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Global Media Gunmen attack state TV station in Afghanistan
Author: 0 Gunmen attack state TV station in Afghanistan

As the attack unfolded, heavy gunfire could be heard from around the building of RTA, Afghanistan's national broadcaster, located close to the governor's compound in the provincial capital, Jalalabad . Nangarhar has been marred by pro-Daesh insurgency with strongholds of the terror group's militants said to be in southern Achin, Kot and Bati Kot districts of the province near the border with Pakistan.

Author: 0 Trump and Erdogan to work toward finding Syria consensus

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met for their first face-to-face talks at the White House on May 16 amid tensions in U.S. "It is a great honor to have President Erdogan from Turkey here", Trump said greeting Erdogan. Defense officials specifically waited to announce it until after a referendum that enabled Erdogan to consolidate authority in his country, so he would feel more secure in his power.

Author: 0 Macron picks opposition member as new French Prime Minister

Nicolas Bay, the party's secretary general, said Macron's government is becoming "a synthesis of the worst of the right and the worst of the left". As well as being of similar age, both come from provincial France but followed a classic route through the elite universities Sciences Po and ENA, then public service in Paris and on to politics.

Author: 0 Journalists Protest, Mourn Killing Of Mexican Reporter Javier Valdez Cárdenas

During his career spanning almost three decades, Valdez wrote extensively on drug-trafficking and organized crime in Mexico, including the powerful Sinaloa cartel. He specialized in covering drug trafficking and published several books on the topic. Sinaloa has always been a drug-trafficking hotbed and is home to the Sinaloa Cartel headed by notorious kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman , who is in a NY prison awaiting trial on multiple charges.

Author: 0 Federal court again asks Justice Dept. to explain Trump's 'travel ban'

Judge Michael Daly Hawkins asked a Justice Department lawyer whether Trump had "ever disavowed his campaign statements", and Judge Ronald M. Gould inquired about how the court should determine if the executive order was "a Muslim ban in the guise of a national security justification".

Author: 0 Lib Dems pledge 'rent to buy' scheme for first time homeowners

The Lib Dems are calling for a further referendum on the final Brexit deal, arguing that it is essential for British businesses and workers that the United Kingdom remains in the EU's internal market. As part of a bid to help people on to the housing ladder, the Lib Dems would allow renters to build up equity with every monthly payment. The Lib Dems point to an 85% cut in plastic bag use since a similar levy was imposed as proof the measure would be beneficial.

Author: 0 Debate rages on about play that sidelined Spurs' Leonard

You can only control so much. The play happened in front of the Spurs bench, and Popovich was angry at the time and even more upset the day after San Antonio's 113-111 loss to the Warriors. After 40 points in the opener, Steph Curry led the Warriors with 29 points on eight of 13 shooting in the rout. "I was watching them right before the game, at the National Anthem, and they were having fun, pretty light on their feet, the normal pregame get-hyped moment".

Author: 0 Spicer Asked if Trump Is 'Out of Control, Says 'That's Frankly Offensive'

Speaking on an Air Force One flight to Lynchburg, Virginia, Mr Trump said: "I think the process is going to go quickly". Later, Spicer said he was "not aware" of a recording of a January 27 dinner between Trump and Comey, at which, Trump said in an interview with NBC News on Thursday, Comey pleaded to keep his job and first assured the president that he was not a target of the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

Global Media Israel to Cut UN Funding Over UNESCO Vote on Jerusalem 'Occupation'
Author: 0 Israel to Cut UN Funding Over UNESCO Vote on Jerusalem 'Occupation'

On Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry posted several tweets on the key elements of the resolution outlining its significance and components. Tuesday's resolution, passed on the day that Israel was celebrating its independence, calls on Israel to rescind any "legislative and administrative measures and actions" it has taken to "alter the character and status" of Jerusalem .

Global Media Students choose NDP in mock election
Author: 0 Students choose NDP in mock election

Asked several times if she accepts personal responsibility, Clark avoided a direct answer. "What a historic day for British Columbia", he said. Horgan sought to portray Clark as out of touch with regular British Columbians who feel the economy is not working for them, while Weaver cast the Greens as political outsiders.

