Israel moves to downgrade status of Arabic language

Elation spread through Israel's political right during the presidential campaign when the Team Trump rhetoric was virtually indistinguishable from the Israeli-advocacy play-book. One of Mr Trump's top advisers, Jason Greenblatt, held wide-ranging talks with both Israelis and Palestinians during a visit in March. "The unique relationship of our two states is too important to be measured exclusively by the question of who a legitimate interlocutor should be", Steinmeier said.

US warns of kidnapping threat on Philippine tourist island

US warns of kidnapping threat on Philippine tourist island

The Abu Sayyaf last month attempted a kidnapping raid on Bohol island, a popular tourist destination in the central Philippines, but were foiled after authorities became aware of the plot. The Abu Sayyaf has also kidnapped people from Malaysian coastal resorts, which are a short speedboat ride from its southern Philippine bases. Until recently, the threat posed by the Abu Sayyaf Group and its affiliates was largely confined to chronically unstable parts of Mindanao and areas of the Sulu and ...

French government resigns in post-election formality

Macron's 577 candidates are expected to be announced Thursday and Macron himself will be sworn in on Sunday. The 39-year-old has also promised that half of candidates in winnable seats will be women. The National Front, meanwhile, is also gearing up for a name change - if not a makeover of its ideas - after Le Pen's decisive loss. Le Pen led the National Front, a conservative party started by her father.

U.S. Justice Department orders tougher criminal punishments

U.S. Justice Department orders tougher criminal punishments

Tony Papa, Manager of Media and Artist Relations for the Drug Policy Alliance, said in a phone interview that harsh sentencing policy was a proven failure. "It's really ironic. Jeff Sessions touts himself as a champion of public safety, and they want to waste taxpayers' money on people who aren't that much of a threat".

White House: Trump's morning tweets about Comey 'not a threat'

Trump's behavior raises "the specter of possible intimidation and obstruction of justice", wrote Reps. In a letter released to the press on Friday afternoon, two top congressional Democrats, Elijah Cummings of Maryland and John Conyers of MI, asked the White House to hand over any such tapes "if they exist".

Stephen Colbert Responds To Donald Trump '#FireColbert' Controversy

Those insults included the implication that the president was in the habit of performing sexual favors for Russian leader Vladimir Putin - a joke many said was unnecessarily vulgar, and which some said was homophobic. According to a CBS transcript mentioned in the Washington Post, the comedian told the audience: “Welcome to ‘The Late Show . I think we can all agree on that.