by | May 21, 2017 | 14:59

On North Korea, which test-fired its latest ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan over the weekend, Abe said Japan, South Korea and the United States should increase pressure on the reclusive country. Last year, there were reports that China had stopped giving approval to performers of Korean pop music, or "K-pop", to play shows in China, on the heels of Seoul signing the agreement to host THAAD.

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:55

Simpson's remarks came about a week after Rep. Raul Labrador, Idaho's other House member, caused a national uproar by saying, "Nobody dies because they don't have access to health care ". Medicaid expansion, under which 87,000 rural Coloradans have gained coverage. But under the Republican plan, insurers would also be allowed to charge the oldest Americans five times as much as the youngest Americans.

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:53

This included the name of a city that a foreign spy had infiltrated ISIS in, providing the intelligence. President Donald Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak at the White House on May 10, in a photo released by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:39

Corbyn's party also says it will guarantee winter fuel subsidies for all pensioners, and will not raise the state pension age beyond 66. But Mr Corbyn responded: "Theresa May's nasty party has launched a shameful attack on older people - introducing a compassion tax to force those in need of social care to pay for it with their family home".

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:41

When Britain leaves the bloc in 2019, France will be the EU's only member with nuclear weapons and a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. Le Drian says he expects France to play a crucial role in a "complex, fragile, unstable worldwide situation".

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:35

Who asked Rosenstein to write the Comey memo?... "I don't think that there's a necessary need at this point to add that", Sanders said. The Justice Department on Friday issued the text of Rosenstein's opening remarks for the briefings on Capitol Hill.

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:33

The Minister of Public Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Oly Ilunga Kalenga, MD, in a statement today from the WHO's regional office in Africa described "an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)" in Likati health district (Aketi, Bas-Uele province), in northern DRC.

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:22

He cited "tremendous investments in the United States ... and jobs, jobs, jobs". Saudi Arabia agreed to pay $350 billion over the next decade. Saudi Arabia is the primary destination for US arms sales, according to the Council on Foreign Relations, with the Kingdom purchasing almost 10 percent of USA exports from 2011 to 2015.

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:22

Committee leaders said on Friday he would appear sometime after the U.S. Memorial Day holiday on May 29. "I also expect that Director Comey will be able to shed light on issues critical to this Committee's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election".

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:10

Former FBI director James Comey will testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee after Memorial Day, the panel's chairman and ranking member announced Friday evening. That, it turns out, was wishful thinking in the extreme. Of the Post story, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, "A thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity".

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:09

The line separating success from failure is very thin. I am privileged. I will be at Camp Nou a lot of times next season to watch games as a fan. He added: "It will be tough because Eibar are playing for their highest league finish in the top flight and the way they play, pressuring high up the field, will make things hard.

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:06

He did not enter a plea and is due back in court next week. Rojas is next scheduled to appear in court on 24 May. The speeding vehicle jumped the sidewalk on the west side of 7th Avenue at 42nd Street and barreled into pedestrians for three blocks before crashing at the northwest corner of 45th Street, police said.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:51

Was he in position to stop the Derby victor? What a race on Saturday, and what an upset by Cloud Computing. "I think he is continuing to improve, actually", he said. " Classic Empire and Always Dreaming are two outstanding horses; our strategy was, if we are ever going to beat them, let's take them on two weeks rest when we have six".

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:36

GE also reached a $15 billion deal to work with the Saudi kingdom on a range of projects aimed at improving the country's power grid and energy capabilities. Mr Trump arrived in Riyadh after an overnight flight and was welcomed at an elaborate airport ceremony by Saudi King Salman . The WSJ report said that Arab countries would install direct telecommunication lines with Israel and allow Israeli airlines to fly over their airspace, as well as issue visas to Israeli athletes and businessmen, ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:35

Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Monday rejected any role for United Nations or global forces in monitoring the zones. In return, 3,900 fighters and civilians from Madaya and Zabadani in Outer Damascus left for rebel-held Idlib province.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:32

But Cloud Computing , trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Javier Castellano, chased him down and captured the 1 3/16ths of a mile USA flat racing classic by a head in 1:55.98. Let's go at it.' My only disappointment was that Always Dreaming didn't carry him a little farther, because as we know he tends to wander a little bit, and he got to wandering.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:27

Lawmakers from both parties also criticized Trump's actions last week, which included changing explanations from the White House for the firing and an ominous tweet by Trump that warned Comey against leaks to the press because he may have "tapes" of their conversations.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:24

