• 'This is a democracy': Int'l court may be next for Duterte
'This is a democracy': Int'l court may be next for Duterte

The complaint filed by Alejano accused Duterte for having a significant role in the spate of extrajudicial killings during his term as then mayor of Davao City, and now President. The government refutes that, releasing data on May 2 showing almost 4,600 people have been killed in police anti-drug operations and homicides found to be drug-related.

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  • U.S., China Strike Trade Deal On Beef, Poultry And Natural Gas
U.S., China Strike Trade Deal On Beef, Poultry And Natural Gas

The trade deal also lowers barriers on the operation of USA financial firms in China . The deal will also allow China easier access to the US banking system and let American energy companies export LNG to China , most of which it now buys from Russian Federation.

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  • Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for governments
Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for governments

Like many others, the malware gets onto a computer by having an unwitting victim open and run an innocuous-looking email attachment. Darien Huss, a 28-year-old research engineer who assisted the anonymous British researcher lauded a hero, said he was "still anxious for what's to come in the next few days because it really would not be so hard for...

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  • Bihar Pay Commission submits report to chief minister Nitish Kumar
Bihar Pay Commission submits report to chief minister Nitish Kumar

Soon after Kumar's elevation as the party president, in April a year ago, several senior leaders of his party had also projected him as the PM material and wanted him to mobilise support of regional parties to nurture the JD (U)'s national aspirations for him.

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  • Abbas meeting signals hope for peace with no details
Abbas meeting signals hope for peace with no details

The senior adviser, however, said that Trump's invitation to Abbas was a good starting point between the Palestinian Authority and the new U.S. administration and expressed his appreciation for the respectful approach of the president in an attempt to renew the peace process.

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  • 100000 groups in 150 nations hit by cyberattack
100000 groups in 150 nations hit by cyberattack

A hacking group called Shadow Brokers released the malware in April, claiming to have discovered the flaw from the NSA, Kaspersky said. Security agencies have so far not been able to identify who was behind the attack. Renault said on Saturday it had halted manufacturing at plants in Sandouville, France, and Romania to prevent the spread of ranso...

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  • US spat erupts ahead of Trump visit to region
US spat erupts ahead of Trump visit to region

Trump had said during his campaign he would move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, which would effectively recognize the city as Israel's capital. Reported remarks by a Trump administration official rejecting Israel's claim to the Western Wall were "unauthorized" and do not represent the position of President Donald Trump, the White House said.

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  • New FBI director imminent
New FBI director imminent

Comey's ouster Tuesday, while his FBI led an investigation into possible co-ordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, raises the potential that a man long defined by his independent streak, willingness to buck protocol and even a flair for the dramatic could resurface to publicly rebut White House efforts to smear his reputation...

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  • Trump lashes out at 'pathetic' critics
Trump lashes out at 'pathetic' critics

Trump's commencement speech marks the first time since President George H.W. Bush spoke at Liberty University in 1990 that the school has hosted a sitting USA president. Trump, in an apparent warning to his fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director, said Friday, May 12, 2017, that James Comey had better hope there are no "tapes" of their...

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  • Thailand threatens to block Facebook
Thailand threatens to block Facebook

On Monday, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) secretary general Takorn Tantasith said that Facebook had begun cooperating with the request to block the "illicit webpages". Find us on Facebook too! Last week, TISPA sent an email notifying Facebook executives in Thailand about the Thai government's demand. Vajiralongko...

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  • Senators to Release State Budget Plan Amid Fiscal Woes
Senators to Release State Budget Plan Amid Fiscal Woes

A proposed tax increase on cigarettes that was a key piece of a budget deal between House Republicans and Democrats has been rejected with bipartisan opposition, a vote that will likely send budget writers back to. Inman has said increasing the tax rate would make the energy industry "part of a shared solution" that would also increase taxes paid b...

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  • Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office
Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office

Dina Powell, White House deputy national security adviser for strategy, who also attended the meeting, said: "This story is false". President Donald Trump shared highly classified information with the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador to the USA in a White House meeting last week, according to The Washington Post .

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  • Republicans, Democrats say any White House tapes must be handed over
Republicans, Democrats say any White House tapes must be handed over

Trump said, "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Trump added that he thought the Democrats were "hypocrites" for their outrage at Comey's dismissal, saying they themselves were upset with Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.

