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Author: 0 Always Dreaming wins the 143rd Kentucky Derby

But Velazquez, who had positioned his mount to not get mud kicked in his face, settled the victor of the Florida Derby into a relaxed stride in the run down the backstretch as the pace slowed, close but not too close to the lead. When you buy a horse, you're always dreaming , he said. Summarizing this Kentucky Derby is pretty simple: the best horse won. Sneering at Pletcher's overall Derby record of just one previous victor from 45 starters has become an ritual of pre-Derby doings for ...

Author: 0 Venezuela: Maduro calls for popular constituent assembly to remake constitution

Opposition supporters cheered as youths ran to the front, carrying makeshift shields made from rubbish bin lids, wood and even a satellite dish. "They are never going to cover housing unit No. Appearing on state television later in the evening, Maduro signed the formal convocation decree and said he had designated a commission for a "wide dialogue with all of Venezuela".

Author: 0 Kushner Sister Invokes Jared, In Appeal to Chinese Investors

On Monday, the Kushner family apologized for mentioning Jared Kushner, saying there was no intent to push investment by highlighting family ties to Washington. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., the senior Democrat on the House Judiciary immigration subcommittee, said in an interview Sunday that it was "pretty sketchy" for Meyer to make her sales pitch given that the program's continued existence is in doubt, and the backlog of applications from Chinese investors may add five years to the process.

Global News States brace for big decisions under GOP health care changes
Author: 0 States brace for big decisions under GOP health care changes

New Jersey, along with 30 other states and the District of Columbia, accepted a core deal from Obama's health overhaul to expand Medicaid; 550,000 people have gained coverage through it in New Jersey alone. But he's defending the House version anyway. "We're optimistic that we'll pass it out of the House today", Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina, chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program on Thursday.

Author: 0 Abbas Agrees to Meet Netanyahu During Trump Visit

Abbas said that "we are looking forward to his visit soon to Beit Lechem", probably May 22. "We affirmed to (Trump) that we are ready to cooperate with him and meet the Israeli prime minister under his auspices in order to make peace", Abbas said, without mentioning any preconditions.

Global News Vinod Khanna's body arrives at his residence, funeral to take place shortly
Author: 0 Vinod Khanna's body arrives at his residence, funeral to take place shortly

Khanna passed away at the Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital at Girgaum, where he was admitted on March 31. Dubbed Bollywood's "original heartthrob", Khanna had reportedly been battling cancer for several years. After playing many villainous characters, Khanna moved on to play lead roles. Gulzar's " Mere Apne " in 1971 first noticed his potential towards acting.

Global News Detention of fourth USA citizen by N. Korea 'concerning': White House
Author: 0 Detention of fourth USA citizen by N. Korea 'concerning': White House

Korean-American Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk and is in his 50s, was the first to be arrested last month from PUST . He is a faculty member at PUST. Kim is the second American taken in the last few weeks and the fourth overall. But they bring to four the number of US citizens now known to be in custody in the North.

Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron may have won the French presidency, but challenges await him

Macron and Erdoğan also agreed to meet face-to-face at a NATO Summit scheduled for Brussels later this month. French voters elected centrist Emmanuel Macron president on Sunday in a decisive rebuke of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. The task, though, may prove tricky for a president who had never run for a political office before and for his fledgling political movement La Republique En Marche (Republic On the Move).

Global News Scores missing feared dead after shipwrecks in Mediterranean, UNHCR reports
Author: 0 Scores missing feared dead after shipwrecks in Mediterranean, UNHCR reports

The dinghy had no distress signalling equipment, and its surviving occupants were rescued by a Danish cargo ship. In the second incident, on Sunday, a woman and six men were rescued by the Libyan coast guard. "The summer tends to be very, very busy because sea conditions are better". And in Spain on Tuesday, officials said about 300 migrants tried to scramble across the 6-meter (20-foot) border fence separating Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco, with many throwing ...

Author: 0 Pakistan says army killed 50 Afghan soldiers in firing exchange

At least nine people were killed and dozens injured when Afghan border forces fired at a Pakistani census team in Balochistan on Friday. Tension has been increasing in recent months with each side accusing the other of not doing enough to stop militants engaging in cross-border raids.

Author: 0 Turkey to take further anti-Kurdish military action in Iraq, Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed confidence he would be able to open a "new page" in troubled relations with Washington at a meeting next month with his counterpart Donald Trump. The military said the YPG has targeted Turkish border posts from Afrin and Tal Abyad, areas held by the group in northern Syria. Tensions escalated this week with cross-border clashes between Turkish forces and the YPG near the Syrian border.

