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Irish PM Enda Kenny to step down, replacement unclear

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Kenny declared that he will retire as leader of Fine Gael, effective from midnight tonight , May 17, in a statement released earlier today. "I will continue to carry out my duties as Party Leader in an acting capacity , until my successor is elected". Read More »

Star Wars fans celebrate May 4th

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These superfans actually got to experience that, and it all actually goes to benefit a great cause. May 4 is designated as the annual Star Wars Day , due to the clever play on the words of the Star Wars motto, " May the force be with you ". Read More »

Putin Accuses U.S. Of 'Political Schizophrenia' Over Trump And Secrets

Trump, whose administration has been dogged by allegations that Russia helped him win the White House and that he and his allies are too cosy with Moscow , has defended his decision to discuss intelligence with the Russians after media reports of the meeting alarmed some USA and foreign politicians. Read More »

Boko Haram terrorists storm village, kill 11 farmers

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But 57 of the girls escaped the night they were kidnapped while three of them were later found. NAIJ.com previously reported that the federal government has assured Nigerians that everything was being done to ensure that other Chibok school girls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists regain their freedom. Read More »

ACLU files complaint over charter school's hairstyle policy

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Reports came out last week that black students at the school-including twin 15-year-old sisters Deanna and Mya Scott-were punished for wearing braids with hair extensions. The school does ban hair extensions, which tend to be "very expensive", a statement last week on behalf of Mystic Valley Interim Director Alex Dan said. Read More »

Police charge man they say fled with 2 daughters

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Police are looking for Madison Ann Dudson, 7, and Jaylynn Dawn Dundon, 6. On Thursday, Joshua Dundon's truck was found burned in Eureka County, Nevada, and due to conditions of the truck, there was a delay in positive identification. According to Logan, police are still finding Joshua Dundon's personal effects "hidden away in the woods" nearby. Aerial searches had found no immediate sign of the family, and the sheriff feared an escalation. Read More »

U.S. renews hold on Iran nuclear sanctions, implements missile sanctions

Trump has consistently warned Iran over its missile activity, and has criticised the terms of the deal made by Mr Obama - at one point claiming his "number one priority" if elected would be "to dismantle the disastrous deal". However, the United States imposed new sanctions against Iran in February 2017 over its January medium-range ballistic missile test. The Trump administration signed a waiver today that suspends sanctions against Iran. Read More »

Donald Trump's shortlist for FBI Director includes a former Democratic senator

Trump will meet Wednesday with Lieberman and other candidates, including acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating, and former top FBI official Richard McFeely , Spicer added. Lieberman said then in a Fox news Channel interview that the Times had 'committed at least an act of bad citizenship. When asked if he'd take the position, Leiberman said he'd "rather not say". Read More »

Trump and Erdogan hail closer relations despite row over YPG

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Turkey has been a crucial partner in the US-led coalition against Islamic State forces in Syria. The Turkish leader had a strained relationship with the USA during former President Barack Obama's administration and his reputation has mostly placed him in midst of controversies. Read More »

US would talk to N Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop: Haley

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NY and Washington, at less than 6,800 miles away, would likely have between 30-40 minutes before being hit, Schiller and Wright said . China has strongly opposed THAAD, whose radar it fears could be used to spy in its territory, despite assurances from Washington that THAAD is purely defensive. Read More »

UK prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

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The country voted 52-48 per cent to leave the European Union, but Scotland backed remaining by a large majority, and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is seeking to hold a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. Following his first major election speech on Thursday morning, Mr Corbyn was asked whether he was considering or would rule out a second referendum on any agreement reached after withdrawal negotiations with the EU. Read More »

Chelsea Manning leaves military prison

The documents she leaked included more than 250,000 diplomatic cables, in addition to hundreds of thousands of other confidential documents. Her attorneys have said Manning was subjected to violence in prison and argued the military mistreated her by requiring her to serve her sentence in an all-male prison, restricting her physical and mental health care and not allowing her to keep a feminine haircut. Read More »

Spicer and Trump's Relationship Enters the Next Level (On 'SNL')

Period. OK? Then he hired lawyers to agree with him. Melissa McCarthy returned to play the role of Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live last night. "Yes", Baldwin's Trump responded before going in for long, deep kiss. "Have you ever told me to say things that aren't true?" Incredulous, Spicer takes his podium to New York City, eventually finding his boss at a New Jersey golf course. Read More »

Sturgeon Claims Independent Scotland Will Rejoin EU in Stages, Without Euro

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Speaking to SNP activists in South Queensferry, she said the country had "come a long way" since then. "My position is I want Scotland to be in the EU". Knightley also questioned the SNP's desire to be in the EU, as aside from the UK Scotland's biggest trading partner is the United States of America rather than a nation from the European continent. Read More »

Comey on Trump Tapes: I Hope They Exist. That Would Be Perfect

He said he is privately urging Republicans to voice their concerns publicly because "this is an issue of country, not party". Press Sec. Sean Spicer tells me, "I'm not aware of that". As with so many controversies before it, Trump's itchy Twitter finger has led to inevitable questions about whether he's actually being serious and whether he knows something we don't. Read More »

J&K deputy CM visits shelling-hit people on LoC

The shelling in Rajouri is the third ceasefire violation by Pakistan in as many days. "Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars along the LoC in Rajouri", Army said, adding that it was retaliating appropriately anf firing was on. Read More »

