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North Korea Holding 4th US Citizen in Detention

The North has a history of detaining USA citizens only to release them after cache-earning visits by high-profile political figures, including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. Cory Gardner has drawn the attention and ire of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after calling the volatile leader a "whack job" in a TV interview last week. Read More

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Policeman kills five colleagues in Afghanistan

Policeman kills five colleagues in Afghanistan

The mission recorded 987 child casualties, including 283 deaths, between January 1 and April 30, the highest number of children killed for the same period since UNAMA began documenting Afghan civilian casualties. The overnight incident of a so-called "insider attack" happened at an outpost in the Ghanikhil district. He added that after the shootings, the attacker, whose name was only given as Nasratullah, collected his victims' firearms and fled the scene. Read More

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Haftar loyalist troops killed in Libya airbase attack

Haftar loyalist troops killed in Libya airbase attack

Some LNA men had been killed and wounded but it was not clear how many, said spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari. Government army spokesman Mohammad Agliwan said the attackers " liberated the base and destroyed all the forces inside ". The UN's envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, said he was " outraged " by reports of summary executions. In Tripoli, the GNA called for an immediate ceasefire in the south, where tribes and militias vie for control of lucrative smuggling routes with neighbouring Chad, ... Read More

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Trump says he did not ask Comey to end investigation

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is mocking President Donald Trump's complaints about unfair treatment by the news media. Trump's tweets signal his White House - or at least the man in charge - will try to resist Mueller's investigation, meaning the shadow of that probe will now hang over a White House in need of a morale boost. Read More

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Trump told Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure from investigation

According to the report , Trump called Comey a "nut job" to two Russian officials he met with last week, and is reported to have also shared classified information with the officials during the same meeting. In the same interview, he blithely mentioned that the "made up story" about his campaign's alleged collusion with Russian Federation was on his mind when he made up his mind about the Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More

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DeVos Education Budget Cuts Public Education To Fund Religious Schools

DeVos Education Budget Cuts Public Education To Fund Religious Schools

Emma Brown , education reporter for The Washington Post . The U.S. Education Department, led by Trump pick Betsy DeVos, said the streamlining will save money and increase efficiency. "The administration also wants to spend $250 million on 'Education Innovation and Research Grants, ' which would pay for expanding and studying the impacts of vouchers for private and religious schools". Read More

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Trump Tells Russians Comey Ouster Eased Pressure on Probe

Trump Tells Russians Comey Ouster Eased Pressure on Probe

The FBI's investigation seeks to determine whether and to what extent Trump associates were in contact with Kremlin operatives, what business dealings they might have had in Russian Federation, and whether they in any way facilitated the hacking and publishing of Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's emails during the presidential campaign. Read More

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Sean Spicer Rebuts Report that Trump Asked Comey to Pledge His Loyalty

Sean Spicer Rebuts Report that Trump Asked Comey to Pledge His Loyalty

Furious with the news coverage of the White House's shifting explanations on Comey's sacking, Trump lashed out, suggesting the media was wrong to expect his spokespeople to be 100 percent accurate. Trump says Comey had told him three times he was not under investigation in the Russian Federation probe. It now seems clear that Trump, who called Comey a "showboat" and a "grandstander", wanted to fire the director one way or another, so asked the Justice Department to create a paper trail ... Read More

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Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy

Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday there was a "high possibility" of conflict with North Korea, which is pressing ahead with nuclear and missile programmes it says it needs to counter United States aggression. Given the USA commitment to South Korea's defense, this is an opportunity to explore a more nuanced opening to the North. " Seoul needs to make a choice between deploying THAAD and resuming Sino-South Korean relations". Read More

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Assange lawyer says dropped case is 'end of nightmare'

Assange lawyer says dropped case is 'end of nightmare'

Dropping the investigation is not a result of deciding he is not guilty, Ny added - it's because there's no practical way to continue it. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange today hailed Swedens decision to drop its rape investigation against him as an "important victory " even as he attacked the countrys authorities for detaining him for seven years without charge. Read More

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Led coalition airstrikes targeted pro-Syrian regime forces

Led coalition airstrikes targeted pro-Syrian regime forces

But a statement on Syrian state news agency Sana said that the air strikes at 16:30 (13:30 GMT) on Thursday had targeted one of the "military points" of its army. UPI later reported on Friday, citing both Syrian and Russian sources, that the strikes killed at least eight . "You can not consider the US-led coalition airstrike against pro-government forces on Thursday an accident or a mistake anymore". Read More

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US State Department summons Turkish Ambassador

Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC said he wants "people prosecuted". He spoke by phone on Wednesday night after he was released pending a June court hearing. "The violence and injuries were the result of this unpermitted, provocative demonstration", the statement said. A student waves a Turkish flag with a portrait of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk during a march in support of the republic and against terrorism in Ankara on May 18, 2017. Read More

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Danny DeVito urges voters to put their trust in Jeremy Corbyn

Chancellor Philip Hammond said: "There is a £58 billion black hole in Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto - and it will be paid for by every single family in the country with higher taxes and more debt". "I am very proud that we have a party that is diverse, that is inclusive, that is pluralistic and this manifesto is a product of that process". Questioned about policy issues, Mr Gething said Labour was "appalled" that the Conservatives were planning to abandon the "triple lock" guarantee on ... Read More

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Anthony Weiner to Register as Sex Offender After Guilty Plea

Anthony Weiner to Register as Sex Offender After Guilty Plea

The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after a 15-year-old North Carolina girl told DailyMail.com that she and Weiner exchanged lewd messages for several months. " Weiner's conduct was not only reprehensible, but a federal crime, one for which he is now convicted and will be sentenced". Law enforcement officials say a man accused of steering his vehicle onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the USA and mowing down pedestrians for three blocks told police he was "hearing voices". Read More

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Who Are the Top Candidates to Replace James Comey as FBI Director?