Author: 0 Trump may pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week

That being said, though 90 percent of respondents were aware of Trump's firing of Comey, a total of a third said they didn't know enough about the story to have an opinion, which seems like a lot of people either not paying much attention or still unwilling to form an opinion, despite the wall-to-wall media coverage of the White House crisis.

Global Media Korea Claims New Missile Can Carry 'Large, Heavy Nuclear Warhead'
Author: 0 Korea Claims New Missile Can Carry 'Large, Heavy Nuclear Warhead'

North Korea says the medium long-range strategic missile it tested over the weekend can carry a nuclear warhead. The single-stage KN-17 reached an altitude of 1,200 miles, leading to speculation that it may be a medium-range missile capable of reaching that distance or greater if fired on a horizontal trajectory.

Author: 0 Palestinian president kicks off India visit with tech tour

Trump campaigned on a promise to move the embassy, but quickly changed course after taking office, advised by Mideast allies that such an action would roil the region and undermine his efforts to jumpstart peace talks. Meanwhile, the Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. Israel annexed Jerusalem in 1967 and regards the entire city as its eternal capital.

Author: 0 Terry mulls retirement after Sunderland match

Conte handed Batshuayi as well as youngsters Kenedy, Nathan Ake and Nathaniel Chalobah their first Premier League starts of the season against Watford, while Ola Aina came on as a substitute but Ruben Loftus-Cheek was absent in the match day squad.

Author: 0 Oil Prices Gain Further; Production Cut News Boost Trading Interest

To be sure, EIA believes supply and demand have basically balanced following a protracted period of global oversupply that sent oil prices to 12-year lows below $30 a barrel last year. More than 20 OPEC and non-OPEC producers-including Russia-late previous year signed up for the deal to collectively slash output by 1.8 million barrels a day.

Global Media BBC presenter touches a Jeremy Corbyn supporter's BREAST
Author: 0 BBC presenter touches a Jeremy Corbyn supporter's BREAST

Looking directly at the camera, the disheveled woman said "Absolutely fantastic", before Brown quickly looked at her then moved to usher her away - but with an ill-placed hand on her breast. Cameraman Jason Farrington said: 'Bit of a boob by Ben Brown'. "Unfortunate interruption of broadcast in Bradford - just tried to minimise disruption but v tricky live on air - completely unintentional ", he wrote on Twitter.

Author: 0 Tories claim they could win 15 seats in Scotland at general election

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has declared only her party can lead the "fightback against the SNP", as the Tories made big gains in the council elections. If the local results show there is a genuine Conservative challenge in Moray the SNP will hand Robertson all the resources he needs to see it off. SNP councillors are now the largest group in 16 councils, including the country's four largest cities: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee.

Author: 0 North Korea claims US poses 'nuclear threats'

The North's official news agency KCNA said Kim Hak Song was detained on Saturday. North Korea announced Sunday it has detained a fourth US citizen over unspecified hostile acts against the country - the second American detention announced this week.

Global Media Supreme Court to continue hearing Triple Talaq case today
Author: 0 Supreme Court to continue hearing Triple Talaq case today

Khehar, who heads the five-judge constitution bench hearing challenges to the instant talaq's legality, immediately remarked: "We were asking him (attorney-general Mukul Rohatgi, the Centre's counsel) to do it through Parliament (without a court verdict) so that we don't need to hear this matter, but he did not do it".

Author: 0 The BC Liberals win a minority government

The NDP garnered 41 seats, and the Greens finished with three seats, leaving Weaver to determine whether to side with the Liberals or the New Democrats in a minority government situation. There are also absentee ballots yet to count, so the actual mix in the Legislature will not be known for a couple of weeks. Solomon initially thought Grade 4 and 5 students might be too young for the vote, but she's since changed her mind.

Author: 0 Row over Trump's Israel policy ahead of visit

It is highly unusual for a new envoy to visit the holy site just hours after arriving in Israel. The spat reportedly erupted during preparations for Trump's visit, during which he is planning a stop at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City.

