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European Union says ready to welcome back United Kingdom if it decides to stay European Union says ready to welcome back United Kingdom if it decides to stay
- April 25, 2017

Ms Goodman acknowledged that Labour faces an uphill struggle ahead of the June 8 snap election . Inside Parliament, opposition members of the House accused the Prime Minister of political opportunism. "I have done everything possible to ensure we got, and won, a referendum to leave the European Union - even changing parties and triggering a byelection to help nudge things along". (more...)
Turkey's premier calls on opposition to respect referendum Turkey's premier calls on opposition to respect referendum
- April 25, 2017

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) had Tuesday requested the poll be scrapped due to alleged violations. Royce said he was troubled by the observers' initial reports of irregularities and would review the full report when released. She confirmed that the authority chose to accept ballots without official stamps late in the day, adding that it "significantly changed the ballot validity criteria, undermining an important ... (more...)
US Treasury rejects Exxon Mobil request to drill in Russia
- April 24, 2017

On Friday, April 21, 2017 , the Trump administration denied a request from Exxon Mobil to waive USA sanctions against Russian Federation and allow it to resume oil drilling around the Black Sea. State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 4.3% in the fourth quarter. The Treasury Department, which will ultimately determine the fate of the approval request, told reporters that it is unable to comment about the waiver application process. (more...)
Kenya ranch shooting: Italian author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann injured Kenya ranch shooting: Italian author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann injured
- April 24, 2017

The gunmen shot her, but Gallmann was saved when rangers from the Kenya Wildlife Service intervened and fought off the attackers. British Army medics attended to her before she was airlifted to the capital, Nairobi, where she underwent surgery, he said. (more...)
3 children, 2 adults killed in Queens Village house fire
- April 24, 2017

New York Fire Department personnel stand outside the scene of a deadly fire Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Queens Village in New York that killed multiple people, including children. Mayor Bill de Blasio says there are still many 'unanswered questions.' Commissioner Nigro says that fire marshals will work to determine the cause. (more...)
Paris attack will 'probably help' Le Pen in France
- April 23, 2017

Although campaigning was stopped due to the incident, their appearance offered a unique opportunity for voters to see their immediate reactions. Le Pen is one of eleven candidates in a tight race . A lot of stock was put in the possibility that the Netherlands would choose right-wing outsider Geert Wilders as prime minister in March, based on the unexpected British vote to exit the European Union and America's election of Donald Trump. (more...)
Court: Texas House map drawn to dilute minority voters Court: Texas House map drawn to dilute minority voters
- April 23, 2017

Today's ruling comes after a similar ruling last month , which said lawmakers diluted the influence of minority voters when they drew some of the state's congressional districts, a violation of the 14th Amendment. Ed Espinosa, of Progress Texas, said in a statement: "Texas is one of the most diverse states in the nation, yet Republican-drawn maps were an indefensible exercise to deny people of color fair representation". (more...)
Twenty killed in school minibus crash in South Africa Twenty killed in school minibus crash in South Africa
- April 21, 2017

The children died after the vehicle burst into flames following a collision with a truck just north of the capital. "Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the fire services already in attendance". The victims were between 5 and 10 years old, said Russel Meiring , a spokesman for paramedic company ER24. Earlier the country's transport minister Joe Maswanganyi had called for greater caution on the roads as he announced that the Easter weekend death toll had increased by 51 percent to 235 ... (more...)
Tiger Woods to design golf course near Branson Tiger Woods to design golf course near Branson
- April 20, 2017

Plans also call for an additional par-3 short course Woods will also design. Woods was at the resort on opening day alongside Tracey Stewart, Payne's widow, to formally introduce the new design. The four-time Masters champion recently missed that tournament for a third time in the past four years. For those wondering why Tiger Woods has been rumored to be hanging out in Branson, Missouri, the wait is over. (more...)
Global Sales of Ivanka Trump Merchandise Rising Since Election
- April 19, 2017

But Painter tells the AP only a full recusal on matters relating to trade with China would suffice, since "the danger is that with any discussion with the Chinese, one party or the other may try to bring up trade". There is no sign the recent approvals were particularly swift. China's Trademark Office did not respond to a request for comment. The company also applied for trademarks in other markets following the election, including the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the U.S. (more...)
Dao goes to court; wants United to save video, records from plane Dao goes to court; wants United to save video, records from plane
- April 18, 2017

