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Author: 0 Trump, Xi start first high-stakes meeting

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping , with their wives, first lady Melania Trump and Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan are seated during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday in Palm Beach, Fla . The only other foreign leader to be hosted at Mar-a-Lago during Trump's presidency so far is Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a close USA ally. The strike diverted global attention away from the summit, in which the two leaders are expected to discuss North Koreas nuclear ...

Author: 0 Israeli killed in vehicle attack near West Bank settlement

Some Israeli media reported that the casualties were soldiers but the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson's Unit said it can not confirm this information. Israeli government development of settlements in the West Bank has been a focus of friction with Palestinians and contributed to the breakdown of peace talks.

Author: 0 Trump, Chinese leader face North Korea dilemma

Chinese President Xi Jinping poses for a photo with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after arriving in Florida on April 6, 2017. Speaking to reporters after greeting Xi at the airport, Tillerson said the US side would press the Chinese delegation to "find ways to exercise influence on North Korea's actions to dismantle their nuclear weapons and their missile technology program".

Author: 0 GOP health bill in shambles, House commences two-week break

House Republicans just want to be able to say that they were able to pass something, anything , and if it doesn't conform with Senate rules, so be it-as long as it conforms to what their constituents want. "This brings us closer to the final agreement that we all want to achieve, " Ryan said, later adding that it was "a step in the right direction". "I'm not going to get into the particular details of the conversations that are going on", he said.

Global Media China and Australia Boost Trade Ties
Author: 0 China and Australia Boost Trade Ties

The beef sector described the agreement as a "huge win", saying South American countries have been squeezing Australian processors out of the frozen market in China. Beijing's move to maintain strong ties with Canberra comes as the worldwide community attempts to contend with US President Donald Trump's erratic presence on the global stage.

Author: 0 Sen. McCain calls Michael Flynn's request for immunity 'unusual'

Rep. Adam Schiff , the top Democrat in the House Intelligence Committee, says he is treating that request with a healthy dose of skepticism. The California Democrat said the president is just trying to divert attention from the probes in the House and Senate and by the Federal Bureau of Investigation into Kremlin interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump associates helped that effort.

Global Media Pro-life, religious freedom leaders cheer confirmation of Neil Gorsuch
Author: 0 Pro-life, religious freedom leaders cheer confirmation of Neil Gorsuch

Gorsuch joins fellow conservatives Thomas, John Roberts, Samuel Alito and Anthony Kennedy on a court that also includes liberal justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. The key vote happened today, when the Senate Democrats chose to filibuster the " cloture " vote, trying to stop Gorsuch from reaching a simple up-or-down vote in the Senate.

Global Media ISIS Attack Kills 31 in Iraq's Tikrit
Author: 0 ISIS Attack Kills 31 in Iraq's Tikrit

Mosul, 400 km north of Iraqi capital Baghdad, has been under IS control since June 2014, when government forces abandoned their posts and fled, enabling IS militants to take control of parts of Iraq's northern and western regions. ERBIL , Iraq Two Iraqi army pilots were killed on Thursday when their helicopter was shot down over the city of Mosul by Islamic State , according to a military statement.

Author: 0 Trump, Xi have 'candid,' 'positive' talks in Florida

Xi said the delegations covered important topics and have established a good friendship and working relationship. We will work towards promoting this friendly relationship, which will benefit China, the United States and their peoples. Xi apparently got something out of dinner, though. Trump accepted Xi's invitation to visit China later this year, Xinhua news agency cited officials as saying yesterday.

Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez lawyer says he subpoenaed Bill Belichick but coach never showed

The prosecution and defense met with Judge Jeffrey Locke and mostly discussed trial logistics. Via the Associated Press , the jury in the double-murder trial against Hernandez will commence deliberations on Friday . Hernandez, now 27, grew up in Bristol, Connecticut, and played for the Patriots from 2010 to 2012. He said Hernandez became enraged because he saw it as a sign of disrespect.

