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Author: 0 Macron wins; offers big relief to EU

Trump was among world leaders sending congratulations to Macron, noting his "big win today as the next President of France". Reflecting on Macron's victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the presidential runoff on Sunday, Valls said it was a blow to populism in Europe that gave a "terrific" image of France overseas.

Author: 0 Ducks feeling the urgency in Sunday's Game 2

After their Game 7 loss at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks, it's normal that some Oilers fans are feeling a sense of loss. And the way the Ducks rallied was even more impressive. The Predators will go for a commanding lead, while the Ducks will try to avoid going to Nashville down 2-0 in the series. In eliminating the San Jose Sharks in six and taking the Anaheim Ducks to seven, the Oilers showed anyone who didn't already know it that they are more than a one-man show.

Global Media Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA
Author: 0 Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA

President of the Mexican Council of the Global Companies Board (CEEG) Frederick Garcia stated that understanding of economic benefits has drawn a line under growing concerns that the transaction might be cancelled. She reiterated the government's key message on NAFTA - that it is in fact a good deal for all parties, including the US, where nine million American jobs are dependent on it.

Global Media Democrats try to force vote on independent Russia probe
Author: 0 Democrats try to force vote on independent Russia probe

Ryan says a House committee has "appropriately" requested a Comey memo describing a February meeting he had with Trump. We are writing to request that the Oversight Committee and the Judiciary Committee launch an immediate joint investigation into whether President Donald Trump and his top officials are engaged in an ongoing conspiracy to obstruct the criminal, counter-intelligence and oversight investigations now being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of ...

Global Media Outcast Benzema has not given up on France return
Author: 0 Outcast Benzema has not given up on France return

Translation: "Slander is the weapon of the powerless!" Both men missed the Euro 2016 tournament on home soil after an investigation was launched into alleged blackmail in a sex-tape scandal which is likely to go to court in France later this year.

Global Media Macron First French Leader to Seek Balancing Business, Politics
Author: 0 Macron First French Leader to Seek Balancing Business, Politics

Mr Philippe's age reinforces the generational shift in France's corridors of power and the image of youthful vigour that Mr Macron is cultivating. Viard pointed out that the French society should be inspired by having a young centrist president and a prime minister not well-known in the political circles, adding that people would have a sentiment that Macron was "opening doors and windows closed before".

Global Media Russian, South Korean presidents hold telephone conversation
Author: 0 Russian, South Korean presidents hold telephone conversation

Chinese leader Xi Jinping called Moon Thursday to congratulate him for his electoral victory. Moon came to power with a promise to review the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, which is opposed by China but is being deployed as a show of strength against continued provocation by the North.

Author: 0 Iran's vice president drops out of presidential race to support Rouhani

Now that the presidential campaign is nearing its end and President Rouhani has received the warm welcome of the Iranian people, "I feel that I have fulfilled my duty and withdraw my candidacy in order to make my utmost to support Rouhani and help him promote his future plans", he added.

Author: 0 Lawmakers want Trump to explain giving intelligence to Russian Federation

The White House declined to confirm the report . Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Donald Trump. Besieged from all sides, the Trump administration relented and appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday evening as a special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into allegations Russian Federation and Donald Trump's campaign collaborated to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Global Media Meet the Men of 'The Bachelorette' Season 13 with Rachel Lindsay
Author: 0 Meet the Men of 'The Bachelorette' Season 13 with Rachel Lindsay

The other hopefuls include real estate agent Adam, who brings a dummy named "A.J."; Bryan, a Miami chiropractor, who impresses Rachel; and single dad Kenny, who talks of his devotion to his daughter. Mohit, 26, a product manager from Pacifica, Calif. With owning his own company, Peter might not love the idea of moving, but Rachel and Peter will have to make a decision about where they want to live once the show is done filming and they can be together.

Global Media N.Korea claims new missile has United States in crosshairs
Author: 0 N.Korea claims new missile has United States in crosshairs

The launch is perceived to be a threat to South Korea, the US and even most nations around the globe. North Korea's new strategic ballistic missile, called Hwasong-12, was sacked on Sunday and flew 489 miles on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 1,312 miles, North Korean official news agency KCNA said , according to Reuters .

Author: 0 Airport chaos, flights canceled: Spirit Airlines apologizes

The Broward Sheriff's Office said three NY residents were arrested. About 300 Spirit flights were canceled so far. "The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l and the Spirit pilot group it represents are not engaged in a job action", the statement read.

Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron eyes legislative elections after landslide win

Macron had previously served as economy minister in France's Socialist party, so perhaps he will indeed be the political bridge-builder the country needs. Berlin: Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday congratulated Macron on his "spectacular" election success, pledging to help France tackle unemployment and to work together with him to promote European stability.

Global Media May declines chance to say Hammond's position as chancellor is safe
Author: 0 May declines chance to say Hammond's position as chancellor is safe

He went on: "What I candidly admitted this morning - and my family will confirm this - was that I do occasionally swear", he said. We work very closely together. May was then asked directly whether she endorsed her chancellor. "That is an age related comment, nothing else just in case you try and relate anything into that", she added, without answering whether she planned to keep him as finance minister.

Author: 0 U.S. inventories of oil, gasoline fall in latest week

Production restrictions from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) dictate that the country should limit its production to 4.351 million barrels per day, but exports for bloc members remain unbound . On Tuesday the International Energy Agency said supply and demand in the oil market are close to matching up but warned rising U.S. supply could mitigate the OPEC-led production cuts.

Global Media Germany and France agree to draw up roadmap on developing EU
Author: 0 Germany and France agree to draw up roadmap on developing EU

Conservative lawmaker Edouard Philippe has been chosen to be the next prime minister. French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe intend to reach a balance between the world of politics and business, which had never been among priorities of traditional left and right policies, Republique En Marche (REM, or Republic On Move) party candidate for the general election Jean Viard told Sputnik.

Global Media French president meeting EU chief, to reveal minister picks
Author: 0 French president meeting EU chief, to reveal minister picks

Speaking with Tusk by his side, Macron said he's advocating "a less bureaucratic and a more political Europe" and relying on Tusk to "go even further in this work of re-shaping and setting in motion again a European ambition". He has been named justice minister. NAN reports that of the 12,000 French troops engaged in peacekeeping operations around the world, almost half are deployed in Africa in both military and advisory capacities.

Author: 0 Vladimir Putin Openly Mocks Donald Trump for Sharing Secret Intel With Lavrov

During recess, Ryan made some public appearances and did an interview last Wednesday with Fox News, in which he largely defended Trump's decision to let go of Comey. "Those are the things that I got elected to do", Ryan added. "That's what's in my control, and that's what I'm focused on". He mocked the idea that Trump went off-script to share secrets with the Russians, saying he could issue a "reprimand" to Lavrov since he hasn't passed on the information.

Global Media Aussie cricketers threaten strike over pay dispute
Author: 0 Aussie cricketers threaten strike over pay dispute

The board has made an offer that allows only global players to share in surplus revenues, while domestic cricketers will have to settle for fixed amounts. Why are Australia's cricketers in a pay dispute? "We haven't been able to progress the fundamental issue which is around the revenue-sharing model", Nicholson said.

Global Media Indian Army gets First Artillery Guns from the United States !!
Author: 0 Indian Army gets First Artillery Guns from the United States !!

The M777 guns, manufactured by the BAE Systems, are being taken to Pokhran firing range in Rajasthan for test firing. The last artillery guns that India purchased were the much-controversial Swedish Bofors guns in mid-1980s. After the two guns, three more M777 will reach India in the year 2018 (September). The guns were earlier expected to arrive in June. The remaining 120 guns will be imported in parts and assembled on Indian territory.

Author: 0 Venezuelans light candles to protest Maduro

This death has brought to 44 the number of people killed in Venezuela since the start of protests in early April. He lies on the pavement, his eyes open and fixed. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told reporters after the closed-door Security Council meeting, which was requested by the United States .

Author: 0 North Korea detains fourth U.S. citizen

Kim Hak Song had also been working at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in agricultural development with the university's "experimental farm", the university said in a statement. While Kim Jong-un continues to test his military might, the North Korean dictator is waging a war of words with Gardner. But they bring to four the number of US citizens now known to be in custody in the North.

Author: 0 Republicans in Congress are preparing to investigate President Trump

The explosive revelation by The New York Times followed a week of tumult at the White House after Trump fired Comey. McCarthy said he would like to see the entire memo before making any further conclusions related to its content. Reports that fired FBI Director James Comey kept a record of his conversations with President Donald Trump dominate the news, fueling calls for deeper inquiry into any evidence that Trump may have interfered with an FBI investigation into his own campaign.

