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Trump arrives in Bethlehem for Abbas meeting

Trump arrives in Bethlehem for Abbas meeting Their talks came with hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17, which Abbas referred to in his remarks after meeting Trump. Education Minister Naftali Bennett took the opportunity to tell Trump that with Israel celebrating 50 years since the war in which it took the eastern sector of Jerusalem from Jordan, "now's the time to recognise Jerusalem ". [Full Article...]

Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks Indeed, Trump has not referenced a "two-state solution" or a " Palestinian state " since he stepped foot on Israeli soil Monday afternoon, an omission which has raised hopes in the Israeli right-wing that Trump will not ultimately support either idea in his pursuit of a peace deal. [Full Article...]

White House Budget For 2018: Read The Full Plan

Trump promised. Part of the ritual of the budget dance in Washington , of course, is the opposition party declaring the president's budget to be "DOA - dead on arrival". Trump's plan, drawn up by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, lands as Trump's GOP allies in Congress are grappling with repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's health care law and looking ahead to a ... [Full Article...]

Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy

Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy The U.S. defense chief warned Friday that a military solution to the standoff with North Korea would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale", while the North vowed to rapidly strengthen its nuclear-strike capability as long as it faces a "hostile" U.S. [Full Article...]

Warriors, Spurs series filled with familiar story lines

Leonard arrived at Houston's Toyota Center with a noticeable limp. "It's short rest, so I assume he's going to be ready". "I think this one prepared us for the next one". Houston , who relied on their 3-point shooting to get this far, couldn't make shots from long-range, going 13 of 40. But from the Spurs' side, a completely healthy roster for the series' duration and a head start of 15 poin... [Full Article...]

Impeachment: A Primer on How a President Can Be Removed From Office

Those developments have led to lawmakers openly discussing impeachment proceedings, and are all but certain to increase even further the number of voters who support the option. Democrats responded to Curbelo's new distinction by pushing for him to take the next step, if he wants a distinction as a Republican getting out front of the matter. [Full Article...]

Texas Lawmaker Threatened With Lynching After Seeking Trump Impeachment

And an Independent expressed regret about having to even mention the fear-inducing noun. "This is not something to be taken lightly". So when Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, briefed reporters on Air Force One on Wednesday, he carefully quoted Trump, answering many questions with phrases like: "The president is confident". [Full Article...]

Gergen: 'We're in impeachment territory now'

Gergen: 'We're in impeachment territory now' Other Democrats have repeatedly echoed their thoughts. With these words, Barbara Jordan, the first Southern African-American woman to hold a seat in the U.S. "Every other week Republicans wanted to impeach Obama". Second, the president would face trial in the Senate. One of the men arrested by police was James McCord Jr, security chief of the Committee to Re-elect President Richard Nixon . [Full Article...]

GOP lawmaker raises option of impeaching Trump over Comey

President Putin deployed his trademark sarcasm on Wednesday to make clear he thought the accusation that Trump had divulged secrets absurd. It is not exaggerating to compare the latest Donald Trump scandals to Watergate, which led to the resignation of President Nixon, the Washington Post reporter who broke the story says . [Full Article...]

Former PM John Howard slams Scott Morrison over bank tax

Former PM John Howard slams Scott Morrison over bank tax The 2017/18 budget projects a return to balance in 2020/21, improving from a deficit of $29.4 billion to a projected surplus of $7.4 billion within four years. "This is the bank's contribution to the budget fix task; it's something that happens in the United Kingdom and Europe and brings Australia in line with other jurisdictions". [Full Article...]

Pa. senator: GOP striving for middle ground on Medicare expansion

Pa. senator: GOP striving for middle ground on Medicare expansion Under this legislation , insurance companies are prohibited from denying coverage on the basis of a pre-existing condition; they are banned from rescinding coverage based on a pre-existing condition; and prevented from raising premiums on individuals with pre-existing conditions who maintain continuous coverage. [Full Article...]

A Basic Guide to Iran's 2017 Presidential Election

Rouhani was a key player in the 2015 deal with the USA and world powers to curtail Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, and has overseen a period of growing normalization of relations with the West. If turnout among Iran's 56 million eligible voters is low, analysts said Rouhani could struggle to win a majority Friday. Trump and America have figured prominently in Iran's pr... [Full Article...]

'It's Falling Out Of The Trees,' Former Prosecutor Says Of Obstruction Evidence

Flynn has sought immunity from the House and Senate Intelligence Committees , with his lawyer saying in a statement in March that, "General Flynn certainly has a story to tell , and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit". [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton retains respect for Sebastian Vettel after Spain battle

Vettel leads the points and either he or Hamilton will look for their second Spanish Grand Prix wins, while if Bottas turns in another start like he did in Russian Federation, he could well extend that streak of variety to 11 drivers in 11 years. [Full Article...]

World's biggest cyberattack hits 150 countries, the threat is 'escalating'

World's biggest cyberattack hits 150 countries, the threat is 'escalating' The kingdom ranked the 20th in Symantec - Internet Security Threat survey while the emirates came at the 26th spot globally. Microsoft criticized governments for stockpiling secret exploits of computer systems, calling the ongoing WannaCry ransomware attack a "wake-up call". [Full Article...]

Liberals win tight poll in Canada's British Columbia, lose majority

A recount is ensured in the riding of Courtney-Comox on Vancouver Island because the NDP is hanging on by only nine votes. "What a historic day for British Columbia", he said. Her move targets US miners, such as Cloud Peak Energy Inc which ships out of Vancouver, because environmental opposition along the US West Coast has blocked export terminals there. [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer in the Hot Seat as Trump Fumes Over Comey Backlash

Sean Spicer refused to answer any questions concerning Trump's early morning tweet rant about Comey, Russia, and press leaks. "All previously scheduled", White House communications director Mike Dubke told CNN . David Jackson, the White House reporter for the Chicago Tribune: "Does President Trump believe Comey when he says that President Obama did not authorize these wiretaps?" "[Spicer] ... [Full Article...]

Experts predict instability in the legislature after BC election

VICTORIA-British Columbia's upstart Green party achieved the historic political breakthrough they were looking for on Tuesday, winning three seats and holding the balance of power as no party won enough seats to form a majority government. They said Trans Mountain would be the most immediate casualty, with a knock-on effect on heavy oil producers. The Green vote, which accounted for 16.74 per ce... [Full Article...]

Russian FM Lavrov praises Trump and Tillerson after talks

The ex-intelligence officials raised questions after photos of Trump's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were posted online by the Tass news agency. McCabe said he couldn't comment on what Comey might or might not have told the president, but that it's not standard practice to inform someone that they are not a target. [Full Article...]

Trump and the pravda: The conflicting Comey cover-up

White House officials offered a somewhat different version Wednesday of how Trump came to fire Comey, casting his decision as one that reflected an "erosion of confidence" that had always been in the making. "That said, knowing Jim Comey and his reputation, I think you're going to see the same Jim Comey testifying publicly before Congress as we've seen before". [Full Article...]


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