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Mutinous soldiers kill 1, wound several as Ivory Coast forces move in

Mutinous soldiers kill 1, wound several as Ivory Coast forces move in Sergeant Seydou Kone, a spokesman for the mutiny, confirmed to Reuters that the soldiers had dispersed the crowds on Sunday but said he was not aware of any injuries. The defence minister has vowed not to negotiate with the renegade troops. Another protest was also broken up by the mutineers in the northern city of Korhogo on Sunday, participants said, though there were no immediate reports of c... [Full Article...]

Nicola Sturgeon urges voters to give her sway in Brexit negotiations

Scottish Conservative shadow finance secretary Murdo Fraser said: "The SNP knows its chaotic approach on issues like currency helped Scots reach the conclusion we are better off part of the UK". Ms Sturgeon said: "I've made no bones about the fact that while there is lots and lots of strength in Scottish education, there are big challenges. [Full Article...]

Vettel still confident despite Hamilton's win at Spanish GP

Third place went to Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo nearly 76 seconds behind. That close encounter saw the Brit take to the run-off and concede the place to the Ferrari briefly, but five laps down the road Hamilton was able to catch and overtake the German for the lead, where he remained at the chequered flag. [Full Article...]

IT dept raids Lalu Prasad Yadav's associates in Rs 1000cr benami deals

IT dept raids Lalu Prasad Yadav's associates in Rs 1000cr benami deals Prasad's daughter has bought nearly seven acres of land worth Rs 100 crores for just about 1.4 crores through mysterious business entities that have allowed her to make huge profits at their expense. "This is not an issue that falls in the domain of the state government nor in the company law of Bihar". One such land deal involving Lalu Prasad and his family members is in Bijwasan in Delhi, he s... [Full Article...]

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Fisherman

At least seven Palestinians were injured after Israeli forces fired rubber bullets and teargas at the march in Beit El military checkpoint, the northern entrance to Ramallah, local sources told Palestinian news agency WAFA Monday. "Our nation marking 69 years of the Nakba , our national catastrophe, is symbolised in our exile and the systematic denial of our rights", said Saeb Erekat, secre... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation row: Trump warns Comey over leaks to media

His comments raised accusations among opponents that he was interfering in the investigation. However, the White House subsequently conceded it was Trump's own decision and that he had been wanting to let him go since his election. That the president claimed to have spoken about an ongoing investigation with the head of the FBI struck many as inappropriate, especially given that Comey has testif... [Full Article...]

Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for insulting Islam

Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for insulting Islam The maximum possible sentence is five years in prison. While running for governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as "Ahok", said his opponents were inaccurately citing the Quran to say voters can not vote for a non-Muslim. Thousands of police were deployed in the capital early on Tuesday in case clashes broke out, however there was no immediate instances of violence following the court's ... [Full Article...]

Conservatives win Lancashire County Council elections

Conservatives win Lancashire County Council elections The Conservatives were on 46 percent, up four points from last week's ORB poll, while Labour was unchanged on 31 percent ahead of a June 8 national election, the poll said. "It's quite clear from results in local elections up and down the country that Theresa May is really connecting with her message, not just with regards to Brexit, but also for helping to support a country that is here to suppor... [Full Article...]

It Is 'Possible' FBI Director Position Will Be Filled by Friday

When he was asked, "Internally, from the president?" The committee had hoped to hear from Comey in closed session following his abrupt firing this week by President Donald Trump. The president was no kinder to Comey on Thursday, calling him names and saying he'd left the Federal Bureau of Investigation in "virtual turmoil". [Full Article...]

World leaders congratulate Moon Jae-in on election win

World leaders congratulate Moon Jae-in on election win If Mr Moon does becomes the first liberal president in South Korea in nine years, it is thought that he could take a softer stance on North Korea. While Moon may try to soothe Chinese anger over the missile-defense system, many observers say it appears too late to call for its withdrawal, which would greatly undermine South Korea's relationship with Washington. [Full Article...]

Cyber security stocks rise after global 'ransomware' attack

Cybersecurity experts say the unknown hackers behind the latest attacks used a vulnerability exposed in US government documents leaked online. "An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the U.S. Bossert said the USA hasn't ruled out involvement by a foreign government, but that the recent ransom demands suggest a criminal network. Bitcoin, the world's most-used virtual curr... [Full Article...]

Trump shared secret info about Islamic State with Russians

Some US officials have told Reuters they have been concerned about disclosing highly classified intelligence to Trump. Rather, it was given to the U.S.by an ally in the fight against ISIS, and was provided with the understanding that it would not be shared with other countries without permission. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council considering new NK sanctions

North Korea on Sunday launched what it said was a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead . "The test-fire proved to the full all the technical specifications of the rocket ... The launch complicates the new South Korean president's plan to talk to the North, and came as U.S., Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific. [Full Article...]

Merkel says she won't tell France what to do

Merkel says she won't tell France what to do Macron, 39, who was sworn in as French president on Sunday, is the youngest French President in France's history and the youngest leader since Napoleon. Philippe served as Juppe's campaign spokesman during the Republicans party primary. But not everyone was pleased with Philippe's announcement. The 46-year-old lawmaker, largely unknown to voters, is a member of the mainstream-right Republicans p... [Full Article...]

Justice Officials To Interview These Four People For FBI Director

The potential successors are Andrew McCabe, the acting FBI Director; Alice Fisher, a defence lawyer who used to lead the department's criminal division; Michael Garcia, a NY state appeals court judge; and John Cornyn, a Republican senator from Texas. [Full Article...]

Xi evokes Panchsheel as India skips meet

According to the host president, those attending the meeting agreed that they will arouse worldwide cooperation on the development of the Belt and Road initiative, in which the challenges facing the world economy will be jointly discussed. Two Chinese government-run banks also will set up lending facilities valued at a total of 380 billion yuan ($55 billion) to support the initiative, Xi said. [Full Article...]

NHS Digital: Trusts sent fix that would have protected them

Microsoft declared the attack a "wake-up call" for governments across the world. The US Senate Intelligence Committee is monitoring the attack and expects to receive a briefing in the coming days from the Trump administration, a panel aide said. [Full Article...]

Greek lawmakers debate extending austerity to decade mark

Those with plans to travel should contact their airlines for revised times.The general strike to take place on Wednesday will also disrupt services at state hospitals as doctors and nurses will be on a 48-hour walkout. Greece's state health system has been hit hard by deep spending cuts imposed under the country's worldwide bailout program. The leftist-led government hopes to vote through future a... [Full Article...]

Security Council condemns NKorea missile test

South Korea just elected a new president, Moon Jae-in, and this missile test was widely seen as Pyongyang's attempt to test his resolve. If combustion chambers are clustered and multiple stages are used, it would be capable of flying for far longer. [Full Article...]

Trump says he could name FBI head by next week

That explanation would nearly immediately be contradicted by news reports and later the president himself. That challenge is sure to confront potential successors to Comey, whom Justice Department officials were planning to begin interviewing on Saturday. [Full Article...]


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