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Author: 0 GOP candidate who scuffled with reporter wins Montana House election

Montana voters headed to the polls to decide a nationally watched Congressional election amid uncertainty in Washington over President Donald Trump's agenda and his handling of the country's affairs. Montana has been something of an anomaly among red states. Also, they said they trusted the media more than Trump - 53 per cent to 34 per cent. Voters lean Republican and prefer iconoclasts along with limited government and their right to bear arms.

Author: 0 Philippines deploys helicopters in bid to retake southern city

The fighting in Marawi erupted on Tuesday after security forces raided a house where they believed Isnilon Hapilon , a leader of the Abu Sayyaf militant group and the Philippine head of ISIL, was hiding. I appeal to the consciences of the hostage takers not to harm the innocent as the Islamic faith teaches. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has followed through with repeated threats to escalate the fight against Islamist militants in Mindanao.

Author: 0 Conservative Ghalibaf withdraws from Iran presidential race

Eshaq Jahangiri, senior vice president under Rouhani, dropped out, leaving just four candidates in the race ahead of Friday's vote. "I ask all my popular supporters across the country to use all their potential and support for the success of our respectable brother, Ebrahim Raisi ", he said .

Author: 0 Philippines steps up raid on Islamic militants in Marawi

Duterte declared martial law on Tuesday in Mindanao - which makes up roughly one third of the Philippines and is home to 20 million people - in an immediate response to the attacks by the fighters. The New York Times reports that both Abu Sayyaf and Maute, a relatively new offshoot of the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front, have pledged allegiance to ISIS and vowed further violence against the majority-Catholic country.

Author: 0 CBO analysis: Trumpcare leaves 23 million without coverage

The report also complicates the job of Senate Republicans - some of whom already have doubts about the House bill - as they craft their own healthcare legislation. On the bright side, reports the CBO , "the number of people with health insurance would, by CBO and JCT's estimates , be slightly higher and average premiums for insurance purchased individually-that is, nongroup insurance-would be lower, in part because the insurance, on average, would pay for a smaller proportion of ...

Global Did senior Russian intelligence officials discuss influencing Donald Trump through his advisers?
Author: 0 Did senior Russian intelligence officials discuss influencing Donald Trump through his advisers?

Meanwhile, former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page said he will testify next month before the House intelligence committee, and the New York Times reported that U.S. Bortnikov that if Russian Federation had such a campaign underway, it would be certain to backfire", Brennan said. Mr Brennan's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee gave a much clearer view of how seriously United States intelligence took the Russian threat, and why the Federal Bureau of ...

Author: 0 Watch President Trump shove fellow NATO leader, Dusko Markovic aside

USA businesses have taken advantage of its single market to reduce the costs of exporting to Europe. His words fell short of an explicit commitment to Article 5 of the Nato treaty, which says that allies, including the USA, would defend each other if one of them was attacked.

Author: 0 Duterte Declares Martial Law On Philippine Island Of Mindanao

Militants have torn through the streets of Marawi since Tuesday night, torching buildings, taking a priest and his worshippers hostage and sealing off much of the city. The military has not explained how Tuesday's raid on an apartment hideout went so badly wrong and spiraled into urban warfare. "Based on reports, he is still in the city", Herrara told reporters in Marawi on Thursday as gunfire crackled in the background.

Global Media Invitation: International Day of UN Peacekeepers
Author: 0 Media Invitation: International Day of UN Peacekeepers

The two laid down their lives while serving in United Nations peacekeeping operations past year. Two Indian peacekeepers were among 117 military, police and civilian personnel honoured here Wednesday with a prestigious United Nations medal for courage and sacrifice in the line of duty.

Author: 0 Libya Connection and the Question That Needs to Be Asked

Early Wednesday, police said three more men had been arrested "after police executed warrants in South Manchester " - the area of the city where the suspected suicide bomber is believed to have lived. "Today, we know only what British investigators have told us", Collomb said. Two officials familiar with the case, who spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the ongoing investigation, said authorities are broadly ...

