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N. Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

The North's sparse announcement came days after it confirmed its April detainment of PUST professor Kim Sang-duk, who goes by his American name, Tony Kim . For instance, President Trump last month said he was sending an "armada" to the Korean peninsula (even though that may not have actually happened). Read More »

Venezuelan president signs decree pursuing new constitution

Although the Supreme Court restored parliament's authority after local and global outcry, protests against Maduro's government escalated, resulting in almost 30 deaths as of April 29. He is urging Venezuela's armed forces to step in to prevent the "coup" by Maduro from taking place. On Monday, opposition Governor Henrique Capriles said in posts on his Twitter account that the opposition would alert democratic governments around the world about what he called a “constitutional fraud” and ... Read More »

Raptors, Spurs advance to second round of National Basketball Association playoffs

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey has been quick to say that in the next series, or even game-to-game, the X-factor could be another one of his players. Although, the three games that the Cavaliers won were decided by four points or less. No one else is really worth a mention. "We thought we were the better team", forward Giannis Antetokounmpo said. Read More »

Senator Challenges Trump's NRA Speech With Moving Twitter Memorial to Victims

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The annual National Rifle Association convention is ongoing in Atlanta this week. Trump started his speech by issuing an endorsement of Karen Handel, the Republican competing for a seat in Georgia's sixth congressional district. In this way, the U.S. president criticized the past Barrack Obama's administration (2009-2017), who triggered bashful proposals to put a stop to the free gun acquisition, possession and use in the United States. Read More »

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Funding for UNESCO will be frozen

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The Unesco resolution sponsored by Arab countries on Tuesday addressed Israel as the "occupying power" and urges it to stop "persistent excavations, tunnelling, works and projects in East Jerusalem ", Xinhua news agency reported . He singled out the United States for voting against the resolution; in December as one of the Obama administration's last acts, the USA abstained from a U.N. Read More »

Trump distances himself from Flynn

After Flynn's forced resignation in February, it emerged that Yates privately brought concerns about the retired lieutenant general to the White House, informing the administration that Flynn may have misled officials about conversations with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Read More »

Labour would let European Union nationals stay in the UK

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The Labour party is also looking to obtain an early deal on transitional arrangements to help with the UK's departure in 2019. The UK could relinquish its right to cut post-Brexit worldwide trade deals if it gets a good withdrawal agreement with the EU, Labour has suggested. Read More »

10 people shot during memorial for earlier Chicago death

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The target of the police manhunt is a 17-year-old member of the La Raza street gang who police say riddled an unmarked police van with dozens of bullets Tuesday evening, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. The month before, an 8 year old girl was shot in the arm while attending a vigil for a 14 year old friend shot earlier. About 2:50 a.m. Sunday, one man was shot to death and another was wounded when a robber opened fire at a Montclare neighborhood restaurant on the Northwest Side. Read More »

Salmond predicts Tory boasts of a win Gordon will backfire

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The Scottish Tories will use to the General Election to cut the SNP back down to size, leader Ruth Davidson will vow today. Speaking at the count in Edinburgh, Ms Davidson said: "I would like to thank everyone yesterday who went out and voted Scottish Conservative". Read More »

Pakistan, Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes

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Afghan and Pakistani border forces met in Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province on Friday evening to discuss the security situation - an hour after clashes stopped following a ceasefire. He did not elaborate on what those obstacles entailed. "Hotline contact between Pakistan and Afghan Director General Military Operation established". Read More »

Trump will meet Pope Francis and visit Saudi Arabia

Trump's trip is expected to start May 19 ahead of the G7 Summit in Italy. "The administration has released them and they're in the process now of working on the notification to the U.S. But in the minds of White House officials, the grind is worth it in order to properly introduce Trump to a world that's still largely skeptical of his presidency. Read More »

Local polls boost May five weeks before vote

The picture that is emerging is closer to the one predicted by Elections Etc , the forecasting site of Oxford Professor Stephen Fisher, who correctly saw much bigger gains for the Tories and a net loss of seats for the Lib Dems. "If there is an increasingly confrontational attitude between Westminster and Brussels, the [local election] results today suggest that Theresa May is the political victor domestically of that process", said Al Jazeera's Phillips. Read More »

