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No talks on Russian Federation meddling in election: Lavrov

Lavrov arrived in Washington on Tuesday. At a press conference in the Russian embassy, Lavrov praised Trump and portrayed the Kremlin and the Trump administration as working together to clear up the mess left behind, a reference in part to the continuing USA sanctions on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine and its role in the US presidential elections. Read More »

British hospitals hit by suspected 'ransomeware' cyber attack

NHS Digital says 16 NHS organizations report being hit. Hospitals in areas across Britain found themselves without access to their computers or phone systems. "We will continue to work with affected (organizations) to confirm this". "We are aware that a number of NHS organisations have reported that they have suffered from a ransomware attack". Read More »

Mattis makes clear U.S. commitment to protecting Turkey

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Turkey slammed the United States decision to arm the Kurdish People s Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers terrorists but which Washington sees as an indispensable ally in the fight against IS. The capture of Tabqa seven weeks after the launch of the SDF offensive, with help from the USA -led coalition, sets the stage for an advance on Raqqa, the de-facto capital of the extremists' self-styled caliphate, some 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east. Read More »

Tony Blair: Theresa May will be PM 'if the polls are right'

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Tory backbencher and long-time Leave supporter Jacob Rees-Mogg told the MailOnline the speech was "an admission the Labour Party has rejected Brexit and with it many of its non-metropolitan voters". It is not all good news for the Conservatives, however, with more saying that the Government is doing a bad (42%) than good (25%) job in negotiating Brexit. Read More »

Press to Trump-Lavrov meeting, Russian media covers it

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An official White House photographer was also present at Trump's meeting with Lavrov, but the USA government did not post the pictures. Putin and Trump already had discussed a July meeting during a phone call in the past week. "We were not informed by the Russians that their official photographer was dual-hatted and would be releasing the photographs on the state news agency", an anonymous Trump administration official told The Washington Post . Read More »

Moon, Abe agree to co-operate on North Korea

The report, carried by the North's Korean Central News Agency, said the letter was sent Friday. According to a statement by North Korea's Foreign Ministry earlier that day, Pyongyang's "strong deterrence" was to thank for defusing tensions between the two countries after they recently hit a critical point. Read More »

Pedestrian killed on Sweet Home Road

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McNight-Miller was pronounced dead at the scene. UB says she was a graduate student in the school of social work. Strangio, the 18-year-old driver is also a UB student according to university officials. We are also offering on-campus counseling services to Angel's friends and classmates during this very hard time", the university said in a statement. Read More »

Macron unveils parliamentary candidates list

As described by Anne Lebreton, the spokesperson for Macron's La Republique En Marche (Republic on the Move) party, "With a majority you can get your laws through, so it is very important and it is also an important sign of confidence". Among them is Jean-Michel Fauvergue, the commander of the elite RAID police unit that took down the Islamic State cell that carried out the November 13, 2015, Paris attacks, including its ring leader Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who was killed in the operation. Read More »

Colorado's Gardner squares off with Kim Jong Un in war of words

North Korea on Friday accused the USA and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving biochemical weapons. "The security of US citizens is one of the department's highest priorities ". "But clearly they are, I think, trying to send a message that they are powerful, they're strong, they can make the United States suffer, and this is not a situation any American president can ultimately tolerate". Read More »

Trading Notes on Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (:NAK): Active Stock Recap

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EPS is generally considered to be the only most important variable in determining a share's price. The longer the timeframe for the moving average, the smoother the simple moving average. The Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of the stock is 0, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 5.17. The stock's price is 2.11 and their relative strength index (RSI) stands at 70.78. Read More »

Climate envoys meet in Bonn, but all eyes on Washington

Sue Biniaz, a former State Department legal adviser who supports the accord, admitted Trump does not need to make a binary choice between leaving or staying. On Monday, the USA deputy assistant secretary for global environmental affairs, David Balton, said the decision would likely be taken "over the next couple of weeks, but not this week". Read More »