Mr Munoz said United would be examining the way it compensates customers who volunteer to give up seats on overbooked planes, adding that it would likely not demand that seated passengers surrender their places. After the man was taken away, the four United employees boarded the flight. The department said in statement Monday that the incident "was not in accordance with our standard operating procedure and the actions of the aviation security officer are obviously not condoned by the ... (more...)
Trump tells newspaper Obama aide might have broken the law
- April 18, 2017

It was reported this week that Rice, in her role as national security adviser, asked intelligence agencies to "unmask" the names of Trump associates mentioned in reports of surveillance activities. Privacy advocates have raised concerns that the new rules - which are yet to be fully implemented - would lead to the information being shared too broadly. (more...)
Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94
- April 18, 2017

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he approved of the strike, and it was created to support Afghan and USA forces conducting clearance operations in the region. The office of President Ashraf Ghani said there was "close coordination" between the USA military and Afghan government over the operation in Achin. (more...)
Pence Tells North Korea: 'The Era Of Strategic Patience Is Over'
- April 18, 2017

Ambassador Kim, North Korea's United Nations representative, said that deploying the US strike group to the region was a "reckless move" and suggested that the USA was focused on invading North Korea. North Korea's KCNA news agency on Monday carried a letter from leader Kim Jong Un to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad marking the 70th anniversary of Syria's independence, according to Reuters . (more...)
Pence says 'era of strategic patience' is over Pence says 'era of strategic patience' is over
- April 18, 2017

His travels to the Asia-Pacific region come amid indications that North Korea is potentially preparing its sixth nuclear test in a decade or a significant missile launch, such as its first flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. (more...)
Five people dead after plane crashes near Lidl supermarket in Portugal Five people dead after plane crashes near Lidl supermarket in Portugal
- April 18, 2017

Portuguese emergency services have confirmed that the Swiss pilot and three French passengers had died, while the Portuguese driver was hit as the plane went off course close to the nearby runway. El Mundo also reports that a Portuguese person unloading a truck in the carpark died when the plane crashed. Four people inside the supermarket doing their shopping at the time were also treated for shock and smoke inhalation. (more...)
British Columbia New Democrats promise balanced budget, higher corporate tax British Columbia New Democrats promise balanced budget, higher corporate tax
- April 17, 2017

In regards to claims that people already living in the province still can't find housing, Clark says it's municipalities' responsibility to solve the problem. "Our new spends on capital will lead to a one per cent increase in our debt-to-GDP ratio, which will still leave us in the same league as Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba". (more...)
Woman fatally stabbed by Palestinian in Jerusalem, authorities say
- April 16, 2017

The terrorist was identified as Jamil Tamimi , 57, from the Ras al-Amoud neighborhood of East Jerusalem , by the Shin Bet security service. The University of Birmingham later confirmed Bladon was a student of the university on exchange. (more...)
Pakistani Student Killed by Mob on Campus Pakistani Student Killed by Mob on Campus
- April 16, 2017

The premier condemned the incident and ordered to arrest the perpetrators. The video also showed Khan insisting that he was not an Ahmadi and did not promote it on Facebook . Police have not yet registered the case of an incident. The university has also formed a six-member committee to probe the incident. "So my message to everyone is, please know your religion, culture, values which have always taught us to be patient and preach peace". (more...)
Fire quelled on roof of Bellagio retail annex Fire quelled on roof of Bellagio retail annex
- April 15, 2017

But a fire at the iconic Bellagio Hotel will do it. The fire was knocked down about 11:10 p.m. Session credited the training of the firefighters for being able to quickly access the roof. The police closed the Las Vegas Boulevard for an hour and a half. But the fire department has looked at the damage left by the fire and they have an estimate on what the cost could be. (more...)
Jury begin 6th day of deliberations in Aaron Hernandez trial
- April 15, 2017

The decision comes two years after another MA jury found the former National Football League tight end guilty of murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park near his home in June 2013. The jury on Friday also acquitted the Pro Bowl NFL tight end of witness intimidation, but found him guilty and sentenced him to four years for carrying an unlawful weapon, according to the New York Times . (more...)
Iranian President to run for second term
- April 15, 2017

