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Global United States defense chief affirms commitment to protecting Turkey
Author: 0 United States defense chief affirms commitment to protecting Turkey

While Washington considers the Kurds, known as the YPG, to have most effectively fought IS in northern and eastern Syria, Turkey considers them an extension of a banned terrorist group in its territory. Meanwhile, during an interview with NTV, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said that USA decision to supply weapons to Syrian Kurdish militants will "neither benefit the US nor the region".

Global We'll reunite released Chibok girls with parents next week - FG
Author: 0 We'll reunite released Chibok girls with parents next week - FG

Garba Shehu told local Channels TV that 83 girls were supposed to be freed "but one said: 'No, I'm happy where I am". "She indicated that she wanted to go home", said Alhassan. "She is at home now, she will spend two weeks and come back". The group's leader, Abubakar Shekau, claimed in a video released after the kidnapping that the girls would be taken as wives and sold at market by Boko Haram .

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning Will Remain on Active Duty in Army After Prison Release

Chelsea Manning's Pembrokeshire mother has spoken of her pride for the Wikileaks whistleblower before her release from prison. "I can imagine surviving and living as the person who I am and can finally be in the outside world". While in prison, Manning tried to commit suicide twice. However, if the appeal of her conviction is denied, she could be dishonourably discharged, which mandates a loss of benefits, including health care.

Author: 0 At B&R Forum, Xi says all countries should respect sovereignty

From Mongolia to Malaysia, Thailand to Turkmenistan, and Indonesia to Iran, waves of Chinese projects, including power plants, solar farms, motorways, bridges, ports and high-speed railways, are scheduled to be constructed and funded by none other than China's banks.

Global Doug Marrone on Blake Bortles: 'He's improved'
Author: 0 Doug Marrone on Blake Bortles: 'He's improved'

Both are meant to establish the Jaguars offense as a physical presence. At Alabama, Robinson lost just four games in his three year career. They drafted us for a reason because they see some potential in us. The addition of Fournette should alleviate pressure on quarterback Blake Bortles and open up the field for wide receivers Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, and rookie Dede Westbrook, but for right now the Jaguars' first-round selection is just trying to soak up as much ...

Author: 0 Pakistan signs almost $500 million in China deals at Silk Road summit

In 2013, the Chinese president proposed the Belt and Road Forum to promote a new worldwide economic cooperation in Asia, Europe and Africa by investing on infrastructures. Analysts say this shows Mr Xi's resolve in giving the initiative a strong impetus at the beginning. "One single feather does not make a bird fly high", he said.

Author: 0 The Queen beats The Crown at the Bafta TV Awards

Ant and Dec have dedicated their Bafta TV Award to the Queen after winning a prize for their presentation of her 90th birthday celebration event. Fans of The Crown have been left angered after the big budget royal drama failed to win a single award at the Baftas .

Global Trump Photoshops Tweet Denying Russia Collusion into His Twitter Header
Author: 0 Trump Photoshops Tweet Denying Russia Collusion into His Twitter Header

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This double corroboration that Trump knew about Flynn is a huge part of holding Trump directly responsible for his decision to hire and keep Flynn, and it's also damning in terms of the entire Russian collusion narrative (not yet proven, only being investigated) swirling around Trump's entire campaign and top level advisers.

Global Trump asked to turn over any Comey tapes
Author: 0 Trump asked to turn over any Comey tapes

Mr Trump sparked a political firestorm when he abruptly fired Mr Comey last week. The only glimpse of the towering former director has been paparazzi shots taken through his back fence in McLean, Va. CNN said Comey is "not anxious about any tapes" Trump may have, citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter. Multiple congressional committees also are investigating Russia's interference in the election and possible Trump campaign collusion.

Global Turkey refuses German parliamentarians access to Incirlik air base
Author: 0 Turkey refuses German parliamentarians access to Incirlik air base

Schaefer told reporters in Berlin on Monday that Turkey's refusal is "unacceptable". "The message of the Turkish side was so clear that it can't be misunderstood", Schaefer said, commenting on German ambassador Martin Erdmann's meeting with Turkish counterparts in Ankara over the weekend to discuss issues related to Incirlik.

Author: 0 Clark, Horgan, Weaver all say they're willing to work with other parties

Even though a majority of British Columbians voted for parties that oppose the pipeline, McKenna said the federal government is sticking by its support for twinning the Trans Mountain pipeline. Richard Johnston, a political scientist at the University of British Columbia, said he doesn't expect negotiations on the possible framework of a minority government to start until after the final results are known.

