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MI teen visiting NY killed in Times Square crash

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The only person killed when a vehicle barreled into a crowd in New York City's Times Square was 18-year-old Alyssa Elsman of Portage, police say. The body of a young woman identified as Alyssa Elsman , 18, a visitor from Portage, Michigan, lay covered with a bloodstained sheet at 43rd Street. Read More »

Conservatives make strong gains in United Kingdom local votes

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May has accused European Union officials of seeking to affect the outcome of the election by issuing threats over Brexit, and warned voters that the other 27 member states were lining up against Britain to win a deal that "works for them". We lost seats but we are closing the gap on the Conservatives. Conservatives won the West of England metro mayor contest and topped the first round of voting in the West Midlands, while Labour claimed the mayoralties in Greater Manchester, Liverpool, ... Read More »

PTI blames Sharif for ICJ stay of Jadhav execution

Meanwhile, Pakistan said that International Court of Justice had no jurisdiction to hear case of Kulbushan Jadhav as it pertained to the security of Pakistan. The court yesterday pronounced its verdict on India's plea seeking provisional measures restraining the execution of Jadhav by Pakistan. Also , there is a risk that Pakistan will carry out the execution before the Court has given its final decision, as Pakistan has not given any assurance that it won't do so. Read More »

Kushners apologize for name-dropping Jared to Chinese investors

On Sunday, a Kushner Companies representative sent an email to the Washington Post that said Meyer "apologizes if that mention of her brother was in any way interpreted as an attempt to lure investors". During the event in Beijing, Kushner's sister promoted a program offering a path to USA citizenship to Chinese backers. Liu said he had been to previous pitches for EB-5 investments but had concerns about the risks. Read More »

Who's running BC now? The election and minority rule explained

The seat count remained virtually deadlocked at the end of the night, with the Liberals declared elected in 43 seats, and the NDP elected in 41, with ongoing uncertainty in some close races that could yet go back and forth. "BC Greens have said we can work with anyone", Weaver said. BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark handily won her West Kelowna riding over the NDP's Shelly Cook with 60% of the vote during Tuesday's BC Election. Read More »

National Safe Boating Week is May 20 - 26

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National Safe Boating Week kicks off Saturday, May 20, with Ready, Set, Wear It!, a program created to encourage the public to wear life jackets. - Wear a life jacket. "If you don't have them, you're not going to last long". Give them phone numbers for the local emergency dispatch center and U.S. Coast Guard in case you don't return on time. Read More »

After losing the French election, what's next for Marine Le Pen?

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Macron is the first president of modern France elected as an independent. In Europe's other big election this year, the German vote in September, centre-right Chancellor Angela Merkel is leading in the polls while the fringe anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is losing steam. Read More »

New York Times Square crash: Teenage victim named as Alyssa Elsman

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NY officials immediately allay fears of terrorism by releasing information that the driver of the Honda Accord, identified as Richard Rojas, a 26-year old Navy veteran has a history of arrests for drunken driving. Rojas's lawyer and weeping supporters had no comment. He did not enter a plea, and is due back in court next week. Rojas has several prior criminal cases that paint a picture of a troubled man. Read More »

A Russian embassy is promoting a right-wing murder conspiracy

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Wheeler later told CNN he had no such evidence and that he had only heard of some information attributed to him in a FoxNews.com story from a Fox News reporter with whom he spoke. Rich's family only hired Wheeler on the urging of a conservative Dallas financial adviser and Fox News regular named Ed Butowsky, who offered to cover Wheeler's fees, as NBC News first reported . Read More »

EVM row: All eyes on crucial 'EC all-party' meet today

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The Election Commission has called an all-party meeting on May 12 to discuss the EVM controversy. Hundreds of its workers today demonstrated outside the Election Commission headquarters demanding that voter- verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT)-equipped EVMs be used in future elections. Read More »

Ryan has full confidence in Trump

Before speaking with reporters, Ryan told rank-and-file Republicans in a closed-door meeting that he supported the ongoing House and Senate Intelligence panels' investigations into Russian Federation hacking, as well as a third being carried out by the FBI. Read More »

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange defiant as Sweden drops rape probe

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Marianne Ny told a news conference: "When we investigate serious crimes, we do not consider the costs". Sweden's top prosecutor said Friday she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian A. She has since been a supporter of Mr Assange, saying "you may be an enemy of the state but you are not an enemy of humanity" in a video that was released by WikiLeaks to mark Chelsea Manning's release from prison. Read More »

McCain: Throw Turkish ambassador out of US after violent clash

Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said it had arrested two U.S. residents, Ayten Necmi, 49, and Jalal Kheirabadi, 42, over the incident, according to the BBC. Several Republican lawmakers shot back, decrying the violence and demanding that Turkey apologize for the incident. Police secure the street outside the Turkish Embassy during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, May 16, 2017, in Washington, DC. Read More »

Yasin Malik files complaint against Delhi-based TV journalist

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According to reports, when she asked a question, Malik lost his cool and broke her phone and also assaulted camera person Vinod, before throwing them out. "They can explain and give their version on their own". "Threats and opening more cases against me will never deter me", Malik said. She told me to go in and speak to him about the interview. Read More »

No secrets were passed to me by Trump, says Lavrov

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Cyprus' foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides, left, shakes hands with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov at the foreign ministry in capital Nicosia , Cyprus, on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Lavrov said: "So, if you're talking about that, I see no secret here". As such, he said, there was nothing about the story for the Kremlin to confirm or deny. Read More »

Not yet freedom for Assange, faces arrest in Britain

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In Britain, he still faces an arrest warrant for failing to appear in court, and the London police said on Friday that they would arrest him if he tried to leave the embassy. "My assessment is the transfer can not be carried out in a foreseeable future". Ny says she has withdrawn a European arrest warrant. The UK government declined to comment Friday on whether the US has asked for Assange's extradition, but last month US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Assange's arrest was a "priority". Read More »

Trump calls special counsel Russian Federation probe 'greatest witch hunt' in USA history

Flynn reportedly disclosed this information to transition team lawyer Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House's chief counsel on January 4, the New York Times reports . Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, said simply, "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House". Trump himself said he had "an absolute right" as president to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation. Read More »

WikiLeaks awaits UK decision on Assange's status

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In a statement , the office said Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny had chose to shut down the investigation and that details would be made available later at a press conference, Efe news reported. Last month, President Donald Trump said he would support any decision by the Justice Department to charge Assange. Lawyer David Allen Green, who has followed the case, tweeted: "Once outside embassy, Assange more at risk from any United States extradition attempt than if he had gone to Sweden". Read More »

Immediately suspend Jadhav's death sentence

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In an emergency hearing called just days after India lodged its case, lawyers for New Delhi urged the International Court of Justice to halt the death sentence imposed on Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav saying his rights had been violated by Islamabad. Read More »

UK police say Assange still faces arrest

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I do not forgive or forget". The WikiLeaks founder's lawyer filed a request at Stockholm District Court earlier in May asking for an end to the arrest warrant against his client, arguing it should be dropped now that the U.S. Has Assange been questioned by Swedish prosecutors? . Until then, the police had been keeping a 24-hour-watch outside the embassy in the upscale Knightsbridge area, ready to arrest him if he tried to leave. Read More »

South Korea's Moon to take cautious approach to THAAD issue

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Restoring relations with China, which have soured since South Korea made a decision to bring in the American missile defense system THAAD, has been one of President Moon Jae-in's top priorities, and Moon selected one of his closest political aides and friends as his envoy to demonstrate his sincerity about achieving that goal. Read More »