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Author: 0 Trudeau, dignitaries pay homage to fallen Canadian soldiers at Vimy Ridge

The four-day battle of Vimy Ridge , near the city of Arras, saw huge losses for Canadian forces, as well as United Kingdom deaths. "2017 is a special year of commemoration for Canada as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and we remember the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid and the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele".

Author: 0 U.S. accuses Russian Federation of cover-up in Syria chemical attack

Despite six years of civil war, Assad is firmly entrenched in his seat of power, Damascus, largely thanks to powerful allies Russian Federation and Iran who continue to prop up his government politically and militarily. A more modest goal for USA diplomacy would be to agree with Russian Federation on a de facto partition of Syria into zones controlled by the regime, Western-backed rebels and Kurds, with a long-term cease-fire imposed on all sides.

Author: 0 Russian Police Make Arrests Related to Subway Bombing

The arrests come just a day after a 22-year-old Kyrgyz-born man was identified as the main suspect in Monday's deadly suicide bombing on a St Petersburg subway. Russia's Federal Security Agency says its experts defused a self-made explosive device at the apartment where the suspects lived. Several police vehicles were dispatched to the scene as well as security services.

Global Media NY Passes Free College Tuition Program, SUNY Plattsburgh President Applauds It
Author: 0 NY Passes Free College Tuition Program, SUNY Plattsburgh President Applauds It

The free tuition comes with some important stipulations: students must be enrolled full-time, and graduates must live and work in ny for the same number of years they received the scholarship. The most commonly asked question asked to Onondaga Community College President Casey Crabill about SUNY's free tuition is "how can I sign up?" The program does not address the cost of housing, food and transportation, according to New York Assemblyman Victor M.

Global Media Coachella Probably Wouldn't Be the Best Place to See Kate Bush, Anyways
Author: 0 Coachella Probably Wouldn't Be the Best Place to See Kate Bush, Anyways

Tollett then told the Los Angeles Times that he'd totally love to book Bush at Coachella, offering this bad quote: "We've had a long history of delicacies at Coachella , and that is one of the ultimate delicacies". In addition, she has never played a show in the U.S. "Have to!' 'No! No one is going to understand it!" "The show was conceived for a very specific type of venue".

Author: 0 Commissioning economic strategy to help Australia, India grow together: Malcolm Turnbull

Steven Smith smashed three Test centuries in the recently-concluded tour, a rare achievement for an overseas batsman in India. Learning the sudden popularity numbers in India for the Australian PM, the White House has offered to settle down the most important unsolved debate in India on 'Who is the greatest? India and Australia failed to make a headway in finalising the long-overdue free trade deal during Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's first visit to India though he got along well ...

Author: 0 Gorsuch oath returns full 9 to high court

The event concludes an acrimonious series of testimony and debate in a bitterly divided Congress. Kagan has said other justices also liked to rib her about the food at the court since it's the junior justice's job to help oversee the cafeteria, which is frequented by court employees and visitors.

Global Media Gorsuch confirmed to US Supreme Court
Author: 0 Gorsuch confirmed to US Supreme Court

Sens. Chris Coons of DE and Susan Collins of ME are calling Senate leaders to leave the legislative filibuster intact following a drawn-out partisan fight over the rules of the chamber that culminated this week in Republicans ending the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.

Author: 0 Trump Considering 'Explosive' Executive Order on Unfair Trade

The Trump administration recently launched a wide-sweeping investigation into the massive and persistent trade deficits the US runs with so-called "trading partnets" and the unfair trading policies that may be causing them. The first order mandates a comprehensive 90-day review of the sources of USA trade deficits with its top trading partners. The risk is that heavy handed moves could disrupt the patterns of trade in which countries - including the US - benefit from specializing in ...

Author: 0 In surprise move, Iran's Ahmadinejad to run for president

He had previously said he would not run after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei advised him not to, but many hard-liners in Iran want a tough-talking candidate to stand up to US President Donald Trump. There was no immediate reaction from the supreme leader's office. The Guardian Council will assess the qualification of the applicants and announce the names of the qualified candidates by April 27.

Author: 0 Trump hails 'tremendous progress' as Xi summit ends

On trade issues, Trump called for China to "level the playing field" for American workers, stressing the need for reciprocal market access. Many blue-collar workers helped propel him to his unexpected election victory on November 8 and Trump is under pressure to deliver for them.

