Author: 0 Panama's ex-dictator Noriega dies at 83

According to The Guardian, he was a spy for the Central Intelligence Agency before the United States invaded in 1989, ending his brutal regime connected to drug trafficking. The U.S. Congress ended economic aid and military assistance to Panama in 1987. In December 1989, US President George Bush ordered a US marine invasion to topple Noriega, who had become a liability and an embarrassment to US interests.

Author: 0 Germany's Merkel calls for faster progress on EU-India trade deal

Merkel's speech in Munich could be seen as a reminder to Trump that the decision will have real implications for his relationship with Berlin and other partners, officials said . He said, there were discussions on how India and Germany must together strengthen rule based global orders. Merkel sent her strongest message following the G7 summit that Europe is drifting apart from the United States under President Donald Trump , saying that Europe can no longer completely rely on its ...

Author: 0 Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83

The hemorrhage was caused shortly after a surgery was performed on Noriega to remove a benign tumor from his brain. As the decade wore on, the CIA paid Noriega for information even as Noriega climbed the ranks of his own country's military intelligence division, ultimately becoming its chief officer and one of the principal lieutenants of Panama's strongman at the time, Omar Torrijos .

Author: 0 Macron meets Putin, warns over Syrian chemical weapons

Macron also challenged Putin on LGBT rights in Russian Federation generally, and in Chechnya in particular, following multiple reports of gay men being rounded up, held prisoner, and tortured. Mr Macron condemned two pro-Kremlin media organisations, Russia Today and Sputnik , as "organs of lying propaganda". "I don't envisage (his) departure", she said.

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Author: 0 DAY 3: Restrictions continue in parts of Kashmir

But thousands of mourners defied the security curbs on Sunday to attended the burial of the freedom fighter in his hometown amid anti-India and pro-independence slogans. A small sliver of Kashmir is also held by China. The Adviser urged the global community to call upon India to immediately stop the "ruthless killing of defenceless Kashmiris".

Author: 0 German SPD leader calls Trump a "destroyer of all Western values"

Days earlier, in Saudi Arabia, Trump had presided over the single largest United States arms deal in American history, worth $110 billion over the next decade and including ships, tanks and anti-missile systems. In Rome, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said he agreed with Merkel that Europe needed to forge its own path. In response to Merkel's comments, Britain said it would be a "strong partner" to Germany.

Author: 0 Trudeau addresses Merkel Trump rift, says Canada committed to Europe and US

The latest terror attack to have rocked Europe was at a concert in Manchester where a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing 22 people. Both the leaders also welcomed the full implementation of the Fast Track System for German companies, as agreed during the last consultations, in the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

Global Russia Probe Senior White House aide 'person of interest'
Author: 0 Russia Probe Senior White House aide 'person of interest'

The date of the hearing has not yet been set, but it is projected to take place sometime after Memorial Day on May 29. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who chairs a Judiciary subcommittee panel that has been driving much of the Russian Federation probe, echoed Grassley's and Feinstein's frustrations, and said he was "surprised" Comey would agree to testify at all, "given the fact that we now have a Special Counsel who will likely be investigating matters related" to his conversations with Trump.

Author: 0 Per Mertesacker: Criticism makes me stronger

The more people that write me off, the stronger I get. Mertesacker was quick to thank Wenger for the faith he had shown in selecting him as he described his emotions after a rollercoaster week. "So as soon as Moses went down I was fully confident that I was nowhere near him and that the referee should have seen that so my heart didn't really go in my mouth.

Author: 0 Trump Stands By 'Great' Jared Kushner Amid Tension Over Russia Probe

The revelation that Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, is a focus of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his contacts with Russian Federation has prompted questions and concerns. Just back from visiting the Middle East and Europe, Trump on Sunday dismissed recent reports as "fake news". President Donald Trump began the day with two tweets, one addressing conspiracy theories involving Russian Federation that continued to dominate liberal media headlines on ...

Author: 0 Jared Kushner White House braces for more scrutiny, Trump defends embattled son-in-law

The Senate and House Intelligence committees are also leading their own investigations, but not with an eye to bringing criminal charges. Since he came into office in January, Trump has repeatedly expressed frustration at press leaks coming from the White House or the United States intelligence agencies, and in February he said that he had ordered an investigation of those "criminal" acts and that those responsible for the leaks would pay a big "price".

Author: 0 Over double cheating cases reported in CBSE Class XII exams this year

Commerce students Mannat Luthra and Aditya Jain jointly bagged the third rank with 99.2 per cent. Raksha, a humanities student at Amity International School, Noida , said she was expecting a "good" result but was surprised to find that she was just two marks short of a ideal 100.

