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France slams Iran over alleged rocket attack on Israeli positions France slams Iran over alleged rocket attack on Israeli positions
- May 14, 2018

Israel has blamed Iran for the rocket attacks, and hit back Thursday with deadly raids against what it said were Iranian targets in Syria. Hezbollah has said, however, that it stands ready to defend Lebanon in case of any Israeli attack, and its leader has hinted it may retaliate for repeated Israeli airstrikes in Syria. (more...)
Iran nuclear deal: Envoy starts diplomatic tour after U.S. withdrawal Iran nuclear deal: Envoy starts diplomatic tour after U.S. withdrawal
- May 14, 2018

Zarif arrived in Beijing on Sunday for the first stop of his tour, ahead of visiting Moscow and Brussels in the coming days. "This agreement remains important for our shared security", a joint statement signed by French President Emmanuel Macron , German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UK Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday. (more...)
Ivanka Trump arrives in Israel ahead of USA embassy move Ivanka Trump arrives in Israel ahead of USA embassy move
- May 14, 2018

Israel said it will prevent any border breach. Most countries have kept their embassies in Tel Aviv. A small group of dovish Israelis protested the march. While many Presidential candidates have promised to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, Donald Trump was the only one who recognized reality and delivered. (more...)
Homeland chief berated, seen as close to quitting Homeland chief berated, seen as close to quitting
- May 14, 2018

The Times reported two of them said Nielsen had drafted a resignation letter but had not submitted it. DHS spokesperson Tyler Houlton said the Times reporting that Nielsen had drafted a resignation letter and was close to resigning is false. (more...)
China's aircraft carrier begins sea trials China's aircraft carrier begins sea trials
- May 14, 2018

The first - " Liaoning " - was built in 2012 on the base of the unfinished Soviet aircraft carrier "Varyag", bought from Ukraine in 1998. Some Chinese media reports, however, said that the new carrier is created to be able to carry 36 aircraft - 12 more than the Liaoning that has been in service since 2012. (more...)
Mulvaney says McCain joke not a fireable offense Mulvaney says McCain joke not a fireable offense
- May 14, 2018

Sanders refused to comment on the controversy at a press briefing on Friday, and Sadler remains gainfully employed at the White House. "I'm not going to validate a leak one way or the other out of an internal staff meeting", Ms. Gen. Thomas McInerney will no longer be appearing on Fox News. "I don't understand what kind of environment you're working in and that would be acceptable and then you can come to work the next day and still have a job", McCain said on " The View " Friday. (more...)
A few strong storms possible this evening A few strong storms possible this evening
- May 14, 2018

Sunday will likely be even hotter with low and mid 90s likely. We will be entering a pretty drastic cooling trend Thursday evening through Saturday . The National Weather Service said 1 to 2 inches of rain is possible in Madison before the rain ends on Mother's Day . It'll be nice outside, with highs in the mid-70s. (more...)
One hurt in USA school shooting One hurt in USA school shooting
- May 13, 2018

Officials did not say what kind of gun was used. Police vehicles are seen on the road near Highland High School, in Palmdale, California, U.S., May 11, 2018 in this picture grab obtained from social media video. Highland High student Katharina Smith, 16, said she was driving to the school when she saw "a ton of police racing toward school". "I mean, it's tiresome". (more...)
Juventus Defeats AC Milan To Win Fourth Consecutive Italian Cup Juventus Defeats AC Milan To Win Fourth Consecutive Italian Cup
- May 13, 2018

Paulo Dybala should have done better for Massimiliano Allegri's troops in the 36th minute after brilliantly surging into the box but, instead of picking his spot, he shot straight at Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma . Medhi Benatia set the Turin giants on their way with a header from a corner early in the second half. The closest Milan , who have not won a trophy in seven years, came was when Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi inadvertently hit his own post. (more...)
Surabaya bombings: Christian leaders tell congregation 'not to fear' Surabaya bombings: Christian leaders tell congregation 'not to fear'
- May 13, 2018

Forty-one people - including two police officers - are in hospital being treated for injuries following suspected terrorist attacks in Surabaya, a port city on the east coast of Java Island, East Java Police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said. (more...)
Knifeman shot dead after killing one, wounding 4 on streets of Paris Knifeman shot dead after killing one, wounding 4 on streets of Paris
- May 13, 2018

