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by | May 25, 2019 | 05:31

John Walker Lindh , the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by USA forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight restrictions that reflected government fears he still harbors radical views.

by | May 25, 2019 | 05:27

In a Tuesday briefing with reporters, Pompeo appeared to dismiss concerns about Washington's ability to communicate and negotiate with Iran. The United Arab Emirates, meanwhile, alleged that four oil tankers were sabotaged off its coast, and Iranian-allied rebels in Yemen have launched drone attacks into Saudi Arabia.

by | May 25, 2019 | 05:27

Eight people have died on Everest during the current climbing season, officials have said. The two who died on Wednesday were identified as Indian Anjali Kulkarni and American Donald Lynn Cash. The prolonged exposure to cold, wind and lowered oxygen levels has appeared to lead to the deaths of multiple climbers. Mountaineering in Nepal has become a lucrative business since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made the first ascent of Everest in 1953.

by | May 25, 2019 | 05:13

There is no point dwelling on setbacks or feeling sorry for ourselves, we are far better off taking the positives from bad situations and that is exactly what I am doing now. "The sad thing is Armenia is a great country". "In spite of the hard relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Mkhitaryan can play in the Europa League final in Baku", Abdullayeva told AFP on May 21.

by | May 25, 2019 | 05:01

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin: "I've made no decision as it relates to that, and that decision won't be made, in, as I said"-Rep". He said that other denominations had been deemed more critical to being redesigned than the $20 bill. Further questioned by Pressley, he said, "The ultimate decision on the redesign will most likely be another secretary down the road". Mnuchin, however, said the delay in unveiling a $20 redesign had been prompted by the decision to redesign the $10 bill and ...

by | May 25, 2019 | 04:40

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he has not reviewed an IRS memo that says the president must turnover his tax returns to Congress . "Mnuchin advised Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal in a Monday letter that the panel's request" lacks a legitimate legislative goal".

by | May 25, 2019 | 04:28

In the weeks before the general election, Congress and AAP leaders had tried unsuccessfully to forge an alliance to stop the BJP, which had won all the seven seats in 2014 too. In Arunachal Pradesh, it looks like the BJP will be able to repeat its performance of the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. With the Union Cabinet meeting, the process of dissolving the current Lok Sabha and outgoing government has also begun.

by | May 25, 2019 | 03:31

United States officials have confirmed that they will consider sending an extra 10,000 troops to the region. Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has affirmed that the Pentagon was considering sending more U.S. Damage to U.A.E., Saudi and Norwegian ships in the Persian Gulf this month was seen by U.S. and Arab officials as an act of sabotage by Iran, as was a rocket attack near the U.S.

by | May 24, 2019 | 12:39

The Starlink satellites are part of SpaceX's program for a new high-speed internet service. Each Starlink satellite weighs approximately 227 kg, and it's the most amount of satellites SpaceX has deployed at one time. That's slightly higher than the International Space Station , but well below the majority of terrestrial satellites, the highest of which sit in a geostationary orbit of 22,400 miles (36,000 kilometers).

by | May 24, 2019 | 12:40

The world's top two economies stepped up their rhetoric following President Donald Trump's decision to blacklist the smartphone and telecom firm over worries that Beijing uses it as a tool for espionage. firms without government approval. Shares of S&P technology and industrial companies, bellwethers of trade sentiment, fell more than 2per cent yesterday as the market slumped in a sign the conflict was being seen as a battle not just over trade but also about who controls global technology.

by | May 24, 2019 | 10:52

May promised that Britain would maintain high standards on workers' rights and environmental protections - both Labour priorities - and said United Kingdom lawmakers would get to decide on what customs arrangements should be in place to ensure "as close as possible to frictionless trade" between Britain and the EU.

by | May 24, 2019 | 10:44

The superseding indictment released Thursday expands upon an earlier indictment of Assange for allegedly conspiring to hack US government computers. Manning, who served seven years in prison for her disclosures, is now incarcerated in Virginia for refusing to cooperate with the grand jury investigating Assange.

