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French presidential contenders hold rival May Day rallies French presidential contenders hold rival May Day rallies
- Мая 01, 2017

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen promised a referendum on membership of the European Union during a campaign speech at Villepinte, Monday, while painting her rival Emmanuel Macron as a "radical European Union extremist". Standing on the same bridge on Monday, Mr Macron hugged Mr Bourram's son Said, who was nine when his father was killed. Jean-Marie Le Pen, the National Front (FN) party's founder from whom his daughter has sought to distance herself because of his controversial ... (more...)
Lawmakers settle on $1T plan to avoid US gov't shutdown Lawmakers settle on $1T plan to avoid US gov't shutdown
- Мая 01, 2017

GOP leaders also did not try to use the must-do spending bill to "defund" Planned Parenthood and the White House backed away from language to take away grants from "sanctuary cities" that do not share information about people's immigration status with federal authorities. (more...)
North Korean missile test failed, United States military says North Korean missile test failed, United States military says
- Мая 01, 2017

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been running sky-high for weeks, with signs that the North might be preparing a long-range missile launch or a sixth nuclear test - and with Washington refusing to rule out a military strike in response. (more...)
U.S. carrier Carl Vinson sails into Sea of Japan, conducts drill
- Мая 01, 2017

But signaling that military action remains possible, Thornton told an event hosted by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies - a Washington think tank that has advocated tougher US policies on Iran and North Korea - that the administration treats North Korea as its primary security challenge and is serious that "all options are on the table". (more...)
Trump faces government shutdown, maybe health care bill Trump faces government shutdown, maybe health care bill
- Мая 01, 2017

Hopefully, eight years". According to Trump, he "could not possibly more thrilled" to be 100 miles away from the " Washington swamp" while celebrities, as well as media personalities, were "consoling each other in a hotel ballroom". Critics say there is no requirement that a state must provide an affordable coverage option for those consumers. Trump said the bill has "evolved over a period of three or four weeks". (more...)
White House Correspondents Dinner pokes fun at Trump in his absence White House Correspondents Dinner pokes fun at Trump in his absence
- Мая 01, 2017

The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj stands at the head table during the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington , Saturday, April 29, 2017. "Hopefully neither of those things will happen", Mason said. "We must remain vigilant". Trump became the first president since Ronald Reagan in 1981 to skip the event - and Reagan was recovering from an assassination attempt. (more...)
Trump Reads Derogatory Song About Immigrants Called Trump Reads Derogatory Song About Immigrants Called "The Snake" At Rally
- Мая 01, 2017

Trump listed what he said were some of his key early accomplishments, including the successful confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court of Justice Neil Gorsuch and clearing away many regulations on the environment and business. "And I'm proud that all of us are here tonight to defend that right, even if the man in the White House never would". Trump said: "Pre-existing conditions are in the bill". (more...)
Another Impotent North Korea Missile Test by a Defiant Kim Jong Another Impotent North Korea Missile Test by a Defiant Kim Jong
- Мая 01, 2017

The Trump administration could respond to North Korea's latest failed missile test by speeding up its plans for new US sanctions against Pyongyang, including possible measures against specific North Korean and Chinese entities, a USA official told Reuters on Friday. (more...)
North Korea vows to boost its nuclear force 'to the maximum'
- Мая 01, 2017

The previous day he described Mr Kim as a "pretty smart cookie". "But we have a situation that we just can not let - we can not let what's been going on for a long period of years continue", Trump added. The most recent two - fired on April 16 and April 29 - both failed. In a commentary, Rodong Sinmun on Friday criticized the liberal Democratic Party and the center-left People's Party for "turning their face away from the worst situation on the Korean Peninsula, caused by the madness of ... (more...)
European Union leaders unanimously agree Brexit strategy European Union leaders unanimously agree Brexit strategy
- Мая 01, 2017

Rights for European citizens living in post-Brexit UK are the EU's number one priority in forthcoming negotiations, Donald Tusk has signalled. European Union leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker will seek a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the sidelines of the May 25 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. (more...)
Furore over Holocaust comments dogs Marine Le Pen Furore over Holocaust comments dogs Marine Le Pen
- Мая 01, 2017

