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Glasgow City Council's new SNP leader 'open to coalition deal'

Glasgow City Council's new SNP leader 'open to coalition deal'

Ruth Davidson was campaigning in the former First Minister's patch on Saturday, after last week's local elections left the Conservatives as the largest group on Aberdeenshire council. But First Minister Nicola Sturgeon hit back, branding claims the Tories were a threat to the SNP "ludicrous" and that Miss Davidson risked being left with "egg on her face".


White House explains delay in firing Flynn

White House explains delay in firing Flynn

An interesting standard emerged Tuesday from the lectern at the White House briefing room. Last month, Trump announced his intention to nominate Billingslea to serve as assistant secretary for terrorist financing at the Treasury Department.


Chinese President Xi congratulates President Moon, discusses Pyongyang

Chinese President Xi congratulates President Moon, discusses Pyongyang

I am willing to go anywhere for the peace of the Korean Peninsula - if needed, I will fly immediately to Washington. I will go to Beijing and I will go to Tokyo. As for relations between China and the Republic of Korea, it has been deteriorating mainly because of the U.S. deployment of the THAAD system. The usual circumstances of the election and immediate transition into office meant Moon inherited several officials from Park's government, and he has moved quickly to replace them.



New Hamas Chief Makes First Public Appearance in Gaza

Haniya was jailed several times by Israel during the first intifada, or uprising, which erupted in 1987, and was deported to southern Lebanon in December 1992 along with hundreds of Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants. One of those freed was Yehiyeh Sinwar, a former hard-line al-Qassam commander. It's not clear which direction Haniyeh will choose for Hamas. Israeli airstrike targeted an apartment block in Gaza City.



China conducts live-fire drills, weapons tests in waters near two Koreas

The statement did not say what missiles were tested or when the launches took place. Zhou Chenming, from the Knowfar Institute for Strategic and Defence Studies, a Chinese think tank, said: "The test might involve variants of new missile types, including the DF-21, DF-26 and other types of Dongfeng series missiles".


Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency'

Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency'

But why even hire Flynn in the first place? The president made, ultimately, the right decision and I think he was proven that - that - that. "And that created a compromise situation, a situation where the national security adviser essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians".