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Hamilton could become rival - Bottas

Hamilton could become rival - Bottas

It's going to be a massive fight, at least for the first half of the year. It's not that simple this year. Lewis was one of the first ones to congratulate Valtteri on his first race victory and I think that shows the respect that they have towards each other. Read More

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Pyongyang alleges Central Intelligence Agency plot to kill Kim

Pyongyang alleges Central Intelligence Agency plot to kill Kim

The isolated nation alleged that a "hideous terrorist group" worked with the CIA and South Korean Intelligence Service to murder Kim with biological weapons at a public event, according to the state-run KCNA news agency. North Korea has carried out repeated missile tests in recent months and is threatening to conduct its sixth nuclear test. Further details mentioned in the report about the "terrorist" indicate that the individual's last name is also Kim and that the interaction with ... Read More

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WannaCrypt/WannaCry ransomware patch released by Microsoft

WannaCrypt/WannaCry ransomware patch released by Microsoft

The National Cyber Security Centre said it had detected 188 "high-level" attacks in just three months. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a statement late Friday , encouraged people to update their operating systems. Did NSA not inform Microsoft of this hole, as it wanted to keep its ability to hack into such target Windows machines? Most of the affected hospitals were in England, but several facilities in Scotland also reported being hit. Read More

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French ex-premier pledges allegiance to Macron's movement

French ex-premier pledges allegiance to Macron's movement

Macron's election in a victory over the National Front's Marine Le Pen on Sunday has destroyed the dominance of the center-left and center-right parties which have ruled over French politics for almost 60 years. He delivered a positive message of economic restoration, racial and ethnic inclusion and a strengthening of France's relationships with countries around the world. Read More

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Central Intelligence Agency consolidates assets, expertise & 'creativity' against 'North Korea target'

Central Intelligence Agency consolidates assets, expertise & 'creativity' against 'North Korea target'

A veteran CIA operations officer allegedly has been tapped to lead the mission center as the assistant director of Korea, though the agency did not give the officer's name. Of course, the desire for renewed or increased attention on North Korea's nuclear and missile programs is hardly surprising. The North's state media have been running stories about the alleged plot since last week. Read More

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Tillerson: US reviewing climate change policy

He initially planned to make a final decision on the agreement before attending the G7 summit later this month, but postponed that deadline at Tillerson's request, a White House official told CNN earlier this week. Tillerson arrived late on Wednesday afternoon in Fairbanks and immediately held a meeting with a congressional delegation as well as Arctic representatives from Alaska's indigenous people. Read More

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Detention of fourth U.S. citizen by N. Korea 'concerning': White House

South Korea, the USA and others often accuse North Korea of using foreign detainees to wrest diplomatic concessions, which have sometimes involved high-profile Americans sent to secure the release of the Americans. Weeping and beating her chest, she said her husband had been falsely accused. Last year, North Korea sentenced Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, to 15 years of hard labor. Read More

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North Korea reports on South's presidential election

North Korea reports on South's presidential election

South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in waves from a vehicle after his inauguration ceremony outside of the National Assembly in Seoul , South Korea, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. "The two heads of state discussed ways to improve South Korea-China relations, and exchanged their views on a wide ranges of issues related to the Korean Peninsula", the chief press official said. Read More

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World leaders congratulate Moon Jae-in on election win

Moon's conversation with Xi came a day after he spoke with President Donald Trump, who in the phone call congratulated Moon on his election win and invited him to visit the White House. The general told the new president the military was maintaining solid readiness against potential military provocation from across the border. China has already taken commercial retaliation against South Korean business interests on its soil, but will be hoping Moon follows through on his campaign pledge to ... Read More

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Kerala HSC exams 2017

Kerala HSC exams 2017

Kerala intermediate board is the one that is behind conducting the 12 board exams. As per the official notification provided on the DHSE Kerala website i.e. The Directorate has been mandated to promote and regulate Higher Secondary Education in the state of Kerala. Of the 4,60,743 students, 125 scored 100% and 9870 students scored A Plus in all subjects. Read More

