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Palestinian shot dead after alleged West Bank attack
- April 20, 2017

Yossi Hess, a senior EMT, said that when he "arrived at the scene, I saw one person suffering from a head wound". The incident occurred at a major junction near the Gush Etzion bloc of Israeli settlements in the West Bank outside Jerusalem. (more...)
North Korea rolls out missiles North Korea rolls out missiles
- April 20, 2017

North Korea on Saturday warned the United States not to take provocative action in the region, saying it is "ready to hit back with nuclear attacks". Washington has sent a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier group towards North Korea. China is seeking Russia's help to cool surging tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, the country's foreign minister has told his Moscow counterpart, after Beijing warned of possible conflict over North Korea. (more...)
Sarah Palin knocks Elizabeth Warren for swiping her quote Sarah Palin knocks Elizabeth Warren for swiping her quote
- April 20, 2017

Warren also jokingly referred to her "nerdiness" whenever she cited statistics, and noted that when she offered "facts", she didn't mean "alternative facts". " This Fight is Our Fight " is Warren's 11th book and ranked No. 42 on Amazon.com as of late Tuesday. Are you likely to run? You need to have an opponent run a bad campaign. (more...)
Trump tells newspaper Obama aide might have broken the law Trump tells newspaper Obama aide might have broken the law
- April 19, 2017

Erin Pelton, a spokeswoman for Rice, said, "I'm not going to dignify the president's ludicrous charge with a comment". The intelligence reports at the center of the Susan Rice unmasking controversy were detailed, and nearly resembled a private investigator's file, according to a Republican congressman familiar with the documents. (more...)
Boris Johnson to call for tougher Russian Federation sanctions over Syria
- April 19, 2017

Why they are supporting a regime that is committing mass murder against its own people. "If Russia wants to be absolved of responsibility for future attacks, Vladimir Putin needs to enforce commitments, to dismantle Assad's chemical weapons arsenal for good, and to get fully engaged with the United Nations peacekeeping progress". (more...)
Why Theresa May called a snap election Why Theresa May called a snap election
- April 19, 2017

She told the BBC's World at One that "now we are in a general election campaign, and people have got to make a choice between Theresa May's Britain and Jeremy Corbyn's Britain". In her statement she addressed the opposing voices of Britain's decision to leave the European Unionsuch as the liberal democrats, and the Scottish National Party. (more...)
North Korea parades military weapons, but no nuke test North Korea parades military weapons, but no nuke test
- April 19, 2017

But if the parade signaled a readiness for war, North Korea has long insisted that its goal is peace - and survival - with the growing arsenal a way to ensure that the government in Pyongyang is not easily overthrown. One of the missiles in particular caught the attention of South Korean military analysts watching via the North's state television broadcast. Also on show for the first time was the North's submarine launch ballistic missiles (SLBM). (more...)
Pence, headed to Japan, turns focus to trade with key ally Pence, headed to Japan, turns focus to trade with key ally
- April 19, 2017

Jacobs agreed that unification may be a long-term outcome but said the first step needs to be getting rid of the nuclear weapons. Past administrations, though, have failed to stop, let alone slow down, North Korea's nuclear program and ballistic missile developments. (more...)
India, Australia Vow to Jointly Fight Terror, Cooperate in Aviation Security
- April 19, 2017

On the bright side, Australia has become the second-most popular destination after the United States for Indians studying overseas, with over 60,000 Indian students studying on the continent. India and Australia on Monday signed six memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in different fields including combating terrorism, civil aviation security, sports, health and medicine and satellite navigation. (more...)
Barghouti poised to win if hunger strike succeeds
- April 19, 2017

The site further states that since 1967, 200 detainees have been "martyred" in prison due to "torture, medical negligence, being killed directly after detention or shot dead inside prison by soldiers and guards". Barghouti and another strike leader, Karim Younis, were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement by the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) on Monday in an apparent attempt to curb the protest. (more...)
Trump defends about-face on labeling China a currency manipulator Trump defends about-face on labeling China a currency manipulator
- April 19, 2017

Last week, the ministry twice said it had no information to provide on whether Wu would be going to North Korea. Mr Trump and General McMaster said they hoped China would convince its neighbour, which depends on Beijing to prop up its trades and finances, to stop the crisis escalating. (more...)
Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions
- April 19, 2017

On Friday, Arkansas Circuit Court Judge Wendell Griffen, an outspoken opponent of capital punishment, issued an order on Friday blocking the state from using vecuronium bromide after a petition from its maker, McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc. (more...)
Palestinian prisoners start hunger strike in Israeli prisons Palestinian prisoners start hunger strike in Israeli prisons
- April 19, 2017

The hunger strike was called by one of the leaders of the nationalist Fatah party, Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences for attacks during the Second Intifada . Other Israeli leaders are calling for a more blood-soaked crackdown, calling on the state to execute numerous prisoners. Prison Service spokesman Assaf Librati refused to elaborate on Barghouti's role. (more...)
Cavaliers to sign Dahntay Jones for playoffs
- April 19, 2017

