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First night of playoffs teaches lesson to young Maple Leafs First night of playoffs teaches lesson to young Maple Leafs
- April 15, 2017

In the past decade, Washington has won seven division titles but hasn't advanced beyond the conference semifinals. They combined for two goals in 94 previous playoff games . Mitch Marner scored a goal , nearly had a second. Playing some of their worst hockey of the season, the Capitals fell behind by two goals early but came back to force overtime. (more...)
Russian relations 'may be at an all-time low'
- April 15, 2017

Until the chemical attack, the Trump administration had sought to step back from the USA position that Assad should leave power. More than 80 people were killed in what the USA has described as a nerve gas attack that Assad's forces undoubtedly carried out. (more...)
Sweden Attack Suspect Had Been Ordered To Leave Country Sweden Attack Suspect Had Been Ordered To Leave Country
- April 15, 2017

Mr Hysing said "the evidence looks very strong" that the Uzbek man was the driver of the hijacked truck. "We know that the suspect had expressed sympathy for extremist organizations, among them IS", Jonas Hysing, chief of national police operations, told a news conference, using an acronym for the ultra-hardline militant group. (more...)
Bannon's future in doubt as president changes tack
- April 15, 2017

In a lengthy conversation with Bannon this week, the president repeated his admonition that the chief strategist and his adversaries needed to "knock off" their back-and-forth sniping. Last week, Trump removed Bannon from the National Security Council, while Powell appears to be ascendant. "They don't want to force Bannon out of there 'cause it's gonna make Trump a better president". (more...)
Uzbekistan sends information about lorry attack suspect to Sweden Uzbekistan sends information about lorry attack suspect to Sweden
- April 15, 2017

Four people, including a British man, were killed and 15 others injured. Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov said Akilov was radicalised after moving to Sweden in 2014 and the Central Asian nation's intelligence service had passed on information about him. (more...)
Police Fire Georgia Officer For Kicking Handcuffed Man
- April 15, 2017

A prosecutor in Georgia has dismissed dozens of cases involving two former officers fired in a police brutality case . The video shows the perspective of the Wednesday traffic stop in Gwinnett County. Each incident was determined not to require further action by the department. "Oh s-t!" someone can be heard saying on the video. "But I also think that police agencies and leadership across this country are taking responsibility for the conduct of their men and women in a fair way. (more...)
US officials say Russian inaction enabled Syria chemical attack US officials say Russian inaction enabled Syria chemical attack
- April 14, 2017

Washington blamed the Syrian government for the incident, saying chemical weapons used in the alleged attack originated from the airfield. "The nation of Iran will remain alongside the Syrian nation in fighting terrorism and safeguarding Syria's territorial integrity", Rouhani said in the call on Saturday evening, according to a statement on the presidency website. (more...)
China Exports Rose 14.8% in First Quarter, Imports Up 31.1% China Exports Rose 14.8% in First Quarter, Imports Up 31.1%
- April 14, 2017

Analysts polled by Reuters had expected March exports to have increased by 3.2 percent from a year earlier, a rebound from a 1.3 percent drop in February. "The risk of an explicit trade war has waned subsequent to the Trump-Xi summit", economists at ANZ said in a note. It is rare for American leaders to link trade or currency disputes to broader global security efforts against countries such as North Korea. (more...)
5 dead in Venezuela protests as movement gains steam 5 dead in Venezuela protests as movement gains steam
- April 14, 2017

Also, state security officials who threw similar chemicals into a clinic in Caracas . The oil-rich but crisis-shaken South American country has been convulsed by escalating protests over the last two weeks amid a punishing economic recession and accusations that leftist President Nicolas Maduro has morphed into a dictator. (more...)
Defence lawyers in Kim Jong Nam murder case fear 'trial by ambush'
- April 14, 2017

Police accuse the pair of wiping the banned nerve agent VX on Kim Jong-Nam's face at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13 as he was about to board a flight to Macau, where he was living in exile. The hearing, which had been scheduled for Thursday morning, was postponed to May 30 after defence lawyers complained about lack of access to police evidence, including CCTV footage and the suspects' mobile phones. (more...)
Flood Watch for Connecticut River later this week Flood Watch for Connecticut River later this week
- April 14, 2017

