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Opposition criticises govt for 'mishandling' Jadhav case

Jadhav, a former navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court last month after being convicted of spying. "It also unanimously decides that the court must be told of the measures Pakistan takes to implement this order", ICJ President Ronny Abraham said in the operative portion of the order which he read out in the open court for almost 30 minutes. Read More

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BC minority could have major implications for Alberta

Horgan said he and Weaver agree that the Liberals have failed British Columbians on many issues. Premier Rachel Notley hasn't commented on the election results so far. In the run up to the election, Weaver said that he had three make or break issues when it came to propping up a party in power, including ending corporate and union donations, a referendum on some form proportional representation, and a significant increase in education funding. Read More

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White House offers muted response on Comey memo

Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., a former USA attorney. He added: "Whether there are mitigating circumstances remains to be seen ". House Oversight Committee chair Jason Chaffetz, a senior Republican, said the memo and related documents "raise questions as to whether the president attempted to influence or impede the FBI's investigation". Read More

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UK police say Assange still faces arrest

UK police say Assange still faces arrest

He has been living at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012, where he sought refuge as he feared he would be arrested in Sweden on the rape charge and extradited to the USA as he is wanted for revealing secret government documents. United Kingdom government offices referred comment on Mr Assange's case to the police. "Focus now moves to United Kingdom". The sun-starved WikiLeaks provocateur, looking healthy if pale, emerged Friday afternoon to address the media in the open air of the ... Read More

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Sweden drops Assange investigation, United Kingdom police says he still faces arrest

Sweden drops Assange investigation, United Kingdom police says he still faces arrest

He has always denied wrongdoing. Assange has indicated concerns that he may face indictment in the United States for his role at the helm of the WikiLeaks . "As long as we fear that this is a case of political persecution.as long as we fear for Mr. Assange's integrity and human rights, we will continue with our policy of offering him asylum", Long said in a telephone interview. Read More

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McCain: Trump Needs to 'Clean House,' Find Communications 'A-Team'

McCain: Trump Needs to 'Clean House,' Find Communications 'A-Team'

In an interview with Bay Area News Group , Guilfoyle said the idea of her taking over the role has been "raised by a number of people" in the Trump administration. "Kimberly is a valued member of the FOX News primetime lineup, and is under a long term contract with the network", a network spokesperson said. On this week's show, he said, the cast made light of Trump's interview with Lester Holt, his lawyers' admission that he has no business dealings with Russian Federation "with a few ... Read More

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France's Macron lays groundwork for transition to presidency

France's Macron lays groundwork for transition to presidency

According to the French Interior Ministry, Le Pen lost to independent Emmanuel Macron on Sunday with 33.9 percent of the votes against his 66.1 percent. But a high number of blank or spoiled votes and unusually low turnout are signs of an electorate dissatisfied with its choices. Le Pen responded to defeat by vowing she would lead her anti-immigration National Front (FN) strongly into the legislative elections. Read More

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Tories claim they could win 15 seats in Scotland at general election

Tories claim they could win 15 seats in Scotland at general election

Ms Sturgeon will tell voters in Perth that Tory gains came from Labour rather than her party and warn that "the Tory mask" has slipped in recent days. The other three rebel councils, in all of which the SNP are now the biggest group, are expected to follow suit. Nicola Sturgeon hailed the Scottish local elections as an "emphatic" win for the SNP - despite the Tories gaining 167 seats and returning a record number of councillors. Read More

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Trump claims 'witch hunt' amid Russian Federation probe

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) came out of a Senate-wide briefing Thursday by the US deputy attorney general with the impression that the federal probe into Russia's interference in the USA election has entered criminal territory. By Wednesday evening, a Republican source said that the move effectively shut down Congress' intense digging into Comey and his conversations with Trump. Read More

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Trump Denies Asking Comey To Close Investigation on Flynn

Trump Denies Asking Comey To Close Investigation on Flynn

Trump's critics are characterizing Trump's firing of Comey as an attempt at obstruction of justice by the president, with The New York Times writing that "taken together with the news of Mr. "Believe me, there's no collusion". Last week in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt, he claimed he had been planning to fire Comey and called him a "grandstander". Read More

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Scene of horror after Times Square rampage

Scene of horror after Times Square rampage

Alyssa Elsman, the 18-year-old woman who died at the scene, was a tourist from MI, according to the NYPD. They are awaiting further blood tests results for multiple drugs, including PCP. A vehicle driven by a US Navy veteran with a criminal record has slammed into a crowd in New York's Times Square, killing one person and injuring many and causing the city to mobilise anti-terror units out of an "abundance of caution". Read More

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Emmanuel Macron prepares to introduce new French government

France's youngest ever president has already attracted dozens of Socialist MPs to his side as he seeks to create a new centrist force in French politics that will marginalise the traditional parties of left and right. Macron is expected to visit French troops in Africa later this week. Appearing earlier at a handover ceremony with outgoing Socialist prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who is also from Normandy, Philippe joked that Normans were "aggressively moderate" as well as "conquerors". Read More

