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Takuma Sato is the first Japanese driver to win Indy 500

Fernando Alonso , of Spain, left, greets vehicle owner Michael Aandretti as he waits next to his vehicle for the start of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway , Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Indianapolis . So will be an easier, let's say, adaptation. He had downplayed expectations from the beginning and will have the chance to tackle the Indy 500 again one day but having a genuine shot of winning that race, something Alonso had in those closing stages, is a rare ... Read More »

Travel Ban Hearing Puts Trump's Stump Rhetoric on Trial

Wall said Trump had said "several things approaching" a repudiation of his campaign statements, and the president later clarified that he was talking about Islamic terrorist groups. ROSE: Yes, and in particular the case of Korematsu v. The government argues that the text of the order does not mention any religion and the ban is needed for national security reasons. Read More »

Sri Lanka Monsoon Toll Climbs to 164


The torrential rains - the worst to hit Sri Lanka since 2003 - have swamped western and southern regions, with some of the most affected areas in Kalutara, Ratnapura and Matara. "Water has gone above three-story buildings and people survive by running onto higher ground". The Sri Lankan military has sent in helicopters and boats in rescue efforts in the most widespread disaster since the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. Read More »

Europe can't rely on USA, says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not backing away from statements she made Sunday questioning the nature of Germany's relationship with the USA and urging Europeans to "take fate into our own hands". "The times when we could completely rely on others are, to an extent, over", Merkel said at a campaign event in Munich. During a speech Monday in Berlin, Merkel did not specifically mention Trump but quoted a 1963 speech by former President John F. Read More »

Police, air ambulance called as English zoo is evacuated


Cambridge Police tweeted: "We attended an incident at Hamerton Zoo Park today". Cambridgeshire Police said Monday the force responded to a call indicating that a "serious incident" was in progress at Hamerton Zoo, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of London. Read More »

Merkel: US no longer reliable

Merkel's remarks, made to her Christian Democrat party's Bavarian allies, were particularly striking as the chancellor, a fan of the United States as a teenager in Communist East Germany, has always been known as a resolute Atlanticist. "The short-sighted policies of the American government stand against the interests of the European Union", he said, adding that "the West has become smaller, at least it has become weaker". Read More »

Erickshaw driver killing: Venkaiah Naidu demands action against culprits


Calling for strong action, union Minister Venkaiah Naidu tweeted, "Sad that an e rickshaw driver was beaten to death for stopping 2 people from urinating in public in Delhi ". A case has been registered and teams have been formed to identify and nab the accused. Most of us were busy ferrying passengers. As per eyewitness accounts, around 20-25 students, allegedly from the Delhi University came back to the same spot at night and noticed Ravinder standing with a few others at the ... Read More »

'Jared Kushner should have security clearance reviewed'


But the revelations about Mr Kushner threaten to dominate the political agenda following Mr Trump's nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europe, where glittering Saudi welcomes and sharp-elbowed squabbles with European allies pushed the simmering Russian Federation scandal into the background. Read More »

Donald and Melania Trump's 9 most awkward relationship moments


When the couple landed in Rome, the president reached out to grab his wife's hand and she causally pulled away and fixed her hair. On Tuesday, Donald arrived in Rome, where he is set to meet with Pope Francis in the first meeting between the head of the Church and a potato. Read More »

K'taka CM assures to solve Varthur lake issue soon


Due to the rains, the Varthur Lake has started foaming again and the toxic chemical foams have started spilling over to the Whitefield Main Road causing commuters tough time. Nearly all of them have been victims of the city's rapid expansion since 2001. According to a report by Mirror Now on March 15 this year, around 15,000 tons of weed is present in Varthur and Bellandur lakes and only 200 tons of weed has been removed. Read More »

Mamata decries Centre for ban on sale of cattle for slaughter


Regulation of cattle trade is a state subject under the Constitution. The Union government had last week banned the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter. "This is a deliberate attempt to encroach the state power". Earlier on Sunday, cabinet minister Arup Biswas was spotted using red beacon atop his vehicle, despite Centre's ban, and when Biswas was asked about this, he told reporters that he was not bound to follow Central government's order. Read More »