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Election Commission calls all-party meeting to clear air on EVMs

Election Commission calls all-party meeting to clear air on EVMs

The Election Commission has called an all party meeting on the raging issue on Friday at its headquarters in New Delhi. "What they used is a prototype of an EVM". However, the poll panel had rubbished aside his claims saying that the machine used by Bharadwaj was a "lookalike" of the EC's EVM and therefore could not be used to establish any evidence or possible tampering. Read More

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Exit polls show Merkel's CDU wins key German election

A German motorist association went to the trouble of tallying the total number of recorded traffic jams in the a year ago - 218,000, an increase of 20% from 2015. In Emmanuel Macron, she will meet the man who staved off the far-right threat and possibly saved the European Union from breaking apart, but also a man whose ambitious ideas for shaking up the eurozone are anathema to many in Germany, particularly in her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party. Read More

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Melissa McCarthy films SNL as Sean Spicer outside CNN

McCarthy was clearly filming a skit for an upcoming Saturday Night Live episode, but it's unclear exactly what was going on or what she was saying. Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30/10:30c on NBC. McCarthy's return as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer! She returned for the cold open of the February 11 episode, hosted by Alec Baldwin, in which the character debuted the motorized podium and repeatedly ran into the press. Read More

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Abe strongly condemns missile launch

The launch jeopardizes new South Korean President Moon Jae-in's willingness for dialogue with the North, and came as U.S., Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters Sunday that the launch, which is banned by the United Nations, is "absolutely unacceptable" and that Japan will respond resolutely. Read More

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Michael Flynn shadow still looms over Donald Trump

Michael Flynn shadow still looms over Donald Trump

According to intelligence officials, the two discussed sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama to punish Russian Federation for its efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. Mr Flynn had been fired by the Obama administration in 2014. Yates responded: 'My answer to that question would require me to reveal classified information. Read More

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Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada told reporters there is a possibility that it was a new type of ballistic missile, saying it flew Sunday for about 30 minutes and an altitude exceeding 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles). "North Korea's pursuit of nuclear technology has impaired its own security as well as the region's, and it has also jeopardized China's national security", the paper said in an editorial this month. Read More

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Hamilton wins Spanish GP ahead of Vettel

Hamilton wins Spanish GP ahead of Vettel

Hamilton will now head to the next round in Monaco just six points shy of the man he is bidding to join on four world titles following a dramatic race in which the championship protagonists diced on track for the first time this season. "OK, box, Sebastian, box", he was told. Vettal did all he could to beat Hamilton with a thrilling move to pass Bottas that will be replayed for some time to come. Read More

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Trump says possible to pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week

In D.C., a half-dozen candidates sat down Saturday with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein, according to multiple reports. "I think the process is going to go quickly", Trump said. Rogers, a Republican, is also a former Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent. Fired FBI Director James Comey is willing to testify before Congress on the condition that he is able to do so in public, the New York Times reported Friday. Read More

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Trump refuses to commit to Sean Spicer when pressed by Fox News

Trump refuses to commit to Sean Spicer when pressed by Fox News

Trump's about-face also raises further questions about the role of newly installed Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein in the president's decision. "Almost all [the candidates] are very well known. What I'd love to do is stop them", Trump said. Comey, who was the former public face of the FBI, was previously applauded by Trump for his handling of the investigation into Clinton's private email server. Read More

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AAP tries to drown bribery din in EVM hack clamour

AAP tries to drown bribery din in EVM hack clamour

On April 11, as many as 16 Opposition parties had written to the polling monitor alleging that the tampering of EVMs had created a "deep-seated trust deficit" on their reliability. Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Brinda Karat said the party supports use of paper trail system in each and every election. The issue has acquired added interest following the demonstration of EVM tampering on a dummy prototype of the actual machine on the floor of the Delhi Assembly by the AAP government on ... Read More

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Austria will hold snap election this year, chancellor says

