Global Theresa May accused of 'opportunism' over election by EU Brexit negotiator
Author: 0 Theresa May accused of 'opportunism' over election by EU Brexit negotiator

The prime minister is hoping to significantly boost her current Commons majority of 17 to increase her authority, ahead of 18 months of talks which will determine the manner of the UK's exit from the EU. "There should be unity here in Westminster, but instead there is division", May said Tuesday, according to CNN . British Prime Minister Theresa May's abrupt decision to call a snap general election has divided opinion in Europe, particularly at a time when Brexit talks were due to begin.

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in military prison

Manning, an 29-year-old Army intelligence analyst, leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks . Rights groups have sharply criticized the way the government handled Manning's case; they also faulted the official response to what Amnesty International USA calls "possible war crimes committed by the military" that are depicted in the records she released.

Author: 0 Melissa McCarthy Hosts 'Saturday Night Live'

The actress, who was also this week's host, kicked off a sketch with Spicer in the bushes outside the White House before taking back the lectern from Aidy Bryant's Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders . "And they're gonna prove it with a certified letter which you know is the truth because it costs an extra $2 to have it certified". "Only since you started working here", Baldwin's Trump responded.

Global May refuses to say whether Hammond will keep job
Author: 0 May refuses to say whether Hammond will keep job

May was also asked whether she has "full confidence" in Donald Trump after revelations that he shared sensitive intelligence with Russian Federation in the Oval Office, and did not give unequivocal support for the USA president. You have got to make sure you have a credible plan to build on the strength of the economy and not destroy with the sort of policies we've seen from the Labour party.

Global Boris Johnson angers sikh with whisky talk
Author: 0 Boris Johnson angers sikh with whisky talk

The woman reportedly named as Balbir Kaur said: " How dare you talk about alcohol in a Sikh temple . But imagine what we could do if there was a free trade deal with India", he said, according to a video published online by the Bristol Post newspaper.

Global Nicola Sturgeon urges voters to give her sway in Brexit negotiations
Author: 0 Nicola Sturgeon urges voters to give her sway in Brexit negotiations

Ms Sturgeon, who will be campaigning in Hamilton with Lanark and Hamilton East candidate Angela Crawley, will visit the town centre. "I know we are not flawless". Her admission was made at a time when the SNP administration's stewardship of education has come under fire. The SNP won 11 seats against the nine seats won by the Tories, and in the first-past-the-post General Election, polling experts are predicting that Salmond will comfortably hold Gordon, where his majority in 2015 over ...

Author: 0 Trump's Long History of Recording Calls Makes His Tweet About "Tapes"

Chief strategist Steve Bannon learned on television, according to three White House officials, though a person close to Bannon disputed that characterization. For the first time since an Oval Office taping system was removed by President Richard Nixon's chief of staff almost 44 years ago, a president has hinted that White House conversations might again be secretly recorded.

Author: 0 Israel said to be source of intelligence Trump revealed to Russians

Trump's controversial meeting with Russian diplomats came one day after he threw his administration into turmoil by taking the rare step of firing his FBI director James Comey, who had been overseeing investigations into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia to skew the 2016 election.

Author: 0 At Liberty University, Donald Trump celebrates a vision of Christian nationalism

Trump, echoing the theme, said, "If I give you one message to hold in your hearts today it is this: Never ever give up". "The future belongs to the dreamers, not the critics". Bush, who gave a speech at the university in 1990, according to The Washington Post . Anyone else find it ironic that "mandatory attendance" is required at Trump's speech at "LIBERTY" University? "Embrace the label, because it's the outsiders who change the world and who make a real and lasting difference", ...

Author: 0 Teenaged girl among 2 killed in Pakistani shelling

The Pakistani Army started firing and shelling at 7.15 Naushera sector of the Line of Control (LoC). On Thursday, Pakistan violated the ceasefire in Nowshera, following which two Pakistan Army soldiers were injured in retaliatory firing from the Indian side.

Author: 0 Ransomware cyberattack a wake-up call

Worldwide standards should compel countries not to stockpile or exploit software vulnerabilities, says Smith, who is also Microsoft's chief legal officer. The kill switch is said to have prevented the attacks from spreading, saving millions of computers from being affected . Europol's Wainwright said few banks in Europe had been affected, having learned through the "painful experience of being the number one target of cyber crime" the value of having the latest cyber security in place.

