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Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS
- May 15, 2017

Erdogan is expected to travel to Washington D.C.to meet with the president next week-their first face-to-face meeting since Trump took office-and one in which divisions over U.S. Mr Erdogan's remarks came a day after the United States announced it would arm the fighters as a necessary step to recapture Isil's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. (more...)
Immigrants Plan May Day Rallies Buoyed by Trump Opposition Immigrants Plan May Day Rallies Buoyed by Trump Opposition
- May 15, 2017

Patricia Morales, a 50-year-old singer from Ventura, California, said she believes Trump only wants to oust immigrants in the country illegally who commit crimes. But large crowds were expected this year as diverse groups united in opposition to Trump came together to support the marches. It later halted the weekly reports following sustained criticism from jurisdictions and immigration advocates who said the reports were an attempt to intimidate and shame so-called "sanctuary cities". (more...)
Iraq, Algeria support extension of oil production cuts
- May 14, 2017

The projection is four times higher than in November, when the group announced a production cut to try and re-balance oversupplied world markets. Industry group American Petroleum Institute reported that crude prices also gained support by the fall in USA inventory, a 5.8 million barrel decline. (more...)
U.S. intelligence director warns of more Russian cyberthreats U.S. intelligence director warns of more Russian cyberthreats
- May 14, 2017

Coats' comments are coming in his prepared remarks. Iran continues to perform key research and development on nuclear missile capabilities despite the landmark nuclear agreement with Western powers, according to the last USA intelligence assessments. (more...)
Yates, Flynn And The Trump-Russia Investigation Yates, Flynn And The Trump-Russia Investigation
- May 13, 2017

Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, and Vice Chairman Sen. Mr Flynn and other associates of President Trump have received similar requests from the committee for information and documents over the past few weeks. The Daily Beast reported this week, meanwhile, that White House lawyers "have had to warn" Trump "repeatedly" against reaching out to Flynn. Former Acting U.S. (more...)
National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul to face IT probe National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul to face IT probe
- May 13, 2017

The firm withdrew its petition, after a bench of justices, comprising S Muralidhar and Chander Shekhar, asked the company to approach the Income Tax assessing officer. The IT department's move to issue the notices followed its probe on Swamy's complaint alleging that the Gandhis had misappropriated AJL's assets while transferring their shares to the newly formed Young India. (more...)
Naseemuddin Siddiqui's explosive allegation against Mayawati after expulsion Naseemuddin Siddiqui's explosive allegation against Mayawati after expulsion
- May 13, 2017

He also alleged that after the crushing defeat in the recently-concluded Assembly elections in UP, Mayawati questioned him on why Muslims did not vote for BSP. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. As for BSP Rajya Sabha member and General Secretary Satish Chandra Mishra, who was also targeted by Siddiqui, Maywati said Mishra had in fact served the BSP with dedication, so much so that he fought many party cases but did not charge legal fee. (more...)
Juve Back In Champions League final Juve Back In Champions League final
- May 13, 2017

If, as is likely, they face Real in the final, Juventus will go into the game as underdogs, but they have the defensive game plan, at least, to win. This time, it could be Juve's year, especially after it eased past the Catalan team 3-0 on aggregate in the quarterfinals. Tiemoue Bakayoko, Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy, to name only the most notable players, could all be leaving. (more...)
Controversial law prompts ACLU warning for Hawaii residents with Texas travel plans Controversial law prompts ACLU warning for Hawaii residents with Texas travel plans
- May 12, 2017

In an interview Tuesday with NBC 5's Julie Fine, Paxton said the law was created to protect citizens and if you're not breaking the law you have nothing to worry about. It would also result in a misdemeanour charge for sheriffs, police chiefs and constables who fail to comply with detention requests and in removal from office for elected and appointed officials, Abbott's office said. (more...)
U.S. to Arm Syrian Kurds
- May 12, 2017

