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Author: 0 New Hamas Chief Makes First Public Appearance in Gaza

According to the Protocol on Economic Relations, a.k.a. the Paris Protocol, signed by Israel and the PLO in April 1994, Israel collects and transfers to the Palestinian Authority the import taxes on goods that were shipped there, and the income taxes collected from PA residents employed in Israel and the Israeli settlements.

Author: 0 "Ransomware" cyberattack cripples hospitals across England

Nationally, the NHS is investigating "an issue with IT" amid reports of a cyber attack on its systems. NHS Digital said 16 organisations within the health service had seen their IT systems affected as of 3.30pm by a ransomware attack , using malware called " Wanna Decryptor ".

Global After SKorean leader eyes North trip, Trump offers United States invite
Author: 0 After SKorean leader eyes North trip, Trump offers United States invite

This softer approach might put him at odds with South Korea's biggest ally, the United States. It may welcome a controlled boost in economic ties — or even a bilateral summit in its capital under the right conditions, an idea Moon has already floated — but its primary worry is likely to remain national security.

Global In phone conversation, Moon and Trump reaffirm alliance
Author: 0 In phone conversation, Moon and Trump reaffirm alliance

Despite Chinese anger at North Korea's repeated nuclear and missile tests, China remains the isolated state's most important economic and diplomatic backer, even as Beijing has signed up for tough United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang .

Author: 0 CBI to vet AAP's sacked minister's graft charges against Kejri

Mishra had earlier alleged that party members were using "illegal money" to fund their trips overseas. After meeting CBI officials, Mishra said, "I've registered three complaints". Mishra has alleged that the investigation into the tanker scam was repeatedly delayed and influenced by Kejriwal and "his two men". "It was nearly as if the party was waiting for something like this to happen", Mishra wrote.

Author: 0 Local elections: Full list of Scottish results published

Thursday's council elections saw the Conservatives gain 164 seats in Scotland to achieve a tally of 276. Ms Sturgeon said: "Yes, the Tories made gains and had a good performance by their standards - but that support came from Labour not the SNP, so Labour and the Tories are fighting it out for second place while the SNP continues to be comfortably in first place".

Author: 0 British hospitals hit by cyber attack, health service say

At least 16 NHS organisations have reported that they have been affected by the issue. Jug Johal, the trust's director of estates and facilities said: "Like several trusts across the country we are experiencing a cyber attack that has affected some of our services".

Global French election countdown: Macron 'ahead' but Le Pen fights on
Author: 0 French election countdown: Macron 'ahead' but Le Pen fights on

Her event will be opened by Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, a conservative candidate from the first-round election who shocked many French by agreeing to be Le Pen's prime minister if she wins the presidency. Despite their differences Le Pen's father, former presidential candidate Jean Marie Le Pen , endorsed his daughter at the foot of the Joan of Arc statue in Paris.

Global Trump firing Comey amounts to 'high crimes', says Harvard constitutional law professor
Author: 0 Trump firing Comey amounts to 'high crimes', says Harvard constitutional law professor

Later in the dinner, Mr. Trump again said to Mr. Comey that he needed his loyalty. Trump's behaviour raises "the spectre of possible intimidation and obstruction of justice", wrote Reps. TRUMP: No, I don't care. In addition to any possible tapes, the two congressmen request "all documents, memoranda, analyses, emails, and other communications relating to the President's decision to dismiss Director Comey" by May 25.

Global U.S. suffers damage due to speculation about Russia's influence on Washington - Lavrov
Author: 0 U.S. suffers damage due to speculation about Russia's influence on Washington - Lavrov

Comey was in charge of an investigation into Trump's alleged links with officials of this nation that the FBI considered could have a negative impact on the White House's performance, all amid Moscow's denials. According to the "Steele Dossier", the intelligence file compiled privately by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, it was Kislyak who oversaw the Russian hacking operation, at least during the initial period of the cyber attack.

Global Trump eyes mutually-beneficial ties with Russian Federation, says Lavrov
Author: 0 Trump eyes mutually-beneficial ties with Russian Federation, says Lavrov

And in a surprise, Trump greeted the media with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Comey's dismissal has sparked new calls for an independent probe into Russia's attempts to influence last year's USA presidential election - despite the Trump administration's assertion that Comey was removed over his handling of the investigation into Clinton's private email server.

