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Equatorial Guinea wins United Nations seat over rights groups' concerns

Equatorial Guinea wins United Nations seat over rights groups' concerns Voting between the pair was deadlocked past year so they agreed that Italy would serve on the council for 2017 and then step down to allow the Netherlands to be elected for 2018. The oil-rich central African country, which has been ruled by Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo for almost four decades, ran unopposed for one of two seats representing Africa on the council. [Full Article...]

Three teenagers arrested in kidnapping and killing of 6-year-old boy

Three teenagers arrested in kidnapping and killing of 6-year-old boy Ebony Archer, Kingston's mother, told authorities she made a quick stop at Kroger to pick up supplies for Kingston's upcoming "graduation from Kindergarten" party, and she mistakenly left the little boy in the auto, and let him sleep while ran inside the store. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin fights election-tampering accusations with his own shots at US

Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 in Russian Federation. Putin has, intentionally or not, frequently echoed President Donald Trump's criticisms of the focus on potential ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during the presidential election. [Full Article...]

Champions League final talking points

I expect an open game on both sides. Zidane had a hand in Madrid's ninth, 10th and 11th European triumphs-as a player, assistant coach and head coach-and the quest for the "Duodecima" (12th) brings him up against an old flame. Gianluigi Buffon, the 39-year-old Juventus veteran seeking his first Champions League title, takes on Cristiano Ronaldo , Real Madrid star trying to win the title for... [Full Article...]

Burnley's Kevin Long makes Ireland debut in 3-1 defeat to Mexico

Ireland face their Group D rivals in Dublin a week on Sunday knowing another win would, at worst, leave them still level with leaders Serbia on points with four games remaining and a trip to next summer's finals in Russian Federation very much within their grasp. [Full Article...]

US Spelling Bee: Indian-American kid Ananya Vinay wins Scripps'17

The spelling bee has been won by an Indian American each year dating back to 2008. Ananya's victory broke the Bee's three-year streak of ending in a tie. "It's like a dream come true, I'm so happy right now", Ananya said upon receiving the trophy. Without wasting much time, Rohan spelt Bandkeramik , a word for European Neolithic pottery. [Full Article...]

Belgian charged with leadership role in 2015 Paris attacks

Belgian charged with leadership role in 2015 Paris attacks Belgium has been on high alert since March 22 a year ago when suicide bombers attacked Zaventem airport and the Maalbeek metro station, killing 32 people and leaving more than 320 wounded. Belgian authorities detained Yassine Atar , 30, who allegedly ran an Isis cell that launched the attack in France, in 2015, which also injured hundreds. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande promises to return to Manchester for fundraising concert

Ariana Grande promises to return to Manchester for fundraising concert The arrests bring to 11 the number of suspects held in Britain over Monday's blast, in which 116 people were also injured, and for which the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility. Gallagher tweeted that he was "in total shock and absolutely devastated" by the attack. Despite the country being placed on critical alert, police have urged people to go out and enjoy themselves. [Full Article...]

New poll shows possible defeat for Theresa May

New poll shows possible defeat for Theresa May They showed Theresa May's party might lose 20 of the 330 seats it holds, with Jeremy Corbyn's Labour gaining almost 30 seats. In the wake of the news the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, sprung a surprise announcement: that he would attend a televised BBC debate with the other main party leaders. [Full Article...]

White House official: Trump plans to pull US from Paris deal

White House official: Trump plans to pull US from Paris deal Trump's decision marked "a sad day for the global community", said Miguel Arias Canete, climate action commissioner for the European Union. What is not yet clear is whether Trump plans to initiate a formal withdrawal from the Paris accord, which under the terms of the agreement could take three years, or exit the underlying United Nations climate change treaty on which the accord was based. [Full Article...]

Scott Pelley becomes full-time '60 Minutes' correspondent

Scott Pelley becomes full-time '60 Minutes' correspondent The folks at CBS put the plan into action while Pelley was actually out of the studio on an assignment for 60 Minutes , with sources indicating that his office was in the process of being cleared out. Collectively, the three networks reach 24.2 million each night, down 4 percent from past year, the Nielsen ratings company said. CBS gave no reason publicly for ousting Pelley. [Full Article...]

Dozens Dead After Gunman Torches Philippine Resort

Dozens Dead After Gunman Torches Philippine Resort The gunmen reportedly tried to make off with about $2.6 million in casino chips. "Either he lost in the casino and wanted to recoup his losses or he went totally nuts", said Albayalde. A South Korean victim died in the evacuation. More than 70 people suffered mostly minor injuries in the stampede to escape. But CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank pointed out that the first claim of respon... [Full Article...]

Putin avoids criticizing Trump climate decision

Putin's shift, according to analysts, could mean he is anticipating that ongoing Russia investigations in Washington could unearth convincing evidence of Russian involvement in hacks directed against US political institutions and organizations. [Full Article...]

Former Penn State administrators get jail time in Sandusky scandal

Curley was sentenced to seven to 23 months imprisonment plus two years probation. Ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier (SPAN'-yur) and two other former school administrators are facing sentencing for child endangerment for failing to report now-convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky to authorities. [Full Article...]

Goldman Sachs CEO Tweets for the First Time, Slams Trump's Paris Decision

Goldman Sachs CEO Tweets for the First Time, Slams Trump's Paris Decision Paul Bailey, the president of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, a coal lobbying organisation, said: "We support President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement". "The United States is a leader, we're a leader in technology what we're doing in this country, in our new technological wave", Cohn said. The pullout will align the United States with Syria and Nicaragua... [Full Article...]

Child brides are on the rise in India's towns and cities

Child brides are on the rise in India's towns and cities The study, released by Justice A.K. Sikri of the Supreme Court, zeroes in on 70 districts spread across 13 States, which comprise more than 20% of child marriages . Analysing the reason behind child marriages, the NCPCR report states that girls in particular are married off because they are considered as "paraya dhan" or somebody else's wealth, and is often used by families to ensure that the gir... [Full Article...]

Putin on Trump's withdrawal from Paris Accord: 'Don't worry, be happy'

Snowden had the right to remain in Russia until 2020 and to apply for Russian citizenship in 2018. Putin said Thursday that "patriotic" Russians could have been involved, but covered their tracks to make it seem like the operation was run by the Russian government. [Full Article...]

As US retreats, European Union and China seek climate leadership at summit

This isn't the first time Musk has publicly opposed the Trump administration. It's unclear why the US would need to start such negotiations given that the climate agreement gave each country the ability to set its own targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. [Full Article...]

Así reaccionó el mundo tras salida de EU del Acuerdo de París

Así reaccionó el mundo tras salida de EU del Acuerdo de París Incluso pese a la ausencia de liderazgo estadounidense actual. Desde Berlín , en donde se reunió con la canciller Merkel , el primer ministro chino , Li Keqiang, aseguró que su país respetaría el compromiso. Nueva York, California y Washington , que cuentan con una población de 68 millones de personas -uno de cada cinco estadounidenses- y representan un quinto del PIB nacional , están com... [Full Article...]

Sweden drops rape investigation into WikiLeaks head Julian Assange

The 45-year-old WikiLeaks founder has resorted to the Ecuador Embassy in London in 2012 in order to avoid extradition to Sweden. "Today is an important victory for me and for the United Nations human rights system", Assange said in an address on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London . [Full Article...]


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