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Netanyahu greets Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'


Orban, his wife Aniko Levai, and Hungary's Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto landed in the Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday evening and were welcomed by Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis. Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the United States, speaks at an event in Detroit, Monday, June 4, 2018. Orban also said that the close ties between his government and Netanyahu's was because both are led by "patriots". Read More »

About 14 percent of children aged 5-17 reunited, U.S. says


With one week left on a court-ordered deadline to reunite children and parents separated by United States immigration officials, government lawyers reported on Thursday that 364 of some 2,500 families with children aged 5 and older have been brought back together. Read More »

Please Enjoy This Fifth Birthday Photo Of Your Future Ruler Prince George

He said: 'It was a privilege to take this photograph of Prince George , and I am delighted that the Duke and Duchess have chosen to share it. George and sister Princess Charlotte and a clutch of other kids watched over by mum Duchess Kate wore themselves out running around and playing on the grass at one of his father's charity polo matches on June 10, in Gloucester. Read More »

INTERNATIONAL - Trump offers meeting requests to Rouhani: Iran


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani received eight requests from his USA counterpart for a meeting, presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi announced on Wednesday. Trump has said he is open to talks on a new deal with Iran that goes beyond its nuclear programme to include its regional behaviour and missile defences. Read More »

Parkland school shooting: Father of two survivors killed in Florida store


The father of four, Ayub Ali, was forced into the back office of his store by the robber, who took money from the cash register and left, according to NBC Miami . "He [met] everyone with a smile". He encouraged his daughter to travel to Washington for the " March for Our Lives" rally in the wake of the PArkland attack to advocate for stricter gun control laws, Elama Ali told CNN . Read More »

Trump 'secretly recorded discussing payment to Playboy model'


Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani has maintained that the tape will prove that Trump did not know about the nature of any payment to Karen McDougal or for her story. Trump's lawyers asking to remove the privilege designation from the recording means that the government now has access to it as part of the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York's probe into Cohen. Read More »

Brexit minister says European Union payoff dead without trade deal

Party president Mary Lou McDonald described their meeting as a "very challenging one", and accused Mrs May of "coming to pick a fight with Ireland and to pick a fight with the European Union". May arrived in Northern Ireland Thursday and met with Democratic Unionist Party head Arlene Foster for a tour of a ceramics factory. "The notion of a hard border is nearly inconceivable, a seamless border must continue". Read More »

Iran’s Khamenei: ‘Negotiations with USA useless’

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday said that any negotiation with the United States to solve the existing mutual problems is an "obvious mistake", official IRNA news agency reported. "I have reiterated that we can not rely on the American words and even their signature, therefore, negotiations with them are fruitless", he was quoted as saying. Read More »

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Warns Of Russian Interference In Upcoming Votes


President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security secretary failed to go against her boss' comments defending the "fine people" who were part of the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally. Her solutions included "partnership", "counter-messaging", and finding a "different way to communicate their message across in a non-violent way". Nielsen's comments follow FBI Director Chris Wray's assertion Tuesday night that " Russia attempted to interfere with the last election and that ... Read More »

North Korea Agrees to Send War Remains Home


It came as tensions on the Korean Peninsula had escalated to one of the highest levels, following the North Korea's ballistic missile tests. "Also discussions are carrying and they're going very, very well ", Trump told reporters . While this was part of the deal agreed by Trump and Kim in Singapore, progress on other issues has been less evident. The day marks the 65th anniversary of the signing of the armistice for the Korean War. Read More »

Will Turkey Hold Its Ground In Supporting Iran Amid Pressure From US?


Iran has demanded financial concessions from Europe to compensate for losses caused by Washington's renewed sanctions. As part of the withdrawal, Trump also promised "the highest level of economic sanctions" against Iran - including punishment for any nation that helps Iran with nuclear development. Read More »

Video shows deadly shooting over parking spot


In a news conference addressing the incident, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri spoke about the "Stand Your Ground" law . "I'm not saying I agree with it, but I don't make that call", Gualtieri said during a press conference. "There's been no update or change", Gross said. He later died at a local hospital. But Gualtieri said Drejka told deputies that he was he was in fear of being attacked again. Read More »

Al Sharpton Says His Meeting With Michael Cohen Sends ‘Signal’ to Trump


The discussion, Giuliani said, involved their intention "to reimburse AMI for what they laid out and to do it by check, properly recorded". The recording - which was made shortly before the presidential election - was seized during an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on Cohen's office in April, the Times reported , citing lawyers and others familiar with the recording. Read More »