Author: 0 Uber pauses autonomous vehicle trials after Arizona crash

Since the crash took place in Arizona , Uber got a speedy clearance compared to California, which has stricter rules governing autonomous vehicles . "The vehicles collided causing the autonomous vehicle to roll onto it's side". Uber has put its fleet of self-driving cars on public roads in select cities across the country to conduct various tests as it seeks to develop this technology and play a big role in the future of transportation.

Global Media European Union expands sanctions against North Korea
Author: 0 European Union expands sanctions against North Korea

The firing was made as South Korean and USA troops were conducting their springtime drills that the North views as an invasion rehearsal. Military officials in the United States and South Korea had initially said assessments indicated it had been a KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile, the same kind North Korea test-launched in February.

Author: 0 Four dead in Sweden truck attack, driver at large

Broadcaster SVT said at least five people were killed in the attack while Swedish radio reported three dead, but police could not immediately confirm those reports . "It is really hard to detect someone who is going to drive a truck into a crowd of people", Security expert Robert Strang told Inside Edition. A witness told the paper: "I went to the main street when a big truck came out of nowhere".

Author: 0 Vladimir Putin meets French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin wished French far-right leader Marine Le Pen "good luck" for next month's presidential election, a close aide to the National Front candidate said after the two met in the Kremlin on Friday. Le Pen's visit comes weeks before the first round of French presidential elections on April 23, although the right-wing leader said her visit had nothing to do with attracting votes.

Author: 0 Donald Trump and Xi Jinping makes friends over steak

Absolutely nothing! But we have developed a friendship. North Korea's nuclear ambitions and the U.S-China trade imbalance as well as other points of tension between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are being overshadowed by the USA missile strikes on Syria.

Global Media NJ State Trooper helps deliver baby girl
Author: 0 NJ State Trooper helps deliver baby girl

According to the State Police department's Facebook page, Trooper II Christopher Gesualdo arrived to the scene shortly after the woman's driver and friend called 911 for assistance in the impending birth. Olivia Cummings, of Scotch Plains, says that she was getting her 5-year-old son ready for school Wednesday morning when her water broke. Summit Officer Keith Kwiatek also assisted and helped render aid before paramedics arrived, police said.

Author: 0 NK fires new powerful ballistic missile

Following the latest launch, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said: "North Korea launched yet another intermediate range ballistic missile". Read the whole story from The Washington Post . "If we push the button, the bombs will be fired and reduce the ashes", an editorial in the ruling Workers' Party newspaper the Rodong Sinmun said on Wednesday.

Global Media Trump escalates talk of deal with Democrats on healthcare
Author: 0 Trump escalates talk of deal with Democrats on healthcare

After the outing, Paul said that "I think the sides are getting closer and closer together, and I remain very optimistic that we will get Obamacare repealed ". Pence will meet again Tuesday night with some House Republicans - including the chairmen of the Freedom Caucus, the Tuesday Group and the Republican Study Committee, as well as the chairmen of some House committees - on Capitol Hill.

Author: 0 Syrian Turkmen hail U.S. missile hit on regime air base

The official noted that up to 20 Syrian aircraft were destroyed in Thursday's airstrikes but added that the missiles did not no target every aircraft at the base and that the runway was untouched. "Such measures will strengthen terrorists in Syria. and will complicate the situation in Syria and the region", spokesperson Bahram Qasemi said. Damascus has categorically denied carrying out a chemical attack.

Author: 0 For some Syrians in USA, strikes turned Trump from villain to hero

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has also described the American offensive as an "act of aggression", comparing it to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Trump has taken out fighter jets and runways from an air force that would otherwise have been bombing IS. The officials all spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations and intelligence matters.

Author: 0 Swedish Police Make an Arrest in Truck Terror Attack

Police in Norway's largest cities and at Oslo's airport will carry weapons until further notice following the attack. Although there was initial confusion on the number of victims, police told reporters in the evening that four people had been killed and 15 were wounded, nine of them seriously.

