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Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siege

He recently appeared in a video showing militant leaders planning the Marawi siege in a hideout, a sign of his key role in the uprising amid reports that he is the designated successor to Isnilon Hapilon, who was proclaimed by the IS previous year as its "emir" in South-east Asia. Lire la suite »

Pelosi confident of her caucus' support

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Kay Kirkpatrick, a Republican state senator who represents the area, said that while Republicans were divided on Trump , they had mostly united behind Handel. A special election run-off for a suburban Atlanta seat in Congress looked set for a tight finish on Tuesday, with polls showing a very narrow lead for the Democratic candidate seeking to take a district held by Republicans since the 1970s. Lire la suite »

Donald Trump earned hundreds of millions in past year, financial forms show

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The form only requires assets held at the end of the reporting period to be disclosed and doesn't require documentation of any transactions, so we have no way of telling how much income Trump generated by divesting. An Office of Government Ethics spokesman declined to comment on the contents of the report, other than to say that it was certified by the office, which is an ethics watchdog for federal government employees. Lire la suite »

Pour Merkel, l'avenir de l'UE à 27 "prioritaire" sur les négociations — Brexit

De fait, l'atmosphère a bien changé depuis le choc provoqué par le vote, il y a un an, en faveur du départ du Royaume-Uni de l'UE. " Il doit être clair que le sommet européen n'est pas un forum pour les négociations du Brexit", a insisté le président du Conseil Donald Tusk lors d'un court point presse, avant même que Theresa May ne prenne la parole au dîner. Lire la suite »

USA military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

Most of the missiles missed their mark, and only one landed on its intended target despite claims by Iran's military that it struck an Islamic State command center and suicide auto bomb operation. Australia has suspended its airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria as a precaution after a USA fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane earlier this week. Lire la suite »

JD (U) to back Kovind as Prez poll candidate

The upcoming presidential poll has sent political parties into a tizzy. Mr. Punia said the decision might have to do with Mr. Kumar's personal rapport with Mr. The other name doing the rounds as possible opposition candidates is of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who also belong to the Dalit community. Lire la suite »

Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses

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Others, like South Carolina Democratic House candidate Joe Cunningham , took to Twitter on Wednesday to publicly promise a break from current leadership if he gets elected. In the well-to-do Atlanta suburbs, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California was the focus of torrents of negative advertising in a House race that cost more than $50 million, the most expensive in history. Lire la suite »

Qatar emir congratulates Saudi crown prince

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As defense minister, he runs the Saudi campaign in Yemen. He is also said to be behind some of the major diplomatic initiatives undertaken by Saudi Arabia including his parleys with the new USA administration, which led to the epoch-making visit of President Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia. Lire la suite »

Kellyanne Conway gets into shouting match on CNN for avoiding Russian scandal

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Camerota started things off by asking for Conway's response to a new Washington Post report about Vladimir Putin's campaign to involve itself in the 2016 election. Camerota asked Conway what Trump and the White House is doing to protect our democracy from further Russian interference, which many current and former members of the intelligence community have warned is inevitably going to happen unless we find a way to stop it. Lire la suite »

Girl dies after falling from seaside cliff in San Francisco

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Battalion Chief Denise Newman said the circumstances surrounding the fall were unclear. One of her friends called 911. Rescue swimmers had reached the teen, who was in critical condition. She was with two other people. "A teenager and an adult", Newman said. "Strong and treacherous search conditions" initially hampered the rescue crew's ability to reach the victim, but ultimately, "crews fought aggressively and got to the victim", San Francisco fire spokesman Jonathan Baxter said. Lire la suite »

Indian policeman 'beaten to death by mob' in Kashmir

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Pandith was in plain clothes. PTI reports that as a matter of service regulation, police officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Police don't wear uniforms. The two countries have fought three wars - in 1948, 1965 and 1971 - since partitioning in 1947, two of them over Kashmir. Police reinforcements were rushed to the area to restore normalcy. Lire la suite »

