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Global Serena Williams is pregnant with her first child
Author: 0 Serena Williams is pregnant with her first child

The spokeswoman, Kelly Bush Novak , told Reuters that Williams "is definitely not able to play in 2017 and she looks forward to returning in 2018". Court, the woman she's chasing in terms of Grand Slam titles, also won her final three titles in 1973 after giving birth to her son Danny a year earlier.

Author: 0 Trump to host Turkish president at White House on May 16

Arab and Kurdish militias expect to storm Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa in early summer, one of their commanders said, with the help of weapons they are awaiting from the US-led coalition. "I have no doubt that Turkey and the United States will work this out with due considerations, significant attention paid to Turkey s security to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation s security and the continuing campaign against ISIS ", Mattis said, using an alternate acronym for IS.

Author: 0 Schumer: Block new Federal Bureau of Investigation director until special prosecutor on Russian Federation is appointed

The White House is looking for a new FBI Director after President Donald Trump fired James Comey on Tuesday, sparking debate on the timing and the motivation. The new FBI Director will require Senate approval. Senator Warner, who's the vice chair of the Senate intel committee conducting the intel investigation, he said unless the deputy attorney general Rosenstein appoints a special prosecutor, he thinks it's going to be very hard to get any Democratic support for a new FBI director.

Global Iraqi forces gain foothold in northwest Mosul after surprise new push
Author: 0 Iraqi forces gain foothold in northwest Mosul after surprise new push

The IS blamed US-led coalition forces for the air raid, according to a statement carried on its Amaq website. Only two months ago, the militants would be firing 200 rockets or mortars at Iraqi forces in Mosul on any given day, Browning said , but in the past two days it dropped to about 30.

Author: 0 Enraged Israel slashes United Nations funding over UNESCO resolution

The resolution , which was passed with a 14-0 vote , states that Israel should immediately and completely cease all settlement activities on "occupied Palestinian territory", including in East Jerusalem . He singled out the United States for voting against the resolution; in December as one of the Obama administration's last acts, the US abstained from a U.N.

Author: 0 Two civilians killed, three injured in LoC firing in J&K's Rajouri

Eight villages of Nowshera have been badly affected by heavy shelling which include Khamba, Sarya, Bhawani, Kalsian, Manpur, Danaka, Khori and Ganya. Houses, buildings and the Indian Army's forward posts were damaged significantly, and the 978 residents of border villages moved to relief camps overnight.

Author: 0 Cautious IOC commission hails "exceptional" Paris presentation

The Paris 2024 concept includes a city center Games along the River Seine, and contrasts with Los Angeles' sports park model - both of which have already drawn praise from the Commission. The 2024/2028 possibility followed the International Olympic Committee evaluation commission throughout its stay in Los Angeles , from meeting at the JW Marriott, to a star-studded dinner hosted by Wasserman on Wednesday night to exploring venues from the Rose Bowl to Honda Center to Long Beach and ...

Author: 0 Jordan Edwards shooting: Texas police change account of death

Roy Oliver is the Balch Springs police officer who fatally shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in the head as he was leaving a house party on Saturday night. An updated statement was published to the Balch Springs Police Department on Monday evening. They requested that the community refrain from protests and marches in Jordan's and the Edwards' name.

Author: 0 China invests $124bn in Belt and Road global project

President Xi Jinping greeted leaders from 29 nations for the two-day summit in Beijing after US and South Korean military officials confirmed that Pyongyang had launched a ballistic missile. Xi announced that Beijing promises to provide 540 million Yuan (78 billion dollars) of financial support for the Belt and Road initiative, and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is providing a further 1.7 billion dollars worth of loans to the participant countries.

Global Emmanuel Macron sworn in as new French president
Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron sworn in as new French president

Emmanuel Macron became France's youngest ever president on Sunday, promising at his inauguration to restore the country's lost confidence and relaunch the flagging European Union. He shook hands with his predecessor, Francois Hollande , at the front porch and the two men briefly posed for photographers. While France's place was in the European Union "which protects us and enables us to project our values in the world", the 28-member bloc needed to be "reformed and relaunched", the ...

