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Donald Trump Israel seeks to contain fallout from US President's intel sharing

The statement was the first Israeli comment following US President Donald Trump's alleged intelligence leak reports, Xinhua news agency reported. Another former Mossad head, Danny Yatom , said: "We need to punish the Americans, it's possible, so that we don't put Trump in a position where he is again tempted". [Full Article...]

Trump UN ambassador says embassy should move to Jerusalem

The announcement of Trump's visit to the Jewish holy site came amid the controversy in Israel over a report that a USA diplomat preparing Trump's visit referred to the Western Wall as being part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The said event marks the 50th anniversary of the city's reunification during the 1967 Six Day War. "What is the president's obsession now with a peace negotiation?" ... [Full Article...]

Flood ravaged Quebec won't be normal for a month

In Pierrefonds, one of the hardest-hit regions near Montreal, Johanne Aubin spent the morning pumping water from her basement using a pump from her backyard swimming pool. "We will do daily evaluations", he said. "We have about 50 centimetres more water on the Lac des Deux Montagnes, so that's half a metre", said Hydro-Quebec spokesperson, Serge Abergel. [Full Article...]

Beyer Responds to Furor Over Reported Comey Memo

European governments preparing for a looming round of major summits with Donald Trump are resigned to the fact that they will just have to learn to deal with a US president whom they see as increasingly erratic. Context is critical, and we don't have it. "Don't give in, don't back down and never stop doing what you know is right", Trump said. Those offenses also include what looks every bit lik... [Full Article...]

South Korea willing to reopen communications with North amid missile crisis

South Korea willing to reopen communications with North amid missile crisis That's likely to become a recurring theme for North Korea, as certainly the U.S. threat won't be going away any time soon, with Trump rejecting South Korea's new president in calls to restart diplomacy. Her remarks seem to indicate a difference in nuance from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who said in a press conference in Seoul on March 17 that the pathway to dialogue "can only be achieve... [Full Article...]

One Republican finally finds the courage to broach impeachment, rest remain silent

Meanwhile, signs of Republican weariness of Trump surfaced in a written statement from U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin of Maine's 2nd District, who has drawn fire for ducking any issue that's remotely controversial. 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. [Full Article...]

Students choose NDP over Greens, BC Liberals in mock elections

Horgan sought to portray Clark as out of touch with regular British Columbians who feel the economy is not working for them, while Weaver cast the Greens as political outsiders. Barring any major change in the current makeup of seats, Weaver could agree to form a coalition with either the NDP or Liberals to give them a majority. [Full Article...]

President Trump claims he is worst-treated politician in history

Yet, rather than try to douse suspicions, Trump has dismissed the overt espionage attacks from Russian Federation that 17 US intelligence agencies assess were meant to influence our election. Mr Mueller, whose appointment was announced by the Justice Department, will look into alleged interference by Moscow in last year's U.S. election and any ties to the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

Ohio high school students get pepper-sprayed for class

Ohio high school students get pepper-sprayed for class A video shows as a many as 14 students standing in line for the experiment as part of a Criminal Science Technology class. Numerous teenagers immediately started screaming in agony. Pepper spray is usually associated with police, criminals, protesters, and demonstrations. The exercise is supposed to help students who may be going into law enforcement understand the effects of pepper spray. [Full Article...]

Trump to address graduates of US Coast Guard Academy

The event begins at 11am ET, 8am PT and is streaming on YouTube . "You can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams", he said. The White House faced scrutiny over their changing explanations for Trump's decision, and at one point, Trump suggested in an interview that Comey's investigation into his 2016 campaign and Russia's election interference was a motivating factor. [Full Article...]

In the Wake of Comey's Firing, Democrats Need to Step Up

The shifting explanations from the White House regarding the firing - Trump also tweeted Friday that "it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!" - were another issue for DuHaime. The Senate Intelligence Committee invited Comey to meet this Tuesday. FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington , Wednesday, May 3, 2017. [Full Article...]

The House Oversight Committee is inviting Comey to testify

As if all of this isn't bad enough, Trump appears to have imperiled United States national security because he wanted to show off for his guests. It's sad, very sad. Calls are growing louder for the impeachment of Trump amid an investigation into his alleged links to Russian Federation. But such statements, like the handful of House GOP calls for impeachment, represent hairline cracks in Repub... [Full Article...]

14th GST council meet starts in Srinagar

14th GST council meet starts in Srinagar Under it, C-GST will be levied by the Centre, S-GST by states and I-GST on inter-state supply of goods and services. "So it is a very important meeting and perhaps it is towards the concluding part of the GST council", he said. Saudi Arabia plans to do it in 2018. He noted that the new tax regime would prevent tax evasion. Kerala favours fitment of tax rates in such a way that they are revenue n... [Full Article...]

Kulbhushan Jadhav's fate to be decided today at 3.30pm

Kulbhushan Jadhav's fate to be decided today at 3.30pm The ICJ had last week "stayed" the execution on a petition by India, which approached the United Nations court after 46 years on an issue with Pakistan. Pakistan argued that Jadhav had been caught waging war against the Pakistani state or its equivalent, and was involved in acts of sabotage in Balochistan and elsewhere. [Full Article...]

Judiciary panel expects to ask Comey to testify

We can only hope. "Our allies and partners must have the utmost confidence that sensitive information they share with us will not be disclosed", he tweeted. John McCain, R-Ariz., weighed in as well. On Monday, The Washington Post reported that Trump had revealed "highly classified information" to two top Russian diplomats - Kislyak and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov - whom he met with in... [Full Article...]

Obamacare repeal Bill far from a sure thing

Obamacare repeal Bill far from a sure thing While it's unclear what, if anything, will survive of the bill, the portion that deals with preexisting conditions is getting a lot of play on social media. That's because the 30 percent premium penalty that people with a lapse in insurance would have to pay under the bill would go to the insurance company, not the federal government, so it would have no budget impact. [Full Article...]

Passenger Ferry Linking North Korea With Russia Completes First Trip

Passenger Ferry Linking North Korea With Russia Completes First Trip The vessel's operator has said the service is meant only for business and serves no political motive. The ferry route will operate once a week. "Now in China tour operators already provide tour packages with our cargo-passenger service", Khmel said, adding that the ferry will carry cargos, mostly food. [Full Article...]

Japan: Princess Mako gives up monarchy in order to marry commoner

Japan: Princess Mako gives up monarchy in order to marry commoner Japan's 25-year-old Princess of Akishino, who is planning to get engaged to a 25-year-old law firm employee and graduate student, Kei Komuro , may be renouncing her in order to tie the knot. However, experts have already raised concerns on the shrinking imperial that now has 19 members, 14 of whom are female. Mako and Komuro are both 25 years old. [Full Article...]

After release, Chelsea Manning 'looking forward to so much'

After release, Chelsea Manning 'looking forward to so much' After her release, Manning said in a statement, "After another anxious four months of waiting, the day has finally arrived". Chelsea Manning, the Army private behind one of the largest leaks of classified government documents in US history, was released Wednesday from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia counting down the seconds until Trump arrives

Saudi Arabia counting down the seconds until Trump arrives That afternoon, Trump is slated to have lunch with leaders from dozens of Muslim countries, "where he will deliver an inspiring, yet direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology", according to McMaster. Earlier, a Gulf News report posted on its website the invitations for the coming Arab, Islamic and United States summit were being sent to leaders of the member countries of the Sau... [Full Article...]

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