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South Korean archbishop voices hope for new president

South Korean archbishop voices hope for new president

He has demanded the decision should be subject to parliamentary approval. Moon, a former human rights lawyer, won a resounding victory after his right-wing predecessor, Park Geun-Hye, was ousted following months of scandal, protests and political turmoil implicating some of the south's most high-profile oligarchs, including the head of Samsung Group.


Black Sea states call for reforms to address changing world

Black Sea states call for reforms to address changing world

Participants of the Council of Foreign Ministers' session within the Black Sea Cooperation Organization (BSEC) have agreed on a final declaration draft that will be adopted at the organization's Istanbul-hosted summit, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.


'Extraordinary': Trump Administration Seeks to Shut Down Lobbyist Ethics Probe

'Extraordinary': Trump Administration Seeks to Shut Down Lobbyist Ethics Probe

The executive branch's Office of Government Ethics is trying to find out which of the many former lobbyists hired by the Trump administration may now be working on issues on which they previously lobbied. Shaub and several Democratic lawmakers have taken issue with the number of former lobbyists who are now working inside the White House and across the federal government.



Controversy trailing him, Trump heads for Israeli-Palestinian talks

The veteran Israeli and Palestinian negotiator says she is optimistic about President Donald Trump's latest Mideast bid. "Mr. President, we look forward to your visit". That day also includes a "possible visit" to Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has a unique and delicate diplomatic vernacular, and stray phrases can suggest shifts in policy that are not intended.


Flynn Not to Honor US Senate Intel Committee Subpoena for Docs - Senator

Flynn Not to Honor US Senate Intel Committee Subpoena for Docs - Senator

Committee chairman Senator Richard Burr said he wants to hear from Mr Comey on his role in the development of the U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation interfered in last year's presidential elections. Emails, text messages, letters, phone records and information about financial and real estate holdings associated with Russian Federation were among the information requested by the committee.



India committed grave mistake by moving ICJ: Markandey

He said the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has not given any order regarding consular access for Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, adding, the government chose to go in the International Court of Justice after due consultation. An Indian national was today arrested in Pakistan for not carrying travel documents, according to a media report. "By going to the ICJ we may have opened up a Pandora's box", Katju said.