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Power-play breakthrough helps Senators force Game 7

Sidney Crosby was his usual cool self as he prepared for another monumental game in his already storied career. Malkin would interrupt the more friendly parabolas with sharpish headers, directed at specific teammates, and laugh and laugh. Not even a pulled goaltender in the dying moments could get this one back. Crosby took it in stride for most of the evening, only losing his cool during a confrontation with Ryan when the two exchanged vulgar pleasantries from opposite sides of the bench. Read More »

Trump Calls North Korea a 'Big Problem', Promises to Resolve Issue


Trump and Abe also discussed counter-terror efforts in the wake of the Manchester concert attack. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Friday to expand sanctions against North Korea for its continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the White House said in a statement. Read More »

PM opens nation's longest river bridge in Assam

The 66-year-old prime minister has made upgrading India's infrastructure a priority, also setting up a ministry to develop India's remote northeast beyond the so-called Chicken's Neck - a narrow strip of territory around Bangladesh. "For development, building infrastructure is key, and that is why we are building physical and social infrastructure", he said. The prime minister said the government has been striving for long-lasting development by creating permanent infrastructure for ... Read More »

Sri Lanka mudslide, flood deaths rise to 126; 97 missing


The DMC said water levels of most rivers were rising. Around 4,23,068 people belonging to 1,09,773 families were affected in 15 districts due to the flood situation, the Disaster Management Centre said today. Sri Lankan meteorology officials said, "Thursday's rains were the worst since 2003 and we expect more in the coming days". The military has deployed helicopters, boats as well as amphibious vehicles to rescue marooned people and deliver food and other essentials to victims. Read More »

President Donald Trump Still Won't Commit To The Paris Agreement


Numerous protesters carried flags or wore bandanas over their faces with the hammer and sickle symbol, a communist symbol. "I think he's leaning to understand the European position", Cohn said . Climate was among the most disputed issues separating Trump from other leaders at the two-day meeting on the Sicilian coast. Advocates for stronger action to confront climate change said the message from the joint statement was that Trump remained unconvinced of the accords' value. Read More »

Low gas prices will mean more road trips this summer

US crude CLc1 prices were flat at $48.88 early on Friday, after losing 4.8 percent overnight, set to end the week 2.8 percent lower . While OPEC's move Thursday had been expected, some oil market investors had hoped producers would agree to longer or deeper cuts to drain a global glut of crude supplies. Read More »

Melania Trump Snubs ANOTHER Of Donald's Attempts To Hold Her Hand


As the Trumps and the Netanyahus walked the red carpet following, Mr. Trump reached for Melania's hand, but she appeared to swat his hand away with a quick flick of her wrist. The First Lady was caught on camera swatting her husband's hand away when he tried to hold it. Israeli daily Haaretz published a slow motion of a video of the moment on its Twitter account, writing, "Well, this is embarrassing". Read More »

Social media ban lifted, apps restored in Kashmir


Access to the banned social media sites was restored around 8.30 pm, an official said. The ban on social networking sites was criticised by global institutions including the United Nations . The ban order had spoken of "misuse of social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc, by elements inimical to public order and tranquility". He believed the ban was not ultimate solution but discourse is the solution. Read More »

Trump takes U.S. to brink of climate isolation at G7

Other G-7 nations leaned heavily on Trump to stay in the deal, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying "we put forward very many arguments". "The question remains if the US will be a participant or continue to forgo its leadership on this issue".He said that while he would not speculate on Mr Trump's decision, he did believe the President was a pragmatist and he had hope the United States will stay in the Paris climate accord.But this was before the election of Donald Trump and his ... Read More »

Police reveal photos of Manchester bomber on night of attack

Nearly one week after a suicide bomber killed 22 and wounded dozens more at her Manchester Arena appearance, Ariana Grande has announced she plans to return to Manchester for a benefit concert to raise money for attack victims. British security services were also upset that 22-year-old Abedi's name was apparently leaked by USA officials while police in the United Kingdom continued withholding it and while raids were underway in Manchester and in Libya. Read More »

