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World News Brexit Party on course to come first in European elections, poll predicts
Author: 0 Brexit Party on course to come first in European elections, poll predicts

On Thursday, with Britons voting in a European election in which pre-poll surveys suggested May's Conservatives would be thrashed by Nigel Farage's Brexit Party , May was digging in. Britain's exit from the European Union was initially scheduled for March 29, but the departure date has been delayed for six months, with a new date set for October 31 2019.

World News Varadkar and Trump to meet at Shannon Airport on June 5
Author: 0 Varadkar and Trump to meet at Shannon Airport on June 5

On June 6, 1944, allied troops launched a surprise military operation, known as the D-Day Normandy Landings, in which more than 2 million soldiers landed in Normandy, northern France. Donald Trump will make his first visit to Ireland as U.S. president next month, the White House said on Tuesday. The first couple will stay at Doonbeg on the night of the 5.

World News Lok Sabha election result 2019
Author: 0 Lok Sabha election result 2019

A total of 542 parliamentary constituencies went to polls after the election was cancelled in a constituency in southern state of Tamil Nadu. In Assam, BJP won nine out of the 14 Lok Sabha seats including Autonomous Council (Diphu), Dibrugarh, Guwahati , Jorhat, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Mangaldai, Tezpur and Silchar seats.

World News Zakir Musa trapped during encounter in South Kashmir
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However, he parted ways with the outfit after Wani was killed on 11 July 2016. Musa was a longtime aide of Hizb commander Burhan Wani . He was earlier affiliated with Pakistan based militant group, Hizbul Mujahideen. Authorities today said that class work in all schools and colleges in Kashmir will remain suspended tomorrow in view of the killing of militant commander Zakir Musa in Pulwama's Dadsara.

World News Infant found after 5 hours in day care van dies
Author: 0 Infant found after 5 hours in day care van dies

It took nearly five hours for anyone to realise that the girl was still in the vehicle and only after her mother phoned the centre to organise the pick-up of her three children did they realise that Brooklyn hadn't been checked in and they went to search the van.

World News Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast
Author: 0 Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast

Reports of the additional deployment plan came a day after USA secretaries of state and defense Mike Pompeo and Pat Shanahan told lawmakers in closed-door briefings the build up was about deterrence and not war. The United States has not publicly provided evidence to back the claims. The United States' Department of Defense is reportedly mulling a military request to deploy thousands of additional troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran .

World News Billionaire Robert F. Smith Pays Student Loans of Morehouse College Graduates
Author: 0 Billionaire Robert F. Smith Pays Student Loans of Morehouse College Graduates

According to this Washington Post article , the grads and their families "were speechless for a moment - before erupting in cheers and shouts of disbelief" when Smith made the surprise announcement on Sunday, May 19. Smith is a passionate patron of the arts. The concept was formed by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. Still, to get where he is today wasn't easy but his $5 billion fortune and playboy model wife prove that the American dream is within reach.

World News Judge Rules Trump Can’t Block Bank Subpoenas
Author: 0 Judge Rules Trump Can’t Block Bank Subpoenas

The mounting probes reached a fever pitch on Wednesday when Trump convened an impromptu Rose Garden press conference, during which he lashed out at Democrats and ordered them to "get these phony investigations over with". "He added that while the requests are broad", they are also "clearly pertinent". He said the judge was unlikely to look into the committee's motives in issuing a subpoena "as long as it might produce some information that's relevant to legislation".

Author: 0 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces additional charges in new indictment

Meanwhile, Uncle Sam has started extradition proceedings against him. That grand jury is sitting in Alexandria, where Assange is charged. The Thursday charges threaten to put Assange behind bars for over 170 years, if he is convicted. The Justice Department's quick turn-around with the filing of a more substantial indictment against Assange is not surprising. The DoJ points to Assange's active assistance of former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in getting hold of the documents and ...

