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Author: 0 US Senate Democrats may refuse to vote on Trump FBI pick - Schumer

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, proposed the idea after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last week. The new FBI Director will require Senate approval. In the event of a tie vote, Vice President Mike Pence would cast the deciding vote. "There's so much factual fabrication and then backsliding and contradiction.

Author: 0 Trump to host Turkish president at White House on May 16

President Donald Trump authorizing the Defense Department to arm the PKK/PYD terrorist group in Syria. This week another layer was added as the U.S. Cavusoglu said Trump would address the issue with Trump during his planned May 16-17 visit to Washington, suggesting there were no plans to call off the talks in protest.

Author: 0 Israel cuts million dollar funding to United Nations over critical resolution

The new resolution, passed with 22 countries in favor on Tuesday, says Israel has no legal or historical rights anywhere in Jerusalem al-Quds. The representatives of three countries did not come to the vote. "That is a change, for the first time". Some Israeli opposition parliament members on Tuesday said that the UNESCO resolution was grounded in anti-Semitism.

Author: 0 Athletes at forefront of Los Angeles 2024 plan

Paris bid leaders want to capitalize on the sense of optimism surrounding new President Emmanuel Macron to beat Los Angeles and secure the Olympic Games in 2024 - not 2028. The Evaluation Commission delegation is scheduled to visit some proposed venues or iconic backdrops for the 2024 Games, including the Eiffel Tower, Roland Garros and the Stade de France, next Monday.

Global Media China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road as champion of globalization
Author: 0 China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road as champion of globalization

Mr Xi made the announcement in his opening address to a two-day "Belt and Road" conference in Beijing that brought together leaders from 29 countries. "No country can accept a project that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity", the statement said. Xi hosted delegates attending his "One Belt One Road" forum with a dinner and gala performance on Sunday.

Author: 0 MPs welcome May's call of snap general election

The decision by Great Britain's Prime Minister to call snap elections for June 8, 2017 was widely interpreted as an attempt by the ruling Conservatives to take advantage of the Labour Party's weakened state. But he did oppose his party's decision to enter into a coalition with the Conservatives between 2010 and 2015, which could make him more palatable to voters fleeing from Labour.

Author: 0 Palestinian hunger strike leader says 'snacking video' fake

A lawyer says Palestinian hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouti denies the authenticity of a video purportedly showing him eating secretly in his cell. "I will stop drinking water", Barghouti was quoted as saying. Among the slain Palestinians are 83 children; the youngest of them was an infant, identified as Ramadan Mohammad Thawabta, only eight months of age, who suffocated to death by Israeli gas bombs, fired at his family's home.

Author: 0 N Korea says missile launch was new type of rocket

A South Korean army soldier walks by a TV news program showing a file image of missiles being test-launched by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul , South Korea, Sunday, May 14, 2017. Delegations from the United States, South Korea and North Korea are also there. "The president expressed deep regret over the fact that this reckless provocation ...

Author: 0 All you need to know about China's Belt and Road Initiative

China on Sunday opened the Belt and Road Forum - China's initiative to promote its vision of "win-win cooperation" by expanding links to Asia, Africa and Europe through massive infrastructure investment. Mr Xi also pledged a major funding boost to the new Silk Road , including an extra 100 billion yuan (S$20.3 billion) into the existing Silk Road Fund, 380 billion yuan in loans from two policy banks and 60 billion yuan in aid to developing countries and worldwide bodies in nations along the ...

Global Media Xi Jinping phones Duterte, thanks him for navy vessel tour
Author: 0 Xi Jinping phones Duterte, thanks him for navy vessel tour

PHILIPPINES President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday his telephone conversation this week with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to discuss the Korean peninsula crisis was at the behest of his U.S. "I did not realize how severe and how serious the drug menace was in this republic until I became president", said Duterte. In the past, Duterte claimed to have thrown a suspect out of a helicopter , and also alleges that he regularly patrolled the city on a motorcycle while mayor of Davao City ...

Author: 0 MN Sec. of State rips voter fraud commission

The order will establish a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression throughout the American election system. The directive tasked the commission to formulate a report for the president by 2018. It is not independent of the White House that has been making false claims of widespread fraud. "President Trump is trying to create a distraction from actual threats to our democracy, such as ongoing voter suppression and Russia's interference in the 2016 election", said ...

Global Media France swears in new leader: Emmanuel Macron
Author: 0 France swears in new leader: Emmanuel Macron

Macron, 39, had been Hollande's top economy adviser from 2012 to 2014, then became his economy minister until past year, when he chose to quit the Socialist government and launch his independent presidential bid. But he also displayed youthful vigour during the televised proceedings - at one point racing up the stairs to meet a protocol requirement, something not all previous French presidents might have managed.

