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North Korea again dominates South Korea's presidential election

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China's Communist Party organ, the Global Times , at first responded with some soothing noises about the marvelous friendship between Beijing and Pyongyang, slipping in a few barbs about the importance of denuclearization, China's unwillingness to "allow its northeastern region to be contaminated by North Korea's nuclear activities", and a little reminder that North Korea would have been defeated by South Korea and the United States in the 1950s without Chinese intervention. Read More »

Yates: Russia had 'real leverage' over Flynn

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Yates shared shocking details about Michael Flynn's alleged Russian Federation ties, and questioned why the White House didn't act on her warning. YATES: I told him it wasn't our call. COOPER: There was urgency to - to the information? Flynn was a retired Army lieutenant general and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency before he was named Trump's national security adviser. Read More »

'Pay Trump bribes here' sign projected onto Trump's DC hotel

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Trump is facing a lawsuit from the liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, who argue that the emoluments clause prohibits Trump's businesses from accepting payments from foreign governments. Some scholarship and analysis by the U.S. General Services Administration backs that position. Trump signed the lease in 2014, redeveloping the signature Pennsylvania Avenue property into a luxury hotel. Read More »

Macron names Edouard Philippe as new French prime minister

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Philippe began his political life as a Socialist activist affiliated to the former Prime Minister Michel Rocard while he was a student, before turning to the right. ". I hope very much in the weeks to come, we will be able to devise a common shared road map between France and Germany". Showing more solidarity with Germany on the migrant crisis and insisting a cut in French public spending is an integral part of his manifesto would also be mentioned as gestures of goodwill towards Berlin , ... Read More »

Three years on, Modi remains people's PM but key issues remain unaddressed

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The Modi government, in these years, either met or exceeded expectations of 61 per cent of the people surveyed while 59 per cent felt it was on track to fulfil pre-poll promises, says a survey by LocalCircles. This is, however, down from the 68 per cent approval after its first year and 64 percent approval after its second year. But only 37 per cent agreed that scrapping of the high-value notes had reduced corruption. Read More »

Judge orders Uber to return stolen Waymo files

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The judge overseeing the case , U.S. District Judge William Alsup, says Waymo has presented compelling evidence for the injunction order. "I'm not at all afraid of telling the [ride-hails] or Chariots, 'You've got to change your practices, '" he told the Examiner . Read More »

Trump shared classified information with Russians: Senior US officials

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Trump "revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies", the newspaper said , adding that following this, U.S. The White House later sent National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster outside for a brief statement, declaring "the story that came out tonight as reported is false". Read More »

Have proof of Pak Army hand

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Earlier in the day, Foreign Secretary Dr S. Jaishankar summoned Pakistan High Commissioner and demanded action against Pakistani soldiers and commanders responsible for the act. Calling it a "tragic" incident, he said the only way to end the crisis is to hold talks between the two countries, reported news agency ANI. However, he said he will convey the content of the demarche to his government.”. Read More »

Hot Tuesday morning in Delhi

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Areas under Palam, Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar observatories recorded maximum temperatures of 45.4, 43.7, 44.5 and 44.5 degrees Celsius, respectively, said an official from the India Meteorological Department. In Punjab, Patiala recorded a high of 42.4 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal, while Amritsar's maximum settled at 41.7 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal. Read More »

Lib Dems plan £100-a-week living expenses fund for business start-ups

Meanwhile, Labour's manifesto, which has been published today (16 May), also makes a commitment to balancing investigatory powers with the need for civil liberties, but makes no specific mention of the Act or plans to reform or repeal it. Proceeds from what some have dubbed the coffee cup tax will go to charity, the Lib Dems said. "And unlike Labour and the Conservatives, we would stay in the single market". Read More »

" "Quand les politiques juraient qu'il n'était pas " un candidat sérieux " — Emmanuel Macron

De son côté, Marine Le Pen a récolté la totalité des voix dans deux communes de l'Est, à Ornes, dans la Meuse, et à They-sous-Vaudemont, en Meurthe-et-Moselle. Le dépôt officiel des candidatures est fixé le 19 mai. Probablement jeudi, le Conseil constitutionnel proclamera les résultats de l'élection (après recensement des votes et traitement des éventuels contentieux) qui seront publiés dans le Journal officiel. Read More »

" Nous avons la bénédiction de Wade " — Malick Gakou

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Cette rencontre de la conférence des leaders de la coalition Mankoo Taxawu Sénégaal avec la presse nationale et internationale est une première depuis la signature par le groupe de dix partis politiques de l'opposition de l'acte constitutif de cette coalition qui regroupe aujourd'hui une bonne frange de l'opposition sénégalaise dont Khalifa Sall, maire socialiste de Dakar et ses partisans. Read More »

Trump 'shared classified information with Russia'

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Assessments of the increased threat were so serious the Trump administration was considering also banning passengers from several European countries, including Britain, from carrying laptops in a cabin on US-bound flights, the officials said. Read More »

Cyberattack hits 200000 users in over 150 countries

One NHS IT worker who witnessed the incident told The Guardian : 'A bitcoin virus pop-up message had been introduced on to the network asking users to pay $300 to be able to access their PCs. The UK government has insisted that the NHS had been repeatedly warned about the cyber threat to its IT systems, with Defence Secretary Michael Fallon stating 50 million pounds was being spent on NHS systems to improve their security. Read More »

J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri district; heavy retaliation by Indian forces

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Another protestor said that the government has not taken any stern action so far, which is why Pakistan is dare enough in beheading the jawans. At first light, as teams of doctors, paramedics and officials from the civil administration and police moved into villages, the first problem they faced was disposing of carcasses of cattle killed in shelling and providing treatment to the injured. Read More »

Putin says 'intimidation' of North Korea must end

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North Korea's past satellite rocket launches have been called clandestine tests of ICBM technology, but it is not believed to have tested a true intercontinental ballistic missile yet. Davis said China's opposition to the deployment is "perplexing". But Russia's defense ministry later said the missile landed about 500 kilometers from its territory and posed no threat. Read More »

Iraqi army forces ISIS fighters out of Uraibiya district in northwest Mosul

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Rasool said the jihadist group now holds 6.4% of Iraq in total, exclusively in the northern province of Nineveh, after US-backed troops regained most areas, Rasool said. Planes also dropped leaflets into the city telling civilians that the battle for Mosul was nearly over. Tanks and other armored vehicles can not access the historic center and this forced the troops loyal to the government of Haider Al-Abadi to move on foot, taking into account that about 250,000 civilians are trapped on the ... Read More »

Vladimir Putin blames U.S. for global cyber attack

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And while waiting at a state guesthouse for China's president, Xi Jinping , Mr. Putin sat down at a grand piano and played two tunes: "Evening Song ", by Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi, and "Moscow Windows ", by Tikhon Khrennikov . Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday blamed the US for the global cyber attack that hit 150 countries since Friday and has crippled computer systems around the world. Read More »

Preet Bharara calls for independent counsel for Russia probe

We learned that the USA attorney in New Mexico, David Iglesias , was sacked soon after receiving an improper call from Republican Sen. The investigation led to the resignation of almost a dozen Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Read More »