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Global Donald Tusk steps in to relieve Brexit tensions
Author: 0 Donald Tusk steps in to relieve Brexit tensions

His dig at the United Kingdom came after European Council president Donald Tusk appealed for calm following an angry spat that saw Theresa May accuse some in the EU of seeking to influence the result of the UK's General Election. "The European Commission has tightened its negotiating position". With a wry smile, the former prime minister of Luxembourg said: "Despite the successes and despite the growth, our British friends have chose to leave the European Union, which is a tragedy".

Author: 0 Trump Rails Against 'Witch Hunt' Amid Special Counsel Appointment

Trump's early morning tweet storm comes day after his Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the the agency's Russian Federation investigation, a decision the president appeared to accept after it was announced.

Global Former Rep. Anthony Weiner to plead guilty in 'sexting' scandal
Author: 0 Former Rep. Anthony Weiner to plead guilty in 'sexting' scandal

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner pled guilty in a NY federal court on Friday to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor for sexting a 15-year-old girl. Trump fired Comey days later amid the FBI's probe into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation to defeat Clinton, an allegation he has vehemently denied.

Author: 0 India hopes for sovereign, independent, united Palestine: Modi

They also carried a large Palestinian flag and a black flag bearing the slogan "We shall return". Israel published a list of 19 demands reportedly made by Palestinian hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouti on Monday, including access to 20 TV channels and air conditioning.

Global General Election 2017: Register to vote by midnight on Monday
Author: 0 General Election 2017: Register to vote by midnight on Monday

Across Redbridge, there has been a big surge in interest as the Electoral Register shows the number of people registered to vote has increased by almost 6 percent. "The general election registration deadline is fast approaching". Am I already registered to vote? . If you think you may already be registered to vote, you will need to contact your electoral registration officer.

Global Centre wants peaceful life in Kashmir: Jaitley
Author: 0 Centre wants peaceful life in Kashmir: Jaitley

Accompanied by GoC of Baramulla-based Division, Maj Gen RP Kalita, the defence minister had visited forward areas along LoC in Rampur sector of North Kashmir's Baramulla district and was briefed by senior commanders about security situation.

Author: 0 White House staff quitting as scapegoat search gets under way

Mad Magazine tweeted, "Once More, With Stealing Dept". The Time cover illustrates its top story looking into the beleaguered Trump White House as it reacts to the numerous scandals involving Russian Federation. Investigations into the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russian Federation will now be led by a special counsel, former FBI Director, Robert Mueller; an investigation for which Trump may have fired the most recent former FBI chief, James Comey.

Author: 0 Old tweets about classified info from GOP and Trump resurfaces

A USA official with knowledge of the meeting told the Post that the president "revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies". There has been a legal debate on whether Mr Trump was allowed to declassify the information he leaked in order to share it with Russian officials, but Ms Navarro mocked the "enablers" for using that as an excuse for Mr Trump being "clueless" or "incompetent".

Global Support for Macron's party grows before French parliamentary election
Author: 0 Support for Macron's party grows before French parliamentary election

Germany's stance that the United Kingdom can't access the European Union's single market without accepting its free-movement principles will be shored up by a like-minded leader in Paris, Michael Fuchs, a deputy parliamentary caucus chief of Merkel's Christian Democrat-led bloc, said in a Bloomberg Television interview on Tuesday.

Global Chelsea Manning's First Tweet After Release
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning's First Tweet After Release

She gained later attention following her sentencing, for her announcement that she was transgender and would begin to identify as Chelsea. - Starting in November 2010, five major global news organizations - The New York Times , The Guardian , Der Spiegel, Le Monde and El Pais - collaborated with WikiLeaks to partially publish more than a quarter of a million State Department cables from USA embassies and consulates dated 1966 to 2010.

Global Washington Denounces Erdogan's Security Brutality against Protesters
Author: 0 Washington Denounces Erdogan's Security Brutality against Protesters

Alptekin, the chair of the semi-official Turkish-American Business Council helped organize Turkish President Recep Erdogan's 2015 visit to Washington. To Turkey's dismay, President Donald Trump has made a decision to arm and partner Syrian Kurdish militants in the impending fight to retake the key city of Raqqa.

Global Nigeria Chibok girls: 82 released after three years
Author: 0 Nigeria Chibok girls: 82 released after three years

Zannah Mustapha, a Nigerian barrister who led the negotiations, told Newsweek that negotiations were ongoing and that the government was seeking to establish a complete "cessation of hostilities" with Boko Haram , which has been beaten back by Nigerian and regional military offensives in recent years.

