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by | May 23, 2017 | 10:38

The new cardinals that are to be named alongside the Archbishop of Barcelona are the auxiliary bishop of San Salvador, Monsignor Gregorio Rosa Chávez; the Archbishop of Bamako, Jean Zarbo; the Archbishop of Stockholm, Anders Arborelius; and the Vicar Apostolic of Pakse, Louise-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, Efe news reported.

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:38

Rohani said ties with Washington were "a curvy road", saying he hoped the Trump administration will "settle down" so "we could pass more accurate judgments". A meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi underscored the kinship, with Trump saluting his counterpart on the April release of Egyptian-American charity worker Aya Hijazi, who had been detained in the country for almost three years.

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:34

The manifesto will be launched in Edinburgh and promises "never to support" Scotland leaving the United Kingdom, backing up the UK party manifesto unveiled last week by leader Jeremy Corbyn. "Dementia tax" was coined by another party and looks like it's going to stick, with the Conservative ad somewhat legitimising the unwanted term. That came just a day after the Ashford Conservative candidate Damian Green had ruled out any U-turn on the policy.

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:35

Tim Scott, R-S.C. "I do think that the special prosecutor provides a sense of calm and confidence perhaps for the American people, which is incredibly important". Comey is known to produce memos documenting especially sensitive or unsettling encounters, such as after the February meeting. "The "great pressure " taken off thing?" Rosenstein also told senators that he was "not aware" of a request Comey made for additional resources for the Russian Federation investigation shortly before his ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:34

The White House released a video detailing President Trumps current trip to the Middle East. While a lot will be written about whether Trump goes to the Western Wall and who accompanies him, what he says at Yad Vashem and whether he gives a speech at Masada, the optics of the trip are far less important than the substance.

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:28

Video of the couple arriving at an airport in Israel shows President Donald Trump reaching out to hold his wife's hand. In fact many deem Melania a "prisoner" in her own relationship. But the first couple's relationship has made headlines in recent months, in part due to their separate living situation, and also because of Melania Trump's elusive presence as first lady.

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:28

The White House did not respond immediately to a request for comment on J. Brien Comey's statements. The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats that firing the "nut job" Federal Bureau of Investigation director had relieved "great pressure" on him.

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:11

Melania was a few steps behind, and the president stretched out his hand backwards to take his wife's hand. Earlier, the first lady had to nudge the President to remind him to put his hand on his heart for the United States national anthem.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:59

Mark Warner of Virginia, said in a joint statement that "while we recognize Gen. Flynn's constitutional right to invoke the Fifth Amendment, we are disappointed he has chosen to disregard the committee's subpoena request for documents relevant and necessary to our investigation".

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:01

He noted that Malaysia was given the front row seats among more than 50 Muslim countries at the meeting. "Drive them out of your communities". Gulf Arab countries long have been suspicious about Iran, and the Obama administration's nuclear negotiations furthered their worries about Iran's regional intentions.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:52

However, news accounts have not accused Mr Trump of naming Israel as a source of the information. It wasn't clear what prompted the exchange, and the White House didn't immediately comment. Trump's visit made him the first sitting USA president to visit the wall, one of the region's holiest sites. The concessions included construction permits for Palestinians in sections of the West Bank that are under Israeli control, areas where Palestinians have previously been barred, officials said.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:53

The meeting saw a debate over the definition of "hacking". "The EC has the list of voters in the order in which they voted (form 17A)", the MLA said. Rubbishing the claim that the EVMs are tamper-proof, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said, in the affidavit submit by the Government in the Aadhaar case, it has mentioned that in today's world of technology, no machine is full proof which can not be tampered.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:48

Even as the fight to save Kulbhushan Jadhav, lodged in a Pakistan jail, rages on at the International Court, yet another Indian was arrested in Islamabad for not possessing travel documents. "None has the right to dictate us about our security", he said. So, Pakistan would treat him (Jadhav) according to law of the land, Pakistani media quoted Nisar as saying.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:46

OPEC is widely expected to prolong its supply curbs, and all producers are backing a nine-month extension, Saudi Arabia Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih said Saturday. Oil prices rose Friday, posting a second week of gains on growing expectations OPEC and other producing countries will agree at a meeting this week to extend crude output cuts.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:43

Over 4,000 French, UN, and Malian troops are stationed in five nations in the Sahel in West Africa, Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania, in France's Operation Barkhane created to crack down on jihadists. Macron is visiting France's largest overseas military mission and following up on his campaign promise that fighting terror would be a top priority.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:46

When Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, said Flynn would not be turning over the documents, the committee did what any good committee would do: It issued a congressional subpoena for the documents. The Intelligence Committee has been probing Russia's alleged meddling the 2016 election, including whether members of the Trump campaign had colluded with Russian officials to benefit their candidate.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:46

It was later revealed that Mr. Trump had asked Comey to stop the Bureau's investigation into Gen. Michael Flynn, who was briefly national security adviser and is now the subject of investigations into his ties with the Russian and Turkish governments.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:46

The long awaited conversation between Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz, Chairman the House oversight committee, and James Comey, former FBI Director, has finally happened. "There's been an bad lot written and said about it, but I don't even know that the Department of Justice has them". "We're certainly pursuing them, and I hope we find them sooner rather than later".

