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Author: 0 Turkey brands USA supplying arms to Syrian Kurds 'unacceptable'

The U.S. -led global coalition said the Syrian Democratic Forces militia has freed the majority of the Syrian city of Tabqa and its nearby dam from the Islamic State [Daesh]. The coalition said Thursday that Islamic State had moved its external attack planning operations to Tabqa after their defeat in Manbij in order to avoid coalition airstrikes in Raqqa.

Global News Most of French voters favor Macron's legislative candidates
Author: 0 Most of French voters favor Macron's legislative candidates

Macron, until last year economy minister in the outgoing Socialist government, has blown apart the traditional political boundaries of French politics by winning the presidential election last Sunday under the banner of his own one-year-old Republic on the Move (REM) party.

Author: 0 Netanyahu slams 'absurd' United Nations vote on Jerusalem

UNESCO adopted the resolution with 22 member states voting in favor, 10 voting against and 23 abstaining. It particularly criticised Israel's annexation of east Jerusalem after occupying it in 1967, a move never recognised by the global community.

Author: 0 Old Windows PCs can stop WannaCry ransomware with new Microsoft patch

They gained entry to targeted computer systems by exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft computer operating systems that was discovered and developed by the U.S. While the domain registration put a stop to the ransomware's spread, it did not solve the problem for any system that had already been hit by the attack.

Global News Labour loses out as SNP and Tories snap up seats
Author: 0 Labour loses out as SNP and Tories snap up seats

The Scottish National party leader said that although the Conservatives did well "by their standards", they did so by taking votes from Labour , not by eating into SNP support. James Kelly Labour campaign manager said: "This analysis shows that Labour is ahead of the SNP or within touching distance of the SNP in seven seats across Scotland".

Author: 0 European Union alarmed by USA laptop plans

Representatives of American Airlines Group Inc, Delta Air Lines Inc and United Airlines Inc all met confidentially with officials from DHS and Airlines for America, a trade group, on Thursday afternoon, Reuters reported , to review a likely expansion of usa policy to ban electronic devices larger than cell phones from being on board certain foreign arrivals.

Author: 0 Oil Edges Higher As OPEC Reaches Consensus On Cut Extension

Gasoline demand also perked, as US gasoline futures were up 2.4% after the report. Brent and United States light crude futures contracts closed on Tuesday at their second lowest levels since November 29, the day before OPEC announced it would cut output in the first half of 2017.

Global News Venezuelan Opposition Refuses Maduro Invitation to Take Part in Constituent Assembly
Author: 0 Venezuelan Opposition Refuses Maduro Invitation to Take Part in Constituent Assembly

National guardsmen have repeatedly fired tear gas and rubber bullets in more than a month of anti-government protests . A crowd of thousands, led by opposition leaders and the wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, marched through Caracas singing the national anthem and shouting slogans like "We want elections!" This week Maduro announced the installment of a constituent assembly, which will have the ability to write a new Constitution and to overrule any existing public power ...

Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russia-Related Documents

Flynn has become a major focus of several congressional investigations into Russian Federation and the election. Flynn's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the subpoena. The committee wants any evidence the Treasury has compiled as well as information about whether any people close to Russian President Vladimir Putin had invested in Trump properties, the report said .

Global News Senate intel panel subpoenas Flynn documents
Author: 0 Senate intel panel subpoenas Flynn documents

The Democrats, however, have seen Comey's firing as an attempt to hinder the Russian Federation probe. He also praised Comey for having the "guts" to reopen the bureau's investigation, in the form of the infamous letter the director sent to Congress on October 28, 2016, informing lawmakers that new (and ultimately irrelevant) emails had been discovered that pertained to the case.

Author: 0 Melissa McCarthy returns as Sean Spicer driving podium through NYC

Image via YouTube.comPress secretary Sean Spicer will again be object of satire - with video evidence coming from the streets of NY, where McCarthy-as-Spicer was seen driving her motorized lectern. She captioned the clip, "Straight out da bushes", referencing a Washington Post report earlier this week that the IRL Spicer "huddled with his staff among bushes near television sets on the White House grounds" after the news broke of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's ...

Global News 4 ways Red Cross helped with freeing 82 Chibok girls
Author: 0 4 ways Red Cross helped with freeing 82 Chibok girls

In exchange for their release, five detained and suspected commanders of Boko Haram were freed, according to the Nigerian government. October 13, 2016: Spokesman for Nigeria's president confirms 21 Chibok girls have been freed, a result of government negotiations with Boko Haram .

