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Dispute erupts over House panel subpoenas for CIA, FBI

Nunes' subpoenas were not cited in a bipartisan House Intelligence Committee announcement Wednesday that the panel approved subpoenas in connection with the Russian Federation probe for Trump's first national security advisor, Michael Flynn , and Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Read More »

South Korea's Moon Jae-in seeking Vatican's help on North Korea


Yonhap News reported that South Korea fired about 90 machine gun rounds across the border, and was checking whether the object was a drone. The incursion came with tension already high on the Korean peninsula after the North's test-launch of a ballistic missile test on Sunday which Pyongyang said proved advances in its pursuit of building a nuclear-tipped weapon that can hit US targets. Read More »

Trump Officially Declines Moving Of American Embassy In Tel Aviv To Jerusalem

The White House says President Donald Trump made a decision to delay moving the US embassy to Jerusalem to maximize chances of reaching a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians. Such a development "would have been used by those in opposition to undermine pro-US Arab governments by criticizing their close relations with the US at a time when Washington and key Arab countries are looking for a reset in relations". Read More »

Corbyn: It's a shame PM has not joined in head-to-head debate

In a two-part BBC Question Time broadcast last night the Prime Minister defended her decision to call a vote and denied that her campaign was an
exercise in hiding from the electorate. "I'm afraid there is a lesson here about Jeremy Corbyn's psychology and his politics and his naivety, with which he approaches not just the logic of the nuclear deterrent but also the Brexit negotiations". Read More »

Indian-Origin Doctor To Become First Openly Gay Prime Minister In Ireland

In 2015, Varadkar was widely praised for bravery and honesty when he said publicly spoke about his orientation, the first Irish government minister to do so. "I know when my father travelled 5,000 miles to build a new home in Ireland, I doubt that he ever dreamed that one day his son would grow up to be its leader and despite his differences, his son would be judged by his actions not his identity". Read More »

As Leo Varadkar set to become Ireland PM, kin celebrate in Mumbai

What appears more likely, indeed nearly certain, is that 38-year-old Dublin-born Mr. Varadkar, who is gay, will become Ireland's youngest ever taoiseach . 'It's not something that defines me. If confirmed as prime minister, Varadkar will lead a country still emerging from the shadow of the 2008 global financial crisis, which hit the debt-fueled "Celtic Tiger" economy particularly hard. Read More »

Sean Spicer 'fuming' after getting axed from Trump's Papal visit, says source


Mr Trump and the Pope were famously at loggerheads previous year, when the former said building a wall - the one proposed between the United States and Mexico - would show Mr Trump was "not a Christian". "When you have these two leaders today, you got the leader of the greatest moral and spiritual authority in the world, the pope, and you got the leader of the strongest, natural, earthly power, that the two of them would work hand-in-glove, that they would have more that brings them together ... Read More »

Former Penn State President Spanier gets jail time in Sandusky case


The penalties stem from the abuse committed by former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012. The emails the men exchanged in 2001 - in which Curley suggested changing the plan and Spanier agreed - formed the core of the prosecution's case. Paterno was sacked but never charged with a crime; he died of lung cancer at age 85 two months after Sanduskys arrest. Read More »

Indian PM, French leader talk climate in Paris

India's environment minister Friday said his country is committed to the Paris climate accord irrespective of the position of other nations, after the United States announced plans to pull out of the global pact. Earlier, Macron greeted Prime Minister Modi with a bear hug in the courtyard of the presidential Elysee Palace when he arrived for the meeting and working lunch. Read More »

Children Found Safe After Amber Alert Issued


Thompson III, 12; Ethan A. Thompson, 5; and Damien A. Wright, 2. Firefighters found a woman dead inside the home. Police believe they may be with 29-year-old Dane Wright. Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said they were able to locate the three missing children and that they are okay. They also believe the boys are with a person they consider a suspect. Read More »

Goldman Sachs admits it bought Venezuelan bonds

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) is taking flak for buying bonds from Venezuela . The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Goldman Sachs purchased bonds issued by the state-controlled Petroleos de Venezuela or Pdvsa, the crippled oil producer. Read More »

Pentagon chief turns up heat on North Korea and China

In reference to Pyongyang's continued development of nuclear weapons and missiles, Mattis said in a speech at the annual Asia Security Summit that North Korea poses the "most urgent and unsafe threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific". Read More »

Week In Review: Paris Climate Accord, Fentanyl Raid23:40

It allows him tell the majority of Americans who believe climate change is a real global threat that he is trying to address their concerns. But Mr. "You need to ask him that", top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said Friday on ABC. "She would like to see other worldwide bodies, such as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union , say to him: "'You came and lectured us. Read More »

Russia, China congratulate Rouhani on re-election as Iran's president

Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate cleric who spearheaded a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, said voters had shunned those who wanted to turn the country back to the past. In another Twitter message, she said, "EU ready to continue work for full JCPOA implementation, bilateral engagement, regional peace, and meet expectations of all people in Iran". Read More »

Dozens dead after gunman torches Philippine casino


Internal security officers don't carry weapons, and didn't try to engage the suspect, fearing escalation of the situation, he said. The statement, according to CNN, said " Islamic State fighters" carried out the attack. "He parked at the second storey and barged into the casino, shooting large TV screens and poured gasoline on a table, setting it on fire". A South Korean died of a possible heart attack suffered during the evacuation, the Foreign Ministry said. Read More »

Truck bomb kills 90 in attack near Kabul diplomatic quarter

Afghanistan's intelligence service, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), has said early findings showed the Haqqani network, with the assistance of the Inter Service Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan's intelligence agency, carried out the attack on Wednesday in Kabul that killed at least 90 people. Read More »

