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Author: 0 Gorsuch debate: Democratic senator talks for 15 hours

Traditionally, a Supreme Court nominee required a bipartisan majority of 60 Senate votes to be confirmed. That's what is at the heart of the "nuclear option" threat as the Senate considers President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S.

Global Media Union boss backs Corbyn's free meals policy, but demands more school funding
Author: 0 Union boss backs Corbyn's free meals policy, but demands more school funding

In a joint Lancashire launch of the policy with Jeremy Corbyn, Ms Rayner is expected to accuse the Conservatives of limiting the number of children who can be fed through funding cuts. "The next Labour Government will provide all primary school children with a free school meal, invest in our schools, and make sure no child is held back due to their background".

Global Media EU's Tusk, Britain's May meeting for Brexit talks in London
Author: 0 EU's Tusk, Britain's May meeting for Brexit talks in London

Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS union, said the civil service was "woefully understaffed and underprepared" for Brexit, a sentiment echoed by FDA union general secretary Dave Penman, who called on the prime minister to "properly resource" the civil service in preparation for the process.

Author: 0 Islamic State kills 31 in Iraq's Tikrit - security sources, medics

Since then, IS militants have launched a number of big attacks in and around Tikrit, located about 80 miles (130 kilometres) north of Baghdad. At least 31 people have been killed and more than 40 others wounded in attacks by the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq's northern city of Tikrit, security forces have announced .

Author: 0 Donald Trump declares end to "war on coal", but utilities aren't listening

But as a businessman who likes to "make the best deals", he should do so because the Clean Power Plan is a good deal for America's economy. It is not clear whether the U.S. That's what would be at stake over the next four years if Trump's presidency stopped all the anticipated reductions in greenhouse emissions that Obama based his promise on - but it won't.

Author: 0 All options are on the table, US on NKorea

Shortly after this test occurred, the US delivered the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to South Korea , a process which the USA started working on with its ally after the flurry of North Korean missile tests in 2016.

Author: 0 Israel unveils plan for new West Bank settlement

Netanyahu first promised the new settlement to Jewish families at Emek Shilo in February, shortly before dozens of Israeli families were evicted from another West Bank settlement called Amona . It is regarded as an impediment to a two-state solution in the Middle East, and Palestinians in the West Bank consider it an expansion of Israel into what they consider their future homeland.

Author: 0 Thai King Signs Constitution, Paving Way for Election

King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun endorsed the document in an elaborate ceremony at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall attended by senior members of the country's military government as well as foreign diplomats. Removing it underlined the king's role. "In practice, the king will have more say, more power", Kan Yuenyong, executive director of the think-tank Siam Intelligence Unit, told Reuters news agency.

Global Media Trump suggests Susan Rice might have committed crime
Author: 0 Trump suggests Susan Rice might have committed crime

According to a USA official, President Donald Trump's national-security aides discovered after the inauguration that Rice had asked for the identities of Trump associates who were referenced in intelligence reports. Hayden. The right wing media wants to burn Susan Rice at the stake for doing her job. Occasionally, she would make a request to the intelligence community for the identities of those people in order to get more context for the reports and to determine if that person was ...

Author: 0 In One Executive Order, Trump Revoked Years of Workplace Protections for Women

India is now ranked 87 of the 144 countries that were studied by the World Economic Forum in 2016. The gap is widened when applied to women of color and some minorities, according to the report . The article claimed that "median annual earnings " for women working in Warren's office for the entirety of 2016 were "more than $20,000 less than the median annual earnings for men" while "average salaries rather than median" showed a roughly "31 percent" pay gap.

Global Media Republicans can pretend all they want. Health-care reform is still dead
Author: 0 Republicans can pretend all they want. Health-care reform is still dead

But as of this writing, Republicans seem to have given up on replacing ACA. Republicans, Trump included, now say they are ready to move on to tax reform. Premiums for older people will shoot skyward meaning that a 64-year-old making $24,000 per year will see half of their income go toward the cost of covering medical insurance.

Author: 0 Trump And Xi Meet In Florida For First Face-To-Face

In the latest infringement of sanctions, Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday into its eastern waters, according to Reuters . The east coast port of Sinpo is home to a known North Korean submarine base. After the missile launch, he said he had nothing to add as he said enough already. "I've joked before that they don't mind being hated but they definitely hate to be ignored", Cossa said.

