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Kawhi Leonard 'likely' will not play in Game 4 Kawhi Leonard 'likely' will not play in Game 4
- May 23, 2017

Jonathon Simmons has started in Leonard's place. "It feels like ( San Antonio ) can always stay in the game and always put up a fight and win", Durant said . San Antonio managed to match a postseason high with 33 points in the opening quarter and led by as many as six points in the first half, but eventually succumbed to the Warriors' firepower as Golden State outscored San Antonio 35-22 in the second quarter for a 64-55 halftime lead. (more...)
Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS
- May 22, 2017

The warning was delivered to senior US national security officials in closed-door meetings this week after the Trump administration expressed its intent to arm the Kurds following months of deliberations, the Turkish officials said. Mr Erdogan said the "fight against terrorism should not be led with another terror organisation" and that "we want to know that our allies will side with us and not with terror organisations". (more...)
Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal' Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'
- May 22, 2017

But in doing so she reassured Mr. Trump's constituents who favor a stronger US commitment to Israel that there is at least one powerful voice in the administration who will advocate for them. But none of this appears to be straining the U.S. -Israel alliance. On Tuesday morning, the president is expected to travel to Bethlehem to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas where he will " urge Palestinian leaders to take productive steps toward peace ", according to the White ... (more...)
Chaffetz to resign, raising doubts about Trump probe
- May 22, 2017

His announcement came after he said last month he would not seek re-election in 2018 and was considering leaving his post before his current term ends. Chaffetz had considered running for a U.S. Senate seat in the past. Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, said on the same segment of This Week that he hopes Chaffetz will use his subpoena power to get the meeting transcripts. (more...)
Administration Submits Notice Of NAFTA Renegotiation
- May 22, 2017

Lighthizer said reforming the trade agreement, which Trump vowed to scrap altogether during his presidential campaign, fulfills a key promise to voters. consumers, businesses, farmers, ranchers, and workers". American farmers have mostly benefited from the reduction in trade barriers. Freeland said modernizing global trade agreements is good practice, and Canada will take a "very thoughtful and very strategic approach" in NAFTA talks. (more...)
Chad Brown Breaks Through at Preakness Stakes Chad Brown Breaks Through at Preakness Stakes
- May 22, 2017

Co-owner Seth Klarman, who grew up three blocks from Pimlico and used to attend the race as a fan, called it a "brilliant plan" orchestrated by Brown to bring a horse that didn't run until February to this race with a chance to win it. Castellano won for the 2nd time . An emotional Castellano said winning a second Preakness - he claimed the 2006 edition with Bernardini - was dedicated to his family. (more...)
Tillerson holds briefing in Saudi Arabia without US press
- May 22, 2017

Preparing for possible conflict with Iran is very much on the minds of the Arab leaders Trump just met. NOW: Trump called on Muslim leaders to address "the crisis of Islamic extremists" and referenced "the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds". (more...)
Bomb on coup anniversary wounds 21 at Thai army hospital Bomb on coup anniversary wounds 21 at Thai army hospital
- May 22, 2017

Most of the wounded were hit by flying glass, the military's national security unit said. It was too early to say whether the explosion was linked the bombings in front of the National Theatre last week and the Government Lottery Office on April 5, or whether it targets lives, he said, adding explosive ordnance disposal officials are investigating. (more...)
Can Donald Trump be impeached over the Russian Federation and Comey scandals?
- May 22, 2017

The last week has been full of revelations that led several House Democrats to call for an investigation of President Donald Trump yesterday (May 16). Republicans control the House, and right now , most Republicans still back Trump. Republican congressman Justin Amash told The Hill that if reports were true about Mr Trump's pressure on Mr Comey, it would merit impeachment. (more...)
A young girl snatched by a sea lion while on a dock
- May 22, 2017

A sea lion at a Vancouver wharf attacked a young girl sitting near the water, yanking her off the dock and into the water. A cellphone video captured the nerve-wracking rescue of a young girl who was grabbed by her dress and dragged into a Canadian harbor by a sea lion on Saturday. (more...)
BC Greens face stickhandling act in deciding which party it would back
- May 20, 2017

