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Most of French voters favor Macron's legislative candidates

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In his first interview since Macron was elected, the outgoing Finance Minister said that Macron could achieve a majority despite stiff competition from right-wing politicians when the country goes to the polls once again for its parliamentary elections on June 11 and 18. Read More »

Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL killed in Somalia

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The special operators came under fire immediately after the aircraft them along with the Somalian troops into the area, Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters Friday. The mission was authorized under orders given by the Obama administration. AFRICOM, led by US Marine Corps General Thomas D. Waldhouser, said the deployment was for logistics training of Somalia's army. Read More »

Valls Supports Macron's Movement

As a pro-business prime minister under outgoing President Francois Hollande, Valls is a kindred spirit of Macron who worked in his government as economy minister. "I will be a candidate for the presidential majority", the 54-year-old Valls told RTL radio , while insisting he remained a Socialist and "a man of the left". Read More »

New scrutiny of timeline after Arkansas executes 4th inmate

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Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. A sedative, it was added to execution drug protocols after drug manufacturers of the "traditional" execution drugs forbid their use . Critics of the death penalty say that midazolam results in botched executions , which physically hurts the inmates and is thus cruel and unusual punishment. Read More »

Mattis makes clear United States commitment to protecting Turkey

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Washington says that arming the Kurdish forces is necessary to recapturing Raqqa, Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria and a hub for planning attacks against the West. Erdogan has demanded that Washington undo the arms decision, and said he would take up the issue with Trump. "They only have different names", Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. Read More »

India rules out participation in Chinas OBOR

The Chinese capital of Beijing is all decked out for its biggest global summit this year when it hosts the One Belt, One Road (Obor) forum starting on Sunday (May 14). "Pakistan fully supports China's vision of the Belt and Road Forum", Sharif said at a separate meeting with Premier Li. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe will be attending the meeting after hosting his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at home. Read More »

Comey don't play that: ex-FBI director defies Trump

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A source said they expect that at some point Comey will respond to Trump - but it is uncertain when that would be. Jim Pledger, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation supervisor of the Washington Metro field office, wondered whether the alleged conversations didn't happen in quite the way Trump described. Read More »

Corbyn sows confusion on Labour's commitment to Trident

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So no more hand-holding with Donald Trump. "So far during this campaign, we have learned one thing about Jeremy Corbyn: proud and patriotic working class people in towns and cities across Britain have not deserted the Labour Party - Jeremy Corbyn has deserted them", she will say, according to extracts released in advance. Read More »

Korea Accuses CIA of Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong

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Central Intelligence Agency and South Korea's National Intelligence Agency had bribed a North Korean citizen to "hurt the supreme leadership" using a biochemical substance. Pyongyang warned this week that USA hostility had brought the region to the brink of nuclear war. Further contacts were made over subsequent years, and the assassination attempt was to have taken place at a military parade, KCNA said. Read More »

British Columbians voted for a change in government: NDP Leader John Horgan

As it stands now, the Liberals won 43 seats in the Legislature - one short of the 44 needed for a majority - while the NDP took 41. "People tend to vote along party lines and I get that... Party leader Andrew Weaver was re-elected in his Oak Bay-Gordon Head riding with more than half the votes, which led to a loud celebration at party headquarters in Victoria. Read More »

Three dead as gunman shoots and kills deputy before standoff with police

Authorities say a gunman has fatally shot the police chief of an OH village and two nursing home employees. Bowden released the hostage about 30 minutes before he gave himself up to law enforcement. Investigators are questioning the woman. Sadler says that deputy was fatally shot during the traffic stop. Mainhart served with the Yell County Sheriff's Department for five years and had previously retired from the West Memphis Police Department following a career of more than 20 years. Read More »

China tests new missile near Korea

The strategic missile forces of China's People's Liberation Army has conducted a new-type missile test in the waters of the Bohai Sea, the Ministry of National Defence (MOD) confirmed on Tuesday. China has said that the installation, which Washington and Seoul defend as a bid to counter rising missile threats from North Korea, would destabilize the region and lead to increased arms race. Read More »

In Nigeria, Dozens Of Kidnapped Girls Freed In Boko Haram Swap

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportunity to be released on Saturday chose to stay with her husband, the spokesman for Nigeria's president said Tuesday. Addressing the mammoth crowd of celebrants on behalf of the army at the Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja, Lt Col Adamu Usman, promised that the Nigerian military will do all within its powers to ensure that every Nigerian being held in captivity is released and allowed to ... Read More »

Korea reports on South's presidential election

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South Korean internet users on Thursday shared photos of Moon waving off a presidential employee and taking off his own jacket at a luncheon. There was no elaboration in either the Xinhua report or the KCNA report on how many suspects North Korea was seeking, or of who or where they were, but Xinhua said North Korea had vowed to "hunt down to the last one of the suspects in every corner of the earth". Read More »

Forum on China's economic reach helps leader extend his own

Various sections of society including mainstream media in Nepal have welcomed the government's move to sign the MoU with China. China's bid to internationalise its Belt and Road connectivity initiative received a shot in the arm with the United States deciding to send a high-level delegation to an upcoming worldwide forum in the Chinese capital. Read More »

Russian photographer blasts U.S. media for 'hysteria' over photoshoot

Lavrov also said that during the visit, the dispatch of US observers to de-escalation zones in Syria was not discussed. The abrupt firing is consequential in many respects, but one issue was bound to dominate the public discussion: the FBI's unfinished investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign's possible ties with Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump says wants to move quickly to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, speaking to reporters in a White House briefing, said Trump's comments shouldn't be characterised as a contradiction because Trump and Rosenstein reached the same conclusion, and repeated her assertion that she had spoken to "countless people" in the Federal Bureau of Investigation who said they were unhappy with Comey's leadership and supported Trump's decision. Read More »

Experts struggle to rectify UK National Health Service cyber hack

The hunt was on for the culprits behind the assault, which was being described as the biggest cyber ransom attack ever. The attack froze computers at hospitals across the country, with some cancelling all routine procedures. "We are implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible", a FedEx statement said. The ransomware appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S. Read More »

Ransomware Attackers Threaten to Wipe Out Patient Files after 7 Days

It was believed to be the biggest attack of its kind ever recorded. Still, only a small number of US -headquartered organizations were hit because the hackers appear to have begun the campaign by targeting organizations in Europe, said Vikram Thakur, research manager with security software maker Symantec. Read More »

Kejriwal issues gag order on AAP leaders following Kumar Vishwas remarks

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Khan has claimed that Vishwas was planning to quit APP and join BJP if he is notmade party chief and that he held meeting with AAP leaders and MLAs at his residence. If there is one person who is trying to spread hatred, action will be taken against him. This time in a different mode, he tweeted and said accepted that party made mistakes and the errors, loopholes, and mistake will be corrected. Read More »

Acting FBI Chief Contradicts White House on James Comey Firing

Here are some of the outstanding ones. The Trump administration has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation investigation. Assuming that is accurate, when were they? Sanders went on to read off a list of statements from Democrats who heavily criticized Comey prior to Trump terminating him. Read More »

'Not accurate': Acting FBI director flatly denies White House claim about Comey

Fewer than 48 hours after taking over, McCabe testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, asserting that Comey's firing by President Donald Trump has had no impact on an ongoing Russian Federation investigation. "I hope you won't either", he said. "You know, it's going to be interesting". "Russian Federation tried to undermine our free election system; they tried to influence an election in America, that's a very serious issue", said Cardin. Read More »