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Ismail Haniya elected new Hamas leader

Abdulatif al-Qanou, Hamas spokesman in Gaza , said in an emailed press statement that Haniya replaced Khaled Meshaal, the Hamas leader that has been the chief of the movement for eight years. Haniya climbed the ranks within the movement as a close aide and assistant of Hamas' cofounder, the late Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, in 1997. Haniya served several sentences in Israeli jails in the 1980s and '90s, and briefly served as prime minister of a Palestinian unity government after the 2006 elections. Lire la suite »

SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches ballistic missile

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The North has consistently test-fired missiles in that direction. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has strongly condemned rival North Korea's missile test-launch as a "clear" violation of U.N. The missile flew about 500 km with an altitude of 550 km. The missile launch could also be seen as an insult to Beijing. North Korea has fired what appears to be a ballistic missile, reports from South Korea say. Lire la suite »

GoFundMe set up for officer shot and killed in Licking County

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The deceased were the Kirkersville police chief, two employees of the nursing home and the suspected shooter. Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Disario responded to a report of a man with a gun. Thorp said law enforcers were still working to determine what, if any, relationship the man had with the nursing home. The shooting closed down the main street of the small village comprised of only about 500 people, as residents flocked to the Kirkersville Police Station to contribute to a ... Lire la suite »

What Donald Trump, Moon Jae-in Could Likely Discuss When They Meet

Earlier in the day, Moon had a phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping where they agreed to improve the two countries' ties and cooperate for North Korea's denuclearization, according to Seoul's presidential office. Moon wants to increase dialogue and engagement with North Korea while also maintaining pressure and sanctions to encourage change. "President Moon noted the reality was that most of his people could not accept the agreement over the sexual slavery issue", ... Lire la suite »

Nirbhaya verdict reminder to provide safe environment to women: Sonia

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Earlier, Justice Dipak Misra upheld rape as depravity and not curable and recently passed a woman friendly judgment saying that "no woman can be compelled to love; she always has right to say no". According to media reports, a round of applause went up in court as the judgement was read out on Friday at the end of an appeal hearing that began previous year. Lire la suite »

China, UNESCO to enhance cooperation on Belt and Road

Few Indian scholars attended the meeting. "In pursuing the Belt and Road Initiative, we should focus on the fundamental issue of development, release the growth potential of various countries and achieve economic integration and interconnected development and deliver benefits to all", he said. Lire la suite »

La République en Marche dévoile ses candidats aux législatives

Un temps annoncé candidat, Mourad Boudjellal , le président du RCT, a démenti être investi. Pour être candidat, il faut adhérer à En marche! et s'engager "sur l'honneur" à porter le projet d'Emmanuel Macron. Même s'ils feront campagne sous l'étiquette La République en marche , les candidats du Modem seront administrativement rattachés au parti de François Bayrou et pourront constituer leur propre groupe à l'Assemblée nationale. Lire la suite »

Recently fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director gets cookies from 9-year-old neighbor

As the former Federal Bureau of Investigation official recovers from his sudden takedown at his McLean, Virginia, home, one of his neighbors chose to send him a care package full of homemade cookies delivered by her own daughter. "We've spent a lot of time talking about how kindness and empathy are the most important ways for us to engage [with] people regardless of if we agree with or understand their positions", she wrote. Lire la suite »

AAP rebel Kapil Mishra attacked

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On getting life threats for sitting on hunger strike, he said, "I have been getting life threats, got a threat also from an global number". However, Delhi Police explained the reasons of Jha's arrest and said he was detained as he didn't obtain the permission to hold a hunger strike outside Kapil Mishra's residence. Lire la suite »

Trump Today: President calls Comey a 'grandstander' as firing controversy rages on

Many in the White House were ill-prepared for the outraged response from Democrats and open concern from some Republicans. HOLT: Monday you met with the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . While Mr Trump told NBC that the outgoing director had left the agency in "turmoil", Mr McCabe rejected any suggestion that Mr Comey had lost the support of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's rank and file. Lire la suite »

