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by | May 12, 2017 | 08:35

Ismail Haniya has been elected as the new leader of Hamas's political bureau, according to the Palestinian movement's news agency. Considered a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union, Hamas has taken steps in recent days that are seen as a bid to ease its worldwide isolation while not alienating hardliners within the movement.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:26

The Treasurer also promised a "one-stop shop" for customer complaints aganst the banks called the Australian Financial Complaints Authority. 'While such a levy has been put in place in other countries such as the United Kingdom, typically this was in the years soon after the financial crisis and in countries which required bank sector recapitalisations, ' Mr Triggs said in a note.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:17

However, leading banking analyst Brian Johnson has doubts that the banks will be able to pull this off again. The ABA works with government, regulators and other stakeholders to improve public awareness and understanding of the industry's contribution to the economy and to ensure Australia's banking customers continue to benefit from a stable, competitive and accessible banking industry.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:14

The C919 was built by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) with China Eastern Airlines as the launch customer. Kevin McAllister, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, expressed his congratulations on behalf of Boeing for the C919's successful debut flight.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:13

One potential investor, Sophie Xing, said a "very important" factor in her decision to attend Sunday's event was the fact the project was a Kushner Companies investment and that Trump's son-in-law's sister would be in Shanghai. Steven Fulop, the city's mayor, announced in a Facebook post on Sunday that he opposes Kushner Companies' request for a tax abatement. "You would think if they are going to take part in a marketing event for one of their properties, that they would want to see ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:11

That vote was 49-51, with three Republicans-Susan Collins of Maine, Lindsey Graham of SC, and Jon McCain of Arizona-joining Democrats in voting "no". In a rare win for environmentalists since President Donald Trump took office, the Senate defeated Wednesday an attempted GOP-led rollback of an Obama-era methane gas rule.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:10

June 2014: A North Korean working at a timber firm in the Khabarovsk territory of far-eastern Russian Federation is "corrupted and bribed " by CIA and South Korean intelligence agents. The US is said to be lending its expertise to the plan. Earlier this year, Kim Jong-un's half brother, Kim Jong-nam, was killed with the banned nerve agent VX at Kuala Lumpur worldwide airport.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:10

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe was scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee at an annual hearing on worldwide threats. He said he did it because she had recently generated adverse headlines by having a meeting with ex-President Bill Clinton on an airport runway. "There is no one I have encountered in Clintonworld who views this as a positive development", Jennifer Palmieri, the campaign's former communications director, told The Times .

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:08

Lavrov is the highest-ranking Russian official to meet Trump since he took office on January 20. And in a surprise, Trump greeted the media with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger . Trump's firing of Comey has sparked new calls for an independent probe into Russia's role in last year's USA presidential election, despite his administration's assertion that Comey is being replaced because of the way he handled the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:01

Russian Federation and Iran - two of the plan's three sponsors - are key allies of President Bashar Assad's government and both are viewed as foreign occupation forces by his opponents. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ISIS fighters withdrew from Tabqa and the nearby dam after reaching an agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces to leave.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:54

The President met behind closed doors this afternoon with acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe , but no readout of the meeting was provided to the white House pooler. Soon after receiving the letter, Trump dismissed Comey . Three U.S. officials say Comey told lawmakers that he had recently asked the Justice Department for more money for the bureau's investigation into Russia's election meddling.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:32

On Tuesday evening, Lavrov arrived in Washington on a three-day working visit. After Tillerson visited Putin and Lavrov in Moscow on April 12, Trump said flatly, "Right now we're not getting along with Russian Federation at all". Russian Federation wants the elimination of those and election-related sanctions imposed by Obama. Two days ago, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, whose agency is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and the ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:26

A year seven pupil sent an anonymous letter to headteacher Chris Hildrew, arguing fidget spinners "are a disruption to me and other people in my class" and students are "queuing up" to use them. Research shows that when students are under-stimulated, they become restless and may act out as they feel to need to increase stimulation and physical comfort levels, affecting their ability to focus in the classroom.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:21

Instead, they tried to awaken him on their own. They hovered over him for a number of hours. The fraternity member who called 911 the next morning told the dispatcher that the victim was breathing and admitted that alcohol was involved. The brothers poured liquid on Piazza's face to try to wake him up, slapped him in the face, and struck his bruised abdomen. While they argued, another student could be seen in the background of the video falling down a flight of stairs.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:21

Indeed, between the last two polls, more voters in the May survey said that Trump is not honest, does not care about average Americans, is not level headed and does not share their values. This is not the first time that Quinnipiac has conducted a poll asking respondents to say the first word that comes to mind when the name of a politician is mentioned.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:05

Moon said he also hopes to meet Xi at an early date and Xi formally invited Moon to visit Beijing , the statement said. Moon advocates a less confrontational policy. The South's president additionally dove straight into Beijing's disapproval of Seoul and Washington's move to deploy an American anti-missile system, THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), on South Korean soil.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:03

Germany has already said that it won't allow Turkish residents in Germany to vote in any referendum on re-instituting the death penalty; other European countries are looking to follow suit . " We will not give permission for something we are not obligated to do, and whose content we absolutely reject, for example, the death penalty ", she added.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:01