More immigrants arrested, fewer deported under Trump

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But there was also a significant jump - of more than 150 percent - in the number of immigrants not convicted of further crimes arrested by ICE: 10,800 since the beginning of the year compared to 4,200 non-criminal arrests in the same period in 2016.That increase is a result of recent guidance given by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to implement Trump's executive orders on interior immigration enforcement and border security signed on January 25, just days after the Republican president ... Read More »

Korea Ratchets up Online Security against WannaCry Ransomware

Organisations in more than 100 countries were affected, including Britain's National Health Service (NHS), Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica, and logistics firm FedEx. Should the ransom not be paid, you face the possibility of losing your data permanently. You can WhatsApp us on +1 347-322-0415. "It stops the damage being caused", Hickey told CNNTech. Read More »

Trump Asked Comey to End Investigation Into Michael Flynn's Russia Ties

Staffers shuttled back and forth among West Wing offices debating what to say without divulging confidential material or getting anything wrong. A deflated and exhausted Sean Spicer, who continues to read reports that his job is in jeopardy but is working 12 hours every day in his office, huddled in his office with Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Read More »

Tillerson blackmails Israel, uses embassy move as bargaining chip

Trump is expected to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories on 22-23 May. Since the president's travel plans were announced, there has been intense speculation over whether he would use the occasion to follow through on his campaign pledge to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . Read More »

China Business Agreement on Natural Gas, Poultry and Beef Has Finalized

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The United States has pressured China for years to allow beef imports, but the process has been constantly delayed. As part of the deal, Ross told reporters that China has agreed to accept US beef imports by July 16, which would be almost a year after Beijing said it would start buying beef again under the Obama administration. Read More »

Congress, CPI(M) councillors in Domkol join TMC

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The moment of glory, however, for TMC remains to be the winning of Mirik municipality - a political party hailing from the plains, won in the hills, creating history. People have naturally supported us", says Trinamool Congress secretary general and education minister Partha Chatterjee. However, these efforts seem to have made no mark in the municipal elections. Read More »

Macron poised to launch next stage of his French 'revolution'

Emmanuel Macron believes in collective solidarity. "Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France". The En Marche! party will now be called Republique en Marche, or Republic on the Move, party Secretary General Richard Ferrand said at a press conference in Paris on Monday. Read More »

Senate panel requests any memos, tapes from Comey-Trump meetings

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Also, the House oversight committee set a May 24 hearing to investigate if Trump interfered in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and has asked Comey to testify. The frantic activity in Congress showed signs that more Republicans were starting to show serious concern about Trump's actions following the Comey memo bombshell. Read More »

France's Macron looks to past post-win, gears up for future

Overnight he appeared side-by-side with outgoing president Francois Hollande - his former mentor - at a commemoration of the end of World War II. His fledgling political movement must now scramble together a majority in the parliamentary elections - which will not be an easy task. Read More »

Canadian Press NewsAlert:Green candidate wins seat in BC legislature

Peter Fassbender , the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and the Minister Responsible for TransLink, has lost his seat, as has Suzanne Anton, the Minister of Justice. "We understand what compromise means and we're willing to compromise, of course", Weaver said. The Liberals have produced consecutive balanced budgets, the province's economy is buoyant and Clark's job-creation record is a strong one. Read More »

French President meets German Chancellor

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It is the flip side of his commitment, shared by his Republican, PS and MoDem accomplices, to a neoliberal agenda for France and, in accord with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, across the entire EU. Merkel, however, appeared keen to support Macron ahead of next month's general election in which he will faces a tough battle to win an outright majority. Read More »

Bank of England's Carney likely to stress virtue of patience

Samuel Tombs, chief United Kingdom economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics , said, "March's simply terrible trade figures demonstrate that Britain is failing to capitalise on sterling's depreciation". Judging inflation was overshoot its 2% long-term target exclusively due to sterling's depreciation, the committee mostly felt there is no need to raise rates yet. Read More »

USA stock futures, dollar fall on rising concerns on Trump

Flynn was sacked on February 13 after it was revealed he had misled Vice President Pence about his conversations with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak about U.S. The debate will nearly certainly hinge on whether Comey accurately described the president's comments and whether he correctly understood the president's intentions. Read More »

Erdogan, Trump reaffirm joint fight against terror

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday stressed continued cooperation with the US against terrorism during his first meeting with President Donald Trump at the Oval Office, Anadolu reported . In spite of their support from the US, the YPG along with their Turkish ally the PKK profess a leftist revolutionary ideology inspired by Abdullah Ocalan, who is now in Turkish prison. Read More »

Microsoft Slams Governments For Global 'WannaCrypt' Attacks

The modus operandi of the ransomware is to attack computers to encrypt important files. Microsoft has also released patches for Windows XP and Windows 8, which the company no longer supports. STAFF battled to take up the slack at the North Middlesex University Hospital after scores of ambulances were diverted there and trauma patients admitted following a major national cyber attack. Read More »

Israel lauds US security ties following Trump disclosures

The classified information had been shared with the president by an ally, violating the confidentiality of an intelligence-sharing agreement with that country, the official said. It's unlikely that Trump has broken any law. Senator Robert Corker, also a Republican, was quoted in the media as saying Trump and his team are "in a downward spiral right now and have got to figure out a way to come to grips with all that's happening". Read More »