Author: 0 North Korea launches ferry service to Russia's far east

The Man Gyong Bong ferry was built in 1971 and underwent modernization past year. An estimated 40 passengers boarded the boat for the maiden voyage. Experts have said North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, may be hoping closer ties with Russian Federation would help if China , the North's main economic benefactor, steps up sanctions against it over its weapons programs, in defiance of United Nations resolutions.

Global Media CPEC is most transparent project, says Ahsan Iqbal
Author: 0 CPEC is most transparent project, says Ahsan Iqbal

In an interview, he said nothing has been concealed regarding the project and everything is available on its website. Regarding the status of Kashmir, she reiterated "As we said before, it is an issue between India and Pakistan and the Belt and Road initiative will not change China's position on the Kashmir issue".

Global Media Omar the Maine Coon
Author: 0 Omar the Maine Coon

According to Ms Hirst, Omar was a normal sized kitten, no bigger than any of his siblings in the litter, yet within a year he was already 10kgs. Omar's owner Stephy Hirst set up an Instagram account for her very long cat a mere two weeks ago.

Global Media Nearly arrested? Mike Brown was just trying to get to Game 2
Author: 0 Nearly arrested? Mike Brown was just trying to get to Game 2

The availability of Leonard is obviously a huge issue as he is San Antonio's best player. The Warriors were quickly into their familiar scoring groove, sprinting into a 33-16 lead by the end of the first quarter and never letting up. "It showed in the lack of edge , intensity". "We can't ease into the game", Brown said of his ailing coach's address to the team in the locker room before the game.

Global Media China decries protectionism, but Europeans rain on Silk Road parade
Author: 0 China decries protectionism, but Europeans rain on Silk Road parade

While the prime ministers of Spain, Greece and Italy accepted the summit invitation, German, British and French leaders stayed home. China will also provide emergency food aid worth 2 billion yuan to developing countries along the Belt and Road and make an additional contribution of 1 billion USA dollars to the Assistance Fund for South-South Cooperation.

Author: 0 Dad tries to fathom why son allegedly decapitated his mother

Police said Wagner was out of surgery Monday morning and expected to make a full recovery. At the time, Webb along with carrying his mother's severed head was also observed carrying a large kitchen knife. The man, who has not been identified, walked into Estacada Thriftway Harvest Market at around 2:15 p.m. Responding deputies, Oregon State Police and Molalla police said a woman's body was found at the scene.

Global Media Kim gleeful as North Korea fires longest-range missile
Author: 0 Kim gleeful as North Korea fires longest-range missile

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday observed the test launch of a new ballistic missile that can carry a large nuclear warhead and has the USA mainland within striking range, state media claimed Monday. "More important", he added, it "might represent a substantial advance to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile". KCNA also quoted Kim as accusing the United States of "browbeating" countries that "have no nukes", and said Kim warned Washington "not to misjudge the reality ...

Author: 0 US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

A total of 11 people were injured while two people were arrested for assault. Update: The State Department has identified those involved as Turkish security personnel, and D.C. Two of Erdogan's guards were detained by the Secret Service and reportedly released. Every one of them should be prosecuted or, if diplomatic immunity makes that impossible, expelled and barred from traveling here again.

Author: 0 Canada's Quebec battles floods; police search for toddler, man swept away

The Canadian military has deployed about 1,200 troops to help deal with the flooding, with more rain expected. Quebec Provincial Police spokeswoman Helene Nepton said late Monday that the body of Mike Gagnon, 37, of Saint-Anne-des-Monts, was recovered about 500 metres from where a strong current pulled the auto toward the Sainte-Anne River in eastern Quebec on Sunday.

Author: 0 Trump Won't Announce Jerusalem Embassy Move During Israel Trip, US Official Says

Hanan Ashrawi, a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organization, said Palestinians were taking Trump's efforts with "a very strong dose of healthy skepticism". A White House spokesman later told JTA that the staffer's remarks "do not represent the position of the United States and certainly not of the president".

