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Author: 0 Alabama Governor Robert Bentley Resigns, Gets Booked In County Jail

Last week, the Alabama Ethics Commission said they had found reason to believe he committed four crimes, all of them felonies, in his attempt to cover up the relationship with aide Rebekah Mason. If convicted, Bentley would have faced 20 years for each count. After his guilty pleas, an Alabama judge ordered Bentley to serve one year of unsupervised probation , make restitution and give up his retirement benefits from the state.

Author: 0 Trump says former Obama official may have committed a crime

This information was leaked by confidential sources in the federal government to the press and gives credence to Trump's controversial claims that he was wiretapped by the Obama administration . The counsel's office ordered him to stand down because the lawyers did not want the White House to be running an independent investigation into the prior administration.

Global Media US, Mexico, Canada Bid Together to Host Tournament
Author: 0 US, Mexico, Canada Bid Together to Host Tournament

The announcement comes on the heels of the 2017 CONCACAF Ordinary Congress at which the intention to bring the FIFA World Cup™ back to CONCACAF in 2026 received unanimous support from the 41 member associations. This will be three years later than scheduled because of corruption allegations surrounding the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russian Federation and Qatar.

Author: 0 Chicago, United Express lambasted over man dragged off plane

Monday. The passenger was dragged down the aisle and the four employees boarded the plane. These rules do not apply to charter flights, planes with fewer than 30 passengers, worldwide flights inbound to the USA or to people traveling overseas between two foreign cities.

Global Media US officials say Russian inaction enabled Syria chemical attack
Author: 0 US officials say Russian inaction enabled Syria chemical attack

The opposition says Assad is forcibly displacing his opponents to remote parts of Syria in deals that offer rebels safe passage out, calling it a policy of demographic change. Iran and Russian Federation have been the key backers of Assad and refer to all Syrian opposition groups as "terrorists". She told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show: "We are not going to speculate on hypothetical scenarios and situations but what we will do is continue to provide the life saving support that is required ...

Global Media Le Pen: France not responsible for WWII round-up of Jews
Author: 0 Le Pen: France not responsible for WWII round-up of Jews

Chirac's Socialist predecessor Francois Mitterand had refused to acknowledge responsibility for the deportations, saying in 1994: "The republic had nothing to do with that". "These remarks are an insult to France, which honored itself in 1995 by recognizing its responsibility in the deportation of France's Jews and facing its history without a selective memory", the CRIF umbrella group of Jewish organizations said in a statement published by The Times of Israel .

Global Media Kremlin says Tillerson not due to meet Putin on Moscow visit
Author: 0 Kremlin says Tillerson not due to meet Putin on Moscow visit

Opening his visit to Italy, Tillerson traveled up a winding mountain road to Sant'Anna di Stazzema, the Tuscan village where the Nazis massacred more than 500 civilians during World War II. But he said Trump now needed to work with Congress to set a future course. "This place will serve as an inspiration to us all". On Monday, the USA upped the stakes significantly by accusing Russia of knowing in advance of the chemical attack and using a Russian-operated drone to help cover it up.

Global Media Four injured in explosion in SE Turkey
Author: 0 Four injured in explosion in SE Turkey

It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. Diyarbakir is the largest city in Turkey's southeast, where the PKK has fought an insurgency against the state for more than three decades to press demands for Kurdish autonomy. Violence has flared since a ceasefire collapsed in July 2015. The blast comes days before a referendum on broadening President Recep Tayyip Erodgan's powers, which critics claim would drag the country towards becoming an autocracy.

Global Media Russian Federation knew in advance of Syrian chemical attack
Author: 0 Russian Federation knew in advance of Syrian chemical attack

Senior Russian military officers involved in co-ordinating Syrian president Bashar Assad's ruthless campaign of repression against his own people could face global sanctions, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has warned. The way forward in Syria can't include Assad, whose recent chemical attack against his own people were abetted by those countries - Russian Federation and Iran - that have allowed him to remain in power, Trudeau told a news conference.

Global Media Trump denounces terror attacks on churches in Egypt
Author: 0 Trump denounces terror attacks on churches in Egypt

In the aftermath of two deadly bombings that targeted Coptic Christian churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday , the Egyptian Christian community was left reeling. During his speech Sisi also added that the war against Jihadists will be "long and painful". The state of emergency that was declared in response will extend for three months.