Global Kezia Dugdale denies renegade councillors are undermining her leadership
Author: 0 Kezia Dugdale denies renegade councillors are undermining her leadership

They're doing better largely at the expense of Labour. Ms Dugdale refused to confirm reports that Mr Rowley had the casting vote to reject the Aberdeen deal during a visit to Edinburgh's Serenity Cafe. Meanwhile, the SNP have not had any difficulty increasing their vote in local by-elections during the last two years; on average the party's share of the vote has been up ten points on 2012 in such contests.

Global UK's May promises voters immigration curbs, fairer society
Author: 0 UK's May promises voters immigration curbs, fairer society

The pledge to "legislate for tougher regulation of tax advisory firms" is made in the Conservatives" manifesto, launched today, which also includes a promise to "take a more proactive approach to transparency and misuse of trusts'. Additionally, May announced that she will scrap her predecessor's plan to cap social care costs at £72,000. The Tories hope to make savings by ending the policy of free school lunches for all children in their first three years of primary school.

Author: 0 US extends sanctions relief under Iran nuclear deal

The timing is meant to show a hard stance on Iran - even as the administration continues to comply with the Iran nuclear deal . Under the 2015 nuclear agreement, the US lifted those sanctions. On Wednesday, Iranian state media outlets said four passenger airplanes were being delivered as the first installment of a deal with French-Italian manufacturer ATR that was finalized after the nuclear agreement.

Global ED registers money laundering case against Karti Chidambaram
Author: 0 ED registers money laundering case against Karti Chidambaram

The CBI registered an FIR against Karti Chidambaram, Indrani and Peter Mukerjea over the charges of cheating, receiving illegal gratification, criminal conspiracy, criminal misconduct and influencing public officials. These vouchers were issued in favour of Advantage Strategic Consulting (P) Limited, a firm "indirectly" owned by Karti, the CBI had alleged. Karti Chidambaram has denied all the charges made against him.

Author: 0 Trump administration launches NAFTA renegotiation process

It's not clear exactly what the U.S.is seeking to change in the deal, though in his letter, Lighthizer said the Trump administration wants to see new provisions "to address intellectual property rights, regulatory practices, state-owned enterprises, services, customs procedures, sanity and phytosanitary measures, labor, environment, and small and medium enterprises".

Global McCain: US should expel Turkey envoy over bodyguard violence
Author: 0 McCain: US should expel Turkey envoy over bodyguard violence

Senator John McCain, a Republican, urged the Trump administration to expel the Turkish ambassador over the incident. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose name Donald Trump doesn't know how to pronounce, met with POTUS in Washington on Tuesday, presumably to swap stories about their mutual friend Michael Flynn.

Global Turkish ties hit rough patch after rough Erdogan visit
Author: 0 Turkish ties hit rough patch after rough Erdogan visit

In addition, "the U.S. Department of State is working closely with local authorities concerning this incident". -Turkish tensions compounded by a spat over USA war strategy against the Islamic State group in Syria. "This isn't Turkey. This isn't a third-world country, and this kind of thing can not go unresponded to diplomatically". In a statement , the Turkish embassy blamed the fighting on demonstrators who "began aggressively provoking" Turkish-American citizens who had assembled to ...

Global Government seeks answers on cyber-attack
Author: 0 Government seeks answers on cyber-attack

The ransomware has wormed its way into thousands of computers in an apparent extortion plot, shutting users out unless they cough up payment. More than 200,000 victims in around 150 countries have been infected by the ransomware which originated in the United Kingdom and Spain on Friday, before spreading globally.

Author: 0 Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump's Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

According to Comey's associates, Comey documented the comments in a memo written directly after he left the Oval Office meeting with Trump in February. In an interview days after firing Comey, Trump said that he was thinking of the Russian Federation probe as he chose to do it. Pressure on Republicans for stronger action has grown amid reports that Trump asked now-fired FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and ...

Global Laptop ban may expand to US-bound flights from Europe
Author: 0 Laptop ban may expand to US-bound flights from Europe

A senior European transport official said the aviation industry was expecting the U.S.to extend the ban to Europe, and described the situation as "a total mess". The EU is seeking urgent talks with Washington over a possible U.S. ban on carry-on computers on European flights to the United States, an EU source said on Friday.

Author: 0 Inflation rate slumps to 17.24% in April

The level of people in employment in the United Kingdom reached a new record high in the first quarter of the year as unemployment reached its lowest since 1975. April's inflation climb was mainly driven by higher airfares, influenced by the timing of the Easter holiday. The way the ONS measures prices means Npower and Scottish Power's decision to increase gas and electricity prices in March also had an upward impact on the headline rate.

