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Chibok girls released by Boko Haram in swap deal

Chibok girls released by Boko Haram in swap deal The commendation came in a statement signed by the Convener of the group and former minister, Oby Ezekwesili on Sunday in Abuja , the nation's capital. Nigeria thanked Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross for helping secure the release of the 82 girls after "lengthy negotiations", the presidency said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Trump's tax lawyer says past 10 years show no Russian income

Trump's tax lawyer says past 10 years show no Russian income Trump has repeatedly denied having any investments in or ties to Russian Federation, despite statements to the contrary from himself and family members in recent years. Lindsey Graham, according to the Associated Press , as part of the investigation into the Russia-influence probe. "I have no investments in Russian Federation, none whatsoever", Trump said. [Full Article...]

Active shooter reported on Dallas-area college campus

A faculty member saw the man shoot the woman, prompting lockdown procedures, NBC said . Neither person has been publicly identified, pending notification of family members. "I didn't hear anything", Nanbakhsh told the Dallas Morning News . "You don't expect it, and now you're that school". "He shot three times, and it was too close", she said. [Full Article...]

CIA special unit to focus on nuclear threat of North

He made clear that time was running short and the U.S. had no intention of negotiating without significant concessions from Pyongyang in advance. He is reportedly against the aggressive military measures Trump has threatened to deploy if North Korea does not back down from vigorously expanding its nuclear regime. [Full Article...]

Steve Agnew urges Middlesbrough to be more creative and take more risks

Steve Agnew urges Middlesbrough to be more creative and take more risks Middlesbrough's relegation to the Championship was confirmed last week when they lost 3-0 to Chelsea, but they still have two final Premier League fixtures to play out against Southampton and Liverpool. Middlesbrough needed a result to stay up at Chelsea and the gulf between them was unreal. It's hard to see how the 24-year-old could turn down the opportunity to challenge for trophies and pla... [Full Article...]

Bear visits Connecticut woman's home as she bakes

Bear visits Connecticut woman's home as she bakes Soon, presumably following the wafting scents of fresh brownies, it had its paws pressed against the glass of her back door. He says the creature wasn't afraid of noise, screaming, yelling or pounding. Members of Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were not called to the scene. A neighbour who came into the house in the town of Avon and took these photos said it was "a harrowing ex... [Full Article...]

Cyber strike on United Kingdom hospitals is 'international attack': PM

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said work was ongoing to identify the attackers, and that no patient data had been stolen. In a statement, computer security group Kaspersky Labs said it was "trying to determine whether it is possible to decrypt data locked in the attack - with the aim of developing a decryption tool as soon as possible". [Full Article...]

Corbyn attacks May's plan for snap election despite Parly backing

The Lib Dem leader predicted that Labour will lose "dozens and dozens" of seats on June 8, and said that the only threat to Conservative MPs came from his party. London and Brussels have been at odds on whether talks on the divorce arrangements, including costs, should take place at the same time as negotiations for a trade deal between post-Brexit Britain and the EU. [Full Article...]

India may skip Chinas Belt and Road Forum

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday left for Beijing to attend a two-day conference on the ambitious Belt and Road initiative, a part of which passes through the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Both countries signed agreements on different projects including RMB of Gwadar Airport, Gwadar Expressway, framework of KKH, 21st century's maritime silk road and development of other projects relat... [Full Article...]

Green vote helped NDP more than Liberals, says UBC prof

Speaking to hundreds at Vancouver's convention centre, Horgan said the campaign will go down in history as transforming the province. "There's still 176,000 seconds on the clock and I'm going to wait to see what the final outcome is". He's already discussing his bargaining chips. "The No. 1 deal-breaker right now is banning big money in B.C. politics", he said. The NDP has tabled legislation o... [Full Article...]

Trump Insists He Is Not Under Investigation

Days before he was sacked by Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey requested more resources to pursue his investigation into Russia's election meddling and the possible involvement of Trump associates, USA officials say , fueling concerns that Trump was trying to undermine a probe that could threaten his presidency. [Full Article...]

India PM arrives in Sri Lanka for UN Buddhist celebration

The vice-admiral was also by PTI as having added, "We assure the Indian government that nothing against India will happen in Sri Lankan land and waters around it". Modi said he believes that "Buddhism's message of peace is the answer to growing arc of violence all over the world". Talking about Sri Lanka's tea production, PM Modi said people world over are familiar with Ceylon tea that is ... [Full Article...]

China reiterates support for Pakistan on Kashmir issue

The two sides discussed progress on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), - an important part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's One Belt, One Road vision. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has already arrived along with four Chief Ministers, while Sri Lankan Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe is also attending. [Full Article...]

Tillerson reaffirms US' continued ties with South-East Asia

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US will pursue national security and economic interests before turning to human rights concerns in its relationships with other countries, signalling a shift in Washington's global outlook. Tillerson also underscored the importance to the USA of ASEAN and renewed an appeal to all countries with claims to the disputed South China Sea to stop the constructio... [Full Article...]

US, China Cooperation to Extend Trade

US, China Cooperation to Extend Trade The president celebrated news of the deal by tweeting: "China just agreed that the US will be allowed to sell beef, and other major products, into China once again. "Companies from China may proceed at any time to negotiate all types of contractual arrangement with US LNG exporters, including long-term contracts, subject to the commercial considerations of the parties". [Full Article...]

European Parliament chief denies British PM's allegations

European Parliament chief denies British PM's allegations On Wednesday the British prime minister had delivered an unexpected broadside against the EU, claiming the European commission and unnamed officials had been trying through various means to meddle in the United Kingdom general election campaign. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets warning to Comey over leaks

Officials initially pointed to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's memo as the force that led to Comey's firing. "I will have group conference calls with multiple witnesses", Watts said. The prospect of secret recordings of White House meetings harkens back to the Nixon administration, when President Nixon taped Oval Office meetings. [Full Article...]

Error in NEET questions? Subject experts to deal with ambiguity, says CBSE

Error in NEET questions? Subject experts to deal with ambiguity, says CBSE Its comment comes against the backdrop of concerns raised by few experts and exam candidates that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) which was conducted by the Board on May 7, had at least four "incorrect" questions. "Four teachers have been suspended and the school management has constituted a two-member panel to enquire the whole incident", a school spokesperson said. [Full Article...]

Local election results in Scotland likely to heal COSLA rift

But a recent surge in support for the Scottish Conservatives could make that success hard to repeat. Gordon Brown's former Fife constituency has been identified by Labour as one of its top target seats in next month's general election. But in truth the two figures, the 32% the party won last week and the 50% it secured two years ago, are not directly comparable with each other. "Across Scotl... [Full Article...]

Mercedes upgrade bigger than Red Bull's

For once it was Ferrari suffering reliability problems with Vettel saying: "I'm not happy". "We're expecting some various new parts.but we can't really focus too much on performance until we have solved our reliability issues". The only other driver from the leading trio of teams yet to triumph in Barcelona is Verstappen's Australian team mate Daniel Ricciardo, but the Red Bull has lagged ... [Full Article...]


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