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Global Media General election 2017: Labour have to 'come out fighting'
Author: 0 General election 2017: Labour have to 'come out fighting'

They won tightly-fought battles for elected mayors in the West Midlands and Tees Valley and forced Labour into third place in its former stronghold of Scotland. Speaking at a campaign event in Derby, the Labour leader played heavily on the gap between rich and poor, asking his audience "are we going to let that [gap] get wider and wider"? The Lib Dems have 118 councillors, a net loss of 13; Plaid Cymru in Wales is on 44, a net gain of six and the Greens are on 10, a net gain of four.

Global Media Trump says Russian Federation 'laughing up their sleeves' at turmoil
Author: 0 Trump says Russian Federation 'laughing up their sleeves' at turmoil

After Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited President Donald Trump while he was in town this week, Lavrov announced Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in July. Cohen, the former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, replied. The Kremlin has hidden bugs in sensitive United States facilities. Aside from accusations of collusion between Trump associates and Russian officials during last year's campaign, there are still multiple probes into whether ...

Global Media A 'white hot' Trump stewed over Comey's fate
Author: 0 A 'white hot' Trump stewed over Comey's fate

You're kidding", he said, turning back to mug for the press as Tillerson tried to urge him away. Trump's talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will take place after his meetings earlier Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Author: 0 Ismail Haniyeh elected new Hamas chief

Haniyeh's election comes shortly after Hamas unveiled a new, allegedly more pragmatic political program aimed at ending the group's worldwide isolation. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia also classified the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization because both countries deemed the Islamists as a threat to its inherited royal rule.

Global Media With new president, new faces for French parliament
Author: 0 With new president, new faces for French parliament

Valls", Jean-Paul Delevoye, who chooses Macron's party's candidates, told Europe 1 radio on Wednesday. "I can work in a government majority", said Bruno Le Maire, a senior Republicans official, who had been an aide of presidential candidate Francois Fillon, and is tipped by some to become the new foreign minister.

Global Media Pakistan reaches lunch on 227-3 in 3rd test in West Indies
Author: 0 Pakistan reaches lunch on 227-3 in 3rd test in West Indies

Misbah (59) and Sarfraz Ahmed would add 37 for the sixth wicket before the skipper threw his wicket away becoming Chase's fourth victim of the innings. Chase and Joseph picked up one wicket apiece. The 25-year-old Aamir tasted his first real success on the tour of the West Indies with 11 wickets but former fast bowling greats like Wasim Akram still feel that the left-armer needs to improve his bowling.

Global Media Victor Cruz to meet with Jacksonville Jaguars
Author: 0 Victor Cruz to meet with Jacksonville Jaguars

Free agent Victor Cruz will be visiting the Jaguars and Bears. Cruz is also set to visit with the Jaguars on May 23. This comes shortly after it was reported that Cruz was visiting the Jacksonville Jaguars on May 23rd, who are now being run by his former head coach with the Giants , Tom Coughlin.

Author: 0 Dem lawmaker urges Justice Dept. watchdog to probe Comey firing

Clinton has blamed Comey's late-in-the-game announcement, amongst other issues, for her surprise defeat last November. "I was going to fire him regardless of recommendations", Trump told NBC in an interview, after days in which the White House has struggled to convince Congress and the American public that the move was not politically motivated.

Author: 0 Deja vu as softer South Korean leader could alienate ally US

Mr Moon, who took office on Wednesday, favours engagement with the North - whose key diplomatic backer is China - to bring it to the negotiating table over its nuclear and missile ambitions. Moon responded that he's aware of China's concerns and asked Xi to help resolve the difficulties facing South Korean businesses in China, it said. The two Koreas remain technically at war and under South Korean law its citizens need government permission to go to the North.

Author: 0 KING: Comey calling Trump 'crazy' shows we've crossed the line

The FBI has been in turmoil", Trump told NBC News in his first interview since firing Comey. "Regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey, knowing there was no good time to do it", Trump said . The Trump administration said on Tuesday Comey was sacked because of his handling of the Clinton email probe. At Thursday's Intelligence Committee hearing, Wyden asked CIA Director Mike Pompeo if he was aware of the Justice Department's concerns about Flynn in the early weeks of the ...

