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Amazon unveils a new Echo speaker

Meanwhile, the Amazon Echo Show isn't now listed on Amazon UK, and there's no word yet of a British launch either. Amazon is locked in battle with Google and others for the burgeoning new world of voice assistant-powered smart speakers. Read More »

Cavs move one game away from Eastern Conference Finals

Norman Powell continued to prove he wasn't scared - of LeBron James or anyone else. Though Kevin Love was aggressive early on, the rest of the Cavaliers seemed bored with the Raptors . That's 11.1%. That's terrible. Kyle Lowry was out with a sprained ankle and Toronto shot a brutal 2-for-18 from 3-point range, with 17 of the 18 attempts being uncontested. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency, European Union elated

They had feared another populist upheaval after Britain's vote to exit the European Union and Donald Trump's election as U.S. president a year ago. The National Front (FN) candidate suffered a landslide loss in Sunday's election, scraping barely one third of votes in the second round of France's presidential election. Read More »

South Korea's ousted leader alone, kept in dark on election

Exit polls indicated 41.4% of voters picked Moon, an 18.1-percentage-point margin over his next closest rival, Hong Joon-pyo, a conservative from impeached President Park Geun-hye's party. Moon faulted Park Geun-hye for being walled off from the public, and has pledged to turn the Blue House into a "resting space for the people". That's a joint industrial facility where tens of thousands of North and South Koreans work together, just north of the demilitarized zone that separates the two ... Read More »

CBI to examine Kapil Mishra's allegations on graft


The Delhi BJP today stepped up its attack on the AAP, saying it will lodge a complaint with the Election Commission for the party's alleged involvement in corruption cases and seek its derecognition. He also called for a lie-detector test on himself along with Kejriwal and Jain. Mishra was on Monday suspended from the primary membership of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the allegations her levelled against Kejriwal and other members of the party. Read More »

Delhi BJP to lodge complaint with Election Commission against AAP

He said that Jain later told him that the money was paid in connection with a land deal worth 500 million rupees ($760,000). When AAP refuted the allegations, he said the party terms anyone who questions Kejriwal a "Modi agent". "He has lost mental balance and making baseless allegations as he did not even spare Kejriwal's deceased brother-in-law", he said. Singh said Mishra was making all sorts of allegation like that he witnessed Kejriwal taking Rs 2 crore from Jain. Read More »

New iPhone 8 Release Date Rumor Is a Big Relief

While awaiting the officialization of this launch in September, you can discover the latest rumors around the iPhone 7s, 7s Plus and iPhone 8. Moreover, the report further adds that adevice will come bundled with a free pair of AirPods. It is believed that TSMC will start creating semi-conductor chips for Apple's A11 processors on 10 June, ahead of its proposed mass production in the second half of July. Read More »

Pakistan says army killed 50 Afghan soldiers in firing exchange

Lieutenant General Amir Riaz, the commander of Pakistan's Southern Command, said Islamabad had no other choice but to destroy the checkpoints after Afghan forces, based on a "foolish mistake", attempted to enter Pakistan. "Pakistan reserves the right to fully respond if Afghanistan fails to take measures to stop this provocation", a foreign office spokesman told a regular press briefing in Islamabad . Read More »

President Obama said to have warned Trump about Michael Flynn

Republican senators in the hearing repeatedly pressed Yates on an unrelated matter - her refusal to defend the Trump administration's travel ban - and whether she was responsible for leaking classified information. And in the course of her testimony, Yates revealed she learned about the executive order from media reports . Yates' second in-person meeting with McGahn happened the next day. Read More »

French ex-prime minister Valls plans to back Macron in June elections

But he needs to perform well in legislative elections to enact his policies. The former banker launched his presidential campaign with a plan to tackle extremist attacks by obliging internet companies to release encrypted messages. His party, En Marche (Forward) is tweaking its name as it prepares a list of candidates. Mr Macron's supporters gathered to celebrate outside the Louvre in central Paris . Read More »

