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Israel was source for some of information shared with the Russians

They also said Israel asked the U.S.to be careful with the same intelligence. Some Democratic lawmakers and former intelligence officials warned that, depending on what exactly Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the lives of those gathering the intel provided by Israel to the USA may now be at risk. Read More »

EU, US to meet Wednesday over in-flight laptop ban

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A ban would affect major European airlines, including British Airways and Virgin, and would probably also extend to USA carriers. At that time, the U.S. Large baggage destined for the hold is also typically more heavily screened than passenger baggage. But U.S. and European officials are concerned terrorists are working to develop better techniques, he added. Read More »

Vulnerable House Republicans distance themselves from Trump

John McCain, R-Ariz., called the reports "deeply disturbing" and said they could affect the willingness of US allies and partners to share intelligence with the U.S. President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to Russian officials isn't the first time his team's handling of secrets has raised alarms bells. Read More »

Gunmen attack Jalalabad TV station in Afghanistan

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According to initial reports, two journalists and two security personnel were killed in the attack that was ongoing. Inhamullah Miakhial, a spokesman for the provincial hospital in Nangarhar, said it has received 14 wounded people. Heavy gunfire could be heard from around the building of RTA, Afghanistan's national broadcaster, located close to the provincial governor's compound. Read More »

Betts, Bradley go deep to lift Red Sox over Cardinals 6-3

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Boston added to its lead in the eighth. The Cardinals challenged the ruling on the field, but it was upheld after review. Cecil's struggles continued as he walked the only two batters he faced. Each team finished the night with six hits. The Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 2-6 in their last 8 interleague games and 1-7 in Leakes last 8 home starts. Read More »

Karnataka Cadre IAS Officer Found Dead in Lucknow

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Anurag Tiwari was staying in room number 16 of the government guest house. The exact reason for Tiwari's death will only be ascertained, once the post-mortem report is received, said the police official. The Police have also found some blood from the spot. He was taken to Civil Hospital but was declared dead upon arrival. Meanwhile, LDA V-C Singh said that the officer's parents had been informed and were expected in Lucknow by 12 noon. Read More »

Shariah court in Indonesia sentences gay couple to caning

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Both, aged 20 and 23, would be subjected to 85 lashes each next week, before the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Presiding Judge Khairul Jamal told the Banda Aceh Sharia Court the couple had been found convincingly guilty of liwath , which means sexual intercourse between two men. Read More »

Goodbye OMB: Ontario to shutter contentious development tribunal

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The status quo has always been criticized as tilted in favour of developers, who've been able to appeal a municipality's decision and ultimately build something more profitable, such as a taller condo building with more units than the local council called for in its official plan. Read More »

Turmoil grows over intel Trump leaked to Russian Federation

Sergey Kislyak. In the weeks before Trump took office, Obama administration officials were so concerned by the Trump transition team's handling of classified documents that they moved swiftly to exert more control over the sensitive materials, according to two former USA officials. Read More »

Syria Hides Executions Via Crematorium, US Claims

State Department alleged Monday. The Syrian government on Tuesday "categorically" denied USA accusations of mass killings at a prison near Damascus, including the alleged execution of political opponents and burning the victims in a crematorium at the site. Read More »

'Bright' medical student avoids jail for stabbing boyfriend

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Woodward, who now resides in Milan, Italy, previously admitted unlawful wounding at an earlier hearing. She also threw a laptop, a glass, and a jam jar at him at Christ Church College , Oxford while drunk and high. He added according to the Guardian: "What you did will never, I know, leave you but it was pretty bad, and normally it would attract a custodial sentence, whether it is immediate or suspended". Read More »

United Kingdom wages ex-bonuses slip to 2.1% - GBP ignores

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The fact that fuller employment and lower unemployment is not pushing wages higher raises questions about the extent to which pay will rise in coming years. Instead, the Bank of England has softened its previous forecasts for a rise in unemployment which it expects to stand at 4.7% this year, still above the level which it considers inflationary. Read More »

Major bank levy will affect borrowers, warn CEOs

The banking sector will also face higher fines should executives breach misconduct laws, ranging from $50 million for small banks to $200 million for larger banks. In Deloitte's economic overview, it says Mr Turnbull is looking to "add some substance to his cities agenda through substantial investments in transport and other infrastructure projects" announced in this Budget. Read More »

Award-winning reporter shot dead in Mexico

During his career spanning almost three decades, Valdez wrote extensively on drug-trafficking and organised crime in Mexico, including the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel. "Politicians allow (attacks against journalists) to occur because they end up benefiting from the fear and terror that make journalists not publish their work or self-censor", said Gerardo Priego, the former lawmaker, who led a special commission in Congress in the late 2000s on protecting journalists. Read More »

USA judges focus on discrimination, Trump's powers on travel ban case

A federal appeals court judge is questioning a lawyer for Hawaii about past cases in which he argued that the president has broad authority over immigration matters. After Trump issued his initial travel ban on a Friday in late January, bringing chaos and protests to airports around the country, a Seattle judge blocked its enforcement nationwide - a decision that was unanimously upheld by a three-judge 9th Circuit panel. Read More »

9-year-old Ohio boy's cocaine death investigated as homicide

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They show the boy died from acute cocaine toxicity. Doug Bobovnyk told 21 News on Monday that the amount of cocaine found in the system of McGuffey Elementary School student Marcus Lee as "off the chart". Lee's father and stepmother told WFMJ they were suspicious of what happened to him in the five months since his death. "I was angry", he told WFMJ. Read More »

French cabinet announcement delayed to Wednesday: Presidency

But in a sign of how little known France's new prime minister is, 57 percent of those surveyed said they did not know him well enough to say if his appointment was a good or a bad thing, while just under a third said this was a good thing. His appointment was seen as a strategic move by 39-year-old Macron, a former minister in the outgoing Socialist government who is trying to woo modernisers of all stripes to his new centrist party, La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move, REM). Read More »

Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead

Not that it seems to matter to the Warriors while talking with head-shaking certainty that 2-0 against the Spurs is all that matters. Pachulia left the game injured for a Warriors team already without key reserve forward Andre Iguodala, held out because of soreness in his left knee that limited him to 10 minutes in Game 1 . Read More »

Afghan forces dislodge Taliban from district

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Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have regained control of a district in northern Kunduz province that fell to the Taliban earlier this month as part of their so-called spring offensive, security officials say. Afghan forces were not able to enter the buildings retaken as the Taliban had planted mines in the compounds. The official, however, avoided commenting on possible casualties of security forces in the fight against Taliban fighters, saying "only seven security personnel have ... Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon sets out agenda for Scotland's future

Scottish Conservative deputy leader Jackson Carlaw responded to Ms Sturgeon's comments by claiming her position on Europe had descended into "complete chaos". At a event for SNP activists in South Queensferry, Ms Sturgeon said: "I know we are not ideal and we haven't got everything right". But in this case the imitation shown by both Labour and the Tories is anything but honest. Read More »

Donald Trump didn't threaten James Comey through his tweet, Sean Spicer confirms

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White House officials initially said Mr Trump acted based on the recommendation of Justice Department officials, but Mr Trump later said he would have fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director regardless. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper raised questions about that account, saying on MSNBC Friday that Comey told him at the time that he was "uneasy" about having dinner with Trump because it might conflict with the FBI's independence. Read More »