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Immediately suspend Jadhav's death sentence: India appeals at ICJ


It was all about Indian citizen Kulbhushan Jadhav on Monday who was arrested in Pakistan on March 3, 2016 and was issued a capital punishment on April 10, 2017 by the military court of Pakistan on charges of spying. Making a strong argument, India completely exposed Pakistan's claims and raised a demand for immediate lifting of the death sentence imposed on Jadhav. Read More »

MI5 was alerted to Abedi's extremist views at least three times


The bombing investigation expanded early Monday when police arrested a 23-year-old man on the south coast of England, hundreds of miles south of Manchester . "The operation is still really at full-tilt in a way and so until the operation is complete we can't be entirely sure that it's closed", said Rudd. Read More »

Hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners ends after 40 days

At around 5 a.m., after negotiations and a lot of pressure in the Ashkelon prison, Barghouti and his team agreed to end the strike, Akram Al-Ayasa, spokesman for the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, said. It took 20 hours of intense discussions to convince the prisoners to end their strike. More than 6,500 Palestinian prisoners, including an estimated 300 children, are languishing in Israeli jails under bleak conditions. Read More »

Trump Stands By 'Great' Jared Kushner Amid Crisis Over Russia Probe

The White House has confirmed the meeting and Kushner's attendance in March but said it was only a brief courtesy call. The Washington Post reported last week that Kushner and Russian Ambassador Surgey Kislyak met at Trump Tower in December to discuss the possibility of setting up secret, back-channel communications between the President's transition team and officials in Moscow. Read More »

Labour is cultivating the politics of envy with its economically illiterate manifesto


Under Labour's plans the top five per cent of earners would see their tax bill increased, with those on more than £80,000 subject to the 45p rate and those with salaries of more than £123,000 paying a new 50p rate. Many in the Labour Party will also view Mr MCluskey's gloomy forecast as a lowering of expectations so the Labour leader can cling to power after 8 June until a younger left-wing successor can be found. Read More »

US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban

The US government had imposed restrictions in March on carrying large electronic devices like ipads and laptops in aircraft cabins on flights from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries, including United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey. amid continuing terrorist threats to bring down aeroplanes, but that a final decision hadn't been made. On the same day, the United Kingdom put up a similar travel ban. Read More »

Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties

Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Monday against seeking "simple answers" to complex global issues, a day after suggesting that Europe's relationship with the USA had shifted significantly following North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G-7 meetings with President Donald Trump that produced disappointing results. Read More »

Israel approves controversial cable car project reaching occupied east Jerusalem


Tourism Minister Yariv Levin praised the approval of the cable vehicle, which he said would make the Western Wall more accessible to the 130,000 visitors to the site each week. It would stop at the Dung Gate entrance to the Old City near the Western Wall, traversing some 1.4km. "Right now, Israel is not only asserting its claim over Jerusalem but is also investing resources in it". Read More »

80% of prisoners' demands have been met

There was no comment from the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority on the report. The strike, which began in March, was initiated by Palestinian arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti and involved more than 1,100 Palestinian security prisoners in the Gilboa, Meggido, Nafha, Ketziot, Shikma, Ramon, Hadarim and Nitzan prisons. Read More »

Ariana Grande will return to Manchester for concert benefitting terror attack victims


A matter of hours after he was captured on camera, the 22-year-old was dead, having inflicted an outrage on a pop concert attended predominantly by young girls. Among those in custody is Abedi's brother Ismail, who was arrested in Whalley Range, south Manchester, on Tuesday. The photographs taken from CCTV footage show a bespectacled Abedi, who has a small moustache, in trainers, jeans, black sleeves, a black cap and a black puffer waistcoat, over which the straps of his backpack can be seen. Read More »

Sweden drops rape probe against Julian Assange

According to a brief statement by the Metropolitan Police in London , the United Kingdom still has a warrant for the arrest of Assange following his failure to surrender to the court in 2012. In explaining why Sweden was dropping the investigation, Ny said during a televised news conference in Stockholm that "all possibilities to advance the investigation have now been exhausted" and that the legal proceedings could only continue if Assange were present in Sweden. Read More »

"Atlanticist" Merkel rams home frustration with Trump after summits

In some of his toughest criticism of the Trump administration to date, Sigmar Gabriel said major arms deals signed between the US and Saudi Arabia last week demonstrated that the Trump administration is going the wrong way. Merkel says Europe can't always trust the US and United Kingdom going forward. Merkel on Saturday told reporters about an "intense" exchange where Germany and the other five G7 members pressured Trump to join the pact. Read More »

Iranian President Vows to Continue Missile Tests


One way the Guards could re-assert their dominance at home would be to stoke more confrontation overseas, where they provide the shock troops for Iran's interventions in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East. that without competition on the basis of quality, not on the basis of political or security power, that our economy can not progress", he said. That's when Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric and protesters in Iran attacked two of the kingdom's diplomatic posts. Read More »

Violent storm kills 13 in Moscow area


Meanwhile, the Russian Investigative Committee said eight people, including an 11-year old girl, had been killed by falling trees in Moscow and its neighborhoods. "We are taking all necessary measures to eliminate the consequences of the disaster", Sobyanin wrote in his Twitter blog. Moscow emergencies services dispatched units to remove the felled trees but had no information about any serious material damages, a spokesperson said. Read More »