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:42

A spokesman for Ariana Grande , 23, said the singer was "okay". Hopkins said police are working with national counterterrorism experts to investigate the explosion. Evie Brewster, who attended the concert, told MailOnline : 'Ariana Grande had just finished her last song and left the stage when a huge explosion sounded.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:37

The latest missile tested uses solid fuel that allows for immediate firing, the state-run Korean Central News Agency said. It said the test would have provided more "meaningful data" for North Korea's missile programme, but further analysis was necessary to determine whether Pyongyang had mastered the technology needed to stop the warhead burning up on re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:38

Shortly after, it rejected an offer by Beijing to hold direct talks. At the time , Philippine President Duterte bluntly stated that complaining about China's maritime activities was pointless because no one could pressure China into halting them - a similar, if less tactful, sentiment to the one expressed by Duterte's foreign secretary at Thursday's meeting.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:24

Trump promised to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem while campaigning for president previous year. According to The Independent, Shmuel Rabinowitz, said on Israel Radio that he recited two psalms with the Trump. "There is no other way". Trump will stay in Sicily for the final two days of his trip for the G7 summit, where he will speak to USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allied servicemembers and their families.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:16

The White House said the visit was unofficial and private. "The majority of people in Israel, unlike the media, they love us, so we tell them how you are great, and they love you", she said, the Washington Post reported. Brenner predicted that Trump's efforts to placate the Saudis would not remove memories of his repeated attacks against the Islamic faith on the campaign trail a year ago.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:16

A journalist following the ever-expanding investigation into Trump's alleged ties to Russian Federation reported that Donald Trump and Melania went so far as to draw up divorce papers and agreed to a settlement, but those plans were scrapped after Trump won the election.

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:15

Another lawyer, Balaji Srinivasan, who is fighting for triple talaq victim Shayara Bano, has said that AIMPLB's decision is similar to the board accepting the undesirability of the triple talaq law. The elders of both families should step in and help solve the issue amicably, the resolution read. "If they [husband and wife] reach an amicable settlement before the pronouncement of the third divorce, then he has to retain her and restore the previous marriage", it said, adding that if the ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:00

Ailes death came less than a year after allegations of sexual harassment from almost a dozen women forced him to resign from the news network he'd founded some 20 years earlier. Sean Hannity also took to the microblogging site to mourn his old boss: "He has dramatically and forever changed the political and the media landscape singlehandedly for the better".Fox anchor Bill Hemmer, looking shaken, announced Ailes' death to his audience, ending his brief report by saying, softly, "Wow!" At ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 09:00

The reelection of Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran opens up a new opportunity for Armenia to implement its joint projects with the southern neighbor without delay, an expert in Iranian affairs, Vardan Voskanyan said today. "Maybe it will help if Saudi leaders let their people to decide over their country's fate by casting their vote". Shortly after his're-election', Rouhani praised the Iranian terror squad the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), despite criticising them whilst campaigning.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:55

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said economic and diplomatic pressure would continue to be applied to North Korea . North Korea has significantly speeded up its missile tests over the past year or so and appears to be making tangible progress toward developing an arsenal that poses a threat not only to South Korea and Japan - which together host about 80,000 US troops - but also toward an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the mainland United States.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:57

An inaugural celebration for Iowa's first female governor, Kim Reynolds, will be hosted by the Republican Party of Iowa June 2. Reynolds will fill out the remainder of the term and is expected to run for re-election as governor in 2018. "Iowa's extensive trade relationship with China has given Governor Branstad a front-seat view of the complexities of our country's broader trade and economic relationship with China and will provide him with the foundation to effectively advocate for USA ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:55

That could raise legal fights over whether those courts are the most convenient to hear the disputes, she said. TC Heartland , which does business under the name Heartland Food Products Group, was sued by Kraft after Kraft alleged Heartland's liquid water-enhancers infringe on Kraft's MiO line of water flavorings.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:53

But instead of laying the foundations for a presidential nomination, Zuckerberg says he is hoping to better understand "people's hopes and challenges, and how they're thinking about their work and communities", according to a Facebook status update on 22 May.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:54

Some of Mr Macron's backers welcomed the move while others expressed hostility to Mr Valls and suggested that he might suffer the humiliation of being rejected as a candidate. Let's hope Macron does much better. A record 11.5 percent of votes cast were either blank or spoiled, while a near-record total of 25.4 percent of registered voters abstained altogether, official figures showed.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:47

Why fire the missile at such a high altitude? Amid condemnation in Seoul, Tokyo, Washington and Moscow, a jubilant North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised more nuclear and missile tests and warned that his country's weapons could strike the US mainland and Pacific holdings.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:46

She was supposed to serve a 35-year sentence for leaking classified documents but former U.S. President Barack Obama pardoned her shortly before he left office. She made two suicide attempts in 2016. Manning remains on active duty status pending the conclusion of her appeals. Taxpayers have paid for her transgender hormone treatments while she's been locked up.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:50

The case has drawn massive media coverage, leading O'Neill to agree to select jurors in Pittsburgh , rather than Montgomery County, where Cosby will be tried starting on June 5. Cosby's lawyer said the disgraced comedian is "holding up fine" and "looking forward to getting a trial". Summary: The jury selection has begun for the Bill Cosby rape trial.