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Global Step up in fight over 'Islamist extremism', US Prez tells Arab leaders
Author: 0 Step up in fight over 'Islamist extremism', US Prez tells Arab leaders

Trump, whose campaign was frequently punctuated by bouts of anti-Islamic rhetoric, is poised to soften some of his language about Islam. The speech comes amid a renewed courtship of the United States' Arab allies as Trump held individual meetings with leaders of several nations, including Egypt and Qatar, before participating in a roundtable with the Gulf Cooperation Council and joining Saudi King Salman in opening Riyadh's new anti-terrorism center.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia and UAE Pledge $100M to Female Entrepreneur Fund

He's the only American president to make Saudi Arabia - or any Muslim-majority nation - his first overseas visit. During a meeting of more than 50 Arab and Muslim leaders, he sought to chart a new course for America's role in the region, one aimed squarely on rooting out terrorism, with less focus on promoting human rights and democratic reforms.

Global Theresa May: Tories will invest heavily in Scotland after Brexit
Author: 0 Theresa May: Tories will invest heavily in Scotland after Brexit

Launching the Scottish Conservative's manifesto in Edinburgh, Ms Davidson said there was "clear blue water" between her General Election proposal's and the party's United Kingdom manifesto. Sometimes it's tough decisions. The party is also committed to maintaining universal winter fuel payments and extending the eligibility to families with "severely disabled children".

Author: 0 Indian-origin techie links ransomware attack to N Korea

That is a paltry amount of profit given that a ransomware attack of this magnitude could have been expected to pull in at least $60 million for the crooks, and risk-modeling analysts believe the costs from the attack could reach $4 billion worldwide.

Global James Comey to testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee
Author: 0 James Comey to testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee

The open hearing has not yet been scheduled but will be held after Memorial Day. Before President Donald Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for the first leg of his nine-day tour in the Middle East and Europe, two breaking news stories pertaining to the investigations into Russia's election interference hit the wire, appropriately bookending a tumultuous week for the Trump administration.

Author: 0 Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement

Some of the students cited Pence's long anti-LGBT record, while others said they were speaking out against the policies of President Donald Trump's administration. '"I think people are upset we're protesting at all", he said. The students worked with campus security to find a "respectful" way to leave the stadium.

Global Trump seeks 'reset' with Islamic world amid political tumult at home
Author: 0 Trump seeks 'reset' with Islamic world amid political tumult at home

The major speech in Saudi Arabia is Trump's first foreign speech and part of an eight-day trip where he'll also visit Israel, Pope Francis and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders. "The Trump administration is focused on materially enhancing the quality of life and the economy for the Palestinians", Michael Oren, a parliament member who works as an adviser at the Prime Minister's Office, said in an interview.

Global Jeb Bush: I Don't Think Trump Should Be Tweeting
Author: 0 Jeb Bush: I Don't Think Trump Should Be Tweeting

While speaking at the conference, Bush also said that Trump's administration seems to be 'living in the tyranny of the moment, ' rather than 'executing on a clear agenda'. When asked about the recent appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel on the Russian Federation investigation, following FBI Director James Comey's abrupt and surprise firing last week, Bush said that it was a necessary step and could actually be a "good thing" for the Trump and his administration.

Global Trump hints he taped Comey conversations in veiled threat
Author: 0 Trump hints he taped Comey conversations in veiled threat

It's not clear yet whether Trump has any recordings of the conversation that took place. That's why Trump's tweet gave pundits and historians fresh ammunition to continue drawing comparisons between Trump and Nixon as they have in the days since Trump fired Comey, who as head of the FBI oversaw the investigation into potential coordination between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

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

Bashir Ali, a representative of Sudan, said the African Union body rightly condemned Israeli occupation of Palestine since it represents the voices of African people who once faced injustices under colonialism. On Monday, addressing a gathering at the India Islamic Cultural Centre here, Abbas said that he would seek the help of Modi's good offices in reaching a solution to the Palestinian issue which would help in the fight against terrorism in that part of the world.

Global SC registry refuses to accept Justice Karnan's plea
Author: 0 SC registry refuses to accept Justice Karnan's plea

Eleven days later, the police are yet to carry out the SC's order. In a detailed written order, the registry differed with Justice Karnan. This interruption made the CJI warn Nedumpara on Tuesday of harsh consequences. Justice Karnan said the Contempt of Courts Act was a "cathartic jurisprudence which belonged to the Dark Ages, the era of inquisition and torture, distinct from the classical Roman Law which constitutes the foundation of the modern jurisprudence".