Molins said the anti-terrorism section of the prosecutor's office was handling the investigation. The assailant, after attacking bystanders with a knife, rushed at police, shouting "I'll kill you, I'll kill you!" police union consultant Rocco Contento informed Reuters . (more...)
Trump declares Hawaii a disaster zone amid volcano eruption Trump declares Hawaii a disaster zone amid volcano eruption
- May 13, 2018

Residents of Puna are also being told they can evacuate voluntarily to one of two evacuation shelters at Pahoa and Keaau community centers. Since the eruption started more than a week ago, 36 structures, including 27 homes, have been destroyed. (more...)
Trump Unveils New Campaign Slogan at Elkhart Rally Trump Unveils New Campaign Slogan at Elkhart Rally
- May 12, 2018

Braun will face incumbent Democratic Sen. Trump won the state by about 40 percentage points in 2016. Donnelly appears to have a money advantage heading into the general election. "That doesn't mean it won't change". "I hope to be able to make a deal with them, a fair deal, a better deal ... better for them, better for them". (more...)
Malaysia's king agrees to pardon jailed Anwar Ibrahim after opposition's stunning victory Malaysia's king agrees to pardon jailed Anwar Ibrahim after opposition's stunning victory
- May 12, 2018

Previously, Mahathir led the Southeast Asian nation for 22 years and his unexpected return to the prime ministership ends the previously unbroken rule of Barisan Nasional , the coalition that had governed Malaysia since 1957. Defeated Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak walks before giving a press conference in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Mahathir ruled Malaysia with an iron fist from 1981 to 2003, while he came out of retirement to take on his former protege, ... (more...)
Dancer controversy puts Ireland in with shot of Eurovision glory Dancer controversy puts Ireland in with shot of Eurovision glory
- May 12, 2018

The country won't be hearing "Hello from Lisbon" after the EBU, the organisers of the global singing competition, chose to ban the state's Eurovision 2018 broadcaster following its censorship of LGBT elements during the first semi-final. According to French outlet AFP , Mango TV had exclusive rights to air the contest in China. At the same time record industry executive and BBC music director Hugh Goldsmith set up four songwriter camps, inviting songwriters from around the world to take ... (more...)
Pence Says Mueller Needs To End The Russia Investigation Pence Says Mueller Needs To End The Russia Investigation
- May 12, 2018

Interestingly, Pence's comments came at a time President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen is under investigation for receiving hefty amounts of money from a number of sources - including an investment firm linked to an influential Russian oligarch with close ties to President Vladimir Putin. (more...)
AT&T: Hiring Trump attorney Cohen was 'big mistake' AT&T: Hiring Trump attorney Cohen was 'big mistake'
- May 12, 2018

He said going forward Quinn's replacement would "ensure every one of the individuals and firms we use in the political arena are people who share our high standards and who we would be proud to have associated with AT&T ". "For the foreseeable future, the External & Legislative Affairs (E&LA) group will report to our General Counsel David McAtee". Stephenson said in his email that Quinn was retiring. (more...)
Google's making it easier to understand and manage user data it collects Google's making it easier to understand and manage user data it collects
- May 12, 2018

The new policy is now live, and ahead of the GDPR going into force on May 25th, Google is sending emails to every single one of its billions of users. Additionally, Google said that it is making it easier to port your Google data to other services, for example to transfer photos from Google Photos to other online photo repositories. (more...)
Why Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit? Why Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit?
- May 11, 2018

Tony Kim and Kim Hak Song were teaching at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology . The two leaders are expected to discuss North Korea's nuclear weapons development and testing programme, which has deepened long-seated tensions between Washington and Pyongyang . (more...)
'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Han Solo Season Includes Jabba's Palace, New Mode 'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Han Solo Season Includes Jabba's Palace, New Mode
- May 11, 2018

Starfighter Custom Arcade is where you'll be able to experience all of the flying vehicles in the game . So rather than harness that old-school Star Wars legacy in the vein of Rogue One , The Wall Street Journal (h/t CBM ) is alleging that Phil Lord and Chris Miller opted for a decidedly different approach, resulting in numerous takes and an overworked crew. (more...)
UK: Gov't apologizes for treatment of Libyan national UK: Gov't apologizes for treatment of Libyan national
- May 11, 2018