After losing the first game of four against the Pacers this season, the Cavaliers won the final three matchups, including a 132-117 decision at IN followed up by back-to-back wins at Quicken Loans Arena. Toronto ranked last in the National Basketball Association in assists as a team. Paul George #13 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 6, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (more...)
Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'
- April 19, 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the United States stands "100 percent" behind its anchor ally in Asia in working to defuse risks from North Korea's nuclear program. But no one was predicting what might come next. "This is something President Trump is going to deal with in the first year". He had already began to dial back the Trumpomania and start criticizing the US president. (more...)
Israel Slams Le Pen's Remarks Denying French Role in Holocaust
- April 19, 2017

She added that this in no way exonerated those who participated in "the vile roundup of Vel d'Hiv and all the atrocities committed during that period". The Vel' d'Hiv Roundup was a Nazi directed raid and mass arrest of Jews in Paris by the French police on 16 and 17 July 1942. French presidential election candidate for the En Marche! movement Emmanuel Macron gestures at the end of a speech during a campaign meeting in Furiani, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, on April 7, ... (more...)
Bannon threatened to quit if removed from National Security Council role Bannon threatened to quit if removed from National Security Council role
- April 19, 2017

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has now reversed some of those changes, a move that was approved by President Trump, according to a senior White House official. The ousting of one of rump's most contested advisers was applauded by politicians on both sides of the aisle who argued that Bannon's appointment on a national security policy-making committee might politicize foreign policy. (more...)
Antetokounmpo scores 28 points, Bucks beat Raptors 97-83 Antetokounmpo scores 28 points, Bucks beat Raptors 97-83
- April 19, 2017

Thomas got off a shot on four of those, which resulted in four points. The Jazz will certainly make this a tough series for them, but it is hard to imagine them succeeding without Gobert. The Bucks were a 6-seed with some hype of their own, but even those who pegged them as upset candidates couldn't have foreseen the dominant second-half performance Milwaukee unleashed on the Raptors . (more...)
Destruction in fight to take west Mosul worse than east
- April 19, 2017

Some 400,000 people are believed to have been trapped in western Mosul with United Nations camps filling up with people fleeing the violence. Battles are now most intense around Mosul's densely populated and narrowly structured Old City district, where police forces cautiously approach the grand mosque where IS supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the establishment of the group's rule. (more...)
Concerned about White House infighting, Trump eyes shake-up
- April 19, 2017

Both aides left having agreed that it was time to "bury the hatchet and move forward", the official said , according to Reuters. On Thursday, the president held a briefing with his team, continuing what Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described as a "very deliberative process", and then made a decision to proceed to Thursday night's Tomahawk missile strikes . (more...)
North Korean diplomats warn United States of 'all out war'
- April 19, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Pence said that the era of United States "strategic patience" in dealing with the North was over, after more than two decades. The North conducted two nuclear test explosions and 24 ballistic missile tests in 2016, and experts predict it could have a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the USA mainland within a few years. (more...)
Trump order would target high skilled worker visa program
- April 19, 2017

Today, Trump signed an executive order dubbed "Buy American, Hire American". "That are created to protect jobs and wages", said President Trump . manufacturing. With his attempts to overhaul healthcare and tax law not bearing fruit so far in a Congress controlled by his fellow Republicans, Trump has leaned heavily on executive orders to seek changes to the US economy. (more...)
North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade
- April 19, 2017

A spokesman for North Korea's military warned Friday that "the Trump administration's serious military hysteria has reached a unsafe phase which can no longer be overlooked". While Roy says it's not completely unreasonable to start thinking about the possibility of an eventual attack, North Korea is aware of what attacking the U.S.in anger would mean. (more...)
Fugitive ex-governor of Mexican state of Veracruz detained Fugitive ex-governor of Mexican state of Veracruz detained
- April 19, 2017

How quickly Duarte faces charges in Mexico would depend on whether he chooses to fight extradition from Guatemala, said Alberto Elias Beltran, a deputy attorney general responsible for worldwide affairs at the Mexican Attorney General's Office. (more...)
France's Fillon says would launch probe into Hollande if elected
- April 19, 2017

It featured all 11 candidates for the race - nine men, two women seated in a semi-circle facing the journalists for nearly 4 hours. One result of her surge in popularity is that it has outstripped support for one of her main ideas: ditching the euro and quitting the European Union, which remains a fringe position in France even as Le Pen has won greater acceptance in the mainstream. (more...)
Canada introduces bill to legalize recreational marijuana
- April 19, 2017

Trudeau's government ensured that selling cannabis to a minor would be a criminal offense and that there would be a "zero-tolerance approach" to drug impaired driving. Authorities have been battling a rise in illegal dispensaries, particularly in British Columbia and Ontario, for over a year.In jurisdictions that do not put a regulated retail framework in place, Canadians would be able to purchase marijuana online. (more...)
U.S. says countries must punish United Nations troops for sexual abuse
- April 19, 2017

She strongly warned the countries that if they refuse to hold their soldiers accountable, there will be consequences such as their financial compensation will end. Alleged victimizers came from Bangladesh, Brazil, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uruguay and Sri Lanka, according to United Nations data and interviews . (more...)
North Korean official: 'Reckless' US creating situation for nuclear war North Korean official: 'Reckless' US creating situation for nuclear war
- April 18, 2017