Global Macron, Merkel Draw up Plan to Save Europe
Author: 0 Macron, Merkel Draw up Plan to Save Europe

Germany, which has Europe's biggest economy, has vehemently opposed taking direct responsibility for weaker eurozone countries' debts. Macron said he spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier this week about getting more logistical support and said Merkel backs the idea.

Author: 0 Ivanka Trump to take part in presidential trip

USA allies in Israel and Saudi Arabia often expressed deep dissatisfaction with the Obama administration's foreign policy, and outreach to Iran, capped by the controversial nuclear deal. REX TILLERSON: Bringing people the world over to understand we are in this together. This is a battle about good and evil. Trump plans to deliver a speech on the topic of Islam.

Author: 0 Ireland's PM steps down as Fine Gael leader

Her predecessor David Cameron said Mr Kenny "was a strong leader for Ireland, a great partner for the United Kingdom, and remains a good friend". Mr Coveney has said he is not panicked by the numbers declaring for Mr Varadkar and believes he will win the contest.

Author: 0 Terrorism Not Suspected in Deadly Times Square Crash

An 18-year-old woman killed by a vehicle that barrelled down a pavement in New York's Times Square was a tourist, police said . Officers there told her there was an "unknown speeding auto", Sciutto said . The motivation of Rojas is still unclear, but Mayor Bill de Blasio said there was "no indication that this was an act of terrorism". According to the New York Times , the driver of the Accord that crashed into the crowd was on drugs.

Global Mutiny in Ivory Coast
Author: 0 Mutiny in Ivory Coast

As loyalist soldiers advanced on Bouake on Sunday, the Military Chief of Staff General Sekou Toure issued a statement announcing the new offensive. The revolt began in Bouake early on Friday before spreading quickly, following a similar pattern to a mutiny by the same group in January that paralysed parts of Ivory Coast and marred its image as a post-war success story.

Global Erdogan Bodyguards Fight Protesters Outside Embassy
Author: 0 Erdogan Bodyguards Fight Protesters Outside Embassy

On Tuesday, however, things were taken to a whole new level when a video emerged showing a fierce clash between protesters and the bodyguards of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan outside Turkey's Washington , D.C., embassy. Police Chief Peter Newsham said on Wednesday the violence was "not something we tolerate in our city". The incident poses a series of uncomfortable global relations issues for the current administration, who seem to be increasingly cozying up to Erdoğan ...

Author: 0 North Korea threats enter new stage, says Shinzo Abe

Regarding the North's Sunday test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile, Harris said it posed a threat to not only the Korean Peninsula, but also to Japan, China, Russia, the USA and beyond. China has strongly demanded that South Korea scrap the deployment of THAAD , believing that the advanced defense system's radar would give the US military the ability to spy on its territory.

Author: 0 Polls open in first Iran presidential vote since atomic deal

Polls opened in Iran on Friday with voters set to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani's policy of opening up to the world and efforts to rebuild the stagnant economy. In addition, as nearly all the political oppositions had been wiped out since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, even if they have differences in their programs, the presidential candidates are all different branches of the same tree.

Global China dismisses India's concerns over OBOR, cites global support for CPEC
Author: 0 China dismisses India's concerns over OBOR, cites global support for CPEC

In a major setback to China, Europian Union has decided not to issue an official statement on its "modern Silk Road" project, said a report. India skipped the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) due to its sovereignty concerns over the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which passes through Azad and Jammu Kashmir.

Author: 0 AP photographer shot covering West Bank protest

Hundreds of Palestinians had gathered at the Huwara checkpoint, south of Nablus and the site of repeated clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian stone-throwers. "The prisoners are very determined and prefer to die in dignity rather than continue to be imprisoned in inhumane conditions", Shawan Jabarin, the director of the internationally-renowned Palestinian rights group Al Haq, based in Ramallah in the West Bank, told the African News Agency (ANA) during an interview earlier in the ...

Author: 0 Trump denies telling Comey to back off, bashes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Ushakov said "any contacts" with the US president are "important" but he would not reply to the question whether the classified information that Trump reportedly shared with Lavrov and Kislyak was valuable for Russian Federation. A pair of Senate committees, meanwhile, wants more information about Comey's interaction with President Trump. The commotion around Trump's statements on Flynn has somewhat obscured his no less chilling request that Comey jail journalists for publishing ...

