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Macron: EU needs deep reforms


Earlier, Philippe was named by French President Emmanuel Macron as prime minister. They both agreed they need more pragmatism. The leaders, who said they were ready to consider European Union treaty changes, plan to hold a joint cabinet meeting in July as part of effort to reinvigorate the German-French relationship at the core of the euro area. Read More »

Trump may pick a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week


Throughout Trump's many controversies, his safety net has always been the Republican-controlled Congress, which forecloses any talk of impeachment or censure. Initial contenders for the job, according to a person familiar with the matter, included Cornyn, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former Justice Department official Alice Fisher, and Michael Garcia, a former U.S. Read More »

Kim sets mark at Players

Kim carded a final round of 69 at Sawgrass to finish 10 under par, three shots ahead of Poulter and former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen. Kim started Sunday's final round in fourth place, two shots behind overnight leaders JB Holmes and Kyle Stanley . Read More »

Huge cyberattack ebbs as investigators work to find culprits

According to The Wall Street Journal, the malware believed to be behind the attacks encrypts data on infected computers and essentially holds it for ransom. The ministry, which oversees Russia's police forces, said technicians had stopped the attack and were updating the department's "antivirus defense systems". Read More »

Happy Mother's Day 2017 Quotes, Messages Wishes for Facebook and WhatsApp


As a thank you gesture to mothers at HSBC Malta, the bank created a little surprise. As many as the stars in the sky, so do I have as much regards to the woman who brought me to this world, happy mother's day! I just want you to know how special and fortunate I find myself to be blessed with a mother as loving, caring and wonderful as you . Read More »

Manus Island Detention Centre Demolition


The official said the U.S. deal - struck by the Turnbull government and the Obama administration for the United States to take up to 1,200 refugees from Manus and Nauru - remained in place and officials would conduct further visits "in the coming months". Read More »

Aussie police thought man killing, cooking girlfriend was a prank


The couple married in 2013 and travelled together before deciding to settle in Brisbane in September 2014. The apartment building in Teneriffe. The court heard Volke left the apartment several times after murdering Ms Prasetyo: twice to buy a cleaver and cleaning products such as bleach, scrubbing brushes and garbage bags, and once to get a cut on his hand stitched up at hospital. Read More »

No women are involved in crafting Trump's Obamacare repeal plan


You see , depression is one of those pre-existing conditions that could cost you drastically more and that insurers would no longer be required to cover. "Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye", they gleefully chanted, convinced that the Republicans who backed the bill will pay a political price in next year's midterm elections, possibly costing the GOP their majority. Read More »

Donald Trump to wade into Middle East politics on first foreign trip


Pope Francis will receive US President Donald Trump at the Vatican on May 24, the first official meeting for the two leaders who have found themselves starkly at odds on issues including migration and climate change. Trump will make the stops at the beginning of a previously announced trip to Europe for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and a meeting in Italy of leaders of the Group of Seven major industrialized democracies. Read More »

Democrats Keep Pressure on Trump Over Comey Firing

Clapper spoke following Trump's sudden firing of Comey last week, which drew sharp criticism because it came amid the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. The Trump administration is looking to fill the job, which requires US Senate confirmation, after Trump abruptly fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on Tuesday [Wednesday NZT]. Read More »

48000 ransomware attack attempts seen in India: Quick Heal Tech

Reports suggest that over two lakh systems globally could have been infected by the malicious software. In the case of the WannaCrypt attack, a tool developed by the U.S. "Like many other companies, FedEx is experiencing interference with some of our Windows-based systems caused by malware", the spokesperson said in a statement. Read More »

Kapil Mishra who accused Arvind Kejriwal of corruption attacked by 'AAP supporter'

Mishra, who was sacked from Delhi cabinet and primary membership of the AAP, did not comment on whether Bhardwaj is a volunteer of the party, as claimed by him. On Wednesday, Mishra began a hunger strike on this issue. "I am an AAP worker". Another senior AAP leader, Sanjay Singh, held a press conference on Monday and accused Mishra of working at the behest of BJP to damage AAP. Read More »

Cross border firing again in Rajouri, 1000 people evacuated


Pakistani army shelling into Indian-controlled Kashmir killed two civilians and injured three more on Saturday, prompting Indian forces to fire back across the heavily militarized ceasefire line. He has also deputed inter-departmental teams for exact assessment of losses. Choudhary said there was massive damage to buildings. Rajouri's DC Shahid Iqbal Choudhary told this newspaper over the phone that 87 schools with an enrollment of 4,457 students falling in close proximity to the LoC have ... Read More »

Trump says he will nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director soon

In his testimony he defended his former boss, contradicting assertions by administration officials and Trump that Comey had lost the confidence of the FBI's rank-and-file. Lawyers tend to look into every potential pitfall and problem. "I'm sure he is discovering that and it's proven to be a bit surprising or a source of frustration". Read More »

Lawmakers Agree Trump Must Turn Over Comey Tapes if He Has Them

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump took the extraordinary step of firing FBI director James Comey while his campaign is under active FBI investigation. If there were recordings, Republican Senator Mike Lee said it was "inevitable" that they would be subpoenaed and the White House would have to release them. Read More »

