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Scottish Conservatives launch Angus general election campaign

The Tories' share of the vote in Scotland was no better than Labour's in England, which was regarded as a "disaster" for Jeremy Corbyn, the first minister said. To show they can't take Scotland for granted. Ruth Davidson told Sky News that "Conservatives have come first right across the country" and were now "leading the fight back against the SNP".

Eight more frat members arraigned on charges in death of Timothy Piazza

One Pennsylvania commentator said "countless" opportunities to keep Piazza alive had been lost, and after the death the "brothers" put self-preservation first. The Beta Theta Pi fraternity - which has since been barred from Penn State - is facing charges including involuntary manslaughter and hazing. Charged with multiple offences including reckless endangerment and supplying alcohol to a minor, the 19 to 21-year-olds from affluent backgrounds are protesting their innocence.

Palestinian leader Abbas positive after Oval Office meeting with Trump

Netanyahu's statement was in response to comments made by PA President Mahmoud Abbas during the joint press conference with President Trump in Washington on Wednesday. Trump met with Abbas on Wednesday and expressed confidence that his presidency would help ease tensions between the Israelis and Palestinians. "Our strategic choice is to bring about peace based on the vision of the two-state [plan] - a Palestinian state, with its capital in East Jerusalem, that lives in peace and stability ...

Trump removes tweet saying it was an 'honor' to host Abbas

Trump faced deep skepticism at home and overseas over his chances for a breakthrough with Abbas, not least because the new US administration has yet to articulate a cohesive strategy for restarting the moribund peace process. Abbas also does not appear to have secured USA backing for pressure on Israel to end settlement construction in the lands the Palestinians claim for a future state - a major goal for the embattled Palestinian leader.

Class 12 results of Gujarat board declared

Almost 1.41 lakh students registered for the exam, and 138,252 appeared for Gujarat Class 12th exams 2017. Around 1.4 lakh students were enrolled to take the "4th Semester examination March 2017" and are awaiting GSEB HSC result 2017. If you had appeared for 12 class under Gujarat Board , then you can simply go ahead and check your result. So this year the results will be available 6 days earlier.

Gold jumps to Rs. 28665; silver rebounds to Rs. 38405

The spot gold price was little changed at United States dollars 1,225.80 an ounce at early trade after earlier falling to USD 1,223.34, its lowest since March 16. monetary policy amid a surge in June rate hike expectations after hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials, which prompted a rally in both U.S.

England star Ben Stokes continues to impress with Rising Pune Supergiant

Karun Nair's 64 and Rishabh Pant's quickfire 36 fueled Delhi after captain Zaheer Khan won the toss and opted to bat first. Pune remained at third spot with 16 points from 13 matches. Stokes then weighed in with 33 off 25 balls, including three fours and two sixes, during Pune's unsuccessful pursuit. Unadkat has so far taken 17 wickets at an average of 14 while Supergiant's leading wicket-taker has been leggie Imran Tahir, who has picked up 18 wickets at 20.50.

Reliance Jio to offer free 100 GB data

To hold the attention of a freebie-interested consumer class, Airtel has released the myHome promotional plan, which promises a maximum of 250 GB of free data to its broadband users. The Jio broadband services are free for the first 90 days if the users pay a one-time refundable Rs. 4000 - Rs. 4500 for their JioFiber routers. After shaking and stirring telecom sector with their earth shattering data plans, Jio is now all set to disrupt broadband Internet market in India as well.

Suspect in Hit-and-Run Crash in San Ysidro Pleads Not Guilty

Then they heard the screeching of tires speeding toward them. His dad told 10News that not being able to see was one of the hardest parts for his son after the accident. "I just really care about bringing him home and making sure he's happy again". "I just hope the justice system does what it's supposed to do and things are handled properly".

Syrian Kurdish Forces Say They Will Push On to IS Capital

The SDF have also captured a major airbase near Tabqa, some 50 km (30 miles) west of Raqqa, in the latest phase of their operation against IS. The Pentagon said Friday it played no part in an unusual deal in which Islamic State jihadists were allowed to leave a key town in Syria - only for some of them to be killed anyway.

Moon makes easing tensions on Korean peninsula top priority

Moon also begins his term facing several domestic challenges, including the aftermath of the huge corruption scandal that saw his predecessor Park Geun-Hye impeached and swept from power. Moon faces a divided parliament in which his Democratic Party lacks a majority. Earlier this month, South Korean officials said the THAAD system was already operating, and experts say it will be extremely hard now for Moon to ask Washington to withdraw it.

