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KM Mani Hobnobs with CPM in Kottayam District Panchayath

The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala chose to take legal action against the alleged anti-woman remarks in a speech made by state electricity minister MM Mani, a CPM leader. On Wednesday, the troika of Congress leadership in Kerala-leader of the opposition Ramesh Chennithala, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and working president M.M.

Florida House loosens up on medical marijuana, but not to smoking it

After days of debate, lawmakers were able to get to a vote on the legislation as a result of a bipartisan amendment that the Senate adopted late in the evening on Wednesday. The amendment also calls on the department to license any applicants denied a license, if the applicant was awarded "a license pursuant to an administrative or legal challenge".

Sigar Reports 'Shockingly High' Death Rate Among Afghan Soldiers

Stoltenberg told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag in an interview published on April 30 that in view of the "challenging" security situation, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation could increase the number of personnel in Afghanistan from the current 13,000, although he did not give a specific figure.

The NSA Collected 151 Million Phone Records In 2016

Privacy advocates suggest the law is too broad and wide-ranging, allowing the NSA to collect everything from internet activity to phone communications without the need first to obtain a warrant. While the transparency report does give the number of Americans "unmasked" upon request a year ago, for the redactions meant to protect privacy to be removed, it doesn't give details about who asked for the names or why.

NKorea says it will speed up nuke program in response to US

It marked the latest fluctuation as Mr Trump's administration struggles to articulate its policy for addressing the growing threat from North Korea's nuclear programme. Much of the country is impoverished and malnourished. Mr Trump's comments have sparked outrage among South Korean media outlets, which warned of a "Trump risk" threatening the alliance between Washington and Seoul .

Premier campaigns in East Kootenay, as shadow of Trump looms over election

Amidst those results, Green candidates are coming under increasing scrutiny as their party surges to its highest support in British Columbia's history - and with that surge, its slate of hopefuls across the province are under the microscope.

Lawmakers settle on $1T plan to avoid US gov't shutdown

The opposition party has hailed the spending bill as a victory because Trump's administration punted on several elements named as priorities during his presidential campaign. Republican leaders in the Senate abandoned the 60-vote threshold to confirm Trump's nomination of a conservative jurist, Neil Gorsuch, to the Supreme Court, on a simple majority vote, but have said they won't do away with the 60-vote requirement on legislative measures.

Taliban kill 8 police in northern province

Secretary of Defense James Mattis made a visit to Afghanistan Monday, where he and General John Nicholson stated that a top US adversary was backing the Taliban. Defense Secretary James Mattis slammed the Taliban as having "no religious foundation" and being "not devout anything" after a Friday attack on an Afghan army base that left 150 soldiers dead.

National Day of Prayer May 4

This year's theme, "For Your Great Name's Sake - Hear Us". President Harry S. Truman introduced National Day of Prayer, which originated on April 17, 1952, to the nation as Public Law 82-324. It is an annual observance held the first Thursday of May and invites peoples of all faiths to pray for the future of the country. Donna Crowe, organizer of the Johnstown National Day of Prayer event, said the event is a time for community leaders and individuals to join together and come before the ...

Thousands Welcome Freed Ex-PM Haradinaj in Kosovo

Kosovan Prime Minister What Hashim Thaci, said: "This is good news for Kosovo". Serbia called an immediate cabinet meeting to discuss the court's decision, which can not be appealed. He is due to arrive in Pristina later in the day, Reuters reports. Haradinaj said he was disappointed that state institutions had not supported him as he would have liked.

Duterte to 'skip' arbitral ruling during ASEAN summit

He said: "They (China) really claim it as their own, even a long time ago". That indicates a change in the sentiment on display in February past year when Obama became the first president to host the Asean leaders in the U.S. "Please?'" Duterte said in explaining his decision to walk back his decision. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Monday that South Korean naval ships will conduct training exercises with the U.S.

Tariffs set on Canadian lumber

Freeland reminded viewers that although Canadians are known for being polite and nice, hockey is the national sport. Softwood trade has always been an irritant between the two nations and was expected to flare up again after a deal that limited Canada's share of the U.S.

UK police foil second London terror plot in a day

Police said the armed entry was necessary due to the nature of the intelligence they had received and involved officers firing CS gas. All of them were detained on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts.

'Huge' explosion at Damascus airport

When pushed by the interviewer about whether he was claiming responsibility for the attack, Katz said: "I did not say that, I said what I said". 'Naturally, I don't want to elaborate on this'. Hezbollah's al-Manar media station reported a blast at the fuel tanks and a warehouse next to the airport, which is 25 kilometers (16 miles) east of the city's center.

German finance minister warns: No free lunch for Britain in Brexit negotiations

The tough guidelines call for a "phased approach", noting that progress must first be made on issues like citizens' rights and a financial settlement before negotiations on a possible trade agreement can begin. In the transitional deal, Britain would still remain under EU control and jurisdiction, with ultimate oversight by the European Court of Justice. Meanwhile, Belgian prime minister Charles Michel said Britain might attempt to "split the 27 nations and it is a trap we need to avoid".

