Beijing and Washington agreed they would keep talking about measures under which China would import more energy and agricultural commodities from the United States to close the$335 billion annual U.S. goods and services trade deficit with China. “There was a consensus on taking effective measures to substantially reduce the United States’ trade deficit in goods with China,” the joint statement said. It also argued that China has always resisted any “unreasonable demands” by the United States, never compromising or accepting restrictive conditions. Trump made cutting the U.S. trade deficit with China a promise in his presidential campaign. The $200 billion figure is equivalent to about 90percent of Boeing Co’s (BA.N) annual aircraft production and is larger than all of the United States’ global annual agricultural and oil exports.
May 20, 2018 03:11 UTC
Cuban authorities said the fiery crash of an aging Boeing passenger jet on Friday shortly after takeoff from Havana had killed 110 of the 113 on board, making it the Caribbean island’s deadliest air disaster in nearly 30 years. Allegations of previous safety complaints against the little-known Mexican company called Damojh that leased the nearly 40-year-old Boeing (BA.N) 737 to Cuban flagship carrier Cubana also began to surface. Three Cuban women survived the crash, but are still in critical condition, said the head of the hospital where they are being attended. Some locals who saw the crash say one of the engines appeared to have caught fire before the plane hit the ground. The crash was the worst in Cuba since a Soviet-built Ilyushin-62M passenger plane crashed near Havana in 1989 killing all 126 people on board and another 14 on the ground.
May 20, 2018 01:41 UTC
FILE - Egypt AirCAIRO –20 May 2018: The customs department at Borg El Arab International Airport thwarted an attempt to smuggle a spy plane to Kuwait and another one to smuggle unclaimed tattoo equipment to Egypt.During the completion of the check-in procedures of an Egyptian passenger that was aboard a flight that was bound to Kuwait, customs officers revealed that a remote-controlled plane suited with a camera was shipped within the personal luggage of the passenger.Also, a passenger aboard a flight coming from the United Arab of Emirates in transit from the United States was found to be carrying large quantities of unclaimed tattoo supplies, including 6,250 silver metal needles and 62 ink bottles.The total sum of the compensations required amounts to LE 142,692 ($8,018).
May 20, 2018 01:07 UTC
Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Archbishop praying during the Royal wedding service of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 – Still image from the live coverageCAIRO – 20 May 2018: Representing Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London Anba Angaelos gave a prayer at the wedding of the British Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle in Windsor on Saturday. Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle were announced husband and wife on Saturday by the Archbishop of Canterbury. “In a ceremony that combined modernity and the ancient rituals of a royal house that dates back to 1066, Prince Charles, heir to the throne and Harry's father, accompanied Markle to the altar from the middle of the chapel.”Angaelos is the first Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London, having served as General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom since 1999. The 33-year-old grandson of Queen Elizabeth waved to well-wishers as he arrived at St George's Chapel in Windsor in the dark blue uniform with his brother and best man, Prince William, who was dressed the same. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart Windsor Castle for a reception hosted by The Prince of Wales at Frogmore House, in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero.
May 19, 2018 22:07 UTC
El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant - File PhotoCAIRO – 20 May 2018: An official from Rosatom revealed to Al Shorouk newspaper Saturday that the Russian Nuclear Company will send a delegation to the Egyptian city of El Dabaa after the upcoming Eid al Fitr vacation. The visit targets to hold a social discussion with the locals in the city, according to the newspaper.“The company seeks to be introduced to the locals’ opinions on the construction of the expected nuclear power Plant, the delegation aims to understand the point of views raised by power stations built under its supervision in several states,” added the Rosatom official’s press statement.This will be the delegation’s second visit to El Dabaa city during the current year. The company is set to provide the nuclear station project with the needed logistics, estimated to cost US$ 30bn.An official from the Egyptian Nuclear Plants Authority told Al Shorouk that some items in the project are still under negotiation with the Russian Company of Rosatom.“The Egyptian Nuclear Authority signed a preliminary agreement with Rosatom in order the latter oversees the construction process of the Nuclear power station in El Dabaa,” added the Egyptian official in press statements to Al Shorouk.Egyptian Minister of Electricity, Mohammed Shaker, has previously stated that El Dabaa power station is being built according to the latest international safety measures. The Egyptian State negotiated with American, Korean, Japanese and Chinese nuclear companies before choosing the Russian Rosatom.
May 19, 2018 21:56 UTC
Rafah Border Crossing opened throughout Ramadan:On May 18, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi directed to keep the Rafah crossing with Gaza open for the entire month of Ramadan. The Egyptian leader has ordered the relevant authorities to keep the crossing open to ease some of the burdens of residents of the Gaza Strip. I hope the security situation will help deescalating the explosive atmosphere in Gaza.”I commend President @AlsisiOfficial decision to maintain the opening of #Rafah Crossing between #Gaza and #Egypt, during #Ramadan. Egypt’s government also has been opening Rafah crossing constantly to allow the passage of humanitarian cases. Safdy underlined his country's support to Egypt in its efforts to achieve Palestinian reconciliation.
May 19, 2018 21:00 UTC
"Absolutely horrific," he tweeted about the shooting. 'QUIET LONER' IN A TRENCHCOATClassmates at the school of some 1,460 students described Pagourtzis as a quiet loner who played on the football team. Some aspects of Friday's shooting had echoes of the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999. The two teenaged killers in that incident wore trench coats, used shotguns and planted improvised explosives, killing 10 before committing suicide themselves.It was the second mass shooting in Texas in less than seven months. A man armed with an assault rifle shot dead 26 people during Sunday prayers at a rural church last November.
