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Global Media Britain's Prince Philip, 95, to retire from public duties
Author: 0 Britain's Prince Philip, 95, to retire from public duties

According to a release from the royal family, Prince Philip will no longer be accepting new invitations for visits and engagements although he may still choose to attend some. The Duke is patron, President or a member of more than 780 organisations and will continue to be associated with them, but "will no longer play an active role by attending engagements", Buckingham Palace said.

Author: 0 May takes tough Brexit stance as United Kingdom holds local elections

Polls show the Conservatives could win more seats in Scotland in the national election than it has held for decades. He told the Press Association: "It matters who is in power and who is out of power, but that's the sort of thing that is going to be upset by being very close to a General Election".

Global Media Senators decry state of air travel after passenger incidents
Author: 0 Senators decry state of air travel after passenger incidents

But she said the flight attendant looked at her boarding pass and instead of questioning it, sat her somewhere else. Also slated to testify on Thursday are Sara Nelson, the global president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, and Sharon Pinkerton, an official at the airline trade group Airlines for America.

Global Media World Video Game Hall of Fame to announce class of 2017
Author: 0 World Video Game Hall of Fame to announce class of 2017

The Strong's World Video Game Hall of Fame just got a little bigger. 1981's Donkey Kong , 2001's Halo: Combat Evolved, 1996's Pokemon Red and Green , and 1991's Street Fighter II emerged as this year's honorees from a field that included Square Enix's RPG Final Fantasy VII , Mortal Kombat , Resident Evil and Tomb Raider .

Author: 0 Trump to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia, Vatican, meet with pope

Trump will meet both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during his stop there. He is also the first president since Carter to not make his first trip to Mexico or Canada. Abbas, who met on Wednesday with Trump at the White House, said afterward he had invited Trump to meet him in Bethlehem. Trump's visit will be historic " by every measure ", Jubeir said, noting that Saudi Arabia is the indispensable partner for Trump's regional goals, in ...

Global Media Pentagon deploys troops to Turkey's border wiith Syria
Author: 0 Pentagon deploys troops to Turkey's border wiith Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Ankara was "seriously saddened" by footage showing American military vehicles operating close to the border with Syrian Kurdish fighters Turkey sees as a terror group. "We have discussed with the United States moves needed to be made to prevent the Turkish Armed Forces from potentially launching attacks against us".

Author: 0 Texas Legislature passes ban on so-called 'sanctuary cities'

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has granted the bill "priority" status in the Senate, paving the way for faster route through the Legislature. The debate was deeply saddening, including for students in our Emerging Latino Leaders Youth program who marched, rallied, called, wrote letters, met with legislators and testified against SB 4, sharing devastating stories of loss, the impact of family separation and fear.

Author: 0 Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militants in Syria, Iraq's Sinjar

A USA military officer accompanied the People's Protection Units (YPG) commanders on a tour of the sites hit near Syria's frontier with Turkey after the attack, a Reuters witness said, demonstrating the close partnership. Due to its ties with the PKK, Turkey regards it a terrorist organisation that threatens its internal security. The YPG said in a statement that parts of its headquarters in Mount Karachok were hit near Syria's border with Turkey , including a media center, ...

Author: 0 France's Macron asks his critics to fight Le Pen

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron told backers of Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Melenchon that he understands their anger, seeking to extend his reach among voters with five days before the country's most tumultuous presidential election in recent history.

Global Media N. Korea again dominates S. Korea's presidential election
Author: 0 N. Korea again dominates S. Korea's presidential election

The May 9 vote comes after months of political turmoil in Asia's fourth-largest economy, which saw millions taking to the streets to call for Park's ouster over a wide-ranging scandal that culminated in her dismissal. "And if you look at (THAAD), it is also not a new thing about us being squeezed between the USA and China", said Chae Karam, a 31-year-old student at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who voted for the first time in last week's overseas balloting.

Global Media Clean city award reaffirms MP's commitment for cleanliness: CM
Author: 0 Clean city award reaffirms MP's commitment for cleanliness: CM

A similar survey a year ago had ranked Mysuru in Karnataka as the cleanest city, followed by Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu. Surat in Gujarat has been placed fourth. In fact, the BBMP informed the Centre early past year that 34,071 households in the city resorted to open defecation and 37,183 slumdwelling families had no toilets.

