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Mattis: US reviewing Syria safe zones but has many questions

The Russian Ministry of Defense notes that the deal on safe zones in Syria wil come into effect 21:00 GMT on May 5. The casualties were the first after the implementation of the agreement hammered out by Russia, Turkey and Iran - the latest attempt to bring calm to the country - commenced at midnight Friday. [Full Article...]

Don't cross your limits': BJP MLA moves lady IPS officer to tears

Don't cross your limits': BJP MLA moves lady IPS officer to tears The rest of the post , written in English and produced here verbatim, goes: "To everyone who has turned up in my support: My training hasn't taught me to be weak. She posted a note on Facebook a day later: " Mere ansuon ko meri kamzori na samajh lena (Don't take my tears for weakness). The MLA, however, accused the police officer of high-handedness and rejected her allegations as baseless. [Full Article...]

Kapil Mishra challenges Arvind Kejriwal to contest open elections — AAP crisis

Kapil Mishra challenges Arvind Kejriwal to contest open elections — AAP crisis Mishra will also slap Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with multiple FIRs today. The protest comes ahead of the special assembly session convened by the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the charges of corruption levelled by Kapil Mishra, who was suspended on Monday night. [Full Article...]

Fired by Trump, former acting AG Sally Yates to testify on Russia

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates has spoken publicly for the first time about concerns she brought to the Trump White House on Russian Federation. Spicer said the question that needed to be asked was, "If President Obama was really concerned about Gen. Flynn, why didn't he suspend Flynn's security clearance which they had just reproved months earlier?" Flynn served as Director of the D... [Full Article...]

Gov't relaxes salt, whole grain standards for school meals

Gov't relaxes salt, whole grain standards for school meals Instead, he said they're meant to provide "regulatory flexibility" for the National School Lunch Program, a meal program that gives nutritionally balanced lunches to students for free or at a reduced cost. "School nutrition professionals are committed to the students they serve and will continue working with USDA and the Secretary to strengthen and protect school meal programs ". [Full Article...]

Supreme Court sends Justice Karnan to six months in jail

Supreme Court sends Justice Karnan to six months in jail The bench also said there was no question about the visit medical board having visited him (Karnan). The eight include members of the seven-judge Bench, headed by Justice Khehar which, in February, issued a contempt order against him on the charge of degrading the judiciary. [Full Article...]

Jakarta governor sentenced to 2 years prison for blasphemy

Presiding judge Dwiarso Budi Santiarto told the Jakarta court that Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was "convincingly guilty of committing blasphemy and is sentenced to two years in prison". "This is bad news for Indonesian minorities", he said. "We need a leader who could protect national interests and hold his ground against the surrounding global powers of the United States, China and Japan", said Ki... [Full Article...]

People share why they're celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Today, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo is observed annually on May 5 as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. "Mexicans are really hard workers, and they just take our culture just to make fun of it or to celebrate something that is not even theirs". [Full Article...]

Abbas warns of painful steps against Palestinian rival Hamas

Abbas warns of painful steps against Palestinian rival Hamas After exhausting all other options, I decided there was no choice but to resist these abuses by going on a hunger strike . Trump said Wednesday that the White House is starting a process between the Israelis and Palestinians that "hopefully will lead to peace". [Full Article...]

Will the French presidential election impact the United States?

Will the French presidential election impact the United States? Kantor pointed out that Le Pen, who has temporarily stepped down as National Front leader, recently "made comments against the historic record of the Holocaust, which makes her no less risky than her Holocaust-denying father who she has tried to hide". [Full Article...]

Flynn's Foreign Payments May Have Broken The Law

According to the lawmakers, the committee asked the White House for information about any efforts Flynn made to obtain permission for those payments, the former adviser's applications for security clearances and documentation of funds he may have received from foreign sources. [Full Article...]

Wall St to open flat after Macron wins French election

He also invited President-elect Macron to visit Singapore. He is a strong European, I know that personally, and he will be very unhappy that Britain is leaving, so he will approach this in a fairly strong frame of mind but he will want a deal. [Full Article...]

4 choke to death in Chennai flat fire

4 choke to death in Chennai flat fire Chennai: Four people, including two children, suffocated to death and 12 others were injured after a fire broke out in the parking lot of an apartment complex at Vadapalani in the early hours of Monday. A dozen scooters that were parked in the building were completely gutted. Chennai Collector V Anbuselvan said a probe was underway into the incident and that it would cover various aspects, in... [Full Article...]

UK Conservatives extend lead in ORB poll ahead of national election

With just five weeks to go before a general election, Jeremy Corbyn's party blamed "unique circumstances" for what it predicted would be a challenging set of results in local contests. And it was a disastrous day for the anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party, which lost all 114 seats it was defending, and won only one new one. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron's unlikely path to the French presidency

Emmanuel Macron's unlikely path to the French presidency But Le Pen's 34 percent - a high in any national election for her far-right National Front - confirms her party as a formidable force, its French-first nationalism increasingly accepted by a growing swath of electors despite its history of anti-Semitism and racism. [Full Article...]

Malaysia, North Korea Asian Cup qualifier to go ahead in Pyongyang

Malaysia, North Korea Asian Cup qualifier to go ahead in Pyongyang Limac's website reportedly showed that Ryonbong and Limac representatives discussed advancing the relationship in 2011, and 14 Limac employees visited North Korea as part of a company-sponsored vacation in 2014. "A string of absurd and reckless remarks are now heard from China every day only to render the present bad situation tenser", the KCNA said in a commentary. [Full Article...]

North Korea accuses United States of assassination plot against Kim Jong Un

KCNA said the two intelligence services "ideologically corrupted" and bribed a North Korean surnamed Kim and turned him into "a terrorist full of repugnance and revenge against the supreme leadership of the DPRK". In recent weeks, a war of words between President Trump's administration and Pyongyang has brought the West to the brink of military hostilities with North Korea over its weapons prog... [Full Article...]

Obama warned Trump about hiring Flynn

The Associated Press meanwhile reported last week that one sign taken as a warning by Obama administration officials about Flynn's contacts with Kislyak was a request by a member of Trump's own transition team made to national security officials in the Obama White House for the classified Central Intelligence Agency profile of Kislyak. [Full Article...]

Mishra shares 'evidence' against Kejriwal in Rs 400 crore scam

Singh said ignoring the question of the time at which he went to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in itself confirms that he never went there. "I informed the ACB about the misuse of government money by the AAP". "AAP was formed on three basic premises of fight against corruption, internal democracy and Lokpal". [Full Article...]

Duke of Edinburgh 'won't completely disappear', Prince Edward says

Duke of Edinburgh 'won't completely disappear', Prince Edward says Reports suggest the Duchess is a great admirer of Prince Philip, suggesting she intendeds to mirror the way he has supported the Queen, as she prepares herself to become Prince William's consort. The prince was asked if other members of the royal family would now be supporting the Queen. The announcement of Prince Philip's retirement was made following a meeting of all senior royal staff a... [Full Article...]


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