Author: 0 With Merkel and PM, France's new president wastes no time

It is the first time in modern French political history that a president has appointed a prime minister from outside his camp without being forced to by a defeat in parliamentary elections. Philippe's age would reinforce the generational shift in France's corridors of power and the image of youthful vigor that Macron is cultivating. Mr Philippe, like Mr Macron, attended the elite ENA school, and his political hero is Mr Rocard - another point in common with the 39-year-old new President.

Author: 0 Syria Rejects UN Monitors For Safe Zones

The deal was signed Thursday by Russian Federation and Iran, who support the Assad regime, and Turkey, who backs the opposition. The ones Mattis appeared particularly concerned about were enforcement of the zones, and exactly who will be kept out of the safe zones.

Global Lavrov visits White House for talks with Trump, Tillerson
Author: 0 Lavrov visits White House for talks with Trump, Tillerson

Ties between Washington and Moscow have been frayed further by allegations that Russian Federation sought to sway the USA presidential election in Trump's favor a year ago. The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed the importance of defeating ISIS, de-escalating the violence in Syria, and ensuring that humanitarian assistance reaches hundreds of thousands of civilians throughout the country, according to US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert.

Author: 0 Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

Schumer later had a message for the Trump administration: "The people in the White House have an obligation - if they know something is false, not to say it". 2 Republican in the Senate. Republicans hold 52 seats in the chamber to Democrats' 48. Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the intelligence committee, said that as his panel continues to investigate the Russian Federation matter, it wants to "make sure those tapes, if they exist, are preserved".

Author: 0 Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace

Tillerson is giving the most detailed description yet of Trump's criteria for making the decision. Trump also outlined his administration's efforts to create new economic opportunities for Palestinians through a " positive, ongoing partnership " between the United States and the PA " on a range of issues ", including private sector development, regional security and counterterrorism.

Author: 0 China President Discusses Nuclear Issue with New South Korean Counterpart

Tillerson says the button is sitting at a setting of "five or six", as North Korea repeatedly defies US requests for nuclear disarmament. Moon's first presidential activity was to receive a briefing by Lee Sun-jin, a four-star general and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at his residence in Hongeun-dong in western Seoul Wednesday morning over a secure communication line.

Author: 0 Graham wants FBI director without political ties

Pressed by anchor Jake Tapper if he meant U.S. institutions were under assault internally from the President, Clapper responded, "Exactly". He also added that "our institutions are under assault internally". Democrats and several Republicans in congress have publicly pressurized the Department of Justice to appoint a special prosecutor or establishing an independent investigative body to look into allegations of potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign in what ...

Global Trump Wants Callista Gingrich for Vatican Ambassador
Author: 0 Trump Wants Callista Gingrich for Vatican Ambassador

Have a terrific weekend. He was speaker of the House of Representatives - second in line in the U.S. presidential succession chart - from 1995 to 1999, and was notably vociferous in his calls to impeach president Bill Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal.

Global Trump Weighing 11 Candidates for FBI Post
Author: 0 Trump Weighing 11 Candidates for FBI Post

Comey. As exhausted staff tried to clean up the Comey mess, Trump took to Twitter and went a step further, impugning his own staff's credibility and warning the ex-FBI director not to leak information to the media - and suggesting there could be secret tapes of their conversations.

Author: 0 Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries -Europol

The computing giant said software vulnerabilities hoarded by governments had caused "widespread damage". "An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the USA military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen". It said it believed the difficulties are linked to the global cyberattack but they haven't so far harmed its business operations. "The bad guys are always one step ahead".

Global Chelsea v Watford Predictions & Betting Tips - Premier League 2016/2017
Author: 0 Chelsea v Watford Predictions & Betting Tips - Premier League 2016/2017

Chelsea , who clinched the title with Friday's 1-0 win at West Brom, play Watford on Monday night and relegated Sunderland on May 21, before the May 27 final with Arsenal . We've been together as a group all season - that's what got us to where we are. Reports in Italy suggest Chinese-backed Serie A club Inter are prepared to offer Conte £250,000 a week if he leaves Stamford Bridge one season into a three-year deal.

Author: 0 NATO condemns North Korea missile test as 'threat to peace'

A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the missile landed 97 km (60 miles) south of Russia's Vladivostok region. The North's Central Public Prosecutors Office said on Friday it was opening the prosecution of those responsible for what it called "state-sponsored terrorism" against Kim Jong-un.

Global Jim Comey calls out his pro-Hillary critics
Author: 0 Jim Comey calls out his pro-Hillary critics

Comey said he had been in contact with Former Attorney General Sally Yates, who is expected testify about Michael Flynn, Trump's national security adviser pick, in Congress next week. Comey said he made a decision to go public with his findings from the Hillary Clinton email investigation following former President Bill Clinton met privately with Attorney General Loretta Lynch .