Global Media Deaths from fentanyl and related drugs on rise in Washington
Author: 0 Deaths from fentanyl and related drugs on rise in Washington

The rate of fentanyl present in opioid-related deaths reached 77.5 percent in the second quarter of 2016, from a low of 18 percent in the third quarter of 2014 . Bharel said it is hard for users to tell the difference between heroin and fentanyl, which is much more powerful than heroin and is not commonly prescribed.

Author: 0 One Belt, One Road Opportunity to benefit USA companies | Anders Phillippe

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will inject strong vitality into Africa-China cooperation. "We have good co-operation with our Chinese partners and business connections", said Kjell Ove Breivik, CEO of Utkilen AS. The government of Syria is also sending a Cabinet-level minister, the Syrian ambassador to China told Reuters this week.

Global Media US Senate confirms Trump trade representative ahead of NAFTA talks
Author: 0 US Senate confirms Trump trade representative ahead of NAFTA talks

In an 82-14 vote, the Senate approved Lighthizer as USA trade representative, to assume a major role in trade talks with other countries under Trump's "America First" agenda. "The words "overshadow" and "Bob Lighthizer" shouldn't appear in the same sentence", says Clyde Prestowitz, a Commerce official in the Reagan administration and a longtime critic of USA trade policy.

Author: 0 White House Angry With Russia Over Oval Office Photos

President Donald Trump kept his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey extraordinarily close to the vest in the 48 hours leading up to the stunning announcement, people close to the White House said, before ultimately concluding that Comey "was his own man" and could not be trusted in a role so pivotal to the presidency.

Author: 0 Big banks fume over hefty new Australia levy

Banks will also be forced to report any misconduct under new mandatory reporting rules. The government is also planning to impose a 50% on foreign ownership in new property developments, which the government sees as a way of "increasing the housing stock for Australian purchasers".

Author: 0 James Comey committed atrocities as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief: White House

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from Russian Federation decisions. The news that President Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday created a firestorm in Washington. "It may take a long time but we could get a pretty deep investigation", says William Banks, a law professor and founding director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism at Syracuse University in NY.

Author: 0 How will the new bank tax affect consumers?

The tax lifted stock prices of smaller lenders as investors bet it would crimp the big banks' competitiveness. It is a tax on every Australian who benefits from, and is part of, our industry. In contrast, Australia's banks had their borrowing guaranteed by the government during the crisis. "No taxpayer funds have been used to prop up the Australian banks".

Global Media Kushner Business Goes Abroad Seeking Investors in NJ Project
Author: 0 Kushner Business Goes Abroad Seeking Investors in NJ Project

Journalists who attended a sales pitch in Beijing on Saturday - before they were ejected by the organizers - said that Meyer mentioned her brother during the presentation, which included a photo of President Trump identifying him as a key-decision maker on the fate of the EB-5 program.

Author: 0 North Korea has a long history of odd accusations

North Korea claimed in 2012 that South Korean spies persuaded a defector from the North to infiltrate the country and try to destroy statues of state founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of Kim Jong Un. In fact, the USA and North Korea's relationship has become so strained that China - North Korea's main ally - told the two countries to "stop irritating each other".

Author: 0 Donald Trump meets senior Russian diplomat at White House

Of course, we only know that thanks to photos from Russia's state news agency. "You're kidding. You're kidding" as he posed on Wednesday for photographs with U.S. Lavrov dismissed the idea that President Trump would consider it necessary to probe Russia's role in USA politics. Tillerson and Lavrov spoke about the importance of allowing the delivery of humanitarian aid to civilians in Syria.