May 19, 2018 19:52 UTC
"My baby looks beautiful and she looks very happy. "You look amazing," Harry told his bride as she arrived.The couple grinned during Curry's dramatic address about the power of love, in which he quoted civil rights icon Martin Luther King. Real power. "It's been a historic, epic day," said Leslie Owusu, from nearby High Wycombe. "It's a union of different cultures, you've got America and England and a fusion of two people that love people and life.
May 19, 2018 19:30 UTC
-FILE PHOTO: Melania Trump hosts a discussion at the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON - 19 May 2018: President Donald Trump's wife, Melania Trump, returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing a surgical procedure this week to treat a benign kidney condition, her office said.The first lady, 48, had been recovering at Walter Reed medical center since Monday, when she underwent an embolization procedure to treat the kidney condition.Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement that Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday morning. "She is resting comfortably and remains in high spirits," Grisham said. "Our office has received thousands of calls and emails wishing Mrs. Trump well, and we thank everyone who has taken the time to reach out. "An embolization is a minimally invasive procedure often used to block the flow of blood to a tumor or an abnormal area of tissue.Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that it was "great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House. "In an initial tweet he misspelled her first name, writing that "Melanie is feeling and doing really well," before writing a subsequent tweet with her name's correct spelling.
The sides had met two weeks ago in Beijing. "There was a consensus on taking effective measures to substantially reduce the United States trade deficit in goods with China," the statement said. "To meet the growing consumption needs of the Chinese people and the need for high-quality economic development, China will significantly increase purchases of United States goods and services. "Last year the United States had a $375.2 billion trade deficit with China, a source of frequent and bitter complaint by President Donald Trump.The statement Saturday said some details would be worked out in further talks in Beijing. But Trump is also keen to appear tough on trade.The talks are further complicated by the impending summit meeting in Singapore between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has consulted with Chinese leader Xi Jinping ahead of the meeting.
U.S. President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr. speaks during a campaign event for Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone at the Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire dept. "The New York Times report said the meetings are an indication that other countries besides Russia may have offered help to Trump's presidential campaign. ""Media reports about Mr. Zamel's engaging in 'social media manipulation' are uninformed," Mukasey added. "Kathryn Ruemmler, Nader's lawyer, told the paper that her client "has fully cooperated with the U.S. special counsel's investigation and will continue to do so. "Erik Prince, who is also the brother of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, could not be immediately reached for comment.
Meteorologists expect very hot weather to continue on Sunday across Egypt. Low and medium-level clouds are anticipated in the north, possibly accompanied by rainfall in some areas of South Sinai. It might be active in the Gulf of Suez, possibly disrupting maritime navigation. Waves in the Mediterranean Sea will be low to moderate and range between 1 to 1.5 meters in height, with northeasterly surface winds. Waves in the Red Sea will be moderate and range between 1.5 to 2 meters in height, with northwesterly surface winds.
May 19, 2018 18:45 UTC
FILE - President Abdel Fatah Al SisiCAIRO -19 May 2018:President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued directives on Saturday to persist with the efforts meant to upgrade the electricity and petroleum sectors in order to improve the services provided and meet Egypt’s development requirements of energy.Sisi’s remarks were made during his meeting with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tareq el Molla, Finance Minister Amr el Garhy and acting chief of the General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel.The president also ordered continuing implementing the economic reform program, affirming in this regard the importance of increasing the spending on the comprehensive development sectors, particularly health, education and infrastructure, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.Sisi also ordered the government to adhere to what is targeted as per the state budget's general indicators for the fiscal year 2018/2019.The meeting touched on following up the ongoing efforts to improve the services provided to citizens, with the electricity minister reviewing the latest developments with regard to upgrading the national power grid in addition to a number of national projects being implemented in the electricity sector.Meanwhile, Sisi was briefed on the efforts exerted by the Petroleum Ministry to develop the sector of petroleum and mineral resources. On that score, Molla reviewed the steps taken to improve the performance of the sector in its various activities.
May 19, 2018 18:33 UTC
© AFP | A Palestinian protester throws a tear gas canister back towards Israeli troops during a clash on the Gaza border on December 20, 2017RAMALLAH - 19 May 2018: A third Palestinian succumbed to wounds on Saturday he sustained from Israeli army gunfire during the Great March of Return protests on Monday at Gaza-Israel border, according to medical sources.Ahmed Abu Samra, 21, died on Saturday evening of wounds he sustained when he was shot and critically injured by Israeli forces on Monday, WAFA news agency reported.Earlier in the day, Mohamed Mazen Elayyan, 20, and Moin Sai, 58, also died of wounds sustained on Monday.With their death, the total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since the start of the Great March of Return protests on March 30 rises to 120. More than 12,000 others were injured, according to the Ministry of Health figures.
May 19, 2018 16:41 UTC
Soccer Football - Serie A - Juventus vs Hellas Verona - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - May 19, 2018 Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon is applauded by Wojciech Szczesny and team mates as he gestures to the fans after being substituted off REUTERS/Stefano RellandTURIN, Italy, 19 May 2018: Talismanic goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon bid a tearful farewell to Juventus after 17 seasons at the club when he was substituted in the 61st minute of their Serie A match against relegated Verona on Saturday.The Turin side, who clinched their seventh consecutive Serie A title a week ago, were leading 2-0 at the time, meaning that Buffon kept his 301st clean sheet in 656 appearances in all competitions.The 2006 World Cup winner hugged several team mates and rival players as he left the field in tears to a standing ovation. He then walked around the perimeter, shaking hands with supporters in the front row.Buffon, who won nine Serie A and four Coppa Italia titles with Juventus, was replaced by third choice goalkeeper Carlo Pinsoglio, who made his first appearance of the season.
May 19, 2018 15:56 UTC