AAP hacked 'look-alike' gadget, not our EVM

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi during the all-party meeting convened by the poll watchdog to discuss the reliability of the EVMs - an issue flagged by opposition parties - got underway in New Delhi on Friday. "We will show how its machines can be rigged", Mr. Rai said. It allows voters to verify if their vote has gone to the intended candidate. The resolution called for introduction of a standardised procedure where votes polled and counted through EVMs in at least 25 per cent of ... Read More »

Like Trump, China makes an overture to Duterte

Later Monday, Trump defended his Duterte invitation, in an interview with Bloomberg News: "The Philippines is very important to me strategically and militarily", the president said. This came after it was revealed that Xi called Duterte around 4 p.m. while the latter was in Davao City, just four days after Trump called Duterte Saturday (April 29) evening. Read More »

Tillerson: Trump will not rush USA climate policy review

President Donald Trump was a vocal climate skeptic before taking office, previously describing the science as a hoax. FAIRBANKS-Governor Bill Walker Thursday discussed the importance of Alaska's strategic geopolitical role in national security during a meeting with U.S. Read More »

Candlelight march to pay homage to slain Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz today

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In the poster, the three men are seen holding guns, according to The Indian Express . "The two militants involved in the Kulgam killings have been identified as Umar Majeed and Farooq Ahmad". Posters with their photographs released by police have cropped up in the restive southern Kashmir, where the unarmed soldier was shot dead on Tuesday night. Read More »

UK's Labour vows to take on "cosy cartel" that protects wealthy

Corbyn, whose deeply divided party is languishing behind the Conservatives in opinion polls, accused the government of "broken promises" on health, education and the economy during its seven years in office. Labour supported the start of the formal Brexit process last month, but has demanded certain conditions, such as retaining strong economic ties with the bloc. Read More »

Commencement speech by No. 2 Senate Republican canceled

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Texas' U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is on President Donald Trump's shortlist to replace James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, a politically perilous posting at a fraught moment in American political history. That petition, coupled with the concern over a potential confrontation, led university officials to cancel Sen. A statement released by university spokesman Kendrick Callis said commencement speaker Sen. Read More »

Barcelona looks to expand brand in the USA by joining NWSL

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Barcelona says it will be the first European club to join the league. But the NWSL confirmed it "looked forward to continuing discussions" with Barcelona over the move. The club also said that it believes having a team in the NWSL would "help us to measure Barca's knowledge in the United States ", while also boosting the league's profile. Read More »

North Korea parades military weapons, but no nuke test

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Kishida noted that more events are expected in North Korea later in April, and said "there is a possibility that the country may take action on those occasions". Pyongyang's vice foreign minister Han Song Ryol said: "We will go to war if they choose". "We've tried persuasion, it's failed, we've tried coercion, it's failed". Read More »

Energy projects in question as Liberals win BC minority

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If the results hold, the Green party would hold the balance of power in the Legislature with its historic three-seat victory. NDP leader John Horgan , meanwhile, is holding out hope that he will be premier once all ballots are counted, and recounted, by May 24. Read More »

United States needs govt shutdown to fix mess

Both of them ended up slamming Senate Democrats, saying they almost led the government to a shutdown with their reluctance to allocate any funds for President Trump's border wall in the government's new funding bill. But the call was beset by technical troubles, and Mr. Mulvaney was able to offer few assurances to temper Mr. Trump's threat of a shutdown, which could leave Republican House and Senate candidates vulnerable in 2018 races if one occurred. Read More »

UK hospitals turn away patients after ransomware attack

The payment was demanded per computer, to be paid in Bitcoin , an untraceable digital currency. After that, the price would be doubled. "Also if you don't pay in seven days, you won't be able to recover your files forever". " At this stage we do not have any evidence that patient data has been accessed ", the NHS Digital statement said. It said the attacks had not affected the companies' services or data protection of their clients. Read More »