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by | September 11, 2016 | 01:36

Gideon Remez, a researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Truman Institute, said an Abbas-KGB connection emerged from documents smuggled out of Russian Federation by former KGB archivist Vasili Mitrokhin in 1991. Mohammed al-Madani, a member of Abbas' Fatah party told Israeli daily Haaretz that it was another attempt by Israel to "discredit Abbas". Abbas, born in 1935 in Palestine, is a founding member of Fatah, which is part of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).

by | September 11, 2016 | 01:33

She said "it may indicate that he may be the first elected president who can lead the country on an independent and perhaps neutral policy path for our best interests". He could definitely use it since he's now the ASEAN chair for 2017. Mr. Duterte, however, said he and Ban had a brief chat at the summit. He said the government will ensure that it provides an environment for business, including micro, small and medium enterprises, to thrive.

by | September 10, 2016 | 01:45

Relations between long-time allies, the USA and the Philippines, saw a spectacular setback this week after firebrand politician Duterte branded Mr Obama a "son of a whore". "People start thinking behavior that in normal times we would consider completely unacceptable and outrageous becomes normalized", Obama said during a news conference at the tail end of his visit to Laos.

by | September 10, 2016 | 01:40

But Nielsen said Brown's office has "turned a blind eye" in moving ahead with climate-change legislation, calling it a "shocking contradiction to the clear legal opinion provided by the Legislature's own attorney". The Democratic governor chose an urban natural park on the edge of downtown Los Angeles as the setting to sign the legislation, SB32, into law. Fran Pavley, who wrote SB 32.

by | September 10, 2016 | 01:40

However, it did not say which country's forces had carried out the air strike. JSF is now leading the Jaish al-Fath (Army of Conquest) coalition of Islamist rebels battling Syrian government forces and Shia militias in Aleppo city, which in split between regime and opposition control.

by | September 10, 2016 | 01:34

It seems to be "a habit, a way of speaking for him". Presidential spokesman Martin Andanar said the throbbing headache would have made it hard for Duterte to concentrate amid the overwhelming barrage of summitry. To this, Duterte quoted Obama as replying to him, "My men will talk to you". It's a rough few days for Duterte. Li said that China and Laos enjoy a high degree of political mutual trust, comprehensive economic cooperation and extensive people-to-people exchanges, which benefit ...

by | September 09, 2016 | 03:46

Officers said there were no detonator devices found in the auto, but the contents of the cylinders suggested there could have been a plan to explode the vehicle. Three bottles of diesel fuel were also discovered in the vehicle, but police found no detonators. One cylinder was empty, and the other six were reportedly full.

by | September 08, 2016 | 01:03

Adm. Bulent Bostanoglu monitor and direct military operations along the Syrian border, in Ankara , Turkey. Syrian Kurdish fighters have not completely pulled back to the east of the Euphrates river, Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Wednesday, voicing a frequent complaint about the advance of the USA -backed militia in northern Syria.

by | September 08, 2016 | 01:02

Russian Federation has insisted that it can not agree to a deal unless opposition fighters, backed by the United States and Middle East allies, are separated from al-Qaeda linked militants they overlap with in some areas. A main stumbling block has been identifying which areas are controlled by Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham, and which by the US -backed rebels, some of whom are mixed up with terrorist groups.

by | September 08, 2016 | 01:03

Mr. Trump flew to Mexico last Wednesday for a private meeting with Mr. Pena Nieto. Treasury ministry spokeswoman Claudia Algorri said that Videgaray presented his resignation to Pena Nieto on Wednesday. The Mexican leader tweeted after their press conference that payment for a border wall in fact did come up, and that he said Mexico would not pay for it.

by | September 08, 2016 | 00:57

Modi will be attending the annual India-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) annual summit on September 7 and the East Asia summit on September 8. "Given the significance of the 25th anniversary of the Asean-China dialogue relation, the Asean-China Summit this year will convene a special ceremony to mark the occasion", he said.

