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2 doctors found dead in penthouse likely knew killer

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The doctors' throats were slashed and each of them had their hands tied, the Boston Globe reported, citing unnamed sources. The officers shot back, injuring the suspect, who was placed in custody after the violent struggle and taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries, police said . Read More »

What does council vote tell us about general election?

And although the SNP will certainly "win" the general election in Scotland, just as they have the local government elections, they now have cause for concern. Ms Sturgeon said: " Theresa May's extraordinary attacks on our European partners demonstrate that an unchecked Tory government is prepared to pursue a chaotic hard Brexit if it is in the interests of the Tory Party, whatever the cost to Scotland". Read More »

Council election results 2017: Day of drama as SNP ousts Labour

The SNP won the election nationally , with the largest number of councillors and the highest vote share of any party. In Dundee the SNP lost their overall majority , according to The Courier, but the SNP group leader is still likely to run the council, as head of either a minority administration or a coalition. Read More »

City of Montreal declares state of emergency from flooding

The state of emergency, which gives firefighters extra resources to battle the flooding, will be in place for 48 hours and the situation will be reviewed afterward. "For now, there's no evidence that has been found that can lead us to the discovery of these two people", said Doiron. "We're talking 24 hours in a row of people helping each other", Coderre told reporters on Sunday, as cited by the Canadian Press . Read More »

North Korea Detains 4th US Citizen

The North's leader has strengthened his power since late 2011 when he took office following the sudden death of his father Kim Jong-il. "The security of USA citizens is one of the Department's highest priorities ", it was said in a statement. Read More »

UK's Labour Party Backs Rights for EU Citizens in Brexit Deal

The UK could give up the right to do post-Brexit worldwide trade deals if it gets a good agreement with the EU, Labour has suggested. "A really important election for the future of this country", she said. Labour would prioritize "retaining the benefits" of the single market and its tariff-free customs union. Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas said Labour's "hollow words" on retaining access to Europe's single market after Brexit "simply doesn't stack up". Read More »

Trump's revised travel ban goes before federal appeals court

District Court Judge Theodore Chuang agreed, ruling against the revised ban's 90-day hold on those entering the country from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. "I just don't know where this stops". Back in March, the ban was blocked by a federal judge in Maryland, who said that that the policy appeared to have been driven primarily by religious animus. Read More »

Police seal Paris train station, evacuate passengers

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The station is a terminus for suburban and national rail networks and Eurostar trains from London. A Reuters witness at the scene said there were between 20 to 30 police vans outside the station in central Paris with security forces wearing balaclavas and carrying assault weapons. Read More »

Ryan Dismisses Criticism Of Health Plan As 'Bogus Attack From Left'

Ryan acknowledged the Senate is likely to make changes to the House bill. The bill keeps the caps on out-of-pocket costs. Last week House Republicans approved a health care law created to replace Obama's law, commonly called "Obamacare". Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says cutting almost $1 trillion from Medicaid would give states freedom to tailor the program to fit their needs. Read More »

Israel slams 'rights violator' Erdogan over Jerusalem remarks

Erdogan also criticized a bill being considered in Israel that would limit the volume of the Muslim call to prayer. Turkey will not allow call for morning prayers to be silenced in Jerusalem, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said May 8 amid a heated row over a potential ban of the call to prayer by the Israeli parliament. Read More »

Trump commits to Israeli-Palestinian peace deal: 'We will do it'

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The goal of a Palestinian state living peacefully beside Israel has been the position of successive USA administrations and the global community. (In English.) Now, Mr. "If you can't produce peace in the Middle East, nobody can", Trump told Kushner on the eve of his inauguration. Palestinians are watching closely, including the leader of the radical Hamas movement Khaled Meshaal, who called on Trump to break with past approaches to Middle East peace. Read More »

USA delegation will return to Israel to finalize Trump visit itinerary

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The move signifies the new administration's intent to reinforce a relationship with a top ally in the Middle East, where the United States is leading a coalition against Islamic State and seeking to counter Iranian influence. He's spent most of his time away from the White House at his private estate in Florida. Netanyahu's government has expanded settlements despite USA efforts to curb the construction. Read More »

Nigeria's leader leaves for London health checks after meeting freed girls

When the girls were snatched from their hostel beds at midnight in 2014, it caused global outrage and sparked the social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls, which saw celebrities join in support of the movement. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to reporters on the matter. Girls who escaped early on said some of their classmates had died from illness. Read More »

States Most Dependent on Trade With Canada

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According to the White House, Canada has been subsidizing its softwood lumber industry thereby putting the industry in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest at a competitive disadvantage. But in a report issued on Wednesday, the Fitch Ratings agency said the tariffs should not result in material pressure for USA homebuilders, given that the increased cost per house would be around $850. Read More »

ASEAN opts for a soft stand on South China Sea

China has long argued that the territorial disputes have nothing to do with its relationship with ASEAN and should be settled through bilateral talks. The South China Sea is a lucrative area as it contains ample oil, gas and fishery resources, while also facilitating some United States dollars $5 trillion worth of trade each year (hence being one of the world's key seaborne trade routes). Read More »

Trump in-laws promote thorny visa-for-sale program in China

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday Congress should end a contentious "citizenship-for-sale" visa program in order to eliminate a potential conflict of interest for Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a White House adviser. Read More »

Obama warned Trump about Flynn, former officials say

Flynn was sacked two weeks after Yates had aired her suspicions. Yates said this discrepancy left Flynn open to blackmail, because the Kremlin knew he had misled his superiors and could use the information against him. Instead, it was more than two weeks later-after the Washington Post published an article about Yates's meeting with White House officials and her warning to them that Flynn could potentially be compromised-that Trump finally acted. Read More »