Author: 0 Hundreds attend vigil of college stabbing victim

At a news conference on Monday, Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks cautioned against speculating about the case before facts are gathered. The judge declined and said he will be held without bond, and can revisit the request at a later date. Urbanski, a University of Maryland student from Serverna Park, had bail denied during a review Monday afternoon.

Author: 0 British bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast

Manchester police halted their sharing of investigative information with the us through most of Thursday until receiving fresh assurance there would be an end to leaks to the media. After bowing their heads in silence, the grieving crowd in Manchester's St Ann's Square broke into a spontaneous, gentle rendition of "Don't Look Back in Anger" by the city's own Britpop band Oasis.

Global United States grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu
Author: 0 United States grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu

I see it as Israel's salvation. Trump praised Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip-organizing skills during a meeting with Israel's President Rivlin in Jerusalem . "Instead of saying thank you to the United States , they now feel emboldened", Trump said of the Iranians, saying that the decision to enter the deal was a "terrible thing for the United States".

Global In NATO Speech, Trump Scolds Leaders But Doesn't Recommit To Defense Pledge
Author: 0 In NATO Speech, Trump Scolds Leaders But Doesn't Recommit To Defense Pledge

When Trump tried to lighten the mood with a joke about NATO's gleaming new home base - "I never asked once what the new NATO Headquarters cost" - there was no laughter from his counterparts. Other NATO leaders wanted him to "express a commitment to Article 5 of the NATO charter, which says that an attack on one nation is an attack on all nations", Tamara reports.

Author: 0 Arsenal must get in Hazard´s face, says Ramsey

And while Wenger is a master at winning FA Cup titles - no-one in history has won more than the Arsenal manager - this is a final that Arsenal go to as the serious underdogs. " Gabriel is out for six to eight weeks", he said. Shkodran Mustafi has still not trained since suffering a concussion, and is an unlikely starter for the FA Cup final against Chelsea .

Author: 0 Guardian reporter allegedly body slammed by GOP congressional candidate speaks out

One day after Republican candidate for Congress Greg Gianforte allegedly body slammed a reporter, he won Montana's only House seat over Democrat Rob Quist in a special election on Thursday. " Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him", Alicia Acuna wrote in an online story. During that conversation, another man - who we now know is Ben Jacobs of The Guardian - walked into the room with a voice recorder, put it up to ...

Author: 0 Philippine troops bomb Islamist militants in city

He also heads an alliance that includes at least 10 smaller militant groups, including the Maute, which have a heavy presence in Marawi and were instrumental in fighting off government forces in this week's battles. "Our operation is still ongoing in Marawi City and sporadic fighting is still continuing", a statement from the Armed Forces of the Philippines said.

Author: 0 Trump's Travel Ban Suffers Another Defeat in Court

Chief Judge Roger Gregory wrote the opinion for the court, which found that statements made by Trump and his surrogates regarding Islam create the impression that the goal of the order is to discriminate against Muslims, in violation of the Constitution's ban on establishing religion.

Author: 0 Philippines troops rescue 78 hostages, kills 13 ISIS-linked terrorists

Last Tuesday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte placed Mindanao under martial law after the Maute group stormed a village in Marawi City , capital of Lanao del Sur province. President Rodrigo Duterte said a local police chief was stopped at a militant checkpoint and beheaded. The black flags of the Islamic State group were planted atop buildings and flown from commandeered vehicles, including a government ambulance and an armored auto, said Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr., vice governor of ...

Author: 0 'I won't give up': Death row inmate seeks execution reprieve

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey refused to halt the execution Thursday afternoon, and after looking over the petition, after a almost 4½ hour temporary stay, the U.S. The state maintains that, after embarking on an affair with the victim's wife, Judy Wicker, he shot her husband in the right eye with a pistol. The prison refuses to reveal which drugs it uses and has withheld a review of public records on the last two executions which Arthur's motion say were botched.