While saying the Green Party is focused on good policy and will work with either party, it certainly sounds like party leader Andrew Weaver has more in common with the NDP than the Liberals. Clark also appeared to be doing her best to woo the Green Party supporters and its three members of the legislature, including leader Andrew Weaver. (more...)
Goa bridge collapse toll rises to two, one missing Goa bridge collapse toll rises to two, one missing
- May 20, 2017

Around 10 people have been rescued and taken to a hospital while the search for the rest is on. Soon, almost 40 persons gathered on the dilapidated bridge to witness efforts being made to rescue a struggling Wandal from the river, which led to a part of the bridge to collapse under the crfowd's weight, triggering a melee. (more...)
Burr wants to talk to people at Trump-Russia meeting
- May 18, 2017

Putin spoke at a time when in the USA, talk of impeaching Trump has migrated from the fringes of political discourse to the mainstream, as NPR's Domenico Montanaro reports . Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, “We certainly dont want any president to leak classified information, but the president does have the right to do that.”. (more...)
Trump's disclosure endangered spy placed inside ISIS by Israel, officials say
- May 18, 2017

Israel was the source of the Islamic State (Isis)-related intelligence that President Donald Trump shared with Russian diplomats in a meeting at the Oval Office earlier in May, three government officials with knowledge of the matter revealed. (more...)
Israel in dispute with U.S. days before Trump's first visit Israel in dispute with U.S. days before Trump's first visit
- May 18, 2017

We therefore ask President Donald Trump to explicitly affirm that the Western Wall was - and is now - by the grace of G-d under Israel's sovereignty. McMaster's brief comment appeared to be consistent with long-standing US policy that the status of Jerusalem is an issue to be decided in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. (more...)
Trump administration expands pro-life Mexico City Policy Trump administration expands pro-life Mexico City Policy
- May 17, 2017

On May 14th, President Donald Trump issued a statement in honor of National Women's Health Week, pledging to "recognize the importance of providing women access to the best, evidence-based health information and care". "This policy is sure to tragically increase the number of unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions and women dying from pregnancy-related complications around the world", said Latanya Mapp Frett, executive director of Planned Parenthood Global. (more...)
Trump and Erdogan to work toward finding Syria consensus Trump and Erdogan to work toward finding Syria consensus
- May 17, 2017

Trump shared the threat in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister and USA ambassador in the Oval Office last week, according to the official, who wasn't authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity. The US sees the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, as its most effective battlefield partner against ISIS in northern and eastern Syria . (more...)
Lalu puts up brave front amid IT raids Lalu puts up brave front amid IT raids
- May 17, 2017

While raids were conducted at a dozen locations, ten other premises were surveyed, IT sources said. "The politics of Lalu Prasad has become politics of loot land worth crores of rupees was grabbed for a pittance", he said. Mamata Banerjee's tweet was in response to Lalu Yadav's post from two days ago, when he had alleged a conspiracy to jail him to ensure that he can not hold a mega rally he has announced in August to bring together parties to take on the ruling BJP. (more...)
Will enact law for Muslims if SC bans triple talaq Will enact law for Muslims if SC bans triple talaq
- May 16, 2017

Rohatgi's submission came when the court asked him what are the remedies for a Muslim man to come out of a marriage if such practices are struck down. But once marriage and divorce is separated from religion, in this case under Section 2 of the 1937 Act, these practices of talaq no more enjoy the protection of Article 25 (freedom of religion) of the Constitution. (more...)
Trump Shared Secret Info About IS With Russians Trump Shared Secret Info About IS With Russians
- May 16, 2017

While the president has the authority to disclose even the most highly classified information at will, in this case he did so without consulting the ally that provided it, which threatens to jeopardise what they called a long-standing intelligence-sharing agreement, the US officials said. (more...)