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Trump to address graduates of US Coast Guard Academy

Each year, the sitting President addresses one of the four service academies during commencement. The White House has denied the report , saying in a statement: "the President has never asked Mr. However, Trump often adds in some off-the-cuff remarks to even his scripted speeches, and so it would not be surprising to hear Trump make reference to these two damaging reports. Read More »

Trump Threatens Comey: "Better Hope There Are No 'Tapes' of Our Conversations!"

If Trump asked Comey to kiss the ring, it's likely he did the same to others. Trump also issued a Nixonian warning to Comey , saying the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" The White House initially cited a Justice Department memo criticising Mr Comey's handling of last year's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails as the impetus for Mr Trump's decision. Read More »

Strong winds before fatal plane crash

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Authorities say Monday's crash in Carlstadt , New Jersey, killed two crew members and sparked a fire that sent thick, black smoke spewing into the air. The National Transportation Safety Board will inspect the crash site Tuesday. Then again, the National Weather Service cautioned of high winds up to 45 miles per hour with gusts before the going down of the plane. Read More »

Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call - Microsoft warns

New ransomware samples of WannaCrypt variants have been discovered in the wild but it is yet to be seen if they pose the same threat as the first ransomware attack wave. Among those hit were Russia's Interior Ministry and companies including Spain's Telefonica and FedEx Corp.in the U.S. It said less than 1% of computers were affected, and that the virus was now "localized" and being destroyed. Read More »

Mormon Church Will Stop Offering Boy Scouts Programs For Teens

The Snake River Council oversees all Boy Scout units in south-central Idaho. Some will remain until they earn their Eagle Scout ranking, the highest attainable. Venturing is open to boys and girls. He said "time and money" was being spent on activities that did not engage the Mormon scouts. He added that he expects the decision to be a "positive experience" for all involved. Read More »

Search operation under way in south Kashmir's Shopian

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But the search operation was hampered by the locals who resorted to stone pelting and "azaadi" sloganeering. According to reports, the 1,000 security personnel are conducting door-to-door searches in the villages surrounding Shopian in order to flush out holed up terrorists. Read More »

Tempers grow frayed in the besieged White House

He was in the room last week when the president shared the information with Russia's foreign minister and US ambassador at the White House. White House officials denounced the report, saying the president did not disclose intelligence sources or methods to the Russians, though officials did not deny that classified information was disclosed in the May 10 meeting. Read More »

Limogeage du chef du FBI : la communication cacophonique de l'administration Trump

Sur les raisons du limogeage de M. Comey, l'exécutif a semé la confusion avec des explications changeantes et contradictoires. Malgré ces assurances, Donald Trump a avoué qu'il avait l'affaire avec la Russie en tête quand il a pris la décision de le renvoyer: "En fait quand je me suis décidé, je me suis dit: 'Ce truc avec la Russie, Trump et la Russie, c'est une histoire inventée'". Read More »

Rewari girl students end strike after government announces school upgrade

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Haryana government on Wednesday upgraded the Government High School at Gothra Tappa Dahina village in Rewari district up to the level of senior secondary following eight-day-long hunger strike by the village girls. According to the village head Suresh Chauhan out of 86 girls 13 were on hunger strike. Taking the cognizance of matter, Haryana Education Minister said, "Principal has been deputed there and from tomorrow admission procedure will start". Read More »

Triple talaq is the worst way to dissolve a marriage, says SC

These five judges of five different religions are Chief Justice JS Khehar (Sikh), Justice Kurian Joseph (Christian), Justice Rohinton Nariman (Parsi), Justice Uday Lalit (Hindu) and Justice Abdul Nazeer (Muslim). Khurshid said the irrevocable nature of Triple Talaq can be negated if the three-time pronouncement of Talaq in one go is considered one leaving the scope for reconciliation and re-union during the "iddat" (waiting) period. Read More »

