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Pakistan to change legal team fighting Jadhav's case at ICJ

In an obvious reference to Jadhav's trial in a Pakistani military court, Jaitley said any form of judicial proceeding which is conducted in secrecy and in darkness and is not open for any public gaze, lacks the very appearance of justice. India was forced to take this step as our neighbouring country was repeatedly shooting down requests for consular access in Jadhav's case. On April 10 this year, a Pakistani military court sentenced him to death. Read More »

ICJ's Jadhav verdict just a beginning, not victory: Soli Sorabjee

It also upheld India's right to consular access, a request Pakistan has denied as many as 16 times. Jadhav, a former officer in the Indian navy, was arrested in March 2016 in the Pakistani province of Balochistan. His statement was in conflict with that of the foreign office which said Pakistan does not accept ICJ's jurisdiction in matters related to the national security. Read More »

Loan waiver ploy of 'anti-farmer' BJP: Congress


Stressing that his government is taking the problems as a challenge, the CM said his government does not represent any caste, belief, sect or religion and it will be seen following the "sabka saath sabka vikas" slogan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read More »

Reinforcements deployed to help battle rising flood waters in Quebec


But, there's evidence that shows the high water is due to heavy rain and runoff: in Gatineau, Quebec, hundreds have been evacuated because the Ottawa River has spilled its banks. The order will remain in effect for at least 48 hours, giving the city in Quebec province the power to more effectively and quickly address the situation. Read More »

Trump called ex-FBI director a 'nut job' in comments to Russians

One government official interviewed by the Times claimed Trump's talk of " pressure " was a negotiation tactic, meant to press upon Moscow that its meddling in the 2016 elections had raised problems for the president, and to induce Russian Federation into diplomatic concessions. Read More »

2 future British kings attend Pippa's wedding

The society nuptials of the year was witnessed by family, close friends and famous faces including tennis star Roger Federer and wife Mirka, celebrity Donna Air, Princess Eugenie, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. She was seen shushing the small group of pageboys and flower girls as they waited outside the church to precede Pippa down the aisle-a group that included her own son Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 2. Read More »

Israel Intelligence Officials Find Trump's Secrets Disclosure 'Horrifying'

Criticism of Trump from the Jewish right, while growing, is nearly always accompanied by a caveat that his Israel policies are better than those of his predecessor, Barack Obama, and praise for some of his appointments. "He's so much better than Obama or than Clinton would have been", referring to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee. On Wednesday evening, less than a week before Trump arrived in Israel, administration officials confirmed to CNN that the embassy would stay where it is - ... Read More »

Trump Reportedly Told Russians Firing Comey Abated Pressure From Probe

The White House did not deny the New York Times " report, but instead blamed Comey for putting "unnecessary pressure' on diplomacy between the U.S. and Russian Federation. The Justice Department on Friday released the text of Rosenstein's opening remarks for the briefings on Capitol Hill. Although Flynn's tenure as National Security Adviser lasted only a few weeks into the Trump administration, his abrupt ouster has not quieted down the leaks and speculation regarding his ties to Russian ... Read More »

US releases 2 Turkish bodyguards after violence

Washington sees the militia as best suited for an eventual siege of Raqqa, the Syrian stronghold of Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL). Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is pleading for the replacement of Brett McGurk, the USA presidential envoy for the US-led coalition against IS. Read More »

New French President Visits Mali in First Trip Outside Europe

Over 4,000 French, UN, and Malian troops are stationed in five nations in the Sahel in West Africa, Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania, in France's Operation Barkhane created to crack down on jihadists. (AP Photo/Francois Mori). French Chieff of Staff Gen. Pierre de Villiers arrives at the Elysee Palace, Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Paris as French President Emmanuel Macron chairs his first security council. Read More »

Rouhani wins re-election as Iran's president

Rouhani's election is a new hope for the nuclear deal that Raisi criticized, arguing that Iranians have not felt its benefit. "We showed them that we still exist", said 37-year-old Mahnaz, a reformist voter told Reuters . Iran's state television declared Rouhani the victor on Saturday, giving the 68-year-old cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda calling for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world. Read More »