Author: 0 Trump Gives Commencement Speech Amid Fallout Over Comey Memo, Intel Sharing

But the reports - both rebutted by Trump's team - add to a mounting perception of an administration in a perpetual state of chaos . John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, gestures while meeting with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington , Tuesday, May 16, 2017 , to discuss President Donald Trump reportedly sharing classified information with two Russian diplomats during a meeting in the Oval Office.

Author: 0 Israel Tensions Rise After Trump Official Says Western Wall in West Bank

He is said to be frustrated that the president has not fulfilled his campaign pledge to move the embassy. Officials are also considering a lesser announcement outlining a United States vision for the future of Jerusalem as Israel's capital without taking any immediate action, created to help Trump save face on his campaign pledge.

Global United States and China Take First Steps in Trade Deal
Author: 0 United States and China Take First Steps in Trade Deal

In a tweet, President Trump said China agreed to allow the sell beef and other major products in China . "Restoring U.S. beef exports to China opens the door to sell high quality, safe and delicious Kansas beef to almost 1.4 billion new customers in China ", Brownback said.

Global Trinamool wins four, GJM three civic bodies in Bengal (Night Lead)
Author: 0 Trinamool wins four, GJM three civic bodies in Bengal (Night Lead)

For the first time, the Trinamool managed to break the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's decade-long monopoly over the hills, as the State Election Commission announced the results of the May 14 civic polls. In Darjeeling, the GJM captured all but one of the 32 wards. It won in only five wards across the seven municipalities. "Congratulations to "Ma Mati Manush" for again and again putting their trust in us".

Author: 0 France turns to parliamentary battle after Emmanuel Macron victory

In a tweet, Trump says he's looking forward to working with Macron, but Trump did not immediately extend an invitation for him to visit the White House. President Francois Hollande warmly greeted President-elect Macron in their first public meeting since the victory. Mr. Macron's campaign said in a statement on Friday evening that his party had been the target of a "massive and coordinated attack", following a trove of stolen campaign documents and emails being published online.

Global Judiciary panel expects to ask Comey to testify
Author: 0 Judiciary panel expects to ask Comey to testify

Comey relating to the FBI's investigation of alleged ties between President Trump's associates and Russian Federation, or the Clinton email investigation, including all audio recordings, transcripts, notes, summaries, or memoranda". "It's imperative that we - Congress, the Federal Bureau of Investigation , the Administration - work to restore the public's trust". Warner, of course, was alluding to the report that Mr.

Global Not just a new president, new faces for France's parliament
Author: 0 Not just a new president, new faces for France's parliament

It appears that voter turnout was the lowest in decades, barely 75 percent of the electorate (though significantly higher than the 55-percent turnout in last year's US presidential election). In fact, her party, the National Front - while undergoing what she calls "soul searching" and maybe even a name change - could well gain seats in the legislature in June.

Author: 0 ELECTION 2017: Unstable minority unlikely to last

As of early this morning, the BC Green Party does. Although some believe minority governments can be effective, and force opponents to work together for the good of the population, history suggests otherwise. The Greens haven't said anything about who they would support in the new government. "Now is not the time for those discussions, now is the time for Greens across North America to celebrate", he told a cheering crowd.

Global Merkel, Macron seek to revitalise ties to bolster EU
Author: 0 Merkel, Macron seek to revitalise ties to bolster EU

The two leaders, meeting in Berlin the day after Macron's inauguration, pledged to create a new "road map" for medium-term cooperation and reviving the EU. Prime Minister Theresa May has previously outlined Britain's desire to regain full control of the number of people coming to the country from the European Union, with free movement of people no longer expected to apply.

Author: 0 United Kingdom interest rates on hold at 0.25% as economy slows

Real income growth, to use our terminology, will be negative. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on Thursday said that a consumer slowdown in the British economy has now started in earnest, as rising inflation officially starts to hit regular Brits.

Author: 0 Trump 'asked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief to end Flynn probe'

The head of the US House oversight committee, Jason Chaffetz, asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to hand over all documents about meetings and communications between Mr Comey and President Trump. But these lawmakers are outliers, representing just a handful of the hundreds of Republicans in the GOP-controlled Congress - most of whom have either have not commented about this, or who have said another investigation is unnecessary.

Global Turkey's Erdogan Calls Arming Of Kurdish YPG 'Unacceptable' In Meeting With Trump
Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan Calls Arming Of Kurdish YPG 'Unacceptable' In Meeting With Trump

Speaking at a joint news conference with the visiting Italian prime minister on Wednesday, Putin said he had "no other explanation" as to why Trump came under attack other than "political schizophrenia". The White House has not responded to a request for comment from NPR about Trump's stance on Gulen. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens during his meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington , Tuesday , May 16, 2017 .

