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Author: 0 Yates testimony creates a new headache for Trump's White House

The Department of Justice received a detailed readout from the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who had interviewed Flynn. Yesterday, former Obama appointee Sally Yates and former DNI James "not the leak" Clapper testified before the Senate for a hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Author: 0 Girl, 11, killed after falling from water ride at theme park

Superintendent Carl Ratcliffe said: "Specially trained officers are supporting the girl's family at this time". 'By the time we got off the carousel, maybe a minute or two, there were fire engines, ambulances, police cars. The ride has a maximum capacity of 126 people - 21 boats with six people in each - and a minimum height of 0.9m. Anyone under 1.1m must be accompanied by an adult.

Author: 0 UK election: Sturgeon plays down Tory threat in Scotland

There have been boundary changes since the last vote. The Green Party in Kent is again calling for a county-wide alliance with Labour and the Liberal Democrats to challenge the Conservatives in next month's general election. "Taking nothing away from the tremendous result they had in 2015, they then tried to do that thing where they made out that the SNP was Scotland and Scotland was the SNP".

Author: 0 Macedonia faces major political crisis after violence in parliament

An inconclusive parliamentary election in December further complicated matters. Political stalemate is also growing tense in neighboring Albania, where the centrist opposition is threatening to block a local election on 7 May and national elections in June unless the left of center government resigns, the AP reports .

Author: 0 Trump administration insists travel ban not anti-Muslim

But he said the administration had not been able to proceed on all the work it wanted to do because of the litigation, noting "we have put our pens down". Here's acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall arguing for the government. Wall added that Trump's statements should be read "in a way that is not most hostile to the president".

Global News Blast at Mexico fireworks warehouse kills at least 14
Author: 0 Blast at Mexico fireworks warehouse kills at least 14

The blast happened on Monday evening in a rural area of central Puebla state during preparations for a local festival next week, according to Diodoro Carrasco , a state government senior official in Puebla state. Fireworks are a mainstay of holiday celebrations in Mexico, and accidental blasts are relatively common occurrences often with fatal consequences. It was reduced to smouldering ruins.

Global News K leader in Afghanistan killed in Afghan-US raid
Author: 0 K leader in Afghanistan killed in Afghan-US raid

He added. Abdul Hasib directed the March 8 attack against Kabul National Military Hospital, which resulted in the deaths and injury of over one-hundred innocent Afghans. Wissing noted insurgents now control about half of Afghanistan, and the Taliban are operating shadow governments in virtually every province despite the continued presence of 8,400 USA troops.

Author: 0 Jakarta governor found guilty in landmark blasphemy trial

In a shock decision, that some say points to rising intolerance within the world's most populous Muslim nation, a panel of five judges found Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama guilty of the controversial charge of blasphemy. BBC News pointed out that some hardline Islamists said that they were unhappy with Ahok's sentence because it did not go far enough. Nearly five months after the case began, a five-judge bench found the 50-year-old had deliberately committed blasphemy and hence ...

Global News Syria rejects international forces in safe zones
Author: 0 Syria rejects international forces in safe zones

Syria's foreign minister said today that his government would abide by the terms of a Russian plan for "de-escalation" zones so long as rebels also observed it. In Idlib province in particular, Fateh al-Sham is a major component of the militant forces that control the area. Al-Moallem reiterated his country's backing of the deal, but vowed to retaliate "harshly" any violation by the rebels.

Global News North Korea intent on developing capability of nuclear tech: John Kelly
Author: 0 North Korea intent on developing capability of nuclear tech: John Kelly

South Korea's top presidential candidates denounced North Korea Saturday after the communist state launched a ballistic missile and apparently failed. "And it is likely only a matter of time before North Korea develops the capability to strike the U.S. mainland", he added. Kim Dong-yub, an expert at Kyungnam University's Institute of Far Eastern Studies in Seoul , said North Korea might have got the data it wanted with the missile's short flight, then blown it up in a bid to limit the ...

Author: 0 VIX falls to 24-year low

USA stocks closed flat on Monday, after Apple shares surged to an all-time high and the Vix index closed at its lowest point since 1993. S&P 500 e-minis ESc1 were up 3.25 points, or 0.14 percent, with 101,861 contracts traded. At 12:28 p.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI was down 1.33 points, or 0.01 percent, at 21,010.95, the S&P 500 .SPX was up 0.85 points, or 0.03 percent, at 2,400.23 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC was up 23.68 points, or 0.39 percent, at 6,126.34.

Author: 0 United Nations climate talks begin amid uncertainty over USA position

An official familiar with the issue told Politico news late Monday that the meeting has been postponed. Mr Xi told Mr Macron China and France "should protect the achievements of global governance, including the Paris agreement", according to the Chinese foreign ministry.

