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Global Metro North Train Off Rails in Rye, No Serious Injuries
Author: 0 Metro North Train Off Rails in Rye, No Serious Injuries

About a half-hour later, it was going around a curve when five of its 12 cars came off the tracks. "The early reports are they were going too fast, but we'll let the investigation happen and see where that goes", Astorino said. Twelve people sustained non-life threatening injuries. Connecticut Metro-North train commuters on the New Haven line should expect delays late Thursday afternoon, following a train derailment in NY.

Author: 0 Republicans in Congress are preparing to investigate President Trump

Trump fired Flynn on February 13, on grounds that he had misled Vice-President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russians. Chaffetz also questioned the appointment of a special counsel to take over the investigation into possible Russian interference during the 2016 USA election, which Comey had been leading until he was sacked.

Global Trump owes the public a fuller explanation about Comey's dismissal
Author: 0 Trump owes the public a fuller explanation about Comey's dismissal

Trump , unsatisfied with Comey's initial response, returned to the topic later during the dinner. "Congressional investigators should certainly subpoena Trump-Comey tapes". "I was going to fire Comey", Trump said. That's what's so freaky about the conduct of the White House. Rosenstein has accepted an invitation to brief members of the Senate on Comey's firing next week.

Global New French President Emmanuel Macron to travel to Africa on Friday
Author: 0 New French President Emmanuel Macron to travel to Africa on Friday

Le Maire shares pro-European views with Sylvie Goulard, a former member of the European Parliament for the centrist Democratic Movement who is now the defense minister. She started her professional career at the French Foreign Affairs Ministry, where she was a member of the team that negotiated the consequences of Germany's reunification in 1989-1990.

Author: 0 Flynn's lawyer says he won't answer subpoena

My total priority is the United States of America", Trump said. "Nobody can force you to do this". Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., told reporters on Capitol Hill that the committee, which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, is evaluating its next steps.

Author: 0 Corbyn: Labour won't hit £80000 earners with immediate income tax hike

Labour would immediately guarantee the rights of some 3 million European Union citizens living in Britain, rather than making that contingent on a reciprocal guarantee for Britons overseas. He added: "People like me are always optimistic... things can happen. I think it would be extraordinary", McCluskey was quoted as saying. Ms Dugdale will say: "In the face of some of the greatest challenges our country has ever faced, the choice at this election is being presented as one between a ...

Global US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters
Author: 0 US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

Erdogan had just met at the White House with President Trump. Eleven people were injured, including one police officer, in what law enforcement called a "brutal attack". "Numerous news reports indicate these individuals were members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail who accompanied him on his official state visit this week", Mr Royce wrote.

Global McMaster Meets the Press
Author: 0 McMaster Meets the Press

House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says the president owes the American people an explanation, and is calling for an unedited transcript of the meeting between Trump and the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to be made available to intelligence committees.

Author: 0 China inks agreements with 14 int'l organizations on B&R cooperation

Leaders attending the Belt and Road Forum wave as they pose for a group photo at the Yanqi Lake venue on the outskirt of Beijing , China, Monday, May 15, 2017. Beijing asked New Delhi to explain what it meant by "meaningful dialogue" on the Belt and Road project. China's national news agency Xinhua reported the initiative was first envisioned by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 to create a new platform for global cooperation.

Author: 0 EU, US hold 'robust' talks on possible airline laptop ban

Department of Homeland Security said in a joint statement after the four-hour meeting on Wednesday. European negotiators have dissuaded United States security officials from imposing a ban on electronic devices in the cabins of flights to America - at least for the time being.

Global USA launch airstrike on pro-Assad forces in Syria
Author: 0 USA launch airstrike on pro-Assad forces in Syria

Syrian activists say the strike destroyed vehicles and left casualties. In recent days, pro-government troops had begun to advance toward the crossing, even while coordinating with Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units, paramilitary groups that are supported by Iran, to surround the coalition-controlled garrison from both sides.

Global Trump Praises Macron for His 'Big Win' in France's Election
Author: 0 Trump Praises Macron for His 'Big Win' in France's Election

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron handily defeated far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen in Sunday's French presidential runoff and now must pull together a majority of lawmakers for his year-old political movement to run the legislative election in the middle of next month.

