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French police thwart 'imminent terror attack' days before election

The attackers' presumed targets were not identified yet, according to the prosecutor. He expressed solidarity with his fellow presidential hopefuls. "We are not afraid", he told the crowd. France has arrested 101 people since the start of the year over "direct links to terrorism", Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in an interview to be published later today (13 May), exactly six months afte... [Full Article...]

Pence: North Korea is 'getting the message'

Pence: North Korea is 'getting the message' Trump administration officials in recent days have said the Obama administration's strategy of "strategic patience" is over. Last week, Trump said he would not declare China a currency manipulator, pulling back from a campaign promise, as he looked for help from Beijing, which is the North's dominant trade partner. [Full Article...]

British PM Calls For Early Election To Strengthen Brexit Hand

British PM Calls For Early Election To Strengthen Brexit Hand The European Union's Brexit plans remain unchanged by Theresa May's snap election announcement, the council representing EU leaders has said. YouGov polling for The Times showed the swing from Labour to the Conservatives was expected to be bigger in Labour areas which voted to leave the European Union in last year's referendum. [Full Article...]

Indonesia capital votes for governor after divisive campaign

Indonesia capital votes for governor after divisive campaign Opinion polls in the run-up to the election pointed to a dead-heat between the incumbent governor, Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama - the city's first Christian and ethnic-Chinese leader - and a former education minister, Anies Baswedan , who like 85 percent of Jakarta's residents, is Muslim. [Full Article...]

Pence takes message of US resolve against North Korea to Japan

Pence takes message of US resolve against North Korea to Japan Pence arrived in Japan. Pence continued that Washington "will pursue trade which is both free and fair and that will be true in all of our relationships", including the Korea-U.S. As fears grow that it may also be preparing for its sixth nuclear weapons test, Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol said that its programme would only escalate, AFP also indicated. [Full Article...]

On Easter, Pope condemns 'vile' Syrian attack

During the mass, the Pope condemned a bomb blast on a crowded Syrian bus convoy that killed at least 112 people outside Aleppo as an "ignoble" attack. Francis has repeatedly championed the dignity of migrants fleeing war, persecution or poverty. He also mentioned hostilities and starvation plaguing parts of Africa. [Full Article...]

Australia scraps visa for skilled foreign workers

Australia scraps visa for skilled foreign workers Instead of the 457 visas , a new temporary visa will be implemented which will be specifically created to "recruit the best and brightest" in their fields to target particular skill shortages in Australian industries. The 457 visa is now held by around 95,000 skills workers in Australia. The government will also create a new training fund to help fill skills gaps. [Full Article...]

Chronology of events in 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case

The court ordered day to day trial to be completed in two years. Noting that the matter was pending for last 25 years, the bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman said that they would invoke extraordinary powers under the Constitution's Article 142 to transfer the trial to Lucknow where the eight leaders, including and Joshi, could be tried for conspiracy along ... [Full Article...]

Energy, trade on Turnbull India agenda

The two countries signed a total of six Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), including one on tackling terrorism and organised crime together, ANI reported today. Australia will collaborate with India to build capacity of four lakh trainers and assessors over the next few years, Australian Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Rex Tillerson speaks after meeting with Vladimir Putin

Rex Tillerson speaks after meeting with Vladimir Putin Tillerson called the meeting with Putin "productive" and said the two sides spoke extensively about Syria, an issue that has strained U.S - Russian Federation ties. Washington blames Russia's ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad, while Moscow says Syrian rebels are responsible. It was not the first meeting between the two. [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens weekly missile tests as tensions soar over Korean peninsula

Appearing later with South Korea's acting president, Hwang Kyo-ahn, the vice president pointed to Trump's recent military actions in Syria and Afghanistan as signs that the new administration would not shrink from acting against the North. Bush's administration, agreed, saying he "never conceded a trade point with China to get assistance on a security topic", like North Korea. "But dialogue for th... [Full Article...]

Mexican ex-governor evaded justice with help of accomplices

Duarte was one of a triumvirate of rogue PRI governors sought by the Mexican authorities. The detention comes a week after Tomas Yarrington, the former governor of Mexico's Tamaulipas state, was arrested in Italy , also on allegations of organized crime and money laundering. [Full Article...]

California awards Nebraska company $275 contract to fix dam

California awards Nebraska company $275 contract to fix dam Erin Mellon is a project spokeswoman. Efforts are underway to make repairs to both the primary and auxiliary spillways at Lake Oroville. Nearly 200,000 people were under evacuation orders in Northern California Monday after a threat of catastrophic failure at the United States' tallest dam. [Full Article...]

Trump congratulates Erdogan after contentious win

Trump congratulates Erdogan after contentious win People who voted "Yes" say concentrating power in the hands of the presidency will make the country more stable, while critics say it will fundamentally undercut Turkey's democracy. "We look forward to OSCE/ODIHR's final report, which we understand will take several weeks", acting spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement. Kempf said Tuesday that Turkey "needs a strong business partner in Europe ... [Full Article...]

Trump calls Hwang to brief him on Xi summit

Trump calls Hwang to brief him on Xi summit After their first face-to-face at the Mar-a-Lago resort, he trumpeted they had developed an "outstanding" relationship. In the talks, Trump pressed Xi to do more to curb North Korea's nuclear program and the two agreed to a 100-day plan for trade talks aimed at boosting US exports and reducing the gaping USA trade deficit with Beijing. [Full Article...]

Estes Wins Kansas 4th Congressional District Special Election

Ron Estes , the GOP state treasurer, was buoyed by an 11th-hour intervention from national Republicans, Vice President Pence and Trump himself in his bid to retain the seat of former congressman Mike Pompeo, who is now the Central Intelligence Agency director. [Full Article...]

Pakistan braces for Supreme Court decision that could remove PM

Pakistan braces for Supreme Court decision that could remove PM Marriyum said speculation on Panama Papers verdict should be avoided. The group was constituted, on the directions of the Prime Minister, to look into all cases of Indians setting up offshore entities in tax havens. A plea has been filed by ML Sharma in Supreme Court demanding a thorough court probe into the case. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, Jamaat-i-Islami chief Siraju... [Full Article...]

Three dead as man goes on killing spree in California town

Fresno police say a man wanted in last week's killing of a motel security guard fatally shot three men Tuesday. While the gunman yelled " Allahu Akbar " - "God is great" in Arabic - Dyer said police don't believe it was an act of terrorism. [Full Article...]

1 killed, 2 hurt in shooting in downtown Fresno, California

It's too soon to say whether Muhammad, who was homeless, had ties to any militant groups or causes, Dyer said. Muhammad had a long record of criminal charges in Sacramento. He also "suffered auditory hallucinations and had at least two prior mental health hospitalizations", according to court documents. Muhammad is now facing four counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder, Fresno Polic... [Full Article...]

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya arrested in London

In April past year, India revoked Mallya's passport. Earlier in February, the Indian government had handed over a formal request for the fugitive industrialist's extradition to the UK High Commission, saying it had a legitimate case against him in on charges of financial irregularities and loan default. [Full Article...]


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