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Netanyahu against Abbas: "He didn't speak the truth"

Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu was not impressed by Abbas speech in Washington, stopping just short of calling his Palestinian counterpart a liar. "After meeting with Trump, Abbas will either succumb or become trapped", an opinion article in the Hamas daily was entitled. Thousands of families of prisoners and Palestinian "martyrs" get payments from the Palestinian Authority that are considered considered humanitarian, not political, by Palestinians officials.


United Kingdom interest rates on hold at 0.25% as economy slows

United Kingdom interest rates on hold at 0.25% as economy slows

In its latest "Super Thursday", the BoE left United Kingdom monetary policy frozen as expected but the Pound was weakened by the bank's tone and forecast. The spike in inflation reflects the slump in sterling since last year's Brexit vote. The MPC said that wage growth has been weaker than expected but should recover.



Federal Bureau of Investigation contradicts White House, says Comey had 'broad support'

Her comments are contradicted by various press accounts, which describe agents as stunned and "grappling with angst" over the firings - and claims by a retired official that Comey enjoyed "broad support" among fellow crime-fighters. At Thursday's White House press briefing, Huckabee Sanders said she had a chance to speak with the president before she went out to the podium and said the "last straw that pushed" him was Comey's testimony before Congress on May 3.



Macron team to announce candidates for June parliamentary election

Half of his candidates for the 577 seats up for grabs in the general election will be newcomers to politics, he has said . Macron's decision comes a day after the centrist candidate scored a decisive win over the far-right National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, to become France's 25th president.



Pope makes 2 Fatima children saints on centenary of visions

They clapped as soon as Francis read the proclamation aloud. The candlelight night-time Mass is traditionally popular with pilgrims. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte). Pope Paul VI became the first pope to visit Fatima to celebrate the 50th anniversary on May 13, 1967. The two children were first beatified seventeen years ago , long after their deaths in 1918.


Macron to visit Germany next week

Macron to visit Germany next week

The French presidential plane was forced to turn back once after it was struck by lightning on its first attempt to leave Paris. Angela Merkel has dismissed the idea of helping Emmanuel Macron by relaxing eurozone spending rules, quickly putting the onus on France's next president to implement economic reforms after his election win.