EBRD rejects Russian challenge on lending freeze

The EBRD said Turkey's growth is projected to moderate further to 2.6 percent in 2017, reflecting worsening investor sentiment compounded by the downgrade of Turkey's sovereign rating to sub-investment-grade level. The economist explained that the ruble too has enjoyed stabilization, appreciating by about 6.6% against the U.S. dollar and 3% against the euro in the last three months.

Man who surrendered after long standoff charged in killing

Trenton Police told NBC10 members of the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Regional Fugitive Task Force were initially at the house to serve a warrant when Reese opened fire. Shots were fired around 6:45 a.m., the report states. The barricade situation - with state police, local police, SWAT teams, U.S. marshals and prosecutors on the scene - continued into early Thursday morning, gunfire ringing out overnight.

Small Explosion Near Rome Post Office Damages Car, No Injuries

Italian policeman inspect the site where an explosive device blasted off near a post office in Rome, Friday, May 12, 2017. The police have said the situation is under control, and no one was hurt in the incident. Police investigate the possibility that the bombs were controlled by remote controlled devices. The post office , an imposing, 1930s Fascist-era building that is often studied by architecture students, remained opened throughout the incident.

Trump Calls Comey A 'Showboat,' Denies Colluding With Russia

Comey's firing Tuesday shocked many in Washington and came as he was reportedly expanding the score of the FBI's probe into possible election ties between Russian Federation and Trump's team. The chairman and top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee abruptly left the hearing Thursday to meet with Rosenstein, who is McCabe's boss. Mr Trump told NBC that "the FBI has been in turmoil" since previous year, apparently a reference to the controversy over how an investigation over the ...

Duterte, ASEAN leaders pull back from South China Sea dispute

It's a non-issue. Why press it? "It is not about an independent foreign policy". The draft does not refer to the arbitral ruling, consistent with the current Philippine position. Main points of 2017 Chairman's Statement on regional and worldwide issues. On the political and security front, Duterte cited traditional and non-traditional security issues that test Asean's resolve to promote peace, stability, security and prosperity in the region.

South Korea's new leader discusses North Korea, defense system with China's Xi

Tensions in Korean Peninsula escalated in recent months after Pyongyang conducted a number of nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches. Last month, North Korea reconvened the Foreign Affairs Committee, which was abolished in the late 1990s, in what analysts saw as an attempt to improve relations with the outside world amid its deepening isolation.

Andrew McCabe undercuts White House on Comey firing

Comey has not confirmed Trump's account of discussions that included the FBI's probe of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and allegations of Trump campaign collaboration with the Russians. Trump wrote in one of six tweets that began at 7:15 a.m. He questioned whether his administration should cancel all future press briefings and, instead, replace them with written responses to questions, "for the sake of accuracy".

Russian photographer's visit to Oval Office raises security concerns

The Lavrov meeting came just hours after Mr Trump fired his Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , the man responsible for investigating allegations of collusion between the Republican leader's team and Russian Federation. There had been no plans to immediately broadcast images from the meeting, the official said. Tillerson and Lavrov made a brief appearance Wednesday morning for a photo-op, and as Tillerson began to lead his guest back behind closed doors, Lavrov responded ...

Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

He said the focus of his discussions had been on creating so-called de-escalation zones inside Syria. "Very simply he was not doing a good job", Mr. You may remember Trump was once positively gleeful about the FBI's investigation of Clinton, basking in "lock her up" chants at campaign stops across the country a year ago.

Acting FBI Head Undercuts White House Claims on Comey, Probe

In ways both overt and subtle, the acting director of the FBI on Thursday undermined White House explanations for the firing of former Director James Comey and contradicted the administration's characterizations of an investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the presidential election.

South Korea to Send Envoys to China to Discuss THAAD, North Korea

The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, made the call after liberal politician Moon Jae-in was sworn in as South Korea's new president on Wednesday. South Korea and the U.S. began deploying the THAAD system in March and it has since become operational. Moon has said he wants to review that decision.

Donald Trump and James Comey: A timeline

Trump's interview was released on the same day the interim head of the FBI told the US Congress that Comey's sacking would not derail the Russian Federation investigation. Trump, especially amid the Russian Federation investigation. Senator Mark Warner, the Democratic committee vice chairman, said he was "offended" by Mr Trump's comment that Mr Comey was a "showboater".

