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Global Media Michael Noonan announces intention to step down as Minister for Finance
Author: 0 Michael Noonan announces intention to step down as Minister for Finance

Front runners to replace Mr Kenny as Fine Gael leader and subsequently become Prime Minister include social protection minister Leo Varadkar and housing minister Simon Coveney. Callinan said on Tuesday that one of the areas being examined was a potential exemption from European Union state aid rules, enabling Ireland to provide financial support to some companies adversely affected by Brexit.

Global Media Kapil Mishra submits three complaints to the CBI
Author: 0 Kapil Mishra submits three complaints to the CBI

AAP sources hinted that the revelations which are being planned by the party tomorrow will be targeted at the BJP. Before being taken away by police, the man claimed he is of the AAP, but party leader Sanjay Singh, however, said they had received information that Ankit Bharadwaj "is an executive member of the BJYM".

Author: 0 The white House renewed sanctions against Iran

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action , as the deal is officially known, removes financial sanctions against Iran as long as the country proves it won't develop or acquire nuclear weapons. But Raisi, considered a potential successor to Khamenei, has gained ground by accusing Rouhani of not capitalizing on the agreement and, by extension, blaming him for the deepening poverty and rising unemployment afflicting a country that is awash with oil deals since nuclear sanctions were lifted.

Author: 0 Why Trump's combative trade stance makes US farmers nervous

The time line to get a deal done is narrow too. It's also a way for Congress to ensure it's involved in the process. Trump has labeled NAFTA the worst trade deal in history. USA wheat industry officials say renegotiating NAFTA could bring benefits, but they urge caution. In February, the Congressional Research Service released a report on NAFTA, which found the trade agreement " did not cause the huge job losses feared by the critics or the large economic gains predicted by supporters ".

Global Media Trump denies he asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation
Author: 0 Trump denies he asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation

Comey was " very unpopular with most people ", Trump said , adding that he had thought firing him would be more popular among the Democrats, who have accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation director of helping Hillary Clinton lose the 2016 presidential election.

Global Media Everything we know so far about driver in deadly Times Square crash
Author: 0 Everything we know so far about driver in deadly Times Square crash

According to the New York Post , Elsman was visiting New York City with her family, and was with her 13-year-old sister when the suspect plowed into them, also injuring the younger girl. In a phone interview, Wood said he was in the usual lunchtime crowd in Times Square when the man began driving down the sidewalk nearby. An arrest report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Rojas yelled at an officer, "My life is over", and threatened to kill police after his release from jail.

Author: 0 Ethics Concerns Delay French Cabinet Announcement

Macron's presidency. Macron's pick for the crucial economy and finance ministry was Bruno Le Maire, a pro-European free-marketeer and a heavyweight from Philippe's The Republicans (LR) party. He had announced his intention to have a slimmed-down government of 15 ministers. They range from quirky to obscure to old-school: math genius Cedric Villani; former train and subway boss Anne-Marie Idrac; Axelle Tessandier, who created a startup in San Francisco before joining Macron's campaign; and ...

Global Media One killed, 22 injured in New York's Times Square
Author: 0 One killed, 22 injured in New York's Times Square

His most recent arrest was earlier this year for menacing. A week ago he was arrested and charged with pointing a knife at a notary, whom he accused of stealing his identity. "I'm the area all the time ", she said. "He went through a real tough time ", Ramos said, adding that he had lost contact with Rojas. One woman was covered with a bloodstained blanket following the collision, which occurred close to noon ET (1600 GMT) at the Midtown Manhattan tourist venue, a Reuters witness said.

Author: 0 NHS cyberattack: Trusts were told about security patch last month

She said: "We were instructed by the CCG to turn all computers off on Friday afternoon". Although there is no evidence that patient data was compromised, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the BBC that NHS must learn from the attack and upgrade its IT systems.

Author: 0 Dozens Seek Shelter after Deadly Barron County Tornado, Walker to Tour Damage

A tornado in northwestern Wisconsin destroyed a mobile home park, killing one man. Two people died in Wisconsin and Oklahoma after severe storms ravaged the Central United States Tuesday. Amazingly, Nolan escaped with just a couple of scratches. Since the risk of severe storms is in the general area as the activity we covered on Tuesday, it will put us in good position for the next round of storms Thursday with very little travelling.

