• Australia could ban laptops on global flights
Australia could ban laptops on global flights

The US and Britain banned laptops in cabins on flights from a number of Muslim-majority countries in response to unidentified security threats in March. "The Government is aware of the changes that have been made", Turnbull said. The UK and United States have already banned the carrying of large electronic devices in cabins on flights arriving fr...

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  • 'This has been my best season' - Neymar delighted with Barcelona impact
'This has been my best season' - Neymar delighted with Barcelona impact

Whatever happens in Vigo, the title will be decided in the final round of games next weekend after Barcelona's rousing victory in the Canary Islands. While Real have the Champions League final with Juventus to look forward to on June 3, Barcelona will have to potentially make do with just the Copa del Rey if they miss out in the league.

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  • Microsoft says cyberattack should be wake up call for governments
Microsoft says cyberattack should be wake up call for governments

People are anxious a second wave of cyberattacks could strike around the world on Monday as employees return to their desks and log onto their computers. Hospitals are also fertile ground for identity thieves due to their often-lax security policies. Renault said on Saturday it had halted manufacturing at plants in Sandouville, France, and Romani...

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  • Obama didn't record private meetings: Ex
Obama didn't record private meetings: Ex

There was much furor in the USA media after the White House blocked US reporters from photographing the meeting, opting to allow only the White House and a sole Russian photographer to capture the images of the two officials. The White House press secretary Sean Spicer clarified Trump's tweet about Comey saying that it was "not a threat". "Some pho...

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  • Projection: PM would win Commons majority of 48
Projection: PM would win Commons majority of 48

Britain's ruling Conservative Party made considerable gains in local elections on Friday as the populist UK Independence Party (UKIP) suffered a massive blow, according to incomplete results from across England, Scotland and Wales. The Tory win means the party has won control of the authority for the fifth election in a row. The Scottish National...

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  • Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South
Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

Kim said North Korea would stage more nuclear and missile tests in order to ideal nuclear bombs needed to deal with U.S. The missile was launched at the highest angle so as not to affect the security of neighbouring countries and flew 787 kilometres reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometres, KCNA said.

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  • In Trump Abbas-Meet, Hope Springs Eternal as Peace Prospects Run Dry
In Trump Abbas-Meet, Hope Springs Eternal as Peace Prospects Run Dry

Abbas complimented Trump's negotiating skills and said he finally saw a path forward. Trump told Abbas: "I want to support you in being the Palestinian leader who signs his name to the final and most important peace agreement that brings safety, stability, and prosperity to both peoples and to the region".

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  • BC Greens begin talks with other parties
BC Greens begin talks with other parties

The possibility that the Liberals or NDP may seek the support of the Greens to form a coalition could cloud the outlook for projects like Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion and Petroliam Nasional Bhd's (Petronas's) proposed $27 billion project to export liquefied natural gas to Asia.

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  • 200000 cyberattack victims in 150-plus states: Europol
200000 cyberattack victims in 150-plus states: Europol

The assault, which began Friday and was being described as the biggest-ever cyber ransom attack, struck state agencies and major companies around the world - from Russian banks and British hospitals to FedEx and European auto factories. Across an ocean, Darien Huss, a 28-year-old research engineer for the cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, was doing hi...

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  • Hong Kong rejects asylum applications for refugees who harbored Edward Snowden
Hong Kong rejects asylum applications for refugees who harbored Edward Snowden

However, immigration authorities rejected their protection claims Monday saying there were "no substantial grounds" for believing they would be at risk if they went home. The adults say they experienced torture and persecution in their own countries and can not safely return. "The decisions to reject their claims in Hong Kong came on the same day...

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  • Queen of great Britain announced to the public an important decision
Queen of great Britain announced to the public an important decision

Prince Philip has one of the busiest diaries of all the royals. Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip will permanently stand down from all royal engagements later this year. "We were indeed fortunate to have seen The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at the Royal Maundy service last month, although, at the time, we did not realise this would be...

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  • Harvard Law Professor Wrongfully Calls for Trump Impeachment
Harvard Law Professor Wrongfully Calls for Trump Impeachment

Professor Tribe concedes that "Comey's summary firing will not stop the inquiry" into alleged ties between President Trump's campaign and Russian officials that may have amounted to collusion for the objective of influencing the outcome of last year's presidential election.

