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No escape: SC orders Lalu to stand trial in fodder scam cases


Lalu had been charged in several cases related to the fodder scam, which involved embezzlement of Rs 900 crore from the state exchequer for fictitious medicines and fodder for cattle over a period of 20 years. After coming out of jail in September a year ago, Shahabuddin had termed Lalu Prasad his leader and called Nitish Kumar as the "Chief Minister of circumstance". Read More »

Justice Department subpoenas Michael Flynn associates on day Trump fires James Comey


The individuals in question are reported to have worked with Flynn on private contracts in the period following his controversial tenure as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, which ended in 2014. Flynn discussed with the Russian ambassador in Washington the possibility of relaxing USA sanctions, according to leaked media reports of intelligence intercepts, but there is no official version of what transpired in those conversations. Read More »

Huge cyber attack triggers ransom demands in dozens of countries

The ransomware encrypted data on the computers, demanding payments of US$300 to US$600 to restore access. In April hackers known as The Shadow Brokers claimed to have stolen the tools and released them online. The Shadow Brokers group, which is suspected of having ties to Russian Federation, posted Windows hacking tools last month . "The ransomware can spread without anyone opening an email or clicking on a link". Read More »

Death toll from USA storms grows to 16 people

Phil Bryant said the total could rise to as many as 20. Parts of IN have received up to 20cm of rain IN the floods, while some areas IN Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas have been submerged IN floods 10cm deep. At least ten other people have died as a result of flooding or strong winds in Oklahoma, Missouri , Arkansas and Indiana. Sunday, search and rescue teams were going house to house, looking for people who may be still trapped in the rubble. Read More »

Israeli police: Jordanian stabber shot dead in Jerusalem

Police identified the attacker as Muhammad Abdullah Salim al-Qassagi, a 57-year-old Jordanian citizen, who arrived in Israel a week ago. The Israeli authorities, meanwhile, say at least 48 Israelis have been killed in attacks by Palestinians over the same period. Read More »

Ransomware infections reported worldwide

Cybersecurity firm Avast said it has tracked more than 75,000 attacks in 99 countries. In the USA, the effect of the hack did not appear to be widespread, at least initially. "This is not targeted at the NHS, it's an worldwide attack and a number of countries and organisations have been affected", she added. "It's stressful enough for someone going through recovery or treatment for cancer". Read More »

McMaster: No decision on sending more troops to Afghanistan

Trump will be the first sitting president to visit the birth places and holy sites of the world's three major religions - Christianity, Judaism and Islam, the Examner noted. From there, the president will travel to Israel where he will meet with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to "reaffirm America's unshakeable bond to the Jewish state". Read More »

I was going to fire Comey regardless of DOJ recommendation

We have a diversity of opinions about many things. "I can tell you that the majority, the vast majority of Federal Bureau of Investigation employees, enjoyed a deep and positive connection to Director Comey", said McCabe, who called it the "greatest privilege and honor in my professional life to work with him". Read More »

This Idyllic Italian Village Wants To Pay You To Live There


Their loss. That's what I mean. Then you might be interested in the Italian hillside village of Bormida , which is about to offer a payment of €2,000 ($2,175) and rents as low as $50 a month to reverse its declining population. In a now-deleted Facebook post, Mayor Daniele Galliano suggested a €2,000 incentive (or $2,175) to attract newcomers to Bormida, a medieval town with 13th-century frescoes and a single church. Read More »

Horgan holds hope he will be BC premier

Judith Guichon asked her to stay on as premier. Christy Clark claimed victory Tuesday night and said her B.C. Liberal Party will carry on, a razor-thin two seats ahead of the resurgent NDP. Horgan sought to portray Clark as out of touch with regular British Columbians who feel the economy is not working for them, while Weaver cast the Greens as political outsiders. Read More »

UK leader says she's prepared to allow a vote on fox hunting


Her comments immediately drew fire from one Tory candidate, Dr Sarah Wollaston, who tweeted: "To be clear: I'm wholly opposed to a future govt wasting time on fox hunting". The law as it stands is not a ban, it needs changing to make it harder for these people to get away it", he said. According to the newspaper, Lord Mancroft wrote: "A majority of 50 or more would give us a real opportunity for repeal of the Hunting Act". Read More »

Donald Trump warns sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey against leaking to media

The tweet marks an extraordinary development in the ongoing feud between Trump and the agencies investigating alleged ties between his campaign and Russian Federation. This talking point - that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said there was "no evidence" of Trump campaign-Russia collusion - was debunked during a Senate hearing on Monday featuring testimony from Clapper and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates. Read More »

Michael Flynn subpoenaed in Russian Federation probe


To view the full article, register now. Virginia Senator Mark Warner is accusing the White House of not taking the investigation into Russian Federation and the presidential election seriously. Politico reports that Flynn's attorneys told the committee that the former general would not cooperate with the investigation unless he was granted immunity . Read More »

North Korea reports Moon's win after delay

It named South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) director Lee Byong-ho ( pic ), an NIS team director surnamed Han, NIS agent Jo Ki-chol, and Chinese businessman Xu Guanghai as suspects, along with "masterminds in CIA". The security ministry has vowed to "ferret out" anyone involved in the alleged plot , which it called "state-sponsored terrorism". North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests in defiance of United Nations and USA sanctions and is also developing long-range ... Read More »

North Korea sends rare letter of protest over new U.S. sanctions

Choe Son Hui, North Korea's foreign ministry director general for US affairs, made the comment to reporters in Beijing as she was traveling home from Norway, Yonhap said. The US legislation was meant to cut off supplies of cash that help fund North Korea's nuclear program, and increase pressure to stop human rights abuses such as the use of slave labour, the bill's sponsor said. Read More »

North Korea ballistic missile test fails


North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb its nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to "catastrophic consequences", Reuters reported. Indeed, some analysts see the KORUS FTA termination threat as possibly an attempt to achieve gains through regulation of imports of South Korean steel, ships, and cars. Read More »

North Korea open to US talks under 'conditions'

Choe Son Hui, North Korea's foreign ministry director general for USA affairs, made the comment to reporters in Beijing as she was travelling home from Norway, Yonhap said. She was on her way back to Pyongyang when she spoke with reporters. Choi said Pyongyang would be willing to meet with the Trump administration for negotiations "if the conditions are set", briefly to reporters en route to Pyongyang. Read More »

Pope calls for peace as Venezuela turmoil continues

The move was to "block the fascist coup" threatening the country, he told thousands of supporters yesterday in Caracas at a May Day rally. He didn't immediately give details about how the assembly would be convened, its duration or its members. Read More »

A New North Korean Missile Test Ends in Failure


Despite the failure, the launch was condemned by South Korea and Japan. In an interview with Reuters on Thursday, Trump said he prefers a diplomatic approach to settle tensions over North Korea's nuclear program but warned that a conflict is possible. Read More »