Global China evades question on submarine being denied docking in Sri Lanka
Author: 0 China evades question on submarine being denied docking in Sri Lanka

India's total development portfolio to Sri Lanka now exceeds $2.6 billion, of which the grant component is more than Dollars 436 million. The direct flights will aid pilgrims from Sri Lanka, a Buddhist-majority country, to visit Sarnath. The Prime Minister was addressing the UN-recognised 14th International Vesak Day celebrations to mark the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha.

Author: 0 PM: Patient records 'not compromised' in NHS cyber attack

Authorities in the United Kingdom and in Spain, where internal telecom IT systems were infected with malware, said the attack appeared to be "ransomware" - malicious software that infects systems, encrypts data and locks access then demands a payment.

Global Labour Planning To End Tuition Fees
Author: 0 Labour Planning To End Tuition Fees

But a clip has surfaced of McDonnell appearing to reveal an eye-catching policy in a speech in Mansfield. "When we were in government we transformed education", she said . Although the Conservatives have accused Mr Corbyn of rowing back on a promise not to raise corporation tax for small businesses, the Labour leader described the proposed increase as "modest".

Global If guilty, Kejriwal should quit, if not, then file defamation case: Anna
Author: 0 If guilty, Kejriwal should quit, if not, then file defamation case: Anna

Mishra, on the third day of his "indefinite fast", penned another letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, alleging that the attacker Ankit Bhardwaj was attached with the mohalla clinics project under Health Minister Satyendar Jain. "I am waiting for you response", he added. He hasn't eaten anything for three days. "If Kejriwal is not found guilty, then he must file a defamation case against the person concerned and if found guilty, then he must resign within a second", said Hazare.

Author: 0 Local elections 2017: What should Labour do now?

Five weeks before the British general elections, Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party made significant gains in local elections on Friday. But political pundits had already predicted the beginning of the end for the far-right phenomenon after Nigel Farage had stepped down as leader to make way for Paul Nuttall, who has so far failed to make any mark with the electorate and lost heavily when he recently attempted to contest a by-election in Stoke on behalf of his party.

Global White House explains delay in firing Flynn
Author: 0 White House explains delay in firing Flynn

Spicer frequently has chided the White House press corps for failing to ask more questions about the source of illegal leaks to the press. Testimonies of two key former officials before a Senate committee that is investigating alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election previous year brought the issue into sharp focus again even as President Donald Trump termed the ongoing inquiry a "taxpayer-funded charade".

Author: 0 Trump open to President Moon talking with North Korea

Lee is now waiting for the parliament to approve his replacement, named by the new South Korean president Moon Jae-in. President Trump also followed a much harder stance on North Korea and declared a "unilateral action" after its "strategic patience" was exhausted.

Author: 0 Syrian FM stresses commitment to de-escalation zones' deal

The three guarantors have until June 4 to establish the borders of the safe zones while details on who will oversee the ceasefires and the aid deliveries is not yet clear. "The de-escalation zones are meant to shore up a partial cessation of hostilities brokered by Russian Federation and Turkey at the end of past year, which both sides have accused each other of violating repeatedly", the BBC reports .

Author: 0 Pakistan claims 50 killed, Kabul disputes toll

A Pakistan army spokesman said the fighting erupted after Afghan forces fired at a government census team near the southwestern border town of Chaman. It was attended, among others, by geological experts from the two countries. Pak-Afghan officials held a flag meeting at Bab-e-Dosti on Sunday. They mutually agreed upon using Google and geological maps to conduct the survey.

Author: 0 $1m in Israeli Aid for UNESCO Cut over Jerusalem Resolution

The resolution affirmed the importance of the Old City and its walls to the three monotheistic religions. Israel will cut another $1 million dollars in funding to the UN, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced at a cabinet meeting Wednesday morning following the passage of a UNESCO resolution critical of Israeli policy a day earlier.

Author: 0 United States arming of Syrian Kurds will dominate Turkish president's visit to Washington

Uzer said Erdoğan's comments on Monday were "unexpectedly strong", but agrees with Koplow that relations between the two countries are unlikely to be strongly affected. The group is a coalition of Arab and Kurdish fighters that has been working to isolate the city, which ISIS considers its de facto capital. But Trump is unlikely to reverse his decision to arm the SDF, according to Merve Tahiroglu, an analyst at the FDD.