Global Match Reports: Leicester City 1-1 Bournemouth
Author: 0 Match Reports: Leicester City 1-1 Bournemouth

Craig Shakespeare says he will wait to sit down with Leicester's owners before discussing his future at the club, but has given no time-frame on when the meeting will be. He dragged Leicester back into the game against Bournemouth with a second-half leveller, had a goal disallowed for a tight offside call and was twice denied by Allsop.

Global Axed FBI Director James Comey agrees to testify in Senate
Author: 0 Axed FBI Director James Comey agrees to testify in Senate

Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify in open session at the Senate Intel Committee Sen. A senior White House adviser is a significant person of interest in the law enforcement investigation of possible ties between Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian Federation, the Washington Post said on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Global Comey to testify in 'open session' of Senate Intelligence Committee
Author: 0 Comey to testify in 'open session' of Senate Intelligence Committee

White House hopes that Donald Trump could leave scandalous allegations at home were crushed in a one-two punch of revelations that landed shortly after his departure. The newspaper cited a document detailing the White House meeting Trump held with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russia's ambassador to Washington in the Oval Office the day after he fired Comey.

Global Labour gains eight points in new poll, narrowing Conservative lead
Author: 0 Labour gains eight points in new poll, narrowing Conservative lead

Labour has sharply closed the gap with the Conservatives according to a new Ipsos Mori for the Evening Standard . The leader of the country's biggest trade union says he is confident the opinion polls will start to change in Labour's favour following the publication of the party's "fantastic" manifesto.

Global North Korea fires another missile
Author: 0 North Korea fires another missile

On May 14, North Korea launched the a Hwasong-12 ballistic missile which flew for about 30 minutes and landed in water 100 km south of Russia's Vladivostok region, the home of the Russian Pacific Fleet, reports CNN. He did not make a public statement after the meeting. Under the watch of dictator Kim Jong Un, North Korea has been aggressively pursuing a decades-long goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S.

Author: 0 Venezuela opposition leader says blocked from United States trip

It comes as the country has been plunged into chaos with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets to protest President Nicolas Maduro's government, which has responded with a heavy show of force. "From the humanitarian standpoint it is like nothing we've seen in a very long time", President Donald Trump said Thursday after meeting at the White House with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

Global China reports progress on South China Sea code of conduct
Author: 0 China reports progress on South China Sea code of conduct

Duterte then claimed that if it was exclusively up to him, he would go to war anyway, but China's military superiority would turn the conflict into "massacre and it will destroy everything". Ironically, the Philippine president's remarks came on the same day that China and the Philippines opened talks on the mainland aimed at resolving their South China Sea dispute.

Global Pakistan says ICJ can't hear Kulbhushan Yadav's conviction case
Author: 0 Pakistan says ICJ can't hear Kulbhushan Yadav's conviction case

India urged the court to pass directions so that Pakistan takes no action that might prejudice the rights of India and Jadhav till a decision is taken by the global court. 'Jadhav has not got the right to get proper legal assistance and the right to consular access. Pakistan, on the other hand, accused India of using the ICJ as a stage for political theatre.

Author: 0 Family apologizes for using Jared Kushner in China invest pitch

Nicole Kushner Meyer was in Beijing and Shanghai over the weekend, seeking more than US$150 million in investment in a luxury apartment complex project in New Jersey. I understand journalists were booted from it. Donald Trump's administration has made it harder for foreigners to get USA work visas. The program, which is popular among wealthy Chinese people, has been nicknamed the " golden visa ".

Author: 0 Turkey Angered by US Decision to Arm Syrian Kurds

A Turkish air raid in late April killed 20 Syrian Kurdish fighters and media officials, prompting the U.S.to deploy armored vehicles along the border in a show of support for the group. Mr Sinan Ulgen, a former Turkish diplomat and analyst at Carnegie Europe, said: "Turkey doesn't have much room to move here". "I will personally express our worries in a detailed way when we talk with President Trump on May 16", he said, adding that he would also raise the issue at a North Atlantic Treaty ...

Global WRAPUP 6-Trump tells Middle East to 'drive out' Islamist extremists
Author: 0 WRAPUP 6-Trump tells Middle East to 'drive out' Islamist extremists

Soon after Trump embarked on his trip on Friday, he was hit with more accusations that, with Comey's firing on May 9, he was trying to squelch a federal investigation into his campaign's ties with Russian Federation previous year. "Terrorists do not worship God". White House officials has said he did not want to lecture, something they believe Obama did, unsuccessfully. "If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and your soul will be condemned".

