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Death Toll in Sri Lanka Mudslides, Floods Exceeds 200

INS "Shardul", together with 4 small boats arrived to the island with 27 officers, 100 crew members, 3 doctors, 6 medical assistances, 12 divers and several rescue teams. Sri Lanka had sought global assistance, with India sending three naval ships laden with supplies in the last a couple of days. Sri Lanka's National Building Research Organization has also issued warnings of further landslides in a number of districts, including Kegalle and Ratnapura, where IOM provided shelter assistance to ... Read More »

The best reactions to Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

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Except he didn't finish his thought. It seems as though Trump was typing out "coverage", but it's unclear what happened. The president has not corrected or deleted the tweet since he posted shortly after midnight. And of course, this being Twitter , there was plenty more discussion of the subject. In short order, covfefe was trending on Twitter and soon had its own Twitter handle and several variations. Read More »

True meaning of Memorial Day may be lost to some

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Veterans Day and Memorial Day have different histories . "And for those men and women who are still serving in our forces today". Those soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen gave their lives so that others may live, for the creation and preservation of human rights here and overseas, and for the furthering of our national interests. Read More »

Trump lashes out at Germany over trade and NATO, promises 'change'

Trump has previously slammed Germany as being " bad, very bad ", most recently on Thursday over its trade practices relative to the export of automobiles to the U.S. "What I said was simply to indicate that, here are even more reasons beyond those we already have that Europe needs to take its destiny into its own hands", she said. Read More »

Texas Tribune talks final day of legislative session

The latest Texas news from The Associated Press. There was no word out of Abbott's office on whether he was planning to call for a special session, a period that could last up to 30 days with the governor setting the agenda. One of her children is transgender and Smith fears the child's school would be compelled by the state to "out" her child's biological gender should a " bathroom bill " become law. Read More »

At least 27 dead in Baghdad bombings

Iraqi officials said it involved remotely-detonated explosives inside a parked auto. The brutal attack was claimed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL), AP reported. Whike ISIS have been driven from Mosul, the fight against Islamic State continues. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the second attack, although authorities said it bore the hallmarks of Daesh. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn flounders in Woman's Hour interview over policy cost

Meanwhile the Labour leader apologised after a hard broadcast interview saw him repeatedly fail to provide the cost of Labour's childcare policy. Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn was forced to look at his iPad when Emma Barnett , presenter of BBC Radio 4's Woman Hour , asked him in a live interview, how much will the policy cost to extend the provision of 30 hours of free childcare a week. Read More »

NY Times on Trump's First NATO Meeting: 'He Failed'

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President Trump attends his first G7 summit in Sicily today amid a cloud of uncertainty about where he and the United States will stand on policy issues from climate change to trade - after a bombshell North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting where he stunned allies with demands for them to start paying their share. Read More »

White House says Trump, Merkel 'get along very well'

Her message was also directed at Britain . Asked May 30 whether her meetings with senior officials from India and China this week signaled a pivot away from Germany' old ally in Washington , Merkel sought to dampen speculation of a major rift. Read More »

PM Modi, Angela Merkel shake hands in front of Brandenburg Gate

Modi's visit is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Spain in nearly three decades. Issues related to enhancing bilateral engagement, especially in the economic sphere, and cooperation on global subjects of common concern, particularly in combating terrorism, will be discussed between PM Modi and President Mariano Rajoy. Read More »

White House Communications Director resigns

The president proceeded to admit that he was thinking about how much he resented the investigation into his campaign when he chose to fire Comey, a statement that arguably constituted a confession to obstruction of justice. White House adviser Kellyanne Conway was on Fox News when she played down persistent rumours that White House spokesman Sean Spicer , who has been mocked on late-night television, was on his way out. Read More »

Jason Chaffetz Looks Likes He's About to Say Goodbye

Ohio representative Jim Jordan did not rule out interest last month, as news of Chaffetz's impending resignation spread. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2qxXaY4 Rep. After Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to the position of special counsel in the investigation surrounding Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, Chaffetz said that Mueller was a "great selection" with "impeccable credentials". Read More »

Vladimir Putin calls US election claims a 'fiction'

They hugged goodbye and shook hands, both smiling, at the end. " Russia Today and Sputnik were organs of influence and propaganda that spread counterfeit truths about me", he replied, referring to the Russian TV network and news agency. Read More »

Trump escalates threats to Germany over trade on Tuesday

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After Trump's Twitter hit on Germany, the Washington Post noted in a "Here's what you need to know" article , "This follows on Trump's reported statement in a closed-door session with European officials a week ago that German trade policy was " bad, very bad ". Read More »

DNC: Ivanka should cut ties with China company

After hundreds of investigations into Chinese factories, this was the first time any of China Labor Watch's activists had been detained in a criminal case, the director of the group, Li Qiang, told The New York Times . "I was scared when the police called me, I was shaking with a mix of fear and anger", Deng told the Guardian, adding she was anxious she would be unable to support their two young children as well as three elderly relatives without his income. Read More »

GST regime: Know what gets cheaper and costlier from July 1

Apart from that, rail, road and air transport services have been put under lowest 5 per cent tax bracket and according to Jaitley, "There are certain services which have been exempted from the tax net". However, electric cars will attract a tax of 12 per cent. When the 14th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting ended on Friday, authorities had finalised the tax brackets for all but a few items. Read More »

British police release new photo of Manchester attacker

The GMP statement read: "We continue to track the final movements of Salman Abedi and are particularly interested in his whereabouts between 18 and 22 May 2017". The 22-year-old was spotted hauling the distinctive case in the city centre but the police stressed that it was not believed to have been used in the bombing. Read More »