World News Hurricanes: NOAA previews Atlantic storm season
Author: 0 Hurricanes: NOAA previews Atlantic storm season

Staff with the Canadian Hurricane Centre will present their forecast and provide information about how to prepare for strong storms and hurricanes. Earlier this year, AccuWeather released its own prediction calling for 12-14 storms, five to seven hurricanes and two to four major hurricanes.

World News Court says banks must give Congress Trump records
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But the meeting ended abruptly in "high drama", Senator Dick Durbin said, after Trump walked in and announced he wouldn't meet with them due to the ongoing investigations. Yesterday, a letter from Trump was released to Pelosi and Schumer in which he stated that they should approve the Trade Treaty between the United States, Mexico and Canada before discussing any bill on infrastructure .

World News Trump Hits Biden for Minimizing China Threat to U.S. Economy
Author: 0 Trump Hits Biden for Minimizing China Threat to U.S. Economy

Trump boasted that tariffs he's levied on Chinese goods and other imports including steel and aluminum would bring in $100 billion to the U.S. Treasury. Trump tweeted Monday that Keller has been "outstanding" in the state Legislature. "They're awakening to the fact that they've got a problem". Trump said.

World News Nepal mountaineer climbs Mt.Everest for 24th time
Author: 0 Nepal mountaineer climbs Mt.Everest for 24th time

Just a week after breaking his own record for the most number of summits on Mount Everest , Kami Rita Sherpa yet again climbed the world's highest mountain today morning. With their unique ability to work in a low-oxygen, high-altitude atmosphere, ethnic Sherpa guides are the backbone of Nepal's climbing industry, helping clients and hauling equipment up Himalayan peaks.

World News 'American Taliban' to be released from IN prison
Author: 0 'American Taliban' to be released from IN prison

According to the Washington Post , Spann's father asked U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III to investigate that 2016 report. Lindh has spent his time in jail learning about Islam and said that he is a political prisoner in another letter to the NBC reporter.

World News David Mabuza will not be sworn in as MP today
Author: 0 David Mabuza will not be sworn in as MP today

In his acceptance speech, Ramaphosa assured EFF leader Julius Malema that he will not serve the interests of individuals or groups, but will work for all South Africans. Mr Mabuza is out of favour with both the Ramaphosa and former president Jacob Zuma camps. The DA's Majola received 83 votes. This seems to be uncharted territory, because the president will be elected on Wednesday and needs to assume office within five days.

World News 'Very, Very, Very Strange.' How Nancy Pelosi's Meeting With Trump Went Down
Author: 0 'Very, Very, Very Strange.' How Nancy Pelosi's Meeting With Trump Went Down

Although Pelosi has urged Democrats to stay away from impeachment talk for now, she did tell them that that Trump's all-out fight against congressional oversight and other actions seemed to her to amount to a " coverup ". Democrats leaving the meeting appeared to be taking Pelosi's words into consideration. A majority of Democrats would support impeachment, Clyburn said, "just not now".

World News Fifth child dies in US border control custody
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The boy was the fifth Guatemalan minor since December to die after being apprehended at the US-Mexico border. "The men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection are saddened by the tragic loss of this young man and our condolences are with his family", the agency's acting commissioner, John Sanders , said in a written statement .

World News Russian warplanes intercepted near Alaska: US military
Author: 0 Russian warplanes intercepted near Alaska: US military

A second group of two Tu-95 bombers and two Su-35 fighters were also intercepted by a pair of F-22 fighters, it said. The encounter Tuesday was the second in two days involving Russian planes. Approximately 10,000 U.S. military personnel are participating in the joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF). "Specifically, two Russian bombers entered the ADIZ and were intercepted by two F-22s while an E-3 provided overall command and control", NORAD said in the ...

