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by | May 15, 2017 | 01:43

As fans, we hope for good games. So did Mike D'Antoni, in a terrific comeback effort to the National Basketball Association, that ended in yet another playoff disappointment when facing Gregg Popovich. The Spurs were up by 19 by halftime, and didn't let up to reach the Western Conference finals for the first time since winning the title in 2014. "Especially the way we were resilient all year long, fought through adversity".

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:45

Alexander Lavrentyev spoke a day after he and officials from Turkey and Iran agreed to establish the zones, in the latest attempt to reduce violence in the Arab country. "The coalition will continue to target ISIS wherever they operate to ensure they have no sanctuary", said Pentagon spokesman Marine Maj. Shortly after going into effect, clashes erupted between Syrian government allied forces and rebels in the Hamas countryside.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:41

The White House said in a statement that North Korea has been "a flagrant menace for far too long", and that South Korea and Japan have been watching the situation closely with the United States. She says more analysis was needed. "Even if dialogue is possible, (we) should show (to North Korea) that it's possible only in case of North Korea changing its attitude", Moon said, presiding over a session of the National Security Council.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:51

The " Belt and Road " is Xi's signature foreign policy initiative. "The glory of the ancient Silk Roads shows that geographical distance is not insurmountable", Xi told the guests at the National Convention Centre in Beijing . China past year agreed to consider building a railway into Nepal and to start a feasibility study for a free trade agreement with impoverished, landlocked Nepal, which has been trying to lessen its dependence on its other big neighbour India.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:36

Cybersecurity firm Avast said it had identified more than 75,000 ransomware attacks in 99 countries on Friday, making it one of the broadest and most damaging cyberattacks in history. But the patches won't do any good for machines that have already been hit. "Most folks that have paid up appear to have paid the initial $300 in the first few hours".

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:51

The lawyers also noted that Trump very likely has received undisclosed payments from Russians for hotel rooms, rounds of golf and Trump-licensed products, such as wine, ties and mattresses. Asked if there could be other business ties between Trump and Russian partners, Sheri Dillon told ABC News that "the letter speaks for itself". Daniel Shaviro, a tax law expert at New York University, said that without additional information on Trump's tax returns and income, the letter from the ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:15

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti , center, and Los Angeles 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman walk off the court after a news conference at Staples Center , Friday, May 12, 2017, in Los Angeles . The IOC has four vice presidents looking into the prospect of awarding the 2024 and 2028 Games at the same time in September. "With financial and political stability and support, we are ready right now", Hidalgo said.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:05

The bipartisan commission being established on Thursday would not be limited to investigating Trump's election fraud claims but would look at issues that had been raised over many years. The White House is attempting to bury this Commission at a time when the nation and Congress are consumed with this administration's own Russian Federation scandal.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:20

A strong Green showing may also have hurt the Liberals in Metro Vancouver swing ridings in Burnaby and the Tri Cities. The election results came from 1,092 schools representing all 87 electoral districts in the province. politics". "Now is not the time for those discussions". The timing of that potential drama remains uncertain; the legislature is not now scheduled to sit again until October, and MLAs can't test their confidence in the government until they sit.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:56

His tough rhetoric toward China fueled fears earlier of a possible trade war. "We will once again have access to the enormous Chinese market, with a strong and growing middle class, which had been closed to our ranchers for a long, long time", Perdue said .

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:24

The apex bank released the report entitled "State Finances: A Study of Budgets of 2016-17", an annual publication that provides information, analysis and an assessment of the finances of state governments. The logistical costs are expected to go down this enabling the SMEs to expand their operations in different states without fearing additional tax burdens.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:47

President Xi Jinping will host leaders from 29 nations in Beijing for a two-day forum on his signature foreign policy programme, a revival of the Silk Road dubbed the One Belt, One Road Initiative. Sharif, who heaped praises on the project, said the CPEC was open to all the regional countries. "We should foster a new type of global relations featuring win-win cooperation; and we should forge partnerships of dialogue with no confrontation and of friendship rather than alliance", he said, ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:51

Elias Wadih Sanbar, the Palestinian ambassador to UNESCO, saw the resolution as part of efforts to "stop giving a kind of blank check to an occupier that is acting with total illegality and impunity". The resolution was held on Israel's 69th Independence Day, as the country was preparing to celebrate 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem and the start of its military control over the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem .

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:22

President Xi also emphasized that his government would encourage financial institutions to expand their overseas yuan fund businesses to the tune of 300 billion yuan ($45 billion) for the project. China is expected to sign trade agreements with 30 countries during the forum, and gradually expand it to cover 60 countries that are connected to the Belt and Road plan, he said.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:13

But with the date of announcing the budget near to the second phase of polls, the Opposition has been demanding that the second phase of the polls to be preponed to ensure a fair & free election. Local representatives were last elected in 1997 and their five-year terms expired at the height of the brutal Maoist insurgency. Although major Madhesi group - the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal - has chose to boycott the first phase of polls, two other Madhesi parties - Federal Socialist Party and ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:43

The Senate Intelligence Committee said it made the formal demand after Flynn rejected its request two weeks ago for information on his contacts with Russian officials and businessmen. The FBI interviewed Flynn about the December calls with Kislyak and determined that he wasn't intentionally trying to be deceptive about the nature of what was discussed, according to USA officials briefed on the investigation.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:11

The missile was sacked from the region of Kusong, northwest of Pyongyang, where the North in February successfully test-launched an intermediate-range missile that it is believed to be developing. He pointed to worsening relations between Beijing and Pyongyang as the US has increased pressure on China to act to reign in North Korea's nuclear program.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:17