Author: 0 Tory election manifesto 'will include PM's Brexit pledges' to stifle rebellion

A new poll put the centre-left party 24 points behind Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives, a seemingly insurmountable challenge ahead of election day on June 8. Unfortunately, the election will strand numerous 48 percent of voters who opposed and, according to opinion polls , still oppose Brexit. If May can reunite the right and break up Labour's traditional electoral coalition, then the gamble of an early election will have paid off handsomely for her and the Tories.

Author: 0 World's biggest cyberattack hits 150 countries, the threat is 'escalating'

A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools believed to have been developed by the NSA has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries, disrupting Britain's health system and global shipper FedEx. National Security Agency, which used it for surveillance activities. Other complications include the lack of global agreements for how to arrest and prosecute cyber criminals even if they are found.

Author: 0 UNSC to hold urgent consultations on NKorea missile test

The U.S. military's Pacific Command said it was assessing the type of missile that was sacked but it was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". After a series of North Korean missile tests, Mr. Moon's ousted predecessor, Park Geun-hye, agreed to the deployment of an American missile defense system, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, known as Thaad.

Author: 0 Hunger Strike Leader Barghouti Says Snacking Video Fake

Barghouti said the demands better conditions for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. "I hope in the near future [Odeh] will go on hunger strike between the walls of prison, for supporting and inciting terrorism", Ilatov added. Barghouti has been kept in isolation since the strike began. Also Wednesday, Barghouti's wife, Fadwa, sent an open letter to Pope Francis, urging him to speak out in support of the prisoners.

Global Philippines President Duterte says he may turn down Trump's White House invitation
Author: 0 Philippines President Duterte says he may turn down Trump's White House invitation

And Trump's weekend invitations to Duterte and Prayuth to visit the White House may be less about a preference for strongmen, and more about America's standing in a strategically important part of the world. He later clarified his comments about relations with the United States, saying he was rather pursuing a "separation of foreign policy " from the US.

Author: 0 United States warms up to 'Belt and Road' business potential

In continuation of Pakistani delegation's visit to China, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif's engagements also gained momentum on Sunday. Xi announced that China will contribute an additional 100 billion yuan (about Dollars 14.5 billion) to the USD 40 billion Silk Road Fund to scale up financial support for the Belt and Road Initiative.

Author: 0 White House commission to study voter fraud, suppression

Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that the order was signed during the White House daily press briefing. "And provide the president with a report that identifies system vulnerabilities that lead to improper registrations and voting".

Author: 0 Jordanian stabs Israeli officer in Jerusalem, shot dead

The Egyptian minister said there was momentum at this stage to push the peace process forward and revive peace talks in line with the 2002 peace deal, which offers Israel normal ties with the Arabs in return for withdrawal from territories it occupied in 1967.

Author: 0 Putin plays piano as he awaits talks with Chinese president

Russian President Vladimir Putin, known for his well-publicized passion for outdoors and animals, has shown his softer side during his visit to China when he went for the piano. Mr Putin, according to Russia's Sputnik news agency, played two Russian songs - Moscow Windows and Evening Song - the unofficial anthems of Moscow and St.

Global Trump Says in Speech in America We Don't Worship the Government
Author: 0 Trump Says in Speech in America We Don't Worship the Government

Before Trump's speech , Falwell in his address commented that Trump's presidency has benefited the Christian community in the USA and presented the president with an honorary Doctorate of Law degree. Did we take risks? And he tells graduates that he's standing before them as the country's leader. Did we challenge accepted wisdom and take on established systems? "We're doing very, very well" against that, he said but did not mention specifically to what he was referring only that Americans ...

Global Deal Reached For Chinese Market Access For Beef By Mid-Summer
Author: 0 Deal Reached For Chinese Market Access For Beef By Mid-Summer

As part of the deal, Ross told reporters that China has agreed to accept us beef imports by July 16, which would be almost a year after Beijing said it would start buying beef again under the Obama administration. "China relations on trade ", Ross told reporters May 11 at the White House. China's appetite for beef has increased massively in recent years, with its imports increasing from 860,000 tonnes in 2012 to an estimated 950,000 tonnes this year, making it one of the top ...

Author: 0 Pope Francis prays at Fatima basilica

When the two impoverished siblings first reportedly had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago on the spot where the sanctuary now lies, they were probably far from imagining they would one day join the ranks of prominent saints like Mother Teresa.

