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Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states
- May 28, 2017

In the past eight years, however, Iranian students who adamantly support the Islamic regime have arrived, Bahrami said. A codification of Iran's sovereign right to enrich the sole uranium site at Natanz allowed the world to cut off Iran's plutonium route to a nuclear bomb. (more...)
Iranian President Calls US Relations 'a curvy road' Iranian President Calls US Relations 'a curvy road'
- May 28, 2017

The revolution was also young. He made veiled criticisms at security agencies that control large swathes of the Iranian economy and have sought to block his efforts to privatise and attract foreign investment. In 2013, Iran proposed an immediate cease-fire and a plan to end the war in Syria. "The election does give Rouhani a mandate to push things through", Ghanem Nuseibeh, founder of London-based management consultant Cornerstone Global Associates, said in an interview in Dubai on Sunday. (more...)
Philippines using helicopters to clear militants
- May 28, 2017

Duterte has also confessed to having "cousins" in the Islamic State , as his family hails from the Muslim regions of the south. The military said it believes Hapilon was still in Marawi . They said six soldiers died in Thursday's fighting. " Martial law , I think, sounds a lot graver than it actually is". De la Pena said the Maute militant allowed him to speak to Suganob to make sure he was clear of their demands. (more...)
Macron and Merkel to 'reconstruct' the EU Macron and Merkel to 'reconstruct' the EU
- May 28, 2017

His swift visit to Berlin , his first trip overseas, is aimed at underlining the importance of France's relationship with Germany, in his bid to relaunch the European project. Alain Juppe, a former French prime minister, called Mr Philippe "a man of great talent" with "all the qualities to handle the hard job". But the proposals have sent alarm bells ringing in Berlin , and initial relief about his victory against far-right leader Marine Le Pen have also given way to fears about his reform ... (more...)
Tusk: We must be 'tough, even brutal' on terror
- May 28, 2017

The hot-button issues of climate change , trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with U.S. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the matter before the formal announcement. TRADE The Trump administration has pushed back against earlier G-7 agreements to reject protectionism - the practice of favoring domestic industries over foreign competitors through taxes or regulations. (more...)
Britain's Labour Party unveils 'radical' election manifesto Britain's Labour Party unveils 'radical' election manifesto
- May 27, 2017

The current 40 percent tax rate applies to people earning between £31,500 and £150,000. Labour said it could finance its programme to increase spending on education, health and other public services through raising an additional £48 billion a year in taxes. (more...)
Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words
- May 27, 2017

Rouhani was responding to a question on Monday from The Associated Press at a news conference in Tehran . Speaking after Trump's two-day visit to Riyadh, Rouhani said , "This summit was a show and had no political value". "But the foundation of power is national strength and this only happens through elections", Rouhani said. He signed a $110 billion defense deal with Saudi Arabia during the visit aimed at addressing the kingdom's defense needs while scaling back US military ... (more...)
Military presence stepped up as Britain faces raised threat Military presence stepped up as Britain faces raised threat
- May 27, 2017

Abedi, 22, is believed to have been born in Manchester and of Libyan descent. In addition to those killed in the concert attack, 64 people are being treated for their wounds, Jon Rouse of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said Wednesday. (more...)
Sweden Drops Julian Assange Rape Investigation
- May 27, 2017

His site in 2010 leaked hundreds of thousands of secret USA military and diplomatic documents. Sweden's top prosecutor says the investigation of alleged sexual offenses could reopened if Julian Assange returns to Sweden before the statute of limitations lapses in 2020. (more...)
United Kingdom to resume intelligence sharing with US
- May 27, 2017

The investigation of the Manchester Arena attack that killed 22 people extended across Europe and into Libya, where most of the suspected bomber's family lived. Leaks can also jeopardize investigations and judicial proceedings, said Nigel Inkster, former head of operations for MI6, the British intelligence agency. (more...)
Attack was revenge for US airstrikes on Syria, Abedi's sister claims
- May 26, 2017

She also complained about USA officials leaking sensitive information about Abedi to the press. When his parents moved back to Libya a few years ago after Gaddafi was deposed, Salman and his brothers stayed behind in Manchester . Rudd yesterday slammed U.S. leaks on the investigation into the deadly Manchester terror attack as "irritating" and said she had made it clear to Washington that it "should not happen again". (more...)
Senate panel: Michael Flynn risks contempt of Congress
- May 25, 2017

Trump fired Flynn on February 13, 18 days after the then-acting attorney general had warned the White House that Flynn had lied about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . "And what we're looking at now is to look at those contacts that Mr. Brennan spoke about and see what they were, how extensive they were and what they led to if anything", he said. (more...)
Trump meets with Pope Francis gifts
- May 25, 2017

During the Trumps' meeting with Pope Francis on Wednesday, first lady Melania Trump wore a long-sleeved Dolce and Gabbana black dress and a black veil, following a tradition of many first ladies before her to wear black when meeting the pope. (more...)
Ireland's Varadkar opens up commanding lead in race to succeed PM Kenny Ireland's Varadkar opens up commanding lead in race to succeed PM Kenny
- May 25, 2017