Who Are the Top Candidates to Replace James Comey as FBI Director?

The newspaper cites the White House's official written account of the Oval Office meeting. Trump has said he could name a new director before he leaves the country Friday for the Middle East, on his first overseas trip as president. Among other candidates for the position, Lieberman has Democrats concerned both because of his personal ties to Trump and his political history. This week Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to ... Read More

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Deadline to register to vote in General Election 2017 just days away

Deadline to register to vote in General Election 2017 just days away

It was estimated that only 36% of people aged 16-24 voted in the European Union referendum last June that resulted in Brexit, so this is a major step in the right direction to have our voices heard. How does voting work in this election? Make sure you return them before this date in the envelopes that are provided. "The general election registration deadline is fast approaching". Read More

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You'll No Longer Have to Register Your Drone

You'll No Longer Have to Register Your Drone

As of February, there were more than 770,000 drone registrations with the FAA since 2015, according to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta . While Friday's decision by the U.S. "Congress is of course always free to repeal or amend its 2012 prohibition on FAA rules regarding model aircraft ", the judges said . But Kavanaugh disagreed, saying the regulation forces on model aircraft new requirements and with penalties to which they were not exposed before. Read More

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Trump Intel Sharing Likely to Leave Allies Anxious

Trump Intel Sharing Likely to Leave Allies Anxious

A current US official tells The Associated Press that the intelligence shared addressed a threat from Islamic State militants that a U.S partner shared with the United States. In a statement, Israel's ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, said the partnership between the U.S and Israel was solid. "It's going to go to the Syrians, It's going to go to the Iranians - Russian allies", Baer said. Read More

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US extends Iran nuke sanctions relief, adds other sanctions

The Trump administration imposed a new set of sanctions on Iran and its ballistic missiles programme, on Wednesday, but for now, the 2015 nuclear agreement remains intact. said helped obtain materials for the ballistic missile program. Tellingly, news of the nuclear sanctions waiver was only mentioned in the fourth paragraph of a State Department media note titled "US State Department Issues Report on Human Rights Sanctions on Iran". Read More

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Kushner Companies apologizes for Journal Square project pitch to Chinese investors

Kushner Companies apologizes for Journal Square project pitch to Chinese investors

Nicole Kushner Meyer, Kushner's sister, mentioned her brother at a conference for wealthy Chinese investors as she tried to convince them to invest in the $821 million, two-tower project. The EB-5 program, which lawmakers have targeted for reform, is authorized through government spending bills and has been renewed continuously for years as Congress has opted to renew short-term continuing resolutions. Read More

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Pemberton Music Festival cancelled

Pemberton Music Festival cancelled

Ticketholders can file a proof of claim form, and they may be able to get some or all of their money back, but they won't hear back for "several weeks". "So when we saw what happened with Fyre Festival and last night with Pemberton and the opportunity that's now been lost for thousands of people, it seemed like the flawless opportunity to why not step in and try to maintain that experience for them by offering what we have". Read More

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FM Arun Jaitley assures GST of being consumer friendly

FM Arun Jaitley assures GST of being consumer friendly

The finance minister also said the state revenue would significantly rise after GST's implementation as it is a consumption tax and Jammu and Kashmir is a consuming state. "If there is any effort of ceasefire violation, our soldiers will give adequate response to this". When he was reminded that during the NDA government headed by Atal Behari Vajpayee Government of India (GoI) hold talks with the separatists, Mr Jaitley, who was also a cabinet minister then, said let the situation become ... Read More

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Costs no factor in Assange decision

Costs no factor in Assange decision

Prosecutor Marianne Ny said she could not judge whether the 45-year-old Australian native was guilty or innocent because the investigation had been thwarted. November 18: Stockholm court approves request to detain Assange for questioning. The UK's Home Office was unable to comment on the implications of the decision because of the upcoming election. Read More

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BBC drama Three Girls stars east Bristol landmarks

BBC drama Three Girls stars east Bristol landmarks

Three Girls is not necessarily comfortable viewing for social workers as we watch so many failings of our own profession on full display for the world to see. "It's important that the BBC took a chance because it could have gone one of two ways". "I believe senior police officers should be held accountable for failing to act", she said. Read More

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3 fall from Ferris wheel in Washington

3 fall from Ferris wheel in Washington

Officials said the rest of the festival is continuing as planned. The incident happened around 6:30 p.m.at the Jefferson County Rhododendron Festival. Neither Oregon nor Washington have state inspectors who routinely inspect carnival rides; however, both states require insurance companies to get proof of inspections on each ride annually by private inspectors on an approved lists. Read More

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Rajinikanth to enter politics?

Rajinikanth to enter politics?

The superstar also expressed his disappointment over the "wrong system" which needs to be changed. In 1996, during the Tamil Nadu assembly election campaign, Rajinikanth denounced J. Whether he will or not join politics still remains anonymous for his fans. "I am pushed to clarify during every election that I'm not affiliated to any political party", he had said early this week. Read More

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