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World News Netanyahu: Air India to fly over Saudi Arabia to and from Israel
Author: 0 Netanyahu: Air India to fly over Saudi Arabia to and from Israel

Official confirmation from Saudi Arabia and Air India is still awaited. Saudi authorities, however, swiftly denied the claim. Saudi Arabia has not confirmed these contacts, and it maintains that establishing diplomatic ties with Israel would necessitate a withdrawal from Arab lands captured during the 1967 war.

World News French FM faces criticism on Iran visit
Author: 0 French FM faces criticism on Iran visit

The Iranians insisted on rejecting global action aimed at containing the development of the missile program, and President Hasan Rouhani insisted on maintaining the nuclear agreement and supporting the "central government in Damascus". Le Drian should avoid adopting any negative position against Iran if Paris seeks to bolster relations with Tehran, said Velayati. Le Drian faced immediate pushback over French concerns about Iran's ballistic missiles, starting with Iranian students waving ...

World News Wreckage of WWII aircraft carrier found
Author: 0 Wreckage of WWII aircraft carrier found

In the aftermath of the sinking of the Lexington , another US aircraft carrier named was named Lexington (CV-16) in 1943. But uncontrollable fires are what led to its crew abandoning the ship and letting it sink, becoming the first aircraft carrier casualty in history.

World News Sri Lanka declares state of emergency over communal violence
Author: 0 Sri Lanka declares state of emergency over communal violence

The government deployed heavily-armed police commandos in the hill station region, which is popular with tourists, after rioters defied an overnight curfew and went on the rampage. "The Police put on alert to ensure that the enforcement of the law proceeds without hindrance and the situation does not spiral into an inter-communal conflagration", the government statement said.

World News Trump Organization Ordered Presidential Seals For Trump Golf Courses
Author: 0 Trump Organization Ordered Presidential Seals For Trump Golf Courses

Trump plays golf himself, and reportedly recently ordered golf tee markers that have the presidential seal on them. Similar plates bearing a family coat of arms are already in use at Trump golf courses. It is not unusual for commercial enterprises to attempt to use official seals of the USA - but in the past the White House has complained to try to stop it from happening.

World News Meghalaya also goes to NDA, Conard Sangma to be CM
Author: 0 Meghalaya also goes to NDA, Conard Sangma to be CM

Following Meghalaya's Assembly Elections results 2018 ended up in hung Assembly, political parties including Bharatiya Janata Party , Congress, NPP, UDF including independent MLAs are running their brains and putting their efforts to form the government in the state.

World News India pulls down Lenin statue in Tripura
Author: 0 India pulls down Lenin statue in Tripura

The statue was installed after the party began its 21st year of rule in 2013. "We are a multi-party democracy, some parties win and some lose, does not mean they can resort to vandalism and violence like demolition of Lenin statue will take place".

World News Rajinikanth says he will fill leadership vacuum in Tamil Nadu soon
Author: 0 Rajinikanth says he will fill leadership vacuum in Tamil Nadu soon

My politics will be politics without caste and it will be clean". "I have God by my side", he said. On being asked about what his much-touted " spiritual politics " would be, Rajinikanth denied linking it to religion. Did I come to politics because of a vacuum? Yes. "At this point, your education is what is important", he said. Rajinikanth also asked the students to learn to speak English as it would help in their betterment in future.

World News Trump tariffs expected next week with no country exemptions: Ross
Author: 0 Trump tariffs expected next week with no country exemptions: Ross

Mike asked Dan about Trump's claim that trade wars are "good" and "easy to win". Lidington said American products could be hit in response to Trump's plan, and the European Union has indicated blue jeans, Harley-Davidson motorbikes and bourbon whisky could be subject to tot-for-tat tariffs.

Author: 0 Italy's populist surge reveals north-south split

Italy's national election produced no outright victor on Sunday, according to exit polls that pointed to political gridlock for the euro zone's third-largest economy and showed voters backing anti-establishment and far-right parties in record numbers.

World News Early voting shows Democratic turnout up 80 percent in Grayson County
Author: 0 Early voting shows Democratic turnout up 80 percent in Grayson County

Democratic turnout almost tripled in McLennan County this year in comparison to the 2014 midterm primary. Only in the 2016 presidential primary did the Republicans turn out higher number of early and mail voters with 46,794. One of those Bell County races is the District 55 seat where C.J. Grisham and Brandon Hall are running against incumbent Hugh Shine, who won the seat by an extremely narrow margin against Molly White two years ago.

World News China to scrap cap on presidential, vice presidential terms today
Author: 0 China to scrap cap on presidential, vice presidential terms today

Asked whether China's propaganda drive risked creating a Mao-style personality cult around Xi, Song Fengnian, an elderly delegate wearing a golden Mao Zedong lapel pin on his chest, said it was "a definite good thing". It also accused China of seeking "Indo-Pacific regional hegemony", of intimidating its neighbors while militarizing the disputed waters of the South China Sea, and of wanting to establish global pre-eminence at the expense of the United States in the long term.

