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by | May 20, 2017 | 18:22

Australia's five largest banks face a new tax on their borrowings from July, due to raise A$6.2 billion over four years. The government plans to clamp down on the hiring of foreign workers and to impose hefty taxes and charges on overseas investors in property that will collect an extra A$600 million over the next four years.

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:42

Riyadh on Saturday will be the first stop on Trump's first foreign trip since taking office in January. According to official Saudi news agency, the missile targeted an unpopulated area in south of capital Riyadh causing no casualties. Houthi-run al-Masirah television said on its Twitter account that rebel "rocket forces launched a Volcano-2 ballistic missile on the capital of Saudi Arabia".

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:53

In a pair of morning tweets and at a later news conference, the Republican president described calls by some on the left for his impeachment as "ridiculous" and said he had done nothing to warrant criminal charges. President Donald Trump's own actions made the appointment of a special counsel all but inevitable. But Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said that the appointment of the special counsel will severely limit the capabilities of the ongoing Congressional investigations.

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:12

While Colombia's peace agreement did not take top billing at the White House Thursday, approval of the treaty has come in the form of aid. But here's how the president reacted when he was asked about that this afternoon. Democrats and Trump's fellow Republicans widely praised Mueller's appointment. He said he hoped that the investigation would wrap up quickly. While Trump can propose programs, Congress ultimately controls spending and rarely approves White House budget plans as proposed.

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:07

Three others were also found. The welcome ceremony of the girls with the president came shortly before the 74-year-old leader left for the United Kingdom for a medical consultation amid concerns over his health. The president was expected to meet with the schoolgirls at 2am on Monday [NZ Time]. That mass abduction turned the insurgent group, operating mostly in the country's northeast, into a household name across much of the world.

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:11

Spicer was pressed further: "As I mentioned, the president has nothing further to add on that". In an interview with Jeanine Pirro on Fox News, Trump declined to comment on whether he has listening devices in the White House. Associates of the former FBI director, who remained out of sight Friday at his suburban Virginia home, said they believed any tapes would validate Comey's side of the story.Meanwhile, the Senate's No.

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:39

Ambassador Kim In Ryong told reporters on Friday. " The rolling back of the hostile policy towards DPRK is the prerequisite for solving all the problems in the Korean Peninsula ", he said. On Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said countries have to pick whether they are for or against the isolated country, warning that those siding with the North would also be subject to sanctions.

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:25

Speaking during a trip to Mali, where some 4,000 French soldiers are deployed, Macron said France would work in close cooperation with Germany, but called on other European Union states to support military and development efforts in the region.

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:08

In February , the target was Vice President Tareck El Aissami, whom US officials accuse of being involved in global drug trafficking. The executive order issued Thursday marked the second time the USA has sanctioned leaders of Venezuela's socialist government since Donald Trump became president this year.

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:45

The continued advances in ballistic missile development and the insistence on enhancing its nuclear weapons capabilities has made North Korea a threat to its nearest northern neighbors, China and Russian Federation, not to mention the entire world, insists one U.S.

by | May 20, 2017 | 17:08

The report also comes on the heels of a week of whirlwind developments for the White House, including reports that Mr. Trump divulged sensitive information to Russian officials and asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

by | May 20, 2017 | 17:20

While potential U.S. espionage charges loom, the British Metropolitan Police Service still has an arrest warrant dating to 2012. Mr Assange said: "Seven years of detention without charge - imprisoned under house arrest and nearly five years in this embassy without sunlight".

by | May 20, 2017 | 17:28

Some students will be protesting Pence's policies as Indiana's governor, including the 2015 religious-objections law he signed that critics maintained sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians. Mary Ellen Hegedus is an organizer with We Go High! of St. Joseph County, a grassroots citizens group committed to strengthening and promoting the "inalienable rights" of all Americans, especially marginalized groups such as immigrants.

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:42

The State Department also said that acting Deputy Secretary of State Tom Shannon spoke with Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kilic about the fighting that left at least nine injured, including a DC police officer. "We will continue to work with our partners at the United States State Department and the United States Service Service to identify and hold all subjects accountable for the involvement in the altercation", the statement said.

by | May 20, 2017 | 17:14

The Islamic Republic's first presidential election since the 2015 nuclear accord drew surprisingly large numbers of voters to polling stations, with some reporting waiting in line for hours to cast their votes. Raisi, a law professor and former prosecutor who heads an influential religious charitable foundation with vast business holdings, is seen by many as close to Khamenei.

by | May 20, 2017 | 17:16

Although the Pope has said he would "never make a judgment about a person without hearing them out", other public figures on the continent have issued sharp criticisms of Mr. Trump was greeted by King Salman of Saudi Arabia . The king did not greet Obama at the airport during his final visit to the nation a year ago. "There, I will address a historic gathering of the leaders of more than 50 Muslim nations", he said.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:59

Nicole Kushner Meyer was in Beijing and Shanghai over the weekend, seeking more than US$150 million in investment in a luxury apartment complex project in New Jersey. Some lawmakers have called for an overhaul or abolishment of the program, but it was recently renewed without changes until the end of September. "There is much harrumphing as the Kushner companies are found to be extolling the idea of investment in the United States economy as a way to gain a residence visa for America", ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:31

