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Author: 0 Malaysians return, Kim Jong Nam's body handed to North Korea

The nine Malaysians prevented from leaving North Korea " have now been allowed to return to Malaysia ", he said, declaring later on Twitter that the " diplomatic crisis is over ". Malaysia and North Korea's previously cordial ties quickly fell apart following Kim's public killing. Tensions between Kuala Lumpur and Pyongyang developed following the murder of Jong Nam, 46, at the low-priced carrier airport, klia2, here on Feb 13.

Global Media Israeli cabinet approves first West Bank settlement in 20 years
Author: 0 Israeli cabinet approves first West Bank settlement in 20 years

The supreme court ruled in 2014 that it was on privately owned Palestinian land, and ordered it to be demolished. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem March 26, 2017. Since the beginning of the unrest, Palestinians have killed 41 Israelis and two USA nationals, while Israeli forces and civilians killed at least 238 Palestinians, a lot of them alleged attackers.

Global Media South Korea's president Park Geun-hye arrested
Author: 0 South Korea's president Park Geun-hye arrested

Ahead of the hearing, prosecutors submitted around 120,000 pages of documents to the Seoul Central District Court relating to the charges against Park, and said it would be "counter to the principle of fairness" if she was not arrested. Park begins serving as first lady. Samsung is accused of providing or promising funds totaling 43.3 billion won to Park's friend Choi and her business interests in exchange for the Park administration's backing of a 2015 merger of its two affiliates.

Global Media David Rockefeller's gifts to NY & the world
Author: 0 David Rockefeller's gifts to NY & the world

From 1940 to 1941 he was secretary to New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and in 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in military intelligence in North Africa and France. Rockefeller maintained the family's patronage of the arts, including its long-standing relationship with New York's Museum of Modern Art, of which his mother had been a fervent patron.

Global Media Sessions, Comey discuss threats with Jewish leaders
Author: 0 Sessions, Comey discuss threats with Jewish leaders

In February, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect said in a statement to Trump that "Rightly or wrongly, the most vicious anti-Semites in America are looking at you and your Administration as a nationalistic movement granting them permission to attack Jews".

Author: 0 Head of US intelligence inquiry refuses to step aside

The NYT has published the names of two White House staffers who assisted House Intel Chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) when he went to the White House to view classified documents suggesting that Donald Trump and his aides were captured in incidental surveillance.

Author: 0 White House Denies it Sought to Prevent Sally Yates' Testimony

Schiff and Nunes have grown even more at odds since Nunes admitted this week that he viewed documents on White House grounds that he said showed incidentally collected communications between members of President Donald Trump's transition team and foreign officials.

Author: 0 Rep. Nunes: 'Democrats aren't really serious about this investigaton' An error occurred

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said he was "aware that former AG Yates meant to speak on these matters and sought permission to testify from the White House". Nunes neglected to share the information with Democrats before speaking with the press and the president, raising doubts about the congressman's objectivity.

Author: 0 White House denies trying to silence evidence of Russian Federation ties

Last week, Nunes announced he obtained "dozens of reports" showing the USA intelligence community - through its "normal foreign surveillance" - " incidentally collected information about US citizens involved in the Trump transition". Schiff wondered whether Nunes had canceled the public hearing at the White House's request to keep Yates from testifying - a claim White House spokesman Sean Spicer denied.

Author: 0 Spicer Tells Reporter He Is Interpreting Yates Letter in 'Plain English'

Nunes' White House meeting - in which he is said to have met a confidential source - raised further questions about his independence from the Trump administration. "Clearly she is an individual that we're going to want to talk to as well", Warner said. Swalwell is a member of the House Intelligence Committee and spoke with CBS News.

Author: 0 McConnell says Senate won't take up 'Obamacare'

Trump and Republican leadership were forced to pull their first-attempt to repeal Obamacare-the American Health Care Act-Friday after House conservatives and Democrats came out in staunch opposition. However, the Freedom House said that it wasn't enough to drive down premiums. He called for the group to work together with other members of the Republican Party, acknowledging that the bill was not a "perfect bill".

Author: 0 White House scoffs at CNN report on alleged Russian collusion

This investigation includes reviewing travel, business, and phone, and in-person meeting records between Trump's inner circle and Russian intelligence officials, according to CNN . "Paul Manafort who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time, but beyond that", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. "I care deeply about constraint and oversight", Comey said.