Author: 0 South Koreans vote for new leader after months of political vacuum

South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-in, center left, of the Democratic Party speaks as his wife Kim Jung-suk stands next after voting for a presidential election at a junior high school in Seoul, South Korea , Tu. Polls close at 8 p.m. (7 a.m. ET). ). South Korean financial markets were closed on Tuesday but will resume trade on Wednesday. Because the latest presidential election was aimed at filling the country's now vacant top executive office, the successful candidate's single ...

Author: 0 Highlights of the latest hearing on Russian election meddling

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, the ranking member of the Senate Crime & Terrorism Subcommittee, addressed the "peculiar behavior" behind President Donald Trump's "warm embrace" of former ational security adviser Mike Flynn. According to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, McGahn briefed Trump immediately following his meeting with Yates. "Additionally, why did the Obama administration let Flynn go to Russian Federation for a paid speaking engagement and receive a fee?" Flynn ...

Global News Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump
Author: 0 Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump

Yates, a longtime federal prosecutor and Obama administration holdover, had been scheduled to appear weeks ago before the House intelligence committee, but that hearing was canceled. In fact, he was the one who recommended Flynn's firing from his post in 2014. Instead, I found Yates to be professional, poised and as direct and informative as she could have been.

Global News Angela Merkel: Macron 'Carries Hopes' of Millions of Europeans
Author: 0 Angela Merkel: Macron 'Carries Hopes' of Millions of Europeans

Macron painted a picture of hope. "If all goes well, positive global and European economic tailwinds could help reap the benefits of reforms quickly, dissipating French voters' anxiety about the euro and globalization within the next five years", said Marion Amiot, senior economist at Oxford Economics.

Global News Hamas elects Haniyeh as new political chief - spokesman
Author: 0 Hamas elects Haniyeh as new political chief - spokesman

In June 2007, Hamas fighters took complete control over the Gaza Strip, following a week of clashes between Hamas and Fatah, resulting from the firing of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh ( Hamas ) by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Fatah). The Gaza border authority said on Saturday that "more than 20,000 Palestinian citizens, who are considered humanitarian cases, are stuck in Gaza and desperately need to travel abroad" for treatment.

Author: 0 AAP "rigs" EVM in Delhi assembly, EC calls it "duplicate"

The Election Commission has said that EVMs are tamper-proof. Using what his party claimed was a "prototype EVM" developed by "a group of IITians", Bhardwaj, himself an engineer, showed how it could be tampered with to favour a particular candidate.

Author: 0 Mattis cites good talks with Turkey on fighting IS in Syria

A long-planned planned offensive to retake Raqqah from Islamic State comes as Iraqi ground forces, backed by the USA -led coalition, are eight months into an assault on Mosul, the militants' self-declared capital in Iraq and the largest city under Islamic State control anywhere.

Author: 0 As Afghan stalemate grinds on, Trump mulls additional troops

Trump is reportedly expected to make his final decision on the strategy before he attends the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on May 25. The new plan, which has yet to be approved by the president, calls for expanding the USA military role as part of a broader effort to push an increasingly confident and resurgent Taliban back to the negotiating table, officials said.

Author: 0 Erdogan Continues Row with Israel Over Jerusalem and its 'Judaization'

Yuli-Yoel Edelstein anger was sparked by Erdogan's comments Monday that Muslims should "increase their visitation" to the al-Aqsa Mosque and fight against the "Judaisation" of Jerusalem. I am now reminding Israeli administrators: "If you believe in your faith, then why are you afraid of the sound of our prayers?" The West Bank and East Jerusalem have been under Israeli occupation since the 1967 Middle East war.

Author: 0 Residential rents hit another record high

Outside the cities, the average rent is three percent above its previous peak, it added. It was the fourth quarter in a row that a new all-time high for the cost of renting has been set. Martin Clancy, PR & Communications manager with Daft.ie said: "We're recording big increases in activity on site and on average over 1,000 property searches are taking place every minute on Daft.ie".

Author: 0 Indian student made to remove bra over exam cheat fears

Puru Pandey, who appeared for the test in the DPS North center said, "The dress code was not a problem for students". Some families living close to the NEET centres also tried to help candidates by offering them clothes. "If these complaints were true, it amounted to severe human rights violation". The Human Rights commission in Kerala took suo moto cognizance of the incident and sought a "high-level" probe.

Author: 0 AAP PAC suspends Kapil Mishra from primary membership of party

The latest conflict comes barely days after the party placated its leader Kumar Vishwas by giving him the responsibility of its Rajasthan unit and suspending the membership of MLA Amanatullah Khan. When AAP refuted the allegations, he said the party terms anyone who questions Kejriwal a "Modi agent". "I will give all the evidence straight to the CBI".

