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Italy's Padoan says G7 did not discuss trade protectionism

A broader theme not on the written agenda, however, was the desire of foreign leaders to get a better read on Trump's policies, and USA officials desire to make their positions clear. "The U.S. has just concluded an agreement with China". Mnuchin's practice of "speed-dating" (in his own words) other nations' finance ministers also suggests a rising degree of protectionism, pragmatism, and bilateralism in everything USA-related from this point on, which is a huge leap away from the idealistic ...

'Arvind (Kejriwal), Be Afraid Of God': Letter From Kapil Mishra's Mother

I am shocked to see this. He added: "I am on the warpath against those few individuals who are doing corruption". I am an AAP worker. Till some time ago, Mishra had been accusing the BJP of shielding Dikshit and yesterday he alleged that the AAP government tried to protect her.

Local polls boost May five weeks before United Kingdom general election

A comfortable Conservative victory was perhaps inevitable in a county as traditionally blue as Kent, but even Tory chiefs might have been surprised by the magnitude of the landslide - winning 67 of the council's 81 seats. Independence Party, the far-right, anti-immigrant party which pushed for Britain's exit from the European Union, suffered the most. "We know there is an election taking place in the United Kingdom", Ms Margaritis Schinas said on Wednesday.

Rajnath Singh to review security in Maoist-hit states

The strategic anti-Maoist operations command headquarters of the CRPF has been shifted from Kolkata to right into the heart of the Maoist-hit state of Chhattisgarh. The top brass of central paramilitary forces, the Chhattisgarh police, the Indian Air Force (IAF) and state government authorities responsible for the administration in Bastar and other Naxalhit districts of the state will take part in the meeting, they said.

Emmanuel Macron faces new battle

The president-elect is left-leaning - a one-time Socialist party member - and was a senior advisor to Hollande and an economy minister in his government 2014-2016. "I will be a candidate in the presidential majority and I wish to join up to his movement, the Republic on the Move". Despite her defeat, the results also made record for Le Pen's far-right National Front (FN) party.

Comey declines to testify before Senate committee

The broadcaster also reported that former FBI Director James Comey is "not anxious about any tapes" of conversations between him and President Donald Trump, adding that "if there is a tape, there's nothing he is anxious about" that could be on it.

Chibok girl to be reunited with family after three years

Thousands have been kidnapped or killed in the group's eight-year insurgency, with millions driven from their homes. "The release of 82 of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls by the armed group Boko Haram is a big relief", reads the Amnesty International statement .

Microsoft shifts policy, now makes fixes free

Worldwide shipper FedEx Corp said some of its Windows computers were also breached. It gave no further details. The state-owned oil company Petrobras and Brazil's Foreign Ministry also disconnected computers as a precautionary measure, and court systems went down, too.

Nine Chadian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack on camp - army

A military official confirmed the attack without giving a toll. The group has largely focused its attacks on northeast Nigeria, neighboring Cameroon and Niger, with attacks in Chad less frequent. Over the last seven years, Boko Haram has killed 15,000 people and displaced more than two million. This post was syndicated from The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper.

Trump to move quickly to replace Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Critics have assailed Mr Trump for abruptly dismissing Mr Comey just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election, and possible Moscow ties to the Trump presidential campaign. Fisher formerly served as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Criminal Division. The South Carolina Republican is best known for leading the congressional inquiry into the deadly attacks on a USA facility in Benghazi, Libya, a panel that oversaw a ...

Mother, may I cry on Mother's Day? #MissingMomClub

Your time is the most valuable gift you can give your parents, let it be your Mother or Father. Too seldom are we reminded of all you have done for us. She specifically noted that " Mother's " should "be a singular possessive, for each family to honor its own mother , not a plural possessive commemorating all mothers in the world".

