France's Macron to unveil list of candidates for new party

May 23, 2017

While exuberant crowds swarmed the Louvre in Paris Sunday, May 7, to celebrate Macron's victory, the French embassy and ambassador's residence in D.C. "On an endless number of topics, [including] migration, health, the environment, and even the history of our country, the ideas disseminated by the National Front are in open contradiction with undeniable evidence established by research and with the necessary autonomy of the scientific community", the letter continued.


5 things to know about French president-elect Emmanuel Macron

May 23, 2017

Her goal is to vastly expand her number of seats in the National Assembly, where the FN now only has two lawmakers. As with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, good looks and easy charm also help. Russian Federation strongly favored Le Pen and subsidized her party while ultra-right groups across the West saw a Le Pen victory as a chance to break up an alliance system that includes the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.


Trump touches orb, lights up internet

May 23, 2017

The story behind the globe , according to the Washington Post , is that the president, along with his Saudi and Egyptian counterparts, touched it as they inaugurated the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh . Some Graphic novel fans were not lagging behind and compared the picture with Hydra, the villainous organisation bent on world domination of the Marvel universe, and some were reminded of DC Comics' group of supervillains The legion of Doom.


Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch as the new justice for the Supreme Court in Washington D.C., the United States, on January 31, 2017. Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and possible Moscow ties to the Trump presidential campaign.


No deal took place between me and Kejriwal, Mishra lying: Jain

May 23, 2017

The Rs 400-crore water tanker scam involved alleged favouritism in the allotment of contracts to private water tankers to supply water to areas not falling under the Delhi Jal Board's network during the previous Congress government in Delhi.


IAS officer found dead under mysterious circumstances

May 23, 2017

He was in the city from the past two days. A team has left from Karnataka has left to Lucknow to aid in investigations around Anurag's death. Anurag Tiwari who hails from UP's Bahraich district was posted in Bengaluru at present as food and civil supplies commissioner.


Russian foreign minister mocks U.S. media over intelligence reports

May 23, 2017

But debating the legitimacy of the offer - nominally to prove that no classified information changed hands - may be missing the point, Russian foreign policy experts say. president who was a complete novice when it came to military and intelligence operations and procedures, but they felt blindsided by a president who just stepped on "one of their most sensitive of accesses", the defense official told Foreign Policy, who explained that "sources aren't infinite".


Will go to ACB over water tanker scam, says Kapil Mishra

May 23, 2017

A person earlier today tried to attack Mishra, while he was on a hunger strike demanding the reasons behind few AAP leaders' foreign trips in the last two years. I will continue to sit on hunger strike till details of global travel expenses of five AAP leaders are shared", he had said. "He is part of the Bharatiya Yuva Morcha.We don't support violence of any kind", AAP leader Sanjay Singh was quoted by NDTV as saying.


Jeb Bush to 'Chaos' President Donald Trump: Stop Tweeting

May 22, 2017

In a speech to the SkyBridge Alternatives Conference in Las Vegas on Friday, Bush was responding to a question about whether or not he agreed in the naming of a special prosecutor to investigate possible Russian involvement in last year's presidential campaign.


How to avoid a Trump hug? Let us count the ways

May 22, 2017

After Trump's win, it was revealed that Reines had the honor of playing him in debate prep, a duty that he took so seriously he stopped taking his meds. "Comey said that as he was walking across the room he was determined that there wasn't going to be a hug", Wittes told the Times . As he revealed in a tweet on Friday afternoon, that included what to do if Trump tried to give her one of his awkward, jerking, half-handshake hugs.


Homes declared fully under government control

May 22, 2017

Al-Waer has been under full siege for more than a year, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group. He told Lebanon's al-Manar TV that the return of state institutions to al-Waer will begin immediately.


Jared, Ivanka Get Rabbi's OK To Fly On Shabbat

May 22, 2017

Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner called defense contractor Lockheed Martin's CEO Marillyn Hewson to reduce the cost of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system so that Saudi Arabia could buy it, the New York Times reported Thursday.