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  • Putin condemns North Korea's missile test, but warns against
Putin condemns North Korea's missile test, but warns against "intimidating" North Korea

There's also a political victory for North Korea. Pyongyang's aggressive push to boost its weapons program also makes it one of the Trump administration's most urgent foreign policy worries, though Washington has struggled to settle on a policy.

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  • Putin undecided which song to play when he meets Trump
Putin undecided which song to play when he meets Trump

There, Putin spotted a shiny black grand piano and couldn't resist. While waiting for the Chinese President, Putin played some songs on his piano. Mr. In 2010, he played the piano and sang "Blueberry Hills " with a jazz band at a charity concert. National Public Radio reported that in 2014, Putin played "Moscow Windows " on piano at a meetin...

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  • National security adviser denies Trump revealed classified information to Russians
National security adviser denies Trump revealed classified information to Russians

He did not reveal the name of the source or the intelligence-gathering method, but discussed details that could be used to reverse engineer that information, per the story. Officials told CNN that the ban came about following the collection of intercepted material and "human intelligence". The Department of Homeland Security has been considering ...

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  • NDSU softball team facing Oklahoma in NCAA tournament
NDSU softball team facing Oklahoma in NCAA tournament

In the second game against Oklahoma, the Sooners started out on top when sophomore infielder Caleigh Clifton hit a home run to center field and put the Sooners up, 1-0, in the top of the first, according to Big12sports. But, the Longhorns lack signature wins this season. OU entered the Big 12 Championship ranked seventh in the national polls, but...

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  • Former 'Real Housewives' star Dina Manzo 'shaken up' after alleged home invasion
Former 'Real Housewives' star Dina Manzo 'shaken up' after alleged home invasion

When Manzo and Cantin arrived home just before 11 p.m., two individuals already inside the property rushed towards them. Fingers crossed authorities are able to get to the bottom of this sooner rather than later, so that Manzo and Cantin can have some sense of closure - and others in their area aren't potentially at risk for having a simi...

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  • Oklahoma officer testifies at her manslaughter trial
Oklahoma officer testifies at her manslaughter trial

Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby said Monday that a training video of an officer being fatally shot during a traffic stop ran through her mind last September when she encountered 40-year-old Terence Crutcher, whose SUV was parked in the middle of the street.

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  • Chance for severe thunderstorms this afternoon into tonight
Chance for severe thunderstorms this afternoon into tonight

The first warm up of May is upon Wisconsin for this work week with temperatures hitting the 80s in many locations by Tuesday afternoon. Get ready for more heat and humidity today. Cooler weather is expected due to the showers/storms. The initial batch of scattered showers and storms will move across the area this evening. It will also bring t...

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  • Populist Le Pen now goes for role as top French opposition
Populist Le Pen now goes for role as top French opposition

Bruno Le Maire‏, a veteran LR lawmaker who has also been pushing for a rapprochement with Macron, congratulated Philippe on Twitter, saying: "Let's go beyond the old divides to be of use to France and the French people."Philippe began his political life as a Socialist activist affiliated to former prime minister Michel Rocard while he was a student...

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  • Australian banks lick wounds after tax hit
Australian banks lick wounds after tax hit

However, he did add that, "as every business owner or employee knows, every extra cost needs to be borne by customers or shareholders, or a combination of both". The biggest shareholders of Australian banks are the super funds of all Australians, Ms Bligh said. "In addition, worldwide jurisdictions that apply measures such as this already have much...

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  • Lawmakers want answers from the White House after Trump's 'tapes' tweet
Lawmakers want answers from the White House after Trump's 'tapes' tweet

In a pair of tweets on Friday morning he said the reason his surrogates are having a hard time is that he is a "very active President with lots of things happening". Rosenstein wrote the memo outlining the case against Comey, reportedly after President Donald Trump directed Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to explain the case against...

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  • President Trump Doubles Down on Idea of Ending White House Press Briefings
President Trump Doubles Down on Idea of Ending White House Press Briefings

Spicer also refused to rule out a potential end to White House briefings, which Trump threatened on Twitter on Friday. Clint Watts, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent, said on MSNBC that Trump's tweet threatening to leak conversations with Comey is causing government officials to say they can't trust the President's judgmen...

