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Worldwide Quim Torra to be elected Catalan president
Author: 0 Quim Torra to be elected Catalan president

Torra's candidacy was fully endorsed by Puigdemont, who went out of his way to propose his close ideological ally in an address released on his still-active YouTube video channel. Torra lambasted European institutions for their "unacceptable silence" over the Catalan crisis. But, in a nod to the political balancing act that Mr Torra faces, he also welcomed the prospect of dialogue with Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister.

Worldwide Trump pledges action on prescription drug costs
Author: 0 Trump pledges action on prescription drug costs

Instead, a main initiative unveiled by Trump on May 11 was proposed to compel other industrial nations to pay more for innovative medicines, particularly Canada, Japan, and some European countries. "Everyone involved in the broken system - the drugmakers, insurance companies, distributors, pharmacy benefit managers , and many others - contribute to the problem", Trump said.

Worldwide Smriti Irani shunted out from I&B ministry
Author: 0 Smriti Irani shunted out from I&B ministry

In major rejig in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal given additional charge of Finance Ministry till Arun Jaitley recovers from his operation. Dr Aarti Vij, chairperson of the media and protocol division said, "Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon'ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs underwent renal transplant surgery today at AIIMS Delhi".

Worldwide Germany: US' Iran sanctions could stymie Europe
Author: 0 Germany: US' Iran sanctions could stymie Europe

The United States' top diplomat said Washington still wants to work with Europe to counter Iran's "malign behaviour" as President Donald Trump called his withdrawal from the landmark nuclear deal key to containing Tehran. The exit drew swift criticism from the deal's other signatories, including US allies in Europe who had tried for weeks to persuade Trump to remain on board and said they plan to keep their commitment to the deal.

Worldwide Parents outraged over tiger at high school prom
Author: 0 Parents outraged over tiger at high school prom

The tiger was actually apart of an ensemble of animals including birds, a lemur, two macaws and an African fox taking center stage at the event. "Displaying a tiger in a tiny cage and allowing students to handle lemurs is cruel to the animals and risky for the students, and it sends the harmful message that living beings are props to be used for human amusement", a statement released by the organization said .

Worldwide Vodacom reports 6,3% revenue increase
Author: 0 Vodacom reports 6,3% revenue increase

Vodacom's net profit increased by 18.6% to R15.5-billion, while headline earnings a share remained constant at 923c, impacted by shares issued to acquire the strategic 34.94% stake in Safaricom . Group revenue now amounts to R86,4 billion. "In combination, we now reach over 103 million customers across the group", stated the results. In the past year, average revenue per contract user declined 4% to R390 a month.

Worldwide Russia is spreading lies to undermine the West, says British spy chief
Author: 0 Russia is spreading lies to undermine the West, says British spy chief

Britain suffered four deadly militant attacks past year - a suicide bombing at a Manchester pop concert and an attack on London Bridge. That was followed by a suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester which killed 22, and the following month eight people died after three Islamist militants drove into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people at nearby restaurants and bars.

Worldwide Supreme Court Ruling Favors Sports Betting
Author: 0 Supreme Court Ruling Favors Sports Betting

In 2012, with voters' support, New Jersey lawmakers passed a law allowing sports betting , directly challenging the 1992 federal law which says states can't "authorize by law" sports gambling. The state lost again and then took the case to the Supreme Court. However, the state later changed its mind and passed a law to allow sports betting .

Worldwide United States bishop Michael Curry to deliver royal wedding sermon
Author: 0 United States bishop Michael Curry to deliver royal wedding sermon

It's recently been announced by the Kensington Palace that Bishop Michael Curry , the first Afircan-American man to preside over the Episcopal Church, will be delivering a sermon at the royal wedding. Justin Welby , Archbishop of Canterbury, will officiate as the couple make their marriage vows. "I stand before you as a descendant of African slaves, stolen from their native land, enslaved in a bitter bondage, and then even after emancipation, segregated and excluded in church and ...

Worldwide Zenit St Petersburg coach Roberto Mancini quits amid Italy head coach rumours
Author: 0 Zenit St Petersburg coach Roberto Mancini quits amid Italy head coach rumours

Petersburg coach on Monday ahead of an expected appointment with the Italian national team. "The contract will be terminated by mutual consent without any compensation payable". Mancini, 53, who signed a three-year deal with Zenit last summer with an option of a two-year extension, led Zenit to a fifth-place finish in the Russian league, seven points behind the newly-crowned champions Lokomotiv Moscow.

Worldwide Edappal theatre child molestation case: accused have confessed, say police
Author: 0 Edappal theatre child molestation case: accused have confessed, say police

The 60-year-old man accused of allegedly molesting the girl in the movie hall was finally arrested after local media aired the evidence that later went viral. The police is also contemplating to charge KG Baby under the POCSO Act, according to a report in Manorama. The police reportedly tried to take action against the Childline officials for revealing the CCTV footage to TV channels.

Worldwide Star Movement and League strike governing deal for Italy
Author: 0 Star Movement and League strike governing deal for Italy

Despite aiming to present the results of their negotiations to President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday, no decision could be reached. However, coalition talks were stalled for two months as the M5S insisted the League, which led the right-wing coalition with 17 per cent of the vote, ditch Mr Berlusconi and his party.

Worldwide What are exit polls and how accurate are their results?
Author: 0 What are exit polls and how accurate are their results?

When asked if the party secures majority and wants to appoint a dalit as the CM, Siddaramaiah said: "I'll tell them do it". There was only one exit poll which predicted a close to full majority to BJP while rest of the seven clearly mentioned a hung assembly.

Worldwide Pakistan's National Security Council calls for meet after Nawaz Sharif's 26/11 addmission
Author: 0 Pakistan's National Security Council calls for meet after Nawaz Sharif's 26/11 addmission

He said since the attack took place, it was the Indian government which possessed "90 per cent of the evidence and facts" of the incident. In India, special public prosecutor in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case, Ujjwal Nikam, said Saturday that Sharif's interview proved he was aware of the conspiracy behind the terrorist attack, but made no substantive efforts while in power to push for the completion of 26/11-related cases in court.

Worldwide Haider Al Abadi's Coalition Lead in Iraq's Election
Author: 0 Haider Al Abadi's Coalition Lead in Iraq's Election

The dissident-turned-militia leader spent more than two decades fighting Saddam from exile in Iran. "It is important that allegations of irregularities be investigated by Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission to establish the legitimacy of the election results", it said.

Worldwide Two dead, 18 injured in Delhi dust storm
Author: 0 Two dead, 18 injured in Delhi dust storm

The sky turned dark grey around 4.30 pm as gusty winds and rain lashed the national capital, causing the temperature to drop around 10 notches to 25.2 degrees Celsius. Railway officials said two uprooted trees blocked railway tracks at two places in Lucknow division. Thousands of commuters were stuck on the busy Blue Line, which links Dwarka in north-west Delhi to Noida and Vaishali in Uttar Pradesh, for nearly 45 minutes.

Worldwide Marvel's plans to introduce the first Muslim superhero in a future film
Author: 0 Marvel's plans to introduce the first Muslim superhero in a future film

Ms Marvel debuted in 2014, and was the first Muslim character to get her own comic book. She's a part of the Inhuman gene pool, which includes other heroes like Black Bolt, Medusa and Maximus the Mad. Disney CEO Robert Iger told investors (via Entertainment Weekly ) that: "We meet on a regular basis with our Marvel team, and we've plotted out Marvel movies that will take us well into the next decade".

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