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Global News Court orders Ifeanyi Ubah's release from DSS custody
Author: 0 Court orders Ifeanyi Ubah's release from DSS custody

Ifeanyi Ubah , from the Department of State Services (DSS) custody. The secret police agency had arrested Ubah over alleged economic sabotage and illegal sale of petroleum products stored in his tank farm by the NNPC . He said the DSS claim that Ubah's offence was punishable by death was reckless and alarming, added that "the DSS has now become law unto itself, dragging Nigeria back to 1984 when Decree 2 was used by the National Security Organisation (NSO) to dump Nigerians in detention ...

Global News Trump discussed terrorism, climate change with Pope
Author: 0 Trump discussed terrorism, climate change with Pope

Although neither the Pope nor the president divulged what was discussed during their meeting , readouts from the White House and the Vatican highlighted terrorism, climate change and peace as agenda items covered. SHAPIRO: Any idea what he said that Trump was referencing there? Donald brought along some copies of Dr Martin Luther King's work for the Pope, and Melania and Ivanka dressed like depressed extras on the set of The Handmaid's Tale .

Author: 0 Rep. Jason Chaffetz to Leave Congress in June

Chaffetz requested those memos and other records from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday. Chaffetz's early departure opens up one of the most powerful posts in Congress. But Trump complicated Chaffetz's life. He later converted to Mormonism and became a Republican after meeting President Ronald Reagan when Reagan visited the marketing company where Chaffetz worked.

Author: 0 GST Council fixes rates of 1211 items

Entertainment tax will be merged with service tax under GST and a composite 28 per cent levy charged on cinema services as well as gambling or betting at race course. The IBA, in a statement, said it was "extremely disappointed" at the effective tax rate of 40% on sweetened aerated water and flavoured water. Telecoms and financial services will be taxed at a standard rate of 18% while transport services will be taxed at 5%.

Author: 0 Tillerson: Saudi Arms Deal Meant to Counter Iranian Influence

Rouhani says that Iranians are "waiting for this government to be civil" and that "hopefully, things will settle we could pass more accurate judgments". "They should have polling stations in place for the people and let the rulers not be on a hereditary basis". He in fact speaks for the sections of the Iranian bourgeoisie most eager for a rapprochement with the European imperialist powers and Washington.

Author: 0 Russian Federation 'brazenly interfered in our election — Ex CIA Chief

Brennan's testimony to the House intelligence committee was the clearest public description yet of the significance these contacts play in counterintelligence investigations that continue to hang over the White House. persons involved in the campaign or not to work on their behalf", he said. He said the Russian official denied such interference but also said he would relay the concern to President Vladimir Putin.

Global News Gunmen in Philippines take hostages, including priest
Author: 0 Gunmen in Philippines take hostages, including priest

The United States has since 2001 offered a bounty of $5 million for Hapilon's arrest. Marawi: Philippine troops aboard helicopters and in armoured tanks battled Islamist militants inside a southern city on Thursday, as reports emerged of the gunmen murdering civilians.

Author: 0 Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

In recent years, Brzezinski took part in proceedings created to bring the former Soviet republics into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He was a leading force behind the failed USA commando mission to rescue the hostages, after which he resigned.

Author: 0 Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train

He too was stabbed, but is expected to survive. The suspect received medical treatment, police said, and was handed over to homicide detectives. Portland police spokesman Sgt. "He was talking about a lot of different things, not just specifically anti-Muslim", Simpson said. Simpson said investigators are still determining whether there are any mental health issues or drugs or alcohol involved in the incident.

Author: 0 Eric Holder: Sessions Memo 'Dumb on Crime'

That is sure to send more people to prison and for much longer terms by triggering mandatory minimum sentences . We will not allow the Attorney General to turn the clock back on federal criminal justice reform. Under Holder, prosecutors were directed not to include drug quantity amounts in criminal charges in some cases if it would trigger mandatory minimum sentences - that policy was rescinded in Sessions' directive.

Global News Paper says Kushner sought secret Russia channel
Author: 0 Paper says Kushner sought secret Russia channel

The meeting was also attended by Michael Flynn , Trump's first national security adviser who was forced to resign after he failed to disclose his meetings with Russian officials. Reuters previously reported only Flynn'€™s involvement in those discussions. The Post said Kislyak was reportedly "taken aback" by the suggestion.

