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Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Eastern Conerence finals Game 1

A day after winning the National Basketball Association draft lottery and earning the right to the No. 1 overall pick, the Celtics were reminded of the gap between them and the defending National Basketball Association champion Cavaliers when Cleveland opened the Eastern Conference finals with a 117-104 victory on Wednesday night. Read More »

Windows users urged to update their system as Wannacry virus continues

Microsoft on Sunday said a software vulnerability stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency has affected customers around the world, and described the spread of the WannaCrypt ransomware on Friday in many countries as yet another example of the problems caused by the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments. Read More »

United States risks rupture by supporting Kurdish group


The Obama administration had not acted on the extradition request, responding to the Turkish government that the Departments of Justice and of State would review the evidence presented and act accordingly pursuant to the extradition treaty between the USA and Turkey. Read More »

French president Macron set to meet European Union leader Tusk


Philippe praised Cazeneuve's "quite exceptional" ministerial career and his "constant elegance". Aside from his interest in boxing - he trains three times a week - Philippe has two more things in common with Macron: He passed through the elite ENA school, and his early political hero was Michel Rocard, a Socialist prime minister for whom he campaigned as a student before changing his political stripe. Read More »

Rep: Rocker Chris Cornell has died at age 52


No official information has been released yet on the cause of Cornell's death, but the representative told Associated Press that a medical examiner will determine the cause of death. The band broke up in 2007 due to tensions in the group and Cornell continued to pursue his solo career. Soundgarden was among the seminal grunge bands of the early Nineties, producing six albums and hit singles such as Black Hole Sun . Read More »

India committed to support of Palestinian cause, Modi tells its Prez

India, he added, hopes for early resumption of talks between Palestinian and Israeli sides. Pitching for peace in West Asia, India on Tuesday urged that a future state of Palestine should coexist peacefully with Israel. Modi and Abbas are scheduled to hold bilateral discussions on Tuesday. The meeting was of a humanitarian character - Putin and Abbas took part via video link-up in the opening of a multifunctional cultural and sports complex in Bethlehem, which was built with Russian ... Read More »

USA spat erupts ahead of Trump visit to region


McMaster. This fueled Israeli outrage and a bunch of White House hand-wringing about that not being their policy. A final meeting is expected to be held on Tuesday with the White House advance team, in which the timetable for the visit will be finalised. Read More »

Assume calls to president are taped, ex-staff warn

They are among almost a dozen candidates President Donald Trump is considering to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey. "I'm not saying it any way", Trump said . Trey Gowdy, former Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers and former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, according to two White House officials briefed on the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal planning. Read More »

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi Denounces Firing of FBI Director James Comey

In a statement , Durbin said that what he characterized as Trump's admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation probe was "dangerously close to obstruction of justice". One in seven of the people polled (15 percent) say they have no opinion. Comey would need to be aware of the recording, and if Trump did that without his knowledge, it becomes illegal. Read More »

Donald Trump pledges to move quickly to nominate new FBI chief

He simply stated a fact. "I think we come out here every day and try to do the best job we can communicating what the President's done", he added. "I think it's a good idea". Asked the same question , former acting attorney general Sally Yates said she could not respond without revealing classified information, noting that Clapper said he'd been "unaware of the FBI counterintelligence investigations". Read More »

Scientists find 38M pieces of trash on Pacific island


In a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science , biologist Jennifer Lavers, a marine ecotoxicologist from the University of Tasmania , and Alexander Bond, a conservation scientist from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, detailed the deplorable state in which they found the once handsome island. Read More »

Trump asked former FBI director to 'end Flynn investigation'


Chairman Senator Richard Burr and Vice-Chairman Senator Mark Warner have also asked that Mr Comey appears before them in both open and closed sessions. McMaster denied the president caused any security lapses while Trump himself insisted he had the "absolute right" to share "facts terrorism and airline flight safety" with Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump's soft-pedalling on Russian Federation could be his undoing


A minor diplomatic spat emerged between U.S. and Israeli officials Monday while preparing for Trump's visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem - the first stop by a sitting USA president to one of the holiest sites in Judaism. "Nixon was not impeached upon the first rumors in the New York Times about wrongdoing", McConnell said (while the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee approved articles for impeachment against Richard Nixon, including one on obstruction of justice, Nixon ended ... Read More »

Senate panel wants James Comey to testify


James Comey, whose firing as Federal Bureau of Investigation director last week triggered a political firestorm , wrote a memo detailing how Trump commented to him in February "I hope you can let this go", referring to the Flynn probe, a source who has seen a memo written by Comey said on Tuesday. Read More »

Aston Villa Reportedly Interested In Manchester City Midfielder


They snapped him up on a season-long loan from Manchester City last summer but he's not likely to stay. However, Australian football specialists The World Game say that their information is that Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and another unnamed Premier League club, have all put in bids to buy the Australian global. Read More »

Goa: Two dead, 30 missing as bridge collapses in river


South Goa District Magistrate Swapnil Nail said that the exact count of people missing was not known yet and that a sub-divisional officer had been sent to the site to take stock of the situation. "A massive search and rescue operation is being carried out". Rescue teams rushed to the spot and four people were rescued, and were immediately rushed to the spot. Read More »

Pro-EU Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote

It is likely that the Lib Dems' focus on waste and recycling policies will be welcomed by businesses in the sector. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell dismissed the claims as "rubbish" but Mrs May said ordinary people would "pay the price of Labour" in higher taxes, mortgage rates and unemployment at a time when the country was going through Brexit negotiations. Read More »

Turnbull and Moon talk trade, security


Both Moon and Xi agreed that denuclearising North Korea was a "common goal". China has rigorously objected to the deployment of the U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, saying it destabilized regional security and did little to curb any threat from North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, which are in defiance of USA pressure and United Nations sanctions. Read More »

World leaders congratulate Macron on poll victory, European Union breathes sigh of relief


Despite her defeat, the results also made record for Le Pen's far-right National Front (FN) party. Welcoming Macron, Chair of United Kingdom based Sikh Federation Amrik Singh said: "We have been in regular contact with Sikhs in France and understand his political position on many issues could result in improvements for the small minority Sikh community in France in terms of religious freedoms". Read More »

It's obvious that some want to harm Trump: Ryan

The Republican chairman of a House oversight committee says he will ask former FBI Director James Comey to testify at a hearing next week that will look into whether President Donald Trump pressured Comey to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon casts vote in Scottish council elections


In truth, the two figures are not directly comparable. That won't be the case at a first past the post general election. The party's own analysis suggests it could be in contention in more than a dozen constituencies across the country after finishing second in the council ballot with a 25% share of first preference votes . Read More »

NHS 'open for business' after cyber attack


Ransomware, known as WannaCry and variants of that name, locked computers around the world, demanding payments of $300 to $600 in Bitcoin to restore access. The VEP was established to determine whether the government should withhold or disclose information about computer software security vulnerabilities. Read More »