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Netanyahu: Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem Would Not Harm Peace Process

Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is reportedly "furious" about comments made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday regarding a possible USA embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, two sources told political website Axios . However, last week the White House denied rumors that Trump had shelved plans for the embassy move. Abbas arrived with a delegation late Sunday to hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote bilateral ties.



United States accuses Syria of mass executions and burning bodies

The timing of the public announcement suggested that the Trump administration was pressing a tougher political line on Syria, and seeking to embarrass Russian Federation and Iran - which have supported the Assad government - in an effort to press the Syrian leadership to engage in substantive negotiations.



Trump wants to move quickly on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump also had a sit down with NBC Nightly News' Lester Holt on Thursday, during which the president addressed his abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey and said the move was his decision. He staked out public and sometimes unpopular positions on contentious social and policy issues while leading an agency historically focused exclusively on law enforcement.



Bring on Lebron: Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105

The Celtics and Wizards will have to settle their series on Monday night in Boston during a Game 7 to see who will move on to the Eastern Conference Finals to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The John Wall and Bradley Beal backcourt has been en fuego in this round of the playoffs as they have scored a combined 48 points a game. The victor will tip off the Eastern Conference finals against the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Wednesday.



White House 'moving rapidly' to replace Federal Bureau of Investigation director amid criticism

U.S. intelligence suggested that terrorists had obtained sophisticated airport security equipment that allowed them to test how to effectively hide explosives in electronic devices, CNN reported at the time. The bleak assessment came days after Mr Trump claimed on Twitter that Mr Clapper had determined "there is no collusion" with reference to his presidential campaign and Russian Federation, a characterisation that Mr Clapper has refuted.



Four candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director job to be interviewed

But this might not be garden variety trumpery. But the decision to fire Comey has again elevated the congressional and intelligence community's investigations into Russia's influence in the 2016 election. It was Trump's first public event outside the White House since Comey's ouster. The next day, Vice President Pence told reporters that Rosenstein had independently reviewed and recommended that Comey be fired.