Global Media Russia: US Welcomed Syria De-Escalation Zones Deal, Has All Information on Memorandum
Author: 0 Russia: US Welcomed Syria De-Escalation Zones Deal, Has All Information on Memorandum

Lavrentyev, whose remarks were carried by Russian news agencies, said USA -led coalition aircraft would be able to operate against the Islamic State group in specific areas, but the "de-escalation zones" were now closed to their flights. Several ceasefires have been agreed since Syria's conflict broke out in March 2011, but they have failed to permanently stem the fighting. TASS reported Thursday that Moscow says no warplanes will fly over the four safe zones.

Author: 0 Russia's FM Lavrov finds many corners in the Oval Office

It would also signal that the two countries have improved ties that Trump recently described as being at an "all-time low". Lavrov, who last set foot in Washington in August 2013, dismissed all claims of election meddling as "fabrications" - echoing Trump's claim that they amount to "fake news".

Global Media Scots primary school bans fidget spinners over injury fears
Author: 0 Scots primary school bans fidget spinners over injury fears

Fidget spinners are marketed as a new "fidget toy" for kids, something that might help them concentrate, particularly if they are on the Autism Spectrum or have ADHD. "At that point, teachers just have to make those decisions themselves". Marlyn Sherman, 66, whose granddaughter Farrah Sherman - aged five - attends the school, said: "I can understand this for safety reasons because if they are thrown or not used sensibly then someone could get hurt".

Global Media Trump Approval Ratings Hit New Near-Historic Low
Author: 0 Trump Approval Ratings Hit New Near-Historic Low

Perhaps even more troubling for the president: The folks who made up his base in November's election appear to be growing tired. Interestingly, the reason the numbers have ticked down appears to be the group that elected Trump in the first place: white, working-class voters.

Author: 0 China's Xi discusses nuclear issue with new South Korean president

The TV programme also accused the USA of speeding up the deployment before the conservative government in South Korea handed over power. SOUTH Korea's President Moon Jae-in is to send special envoys to China to discuss issues concerning a United States missile defense system and North Korea.

Global Media Germany's Gabriel says agrees with Turkish PM on need to improve ties
Author: 0 Germany's Gabriel says agrees with Turkish PM on need to improve ties

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in his message on the occasion of Europe Day, which is celebrated in the EU on 9 may, has criticized the European Union for spreading "discrimination, cultural racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia". Turkish President Erdogan has said he will approve the reinstatement of capital punishment if the Turkish parliament submits such a proposal or if it is approved in a referendum.

Global Media Suspected killer of Hamas commander arrested - leader
Author: 0 Suspected killer of Hamas commander arrested - leader

He said more details would be released in the coming days and that the suspect would face execution. Fuqaha, a senior member of Hamas' military wing, was gunned down on March 24 in the southern Gaza City neighborhood of Tel al-Hawa. Israel has not commented on the killing. The press conference was held in front of Faqha's house in the Gaza Strip. Haniyeh thanked the people of Gaza for "understanding" the measures taken by security services over the past month and a half.

Author: 0 PM Modi speaks to new South Korean President

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in told his Chinese counterpart that he plans to send a special delegation to Beijing for talks on North Korea and a contentious US missile-defense shield, raising the prospect of a thaw in relations between the Asian neighbors.

Global Media What Does Emmanuel Macron's Victory Mean for Europe and for Brexit?
Author: 0 What Does Emmanuel Macron's Victory Mean for Europe and for Brexit?

He expressed Iran's "readiness to constantly exchange views [with the French officials] on bilateral, regional and worldwide issues " and hoped that obstacles in the way of enhanced cooperation would be removed during Macron's tenure. Their candidate, Benoit Hamon, secured only six percent of the vote in the first round on April 23. But EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici, who was finance minister under Hollande from 2012-14, urged his party not to establish itself as Macron's opposition.

Global Media Trump relaxes United States salt reduction targets for school meals
Author: 0 Trump relaxes United States salt reduction targets for school meals

Whole grains: States may grant exemptions to schools experiencing hardship in serving 100 percent of grain products as whole-grain rich for the upcoming school years . According to reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, schools in the U.S. may be given new and more flexible standards on what children are served in schools.

