Tuesday May 23-rd, 2017

Theresa May becomes new United Kingdom prime minister

Theresa May took over as Britain's new prime minister on Wednesday, promising a "bold, new, positive role" for the country less than three weeks after its seismic vote to leave the EU. Outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron today wished co...

Sidhu had once called Kejriwal 'bhagora', 'nautanki baaz' Sidhu had once called Kejriwal 'bhagora', 'nautanki baaz'

In a jolt to BJP ahead of Punjab elections, Sidhu had yesterday resigned his Rajya Sabha membership, saying "the burden is over". Rajya Sabha deputy chairman P J Kurien also announced in the House that the Chairman has accepted the resignation of S...

Labour Party will not split, says Benn

Ms Eagle, who hoped to become Labour's first female leader, is believed to have picked up 72 nominations from MPs and MEPs compared to Mr Smith's 88. "We have got a leader that doesn't have the confidence of his members of Parliament". MPs have wit...

Thousands of Turkish police suspended

The Turkish government said Monday it detained 755 judges and prosecutors and 650 civilians as well as more than 6,100 members of security forces. "We will certainly support bringing perpetrators of the coup to justice but we also caution against a...

China conducts military exercises in the South China Sea to warn neighbors

Besides the offshore nuclear platforms, the Associated Press reported that China just announced the holding of military exercises in the South China Sea. It is feared that China will use the new islands to extend its military reach. The South China...

US Holocaust Museum calls on Pokemon GO players to log off

Visitors to Arlington National Cemetery were appalled to learn there were multiple game stops on this sacred ground, including all of Sections 36 and 39, civil rights activist Medgar Evers' grave and the final resting place of former Secretary of Sta...

Nice attacker had 'clear, recent' interest in radical Islam

Molins said that Bouhlel had in the days and two weeks prior to the July 14 attack sought to raise money through a bank loan, which was denied, a cash withdrawal and the sale of his vehicle. Despite several brushes with the law for petty crime, Lah...

Turkey engaging in 'witch hunt' on judiciary after coup attempt, analysts say

Turkish's interior ministry dismissed nearly 9,000 police officers Monday, arrested 6,000 military personnel and suspended nearly 3,000 judges over the weekend. Turkey abolished the death penalty in 2004. She said the EU ministers did not discuss w...

Turkish PM: 'We have confessions which prove Gulen's involvement in the coup'

Revealing new details of the night of the coup, Erdogan said the renegade soldiers were in control of the command and control towers at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport for hours before forces loyal to the president were able to regain contro...

Christie 'relieved' Trump picked a governor Christie 'relieved' Trump picked a governor

The Indiana governor is well-regarded by evangelical Christians for long-held opposition to abortion and gay marriage, but his hard-line ideology on social issues is sometimes at odds with Trump's own views. "I feel like I'm more involved than when...

TSMC to be Sole Supplier of A11 Chip for Apple's 'iPhone 8' TSMC to be Sole Supplier of A11 Chip for Apple's 'iPhone 8'

That deal cut Samsung out of Apple's lucrative iPhone processor manufacturing, distancing the smartphone rivals. It triggered a controversy when benchmark tests showed that devices running TSMC chips offered a better battery life than those pow...

Erdogan: Turkish People Demand Death Penalty for Attempted Coup Supporters

The General Staff said in a statement it alerted the relevant authorities, adding that the majority of members had nothing to do with the coup. "We have sent four dossiers to the United States for the extradition of the terrorist chief". Hahn said ...

Turkey's 'witch hunt' of Erdogan rivals 'only just starting'

In Brussels Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he supported bringing perpetrators of the attempted coup in Turkey to justice, but warned the government against going "too far" while restoring order in the country. Conditions remained ten...

Cautious optimism as U.S. troops help to retake Mosul from ISIS Cautious optimism as U.S. troops help to retake Mosul from ISIS

On Monday, visiting US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Washington will send 560 more troops to Iraq to help battle ISIL. "The presence of foreign troops is an understandably combustible issue for Iraq; the scars of past battles are, for many Iraq...

Fears Turkey may reinstate death penalty after failed coup

He has shaken up the government, cracked down on dissidents, restricted the news media and renewed fighting with Kurdish rebels. Yet the coup, in which at least 265 people were killed, was thwarted as Erdogan rushed back to Istanbul from a Medite...

France to hold a minute silence for victims of Nice truck attack France to hold a minute silence for victims of Nice truck attack

French police made further arrests and the government defended its security precautions as investigators continued to work on figuring out whether the Nice truck driver, who mowed down a crowd of revelers on Bastille Day, acted alone or had accom...

US House Speaker Requests Release of Findings in FBI's Clinton Probe US House Speaker Requests Release of Findings in FBI's Clinton Probe

Republicans in Congress have held 13 investigations into Benghazi and found nothing on Clinton. Petraeus, a retired four-star general, was sentenced to two years probation and a $100,000 fine in spring 2015 for mishandling classified information, i...

Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May lays out her stall

He added: "We've now got the key players who will be involved in this decision-making process in place, and when the prime minister has finished making her appointments later today I am sure that we will sit down and start to talk about Britain...

