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US slaps sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court judges

Clashes have erupted across the country during protests in anger at Maduro's handling of an economic and political crisis . All of those targeted will have USA assets frozen and be denied travel to the United States, while American citizens will be barred from doing b us iness with them, officials said . Read More »

Former FBI Director Comey to testify before Senate intel committee


But he added: "I haven't lost my confidence in the president to be our president, I just haven't". "I thought the July 5 press conference was profoundly wrong and unfair both to the Department of Justice and Secretary Clinton", said Rosenstein, adding, "It violated deeply ingrained rules and traditions, and it guaranteed that some people would accuse the Federal Bureau of Investigation of interfering in the election". Read More »

Korea Hwasong-12 missile celebrations


North Korea conducted its latest ballistic missile test on Sunday in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions, saying it was a test of its capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead". It also amounted to a first test of South Korea's new president, Moon Jae In, a liberal who favors dialogue and engagement with North Korea . "The reality is that there is a high possibility of a military conflict at the NLL (Northern Limit Line) and military demarcation line", Moon said. Read More »

Assange will continue battle to clear his name


Speaking from the balcony of Ecuador's London embassy, the WikiLeaks founder says his seven-year legal ordeal - which he calls unjust detention - "is not something that I can forgive". "Therefore the investigation is discontinued", Ny said. "Assange has long insisted his stay in the embassy is unrelated to the Swedish case, but instead related to possible extradition to the United States in connection with WikiLeaks' activities", says Buzzfeed . Read More »

United Fresh Issues Statement On NAFTA Renegotiation

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said that the administration aims to improve U.S. opportunities under NAFTA to create better jobs and grow the nation's economy. He also cited digital trade, describing it as " in its infancy when NAFTA was enacted ". "We should build on what has worked in NAFTA but change and improve what has not", Lighthizer said. Read More »

China building biggest infrastructure project in history


Indian foreign ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay, asked whether New Delhi was participating in the summit, said India could not accept a project that compromised its sovereignty. Among others, the initiative seeks to build a network of infrastructure connecting China to Asia, Europe and Africa in the form of highways, bridges, sea ports and industrial parks. Read More »

Tear-stained apology caps Weiner's guilty plea in sexting case


In court, the 52-year-old former Democratic congressman paused repeatedly as he fought back tears and tried to compose himself. Law enforcement officials say a man accused of steering his vehicle onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the USA and mowing down pedestrians for three blocks told police he was "hearing voices". Read More »

Roadside bomb kills 11; attacks kill 10 Afghan policeman


Also on Friday, in Kapisa province, five Afghan policemen were killed in fighting with the Taliban militants. The Taliban has stepped up attacks since announcing the spring offensive last month. After recovering the vehicle, the convoy continued on its mission, he added. Afghanistan has the highest number of mine victims in the world, which along with roadside bombs kill or wound about 140 people every month. Read More »

FAA's drone registration rule suffers major setback


Court of Appeals to reject the FAA's rule for registering recreational unmanned aircraft systems". Failure to do so could result in fines of up to $27,500, as well as potential criminal penalties of up to three years in prison, and additional fines of up to $250,000. Read More »

Trump White House enters a new state of denial


The Post report says that senior White House officials called the Central Intelligence Agency and NSA to alert them to Trump's disclosure. At the White House, Mr Trump tweeted: "I wanted to share with Russian Federation (at an openly scheduled W.H. Read More »

Iran: New US Sanctions on Missile Work Show 'Ill Will'

The new sanctions, added by the Treasure Department, target two senior Iranian officials and entities based in China and Iran that are supporting Iran's missile program. "In renewing waivers of USA sanctions, the Trump administration has once again grudgingly acknowledged that Iran continues to abide by its obligations under the agreement". Read More »

Sweden drops prosecution against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Although he is no longer facing action from Swedish prosecutors, Assange is still at risk of arrest if he tries to leave the Ecuadorian embassy. She said prosecutors had been unable to make a full assessment of the case and were not making a finding on whether Assange was guilty of the allegations. Read More »

Jared Kushner's sister woos China's "golden visa" investors


While both deny that they are personally benefitting from their ties to the president, The New York Times reports that Kushner's sister told Chinese investors at a hotel conference in Beijing on Saturday that investing thousands of dollars in Kushner Companies can gain Chinese investors a USA visa. Read More »

Chinas Xi wants ties with South Korea to be on track


China's President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with South Korea's special envoy Lee Hae-chan (unseen) at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, Wednesday, May 19, 2017. South Korea has complained that some of its companies doing business in China have faced discrimination in retaliation for the Thaad deployment . Since Moon Jae-in took office on May 10, signs have emerged that Beijing and Seoul are seeking to reconcile their differences and fix damaged relations caused by the THAAD ... Read More »

Haryana HBSE 10th Result 2017


As many as 2,10,867 students took the class 12th examination this year, out of which 1,36,008 students passed. For the student who wish to receive a photocopy of their answer sheets, an application should be submitted within 60 days of the result declaration. Read More »

Second wave of ransomware attack targeting out-of-date Windows machines under way

