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Boko Haram Releases 82 Girls Kidnapped In Nigeria

Boko Haram Releases 82 Girls Kidnapped In Nigeria

Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the 82 girls' freedom, a Nigerian government official said Sunday. The government secured the release with mediation by the International Committee of the Red Cross. "We hope the remaining girls will soon be released", Mr Mark said. Reacting in a statement on Sunday, Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili, conveners of BBOG, while describing the release of the girls as a "heartwarming development", reminded the federal government on the ... Read More

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Senators Urge Turkish President To Hold His Bodyguards Accountable For DC Violence

District of Columbia police announced in a statement it was working with US Secret Service and State Department personnel "to identify and hold all subjects accountable for their involvement in the altercation". They "began aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the President". A day after protests at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., turned violent, the State Department is criticizing Turkey's government. Read More

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Is North Korea behind WannaCry ransomware cyberattack? Hidden codes suggest so

The attackers take over the IT systems and encrypt the files, meaning users cannot access them. "This type of ransomware/jailbreak attack is not at all part of the M.O. Mr. Choi added that the world should stop underestimating North Korea's capabilities. More attacks were possible, Choi said, "especially given that, unlike missile or nuclear tests, they can deny their involvement in attacks in cyberspace and get away with it". Read More

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The latest on Pippa Middleton's wedding and the wedding gown

Middleton was plunged into the public eye at her sister's wedding, which had an estimated worldwide television audience of two billion. Pippa looked stunning in a white lace gown by British fashion designer Giles Deacon. For Pippa's big day, Harry sported a gray trousers, a black coat with long tails, and a bright blue tie. A view of St Mark's Church in Englefield, England ahead of the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews Saturday, May 20, 2017. Read More

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Information Trump shared with Russians came from Israel, official says

Information Trump shared with Russians came from Israel, official says

The highly classified information about an Islamic State plot was collected by Israel, a crucial source of intelligence and close partner in the fight against some of the America's fiercest threats in the Middle East. He said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser for strategy, remember the meeting the same way. He said Trump discussed a range of subjects with the Russians, including "common efforts and threats regarding counter-terrorism". Read More

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Colorado man to be freed early now in immigration custody

Colorado man to be freed early now in immigration custody

He is released from prison but arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Lima-Marin never applied for citizenship, his father, Eli Borges, told The Denver Post . Department of Homeland Security has little power over cases of deportation of Cuban nationals. According to the Post , the US does not control whether or not Cuba will accept a deportee, so it is possible that Lima-Marin, 38, could spend up to six months in ICE custody and then be put on an order of supervision that ... Read More

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Chinese, S. Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

Chinese, S. Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

Envoy Tony Blair also told Special Envoy Hong Seok-hyun during his 10-minute meeting at the White House that he would not hold talks with North Korea for talks. US President Donald Trump warned in an interview with Reuters in late April that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible, but said he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute over its nuclear and missile programmes. Read More

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Erdogan Bodyguards Fight Protesters Outside Embassy

Erdogan Bodyguards Fight Protesters Outside Embassy

In an interview with Turkish broadcaster NTV, the foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, accused the USA envoy, Brett McGurk, of "providing support" for the PKK and the Syrian force, known as the YPG. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said the agency is "concerned by the violent incidents" and "violence is never an appropriate response to free speech". Read More

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Trump to call for unity in fight vs. radicalism

Trump to call for unity in fight vs. radicalism

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud meets with U.S. President Donald Trump during a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017 . Trump, who promised during his campaign to move the Tel Aviv-based U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, has so far not done so out of fears such a move would incite the Arab world. Read More

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Trump advisers met with Russians at least 18 times

Then, on Thursday, Trump again pointed to Rosenstein's "very, very strong letter" as a primary reason for the firing. "I now have significantly greater confidence that the investigation will follow the facts wherever they lead". Meanwhile, Senate Democrats met in private Wednesday to brainstorm how they were going to grill Rosenstein - including pressing him to name a special prosecutor. Read More

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AFP stringer shot dead in Mexico: judicial source

Javier Valdez was killed when assailants opened fire on his vehicle in the state capital, Culiacan, according to RioDoce , the media outlet he co-founded and where he worked. "Every time we think things are really going to change, there is another murder". He wrote about the Sinaloa drug cartel and its founder Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Read More

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U.S. summons Turkey envoy for embassy brawl

