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Global State Department: Syria used crematorium to hide prison deaths
Author: 0 State Department: Syria used crematorium to hide prison deaths

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, left, greets Syrian government negotiator Bashar al-Ja'afari for a meeting during Intra Syria talks at the U.N.in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Opposition representatives are expected to meet with de Mistura later in the day. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones said on Monday that up to 50 prisoners were hung each day at Sednaya, and then cremated to "cover up the extent of ...

Global Trump to give speech on Islamic faith in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Trump to give speech on Islamic faith in Saudi Arabia

Mc Master said Trump will participate in a signing ceremony of several agreements that will further solidify US-Saudi security and economic cooperation. But US ties with Riyadh and its Gulf neighbors became increasingly frayed during the administration of president Barack Obama. Donald Trump will give a speech on confronting radical Islam this month during his visit to Saudi Arabia.

Global Senate Intelligence Committee requests Comey memos
Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Committee requests Comey memos

The New York Times reported Tuesday that Comey documented each phone call and meeting he had with President Donald Trump in an apparent attempt to create a paper trail of the president's efforts to sway investigators. The "good guy" is a reference to then-national security adviser Michael Flynn, who is under investigation for possible ties with Russian Federation. President Donald Trump has lashed out at his critics claiming no politician in history has been treated worse than him.

Global GOP lawmaker raises option of impeaching Trump over Comey
Author: 0 GOP lawmaker raises option of impeaching Trump over Comey

Amash also told reporters he trusts Comey - the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director fired by Trump a week ago in a stunning move by the White House - more than the president, Williams reported on Twitter. "That is our job, to be sober, to be passionate and to follow the facts wherever they may lead", he said. Stock markets that have thus far remained relatively calm sold off Wednesday, as the picture of a tumultuous White House continued to build.

Global UK Labour's main union backer can't see party winning election
Author: 0 UK Labour's main union backer can't see party winning election

People like me are always optimistic. things can happen. I'm not optimistic, but we'll wait and see. "We are getting constant feedback from our members and there's been an incredible response, a very positive response". The GfK survey for Business Insider , of more than 1,500 people between 3 and 14 May, found that 31% of respondents would vote for Labour under Corbyn, 25% under Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, 24% under ex-leader Ed Miliband and Yvette Cooper and 23% under Blair.

Author: 0 USA appeals court hears case against Trump's travel ban

Last week, a federal judge in MI ordered the Trump administration to turn over communications from former NY mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and other advisers - whose comments judges nationwide have pointed to as they have ordered the ban frozen.

Global CT loses jobs, sees unemployment rise in April
Author: 0 CT loses jobs, sees unemployment rise in April

The latest national unemployment rate is 4.4 percent. The agency said gains were widespread among major industries, with government among the few sectors to shed jobs. "For the fourth month in a row we have seen small increases in the unemployment rate accompanied by larger increases in the labor force". Education and health services faced the biggest reduction in April, losing 1,200 jobs.

Author: 0 8 tweets that defined Game 1 of the Senators-Penguins series

Bobby Ryan, who had an extra gear all night, caught Maatta flat-footed in overtime, bursting past the Penguins defenceman to score the breakaway victor. They then took a bench minor penalty for too many men on the ice, giving the Penguins' vaunted power play a two-man advantage for 45 seconds. Pageau's eight goals are the second-most by a Senators player during a single postseason.

Author: 0 The mechanics of the Trump-Russia special counsel

But Trump is insisting that Mueller - who was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein - won't find anything. President Donald Trump on Thursday decried the appointment of a special counsel to lead the Russian Federation probe as "the single greatest witch hunt" in US history on Thursday, hours after he said he looked forward to a thorough investigation.

Author: 0 British serial killer Ian Brady dies at 79

Four of the victims were buried on Saddleworth Moor, east of Manchester, and their bodies remained there for decades. Imprisoned since 1966, Brady was given three life sentences for the killings of Downey, Evans, and Kilbride and later went on to admit murdering Bennett and Reade, but was never tried in court for their deaths.

Author: 0 Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

As bad news continues to strike at the Trump administration, Reuters broke a story just minutes ago that there are now at least 18 separate known contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, before and immediately after the election, prior to Trump taking office.

Author: 0 Trump disclosed Israeli supplied intelligence on ISIS to Russian Federation

The World spoke to Schiff on Wednesday. "I hope you can let this go", Trump said, according to Comey's notes, which were described to The Washington Post by the former director's associates. "In the context of that discussion, what the president discussed with the foreign minister was wholly appropriate to that conversation and is consistent with the routine sharing of information between the president and any leaders with whom he's engaged", McMaster said.

