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Ivanka Trump Denies Merkel Using Her to Get Close to Her Father

Talking about her personal experience, she said that her father had raised her just the same as he did her two brothers. Before her appearance at the summit, her father praised her on social media and informed about her upcoming attendance at the W20 event as per Blasting News . Read More »

Michael Flynn Pentagon probes Trump's former national security advisor

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Today, Cummings cited an October 8, 2014, letter to Flynn from the general counsel of the Defense Intelligence Agency that the ranking member described as "explicitly warning Flynn, as he entered retirement, that he was prohibited by the Constitution from receiving payments from foreign sources without advance permission". Read More »

US anti-missile system in S. Korea has limits

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A top foreign policy adviser to South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in told Reuters that Trump's suggestion would be an "impossible option" because the US military operates the system. The top US commander in the Pacific, Admiral Harry Harris, later said the system would be operational "in coming days." and suggested Beijing should focus on influencing North Korea rather than worrying about a purely defensive system. Read More »

Reporters Without Borders: Journalism at tipping point

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These include the USA and Britain, which both slipped two places in the index to 43rd and 40th. "Media freedom has retreated wherever the authoritarian strongman model has triumphed", another representative of Reporters Without Borders said. Read More »

Go, Ajit, Go - Get The Government's Boot Off The Internet

Pai also said high-speed internet service shouldn't be treated like a public utility. Pai outlined today what might be next for net neutrality, including a possible roll back of Obama-era regulations on internet service providers. On the flip side, corporations which could potentially monetize a less equitable internet - by throttling competitors' services or those who use large amounts of data , for example - are coming out in support of Pai's new initiatives, setting up a battle for ... Read More »

GOP says it can pass short-term spending without Democrats

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The brinkmanship came less than 30 hours before a midnight Friday deadline for a shutdown . "In fact, we don't even have the power to do so", said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Despite pressure from the White House, House GOP leaders determined Thursday night that they don't have the votes to pass a rewrite of the Affordable Care Act and will not seek to put their proposal on the floor on Friday. Read More »

Congress Doing Bare Minimum to Keep Government Running

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Republicans introduced a bill on Wednesday to fund government operations at current levels for one more week, giving them time to finish negotiations with Democrats on the plan for the rest of the fiscal year ending September 30. But that point appears ready to fall as well, as the White House reportedly has given in on that in the same way it did for the border wall. Negotiations were ongoing on other elements, although U.S. Read More »

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged from plane

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In a statement to CNN , Dao's lawyers praised United CEO Oscar Munoz for handling the incident. "The last thing that we want to do is deny a customer their flight", Kelly said on CNBC . The settlement also releases the city and Republic Airlines, which operated Dao's United Express flight, from liability. United is also vowing to reduce, but not eliminate, overbooking - the selling of more tickets than there are seats on the plane. Read More »

China launches first indigenously built aircraft carrier, to be commissioned before 2020

China is about to launch its second aircraft carrier. Foreign military analysts and Chinese media have for months published satellite images, photographs and news stories about the second carrier's development. He also dismissed speculation that China would emerge as a three-carrier navy by 2020, with one ship deployed in the East China Sea and two in the South China Sea. Read More »

Royals William and Kate join Greg James on Radio 1

Never had such an intimate moment between brothers William and Harry been broadcast to the public. "I always thought to myself, what's the point in bringing out my past?" 'Some of them are really good but you have to pretend you're really interested because George gets very upset if you're not showing due diligence to the characters, ' William explained. Read More »

Donald Trump says USA may a major, major conflict with North Korea

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South Korea's government has brushed aside US President Donald Trump's suggestion that it should pay for a $1bn missile defence system the two allies are installing in South Korea to guard against threats from North Korea. It's also truly unfortunate that the South Korean Ministry of National Defense only belatedly confirmed the plans for practical operation after they were announced at an April 26 House Armed Services Committee hearing by US Pacific Command commander Adm. Read More »

