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Global News Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule
Author: 0 Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule

Failing to do so could land an operator in prison for up to three years with a maximum criminal penalty of $250,000. "Statutory interpretation does not get much simpler", the appeals court said in siding with plaintiff John Taylor, a drone hobbyist from Washington , DC.

Author: 0 Trump calls Russian Federation probe political 'witch hunt'

The Justice Department named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow. Unlike his unusually candid predecessor Comey, Mueller is a notoriously tight-lipped investigator. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the appointment was consistent with his goal of ensuring that "thorough and independent investigations are allowed to follow the facts wherever they ...

Global News Donald Trump defends giving information to Russians
Author: 0 Donald Trump defends giving information to Russians

White House officials responded Monday by denying the report's accuracy, saying President Trump did not discuss specific threats, sources or military operations. The official spoke only on condition that neither he nor his country be identified, because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. In the weeks before Trump took office, Obama administration officials were so concerned by the Trump transition team's handling of classified documents that they moved swiftly to exert ...

Author: 0 United States will not re-impose sanctions on Iran's Nuclear Programme

The agreement involved the USA, the United Kingdom, the EU, Russia, China and Germany. But Washington must issue periodic waivers to keep the penalties from snapping back into place, and the most recent one was set to expire this week. It also has clinched bigger deals with trans-Atlantic rivals Airbus and Boeing. The Iranian government and some Iranian citizens have been disappointed that US, EU and United Nations sanctions relief provided so far under the nuclear deal has failed to spark ...

Author: 0 UK police say Assange still faces arrest

Although Sweden has dropped its investigation of rape allegations against Assange, British police say they still intend to arrest him on a charge of jumping bail if he leaves the Ecuadorean Embassy. "Focus now moves to United Kingdom". WikiLeaks also had a provocative role in the 2016 US presidential campaign when it published emails written by Hillary Clinton campaign officials.

Global News More than 80 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja
Author: 0 More than 80 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja

A group of 82 girls held captive for three years by Islamist militants arrived in the Nigerian capital, Abuja , on Sunday after they were released in exchange for several militant commanders, officials said. Although the army has retaken much of the territory initially lost to Boko Haram, large parts of the northeast, particularly in Borno state, remain under threat from the militants.

Global News Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas
Author: 0 Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas

Nicole Kushner Meyer was in China at the weekend, seeking more than $150 million in investment in a luxury apartment complex known as 'One Journal Square , ' on which ground is scheduled to break early next year. Meyer made the same pitch in Shanghai on Sunday, according to the Times . "Chinese people are pretty affluent now", said Stella Guo, a marketing director at CanAchieve Consultants, which helps Chinese clients obtain visas under the EB-5 program.

Global News Haryana board (BSEH) Class 10 results will not be declared on Saturday
Author: 0 Haryana board (BSEH) Class 10 results will not be declared on Saturday

According to Ms Sharda, the evaluation of answer sheets has been completed and the board is ready to announce the HBSE Class 10th Results 2017. About 3.5 lakh students had appeared in class 10 examinations. In that, boys count is higher than the girls. The district had a pass percentage of 65.50 previous year. Girls with 73.44% pass percentage outshone boys whose pass percentage was 57.58%.

Global News Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties
Author: 0 Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

In return, Moon's sending of Lee Hae-chan as a special envoy to China is another sign of both countries' intentions to build bridges. Also in attendance were China's state councilor Yang Jiechi, as well as foreign minister Wang Yi. China has urged restraint, but as a result of the latest missile test, the Chinese are considering closing the Yalu River Bridge, which is responsible for more than half of North Korea's trade with China, as a way to punish the regime in Pyongyang.

Author: 0 Donald Trump interviews four candidates for post of FBI Director

One major hurdle for his candidacy would be whether the president could look past Keating's criticism during the 2016 campaign - when he wrote an op-ed titled "Anyone But Trump". Lieberman testified in support of Sessions at his January confirmation hearing. He was Al Gore's vice presidential running mate in 2000 and retired from the Senate in 2012.

Author: 0 Union: Up to 40K walking off the job at AT&T this weekend

Johnson believed the strike would not involve those employed at the AT&T call center at The Highlands, and that only AT&T Mobility workers - the cellphone sales clerks at AT&T stores - would be affected. The employees' contracts expired February 11, and the union on Wednesday notified the company of the planned strike. A spokesman for AT&T said the strike was "baffling".