Author: 0 Erdogan hopeful for breakthrough in dispute on arming Kurds

Kurtulmus said Turkey was both defending the territorial integrity of Syria and Iraq and supporting moves to clear out terrorist organizations. "We do not want any other forces to participate with us", said Abdelqader. Speaking at an event in London, he said: "Turkey has been the only country that has boots on the ground and very successfully pushed Isis away over 2,000 sq km of area in Syria".

Author: 0 Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises questions

The photographer who stood feet from Trump as he talked with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, had told the White House that he was Lavrov's official photographer, the administration official said.

Author: 0 Nigeria Fails to Protect Freed Chibok Schoolgirls' Privacy

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu , on Monday noted that Boko Haram terrorists took good care of the released 82 Chibok girls. "We have no apologies or regrets whatsoever for exchanging Boko Haram detainees for our daughters". This makes the grand total of Chibok girls released so far to 103.

Author: 0 Masked protestors injure MPs in Macedonian parliament

According to witnesses, police forces entered the parliament after the clashes broke out but did not immediately seek to repress the demonstrators. Xhaferi is not a legitimate parliament speaker, Karakamiseva commented for local television Sitel.

Author: 0 Tillerson: Trump will not rush United States climate policy review

Timo Soini, the foreign minister of Finland-the country which will chair the Arctic Council for the next two years-urged the eight member nations of the council to ensure it remains a forum for cooperation and that they "all work to keep Arctic free of tensions".

Author: 0 With Moon as prez, Korean talks a reality

On Friday, North Korea's Central Prosecutor's Office (CPO) said South Korean intelligence service chief Lee Byung-ho was the mastermind behind a plot with the CIA to kill Kim Jong Un with a biochemical weapon. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in April that the American citizen detained late last month is a "bargaining chip" for negotiations with Washington.

Author: 0 US, China Cooperation to Extend Trade

Japan ($1.51 billion) and South Korea ($1.06 billion) were the top buyers of US beef exports. The trade deal also lowers barriers on the operation of US financial firms in China. Treasury figures show. Trump made America's massive trade deficits and specifically the gap with China a major issue in his election campaign. This successful trip helped Chinese officials gain confidence in restoring beef trade between the two countries.

Author: 0 Don't Take Our Gadgets: Europe Pushes Back on Expanded US Laptop Ban

DHS spokesman David Lapan confirmed the talks but said no announcement was planned on whether the United States government would expand the ban. They say intelligence suggests terrorists can hide explosives in larger electronic devices. While no decision has yet been taken, any restrictions could hit major European carriers such as Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France-KLM and industry sources have said airlines and airports have already been working on possible contingency measures.

Author: 0 Things Aren't Looking Good For The Four Americans Detained In North Korea

However, Coats refused to reveal the us intelligence community's estimation about when the DPRK would have an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of taking a nuclear warhead. Ltd., met Kim in Dandong, on North Korea's border with China, to give him communications equipment and cash. "None of the brutal perpetrators of ugly state-sponsored terrorism aiming at the removal of the DPRK supreme leadership will survive on this planet", it added, using the acronym for the North's official ...

Author: 0 US prepares to ban laptops on flights from Europe

Delta airlines has apologized for accidentally announcing to passengers that a laptop ban on flights entering the USA from Europe, reported to potentially be on the way, had already taken effect. Kelly briefed members of Congress Thursday and held a meeting with high level executives at Delta Air Lines , United Airlines and American Airlines Group Inc.

Global Rod Rosenstein reportedly threatened to resign after Comey firing
Author: 0 Rod Rosenstein reportedly threatened to resign after Comey firing

Blumenthal followed, "But as a former prosecutor, you know that when there is an investigation into several potentially culpable individuals, the evidence from those individuals and can lead to others, correct?" The absence of former FBI Director James Comey loomed large over the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing with top US intelligence leaders, but his temporary replacement, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, assured lawmakers he would not bend to pressure from the White House.