Global UN expert in Saudi denied access to imprisoned activists
Author: 0 UN expert in Saudi denied access to imprisoned activists

But, she added, they needed additional official explanations regarding which matters would be covered by the decision. "I think it's a fantastic step", Almaeena said. The OIC's Akeel said she looks forward to more decisions for empowering women. The trend started in 2011 when the late King Abdullah allowed women onto the government advisory Shura Council.

Global Macron Cabinet reflects left, right and centre
Author: 0 Macron Cabinet reflects left, right and centre

He also kept his pledge of gender parity. The government appointments are part of a delicate balancing act Macron who was elected president on May 7 on a platform of cutting red tape, boosting investment and relaunching Europe, has to perform ahead of the legislative elections.

Author: 0 US maintains Iran nuclear deal sanctions relief

Trump said that the US still does not need to import oil from Iran for its own market. Jones said the U.S.is still forming a "comprehensive Iran policy, " alluding to Trump's assertion that he may tear up the nuclear deal after he finishes reviewing it.

Global Trump threatens Comey over leaked account of White House dinner
Author: 0 Trump threatens Comey over leaked account of White House dinner

If any such tapes exist, the problem is that, because of suspected collusion between WikiLeaks and the Kremlin, the tapes may never be heard - at least not on this side of the Atlantic. "I was going to fire Comey", Trump said. The president's advisers said Trump fired Comey in response to a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , then said Trump had planned to fire Comey regardless.

Global Theresa May says not taking local election triumph for granted
Author: 0 Theresa May says not taking local election triumph for granted

As of Friday afternoon, May's Conservatives gained more than 560 seats total and control of 11 new councils. Results showed a loss of 144 seats for Labour - only five weeks before the snap general election. In Wales, Labour councillors admitted that they had been talking to voters about the Welsh Labour leader Carwyn Jones, not Jeremy Corbyn, in a "Carwyn not Corbyn" strategy.

Global Anti-Erdogan Demonstration Outside Turkish Embassy Turns Violent
Author: 0 Anti-Erdogan Demonstration Outside Turkish Embassy Turns Violent

Turkey's official Anadolu news agency labeled the protesters Kurdish "supporters of terror". "One of the YPG supporters ran across, picked up a megaphone, and hit a Turkish citizen with it", said another pro-Erdogan demonstrator, Busra Eren, referring to the Kurdish militia group.

Global ICJ verdict today on Kulbhushan Jadhav
Author: 0 ICJ verdict today on Kulbhushan Jadhav

He also ordered Pakistan to inform the tribunal that it has implemented the decision, and stressed that ICJ decisions are binding on all member states. India told the ICJ that immediate steps must be taken to stop Pakistan's from carrying out the death sentence of Jadhav. Salve told the ICJ that "even at this stage Kulbhushan Jadhav has neither consular access nor legal representation".

Global US Denies Visas to Gay Chechen Men Fleeing Persecution
Author: 0 US Denies Visas to Gay Chechen Men Fleeing Persecution

Just days after a Russian official announced there is no persecution of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya , Lithuania has stepped forward to give asylum to two gay men, fleeing the persecution that Russia says doesn't exist. "If there were such people in Chechnya , law-enforcement organs wouldn't need to have anything to do with them because their relatives would send them somewhere from which there is no returning", the spokesperson for Chechen president Alvi Karimov told Russian news agency ...

Author: 0 FM: US understands Turkey's position against Syrian Kurds

Turkey launched its Euphrates Shield operation inside Syria a year ago, backing Syrian rebels with tanks, air strikes and special forces to sweep Islamic State from its southern border and stop the advance of the Syrian Kurdish YPG, which Ankara regards as a terrorist organisation.

Author: 0 Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies at age 52 in Detroit

Cornell was believed to have been healthy and performed a show in Detroit just hours before his death . Woody repeated that police are investigating Cornell's death Wednesday night as a possible suicide, and that the investigation continues.

Global Global Cyber Attack: British Security Officials Warn of Weekday 'WannaCry' Spread
Author: 0 Global Cyber Attack: British Security Officials Warn of Weekday 'WannaCry' Spread

NY [U.S.], May 14 (ANI): The World's biggest cyber attack which has hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries threatens to create more havoc on Monday when people return to work. Although virtually all of the NHS is back to normal, a handful of hospitals and health service providers are still working to resolve issues caused by the cyber attack .