by | May 23, 2019 | 09:11

Opinion polls ahead of European Union elections put Farage's newly created Brexit Party well ahead of its rivals, including Prime Minister Theresa May's governing Conservatives and the main opposition Labour Party, in the countdown to the vote, which in Britain is held on May 23.

by | May 23, 2019 | 07:39

Almost 5,000 people have been evacuated, as the flames lick the southern edge of the community, which is about 750 kilometres northwest of Edmonton. Officials said residents were being given an opportunity to return to their homes to gather medications, supplies and other belongings.

by | May 23, 2019 | 05:58

Washington announced the conference on Sunday, describing it as an opportunity to drum up global investment for the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The official spoke on condition of anonymity pending a formal announcement. It was not known if Abbas' Palestinian Authority was being invited. In the absence of direct talks with Palestinian leaders, USA officials often talk of engaging private Palestinians and "civil society" groups.

by | May 23, 2019 | 04:08

Nineteen million Americans are in the path of destruction again today after almost four dozen tornadoes ripped through six states this weekend leveling homes and tossing trees. And severe thunderstorms, large hail and some tornadoes are expected from Missouri and western IL, to parts of Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas . The old gym at Bacone College, 2299 Old Bacone Road, is also being offered as a shelter.

by | May 22, 2019 | 05:13

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies Bahrain, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have repeatedly accused Iran of bankrolling the activities of its proxy Shiite militias such as the Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Houthis in Yemen and various groups in Iraq.

by | May 22, 2019 | 05:02

This time round as well, nearly all exit polls have predicted a clear win for the NDA and the only variation between different pollsters is on the scale of NDA win. Mr Modi's main rival is Rahul Gandhi , 48, of the Congress party, the scion of India's Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday cancelled his scheduled visit to the national capital on a day when opposition parties will be meeting Election Commission officials over the issues of EVMs.

by | May 22, 2019 | 04:27

In response to Washington's ripping up of the nuclear accord and its escalating aggression, Tehran has suspended for 60 days its commitments to cap its production of enriched uranium and heavy water in an attempt to pressure the European powers to make good on their promises to launch an Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) to circumvent USA sanctions by facilitating non-dollar trade with Iran.

by | May 22, 2019 | 00:22

Mr Amash cited special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report on Russian meddling in Mr Trump's favour in the 2016 United States election , saying most politicians had not read it. Lower had meant to announce his bid around July 4, but Amash's Twitter thread Sunday explaining his reasoning for backing Trump's impeachment prompted Lower to move up his timeline.

by | May 22, 2019 | 00:14

May wants to get her withdrawal deal, agreed with the European Union in November, through parliament, so, as promised, she can leave office having at least finalised the first part of Britain's departure and prevented a "no deal" Brexit , an abrupt departure that many businesses fear will create an economic shock.

by | May 21, 2019 | 05:30

In the fight to deny Trump reelection, no states will matter more than Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, three states the Republican president carried by razor-thin margins in 2016. "I think there's been a tendency in the party to drift a little too far left and I think that's going to disenfranchise a large section of the country", Reihm said.

by | May 21, 2019 | 04:43

In the Mazars case, Mehta cut down Trump lawyers' arguments that the oversight committee's inquiry into whether Trump misled his lenders by inflating his net worth violated the Constitution's separation of powers, by having Congress assume the Justice Department's powers to investigate "dubious and partisan" allegations of private conduct.

by | May 21, 2019 | 04:27

Saturday for the western half of Arkansas. Forecasters said the threat of flash flooding should not be taken for granted, either. In addition to tornadoes, there will be the possibility of large hail. "The storms which prompted the warning have weakened below severe limits, and no longer pose an immediate threat to life or property". As successfully as to the severe weather probability, torrential rain will seemingly trigger flash flooding, notably in parts of this status already ...

by | May 21, 2019 | 04:05

Trump's tweet follows days of heightened tension sparked by his administration's sudden deployment of bombers and an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf over still-unspecified threats. On Sunday a rocket was sacked into the Green Zone of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, which houses government offices and embassies including the U.S. mission.