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New US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Meets with Israeli PM Netanyahu New US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Meets with Israeli PM Netanyahu
- April 30, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the Middle East on his first worldwide trip since being confirmed by the Senate last week , accused Iran of "behaving worse" since signing the 2015 nuclear deal President Trump has repeatedly threatened to tear up. (more...)
QC delegation visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh QC delegation visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh
- April 29, 2018

Led by Kuwait, Britain and Peru, the four-day Security Council visit is expected to include a meeting with Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, as well as a helicopter flight over Rakhine to allow delegates to see the remains of villages torched during the violence. (more...)
Modi-Xi Summit: Devil is In The Implementation Modi-Xi Summit: Devil is In The Implementation
- April 29, 2018

Beijing: India did not endorse China's controversial Belt and Road Initiative at the just concluded Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Foreign Ministers' meeting while the rest of the eight-member bloc backed the pet project of President Xi Jinping. (more...)
Kim to close nuclear site in view of outside world Kim to close nuclear site in view of outside world
- April 29, 2018

The focus has to remain on the issue of nuclear proliferation, said Freeland, who was in the USA capital for the ongoing NAFTA negotiations. The Chinese plane remained over open waters in the East China Sea for the duration of its flight, approaching the southeastern city of Pohang but avoiding South Korean territory. (more...)
No Evidence of Collusion Between Russia and Trump Campaign No Evidence of Collusion Between Russia and Trump Campaign
- April 28, 2018

The heavily redacted 253-page report came out of a committee led by Republicans that has been split by party ideology over the course of the year-long investigation. The news agency supposes that the Democrats will probably criticize the Committee's conclusions. The report chided the Federal Bureau of Investigation for "inadequate" notification to the victims of Russian hacking, which included the Democratic National Committee . (more...)
How Trump's travel ban ended up at the Supreme Court How Trump's travel ban ended up at the Supreme Court
- April 28, 2018

The administration again appealed, and the president lashed out. The ban restricts the entry of noncitizens from seven countries to varying degrees: Iran, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Venezuela. Conceding that "it's a tough hypothetical", Francisco argued that such a proclamation could be lawful. The government argued it is not. "He has made crystal clear that Muslims in this country are great Americans, and there are many, many Muslims countries who love this country, and ... (more...)
Trump calls Paralympic Games 'tough to watch,' Twitter erupts in fury Trump calls Paralympic Games 'tough to watch,' Twitter erupts in fury
- April 28, 2018

According to USA Today , a handful of the athletes, including Vonn, Rippon and Kenworthy have made it clear that they're sitting out the visit to protest the president's conduct. "You overcame setbacks, you powered through obstacles, and I will tell you this-because of your hard work and your sacrifice, you were given the greatest honor in sports: to represent the United States as an Olympic athlete", Trump added . (more...)
No Bromance: Merkel Gets Smaller Platform on US Visit
- April 27, 2018

Berlin hopes to convince Trump to reconsider his claim that America is being treated unfairly by pointing out that tariffs on all cars - if pickup trucks and SUVs are included - are nearly identical in Europe and the United States. With Mr Trump yet to decide whether to make the European Union's present temporary exemption from tariffs on imported metals permanent before it expires on May 1, Mrs Merkel can expect the EU's allegedly unfair... (more...)
Donald Trump: Protests planned as visit to UK confirmed for July 13 Donald Trump: Protests planned as visit to UK confirmed for July 13
- April 27, 2018

Trump has frequently said he would not consider his presidency successful unless Apple builds manufacturing plants in the United States . Trump announced about $50 billion in planned tariffs on certain Chinese imports, China retaliated with proposed tariffs on some American goods and Trump responded that the United States could counter with $100 billion in additional levies. (more...)
Pakistan court removes foreign minister in blow to ruling party Pakistan court removes foreign minister in blow to ruling party
- April 27, 2018

