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by | May 12, 2017 | 07:36

Fidget Spinners causing problems in classrooms. It's true, children do seem to be distracted by these addictive devices and I must admit, having played with one in order to properly "research" this article, I too was mesmerised by the gadgets ability to spin, and spin, and spin.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:12

It's no secret President Donald Trump isn't popular with the majority of Americans, but a new poll this week shows he is beginning to lose some of the demographics that thrust him into the White House. In early April, he received the lowest approval rating of his presidency so far - 35 percent. Just 36 percent approved of Trump's job performance. Quinnipiac asked people what word first came to mind when they thought about Trump.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:10

The call from Xi to congratulate Moon on his inauguration the day before was the first of its kind from a Chinese leader to his new South Korean counterpart, the statement said. "For a long time, China has upheld the goal of the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, protecting the peace and stability of the peninsula and resolving the problem via dialogue and consultation", Xi said, according to the ministry.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:33

Turkey formally abolished the death penalty in 2004 as a key facilitator for its bid to join the EU. CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel on Tuesday ruled out any participation on German soil in a potential Turkish referendum on bringing back the death penalty.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:21

Yeah, have you heard it? "You understand the expression 'prime the pump"? " Because I haven't heard it ", he said . "I came up with it a couple of days ago and thought it was good", Trump said in a recent interview with The Economist .

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:04

Haniyeh also told reporters that Hamas would release more information on the detained suspect in the coming days. Gaza had been on edge for weeks amid a manhunt following the death of Mazen Faqha, a leading figure in Hamas' military wing who was gunned down outside his Gaza City home with a weapon that used a silencer.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:45

Moon said in an inauguration speech after taking the oath of office in front of lawmakers at Seoul's National Assembly building. Beijing sees the system as a threat to its own security. Moon explained that there was opposition toward the agreement within South Korea, and said, "There will be a need to wisely resolve historical issues so that both nations can further develop".

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:05

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 francs - and not the euro - back in the pockets of the French. French deputy to the European Parliament Sylvie Goulard said Macron would make Berlin his first official visit, with perhaps a stop to see French troops stationed overseas as well.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:54

The new U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary has announced he will introduce "regulatory flexibility" for the National School Lunch Program - an initiative providing free and discounted lunches to schoolchildren, which saw a big boost from the Obamas.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:11

A gravel road was built to the site of the roof collapse, and workers were expected to begin filling the hole with dirt on Wednesday, said Destry Henderson, a spokesman for the U.S. Non-essential workers are being sent home from a nuclear waste storage site in Washington state after the partial collapse of an underground tunnel where nuclear waste is kept in rail cars.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:42

Another member of the Senate committee told CNN that possible collusion "is what we are investigating". Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], May 11: The Senate intelligence committee has issued a subpoena to former national security advisor Michael Flynn for documents regarding his interactions with Russian officials, CNN reports .

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:13

Pence said in January that Flynn denied those calls involved sanctions placed on Russian Federation by the Obama administration in response to its election meddling. Why doesn't the media report on this? The Trump administration fired Yates not long after, when she declined to enforce the president's Muslim ban, believing it to be unlawful.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:04

Erdogan also called on the United States to stand alongside a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally - Turkey - and reverse its decision on arming Syrian Kurds before his upcoming visit to Washington . The YPG says the USA commitment to the group, and its umbrella coalition the Syrian Democratic Forces, will allow it to expand its operations against IS.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:31

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his emphatic victory in the French presidential election, expressing hope that the relations between the two countries would further deepen in line with their common interests.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:14

Throwing light on concerns related to scholarships, a senior school education department official said that Tamil medium students, particularly those from economically backward sections, will continue to get government aid and a separate government order was likely to be passed in this regard.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:01

The meetings with the Russian Foreign minister came in the wake of the surprise sacking of Comey who was overseeing a probe into Russias meddling in the 2016 United States presidential polls. "You're kidding, you're kidding". However many have criticised his reasoning and accused him of trying to gag the Russian investigation, citing the many instances on the campaign trail where Mr Trump offered his support to the investigation into Ms Clinton.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:02

And though Trump claims not to trust the media and calls a lot of it fake news, he still tweets about it. "They are a disgrace", he said . Election Day 2020, for the record, is 1,282 days away. Other trade deals allowing nations such as China, Russia and India to contribute to "the theft and plunder of American wealth" were being torn up, Trump said.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:26

Minhaj, 31, whose parents hail from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, delivered a memorable entertaining speech at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner which for the first time since 1981 was not attended by the USA president. Minhaj pulled no punches during his 25-minute act: "The leader of our country is not here". "It's a very long flight, it's a Saturday". What's different? Trump has been in office for more than three months, and despite his claim he's done more in 100 days than any ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:05

