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by | May 22, 2017 | 17:13

USA -backed Syrian militias seized the town of Tabqa and Syria's largest dam from the Islamic State extremist group on May 10, clearing the way for an assault on Raqqa. Speaking to reporters before departing for London on Wednesday, Yildirim said Turkey can not accept "direct or indirect" support for the Kurdish rebels, known as the PKK.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:15

Trump's constituents who favor a stronger US commitment to Israel that there is at least one powerful voice in the administration who will advocate for them. "Abu Mazen stressed Trump's seriousness in settling the Palestinian issue" after they met in Washington this month, said the minister, referring to Abbas by his Arabic nickname.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:10

Chaffetz, who was first elected to Congress in 2008, had previously announced April 19 that he would not be running for re-election in 2018. He says he will not be making any endorsements in the upcoming special election to replace him, which will take place after he leaves office on June 30.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:03

Later on Saturday, Trump was greeted by a traditional troupe of Saudi drummers and sword-waving dancers. Trump made no mention of the disputed travel ban, signed days after he took office, that temporarily banned immigration to the US from seven majority Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:50

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso was fastest in FP2, leading the way with a lap of 1:41.673. Rossi was in third place with Marquez chasing behind him. Rossi, among the riders to offer their support Nicky Hayden after the former MotoGP was left in an "extremely serious" condition following a cycling accident on Wednesday, was 10th in the second session.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:48

It was not immediately clear who was behind the blast but the country has a long history of small bombs being used by various political and militant groups, especially during significant anniversaries. Last month, a similar explosion took place in front of an old government lottery office. The Kingdom remains under military rule as new laws are being drafted to prepare for fresh elections, expected some next year.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:50

Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., told NBC News' Hallie Jackson. Impeachment procedures have been initiated against U.S. presidents only three times in the 230 years since the American constitution was drafted, and little more than 100 days into his term of office, Donald Trump is already at risk of becoming the fourth.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:45

The party needed to get all its candidates elected to retain its majority at the city chambers, which has been a Labour stronghold for nearly 40 years. A total of 172 independent councillors were elected, along with 67 Liberal Democrats and 19 Greens. While Callum Kerr is widely admired for his stint as MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk (BRS) but he has the smallest majority in Scotland and the Conservatives are so confident that their candidate John Lamont gave up the safety net of ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:43

But Washington has pushed back, instead calling the groups partners in the fight against Daesh in northern Syria. Turkey's pro-government Daily Sabah suggested that Obama administration holdovers had somehow snookered Trump officials, ramming through the decision on arming the Kurds before Erdogan arrives here.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:40

The launched a protest outside his residence, following which security carted them away, as they shouted slogans against him. Talk that Rajinikanth could visit New Delhi soon to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi has intensified speculations that the Tamil superstar is set to take the plunge into politics.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:34

The attack comes at a time when the U.S. presence in Syria is becoming more visible, mostly in northern parts of the country, where American troops are backing Kurdish-led forces fighting Islamic State (Isis). "The new US strike on government troops in Syria is a continuation of Washington's non-constructive policy", said Leonid Slutsky, the head of the International Affairs Committee of the State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian parliament.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:33

At a polling station in Moncloa, west of Madrid , close to the party's main headquarters, a representative said that by noon nearly a quarter of the 260 people registered there had cast their ballots. He has signalled that he won't put up with the opposition undermining his minority government and could be tempted to call new elections to try to secure a majority.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:28

Sometimes the wardens came with a knife or a rope, and they asked prisoners whether they had relatives or friends in prison. The allegations are "a new Hollywood plot" to justify U.S. "Russia has either aided in or passively looked away as the regime has conducted an airstrike against a United Nations convoy, destroyed east Aleppo and used chemical weapons, including sarin, against civilians in Idlib province on April 4", Jones elaborated Monday.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:21

On Monday, Pyongyang made the extraordinary claim that its latest test proved the country had a rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead and that the USA mainland and its military base on the Pacific island of Guam were now within its "sighting range for strike".

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:04

Even so, there's a growing sense in Russian Federation that Trump's opponents in the US political establishment are determined to oust him, said Oleg Morozov, a former senior Kremlin official who now serves on the global affairs committee of the upper house of Russia's parliament.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:06

He would regularly take wealthy American clients into the African wilderness to bag exotic animals, with a focus on leopard and lion hunting. Botha's death has caused intense commentary on social media, with supporters praising his skills and lamenting the loss, and others saying he got what he deserved .

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:02

The North has ignored calls to curb its weapons programmes, defending them as necessary to counter United States hostility. "Our most basic stance is that communication lines between South and North Korea should open", ministry spokesman Lee Duk Haeng said at a media briefing .