Rouhani told reporters after making the decision, "Once again, I am here for Iran , for Islam, for freedom and for more stability in this country". This is in keeping with the strategy that Rouhani had espoused prior to assuming the presidency, as when he boasted that his nuclear negotiations with Western powers had helped to maintain a "calm environment" while Iran quietly increased its nuclear enrichment capabilities. (more...)
Trump says US-Russia relations may be at Trump says US-Russia relations may be at "all-time low"
- April 14, 2017

Lavrov spoke Wednesday after several hours of talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that focused on tensions over Syria sparked by a chemical attack that killed more than 80. The 59 Tomahawk missiles that hit the air base didn't surprise anyone - the USA alerted Russian officials to ensure their personnel would escape injury and minimize a risk of armed conflict. (more...)
Assad says army 'gave up' all chemical weapons
- April 14, 2017

He told Agence France-Presse this week that he wasn't even confident the dead children shown on video were "dead at all". "The terrorist groups are capable of obtaining, and stockpiling such weapons with the help of well-known regional countries and that what Syria has been warning against in every instance the rebels used chemical weapons against civilians and government forces", the statement said. (more...)
Iraq says Islamic State has lost most of land it seized Iraq says Islamic State has lost most of land it seized
- April 13, 2017

Brig Gen Yahya Rasool, a military spokesman, said the extremist group now controls less than 12,000 square miles (30,000 square kilometres) in Iraq, or 6.8 per cent of the country's territory. Gen. Yahya Rasool told reporters. The coalition has come under criticism following an air strike in west Mosul last month that took a heavy toll on civilians, a strike it admitted may have been its own. (more...)
Putin calls for UN investigation into Syria chemical attack
- April 13, 2017

North Korea is emerging as one of the most pressing foreign policy problems for US President Donald Trump. But Tillerson was more equivocal, saying that the priority was the defeat of ISIS. Mr Putin and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani warned the USA a "red line" had been crossed. Both leaders agreed on the "inadmissibility" of U.S. action against a sovereign state. (more...)
Zuma accuses protesters of racism after marches
- April 13, 2017

Wednesday's march was led by the radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, along with the Democratic Alliance (DA) and smaller opposition parties. UDM leader Bantu Holomisa said the march was not a numbers game but was meant to deliver a message. "Take a permanent holiday!" said one protest sign mockingly wishing a happy birthday to Zuma. (more...)
Rapper Chief Keef arrested on DUI charge in Miami Beach Rapper Chief Keef arrested on DUI charge in Miami Beach
- April 13, 2017

In the mugshot taken by the Miami Beach Police, the rapper appears to have bloodshot eyes and a dry mouth, signs indicative of him having used marijuana. Still, Keef didn't seem too anxious about the arrest, reportedly telling police "It's okay". More officers arrived, and the three people in the Altima were also detained. (more...)
UP Cabinet meet: Rural areas to get 18 hours power supply UP Cabinet meet: Rural areas to get 18 hours power supply
- April 13, 2017

The state government said failure to comply with this order will attract strict action against the mill owners. He said district magistrates were asked to set up procurement centres wherever needed. Now, it will be implemented on the ground. This will be the first time in history when UP villages will be getting an assured 18-hour power supply. (more...)
's stand is clear on Triple Talaq issue: Rajnath Singh 's stand is clear on Triple Talaq issue: Rajnath Singh
- April 13, 2017

Sayeed Sadiq as saying. After learning that his husband has pronounced her triple talaq and is also not letting her enter the house, the wife sat on dharna. The submissions drawn by advocate Madhvi Divan have been settled by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi. It has also raised a fundamental issue and said in a secular democracy, whether religion can be a reason to deny equal status and dignity, which is available to women under the Constitution. (more...)
Jeff Sessions Outlines New Immigration Policy in Department-Wide Memo
- April 13, 2017

