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Korea hints at further nuclear, missile provocations

Putin joins China and new South Korean president Moon Jae-in in calling for talks with the North. Washington and its allies will continue to "tighten the screws" on North Korea's mercurial leader Kim Jong Un, said Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations. [Full Article...]

Trump and Erdogan to work toward finding Syria consensus

Trump and Erdogan to work toward finding Syria consensus Erdogan was speaking during a visit to China, ahead of his trip to Washington for his first meeting with Trump. Its forces have been fighting alongside U.S. Ankara blames the Gulen network or "FETO" (Fethullah Terrorist Organisation) for the failed attempt to overthrow the president and government, which left 249 people dead and over 2,000 wounded, when disaffected elements in the military and pol... [Full Article...]

John Oliver blasts Donald Trump for Comey firing

Trump said in a string of Twitter posts Friday. It was unclear whetheword of the Comey request, said to have been put to Rosenstein, ever made its way to Trump. "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!" "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written res... [Full Article...]

U.N. Security Council Holds Talks After North Korean Missile Launch

U.N. Security Council Holds Talks After North Korean Missile Launch Hecker said that the North, through five nuclear tests since 2006, is believed to have learned to make nuclear warheads small and light enough to mount on smaller missiles that can reach targets anywhere in South Korea and Japan. He called on countries to suspend or downgrade diplomatic relations with North Korea and increase the regime's financial isolation by levying new sanctions on North Korea... [Full Article...]

Oxford student who stabbed boyfriend may be spared jail

Oxford student who stabbed boyfriend may be spared jail A high-flying Oxford student who viciously stabbed a man on a Tinder date should be spared jail because she's too clever - and it might hurt her career. Prosecutor Cathy Olliver said Woodward met her ex on Tinder and at the time of the attack, September 30, her behaviour " deteriorated ". Woodward, who admitted a charge of unlawful wounding at Oxford Crown Court , flew to Barbados after ... [Full Article...]

Search operation called off in J&K

Search operation called off in J&K Clashes erupted between people and government forces in Heff-Shirmal area of Shopian on Wednesday morning after the forces laid a siege in the area. Meanwhile, repetitive ceasefire violations by Pakistan still continue, wherein yesterday itself the Pakistan Army initiated ceasefire violation in Balakot sector here. [Full Article...]

Mormon church pulling high-school-age boys from Boy Scouts

The change goes into effect January 1. Those changes, while at odds with church teachings, did not directly lead to the decision to end the program for the older boys, a spokesman said, but they did inform it. Mormon officials said in a news release that it will keep some 280,000 younger boys ages 8-13 in Scouts while it continues to develop a global scouting-type program. [Full Article...]

Transaction through tax evaded money no longer easy: FM

Transaction through tax evaded money no longer easy: FM Jaitley warned those dealing in black money and said "It is no longer safe to deal with excessive cash, tax-evaded money". In the first batch, around 18 lakh persons have been identified in whose case, cash transactions do not appear to be in line with the tax payer's profile. [Full Article...]

Boeing cleared to fly the 737 Max, delivers first jet

Boeing cleared to fly the 737 Max, delivers first jet Shares of the company fell by more than 3% last week after it confirmed that it suspended 737 Max flights due to an issue with the aircraft's engine. Lion Air has ordered 201 of the 737 MAXs in all . The aircraft has been painted in Batik Air livery as Malindo plans to rebrand to Batik Air Malaysia later in 2017. [Full Article...]

Victory for Rewari schoolgirls, Haryana Govt. upgrades school

Victory for Rewari schoolgirls, Haryana Govt. upgrades school Fearing molestation and harassment by the local boys of the village, as many as 86 school girls in Haryana have been sitting on hunger strike for nearly a week now demanding the state government to take stock of the situation. Lashing out the current government, former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said, what development this government will do if it takes so much of time to upgrade a schoo... [Full Article...]

Merkel's party wins big in rivals' heartland

The party has led governments in the state for 45 of the past 50 years. Exit polls for ARD and ZDF public television Sunday showed Merkel's Christian Democrats beating the Social Democrats by 34.5 percent to 30.5 percent. Given the abysmal loss, SPD officials will spend the coming days analyzing the mistakes made in North Rhine-Westphalia - especially given the previous two crushing regional... [Full Article...]

Rona Ambrose set to leave federal politics

Rona Ambrose set to leave federal politics Ambrose made the remarks in a speech to a business and political audience Tuesday morning in Ottawa. Ambrose is expected to take up a position as a visiting fellow at the Canada Institute of the Wilson Center, a Washington, D.C., based, public policy think-tank. [Full Article...]

Trump reportedly considering getting rid of Bannon, Spicer and Priebus

Trump reportedly considering getting rid of Bannon, Spicer and Priebus The White House's Chief of Staff Reince Priebus , Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon and Press Secretary Sean Spicer are some of the officials that might be included in the "major reboot", Axios news website reported Sunday, citing unnamed confidants within the administration. [Full Article...]

Abbas: Palestine Still Wants East Jerusalem and 1967 Borders

Abbas: Palestine Still Wants East Jerusalem and 1967 Borders It's clear Trump sees his deal-making skills as central to the negotiating process. Lerman said in a conference call hosted by The Israel Project, which publishes The Tower, that Trump's approach to the peace process would mark a return to the stance adopted by former Secretary of State James Baker, who said, "we can not want peace more than the sides themselves". [Full Article...]

Few in US Support Trump's Firing of FBI Chief

Few in US Support Trump's Firing of FBI Chief Comey informed the President "on three separate occasions" that he was not under investigation". As Trump sought to cap the story, blaming Comey's dismissal on his apparent unsuitability for the job, an alternative account began emerging of what might have gone wrong. [Full Article...]

Barkati sacked as Tipu Sultan mosque's Imam

Barkati sacked as Tipu Sultan mosque's Imam Find us on Facebook too! Last week he had warned of a "jihad" if India was declared a Hindu Rashtra, and also refused to take off the red beacon from his vehicle defying a central government decision. "Barkati can challenge us legally in Calcutta High Court", Ahmed said. "We haven't taken a decision on that yet as he has just been terminated". Meanwhile, the wife of Trinamool Congress Rajy... [Full Article...]

Tehran Mayor drops out of presidential poll

London - Iranian opposition figure Mehdi Karoubi announced on Monday his support for President Hassan Rouhani , who is running for a second presidential term in next Friday's election. Iranian cleric and presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi , center, stands among his supporters, during a campaign rally in Tehran , Iran, April 29, 2017. [Full Article...]

ICJ denies Pak request to play Jadhav's 'confessional' video

India may avail a "short extension" beyond 90 minutes to present its case, the judge had said in his opening remarks. "The one comment I couldn't resist is that he (Jadhav) was an Indian spy, but the lawyer said that we have not proved that he was an Indian national". [Full Article...]

Russia: US prohibited from flying over Syrian 'de-escalation zones'

The Assad regime has warned that while it will abide by the agreement - it will continue fighting "terrorism" wherever it exists. "The operation of aviation in the de-escalation zones, especially of the forces of the global coalition, is absolutely not envisaged, either with notification or without". [Full Article...]

Macron names Edouard Philippe as French PM

Ahead of his visit, Macron's ideas on reforming the eurozone - including setting up a separate budget, legislature and finance minister for the currency bloc - had sparked scepticism in Berlin. Macron appointed Philippe, a lawmaker from the moderate wing of The Republicans party, on Monday to head his first government in a move aimed at broadening his political appeal and weakening opponents befor... [Full Article...]


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