American climber dies and Indian man goes missing on Mount Everest

May 22, 2017

This year's climbing season has already been marred by three deaths. Mr Marchetti, from Mackay in central Queensland, appeared to be an experienced climber, with many pictures on his social media pages depicting him climbing and hiking with his wife.


What Is the New Silk Road? China's New $1 Trillion Trade Initiative

May 22, 2017

With estimated reserves of around $3 trillion, China is well geared to meet the financing needs of hundreds of projects in and around the proposed OBOR. In Sri Lanka, more than 500 cataract sufferers regained sight in the end of past year, thanks to China-made intraocular lens innovated by Eyebright Medical Group.


Venezuela's Maduro to Trump: 'Get your dirty hands out of here'

May 22, 2017

US President Donald Trump, Maduro said last week, has his hands "deeply penetrated in this conspiracy, which aims to take political control of Venezuela". On the 50th straight day of street rallies against Maduro, protesters also erected barricades of tree branches and stones along the highway where an estimated 10,000 people trudged toward the Interior Ministry in the city centre.


Russian Foreign Minister Mocks Media over Trump Disclosures

May 22, 2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has mocked US news reports suggesting President Trump shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes. Donald Trump's first trip overseas as president, which begins on Friday, is an opportunity for him to escape the scandal-ridden morass of Washington and look statesmanlike on the world stage.


Baldwin sings 'Hallelujah' as Trump on 'SNL' season finale

May 22, 2017

But can the show keep up its ratings boom if Baldwin retires his Trump wig and puckered lips? Stepping into the tangerine cotton candy wig he's worn since last fall to portray the man who sits in the Oval Office, Alec Baldwin began the number solo at the piano.


Canada, Sweden to play in finals

May 22, 2017

Canada had to overcome a vocal partisan crowd and a fired-up Germany squad to keep its chances of a third straight world hockey championship title alive. Hedman got Sweden on the scoreboard with Backstrom serving his second penalty of the game. The second period ended in a brawl and both teams had players penalized for roughing.


President Trump and Saudi King Salman meet in Riyadh

May 21, 2017

He looks forward to speaking with the Pope about how Christian teachings can help put the world on a path to justice, freedom and peace. At a later ceremony at the grand Saudi Royal Court, the king placed the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud, the nation's highest civilian honor, around Trump's neck.


TPP trade deal members seek to move ahead without US

May 21, 2017

China, putting itself forward as a global free trade champion in light of the US shift, will be pushing a free trade agreement to encompass the vast majority of Asian economies. "There would have to be some renegotiation", Mustapa said. "There has been less rhetoric and a more realistic approach", he said. His meetings with Canada and Mexico are likely to be dominated by discussions about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


Mattis outlines new counter-ISIS tactics

May 21, 2017

He hasn't yet announced results of a strategy review he ordered from the Pentagon in late January. "Secondly, he directed a tactical shift from shoving ISIS out of seized locations in an attrition fight to surrounding the enemy and their strongholds so we can annihilate ISIS".


Where does Jeremy Corbyn stand on foreign policy?

May 21, 2017

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression in the USA election system. Labour's defence policy has been dismissed as a shambles by Tory opponents, after leader Jeremy Corbyn failed to rule out the possibility that plans to replace Britain's nuclear deterrent could be scrapped.


We Have A "Very Divided Country" Because Of Russian Investigation "Witch Hunt"

May 21, 2017

Trump focused on fighting drug trafficking and on potential trade deals, as well as the wall he has promised to build along the border with Mexico. Santos mostly stayed out of the tumult. Blunt was co-sponsor with Sen. During a joint appearance in the East Room, Trump did pledge to continue to work with the Colombian government to target drug trafficking networks and reduce coca cultivation and cocaine production.


Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify in US Congress

May 21, 2017

The date of the hearing has not yet been set, but it is projected to take place sometime after Memorial Day on May 29. That's now expected to happen. Earlier this week, Burr and Warner made that invitation formal, inviting Comey to appear before the committee in both an open and closed session, despite Comey's indications that he wanted to appear only in an open setting.


