The Laptop Ban - Ban It or Expand It?

State Department on Tuesday to oppose the proposed ban, which it said would deeply affect the economy and cause the equivalent of $1. 1 billion in lost time to passengers. Critics of the ban note that moving dozens - if not hundreds - of laptops f... More..

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US strike hits pro-Assad forces Syria
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

US strike hits pro-Assad forces Syria

He was asked if the airstrike increases the USA role in the Syrian war. A Pentagon official said USA military jets targeted a pro-regime Shia militia armed and equipped by the Assad government and "deeme...More..

French Socialist ex-premier wants to join Macron's movement
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

French Socialist ex-premier wants to join Macron's movement

The statement from Macron's former boss - Macron was economy minister when Valls was premier - shows how the political map is being re-drawn in France in the wake of the 39-year-old's crushing victory over far-...More..

North Korea's Missile Program Is Progressing Faster Than Expected: South Korea
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

North Korea's Missile Program Is Progressing Faster Than Expected: South Korea

It also urged United Nations member states to fully implement and more strictly enforce existing sanctions on Pyongyang, in a serious and expeditious manner. More significant, however, was that it flew higher a...More..

UK Retail Rebounds in April, Inflation Eases — Another Brexit Surprise
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

UK Retail Rebounds in April, Inflation Eases — Another Brexit Surprise

However on a rolling three-month basis, which partially removes single month fluctuations, sales also picked up slightly. According to the ONS, the underlying pattern showed a slight increase in April, followin...More..

Chelsea Manning documentary announced at Cannes
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Chelsea Manning documentary announced at Cannes

Chelsea Manning, spared by presidential clemency from the rest of a 35-year prison term for giving classified materials to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks , stepped out of a military lockup Wednesday and into a...More..

The Trump Russia Connection: 18 More Previously Undisclosed Contacts With Russian Officials
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

The Trump Russia Connection: 18 More Previously Undisclosed Contacts With Russian Officials

The unnamed USA government officials who described these contacts to Reuters said, however, that they saw no evidence of wrongdoing or collusion. Fired National Security Adviser had six previously undisclos...More..

What story on GOP healthcare bill left out
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

What story on GOP healthcare bill left out

All Democrats, as well as 20 Republicans, opposed the bill. Zabawa agrees with analysts who believe Trumpcare, another term being passed around for AHCA, will undergo many changes when it reaches the Senate. ...More..

Kate Middleton expecting baby girl with Prince William
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Kate Middleton expecting baby girl with Prince William

But even if she does give the world a sight for sore eyes, Ladbrokes are also placing 5/4 odds on the Royal sister banning photographers, meaning we may miss out altogether. However, a more recent report re...More..

House Panel Invites Comey to Testify on Trump Interference
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

House Panel Invites Comey to Testify on Trump Interference

Hours after Ryan's announcement, the committee's chairman, Jason Chaffetz of Utah, tweeted that he has already scheduled a public hearing for next week into the matter and will ask Comey to testify. The Judicia...More..

The Western Wall is 'Not Israeli Territory', says US Official
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Western Wall is 'Not Israeli Territory', says US Official

The senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Trump remains committed to his campaign pledge to ultimately relocate the U.S. Embassy but does not plan to announce such a move while on his trip....More..

White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

While this day, as well as this week, has been set aside nationwide to honor police officers whose lives have been lost, Ciccarelli said their sacrifice is one that is not only remembered today, but every day. ...More..

Syrian opposition seeks extension of current Geneva talks
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Syrian opposition seeks extension of current Geneva talks

Beirut , Geneva- UN Special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura sought on Tuesday to achieve a breakthrough in the "negotiations stalemate" by suggesting a new mechanism on legal and constitutional issues, but op...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law?

It's become an idee fixe . The Washington Post has confirmed the existence of contemporaneous notes from February in which Comey wrote that Trump had asked him to close the investigation into Trump's forme...More..