Author: 0 Former Mossad head: Israel will 'think twice' before sharing intel with US

A senior European intelligence official said his country might stop sharing information with the USA if it confirms that Trump shared classified details with Russian officials. The US president is feeling the heat following revelations by former director of the FBI, James Comey, on Tuesday. . It's unlikely that Trump has broken any law.

Author: 0 Israel lauds US security ties following Trump disclosures

Mr Flynn was forced to resign on 13 February after reports of the conversation between Ms Yates and officials in the White House. The top secret information Donald Trump reportedly gave to Russian diplomats during a meeting in the Oval Office last week pertained to an Islamic State bomb-making plot, it has emerged.

Global Queen of great Britain announced to the public an important decision
Author: 0 Queen of great Britain announced to the public an important decision

He seemed to be in good health and a fine mood on Wednesday during an appearance at a London cricket club. He joked about being the world's most experienced person when it comes to unveiling plaques. Prince Philip married Queen Elizabeth II in 1947 at Westminster Abbey and is the longest-serving royal consort in British history. He was also hospitalized for a bladder infection during the queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations the year before, and spent Christmas 2011 in hospital where ...

Author: 0 Trump's defence chief on intelligence uproar: 'I'm not worried'

The former head of Israel's internal security, Yaakov Peri, told i24NEWS that he is concerned about the fate of the agent who gave Israel the information that President Donald Trump then leaked last week to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Moscow's ambassador to the US.

Global Applied Materials Sees Unusually High Options Volume (AMAT)
Author: 0 Applied Materials Sees Unusually High Options Volume (AMAT)

It traded with the volume of 2.91 Million shares in the last trading session as compared to average volume of 1096.47 shares. About 191 shares traded. (AMAT) has a trading volume of 13.4 Million shares, with an average trading volume of 9740 shares - with shares dropping to a 52 week low of $19.27, and the company's shares hitting a 52 week high of $ 44.42.

Author: 0 North Korea claims test of 'newly developed ballistic rocket'

His remarks came two days after the communist state fired another ballistic missile, which it claimed was a mid- to long-range missile capable of carrying a "large-size, heavy" nuclear warhead and targeting the continental United States. KCNA also quoted Kim as accusing the United States of "browbeating" countries that "have no nukes", and said Kim warned Washington "not to misjudge the reality that its mainland is in the North's "sighting range for [a] strike".

Global Trump revelations weighing on global stocks and the dollar
Author: 0 Trump revelations weighing on global stocks and the dollar

Ryan noted that the House Oversight Committee already had requested Comey's memo. Ryan insisted Congress will exercise its oversight role and gather more information before reaching any conclusions about the president's firing of FBI Director James Comey, as well as reports Trump shared sensitive information with the Russians and urged Comey to drop an investigation of a former adviser.

Global Trump urges peace between Russia and Ukraine
Author: 0 Trump urges peace between Russia and Ukraine

The White House has denied the claims, which have caused a fresh crisis days after the furore over Mr Trump's sacking of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . He wanted to stay on as the Federal Bureau of Investigation head. "Let them do it", Trump said. "Then that would have been the big story as opposed to the inauguration", Trump said.

Author: 0 Chinese state media points finger at U.S. for cyber attack

The malware behind WannaCry was nicked from the NSA in April. The VEP was established to determine whether the government should withhold or disclose information about computer software security vulnerabilities. The newspaper said that the role of the United States security apparatus in the attack should "instill greater urgency" in China's mission to replace foreign technology with its own.

Global Haley Urges Nations to Unite Against North Korea Nuclear Ambitions
Author: 0 Haley Urges Nations to Unite Against North Korea Nuclear Ambitions

The also hoping Russian Federation will increase pressure on North Korea since it is one of the few countries that has diplomatic relations with the rogue regime. Haley said, "Sadly, it wouldn't be a surprise", and called on every country to take action. North Korea's missile programme is progressing faster than expected, South Korea's defense minister said yesterday, hours after the UN Security Council demanded the North halt all nuclear and ballistic missile tests and condemned ...

Global US Supreme Court denies stay of execution
Author: 0 US Supreme Court denies stay of execution

Pentobarbital, the drug which will be used to execute Ledford, is considered more reliable. J.W. Ledford Jr, who was convicted of killing a 73-year-old neighbour in 1992, devoured a filet mignon steak wrapped in bacon with pepperjack cheese, fried chicken, fried pork chops and chicken tenders.

