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Global Sweden drops rape charges against Wikileaks founder
Author: 0 Sweden drops rape charges against Wikileaks founder

Breaching bail is punishable by up to one year in prison. In explaining why Sweden was dropping the investigation, Ny said during a televised news conference in Stockholm that "all possibilities to advance the investigation have now been exhausted" and that the legal proceedings could only continue if Assange were present in Sweden.

Author: 0 Saudi, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

The Trump administration had said before the president's trip that he wouldn't recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a pledge he had made during the campaign. And all this when Iran has just re-elected a sane president who actually signed the nuclear agreement two years ago that substantially reduced Iran's strategic threat to Israel, the Arabs and America.

Global Kim Jong Un urges missile engineers to 'make more powerful weapons'
Author: 0 Kim Jong Un urges missile engineers to 'make more powerful weapons'

Bruce Klingner, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation think tank, however, said the launch represented a "significant success" for the North's missile program. Haley said a plan is still in the works between the US, Japan, South Korea and China - North Korea's only major ostensible ally - to halt North Korea's progress on nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

Author: 0 Palestinian official: Bethlehem 'too embarrassed' to put up pictures of Trump

But when it comes to the Western Wall, real estate plays as large a role as religious faith. And he sent a signal of solidarity to an ally he's pushing to work harder toward peace with the Palestinians . president. Netanyahu threw up his hands and replied: "Who knows?" "Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon", Trump said , standing beside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin .

Author: 0 Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

Israeli security closed off much of the normally bustling Old City in advance of Trump's visit. The letter urged the president to recognize "an undivided Jerusalem " during his visit. Rouhani noted the contrast between young Iranians dancing in the streets to mark the re-election of a leader seeking detente with the West, and images of Trump meeting with a galaxy of Arab autocrats, some of whose countries have spawned the Sunni militants hostile to Washington and Tehran alike.

Author: 0 PM Modi condemns Manchester Arena attack, expresses grief over loss of lives

U.S. star Ariana Grande has said she is "broken" following a suspected terrorist attack at her Manchester Arena concert left 22 dead. The Department of Homeland Security says there is no evidence of credible threats against music venues in the US, as England reels from an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert late Monday.

Global Increased security in Derbyshire following Manchester terror attack
Author: 0 Increased security in Derbyshire following Manchester terror attack

Police were called to reports of an explosion at the Manchester Arena at 10.33pm, shortly after USA singer Ariana Grande had finished her performance. He said it was important to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious. As is normal practice, we are in touch with national anti-terrorism coordinators.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande concert scheduled for Auckland may still happen

The Latest on an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester , England, that authorities say killed several people. No one has claimed responsibility. He confirmed children were among the dead. The attacker was "carrying an improvised explosive device, which he detonated causing this atrocity", he said.

Author: 0 Macron says 'horrified' at United Kingdom attack

A fleet of ambulances was seen rushing to the venue and bomb disposal teams were dispatched soon after, as city residents opened up their doors to stranded concert-goers after train services were shut down. "This was a barbaric attack deliberately targeting some of the most vulnerable in our society - young people and children out at a pop concert". "The great city of Manchester has been affected by terrorism before.

Author: 0 Panic for parents and children at United Kingdom pop concert attack

At least 10 police cars and five ambulances were seen rushing to the scene, the Mirror reported. "We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act". And an emergency COBRA (Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms) committee meeting will convene Tuesday. Police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena Monday night.

Author: 0 President, PM Modi condemn terror attack in Manchester

The talk show host recorded a video after the taping of his " Late Late Show " on Monday in response to the news of the fatal attack in Manchester . Train lines out of nearby Victoria Station were blocked following the incident, authorities said .

Global Muslims in U.S. cynical over tone, message in Trump's speech
Author: 0 Muslims in U.S. cynical over tone, message in Trump's speech

A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive them out of your community. Drive them out of your Holy Land. On refugees, he praised Lebanon and Turkey for accommodating Syrians fleeing war at home. But beyond the gilded ballroom, there was also plenty of scepticism about the close U.S.

Global Theresa May makes tax U-turn amid falling poll ratings
Author: 0 Theresa May makes tax U-turn amid falling poll ratings

In what amounts to her biggest misstep of the campaign to date, May set out plans on Thursday to make some elderly people pay a greater share of their care costs, before hastily announcing on Monday there would actually be a limit. British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday urge voters to back her to deliver the country's exit from the European Union, playing one of her strongest cards in the election campaign as opinion polls show that her party's large lead has shrunk.

Author: 0 Ariana feels 'broken' after suspected terrorist attack at her Manchester concert

Manchester police say they are working with national police and intelligence agencies to gather information about the incident. Grande tweeted her message just before 11:00 p.m. "It was absolutely terrifying", she said. Cabs are offering free rides for the concertgoers to nearby hotels, and hundreds of people in the city are offering spare beds and rooms for those stranded in the city.

