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by | May 22, 2017 | 11:12

Mechanicville trainer Chad Brown keeps adding to his resume with his first win in a Triple Crown race on Saturday in the Preakness Stakes. Castellano rode Gunnevera in the Derby to a seventh-place finish but abandoned the colt for Cloud Computing in the Preakness .

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:05

Meanwhile, Hizbul Mujahideen spokesman Burhanuddin claimed the policeman had joined his group. HM spokesman, Burhan-u-Din, told a local news agency telephonic statement, that the policeman, Syed Naveed has "joined Hizb along with the four rifles".

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:02

A senior White House adviser close to President Donald Trump has become "a significant person of interest" in the investigation into Russia's interference in the USA election, according to a bombshell report published Friday afternoon in the Washington Post .

by | May 22, 2017 | 10:59

Rouhani defeated his conservative challenger Ebrahim Raisi on Friday in a victory for the reformist camp in the predominantly Shiite nation. The re-election of the Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, will ensure a predictable course both in the issues related to global cooperation, and regarding the expansion of bilateral ties between Tehran and Moscow, Chairman of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) Committee for Foreign Affairs Leonid Slutsky said Saturday.

by | May 22, 2017 | 10:59

According to Forrest, the donation will be split among a number of worthy causes, with A$75 million to be allocated to a number of cancer institutes, A$75 million to higher education research, A$75 million to the cause of giving children the "best chance in life".

by | May 22, 2017 | 10:56

As of May 4, eight states including Rajasthan, Telangana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Jharkhand had passed a state goods and services tax act in their state assemblies. Non-AC train travel will be exempt and the 5 per cent will be levied on AC travel tickets. "GST on gambling at 28 per cent can't be faulted but this will lead to this activity going underground", said V S Datey, senior consultant, Taxmann.

by | May 22, 2017 | 10:55

The Canadian rap artist won a total of 13 awards, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist , Top Billboard 200 Album , Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist. Even host Vanessa Hudgens got teary-eyed after the performance, while her co-host Ludacris urged the crowd on for another round of applause. "This feels good but it feels so wrong because I love Drake so much", said Halsey (Drake's "One Dance" was also nominated for top Hot 100 song ).

by | May 22, 2017 | 10:50

Burr says the committee wants to hear from Comey on his role in the development of the USA intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation interfered in last year's election. The White House has repeatedly insisted that a "thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity".

by | May 22, 2017 | 10:44

In November, Duterte said that Manila meant to cooperate with Moscow and Beijing rather than with Washington, but did not rule out cooperation with then- US President-elect Donald Trump. Philippine-U.S. trade was worth more than $18 billion previous year. The President of the Philippines declared the "hypocrisy of the Western world" and desire a working relationship with China and Russian Federation.

by | May 22, 2017 | 10:29

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said in a statement: "The American Farm Bureau looks forward to working with the administration, Congress, other agricultural groups, and officials in Canada and Mexico to protect these important markets while also addressing issues that have limited the trade potential of USA farmers and ranchers".

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:55

Hisham al-Aloul, 44, was also sentenced to hang, and Abdallah al-Nashar, 38 and who had been a member of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's presidential guard, will face the firing squad. The group is staging the protest as a show of support for the ongoing hunger strike being waged by Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails.

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:33

While Trump characterized the war against terrorism as a battle between "barbaric criminals" and "decent people of all religions" in his speech Sunday, many of his previous comments seem to suggest he may not consider Islam to be a religion involving "decent people".

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:24

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein firmly stood by the memo he wrote that outlined James Comey's offenses - and later was cited by the White House to support President Trump's decision to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director - during briefings with Capitol Hill lawmakers, according to remarks obtained by Fox News.

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:28

Trump's Riyadh visit kicks off his first presidential trip overseas, with Saudi Arabia the first stop on an eight-day journey through the Middle East and Europe. On Sunday, he will deliver a speech to leaders of 50 Muslim countries to outline his vision for US-Muslim relations. Sisi said that Trump was a "unique personality" and "capable of doing the impossible", to which Trump responded "I agree!" United States president Donald Trump, second left, shakes hands with Qatar's Emir Sheikh ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:22

For instance, Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, which is the largest backer of the Vision Fund, also invested $3.5 billion in Uber previous year. Rajeev Misra, SoftBank's head of strategic finance, will be chief executive officer of SB Investment Advisers and a member of the fund's investment committee.

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:19

It signaled to apply new sanctions. North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests in defiance of United Nations and USA sanctions and says it is working on long-range missiles to deliver nuclear weapons. base at Guam " in the Pacific , 3,400 kilometres away. "We can do a lot of different things that we haven't done yet". "More important", he added, it "might represent a substantial advance to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile".

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:22

The king lauded the relationship and said it had led to "great stability in the region and prosperity". Trump slammed Iran for spreading "destruction and chaos" throughout the region, repeatedly castigating the nation - which had re-elected its moderate president the day before - as a breeding ground and financier for terror.

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:21

The Oklahoma native had previously tweeted that she planned to move to Maryland, where she has an aunt, but her attorneys have cited security concerns in refusing to make public specifics about her release or where she was headed. P.T.G. Once known as Private First Class Bradley Manning, she is likely to become a high-profile transgender advocate, said Chase Strangio, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer who has represented her.