Author: 0 White House Dodges Western Wall Questions, Says It's 'In Jerusalem'

Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, reiterated his position on the Western Wall and Jerusalem Tuesday, telling Conservative Review that the former is part of Israel and the latter remains its "undivided" capital. Steven Tyler, the frontman of United States rock band Aerosmith, which is set to perform in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night, had his own private visit to the Western Wall on Monday and shook hands with Friedman at the ancient site.

Global Kim Jong Un urges 'right choice' by USA after missile test
Author: 0 Kim Jong Un urges 'right choice' by USA after missile test

Following that launch, Washington began talks with North Korean ally China on possible new United Nations sanctions. The North has staunchly declared that it will not deter its missile and nuclear defense programs even as the United Nations Security Council has repeatedly called for it to do so.

Author: 0 French President Macron Names Republican Edouard Philippe as his Prime Minister

In January, during the presidential campaign, he wrote a column for the left-leaning Liberation newspaper in which he took a swipe at the portrayal of Macron in some media as a French version of former U.S. Philippe quit that cause when Fillon's campaign was hit by a financial scandal over publicly funded jobs for members of his family. The mayor of Le Havre since 2010, Mr Philippe previously worked as a director of public affairs for French nuclear group Areva from 2007-2010 and as a lawyer ...

Author: 0 Macron to be sworn in as president on Sunday

He will be the youngest leader in the current Group of Seven (G7) major nations and has elicited comparisons with youthful leaders past and present, from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to British ex-premier Tony Blair and even the late US president John F.

Author: 0 Trump admistration to interview candidates to replace former FBI chief James Comey

Cornyn, the second-ranking Senate Republican, has in recent weeks become a more outward defender of President Trump. If even a couple of other Republicans adopted Graham's views and Senate Democrats held the line, Trump could be forced to name an Federal Bureau of Investigation director who hadn't run for office in a partisan election.

Author: 0 Aust business hit by ransomware attack

The virus has hit at least 150 countries and claimed 200,000 victims, according to the European Union's law enforcement agency Europol . But computers and networks that didn't update their systems were still at risk. The virus took control of users' files and demanded $300 payments to restore access, the BBC report said. Some organizations around the world will likely wake up to computers infected by the ransomware , causing it to potentially spread even further.

Author: 0 Trump's tweet about ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director was 'not a threat,' Spicer says

Late Thursday, The New York Times cited two unnamed Comey associates who recounted his version of a January dinner with the president in which Trump asked for a pledge of loyalty. Speaking to NBC news President Trump said that the decision to fire the FBI Director was motivated by his handling of the Hillary Clinton case, for which he had publically praised James Comey during the campaign.

Author: 0 Cornyn, Gowdy among candidates to replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation

He said most are "very well known" and of the "highest level". White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputed the report and said the president would "never even suggest the expectation of personal loyalty". The FBI and at least two congressional committees are probing allegations of Russian interference into the 2016 USA presidential election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign team.

Global Representative: Rocker Chris Cornell has died at age 52
Author: 0 Representative: Rocker Chris Cornell has died at age 52

No cause of death has been released, pending a medical examiner's report. Before his death, Cornell was touring with Soundgarden and had performed in Detroit Wednesday night. Euphoria Morning was the first of five spanning 16 years solo album which released in 1999. "A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man", wrote Elton John.

Global Israel Demands Explanation Over US Official's Western Wall Comments
Author: 0 Israel Demands Explanation Over US Official's Western Wall Comments

Haley was much more direct in our interview. The clash erupted over preparations for President Trump's visit to the Kotel, which Netanyahu had asked to join. "It's clearly in Jerusalem ". However, the global community does not recognize Israel's annexation of east Jerusalem , which the Palestinians seek as the capital of a future independent state.

Global Syria Hides Executions Via Crematorium, US Claims
Author: 0 Syria Hides Executions Via Crematorium, US Claims

The allegation came as President Donald Trump is weighing options in Syria, where the US attacked a government air base last month in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians. Addressing reporters on Monday, Jones said the Kremlin has assisted in years of mass murders and other atrocities including chemical attacks and hospital bombings on civilians and rebel forces alike.

Author: 0 Volvo to start assembling premium cars in India

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Swedish luxury carmaker Volvo Cars on Thursday said the company would rollout its first India-assembled vehicle by the end of the year. Volvo's decision to begin local assembly operations is in line with the government's make in India programme and will help reduce vehicle prices, thereby giving a fillip to domestic sales.

