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Author: 0 China reports progress on South China Sea code of conduct

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) approved a draft framework for a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea on Thursday. Before Friday's talks, ASEAN, a regional grouping of Southeast Asian nations, had been working toward a multilateral solution - primarily through negotiating a code of conduct.

World Trump Made 'Horrendous Error' in Israel — WashPost
Author: 0 Trump Made 'Horrendous Error' in Israel — WashPost

And the Middle East remains unpredictable, especially in the longer term. Her boss, President George W. Bush, flew from Israel to Saudi Arabia the following year. But State Department records show that then-Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice flew from Saudi Arabia to Israel in 2007. Asked if Trump would apologize to Israeli officials for sharing Israeli intelligence with Russian officials earlier this month, Tillerson responded, " I don't know that there's anything to apologize for ".

World Trump administration flip flops on location of Western Wall
Author: 0 Trump administration flip flops on location of Western Wall

Trump pressed his right hand against the wall and closed his eyes, seemingly in prayer. On Monday afternoon, Trump became the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism. The Trump administration had said ahead of the president's trip that he wouldn't recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a pledge he made during the campaign.

World Trumps' Hand-Holding Miss Is Dissected on Internet
Author: 0 Trumps' Hand-Holding Miss Is Dissected on Internet

Hand-slapping incident aside, it seems Melania Trump really does care about her husband - or at least about how he looks in the news. Check out the footage of the cool move below. Israeli publication Haaretz tweeted the moment was "embarrassing". The video which is getting viral suggests things aren't going so great between the couple.

World Death threats may prompt Kanter to become US citizen
Author: 0 Death threats may prompt Kanter to become US citizen

Kanter's Turkish passport was canceled, he announced on Twitter on Saturday as he was being detained in Romania . Had he returned to Turkey, Kanter may have been subject to imprisonment or worse. It worked. #FreeEnes spread across social media. Russell Westbrook shot him texts. Fans Kanter has never met offset death threats with pleas to adopt the 6-foot-11, 245-pounder.

World Will issue advisory against triple talaq, AIMPLB tells SC
Author: 0 Will issue advisory against triple talaq, AIMPLB tells SC

In an affidavit, the AIMPLB said that it had made a decision to issue an advisory through its website, publications and social media platforms asking " qazis " to tell a bridegroom at the time of the execution of " Nikahnama " (marriage contract) that they would not resort to "three divorces in one sitting" in case of differences as it was an "undesirable practice in Shariat".

Author: 0 Firing 'nut job' James Comey took off pressure, says Donald Trump

Comey agreed to the public hearing at the tail end of a week that was filled with blockbuster revelations about the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's relationship with the president. In closed-door meetings with lawmakers on Thursday and Friday, Rosenstein said he wrote the memo after Trump told him one day before the May 9 firing that he wanted to dismiss Comey.

World Nicola Sturgeon SAVAGED by Ruth Davidson during furious TV debate
Author: 0 Nicola Sturgeon SAVAGED by Ruth Davidson during furious TV debate

Davidson accused the SNP leader of "duping" the people of Scotland, referencing her promise during last year's elections in Holyrood to not demand a vote unless there is popular support for it. "Don't come on one of your announced visits, come in the middle of any day to any ward ... and see what we're up against". The panel also included Ukip's David Coburn and Greens chief Patrick Harvie, the only one to insist that education is not an issue at this vote.

Author: 0 Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani was still celebrating his resounding re-election victory on Saturday when he came under pressure from the country's long-standing foe the United States. The elections remain tightly controlled, however, and many candidates are excluded during a pre-election vetting process. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani announced that his new government plans to double non-oil exports by 2022.

World Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify to Senate panel in public session
Author: 0 Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify to Senate panel in public session

Asked point-blank if he'd done anything that might merit prosecution or even impeachment, Trump said no - and then added of the lingering allegations and questions: "I think it's totally ridiculous". "That's taken off.I am not under investigation", he was quoted as saying by said the daily. "I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media", the committee chairman, Republican Richard Burr, said in a statement announcing ...

World At Funeral, Ailes' Teen Son Threatens Father's Accusers
Author: 0 At Funeral, Ailes' Teen Son Threatens Father's Accusers

At 59, Ailes had had his only child, son Zachary , now 17. Indeed, Fox is the most-watched cable news network, yet some surveys suggest that people who rely on Fox as their primary information source know less about current events than people who watch no news at all.

Author: 0 North Korea says ready to deploy, mass produce new missile

SEOUL • South Korea's Unification Ministry said yesterday that it will flexibly review major inter-Korean issues such as civilian exchanges with North Korea . The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting had not been officially announced. These are some of the insights and recommendations made by non-proliferation expert Robert Litwak during a recent talk he gave at an East Asia Foundation Seminar in Seoul about his book entitled Preventing North Korea's Nuclear ...

