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Slain DNC staffer's family quashes report he had contact with WikiLeaks

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Wheeler also claims that a source inside the police department told him the police were ordered to stand down on Rich's case. Rod Wheeler , a private investigator and former Washington investigator, said he believes there is evidence on a laptop used by Seth Rich that he was in contact with WikiLeaks before his death. Read More »

What you need to know about North Korea's missile test

Dictator Kim Jong Un personally oversaw the launch and, according to state media, warned that USA territories were within reach and that the North was capable of a retaliatory strike. "The missile may have a maximum range capable of reaching Alaska and Hawaii if it is fired at a standard angle", said Kim Dong-yub, a professor at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies in Kyungnam University. Read More »

Pakistani Intruder Shot Dead In Punjab's Gurdaspur

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According to a BSF official, some suspicious movement near the fence along the Indo-Pak border was spotted near pillar 15/3. "The woman, aged almost 60 years, was challenged and asked to stop, but when she continued to march towards the Indian territory, she was shot at, resulting in her death", a senior BSF official told The Hindu . Read More »

Emmanuel Macron 'Carries Hopes' Of Millions Of Europeans: Angela Merkel

After the most closely watched and unpredictable French presidential campaign in recent memory, many voters rejected the runoff choices altogether " casting blank or spoiled ballots in record numbers Sunday. "I lived the election of Donald Trump in NY, and now finally, after Brexit, after Trump, populism has been beaten in France", Macron supporter Pierre-Yves Colinet said at the Louvre party. Read More »

James Comey sacking may bedevil Trump on healthcare plan

The White House has not explained further. He said in an interview with NBC News he had already made a decision to sack Mr Comey by the time Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's memo came to him. Trump has already suggested a new candidate for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who would need to be confirmed by the senate. John Cornyn, who Trump is reportedly considering. Read More »

China dismisses India's concerns over OBOR, cites intl support

The China-backed "Belt and Road Initiative" to create a new economic bloc based on a "new Silk Road" knitting together Eurasia by land and sea would be a "road of peace" strengthening global ties beyond old Cold War alliances, Chinese President Xi Jinping told an worldwide conference on the initiative in Beijing on May 14. Read More »

EU court says Singapore trade deal needs national ratification

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The European Commission negotiates trade deals on behalf of the EU. It is something the European Union institutions want to avoid. The European Commission, which runs trade policy for the EU, had hoped Brussels - where national governments also have a say - might be free to implement deals without having to consult assemblies, such as that of Wallonia in Belgium that almost wrecked an accord with Canada a year ago. Read More »

New French prime minister took job because of 'unique' situation

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Philippe began his political life as a Socialist activist affiliated to the former Prime Minister Michel Rocard while he was a student, before turning to the right. The 39-year-old has appointed Alexis Kohler, who was his chief of staff when he was economy minister, as his secretary general. Bruno Le Maire?, a veteran LR lawmaker who has also been pushing for a rapprochement with Macron, congratulated Philippe on Twitter , saying: "Let's go beyond the old divides to be of use to France and ... Read More »

Climate: China's Xi talks tough as U.S. hesitation frustrates talks

A Tuesday strategy session was postponed due to a scheduling conflict, the White House said. Delattre said he "underscored this point" in a White House lunch with President Trump, when the president met with members of the U.N. Today, White House advisors postponed a "key meeting" to discuss America's involvement in the Paris Agreement, Politico reports. The Paris Agreement's Article 4 says any nation can adjust its goals at any time "with a view to enhancing its ambition". Read More »

Pakistan Not Allowed To Play Kulbhushan Jadhav 'Confession' Video At UN Court

The ICJ had last week stayed the execution of Jadhav on a petition by India, which approached the United Nations court after 46 years on an issue with Pakistan. "India has been unable or perhaps more accurately unwilling to provide an explanation for this passport which is the most obvious indication of covert and illegal activity", he said. Read More »

Left trying to curb BJP support in Kerala: Amit Shah

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Moreover, two persons have been arrested in connection with the case. The bandh was peaceful so far until some sporadic incidents of stone pelting, police said, adding that the security was intensified and additional force deployed across the district to prevent any untoward incidents. Read More »