Global News Trump adviser Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation
Author: 0 Trump adviser Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation

The FBI and two congressional committees are examining Russian interference in last year's presidential election, during which Democratic National Committee emails were hacked and released on Wikileaks. "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry". The FBI says it needs more time to consider a request by Congress to turn over memos and other documents related to meetings between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump.

Global News Advertisers flee Hannity over debunked Seth Rich conspiracy
Author: 0 Advertisers flee Hannity over debunked Seth Rich conspiracy

Due to his repeated endorsement of the Rich murder conspiracy theory , MMFA published a full list of companies that advertise on Hannity's Fox News show. The most common theory circulating among staff is that Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox , doesn't want to run the risk of losing Hannity by upsetting him.

Author: 0 Army destroys several Pakistani posts along LoC

This is part of our counter-terror strategy. The operation reportedly took place between May 9 and 10. . "While doing so, locations aiding infiltration of terrorists are being targeted and destroyed to deny advantage to terrorists thus curbing infiltration attempts", said Maj Gen Narula.

Global News Trump stresses 'unshakable' bond between US, Israel
Author: 0 Trump stresses 'unshakable' bond between US, Israel

Israel will soon mark the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, a conflict in which it captured the Old City of Jerusalem and more than two dozen Palestinian villages around it from Jordan, laying the foundations of a long-simmering dispute.

Author: 0 Macron visits troops in Mali, keeping campaign pledge

The new president discussed the issue with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday during his first visit to a foreign leader since taking power. Macron's choice of Mali for his first trip as commander-in-chief fulfilled a campaign promise to visit French troops fighting Islamist militants. French President Emmanuel Macron is holding talks with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Paris ahead of next week's G-7 meeting in Sicily.

Global News Manchester bomber likely did not act alone, official says
Author: 0 Manchester bomber likely did not act alone, official says

Officials are examining Abedi's trips to Libya and Syria as they piece together his allegiances and try to foil any new potential threats. The government said almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed Wednesday instead of police in high-profile sites in London and elsewhere.

Global News Greek govt official describes blast as attack
Author: 0 Greek govt official describes blast as attack

A bomb exploded inside the vehicle of former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, wounding him and two Bank of Greece employees, officials said. "We want to determine whether security procedures were followed", a police source told AFP, hours after Papademos and two guards were injured by the bomb that exploded as they rode in an armoured auto in Athens .

Global News Man who had lethal injection delayed 7 times to be executed
Author: 0 Man who had lethal injection delayed 7 times to be executed

Wicker's two sons witnessed the execution but made no statement to the media. Arthur had entered a romantic relationship with Judy Wicker, Troy Wicker's wife, the Birmingham News reported . A stay was issued just 30 minutes before the scheduled 6 p.m. execution. "The State's refusal serves only to frustrate any effort by Arthur's attorneys to petition the courts in the event of yet another botched execution", Sotomayor wrote.

Global News FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought
Author: 0 FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

Kushner has also drawn increased scrutiny in recent months, as reports have showed that he met with a representative of a Russian bank under USA sanctions prior to Trump's inauguration and failed to disclose the meeting. The story was first reported Thursday by NBC News and The Washington Post . Despite their best efforts to quarantine the Russian Federation scandal, a torrent of new headlines continue to lash the White House.

Global News Did Melania Dodge Trump's Hand Again?
Author: 0 Did Melania Dodge Trump's Hand Again?

She was walking about half a pace behind the President when he reached back to take her hand in what looked like an affectionate gesture. Trump, who had promised during the campaign to move the U.S. We do not know what happened between them a few moments earlier in the presidential plane, but First Lady quickly re-embarrassed her husband with a pat on his fingers ...

Global News Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police
Author: 0 Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police

Two bombs went off at the Kampung Melayu bus station on Wednesday evening, killing three police officers and the two alleged suicide bombers. Tito Karnavian said DNA tests confirmed that the suicide bombers were Ichwan Nurul Salam , 31, and Ahmad Sukri, 32, both from West Java province.

Global News Estonia to expel 2 Russian diplomats; Moscow blasts move
Author: 0 Estonia to expel 2 Russian diplomats; Moscow blasts move

The diplomats , consul general Dmitry Kazyonnov and consul Andrey Surgaev , who served at the Russian consulate in Narva, Estonia, are returning to Russia. Estonia, a former Soviet republic that joined North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union in 2004, has a tense relationship with its large neighbor Russian Federation, largely owing to the conflict in Ukraine.

