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Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural
- May 27, 2017

If NATO allies were nervous about the United States' commitment to Europe's security before, they must be fuming now. "We agreed on many areas, first and foremost on counterterrorism", Tusk said after the one-hour meeting. The subject of Russian Federation did not come up in a broader meeting between United States and European officials, said Michael Anton, a spokesman for the National Security Council. (more...)
Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go
- May 26, 2017

On Trump's global tour, his handshake was first challenged (and defeated) by the president of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, but on Thursday morning the newly appointed president of France, Emmanuel Macron , made Trump's hand pay for what it's done. (more...)
Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks
- May 25, 2017

Spokesman Sean Spicer said the president was being kept up to date on the blast by his national security team. Introducing President Trump, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud described their mutual foe Iran as the source of terrorism they must confront together. (more...)
Donald Trump hails Vatican meeting with Pope Francis as 'an honour'
- May 25, 2017

Trump will be the 13th president to visit the Vatican and, as part of his tour, he will view the Sistine Chapel. Thanks to Pope Francis and the US first lady, a traditional Slovenian dish is hitting the headlines. Pope Francis gave Trump a split medallion held together by an olive tree, which his interpreter told Trump is "a symbol of peace". "I hope you do", Trump said. (more...)
Trump Did Not Once Mention a Palestinian State
- May 25, 2017

US President Donald Trump extended his hand to First Lady Melania Trump after the couple arrived in Israel on Monday, but she swatted it away. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Palestinians Tuesday after their leader condemned the Manchester attack that they must end a law ensuring payments to suicide bombers if they are serious about combating terrorism. (more...)
North Korea celebrates longest-range ballistic missile test North Korea celebrates longest-range ballistic missile test
- May 25, 2017

Experts said Sunday's successful launch signals major advances in developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, such as mastery of re-entry technology and better engine performance. Without mentioning US, Putin said that "intimidating North Korea is unacceptable". State media paraphrased North Korea's leader as saying that "the most ideal weapon systems in the world will never become the eternal exclusive property of the US", warning that "the USA should not. (more...)
Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget
- May 24, 2017

It cuts the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program - or food stamps - by more than $190 billion over ten years, starting with $4.6 billion in 2018. Some of these would receive funding in 2018 as part of a phase-out plan, The Hill reported . That decrease includes a re-shaping of the way some countries receive military aid from the United States. (more...)
Iranians react to President Hassan Rouhani reelection victory
- May 23, 2017

Iran, alongside Russian Federation, is a key supporter of Assad, in power for 17 years and engaged in a devastating six-year war against a multitude of rebel and jihadist forces. In his first televised message after the victory, President Rouhani praised Iranians who, in his words, had said No to returning to the past. As the results of the Iran vote were announced, Trump was beginning his first foreign trip as US president, arriving in Saudi Arabia. (more...)
Oil rises on expectations of extended, possibly deeper, output cut
- May 23, 2017

OPEC will likely agree to extend production cuts for another nine months, delegates said on Tuesday as the oil producer group meets this week to debate how to tackle a global glut of crude. Price of the Brent crude oil at the London ICE (InterContinental Exchange Futures) rose $0.42 to trade at $54.03. Rising production from non-OPEC and some OPEC countries like Libya and Nigeria not included in the agreement is overwhelming cut backs made by Saudi Arabia , Russia and Middle East ... (more...)
Single Coalition Wins All Seats in Tehran City Council Single Coalition Wins All Seats in Tehran City Council
- May 22, 2017

Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate cleric who spearheaded a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, said Iranians had chosen the "path of engagement" and rejected extremism after he took 57 percent of the vote against 38 percent for hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi. (more...)
Video shows sea lion snatching girl from Canadian pier
- May 22, 2017

