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Author: 0 NORC Poll: Most disapprove of Trump, except on economy

Trump has suffered defeats in the federal courts, which twice temporarily halted his travel ban on some foreigners, and in Congress, where discord among Republicans has stymied legislation to change Obama's signature health care law. Ryan said Trump called him and apologized. Pivoting to talk more generally about the job, Ryan, a former vice presidential nominee for his party, suggested this would be the top post in politics that he planned to reach.

Author: 0 Congress Continues Investigation into Russian Federation

The California Republican acknowledged Monday that he met an unnamed source and reviewed intelligence reports at the White House complex before making public statements that associates of President Trump were caught up in "incidental" surveillance.

Global Media No peace without Palestinian state: Jordan
Author: 0 No peace without Palestinian state: Jordan

Trump caused alarm among Palestinians and many parts of the global community in February when he broke with years of U.S. policy in support of the two-state solution, meaning an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. The Arab leaders urged unity and the need for peaceful solutions but had few specific plans to offer. LEADERS of the Arab world, who gathered in Amman for annual summit of the Arab League, have beamed out a firm message that they would not accept any unfair deal or ...

Global Media 'An IRA leader turned peacemaker': How Martin McGuinness is being remembered internationally
Author: 0 'An IRA leader turned peacemaker': How Martin McGuinness is being remembered internationally

After a decade in the devolved legislature, McGuinness stepped down from his role as deputy first minister earlier this year, triggering an election that saw Sinn Fein returned in record numbers. Following his defeat, he took up the role of deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. Mr Kenny said: "Not only did Martin come to believe that peace must prevail, he committed himself to working tirelessly to that end".

Global Media Martin McGuinness, from IRA commander to peacemaker
Author: 0 Martin McGuinness, from IRA commander to peacemaker

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who was in Downing Street at the time of the Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998, said peace in Northern Ireland would not have been possible without McGuinness. Irish Times columnist Fintan O'Toole argued in January 2017 that McGuinness had been "a mass killer - during his period of membership and leadership the IRA killed 1,781 people, including 644 civilians - whose personal amiability has been essential to the peace process".

Author: 0 Medicaid expansion battle continues in Kansas

As expected, Governor Sam Brownback vetoed the Medicaid expansion bill around 9:30 a.m. this morning. The federal government pays for 90 percent of the expansion costs for states that extend Medicaid coverage to people at up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line.

Author: 0 United Kingdom publishes White Paper to replace European Union law post-Brexit

LONDON (AP) - Britain's chief negotiator in the country's divorce from the European Union on Thursday rejected suggestions the United Kingdom has threatened to end security cooperation unless it gets the trade deal it wants. Tusk said agreement also had to be reached on the rights of expatriates, the border between Ireland and the provinces of Northern Ireland, and business rules before any talks on a post-Brexit trade deal could take place.

Author: 0 Putin: 'Read my lips,' election interference claims are lies

Putin and his government, his organization, to interfere in major ways with our basic fundamental democratic process", Former Vice President Dick Cheney said while speaking at a conference in New Delhi on March 29. "I can see the USA ambassador (to Russia John Tefft) is sitting here". Russian officials are now biding their time until the scandal dies down. The U.S.

Author: 0 Meeting with Chinese leader will be 'very difficult'

China-US trade in goods amounted to $519.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 207 times compared with that of 1979 when the two countries set up diplomatic ties, according to Lu. China is already looking for ways to retaliate against the US, King added, with Trump rhetoric "making the Chinese government pretty nervous". The meeting plans are already widely known since USA media have extensively reported them early this month.

Author: 0 S.African finance minister, Pravin Gordhan sacked in shock reshuffle

President Zuma summoned the rest of the ANC's top six, Cyril Ramaphosa, Gwede Mantashe, Jessie Duarte, Zweli Mkhize and Baleka Mbete, to a meeting at short notice to the presidential home, Mahlambandlopfu, earlier in the evening. Analysts say the two are likely to be under intense scrutiny due to the profile of the Treasury and the circumstances surrounding the removal of Gordhan and Jonas.

