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Author: 0 Wife of American detained in Pyongyang pleads for release

Kim Mi-ok said her husband had been falsely accused. The school in question is the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), which was founded in 2010. A similar round of talks, also involving Choe, had been due to take place in the United States in March, but the North Korean delegation was denied USA visas at the last moment after the killing of the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the global airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, an assassination U.S.

Global Media Conman posing as Adele's manager arrested
Author: 0 Conman posing as Adele's manager arrested

Brian Bieber, Dickins's attorney, said, "Mr. Dickins has finally breathed a sign of relief and hopes this fraud against him will stop once and for all". Jackson and his wife were arrested, while the other woman was allowed to go free. This isn't the first time the couple have posed as Dickins; according to Billboard , Jackson and Lii have also previously impersonated the manager in order to request tickets and merch from artists including Rihanna, Drake, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, ...

Author: 0 Roberts leading Wales on 2-test rugby tour in June

Sports marketing company TLA Worldwide PLC said on Tuesday it has been appointed by World Rugby as its partner to deliver the Tonga versus Wales test match in Auckland, New Zealand in June 16. Add in the likes of Seb Davies, Ryan Elias and Owen Williams of Leicester and it's an exciting mix. "June has historically been a struggle for us because you've got the need to bring players from five franchises together and traditionally it takes a little time".

Author: 0 ACLU warns Texas travelers about 'sanctuary city' law

Abbott on Sunday, in a surprise Facebook Live broadcast where he signed the bill. "There's nothing positive that this bill does in the community or in law enforcement", he told a news conference on Tuesday. Republicans have a strong majority in the Legislature and shoved aside Democratic objections, even as President Donald Trump's efforts to withhold federal funding for sanctuary cities have hit roadblocks in federal courts.

Author: 0 Texas sheriff battles GOP governor over sanctuary city law

McManus said, referring to an officer's reason for inquiring about a person's immigration status. "The fight against Senate Bill 4 is just beginning". The travel alert was issued by the ACLU branches of 22 states, including California. "Citizens expect law enforcement to enforce the law, and citizens deserve lawbreakers to face legal consequences", said Abbott.

Author: 0 AAP suspends Kapil Mishra from party's primary membership

Mishra also alleged that Health Minister Satyendar Jain had settled a Rs 50-crore land deal for Kejriwal's brother-in-law in south Delhi's Chhattarpur area. No CBI enquiry against me, ' he said. Tax officials say they the party, which is headed by Arvind Kejriwal, has been unable to explain the source of 2 crores of donations received by it ahead of the 2015 election.

Global Media British PM May vows energy price cap if re-elected
Author: 0 British PM May vows energy price cap if re-elected

Theresa May has pledged to end the scandal of rip-off gas and electricity bills by bringing in an energy price cap following a Conservative general election victory. According to data released by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) a year ago, 70% of customers of Britain's "Big Six" energy providers - British Gas owner Centrica, SSE, E.ON, EDF, Scottish Power and nPower - have failed to switch from the highest standard variable tariffs.

Global Media Pakistan Says to Use Google Maps in Afghan Border Dispute
Author: 0 Pakistan Says to Use Google Maps in Afghan Border Dispute

Additional contingents of the army and Frontier Corps have been dispatched to the Pak-Afghan border. The situation on the Afghan border remained calm on Saturday but the security forces on both sides remained alert and there was no traffic between Chaman and Kandahar for the second day.

Global Media ISIS beheads Russian intelligence officer in Syria
Author: 0 ISIS beheads Russian intelligence officer in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry reportedly has denied one of its service members was captured and killed by IS jihadists, according to Russian media. The man, named in the video as Evgeny Petrenko, had also appeared in a three-minute IS propaganda clip in September of 2016.

Global Media Afghan ISIS chief Abdul Hasib killed in raid
Author: 0 Afghan ISIS chief Abdul Hasib killed in raid

The head of the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan was killed in a USA military raid last month. Two U.S. Army Rangers also died in the attack that killed Hasib, part of an operation that included drone strikes that began in March along the border with Pakistan.

Author: 0 Scottish Tories 'could win up to 15 Westminster seats'

The SNP nearly swept the board in the 2015 general election when it took 56 of the 59 Scottish seats up for grabs. Nevertheless, the SNP (slightly) overplayed its hand in this election, giving the impression it would win overall control of local authorities in Aberdeen and Glasgow.