Global News Dozens of aboriginal Australians walk out of meeting on their future
Author: 0 Dozens of aboriginal Australians walk out of meeting on their future

Dozens of Australian indigenous leaders walked out of a national meeting on their future on Thursday in protest against a plan to accept constitutional recognition, indigenous leader Geoff Clark said. "Overwhelmingly around the country, people are wanting to negotiate a proper settlement between us all". "We've got to fully empower Indigenous people to have a voice in their own destiny, and a destiny that will succeed or fail because of our own contribution to it and our determination to ...

Global News Manchester bomber
Author: 0 Manchester bomber "planned his attack for a year"

Relatives of the British-born bomber are being interrogated by Libyan authorities in Tripoli, where his father Ramadan and teenage brother Hashim were arrested on Wednesday. There were also reports Abedi's parents were so anxious about him being radicalised in Manchester that they got him to join them in Libya and confiscated his passport.

Global News First Images Revealed of Richard Ayoade as The Crystal Maze Host
Author: 0 First Images Revealed of Richard Ayoade as The Crystal Maze Host

Legendary adventure gameshow The Crystal Maze is back on Channel 4 in 2017. The popular 90s game show, which is making a full series comeback following the success of the one-off celebrity "Stand Up to Cancer" special that was hosted by Stephen Merchant a year ago - is set to hit screens over the next few months.

Global News Trump visits Israel's Holocaust Museum, hails Jewish people
Author: 0 Trump visits Israel's Holocaust Museum, hails Jewish people

According to the Israeli leader, America has pledged to give Israel another $75 million for its missile defense program. He made these remarks in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara. Although Trump was the not the first president to visit the Western Wall, he was the first sitting president to do so. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (left) greets President Donald Trump upon the American leader's arrival in Israel Monday.

Global News Trump to meet with anxious NATO and EU leaders
Author: 0 Trump to meet with anxious NATO and EU leaders

Mr Tusk also said he did not feel he and Mr Trump were on the same page in terms of dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin. After rapturous receptions in Saudi Arabia and Israel, and a polite meeting with Pope Francis in Rome, Trump will likely encounter significant protests in a capital city where he is unpopular.

Global News Police make 2 more arrests over Manchester bombing
Author: 0 Police make 2 more arrests over Manchester bombing

Abedi was born in Manchester to Libyan parents who reportedly fled their native country and sought refuge in the UK. The Houses of Parliament have been closed for visits. British officials, however, have not commented on whether Abedi had links to ISIS or other extremist groups. "The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security", Trump said in a statement on Thursday.

Author: 0 EU's Tusk calls on G7 to maintain Russia sanctions

The investigation and leaks surrounding it have thrown the administration's agenda off track, overshadowing Trump's travels to the Middle East and Europe. "I think the President is looking at it", Cohn said. Asked what the current administration position is, Cohn said, "Right now, we don't have a position ".

Author: 0 GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits

Democrats needle Republicans on Thursday with the gloomy assessment that 23 million people would lose insurance under the Republican health care bill, and that premiums for seriously ill people would rise. Portman hasn't given any detailed statements about the bill following the release of the CBO score but seemed to nod to the fact the Senate will rework the legislation.

Global News Unsuccessful Success: President Trump Meeting EU Leaders in Europe's Capital
Author: 0 Unsuccessful Success: President Trump Meeting EU Leaders in Europe's Capital

But alas, Trump could not even bring himself to utter explicitly that the US supports Article 5 in his remarks at Brussels, which every single USA president has done since Harry Truman in 1949. The administration is reviewing its own presence there, including adding up to 5,000 troops to the almost 10,000 already on the ground and expanding their role assisting Afghan government forces fighting the Taliban and a local Islamic State presence.

Global News Europeans making sales pitch to Trump on climate accord
Author: 0 Europeans making sales pitch to Trump on climate accord

Recently, Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate and an influential member of the business lobby, The Black Chamber of Commerce, have written letters to President Trump encouraging him to keep his promise to pull the U.S. If the US - the world's second-largest emitter, responsible for 18 percent of global greenhouse gases - pulls out of the agreement, it could tank the historic deal, making it politically acceptable for other countries to shirk their commitments.

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