Eurasian Economic Union Chairman meets Modi


Petersburg International Economic Forum. In a bid to attract investment from Russia, Modi said every sector in India presents host of opportunities for investment. Again listing the areas where foreign investors could step in, Modi said India needed infrastructure to transform 500 cities, expand, modernise and safety upgrade of the railways as well as technical intervention in agriculture to raise productivity. Read More »

Three things we learned from Game 2


Again, it's no mystery, that Pekka Rinne has been nowhere near where he needs to be in order for the Preds to overcome a 2-0 deficit to beat the defending Cup champion, Pittsburg Penguins. It's Aberg's second goal of the playoffs. Left wing Scott Wilson was credited with the Penguins' third goal, at 3:13. He has found his touch at the right time for Pittsburgh, which leads the Final 1-0. Read More »

Car hits pedestrians on London Bridge, multiple casualties

The incident happened on a warm Saturday night in a busy area full of bars and restaurants. The BBC reports police are searching for three suspects who could be armed, according to Reuters. On May 22, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a pop concert by United States singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England. "We finished drinking at a bar and we came out onto the road and I looked to my left and there was a guy, we thought he was just drunk, he was lying on the floor", the ... Read More »

France, India to cooperate in fighting climate change

The remarks came in the backdrop of US President Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris climate deal, citing the alleged soft stance taken by member nations against "leading polluters - India and China ". The two countries would continue to work together, but not on the climate change issue, the statement said. French President also mentioned that Indian soldiers who sacrificed their life for France and its freedom, is an evidence of strong bonds between the two countries. Read More »

Tokio Myers wins Britain's Got Talent


This year's Britain's Got Talent competition has been won by none other than Tokio Myers after arguably his best performance of the series. There was one act that stood out by a mile on this evening's Britain's Got Talent - the Missing People's Choir . Read More »

As US weighs climate pullout, United Nations wants world to be more ambitious


A United Nations panel of climate scientists says it is at least 95 percent probable that man-made greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, are the main cause of climate change since 1950. To underline the importance of the agreement, and other United Nations climate goals, Guterres spoke broadly about the threats climate change poses to the world, saying "the world is in a mess" because countries and communities everywhere are facing pressures such as overpopulation, water ... Read More »

House Intelligence Committee issues seven subpoenas


Richard Burr, R-N.C., said the committee "welcomes the testimony of former director Comey" but declined to comment further. Calls and emails to Kasowitz's NY firm were not immediately returned Wednesday. White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Separately, federal prosecutors pursuing a criminal investigation into Flynn have issued subpoenas to people and businesses who have done business with ... Read More »

PM Modi to hold talks with new French President Macron today

Ties between the two countries have grown in recent years most notably in the defense sector with New Delhi ordering 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets to modernize its aging warplane fleet. For us, this is an article of faith". In his remarks Macron said that the first and foremost of their commitment is to the climate change accord and they will continue till the end in its implementation. Read More »

Police release more images of Manchester bomber

A 100-metre cordon has been placed around the Nissan Micra and detectives say the vehicle may be "significant" to the investigation. Police have released new CCTV images of the Manchester bomber's last moments, hoping to piece together his final preparations before the concert blast. Read More »

Infamous Three Mile Island nuclear reactor to shut down

The move would shutter one of Pennsylvania's five nuclear power plants, which have been increasingly pressured by competition from cheaper natural gas and subsidized renewables such as wind and solar power. And Indiana's voluntary clean-energy portfolio program includes nuclear power. Ironically, the meltdown happened just 10 days after the release of a Hollywood film "The China Syndrome ", depicting a fictional meltdown at a nuclear reactor. Read More »

CBI busts transfer racket, arrests Army officer


The CBI arrested Lt Col Ranganathan Suvramani Moni and middleman Gaurav Kohli on the basis of intelligence for an alleged bribe of Rs two lakh which was paid for the transfer of a Bengaluru-based Army officer. "The CBI has conveyed that the arrest is due to personal improper practices of the officer". Purshottam contacted army officers, who are either posted in different field formation or facing imminent transfer and desirous of posting at different locations. Read More »

Merkel Had To 'Restrain' Herself In Latest Criticism Of Trump


In certain cases, members of "The Blob" have more in common with each other than they do with the rank-and-file voters that they purport to lead. "Just returned from Europe ". "If European countries spend their money more wisely, if they get 100 euros more worth of airplane than previously, that strengthens North Atlantic Treaty Organisation", explains Weigelt. Read More »

Memorable words from the National Spelling Bee


Runner-up Rohan Rajeev missed the word " marram ", a Scandinavian-derived word for beach grass. Ananya Vinay is the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee victor after correctly spelling the word marocain after the 20th championship round. Read More »

Modi condoles deaths in Sri Lanka floods


According to the Disaster Management Centre, Sri Lanka has witnessed the worst rainfall since the 1970s. Deputy Minister for Disaster Management Dunesh Kankanda said many people were on roofs and treetops calling for help. In the worst flood that Sri Lanka has seen since 2003, over 90 people killed and over 100 missing. Residents said there are more people trapped in interior villages where boats have been unable to reach. Read More »

Pakistan accuses Indian forces of 'unprovoked' shootings on Kashmir village


Pakistani military authorities stated that their troops returned fire after Indian forces opened fire towards them in the border village of Zazapir in the disputed region. The Indian military has so far not commented on the latest clash that is said to have taken place at Tattapani sector along the LoC. Many Indian soldiers were injured in the act. Read More »

Explosions kill at least 4 at funeral in Kabul

At least six people have been killed and 87 injured following three explosions at a funeral in Kabul on Saturday, the Ministry of Interior said. Tolo News TV and other Afghan media reported a toll as high as 24 with at least 100 wounded. Read More »