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Author: 0 USA backs down on seeking anti-Trump user records

USCIS is an acronym for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, one of several agencies under the Department of Homeland Security. Unmasking an anonymous account "would have a grave chilling effect on the speech of that account in particular and on the many other "alternative agency" accounts that have been created to voice dissent to government policies", Twitter said.

Global Media Kamal Haasan Escapes Fire At Home, Tweets
Author: 0 Kamal Haasan Escapes Fire At Home, Tweets "No One's Hurt"

The veteran took to Twitter and thanked his fans for the unconditional love and support. At 3.25 am, he tweeted that he had escaped a fire in his residence and that his lungs were full of smoke. Kamal Haasan lives on the East Coast road. But, being a fighter he is, he will come out of it real soon. On the work front, Kamal Haasan is all set to resume shooting for his multi-lingual action comedy, Sabash Naidu , now that he has fully recovered from a leg injury which kept him out of ...

Author: 0 South Africans hold nationwide protests against President Jacob Zuma

It also says it's anxious specifically about government's proposed nuclear deal. It also prompted the ANC's tripartite alliance partners, the South African Communist Party and the union federation Cosatu to turn against Mr Zuma. Calls for Zuma to resign have increased since the president sacked respected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan last week, sending the rand into free fall and prompting the rating agency Standard and Poor's to downgrade South Africa's sovereign credit status to junk.

Global Media Truck Reportedly Plows Through a Crowd in Sweden
Author: 0 Truck Reportedly Plows Through a Crowd in Sweden

Swedish radio says Friday that three people have been killed in the crash and Swedish broadcaster SVT says shots have been fired. Witnesses described scenes of panic and horror and authorities quickly sealed off the area. A manhunt is under way for the driver of the vehicle, who police said is still at large. Norwegian police, who are normally unarmed, have made a decision to allow officers in some major cities to carry weapons following the attack, according to national news agency NTB.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton meets the fans during Chinese GP practice delays

Crew members push the auto of Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany along the pit-lane during the team's pit-stop practice session for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shangha. A new breed of cars and, finally, some competition at the front ensured there was little room for nostalgia as F1 made a fresh start under America's Liberty and its mustachioed CEO, Chase Carey.

Author: 0 Growing expectations from President Xi's United States visit

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are meeting at Trump's Florida resort, the so-called "Southern White House". Since the normalization of China-U.S. The massive strike - the first direct USA action against President Bashar al-Assad's government and Trump's biggest military decision since taking office - marked a dramatic escalation in American involvement in Syria's six-year civil war.

Author: 0 Westminster victim pulled from river dies in hospital

London's Metropolitan Police say a 31-year-old Romanian tourist who plunged into the Thames from Westminster Bridge during an attack on Britain's Houses of Parliament has died, more than two weeks later. Romanian tourist Andreea Cristea was visiting London with her partner, Andrei Burnaz , when Khalid Masood ran over several people on the Westminster Bridge, The Guardian reported .

Global Media Facing Democrat Filibuster on Gorsuch, McConnell Invokes Nuclear Option
Author: 0 Facing Democrat Filibuster on Gorsuch, McConnell Invokes Nuclear Option

McConnell's decision past year to hold the Supreme Court seat open was seen as a gamble, questioned even by some in his party, but it's now viewed by Republicans as a political master stroke. The 54-45 vote hewed closely to party lines. That unusual external review omitted consultation with Senate Democrats, contributing to bitter Democrat complaints about the way the whole process was handled.

Author: 0 Backed fighters press on to take IS capital

Col. Joseph Scrocca, a spokesman for the USA -led military coalition that is fighting IS in Syria and Iraq, told reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday that the Tabqa operation was large and likely would last for weeks. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been on the offensive since November under the cover of airstrikes by the US -led coalition aiming to surround Raqqa.

Author: 0 Chinese state media cheer Xi-Trump meeting, say confrontation not inevitable

On Friday, the unpredictable Trump not only set a different tone but also avoided any public lapses in protocol that Chinese officials had feared could embarrass their leader. He agreed to visit China at a later date, implying the two men had built up a rapport. "For the peace and stability of the world, we will also fulfill our historical responsibility".