Author: 0 Macron talks up 2024 Paris Olympic bid to Bach

Other 2024 candidates have come and gone: Boston, Hamburg , Budapest , Rome . The commission will release its finding later this year ahead of the September 13 vote in Lima which will determine the victor. International Olympic Committee inspections typically do not rank candidate cities, and a more flexible evaluation process introduced for the 2024 contest will look to stress the positives.

Author: 0 North Korea wants South's spy chief extradited over alleged Kim plot

M - President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated Moon Jae-in on his victory in South Korea's presidential election. As well as clouding efforts to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions, the THAAD deployment has also led to recriminations from Beijing against South Korean companies.

Author: 0 5 key questions about the NHS cyber hack answered

During the attack on Britain's NHS system, computer screens were locked by the malware that prompted the user to pay $300 in bitcoins or risk having their files erased. The central bank's IT attack monitoring centre "detected mass distribution of harmful software" but no "instances of compromise", it said. German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said some electronic signs at stations announcing arrivals and departures were infected.

Author: 0 10 killed in United States tornado

The children's mother was able to swim to safety after the flood waters washed the auto off a bridge, but was unable to find the children, Fox 16 reported. "Currently there are 21 million under a flood watch or warning from eastern Oklahoma up into IN". There is a severe weather warning of isolated tornadoes, high winds and large hail for 22 million people in six states from North Carolina to NY.

Author: 0 Bill Renews Effort to Declare Israel a Jewish State

Public signs and government services are typically in Hebrew as well as Arabic and it was unclear whether the new bill would change that. But the cabinet-level step, two weeks before a visit by US President Donald Trump, could help Netanyahu shore up relations with far-right members of his government and underpin his campaign to press Palestinians to recognise Israel as the "nation-state" of the Jewish people.

Author: 0 Netanyahu's Government Revives Bill on 'Jewish State' Status

Entitled "Israel - The Nation-State of the Jewish People", the bill declares that "the right to realize national self-determination in the state of Israel is unique to the Jewish people". On May 3, Abbas met with Trump at White House and expressed his optimism to the possibility of Trump's success to reach a historic peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians.

Global News U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin says U.S. reserves right to be protectionist
Author: 0 U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin says U.S. reserves right to be protectionist

Canadian Finance Minister William Morneau, right, talks with President of the German Central Bank Jens Weidmann as they exit the Castle of Bari , venue of the G7 of Ministers of finance, in Bari , southern Italy, Friday, May. Attention also focused on Trump's plans to cut U.S. corporate taxes. "I am quite confident that the development will continue, that the USA administration will engage more strongly in this process".

Author: 0 China, Pak sign major agreements ahead of one belt, one road

Pakistan and China earlier inked a number of agreements aimed at boosting cooperation in various sectors between the two countries, Radio Pakistan reported . In an English-language commentary on Saturday, China´s state-run Xinhua news agency said the new Silk Road, officially called the Belt and Road initiative , would be a boon for developing countries that had been largely neglected by the West.

Author: 0 Elgin-area congressman: If Trump has tapes, Oversight Committee should have them

He said in an interview on Thursday with NBC News that Comey gave him this assurance during the White House dinner and in two phone conversations. As a result, Krishnamoorthi requests that McGahn "confirm the existence of "tapes" and/or a taping system in the White House", along with details as to how long it has been in place, the individual who ordered its installation, and the status of the recordings that it captures.

Author: 0 Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises questions

President Trump fired Comey Tuesday - telling NBC News Thursday that the former FBI director was "a showboat" - as the agency continues his investigation into Russian meddling in the November election. She stressed that the United States did not ask Russian Federation not to publish photos of the meeting. U.S. press photographers were not invited to the meeting, there had been no plans to immediately release images, and in an official White House account of the meeting, the presence of ...

Author: 0 Trump Actually Thinks Israel And Palestine 'Work Together Beautifully'

Trump, who in February met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House , has called a possible Palestinian-Israeli accord "the toughest deal in the world" but one he is determined to try to broker. Still, the very fact that the meeting was held was an improvement for Abbas over the early weeks of the Trump administration, when the Palestinians felt ignored and frozen out.

Author: 0 Trump delays decision on withdrawing from Paris climate accord

Several denier-led groups also sent a letter on Monday to Trump in favor of exiting the deal. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , formerly chief of oil giant ExxonMobil , supports staying in the accord, but Scott Pruitt, administrator of the country's Environmental Protection Agency, says it "is a bad deal for America" that will cost some USA workers their jobs.