Flood stage is 12 feet. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning Tuesday for Brazos and Grimes counties. Meteorologist Eric Sinsabaugh said the Kennebec was already at flood stage Wednesday morning and that the CT was to reach flood stage later in the day. (more...)
Cyclone Cook: New Zealand evacuates all the locals established on the Coast Cyclone Cook: New Zealand evacuates all the locals established on the Coast
- April 14, 2017

New Zealanders are evacuating towns on the east coast of the north island as what many are calling the worst storm in a generation bears down. Malcolm Davie, a resident in New Zealand's eastern Hawkes Bay, told... By about 9pm local time (5pm Singapore time), the storm had moved towards Hawkes Bay on the east of the North Island, which enabled the warnings over the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel to be lifted. (more...)
San Bernardino school looks to recover after killings San Bernardino school looks to recover after killings
- April 13, 2017

Jonathan Martinez was near San Bernardino instructor Karen Smith on Monday when Cedric Anderson is believed to have entered the North Park Elementary room and opened fire, killing his wife and her student before killing himself. Smith was afraid of Anderson but she had not filed a police report. Anderson had accused her of infidelity, but police said they had not confirmed anything. (more...)
Egypt declares state of emergency after deadly church attacks
- April 13, 2017

After presiding over a meeting of the country's national defense council later on Sunday evening, President Sisi declared in a televised statement a three-month state of emergency in the Arab country. Egypt has been led by former military chief Abdel el-Sisi since 2014 after Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected president, was deposed by the military. (more...)
Iran's Ahmadinejad registers to run for president
- April 13, 2017

But in a news conference shortly after submitting his registration, Ahmadinejad described the comments by the supreme leader as "just advice". At least 120 people have submitted their names as candidates for president since registration opened on Tuesday, including several of Mr Ahmadinejad's allies. (more...)
Iran opens registration for May 19 presidential election Iran opens registration for May 19 presidential election
- April 13, 2017

The Iranian president added that the Islamic Republic of Iran condemns the use of chemical weapons regardless of who uses them. Warplanes on Saturday struck the Syrian town where a chemical attack had killed scores of people earlier this week, as Turkey warned that a retaliatory US missile strike on a Syrian air base would only be "cosmetic" if greater efforts are not made to remove President Bashar Assad from power. (more...)
Visit to India was hugely satisfying, says Hasina Visit to India was hugely satisfying, says Hasina
- April 13, 2017

Referring to Mamata's no change of stand on Teesta water sharing, Menon said Teesta has no alternative to save desertification in the northern region of the country. She also said said that her government plans to achieve 24,000 MW by 2021 from 15,726 MW power generation at present. Hasina said that Bangladesh want this genocide to be recognised by the worldwide community and PM Modi has made a commitment to remain with us in our efforts. (more...)
What's your favorite way to make grilled cheese? What's your favorite way to make grilled cheese?
- April 13, 2017

Blackwelder Ave.in Oklahoma City. Chef Darryl Harmon's creation is no ordinary sandwich. Enjoy buy one, get one free cheese sandwiches on Wednesday, April 12. They also have a location in the Rittenhouse section of Philadelphia. Whether you're looking for a sandie that brings together mac and cheese and Chipotle BBQ pulled pork on jalapeno cornbread or just a "Big Ass Grilled Cheese", The Mule has you covered. (more...)
Vietnam condemns truck attack in Sweden's capital Vietnam condemns truck attack in Sweden's capital
- April 12, 2017

Eliasson would not say how long the suspect has been living in Sweden. His application for residency was rejected in June past year and he was being sought by immigration officials, police said. He said: "She was clear that the United Kingdom stands firmly by Sweden's side, and they agreed on the importance of working together to tackle these threats, which we all continue to face", he said. (more...)
Surrey mayor raises concerns over dueling bridge toll promises Surrey mayor raises concerns over dueling bridge toll promises
- April 12, 2017

British Columbia's two leading political parties targeted voters' wallets with duelling promises on bridge tolls , tax cuts and rate freezes on the eve of a provincial election campaign. Ferries vessels and waiting areas. "We're going to create a new Silicon Valley right here in Canada's Pacific Gateway", she said. Taking questions at Government House, Clark said her party's platform is the only one that is costed and won't require tax increases. (more...)
Central Asian citizens detained in St. Petersburg for suspected terrorist activities
- April 11, 2017

