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Trump Orders Review of Offshore Oil Drilling Rules

Jennifer Rubiello, state director of Environment Florida, said: " The president's action opens the door to expanded drilling into our public waters, including drilling that could threaten waters in the eastern Gulf of Mexico - a move that goes against the values a majority of Floridians share: that our oceans and beaches should be preserved , not sold off to the highest bidder". Read More »

Turkey's premier calls on opposition to respect referendum


It wants the election board to annul the referendum results. One of the delegates, Stefan Schennach, joined Turkish opposition in expressing serious concerns about the outcome, which he condemned as "unfair and unfree". They say the old model of double-headed, parliamentary-presidential governance had stalled Turkey on its path to becoming a regional and economic power. Read More »

Hollande says abstaining would boost Le Pen

Speaking to France's BFMTV, Le Pen's partner and party's Vice President Louis Aliot said Jalkh did not feel he was best poised to carry out his function and therefore would step down to "lodge a complaint and defend his honour". In the 1990s, 70 percent of the French said the National Front was a danger to democracy - a figure that today has fallen to 58 percent, according to noted far-right expert Jean-Yves Camus. Read More »

Nigeria releases Biafra separatist leader Kanu on bail


Nyako had told him to present three sureties - one of whom must be a serving senator; the second, a Jewish leader, and the third, a highly respected Nigerian. But, Justice Nyako had struck out six out of the 11 count amended charge filed against the defendants on grounds that the charges lacked competence. Read More »

UKIP leader to stand in British election


Coun Chris Pain has also confirmed he plans to stand, but has not confirmed under which banner. Ukip leader Paul Nuttall will stand in the seat of Boston and Skegness in the General Election. "We'll be giving it a good go". Nuttall has been due to attend a mini-rally at another pub nearby but it was cancelled after a fight broke out between two women outside the venue. Read More »

Obama takes a small jab at President Trump's Twitter


Obama was reportedly paid $400,000 to appear at the 90-minute History Channel event, called a "History Makers lunch", during which he was interviewed by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin . Elizabeth Warren said during an interview with SiriusXM's " Alter Family Politics ". "The influence of dollars on this place is what scares me". Read More »

Erdogan: 'Fresh page' for US relations with Trump

Afterwards, President Erdogan's world tour will take on a distinctly different tone as he transitions out of the multipolar realm and into the unipolar one, going straight from shaking hands with President Xi to flying across the Pacific to meet with President Trump in the US. Read More »

N.Korea test-fires ballistic missile, appears to have failed

The test came as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned the United Nations Security Council that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to "catastrophic consequences". North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador has warned that USA efforts to get rid of his country's nuclear weapons through military threats and sanctions are "a wild dream". Read More »

Le Pen steps down as party leader

Surveying Le Pen's results against more than a dozen such measures, the data suggest her message played particularly well in low-income areas with higher numbers of school dropouts. She has long distanced herself from her maverick father Jean-Marie, the former FN leader, and in the election campaign has put neither her party's name nor its trademark flame logo on her posters. Read More »

Trump to arrive in Israel May 22


Israeli settlements are seen as a major stumbling block to peace efforts, but Trump has indicated that his administration does not see settlement growth as an impediment. Shortly after Trump took office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lifted restrictions on settlement construction. Rep. Ron DeSantis on the meaning behind the timing of President Trump's visit to Israel. Read More »

Le Pen courts left-wing voters in video call

In an unprecedented letter issued yesterday, the directors of nine major public research institutes describe Le Pen's candidacy as a "terrible danger" and call on voters not to support her. After her voyage aboard the "Grace of God 2" trawler, Le Pen said: "My grandfather was a fisherman, so I am in my element". Le Pen has been courting the blue-collar vote, while Macron argues that France needs to make it easier for companies to hire. Read More »

Baahubali's Sahoo: Surprise awaits for Prabhas fans at theatres

If trade pundits and films experts are to be believed, filmmaker S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus will set new benchmarks in Indian cinema. If not Baahubali first part, it would have been tough for me to bring something like a submarine war film ( The Ghazi Attack ) alive in India. Read More »