Author: 0 Hamilton expects year-long brawl with Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton won his first race of the season, with a dominant win at the Chinese Grand Prix. "It's disappointing to finish fifth, but I'll take those points and hopefully be in a better position next race". "But then I had a very exciting race". Ricciardo took fourth place, followed by Raikkonen in fifth place and Bottas in sixth place. While it was Hamilton who soared to the chequered flag in tricky conditions at the Shanghai International Circuit , Vettel, unfortunate to fall down the ...

Author: 0 No Sanctions in Hand, Tillerson Arrives in Moscow

Erdogan expressed support for the US air strike on Shayrat air base in Syria, but stressed that it should not be the end. Moscow has sought to deflect blame from its long-time ally Assad over the incident and says Syrian jets struck a rebel arms depot where "toxic substances" were being put inside bombs.

Global Media Germany: Player hurt in blasts near Borussia Dortmund bus
Author: 0 Germany: Player hurt in blasts near Borussia Dortmund bus

Investigators were checking the authenticity of a letter claiming responsibility that they found near the scene, and were refusing to give any details of its contents, citing the ongoing probe. "After the bang, we all crouched down in the bus. We didn't know what was going to happen next". Buerki says Bartra was hit by shards of glass from the broken back window.

Global Media Assad allies threaten U.S. over any new strikes on Syria
Author: 0 Assad allies threaten U.S. over any new strikes on Syria

The White House says that Trump spoke with South Korea's Acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn about USA strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack by President Bashar Assad's government on civilians. Foreign Minister, are you looking for clarification from the USA on its position on Assad? If Russian President Vladimir Putin refuses, new sanctions on Russia should be imposed, aimed at "making life very difficult" for government figures, the report said.

Author: 0 Police say Borussia Dortmund the target of Tuesday's attack

He said the authorities will put heavy security in place for Wednesday's match. It is not known what caused the blasts. Police said they were working on the assumption that the blasts were directed at the Dortmund team and caused by 'serious explosive devices, ' which may have been hidden in a hedge near a vehicle park.

Global Media Russians trying to 'cover up' what happened in Syria, US officials say
Author: 0 Russians trying to 'cover up' what happened in Syria, US officials say

After that, he said , "we can navigate a political outcome in which the Syrian people, in fact, will determine Bashar al-Assad's fate". But he says that distinction "doesn't much matter to the dead". The inclusion of those countries is important because the USA strategy for Syria involves enlisting help from Mideast nations to ensure security and stability in Syria after the Islamic State group is vanquished.

Global Media Three shot near Tennessee auto parts plant
Author: 0 Three shot near Tennessee auto parts plant

The Cookeville Police Department is investigating the shooting as an isolated domestic violence incident. Sells said the shootings took place in the Ficosa plant parking lot, but the incident was not related to the business. "The area is secure, and there is no outside threat to the community". One is dead, and the other two are in critical condition. Two of the people involved worked at the plant, officials said.

Author: 0 North Korean ships head home after China orders coal returned

China's Customs department issued an official order last Friday telling trading firms to return their North Korean coal cargoes, said three trading sources. To make up for the shortfall from North Korea, China has ramped up imports from the United States in an unexpected boon for US President Donald Trump, who has declared he wants to revive his country's struggling coal sector.

Author: 0 Soccer leader 'deeply disturbed' by bus blasts

Buerki says Bartra was hit by shards of glass from the broken back window. Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki, who was sitting next to Bartra on the bus, revealed what happened when the explosions occurred. The French club added in a statement: "Faced with this hard situation, AS Monaco wishes to express its full support to the Borussia Dortmund team and all the components of the club".

Global Media North Korea tells U.S. it's ready for 'toughest' action
Author: 0 North Korea tells U.S. it's ready for 'toughest' action

The current surge in tensions also coincided with the scheduled gathering Tuesday of the North's parliament, which meets once or twice a year to rubber-stamp budgets or overhaul state organs and personnel. "South Korea's economic damage, caused by China's negative reaction to the THADD deployment, is estimated at 14 billion dollars per year, and if one bought out THAAD for 1.3 billion dollars, it would be a very pragmatic deal", Cheng told Sputnik China .

