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New French government unveiled, Le Drian foreign minister

Le Drian was seen as the driving force behind France's counter-terrorism operations in West Africa and the Middle East, and a key player in efforts to fight the threat from Islamist militants at home by putting some 10,000 soldiers on the streets of France. Read More »

Rouhani leads Iran presidential race, expected to win

His reelection served as a stamp of approval for the 2015 nuclear agreement that Iran signed with six world powers under which Tehran has curbed its uranium enrichment in exchange for an easing of worldwide economic sanctions. "We also hope that he puts an end to their ballistic missile testing", Tillerson said at a joint press conference with his Saudi counterpart, on the first day of a visit by President Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Trump talks of engagement to resolve North Korea crisis


While North Korea regularly tests shorter range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the U.S. "Sanctions is something that we are looking at and we are going to continue to see where that takes us". "It is considered an IRBM [intermediate range ballistic missile] of enhanced caliber", he said, referring to a class of missile created to travel up to 1,860 to 2,485 miles. Read More »

Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

The president's address was the centerpiece of his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, his first overseas trip since his January swearing-in. Zarif was responding to remarks made by Trump during his visit to Saudi Arabia, in which the United States president called on all nations to work towards isolating Iran. Read More »

Preakness 2017 runner-up Classic Empire Belmont Stakes-bound

It sure looked like Classic Empire would go on to win , but Cloud Computing ran him down on the outside to cross the wire for the Winner's Circle. It was a cool, cloudy afternoon at Pimlico, where the overcast sky became representative of the mood of the record 140,327 fans when Always Dreaming's Triple Crown hopes ended at the aging Baltimore racetrack. Read More »

Horschel defeats Day on first hole of playoff


Rough Sunday for Sergio: Defending champion Sergio Garcia was 4 over on the first four holes, including a ball in the water on No. 3. Tringale was fifth at 9-under with defending Nelson champion and Masters Tournament victor Garcia tied for sixth at 8-under. Read More »

Unemployment rates hit record lows in 3 states

The nationally known economist explained that job growth in and around Silicon Valley has been slowing of late, and that region has helped boost statewide numbers for more than a year. "Further supporting the improving labor market is the fact that the unemployment rate, at 4.1 percent, is at its lowest level since June 2001". Not adjusted for seasonal swings, the unemployment rate in San Diego County was 3.7 percent in December 2006, not going below 4 percent until last month. Read More »

Australian reportedly dies on Mt Everest


A second man, Vladimir Strba of Slovakia, died Sunday after suffering from severe altitude sickness, according to the Times. Two people have already died this year, including the leading Swiss climber Ueli Steck, who was killed during a preparatory climb before attempting the Himalayan peak. Read More »

Predators pounce on Ducks, take 3-2 series lead

The Ducks held a significant advantage over the Predators at center, with the strength of the team down the middle of the ice, what with Kesler, Ryan Getzlaf , Antoine Vermette and Nate Thompson. If the National Hockey League truly wants to rid the game of sexist, homophobic and demeaning language, they need to be consistent with their punishments, not vary them according subjective judgments on how hurtful the language may be or who the player is. Read More »

Top newspaper calls on Brazil leader to quit

He also reportedly praised the buy-offs of two judges, to thwart a separate investigation. In a speech to the nation Saturday, Temer said "Brazil will not be derailed" by the corruption case. Temer has only been in power for a little over a year following the impeachment of his predecessor Rousseff, a process his critics say he helped engineer in order to bring himself to power. Read More »

EC tells Par panel: We do not support state funding of polls


Opposition parties have been demanding that the Election Commission return to the paper ballot system for a more transparent voting mechanism. At the all-party meet, the EC also said during elections, it would count a certain percentage VVPAT print outs to tally the votes cast. Read More »

Next Stop for Trump Is Israel, in Pursuit of 'Ultimate Deal'

Right-wing members of the coalition, who hailed the new president in nearly messianic terms at the start, will be hard put to oppose him now if he proposes concessions in Yehudah and Shomron. Before Trump arrived, the Israelis on May 21 approved some economic concessions to the Palestinians that the USA president had requested. But as a businessman Mr Trump knows better than most that you can not do a deal if the parties involved don't want to talk turkey. Read More »

Netanyahu says all government ministers must attend Trump's arrival


But Trump appeared to back off on his promise early in his presidency, and the White House told reporters last week that the president is still undecided on the issue. It looks unlikely Trump will manage to get Netanyahu and Abbas to shake hands during his 28-hour visit to the Holy Land, and the prospects of him setting a timetable for a resumption of peace talks also look dim. Read More »

'Merkron' alliance between Germany, France to revive troubled EU

The two leaders, meeting in Berlin the day after Macron's inauguration, pledged to create a new "road map" for medium-term cooperation and reviving the EU. And in France, opponents of such reforms have already vowed to launch street protests against any attempt by Mr. Macron to liberalize France's highly regulated labor market. Read More »

