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Pakistan fully supports China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative: PM

Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal had already chose to attend the programme. For Delhi not to be part of the continent-wide project presents a headache for both China and India. China, too, protested India's decision to permit the Dalai Lama last month to visit Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing claims as South Tibet. China has depended on debt-fuelled infrastructure investment to hold up growth which slowed to its lowest level in 26 years last year, even as China is looking to shift towards a ... Read More »

Palestinian stabs Israeli officer in Jerusalem, shot dead

Palestinians said in Jerusalem that police chased women inside the mosque following the stabbing and that they arrested a Palestinian mosque guard after the filmed the police chasing and attacking women. A wave of Palestinian stabbing, shooting, and car-ramming attacks claimed the lives of 41 Israelis, two USA nationals, and a British tourist since mid-September 2015. Read More »

South Korea's prez scraps state textbooks to 'normalise history education'

Those nations are the United States, China, Japan and Russian Federation. It was not immediately clear which sessions North Korea would attend. North Korea's U.N. Moon has said he wants to review that decision. Trump told Moon the strong bilateral alliance defended the two countries against North Korea, then invited the newly elected South Korean president for a state visit, Voice of America reported . Read More »

Donald Trump calls James Comey 'showboat,' acting Federal Bureau of Investigation chief contradicts president

The president said he wants to "get to the bottom" of Moscow's interference, but seemed to discount the intelligence community's existing conclusion that Russian Federation in fact attempted to sway the election. Press Secretary Sean Spicer says "there's no reason to believe he doesn't [have the persident's full confidence] at this time ". Piece by piece, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe undermined recent White House explanations about the firing of FBI Director James Comey during ... Read More »

Senate Intel Panel Subpoenas Flynn for Russia-related Documents

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The scope of the committee's investigation includes looking into whether any members of the 2016 presidential campaigns had ties to Russian Federation. "I've said from the beginning that our intentions are to get information from all the individuals of interest, and I will go to whatever lengths I feel necessary", Burr said in a brief hallway interview at the Capitol, hours before Trump fired Comey on Tuesday. Read More »

Fidget Spinners AreThe New Toy Craze Kids Love And Teachers Hate

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Fidget spinners have been described as the "must have toy" of the year. Mullan Road Elementary Principal Mike McGinnis says they had a plan in place for kids who need it the most. "It's craziness", she said. "Unfortunately, the [non-special needs] population is jumping on the bandwagon and [spinners] are turning into classroom distractions". Read More »

Acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe contradicts White House on James Comey firing

But McCabe, who served as Comey's deputy for the past year, undercut that claim. Former FBI Director Comey has not made public comments since he was sacked, with the exception of a letter to staff members saying farewell. "If you are referring to the Russian Federation investigation, I do". "I think anyone who is serving officer in the government, and you're asked by the President for dinner, I think it is professional courtesy", he said. Read More »

EPA Removes Climate Change Section of Website

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One of the affected sites was the EPA's page on climate change . "It impacts him", Holmes told CNN . The temperature reached 91 degrees at District of Columbia's National Airport at 2:59 p.m., tying a heat record for April 29 in the district set in 1974 - which only amplified the movement's message. Read More »

Clashes in northwest Syria after de-escalation zones take effect

Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker, reporting from Moscow, said the Russian ministry of defence had set out some of the details that would be established next; including making specific maps of the zones, establishing coordinates, and setting up buffer strips and checkpoints which would allow civilians freedom of movement and the access of humanitarian aid. Read More »

Seattle mayor drops re-election bid after sexual abuse allegations

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In the weeks since The Seattle Times reported the accusations made by Delvonn Heckard, 46, alleging Murray repeatedly raped him as a teen when paying for sex, the Mayor has lived up to his reputation as a stubborn and ambitious leader, resisting suggestions even among his closest advisors that he consider resigning. Read More »

White House denies Trump asked Comey for loyalty pledge

The next day, Ms Sanders said the president asked Mr Rosenstein to put his concerns in writing. Trump has been roundly bashed for sacking Comey . "In fact, when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story; it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won, '" Trump said . Read More »

SC orders fresh trial against Lalu in fodder scam

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The CBI in 1996 had booked Prasad in six fodder scam cases related to fraudulent withdrawal of animal husbandry department (AHD) funds from different government treasuries during 1990-1995. The outcome of the cases, however, would have a big impact on the future of Lalu, Bihar politics and RJD. Union ministers Siddharth Nath Singh, Venkaiah Naidu, Ravi Shankar Prasad and BJP President Amit Shah have slammed RJD President for taking orders from someone who's jailed. Read More »

Russia's Victory Day parade marred by thick clouds

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Russian servicemen parade with tanks during the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II on the Red Square in Moscow. In a patriotic speech in front of thousands, Russian leader Putin claimed his army is "capable of repelling any potential aggression" from enemy forces. Read More »

Fourteen killed as storms and flooding sweep across US

Debris lies on the ground Sunday April 30, 2017, in Canton, Texas . Furthermore, the convective weather event also resulted in heavy snow and blizzard conditions that were cited from the Rockies into the Plains and Upper Midwest, says Aon. Read More »

BC Greens could be on course to hold the balance of power

Both Clark and Green Party leader Andrew Weaver have said they are open to working with other parties, but the precarious nature of minority governments and an alliance between the energy-friendly Liberals and the environmentalist Greens cast some doubt on the ability to get projects done. Read More »

For life in this picturesque village pay 2000 euros

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Of course, that doesn't mean you can't drop everything and move to this attractive European village in Italy's remote northwest. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. It appeared to be a common theme among those responding, with people from India, the United States, Britain, Hungary and Indonesia all showing an interest in relocating to the Italian mountains. Read More »

