meeting

 
 

5 inspiring moments from Trump’s meeting with Pearl Har…

The President and everyone watching at home were reminded of why those vets were truly members of The Greatest Generation. 1. One of the vets in attendance was supposed to play a football game on the day of the attack, and he’d still be a force to be reckoned with on the field and off “You never got that game, right?” Trump said to Hawaiian shirt-sporting Mickey Ganitch. “We had a war to fight,” Ganitch responded. Ganitch, who uses two canes, then proceeded to bend over into a three-point stanceRead More


8 countries call for UN meeting on Jerusalem after Trum…

WASHINGTON –– Eight countries opposed to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital have asked for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council this week. Sweden’s U.N. Mission said the eight nations have asked Japan, this month’s council president, to have Secretary-General Antonio Guterres brief the 15 council members. The eight council nations that requested the meeting are Bolivia, Egypt, France, Italy, Senegal, Sweden, United Kingdom and Uruguay. Guterres said after Mr. Trump’s announcement that the issue must be resolved through direct negotiations between Israel and theRead More


Venezuela political talks end without deal, new meeting…

CARACAS (Reuters) – Members of Venezuela’s government and opposition coalition failed to reach a deal in a new round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Saturday aimed at resolving the OPEC nation’s protracted political crisis, but planned to meet in two weeks to try again. A general view of the Venezuelan government and opposition meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic December 2, 2017. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas Various mediation efforts have failed in recent years. Foes accuse President Nicolas Maduro of exploiting dialogue to buy time, while he says the oppositionRead More


UN Security Council to hold ministerial meeting on NKor…

UNITED NATIONS –  Japan has announced it will host a ministerial meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Dec. 15 on North Korea focused on peaceful ways to pressure Pyongyang to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and denuclearize the Korean peninsula. Japan’s U.N. Ambassador Koro Bessho told a news conference Friday that more must be done beyond the “very robust” sanctions that the council has already imposed targeting the financing and materials for Kim Jong Un’s nuclear and missile programs. Bessho, this month’s council president, said members areRead More


Pope Francis uses term Rohingya in Bangladesh meeting

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Pope’s comment to the refugees was made in an improvised remark Pope Francis has met a group of Muslim Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and referred to them by name for the first time on his Asian visit. The Pope told a group of 16 refugees at an interfaith meeting in the capital Dhaka: “The presence of God today is also called Rohingya.” He refrained from using the term on his earlier visit to Myanmar, which does not regard Rohingya as an ethnic group. SomeRead More


Democrats Pull Out of Trump Meeting as G.O.P. Leaders H…

“Rather than going to the White House for a show meeting that won’t result in an agreement, we’ve asked Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan to meet this afternoon. We don’t have any time to waste in addressing the issues that confront us, so we’re going to continue to negotiate with Republican leaders who may be interested in reaching a bipartisan agreement.” Just a few months ago, Mr. Schumer and Ms. Pelosi seemed to be forging a fruitful partnership with Mr. Trump, who refers to them as “Chuck and Nancy.” InRead More


Democratic leaders cancel meeting with Trump after Twit…

Image copyright EPA Democratic congressional leaders have cancelled a meeting with President Donald Trump after he attacked them on Twitter. The Republican president said he did not think he could reach a deal with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on funding the government. The Democrats said they would negotiate with Republican lawmakers instead. Averting a federal shutdown is just one of this month’s big challenges for Republicans, who control Capitol Hill. The party’s lawmakers are also under pressure to pass a far-reaching tax plan that they can send to theRead More


Tough OPEC meeting looms as Russia unsure about duratio…

DUBAI/VIENNA (Reuters) – OPEC is heading for tougher-than-expected policy talks this week as its leader Saudi Arabia pushes to extend oil output cuts by nine months while non-member Russia is hesitating on the curbs’ duration due to worries that the market could overheat. A boat is seen close to oil installations at Lake Maracaibo in Cabimas, Venezuela October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Isaac Urrutia “It will not be an easy meeting and we always look at various scenarios,” United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazroui said on Tuesday in DubaiRead More


Tough OPEC meeting looms amid specter of oil deficit

DUBAI/VIENNA (Reuters) – OPEC is heading for tougher-than-expected policy talks this week amid concern that its efforts to rebalance the oil market might overshoot by creating a global deficit and spurring a further price rally. A boat is seen close to oil installations at Lake Maracaibo in Cabimas, Venezuela October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Isaac Urrutia “It will not be an easy meeting and we always look at various scenarios,” United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazroui said on Tuesday in Dubai before leaving for the gathering of the OrganizationRead More


Pope set for key Myanmar speech and meeting with Aung S…

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Pope has been warned by his representatives in Myanmar not to use the term Rohingya Pope Francis is set to hold talks with Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, then deliver a speech that will be keenly watched for any reference to the country’s Rohingya Muslim community. Myanmar has been accused of ethnic cleansing, with 600,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh since August. Francis has in the past supported his Rohingya “brothers and sisters”. But the Catholic Church in Myanmar has urged himRead More