He is being replaced by Steeve Briois, one of the party's MEPs. Le Pen's partner and Front National Vice-President, Louis Aliot, said: "He [Jalkh] wants to defend himself and he will be filing a legal complaint because he feels that his honour has been attacked and I can tell you that he firmly and formally contests what he is accused of". (more...)
Pence says spending bill is 'bipartisan win' Pence says spending bill is 'bipartisan win'
- Мая 01, 2017

The deal would provide a permanent, $1.3 billion extension of health-care benefits for coal miners. Congressional negotiators reached a deal Sunday night to keep the government running through September. The spending plan - the first significant bipartisan agreement since Trump took office in late January - eliminates the threat of another government shutdown. (more...)
We'll deal with Kim one way or another, warns USA security chief
- Мая 01, 2017

The US president made phone calls to the leaders of three Southeast Asian leaders overnight - Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines - amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile was sacked from Pukchang in South Pyongan Province around 5:30 a.m. and reached a maximum height of 71 kilometers (44 miles) before "exploding in midair". (more...)
China Launches Its First Aircraft Carrier Built at Home
- Мая 01, 2017

The ship is far from ready for operations, but the launch "signified a major stage of progress of our country's indigenous design and construction of aircraft carriers", a news bulletin from the People's Liberation Army said. Even though its layout is nearly the same as the Liaoning , the carrier features new equipment and a more advanced operational concept, including a bigger hangar to carry more J-15 fighter jets and more space on deck for helicopters and other aircraft. (more...)
Swedish police investigate fire at mosque as possible arson Swedish police investigate fire at mosque as possible arson
- Мая 01, 2017

The fire at the Imam Ali Islamic Center was first reported shortly after 11pm on Sunday night and national media showed images of large flames engulfing the building. Last December, a 16-year-old boy was charged with arson after a fire caused £6m worth of damage at a mosque in south London which describes itself as the largest in western Europe. (more...)
Trump discusses North Korea options with Asian leaders Trump discusses North Korea options with Asian leaders
- Мая 01, 2017

South Korea's top diplomat has responded to comments by U.S. President Donald Trump that Seoul should pay for the deployment of U.S. missile defense system THAAD. Trump appears willing to signal to the North Koreans he'd accept that possibility. Amid the heightened tensions, USA forces have begun installing a more advanced system for tracking and intercepting ballistic missiles than South Korea's current network of shorter-range Patriot batteries can hit. (more...)
Trump accuses North Korea of 'disrespecting China' with latest missile test
- Мая 01, 2017

It also successfully tested ballistic missiles on March 6. "The urgent fielding of the nuclear submarine in the waters off the Korean peninsula, timed to coincide with the deployment of the super aircraft carrier strike group, is meant to further intensify military threats toward our republic", a North Korean website claimed. (more...)
Pyongyang to Boost Pace of Building Nuclear Deterrence Forces Pyongyang to Boost Pace of Building Nuclear Deterrence Forces
- Мая 01, 2017

Trump has enlisted Chinese President Xi Jinping to pressure North Korea to cease testing rockets and curtail its nuclear ambition. Trump also said if Kim Jung-un carries out a nuclear test that "I will not be happy ", when the interviewer John Dickerson asked if that meant military action, the US President replied with "I don't know, I mean we'll see". (more...)
Donald Trump praises 'smart cookie' Kim
- Мая 01, 2017

Pressed on whether that would lead to a military strike, Trump said: "I don't know". McMaster said that Trump "has made clear that he is going to resolve this issue one way or the other", but that the president's preference is to work with China and others to resolve it without military action. (more...)
Theresa May urges British voters to reject 'coalition of chaos' Theresa May urges British voters to reject 'coalition of chaos'
- Мая 01, 2017

By contrast, Labour has struggled to form a strategy over Brexit, while Corbyn s left-wing leadership is opposed by many of his more centrist MPs. The First Minister said the SNP was fighting to win the election in Scotland, but did not need to secure a majority of the vote to keep up the pressure for a second independence referendum. (more...)

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