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GE announces $15b of business deals with Saudi Arabia

GE announces $15b of business deals with Saudi Arabia

Mr Trump is accompanied on his visit by his daughter Ivanka, an unpaid White House adviser, and her husband Jared Kushner, a key member of the Trump cabinet. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir praised ExxonMobil, which Tillerson ran before joining the administration, as "the largest investor" in Saudi Arabia.



India, Palestine sign five agreements for cooperation in different sectors

President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday briefed Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on the latest political developments. The African Union's Pan African Parliament on Tuesday issued a declaration in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike at Israeli prisons and slammed Israel's controversial detention policies.



Russia's Lavrov says he did not discuss Comey with Trump

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who chairs a Judiciary subcommittee panel that has been driving much of the Russian Federation probe, echoed Grassley's and Feinstein's frustrations, and said he was "surprised" Comey would agree to testify at all, "given the fact that we now have a Special Counsel who will likely be investigating matters related" to his conversations with Trump.



President Trump receives regal welcome in Saudi Arabia

But the day's real business was the signing of the arms deal, which aims to bring American-made ships, planes and bombs to Saudi Arabia. It also abandons some of the harsh anti-Muslim rhetoric that defined Trump's presidential campaign and does not contain the words "radical Islamic terror", a phrase Trump repeatedly criticized Hillary Clinton for not using during last year's campaign.


Comey to testify publicly in Congress

Comey to testify publicly in Congress

The leaders of the Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence announced Friday night that Comey has accepted their invitation to testify in an open session. And The New York Times reported the president had told Russian diplomats last week his firing of "nut job" Mr Comey had relieved "great pressure" on him.