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Erdogan Welcomes 'Decisive' Trump Meeting Amid Tensions on Syria

Despite Turkey's claims that "the war on terror" should include the fight against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the YPG, none of the global actors recognize the YPG as a terrorist organization. Worse than that, the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has always been held hostage to nationalism concerning the Kurdish issue and foreign policy. Read More »

Disputes Arise between Netanyahu, Trump over Relocation of US Embassy

But U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster suggested on Friday that Trump could move closer to the two-state principle when he meets Abbas, saying the U.S. "The Americans are delaying, and the Prime Minister doesn't want to commit [political] suicide over this right now", Bitan told Israel Radio . As CEO of ExxonMobil, Tillerson was very enthusiastic about his company's strong relationships with the autocratic monarchies in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, two countries which also have ... Read More »

Iran Elections: Conservative Candidate and Tehran Mayor Ghalibaf Withdraws from Race

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Qalibaf finished second in the last election four years ago with 16.5 percent of the vote. The election is largely viewed as a referendum on the 2015 nuclear deal struck with world powers shepherded by Rouhani's administration. Having now called on conservative voters to unite behind Raisi, Qalibaf could conceivably upset forecasts that Rouhani was on course for a comfortable victory. Read More »

Decision BC - Vancouver Island results

Olsen has 42.91 percent of the vote with 49 of 113 ballot boxes counted. As of around 11:10 PM Pacific Time, incumbent Premier Christy Clark and the governing Liberals (who, despite their name, are actually a right wing party) were tied with the opposition New Democrats at forty-two seats apiece, with the BC Greens leading or elected in three ridings. Read More »

Four people missing in Bermuda Triangle mystery

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I keep hoping it's not real and I'll wake up. Blumin is founder and CEO of Skylight Group, which provides event space around New York City, particularly in the fashion industry. The Coast Guard searched between Florida and the Bahamas for the plane yesterday but did not find it. "He's an experienced pilot". Assisting the Coast Guard in the search, which began by air on Monday, were the Royal Bahamas Defense Force and U.S. Read More »

Sturgeon Claims Independent Scotland Will Rejoin EU in Stages, Without Euro

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But the UK government insisted that Scotland would leave alongside the rest of the United Kingdom. "It may be that we have a phased approach to that by necessity". She said: "Now more than ever, we need strong SNP voices to stop the the Tories dragging Scotland backwards". That would mean a bigger majority for Theresa May but not necessarily the landslide some were expecting, said Prof Curtice, but he also cautioned against reading too much into the results. Read More »

Conservatives gain control in East Sussex local elections

British voters last year made a decision to leave the European Union, ending the country's 44-year membership. He said Ms May's party would only enjoy a much-bigger majority if it won around 44 per cent of the vote on June 8, the mark achieved by Tony Blair in 1997. Read More »

Labour branded 'shambolic' as Corbyn fails to commit to Trident

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All three of the new surveys were conducted before Labour's manifesto was leaked on Thursday. Trump contradicts White House on reasons for Comey firing, calls ex-FBI director "showboat" and "grandstander". And the U.S. recently attacked President Assad in Syria in retaliation to a sarin gas attack. He criticized recent "unilateral wars and interventions", saying the "bomb first, talk later" approach had failed and Britain should not just follow Washington's lead. Read More »

Yates Warned White House Flynn 'Could Be Blackmailed'

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But in a Senate hearing on Monday, the former acting attorney general produced just enough fresh intrigue to offer Democrats a new opening in the war of attrition they are waging against Donald Trump's presidency. The subpoena was announced a day after Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading the bureau's investigation of Russian Federation and the election. Read More »

Minecraft dev sacrifices Nirvana in-joke to save players' parrots

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Mojang had originally planned to let players breed parrots using chocolate chip cookies. If you give a parrot a chocolate chip cookie in real life, it could die. There is no question about that. He explained that the developer had chosen cookies as the breeding item for parrots both because it didn't already have a use for cookies and a reference to Nirvana's Polly - but "didn't consider" the real world effects of chocolate on birds. Read More »

Global Cyber Attack: British Security Officials Warn of Weekday 'WannaCry' Spread

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The warning was echoed by Britain's National Cyber Security Centre: "As a new working week begins it is likely, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, that further cases of ransomware may come to light, possibly at a significant scale". "The affected company doesn't fall under critical infrastructure, it's not a medical or health service and it is not a big company", he said. Symantec said the majority of organisations affected were in Europe. Read More »

