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Author: 0 North Korea open to US talks under 'conditions'

The accusations come amid high tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, which in recent months ramped up missile and nuclear tests in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats said during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that a "very significant" amount of intelligence resources have been dedicated to North Korea.

Author: 0 Missouri lawmakers at loggerheads over in-home care cuts

The House then did likewise in the final moments before the mandatory 6 p.m. deadline to end its work. House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty said, "With complete control of the state government, Republicans proved unable to govern in the 2017 Legislative Session, likely setting the record for the fewest number of bills passed in a regular session in state history".

Global Media White House plays down Trump's praise of Australian health-care system
Author: 0 White House plays down Trump's praise of Australian health-care system

After a bilateral meeting, Trump and Turnbull attended the black tie gala to honor those who fought in the Battle of Coral Sea, celebrate the American-Australian relationship and establish an American-Australian Veterans' Scholarship Fund. On the refugee deal, he said, "We can put the refugee deal behind you and move on". "[Trump] was simply being complimentary of the prime minister and I don't think it was much more than that", she said.

Author: 0 Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas hopeful after first talks with Donald Trump

Abbas reasserted the goal of a Palestinian state, saying it must have East Jerusalem as its capital with the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war. The meeting with Abbas, the Western-backed head of the Palestinian Authority, was another test of whether Trump, in office a little more than 100 days, is serious about pursuing what he has called the "ultimate deal" of Israeli-Palestinian peace that eluded his predecessors.

Author: 0 NHS forced to turn away patients amid cyberattack chaos

Researchers with security software maker Avast said they had observed 126,534 ransomware infections in 99 countries , with Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan the top targets. The security researcher has posted an online account of finding the kill switch, which was also posted to the United Kingdom government's National Cyber Security Centre website.

Author: 0 University confirms N Korea detained another United States citizen

Sen. On Sunday, Kim Hak Song became the fourth American citizen now jailed by the repressive regime, on charges such as espionage and "crimes against the state". "We are well-aware of it, and we are going to work through the embassy of Sweden ... through our State Department to seek the release of the individuals there".

Global Media South Africa to sign new nuclear power pacts after court ruling
Author: 0 South Africa to sign new nuclear power pacts after court ruling

A court in Cape Town last month ruled the government had failed to allow adequate public consultation for preliminary agreements with Russia, South Korea and the United States for the construction of eight reactors. "I have decided that I will not be appealing the decision of the Western Cape High Court on this matter", said Kubayi at a press conference. "We appeal to our stakeholders to stop the temptation to divide the sector between Nuclear and Renewables‚" Kubayi said in a statement.

Global Media CPI asks EC to go beyond EVMs, initiate electoral reforms
Author: 0 CPI asks EC to go beyond EVMs, initiate electoral reforms

Unlike the CPM, which supports the use of EVMs with the mandatory counting of 15 per cent of VVPAT slips, the CPI maintains that the use of EVMs goes against the "ethos of the electorate". "Sad that EC has backed out of hackathon", Kejriwal tweeted on Friday, indicating that his party was not satisfied with the "challenge" the commission agreed to hold.

Author: 0 Manchester City to play Leicester City tonight

Manchester City took a step closer towards guaranteeing a top-four finish in the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Etihad Stadium , but were helped by a disallowed Riyad Mahrez penalty. Next season, we can't let those games go. "But whatever happens at the end of the season, one thing for sure is my heart will be here and my love for this club is massive".

Global Media White House: Trump's morning tweets about Comey 'not a threat'
Author: 0 White House: Trump's morning tweets about Comey 'not a threat'

Also Friday, Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) said he hopes to have Mr. Comey testify next week in an open hearing of the intelligence committee, which is conducting a broad investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election and possible contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Author: 0 White House refuses to say if conversations are being taped

He declined to do so at least twice during the dinner, The Times reported, citing two people close to Comey who had knowledge of the conversation. "Let me repeat that the president has been told by the FBI director that he is not under FBI investigation, that is right in the president's letter", Conway said.

Global Media Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds
Author: 0 Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

The issue is set to dominate talks between Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his American counterpart Donald Trump next week, the first meeting between the two heads of state. John Dorrian, told reporters at the Pentagon Wednesday that the weapons would be delivered to the Kurds soon. The Pentagon said only that Mr Mattis "reiterated United States commitment to our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally".