The Kurdish YPG militia meanwhile welcomed the US decision to arm its forces in the battle against Islamic State in Syria, saying this would be a significant boost in the war against terrorism. According to the New York Times, the delegation was informed of the decision to arm the YPG by Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster. The U.S. (more...)
Sturgeon slams claims Tory surge could derail indyref2
- May 10, 2017

But Labour said that the "Sturgeon surge has become the Sturgeon slump" and the party's leader in Scotland, Kezia Dugdale, told supporters "a vote for the Tories won't send Nicola Sturgeon a message - it will just send Theresa May back to Downing Street". (more...)
Wife of American detained in Pyongyang pleads for release
- May 10, 2017

Tony Kim - or Kim Sang Dok - also a PUST staffer, was arrested on April 22 at an airport in Pyongyang on charges of "hostile acts" toward the regime. Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, or PUST , is run by evangelical Christians, and due to exposure to foreign faculty members, pupils are heavily vetted for something Madden calls "political reliability" before they are admitted. (more...)
Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged
- May 09, 2017

A statement from the Federal Reserve said: "In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the Committee chose to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 3/4 to 1 percent". Economists expect 190,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate to stay at 4.5%, a very low level. Administration officials have expressed hope to get tax cuts approved before the end of the year, but no infrastructure spending program has been put forth. (more...)
SP feud: Shivpal loyalists among 5 expelled by Akhilesh Yadav SP feud: Shivpal loyalists among 5 expelled by Akhilesh Yadav
- May 09, 2017

She added that the government should be appreciated for their good work. "Alliance with Congress is responsible for the present poor state of the party". Meanwhile, insiders in the party revealed that with a unilateral declaration about the secular front by Shivpal, Akhilesh is actively considering to act against him and that includes his expulsion from the party. (more...)
Some rivers receding, but Mississippi River remains high Some rivers receding, but Mississippi River remains high
- May 07, 2017

Osage Street in Pacific, Mo., Wednesday, May 3, 2017. They said he ignored road closure signs and drove right into high water. While precipitation was light and spotty throughout the day Wednesday, NWS was anticipating the coverage and intensity of the rain to increase during the overnight hours and into Thursday. (more...)
Birthday boy Mertens nets 2 as Napoli beats Cagliari 3-1 Birthday boy Mertens nets 2 as Napoli beats Cagliari 3-1
- May 07, 2017

With Gonzalo Higuain's stoppage time equaliser they extended their unbeaten home record in the league to a staggering 84 games, but their local rivals very almost left with a shock win. Torino took a shock lead when Ljajic floated a flawless free kick over the wall and in off the underside of the crossbar, leaving Norberto Neto stranded. (more...)
North Korean missile test fails hours after United Nations meeting on nuclear weapons
- May 06, 2017

On Saturday, John Dickerson of CBS News conducted an interview with President Donald Trump, which began airing on Sunday morning's edition of " Face The Nation ". "I just don't want people to know what my thinking is". Elsewhere, Mr Trump's National Security Adviser, Lt. Gen. HR McMaster said that Trump "has made clear that he is going to resolve this issue one way or the other", but that the President's preference is to work with China and others to resolve it without military action. (more...)
House Passes Overtime Bill House Passes Overtime Bill
- May 06, 2017

According to a release from Representative Kristi Noem, H.R.1180 ( Working Families Flexibility Act ) gives workers flexibility in choosing between overtime pay and additional time off - "a choice that's hard to offer under existing labor laws", the release stated. (more...)
North Korea confirms latest detention of American citizen North Korea confirms latest detention of American citizen
- May 04, 2017

Tony Kim, also known as Kim Sang Duk, was detained for hostile acts to North Korea. North Korea said on Wednesday an American man it had detained in late April, the third US citizen being held by the isolated country, was intercepted because he was attempting to commit "hostile acts". (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers select Cam Sutton with 94th overall pick
- May 03, 2017