Author: 0 Trump, Xi showdown failsto materialize in Florida

Before yesterday'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". "Now, is that a real big victory? No". The Syria strike may further complicate the talks. Today, China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China opposed the use of chemical weapons by any party under any circumstances but didn't comment on the US attack.

Author: 0 Trump begins Florida summit with Chinese president

The talks were overshadowed by a crisis in Syria as Trump, just before his his dinner with Xi, ordered a massive military strike on a Syrian air base in retaliation to a "barbaric" chemical attack on civilians allegedly by embattled President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Author: 0 Resist 'false' security promised by populists — Pope urges EU

The heads of state and government of 27 member states, and top European Union officials, were welcomed by Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Rome mayor Virginia Raggi at the Capitoline Hill, where the Treaty of Rome was signed on March 25, 1957.

Author: 0 Samsung boss in South Korean court to face bribery charges

The company releasing earnings guidance in a disclosure statement said sales are estimated to have grown 9.7 percent to 14.7 trillion won. Despite Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and a corruption scandal involving top brass, Samsung Electronics Co on Friday predicted that its first-quarter operating profit for this year advanced 48.2 percent on-year.

Author: 0 Russia Has Just Banned This Image Of Vladimir Putin

Activists started Photoshopping images of Putin in drag after the government banned "gay propaganda" in 2013, which forbids people from equating heterosexual and homosexual relationships and bans the distribution of gay rights materials. Critics of the crackdown say it targets not only racist hate speech but also legitimate political speech that is protected by the constitution. Homophobia has surged in Russian Federation since the passage of 2013's so-called "gay propaganda" law, which ...

Author: 0 Document: Crack-smoking man charged in Atlanta overpass fire

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority reported a 25 percent increase in ridership on Friday. Many commuters in some of Atlanta's densely populated northern suburbs will have to find alternate ro. 'We believe they were together when the fire was set and Eleby is the one who set the fire'. Soon after the fire broke out, firefighters arrived on the scene and nearly immediately stopped vehicle traffic when they sensed the heat from below and realized the bridge might collapse, ...

Global Media SP leader Shivpal Yadav to meet CM Adityanath today
Author: 0 SP leader Shivpal Yadav to meet CM Adityanath today

While praising Yogi Cabinet's decision on Tuesday, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had said: "I urge (Maharashtra Chief Minister) Devendra Fadnavis to follow in Adityanath's footsteps and announce loan waiver". As during UP assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to waive off loans of every farmer. In addition to the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 1,625; the farmers will be paid Rs 10 per quintal for transportation and loading of the crop.

Global Media Seoul: N. Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast
Author: 0 Seoul: N. Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast

It is the latest in a series of tests which the North has been conducting in pursuit of its goal of developing a nuclear missile. It flew about 300 miles before falling into the sea inside Japan's air defense identification zone, the area in which Tokyo controls aircraft movement.

Global Media Ecuador opposition leader alleges vote fraud, rejects election result
Author: 0 Ecuador opposition leader alleges vote fraud, rejects election result

Lasso, has yet to concede defeat and demanded a recount after three exit polls showed him winning. Moreno's conservative opponent, Guillermo Lasso, has called for a recount though which has caused protesters to take to the streets. The council said it would provide results at 8 p.m. local time (0100 GMT). In one from 2007, former U.S. Ambassador Linda Jewell describes Moreno as a bridge builder will have a good sense of humor who will have a moderating influence on Correa, a firebrand ...

Author: 0 South Africa's ANC backs Zuma in reshuffle dispute

As Ofeibea notes, "The 74-year-old president has managed to bounce back time and time again, but is certainly on the ropes". The chamber said firing the country's well-respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan, along with other cabinet changes, had negatively impacted Treasury and the country's credit worthiness.

Global Media Schiff: Steve Bannon 'Doesn't Belong In The White House'
Author: 0 Schiff: Steve Bannon 'Doesn't Belong In The White House'

The White House official said Mr Bannon was no longer needed on the NSC after the departure of Mr Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn . The National Security Council was formed in 1947 to advise the president on foreign, military and domestic policies related to the country's security and to enhance cooperation among departments on all such matters.

Author: 0 Russia complains, but other nations rally around US strikes

She said stopping the spread and use of chemical weapons was in the "vital national security interests" of the United States . "If he says tomorrow, 'And we're going to remove Assad from power, ' he needs to come to Congress and get authorization for that action, because that involves upsetting the world order big time", Ros-Lehtinen said.