Author: 0 Trump calls sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief a 'showboat'

Clinton's emails, and is likely to do so again. "If there was ever a time when circumstances warranted a special prosecutor, it is right now", Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY said. Moscow has denied interference in the election, and the Trump administration denies allegations of collusion with Russian Federation. The allegations about Comey's handling of the Clinton email server investigation were long known, raising questions about the timing of the FBI director's dismissal.

Global BC election brings unwelcome uncertainty for business as Greens hold balance
Author: 0 BC election brings unwelcome uncertainty for business as Greens hold balance

In the run up to the vote, many observers - and the New Democrats themselves - suggested that a surge in Green votes would come at the expense of the NDP, potentially handing the election to the Liberals. How a coalition government would impact something like the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, which was a major issue on the North Shore and is opposed by both the NDP and Greens, is also far from clear, Harrison added.

Author: 0 Turkey leader calls on United States to reverse decision to arm Kurds

Turkey today slammed as unacceptable a USA plan to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters whom Ankara considers terrorists, but the militia applauded a "historic" move that would speed up the defeat of Islamic State (IS) extremists. "Every single one of these weapons that are being provided to our partner force, we intend to account for them, and to ensure that they are pointed at ISIL", he said.

Global CIA creates dedicated mission center for North Korea
Author: 0 CIA creates dedicated mission center for North Korea

US and South Korean intelligence officials dismissed the accusations. They agreed the bilateral relationship would continue to go from strength to strength. "Creating the Korea Mission Centre allows us to more purposefully integrate and direct Central Intelligence Agency efforts against the serious threats to the United States and its allies emanating from North Korea ", he said.

Global 'He's a Very Good Person': Trump Continues to Rave About Flynn
Author: 0 'He's a Very Good Person': Trump Continues to Rave About Flynn

Trump signed the ban on January 27, the same day Yates met for a second time with White House counsel Donald McGahn about National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. "How is she a political opponent of the President?" the Daily Caller's Kaitlan Collins asked. Mr Trump said that he ultimately made a decision to fire Mr Flynn after learning that he had misrepresented the nature of a phone call he had during the presidential transition period with ...

Author: 0 Security questions over Russian photographer allowed into Oval Office

The only photographers in the room were the official White House photographer and a photographer from Tass , a state-run news agency. President Donald Trump meets with Russian Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Author: 0 General election 2017: Scotland's political leaders step up their campaigns

Sturgeon has explicitly ruled out doing any deals with the Tories, even though the SNP had two coalitions with Conservative councillors after the 2012 election. Overall, however, the party lost councillors. And the SNP have not had any difficulty increasing their vote in local by-elections during the last two years.

Author: 0 Grimes Slams Trump's Voter Fraud Commission

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said he wasn't looking to take on more work when his counterpart in Kansas, Kris Kobach , contacted him earlier this year to ask if he'd be interested in working with the vice president's office on an examination of U.S.

Author: 0 New South Korean president commits to dialogue with North

If Moon plans a "Sunshine Policy 2.0" - a revival of dialogue and economic aid to North Korea - he'll need to convince critics that a new economic relationship with the North will not lead to further nuclear arms development. The problem between the country and China lies in the USA missile defense system in South Korea, which happens to be a threat to the Chinese military.

Author: 0 Trump, Putin have 'very good' call on Syria, US says

The administration downplayed the threat. The official requested anonymity to discuss matters of security. But a photographer with Russian state-controlled media outlet TASS was allowed to both photograph the occasion and distribute the pictures online.

Author: 0 Trump says 'his decision' to fire FBI chief, calls him 'showboat'

His links to Russian Federation are being scrutinised by the FBI and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, as part of wider investigations into claims Moscow sought to tip the election in favour of Mr Trump, and into contacts between Russian Federation and members of the president's campaign team.

Author: 0 Syria says no to global force patrolling safe zones

The US, and all those opposing an Iranian role, will want to know more about Tehran's dubious participation in the deal, especially since it does not even neighbour Syria, like Turkey. The zones appear meant to halt conflict in specific areas between government forces and rebels, and would potentially be policed by foreign troops.

