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Netanyahu insists he told Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem

The PMO also released a portion of a summary from a conversation in January between Israel's Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer and then US national security adviser designate Michael Flynn prior to Trump's inauguration. Israel's Channel 2 reported that during a planning meeting between United States and Israeli officials, the Israelis were told that Trump's visit to the Western Wall, in annexed East Jerusalem , was private.


China decries protectionism, but Europeans rain on Silk Road parade

China decries protectionism, but Europeans rain on Silk Road parade

On Saturday, a day before China's major Belt and Road Forum, India issued its strongest statement till date on the plan, not only voicing concerns on CPEC but also hitting out at the wider principles underpinning OBOR, saying that "Connectivity initiatives must be based on universally recognized global norms, good governance, rule of law, openness, transparency and equality" and "Avoid projects that would create unsustainable debt burden for communities".


Alibaba reveals $6 billion share buyback as misses EPS forecast

Alibaba reveals $6 billion share buyback as misses EPS forecast

Other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Reliance Trust Co. of DE increased its position in Alibaba Group Holding by 31.5% in the first quarter. Shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA ) opened at 120.72 on Thursday. The company has market cap of $305.10 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $114.06 and a 200 day moving average price of $101.86.



Dugdale suspends city group over Tory deal

Callum McCaig, SNP candidate for Aberdeen South and former leader of Aberdeen City Council, said: "This is absolutely shameful behaviour from Labour". Scottish Labour's executive committee had ordered the councillors to stand down from the Aberdeen coalition. The councillors were given a deadline to abandon the plans, and were suspended on Wednesday after deciding to go ahead with the agreement.


Republicans in Congress are preparing to investigate President Trump

Republicans in Congress are preparing to investigate President Trump

Prices of bonds, regarded as a safe haven in times of market turbulence, rallied. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan insisted the Republican legislative agenda was not becoming paralyzed. Those associates said despite Trump's tweet suggesting he had "tapes" of his conversations with Comey, the White House has produced no such evidence.


Korea on US missile defence system

Korea on US missile defence system

The US said on Tuesday it believed it could persuade China to impose new sanctions on North Korea and warned that it would also target and "call out" countries supporting Pyongyang. North Korea is the rogue nation that has long envisioned uniting the two Koreas through the use of force. A member of the group CD REV says government officials worked with the group on the video and helped to promote it on foreign websites, many of which are blocked in China by official censors.