New South Korean leader gets White House invite from Trump

Japan has been concerned that Moon will take a tough line on feuds stemming from its 1910-1945 colonization of the Korean Peninsula and could fray ties at a time when cooperation over North Korea is vital. Many analysts say Moon likely won't pursue drastic rapprochement policies because North Korea's nuclear program has progressed significantly since he was in the Roh government a decade ago.

Kosovo government falls after losing no-confidence vote

In a speech to the parliament in Pristina ahead of the vote, Mustafa said his government had done a good job in tackling unemployment and maintaining a low public debt. Veseli says the 78-34 vote "is needed for Kosovo to open exciting new chapters of our history". The government has been hobbled by its inability to secure a parliamentary majority to back a border demarcation deal with neighbouring Montenegro, despite pressure from the US government.

South Georgia Wildfire Grows

The fire is still spreading, and Coffee County Fire Chief Steve Carver said when all is said and done the inferno will be much like the wildfires that plagued that swamp and decoyed thousands upon thousands of acres back in 2007 and 2011. "We have a lot of handsome greenery in this city and we want to make sure that doesn't go up in flames". Helicopters dumping water and tanker planes spraying fire retardant managed to keep the fire from St.

Largest Airline Relocation in LAX History to Begin

On Wednesday, Hawaiian's Team Kokua employee volunteers will be stationed at both terminals throughout the day to help guide and welcome guests to its Terminal 5 location. It is part of a larger effort that began when American Airlines and Delta Air Lines swapped four gates in Terminals 5 and 6 at the end of January. Air Canada (from Terminal 2 to Terminal 6), Hawaiian (from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5) and JetBlue (from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5).

I Was Going To Fire Comey Anyway

The Senate intelligence committee is also subpoenaing a number of Trump's associates for documents related to an investigation into Russia's interference in the election. The dinner described by Comey's associates came in the early days of Trump's administration, as the FBI was investigating Russian meddling in the election and possible ties to Trump's campaign.

May and Corbyn to trade blows as General Election campaign turns nasty

May's Conservatives see Corbyn's opposition to military intervention and nuclear weapons as a major weakness to be exploited in the election campaign. "If you put your trust in me, back me, I will work every day to build a Britain our children and grandchildren are proud to call home - a stronger Britain, where everyone has the economic security they need and the chance to live a secure and happy life, a fairer Britain that works for everyone, not just a privileged few".

Trump and Abbas vow 'historic' peace deal

Trump said his role in any negotiations would be as "an arbitrator, a mediator and a facilitator". Trump renounced U.S. support for a Palestinian state and vowed to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem, breaking two tenets of U.S. Questions have been raised about Trump's choice of his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who entered the White House with no government experience, to oversee Middle East peace efforts, along with Trump's longtime business lawyer, Jason Greenblatt, as on-the-ground ...

South Korea's Moon Jae-in sworn in vowing to address North

The date was not set for a potential visit by Moon. The Trump administration has warned that "the era of strategic patience is over" when it comes to the growing nuclear threat from the communist regime of North Korea . president changed tone last week, saying he would be "honoured" to meet the North's young ruler, Kim Jong-Un. "He (Mr Moon) said he saw a need for the two countries to work together and wisely overcome historical disputes including the comfort women issue, while separately ...

Trump says he was always going to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The conversation that night in January, Comey now believes, was a harbinger of his downfall this week as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to two people who have heard his account of the dinner. An she repeated her assertion, "the only person that can fire Comey was the president". That's far different from the White House's initial account in the hours after Comey's firing.

Palestinians Riot as Hunger Strike Drags On

The clashes broke out at a checkpoint at the entrance to Ramallah and near the Israeli settlement of Beit El, the site of regular demonstrations against the occupation. Earlier this week, Israel's prison service released footage to illustrate their point. However, a committee formed to support the Palestinian hunger strikers quickly denounced the footage, calling the video's release part of an Israeli "war of lies" to discredit the prisoner movement.

S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

Regional experts have believed for months that North Korea was preparing for its sixth nuclear test and was working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the USA, presenting Trump with one of his most pressing security issues.

Puerto Rico Makes Unprecedented Move To Restructure Tens Of Billions In Debt

Puerto Rico now owes its creditors a whopping $70 billion, far higher than Detroit's $18 billion bankruptcy in 2013. "We're going to protect our people", the governor said hours after the USA territory was hit with multiple lawsuits from creditors seeking to recuperate the millions of dollars they invested in bonds issued by Puerto Rico's government, which has declared several defaults amid a 10-year recession.

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