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India will do everything to save Jadhav: Sushma Swaraj

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Pakistan is likely to challenge the ICJ's jurisdiction and, in that case, the court may want to settle this issue first before going ahead with India's petition.India's final objective is that the ICJ set aside Jadhav's conviction and order his release. Read More »

Trump, Netanyahu spoke via phone amid talk of intelligence leak

However Israeli officials offered Trump an alternative to land at the bottom of the site and go up on cable cars as former President George Bush did upon his visit, but the offer was turned down. "He has not come out and said that settlements are an obstacle to peace; he has not called for a settlement freeze; he has worked with the Israelis to come up with a common understanding about how they might proceed". Read More »

USA sanctions on missile work show 'ill will' - Iran

He also predicted that the United States government would begin a fresh wave of sanctions against Tehran on bogus charges following Iran's presidential election. Last month, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson admitted Iran was complying with its own commitments under the deal - placing its nuclear sites under global scrutiny and halting most enrichment. Read More »

Times Square crash left one dead

Eikel was in the Levi Strauss store when he heard people screaming and saw them run past the door. He turned around and saw the vehicle hitting people on the sidewalk. The case is pending. Reports in USA media say he has a history of arrests, including for some aggressive or violent incidents. Investigators were searching his Bronx home and canvassing the crime scene for video. Read More »

Saudi Arabia will give Trump a royal welcome, ignore his slights

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Keith's publicist, Elaine Schock, told CNN in an email it's the first time he's performing in Saudi Arabia and it's their understanding he will be the first non-Arabic artist to perform a show there. Keith performed at Trump's inauguration in January. Many of Obama's Middle East policies angered the Saudis, including what they saw as his giving up on President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, a longtime United States ally, during the Arab Spring protests; his hesitation to intervene directly in the ... Read More »

Mayhem rages in west Venezuela; Capriles blocked from U.N. trip

Ramirez stressed that Venezuela is not on the Security Council agenda and said many council members "disagree with the U.S." and back his government's position that it shouldn't be there. "By imposing these targeted sanctions, the United States is supporting the Venezuelan people in their efforts to protect and advance democratic governance in their country". Read More »

Trump administration gives Congress notice they'll renegotiate Nafta

A law called the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 sets timetables on how a President's administration can go about negotiating deals. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross praised the announcement which came from the newly confirmed U.S Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer. So we're not saying, 'don't renegotiate NAFTA, ' " Masswohl said. Read More »

US, Turkey spar over Erdogan visit violence, Kurdish support

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Isik said. The U.S. announced last week that it would arm Kurdish fighters in Syria , a move Erdogan is against because he says they are linked to the Kurdish insurgency in Turkey known as the PKK. Nine people were sent to the hospital; two were arrested. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, a California Republican, called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "to hold individuals accountable" for the attack. Read More »

Iran TV censors Rouhani documentary ahead of elections

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It says that 81 miners remain trapped more than a mile underground, and that aid workers are trying to keep them alive by pumping air down to them. The explosion Wednesday happened after the coal mine filled with methane gas, sickening dozens who later rushed into the mine to try to rescue those trapped. Read More »

Free Syrian Army Freezes Opposition HNC Delegation Membership at Geneva Talks

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The opposition needed time to prepare its response to a "paper" presented by United Nations special envoy Staffan de Mistura on Tuesday, when the sixth round of the talks started. Syria's main opposition High Negotiations Committee leader Nasr al-Hariri and UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura during a meeting in Switzerland. Read More »

Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing West Michigan teen

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The driver of the vehicle, identified by police as Richard Rojas , 26, of the Bronx , was screaming and flailing as he got out of the auto after hitting multiple people, Bradix said. Rojas' descent into self destruction came after the former Navy electrician mate fireman's apprentice left the service, serving the US Navy from 2011 to 2015. Read More »

Trump confirms sharing secret information with Russian officials

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As the White House denies that the president's Oval Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and envoy Sergey Kislyak caused any national security damage, current and former intelligence officials are weighing in. The officials told the newspaper that the information Trump relayed during the May 10 meeting had been provided by a USA partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement. Read More »

Polls open in first Iran presidential vote since atomic deal

Rouhani was a key player in the 2015 deal with the United States and world powers to curtail Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, and has overseen a period of growing normalization of relations with the West. Ibrahim Raisi, Rouhani's biggest competition in the race for presidency is an Islamic jurist, and custodian of the biggest (and wealthiest) Islamic shrine in the country, as well as being the Supreme Leader's "favourite". Read More »

Corbyn: Labour won't hit £80000 earners with immediate income tax hike

There is a £58 billion black hole in Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto - and it will be paid for by every single family in the country with higher taxes and more debt. On Westminster voting intention, the Tory lead is still substantial, at 15 points, but they remain stable at 49 per cent vote share, whilst Labour has grown from 26 per cent to 34 per cent, in the Ipsos MORI polling for the Evening Standard . Read More »

Terrified West African girl held as a sex slave in Sydney

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The house in the NY borough of Queens where a Sydney girl was found after being allegedly lured to the United States by a convicted killer. Sean Price , a 39-year-old with a long criminal history and who lived with his mother in the NY borough of Queens, is charged with transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Read More »