Watt takes over the Jarvis Jones role, and he's a significantly better athlete. Indeed, Ramczyk would start all 14 games at left tackle for the Badgers this past season and was named a consensus first-team All-American. Set to host several additional undrafted free agent players for tryouts during rookie minicamp, it is likely Pittsburgh will ultimately need to release more than just eight names. (more...)
VP Pence reaffirms ties with Australia
- May 01, 2017

Way back in February of 2017, which feels like it was 30 years ago at this point, Donald Trump screwed up the simple act of calling Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Outside Kirribilli House, on Sydney Harbour, armed US Secret Service agents patrolled the streets as the Turnbull and Pence families enjoyed morning tea. (more...)
Turkish military convoy moves closer to Syrian Kurds Turkish military convoy moves closer to Syrian Kurds
- May 01, 2017

Erdogan is expected to raise the subject during his first meeting with US President Donald Trump in two weeks in Washington. The YPG/YPJ, the militia of the Syrian Kurdish People's Democratic Union (PYD), are allies of both the United States and the PKK, aiding American airstrikes with ground intelligence on the Islamic State while also collaborating with PKK fighters against ISIS. (more...)
Rallies focus on danger posed by climate change Rallies focus on danger posed by climate change
- April 30, 2017

Although the march is anchored in the USA capital, there were hundreds of sister marches happening in cities across the country and around the globe, including Geneva, Amsterdam and Lisbon. Hundreds of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched to a military prison outside Caracas to demand the release of Leopoldo Lopez and other jailed activists they consider political prisoners. (more...)
Senate race ahead for suspended Alabama chief justice Moore Senate race ahead for suspended Alabama chief justice Moore
- April 28, 2017

Moore will run in what is expected to be a crowded GOP primary to fill the seat vacated by now U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Alabama's Court of the Judiciary suspended Moore for the remainder of his term in September after he instructed the state's probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (more...)
Kupwara Army camp attack: Here is what happened Kupwara Army camp attack: Here is what happened
- April 28, 2017

The injured soldiers were airlifted to Army's 92 base hospital here for treatment. The army suspects that more than two militants attacked the base and could be hiding in the camp. The move came after after several videos and photos depicting alleged abuses of Kashmiris by Indian security forces sparked outrage and fueled protests. (more...)
Netanyahu demands German FM cancel meetings with left-wing Israeli NGOs
- April 27, 2017

But he stressed that Israel's relations with Germany would remain strong and important. Due to its historical responsibility as the perpetrator of the Holocaust that killed six million Jews, Germany has not only been Israel's staunch ally but has also shied away from openly criticising the "Jewish state". (more...)
Mattis To Confront Russia Over Apparent Weapons Shipments To Taliban Mattis To Confront Russia Over Apparent Weapons Shipments To Taliban
- April 26, 2017

Top officials said Monday that the US needs to confront Russian Federation for providing arms to the Taliban in the wake of a devastating attack on an Afghan army base. They have been known to minimize casualties in such attacks in the past, and some local officials have put the number of dead alone as high as 130. (more...)
UN hosts aid-pledging conference for beleaguered Yemen
- April 26, 2017

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has said the UN has now been promised $1.1bn (£860m) - half the amount requested for the humanitarian appeal for Yemen , which is facing the world's largest hunger crisis and experiencing "a tragedy of vast proportions", with a child dying every 10 minutes. (more...)
Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan before release
- April 26, 2017

President Trump's White House is taking credit for the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs - some of which came under former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaReport casts doubt on Trump's job creation claims Rick Perry: Trump should "renegotiate" Paris climate pact Earnest: Obama won't be Democratic Party's next leader MORE, CNN Money reported Tuesday. (more...)
UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election
- April 26, 2017

Labour said it would scrap Theresa May's Brexit plan - outlined in a White Paper in February - which envisages leaving the single market and customs union. The Labour leader questioned why people "want to vote for the SNP, who want to fight for another unwanted and unnecessary referendum, but who have failed abysmally in the fight against poverty and inequality". (more...)