Britain yesterday apologised for contributing to the mistreatment of Abdel Hakim Belhaj, a former Islamist fighter turned politician who was kidnapped and handed over to Libya in 2004 and subsequently tortured, in an unprecedented admission of culpability. (more...)
Kerala DHSE Plus Two results Available Now @www Kerala DHSE Plus Two results Available Now @www
- May 11, 2018

At least 34,313 students scored A Plus in all subjects and 517 schools got A Plus in all subjects. KSEB, also known as DHSE Kerala , conducted the Kerala DHSE Class 12 examination from 7 till 27 March, 2018. More than 4.5 lakh students have been eagerly waiting for their 12th result today. Enter your details (roll number and date of birth) and click on Submit to view your Kerala 12th result . (more...)
English soccer star Wayne Rooney set to join DC United, reports say English soccer star Wayne Rooney set to join DC United, reports say
- May 11, 2018

United have also reportedly been linked with former Premier League players like Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez but are said to believe they have a chance at securing Rooney. We knew it was hefty, but that last Manchester United contract renewal must have been an absolute behemoth to still be having this kind of knock-on effect. (more...)
MD Gubernatorial Candidate Kevin Kamenetz Has Died MD Gubernatorial Candidate Kevin Kamenetz Has Died
- May 11, 2018

Kevin Kamenetz , a Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Baltimore County Executive, died suddenly early Thursday morning. "In the hard days to come, we will provide any support we possibly can to the Kamenetz family and the citizens of Baltimore County", the statement said . (more...)
Japan, China hotline to be switched on Japan, China hotline to be switched on
- May 11, 2018

During the meeting, the attendees agreed to cooperate on accelerating free trade among the three nations through trilateral trade deals and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, according to the Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry. (more...)
BCCI announces Test team against Afghanistan BCCI announces Test team against Afghanistan
- May 10, 2018

Kohli will return to lead the side for the two T20 contests against Ireland on June 27 and 29 before India embark on a long tour. But, if the BCCI believes that the primacy of Test cricket is worth preserving, then they have a amusing way of showing it, allowing their captain to acclimatise elsewhere. (more...)
John McCain Opposes Gina Haspel as CIA Chief John McCain Opposes Gina Haspel as CIA Chief
- May 10, 2018

A Republican super PAC bought ads attacking Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, are expected to vote for Haspel. Joe Manchin - may be willing to reach across the aisle for her confirmation. California Senator Kamala Harris did her best future-presidential-candidate impression by pointedly asking whether torture is immoral. Trump supported Haspel, saying that Haspel, a respected nominee, is now being criticized as she was extremely tough on terrorists. (more...)
Trump weighs in on whether he's deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize Trump weighs in on whether he's deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize
- May 10, 2018

Before that Foreign Secretary Mr Johnson will meet him in Washington DC to try to convince him to keep the deal. At the same time, trump said that the new agreement with Iran would be developed on a "solid Foundation". Trump has long railed against the pact and vowed during the campaign to pull the US out. "Indeed at this moment Britain is working alongside the Trump administration and our French and German allies to ensure that they are". (more...)
A series of explosions in Kabul A series of explosions in Kabul
- May 10, 2018

The Taliban claimed the second attack in a statement sent to media. In the eastern Nangarhar province, a rocket fired by insurgents struck a market, killing two people and wounding 19, according to Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor. (more...)
Former opponents - minus Blankenship - back Morrisey Former opponents - minus Blankenship - back Morrisey
- May 10, 2018

That's one message from Tuesday's primaries, where the GOP improved its chances of holding the Senate , if not the House. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, as creatures of Washington . But Tuesday's turnout, where Republicans outvoted Democrats by almost two to one, doesn't bode well for Donnelly. Braun is an outsider compared with the two congressmen, but his campaign won praise from national Republican strategists, and the party is now poised to rally behind him against Donnelly, who is ... (more...)
Mom and 2 children die after car hits alligator on I-95 Mom and 2 children die after car hits alligator on I-95
- May 10, 2018