Global Media Modi assures Lanka of India's support amid Chinese concerns
Author: 0 Modi assures Lanka of India's support amid Chinese concerns

During the second day of his Sri Lanka visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced direct flights between Varanasi and Colombo which will be operated by Air India from August. "Under Indian housing project in Sri Lanka, 4000 houses being constructed in up country areas, happy to announce an additional 10,000 houses", he added.

Author: 0 Cyber attack: NHS Wales blocks incoming emails

The National Health Service (NHS) said it was responding to the incidents. Shortly after that disclosure, Microsoft announced in March that it had already issued software " patches " for those holes. "A lot of hospital trusts in the United Kingdom - 40-plus last time I checked - are running their systems on Windows XP software, which hasn't been supported by Microsoft for two or three years", he said.

Global Media After asserting 'right', Kolkata Imam Barkati removes red beacon from vehicle
Author: 0 After asserting 'right', Kolkata Imam Barkati removes red beacon from vehicle

When the reporters clarified that Indian government and not the the British government had passed the order, Imam Barkati said, "The Indian government first needs to make its own law, they have not formulated any laws". "I keep talking to her every now and then", he claimed. However, according to the latest update came in, Barkati has lodged a complaint against Siddiqullah Chowdhury and his Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind at Bowbazar Police Station.

Global Media Coates confident of winning AOC election
Author: 0 Coates confident of winning AOC election

Coates, who turns 67 on Sunday, is also an International Olympic Committee vice president and is the coordination chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Games. "Thank you very much for the confidence that you have shown in me", Coates told the meeting after being congratulated by Roche.

Author: 0 North Korean diplomat open to US talks 'under the right conditions'

North Korea has said it will hold talks with the United States "if the conditions were right", South Korean media reports. When she was asked if the North was preparing to hold talks with the Trump administration, Choe said: "We'll have dialogue if the conditions are there".

Author: 0 Trump Wants To Negotiate Israel-Palestine Peace Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hasn't outlined an alternative demarcation. He met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House Wednesday where he raised some concerns. "We will be an intermediary between the parties to reach this agreement", Trump said, according to the Middle East Monitor. Despite seemingly lacking a clear vision, Trump has dedicated considerable time to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Author: 0 N Korea willing to meet with United States if conditions right: diplomat

President Donald Trump opened the door this month to talks, saying he would be "honored" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea would hold talks with the United States "under the right conditions", a senior North Korean diplomat said on Saturday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

Author: 0 President Trump: James Comey Was a 'Showboat' and 'Grandstander'

I hope you won't either. Instead, they've ramped up their calls for a special prosecutor to take over the Trump-Russia case - a decision that lies exclusively in the hands of Rosenstein. Speaking with reporters Wednesday, Burr said he found it hard to understand the timing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's firing, but noted that Trump had full authority to do so.

Author: 0 Rare handwritten Harry Potter prequel stolen in robbery

In the story, they get caught by two Muggle police officers after a high-speed chase, but later escape on broomsticks. Harry Potter fans of the world, take note: the police are asking for your help. Speaking to the Press Association, the Harry Potter fan, who does not wish to be identified, thanked Rowling for taking to Twitter to publicise the police appeal.

Global Media Panda removed as BJD parliamentary party spokesperson
Author: 0 Panda removed as BJD parliamentary party spokesperson

In March this year, after a Twitter spat with fellow BJD MP Tathagat Satpathy about BJP's attempt to divide the party, he followed it up with an article in Odia daily "Samaj" alleging that the BJD regime had started looking like the discredited Congress regime of the 80s and late 90s.

Global Media Top Philippine official to face questions at UN rights body
Author: 0 Top Philippine official to face questions at UN rights body

Attorney General of India, Mukul Rohatgi presented India's endeavours towards observance of human rights supported by rights-oriented constitutional framework, secular policy, independent judiciary and free and vibrant Media. "This shows the importance attached to upholding of human rights by India", he said, referring to the Memon case. On the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Rohatgi said the Act is applied only to disturbed areas and these areas are very few and in proximity to some ...

Author: 0 Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises questions

The White House had a Trump bodyguard deliver a copy of Trump's dismissal letter to the Justice Department and sent Comey an email as well, according to a senior administration official. "What are we supposed to do?" the official asked. Barack Obama's staff frequently adopted a similar policy. Zakharova referenced another recent photo-op at the White House which has not raised questions from the U.S.

