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Election in Germany's most populous state could boost Merkel

The conservatives' general-secretary, Peter Tauber, said the Christian Democratic Union "has won the heartland of the Social Democrats". "This is a hard day for the Social Democrats, a hard day for me personally as well", Mr. Palpable frustration over worsening traffic congestion and crime that has plagued the crowded northwestern state, which borders the Netherlands and Belgium, were the decisive factors behind the Social Democrats' sudden demise after the party had ruled there for 46 of ... Read More »

Islamic Solidarity Games: Iranian Shooter Ahmadi Wins Bronze


Turkey, which is among the 57 countries participating in the event, accumulated 110 medals, including 24 gold medals, during the previous games. Pakistan women swimming team; comprised of Kiran Khan, Bisma Khan, Jehanara Nabi and Mishael Aisha Ayub, secured Bronze medals for Pakistan by finishing third clocking 10:02.14 in women's 4x200m freestyle event. Read More »

Behind China's Silk Road vision: cheap funds, heavy debt, growing risk

But he expressed hope governments taking part in the initiative will coordinate policy in finance, law enforcement, technology and education - areas where China's status as the biggest Asian economy would allow Beijing to dominate. "This is an important lesson that can be drawn from the global financial crisis and is still very relevant to the development of the world economy today", he said. Read More »

Activist resigns after congressman writes letter to employer


A New Jersey congressman noted on a fundraising letter to a supporter that one of his employees was among the "ringleaders" opposing him, WNYC's Matt Katz reports . " I thought my Congressman put them in a situation, and put me in a really bad situation as the constituent, and used his name, used his position and used his stationery to try to punish me ", Ms Avelenda said. Read More »

Trump Lawyers Detail 'Immaterial' Income From Russian Sources

Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was given a copy of the letter previously. Trump also made "hundreds of millions of dollars" from Russian businessmen, Sergei Millian, the head of a US-Russia business group who worked with Trump to market properties to Russians, told ABC last September . Read More »

Europeans snub trade text at China's Silk Road summit

The list of the 28 confirmed heads of state and government attending the forum also include Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. The web of trade would span over countries representing more than 40 percent of the world's GDP, that are home to 4.4 billion people - more than half of the world's population - giving it a potential to affect global trade patterns. Read More »

North Korea sets up ballistic test for South, US


The reported altitude would indicate the missile was launched at a high trajectory. "In order to protect ourselves from possible incidents, we will keep our air defense systems in the Far East in a state of increased combat readiness", Viktor Ozerov, head of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, is quoted as saying. Read More »

Oscar-winner gives Iran's Rouhani a showbiz endorsement ahead of presidential election


Former reformist President Mohammed Khatami has once again asked supporters to back Mamoud Rouhani, who is seeking re-election as president but faces strong competition from an ultra-conservative contender. In three hours of blazing exchanges with his rivals last Friday, he took on targets once seen as all but untouchable, including the judicial establishment and the Revolutionary Guards, the elite military force that controls much of Iran's economy. Read More »

China supports dialogue between Pak, India to resolve Kashmir


Chinese commerce minister Zhong Shan promised that his country would import $2 trillion in goods over the next five years from nations lying along Obor, an incentive that will be hard for many to ignore at a time of declining global trade. "OBOR, as we know, is now turning into the centre of gravity for half of the world's economies - in Asia, in Africa and in Europe", he said. Pakistan is willing to work with China in actively implementing various projects related to the corridor and ... Read More »

Australia Sleeps Through 'Biggest Ransomware Attack In History'

An worldwide manhunt was well under way for the plotters behind the world's biggest-ever computer ransom assault. WannaCrypt renders a computer unusable by encrypting all the files on it and then extorts the user in order to unlock them. For example, if one of your coworkers opens an infected PDF attached to an email, soon everyone in your office could be under attack. UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, however is confident that the cyber-attackers will not be able to get at ... Read More »

Korea reports on South's presidential election


I will go to Beijing and I will go to Tokyo. Trump has talked of taking unilateral action against North Korea, but also suggested that he would be honored to meet Kim Jong-un. Solid national security comes from strong national defense power. Moon was part of the South's last liberal government, which pursued a "Sunshine policy" of reconciliation and dialogue with the North, and is widely expected to shift away Park's hardline approach. Read More »

New French leader Macron sworn in with pledge to fight terror

Macron has appealed to the right-wing with his pick for prime minister, but he does not want to stray too far from his left-wing base. Philippe praised Cazeneuve's "quite exceptional" ministerial career and his "constant elegance". Mr Philippe is not a member of the president's new party - La République En Marche - but of the centre-right Republicans. Outgoing French President Francois Hollande (L) waves to the crowd as new French President Emmanuel Macron (R) looks on during a handover ... Read More »

Jordan, Israel in rare row over Jerusalem stabbing, killing

Trump plans, in talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to "reaffirm America's unshakeable bond to the Jewish state" and in a meeting with Abbas to "express his desire for dignity and self-determination for the Palestinians", said McMaster, a decorated Army general with extensive Middle East experience. Read More »

Lawrence Tribe Calls For Impeachment Of Trump


He joined Morning Edition to explain his reasoning. And the president essentially told him, 'well, we'll see. "Writing jointly with former White House ethics lawyers Richard Painter and Norman Eisen, the trio argues that the sudden firing of Comey-for which Trump gave "'laughably pretextual" excuses-is "a challenge to the very premises of our system of checks and balances precisely because it violated no mere letter of the law but its essential spirit ". Read More »