He stayed in St. Petersburg when his parents moved back to Kyrgyzstan. The agency that runs the subway said several stations in the northern Russian city were closed and that an evacuation was underway. Svetlana Bagayeva says the attack "has to do with all of us; it is a awful tragedy for the city". Some residents of St. Petersburg, a city of 5 million, responded with both dismay and determination. (more...)
Syria war: G7 seeks united front on Assad and Russian Federation Syria war: G7 seeks united front on Assad and Russian Federation
- April 11, 2017

Haley said the United States was prepared to take further action in Syria but hoped it wouldn't be necessary. But speaking on ABC News's This Week, Tillerson emphasised that the Syrian people would eventually decide Assad's fate. Officials said a drone belonging to either Russian Federation or Syria was seen hovering over the site after the assault earlier this week . What we are saying is, other countries have to ask themselves some hard questions. (more...)
Video shows guards dragging passenger off United flight
- April 11, 2017

Two officers tried to reason with the man before a third came aboard and pointed at the man "basically saying, 'Sir, you have to get off the plane, '" Bridges said . United Continental Holdings Inc. When the police ask you to leave a plane, get off the plane. . This means passengers who are more expensive tickets, higher frequent flyer status, and checked in early are less likely to be bumped. (more...)
Illinois Judge Shot Dead Outside His Home Illinois Judge Shot Dead Outside His Home
- April 11, 2017

The incident started when a woman exited the home and encountered a man with a gun at around 5 a.m. local time, Chief of Detectives Melissa Staples said at a news conference . The judge was appointed to the Cook County Circuit Court in 1999 after an extensive career in law and community service. The FBI is working with Chicago police on the investigation and is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to a suspect in the case. (more...)
LeEco's $2 billion acquisition of Vizio has officially been called off LeEco's $2 billion acquisition of Vizio has officially been called off
- April 11, 2017

LeEco , a Chinese company that sells content streaming services as well as phones and other hardware, today said that it will not be acquiring smart TV maker Vizio after all. There's a new agreement in place that will see the two "explore" continued partnership around content, leveraging LeEco's network of available content via Vizio's connected app ecosystem and distribution platform. (more...)
Ski-Park Operator Intrawest to Go Private in Latest Resort Deal Ski-Park Operator Intrawest to Go Private in Latest Resort Deal
- April 11, 2017

The $1.5 billion deal was announced early Monday. The company said the per-share price represents a 40% premium. "This transaction creates significant opportunity for Intrawest and delivers tremendous value to our current shareholders", Thomas Marano, Intrawest's chief executive officer, said in a press release. (more...)
'Verstappen up there with F1's rain masters' 'Verstappen up there with F1's rain masters'
- April 11, 2017

Looking at the video above, you can see that the young Dutchman cannily selected second gear for the start - a bold, wheelspin-limiting decision that enabled him to rocket away from his P16 grid slot. Interestingly, Turn 6 also was the site of the second most interesting battle; on Lap 34, Carlos Sainz Jr. passed fellow Spaniard Fernando Alonso into the tight right hander. (more...)
Preserve separation of powers, Zeid urges Venezuela Preserve separation of powers, Zeid urges Venezuela
- April 10, 2017

That galvanised Venezuela's demoralised and divided opposition coalition and brought a torrent of worldwide condemnation and concern ranging from the United Nations and European Union to most major Latin American countries. Protesters also blocked streets in the working-class Petare neighborhood, and opposition lawmakers clashed with Maduro supporters downtown. The court on Saturday reinstated congress' authority. (more...)
Trump Picks Strategy To Counter Russia Storyline: Blame Susan Rice Trump Picks Strategy To Counter Russia Storyline: Blame Susan Rice
- April 10, 2017

Rice's interview came amid a growing controversy that the Obama administration abused USA intelligence to spy on the Trump campaign and leak intelligence to the press to hurt Trump. Rice has firmly denied that she or other Obama officials used secret intelligence reports to spy on Trump associates for political purposes. A couple of weeks ago, when asked about the "incidental" intelligence sweep on PBS NewsHour, she said , "I know nothing about this". (more...)
Somalia car bomb explodes near convoy of top army officials
- April 10, 2017

A auto bomb attack on a bustling street between the ministry of defence headquarters and a military academy has left at least 15 dead. "No one can identify the number of casualties (as) bodies of (the) dead (were blown up) into pieces and blood covered the area of the suicide auto bomb attack, vehicles were also destroyed and burned", a journalist at the scene told Xinhua by phone. (more...)
North Korea Fires Projectile into Sea of Japan North Korea Fires Projectile into Sea of Japan
- April 10, 2017

