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World News Germany warns Iraqi Kurds against 'one-sided' referendum plans
Author: 0 Germany warns Iraqi Kurds against 'one-sided' referendum plans

So far, the Iraqi government has no reaction to the declaration and is expected to oppose the Kurdish move in protest to the timing as the Iraqi forces are in fighting against terrorism, including the Islamic State (IS) militant group, and because of the disputed areas outside the region.

World News Iman remembers late husband David Bowie on 25th anniversary
Author: 0 Iman remembers late husband David Bowie on 25th anniversary

Bowie died a year ago at 69, following a battle with cancer. She posted old black and white photo of the couple to Instagram, with the pair seen under an umbrella, Bowie kissing Iman's forehead and her hand on his shoulder. Whether it was on the one-year anniversary of his death, or on Valentine's Day, Iman is never afraid to express her love for her late husband publicly.

World News Gunmen attack Iran parliament and mausoleum, killing at least one: State media
Author: 0 Gunmen attack Iran parliament and mausoleum, killing at least one: State media

Any struggle for influence between the Sunni Muslim kingdom and the revolutionary Shi'ite theocracy ought to take place "inside Iran, not in Saudi Arabia", he said without elaborating. The semi-official Tasnim news agency says medics are treating the guard. The attack comes at a time of simmering hostility between regional powers resulting from, among other factors, the Syrian civil war and President Donald Trump's numerous public statements declaring his intent to isolate and weaken ...

World News Gunmen attack Iran parliament, mausoleum
Author: 0 Gunmen attack Iran parliament, mausoleum

Two senior government officials, who asked not to be named, said the blasts might prompt a blame game and exacerbate political in-fighting. The group, which also has bases in Pakistan, is believed to be significantly weakened after its leader Abdolmalek Rigi was captured and executed by Iran in 2010.

World News Backed anti-IS forces to announce Raqqa assault start date on Tuesday
Author: 0 Backed anti-IS forces to announce Raqqa assault start date on Tuesday

Earlier in the day, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), the military branch of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), started a US-backed offensive on Raqqa on June 2 and Turkey had been informed about the operation before it started.

World News Election Commission's EVM challenge is unconstitutional: Uttarakhand HC
Author: 0 Election Commission's EVM challenge is unconstitutional: Uttarakhand HC

By the time the deadline expired at 5 pm on May 26, only two parties, the NCP and the CPI (M), had confirmed their participation for the EVM challenge, according to the Election Commission . "It raises doubts about the motive of Election Commission behind this denial", the leader said. "Serial numbers of battery and memory are crucial parts of an Electronic Voting Machine and should have been provided, as it was a specific request and these were very much available with the EC", she said ...

World News Congress Roasted For Map That Marks Out 'Indian Occupied Kashmir'
Author: 0 Congress Roasted For Map That Marks Out 'Indian Occupied Kashmir'

However, it was not immediately known whether it was done deliberately or it was a goof-up. It is to mention here that India is illegally occupying Jammu and Kashmir since the partition of Indian subcontinent in 1947 and claims its accession under a controversial document, Instrument of Accession, it signed with the then Dogra Maharaja of Kashmir.

Author: 0 Lead of UK Conservatives holds, May now seen negatively

An election that, several weeks ago, promised a certain victory by a wide margin is suddenly too close for comfort. If May failed to win an overall majority, she would be forced to strike a deal with another party to continue governing either as a coalition or a minority government.

Author: 0 North Korea 'disrespected' China by missile test

The missile, reportedly a Scud-class ballistic missile, launched from the coastal town of Wonsan flew about 450 km (280 miles), South Korean officials said . President Donald Trump on Monday called North Korea's latest missile test a slap in the face for its main ally China, which the USA leader praised for trying to rein in the regime.

Author: 0 Putin denies involvement in hacking, praises Trump

It is "theoretically possible" that "patriotic" Russians made a decision to take matters into their own hands in response to negative reporting on Russia by the US media and other foreign outlets, Putin said Thursday in a meeting with senior editors of leading global news agencies.

Author: 0 European Commission leader blasts Trump on climate plans

It was signed by 196 countries that set themselves goals to minimize carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change . He said that the agreement was "the biggest step forward we've taken in many, many years" and noted that Trump is going against the advice of "some of his most senior advisors" as well as that of scientists "all over this country".

Author: 0 Trump's cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns

The Secret Service issued Trump a secured phone for his inauguration, but the president has since reportedly used an unsecured Android phone to tweet from the White House while watching television. All the sources asked to remain anonymous as they are not permitted to disclose the information. The White House also declined to offer any further comment about the situation.

Author: 0 French president flexes diplomatic muscles in Putin meeting

Mr Putin justified having received Mr Macron's rival, the extreme right-wing leader Marine Le Pen, during the French presidential campaign, and criticised worldwide sanctions against his country. The Associated Press reports a previous visit from Putin, scheduled for last October, was even canceled after then-President Francois Hollande said Russian Federation could face war crimes for its role in supporting Assad.

World News South African ruling party debates fate of president
Author: 0 South African ruling party debates fate of president

The NEC does not usually vote on issues and relies on convincing members to reach a final decision. ANC lawmakers occupy 62 percent of the 400 seats in the National Assembly. Mr. Zuma has been South African president since 2009 and won re-election in 2014. At 0645 GMT, the rand traded at R13.0500 per dollar, 0.6% weaker from its NY close on Monday.

