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Congress' exasperated as White House in 'downward spiral'

Trump has the power to declassify anything, but sharing information without permission of the ally who provided it represents "a major breach of espionage etiquette, and could jeopardize a crucial intelligence-sharing relationship", according to the New York Times . Lire la suite »

No new cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium

Protesters gathered outside the Vancouver Aquarium for the fifth straight year on Saturday calling for an end to cetaceans in captivity, and this year they may get their way. The rescue centre is the only facility in Canada with the resources and experts needed to care for rescued cetaceans, he said. However, in a statement issued by Vancouver Aquarium CEO Dr. Lire la suite »

Les forces irakiennes ont repris près de 90% de Mossoul-Ouest

Tous droits de reproduction et de représentation réservés. Le 19 février, elles ont lancé un assaut sur la partie ouest, densément peuplée et qui comprend notamment la vieille ville avec des rues étroites compliquant leur progression. Quelque 250.000 civils seraient encore coincés à Mossoul-Ouest, tandis qu'environ 500.000 personnes ont été déplacées par les combats. Les djihadistes se sont emparés de Mossoul en juin 2014 à la faveur d'une offensive éclair dans le nord et l'ouest de l'Irak. Lire la suite »

Small plane crashes in residential area of NJ near Teterboro Airport

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the crash. Carlstadt Police Department Sergeant Scott Jordan said the plane crashed and damaged at least two warehouses, sparking fires. The airport was closed as thick smoke billowed over the scene. Emergency responders reached the scene a short time later and were working to extinguish the blaze. Lire la suite »

India's refusal to join China's Belt & Road regrettable: Chinese media

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reached Beijing on Friday to participate in the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) forum, aimed at regional development. The memorandums of understanding add to $57 billion already pledged for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a network of rail, road and energy infrastructure that is part of the wider Chinese project also known as the Belt and Road initiative, or One Belt, One Road. Lire la suite »

Britain spending money to strengthen cyber security of health system: Fallon

NHS Digital said it had made health trusts aware last month of IT protection that could have prevented the damage. The warning was echoed by Britain's National Cyber Security Centre: "As a new working week begins it is likely, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, that further cases of ransomware may come to light, possibly at a significant scale". Lire la suite »

Learjet crash near New York City kills 2 crew members

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Officials say two crew members were the only people on board the Learjet 35 when it went down around 3:30 Monday afternoon. The plane crashed in a residential area about a half-mile from the airport, the CNN quoted the Federal Aviation Administration as saying. Lire la suite »

President Trump's Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty

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Dr. Jerry Young, a pastor and President of the National Baptist Convention, says he doesn't endorse candidates. Allowing churches and non-profits to endorse who they please, without fear of losing their non-profit status. "We are giving churches their voices back", Trump told an audience in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday. The order directs the Department of Health and Human Services, Treasury Department, and Department of Labor to issue guidance to religious organizations, ... Lire la suite »

Labour's Corbyn denies pacificism, but says military force has not worked

In an address to the Chatham House global affairs think tank in London , Mr Corbyn insisted he was not a pacifist but cautioned against a "bomb first, talk later" approach to foreign policy. "But that is very far from the kind of unilateral wars and interventions that have nearly become routine in recent times". However, the language used by the Labour leader raises questions about whether a government under his leadership would commit to like-for-like renewal. Lire la suite »

Cyber warning to South Africans after global attack

Russia's interior ministry said some of its computers had been hit by a "virus attack" and that efforts were underway to destroy it. But even now, security experts aren't certain how the WannaCry infection was spread. He said it was too early to say who was behind the onslaught and what their motivation was, aside from the obvious demand for money. The identity of whoever deployed the software remains unknown. Lire la suite »

Mishra accuses Kejriwal, AAP of huge financial irregularities

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Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Monday broke his fast and was discharged from the hospital where he was admitted after he had fainted at a press conference here on Sunday. Mishra tweeted, "Doctors won't discharge until i start taking liquids". What Kapil Mishra says, the BJP repeats it. "My hunger strike will continue until he (Mishra) reveals the time when he went to Kejriwal's house on May 5". Lire la suite »

