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Army officer who tied Budgam man to jeep awarded

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Ironically, this comes just a week after the Army Chief had denied that the person involved in the incident has been let off by the Court of Inquiry. Army officials did not say if the human shield incident had anything to do with the award. Read More »

Aisha Buhari visits released Chibok girls

The wife of the president was accompanied at the occasion by Ministers of Information and Women Affairs, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Sen. The victims had been held captive for more than three years by the Islamist group after they were seized from their dormitories in a mass abduction that shocked the world. Read More »

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls to meet families after 3 years

The 276 schoolgirls were abducted from their dorms in the northeastern town of Chibok by Boko Haram in April 2014. The Minister gave assurance of the Federal Government's commitment to rescue the remaining girls in captivity. "Sources don't want to be named and their version of events is hard to confirm, but they say the men were high level Boko Haram bomb makers, and that they were accompanied by two million euros in cash". Read More »

President Trump lands in Israel ahead of talks

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The next day, The New York Times reported the United States got the information form Israel, according to a current and a former USA official familiar with how the United States obtained the information. "So you have another story wrong", he said. Before meetings Monday with Netanyahu, the president and first lady Melania Trump will visit the Western Wall , an important Jewish holy site, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is believed to be where Jesus was crucified and the ... Read More »

Martin Keown sends message to Laurent Koscielny after Arsenal red card

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Sanchez and Ozil scored 41 goals between them for the Gunners but it was not enough to secure Champions League qualification as Wenger's men finished fifth. Banners have been flown over stadiums on planes, marches have taken place outside the Emirates Stadium and Tuesday's win over Sunderland was boycotted by large swathes of fans. Read More »

Spurs fan files idiotic lawsuit against Zaza Pachulia for injuring Kawhi Leonard

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Golden State Warriors acting coach Mike Brown had the last laugh on Tuesday, May 16 (Wednesday in Manila) after a pre-game confrontation with traffic police who failed to recognize him as they escorted the San Antonio Spurs to Game 2 . ESPN's online experts predicated unanimously, 22-0, that the Spurs would lose to the Warriors. Thomas scored 17 points in the game one loss but the leading scorer for the Celtics was Jae Crowder with 21 points. Read More »

Bond Denied For Three Teens Charged With Killing Mississippi 6-Year-Old

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Kingston's mom, Ebony Archie , explained that she stopped at a Kroger at around one o'clock in the morning, and left her son sleeping in the vehicle. Two were represented by a public defender, while one was represented by a private lawyer. "From what I've gathered, he is not only a flight risk but a special danger to others in the community", McKinley said in denying bail to Wakefield. Read More »

Boy found dead in stolen car in Mississippi, 3 arrested

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation special agent Rusty Clark said in a sworn statement the AP obtained that Wakefield implicated McBride in interviews as the one who stole Archie's vehicle and shot and killed her son. The vehicle was later found dumped on the side of the road after a passerby recognised it and the young boy's body was discovered inside. Byron McBride, 19, along with D'Allen Washington and Dwan Wakefield, who are both 17, were charged with capital murder in connection ... Read More »

Trump Reportedly Told Russians That Comey Is 'A Real Nut Job'

The day after the Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to the congressional investigations into Democrats' claims of Russian interference in USA elections, Trump said he respected the decision, but added: " I think that divides the country ". Read More »

WikiLeaks Offers $100K Reward for Trump-Comey 'Tapes'

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Nick Ackerman, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY and an assistant Watergate prosecutor, told MSNBC that the situation reminds him of Watergate and makes him wonder if Trump recorded Comey or if the president is trying to intimidate him by implying he has a tape. Read More »

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director

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Commenting on the prospect of the president picking Lieberman, Missouri Democratic Senator, Claire McCaskill said "I don't think there's going to be much excitement about that from our side of the aisle". January 19, 2011 - Announces that he will not run for re-election to his Senate seat in 2012. But if he doesn't, it's the flawless coda to Lieberman's political career that he proved so eager and successful at sucking up to Trump. Read More »

First lady Melania Trump visits leading Israeli hospital

The president will not during his visit announce any move of the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , according to a senior White House official who cautioned that it's not the right time for such a pronouncement as the administration is focusing on brokering a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians. Read More »

ASEAN sees huge business potential in China's B and R initiative

Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed ambitious hopes Monday for Asian and European governments to work closely on finance, law enforcement and a broad range of other issues under a Beijing-led trade initiative as leaders of 30 countries ended a meeting to promote the effort. Read More »

Trump denies telling Russians that Israel was source of classified intelligence

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An Israeli official told AFP on condition of anonymity that ministers were responding to a Trump request to present him with "confidence-building measures" ahead of his talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday. President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal". U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters en route to Tel Aviv that any three-way meeting between Trump, Netanyahu and Abbas was for "a ... Read More »

Israel and Arab neighbours 'have common cause over Iranian threat'

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He is expected to arrive in Tel Aviv on Monday afternoon before he begins talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Palestinian Authority sees East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. Following a brief description of the history of the wall, Trump went to the men's side, with his daughter and wife heading to the women's section. "This moment in history calls for us to strengthen our cooperation as both Israel and America face common threats from ISIS and other ... Read More »

Colorado's Gardner squares off with Kim Jong Un in war of words

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Kim Hak Song , who worked for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology , was detained on Saturday on suspicion of "hostile acts" against the state, North Korea's official KCNA news agency said. Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, is a 58-year-old American citizen who was temporarily teaching an accounting course at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Read More »

Key events in ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner's career, downfall

The plea deal with prosecutors will settle the charges against him, the Times reported . The girl, who has not been identified, told the Daily Mail last September that Weiner knew she was underage while they communicated. In late October, just days before the election, FBI director James Comey stunned the country by announcing that his agency was reopening its closed investigation into Clinton's handling of State Department business on a private email server so it could analyze the ... Read More »

White House says Trump will hold off on naming FBI director

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The president also replied "he is" when asked whether Mr Lieberman is a top candidate for the position. "Lieberman would be a great choice". "I think he'd be a good choice". On his official bio, it says, "Senator Joseph I. Lieberman applies the investigative skills he honed as United States Senator and Attorney General of the State of CT to represent clients in independent and internal investigations and advise them on a wide range of public policy, strategic and regulatory issues". Read More »

Germany, France confident of unlocking Greek aid

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed during a call on Wednesday that a deal was "feasible" by Monday. Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos told the Athens News Agency that Greece "has fulfilled its obligations totally and on time". Read More »

British Columbia's LNG Dreams May Be Over

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The Liberal leader also injected a note of humility on the drop in Liberal seats. "This notion that the economy is working for everyone is a myth that Christy Clark likes to perpetuate", said Horgan. Weaver's Green pitch features a disavowal of politics as usual. Weaver reminded voters that his party was the only one to ban corporate and union donations and his promises included electoral reform, increasing the carbon tax and investing millions in clean technology jobs. Read More »

Korea to dispatch veteran politician to China forum for possible fence-mending

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Moon's win comes amid an ongoing war of words over a strategic USA missile defense system being deployed in the South. Mr Moon's choice as head of the National Intelligence Service, Suh Hoon, backed a return to talks. Relations between Beijing and Seoul have deteriorated over the issue. "I will be a president to all people", Moon said, promising to "serve even those who did not support me". Read More »

Black Sea states call for reforms to address changing world

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The declaration was signed by Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek and his Russian counterpart Arkady Dvorkovich. Yildirim said remaining sanctions in sectors like construction, consultancy, tourism and wood would be lifted this month. Quoted by Russian media, Medvedev said that the ban on Turkish tomato imports would stay in place, although all other restrictions on fruit and vegetable imports had been lifted. Read More »

WH Challenges Purview of OGE in Its Inquiry Into Lobbyists

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According to The New York Times , Trump's White House is doing everything in its power to put the kibosh on an attempt by the government's top ethics watchdog to disclose the identities of current and former lobbyists that were recently granted waivers to work on behalf of the White House or federal agencies. Read More »

Trump What to expect from President's visit to Israel, Palestinian territories

It is obvious that he will be put in a very bad position, in which he is either forced to say that the Western Wall is sovereign Israeli territory and ignite a diplomatic controversy or forced to maintain the American diplomatic ambiguity on the subject and have it overshadow his entire visit (and for what it's worth, my own position is that the Western Wall is squarely in Israel). Read More »

Senate Intel Chairman: No Decision From Flynn on Honoring Subpoena

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Flynn was ousted earlier this year from his senior administration job. The conversations picked up by United States intelligence officials indicated the Russians regarded Flynn as an ally, sources said . Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is mocking USA news reports suggesting President Donald Trump shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes. Read More »

India didn't win Jadhav case: Pakistan's ICJ lawyer

However, this would not only be a serious breach of Pakistan's worldwide obligations but also expose the absence of rule of law in that country. Under pressure over the adverse ruling in the International Court of Justice in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Pakistan's civilian government asserted that the stay on the Indian national's execution cannot trump domestic law. Read More »

Trump's Federal Bureau of Investigation comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation - aides

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Separately, another Times report said Trump had told Russian officials in a closed-door meeting at the Oval Office that firing Comey "had relieved great pressure on him". The public will soon hear from recently fired FBI Director James Comey. "The really objective of the conversation was to confront Russian Federation on areas, as I mentioned, like Ukraine and Syria, their support for Assad, and their support for the Iranians". Read More »

Flash flood watches cover parts of 6 southern states

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We're expecting a front to stall somewhere near Columbus today , and as minor waves move along the front we should see several waves of rain and thunderstorms. The flooding of roads, low lying areas and areas with poor drainage will be possible. The western Florida Panhandle also was under a flash-flood watch. Read More »

UK Labour launches defence policy with Trump blast

Jeremy Corbyn is "simply not up to the job" of being prime minister and a Labour government would result in economic chaos, Theresa May has said. Polish left-wing groups have called on Poles in the United Kingdom to support the Labour Party in the upcoming British parliamentary election, a statement by the Polish branch of Labour International has said. Read More »

Korea fires missile in latest test, United States and S. Korea say

The closed discussion will take place Tuesday. The missile, which was sacked from Pukchang, North Korea, traveled about 500 kilometres before landing in the Sea of Japan, according to the South Korean and U.S. In Tokyo, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe called the launch a "challenge to the world" that tramples worldwide efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear and missile problems peacefully, and vowed to bring up the issue at this week's G7 summit. Read More »

'Blatant' US strike in western Syria's al-Tanf was deadly, state

Reports also said the US-led coalition purportedly fighting militants in Syria unsuccessfully tried to contact Russian Federation to ask the pro-government convoy to stop advancing further south. "But it looks like the Russians tried to dissuade them", Mattis said. The Syrian military official said attempts to justify the attack by claiming the toops did not respond to a warning not to advance are "categorically rejected". Read More »