Vice President Pence visited the Korean Demilitarized Zone on Monday, not only warning North Korea that the US "era of strategic patience" with Pyongyang is over, but unexpectedly going all the way forward to the military demarcation line, a part of the heavily guarded border between North Korea and South Korea. (more...)
News 17-Year-Old Girl Dies in Western Australia Following Shark Attack News 17-Year-Old Girl Dies in Western Australia Following Shark Attack
- April 18, 2017

It's understood her leg was badly mauled and she lost a lot of blood. Trump supporters and opponents clash at protest At least 14 people were arrested after opponents of President Donald Trump and supporters clashed at a march in California. (more...)
McMaster: All options on table in regard to North Korea McMaster: All options on table in regard to North Korea
- April 18, 2017

He has repeatedly said if China, North Korea's dominant trading partner, is unwilling to do more to pressure the North, the USA might take the matter into its own hands. The complicating factor here is China. North Korea is thought to have a small arsenal of atomic bombs and an impressive array of short- and medium-range missiles. (more...)
Russian Federation arrests two suspected 'terrorist' recruiters Russian Federation arrests two suspected 'terrorist' recruiters
- April 18, 2017

A suspect accused of plotting the St Petersburg bombing attack has been arrested near Moscow, according to Russian officials. Jalilov was killed in the explosion. Petersburg Metro, as part of the criminal investigation launched by the Investigative Committee, the center said in a statement, RT reports. At the time of his arrest, Azimov was reportedly carrying a pistol and a parcel containing two smartphones. (more...)
Trump admin. declines to brand China a currency manipulator
- April 17, 2017

According to the central bank, Taiwan only met one of the three criteria in the latest report as Taipei still enjoyed a large current account surplus, but did not meet the criterion which accused a trading partner of persistent one-sided currency intervention. (more...)
Pakistan mob kills university student over alleged blasphemy Pakistan mob kills university student over alleged blasphemy
- April 16, 2017

Crime scene video showed dozens of men near the dorm throwing objects at a body on the ground. Malala said individuals (numerous Muslims and Pakistanis) gripe about the nearness of Islamophobia in the West and that the western countries were "defaming our names". (more...)
Trump critic: We 'won't be quiet' about taxes
- April 16, 2017

They say the proposed cuts to health care, education, transportation are cruel and inhumane. Critics have raised questions about what Trump's tax returns say about his net worth and about his various business ties. Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of MA, on Friday posted an online video urging Congress to force Trump to release the returns. "This march isn't just about papers - it's about economic justice", the organizers' Facebook event page says. (more...)
BJP hopeful of dethroning BJD govt in Odisha in 2019
- April 16, 2017

A roadmap for expansion will be drawn up. Amit Shah said the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will complete three years in office on May 26 and it had worked hard during this period. Sources also said along with other resolutions in the meeting, the BJP will deal with upcoming polls in seven states scheduled for 2018. Shah is already excited at the BJP graduating from the third to second spot in Odisha in the recent panchayat polls and he chose to hold the executive in the ... (more...)
100 refugees missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast 100 refugees missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast
- April 16, 2017

After non-stop back-to-back rescues, a total of 2 074 people were brought to safety, the coastguard said, a day after a shipwreck left at least 97 migrants feared drowned off Libya. According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), almost 32,000 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea so far this year. Some militias act as unofficial coastguards but are often accused of profiteering from people smuggling. (more...)
Trump says US-Russia relations 'may be at an all-time low'
- April 15, 2017

A Syrian child receives treatment following a suspected toxic gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, on 4 April 2017. Before Trump faced the media, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks at the Kremlin that failed to bridge a deep gap of trust between the rival nuclear powers. (more...)
Russian Federation responsible 'by proxy' for suspected Syrian chemical attack: United Kingdom minister Russian Federation responsible 'by proxy' for suspected Syrian chemical attack: United Kingdom minister
- April 15, 2017

Admiral Michelle Howard, who heads U.S. naval forces in Europe and Africa, told Reuters U.S. forces are prepared to carry out further strikes if needed. Tillerson will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow later this week. Tillerson was a prominent fixture during the most important foreign policy period in Trump's young presidency: a two-day summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping that coincided with the strikes against Syria. (more...)
Trump Signs Law Giving States Option To Deny Funding For Planned Parenthood Trump Signs Law Giving States Option To Deny Funding For Planned Parenthood
- April 15, 2017

Mr. Trump has made restricting abortions a priority during his early days in office. If federal funds do dry up, a Planned Parenthood spokesperson says state lawmakers have a chance to protect funding by reallocating state Medicaid dollars. (more...)
No information on Chechen gay killings claim No information on Chechen gay killings claim
- April 15, 2017

Russian activists claim the victims - gay or suspected of being gay - are being held at a detention center near the Chechen town of Argun. Chechnya is a Muslim-majority autonomous southern Russian republic. The only Republicans to sign were Carlos Curbelo, Charles Dent and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Many believe that these numbers are understated. "These are acts of persecution and violence on an unprecedented scale in the region, and constitute serious violations of the obligations of the ... (more...)