Security Council condemns NKorea missile test

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The long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) is launched during a test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017. People watch a television news programme, showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on 14 May. It traveled more than 400 miles before splashing down in the Sea of Japan, roughly 60 miles from Russian Federation, according to USA intelligence. Read More »

New Zealand optimistic of reviving TPP trade deal

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Japan and New Zealand are now the only two signatories that have ratified the TPP pact. Ministers from the so-called TPP-11 countries will meet in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Sunday on the margins of the APEC ministerial meeting, amid expectations they will commit to examining how to implement the deal. Read More »

1 dead, 19 injured after vehicle crashes into Times Square crowd

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The speeding vehicle jumped the sidewalk on the west side of 7th Avenue at 42nd Street and barreled into pedestrians for three blocks before crashing at the northwest corner of 45th Street, police said. White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted at 12:30 p.m. that President Donald Trump "has been made aware of the situation in Times Square and will continue to receive updates". Read More »

Flynn, Manafort Key Targets of FBI Investigation

Rosenstein was thrust into the spotlight last week when a memo he wrote was initially cited by the Trump administration as the rationale for firing FBI Director James Comey , who was leading the FBI's investigation of Trump-Russia contacts. Read More »

Kushner Family 'Invest $500K and Immigrate to the U.S.'

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The New Jersey building makes use of an EB-5 visa program to draw in global investors, including the Chinese. That's because her husband Jared Kushner, fellow investor in Trump's Washington D.C. Kushner Companies later apologized for the name drop, and said it was not meant to be an "attempt to lure investors" to one of its projects in New Jersey. Read More »

No laptop ban on Euro flights to USA... yet

De Juniac acknowledges that state authorities may need to implement security measures in response to "credible threat intelligence". And in this week's letter, IATA proposes a number of measures that could be taken to reduce the threat without resorting to an all-out ban. Read More »

Ex-FBI chief Mueller to head Trump-Russia probe

It immediately escalated the legal stakes - and the potential political damage - for a president who has tried to dismiss the matter as partisan witch hunt and a "hoax". A special counsel is empowered to conduct the investigation independent of the Justice Department hierarchy, with a dedicated staff of his choosing. Read More »

Bombshell memo on Trump

Mr Burr, who is leading an investigation of the Trump campaign's alleged links to Russian Federation, said he and the committee's ranking Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, had met Mr Comey the day before the President fired him. McCabe has replaced Comey, who was sacked last week by Trump. The FBI, with the help of the Treasury Department, the CIA and other agencies, is examining evidence of possible contacts, money transfers and business relationships between a variety of Trump associates and ... Read More »

82 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls swapped for prisoners

District Head of Chibok Alhaji Zanna Modu thanked the Federal and the Borno State governments and all other persons and organisations that helped to secure the girls' freedom, while Chibok community elder Solomon Samuel said the whole town did not sleep on Saturday night due to the joyful celebration. Read More »

Donald Trump is in 'impeachment territory,' former Nixon adviser says

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The ACLU today sought the public release of memos reportedly prepared by former FBI Director James Comey that describe his conversations with President Trump. Most of the Republicans do not appear poised to abandon a president who remains critical to their goals of acting on health care and tax legislation despite the anxiety and displeasure voiced by McCain and a handful of other prominent GOP lawmakers. Read More »

'James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of

The White House has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation probe, but in the interview with NBC News on Thursday, Trump said he knew he ran the risk that by firing Comey he would "confuse people" and "lengthen out the investigation" into ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Senate intel chairman: No decision from Flynn on subpoena

Presidential election. Burr told reporters Thursday that Flynn's lawyer informed the panel he will not abide by a subpoena for private documents. ABC News reached out to Flynn's legal team for comment. Flynn, the former national security adviser, was sacked in February for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the contents of a December phone call with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Read More »

Trump to Seoul: We want a diplomatic solution to North Korea

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Han Min-koo, speaking to his nation's parliament, said that North Korea's test of the Hwasong-12 rocket was "successful", and explained that the missile "is considered an intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) of enhanced caliber". The summit, the first between the two leaders, will be held in Washington D.C. Moon's office said the event was aimed at " cementing personal ties " between the two. Read More »

General Election 2017: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits Swinnow

Alongside the nearly complete reversal of recent cuts in the main rate of corporation tax (returning it to 26% by 2020-21 - a rate not seen since 2011 or, rather, the time of the last UK Labour government), the proposal to introduce a so-called 'Robin Hood' tax on financial derivatives (a proposal mired by its own complexity in Europe and described in the past by the Labour Mayor of London , Sadiq Khan, as "madness"), and promises to explore new revenue raising options (such as a possible ... Read More »

New French Prime Minister Described himself as a Man of the Right

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Philippe and Macron chose experienced politicians from the left, the center and the right for the main positions. Jean-Yves Le Drian, 69, who led France's military operations overseas as former President Francois Hollande's defence minister, will stay on in Macron's government as foreign minister. Read More »

Turkey demands U.S. fire envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds

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Ankara sees the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, which has waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast. The United States said it summoned Turkey's ambassador to the State Department, where the No. 2-ranked USA diplomat raised concerns about the security detail for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington, after they were captured on video violently breaking up a protest. Read More »