Global Media Exit polls show Merkel's CDU wins key German election
Author: 0 Exit polls show Merkel's CDU wins key German election

The pressure is on the Social Democrats of challenger Martin Schulz in the election Sunday for the state legislature in North Rhine-Westphalia. North Rhine-Westphalia is home to a quarter of the German population and has historically been a stronghold for SPD.

Author: 0 Teen's caffeine-related death highlights the dangers of the common stimulant

During Monday's news conference Watts made the announcement with Davis' father. "Like all parents, we worry about our kids as they grow up". "We worry about their safety, their health, especially when they start driving". Watts says like many, Cripe was doing something he thought was totally harmless. The inquest heard the healthy teenager had no pre-existing heart condition and he died from a "caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia".

Author: 0 Bank of England says rates may need to rise before late 2019

The Bank of England on Thursday held its main interest rate at a record low 0.25 percent and crimped its economic growth forecast as Brexit uncertainties hit consumption. In line with market expectations, the BoE voted by a majority of 7-1 to keep the Bank Rate unchanged at 0.25 percent and maintain the asset purchase programme at GBP435 billion.

Author: 0 Memo shows Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation

Trump's associates and Russian Federation. "We need the memos, Comey should testify and I still believe that a special prosecutor should be named", said Rep. But Trump told NBC's Lester Holt days later that he was going to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein's memo, and that is was, indeed, in part, because of the ongoing Russian Federation investigation, which Trump has dismissed as a "hoax".

Author: 0 US admiral: North Korea's action 'recipe for disaster'

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and vowed strong measures, including sanctions, to derail Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme. Annual joint military drills with South Korea and Japan have been viewed by the North as a dress rehearsal for invasion. "But our response remains as firm as ever", Cho said.

Global Media North Korea claims its new long-range missile can carry heavy nuke
Author: 0 North Korea claims its new long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

Another aerospace engineering specialist, John Schilling, said the launch appeared to demonstrate an intermediate-range ballistic missile that could "reliably strike the U.S. Council diplomats say the USA and China, the North's closest ally, have been working on a new sanctions resolution. Despite that, President Trump already expressed his intent to keep the relationship between the US and North Korea "diplomatic" to prevent the latter from using nuclear missiles.

Global Media Theresa May vows to advance workers' rights if she wins election
Author: 0 Theresa May vows to advance workers' rights if she wins election

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said it was good news the Prime Minister accepted the importance of EU-derived workers' rights but added: "There is no way that working people can rely on the rest of her party feeling the same way". There will also be new returnships, internships for people coming back into the labour market after an absence such as parenthood or a period of caring for a relative.

Global Media Australian police closer to deciding Vatican abuse charges
Author: 0 Australian police closer to deciding Vatican abuse charges

Detectives from Australia's Victoria state flew to the Vatican past year and interviewed Pell over allegations of sexual assault. "Detectives from Taskforce Sano will now take time to consider that advice", the statement reads. Pell, who before his Vatican appointment was Archbishop of Sydney, has rejected any involvement in alleged child abuse in Australia, which local media have reported date from the 1970s to the 1990s.

Global Media UN Ready to Impose Further Sanctions on North Korea
Author: 0 UN Ready to Impose Further Sanctions on North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hailed the launch on Sunday as a test of the "perfect weapon system" and capable of carrying "a large-size heavy nuclear warhead". But on Tuesday, a North Korean diplomat defended its recent missile test-launch, telling the UN Conference on Disarmament it was a legitimate act of self-defence under worldwide law.

Global Media Associate says Comey noted odd Trump encounters
Author: 0 Associate says Comey noted odd Trump encounters

An associate of Comey's who has seen the memo told Reuters that the details of the document as reported by the Times were accurate. Notes like Comey's usually hold up in court as credible evidence of conversations, according to the Times , and the Federal Bureau of Investigation director has told senior Federal Bureau of Investigation officials and associates of the memo's existence.

Author: 0 Officer fired, but no arrest made in murder of 15-year-old

The Dallas County Sheriff's Department and the Dallas County District Attorney's Office are handing the investigation of the shooting. Oliver, who was a six-year veteran of the police department, was second on the scene to a noise complaint about the party at 11pm.

