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by | May 23, 2017 | 08:39

And in France, opponents of such reforms have already vowed to launch street protests against any attempt by Mr. Macron to liberalize France's highly regulated labor market. His candidacy and victory was embraced by Merkel, who said during the May 15 news conference that, while treaty changes are not an immediate subject of discussion, she is open to the idea.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:35

More climbers are expected to attempt to reach the summit on Monday. Yearwood was part of a 16-member team led by American climber Dan Mazur and sponsored by Everest Parivas. It is feared that the development could lead to risky "traffic jams". "The weather has been pretty bad, especially with high winds, but there were some little keyholes which climbers have been lucky to take advantage of", Tendi Sherpa, a longtime guide, told The Washington Post .

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:22

In Weaver's case, that could also mean supporting the NDP to achieve his goals. The Liberals broke out to an early lead, but the seats in favour of the NDP grew swiftly as more votes were counted. But Weaver has promised Green MLAs won't be forced to toe the party line. But NDP leader John Horgan is striking a defiant tone the day after British Columbians went to the polls.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:14

Dutch King Willem-Alexander has revealed that he has been secretly flying commercial aircraft for the last four years. Dressed in boots and an old coat, Queen Juliana waded through water and slopped through deep mud all over the devastated areas to bring desperate people food and clothing, permanently endearing her to the citizens of the Netherlands.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:12

Advocates of keeping the monuments in place - who Landrieu called "self-appointed defenders of history" - are "eerily silent about what amounts to historical malfeasance". where Emmett Till was killed in 1955. "When comments like this are made, it turns the clock back of the advances we've made here in Mississippi". In Mississippi.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:07

On both sides of the traditional divide, the signs so far are that the large parties which have long dominated are struggling to maintain leverage over Macron via the lower house of parliament without losing too many of their troops through defections to his camp.

by | May 23, 2017 | 07:57

History to help you a little in case you cross them in the street when debouted, we offer you a slideshow presenting their features and official duties in this government Edouard Philippe. The new cabinet is scheduled to hold its first meeting on Thursday morning. Macron, a former economy minister in outgoing President Francois Hollande's Socialist government before he split off to form his independent Republic on the Move (REM) party, has pledged to draw figures from across the political ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 01:37

Stressing the importance of a level playing field for trade and investment, Mr Xi said: "It is our hope that through the Belt and Road development, we will unleash new economic forces for global growth". Notably, however, India boycotted the summit to demonstrate its opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is a flagship OBOR project connecting China and Pakistan with road, rail and pipeline links that cross the disputed territory of Kashmir.

by | May 23, 2017 | 00:52

There have been scenes of jubilation in Nigeria after 82 of the so-called Chibok school girls kidnapped by the extremist group Boko Haram were reunited with their parents. The leader of the Civilian-JTF, Abba Kalli, who also confirmed the incident, blamed the victims for embarking on such "dangerous expedition", after they had been severally warned that it was unsafe for them to wander away from the camp."It was indeed a sad occurrence for us yesterday", he said."Four of them were beheaded; ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 00:34

The two-day meeting of the all-powerful GST Council, its 14th so far, has decided on tax rates to be levied on various services under the GST regime. The five slabs are in sync with the corresponding GST rates for goods, announced earlier.

by | May 23, 2017 | 00:13

Trump has vowed to do whatever is necessary to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians, but has given little sign of how he could revive long-stalled negotiations, which were last halted in 2002. "An worldwide center of tourism; a Start-Up Land, 'Silicon Valley from the Jordan to the Sea.' But we must be sure that we don't go to sleep with a dream, and wake up with a nightmare: with Iran, ISIS and Hamas, in our borders".

by | May 23, 2017 | 00:15

But people familiar with Trump's trip said officials might offer a subtler gesture to recognize Israel's strong feelings about Jerusalem being its eternal capital. Jibril Rajoub, a senior Palestinian official close to Abbas, said Trump was a "serious president" who "seeks to have a real deal, not just managing the conflict".

by | May 23, 2017 | 00:16

In an impassioned speech at Chatham House in London, Mr Corbyn said he isn't a pacifist, but cautioned against military action overseas. He will pledge a "robust", independent foreign policy and "no hand holding" with US President Donald Trump.

by | May 23, 2017 | 00:14

The two-day visit to Israel forms part of Mr Trump's first foreign trip as USA president. The Trump family walked to the wall from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the holiest sites in Christianity, which they visited first, arriving there on foot from the Jaffa Gate.

by | May 23, 2017 | 00:02

North Korea's missile test on Sunday was the country's most successful yet, according to analysts, who say Pyongyang may now have a weapon capable of hitting a key United States military base in the Pacific. South and North Korea are still technically at war since no peace treaty was signed at the end of their 1950-1953 conflict. "Every time North Korea fires a missile, I feel nervous", said college student Yoon Shin-Hong.

by | May 23, 2017 | 00:02

Ms Foster said she "absolutely" wants Mr Corbyn to condemn the IRA as an organisation, adding: " It is wrong and he should say it is such, but instead he has advocated on behalf of the IRA, he has put forward petitions for some of their members, he has attended memorial services for those who he calls fearless people - who I would call terrorists - so I'm sorry there will be no meeting of minds between myself and Jeremy Corbyn".

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:46

FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. President Trump, who infamously misquoted scripture during his last appearance at Liberty, was invited back once again with open arms by the self-fancied premier college in America for Christian intellectual righteousness and thought.