World Senate confirms Iowa governor as China envoy
Author: 0 Senate confirms Iowa governor as China envoy

Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, addressed the need for cloture on the nomination, delaying Branstad's nomination for 30 hours. Branstad was the longest-serving governor in United States history at more than 22 years. Although his heart will always be in Iowa, I know that Governor Branstad will throw himself into this job whole-heartedly. He said he planned to host a gathering Mondays evening at the governor's mansion for staff and state agency directors, which he noted likely would be one of the ...

World Supreme Court ruling could affect patent law practice in East Texas
Author: 0 Supreme Court ruling could affect patent law practice in East Texas

Kraft Foods, reversed a 27-year old ruling that had allowed patent infringement suits to be filed in virtually any federal jurisdiction and kept the East Texas courts busy. Under the ruling, businesses only reside in the state in which they were incorporated. "Given the definition of "resides" is limited to the "state of incorporation, ' it may lead to a swell in patent cases in DE, and otherwise funnel cases towards defendants" home jurisdictions", said Kirkland & Ellis intellectual ...

World Space station astronauts to replace failed equipment in spacewalk
Author: 0 Space station astronauts to replace failed equipment in spacewalk

According to NASA , the MDM's are responsible for controlling "the functionality of radiators, solar arrays, cooling loops and other station hardware". Whitson was part of the March spacewalk that fitted the relay box which has since failed and this will count as her 10th spacewalk . The EVA is supposed to last for about 2.5 hours.

World Mark Zuckerberg says he's not running for public office
Author: 0 Mark Zuckerberg says he's not running for public office

The chairman of the Millinocket Town Council says it's "pretty powerful" that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chose to pay a visit to his town. Instead, he says the visits around the country are in order "to get a broader perspective". Now, it's true we're all missing some information that would help us make better decisions no matter where we live. He said in a Facebook post that he was struck by their commitment to rebuild their community after the closing of paper mills that once drove the ...

World French ex-prime minister Valls offers to back Macron in June elections
Author: 0 French ex-prime minister Valls offers to back Macron in June elections

But one recent poll by Opinion Way-SLPV Analytics, for the Les Echos newspaper, showed that En Marche! As the media across the world broadcast jubilation from Macron's victory celebration outside the Louvre museum in Paris , others joined the Monday's self-proclaimed "Social Front" marches through Paris to protest Macron's election.

Author: 0 Trump administration initiates NAFTA renegotiation process

It was created to remove tariff barriers and facilitate the cross-border movement of goods and services among the three countries. The Mexican official said he welcomed the opportunity to update the agreement, but insisted it must remain trilateral.

World Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for Federal Bureau of Investigation job
Author: 0 Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for Federal Bureau of Investigation job

Clapper also said today that the President and the White House are wrong to cite Clapper's previous Senate testimony on the questions about alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation as proof that no such collusion exists, emphasizing that no one should portray his comments as "exculpatory" - something Trump has done repeatedly on Twitter.

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in military prison

A native of Crescent, Oklahoma, she was convicted in a military court martial of 20 counts, including six Espionage Act violations, theft and computer fraud. Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been released from military prison, a US Army spokesperson has confirmed. While that appeal goes forward Manning will remain a member of the U.S.

Author: 0 North Korea missile test is huge step forward

Tokyo clocked the missile as traveling about 800 kilometers (500 miles) and reaching a height of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) during its half-hour flight. "It's good to keep the door for conversation open". Russian Federation has shown concern about Pyongyang's missiles, but it may also see North Korea as an opportunity to gain leverage with the West, the U.S.

World Indonesia police arrest dozens in raid on Jakarta gay sauna
Author: 0 Indonesia police arrest dozens in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

They include the event organiser and several men suspected of being either rent boys or erotic dancers. In addition to the 10 people, the police also detained another 131 men found inside the gym. Some of the detainees were today paraded in front of the media at a press conference wearing black masks, while a coalition of legal aid groups condemned the arrests and the mens' treatment.

World German, French leaders vow to rebuild EU
Author: 0 German, French leaders vow to rebuild EU

It has become unofficial tradition for French leaders to make Germany their first port of call after an election, but Macron's trip takes on more significance given the various issues afflicting the region, including the debt crisis , the migrant crisis, terrorist attacks, and the decision by the U.K.to leave the union.

Author: 0 4 climbers die near top of Mount Everest in tragic weekend

On Sunday, an American doctor, Roland Yearwood, and Slovak climber Vladimir Strba died above the 8,000 metre mark - an area known as the mountain's "death zone", where the thin air heightens the risk of altitude sickness. The helicopter rescue operators said more than a dozen climbers have also been rescued from the 8,848m mountain in the last three days after running into difficulties while attempting to summit.

World Former US representative Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case
Author: 0 Former US representative Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case

He also apologized to his victim, "whom I mistreated so badly". Her filing is also uncontested, which means she is not expecting to have to fight Weiner for custody of the couple's child or their assets. He said he continues to follow the treatment daily. Prosecutors are pushing for a sentence of 2 years for the husband of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.