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by | May 16, 2017 | 16:53

After four months in office, President Trump has become distrustful of some of his White House staff, heavily reliant on a handful of family members and longtime aides, and furious that the White House's attempts to quell the firestorm over the FBI and congressional Russian Federation investigations only seem to add more fuel, according to White House officials.

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:38

Leonard's left ankle kept him out of the Spurs series-clinching win over the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of the quarterfinals. "Lead with your foot close-out is not appropriate". Game 1 of the Spurs versus Warriors series was not the first time that Zaza Pachulia went after Kawhi Leonard . Two Durant 3-pointers and a dunk trimmed the Spurs' lead to 96-93.

by | May 16, 2017 | 18:00

Macron, who trounced far-right leader Marine Le Pen in an election fought on globalisation, urged a " historic reconstruction " of Europe to battle the populism sweeping the continent and widespread disillusionment with the EU. As well as the political coup of poaching Mr Philippe from the right, Mr Macron is also siphoning off support from politicians on the left. Some could be replaced after next month's parliamentary election, depending on how many seats Macron's fledgling Republique En ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 17:18

The Post's Greg Miller, who co-wrote the breaking story, said " the White House is playing word games " immediately following the conference, and that McMaster twisted what he reported. "Actions trump jeopardized cooperation with an ally that has access to the internal activities of ISIS". Former director of national intelligence James Clapper told NBC News' Andrea Mitchell that he was with Comey during the day on the 27th, at an Federal Bureau of Investigation farewell for Clapper.

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:48

The Narmada river conservation awareness campaign was launched on December 11, 2016 and will conclude today after covering a distance of 3,344 km and passing through over 1,100 villages and towns. It's now time to rejuvenate the Narmada. "If we fail in our duty of protecting rivers, it will spell doom for the mankind". The Prime Minister said that the Narmada Seva Yatra of almost 150 days, is extraordinary, even by global standards.

by | May 16, 2017 | 17:16

During the encounter with May, Cathy described how she had lost her carer and how others with disabilities had suffered as the Disability Living Allowance was replaced by the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP). "Not have PIPs and get nothing". "We're going to do a number of things", May mumbled in Abingdon, offering the standard line to Cathy that - despite all the evidence to the contrary - the Conservatives are actually focusing help on the disabled people "who are most in need".

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:53

The Vancouver Park Board voted to officially ends imports and displays of new cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium by a vote of 6-1 on Monday night. The Vancouver Aquarium did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the board's decision, but did send out a tweet thanking supporters for coming to the meeting.

by | May 16, 2017 | 17:09

A small private jet crashed in Carlstadt, N.J. Monday afternoon, according to authorities. There were no reports of injuries on the ground or anyone missing by early evening, local officials said at a news conference. The airport is located 15 miles northeast of Newark, NJ and the crash happened about 3:30 p.m. ET Monday. But no inbound flights are being allowed to land at Teterboro Airport, just outside New York City.

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:29

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, was open to all countries in the region and categorically said the project "must not be politicized." .

by | May 16, 2017 | 17:12

The leaders of a nationwide military mutiny in Ivory Coast have accepted a government proposal on bonus payments and agreed to return to barracks, ending their revolt, two spokesmen for the soldiers told Reuters on Tuesday. "We heard some gunfire at 6.30 in the morning, but it has stopped now", said Mr Felix Anoble, a lawmaker for the western port city of San Pedro. A spokesman for the mutiny denied that any clashes occurred in Bouake and said the renegade soldiers were firing in the air to ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 17:31

Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now under assault and "eroding". Associates of fired FBI Director James Comey believe that the former director's first comments on his termination would likely come in an open session before Congress, ABC News has learned.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:30

Mishra has filed complaints with the CBI and the Anti Corruption Bureau alleging that he saw Kejriwal taking a bribe of ₹2 crore from his colleague Satyendra Jain. He said there were also discrepancies in the money received by AAP and the amount it declared before the Election Commission. The Congress leader also targeted the BJP-led government at the Centre and wondered why was it not prosecuting Kejriwal and why an FIR under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act was not lodged against the ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:58

Former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has lauded the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as a "game-changer for the world". President Xi also pledged additional 14.5 billion Dollars to the Silk Road Fund set up in 2014 to finance infrastructural projects for countries along the belt and road.

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:25

The Russian leader isn't shy about displaying himself as a macho renaissance man, also participating in judo, ice hockey and horseback riding ― the latter sometimes shirtless. In 2010, he took the stage at a charity concert with a jazz band to play and sing " Blueberry Hills ". The date for the much-anticipated meeting between Trump and Putin has not been set but it's likely that they would meet at the G-20 summit in July in Germany.

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:37

Moscow, along with Iran, is the Assad regime's main foreign backer and Washington believes Russian pressure is the only thing that will compel its ally to negotiate a peace deal. Austin Tice, who served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps, was abducted in August 2012 in Darayya, a suburb of Damascus, three months after he entered the country, according to the US government.

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:59

Naples-born McCullough dazzled judges Julianne Hough, Ashley Graham and Terrence Jenkins - and piqued social media interest - with her answers in the Q&A portion of the competition, which covered healthcare, social media, women's rights and issues facing teenagers.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:21

Mr Morrison described the 0.06 per cent levy as "modest" as he confirmed the impost would be permanent, and not just a temporary budget fix measure. NAB chief Andrew Thorburn said the tax "cannot be absorbed". The treasurer also queried whether the banks would lower mortgage rates if the government was successful in garnering them a company tax cut as planned.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:32

Meanwhile, Mishra this morning tweeted that the Delhi CM should have thought once before betraying the nation. The AAP has dismissed his charges as a "conspiracy" by the BJP and accused the latter of shooting from the sacked minister's shoulder.