Author: 0 'This will change': Trump tweets anger at Germany's Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's indication Sunday that Europe can no longer fully rely on the US and United Kingdom may have been a blunder, Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist declared Tuesday. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also criticized Trump's policies toward refugees and immigration, saying they put Europe's peace at risk. In Rome , Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said he agreed with Merkel that Europe needed to forge its own path.

Author: 0 Putin a bigger threat than Islamic State, says McCain

McCain told ABC that U.S. president Donald Trump made him "nervous" and "expressed concern at reports that White House adviser Jared Kushner allegedly discussed creating a secret communication channel with Russian Federation", the newspaper said on its website.

Author: 0 France's Le Pen won't use Russia contacts during Putin visit

After their meeting, the two men visited an exhibition about the event. They hugged goodbye and shook hands, both smiling, at the end. The 39-year-old French leader and Putin exchanged a cordial, businesslike handshake and smiles when the latter stepped from his limousine, with Macron appearing to say "welcome" to him in French.

Author: 0 Hit or miss, missile defense test is a key milestone

We have previously reported on the need for GMD to conduct this test so the warfighter can have a better understanding on the interceptor's capabilities and limitations. The U.S. and the world are waiting for North Korea to test an ICBM, following Kim Jong-un's declaration in a televised new year speech in January that preparations for test-firing one had "entered the final stage".

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Author: 0 In Saudi Arabia, Trump admits India is 'victim of terrorism'

David Friedman, the new USA ambassador to Israel, told the newspaper Israel Hayom that Mr Trump's goal at the start is simply "to begin a discussion that would hopefully lead to peace". The speech came as Trump tried to escape the fallout from his May 9 firing of former FBI Director James Comey amid accusations he was trying to stop a federal investigation into his campaign's ties with Russian Federation previous year.

Global Texas Lawmaker Calls ICE on Protesters, Threatens to Shoot Colleague
Author: 0 Texas Lawmaker Calls ICE on Protesters, Threatens to Shoot Colleague

State Rep. César Blanco (D-El Paso) said Rinaldi came up to a group of Democrats and said he "just called ICE to have all these people deported", while state Rep. Rinaldi went on to detail purported threats against him from Democratic lawmakers, saying he was assaulted and had sought the protection of law enforcement officials.

Author: 0 Kushner and the back story of back channels

However, just hours earlier, Mr. Trump retweeted a Fox News article describing how Kushner and Russian diplomats discussed setting up a back channel. On "Fox & Friends" this morning, Kellyanne Conway reiterated that Trump has "full confidence" in Kushner. The FBI is investigating whether any members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Author: 0 Russia Probe: Trump Considering Major Staff Shakeup In U.S White House

Earlier this month, reports said that Mr. Trump told Russian diplomats that firing "nut job" FBI Director James Comey relieved "great pressure" on him, and that a senior adviser in his White House is a significant person of interest in the FBI's investigation into Russian election meddling.

Global Amid US doubt, United Nations chief says climate deal essential, 'get on board'
Author: 0 Amid US doubt, United Nations chief says climate deal essential, 'get on board'

Trump has previously endorsed protectionist measures, saying the United States was suffering due to unfair trade practices from some of its main Western allies, including Germany, as well as from China and some developing nations. The final G-7 statement , issued after two days of talks in the seaside town of Taormina, said the U.S. Pruitt is an outspoken opponent of the agreement and wants Trump to abide by his campaign promise made just over a year ago to pull the United States out.

Author: 0 Veteran Israeli and Palestinian negotiators optimistic about Trump's Mideast bid

Trump appears to have shared the information without Israel's consent, which would mark a severe violation of the confidentiality of their intelligence-sharing agreement. Right-wing Israelis welcomed Trump's election, hopeful that he would support their vision of broader Israel. Netanyahu's office confirmed that the two leaders had spoken for about 20 minutes on Tuesday, but would only say that the discussion dealt exclusively with the upcoming visit.

Global Laptop ban on all global flights to and from USA likely
Author: 0 Laptop ban on all global flights to and from USA likely

In March, the USA started banning laptops and other electronic devices on US -bound flights from 10 airports in Jordan, Turkey, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates. The measures include more checks for explosives, visual inspections of devices and questioning passengers about their electronics. About 4,300 global flights take off and land in the United States each day, carrying 560,000 passengers, according to the worldwide Air Transport Association, an ...

Global Bang! Princess' shot gives Belgian prime minister an earful
Author: 0 Bang! Princess' shot gives Belgian prime minister an earful

Michel was photographed looking startled by the blast at the start of the run through the Belgian capital on Sunday but initially appeared able to laugh off the moment, sparing some royal blushes. Barend Leyts stated, "The Prime Minister had to undergo a series of treatments in the 48 hours following the incident". Belgian's Prime Minister has been forced to seek medical treatment amid fears he may have damaged his hearing in a freakish incident.

