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Rights groups fear suppression as Trump creates panel to study voter fraud

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach landed a role in the administration of President Donald Trump with appointment Thursday as vice chairman of a federal commission examining allegations of voter fraud by millions of people in the November election. [Full Article...]

Posters of militants involved in Lt Umar's killing appear in Shopian

Posters of militants involved in Lt Umar's killing appear in Shopian The autopsy report showed marks on his body, indicating that he had resisted the militants who abducted him, the officials said. He had been fired at from a close range. "His sacrifice reiterates the nation's commitment to eliminate terrorism from the Valley", he said. "They perpetrate such cruelties without considering if the people are Kashmiri or non-Kashmiri", Sehgal told ANI. [Full Article...]

Before the ax, Comey was pushing Trump-Russia probe harder

Comey apparently learned of his firing by seeing it on television after he had already left Washington , D.C. for L.A. In a brief letter Tuesday to Comey, Trump said the firing was necessary to restore "public trust and confidence" in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. [Full Article...]

President Trump meeting Pope Francis at The Vatican this month

US President Donald Trump announced Thursday a tour in the Gulf and the Middle East as of this May 23 with Saudi Arabia as his first stop in a move to warm up ties with the Arab world. "It's a clear and powerful message that the U.S. harbors no ill will toward the Arab and Muslim world", he said. The president will finish his visit with what White House officials called a "historic" trip t... [Full Article...]

Valls offers to back Macron in general elections

The rest will be from the centrist Modem party or rebels from the Socialists and right-wing Republicans. But the party has yet to pick dozens of other candidates for the 577 seats at stake in the June elections, hoping more politicians from other parties will switch sides. [Full Article...]

National Express Group reiterated as Neutral By JP Morgan

The SI to Unique Fabricating Incorporated's float is 1.38%. It closed at $22.18 lastly. It has underperformed by 9.75% the S&P500. Raymond James maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Tuesday, August 11 report. Therefore 87% are positive. Debenhams Plc has a 1-year low of GBX 50.35 and a 1-year high of GBX 76.50. Equities researchers at Liberum Capital have GBX 275.00 target price per ... [Full Article...]

ASEAN wants stronger ties with China

ASEAN wants stronger ties with China The Philippine president unexpectedly did not read out an ASEAN chairman's statement with an official summary of the event, and hours after the meeting was over, the document had still not been released. Two weeks into Mr Duterte's presidency a year ago, the Hague court ruled in favour of the Philippines, angering China. An earlier draft had Asean's leaders seeking to avoid actions, "such as lan... [Full Article...]

Russian Stocks Falter As Trump's FBI Problem Distracts Markets

Publicly, the White House put on a courageous face. No other media was allowed to cover Trump's Oval Office meeting , which came just a day after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey , who had been leading the investigation into the campaign's ties to Moscow. [Full Article...]

Tories in strong United Kingdom local poll gains

Pollsters got the result of the 2015 election badly wrong, concluding that they had underestimated support for the Conservatives and had over-represented Labour supporters in their surveys. Mr Corbyn described the results as "mixed" and insisted they were "closing the gap" on the Conservatives, but acknowledged they faced a huge challenge. [Full Article...]

Russian State Media Gets Access To White House Meeting While U.S

The White House says President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russian Federation of the American leader's young presidency. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov entered through the West Executive entrance, out of range for reporters to ask questions. The meeting was the highest-level encounter between the United... [Full Article...]

Trump's fury over Russian Federation investigations spurred him to fire Comey, report says

The White House rejected the idea. Trump has repeatedly asked his advisers why the investigations - being conducted by the FBI, the House, and the Senate - would not go away and sometimes screamed at the TV while watching stories about them, the aides reportedly said. [Full Article...]

Gordon Brown urges Labour vote - without mentioning Jeremy Corbyn

Mr Corbyn faced recriminations over the leaking of the draft manifesto on a day when a vehicle carrying the Labour leader ran over the foot of a BBC cameraman, who was taken to hospital. The draft manifesto also details Labour's view on immigration - a key factor in Britain's referendum previous year on leaving the EU. She will add: "If you put your trust in me, back me, I will strive to be a le... [Full Article...]

Macron's Election Victory Is Only Half The Battle

Macron's Election Victory Is Only Half The Battle Valls' overture received a non-committal response from Macron's party. Macron's 577 candidates are expected to be announced Thursday and Macron himself will be sworn in on Sunday. "The Front National is a tool that will evolve to be more efficient, bring even more people together after the number of voters we reached last night". [Full Article...]

Macron fields activists for French legislative elections

More than half - 52 percent - are citizens who, like Macron, have never held elected office. Another 148 candidates will be known next week. Stats out of Germany were on the negative side, with Germany's trade surplus narrowing more than forecasted in March and industrial production falling by 0.4% compared with a forecasted 0.6% increase, the stats pegging back the Euro going into the European... [Full Article...]

New Hamas chief backs hunger-striking prisoners

Hamas, which controls Gaza , recently published a new, more pragmatic political programme to end the isolation groups, which the West consider a terrorist organization. He was first named Palestinian prime minister in 2006, after Hamas defeated the Fatah movement in elections. His position got enhanced in Hamas during Al-Aqsa Intifada because of his relationship with Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and b... [Full Article...]

New S Korean President Promises to Build 'New Country' at Inauguration

Wished him every success and invited him to visit India soon. The man nominated as South Korea's new spy chief said on Wednesday the right conditions to resolve North Korea's nuclear crisis should be set before a summit between South and North Korea could take place. [Full Article...]

Trump admits Russian Federation probe played into Comey's firing

In an interview with NBC News, President Trump mentioned the White House dinner with Comey, but he cited the dinner as one of three occasions when Comey had told him "you are not under investigation". It's an excuse for the Democrats for losing an election they should have won". "I don't think of it as loyalty, whoever the director is, I want him to do the right thing". [Full Article...]

California governor to release revised spending plan

California governor to release revised spending plan That includes preserving middle-class college scholarships, increasing Medi-Cal payments to doctors and funding affordable housing, he said in a statement - none of which were included in the governor's proposal. "And because of leadership taken in passing SB 1, California will be adding nearly $3 billion to fix our roads and bridges immediately and creating jobs for the middle class". [Full Article...]

China, US reach agreement on beef, poultry and natural gas

China, US reach agreement on beef, poultry and natural gas The deals are the first tangible results of trade talks that began last month after US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Florida to discuss cooperation between the world's two largest economies. Under the agreement Chinese companies will be permitted "at any time to negotiate all types of contractual arrangement with U.S. LNG exporters, including long term contracts", ... [Full Article...]

Influence of English is fading, says EU chief Juncker

He supported May's belligerent rhetoric too, saying the PM "was right to point out to everybody that these negotiations are going to be not just hard, but extremely tough, and to rightly point out how they are going to be dealt with". "No one should be confronted with a mountain of red tape", Barnier said, two days after the European Commission circulated a draft of negotiating directives he will ... [Full Article...]


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