Activists say Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa

May 21, 2017

Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are expected to address the Syrian civil war, refugee crisis and the fight against the Islamic State group, including the USA decision to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters despite Turkey's vehement objections.


USA strikes Syria to protect British and American special forces

May 21, 2017

The officials say the strike near Tanf hit a tank and a bulldozer and forces there, but it was not clear if they were Syrian army troops or other pro-government allies. A member of the US-backed Syrian rebel forces told Reuters the convoy comprised Syrian and Iranian-backed militias and was headed toward the Tanf base when they clashed with some rebel forces.


$110bn arms deal to counter Iran's evil influence: Tillerson

May 21, 2017

On Sunday, Trump is to participate in a meeting with member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council as well as a summit with leaders and representatives from around 50 Middle Eastern and Islamic countries. Jassem bin Mohammed, a Saudi activist, posted on his Twitter page, “A huge explosion shook Riyadh area before Trumps visit amid panic, fear and rumours that this was a Yemeni ballistic missile, and it comes right before the arrival of the American guest [Trump], and this is the message ...


Massachusetts Was the Only State to See Unemployment Rate Increase in April

May 21, 2017

The seasonally adjusted rate for the entire state is 5.4 percent and represents more than 2 million employed workers in Alabama. In addition, there 10,625 more jobs in the state in April than in March, and 9,875 more than in April 2016. That is Canada's lowest jobless rate since 2008. Financial activities added 1,300 jobs, education and health services added 800, and other services added 100.


Lieberman May Have Conflict For FBI Post

May 21, 2017

He also announced he was " very close " to choosing a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace James Comey. Already one red-state Democrat, who would be a top target for Republicans to support a candidate, stated she would not be pleased with Lieberman as a pick.


Iran state TV congratulates President Rouhani's re-election

May 21, 2017

President Hassan Rouhani has taken an unbeatable lead in Iran's presidential election, an Iranian official source told Reuters on Saturday, citing an early unofficial tally, and is set to hand an emphatic defeat to his hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi.


Pakistan now forming new legal team for Jadhav's case in ICJ

May 21, 2017

The handling of Kulbhsuhan Jadhav case by Pakistani lawyers in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has invited heavy criticism from experts as well as media in the country. Yadav was awarded death sentence by Field General Court Martial (FGCM) on charges of espionage. Abraham added that under the Vienna Convention, India should have received consular access to seek justice for the former Indian Naval officer.


Paul Nuttall kept calling Leanne Wood "Natalie" in the leaders' debate

May 21, 2017

ITV News' Daniel Hewitt polled people on who was winning the debate with a clear bias in Natalie's favour. The attack on May's decision not to attend started nearly immediately with Ms Wood using her opening statement to criticise the Prime Minister.


UK Conservatives' power base bolstered in local elections

May 20, 2017

Will that translate to election day? Analysis from YouGov , a polling group, notes that in 1983 and 1987, for example, general elections held soon after local ones yielded quite different results. Crucially, Labour held all of their seven county seats in Gedling - which the Conservatives had targeted as key to securing a majority. Thatcher, Britain's first woman prime minister, was one of the Conservatives' most dominantleaders of the post-war years between 1979 and 1990.


Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas

May 20, 2017

While Kushner Meyer didn't mention President Trump by name - although CNN Money noted that his picture appeared on a presentation slide listing "key decision makers" on the EB-5 program - she did talk about her brother's new job. Kushner as they court investors". Guests at the event said Kushner's sister, Nicole Kushner Meyer, spoke for about 10 minutes, including about her family's humble roots.


Experts predict instability in the legislature after BC election

May 20, 2017

It is within the realm of possibility after absentee ballots are counted and judicial recounts done that B.C. will have a majority Liberal government. If the results hold, the Green party would hold the balance of power in the Legislature with its historic three-seat victory. "I want to work with him, I really do, and I've tried and I've continued to try but he's got to control his temper".



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