Author: 0 Xi stops in Alaska on way back to China

China is now the largest trading partner of the US. On the United States side, however, North Korea will likely top the agenda following Wednesday's provocative missile launch. After listening to an argument that it was best to minimize both Russian and Arab casualties, the official said, Trump chose the minimum option and ordered the launch of a barrage of cruise missiles against the Shayrat air field.

Author: 0 Stockholm attack: Police arrest two after lorry ploughs into mall

Stockholm police would not comment on reports that a second man had been arrested in the northern suburb of Hjulsta but said others were still being sought. '(The truck) drove straight into the Ahlens entrance'. A witness who was in a auto at the time of the attack described to Reuters hearing screaming as the truck approached.

Author: 0 San Diego protesters oppose attack on Syria

The missile strikes hit the government-controlled Shayrat air base in central Syria , where USA officials say the Syrian military planes that dropped the chemicals had taken off. Confronting his first foreign policy crisis, Trump relied largely on seasoned military officers - Mattis, a former Marine general, and McMaster, a US Army lieutenant general - rather than the political operatives who had dominated his policy decisions in the first weeks of his presidency, said three officials ...

Global Media US employers add just 98K jobs, as rate falls to 4.5 pct
Author: 0 US employers add just 98K jobs, as rate falls to 4.5 pct

Many economists did not expect the sector to maintain the kind of gains it saw in February as robots play an increasing role and even amid promises from Washington to create many more manufacturing jobs. Employment increased in professional and business services with a gain of 56,000. Jobless: The number of new U.S. jobs dropped to 98,000 in March after reaching an impressive 235,000 in February.

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton Bashes Trump for Blocking Syrian Refugees

Her remarks came two days after a poison gas attack in Syria that killed at least 70 people, many of them children. U.S. intelligence showed that the attack was likely carried out by Assad's forces. Representative Devin Nunes, a Republican, earlier on Thursday stepped aside from the congressional inquiry into Russian meddling in the USA presidential election because he is under investigation for disclosing classified information.

Author: 0 Japan extends North Korea sanctions

Earlier this week North Korea fired a medium range ballistic missile that fell into the Sea of Japan. "Therefore if an ICBM attack was imminent the president would have to conduct a preemptive strike". "The whole thing is about expanding their deterrence and continuing to keep upgrading their missiles to deliver nuclear warheads", said Kim. U.S.

Global Media United States confident it can thwart North Korean missiles
Author: 0 United States confident it can thwart North Korean missiles

General Lori Robinson said she was " extremely confident " of America's ability to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile, if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un succeeds in developing the technology. Seoul does have a plan to remove Kim in the event of a nuclear attack, but the message from the North suggested the decapitation strike would occur regardless of a provocation.

Global Media Hong Kong Sevens: Germany thumps Uganda
Author: 0 Hong Kong Sevens: Germany thumps Uganda

Nelson Oyoo, a second half substitute made in a successful run in the Canadian half to score a try for the Shujaa in the 14th minute and Oliech successfully made his second conversion of the game. Qantas Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach, Andy Friend said: "It was a really important match for us and a really risky match for us". New Zealand lifted their game a notch on day two, with hulking winger Ravouvou proving particularly effective in his first start.

Author: 0 Led coalition: 229 civilian deaths in strikes since 2014

The US-led coalition against Isis said it could not confirm the Iraqi military's information. Of the less than one percent of strikes that resulted in possible civilian casualties, only a small fraction involved confirmed deaths of civilians, the Pentagon reports .

Author: 0 Air strikes in Syria, urges diplomatic action

He's recently visited the White House, attended an energy conference in Houston and took in a Canadian-themed Broadway play in the company of dignitaries including President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka. The prime minister also denounced Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons, saying "the crimes the Syrian regime has committed against its own people can not be ignored".

Author: 0 Serbia's powerful PM favored to win presidential election

Most surveys tip Vucic for an easy victory in the face of a divided opposition. The result gives Vucic the biggest victory since Milosevic won 65 per cent in 1990, just before the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia. With tensions simmering between ethnic Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo, an ethnically charged political stalemate in Macedonia, and accusations of Russian interference in Montenegro's move toward North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union , concerns have grown over ...