Author: 0 Did Trump really favor Macron in France?

Barack Obama made a case for American involvement internationally, saying "we can't isolate ourselves, we can't hide behind a wall" in the hours before Merkel was set to meet Trump in Brussels . Lombardi told The Daily Beast that when he first notified Trump adviser Steve Bannon about the plans, Bannon responded, "Oh great, don't worry about it".

Author: 0 'Unexpectable' Trump makes Netanyahu, and Adelson, very happy

While speaking in Bethlehem on Tuesday, Trump said he is " committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and I intend to do everything I can to help them achieve that goal", according to the BBC .

Author: 0 Donald Trump denies mentioning Israel in meeting with Russians

White House officials said they considered Trump's address to be a counterweight to Obama's debut speech to the Muslim world in 2009 in Cairo. Trump spoke on his fourth and final day in the Middle East. Abbas said he was keen to "keep the door open to dialogue with our Israeli neighbors". And while Netanyahu in the past has expressed support for the establishment of a Palestinian state, he has been vague about this goal since Trump gained power.

Author: 0 Trump calls on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to tackle terror, immigration

Donald Trump has been ridiculed on social media for appearing to push Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic out of the way to get to the front of a group of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders. Trump said that the United States had spent more on defence in the last nine years than all the other members together. In another crucial signal, Trump refused to reaffirm the value of NATO's Article 5 collective defense clause, the linchpin of NATO's unity and deterrence since the ...

Author: 0 Tanks roll in to tackle IS-linked militants in besieged Philippine city

President Rodrigo Duterte had also declared martial law across the southern third of the country to quell the crisis, while numerous 200,000 residents had fled... The husband of a church worker abducted along with a priest and parishioners by Muslim extremists in a southern Philippine city is appealing for the release of the captives.

Global N.Korea 'flatly rejects' United Nations vow to tighten sanctions
Author: 0 N.Korea 'flatly rejects' United Nations vow to tighten sanctions

The administration of US President Donald Trump has said military action was an option under consideration, sending fears of conflict spiralling. It provided no other details. South Korea has been alarmed by several ballistic missile tests by Pyongyang, with the latest being the launch of a new intermediate-range solid-fuel rocket, conducted Sunday.

Global USA intelligence committee to subpoena Flynn in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 USA intelligence committee to subpoena Flynn in Russian Federation probe

The committee has tried another way to receive the documents by issuing two subpoenas for two of Flynn's former businesses. "I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and USA persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals", he said, adding, "It raised questions in my mind about whether Russia was able to gain the cooperation of ...

Global Trump son-in-law now part of Russia probe
Author: 0 Trump son-in-law now part of Russia probe

Then national security adviser General Michael Flynn delivers a statement daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 1, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Coats told senators at a Senate hearing that it would be inappropriate to discuss private conversations he'd had with the president. Warner said earlier Tuesday he doesn't believe that Flynn's decision to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights gives him blanket immunity.

Author: 0 Melania Trump's video of brushing away Donald Trump's hand goes viral

Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive in Italy. Walking across the tarmac with the Trumps was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, who were showing their affections by holding hands. Paolo Zampolli, Melania's friend and former modeling agent, said she does all this because she "loves the president unconditionally" and is protective of him.

Global Jared Kushner now the focus in Russia, Trump investigation
Author: 0 Jared Kushner now the focus in Russia, Trump investigation

While Kushner is not a target of FBI investigation and has not been accused of committing a crime, sources said he is among a number of White House staffers and former Trump campaign officials who are likely to be interviewed by the FBI due to their interactions with former national security adviser Michael Flynn - or because they had contact with Russian officials during the campaign or the transition.

Global Petroleo Brasileiro SA- Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) Check on Ratings
Author: 0 Petroleo Brasileiro SA- Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) Check on Ratings

It helps investors in determining whether buying, selling or holding on to a stock would be beneficial for them. All things being equal, stocks with higher earnings-per-share growth rates are generally more desirable than those with slower earnings-per-share growth rates.