Militant Group: Pakistani ISI Using Prisoner for Propaganda


Ehsan, who had reportedly surrendered to Pakistani security forces earlier this month, also accused the Afghan and Indian intelligence agencies of forging a nexus against Islamabad, and coordinating their attacks on Pakistan. "This outcome would be highly desirable for broader American interests, given Pakistan's central role in the stability of the entire region and its ability to upend that stability", he said. Read More »

Russell Westbrook's triple-double not enough as Thunder lose

Westbrook finished the game with 35 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists for his third-straight triple-double. Reporter: Russell, I'm not trying to split you up, but twice in three games you guys have not played well at all when you've gone to the bench, and I'm just trying to figure out what's going on. Read More »

Ivanka Trump Forced To Defend Father Donald At Women's Summit


She continued , "One of the things that I value about my father, as a businessman and now the leader of our country, is that he curates ideas and he likes to hear from people with divergent viewpoints". Another simply ran a picture of Ivanka, captioned with the phrase, "First Whisperer". When asked if that included opening the borders to Syrian refugees in the U.S., Ivanka answered, "That has to be part of the discussion, but that's not going to be enough, in and of itself". Read More »

Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches

On Thursday, Kejriwal had said the people of Delhi would risk their children's lives if they voted for the BJP in the civic polls, during a Facebook Live event. The initial hours of polling, which began at 8 AM, witnessed a dismal turnout. The 2012 municipal elections had recorded a 55% turnout, the highest ever in the city's civic polls. Read More »

Abbas to stop funding electricity in Hamas-run Gaza


In a letter addressing global parliamentarians, Barghouti said that the Zionist authorities have detained 70 Palestinian lawmakers since 2002, noting that 13 lawmakers are still in Israeli jails for today, in a humiliating move to the Palestinian people. Read More »

Senator: Trump won't let NKorea build missile to reach US

As The Two-Way reported Monday , "the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was rerouted toward North Korea earlier this month, after initial confusion over its strike group's deployment - including remarks by President Trump that he was sending "an armada" to the Korean Peninsula". Read More »

Court documents: Mother had abused teen in kidnapping case


The teacher, Tad Cummins, faces federal charges of bringing a minor across state lines for sex and state charges of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor. The documents claim that Mrs. Thomas abused her other children as well: She is accused of knocking one daughter unconscious with a wooden board, hitting her children so hard that they bled, and throwing a chair at a daughter. Read More »

Trump visit to Israel at end of May in 'advanced talks'

Israel seized the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the 1967 Middle East war and has controlled them ever since. Hamas has been in control of Gaza for over a decade, essentially banning the Fatah-controlled PA government headed by Mahmoud Abbas to Ramallah and several other cities in Yehudah and Shomron. Read More »

Lionel Messi: Barcelona icon speaks out following incredible winner over Real Madrid


Ramos was shown a straight red card by referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez after leaping in two-footed at Messi, who jumped out of the way to avoid any serious contact being made. 2 He is a Four-Time Winner of the FIFA Ballon D'Or . Madrid opened scoring when Casemiro lashed on to a ball from Sergio Ramos which hit the post to net in for Madrid in the 28th minute of the game. Read More »

China launches its second aircraft carrier

With a larger hangar and improved technology, the new carrier, which has been in production since 2013, should become operational in 2020. The new carrier has a more advanced weapons systems than the Liaoning , said Mr Ni Lexiong, director of the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law's Sea Power and Defence Policy Research Institute. Read More »

United States missile defense system deployed in South Korea


But behind the scenes, his advisers are working urgently to crystallize what, until now, have been loose sets of policy directives that have frustrated some career national security officials and foreign allies. Experts contacted by Business Insider have stressed that diplomatic engagement with North Korea, an option that hasn't yet been pursued by the Trump administration, could be the key to defusing the crisis. Read More »

Full text of US statement on North Korea policy

But defense officials say Pyongyang is unlikely to abandon its nuclear weapons program no matter how much pressure its main ally applies. The U.S. House of Representatives could vote as soon as next week on legislation to toughen sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and companies that do business with the reclusive state , congressional aides said on Thursday. Read More »

Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not 'meaningful'


I argued last week that anecdotal stories about disillusioned Trump supporters were overdone. But the onetime anti-establishment candidate who promised to "drain the swamp" in Washington appears to have recognized - with a mix of naivete and craftiness - that he has one of the most hard jobs in the world. Read More »