Global Top prospect Mohamed Bamba chooses to attend Texas
Author: 0 Top prospect Mohamed Bamba chooses to attend Texas

This is a significant addition for Shaka Smart, as Bamba ranks as the No. 2 overall prospect and the No. 1 center prospect in the 2017 class. Bamba picked the Longhorns from a final four that also included Kentucky, Duke and MI. U-M is still watching Canadian Ignas Brazdeikis, a 2018, as a potential 2017 should big men Moritz Wagner and/or D.J. Wilson remain in the NBA Draft.

Author: 0 Macron Prepares To Lead France As Challenges Loom

Putin made no mention of the widespread reports that agents linked to Russian Federation had tampered with the Macron campaign, just as they hacked the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the United States previous year.

Author: 0 Congo reports a single confirmed case of Ebola, UN says

May 12, 2017 The outbreak has been identified in the Likati health district (Aketi, Bas-Uélé province). Another WHO spokesman, Eric Kabambi, said: "The case is in a very remote zone, very forested, so we are a little lucky". There had been a number of Ebola outbreaks in the Lower Uele region since 2000, he added. During that outbreak, which was declared a "public health emergency of worldwide concern" by the WHO, the Western Hemisphere also saw its first Ebola patients.

Author: 0 House leader Kevin McCarthy suggested Putin was paying Trump

At this very early juncture in the Russian Federation drama, they were already making apparent jokes about collusion between Russian Federation and Trump . The point is that now, with the president sharing classified information with Russian diplomats and pushing for the end of an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible Russian meddling in the election, these leaders must put their nation ahead of party and partisan passions.

Author: 0 Preds Look To Seize Control Of Series In Game 2

So the Ducks have their turn this spring and they're on the more challenging route. Nashville followed that up with a six-game series win over the Blues. Nate Thompson said Anaheim should not overlook the Predators , who proved their success during this postseason is no fluke. Anaheim won its first-ever playoff series after trailing 2-0.

Global Mallika Sherawat sports Georges Hobeika gown at Cannes
Author: 0 Mallika Sherawat sports Georges Hobeika gown at Cannes

The 40-year-old recently returned from a vacation with her French boyfriend Cyrille Auxenfans and will be making an appearance at the festival soon. After hitting the headlines last year for her glamorous look at the prestigious festival, this year too, Mallika will be wearing her favorite designer label Georges Hobeika.

Global NHL Playoffs: Anaheim Ducks Exciting Comeback Victory
Author: 0 NHL Playoffs: Anaheim Ducks Exciting Comeback Victory

Now it's Johansen's turn, and it appears he's never taken a room in Chez Kesler before. So maybe it wasn't a surprise to see him and Predators top-line center Ryan Johansen going head-to-head from the opening draw of Game 2. How it happened: The Preds built a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals in the first period from Johansen and James Neal, though a shake-up in personnel helped spark the Ducks' comeback effort.

Global Outcast Benzema has not given up on France return
Author: 0 Outcast Benzema has not given up on France return

Benzema, the most talented striker of his generation, is facing charges relating to an extortion scam over a sex tape featuring France teammate Mathieu Valbuena. "We have continued to be competitive in qualifying". "He's dragged me through the dirt and sullied my family name". Speaking recently, Karim Benzema also questioned a Real Madrid move for Griezmann.

Global Chicago Police release final version of use-of-force policy
Author: 0 Chicago Police release final version of use-of-force policy

The new policy also calls on officers to use their new de-escalation training to try to defuse incidents. Community activist William Calloway, who was involved in bringing the shooting video of Laquan McDonald to light, stood with police officers Wednesday6 to laud the new policy.

Global N/Korea accuses United States of plot to assassinate president
Author: 0 N/Korea accuses United States of plot to assassinate president

Kim Jong-un inspected the military units on Jangjae and Mu islets, which are located not far from South Korea's front-line Yeongpyeong Island, according to the Korean Central News Agency. "If it's under the, again, under the right circumstances". The council has traditionally boosted sanctions in response to North Korea's five nuclear tests and two long-range rocket launches.

Global Pope urges Macron to strengthen France's Christian roots
Author: 0 Pope urges Macron to strengthen France's Christian roots

He is also a member of the mainstream-right Republicans party that was badly beaten by Mr Macron's victory in the presidential campaign. The online poll was carried out between May 15 and 17 - after Macron named conservative lawmaker Edouard Philippe as his prime minister and before the new government was unveiled on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Trump Actually Thinks Israel And Palestine 'Work Together Beautifully'

Donald Trump removed a tweet from his personal Twitter account on Thursday in which he said it was "an honor" to host Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House . Abbas has insisted on the creation of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. The goal of a Palestinian state living peacefully beside Israel has been the position of successive U.S.