Author: 0 Tories set for best local election results in decade as Ukip obliterated

The Liberal Democrats have had a mixed night so far, failing to prevent the Conservatives retaining control in Somerset, but defeating the Tory council leader. For the first time, so-called "metro mayor" races are taking place across West Midlands, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Tees Valley and West of England.

Author: 0 Final game of Indians-Tigers series called off on rainy day

The Indians bullpen pitched five no-hit innings, striking out seven, but the offense couldn't take advantage. Indians manager Terry Francona joked that the Tigers should let Cabrera rest more. The Cleveland Indians are being careful with their ace. The tall left-hander logged a heavy workload in the postseason previous year, but this was the first time in 2017 he made it through two innings.

Global Media Pope urges 'mediation' between Washington and North Korea
Author: 0 Pope urges 'mediation' between Washington and North Korea

Francis has frequently spoken out about today's Christian martyrs and the "ecumenism of blood" that has united Catholic, Orthodox and other Christians targeted for their faith by Islamic militants. The Pope had arrived in Egypt on a trip created to bridge the gap between Muslim-Christian brotherhoods and show solidarity amid rising threats of terror.

Author: 0 India expresses outrage to Pakistan High Commissioner at mutilation of soldiers' bodies

Briefing reporters here on Wednesday afternoon, MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said Jaishankar asked Basit to convey the sentiments in India over the beheading of the soldiers to the Pakistan government. Meanwhile, Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) was quoted as having issued a statement on the DGMO contact: "The DGMO, Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza rejected baseless and unfounded Indian allegations of mutilation of Indian Army soldiers' bodies by Pakistan army".

Author: 0 French artists back Macron at free concert

There were clashes between riot police and masked youths in Paris. The incidents began when dozens of people - either covering their faces or wearing helmets - threw Molotov cocktails and stones at riot police who responded with tear gas grenades.

Author: 0 Build economy first, then aircraft carriers

Currently, the PLA Navy operates a sole aircraft carrier, CNS Liaoning , which was originally a Soviet-era vessel and received an extensive refit at the same shipyard in Dalian, where the new carrier is being constructed, before going into service in September 2012.

Global Media US Senate passes spending bill to fund Trump Govt.
Author: 0 US Senate passes spending bill to fund Trump Govt.

Steve Daines (R-Mont.), who was one of the 18 Republicans to vote against the bill, said he was frustrated that Congress has been unable to fund the government through the regular budget process. Lawmakers announced Sunday they had reached an agreement to avoid a shutdown until October 1 - a deal that does not include several provisions sought by Trump, including money for a border wall.

Global Media Think tank on health bill: Coverage to plummet
Author: 0 Think tank on health bill: Coverage to plummet

Leadership has spent weeks courting wayward conservative and moderate Republicans behind the repeal effort. "This bill is a targeted assault against our values, punishing New Yorkers because we support women's reproductive rights and including the Collins/Faso amendment which would devastate the state's healthcare industry, put millions of New Yorkers at risk and increase the total cost of this bill on NY to $6.9 billion".

Author: 0 Ryan Seacrest Revealed to Be Kelly Ripa's New Co-Host on 'Live'

It's been nearly a year since Ripa bid farewell to former co-host Michael Strahan last May, after the 45-year-old former National Football League star left to take a full-time gig on Good Morning America . Seacrest is widely known - and well compensated - for his ability as a live TV performer. She has since been chemistry testing with countless actors and personalities each week, including Jerry O'Connell, Jimmy Kimmel , Andy Cohen and husband Mark Consuelos.

Author: 0 Palestinian president hopeful after talks with Trump

US President Donald Trump has claimed that despite a vitriolic, religiously motivated war raging between Israel and Palestine spanning almost 70 years, officials of the two countries "work together beautifully". That move would likely spark Palestinian fury and is privately seen by many in the Israel and U.S. security establishments as needlessly inflammatory.

Global Media Immigrants plan May Day rallies to protest Trump policies
Author: 0 Immigrants plan May Day rallies to protest Trump policies

Some who did not participate in the vandalism said they felt police made the situation worse with an overbearing presence that put pressure on the marchers at the back of the crowd. "This is the day where people can see how much we contribute", said Alberto Resendiz, who previously worked as a migrant worker in fields as far away as MI.