Author: 0 Unanswered Questions about Rep. Nunes and Russian Federation

The lawyer, David O'Neil, wrote that there may not be a reason for Yates to withhold information related to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation because top Trump administration officials have already discussed the situation publicly.

Author: 0 Tillerson to skip North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting

The move could be interpreted as another snub to the US' traditional allies in favor of Russian Federation, which President Donald Trump routinely spoke about positively on the campaign trail. Tillerson has been notably absent from several meetings with foreign leaders, causing some critics to question whether he has much influence over foreign policy in the Trump administration.

Author: 0 Trump's Muslim Ban Halted Indefinitely-but What Will His Next Move Be?

Trump's administration said in a court filing that it will send the ruling up to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, setting the stage for a second showdown in that higher court between the president and the judiciary over a controversial executive order that has divided the nation.

Author: 0 No caste, religion based discrimination, promises UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Gorakhpur

Stressing on coordination between the state government and party, Adityanath said, "Workers should ensure that benefits of the government schemes reach the have-nots and the last man". "If the police officials take out some time from their busy schedule and undertake foot patrolling for a few kilometers along with their subordinates, then it will instill a feeling of safety and reassurance among the public", he said.

Author: 0 US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka to be his special assistant

Now that President Trump has made it clear that as least Ivanka will have a prominent advisory role in his administration (Ivanka's husband will also advise the president), a number of people have voiced concern over the First Daughter's lack of experience outside of real estate.

Global Media Zuma sacks finance chief in 'deal to stand down'
Author: 0 Zuma sacks finance chief in 'deal to stand down'

Business Leadership South Africa on Thursday called on President Jacob Zuma to reveal his reasons for cutting Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's investor roadshow trip, to the United Kingdom, short. The Cabinet shuffle comes as the calls for Zuma to step down grow. Gordhan was appointed finance minister in 2009 before he was appointed cooperative minister in 2014.

Author: 0 S.A: Zuma reshuffles Cabinet, sacks Finance Minister Gordhan

The move is being seen as Zuma's efforts to gain more power over his government and control the choice of his successor. Changes were also made in the ministries of energy, transport, police, public works, sports and recreation, tourism, public service, and communication.

Author: 0 Trump expects 'very difficult' meeting with Chinese President next week

This will be the first meeting between President Trump and President Xi. In a statement, the Office of the Press Secretary said: "The two leaders will discuss global, regional, and bilateral issues of mutual concern". Just weeks ago the summit seemed a distant possibility after Trump infuriated Beijing with suggestions he might break from the "One China" policy.

Author: 0 North Korea Claims Success in Test of New Rocket Engine

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un announced the ground test of a "high-thrust engine" to be used in a rocket, the country's state-run media said Saturday. North Korea may have just taken a step towards developing a functional intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Lee said the test featured a main engine supported by four supplementary engines.

Global Media GOP rep: Healthcare reform needs to be bipartisan
Author: 0 GOP rep: Healthcare reform needs to be bipartisan

There is no doubt that the tax code is due for an overhaul. "People who might not have been for the Affordable Care Act until they enjoyed it for three years now are like, 'What, you're taking that away from me?' Promising something with the thought of the Affordable Care Act, that didn't get anybody's attention".

Global Media Pres. Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill
Author: 0 Pres. Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill

Trump has repeatedly said that Obamacare is "collapsing," House Speaker Paul Ryan called the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare an "act of mercy," and many Republicans have said the law is in a "death spiral." He said he wanted the House blueprint to be the basis for Trump's tax reform plan rather than have competing versions from Treasury and the White House.