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:20

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on May 21 said on Twitter that with Rohani's reelection, he hoped Iran would "reset its troubled relations with neighbours". Iran's chief Armed Forces spokesman has criticized the United States' ignorance of the Islamic Republic's policies, saying that the withdrawal of USA forces from the Middle East is the only way to restore peace and tranquility to the region.

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:16

The money would be in exchange for Cunha's silence over Mr Temer's alleged implication in Brazil's wide-ranging corruption scandal known as Operation Car Wash . Upon hearing about the bribe scheme, Temer says, "You need to keep it going, OK?" And Mr Temer did not mention the long list of other allegations against him, nor acknowledge that allies have started to bolt.

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:12

We've done what we should have for our country". One of the candidates, Mostafa Hashemitaba, congratulated Rouhani, according to the Nasim news agency. "Rouhani upped the ante in the past ten days in the rhetoric that he used". "I would worry about the more confrontational policy of the IRGC in the Persian Gulf.

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:08

Investigators said they had detected code similar to that used by a shadowy cybercrime network implicated in the Sony attack, the Lazarus Group, though they stressed that more investigation was necessary. Simon Choi, a senior researcher at the South Korea-based Hauri Labs, said parts of the WannaCry code also appeared in the 2014 hacking of Sony Pictures , a cyber attack widely attributed to North Korea.

by | May 22, 2017 | 08:51

But Bush said he doesn't believe Trump will get health care reform through Congress this year. Bush added that another problem Trump's administration faces is its own officials' penchants for leaking information to the press. "People should be fired if they're disloyal to the president of the United States and leaking". While Bush praised the administration's selection of Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice, he said that the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 08:46

When asked about Trump's claim , Williams said, "If it's true that he wouldn't be president if it weren't for Twitter, then yeah, I'm sorry". Some said they were disappointed about his abrupt announcement this week that he's stepping down from Congress, leaving his key role investigating the White House.

by | May 22, 2017 | 08:33

It also argues that Labour's plans to borrow to invest in the country's infrastructure - with a national transformation fund investing £250 billion over 10 years - should be included in the overall borrowing figures. A spokesman for the Labour leader said: "MI5 kept files on many peace and labour movement campaigners at the time, including anti-Apartheid activists and trade unionists".

by | May 22, 2017 | 08:29

All of those targeted will have USA assets frozen and be denied travel to the United States, while American citizens will be barred from doing b us iness with them, officials said. Senator Ted Cruz was among the first USA lawmakers to react to news of the sanctions. Venezuela's Supreme Court has always been filled with government loyalists.

by | May 22, 2017 | 08:23

The Philippines, which chairs the 10-member ASEAN this year, has expressed hope of finalizing such an agreement during its leadership. Lin added that the issue should be dealt with through multilateral discussions, based on the principles of shelving differences and seeking joint development of resources.

by | May 22, 2017 | 08:19

Trump phoned both Jordan's King Abdullah and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday, but Israeli officials insisted they did not talk about the intelligence issue. If Republicans were willing to tolerate his call for Russian hacking, his defense of vile dictators, his abuse of Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the “Access Hollywood” tape, his assaults on the intelligence community, his (thankfully) inept attempts to ram through a Muslim ban, his attacks on judges, his hiring as ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 08:19

The visa allows principal investors and their immediate family members to live and work legally in the U.S.in exchange for a minimum investment of $500,000 in a commercial enterprise that creates at least 10 permanent full-time jobs. Last week, the developer of this project submitted an application to Jersey City for a tax subsidy and abatement on this property. Those negotiations, which had drawn criticism from lawmakers and government ethics experts, ended in March.

by | May 22, 2017 | 08:12

Erdogan also said Ibn Haldun University will be ready to receive students starting this fall for the 2017-18 school year. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, accompanied by his wife Emine, right, waves to supporters as he arrives for a congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, May 2.

by | May 21, 2017 | 22:13

This is not the first time North Korea detains Americans. "On May 3, some [expletive] by the name of Cory Gardner, who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, perpetrated wicked blasphemy against our supreme dignity during an interview with NBC", the KCNA statement read, continuing "For a psychopath like the [expletive] Gardner, to hurl evil accusations at our highest dignity, is a serious provocation".

by | May 21, 2017 | 21:20

But lawyers in the White House counsel's office have consulted experts in impeachment during the past week and have begun collecting information on how such proceedings would work, a person briefed on the matter told CNN. Trump first fired FBI Director James B. Comey, then faced reports that the president may have asked Mr. Comey to back off investigation of Mr. Trump's former national security adviser.

by | May 21, 2017 | 21:14

The president's stop in Saudi Arabia kicks off an ambitious global debut. Trump, who next travels to Israel and the Palestinian territories before visiting the Vatican, Brussels and Italy for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 meetings, is looking to leave his domestic troubles behind.

by | May 21, 2017 | 20:55

Raisi, a protégé of Khamenei, had united the conservatives and been tipped as a potential successor to the 77-year-old supreme leader. Rouhani sealed a second term in office after he won Friday's election with more than 57 percent of the vote.

by | May 21, 2017 | 20:57

Coalition forces have operated in the al Tanf area for many months training and advising vetted partner forces who are fighting ISIS. The coalition commander on the ground - after shows of force did not stop the regime forces - called for the airstrike as a matter of protection.