World Kosovo ex-PM Haradinaj's extradition rejected by French court
Author: 0 Kosovo ex-PM Haradinaj's extradition rejected by French court

The court released him with immediate effect. Earlier on Thursday, an appeals court in the French city of Colmar rejected Serbia's request for the extradition of Haradinaj who was arrested in France at Belgrade's request on January 4. Kosovo President Hashim Thaci told the AP: "This is good news for Kosovo". "Once again it is proven that the slanders of the Serb secret services against the Kosovo Liberation Army [the wartime guerrilla force] are unfounded and not taken into consideration ...

World ASEAN nations nudge closer to South China Sea code of conduct
Author: 0 ASEAN nations nudge closer to South China Sea code of conduct

He said cell phone signals in the area would not be jammed and protests, even without permits, would be allowed as long as these are peaceful. Duterte, on the other hand, is expected to make use of the occasion to highlight achievements of his anti-drug campaign before Asean leaders, none of whom has so far objected to his strategy for wiping out crime and drug addiction from the country.

Author: 0 Hamas in Gaza says it won't be cowed by Abbas' threats

Schools and businesses across the occupied West Bank were closed on Thursday in a show of support for the hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on a hunger strike for nearly two weeks now. "If he does, it's going to explode in his face and in all directions". "The excessive practices of the Israeli occupation, particularly those of the Israel Prison Service" require that "we clash with the occupier everywhere across our homeland", the Fatah movement said in its announcement of ...

Author: 0 British police shoot woman, arrest six suspects in counter-terrorism raids

The woman who was shot is under police guard in hospital but has not been arrested "due to her condition". Officers are now holding the 27-year-old they arrested yesterday and have issued a statement explaining that the man was taken into custody on Parliament Street at the junction with Parliament Square "following a stop and search as part of an ongoing operation".

World CROP PROGRESS: Corn 17% planted, soybeans 6%
Author: 0 CROP PROGRESS: Corn 17% planted, soybeans 6%

Corn emerged was at 5 percent, compared to 4 percent last year and the five-year average of 6 percent. But the forecast also has colder than average temperatures on tap for most of the next two weeks, with emphasis on the first. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 7% short, 87% adequate, and 6% surplus. Rains in winter wheat producing regions improved crop conditions. Oklahoma's improved one point to 44%, while Texas wheat was unchanged at 42%.

World Sheriff: 'Bachelor' star refused to answer door after crash
Author: 0 Sheriff: 'Bachelor' star refused to answer door after crash

It's never an easy day when your ex-fiance gets arrested for fleeing the scene of a fatal auto crash that he may have caused, but Whitney Bischoff has brushed that aside and officially responded to Chris Soules' arrest. There were other individuals on the scene and he asked if anyone knows how to do CPR. "I can feel a pulse". "Does anyone know how to do CPR?" he asked those around and the operator said, "I can talk you through it, if you're near the patient".

World Prominent firm to defend 'Bachelor' star in Iowa crash case
Author: 0 Prominent firm to defend 'Bachelor' star in Iowa crash case

He allegedly left the scene after the 911 call and was arrested a few hours later, appearing in court on Tuesday. The crash happened around 8:20 p.m. Although he did flee, it has been revealed that he did stop to check on the driver and call the police - and he stood on the call for about five minutes.

World Venezuela threatens to exit OAS as pressure on Maduro mounts
Author: 0 Venezuela threatens to exit OAS as pressure on Maduro mounts

Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, completed math homework and lined up motorcycles on main roads around Venezuela Monday as part of a sit-in against the government. Saab‏ said several others were injured, including some who are "between life and death". We have to stay in the street until there is change. A few hours after the OAS announcement, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez told state TV that she has been instructed by Maduro to initiate Venezuela's withdrawal from the ...

World Herd of Stampeding Wild Boars Kills Three Islamic State Jihadists
Author: 0 Herd of Stampeding Wild Boars Kills Three Islamic State Jihadists

Five other terrorists were injured in the rampage by the beasts who attacked them in southern Kirkuk . Al-Assi said the militants executed 25 people attempting to flee three days before the boars attacked. Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that "Daesh (Islamic State) militants took revenge at the pigs that attacked the farmland", but did not clarify the method.

World Nasdaq breaches 6000 mark for first time ever
Author: 0 Nasdaq breaches 6000 mark for first time ever

The tech sector in the S&P 500 has gained nearly 14% this year. Since the United States presidential election, the Nasdaq has gained 15.7 percent, compared with a 14.3 percent climb for the Dow Jones industrial average and an 11.5 percent advance for the S&P 500 index over the same period.