Global Rolf Harris to be released from prison tomorrow
Author: 0 Rolf Harris to be released from prison tomorrow

The woman's testimony came after the judge told the jury she had approved an application for bail allowing Harris to be released on Friday from Stafford Prison where he has been serving time for previous convictions from 2014. He then asked her: "Do you often get molested on a Saturday morning?", it is said. Harris is accused of indecently assaulting three teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s.

Global Graham calls on Comey to testify, doesn't want 'trial by newspaper'
Author: 0 Graham calls on Comey to testify, doesn't want 'trial by newspaper'

The release of Comey memos and other materials to Congress would immediately change the nature of congressional investigations into the president and Russian Federation. Ryan backed Chaffetz's request. "The memo is powerful evidence of obstruction of justice and certainly merits immediate and prompt investigation by an independent special prosecutor", he said.

Global Rajnath Singh speaks to Parrikar over Goa bridge collapse
Author: 0 Rajnath Singh speaks to Parrikar over Goa bridge collapse

Some of them managed to swim ashore, he added. The number of casualties is still unclear. Divers from the Indian Navy and the Drishti Lifeguard Services, a private agency which provides lifeguards for the state's beaches, were called in for the rescue operation.

Global South Korean president 'may visit Pyongyang'
Author: 0 South Korean president 'may visit Pyongyang'

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), on his country's borders for which Trump has demanded South Korea pay $1 billion. Being a liberal candidate from the Democratic Party, which has always preferred the "Sunshine Policy" seeking to promote dialogue with North Korea and improve relations through cultural and economic exchange, Moon had to portray a progressive image in dealing with North Korea during his presidential campaign.

Author: 0 UK's Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote if elected

Former minister Vince Cable deemed the ruling Conservatives' approach "very foolish", as he told AFP of the party's election chances. The Lib Dems would assemble a constitutional convention to "deliver home rule to each of the nations of a strong, federal United Kingdom".

Global Sturgeon congratulates Macron after victory in French vote
Author: 0 Sturgeon congratulates Macron after victory in French vote

Mr Valls said that "I will be a candidate in the presidential majority and I wish to join up to his movement, the Republic on the Move". According to Richard Ferrand, the En Marche! campaign manager, the organization has so far managed to attract 285,000 members.

Author: 0 Abbas meeting signals hope for peace with no details

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) welcomes Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, after his arrival for a meeting at the White House. During the Washington press conference, Abbas tried reassuring the U.S. A senior US official said Tuesday that the issue of payments had been raised in preliminary talks with the Palestinians in Washington. It looks that as Abbas droned on and on, Trump looked like he'd rather be anyplace else.

Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Committee leaders demand Comey's notes

Democrats badgered Republicans to stand up to the president, and demanded access to the transcripts of Trump's meeting last week with two Russian diplomats. A Reuters reporter asked White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Wednesday if the president planned to hire his own lawyer. Whether Comey's documentation proves to be the tipping point for Republicans is unclear.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn brands War on Terror a failure

A leak on Thursday of Labour's draft manifesto featured on many of Friday's newspaper front pages, with the Sun describing it as "Labour's day of disasters" after a auto carrying Corbyn ran over a BBC cameraman's foot. Jeremy Corbyn will say he is "not a pacifist" and accepts that military action is needed "as a last resort" at a speech in London on Friday. Recent U.K.

Global Neighbor: Man trying to kiss snake when it bit his tongue
Author: 0 Neighbor: Man trying to kiss snake when it bit his tongue

One of the men, Ron Reinold, apparently decided to make a romantic move on the snake. "Ron was just acting silly, you know?" he said. Goff said. "I guess he said he could kiss the devil and get away with it, but evidently he didn't". He told Action News Jax that he left the snake alone and went to bed, intending to capture it the following day. "He was handling it (the snake), it was calm".

Author: 0 Under Trump, daylight re-emerges in US-Israel relationship

Today (Monday), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Office published his conversations with US President Donald Trump and other senior-level US administration officials to prove that his position in the past did not change. "Israel has reached out to the United States on this matter". Trump has said he wants Kushner to lead the peace process. As the Times of Israel notes , the visit "would likely be interpreted by some as akin to an American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over ...

Author: 0 More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding

The problem is particularly acute in Quebec, where 132 communities had been affected by the floods as of noon Friday and some 700 people have been forced to abandon their homes. The Saint Lawrence and other rivers burst their banks from the area around Lake Ontario, in the center, to the province of Quebec in the east, flooding 171 towns and villages, and prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency in 10 municipalties.

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