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Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama's former chief of staff attended, along with many community leaders. The former President acknowledged there are challenges with the design - traffic, parking, crowd control - minority contracting, for example, but he promised the Obama Foundation will work through all of them with the surrounding communities.
  • Liberal Moon Jae-in expected to win S.Korea's presidency - exit polls

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    Choi Kang, a principal fellow at the Seoul-based Asan Institute for Policy Studies, said Moon's desire to engage Pyongyang would be restrained by South Korean wariness over the threat from Pyongyang and USA pressure. But Moon could shake up the status quo in Seoul . " South Koreans are more concerned that Trump, rather than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will make a rash military move, because of his outrageous tweets, threats of force and unpredictability", Duyeon Kim, a visiting ...
  • Trump refused to push back Israel trip to June

    Trump refused to push back Israel trip to June

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    The aides said Muslim and Arab leaders had expressed relief to Trump over what they said was the retreat from engagement in the Middle East that had characterized the presidency of Barack Obama, Trump's predecessor. As part of his stopover in Israel expected around May 22, Trump accepted an invitation by Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to visit the PA-controlled city of Bethlehem, located south of Jerusalem.
  • Prince Charles speaks of 'harmony' as Irish trip begins

    Prince Charles speaks of 'harmony' as Irish trip begins

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    The Prince has officially visited the Republic of Ireland four times before, most recently in May 2016. Buckingham Palace said that as on the two previous occasions "this visit will showcase the strength and vitality of the connections between the United Kingdom and Ireland, and the friendship and partnership that has defined our relationship over recent years".
  • Texas Police Officer Who Killed 15-Year-Old Boy Is Fired

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    Edwards, his two brothers and two other teenagers were driving away from an unruly house party when the officer opened fire on their vehicle with a rifle. "No other city has moved at the rate Balch Springs has", Crockett told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. "It's just unbelievable. It's absolutely unbelievable that a department did what a department should do".
  • Recent Border Fight Killed 50 Afghan Troops

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    The Chaman crossing into Afghanistan's Kandahar province is one of two main crossing points on the border. "The charge d'affaires was told that the "unprovoked firing" by Afghan forces had led to the loss of lives, disrupted the census in areas on the Pakistan side of the border and caused damage to properties", a statement released by the FO said.
  • De-escalation agreement in Syria comes into force

    De-escalation agreement in Syria comes into force

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    Russian Federation said aircraft in the US -led coalition against the Islamic State will be prohibited from operating above the planned "de-escalation zones" in Syria. "This question is closed", said Alexander Lavrentyev, Russia's representative at Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan. "As for their actions in the de-escalation zones, now all of them are closed for their flights".
  • Afghan air force pounds area after death of IS commander

    Afghan air force pounds area after death of IS commander

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    Joscelyn said the threat posed by ISIS-K, which at the peak of its powers in early 2016 controlled or contested about 2 percent of Afghanistan's 407 districts, is dwarfed by that of the Taliban, which now controls or contests at least 40 percent despite having been targeted by USA and coalition forces for the past 16 years.
  • Samsung Virtually Confirms Galaxy Note8 Launch Later this Year

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    Revenue added 1.54 percent from a year earlier to 50.55 trillion won in the March quarter, but net income surged 46.29 percent to 7.68 trillion won. The memory chip segment is enjoying a short term boom that is driving growth in the broader chip market, with tight supply resulting in strong average selling prices, particularly for premium products.
  • Democratic Senator May Defy Party to Vote for AHCA

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    The ad will also run in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District, which Ryan represents. The working group basically plans to set aside the House bill and craft its own package-with an eye toward tweaking the AHCA provisions that makes health insurance more expensive for older Americans.
  • Mattis: US, Turkey Committed to Securing Raqqa

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    For the USA administration, which is skeptical that the Turkish-backed force is large enough or sufficiently trained, the decision sets Trump's wish for quick battlefield victories against the need to maintain its strategic alliance with Turkey.
  • Trump to NRA in Atlanta: I won't let you down

    Trump to NRA in Atlanta: I won't let you down

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    Turn off cable". "I'm here along with all these other moms to let the NRA know we're not going to stand for this extremist agenda around the country", the mother from Marietta said . Nathan Deal hasn't said whether he will sign the measure. They also laughed as television clips showed members of the news media, Hollywood stars and even Obama predicting confidently that Trump would never be elected president.