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Day: May 17, 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now allowed to have a royal wedding
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now allowed to have a royal wedding

    Prince Harry And Meghan Markle can now marry at Westminster Abbey, thanks to change in law Following in the footsteps of the Queen and Prince Philip, Princess Diana and Prince Charles, and Prince William and Kate Middleton, it has now been confirmed Prince Harry is allowed to marry his divorcee girlfriend, Meghan Markle, if he decides to propose. According to the Express, a spokesman for Westminster Abbey has said: 'The Abbey follows the General Synod Ruling of 2002. Since then it has been possible for divorced people to be married in the Church of England.' The spokesman also confirmed that the Suits actress' Jewish background would not prevent her from having an interfaith' marriage to the 32-year-old royal. However, if the pair do decide to get married, they would repor...
Thai authorities appear to back down on threat to block Facebook
Asia, ENGLISH

Thai authorities appear to back down on threat to block Facebook

    Sensitivity to public criticism of royal affairs has heightened since Maha Vajiralongkorn took power. Authorities in Thailand appear to have backed down on a threat to block access to Facebook after it said the social media company agreed to remove illegal content, including posts critical of the monarchy. The government threatened Facebook with legal action last week unless it removed 131 illicit pages by 10am on Tuesday morning. Hours before the deadline, internet providers said they were under pressure to shut down access to Facebook in Thailand. The brinkmanship appeared to have worked, with the secretary general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission announcing after the deadline that Facebook was cooperating. We found Facebook did not block th...
Trump accused of asking FBI to stop Flynn probe
America, ENGLISH

Trump accused of asking FBI to stop Flynn probe

    Donald Trump’s beleaguered White House was rocked on Tuesday by a pair of explosive allegations that he personally tried to quash an FBI investigation and that he disclosed highly classified information to top Russian officials. The Republican billionaire’s administration, now just barely four months old, was left reeling by the one-two punch, which sparked instant outrage from Democrats demanding a full explanation. Either claim on its own that he divulged top-secret information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during an Oval Office meeting, or that he pressed FBI director James Comey to drop a probe into ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn would plunge any White House into serious crisis. But the reports both rebutted by Trump’s team add to a mounting per...
High possibility of war with North Korea: warns new South Korean president
Asia, ENGLISH

High possibility of war with North Korea: warns new South Korean president

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said there is a high possibility of war with North Korea, as he warned its recent missile launch is a serious threat to global peace. The reality is that there is a high possibility of a military conflict at the NLL (Northern Limit Line) and military demarcation line," Moon was quoted as saying by the presidential Blue House. We will sternly deal with the North, together with the international community, Mr Moon said during a visit to the Defence Ministry in Seoul, Younhap News Agency reported. He also said the the country's military was ready and capable of striking back should the North attack. North Korean defector: Kim Jong-Un would launch a nuclear attack if his rule was threatened North Korea launched a missile four days ago and...
Trump to give speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia
America, ENGLISH

Trump to give speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia

    United States President Donald Trump will give a major speech on the Islamic faith during his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia, home to the religion’s holiest shrines, the White House said on Tuesday. He will meet and have lunch with leaders of more than 50 Muslim countries, where he will deliver an inspiring, direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology and the president’s hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam, National Security Advisor HR McMaster told reporters. Trump is set to visit Riyadh next week and meet with Saudi officials, as well as 56 Arab and Muslim leaders to discuss combating extremism and cracking down on illicit financing. According to a senior White House official speaking to Reuters news agency, Trump will discuss how to counter the threat from I...