Author: 0 Russia: US Welcomed Syria De-Escalation Zones Deal, Has All Information on Memorandum

The move, welcomed by the United Nations, has been met with scepticism from the United States as the so-called safe-zones will be closed for warplanes of the United States and those of the US -led coalition. Key details remain vague - like what are the borders of the safe zones where fighting will stop? According to the agreement, the "de-escalation areas shall be created with the aim to put a prompt end to violence, improve the humanitarian situation and create favourable conditions to ...

Global News UK Labour leader Corbyn: I won't quit if I lose election
Author: 0 UK Labour leader Corbyn: I won't quit if I lose election

Six weeks before the U.K goes to national polls, Conservatives are trying to downplay their electoral victory in regional elections last Thursday to ensure glowing polls translate to votes. That issue has been settled. Earlier in the day, he told activists during a campaign speech in Manchester, northwest England, that the issue is "settled" and "the question now is what sort of Brexit do we want".

Author: 0 New South Korean President Calls on Army to Maintain High Combat Readiness

A survey by three of the country's leading broadcasters predicted that Moon Jae-in, 64, had won nearly twice as many votes as his closest rival. The election body had finished counting votes as of 6 a.m. "It is crucial that Trump and the next South Korean president strike up instant, positive chemistry in their first meeting to help work through any bilateral differences and together deal with the North Korean challenge", she said.

Author: 0 White House Postpones Another Climate Change Meeting

Today, White House advisors postponed a "key meeting " to discuss America's involvement in the Paris Agreement, Politico reports. The Paris accord calls for the limiting the global average temperature increase since the industrial revolution to 2 degrees Celsius or less.

Global News What world leaders say about Macron's victory
Author: 0 What world leaders say about Macron's victory

Mr Putin, who hosted Marine Le Pen during the election campaign, said he was ready for "constructive joint work on current bilateral, regional and global issues". Fervently pro-European Macron is hoping to re-energise the Franco-German engine at the heart of the 28-member bloc, which is seen as critical now that Britain is set to leave.

Author: 0 Hamas elects Ismail Haniyeh to lead political office

For his first appearance as Hamas leader, Haniyeh chose a symbol of elusive Palestinian unity - a solidarity tent where several political factions are represented, including Hamas and Mr Abbas' Fatah movement. Ismail Haniya was born in the Shati refugee camp to the west of Gaza City and although a close associate of Hamas's spiritual leader, the late Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, he was relatively unknown until he headed the Hamas list that won the Palestinian legislative election of January 2006 ...

Global News Lawmakers suggest former Trump security adviser Flynn broke law
Author: 0 Lawmakers suggest former Trump security adviser Flynn broke law

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn likely violated the law when he failed to disclose that he had received payments from Russian Federation, two top lawmakers said on Tuesday. Cummings has suggested in a letter to President Donald Trump that if Flynn violated the clause , then he owes the USA the amount of money he received from Russian Federation and Turkey.

Author: 0 Good chance for Middle East peace deal

But while Trump's meeting with Netanyahu signaled an era of warmer US-Israel relations than had existed under President Barack Obama , Trump also slightly moderated his stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the unequivocal support he promised Israel during the campaign.

Global News France spends too much in wrong areas: EU's Juncker
Author: 0 France spends too much in wrong areas: EU's Juncker

The UKIP leader, Paul Nuttall, directly linked his party's defeat to the public dispute between the Prime Minister and European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker , saying it was "particularly fortuitously timed for the Conservatives".

Global News Trudeau congratulates France's president-elect Macron on decisive win
Author: 0 Trudeau congratulates France's president-elect Macron on decisive win

But even while pledging to help France tackle unemployment, Merkel rejected suggestions Germany should do more to support Europe's economy by importing more from its partners to bring down its big trade surplus. Here is a selection of comments from world leaders and other political heavyweights on Macron's election victory. European Union leaders believe Marine Le Pen's defeat is a strong sign that Eurosceptic nationalism is now ebbing.

Author: 0 Had warned Trump administration that Flynn could be blackmailed: Sally Yates

After the hearing, Mr Trump tweeted: "The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?" Yates said Monday that she met with the White House counsel in the days after the inauguration to alert him that the Justice Department had information showing Flynn's account of the calls was not accurate.