Author: 0 Trump Appoints Commission to Investigate Imaginary Widespread Voter Fraud

After the announcement, the American Civil Liberties Union said it had filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking information on what the Trump administration was using as the basis for its voter fraud claims. The White House said the commission will review practices that affect the integrity of federal elections-spanning improper registrations, improper voting, fraudulent registrations, fraudulent voting and voting suppression.

Author: 0 Kapil Mishra hints at another 'big disclosure'

Earlier in the day, Kapil Mishra had asserted that he was going to record his statement with the Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) again adding that he wants Arvind Kejriwal to come out to clean. He had also submitted to the ACB documents to back his allegations that Kejriwal had delayed a probe into a Rs 400-crore water tanker scam. Echoing similar sentiment, another BJP leader R.P.

Global Hope for better China-South Korea relations after election
Author: 0 Hope for better China-South Korea relations after election

The North has staged two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the start of previous year in its quest to develop a way to deliver a nuclear warhead to "imperialist enemy" the US. But Abe also said "dialog for dialog's sake would be meaningless" and he called on North Korea to demonstrate "sincere and concrete action", Hagiuda said, adding that Moon shared Abe's views.

Global Fire destroys historic synagogue in Manhattan
Author: 0 Fire destroys historic synagogue in Manhattan

More than 100 firefighters battled the three-alarm blaze Sunday evening at the historic Beth Hamedrash Hagodol on 64 Norfolk Street. A massive fire broke out early Sunday morning at a historic yet abandoned NY city synagogue, all but destroying the building.

Global North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke
Author: 0 North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

Though it also called for a "credible dialogue" with the global community, NATO said North Korea should "cease all activities related to its ballistic missile and nuclear programmes" and "abandon all existing weapons of mass destruction programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner".

Author: 0 Eric Holder: Sessions Memo 'Dumb on Crime'

The new policy mimics the 1994 Crime Bill introduced by President Bill Clinton. NPR's Martin Kaste explains . He also repeated Donald Trump's campaign claim that violent crime in urban areas is on the rise. KASTE: That's John Walsh. Here is the text of 18 U.S. Code § 3553 . But Holder said Friday that since he gave prosecutors more discretion four years ago, the number of cases carrying mandatory minimum sentences have dropped and the prosecution of high-level drug offenders had ...

Global Delta Apologizes After Booting Parents Who Refused to Give Up Child's Seat
Author: 0 Delta Apologizes After Booting Parents Who Refused to Give Up Child's Seat

By press time, it amassed more than 3 million views. Delta went on to state that the company wants to work with patrons to fix travel problems and "that did not happen in this case and we apologize". Schear tells KABC-TV they were then forced to find a hotel for the night, and ended up having to pay another $2,000 for another flight the next day, on United Airlines.

Global Syria rejects 'any United Nations role' in Russian de-escalation plan
Author: 0 Syria rejects 'any United Nations role' in Russian de-escalation plan

An agreement reached at peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, and backed by Russia, Iran and Turkey, calls for "de-escalation zones" in major areas of conflict between Syrian government forces and rebel groups. Russian Federation and Iran are closely allied to embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Dunford and General Valery Gerasimov chatted on the phone hours after a new Syria ceasefire plan creating "de-escalation" zones went into effect with the backing of Russia, Iran and Turkey.

Global Mother's Day: What your mum really wants (and doesn't want)
Author: 0 Mother's Day: What your mum really wants (and doesn't want)

It's a priceless gem to society when it's done well. To all the children of mothers , which is everyone, try to make Mother's Day 2017 the best you can for the woman who made it possible for you to be alive in the world. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed that they were "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world".

Global EC to link all EVMs to VVPAT by 2019
Author: 0 EC to link all EVMs to VVPAT by 2019

After Saurabh's demonstration, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also claimed that in just 90 seconds an EVM can be tampered with by changing its motherboard. The Election Commission has called an all-party meeting on May 12 to discuss the controversy surrounding the alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines.

Author: 0 EU, NATO condemn North Korea missile test as 'threat to peace'

Trump's campaign pledges not to carry out anymore regime changes or military interventions were also going to get in the way of a possible conflict, the analyst said. The missile was sacked early on Sunday from a region named Kusong located northwest of Pyongyang, where the North previously test-launched an intermediate-range missile it is believed to be developing, the last time in February.

