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Ricciardo back on podium as Hamilton claims win

Ricciardo back on podium as Hamilton claims win On a rollercoaster afternoon, the German missed out on a second successive pole by a mere 0.051 of a second after locking up and running wide at the final chicane. "Seems better now", he said, as he clocked an early fastest lap in 1:20.939. "OK, box, Sebastian, box", he was told. He then set the fastest lap of the session before Hamilton and Raikkonen went quicker. [Full Article...]

Trump Meets Palestinian Leader Abbas to Weigh Peace Prospects

Their joint appearance came amid Abbas' first visit to the White House under Trump , who, after campaigning on a hardline pro-Israel stance, has in recent weeks softened his tone and suggested that moving closer to a peace deal was a key goal. [Full Article...]

Trump's war with Comey intensifies

Trump said Thursday he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing with Trump" when he resolved to fire Comey, whose agency is leading an investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election. During an interview with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, to air on Saturday, Trump suggested he moves too quickly for his communications staff. In a statement, Durbin said that what... [Full Article...]

Austria's chancellor says he expects early election in fall

Austria's chancellor says he expects early election in fall He also said "It was the case from the first day onwards that there was a group within the OVP that wanted to work with us (Social Democrats) constructively ... But while the post of Austria's president is largely ceremonial, the prospect of early elections gives the FPOe the chance of winning real power. Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? "It would po... [Full Article...]

EC meeting on EVMs underway, AAP claim its proposal rejected

EC meeting on EVMs underway, AAP claim its proposal rejected Kejriwal has repeatedly claimed that the AAP's poll debacles have something to do with tampering of EVMs. "EVM manipulation is a real possibility and should be looked into immediately", said RK Gupta, an AAP worker who had come from Dwarka in south-west Delhi to the poll panel's central Delhi headquarters. [Full Article...]

Macron sworn in as French President

EMMANUEL Macron has been inaugurated as France's president, and will immediately face daunting challenges to rejuvenate the economy and breathe new life into the beleaguered European Union. Laurent Fabius, President of the Constitutional Council, presided the ceremony at the Elysee Palace here, the BBC reported. Macron also held a private meeting on May 14 with outgoing Socialist President Fr... [Full Article...]

BC Greens begin talks with other parties

Weaver and others want to join me, I'm happy to do that". The NDP also do not support the pipeline project. Christy Clark told reporters on Tuesday that she'd met with the lieutenant-governor and been asked to continue on as Wednesday, and that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had called to congratulate her. [Full Article...]

India skips China's Silk Road summit, warns of 'unsustainable' debt

India skips China's Silk Road summit, warns of 'unsustainable' debt China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping's stature as a world-class statesman at the global gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort that envisions a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. A US delegation was led by Matt Pottinger, special assistant to President Donald Trump and senior director for East Asia at the National Security Council. [Full Article...]

Labour thinks it can win back seats in Glasgow from SNP

Two years ago, the party won just 14 per cent of the vote north of the border, but the Scots' Tories have seen a resurgence under the leadership of Ms Davidson, whose personal profile as a working class, lesbian woman and former BBC journalist is seen as appealing to those who would not typically vote Conservative. [Full Article...]

Two LeT militants killed in Kashmir

Two LeT militants killed in Kashmir An army official said the fact was established by the call signs used by the militant, which matched those used by the other two. However, defence sources said the militants belonged to Lashkar e Toiba (LeT) militant outfit. The encounter was carried out with precision as no security personnel or civilian was injured in the operation. After the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Bur... [Full Article...]

North Korea detains another USA citizen for 'hostile acts'

North Korea detains another USA citizen for 'hostile acts' Tensions have mounted in recent weeks over Pyongyang's push to develop missiles capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States, with the North issuing open threats and Washington suggesting military options were being considered. [Full Article...]

Parents demonstrate at school where 8-year-old was bullied

A Cincinnati police homicide detective investigating Gabriel's death looked at the video almost a week later and wrote a February 3 report to Cincinnati Public Schools officials recounting the assault. "The school also said his vitals were fine and he was alert". But in January, leaders at Carson Elementary told us there was no evidence of bullying. [Full Article...]

Erdogan criticises U.S. plan to arm YPG in Syria

USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces have defeated Islamic State fighters in the city of Tabqa and have seized Tabqa Dam, a key objective for the militias before a planned attack on the terror group's de-facto capital, Raqqa. Their half-hour conversation took place before an global conference on Somalia, and Mattis said he had no doubt the USA and Turkey would "work this out with due considerati... [Full Article...]

Drama at hunger strike

Drama at hunger strike Sacked Delhi water minister Kapil Mishra was attacked outside his house today where he is sitting on a hunger strike. AAP has, in turn, accused him of following a script penned by the BJP. Kapil Mishra on hunger strike demanding travel expenses of AAP leaders: Sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra sits on " satyagraha " till he gets the details of global travel expenses of some AAP leaders. [Full Article...]

What Trump says Comey told him about being cleared

What Trump says Comey told him about being cleared After several days in which it appeared there would be no presence at all from Trump's representatives, Fox's MediaBuzz confirmed Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway would be on the bill to discuss the previous week in Washington, including Comey's ouster, while United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley is set to appear on ABC's This Week. [Full Article...]

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas hopeful after first talks with Donald Trump

But there can not be lasting peace unless the Palestinian leaders speak in a unified voice against incitement to violate - and violence and hate. As a package, that formulation has been a non-starter for Israel , which itself has shown no sign since Mr Trump took office of backing off on any of its own longstanding fixed positions. [Full Article...]

WNEP parent company to sell for $3.9B

Jeffrey McCall, a media studies professor at DePauw University, said the purchase would enable Sinclair to negotiate better deals with cable carriers and national advertisers. The deal is still subject to the approval of the Federal Communications Commission. Sinclair will pay $43.50 per share. Sinclair has promoted conservative leaning programming and there is speculation the company might u... [Full Article...]

Nebraska Cattlemen Welcome Historic Reopening of China to US Beef

Nebraska Cattlemen Welcome Historic Reopening of China to US Beef NCBA president Craig Uden said he was looking forward to the day when industry can serve US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping "a dry-aged American-made NY strip in Beijing". "The Commerce Department's announcement that they have reached an agreement with China to open its markets to USA beef and natural gas is good news for North Dakota's top industries - agricultur... [Full Article...]

White House meeting on Paris climate accord postponed

In arguing against a full withdrawal, the first daughter, who serves as a White House adviser, is joined by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who has warned of diminished USA diplomatic standing as a result of pulling out of Paris; Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who advised the U.S. [Full Article...]

Islamic State Defeated at Tabqa Dam

Turkey views those Kurdish fighters in Syria as terrorists, or as allied with terrorists, due to their connection to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or the PKK militant group, which wants to carve out its own independent state within Turkey. US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to arm the Syrian Kurdish militia-an important US ally in Syria in the fight against IS. A first consignment of ... [Full Article...]


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