Pyongyang also said the South Korean government made their complaint "blindly" and that their "disgraceful behavior is ridiculous and a pity". North Korea's missile program is progressing faster than expected, South Korea's defense minister said on Tuesday, after the UN Security Council condemned the weekend launch of a new long-range missile and demanded Pyongyang halt weapons tests.

by | May 20, 2017 | 17:25

Institute for Fiscal Studies director Paul Johnson, who on Tuesday suggested Labour was too ambitious in seeking to raise an extra £48bn in tax, told BBC Radio 4's The World at One programme the Lib Dems' numbers add up - although the party itself admitted it is £14bn short and will have to borrow to make up that deficit.

by | May 20, 2017 | 17:08

The Election Commission will meet representatives of the main political parties on Friday to deliberate on the controversy surrounding the fairness of electronic voting machines (EVMs). Tehseen Poonawalla, who calls himself a Congress supporter, and Election Watch convenor VV Rao also sought answers to 21 questions from the EC, in a bid to ensure a transparent poll process.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:41

Mattis, who is now in Vilnius as part of a European tour, gave a positive assessment of the role Turkey will play in the lead up to the Raqa fight. Ankara has urged Washington to take back the decision, but the Pentagon said the move will not endanger Turkey.

by | May 20, 2017 | 17:12

He said that situation was normal in Badrinath but added that around 1000-1500 people had been affected and the Border Roads Organisation was continuously working to open the roads. Meanwhile, the pilgrims are being facilitated at Joshimath, Karnaprayag, Pipalkoti, Govindghat and Badrinath. According to him, the roads are expected to be opened for the traffic by Saturday afternoon.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:22

Be calm and check the official website frequently to get the result instantly without any tension. The board covers nearly every aspect of school education and one of them is to make necessary arrangements for smooth conduct of public examination at school level.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:25

Talking to the state-run Pakistan Television after the ruling was delivered, Zakaria said India has been "trying to hide its real face" by taking the case of Jadhav to ICJ. Security Council'. "As far as Pakistan is concerned, the court's decision today has not changed the status of Commander Jadhav's case in any manner", the statement said.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:20

Officials said that four separatist leaders - Geelani, Naeem Khan, Gazi Javed Baba and Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate - will be questioned in the coming days, Hindustan Times reported . The NIA on Thursday collected the memory devices and cameras used in the sting operation to verify the contents. "The NIA team arrived in Srinagar in the morning to probe the Hurriyat leaders funding", the NIA spokesperson Alok Mittal told Rising Kashmir over phone from New Delhi .

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:43

Mr Trump's public approval has dropped to its lowest level since his inauguration, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday (US time), after Mr Trump was accused of mishandling classified information and meddling with an FBI investigation.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:54

But Trump said later that he had already chose to let Comey go. After days of political tumult in Washington, the Justice Department announced the appointment on Thursday of a special counsel to look into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:03

While majority flee away with their devotees support, this swami of Thiruvananthapuram received his punishment by the girl he sexually assaulted for five long years. Local reports say Hariswamy had been a "family friend" for several years, after befriending the mother of the woman. The woman has told the police that he had been raping her ever since she was studying in class 12.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:23

That vote will determine whether Macron obtains an absolute majority, or has to contend with a fractious National Assembly as he seeks to carry out his program. Supporters arrive ahead of Emmanuel Macron's Electoral Evening at The Louvre event. If so, he'll be able to choose a prime minister. In her concession speech, Le Pen claimed the mantle of leader of the opposition, saying that the legislative elections were looming.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:03

He said North Korea would never abandon its "nuclear deterrence for self-defense and pre-emptive strike capability" even if the USA ratchets up sanctions and pressure "to the utmost". South Korea's President Moon Jae-In (C) and cabinet members attend an emergency meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 14, 2017.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:58

It has also been reported that Trump had told the Russians classified information about military operations involving Isis. "Trump fired Jim Comey because the most unsafe thing in the world, if you're Donald Trump, is a person who tells the truth, is dogged, you can't control", Wittes said , according to PBS.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:50

Spicer did not dispute Trump's suggestion that press briefings should be canceled, saying only, "I think he's a little dismayed" by the media coverage. "Even that is possible", Mr Trump said. Asked about his suggestion in a tweet earlier on Friday that there might be recordings of his conversations with Comey, Trump said: "That I can't talk about".

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:01

The re-entry was controlled and the vehicle did not burn up, NBC said, quoting the officials. "If this goes to a military solution, it is going to be tragic on an unbelievable scale, and so our effort is to work with the United Nations , work with China, work with Japan, work with South Korea to try to find a way out of this situation", Mattis said at a press conference.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:28

Burr said the committee wants to hear from Comey on his role in the development of the United States intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation interfered in last year's election. In one story, the Washington Post reported that a law enforcement Russia probe has identified a current adviser to the president as a "person of interest," while a New York Times story reported that the commander in chief told visiting Russian officials that the firing of "nut job" FBI Director ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:25

All Iranian presidents have won re-election since 1981 and Rouhani remains the favourite. The list included Rouhani; Jahangiri; Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf; member of Iran's Expediency Council, Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim; former deputy judiciary chief, Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi; and former vice president, Mostafa Hashemi-Taba.