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:44

On Sunday, Kim Hak-song became the fourth American citizen now detained by the repressive regime, on charges such as espionage and crimes against the state. The arrest is the second of an American citizen by North Korea in two weeks. US officials say North Korea must agree to give up its weapons programs if it wants formal talks to resume.

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:42

Abedin was not in court Friday, when Weiner told the judge that for years he had "destructive impulses" that ruined his family life and crushed his dreams. In court, Weiner said he has started mental health treatment. At the hearing, Weiner accepted responsibility for his conduct. "And yet I remained in denial even as the world around me fell apart", he said.

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:41

The 26 carat diamond is believed to have been cut in the 19th century, but no-one knows how it got to the car-boot sale. It's a good looking ring. "She first bought it in the 1980s as a costume jewel, cocktail ring and she has been wearing it around ever since", Wyndham said.

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:42

Qalibaf, the 55-year-old mayor of Tehran who lost to Rouhani in 2013, criticized the president's "inefficient and impotent" cabinet in a statement announcing his decision. According to local Iranian news outlet Tasnim News Agency, Raisi reportedly expressed his gratitude to Ghalibaf saying 'I thank him. For someone who served as secretary of the Supreme National Security Council for 16 years, Rouhani was well aware of what he was saying: Any negotiations concerning the broad list of United ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:35

Some danced, others were in tears. "Today I thank God, my daughter is alive", Yahi Bulata - the father of one of the abducted girls, who is now 21 years old - told NPR . "While the Chibok girls are the highest profile victims of Boko Haram's abductions, authorities should extend the negotiations for release to other missing adults and children", it said.

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:33

Asian trade ministers met on Monday to discuss a proposed free trade deal that is backed by China and has been given new impetus by the USA withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. "We will need to ensure that our interests remain protected and the benefits derived from it still outweigh the costs", Malaysian Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed said.

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:34

Keita praised France for coming to Mali's aid, saying his country "will be eternally grateful to the French people for not abandoning it". "I pray that God support you so that your country, faithful to the rich diversity of its moral traditions and its spiritual heritage marked also by the Christian tradition, may always endeavor to build a more just and fraternal society", the pope wrote in a telegram message, according to Catholic News Agency .

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:30

During the brief meeting, Trump said he was very pleased to meet Sharif to which the premier responded that the feeling was mutual. The associations also stated that PM Sharif and his children were involved in the Panama Papers scandal and the case has clearly indicted the family for financial embezzlement and corruption.

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:19

The BJP, he said, sees a future in Telangana and other states where it wants to improve its presence and wants the states to send more of its party members to Parliament. It will be a precursor to party's victory march in the two Telugu-speaking States. Addressing an Aaj Tak Editors round-table on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's completion of three years in office, Shah said the BJP government was making every effort to bring peace to the Kashmir Valley, which has been on the boil for the ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:19

With the rest of the world waiting ever since, Trump has said he will make his decision before the next G7 meeting on May 26-27 in Sicily. Polls indicate that Americans want to stay in the agreement by an overwhelming margin. UN climate negotiators in Bonn were left frustrated Tuesday as the White House postponed a meeting to determine whether the USA will stay in the 196-nation Paris Agreement to curb planet-harming fossil fuel.

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:15

While saying the Green Party is focused on good policy and will work with either party, it certainly sounds like party leader Andrew Weaver has more in common with the NDP than the Liberals. "Now is not the time for those discussions". And while Weaver said during the campaign that Horgan exploded in anger during some of their conversations, Horgan said that he does not remember such outbursts.

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:10

The controversy that has grown out of Comey's dismissal inspired several senators to call for nonpartisan appointment. To the White House and its supporters, the big story in Washington isn't the investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation.

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:07

Moon agreed, the official said. In his first key appointments, Moon named two liberal veterans with ties to the 2000s "Sunshine Policy" of engagement with the DPRK to the posts of prime minister and spy chief. Moon, South Korea's first liberal leader in a decade, faces a number of foreign policy challenges, including the threat from North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and frayed ties with China, its biggest trading partner.

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:09

Chaffetz talked to reporters about his decision from his home in Alpine, Utah, later Thursday. Chaffetz said last month he wouldn't run for re-election. Jason Chaffetz's seat. In contrast, Chaffetz easily brushed off the deepening issue of Trump's use of the presidency, along with his family and underlings, to further personal profit in a corrupt manner.

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:04

Vice premiers of the two states - Arkady Dvorkovich and Mehmet Shimshek - signed a relevant agreement on Monday, May 22. Yildirim said remaining sanctions in sectors like construction, consultancy, tourism and wood would be lifted this month.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:57

The U.N.'s most powerful body says that North Korea is "greatly increasing tension in the region and beyond" and that it is vitally important the country immediately show "sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action". Japan also lodged protest to North Korea over the missile launch through the Japanese Embassy in Beijing. Ji also repeated an assertion by North Korean officials that Pyongyang has successfully foiled a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jong Un last month ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:46

As the Times points out, the Mulvaney memo is not just questioning Shaub's ability to request these documents from the White House, but from the entire executive branch, even though federal regulations give OGE the authority to conduct "reviews of agency ethics programs in order to ensure their compliance with program requirements and to ensure their effectiveness in advancing the mission of the executive branch-wide ethics program".

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:20

He called it a "great honor" to be the first sitting president to visit the holy site. "The annexation of East Jerusalem is illegal as stipulated by all global laws and resolutions", he said, adding that East Jerusalem is an occupied territory.