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Author: 0 Sessions Tells Prosecutors To Seek 'Most Serious' Charges, Stricter Sentences

As NBC News reported on Thursday just before Sessions addressed a crowd in West Virginia, while some opioids are indeed smuggled into the country by cartels, in West Virginia specifically, the opioid epidemic was spurred by doctors over-prescribing opioid painkillers that come from right here in the U.S.

Global News New South Korean leader to go to White House summit in June
Author: 0 New South Korean leader to go to White House summit in June

National Security Council ahead of a planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump next month. South Korea and the USA on Tuesday agreed to work towards the "complete" denuclearisation of North Korea , also vowing to seek new and practical ways to rid Pyongyang of its nuclear weapons, Seoul officials said .

Global News Japan princess to wed, sparking debate on shrinking royal family
Author: 0 Japan princess to wed, sparking debate on shrinking royal family

This means that even if Princess Mako, 25, gives birth to a boy, the child would not be allowed to become an emperor. It will be the first engagement among the four grandchildren of Emperor Akihito. Princess Mako enrolled at International Christian University in Tokyo in April 2010, becoming the first imperial family member to attend the university.

Author: 0 Vulnerable House Republicans distance themselves from Trump

The classified information Donald Trump told Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting reportedly came from Israeli sources. While the president did discuss classified information, his actions were "wholly appropriate" and did not endanger any intelligence assets or methods, McMaster said.

Author: 0 United States spat erupts ahead of Trump visit to region

Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who gave President Donald Trump's inauguration its single largest donation at $5 million, is furious about comments Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made on Sunday regarding Trump's campaign promise to move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , Axios reported .

Author: 0 Supporters, opponents of Turkey's Erdogan clash in Washington

Trump and Erdogan will next meet May 25 at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. During private discussions, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence " raised the incarceration of Pastor Andrew Brunson and asked that the Turkish Government expeditiously return him to the United States ", the White House said in a statement.

Global News Arabs have a lot to say after Trump's meeting with Palestine's president
Author: 0 Arabs have a lot to say after Trump's meeting with Palestine's president

He said, "I hope that it's possible to achieve a change and to pursue a genuine peace". As he concluded and turned to shake hands with Trump, Abbas added in English: "Now, Mr. Despite the cordial appearance at Trump's joint White House press conference with Abbas, there may be turbulence beneath the surface. "I affirm to you that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace", he said, a contention that Israeli officials would vehemently reject.

Author: 0 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives in India for four day official visit

The Agreements were exchanged after delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas in New Delhi. "A relationship marked by solidarity & friendship". He also said that India and Palestine will work together for capacity building and Ramallah will be made an IT hub. Modi also referred to a flagship Techno-park project India was undertaking in Ramallah and said particular emphasis was being laid on the areas of information technology, youth ...

Author: 0 Top Islamic State commander killed in Afghan raid

First emerging in Afghanistan in 2015, the jihadist group overran large parts of Nangarhar and Kunar provinces, near the Pakistan border. That's the same area where the terror group's top local commander was killed by Afghan and us military forces in April.

Global News Islamic State Defeated at Tabqa Dam
Author: 0 Islamic State Defeated at Tabqa Dam

Erdogan has shown no signs of backing away from his demand that the USA break ties with the YPG, which is viewed in Turkey as linked to the PKK, or Kurdistan Workers Party. The Trump administration has not specified the kinds of arms to be provided, but US officials have indicated that 120 mm mortars, machine guns, ammunition and light armored vehicles were possibilities.

Global News West Bengal civic polls: TMC leading on all seven seats
Author: 0 West Bengal civic polls: TMC leading on all seven seats

In Domkal municipality, the Trinamool Congress is leading in 18 of the 21 wards. TMC won 24 of 27 wards in Congress-stronghold Raiganj, where the party managed to get only two seats while BJP bagged the remaining one seat. It won in Domkal, Raiganj and Pujali as well, while BJP ally GJM won Kurseong, Darjeeling and Kalimpong. Congress won 1 and CPI (M) won 3, all of the three joined TMC later.

Global News Activists seek video in boy's slaying by police; friend sues
Author: 0 Activists seek video in boy's slaying by police; friend sues

According to authorities, Bridgeport Officer James Boulay, 30, opened fire on Negron after the latter allegedly struck the officer in a stolen vehicle. The 15-year-old Bridgeport teenager does not appear to be moving in the shaky video footage. It goes on to say the officers and the chief, "falsely claimed that the plaintiff and Negron attempted to evade the traffic stop, that officers were pinned under the vehicle, that multiple cars were hit by Negron, that the plaintiff failed to comply ...

