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Two CPI(M) activists arrested for killing RSS worker

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Moreover, two persons have been arrested in connection with the case. The party state secretary and the district leadership have denied any involvement of the party in the killing. On the demand for AFSPA, Vijayan made it clear that there was no situation in the state that warranted the imposition of the act, which he said had only attracted widespread criticism from all sections of society. Read More »

N Korea missile program progressing

In the statement on Monday, the UN Security Council stressed on the importance of North Korea "immediately showing honest commitment to denuclearization through concrete action". The Security Council plans to convene a closed-door emergency meeting on North Korea on Tuesday afternoon, as jointly called by the United States , Japan and South Korea. Read More »

Turkey condemns United States move to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters

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The Arab-Kurdish alliance accepted IS's surrender to protect civilians and the dam, it said, adding "the coalition tracked fleeing fighters and targeted those that could be safely hit". The SDF, a multi-ethnic group which includes Kurdish fighters and Syrian Arab Coalition (SAC) fighters, had been battling Islamic State for weeks in Tabqa, about 40 kilometers west of Raqqa, with the help of coalition airstrikes and USA special forces advisers. Read More »

Arsene Wenger hails Alexis Sanchez as Arsenal maintain push for Champions League

The Gunners backed up their 2-0 win over Manchester United at the weekend with another victory away to Southampton this evening. The win was the north London outfit's fourth in five top-flight matches, a far cry from a run of form earlier in the year which saw them chalk up just four triumphs, two against non-league opponents, in 12 across all competitions. Read More »

Newly crowned 2017 Miss USA sparks firestorm for controversial remarks

Her main goal in joining the Miss USA is to inspire the youth to love and pursue science and technology, mathematics, and engineering. Twitter though had less than kind things to say about McCullough, due to her views on health care. The newly crowned Miss USA is attracting attention after arguing that health care is "a privilege " for working people, not a right for all American citizens. Read More »

PM Calls Up French President-Elect to Congratulate Him

Macron's Republic on the Move party was unveiling Thursday its eclectic choice of hundreds of candidates for legislative elections in June. He pledged to open a new page for France based on hope and "restored confidence". Moreau is new to elected politics. Macron's movement is banking that voters, having elected him, won't want to see his presidency hobbled so quickly. Read More »

UN Security Council, Turkey condemn North Korea launch

The pictures featured a long nose-coned projectile that appeared to be similar to missiles displayed during an April 15 military parade for the birth anniversary of state founder Kim Il-sung, the current leader's grandfather. Ji also repeated an assertion by North Korean officials that Pyongyang has successfully foiled a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jong Un last month with a biochemical poison. Read More »

North Korea Detains Fourth American Citizen on Charges of 'Hostile Acts'

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According to the North's official media, a third US citizen, Kim Sang Dok, who was associated with the same school, was detained in late April for hostile acts. - In 2011, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter visited North Korea to win the release of American Aijalon Gomes, who had been sentenced to eight years of hard labor for crossing illegally into North Korea from China. Read More »

United Nations slams DPRK's latest ballistic missile test

Pyongyang is threatening a sixth nuclear test. Following that launch, Washington began talks with China on possible new United Nations sanctions. North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency called the missile a "new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket", and said the "Hwasong-12" was "capable of carrying a large, heavy nuclear warhead". Read More »

Macron promises French reform on Berlin visit

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Trained as a lawyer, Mr. Philippe has worked in the private sector, including for French nuclear giant Areva and an American law firm. But not everyone was pleased with the Philippe announcement. Last week Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) - junior partner in Merkel's coalition - accused Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble of the CDU of trying to "torpedo" Macron's European Union reform plans for political reasons ahead of Germany's election in ... Read More »

Putin calls for an end to 'intimidation' of North Korea

Analysts called this North Korea's most successful missile test ever and a significant advancement in its quest to build a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), reports CNN . ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude oil gained 85 cents to $48.69 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. During a 2016 test, the Musudan reached a height of 1,410 kilometers (880 miles). Read More »