Author: 0 Hanford tunnel containing nuclear waste collapses

It just so happened that this hole - a "subsidence of soil" according to the Energy Department - had appeared above a concrete tunnel with radioactive equipment stored inside. The plant processed plutonium from 1956 to 1972, and again from 1983 to 1988 - more than 70,000 tons of uranium fuel rods, about 75 percent of the plutonium at Hanford.

Global Media Yates, Flynn And The Trump-Russia Investigation
Author: 0 Yates, Flynn And The Trump-Russia Investigation

Yates said she told the White House counsel what she knew about Flynn's conversations so the Trump administration "could take action". Trump tweeted about how the subcommittee should ask Yates who he fired, about "classified information" published by news outlets "soon after she explained it to WH council".

Global Media Turkey's Erdogan demands US reverse decision
Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan demands US reverse decision

The Turkish president's remarks on Wednesday came a day after the USA announced it would arm Syrian Kurdish fighters as a necessary step to recapture the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. "Turkey is a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally. I am not concerned at all about the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance and the relations between our nations".

Global Media Tamil Nadu HSC results 2017 to be released tomorrow at tnresults
Author: 0 Tamil Nadu HSC results 2017 to be released tomorrow at tnresults

TNBSE conducts 10th and 12th exams every year which was merged in 2011, before that exam were conducted by Board of Secondary Education ( TNBSE ) and Board of Higher Secondary Examinations (TNBHSE). The Tamil Nadu Education board is going to host the name-wise, number-wise, college-wise branch-wise HSC results . Early 2011, the Tamil Nadu government have two boards as Board of Secondary Education ( TNBSE ) and Board of Higher Secondary Examinations (TNBHSE).

Author: 0 Hollande meets Merkel for a heartfelt final time as French President

He won on a promise of prosperity for all, and must now unite a country bitterly divided between globalists and nationalists. "I will defend Europe - it is our civilization which is at stake". Ballots are counted by officials in the second round of the 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Tulle, France, May 7, 2017.

Global Media Trump signs executive order to prevent computer hacking
Author: 0 Trump signs executive order to prevent computer hacking

The long-delayed executive came after Trump nearly signed a similar order on electronic security days after taking office in January but was withdrawn to allow more input from various federal agencies and consult with experts. "Trump's cybersecurity executive order is smart policy and a big win for this administration", said Olcott, a former legal adviser to the Senate Commerce Committee and counsel to the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee.

Global Media Sally Yates testifies: Michael Flynn 'could be blackmailed' by Russians
Author: 0 Sally Yates testifies: Michael Flynn 'could be blackmailed' by Russians

Trump fired Flynn, a retired general, in February for failing to disclose talks with Ambassador Sergei Kislyak about United States sanctions on Moscow and then misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations. But what's new is that she told McGahn on that day - and in a follow-up meeting the next day - that not only was Flynn lying to members of the presidential transition about his contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak but also that she had reason to believe he had ...

Global Media Get ready for great, great battles to come, Donald Trump tells America
Author: 0 Get ready for great, great battles to come, Donald Trump tells America

The ad took a characteristic swing at the media, alluding to press reports that said the new president had been unable to pass and sign major legislation in his first 100 days in office. "We are keeping one promise after another", he asserted, adding that he preparing for "the great, great battles to come and that we will win in every case".

Global Media Battle between President and Press Continues
Author: 0 Battle between President and Press Continues

If anything, his absence freed the headlining comedian, The Daily Show star Hasan Minhaj , to take even harsher jabs at the president before laying into the press outlets in attendance. The address was everything we've come to expect from Donald Trump at this point, with lots of focus on him, lots of lies, and a parallel reality in which everything in his disastrous administration is just going peachy.

Global Media EBRD ratchets up Armenia economic growth forecast to 2.5%
Author: 0 EBRD ratchets up Armenia economic growth forecast to 2.5%

He also said that the current financial status of the Bank does not justify an AAA rating. It also preserved its growth forecast for Kazakhstan at 2.4%, for Uzbekistan at 6.2%, for Ukraine at 2% and for Georgia at 3.9%. Independent economists, too, note that Russia's recovery prospects are strong. In 2018 real GDP growth in the region is forecast to increase to 4.6 per cent, driven mainly by a stronger performance in commodity-exporting countries.