Global Turkey calls on United States to not arm Kurdish 'terrorists'
Author: 0 Turkey calls on United States to not arm Kurdish 'terrorists'

In a surprise announcement, the Pentagon had said Trump had authorised the arming of Kurdish fighters within the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) "to ensure a clear victory over ISIS in Raqa". "We have very open discussions about options and we will work together, we will work out any of the concerns", he said. The SDF, a US-backed group dominated by YPG but which also contains Arab elements, said that receiving USA arms and military equipment would "hasten the defeat" of the jihadists.

Author: 0 CIA forms special unit focused on North Korean nuclear threat

The accusation came after weeks of tension over North Korea's nuclear and missile development and fears it will conduct a sixth nuclear test or test-launch another ballistic missile in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. Moon said during the campaign for this week's snap election that he wanted to review that decision. "If Moon tries to reopen the industrial park, it will violate the United Nations resolution on North Korea, which required severing all economic aids that may ...

Author: 0 After the new president, new faces for France's parliament

Some 19,000 individuals had reportedly submitted themselves as potential candidates through an online portal requiring CVs and explanatory letters before the lucky ones moved forward to follow-up interviews, local media reported. "Women now represent 53 percent of the electoral body, so it's unacceptable that they make up less than 30 percent of those elected to the National Assembly", Macron , who founded a political party past year called " En Marche! " said in a speech in January.

Global Trump Called Sally Yates 'Somebody Who We Don't Even Know'
Author: 0 Trump Called Sally Yates 'Somebody Who We Don't Even Know'

Mr Flynn had told Vice President Mike Pence that he did not discuss American sanctions on Russian Federation, a statement that was later shown to be wrong. I do regret that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice has refused to testify in front of the committee. Former acting attorney general Sally Yates , a Barack Obama appointee held over for the start of the new administration, could offer new details about how Trump handled concerns that national security advisor Michael Flynn lied ...

Global Asia Minute: President Trump Invites Philippine President Duterte to White House
Author: 0 Asia Minute: President Trump Invites Philippine President Duterte to White House

Duterte's White House welcome sounded an immediate alarm with the watchdog group Human Rights Watch, whose Asia division deputy director condemned the move in a blistering statement. The remarks were in line with China's recent attempts to capitalise on tensions between the United States and the Philippines and draw Mr Duterte's government closer with promises of economic aid.

Author: 0 Trump Says The US 'Needs A Good Shutdown'

Under the current draft of the bill, $347 million is earmarked for constructing 40 miles of replacement barriers along the border. Democrats said Trump would shoulder the blame for any shutdown now. Trump's tweets today about Senate procedures came after Senate Republicans recently triggered the "nuclear option" to eliminate the 60-vote filibuster threshold for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Global North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade
Author: 0 North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade

On Friday, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi discouraged the US and North Korea from engaging in "tit for tat" behavior between the two countries after media reports claimed that the Trump administration was positioned to launch a preemptive strike if North Korea appeared to be launching such a test.

Global British Columbia election puts energy projects at risk
Author: 0 British Columbia election puts energy projects at risk

If this outcome holds after the absentee ballots are counted and judicial recounts are completed, the Greens, who won 17 per cent of the popular vote, could be in a position to flex some muscle and influence key policy decisions, including the future of such major energy projects as Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to British Columbia.

Global Russia Chronicles: Michael Flynn ordered to hand over papers
Author: 0 Russia Chronicles: Michael Flynn ordered to hand over papers

Flynn was sacked by Trump after less than a month on the job. The subpoenas represent the first sign of a significant escalation of activity in the FBI's broader investigation begun last July into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 A ransomware attack is spreading worldwide, using alleged NSA exploit

May told a media briefing: "We are aware that a number of NHS organisations have reported that they have suffered from a ransomware attack". The attack came as several companies in Spain were hit by ransomware attacks. There have been 4,000 ransomware attacks every day since early 2016, according to the USA government. But authorities in Spain said Spanish companies were among those targeted.

