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Author: 0 Pentagon probes ex-Trump adviser Flynn over payments from foreign groups

Army (Retired) failed to obtain required approval prior to receiving any emolument from a foreign government". "I'd like to see us subpoena the White House for the documents that we requested", Lynch, a South Boston Democrat and member of the committee, told the Herald yesterday.

Global Media Le Pen steps down as FN president to gather
Author: 0 Le Pen steps down as FN president to gather "all the French"

After winning Sunday's contest with 24.1 percent to Le Pen's 21.3 percent, he gave an exuberant victory speech followed by a high-profile celebration at Paris bistro La Rotonde bistro, drawing criticism even from his own side. The move was seen as largely symbolic but one that would loosen her association with the FN, the party founded by Le Pen's father, Jean-Marie, notorious for anti-Semitic and xenophobic remarks.

Global Media French election boils down to Le Pen and Macron
Author: 0 French election boils down to Le Pen and Macron

One police officer was seriously burnt and two others injured in clashes at a May Day demonstration in Paris in which protesters threw Molotov cocktails and other missiles, French police say. She has sought to modernise the National Front (FN) in recent years and at her rally in Paris, she called herself the candidate of change, belief and action.

Author: 0 Far-right contender Le Pen advocates French food

The anti-immigration, anti-EU Le Pen , who campaigned as the candidate "of the people", said voters faced a choice between "runaway globalisation" and a protectionist France. In contrast, her opponent has huddled in strategy meetings over June legislative elections that will determine the shape of a future Macron government.

Author: 0 Local lawmakers respond to house passage of Republican health care bill

House has major consequences for our state budget and threatens to exacerbate our existing fiscal challenges", said James Rooney, president and chief executive of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. With no tax penalty for going without coverage, some people would voluntarily stop buying insurance. No analysis was done by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office before the vote so that lawmakers - and the public - would know its effects on USA health care.

Author: 0 Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

It declared for the first time a willingness to accept an interim Palestinian state within pre-1967 boundaries, without recognising Israel. Hamas is trying to rebrand itself as an Islamic national liberation movement, rather than a branch of the pan-Arab Muslim Brotherhood, which has been outlawed by Egypt.

Author: 0 Trudeau: Canada-U.S. relationship bigger, more important than any one 'irritant'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he told Trump in a Tuesday phone call that the USA commerce department levelled "baseless allegations" when it imposed new , unfair duties on Canadian softwood this week. The United States is Canada's biggest trading partner; their annual trade amounts to $545 billion. Trump has also made rumblings of late about imposing tariffs on Canada's dairy industry .

Global Media Labour lose Glasgow City Council after decades of control
Author: 0 Labour lose Glasgow City Council after decades of control

And Labour is now down to just one representative with Stonehaven and Lower Deeside councillor Raymond Christie missing out on re-election. And even then the bald figures will disguise the fact that there's a lot of independents get elected that are Tory in all but the colour of their rosette.

Author: 0 Bill to fund federal government heads to a House vote

That didn't stop Trump from spinning it as a win . Asked about Trump's tweets, however, Mulvaney said the president had a "defensible position". But Trump and the administration have put on a full-court press to push back on the idea that they did not get what they wanted. Republicans are right that the bill finally breaks the Obama -era rule that every defense dollar be matched by a domestic-spending dollar.

Global Media After bashing NAFTA, Trump may tweak it
Author: 0 After bashing NAFTA, Trump may tweak it

News website Politico reported that White House aides were readying an executive order to withdraw from the trade pact, which led to phone calls and diplomatic overtures from Canada's prime minister and Mexico's president. Trump signed an executive order Saturday directing the Commerce Department and the USA trade representative to conduct a study of US trade agreements .

Global Media Veterinarian Sonny Perdue sworn in as USA secretary of agriculture
Author: 0 Veterinarian Sonny Perdue sworn in as USA secretary of agriculture

After talking about the Trump administration's commitment to agriculture and its efforts on trade, including renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, the secretary took questions from those in attendance. Perdue said he and his agency are still examining candidates for about 17 positions. "So, you grow it (beef) and we'll sell it", Perdue adds. Couser said, "Iowa farmers and rural investors built renewable fuel producing facilities to help reduce the nation's reliance on foreign ...

Global Media Nicola Sturgeon hails 'emphatic' SNP election results
Author: 0 Nicola Sturgeon hails 'emphatic' SNP election results

Scots then voted against Brexit a year ago, and Ms Sturgeon has said they should get the chance to decide their future after the terms of leaving the European Union become clear by spring 2019. The loses in Scotland come after the Brexit vote in the summer and the SNP's overwhelming victory over Labour in the 2015 general election. Lib Dem Willie Rennie, who was on the campaign trail in Edinburgh West, pointed out that their candidate in the nearby Almond ward got more than 6,000 votes on ...

