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More Nigerian schoolgirls to regain freedom soon

President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement that he will receive the released schoolgirls in Nigeria's capital, Abuja . The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, had, earlier in the day, received the girls at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja , on behalf of the President. Read More »

Malaysia to play North Korea in Pyongyang

North Korea has reportedly arrested a US citizen and professor from the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology who has identified himself as a Christian. "We are aware of reports that a United States citizen was detained in North Korea", the statement said. The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology is the only privately funded university in North Korea and is unique for having a large number of foreign staff. Read More »

A snapshot of Trump's first 100 days: summarized in numbers

Democrats gleefully described his opening century mark on Friday as a slow-motion train wreck, a period of dramatically diminished stability, legislative failures and broken campaign pledges. Progressives have characterized the Trump White House as "horrifying". Sixty-eight percent of respondents answered "true" when asked recently if Mr. Read More »

North Korea Holding 4th US Citizen in Detention


U.S. President Donald Trump should not meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un unless the communist nation gives up its nuclear weapons program, former U.S. The 62-year-old naturalized USA citizen, who has been held since October 2015, was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor. Around the time that Kim Dong-chul's detention was revealed, Otto Warmbier was also arrested by North Korean authorities. Read More »

New Hamas chief makes first public appearance in native Gaza


In a document issued last Monday, Hamas said it was dropping its longstanding call for Israel's destruction, but said it still rejected the Jewish state's right to exist and continued to back "armed struggle" against it. Hamas was founded in December 1987 in Gaza as a branch of the region-wide Muslim Brotherhood. "Until hamas recognises israel's right to exist, its words are meaningless". Read More »

Montreal Declares Flood Emergency

More than 130 communities in the province have been hit by the flooding, with an estimated 1,500 homes affected and 850 people forced to evacuate. Although it is unlikely to get any worse as of Monday, "the situation will last a few weeks", said Coiteux. Read More »

British PM May's Conservatives open up record lead - ICM poll

The poll, which comes after UKIP suffered heavy losses in last week's council election, found that 54 per cent of UKIP voters said they would now vote Conservative. However, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said only the SNP can "stand up to the Tories". Leaders: Sturgeon, Davidson and Dugdale will be campaigning. Read More »

Obama warned Trump about hiring Flynn


An Obama administration official who warned the Trump White House about the then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's links with Russian Federation is set to speak publicly for the first time about the concerns she raised. "Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Counsel", he tweeted . Read More »

Slain doctor texted friend: "Gunman in the house"


Dr. Field, a doctor in a pain management practice, texted his last attempt at getting help to one of his friends from an apartment in Boston , said officials speaking to the Boston Globe anonymously. Police believe they knew the killer, who made it all the way up to their 11th floor apartment seemingly just to kill them. Multiple reports out of Boston indicate the two were found with their throats slashed. Read More »

Kushner family apologizes for mentioning White House adviser Jared Kushner

Relatives of U.S. president's son-in- law Jared Kushner are touring major mainland cities to woo wealthy Chinese investors for luxury projects in New Jersey while offering an American green card in return, according to a media report . Meyer noted that if investors put at least $500,000 into the Kushner-family backed project, they could qualify for an EB-5 visa. In exchange for their investment, investors receive a two-year visa that comes with a likelihood of subsequently receiving ... Read More »

Trump may raise the gas tax to help fix America's crumbling roads

President Donald Trump's proposed elimination of state and local tax deductibility would be "exceptionally draconian" for New Jersey taxpayers, one-third of whom would pay an additional $3,500 per year, a Democratic assemblyman said. "It's something that I would certainly consider", Trump of a federal gas tax increase in a Bloomberg News interview that underscored just how tough it will be to accomplish the $1 trillion infrastructure investment Trump promised as a candidate. Read More »

Newly-freed Chibok girls meet Nigerian president


Buhari described the girls' freedom as a "pleasant anniversary gift" to Nigerians, a reference for the second anniversary of his swearing as president on May 29. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night met with the 82 schoolgirls recently freed by Boko Haram, assuring them of the government's commitment to their continuous education and welfare. Read More »