AP Analysis: Uniting S. Koreans daunting job for new leader

New South Korean leaders are used to governing from the shambles of their predecessors' failed presidencies, given the country's long history of disgraced ex-leaders. Yet the U.S. provides the best guarantee of South Korean sovereignty in the face of both Chinese and North Korean threats. Washington wants to increase pressure on Pyongyang through further isolation and sanctions, in contrast to Moon's advocacy for greater engagement with the reclusive North.

Nigeria presidency releases names of 82 freed Chibok girls

The statement credits the Government of Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross, among other N.G.Os, with helping negotiate the girls' release . Before the latest release, about 195 of the girls were still missing. Dozens escaped in the initial melee, but more than 200 remained missing for more than two years.

Trump sees 'fast' decision over new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

On Tuesday, the White House announced Comey was sacked as Trump's decision came at the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who laid out the case for axing Comey in a memo that detailed his mishandling of the investigation into Clinton's private email server.

Ousted FBI director James Comey is willing to testify

Spicer's comments about the president's confidence or lack thereof in McCabe came amid a swirl of reports that Comey's refusal to pledge personal loyalty to Trump played a large role in his firing. WASHINGTON-U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that "we can make a fast decision" on a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director, possibly by late next week, before he leaves on his first foreign trip since taking office.

North Korea: Sen. Cory Gardner has "lost basic judgment and body hair"

Kim. Song, who defected in 2002 from North Korea, where he previously worked as a propaganda artist, told the Mail Online in an interview that the "unavoidable" war with Kim's regime would be a price worth paying for liberating the country's oppressed people.

Chelsea lift Premier League title in Antonio Conte's maiden season

The Italian had already been drenched by champagne, iced water and beer in the dressing room, forcing a change of clothes, before his post-match media conference was brought to an abrupt halt by Costa and David Luiz. Conte also has managed club captain John Terry's gradual fading out from the first team with grace and class. Conte has now followed in the footsteps of Roberto Mancini, Carlo Ancelotti, and Ranieri, who was sacked in February after Leicester slid down the table following their ...

Israeli Cabinet approves controversial 'Jewish nation-state' bill

The nation-state bill, proponents say, would put Jewish values and democratic values on equal footing. Abbas said Tuesday that "we told [Trump] again of our commitment to a peace based on justice, with worldwide resolutions and the two-state solution as references".

Ministerial bill recognizes Israel as Jewish nation

The bill, considered by its opponent as discriminatory and racist, seeks revocation of Arabic's "official language" status and to keep Hebrew as the only formal language in Israel. Some 17.5 per cent of Israel's population are Arab. "This is a small step for the Jewish state bill, which establishes that Israel is and will be a Jewish and democratic state, and it's a big step towards defining our identity, not only in the eyes of the world but primarily for ourselves, Israelis".

A mother's love is equalled by another

Graduate Athens is doing a Mother's Day brunch in The Foundry ballroom and on the patio from 11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Sunday. To celebrate this day, Many of us will be preparing gifts but we really doesn't know what is the reason we have a mothers day.

Trump eyes 'fast decision' on Federal Bureau of Investigation director as interviews begin

The 49-year-old McCabe, a career FBI agent, has taken part in a number of high-profile investigations, including probes into the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and the attacks against USA installations in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. She left after about an hour and a half inside the building and declined to comment to reporters. The first candidate to arrive was Alice Fisher, a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W.

Four candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director job to be interviewed after Comey firing

Comey before soliciting and receiving any recommendations and that the Clinton emails were not his motivation. A list reported by The Associated Press includes a number of current and former lawmakers, attorneys and career law enforcement officials.

Mother's Day and golf are linked

Get ready to surprise your mom on the special day of Mother's Day . This will be their first Mother's Day without their beloved mother . She is my pearl, my soul, my mate; the one to make life great, an angel without the wings! Mother's Day is celebrated to acknowledge the countless sacrifices moms put in every day.

President Trump says 'perfect accuracy' from surrogates isn't possible

Democrats, however, have their doubts over the timing. White House press secretary Sean Spicer later said Mr Trump had nothing more to say on the "tapes" but that the tweet the president had put out was "not a threat" to Mr Comey. In firing Mr Comey, Mr Trump said he knew he ran the risk he would "confuse people" and "lengthen out the investigation" into ties to Russian Federation.