Author: 0 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Funding for UNESCO will be frozen

UNESCO's headquarters in Paris, France. In a subsequent statement, the Swedish government explained that it had broken with the rest of the European Union over the vote because it found the resolution's text acceptable. Israel's President Reuven Rivlin called on foreign ambassadors to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "It's a tragedy that the Palestinian Authority (PA) and several Arab countries have sought for a long time to exploit this body to castigate Israel and deny ...

Global Media Austrian vice chancellor announces resignation
Author: 0 Austrian vice chancellor announces resignation

It's impossible to carry out government work while dealing with internal opposition", Mitterlehner, 61, told a press conference in Vienna. Reinhold Mitterlehner has quit in exasperation over simmering disputes within the coalition administration headed by Social Democratic chancellor Christian Kern.

Global Media US criticizes Russian build-up near Baltic states
Author: 0 US criticizes Russian build-up near Baltic states

Additionally, NATO has placed four multinational battalions led by the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland . Asked about a potential Patriot deployment, Grybauskaite would only say that "we need all necessary means for defense and for deterrence, and that's what we will decide together".

Global Media Pakistan Army withdraws tweet that signalled rift with Sharif government
Author: 0 Pakistan Army withdraws tweet that signalled rift with Sharif government

He also said the issue of the media leak to Dawn had been "resolved" and that the Ministry of Interior had fully "implemented recommendations" of the inquiry board in the leak to Almeida. The PM's Office had also recommended referring Dawn to the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) for "necessary disciplinary action", but did not say what the charges against Editor Dawn or Almeida - who wrote the story - were.

Global Media Gorakhpur riots: UP Govt. denies permission for CM Yogi Adityanath's trial
Author: 0 Gorakhpur riots: UP Govt. denies permission for CM Yogi Adityanath's trial

Adityanath was arrested and send to jail for 15 days. The law permits the state government to grant sanction for prosecution under Section 153A (inciting communal violence) of the Indian Penal Code. He also added that the investigating agencies have proposed to close the case. He said that UP cabinet minister Sidhartha Nath Singh, the state chief secretary and principal secretary (planning) will be the three members in the joint working group from UP government's side.

Global Media Kurdish fighters welcome US aid
Author: 0 Kurdish fighters welcome US aid

Ahead of Erdogan's visit, top Turkish officials including Military Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, Intelligence Chief Hakan Fidan and presidential spokesperson and Chief Advisor İbrahim Kalın visited Washington this week. One US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the equipment for the Kurdish fighters could include small arms, ammunition, machine guns, armoured vehicles and engineering equipment.

Global Media Showers today; warmer weather on the way
Author: 0 Showers today; warmer weather on the way

There will be a high of 89 degrees with mostly clear skies Tuesday evening, meteorologist Scott Zedeker said. Friday's forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of 79 and an overnight low of 49. Between a half and three-quarters of an inch of rain is possible. Sunday night cloud cover remains and lows cool to the mid-60s. On Friday night , there is a chance of rain .

Global Media Will President Trump Attack North Korea? 'I Don't Know
Author: 0 Will President Trump Attack North Korea? 'I Don't Know

He added: "And if that happens, we can't allow it to happen". The U.S. and South Korea also started installing a missile defense system that is supposed to be partially operational within days. mainland", Mr Tillerson said. Without making major claims about Kim, he noted that the North Korean leader had assumed power at a young age and was forced to deal with "obviously very tough people".

Author: 0 City thrash Palace to tighten grip on top-four finish

Behind him, captain Vincent Kompany was just as impressive making his fifth successive Premier League start after three seasons troubled by persistent injury problems. The Eagles have a six-point cushion above the relegation zone, and a vastly superior goal difference to both of those teams even after this heavy defeat, but they may require another win to make sure of their survival.