Trump accuses media of fabricating news


US President Donald Trump has accused media outlets of "fabricating" much of the news they publish about the White House and inventing anonymous sources on which the reports are ostensibly based. Since he came into office in January, Trump has repeatedly expressed frustration at press leaks coming from the White House or the USA intelligence agencies, and in February he said that he had ordered an investigation of those "criminal" acts and that those responsible for the leaks would pay a big ... Read More »

Fresh from his travels, Trump rails on Twitter about 'fake news'


Trump said in a series of tweets. Though Kushner has appeared "subdued", he does not plan to step aside as Trump's senior adviser or reduce his responsibilities, the New York Times reported, citing unnamed people close to him. Kelly, the homeland security secretary, carried the same message on Sunday. "It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable", Kelly said on ABC News' "This Week". Read More »

International Monetary Fund demands more from eurozone on Greek debt relief

Without the money, Greece would struggle to meet its obligations and would again face another brush with bankruptcy, as it has done on various occasions over the past seven years, most recently in the summer of 2015. The European Union's top economy official says a deal to unlock further financial help and debt relief for Greece is near and may emerge at a meeting of finance ministers from the 19-country eurozone . Read More »

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

Toward the beginning of the speech, Trump said , "Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God". As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader overseas. For all of the downright weirdness of Trump's visit to Riyadh - the glowing orb, the president's apparent fondness for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's shoes - it also ... Read More »

Israeli Minister Expresses Concern Over US-Saudi Arms Deal

Of the two leaders, Trump said , "they are ready to reach for peace". Tillerson stated that from Saudi Arabia, President Trump was continuing to "Tel Aviv, home to Judaism" - most likely a reference to Ben-Gurion International Airport, where Trump landed. Read More »

Manchester attacker's father, brother arrested in Libya's Tripoli


At least 22 people were killed and dozens others wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande outside the Manchester Arena. Abedi's relative said the suspected bomber was pained by the killing of Abdel-Wahab Hafidah, an 18-year-old who news reports say was chased by a group of men, run over and stabbed in the neck in Manchester in May 2016. Read More »

Tory landslide win in doubt as five polls show Labour closing

According to an ORB poll cited in a Reuters report, May's Conservative Party holds the lead with 44 percent while the Labor Party comes second with 38 percent, and Liberal Democrats in a distant third position with seven percent followed by the far-right UK Independence Party favored by only four percent of those polled on May 24-25, after the Manchester terror incident. Read More »

Bennett harming chances for embassy move

Earlier this week, a senior US official reportedly said the Western Wall is in the West Bank - not Israel - during a heated exchange with the Israeli delegation helping to plan the president's visit. With the June 1 deadline approaching and national media reporting Trump's plans to renew the waiver even as the president prepares to visit Jerusalem on Monday, May 22, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Chuck Todd on NBC's " Meet the Press " on Sunday, May 14, that Trump needs more time ... Read More »

New Canadian opposition leader faces fight to defeat Trudeau

Even before Conservatives began counting the ballots, the ruling Liberals set out to frame the new Opposition leader as a far-right extremist. SAN FRANCISCO • The mother of Mr Travis Kalanick, who founded on-demand ride service Uber, was killed in a boating accident and his father was seriously hurt. Read More »

Heavy gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast's two main cities


Unrest in Abidjan was quickly controlled by the army. Some of the soldiers involved were behind a mutiny in January. The army chief of staff said on Sunday a military operation was in progress to combat the mutinous soldiers, calling on them to disarm. Read More »

North Korea's missile launches seen as pressure on Moon administration - South Korea

The missile was sacked at 5:39 a.m. local time (4:39 p.m. Sunday ET) from an area near Wonsan, Kangwon province, toward the eastern part of the Korean Peninsula, according to a statement from South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff . His scathing response to the secretive state comes after Kim Jong Un's regime tested the global community's patience yet again with another missile launch. Read More »

Police make fresh arrest over Manchester bombing

After the horrific attack that claimed the lives of 22 people in Manchester, Ariana Grande has pledged to return for a benefit concert to raise funds for the victims and their families. Media have reported that people who knew him raised concerns as long ago as five years before he carried out the attack. Police have been hunting for a network of people connected to Abedi. Read More »

Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter

From 1977 to 1981, Brzezinski was national security adviser to Carter at a time when the Cold War with the former Soviet Union was in full swing. He helped guide Carter during the Iran hostage crisis , when 52 Americans were held in Tehran for 444 days, and he supported billions of dollars in military aid to help Islamic fighters battle the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan . Read More »

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Into Sea Of Japan


Scud-C missiles already have South Korea within range, and Pyongyang is seen as testing South Korea's new liberal President Moon Jae-in, who has called for a more conciliatory approach to North Korea by resuming humanitarian assistance. South Korea's Joint Cheifs of Staff said the missile is assumed to be Scud-class and it flew about 4-hundred-50 kilometers. Earlier in May, North Korea tested the Pukguksong-2 intermediate range ballistic missile. Read More »

Macron Explains Tense Handshake With Trump, Calls It 'Moment Of Truth'


Cameras also caught Macron swerving to avoid greeting Trump (favoring German Chancellor Angela Merkel instead) after walking up toward North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders Thursday at the start of the summit in Brussels . "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar", is a saying attributed to Sigmund Freud that cautions us about the danger of over-analysing things. Macron said the moment was not the be-all-and-end-all, but a moment of truth . Read More »

Britain's MI5 to review handling of Manchester bomber "warnings"


Ms Rudd told BBC1's Andrew Marr Show: "It's an ongoing operation, there are 11 people in custody, the operation is still at full tilt, in a way". "They picked the wrong people to mess with this time". The American FBI is said to have alerted its British counterpart. Authorities are now handling 500 terror-related investigations into 3,000 individuals, with another 20,000 people on the radar posing a "residual risk". Read More »

Trump 'Wide Open' to Views on US Participation in Paris Climate Deal

During the campaign Trump repeatedly promised that the U.S. would withdraw from the agreement if he was elected, but tweeted Saturday that he will make a decision on the matter this week. Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGraham: Calling climate change a "hoax" bad for GOP Graham: Comey should be held accountable for acting on bad intel Trump got harsher GOP reception than Bush on budget MORE (R-S.C) said on Sunday that if President Trump withdraws the us from the Paris climate deal, ... Read More »

Trump Slams Kushner Russia Back-Channel Reports As 'Fake News'


The latest reports in the Russian Federation matter said Kushner spoke with Russia's ambassador to the United States about setting up secret communications with Moscow during the presidential transition. Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is being told to "lay low" in the aftermath of the reports that he sought to set up a secret back-channel with Russian Federation, a White House official told NBC News. Read More »

Trump Pledges Additional $75 Million to Israeli Missile Defense Program


Trump's visit encouraged some Ohioans, including Ohio Jewish Communities Executive Director Howie Beigelman, who is based in Columbus. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday he was uneasy over a massive U.S. Sutton said he thought Trump had made a positive impression on both Netanyahu and Saudi Arabian leader King Salman. The Israeli side was happy with Trump's statements and supported the idea that the Arab countries and Israel had to enter in a rapprochement. Read More »

Police arrest 14th man in Manchester bombing inquiry

Despite questions being raised over the suitability of MI5 investigating itself, Home Secretary Amber Rudd told broadcaster on Sky News: "I think it is right that they do this". The images show Abedi in the hours before the attack, wearing sneakers, jeans, a dark jacket and a baseball cap. "This is a review that would seek to answer whether there are lessons to be learned from how the Security Service handled the intelligence on Abedi", the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told ... Read More »

Civilians lack food, water, medicine as Mosul battle mounts


A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS/Isis) group in a tunnel that was reportedly used as a training centre by the jihadists, on March 1, 2017, in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul . Read More »

BA travelers face third day of delays, cancellations


On Monday a Heathrow Airport spokeswoman said: "Following a worldwide IT system issue, there continues to be some disruption to British Airways flights from Heathrow". "We believe the root cause was a power supply issue and we have no evidence of any cyberattack". The airline is asking passengers not to go to the airports, which are still congested, until they have a confirmed flight reservation and they have been assured that the flight is scheduled properly. Read More »