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Global Swedish prosecutors drop rape probe against Julian Assange
Author: 0 Swedish prosecutors drop rape probe against Julian Assange

Australian national, Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since 2012, trying to avoid extradition . Assange's lawyer, Per Samuelson, called Sweden's decision a "total victory". She said the case could be reopened if he returns to Sweden before the statute of limitations expires in 2020. "Mr Assange remains wanted for a much less serious offence", it said.

Global Federal Bureau of Investigation declines to provide Comey memos to Congress
Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation declines to provide Comey memos to Congress

The Washington Post reports that the FBI is investigating meetings that President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had in December with Russian officials. "Whereas the Special Counsel is conducting a criminal or counterintelligence investigation that will occur largely behind closed doors, the Committee's work will shed light on matters of high public interest, regardless of whether there is evidence of criminal conduct", Chaffetz wrote.

Author: 0 Four Things to Expect From Rouhani's Re-election

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his part dubbed high turnout of Iranians in election and large vote to President Rouhani as sign of public support for him and stressed Turkey's resolve to raise level of relations with Tehran . Tehran is more likely to ratchet up its interventions in Arab nations as the IRGC and Quds Force will be empowered and emboldened, and Iran will continue to be the top state-sponsor of terrorism.

Global Now, another Indian arrested in Pakistan, sent to jail on judicial remand
Author: 0 Now, another Indian arrested in Pakistan, sent to jail on judicial remand

The ICJ had on Thursday had stayed the execution of Jadhav till its final decision in the case and summoned a report on measures taken for the implementation of the order. The arrest comes months after another Indian national , Kulbhushan Jadhav , was discovered to be in custody of Pakistani authorities. Sartaj Aziz , adviser to Pakistan's prime minister on foreign affairs, said: "If India thinks they have won the case, they are wrong".

Author: 0 Pakistan to change legal team fighting Jadhav's case at ICJ

Baglay said Jadhav's mother had sent a petition and appeal through Indian courts against a Pakistan military court's order to hang Jadhav and hoped Islamabad to give him consular access anytime now. India moved the ICJ on 8 May against Pakistan for refusing consular access to Jadhav and for violating the Vienna Convention on consular relations.

Global Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty
Author: 0 Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

Mrs Merkel said she wanted friendly relations with both countries as well as Russian Federation but Europe now had to "fight for its own destiny". She told the crowd in the southern German city that special emphasis needed to be placed on warm relations between Germany and the newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron.

Global 'Iran ready for talks toward peace with Arab states'
Author: 0 'Iran ready for talks toward peace with Arab states'

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei referred to Saudi Arabia as a "cow being milked" by the United States, according to a report over the weekend in the Iranian semi-official Fars news agency. "In this direction we are ready for talks aimed at reaching a real agreement", Rouhani was quoted as saying. He underlined that regional countries need cooperation and consultations to solve the crises in the region and Iran is ready to cooperate in the field.

Global Marching 'Grandparents' Clash With Police in Venezuela
Author: 0 Marching 'Grandparents' Clash With Police in Venezuela

Almost all of those facing military courts face the same two charges, according to attorneys: Inciting rebelling and vilifying military officers. President Maduro has accused the leader of the opposition-led National Assembly, Julio Borges, of inciting violence by calling people on to the streets.

Global Ariana Grande to perform benefit concert in Manchester
Author: 0 Ariana Grande to perform benefit concert in Manchester

But for the investigation team, he said, there were still "important" lines of inquiry to pursue, and the security level will not yet be reduced from "critical". Hundreds of soldiers replaced police at high-profile sites including Buckingham Palace and Parliament, and police armed with submachine guns have been deployed in city centers, transit hubs, tourist areas and major events.

Global Summit Hotel Properties Inc (INN) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Cantor Fitzgerald
Author: 0 Summit Hotel Properties Inc (INN) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Cantor Fitzgerald

About 292,225 shares traded. Summit Hotel Properties Inc (NYSE:INN) has risen 48.87% since May 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.92% the S&P500. Summit Hotel Properties (NYSE:INN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 23rd. Piermont Capital Inc invested in 0.77% or 211,510 shares.