Former 'Bachlelor' Chris Soules charged with felony in fatal crash

He reportedly called 911 after the crash and checked the victim's pulse before leaving the scene, according to authorities. The tractor driver was taken to a hospital, but he was not able to survive his injuries. The firm plans to issue a statement later Thursday, which would be the first word from Soules' defense since the crash Monday night in northern Iowa.

Prominent firm to defend 'Bachelor' star in Iowa crash case

This time, Soules made a distressed call to 911 before fleeing the scene. Soules responds "yes" over and over as the operator asks about the man, including whether he was thrown into "a ditch" as a result of the accident. Today, Radar Online is reporting that authorities in Soules' Iowa hometown are investigating the accident as a criminal matter and have not ruled out the possibility that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Fields begin to dry out as planting season is in full swing

Winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 12 poor, 32 fair, 45 good, and 7 excellent. Four percent of the soybeans were planted there versus the 1% average. "The state continued to receive some rain, with eastern counties receiving 1 to 2 in". The additional moisture continued to aid wheat development.

Commerce Department Orders 20 Percent Tariff On Canadian Lumber Imports

Trump's White House acknowledged the two leaders discussed Canadian lumber and the dairy trade in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. However, Trudeau's office was less positive in its assessment of the conversation with Trump, during which the PM "refuted the baseless allegations by the US Department of Commerce and the decision to impose unfair duties", Efe news reported.

Indian vice president visits Armenian Genocide memorial in Yerevan

India and Armenia on Tuesday signed three agreements after Vice President Hamid Ansari held a bilateral meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan in Yerevan. "We are obliged to adopt the universal values", he added. It aims to strengthen bilateral scientific and technological cooperation in the field of agriculture.

Chelsea beat Southampton 4-2 in EPL

Because against United we lost three points and then you had to prepare (for) a semi-final against Tottenham. He's very important for us. Whatever Antonio Conte said to his players in the dressing room proved effective as the team emerged from the half-time break more determined and decisive.

Sharks' Joe Thornton played 4 playoff games with a torn ACL, MCL

Actually, they probably have until Wednesday or Thursday, depending whether any of the other series go seven, before they play Game 1 in Anaheim. In the last two, he was on the ice for 22:08 and 22:01. Former Anaheim Duck Patrick Maroon thinks the Oilers just need to pick up where they left off against San Jose and they'll be fine. Just one trip to the finals over the last 14 years.

Syrian Kurds seek US-led coalition air cover

Ayrault, who had said a week before that he had proof that the regime was behind the attack, said the analysis of samples taken at the scene of the attack showed "there is no doubt that sarin gas was used" and that "there is also no doubt about the responsibility of the Syrian regime given the way that the sarin used was produced".

Venezuela death toll hits 29, protesters battle security forces

On Monday, three other protesters were killed during nationwide protests by opponents calling for elections to remove Maduro from office. The wave of protests since early April against socialist President Nicolas Maduro have sparked Venezuela's worst violence since 2014.

Trump and Trumble: Australian PM to meet US President

The New York trip follows Mr Turnbull's pre-Anzac Day visit to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he met US Defence Secretary James Mattis. During his visit to Australia at the weekend US Vice-President Mike Pence briefed Turnbull on the new administration's defence and foreign policy assessments, as tensions ramp up with North Korea.

Nasdaq ends above 6000 for first time as USA stocks rally again

Nine of the 11 major S&P 500 sectors were higher, with materials and financials in the lead. The Nasdaq Composite is up around 12% year to date. "If the economy is going to heat up, you want to be in an area that can keep up", said Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist and senior portfolio manager at Boston Private Wealth.

Saudi King appoints his son ambassador to the U.S

He replaces Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki as the envoy to Washington. A national security center was established under the royal court and Ibrahim al-Omar was named governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), an agency managing foreign investment in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia restores civil service and military allowances

Saudi Arabian stocks advanced the most this month on optimism consumer spending will increase after King Salman restored bonuses and allowances for state employees. Prince Khaled, the new ambassador, is an air force pilot who flew missions as part of that anti-Daesh coalition, said Salman Al Ansari, president of the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee.

Yogendra bowls googly to Kejriwal before MCD polls

The BJP, which now rules the MCD and all its three arms, is looking to retain power in the civic body, while the AAP is trying hard to wrest power from the Amit Shah-led party. There are many voters, who voted for the historic change in 2015, but this time they are going back to the BJP, Yogendra Yadav said. Summary: In the first attack on Lt Governor Anil Baijal since he assumed office on December 31, 2016, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday claimed that the L-G fired a ...

Canada police charge woman with smuggling refugees from US

The nine, who RCMP say are from West Africa, were safely transferred into the custody of the Canadian Border Services Agency and have all since claimed refugee status. Intended as a slam at U.S. President Donald Trump's temporary immigration and refugee ban, Trudeau's foolish virtue-signalling has caused Canada's border agency problems ever since.