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Inauguration day: Macron to become France's new president

Inauguration day: Macron to become France's new president A source has also revealed that he is expected to visit French troops deployed overseas at the end of his first week as president, probably in Mali. First-time politician Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated Sunday as France's president, facing the hard task of transforming electoral success into political strength in a society beset by unemployment and divided by anger. [Full Article...]

North Korean diplomat open to United States talks 'under the right conditions'

But multiple sets of United Nations and USA sanctions against North Korea have done little to deter its pursuit of its nuclear and missile ambitions. Haley warned the US would continue to "tighten the screws" on the isolated nation and said North Korean leader Kim-Jong UN was in a "state of paranoia". [Full Article...]

North Korea launches ballistic missile — South Korean military

Meanwhile, a USA defense official said spy satellites are continuing to pick up signs of movement of scud missiles in North Korea that indicate preparations for a potential launch. Russia's President Vladimir Putin is also there. The latest test was the North's first launch since a controversial United States missile defence system deployed in the South became operational on May 2. [Full Article...]

North Korea Launches Missile, Trump Speculates On Russia Response

People watch a news report on North Korea firing a ballistic missile, at a railway station in Seoul , South Korea, May 14, 2017. The launch, if it is confirmed to be test-firing of a ballistic missile, would be the first in two weeks since the last attempt to fire a missile ended in a failure just minutes into flight. [Full Article...]

Putin, Trump agree to work together on Syria, set up meeting

The Kremlin said Putin and Trump agreed to step up dialogue on finding ways to strengthen a ceasefire and give it stability. The White House says President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin held a "very good" conversation about the ongoing crisis on Syria . [Full Article...]

ACB records Kapil Mishra's statement in tanker scam

ACB records Kapil Mishra's statement in tanker scam MLA Sanjeev Jha when he tried to launch a counter hunger strike outside the residence of sacked AAP Minister Kapil Mishra in protest. Police haven't confirmed his involvement with any organisation or party although Mishra's supporters claimed him to be an AAP member. [Full Article...]

Theresa May's party secures big gains in local elections

But May's hardened rhetoric appeared have translated into local votes. In Derbyshire, the Tories took 19 seats from Labour as the county passed directly from one party's hands to the other. After results from 25 local authorities, Ukip has lost 44 councillors and made no gains. It became clear early on that the Conservatives were set to be the big winners in the local elections. [Full Article...]

Tillerson Signs Arctic Climate Change Declaration

On May 11, Tillerson added his signature to a document endorsed by seven nations bordering the Arctic during a council meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska. "The Arctic is warming at more than twice the rate of the global average, note with concern that the pace and scale of continuing Arctic warming will depend on future emissions of greenhouse gases and short-lived climate pollutants", according to th... [Full Article...]

French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

Paris :Emmanuel Macron pledged to heal France's rifts after his victory over Marine Le Pen in the presidential election, saying that he'll work to address the concerns that were exposed during one of the most divisive campaigns in recent history. [Full Article...]

CoBRA to 'bite' Naxals; 2000 commandos to enter Sukma soon

CoBRA to 'bite' Naxals; 2000 commandos to enter Sukma soon Ten suspected Naxals, one of them a juvenile, who are believed to be involved in the Sukma attack were arrested during a search operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) informed the ministry of home affairs on Thursday. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Test Fires Falcon Heavy

SpaceX Test Fires Falcon Heavy Testing of the 9 Merlin 1D engines of a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster on Pad 39A in preparation for launch of the Inmarsat 5 F4 satellite on May 15, 2017 from pad 39A at KSC. SpaceX has surprised the astronomical world with the first test of a Falcon Heavy rocket in Texas earlier this week. However, on paper, the Falcon Heavy will be able to lift more than twice as much as the Delta IV Heavy to l... [Full Article...]

Explosive Dutch documentary says Trump has deep ties to Russia's mafia underworld

This week's dismissal of FBI director James Comey has added to questions about an ongoing investigation into possible links between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. The second is a deal Trump struck with a Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev in 2008, to whom Trump sold a Palm Beach mansion for $95 million. Dillion and Nelson said they have served as tax counsel to Trump and The Tru... [Full Article...]

Absentee ballots in five ridings could decide BC election

Absentee ballots in five ridings could decide BC election The NDP now hold 41 seats and the Greens hold three. Elections BC will be holding recounts in two of five contested ridings after Tuesday's extremely close provincial election. All votes cast in this manner will be tallied between May 22 and 24. An electoral officer must apply for a judicial recount if there is a tie or if the difference between the first two candidates is less the 1/500th of th... [Full Article...]

B.C. election: NDP asks for recounts in three Vancouver-area ridings

B.C. election: NDP asks for recounts in three Vancouver-area ridings NDP Provincial Director Raj Sihota in a statement. Elections B.C. said not all requests met the vote criteria or provided enough evidence that ballots were improperly accepted or recorded. Vancouver-False Creek has also found itself in the spotlight due to the tight race between Liberal candidate and former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan and the NDP's Oger, who if elected, would be the first trans... [Full Article...]

God Brought You Back, Aisha Buhari Tells Freed Chibok Girls

God Brought You Back, Aisha Buhari Tells Freed Chibok Girls He also described the release of the girls as "gallant and outstanding achievement by the Federal Government that should be commended by Nigerians". On the other 21 girls released before now, the Minister said they will be returning back to school in September alongside the recently released ones. [Full Article...]

United States may close $100bn defence deal with Saudi Arabia

There are fair chances of a sideline meeting between the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Donald Trump on May 20, in Riyadh, during USA premier's first official visit to Saudi Arabia. While in Riyadh, the official said, Mr Trump would attend three major events: A series of meetings with Saudi officials, a separate session with leaders of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council and a lunch... [Full Article...]

Timeline: Nigeria's kidnapped Chibok girls, 3 years later

Timeline: Nigeria's kidnapped Chibok girls, 3 years later Nigeria announced Saturday night that it did a prisoner swap with Boko Haram to get the fresh batch of 82 girls freed by their captors. "As a mediator, it is not part of my mandate to force them (to return home)", he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in the capital Abuja . [Full Article...]

Slaughterhouses matter: Allahabad HC orders UP Govt to issue new licenses

Slaughterhouses matter: Allahabad HC orders UP Govt to issue new licenses The court said it was the State government's responsibility to ensure reopening of the slaughterhouses and meat shops which were closed down due to the non-renewal of the licence after March 31, 2017. "It is a clear direction to the state government to regulate meat trade", Singh told Hindustan Times . The Allahabad high court ruled on Friday that the state should start reissuing licences to th... [Full Article...]

UK PM's party secures big gains in local polls

Your browser doesn't recognise available video formats. Professor Michael Thrasher, an analyst for Sky News , said: "This does put them below what the national opinion polls are now saying". With the party so bitterly split is there the faintest chance that over the next 34 days till the big general-election vote that Labour can significantly close the yawning gap in public opinion opened up by... [Full Article...]

Senate intel panel subpoenas Michael Flynn documents

Senate intel panel subpoenas Michael Flynn documents Flynn and other associates of President Donald Trump have received similar requests from the committee for information and documents over the past few weeks. Flynn has been a focus of investigations into Russian Federation and the election. "We believed that General Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians", she said. [Full Article...]

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