Global Trump orders probe into concert bombing leaks
Author: 0 Trump orders probe into concert bombing leaks

That information sharing has apparently resumed now. Then on Thursday, he told CNN that the investigation into Monday's attack "has been compromised by the leaks and we can't afford anymore, so we've taken a temporary decision to say let's clear it out and draw a line".

Global GOP plans to cut health benefits
Author: 0 GOP plans to cut health benefits

The agency estimated that about one-sixth of the US population - more than 50 million people - live in states that would make substantial changes under the waivers. The CBO estimated how many states might accept those waivers and what they might put in place of the current rules. What about the 10 Essential Health Benefits? .

Author: 0 Will leave Paris climate deal -Axios

French President Emmanuel Macron said :"The debate during this G7 allowed us to advance, very clearly, in the struggle against terrorism. I saw someone who listens and who is willing to work". German weekly Der Spiegel quoted Mr Trump as saying in a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday that Germans were "very bad" on its vehicle sales to the USA, and vowed to "stop this".

Author: 0 UK reduces terror threat level to 'severe'

Greater Manchester Police said the adjusted terror threat level will not affect its investigation, with the force stressing the level of resources we have available to us remains the same. But significant activity has taken place by the police over the last 24 hours, and it is in the light that that the independent JTAC, the joint terrorism analysis center, has taken the decision to reduce the threat level from critical to severe.

Author: 0 Teens Arrested in Killing of Boy, 6

Solis). For the complete story, see the Clarion-Ledger . "Everyone that was praying for us, that we would find Frazier alive, we want to thank everybody for that, but this is, really, this is, it's hard to know that people out there are evil, that would kill a child".

Global Portland shocked by stabbings, suspect's extreme views eyed
Author: 0 Portland shocked by stabbings, suspect's extreme views eyed

Meche's mother, Asha Deliverance of Ashland, Oregon, confirmed on Facebook that her son had been killed. "Shining bright star I love you forever", she wrote . In Southwest Portland , families and worshipers left evening prayer at the Islamic Center of Portland , or Masjed As-Saber, Oregon's largest mosque.

Global United Kingdom opposition to launch plan to woo football fans
Author: 0 United Kingdom opposition to launch plan to woo football fans

A Conservative spokesman said: "Yet again, Jeremy Corbyn is talking complete nonsense". But the Conservatives claimed comments by Diane Abbot in an interview on Saturday showed this was untrue. Jeremy Corbyn - left-winger and lifelong red - will warm up for supporting Arsenal against Chelsea in the FA Cup final by demanding more TV money for grassroots football.

Global May's lead narrows to seven percent points - YouGov poll
Author: 0 May's lead narrows to seven percent points - YouGov poll

It adds that more than a third of voters (37 percent) say their opinion of the prime minister is more negative than at the start of the campaign, against 25 percent who say it is more positive. The Opinium poll for The Observer put Theresa May's party 10 points ahead on 45%, with Labour on 35%, Liberal Democrats on 7% and Ukip on 5%. The polls painted a complicated picture of public opinion, with Britons' current voting intentions being influenced by both the deadly Manchester attack and ...

Global North Korea tests weapon that will 'spoil enemy's dream'
Author: 0 North Korea tests weapon that will 'spoil enemy's dream'

Seoul additionally has its own fleet of military aircraft partly aimed at countering North Korea's persistent nuclear weapon development. The new anti-aircraft weapon will help in " detecting and striking different targets flying from any direction ..." Kim previously guided the test of an anti-air guided weapon system in April 2016, and the latest test appears to be focusing on improving its surface-to-air guided missiles deployed previous year.

Global Bomb was assembled in flat where Salman Abedi spent last hours
Author: 0 Bomb was assembled in flat where Salman Abedi spent last hours

But watching suspects around the clock placed an intensive demand on resources, and intelligence services can only follow a small percentage of these people full-time, officials said. Britain's Foreign Office said that Tillerson would make his first official visit to the UK on Friday and meet his British counterpart Boris Johnson in "an expression of UK-US solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester ".

Global Government will not go back on its promise on black money: Modi
Author: 0 Government will not go back on its promise on black money: Modi

Shah said the fight against black money is multi-pronged. "I'll face problems, but won't hesitate to do it as I had promised this to the people". Simai also informed that around 52 lakhs youth will be trained under the National Skill Development programme all over the country to make every single youth sustain their livelihood.

