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Opposition reaction muted to Noriega's death

Following Noriega's ouster Panama underwent huge changes, taking over the Panama Canal from USA control in 1999, vastly expanding the waterway and enjoying a boom in tourism and real estate. Noriega's legacy as a dictator and a convicted drug dealer continue to be debated, in part because of the major role the United States played in creating and shaping the destiny of Panama. Read More »

#SabzarKilling: All roads leading to Tral sealed


But thousands of mourners defied the security curbs on Sunday to attended the burial of the freedom fighter in his hometown amid anti-India and pro-independence slogans. Past year almost 100 protesters were killed after militant chief Burhan Wani was killed, triggering months of anti-India protests. A small sliver of Kashmir is also held by China. Read More »

Officers respond to report of armed man at Orlando airport


No shots have been fired. A portion of the airport was temporarily locked down. Fennell said at 8:40 p.m. that the man is surrounded, but not in custody. This is still an active scene with police activity. Terminal A has been shut down but the airport says there has been a minimal impact to their operations. Read More »

Court: Russian hacker can be extradited to US or Russia


The session in Nikulin's case was held not in a court but in the Prague Pankrac Prison, where the suspect is being held, due to " security reasons ", TASS reports. But Judge Jaroslav Pytloun maintained that the hearing was focused on the question of extradition, not Nikulin's guilt or innocence. The US accused him of carrying out hacking attacks and stealing information from several US social networking companies, including LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring, in 2012-13. Read More »

Cesc Fabregas threatens to quit Chelsea after the FA Cup defeat

Wenger only picked Mertesacker because Arsenal's top three centre-backs were all ruled out but as an emergency measure it worked perfectly. Chelsea have been linked with many big names ahead of the opening of the summer transfer window and the board have been rumoured to give Conte funds of around £200m to improve his team for Chelsea's return to the Champions League next season. Read More »

Girls outshine boys in CBSE Class 12 results, Noida's Raksha tops


Noida Girl Raksha Gopal emerged nation-wide topper in the exams with a whopping 99.6 per cent, while the second position was bagged by Chandigarh's Bhumi Sawant who scored 99.4 per cent mark. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia congratulated the students on their performance. A total of 2,497 candidates under the disabilities category also registered for this year's exam. Read More »

PM Modi supports Angela Merkel's EU leadership as Trump criticises Germany

In a major boost to Merkel, who has been fighting against secessionist tendencies within the economic bloc since the Brexit vote in June past year, the prime minister praised her "strong leadership". More importantly, Germany is part of the European Union and therefore trades with the United States and other nations as a bloc. "So a really hard Brexit could indeed raise questions about Britain's commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - particularly if the United States is also ... Read More »

Putin a bigger threat than Islamic State: McCain

Senator John McCain described Russian Federation as a greater threat to global security than ISIS, referencing the country's attempts at interfering with democratic processes. Asked about the Kushner revelation, McCain, in Australia on a visit, said: "My view of it is I don't like it". When put to him by the ABC that some people feel nervous about global security with Trump as president, McCain said he understood why. Read More »

Trump's Communications Director Mike Dubke Set to Leave White House


This is a developing story . However, the official line from within the White House is that Trump and Dubke are "parting on good terms". Dubke's resignation was first reported by Mike Allen of Axios in his Tuesday morning newsletter. Mike will assist with the transition and be a strong advocate for the president and the president's policies moving forward". Donald Trump's communications director has quit his job after just three months, according to reports. Read More »

US starts first test of key defense against ICBM attack


Monday's launch followed two successful tests of medium-to-long-range missiles in as many weeks by the North, which has been conducting such tests at an unprecedented pace in an effort to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile ( ICBM ) capable of hitting the mainland US. Read More »

Scuffle, threats erupt on Texas House floor


Rinaldi has sought to defend himself reiterating that he only called the ICE on protesters who held posters in the gallery saying "I am an illegal immigrant and here to stay". Rinaldi said he replied that he would shoot the Democrat in self defense. "I am now under DPS protection". "He saw a bunch of people who look Latino, and he assumed they were undocumented", Romero told the Observer . Read More »

McMaster 'Not Concerned' About Kushner Reports

Trump officials were preparing to establish a "war room" to address an issue that has begun to dominate his young presidency. Reports about alleged contacts between Trump's aides and Russian officials during last year's presidential campaign coincided with accusations by United States intelligence agencies that Moscow sought to boost Trump's chances of defeating his presidential rival Hillary Clinton through computer hacking and propaganda. Read More »

Stormy climate at G7 summit

A short while later Trump took to Twitter to vow that he will make a final decision on the Paris agreement next week . The US is the world's biggest carbon emitter after China. Gentiloni said climate was "not a minor point" and that he hoped the United States would decide "soon and well" because the Paris accords "need the contribution of the United States". Read More »