Global Media Comey on Trump Tapes: I Hope They Exist. That Would Be Perfect
Author: 0 Comey on Trump Tapes: I Hope They Exist. That Would Be Perfect

Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders echoed the talking point later that same day during a news briefing. "The president has nothing further to add on that", Spicer said. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said selecting an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent to lead the agency would allow the nation to "reset".

Global Media Asian wrestling: Sumit takes silver on final day
Author: 0 Asian wrestling: Sumit takes silver on final day

However, gold medal eluded Indian women wrestlers even as this was their best ever performance at the Asian Championship with six medals, including four silver and two bronze. In his first bout of the day, Sumit beat Taiki Yamamoto of Japan 6-3 in the quarters and then outmanoeuvred Farkhod Anakulov of Tajikistan 7-2 in the semifinal to reach the gold medal round easily.

Global Media USA beef to China imminent
Author: 0 USA beef to China imminent

By day 100, which is July 16, China agreed it would issue guidelines allowing card payment services that are US owned to start their licensing process in an industry where UnionPay in China has been almost a monopoly. We look forward to providing nearly 1.4 billion new customers in China with the same safe and delicious United States of America beef that we feed our families.

Global Media Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit: Sturgeon
Author: 0 Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit: Sturgeon

The Tories claim the emergence of increasingly sophisticated drugs, which can be customised to take into account a patient's genetic make-up, is opening up more opportunities for patients to be treated outside hospital. "Labour will focus on the day job, while the SNP obsesses with independence and the Tories drive us towards a hard Brexit", she continued. He added: "Now, more than ever, it is vital to have strong SNP voices standing up for Scotland.

Author: 0 Pope Francis makes children two of the Church's youngest saints

Efforts are underway to make Dos Santos, who became a nun and died in 2005 at age 97, a saint as well. The high point of the pontiff's visit Saturday is the canonization Mass for two Fatima shepherd children who reported visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago.

Author: 0 Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation opens in Beijing

Highlighting the importance of the CPEC, Chinese President Xi Jinping said "we should build an open platform of cooperation and uphold and grow an open world economy and should not be held hostage to old rivalries and power games". He added that the new Silk Road plan is open to everyone, including Africa and Europe. "A big difference between China's initiative and US-led globalisation efforts such as the World Trade Organisation is that China's programme will seek to strategically connect ...

Global Media Thousands of women march across Venezuela as political crisis deepens
Author: 0 Thousands of women march across Venezuela as political crisis deepens

The ruling socialist party and the right-wing opposition have been locked in a bitter power struggle, causing violent anti-government protests that have killed 37 people since April 1. The opposition wants a vote on removing Maduro from office. The family of an imprisoned high-profile Venezuelan opposition leader on Friday urged the International Committee of the Red Cross to visit the penitentiary where he is being held and verify his health status and the conditions of his confinement.

Global Media Trump's Most Tweeted Words First 100 Days
Author: 0 Trump's Most Tweeted Words First 100 Days

The event just happens to be going directly up against the annual White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner, setting up a contrast between Trump in the heartland and the wallowers of the Washington swamp he uses as a foil now that he lacks a electoral opponent.

Global Media Emmanuel Macron sworn in as France's new president at Elysee palace
Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron sworn in as France's new president at Elysee palace

Many say they feel dispossessed by globalization as manufacturing jobs move overseas and as immigration and a fast-changing world blur their sense of a French identity. Macron's wife Brigitte Trogneux, wearing a powder blue skirt suit, an outfit similar to what US First Lady Melania Trump wore during her husband President Donald Trump's swearing-in in January, entered the Palace ahead of Macron.

Global Media White House calls Sally Yates a 'political opponent' of Trump
Author: 0 White House calls Sally Yates a 'political opponent' of Trump

Yates was asked in that White House meeting whether Flynn should be fired, and she said "that really wasn't our call", according to her testimony Monday. election and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow. But he didn't come that day, and that night Yates was sacked for refusing to implement Trump's order banning travelers from several majority-Muslim nations.

Author: 0 North Korea blights China's One Belt, One Road party with missile launch

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in held his first National Security Council meeting in response to the launch, which he called a "violation" of UN Security Council resolutions. "The launch may indeed represent a new missile with a long range", said Jonathan McDowell of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, referring to the estimated altitude of more than 2,000 km.