Author: 0 Salman Abedi: young man thirsting for revenge

The decision to stop sharing police information with USA agencies was an extraordinary step as Britain sees the United States as its closest ally on security and intelligence. The Financial Times reported that such images are available across a restricted-access encrypted special worldwide database used by government ordnance and explosives experts in about 20 countries allied with Britain.

Author: 0 Security forces hit Maute militants; civilians wave white flags

Hapilon's group has received a "couple of million dollars" from the Islamic State group, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told reporters without elaborating Friday. Calida said the jihadists had answered a "clarion call" to establish an ISIS province in Mindanao . Lt. Gen. Carlito G. Galvez Jr., a military commander, said civilians are enduring "extreme deprivation" because government services are unavailable and shops are closed.

Author: 0 Merkel's CDU wins key German state election

The western state of North Rhine-Westphalia is Germany's most populous and has been led by the Social Democrats for all but five years since 1966. German Chancellor and chairwoman of the German Christian Democratic Party (CDU) Angela Merkel smiles during a press conference at the party's headquarters in Berlin , Germany, Monday, May 15, 2017, one day after the election in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Author: 0 British police in race to find Manchester terror network

Another brother and Abedi's father have been detained in Libya. British intelligence experts no longer believe another attack is imminent as significant progress has been made by police investigating the suicide bomb attack on a pop concert in Manchester , Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday.

Author: 0 United Kingdom police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

Prime Minister Theresa May said the independent body which sets the threat level had decided it should be lowered from its highest rating " critical ", which meant an attack could be imminent, to "severe". Police said on Saturday that overnight they had made two further arrests as they closed in on other possible cell members. Police say that 1,000 people are working on the investigation, trying to track down bomber Salman Abedi's accomplices and piece together his movements in the days ...

Global 'Men should keep their women indoor': Azam Khan on Rampur incident
Author: 0 'Men should keep their women indoor': Azam Khan on Rampur incident

Former Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Sunday took a jibe at Yogi Adityanath-led government over the Rampur molestation case , saying situation in the state is such that men should try and keep their women indoors. In that incident, a group of five criminals allegedly attacked a family on Jewar-Bulandshahr highway last night, raping four women while one of the family members was killed in the incident.

Global India imposes security lockdown in Kashmir to stop protests
Author: 0 India imposes security lockdown in Kashmir to stop protests

Top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat was buried in his ancestral village Ratsuna in Tral area of South Kashmir with thousands of people attending the funeral. There was no independent confirmation of the latest incidents. India has already deployed about 500,000 soldiers in its portion of the disputed region, where various groups have for decades been fighting for independence or a merger with Pakistan.

Author: 0 Manchester attack: Images of bomber released

The move to scale back the threat level from critical to severe was announced by Prime Minister Theresa May who said there were now 11 suspects in custody over Monday night's bombing targeting young fans at a pop concert. Police have released surveillance-camera images of Abedi on the night of the attack and appealed for more information about his final days. The troops will gradually be withdrawn beginning on Monday, she said.

Author: 0 Trump reported to have told confidants United States will leave Paris climate deal

He described a "very robust conversation. a lot of give and take" in discussions that included leaders from Japan, Britain, France, Germany, Canada and Italy. The photo of him tightly gripping the hand of French President Emmanuel Macron and video of him appearing to push past the prime minister of Montenegro out of his way made headlines.

Global Police 'stop sharing Manchester bomb intelligence' after series of leaks
Author: 0 Police 'stop sharing Manchester bomb intelligence' after series of leaks

The deployment, created to free up police officers to pursue the terrorists behind the attack, is the largest on the British mainland in decades. The images published by the U.S. But further details have emerged about the UK-born bomber's radicalisation, and the warnings that were sounded, which will raise questions about why he was not more closely monitored.

Global Army chief to brief Defence Minister Jaitley on Kashmir situation
Author: 0 Army chief to brief Defence Minister Jaitley on Kashmir situation

Shops, schools and colleges in many parts of the state closed down. Similar clashes between government forces and angry demonstrators were also reported to have been erupted in different places across the Kashmir Valley , with police and paramilitary troops firing shotgun pellets and tear gas canisters to disperse protesters who were growing in number.