Global Tehran mayor quits race for Iran presidency
Author: 0 Tehran mayor quits race for Iran presidency

Seeking a second term, pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, 68, remains the narrow favorite, but hardline rivals have hammered him over his failure to boost an economy weakened by decades of sanctions. Others posts by the conservative camp allegedly show Rouhani's vehicle being attacked by protesters, scenes that went viral around the country. As many as 16.2 percent of the respondents said they had not yet decided whether to vote or not.

Author: 0 Netanyahu Denies Asking Trump Not to Move Embassy

Trump's controversial new ambassador also presented his credentials to the Israeli president at a ceremony in Jerusalem . A senior member of the USA delegation for President Donald Trump's visit to Israel next week reportedly angered Israeli officials when he said the Western Wall was "part of the West Bank".

Author: 0 U.S. extends sanctions relief under Iran nuclear deal

The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that Trump's administration is re-evaluating its relationship with Iran , including whether to remain in the nuclear deal, but is meanwhile taking action against Iran over human rights abuses, its missile programme and other areas of concern.

Author: 0 Chaos at Florida Airport: Passengers Brawl After Spirit Airlines Cancels Flights

The low-priced carrier said the cancellations were the result of pilots turning down flight assignments in a union-led effort for higher wages. "This is a result of unlawful labor activity by some Spirit pilots created to disrupt Spirit operations for our customers, by canceling multiple flights across our network", the company said in a statement .

Author: 0 Ex-French PM Valls Wants to Be Majority Candidate at Legislative Election

Marine Le Pen, his far-right opponent in the Presidential runoff, quickly called Macron to concede her defeat after voters rejected her "French-first" nationalism by a large margin. One of those at Sunday's victory rally, 50-year-old nuclear technician Alain Perrouault, said he had voted for Macron primarily to counter Le Pen. "He stands for openness to the world", Merkel said in Berlin .

Global Amash: Grounds for Impeachment if Comey's Trump Memo Is True
Author: 0 Amash: Grounds for Impeachment if Comey's Trump Memo Is True

Several Democrats and one Republican, maverick Michigan Representative Justin Amash, have said the Comey allegations could reach that level. So, for instance, White House lawyers might be reluctant to defend direct communications between the president and Justice Department officials about an ongoing investigation.

Author: 0 Kulbhushan Jadhav's friends pray for his release

Presenting Pakistani stance, the Director General of South Asia in Foreign Office Dr Muhammad Faisal at ICJ in The Hague , Netherlands, today said under Vienna Convention, hearing of criminal cases does not fall under the purview of the global court.

Global Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis
Author: 0 Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis

He said the launch had been detected by the US THAAD anti-missile system. "We need to put further pressure on North Korea to make them feel that they have to change course", Japan's United Nations envoy Koro Bessho told reporters. Moon said he understood China's position but noted many South Korean people and businesses in China were suffering from China's apparent economic retaliation against the deployment, asking Xi to personally look into ways to resolve the issue.

Author: 0 Global oil rises on US inventory draw as OPEC beckons

According to the report , commercial inventories decreased for a second straight month in March, by 32.9 million barrels to 3.025 billion barrels. With each barrel of Iraq's Basra Heavy oil trading at roughly $2.85 less than a barrel of Saudi Arabia's Arab Heavy mix when the deals were done, Indian importers were able to realise a substantial cost-savings by making the switch, without much impact on product output.

Global Conservative pol named French finance minister
Author: 0 Conservative pol named French finance minister

Germany's Sigmar Gabriel said in a statement it's important "that we move Europe forward together, that we take the initiative and get the German-French engine running at full speed". To that end, Nicolas Hulot, a well-known environmentalist, was named as Ecology Minister. At a meeting recorded in a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary about Macron's campaign, 65-year-old Bayrou struck a paternal tone with the 39-year-old, saying: "It's a odd thing, the presidency".

Author: 0 Lib Dems outline waste plan in election manifesto

Yesterday Labour told New Model Adviser® it has no plans to, despite plans to change the income tax bands so that people earning £80,000 or more will pay a 45% rate of income tax. The manifesto also pledges to increase corporation tax from 19% to 20% and a penny-in-the-pound increase in income tax. Alun Griffiths, a councillor and the party's Parliamentary candidate for Bradford West, also described the Liberal Democrats' pledge to legalise cannabis as "a sensible, straightforward thing ...

Global Chinese media warn India over Belt and Road project
Author: 0 Chinese media warn India over Belt and Road project

The government claims the project infringes on India's sovereignty as part of the project passes through the disputed Kashmir region and Pakistan. "We have noted the statement by the spokesperson of India's External Affairs Ministry". China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road initiative as a new way to boost global development since Xi unveiled the plan in 2013, aiming to expand links between Asia, Africa, Europe and beyond underpinned by billions of dollars in ...

