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Uttar Pradesh Assembly passes GST Bill

Uttar Pradesh Assembly passes GST Bill Later, he introduced the GST Bill in the Legislative Council where also it was passed. The maiden session of the 17th Uttar Pradesh assembly session not only witnessed an uproar in the house by the opposition parties but also witnessed MLAs sleeping in Lok Bhawan, Lucknow on May 15. [Full Article...]

Surviving Migrants Arriving in Italy Report Number of People Lost

Surviving Migrants Arriving in Italy Report Number of People Lost More than 45,000 people have been rescued and brought to Italy so far this year, a 44 percent increase from the same period in 2016, according to Italy's interior ministry. The sea channel between Italy and Libya is the world's busiest and most unsafe sea migration route. As reported by Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany's worldwide broadcaster, more than 43,000 migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan Afric... [Full Article...]

CBI raids Chidambaram's home in Chennai

Meanwhile, Chidambaram and his son remained in news through the day. Union Minister Ananth Kumar said the probe agencies tend to do investigation whenever they get leads of illegal money, black money and corruption. The party said neither Mr Chidambaram nor any other leader would be deterred by the alleged "politics of fear and vendetta" being pursued by the Centre. [Full Article...]

Trump to meet Turkish leader amid storm over shared intel

Trump to meet Turkish leader amid storm over shared intel Trump's approach until now has been to ignore or even endorse Erdogan's autocratic abuses. However, Ankara considers the key Kurdish component of the SDF to be an affiliate of the designated "terrorist" group Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has waged a decades-long insurgency inside Turkey. [Full Article...]

White House on lockdown for fence jumper

White House on lockdown for fence jumper The Secret Service has tried to bulk up security measures around the White House, including placing bike racks in front of the permanent fence surrounding the North and South Lawns. Mr Erdogan left before the lockdown. In March, 26-year-old Jonathan Tran jumped three fences and remained undetected on the White House grounds for 17 full minutes. [Full Article...]

Singapore Is Now Home to the World's Tallest 'Car Vending Machine'

Singapore Is Now Home to the World's Tallest 'Car Vending Machine' As a customer, you'd wait on the ground floor and use a touchscreen display to choose the auto you'd want to see. Gary Hong, general manager for Autobahn Motors , told CNNMoney that the vision for the tower came from a display of Matchbox cars he saw while in a toy store with his son. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia counting down the seconds until Trump arrives

The Egyptian president began his tour April 23 in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told CNBC in March his government believed USA infrastructure, in particular, was an attractive investment. Trump has said he intends to push for $1 trillion in United States infrastructure investments over the next decade, with $200 billion coming from taxpayers and the rest from the private se... [Full Article...]

China supports dialogue between Pakistan, India to resolve Kashmir issue: Nawaz Sharif

China supports dialogue between Pakistan, India to resolve Kashmir issue: Nawaz Sharif Nawaz Sharif appreciated Jack Ma for his intention to open an e-platform of Alibaba in Paksitan and said he had earlier directed his office to work out the formalities that resulted in signing of MoU within four months. The CPEC includes projects that will build roads and railways connecting Kashgar, an important city in southern Xinjiang, with Gwadar, a deep water port on the Arabian Sea in P... [Full Article...]

Thailand backs off threat to block Facebook over content

Thailand backs off threat to block Facebook over content The published policies of Facebook specify that it will only obey nation's request for the removal of a particular content until it is accompanied by a proper court order. But Facebook presents a challenge to the censors. "You can either block the entire website or block none of it". "Particularly because Facebook is the most popular social networking site in Thailand, and Thailand is one of... [Full Article...]

ECJ ruling a blow to European Union free-trade deals

ECJ ruling a blow to European Union free-trade deals The EU can now approve global deals either through its institutions, with member state governments signing off, or through all the national legislatures. In December, an advocate general to the court went much further, saying that individual European Union nations should also ratify the Singapore agreement because some aspects, also including labor and environmental standards and trade in air ... [Full Article...]

Greek seamen extend strike; no ferries for 4 days

Ferry services was also due to come to a standstill on Tuesday and Wednesday, while unions have called a general strike on Wednesday. The Panhellenic Seamen's Federation said it was asking "for the understanding and full support of both the traveling public and all Greek workers", adding that the new measures would lead seamen "to poverty and destitution". [Full Article...]

Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation

The Times cites a memo that Comey wrote after his meeting with the president a day after Flynn resigned following revelations that, contrary to his initial statements, he had discussed Russian sanctions with the country's Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on a phone call in December of 2016. [Full Article...]

North Korea missile test is huge step forward

North Korea missile test is huge step forward Speaking to his nation's parliament, the South's Han Min-koo said THAAD detected Sunday's launch of a missile that the North claimed was capable of carrying and delivering a nuclear payload. Traditionally, the United States and China have negotiated new measures before involving remaining council members. The United States sees China as key, US Disarmament Ambassador Wood told reporters on a con... [Full Article...]

What to know about travel ban appeals

The Justice Department maintains that the travel ban was animated by bona fide national security concerns, but US District Court Judge Derrick Watson disagreed in March, concluding that the executive order was likely motivated by a discriminatory goal. [Full Article...]

Trump talk with Russians 'wholly appropriate,' adviser says

Although top aides on Monday had declared reports about Trump's discussions false, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Tuesday sought instead to downplay the significance of the information Trump revealed. By doing so, Trump would have jeopardized co-operation from an ally familiar with the inner workings of the Islamic State group, and make other allies - or even US intelligence officials ... [Full Article...]

Trump suggests 'good chance' for Mideast peace

Mr Abbas said he and the USA president did not discuss details. "We believe that we are capable and able to bring about success to our efforts because, President Trump, you have the determination and you have the desire to see it become to fruition and to become successful". [Full Article...]

Ivory Coast soldiers accept deal to end mutiny - spokesmen

Ivory Coast soldiers accept deal to end mutiny - spokesmen Shooting in both cities intensified before dawn. According to sources among the rebel soldiers, the government has now agreed to give them an immediate payment of 5.0 million CFA francs with the remaining 2 million to be paid next month. "The soldiers are in the streets on foot and on motorbikes". "They proposed five million CFA francs (8,356.17 dollars) to be paid tomorrow (to each soldier)". [Full Article...]

Cyber attack is biggest of its kind ever launched, say security chiefs

Cyber attack is biggest of its kind ever launched, say security chiefs Microsoft is now warning that the government practice of "stockpiling" software vulnerabilities so that they can be used as weapons is a misguided tactic that weakens security for everybody. Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis team pointed out that "unpatched Windows computers exposing their SMB services can be remotely attacked" and "this vulnerability appears to be the most significan... [Full Article...]

Duterte open to South China Sea deals

Duterte also argued that China was following through on the infrastructure assistance it had committed to previous year. He expressed that from his state visit a year ago, the Philippines and China have been exploring ways to partner for mutual benefit, equality, and expanded economic growth. [Full Article...]

Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russia

The intelligence, shared at a meeting last week with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, was supplied by a U.S. "At no time , at no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed and the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known", McMaster said. [Full Article...]

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