World News In a first, Dalit woman makes it to Pakistan Senate
Author: 0 In a first, Dalit woman makes it to Pakistan Senate

Bhutto said the election of Kolhi, who was elected on a minority seat from Sindh, showed that minorities had rights in Pakistan and she could play an effective role in Pakistani politics. She was born in 1979 to a peasant family from the "Dalit" community, which is the most oppressed class in India and other countries in South Asia under the opressive Indian social caste system.

World News Zizzi closed after Russian MI6 spy left critically ill in Salisbury
Author: 0 Zizzi closed after Russian MI6 spy left critically ill in Salisbury

More 12 hours after the admission of the pair, the casualty unit at Salisbury District Hospital was then closed for several hours while an area of the facility was also decontaminated by firefighters and a specialist public health team. It looked like she had passed out. A witness told the BBC that Skripal was looking up at the sky making odd hand movements, while the woman appeared to be unconscious and leaning on him.

World News U.S. pushes NAFTA talks pace, warns of political headwinds
Author: 0 U.S. pushes NAFTA talks pace, warns of political headwinds

The president said in tweets that tariffs would be imposed on Canada and Mexico unless "a new and fair NAFTA agreement is signed". Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo on Monday said that negotiations to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement should pick up speed toward a conclusion.

World News East Coast braces for another storm days after powerful nor'easter
Author: 0 East Coast braces for another storm days after powerful nor'easter

Meanwhile in the West, a strong storm system moved through on Saturday , bringing more rain to the California coast and more snow from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the northern Rockies. Friday: Rain and wind. Most of those cancellations were spread across airports in the Northeast, where wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour were possible.

World News Beijing says 1.1 trillion yuan for defense 'proves we love peace'
Author: 0 Beijing says 1.1 trillion yuan for defense 'proves we love peace'

On Sunday, the NPC spokesman, Mr. Zhang, told journalists that the removal of the term limit, contrary to reports in some quarters that the change will lead to imminent autocracy, is only aimed at bringing the office of the president in line with Xi's other positions atop the party and the Central Military Commission, which do not impose term limits.

World News What's next for Italy? The post-election scenarios
Author: 0 What's next for Italy? The post-election scenarios

The centre-right coalition now dominating includes a smaller far-right party, with 33% to 36% percent of the vote, compared with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement's 29.5% to 32.5%. Salvini said he hoped European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker would remain at the EC helm for as short a time as possible. Voters returned a hung parliament , and almost one in three voters backed the anti-establishment party led by 31-year-old Luigi De Maio.

Author: 0 UK does not plan to produce rival Brexit legal text - Hammond

That followed May's announcement of her proposals on Friday (2 March ). Blair said the problem of avoiding a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic precisely illustrated the hopelessness of the government's decision to leave the single market and customs union.

World News Judge, police oust Trump Hotels from Panama property
Author: 0 Judge, police oust Trump Hotels from Panama property

The Trump Organisation hit back, claiming Mr Fintiklis was breaching his contractual commitments as owner. Herrera did say that Fintiklis had control of the hotel's finances and would stop paying bills incurred by the Trump management team.

World News China sets 2018 GDP growth target at 6.5%
Author: 0 China sets 2018 GDP growth target at 6.5%

The U.S. Defense Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the increased spending by its main strategic rival in Asia. U.S. The 64-year-old Xi has appointed himself to head bodies that oversee national security, finance, economic reform and other functions, effectively sidelining Li, the party's No.

World News Gas Prices on the Rise for Half of the Country
Author: 0 Gas Prices on the Rise for Half of the Country

Natural gas was virtually flat at $2.70 per 1,000 cubic feet, heating oil slipped a cent to $1.88 per gallon and wholesale gasoline gained a penny to $1.90 per gallon. Motorists also tend to drive more miles, especially once the busy summer driving season kicks off around Memorial Day. According to GasBuddy.com, Baton Rouge gas prices were 18.3 cents per gallon higher on Sunday compared to the same day one year ago.

World News Niger attack video released by IS shows group's 'depravity', says Pentagon
Author: 0 Niger attack video released by IS shows group's 'depravity', says Pentagon

According to the BBC , the video includes raw footage taken by one of the fallen soldiers' helmet cameras along with still images and video from militants preparing for the ambush. -Nigerien patrol, which included 12 U.S. soldiers, came under attack on the morning of October 4 by about 50 Islamic State fighters as the unit was returning to its camp.

Author: 0 China's increased defence outlay more about modernising military than 'India threat'

In November last year, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a defense policy bill worth 692 billion U.S. dollars for the 2018 fiscal year, about four times China's budget, while the U.S. I expect eventually we will see warships and aircraft there regularly, if not based there permanently. China does not provide a breakdown of how it allocates its defence budget, leading neighbours and other military powers to complain that Beijing's lack of transparency has added to regional tension.

World News Jared Kushner-Ivanka Trump's White House presence under scrutiny, roles reduced
Author: 0 Jared Kushner-Ivanka Trump's White House presence under scrutiny, roles reduced

The most recent source of tension was her attendance at the Olympic closing ceremony in South Korea. Christine Taylor , a spokeswoman for Kushner Companies, confirmed the loans to the Associated Press but said any implication that Kushner's White House role affected the company's long-standing relationships with lenders is "made up and without substantiation".