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Boko Haram leaders released in exchange for 82 Nigerian schoolgirls


Over 80 Chibok girls are still believed to be with the Boko Haram . At the end of the session, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Me. A Nigerian official said they secured the release of these 82 girls in exchange for Boko Haram prisoners. The personal assistant to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari , Bashir Ahmad, tweeted that "huge numbers" had been released. Read More »

Olympic bid inspectors get full LA experience

In doing so, they covered the topography of a bid that comes with a proposed $5.3 billion balanced budget, anchored by a wealth of existing world-class venues and a diverse, ever-evolving, tech-savvy city with an Olympic spirit still coursing through it more than 30 years after Los Angeles hosted the transformative 1984 Games. Read More »

Indian-origin doctor warned against UK health service cyber-hack

We should be prepared: "more hospitals will nearly certainly be shut down by ransomware this year", Chinthapalli wrote. Amid suggestions outdated software left some health service systems vulnerable after a security package was stopped in 2015, Ms Rudd said it is important to remember the NHS alone had not been affected. Read More »

Ministerial bill recognizes Israel as Jewish nation

Ministers in Jerusalem have confirmed that the new bill has been approved by a cabinet committee, which opens the door for a parliamentary vote. Israel's arab minority now makes up about 20 per cent of its population. This came as Abbas received his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the presidential headquarters in Ramallah where both leaders discussed the latest developments in the region, including Abbas's recent visit to the USA and his meeting with the President Donald Trump. Read More »

Israel a step closer to becoming a "Jewish state"

The bill also states that the right to self-determination in Israel "is unique to the Jewish people", despite the country's sizeable non-Jewish minority. Abbas said he briefed his German counterpart "on all that are doing to bring freedom and independence to our Palestinian people, particularly our meeting last week with President Trump, who answered our invitation and whom we look forward to meeting in Bethlehem". Read More »

G-7 nations fear long-term growth may be subdued


Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso (L) and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin (R) shake hands before a bilateral meeting, during a G7 for Financial ministers, in the southern Italian city of Bari , Italy, May 12, 2017. The finance ministers and central bank governors from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States also pledged to use all policy tools - monetary, fiscal and structural; individually and collectively - to promote sustainable and inclusive ... Read More »

AAP rebel Kapil Mishra attacked


Mishra started his hunger strike on Wednesday, demanding information about the foreign trips made by the AAP Ministers. Speaking to reporters after leaving the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) office in Delhi, the former minister urged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other top leaders of the AAP to come clean over their foreign jaunts. Read More »

Top Dems ask White House to turn over any Trump recordings

Trump that he would always be honest with him, but that he was not "reliable" in the conventional political sense". He leans heavily on daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as Hope Hicks, his trusted campaign spokeswoman and Keith Schiller, his longtime bodyguard. Read More »

Russian photographer's visit to Oval Office raises security concerns

The ex-intelligence officials raised questions after photos of Trump's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were posted online by the Tass news agency. An administration official also said that the White House had been misled about the role of the Russian photographer. By contrast, when Secretary of State Rex W. Read More »

Netanyahu first reaction: Abbas lied to Trump

Abbas told reporters late Wednesday that "so far we didn't talk about a mechanism, but the contacts between us and the Americans began and will continue". While legally separate, Mahmoud Abbas is both president of the the Palestinian Authority, chairman of the PLO, and leader of Fatah. "I heard President Abbas yesterday say that they teach, Palestinians teach their children peace". Read More »

Macron to defend climate deal to Trump

While campaigning a year ago, Trump called climate change a hoax perpetrated by China, and promised to cancel the deal if he won the presidency. "President Trump emphasized his desire to work closely with President-elect Macron in confronting shared challenges, and noted the long and robust history of cooperation between the United States and its oldest ally, France", the statement said. Read More »

Scotland to face Ireland and hosts Japan in 2019 World Cup

The pooling was done on Wednesday in Japan where the Africa victor, hopefully Kenya Simbas, will play reigning champions New Zealand , South Africa and a repechage victor. The entire country is brimming with confidence that the Irish can top their pool for a third consecutive tournament. Michael Cheika is refusing to take comfort after his Wallabies were handed a seemingly saloon passage through to the quarter-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan . Read More »