Amazon's Echo Show allows Alexa to answer queries with visuals

What's new about the Echo Show, how will it make use of that seven-inch screen and should you wait for it if you're planning to buy an Amazon Echo ? The Echo Show will start shipping to customers on 28th June. If you own an Echo speaker and love it then Echo Show has " everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things ". Users can simply ask Alexa, the onboard voice assistant, to play a YouTube video or stream movies from Amazon Prime and the content will ... Read More »

United Nations chief condemns North Korea missile launch, calls for denuclearisation

A missile is being launched from an undisclosed location in North Korea on Sunday. The agency said the launch tested its capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead". In contrast, while a new round of sanctions against North Korea won't match Pence and Trump's hawkish rhetoric, it would be a plausible strategy. The Security Council also calls on all countries to implement the six North Korea sanctions resolutions it already has adopted "in an expeditious and serious manner". Read More »

Mattis makes clear USA commitment to protecting Turkey

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He earlier said that after Tabqa is secured, the Syrian Kurdish-led forces will continue operations to "isolate and seize Raqqa". Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters pose with foreign volunteer fighters inside Tabqa military airport after taking control of it from Islamic State fighters, west of Raqqa city, Syria April 9, 2017. Read More »

New missile can carry nuclear warhead

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This image made from video of an undated still image broadcast in a news bulletin by North Korea's KRT on Monday, May 15, 2017, shows leader Kim Jong Un at what was said to be a missile test site at an undisclosed location in North. In fact, just a few weeks ago, the United States tested its own missile, shooting a Minuteman III from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California some 6400km in North Korea's direction, landing in the Marshall Islands . Read More »

General election 2017: The Lib Dems pledge more cash for entrepreneurs

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, who is launching the party's business programme on Tuesday, said: "While the Conservatives focus on giving tax cuts to giant corporations, our focus is on small businesses seeking to grow". However, the party was in power during 2014-15 pay dispute, when the coalition government made a decision to reject the pay review body's recommendation of a 1% pay rise for all NHS staff. Read More »

Trump says he may choose a new FBI director by Friday

Comey declined, instead offering honesty. When Trump then pressed for "honest loyalty, " Comey told him, "You will have that, " the associates said. Spicer did not respond to question that whether the White House taped the conversation between Trump and Comey , which the president was referring to. Read More »

That's Sanchez - Wenger hails Arsenal match-winner

Arsenal is making a traditional late-season charge in a bid to seal a top-four finish, with this fourth win in its last five league games lifting Wenger's side above Manchester United and into fifth place. "But we were united and we have to stay like that, strong together". Both teams started the second half looking to get on the front foot but it took until the hour for Sanchez to open the scoring for Arsenal . Read More »

Miss USA Kara McCullough Sparks Controversy for Calling Health Care a 'Privilege'

Kára McCullough , representing Washington, DC, is a scientist at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the nation's capital. McCullough was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Verg, on the other hand, gave a more comprehensive and correct definition of feminism, without having even heard Miss D.C.'s response. When people hear it, they are like, 'Oh, she just cares about women's rights, she doesn't care about men, ' but that is not what it is. Read More »

Macron hailed by France's allies but huge challenges await

King Salman sent a cable of congratulations to Macron expressing his best wishes to him and the people of France. Without a working majority, Macron could quickly become a lame-duck president, unable to push through labor reforms and other measures he promised to the broadly disgruntled electorate - shown by a record result for his defeated far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, and a record number of blank and spoiled ballots in Sunday's runoff vote. Read More »

White House says fourth detention of United States citizen in N. Korea "concerning"

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North Korea's state-run media announced Sunday that an ethnic Korean man with US citizenship was "intercepted" two days ago by authorities for unspecified hostile acts against the country. The school in question is the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), which was founded in 2010. It often releases them only after high-profile visits by current or former U.S. Read More »

N.Korea says missile test part of defense effort

The senator called for actions to curb the North's threats. It's yet unclear what actions the U.S. may call for, but the White House statement on the issue was peculiar in that it was very concerned with Russian Federation. Han Min-koo told South Korea's parliament the test-launch had been detected by the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system, whose deployment in the South has infuriated China. Read More »