Author: 0 Syria 'safe zones' come into effect but fighting continues

But there are also worrisome flaws that could doom the deal to the same fate as its predecessors. The United States is not party to the agreement and the Syrian rivals have not signed up to the deal. Another is the northern part of Homs province. It added that government forces shelled rebel-held neighborhoods of the capital Damascus. "The case is that in the de-escalation zones, the work of aviation, especially the coalition forces, is absolutely not envisaged, with or without ...

Author: 0 Poland denounces remarks by France's Macron

Varoufakis wrote, referring to Jean-Marie Le Pen, who was kicked out of the Front National Party by Marine for his anti-Semitic statements. May Day workers' rights marches in France took a violent twist as the election campaign spilled on to the streets.

Author: 0 Confident Tories will target SNP big names

She said: "The council elections showed people are turning away from the SNP, because they are fed up with the Nationalists' attempt to force another divisive referendum". Now, as we launch the campaign for the SNP #GE2017 team for the North East of Scotland, we intend to tame the Tory pride. So our challenge is this - it's to bring the SNP down to size.

Author: 0 Fears Russia could blackmail Trump's aide

Yates and James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, testified about Russian involvement in the USA presidential election as multiple probes seek to determine how Moscow interfered and what ties exist between Russian operatives and Trump's aides.

Global News Tories take traditional Labour strongholds as Ukip collapses in local vote
Author: 0 Tories take traditional Labour strongholds as Ukip collapses in local vote

Opinion polls give May a runaway lead in the national election next month of around 20 percentage points, which could hand her more than 100 more seats in parliament and bolster her hand in divorce negotiations with the EU. Tactical voting against hard Brexit was more favoured by the young, with 51% per cent of 18-24 year-olds willing to consider it. He was more cautious than Dame Margaret Beckett on the proposed Labour policy of raising tax for those earning over £80,000 , saying that it ...

Global News Tories take traditional Labour strongholds as Ukip collapses in local vote
Author: 0 Tories take traditional Labour strongholds as Ukip collapses in local vote

Opinion polls give May a runaway lead in the national election next month of around 20 percentage points, which could hand her more than 100 more seats in parliament and bolster her hand in divorce negotiations with the EU. Tactical voting against hard Brexit was more favoured by the young, with 51% per cent of 18-24 year-olds willing to consider it. He was more cautious than Dame Margaret Beckett on the proposed Labour policy of raising tax for those earning over £80,000 , saying that it ...

Author: 0 Democrat Ryan Solen won't seek rematch with GOP's Paul Ryan

House Speaker Paul Ryan and his cohorts with President Trump at press conference after passing the healthcare repeal. The win gives the Wisconsin Republican a signature legislative achievement, one he desperately needed. "They're afraid of learning the full consequences of their plan to push Americans with preexisting conditions into the cold". "The bill has been on the line for two months.The final version was an amendment that was three pages long", he said.

Global News Family of Trump's son-in-law solicits Chinese funding
Author: 0 Family of Trump's son-in-law solicits Chinese funding

Dianne Feinstein of California came in response to media reports that Kushner Companies representatives - including Kushner's sister, Nicole Meyer - marketed use of the EB-5 investor visa program to Chinese nationals at a conference in Beijing over the weekend.

Author: 0 NKorea to host Malaysia in soccer after diplomatic dispute

CNN reported that Kim Hak-song, the latest USA citizen under arrest, was born in Jilin, China, and educated at a university in California. In terms of detentions, North Korea is second only to Iran, where five Americans are now missing or detained.

Author: 0 France reveals 'proof' Bashar al Assad carried out Syria chemical attack

Worldwide chemical weapons inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said last week they had found "incontrovertible" evidence that sarin, or a similar substance, was used in the April 4 attack on Khan Sheikhoun, but did not apportion responsibility.

Author: 0 Kapil Mishra 'shares evidence' against Kejriwal in Rs 400 crore scam

Mr Mishra fired a fresh salvo at the Delhi CM on Monday, alleging a Rs 50-crore deal for a seven-acre plot of land in the Chhattarpur area had been arranged for the AAP chief's brother-in-law. Kejriwal had "zero tolerance for corruption", the AAP leader added. Mishra had claimed that he was removed after he put pressure on the party leaders over matters of "corruption" that have been taking rounds for quite some time.

Author: 0 Graham takes shot at Trump in Russian Federation hearing

James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, was asked whether Trump's business interests in Russian Federation might be a cause for concern. But the Senate Judiciary Committee has proved over the last two hearings (including last week's with Comey) that partisanship is still a powerful force in its own inquiry.