Global Media North Korean missile explodes shortly after launch An error occurred
Author: 0 North Korean missile explodes shortly after launch An error occurred

Earlier this month, North Korea fired four ballistic missiles that landed in waters off Japan, triggering strong protests from Seoul and Tokyo. North Korea tested a rocket engine that dictator Kim Jong-un described as technology of "historic significance" over the weekend, but it's not clear if this failed test involved one of those engines.

Global Media Government FINALLY Gets Company Tax Cuts, 333 Days On
Author: 0 Government FINALLY Gets Company Tax Cuts, 333 Days On

The fate of the Turnbull government's company tax cut is hanging in the balance, with Senate negotiations dragging out and lower house MPs heading home, ensuring the package won't be legislated before May. Support for the $48 billion company tax cut plan from Pauline Hanson's four One Nation senators was on hold late on Monday because of a dispute in the sugar industry in Queensland.

Global Media French national in Shanghai attacked in knife assault, consulate says
Author: 0 French national in Shanghai attacked in knife assault, consulate says

The French police previously claimed Liu was shot in an act of "legitimate defense" against "an assailant with scissors", after the police were called to deal with an alleged "domestic dispute". The killing triggered rallies against police brutality and mass detentions. Police said he used a small blade. Three officers were slightly injured in the incident and one police vehicle was damaged by an incendiary device.

Author: 0 Trump hires his daughter to join step son in incestuous administration

An unsigned statement from the White House this week said: "We are pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this step in her unprecedented role as first daughter and in support of the president". There's no genuine show of regard for people's concerns, just a version of "I'm sorry you were offended" or "I'm sorry but". Trump's new position could also run afoul of an anti-nepotism law, some experts believe.

Global Media In talks with USA on H1B: Sushma
Author: 0 In talks with USA on H1B: Sushma

The government on Thursday sought to allay the fears among Indian IT professionals, saying the U.S. administration has not implemented any policy yet to curb jobs and efforts were underway to dissuade it from doing so. "The authorites are carrying out a probe into the death and it has not yet been established whether it is a hate crime", she said, adding that no arrest has been made in the case yet.

Author: 0 Schiff calls out Nunes as tensions escalate over House Russia probe

The same day, Nunes announced that he would cancel the scheduled hearing - making it unnecessary for the White House to assert executive privilege at all. In a piece also published Tuesday, Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker asserted that the White House has been coordinating with Nunes. "I hope she testifies", Spicer said during the daily press briefing.

Author: 0 Severe storms continue in the Southern Plains, 21 million at risk

Williamson and Randy Yarnall, from Cassville, Mo., both contractors with the Weather Channel, and Corbin Lee Jaeger of Peoria, Ariz., died in the accident. ABC13 Mayra Moreno spoke to residents who said they felt like a tornado came through the area. "We knew it was going to be a big tornado but that anyone would lose their life was the last thing in our minds".

Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Blasts Putin

House Speaker Paul Ryan also was targeted by internet hackers recently, said Clint Watts of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. The Senate Committee will examine whether the Trump campaign co-ordinated with the Russians to hire the army of trolls.

Author: 0 Nunes won't leave Russian Federation probe; Ryan says no need to

The committee's investigation has effectively ground to a halt after Nunes went to the White House last week with information of potential surveillance of Trump's aides, without telling Democrats on the committee first. O'Neil's letter to the White House said Yates would still plan to testify if he did not hear from the White House by Monday morning that it was asserting executive privilege.

Author: 0 Obama Lawyer: Trump Hiring Daughter Violates Nepotism Law

The first daughter's formal title will be assistant to the president . She has at times hosted events similar to those held by past first ladies: This week she welcomed female entrepreneurs to the White House, spoke to girls about STEM education and announced an official trip to Germany.

Global Media Australian cyclone leaves bull shark stranded on land
Author: 0 Australian cyclone leaves bull shark stranded on land

Military helicopters, ferries and planes brought hundreds of holidaymakers stranded on resort islands in the storm's path to the mainland, where tens of thousands more people were still without power. There were no reports of deaths from the storm. Australia was the first country to switch to alternating between male and female names in 1975, according to its Bureau of Meteorology, and other areas have followed suit.