Seoul says North Korea has fired 3 missiles into sea Seoul says North Korea has fired 3 missiles into sea

Northern Command, and U.S. Pacific Command remain vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations and are fully committed to working closely with our Republic of Korea and Japanese allies to maintain security", the U.S. Late last month, Kim ordered...

Erdogan says depends on will of Turkish people to reinstate death penalty Erdogan says depends on will of Turkish people to reinstate death penalty

Fethullah Gulen, the Muslim cleric and bitter foe of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Monday dismissed as doomed to fail Ankara's bid to extradite him from the United States over a failed coup attempt. " This entire plan was organized from ...

Philippine Supreme Court dismisses graft case against former leader Arroyo Philippine Supreme Court dismisses graft case against former leader Arroyo

Raul Lambino, a lawyer for Arroyo, said the plunder case was the only remaining criminal charge against the former president. Despite her detention, Ms Arroyo, 69, was re-elected to Congress in May. Arroyo was initially arrested on charges of elect...

Trump introduces Indiana Gov. Pence as 'my partner in this campaign'

Trump opened his announcement by offering sympathies to France and then turning to the attempted coup in Turkey, saying he hoped the situation was sorting itself out. Saturday's event in a New York City hotel ballroom had few of the traditional hal...

Vigil held in Calgary Sunday for Taliyah Marsman and Sara Baillie Vigil held in Calgary Sunday for Taliyah Marsman and Sara Baillie

Although Baillie did not grow up in P.E.I., she visited the province many times. He is being held at the Calgary Remand Centre Observation Unit. Bubbles floated into the air and sparklers crackled at a vigil for a slain Calgary woman and her daug...

Clinical Vijender clinches WBO Asia Pacific title

Vijender Singh has had to unlearn a few tactics from his amateur days in his unbeaten journey to the WBO Asia Pacific title , reveals the Indian boxing star's renowned British trainer Lee Beard who makes it hard for him in the gym to make him more ...

U.S. military resumes flights from Incirlik, Erdogan accuses preacher of masterminding coup U.S. military resumes flights from Incirlik, Erdogan accuses preacher of masterminding coup

This comes after reports that a Turkish soldier was beheaded in Istanbul by a pro-government mob. Erdogan has blamed the coup bid on supporters of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom he has frequently accused of trying to foment an uprising in th...

India police seize newspapers amid Kashmir unrest India police seize newspapers amid Kashmir unrest

Several major newspaper offices have been raided by police in Indian-controlled Kashmir as part of an information blackout following a week of unrest in the disputed state. This was the ninth day of curfew in force in these areas and residents clearl...

Boris Johnson Tory leadership support would have been betrayal of country - Gove

Five Conservative lawmakers are running to replace Cameron, and the bookies' favorite is Home Secretary Theresa May, who backed the "remain" side in the referendum. However, Gove said, "The best person to lead Britain out of the European Union is som...

What's Beef? Drake and Joe Budden Trade Shots On New Diss Tracks What's Beef? Drake and Joe Budden Trade Shots On New Diss Tracks

But, the release of Drake's new track makes this official: We have a rap beef on our hands. Budden also mocks Drake for his Aaliyah obsession and takes not-so-subtle shots at Drake's What a Time to Be Alive partner Future. You let me turn i...

China warns foreign navy patrols could end in 'disaster' China warns foreign navy patrols could end in 'disaster'

The statement provided details of the closing but did not specify the type of exercises or the reason behind the drills. The U.S. Navy's top admiral, meanwhile, arrived in Beijing Sunday for talks with his Chinese counterpart about the South Chin...

India lifts ban on printing Kashmir newspapers amid unrest India lifts ban on printing Kashmir newspapers amid unrest

As a preventive measure, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabeer Ahemed, Muhammad Yaseen Malik and some other separatist leaders are kept under house arrest, so as to hold back them from being active in protests. The attacks followed by his de...

SABC journalists fired because they approached labour court - lawyer

Four SABC journalists who were suspended for not following the SABC's editorial policy, have been let go by the broadcaster. "It can be likened to a kangaroo court that executes an accused while an appeal process is still pending". On Thursday, Solid...

United Nations must hold inquiry into Kashmir killings, says Gilani United Nations must hold inquiry into Kashmir killings, says Gilani

At least 40 people are now confirmed dead and over 2,000 others injured following days of violent clashes between protesters in Kashmir and Indian forces, but the government has put the number of fatalities at 36. Earlier on Friday night, the cable T...

Inflation rises to 16.5% in June, highest in 11 years

The national Consumer Price Index increased 0.3 percent from May to June and increased 1.0 percent over the past year. The index was weighted upon by a slower increase in the vegetables and "sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery" groups.

Trump could've picked a better running mate than Pence, expert says

Mike Pence tapped into his national network of operatives and loyalists to shepherd his bid for vice president, Donald Trump's campaign announced Saturday evening. "A lot of information was given to people", Trump said. "We have to wipe out ISIS", Tr...

Nice attacker's link to Islamic State puzzles investigators

At the home of one of the suspects, an Albanian national, investigators found 11 telephones, cocaine and €2,600 in cash, according to a security official and the Paris prosecutor's office. He has also enacted Operation Sentinel, introduced after terr...

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