Trump considers move to devastate Obamacare


Under Obamacare, insurance companies are required to offer coverage for pre-existing conditions , and for essential services, including maternity services, mental health and drug addiction treatment, to name a few. "The federal program ran out of money nearly a year before it was scheduled to end". The states have filed a motion to intervene in a court case that could decide whether critical payments, called cost-sharing-reduction payments, are made to insurers in the ACA's individual ... Read More »

Trey Gowdy reported to be next head of powerful House committee


Jason Chaffetz says he is going to have a conversation with former FBI Director James Comey Monday. Burr says the committee wants to hear from Comey on his role in the development of the US intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation interfered in last year's election. Read More »

Russian foreign minister mocks media over Trump disclosures


McMaster, was provided to the occupant of the White House not by the "Feds" (FBI) but the NSA and Central Intelligence Agency. To discuss this, Paul Pillar joins us now in the studio. administration official said had originally come from Israel. I think it would be good for him if he did. "I am familiar with a few other cases over the years in other countries where they made use of materials - perhaps even in a more scandalous manner than was described by the media in this case". Read More »

Russia's Lavrov denies discussing James Comey with Trump


Trump on Twitter defended his interactions with the Russians, saying he shared "facts" amid the mutual fight against ISIS. "The source of information was particularly valuable for tracking Islamic State's attempts to place explosive devices on commercial airplanes". Read More »

Wondering what precautions to take against ransomware? Read on

The malware is supposed to get to your systems through emails or clicking on the links and opening attachments in spam emails and downloading from unknown sources. Now, in order to prevent the victim from accessing the private key for the decryption part, WannaCry deletes the key from the local system. Or should governments and its agencies, and private organizations be mandated to update their systems once support for a software officially ends? In what it said was a "highly unusual" step, ... Read More »

US, Gulf states ink pact to fight terror funding


Later on, we had enough of its hostile practices and interventions, as we have seen in Yemen and other countries in the region", he said, adding "We say this, as we confirm, at the same time, our appreciation of and respect to the Iranian people, who will not be blamed for the crimes of their regime. Read More »

Former FBI Director James Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intel Committee


So far, no evidence of collusion has been presented, but the question has consumed the first four months of Trump's presidency and spurred multiple crises that have left the White House shell-shocked. He was also said to have told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak that "I'm not under investigation". Read More »

Security researchers: North Korea possible source of WannaCry cyber attack

This method, which allows quick and massive infections of computers with security weaknesses, has been found in previously known North Korean cyberattacks, including the Sony hack in 2014 blamed on North Korea. The idea that North Korea could be behind the attack is not a reach. "It wouldn't stand up in court as it is". "We are talking about a possibility, not that this was done by North Korea", Choi told AP. Read More »

Trump says firing 'nut job' Comey took off pressure

However, at a combative news conference Thursday, he fell short in trying to resolve questions about investigations into his campaign and his first four months in office. Comey, all 6 feet, 8 inches of him, trying to avoid being noticed by the president of the United States by blending in with the drapes in the White House Blue Room. Read More »

Unrelenting rain worsens flood crisis in saturated Central Canada

Several rivers and lakes have reached near 50-year peak levels in Quebec province, between Gatineau in the Canadian capital region and Montreal 200 kilometers (125 miles) downstream, Quebec Public Safety Minister Martin Coiteux announced. Flood watches remain in effect in the regions of Montreal, Outaouais, the Laurentians, Lanaudière, the South Shore and Mauricie, where the St. Lawrence River, Lac Saint-Louis, the Milles-Iles River, Riviere des Prairies and Saint-Maurice River have burst ... Read More »

Man City beats Watford 5-0 to qualifies for Champions League

Kompany suffered another injury ravaged campaign and returned to make only his third Premier League start of 2016-17 in last month's 2-1 defeat to champions Chelsea. Sergio there is no doubt about that; Gabriel there is no doubt about that. The Italian was booed and jeered throughout the match with Watford fans clearly to see the club move in a new direction next season. Read More »

Cloud Computing pulls surprise to win Preakness

Race favorite Always Dreaming faded badly and finished eighth in the 10-horse race. The dream of another Triple Crown victor will remain just that for 2017 as Cloud Computing, a colt that skipped the Kentucky Derby , went on to outduel Classic Empire to win the 142nd Preakness Stakes by a head at Pimlico Race Course May 20. Read More »

Justice official says he stands by critical memo on Comey

The White House denied Comey's version of events, saying in a statement that the president had never asked Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including that of Flynn. "We can't afford to lose this one". "It's a pretty common practice for them to thread tweets, whether it's breaking news or not, and to double it up like we did with the push", Bishop said. Read More »