Author: 0 North Carolina Lawmakers Vote To Repeal Controversial "Bathroom Bill"

Section 2 of the bill prohibits municipalities from enacting ordinances on private employment or public accommodations, which would bar cities from passing LGBT non-discrimination measures in those areas. "The rumored HB2 "deal" does nothing more than double-down on discrimination and would ensure North Carolina remains the worst state in the nation for LGBTQ people", Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said in a statement.

Global Media Speaker shares Trump criticism of Freedom Caucus
Author: 0 Speaker shares Trump criticism of Freedom Caucus

She said she voted for Trump because "there needed to be change", adding, "It's not going to be easy". He also said he had no hard feelings toward the Freedom Caucus , who he described as "friends of mine". A Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday showed Republicans mostly blame Congress, and not Trump or party leaders, for failing to pass the health care overhaul.

Author: 0 White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material

McMaster that he would be removed from his job on the National Security Council just days before Nunes viewed the intelligence reports . After his press conference, Nunes briefed President Trump on the findings without touching base with the rest of the House Intelligence Committee.

Global Media Putin seeks Trump meeting in Helsinki in May
Author: 0 Putin seeks Trump meeting in Helsinki in May

Putin said he wanted to work closely with Trump, and hoped to meet at a possible Arctic conference in Finland in May and at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July. Do we want to bring the situation to what it was in the 1960s during the Cuban (missile) crisis? "The world's super power, the American government needs to do everything we possibly cannot only to undercut what they're trying to do but to uncover what they're trying to do and help our allies prevent it from happening".

Author: 0 Xi, Trump to meet at Florida resort on April 6

Relations have been strained by China's fierce opposition to a United States missile defense system being rolled out in South Korea to protect against attacks from the North. Following the chronology of China-U.S. rapprochement, Xi and Trump have talked over the telephone twice and they have exchanged letters since the U.S.

Author: 0 Trump, Christie pledge to combat nation's opioid addiction

Kelly, Christie's former deputy chief of staff, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Co-defendant Bill Baroni, a former Port Authority official, was sentenced to 24 months in prison. But, when the pair were sentenced Wednesday, they were given different jail terms. Kelly and Bill Baroni, former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, are scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in t.

Author: 0 Did Russia Influence the US Election? Putin Says, 'Read My Lips-No'

Putin said he would discuss efforts to combat terrorism with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Russian Federation and was ready to work with the new U.S. The Senate Intelligence committee began their probe on March 29. "Russian relations to absurdity for the sake of domestic politics", he said. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny - who has announced plans to run for president next year - called for Russians to take to the streets after he published a report accusing Prime Minister ...

Author: 0 USA crash involving church minibus leaves 13 dead

Investigators were on the scene but the cause of the crash was not yet clear. (KABB/WOAI via AP). In this aerial image made from a video provided by KABB/WOAI authorities respond to a deadly crash involving a van carrying church members and a pickup truck on USA 83 outside Garner State Park in northern Uvalde County, Texas, Wed.

Author: 0 Tillerson says US, Turkey face 'difficult options' for Syria

Turkey is deeply opposed to the Pentagon's deepening alliance with the group that has grown into Syria's sharpest paramilitary force since it was founded two years ago. Syria and the fight against ISIL was one of the topics. Though the United States and Turkey share a goal of defeating ISIL in Iraq and Syria, the United States has been concerned that Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield is more focused on preventing Syrian Kurds from forming an autonomous region in northern Syria, along ...

Global Media Virat Kohli softens stance on Australians
Author: 0 Virat Kohli softens stance on Australians

The absence of any follow-up action on Kohli's accusations led to much hard feelings among players as well as fans, and to soothe matters the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia released a joint statement pledging their continued friendship for each other.

Author: 0 South Korean ex-president questioned in court hearing over arrest bid

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye (C) is transferred in a auto from Seoul to a detention house in Gyeonggi province, South Korea, on March 31, 2017. Judges had said the former president had broken the law by allowing Ms Choi to meddle in state affairs, and had breached guidelines on official secrets by leaking numerous documents.

Global Media Marine Le Pen campaigning for French presidency in Chad and Russian Federation
Author: 0 Marine Le Pen campaigning for French presidency in Chad and Russian Federation

Speaking with Mr. Putin , Le Pen said as ISIS terrorists killed three Russian soldiers at a military base in Chechnya: "the fight against terrorism can only be truly effective if the largest nations stand side by side and join forces". Mr Danne said: "Macron-Merkel it's the declining establishment, Le Pen and Putin represent the freedom of the people, cooperation in a multi-polar world".

