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Conservatives climbdown over 'dementia tax' after backlash

The Prime Minister denied that she had rewritten the Conservative manifesto . " Nothing has changed , nothing has changed, we are offering a long-term solution for the sustainability of social care for the future", she said , shaking her head and raising her voice as it was described as a U-turn by journalists. [Full Article...]

Latest N.Korean missile test reveal improved technology: Seoul

Latest N.Korean missile test reveal improved technology: Seoul Some experts, including officials in Tokyo, estimate that Sunday's launch successfully tested a new type of missile in Pyongyang's arsenal. Moon took office on May 10 after winning an election on a platform of a more moderate approach to the North, with which the South is still technically at war since no peace treaty was signed at the end of their 1950-1953 conflict. [Full Article...]

Flynn to decline Senate subpoena, take Fifth Amendment

Flynn to decline Senate subpoena, take Fifth Amendment Then it issued a subpoena. The retired lieutenant general is a key witness in the Russian Federation probe, which has roiled the first months of President Donald Trump's presidency with a spate of negative news reports . Now that Flynn has formally invoked the Fifth, congressional investigators have several options. According to that March 14, 2016 report, Flynn made false statements to inves... [Full Article...]

ICJ has given no order on 'consular access' for Jadhav: Aziz

He said the ICJ has not decided on consular access either and has only intimated that the matter will come under discussion. According to Islamabad, Jadhav was reportedly arrested from Pakistan's Balochistan province on March 3, 2016. Following the judgment, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria stated that Pakistan had challenged the authority of the ICJ after consulting with all instituti... [Full Article...]

EC meeting on EVMs underway, AAP claim its proposal rejected

Using a prototype of what looked like an EVM used by the poll panel, Bharadwaj on Tuesday claimed that codes embedded inside the voting machines can be used to manipulate results. Previously the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), during a special session of the Delhi Assembly, conducted a live demonstration on how EVMs can be tampered with. [Full Article...]

Trump in Saudi says Muslim world must "drive out" extremists

Trump in Saudi says Muslim world must David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee, said that "President Trump's refreshing honesty is welcome and needed in describing the Islamist extremist threat that developed in the Middle East years ago, and spread across the region and around the world". [Full Article...]

French President Macron stresses on combating Jihadi threat

French President Macron stresses on combating Jihadi threat France's new president Emmanuel Macron is praising a "crucial" and "exemplary" relationship with the United States in intelligence-sharing for military operations in Africa's Sahel region. The president said he and Merkel had agreed to "strengthen our cooperation further to help the countries of the region". France intervened in 2013 to drive out al Qaeda-linked militants who seized northern Mal... [Full Article...]

'I never mentioned the word or the name Israel' to Russians

'I never mentioned the word or the name Israel' to Russians The initial meeting also contained an interesting jab thrown by the Prime Minister's wife at one of Trump's favorite political targets: The Media. Mrs. Trump told the premier that he was "honored" by the invitation extended by Netanyahu to visit Israel before calling for a renewed peace effort between Israel and the Palestinians. [Full Article...]

Grassley 'extremely disappointed' Comey won't testify before panel

Grassley 'extremely disappointed' Comey won't testify before panel Mark Warner (D-Va.), the committee's vice chairman, said he believes Burr's comments that Flynn has more time to comply with the subpoena were correct. The top lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday criticized former FBI Director James Comey's decision to not testify before their panel and only testify before the panel investigating Russia's interference in the election. [Full Article...]

Oil Hits 1-Month High Ahead of OPEC Meeting

Falih said high compliance to the supply curbs by oil producers including Russian Federation and high seasonal demand for oil in summer will help reduce oil inventories and stabilize the market . " OPEC is scheduled to meet on 25 May to discuss the ongoing oil curb deal". Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's energy and industry minister. Data from energy services company Baker Hughes showed... [Full Article...]

Trump close to picking outside counsel for Russia probe

Trump close to picking outside counsel for Russia probe A source told CNN that Mueller had been briefed on memos Comey had written about his interactions with Trump, including his recollection of Trump asking for the FBI to end its investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. [Full Article...]

British Police Confirm Deaths After Reported Explosion At Manchester Arena Concert

British Police Confirm Deaths After Reported Explosion At Manchester Arena Concert The American singer is safe, according to her spokesperson. NBC reported that authorities believed there were possibly two explosions, although there was no confirmation on what triggered the blasts. "All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected", she added. A concert-goer, identified only as Livvy, told Mail, "We saw the explosion happen". [Full Article...]

United Nations condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. "We've got to do action", Haley told MSNBC television. Sunday's missile test came as US President Donald Trump was on his first trip overseas, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican. The missile, a solid-fuel "Pukguksong-2", flew about 310 mile... [Full Article...]

Texas Lawmaker Threatened With Lynching After Seeking Trump Impeachment

Texas Lawmaker Threatened With Lynching After Seeking Trump Impeachment I promise you. We are going to continue with this, because there has been an impeachable act and we have to act. Another man left a message saying Green would be the one impeached after "a short trial" and then he would be hanged, according to the recording. [Full Article...]

Trump Denies Revealing Source Of Classified Information He Gave Russian Officials

Trump Denies Revealing Source Of Classified Information He Gave Russian Officials President Donald Trump on Monday became the first sitting USA president to visit the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism. "So you have another story wrong", he said. Trump visited the Western Wall without any Israeli government officials by his side despite requests from Israeli officials. Tillerson said the second leg of the journey was to "Tel Aviv, home of Judaism", though Trump... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump slaps at President Trump's hand, refuses to hold it

Melania Trump slaps at President Trump's hand, refuses to hold it Most days, I don't particularly feel bad for Melania Trump . Some people assessed that perhaps he was trying to hurry her to his side rather than hold her hand, but in any event, Melania made a quick motion with her hand, appearing to slap Donald's away. [Full Article...]

Senior White House Adviser Is 'Person of Interest' in FBI Russia Probe

But it lead to criticism from Mr Trump's political rivals, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who said earlier this week: "If these reports are true, the President's brazen attempt to shut down the FBI's investigation of Michael Flynn is an assault on the rule of law that is fundamental to our democracy". [Full Article...]

OCBC starts onshore private banking unit in Indonesia, Banking

OCBC starts onshore private banking unit in Indonesia, Banking The bank announced Monday that local subsidiary OCBC NISP has obtained regulatory approval to establish the private-banking unit, which will provide services for high-net-worth Indonesians with assets of more than $1 million. The team is expected to double in size by the end of the year. "Many of the business owners, whether they are of the SMEs or the larger companies, are our potential private... [Full Article...]

Former FBI chief Comey postpones testimony before US House committee

Former FBI chief Comey postpones testimony before US House committee The US media have been questioning alleged ties of the Trump campaign to Russian Federation and exploring the claims that Russian Federation may have influenced the 2016 presidential election. "There's been an very bad lot written and said about it, but I don't even know that the Department of Justice has them". "Director Comey served his country with honor for many years, and he deserves an opp... [Full Article...]

Monica Lewinsky Writes That Roger Ailes Made Her Life a 'Nightmare'

Monica Lewinsky Writes That Roger Ailes Made Her Life a 'Nightmare' With "hell is coming with me", he may have been quoting a line from Kurt Russell's Wyatt Earp in the movie Tombstone , Raw Story notes. "Their dream was my nightmare", she said. Meantime, Mr. Ailes huddled with his employees at Fox News, dictating a lineup of talking heads to best exploit this personal and national tragedy. In the wake of Bill O'Reilly's departure, as some fretted about dec... [Full Article...]


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