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by | May 15, 2017 | 18:32

It took at least two hours for firefighters to bring the blaze under control, and it burned for several hours afterwards, according to reports . The synagogue, which was designated a city landmark in 1967 , shut down in 2007, according to an interview with Rabbi Mandl Greenbaum published on the blog The Lo-Down.

by | May 15, 2017 | 18:22

The North's state-run propaganda Web site Uriminzokkiri claimed that North Korea policies that are hostile to fellow countrymen and intensify confrontation should be fundamentally eliminated. Moon also received similar congratulatory calls from Japanese and Indian leaders on Thursday. "The North Korean situation is a very, very unsafe one for South Korea, for Japan, frankly for China and for the rest of the world".

by | May 15, 2017 | 18:16

Theresa May and South Korea's new president have agreed the need for a "robust response" to Pyongyang's violations of United Nations resolutions. Together, they host tens of thousands of USA troops. China has been upset by the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system that was approved by Moon's conservative predecessor as a hedge against North Korea, placing Seoul in a hard spot between its closest military ally in Washington and its largest trading partner in Beijing.

by | May 15, 2017 | 18:16

China will also allow USA imports of beef no later than July 16, and the United States will issue a proposed rule to allow Chinese cooked poultry to enter U.S. "This should have been done years ago when it would have made a difference". US beef producers and financial firms will get more access to Chinese markets in exchange for chicken imports and a potential opening for Chinese banks.

by | May 15, 2017 | 18:17

The president said all the candidates were "highly respected, really talented people". After four months in office, US President Donald Trump has become distrustful of some of his White House staff, heavily reliant on a handful of family members and longtime aides, and furious that the White House's attempts to quell the firestorm over the FBI and congressional Russian Federation investigations only seem to add more fuel.

by | May 15, 2017 | 18:14

Leader Kim Jong Un was said to have witnessed the test and "hugged officials in the field of rocket research, saying that they worked hard to achieve a great thing", according to KCNA. "France calls on North Korea to conform immediately with its worldwide obligations and proceed to the dismantlement of its nuclear and ballistic program in a complete, verifiable and irreversible way", Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said in a statement.

by | May 15, 2017 | 18:02

The deal was signed Thursday by Russian Federation and Iran, who support the Assad regime, and Turkey, who backs the opposition. The channel added that the evacuation would continue for five days, but that rebels who chose to stay could do so if they registered with the government.

by | May 15, 2017 | 18:03

A Mother is also the first and the best friend for every son and daughter. It's a priceless gem to society when it's done well. The day is dedicated to the selfless contribution of mothers , as children try to do all that they can to pamper them.

by | May 15, 2017 | 17:45

Showing a gadget that he said was "similar to an EVM,", Bharadwaj claimed it takes 90 second to hack a EVM machines just by changing the motherboard. The demonstration was carried out by AAP leader Saurabh Bhardwaj. The "so-called" demonstration on "extraneous and duplicate gadgets" which are not owned by the EC "cannot be exploited to influence our intelligent citizens and electorate to assail or vilify the EVMs used by the Commission in its electoral process, it added".

by | May 15, 2017 | 17:42

However, there is a therapeutic-use exemption, meaning that an athlete can be on a doctor-prescribed steroid regimen and compete with the proper medical clearances. State Rep. Cesar Blanco said too many educators are pressured to teach to the test and students become stressed about state exams. Thursday is the last day for most bills that started in the House to win tentative approval, and HB 2899 would have needed to clear the State Affairs Committee on Monday to even have a chance to get ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 17:37

To follow the North Korea missile launch more closely, go to The New York Times . Despite the warning, there was no evidence that North Korea's presence at the summit, which runs until Monday, had affected participation. Just one day earlier, a senior North Korean diplomat said Pyongyang would be willing to talk with the United States about the two countries' disputes, under the right conditions.

by | May 15, 2017 | 17:35

G7 meetings began in the 1970s as informal gatherings for the most important global finance ministers to discuss pressing matters affecting their economies. A senior Japanese Finance Ministry official said pro-EU Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential election injected optimism into G-7 discussions on the world economy and financial markets.

by | May 15, 2017 | 17:21

The weapons are meant to bolster the Kurdish fighters as they set out to dislodge the caliphate from its "capital" of Raqqa . Syrian Defense Forces, led by Kurds, are poised to liberate the city, but it has created tensions with Turkey. er, I mean, for a longer asymmetric struggle. "The question now is what the United States can do to limit the damage to its relations with Turkey and how far the Turks will go in demonstrating their displeasure", said Howard Eissenstat, an associate ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 17:07

The National Front has two lawmakers in the outgoing parliament but hopes for dozens in June. Theresa May has sought to turn Emmanuel Macron's victory in France to her own electoral advantage, telling supporters that she needs a big mandate to match his.

by | May 15, 2017 | 17:05

Kim had also been working at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology , in agricultural development with its "experimental farm", the university said in a statement. The ambassador went on to claim that if the United States moves an inch towards North Korea, then they "are ready to turn to ashes any available strategic assets to the U.S".

by | May 15, 2017 | 17:08

Mr Netanyahu rejects the 1967 frontier as a baseline for border talks and rules out a partition of Jerusalem where Palestinians hope to establish a capital. In his comments, Abbas praised Trump for his "leadership", "courageous stewardship", "wisdom" and "great negotiating ability". And on the Palestinian side, Abbas is in a weak political position.