Global Media Jordanian stabs Israeli police officer, shot dead
Author: 0 Jordanian stabs Israeli police officer, shot dead

The Israeli officer was taken to hospital with "moderate" injuries in the walled Old City, police spokeswoman Louba Samri said in a statement. Jordan called yesterday's killing a crime. The attacks have diminished over time and Israeli police say the most recent attacks have not been ideological by nature and have mostly been carried out by Palestinians plagued by personal or mental health issues.

Author: 0 Jordan Protesting Israel's Infringing on Its Citizen's Right to Stab

Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani described the killing as a "crime" and held Israel responsible for al-Skaji's death. "Just as Israel condemns terrorist attacks in Jordan, Jordan should condemn attacks in Israel". Israel has blamed the violence on incitement by Palestinian political and religious leaders compounded on social media sites. A week later pedestrians in Israeli city of Tel Aviv were attacked by a Palestinian man.

Author: 0 Liberals eke out win as minority government

The chance of the Green party holding the balance of power in a minority government situation was a possibility. Liberal incumbent Jordan Sturdy held on to his West Vancouver-Sea to Sky seat, despite strong showings by both the Greens and NDP.

Global Media Trump Names 10 Nominees to Federal Courts on Heels of Gorsuch Win
Author: 0 Trump Names 10 Nominees to Federal Courts on Heels of Gorsuch Win

President Donald Trump's judicial nominations on Monday include Michigan Supreme Court Associate Justice Joan Larsen , seen here November 17, to the Sixth Circuit. Representative Thaddeus McCotter could be tried on a felony charge for forging petition signatures to try to land the legislator a spot on Michigan's 2012 ballot.

Global Media Macron sworn in as French President
Author: 0 Macron sworn in as French President

The business-friendly labour reforms in Macron's programme will push on with an effort Hollande started and which killed his chances of a second term by failing to ease unemployment. His Republic on the Move movement has announced an initial list of 428 candidates for the 577 seats up for grabs in France's lower house of parliament in June.

Author: 0 Spurs' Kawhi Leonard re-injures left ankle, done for Game 1

Popovich poured cold water on the theory that the Spurs' Game 6 victory against Houston could be a template for how to play against the Warriors. The Warriors beat Cleveland for the 2015 crown and were one win shy of capping a repeat title run previous year after a record 73-win campaign only to have James spark the Cavaliers from a 3-1 deficit to the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history, taking the trophy in seven games.

Global Media North Korea carries out new ballistic missile test
Author: 0 North Korea carries out new ballistic missile test

The US called for repercussions from the worldwide community. It said the missile fell into the Japan Sea after flying more than 700 kilometers. China and Russian Federation have condemned North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, but both countries insist on resuming the stalled six-party talks initiative to solve Pyongyang's nuclear issue.

Author: 0 Horgan holds hope he will be BC premier

Looking at seats the NDP picked up where the Green vote - if it went entirely Liberal - could have turned the race, the NDP gained in all but two, Burnaby North and Courtenay-Comox. The Greens haven't said anything about who they would support in the new government. It's not easy being Green, says Andrew Weaver, but it's exciting when you have a Green caucus.

Global Media Magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northeast Iran leaves 3 dead
Author: 0 Magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northeast Iran leaves 3 dead

The US Geological Survey measured the quake at 5.8 magnitude, and said it occurred at a depth of 12.5 kilometers (7.8 miles). Earlier in April. 5, an natural disaster measuring 6 on the Richter scale shook Iran's Mashhad city and its districts in Khorasan Razavi province, leaving two people dead.

Author: 0 North Korea ballistic missile launch challenges new leader in South Korea

He is the first liberal leader in Seoul in almost a decade, and said as he took his oath of office that he would be willing to visit the North if the circumstances were right. The White House said in a statement that North Korea has been "a flagrant menace for far too long", and that South Korea and Japan have been watching the situation closely with the United States.

Author: 0 'OBOR initiative a vital tool to counter extremism, terrorism'

The Belt and Road Initiative - a plan Xi unveiled in 2013 to build infrastructure and expand trade across countries in Asia, Africa and Europe - has been welcomed by cash-starved emerging countries. The two-day event was held at the China National Convention Center. "We have no intention to interfere in other countries' internal affairs. or impose our own will on others", he said.

Author: 0 Korea Test-Fires Ballistic Missile

The missile flew a distance of 700 kilometres over half an hour before it fell into the sea between the eastern coast of North Korea and Japan. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has strongly condemned the launch, saying there was still the possibility of dialogue with North Korea but that Seoul would deal sternly with any such provocations.