Global Media McCain: US should expel Turkey envoy over bodyguard violence
Author: 0 McCain: US should expel Turkey envoy over bodyguard violence

Cavusoglu was speaking in an interview with broadcaster NTV after returning from a visit with President Tayyip Erdogan to Washington where they met President Donald Trump. "I'm still outraged at this Turkish beating", McCain said. Information about his case and the charges have been less than forthcoming from Turkey's government, and advocates in the USA and elsewhere are concerned that he is being held as a pawn on baseless charges in a violation of his religious freedom.

Global Media Trump denies that he requested Comey end investigation into Flynn
Author: 0 Trump denies that he requested Comey end investigation into Flynn

Mr Comey was abruptly fired last week, in a move that shocked Washington. He says the Justice Department's naming of Robert Mueller late Wednesday as special counsel is consistent with that goal. Comey, who was sacked by Trump last week, detailed his conversation with the president in the memo immediately after the meeting, said the report. But Trump pulled him into an embrace and Comey didn't reciprocate.

Global Media South Korea seeks talks with North despite missile test
Author: 0 South Korea seeks talks with North despite missile test

Seoul and Washington have argued that the missile system is aimed at North Korean aggression, while China sees it as a threat to its own security. The envoy said at the outset of the meeting, which was open to the media, that the two countries "have in common a practical interest to deal with the North Korean nuclear issue".

Global Media US Complains To Turkey Over Embassy Violence
Author: 0 US Complains To Turkey Over Embassy Violence

Washington and Ankara are bitterly at odds over USA support for the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria , a group that Turkey considers a front for banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) separatists. And Erdogan, speaking in Istanbul two days after meeting Trump, said he was putting Washington on notice that his forces won't hesitate to attack USA -backed Kurds if they threaten Turkey .

Global Media Trump Faces Fallout Over Comey Appeal, Intelligence Sharing
Author: 0 Trump Faces Fallout Over Comey Appeal, Intelligence Sharing

Trump's request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. "Probably the last person the person (Trump) needs to vouch for him right now is Vladimir Putin ..." "I think in the light of day in a public setting, he should be able to tell us about the materials, if they're there, and I question whether or not they're actually there", Chaffetz said, adding that Comey has yet to respond to a ...

Global Media David Friedman Officially Takes Up Post in Israel
Author: 0 David Friedman Officially Takes Up Post in Israel

The official line from Israel's government, echoed by the defense minister, transportation minister, and energy minister, is that relations between Israel and the United States are stronger than ever, and they will only get stronger with Trump in the White House.

Author: 0 United Nations court orders Pakistan not to execute Indian national

The court told Pakistan to take all possible measures to ensure that Jadhav is not executed before the global court gives its final verdict. President Judge Ronny Abraham, while delivering ICJ's interim verdict on the Jadhav death penalty case , rejected Pakistan's contention that the World Court has no jurisdiction on the matter.

Global Media UK police say Assange still faces arrest
Author: 0 UK police say Assange still faces arrest

A brief statement ahead of a press conference by the prosecutor later on Friday said: "Director of Public Prosecution, Marianne Ny, has today made a decision to discontinue the investigation regarding suspected rape (lesser degree) by Julian Assange ".

Global Media Kapil Mishra accuses AAP of spreading lies over attack
Author: 0 Kapil Mishra accuses AAP of spreading lies over attack

Mishra, on the third day of his 'indefinite fast, penned another letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, alleging that the attacker, Ankit Bhardwaj, was attached with the mohalla clinics project under Health Minister Satyendar Jain. "When his hand moved forward during the discussion with Mishra, it was construed as an assault", a senior police officer said. It said AAP workers are riled by the fact that Mishra levelled serious allegations against Kejriwal and Satyendra Jain.

Author: 0 Now what? Election puts BC into political parts unknown

She can either enter into a formal coalition with one of these parties (presumably the Greens), or else can try to work together informally going forward. "John Horgan has already signalled the basis of the deal". "What they wanted really out of this election is that they wanted to make sure that we did things differently".

Global Media China Views Envoy Visit as Starting Point to Better Relations
Author: 0 China Views Envoy Visit as Starting Point to Better Relations

Before leaving for Beijing, Lee told reporters that summit talks between Moon and Chinese President Xi Jinping could take place on the sidelines of a Group of 20 meeting to be held in Germany in July and then again in time for August 24 when both countries mark the 25th anniversary of building diplomatic ties.

