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Author: 0 Select list of nominees for 2017 Tony Awards

The production received 10 nominations. Tony victor Jane Krakowski and 2016 nominee Christopher Jackson will read the list of nominees at Lincoln Center later this morning. Lucas Hnath, whose play , The Christians , sparked animated conversations about faith at Dallas Theater Center in February, picked up a nomination for A Doll's House, Part 2.

Author: 0 Venezuela opposition boycotts meeting on Maduro assembly, clashes rage

There have been nearly daily anti-government protests in the past several weeks. Some sported makeshift gear to protect against tear gas and rubber bullets. "We can not take part in a fraudulent process", former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said, appearing at a news conference with other MUD leaders.

World France's New President And His Wife Have A Rare Age Gap
Author: 0 France's New President And His Wife Have A Rare Age Gap

Mindful of the spectacular downfall of Francois Fillon, the conservative former presidential favourite, over allegations that he gave his wife a "fake job" as his parliamentary adviser, Macron has promised Trogneux a staff, a budget and responsibilities - but no salary, media reports said .

Author: 0 13 judges to hear revised Trump travel ban case

President Donald Trump's travel ban is back in the spotlight Monday with a high-stakes legal battle in front of a dozen federal judges in Richmond, Virginia. airports - was blocked by a court in Washington state on the grounds that it violated the USA constitution's prohibition of religious discrimination, a ruling that was upheld on appeal.

Author: 0 President Trump Signs Executive Order Protecting Religious Liberty and Free Speech

The Johnson Amendment is a 1954 law signed by then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower and named for then-Texas Sen. Although it doesn't change existing laws, the order allows faith leaders to more freely endorse political candidates and allows federal agencies to back off on punitive punishments against religious meetinghouses and organizations.

World United States and Philippines begin scaled-down military drills
Author: 0 United States and Philippines begin scaled-down military drills

After months of uncertainty, the US-Philippines annual joint exercises began in Manila on Monday (8 May), but it is reported to be on a much smaller scale compared to past years. Only 2,700 United States troops will be part of the 5,000 personnel taking part in this year's drill, a 50 percent drop from last year. He said soldiers from Japan and Australia are also taking part, as was the case past year.

Author: 0 Russian Federation says Syria de-escalation deal takes effect at midnight

The initiative was proposed by Russian Federation, the Syrian regime's most powerful ally, with the support of Turkey, which backs the opposition. The Riyadh-based HNC, which includes political and armed groups, said it remained committed to the United Nations -led peace process in Geneva and called for its revival.

Author: 0 3 weeks into hunger strike, Palestinian inmates add vitamins

In a related development on Friday, two separate marches were staged in Jordanian capital Amman - one by leftist groups and another by an Islamic group - to show solidarity with the Palestinian hunger strikers. Several youth from the Palestinian Youth Organization in the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp in Lebanon began their hunger strike last week. "As I said from the very beginning, this hunger strike was never about the conditions of the convicted terrorists , which meet global standards".

Author: 0 Pakistan claims it killed 50 Afghan soldiers in border clashes

Pakistan had closed the border on Friday after attacks by Afghan forces on census staff and security personnel escorting them left 12 people dead and 40 others injured. Mr Asif said Pakistan was successfully eliminating terrorism and continuously playing a frontline role for global peace. Another 100 Afghan security forces were wounded, he said.

World Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she's 'out there'
Author: 0 Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she's 'out there'

Kate and Gerry McCann, the parents of missing child Madeleine McCann have spoken ahead of the 10th anniversary of their daughter's disappearance. Mrs McCann described the actions of some people online as shocking but said she preferred to focus on the support many more people had offered.

Author: 0 Spicer: 'Shouldn't Come as a Surprise' Obama not Flynn Fan

She was expected to tell the panel that she had warned the White House counsel after Trump took office that Flynn had not told the truth about conversations he had held with Russia's ambassador to Washington . Yates' testimony today comes after she notified the White House about her intent to appear before the House Intelligence Committee in March. Yates said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was aware of conduct by Flynn that she called "problematic in itself" but took action after ...