Author: 0 French Constitutional Council Officially Approves Macron as President-Elect

As a pro-business prime minister under outgoing President Francois Hollande, Valls is a kindred spirit of Macron who worked in his government as economy minister. Anxious to avert defections, the Republicans said they would abandon key austerity proposals that their unsuccessful presidential candidate, Francois Fillon, had stood for.

Author: 0 Acting FBI chief declines to say if Trump under investigation

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.

Author: 0 It is Time to End the Israeli Occupation, Says Palestinian President

Walking in the footsteps of many of his predecessors who delved into Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking - but ultimately failed - US President Donald Trump launched Wednesday his own "process which hopefully will lead to peace". Israel has been skeptical of a UN-promoted solution that would allow for peaceful co-existence of an Israeli and a Palestinian states. "I'm looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like", Trump said at a news conference alongside ...

Global Media Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown guilty on fraud, tax evasion charges
Author: 0 Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown guilty on fraud, tax evasion charges

Throughout the three week trial, the prosecution called 41 witnesses, including Federal Bureau of Investigation and IRS agents, former donors, community leaders, and former Brown employees, to prove its allegations that Brown had a "significant entitlement attitude", and lived a lavish lifestyle using money stolen from One Door donors, who believed she was helping children with education.

Author: 0 N. Korea Belatedly Covers Election of Pres. Moon Jae

The North's state-run propaganda Web site Uriminzokkiri claimed that North Korea policies that are hostile to fellow countrymen and intensify confrontation should be fundamentally eliminated. Seoul and former colonial power Tokyo are both targeted by the North, but are in dispute over history and Park did not visit Japan while in office.

Global Media Woman jailed in father's stabbing referenced 'Mummy' movie
Author: 0 Woman jailed in father's stabbing referenced 'Mummy' movie

Christina resisted and then grabbed a kitchen knife, which she used to stab her 69-year-old father, Dr. Anthony Nicassio, twice in the chest. A 27-year-old woman in the U.S. Cops asked what she meant, she told them, "In a movie, someone who can't love someone else, they stab their father". She said the movie that motivated the murder was The Mummy Returns .

Global Media Rebel soldiers block access to I Coast's second-largest city
Author: 0 Rebel soldiers block access to I Coast's second-largest city

The January mutiny erupted in Bouake, spread to nine other cities, and briefly brought the country to a standstill. Kone said the mutineers were also active in Man near the western border with Liberia, and Bondoukou in the east. Soldiers agreed to the deal with the government because they understood the economic difficulties that the country are facing, Army Chief of Staff Sekou Toure said Friday night on state television.

Global Media Senate Intel Committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for docs relating to Russian Federation
Author: 0 Senate Intel Committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for docs relating to Russian Federation

They also noted that they had asked Flynn for the documents in late April, but that "he declined, through counsel, to cooperate with the Committee's request ". But the president's removal of Comey from his position has completely backfired. Representative Jim Himes, a Connecticut Democrat who is a member of the House intelligence committee that is also investigating Russian meddling in the election, said access to such financial records is one of the reasons lawmakers have been clamouring ...

Author: 0 Spicer Pressed on Clapper's New Comments on Trump-Russia Collusion

All three said Comey generally enjoyed overwhelming support within the bureau. The committee had hoped to hear from Comey in closed session following his abrupt firing this week by President Donald Trump . He said in an interview on Thursday with NBC News that Comey gave him this assurance during a dinner and in two phone conversations. It's a claim made of Comey that has many experts skeptical.

Author: 0 India's top court reviews Islam's 'triple talaq' divorce, women cheer

And hearing the case will be five judges from five different communities - CJI J S Khehar (Sikh) and Justices Kurian Joseph (Christian), R F Nariman (Parsi), U U Lalit (Hindu) and Abdul Nazeer (Muslim). Several women divorced by triple talaq have petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn the practice. The Supreme Court's decision will affect many women victims in the country and those who are vulnerable to the instantatenous oral and unilateral triple talaq .

