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Nikol Pashinian Holds Rally Ahead of May 8 Vote

Nikol Pashinian Holds Rally Ahead of May 8 Vote Pashinian has also called for his supporters to take to the streets of Yerevan again on May 8, after a five-day pause in demonstrations, to keep pressure on the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) during the May 8 vote in parliament. [Full Article...]

China Jan-April chip imports surge amid Sino-US trade tensions

China Jan-April chip imports surge amid Sino-US trade tensions The visit comes after senior USA economic officials and their Chinese counterparts failed last week during talks in Beijing to reach an agreement to address the standoff over tariffs. China's trade with the wider world also continued improve, Tuesday's figures showed, after it posted a rare deficit in March. China's April exports rose 12.9 percent from a year earlier, beating analysts' forecasts... [Full Article...]

China jails former Communist boss for life for corruption

China jails former Communist boss for life for corruption He was also stripped of his political rights for life, and all his property and illicit gains confiscated, the report said . Sun served as the CPC's chief in Shunyi District, Beijing; Standing Committee member and secretary general of the CPC's Beijing Municipal Committee; agriculture minister; secretary of the CPC's Jilin Provincial Committee; Political Bureau member of the CPC Central Com... [Full Article...]

High-ranking North Korean official may be visiting China's Dalian

High-ranking North Korean official may be visiting China's Dalian Asked about the rumors, a senior Blue House official did not deny that such a meeting could be taking place, South Korea's KBS World Radio reported. The official is believed to be greeting, or have greeted, the North Korean official. Maritime officials in Liaoning province, where Dalian is located, have issued an alert for military operations from May 4 to 11 and prohibited other vessels from ente... [Full Article...]

Kashmiri stone-pelters now attacking tourists, children: One Chennai visitor dead

Kashmiri stone-pelters now attacking tourists, children: One Chennai visitor dead A tourist in Kashmir was reported dead after being injured in a stone hurling incident in Budgam district. "His condition deteriorated later and he succumbed to injuries in the evening", Birdi said. In this incident, a person identified as R Thirumani son of Rajaveel, a resident of Chennai also got injured and was shifted to hospital at SKIMSD or medical treatment who later succumbed at the hospit... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court strikes down UP law on lifetime housing for ex-CMs

Supreme Court strikes down UP law on lifetime housing for ex-CMs The government's decision came after the Supreme Court on August 1, 2016 , ordered the cancellation of allotment of such bungalows to former chief ministers. The UP authorities passed laws to skirt the courtroom order and empower the former main ministers to stay on. The doctrine of equality, which emerges from the concepts of justice and fairness, must guide the State in distribution/allocatio... [Full Article...]

Taliban attack Afghan police patrol in Kandahar, killing 5

Taliban attack Afghan police patrol in Kandahar, killing 5 The fact-finding mission claimed government forces also used rockets and heavy machine gun fire on and around a religious gathering, killing and injuring civilians, the majority of whom were children. It's understood that the Indians were travelling without armed guard when they were kidnapped. It said there were serious concerns about the incident that required further investigation but said it... [Full Article...]

New wireless alert system to be tested on mobile devices across Canada

New wireless alert system to be tested on mobile devices across Canada They had a similar test in Quebec earlier that day. These test alerts will also be distributed on television and radio in those provinces. Representatives from wireless carriers BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc. Users with compatible devices connected to an LTE network will hear a tone similar to an ambulance alarm or feel a vibration for eight seconds. "That consortium of experts has to le... [Full Article...]

Judge Ellis is on the case

Judge Ellis is on the case A federal judge said Special Counsel Robert Mueller should not have "unfettered power" in probing ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation and accused Mueller of using criminal cases to pressure Trump's allies to turn against him . [Full Article...]

Yemen rebel TV says 6 killed in Sanaa airstrike

Yemen rebel TV says 6 killed in Sanaa airstrike Saudi Arabia and Arab partners including the UAE entered Yemen's civil war in 2015 to restore the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after the Houthi movement seized large areas of the country including the capital Sana'a. [Full Article...]