The court ruled Asif did not fully disclose his status as an employee of a UAE company and therefore was "not qualified" to be in parliament. Last July, its leader Nawaz Sharif was ousted from the premiership by the Supreme Court over graft allegations and then barred from politics for life by another decision earlier this month. (more...)
Moon Jae-in, Kim Jong Un shake hands at border Moon Jae-in, Kim Jong Un shake hands at border
- April 27, 2018

TRT World's Oliver Whitfield-Miocic has more . The two leaders received bouquets of flowers from a boy and a girl and then walked together on a red carpet behind a military band clad in traditional costumes. The White House released two photographs of then Secretary of State-designate and Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo's meeting with Kim in North Korea over the Easter weekend to discuss the planned summit. (more...)
Jewish leaders describe Corbyn meeting as 'disappointing' Jewish leaders describe Corbyn meeting as 'disappointing'
- April 27, 2018

The Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council say there were "disappointing missed opportunities" in the crunch talks. He welcomed the warm words from Mr Corbyn , but was frustrated that he wouldn't even meet the simplest of requests from the Jewish community to deal with the issue. (more...)
Kuwait orders Philippine ambassador to leave in one week Kuwait orders Philippine ambassador to leave in one week
- April 26, 2018

Philippines-Kuwait relations have been strained, following the reported inhumane treatment of Filipino workers, including Joanna Demafelis whose body was found inside a freezer in an abandoned apartment in the Arab country's Al Shaab district. (more...)
Taliban attacks kill 9 soldiers, policemen: Afghan officials Taliban attacks kill 9 soldiers, policemen: Afghan officials
- April 26, 2018

Local TV stations broadcast live footage of hundreds of distraught people gathered at nearby hospitals seeking word about loved ones. It also became known that the responsibility for the awful blow to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has claimed the terrorist group "Islamic state". (more...)
Waffle House shooting suspect set for first court appearance May 7 Waffle House shooting suspect set for first court appearance May 7
- April 26, 2018

The police report from Colorado comes as records from IL alleged that Reinking told police Swift was stalking him, that he tried to pick a fight with lifeguards at the local pool and that he went to the offices of his father's construction business with a rifle, shouting expletives before driving away. (more...)
Family of Avicii grateful for 'loving words' about late musician Family of Avicii grateful for 'loving words' about late musician
- April 26, 2018

Avicii , 28, was found dead last Friday, two years after announcing his retirement from touring amid recurring health scares. " We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother ", it read. Avicii told Billboard magazine he chose to stop touring in 2016 for health reasons. Avicii , who acknowledged his problems in the sole lyric to the song "Alcoholic", died while on vacation in Oman. (more...)
Justice Department investigating Huawei for violating United States sanctions on Iran Justice Department investigating Huawei for violating United States sanctions on Iran
- April 26, 2018

The New York Times last April reported the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control subpoena, issued in December 2016, following a Commerce Department subpoena that summer. Huawei and ZTE have denied these allegations. Huawei was founded in 1988 by former Chinese army engineer Ren Zhengfei, leading to congressional concerns over Chinese military and government influence at the company. (more...)
Tight security in Jodhpur ahead of verdict in Asaram rape case Tight security in Jodhpur ahead of verdict in Asaram rape case
- April 25, 2018

Asaram , however has declined that he raped the girl, and his supporters have been furiously leading a social media campaign to spread the message that he is innocent. The self-styled godman could be handed out a punishment of up to 10 years in prison. 11 June 2014: Former Asaram aide and witness in Surat case, Amrut Prajapati, shot at in a Rajkot hospital. (more...)
AGBU: Serzh Sargsyan honored the voice of the people AGBU: Serzh Sargsyan honored the voice of the people
- April 25, 2018

The protesters are anxious to see whether the party of president-turned-prime minister Sargsyan will try to maintain its grip on power . They walked solemnly, but frequently erupted into applause and cries of joy over their victory, which came after almost two weeks of peaceful protests led by former journalist turned fiery opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan. (more...)
White House stands by VA nominee Jackson White House stands by VA nominee Jackson
- April 25, 2018