Trump Threatens Fired FBI Director Comey With 'Tapes'

Asked if Trump recorded conversations with Comey and if there are recording devices in the White House, Spicer did not give yes-or-no answers. "I said, 'If it's possible, will you let me know, am I under investigation?' He said, 'You are not under investigation'".

India hit by ransomware virus

Two big telecom companies, Telefónica of Spain and Megafon of Russian Federation, were also hit. Amid suggestions outdated software left some health service systems vulnerable after a security package was stopped in 2015, Ms Rudd said it is important to remember the NHS alone had not been affected.

Russia, Iran, Turkey Ban US Planes Above Syrian 'Safe Zones'

Rebels rejected the deal and said they would not recognise Iran as a guarantor of any ceasefire plan. The agreement also allows for the creation of the correct conditions for humanitarian access, medical assistance and for the return of displaced civilians to their homes.

Trump says he planned to fire Comey regardless of Justice Department recommendation

He's a grandstander". White House officials had said earlier in the week that Trump asked Sessions and Rosenstein for their opinions about Comey, and then Trump acted on those recommendations. This contradicts the president's own termination letter to Comey on Tuesday that officially conveyed his dismissal. However, at a separate Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, strongly suggested that Comey did recently tell him that Trump was not a ...

Russia: Syria safe zones to be shut for US, coalition planes

USA and coalition military planes will not be allowed to fly over designated "safe zones" in Syria under a Russian proposal that has the backing of Iran and Turkey, reports said Friday. It added that government forces shelled rebel-held neighborhoods of the capital Damascus. A rebel commander in northern Hama said almost an hour after the deal went into effect, battles raged with government forces.

EC all-party meet on EVMs begins

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said parties will also get a chance to "demonstrate that EVMs used in the recent Assembly elections were tampered with". During the meeting, there was a debate over the definition of "hacking". After the meeting, Kejriwal's deputy Manish Sisodia sought to know why the poll panel was "scared" of holding a "hackathon" when electronic voting machines can not be hacked into.

Five SC judges from 5 different religions begin hearing on triple talaq

The court had said it would decide the issues pertaining to the legal aspects of the practices of triple talaq , nikah halala and polygamy among Muslims, but would not deal with the question whether divorce under Muslim law needs to be supervised by courts as it fell under the legislative domain.

North Korea Accuses US Of Plot To Kill Leader Kim Jong

Without giving any basis for the claims, the ministry further stated that the hired assassin was handed over $20,000 on two occasions and a satellite transmitter-receiver to carry out the task. A North Korean newspaper said that the nation was "waiting for the moment it will reduce the whole of the USA mainland to ruins". Officials at South Korea's National Intelligence Service weren't immediately reachable for comment.

US senator wounded in Iraq opposes Trump pick for Army post

Green was criticized by Muslim Advocates and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which consider his remarks derogatory toward the Islamic faith and its followers. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said Mr. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat from IL, said in a statement that had Green been confirmed, it "would send the wrong message to courageous and selfless Americans who simply wish to serve their nation".

Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

But Trump undercut that account in a sweeping interview with NBC's Lester Holt on Thursday, saying that the decision to fire Comey was his own and that he would have done it "regardless" of the Justice Department's recommendation. John Cornyn of Texas, attorney Alice Fisher and Judge Michael Garcia for the permanent position. Mr Schiller was among those Trump consulted about Mr Comey and was entrusted by the president to deliver a letter informing the director of his firing.

US Crude Oil Inventories Post Biggest Draw since December

The news agency reported that state-owned Saudi Aramco will reduce oil supplies to its Asian customers by almost seven million barrels next month as it is likely to witness a surge in domestic power demand over summer. Oil prices edged up on Tuesday, driven by anticipation that an OPEC-led pledge to cut production would be extended beyond the first half of the year and into 2018, although overall high supply still weighed on markets.

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