Author: 0 French constitutional council officially approves Macron as president-elect

The euro, which had risen Sunday night in the wake of the news of Macron's victory, edged back down 0.5 per cent to $1.0943. It was expected to unveil more than 400 candidates on Thursday. Manuel Valls and Emmanuel Macron outside the Elysee Palace in Paris . "That's really scary", she said. But a high number of blank or spoiled votes and unusually low turnout are signs of an electorate dissatisfied with its choices.

Author: 0 FBI chief's unceremonious ouster boomerangs on president

But it is two sets of revelations over the last 24 hours - that the United States president shared classified information with Russian Federation and that he ordered former FBI chief James Comey to half its investigation into Mike Flynn, which has been denied by the White House, that may bring the 45th USA presidency into new territory.

Global US would talk to N. Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop: Haley
Author: 0 US would talk to N. Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop: Haley

North Korea conducted two nuclear tests past year, which are likely to have improved its know-how in making nuclear weapons small enough to fit on long-range missiles. "If you are a country that is supplying or supporting North Korea, we will call you out on it". South Korean President Moon Jae-in presides over National Security Council at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, May 14, 2017.

Author: 0 Trump asked Comey to end investigation of Michael Flynn

But his reference in the tweet to having an "absolute right" to share the information implied that he knows that some of what he said involved classified material. Trump's entire presidency - and his entire transition to the presidency - has been dogged by questions about his campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law?

According to The New York Post, House Intelligence Committee member Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) has called on Comey to testify before Congress about his alleged conversations with the president. Mr Trump spent much of the day trying to put to rest separate allegations that he revealed sensitive information to Mr Lavrov and Moscow's ambassador to Washington, arguing he acted within the law.

Global France has a new prime minister (for now)
Author: 0 France has a new prime minister (for now)

He was director of public affairs at the now struggling nuclear energy group Areva between 2007 and 2010. French President Emmanuel Macron has delayed the announcement of his first cabinet until 1300 GMT Wednesday, a day later than originally planned, his office said on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Trump faces fallout over Comey appeal, intelligence sharing

The associate was not authorized to discuss the memo by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. On Tuesday, Trump tweeted it was his "absolute right" to share "facts pertaining to terrorism and airline safety" with Russian Federation, seemingly contradicting statements from his own national security adviser, H.R.

Global Russia: US prohibited from flying over Syrian 'de-escalation zones'
Author: 0 Russia: US prohibited from flying over Syrian 'de-escalation zones'

Reacting to the announcement that the "de-escalation zones" will be closed to military aircraft from the US-led coalition, Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis said the United States military has "not changed or altered our mission in any way". Jets from the US-led coalition are barred from proposed safe zones in Syria set to be created under a deal inked by Russia, Iran and Turkey, Moscow's envoy said Friday.

Author: 0 Cornyn Won't Replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation

Senate". Cornyn is being mentioned as someone who could replace James Comey, fired unceremoniously last week by President Trump. McCabe on Thursday contradicted the Trump White House when he called the probe into the possible Russian meddling in the U.S.

Global Macedonian president gives mandate for coalition government
Author: 0 Macedonian president gives mandate for coalition government

However in March, Ivanov refused to give Zaev permission to form a government , saying the coalition would grant too many rights to the country's Albanian minority. Gruevski stepped down ahead of an early election in December, but although his party narrowly won the most seats in the vote, he was unable to strike a deal with kingmaking Albanian groups.

Global An alert researcher, cooperation helped stem cyberattack
Author: 0 An alert researcher, cooperation helped stem cyberattack

A fellow researcher called Kafeine soon gave him a sample of the malicious software. "This is probably one of the largest and widespread cyberattacks in the last 10 years", Huss said . The ransomware appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S. National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes and was later leaked to the internet.

Global Pakistan's Nawaz given two-month suspension
Author: 0 Pakistan's Nawaz given two-month suspension

Nawaz's suspension is effective from May 16, but he can return to cricket after one month provided he fulfills criteria set by the Pakistan board. Four other players - Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif , Nasir Jamshed and Shahzaib Hasan - are also under investigation by a three-member tribunal and are provisionally suspended.

Author: 0 Key moments of Trump-Comey clash and what's come after

Trump calls Comey over to where he is standing in the Blue Room to offer a handshake and a partial hug, then comments that Comey has "become more famous than me". At that dinner, on January 27, Trump asked Comey at least two times for a pledge of loyalty - which Comey declined, according to one of Comey's associates.

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