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- May 02, 2019

The chairman said he will not issue a subpoena Thursday morning, but the committee is considering a contempt citation against Barr if the Justice Department does not provide them the underacted Mueller report in the coming days. He said he had asked Mueller's team to identify grand jury information that would need to be redacted, but when he received the report, they hadn't done it. (more...)
Labor Party Supports New Brexit Referendum with Caveats Labor Party Supports New Brexit Referendum with Caveats
- May 02, 2019

Mr Gove, one of the leaders of the Leave campaign in the 2016 referendum, said it would be better to accept the "unpalatable" outcome of a deal with Labour than the "disastrous" outcome of Brexit not happening at all, according to The Daily Telegraph. (more...)
Thai King announces consort to be Queen ahead of coronation Thai King announces consort to be Queen ahead of coronation
- May 02, 2019

The announcement was made in the Royal Gazette , which said the King has legally married Ms Suthida but did not specify the date of their marriage. King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida sign marriage documents during their wedding ceremony in Bangkok , Thailand May 1, 2019, in this screen grab taken from a video. (more...)
How Venezuelan opposition envisions ousting Maduro from power How Venezuelan opposition envisions ousting Maduro from power
- May 02, 2019

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday rejected the suggestion that Moscow had persuaded Maduro not to flee, calling the assertion part of an information war . "Please, Mr. Pompeo, you're not being serious", he said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also confirmed today that "military action is possible". Bolton made it clear that Russia's interference in the matter was not welcome. (more...)
Japanese Emperor Akihito to Abdicate After 3 Decades on Throne Japanese Emperor Akihito to Abdicate After 3 Decades on Throne
- May 02, 2019

And he offered his "heartfelt gratitude to the people of Japan who accepted me as the symbol of the state and supported me". "I think it will set the tone [of the new era]", Professor Ruoff said. Akihito has sought to modernise Japan's imperial family, which has a sensitive position given the role his father Hirohito played in the country's militaristic past. (more...)
Trump, CNN Fume Over New York Times' Anti-Semitic Cartoon Trump, CNN Fume Over New York Times' Anti-Semitic Cartoon
- May 02, 2019

Worse yet, the cartoon was published a few days before a mass shooter attacked a Jewish synagogue in San Diego, killing one woman and wounding three others. "Such imagery is always risky, and at a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, it's all the more unacceptable", read the statement . It remains to be seen what happens next, but the Times through spokeswoman Rhoades-Ha continues to refuse to identify the editor it says was responsible, delineate what exact punishment ... (more...)
Trump Calls For Asylum-Seekers To Pay Fees, Proposing New Restrictions Trump Calls For Asylum-Seekers To Pay Fees, Proposing New Restrictions
- May 02, 2019

But immigrant advocates say the Trump administration's efforts to restrict asylum protections harms people legitimately seeking refuge from violence and persecution. The news release called out asylum-seekers who make "meritless claims" in order to enter the United States and "remain here indefinitely". Taken together, the proposed changes take direct aim at migrants seeking asylum. (more...)
UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson fired over Huawei leak UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson fired over Huawei leak
- May 01, 2019

A Chinese official accused Williamson of a return to a "Cold War mentality", while British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond had to cancel a trip to China in the aftermath. "It has been conducted fairly, with the full co-operation of other NSC attendees", May wrote. They have all answered questions, engaged properly, provided as much information as possible to assist with the investigation, and encouraged their staff to do the same. (more...)
Iran's top commander says no intention to close Strait of Hormuz Iran's top commander says no intention to close Strait of Hormuz
- May 01, 2019

This has been ongoing, accelerating in past days. Iran's top military commander says all American ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz have so far remained answerable to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as the force in charge of security in the strategic waterway despite Washington's latest wave of hostile measures against the Iranian nation. (more...)
China urges United Kingdom to act independently over Huawei and 5G China urges United Kingdom to act independently over Huawei and 5G
- May 01, 2019

The paper also reported that various ministers had raised concerns about the plan. The Chinese ambassador voiced his understanding of Britain's security concerns, Liu said, "This is because 5G, as representative of an entire new generation of communications technology, is not ideal and does still need improvements". (more...)
JeM chief Masood Azhar declared global terrorist by UNSC JeM chief Masood Azhar declared global terrorist by UNSC
- May 01, 2019

