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Author: 0 A look at every North Korean missile test this year

South Korea has been developing ballistic missiles with an 800-kilometer range since 2012, the joint chiefs of staff spokesman said. The effect of further sanctions is questionable as North Korea puts the survival of its ruling elite before the well-being of its struggling populace and already is one of the most heavily penalized places on earth.

Global Media Back from the brink? Venezuela reverses its congressional 'coup'
Author: 0 Back from the brink? Venezuela reverses its congressional 'coup'

Venezuela's attorney general surprisingly broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro on Friday, condemning recent Supreme Court rulings that consolidated the socialist president's power as a "rupture of constitutional order". The court had previously backed Maduro in his struggles with the legislature, and on Tuesday removed parliamentary immunity from the assembly's members.

Global Media Palm Sunday bombings: Emergency declared in Egypt
Author: 0 Palm Sunday bombings: Emergency declared in Egypt

The Copts trace their history to the dawn of Christianity , when Egypt was integrated into the Roman and later the Byzantine empire. Nearly 49 Christians, including many parents with children, were killed in the blasts. A shift in Islamic State's tactics, which has waged a low-level conflict for years in the Sinai peninsula against soldiers and police, to targeting Christian civilians and broadening its reach into Egypt's mainland is a potential turning point in a country trying to ...

Author: 0 No positive shift yet on Russia-US ties, Kremlin says

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the relations between the United States and Russian Federation "may be at an all-time low". "At the right time everyone will come to their senses & there will be lasting peace!" The President later seemed to strike a more conciliatory note and said he expected "things will work out fine" between the U.S.

Global Media County considers special tax for President Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits
Author: 0 County considers special tax for President Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits

A personal helicopter of President Donald Trump sits on the front lawn of his Mar-a-Lago resort, showing off all its beauty. President Donald Trump is well outpacing his predecessor on the green, making his 16th visit to one of his eponymous golf courses since taking office as he marks the end of another weekend at his Florida getaway.

Global Media NY poised to pass free public college tuition statewide
Author: 0 NY poised to pass free public college tuition statewide

Beginning this fall, tree tuition will be available to students from families making less than $100,000 per year. In 2018, the threshold increases to $110,000 annually, and $125,000 annually in 2019. I was proud to put this plan forward during my campaign, and I'm thrilled that it's become a reality in NY. Under the plan, students from NY state whose families earn $125,000 or less will be eligible .

Author: 0 Latin America's struggling left boosted by win in Ecuador election

The Organization of American States said its mission of electoral observers that visited at random 480 voting centers nationwide found no discrepancies between the tallies and the official results and encouraged Lasso to issue complaints through institutional channels.

Global Media Trump boasted about Syria strike over cake with Chinese president
Author: 0 Trump boasted about Syria strike over cake with Chinese president

President Trump said: "We had finished dinner, we were now having dessert and we had the most attractive piece of chocolate cake you have ever seen". "We're nearly finished. "You have no idea how many people want to hear to the answer to this", he said. In the wake of Donald Trump's air strikes against the Syrian government, we'll speak with Norman Solomon today about glowing mainstream media coverage over the strikes, and how hysteria over Trump's alleged collusion with Russian ...

Author: 0 N. Korea condemns United States for bringing nuclear assets to region

North Korea denounced the United States on Friday for bringing "huge nuclear strategic assets" to the Korean peninsula as a US aircraft carrier group headed for the region amid concerns the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapon test. "Lately, tensions have risen with the U.S. and the ROK on one side, and the DPRK on the other, and one has the feeling that a conflict could break out at any moment", Wang said, using abbreviations for South and North Korea.

Author: 0 Ahmadinejad defiantly registers for upcoming Iranian presidential election

Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has filed to run in the country's May presidential election, contradicting a recommendation from the nation's Supreme Leader to stay out of the race. He has done so without the approval of Khamenei, who advised him not to run. "And because the legacy of the revolution and Iran's century-old struggle for representative rule has made popular participation incumbent even upon its theocracy, the election will mobilize millions of Iranians in ways that ...

Author: 0 Assad calls Idlib chemical attack '100% fabrication'

Donald Trump (left) and Vladimir Putin. The US scoops up such a large volume of communications intercepts in areas like Syria and Iraq, the material often is not processed unless there is a particular event that requires analysts to go back and look for supporting intelligence material.

Global Media Russia's Foreign Ministry says USA strike on Syria an aggressive act
Author: 0 Russia's Foreign Ministry says USA strike on Syria an aggressive act

The last time the top diplomats sat down together was October 28, 2016. Political solution of Syrian crisis is the topic of the trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers. "What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines". Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran's Hassan Rouhani said in a phone call that aggressive US actions against Syria were not permissible and violated global law.

Global Media India must ask for copy of judgement on Jadhav: Jethmalani
Author: 0 India must ask for copy of judgement on Jadhav: Jethmalani

When asked why Pakistan turned down India's request for consular access to Jadhav 13 times, and in the process violated the 1967 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, he said: 'Consular access is not automatic all the time. "Pakistan has to stand fast against India's accusations of the move being of "premeditated murder", Musharraf said. "A military court in Pakistan earlier this week found Jadhav guilty on two counts of espionage and sentenced him to death.India has strongly objected to ...

Author: 0 Lavrov: I Told Tillerson That US Syria Strikes Contradict Anti-Terror Goal

Earlier this week, Turkish doctors also said that test results conducted on victims confirmed that sarin gas was used. The document drafted by the United Kingdom, France and the United States demanded the Syrian military to provide UN investigators with unfettered access to details of their operations on the day of the alleged attack.