Author: 0 Obama warned Trump against naming Flynn to key security post

Based on what we now know about Michael Flynn and his fallout with the White House, it seems clear that Yates did the Trump administration and the country a good service by doing what she did. McGahn asked at a second meeting the next day, according to Yates. "In the over 200 years of the Department of Justice history, are you aware of any instance in which the Department of Justice has formally approved the legality of a policy and three days later the attorney general has directed the ...

Author: 0 Is ISIS Militant Head Leader In Afghanistan Dead - Find Out Here

The raid was conducted near the site where U.S. military dropped the "Mother Of All Bombs" - a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast device on April 13. According to the U.S. military, "hundreds" of ISIS fighters have been killed or captured since Afghan-U.S. forces launched an offensive against ISIS-K in Nangarhar.

Global Media Wildfire prompts evacuations in Georgia town
Author: 0 Wildfire prompts evacuations in Georgia town

In the United States on the border of Georgia and Florida , a fire destroyed more than 40 thousand hectares of forest, rescue workers evacuated people. "It's going to have to get pretty close to the house, I think, before we just head out", James Burnsed said. Mason Pair and his wife had packed up their valuables and had a ladder standing by to put sprinklers on their roof Monday in St.

Global Media Iran warns will hit militant
Author: 0 Iran warns will hit militant "safe havens" inside Pakistan

The statement came following an attack inside Iranian territory which left 10 Iranian border guards killed last month. The Iran-Pakistan border has witnessed unrest because of drug smuggling gangs and militants in the region. One day later on April 27, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a letter to Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, calling on Islamabad to prosecute and bring to justice the perpetrators of the attack.

Author: 0 Rangers 1 Celtic 5: Champions rampant in Old Firm rout

Then Celtic full-back Mikael Lustig, the most unlikely of scorers, paraded through the Rangers defence to curl home a stunning fifth, his first of the season, and celebrate wildly in front of the visiting support. McGregor nipped in to hustle Emerson Hyndman out of possession in the 18th minute and fed Griffiths to crash into the top corner. Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said his players were sensational in their second win over their city rivals in six days.

Global Media Three convicted for rape and murder of Pune techie, sentencing on Tuesday
Author: 0 Three convicted for rape and murder of Pune techie, sentencing on Tuesday

The software engineer from an IT firm in Kharadi was kidnapped on the evening of October 7, 2009 from Kharadi bypass, when she was waiting for transport to go home. The prosecution told the court that the investigation revealed that the victim was kidnapped and later gang-raped in a auto. One of the accused, Raut escaped while being escorted to the Sassoon Hospital here on 17, September, 2011, for treatment.

Global Media North Korean missile test an open defiance: McMaster
Author: 0 North Korean missile test an open defiance: McMaster

The situation on the Korean peninsula aggravated since North Korea carried out a number of missile launches and nuclear tests. Some analysts say a missile the North test fired April 5 , which USA officials identified as a Scud variant, also might have been a KN-17.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans Embarrassed Themselves in the Sally Yates Hearings Today

It "shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, given that General Flynn had worked for President Obama, was an outspoken critic of President Obama's shortcomings", Spicer said. Separately Monday, former Obama officials said that Obama had raised general concerns about Flynn with Trump and had told the incoming president there were better people for the national security post.

Global Media US Treasury secretary says to cut corporate tax rate to 15 percent
Author: 0 US Treasury secretary says to cut corporate tax rate to 15 percent

Much of Trump's income from his various businesses are taxed as "pass-through" corporations, a category that requires owners under current rules to pay individual tax rates as high as 39.6 percent. The tri-state area would be hit hard by elimination of the deduction for state and local income taxes. Florida, on the other hand, has no income tax.

Author: 0 Budget 2017: ScoMo's promise of cost of living help

It will cost $209m over four years. As a result, the federal budget deficit is seen shrinking from A$37.6 billion (US$27.6 billion) in fiscal 2017, or 2.1 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), to A$29 billion next year and A$21 billion in fiscal 2019, with a modest A$7 billion surplus projected by fiscal 2021.