Boost For European Union As Emmanuel Macron Elected French President

In a later editorial, it said Macron's "was a victory of hope and optimism over fear and reaction; of a future in Europe rather than in resentful isolation". Le Pen, 48, had called for a temporary ban on immigration, a referendum to leave the European Union and replacing the Euro with the Franc, the old French currency. Read More »

Graham takes shot at Trump in Russian Federation hearing

Later that day, at the White House, she told him there was a discrepancy between how administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, were characterizing Flynn's contacts with Kislyak and what intelligence officials knew to be true based on recordings of those calls . Read More »

Appeals court hears arguments on President Trump's revised travel ban


But Judge Diana Gribbon Motz and other judges expressed doubt that a president's judgment on national security could never be questioned by federal courts, such as if the president simply issued a ban against Muslims. Spicer acknowledged that Trump's campaign website did call for a Muslim ban, but maintained this was not the administration's aim. JOHNSON: That's true. Read More »

Leahy tells Yates he's proud she defied executive order

The hearing was led by South Carolina's Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. The Senate hearing on Russia's interference in the 2016 election revealed some terrifying and ugly truths about the very serious threats to our democracy - including from Donald Trump's own team. Read More »

Wooing Germany: Macron team debates euro zone reform tactics


Macron, 39, has proposed an ambitious domestic reform agenda including cutting state spending, easing labor laws, boosting education in deprived areas and extending new protections to the self-employed. However, euro lost some of its strength later on uncertainties pertaining to the ability of Macron's newly-formed party to win a parliamentary majority in June legislative elections, as per Reuters . Read More »

Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader


Recognition of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), while also demanding new elections to its institutions and denying the validity of the organization's political line and of the agreements it has signed with Israel. Israel says the violence is fueled by a Palestinian campaign of incitement. While its new policy document accepts the idea of a Palestinian state within territories occupied by Israel in the Six Day War of 1967, it continues to speak of liberating all of historic ... Read More »

Australia treasurer promises fair budget that reins in debt

But Labor supported the tax on the banks. This will be the budget of "fairness, opportunity and security". In addition, bank executives will face tough penalities for misconduct under a Banking Executive Accountability Regime. The AFP is to receive $321 million over four years to engage nearly 300 specialist officers and APRA $28.6 million over four years to provide new services relating to reforms in the financial system. Read More »

DOJ rules not to charge officers in shooting of Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling was shot and killed during a struggle with the two officers in July. Chris Stewart, an attorney for two of Sterling's sons, said the lawyers learned from U.S. "Certainly, we didn't know when it was going to come, we didn't know what the decision was going to be, but from a public safety perspective, we worked together to try to figure out how we would want that to happen", he said. Read More »

What to expect from Windows 10 S

Customers can pre-order Surface Laptop in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Read More »

Travel ban back before appeals court


Trump's campaign vow to implement a Muslim ban is at the core of both lawsuits. "That's the most important issue in the whole case", U.S. Circuit Judge Robert King said , not long after the en banc appeals court hearing got underway. He also argued that the order relates to national security and the president has broad authority to protect the country. The Muslim-ban language remained online until Monday afternoon, when they were scrubbed from the website shortly after Spicer was ... Read More »

Trump adds trips to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican before North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, G7 summits

A delegation of United States officials will return to Israel next week to finalize the itinerary for President Donald Trump's historic visit as part of his first overseas trip later this month. "It's a very clear message to the world that the USA and the Arab Muslim countries can form a partnership", Jubeir said. Rabbi Marvin Hier, who founded the Simon Wiesenthal Center and who delivered the benediction at Trump's inauguration, was among the clergymen delivering the opening prayers. Read More »