Philippines military strikes IS militant positions in embattled town

MARAWI , Philippines (AP) - Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said . The imposition of martial law in the midst of Duterte's "war on drugs," in which more than 7,000 people have been killed since June, raises grave concerns of ever-widening human rights violations in the country, Human Rights Watch said. Read More »

President Trump Waffling on Climate Change Creates Divide Between US, Allies

And then there was the chat among the G7 leaders. The U.K. hadn't yet voted to leave the European Union. Macron won the French presidency on May 7. In a May 23 letter to Trump from 10 state attorneys general, West Virginia's attorney general, Patrick Morrisey, wrote, "Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is an important and necessary step toward reversing the harmful energy policies and unlawful overreach of the Obama era". Read More »

Senate panel seeks documents from Trump campaign

Intercepts of communications with Russia reportedly show Mr Kislyak informing his superiors that Mr Kushner proposing the use of Russian diplomatic facilities for the confidential channel. "This one incident requires Jared Kushner and all of his immediate staff to have their clearances pulled right now and to have the Federal Bureau of Investigation descend on there and to determine whether this is hostile intelligence in the White House one step from the president", Nance said. Read More »

Filipino authorities say foreigners are among Islamist fighters on Mindanao island


One of the biggest Muslim-populated cities in the mainly Catholic Philippines , its population of about 200,000 residents had largely been evacuated because of the fighting. The Philippines launched an airstrike that wounded him in January, but he got away. But the operation went awry and militants rampaged through the city, torching buildings and battling government forces in the streets. Read More »

Return to path of denuclearization: United Nations to North Korea


But after a number of recent missile tests failed very publicly, Sunday afternoon saw the test-firing of a missile that came closer to Russian Federation than any previous launches. The United States called for repercussions from the global community. China responded to the threat with a call for all parties to remain calm. Read More »

Trump Administration Vows To Appeal Block On Travel Ban To High Court

A majority of judges on the appeals court, in a 10-3 decision , said they were "unconvinced" the travel order had more to do with national security concerns than a " Muslim ban ". "Simply because a decision maker made the statements during a campaign does not wipe them " from judicial memory, Judge Theodore Chuang of U.S. District Court in Maryland wrote in the decision that the appeals court reviewed. Read More »

Trump's son-in-law opened links with Russian Federation after polls

Kushner's plan - which never took effect - was meant to let the Trump transition team communicate privately with the Russian government on Syria and other issues, The New York Times reported Saturday . In response to repeated questions from reporters, Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn said, "We're not going to comment on Jared". The distinction is that the investigators do not suspect wrongdoing by Mr. Read More »

Rodrigo Duterte warns of 'contamination' by ISIS


Duterte has told police to "spare no one" fighting them and has assured terrorists, "you will die " if confronting officers. The violence broke out in Marawi after government troops raided the headquarters of an Islamic militant group. Read More »

Iran says it will continue missiles tests 'if necessary'


The 68-year old re-elected President also picked on Washington arguing that it failed in all its attempts to isolate Iran . Americans have used myriad of ways against Iran and have always failed. "Those who fund terrorists can not claim they are fighting against them", he said. The missile launches have been condemned by the Trump administration and Israel . Read More »

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Britain after Manchester bombing


Greater Manchester Police on Friday said 10 people have been arrested in connection to the Manchester Arena bombing investigation - two of whom, a man and a woman, have been released without charge. Mohammed El-Hudarey, a friend of the landlord, said after Abedi moved out about six weeks ago there was a strong smell of chemicals and debris, including metal rods and cut-up fabric. Read More »

Southern rock pioneer Gregg Allman dies

Allman had founded The Allman Brothers Band with his older brother, Duane , a legendary guitarist, who was later killed in a motorbike accident November 1971. They partied to excess while defining a sound that still excites millions. A 22-minute version of " Whipping Post " was a highlight of the group's popular 1971 live album " At Fillmore East ". Read More »