Microsoft says WannaCrypt attack a wake-up call


The tools were made public by a hacking group called the Shadow Brokers. Computers all over the world are being locked down by a ransomware called Wannacry/Wanna/Wcry. Bad guys generally target Windows far more than Apple's operating system because there are vastly more computers running Windows around the world. Installing the Microsoft patch is one way to secure computers against the virus. Read More »

AAP rebel ends hunger strike, discharged from hospital

He added that the counter hunger strike was necessary "to prove Kejriwal's innocence" and also wished that the AAP's Political Affairs Committee had expelled Mishra instead of suspending him. The Anti-Corruption Branch has summoned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's private secretary in connection with its probe in the alleged Rs 400 crore tanker scam. Read More »

China dismisses India's concerns over OBOR, cites intl support

The Chinese initiative calls for building ports, railways and other facilities to expand trade across Asia, Africa and Europe. And this week, Tanzania and the world's second economy are scheduled to ink two agreements to open Chinese markets for cassava from Tanzania and set up an industrial park and cement factory in Tanga. Read More »

Trump denies he asked Comey for loyalty, threatens to cancel press briefings

He led a two-year special congressional committee investigation that accused former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's State Department of failing to protect four Americans killed in a 2012 attack in Libya. "I assume you're referring to his tweet", Spicer said, when asked if Trump had recorded his conversations with Comey. Speaking on an Air Force One flight to Lynchburg, Virginia, Mr Trump said: "I think the process is going to go quickly". Read More »

Singapore luxury car 'vending machine' dispenses Ferraris, Porsches


Such is the case in Singapore, where a 15-story vehicle showroom "vending machine" now offers those with the dough the chance to buy the million-dollar supercar of their dreams, from Bentleys and Ferraris to Porsches. From there, they select a auto and have it delivered right in front of them in about two minutes after payment. It was developed by the company, which is now being contacted by developers interested in using it for parking services. Read More »

Supreme Court upholds death sentence in rape-murder case


After 5 years, the case was finally given the judgement and the accused is going to get hanged. Out of the six charged with the gang rape, one hanged himself in prison. SDM said she was " happy and satisfied " the convicts would be sent to the gallows. The defence lawyers had pressed for life imprisonment. "I am alive, and kept myself strong, only to see this day". Read More »

Seth Rich: Murdered DNC Employee Contacted WikiLeaks Before Death, PI Claims


Rob Wheeler , a sleuth hired by Rich's grieving family, suggested to Fox News that the baffling murder was not a botched robbery as police have claimed. The site also offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to conviction of Seth's murderer. Wheeler added that a source in the D.C. police department "looked him in the eye" and told him that investigators were told to stand down in the case. Read More »

N.Korea says missile test part of defense effort

Pyongyang claimed the test showed that it's capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. North Korean propaganda must be considered with wariness - Pyongyang has threatened for decades to reduce Seoul to a "sea of fire", for instance - but Monday's claim, if confirmed, would mark another big advance toward the North's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the US mainland. Read More »

Putin praises China's Belt and Road initiative, condemns North Korea

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte participates in two leaders' roundtable summits during the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China . "The CPEC is an initiative on economic cooperation". "The initiative would also dramatically boost the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals", said Khoshrou, citing the initiative's characteristic of connectivity. Read More »

Manchester United v Ajax - how they measure up


The defeat ends all hope of Manchester United qualifying for the Champions League through the Premier League with Mourinho making eight changes for the trip to London. "I accept that you say that". "And I repeat the same - thank you Michael Oliver because we were out in the FA Cup, because if we go to the FA Cup semi-finals it would be a total disaster". Read More »

Europe's Top Court Says Trade Pacts Need Consent From All EU Countries


If all parliaments in member states have to approve worldwide trade deals, future trade deals may take even longer than they already do to come to fruition, as it would open them up to the political processes of the 28 member states. Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council , said: "While respecting the role of the ECJ in defining such matters, this decision will complicate the adoption of future FTAs and undermine the reliability of the EU as a trading partner, as national and some ... Read More »

Trump Pledges To Move Swiftly To Nominate New FBI Chief

Trump's efforts at damage control only intensified concerns on both sides of the aisle that he is aiming to undermine the independence of the nation's top law enforcement agency. According to a report in the New York Times , Mr Comey said he would offer the president honesty, but not loyalty. People familiar with the inner workings of the White House sought to portray the situation as serious, but not frantic or desperate - more like a bad news cycle the president needs to put behind him, ... Read More »

Trump asked to turn over any Comey tapes

A number of Republican politicians are reportedly under consideration for the post, including Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Trey Gowdy, both of whom endorsed Trump's candidacy a year ago. According to initial White House statements - by most accounts hastily assembled with little coordination - the president dismissed Comey on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Read More »

ICJ snubs Pak, dumps Kulbushan Jadhav's 'doctored' confession tape

While forcefully putting forth his argument, counsel for India Harish Salve said Pakistan denied 16 requests for counsel access. Additionally, India alleged that "it was not informed of Jadhav's detention until long after his arrest". The rights of Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations are sacrosanct, Salve further said, citing the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) that recognises that no one can be arbitrarily deprived of their lives. Read More »