Trump will not announce promised embassy move during Israel trip

But with mounting obstacles at home and overseas, he faces long odds of succeeding where more experienced predecessors have failed. According to Reuters, Trump will not make any remarks on a possible United States embassy move during his visit to the Middle Eastern country next week. Read More »

Bang out of order . . . princess's pistol deafens Belgian PM


Michel can be seen grimacing with pain in a picture taken as Astrid , the younger sister of Belgium's King Philippe , fired the blank next to his left ear at a 20-kilometre (12-mile) race in Brussels on Sunday. "The prime minister must follow a number of treatments within 48 hours after the incident", his spokesman, Barend Leyts, told reporters ( via the Guardian ), and he is expected to have more treatment during the week. Read More »

Police Arrest 16th Person In Connection With Manchester Attack

A police cordon at the top of Oxney Road, Rusholme, where police searched an address in Banff Road in connection with the terror attack. It also emerged that the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned MI5 that Abedi was part of a terror cell in the north west of England that was plotting an attack in the United Kingdom, but Abedi was still allowed entry into the United Kingdom from Libya days before launching his attack, which killed 22 people . Read More »

Trump Is Worried About The Trade Deficit With Germany. He Needn't Be


Trump rattled some in Europe with his statements on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation last week. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel was blunter on Monday, slamming the U.S. But Martin Schulz, leader of Gabriel's center-left Social Democrats, was less emollient earlier in the day when he told reporters Trump was "the destroyer of all Western values". Read More »

North County Congressman Darrell Issa climbs on office roof during Vista protest


Rep. Darrell Issa , one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the House of Representatives, again aligned himself with Donald Trump and his increasingly toxic brand through his response to a protest outside his office . "Mike obviously can't keep his facts straight", said Calvin Moore , communications director for Issa. "The previous picture Mike posted minutes before was the Congressman talking to his constituents". Read More »

United States considering laptop ban on all global flights — Business travelers beware


On March 21st, American authorities had prohibited passengers from ten airports in eight Arab countries and Turkey from transporting certain devices in the cabin. Now comes word via Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that the aforementioned laptop and tablet ban might soon become more expansive. Airline and government officials say there have been discussions about potential alternatives to an expansion of the laptop ban , including enhanced screening, but that no decisions have ... Read More »

Trump reported to have told confidants U.S. will leave Paris climate deal

In the final communique, the six plus the European Union (EU) expressed their understanding for the USA reviewing process, but "reaffirm their strong commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement". "President Trump should now return to Washington and make the right decision , take climate change seriously and take action with the rest of the world". Read More »

White House communications director resigns amid tensions

According to various reports , White House Communications Director Mike Dubke has resigned after only a few weeks on the job. "Ultimately, the best messenger is the president himself", Spicer said at the briefing. "When he makes a decision as to who he believes is best to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he will let us know". Merkel said Tuesday Germany's relations with the United States are of "outstanding importance" but it must engage with other key nations going forward. Read More »

Carter adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89

While critical of the Soviets' communist agenda, Brzezinski supported an improvement of ties between the USA and China. "M$3 y role was that of supporting the president, helping him formulate the USA strategic approach and sometimes indicating to him my own view that we ought to be tougher on some issues, that we ought to be more compromising on some issues; in effect, playing the role of a personal strategic adviser", Brzezinski told NPR in 2003 . Read More »

Trump defends Kushner, administration against what he calls 'fake news'

While the recent firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey and an inquiry into ties between his campaign and Russian Federation were subjects Mr Trump wanted to avoid discussing, that imperative was only heightened by revelations in the closing days of the trip about the FBI's growing interest in engagement with Russian Federation by Mr Trump's son-in- law Jared Kushner . Read More »

Philippines Confirms ISIS Presence in Mindanao


Military helicopters flew above the Marawi rooftops as armored tanks rolled through its neighborhoods amid sporadic gunfire and explosions. President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the southern region of Mindanao on Tuesday, hours after gunmen loyal to the Islamic State group rampaged through Marawi city in response to a raid on one of their safe houses. Read More »

Opec disappoints crude oil market, brings a knife to a gun fight

Minister in Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan, after a meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC countries in Vienna , Austria yesterday, said this was part of its effort to stabilise global oil prices . Oil prices dropped more than 4 percent as the market had been hoping oil producers could reach a last-minute deal to deepen the cuts or extend them further, until mid-2018. Read More »

Turkey calls for ouster of U.S. envoy for anti-IS coalition

Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee , asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to quickly pursue "appropriate criminal charges" before the guards left the U.S. Turkey called Thursday for the removal of the USA diplomat coordinating the worldwide coalition fighting the Islamic State group, accusing him of backing Syrian Kurdish militias. Read More »

Why Trump is attacking Germany over trade

Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also blasted the U.S., saying the Trump administration's "short-sighted policies". German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other business leaders spoke about the deadlock over FTA between India and the European Union (EU) and urged PM Modi for a speedy conclusion to the deal. Read More »