Author: 0 Hammond says Brexit Britain must back China's new Silk Road

In a steady push for its Belt and Road initiative, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion for the ambitious One Belt One Road program. Xi Jinping said everyone was welcome to join the Belt and Road Initiative in what he envisioned would be a path for peace and prosperity for the world.

Global US National Security adviser, Venezuela opposition leader discuss Venezuelan
Author: 0 US National Security adviser, Venezuela opposition leader discuss Venezuelan

Maduro's center-right opponents and some global powers said the move is an attempt to dodge local elections this year and a presidential poll set for late 2018. They were pushed back by National Guard troops with teargas, armoured vehicles and riot shields on the Francisco Fajardo highway, which runs through the middle of the city.

Global Trump's Most Tweeted Words First 100 Days
Author: 0 Trump's Most Tweeted Words First 100 Days

Marking 100 days as President, Trump spent the weekend at a campaign rally instead of attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. "And that's just the beginning". "The biggest tax cut plan in history". They don't want to leave, and also they want to stay here. "It's going to have an enormous effect".

Author: 0 Bomb attack on Pakistani lawmaker's convoy kills 25

Dr Sher Ahmed, the district health chief in Mastung, said at least 25 people died and another 37 were injured, adding that the condition of 8 to 10 among the injured, who were hit by pellets and shrapnel, was also critical. Haideri's political party, the pro-Taliban Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam, has hundreds of Islamic Sunni seminaries throughout Baluchistan. Fazl-ur Rahman, the head of JUI, who was twice the target of assassination attempts, did not name the IS but told reporters in the capital ...

Author: 0 Backed Syrian forces expects Raqqa assault soon, await weapons

John Dorrian described it as "yet another victory" for America's ground-force partners in the fight against IS. After the SDF cut the deal with ISIS to protect the dam, fleeing ISIS fighters were tracked and "those that could be safely hit without harming civilians" were targeted, OIR said , adding that the deal "prevented a potential humanitarian disaster and ensured local citizens will continue to receive the dam's basic services".

Global Spicer may address Russian Federation probe in news briefing
Author: 0 Spicer may address Russian Federation probe in news briefing

After being asked multiple times if the White House took any steps to reduce Flynn's role or access to classified information after receiving Yates' warning, Spicer finally said , "I'm not aware of any". Despite her warnings, Flynn remained in his position for 18 more days (a gap Democrats say is as scandalous as "the 18-minute gap in the Nixon tapes").

Global New French leader is sworn in with pledge to fight terror
Author: 0 New French leader is sworn in with pledge to fight terror

His Republic on the Move movement has announced an initial list of 428 candidates for the 577 seats up for grabs in France's lower house of parliament in June. "I am not handing over power to a political opponent, it's far simpler", Hollande said. The new president's wife Brigitte, a 64-year-old who was his high school drama teacher, listened to his sombre 12-minute speech wearing a light blue Louis Vuitton outfit.

Author: 0 In testing missile, N. Korea challenges South's new leader

It was the North's second missile firing in two weeks, and came amid mounting worldwide concern over Pyongyang's progress in developing nuclear weapons that could be carried by long-range missiles. "Missile tests are fundamentally different from a nuclear test, and China will only stick to the United Nations resolution", he said. While Pyongyang regularly tests shorter-range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the USA ...

Author: 0 Israeli police shoot dead Palestinian knifeman

A Jordanian citizen was killed on Saturday afternoon in the Old City of Occupied Jerusalem after he stabbed and injured an Israeli policeman. The officer was taken to hospital with "moderate" injuries after the attack in the walled Old City, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement.

Author: 0 Jordanian shot dead by Israeli police in Jerusalem knife attack

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that Trump was still seeking to assess whether relocating the embassy would help or harm chances for Israeli-Palestinian peace. While Trump has articulated support for peace between the two sides, he has yet to explicitly endorse the creation of a fledgling Palestinian state, or join the global consensus supporting a two-state solution.

Author: 0 Jordanian stabber shot dead in Jerusalem

A Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli officer in annexed east Jerusalem on Saturday before being shot dead, police said. Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani said Jordan holds Israel responsible for the killing of its citizen and denounced the "crime".

Author: 0 Trump Taking First Step in Reshaping Federal Judiciary

In the Trump era - with a Senate confirmation process now subject to a simple majority vote, thanks to McConnell and Senate Republicans - it is impossible to imagine any stronger or more able steward of Justice Kennedy's legacy than Kennedy himself.