Author: 0 Obama's Chicago library is going to be a little bit flashy

The northern edge of the South Shore neighborhood abuts Jackson Park, which will be the site of the presidential center . The tallest of the buildings will be the museum portion of the center, will hold exhibitions and public space, while the forum and library will be public resources to further the civic goals of the center.

Author: 0 Boko Haram planning to kidnap foreigners | UK, US warn

Last month marked three years since Boko Haram militants ambushed the small Nigerian town of Chibok in the middle of the night and abducted 276 schoolgirls before vanishing into the forest. Banki was liberated from Boko Haram in September 2015 and is now home to some 32,000 displaced people in a sprawling, overcrowded camp. A senior security personnel who spoke on the condition of anonymity to TheCable said two female Boko Haram insurgents infiltrated the camp and denoted improvised ...

Global Media North Korea accuses CIA of biochemical plot to kill Kim Jong
Author: 0 North Korea accuses CIA of biochemical plot to kill Kim Jong

North Korea has accused the CIA and South Korea's intelligence service of a plot to attack its "supreme leadership" with a bio-chemical weapon and said such a "pipe dream" could never succeed. According to Pyongyang's state-owned news agency KCNA , Kim inspected the two military units on Jangjae and Mu isles, near South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island, which North Korea bombarded in 2010.

Global Media Where are political moderates when health care needs them?
Author: 0 Where are political moderates when health care needs them?

Several people unsettled by the prospects expressed these concerns. Limits on coverage were common before Obama's health insurance reforms. Republicans approved their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. And Republicans from states that have expanded Medicaid coverage under the 2010 law have already anxious publicly that the House plan does not "provide stability" for families in Medicaid expansion programs, which would be phased out under the plan.

Global Media Pentagon assessing impact of security-zone agreement in Syria
Author: 0 Pentagon assessing impact of security-zone agreement in Syria

In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters the US-led coalition in Syria had not altered its operations, but declined to comment on the de-escalation zones . Under the Russian plan, President Bashar Assad's air force would halt flights over the designated areas across the war-torn country. Sponsors of the deal hope that safe zones would bring relief for hundreds of thousands of Syrian civilians and encourage refugees to return.

Author: 0 Family want officer who shot black teen charged with crime

They wrote that they are "grateful" Chief Haber had made the decision to fire "the officer responsible for Jordan's murder", but that "there remains a long road ahead". "I have spoken with Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez and Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson regarding this incident". "We are here to serve this community and we're going to continue to do our jobs and we're going to continue to do it to the best of our ability", Haber said.

Global Media UK regional elections expected to give taste of national vote next month
Author: 0 UK regional elections expected to give taste of national vote next month

And a Panelbase poll of voting intentions put the Tories on 33 per cent in Scotland, still eleven points behind the SNP but 20 points ahead of Labour, suggesting the party could take as many as 11 seats from the nationalists. Ms Davidson declared: "Today's result makes one thing crystal clear: all across Scotland, only the Scottish Conservatives have the strength to fight back against the SNP".

Author: 0 Trump 'would not be happy' with another North Korea nuclear test

A U.S. official said the ballistic missile, thought to be a mid-range KN-17, was sacked from a location in the South Pyeongan province in the early hours of Saturday morning local time. "The relationship I have with China, it's been already acclaimed as being something very special, something very different than we've ever had". "People are saying, 'Is he sane?' I have no idea, " the president said.

Global Media Senior White House officials tout Trump's first foreign trip as president
Author: 0 Senior White House officials tout Trump's first foreign trip as president

Emphasizing that weeks of work by the White House, the National Security Council staff and other security agencies preceded Thursday's announcement, they described a strategy in which Trump sets long-range goals and objectives - such as Israeli-Palestinian peace, or the defeat of the Islamic State and global terrorism in general - finds willing partners to address them under USA leadership, and maintains flexibility on how to achieve them.

Author: 0 Israel Attacks Syrian Arms Depot Near Damascus Airport

State television blamed the explosion on Israel, saying it had attacked the location with several missiles from inside the occupied Golan Heights, which Israel controls. Things are getting tense between Israel and Syria, with the latest provocation coming before sunrise Thursday. "We consider that all countries should avoid any actions that lead to higher tensions in such a troubled region and call for Syrian sovereignty to be respected", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, ...

Author: 0 Ukip 'still on the pitch' despite local polls drubbing - Paul Nuttall

Ballots were counted Friday from contests for local councils in Scotland, Wales and many parts of England, as well as from mayoral competitions in several cities. And Jeremy Corbyn's party was pushed into third place in Scotland, where Tories added at least 110 councillors. In Lincolnshire, where Ukip leader Paul Nuttall is standing in the general election in Boston and Skegness, the party went from being the official Opposition to having no seats at all as the Tories gained 23 seats.

Global Media India blames Pak-based terror outfits for Af military base attack
Author: 0 India blames Pak-based terror outfits for Af military base attack

In Friday's attack, gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms struck the compound of the 209th Corps of the Afghan National Army in northern Balkh province, killing and wounding scores. According to United States data, between January and November a year ago, at least 6,785 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and 11,777 injured.

Author: 0 White House clarifies Trump's comments on Australia's healthcare system

On Thursday, Trump claimed an "unbelievable" victory when House Republicans narrowly passed a bill meant to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act. Independent Sen. Trump played down the 25 minutes testy phone call exchange that was expected to be an hour-long call, saying "We had a great telephone call". Mr Turnbull also drew criticism after he told Mr Trump in front of reporters: "Congratulations on your vote today".

Global Media Tanzania police say 35 killed as bus with students crashes
Author: 0 Tanzania police say 35 killed as bus with students crashes

The school bus crashed into the front of a white vehicle at approximately 8:30 a.m. School district officials said the injured boy was taken to Immanuel Medical Center. The message informed parents of students at the school about the accident and mentioned that the parents of the students aboard the school bus involved in the crash would be personally contacted by the school.

Global Media ASEAN leaders 'concerned' over North Korean missile tests
Author: 0 ASEAN leaders 'concerned' over North Korean missile tests

The statement went easy on China by avoiding tacit references to its building and arming of its manmade islands. A final ASEAN statement, which was not made available until Sunday, dropped the references to "land reclamation and militarization" included in the text issued at last year's meeting in Laos and an earlier, unpublished version seen by Reuters on Saturday.

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

Mr Tillerson called on Asean countries to fully implement United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang, which is working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the USA, and to show a united front on the issue, Mr Murphy said. Balakrishnan, whose country signed the TPP, stressed the importance of U.S. -ASEAN business ties - annual trade of $100-billion supporting half a million and $274-billion of U.S.

Author: 0 Trump Meets Palestinian Leader Abbas to Weigh Peace Prospects

Abbas, speaking through a translator, said Palestinians were committed to a peace agreement that would create two separate states based on the 1967 borders. "Now, Mr. President, with you we have hope". Trump, they added, will reiterate his belief that Israeli settlement construction on land claimed by the Palestinians does not advance peace prospects.

Author: 0 Russia: Syrian safe zones plan to take effect at midnight

The safe zone agreement has not been signed by Syrian government officials or the rebel forces fighting them. But the opposition reacted harshly, blasting the deal as lacking legitimacy. But analysts say there is much yet to be negotiated on Syria and remaining differences between Turkey and Russian Federation. Russian Federation and Iran have backed Assad during the conflict.

Global Media Rivers start to drop, but flood crisis isn't over yet
Author: 0 Rivers start to drop, but flood crisis isn't over yet

Five people have died in Missouri, officials there said. The Meramec reached record and near-record levels at several towns after torrential rains last weekend caused a sudden jump in the river level. Brian Emfinger, a reporter for CNN affiliate KATV, took aerial images and video of flooding near Pocahontas, Arkansas, in the northeastern part of the state, where floodwaters overtopped a levee.

Global Media White House fires its first female chief usher
Author: 0 White House fires its first female chief usher

In addition to the slain SEAL, at least two other Americans were wounded , one official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive operations. "We continue to support our Somali and regional partners to systematically dismantle this al Qaeda affiliate, and help them to achieve stability and security throughout the region as part of the global counterterrorism effort", U.S.

Global Media San Antonio Spurs' Parker out for rest of playoffs with knee injury
Author: 0 San Antonio Spurs' Parker out for rest of playoffs with knee injury

The San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets meet in game three of the National Basketball Association second round playoffs Friday at the Toyota Center . "I thought it was just like a Charley horse because he got hit in the quad", Ginobili said. Covered by the NBA's best perimeter defender for parts of the night, Harden had his worst shooting night of any playoff game in his career, missing 14 of his 17 field goal attempts.

Author: 0 Russia says Syria safe zones closed to US-coalition jets

The new Memorandum comes two days after a phone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his USA counterpart Donald Trump . The Russian diplomat also said that the memorandum stipulated that a ceasefire in the designated areas would be declared starting from May 6.

Author: 0 France election: Le Pen and Macron spar ahead of run-off

As many as 9,000 police officers were expected to be on the streets in Paris to cope with other rallies by anti-fascist groups, those who reject both candidates and Front National founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, who was expelled from the party by his own daughter, staging his own march.

Author: 0 Syrian 'de-escalation' zones that exclude US warplanes to begin at midnight

Syrian, Russian, Turkish and US -led coalition aircraft sometimes operate in the same areas in Syria. Under the Russian plan, President Bashar Assad's air force would halt flights over the designated areas across the war-torn country. The ministry says in a statement on Thursday that the agreement noted efforts to "end all use of weapons, including by aircrafts between clashing parties" and ensure the flow of humanitarian aid.

Author: 0 Here's How Kentucky's Reps Voted On The GOP Health Care Bill

There are more than 880,000 non-elderly Kentuckians with pre-existing conditions . Dan Heckman, general manager at Heckman Healthcare Service & Supplies Inc., expressed similar concerns and said there was an obvious red flag that seemed to be ignored.

Global Media House overwhelmingly backs new sanctions against North Korea
Author: 0 House overwhelmingly backs new sanctions against North Korea

US lawmakers took a step in that direction Thursday when the Republican-led House voted to slap North Korea with new sanctions targeting its shipping industry and use of slave labor. have already put many rounds of sanctions on the country over the years, which has severely weakened the North Korean economy and its lower and middle classes, but this has not led to any change in the government's approach.

Author: 0 CIA plotting biochemical assassination of Kim Jong

The statement, carried by North Korea's official news agency and read on state TV, didn't describe how the alleged plot was broken up or give the full name of the North Korean suspect, identifying him only by his surname, Kim, and didn't say whether anyone else was in custody.

Author: 0 Govt forces, rebels clash in northwest Syria after de-escalation takes effect -Observatory

The memorandum designates four areas in Syria as safe zones, where armed groups opposing the Syrian government and not supporting a jihadist agenda would be protected from attacks. Russian Aerospace Forces have already, on May 1 paused their airstrikes in the areas demarcated as safe zones, Russia's Defense Ministry said . There were reports that the safe zones would be no-fly areas for warplanes from the US-led coalition.

Global Media Tillerson reaffirms US' continued ties with South-East Asia
Author: 0 Tillerson reaffirms US' continued ties with South-East Asia

Washington is to host the first round of the U.S. Reports said all ASEAN members have diplomatic relations with North Korea and five have embassies there. strategic partner", which is shown by Trump's commitment to attend regional summits in the Philippines and Vietnam in November. Considering the vast majority of North Korea's trade is with China , its long-time ally, these secondary sanctions would most likely be on Chinese firms.

Author: 0 SUV accelerates, crashes during auto auction; 3 dead, 9 hurt

The remaining eight are in serious condition. Reported crash involves vehicle at auto auction site. Geraldo DeLima, 46, a Somerville resident said he had been at the auction looking for auto deals and was still inside when the vehicle came plowing through the crowd.

Author: 0 Local polls boost May five weeks before UK general election

The Labour party sought to play down its drubbing with the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, claiming the party had "all to play for" in the General Election. "But in this particular case people are not voting Tory vs Labour, it is more reflective of Labour weaknesses than of Tory strength". The collapse of Ukip, combined with a weaker than expected performance by the Liberal Democrats, will make many Labour seats highly vulnerable to Conservative challengers.

Author: 0 Trump to work on 'perhaps the toughest deal'

The policy has always been a bedrock policy of successive U.S. administrations and the global community. In doing so, Trump committed his administration to helping to resolve the decades-old conflict, something his three direct predecessors have failed to achieve.

Global Media Virginia officials comment on House health care vote
Author: 0 Virginia officials comment on House health care vote

It returns regulatory power to the states - where it belongs - so that governors can run state-specific programs instead of a top-down, one-size-fits-all approach. The bill now heads for the Senate, where it is expected to change, and the plan leaves many important coverage decisions up to the states. Sari Stevens, executive director of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates: "This is the worst bill for women's health in a generation".

Global Media North Korea: US and South Korea tried to assassinate Kim Jong Un
Author: 0 North Korea: US and South Korea tried to assassinate Kim Jong Un

North Korea has alleged that USA and South Korean agents are plotting to kill Kim Jong-un, its leader. According to North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency , "a ugly terrorists' group" directed by CIA and South Korean spies "ideologically corrupted" a North Korean dissident identified as "Kim" and paid the man more than $20,000 to carry out the attack.

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