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Man who allegedly drove auto through Times Square charged with murder

Police identified the woman as Alyssa Elsman, a resident of Portage, Michigan. Richard Rojas, a 26-year-old from the Bronx stopped twice in the past for drunk driving, drove his Honda onto the sidewalk at 11:55 am local time (1555 GMT), smashing into pedestrians for three blocks at high speed, police said. Read More »

S. Korea president warns high chance of clashes with North

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Moon's spokesman, Yoon Young, said last week that the special delegation to Beijing would "exclusively discuss the THAAD and the North's nuclear issues". South Korean President Moon Jae-in slammed the latest missile test as a " reckless provocation ". Moon has criticized Park's hard line against the North, saying the approach achieved little and only reduced Seoul's voice in worldwide efforts to deal with its rival. Read More »

Man who ran over pedestrians was 'hearing voices'

An 18-year-old woman was killed and at least 22 people were injured, city officials said. Rojas told police he was "hearing voices", law enforcement officials said. In 2012 he served aboard the U.S.S. Navy records also show he spent two months at a naval brig in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2013. They do not indicate why. Read More »

UN court orders Pakistan not to execute Indian national

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India approached the ICJ on May 8 asking for a stay on Jadhav's death sentence, in addition to granting three other provisional measures it has sought against Pakistan, pending the court's decision on the merits of the case . He said Kulbhushan Jadhav has twice made the confessions for his crimes against the humanity. "Justice has been served and it is proven that Pakistan's courts are mere kangaroo courts and nothing else", one friend Sachin Kale said. Read More »

North Korea telephone line may be reopened, Seoul says

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Joseph Bermudez Jr . an analyst at the United States firm Allsource Analysis said to the Wall Street Journal: "What's more concerning is not an individual test or two individual tests, it's that they're approaching their missile development in a very pragmatic way". Read More »

Trump again blows up a careful White House statement with a tweet

The Republican and Democrats leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said in a joint statement overnight that the appointment is "a positive development and will provide some certainty for the American people that the investigation will proceed fairly and free of political influence". Read More »

Mexico on Board With NAFTA Renegotiations

Lighthizer told reporters NAFTA has helped strengthen the US agriculture, investment services and energy sectors, but it has hurt USA factories and resulted in well-paying manufacturing jobs being sent to Mexico. Canada's minister of foreign affairs, Chrystia Freeland, touted the trade agreement's benefits, including 9 million U.S.jobs that rely on trade with Canada. Read More »

Republic TV outperforms Times now in debut week

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National Basketball Association had asked BARC not to release the viewership data of Republic TV stating that they are "inflated and corrupt". While Republic's viewership was 21,17,000, Times Now was placed at second with 11,48,000. Read More »

Political parties welcome ICJ's order on Jadhav

Pakistan said Jadhav worked for the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Pakistan's arguments before the ICJ and its refusal to accept the jurisdiction of the ICJ betrays a mindset of disrespect to the Vienna Convention which Pakistan has brazenly violated. Read More »

Brooklyn officials express confidence in choice of Mueller to investigate Trump

Trump deployed his characteristic social media bombast to take his unvarnished response directly to voters, elaborating on the staid written statement issued the night before that denied any collusion with Kremlin-linked officials. At a press conference later on Thursday, Trump said, "I respect the move but the entire thing is a witch hunt". Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers. Read More »

Yates 'bluntly' warned Trump that Russians could blackmail Flynn

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Both said they had but could not go into detail. Spicer suggested that action proved that Yates was "not exactly someone that was excited about President Trump taking office or his agenda". Flynn was possibly compromised", Yates said. Meanwhile, Ted Cruz is talking about Hillary's emails and the travel ban-which Yates refused to defend in court, a decision that led President Trump to fire her. Read More »

Turkish Embassy Bodyguards Beat up Americans in Washington, Video Shows

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The letter comes after reports, and video, that appear to show members of the Turkish president's security detail fighting protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador's residence in Washington . But the Turkish Embassy said the demonstrators were aggressively provoking Turkish-Americans who had gathered to greet the president, and they in turn responded in self-defence. Read More »

France's Macron, Tusk begin work on European overhaul

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France's new Prime Minister Edouard Philippe took the job offered to him by President Emmanuel Macron because the country is in a "unique situation", he said on Monday hours after his appointment was announced. There are also centrists, including Modem party leader Francois Bayrou and EU lawmaker Sylvie Goulard, a former adviser to former European Commission president Romano Prodi. Read More »

Majority believe Trump fired Comey to hinder Russian Federation investigation

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Trump after admitting he lied about several contacts he had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. In some of the longest exchanges with reporters during a week filled with explosive headlines, including news that Comey had penned a memo documenting the president asking him to stop investigating Flynn, Trump said he thought the decision to fire Comey would be bipartisan, said repeatedly there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian Federation, and attempted to spin it as a ... Read More »

Xi says willing to put S Korea ties back on track

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Also high on the agenda for the special envoy, Lee Hae-chan, was a prolonged row between Seoul and Beijing over the deployment of the US missile defense system THAAD in South Korea , officials from Seoul's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae noted. Read More »

Watch live as House Democrats hold news conference on Trump and Russian Federation

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The memo could border on "the legal definition of obstruction of justice", he said . According to the memo, Trump told Comey , "I hope you can let this go" in a meeting that took place the day after Flynn was forced to resign. On Twitter though, Donald Trump Jr.is taking time away from campaigning for Montana Republican Greg Gianforte to (apparently) both confirm the veracity of the Comey memo and say that he in no way confirmed the veracity of the Comey memo. Read More »

Trump to interview 4 candidates to lead FBI

Trump. Healy said Wednesday that he passed along his thoughts to Justin Clark, the West Hartford resident who now works for Trump in the White Office of Intergovernmental Relations. MSNBC reported that Lieberman was cagey about whether he'd take the job if Trump offered it to him, saying, "I'd rather not say". The position is particularly important because the FBI is leading the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and of possible coordination between the ... Read More »

Hero's welcome in Pyongyang for North's missile developers

North Korea on Sunday (local time) launched the Hwasong-12, the projectile that has shown the best performance so far aside from its space rockets, in what the worldwide community suspects to have been a covert missiles test. He was also quoted as saying that the US was open to engagement, but that Pyongyang would have to stop all nuclear and missile tests. South Korea's recently elected President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday, "The reality is that there is a high possibility of a military ... Read More »

Masada Is First Bump on Trump's Road Trip

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Trump reportedly "expressed dread" about the trip's length. During the nine-day, five-city foreign trip, he will travel to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Belgium, Italy and the Vatican. 'George W. Bush came by the new cable vehicle. The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday that Trump would not be able to land a helicopter on top of the fortress and would need to take a cable auto up the mountain instead, as former President George W. Read More »

Robert E. Lee monument in New Orleans could come down overnight

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Pro-monument groups were separated from monument protestors with metal barricades - similar to the setup at Jefferson Davis - and with occasional yelling matches between the groups. The statues would be put in storage while the city looks for a suitable place to display them, the mayor has said. Meanwhile, the three monuments that were removed from their pedestals are being crated and moved to a city-owned warehouse. Read More »