Trump throws his hat into Mideast peace process ring

But while Trump's meeting with Netanyahu signaled an era of warmer US-Israel relations than had existed under President Barack Obama , Trump also slightly moderated his stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the unequivocal support he promised Israel during the campaign. Read More »

Local elections: Nicola Sturgeon plays down Tory success

During the campaign the Tories and the SNP effectively banned deals with each other, leaving Labour as their most credible partner. But both were far outstripped by the SNP, which added 31 councillors, winning a total of 431. Sturgeon said. Thursday's elections saw May's conservatives push Labour into third place in Scotland, while nationally the Tories won more than 550 council seats. Read More »

Indian woman says she was forced to marry Pakistani

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She has filed a case under the the Pakistan Penal Code section 506. Sources revealed that India has made several complications in the visa policy and now it will be more hard for the citizen of Pakistan to get the Indian visa, also no Pakistani have granted Indian visa for the last two months. Read More »

The most striking quotes from James Comey's testimony

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In an interview on Tuesday, Clinton claimed that had been a major factor in her loss, saying: "If the election had been on October 27, I'd be your president". "Somebody should be prosecuted for letting Anthony Weiner have access to classified intelligence", Sen. Blumenthal, a member of the Judiciary Committee, pressed Comey on whether Trump was among those targeted by the investigation. Read More »

USS Carl Vinson to arrive near Korean peninsula next week

The US government's announcement that it is dispatching the USS Carl Vinson to the waters around the Korean Peninsula is part of its recent pressure on North Korea not to carry out a missile launch or a nuclear test. Pyongyang has also issued multiple threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies Japan and South Korea. The anticipated North Korean nuclear test didn't materialize. Read More »

Sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra seeks lie-detector test

Earlier in the day, Kapil Mishra accused Kejriwal and his two associates of "shielding" Sheila Dikshit in the alleged 400-crore water tanker scam as he shared "evidences" with the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB). Mr Mishra is considered close to Kumar Vishwas, the AAP leader who nearly quit the party last week as an internal feud boiled over just after the party's disastrous performance in the recent civil elections in the capital. Read More »

Lotto jackpot winning tickets bought in Donegal and Westmeath

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Both Carrigart and nearby Downings are popular tourist areas with many holiday makers from Northern Ireland and the Republic having holiday homes and caravans in the area, or staying at local hotels and B & Bs. Two fortunate folk will have their share of jackpot, pocketing a cool €6million-plus. Lotto Plus 1's winning numbers were 5,10,17,30,32,45 and the bonus was 15, while the Plus 2 draw numbers were 6,19,23,25,32, 34 and 9 was the bonus ball. Read More »

Kapil Mishra Submits 'Proof' to ACB, Says Next Stop is CBI

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Kejriwal's relative.Alleging that "Mr. Jain was being given certificates of merit by Mr. Kejriwal and that his records should be made public", Mr. Mishra said: "I know people will believe me the day Mr. "Let all three of us (Kejriwal, Jain and Mishra) undergo a lie-detector test". A big conspiracy is being hatched against AAP by BJP through Kapil Mishra, said AAP leader Sanjay Singh. Read More »

Nigeria exchanges 82 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram for prisoners

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) acted as a mediator as Nigeria exchanged some detained Boko Haram suspects in return for the girls' release Saturday. In 2014, advocates around the world including then-First Lady Michelle Obama rallied for the kidnapped girls with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. Amnesty International's Nigeria office said the girls should not have to endure a lengthy government detention or a "publicity stunt" but instead should be given privacy to ... Read More »

North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of plotting to kill Kim Jong

It said that these exercises had "thrown away their deceptive veils as annual drills and defensive ones", Xinhua news agency reported . North Korea claims the intelligence agencies plotted to kill Kim with bio-chemical weapons. It said that "only the CIA" can produce the toxic material and that the "hardware, supplies and funds" for the alleged plot were to be supplied by the South Korean intelligence service. Read More »