The WannaCry hack threatens to delete users' encrypted files in a week if a ransom of $300 isn't met - doubled if the payment isn't made in within three days. The overall cost of dealing with WannaCry is estimated to be well above $100 million for the United Kingdom alone. "There are plenty of reasons people wait to patch and none of them are good", said Mador, a former long-time security researcher for Microsoft. Read More »

Theresa May used bogus arguments to justify election, says Tim Farron


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn set the tone for his campaign by criticising May for her "broken promises" on healthcare and education, and jabbed at her for not agreeing to take part in television debates before the election. In a speech in London , he will say that Labour will fight on behalf of Britain's "true wealth creators" and overturn a "rigged system" which favours rich individuals and businesses. Read More »

Indian migrant worker dies after leaving Qatar World Cup venue


The 80,000-seat Lusail stadium, which is among at least eight venues for the 2022 World Cup, is due to host its first match - the country's Emir Cup final between Al Sadd and Al Rayyan - on Friday. When a worker dies, Qatar needs to get to the bottom of what happened. Many of those interviewed by Amnesty revealed they were heavily in debt after paying large recruitment fees, while others had their passports confiscated and some were subjected to forced labour. Read More »

Macron win sends 'powerful message' to far-right, top Europe rabbi says


The country's opposition parties meanwhile were more reticent. Le Pen has different positioning to her father, winning on Sunday about double his share of the vote in 2002, appealing not just to the far right but also some centre-right voters - and a slice of the left, that she presents herself as an anti-globalisation champion, including opposition to worldwide trade. Read More »

Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to 'kill them all'


Police do not suspect a. "A woman in front on the sidewalk was hit and tossed before then vehicle reached 44th st, continued plowing people down at full speed up to 45th street, where it was stopped after crashing into more people and the light post", posted Instagram user Ed G Val, who from across the street "saw the auto speeding north on the west sidewalk of southbound 7th Ave". Read More »

United Nations court orders Pakistan to halt execution of Indian 'spy'

A Pakistan military court had awarded the death sentence to Jadhav, who was arrested on March 3 a year ago, last month for espionage and subversive activities. London-based Barrister Rashid Aslam said Pakistan was ill-prepared and did not utilise the 90 minutes it had to make its argument. The UN Court virtually snubbed Pakistan by pronouncing that no execution will take place before the final decision. Read More »

Trump Sibling-in-Law Plays Princeling in China

The event was organized by Beijing-based immigration services company QWOS and Kushner Companies , according to an advertisement on the Chinese company's website, which says the project is seeking $150 million from 300 EB-5 investors. Kushner's personal attorney, Blake Roberts of the WilmerHale law firm, said in a statement that Kushner has "no involvement" in the operation of the Kushner Companies. Read More »

National Safe Boating Week is May 20 - 26


U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in approximately 75% of recreational boating fatalities in 2015, and that approximately 85 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. The goal of National Safe Boating Week is to educate the public about the importance of safe boating practices and wearing life jackets while on the water. Read More »

Trump Praises Macron for His 'Big Win' in France's Election


Macron has promised that half of those candidates will be new to elected politics, as he was before his victory Sunday. In total, 28 per cent of Catholics voted for Fillon, compared to 22 per cent each for Macron and Le Pen. "I will fight the divisions that undermine France", he added in a nod to the 11 million votes Le Pen received, a record for the far-right leader. Despite her defeat in the presidential election, Marine Le Pen has indicated that she will be campaigning again in next ... Read More »

Will hold EVM challenge with machines of recent polls: CEC

The judgements in 30 of those cases have come and all 30 have been in favour of the EVMs being tamper proof", BJP legislator from Rajouri Garden Manjinder Singh Sirsa said. Bhardwaj, who has ten years of experience working with embedded systems, was chosen to demonstrate how EVM tampering is possible as the Election Commission (EC) has always maintained that these machines can not be tampered with during an actual election process due to the many safeguards in place. Read More »

Turkish violence in Washington presents new Trump headache


GOP senators have also condemned the attack as an assault on US democratic principles. The US respects Turkish concerns about its "by, with, and through" approach to the Syrian Democratic Forces led by the YPG, and will continue consulting with ankara as the focus on combating IS continues, Nauert said. Read More »

Russia's deputy FM tipped as ambassador to US


Israeli intelligence officials say this amounts to their " worst fears confirmed ", that the USA, with whom they have an exclusive intelligence-sharing deal, are passing that information along without Israel's prior knowledge. Later on Tuesday, the Kremlin dismissed the Washington Post allegations, saying the story included nothing worth discussing. "We want to get as many to help fight terrorism as possible. Read More »

Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe into WikiLeaks' Assange


More serious are the possible charges he faces in the United States for WikiLeaks' aggressive publication of thousands of pages of classified government documents. "He's an innocent man and this case has been closed", he said, adding that Assange was "very unhappy" about the long inquiry. Ecuador's government asked the United Kingdom to give Mr Assange safe passage in order to allow him asylum in the South American nation. Read More »

GOP lawmaker raises option of impeaching Trump over Comey

His Twitter feed, which has been a much-used mode of reply to negative news coverage, was quiet. Spicer spoke aboard Air Force One following Trump's remarks at the U.S. Congressional aides said the panel was still negotiating with Flynn to obtain them.The House Intelligence Committee requested more documents from the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation related to its Russian Federation probe.Russia has denied US intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in the ... Read More »