President Trump says he still supports his White House physician, but left the door open for Jackson to withdraw his nomination. Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana) told CCN's Anderson Cooper that about 20 military sources have told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee that Dr Jackson handed out prescription drugs such as Ambien and Provigil like candy on long Air Force One flights. (more...)
Toronto van attack: What is an 'incel'? Toronto van attack: What is an 'incel'?
- April 25, 2018

In 2016 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer posted a warning on /r9k/, a 4chan board also popular with incels, warning them to steer clear of Umpqua Community College in OR where, the following day, he killed nine of his classmates before shooting himself. (more...)
Crude Oil Slide Below $68 Crude Oil Slide Below $68
- April 25, 2018

The criticism from Donald Trump, who tweeted that the OPEC was artificially inflating the prices, will not change the situation. "Looks like OPEC is at it again", he wrote. In the meantime, a new source of oil emerged - shale oil. However, $100/bbl would stimulate significant investment in USA shale production, which backfired the last time oil prices were at that level. (more...)
James Comey Book Hits No. 1 in First Week James Comey Book Hits No. 1 in First Week
- April 25, 2018

Conservative commentators, such as Fox News host Tucker Carlson, have attacked Comey as partisan and indecisive in his handling of the email scandal that dogged Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Trump , according to Comey's telling, suggested that reporters who publish the leaks should be jailed, adding: "They spend a couple days in jail, make a new friend, and they are ready to talk". (more...)
Crucial issues await Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping China summit Crucial issues await Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping China summit
- April 24, 2018

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who lives in India and who China considers a risky separatist, is also facing the cold shoulder. Nirmala Sitharaman, who arrived in Beijing last night, attended the defence ministers' meeting this morning, while Sushma Swaraj took part in the foreign ministers' meet. (more...)
Bride, women and children killed in Saudi-led airstrikes at Yemen wedding Bride, women and children killed in Saudi-led airstrikes at Yemen wedding
- April 24, 2018

Reuters reports that 20 people attending the celebration in a village in the northwest of the country were killed and at least 30 were seriously injured. One of these airstrikes hit a wedding party in Hajjah , north-western Yemen , late Sunday. He calls for a prompt, effective and transparent investigation. (more...)
Appeals court rejects monkey selfie copyright suit Appeals court rejects monkey selfie copyright suit
- April 24, 2018

British nature photographer David Slater set up a camera in an Indonesian forest, and Naruto somehow tripped the camera himself (Slater was not on the scene). But the 9th Circuit still made a decision to rule in the important case. The judge said the law reserved that power only for humans. PETA didn't seem particularly close to Naruto even though it sued Slater as a "next friend" of the monkey, the court noted. (more...)
Kabul voter registration centre blast: 57 dead Kabul voter registration centre blast: 57 dead
- April 23, 2018

Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said that among 57 who were killed in the attack, 22 were women and eight are children. "They are civilians, including women and children", said interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish. The explosion occurred near another registration center, although there has been no direct link indicated between the two attacks. There have already been at least four attacks on such centres since voter registration got under way a week ago. (more...)
Iran Sets New Condition for US Prisoner Swap Iran Sets New Condition for US Prisoner Swap
- April 23, 2018

Other members of the administration and some lawmakers have called for regime change and military action against Iran . Global experts, as well as US national security officials, have said Iran is complying with the deal ― even though it continues to pursue other policies that the USA administration believes pose a threat. (more...)
In France said there was evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria In France said there was evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria
- April 23, 2018

However, he repeatedly warned that he would intervene militarily if alleged use of chemical arms would be proved. On Tuesday, the OPCW announced that at the invitation of the Assad government, and with urging from the Russian Federation, it would deploy an investigative team to Syria. (more...)
Nicaragua: 20 killed in police-protesters clash Nicaragua: 20 killed in police-protesters clash
- April 23, 2018

A police officer and protester were fatally shot on Thursday in Nicaragua's capital, Managua , where thousands took to the streets, and another protester was shot dead in Tipitapa , northeast of the capital, the Red Cross told Reuters . (more...)
Naked Gunman Killed 4 At Tennessee Waffle House Naked Gunman Killed 4 At Tennessee Waffle House
- April 23, 2018

