relationship, which has always been the motor for deepening the binds of European Union member states. In a sign that she was prepared to discuss far-reaching changes to. Macron insisted that the European Union should do more to protect itself against dumping.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:46

DONALD Trump would have "maybe 10 minutes" to decide whether to launch a retaliatory strike against North Korea - should it ever fire a missile that's capable of reaching the U.S. This is also North Korea's first provocation since Moon Jae-in was elected president of South Korea on May 9. President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with Matthew Pottinger, senior director for East Asia at the White House's National Security Council at the Blue House in Seoul, May 16.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:39

Aoife Heffron, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said: "With Enda Kenny's retirement coming into effect, we have seen an influx of bets on Leo Varadkar, who was once priced at 11/10 to take over as Fine Gael leader, but now heads the betting at the short odds of 2/5".

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:39

In that same conversation, Trump referred to Comey as "crazy" and "a real nut job", according to the Times . Committee chairman Senator Richard Burr said he wants to hear from Mr Comey on his role in the development of the U.S. "My memorandum is not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination", he said . The billionaire property mogul added: "I'm not under investigation".

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:22

Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate cleric who spearheaded a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, has framed the election as a choice between greater civil liberties and "extremism". Raisi promised more focus on the poor and attacked the government as corrupt and elitist. His populist posture, anti-corruption rhetoric and get-tough reputation - bolstered by his alleged role condemning inmates to death during Iran's 1988 mass execution of thousands of political prisoners - are likely to ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:17

The story notes that Trump has always been frustrated by his communications team: in a Fox & Friends interview from February, the famously boastful president gave himself an A+ grade for effort, but a modest "C or a C+" for messaging. Amid the controversy now surrounding the White House, Trump is apparently mulling an end to Sean Spicer's daily White House press briefings. Guilfoyle, who co-hosts Fox's The Five , quickly backtracked, releasing a statement saying her current job is ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:16

Rouhani's re-election is likely to safeguard the 2015 agreement, under which most worldwide sanctions have been lifted in return for Iran curbing its nuclear programme. It was widely believed that a low turnout would favor Raisi because he is favored by Iran's security forces, who could mobilize support for him. Raisi promised more focus on the poor and attacked the government as corrupt and elitist.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:14

Olli Maatta and Brian Dumoulin - Pittsburgh's blueliners both scored goals in Game Four at Ottawa, Maatta was also on the ice for both goals against in the Penguins' 3-2 win, and Dumoulin was on the wrong side of the puck (14 for, 21 against, 40.0 CF%, 8-12 scoring chances).

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:09

The news comes at the tail end of a whirlwind day in Washington, following reports that President Trump told Russian diplomats he fired "nut job" Comey to "relieve pressure" from the Russia investigation, and that a senior White House adviser is a target of the law enforcement investigation into any ties between Russia and Trump associates.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:07

Those who risk embarrassment include Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, who jumped ship from the Republicans to join Macron's Republique en Marche (REM) government, Richard Ferrand, the minister of the cohesion of territories, Annick Girardin, the minister for overseas territories and Marielle de Sarnez, the minister of European Affairs.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:06

The interior ministry earlier said that the voting time was extended by five hours until Friday midnight owing to the high turnout. Ahmadi says the Interior Ministry hopes to have final results later Saturday. Meanwhile, U.S. President Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday morning, for a visit with the country's royal leaders. But it was the economy that dominated much of the campaign.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:06

The South Korean president declared support for a two-track policy - sanctions and dialogue - to denuclearize the North. Moon also noted the seemingly significant advancement in the North's nuclear and missile capabilities. "What about North Korea intimidating us?" In the statement released by a spokesman for the government-backed Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee (KAPPC), Pyongyang said on Thursday that Seoul had "behaved indecently", referring to a National Security Council (NSC) meeting ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:03

He says he thought that move was appropriate and produced a memo summarizing what he said were his "longstanding concerns" over Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation. The White House has given different versions of the reasons for the dismissal. Trump and his team planned the trip as an opportunity for the US President to unify Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders against extremism, a senior administration official said.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:00

If we're parsing Trump's statements carefully, he still hasn't technically said something akin to 'I fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation.' He's said just about everything but that, mind you, but he hasn't quite said that.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:00

Kim Jong-un personally oversaw the missile launch on Sunday, and was pictured celebrating with his officials afterward. "What would change the strategic balance is an ICBM capable of reaching the USA mainland", Schilling said. If not, will Trump accept the growing calls from Congress to start targeting Chinese companies that help Pyongyang access global markets, even if that puts U.S.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:02

Comey's highly-anticipated testimony, which will be slated after the Memorial Day congressional recess, comes after he was sacked by Trump May 9 amid a mounting investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election and possible ties between Trump campaign associates and the country.