by | September 07, 2016 | 03:03

The launching of the trio of Rodong mid-range missiles yesterday from Hwangju county in North Korea's east coast around noon local time (11am Singapore time) drew condemnation from the United States and its allies, South Korea and Japan . The timing of Monday's launches suggests they were at least partly a response to renewed dialogue between South Korea and the North's traditional ally China.

by | September 07, 2016 | 03:00

He noted there is a distinction between "good terrorists or bad", he said, an indirect reference to Gulen and United States support for Kurdish fighters in Syria. As NPR's David Welna reported earlier this summer, Secretary of State John Kerry has been pushing for a deal between the USA and Russian Federation that would have the two countries coordinate their military efforts to target mutual enemies in Syria.

by | September 07, 2016 | 02:59

A key regime ally, Moscow began an aerial campaign in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government last September, even as it continued to publicly support efforts for a negotiated solution to the five-year war. Those bombings occurred after major setbacks for the Islamic State, which on Sunday was pushed from its last footholds along the Turkish border by Turkish forces and Syrian rebels backed by Turkey and the United States.

by | September 05, 2016 | 02:30

Obama and Putin were also expected to meet Monday. "We're not going to rush", said Kerry, who has negotiated several failed truces with Russian Federation in recent months. A senior State Department official, who declined to be named, said Russian Federation had walked back on some of issues that the sides had already agreed on, which was why both sides needed to continue talking.

by | September 05, 2016 | 02:27

Fischer said he was concerned with preparing for the now-canceled presidential debate at Wright State University when Turner's sentencing first made national headlines. According to the San Jose Mercury News , these campaigns have become so popular that Persky, who has also voluntarily removed himself from hearing criminal cases, has launched an anti-recall campaign in order to retain his position as judge.

by | September 03, 2016 | 02:07

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the cause of the explosion has yet to be verified. "There are at least 10 people who perished because of the incident and a number were reported wounded", Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte wrote in a statement published to Facebook.

by | September 03, 2016 | 02:08

Pasco County Fire Rescue and sheriff's deputies used high-water vehicles early Friday to rescue people from rising water. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm's maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 miles per hour with additional weakening forecast.

by | September 03, 2016 | 02:04

Global credit ratings agency Moody's said Thursday that Dilma Rousseff's impeachment removed an aspect of political uncertainty in the country, but a lot remains to be done to improve its credit outlook. "The (relatively) small subsidies of Lula [da Silva, Rousseff's predecessor, also from the Workers' Party] and Dilma's government at least could alleviate the most repugnant poverty", Dirk Kruijt said of the 13 years of socialist governance, during which the minimum wage was increased and ...

by | September 03, 2016 | 02:02

The fire is located directly across the river from the Village of Lytton. The South Spencer Road wildfire broke out Wednesday on the west side of the Fraser River, about 250 kilometres northeast of Vancouver. The evacuation order for two homes west of Lytton has been rescinded by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, leaving several homes on evacuation alert.

by | September 01, 2016 | 08:02

While Trump had said during the primary that he meant to accomplish that goal with the help of a "deportation force", in recent weeks he has suggested in closed-door meetings with Hispanic activists that he might be open to re-considering.

by | September 01, 2016 | 07:50

Central Command, said on August 30 that these episodes are worrying because they risk triggering a risky escalation. "I guess I would point out this, is that Iran's actions here, in the Arabian Gulf, are unlike anybody else". Ten percent of those encounters were deemed unsafe and unprofessional, the official said. It also fired 10 flares in the direction of two of the Iranian vessels .

by | August 31, 2016 | 01:17

The commission denies that it is targeting USA businesses, saying EU rules ban member states from offering tax breaks that aren't available to other European countries . It said this was because Apple recorded all its sales in Ireland rather than in the countries where its products were sold. This is even as the union stated that deals allowing the United States tech giant to pay nearly no tax were illegal, in a crackdown on fiscal loopholes that also risks inflaming tensions with the ...