According to Fox News , the auto then caught on fire, causing fatal injuries to the three. Amber Stanley was driving when her auto hit on an alligator, inducing the vehicle to go off the trail. "Or, some youngsters say 'dad" or one thing". The Stanleys were from Callahan, Fla., a city northwest of Jacksonville. Mr Stanley said Amber loved to visit the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and he was organizing a memorial at the zoo as early as Friday. (more...)
Pence Calls on Venezuela to Suspend May 20 Elections Pence Calls on Venezuela to Suspend May 20 Elections
- May 10, 2018

The United States has asked the countries of the Western Hemisphere to suspend Venezuela from the 35-nation Organization of American States . Moncada also argued the US aims to "stop the May 20 elections in Venezuela ", through new sanctions and diplomatic aggression, and accused the USA of committing an global crime. (more...)
FINAL RESULTS: Indiana primary election FINAL RESULTS: Indiana primary election
- May 10, 2018

Braun faced Todd Rokita and Luke Messer in the Republican primary race. Braun, who is also a former state legislator from Jasper, argued his experience is the closest to Trump because he's an outsider. In an interview in the district last month, Baird said he hadn't been in touch with the National Republican Congressional Committee and hadn't done any polling. (more...)
Karen Karapetyan resigns and congratulates new Armenian prime minister Karen Karapetyan resigns and congratulates new Armenian prime minister
- May 09, 2018

Lawmakers voted 59 to 42 to approve Pashinian as prime minister. Mr Pashinyan , who had been detained and then released from jail during the protests, called for snap elections to choose a new "people's prime minister". Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland օn behalf of the Council of Europe congratulated Nikol Pashinyan on his election as Prime Minister of Armenia . (more...)
Melania Trump to announce formal platform Melania Trump to announce formal platform
- May 08, 2018

Joining her for the announcement were children who have written to her and whom she has met during her first year as First Lady. Melania Trump's first speech comes in the 16th month of her White House tenure and is expected to finally give detail to her generally stated goal of aiding the well-being of children. (more...)
Hawaii's Mount Kilauea Volcano Eruption Progresses, 10 Volcanic Fissures Now Open Hawaii's Mount Kilauea Volcano Eruption Progresses, 10 Volcanic Fissures Now Open
- May 08, 2018

The vents initially spewed lava but had calmed down by late Saturday and were only releasing steam and gas. Stovall said the situation was "continually evolving". Activity intensified on Friday after powerful, back-to-back tremblors . Numerous 1,700 people under orders to evacuate from the Leilani Estates neighbourhood on the eastern corner of the Big Island were permitted to return home during daylight hours on Sunday and Monday, during a lull in seismic activity from Kilauea . (more...)
Scorchio! Temperatures soar to break May bank holiday record Scorchio! Temperatures soar to break May bank holiday record
- May 08, 2018

Temperatures are predicted to reach as high as 29 degrees Celsius in some parts of England. Record-breaking temperatures have been reported as people across the United Kingdom enjoy a sizzling bank holiday Monday. The county saw snow and ice less than two months ago but shorts and T-shirts were being dug out from the back of drawers yesterday as people looked to make the most of the warm weather. (more...)
'I am Trumpier than Trump,' boasts West Virginia Senate candidate Don Blankenship
- May 08, 2018

Senate primary. Taking a page from Trump's 2016 playbook, Blankenship has talked about conspiracy theories, tried to revamp his past, has given his political opponents nicknames like "Little Joe" and went full throttle against Washington , D.C. (more...)
Low turnout worries politicians as Lebanon voting ends Low turnout worries politicians as Lebanon voting ends
- May 08, 2018

The powerful Shia group is a key political player in Lebanon where it has allied with the Christian party of President Michel Aoun and has participated in Hariri's government since December 2016. Lebanon's first parliamentary vote in nine years was held on Sunday, with over 500 candidates vying for seats. The anti-Hezbollah Christian party Lebanese Forces also appears to have done well in the election, with indications that they have nearly doubled their MPs from eight to 15. (more...)
Six Said Killed as Explosion Rocks Central Gaza Strip Six Said Killed as Explosion Rocks Central Gaza Strip
- May 08, 2018

The IDF claimed the suspects were conspiring to damage " security infrastructure in the area of the security fence ". The blast comes after weeks of deadly protests and clashes along the border between Gaza and Israel, but there was no indication the explosion was the result of an Israeli strike. (more...)
Who will India face in the group stages? Who will India face in the group stages?
- May 07, 2018

