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by | May 16, 2017 | 12:10

French President Emmanuel Macron has named Edouard Philippe, the 46-year-old Mayor of Le Havre , as his Prime Minister. Mr Macron has vowed to end the left-right politics which have dominated France for decades, and his start-up centrist Republic on the Move party, which is just a year old, needs to find a wide base of support for the parliamentary elections.

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:11

But Beijing's effort is the most ambitious and is backed by China's financial muscle and status as the biggest global trader. Projects already underway include Pakistan's Gwadar Port free-trade zone, a railway linking China to Laos, and a high speed rail connecting the capitals of Serbia and Hungary.

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:06

They are among almost a dozen candidates Trump is considering, a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. Among the group are the current acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, veteran Republican Senator John Cornyn, former federal prosecutor Michael Garcia, former presidential adviser Fran Townsend, Republican former congressman and FBI agent Mike Rogers, and Trey Gowdy, who led a congressional panel that probed the attacks on a United States compound in ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:03

The first was the release of 21 girls last October, which he said was created to "build confidence on both sides". Some 276 girls were abducted in April 2014 when the terrorist group raided their school compound in the night. So far, with the latest release, 163 of the girls have been reunited with their parents, leaving about 113 still in the terrorists den. Chibok schoolgirls, recently freed from Nigeria extremist captivity, are photographed in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday May 8, 2017.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:58

The SNP is claiming victory in Glasgow despite narrowly failing to take overall control of the city council as Labour was ousted from power after nearly 40 years. Labour has lost control of Glasgow for the first time in almost 40 years. Two years ago, the party won just 14 per cent of the vote north of the border, but the Scots' Tories have seen a resurgence under the leadership of Ms Davidson, whose personal profile as a working class, lesbian woman and former BBC journalist is seen as ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:56

Guterres noted, adding that the 17 Goals can guide the policies and actions under the Belt and Road towards true sustainable development. Some Western diplomats have expressed unease about the initiative, seeing it as an attempt to promote Chinese influence globally.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:53

The Liberals lost seats in Metro Vancouver and several cabinet ministers were defeated. Weaver has proven himself to be a pragmatist who has supported Liberal budgets - something Horgan criticized him over. "Let's hang tight... and get back to the party", he concluded. Both leaders are in communication with Weaver. The party is not linked to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's federal Liberal Party and is more right-leaning.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:52

The move clearly came as news to numerous soldiers, who in recent days have taken their weapons into the streets in the economic capital Abidjan , the erstwhile rebel stronghold Bouake, and cocoa production centers such as San Pedro and Daloa.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:45

He told reporters Tuesday that Oliver, a six-year-veteran of the force, "violated several departmental policies" but he couldn't specify which ones because Oliver can appeal his firing. Police were yelling for the auto to stop. He previously said police video of what happened Saturday night contradicted his department's original statement and raised questions about whether officers had acted correctly.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:46

North Korea's Ministry of State Security said Friday that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and South Korea's National Intelligence Service had "ideologically corrupted" and bribed a North Korean timber worker employed in Russian Federation to return to the country and try to kill its leader.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:34

Kathmandu: Counting of votes in Nepal's first local elections in two decades began on Monday but officials said it could take several days for all the results to be known. 73% turned out to vote amongst the 49,000 candidates running in the elections. While the youth vote is seen as key in undermining the grip of the three main political parties, the elderly were also out in force, including an 105-year-old man who cast his ballot in Gorkha, the epicentre of the devastating 2015 quake, ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:34

A source close to Macron said he would seek to convince Merkel to back his "protection agenda" for Europe which includes a "Buy European Act" and regulations to prevent strategic firms from falling into non-European hands. The priority for France must be to "loosen the jobs market, to simplify the highly complicated pensions system, to trim the civil service", it said, placing any investment from Germany secondary.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:34

The US says it needs the YPG in its battle against Daesh in Syria , a claim Ankara disputes. It was never going to be the easiest encounter, but President Donald Trump's planned meeting with Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week has gotten even more awkward.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:31

In a letter to 94 US attorneys Thursday night, Sessions called it a "core principle" that prosecutors charge and pursue "the most serious and readily provable offense". "Disproportionate fact of mandatory sentences have fallen on black people and people of color", said Allentown-based attorney David Vaida, who sides with civil rights groups that argue the new guidelines are deeply flawed and will lead to a growth in the prison population.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:28

Jeter retired after the 2014 season. "Yeah, my number isn't retired, but it's a huge honor for me to be in Monument Park", Martinez added. Jeter spent each of his 20 major league seasons with the Yankees, helping the team win five World Series titles.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:16

French President Emmanuel Macron met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday, being greeted on a red carpet outside the chancellery with military honors on a busy first full day in office that started with his naming 46-year-old lawmaker Edouard Philippe as his new prime minister.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:15

Army spokesman Dave Foster said that Manning will continue as an active but unpaid soldier, moreover, she will still receive the medical treatment and care and she will be granted permissions to visit commissioners and participate in military exchanges.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:13