Author: 0 Scotland boss Gregor Townsend eagerly awaits World Cup clash with hosts Japan

Pool B consists of the current World Cup holders New Zealand plus former champions South Africa and Conor O'Shea's Italy. We've drawn a pool that's got some strength in it, that's okay. " France are improving and they are a unsafe team". These are: England , Scotland , Wales, Ireland , New Zealand , France , Italy , Argentina , Japan , South Africa , Australia and Georgia.

Global News Japan says N. Korea missile fell into sea
Author: 0 Japan says N. Korea missile fell into sea

Sunday's launch is the first since North Korea carried out a failed test on April 29 out of the Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan province. The projectile launch comes two weeks after a ballistic missile test that South Korean and US officials said failed.

Author: 0 Protesting AAP places 3 demands before EC over EVM row

It met EC officials and handed over a letter addressed to Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. "Nowhere in the world, except in one country, these EVMs are being used", Sibal said, adding, "Every technology can be hacked and that is our concern".

Author: 0 AAP demonstrates how EVMs can be hacked; BJP says drama

Meeting started with inaugural address by Election Commission of India. "We are in favour of VVPAT machines being attached to EVMs", Yadav tells CNN-News18 ahead of the meeting. "But the hacking happens after the EVM reaches the polling booth", he said. "There is no way that a voter can verify as to whether the vote cast by him has gone to the right candidate".

Global News EVM motherboards can be changed in 90 seconds: Kejriwal
Author: 0 EVM motherboards can be changed in 90 seconds: Kejriwal

NDTV quoted Kejriwal as saying, "He showed how easy it is to hack EVMs and it is being done on a massive scale". "It is common sense that gadgets other than ECI-EVMs can be programmed to perform in a pre-determined way, but it simply cannot be implied that ECI-EVMs will behave in the same manner because they are technically secured and function under an elaborate administrative and security protocol", the Commission said in a statement.

Global News Somali President Requests Help in Arms and Funds
Author: 0 Somali President Requests Help in Arms and Funds

British Prime Minister Theresa May opened the conference, which was also attended by heads of state from Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda; U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis led the American delegation. "Here in London, we can tip the scales from danger to safety ", said Mr. Guterres. May made a long-term commitment to reinforce Somali security forces and insure that assistance is rapidly provided to the country.

Author: 0 'We will get this done' Trump promises Israeli-Palestinian peace

Speaking after the US President finished his statement, Abbas thanked Trump for his invitation and looked forward with working with the White House. Trump asserted that "any agreement can not be imposed by the United States or by any other nation", and that it was up to Israel and the Palestinians to work out peace between themselves.

Author: 0 Carmaker Nissan says United Kingdom plant hit by cyber attack

The attack disrupted Britain's health system and companies including carmaker Renault and global shipper FedEx. The situation at the Wearside plant is "continuing to be monitored", but in line with normal weekend procedures no auto production was taking place, the spokeswoman added.

Global News Punjab board (PSEB) Class 12 results to be declared today
Author: 0 Punjab board (PSEB) Class 12 results to be declared today

Candidates can check the PSEB website to download the results on May 15. "The students can access the results online at www. pseb", said PSEB chairman Balbir Singh Dhol. The Punjab School Education Board has been in existence since the year 1969 and was granted autonomous status in the year 1987 through an amendment passed by the state legislative assembly.

Global News Nurur Rehman Barkati a RSS agent: TMC
Author: 0 Nurur Rehman Barkati a RSS agent: TMC

The Imam earlier defied the orders, saying state CM Mamata Banerjee had granted him permission to use the beacon. "He neither has right nor permission to use lal batti on his vehicle", Siddiqullah Chowdhury said, during a press conference here at Kolkata Press Club.

Global News Spicer: Flynn Delay Was Because Yates Is a 'Strong Supporter' of Hillary
Author: 0 Spicer: Flynn Delay Was Because Yates Is a 'Strong Supporter' of Hillary

In February on "Face the Nation" White Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said, "Our legal counsel got a heads-up form Sally Yates that something wasn't adding up with his story". Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer said in response that if Obama "was seriously concerned" about Flynn's connections to Russian Federation or other foreign countries, he should have withheld Flynn's security clearance.

Author: 0 China presses South Korea on Thaad missile system

President Donald Trump congratulated Moon on his victory in Tuesday's snap election and invited South Korea's new leader to visit the White House. The THAAD deployment was agreed upon by Moon's predecessor, conservative leader Park Guen-hye.

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