by | August 31, 2016 | 01:16

The 18-month conflict in Yemen has killed at least 6,000 people and displaced 2.5 million as Saudi Arabia and its Sunni-majority allies battle Houthi rebels for control of the country. He tweeted that the ministry was "asking its Saudi counterpart to replace the ambassador of the Saudi Arabian Kingdom in Baghdad ". The official said the USA remains committed to confronting "any external threat" to the territorial integrity of Gulf allies, like Saudi Arabia , but added that Riyadh and ...

by | August 31, 2016 | 01:11

But while President Barack Obama's spokesman said Kaepernick was free to sit in protest during the national anthem if he chooses, Trump scoffed the player "should find a country that works better for him". "It's awesome how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak". "Mr. Kaepernick has embarrassed himself, the 49er organization, and the National Football League based on a false narrative and misinformation that lacks any factual basis".

by | August 31, 2016 | 01:11

But it's hard to tell because the industry is so new, said Arthur Holland Michel, co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College. The new rules are not the last word from the F.A.A. Officials said they are working on a set of privacy rules and guidelines for drone operators they plan to roll out in the coming months.

by | August 31, 2016 | 01:06

His statements in court centered his blame on his victim's intoxication, never on the fact that he was caught sexually assaulting a woman red-handed. In March, Turner was found guilty of three felonies for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at a on-campus fraternity party in January 2015.

by | August 31, 2016 | 01:03

After Nickolay Mladenov, the U.N.'s Middle East envoy, referred to "Israeli settlement expansion" as eroding the possibility of a two-state solution with Palestine, Danny Damon, Israel's United Nations ambassador, called the remarks a "complete disconnection from the facts on the ground".

by | August 31, 2016 | 01:02

However, several mountaineers complained against the couple and said that they faked their achievement by circulating digitally altered photos of the climb. They had submitted morphed photographs while applying for the summit certificates. "We sought clarification from them, but they did not cooperate in our investigation", said Dhakal.

by | August 29, 2016 | 02:17

Turkey's state news agency, citing military sources, said the Turkish Military Joint Special Task Forces and coalition airplanes targeted an ammunition depot and a barrack and outpost used as command centers by "terror groups" south of Jarablus Saturday morning.

by | August 29, 2016 | 02:15

Rousseff has denied any wrongdoing and claims her opponents carried out a "coup" to remove her from power and weaken her Workers' Party, which had controlled the presidency for 13 years. Should Temer become president, his biggest challenge will be Brazil's ailing economy, as Lulu reports: "We've seen massive job losses, unemployment is at over 11 percent, and ultimately his fate hangs on whether he can resolve the important question of the economy for Brazilians".

by | August 29, 2016 | 02:10

The 19-year-old had been tipped with a move to European giants Bayern Munich and Manchester United in recent days, but controversial German side Leipzig - backed by energy drink firm Red Bull - have won the race to land his signature. This will be an interesting match, as Leipzig have made clever use of the Red Bull network; poaching Naby Keita and Benno Schmitz from Salzburg, and Omer Damari from New York Red Bulls.

by | August 29, 2016 | 02:09

Dozens more were injured in Saturday's strikes, where mourners were paying respects to 11 children and four others killed in a barrel bomb attack on Thursday. The video comes a week after Syrian opposition activists released haunting photographs of 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh , sitting in an orange chair inside an ambulance covered in dust and with blood on his face following an airstrike.

by | August 29, 2016 | 02:09

He said his agency is planning for between 250,000 and 300,000 arrivals this year. Relations between Berlin and Ankara, a key partner for the European Union in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, are already tense after Germany's parliament branded the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide and a leaked government report alleged Turkey was a hub for Islamist groups.

by | August 29, 2016 | 02:04

Bermuda remains several hundred miles out of the potential path of Tropical Storm Gaston as it barrels across the Atlantic. "As the low approaches the coast of North Carolina by mid-week, conditions are expected to become unfavorable for further development".