Global Media Trump backer: President was wrong on Syria
Author: 0 Trump backer: President was wrong on Syria

Earlier on Friday, the United States targeted the Shayrat air base in Homs Province with almost 60 Tomahawk missiles, killing six Syrian soldiers and nine civilians, including four children, and destroying nine warplanes, according to the Syrian government.

Global Media Kyrgios-led Aussies can win Davis Cup title
Author: 0 Kyrgios-led Aussies can win Davis Cup title

The 79th-ranked Australian clubbed 14 aces and 17 winners as he ground down the American world number 15. Earlier a much happier Kyrgios sent Australia into the semi-finals when he beat Querrey in the first of the reverse singles in Brisbane yesterday.

Author: 0 Pakistan's army sentences alleged Indian spy to death

The sentence was passed by a Field General Court Martial and confirmed by the powerful army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. According to Indian officials, Jadhav was "kidnapped past year from Iran" and his subsequent presence in Pakistan was never explained credibly.

Author: 0 China Lifts Ban on US Beef

Convened at Mar-a-Lago, Trump's estate in Florida, the meeting was billed as an informal relationship-building exercise and was created to frame the relationship in the best possible light. "We had long and in-depth communication, " Xi said through a translator. "We have no further comment". Trump talked up the meeting with lots of tough rhetoric about how he was going to get China to fully exert its influence over North Korea or, if he needed to, go it alone, saying Washington could ...

Global Media Who has chemical weapons in Syria and how?
Author: 0 Who has chemical weapons in Syria and how?

Instead, he was thrust to the forefront after photos of the bodies piled in heaps in Idlib, Syria , dramatically altered the agenda. It also is unclear if Trump, who has expressed scepticism about multilateral institutions such as the European Union and United Nations , will have patience for the protracted negotiations that a comprehensive deal on Syria would require.

Global Media UN Ambassador Nikki Haley On Trump's Reversal On Syria: 'He Wasn't President'
Author: 0 UN Ambassador Nikki Haley On Trump's Reversal On Syria: 'He Wasn't President'

On Thursday night, the USA military shot 59 Tomahawk missiles at the airfield in western Syria where the regime of Bashar Assad had itself launched a chemical attack that killed at least 87 people. In the interview with CNN , Haley said peace in Syria was impossible with al-Assad in power. "Why are we supporting this murderous regime that is committing mass murder of its own population and using the most heinous weapons available?'" Russian Federation and Iran - Assad's two principal ...

Author: 0 Kim Jong-nam deal: Relief but many unanswered questions

Three North Koreans who had been wanted for questioning have now been allowed to leave Malaysia, Malaysia's chief of police said. Investigators say Kim Jong Nam, who was in his 40s, was poisoned at Kuala Lumpur airport by two young women wielding VX nerve agent , a banned chemical weapon.

Global Media United: Procedures followed to remove passenger
Author: 0 United: Procedures followed to remove passenger

Two officers tried to reason with the man before a third came aboard and pointed at the man "basically saying, 'Sir, you have to get off the plane, '" Bridges said . The man was warned that security would be called if he didn't leave, Tyler Bridges said. When the man who was removed was selected, he contested, saying he was a doctor who needed to see patients Monday morning.

Global Media UK Would Go to War to Defend Gibraltar,
Author: 0 UK Would Go to War to Defend Gibraltar,"The Rock" Spain Seeks

The European Union has upset Britain by giving Spain veto power on any Brexit accords regarding Gibraltar , a British territory on the tip of the Iberian Peninsula that Spain has long wanted to reclaim. Gibraltar's constitution says the United Kingdom is entirely responsible for Gibraltar's "external relations". "They do not weaken or undermine the legal basis in global law for British sovereignty over Gibraltar, including British Gibraltar territorial waters".

Global Media US Navy strike group heads toward Korean peninsula
Author: 0 US Navy strike group heads toward Korean peninsula

That would mean an all-out regional conflict that would bring the US and its allies head-to-head with not only North Korea, but perhaps with China, which has an interest in keeping the Kim dynasty in power. Its latest test of such missiles came five days ago on April 5. In an interview with Yonhap News Agency and some other local news outlets in Seoul last week, U.S.