In its election manifesto, due to come out this week, the Tories will set out a range of measures such as giving workers the right to request training to prepare them for the jobs of the future and new protections for workers in the gig economy, such as those working for ride hailing and food delivery platforms, the party said in a statement.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:15

The change also doesn't decrease the total funding for global health assistance, according to a State Department official. In essence, President Trump is taking the pro-life policy to a whole different level. That was roughly $600 million. The State Department could not give specifics on how numerous partners in programs such as PEPFAR, which comprises $6 billion of the affected funding, it anticipated refusing to sign on to the new terms.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:15

He said a similar deal for coal exports to China wasn't likely, given the far shipping distances. During last year's election, Trump had threatened to impose trade tariffs and label Beijing a currency manipulator, neither of which he has done.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:08

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a stern warning Sunday about the state of the USA government after President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey last week, saying he thinks U.S. Asked if Trump should still have access to sensitive intelligence if he leaks it to Russian officials, McCaskill said: "He's president of the United States".

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:03

It has attacked hundreds of thousands of computers, security experts say, from hospital systems in the United Kingdom and a telecom company in Spain to universities and large companies in Asia. Computer users worldwide - and everyone else who depends on them - should assume that the next big "ransomware" attack has already been launched, and just hasn't manifested itself yet, Ori Eisen, who founded the Trusona cybersecurity firm, told The Associated Press.

by | May 16, 2017 | 10:58

Vallum lured Willimson into a auto in Alabama, drove her to his family's home in MS, used a stun gun on her, stabbed her several times and beat her over the head with a hammer until she died, according to the Sun Herald . This is the first time in United States history that the act has been used to charge anyone for committing a crime against someone based on their gender identity.

by | May 16, 2017 | 10:52

The FBI has never had a female director. Graham said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press". Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said his panel or another committee would "absolutely" subpoena the tapes.

by | May 16, 2017 | 10:42

While acquiring WhatsApp, Facebook had claimed that the respect for the privacy of its users was "coded into its DNA". "Now they (users) fear what you will share", the bench said. There has to be other service providers also. "That is an issue". While this is something we all know these kinds of apps and sites do, India's Constitution is very clear on how and why such things represent a felony.

by | May 16, 2017 | 10:36

Circuit Court of Appeals weighing a challenge from the state of Hawaii , asked Trump's Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall whether the logic the White House was using to defend the ban could have been used to defend the 1944 Korematsu v.

by | May 16, 2017 | 10:32

The UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme (WFP) had earlier asked for 781 million dollars to support more than 1.8 million people fleeing fighting. Some 100,000 people are suffering from starvation in the country, and millions more are dependent on food aid. "Aid workers often can not reach the most vulnerable hungry people.

by | May 16, 2017 | 10:30

Qalibaf, the 55-year-old mayor of Tehran who lost to Rouhani in 2013, criticized the president's "inefficient and impotent" cabinet in a statement announcing his decision. In the wake of Qalibaf's withdrawal, Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London, told Bloomberg that it's not a given that most Qalibaf supporters will automatically switch to Raisi.

by | May 16, 2017 | 10:30

It was the first federal appeals court ruling that determined gay marriage bans were unconstitutional. Trump wants those decisions reversed. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. "Does that mean the President is forever barred from issuing an executive order along these lines?" The first, issued on January 27, led to chaos and protests at airports before being blocked by courts.

by | May 16, 2017 | 10:31

The country's communications infrastructure requires billions of dollars' of investments to upgrade and we would be wise to stay out of regional rivalries that are a natural phenomenon in global politics. The Prime Minister said CPEC is creating new supply and logistic chains, as well as manufacturing networks. Xi acknowledged the initiative is in its early stages and faces daunting obstacles.

by | May 16, 2017 | 10:28

Well, today the former presidential candidate took to Twitter to reveal her new political group called "Onward Together". "More than ever", she said, "I believe citizen engagement is vital to our democracy". She announced the project Monday afternoon, joking that she had come up with the idea while "taking walks in the woods". In follow-up tweets, Clinton talked about having reflected on the previous year.

by | May 16, 2017 | 10:26

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC on Friday the new U.S. The deal will also allow Chinese companies to buy U.S. liquified natural gas. "United States is to publish a proposed rule by July 16, 2017, at the latest, with the United States realizing China poultry exports as soon as possible", said the release.

by | May 16, 2017 | 10:22

The new infections were largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck. Experts said it appeared that the ransomware had made just over $32,000, although they expected that number to pop when people went back into the office Monday.

by | May 16, 2017 | 10:02

Liberty's president and an early Trump supporter, helped him win an overwhelming 80 percent of the white evangelical vote in the 2016 election. Trump's commencement speech marks the first time since President George H.W. Falwell, Jr., praised Trump's first few months in office, pointing to Trump's selection of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch , his decision to stack his Cabinet with religious conservatives and what Falwell described as bombing "those in the Middle East who are ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 09:36

Facebook is still available in Thailand after concerns arose authorities would shut it down if the social media giant did not take down content deemed threatening to national security. The Association stated that it was possible for them to meet this request by shutting off the content delivery network (CDN) that delivers Facebook's content to you.