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Change to European Union treaties 'not taboo' - Macron

Change to European Union treaties 'not taboo' - Macron During his campaign, Macron had thrown up ideas on reforming the eurozone, noting that the currency bloc can not go on as it is if it wanted to avoid falling prey to protest and populism. Germany is looking to Macron to revitalize France as an economic power and political heavyweight in an European Union facing complex divorce proceedings with Britain. [Full Article...]

Local elections: Sturgeon plays down Tory success in Scotland

Local elections: Sturgeon plays down Tory success in Scotland Equally, the official tally of the parties' share of the first preference vote across Scotland as a whole, which has just been published , confirms that the party was well ahead of the rest of the pack. The former first minster continued: "I've never taken any election battle for granted, I've represented the north-east of Scotland for 30 years and every election the Tories tell me they are goi... [Full Article...]

Pyongyang claims missile can carry nuke, hit the US

The Rodong Sinmun published photos of Sunday morning's missile launch in its Monday edition. Outsiders express more skepticism about North Korea's nuclear warhead claims. Meanwhile, the White House, in its response to the test on Sunday, singled out Russian Federation in an oddly phrased statement. Russia initially responded to Sunday's test by putting its far eastern air defenses on high aler... [Full Article...]

'Nervous' BJP using govt. machinery to defame Lalu and family: RJD

'Nervous' BJP using govt. machinery to defame Lalu and family: RJD Also, I-T investigators have raided the buildings of RJD MP P C Gupta's son. Both parties along with the Congress are constituents of the ruling Grand Alliance in Bihar. On 12 May Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad wanted the Central Government to investigate the suspected land transactions. "Presently, the Bihar Chief Minister needs to end his quiet on the issues identified with his Cabinet M... [Full Article...]

US State Department Says Syrian Regime Using 'Crematorium' To Dispose Of Bodies

US State Department Says Syrian Regime Using 'Crematorium' To Dispose Of Bodies Attributing new revelations about the "the depths to which the Syrian regime has gone with the continuing support of its allies, Russian Federation and Iran", to newly declassified reporting, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones said that the regime had installed a crematorium at a notorious prison north of Damascus to dispose of the bodies of prisoners ... [Full Article...]

Pens even series with Senators

Pens even series with Senators Bobby Ryan scored the victor for Ottawa 4:59 into the first overtime period. The same message that Sullivan has to be exhausted of hearing by now, that defenseman Justin Schultz and forward Bryan Rust would remain out after suffering injuries in the first period of Game 2 Monday against the Senators in the Eastern Conference final. [Full Article...]

Nicola Sturgeon sets out agenda for Scotland's future

Independence is a major plank of Sturgeon's Scottish National Party (SNP) campaign for the June 8 election, and anything that reinforces Scottish resentment over perceived English arrogance could play into the SNP's hands. A "meltdown" in the Labour Party means Scottish voters must vote SNP to rein in an "unfettered, out-of-control" Tory government, Nicola Sturgeon believes. [Full Article...]

The Best Replacement for Comey? Who Lawmakers Say Trump Should Avoid

Speaking on "Meet the Press" this weekend, Graham said it's time to clear the air about whether or not the tapes exist. You can't be cute about tapes. The visit was fraught with bad optics, and Kislyak's attendance - only confirmed by photos from Russian state media - was especially notable because he has been at the center of numerous Trump administration's controversies involving Russia. [Full Article...]

With Americans in fix-up mode, Home Depot sails through 1Q

CT Financial Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Home Depot by 0.4% in the first quarter. CT Financial Advisors LLC now owns 758 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock valued at $111,000 after buying an additional 3 shares during the period. [Full Article...]

It Is 'Possible' FBI Director Position Will Be Filled by Friday

Laura Ingraham tweeted that the reporting was "false", while Hugh Hewitt said Comey's successor was what mattered. Trump has claimed that Comey told him on all three occasions that he wasn't personally under investigation . "That is not accurate, " McCabe said. "The majority, the vast majority of Federal Bureau of Investigation employees enjoyed a deep, positive connection to director Comey",... [Full Article...]

Alexis Sánchez faces fitness test before Arsenal take on Sunderland

The battle for Champions League berths sees the Gunners three points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, with both having two matches left, and four points behind third-placed Liverpool , who have one game remaining following Sunday's 4-0 victory at West Ham. [Full Article...]

Macron and Merkel Discuss Deeper EU Integration Post Brexit

Asked about euro bonds, a policy that Macron has favored but has been dismissed by the German government, Merkel said , "We don't agree on every single thing". "I have never favored mutualizing existing debt". In turn, Merkel said she is open to a Macron proposal to create a level playing field between European Union countries and other worldwide trade partners. [Full Article...]

Syria talks opening in shadow of rival track

Syria talks opening in shadow of rival track The fact that constitution is going to be the main topic on the agenda at the sixth round of talks in Geneva was also confirmed to Sputnik by the leader of the Astana platform of Syrian opposition, Randa Kassis. But in Damascus , which is not included in the deal, the government has secured the evacuation of three rebel-held districts, bringing it closer to exerting full control over the capita... [Full Article...]

United Nations chief condemns North Korea over missile launch

South Korea has said it was unaware of what North Korea was referring to, while the Central Intelligence Agency and the White House declined to comment on the May 6 statement from North Korea's Ministry of State Security. While North Korean's arsenal of missiles is becoming clearer, there is less certainty about how developed its nuclear program is. British U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft also c... [Full Article...]

Three killed, 42 injured in bus accident — Madhya Pradesh

Three killed, 42 injured in bus accident — Madhya Pradesh Speaking on the same before the launch, Modi said that the mission will surely have a major impact on the state's ecology. "In my opinion, it is flawless document for future vision", he said. The Narmada yatra which was started in December past year from here will conclude after covering a distance of more than three thousand kilometres and covering over 1,100 villages and towns. [Full Article...]

Did Trump Raise Mike Flynn's FBI Troubles at Comey Dinner?

Washington Post reported that the United States was not given permission to share the material with Russian Federation. Most alarmingly, officials said, Trump revealed the city in the Islamic State's territory where the USA intelligence partner detected the threat. [Full Article...]

Vancouver park board approves cetacean ban prompted by beluga deaths

The amendments were approved at a meeting Monday evening with only one commissioner voting against the motion. And park board chair Michael Wiebe said that when it comes to rescues, cetaceans are best treated in their natural habitats. However, in a statement issued by Vancouver Aquarium CEO Dr. John Nightingale the aquarium said that centre was insuffiencent. It will allow the aquarium to ke... [Full Article...]

Pakistan signs almost $500 million in China deals at Silk Road summit

Some diplomats and political analysts say Beijing is trying to create a political and economic network centered on China, push the U.S. out of the region and rewrite rules on trade and security. The proposed silk route project will cover South Asia, Central Asia, Europe and Africa. The Belt and Road Forum was attended by some 200 senior officials from around the world and heads of state of 29 co... [Full Article...]

Learjet crash near New York City kills 2 crew members

The crash at approximately 3.30 p.m. (1930GMT) caused the aircraft to disintegrate and left two buildings near the crash site in flames, police said. The airport is located 15 miles northeast of Newark, NJ and the crash happened about 3:30 p.m. [Full Article...]

Local elections: Full list of Scottish results published

However, the task facing the SNP next month is to defend its remarkable success in winning 56 out of Scotland's 59 seats, a success based not on winning a little less than a third of the vote, as on Thursday, but rather on securing 50%. Ukip lost 145 council seats - all but one. I don't think it's right to compare this election with 2012. Sturgeon rejected the suggestion that the SNP's share of ... [Full Article...]


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