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Niece of France's Le Pen held as rising star quits politics Niece of France's Le Pen held as rising star quits politics
- May 10, 2017

The 27-year-old, who is the granddaughter of National Front co-founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, is also said to be stepping down from a regional council where she leads the main opposition group. She said her relative's decision to soften her stance on seeking to quit the euro had come too late for voters concerned about that part of her programme. (more...)
Condoleezza Rice Smacks Down The View For Suggesting Hacking Delegitimized Election
- May 10, 2017

He had never been in government before. "And so I do think that when we were finally able to deliver the promise of the Constitution to people like me, little girls growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, when finally my father was able to vote without difficulty, yes, it's the second founding of America", she added. (more...)
Chelsea Manning to Leave Prison Next Week Chelsea Manning to Leave Prison Next Week
- May 10, 2017

Three days before leaving office in January, then-president Obama slashed Manning's sentence by 28 years after more than 115,000 people signed a petition calling for her release. Manning attorneys confirmed in a statement Tuesday that she would leave prison sometime next week. Manning, who began the process of gender reassignment while in custody, said in a statement she can now see a future for herself as Chelsea. (more...)
North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism
- May 10, 2017

The university's chancellor, Chan-Mo Park, said in a statement that Tony Kim had been involved with some other activities outside PUST such as helping an orphanage. "Will Kim increase his internal purges of North Korean elites?" North Korea has been a looming foreign policy challenge in the early days of the Trump Administration, as Pyongyang conducted two failed ballistic missile tests last month. (more...)
Indian and Pakistani Army trade fire on LoC in J&K Indian and Pakistani Army trade fire on LoC in J&K
- May 10, 2017

After reports of Pakistani army firing at Indian forces in Jammu's Nowshera on Sunday, an early Monday morning video claims to show an attack in retaliation. Army has already made it clear that it will respond to the dastardly act at "a time and place of its choosing". As many as 1142 militant related incidents were reported in the state between 2012 and 2016 in which 236 security personnel and 90 civilians were killed, it said in reply to an RTI query filed by a PTI Bhasha correspondent. (more...)
Explosion at Mexico fireworks depot kills at least 12 Explosion at Mexico fireworks depot kills at least 12
- May 10, 2017

Another three died from their injuries after they were taken to local hospitals. The death toll stands at 14 and 22 people were injured, officials say. State governor Antonio Gali Fayad plans to visit the village soon. In Mexico , where festivals and holidays are frequently celebrated with fireworks, accidental blasts with deadly consequences have become a common occurrence. (more...)
Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader
- May 09, 2017

Haniyeh's rise was the latest sign of a power shift in Hamas from the diaspora to Gaza , which has been under Hamas rule since a 2007 takeover. Until Hamas accepts to give up its control of Gaza , Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued on Saturday a decree, which exempts the Gazan population from paying all taxes and fees to official departments and establishments of the Palestinian Authority (PA.). (more...)
Syrian FM says no foreign troops on the ground Syrian FM says no foreign troops on the ground
- May 09, 2017

They are heading for rebel-held areas in the country's north under an agreement between the warring sides in the country. Syrian state TV said some 60 buses and ambulances of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were in Barzeh for the evacuations. (more...)
Pope Slams 'Mother Of All Bombs' Nickname Pope Slams 'Mother Of All Bombs' Nickname
- May 09, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he does not intend to discuss damage estimates from the bomb's use. The Pope said he was ashamed when he heard the name of the US most destructive non- nuclear bomb, reports said. The strike was the fist time the USA used its "mother of all bombs" in combat. According to the first information today from Caracol Radio station, the Pope does not want impediments for his mobilization and intends to be as close as possible to his faithful Colombians, during his ... (more...)
Afghan air force pounds area after death of IS commander Afghan air force pounds area after death of IS commander
- May 09, 2017

The leader of Islamic State in Afghanistan has been killed, according to USA and Afghan officials. General John Nicholson, a U.S. Forces commander stationed in Afghanistan , confirmed that "this is the second ISIS-K emir we have killed in nine months, along with dozens of their leaders and hundreds of their fighters". (more...)
Delhi government had opposed metro fare hike Delhi government had opposed metro fare hike
- May 09, 2017