Author: 0 Changing strategy, the White House goes mum on Comey memo

Flynn was later fired by the president after it was disclosed that he had contacts with Russian officials and then misled others about them. The issue spilled over onto Wall Street on Wednesday where the S&P 500 and the Dow had their biggest one-day declines since September as investor hopes for tax cuts and other pro-business policies faded amid the political tumult.

Author: 0 Russia launches ferry connection with North Korea

An estimated 40 passengers boarded the boat for the maiden voyage. Baranov said Russian tourist companies had expressed interest in travelling to North Korea by ferry. A Russian firm, InvestStroiTrest , is operating the ferry from the North Korean port of Rajin . Anyone willing to embark on the Rajin-Vladivostok cruise will have to pay 600-750 Yuans ($87-101), depending on cabin class.

Author: 0 Western Wall Not Part of Israel

Both issues provoked criticism of Trump's White House in Israel as preparations intensified for his visit to the country and the Palestinian territories on May 22 and 23. Such a move would implicitly recognise the disputed holy city as the capital of Israel and be likely to end the prospects of a peace deal with the Palestinians, who regard east...

Author: 0 North Korea detains another Christian missionary as tensions increase

Since the USA and North Korea do not hqve diplomatic relations, when an American citizen is reported to be detained, the US works with the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang. USA tourist Otto Warmbier is serving 15 years imprisonment with hard labor over the theft of a political propaganda poster in January 2016 and Kim Dong Chul , a Korean-American businessman, is serving 10 years on espionage charges.

Global EU lawmakers seek action over rights, rule of law in Hungary
Author: 0 EU lawmakers seek action over rights, rule of law in Hungary

While the Hungarian government is still strong in its communication for the "Let's stop Brussels" national consultation, and appears to carry anti-EU rhetoric, Orbán once again voiced the country's commitment to the bloc. "Not a single illegal immigrant will be allowed to set foot in Hungary", he added. That dispute is part of a wider government campaign against the billionaire philanthropist.

Global Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA playoffs 10-0
Author: 0 Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA playoffs 10-0

The Spurs were propelled by the outstanding play of Kawhi Leonard on the offensive and defensive end. I don't think as a group they really did, which means probably a little bit feeling sorry for themselves psychologically. And it showed in the lack of edge , intensity, grunts, all that sort of thing. At the same time, Steph Curry was uncorking his second straight monster game.

Global Zac Efron has soft lips, says 'Baywatch' co-star Dwayne Johnson
Author: 0 Zac Efron has soft lips, says 'Baywatch' co-star Dwayne Johnson

I did a lot of running. And since the film is about lifeguards at the beach which makes swimwear mandatory. Even though she's officially a " Baywatch " babe, Alexandra Daddario has used dating apps just like everyone else. He said: "I didn't think much about settling down until recently". Just don't count on her flaunting them at the beach this summer. Interestingly, neither actor watched the original TV series which finished 18 years ago.

Author: 0 Belt and Road summiteers swear by open trade centred around WTO

The two-day Belt and Road Forum is being attended by leaders from 29 countries, including Pakistan, has been boycotted by India due to sovereignty concerns over the Dollars 50 billion CPEC. China on Tuesday released a comprehensive list of achievements made during the period around the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing . The CPEC is the most important of the all the six planned corridors of China's Belt and Road project.

Global WTA chief decries Maria 'sanction'
Author: 0 WTA chief decries Maria 'sanction'

Sportsmail can confirm neither broadcaster has plans to invite Sharapova into their studios following her return to the sport after a 15-month suspension for violating doping rules. "And I have many", Sharapova wrote on Twitter following her snub. High profile WTA stars such as Angelique Kerber and Caroline Wozniacki, amongst others, have been critical of tournaments handing the Russian wildcards, and them, and several other players who do not believe that Sharapova should have been ...

Author: 0 Legalising cannabis will raise £1bn a year in tax, say Lib Dems

Scottish Labour election coordinator James Kelly said the Lib Dems had "nothing new to offer". The manifesto also includes a commitment to give the people the final say on the Brexit deal. He added: "Nigel Farage's vision for Britain is now Theresa May's". Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland must also have their priorities and long-term interests "fully taken into account" during Brexit negotiations, the party notes.

Global Man Carries Mom's Severed Head into Grocery Store
Author: 0 Man Carries Mom's Severed Head into Grocery Store

It was not clear if he had been assigned an attorney. At some point on Sunday afternoon, he killed his mother, police said, without providing further details. Webb's hands and feet were bound with duct tape by the store's employees before police arrived. Webb was silent until police showed up. The suspect told police only that he was thirsty, said Ernie Roberts , the interim police chief of nearby Sandy , Oregon , which provides police services for Estacada, population about 2,500.