North Korea 'would hold talks' with Donald Trump 'under the right conditions'


The South Korean military said an "unidentified projectile" had been fired from Kusong, but did not give details. The launch, which Tokyo said could be of a new type of missile, is a direct challenge to the new South Korean president elected four days ago and comes as U.S., Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific. Read More »

Trump says no collusion; GOP and Dem member say case isn't closed


Spicer said . Appearing on CNN on Tuesday, Graham asserted that he would like to find out how the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was conducting its probe and then possibly launch a separate inquiry. "And I can't reveal that in an open setting", Yates said. The press secretary told reporters that Comey was "notified a short time" before the announcement was made, according to the Washington Post . Read More »

Ahead of EVM hacking challenge, EC to meet 55 parties on Friday


Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia said no government in power other than the AAP has shown the courage to question the authenticity of EVMs. Questioning the "reliability" of EVMs, activists Tehseen Poonawalla and V.V. Rao on Wednesday asked the Election Commission to prove in front of experts that the machines can not be tampered with. Read More »

AAP plans stir outside EC office over EVMs


Bharadwaj also condemned the enquiry report of the Election Commission, saying that it had no basis. AAP was a divided house when the party leadership raised suspicion against EVMs following the defeats in Delhi civic elections and Assembly polls in Punjab and Goa. Read More »

A lookalike machine can not be compared to our EVMs, says EC


Using what his party claimed was a prototype EVM developed by a group of IITians, Bhardwaj, himself an engineer, showed how it could be tampered with to favour a particular candidate. Bharadwaj, had said in the Delhi Assembly, earlier on Tuesday, "There is no machine in the world that can't be rigged". When he asked the Delhi CM about the money he took from Jain, Kejriwal said a lot of things "happen" in politics that "cannot be explained", he further alleged. Read More »

Somalia and its backers sign security pact to beef up army


The conference tackled a wide range of issues, from Somalia's requests for debt relief to calls for easier access to the worldwide banking system, but British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the security pact was the main achievement. Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, a US dual national elected in February, says he held a bilateral meeting with Mattis at the London conference and that the United States has a crucial role to play in fighting Al-Shabab. Read More »

Israel to revoke Arabic's official language standing in occupied territories

Mr. Netanyahu maintained, "There is no contradiction between the [proposed] law and equal rights for all of Israel's citizens", pointing out that it says all citizens have a right to their own culture, heritage and language. Speaking at the plenum session on Herzl, Herzog lashes out at the government for "collecting files on journalists, threatening judges, and harming the independence of the legal system", saying this was not the Israel Herzl envisioned. Read More »

Punjab PSEB Class 12th Results 2017 to be Released @pseb


After the declaration of PSEB board 12th result, the 10th result will be announced soon. - Go to the official website of PSEB (pseb.ac.in). The Punjab Secondary Education Board ( PSEB ) is expected to declare its PSEB Class 12 result 2017 on May 12, 2017. Read More »

Former Trump security aide was Russian Federation blackmail risk: ex


The former president is said to be reluctant to get into a tit-for-tat with Trump over every tweet or critique from the White House briefing room. Flynn was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the early days of the Trump administration about communications he had with Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, during the transition period. Read More »

South Korea urges 'parallel' talks, sanctions to rein in North

Regional experts have believed for months that North Korea was preparing for its sixth nuclear test and was working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States, presenting US President Donald Trump with perhaps his most pressing security issue. Read More »

Comey furious at lack of respect White House showed, sources say

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is among the dozen candidates U.S. President Donald Trump is considering to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey . They can make recommendations, but the President will ultimately make the hiring decision. "Nothing is easier or more pathetic than being a critic", he said, "because they are people that can't get the job done". Read More »