The crowd at the harbor had been feeding the male sea lion and a College student Michael Fujiwara was recording the exchange between the animal and people. "The sea lion actually attracted a lot of attention from the visitors there, including the young girl". Eventually the sea lion got pissed off and snatched the girl by the dress to pull her into the water. (more...)
Iran's Zarif urges Trump to discuss avoiding another 9/11 with Saudis Iran's Zarif urges Trump to discuss avoiding another 9/11 with Saudis
- May 22, 2017

Iran's foreign minister suggested that the president's flattering rhetoric toward the Saudis in the address was a result of dealmaking between the USA and Saudi Arabia. President Trump while in Saudi Arabia is getting "concrete commitments" from Persian Gulf leaders to end radical Islamic terrorism but is not pressing the issue of human rights violations in the regions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday. (more...)
Iran reformist drops out of election, supports Rouhani
- May 20, 2017

Jahanigir is part of the president's inner circle and was universally regarded as a "support" candidate for Rouhani. During the previous presidential election in June 2013, Hassan Rouhani garnered 50.7 percent of a total of over 36 million votes. (more...)
Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit: Sturgeon Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit: Sturgeon
- May 19, 2017

The First Minister's proposals to keep Scotland in the single market after Brexit were rejected out of hand by the UK Government in December but Ms Sturgeon believes victory at the polls will give a mandate to her plans. Tory deputy leader Jackson Carlaw said: "Her position on Europe has descended into complete chaos". The SNP leader said: "They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". (more...)
Controversial Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke says he's taking Homeland Security post Controversial Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke says he's taking Homeland Security post
- May 19, 2017

The move, unconfirmed by the department, drew a mixed response from law-enforcement officials. Clarke said in an interview on WISN-AM on Wednesday that he had taken a job as assistant secretary and would start in June. He has been called "a wild-card", "outspoken and polarizing", and "a conservative firebrand", by the Associated Press, which also noted that Clarke has called himself "one of those bare-knuckle fighters". (more...)
General election 2017: Scotland's political leaders step up their campaigns
- May 18, 2017

She added that many Scots were angry that their Remain vote had been "assimilated" by the SNP and turned into a "proxy vote" for independence. And this is where we'll be until June 8th and most likely for some time after that, two entrenched camps - unionist and nationalist - shouting at one another about the constitution. (more...)
Kim Jong-un Claims New Missile Can Reach Mainland US Kim Jong-un Claims New Missile Can Reach Mainland US
- May 18, 2017

Pundits believe Pyongyang's latest provocation will provide a hard litmus test for South Korea's newly-elected President Moon Jae-in. The envoys will meet with high-ranking officials to explain the new South Korean government's policy plans and exchange opinions on how to develop bilateral relations, the presidential Blue House office said. (more...)
Sunny, dry and warmer for Mother's Day Sunny, dry and warmer for Mother's Day
- May 16, 2017

The warmth really kicks in on Tuesday and Wednesday as surface high pressure sets up across the southeastern US coast. Monday: Skies will be mostly sunny with a warming trend continuing. A low around 64 is expected Sunday night , with mostly clear skies and winds coming from the south at 5 to 15 miles per hour while gusting to as high as 20 miles per hour. (more...)
Pleasant and sunny Mother's Day Weekend Pleasant and sunny Mother's Day Weekend
- May 16, 2017

Partly cloudy skies and warm weather is expected on Wednesday with highs in the upper 80s. Tuesdaywill be sunny. The high will be 86, after a morning low of 59. Fri: High: 79 Low: 64 Partly cloudy, scattered showers/storms. Wed: High: 85 Low: 62 Sunny. breezy. Highs on both days will be in the mid to upper 60s. (more...)
A warm, mainly dry weather expected for Mother's Day weekend A warm, mainly dry weather expected for Mother's Day weekend
- May 16, 2017

Southeast winds 5 to 10 miles per hour in the evening, becoming light and variable. A few more clouds around by Wednesday , and likely our first 90° day of the year. Overnight lows from Monday night through Saturday night will be in the mid-60s. THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures will be around for Thursday night with a low temperature of 62 degrees. (more...)