Author: 0 New Hamas chief makes 1st public appearance in native Gaza

Hamdan said he was hopeful that Haniya could "repair and reform the situation" and his election can "help the reconciliation agreement [with Hamas's main Palestinian rival Fatah, in control of the West Bank] implemented on the ground", as Haniya resides in Gaza .

Global Media It's time AAP accepts people have rejected Kejriwal: Kapil Mishra
Author: 0 It's time AAP accepts people have rejected Kejriwal: Kapil Mishra

He also dared Kejriwal to fight an election against him from a seat of his choice. "This is an extremely serious kind of allegation that Kapil Mishra has raised straight on Kejriwal". Kejriwal, a 58-year-old former civil servant, campaigned to rid the Indian political system and governance of corruption and inefficiency. The party asserted that was Mishra was making baseless allegations against Kejriwal "out of desperation" after being expelled from the Cabinet.

Author: 0 UK's Labour leader says he won't try to reverse Brexit

During last year's leadership contest, shadow chancellor John McDonnell - one of Mr Corbyn's closest allies - signalled they would both have to stand down if the party lost a general election. "Labour wants a jobs-first Brexit". Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party faced a challenge on a "historic scale" to win back power, but insisted he could close the gap on the Tories.

Global Media The next-in-line to the Le Pen political dynasty to quit
Author: 0 The next-in-line to the Le Pen political dynasty to quit

The report (in French) says she will make the announcement tomorrow and won't stand for elections in June. She is one of the best known figures in the party and one of only two FN lawmakers in the outgoing parliament. Soon after the election defeat, Marechal-Le Pen said Le Pen's toning down of her stance on seeking an exit from the euro currency had come too late, and failed to convince voters who anxious about that part of her programme.

Author: 0 Mattis cites good talks with Turkey on fighting IS in Syria

The US sees the 50,000-strong Syrian Democratic Forces as the most effective force fighting ISIS in Syria and has armed the non-Kurdish Arab elements of that group for some time. Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would be equipped to help drive IS from its stronghold, Raqqa, a spokeswoman said. In Tuesday's statement, the Pentagon sought to reassure Turkey that the committed to its security.

Author: 0 West Mims fire now 138000 acres, St. George evacuated

Smoke is seen during sunset as the West Mims fire burns in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge , Georgia, a photo released April 29, 2017. "First Responders are NOT coming door to door, because they are fighting this approaching fire to try to save your homes", the refuge said on its Facebook page.

Author: 0 Trump advisor meets with key critic of Venezuela's Maduro

Lilian Tintori, front fourth from right, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, leads a sit-in blocking the Franciso Fajardo highway after a women march against repression was blocked from reaching the Interior Mini. He called for Maduro to "listen to the voice of the Venezuelan people", in a message posted on Facebook . Many Venezuelans are closely watching the armed forces, who have the potential to tip the balance if they disobey government instructions or give Maduro a nudge ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump signs executive order promoting free speech and religious liberty

In the hours since it was signed, the order has received mixed reactions. "Today's executive order will not affect that longstanding policy". Trump had vowed on the campaign trail to protect religious liberties. Baylor called that "sort of self-evident", rather than the kind of shift in policy his organization is advocating. There is a future legal battle coming down the road on the Johnson Amendment , but the actual Trump executive turned out not to live up to the White House hype.

Author: 0 Israeli Airstrikes Reported Near Syria's Damascus Airport

The incident came after Syria accused Israel of striking a military installation near the airport, setting off a series of pre-dawn explosions. Israel and Hezbollah fought a devastating 34-day war in 2006 which killed 1,200 people in Lebanon, mainly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers.

Author: 0 US to provide 'limited arms' to Kurdish fighters in Syria

For the USA administration, which is skeptical that the Turkish-backed force is large enough or sufficiently trained, the decision sets Trump's wish for quick battlefield victories against the need to maintain its strategic alliance with Turkey.

Author: 0 Star Wars fans, what day is today?

This message, referring to the day of victory, was 'May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. His scores for The Empire Strikes Back , Return of the Jedi , and The Force Awakens each were nominated for Oscars for Best Original Score. Disney's accelerated blueprint for " Star Wars " involves a deeply integrated universe and steady diet of projects built into and around the existing canon.

