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Sacked minister records statement before ACB in tanker scam

Kapil Mishra who is sitting on a hunger strike questioned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's silence by singing a popular Hindi song, " Chup chup baithe ho zaroor koi baat hai ". A day after a man was caught for allegedly atta-cking sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra, the po-lice said that the accused is an AAP worker. He also claimed that he continued to belong to AAP, which he said was a party of honest workers, "barring five-six people", and reasserted that he would "weed out corruption ... Read More »

Sen. Lindsey Graham to President Trump: Stop Tweeting About the Russia Investigation

Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now "eroding". The former USA intelligence chief is warning that President Donald Trump is eroding the nation's system of checks and balances. "But it minimizes the ability of the presidency to both protect him from mistakes and to maximize his strengths", said Mr Gingrich, who is working on a biography of Mr Trump. Read More »

Artist projects words 'pay Trump bribes here' onto DC hotel


This obviously presents a conflict, as foreign governments can book rooms at the Trump International Hotel. A Trump International Hotel in the USA capital has been used as a drawing board for anti-Trump political messages. Bell says he enjoys doing these guerrilla projects since they can transform a random government building into a wild conversation piece. "It's great that it's being talked about and that people are enjoying the moment, talking about these issues". Read More »

GOP on 'Leak': White House in 'Downward Spiral,' 'Disturbing'


In a shock twist, the intelligence reportedly came from a U.S. ally who did not authorise Washington to share it with Moscow. Some of the leaders he'll meet come from countries the USA has intelligence-sharing agreements with. "I get great intel". Trump has a contentious relationship with American spy agencies. A senior European intelligence official told the AP his country might stop sharing information with the United States if it confirms that Trump shared classified details with ... Read More »

North Korea says missile it tested can carry nuclear warhead


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to keep conducting nuclear and missile tests until the US makes the "right choice", the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Monday, as the rogue state continues its saber-rattling in hopes of forcing Washington into a dialogue. Read More »

Trump accused of divulging top secret intelligence to Russians


White House officials disputed the report , saying Trump did not disclose intelligence sources or methods with the Russians, though they did not deny that classified information was disclosed in the May 10 meeting. officials who were briefed on the intelligence disclosures last week. "The on-the-record accounts should outweigh those of anonymous sources", McMaster said. Read More »

Tunnel collapses at American nuclear weapons site


The cause of the collapse has not been determined. Experts are also concerned with the state of the site's "double shell" tanks - 1-million-gallon tanks that hold most of the site's radioactive waste. Crews doing road work near the plant may have caused vibrations that triggered the collapse, a source told KING5. "That tunnel feeds into a longer tunnel that extends hundreds more feet and contains 28 rail cars loaded with contaminated equipment". Read More »

UK: 'Worst over' in cyber-attack

Six years ago, the Tory-led coalition dismantled Labour's NHS National Programme for IT , which was described by the Public Accounts Committee as "one of the worst and most expensive contracting fiascos in the history of the public sector". Read More »

Labour publishes its 'radical and responsible' £48bn manifesto

Labour's manifesto launch comes after a draft version of the document was leaked last week. The Labour leader will say: This is a programme of hope. "Whatever your age or situation, people are under pressure, struggling to make ends meet". Speaking during a campaign visit to a factory in Stoke-on-Trent, the Prime Minister said: "If you look across that manifesto , the question isn't what people are promising but can you believe people will deliver what they are promising?" "Young people ... Read More »

Appeals court set to hear arguments on Trump's revised travel ban


Back in March, a federal judge in Maryland blocked the executive order - which bans travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - from being enforced. The lawsuit said that the order violates federal immigration law and a section of the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment that prohibits government discrimination on the basis of religion. Read More »

Election 2017: One week left to register to vote on June 8


This follows analysis by the Electoral Reform Society which found that the number of 16-17 year olds registered to vote had slid by 27% over the past three years. Analysis in the United Kingdom has revealed the number of 16- and 17-year-olds on the electoral roll had dropped by 27 per cent over the past three years, prompting the Electoral Reform Society to warn of a "ticking timebomb" in voter registration. Read More »

Staples (SPLS) Q1 Earnings in Line, Sales Lag Estimates


Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Staples, Inc . and for the current quarter 13 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.17/share. Shares of Staples Inc . jumped 3.5% in premarket trade Tuesday, after the office supply retailer beat same-store sales expectations, while matching on profit and coming up short on revenue. Read More »

Vice Mayor John Kennedy Issues Cinco de Mayo Message


In the grand scheme, the Battle of Puebla was not a significant strategic victory for the Mexican government, only delaying establishment of the monarchy. Instead, Pence kicked off the holiday celebration by telling a bunch of people at a reception that President Donald Trump has "made the Latino community a priority". Read More »

Beta Theta Pi Penn State Hazing Death Leads to Charges


Prosecutors accuse the defendants of trying to orchestrate a cover up and waited to call 911 to help Piazza nearly 12 hours after he faced extreme alcohol hazing and fell down the fraternity's basement stairs. Prosecutors say he suffered fatal injuries. The International Fraternity's policy that prohibited alcohol in the Penn State chapter house, along with the extensive annual investment in risk management, leadership and character-development programs that teach young men the importance ... Read More »

