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BSF trooper killed in Pakistan firing in Jammu BSF trooper killed in Pakistan firing in Jammu
- May 18, 2018

Arnia ( Jammu and Kashmir ) [India], May 18: Two more civilians were killed on Friday in the ceasefire violation initiated by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia sector. He joined the Border Security Force in 2011. He is survived by a three-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter. He said three civilians have been injured in Arnia sector and two in R S Pura sectors. (more...)
'I hear covfefe:' White House weighs in on Yanny vs. Laurel debate 'I hear covfefe:' White House weighs in on Yanny vs. Laurel debate
- May 18, 2018

The video, diving into the phonic craze, represented a rarity for the Trump White House , a jokey parody perhaps targeted at social media that did not delve deeply into anything overtly political. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is then confronted by the filmmaker who asks for her response to reports she hears Laurel . "Clearly you're getting your information from CNN, cause that's fake news, all I hear is yanny ", she replies. (more...)
United Europe plots to bypass Trump sanctions on Iran
- May 18, 2018

Finnish mining technology company Outotec said US sanctions would slow down and complicate its ties with Iran but it was too early to say if it would leave. Jean-Claude Juncker told the same conference in Sofia that the European Union was ready to start trade liberalisation talks with the United States in some areas if Washington gives permanent exemptions from aluminium and steel tariffs that are due to take effect on 1 June. (more...)
Ibobi seeks appointment with Manipur governor, to demand dissolving BJP govt Ibobi seeks appointment with Manipur governor, to demand dissolving BJP govt
- May 18, 2018

He added that the party has Kerala and two other options (which he did not name), if they do decide to leave the state. The 75-year-old Lingayat strongman took the oath alone after the newly formed JD (S)-Congress alliance knocked the door of the Supreme Court to stall government formation. (more...)
Mo Salah's boots join Egyptian collection at British Museum Mo Salah's boots join Egyptian collection at British Museum
- May 18, 2018

The pair of boots will be on display among the biggest collection of Egyptian objects outside of Egypt , including the Rosetta Stone, an ancient decree issued during the Ptolemaic dynasty in 196BC. "This acquisition brings the British Museum's world-famous Egyptian collection right up to date", purred Neal Spencer , the British Museum's Keeper of Ancient Egypt and Sudan. (more...)
Assad meets with Putin in Russian Federation Assad meets with Putin in Russian Federation
- May 18, 2018

Putin held talks with Assad in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Thursday, ahead of his meetings with European leaders. He added the navy would commission 10 warships. "As regards economic cooperation, we'd like to point out a recent increase of Russian investment, the investments the Russian companies are making in various sectors of Syrian economy", Assad said. (more...)
North Korea Summit With Trump In Doubt Because Of Military Exercises North Korea Summit With Trump In Doubt Because Of Military Exercises
- May 18, 2018

On Wednesday, the North also threatened to cancel the unprecedented summit with the USA if it comes under continued pressure to "unilaterally" abandon its nuclear program. North Korea has canceled high-level talks with South Korea today in protest of joint U.S. North Korean state media cited current military exercises between Seoul and the USA as the reason. (more...)
Body found in search for missing teenage girl from Dublin Body found in search for missing teenage girl from Dublin
- May 18, 2018

The garda technical bureau is making its way to the scene, and the State Pathologist has been informed. Kildare, was last seen at St Catherine's Park , Lucan at 5.30pm on Monday. Independent.ie understands that the teenage girl was found without her clothing, and appears to have been subjected to a vicious assault. "We believe the body to be that of Ana Kriegel". (more...)
Las Vegas Gunman Railed Against Government Before Shooting, Police Documents Show Las Vegas Gunman Railed Against Government Before Shooting, Police Documents Show
- May 18, 2018

Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos told police he was afraid he was going to be killed when he was shot by gunman Stephen Paddock while investigating a stairwell door that was being kept shut by a metal bracket. The documents contain officers' accounts and witness statements on the deadliest mass shooting in USA history. Names were blacked out in more than 1,200 pages of police reports made public Wednesday after The Associated Press and other media organizations filed a lawsuit ... (more...)
Multiple deaths after school bus collides with dump truck in New Jersey Multiple deaths after school bus collides with dump truck in New Jersey
- May 18, 2018

Seven adults, including the driver, and 38 students were on board the bus, Murphy said, and 43 people of those 45 were injured and hospitalized. The front end of the red dump truck was mangled in the wreck, which took place about 50 miles (80 kilometres) west of NY. (more...)
BJP defends Governor inviting Yeddyurappa to form government BJP defends Governor inviting Yeddyurappa to form government
- May 18, 2018

Congress leaders today staged a protest in front of the Gandhi statue next to the Vidhana Soudha, the state secretariat, against the swearing in of B S Yeddyurappa as chief minister. "JD-S who won only 37 seats and lost their deposits on several others", he said. There will now nearly certainly be a bidding war, which could lead to a holiday for MLAs who, as often happens in state polls, may be virtually locked up in comfortable holiday locations (see below) without mobile and internet ... (more...)
Donald Tusk: No Future Without the European Union for the West Balkans Donald Tusk: No Future Without the European Union for the West Balkans
- May 18, 2018

The strategy, named "A credible enlargement perspective for an enhanced European Union engagement with the Western Balkans", includes six flagship initiatives which the European Union will launch over the next years to support the transformation efforts of the Western Balkans in areas of mutual interest. (more...)
Gina Haspel appointment confirms Senate will 'tolerate rot at Government's core' Gina Haspel appointment confirms Senate will 'tolerate rot at Government's core'
- May 18, 2018