Global Media House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill, averting government shutdown
Author: 0 House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill, averting government shutdown

Republicans praised $15 billion in additional Pentagon spending obtained by Trump, as well as $1.5 billion in emergency spending for border security, though not for the wall he has vowed to build along the U.S. The House is scheduled to vote on the bipartisan $1.1 trillion measure Wednesday afternoon. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would debate the bill this week, and that most Republicans did not favour a change in the rules to make it easier to pass legislation ...

Global Media Trump's travel ban faces new test
Author: 0 Trump's travel ban faces new test

Trump's campaign vow to implement a Muslim ban is at the core of both lawsuits. "Its text doesn't have to anything to do with religion", argued Wall. law. Judge Henry Floyd, a Democratic appointee, asked Wall if there was "anything other than willful blindness" that could prevent the court from interpreting Trump's earlier remarks in connection with the policy.

Global Media North Korea detains another American citizen
Author: 0 North Korea detains another American citizen

The KCNA didn't say whether the two cases are connected. "A relevant institution is now conducting detailed investigation into his crimes", it added. "The relevant authority is now carrying out a detailed investigation into the crime of Kim Hak-song", it said.

Author: 0 United States forces to monitor situation along Syria-Turkey border: YPG commander

However, the US giving supplies to the terrorist PKK and its PYD/YPG offshoots helped the terror group spread across one-fifth of Syria, thus posing a major threat to Turkey. Turkey has said the strikes were conducted to prevent infiltration of Kurdish rebels, weapons, ammunition and explosives from Syria and northern Iraq into Turkey.

Author: 0 79 people forced to evacuate Georgia wildfire

George in Georgia's Charlton County as wind gusts and dry conditions were raising the risk of the fire spreading. A wildfire that has consumed more than 133,000 acres in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has escaped containment, forcing the mandatory evacuation of homes in South Charlton County.

Author: 0 Court sentences Jakarta governor Ahok to two years jail for blasphemy

The Supreme Court in Indonesia has sentenced the minority Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, to two years in prison after he was found guilty of blasphemy against Islam. The maximum sentence for blasphemy in Indonesia is five years in prison. Massive street protests in the past six months against Ahok and today's verdict are among the signs of an increasing religious conservatism in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

Author: 0 Gen. Michael Hayden: Trump White House Unable to Admit Basic Facts

There is no timeline for either investigation, and they are likely to extend into the next year, providing fodder for a prolonged battle of nerves between the Trump White House and its opponents. Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians". Despite firing Flynn, Trump has tried to paint his former national security adviser as a victim of illegal leaks of classified information by Obama officials.

Author: 0 Trump to meet Pope Francis in Rome May 24

On Wednesday he hosted Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, pledging to help end the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. Trump is expected to go from the three-country stint on to an already planned visit to Brussels, Belgium for a meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders on May 25.

Author: 0 International Court of Justice stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's hanging

Ordering the stay, President of the International Court of Justice Ronny Abraham directed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to "act in such a way so as to enable the court to enforce any decision it takes on the Indian plea", effectively staying Mr.

Author: 0 Kushner Family Pitch To Chinese Investors Highlights Controversial Visa Program

Kushner stepped down as chief executive of Kushner Companies in January. That's because her husband Jared Kushner, fellow investor in Trump's Washington D.C. Some of the changes include raising the threshold of money required to benefit from the program, from $500,000 to $1.35 million for the minimum level, and to tighten the requirements to qualify as a "Targeted Employment Area" - to ensure that such designations are reserved for areas that actually would benefit high unemployment areas.

Author: 0 Russian Federation says Syria de-escalation deal takes effect at midnight

The United States and Russian Federation will resume an airspace deconfliction agreement aimed at avoiding mid-air collisions, Reuters reported Saturday. The Observatory said government forces shelled and bombed the nearby town of Latamneh and surrounding areas. The Observatory and opposition activist Ahmad al-Masalmeh said four opposition fighters were killed in the southern province of Daraa after they were targeted by government forces.

Author: 0 Donald Trump sends military to Syria-Turkey border

The Syriac Military Council, a Christian militia in Syria opposed to the Assad regime, condemned Turkey for bombing its USA -backed Kurdish allies who are fighting ISIS. Political leaders in Rojava, and Kurdish rights activists across the globe, have been calling for a full no-fly zone to protect the region, which houses millions of people including Syrians displaced by the war and worldwide volunteers.