Global News James Clapper on collusion between Russia, Trump aides: There could be evidence
Author: 0 James Clapper on collusion between Russia, Trump aides: There could be evidence

Clapper also said he talked to Comey after Trump invited him to dinner shortly after he took office, saying Comey "was uneasy with it". Trump said on Thursday, in an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt, that he spoke three separate times with Comey about whether he was the subject of the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election - once over dinner and twice in phone calls.

Global News North Korea missile program progressing faster than expected, Seoul says
Author: 0 North Korea missile program progressing faster than expected, Seoul says

Despite that, President Trump already expressed his intent to keep the relationship between the USA and North Korea "diplomatic" to prevent the latter from using nuclear missiles. "The DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] will bolster its self-defense capabilities as long as the United States continues its hostile policies toward the DPRK and imposes nuclear threats and makes blackmail", North Korean diplomat Ju Yong Choi told the U.N.

Global News President Moon Jae-in's special envoys to US, Japan to depart Wednesday
Author: 0 President Moon Jae-in's special envoys to US, Japan to depart Wednesday

It remains unclear whether they will pay a courtesy call to President Moon, he added. Elected May 9, and sworn in the next day, Mr. Moon began immediately to tackle issues that had piled up over the previous months. Haley's comments at the United Nations, alongside ambassadors from Japan and South Korea, came days after North Korea tested another ballistic missile.

Global News Republicans Restrained In Response To Trump Intelligence Sharing With Russia
Author: 0 Republicans Restrained In Response To Trump Intelligence Sharing With Russia

Despite Trump's anti-Muslim discourse during his election campaign and his signing of two executive orders blocking USA entry to refugees and citizens from several Muslim majority nations - although those orders were blocked by U.S. When that ended, Trump asked everyone to leave except Comey, and he eventually turned the conversation to Flynn. John Cornyn, R-Tex., and Acting FBI Director, Andrew McCabe, interviewed for the job with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod ...

Author: 0 EU, US to meet Wednesday over in-flight laptop ban

The ban, now in effect on flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa, would affect major usa carriers, such as American Airlines, which has a hub and a transatlantic gateway at Philadelphia International Airport. The official said the primary questions revolved around when and how - and not whether - the ban would be imposed. The official asked not to be named because he wasn't authorized to speak about discussions with the government.

Global News Haley: US will 'tighten the screws' on North Korean nuclear program
Author: 0 Haley: US will 'tighten the screws' on North Korean nuclear program

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says North Korea is intimidating the global community with its nuclear program, military ability and cyberattacks. Haley says the USA and China have been working on "a unified plan" on North Korea that would include new sanctions and she predicts a new United Nations resolution will move forward following the weekend launch.

Global News Armed men stormed state Radio, Television building in Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Author: 0 Armed men stormed state Radio, Television building in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

They stormed Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) and engaged security forces in a gun battle. Inhamullah Miakhial, a spokesman for the provincial hospital in Nangarhar, said it has received 14 wounded people. "Three attackers are dead and so are three other people, including one policeman", Al Jazeera's John Hendren, reporting from Afghanistan's capital, Kabul , said, quoting police officials.

Global News IAS officer found dead under mysterious circumstances
Author: 0 IAS officer found dead under mysterious circumstances

Kumar said that the police control room received a call on Wednesday morning about a man lying on the roadside near the guest house at Meerabai Marg. The exact reason for Tiwari's death will only be ascertained, once the post-mortem report is received, said the police official.

Author: 0 Mattis 'not worried' about Trump sharing intel

SHAPIRO: If a president asks his FBI director to end an investigation into one of the president's former aides, does that constitute obstruction of justice? "Even the liberal New York Times has noted that the president has the right to declassify classified information".

Global News Jobless rate hits lowest since 1975 in Tory election boost
Author: 0 Jobless rate hits lowest since 1975 in Tory election boost

Chris Williamson at IHS Markit pointed out that the pay data come hot on the heels of Tuesday's news that inflation has spiked to 2.7%, "meaning real pay is falling at the steepest rate for two-and-a-half years". The figure fell by 50,000 in the last three months of 2016. "The last thing Britain needs is another real wage slump". Average earnings increased by 2-point-4 percent in the past year - below the latest inflation rate of 2-point-7 percent.

Author: 0 Veteran Mexican journalist Javier Valdez is killed

He was fatally shot that afternoon as he drove away from the newsweekly's offices in the state capital, Culiacan - a city beset by a battle for control of the criminal empire of El Chapo, who was captured a year ago. Valdez, 50, received the International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ ) in 2011 for his coverage of drug trafficking.