Global Trump traveling to Israel on Monday
Author: 0 Trump traveling to Israel on Monday

The White House-driven effort is a sharp shift from the practice of USA previous administrations that typically gave secretaries of state those reins. Trump went on to criticise Iran, which just saw President Hassan Rouhani win a re-election bid, saying the country has "for decades.fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror".

Author: 0 22 killed in 'barbaric' terrorist bombing at concert in Manchester

Catherine Macfarlane told the Reuters news agency the blast hit after the concert was over. "I seen people running and screaming towards one direction and then many were turning around to run back the other way". "In the absence of conclusive evidence, the choice of venue, the timing and the mode of attack all suggest this was terrorism", said a US counter terrorism official who also spoke on condition of anonymity.

Author: 0 'I never mentioned' Israel to Russian officials in Oval Office meeting

Barack Obama visited the Western Wall in 2008, when he was a presidential candidate. A reporter asked Netanyahu about the state of intelligence cooperation between the two countries in the wake of Trump's controversial sharing of secret intelligence with Russian officials in the Oval Office.

Author: 0 United Kingdom police: 19 confirmed dead in explosion at Grande concert

Tim Farron, a member of British Parliament, released a statement referring to the incident as "an attack on innocent people", but again, this claim has not been confirmed by police or any other authorities. The blast killed 19 people and injured dozens more. Manchester police say they are working with national police and intelligence agencies to gather information about the incident.

Global Trump speaks alongside PM Netanyahu in Israel
Author: 0 Trump speaks alongside PM Netanyahu in Israel

Mr. President, for 69 years, Israel has been doing precisely that. The president stopped first in Saudi Arabia , home of Islam's most sacred sites. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Monday, telling them that people still loved them despite negative media coverage. In a statement , the group said on Sunday the Palestinian factions "affirm their rejection of the American position, which is biased in favour of the occupation".

Author: 0 Iran shrugs off Trump threats, missile tests to carry on

Earlier on the day, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that U.S. President Donald Trump's recent anti-Iran remarks are aimed at "milking" Saudi Arabia , Tasnim news agency reported. "Our missiles are for our defence and for peace, they are not offensive". "The problem is that the Americans do not know our region and those who advise US officials are misleading them".

Author: 0 Dershowitz: Trump's Western Wall Visit 'Powerful Message'

He says this "wicked ideology must be obliterated". And while Netanyahu in the past has expressed support for the establishment of a Palestinian state, he has been vague about this goal since Trump gained power. Trump's seeming openness to at least some of Abbas's concerns has given Palestinians more reason for hope than many may have expected, but still reason to remain wary, some analysts say.

Author: 0 South Korea fires warning shots after North Korea launches unidentified projectile

North Korea said that launch tested the capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead" and put the US mainland within "sighting range". South Korea and the US will find it harder to detect solid-fuel missile launches in advance by reconnaissance satellites because launch preparation is much shorter than for liquid fuel.

Author: 0 Symantec says 'highly likely' North Korea group behind ransomware attacks

The similarities in tools, techniques, and infrastructure, Symantec researchers said, make it "highly likely that Lazarus was behind the spread of WannaCry ". But he added: "We don't think that this is an operation run by a nation-state". The most effective version of WannaCry spread by using a flaw in Microsoft's Windows and a programme that took advantage of it that had been used by the US National Security Agency , officials said privately.

Global Labour reaches highest rating yet in latest General Election poll
Author: 0 Labour reaches highest rating yet in latest General Election poll

But Labour is hitting back, claiming re-nationalisation of water, energy companies and the Royal Mail will bring down household bills by £220 a year. The statement follows Tuesday's remarks that a seat total of 200 - almost 30 fewer than the number won under Ed Miliband in 2015 - would be a "successful" result for Corbyn .

Author: 0 Philippines calls for 'gentlemen's agreement' between ASEAN, China on sea code

ASEAN member countries and China have reiterated the commitment reached by their high-ranking leaders to fully and effectively effectuating the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC). After officials met in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, China's foreign ministry said the framework had been agreed, although it gave no details of its contents.

Global Theresa May facing more pressure over social care u-turn
Author: 0 Theresa May facing more pressure over social care u-turn

His comments were angrily denounced by Security Minister Ben Wallace who said voters would be "outraged" by his refusal to "unequivocally" condemn the IRA. The PM repeatedly grimaced, waved her arms and raised her voice at journalists as she "clarified" there would be an upper limit on the costs paid by older people for their care.

Global Team Trump tries to block ethics inquiry into ex-lobbyists on payroll
Author: 0 Team Trump tries to block ethics inquiry into ex-lobbyists on payroll

Then, when the Office of Government Ethics asked questions about this arrangement, the administration effectively challenged that office's legal authority to oversee government ethics. The Democrats call follows reports that Director of the Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney sent a letter to Shaub - an Obama appointee serving out the final year of his position - questioning the legality behind OGE's request.

Global Ex-Coal Secretary HC Gupta Convicted in Coal Scam
Author: 0 Ex-Coal Secretary HC Gupta Convicted in Coal Scam

The second conviction followed four months later on July 26 in which Rathi Steel and Power Ltd (RSPL) and three of its officials -Managing Director Pradeep Rathi, Chief Executive Officer Udit Rathi and AGM Kushal Aggarwal - were held guilty by the court for "deceiving" the government by making false representation even before then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh .

Author: 0 Saudi Cartoonists Show Trump Morphing From Enemy To Partner

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Muslim leaders to take a stand against violence committed in the name of religion, describing the struggle against extremism as a "battle between good and evil". It also accused the United States of spreading "Iranophobia" after Mr Trump lashed out at Tehran , singling it out as a key source of funding and support for militants.

Author: 0 Ivanka, Jared Get Rabbinical OK to Fly on Shabbat With President Trump

Still, no major American news organization has reported that Kushner is the person described in the Washington Post story. His father-in-law Trump - who in the past said he liked the Saudis because they buy apartments from him -  registered eight companies tied to hotel interests in Saudi Arabia near the beginning of his presidential campaign announcement in 2015.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande Reportedly Suspends Tour After Manchester Attack

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her thoughts are with the victims and families of those affected in "what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack", according to reports. Police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena , and the train station near the arena, Victoria Station, was evacuated and all trains canceled.

Author: 0 USA plans to directly arm Syria Kurds against Islamic State

Raqqa is the latest major city targeted by coalition forces in their attempts to rid Iraq and Syria of the extremist group. The capture of Tabqa sets the stage for an advance on Raqqa, some 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east. Washington has been backing the Syrian Kurd group and other Arab rebels to crash Deach in war-ravaged Syria. The Kurdish units of the SDF are from the Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG ), which Turkey says are linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK ), ...

Author: 0 Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee in open hearing

The Post , citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, said a senior Trump adviser is considered a "person of interest " in the investigation. The report was published as Mr Trump travelled to Saudi Arabia on the first leg of a trip overseas that the White House hopes will shift attention away from the political firestorm triggered by his firing last week of former FBI Director James Comey .

Global China and USA take first trade steps under 100-day plan
Author: 0 China and USA take first trade steps under 100-day plan

China maintains neutrality on the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan . China on Tuesday said it was up to India to join the Belt and Road project, but the doors for New Delhi "will always remain open". In countries like Myanmar and Pakistan, Chinese-backed pipelines and highways traverse areas plagued by ethnic insurgencies, necessitating spending on security for the projects and raising concerns that they could be the target of insurgent attacks.

Global 19 killed at Ariana Grande concert
Author: 0 19 killed at Ariana Grande concert

Police said they were treating the explosion just outside the arena as a terror incident until they "know otherwise". US law enforcement officials have been informed that the leading theory is that the Manchester Arena incident was the work of a suicide bomber, though they caution that this is preliminary information, according to a senior law enforcement official briefed on the investigation.

Global Trump won't move US Embassy to Jerusalem for now, senior official says
Author: 0 Trump won't move US Embassy to Jerusalem for now, senior official says

The US president's visit also comes after Trump's provision to the Russians of intelligence Israel gave the US in secret, to the outrage of Israeli intelligence officials. Trump left the United States for his first trip overseas as commander-in-chief on May 19, arriving in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Shaked went on to note that her party, Jewish Home, was clear in their policy of ensuring that the Palestinians never get a state, and suggested that she expected to see Prime Minister Benjamin ...

Author: 0 Ex-FBI Director James Comey To Testify In Public Senate Hearing

At the same time , Trump's failure to fill senior roles at federal agencies means he does not have a cadre of loyalists who can help rein in a bureaucracy that many in Trump's orbit believe are out to leak information intended to damage the president.

Global Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify to Senate panel in public session
Author: 0 Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify to Senate panel in public session

One official read sections of it to a New York Times reporter, leaving press secretary Sean Spicer flummoxed as he left town on Trump's first overseas voyage as president. Trump has also been hit by embarrassing leaks that a senior adviser was a "person of interest" in the Russian Federation collusion investigation.

Global At least 19 dead after explosion near Ariana Grande concert in Manchester
Author: 0 At least 19 dead after explosion near Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

At least 19 concertgoers were killed and about 50 others were injured Monday night. British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the "appalling terrorist attack" and suspended her campaign ahead of a general election on June 8. With over one million visitors per year, the venue claims to be "one of the busiest venues in the world and the largest indoor arena in Europe", according to its website.

Author: 0 At least 19 killed in blast at concert in England

The department says the USA public may experience increased security in and around public places and events. A U.S. official said suicide bombing is now considered to be the "likely" reason for the blast and a male at the scene in Manchester has been identified as the probable bomber.

Global Delhi University DU Admission 2017: Registration To Start From May 22
Author: 0 Delhi University DU Admission 2017: Registration To Start From May 22

As per an HT report, the university is starting the online registration process nearly two weeks ahead of its usual schedule for courses in which the admission is based on the cut-off marks. The admissions this year is delayed by a month. Admission to PhD, MPhil and postgraduation courses will also start on May 31 . These are the courses, for which Delhi University conducts an entrance test to select students for admission.

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