He said toughened criminal immigration enforcement is in line with the priorities of President Donald Trump, whom Sessions credited for drop in undocumented border crossings - including a 40 percent decrease from January to February. "It's again clear that the Department of Justice is now being guided by bigotry and intolerance, seeking all means to harm our communities and showing no regard for our families", said Javier H. (more...)
Japan to extend unilateral sanctions against North Korea
- April 12, 2017

The missile launch may be a precursor, with more to come as the summit starts Thursday, he said. Watchers say the first meeting was a "get to know you" session, but with Trump accepting President Xi's invitation to visit Beijing for a state visit, there are indications the two countries are willing to improve ties and boost cooperation on the issues of bilateral trade and North Korea. (more...)
Assad: Washington's Attack Fails to 'Raise the Morale of US-Backed Terrorists' Assad: Washington's Attack Fails to 'Raise the Morale of US-Backed Terrorists'
- April 12, 2017

It was later announced that Russia , Iran and Hezbollah would increase their support for the Syrian military after the U.S. fired 59 cruise missiles at the airbase from which it believes the gas attack was launched. But the move makes the foreign secretary look like "some sort of mini-me" who can not be trusted to hold his own talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, according to the SNP's foreign affairs spokesman. (more...)
U.S. attack on Syria cements Kremlin's embrace of Assad U.S. attack on Syria cements Kremlin's embrace of Assad
- April 11, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, looking to rally world leaders in support of last week's U.S. missile attack on Syria, Monday promised a new U.S. Russian Federation maintains a close political and military alliance with President Bashar Assad's government and has been accused of supporting its attacks against Syrians opposed to Assad's rule - something Moscow adamantly denies. (more...)
Man who killed wife at California school called her 'angel'
- April 11, 2017

She said she knew her daughter was safe because she had heard from others that authorities had already contacted parents of the wounded children. He and the boy who died were behind their special-education teacher, Karen Elaine Smith, 53, the target of the man she had married months earlier, police said. (more...)
Malala Yousafzai made UN Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai made UN Messenger of Peace
- April 11, 2017

Born on 12 July 1997 in Pakistan's Swat Valley, Yousafzai became an global symbol for the fight for girls' education after being shot on 9 October 2012 for opposing Taliban restrictions on female education. She also became the youngest U.N. Messenger of Peace, joining a distinguished group including actors Michael Douglas and Leonardo Dicaprio, primatologist Jane Goodall and musicians Daniel Barenboim and Yo-Yo Ma. (more...)
House committee responds to Supreme Court ruling
- April 10, 2017

State lawmakers on Friday night filed a notice of emergency appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court - capping a long day of escalating hostilities between the Republican governor and the Republican-controlled legislature. "We are gratified that the Alabama Supreme Court acted promptly and that the restraining order against the Judiciary Committee is stayed", said Jack Sharman, a partner with Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC and special counsel to the Judiciary Committee. (more...)
Trump discusses Syria, North Korea with Japanese prime minister Trump discusses Syria, North Korea with Japanese prime minister
- April 10, 2017

Sunday's Abe-Trump conversation also comes as a U.S. Navy carrier group headed to the Korean Peninsula amid signs that Pyongyang is preparing for a sixth nuclear test. Trump has said China, with its ties to North Korea, should deal with its neighbor, but that the US was prepared to act on its own if necessary. The Trump administration has said all options , including military action, are on the table if North Korea continues to pose threats to the United States and its allies. (more...)
Britain sets out Brexit plan to 'end European Union supremacy' Britain sets out Brexit plan to 'end European Union supremacy'
- April 10, 2017

The head of the rotating European Union presidency, Joseph Muscat , said citizens in Britain and other European Union nations should not be used a "bargaining chips". In a foreword to the paper, Prime Minister Theresa May said the bill would "provide maximum certainty as we leave the EU", allowing businesses, public officials and individuals to plan for the future while Brexit negotiations are ongoing. (more...)
Rubio says U.S. can't defeat ISIS until Syria's Assad is removed Rubio says U.S. can't defeat ISIS until Syria's Assad is removed
- April 10, 2017

Tillerson says the Islamic State group is a threat not just to the USA but to stability in the region. The destruction of ISIS is still the primary goal of US policy in Syria , Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday. Rouhani and Russian President Vladimir Putin also spoke by telephone about "the unacceptable nature of American aggression", a statement from Moscow said. (more...)