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  • Neck restraint death raises questions in Vegas
Neck restraint death raises questions in Vegas

Monday following reports from a woman that her armed, intoxicated ex-husband was threatening her children, Las Vegas Metro Police Capt. Kelly McMahill said. The brand of chokehold in question - a blood choke, or a Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint (LVNR) technique, in sanitized police vernacular. The officers used a Taser, which police said took " ...

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  • US plans funding ban on groups providing abortions
US plans funding ban on groups providing abortions

Other programs affected by the expanded policy, called "Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance", include the President's Malaria Initiative, which received about $621 million in funding in 2016, according to its website. "This executive order does not cut a single penny from US aid, rather it simply ensures our hard-earned tax dollars are used...

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  • Tehran mayor quits race for Iran presidency
Tehran mayor quits race for Iran presidency

Ghalibaf released a statement , calling on his supporters to back hardline cleric and jurist Ebrahim Raisi in Friday's election, saying it was vital for the "preservation of the interests of the people, the revolution and the country". If no candidate wins 50 per cent of the vote on Friday, a second-round run-off would be held a week later. "Wit...

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  • Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians
Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians

The Post report, citing US officials, alleged that Mr. Trump shared intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak pertaining to an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) plot. And, every time, Trump managed to not only survive but thrive - and the party leaders came crawling back. The latest controversy...

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  • Ford reportedly plans to cut around 10 percent of global workforce
Ford reportedly plans to cut around 10 percent of global workforce

The cuts are said to largely target salaried employees. Ford's profits sank 35% during the first quarter to $1.6 billion as higher costs for warranties, recalls and materials eroded profits. Ford has about 30,000 salaried workers in the United States. Since taking office, Trump has regularly focused on creating jobs in sectors like the automot...

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  • South African Opposition Wants Secret Ballot on Zuma Vote
South African Opposition Wants Secret Ballot on Zuma Vote

The date for the parliamentary vote also has yet to be scheduled. "This risk, we don't know its magnitude". The scheduled no-confidence debate has been postponed by parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete, who has said she has no powers to agree to a secret ballot.

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  • SPOTTED: Melissa McCarthy Scoots Around NYC On A WH Podium
SPOTTED: Melissa McCarthy Scoots Around NYC On A WH Podium

Potentially being replaced by Mike Huckabee's daughter, the firing of the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, having to hide in among bushes in an attempt to dodge reporters-it's enough to make the Spicer of just a few weeks ago seem relatively carefree.

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  • Trudeau Government Says Tillerson On Board With Climate Change
Trudeau Government Says Tillerson On Board With Climate Change

Both the Russian Foreign Ministry and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State David Balton (Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Affairs) emphasized in statements prior to the meeting, that unlike other regions in the world, "the Arctic remains stable and peaceful", as Balton stated in his May 8 background briefing on the Council meeti...

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  • Gve in the spirit of Anna Jarvis, the mother of Mother's Day
Gve in the spirit of Anna Jarvis, the mother of Mother's Day

IBTimes Singapore has brought you the names of 10 most influential celebrity mothers on the occasion of Mother's Day . Mother's Day in the United States traces its roots to Anna Jarvis, who made a decision to honor her ate mother in 1908 by creating a day just for that goal.

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  • Kellyanne Conway Secretly Hates Donald Trump, Claims 'Morning Joe' Hosts
Kellyanne Conway Secretly Hates Donald Trump, Claims 'Morning Joe' Hosts

MSNBC 's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on Monday claimed on-air that Conway is secretly disgusted by President Trump . "'I'm just doing it for the money. "And this is a man I've been alone with many times who's never been anything but gracious and gentleman and elevated me to the top level of his campaign, the way he's elevated wome...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn vows NHS 'for the many' with package of health reforms
Jeremy Corbyn vows NHS 'for the many' with package of health reforms

The Guardian says Mrs May's pledge and the counter-offer from Labour to resuscitate the NHS with extra funding, cutting waiting lists and scraping the 1% pay cap, shows the fight for the working class vote is intensifying. The Conservatives were on 48 per cent, up one point from a similar survey a week before, with Labour unchanged on 30 per cent...

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