User Growth Upends Street Views — Twitter Surge

The growth in users was not enough to save Twitter from a decline in revenue , which was down 8 percent year-over-year in the first year-over-year decline since it went public. As well, there was a visible progress in the average monthly active users , which reached 328 million, up 6 percent compared to the 4 percent increase in the previous quarter. Read More »

President Trump says "major conflict" with North Korea possible

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Trump said there was "a chance" of "a major, major conflict" with the North - which would put the South, whose capital is within range of Pyongyang's artillery, at risk of huge casualties. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is due to brief the Security Council on Friday, which will include foreign ministers from China, Britain and Japan. Read More »

Pentagon opens investigation into Flynn's payments from foreign sources

Flynn faces scrutiny over payments of hundreds of thousands of dollar's from state-run Russia Today TV network after retiring from the army in 2014 . In a statement , Flynn's attorney Robert Kelner said the Defense Department "was fully aware of the trip", citing his previous statements that his client briefed DIA officials before and after the RT trip. Read More »

Death toll in Turkish airstrike on Syria Kurds said to hit 28

The strikes killed three media officers and 15 YPG fighters, one of the highest death tolls from Turkish air raids on Kurdish militia, said Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. However, the US regards the latter as a key ally in the fight against Daesh in Syria. The United States is counting on the SDF, a Syrian Arab- Kurdish alliance, to push into the IS bastion of Raqa in Syria, and is now weighing whether to provide the Kurdish faction with ... Read More »

Russian Federation slams OPCW over Syria gas probe

The US has not shown evidence that Mr Assad was responsible for the April 4 attack in Idlib, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters yesterday in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where Mr Putin was attending a collective defence meeting of former Soviet republics. Read More »

Pence reaffirms refugee deal with Australia despite reservations

Pence's visit to Australia follows strains in the historically tight-knit alliance between the nations. The deal, signed by former US President Barack Obama, calls for resettlement of up to 1,250 refugees in the US who are now in Australian detention facilities on the islands of Manus and Nauru. Read More »

EU says up to Turkey to clarify stance on membership talks

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The Turkish foreign ministry said it strongly condemned the "unjust decision" of a European rights body to put it on a monitoring watchlist, adding that Ankara was left with no choice but to reconsider its relations with the body. They made very little progress over the past decade and more dark clouds have gathered following a security crackdown Erdogan oversaw since a failed military coup in Turkey last July. Read More »

Donald Trump complains Saudi Arabia not paying fair share for US defense

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Shamri's identity or sentencing have not been verified by the Saudi authorities. The Independent's requests for comment from Saudi government representatives were not immediately answered. " There is a regret but there is a missed opportunity to make a strong gesture for the right of women today trampled on by an act that has dishonored our country ", said Gwenaelle Grovonius of the opposition Socialist Party, who also demanded that foreign minister Didier Reynders, who had said he was ... Read More »

Boris Johnson says UK likely to strike Syria if asked by US

Mr Johnson said that the question of whether parliamentary approval would be needed for any military action "needs to be tested". In a BBC Radio 4 interview, Labour's shadow housing secretary John Healey dismissed Johnson's comments as schoolyard "name-calling", adding: "I think it demeans the position of Britain's foreign secretary and I'd say to him ... Read More »

Arkansas executes 4th inmate in a week

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Boren's daughter, Jodie Efird, watched the execution Thursday night from the death chamber. "We are looking forward to this happening so we can put it behind us". Carrying out the penalty of the jury in the Kenneth Williams case was necessary. She had urged Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to spare Williams. Williams spent 17 years on death row. Read More »

Veteran actor Vinod Khanna no more

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The Hospital's officially stated that Kanna is suffering from bladder cancer. Khanna, a former union minister, passed away at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital where he was under treatment since almost a month. The former politician has been elected four times in parliament, furthermore, he was also placed as a junior foreign minister. Shabana says it is sad how all the prominent actors like Farooq Sheikh, Om Puri and Vinod Khanna , have left the world in such a shocking way. Read More »