Global News Four-goal Kane eyes golden boot after crushing Leicester
Author: 0 Four-goal Kane eyes golden boot after crushing Leicester

Kane averages a goal every 94 minutes in the league this season, and unsurprisingly described the campaign as his best yet. Foreshadowing their imminent goal spree, Tottenham started with a swagger and almost took the lead when Kane's pass picked out Son, only for Chilwell to deny him with a last-ditch block.

Author: 0 Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces in West Bank, Gaza

Muataz Hussein Hilal died after the Israeli man shot into a crowd of people who were throwing rocks at his vehicle. Dozens of Palestinians have been injured during protests in various parts of the West Bank, occupied since 1967 by the Israeli army, and near the security barrier that seals off the Gaza Strip.

Global News General election: Tory victory 'will not strengthen May's Brexit hand'
Author: 0 General election: Tory victory 'will not strengthen May's Brexit hand'

No doubt she will be pressed during the campaign to tell her supporters more clearly what they are voting for; but for the same reasons she chose to call an election, May will likely demur. Theresa May now holds Remain-backing Lewes with a majority of 1,083 (2.1 per cent) and Twickenham with a majority of 2,017 (3.3 per cent). The Prime Minister had just delivered a speech to a crowd of local party members and the media in Walmsley - a village in the Labour seat of Bolton North East.

Global News Kyle MacLachlan on returning to 'Twin Peaks' after decades
Author: 0 Kyle MacLachlan on returning to 'Twin Peaks' after decades

I just couldn't help but to think of how much more effective Laura Palmer's eerie cassette tape confessions were from beyond the grave. Aiming to redefine TV's whodunit game, Lynch and Frost kept the tone inconsistent and defiant, veering from murder mystery to soap spoof to supernatural drama and back around again.

Global News Trump to meet French President-elect in May
Author: 0 Trump to meet French President-elect in May

Another elder stateswoman pleased by Macron's victory was former USA secretary of state and Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who tweeted: "Victory for Macron, for France, the European Union, & the world". Among others floated as potential premiers are Xavier Bertrand, a veteran of the Republican who heads the Hauts-de-France, and outgoing Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who after Macron's win urged France to "come together and be united in this hard period".

Global News Abuse of migrant workers continues, says Amnesty International
Author: 0 Abuse of migrant workers continues, says Amnesty International

The stadium will be inaugurated tomorrow evening - becoming the first World Cup venue to open when it hosts the Emir Cup final between local sides Al Rayyan and Al Sadd - one month after independent auditors published fresh details of ongoing exploitation of migrant workers across Qatar's World Cup projects.

Author: 0 Explaining the mechanics of the Trump-Russia special counsel

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Congress Friday he stands by a memo he wrote bluntly criticizing Comey. Durbin and other lawmakers said Rosenstein did not indicate who in the Trump administration told him to write the memo with the rationale for ousting Comey.

Global News Jaitley in Kashmir, reviews situation
Author: 0 Jaitley in Kashmir, reviews situation

He said the present situation of burning schools, kill people and destroy property was being funded by across the border. "As for those who are killing people, they have to be dealt with as a serious problem and will be dealt with accordingly", he said.

Author: 0 In nod to Comey story, aide shares video of Clinton avoiding hug

But, hey, at least they had a moment of fun before a devastating loss. But if you've got 20 seconds, and want to watch her desperately try to dodge an excruciatingly awkward hug just the way you might if somebody ambushed you, now's the time to do it.

Author: 0 Kushner called Lockheed CEO about $100B Saudi arms deal

However, White House officials told the Times the move was a part of a government-wide effort that included the State Department, the Defense Department, and the National Security Council. The Bethesda, Maryland-based defense company is the only one to manufacture THAAD, which was also deployed in South Korea to counter nuclear threats from North Korea.

Global News Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation
Author: 0 Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

Swedish prosecutors on Friday dropped their investigation, but Assange still faces the risk of arrest in Britain, and he fears he will be extradited to the United States and tried over the leaking of hundreds of thousands of secret USA military and diplomatic documents.

Global News Three girls praised as hard-hitting and eye-opening drama by viewers
Author: 0 Three girls praised as hard-hitting and eye-opening drama by viewers

At least 47 girls were raped and passed around the group after being plied with alcohol in the highly-publicised case. That is why it is such a powerful piece of television. "Thanks to Sara Rowbotham who never gave up #three girls". It is vitally important that we stand up for what is right. "The BBC took a chance - it could have gone one or two ways".