Global Media Non-stop rain, snowfall creates flood-like situation in J&K
Author: 0 Non-stop rain, snowfall creates flood-like situation in J&K

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Wednesday was closed again after landslides hit the road. Because of heavy water flow over the roads, traffic has also been halted by the concerned authorities. Incessant rain and untimely snowfall in the plains on Thursday caused a flood-like situation in Jammu and Kashmir, even though the Met office said there would be overall improvement in weather from Friday.

Author: 0 Sen. Merkley speaks for 15 hours against Gorsuch in pre-filibuster

Jeff Merkley could not change the outcome, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republicans prepared to steamroll Senate rules in order to eliminate Democrats' ability to block Gorsuch with a filibuster . "Now Senate Republicans aren't going to get the necessary votes for their nominee, who was handpicked by the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation and refused to answer questions about his judicial philosophy".

Global Media Spain seizes property worth $735M linked to Assad's uncle
Author: 0 Spain seizes property worth $735M linked to Assad's uncle

Asked what this meant for European Union policy, bloc foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said she believed it "would be impossible" to return to the status quo in Syria. "What should shock us is the increase of children dying and that the whole world is watching", said Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The conference aimed to keep funding at the level of the London meeting for three years and check if London pledges have been delivered on.

Author: 0 Taiwan: Trump -XI meeting won't harm relations with US

Abe said the two leaders had agreed that North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch was "a unsafe provocation and a serious threat". In a phone call with Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the two leaders had agreed that North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch was "a risky provocation and a serious threat".

Global Media Autopsy results show chemical weapons used in Syrian attack - Turkish minister
Author: 0 Autopsy results show chemical weapons used in Syrian attack - Turkish minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the world must act to rid Syria of chemical weapons. He said the results would be sent to The Hague for further analysis. Worldwide outrage is mounting over a suspected chemical attack that killed scores of civilians on April 4. Trump said that Obama, who in 2012 said the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime would be a "red line", had missed a "great opportunity" to deal with Assad.

Global Media Head of U.S. intelligence inquiry refuses to step aside
Author: 0 Head of U.S. intelligence inquiry refuses to step aside

The Washington Post , citing anonymous sources, on Tuesday claimed Yates was planning to provide information to Nunes' committee that likely would contradict White House statements . In his briefing yesterday, press secretary Sean Spicer said that the White House did not weigh in on whether Yates could testify. But Nunes canceled all hearings planned for this week on Friday, before the White House's response period had expired.

Global Media Coloring book with Hitler image pulled from Dutch stores
Author: 0 Coloring book with Hitler image pulled from Dutch stores

The publisher explained the book, Kleuren op Code, included significant historical figures such as Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln. It's not clear how numerous books were sold to children before it was withdrawn. Dozens of copies of the book were bought before it was taken off the shelves and the pharmacy chain has offered refunds to those who return it.

Author: 0 Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch accused of plagiarism

A fourth Senate Democrat, Michael Bennet from Gorsuch's home state of Colorado, has said he will not join in the filibuster against Gorsuch but has not said how he will vote on confirmation. As long as Republicans have the majority, they should consider using their power. The House Republicans were divided into camps of people who thought cutting off health insurance for 24 million people was a step in the right direction and those who said the bill did not eliminate almost enough coverage.

Author: 0 Johnson's injury, wild weather bring uncertainty to Masters

At Augusta National however, the opposite has happened and shorter hitters have often walked away with the green jacket. A couple of weeks ago when he made his first public appearance in almost two months on ABC's "Good Morning America" to promote his new book about the 1997 Masters, Woods replied "God, I hope so", when asked if he would play in the Masters, which starts today.

Author: 0 Mokonyane slams Zuma critics in ANC

South Africa's embattled president Jacob Zuma has been backed by a major decision-making body within the ruling ANC. There has been a growing backlash against Zuma over his action to fire Pravin Gordhan from opposition parties and civil society.

Author: 0 Will Bill O'Reilly of Fox News survive advertiser defections?

O'Reilly is now facing a maelstrom of his own making, with revelations that the network paid off at least five women who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment. A danger for O'Reilly is if he becomes symbolic of a toxic workplace culture intolerant of women and out of step with the times . If so, he said, "O'Reilly's transgressions are not firing offenses but par for the course, and whatever financial hit they incur is the cost of doing business".

Global Media Urjit Patel raises concern over farm loan waivers
Author: 0 Urjit Patel raises concern over farm loan waivers

He was replying to a question on the Uttar Pradesh government's announcement of waiver of farm loans worth over Rs 36,000 crore earlier this week. "The loan waivers have general more hazard". Bhattacharya had expressed her reservations over the demands for and assurances of farm loans waiver, coming up from different quarters in the recent months.