Netanyahu Welcomes Trump's Aspiration for Israel-Palestine Reconciliation

In a press conference after their meeting President Trump talked in broad terms about how the U.S. could help Israelis and Palestinians reach a peace agreement. He did encourage Mr. Abbas to do more to discourage Palestinian incitement against Israelis. Abbas spoke in a meeting with Arab ambassadors late Thursday before leaving Washington where he had met with President Donald Trump earlier in the week about resuming peace talks with Israel. Read More »

Unofficial student vote placed BC NDP at top of list

Students elected John Horgan and the BC NDP to form government with 60 out of 87 seats and 39 per cent of the vote while Premier Christy Clark and the BC Liberals won only 12 seats and received 25.4 per cent of the vote. "A majority of British Columbians voted for a new government, and that's what they deserve". In a news conference, Clark confirmed that British Columbia Lt. Read More »

Sunni leader endorses Rouhani - Turnout key for election


So in the end, this is a decision by the highest power in Iran . Until now, Qalibaf, who lost to Rouhani in 2013, had insisted he would not be stepping aside in favour of Raisi, although analysts say his eventual decision to quit might have proved unavoidable given that the main conservative parties and clerical bodies have thrown their support behind Raisi, a jurist and Shi'ite cleric who studied at the feet of Khamenei. Read More »

Former PM John Howard slams Scott Morrison over bank tax


The Prime Minister said that would be unwise. Bank executives will also risk pay cuts and job losses if found guilty of misconduct - a measure that follows scandals, including financial advisers receiving kickbacks. And the big element will be the 0.5 per cent increase in the Medicare levy to be paid by all singles earning $21,655 a year and above, and couples on $36,541, with additions for dependent children. Read More »

United States pressure dial on North Korea at 'five or six':Tillerson

In his budget proposal, President Donald Trump has proposed slashing the U.S. foreign relations and aid budget by more than a quarter. Asean leaders nonetheless "underscored the importance of the full and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea in its entirety" during the Asean summit in Manila last month. Read More »

Jaitley launches website to expose tax defaulters


Jaitley warned those dealing in black money and said "It is no longer safe to deal with excessive cash, tax-evaded money". There has been an encouraging response to the online verification process and more than 9.72 lakh taxpayers submitted their response without visiting Income tax office up to May 12, 2017. Read More »

As Erdogan visits Trump, much friction between US and Turkey


Trump could make some concessions to appease Erdogan, suggested Sinan Ulgen of Carnegie Europe. "I see this trip as a new milestone in Turkey-U.S. relations", Erdogan said, as he prepared to fly to Washington . The United States has been providing air cover for Syrian Kurdish forces, which have driven IS from much of northern Syria. Probably not. First of all, the decision to arm the Syrian Kurds may have been announced Tuesday, and it may have been timed to fall between the Turkish ... Read More »

Netanyahu's office denies rumors the prime minister opposes moving US Embassy

Since Trump took office last month, Israel has announced plans to build over 6,000 settler homes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem - occupied territories claimed by the Palestinians. But Trump has said Jewish settlements "don't help the [peace] process". "The administration has boxed itself in by focusing on Jerusalem and not doing what every other administration (R or D) has done which is to punt the issue", he added. Read More »

Macron Flexes Muscle in France as He Demands EU Protect Workers

Mr Valls told RTL radio that Mr Macron's victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the presidential run-off on Sunday was a blow to populism in Europe, and gave a "terrific" image of France overseas. The euro dipped against the dollar, having risen in early Asian trade to just above $1.10 when opinion polls signalled the scale of Macron's victory over anti-euro nationalist Marine Le Pen . Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency plots to kill Kim Jong-un, North Korea claims

North Korea accused the Central Intelligence Agency of plotting to assassinate its leader, Kim Jong-un, using biochemical weapons. Tensions have surged in the region in recent weeks in the wake of a series of North Korean missile tests and rhetoric from US President Donald Trump's administration on the country's weapons programme. Read More »

Macron to name PM on first day as French President


He has said he wants to reform the eurozone, giving it a common budget and its own finance minister, but he will need German backing. "In the past, the subject of treaty change was a French taboo". Speed is becoming one of Macron's trademarks. Paris - At around 10 AM, the new French President Emmanuel Macron, arrived at the 18th century Elysee palace in a Renault armored vehicle and walked up the red carpet to the Elysee steps where outgoing President Francois Hollande waited to welcome him. Read More »

UN Security Council for imposing sanctions on North Korea's missile test


The missile flew nearly 500 miles across North Korea and over water before slamming harmlessly into the Sea of Japan between Japan and Russian Federation. The missile was launched on an unusually vertical trajectory . However, the United States military disputed the claim, arguing that the projectile was more likely a mid-range missile, than an intercontinental one. Read More »

New South Korean leader to visit White House in June

President Donald Trump who, among other things, has said military action against the North was an option under consideration". Moon's foreign policy adviser met with Trump's national security advisers in Seoul on Tuesday and agreed to the meeting, Yonhap News Agency said. Read More »

White House refutes 'false' report Trump shared classified info with Russians

Russian Federation could use the divulged details to identify Washington's intelligence partner on the ground and possibly disrupt the source's intelligence-gathering capabilities. A bipartisan group of senators appeared surprised on Monday when told about The Washington Post story, and members of the Senate intelligence committee said they were not briefed on the matter. Read More »

UN Security Council vows sanctions over N. Korea missile test


Outsiders also saw a significant technological jump, with the test-fire apparently flying higher and for a longer time period than any other such previous missile. US President Donald Trump's administration has called for an immediate halt to Pyongyang's provocations and has warned that the "era of strategic patience" with North Korea is over. Read More »