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Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom is Director-General of WHO

David Nabarro of Britain, a United Nations veteran, in a third and final round of voting. Tedros, who will be the first African to be the director general of the World Health Organization, will step into that post in Geneva on July 1. His leadership during this time was praised by former USAID administrator Ariel Pablos-Mendez, who wrote in an opinion piece for CNN: "Ethiopia has fallen short in some health markers... Read More »

Kelly says Kushner's Russian Federation back channel was 'acceptable'

President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists. President Donald Trump returned home Saturday night to a country wondering how he would address a crisis of bad news that has only grown more dire during his nine-day tour overseas. Read More »

Pentagon to Test Missile Interceptor

United Nations diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, have said it appeared China was still only prepared to act if North Korea conducted a long-range missile launch or a nuclear test and that Beijing does not view the dozens of ballistic missile launches in the past year as warranting further United Nations sanctions. Read More »

Patrick, Straus deadlocked over 'bathroom bill'

Vice Chair of the Sunset Commission , Sen. Lawmakers were resolving last-minute issues ahead of Monday's final adjournment - but their focus was already shifting to whether Gov. The House of Delegates refused to concur with the Senate's changes to HB 107. In a letter to Abbot dated May 27th, the executives said the "passage of any discriminatory legislation" in Texas would be "bad for our employees and bad for business". Read More »

Indian Navy's relief work going on full swing in Kalutara

Numerous hundreds of thousands asked to evacuate over the weekend had returned home by Tuesday to begin clearing debris and mud from their waterlogged homes. "The next day the waters began to rise gradually". "I thought it was my end", he said as he recalled how the water level suddenly rose on Sunday, covering his head, before he was pulled to safety. Read More »

Notorious Moors Murderer Ian Brady dies in United Kingdom hospital

Lesley was the sick pair's youngest victim and her body found in a shallow grave on Saddleworth Moor, Lancs, . I want assurance that... his ashes will not be scattered on Saddleworth Moor. Brady had repeatedly asked to be allowed to die and had been force-fed since 1999 when he started a hunger strike . Their first victim was 16-year-old Pauline Reade, who vanished on July 12 1963, on her way to a disco near her home in Gorton, Manchester . Read More »

Trump Tweets Criticism of Germany After Merkel Questioned US Reliability


Modi hailed Germany as a "reliable and trustworthy partner" for India , and said mankind had a duty to protect the environment for future generations. Still, it would be unlike Merkel just to give up on dealing with Trump, Tempel said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally on Monday but said she was a "convinced trans-Atlanticist", fine-tuning her message after surprising Washington with her frankness a day earlier . Read More »

President Trump places wreath at Arlington National Cemetery


Byers' parents and Horton's widow attended the ceremony. Trump also paused to talk to a young boy dressed in a crisp Marine uniform. With their families in attendance, Trump told the stories of three service members killed in the war in Afghanistan , where he said they were fighting "enemies of all civilizations". Read More »

Zookeeper killed by tiger is remembered as a 'shining light'


King had worked at the zoo for about 14 years. "All our thoughts and sympathies are with our colleagues, friends and families at this awful time", the zoo said in a statement on its website . The zoo added that no other animals escaped their enclosures when the incident occurred, and that public safety was never a concern when it came to the institution's safety standards. Read More »

Make in India outreach has attracted many German SMEs: Modi


The two leaders issued a joint statement at the end of their deliberations, in which they agreed to further strengthen the strategic partnership between India and Germany by deepening cooperation on foreign policy and security issues as well as on sustainable development and enhanced trade and investment ties. Read More »

Kathy Griffin vows to 'make noise' with Donald Trump 'beheading' project


Trump's head in ways reminiscent of terrorist propaganda. Griffin joked during the shoot that she was going to have to move to Mexico as this shoot was going to land her in federal prison. "This is fake blood, just so you know", she said in video provided to TMZ. Also, he often lights me to the point where I look about 15. "What Kathy Griffin has done here is shocking and wrong. Read More »

Trump views Germany as political opponent: senior SPD lawmaker


Merkel did not mention Trump specifically, but she made it clear that her realization had come "in the last few days". President Donald Trump has renewed his criticism of Germany following Chancellor Angela Merkel's suggestion that her country needs to adopt a more independent stance in world affairs. Read More »

Party leaders differ on Brexit deal in British election event

May, who was at times heckled by the audience during the televised questioning, was asked by a serving policeman about "devastating" cuts to police numbers during her six-year tenure as interior minister. She said budgets were now being protected for both counter-terrorism forces and overall policing. Prime Minister Theresa May will tomorrow accuse the European Commission of taking an "aggressive negotiating position" on Brexit, after EU officials released two papers setting out details of ... Read More »

French president flexes diplomatic muscles in Putin meeting


As the pair emerged from a three-hour talk to speak to reporters, Macron launched into a remarkably frank discussion of two Russian state news outlets - Sputnik and Russia Today - that he accused of behaving as " organs of influence , of propaganda, of lying propaganda". Read More »

Connecticut teachers, students protest DeVos' comments


The remarks came during testimony before a congressional subcommittee about what DeVos called the failure of public schools and the need for more school choice. "If a student like Michael had a negative experience, those are the experiences we want to make sure don't happen in our hallways. We grew up in the hood", Larson said. Read More »

