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by | May 14, 2017 | 08:33

At those same meetings at IOC headquarters the IOC evaluation commission will brief the IOC on Los Angeles and Paris' bids for the 2024 Games. The IOC officials wrapped up four days of evaluating Los Angele. Says AP: "But anyone familiar with the airport knows it inflicts daily misery on travelers, including knotted traffic in and out of terminals. We have virtual-reality so they can see what the build out of the track and field would look like in the new Coliseum in addition to the ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:49

Britain was not alone in being subject to this so-called ransomware attack in which those perpetrating it demanded a ransom of $300 (£233), payable in bitcoin, for releasing the files on each computer. Researchers at the Avast Protection Programmaker said they noticed 75,000 cases in 99 countries, with Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan being the top targets of the attack.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:49

The bill also states that the right to self-determination in Israel "is unique to the Jewish people", despite the country's sizeable non-Jewish minority. Abbas said he briefed his German counterpart "on all that are doing to bring freedom and independence to our Palestinian people, particularly our meeting last week with President Trump, who answered our invitation and whom we look forward to meeting in Bethlehem".

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:04

Controversially, the bill would demote Arabic from an official language to one with special status, thought government services would still have to be available in the language. Defining Israel as the "national home of the Jewish people" has also raised concerns among rights activists and others anxious over discrimination and attempts to further mix religion and state.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:04

Italy's Minister of Economy and Finance Pier Carlo Padoan said there was agreement that trade is a "fundamentally positive situation we want to maintain and cultivate going forward". European G7 officials complain that no-one knows what the United States understands by "fair trade" and that the only way to establish fairness was by sticking to the rules of the World Trade Organization - a multilateral framework.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:28

Thanks to this supposedly high bar, Trump suggested it might be worthwhile to call off all future White House press briefings and instead hand out written responses to make sure they are accurate. In the United States, the episode has brought comparisons with the dismissal of top justice department officials by former President Richard M. Nixon in October 1973 in order to scuttle the processes that eventually blew up as the Watergate scandal, which led to moves to impeach Mr Nixon and his ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:36

Mishra had on Sunday claimed that he saw Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain hand over Rs 2 crore to Kejriwal, a charge denied by the party. Earlier on Saturday, shortly after being removed from the Delhi Cabinet, Mishra said he may have been axed for saying he would submit the names of those people involved in the tanker scam to the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB).

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:52

Russian news agency TASS posted the photo - taken a day after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey - showing the Trump and Sergei Lavrov shaking hands during the meeting that was closed to reporters. In response to a former national security adviser's Twitter question on whether the decision to allow a Russian government photographer to be the only one to cover the event was sound, a former deputy Central Intelligence Agency director, David S.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:59

The North's state-run propaganda Web site Uriminzokkiri claimed that North Korea policies that are hostile to fellow countrymen and intensify confrontation should be fundamentally eliminated. Xi expressed hope that the country's new government would respect China's serious concerns and further the development of bilateral relations by way of concrete action - a veiled request to rethink hosting THAAD.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:30

US special envoy Jason Greenblatt, who recently toured the Middle East, is expected to update Israeli Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud) about the Abbas-Trump meeting on Thursday in Brussels, Israel's Channel 2 reported.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:34

The co-authors say the Paris Agreement strengthens competitiveness by ensuring a more balanced global climate effort and will reduce future climate impacts, including damage to business facilities and operations, declining agricultural productivity and water supplies and disruption of global supply chains.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:40

In another mouthwatering group, old enemies England and France were drawn alongside Argentina in a tough Pool C. The All Blacks assistant says having South Africa in Pool B with them will give them a good challenge to prepare for the later stages of the competition.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:19

South Korea's new president Moon Jae-In, who took office this week, favours engagement with Pyongyang to bring it to the negotiating table, unlike his conservative predecessors. Kim Jong-il, the father of North Korea's current leader, Kim Jong-un, suspended the committee in 1998. "We'll have dialogue if the conditions are there", said Choe Son Hui, North Korea's foreign ministry director general for U.S.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:35

On the same day that former director of national intelligence James Clapper said he's not sure whether or not Russian Federation colluded with President Donald Trump's campaign, the White House pushed back on the statement. intelligence as part of its broader, ongoing counter-intelligence investigation. Let me just close by asking you - my colleague Senator Franken made reference to warnings given to the, um, given by President Obama to then-President-elect Trump about hiring Michael ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:42

The AAPs attempt to whip up the issue comes at a time when it is in the eye of a political storm after its sacked minister Kapil Mishras allegations of corruption against Kejriwal and minister Satyendar Jain. Earlier, the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the AAP suspended Mishra from the party's primary membership. He also alleged that he has been getting life threats.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:27

The AAP and Congress had demanded polling through ballot papers for last month's Delhi MCD polls but the the Delhi State Election Commission said EVMs were "completely safe". The party has blamed "EVM tampering" for its recent electoral losses. Bhardwaj claimed that in his capacity as an engineer, he had extensively worked in this area and was aware of how the machines can be fiddled with.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:54

AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj, who is an engineer, was assigned the task to gather proof against electronic voting machine (EVM) tampering. Conducting a mock poll on an EVM machine, AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj demonstrated how despite giving two votes each to various parties; the final count showed that votes of some parties had been transferred to one party.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:05

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, center, meets with Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome, right, and Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson, left, ahead of the Somalia Conference at No 10 Downing St. Aid agencies have expressed concern that the military moves could endanger the hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the drought. The AU force will begin withdrawing in 2018, and the head of the U.S.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:22

The students can check their SSC results at official website once it's declared. Download or take a print out of PSEB results. Visit the official website or the direct link provided below. The Punjab School Education Board is making all arrangements to release the results on time without any delay. In 1987, the Vidhan Sabha amended the Board's Act to grant it autonomy.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:45

Following the vote, it will be combined with a Justice Ministry version of the bill. Analysts say it could help Netanyahu shore up relations with far-right members of his government and underpin his campaign to press Palestinians to recognise Israel as the "nation-state" of the Jewish people.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:02

Donald Trump has said he could nominate a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace James Comey as early as next week. Trump himself has said that the press shouldn't take anything he puts quotations around so literally. He insisted that Comey was sacked because the "FBI has been in turmoil". The reports of Sean Spicer's demise have been greatly exaggerated, the White House said on Thursday.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:55

On Monday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, heard arguments over President Trump's blocked immigration executive order, which temporarily banned people from multiple Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:19

Mr Moon is making a gesture to mend ties with China, but it does not necessarily mean he will revoke the missile system, said observers. According to Zhao, China's understanding on how to deal with North Korea is very much in line with the new South Korean president.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:11

The communications staff charged with explaining the decision to the American people had an hour's notice. The White House also shifted its stance on whether Comey's termination had anything to do with the Russian Federation investigation, at first saying it was not linked.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:31

They should base bilateral ties on mutual respect and equality to make sure that China-Poland relations continue healthy and stable development, he said. The Belt and Road initiative should not just be a "China solution" for the world, a Chinese think tank said on Wednesday. "We feel in contacts between countries, we need to talk about studying benefits, studying mutual profit".

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:53

Indeed, while the Hamas addendum does claim to recognize the 1967 border, it also states that it does not recognize "the legitimacy of the Zionist entity". Haniyeh's selection marks the final phase of the secretive Hamas elections. "Electing Haniya and holding the well-organised internal elections on time were made in spite of the situation that Hamas is passing through", Xinhua quoted al-Qanoua as saying.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:43

Further, the court added that leniency can't be granted to these convicts in any way because what they did was completely against humanity. The court referred to the dying declaration of the young woman and said the " brutal and demonic " crime had been proved beyond doubt.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:47

Stangarone also added that whatever global plans Moon has, the economic situation in South Korea and the fact that he was elected following an impeachment mean that domestic issues will constrain what he wants to do. VG: I think the staunch alliance between the USA and the Republic of Korea is expected to stay, but that doesn't mean the deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system in ROK by the USA is the right decision.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:36

And he also recorded the statement of sacked minister Kapil Mishra into allegation that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had influenced the probe into a Rs 400 crore tanker scam. Hitting out at AAP leaders for terming Mishra 'BJP's agent', she wondered why CM Kejriwal is "silent' on the issue". But BJP's Bharadwaj met reporters to prove it was not him.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:42

Le Pen delivered a speech to her supporters shortly after the release of the projections, conceding her defeat in the election and saying that "France has chosen continuity". All 577 seats in France's National Assembly will be up for grabs. During his campaign Macron promised to remake a political system that he says is failed and vacuous and with a plan to energise the economy, and reform the European Union.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:00

The meeting chaired by Singh will discuss security related issues and development aspects in separate sessions during the meeting, which comes a fortnight after 25 CRPF personnel were killed by naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma . "The ministry felt that having this strategic office, headed by an ADG-rank officer, in far-off Kolkata was not serving the goal of strategising quick, intelligence-based and coordinated offensives against Naxalites in the area where they are posing the biggest threat ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:19

Preliminary results in Courtenay-Comox put the NDP's Ronna-Rae Leonard ahead of the Liberals' Jim Benninger by just nine votes. Two of the requests were filed for Vancouver False Creek, a riding not decided until late on election night. Election Act , recount requests must be made by candidates within three days of the general voting day. The B.C. Election Act lays out specific timelines for the counting of absentee ballots, which won't happen until between May 22 and 24.

by | May 14, 2017 | 06:36

Less than a month after appointing him, President Donald Trump fired Flynn for misleading Vice President Mike Pence and senior administration officials regarding the nature of his interactions with Russia's ambassador to the USA, according to the White House.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:04

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Testimony from former hostages in the brutal conflict has revealed that Boko Haram forced many women and young girls into marriage, and that rape and sexual violence were commonplace.

by | May 14, 2017 | 06:27

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received on Saturday an invitation from his Saudi counterpart King Salman Ben Abdul Aziz to attend the upcoming Arab Islamic American summit in Riyadh on 21 May, which will be attended by USA president Donald Trump, state news agency MENA reported Saturday.