Author: 0 Authorities find new bomb in St. Petersburg raid

United States president Donald Trump has called Vladimir Putin to offer condolences over the St Petersburg tube bombing. "Each of our nations is a potential target for terrorist attacks". A suicide bomber set off an explosive device Monday afternoon on a train moving from Tekhnologichesky Institute towards Sennaya Ploshchad station on Line 2 (Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya) of the St.

Author: 0 North and South Korea face off on Pyongyang football field

The U.S. military carried out a missile strike Thursday evening on a Syrian airbase housing the aircraft that dropped the chemical weapons on innocent civilians in violation of global restrictions. Beijing-based military expert Zhou Chenming said the United States was unable to start a conflict with the North considering its involvement in the Middle East and limited capabilities.

Global Media Steve Bannon Out Of The White House
Author: 0 Steve Bannon Out Of The White House

Bannon originally served on the committee as a check against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn before Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a top White House official told NBC News. Trump, back dating to the presidential campaign, as he is thought to be one of the main pillars/architects of his foreign policy. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, stepped aside from the committee's probe Thursday, less than 24 hours after the demotion of Bannon, an action that seems to ...

Author: 0 European Union 'will die', says French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen

In January Le Pen visited Trump s headquarters but left without meeting the U.S. president-elect or any of his staff. En Marche!, the party of Le Pen's center-left rival Emmanuel Macron, recently accused Russian Federation of hacking campaign computers, which the Kremlin labeled " absurd ".

Author: 0 White House says air strike on Syrian air base was 'justified'

U.S. missiles targeted Syrian forces Friday in response to a suspected chemical attack that killed up to 86 people earlier this week. But it remains unclear why President Bashar al-Assad's government would have ordered the strike - and to what extent his inner circle was involved.

Author: 0 Dozens of United States missiles hit air base in Syria

His resolution would have limited authorization to three years, with no geographic restrictions for US forces. A Syrian official tells The Associated Press that the USA missile attack that hit a number of military targets in central Syria has left a number of dead and wounded.

Author: 0 Vincent Kompany pleased with Manchester City display despite Chelsea defeat

He added: "The game at the Etihad was a key point in our season in the Premier League". City remain fourth, 14 points below Chelsea , and with Arsenal and Manchester United hot on their heels - both four points back with a game in hand - Guardiola knows they face a scrap for a top-four finish.

Author: 0 Fury in Damascus, Moscow as United States strikes Syria airbase

A MI congressman said President Donald Trump's ordering of strikes against Syria was appropriate but the President should come to congress for any other military reaction. US presidents have taken sporadic military action without Congress' approval for decades now, and the current law has become muddled by an ongoing authorization allowing the president to take military actions against terrorism.

Author: 0 #ZumaMustFall: South Africans Take to the Streets In Protest

The mounted frustration against the President sparked with the last Cabinet reshuffle, in which he sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan . "This afternoon's downgrade by Fitch Ratings of both South Africa's foreign and local currency credit ratings to "junk status" is a devastating blow to our economy", he said in a statement.

Author: 0 Trump to Return China's Visit Later This Year: Chinese State Media

Before Thursday's dinner, Trump said he and Xi already had had a long discussion and had "developed a friendship", and then joked , "I have gotten nothing, absolutely nothing". US media, at least, was far more interested in the Syria story than the carefully-crafted summit; after brief comments to the press by Trump, reporters could be heard shouting out questions about the missile strikes before Xi was able to speak his piece.

Author: 0 Trump Confident US Military Strike On Syria Wiped Out Russian Scandal

Turnbull called on Russian Federation to do more to ensure peace in Syria. Even as Trump advisers insisted that Thursday night's USA missile strike did not mark a significant shift in American policy, he called on other nations to help "end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria".

Global Media High winds expected this afternoon
Author: 0 High winds expected this afternoon

The Port of Vancouver announced Deltaport closed around 2 p.m. because of the windy weather. "We're looking at almost 60 km/h gusts this afternoon, possibly up to 80 near the water". A special weather statement was issued for Vancouver, Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast, Whistler and many parts of Vancouver Island. "Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds", the warning reads.