North Korea ballistic missile test fails

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But both US and South Korean military sources state the missile broke up shortly after launch above the Korean peninsula. He said North Korea poses "a grave threat", not just to the USA and its Asian allies, but also to China. Later, when asked at during a factory tour before a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to mark his 100th day in office what his message on North Korea is, Trump told reporters: "You'll soon find out, won't you?" It is reportedly the third launch. Read More »

Trump says Comey better hope there are no 'tapes' of talks

McMaster declined to answer a question about the Comey firing, posed by Haley Jackson of NBC News, leaving that line of inquiry to Spicer. It initially cited a Justice Department memo criticizing Comey's handling of last year's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails as the impetus, only to have that version undercut by Trump himself. Read More »

Donald Trump Says He "Can't Talk About" Tapes Of Comey Conversations

Trey GowdyTrey GowdyCornyn, Gowdy on shortlist to replace Comey at FBI: report GOP rep jabs Clinton: Comey's not why Trump is president Russian Federation investigation "back on track" after Nunes recusal MORE (R-S.C.) are two of almost a dozen candidates on President Trump's shortlist to replace former FBI Director James Comey. Read More »

In global appeal, North Korea urges states not to enforce UN sanctions

The sanctions were condemned as a "heinous act against humanity" by the foreign affairs committee of the North's Supreme People's Assembly, according to a state media report. Last month, North Korea reconvened the Foreign Affairs Committee, which was abolished in the late 1990s, in what analysts saw as an attempt to improve relations with the outside world amid its deepening isolation. Read More »

Trump tax returns show little income from Russian sources -president's lawyers

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But Yates said that that office looks only at the face of the document but not beyond, such as on a fundamental issue like religious freedom. He has no debt to Russian interests, nor does Trump serve as a creditor to Russian interests. Clapper's answer appeared to be less than a wholesale no - he said he'd seen nothing to concern him in the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election but that he couldn't answer beyond that because it could interfere with an investigation. Read More »

Active shooter reported at North Lake College in Irving

Nanbakhsh said she ran back to a room, locked the doors, turned the lights off and waited for help to arrive. One of them was presumed to be the shooter, and the incident appeared to be a murder-suicide. James Mclellan of the Irving Police Department told reporters there were reports of possible injuries, which he could not confirm. DART announced that all Orange Line trains aren't serving North Lake College Station at this time due to police activity. Read More »

CIA creates dedicated mission center for N Korea

The CIA has created a dedicated unit to monitor Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs amid reignited fears that North Korea's sixth nuke test is imminent, and claims that the agency was planning a biochem attack against Kim Jong-un. Read More »

Gunmen kill 10 laborers near port in southwest Pakistan

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Gwadar Deputy Commissioner Naeem Bazai said the labourers were from Sindh Province. The attack camr as Pakistan and China were signing several agreements aimed at boosting cooperation in different sectors on the sidelines of the Road and Belt Forum now being held in Beijing on Saturday, reports Turkey?s Anadolu news agency. Read More »

Bear visits CT woman's home while she's baking

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Residents of Avon called police after the animal tried to get into the home at the weekend where the woman was baking brownies, local TV news station WFSB reports . The bear standing on a United States woman's deck as it attempts to get inside after smelling baking brownie. The bear eventually left, but the incident has neighbors spooked. Read More »

UK's May says early election averts clash with end of Brexit talks

Hungary's foreign minister says a free-trade agreement between the European Union and Britain should be part of Britain's EU exit. But experts say the main opposition Labour Party is in a weaker position ahead of the proposed June 8 election, bitterly divided over both its leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn and how to respond to Brexit. Read More »

Acting FBI director testifies before Senate panel

Clinton's emails, and is likely to do so again. Democrats have accused the Republican president of trying to foil the FBI's probe into Moscow's actions and many have called for a special prosecutor to look into the matter. "I was going to fire Comey", Trump said. October 12, 2016 - Trump promises to investigate FBI's investigation into Clinton's e-mail usage: "And furthermore we are going to investigate this phony investigation". Read More »

India to skip Belt and Road Forum in China

While this is the outcome of hectic diplomatic lobbying by China, unlike India, none of the other countries have sovereignty related issues with the One Belt and One Road initiative. The decision seems to be a direct result of the meeting between Trump and the Chinese President Xi Jinping when the Chinese leader visited the USA last month. Read More »

PM Narendra Modi attends Vesak Day celebrations in Sri Lanka

Vesak Day is celebrated to mark the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha. The prime minister also said that he is aware of the steps taken by Sri Lankan government for the development of the community. China has invested heavily in the infrastructure projects like roads, railways and ports in Sri Lanka. "My Tamil brothers and sisters will also be able to visit Varanasi, the land of Kashi Viswanath", PM Modi said. Read More »

Details of US-China trade agreement

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Ross said the agreement would help to reduce the growing US trade deficit with China - the country's largest, totaling $347 billion in 2016 - and help lead to additional negotiations over the next year that could address other parts of the relationship. Read More »

Vettel laughs off rumours move to Mercedes

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The Mercedes pair were nearly a second clear of the two Ferraris led by Kimi Raikkonen ahead of championship leader four-time champion Sebastian Vettel . In lovely spring sunshine and under a handsome blue sky north of Barcelona , the teams spent the session evaluating the upgrades they have brought to this race. Read More »

Labour thinks it can win back seats in Glasgow from SNP

But a recent surge in support for the Scottish Conservatives could make that success hard to repeat. A recent poll identified Mr Robertson as a potential casualty of the general election, as the Conservatives target traditional Labour heartlands throughout the United Kingdom and SNP strongholds north of the border. Read More »