Author: 0 Ceremony held in commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Vimy was the most successful part of the Battle of Arras in April 1917, as the Canadians pushed up and captured the strategically important ridge from the Germans. Prince Harry and Prince William placed the final pair of boots on a war memorial, and they all walked in the trenches the soldiers used during the war.

Author: 0 Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey to become Alabama's second female governor

With Gov. Bentley now officially out of office, many in the state are making preparations for political life under a new governor: Kay Ivey . Lurleen Wallace, the wife of former Gov. He was fined $7,000 and has to repay his campaign fund $8,912.40 within a week. "Dianne Bentley later filed for divorce ". Bentley promised Alabama voters when he took office that until the state reached full unemployment at 5.2 percent, he would not accept a salary .

Author: 0 Spanish militant group ETA surrender weapons to French police

ETA, designated a terrorist group by the USA government, has been blamed for the deaths of more than 850 people since the late 1960s in its push to carve an independent homeland out of territory in northern Spain and southwestern France. Hundreds of killings remain unsolved and the arms caches could help lead authorities to perpetrators. ETA's disarmament entailed no impunity for their crimes and they should not expect any favorable treatment, the government said in a statement .

Author: 0 Russia knew in advance Syrian chemical attack was coming

Left unclear in spite of American officials' statements is whether Assad must relinquish power, how displaced Syrians would be protected and when the USA might feel compelled to take further action. Securing a Russian commitment on eliminating Assad's chemical weapons is likely to be first on his agenda, said Evelyn Farkas, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense in the Obama administration.

Global Media Glenaire bus crash: Two people trapped on Great Ocean Road
Author: 0 Glenaire bus crash: Two people trapped on Great Ocean Road

Queensland Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce president Stanley Hsu said Mr Kuo had been a young entrepreneur whose life was cut short amid a promising career. There were 22 other people on the bus. Most of those injured were taken to the Apollo Bay hospital, including the driver, who has been released. The story Glenaire bus crash: One dead, one seriously injured on Great Ocean Road first appeared on The Age .

Global Media Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial Jury Begins Deliberations
Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial Jury Begins Deliberations

Prosecutors say Hernandez shot at the men because De Abreu of them had bumped into him at the club, spilling his drink. "You have absolute proof that Bradley's lying", Baez told the jury. After his arrest in that case, which ended the tight end's career with the New England Patriots, Boston prosecutors charged him with carrying out a fatal drive-by in the city's South End.

Global Media United Kingdom steps up war of words with Russian Federation over chemical weapons attack
Author: 0 United Kingdom steps up war of words with Russian Federation over chemical weapons attack

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to try and row back on a hard-line by the Trump administration by blaming Russian inaction for helping fuel the chemical weapons attack it had reacted to. "The failure related to the recent strike and the recent bad chemical weapons attack in large measure is a failure on Russia's part to achieve its commitment to the worldwide community", he added.

Global Media French candidates go head to head in TV debate with Macron favourite
Author: 0 French candidates go head to head in TV debate with Macron favourite

He was supported by another far-left candidate Nathalie Arthaud, who said: "Supermarket cashiers can be fired just for stealing a voucher". Melenchon's score climbed to 17 percent in the first round from 13.5 percent two weeks ago while Fillon, whose campaign has struggled as he faced nepotism allegations, saw his score hold steady at 18 percent.

Author: 0 Gorsuch sworn in as US Supreme Court justice

Trump said during the ceremony. Turning his attention to the American people, Justice Gorsuch quoted from the Gospel of Luke in the Bible that he is mindful that "to whom much is given, much will be expected". President Donald Trump took a victory lap this morning at the swearing in of his pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. Over the weekend, Tillerson and Trump administration officials warned Russian Federation to stop supporting the Syrian government, accusing the Kremlin of having ...

Global Media Trump advisers: US seeks to fight IS and oust Syria's Assad
Author: 0 Trump advisers: US seeks to fight IS and oust Syria's Assad

Speaking on " Fox News Sunday ", White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said the United States was "prepared to do more" regarding military action in Syria if necessary. priority remained defeating Islamic State, rather than forcing Assad out. "And we believe that the first priority is the defeat of ISIS", Tillerson said in an interview with CBS television's " Face the Nation " being broadcast later Sunday.