His rival for the Fine Gael leadership Leo Varadkar is promising a "catch up" plan for left-behind Ireland. He has campaigned for legalising same-sex marriage and liberalising abortion laws and is an advocate of tight fiscal restraint. Mr Varadkar may seem an unlikely frontrunner in socially conservative Ireland. Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar is ahead on pledges - but Housing Minister Simon Coveney was quick to point out at the weekend that pledges are not votes. (more...)
Domestic laws to take precedence in Jadhav case, says Sartaj Aziz
- May 24, 2017

Pakistan alleged the former Indian Navy officer was involved in spying and terror activities in Balochistan. His colleague and Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said the case would be taken to its "logical conclusion in accordance with Pakistan's law and constitution". (more...)
Former CIA director claims he raised alarms about Russia
- May 24, 2017

Brennan said he told the head of the FSB that if Russian Federation continued to interfere, it would backfire and prevent any warming of relations. Brennan's statements about the number of contacts between associates of the Trump campaign and the Russians again put details about the campaign's contacts with the Kremlin into the spotlight as reports emerged that Trump had asked his national intelligence director and NSA chief to state publicly there was no evidence of collusion before ... (more...)
Soldiers, cops battle Maute terrorists in Marawi City
- May 24, 2017

Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said during a press briefing in Moscow, where Duterte is in the middle of a four-day official visit, that the martial law was possible "on the grounds of existence of rebellion because of what is happening in Mindanao". (more...)
North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile
- May 24, 2017

The White House has urged in an official statement for a complete end of North Korea's use of nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The KCNA state news agency said Pukguksong-2 met all the required technical specifications so should now be mass-produced and deployed to the Korean People's Army strategic battle unit. (more...)
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ order binding on Pakistan, says India
- May 24, 2017

He said the ICJ has rightly held that India should have been granted consular access as per the Vienna Convention to which both the countries have been signatories. The UN charter entails that "each member of the United Nations undertakes to comply with the decision of the International Court of Justice" and 'if any party to a case fails to perform the obligations, the other party may have recourse to the Security Council'. (more...)
Antonio Conte Hails 'Great Man' John Terry's Positive Influence Antonio Conte Hails 'Great Man' John Terry's Positive Influence
- May 23, 2017

When he was stripped of the England captaincy in 2010 ahead of the World Cup over accusations he had an affair with the former girlfriend of then-teammate Wayne Bridge. "It's going to be tough". "I need to understand it a bit too". It capped a brilliant first season for Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge following his arrival at the club as Jose Mourinho's permanent successor last summer. (more...)
EU Nations Set Tough Negotiating Mandate for Brexit Talks EU Nations Set Tough Negotiating Mandate for Brexit Talks
- May 23, 2017

In addition to naming Barnier, a veteran French public official, as negotiator, ministers approved the formation of a Brexit task force within the Council of the European Union, to be led by Didier Seeuws, a Belgian advisor to Council President Donald Tusk. (more...)
Eurovision winner arrives home to Portugal
- May 23, 2017

With the capacity at 20,000, these figures make it seem a flawless venue to host the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Salvador Sobral scored 758 points for his love ballad Amar Pelos Dois , which was written by his sister Luisa. Russian Federation is one of Eurovision's heavy hitters, tied with Sweden for the most top-five finishes this century. "In 2009, the EBU nixed the Georgian entry "We Don't Wanna Put In", a dig at Russian President Vladimir Putin". (more...)
Israelis on edge before Trump visit
- May 22, 2017

Some of Trump's domestic troubles are likely to follow him to Israel, too, amid reports that the classified secrets he shared with Russian diplomats this month had come from Israel. Trump will visit Israel in a series of stops during his first overseas trip that started today. In February, Trump issued mild criticism of Israel's continued building of settlements in the West Bank , saying new construction doesn't help the peace process. (more...)
Minnesota Unemployment In April Steady, Down In Wisconsin
- May 22, 2017

The rate was 4.8 percent in March and 4.9 percent in April 2016. The transportation and utilities sector had the most job growth on the First Coast in the past year with about 4,700 jobs created. The Lincoln area also saw a decline in the number of people employed as well as the number of people unemployed. He said when the recession hit several years ago, there were about six to seven job seekers per job opening. (more...)
Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'
- May 22, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet debated offering Palestinians a series of economic incentives for reviving peace talks as they waited for US President Donald Trump to arrive and reveal his plans for addressing the Middle East conflict. (more...)
Senate moderates hold bipartisan health care talks Senate moderates hold bipartisan health care talks
- May 21, 2017

The bill promises to slash $800 billion in federal funds from Medicaid over the next 10 years and move to per capita limits or block grants. Senators are searching for trade-offs in an effort to save the health law's Medicaid expansion. (more...)
United Nations Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea's missile test United Nations Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea's missile test
- May 21, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the test was risky, but warned against attempts to "intimidate" Pyongyang. Other experts quickly jumped on this as sign - although not conclusive - that North Korea may have been behind the outbreak. (more...)
Death toll in attack on south Libya army base rises to 141 Death toll in attack on south Libya army base rises to 141
- May 21, 2017