by | May 15, 2017 | 16:47

He originally endorsed Florida Sen. Florida, where President Trump also has frequently traveled since taking office, generally requires all parties to consent to taping, although there is an exception for taping in public places where the parties wouldn't have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the conversation.

by | May 15, 2017 | 16:41

The new protections for workers in the so-called "gig" economy, such as drivers for Uber and internet delivery firms, follow a review set up by the Prime Minister led by Matthew Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair. Admittedly, being the most worker-friendly Tory prime minister in history is a low bar to jump - May's claim that the Conservatives have always been the "true party" of workers is laughable.

by | May 15, 2017 | 16:43

Mr Trump has faced a backlash for dismissing Mr Comey on Tuesday. The scandal is the liberal establishment's coordinated conspiracy to falsely allege that Trump stole the presidency by colluding with Russian Federation. Trump said he would not talk about the existence of any tapes. By week's end, he was musing about cutting back on the White House's televised press briefings.

by | May 15, 2017 | 16:39

Following the ceremony and a review of the guard of honor, the 39-year-old Macron will go to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, at the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Elysees Avenue, a tradition followed by all his predecessors in France's modern history.

by | May 15, 2017 | 16:11

Police say they have arrested four activists for chaining themselves together to block the entrance to the county administration building in downtown Oakland. If President Trump thought he would get a break from news about protests just because the weekend's over, then he'll be disappointed to read the news on May 1.

by | May 15, 2017 | 16:10

Turkey views those Kurdish fighters in Syria as terrorists, or as allied with terrorists, due to their connection to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or the PKK militant group, which wants to carve out its own independent state within Turkey. Erdogan is expected to meet President Trump on May 16. "We'll work out any of the concerns", he said . Canikli said Turkey would take the diplomatic initiative to convince Washington "to do what friendship requires".

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:54

Labour can not now gain overall control of the council after losing early seats. It says Ruth Davidson's party is now ahead in 15 constituencies in Scotland and may defeat the SNP in parts of the country it previously regarded as unwinnable.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:11

Japanese officials say the missile flew for about 30 minutes, traveling about 800 kilometers (500 miles) and reaching an altitude of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles). Abe says "Japan is closely cooperating with the USA and South Korea and analyzing the situation as we firmly respond to the development". Sunday's missile test "points to a new threshold of capability potentially crossed", said Euan Graham, an expert on North Korea at Australia's Lowy Institute.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:06

The White House initially said Trump fired Comey on the recommendation of the two top officials at the Justice Department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Spicer declined to answer repeated questions from reporters about whether Trump tapes his phone calls or conversations with others - or whether there were recording devices in the room during the meeting with Comey.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:06

The professor added: "According to my estimates, tensions on the Korean Peninsula will remain in May and June for Pyongyang is highly likely to conduct another nuclear test during this period". But many South Koreans were voting against conservatives rather than for Moon, said Kang Won-taek, a professor of political science at Seoul National University.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:02

Police say the victims were randomly targeted by 49-year-old Peter Selis who was angry over a recent breakup and called his ex-girlfriend during the attack so she could hear him shooting strangers. The upscale complex is located near the University of California San Diego campus and the shooting rang out in what is normally a tranquil location.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:54

Uruguay holds the council presidency this month and its U.N. Mission said Sunday the closed consultations will be held on Tuesday afternoon. The North fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russian Federation on Sunday in a launch that Washington called a message to South Korea, days after its new president took office pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:52

Mission announced the closed consultations will be held on Tuesday afternoon. "As North Korea claimed that the U.S. mainland is within its striking range, I expect a tougher reaction from the USA and calls for further pressure and sanctions by the worldwide community", he said.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:54

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus defended the invitation as a needed cooperation in the fight against North Korea's nuclear threat. The White House disclosed the news on a day when Mr. Rights groups have warned Mr Duterte may be orchestrating a crime against humanity, with police and vigilantes committing mass murder. Senator Christopher S.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:42

It has a special responsibility to use its power with care and to support global efforts to resolve conflicts collectively and peacefully. "Britain deserves better than simply outsourcing our country's security and prosperity to the whims of the Trump White House".

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:36

The conversations were dominated by how to respond to North Korea's rapidly developing nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, which are in violation of U.N. Moon advocates dialogue and reconciliation with the North to defuse the situation and eventually lure it to negotiations. Moon's more conciliatory approach to North Korea adds to uncertainty in bilateral and trilateral cooperation with the United States, given Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's vocal support for Trump's increased pressure on ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:39

He was to be given a bio-chemical weapon such as a delayed-action radioactive or "nano-poisonous" substance which was to be used on Mr Kim at a public appearance, according to the reports . The Trump administration has said that all options, including military, remain on the table in dealing with North Korea, but that it is not pursuing a policy of regime change.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:27

The New York Times today reports that soon, Moon will send a delegation to Beijing for the specific goal of discussing the North Korean crisis. Trump told Moon that the North Korean nuclear issue was a complicated problem but one that could be resolved, the Blue House said in a statement.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:25

U.S. military bases in South Korea and Japan are vital to the CIA's intelligence-gathering efforts, which are aimed at getting a better understanding of North Korea's "unpredictable" leader Kim Jong-un. "Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement.