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Sweden drops rape investigation into WikiLeaks head Julian Assange

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The Wikileaks founder has spent nearly seven years in refuge inside Ecuador's London embassy. The embattled founder of document-spilling site WikiLeaks has been living in Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012 in a bid to avoid prosecution on those allegations and to shield himself from a potential United States espionage prosecution. Read More »

South Korea: Sanctions, Dialogue to Denuclearize North Korea

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The North defends its weapons programmes as necessary to counter United States hostility. South Korea and the United States have agreed to use all means, "including sanctions and dialogue", to try to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear-weapons program, the South's presidential office said Tuesday after a meeting with an aide to President Donald Trump . Read More »

The Muslim world is not convinced by Donald Trump's change of tone

Earlier Monday, on Trump's first visit to Israel as president, he said he sees a growing recognition among Muslim nations that they share a "common cause" with Israel in their determination to counter threats posed by Iran. Rouhani, who defeated hard-line challenger Ebrahim Raisi in Friday's presidential election, responded by ridiculing decades of United States strategy in the Middle East . Read More »

Harness Trump's Determination to Attain the Ultimate Middle East Deal

US President Donald Trump held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , in which he promised to help broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Kristol added Trump, who is visiting the Middle East in his first foreign trip as president, has okay to have referenced Islamic terror in less incendiary terms than usual. Read More »

I never mentioned Israel in meeting with Russians

Gesturing toward reporters gathered in the room, Trump complained that "they're all saying I did" mention Israel . Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas may be signaling peace negotiation readiness but the Palestinian people, who perceive the Trump administration as pro-Israel, are jaded. Read More »

Ariana Grande ´broken´ after Manchester attack

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The arena, built in 1995, has a capacity of 21,000 spectators but it was not clear how many people attended the show. The victims are being treated at eight hospitals across Greater Manchester , Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy". "A$3 ll I can do is send as much HOPE & PEACE your way!" According to United Kingdom media outlets, Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement , " We are working to establish the full ... Read More »

What We Know About the Manchester Concert Bombing

I'm so sorry to hear this", Nicki Minaj tweeted. "A huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena", said concertgoer Majid Khan, 22. They believe he acted alone but said the priority was to find out if he was part of a wider network. According to the British Transportation Police , officers responded to reports of an explosion within the foyer area of the stadium. Read More »

22 killed, 59 injured in "one-man terrorist attack" in Manchester

Parents waiting for their children just outside the arena were equally panicked as they raced inside or watched, waited, and prayed that their children would be among those running down the arena's stairs to safety. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Police were called to the scene at the Manchester Arena, on the edge of the city centre, at 2133 GMT. Read More »

At least 19 die after explosion during concert

The explosion struck around 10:30 p.m. local time as Grande was ending the concert, part of her Dangerous Woman Tour. Grande, who was not injured, tweeted hours later: "Broken". "Everybody was panicking", Isabel Hodgins, an actress who had been attending the concert told Sky News. "There was lots of smoke". "Just as the lights have gone down, we heard a really loud explosion". Read More »

Manchester attack: Residents offer comfort‚ supplies to victims

If confirmed as terrorism it would be the worst attack in the United Kingdom since 56 people were killed in the 7/7 London bombings in 2005. Just after 10.30pm, an improvised explosive device was detonated in the foyer of the arena which was hosting a gig by American singer Ariana Grande . Read More »

What to Expect From Trump's Visit to Israel

President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak at a joint news conference on Monday marking Trump's first day in Israel . Various officials have said that was the source of the classified intelligence. "Jewish Jerusalem is not 50 years old". Most foreign nations' embassies in Israel, including the United States' since 1966, are in Tel Aviv . Read More »

Turkey recalls diplomat over clashes during Erdogan's US visit

This summon is the latest development of the incident between protesters and Turkish security personnel during Erdogan's visit. On Tuesday, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Washington to meet President Trump , Turkish security personnel attacked protesters outside of the Turkish ambassador's residence. Read More »

James Corden tries to put the heartbreaking Manchester attack in some context

After the initial incident, police carried out a precautionary controlled explosion nearby but the item turned out to be discarded clothing, not a "suspicious item", Greater Manchester Police said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy". Outside, police were everywhere, trying to clear the area, she said. Emergency vehicles were helping the injured and bomb disposal units were later seen outside the venue. Read More »

Unity, consensus is solution against terrorism: Iranian President

President Donald Trump who is visiting the region. The Iranian President also said that peace can not be achieved in the Middle East without Tehran's help. Using more measured tones, Rouhani said Tehran was waiting before passing any judgment on the new government in Washington. That would "make it even more complicated for Trump to try to renegotiate the nuclear deal", Nuseibeh said. Read More »

South Korea fires warning shots at North after 'drone' crosses border

Security Council sanctions and resolutions. The technology was developed based on the Pukguksong-1 submarine-based ballistic missile. North Korea said on Monday that Sunday's launch met all technical requirements that could allow mass-production of the missile, which it calls the Pukguksong-2, although US officials and experts questioned the extent of its progress. Read More »

Len McCluskey wrong to say Labour cannot win election - Kezia Dugdale

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The Conservatives said bringing them back into public ownership, which would require a future Labour government to compensate existing shareholders, would add £14bn to the national debt in one year alone. "If you are earning at the very top end I think it is reasonable that you make a slightly larger contribution to our society's needs", he said. "I'm not optimistic, but we'll wait and see". Read More »

China, ASEAN agree on draft framework for South China Sea code

Lin added that the issue should be dealt with through multilateral discussions, based on the principles of shelving differences and seeking joint development of resources. Reuters notes that some of ASEAN's representatives believe China is playing along with the draft framework merely to "buy time for Beijing to wrap up construction activities", at which point Chinese ownership of everything Beijing covets in the region would be a fait accompli, despite the Permanent Court of ... Read More »

UN Security Council to Meet on North Korea's Latest Missile Test

KCNA reported that North Korean leader said Pukguksong-2 was a "very accurate" missile and a "successful strategic weapon". It's moving ahead with its nuclear weapons program as well. The test was the eighth missile launch by Pyongyang this year, according to the South Korean military. The missile fired a week ago flew was liquid-fueled, and flew further. Read More »

Ashok Singh murder: RJD ex-MP Prabhunath Singh gets life imprisonment

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The district court in Jharkhand had convicted the four-time MP Prabhunath Singh on May 18 for the murder of the then MLA Ashok Singh. Prabhunath, his brother Dinanath Singh and mukhiya Ritesh Singh were named accused in the case. Ashok Singh had defeated Prabhunath Singh in the Bihar assembly poll in 1995. Ashok Singh was killed by a bomb when he was sitting in his official residence in Patna in 1995. Read More »

Turk urges U.S. to back off arming Kurds

The United States plans to directly arm the Syrian Kurdish military, a Trump administration policy opposed by its Turkish NATO ally, officials said Tuesday. decision to arm it with heavy weapons to fight IS. Talal Sillo, a commander with SDF, said no weapons have yet been delivered to the group but that the US-led coalition had said that fast delivery was expected from weapons already in Syria with the global coalition. Read More »

FBI's Russian Federation investigation now targeting top White House official

The statement from Trump seemed to suggest that the FBI investigation, at least in part, affected his decision to fire Comey. Trump is on a nine-day visit to the Middle East and Europe, his first foreign trip as president. The president maintained that he seeks to "renew our friendship" with Israel and said that he will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem to address a possible peace agreement in the region. Read More »

China's Belt and Road forum brings bold promises, mixed results

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As relevant information, about 68 countries and global organizations have signed cooperation agreements with China under the Initiative. China also questioned India's statement on Saturday that called for "meaningful dialogue" with Beijing on the issue, saying that it was "always waiting" for talks. Read More »

Much-anticipated Ariana Grande concert ends in blood, horror

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At the moment, the incident is being treated as a " terrorist incident until police know otherwise", police said. British Prime Minister Theresa May says the government is working to learn the full details of the blast. Grande, who had just finished the first of three scheduled United Kingdom performances when the blast hit, was not injured. Grande, who was just finishing her performance when the explosions happened around 10:35 p.m. Read More »

Trump will not announce Israel embassy move on trip

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Palestinian and Jordanian leaders have warned the United States of America that moving the embassy could spark violence in Israel, the Palestinian territories, and the greater Middle East. But putting the embassy west of the Green Line, in an area of Jerusalem that Israel has controlled since 1948 and that only the history-denying U.N. Read More »

Trump to Comey: Throw journalists in jail

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a member of the Intelligence Committee, said she plans to press Comey regarding what was discussed with Trump about Flynn and whether he was asked by Trump to alter the FBI investigation. In the interview, Trump insisted that he always meant to fire Comey , undercutting the initial White House explanation that he acted on the recommendation of top justice officials who criticized the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's handling of a probe into Hillary ... Read More »

FBI's Russian Federation investigation now includes at least one current White House official

Previous reports indicate that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort , Trump's former campaign manager, are included in the investigation. And while Comey's firing and the week's other bombshell story-that Trump had reportedly spilled classified information to senior Russian officials-seemed like somewhat distinct scandals, it turns out they may well be related. Read More »

Gujarat GujCET 2017 Results declared at gseb.org; Check scorecard, marksheet

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These students are now anticipating the GUJCET 2017 Results today. Gujarat government had been conducting GUJCET for admissions to medical and paramedical courses till previous year. The students who are waiting for the GUJCET results can follow these steps by step guide to check their exam results , and we are also given the direct link also. Read More »

US foreign policy after milking S Arabia of $480 bn: Zarif

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He called on all countries to work together to isolate Iran "until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace". We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is yet to comment on Trump's remarks. Arriving directly from Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Trump expressed his hope for co-operation among US allies in the Middle East. Read More »

Know How to Check @cbse

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It remains to be seen how far the decision has ramifications on the results of candidates who appeared for CBSE 12th Board exam. The students can check their Class 12 results at the official website once it is announced. The Central Board of Secondary Education was reconstituted in the year 1962 with the main objectives "to serve the educational institutions more effectively, to be responsive to the educational needs of those students whose parents were employed in the central government and ... Read More »

Iranians react to President Hassan Rouhani reelection victory

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The other candidates received 500 thousand votes. From the outset when the counting of the votes started after midnight in Iran , the early results indicated that President Hassan Rouhani was heading for a landslide. Rouhani, the favorite, was seeking a second four-year term that would underscore public support for his economic reform measures and efforts to improve ties with Western countries. Read More »

North Korea Says Ready to Deploy, Mass-produce New Missile

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North Korea said on Monday that Sunday's launch met all technical requirements that could allow mass-production of the missile, which it calls the Pukguksong-2, although USA officials and experts questioned the extent of its progress. officials say tougher sanctions, not military force, are the preferred option to counter the North Korean threat. In that regard, the regime in Pyongyang is moving forward at full speed with the development of nuclear weapons. Read More »