Joe Lieberman To Replace Former Fired Director Of FBI

Gore and Lieberman narrowly lost the disputed 2000 election to Republican George W Bush, and the CT senator mounted his own unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination in 2004. Joe Lieberman made the wisecracks while doing stand-up comedy during a "Funniest Celebrity in D.C." contest in 1999 . Lieberman was born in Stamford, Connecticut, educated at Yale and Yale Law school, and served in the Connecticut state senate and as attorney general of the state before being elected as the ... Read More »

US Secretary of Defense Says Trump Is Open to Climate Change

He's not made a final decision on Paris. In a question and answer session after the speech, a student asked how the USA can address climate change when its president has threatened to back out of the Paris accord. When reporters pointed out that a story tweeted out by Mr. Trump today used anonymous sources to bolster his own Russian Federation response, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was having none of it. Read More »

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

While overseas, Trump's longtime lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, joined a still-forming legal team to help the president shoulder the intensifying investigations into Russian interference in the election and his associates' potential involvement. Following a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe, Mr Trump returned to Washington to face a storm of media reports about Mr Kushner's apparent inappropriate links with Russia, including claims that he sought to set up a back channel with Moscow, ... Read More »

Huge blast near Indian embassy in Kabul, all officials safe

Shook my house, but ppl across city say it sounded close. According to CNN-News18, all Indian staffers present at the embassy at the time are reportedly safe. Several people were killed and wounded in the blast near the fortified entrance to the German embassy, said Basir Mujahid a spokesman for Kabul police. Read More »

Chelsea Manning: Free to Be Trans Celeb a la Caitlyn Jenner?

She revealed previously unknown killings of civilian bystanders in Iraq and Afghanistan , classified intelligence assessments of Guantanamo detainees , revelations that the usa failed to investigate hundreds of reports of abuse by Iraqi police and soldiers, and blunt diplomatic assessments of us allies and adversaries. Read More »

CHSE Odisha To Announce 12th Arts, Commerce Result 2017 Today

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Bhubaneswar: Click on orissaresults.nic.in and chseodisha.nic.in to access CHSE Odisha Plus Two Exam arts and commerce Results 2017, CHSE +2 Result, CHSE 12th Results 2017, Odisha +2 Results 2017, CHSE Odisha 12th Results 2017. The date for the declaration of marks was published on the official website orissaresults.nic.in on Tuesday. Download the scorecard and keep a printout of the result for future reference. Read More »

Trump escalates feud as Germany's Merkel blinks

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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 »

Trump Lashed out at Abbas During Bethlehem Meeting Over Palestinian Incitement

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He said that with " determination, compromise, and the belief that peace is possible", Israelis and Palestinians could make a deal. Majdalani added that all the meetings between Abbas and Trump have been positive. "When you hear about the tough phone calls I'm having, don't worry about it". In the nation's capital, Abbas told Trump "that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace" - a claim Netanyahu went on to vigorously dispute. Read More »

Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter's National Security Adviser, Dead at 89

Mr Brzezinski "passed away peacefully" in Virginia on Friday evening, his daughter Mika said on social media. He was known to his friends as Zbig, to his... He served on numerous foreign policy boards and in similar think tanks after leaving the White House. Major foreign policy events during his tenure include the normalization of relations with China, along with the severing of ties with the Republic of China on Taiwan, the signing of the SALT II treaty, brokering of the Camp David Accords ... Read More »

Health care bill would have a major impact on premiums, CBO finds

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There are many variables - and unforeseen outcomes - that can undermine even the most carefully crafted policy initiative. "This really is about the federal government saving money - cutting the money that they give to states for care, and then taking that money and turning around and providing a tax break to very high income people, the insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies", he states. Read More »

Voters expect income tax rise regardless of victor, new polling shows

A u-turn would be "extremely welcome because I want this country to face up to its responsibilities for those that need care", Corbyn said, in comments reported by the BBC. Weekend polling shows that May's manifesto release on Thursday has allowed Jermey Corbyn's Labour party to narrow the gap on the Conservative party. Read More »

Putin, Macron talk Syria, LGBT rights at their first face-to-face meet

Both leaders agreed the time was right for a new round of peace talks on Ukraine. The fight against terrorism, in particular, appeared to offer common ground. Putin described Le Pen as a politician who wants to develop friendly ties with Russian Federation. Putin, according to the AP, added that influencing a US election would not benefit his country because bureaucracy impedes policy change. Read More »

Indian PM kicks off Europe tour in powerhouse Germany

She didn't mention Trump by name in the speech but alluded to the US President's first foreign trip, where he lambasted North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for their defense expenditure and also labeled Germany "very bad" on trade. Merkel is also signalling to conservatives in her party who are deeply sceptical about some of Macron's bolder ideas for the euro zone that they must be prepared to compromise. Read More »

Brzezinski, White House Adviser During Iran Hostage Crisis, Dead At 89

In a statement issued on Friday, Carter said his wife "Rosalynn and I are saddened by the death of Zbigniew Brzezinski". Mr Brzezinski served in President Carter's administration from 1977 to 1981. The oldest son of Polish diplomat Tadeus Brzezinski, Zbigniew was born on March 28, 1928, and attended Catholic schools during the time his father was posted in France and Germany. Read More »

Russian, Egyptian ministers meet in Cairo

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Both sides reiterated that for counter-terrorist efforts to have any effect, the fight against this global threat must be carried out jointly, RT reported. It was turned into a backyard for terrorists and criminals. On May 27, the Egyptian foreign minister defended the airstrikes, noting that the terrorists' facilities were completely destroyed. Read More »