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May-led Tories make gains in local polls; Labour, UKIP sink

By: PTI | London | Published:May 5, 2017 10:47 pm Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street, in central London, Britain April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth In a major boost to British Prime Minister Theresa May, her Conservative Party today made huge gains in …

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My passion for education will linger on: Michelle Obama

By: AP | New York | Published:May 6, 2017 12:23 am Michelle Obama (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)  Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday that her departure from the White House won’t end her passion for education. She made the comment at a New York City event marking College …

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Influence of English is fading, says EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker

By: Reuters | Hulayla | Published:May 5, 2017 8:28 pm European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker took a swipe at Britain on Friday, saying he would not give a speech in English because the language was becoming less significant following Brexit. “Slowly …

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North Korea accuses CIA of plot to assassinate Kim Jong-Un

By: AFP | Seoul | Updated: May 5, 2017 5:55 pm North Korea has accused the U.S. and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving bio-chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File) North Korea on Friday accused the CIA of plotting with South …

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Russia says Syria safe zones closed to US-coalition jets

By: AFP | Moscow | Published:May 5, 2017 4:18 pm The exact boundaries of the proposed safe zones in Syria are yet to be defined but they are meant to focus on rebel-held territory. (Representational image. AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File) Jets from the US-led coalition are barred from proposed safe zones …

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Texas officer who fatally shot teen had once been suspended

By: AP | Dallas | Published:May 5, 2017 2:19 pm This undated family photo provided by Edwards family attorney Lee Merritt shows Jordan Edwards, left, posing for a photo with his father, Odell Edwards. (Source: Lee Merritt/Edwards family via AP) Records show that a white Texas police officer who was …

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North Korea leader revisits island strike site: Media

By: AFP | Seoul | Published:May 5, 2017 10:30 am North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides field guidance at the construction site of Ryomyong Street in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on March 16, 2017. (Source: KCNA/via Reuters) North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspected a military …

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