World News Trash Wars: Philippines' Duterte Orders Garbage Shipped Back to Canada
Author: 0 Trash Wars: Philippines' Duterte Orders Garbage Shipped Back to Canada

But Canada missed a May 15 deadline set by Manila to take back the shipment, prompting the Philippines to withdraw top diplomats from Canada last week. The President was referring to 103 containers of Canadian waste, consisting of household trash, plastic bottles and bags, newspapers, and used adult diapers, that arrived in Manila in batches from 2013 to 2014.

World News United States 'playing a very, very risky game' in Gulf, Iran says
Author: 0 United States 'playing a very, very risky game' in Gulf, Iran says

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told journalists in Geneva that Iran should not doubt the U.S. resolve, warning "if American interests are attacked, they will retaliate". Our biggest focus at this point is to prevent Iranian miscalculation; we do not want the situation to escalate, Shanahan added. The administration's response was meant to "de-escalate and provide a deterrent strategy so that Iran does not become aggressive", McCaul said.

World News China Eastern seeks payout from Boeing over 737 MAX
Author: 0 China Eastern seeks payout from Boeing over 737 MAX

And he made a remarkable appeal for global unity regarding the 737 Max and its future. Among the preconditions for doing that are that Boeing's design changes are approved by the European agency and that pilots are "adequately trained", according to the Financial Times .

World News Chinese ambassador says Beijing ready for further trade talks
Author: 0 Chinese ambassador says Beijing ready for further trade talks

President Donald Trump followed through with his threat to increase tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods from 10% to 25%. "The proposed additional tariff of 25 per cent on footwear would be catastrophic for our consumers, our companies, and the American economy as a whole", the letter from the shoe coalition states.

World News Assam Lok Sabha Election Result 2019
Author: 0 Assam Lok Sabha Election Result 2019

Out of the almost 10.3 lakh polling stations, the EVM-VVPAT tallying will take place in 20,600. A total of 60 crore votes have been cast across 10 lakh polling booths spread across the entire length and breadth of the country. In such a situation, the results based on paper slip count will be considered as final. The EC officials can log into the app and feed in the data.

Author: 0 N.Y. Assembly approves bill to view Trump's tax returns

If Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs the bill into law, Congress would be able to request someone's individual's tax returns from any year, as well as business tax returns for entities in which they have at least a ten percent voting share.

World News Housing Secretary Ben Carson confuses real estate term 'REO' with Oreo cookies
Author: 0 Housing Secretary Ben Carson confuses real estate term 'REO' with Oreo cookies

Beatty asked, to which Carson responded: "With who?" An R-E-O. Carson's "stammering would be amusing if it weren't so scary", Porter said in a later statement to Huffington Post after the hearing. HUD's annual report to Congress from fiscal 2018 shows that almost 32 per cent of the real estate the agency disposed of consisted of REO properties .

World News Yemen: Houthi drone against arms deposit in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Yemen: Houthi drone against arms deposit in Saudi Arabia

Saudi-owned media accused Yemeni rebels Tuesday of targeting Islam's holiest city Mecca after Riyadh and its allies said they had intercepted two missiles over the kingdom. The UAE has yet to blame anyone for the tanker operation, but U.S. government sources told Reuters last week they believe Iran encouraged Houthi militants or Iraq-based Shia militias to carry out the tanker attacks.

World News Boston protesters blast strict abortion laws passed by several states
Author: 0 Boston protesters blast strict abortion laws passed by several states

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, one of the rally's speakers, made it a point to warn that "We cannot feel safe in our bubble here in Oregon ", and promised to continue prioritizing abortion rights. Many anti-abortion rights advocates, expecting the restrictions will be challenged, want the Supreme Court to revisit the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling which legalised abortion.

World News USA fighter jets intercept Russian bombers off Alaskan coast
Author: 0 USA fighter jets intercept Russian bombers off Alaskan coast

Another flight of two F-22s then edged closer to the second wave, this time made up of two more "Bear" bombers escorted by two Su-35 Flanker-E long-range fighters. Russian Federation has conducted several missions within the ADIZ in recent years. NORAD has further clarified that the Russian bombers remained within the global airspace.

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