Global Media North Korea launches test missile, and Donald Trump wonders what Russian Federation thinks
Author: 0 North Korea launches test missile, and Donald Trump wonders what Russian Federation thinks

The missile was sacked early on Sunday from a region named Kusong located northwest of Pyongyang, where the North previously test-launched an intermediate-range missile it is believed to be developing, the last time in February. "North Korea's missile launch is a serious threat to Japan and clearly violate against the United Nations resolution". Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said North Korea's missile launches were a "grave threat to our country and a clear violation of United Nations ...

Author: 0 UN's 'Absurd' Birthday Present to Israel: Resolution Brands Them 'Occupiers'

Israel has formally reprimanded the Swedish ambassador because of his country's vote for a UNESCO resolution that denied Israeli sovereignty over, and Jewish historical ties to, Yerushalayim . "A year ago it was 32, six months ago it dropped to 26, and now it's down to 22 countries", Netanyahu said at an Independence Day gathering. Submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan, the resolution also sharply criticizes Israel's construction in eastern Jerusalem's ...

Author: 0 President Trump On Israel-Palestine Peace: 'We Will Get This Done'

President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to work to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians as he hosted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House but offered no clues about how he could break the deadlock and revive stalled negotiations.

Global Media AAP spreading 'falsehoods', man who attacked me not from BJP: Kapil Mishra
Author: 0 AAP spreading 'falsehoods', man who attacked me not from BJP: Kapil Mishra

Last year, Dikshit was examined by the ACB officials in connection with her alleged involvement in the tanker scam and was also handed over a set of 18 written questions. The Kejriwal-led AAP government had in June 2015 constituted a fact-finding committee to go into alleged irregularities in procuring some 385 stainless steel water tankers by the DJB.

Global Media AAP hacks EVM, but it is not a real EVM
Author: 0 AAP hacks EVM, but it is not a real EVM

These parties allege that people's faith in the EVMs has eroded. "Let us see what is the outcome of this meeting", he added. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said, "They are trying to divert attention from the funds issue". The Election Commission of India (ECI) had already called an all-party meet on May 12 on the EVM issue. "The EC can give us its machines, we will show how to hack it in 90 seconds by merely changing its motherboard", Kejriwal told reporters outside the assembly.

Global Media AAP hacks EVM, but it is not a real EVM
Author: 0 AAP hacks EVM, but it is not a real EVM

These parties allege that people's faith in the EVMs has eroded. "Let us see what is the outcome of this meeting", he added. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said, "They are trying to divert attention from the funds issue". The Election Commission of India (ECI) had already called an all-party meet on May 12 on the EVM issue. "The EC can give us its machines, we will show how to hack it in 90 seconds by merely changing its motherboard", Kejriwal told reporters outside the assembly.

Author: 0 Korea challenges South's new leader

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed the early morning launch but had few other details, including what type of ballistic missile was sacked. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be a new type. It strongly condemned the "absolutely unacceptable" behavior. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile was a violation of United Nations resolutions and that Japan strongly protested the action.

Global Media Russian Federation begins plan to 'de-escalate' Syrian war
Author: 0 Russian Federation begins plan to 'de-escalate' Syrian war

Some of those areas had already seen a drop in violence by May 6, and Russia's defense ministry said Syria was "stable" at the end of the deal's first day. The Britain-based war monitoring group said government forces shelled the nearby towns of Kafr Zita and Latamneh. The de-escalation zones appear meant to halt conflict in specific areas between government forces and rebels, and would potentially be policed by foreign troops.

Author: 0 N.Korea fires ballistic missile

Moon, South Korea's first liberal leader in almost a decade, said as he took his oath of office last week that he'd be willing to visit the North if the circumstances were right. Sunday's launch, at 5:27 a.m. Seoul time (4:27 p.m. ET), came two weeks after North Korea fired a missile that disintegrated minutes into flight, marking its fourth consecutive failure since March.

Author: 0 Three things we learned: Predators recover after slow start

This was the Fleury who backstopped the Penguins to the Cup in 2009 and was nearly unbeatable early in the second-round series, and his return was all they needed to eliminate the Presidents' Trophy winners in a meeting of the NHL's top two teams.

Author: 0 China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N.Korea missile

In his opening speech, Xi presented the initiative as carrying forward the ancient Silk Road spirit of cooperation that would help counter today's sluggish global growth, income inequality and instability. Flags in front of the National Convention Center in Beijing . In a communique announcing a new trade deal with China Thursday, the USA said it "recognizes the importance of China's One Belt and One Road initiative", but Washington is largely uninvolved in OBOR or connected projects like ...