Justice Dept. releases FISA documents on Carter Page

Republicans alleged the Federal Bureau of Investigation had abused its surveillance powers and improperly obtained the warrant, a charge that Democrats rebutted as both sides characterized the documents in different ways. He blamed Trump for making public House Republicans' initial memo about the FISA applications, a move by Trump that the congressman called "nakedly political and self-interested, and created to to (sic) interfere with the Special Counsel's investigation". Read More »

South Korean Shipwreck 'Discovery' Ignites Controversy And Confusion


It's claimed to be the sizable, heavily armored cruiser, the Dmitrii Donskoi , which ABC News notes sunk during the 1904-5 Russo-Japanese war. He said the company will unveil details about what it has found in the boxes at a press conference next week, and it plans to contract a Chinese salvage company to recover the wreck. Read More »

DOJ plans to alert public to foreign operations targeting US democracy


At the Aspen Forum on Thursday, a Microsoft executive said that Russian military intelligence, known as the GRU, has targeted at least three candidates running for election this year. A foreign influence operation will be publicly disclosed "only when the government can attribute those activities to a foreign government with high confidence", it said. Read More »

Fox warns European Union leaders over potential impact of no deal…


Mr Barnier was speaking shortly after Mrs May issued a challenge to Brussels to "evolve" its negotiating position in response to the publication of her Brexit blueprint. Davies has submitted a letter of no confidence in the PM to the chair of the backbench 1922 Committee over her " unacceptable " post-Brexit trade deal, according to the Yorkshire Post . Read More »

Suspected gunman 'holding hostages' inside Los Angeles supermarket


A suspect being pursued by police crashed his vehicle, got out and ran into the store on Hyperion Avenue around 3:30 p.m., LAPD Officer Mike Lopez told CNN. "Please stay clear of the area". The pictures also show a heavy police presence in the area. Aerial footage from local TV stations NBC Los Angeles and CBS Los Angeles showed people leaving a store window using a rope ladder and police carrying children to safety through a parking lot in the city's Silver Lake neighborhood. Read More »

Turkey condemns Israel for controversial Jewish state law


Benny Begin, son of former Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin, the founder of Netanyahu's ruling Likud party, was one of those who abstained from voting, warning of the party's growing disconnect from human rights. The law strips Arabic of its designation as an official language, downgrading it to "special status ", and says advancing Jewish settlement is a national interest. Read More »

Trump rips Fed again for hiking interest rates


A top Federal Reserve official, meanwhile, warned the trade war could hurt the USA economy. Donald Trump has threatened to hit all imports from China with high tariffs. "I'm not thrilled ", he said. I don't really - I am not happy about it. I put a very good man in the Fed. "I would have a higher stock market right now". Read More »

Australian nun to appeal deportation order in Philippines


Taule said in a mix of Tagalog and English. In June her deportation was halted when justice secretary Menardo Guevarra said immigration authorities used the wrong procedure to expel her. The BI said Sister Patricia's missionary visa was supposed to be exclusively for missionary work within her community in Quezon City. "But they are not allowed to engage in any political activity", Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. Read More »

North Korea branded as worst offender of modern-day slavery


Dr. Jang said that many North Koreans don't even realize that they were being enslaved. In its new report , Walk Free Foundation is still using the 40.3 million figure, but says that improvements in its methodology mean it can estimate country-level figures more accurately than ever before: it now estimates that in the United States 403,000 people - or 1 in every 800 - are living in modern slavery , seven-times higher than it previously believed. Read More »

Russian FM demands release of citizen detained in US


Trump mentioned Coats by name in his Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin , then sided with Putin's "powerful" denial of election meddling over Coats' admonition that Russia interfered and there were warning lights flashing red. Read More »

Myanmar army made 'systematic' Rohingya crackdown plan


According to United Nations reports , in the months up to January 2018 nearly 690,000 Rohingya escaped or were driven out of Rakhine and sought refuge in Bangladesh as refugees to escape continuing attacks. The government has denied visas to a United Nations delegation tasked with investigating alleged abuses and barred Professor Yanghee Lee, the UN's rights envoy to Myanmar, from entering the country, claiming that she has made "biased, one-sided and unfair accusations". Read More »

Spanish court drops extradition request for former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont


A German court ruled a week ago that Puigdemont could be extradited to Spain to face a separate charge for misuse of public funds. In December, he had dropped European warrants against Puigdemont and other former members of Catalonia's separatist executive, arguing Belgium - where they had fled to - could potentially reject some of the charges in the warrant. Read More »