Author: 0 Central Intelligence Agency special unit focus on North Korea activities

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in said as he took office on Wednesday that he was open to visiting rival North Korea under the right conditions to talk about its aggressive pursuit of nuclear-tipped missiles. State media said he was involved in the timber industry in Khabarovsk, which is one of the primary places North Koreans can go overseas to work. Ltd., met Kim in Dandong, on North Korea's border with China, to give him communications equipment and cash.

Author: 0 North Korea sends protest letter to US Congress over sanctions

South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed Wednesday during his swearing-in ceremony to work with government leaders across the world to rein in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his threats of global conflict. According to Coats's testimony, North Korean missile tests in 2016 were an indication that Kim is intent on proving his ability to strike directly at the United States.

Global Acting FBI chief declines to say if Trump is under investigation
Author: 0 Acting FBI chief declines to say if Trump is under investigation

Thursday's hearing was scheduled to address global security threats, but there were frequent questions about Comey and the FBI's Russian Federation probe. The Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday subpoenaed former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn for documents related to its investigation into Russia's election meddling.

Global Maduro decrees Venezuelans will write new constitution
Author: 0 Maduro decrees Venezuelans will write new constitution

Julio Borges, leader of the National Assembly, echoed Capriles's statement, calling it a coup against the Constitution and democracy. Maduro said the deep reform was needed to bring "peace to the republic", and that he would be providing details about the process late Monday.

Author: 0 Tories confident for Aberdeen South following council votes

The party has calculated that a total of 9,237 voters put the Tories down as their first choice, while 7,515 first preference SNP votes were counted. Nicola Sturgeon has said a Scottish Parliament vote in support of a second ballot has given her a mandate for another referendum.

Author: 0 USA may have dispersed equipment to Syrian Kurds 'very quickly'

In the half-hour meeting, Mattis "reiterated USA commitment to protecting our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally" and "both leaders affirmed their support for peace and stability in both Iraq and Syria", Pentagon chief spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement .

Author: 0 Ex-Florida congresswoman convicted of taking money meant for charity

Former U.S. Representative Corrine Brown of Florida was found guilty in federal court on Thursday of fraud for helping to raise $800,000 for a bogus charity and using the funds for concerts and golf, U.S. Brown's sentence will come from the presiding judge at a hearing not expected to happen for another 90 days. She was accused of and found guilty of taking money from a charity that was supposed to be providing scholarships to low income students.

Author: 0 Trump awaits highest level face-to-face cont... 10:07 am Wed

None were apparently reached Wednesday. Update, May 10, 2017, 11:42 a.m. ET: This piece was updated to include comments given by Trump and Lavrov. A senior US official said the meeting was to concern implementation of the Minsk peace accords in Ukraine, and plans to de-escalate tensions in Syria, CNN reported.

Global I'm innocent, says Phoenix serial killings suspect
Author: 0 I'm innocent, says Phoenix serial killings suspect

Police haven't said what they think Saucedo's motive was in the killings or why the suspected killer stopped after the latest incident in July. Update 8.17pm: A former bus driver arrested over a string of killings that terrorised several neighbourhoods of Phoenix, Arizona, has declared "I'm innocent" during a brief court hearing.

Global US Senate Panel Subpoenas Flynn Documents In Probe Of Russian Meddling
Author: 0 US Senate Panel Subpoenas Flynn Documents In Probe Of Russian Meddling

In a joint statement from the committee's chairman Richard Burr and vice chairman Mark Warner said they issued the legal demand after Flynn was asked to produce the documents on 28 April but his lawyer did not hand them over. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, emerged in 2015 as a strident critic of the Obama administration, which fired him. In March, Flynn offered to testify before congressional intelligence committees in exchange for immunity from prosecution, but his offer was ...

Global Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity
Author: 0 Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

The name Zayn also rose in 2016, which could be based on Zayn Malik, the former One Direction star, Forbes reported. The rest have fluctuated among themselves with Noah taking the top boy spot for the fourth time and Emma marking its third consecutive year at the top of the girl list.

Global Michael Flynn targeted by grand jury subpoenas, sources confirm
Author: 0 Michael Flynn targeted by grand jury subpoenas, sources confirm

Democrats' calls for an independent prosecutor to lead the Russian Federation probe get louder Wednesday in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's ousting of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director. But the attention surrounding Obama has also magnified the vacuum for new Democratic leadership, a reality that aides say is not lost on the former president.