Author: 0 S. Korea prosecutors grill Park over corruption allegations

Park, 65, has been accused of colluding with her decades-long friend Choi Soon-sil, who is now in custody, to receive tens of millions of USA dollars in bribes from Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, the heir apparent of Samsung Group.

Author: 0 Tillerson, Turkish leaders struggle to resolve Kurds dispute

Turkey sent troops, tanks and warplanes to support Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels, push ISIS militants away from its border and stop the advance of Kurdish fighters. But by the time Trump was inaugurated, Erdogan's tone had changed, and Turkish leaders - who had become disenchanted with the Obama administration - were expressing expectations for a more malleable relationship with Trump.

Global Media Expectations Gordhan will go leave South African markets on edge
Author: 0 Expectations Gordhan will go leave South African markets on edge

The situation reminds us of the rand's vulnerability to political noise, particularly relating to a historic pillar of strength in South Africa: the finance department. According to the report, Gordhan , Jonas and Treasury DG Lungisa Fuzile had set up "secret meetings" to start "operation Check Mate" and to tell investors they stood together against Zuma and the corruption of the Guptas.

Author: 0 Air India bans Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, cancels Pune return ticket

In any case, Air India is not part of the FIA. Please Wait while comments are loading. "I will not apologise.he (AI Manager Sukumar) should come and apologise. According to The Times of India , The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) - an umbrella organisation representing IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and GoAir - is planning to bar the MP from flying in their planes.

Author: 0 Schumer Opposes Gorsuch, Urges Other Democrats to Vote No

Gorsuch knew Democrats on the panel would do their best to disqualify or discredit him on ideological, if not judicial, grounds, since he comes before them as their pariah president's personal pick. Many simply said no Trump appointee should be confirmed. "If they look at this judge on the basis of his record, I think what they're going to find is a honest judge who just wants to find the right answer under the law".

Author: 0 Trump appeals Hawaii judge's new ruling blocking travel ban

Trump's first attempt at the ban, which he signed on January 27, barred entry for nationals of seven majority Muslim countries, shut down the entire refugee program, blocked visitors who already had already been issued visas and gave immigration preference to religious minorities, which Trump said was created to help Christians.

Author: 0 Body of Kim Jong-nam in Beijing along with N. Korean suspects

The relationship deteriorated further when North Korea , went a step ahead and blocked nine Malaysians from leaving the country. Malaysia imposed a travel ban on North Koreans leaving the Southeast Asian country in a tit-for-tat move after Pyongyang barred Malaysians from leaving its borders.

Global Media British cyclist killed in auto crash during Australian race
Author: 0 British cyclist killed in auto crash during Australian race

ACT Police conduct road traffic management near the scene of the fatal accident involving a cyclist and a auto on the Monaro Highway. The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Race organisers have released a statement confirming that an incident has occurred, but did not reveal the rider's identity. "The Indian Pacific Wheel Race has been cancelled with immediate affect following this morning's tragic accident".

Global Media 'Penis seat' on Mexico City Metro splits opinion
Author: 0 'Penis seat' on Mexico City Metro splits opinion

The seats are marked: "Exclusively for Men". The sign also provides sexual violence statistics. Videos showing Mexico City subway riders reacting to close-ups of men's' buttocks and subway seats with moulded penises were part of a bold advertising campaign launched recently by UN Women, an arm of the United Nations.

Author: 0 Autopsy to learn if Paris airport attacker was drunk or high

Incoming flights were diverted and thousands of passengers stranded at Paris's second-largest airport, but normal service resumed by mid-afternoon. The suspect, Ziyed Ben Belgacem, stopped at a bar in the wee hours Saturday morning, around four hours before he first fired bird shot at traffic police.

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