Child hacker weaponises his teddy bear

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At the International One Conference in the Netherlands on Tuesday, 11-year-old Reuben Paul set out to ensure that "the Internet of Things does not end up becoming the Internet of Threats". Reuben Paul enthralled the crowded attendees at the World Forum in The Hague recently and has since been praised for his skills by numerous security experts who took to Twitter to give the young "cyber ninja" a virtual pat on the back. Read More »

Merkel's conservatives clinch victory in key state vote: exit polls

The conservatives' improbable come-from-behind triumph in heavily industrial North Rhine-Westphalia, long a bastion for the Social Democratic party and home to almost a quarter of Germany's voters, gave the chancellor a powerful gust of tailwind just four months before the federal election on September 24. Read More »

Trump asked Comey to end investigation into Flynn, memo reportedly says

Soon after the firing, a Comey associate told the AP that Comey recounted being asked by Trump at a January dinner if he would pledge his loyalty. Comey wrote the memo after he met in the Oval Office with Trump, the day after the president fired Flynn on February 14 for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the extent of his conversations a year ago with Russia's ambassador, Sergei Kislyak. Read More »

Trump's meeting with Abbas begins

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Trump's long-shot effort to bring Middle East peace got off to a rocky start when he renounced support for a Palestinian state and vowed to move the U.S. Trump's promise to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, strongly opposed by Palestinians, has been shifted to the back burner, and he has asked Netanyahu to put unspecified limits on settlement activity. Read More »

Trump 'asked FBI boss to drop Flynn inquiry'

But the reports - both rebutted by Trump's team - add to a mounting perception of an administration in a perpetual state of chaos. The panel's top Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, a constant Trump critic, called the allegation of Trump pressure on Comey "explosive" and said "it appears like a textbook case of criminal obstruction of justice". Read More »

Pak accuses India on Jadhav's conviction

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan would issue a statement on the issue in the next few days. Pakistan said earlier on Wednesday it will make a decision within the "next few days" on India's appeal before an global court to stay the execution of the Indian national accused of spying, even as New Delhi defended its move saying an innocent man's life was under threat. Read More »

Déjà ministre, Annick Girardin passe à l'Outre-mer — Gouvernement

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C'est Alexis Kohler , secrétaire général de l'Elysée, qui liste les noms des ministres dont la situation fiscale a été épluchée par l'administration fiscale et la Haute autorité pour la transparence de la vie publique. Annick Girardin reste dans le gouvernement . La femme politique est née à Saint-Malo en 1964. Cette fille de marin pêcheur était jusqu'alors Ministre de la Fonction publique. Read More »

The Note: The warnings from Yates

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Clapper was also asked why the original report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election did not include the so-called "Russian dossier" which cropped up weeks later in the Trump administration. The warning, first reported by NBC News, came up during a discussion of White House personnel. "They must be congratulating themselves for having exceeded their wildest expectations with a minimal expenditure of resources", Clapper said. Read More »

Trump's disclosure endangered spy placed inside ISIS by Israel, officials say

In a single week, Trump fired the FBI director, told different stories about why, became the target of a congressional investigation that's expanding into money-laundering, shared intelligence with Russian Federation, offered shifting explanations for the latter, and then wound up being accused of wading into a police investigation. Read More »

Fears Major Cyber Attack Could Spread

Victims have been advised by security experts not to pay up. Europol Director Rob Wainwright told ITV's Peston on Sunday programme the attack was unique in that the ransomware was used in combination with "a worm functionality" so the infection spread automatically. Read More »

Korea defends latest missile launch, seeks support

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has justified its latest long, medium-range ballistic missile test-firing as "routine work to raise nuclear capability for self-defense", rejecting a UN Security Council statement of condemnation. Read More »

Iran vice president pulls out of election, backs Rouhani

Established as the Islamic republic, the new ruling system held first presidential election on January 25, 1980, in which Abolhassan Banisadr, a politician and economist, was elected as the first president in Iran's history. While Raisi stands to benefit from Qalibaf's withdrawal, analysts cautioned that he won't automatically bank all of his fellow conservative's support. Read More »