Video appears to show Erdogan's bodyguards violently breaking up a protest this week while Erdogan was visiting Washington. Eyewitness accounts, along with the testimony of Washington DC's police chief, confirm that the protest was loud but peaceful until Erdogan's goons waded in and attacked. Read More

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N. Korean Missile Can Reach Seoul in Six Minutes

N. Korean Missile Can Reach Seoul in Six Minutes

On Monday, the U.N. Security Council said it was vital that North Korea show "sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action and stressed the importance of working to reduce tensions". The United States wants North Korea to trust its promise of no hostility and conduct no more nuclear or missile tests before Washington can consider opening talks with the communist nation, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was quoted as saying Thursday. Read More

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Macron calls on Germany, EU to step up Africa military presence

Macron calls on Germany, EU to step up Africa military presence

Here's a look at Emmanuel Macron's trip on Friday to France's largest overseas military operation - in a country where multiple extremist groups pose a growing danger to the region. The presence of French Development Agency chief Remy Rioux in the President's entourage is taken as a sign that Mr Macron wants to put more emphasis on economic development in its former colonies. Read More

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Kushner Family Apologizes for Referring to White House Adviser Jared Kushner

Kushner Family Apologizes for Referring to White House Adviser Jared Kushner

The visa allows principal investors and their immediate family members to live and work legally in the U.S.in exchange for a minimum investment of $500,000 in a commercial enterprise that creates at least 10 permanent full-time jobs. It is also to be noted that in 2014, almost 90% of the EB-5 visas were issued to Chinese nationals. Kushner Companies has apologized after Nicole Kushner Meyer (right) mentioned her brother Jared (left) at an investors event in China. Read More

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AAP Shows How EVM ' Vote Rigging' Works

AAP Shows How EVM ' Vote Rigging' Works

During the special day-long session of the Delhi Assembly, AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj got a machine similar to the EVMs and gave a demo about the same. Sixteen opposition parties had recently told the Commission that it should revert to the paper ballot system, claiming that the faith of the people has "eroded" in the machines. Read More

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Jadhav case: ICJ order great vindication of India's stand, says Arun Jaitley

Hours after the ICJ in The Hague pronounced its provisional order in the case, the External Affairs Ministry said the government will do everything possible to save the life of Jadhav. The final verdict is expected in August. The ICJ asserted its jurisdiction over the case of the 46-year-old former Indian Navy officer while noting that the circumstances of his arrest remain disputed. Read More

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Approval of President Trump drops to lowest since inauguration

The mid-May opinion poll found that only 38-percent of adults approved of Trump while 56-percent disapproved. Another 55% said Trump's disclosure made them feel "not confident" with his ability to handle highly classified information, while almost as many (52%) said the disclosure made them feel "not confident" in the President's ability to keep the country safe from terrorism. Read More

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Sen. Lindsey Graham to President Trump: Stop Tweeting About the Russia Investigation

Sen. Lindsey Graham to President Trump: Stop Tweeting About the Russia Investigation

By Wednesday , White House officials were saying that Trump had contemplated firing Comey for a long period of time , but made the final determination after hearing from Sessions and Rosenstein. Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey, who was leading the agency's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump presidential campaign. Read More

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French ex-prime minister Valls offers to back Macron in June elections

French ex-prime minister Valls offers to back Macron in June elections

In fact, Macron handily beat Le Pen in this presidential election, assuring that Macron will be able to "right the ship", as it were, without the prejudicial baggage that a Le Pen presidency would likely bring. Shortly after the first projections were published, Le Pen, 48, said she had congratulated Macron. After her decisive loss, the National Front also geared up for a name change - if not a makeover of its ideas. Read More

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Haryana girls outshine boys in Class 12 boards

Haryana girls outshine boys in Class 12 boards

Students from rural areas with a pass percentage of 66.9 outperformed those in urban areas where only 60 percent students passed the exam. The results will be available on the official website www.bseh.org, once they are released. As per the report, the exact strength of the students those who all appeared on the Haryana 10th examination is 3,88,205. So, the students can get their results by using those websites without any hassle. Read More

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Joe McHugh declares his support for Leo Varadkar for Taoiseach

Joe McHugh declares his support for Leo Varadkar for Taoiseach

I hold Simon in great esteem, but it's how I have seen Leo respond back to great need is why I'm supporting him. Labour TD Jan O'Sullivan, has paid tribute to her constituency colleague, saying, "Michael Noonan will be remembered for his contribution to the economic recovery of this country as Minister for Finance, working alongside Brendan Howlin as Minister for Public Expenditure". Read More

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