Global Media Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for Federal Bureau of Investigation job
Author: 0 Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for Federal Bureau of Investigation job

Despite the self-inflicted nature of the crisis swirling around Trump, the president is blaming his staff and a series of media reports indicate that a White House staff shakeup could be imminent. Clapper says he feels the government's system of checks and balances is "eroding". The Senate's second-ranking Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, is a leading candidate who was interviewed for the position Saturday.

Global Media Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation
Author: 0 Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation

According to the poll, 59 percent of adults, including 41 percent of Republicans and 79 percent of Democrats, agreed that "Congress should launch an independent investigation into communications between the Russian government and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election".

Global Media Trump defends
Author: 0 Trump defends "absolute right" to share information with Russians

The president said he has the "absolute right" to share "facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety", citing "humanitarian reasons" and a desire for Russian Federation to ramp up its efforts to combat ISIS. Mr. President, this isn't about your "rights", but your responsibilities. To believe that it is " wholly appropriate " for this president to unilaterally decide to disclose highly classified information to an adversary, one must have enormous trust in Trump's judgment.

Global Media Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new FBI director
Author: 0 Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new FBI director

Trump's behavior raises "the specter of possible intimidation and obstruction of justice", wrote Reps. The view that the communications dysfunction begins at the top of the White House organisational chart is bipartisan. "I won't talk about that". Host Chris Wallace opened " Fox News Sunday" by highlighting who was not on his guest list, saying that the White House would not make anyone available to discuss the Comey firing.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix

Hamilton owed his recovery to key decisions including switching to a set of medium tyres at his first stop, when Vettel remained on softs, and a selfless contribution from his team-mate Valtteri Bottas, to win with power and precision. Hamilton eventually stopped at the end of lap 21, taking on the more durable medium rubber, and exited the pit lane almost eight seconds adrift of Vettel.

Author: 0 Scottish Tories Are Making Big Gains In The Local Elections

Meanwhile James Kelly, the party's general election campaign manager in Scotland, insisted they were looking to win seats from the SNP on June 8. The SNP remain in the lead with nine seats after three more ward results were declared, with Labour now on seven, the Greens equalling their previous tally of four and the Tories' formerly sole councillor David Meikle retaining his seat to take their total to three so far.

Author: 0 Netanyahu Denies Asking Trump Not to Move Embassy

A surprise controversy erupted Tuesday over USA policy towards Israel days ahead of a visit by President Donald Trump, with the potential move of the American embassy to Jerusalem again making waves. She discussed waves of illegal immigration from Africa to Israel between 2006 and 2012, when, she said, thousands of people each month were entering Israel, mostly from Eritrea and Sudan.

Global Media Coroner: Killer Brady's ashes mustn't be scattered on moor
Author: 0 Coroner: Killer Brady's ashes mustn't be scattered on moor

It has now emerged that Brady claimed he deserved "one last visit" to the moor after a nighttime vision reminded him where he buried 12-year-old Keith. Bennett's body has never been found despite repeated searches, including one in 2014. He was reportedly receiving palliative care for emphysema. He said the whereabouts of Keith Bennett's remains did not come up in conversation.

Global Media Unofficial student vote placed BC NDP at top of list
Author: 0 Unofficial student vote placed BC NDP at top of list

The election of a minority government in British Columbia already has political parties pondering common ground between them as everybody awaits the final results. According to Elections BC, there were more than 50,000 valid absentee ballots in the last provincial and it's unclear how many there are this time around.

Author: 0 Surprise: Many Americans Don't Have an Opinion About Comey Getting Fired

Amid a slew of media leaks about Comey's controversial firing, Trump warned that Comey "better hope that there are no " tapes " of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" "But very well known, highly respected, really talented people", Trump said over the weekend.

Global Media Saudi Arabia Says Trump Visit Is a Step to Halt Iran
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia Says Trump Visit Is a Step to Halt Iran

Washington , London - US President Donald Trump will kick off his first worldwide trip as president by visiting Saudi Arabia later this month, a stop, which he said, would be historic. They point to frequent visits from foreign leaders - including the most recent visit of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas - as proof that Trump has influence on foreign affairs from the White House.

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