Macron and Le Pen ahead

The two-round presidenti. (Thomas Samson/ pool photo via AP). Macron is now the favourite to become French President and has been edging ahead on the polls to win in the first round of voting. Daniele Pubert, a retired 65-year-old cleaner from La Roche-sur-Yon in Brittany, western France, said she is voting FN because she wants "a big change". Read More »

'Major, major' conflict with N. Korea possible

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Trump said that he hoped Kim Jong-un was "rational" enough to negotiate with, and that it must have been "hard" for him to take over the country aged 27. are that he is not insane", Tillerson said. "We'd love to solve things diplomatically but it's very hard". "That's been the agenda for the last 20 years". Read More »

Starting with Bears, surprises galore on Day 1 of NFL draft

Now, I'm just ready to go to work". The Browns send the first selection in the second round, number 33 overall and pick number 108, the first selection in round four to Green Bay. Gary Barnidge is 31-years old so who knows how many years of football remain in his career. Make it a three-headed monster for the Cleveland Browns when it comes to first-round picks in the 2017 National Football League draft. Read More »

Fourth man executed in controversial Arkansas death penalty case

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In the new state court lawsuit, Williams' lawyers note that Williams previously was a part of the group litigation in federal court challenging the state's lethal injection protocol - specifically its use of midazolam, which has been used in several botched executions in recent years, although its use in Oklahoma was upheld by the US Supreme Court. Read More »

Israel's Patriot missile defence system downs 'drone' from Syria

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Intelligence sources put their numbers at 10,000 to 20,000 and say they play a significant role in military campaigns launched by the Syrian army. "I don't want to go any further as is natural in these circumstances but this event is completely compatible with our declared policy, a policy which we carry out as the Prime Minister has said, at any moment that we receive intelligence that shows the intent to pass advanced weapons to Hezbollah". Read More »

Russian Federation vows to oppose U.S. stance against Iran

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Iran rejected criticism of the nuclear deal earlier Thursday, a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had warned that the deal would delay, but not prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. But the agreement only lifted secondary sanctions and numerous USA sanctions remain in place, making it hard for companies to navigate investing in Iran without cutting off their ties to the US marketplace, which is significantly larger. Read More »

Joshua, Klitschko Boast Ahead Of Saturday Showdown Targets

Joshua rose to prominence when he captured a gold medal on home soil at the 2012 Summer Olympics, also in London. He is the reigning IBF heavyweight champion, and once held both the British and Commonwealth titles. Klitschko has used his fights to raise money in the past, including his 2008 unification bout against Sultan Ibragimov when fans were offered the chance to pay $199 to have their name on his robe. Read More »

Doh!-Nald Trump? 'The Simpsons' Parody President Trump's First 100 Days

But it's a sketch of a plan. His administration also agreed to continue funding for a major component of Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, despite vows to end the programme. He did ban appointees of any executive agency from lobbying for five years after leaving government employment and permanently banned future former appointees from activity on behalf of any government or political party overseas. Read More »

Macron, Le Pen trade accusations in election race

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The far-right candidate explained she was moving away from the Front National party to concentrate on her presidential bid, with her move further distancing herself from former FN leader, her maverick father Jean-Marie. Hollande also denounced the National Front leader's policies calling them divisive and unsafe for France. Le Pen whipped up passions among workers who have been striking against plans to close the US factory in favor of increased production in Poland , saying they were ... Read More »

Boris Johnson's sister joins Lib Dems to battle against hard Brexit

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said it was "critical" for ministers to obtain Parliament's consent before taking action, and warned Mrs May not to do so under cover of the election period, when there were no MPs in place. "What I recognise is that what we need in this country is strong and stable leadership". With parliament set to be dissolved in a matter of days, Mr Johnson did not rule out United Kingdom air strikes against the Syrian government without the approval of MPs, but played ... Read More »

Philippines investigates secret police jail

Cries of "here we are, here we are" were heard from behind a wall, according to the rights workers and journalists. The Commission on Human Rights found the almost airless cell hidden behind a shelf after making a surprise visit at the MPD Station 1. Read More »