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South Koreans Vote for New President to Succeed Ousted Park

Moon Jae-in, who had pledged to tackle Korea's economic woes and reform the country's powerful business conglomerates, won the election by a landslide. The election is being watched closely by allies and neighbours at a time of high tension over North Korea's accelerating development of weapons since it conducted its fourth nuclear test in January a year ago. [Full Article...]

N. Korean officials meet U.S. experts in Oslo

A similar round of talks, also involving Choe, had been due to take place in the United States in March, but the North Korean delegation was denied US visas at the last moment after the killing of the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the global airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, an assassination USA officials blamed squarely on Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

Conman posing as Adele's manager arrested at Kendrick Lamar gig

Conman posing as Adele's manager arrested at Kendrick Lamar gig Apparently, Dickins himself notified the police about the suspicious behavior over a year ago when he started getting messages from celebrity reps wondering why Adele wanted free tickets to every concert in Miami. They were detained by police and now face grand theft and identity theft charges. Jackson and his wife were arrested, while the other woman was allowed to go free. [Full Article...]

Exit polls in South Korea forecast win for liberal Moon

The vote will end a months-long leadership vacuum in the country. Moon was favored in opinion surveys after the huge corruption scandal that led to President Park Geun-hye's ousting complicated politics for the conservatives. He said he and his party "invested all our efforts with a sense of desperation, but we also felt a great desire by people to build a country we can be proud of again". [Full Article...]

South Korean election: Exit polls show Moon Jae-in's win

The Washington Post reported that Moon wants to develop a better relationship with North Korea , which might open "a new and potentially hard chapter in relations with Washington ". He is seen as favoring more independence in relations with the US, Seoul's security guarantor with 28,500 troops in the country. Their presence, he told reporters during the campaign, was "important not only t... [Full Article...]

Jamie Roberts named Wales captain for summer tour

The All Blacks play the Lions in the first test at Eden Park on June 24 and the Samoa match had always been discussed as a chance for Steve Hansen's side to work on their combinations before the series begins. McBryde's squad will still have plenty of global knowledge in their squad with the likes of skipper Roberts, fellow centre Scott Williams and prop Samson Lee. [Full Article...]

Why The 82 Freed Chibokgirls Are Chubby - Femi Adesina

Why The 82 Freed Chibokgirls Are Chubby - Femi Adesina Eighty-three Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria have been released into military custody, authorities said late yesterday, a dramatic development in the mass abduction that brought the extremist group's rampage to world attention. [Full Article...]

Delhi BJP to lodge complaint with Election Commission against AAP

Delhi BJP to lodge complaint with Election Commission against AAP Kejriwal, had defamed him in a controversy regarding Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) when he headed it for over a decade. Mishra on Tuesday morning went to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters and registered three complaints against Kejriwal and other Aaam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders of using illegal funds. [Full Article...]

ACLU warns travelers about Texas' sanctuary city law

The original House version of the bill had allowed officers to inquire about status only during a lawful arrest. Senate Bill 4 has drawn its first lawsuit . The travel alert was issued by the ACLU branches of 22 states, including California. "There's nothing positive that this bill does in the community or in law enforcement", he told a news conference on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Texas border town sues over state law to punish 'sanctuary cities'

The protesters, opposing proposed Texas legislation that would compel police to enforce federal immigration laws, vow to occupy the building until Republican Gov. The "show me your papers" law allows for misdemeanor charges for police chiefs, county sheriffs and constables who violate the ban, and for the removal from office for elected and appointed officials, Abbott's office said. [Full Article...]

Texas governor signs anti-sanctuary city law

Greg Abbott vetoes the bill. The law takes effect on September 1. The law resulted in a six-year legal battle eventually resolved in 2016 , and hit the state with costs of boycotts and lost business. Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, who has been very vocal on the issue of immigration in the past, declined to speak an on-camera at the suggestion of her legal team. [Full Article...]

British PM May vows energy price cap if re-elected

British PM May vows energy price cap if re-elected The Conservatives said they will cap standard energy tariffs, which will affect around 70 per cent of customers of the so-called Big Six energy firms. Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at price comparison website uSwitch.com, says: "Energy bills are too high for many customers, but the suggestion that a price cap will fix the market is a red herring". [Full Article...]

CBI to examine Kapil Mishra's allegations on graft

Mishra, who has levelled allegations of graft against Kejriwal and minister Satyendar Jain, also claimed that he had received 211 "corruption-related" complaints against the party and the government since last evening. "I will never leave the AAP", he said. "Being a PWD minister, he also fudged bills up to Rs 10 crore in the department to benefit Kejriwal's relative", Mishra told reporters. [Full Article...]

Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs win in National Basketball Association play-offs

The all-star point guard said it's "doubtful" he'll play Sunday. "You don't want to get swept", he said. In the Game 2 win, the Cavaliers stole nine passes, forced 13 turnovers and blocked four shots. While Cleveland is shooting 50 percent from three, Toronto is hitting only 27.9 percent of their attempts from three-point land. When the Cleveland Cavaliers are playing in the East playo... [Full Article...]

White House 'told three times' about Russian link

Yates is expected to testify that she warned McGahn that Flynn's contacts - and the discrepancies between what the White House said happened on the calls and what actually occurred - had left him in a compromised position, according to a person familiar with her expected statements. [Full Article...]

Pakistan Army destroyed five Afghan check posts: commander southern command

Another 100 Afghan security forces were wounded, he said. He added that Afghanistan pleaded for a ceasefire on May 5, which was accepted by Pakistan. Afghanistan had blamed Pakistani census enumerators accompanied by soldiers for straying across the border, a charge denied by Islamabad. He said the United States was concerned over the recent firing incident along the Chaman border and "appre... [Full Article...]

Pool party gunman called ex-girlfriend during deadly rampage

Pool party gunman called ex-girlfriend during deadly rampage It's not clear exactly how many people were in the pool area at the time - or whether Selis knew any of the victims, police said. "Our hearts go out to all the victims, their families and anyone who witnessed this tragic event", the chief said. [Full Article...]

As Afghan stalemate grinds on, Trump mulls additional troops

As Afghan stalemate grinds on, Trump mulls additional troops The U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction noted April 30 that Afghan forces face "many problems: unsustainable casualties, temporary losses of provincial and district centers, weakness in logistics and other functions, illiteracy in the ranks, often corrupt or ineffective leadership, and over-reliance on highly trained special forces for routine missions". [Full Article...]

IS says it has beheaded Russian foreign fighter for spying

IS says it has beheaded Russian foreign fighter for spying The Russian defence ministry on Tuesday said an ISIS propaganda video claiming to feature the execution of a Russian officer in Syria is a hoax. The Islamic State group released a video Monday night through its social media channels purporting to show the beheading of a Russian intelligence officer in Syria. [Full Article...]

Head of Daesh in Afghanistan killed by US, Afghan forces

Head of Daesh in Afghanistan killed by US, Afghan forces Logari was among several senior leaders of the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan and was killed in an April 27 raid jointly conducted by Afghan Special Security Forces and the U.S. On Sunday, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan confirmed that the "emir" of ISIS-K, Abdul Hasib, had been killed in a combined U.S. They may have been killed as the result of friendly fire at the start of the three-hour fight... [Full Article...]


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