IMF Head Discusses Global Economic Challenges With Chinese Leadership


Xi said China would host the second Belt and Road Forum in 2019. Germany said its firms are willing to support the initiative, but more transparency is needed, Reuters reported. World leaders from 29 nations as well as 1500 delegates, investors, entrepreneurs, scholars and media from more than 100 countries attended the event. Read More »

Kushner asked to 'lay low' amid Russian interference reports

On that topic, Trump tweeted Sunday night: "I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare and make it the best anywhere". The FBI is reportedly looking into Kushner and the Kislyak conversation as part of its probe into Russia's hacking of the 2016 campaign and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Read More »

German Foreign Minister Says Trump Has 'Weakened' the West

After the recent G-7 meeting in Sicily, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, "The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days". President Trump berated North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for not doing enough on terrorism and spending and said 23 of the its 28 members including Germany are " still not paying what they should be paying for their defence " towards the funding of the bloc. Read More »

Manchester attack intelligence leaks 'deeply troubling', says Donald Trump

Visiting the military alliance's new $1.2 billion headquarters with fellow leaders later, Trump led a moment's silence for the victims of what he described as "a barbaric and vicious attack on our civilisation". When reporters asked Trump, as he sat for cameras with Macron before their lunch, whether he wanted to say anything about British intelligence sharing, Trump said only, "Thank you". Read More »

Indian Navy carries on relief operations in flood-hit Sri Lanka


On Saturday, an Indian naval ship arrived in Colombo with medical teams and relief supplies. Further, the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo is in touch with Sri Lankan authorities to coordinate assistance that may be required. Sri Lanka has experienced scattered showers in many parts in the past 24 hours but flood waters are rapidly receding, officials said. Some 471,000 people remain displaced while over 75,000 people are now being housed in over 330 temporary relief accommodation. Read More »

Germany's Merkel Signals Deepening Rift With US Under Trump

As PJ Media's own Michael Walsh reported earlier today, Angela Merkel has apparently had a falling out with U.S. President Donald Trump . Merkel appeared to rebuke Mr. Modi is set for a ceremonial welcome at the Chancellery, the office of the German Chancellor, following which he will hold formal talks with Merkel as part of the India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations [IGC] onm Tuesday. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation gets ready for Trump

TRUMP: And many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years and not paying in those past years. Trump has repeatedly called on other countries in the military alliance to share the burden of both spending and action for defense. Read More »

A Music Video's Message Of Religious Tolerance Runs Into Criticism


A new campaign for Kuwaiti telecommunications giant Zain featuring a suicide bomber and actual victims of terror attacks is dividing the Middle East with some calling it fearless and others exploitative. "Zain's ad distorts the truth". This latest project recreates the aftermath of a bus bombing as the suicide bomber walks through the carnage. But, Shaheen wrote: "I like the reclamation of "Allahu Akbar" as being 'God is greater than your terrorism.' ..." Some of them have also been ... Read More »

Labour making ground on Tories in latest Survation Poll

On Mr Corbyn, he added: "In the biggest fight for the future of our country in a generation, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour has let you down by voting with Theresa May on Brexit - not against her". Jeremy Corbyn was tweeted about more than double the number of times Theresa May was during the Channel 4/Sky News election programme on Monday night, according to data from Twitter. Read More »

Virginia State Police trooper shot, suspect manhunt ongoing

Virginia State Police said Saturday that Travis A. Ball of Richmond is being held without bond on charges that include malicious wounding. Additional charges are pending, officials said. Their investigative efforts and tips from the public ultimately led to Ball's apprehension in the Northern Neck early Saturday morning. In 2010, he was promoted to the rank of Special Agent and has been assigned ever since to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Richmond Field Office Drug Enforcement ... Read More »

Back at Home, Trump Goes on Twitter Offensive Against Leaks, 'Fake News'

US President Donald Trump has alleged that the "fake media" does not want him to use the social media to prevent Americans from hearing the real story . Separately, he told Fox News: "Any time you have channels of communication with a country, particularly one like Russian Federation, I wouldn't criticise it". Read More »

Trump Dismisses Reports on Kushner, Leaks as 'Fake News'

President Trump addresses USA military troops and their families at the Sigonella Naval Air Station in Italy on May 27, 2017. Mr Trump returned on Saturday night from a nine-day foreign trip, his first as President. Donald Trump's consternation with son-in-law Jared Kushner started after he urged the president to fire former FBI Director James Comey-a highly controversial move that ultimately resulted in the appointment of a special prosecutor in the ongoing investigation into possible ... Read More »

Rolf Harris jury discharged after failing to reach verdicts


The case has now been dropped after prosecutors decided not to seek a retrial. The disgraced ex-television star, previously jailed in 2014 for indecently assaulting girls as young as eight, had faced four charges claiming he groped three teenagers in the 1970s and 1980s. Read More »

Kushner's security clearance should be reviewed, top Democrat says

Some U.S. news reports, citing Trump aides, say the president could soon establish a White House "war room" to deal with the burgeoning number of questions about his administration's links to Russian Federation. "Kislyak said Kushner suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States for the communications". Kushner was a private citizen during the campaign and the reported meeting with Kislyak, but later become a special adviser to Trump. Read More »