Author: 0 Corn Growers Say Remember Ag During NAFTA Modernization

In a news release, USTR said, "Through these negotiations , the United States seeks to support higher-paying jobs in the United States and to grow the US economy by improving USA opportunities to trade with Canada and Mexico". " We believe the framework of a trilateral agreement is the most suitable and the most convenient for the peoples of Mexico, Canada and the United States ".

Global Media With waiver, US lets Iran keep getting benefits of nuke deal
Author: 0 With waiver, US lets Iran keep getting benefits of nuke deal

In an apparent reference to the 2009 demonstrations, Khamenei, a hardliner who has the ultimate say in the Islamic Republic, has previously warned he would confront anyone trying to interfere in the election. But widespread economic improvement has yet to materialise, and hardliners accuse him of selling out Iran's interests too cheaply to the West. He also denounced the heated rhetoric of the campaign as "unworthy", in a thinly-veiled rebuke of Rouhani, who is seeking a second four-year term.

Author: 0 Former FBI director Mueller appointed as special counsel in Russian Federation investigation

Sen. Added Polis: "Good first step, but we still need an independent, nonpartisan commission". "Next question", Mr. Trump said. "I believe that's why we're having this investigation - to find out if, in fact, there was collusion". Washington lawmakers from both parties have expressed confidence in Mueller. Mueller is authorized to investigate any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump with or ...

Global Media Kejriwal opposed note ban as it threatened money laundering: Kapil Mishra
Author: 0 Kejriwal opposed note ban as it threatened money laundering: Kapil Mishra

A Delhi-based trader had on Thursday claimed that he had donated Rs 2 crore to the AAP, rubbishing Kapil Mishra's allegation that the amount was paid by a shell company. Ten days before AAP took office in 2013, Mukesh Kumar's company was slapped a notice by the Delhi government for not paying Value-Added Tax. "Even the letter heads were fake", he said.

Global Media Delays on Metro-North New Haven line due to minor derailment
Author: 0 Delays on Metro-North New Haven line due to minor derailment

Five of the 12-car train came off of the tracks. Transportation officials are investigating the cause of the accident. Customers traveling to New haven will need to the inbound platform. The MTA said it's optimistic it will be a "relatively normal" commute for Metro-North riders on Friday morning. Track repairs have started, she said.

Global Media George W. Bush Photobombs Reporter
Author: 0 George W. Bush Photobombs Reporter

Not only is former President George W. Bush attending Texas Rangers games, he's also photobombing sports reporters during their live shots! The reporter, Fox's Emily Jones , approached Bush off camera and asked him, "Did you just photobomb me?" Jones, ever the professional, didn't let W's chicanery distract her.

Global Media Syria burning 50 bodies per day after Mass Execution
Author: 0 Syria burning 50 bodies per day after Mass Execution

The Syrian government built a crematorium at its Sednaya military prison outside Damacus and has been using it to clandestinely dispose of the scores of prisoners it executes each day, the State Department said Monday. The 4 p.m. vote is set to arrive two days after the State Department accused the Syrian government of using a crematorium to dispose of human remains from mass executions at a military prison north of Damascus unofficially named the "slaughterhouse".

Author: 0 USA senators probe Trump official on special counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation firing

They claim, though, that their motives are not political. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., weighed in on Rosenstein's decision to name Mueller in what for GOP lawmakers is a sensitive matter involving a Republican president. But experts, pointing to the firm's statements that Mueller had not worked with any of the Trump-related clients, said there were no potential conflicts.

Global Media China's Xi calls for S. Korea ties to get back on track
Author: 0 China's Xi calls for S. Korea ties to get back on track

Wang said China hopes Moon's administration will get their relationship back on a good track following South Korea's decision previous year to deploy the THAAD on its soil. With a new president in South Korea , debates will continue about how Seoul can convince China to use its leverage on Pyongyang to get it to freeze its nuclear weapons program.