Author: 0 Kashmir: Police exercise exemplary restraint to save lives of civilians in Yaripora

Clashes between protestors and security forces were going on till reports last came in, he added. The encounter broke out in the morning when the a joint team of security forces, including the army, CRPF and special operation group (SOG) of the state police, on the basis of specific information about the terrorists cordoned the area and launched a search.

Author: 0 S African finance minister sacked in shock reshuffle

The recall caused South Africa's rand to lose almost 5 percent, another blow to Africa's most industrialized economy that has stalled amid high unemployment. Earlier previous year, South Africa's highest court found that Zuma had violated his oath of office by refusing to abide by an order to pay back some of the millions of dollars in public money spent on upgrading his rural home.

Global Media Syrian army says battling ex-al Qaeda fighters in Damascus suburb
Author: 0 Syrian army says battling ex-al Qaeda fighters in Damascus suburb

The Islamist rebel group Faylaq al-Rahman and the Fateh al-Sham Front - known as Al-Nusra Front before it renounced its ties to Al-Qaeda - have a presence in Jobar. Planes could still be heard above the city but numerous roads that had been sealed off by army troops the previous day were reopened. Abdel Rahman said retaliatory government air strikes and shelling of the rebel bastion of Eastern Ghouta east of Damascus killed 13 civilians.

Author: 0 Activists call for transparency in ICE shooting

Hallock said Torres Sr. did not have a a gun, though he does have a valid license to own one. Torres has previous convictions for drug possession and trespassing, court records show. She did not, according to spokesman Manuel Perez. ICE did not respond to requests for comment. Neudauer said it is against ICE policy to speak about any planned future enforcement actions in Brockton or anywhere around the country.

Author: 0 Former Russian lawmaker and Kremlin critic shot dead in streets of Kiev

According to police information, Parshov would now be 28 years old. The suspect in Voronenkov's murder as taken to the hospital following a shootout with Voronenkov's bodyguard. Ponomaryov wrote that his friend was "an investigator who was deadly risky for Russian security agencies". In a statement on Thursday, Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, said, "Voronenkov was one of the main witnesses of Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the role of Yanukovych in bringing troops to ...

Global Media Trump border wall funding facing delay
Author: 0 Trump border wall funding facing delay

Trump's border security executive order signed five days after he took office calls for "a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, contiguous, and impassable physical barrier". The editorial titled "Treason Against the Homeland" was published March 26th and stems from bids recently placed by Mexican companies to construct President Trump's wall.

Author: 0 Nunes rejects calls to remove self from Russia-Trump investigation

In his Tuesday briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer said the White House did not weigh in on whether Yates could testify. CBS News obtained a letter from the Justice Department to the attorney representing Yates. The officials said that this month, shortly after Trump wrote on Twitter about being wiretapped on the orders of President Barack Obama, Cohen-Watnick began reviewing highly classified reports detailing the intercepted communications of foreign officials.

Author: 0 Trump Will Host China's President In Florida On April 6

President Donald Trump on Thursday predicted that an upcoming meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping would be "very hard", as he set an adversarial tone ahead of a high-profile summit. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang gave no details of the agenda in announcing Xi's travel plans at a daily news briefing in Beijing , but spoke of the need to see the big picture while fostering mutual interests in trade relations.

Author: 0 Scottish lawmakers back independence referendum call

The SNP lost its majority at the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections but Tuesday's vote passed with support from the Scottish Greens. Sturgeon met with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday to discuss the upcoming European Union exit negotiations and the possibility of a second referendum on Scottish independence.

Global Media Trump's approval rating hits a new low
Author: 0 Trump's approval rating hits a new low

It's worth nothing, however, that Trump is barely two months into his fledgling presidency, typically a time for forgiving approval ratings. The new poll suggests a steep drop for the new president. Several presidents faced approval ratings lower than that of Mr. Trump - including Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon - during their careers. Meanwhile Gallup's three-day rolling average of job-approval numbers has Trump dipping to 36/57, down from 41/54 last Thursday.