World His support for black colleges remains 'unwavering'
Author: 0 His support for black colleges remains 'unwavering'

The $1.1 trillion omnibus bill that President Trump signed on Friday included funding for year-around Pell Grants ($22.5 billion), TRIO ($950 million), and Gear Up ($340 million) and was the result of negotiations by Congressional Republicans and Democrats that began before President Trump took office.

World 4 houses burnt in renewed Coligny protests
Author: 0 4 houses burnt in renewed Coligny protests

Three houses have been set alight and property damaged as Coligny residents continue to protest following the the death of a teenage boy. Tensions are running high in Coligny in the North West. The other boy ran away and the men allegedly loaded Mosweu into the back of a van to take him to police. Police started firing rubber bullets at protesters who threw stones at police.

Author: 0 Another US citizen detained in North Korea

When an American citizen is reported detained, the USA works with the Swedish Embassy in the North Korean capital, since the US and the North do not have diplomatic relations. Kim was said to have become an American citizen in the 2000s and returned to China after about 10 years living in the United States. "Therefore, we can not comment on anything".

Author: 0 German president says Israel ties solid despite recent spat

Netanyahu stated that Israel seeks peace with its neighbours. "The foundations (of the Israeli-German) relationship are so broad that I think they can endure some turbulence like that taking place in the last 14 days", Mr. Israel was established in 1948 on the ashes of the Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn: Labour faces challenge on 'historic scale' to win election

He insisted he was standing on a "positive record of achievement" - highlighting projects such as the construction of a new city bypass for Aberdeen which is being done by the SNP in government. " Theresa May has put the interests of her party before those of the country - dancing to the Ukip tune and cynically pushing the Ukip agenda". In the two Labour marginals of Delyn (37th) and Alyn and Deeside (39th) in Flintshire, a repeat of Thursday's 4% swing from Labour to Conservative would see ...

World Tony Blair won't endorse Jeremy Corbyn as next PM
Author: 0 Tony Blair won't endorse Jeremy Corbyn as next PM

He added: "I'm saying the record of polling in recent times is very chequered so I don't think it should be taken as a straightforward given". The Liberal Democrats were on 10 percent with the pro-Brexit UK Independence Party (UKIP) on 7 percent, both down a percentage point.

Author: 0 Seoul: THAAD can defend against North Korean missiles

Over the weekend, President Trump sat down for an exclusive interview with CBS' " Face the Nation " to mark his 100th day in office. And he was able to do it. "We'll see what happens", the president said. Trump raised eyebrows in South Korea last week when he said would make Seoul pay $1 billion for the missile defense system.

Author: 0 French presidential candidates trade barbs ahead of Sunday's crucial vote

While they will not back Le Pen, many say they will stay at home rather than vote for him. In one part of her May 1 speech, lasting about 50 seconds, Le Pen talked about people learning French in Argentina and Poland, and on waiting lists to study at the Alliance Francaise official French schools overseas, in a word-per-word lifting of a mid-April speech by Fillon.

Author: 0 Hamas elects new leader on Saturday

In 1989, He was imprisoned by Israeli Occupation Forces for three years and then deported to Marj al-Zuhour on the Lebanese-Palestinian border with a group of Hamas leaders, where he spent a full year in exile. Hamas stopped short of recognizing Israel in its policy document, stating there would be no "compromising its rejection of the Zionist entity and (no) relinquishing (of) any Palestinian rights".

Author: 0 Russian Federation says Syria safe zones will go into effect

Russian military officials said the plan, which was agreed to in Syria talks in Kazakhstan on Thursday, envisions establishing four safe zones that could would bring relief for hundreds of thousands of Syrian civilians and encourage refugees to return.

Author: 0 Trump Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

He also added, "If we totally abandon Trump, say he has to get impeached, who are we going to get in turn?" And we'll never be silent. Trump is the first president with immediate family members who are Jewish, according to The Washington Post.