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:54

INX Media, then helmed by Peter Mukerjea and his estranged wife Indrani, had received foreign direct investment of Rs 305 crore in 2007 without permission. It adds that FIPB approved its fresh proposal "by virtue of influence exercised over them by Karti P Chidambaram" after roping in a Karti-owned company for consultancy.

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:52

The first U.S. lady, Melania Trump, will not be forced to dress conservatively in Saudi Arabia, the first stop of her husband's tour in the Middle East and Europe. Melania Trump's decision not to wear a headscarf upon arrival in the Middle East is drawing attention on social media. Trump and the first lady will dine with the Netanyahus Monday night.

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:51

In the last few days, reports have surfaced that Comey kept memos of their conversations, including one in which he pressured Comey to drop an investigation into his national security adviser, Michael Flynn. However, President Donald Trump is completely against the appointment of a special counsel. Trump followed up with another tweet denouncing the ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation counterintelligence probe examining possible collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation as ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:20

Speaking to the media on Friday, Mourinho listed goalkeepers Joel Pereira and Kieran O'Hara, defenders Axel Tuanzebe and Demetri Mitchell , midfield trio Josh Harrop, Matty Willock and Scott McTominay , winger Zak Dearnley and even 16-year-old sensation Angel Gomes .

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:18

An unnamed senior administration official on Wednesday told Bloomberg News that it would be "unwise to do it at this time" as President Donald Trump is getting ready to restart Israeli-Palestinian talks to move the embassy. At the United Nations General Assembly, the Vatican and the "State of Palestine" have the same status as non-member observer states. "He will then deliver remarks at the Israel Museum celebrating the unique history of Israel and of the Jewish people", a text accompanying ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:17

Turkey is determined to "root out terror", Yildirim said, if "necessary guarantees for Turkey's sensitivities and issues pertaining to Turkey's security are still not given". Speaking to reporters in London where he is on an official visit, Yildirim said a U.S. decision to provide weapons to the group in the fight against Daesh in Syria would harm the relations between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:13

Mark Warner, D-Va., announced in a statement released last Wednesday that the committee had subpoenaed Flynn for documents, and noted they made the initial request for the documents in late April. Since his ouster, Flynn has been one of the central figures in the case addressing potential collusion between the Kremlin and President Donald Trump's campaign.

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:06

China has been infuriated by the USA deployment of the THAAD system in South Korea, saying it was a threat to its security and would do nothing to ease tensions with Pyongyang. China's top diplomat on Thursday reiterated calls for its dismantling. Seoul and Washington have argued that the missile system is aimed at North Korean aggression, while China sees it as a threat to its own security because its radar can peer deep into northeastern China.

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:01

I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation. "Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it". No date has yet been set for the open session hearing, though the statement said it would take place after the Memorial Day holiday, May 29.

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:02

He said: "We are not increasing our role in the Syrian civil war". Although one of CNN's sources said it remained unknown whether the American planes only fired warning shots, a second us defense official said an airstrike "did hit the convoy after the vehicles continued toward the base".

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:56

Stops on the upcoming trip include Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican; places sacred to three of the worlds major religions. “We look forward to getting this whole situation behind us, ” Trump told reporters. "The President will also visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall". "We don't think it would be wise to do it at this time", the official said.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:42

U.S. President Donald Trump said he could announce a replacement for FBI Director James Comey by May 19, when he is due to begin his first overseas trip as president. Lawmakers from both parties reprimanded Trump's actions last week, which included shifting explanations from the White House for Comey's dismissal and an ominous tweet by Trump that warned Comey against leaks to the press because he may have "tapes" of their conversations.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:31

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's state television has declared incumbent President Hassan Rouhani the victor of the country's presidential election, giving him a second four-year term to see out his agenda calling for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:28

Renegotiation talks will begin no earlier than Aug 16, he said in a statement. That's why the public and Members of Congress must hold him accountable and demand that the Administration renegotiate NAFTA in a way that protects American workers and raises wages.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:25

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified congressional leaders yesterday that negotiations with Canada and Mexico would take place " as soon as practicable ", according to NPR . Critics countered that low-wage competition from Mexico would wipe out American factory jobs. "You would strand a lot of USA company investments". According to the USA census the United States exported more than $2 trillion worth of goods .

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:05

Jaitley said tax on gold and precious metals will be taken up at the next meeting of the Council on June 3. Saloni Roy, Senior Director, Deloitte Haskins and Sells LLP said service providers are expected to have a more complex compliance environment under GST as compared to the current service tax compliance regime.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:03

His comments came after a group of protestors were thrashed right outside the residence of the ambassador in Washington DC. The Turkish Embassy yesterday released a statement on the violence. "The Metropolitan Police Department will continue investigating the incident and will work with federal partners to ensure justice is served", said D.C.