Author: 0 Donald Trump angered by White House leaks

Before departing Italy for the U.S., White House officials refused to address the reports about Kushner. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said the reports were "obviously very concerning", adding that - if proven - Kushner's top-secret security clearance should be removed immediately.

Author: 0 Manchester Police Reveal New Information On The Bomber Luggage

Police also raided a building in a southern Manchester suburb and another in the city of Chester in connection with last week's attack on an Ariana Grande concert by Salman Abedi , a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent. "Our inquiries show Abedi himself made most of the purchases of the core components and what is becoming apparent is that many of his movements and actions have been carried out alone during the four days from him landing in the country and committing this bad attack".

Global Europe tour: PM Modi in Spain
Author: 0 Europe tour: PM Modi in Spain

According to news reports, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) meeting of the United States and its allies last week was overshadowed by Trump accusing the others of contributing less resources than the US. that is, morally speaking, a crime on our part", Modi said after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel . In Rome, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said he agreed with Merkel that Europe needed to forge its own path.

Global Trump 'willing to deal well' with France, says Macron
Author: 0 Trump 'willing to deal well' with France, says Macron

Bush ultimately reneged on the Kyoto Protocol agreed to by President Bill Clinton in 1997. 'There are no indications whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement or not'. Earlier this week he called Germany "very bad" on trade because of its USA surplus. She's worked to ensure her father hears pro-Paris viewpoints, including during a phone call with former Vice President Al Gore.

Global Putin certain Assad not using gas in war
Author: 0 Putin certain Assad not using gas in war

Macron vowed to be "constantly vigilant on these issues". "When press outlets spread defamatory untruths, they are no longer journalists, they are organs of influence", Macron said . Macron said any use of chemical weapons in Syria - where Russian Federation is propping up the government of President Bashar Assad - is a "red line" for France and would be met by "reprisals" and an "immediate riposte" from France.

Author: 0 US President Donald Trump hits back at Germany after awkward trade summit

Senior German politicians responded swiftly to his tweet. U.S. President Donald Trump criticised Germany on Tuesday for its trade surplus and military spending levels, a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel rammed home her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally.

Global Duterte vows to ignore Supreme Court on martial law
Author: 0 Duterte vows to ignore Supreme Court on martial law

In what was intended as a joke, Duterte said the victim was "beautiful" and as mayor of Davao City, where the riot took place, he should have been first in line . (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez). A displaced Marawi city resident receives food packs and sleeping mats from the International Committee of the Red Cross at an evacuation center in Saguiaran township near the besieged city of Marawi, Lanao del Sur province S.

Author: 0 White House communications director resigns

In confirming his early departure, Dubke told Politico the reasons were "personal", but showered praise on his fellow White House staffers and his time working for Trump. During the first few weeks of the presidency, Spicer held the dual roles of press secretary and communications director, but it became too much for him.

Author: 0 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's NSC chief, dies at 89

Mr. Brzezinski, who was a Polish-American diplomat and political scientist, served as a counselor to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966 - 1968. Brzezinski was born in Poland and wielded "considerable influence over global affairs", The New York Times detailed in a biography of his life.

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Author: 0 Mercedes-Benz's Rastatt Production Facility To Produce Compact EVs

As many as 10 new electric passenger cars will be available by 2022 with Mercedes predicting as much as 25 percent of its sales will come from EVs by 2025. This means constructing two new body shops on the site, as well as a training centre. Daimler's segments include Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services.

Global Merkel, minister stress US ties after critical Trump tweet
Author: 0 Merkel, minister stress US ties after critical Trump tweet

According to CNN-News 18, Modi said India and Germany are working together in the field of development and since Germany is adept at skill development, it can help India in honing the talent of 800 million youths. "Democracy and global order are the demands of this world". After concluding his visit, Prime Minister Modi said that he had a "very good interaction" with Merkel.

Global Philippines troop intensifies attacks to flush out militants from Marawi
Author: 0 Philippines troop intensifies attacks to flush out militants from Marawi

There have been Muslim separatists in the region for decades, but recently groups have been aligning with ISIS. The current fight has seen casualties among militants, local and foreign, soldiers and police officers. "Their refusal to surrender is holding the city captive". The "mayor" was a reference to himself, as he was mayor of Davao City before becoming president.

Author: 0 Oil prices see-saw, sterling hit as May's lead shrinks

David Arrington, president of shale oil producer Arrington Oil & Gas in Midland, Texas, said that how USA producers respond in coming months will have as much of an effect on pricing as OPEC's cuts. This is why Saudi cargoes to the recent months have totaled 1.21 million barrels a day - the highest rates since 2014, the year of the oil price crash.