Global Media Merkel's Deputy Bouffier: Erdogan Not Wanted in Germany
Author: 0 Merkel's Deputy Bouffier: Erdogan Not Wanted in Germany

Angela Merkel has said her demand for Turkey to cease drawing Nazi comparisons with Germany and its allies applies "without ifs or buts". Ankara has in turn accused Berlin of harbouring "terrorists" and of failing to respond to requests to hand over suspects from the coup as well as Kurds it believes are members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Global Media Ruth Davidson: 'Most Scots don't want another referendum'
Author: 0 Ruth Davidson: 'Most Scots don't want another referendum'

Details of the trip were announced as Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon doubled down on her commitment to holding a second independence referendum. They have been so quick to lay the groundwork for the referendum, they have not stopped to consider how they would make their case for a prosperous independent Scotland .

Global Media Chicago activists call for transparency in ICE shooting
Author: 0 Chicago activists call for transparency in ICE shooting

Some activists called the Chicago shooting by an ICE officer "unprecedented", though federal data show that ICE officers have used lethal force before. But family members tell a different story. " Any person who actively incites panic or fear of law enforcement is doing a disservice to the community, endangering public safety and the very people they claim to support and represent ", Neudauer said.

Author: 0 Theresa May, accused of blackmail

For the EU, already reeling from successive crises over debt and refugees, the loss of Britain is the biggest blow yet to 60 years of efforts to forge European unity in the wake of two devastating world wars. May has also rejected speculation around a divorce fee from the EU, "We won't be being required to make significant payments every year into the EU's budget".

Global Media Putin Critic Shot Dead in Ukraine
Author: 0 Putin Critic Shot Dead in Ukraine

Denis Voronenkov , 45, was killed Thursday at 11:40 a.m. near the Premier Palace hotel in the center of Ukraine's capital, local police said. Voronenkov also admitted, in the same interview , that he helped Ukrainian prosecutors build a treason case against Viktor Yanukovych, the former Ukrainian president who is now living in Russian Federation on exile.

Author: 0 Marc Leishman What's In The Bag?

His lead began slipping away when Kisner missed the green on the par-5 12th with a sand wedge, pitched over the other side of the green and took bogey. From trampled grass left of the 18th fairway, a tree slightly in his way, Hoffman chose to punch a 7-iron and have it run down the firm fairway. Charley Hoffman wasn't planning on being at Bay Hill until he failed to qualify for a World Golf Championship next week.

Global Media April nor'easter on the way, with heavy snow potential
Author: 0 April nor'easter on the way, with heavy snow potential

It seems likely that the wintry mix will switch over to rain Friday night , but forecasters warn some sleet and freezing rain is still possible, which makes for risky conditions. Temperatures will be falling back into the lower and middle 30s with calm winds overnight. However, once the sun goes down, that's when the bulk of April snow tends to accumulate.

Global Media Netanyahu says Israel committed to advancing peace with Palestinians under Trump
Author: 0 Netanyahu says Israel committed to advancing peace with Palestinians under Trump

That doesn't mean he wasn't good to America", Haley said at AIPAC . "We won't let them drag humanity away from the promise of a bright future, to the misery of a dark past", he said. administration. Ambassador Ron Dermer told AIPAC: "For the first time in many years... there is no daylight between our two governments". -Israeli partnership for preventing Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon, following its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, and for "confronting Iran's aggression in ...

Global Media South African opposition parties aim at President Jacob Zuma
Author: 0 South African opposition parties aim at President Jacob Zuma

The SACP revealed on Thursday at a press briefing that Zuma had informed them of his intention to remove Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy this week. Molefe resigned from Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.in November after being implicated in a graft ombudsman's report for favoring members of the Gupta family, who are in business with Zuma's son, in awarding contracts.

Global Media All you need to know about the four new GST bills
Author: 0 All you need to know about the four new GST bills

The GST council has put services like issuing of passport, birth certificates and driving license under "business" category, that may invite tax once the GST is in force. As a result, once CGST and IGST bills are passed by Parliament, the J&K Assembly will have to pass a legislation saying the two laws are applicable to them, official sources said.

Author: 0 Unfriendly fire: Past US strikes that have killed civilians

In February, Iraqi ground forces - backed by US -led coalition air power - began fresh operations aimed at ousting Daesh militants from western Mosul , the terrorist group's last bastion in northern Iraq. Another possibility he said was being examined: That IS filled the building with explosives. "It is very possible that Daesh blew up that building to blame it on the coalition in order to cause a delay in the offensive on Mosul and cause a delay in the use of coalition air strikes", ...

Author: 0 France's Macron passes first of three big tests

BERLIN: France must accelerate reforms and changes to tackle growing social and economic problems that are fueling nationalism, populism and the rise of Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front, a top German official said on Tuesday.

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