Chelsea Manning takes her first steps of freedom

In a statement issued through the American Civil Liberties Union, which provided her with legal support, Manning said: "After another anxious four months of waiting, the day has finally arrived". Manning opened up about her prison release in a statement last week. Manning was scheduled to be released in 2045, after being convicted in 2013 of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified Department of State cables to Wikileaks in 2009. Read More »

Rouhani: Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia forum to take place in Tehran


But significant expansions in production capacity need global investment, and Iran has yet to unveil its new contract model for upstream development deals: the much ballyhooed Iran Petroleum Contract. Increased openness has, in fact, greatly benefited Iran. Details of the new contract structure have yet to be worked out, and no oil development deal with a foreign entity has been signed in the year and a half since the sanctions were lifted. Read More »

Mattis: Trump's message on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation "consistent" with past presidents


President Donald Trump said Saturday that he would make a decision next week on whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon emissions. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters Saturday, "The whole discussion about climate has been hard". The U.S. President seemed intent on keeping the issue of Islamic terrorism front and center, refusing to allow the more peripheral and controversial matter of climate change to derail his priorities ... Read More »

Bomb disposal team used to search Wigan house in UK bomb investigation

A house in the town of Wigan in Greater Manchester , United Kingdom is being searched in connection with the investigation of Monday's deadly bombing at Manchester Arena, Greater Manchester Police said Thursday, Sputnik reported. Authorities say they are working to shut down a network of people with ties to the bomber, 22-year-old British-born Salman Abedi. Hopkins said the leaks "caused much distress for families that are already suffering terribly with their loss". Read More »

Ramadan 2017 to begin on Saturday, May 27

The fast of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. Ramadan is observed during the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, a lunar calendar where every new moon is the beginning of a new month. During this holy month, one of the hardest things that I often hear my Muslim students complain about is the lack of space and lack of understanding . Read More »

Man arrested in Warwickshire over Manchester bombing

A 23-year-old man - named in reports as Abedi's older brother Ismail - was detained in Chorlton, south Manchester, on Tuesday. Manchester officials raised to 119 the number of people who sought medical treatment after Monday night's attack, saying 20 of them had critical injuries. Read More »

Trump holds off climate change pact, will make decision 'next week'


It seems we'll know exactly what that means sometime next week. "I saw someone who listens and who is willing to work", he said. The United States produces the most carbon emissions of any country apart from China. Climate and trade were sticking points at the two-day summit in Taormina , Sicily. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says G-7 talks on climate change were "unsatisfactory". Read More »

Trump says he has new reasons to hope for Middle East peace


He did not elaborate. "I just fired the head of the F.B.I". "He was insane, a real nut job", the Times reported that Mr Trump said during the May 10 meeting. Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee said in a statement that he's optimistic Comey's testimony, "will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President", and that it will, "shed light on issues critical to this Committee's ... Read More »

Pakistan condemns killing of Hizbul militant in Kashmir


Eight militants, including Sabzar Bhat , believed to be the successor to Hizbul commander Burhan Wani , and a civilian were killed in separate encounters across the Kashmir Valley on Saturday. Following Bhat's killing in the gunfight in Saimoh village, massive protests erupted at many places in south, central and north Kashmir. Five police personnel were also injured during the clashes and have been taken to police hospital in Srinagar for treatment, the official said. Read More »

Turkish foreign minister says wants USA envoy McGurk changed


McCain said during an interview on MSNBC's " Morning Joe " that the men responsible for the violence were members of "Erdogan's security detail". The United States said on Wednesday that it was voicing its "strongest possible" concern to Turkey over a street brawl that erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel during President Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington , D.C. Read More »

Bill to authorize new sanctions on Iran gets Senate panel backing

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. On the first leg of his trip in Saudi Arabia , Trump lashed out at Iran, accusing it of fuelling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror" and calling for its global isolation. Read More »

Iran's conservative candidate leaves presidential race


Some conservatives had been unhappy that Qalibaf was standing again and risking a split in the anti-Rouhani vote. "In Tehran , his votes will go mainly to Rouhani but outside Tehran his supporters will vote for Raisi", said political analyst Hamid Farahvashian. Read More »