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Conservatives to target rising social care costs in manifesto

Conservatives to target rising social care costs in manifesto

A new Conservative government would continue with the fiscal rules announced by finance minister Philip Hammond at the end of previous year "which will guide us to a balanced budget by the middle of the next decade", the document said. Mrs May will say that high immigration levels can harm community cohesion and restate her commitment to bringing net migration down to the tens of thousands.



Iran condemns new United States missile sanctions

At the same time, the USA retains sanctions against Iran on the missile program, human rights and on suspicion that Tehran sponsors terrorism. Iran denies ever seeking nuclear weapons and foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said on Thursday that its missile programme is part of its " absolute and legal right to build up the country's defensive capabilities ".


Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad

Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad

Saudi social media users have uploaded images showing the streets of Riyadh illuminated by the color of the American flag or billboards showing the faces of Trump and Saudi King Salman. Saudi Arabia's Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC) arranged the trip, Schock said. The double-billed concert will also feature popular Saudi singer and lute player Rabeh Saqer in what is being advertised as "An Arabian Lute & American Guitar unite in a star-studded night".


Saudi says Trump visit to bolster security, trade ties

Saudi says Trump visit to bolster security, trade ties

Jubeir said Riyadh and Washington were discussing several "initiatives" related to arms sales, economic and security cooperation and tackling terrorism. During his campaign, Mr Trump vowed to shred the nuclear deal with Iran, but on Wednesday he waived additional USA sanctions on Tehran, as stipulated under the deal.


Toby Keith to perform in Saudi Arabia on weekend of Trump's trip

Toby Keith to perform in Saudi Arabia on weekend of Trump's trip

As for Keith, this concert is possible due to the country loosening its laws toward entertainment and musical concerts. So in many ways, Trump and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are a ideal fit, which may explain why some Saudis are delighted by the president's visit and ready to welcome him with open arms.