World News French president flexes muscles in Putin talks
Author: 0 French president flexes muscles in Putin talks

It was part of what he called a "frank exchange " with President Vladimir Putin when he welcomed him to Versailles . France was one the main proponents of sanctions that have significantly damaged trade between the European Union and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Trump Blasts Germany on Trade, NATO: 'Very Bad for US'

Concluding his engagements in Germany , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday left for Spain on the second leg of his six-day, four-nation tour of Europe. In turn, German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested over the weekend that her country's relationship with the USA had shifted. Merkel, during a campaign in Germany's southern state of Bavaria, said following the election of the U.S President Donald Trump and Brexit, Europeans "really have to take destiny into their own hands".

Author: 0 No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

Tom Cole, R-Okla., told White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney that Trump's proposed cuts to medical research are "penny-wise and pound-foolish" - and then excused himself to preside over DeVos' testimony. But they also credit the Trump administration with at least trying to get things into balance, and welcome the bullish attitude on the economy. White House Budget Director Mulvaney also took up the theme of morality in his opening remarks, equating federal deficit spending to ...

Author: 0 British PM candidates clash over Brexit in TV grilling

Members of former USA presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaign team are in Britain helping out Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn in his attempt to become the next United Kingdom prime minister, The Guardian reported on Tuesday. "You don't address these problems by ignoring them". "We are doing the right thing in making a success of Brexit", she said, vowing to maintain her reputation as a "bloody hard woman" during talks with European Union leaders if her party wins the election ...

World News Germany detains Syrian allegedly planning Berlin attack
Author: 0 Germany detains Syrian allegedly planning Berlin attack

That attack on a Christmas market by Anis Amri, a Tunisian, put security services under intense scrutiny because of the way in which the attacker, who was later shot dead by police in Italy, evaded their surveillance and crossed European borders undetected.

Author: 0 Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance

The White House poured cold water on suggestions of a transatlantic rift today, saying US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel "get along very well". "I've experienced that in the last few days". "I think she made one very catastrophic mistake and that was taking all of these illegals (sic), you know taking all of the people from wherever they come from", Trump said in a joint interview published by German daily Bild and British newspaper The Times, referring to ...

World News Philippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiers
Author: 0 Philippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiers

Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into the southern Philippine. At least 44 people, majority suspected militants, have been killed. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte , giving a pep talk to his troops in the country's restive south, exhorted the soldiers to go all out in fighting Islamic militants, but he said he's willing to sit down with his enemies and talk peace.

Author: 0 Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

Rouhani also criticized Saudi Arabia after it just hosted President Donald Trump's first foreign trip , saying that the kingdom "has never seen a ballot box" while Iran just hosted a successful presidential election in which over 40 million people voted.

World News Business as usual despite raised terror threat level: Nicola Sturgeon
Author: 0 Business as usual despite raised terror threat level: Nicola Sturgeon

She said having a "robust debate" was right but added "we must never forget that we all want the best for our constituents and communities - and we are all united in our defence of democracy". He added: "There is no intelligence to suggest there is any specific threat to Scotland but I would ask the public to remain alert and report anything suspicious".

World News Safety Calls Increase Between US, Russia Militaries
Author: 0 Safety Calls Increase Between US, Russia Militaries

The U.S. has made its intentions clear to the Russians regarding an-Tanf, and deconfliction is now working well, said Capt. Jeff Davis. The coalition said the pro-government forces advanced in a "deconfliction zone" and posed a threat to coalition-backed forces.

Author: 0 UK school confirms student, 15, killed in Manchester blast

Teenager Olivia Campbell-Hardy, who went to a school near Manchester, was at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester with a friend on Monday night. Little Saffie Rose Roussos was the youngest victim of the terror attack , at just eight years old.

Author: 0 Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border

The solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile flew about 310 miles and reached a height of 350 miles Sunday before plunging into the Pacific Ocean. "Our government assesses that the UNSC member states, including China and Russian Federation, have united to announce their swift and stern stance against the North's ballistic missile provocation", a foreign ministry official said.

Author: 0 Korea fires ballistic missile in latest test, Seoul says

South Korean government not looking to resume full-fledged dialogue yet, but could reinstate Panmunjeom hotline "We mean to carry out a flexible review of private-sector exchange and other key issues dealing with inter-Korean relations in a way that does not damage the global community's framework of sanctions against North Korea ", said South Korea's Unification Ministry spokesperson Lee Duk-haeng on May 22.

World News Trump says a 'lot of love' will help bring Middle East peace
Author: 0 Trump says a 'lot of love' will help bring Middle East peace

From Israel, Trump will head to the Vatican for an audience with Pope Francis. He didn't elaborate on the more delicate question: whether the administration would change US policy over the status of Jerusalem . Earlier on Monday, on Mr Trump's first visit to Israel as president, he said he sees a growing recognition among Muslim nations that they share a "common cause" with Israel in their determination to counter threats posed by Iran.

World News Times Square driver says he tried to get mental help
Author: 0 Times Square driver says he tried to get mental help

Richard Rojas enlisted in the Navy in 2011. Rojas claims that the last thing he remembers doing Thursday was driving his vehicle in an attempt to unwind. No one had a clue that video would capture the last few moments of her life. After the auto struck a barricade and stopped, the driver climbed out of his vehicle, Lowe said.

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