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Mexico's president calls for more protection of journalists

Mexico's president calls for more protection of journalists Reporters scrawled: "They're killing us in Mexico - No to silence" on the ground, echoing words written by Valdez himself last month on his Twitter account. His last contribution to AFP was 11 days ago, about the extradition to the United States of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, former head of the notorious Sinaloa cartel. [Full Article...]

Ian Brady, notorious British serial killer, dies at 79

Ian Brady, notorious British serial killer, dies at 79 Brady died in the high-security Ashworth Hospital near Liverpool overnight. The spokesman said Brady died at 6.03pm on Monday, but was unable to say what Brady died of, and said he had been on oxygen for a while. However, the coroner also said that the killer had no known relatives. He said: "It just remains to be seen whether information is passed over to the police after his death from his... [Full Article...]

Merkel's Conservatives Win German State Election

State polls have been seen as voter mood tests ahead of Germany's parliamentary elections in September. Governor Hannelore Kraft's coalition with the Greens lost its majority in the state legislature. National polls show the Social Democrats trailing Mrs Merkel's conservatives by up to 10 points after drawing level earlier this year. Her present Cabinet is one of a "grand coalition" with her... [Full Article...]

Comey documented 'everything he could remember' after Trump conversations

For now, the White House has denied the New York Times report in its entirety. What can you tell us about it? The incident was first reported Tuesday by the The New York Times . But the president took to Twitter to insist he had the "absolute right" to share "facts pertaining.to terrorism and airline flight safety" with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Iran top leader vows to enhance missile capability

Iran top leader vows to enhance missile capability Leader of Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei says Iran's enemies are trying to create "insecurity and sedition" in the country, calling on the nation to stay vigilant in the face of the plot. More than 50 million people are eligible to vote. Ayatollah Khamenei then recommended the six presidential candidates to focus on economic issues and the plans to improve the livelihood of people i... [Full Article...]

Investigators raid homes of Indian ex-finance minister, son

Investigators raid homes of Indian ex-finance minister, son It has levelled the charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, taking gratification by corrupt or illegal means, to influence public servant and criminal misconduct. INX Media was then owned by Peter Mukerjea, who's now facing charges of murder in Sheena Bora case a.long with his wife Indrani Mukerjea. The Yadavs have said that the property they are accused of secretly owning has been listed by t... [Full Article...]

Trump's disclosure endangered spy placed inside ISIS by Israel, officials say

McMaster told reporters outside the White House late Monday. The administration of US President Donald Trump insisted the chief executive's decision to share classified information with Russia's foreign minister and US ambassador created no danger for US intelligence officials and will not threaten relations with America's allies because the source of the information wasn't divulged. [Full Article...]

Israel Demands Explanation of US Diplomat's 'Western Wall' Comment

The firm denial coming from the prime minister's office was backed by a rare and unusual move. Israel considers all of Jerusalem its undivided capital, an internationally unrecognized claim. The current CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, Jonathan Greenblatt , urged the White House to clarify its stance following the report . Trump's two-day visit will coincide with Jerusalem Day, marking t... [Full Article...]

Israel will deploy 10000 police for Donald Trump visit

Netanyahu had requested joining Trump on his visit to the site, Channel 2 reported , only to be denied on these grounds. Israel's Channel 2 reported Monday that the USA delegation rejected Israeli requests that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and an Israeli TV crew accompany President Donald Trump on his visit to the Western Wall. [Full Article...]

Schumer demands transcript of Trump meeting with Russian officials

Putin said the transcript could be provided, "if the USA administration finds it appropriate", CNN reported . White House counterterrorism adviser Tom Bossert, who was not in the May 10 meeting, learned about what Trump said when he read notes immediately afterward, a USA official with direct knowledge told NBC News. [Full Article...]

White House lit blue to honour slain police officers

White House lit blue to honour slain police officers The bracelets honor the 143 officers who died in the line of duty past year across the country. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page , which tracks police deaths across the country, there were 145 line-of-duty deaths in the law enforcement community in 2016. [Full Article...]

Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel?

That distinction — Jerusalem , not Israel — reflects the US position that the city's fate is an issue for Israelis and Palestinians to work out through future peace negotiations. diplomat noted Israel didn't have a "sovereignty" case to be made on Trump wanting to visit a spot in the Old City. The Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City (right) and the Dome of the Rock above. [Full Article...]

GOP lawmaker says Trump allegations, if true, are grounds for impeachment

While the White House initially cited a Justice Department recommendation and Comey's very public handling of the Clinton email investigation as reasons, those explanations quickly shifted. In an appearance on Baier's show, Charles Krauthammer said it was "stunning" that no White House representatives had issued a defense of the president under their own names. [Full Article...]

Putin says he can prove Trump did not pass Russian Federation secrets

If the Trump administration deemed it appropriate, Putin said Russian Federation could hand over a transcript of Trump's meeting with Lavrov to USA lawmakers to reassure them that no secrets were revealed. "We share a lot of information that is very sensitive". Speaking at a joint news conference with the visiting Italian prime minister on Wednesday, Putin said he had "no other explanation" as t... [Full Article...]

Trump faces fallout over Comey appeal, intelligence sharing

Last Monday, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates revealed that she warned the Trump White House that the president's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, could have been compromised by the Russians. But how numerous people clamoring for Trump's impeachment today would defend the impeachment of Bill Clinton almost twenty years ago? "We can't deal with speculation and innuendo... [Full Article...]

Pochettino: today is my favorite memory of White Hart Lane

Tottenham finished in the top two for the first time in the league since 1963 and also finished above their local rivals Arsenal for the first time in over two decades. United briefly threatened, Rooney heading over from a Daley Blind corner and then playing an outside-of-the-foot pass down the line to Anthony Martial, who cut in and curled wide. [Full Article...]

Enda Kenny has officially announced his resignation

The veteran politician's resignation follows more than six years at the head of government. But at a parliamentary election previous year, Fine Gael suffered a backlash from voters who felt the recovery was passing them by. "Having inherited a country and an economy that was decimated by mismanagement, Enda's strong leadership and ability to make hard decisions was recognised both at home and ov... [Full Article...]

High possibility of war with North Korea, warns new South Korean president

High possibility of war with North Korea, warns new South Korean president On Wednesday a pro-Pyongyang newspaper based in Japan urged Moon to forsake the security alliance with the United States . It is not a crisis, but it is a slap in the face to Moon as well as every other government that hopes to get North Korea to act in accordance with global rules and the wishes of the rest of the world. [Full Article...]

Mark Hamill hilariously pranks fans asked to re-enact Star Wars moments

Mark Hamill hilariously pranks fans asked to re-enact Star Wars moments It was an instant classic. While the force is with so many of us on Thursday, there's one particular fan and Star Wars actor, Riz Ahmed, who's celebrating May the 4th by one-upping all of us. And, it turns out, plenty of your favorite Instagram celebrity pets are proud Star Wars fanatics, too. We bring you two clips from our archive to celebrate the mythology at the heart of the film s... [Full Article...]

Putin 'ready to provide recording' of Lavrov-Trump exchange

Trump has been put on the defensive for sharing classified information with the Russian foreign minister and the Russian ambassador during a White House meeting last week . In Washington, Republican and Democratic lawmakers said they wanted to see the Comey memo. US Representative Adam Kinzinger joined a small but growing number of Republican lawmakers who have said they would back some sort of i... [Full Article...]


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