Global News Australian conservative government to raise taxes on five biggest banks
Author: 0 Australian conservative government to raise taxes on five biggest banks

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) last week held interest rates at a record low 1.50 percent, citing concern about fuelling more borrowing in the red-hot property market, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne. "Both Medicare and the NDIS are funded out of consolidated revenue". In a Budget reply speech, seen by the Herald Sun and set to be delivered overnight, Senator Hinch said he wanted to know if any of the short-sellers of bank stocks "had any connection with Capital Hill".

Global News Jeremy Corbyn would fail to keep United Kingdom safe, claims Theresa May
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn would fail to keep United Kingdom safe, claims Theresa May

The opposition Labour Party is trying to turn Britain's election into a tale of two Brexits. " She has said repeatedly no deal is better than a bad deal, but Labour are very clear that no deal is the worst possible deal ". Starmer laid out Labour's Brexit plan to retain " the benefits of the single market , " focus on the economy, and " fresh negotiating priorities that reflect Labour values ".

Author: 0 Macron, Merkel vow to give Europe a new impetus

Macron, who ran a pro-European election campaign, kept with tradition by visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday in his first trip overseas after taking office. Reacting to Mr Philippe's appointment, Mr Juppe called the new prime minister "a man of great talent" with "all the qualities to handle the hard job".

Author: 0 Leonard's injury spotlights a debated and dangerous NBA play

The Game 1 of the Spurs vs. Warriors Game 2 will air on ESPN, which means it will be available to live stream online on flagship streaming app - WatchESPN . The Warriors had 39 assists on their 50 field goals, and they shot 56.2 percent from the field. But with time to prepare a new game plan without Leonard, the Warriors are expecting a different type of challenge in Game 2 .

Global News Consensus on the presidential candidate good for nation: Mamata Banerjee
Author: 0 Consensus on the presidential candidate good for nation: Mamata Banerjee

However, both parties are keeping their cards close to their chests and have not revealed whether any names were discussed. We want a consensus candidate and that will be better for all of us. According to reports, Congress Pradesh Committee president Adhir Chowdhury has written a letter to the party high command, requesting her to deal with Banerjee carefully as most of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders are under the scanner in Saradha and Narada scams.

Global News Police chief shot in upstate NY, suspect barricaded in home
Author: 0 Police chief shot in upstate NY, suspect barricaded in home

State police said they were responding to a domestic incident around 9:30 a.m. involving a recent breakup between the woman who is the primary renter of the home and her ex-boyfriend, who occasionally stayed at the residence. The shooting triggered a massive police response, with officers carrying heavy weapons and long rifles. The identity of the victim also was confirmed by the Montgomery supervisors.

Global News Military Official Says Iraqi Forces Recapture 90% Of Western Mosul
Author: 0 Military Official Says Iraqi Forces Recapture 90% Of Western Mosul

Speaking alongside Rasool in Baghdad, Dorrian said that "around one million displaced Iraqis returned to their homes in liberated areas". The drive to retake Mosul has been supported by US-led air strikes that have aided the Iraqi advance but also reportedly caused hundreds of civilian casualties in the city.

Global News Election 2017: One week left to register to vote on June 8
Author: 0 Election 2017: One week left to register to vote on June 8

The council is emphasising that anyone who has just moved to the district, or moved house within the district can still register, it is not too late. According to the Electoral Commission , applications will be accepted for anyone who will be 18 years of age before the end of a 12-month period starting from the next 1 December after their application is made.

Global News Israel Reprimands Swedish Ambassador Over UNESCO Vote Denying Ties to Jerusalem
Author: 0 Israel Reprimands Swedish Ambassador Over UNESCO Vote Denying Ties to Jerusalem

Israel seized East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and later annexed it in a move that has never been internationally recognised. The Prime Minister's comment echoed a statement by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) on Monday, in which she derided the UNESCO resolution and the denial of the fact of Israel's sovereignty in Jerusalem as "fake history".

Author: 0 Trump on Asking for Comey's Loyalty: 'I Didn't'

The president's morning Twitter comments again raised the specter of Richard Nixon, who secretly taped conversations and telephone calls in the White House during the Watergate investigation that ultimately led to his downfall. "When James Clapper himself, and virtually everyone else with knowledge of the witch hunt, says there is no collusion, when does it end?" he said. But Clapper is only providing a shrug, an exact match to "I don't know".

Author: 0 UK Labour leader vows to 'overturn rigged system'

The June 8 election has been dubbed a "Brexit election" but as the speech indicated, Corbyn is keen to convert it into a mandate on the policies of the Theresa May government on issues such as health, funding cuts, education and employment rights.

Author: 0 South Korea Wants to Reopen Communications With North

The test launch was a legitimate act of self-defence and USA criticism was a "wanton violation of the sovereignty and dignity of the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea]", a North Korean diplomat told the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Tuesday.

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