Mother's Day deals and freebies for 2017


Those who have had our mothers with us for well into their adult years, like me, are particularly blessed. Being that I was 6, I imagine that I either meant that it grows with love or that it groans to be with mom. My favorite were her pies, whether they were cherry or peach or apple. If you would have told me that my mom only had six months left to live on Mother's Day 12 years ago, I wouldn't have believed you . Read More »

In Saudi Arabia, Trump seeks to move past domestic troubles

Changing while in the air, Melania looked fabulous as she arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh . The trip is the first stop on a wider worldwide itinerary for Trump. Seated among the U.S. advisers were the most powerful members of the Saudi government, including Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful son of the King who is advocating for major reforms in the kingdom. Read More »

Sturgeon: SNP 'vital' to protect Scotland from dangers of Tory government


The first minister said Scotland was now "leading the UK" with its progressive policies. Ms Sturgeon went on to say that the Common Fisheries Policy was "no longer fit for purpose". Nicola Sturgeon will demand a place at the Brexit negotiating table if her party wins a majority of Scottish seats at next month's General Election. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron angers French right by appointing 11 women in 'balanced' cabinet


Jean-Yves Le Drian, 69, who led France's military operations overseas as former President Francois Hollande's defense minister, will stay on in Macron's government as foreign minister and also be in charge of European affairs. On Monday, the president named Edouard Philippe, conservative lawmaker from the Republicans party, as his prime minister. From 2001 to 2004 she was an advisor to then European Commission president Romano Prodi. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool are already "back on track"


They played with pace and creativity, which saw them walk away from the Olympic Stadium with a 4-0 win. Nonetheless, it has been a story of "same old, same old" for Wenger's men this term, with the campaign possessing another failed title challenge, another round of 16 exit from the Champions League, and several calls for Wenger to leave his post. Read More »

John Cornyn Says He's Not Interested In Replacing James Comey At FBI

The president, who caused chaos in Washington , D.C. over the abrupt firing of the official overseeing the probe into his possible ties to Russian Federation, said he wants to move quickly to fill the vacancy. So that leaves Trump to choose a figure without a national profile like former assistant attorney general Alice Fisher or New York Court of Appeals judge Michael Garcia, or a more known quantity like Cornyn. Read More »

President Trump begins swing through Middle East


The eight-day trip will also see him go to attend the NATO Summit in Belgium and the G-7 Summit of major industrial nations, to be held in Italy. Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud welcomes U.S. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told reporters on Air Force One that Trump spent the flight meeting with staff, working on his upcoming speech to the Muslim world and getting a little sleep. Read More »

New homes must be marketed to Britons first, say Liberal Democrats


The party, which suffered in the 2015 election when it was left with just eight MPs, has also said it will raise all income tax by 1p to raise £6bn for the NHS and social care services and promised its flagship policy of delivering a second European Union referendum following the conclusion of Brexit negotiations. Read More »

UK Conservatives have 15 point lead over Labour - Opinium poll


What have the Conservatives said? "A Labour Government will conduct a robust and independent foreign policy - made in Britain", he said. Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking about national security and foreign policy at Chatham House in London, Friday May 12, 2017 . Read More »

U.S. risks rupture by supporting Kurdish group

John Dorrian, said Wednesday that the weapons would be delivered to the Kurds soon. YPG's press office announced that after its forces have cleaned [ISIS] remnants from Tabqa, an alliance between security forces and the civil administration of Tabqa's city council will be formed to protect the region. Read More »

Iran state TV declares Rouhani wins vote for second term

The 68-year-old incumbent secured a commanding lead of 57 percent in a race that drew more than seven out of every 10 voters to the polls. His nearest rival in the four-man race, hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi , secured 38 percent of the vote. Global affairs researcher Foad Izadi, of Tehran University, said Rouhani may now have the leverage to push for more freedoms, despite opposition from the conservative-dominated judiciary and security services. Read More »