Global Media No agreement among G7 FMs on further Syrian sanctions
Author: 0 No agreement among G7 FMs on further Syrian sanctions

That trip, too, is fraught with tension over Syria: Tillerson has blamed Russia, Assad's strongest ally, of either complicity or incompetence for allowing Assad to possess and use chemical weapons. "There are clearly different opinions", Alfano said, adding that the G7 had reaffirmed its support for those sanctions already in place. He added there was no indication that Russian Federation was involved in carrying out the attack, but Putin's continued support for the Assad regime - which ...

Global Media Krauthammer on Russian involvement in Syria: 'They are the power'
Author: 0 Krauthammer on Russian involvement in Syria: 'They are the power'

Hours ahead of his first scheduled trip to Moscow , U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said it was clear that "the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end", CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan reports . U.S. President Donald Trump said during the 2016 campaign that his administration would be less interventionist than predecessors and would ease the emphasis on global human rights abuses.

Global Media White House says Kremlin tried to 'cover-up' Assad attack
Author: 0 White House says Kremlin tried to 'cover-up' Assad attack

A joint command centre made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and militias supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the USA strike on a Syrian air base on Friday crossed "red lines" and it would respond to any new aggression and increase its support for its ally.

Global Media No doubt Syria used chemical weapons
Author: 0 No doubt Syria used chemical weapons

USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson will go ahead with his visit this week to deliver a "clear and co-ordinated" message to the Kremlin. At the meeting the G7 nations agreed that there could be no solution to the Syrian conflict with Assad still in power.

Global Media Buster Posey placed on seven-day concussion disabled list
Author: 0 Buster Posey placed on seven-day concussion disabled list

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list Tuesday after he was struck in the head by a pitch in Monday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. In the mean time, Nick Hundley will assume Posey's position behind the plate and Aaron Hill is available to serve as the team's emergency catcher.

Author: 0 New draft United Nations resolution calls for Syria gas attack probe

Mr Delattre said it was too early to say whether France, Britain and the United States will move ahead with the text of the resolution they put forward last week or change it. On April 4, Reuters cited the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights saying that an airstrike on Syrian's city of Khan Sheikhoun, in the Idlib province, had killed 58 people, including 11 children.

Global Media First in Asia : Taiwan bans eating of cats and dogs
Author: 0 First in Asia : Taiwan bans eating of cats and dogs

The bill also hiked the penalty for killing or abusing animals to a maximum two-year jail term and a stiff fine of Tw$2 million, more than doubling that for repeat offenders. Dog and cat meat used to be a popular cuisine in Taiwan, but recent decades have seen the animals become beloved household pets. The amendments, which still need to be signed off on by the Cabinet and the Presidential Office, could take effect by as early as the end of this month.

Author: 0 Missing Teen, Teacher Could Now Be in Mexico

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has confirmed a sighting of Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas. Tennessee authorities have released the first pictures of Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas on the run. He's believed to be armed with two handguns. She is 5-foot-5 and weighs 120 pounds. As of this morning, investigators said they received more than 1,200 tips from across the country.

Global Media WV Senate president does about-face on state budget bill
Author: 0 WV Senate president does about-face on state budget bill

Their plan, however, counts on $750 million in cuts from a state operating budget already bled thin during the past two years. Armstead says it's now it's up to the governor to sign it into law. Chris Sununu's $12.1 billion budget proposal, which he sent to the House in February. "If we need additional revenue in the state, we must do it through tax reform and not tax increases so that it creates jobs and opportunity in the state".

Author: 0 Kremlin says airstrikes show United States unwilling to cooperate on Syrian peace settlement

His comments came shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow will appeal to the United Nations to investigate the attack on Khan Sheikhoun. It also is unclear if Trump, who has expressed skepticism 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 Seahawks reportedly agree to terms with Dolphins draft bust Dion Jordan
Author: 0 Seahawks reportedly agree to terms with Dolphins draft bust Dion Jordan

The Seahawks now have two of the top three picks in the 2013 draft on their roster. Dion Jordan was released om March 31st for failing a physical. In 2013, Miami made a trade and moved up from No. 12 to No. 3 to draft Jordan. It would be a role similar to the one that Bruce Irvin filled for Seattle before signing with the Oakland Raiders in free agency a year ago.

Author: 0 7 special needs students hurt in Florida school bus crash

A school bus driver in Sarasota was forced to swerve out of the way of another vehicle which made a left turn in front of the bus. The bus aide remains in stable condition and was admitted to SMH. The crash involved a bus that was on its way to the Oak Park School. Officials said everyone's injuries were non-life threatening. Three students on the bus went back to school and two others went home for the day.