Global Comey agrees to testify in open Senate committee hearing
Author: 0 Comey agrees to testify in open Senate committee hearing

According to the USA daily, the quotes and other excerpts from the minutes was readout to its correspondent by a Trump administration official. Another on the condition of anonymity confirmed the quotes from the said document. Former FBI Director James Comey will testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee, committee leaders announced Friday. Burr says the committee wants to hear from Comey on his role in the development of the USA intelligence agencies' assessment that ...

Global BJP rules out Bhagwat as next President of India
Author: 0 BJP rules out Bhagwat as next President of India

He said the Modi government had "made more efforts to improve relationships with Pakistan than any other government". In his inaugural address at a national workshop for party's spokespersons drawn from across the country, he said the government has worked a lot to uplift and empower the poor, Dalits and the backwards and it was now the spokespersons' job to reach out to the masses with this.

Global Tommaso Ciampa potentially injured at live event
Author: 0 Tommaso Ciampa potentially injured at live event

Ciampa beat down Gargano for several minutes as the crowd chanted "f*** you Ciampa" then he took him to the announce table. - Stephanie McMahon congratulated The Rock on hosting his fifth edition of Saturday Night Live last night. Following the match, Tommaso Ciampa turned on his longtime friend and tag-team partner Johnny Gargano, launching a vicious attack on the latter. They'd established themselves as strong babyfaces, they have had great matches with nearly every team they've faced, ...

Author: 0 Russian FM Lavrov Refutes Claims That He Discussed Comey's Dismissal With Trump

The former FBI director has confirmed that he will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the investigation into links between Mr Trump's administration and Russian Federation. The Times reported Trump noted the Russia investigation as he told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak of his decision to fire Comey.

Global Hundreds of Dalits protest at Jantar Mantar over Saharanpur clash
Author: 0 Hundreds of Dalits protest at Jantar Mantar over Saharanpur clash

Aligarh: In protest against the alleged biased attitude of the police, on Sunday, 49 Dalit families of a village in western UP threatened to convert to Islam. The Saharanpur issue has taken on a political angle in recent days with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati just yesterday slamming the Yogi Adityanath Uttar Pradesh government, which she said has failed to ensure peace.

Author: 0 Is Jared Kushner a person of interest in the Trump-Russia investigation?

Kushner, a real estate mogul and owner of the online-publication The New York Observer, has known ties to Russian Federation. On Friday, former FBI Director James Comey agreed to testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee, on a date to be determined after Memorial Day, as part of an ongoing investigation into possible Russian interference in the U.S.

Global Trump calls for Muslim leaders to be partners in combating terror
Author: 0 Trump calls for Muslim leaders to be partners in combating terror

I have also heard about the splendour of your kingdom, but words can not do justice to the hospitality you showed to us from the moment we arrived", said Trump. That speech was denounced by many Republicans and criticised by a number of the United States' Middle East allies as being a sort of apology. Trump held individual meetings with leaders of several nations, including Egypt and Qatar, before participating in a round-table with the Gulf Cooperation Council and joining Saudi King Salman in ...

Global Mt Everest's 'Hillary Step is no more,' mountaineer confirms
Author: 0 Mt Everest's 'Hillary Step is no more,' mountaineer confirms

Last year, pictures appeared to show a change in shape to the 12-metre rocky outcrop, named after Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to scale the mountain. "This year, however, I can report that the chunk of rock named the Hillary Step is definitely not there any more". The Step no longer requires climbing equipment and is now a leisurely stroll through thick snow to the summit.

Author: 0 Trump said firing Comey relieved 'great pressure'

President Donald Trump told Russian officials at the White House that firing FBI Director James Comey relieved "great pressure" the president was facing from an ongoing probe into Russia and the us presidential election, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing a document summarizing the meeting.

Global Racial slurs hurled at lawmaker after calling for Trump's impeachment
Author: 0 Racial slurs hurled at lawmaker after calling for Trump's impeachment

Most of the he callers used racial slurs against the African American lawmaker, and addressed him with the n-word over his strong stance on Trump's divisive policies. "We are not going to be intimidated". Trump sacked Comey earlier this month citing his handling of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while at the State Department.

Author: 0 Flooding plagues eastern provinces in Canada

Several rivers and lakes have reached near 50-year peak levels in Quebec province, between Gatineau in the Canadian capital region and Montreal 200 kilometers (125 miles) downstream, Quebec Public Safety Minister Martin Coiteux announced. "We need help now and we will need help when these waters have left". For example, many Canadians think fire poses the biggest threat to their homes, when in fact flood damage is more common, Thistlethwaite says.