The shooting happened at the breakfast chain Waffle House at around 3.30am local time (9.30am GMT). " He is the hero , and no doubt he saved many lives", Metro Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said during a press conference Sunday afternoon. (more...)
Student in Custody, Another Injured after Forest High School Shooting in Florida Student in Custody, Another Injured after Forest High School Shooting in Florida
- April 22, 2018

The officer also located the suspected shooter, identified as a 19-year-old male who is not a student at the school, according to Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods . The activities of a college resource officer were praised by Authorities after having a shooting in a Florida high school. The walkout-held at more than 2,600 schools across the country and at dozens of schools in New Jersey-coincided with the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Colorado in which 13 ... (more...)
Israel says protest turnout lower this week Israel says protest turnout lower this week
- April 22, 2018

IDF troops are responding with riot dispersal means and are firing in accordance with the rules of engagement. In the camp, 37-year-old construction worker Omar Hamada said he is protesting to draw world attention to Gaza and get the border reopened. (more...)
Trump invites Putin to US Trump invites Putin to US
- April 22, 2018

The Russian official also revealed that Vladimir Putin is "ready" for a meeting with Donald Trump that was recently discussed in a phone conversation between the two leaders. "We are ready to be responsible for the statistics that our military provided", Lavrov said in an interview with Russia Today. "We have also been very clear with regard to the consequences for potential participation in an F-35 program and more broadly our military-industrial cooperation with Turkey", he added. (more...)
15-year-old boy among 4 killed by Israeli snipers in Gaza 15-year-old boy among 4 killed by Israeli snipers in Gaza
- April 22, 2018

His remarks Saturday arrived after a premier United Nations envoy at the region, Nikolay Mladenov, claimed it is "ridiculous to take at kiddies" and demanded a preliminary analysis. He added that "behind it stands a determined people that is backing up the army". On Friday, protesters began gathering at sit-in protest camps near the border. (more...)
Benicia High students walk out of class to protest gun violence Benicia High students walk out of class to protest gun violence
- April 22, 2018

The students were met by close to a dozen of armed gun-rights supporters who waved American flags and used megaphones to shout at them. A large number of state troopers were also on hand. "Ultimately what we want are safe schools and a safe nation". "Society has changed since I was a kid", said Bill Woods, Marion County Sheriff. However, faculty and staff were willing to work with students if anyone did want to do something regarding the walkout or an alternative, but none of the students ... (more...)
Former first lady Barbara Bush to be laid to rest Former first lady Barbara Bush to be laid to rest
- April 22, 2018

American political families from both sides of the aisle gathered to pay tribute to the life of former first lady Barbara Bush today. Bush and her husband , George H.W. Follow along with the full program for the service Following the funeral service, the Bush family will proceed by motorcade to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas for a brief, private interment ceremony. (more...)
'Fearless Girl' to be relocated to NYSE 'Fearless Girl' to be relocated to NYSE
- April 22, 2018

The move is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, according to a statement from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and State Street Global Advisors , the financial services company that commissioned the statue. "SSGA President and CEO Cyrus Taraporevala said that "[SSGA's] hope is that by moving her closer to the NYSE she will encourage more companies to take action". (more...)
Wells Fargo Hit With $1 Billion Fine For Lending Practices Wells Fargo Hit With $1 Billion Fine For Lending Practices
- April 21, 2018

Cypress Capital Group who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $198.18 billion market cap company. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Com holds 0.27% or 17,371 shares. Southeast Asset Advsrs Inc owns 7,037 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. (more...)
Package bomber Walter Leroy Moody scheduled for execution Package bomber Walter Leroy Moody scheduled for execution
- April 21, 2018

One was shipped to the Alabama home of Robert Vance, a federal judge. His lawyers did not raise his age in legal filings, but they unsuccessfully argued in a clemency petition to Alabama's governor that his age and health would complicate the lethal injection procedure. (more...)