Election in Germany's most populous state could boost Merkel

German Chancellor and chairwoman of the German Christian Democratic Party (CDU) Angela Merkel smiles during a press conference at the party's headquarters in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 15, 2017, one day after the election in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. [Full Article...]

President Trump Told Comey to Stop Investigating Flynn

The panel portion of "Special Report " usually runs during the final 25 minutes of the program, but was featured for the full hour to discuss the breaking news around the Comey memo. The newspaper cites a memo Comey wrote following the meeting. October 28, 2016: Days before the election, Comey informs Congress by letter that he is reopening the investigation into Clinton's email practices based... [Full Article...]

Flynn associates subpoenaed in Russian Federation probe

Flynn associates subpoenaed in Russian Federation probe Yates testified at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing that focused primarily on Flynn, and did not shed much light on other aspects of investigations of allegations that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 USA election and whether there was collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow. [Full Article...]

Suspected murder case in Fermanagh

Suspected murder case in Fermanagh Detectives remained at the scene on Abbey Road where the incident occurred yesterday. Detectives are not looking for anybody else in connection with the incident. "It highlights that for hundreds and thousands of women home can be a unsafe place; the perpetrator knows you, and he knows where you live". You don't know what goes on behind people's doors. [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton relishing 'rawest fight' he can remember after Spain GP win

Daniel Ricciardo got his best finish of the season, coming in third behind victor Hamilton and Vettel. Hamilton then had to pass the Ferrari driver on track to win his second race of the season. Hamilton punched the air with visible delight as he produced a thrilling fightback to take what could be a pivotal win in this year's see-saw championship, having initially lost his lead to Vettel at the... [Full Article...]

SNP win the Scottish council elections

Labour can not now gain overall control of the council after losing early seats. Ukip's sole win was a gain from Labour in Lancashire, as its vote share collapsed nationally from from 22% to less than 5%. The party needed to get all its candidates elected to retain its majority at the city chambers, which has been a Labour stronghold for nearly 40 years. [Full Article...]

British PM May's Conservatives hold 18-point poll lead

The new rules on pay transparency will be part of a worker rights package that Downing Street hopes will convince millions of traditional Labour supporters to switch to the Conservatives , including working-class people and racial minorities. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia Pledges $40B Investment in US Infrastructure

Earlier, a Gulf News report posted on its website the invitations for the coming Arab, Islamic and United States summit were being sent to leaders of the member countries of the Saudi-led Islamic coalition to fight terrorism. "We have been pleased with recent positive developments in Saudi Arabia-Iraq relations", Sadr declared in a statement released by his office on Monday, Al-Bawaba News re... [Full Article...]

Lobo men's golf team takes over first at NCAA West Lafayette Regional

Lobo men's golf team takes over first at NCAA West Lafayette Regional Maverick McNealy paced Stanford for the second straight round, firing a 3-under 67. The junior led his team in par 3 scoring (3.00, E) and is tied for 62nd. Entering Wednesday's final round, Lawrence is now third among players competing for the lone individual advancing position. Rhett Rasmussen shot +5 in the first round and is tied for 54th placed. [Full Article...]

Turkey slams USA arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight

Turkey slams USA arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight It was the first face-to-face meeting of top officials from the two nations since the Pentagon announced the US would arm Syrian Kurds in the fight to oust Islamic State militants from the group's stronghold in Raqqa. The Syrian Democratic Forces scored one of their biggest victories against IS as controversy intensified over a US decision to arm the alliance's Kurdish component. [Full Article...]

Putin undecided which song to play when he meets Trump

The United States asked Russian Federation to be a part of an worldwide effort to address North Korea's nuclear threat, according to a State Department official. Putin said. " I can't even say that I was performing, I was just pressing keys as I waited for our friend and partner (President Xi )", he added. "The first stage of the Yamal LNG project is due to become operational already this ye... [Full Article...]

Congress' exasperated as White House in 'downward spiral'

Congress' exasperated as White House in 'downward spiral' After the story broke, U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said the Post report was inaccurate. "Protecting our national security is one of the most important tasks a president has, and Trump is failing at it", Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Democratic Party candidate for president, said. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court rejects appeal over NC voter ID law

This photo taken a year ago shows North Carolina's voter ID rules posted at a voting station in Greensboro . The Supreme Courts refusal to hear the case leaves in place the Fourth Circuit's suspension of the legislation. Supreme Court decided today that it would not take on an appeal to reinstate the omnibus voter law, which would require an identification to vote, reduce early voting from ... [Full Article...]

Russian government releases photos of Oval Office meeting

Russian government releases photos of Oval Office meeting The meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak came with official Washington still reeling in the wake of Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, who had been overseeing an investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. [Full Article...]

ConCourt hears case for secret no-confidence ballot on Zuma

ConCourt hears case for secret no-confidence ballot on Zuma The opposition parties believe the motion will have better prospects of toppling the president, who has survived previous such votes, if it is conducted in secret. Some ANC MPs have indicated they would do so, opposition leaders said. "What MPs are being asked is to decide the most contentious question: Is this man fit to remain in office?" "The source of all this is the obligation of parliame... [Full Article...]

Barron Trump will attend St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Maryland this Fall

Barron Trump will attend St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Maryland this Fall Andrew's Episcopal School in suburban Maryland. In response, the first lady released a statement saying that she was "very excited" for her son to attend the school, which she praised for its "diverse community and commitment to academic excellence", according to The Post . [Full Article...]

UK Conservatives gain in local election; Labour, UKIP sink

Labour did win mayoral contests in the northern English cities of Doncaster, Liverpool and Manchester, but lost the race in the West Midlands area around Birmingham to Conservative Andy Street by just 4,000 votes. But the results were widely seen as vindication both for her tough line on Brexit - threatening to walk away from talks with the remaining European Union if she can not get a good deal -... [Full Article...]

Fairfax Media buyout offer grows

Fairfax Media buyout offer grows TPG's initial approach of 95 cents per share was for Fairfax's real estate advertising arm Domain and its major mastheads, the Sydney Morning Herald , The Age and the Australian Financial Review . But in the meantime it is progressing its own plan to spin-off its most valuable asset, Domain, into a separate listed business, in which Fairfax would retain about a 70 per cent stake. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden

Hong Kong rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden During that time they may be detained and the children placed in foster care. The lawyers say that since their role was featured in a movie about Snowden, the refugee-claimants have been "clearly targeted for expulsion" from Hong Kong. In 2010, Rodel sought asylum in Hong Kong allegedly because she was a victim of rape and abduction. However, it is bound by the UN Convention against Torture an... [Full Article...]

Olympic evaluators praise Los Angeles, but will LA get the bid?

Paris bid committee co-president Tony Estanguet described Sunday's dialogue with the delegation "constructive". The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles is drawing on Hollywood star power. "It is nearly impossible to go under 10 out of 10 [for both Paris and LA]". "What we have heard today is a very exceptional presentation, a very detailed presentation". [Full Article...]

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