Daily Archive: May 5, 2017

May
05

Mixed Signals From Trump Worry Pro-Israel Hard-Liners

Some of the president’s supporters worry that the White House is listening too closely to Arab and Palestinian arguments and diluting support for Israel’s government.

May
05

Battle of Cuttlefish Caught on Tape

Scientists recorded a rare physical fight between two male cuttlefish.

May
05

Revolutionary guards tried to sabotage Iran’s nuclear deal, says president

Hassan Rouhani accused the country’s powerful revolutionary guards of testing ballistic missiles emblazoned with anti-Israeli messages, at three-hour debate

Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, has used a presidential TV debate to accuse the country’s powerful revolutionary guards of attempting to sabotage its nuclear agreement with the west by testing ballistic missiles with provocative anti-Israeli messages written on them.

Related: Placeholder candidate in Iranian election overshadows Rouhani

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May
05

Trump hopes to make a splash on first foreign trip – but perils remain

Later this month, Donald Trump will visit Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican on his first trip abroad as president – and despite the risks, his aspirations are grand

The aspirations for Donald Trump’s first trip abroad as president are as grandiose as anything he has done in the White House – with the same perilous gap between rhetorical flourish and the likely real outcomes.

Later this month, the president will visit the homes of the world’s three biggest monotheistic religions – Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome – on a tour billed as a new beginning in the struggle against extremism, before attending a Nato session in Brussels and a G7 summit in Sicily.

Related: Trump to visit Israel, Vatican and Saudi Arabia in first foreign trip as president

Related: Rex Tillerson: ‘America first’ means divorcing our policy from our values

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May
05

Macron stretches lead as French presidential campaign enters final day

PARIS (Reuters) – Centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron extended his lead in the polls over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Friday, the final day of a tumultuous election campaign that has turned the country’s politics upside down.

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