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Trump Says 'Fast Decision' Likely on FBI Comey Replacement

Friday morning Trump tweeted "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Comey had been leading the federal counterintelligence investigation into whether advisers to the President had sought to collude with Russian officials in their efforts to swing the 2016 election. Read More »

Indian-origin doctor warned against United Kingdom health service cyber-hack

With almost 45 NHS organisations from London to Scotland hit in the "ransomware" attack on Friday, patients of the state-funded countrywide service are facing days of chaos as appointments and surgeries have been cancelled. " Today our engineers added detection and protection against new malicious software known as Ransom:Win32.WannaCrypt", Microsoft said in a statement on Friday, adding it was working with customers to provide additional assistance. Read More »

South Korea seeks both talks and sanctions to rein in North

Tensions in Korean Peninsula escalated in recent months after Pyongyang conducted a number of nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches. Moon's swearing-in brought to an end a months-long power vacuum after previous president Park Geun-hye was ousted in a corruption scandal in March. Read More »

Detention of fourth U.S. citizen by N. Korea 'concerning': White House

The U.S. State Department said on Monday that it was aware of the reports about Kim Hak Song's arrest, but could not comment further due to "privacy considerations". The Russian far east is one of the main places where North Korean laborers are allowed to work overseas. The new detainee, Kim Hak Song, has described himself as a Christian missionary who wanted to help the Korean people become more self-sufficient by helping them develop advanced agricultural techniques. Read More »

Macron rejects former PM Valls as candidate

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Among them is Jean-Michel Fauvergue, who commanded the elite Raid unit during the 2015 siege in which Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a ring leader of the Paris attacks a few days earlier, was killed. Some 52 per cent come from civil society and exactly half are women, Richard Ferrand, General Secretary of En Marche , was quoted as saying. A Harris Interactive survey from RMC radio and Atlantico found that three out of four respondents appreciated the profiles of the party's contenders in the battle ... Read More »

Ben Bland: Jeremy Corbyn vows to 'overturn the rigged system'

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A European source close to the negotiations said that a May victory would give a "a strong leader in London who could negotiate with us, with the strong support of her electorate". May, who has described herself as "not a showy politician", said she would rather talk directly to voters. "You always lose MPs at elections", he said. Read More »

Chinese President congratulates Moon, calls for dealing with disagreements "appropriately"

Moon has said he would "go to Pyongyang if conditions are met" during his inaugural address, and had proposed the reopening of a jointly operated factory park in the right circumstances. The missile defence system's deployment has hit tourism hard, with visitor inflow from China plunging 40 per cent in March from a year ago to 360,782, the Korea Tourism Organisation said. Read More »

Trump suggests there may be 'tapes' of his private conversations with Comey

Trump called Comey a "showboat" and a "grandstander" and said he wanted him out because the Federal Bureau of Investigation was "in turmoil". I hope you won't either. Trump has repeatedly denied that he or his campaign had any ties to Russia, and this week even tweeted that the "Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax". Read More »

Indian SC calls triple talaq 'worst and undesirable form'

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The five-judge bench has combined several petitions from Muslim women and rights groups into one to examine the issue. Jethmalani said triple talaq was discrimination on the ground of sex, abhorrent to the tenets of the holy Quran and no amount of advocacy could save this "sinful" practice, which is contrary to constitutional tenets. Read More »

Climate protests mark 100 days of Trump

Others had some suggestions for Trump's administration: "Invest in renewables, invest in alternative energy, this country should be a leader on alternative energy". Last month he kept a promise to the coal industry by undoing climate-change rules put in place by Obama. For the second Saturday in a row, protesters around the world took to the streets to draw attention to a growing global crisis. Read More »

Spain: Massive ransomware attack hits major companies

It demands payment in three days or the price is doubled, and if none is received in seven days, the files will be deleted, according to the screen message. The Barts Health group, which manages major central London hospitals including The Royal London and St Bartholomew's, said it had activated a major incident plan and had canceled routine appointments. Read More »

Top Dems ask White House to turn over any Trump recordings

Trump wrote: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" "The tweet speaks for itself". Comey's firing from anonymous news media leaks and Mr. Trump's "practically unhinged" Twitter feed. Spicer insisted that those remarks were not a "threat" warning Comey not to talk to the press. Read More »

I have nothing to hide: Tharoor

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Some media houses are not doing right journalism", he said. The private channel on Monday released a series of recorded mobile phone conversations with Tharoor's aides that it claimed pointed to discrepancies in evidence collected ahead of the investigation. Read More »

Hizbul distances itself from commander Moosa's statement, signals rift

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On Friday, a video had gone viral on social media which had a slide show of messages and quotes by worldwide terrorists and philosophers with an audio message by Zakir Musa. On Friday, Moosa had warned Hurriyat leaders not to interfere in their matters and remain with their dirty politics. In an audio clip, he said that he stood by his earlier statement and that he was not ready to "sacrifice" his life for the establishment of a secular state. Read More »

New president for Karnataka Congress soon: Venugopal

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Vishnunadh, Madhu Goud Yaskhi and Dr. Sake Sailajanath arrived in Bengaluru this morning to hold consultations with the party leaders and workers, on the appointment of new Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President. Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah on his part reportedly appealed to Venugopal to ensure that whoever the party appoints as PCC head should be seen as a "neutral leader" rather than belonging to a certain camp. Read More »

Maradona named coach of second-tier UAE club

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Off the pitch and on, there is still more stardust for the man to sprinkle. They have now acquired the services of the legendary Argentine 1986 World Cup victor in the hope his star status can impact upon the players. #fujfc ", read the club's tweet. Here are my new colours! Maradona has previously coached the Argentina national team as well as Racing Club and Mandiyu de Corrientes in his home country. Read More »

Israeli ministers move to demote Arabic language

In February, Israel reprimanded the Belgian ambassador after his country's premier, Charles Michel, met members of both B'Tselem and Breaking The Silence during a visit to the Jewish state. Critics, however, said that the bill is discriminatory to Israel's Palestinians and other minority populations. He said the bill was necessary because "events of recent months prove that this is a battle for Israel's image and national identity". Read More »

India likely to skip China's Belt and Road forum

However, there has been no official confirmation given my Ministry of External Affairs on the participation in the two-day meeting. The top leadership of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Myanmar are attending, while Bangladesh and Nepal are sending high-level delegations. Read More »

Sen. Coons: Comey Probe Might Have Been 'Too Close' for Trump

The investigation has shadowed Trump from the outset of his presidency, though he's denied any ties to Russian Federation or knowledge of any campaign coordination with Moscow. McCabe said that the vast majority of Federal Bureau of Investigation employees did not lose confidence in Comey, undercutting a claim to that effect from the Trump administration. Read More »

Kiir: South Sudan's ousted army chief 'in a fighting mood'

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But later Wednesday, a spokesman for Kiir, Ateny Wek Ateny, said Malong had been persuaded to return to the capital, Juba, on Thursday. President Salva Kiir is appealing to South Sudanese to remain calm, saying there will be no outbreak of violence after he fired army chief General Paul Malong, who left the capital Tuesday night with a number of armed military officers. Read More »

North Korea poses 'existential' threat, U.S. intel chief warns

The talks collapsed in 2008 after North Korea launched a rocket. However, the only leader from a G7 nation to attend will be the Italian prime minister, according to China's foreign ministry. DeTrani said. U.S. President Donald Trump has asked China to put more pressure on North Korea, and has praised Chinese President Xi Jinping's role in trying to rein in Pyongyang. Read More »