Global Emmanuel Macron sworn-in as French President
Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron sworn-in as French President

REUTERS/Christian Hartmann Former French President Francois Hollande waves from his vehicle as President Emmanuel Macron (Rear) watches after the handover ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris , France, May 14, 2017. Macron met with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo later Sunday and visited the Percy military hospital in the Paris suburb of Clamart to meet with two soldiers injured during French operations in Mali a year ago and one wounded in Afghanistan in 2010.

Author: 0 Experts see instability in the legislature after B.C. election

Christy Clark has been premier since February 2011 when she won the Liberal leadership race to replace former premier Gordon Campbell. Key seats that ended the night too close to call include Courtenay-Comox, where the NDP's Ronna-Rae Leonard holds a razor-thin nine-vote lead over Liberal Jim Benninger.

Author: 0 China calls for 'restraint' after N.Korea missile test

The missile impacted "so close to Russian soil. the president can not imagine that Russia is pleased", the White House said . The US has an "ironclad commitment" to face the North Korean threat alongside its allies, the White House statement said.

Global N Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South
Author: 0 N Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the missile was sacked early Sunday morning from near Kusong, in North Phyongan province. Delegations from the United States, South Korea and North Korea are also there. Spicer said the North has been a "flagrant menace for far too long".

Author: 0 China Opens Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation

President Xi Jinping has painted a rosy picture as he sought to woo countries on board his grand "Belt and Road Initiative" to boost global trade and investment, offering at least 780 billion yuan (US$113 billion) in extra funding for the ambitious plan.

Author: 0 United States says Trump 'can't imagine Russian Federation pleased' with North Korea missile

North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test days after a new president took office in the South. North Korea is believed to be developing two types of ICBM, but neither has so far been flight tested. China's foreign ministry expressed opposition to the missile test and called on all sides to exercise restraint. The latest test was the North's first launch since a USA missile defence system deployed in the South became operational on May 2.

Author: 0 Trump calls for tougher sanctions after North Korea missile test

This is also the first time North Korea has tested a missile since South Korea President Moon Jae-in came into office. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's determination to push ahead with his nuclear and missile programme. "North Korea wants to attain a credible regional nuclear capability with which it can hold regional targets under nuclear threat", he said. It was his second appearance before reporters Sunday after North Korea fired the missile that Japanese officials say may have been a ...

Global Nicola Sturgeon considering 50p top rate of income tax for Scotland
Author: 0 Nicola Sturgeon considering 50p top rate of income tax for Scotland

The First Minister said the party would continue to be "Scotland's bulwark" against the dangers of an unopposed Tory government. Willie Rennie visited Helensburgh in Argyll and Bute, where he pointed out Ms Sturgeon had also visited this week, including East Dunbartonshire, North East Fife and Inverness.

Author: 0 Trump to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace

Hosting Abbas at the White House, Trump said he would do " whatever is necessary " to bring together the Palestinians and Israelis, who have been warring over the same small patch of land for generations. Trump, striking an optimistic note during his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, pledged that "we will get this done". "It's been a long time , but we will be working diligently".

Author: 0 Israel Reprimands Swedish Ambassador Over UNESCO Vote Denying Ties to Jerusalem

Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the vote "amounts to denying Israeli sovereignty over the whole of Jerusalem and presents our country as an occupying state on the day when we celebrate our independence". The U.N. cultural body's resolution was approved by 22 member states, with 10 voting against and 23 abstaining. Israeli politicians across the political spectrum condemned the vote.

Author: 0 Crushing loss for Labour points to big Tory majority in Commons

The Conservative party has swept aside Labour to win the biggest gains by a governing party in a local election for more than 40 years. Mr Corbyn described the results as "mixed" and insisted they were "closing the gap" on the Conservatives, but acknowledged they faced a huge challenge.

Author: 0 Former cabinet minister Kapil Mishra on hunger strike, attacked by AAP member

These things will happen in the fight that I have started. "Is it an old trick?" he asked. Police haven't confirmed his involvement with any organisation or party although Mishra's supporters claimed him to be an AAP member. He has submitted three complaints to the CBI on these alleged instances of graft. Jha added that if "Kapil is right and gives evidence, I will sit along with him on hunger strike, but if he is wrong, he should apologise".