Tim Allen's sitcom has been canceled by ABC after six seasons. Manliness aside, EW notes that Last Man Standing has been "on the bubble" since it premiered in 2011, but its mediocre ratings finally caught up with it. Though Last Man Standing was cancelled, reruns can still be seen in syndication on Freeform and CMT. Nancy Travis, Hector Elizondo, Jonathan Adams, Christoph Sanders, Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Ephraim, Amanda Fuller, Jordan Masterson and Flynn Morrison also starred.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:02

You may have two years where you'll ... you understand the expression "prime the pump"? "I'm not playing...you know, I wasn't playing chess or poker or anything else", Trump said. Other Twitter users also piled in, coming up with other things the 45th president could have invented. The economic sense dates to a Wall Street Journal article in 1933, according to Merriam-Webster.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:57

Growth in the euro area will be slightly stronger this year than previously forecast, the European Commission said, adding that some risks to the outlook have eased. The state of public finances in euro zone countries is generally improving, as the Commission expects debts and deficits to go down as a proportion of the bloc's gross domestic product ( GDP ), but problems remain in some countries.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:59

Faqha was shot dead on March 24 near his house in Gaza City. Hamas recently executed three men it accused of collaboration with Israel. Israel has not commented on the killing. He was sentenced to nine life terms but was released into the Gaza Strip as one of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners that Israel let go in exchange for soldier Gilad Shalit.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:55

A few hundred protesters lined up Thursday along Manhattan's West Side Highway to jeer Donald Trump's motorcade as he made his first trip home to NY since becoming president of the United States. In this May 4, 2017 , photo, President Donald Trump meets with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aboard the USS Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier docked in the Hudson River in New Yor.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:56

As well as clouding efforts to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions, the THAAD deployment has also led to recriminations from Beijing against South Korean companies. The missile test was carried amid China's vociferous protests over THAAD interceptor missiles in South Korea. The deployment of the THAAD system was agreed on by Park's administration a year ago after North Korea conducted a long-range rocket launch that put an object into space.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:47

Macron's defeated presidential rival Marine Le Pen has also signalled a need to adapt. The final, run-off election took place two weeks after 11 candidates competed in the first round of the presidential election. However, he will need to build support in the French legislature where his movement now has no representation. "I understand the anger that many of you have expressed", Macron told supporters after his win Sunday.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:44

Newly appointed Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced that his agency will introduce "regulatory flexibility" for the National School Lunch program. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, school food requirements cost school districts and states an additional $1.22 billion in 2015. These loosened restrictions are for federally funded school lunch programs.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:41

Below are some numbers that help to contextualize the conflict, which has proved itself to be one of the most costly in US history - not just in terms of dollars, but also in lives. When a journalist reminded him that the larger, "and more malignant" issue in Afghanistan was Taliban, not ISIS, Spicer said: "Multiple missions [are] going on to confront those multiple things ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:40

At 8:26 a.m., the U.S. Department of Energy's Richlands Operations Office activated the emergency operations center at Hanford. It just so happened that this hole - a "subsidence of soil" according to the Energy Department - had appeared above a concrete tunnel with radioactive equipment stored inside.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:37

A subpoena has been issued demanding documents from Donald Trump's former national security adviser relating to Russia's alleged interference in the U.S. Missing some content? Care to comment? The Flynn subpoena also comes one day before the committee is scheduled to hold an annual hearing with the heads of the various government intelligence agencies to discuss worldwide threats.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:36

Instead, Trump chose to play up former director of national intelligence James Clapper's acknowledgement during the same hearing that he was not aware of any evidence of collusion between the president and Russian Federation, which American intelligence has concluded tried to sway the United States election in Trump's favor.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:38

The SDF, a US-backed group dominated by YPG but which also contains Arab elements, hailed the move and said that receiving U.S. arms and military equipment would "hasten the defeat" of the Daesh. "It's the only North Atlantic Treaty Organisation country that confronts an insurgency in its own ground from the PKK, and we will work very closely with Turkey in support of their security on their southern border", Mattis said at a news conference in Lithuania .

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:38

A majority would provide Macron with a decent chance of implementing a blueprint for lower state spending, higher investment and reform of the tax, labour and pensions systems. But he has the backing of Europe. After warmly welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump appeared to confirm that it is "chemistry" between world leaders, more than ideology, that counts for him.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:32

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by | May 12, 2017 | 06:30

The media outlet described the request for records of people who worked with Flynn as a "significant escalation" in the FBI's probe into possible ties between Moscow and Trump campaign officials. Attorney's Office in Alexandria, Virginia. In March, the committee rejected Flynn's request for immunity if he testified before the committee. Trump announced his dismissal-just days after Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the FBI's investigation into Russian interference ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:33

Trump "raised the possibility of broader cooperation on resolving conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere ", according to a White House statement. "You're kidding. You're kidding" as he posed on Wednesday for photographs with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The New York Times reported Wednesday that, just days before the firing, Comey had requested more resources from the federal government for the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:31

And President Trump is making America great again". "A respected Supreme Court justice: Confirmed". Barely 100 days into President Trump's first term, his campaign has already launched a television ad seeking to the lay the groundwork for a second one.