Donald Trump asked ex-FBI chief to stop Flynn probe

The news came within a week of Trump's dismissal of Comey and a day after reports that Trump had shared classified information with Russian officials. In one memo, Mr Comey claims that after clearing the room, President Trump asked him to end the investigation of General Michael Flynn. "He's around and the best evidence of what happened in that meeting would be to call him as a witness", said Barbara McQuade, former US attorney for the Eastern District of MI. Read More »

US Senate Intelligence committee wants more information from Comey

According to the Times , Mr Comey wrote in the February memo that President Trump told him Gen Flynn had done nothing wrong. The Times calls Trump's reported request "the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and FBI investigation" into links between Trump associates and Russian Federation. Read More »

Putin is 'ready to provide a transcript' of Trump's meeting with Russians

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Putin attacked Trump's critics, describing them as "schizophrenic" in their response to the news that the President had been sharing information with Russian Federation. After Putin offered Congress written records of Trump's meeting, NBC News' Andrea Mitchell asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson if the "Russians were bugging the Oval Office?" Lawmakers are already demanding the White House turn over any US transcript or other information that would convey what happened. Read More »

Trump allies come up with the wrong response to the Comey bombshell

The White House said, "The president has never asked Comey or anyone else to end any investigation". The panel's top Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, a constant Trump critic, called the allegation of Trump pressure on Comey "explosive" and said "it appears like a textbook case of criminal obstruction of justice". Read More »

Trump Threatens Comey: "Better Hope There Are No Tapes"

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Trump showed no concern that the request might be viewed as interference in an active Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. Trump said in a string of Twitter posts Friday. McCabe also pointed out the remarkable nature of Trump's version of his conversations with Comey. Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, later saying that "he wasn't doing a good job". Read More »

President Trump and US Intelligence Agencies

Justin Amash of MI became the first Republican to raise the specter of impeachment. Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, said Trump would have some lines of defense. Dean noted that Nixon was charged with obstruction of justice in the bill of impeachment drawn up by the House Judiciary Committee before his resignation, "so it plays out on different levels". Read More »

Emmanuel Macron Triumphs But Focus Turns To Challenges Ahead

Hillary Clinton congratulated Emmanuel Macron on winning the French presidential election on Sunday, and used the opportunity to take a swipe at the media. "The popular sentiments of minority communities of France especially Sikhs were with Macron since we were fearful of ban on religious symbols in Le Pen's France", said President of United Sikh Council of France Gurdial Singh while talking to TOI on Monday. Read More »

Election 2017: Tories promise to protect European Union migrants after Brexit

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The package of reforms includes changes to the Equalities Act to extend protections from discrimination to those suffering fluctuating or intermittent mental health conditions. These ridiculous claims are yet more evidence that this election is a choice between a Tory party that fails working people and a Labour party that will stand up for them". Read More »

Rep. Adam Kinzinger Calls for Independent Probe Into Russia Meddling

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Bobby Rush of Chicago said in a statement. That's a notable difference from last week, after Comey was sacked, when Trump surrogates and Republican lawmakers went on show after show. The Washington Post reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin told Congress today that he would provide a record of the meeting between President Trump and top Russian envoys, including Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Read More »

Here's How Members Of Congress Responded To The Comey Memo Story

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Reports emerged that he failed to disclose talks he had with Russia's ambassador about U.S. sanctions on Moscow. But whatever the source of Trump's unhappiness with the investigation, it would have been improper to ask if Comey could see his way clear to handle it a certain way and to express the hope that Comey would act accordingly. Read More »

City hospital system down, officials fear 'WannaCry' attack

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Hospital authorities have lodged a police complaint at the Town police Station. Berhampur City Hospital's information management system hack is 1st #ransomware cyber-attack case in #Odisha, confirms IT Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera. Though some medical programes of the state government like Niramaya were affected due to the cyber attack, medical officers claimed these would be restored soon. Read More »

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir, invited to Donald Trump meet

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The US state department is opposing the participation of Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir in the US-Arab Islamic Summit due to take place in Saudi Arabia from May 20-21. Trump is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest sites, from Saturday on his first foreign trip since taking office in January. The U.S. Read More »