Global Media £590m puts Ivanka and Jared at top of White House rich list
Author: 0 £590m puts Ivanka and Jared at top of White House rich list

Kushner, a senior Trump adviser, gathered about $195 million in income and held assets that may potentially be worth more than $700 million when combined with those of his wife, Trump, who became a White House employee this week after serving as an informal adviser to her father.

Global Media Iraq army chopper downed over E. Mosul; 2 pilots killed
Author: 0 Iraq army chopper downed over E. Mosul; 2 pilots killed

Mosul is Daesh's last major urban stronghold in Iraq, though they also hold territory in Qaim in Anbar and Hawija near Mosul. The Iraqi military statement also located the crash on the eastern side, which was recaptured from the militants in early February, after over three months of intense fighting.

Global Media Truck ploughs into shoppers in Sweden: What we know so far
Author: 0 Truck ploughs into shoppers in Sweden: What we know so far

Local media had reported at least five people were killed in the incident. The truck may have been hijacked from a Swedish brewery company called Spendrup. Stockholm police have asked citizens to stay home and avoid the city centre. Friday's attack was carried out near where a suicide bomber killed himself and injured two others in December 2010.

Author: 0 Trump, Xi end summit with 'tremendous' progress

The US began the deployment of the sophisticated missile defence system in South Korea last month to counter North Korea's increasing aggression in the region. They just happen to have been in Mar-a-Lago with the president because the original objective of the trip was to host a summit with Xi Jinping, president of China.

Author: 0 Singapore strongly condemns Stockholm truck attack, no Singaporean affected

Worldwide leaders united in sympathy and condemnation yesterday after a man ploughed a truck through a crowd into the front of a department store in central Stockholm. The first man was arrested after officials released an image of the suspect, BBC reported. "During a delivery to the restaurant Caliente someone jumped into the driver's cabin and drove off with the vehicle while the driver unloads", communications director Mårten Lyth said.

Global Media Iraqi army helicopter shot down by IS militants over Mosul
Author: 0 Iraqi army helicopter shot down by IS militants over Mosul

A man who spoke to Reuters news agency by telephone said he had found the mutilated body of a relative strung up from an electricity pole in the Tenek district, along with three other young men caught trying to flee by the group. "I fear those (families) who stayed in Daesh's grip met a bad fate". The operation to retake Mosul from IS started last October. The ongoing Iraqi invasion of Western Mosul continues to rage on with no end in sight, and even though Iraqi troops have had ...

Author: 0 President Trump may fire Preibus and Bannon

Asked by WND if it's true he is threatening to quit, chief White House strategist Steve Bannon responded with two words. Bannon will maintain his security clearance as is standard for most top West Wing officials. "Steve was very instrumental in bringing on McMaster", the official said , casting Bannon's departure from the NSC not as a demotion but as a logical move.

Global Media Trade deficit with China at $46.7 bn in Apr-Feb
Author: 0 Trade deficit with China at $46.7 bn in Apr-Feb

Imports, meanwhile, declined 1.8% in February to $236.4 billion. Increases in exports of pharmaceutical preparations and industrial supplies and materials were partly offset by decreases in exports of soybeans and civilian aircraft. "The U.S has its work cut out for it if it is going to try to alter the pattern of trade that has developed between China and USA companies over the last 10 to 20 years", said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG Union Bank in NY.

Global Media Syria grows increasingly volatile for US forces
Author: 0 Syria grows increasingly volatile for US forces

Yet Nikki Haley , the US ambassador to the United Nations, said Washington won't tolerate Assad slaughtering civilians with chemical weapons, and said further strikes are possible. Tillerson said it reflected no shift in US policy toward Syria , even as he underscored fears that Syrian chemical weapons could be used in a terrorist attack in the United States.

Global Media United States drops bid to out anti-Trump Twitter account holder
Author: 0 United States drops bid to out anti-Trump Twitter account holder

And even if Defendants could otherwise demonstrate an appropriate basis for impairing the First Amendment interests of Twitter and its users, they certainly may not do so using the particular investigatory tool employed here-which Congress authorized exclusively to ensure compliance with federal laws concerning imported merchandise-because it is apparent that whatever investigation Defendants are conducting here does not pertain to imported merchandise..