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France's Macron names Republican Philippe as PM

Les Republicains are expected to be main rivals to the new president's nascent centrist party, La Republique en Marche! French President Emmanuel Macron says he will work closely with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a "road map" of reforms for the European Union and the eurozone. Read More »

Miss USA says affordable health care is a 'privilege,' not a right

Even before Kara McCullough, Miss District of Columbia, was announced the victor, social media was in a frenzy over her responses during the Q&A segment of the broadcast. Kara McCullough from the USA capital will go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe contest. The 2016 Miss USA, Deshauna Barber, also represented the US capital, formally known as the District of Columbia. Read More »

Tehran mayor withdraws from Iran presidential election

Is Iran really a democracy? His close association with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would attract the support of conservatives across Iran. In 2016, GDP growth was 4.5%, recovering to 2014 levels after it plummeted to 0.4% in 2015. That fight has now been taken to campaign rallies across the country. Read More »

FBI's Comey says Russian Federation not done hacking USA politics


Speaking at times with a raised voice, Comey said he faced two hard decisions when agents told him in October that they had found emails potentially connected to the Clinton case on a laptop belonging to former Rep. Three days before Comey's announcement in October, Giuliani, an adviser to Trump's campaign, said on Fox News that the campaign had "a couple of surprises" in store. Read More »

Syrian government denies US accusation of crematorium at prison

An Israeli cabinet member on Tuesday claimed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should not simply be removed from office - he should be killed. The State Department said it believed that about 50 detainees a day are being hanged at Saydnaya military prison, about 45 minutes from Damascus. Read More »

Chaos in Hyderabad's Indira Park following 'Capture Dharna Chowk' protest


Claiming that the protests at "Dharna Chowk" was causing them inconvenience to them all through the year, the protestors including women demanded that it be shifted to some other place. M. Kodandaram, chairman of the TJAC, said the government should have some clarity on the issue. The Opposition parties including various organizations and people are protesting against the government's decision and are demanding withdrawal of its decision. Read More »

'Europe ended the SNP' Nigel Farage skewers Sturgeon's independence dreams


However, the First Minister conceded that an independent Scotland could face a " phased approach " if it attempts to rejoin the trading block. Ms Sturgeon also said she remained "absolutely full of ambition" for what the SNP can yet do in government, but admitted there were still "big challenges" for Scottish education. Read More »

Rona Ambrose to retire?


The Conservative Party will choose a new leader on May 27th. "She wouldn't be the first politician to deny everything, until the moment they say yeah, that's what I'm doing", Duane Bratt at Mount Royal University said in an interview. She's now the MP of the Sturgeon River-Parkland riding, which is a Conservative-dominated riding in Edmonton. David Akin looks at what Ambrose will be doing next. Read More »

No second spike in cyber attacks is 'encouraging' - Jeremy Hunt


Grant Gowers, 50, from Clacton-on-Sea in southern England, told CNN how the ransomware attack had directly affected him. Payment is demanded within three days or the price is doubled, and if none is received within seven days, the files will be deleted, according to the screen message. Read More »

Now Bengali made compulsory till class X in West Bengal schools


The three language policy will ensure the mother tongue, regional language and an worldwide language are given equal importance, he said. Students can either choose to study English and Hindi along with options of Urdu, Gurumukhi , Nepali and Ol-chiki but Bengali will be compulsory. Read More »

PM Nawaz to arrive in Hong Kong for three-day visit today


They will discuss enhancing bilateral ties between Pakistan and Hong Kong particularly in the Belt and Road projects. He said Pakistan believes that the most powerful impact of OBOR will be on the lives of poor and marginalised people who would have higher incomes, better education and health facilities. Read More »

Mamata meets Sonia, favours consensus candidate for presidential poll


The agenda of their meeting is the upcoming presidential elections. No name was discussed in the meeting, clarified Mamata Banerjee. It is said that the main objective of the meeting is to be the selection of a Presidential candidate. According to reports, Congress Pradesh Committee president Adhir Chowdhury has written a letter to the party high command, requesting her to deal with Banerjee carefully as most of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders are under the scanner in Saradha and ... Read More »