Global News IndiGo to buy 50 ATR planes for $1.3 bn
Author: 0 IndiGo to buy 50 ATR planes for $1.3 bn

IndiGo's plan coincides with the launch of the Indian government's Regional Connectivity Scheme, also known as UDAN, established to boost economic development, employment and tourism by better connecting small and remote cities. Now flying 133 Airbus A320/A320neos, it controls almost 40 percent of the Indian market, making it that countries largest carrier by passenger count.

Global News President Tsai congratulates French President-elect Macron
Author: 0 President Tsai congratulates French President-elect Macron

The biggest risk of all was France, a country with an ailing economy, historic ambivalence towards the European Union and a politician, in National Front leader Marine Le Pen, who seemed well positioned to seize on voter fears. The race here also focused on the deeper question of what it means to be French. Party, who has never held elected office, will be France's youngest president at the age of 39.

Global News Middlesbrough are relegated as dominant Chelsea close in on title
Author: 0 Middlesbrough are relegated as dominant Chelsea close in on title

Commitment and hard work are buzzwords for the 47-year-old Conte but he urged his players to enjoy their moment. Chelsea boss Conte said: "This step was big, a big step for us". "My players deserve to win the league". "Every opponent who goes there has a hard game, they are eighth in the league and have had a very good year".

Global News Former Attorney General: Alarm about Russian blackmail led to warning on Flynn
Author: 0 Former Attorney General: Alarm about Russian blackmail led to warning on Flynn

Yates was expected to be questioned about how blunt a warning she gave the incoming administration that Flynn had provided a misleading account of a telephone conversation with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. "And the big question we need an answer to this evening: Did the Obama administration, under the guise of national security, target the leader of an opposition party".

Author: 0 N Korea Launches Failed Missile Test: Yonhap

Tillerson called on all countries to downgrade or sever diplomatic relations with North Korea and impose targeted sanctions on entities and individuals supporting its missile and nuclear program. Trump says he's not going to talk about USA military options because "we shouldn't be announcing all our moves". In Japan, one of Tokyo's major subways systems shut down all lines for 10 minutes early on Saturday after receiving warning of a North Korean missile launch.

Global News Eurovision contestants practice; big week for song contest
Author: 0 Eurovision contestants practice; big week for song contest

Malta's best Eurovision finish since Chiara's second place in 2005 was Gianluca Bezzina, who placed eighth in 2013. Lucie admits she doesn't know where she's headed on her hen do yet as her maid of honour is keeping it a secret, but says she has "high expectations" based on what other friends have told her.

Author: 0 Liberal Wins South Korean Presidency As Opponents Concede

From 1998 to 2008, North and South Korea actively engaged with each other under what was called the Sunshine Policy. Mr Moon, a liberal former human rights lawyer who was jailed as a student by a previous dictatorship, favours closer ties with North Korea, saying hard-line conservative governments did nothing to prevent the North's development of nuclear-armed missiles and only reduced South Korea's voice in global efforts to counter North Korea .

Author: 0 Trump's team 'was warned Russians could blackmail' Michael Flynn

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. Yates testified at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing that focused primarily on Flynn, and did not shed much light on other aspects of investigations of allegations that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 USA election and whether there was collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow.

Author: 0 Judges divided on Trump's travel ban

Trump himself first proposed banning all Muslims from travel to the US - rhetoric that has now been deleted from his campaign site. The president's executive order was blocked by a judge in Hawaii after it was issued; a federal court in Virginia considered a different challenge of Trump's order on Monday, CNN reported .

Author: 0 Trump fires FBI Director Comey

The firing came at the recommendation of the Justice Department, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. A former Republican, Comey served as the deputy attorney general for almost two years under President George W. He said he laboured over whether to publicly announce the investigation, but said he wouldn't have changed his decision to do it. Some, though far fewer than the "hundreds and thousands " Comey described, may have been sent in order to be printed, the officials say.

Global News Cavs move one game away from Eastern Conference Finals
Author: 0 Cavs move one game away from Eastern Conference Finals

James has toyed with the Raptors to this point, scoring 39 points on just 14 shots in Game 2 , a performance that left frustrated Toronto star DeMar DeRozan to ask for some assistance. At a certain point, whether it was when he bombed threes easily, or hit a left-handed push shot, or ran the break at lightning-fast speed, there is no answer.

Author: 0 Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI's ongoing Russia investigation

Then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, second from left, attends a joint news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the East Room of the White House Feb. CNN learned of the subpoenas hours before President Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey. Flynn, who was ousted in February after lying about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US, is being investigated for potentially improper payments from the Russian and Turkish ...