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House Democrats discuss the Russian investigation

Some legal experts aren't so sure. Q: What has Trump said publicly about Flynn? The reports raised questions over whether obstruction of justice charges could be laid against Trump, weakening confidence in the US president's ability to push through an aggressive stimulus programme that investors had been banking on since his election last November. Read More

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France's new president moves quickly on first full day in office

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that the possibility of change to European Union treaties was "not taboo" and that he wanted to see better protection for Europe's workers. According to Reuters , Philippe will be the necessary counterweight to the former socialist members of parliament who have joined Macron's cause. But not everyone was pleased with Philippe's announcement. Read More

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Salt Creek Attacker Sentenced

Salt Creek Attacker Sentenced

Roman Heinze was sentenced for the attacks on a remote beach in the Coorong - along an indecent assault on another backpacker in Adelaide in 2014. He will be eligible for parole in 17 years. Heinze met the women through a classified advertising website, where one of them had been looking for a ride to the city of Melbourne. In March, a British backpacker who officials say had been sexually assaulted and held captive for weeks in the Outback was rescued after police pulled over the vehicle she ... Read More

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Rahul Gandhi holds meeting with Cong's Rajasthan unit

Rahul Gandhi holds meeting with Cong's Rajasthan unit

Recently, Vaghela was in the news for unfollowing many Congress leaders including Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Twitter. The hoardings, put up by unidentified people at some places in Vadodara, carried a photo of the Leader of Opposition with the text saying, 'Be it the BJP or the Congress, it will be Bapu's government in 2017.' When asked about the hoardings, Vaghela, who is also known as Bapu, had said that the BJP could be behind the act. Read More

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Relative Calm Reported In Syria Safe Zones After Deal Comes Into Force

Relative Calm Reported In Syria Safe Zones After Deal Comes Into Force

The largest safe zone includes Syria's Idlib Province and adjoining districts of Hama, Aleppo, and Latakia provinces. He did not elaborate on who those countries might be. A spokesman for the Jaish al-Nasr rebel group told Reuters fighting broke out in Hama shortly after midnight. "The regime will be committed to the deal because the Russians are the guarantor, so if the Russians said no bombing, the regime will stop". Read More

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PCB bans spinner Nawaz for one month

PCB bans spinner Nawaz for one month

On May 15, Nawaz approached the PCB to initiate proceedings under Article 5.1.12 of the PCB Code and requested for "Agreed Sanction" a meeting to hold discussions. "The Board has also warned the two players that they will be under observation for a month starting 18th May and reoccurrence of breach of discipline will lead to one month suspension". Read More

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Staples, Inc. (SPLS) Releases Q2 Earnings Guidance

For the quarter ending Oct-17, 10 analysts have a mean sales target of 4,798.39 million whilst for the year ending Jan-17, 11 analysts have a mean target of 20,251.30 million. Revenue during the period amounted to $5.36B, while analysts were anticipating $5.4B. Sell-side analysts have also provided a consensus recommendation of 2.70 on company shares. Read More

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China's Xi outlines plans for wide cooperation in trade plan

China's Xi outlines plans for wide cooperation in trade plan

In his keynote address, President Xi highlighted that China "will enhance friendship and cooperation with all countries in the world on the Belt and Road Initiative on the basis of the five principles of peaceful coexistence". "In a world of growth, interdependence and challenges, no country can tackle the challenges or solve the world's problems on its own", he said as he sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More

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IAS officer Anurag Tiwari found dead in Lucknow's Hazratganj

IAS officer Anurag Tiwari found dead in Lucknow's Hazratganj

Police had earlier termed the death the "suspicious". Tiwari, who was from Uttar Pradesh's Baharaich district, had gone for a morning walk and his body was later found lying on a roadside a few meters from his guest house. As per preliminary reports, Tiwari had recently divorced his wife. The 2007 batch officer was staying in the guesthouse. He said a team of forensic experts from Lucknows State Forensic Science Laboratory will examine the officers body and the exact cause of death could ... Read More

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Trump says he considered 'this Russian Federation thing' before firing FBI Director Comey

The White House initially said Trump was compelled to fire Comey by a critical memo from the deputy attorney general on the director's handling of last year's investigation into Hillary Clinton's email. It's entirely unclear what the president is talking about here. Trump confidants say Bannon has been marginalized on major decisions, including Comey's firing, after clashing with Kushner. Read More

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Authorities seize 7000 birds in LA County cockfighting raid

Authorities seize 7000 birds in LA County cockfighting raid

Roosters, hens and chicks along with mobile cockfighting pits, slashing blades used during fights to the death and other equipment were found on a property in remote northwest Los Angeles. The property owner has been identified but has not been arrested or charged, said Perry, adding that he expects several people will face charges as the inquiry unfolds. Read More

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Putin undecided which song to play when he meets Trump

Putin undecided which song to play when he meets Trump

Russian state television captured and posted the video of Putin playing excerpts of "Moscow Windows " and "City on the Free Neva", both Soviet classics . Petersburg, with lyrics like "Listen, Leningrad, I'll sing to you my honest song". Putin's unexpected piano recital certainly isn't the first time he's publicized his skills and hobbies outside the Kremlin. Read More