Sally Yates: Russians had 'real leverage' over Michael Flynn


If the sources are true and Yates really is headed for a political run, she will have monumental support behind her for her strength against this corrupt administration. Cooper: There was urgency to the information? Flynn was a retired Army lieutenant general and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency before he was named Trump's national security adviser. Read More »

"Pay Trump Bribes Here" Projected Onto President's DC Hotel


Constitution, which restricts members of the U.S. government from receiving gifts from foreign powers. Since taking office, the president has come under fire - and faces a lawsuit from the ethics watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington - for potential violations of the emoluments clause from payments by foreign diplomats and governments in his various hotels, particularly the one in the nation's capital. Read More »

Edouard Philippe named France's new prime minister


In his first major decision, newly inaugurated French President Emmanuel Macron has named conservative lawmaker Edouard Philippe as prime minister. The French Prime Minister is required to have the support of the majority of MPs in its National Assembly and Mr. Read More »

61% people satisfied with Modi's 3 years


By Rajiv Shah There is a whopping 21% decline in just one year among urban Indian youth who believe that the Narendra Modi government has been successful in its fight against terrorism. Modi's political capital has largely remained intact even though his government has not done enough to create jobs, check inflation, improve healthcare and prevent crime against women and children. Read More »

Trump shared sensitive information with Russians


Trump "revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies", the newspaper said , adding that following this, United States officials have gone into damage control mode. SHAPIRO: You've spoken to current and former USA officials with knowledge of what happened during this White House meeting. The Post report is attributed to unnamed current and former U.S. Read More »

Army chief hints at retaliation for soldiers beheading by Pak


We saw that two Indian soldiers were beheaded by the Pakistani forces and their bodies were mutilated. On being asked if India has failed to isolate Pakistan globally on the subject of terrorism, the MEA spokesperson said because of India's consistent efforts, several countries today support her stand on cross-border terrorism. Read More »

Hot morning in Delhi, minimum temperature at 29 degrees Celsius


Ludhiana's maximum temperature was 41.8 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, while Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, registered a high of 41.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal. The MeT Department has forecast partly cloudy sky for tomorrow with the maximum and minimum temperature are likely to hover around 43 and 29 degree Celsius. Read More »

Chaffetz reportedly planning move to Fox News


On Saturday, the Washingtonian , a monthly magazine distributed in the Washington, D.C., area, repeated the rumors that Chaffetz was eyeing a position with Fox as an on-air talent after his abrupt decision not to seek re-election in 2018. If Chaffetz does leave Congress to head for Fox, Republican congressional aides wouldn't find it surprising. Utah Policy shined a light on the possibility last month. Read More »

WaPost: Trump revealed classified information to Russia during recent meeting


They said the information, which had been provided by a USA partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement, was considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the US government. "At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed, and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly". "Their on-the-record accounts should outweigh those of anonymous sources" in the news report , he said. Read More »

Cornyn, Gowdy among candidates to replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation


After he was apparently in the bushes Tuesday , it was White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders who spoke at the podium Wednesday and Thursday . Fired FBI director James Comey and President Donald Trump. She implied that while the campaign may be under investigation, Trump the person isn't. It is frustrating when the Federal Bureau of Investigation refuses to answer this committee's questions, but leaks relevant information to the media. Read More »

Cyber attack hits 200000 in 150 countries

Still, the news prompted security teams at large financial services firms and businesses around the world to review their plans for defending against ransomware attacks, according to executives with private cyber security firms. Amid suggestions outdated software left some health service systems vulnerable after a security package was stopped in 2015, Ms Rudd said it is important to remember the NHS alone had not been affected. Read More »

India, Pakistan army trade fire in Kashmir; 2 civilians dead


Three more civilians including two women were injured due to Indian firing. Choudhary said there was massive damage to buildings. However, police sources said four soldiers of 48 RR also got injured in cross LoC shelling. This is high time that every citizen of this state irrespective of caste and religion should rise and speak in one voice against these barbaric incidences of firing by Pakistan, Vibodh added. Read More »