Global Media Najib hopes Duterte's aggressive stand can improve security in Southern Philippines
Author: 0 Najib hopes Duterte's aggressive stand can improve security in Southern Philippines

Duterte, elected a year ago, has changed foreign policy by playing down his country's territorial dispute with China over large parts of the South China Sea in favour of seeking greater economic aid and investment. CHINESE SHIPS IN DAVAO President Rodrigo Duterte (center) returns a salute from a Chinese naval officer (left) as Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana (right) looks on.

Global Media Celta Vigo 0 Manchester United 1: Rashford free-kick gives Mourinho´s men advantage
Author: 0 Celta Vigo 0 Manchester United 1: Rashford free-kick gives Mourinho´s men advantage

As it was, Rashford curled a delightful set piece home from 20 yards midway through the second half to leave Jose Mourinho's side in a promising position ahead of the second leg at Old Trafford next week. "We played well enough to have the result closed but we have to go and play at Old Trafford ". The visitors had the best chances in the early exchanges, though the Galicians made the first clear-cut opening for the unmarked Daniel Wass who headed wide from close range.

Author: 0 Tillerson calls for balancing US security interests, values

It doesn't mean that we don't advocate for and aspire to freedom, human dignity and the treatment of people the world over. Tillerson said the about 20 to 25 percent of the way into that process and will continue to bring pressure to bear on China .

Author: 0 What's behind the turmoil in FYR Macedonia?

Macedonia's rival political parties traded blame Friday for an eruption of violence in the unstable Balkan country's parliament which left scores of people injured. Police said 77 people were hurt, including Zaev and the leader of an Albanian party, along with 22 police officers, The Associated Press reports .

Global Media Obama Endorses Mainstream Moderate in French Election
Author: 0 Obama Endorses Mainstream Moderate in French Election

In a widely circulated video, Obama said that he has long admired the campaign that Macron has run. "He appeals to people's hopes and not their fears", he added, in an apparent reference to Macron's rival Marine Le Pen . "He is committed to a better future for French people". She said Le Pen was coming "to show she's close to the people". She sees her rise as the effect of growing right-wing nationalism and a backlash against globalization reflected in the election of Donald Trump in ...

Author: 0 Asean Forgets to Mention China Militarization While Addressing South China Sea Dispute

China's embassy in Manila could not be reached and its foreign ministry did not respond to request for comment . In a post to his Facebook page on Sunday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said maintaining peace and security in the region was Asean's most important role, and also highlighted its policy of noninterference in member-states' internal affairs.

Global Media Republicans' Obamacare rollback would dump Medicaid expansion, taxes
Author: 0 Republicans' Obamacare rollback would dump Medicaid expansion, taxes

The measure is now being passed on to the Senate. "If victorious, Republicans will be having a big press conference at the lovely Rose Garden of the White House immediately after vote!" Speaker of the House Paul Ryan then joined in on the bragging by thanking the president for his leadership, and calling AHCA the "best bill possible".

Global Media Girl shows off new, pink prosthetic blade in heartwarming BBC video
Author: 0 Girl shows off new, pink prosthetic blade in heartwarming BBC video

She recently was given a new prosthetic thanks to a National Health Service program in England that allocated almost $2 million to give 500 kids running blades to they can have better mobility. Anu , whose leg was amputated nearly straight after birth, was fitted with a new prosthetic leg the other day. After a successful Paralympics past year, the government promised £1.5 million would be made available to help people like Anu .

Author: 0 UN expert in Saudi denied access to imprisoned activists

Upon instructions from my Government, I wish to bring to your attention the recent unlawful and inflammatory statement made by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - who is also the Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia. The government's refusing to say if it voted for Saudi Arabia to join a high-ranking United Nations committee on women's rights. "What are the interests between us?" Minister Flanagan said Ireland "uses all the diplomatic channels at our disposal to promote and advance ...

Global Media Syrian armed opposition to return to Astana peace talks: RIA
Author: 0 Syrian armed opposition to return to Astana peace talks: RIA

After the USA strike, Syrian state TV called the assault an "aggression" and both Russian Federation and Syria had denied that the Syrian government launched the chemical weapons attack. Officials from the three countries that back rival sides in the conflict signed the agreement on Thursday at cease-fire talks in Kazakhstan. "We welcome with satisfaction this memorandum, which foresees a halt in the use of all categories of arms among belligerents, including aerial weapons, as well as ...

Author: 0 Texas Police Officer Who Killed 15-Year-Old Boy Is Fired

Oliver, a six-year veteran with the department, was one of two police officers who responded after complaints were called in about underage kids drinking at a house party Saturday night . A suburban Dallas police chief said Monday that his department wrongly described why an officer fired into a moving vehicle and killed Jordan Edwards , after an attorney for the boy's family said officers were trying to "justify the unjustifiable".

Global Media Xi, Duterte hold telephone talks to improve ties
Author: 0 Xi, Duterte hold telephone talks to improve ties

A readout of a conversation between Trump and Duterte April 29 stated that the pair had a "very friendly" discussion and that US-Philippine relations are "now heading in a very positive direction", Reuters reported . "I'm calling you at the behest of the President of the United States, President Trump". It appeared Tuesday, however, that the controversial invite extended to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could backfire and end up as a minor geopolitical embarrassment for Mr.

Author: 0 Abbas says talks with Trump positive, if short on specifics

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP ) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his first meeting with President Donald Trump left him hopeful, even though they did not discuss specifics about how to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Author: 0 China's Xi hails ties with Philippines as Duterte cools on US

Calls from two of the world's most powerful leaders show President Rodrigo Duterte's "statesmanship" and role as a leader in Southeast Asia, Malacañang said on Thursday, May 4. In October 2016, Duterte threatened to "break up with America" and told former President Obama to "go to hell" after the US reportedly refused to sell weapons to the Philippines.

Global Media Groups advocate no vote on GOP's health care law
Author: 0 Groups advocate no vote on GOP's health care law

In their second attempt this year at fulfilling a long-repeated promise to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, the Republican majorities in Congress are tripping up over what to do about pre-existing conditions. Recently, thousands of New Yorkers experienced the pain of Obamacare when they were kicked off their insurance plans because their provider, Health Republic, collapsed.

Author: 0 Oil drops to below $45 a barrel as US stockpiles swell

Oil prices fell for the fourth day in a row on Thursday, nearing their lowest level since late March after data showed a lower than expected decline in USA inventories. That kept both USA and Brent futures in technically oversold territory on most days since late April. OPEC's production cut in November was the first time the consortium agreed to limit its output since 2008.

Author: 0 Syria blames Israel for attack on Damascus airport

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a UK-based monitoring group, reported that the powerful blast believed to be located near the main road leading to Damascus International Airport, was heard across the capital at dawn on Thursday.

Global Media Putin says Russia's relations with Turkey have fully recovered
Author: 0 Putin says Russia's relations with Turkey have fully recovered

The areas would be set up in the northwestern Idlib province, Homs province in the west, the East Ghouta suburb of the capital Damascus and southern Syria. A spokesperson for Putin said safe zones had not been discussed in detail, and that the talk was "business-like" and "constructive". Putin said relations between the countries, which had a falling-out over Syria in late 2015, have normalized.

Global Media House investigators get second crack at Comey
Author: 0 House investigators get second crack at Comey

The committee hearing was dominated by wrangling among Republican and Democratic members over the FBI's role during the 2016 election, about which the WSWS will have more to say. "If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president", she said at a Women for Women event in NY. Comey answered that it was a matter of timing - that the Clinton probe was only confirmed after it was underway for three months, while the Russian Federation investigation was much younger at the time.

Global Media EU president regrets Brexit dinner talks leaked
Author: 0 EU president regrets Brexit dinner talks leaked

She said events of the past few days had shown "just how tough" Brexit talks are likely to be. As Britain and the EU embark on one of the most complex negotiations in recent European history, many EU diplomats fear British leaders have failed to appreciate the enormity and stakes of the divorce.

Global Media USA to Battle the Turks? Deploys Troops along Turkish Syrian Border
Author: 0 USA to Battle the Turks? Deploys Troops along Turkish Syrian Border

He is expected to raise the issue when he meets with US President Donald Trump next month. Turkish forces last week carried out deadly air strikes on military positions belonging to the Syrian Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG), angering the United States and sparking days of border clashes with the Kurdish fighters.

Author: 0 Do-or-die: EU pushes Trump to stick to Paris climate deal

The sources said White House lawyers had argued in a memo recently that changing the usa target, known as the Nationally Determined Contribution, could trigger these complications. As things are, the United States is committed to reducing greenhouse gases by 26 to 28 percent, as the Obama Administration committed to. Hendricks said the United States was an important partner so she wanted to engage in a direct dialogue about climate protection.

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