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Senate Intelligence Committee to The FBI: Give Us The Comey Memos

Senate Intelligence Committee to The FBI: Give Us The Comey Memos

One associate said Comey wrote down as much as he could once he got back to his vehicle. Just weeks later, Trump fired Comey. "They [citizens] deserve an FBI Director that is above reproach". "No leaks, all right?" But the swirling questions about his conduct were clearly on his mind when he told graduates at the US Coast Guard Academy in CT that "no politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly". Read More

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Attorney general sparks fear with push for harsh sentences

Attorney general sparks fear with push for harsh sentences

Sessions quickly reversed that directive upon taking office. "If you are a drug trafficker, we will not look the other way", Sessions said Friday at the Justice Department. Here is the text of 18 U.S. Code § 3553 . He says the policy is simply an application of sentencing laws approved by Congress. We need to say, as Nancy Reagan said, 'Just say no.' There's no excuse for this, it's not recreational. Read More

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Trump denies Comey allegations, collusion with Russian Federation

Trump denies Comey allegations, collusion with Russian Federation

On Tuesday, The Post and others reported that Comey kept detailed notes of his conversations with President Trump. Mr. Comey - who is 6 feet 8 inches tall and was wearing a dark blue suit that day - told Mr. This is the latest effort in a newly invigorated push from congressional Republicans to investigate the scandal-plagued White House. The White House Counsel's office represents the presidency, but aides are making the case to Trump that he needs an outside legal team for this probe. Read More

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USPACOM Chief: North Korea's Latest Missile Test 'A Recipe For Disaster'

USPACOM Chief: North Korea's Latest Missile Test 'A Recipe For Disaster'

Countries must decide whether they support North Korea or those opposed to its nuclear and missile programs, U.S. Ambassador the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday, vowing to "call out" states backing Pyongyang. Abe also struck a conciliatory note, saying: "With the new president, I wish to build future-oriented Japan-South Korea relations". He also said the North's nuclear and missile capabilities seem to have advanced rapidly recently but that the South was ready and capable of ... Read More

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Republicans are privately furious at Donald Trump, says foreign correspondent

Republicans are privately furious at Donald Trump, says foreign correspondent

In a statement, the White House said "the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation involving General Flynn". Monmouth University Poll surveyed a pool of 1,002 adults between May 12 and 17. When Trump fired Comey, he said he did so based on Comey's very public handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe and how it affected his leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More

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Trump not personally under investigation, top senators say

Trump not personally under investigation, top senators say

Answering the question whether such a political atmosphere may affect the upcoming meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump, Peskov said that the Russian "president has repeatedly expressed readiness for such meetings and the readiness to move further along the path of development of our relations as deeply as our partners in Washington are ready for it". Read More

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Relief in India as United Nations court orders Pakistan not to execute Jadhav

While the masterminds of horrific Mumbai attack are yet to face any kind of justice in Pakistan, Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested and sentenced in less than a year in a closed-door trial by a military court. Party leaders said that while the ICJ's decision had come as a big relief for the Modi government, they had consciously avoided any celebration because of the sudden death of minister Anil Madhav Dave. Read More

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Swedish Prosecutor Drops Rape Investigation of WikiLeaks Founder Assange

Swedish Prosecutor Drops Rape Investigation of WikiLeaks Founder Assange

The 45-year-old has been living in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since 2012, after seeking asylum to avoid extradition to Sweden to face allegations of rape dating back to 2010. Swedish judges have refused to take into account the opinion of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which in February 2016 said Assange was effectively " arbitrarily detained " by Sweden and Britain and called for the arrest warrant to be annulled. Read More

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Times Square crash victim was 18-year-old Michigan woman

Times Square crash victim was 18-year-old Michigan woman

The driver of the auto, a 26-year-old Bronx man named Richard Rojas, reportedly has a history of DWI arrests. But according to the original September 23, 2012, arrest report, Rojas was arrested on Wonderwood Drive after a short chase, telling the officer "I beat the s - - out of that cab driver and I'll tell you why, he said I owed him $162". Read More

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Mexico "welcomes" Trump plans to revamp NAFTA

In a statement , talks will begin no earlier than August 16, 2017. The United States seeks to support higher-paying jobs in the United States and to grow the US economy by improving USA opportunities under NAFTA . Richard Neal of MA and Rep. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey, two Democrats on Mr. Brady's committee, explaining they don't think potential policy changes will go far enough. Read More

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With waiver, US lets Iran keep getting benefits of nuke deal

With waiver, US lets Iran keep getting benefits of nuke deal

Rivals have been trading accusations of corruption and brutality in debates and speeches aired on live television and the campaign has been the most bad-tempered in the near 40-year history of the Islamic Republic. Although power in Iran rests largely in the ayatollah, Ali Khamenei, the results of the presidential race could lead to a more conservative government and jeopardy of the 2015 nuclear arms deal that has limited Iran as a Middle Eastern power. Read More

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