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Anil Dave passes away, PM mourns

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The reason for his demise has not been ascertained yet. The minister was elected to the Rajya Sabha in August 2009. The PM said that he had discussed key policy issues with Dave even on Wednesday evening. Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu exxpressed his condolences. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu also condoled Dave's demise. "This demise is a personal loss", he said in another tweet. Read More »

Trump Threatens James Comey, Implies He Taped Conversations

Spicer refused to budge, saying at one point that he's "not aware" of the existence of any recording of Trump and Comey's January dinner. The president has insisted that Comey assured him over a private dinner at the White House that he was not subject to federal investigation over alleged contacts between Trump aides and Russian Federation during the 2016 election campaign. Read More »

New Orleans takes down 3rd Confederate-era monument

The four Confederate monuments in New Orleans were erected between 1884 and 1915, after Reconstruction and during the era of Jim Crow laws. The Louisiana House of Representatives passed a measure on Monday that would require local governments to hold referendums before removing any Confederate monuments. Read More »

Iran votes in head-to-head between diplomacy and resistance

Summary⎙ Print At a campaign rally, President Hassan Rouhani said Iranian officials are ready to negotiate with the United States on non-nuclear issues. It was the urgency of this political balance, both domestically and internationally, that provided the raison d'être of Mr. Rouhani's victory in 2013. Read More »

Cornyn Won't Replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation

John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate. Among those who did not want Cornyn to leave the Senate was Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky. One source said that Trump favored Cornyn for the post . "The FBI's about more than just one investigation". For selfish reasons, however, we're afraid of who might follow Cornyn in Texas if he resigns his Senate seat. Read More »

Donald Trump Considering Joe Lieberman To Lead FBI

Former Director James Comey was abruptly fired by Trump last week, sending the White House into turmoil as lawmakers from both parties questioned the decision. McFeely departed without comment. That firing has sparked heated questions from members of Congress in both parties who have called for a closer look into why Comey was sacked and whether it was tied to the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Kim Claims New Missile Is Capable of Carrying Nuclear Warhead

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Council diplomats said the language was significant because China, North Korea's strongest ally, signed on. This vague statement leaves the door open to a range of possibilities, including that North Korea has not been able to make a compact warhead, or even that a new warhead will be revealed in the future. Read More »

Donald Trump Speaks With NBC News's Lester Holt

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Trump's warning to fired FBI Director James Comey prompted new accusations of interference in an investigation into allegations of collaboration between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign previous year. Trump went on to call the Democrats criticizing his decision "hypocrites" and cited the "hatred" they showed for Comey. McCabe, a career FBI agent who ran the Washington field office and oversaw national security investigations out of headquarters, was a target of ... Read More »

Merkel says Germany, France plan to closely cooperate in critical times

Merkel said: "From a German point of view, it is possible to change treaties if it makes sense in order to strengthen the eurozone". "I will always be a frank, direct and constructive partner, because I think the success of our two countries is deeply linked, and that the whole success of Europe depends on that", Macron said. Read More »

U.S. admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'

Haley also said she wanted to " tighten the screws " on North Korea, including stiffer sanctions and so-called secondary boycotts, in a joint press conference with Korean Ambassador to the UN Cho Tae-yul and Koro Bessho, Japanese Ambassador to the UN, to send a "strong, unified message to North Korea". Read More »

Bone found near site of ferry sinking confirmed as missing teacher

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South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said Wednesday that the testing had confirmed the bone found May 5 was from the remains of teacher Koh Chang-seok. Searchs crew have continued to find bone fragments believed to be from humans *inside the vessel as well, and they have also been sent for testing. The hull was raised from the bottom of the sea and put into dry dock at a local port in Mokpo, some 410 kilometers south of Seoul, last month. Read More »

Hamas leader urges Trump to seize 'historic opportunity'

Trump said , flaunting his deal-making prowess during a first meeting with the veteran Palestinian leader that marked the start of a quixotic presidential effort. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, strongly opposed by Palestinians, has been shifted to the back burner, and he has asked Netanyahu to put unspecified limits on settlement activity. Read More »

Putin says can prove Trump did not pass Russian Federation secrets

Trump has endured a week of tumult at the White House after he fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and then discussed sensitive national security information about ISIS with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. "The record [запись] is done by someone who is at the talks specifically for that goal", he said (link in Russian). Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism Dr. Read More »

Acting Warriors coach almost arrested by Spurs police escort

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He goes, 'Mike, I didn't know that was you! Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is still dealing with an ailment that has caused him to miss most of the 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs, which means assistant coach Mike Brown continues to be at the helm in Kerr's absence. Read More »

Putin Says Trump Didn't Share Any Secrets, Offers Records to Prove It

Officials in Washington have said that Trump disclosed to Lavrov highly classified information provided by Israeli intelligence about a planned terrorist operation by the Islamic State group extremist group. Putin said the anti-Russian sentiment in America is damaging the country and not allowing Trump to govern properly. Investigative reports into his team's ties with Russian Federation has already cost the job of ex-National Security Adviser Mike Flynn. Read More »

Will ICJ suspend Jadhav's death sentence? Verdict at 3:30 pm today

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This is important because it sends out a signal that India is no less than other developed nations. Arguing before the 11-judge bench at the ICJ, which included former Supreme Court Judge Dalveer Bhandari, India's counsel Harish Salve stressed that not granting consular access and not giving legal representation of Jadhav's choosing amounted to a "miscarriage of justice" and a "violation of his right" to defend himself from concocted charges in a "farcical trial". Read More »

World leaders welcome election of Macron in France

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Mr Valls said that "I will be a candidate in the presidential majority and I wish to join up to his movement, the Republic on the Move". Macron, who won the second round of France's presidential contest Sunday with 66 percent of the vote, needs to quickly transform his political movement into a vehicle capable of winning a majority or at least garnering enough seats in parliament to govern or form a coalition. Read More »

More US Republicans back independent probe of Trump-Russia ties

According to the Palestinian Authority's official Wafa news agency , PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said Greenblatt met on Wednesday with PA officials ahead of Trump's visit to Bethlehem on May 23. Last week, the president fired Comey, who had been overseeing the FBI's ongoing investigation into whether Trump's campaign played a role in Russia's election meddling. Read More »

Australia's weak wage growth, consumer confidence threaten spending

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Wages for resource workers rose just 0.6 per cent over the past year. With the cost of living rising at 2.1%, it means real wages have declined by 0.3% over the past year. However, fourth quarter reading was revised lower to 0.4 percent sequentially. The Bureau of stats figures for the first three months of the year, reveal annual wage growth is 1.9 per cent, below the Consumer Price Index at 2.1 per cent. Read More »

Mixture of old and new faces in Macron's first government

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In picking Macron, Tusk said the French people had chosen "liberty, equality and fraternity" and "said no to the tyranny of fake news". In his first speech in the ministry's courtyard Wednesday, Collomb said Europe and France especially "are being targeted by terrorists", noting that the terrorist threat comes from overseas, but is also "rooted in our territory". Read More »

Syria fighting eases as safe zones plan begins: monitor

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Fighting subsided in Syria on May 6 after a deal signed by government backers Russian Federation and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey to create four "de-escalation zones" began to take effect. Syrian opposition activists are reporting that government shelling of a suburb of the capital Damascus has killed four insurgents and wounded one child south of the country. Read More »