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will resign as Fine Gael leader at midnight tonight
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will resign as Fine Gael leader at midnight tonight

Kenny has been prime minister of Ireland since 2011, and has led Fine Gael for the past 15 years. Enda Kenny speaks at a luncheon hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal during his visit to...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

North Korea missile program progressing faster than expected, Seoul says

North Korea boasted early Monday that the latest launch was personally supervised by leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea has rebuffed cries for it to cease missile and nuclear testing, calling each of them act...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Farron denies Lib Dems are being squeezed in election campaign

Tim Farron's Liberal Democrats have launched their election plans with a commitment to a second vote on Brexit and a budget led by the legalisation of cannabis. Fighting Brexit, banning diesel cars and helping ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Stocks rise with oil, cyber attack; weak data knocks dollar

In addition to production cuts and steady demand growth, a major contribution to falling crude stocks in the next few months will be a ramp-up in global crude oil runs. Economists forecast that job creation bou...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Major gains for Tories in council elections but SNP hails 'emphatic' victory

The campaign is barely a week old and if the SNP message is already looking shop-soiled that's because it is. Ms Davidson said: "I think you have seen in both language and design, the SNP attempt to assimilat...More..

French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

A poll showed that only 52% of voters want a pro-Macron government to emerge from the elections, while 42% favoured a legislature that would be a check on the new leader. Francois Baroin, head of the Republican...More..

Wife of American Detained in North Korea Pleads for His Release
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wife of American Detained in North Korea Pleads for His Release

Song's warnings of war come after North Korea arrested a second US citizen and professor from the evangelical-funded Pyongyang University of Science and Technology , bringing its total of USA prisoners to four...More..

North Korea claims US 'biochemical' plot to kill Kim Jong Un
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

North Korea claims US 'biochemical' plot to kill Kim Jong Un

North Korea has accused US and South Korean intelligence agencies of attempting to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-un, China's Xinhua reported Friday. The situation on the Korean peninsula aggravated in recent ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

U.S. firms bidding in Saudi Arabia to benefit from Trumponomics

Al-Bashir has been invited by the Saudi government to take part in this historic meeting which will be held on May 20-21, 2017 with the participation of over 50 Arab and Islamic leaders. Trump, known for his pe...More..

Author J.K. Rowling, police seek stolen Harry Potter prequel
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Author J.K. Rowling, police seek stolen Harry Potter prequel

Theresa May has declared that she is a keen Harry Potter fan - but has refused to say which of the characters she is most like. It was stolen during a robbery in central England, sometime between April 13 and A...More..

Trump on Comey's firing: There's 'no right time to do it'
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump on Comey's firing: There's 'no right time to do it'

Trump also tweeted Friday morning that "maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy", a remark he made after contradicting ...More..

BC Greens gain two more seats in 2017 provincial election
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BC Greens gain two more seats in 2017 provincial election

The NDP won one riding by only nine votes, making a recount a certainty that will determine the difference between a minority and slim majority if it were to flip to the Liberals. Campaign finance reform: The G...More..

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

Residents of North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, expressed pride Monday about their country's launch of a new longer-range missile reportedly capable of carrying a nuclear bomb. The White House said yesterday tha...More..

UK Conservatives promise to maintain EU-level workers' rights
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

UK Conservatives promise to maintain EU-level workers' rights

May is also expected to declare that the national living wage for workers aged 25 and over, now £7.50 an hour, would rise in line with average earnings until 2022. According to Labour the Conservative proposa...More..

Georgia Tech Golf tied for 5th at NCAA Stanford Regional
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Georgia Tech Golf tied for 5th at NCAA Stanford Regional

Arkansas is 12 shots out of fifth place , where No. 7 OR and No. 29 Northwestern are tied at 12-over. The junior led his team in par 3 scoring (3.00, E) and is tied for 62nd. Carson Young, a senior who is no...More..

US Defense chief affirms commitment to protecting Turkey
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

US Defense chief affirms commitment to protecting Turkey

Dana White, the Pentagon's chief spokeswoman, said in a written statement on Tuesday that President Donald Trump made a decision to "equip Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as necessa...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Disputing McMaster, Some US Intel Officials Don't Believe Sharing Was 'Appropriate'

Trump's tweets did not say whether he revealed classified information about IS, as published reports have said and as a US official told The Associated Press . Their on-the-record accounts should outwei...More..

South Korea to attend China's Silk Road summit amid diplomatic rift
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

South Korea to attend China's Silk Road summit amid diplomatic rift

Both Mr Moon and Mr Xi agreed that denuclearising North Korea was a "common goal". He also said he was prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". A prompt resumption of talks is necessary give...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Putin Sits Down at Piano in China, Plays Soviet Songs

Putin attended the One Belt - One Way economic forum in Beijing on Sunday, and joined Xi's residence for a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Sputnik said . Putin said, adding that any such ...More..