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Conservative pol named French finance minister

The 69-year-old from northwest Brittany, who backed former cabinet colleague Macron for president, is one of only two ministers to be kept on - a reward for his support which helped paper over Macron's lack of worldwide experience. Goulard is a European Parliament member and strongly pro-European centrist politician who will champion Macron's push for joint European military operations. Read More

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Yates dubs Trump's first travel ban as 'unlawful'

Yates dubs Trump's first travel ban as 'unlawful'

In contrast, she said , "it was appropriate for us to look at the intent behind the president's actions, and the intent is laid out in his statements". Asked on Monday how the Post had received that information, Ms Yates said she did not know. "My answer to that question would require me to reveal classified information", Yates replied. Read More

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Trump's Approval Rating Declines to 38%

Trump's Approval Rating Declines to 38%

Almost half of Americans expect Trump to bring manufacturing jobs back to the USA, according to a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll, and a 37 percent plurality say it's among the campaign promises they most want to see him keep. In the new poll, however, there is an uptick in the percentage who think Trump's action was improper. The share of voters who heard about the Comey dismissal increased from 74 percent in the middle of last week to 81 percent over the weekend. Read More

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UN Ready to Impose Further Sanctions on North Korea

Analysts said the test suggested an actual range of 4,500 kilometers (2,800 miles) or more if flown for maximum distance. It was sacked from a test site in Kusong, North Korea, and uses liquid fuel, according to ABC. "The United States maintains our ironclad commitment to stand with our allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea". President Donald Trump's administration has called for an immediate halt to Pyongyang's provocations and has warned that the "era of strategic ... Read More

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Trump sees 'fast' decision over new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump sees 'fast' decision over new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The president then turned the conversation to whether Mr. Comey would pledge his loyalty to him. The exchange as described by the president is remarkable in that he said the FBI director was discussing an ongoing investigation with the president - something Justice Department policy generally prohibits - at the same time Comey was seeking assurances he would remain in his job. Read More

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With new president, new faces for French parliament

With new president, new faces for French parliament

French people were frustrated over the situation in United States and UK. Macron ran as a confident and unflinching advocate of pluralism and openness, and he will become, instantly, a major global voice for those values. Less remarked upon is their shared political luck. Friday's US job numbers were solid and yield spreads support the dollar over the euro. "Macron: Not even started, already hated", it read. Read More

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Mormon church severs some of its ties to the Boy Scouts

She said the organization's membership figures show the decision will impact 130,000 Mormon teens in this age group. Church leaders say this change will allow them to implement a simplified program that meets local needs while providing activities to balance spiritual, social, physical and intellectual development goals for young men. Read More

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Malindo Air Receives First of 3700 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Malindo Air Receives First of 3700 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

The Seattle-based airline manufacturer said that today's FAA and EASA approval enables it to mitigate the increasing demand of MAX aircraft awaiting flight testing and allows Boeing to commence deliveries. The first Malindo Air 737 MAX (9M-LRC) arrived in Anchorage on Tuesday evening before continuing to Malaysia. While the 737 is assembled in Renton, Wash., Boeing South Carolina's local propulsion business designs and makes the Max engine nacelle inlets in Palmetto Commerce Park. Read More

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Day of reckoning has come: Jaitley

Day of reckoning has come: Jaitley

The number of persons under the tax net has increased by 91 lakh as unaccounted cash lost anonymity post note ban, Jaitley said. The department has identified more than 60,000 such persons based on data analytics. This request will also be communicated via email or SMS, and can be responded to by the same medium. He said the department has given enough opportunity to people in the high-risk category to come clean. Read More

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Election in Germany's most populous state could boost Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a major blow to her rival center-left Social Democrats after her conservative party won a state election in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday. The party landed an unprecedented victory past year by defeating Merkel's party in her home state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. "It is a rocky road, but the SPD is a battle-hardened party and we will put up a fight in the elections", he said. Read More

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President Trump top aides face sack

President Trump top aides face sack

McFarland, are known to have provided President Trump with dubiously sourced news articles or outright fake stories, as part of an effort to get the commander-in-chief roiled or distracted, according to a report Monday. "It's even more important with someone like this", Brown told the publication, reflecting on Trump. If Trump follows through, his innermost White House circle would shrink from a loop to a straight line of mid-30s family members with scant governing experience: Jared and ... Read More

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Trump on Israeli-Palestinian deal: 'We will get it done'

Trump on Israeli-Palestinian deal: 'We will get it done'

Trump , they added, will reiterate his belief that Israeli settlement construction on land claimed by the Palestinians does not advance peace prospects. Besides, a fair and integral peace would lead the Arab and Islamic countries to have normal relations with Israel, he said. What went unsaid Wednesday was Trump's willingness in February to back off a two-state framework . Read More

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India stands firmly with Jadhav: Congress

The government believes there is an imminent danger to Jadhav's life after the "farcical trial" in the Field General Court Martial proceedings. Qureshi also claimed that India should have only brought Jadhav's application to the ICJ in extreme emergencies, and how Pakistani authorities have made clear the details of the appeal process against the sentencing. Read More

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