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The local election results summed up in 6 handy graphics

But she insisted the SNP had "won this election comfortably" with her party ending up with "more votes, more seats, more councils where we are the largest party, not just compared to every other party but compared to five years ago". The First Minister and SNP leader accepted the Conservatives in Scotland had been boosted by a record number of local councillors north of the border but said the SNP had still "won this election comfortably".



Trump confident he can broker Mid East peace

Some Palestinians said they were disappointed by the omission. Trump did not discuss any of those issues Wednesday. Abbas demanded that Israel recognize a Palestinian state "just as the Palestinian people recognize the state of Israel", but he pointedly did not define Israel as a Jewish state - something Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been calling for since a landmark 2009 speech in which he conditionally endorsed Palestinian statehood.


Hamas, Which The US Considers A Terror Group, Elects A New Leader

Hamas, Which The US Considers A Terror Group, Elects A New Leader

He also described the Oslo Accords as "not only a fundamental compromise of Palestinian rights to the occupation, but were also a source of major division in the Palestinian arena over both means and objectives, transferring the conflict into the Palestinian domestic scene".



Slum pope/billionaire: Francis to meet with President Trump

US President Donald Trump (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walk into the White House in Washington , DC, February 15, 2017. Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, who is visiting Washington , attributed to the "merits" and "great efforts" of the Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, that Trump's first worldwide trip as a president is to this Muslim country, said the Foreign Ministry.



USA putting together delegation to S. Korea

M - President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated Moon Jae-in on his victory in South Korea's presidential election. Nothing new is going on in North Korea. Mr. Moon is closer in outlook to his late friend and ideological ally Roh Moo-hyun, who as president from 2003 to 2008 pursued a " sunshine policy " of seeking to engage North Korea through dialogue, aid and joint projects.


The big economic headaches facing South Korea's new leader

The big economic headaches facing South Korea's new leader

A reasonable precaution, perhaps - but THAAD was originally scheduled to be installed in South Korea between August and October of this year. Thaad was deployed to South Korea by the U.S. "While we competed hard during the campaign, we must strive for unity for the sake of the national interest", Moon told the LKP leader. The suspects faced heavy punishment under North Korea's criminal law, the office said.