Blast near Damascus airport thought to be Israeli strike

Fires were reported in nearby buildings after the fuel tanks were hit. Israel has officially remained silent on the strike as it has done in previous alleged strikes in Syria. "I ran to the balcony and looking towards the south, in the direction of the airport, I saw a huge fireball", he said. Syria's six-year-long civil war has killed at least 400,000 people with half of the country's population having fled their homes, according to the UN. Read More »

Here's What You Need To Know About UT Austin Stabbing Suspect

When officers asked White if he heard voices in his head, White said that his mind told him to quote, "to tell the truth and withhold any action that he did because he didn't really happen". Then it was just me, the guy who I was helping and the guy with the knife. A police robot found the two bodies after authorities barricaded entrances to the community for several hours to enable officers to search the neighborhood, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said at a news conference on Monday. Read More »

Final results confirm Macron wins French presidential election

Macron is a keen advocate of the European Union and the euro currency, while Le Pen has proposed taking France out of both. French president-elect Emmanuel Macron, left, stands with outgoing French president François Hollande during a ceremony in Paris on Monday marking the 72nd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany during World War II. Read More »

Liveblog: Sally Yates Testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee


Clearly, Yates was referring to the lies Flynn told Pence regarding conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, something Flynn would later apologize for . Her intervention provoked an awkward new question that the White House will now have to answer. Well, Ms. Yates, you had a distinguished career for 27 years at the Department of Justice and I voted for your confirmation because I believed that you had a distinguished career. Read More »

Trump agrees 'not to terminate NAFTA'


They called him, asked him not to do it. "I highlighted quite frankly that whether or not there was a better deal to come, there was an terrible lot of jobs, an very bad lot of industries right now that have been developed under the NAFTA context", Trudeau said Thursday during a visit to Gray, Sask. Read More »

Afghanistan envoy Omar Zakhilwal says Pakistani forces killed 2 soldiers, not 50

The border has remained closed since Friday, with Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Amir Riaz telling reporters on Sunday that it would remain so "until Afghanistan changes its behaviour". Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesman Nafeez Zakaria said that the census team "was fulfilling its duties in the area and the exercise was taking place within the jurisdiction of Pakistan". Read More »

Putin, Trump talk 'coordination' against terrorism in call


A separate statement from the Kremlin suggested a face-to-face meeting is on the cards. On January 28, the two men discussed how to defeat the Islamic State group in a congratulatory call from Putin , according to officials. The US will send a representative to ongoing peace talks being held in Kazakhstan, the administration said. The aim is to create preconditions for launching a real settlement process in Syria . Read More »

Health care debate shifting over to Senate

Thousands took to social media about the issue, many women using the hashtag #IAmAPreexistingCondition to express their anger. "We're keeping our word", Ryan said. They cited concerns about potential higher costs for older people and those with pre-existing conditions, along with cuts to Medicaid. While insurers could not deny insurance because of such conditions, they would be allowed to decide how much to charge. Read More »

Trump Pleased With Yates Hearing


The White House acknowledged Trump was urged by his predecessor, Obama, not to hire Flynn. Mr Obama's warning to Mr Trump came before concerns emerged about Mr Flynn's contacts with the Russian ambassador, a former Obama official told NBC News. Read More »

Former official says she warned White House about Flynn


Flynn's forced February resignation followed media reports that he had discussed US -imposed sanctions on Russian Federation with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition period, which was contrary to the public representations of the Trump White House. Read More »

Macron marches to French presidency

Had she won, she says she would have immediately worked to pull France out of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and put French francs back in the pockets of the French who now shop with the euro currency. The economy is the electorate's main concern, and Macron will have to tackle high unemployment and sluggish growth while also addressing the worries of blue-collar workers about globalization and immigration. Read More »

Death toll in Turkish raids on Syria Kurds hits 28


The Turkish army fired back, killing three YPG militants, the Dogan and Anadolu news agencies said . The air strikes in Syria targeted the YPG, a key component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are backed by the United States and have been closing in on the Islamic State bastion of Raqqa. Read More »