Sessions Tells Prosecutors to Seek Harsher Punishments

The Sessions memo essentially guarantees a larger federal prison population, ensuring that money that would be better used on preventing crime will be spent imprisoning people who are no risk to the communities. However, the federal prison population is expected to grow under Sessions' watch, considering both his battle against drug offenses and the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. Lire la suite »

North Sea hunt for missing crew after yacht runs aground off pier

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A search operation including lifeboats and a helicopter has begun after a small yacht was discovered run aground with no sign of its crew. The RNLI said that on that occasion the vessel was found with no lights, no VHF radio, no Global Positioning System, and no flares, prompting a warning to other sailors. Lire la suite »

Vladimir Putin, on visit to China, plays Soviet-era melodies on piano

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The Russian leader isn't shy about displaying himself as a macho renaissance man, also participating in judo, ice hockey and horseback riding ― the latter sometimes shirtless. So, Putin played some songs on Xi's piano. "I hope I didn't disappoint you". "With regard to the source of these threats, then I believe that Microsoft has spoken directly about this", Putin said. Lire la suite »

President Xi: China to Host 2nd Belt & Road Forum in 2019

Opening the gathering on Sunday, Xi had two objectives: to win worldwide support for the BRI, which envisages the expenditure of more than $1 trillion on infrastructure projects, thereby enhancing China's global position, and to cement domestic support for his regime as he enters his second term as president. Lire la suite »

Syrian prison crematorium hid killings, USA says

And while Assad allies Russian Federation and Iran may not have had anything to do with the crematorium, they are complicit in the brutal dictator's many other atrocities, according to the U.S. The unusually direct and graphic State Department case laying out the horrors committed by the Syrian regime was meant to bolster Washington's appeal to the Assad regime's chief foreign sponsors to use their influence to rein him in, officials and experts said. Lire la suite »

City removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues in New Orleans

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Lee , which sits in the heart of the city. As preparation for removing the Davis statue, workers had wrapped the torso in a green bubble wrap and then placed a harness attached to a crane around the statue. The statue of the Confederacy's president had been hoisted from its stone pedestal in the pre-dawn hours and the blue glint of police lights was still visible two blocks away outside the corner laundromat where Carol Patterson sat as diverted rush-hour traffic rolled by. Lire la suite »

Venezuelans again shut down capital to protest government

On Sunday, Maduro opponents sought to win over the troops to their way of thinking. Others vowed to stay rain or shine for the full 12 hours of the sit-in. Government supporters say global media coverage of Venezuela has been biased, emphasising government repression and minimising opposition violence. Lire la suite »

Patients asked to use services 'wisely — NHS cyber-attack

The indiscriminate attack, which began Friday, struck banks, hospitals and government agencies, exploiting known vulnerabilities in old Microsoft computer operating systems. "It won't be too late as long as they're not infected. It should just be a case of making sure installing updates is enabled, installing the updates, and reboot". Lire la suite »

North Korea claims test of 'newly developed ballistic rocket'

In a unanimous statement backed by China, the council yesterday stressed the importance of North Korea immediately showing honest commitment to denuclearization through concrete action. "We are calling on all those folks in the region, particularly China and Russian Federation, to do everything they can in terms of sanctions to help resolve this situation and bring stability to the peninsula", White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters Monday. Lire la suite »

Miss USA's 10 finalists named in Las Vegas

The runner-up of the night was Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg , a marketing and Spanish student at Rutgers University, while the second runner-up was Miss Minnesota Meridith Gould , who is studying apparel retail merchandising at the University of Minnesota. Lire la suite »

Delhi HC transfers missing Najeeb Ahmad case to CBI

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After receiving the summons, the students had opposed the police's move. The court now posted the matter for July 17. The Delhi High Court had pulled the police up over the delay in recording the statements of the students suspected to be behind Najeeb's disappearance. Lire la suite »