Referring to North Korea's latest ballistic missile test, conducted on Sunday, Gentiloni said in Beijing that "you must not consider these things as local bizarreness or strangeness". According to analysis by the Japan Defense Ministry , the missile flew at an extremely steep trajectory, reaching a altitude of about 1,240 miles - about five times higher than the altitude of the International Space Station - and landed about 430 miles from the western coastline of North Korea.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:13

Speculation surrounds a half-dozen names, some fairly well-known, others less so, but the fact that one in particular hasn't leaked from the president-elect's inner circle suggests either that Macron still hasn't made up his mind or that his entourage is particularly disciplined and loyal.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:38

China is the top export market for United States agriculture products, with the total value of exports rising by more than 1,100% since 2000 to US$21.41 billion in 2016, so beef sales are potentially lucrative for United States exporters.

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:29

The move isn't likely to take place until after the All-Star Game. In his last 16 games, Tebow is hitting 327 with four doubles, a triple, six walks and 16 strikeouts. A promotion could mean a Tebow jump to High-A St. Lucie (Florida) in all likelihood, with the converted National Football League player likely not being ready for a call-up to Double-A Binghamton.

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:41

A liberal leader in South Korea seeks warmer ties with North Korea, clashing with the Republican in the White House intent on snuffing out the North's nuclear weapons program. Critics say the North used the Sunshine Policy to take advantage of Seoul's generosity. Moon said he hopes to meet Xi at an early date and Xi formally invited Moon to visit Beijing, it said.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:16

Tillerson spoke Thursday in Fairbanks, Alaska, at a meeting of the Arctic Council, made up of the eight Arctic nations and indigenous groups. "In the United States, we are now reviewing several important policies, including how the Trump administration will approach the issue of climate change", Tillerson told heads of states from Arctic governments and tribal councils.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:13

Members of the American media were barred from President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian Foreign Minster Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday afternoon, which meant the only photos of the meeting came from the Russian government . Lavrov also described a just-business tone at the meeting. Earlier Wednesday, the Kremlin expressed the hope that the firing of Comey would not affect Moscow's ties with Washington and said it did not believe his dismissal was related to Russian Federation, ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:07

Duterte said China's recent actions in the South China Sea, which have overshadowed recent Asean summits, were not discussed at the leaders' meeting on Saturday, describing any talks on the issue as "useless". "Since previous year, with the joint efforts of China and ASEAN countries including the Philippines, temperatures in the South China Sea situation have gone down and things have eased up".

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:05

The U.N. envoy told ABC's "This Week", that the missile test appeared to be meant to send a message to South Korea and said North Korea's missile program was "getting kind of close to home" for Russian Federation. Putin is in Beijing for a conference on a plan for a new Silk Road. Delegations from the United States, South Korea and North Korea are also there.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:36

Security Council resolutions and a "serious challenge" to worldwide peace and security. Moon called an emergency national security meeting Sunday, but he didn't immediately make any statement on the launch. "Russia has until now shown no signs of wanting to get on board with tougher sanctions", Graham said. "The flight altitudes of ICBMs are usually between 1,000 and 1,500 km, but this missile reached a maximum altitude of 2,000 km, meaning it could travel 6,000 to 7,000 km", the missile ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:34

Leeds Bradford Airport said: 'Leeds Bradford Airport is now closed after a suspicious package was reported. West Yorkshire Police said all passengers have been evacuated safely and the package is now being examined. "Tea and coffee now being offered". He added: "A lot of people being diverted to other airports thought. Sat on Dublin runway being told we can't fly".

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:07

In several responses, Spicer painted Yates, also fired by Trump, as an enemy of the president who was made deputy attorney general by Barack Obama. Vice President Pence had initially said that Flynn and the ambassador did not discuss US sanctions against Russian Federation, which turned out not to be true.

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:33

Liberal Leader Christy Clark claimed that she had won and that, as the party with the most seats - Liberals lead in 43 out of 87 ridings, one shy of a majority - she meant to govern. But Clark was somewhat contrite, acknowledging that her party had seen both its seat count and popular vote diminished, and that she may have to court the Greens' support.

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:57

Hasib was appointed the head past year after his predecessor Hafiz Saeed died in a United States drone strike. The Syrian-based terrorist group refers to its extremist operations in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan as Islamic State Khorasan Province, or ISK-P, while the us military often refers to it as ISIS-K.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:54

Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill on May 8. "I feel as though that's under assault and is eroding", Clapper said, adding that congressional Republicans should publicly condemn the president's recent activities.

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:24

One former classmate in the U.S., David Lee, said Kim Hak-song was known to send food to North Korea out of concern for the starving people. He added: 'We are developing our nuclear strength to respond to that kind of attack by the US. When asked if there was any possibility of the Kim Jong-un regime engaging in peace talks with its adversaries, Choe replied that they have learnt from USA military interventions elsewhere in the world that only the weak nations are suppressed and thus, they ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:56

Macron will officially take power on Sunday following an inauguration ceremony with his pred. Around 1,500 policemen were deployed near the presidential palace and the Champs Elysees avenue. During his inauguration speech, Macron said, "we will take all our responsibilities to provide, every time it's needed, a relevant response to big contemporary crises".

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:37

Ahmad al-Masalmeh, who is based in the southern province of Daraa that borders Jordan, said there were six breaches in the province when government forces shelled opposition-held areas. " We'll look at the proposal, see if it can work ", said Mattis, who will attend a meeting of the anti-ISIS coalition in Copenhagen , and also travel to Lithuania and to a conference in London this week.