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:01

But there was none of the inflammatory language typical of domestic Trump. Mr. Trump's welcome in the region was also put on display during a series of individual meetings with Arab leaders. The order is now stalled in the courts. While many presidents adjust their commentary once they depart the campaign trail and travel overseas, Trump's speech to Gulf Arab leaders featured a much softer tone than his large-scale rallies previous year.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:59

Some of the shootings took place in Tachira state, near the border with Colombia, where Maduro last week deployed 2,600 soldiers after riots and looting. "They almost lynched him, just because he shouted out that he was a 'Chavista, '" Maduro said - referring to the ruling socialist movement created by his predecessor, Hugo Chavez.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:36

The operation comprises around 4,000 soldiers who are deployed in five countries - Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso - all of which are menaced by the jihadist threat across porous borders. While France would continue to shoulder the military burden of fighting militants in north and west Africa, Macron said Germany and other European nations could do more to help with both military and development aid.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:34

The Vancouver Convention Centre can be spotted in the background as Prime Minister Trudeau was running near Hallelujah Point near the eastern tip of Vancouver's most iconic park. Adam Scotti , the official photographer of the Prime Minister, also tweeted another picture from the same day, where Justin Trudeau can be seen chatting with the students.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:35

Mattis told reporters Friday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the eight fatalities were "mostly non-Syrians". The area around al-Tanf has been a source of tensions as both Syrian regime forces and us -backed rebels advance there trying to rout Daesh terrorist group from the region.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:25

In that same NBC interview, the president said he had chose to fire Comey because he was a "showboat" and a "grandstander" and also because "this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story", a reference to the FBI's ongoing investigation into the Russian government's campaign of cyberattacks directed at last year's presidential election as well as into possible ties between Trump associates and the Kremlin.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:25

I was elected by a very large number of members and supporters, ordinary people all over this country. At present William Hill politics details that Corbyn is 2/9 to be Labour leader at 23:00 on 9th June. He added: "People like me are always optimistic... things can happen". This analysis comes in the wake of two separate sets of polling data - one from YouGov and one from ICM/The Guardian - that suggest Labour is not only trailing by a wide margin in the national polls, but is ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:10

The speech, given in Saudi Arabia at a conference of 50 Arab and Muslim states and the US, is a sharp departure from the rhetoric of President Obama. "Instead, we are here to offer partnership - based on shared interests and values". White House spokesman Sean Spicer hailed the agreement as the "largest single arms deal in United States history" and said other deals amounted to $250 billion in commercial investment.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:11

China says its influence has been exaggerated and has called on South Korea and the U.S.to end large-scale wargames seen as threatening by North Korea in exchange for the North suspending its missile launches and nuclear tests. Kim started the press conference praising the North's successful ballistic missile launch last weekend, which experts said demonstrated a significant technological jump - with the rocket flying higher and for a longer period of time.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:09

PARIS May 17 France's outgoing defence minister was appointed to run a newly created Europe and Foreign Ministry on Wednesday and an ardent European took over his old portfolio, cementing President Emmanuel Macron's pledge to give the 28-nation EU new impetus.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:09

And, rather than painting Islam as an apparent enemy of the US, as Trump did during the presidential campaign, he depicted the Muslim world as an important partner in combating extremism. "But nations of the Middle East can not wait for American power to crush this enemy for them", he said. - He focused on the financing of extremist groups, and announced plans for a US-Gulf agreement to "prevent the financing of terrorism called the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center, co-chaired by the ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:04

KTLA reports that Kingston Frazier was left unsupervised around 1:15 a.m. Thursday. Officials say the teens killed the boy after stealing his mother's vehicle. The capital murder charge means prosecutors could seek the death penalty if the three are convicted, Guest said. After completing Kingston's autopsy, Madison County Cornor Alex Breeland said Kingston had been shot multiple times , but that none of the gunshot wounds were self-inflicted.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:02

The former military intelligence analyst, once known as Private First Class Bradley Manning, is likely to become a transgender advocate following her release, said Chase Strangio , an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer who has represented her.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:04

The president denounced the investigation into Russian collusion as a "witch hunt". President Donald Trump's sour relationship with recently axed FBI Director James Comey just got worse. But Spicer would not comment on the existence of other Comey tapes or whether recording devices are being used in the White House, as former President Nixon did.

by | May 22, 2017 | 14:50

China attaches great importance to Sino-ROK relations, he said , adding that the two countries should strengthen political trust on the basis of mutual understanding and mutual trust. Demand has been strong for the amendment of the current constitution, which was introduced in 1987, as it fails to reflect changes having happened in the South Korean society.

by | May 22, 2017 | 14:49

Qalibaf, a former Guards commander and police chief, was one of main rivals of president Hassan Rouhani who is seeking a second term. "We can not take the renewal of his mandate for granted". Rumors about Khamenei's health have swirled for years, and Raisi's appointment appeared to signal confidence in the younger cleric and that he was being groomed for Iran's most powerful post.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:12

Drive them out! Drive them out of your places of worship! The president's first speech overseas provided an opportunity to show his strength and resolve, in contrast to his struggle to contain a mushrooming scandal at home after his firing of former FBI Director James Comey almost two weeks ago.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:15

Rouhani sealed a second term in the office after he won with more than 57% percent of the votes in Friday's election. In the 2013 presidential election, Hassan Rouhani found great favor by promising to bring Iran out of a political deadlock with the world over Tehran's nuclear program.