Global Media FM: Arab summit successful by any standard
Author: 0 FM: Arab summit successful by any standard

UN Special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, envoys from US, Russia, France and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will attend the summit. The emir also urged Arab states to meet their humanitarian obligations to help the war-weary Syrian people.

Author: 0 Tillerson, top diplomats hold urgent meeting on Syria crisis

Russia's defence ministry also said it had information that rebel fighters were bringing "poisonous substances" to the areas around the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun and Eastern Ghuta, among other places. "The sight of people being gassed and blown away by barrel bombs ensures that if we see this kind of action again, we hold open the possibility of future action", he said.

Global Media Trump to China: Help on North Korea for a good trade deal
Author: 0 Trump to China: Help on North Korea for a good trade deal

China has been reluctant to use its influence over Pyongyang for fear that pushing the regime too hard could result in instability in the North and even its collapse that could lead to the emergence of a pro-U.S. Getty China and North Korea: Whose side is China on? The spokesman went on to warn that such actions by Washington justify increasing "its military capabilities for self-defense" or a "pre-emptive attack with a nuclear force".

Global Media Defendant in triple slaying dies in jump from court balcony
Author: 0 Defendant in triple slaying dies in jump from court balcony

Surveillance video by the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office shows deputies walking alongside Seman, wearing a white dress shirt and beige trousers before he jumped from the fourth-floor balcony. "Every witness we talked to in preparation for the case, they didn't know why he was not pleading guilty or not asking for some kind of plea", said Cantalamessa, according to WFMJ .

Global Media Turkey has radar info showing Syrian regime is behind chemical attack
Author: 0 Turkey has radar info showing Syrian regime is behind chemical attack

After years of calling for Assad's removal during former president Barack Obama's tenure, Washington appeared to be stepping back from seeking regime change in Syria in recent weeks. That's what the chemical weapons treaty is all about. Syrian army forces had been losing ground across the country until Russian Federation intervened militarily in September 2015, propping up Assad and protecting its own interests in the region.

Author: 0 US probing possible Russia collusion in Syria chemical attack

President Trump's strikes against the Syrian government earned the support of the American people and improved views of Trump (albeit only slightly), according to a new poll. NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman said Saturday that "there's no indication" the Trump administration will take further action against the Assad regime, describing the airstrike as a "narrowly focused mission".

Global Media Only one hosting bid for 2026 World Cup
Author: 0 Only one hosting bid for 2026 World Cup

From the quarter final onward, the United States would host all the remaining matches in the build up to the final. But any share of the tournament will make it Mexico's third time hosting the World Cup , a record . Should the joint bid win out, Canada could also benefit from infrastructure improvements to training fields for teams that stage their tournament bases here.

Author: 0 US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer

The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to Donald Trump during his campaign for president, the Washington Post reported on April 11. "This confirms all of my suspicions about unjustified, politically motivated government surveillance", Page told the Post in an interview about the surveillance.

Global Media US, Canada And Mexico Declare Combined Bid To Host The World Cup
Author: 0 US, Canada And Mexico Declare Combined Bid To Host The World Cup

However, FIFA has said that European and Asian nations will be able to bid to host the 2026 tournament if the eligible candidates are unable to fulfil the necessary criteria. In January, FIFA announced it would expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams starting in 2026. The final phase will take place in May 2020, before the next U.S.

Global Media North Korea allows in CNN, Japanese journalists
Author: 0 North Korea allows in CNN, Japanese journalists

He has been trying to convince regional power China into taking a leading role on pressuring North Korea into halting its nuclear programme. "If China decides to help, that would be great", Trump wrote. NORTH KOREA could hit Australia with a missile within two years, a United States acting ambassador to Australia has warned . Tensions have spiked sharply with talk of military action by the U.S.

Author: 0 Gorsuch sworn into Supreme Court, restores conservative tilt

Gorsuch took the oath of office-taken by public servants in all USA government branches-at the private ceremony scheduled for 9 the Supreme Court. Ed Markey, D-Mass. "We now have a radical right-wing justice on the Supreme Court". Former President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to succeed Scalia before his tenure ended, but the Republican-controlled Congress refused to consider the proposal, drawing anger from Democrats.

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