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to conduct geological survey to determine correct territorial boundaries

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Pakistan on Friday said Afghan troops opened fire on its census team along the disputed border in Chaman, killing and wounding several of them, Reuters reported. Durani said the clash erupted when Pakistani "militias" tried to cross the border Friday morning. He said effective border management between Pakistan and Afghanistan will curb terrorism in the region and restore peace in the region. Read More »

UK Conservative lead stays strong ahead of June election: Opinium poll

The Labour Party faces "a huge challenge" over the remainder of the general election campaign, Jeremy Corbyn said. An ORB poll had the Conservatives extending their lead over Labour by four points to 15%. Tim Farron's party risked angering wealthier pensioners, though, with a plan to ditch the winter fuel payment for over-65s with incomes of more than about £45,000 - at a cost of up to £300 a year for 600,000 people. Read More »

Senator Franken Demands Answers on Russian Federation from FBI Director Comey

Comey said he and his top staff debated whether to go public, mindful of long-standing Justice Department policies that seek to avoid actions that could sway elections. "I want that inspection". But, asked last month whether it was too late to fire the director, the president replied, "No, it's not too late, but, you know, I have confidence in him". Read More »

Three things we learned from Sally Yates's testimony

Yates said she did so because she feared Flynn could be blackmailed by Russian Federation, and she felt Pence was entitled to know the information he was conveying to the American public was not true. Flynn's lawyer at the time argued that Flynn had been open about his speech to RT-TV, including briefing the Defense Intelligence Agency on his trip. Read More »

North Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

It did not specify the nature of the acts. Officials confirmed Wednesday they also were holding an accounting instructor tied to the school, which was founded by evangelical Christians in 2010. On Thursday the US House of Representative voted nearly unanimously to tighten sanctions on North Korea and any countries that assist in its nuclear programmes. Read More »

Iran warns will hit militant 'safe havens' inside Pakistan

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Iranian state TV quoted the army's chief-of-staff, Gen Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, as saying that Iranian soldiers will attack "terrorists wherever they are", suggesting they could cross into Pakistan to target militants there. Iran will leave no part of Saudi Arabia untouched except holy Mu-slim sites if Riyadh "does anything ignorant", Iran's defence minister was quoted as saying after a Saudi prince threatened to move the "battle" to Iran. Read More »

North Korea detains another American professor amid tension with U.S

Pyongyang also accused the CIA and South Korea's Intelligence Services of conspiring to assassinate leader Kim Jong-Un using "biochemical substances". Kim, who manages the school's experimental farm at the college of agriculture and life sciences, was detained on route by train from Pyongyang to China's border town of Dandong, the university's co-founder Chan-Mo Park told Reuters. Read More »

Scottish council elections prove Nicola is the problem for the Nats

In a series of results that reflect a hardening of anti-independence and pro-Brexit opinion among some Scottish voters, the Tories won unexpected victories in working-class neighbourhoods such as Calton in Glasgow's East End and Ferguslie Park in Paisley, a ward with the UK's worst deprivation rates. Read More »

Eight reasons why Emmanuel Macron has little reason to celebrate his win

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When he walked out to deliver his victory speech , it was not to France's national anthem but to the European Union anthem, based on the "Ode to Joy" movement from Beethoven's 9th Symphony. And many clearly shared that view - particularly those on the left who vehemently opposed Le Pen but found Macron's plans to reduce corporate tax and cut public sector jobs unpalatable. Read More »

Town Wide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is May 13

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In 2016, the Interfaith Food Pantry served almost 10,000 people across Morris County, distributing more than one million pounds of food. The Crossville Post Office will hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive May 13. The food bank also operates multiple nutrition programs, including Summer Feeding, Afterschool Snack, Backpack, Disaster Relief, Community Garden, Mobile Pantry, Produce Drop, Cooking Matters, and SNAP Outreach. Read More »

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin talk Syria, North Korea in phone call

Citing the Krelim, the Interfax news agency reported that Trump and Putin plan to schedule a personal meeting in July, when both leaders are expected in Germany for the G20 summit. The US action was accompanied by a dramatic shift in the Trump administration's rhetoric toward Russian Federation, one of the Syrian government's most important benefactors. Read More »

Russian Federation says de-escalation zones to stay for at least 6 months

Turkey, Iran and Russian Federation signed an agreement in the Kazakh capital of Astana on Thursday, setting up four "de-escalation" zones in war-torn Syria. "As for their actions in the de-escalation zones, now all of them are closed for their flights". Reuters quotes opposition delegates to the Kazakhstan talks denouncing the safe zone proposal as an attempt to divide Syria, in addition to their strenuous objections to Iran's participation. Read More »

In France, the far-right is defeated - for now

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A technocrat and former economy minister with business-friendly views, he represented a relatively fresh style and youthfulness, as well as moderate and sensible positions that were reassuring to a country that did not want to elect a president with far-right pedigree. Read More »

Nigeria says freed Chibok girls to meet leader

He has missed three straight weekly Cabinet meetings. The minister stressed that since the PDP failed to rescue even one of the Chibok girls, the party should hold its peace while the administration continued to seek the release of all the abducted girls, using every means at its disposal. Read More »

Malaysia, North Korea Asian Cup qualifier to go ahead in Pyongyang

After majoring in agriculture at a university in Yanbian, China, the professor chose to go to Pyongyang in 2015. "He worked as a farmer", Kim's wife said. North Korea, where practicing one's faith openly or even owning a Bible are illegal, remains the world's worst persecutor of Christians, according to Open Doors USA. Read More »