Nearly 28-30 lakh Delhi Metro passengers will have to shell out higher fares with effect from May 10, ranging from ₹2 to ₹20, with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Board accepting the recommendation of the fare fixation committee. K. Sharma, former Chief Secretary of the Delhi government, and Durga Shanker Mishra, Additional Secretary (Ministry of Urban Development) as the other members. (more...)
Frost advisory issued by Environment Canada Frost advisory issued by Environment Canada
- May 09, 2017

The Frost Advisory will be in effect from 2 a.m.to 9 a.m. Tuesday, and covers western Montgomery County, in Maryland; western Loudoun County and all of Fauquier County, in Virginia; Frederick County, in Maryland, and areas north and west. (more...)
Tiffany Trump Going to School 1.5 Miles From White House Tiffany Trump Going to School 1.5 Miles From White House
- May 09, 2017

Tiffany will also be close to big sister Ivanka, who attended Georgetown for two years before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania. The model, whose mother is the president's ex-wife Marla Maples , revealed on Instagram a year ago that she was preparing for law school. (more...)
Iraq PM: No US combat troops to stay in Iraq after IS
- May 07, 2017

The Trump administration is poised to double down on US commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan, all but ensuring continued American military involvement in both countries for years to come . Iraqi forces thrust into west Mosul from the north, opening a new front in the more than six-month-old offensive to dislodge the Islamic State group from the country's second city. (more...)
French campaign revs up with rival rallies, May Day marches French campaign revs up with rival rallies, May Day marches
- May 07, 2017

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is taking selfies with elderly shoppers and shaking hands with asparagus and sausage vendors - and defending the European Union at a campaign stop with rural voters ahead of the May 7 runoff. Some urged French workers to vote for Mr Macron but others refused to make that call, including far-left presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon who was eliminated in the first-round vote on April 23. (more...)
85-year-old aiming to be oldest Everest climber dies
- May 07, 2017

Mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha, who is at the base camp, it was likely he died from a cardiac arrest. Sherchan was previously the oldest person to climb Everest, when he did so at the age of 76 in 2008. May is the best month to climb Everest and there are at least a couple of windows of favorable weather on the summit. Almost 400 foreign climbers are now embarking on their climb to the 8,848-metre peak and the help from the Sherpas will be crucial for their successful attempt ... (more...)
Macron, Le Pen trade accusations in French election race Macron, Le Pen trade accusations in French election race
- May 07, 2017

However, a number of bookmakers have detailed that Le Pen dominates market wagers as political punters look for their Brexit and Trump moment in 2017. The contest is widely seen as a litmus test for the populist wave that previous year prompted Britain to vote to leave the European Union and US voters to elect Donald Trump president. (more...)
Washington considering new sanctions on N. Korea if needed: Tillerson
- May 06, 2017

Tillerson's remarks, to USA diplomats and employees at the State Department on Wednesday, amounted to the clearest expression yet of President Donald Trump's "America First" foreign policy doctrine, in which the US won't condition its approach to other countries based on "how they treat people", he said. (more...)
US House passes Obamacare replacement bill
- May 06, 2017

And that was in a chamber Republicans control 238-193. Inside the White House, senior administration officials say no one " really loves the legislation", in the words of one official. In a letter to McConnell, they wrote that the measure "does not provide stability and certainty for individuals and families" who use the program. Even though the bill has passed the House, there are major roadblocks ahead in the Senate , where the bill is expected to undergo significant changes. (more...)
SC Backlash: Ramesh Queries Pinarayi Govt's Relevance SC Backlash: Ramesh Queries Pinarayi Govt's Relevance
- May 06, 2017

The court had on April 24 directed the reinstatement of Senkumar, saying he was transferred by the LDF government "unfairly" and "arbitrarily". The state government's clarification petition has pointed out that he was appointed the DGP and the police head under the government order of May 22, 2015. (more...)