Austria will hold snap election this year, chancellor says

Reinhold Mitterlehner, quit on Wednesday after failing to stop in-fighting among his ministers and Kurz took over the party mantle as he is seen as the only hope to revive the party with his own style of functioning. "They have now prevailed within the OVP", Kern said. Previous year the populist, anti-immigration FPOe's Norbert Hofer came close to being elected to the largely ceremonial but coveted post of Austrian president. Read More

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Emmanuel Macron inaugurated as French president

A week after his victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a tumultuous election, Macron will have a private meeting with Hollande at which he will be given the codes to launch France's nuclear weapons. He asked the French people to be prepared to "deal with deep change" as the world "needs France more than ever". "The division and fractures across our society must be overcome. Read More

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Pope says he'll seek common ground with Trump, won't preach

Mary's example of believing and following Jesus is what matters most; she can not be some image "of our own making" who Christians barter with for mercy, Pope Francis said. Pope Francis, right, arrives to celebrate a Mass where he will canonize shepherd children Jacinta and Francisco Marto at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, Saturday, Friday, May 13, 2017, in Fatima, Portugal. Read More

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General election 2017: Scotland's political leaders step up their campaigns

Labour also had a higher percentage of first preference votes than the SNP in Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill, up 1.65% percentage points, and was 0.91 percentage points higher in Lanark and Hamilton East. Mr Salmond conceded that support for the Conservatives is on the rise in Scotland - but claimed "presumptuous announcements" by the Tories would only seek to boost support for the SNP. Read More

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Terrorists Gunned Down In Jammu And Kashmir's Kupwara District

Terrorists Gunned Down In Jammu And Kashmir's Kupwara District

Earlier on April 27, three soldiers, including an officer, and two unidentified fidayeen militants were killed, when militants launched a pre-dawn attack on a military installation near the Line of Control in Kupwara district. We are trying to ascertain their identity. Two AK-47 rifles, two pistols, four AK magazines, two pistol magazines, two grenades and some more articles including maps and cash, were recovered from the encounter site, the spokesman said. Read More

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Kremlin says feels 'cautious optimism' after Trump meeting with Lavrov

Kremlin says feels 'cautious optimism' after Trump meeting with Lavrov

He challenged reporters in the room to give him "one fact that would prove" Russian Federation acted to influence the 2016 race. But their meeting was impossible to separate from the Trump administration's unfolding political drama in Washington, where FBI and congressional investigations are looking into possible collusion between Trump campaign associates and the Kremlin related to the 2016 election. Read More

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Backed Forces Seize Key Syrian Town, Dam On Road To Raqqa

US -backed Syrian Democratic Forces have defeated Islamic State fighters in the city of Tabqa and have seized Tabqa Dam, a key objective for the militias before a planned attack on the terror group's de-facto capital, Raqqa. But Ankara regards the group as a terror outfit, as it does the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, who have waged an insurgency since 1984 inside Turkey that has left tens of thousands dead. Read More

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Coroner reopens case of bullied 8-year-old who killed self

In an email, the detective told school administrators he noticed an incident in a school bathroom before the boy died. She said his mother was never notified of the alleged bathroom assault. I am my son's voice and it will be heard. "To watch these children walking in and out of bathroom who are afraid, and to see someone like Gabe who is trying to diffuse the situation by putting out his hand, you realize that 10-minute snapshot at that school, is what it must be like all day at that ... Read More

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Wife of American detained in Pyongyang pleads for release

Wife of American detained in Pyongyang pleads for release

The first signs of trouble came on April 22, when the North Koreans suddenly detained Tony Kim, a fellow Korean-American academic teaching at the same university in Pyongyang . Korean American Kim Dong Chul is serving 10 years on espionage charges and Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in 2016 for removing a propaganda poster. Read More

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Give access to EVMs, AAP tells EC

Give access to EVMs, AAP tells EC

BSP president Mayawati was the first one to question the reliability of the EVMs. AAP has vociferously raised the issue after its disappointing performance in Punjab and Goa assembly elections and the recent MCD polls. If people and parties are satisfied, your system will be accepted. Days before the proposed meet, the Aam Admi Party had staged a demonstration on hacking a "voting machine" in the Delhi Assembly. Read More

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