World Federal judge in Arkansas blocks series of executions
Author: 0 Federal judge in Arkansas blocks series of executions

A different federal judge has issued a stay for an inmate who won a clemency recommendation from the state's Parole Board, while the state Supreme Court has issued one for another inmate pending more mental health tests. The supplier of the drug, McKesson Medical-Surgical, argued the medication wasn't meant to be used for capital punishment. "Their guilt is beyond dispute, and Arkansas is entitled to see that their victims receive justice decades after appellees' horrific crimes", Rutledge ...

World US Jewish org criticizes Pope Francis for reference to concentration camps
Author: 0 US Jewish org criticizes Pope Francis for reference to concentration camps

During his homily, Pope Francis recalled a meeting with a refugee during last year's visit to a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. On April 11 , White House press secretary Sean Spicer referred to concentration camps as "Holocaust centers" while clarifying an earlier claim that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons.

World OSCE observer killed in Ukraine: Austrian FM
Author: 0 OSCE observer killed in Ukraine: Austrian FM

The incident marked the first loss for the security body's Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine since the conflict began more than three years ago. "Need thorough investigation; those responsible will be held accountable ", he said on Twitter.

World Turkish FM: Trump and Erdogan to meet in May
Author: 0 Turkish FM: Trump and Erdogan to meet in May

If the referendum results are recognised by the parliament, the president will have sweeping new executive powers in almost all branches of the state including in the government, the military and in the monetary policies, unlike any other president over the past century.

Author: 0 Saudis reinstate public sector perks after 7-month cutback

A Saudi government spokesman cited better-than-expected budgetary figures in the first quarter of 2017, saying a "strong improvement" justified the pay reinstatement. After that, the Kingdom suspended oil supplies from Aramco, a state-owned company headed by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, to Egypt for three months without stating clear reasons.

Author: 0 Campaigning for Delhi civic poll ends

The North MCD has 42 seats reserved for women candidates while the South MCD has 45 seats earmarked for women in their House. Witty slogans and colourful posters are adding a zing to Delhi's political atmosphere here ahead of the civic polls, where election campaigning have already raised the stakes high and the decibels higher.

World Canada police charge woman with smuggling refugees from US
Author: 0 Canada police charge woman with smuggling refugees from US

The on-going project started four months ago, involving the RCMP integrated border enforcement team, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and USA border agencies. One person has been charged in connection with a human smuggling case in southeast Saskatchewan. "So although it's organized, it's not necessarily something that's occurring on a daily or a weekly basis".

Author: 0 Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention

Their meeting apparently set the stage for Hijazi's release. Hijazi's case has garnered worldwide attention over the years - Human Rights Watch called it a "travesty of justice" in a report released last month and argued that there was virtually no evidence to support the prosecution.

Author: 0 Len McCluskey re-elected as Unite general secretary

While Coyne suggested that the general secretary of Unite shouldn't be "the puppet master of the leader of the Labour party", in a thinly-disguised dig at his rival. Tony Burke, Unite's assistant general secretary, said: "I have fought in many union elections over 40 years - this was the vilest I have ever witnessed".

Author: 0 French Socialist candidate holding Paris rally

He's leaving office as the most unpopular president in France's modern history, having failed to tackle the country's chronic problem with unemployment. Le Pen, 48, has spent years trying to build support for the National Front (FN) by campaigning on bread-and-butter issues such as the economy, but in the final days of the race she has returned to the party's stock themes of national security and immigration.

Author: 0 Family asking judge for order on Aaron Hernandez evidence

That officer had to force his way in, the report said, because cardboard had been jammed into the door tracks "to impede entry into the cell". The district attorney's office now says that three hand-written notes were left next to a Bible in Hernandez's cell.

World IPhone 8 May Ditch Touch ID
Author: 0 IPhone 8 May Ditch Touch ID

The biggest thing that stands out to those viewing the schematics online is the repositioning of the Touch ID sensor which has been moved to the back of the handset. Bloomberg said Apple declined to comment. The iPhone 8 could feature dual Sony cameras on the front and back, making way for AR-based features and depth-of-field enhancements.

Author: 0 Ossoff Wins Plurality In Georgia Special Election, Teeing Up Runoff With GOPer

Georgia on June 20th". Trump weighed in Tuesday , urging Republicans to get to the polls, and tweeting: "Democrat Jon Ossoff would be a disaster in Congress ". The White House said Wednesday that the Democrats "came up short " in Georgia's special election to fill the congressional seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, calling it "a big loss for them".

Author: 0 Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more

America's relationship with Russian Federation "may be at an all-time low", US President Donald Trump has said, but he hoped that it would be wonderful if the two countries got along. Stoltenberg said he was of the same mind as Trump on terrorism, a problem toward which North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has sought to adapt itself to address, and defense spending among member states, which both men agreed must increase.