Global Media Ryan says no rush to judgment on Comey firing
Author: 0 Ryan says no rush to judgment on Comey firing

Trump is also under pressure over accusations he asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into the Russian Federation ties of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn. Putin, trying to hide a smile, told reporters he had already discussed the accusations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who attended the Oval Office meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Global Media Israel seeks to contain fallout from Trump intelligence sharing
Author: 0 Israel seeks to contain fallout from Trump intelligence sharing

A USA administration official confirmed to AFP on condition of anonymity that the original intelligence came from Israel, which was initially reported by the New York Times . "When it comes to ISIL, unlike Jordan, Israel relies on its electronic surveillance collection and its intelligence sharing-arrangement with its Arab partners", one of the anonymous sources said, using an alternative acronym for the group.

Author: 0 McCarthy's Spicer Emerges from the Bushes to Keep His Job

Spicer said, adding "Spicey's back!" His journey ends at a NY golf course where he asks Baldwin-as-Trump: "Have you ever told me to say things that aren't true?" "Trump in innocent. The journalists continue to ask why, in their view, he continues to humiliate himself every day defending the president and suggest the president might be lying to him.

Author: 0 While Comey memo could be key, any Trump prosecution tricky

U.S. press were barred but not their Russian counterparts, it transpired. Mr Putin told a news conference that he would be willing to turn over notes of Mr Trump's meeting with the Russian diplomats if the White House agreed. Joining host Carol Marin to help make sense of these questions are two former Assistant U.S. Attorneys: Patrick Cotter , who served the Eastern District of NY; and Renato Marrioti , who served the Northern District of IL.

Global Media Chelsea Manning Is Going Free Again 28 Years Earlier
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning Is Going Free Again 28 Years Earlier

After being arrested in 2010, she pursued a transgender rights case in prison and attempted suicide twice past year, according to her legal team. Chelsea Manning will be on a special, unpaid off-duty status that will allow the transgender soldier to wear her preferred civilian clothing, including women's attire.

Global Media Japan princess to wed, sparking debate on shrinking royal family
Author: 0 Japan princess to wed, sparking debate on shrinking royal family

The upcoming engagement of Emperor Akihito's granddaughter to her college sweetheart has brought joy to Japan but is highlighting the vulnerability of the male-dominated imperial family at a sensitive time for the ancient institution. The anticipated engagement has reignited the debate on whether the rule should be changed to allow women to continue in their royal roles in an attempt to increase the number of potential male heirs to the chrysanthemum throne, to which women can not ascend.

Author: 0 Tehran mayor withdraws from Iran's presidential race

Some Iranian politicians believe that presidency is only the first step for Mr. Raisi, who is considered by many conservatives to be the right person to succeed Ayatollah Khamenei as Supreme Leader. My guess is that Abrams' desire for Rouhani to lose is at least partly related to a desire to see the nuclear deal collapse. "It's definitely more hard for Rouhani now", said Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London .

Author: 0 US renews hold on Iran nuclear sanctions, implements missile sanctions

Under the terms of the deal, Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. The United States accuses Iran of destabilizing the Middle East by supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Shiite Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Author: 0 Robert Mueller: 9-11 FBI head again catapulted into new challenge

The appointment of Robert Mueller to oversee the controversial investigation was quickly hailed by Democrats, who've for weeks called for the naming of an independent counsel. A thorough investigation by the FBI and the Justice Department, important as it is, will proceed mostly in secret and can't answer all of the questions the public has about Russian meddling in last year's election.

Author: 0 Oil prices rise as Saudi and Russian Federation agree to prolong output curbs

USA crude stockpiles are forecast to have declined by 2.75 million barrels to 519.8 million barrels in the week ended May 12th, according to a Bloomberg survey of analysts. Global crude oil supply inched down by 140,000 barrels daily last month, to 96.17 million bpd, the International Energy Agency said in the latest edition of its Oil Market Report .

Author: 0 Comey declined offer to talk to Senate intel panel

But just like that, the president gave an interview to NBC News in which he said it was his idea from the beginning, and that he was thinking about Russian Federation when he made the final decision to fire Comey. Luttig clashed with the George W. Bush White House on a prominent terror case, rebuking the administration for its actions in the case involving "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla.

Global Media Arctic Council presents united front as Finland takes over from US
Author: 0 Arctic Council presents united front as Finland takes over from US

The Arctic is warming at double the rate of the rest of the planet, with average temperatures up 3.5 degrees Centigrade since the beginning of the 20th century, leading to rapid loss of glacial ice and permafrost. The agreement seeks to reduce emissions and slow global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. But despite the united front, delegates were left hanging when it came to USA climate policy.

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