Will enact law for Muslims if SC bans triple talaq
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Will enact law for Muslims if SC bans triple talaq

The apex court has fixed a six-day schedule for hearing, in which three days are available for those challenging triple talaq and three days for those defending it. The day-long hearing on the matter last Fri...More..

Epic Records' L.A. Reid Accused of Harassment
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Epic Records' L.A. Reid Accused of Harassment

Music industry veteran L.A. Reid has parted ways with Epic Records after accusations of sexual harassment. The letter also alleges that Reid asked the woman to lie down in bed and give him a hug while the t...More..

Streaming Live on Facebook, Man Fatally Sets Himself Aflame
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Streaming Live on Facebook, Man Fatally Sets Himself Aflame

He was required to get a mental evaluation and was later sentenced to probation. "This overwhelming smell of kerosene filled the room", said Jim Duckworth, who was playing with his band at the time. Police sa...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Institutions "under assault': Ex National Intelligence head"

Clapper nodded when host Jake Tapper asked if he meant President Trump is to blame. Clapper said on Sunday that it was up to the other branches of government, and lawmakers, to step up. Clapper said intellige...More..

Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump

But she said she didn't know if the White House took steps to restrict Flynn's access to sensitive or classified information. She stated that she had warned President Trump about Flynn, as well as revealing t...More..

Abbas Meets Trump Amid Calls to Stop Palestinian Terror Payments
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Abbas Meets Trump Amid Calls to Stop Palestinian Terror Payments

The trip would be Mr Trump's first outside the U.S. as president. President Trump on Thursday deleted a tweet posed a day earlier saying it was "an honor" to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

N. Korea fires missile, lands near Russian Federation

The US Pacific Command said it was assessing what type of missile was tested on Sunday but noted it was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". The United States maintains our ironclad comm...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Israeli police: Jordanian stabber shot dead in Jerusalem

The Israeli government, as the occupying power, bears responsibility for the shooting and killing of Mohammad Abdullah Salim Kasji, the Jordanian martyr, State Minister for #Media Affairs and Government Spokesp...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

West Indies chasing 304 to win their series with Pakistan

Departing stalwarts failed to make an impact in their farewell global innings but Pakistan were poised to press for a series-clinching victory over the West Indies at stumps on the fourth day at Windsor Pa...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Jordanian stabs Israeli police officer, shot dead

He added that the decision would be informed by responses from all parties, including "whether Israel views it as helpful to a peace initiative or perhaps a distraction". Israel says the Palestinian leadership ...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Palestinians hope for settlement curb if peace talks resume

Israeli daily Haaretz said an officer, in his late thirties, was injured and was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, after suffering moderate wounds, but remained fully conscious and in a stable condi...More..

Aaron Hernandez was Bloods gang member
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Aaron Hernandez was Bloods gang member

Its contents are as follows. In the note, Hernandez wrote he "indirectly" told Jenkins-Hernandez his death was coming. "I love you so much and know you are an angel - literally! Your charateristic is that...More..

Senate Intelligence Panel Subpoenas Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Senate Intelligence Panel Subpoenas Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

Mr Warner said on Tuesday that the committee has been receiving documents as it investigates allegations that Russian Federation sought to influence the United States election, something Moscow denies. sancti...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Trump, South Korea's Moon agree to cooperate on North Korea

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in response to a growing missile threat from North Korea. Moreover, although Trump has used some tough rhetoric when it comes to North Korea and...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Turkey plays key role in Belt and Road Initiative: Erdogan

As the year of 2017 marks the Year of Tourism between China and Switzerland, the attendance of Swiss President Leuthard to the forum is expected to help promote the bilateral trade and people-to-people exchange...More..

The new faces of France? Macron's candidates gather in Paris
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

The new faces of France? Macron's candidates gather in Paris

Ferrand confirmed the list did not include former Prime Minister Valls, who this week made headlines and caused a row within his Socialist Party by saying it was "dead" and announcing he would be a candidate fo...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Gunmen kill 10 Labourers near Gwadar

They then fled the scene, they added. Recently, there have been several ambushes on security forces and civilians in the city and elsewhere in Balochistan by suspected Baloch separatists who have been fightin...More..