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:02

The Britain-based war monitoring group said there were no initial reports of casualties. A senior military source in Damascus said the army had noted breaches but was waiting for the zones to be fully delineated. " This question is closed", said Alexander Lavrentyev, Russia's representative at Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan. A memorandum signed by Russia, Iran and Turkey this week is the latest in a string of cease-fire proposals over the six years of conflict in Syria.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:56

Since it broke out in March 2011, Syria's conflict has killed more than 320,000 people, displaced millions and ravaged the country's economy and infrastructure. "The key to success in this process is a transition to a free Syria, with no role for Bashar al-Assad or for terrorism", Hariri told reporters in Geneva .

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:18

Tom Bossert, a homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, said "criminals" were responsible, not the USA government. Bossert said the ransomware attack , known as WannaCry or WannaCript, has infected more than 300,000 machines in about 150 countries but the good news is "the infection rates have slowed over the weekend".

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:04

The AP reported that the State Department said it believes that approximately 50 detainees a day are executed at the Saydnaya military prison outside Damascus. He did not say what measures the United States might take if Russian Federation does not change its stance. Cremating the bodies represents "an effort to cover up the extent of the mass murders", Jones said.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:14

Minutes earlier, Trump issued his thinly veiled threat to Comey , an extraordinary development in the ongoing feud between the President and the agencies investigating alleged ties between his campaign and Russian Federation. Welker asked why Trump is still "leaning on" Clapper's statements as a defense. At a congressional hearing in March, Comey refused to answer a question from Rep.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:00

Putin said he had discussed this issue with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who voiced his concern on this theme. "For all the problematic ways Trump's image presents itself in Muslim world, that's what Erdogan wants". But Turkey considers the YPG terrorists due to their links to the Kurdistan Workers' Party that has been waging a three-decade insurgency inside of Turkey.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:59

Attributing new revelations about the "the depths to which the Syrian regime has gone with the continuing support of its allies, Russian Federation and Iran", to newly declassified reporting, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones said that the regime had installed a crematorium at a notorious prison north of Damascus to dispose of the bodies of prisoners killed there, in a briefing to reporters Monday.

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:32

Now we have to set out if we are in an independence referendum, and we are not in it right now, the process for regaining or retaining depending on where we are in the Brexit process, European Union membership. Previous year the Scottish Conservatives fought the Holyrood election on a pledge to bring back the charges in Scotland, which they said had cost the NHS £60 million.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:42

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said on Sunday that until Mr Kim met the US conditions, "we're not sitting down with him". Both are in defiance of United Nations sanctions. The Hwasong-12 missile launched from the area of Kuson, northwestern Phyongan-bukto (North Pyongan) province covered a distance of 787 km, reaching an altitude of 2,111 km as reported by DPRK media reports and landing near the coast of Japan.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:03

Armin Laschet (C), Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader in North Rhine-Westphalia, celebrates their victory in Dusseldorf, Germany , on May 14, 2017. However, with a win for mainstream candidate Mark Rutte in Holland's election earlier this year, and the victory of Emmanuel Macron over Marine Le Pen in France last week, Germany's incumbent could be well positioned for a ride through to her fourth term.

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:11

The White House distanced itself from the alleged comments, saying in statements to USA media that they did not reflect the views of the adminstration. Speaking of Trump , he said: "His love for and commitment to the state of Israel is rock solid and it enjoys his highest priority". The former bankruptcy lawyer has expressed scepticism over the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the basis of years of U.S.

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:07

Before the grand final, Bulgaria won two journalist awards - for best special effect and best stage performance. "Love For Both" - struck an intimate chord with the audience. In response, Russia's state-owned Channel 1 television refused to broadcast the contest, replacing Saturday's final with a screening of the film "Alien".

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:50

Goldman's Jeff Currie says talk that OPEC could start defending its market share again to squeeze USA producers is the wrong way to look at the situation: "Shale and OPEC are taking on the worldwide oil [producers] that are sitting at the top [of the cost curve]".

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:30

Under the leadership of third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un, North Korea has been speeding up its pursuit of a decades-long goal of developing nuclear-armed missiles capable of reaching the US mainland. The exact date and agenda will be decided through further discussions, Yoon said. South Korean media say the nation's new president will visit the White House late next month amid worries over North Korea's escalating progress in its nuclear and missile arsenal.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:47

He also described the Battle of Puebla - the Mexican victory over the French which the holiday celebrates - as "a day defined by courage and sacrifice in the defense of freedom". Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico commemorating the Battle of Puebla. For those not in the mood for traditional fare this Cinco, but still looking for bold flavor and spice to celebrate the day, check out Schlotzsky's Fiesta Chicken Meal Deal to satisfy any Cinco craving.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:51

The policy announcement comes after Labour's leaked manifesto pledges were found to be hugely popular with the public. The measures include ensuring listed companies either create stakeholder advisory panels, designate an existing non-executive director as employee representative or directly appoint a worker representative to the board.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:35

On Friday morning, reports surfaced that the WannaCrypt software was quickly spreading globally, stopping people from using their computers unless they pay £230 in Bitcoin. Mr Corbyn said Labour would deliver an additional £7.4 billion a year for the NHS over the course of the next five-year parliament, including a total of £10 billion in capital funding to modernise buildings and IT systems.