Author: 0 New Orleans set to remove Robert E. Lee statue

The issue rose to prominence after the 2015 massacre of nine black parishioners at the historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a self-described white supremacist. Instead they said, "To ensure the safety of residents, contractors, and the community at large during the monument removal process, City personnel took place in public safety and homeland security operations".

Global Russian President Vladimir Putin warns West to 'stop intimidating North Korea'
Author: 0 Russian President Vladimir Putin warns West to 'stop intimidating North Korea'

The Hwasong-12's range is estimated at 5,000km, with its speed reaching between Mach 15 and Mach 24 upon re-entering the Earth's atmosphere, the South's Yonhap News Agency says . A closed-door emergency Council session was set for Tuesday. "The greatest responsibility for bringing North Korea to its senses. lies with China", Turnbull says.

Author: 0 Trump administration keeps Iran deal alive, but with new sanctions

The US Treasury Department extended sanctions on Iran on Wednesday over concerns about its ballistic missile program. "This administration is committed to countering Iran's destabilising behaviour, such as Iran's development of ballistic missiles and support to the Assad regime", US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement .

Author: 0 Trump reportedly asked Comey to consider imprisoning members of the press

President Donald Trump flatly denied Thursday that he ever urged ex-FBI Director James Comey to back off or close the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. The Comey memo caused alarm on Capitol as well as Wall Street. Trump fired Flynn on February 14 for misleading vice president Mike Pence about the extent of his conversations past year with Russia's ambassador.

Global Special counsel pick could boost faith in Justice Dept.
Author: 0 Special counsel pick could boost faith in Justice Dept.

At a press conference later Thursday afternoon, Trump again cited the "strong recommendation" and "very, very strong letter" from Rosenstein in his decision - along with other factors. And I think this shows a very divided country", Mr. Trump added. Washington and the country received a much-needed shot of good news Wednesday evening with the revelation that the Justice Department will appoint a special counsel.

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning is finally released from jail after seven years inside

The money will pay for Manning's living expenses for her first year out of prison. As one of his final acts in office, President Barack Obama commuted Manning's sentence in January, giving her an early release date. September 1, 2010: Manning's civilian attorney, David E. Coombs, says his client under psychiatric care and undergoing tests amid concern that Manning is suicidal.

Global Len McCluskey wrong to say Labour can not win election - Kezia Dugdale
Author: 0 Len McCluskey wrong to say Labour can not win election - Kezia Dugdale

Britain's opposition Labour Party launched a "radical and responsible" election manifesto on Tuesday, showing a shift to the left to try to capitalize on voters' concerns over education and health before next month's vote. "Whether that breakthrough can happen, we'll wait and see". Both Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband resigned after leading Labour to defeats in 2010 and 2015 but, amid speculation that jockeying for position has already begun, there have been suggestions that Mr Corbyn could ...

Author: 0 Joe Biden talks 2020, says Hillary Clinton wasn't great candidate

Biden had considered running for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 election, but ultimately decided not to run as he focused on being with his son, Beau Biden, a former state attorney general of DE, who died in 2015 after battling brain cancer.

Author: 0 Comey summoned to reveal if Trump obstructed justice

That conversation, and another one two days later between Mr. Flynn's lawyer and transition lawyers, shows that the Trump team knew about the investigation of Mr. He also said he thought that Comey's firing would be bipartisan. His boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, was forced to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation due to his own undisclosed contacts with Moscow's ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.

Author: 0 Brazilian President refuses to resign despite corruption allegations

Analysts said Temer is unlikely to receive support from a significant share of his coalition, who were afraid of attaching themselves to an administration already being regarded as doomed. That's basically a huge inquiry into an enormous interlocking set of scandals in which politicians here have basically been handing out contracts to the country's industrial giants in return for kickbacks into the party coffers or, in some cases, offering to pass legislation favorable to those industrial ...

Author: 0 PTI blames PM Nawaz for ICJ stay on Jadhav execution

India had earlier moved to ICJ against Kulbhushan Jadhav s death sentence which was confirmed after Pakistan trying him through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under Pakistan Army Act (PAA). "There have been cases when the court said you have to annul the process and go back". He said India made innumerable requests for consular access, but Pakistan refused to provide documents relating to the case and consular access to him.

Global UK's Lib Dem Promises Referendum on EU Deal With Option to Remain
Author: 0 UK's Lib Dem Promises Referendum on EU Deal With Option to Remain

Key pledges include the offer of a second referendum to ensure the deal agreed with Brussels is put to voters, with one option being to remain in the European Union, and the desire to "fight a hard Brexit". "Immigration is essential to our economy and a benefit to our society". 8 Waiting time standards for mental health to match physical health care.