Author: 0 Socialist Moreno leads Ecuador vote: partial count

Supporters of Ecuadorean opposition leader Guillermo Lasso have once again taken to the streets in protest against alleged fraud in Sunday's presidential election, in which his leftist rival won. Late Monday he lodged a complaint with the Organization of American States, which has an observation mission in Ecuador. "I think the circumstances favor a narrow win for the opposition", said Sebastián Hurtado, a political analyst in Quito .

Author: 0 Ecuador's Left Gains Electoral Victory

Global election observers didn't find evidence of fraud in Ecuador's presidential vote, the Organization of American States said Monday, despite claims from the opposition that it was cheated after the ruling party's candidate declared victory in a narrow race.

Author: 0 North Korea fires missile ahead of Trump summit with Xi

The launch came shortly before U.S. President Donald Trump's first meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping later this week, raising speculation that it might have been timed to get their attention. Earlier this week the US President warned: "If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will". Experts and officials in the South and the United States believe Pyongyang is still some time away from mastering all the technology needed for an operational ICBM system, such as re-entry of the ...

Author: 0 May pitches London exchange to Saudis for massive Aramco IPO

May-eschewing a headscarf-landed in Riyadh on Tuesday. May is scheduled to meet with Saudi Princess Reema today, who previous year became the first woman to be appointed to a government role when she was made vice-president for women's affairs in the country's governing sports body.

Author: 0 'Yes, I Think' Rice Committed A Crime

Rice told Andrea Mitchell she unmasked Americans' names but "not for any political purposes ". In her defense, Ms. Rice was reported saying that for some reason there has been a false allegation about officials from the Obama administrations utilizing intelligence for the goal of politics.

Author: 0 Seven arrested as part of St Petersburg bombing probe

The Committee also said investigators found Dzhalilov's DNA on an unexploded bomb planted in another subway station in St. Petersburg on Monday. Although police originally were seeking two people as possible suspects in the hours after the attack, Russian investigators said on Tuesday that it was the work of a suicide bomber.

Global Media South African court opens way to local trade in rhino horn
Author: 0 South African court opens way to local trade in rhino horn

DoE spokesperson Albie Modise said they were still considering the implications of the judgment. She added: "These regulations are to appease the private rhino owners and [the Department of Environmental Affairs], who want to be able to sell horn on the worldwide market".

Author: 0 State BJP to mark 37th foundation day

The BJP under the exceptional leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has surpassed the class and caste divide, stringing the entire nation in a single thread and keeping the philosophy of "Integral Humanism' presented by Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay paramount".

Global Media Putin-Trump Meeting a Chance to Fix 'Worse'-Than-Cold-War Relations
Author: 0 Putin-Trump Meeting a Chance to Fix 'Worse'-Than-Cold-War Relations

McCain said the investigation must look into the motives behind Russia's interference and methods to prevent Moscow from meddling in future campaigns. But this is why we need a select committee. The Republican said: "Every time we turn around another shoe drops from this centipede, and we need to examine all of the aspects of it".

Global Media Myanmar leader says no ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims
Author: 0 Myanmar leader says no ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

In March the United Nations human rights council announced plans to open an investigation into the mounting allegations of human rights abuses by Myanmar's army. "It is Muslims killing Muslims as well, if they think they are collaborating with the authorities". In the interview, she said she aimed to amend the constitution.

Author: 0 Homeland Security Secretary backtracks: Families crossing the border likely won't be separated

Everyone knows it's not going to happen. Democrats vow to oppose any wall funding, and many Republicans are also wary of his plans for a massive brick-and-mortar barrier. As the Tuesday deadline for bids has already passed, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has declined to divulge the number of bidders as well as their identities in accordance with the standard practice of government contracting.

Author: 0 Maine's independent senator will oppose Gorsuch

Johnny Issakson, R-Ga., said he hasn't stated one way or the other how he plans to vote. "That after 200 years - at least 100 years of this tradition where the Senate has functioned pretty well - they think it would be a good idea to blow it out.

Global Media Kremlin critic jailed for protests
Author: 0 Kremlin critic jailed for protests

A Moscow district court ordered Navalny to serve 15 days in jail after finding him guilty of disobeying police orders. In a statement , the European External Action Service (EEAS) said the detained citizens, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny , who were arrested during a series of anti-corruption protests, should be released as they had the right to gather peacefully and to free speech, Efe news reported .