Author: 0 Steven Mnuchin at G7: 'We don't want to be protectionist'

The meeting prepares the way for a summit at the level of presidents and prime ministers in Taormina, Sicily, on May 26-27. Recalling his discussions with Mnuchin and other G-7 counterparts, Aso said he thinks Mnuchin "has mostly erased concern that (the new US administration) may transform free trade into protectionism".

Author: 0 Trump Wants To Negotiate Israel-Palestine Peace Deal

Hamas on Tuesday released a policy document that for the first time indicates a willingness to accept the idea of a Palestinian state within the borders that emerged after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, although it stops short of recognizing Israel .

Author: 0 President Trump Jokes That He & Rosie O'Donnell 'Finally' Agree, Rosie Responds

This new storyline had Trump deciding some time ago that Comey was a "showboat" and "grandstander" who had to go, but had asked for input from Rosenstein, to whom Comey reported and who has been on the job just a few weeks. The White House used that assertion to justify Comey's firing. The deputy attorney general took issue with Comey's decision to announce, in July, that the case should be closed without prosecution, which "usurped" the Attorney General's authority.

Global May Day Rallies Push For 'Sanctuary State' Designation
Author: 0 May Day Rallies Push For 'Sanctuary State' Designation

Police made 25 arrests, including a 14-year-old who was charged with rioting. Police said on Twitter Monday that anarchists destroyed a police auto, damaged numerous windows and property, started fires in the streets and attacked police.

Global Led coalition lauds capture of Syrian IS town
Author: 0 Led coalition lauds capture of Syrian IS town

The capture of Tabqa by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is a key step in its advance on Raqqa, ISIL's de facto capital in Syria, and came as controversy intensified over a USA decision to arm the alliance's Syrian Kurdish component. "If there is a decision otherwise, this will surely have consequences and will yield a negative result for the U.S. as well", Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

Author: 0 Scottish Tories Are Making Big Gains In The Local Elections

The SNP are clearly the favourite in this election and I think it's important to look at the vote in that context". Following the local elections which saw the SNP come out as the largest party across Scotland's local authorities, the SNP leader warned Prime Minister Theresa May that her flirtation with Ukip voters in England to pursue a hard negotiating stance with the European Union will result in the "sacrifice of thousands of Scottish jobs".

Global Trump attacks 'showboat' Comey after sacking
Author: 0 Trump attacks 'showboat' Comey after sacking

Following the meeting, Warner said he "still has concerns" about Rosenstein, while Burr refused to say whether he has confidence in Rosenstein to oversee the Justice Department's Russia-related investigations. "It's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost the election". Mr. Trump made the remarks in an interview with NBC News on Thursday, the first interview he's givien since firing the man leading the FBI's investigation into Russian interference.

Global Shooter calls ex-girlfriend as he unleashes terror at pool
Author: 0 Shooter calls ex-girlfriend as he unleashes terror at pool

Peter Selis, 49, a white man, targeted African-American or Hispanic victims during Sunday evening's rampage, according to witnesses. During the brief call, Selis told the woman that he had shot two police, the police were arriving and then "made some reference to "shooting it out" or something along those lines", Assistant Police Chief Brian Ahearn said.

Author: 0 200000 users, 150 countries hit by ransomware: Europol chief

British cybersecurity expert Graham Cluley doesn't want to blame the NSA for the attack. Darien Huss, a 28-year-old research engineer who assisted the anonymous British researcher lauded a hero, said he was "still anxious for what's to come in the next few days because it really would not be so hard for the actors behind this to re-release their code without a kill switch or with a better kill switch".

Author: 0 Japan, S. Korean defense ministers vow to work together on N. Korea

The U.N. Security Council will hold closed consultations about the launch on Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.N. Mission for Uruguay, which holds the council presidency this month. The statement says the US maintains its "ironclad commitment" to stand with its allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea. Japan's defense minister says the missile test-fired by North Korea might have been a new type given the altitude and duration of its flight.

Author: 0 North Korea says missile test aimed at testing carrying large nuclear warhead

Uruguay holds the council presidency this month and its U.N. Mission said Sunday the closed consultations will be held on Tuesday afternoon. The North fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russian Federation on Sunday in a launch that Washington called a message to South Korea, days after its new president took office pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue.

Global PM greets new South Korean President
Author: 0 PM greets new South Korean President

United States officials have said they see no value in resuming worldwide talks with North Korea until Pyongyang has made clear it is committed to denuclearisation. New South Korea's President Moon Jae-in arrives at the National Cemetery in Seoul , South Korea Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The South Korean president-elect also repeatedly expressed concern over a missile defense system (THAAD) deployment agreed to between President Barack Obama and Park past year.