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Ireland's Next Prime Minister Is Young, Gay And Conservative

In 2015, while Ireland was debating the Marriage Equality Bill, allowing same-sex couples to marry, Varadkar came out as gay on a radio show. Following the announcement on Friday evening, Varadkar said he was "honoured" to accept the " enormous challenge " ahead of him with humility.


S. Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch

S. Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch

North Korea launched a salvo of anti-ship cruise missiles from its east coast Thursday, South Korea's military said, adding they flew some 200 kilometers before dropping in the East Sea. Seoul-based analyst Jung Chang Wook said that THAAD's six launchers are operated on a rotational basis so the delay of the four launchers would lead to the already-deployed two launchers being overused.


Missouri's Columbia abiding by Paris agreement despite President Trump's withdrawal

Missouri's Columbia abiding by Paris agreement despite President Trump's withdrawal

The governor's office said that SB 559 expanded "strategies and mechanisms" to cut greenhouse gas emissions across the state "in alignment with the principles and goals adopted" in the Paris Agreement . Hawaii recently joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, a group committed to upholding the Paris Agreement . "It's very painful to reflect the fact that Donald Trump is from New York City, he should know that what he is thinking of doing would hurt his hometown more than any place else".


Is it compulsory to link Aadhaar with PAN card?

Is it compulsory to link Aadhaar with PAN card?

The apex court , however, asserted that those who have Aadhaar must link it with PAN card for Income Tax returns. The apex court was hearing a raft of pleas contesting the validity of the Narendra Modi government's move to make Aadhaar mandatory for procuring Permanent Account Number (PAN) card.



SNP's Westminster leader Robertson ousted in third loss to Conservatives

We have to wait and see how things shake out. SNP veteran and former first minister Alex Salmond has lost his Gordon seat to the Tories, as the nationalists saw their share of the vote slump. The BBC/ITV/Sky exit poll forecast the SNP could lose 22 seats in this election, far more than commercial polls had been predicting. I've always said the SNP would want to be part of a progressive alternative to a Tory government.



NSA chief, intelligence director won't comment on Trump conversations

Coats and NSA chief Adm. Mike Rogers said they will answer questions about their conversations with Trump only in a closed setting, and if the president does not invoke executive privilege to block them from doing so. Wednesday's hearing was supposed to focus on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act , the law that governs how us intelligence agencies conduct electronic surveillance and collect information between foreign powers and "agents of foreign powers" suspected of terrorism.