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What Buhari Told 82 Freed Chibok Girls

What Buhari Told 82 Freed Chibok Girls The Associated Press reports five Boko Haram commanders were freed in the swap. The president said the schoolgirls were freed in exchange for detained suspected extremists in the largest negotiated release so far of the almost 300 girls whose mass abduction in 2014 highlighted the threat of Nigeria's homegrown extremist fighters who are linked to the Islamic State group. [Full Article...]

Overwhelming Percent of Trump Voters Still Support Him

Overwhelming Percent of Trump Voters Still Support Him Since Donald Trump entered the office, his approval ratings have appeared to go up and down like a roller coaster ride. During the campaign, he promised big changes in the first 100 days of his administration. Independents disapprove by 52 percent. It was not that most Americans were doing much better financially - nearly 40 percent said they were doing about the same and 16 percent said they we... [Full Article...]

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

The Afghan Taliban announced the beginning of their spring offensive on Friday, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on the worldwide coalition and Afghan security forces. The attack occurred in the same area where two weeks ago the US dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on an IS complex. The intensification of fighting continues to also infl... [Full Article...]

North Korea's 'Hostage Diplomacy': Kim uses detained Americans as leverage

North Korea's 'Hostage Diplomacy': Kim uses detained Americans as leverage KCNA claimed that "a relevant institution" was "conducting [a] detailed investigation" of Kim's alleged crimes, reports the BBC . The department works with the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang, which serves as the United States' Protecting Power in North Korea, in dealing with such matters, the statement said. [Full Article...]

Delhi Metro To Announce New Fares Today

Delhi Metro To Announce New Fares Today Currently, the maximum fare is Rs30. The hike in fares is likely to come into effect from Wednesday, May 10, according to a Times of India report. The fare structure was last revised in 2009 - the minimum fare was raised from Rs 6 to Rs 8, and the maximum from Rs 22 to Rs 30. [Full Article...]

What world leaders say about Macron's victory

What world leaders say about Macron's victory He has never held elected office, and just over a year ago his political movement En Marche did not even exist. In early Asian trading, the euro hit its highest since November 9 after centrist Emmanuel Macron comfortably won the French presidential election. [Full Article...]

Virginia governor blasts GOP for celebrating health care bill

And, according to the analysis, if every Democrat in a tough district had voted against Obamacare, they might have been able to save their majority in the House. The legislation calls for providing refundable tax credits based on a person's age and income. Before Obamacare, patients with pre-existing health conditions are refused to be covered by health insurance companies or had to pay for ... [Full Article...]

Macron crushes Le Pen in French election

Opinion polls predicted that the 39-year-old former economy minister Macron would win the five-year presidency, seeing off the National Front's Marine Le Pen after an election campaign full of scandal and upsets. "I'm so happy, it feels so good!" German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff congratulated Macron, tweeting in French, "Vive la France, Vive L'Europe!" - meaning "Long live Fr... [Full Article...]

MCD elections: Exit polls predict clean sweep by BJP

MCD elections: Exit polls predict clean sweep by BJP After casting his vote, he said the people of Delhi should come out of their houses and exercise their franchise for "dengue and chikungunya-free Delhi". It can be noted that it is the first time in the MCD elections that "None Of The Above" (NOTA) option has been made available. It said BJP would clinch between 78 to 84 seats in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, while 79-85 in the south, and... [Full Article...]

Venezuelan President Maduro attempting to rewrite constitution

It will draw up a new constitution "so that our people. with their voice can decide the destiny of our homeland", he said. An armoured police vehicle is hit by petrol bombs thrown by demonstrators. "Since they can not win elections, they want to impose the Cuban electoral model to keep themselves in power", he said. But backing has come from regional leftist allies including Cuba. [Full Article...]

Officer recorded shooting unarmed man in back pleads guilty

Officer recorded shooting unarmed man in back pleads guilty Slager pleading guilty to violating Scott's civil rights in federal court this afternoon will end the federal case against him and also resolve the state charges that were still pending after a mistrial was declared in the state murder trial past year. [Full Article...]

Centrica to cut 1500 jobs

Centrica to cut 1500 jobs Centrica said it continues to make good progress on its cost efficiency programme. The Conservative government plans to cap standard variable retail energy tariffs if re-elected in June 8's general election. The company is expected to have cut around 1,500 jobs this year to meet its cost savings target. The group said it lost 261,000 customers in the period, confirmed that it will slash a furt... [Full Article...]

Delta Airline kicks family-off flight for refusing to leave toddler's seat

Delta Airline kicks family-off flight for refusing to leave toddler's seat Because their flight was over-sold, Brian and Brittany Schear say flight attendants told them their 2-year-old would have to vacate a seat they'd paid for, and he would have to sit on their laps instead. Schear then suggests that his wife could hold one of the toddlers during takeoff and then put the youngster in the vehicle seat. Someone filmed a video of the incident and it quickly wen... [Full Article...]

Overnight explosion rocks Damascus; Syrian government blames Israel

Overnight explosion rocks Damascus; Syrian government blames Israel Activist-operated Diary of a Mortar, which reports from Damascus, said the explosions near the airport road were followed by flames rising above the area. Hezbollah is a Lebanese militant group and political party, funded and supplied by Iran. Russian Federation condemned Israel's involvement in the multi-national fray taking place on her northern border. [Full Article...]

MTV Awards salute 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Stranger Things'

For me, it was very important because I grew up with an understanding - no one ever told me that girls couldn't do math and science, but there was an understanding. This represents more than a kiss ". We would agree with pretty much all the choices by MTV this year. "I got to thank a generation that was willing to accept this multicultural franchise". [Full Article...]

Kante picks up FWA Player of the Year to complete double

Kante picks up FWA Player of the Year to complete double N'Golo Kante, whose parents are from Mali but emigrated to France in the 1980s, has won the prestigious Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award handed out by football journalists and correspondents writing for English newspapers and agencies. [Full Article...]

Trump Tries to Pressure Senate Republicans on Health Care

Susan Collins of ME, says the Senate will not take up the House bill and will instead start from scratch. "I'm convinced that we're going to take the time to do it right", she said on "This Week". Even so, Manchin said Senate Republicans haven't yet asked Democrats to work on a bill. "We're going to get this finished and then we're going as you know, put our tax plan in", Trump said. [Full Article...]

North Korea detains another American citizen

North Korea confirmed on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the detention of American citizen Kim Sang Dok , who was referred to as Kim Sang-duk when Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, where he was teaching accounting, previously announced his detention. [Full Article...]

Bill Renews Efforts to Declare Israel a Jewish State

Ayman Odeh, the head of the Joint List representing Arab-Israeli parties, said the bill is a "declaration of war" on Israel's Arab citizens. This time, Italy, Britain, Holland, Greece and others also sided with it. This week UNESCO's executive board passed a resolution that criticises Israel's actions in occupied Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, with Palestinian leaders hailing the move as a "ste... [Full Article...]

FBI's Comey defends Clinton email probe announcement, but feels 'nauseous'

He said he made the decision even though a deputy said that might help elect Trump. Over the course of hours of testimony, James Comey confirmed yesterday that top Clinton aid Huma Abedin forwarded classified emails to Anthony Weiner , her twice disgraced sexting husband now under federal investigation. [Full Article...]


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