North Korea's latest missile launch suggest progress towards ICBM

The country's official Korean Central News Agency says the missile fired Sunday Korea time was a Hwasong-12 "capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead". On the respected 38 North website, aerospace engineering specialist John Schilling said it appeared to demonstrate an intermediate-range ballistic missile that could "reliably strike the United States base at Guam" in the Pacific. Read More »

Pope canonises Fatima visionaries, giving Church new children saints

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The pontiff will canonize on Saturday two poor, ill. "I never make a judgment about a person without hearing him out", the pope said. The relics of the young shepherd children, encased in two thin golden crosses, were placed in front of the famed statue of Our Lady of Fatima, the "lady dressed in white" as the siblings and their cousin described her. Read More »

Moon, Trump agree to meet very soon

President Moon Jae-in discussed the growing threat from North Korea in phone conversations with his U.S., Chinese and Japanese counterparts as he moved swiftly to fill a diplomatic void following months of political turmoil. Moon also spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday, with the two agreeing to cooperate closely on the North Korea issue. The new South Korean president faces the daunting task of finding a way to restore relations without upsetting global partners such ... Read More »

Conservatives win Lancashire County Council elections

Betting odds on a Tory majority have shortened further, to 1/13 with Ladbrokes, with a win for Mr Corbyn's party as far out as 25/1. Labour won five seats, down one; while UKIP lost all 10 of the seats it secured in 2013. The Liberal Democrats don't appear to be making any breakthroughs. . "We knew it was going to be a hard night". The results are being described as a bellwether of voting trends for the general election, with Theresa May set to sweep to victory. Read More »

Syrian government denies U.S. claim of crematorium at prison

The Syrian government on Tuesday denied USA accusations that a crematorium had been built at one of its prisons that could be used to dispose of detainees' remains. "Russia and Iran, the government's closest allies, must press for an end to these murderous detention policies". The photos do not prove the building is a crematorium, but show building work has been done that suggests so. Read More »

What to Expect From Home Depot Earnings

Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 116,168 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock valued at $17,056,000 after buying an additional 3,488 shares in the last quarter. Home Depot's revenue for the quarter was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter past year. Also, if the company has been paying a dividend for less then 10 years I don't think the stock is time tested enough to be considered a "pure dividend stock ". Read More »

Sturgeon says Independent Scotland may not rejoin EU

She also said that a flagship economic Commission set up previous year has yet to produce any findings on the issue. "Now, in a cynical attempt to win back Leave voters who have deserted the SNP, she now refuses to say whether an independent Scotland would go back in". Read More »

Trump may pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director within a week

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is among four people who will meet Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein. Tim Kaine of Virginia is suspicious of the motivation behind Comey's firing. "The President, over the last several months, lost confidence in Director Comey". The timeline directly contradicted the White House's assertion that the president had acted exclusively based on the recommendations of Rosenstein and Sessions. Read More »

Olivier Giroud grabs two as Arsenal pile pressure on Liverpool

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Alexis Sanchez has developed into a "special" all-round forward while at Arsenal , according to boss Arsene Wenger. "We had a hard week playing Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday". "The players have been extremely strong to respond well in the way that we did". The Gunners are in fifth with 69 points and two games remaining. Read More »

It Is 'Possible' FBI Director Position Will Be Filled by Friday

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Sessions forwarded Rosenstein's memo to Trump and recommended that he remove Comey from his role. Mr. Trump said "there was no collusion" with Russian Federation, but said he wanted "to get to the bottom, if Russian Federation or anybody else is trying to tamper or play with our election". Read More »

Macron Calls for EU Reforms, Vows to Work Closely with Germany

Macron, a 39-year-old centrist pro-Europe independent, had defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen in France's presidential elections on May 7, and was officially inaugurated as France's 25th president on Sunday. During his campaign, Macron presented ideas on reforming the eurozone, noting the currency bloc can not go on as it is if it wanted to avoid falling prey to protest and populism. Read More »

France's Macron says EU treaty change "not taboo"