Author: 0 Pakistan to drag India to ICJ over Kashmir dispute

During its submission, India had demanded the immediate suspension of Jadhav's death sentence, expressing fears that Pakistan could execute him even before the hearing at the ICJ was over. Minister of State for Information Marriyam Aurangzeb, however, said the case was fought in the best possible manner and advised the opposition not to play politics over issues of national security.

Global News Roadside bomb kills 11 in eastern Afghanistan
Author: 0 Roadside bomb kills 11 in eastern Afghanistan

At least policemen were killed in an insider attack in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, local officials said Friday. The Provincial Governor said 10 Taliban fighters were also killed, including two commanders. The Taliban have stepped up their attacks since announcing their spring offensive last month. Elsewhere in Parwan province, another roadside bomb targeted a U.S.

Global News Three people fall from Ferris wheel
Author: 0 Three people fall from Ferris wheel

Janke-Call said they were stuck in the air on top of the Ferris wheel for about 30 minutes after the incident. An injured 59-year-old woman had to be airlifted to a hospital. The operators did not appear to notice immediately. Brandi Hamon and Debbie LaFollette, the vice president and president, respectively, of the Rhododendron Festival, said in a joint statement, "First and foremost the Rhododendron Festival would like to ask for everyone to please pray for all the victims in today's ...

Global News Man who ran over pedestrians was 'hearing voices'
Author: 0 Man who ran over pedestrians was 'hearing voices'

A USA military veteran with a criminal past ploughed a vehicle into a crowd of people in New York's Times Square, killing one woman and injuring 22 other people. Two law enforcement sources say Rojas claims he heard voices and investigators are looking into the possibility it was a deliberate act. On Thursday evening, police were at an apartment where Rojas stayed with his mother in the Mount Eden section of the Bronx .

Global News UK Conservative Party Enhances Positions on Local Elections
Author: 0 UK Conservative Party Enhances Positions on Local Elections

UKIP lost all but one of the more than 100 council seats it held, as voters switched to the Conservatives now that UKIP's main goal had been achieved. The UKIP suffered a huge defeat - losing 145 seats and winning only one - virtually wiping them out. Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips, reporting from Westminster, said it was striking that the Conservatives had made gains in Scotland, pushing Labour - once the dominant political force in Scotland - into third place, behind the Scottish ...

Author: 0 Did The Kushners Really Tell Chinese Investors They Could Get A Visa?

The programme offers foreign nationals permanent residency - commonly known as a green card - in exchange for investments of at least half a million dollars in a USA business that must also create 10 American jobs. The event was open to the public, but reporters from the Washington Post and New York Times were reportedly asked to leave, CNN revealed . The events are jointly organised by Kushner Companies , which Jared Kushner was associated with until he joined the United States ...

Author: 0 Nanaimo MLA says election uncertainty means anything is possible

Why? Because it only takes one B.C. Liberal MLA crossing the floor to the NDP or Greens or sitting as an independent or quitting or, god forbid, passing away, and Christy Clark no longer controls the B.C. "Small parties like the Greens are forever disadvantaged by a first-past-the post system". Although Clark and Weaver have a history of working together, Weaver and Horgan's voters may have more in common.

Global News Safe Boating Week starts Saturday
Author: 0 Safe Boating Week starts Saturday

And about Buckner's time treading water in the pool, "I literally lasted maybe two minutes". "Wear Your Life Jacket to Work" Day will take place on Friday, May 19 wherever you are! National Safe Boating Weeks kicks off Saturday, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wants to remind boaters to stay safe this summer.

Global News Victorious Macron reminded of huge and immediate challenges
Author: 0 Victorious Macron reminded of huge and immediate challenges

Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, won 66 percent of the vote in the May 7 election, beating Le Pen following a divisive runoff vote between two candidates with diametrically opposed visions for the country's future. "He's got 24 hours", Griveaux said. "The National Front is a tool that will evolve to be more efficient, bring even more people together after the number of voters we reached last night".

Author: 0 EC convenes all-party meet over EVM issue May 12

Is our EVM is safe that no one can tamper it? It will offer opportunity to political parties to demonstrate that EVM used in recent elections were tampered with or that EVMs can be tampered with even under strict technical and administrative safeguards as applicable during elections, Zaidi said.

Global News McCain: Turkey Ambassador Should Leave US
Author: 0 McCain: Turkey Ambassador Should Leave US

Schmidt. The State Department said Wednesday that "violence is never an appropriate response to free speech, and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest". Police said they had arrested two people for assault and identified them as U.S. residents, 49-year-old Ayten Necmi of NY and 42-year-old Jalal Kheirabadi of Virginia.

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