Tag Archives: Politics by country

02Jul/17

Qatar says demands are ‘made to be rejected’

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Demands made of Qatar by four other Arab states were designed to be rejected, Doha’s foreign minister said on Saturday, explaining that their ultimatum was aimed not at tackling terrorism but at curtailing his country’s sovereignty. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

16May/17

White House locked down after person jumps barrier – Secret Service

WASHINGTON, D.C, , UNITED STATES (MAY 16, 2017) (NBC) – The U.S. Secret Service said late on Tuesday (May 16) that it had lifted a security lockdown put into effect at the White House after a person tried to jump over a bike rack used as a barrier along the north fence of the mansion where President Donald Trump lives and works.

The suspect was in custody, the security office also said on Twitter.

Security had been tight for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s visit earlier in the day, as protesters gathered in front of the White House. Erdogan left before the lockdown.

16May/17

White House will not say if Israel was source of sensitive info

The White House declined to comment on Tuesday on media reports that Israel was the source of sensitive information that President Donald Trump shared with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a White House meeting last week. Continue reading

16May/17

Trump, in tweets, defends his sharing of information with Russians

INTERNET (MAY 16, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday (May 16) defended his decision to share information with Russia, saying he shared facts with Russian officials at an publicly known meeting at the White House last week. Continue reading

16May/17

Senators react to reports Trump shared classified info with Russia

U.S. senators react to reports that President Donald Turmp disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister during their meeting last week. Continue reading

15May/17

Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office meeting – Washington Post

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (MAY 10, 2017) (RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY) – U.S. President Donald Trump did not discuss “sources, methods or military operations” in his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday( mAY 15), after reports that Trump disclosed classified information.

“During President Trump’s meeting with Foreign Minister Lavrov, a broad range of subjects were discussed among which were common efforts and threats regarding counter-terrorism. During that exchange the nature of specific threats were discussed, but they did not discuss sources, methods or military operations,” Tillerson said in a statement.

10May/17

‘Does not seem to be a coincidence’: Schumer on Trump firing Comey

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said he told President Trump he was making a ‘big mistake’ to fire FBI Director James Comey and the senator said that the investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 election should be ‘as far away as possible’ from the White House. Continue reading

08May/17

Brigitte Trogneux becomes France’s first dame

PARIS, FRANCE (REUTERS) – Brigitte Trogneux became France’s first lady on Sunday (May 7) after her husband, centrist Emmanuel Macron, was elected president in a tightly-fought French election.
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06May/17

France’s roller-coaster election campaign draws to close

NICE, FRANCE (REUTERS) – France’s 2017 election campaign has felled some of the biggest beasts in French politics, and left two relative outsiders competing for the top job — one who opposes globalisation and the EU, the other a total unknown to the general public the last time the country went to the polls.
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06May/17

France’s african, muslim and jewish communities express concern ahead of election

PARIS, FRANCE (MAY 5, 2017)(REUTERS) – The imminent French elections is the hot topic on the streets of Paris. In streets filled with African hairdressers, nail saloons with Asian staff and restaurants with exotic food, it might look like the trendiest hairdo is the main issue, below the surface emotions are simmering and about France’s next president – with many in France’s mixed communities hoping centrist Emmanuel Macron will beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose speeches against immigration and in favour of an exit from the European Union attracted 21.4 percent of voters during the first round of France’s presidential election on April 27.
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