The visit to Berlin continued a tradition of French presidents making their first foreign trip to Germany. "In the past, the subject of treaty change was a French taboo". Mr Macron's presidential win itself was a seismic shift in a political landscape dominated for decades by the two main left-wing and right-wing parties. Read More »

'WannaCry' computer virus spreads to Asia; experts warn of new wave

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Wallace said the government used to contract for computer services across the entire NHS but that in 2007 that was stopped and left to the individual trusts. It was not immediately clear whether those services were suspended due to attacks, or for emergency patching to prevent infection. Affected bodies included a social security department in the city of Changsha, the exit-entry bureau in Dalian, a housing fund in Zhuhai and an industry watchdog in Xuzhou. Read More »

Narendra Modi praises MP govt for Narmada river conservation initiative

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But the way unnecessary Government expenditure was done over the Yatra right from its beginning shows up that pockets were filled through the Yatra in a planned way. Stating that the River Narmada has been a life-giver for centuries, the Prime Minister said that in recent times, the Narmada has been brutally exploited, and that is what had led to the need for a Narmada Seva Yatra. Read More »

WP: trump revealed Lavrov "very secret information"

The information was said to have been provided by a US partner through an intelligence sharing arrangement that contained information so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted within the USA government. Read More »

Vancouver Aquarium will fight park board's vote to ban new cetaceans

The board voted to change its bylaws to ban new dolphins, whales or porpoises - including sick or injured ones - at the aquarium, which drew a record 1.2 million visitors previous year. The aquarium is home to three cetaceans including Chester, a false killer whale; Daisy, a harbour porpoise; and Helen, a white-sided dolphin. The aquarium already announced in February that it would phase out its cetacean program by 2029. Read More »

Duterte joins Belt and Road talks with 28 other leaders

The country's External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said Saturday that India can not accept a project that violates its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Belt and Road Initiative also generates valuable development opportunities for the cooperation between China and Finland. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickramasinge, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were among world leaders who attended the ... Read More »

Ivory Coast soldiers accept deal to end mutiny - spokesmen

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The former rebels make up about 8,400 of Ivory Coast's 22,000-strong army. However, Abidjan failed to keep its promise due to the economic difficulties facing the country following a fall in cocoa prices - Ivory Coast's main export - and subsequently leading to the current crisis. Read More »

Labour loses power in Glasgow after nearly 40 years

Nuttall said he expected a revival of the Eurosceptic party's fortunes when the hard realities of the Brexit negotiations become clear and May was forced to make concessions over the terms of the UK's departure from the EU. "So we've seen a huge resurgence and there are people out there that want to see that fightback against the SNP and they know now that it's the Scottish Conservatives that are going to lead it". Read More »

Trump on Comey's firing: There's 'no right time to do it'

And now, ex-intelligence chief James Clapper - who worked for President Barack Obama - worries that the US democratic system of checks and balances and the separation of powers among three equal branches of government is being threatened by the current president. Read More »

UK Conservatives have 18 point lead over Labour: Comres poll

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The fate of a BBC cameraman taken to hospital after Mr Corbyn's vehicle ran over his foot and Unite union boss Len McCluskey's tumble feature on The Times, Daily Telegraph and The Sun covers. "But that is very far from the kind of unilateral wars and interventions that have nearly become routine in recent times". Produced by creative-technology studio Room One, the sub three minute video has been released to mark the start of the party's General Election campaign, with Labour leader ... Read More »

Kapil Mishra toeing BJP stand to defame AAP: Sanjay Singh

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A day after Mishra was sacked on May 7, he alleged Kejriwal of taking Rs 2 crore bribe from Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain. The AAP has dismissed his charges as a "conspiracy" by the BJP and accused the latter party of shooting from his shoulders. Read More »

Showman Putin steals the show in Beijing with piano performance

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At a news briefing in Beijing, where he is attending an global conference, Putin was asked how confident he was that the agreement between Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia would bring stability to world oil prices. He added that global leaders needed to discuss cyber security at a "serious political level" and said the U.S. has backed away from signing a cyber security agreement with Russian Federation. Read More »