Global Media Mamata meets PM, seeks early release of central funds
Author: 0 Mamata meets PM, seeks early release of central funds

I apprised the Prime Minister about that and the problems arising out of that. In the almost half-an-hour-long meeting in the morning, Mamata also raised the loan waiver issue with Modi while discussing the state's debt situation. She, however, maintained that the meeting with Congress leaders was about approaching the Election Commission on the EVM issue. "EVMs can be tampered with, so let's go back to the old system", Mamata said here in an informal interaction with media.

Author: 0 Moscow, Tehran Say 'US Aggression' Against Sovereign Syria 'Inadmissible'

Mattis' warning came as White House spokesman Sean Spicer appeared to lower the threshold for new USA action against Assad to include barrel bombs, a crude yet hugely destructive weapon of choice for the Syrian leader. In Monday's interview, Ford said he does not think the United States has the capacity for regime change because of Russian Federation and Iran's support for Assad.

Author: 0 Venezuela plunged into turmoil as top court muzzles congress

The Supreme Court's power grab also brought condemnations and concern from the United States, Organization of American States (OAS), European Union, United Nations and major Latin American nations. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein warned Venezuela: "The separation of powers is essential for democracy to function". The announcement Saturday morning came just minutes before Venezuelan protesters gathered to march through the streets of Caracas and denounce what ...

Global Media Stockholm Attack Suspect Arrested
Author: 0 Stockholm Attack Suspect Arrested

At least four people were killed and over a dozen were injured as a result of the Friday attack in Stockholm . "I can confirm that a second person has been arrested", Stockholm district court judge Helga Hullman said. Sweden's crown princess Victoria held back tears as she left flowers for the victims at the site of the attack on Saturday. The officer also confirmed police were aware that the suspect had expressed an interest and sympathy for the Islamic State online.

Global Media State of emergency should start after midnight
Author: 0 State of emergency should start after midnight

In December, an attack at a Coptic church in Cairo killed 25 people. The attacks also come after Egyptian President Fattah el-Sisi visited President Donald J. He says he's also concerned for the more vulnerable countries, like in Asia, but says the state of emergency is necessary to clamp down on the terrorism in Egypt; "I think that it's good to respond quickly and publicly in such a way that doesn't change these specific hub's convictions or beliefs".

Author: 0 Ban on Highway bars

The states say they would rather keep the bars and do away with the highways! "The objective is to check drunken driving and so there is no dilution of the original order passed by this court". While the states are authorised to downgrade state highways, they still have to approach the Road Ministry to convert national highways into district or municipal roads, the official pointed out.

Global Media Key facts on the resignation of Alabama's governor
Author: 0 Key facts on the resignation of Alabama's governor

Although he was unspecific, he acknowledged making "mistakes", and apologized for letting Alabamans down. Bentley is the third Alabama governor in 30 years to leave office under a cloud. "While we are deeply saddened by these circumstances, the Alabama Republican Party holds their elected officials accountable and demands the utmost integrity of office holders".

Author: 0 Sergio Garcia edges out Justin Rose to win Masters

Rose maintained pace with Garcia throughout on the greens right from the start of play and held a two-shot lead with only five holes remaining, yet, lost out to his counterpart as he birdied the first extra hole. Five feet away from winning, his birdie putt peeled off to the right. "This is a tournament I think I am going to win one day". The 37-year-old Garcia beat Rose in a play-off to win his first major title and to earn the plaudits of his fellow countrymen.

Author: 0 Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

Coptic Pope Tawadros II was in the church at Alexandria during the attack but was not harmed. At least 45 people were murdered in the two terror attacks at Coptic Christian churches yesterday in Egypt . According to Egypt's constitution, parliament must vote in favor of such a declaration - a virtual certainty since it is packed with supporters of the president.

Global Media Kyrgios wins to send Australia to Davis Cup semi-finals
Author: 0 Kyrgios wins to send Australia to Davis Cup semi-finals

Earlier Thompson, ranked 79th in the world, held his nerve to see off a faltering Sock 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 in front of a raucous crowd on Pat Rafter Arena. The victor of the quarter-final will face either Belgium or Italy in September's semi-finals. In the fifth set, the Americans broke Peers' serve to love and outplayed the Australians to clinch the match.

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