Judges raise thorny questions about revised Trump travel ban

Although the travel rule does not explicitly mention Muslims, the Maryland judge, Theodore Chuang, accepted arguments that Trump's history of anti-Muslim rhetoric presented "a convincing case" that it amounted to "the realization of the long-envisioned Muslim ban". Read More »

85-year-old dies during bid to become oldest Everest climber

Nepalese climber Min Bahadur Sherchan died at base camp after suffering from a suspected heart attack on Saturday evening. But five years later, Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura snatched the title of the oldest summiteer from Sherchan as the Japanese senior citizen summitted the peak when he was 80. Read More »

Hamas elects Haniyeh as new political chief - spokesman


Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh was elected chief of the group's political bureau, a Hamas source said on May 6. Hamas ignored the dismissal and a Haniyeh-led Hamas government remained in place in Gaza , while Abbas appointed a rival administration in the West Bank. Read More »

Ousted Obama official Yates to speak on Trump aide's Russia talks

And that, when Flynn was sacked, the reason given was that he had not told the truth to the vice president as opposed to the fact that he was a prime target for Russian blackmail. Former national intelligence director James Clapper also appeared at Monday's hearing. The reason why Flynn's conduct is of interest to the committee is because part of the investigation into what influence Russia had on the election is concerned with whether there was any collusion between associates of President ... Read More »

Detention of US citizen by North Korea 'concerning': White House


It did not comment on the reason for Kim's arrest but said it was "not connected in any way with the work of PUST". American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea, March 16, 2016. Kim Hak Song was detained on Saturday. The subsequent book - Without You, There Is No Us - detailed, in Kim's words, "the psychology of North Korea's future leaders and their very complex and human and inhumane world". Read More »

May's Conservatives hold 17 point lead in election race - Survation

The Lib Dems, hammered at successive elections since their controversial decision to enter into a coalition Government with the Conservatives , feel they have turned a corner. "There are 77 members of North Lanarkshire council, the SNP have 33, so numerically they are not in a position to form an administration so I will meet with senior colleagues, we'll sit down and look at the all the options while ruling nothing in and nothing out". Read More »

13 judges to hear revised Trump travel ban case

Looking ahead, Trump's appeals court judges could play major roles in cases testing the ability of religious objectors to sidestep government regulations, as well as cases involving the rights of criminal defendants. The new order dropped Iraq from the list of affected countries and did not touch those with permanent residency status and valid visa holders, as the first order had. Read More »

North Korea Detains Another US Citizen

Few details on Kim Hak-song or his arrest were immediately available. PUST , which opened in 2010 , is something of an anomaly in the country. Its students are generally children of the country's elite. The anniversary came as North Korea is under a set of U.S. sanctions for its nuclear and missile tests. The North, which is widely seen as making progress toward building a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the United States mainland, has carried out a series of launches ... Read More »

Israel says video shows Palestinian hunger-strike leader eating

Israeli prisons fall under Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, who in a video statement said the hunger strike had never been about the conditions of the convicted terrorists , which he said meet global standards, but about advancing Barghouti's political ambition to succeed Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Read More »

Specter of bribery cases hangs over FIFA Council elections

Infantino was speaking a day after Federation Internationale de Football Association formally announced a partnership deal with Qatar Airways for the Gulf carrier to be its "official airline" for a host of major tournaments, including the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Read More »

What will be NASA's next big solar system mission?

Of course, Saturn itself is Cassini's most important photography subject, and the craft spent some time snapping some really fantastic new shots of the planet's complex ring structure as well. The latest pictures reveal Saturn's moon Rhea and Titan and provide great details of the rings of the planet. But Cassini only encountered a few dust particles on its way through the gap. Read More »

French president-elect tells Trump he will defend climate deal - Macron spokeswoman

The Trump administration has already proposed slashing funds for the United Nations climate science panel, for the Green Climate Fund that helps poor countries combat global warming, and for the UNFCCC itself. The 17 veterans argue that climate change poses a critical national security risk and say the US must remain engaged in the worldwide effort to fight it, according to letters sent Monday to Tillerson and Mattis. Read More »