Global Media 3 killed in suspected terror attack in Sweden
Author: 0 3 killed in suspected terror attack in Sweden

Mikael Anttila, a 49-year-old portfolio manager at bank SEB, told the Press Association he saw several hundred people gathered on the street close to the shop, before they all started running "suddenly. The scene after a truck crashed into a department store in central Stockholm on April 7, 2017 . According to the Aftonbladet newspaper, a man in custody was stopped for unspecified suspicious demeanor.

Global Media Stockholm truck attack: Facts minus speculation
Author: 0 Stockholm truck attack: Facts minus speculation

Earlier Friday, a large beer truck crashed into an upscale department store in central Stockholm in what Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven called a terror attack. The beer company's truck driver was not injured, he said. All government offices were locked down and the metro closed following the incident. People were urged to avoid central Stockholm.

Global Media Kremlin suspends cooperation with U.S. in Syria after strikes
Author: 0 Kremlin suspends cooperation with U.S. in Syria after strikes

Early on Friday morning, the U.S. military fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat air field in response to a suspected chemical attack this week that has been widely blamed on the Damascus regime. This time, Europe seems ready to strike again. Following a 2013 chemical weapon attack in Syria's East Ghouta, Syria joined the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Author: 0 Donald Trump has jumped into a quagmire with his eyes shut

Canadian officials say the federal government will have more to say today about an American missile attack on Syria in retaliation for this week's chemical weapons attack which killed at least 80 people. "AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA - IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!", he wrote.

Global Media Multiple Killed in Stockholm Truck 'Terror Attack': PM
Author: 0 Multiple Killed in Stockholm Truck 'Terror Attack': PM

Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, said, "We stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with the people of Sweden". Local media reported that the truck was hijacked as it made a delivery nearby. According to eyewitness Veronica Durango, the driver "put his foot on the gas and ran through the crowd". A witness told Aftonbladet that the truck came "out of nowhere".

Author: 0 Trump says 'tremendous progress' made in talks with China's Xi

US officials say President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to increase cooperation on trying to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program, and China has acknowledged the need for more balanced trade with the U.S.

Author: 0 Syrian army says 6 killed in U.S. missile strike

Russian military officials were notified of the impending US operation in the vicinity of Sharyat at some point prior to the attack, but it isn't yet clear how much notice they got, or whether any information they might have passed onto their Syrian partners on the ground could have proved helpful to Assad's forces.

Global Media Islamic State 'baiting' coalition forces to bomb Mosul civilians
Author: 0 Islamic State 'baiting' coalition forces to bomb Mosul civilians

But Townsend said the type of munitions used by the the airstrikes should not have been able to bring down the entire building, raising questions about the level of American involvement. With the battle entering the densely populated areas of western Mosul, civilian casualties are becoming more of a risk. The bombardment, which also killed four other IS jihadists, destroyed a multimedia operation team, said another Defense Department official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Author: 0 Man dies after attack by cow vigilantes in India

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar , representing the central government, argued that formal notices were not issued to the states on the petition after which the SC sought response from these six states. Calling the incident a serious case of human rights violation, NHRC said: "Self-proclaimed volunteers creating an atmosphere of fear in society by taking law in their hands are required to be dealt with strictly as per law".

Global Media Deliberations begin in ex-NFL star's double-murder trial
Author: 0 Deliberations begin in ex-NFL star's double-murder trial

The prosecution's proposed motive is that de Abreu spilled a drink on Hernandez when they were both inside the club, enraging Hernandez to a point of murder. Bradley said Hernandez then opened fire, shooting into the auto five times and continuing to pull the trigger after the gun was empty. The fact that the jury, after getting the green light to accept Bradley's testimony without corroboration, didn't convict Hernandez before ending their deliberations for the weekend actually suggests ...