President Trump taunted Comey on Twitter Friday morning about possible "tapes" of their conversations. This is not surprising, considering the president's nearly pathological inability to admit fault, as well as the reputation he earned for using his employees as human shields during his presidential campaign.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:09

The 40-minute talks were arrearage as Xi called Moon to congratulate him on his election victory this week. Moon said he hopes to meet Xi at an early date and Xi formally invited Moon to visit Beijing, it said. The two sides agreed on the importance of denuclearizing the peninsula. Japan has been concerned that Moon will take a tough line on feuds stemming from its 1910-1945 colonization of the Korean Peninsula and could fray ties at a time when cooperation over North Korea is vital.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:08

Syria will dominate the agenda as the Turkish leader tries for a final time to try to convince the American president to change his mind about cooperating with the YPG ahead of a massive military campaign in Raqqa with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are dominated by Kurdish fighters.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:06

Israel was apparently the source of the highly classified information that Trump was accused of divulging in a meeting with Russian officials on Monday, a current and a former White House official familiar with the situation revealed to the New York Times on Tuesday.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:05

According to a draft of the speech obtained by The Associated Press, Trump will abandon some of the harsh anti-Muslim rhetoric of his campaign when he addresses the leaders of Arab and Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. The White House, on the other hand, hopes the trip will shift focus away from domestic controversies and on to his foreign policy agenda. That speech was denounced by many Republicans and criticized by a number of the United States' Middle East allies as being a sort of ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:03

After staying at the embassy since 2012, Assange lamented about missing his children growing up. She told a news conference in Stockholm that the investigation could be reopened if Assange returns to Sweden before the statute of limitations lapses in 2020.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:01

Tillerson was speaking at a joint press conference with his Saudi counterpart, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. "In all likelihood", he added, "we will talk at the right time". The foreign minister said that the two states have agreed to stop Iran's funding of terrorism and firing of ballistic missiles as well as its intervention in the internal affairs of the countries in the region.

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:59

This is where I stand, I will not be moved. The impeachment process takes months and months. The process is spelled out in the Constitution: Article II, Section 4 specifies that "the President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors ".

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:49

Connectivity projects must be pursued in a manner that respects sovereignty and territorial integrity", it added. China announced at the May 14-15 forum that it will provide assistance worth 60 billion yuan (8.7 billion US dollars) in the coming three years to developing countries and worldwide organizations participating in the Belt and Road Initiative to improve people's well-being.

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:44

On the day of the inauguration, which took place on May 14, the pontiff sent his good wishes for Macron's presidency and expressed hope that he will use his office to be "at the service" of France, to show "respect for life" and to embrace peace and the common good.

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:32

Green was one of a handful of Democrats who have mulled over officially invoking the "i" word. "This person will be responsible for restoring Americans' confidence in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and ensuring that he or she does not pledge loyalty to the president, but pledges loyalty to the Constitution".

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:25

President Rouhani has sought to frame the election as a choice between greater civil liberties and extremism. Millions of Iranians voted late. With the votes from 99.7% of ballot boxes in the nationwide presidential election counted, Rouhani emerged victorious and secured a second term by winning 57 percent of the votes , Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli announced at a press conference on Saturday.

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:22

But Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, told WTOP's Dave McConnell on Monday, "Before I support a new FBI director, I would like to see a special prosecutor named so that there is an independent investigation".

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:21

The FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation has extended to a current senior White House official, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Meanwhile, the Senate's investigation of the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation appears to be accelerating, with Comey on Friday agreeing to testify before the panel.

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:13

Elijah Cummings, the senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said the panel should request White House documents related to the May 10 meeting and subpoena them if necessary. Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers. Calling him a "nut job" is bad enough. The political baggage from home adds to an already-big challenge for a president who had no experience in foreign affairs before his election and who has already suffered repeated ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:02

President Donald Trump bounced along to a ceremonial sword dance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday. He made history by becoming the first US president to make a majority Muslim country the first stop of an overseas trip. Saudi Arabia adheres to an ultraconservative interpretation of Islamic Shariah law where unrelated men and women are segregated in most public places.

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:02

The Red Cross says it has helped more than 1,400 residents who have had to flee their homes during record flooding in the province. "We might be in the week where the water will progressively begin to drop, but there's still a lot of work before us to deal with flooding after the water has receded", he said.

by | May 21, 2017 | 11:53

Also, U.S. business leaders at an economic forum taking place simultaneously in Saudi Arabia signed deals potentially worth more than $200 billion over the next 10 years. Troubles back at home seem nonexistent overseas for President Donald Trump . "The two countries signed a series of agreements", Adel al-Jubeir told reporters at a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.