US, Philippines Begin Annual Balikatan Military Exercises

US, Philippines Begin Annual Balikatan Military Exercises American and Philippine officials praised the long treaty alliance between the US and its former Southeast Asian colony and then linked arms in a show of solidarity. In 2016, the Philippines's highest court authorized US troops to return to the Asian nation for the first time since it had kicked out all American military presence over two decades earlier. [Full Article...]

University of Florida president apologizes after graduates rushed off stage

University of Florida president apologizes after graduates rushed off stage Kent Fuchs, the university's president, said in a statement on Twitter. She said it was contingent on race, because white students who were dancing were not perceived as a threat. "Your sources of pride will not be your acquisitions, nor your recognitions, but rather the lives you've touched and the differences you've made", Wadsworth said. [Full Article...]

TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly sunny, high near 62

TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly sunny, high near 62 Friday night: Mostly cloudy; low of 54. Partly cloudy skies with a 30% chance of showers and storms early. Daily chances for showers and storms will exist each day with warm temperatures. Any mountain showers will diminish overnight . Tomorrow: Partly sunny, with a high at 87. Some rain is expected to fall late Sunday night , but throughout the day and evening Monday , there's only a 3... [Full Article...]

Everything you need to know for tomorrow's primary elections

Voters will still be able to register after this deadline, but they must go in person to the county elections office. Only registered party members or unaffiliated voters may vote in a party's primary. Parties also elect officers of official party committees at a partisan primary. The governor's race is the only statewide contest featuring Libertarian candidates: Marco Battaglia, a musician, a... [Full Article...]

Yogi Adityanath explains the meaning of Ram Rajya in poll-bound Karnataka

Yogi Adityanath explains the meaning of Ram Rajya in poll-bound Karnataka The CM was earlier scheduled to continue campaigning in Karnataka till Saturday noon and leave after addressing two more election meetings. The Chief Minister, who is a star campaigner for the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) for Karnataka polls, is expected to visit Chennabasava Patta Devara Mutt in Bhalki town at 10:10 am. [Full Article...]

NY state attorney general Eric Schneiderman resigns amid sexual abuse allegations

NY state attorney general Eric Schneiderman resigns amid sexual abuse allegations The two did not report the incidents to the police when they took place but sought medical help after the episodes. Both claim he threatened to kill them if they ended the relationship. In a statement, Schneiderman says he engaged in "role-playing and other consensual sexual activity", but did not assault anyone. Reuters has also obtained a comment from Jennifer Cunningham, Schneiderman's ex-wif... [Full Article...]

Walmart closes in on $15bn Flipkart e-commerce deal

Walmart closes in on $15bn Flipkart e-commerce deal It is unfortunate that despite having an FDI policy, foreign companies are finding an escape route, whether it is in retail or e-commerce, Praveen Khandelwal, the national secretary-general of the CAIT, said. At the time, tax department did not raise a tax demand as the deal was done offshore. According to another analyst who declined to be named, Flipkart has converted into a private firm so th... [Full Article...]

Black buck poaching case: Salman's bail plea deferred till July 17

Black buck poaching case: Salman's bail plea deferred till July 17 Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan , who was granted bail in the blackbuck poaching case , has reached Jodhpur today for his blackbuck poaching case hearing, which is to be held tomorrow at the court. Though the filmmakers were keen on launching the trailer on Saturday, Salman wanted to add some key elements. Salman was accused of shooting and killing blackbucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur... [Full Article...]

Pence Decries 'Fake' Venezuelan Elections, Political Imprisonments, Refusal of Foreign Aid

Pence Decries 'Fake' Venezuelan Elections, Political Imprisonments, Refusal of Foreign Aid Pence previously has urged the global community to increase pressure on Maduro, who the United States blames for a deep recession and hyperinflation in Venezuela that have caused shortages of food and medicine and a flood of migrants into neighboring countries. [Full Article...]

I'll announce my Iran decision tomorrow

I'll announce my Iran decision tomorrow Johnson said on Fox "we need to find a way of fixing" the agreement and argued to not throw "the baby out with the bath water" by "scrapping the whole thing". Trump says that unless European allies rectify "flaws" in Tehran's deal with world powers by May 12 he will refuse to extend US sanctions relief for Iran. [Full Article...]


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