Author: 0 Good weather offers golfers full day of practice ahead of Masters

It is the most watched golf tournament for a reason. Also feeling the good vibes at Augusta is world No.9 Adam Scott, who has seen signs of his ball-striking improving during practice rounds. Take the water out of play. " The thing I am most excited about is teeing off on the first tee on Thursday ", Luck said. There was spin. There was trajectory control.

Global Media Mattis, Egypt's president Sisi express desire to cooperate on counterterrorism
Author: 0 Mattis, Egypt's president Sisi express desire to cooperate on counterterrorism

In the bilateral meeting, Trump said he has felt close to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi since their first meeting before the United States presidential elections. We are very much behind Egypt and the people of Egypt. Obama also briefly suspended some US military aid. The one-on-one meeting between Trump and Sisi, followed by a separate gathering with top aides, showed how intent the new USA president is on rebooting the bilateral relationship and building on the strong connection ...

Global Media Obama-era online privacy rule overturned by Congress
Author: 0 Obama-era online privacy rule overturned by Congress

However, according to critics, the rule would have adversely impacted innovation. Rep. Cedric Richmond, a Democrat, voted against it - as did Rep. Of the USA representatives from Central Texas, only Democrat Lloyd Doggett opposed the repeal of the privacy rule . Lobbyists for the ISPs have argued that the FCC rules went against competitive neutrality (the same rules do not apply to Google and Facebook ).

Global Media Byron York: On Trump surveillance, Rice, Schiff talk but say nothing
Author: 0 Byron York: On Trump surveillance, Rice, Schiff talk but say nothing

Trump, asked by the Times if he believed Rice committed a crime , responded, "Do I think? ". "I think he's a person I know well - he is a good person", Trump told The Times . She would not say whether she saw intelligence related to Trump associates or whether she asked for their identities, though she did say that reports related to Russian Federation increased in the final months of the presidential election campaign.

Author: 0 Three arrested over Russian metro bombing

The explosive device was disarmed in St. Petersburg apartment building, city authorities told Russian media. The suspect in the suicide bombing has been described as a "quiet, decent guy" by his neighbours. "Orders have been given to return [the evacuated] residents, everything is safe up to the seventh floor", he said. St. Petersburg was already on high alert after an explosion between two subway stations Monday killed 14 people and injured dozens others.

Author: 0 Car Bomb Kills at Least 7 at Restaurant in Somalia's Capital

The blast largely destroyed the restaurant. The massive auto bomb blast at a restaurant in Somalia's capital killed a number of people Wednesday, police said, with others injured in the attack near the ministries of internal security and youth and sports.

Global Media TMC(M) extends support to OPS faction in R.K. Nagar by-polls
Author: 0 TMC(M) extends support to OPS faction in R.K. Nagar by-polls

The AIADMK split after former chief minister Panneerselvam revolted against Sasikala's move to take over as chief minister. Meanwhile, videos of alleged money distribution in R K Nagar and markings made in the area to facilitate it are doing the rounds in social media and messaging app Whatsapp.

Global Media German minister casts doubt on Brexit trade deal timeframe
Author: 0 German minister casts doubt on Brexit trade deal timeframe

Theresa May has said freedom of movement could continue into the post-Brexit era - even though the abolition of this freedom was central to Britain's decision to leave the EU. Mrs May insisted: "At the end of this negotiation, will we have looked at both withdrawal and the future relationship?" Addressing reporters on the second day of her tour of the Middle East, the Prime Minister was asked directly if she could rule out free movement of migrants during any transitional period after Brexit.

Global Media Gaza's Hamas rulers execute 3 Palestinians over Israel ties
Author: 0 Gaza's Hamas rulers execute 3 Palestinians over Israel ties

Hamas has offered no evidence that Israel was behind Fuqaha's death. Gaza has been propped up by worldwide donations funneled through the Palestinian Authority, but unemployment hovers around 40 percent and the World Bank consistently warns the economy is on the verge of collapse.

Global Media South Wales East AM Mark Reckless set to quit UKIP
Author: 0 South Wales East AM Mark Reckless set to quit UKIP

Mr Reckless and Douglas Carswell both caused problems for the Conservatives when they defected and won by-elections prior to the 2015 general election. UKIP could be about to lose another prominent party member, as rumours circulate Mark Reckless is about to quit the party. He was subsequently elected to the Welsh Assembly on a Ukip ticket in May 2016.

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