Why France's new president is visiting Mali

The newly minted French leader also said France was determined to act for continued security in the region, and would seek to strengthen cooperation with France's European Union partner Germany to that end. Set up in 2014, the operation comprises around 4,000 soldiers who are deployed across five countries - Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso. Read More »

Monsoon-triggered mudslides, floods in Sri Lanka kill more than 90 people


Sri Lanka has issued a global appeal to United Nations , the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) and neighbouring countries to provide assistance for the affected people. The authorities estimated nearly 442,000 people were affected by the disaster and more than 1,800 homes were destroyed or damaged. The military led search operations in landslide-hit areas and the airforce deployed five aircraft for rescue operations and another five to transport emergency ... Read More »

New Pakistan skipper faces Trophy acid test


Hovering over the tournament is an edginess created by the recent tragedy in Manchester. Champions Trophy organisers will just be relieved to see India's plane touch down at Heathrow airport in May. For the period immediately after their World Cup exit, Mashrafe was wary of how players could become complacent for the Pakistan series that followed. Read More »

Labour climbs to highest poll rating since start of election campaign

A leak on Thursday of Labour's draft manifesto featured on many of Friday's newspaper front pages, with the Sun describing it as "Labour's day of disasters" after a vehicle carrying Corbyn ran over a BBC cameraman's foot . "The approach to worldwide security we have been using since the 1990s simply has not worked", he said. The Conservatives have accused Mr Corbyn, a former chairman of the Stop the War coalition, of being weak on defence and security - and he hit out at the way the issue ... Read More »

Kerala Youth Congress Workers Suspended Over Slaughtering An Ox In Public


The police filed the case on the basis of a video where the president of Youth Congress, Rigil Pookkutty and other Youth Congress workers could be seen slaughtering the calf. Anxious over how it would play out in the days to come, Congress suspended three leaders of its youth wing involved in the incident. Posting the video of the incident on Twitter , Kerala BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan said the incident was "cruelty at its peak" and no normal person could behave in such manner. Read More »

Kushner Lying Low After Russia-Related Reports


Schiff, Democrat of California and a chairman of the House committee probing Russia's alleged meddling in the presidential election, told the New York Times . Senior aides and long-time confidants admitted not knowing who Trump would hire, how safe the jobs of top staff are, what the White House's agenda is for the coming days, or what - if anything - they can accomplish. Read More »

Pope prays for 'martyrs' of Egypt and Manchester attacks


When they refused, "Each was killed in cold blood with a gunshot to the head or the throat", said Makarios. One survivor, a small boy who seemed to be about 6, said his mother pushed him under her seat and covered him with a bag. At the Vatican, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, sent a message to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, expressing Pope Francis' prayers and solidarity after the "barbaric attack". Read More »

Trump says Jared Kushner is 'doing a great job'

The Washington Post reported last week that Kushner and Russian Ambassador Surgey Kislyak met at Trump Tower in December to discuss the possibility of setting up secret, back-channel communications between the President's transition team and officials in Moscow. Read More »

Norway demands return of funds from Palestinian Authority


During a recent interview, fittingly slated between Memorial Days for fallen soldiers in Israel and America, Jeff Kuhnreich reflected on. "We have asked for the logo of the Norwegian representation office to be removed from the building immediately, and for the funding that has been allocated to the centre to be repaid", the Norwegian foreign ministry said . Read More »

Manchester bomber in Germany days before attack


The 22-year-old British suicide bomber who killed 22 people in Manchester allegedly called his mother in Libya hours before the attack and said "forgive me", according to police. Abedi's family remained a focus, too, with a brother in England, his father and another brother in Libya among those detained. British Security Minister Ben Wallace told BBC Radio Friday that United Kingdom police are confident of "rolling up" the network of militants responsible for the Manchester attack. Read More »

Big business wants Trump to stick with Paris climate accord


In the meantime, Defence Secretary James Mattis tried to assuage fears the president had already made up his mind. "I was sitting in on some of the discussions in Brussels, by the way, where climate change came up and the president was open, he was curious about why others were in the position they were in, his counterparts in other nations", Mattis said . Read More »

MI5 launches two inquiries into missed warnings over Manchester bomber


Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, said on Sunday she would "not rush to conclusions" that agents "somehow missed something". England's MI5 - the country's security service- is to hold an inquiry into the way it dealt with warnings from the public that the Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi , was a potential threat, BBC reported. Read More »

Green, NDP leaders to hold joint news conference at BC Legislature


The most significant results of B.C.'s 2017 election were new votes attracted by the Greens, and a substantial number of B.C. Liberal supporters who appear to have stayed home. Alex Marland is a political science professor at Memorial University in Newfoundland and author of Brand Command , which examines political branding in Canada. Read More »

Trump says Kushner-Russia reports are 'fake news'

Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017 Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names. " #FakeNews is the enemy!" he said . The New York Times and Washington Post said he wanted to use Russian facilities to avoid USA interception of discussions with Moscow. The remarks come amid a report on Saturday that Kushner discussed a secret channel to discuss USA military operations in Syria and other matters with the Russians. Read More »

Philippine President Jokes With Soldiers About Raping Women


But the recent violence has raised fears that extremism could be growing as smaller militant groups unify and align themselves with the ideology of the Islamic State group. He said there were still dead bodies in Marawi and civilians wanted the military to stop air strikes. Maute now controls most of Marawi , with government troops setting up a perimeter outside the city. Read More »