Among those who supported her nomination were six former CIA directors - Porter Goss, John Brennan, Leon Panetta, George Tenet, William Webster and Mike Hayden - and three former national intelligence directors - James Clapper, Mike McConnell and John Negroponte. (more...)
Israel Attacks Syria Less Than an Hour After Trump Speech Israel Attacks Syria Less Than an Hour After Trump Speech
- May 18, 2018

Pro-Iranian factions have in the past attacked Israeli tourists overseas or Jewish organisations, notably in Latin America. Johnson also called on Russian Federation to press the Syrian government, its ally, to work toward a broader political settlement. (more...)
Attorneys for Pro Life Counselors Respond to Attorney General Schneiderman's Resignation Attorneys for Pro Life Counselors Respond to Attorney General Schneiderman's Resignation
- May 18, 2018

The second and final day of the legislature's interviews with candidates for interim attorney general on Wednesday introduced a highly diverse set of candidates, some of whom argued against the appointment of acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood despite her seemingly growing political support. (more...)
Israel's rocket sirens switched on in northern Golan Heights: Israeli military Israel's rocket sirens switched on in northern Golan Heights: Israeli military
- May 18, 2018

Reports that the interceptor had hit an aircraft, however, were mistaken. Within 30 minutes after the operation "TS'ovy Hell", the press service of the IDF reported that it was a false alarm. The Iranian armed forces fired about 20 rockets at IDF positions on the Syrian-Israeli border. Background: On May 10, Iran and Syria launched a retaliatory strike against Israeli military targets in the Golan Heights, following weeks of escalating Israeli airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria. (more...)
Senior counsel Mukul Rohatagi appointed eminent jurist in Lokpal panel Senior counsel Mukul Rohatagi appointed eminent jurist in Lokpal panel
- May 18, 2018

The decision of the appointment was taken on May 11, Attorney General told the bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi . The post had fallen vacant following the death of the former member, senior advocate P P Rao, in September 2017. The bench posted the matter for further hearing on July 2. During his three-year stint as the Attorney General of the country, Rohatgi had argued many contentious matters like the challenge to National Judicial Appointments Commission Act on appointment of ... (more...)
Iraqi election officials 'taken hostage by gunmen' in Kirkuk Iraqi election officials 'taken hostage by gunmen' in Kirkuk
- May 18, 2018

A coalition organized by the populist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has captured the largest share of the national vote, with more than 90 percent of the ballots counted. Head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) list in Kirkuk Province Rebwar Taha on Tuesday called on Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to send troops to the city amid protests by allegers of election fraud. (more...)
Beastie Boys Share New Details On Forthcoming Memoir Beastie Boys Share New Details On Forthcoming Memoir
- May 18, 2018

It's described as "a panoramic experience that tells the story of the Beastie Boys , a book as unique as the band itself". Mike D and AD-ROCK of the Beastie Boys shared a new update on the status of their forthcoming Beastie Boys memoir. (more...)
Kushners near deal with qatar-linked company for troubled tower Kushners near deal with qatar-linked company for troubled tower
- May 18, 2018

The Times reported revenue from the building produces just half its annual mortgage payment. "He shed some of the assets - including his stake in 666 Fifth Avenue - by selling them to a trust controlled by his mother". He and Brookfield will then refurbish the property - something Vornado was uninterested in pursuing - although Vornado will retain control of the building's retail space, the Times said. (more...)
House Speaker Paul Ryan moves to stop Republican revolt on immigration House Speaker Paul Ryan moves to stop Republican revolt on immigration
- May 18, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday reiterated GOP leaders' opposition to a bipartisan effort to force a vote on legislation that would protect the estimated 800,000 recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program from deportation. (more...)
Malaysian police search Najib's home Malaysian police search Najib's home
- May 17, 2018

The ongoing raids on residences linked with former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak in six different locations, intensified tonight. Umno Youth information chief Shahril Hamdan says he is not questioning the right of the police to conduct an investigation according to procedures consistent with the nation's laws. (more...)
The Air Force Had To Apologize For an A-10 Tweet The Air Force Had To Apologize For an A-10 Tweet
- May 17, 2018

The Air Force apologized Thursday for a tweet from its official account that appeared to make light of a deadly US military operation in Afghanistan by referencing the viral pop culture debate " Yanny v. MQ-9s and Afghan aircraft struck Taliban targets on the ground. You see, some people claim to hear " Laurel " while others claim to hear " Yanny ", which has led to some heated debates around water coolers and dinner tables the world over. (more...)
South Africa recalls ambassador to Israel after killing of protesters South Africa recalls ambassador to Israel after killing of protesters
- May 17, 2018

It reads: "To give practical support to the oppressed people of Palestine we resolve on an immediate and unconditional downgrade of the SA embassy in Israel to a liason office". The National Freedom Party (NFP) has submitted a motion to the National Assembly in Parliament to allow the South African embassy in Israel be downgraded to a liaison office. (more...)
Trump Lists Michael Cohen Payment on Financial Disclosure Trump Lists Michael Cohen Payment on Financial Disclosure
- May 17, 2018

Daniels had previously described a 2006 liaison with Trump before signing a non-disclosure agreement shortly before the November 2016 presidential election. The Office of Government Ethics flagged the disclosure in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who oversees the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation in 2016. (more...)

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