Global Media The public needs to see all Jim Comey's memos
Author: 0 The public needs to see all Jim Comey's memos

In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week . President Donald Trump flatly denied that he asked former FBI Director James Comey to end his investigation into Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Author: 0 U.K. Liberal Democrats to Promise Final Brexit Vote in Manifesto

Speaking on BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland programme, the Scottish Liberal Democrat leader said: "What we are saying with the Brexit vote is that it should be the first referendum on the deal". The manifesto says the Lib Dems will "use our strength in parliament to press for keeping Britain as close as possible to Europe". The party spokesperson also made a strong statement when he said: "It is vital that Hackney elects Liberal Democrat MPs and Lib Dem councillors next year so we ...

Author: 0 Former Oklahoma governor considered to lead Federal Bureau of Investigation

Stay with KOCO 5 for updates . Asked as he left the White House whether he would say "yes" if Trump offered him the job, Keating said , "I'm a public servant". He campaigned for Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton, in 2016 after endorsing Republican presidential nominee John McCain in 2008. He worked as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation after finishing law school.

Author: 0 Iran nuclear: Trump extends Obama's 'worst deal ever'

The U.S. imposed new measures aimed at punishing Iran for developing ballistic missiles while continuing to suspend sanctions linked to its nuclear program, in a reflection of the Trump administration's hard balancing act toward the Islamic Republic.

Author: 0 White House knew sacked adviser was under investigation

Flynn served briefly as Trump's national security adviser before he was sacked for lying about his contacts with the Russian ambassador. A Democratic lawmaker has called for impeachment of US President Donald Trump for his alleged involvement in obstruction of justice, after news reports revealed that he had asked the FBI to stop investigations against former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

Global Media French President-elect Emmanuel Macron begins official duties at WWII ceremony
Author: 0 French President-elect Emmanuel Macron begins official duties at WWII ceremony

In a news conference, Richard Ferrand, the party's secretary-general said: "The first act of the recasting of our political life ended yesterday with the accession of Emmanuel Macron to the presidency of the Republic". A sea of jubilant supporters waving French flags celebrated outside the Louvre Museum in Paris as the extent of Macron's victory sank in. The former investment banker has little experience in governance, serving as economy minister for two years as his most senior role.

Author: 0 Trump denies telling Comey to back off, bashes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Throughout a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump repeated multiple times his claim that there was no collusion between himself and Russian Federation during the campaign. Trump says, "we want to bring this country of ours together". " The entire thing has been a witch hunt ", the President said. "Everybody, even my enemies, have said there was no collusion", Trump added, even though some Democrats have voiced concerns about possible collusion and ...

Global Media Turkey to US: Reverse plan to arm Syrian Kurds fighting ISIS
Author: 0 Turkey to US: Reverse plan to arm Syrian Kurds fighting ISIS

It was the latest IS stronghold to fall to the Kurdish-led fighters as they advance toward Raqqa - the seat of the militants' so-called caliphate along the Euphrates River. US Defense Secretary James Mattis has assured Turkey that Washington is committed to protecting its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, while Ankara is infuriated by a US plan to arm Kurdish fighters.

Author: 0 Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

Donald Trump has attacked the decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate possible Russian influence on his election as "the single greatest witch hunt" in U.S. He has become a central figure in the investigations going on in Congress. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mr Mueller after a succession of events brought to a head questions over Russia's alleged meddling in the election.

Author: 0 Democrats and Republicans welcome Mueller as special investigator

Sen. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., a critic of Trump's inside the GOP, said the Rosenstein briefing led him to believe the nature of the Russian Federation investigation had changed , from one examining how far Russian Federation had meddled in the election to whether any USA citizens were part of the effort.

Author: 0 Special prosecutor appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties

It followed the revelation Tuesday that fired FBI Director James Comey had written in a memo that Trump, in a February meeting in the Oval Office, had asked him to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Criticism of the president intensified after it emerged on Monday that he discussed sensitive national security information about Islamic State with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russia's ambassador in Washington at a White House meeting last ...

Global Media Vladimir Putin vows to hand over President Trump talks transcript
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin vows to hand over President Trump talks transcript

National security advisor HR McMaster told reporters in Washington he had been as the meeting with the Russian officials and had witnessed anything amiss. On Tuesday, the White House denied reports that Trump had asked FBI Director James Comey to shut down an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Author: 0 Special counsel pick could boost faith in Justice Dept.

One striking piece of news emerged from Rosenstein's briefing: He told senators that he had already known Comey was getting fired even as he wrote the memo that Trump cited as a significant justification for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's dismissal.

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