Author: 0 Here's what the Supreme Court might look at — Travel ban case

The statements also reveal President Trump's intended means of effectuating the ban: by targeting majority-Muslim nations instead of Muslims explicitly. The court maintained, however, that the intent of the law continued to discriminate on the basis of religion. We therefore find that EO-2 likely fails Lemon's objective prong in violation of the Establishment Clause .

Author: 0 Philippines: Troops bomb city taken over by militants

Duterte said Wednesday that militants who have laid siege to the city of Marawi had decapitated the police chief of Malabang. A police chief has been beheaded and at least 20 other people have been killed by Islamic militants who rampaged through a city in the southern Philippines .

Global Justice Department to ask Supreme Court to review blocking Trump's travel ban
Author: 0 Justice Department to ask Supreme Court to review blocking Trump's travel ban

Last week, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan in the nation's capital said she's "inclined to agree" that the travel ban is unlawful, but held off on a request to block it because of the pending appeals court cases. On March 6, Trump issued a narrower version of the executive order that would have applied to citizens from Iran , Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Syria and Yemen without already-issued visas and prevented them from entering the USA for 90 days.

Author: 0 Former CIA chief warned Moscow over election hacking

Those contacts are now being investigated by committees in both chambers of the US Congress and by recently appointed special counsel Robert Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "The Russian intelligence threat is a serious one". Brennan also said he believes the Russians would have continued to try to further "bloody" Clinton had she won.

Author: 0 Sessions to take travel ban fight to Supreme Court

Trump's revised order, which temporarily barred new visas from Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Iran , Yemen and Syria , as well as suspending the U.S. He says the ban was justified to ensure existing screening procedures were adequate. Specifically, the court found that the second travel ban still unlawfully targeted Muslim people.

Author: 0 WH: Trump was 'exhausted' when he said 'Islamic extremism'

During his trip to the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh , a center that aims to defeat militant communication, Trump, Saudi King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi placed their hands on the object. Trump's two day visit in Israel follows two days in in Saudi Arabia , home to Islam's holiest sites, where Trump brokered the arms contract while also trying to strengthen relations with other Arab nations.

Global Ousted leader Park in court at start of trial
Author: 0 Ousted leader Park in court at start of trial

It was her first public appearance since she was taken into custody on March 31. As president, Park was criticized for what opponents saw as her imperial manner, her refusal to tolerate dissent, and her alleged mishandling of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren.

Author: 0 En garde! France's Macron won't let go in handshake showdown with Trump

Rather than shake hands, Trump just stared off into space like a lost schoolboy. Macron said "I'm also very happy to be with President Trump". Trump finally seemed ready to pull away - but Macron evidently wasn't. It has been well documented on social media that President Donald Trump seems to have an unorthodox style of shaking hands with people. Much like two businessmen for whom time is money, Trump and Macron kept their introductions brief and cordial.

Global Rossi injured in motocross accident
Author: 0 Rossi injured in motocross accident

However, he will remain in hospital overnight for observation. They said the 38-year-old rider, a nine times world champion and now third in the top class, had been diagnosed with "mild thoracic and abdominal trauma" in a hospital check-up after the accident in training in eastern Italy.

Global Ex-CIA chief worried about Russia contacts
Author: 0 Ex-CIA chief worried about Russia contacts

At a hearing Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Coats said he couldn't confirm or deny the report . In a statement, Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said Sessions met with hundreds, if not thousands, of foreign dignitaries while in the Senate.

Global Nigeria oil minister says not opposed to eventually joining output cuts
Author: 0 Nigeria oil minister says not opposed to eventually joining output cuts

But Nigeria and Libya were exempted from the cuts because their production had suffered disruptions on the back of unrest and militant attacks. "This shows there's not much more OPEC can do". Earlier, Saudi Oil Minister Khalid A. Al-Falih spoke of a "9-month straight" extension going into the meeting. That deal, which has helped shore up oil prices , is due to expire at the end of June.

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