No future increase in bank levy, Morrison says

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Treasurer Scott Morrison has accused the big banks of having a "whinge" over the government's new levy, but sought to reassure them he has no plans to lift the impost further. "We have no plans to do that whatsoever", Mr Morrison said. Few people would understand this more than Anna Bligh - ex-Queensland Premier and Treasurer; now CEO of the Australian Bankers Association. Lire la suite »

France's Macron steps down as En Marche! leader

The Trump administration is expected to decide in the coming weeks on whether to withdraw from the agreement signed by 175 countries at the United Nations past year. "The voters' demand for political renewal has swept everything aside, politicians of the establishment have been eliminated one after the other, and the victor is someone who has never been elected before". Lire la suite »

Trump tasks new commission to examine election fraud

When the White House said a few months ago that it would be forming a commission to investigate voter fraud , some laughed. Despite all of the noise President Trump has made in regard to voter fraud and claims of "millions of people" voting illegally, only four cases of voter fraud in the 2016 election have been confirmed . Lire la suite »

Suspect in Kirkersville nursing home shooting took two hostages before murders

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Disario was investigating a report of a man with a gun when the suspect took two people hostage outside the nursing home. 'I don't know if there was an exchange of gunfire '. The officer was a father of six children, and the family has another child on the way, Thorp said. Authorities responded to the report of an active shooter situation at the Pine Kirk Care Center , 205 E. Lire la suite »

BC election: NDP asks for recounts in three Vancouver-area ridings

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Two requests were submitted for the riding of Vancouver-False Creek, and one for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, Courtenay-Comox, Maple Ridge-Mission, and Richmond-Queensborough. It is hard to speculate what the outcome may be by looking at the 2013 election outcomes since the riding was re-jigged this year, to include Queensborough, a part of the City of New Westminster. Lire la suite »

SNL Fans Are Super Worried About Sean Spicer's Career

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That led Trump to tweet Friday morning, "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy". The Comey firing triggered chaos and panic, both in the White House and out. But while the future of Spicer's career may hang in the balance, there's one surprising contingent of internet users who are desperately hoping he gets to keep his job. Lire la suite »

The Latest on health care legislation (all times local)

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Trump has said "Obamacare" is failing as insurers pull out of markets, forcing premiums and deductibles to rise. The buy, which is slated to run on national cable as well as in Ryan's Wisconsin congressional district, comes as members head home for congressional recess, and many are bracing for angry constituents who strongly opposed efforts to repeal Obamacare. Lire la suite »

Ex-US NSA ordered to hand over Russian Federation probe documents

The developments were first reported by CNN. Flynn once served as director of the agency. Flynn had previously been in talks with the committee about agreeing to be interviewed as long as he was granted immunity . The former FBI director confirmed last week that inquiries into Flynn were a piece of the larger investigation. Flynn, who was sacked from his White House position after lying about December phone calls he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, is under investigation in ... Lire la suite »

Netanyahu first reaction: Abbas lied to Trump

The President was clear that only by working together can the parties reach an agreement but he concluded "we will get this done". President Donald Trump's Wednesday meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas appeared to go off without a hitch - but what happened hours after the visit ended has left some scratching their heads. Lire la suite »

Trump Says Wants to Move Quickly to Nominate New FBI Director

On Saturday, officials planned to interview McCabe, Republican Sen. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is among the dozen candidates U.S. President Donald Trump is considering to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey. Other candidates include former NY police commissioner Raymond Kelly, former Republican senator Kelly Ayotte, and South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor who headed the Benghazi investigation in the House. Lire la suite »

More than 80 girls are freed in a Boko Haram prisoner swap

Recall that the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the main opposition party had criticised the swap deal that led to Boko Haram's release of 82 Chibok girls while some imprisoned members of the sect were released by the Nigerian government. Campaign groups and families have criticised the government for keeping the previously released girls away from their parents but Alhassan said they were free to come and go from the centre. Lire la suite »