A decision on whether Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammed chief Masood Azhar will be listed as a global terrorist by the United Nations will be known Wednesday as the world body's Sanctions Committee holds a crucial meeting, amid indications that China could lift its hold on the proposal to blacklist Azhar. (more...)
Voting ends in 4th phase of Indian general elections Voting ends in 4th phase of Indian general elections
- May 01, 2019

The EC has deployed 580 companies of central forces to man over 98 per cent of the polling booths in these constituencies to ensure free and fair polling. The EC received 630 complaints, of which it said 602 were resolved. "They (BJP) do not have a support base in the constituency so they could not appoint enough observers for the polling stations". (more...)
BJP questions Rahul Gandhi over Home Ministry's notice on his citizenship status BJP questions Rahul Gandhi over Home Ministry's notice on his citizenship status
- May 01, 2019

In November 2015, the Supreme Court dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the citizenship of Gandhi while noting that PILs were not meant to target one individual or organisation but was a medium to resolve human suffering through good governance. (more...)
Julian Assange appears in London court for sentencing over breaking bail Julian Assange appears in London court for sentencing over breaking bail
- May 01, 2019

In a letter read out on his behalf, Assange expressed regret, saying: "I did what I thought at the time was the best or perhaps the only thing that I could have done". They responded by raising theirs and shouting "Shame on you!" towards the court. American authorities have charged him with conspiring to break into a Pentagon computer system. (more...)
Trump oil sanctions go into effect while debate on move continues Trump oil sanctions go into effect while debate on move continues
- May 01, 2019

Oil prices pared their gains on Tuesday, after global benchmark Brent crude rose above $73 a barrel, as the market grew less anxious that a rebellion against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro would hit the country's crude exports. "Their oil production is going to continue to slide". OPEC and other allies led by Russian Federation have agreed to cut output by around 1.2 million bpd for six months until the end of June. (more...)
Embassy following up on reports of Palestinian who died in Turkish custody Embassy following up on reports of Palestinian who died in Turkish custody
- May 01, 2019

Turkish officials have said they are investigating possible links between the two men and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi over six months ago. Yusuf Zaki, the son of the deceased Palestinian man, called on an global commission to investigate his father›s death. "We were surprised by his arrest since April 4, and we were more shocked by the false accusations against him", Yusuf added. (more...)
Sri Lanka government lifts ban on social media Sri Lanka government lifts ban on social media
- May 01, 2019

A total of 106 suspects, including a Tamil medium teacher and a school principal, have been arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday blasts. Then the Islamic State group on April 23 released images of Zahran and others pledging their loyalty to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the group's shadowy leader. (more...)
Full text of new Emperor's 1st public remarks Full text of new Emperor's 1st public remarks
- May 01, 2019

But the main event will be at precisely 5:00pm local time (0800 GMT), when the 85-year-old will formally step down in a 10-minute ceremony in the "Matsu-no-Ma" ("Room of Pine"), considered the most elegant hall in the sumptuous Imperial Palace. (more...)
Zarif criticized for showing 'weakness' in proposing Iran-US prisoner swap Zarif criticized for showing 'weakness' in proposing Iran-US prisoner swap
- May 01, 2019

Trump's unsafe policies. "They have tried to bring the USA into a war" with Iran , Zarif said, with the goal, "at least" of "regime change". "The JCPOA showed sanctions could be removed through negotiations", Zarif said, noting his country has never violated its commitments, and it was the opposite sides, particularly the United States, that did not live up to their undertakings. (more...)
Cyclone Fani: Here's All You Need to Know | The Quint Cyclone Fani: Here's All You Need to Know | The Quint
- May 01, 2019

In case of an "extremely severe cyclonic storm ", the wind speed goes up to 170-180 kmph and could gain the speed of 195-200 kmph. "It is very likely to move northwestwards till the noon of May 1 and thereafter recurve north-northeastwards and cross Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, to the south of Puri , around the afternoon of May 3 with maximum sustained wind of speed 175-185 kmph gusting to 205 kmph", the IMD bulletin said. (more...)

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