The GNA condemned the attack and denied any involvement. In the Libyan city Marriage al-Shati was an attack on the airbase, killing more than 140 people. That attack was called off after a reconciliation meeting between Haftar and unity government head Fayez al-Sarraj in Abu Dhabi on 2 May. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but figures associated with the LNA have previously been targeted by its rivals in similar attacks. (more...)
Ryan downplays possibility of re-vote on ObamaCare repeal Ryan downplays possibility of re-vote on ObamaCare repeal
- May 21, 2017

Download our Expert Edition e-book, Cyber: Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation. More health care votes will also remind voters of why they should support a Democratic House takeover in 2018. House members have generally been opposed. Senators will need ways to pay for that. However, it's likely that more people would be left uninsured under the GOP bill, said Larry Levitt, senior vice president at Kaiser. (more...)
Senate Judiciary leaders invite Comey to testify
- May 21, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in March he would recuse himself from any investigations related to the 2016 presidential campaigns. Mueller, often described by those who worked for him as a stern and press-averse disciplinarian, issued a characteristically terse statement: "I accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability". (more...)
Trump's approval rating continues to slip to 41%
- May 20, 2017

Another 6-percent had mixed feelings. Mr Trump has denied colluding with the Russians and called ongoing efforts to investigate him a "witch hunt". Since then, a number of controversial revelations has poured out of the White House, including the news that Trump may have divulged highly classified intelligence to visiting Russian officials and that he had allegedly asked Comey in February to shut down the FBI's investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. (more...)
Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job
- May 20, 2017

Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with his communications officials over the past month, as mixed messaging and explanations have come out regarding a series of events like the firing of FBI Director James Comey . In her interview with the Mercury News, Guilfoyle said, "Sean Spicer is a very nice man and a patriot". "Now you too can have the White House Press Secretary in - or rather, 'among" - the bushes in your yard. (more...)
Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel?
- May 20, 2017

Their unusually high support was very significant in Trump's ability to capture the Midwestern states and win without a plurality. Haley told Christian Broadcasting Network on Tuesday that she believes Trump should approve the move that could start a trend. (more...)
EC demonstrates successful functioning of EVMs, VVPATs EC demonstrates successful functioning of EVMs, VVPATs
- May 20, 2017

The demonstration and press conference have been scheduled after constant allegations that the EC's electronic voting machines had been tampered with in recently held polls. The move comes after allegations of hacking in the EVM machine used in recent assembly elections and demands to revert to ballot paper voting methods by several Opposition parties. (more...)
HBSE 10th result 2017 to be declared today by 4 pm HBSE 10th result 2017 to be declared today by 4 pm
- May 20, 2017

The board of Haryana also conducts the middle, matric and senior Secondary School level examination twice a year. In that, boys count is higher than the girls. Visit the official website or the direct link provided below. So in case of any issue candidates are advised to stay calm and refresh the website to check the BSEH HBSE Haryana Board results 2017. (more...)
Iraqi forces launch anti-IS push west of Mosul Iraqi forces launch anti-IS push west of Mosul
- May 20, 2017

A major offensive launched in October to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, has also made steady gains. Islamic State fighters are shooting people who try to escape, although some men have been allowed to go in exchange for taking militants' families with them, said 40-year-old Umm Abdul Rahman, who fled the Musherfa district on Tuesday night. (more...)
Assange claims victory after Sweden drops rape probe Assange claims victory after Sweden drops rape probe
- May 20, 2017

On Friday afternoon, Assange appeared on a balcony at the embassy and described the development as "an important victory". He pledged that WikiLeaks will continue distributing material about the activities of the Central Intelligence Agency in the United States and will "accelerate" its publications. (more...)
Federal budget 2017: Scott Morrison makes promise of better days for government Federal budget 2017: Scott Morrison makes promise of better days for government
- May 20, 2017

This comes at a cost of $2.2 billion over four years. Treasurer Scott Morrison said more than 75 billion Australian dollars ($56 billion) would be spent on infrastructure in the next decade. In an upbeat assessment, the government said the economy would grow in 2017-18 at a rate of 2.75 per cent, increasing to 3 per cent the following year. (more...)
Woman Chops off Swami's Genital Woman Chops off Swami's Genital
- May 20, 2017

A law student in Kerala was forced to take the law into her own hands on Friday night to end an eight-year-old cycle of rape and abuse. The godman has been visiting her home for the past five years and allegedly had an illicit relationship with the woman's mother. (more...)
Democrats Slam Trump's Criticism of Stepped-up Russia Probe
- May 20, 2017

While briefly addressing one question about the Russian Federation matter, Trump said the entire situation "divides" the United States. By Wednesday evening, a Republican source said that the move effectively shut down Congress' intense digging into Comey and his conversations with Trump. (more...)