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Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy

Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday said the battle to clear his name will go on even after the dropping of rape charges against him by Swedish prosecutors. "That is not something I can forgive, it is not something I can forget". Appearing at the balcony of the central London embassy where he has spent five years, Assange criticised Western governments, but said he was prepared to ent... [Full Article...]

Russian Embassy tweets meme connecting Hillary Clinton to Seth Rich's murder

Russian Embassy tweets meme connecting Hillary Clinton to Seth Rich's murder A private detective in Washington, D.C., investigating the unsolved murder a year ago of DNC staffer Seth Rich, claims to know who leaked Democrats' emails-and it is not Russian Federation ... Wheeler's contract with the Rich family prohibited him from speaking to the media without authorization, the letter said. On Friday , Joseph Ingrisano, the attorney representing the Rich family, sent a ce... [Full Article...]

Sens @ Penguins - Game #5 Preview

Their 3-2 victory over Ottawa in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night provided yet another reminder of both Sullivan's expert button-pushing and his team's ability to brush off listless performances and react by playing with the kind of efficient brilliance that is hard to match let alone beat. [Full Article...]

North Korea vows revenge over failed attempt to poison Kim

North Korea vows revenge over failed attempt to poison Kim Choi Sun Hee, the North America bureau chief of Pyongyang's foreign ministry, is expected to represent North Korea during the meeting with U.S. North Korea experts. State Department spokesman John Kirby says there's no guarantee the move will change the behavior of North Korea's leaders, but that it's still the right thing to do. [Full Article...]

North Korea denies role in global cyberattack

North Korea denies role in global cyberattack Although analysts say the regime has several key technologies to master before it can deliver a nuclear-tipped missile to a target, they also point out that it inches closes to its goal with every test. South Korea's defence minister said on Tuesday that the launch shows Kim's missile programme is progressing faster than expected. It's the second from North Korea since South Korean President Moo... [Full Article...]

Pressure mounts on Trump as Comey agrees to testify

Pressure mounts on Trump as Comey agrees to testify In the Oval Office weeks later, Mr Comey told associates, the president asked him to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "The gist of the conversation was that the president feels as if he is hamstrung in his ability to work with Russian Federation to find areas of cooperation because this has been obviously so much in the news", National Security Advise... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu: Moving US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem Will 'Advance' Peace

The kingdom has yet to release a full list of participants, but invitees include leaders of the Gulf states, other key Arab countries as well as leading Islamic states including Turkey, Indonesia, and Pakistan. Less than a week before US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel, the White House has been forced on to the defensive over reported comments by an American diplomat describing the We... [Full Article...]

DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis

DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis Clarke has also faced criticism for his management of a Milwaukee County Jail, where local prosecutors say an inmate died of dehydration after going a week without water. Among the sources which Clarke plagiarized from are multiple ACLU reports, the 9/11 Commission Report, the Pew Research Center, a Washington Post report, and many other sources. [Full Article...]

White House lawyers research impeachment

The amendment was triggered again less than a year later during the Watergate affair, after the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives approved articles of impeachment against Nixon for obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress. [Full Article...]

Rouhani wins re-election in Iran by a wide margin

The clear victory means the nuclear deal, which is his landmark achievement, is here to stay as Tehran will continue to try to get more foreign investors. "I would worry about the more confrontational policy of the IRGC in the Persian Gulf. and more confrontational policy with the US and Saudi Arabia", said Javedanfar. [Full Article...]

Pentagon: Syria airstrikes targeted Iran-backed convoy

The U.S. -led coalition said Thursday that a U.S. airstrike hit pro-Syrian government forces it said posed a threat to American troops and allied rebels operating near the border with Jordan. This "flagrant aggression launched by the worldwide coalition exposes the falsity of its allegation about fighting terrorism and undoubtedly demonstrates the reality of the Zionist-American project in the r... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour hits highest rating of campaign after manifesto launch

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour hits highest rating of campaign after manifesto launch Jeremy Corbyn's chief union cheerleader has dramatically admitted Labour can not win the general election and claimed 200 seats would be a good result. The Chancellor said: "Any shred of economic credibility which Labour had left has now been buried by Jeremy Corbyn and his acolytes, and this matters to families across the UK". [Full Article...]

North Korea celebrates longest-range ballistic missile test

North Korea celebrates longest-range ballistic missile test In a statement issued late on Monday evening, the UN's most powerful body expressed "utmost concern" at North Korea's "highly destabilising behaviour". In all, six sanction resolutions have been imposed on North Korea, since it carried out its first nuclear test in 2006. It cited Kim as saying the North would never succumb to what it called the "highly ridiculous" U.S. [Full Article...]

United States urges Iran to halt support for 'destabilizing forces'

United States urges Iran to halt support for 'destabilizing forces' Over the course of our history, the United States of America and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have developed a productive partnership built upon trust, cooperation, and shared interests. It will also bolster the kingdom's "ability to contribute to counter-terrorism operations across the region, reducing the burden on the USA military to conduct those operations", the official added. [Full Article...]

Modi congratulates Iran's Rouhani on his re-election

Some 40 million Iranians out of the 70 million on the electoral rolls headed to the polls on Friday. Iranian president Hassan Rouhani , whose more moderate policies included greater internal freedoms and a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with the USA that brought about some sanctions relief, has won a resounding victory for a second four-year term, Iranian State TV said Saturday. [Full Article...]

Turkey: Man detained on United States plane just wanted 1st class seat

Turkey: Man detained on United States plane just wanted 1st class seat As authorities on Saturday investigated what happened , it was not clear whether Uskanli meant to harm anyone. "It was all kind of surreal", said Penny Lorenzen, a passenger on the flight told HNN. "We are proud of our crew and are grateful to them for their actions". The Department of Homeland Security is continuing to monitor all flights "out of an abundance of caution", it said. [Full Article...]

Liberal losses in BC cast doubt on energy projects

Liberal losses in BC cast doubt on energy projects Meanwhile, political commentators say that Albertans should be watching the results in B.C., especially with the implications they would have on the future of pipeline projects there. He insisted throughout that he was willing to work with either main party, although the bitterness between him and NDP leader John Horgan was on display many times during Weaver's four years as a lone Green MLA. [Full Article...]

Linking WannaCry Cyber Attacks to Pyongyang 'Ridiculous', Says North Korea

North Korea has enough artillery pieces to cause thousands and thousands of casualties to the citizens of Seoul in a matter of hours. The UN Security Council first imposed sanctions on North Korea in 2006 and has strengthened the measures in response to the country's five nuclear tests and two long-range rocket launches. [Full Article...]

´Dozens hurt´ as Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

´Dozens hurt´ as Palestinians clash with Israeli forces Afraid of the political backlash, and the possible outbreak of a third Palestinian Intifada or uprising should any of the prisoners die, the Israeli government said it would be bringing in "doctors" from an outside country to force-feed the hunger-strikers, after Israeli doctors refused to do so on the grounds of it being unethical. [Full Article...]

Closer medical watch of tens of hunger-striking Palestinians

Closer medical watch of tens of hunger-striking Palestinians About 25 demonstrators were wounded, Palestinian officials said . Hundreds of Palestinians protested near an Israeli military checkpoint at Huwara, when an Israeli settler in a vehicle attempted to drive through the crowd. Led by jailed resistance icon Marwan Barghouti, more than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners began an open-ended hunger strike on April 17 to demand better conditions. [Full Article...]


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