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  • Korean Golfer Kim Si-woo Wins Players Championship 2017
Korean Golfer Kim Si-woo Wins Players Championship 2017

In this EPA photo, Kim Si-woo of South Korea celebrates after winning The Players Championship at TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on May 14, 2017 . McIlroy is set to undergo an MRI scan today to determine the extent of an injury which hampered his efforts at Sawgrass. "He took advantage of it, and you can see how good of a player ...

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  • ICJ has no jurisdiction to hear Kulbhushan Jadhav's conviction case, says Pakistan
ICJ has no jurisdiction to hear Kulbhushan Jadhav's conviction case, says Pakistan

Pakistan denied India consular access to Jadhav 16 times, claiming he was an agent of the intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing. This would be followed by arguments from the Pakistan team led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf. Last week also, frosty Indo-Pak relations were on full display when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was on the dais w...

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  • North Korea missile test is huge step forward
North Korea missile test is huge step forward

The pride in North Korea contrasts with concern in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, which condemned Sunday's launch and called it a serious violation of U.N. occurred just days after a new government was launched in South Korea", senior presidential secretary Yoon Young-chan said. KCNA also said two intelligence services "ideologically corrupte...

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  • A timeline of events that led up to Comey's firing
A timeline of events that led up to Comey's firing

The firing of James Comey has come under huge scrutiny as FBI is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and possible Moscow ties to the Trump presidential campaign. "You have a level of hostility that's incredible and it's very unfair", said Trump. Earlier Thursday, on Capitol Hill, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe str...

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  • Germany arrests second soldier in alleged far-right plot
Germany arrests second soldier in alleged far-right plot

German investigators have arrested a second soldier on allegations he was part of a far-right plot to assassinate prominent political figures and blame the attack on refugees. were known to his superiors, as he had openly expressed these during his studies in the military. On Sunday, all German barracks were ordered to clear off Wehrmacht r...

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  • Vladimir Putin, on visit to China, plays Soviet-era melodies on piano
Vladimir Putin, on visit to China, plays Soviet-era melodies on piano

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday an impromptu piano rendition he gave on the sidelines of a meeting in Beijing had been hampered by an out of tune instrument. "I want to confirm that we are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear powers, including with the Korean Peninsula and North Korea", said Putin, who said ...

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  • Moors Murderer Ian Brady dies aged 79 following illness
Moors Murderer Ian Brady dies aged 79 following illness

Four of the victims were buried on Saddleworth Moor, near Oldham. Brady was jailed for three murders in 1966 and had been at Ashworth since 1985. Four months after Pauline vanished, the day after President John F Kennedy's assassination in the U.S., 12-year-old John Kilbride became Brady's second victim.

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  • New US trade representative Lighthizer to attend APEC meeting
New US trade representative Lighthizer to attend APEC meeting

Mexico's Foreign Minister said last week of the vote to confirm Lighthizer, "For us, it's good news that the process is closer to starting". Lighthizer's experience includes deputy trade representative under President Ronald Reagan, chief of staff for the Senate Finance Committee, as well as direct private sector experience in enforcing trade rules...

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  • Korean leader scraps plan for state history books
Korean leader scraps plan for state history books

South Korea's new president Moon Jae-In spoke to the leaders of China and Japan Thursday, hours after a telephone call with his United States counterpart Donald Trump, officials said, as he began shaping his approach to the nuclear-armed North.

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  • China's Xi appeals to foreign leaders for freer trade
China's Xi appeals to foreign leaders for freer trade

The United States had complained to China on Friday over the inclusion of a North Korean delegation at the event. In addition, Chinese banks will expand their overseas capital by 300 billion yuan. "We will not export our system of society and development model, and even more will not impose our views on others", said Mr Xi. However, China maintains...

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  • Mourinho: Manchester United lack strength in depth to fight in two competitions
Mourinho: Manchester United lack strength in depth to fight in two competitions

With it comes a berth in UEFA Champions League, so the stakes will be high. Big penalty, ' Mourinho told BT Sport after that game. Should be an easy night's work, right? As Mourinho said earlier in the season he "found a sad club". Dutch worldwide and club captain Davy Klaassen has 19 to his name while Bertrand Traore, on loan from Chelsea, h...