Author: 0 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte jokes about rape to troops

Jo-Ar Herrera, spokesman for the First Infantry Regiment told reporters that the military believed Hapilon was still at large in the city. At least 31 suspected militants have been killed since Tuesday, six of whom were believed to have been from Malaysia and Indonesia, a military spokesman said.

Global Manchester attack: Extra police on duty in London
Author: 0 Manchester attack: Extra police on duty in London

Gary Cahill has admitted that both Chelsea and Arsenal will find it "difficult" to focus on the task at hand in Saturday's FA Cup final following the terror attack in Manchester . "As with any major event, security is the highest priority", Keith Pelley, the European Tour chief executive, told reporters at Wentworth. MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Security forces rounded up more suspects Wednesday in the deadly Manchester concert blast and soldiers fanned out across the country to ...

Author: 0 #ManchesterBlast: Ariana Grande to hold concert for victims

He said police have reviewed security at more than 1,300 events across the United Kingdom and urged public not to change any plan and "go out as you planned and enjoy yourselves". We will never be able to understand why events like this take place because it is not in our nature, which is why we shouldn't recoil. Abedi was known to United Kingdom security services, but his risk to the public remained "subject to review", according to reports.

Author: 0 Trudeau praises G7 success as Trump wavers on climate change deal

Earlier on Saturday, the President tweeted from Italy that he would make his final decision next week as to whether the USA will remain in the Paris Accord . NY and California have already pledged to combat climate change without the Trump administration's support. "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying", Merkel told reporters on the sidelines of the summit.

Global Saudi Arabia may become an unlikely ally for Trump's border wall
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia may become an unlikely ally for Trump's border wall

Saudi King Salman presents President Donald Trump with The Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal at the Royal Court Palace, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh. "Like [former President Harry] Truman, Mr. Trump must contend with well-entrenched anti-Israel bureaucrats at the State Department who will try to use their positions to make moving the embassy hard".

Global New arrests in Manchester bombing, 11 in custody
Author: 0 New arrests in Manchester bombing, 11 in custody

Members of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi's network are still potentially at large, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday, after the terrorism threat level was lowered due to significant progress in the investigation.

Author: 0 Donald Trump: Many leaks are 'fabricated lies'

In a recent interview, Trump said his communications staff find it hard to keep up with him because he is such an active president, making it difficult for them to stand at the podium and talk to the press with with ideal accuracy. CBS reported that three individuals have been identified as sources of leaks within the White House and are likely to be fired. Officials within Mr.

Author: 0 Mississippi shooting: Eight people killed, suspect arrested

Lincoln County is a mostly rural area near Mississippi's southern border with Louisiana, about 65 miles south of Jackson, the state's capital. The suspect, Willie Cory Godbolt , was taken into custody Sunday morning following the shootings.

Global Jared Kushner reportedly sought secret communications with Moscow
Author: 0 Jared Kushner reportedly sought secret communications with Moscow

Kushner spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about creating that line of communication to facilitate sensitive discussions aimed at exploring the incoming administration's options with Russian Federation as it was developing its Syria policy, according to a person familiar with the discussions who spoke with The Associated Press.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande returning to 'incredibly fearless city of Manchester' for benefit show

The downgrade to "severe" means an attack still is considered highly likely. May said armed soldiers would be gradually withdrawn from Britain's streets starting midnight on Monday. "We are very happy we've got our hands around some of the key players that we are concerned about but there's still a little bit more to do", he said.

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton: Trump Could Be 'Beginning of the End' of Our Republic

Later in the speech, Clinton took another swipe at Trump by decrying people who "are even denying things we see with our own eyes, like the size of crowds". "This is not hyperbole, it is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done". "They attempt to control reality". Not just our laws and our rights and our budgets, but our thoughts and beliefs.

Author: 0 Macron says Trump handshake was 'moment of truth'

A meeting next week near Paris between French President Emmanuel Macron and Russia's Vladimir Putin is an opportunity for both leaders to get a better feel for each other, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said on Friday. When Nato leaders greeted Mr Macron at the new alliance headquarters later, Mr Macron pointedly headed straight for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, embracing her and shaking the hand of Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg before another muscular handshake with Mr Trump.

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