Daily Archive: May 18, 2017

May
18

Can Trump Screw Up the World’s Best Intelligence Relationship?

Israel is the United States’ eyes and ears in the Middle East. Its secrets need to be secure in Washington.

May
18

South Korea’s Moon joins protest song at commemoration in nod to liberal values

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea marked the anniversary of a pro-democracy uprising on Thursday with new President Moon Jae-in leading a large crowd in singing an iconic song of protest, a symbolic closure to nearly a decade of conservative rule.

May
18

Support for Macron’s party grows before French parliamentary election: poll

PARIS (Reuters) – Support for French President Emmanuel Macron’s new centrist party is growing before legislative elections next month, a poll found on Thursday, raising the chances that he will be able to win parliamentary backing for his reform plans.

May
18

Ex-South Korea leader’s plastic surgeon guilty in first scandal conviction

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean cosmetic surgeon received a suspended 18-month jail term on Thursday for fabricating records of his treatment of Park Geun-hye when she was president, the first conviction related to a scandal that brought her down.

May
18

Trump willing to try engagement with North Korea, on conditions: Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump told South Korea’s presidential envoy that Washington was willing to try to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis through engagement, but under the right conditions, South Korea’s foreign ministry said on Thursday.