Hamas elects Haniyeh as new political chief

He said if Hamas would "seriously" consider dropping connections with the Brotherhood, it would improve ties not only with Egypt but also with its US and Arab Gulf states allies as well. Palestinian resistance group Islamic Jihad reiterated its stance on a Palestinian state limited to the 1967 borders. Haniya's remarks came following Israeli reports of a video released by Israel's prison service allegedly showing the leader of the three-week strike Marwan Barghouti breaking the hunger ... Read More »

India upholds death sentence for four men who gang raped student


While the entire nation kept debating over the death sentence given to the four rapists. Expressing her lament over the Supreme Court taking a substantive amount of time in upholding the death sentence of the four convicts involved in the gang rape and murder of her daughter nearly five years ago, Asha Devi on Friday demanded creation of fast track courts and a law to hang juveniles in such crimes. Read More »

ACB records statement of Kapil Mishra


Kejriwal reveal the source of money spent on the foreign trips of five AAP leaders, including Ashish Khetan, Satyendar Jain, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadhha and Durgesh Pathak. More drama erupted over the the assailant's affiliation with both AAP and BJP terming him an activist of the rival party. "I am saddened after the allegations were leveled against Arvind Kejriwal". Read More »

Cabinet Selections to Rock France after Macron Win

On Sunday, France held the run-off of the presidential election between independent Emmanuel Macron, the leader of the "En Marche!" movement, and Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Front far-right movement. Numerous more than 57,000 French nationals in Canada cast ballots Saturday in the run-off election. Outgoing President Francois Hollande said the official transfer of power to Macron will take place on Sunday. Read More »

Chhattisgarh Police arrests 9 Naxalites involved in deadly 'Sukma attack' on CRPF


The suspects were rounded up by the CRPF and the district police force during search operations in Chintalnar and Chintagufa areas of Sukma, Deputy Inspector General (Dantewada region) Sundarraj P told PTI . "We will review the strategy and if necessary we will revist it", Rajnath Singh said after the Sukma attack. The leakage of explosives and detonators meant for legal mining has to be curbed as these are stolen by Naxals to create IEDs and the Home Ministry asked the states to ensure ... Read More »

Microsoft shifts policy, now makes fixes free

These hackers "have caused enormous amounts of disruption- probably the biggest ransomware cyberattack in history", said Graham Cluley, a veteran of the anti-virus industry in Oxford, England. Microsoft was also vulnerable - as a result the company is taking the unusual step of making security fixes available for older Windows systems for free. Read More »

Two ridings to get recounts, including Courtenay-Comox: Elections BC


In Vancouver-False Creek, BC Liberal and former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan is ahead. There will be an automatic recount of the votes already tallied but also an estimated 1000 absentee ballots will be counted in two weeks. The final count will take place between May 22 and 24 and includes votes cast by voters outside of their electoral district , in a district electoral office or by mail. Read More »

Elections BC accepts recounts for two ridings, rejects four other requests


The Liberals need only one more seat for a majority government, but Elections BC has until May 24 to release the final results. The NDP now hold 41 seats and the Greens hold three. But things could change radically when Elections BC opens the estimated 170,000 absentee ballots, should Milligan's lower-probability predictions come to pass. Read More »

Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI's Russia investigation


The White House said Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top officials about his communications during the presidential transition with Russia's ambassador to the United States. Undisclosed payments that Flynn received from Russian-backed entities, such as Kremlin-sponsored television network RT, have also inspired questions from lawmakers looking into allegations of coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Read More »

Girls Refusing Rescue Should Be Forced Out - Chibok Leaders


Thousands have been kidnapped or killed in the group's eight-year insurgency, with millions driven from their homes. In October, the ICRC helped broker a deal for the release of more than 20 Chibok schoolgirls. "I am still hopeful that the rest of the abducted girls will also return safe and sound", she said. The 82 Chibok girls freed Saturday will not return to school in September because they are undergoing medical and psychological treatment, said presidential spokesman Garba Shehu . Read More »

Nigeria's Buhari vows support for freed Chibok girls


In exchange for their release , five detained and suspected commanders of Boko Haram were freed, according to the Nigerian government. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari expressed joy at meeting Sunday with the 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed after being held captive for three years by Boko Haram Islamic extremists. Read More »