Global Zidane must target domestic dominance at Real Madrid - Salgado
Author: 0 Zidane must target domestic dominance at Real Madrid - Salgado

Real are now chasing a first league and European Cup double since 1958 and could become the first team to defend the Europe's biggest prize in the Champions League era, which began with the change in format in 1992. Atletico's players also re-emerged from the Calderon tunnel to salute their fans after the game ended. He said on his club's website: " I'm happy to have made the Champions League final.

Author: 0 I might release tax returns -- when I'm out of office

The letter, from lawyers Sheri Dillon and William Nelson, also asserted that Trump holds no debt from Russian lenders and holds no equity in Russian entities. In the termination letter to Comey, Trump thanked him for telling the president "three times" that he personally is not under investigation for collusion with Russian Federation during his 2016 campaign.

Author: 0 HSE removes all external access to its network following NHS cyber attack

Pictures posted on social media showed screens of NHS computers with images demanding payment of $300 (AU$409) in Bitcoin , saying: "Oops, your files have been encrypted!" The ransomware is believed to be linked to an exploit, computer code that takes advantage of a computer vulnerability, known to have been used by the Equation Group, which many in the security world believe is connected to the National Security Agency (NSA).

Global Surprise, Jeff Sessions Wants Tougher Prison Sentencing Guidelines
Author: 0 Surprise, Jeff Sessions Wants Tougher Prison Sentencing Guidelines

In a memo Friday morning, Sessions formally withdrew a signature part of former Attorney General Eric Holder's "Smart on Crime" initiative, which sought to target the most serious crimes and reduce the number of defendants charged with nonviolent drug offenses that would otherwise trigger mandatory minimum sentences .

Author: 0 Acting FBI director says will carry on with Russian probe

And at that time , he told me: "'You are not under investigation'". "I hold Director Comey in the highest regard for his considerable abilities and his integrity". Each time , McCabe refused to comment on any conversations Comey may have had with the President. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, quickly pressed the White House to turn over any related information to congressional leaders.

Author: 0 Turkey: Ankara slams Trump's decision to arm Syrian YPG

The entire Turkish leadership establishment has rebuked United States decision to supply arms to Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) fighting Daech in Syria with help of U.S. Erdogan says the "fight against terrorism should not be lead with another terror organization" and that "we want to know that our allies will side with us and not with terror organizations".

Author: 0 UN official calls for more work with disabled in North Korea

Korea studies professor Stephan Haggard of the University of California San Diego described these two recent arrests as "classic asymmetric warfare", to Time magazine, with North Korea "nabbing" American citizens in response to pressure against its nuclear and missile programs.

Author: 0 Ransomware takes down hospitals, businesses in at least 2 countries

Authorities in Britain have been braced for possible cyberattacks in the run-up to the vote, as happened during last year's USA election and on the eve of this month's presidential vote in France. "This is not targeted at the NHS, it's an worldwide attack and a number of countries and organisations have been affected", said Prime Minister Theresa May.

Author: 0 Why Health Care Professionals Are So Pessimistic About Reform

Paul has a plan to allow individuals to group together like company employees to negotiate with insurers to get the best price and coverage - a strategy he said will lower premiums and protect people with pre-existing conditions without government mandates.

Author: 0 ASEAN leaders go soft on China

The softened statement comes as the current ASEAN chairman, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, seeks to bury the hatchet with China after years of wrangling over its maritime assertiveness, including its four-year blockade of the Scarborough Shoal.

Author: 0 Ovechkin played through hamstring, knee injuries in playoffs

Then again, so do the Penguins. An emphasis on improving the third and fourth lines didn't pay off in the postseason when the team got just two goals from its bottom-six forwards against Pittsburgh, and one was from Ovechkin when he was playing with Lars Eller.

Global Arsenal beat Southampton 2-0
Author: 0 Arsenal beat Southampton 2-0

Despite the influential Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain going off injured in the first half, Wenger's side were still in control and dominated possession, despite the Saints showing more attacking intent than they did against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Global Senate panel seeks Flynn documents in Russia probe
Author: 0 Senate panel seeks Flynn documents in Russia probe

Flynn has been a focus of investigations into Russian Federation and the election. The committee wants any evidence the Treasury has compiled as well as information about whether any people close to Russian President Vladimir Putin had invested in Trump properties, the report said.

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