Democrats Realize 2010 'Fire Nancy Pelosi' Campaign Has Been Working

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Pelosi's defiant comments came as Democrats remained angry and divided after throwing some $30 million into a House race in Georgia on Tuesday, only to end up with a loss that wasn't even very close. The president was on the mind of Democrats gathering for their weekly conference meeting Wednesday morning - but frustrated members made it clear they would find their own way forward after the disappointing losses. Lire la suite »

Senate health care bill is ObamaCare-plus, says Sen. Rand Paul

Senators Rand Paul , Mike Lee , Ted Cruz , and Ron Johnson probably hold the fate of the Senate Obamacare repeal-replace bill and staked out their own position on what needs to happen for them to get behind the effort. He said he was encouraged by parts of the bill, but that more work needed to be done. Medicaid was a program originally designed as a health insurance program for the poorest of the poor. Lire la suite »

Jurors Acquit Ex Cop Who Fatally Shot Sylville Smith

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Heaggan-Brown was acquitted of all charges Wednesday. The 25-year-old Heaggan-Brown still faces charges for the sexual assault of a man one day after the shooting . The second hit him in the chest. Smith's death sparked days of unrest in Milwaukee. Several nights of violence in the Sherman Park neighborhood included vandalism and arson that caused millions of dollars in damage. Lire la suite »

Brendan Dassey coercion ruling backed by judges

June 1, 2007: Avery is sentenced to life in prison with no possible parole. Investigators coerced Dassey, who was 16 at the time, into confessing, the judge ruled . The original district court ruling in Wisconsin had ordered Dassey released within 90 days, unless prosecutors moved to retry the case. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach's death on Halloween two years earlier . Lire la suite »

French minister nixes aid center for migrants in Calais

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The announcement, which comes after the country's human rights watchdog, spoke of "inhuman living conditions" facing migrants, indicates newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron wants to show he is tough on security and will not backtrack on the eviction of thousands of migrants last November. Lire la suite »

UAE warns Qatar to take neighbours' demands 'seriously'

Turkey: Shot down Turkey base that was recently established, stop cooperation with Turkey military inside Qatar territory. Qatar is yet to comment on the demands, although officials have previously said that they will not negotiate until the blockade is lifted. Lire la suite »

Children held hostage as ISIS militants storm school in the Philippines

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Philippine officials say Muslim rebels are engaging troops in a gunbattle in a southern village in an attack that may be an attempt to divert the military's focus away from the militants who have laid siege on southern Marawi city. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the Mindanao region under martial law and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently stated the Islamic State problem needed more co-operation from regional governments. Lire la suite »

Brexit talks get underway, fears of tight deadline for process

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Theresa May will set out the principles of the government's negotiating position on the future rights of European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom at a dinner for EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday night - before leaving them to continue discussions over coffee without her. Lire la suite »

Donald Tusk "rêve" d'un maintien du Royaume-Uni dans l'Union — Brexit

Mais l'offre qu'elle considère comme " équitable et sérieuse " risque de ne pas satisfaire les 27. Le président du Conseil européen Donald Tusk a dit " rêver " d'un maintien du Royaume-Uni dans l'Union européenne, un rêve qui, selon lui, n'est pas impossible, jeudi avant l'ouverture d'un sommet européen qui survient trois jours après l'ouverture des négociations sur le Brexit . Lire la suite »

Police shooting victim was 'failed at every single level,' neighbor says

The woman , who was identified in the Seattle Times by family members as Charleena Lyles , had a knife and interacted with two officers before she was shot, according to the Seattle Police Department. Seattle Police can say very little at this point. After a few minutes, police are suddenly heard yelling "Get back, get back, get back". "You big f***ing men, I can take her down, I know you can", her sister, Monika Williams, told KOMO. Lire la suite »

Trump Isn't Sure If Russian Hacking Happened, But Is Still Blaming Obama

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As for the data that was stolen, the state of IL had nearly 90,000 records stolen by Russian Federation - more than 90 percent of which contained driver's license numbers. In what has become typical fashion, President Trump blamed the Obama administration for failing to "stop" Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Lire la suite »