Author: 0 Tillerson says he hopes Rouhani ends Iran missile program in new term

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Iran's presidential election was an internal matter and called on Tehran to adhere to United Nations resolutions on its ballistic missiles and to stop supporting " terrorism ". "These business deals are a clear indication of the confidence the Kingdom has in U.S. investment". "At this point, I have no plans to call my counterpart in Iran, although in all likelihood, we will talk at the right time".

Global Iran reformists storm to victory in Tehran council vote
Author: 0 Iran reformists storm to victory in Tehran council vote

The results of the council elections, which are held alongside the presidential ballot on Friday, are announced by the governor's office. It was another boost to the reformist camp after the resounding re-election of President Hassan Rouhani announced the day before.

Author: 0 President Trump intends to renegotiate NAFTA

The negotiations stand to put President Donald Trump into a politically tight spot at a time when the current political turmoil already threatens to hold up parts of his agenda. In the letter to Congress , Lighthizer expressed the Trump Administration's "commitment to concluding the negotiations with timely and substantive results for USA consumers, businesses, farmers, ranchers, and workers".

Author: 0 North Korea says missile tests warhead guidance, ready for deployment

KCNA said the test was meant to verify technical indexes of the weapon system and examine its adaptability under various battle conditions before deployment to military units. bases on the Pacific island of Guam within reach - and that it could serve as a platform to develop a long-range ICBM. He vowed to bring up the issue at this week's G-7 summit in Italy.

Author: 0 Republicans already giving Trump's budget a cold shoulder

Many anti-poverty programs have elements that are run by both the states and federal government, and a federal order allowing states to stiffen work requirements could have a broad impact in terms of limiting who can access anti-poverty payments - and for how long.

Author: 0 Trump visits Jerusalem to seek paths to Israeli-Palestinian peace

Israel considers the entire city to be its eternal and indivisible capital, but the Palestinians want east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. While Palestinian officials have not released an official schedule, Trump is expected to meet with Abbas at the Bethlehem governor's office and may visit the Church of the Nativity.

Author: 0 Notorious child serial killer Ian Brady has died in prison

Keith's body has never been found, despite exhaustive searches of the barren landscape by the police, army and even using a U.S. spy satellite. He added: "I would very much hope that the remains can be found, but unfortunately I haven't got any information that's going to assist".

Global Passenger reportedly tried to break into cockpit on American Airlines flight
Author: 0 Passenger reportedly tried to break into cockpit on American Airlines flight

The Basdens say everything was fine until midway through the flight. The Basdens said Uskanil put some kind of towel or blanket over his head and tried to get into the first-class cabin, with his laptop in his hand. Passenger Grant Arakelian mentioned: "He was very quiet, moving very sluggish". Reports emerged that the man tried to break through the cockpit door before being subdued by the flight crew and an off-duty police officer.

Global Nelson's Four Seasons finale: Horschel over Day in playoff
Author: 0 Nelson's Four Seasons finale: Horschel over Day in playoff

Biggest disappointment: The 54-hole leader, Hahn got off to a sluggish start with a bogey at the second hole and eight other pars to go out in 1 over. "There's a lot on the line but I feel like when I'm on the golf course there's a different animal that comes out and I get very competitive". After Day missed a tough birdie putt, Horschel came just 4 inches short of draining his and walking off with a victory.

Author: 0 Rep. Jason Chaffetz to Leave Congress in June

Chaffetz said Thursday that he will resign from Congress next month, a move that calls into question the future of the House Ove. On Wednesday his committee subpoenaed Federal Bureau of Investigation records, sparking speculation of a showdown with the White House.

Global Trump says new Federal Bureau of Investigation 'possible' by Friday, ahead of Saturday's commencement speech
Author: 0 Trump says new Federal Bureau of Investigation 'possible' by Friday, ahead of Saturday's commencement speech

Now, anyone paying attention to American politics with concerns about the president's competence or honesty could be forgiven for experiencing outrage fatigue. The president is considering 11 people to replace Mr Comey, a White House official said. "If they can keep all 52 together, then it won't matter", said Michael Gerhardt, a constitutional law professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Author: 0 Tehran's mayor drops out of Iran's presidential election to back hard-liner

However, Hashemitaba did not say if he is going to withdraw from the presidential race. "I will vote for Mr Rouhani in the presidential election", Jahangiri said as he announced he was withdrawing his candidacy. Qalibaf's dropping out may serve to get him more votes in his challenge to Rouhani. "Vote for Rouhani because he is the man for hard situations..." The former prosecutor is now head of a multi-billion-dollar charitable foundation that manages donations to Iran's holiest shrine in ...

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