Author: 0 Turkey ready to retaliate against any threats, Erdogan warns

The calls came as the administration conceded it had released two members of Erdogan's detail after holding them briefly after the incident, which took place outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in the USA capital on Tuesday. In an interview with Turkish NTV channel, Mevlut Cavusoglu said the Trump administration should change McGurk as he openly supports the Kurdistan Workers Party ( PKK ) affiliated PYD.

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Author: 0 Martial law declared on Mindanao

MORE legislators in Cebu expressed their reactions to President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella issued the statement in a bid to clarify reports the President supposedly would ignore the two branches of government in his implementation of martial law in the south.

Author: 0 Merkel says Europe needs "proactive role" in world politics

Germany's foreign minister and vice chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel , accused President Donald Trump of putting peace in Europe at risk Monday by "moving away from Western ideas". "He said they're very bad on trade but he doesn't have a problem with Germany", Cohn told reporters during Trump's nine-day trip overseas. Merkel , seeking to fix damage after shocking Washington on Sunday by declaring the era in which Europe could rely on its partners was somewhat over, repeatedly stressed the ...

Author: 0 Trump tells 'confidants' U.S. will leave Paris climate deal: Axios

Trump's unwillingness to pledge support for the climate deal upset certain European partners, specifically Germany's Chanellor Angela Merkel. "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying". On Thursday, more than 20 Republican senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, sent a letter to Trump asking him to leave the Paris Climate Agreement.

Author: 0 Trump escalates threats to Germany over trade on Tuesday

May 26, 2017: Trump blasts German carmakers' U.S. sales and threatens to stop the sales. Addressing the media after the meeting, Prime Minister Modi said an outcome oriented momentum is perceptible in relations between the two countries.

Global RCMP investigating threats at Richmond high school
Author: 0 RCMP investigating threats at Richmond high school

A Richmond high school is now on lockdown after a series of threats were aimed at a high school Monday afternoon. Plan your next night out, enter contests, and stay connected. Corporal Dennis Hwang says the investigation has now led to several threats. Mounties said the school was put in to a hold-and-secure as officers were dispatched to the grounds to respond to the threat.

Global Christy Clark will stay on as BC premier
Author: 0 Christy Clark will stay on as BC premier

Clark added that she has no intention of requesting another election should the Liberals' confidence vote be rejected. Clark has 43 seats in the 87-seat legislature to 41 for the NDP and three for the Greens. "I am happy to take on any job that the voters give me", she said. "What I said before the election remains true". That essentially means the Greens will support the NDP on legislative confidence votes.

Author: 0 PM Modi meets German President at Castle Bellevue

Modi's comments contrasted with Trump's meeting with European Union leaders in Brussels last week, when he said that Germany is " very bad " for flooding the U.S. Modi said economic collaboration between Germany and India was still "below full potential".Speaking at a joint news conference with Modi, Merkel reiterated her view that "we need to take our fate in Europe into our own hands".

Author: 0 Trump blasts Germany again as Merkel-Modi cite mutual values

Modi's public support comes at a crucial time for Merkel, who has been fighting secessionist tendencies within the bloc since Britain made a decision to leave the 28-member grouping through a referendum in June previous year. During their talks , the two leaders also expressed their commitment to strengthen global non-proliferation efforts. But she lost the election earlier this month.

Author: 0 Germany, India are "made for each other": PM Modi

The Prime Minister also outlined Germany's contribution in making "Make In India" campaign a success. According to the statement, Modi and Merkel also reaffirmed the urgent need for comprehensive reform of the UN Security Council, "including its expansion in both permanent and non-permanent categories of membership, to make it more effective, efficient and responsive to the existing challenges to worldwide peace and security and representative of the contemporary geo-political realities".

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge $100M to women's fund Ivanka Trump supports

Ross's comments set off Twitter, with many people noting that Saudi Arabia is a fundamentalist monarchy with a tradition of using violence against dissenters. While their choice isn't breaking the law and is perfectly justified, with female Western figures from Hillary Clinton to Angela Merkel opting to go without on their visits, people are calling this particular case hypocritical due to Trump's previous outspoken opinion on the subject.

Author: 0 B.C.'s NDP, Green parties set to sign minority agreement

However, he hoped the parties could all work together. "We pressured on the questions that would be asked and we got a response that, frankly, I think is the right response we were looking for". "There's an terrible lot that can be done in British Columbia to stop the shipping of diluted bitumen in our coastal waters", Weaver said, pointing specifically to the rights of First Nations.

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