US Pacific Command said it detected and tracked a North Korean launch, according to a statement and assessed it was a KN-15 medium range ballistic missile. The missile launched in February flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), but it wasn't immediately clear if the shorter distance meant Wednesday's launch was a failure. (more...)
Bernie Sanders will make a return trip to Utah for DNC Bernie Sanders will make a return trip to Utah for DNC
- April 10, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson indicated Thursday that the strikes showed Trump taking "decisive action" following the use of chemical weapons but that they didn't signal a broader change in USA policy on Syria. Sen. Patrick Leahy, reacting to the Trump administration's decision to launch airstrikes in Syria following a chemical weapons attack on civilians, says the USA must keep in mind that there are grave risks and unintended consequences in the use of military force. (more...)
Europe Lays Out Approach to Brexit Negotiations Europe Lays Out Approach to Brexit Negotiations
- April 10, 2017

Setting out the guidelines, Tusk said it was " only fair " that the United Kingdom should honor the financial promises it made as part of the 28-member bloc. British Prime Minister Theresa May had in her letter triggering the two-year exit process on Wednesday called for talks on the divorce and a future deal to run in parallel as soon as negotiations start. (more...)
North Korea calls US strikes on Syria 'unforgivable' North Korea calls US strikes on Syria 'unforgivable'
- April 10, 2017

Trump's actions on Syria could signal to Pyongyang that the new president isn't afraid of unilateral military steps, even if key nations like China are standing in the way. The strike group, called Carl Vinson , includes an aircraft carrier and will make its way from Singapore toward the Korean peninsula, according to the official. (more...)
6 arrested for terrorism in wake of St. Petersburg bombing
- April 09, 2017

A bomb blast tore through a subway train under Russia's second-largest city Monday, killing several people and wounding more. The Monday explosion claimed the lives of at least 14 people, 55 others remain in hospitals. He has named Daesh as one of the reasons behind Russia's military campaign in Syria in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad. With St. Petersburg residents tense following the deadly subway bombing, the collapse of part of apartment building on Thursday triggered fears of ... (more...)
Trump spoke by phone with Saudi King Salman
- April 09, 2017

The U.S. has blamed the chemical weapons attack on Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has been embroiled in a civil war since 2011. "There is no solution from America, all that comes from America is chaos and blood", he said. missile strike on Syria. Earlier on Thursday, Russia's United Nations ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, said in response to reports of a potential U.S. (more...)
Trump, Xi showdown fails to materialize at Mar-a-Lago
- April 09, 2017

On Air Force One on the way to Florida Trump pointed to the crisis in North Korea as a top priority in the meetings with Xi. Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Friday offered an inside look at the tense moments Trump and his team spent awaiting the outcome of a US military strike on the other side of the world. (more...)
Iran strongly condemns 'dangerous' U.S. strike on Syria airbase Iran strongly condemns 'dangerous' U.S. strike on Syria airbase
- April 09, 2017

According to local media reports, five of the civilians, among them three children were killed just outside the base. "An American missile also hit the village of Al-Hamrat, which killed four civilians including a child", it added. Defense Department on April 6, 2017 after announcing U.S. forces conducted a cruise missile strike against the Syrian Air Force airfield. Meanwhile, Russian president Vladimir Putin denounced the USA strike as an "act of aggression". (more...)
Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest
- April 09, 2017

Maduro's opposition blames the violence on his political persecution. Opposition protesters have said their demonstrations are being stymied by authorities closing subway stations and adding checkpoints on major highways. The rulings by the court, which has consistently ruled in Maduro's favour during the crisis, drew worldwide criticism of Maduro's camp. The opposition is demanding the removal of seven Supreme Court justices who signed last week's sentence. (more...)
China president's plane stops in Alaska after Trump visit China president's plane stops in Alaska after Trump visit
- April 09, 2017

Xi, on a state visit to Finland before this week's US summit, said China and Finland will "enhance cooperation in Arctic affairs and promote environmental protection and sustainable development of the Arctic". Included in that previous year was about $130 million of precious metals, which Hladick said was likely gold from the Fairbanks area. The meeting between Walker and Xi is expected to be joined by Lt. (more...)