THE PAIR SPOKE SEVERAL TIMES over the next two days, with McGahn asking Yates how Flynn had fared during an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier that week - she did not answer - and why it was the business of the Justice Department if White House officials had misled each other.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:46

The fact that the party won only 32% in the local elections would seem to raise questions about its ability to repeat that feat. All in all, there is little in these local election results to suggest that Labour is on course to reverse the losses it suffered at the hands of the SNP in its Clydeside heartland two years ago.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:47

The US military has moved an aircraft carrier strike group into the region, docked a powerful nuclear submarine in South Korea and staged large military drills with South Korea and Japan. "I just don't want people to know what my thinking is". Washington is hopeful the Chinese can help. Francis was asked as he travelled back to Rome from Egypt about North Korean ballistic missile tests and United States warnings of "catastrophic" consequences if the world fails to stop them.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:43

The government is keen to keep the country's coveted AAA credit rating and has been wary of an overheating property market fueled by interest rates slashed to record lows to boost growth as the economy shifts from a dependence on mining-driven expansion.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:39

This is stated in the EBRD's annual report . - In the light of these problems, we forecast that the economy of Belarus will decrease by 0.5% in 2017 and will return to the growth of 1% in 2018, the survey says. " That is a final and binding resolution ". The bank sees Turkish growth declining from 2.9 per cent previous year to only 2.6 per cent in 2017, as a result of increased capital outflows and a weaker investment outlook because of political uncertainty as president Recep Tayyip ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:24

And it's just part of what's going to make Baywatch a surprise hit when it opens later this month. The official red band trailer - that's the explicit one - has been released, and as well as featuring a severed leg and a plenty of talk about balls, it also includes a brief kiss between the two stars.

by | May 12, 2017 | 05:52

According to the UN Secretariat, Israel is expected to pay $11.7 million this year, or 0.43 percent of the regular budget. "This considerable sum, nearly NIS 40 million, will be transferred to the Foreign Ministry, which is doing exceptional work", he said at the time.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:46

His plan to also give up as OVP leader raised the pressure on Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, 30, to take over as head of the party, as many expect him to do before the next election. Mitterlehner, the fourth leader of the Austrian People's Party since it lost the chancellery in 2007, criticized the behavior of some party members.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:24

Yates , a career prosecutor until Barack Obama tapped her to be the No. 2 at the Justice Department, recalled the questions the White House counsel had about Flynn: Why did DOJ care? He built a close relationship a year ago with then-candidate Trump and became a frequent Trump campaign surrogate before assuming a brief tenure as national security advisor.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:30

Mattis said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is helping provide a deterrent against potential Russian aggression in eastern Europe. Mattis commended Lithuania for its commitment to raise defense spending above 2 percent of gross domestic product by next year.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:06

Relations between the civilian government and military have often been strained in Pakistan, where several prime ministers, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif himself during a previous administration in 1999, have been ousted in coups. He further added that a final notification would be issued by his ministry and would be in line with what he called the "black and white" recommendations made by the inquiry committee.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:15

The court had directed the senior official to bring with him today all documents relating to the case, including sanction to prosecute, if given by the state government. On the night of January 26, 2007, a group of men had allegedly molested women who were part of a musical troupe, and had then joined a passing Moharram procession.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:51

An Islamic State member waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 2014. White House press secretary Sean Spicer could not say Monday if Erdogan had been notified of the decision ahead of the Pentagon announcement. He noted that the U.S. government's National Counter- Terrorism Center previously labeled the YPG as the PKK's Syrian affiliate, but scrapped that description once the United States began working with them in late-2014.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:04

Sunday , the high will be near 81 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said. Tuesday's high in Madison was 58 at 5:48 p.m., 8 degrees below the normal high and 34 degrees below the record high of 92 for May 9, set in 1952. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Low 39F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 miles per hour. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

by | May 12, 2017 | 05:52

Comey was a rogue operator who could not be trusted as the FBI investigated Russian ties to Mr. Trump's campaign", The Times reported. The White House rejected the idea. She said Trump became concerned about Comey's efforts to work outside the Justice Department's chain of command during the Clinton investigation, citing congressional testimony from last week that provided more details of his actions a year ago.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:06

City failed to win the two Premier League games without him and the Spaniard showed what they have been missing without another outstanding performance before being substituted in the 68th minute. I'm sure we can drive them on to perform at that level more and more. The most hard thing in all the sports is to do it, in the last moment. "It doesn't matter what system you play, if you make mistakes like we did today, systems mean nothing".

by | May 12, 2017 | 05:28

Two presidents - Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton - have been impeached by the House of Representatives, but were acquitted by the Senate. May 9, 2017, the day President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, may go down in history the way October 20, 1973, has.