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J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri district; heavy retaliation by Indian forces

J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri district; heavy retaliation by Indian forces Meanwhile, the District Administration in Rajouri has established special relief camps for the people evacuated from habitations along the Line of Control (LoC) following heavy cross-border shelling in the area. Fifty-one schools in Nowshera sector have been closed for an indefinite period while 36 in Manjakote and Doongi zones have been closed for three days. [Full Article...]

Germany and France agree to draw up roadmap on developing EU

A large group of onlookers, some carrying European flags, stood outside the chancellery as Mr Macron arrived. With Germany's economy, Europe's largest, outperforming that of France, the traditional Franco-German motor at the heart of the European Union project has begun to misfire. [Full Article...]

US lawmakers ask Trump to turn over any Comey tapes

The new director will nearly certainly have to work to maintain the bureau's credibility by asserting political independence in the face of a president known for demanding loyalty from the people he appoints. The six days since the firing of James Comey have brought new reasons to question words from the White House press office and the vice president of the United States. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis and Trump to meet despite disagreements

Pope Francis and Trump to meet despite disagreements The announcement follows Mr Trump's meeting on Wednesday with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and the U.S. president's pledge to mediate peace efforts. "It's a very clear message to the world that the USA and the Arab Muslim countries can form a partnership", Jubeir said. While his campaign slowly backed away from that pledge, one of Trump's first actions in the White House was to push a travel... [Full Article...]

Labour's Corbyn denies pacificism, but says military force has not worked

Still, polls show that 46 per cent of voters intend to back the Tories on June 8, a drop of one point from the previous YouGov poll. "But across the country today, traditional Labour supporters are increasingly looking at what Jeremy Corbyn believes in and are appalled". [Full Article...]

United States government 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

Comey. Mr Schumer said the nominee for FBI Director should not be a "partisan politician", and should have a willingness to stand up to possible pressure from the Trump administration. Regardless, he said Moscow should be "punished". Senator Mike Lee, a conservative Republican and also a member of the Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that it was "probably inevitable" that any tapes would hav... [Full Article...]

Now what? Election puts BC into political parts unknown

Now what? Election puts BC into political parts unknown While the final count won't be concluded until May 22, 2017, voter turnout is estimated at around 57 per cent, up from 55 per cent in 2013. Clark endorsed the project after the federal government's approval, but Horgan has promised to use "every tool in the toolbox" to stop it. [Full Article...]

Disregarding India's concerns, 6 of its neighbours sign deals with China

The forum attendees agreed to promote a rules-based, open and multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organisation at its core. "In a world of growing interdependency and challenges, no country can tackle the challenges, also the world's problems, on its own", Xi said. [Full Article...]

Mishra accuses AAP of money laundering

He has also levelled allegations of corruption against several party leaders, including the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and PWD Minister Satyendra Jain. Last week, he had lodged a formal complaint against Arvind Kejriwal with the CBI and demanded probe into the alleged transaction. Jha, a legislator from Burari, had on Friday announced he would sit on indefinite hunger strike against Mishra f... [Full Article...]

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

Later, Sanders said, "We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity". "I actually asked him, yes". Comey declined , instead offering "honest". However, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's dismissal has triggered days of turmoil in Washington . In a memo, the White House says it "cannot defend the Director's handling of the conclusion o... [Full Article...]

Slain DNC staffer had contact with WikiLeaks, sources say

Slain DNC staffer had contact with WikiLeaks, sources say In a statement released to the media, the family said that private investigator Rod Wheeler - who is a former Fox News contributor who once claimed that gun-toting lesbian gangs were roaming around the country trying to recruit children into lesbianism - was not authorized to speak with the media without the family's permission. [Full Article...]

Singapore luxury car 'vending machine' dispenses Ferraris, Porsches

Singapore luxury car 'vending machine' dispenses Ferraris, Porsches A 15-story tower filled with high-end cars from used auto seller Autobahn Motors opened recently in Singapore, according to the company's website . He has been approached by developers interested in using the company's Automotive Inventory Management System for parking services, he added. This approach has been adopted for inner city parking in many parts of the world, and there is one simila... [Full Article...]

SC verdict: Death penalty for Nirbhaya convicts

SC verdict: Death penalty for Nirbhaya convicts The apex court May 5 confirmed the sentence saying it had sent a "tsunami of shock" all over and was a "rarest of rare" case in which the most brutal, barbaric and diabolical attack was carried out on the victim. "By pronouncing death sentence, the apex court has tried to give a lesson to the society". You can not give a death sentence to anyone for a message to the nation. [Full Article...]

Europol: Ransomware attack is of unprecedented level

Technical staff scrambled on Sunday to patch computers and restore infected ones for fear that the ransomware worm that stopped auto factories, hospitals, shops and schools could wreak fresh havoc on Monday, when employees log back in. "To ensure that all back-up processes and procedures were put in place quickly, the trust declared a major internal incident to make sure that patients already in t... [Full Article...]

North Korea: Ballistic missile test successful

Why does this test matter? North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017. As with much of North Korea's secretive arms program, this couldn't be independently confirmed. "There is enormous pressure when a missile re-enters the atmosphere"... [Full Article...]

UN Syria envoy to reconvene Geneva peace talks next week

UN Syria envoy to reconvene Geneva peace talks next week The next week talks come on the heel of Astana conference between Russia, Iran both backers of the Syrian regime and Turkey supporting the rebels. He voiced hope that the agreement reached last week in Astana to set up "de-escalation" zones in the country will be implemented in full to reduce violence and ensure a conducive environment for Geneva talks. [Full Article...]

Trump and Putin vow to take on Syria, North Korea together

The early afternoon discussion was focused on Syria's six-year conflict, which has left hundreds of thousands dead and displaced millions more. In their first telephone conversation since the rupture in relations last month, Trump agreed to send a representative to Russian-sponsored cease-fire talks starting Wednesday in Astana, Kazakhstan, and the two leaders assigned their top diplomats to... [Full Article...]

Punjab: BSF shoots down Pakistani intruder in Gurdaspur

Punjab: BSF shoots down Pakistani intruder in Gurdaspur The intruder kept moving towards the border fence and did not stop despite warnings, the official added. After which the 120 battalion BSF at Bharial post near pillar number 02 opened fire and killed the intruder. [Full Article...]

Ex-PM Valls swiftly defects to President Macron's party

Congratulatory messages poured in from overseas. Modi had yesterday greeted Macron for his electoral win in a tweet. With the U.S., Macron says he wants continued intelligence-sharing and cooperation at the United Nations, and that he hopes to persuade President Donald Trump not to pull Washington out of a global climate-change accord. [Full Article...]

Comey may get chance to publicly defend himself against Trump

Trump seemed to suggest as much in a tweet Friday, saying, "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Last week Hillary Clinton said Mr Comey had cost her the White House when he announced, just over a week ahead of polling day, that FBI had reopened its investigation into her use of a private email server. [Full Article...]


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