Chhetri was part of the national team in the 2011 Doha Asian Cup, the last time India played in the continental championship. "I think it's a group from where we can qualify to the knockout stage". I believe on our day we can beat anybody. Four best third-placed teams from the groups will also progress to the next round. Bengaluru FC, established in 2013, are now in a hard position to qualify for the knock-out round of AFC Cup after losing 0-2 to New Radiants of Maldives in Male in a group ... (more...)
Doctors hit Trump's 'war zone' comments on London crime Doctors hit Trump's 'war zone' comments on London crime
- May 07, 2018

Boom. Come over here. "Free circulation of weapons in society does not constitute a rampart against terrorist attacks, to the contrary, it can facilitate...this type of attack", he said in a statement last Saturday. "What more is there to say?" Dr. Martin Griffiths, a trauma surgeon at London's Barts Health NHS Trust, in April said colleagues who had served in the military likened the hospital's daily case load - including an influx of children who were victims of violent crime - to ... (more...)
European Union condemns Russian Federation protest arrests, police brutality European Union condemns Russian Federation protest arrests, police brutality
- May 07, 2018

Maxim Shevchenko, a member of the Kremlin's human rights council, called for an urgent session of the council to discuss the use of force by Cossacks against protesters in Moscow and other cities. Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as the country's president demonstrated throughout the country on Saturday. (more...)
Unified North, South Korea TT team lose Unified North, South Korea TT team lose
- May 07, 2018

In an extremely unusual move, the women's table tennis teams for North and South Korea decided on Thursday to form a joint team ahead of their quarterfinal match at the world championships, allowing them to skip the match and advance directly to the semifinals. (more...)
North Korea: Denuclearization pledge not result of US-led sanctions
- May 07, 2018

The spokesperson said that Washington is misleading public opinion that the North's commitment to denuclearization stated in the Panmunjeom Declaration was the results of the USA sanctions and pressure. Kim said that although "the nuclear button is on my office desk all the time", and his missiles could target all of America, he now wanted to stress "the building of a prosperous country" and a diplomatic outreach to South Korea. (more...)
North Korea changes its time zone to match South North Korea changes its time zone to match South
- May 05, 2018

The officials said, however, that a peace treaty between the two Koreas could diminish the need for the 23,500 USA soldiers now stationed on the peninsula, the newspaper said. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim agreed in a summit last week to work toward a peace treaty by the end of the year and to seek the "complete denuclearization" of the peninsula. (more...)
Attempts to rescue trapped Sibanye-Stillwater miners continue Attempts to rescue trapped Sibanye-Stillwater miners continue
- May 05, 2018

The miners were trapped underground for at least 24-hours. "13 workers went missing and five who were working in the same area have been rescued so far". The company was not immediately available for comment. . The problem is that the conditions are extremely unsafe and hard and we need to be careful about putting other employees and the rescue team at risk. (more...)
Shooting at Nashville's Opry Mills Mall leaves one dead Shooting at Nashville's Opry Mills Mall leaves one dead
- May 05, 2018

The shooting couldn't be heard over battle scenes in "Avengers: Infinity War". Aaaron says a retired California police officer who was visiting Nashville stepped in and ordered the man to lie on the ground. It was not immediately clear who the shooter was and how many people-if anyone-had been shot. "Until I physically lay eyes on her, I'm not going to be ok", Young said. (more...)
Cong is insulting Ballari, Modi says on Reddy turf
- May 04, 2018

In 1948 after defeating Pakistan, General Thimayya was insulted by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Defence Minister Krishna Menon, he added. The other candidates on the dais with the Prime Minister were B Sreeramulu, a BJP MP and close aide of Janardhan Reddy, and his nephew T H Suresh Babu, who is also accused of involvement in illegal mining by the CBI. (more...)
US must focus on the big picture before entering Iran's oily waters US must focus on the big picture before entering Iran's oily waters
- May 04, 2018

As former United States president Barack Obama famously stated , the deal "is not based on trust". Israel's Mossad intelligence service broke into the anonymous Tehran building that housed Iran's secret nuclear files and smuggled half a ton of documents and compact discs back to Israel the same night. (more...)