North Korea claims U.S. plotted to kill Kim Jong


North Korea was among the hot button issues the prime minister discussed with US President Donald Trump during bilateral talks in NY on Friday. The detainee, Ko Hyon Chol, apologized for a crime he called "unforgivable", although South Korea's National Intelligence Service said it had no relation to the case. Read More »

'De-escalation zones' deal goes into effect in Syria

Full details of Thursday's agreement have not yet been released. The multi-phase plan, signed on May 4 in the Kazakh capital Astana, is one of the more ambitious efforts to end Syria's six-year conflict. "And it is not a coincidence that the United States has welcomed the result of the Astana meeting - an agreement to create de-escalation zones", Lavrov said. Read More »

Tillerson: "the Russian intervention" in US elections "well documented"


Lavrov met both Trump and United States counterpart Rex Tillerson in Washington, saying the U.S. president was seeking "mutually beneficial" and "pragmatic" relations with Moscow. "And my values are those of the country". "I make a distinction between values and policy", Tillerson said on Meet the Press . "Policy has to be tailored to the individual situation". Read More »

General election 2017: Labour pledges extra £37bn investment in NHS

The Conservatives said the manifesto promises - to be unveiled in full this week - would represent the "greatest expansion of workers' rights by any Conservative government". " Labour rejects the Conservatives' proposal to increase the state pension age even further, and will commission a new review of the pension age, specifically tasked with developing a flexible retirement policy to reflect both the contributions made by people, the wide variations in life expectancy, and the different ... Read More »

Centre to frame new Muslim marriage laws if SC scraps Triple Talaq


Meanwhile, calling for abolition of triple talaq , senior advocate Ram Jethmalani termed triple the divorce practice as "abhorrent", saying it does not give women equal right to divorce. Citing examples, Khurshid told the court that the Triple Talaq practice can not be validated constitutionally. The court had said on Thursday it would only look into triple talaq . Read More »

N.Korea says missile can carry nuclear warhead

Earlier Sunday, officials told Fox News that the US military believes Pyongyang launched a KN-17 medium-range ballistic missile - the first successful test in four attempts for the Pyongyang regime. The U.S. military's Pacific Command said the type of missile that was sacked was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". "Despite strong warning from the global community, North Korea launched a ballistic missile again", Abe said. Read More »

President Trump Says He Could Pick New FBI Director By Next Week


Nearly all of them are very well known", Trump said while flying to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he gave the commencement address at Liberty University. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said his caucus has not yet made a decision on whether to withhold their votes, but added that the issue is being looked at as a way to ensure there is a thorough investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election. Read More »

Jakarta's Christian governor found guilty in Islam blasphemy trial


But Ahok supporter Adrian Sianturi said "this decision is the character assassination of a good governor, a clean politician who is rare in this country". The maximum sentence for hate speech is four years in prison while blasphemy charges carry a a five-year sentence. An incorrectly subtitled video of his comments later went viral, helping spark huge demonstrations that ultimately resulted in him being brought to trial. Read More »

EU's Juncker: English language 'losing importance


Afterwards, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused her of "playing party games with Brexit" and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was "irresponsible" to "poison" the atmosphere with the EU. He was loudly applauded at a State of the Union conference in Florence when he declared that he would speak in French. Speaking outside her Downing Street office on Wednesday, May accused Brussels of toughening its stance in statements " deliberately timed to affect the result of the ... Read More »

China's Xi outlines plans for wide cooperation in trade plan


Xi pledged a major funding boost to the new Silk Road, including an extra 100 billion yuan ($14.50 billion) into the existing Silk Road Fund, 380 billion yuan in loans from two policy banks and 60 billion yuan in aid to developing countries and global bodies in countries along the new trade routes. Read More »

Trudeau Government Says Tillerson On Board With Climate Change


The minister said Tillerson demonstrated a "strong and positive role in holding the chair in all eight Arctic countries in getting to a public declaration that we were all able to sign , which includes very clear recognition of the Paris agreement" as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Read More »

Water tanker scam: ACB records Mishra's statement


AAP has, in turn, accused him of following a script penned by the BJP. Bhardwaj had claimed yesterday he was an AAP worker but the party had denied any link with him. He claimed that the details of the foreign trips by AAP leaders would "reveal a lot" about alleged corruption by them. In 2015, the Kejriwal-led government had constituted a fact-finding team to probe the alleged irregularities in procuring almost 400 water tankers by DJB. Read More »

US house backs new sanctions against North Korea


The measure also bans access to worldwide financial networks by the North and prohibits the employment of North Korean forced labor. "This is money that Kim Jong-un uses to advance his nuclear and missile program, and also pay his generals, buying their loyalty to his brutal regime", he said . Read More »

Raising the Steaks: Ranchers Applaud Trump's China Trade Deal


But while the world's two biggest economies agreed to take a number of steps by July 16, it was not clear how much these new deals would increase trade in the near term. China continues to face serious challenges with weak enforcement of food safety laws and regulations, including problems specifically related to poultry products. Read More »

Unarmed man dies after Vegas officer uses neck technique


Police say the incident began when the man approached two officers inside the Venetian hotel and casino about 1am Sunday, reports the AP. The man was acting erratic and said people were chasing him. Venetian security guards also tried to help the officers. As the encounter escalated, one officer punched the man multiple times and put him in an LVNR to immobilize him. Read More »

Honor Mom on her day


A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. Share: Happy Mothers Day Quotes. This Sunday the world has set aside a day to tell Mothers everywhere that they are loved and appreciated. The only time you should consider buying a cookbook for your mother is if you have a death wish. No matter what you did or didn't do, she was there for you . Read More »

Several nations request urgent consultations on North Korea

The North has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of past year in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States - something President Donald Trump has vowed "won't happen". Read More »