Author: 0 US Congressman Urges Arctic Council to Engage All Members in Tackling Challenges

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Alaska for the meeting of the Arctic Council. The Yukon Government's 2009 Climate Action Plan is just one example of sub-national action, says Herrmann. But in their opening remarks, foreign ministers from the world's eight circumpolar nations instead reaffirmed their commitment to keeping the world's geopolitical tensions out of the forum's work, which focuses on environmental issues and sustainable development.

Author: 0 Kobach to serve on Trump's panel to investigate voter fraud

As Kansas' secretary of state, he has vigorously supported a law that requires voters to prove they are US citizens via a birth certificate or passport. Democrats have frequently accused Republicans of trying to suppress turnout among minority and low-income voters. The commission is expected to issue a report in 2018.

Global How The Oval Office Allowed Russian Photographer In Closed Meeting
Author: 0 How The Oval Office Allowed Russian Photographer In Closed Meeting

Comey, hours earlier would "cast a shadow" over their meeting. "This indicates the colossal bias of the mass media, the lack of independent thinking and control by certain political groups", she said . Meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , Lavrov trolled the press corps by sarcastically asking if Comey was sacked while exclaiming "you're kidding".

Author: 0 Texas police officer fired after fatally shooting boy, 15

That contradicted the account of events provided by the police a day earlier, which posited that Edwards, who was a popular football player with high marks in school, was reversing towards the police in an " aggressive manner ". "It's just unbelievable. It's absolutely unbelievable that a department did what a department should do". Jordan Edwards' family's attorney, Lee Merritt, released the statement on his Twitter account, also asking people to follow the family's wishes to not ...

Author: 0 Rounds: Senate health care bill 'a long ways' away

Before the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies denied coverage or charged more if the person who wanted insurance had any of a long list of conditions - including arthritis, diabetes heart disease, muscular dystrophy, obesity and sleep apnea, according to a list compiled by the Kaiser Family Foundation from insurers' underwriting guidelines.

Global Bill Shorten's Budget reply likely to be a scorcher
Author: 0 Bill Shorten's Budget reply likely to be a scorcher

He said the Turnbull government's proposed Medicare levy hike would hit people earning as little as $21,000 and see a worker earning $55,000 pay an extra $275 per year. Mr Richardson warned that Australia had moved increasingly towards Europe's spending model over the last decade and the battle over to how to pay for increasing social services like the NDIS was only beginning.

Author: 0 After SKorean leader eyes North trip, Trump offers US invite

In his speech, Moon, 64, also pledged to sever what he described as the collusive ties between business and government that have plagued many of South Korea's family-run conglomerates, known as chaebol , and vowed to be incorruptible. Moon began his first full day in office by shaking hands and taking selfies with supporters near his private Seoul home before heading to the presidential Blue House.

Author: 0 Lauda: Bottas' 'life is easier' after Sochi success

But Valtteri Bottas had other ideas as he secured his first ever F1 Grand Prix Sunday and maintained Mercedes dominance on Russia's Black Sea coast. “The Ferrari drivers were saying well done, too. Ferrari took second and third as Raikkonen kept Bottas' Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at bay as the former champion missed out on a podium place.

Global Pakistani civilians killed in Afghan firing
Author: 0 Pakistani civilians killed in Afghan firing

Relatives move a boy who was injured during border clashes between Pakistan and Afghanistan forces on the border area, at a hospital in Chaman, Pakistan, May 5, 2017. Afghanistan has for years accused Pakistan of sheltering Afghan Taliban militants, something Pakistan denies. He did not elaborate on what those obstacles entailed.

Author: 0 North Korea: Sen. Cory Gardner has "lost basic judgment and body hair"

As tensions flare between the United States and North Korea, the number of American citizens detained by the authoritarian government has also risen. The North Korean ambassador to the UK, Choe Il, said "supreme leader" Kim will decide on a time and place for the test.

Global 3 biggest questions that remain about Flynn's ouster
Author: 0 3 biggest questions that remain about Flynn's ouster

Yates filled in new details of the events of January 26, describing contacting McGahn in the morning and telling him she had something sensitive to discuss in person. It also highlighted the mounting pressure the White House faces from three congressional investigations into Russia's interference in the election.

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