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  • Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace
Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace

Tillerson added that the decision "will be informed by the parties involved in the talks". Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces after a protest near the illegal settlement of Beit El, north of the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 11, 2017.

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  • Comey fired: Why might Trump have axed Federal Bureau of Investigation chief?
Comey fired: Why might Trump have axed Federal Bureau of Investigation chief?

No White House aide appeared on the Sunday news shows, leaving Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, to defend Trump. Stephanopoulos asked the former Director of National Intelligence under President Obama if he thought " James Comey would make a pledge of loyalty to the president", a reference to reports that Comey said the pr...

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  • China's Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism
China's Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism

Xi told a press conference at the conclusion of the summit that he had every reason to be confident in the future of the ambitious project, although it will be a long undertaking. He said countries need to to "help each other as a team". China is promoting itself as a champion of free trade in response to pressure in the USA and Europe for restri...

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  • Putin blames off-key piano for hesitant musical rendition
Putin blames off-key piano for hesitant musical rendition

The first is considered an unofficial anthem for the city of St. Petersburg, with lyrics like "Listen, Leningrad, I'll sing to you my honest song". Vladimir Putin said he hasn't decided what to play for his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, when the two finally meet.

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  • NHS Nurses Line up Ballot to Push for Future Strikes
NHS Nurses Line up Ballot to Push for Future Strikes

The RCN's members were asked to vote to express their "appetite for industrial action", with 91 per cent of those who voted saying they'd take action that stopped short of striking, and 78 per cent of the 52,000 voters saying they'd definitely be up for a full future strike.

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  • White House: Trump's morning tweets about Comey 'not a threat'
White House: Trump's morning tweets about Comey 'not a threat'

The decision is subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate, where Republicans have a majority. Spicer insisted that those remarks were not a "threat" warning Comey not to talk to the press. Durbin said Trump's tweet on Friday "could be construed as threatening a witness in this investigation, which is another violation of federal law."Comey decli...

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  • Conservative drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner
Conservative drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner

Qalibaf earlier on Monday said he came to the decision to pull out of the race in favor of Raisi as part of efforts against President Rouhani's "inefficient and impotent" cabinet. The landmark nuclear deal struck in Vienna between Iran and a coalition of Western powers in 2015 aimed to reduce the global nuclear threat posed by Iran.

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  • Another appeals court to weigh Trump's revised travel ban
Another appeals court to weigh Trump's revised travel ban

At the outset of the closely-watched hearing, the judges kept their questions narrowly focused. "If some other President had done this (signed the order) without (making) statements, this executive order would nearly certainly be constitutional", he said, arguing that the court shouldn't rely on Trump's statements on the campaign trail, but on ...

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  • Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for FBI job
Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for FBI job

Cornyn is a longtime senator who dutifully rose the ranks to become majority whip, and muses about queso on Twitter . A former top aide to Sen. He said he would have more to say when he knows more about the news report. Senate Democrats likely will stall on whomever Trump nominates while Republican senators such as Susan Collins of ME and Lind...

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  • Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing
Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

Former director of National Intelligence James Clapper, also appearing on CNN, said "our institutions are under assault" after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election and whether the president's campaign officials had any contact with Moscow.

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  • European stocks are dipping despite Macron's decisive election victory
European stocks are dipping despite Macron's decisive election victory

The French Socialist Party said Wednesday that it will soon announce if former prime minister Manuel Valls will be booted out of the party for publicly backing centrist President-elect Emmanuel Macron. The legislative elections loom and "I'll be at the head of this fight", she said, adding that "the National Front also needs to renew itself". ...

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  • BC election results are 'beginning of something different,' Clark says
BC election results are 'beginning of something different,' Clark says

Key seats that ended the night too close to call include Courtenay-Comox, where the NDP's Ronna-Rae Leonard holds a razor-thin nine-vote lead over Liberal Jim Benninger. The party's first priority, he said, will be removing big money from politics. "Small parties like the Greens are forever disadvantaged by a first-past-the post system".

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