Author: 0 Experts downplay North Korea ambassador comments

But at times , Trump has tempered his tough talk on the country with praise for Kim Jong-un's supposed ingenuity in seizing power after the death of his father Kim Jong-il, calling him a " smart cookie " in a recent interview . Kim Jong Un attended the military parade on April 15 and made several other appearances around that time to mark the anniversary of his late grandfather's birthday.

Author: 0 North Korea sending protest to US Congress over sanctions

North Korea's parliamentary committee on foreign affairs has sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives to protest its latest passage of a bill on tougher sanctions against Pyongyang , the North's media said Friday. When asked what she discussed with Pickering, Choe answered: "I met Pickering and I will discuss it when given the opportunity in the future". BEIJING (AP) - A top North Korean diplomat said Saturday that Pyongyang would be willing to meet with the Trump ...

Global Media Macron's team draws heavily on novices to fight vital parliamentary election
Author: 0 Macron's team draws heavily on novices to fight vital parliamentary election

I know who Gilbert Collard is. Yet, 52 per cent of the candidates have no previous parliamentary experience. "That's not me, and it no longer works", she said. Macron, a former investment banker who has never held elected office, faces other tricky decisions this week. Macron's Republic on the Move party was unveiling Thursday its eclectic choice of hundreds of candidates for legislative elections in June.

Author: 0 South Korea's new president moves to soothe tensions with China

The White House said the two agreed to continue to strengthen the alliance between their countries. Moon's message here about the need for negotiations is sure to please Beijing, since it largely echoes the Chinese position. In addition to renewed attempts at inter-Korean dialogue, Moon has also pledged to balance diplomatic and economic ties with the U.S., China , Japan and Russian Federation.

Global Media Triple talaq: India top court reviews Islamic instant divorce
Author: 0 Triple talaq: India top court reviews Islamic instant divorce

Summary: New Delhi: A unique combination of five Supreme Court judges belonging to different faiths will start hearing final arguments on the sensitive issue of triple talaq from Today. Khurshid then explained, "The All India Muslim Personal Law Board is the best body to guide the court on the varying philosophies of schools of Islam about Triple Talaq ".

Global Media After his beheading warning to Hurriyat, Zakir Musa quits Hizb
Author: 0 After his beheading warning to Hurriyat, Zakir Musa quits Hizb

In a first, a commander of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Friday threatened to kill separatist leaders if they continue to term the Kashmir struggle a political movement rather than Islamic, and "hinder the way of the Mujahideen". "I am not an ulema, but scholars here are corrupt. fearful of crossing limits that they may be imprisoned". If we are fighting for freedom for secular state then my blood won't be spilled for that objective", he said adding, "I can't "sacrifice my life for establishment ...

Author: 0 India Likely To Boycott China's 'One Belt One Road' Meet

Twenty nine countries are expected to be represented by either by their heads of state or government at the BRF, President Xi's ambitious initiative to connect Asia to Europe and Africa with a massive network of rail, road and maritime links.

Author: 0 I was going to fire James Comey regardless of recommendation: Donald Trump

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders has pointed to bipartisan support for Rosenstein to play down criticism of Comey's abrupt dismissal. "We finally agree on something Rosie", Trump said , sharing O'Donnell's tweet from December 20, 2016, in which she advocated for Comey to be fired.

Author: 0 China's Xi speaks with new South Korean president about North Korea

China maintained an unyielding stance even after the deployment went ahead, apparently hoping that Moon would either reverse that decision or be chastised sufficiently to eschew any similar steps in the future. Tensions have been running high with rhetoric intensifying on both sides, but Trump recently softened his posture, saying he would be "honoured" to meet the North's leader Kim Jong-Un.

Author: 0 Jordanian man killed by Israeli police after 'stabbing' incident

He was known for attacking Muslim worshippers, particularly women at Al-Aqsa Mosque. In that terror attack, Jamil Tamimi allegedly stabbed to death 21-year-old Hannah Bladon, who was in Israel as part of a study overseas program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem .

Author: 0 May and Corbyn to trade blows as General Election campaign turns nasty

The policies were set out in a leaked draft of the party's manifesto, which was "unanimously agreed" on Thursday and will be published next week. In a speech in north-east England, she will ask voters to reject a "nonsensical and incompetent" Labour Party and put their faith in Tory promises to tackle "burning injustices" with policies like a cap on energy prices and protecting pensions from unscrupulous bosses.