Global Media United States and Russian Federation agree on Syria probe amid bid to salvage ties
Author: 0 United States and Russian Federation agree on Syria probe amid bid to salvage ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow on Wednesday as the two countries traded sharp accusations about a chemical weapons attack in Syria. The presidents of the United States and Russian Federation have both presented souring views of the relationship between their two countries, exchanging sharp words as Moscow extended an icy welcome to the United States' top diplomat in a face-off over Syria.

Author: 0 U.S. and Russian Federation agree on Syria probe amid bid to salvage ties

Citing an unnamed military-diplomatic source, the Russian state-run TASS news agency said that its ongoing presence would depend on developments in the region but it was expected to remain in Syrian waters for more than a month. Trump wrote that his orders were vital for the national security and foreign policy interests of the USA, and that he will take additional action, if necessary, to further those interests.

Global Media Egypt Church curtails Easter celebrations
Author: 0 Egypt Church curtails Easter celebrations

They believe this is just another attempt to intimidate Christians in the region. "Why would any Egyptian do this to his country?" Yet on a holiday Sunday, the regime was unable to protect even the Alexandria cathedral where the Coptic patriarch, Pope Tawadros II, was leading a service.

Global Media Uber used secret program to track Lyft drivers
Author: 0 Uber used secret program to track Lyft drivers

Using the "Hell" program, the ride-sharing company was able to track Lyft drivers in an entire city through strategically placing fake riders, and later on used a vulnerability in Lyft's software to permanently track its rival's drivers using ID tokens.

Author: 0 Donald Trump offers trade deal to China for support over North Korea

The United States has been urging Beijing to use its economic leverage with North Korea , which conducted two underground nuclear explosions and two dozen missile tests previous year. US President Donald Trump has baited North Korea over Twitter warning it was looking for trouble while Pyongyang threatened to launch a nuclear attack on the US if provoked.

Author: 0 Russian Federation relations at another low after Syria attacks

Mr Tillerson said any war crimes charges were far in the future, but said it was an avenue that was being actively pursued by the Trump administration. Tillerson said the two countries had agreed to set up a "working group" to coordinate on "smaller issues". "We want Russian Federation to use its influence over the Assad regime to stop the madness and the cruelty we see every day on the ground".

Author: 0 Syria war: Anger after Russian Federation vetoes resolution at UN

First came last week's United States strike in response to Bashar al-Assad's deadly sarin-gas attack on innocent civilians. He noted that the Syrian leader's departure must happen in an "orderly" way. During his presidential election campaign, Trump said he would like the USA to have better relations with Russian Federation. "Right now, we're not getting along with Russian Federation at all", Trump said at a joint White House news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Global Media Steelers chairman Dan Rooney dies at 84
Author: 0 Steelers chairman Dan Rooney dies at 84

Then Dan Rooney took a bigger role in the organization, running the football operations in 1969 and finally formally being announced team president in 1975. "Sabina and I remember Ambassador Rooney and his family's visit to us in Áras an Uachtaráin with fondness". In addition to being a close friend, Dan was one of the true visionaries in our sport and our game is what it is today due to the efforts of men like him.

Author: 0 Asian shares mixed as Trump talks down US dollar

Gold continued to sparkle as investors shifted money into safe assets, rising 0.7 percent on the day and taking its rise over the past three months to almost 7.5 percent. And approval of the Keystone XL pipeline as well as withdrawing the USA from a free trade agreement with Asia-Pacific countries. The dollar was down 0.37% against the yen to ¥109.08 after the comments, while the 10-year Treasury yield dropped to its lowest level since the election in November.

Author: 0 'Charging Bull' sculptor is not a fan of 'Fearless Girl'

Now, Di Modica says, "Fearless Girl"'s placement transforms the bull from a symbol of strength, into a villain menacing young women who want to break into business. The sculptor came to him about 10 days ago, said Siegel, the former director of the New York Civil Liberties Union handling the case with attorney Steven Hyman.

Global Media 2nd teen convicted of conspiracy in fatal fight
Author: 0 2nd teen convicted of conspiracy in fatal fight

Family Court Judge Robert Coonin delivered his ruling after hearing a week of testimony in the nonjury trial for three teenage girls charged in the death of Amy Joyner-Francis. After onlookers pulled Carr away, Joyner-Francis could be seen clinging to what appeared to be Carr's shirt. The evidence, he said, shows 'beyond a reasonable doubt that the death of Amy Joyner-Francis was caused by the action of Trinity Carr '.

Author: 0 Syria's Assad says Idlib chemical attack 'fabrication' - AFP interview

Syria and its most powerful ally, Russia, have vehemently denied the accusations, saying that terrorist groups were behind the deaths. The U.S. blamed the Syrian government for launching the attack, but Russian Federation claimed that the victims were killed by toxic agents released from a rebel chemical arsenal hit by Syrian warplanes.

Global Media Kim Jong Un opens complex of N. Korean high-rise apartments
Author: 0 Kim Jong Un opens complex of N. Korean high-rise apartments

A senior Japanese diplomat said the United States was putting "maximum pressure" on North Korea to resolve issues peacefully while putting responsibility on China to sway its old ally. Meanwhile, the USA has sent an aircraft carrier to the region and is conducting its biggest ever joint military exercises with South Korea. "At present, we are in close contact with the United States and South Korea and in addition to urging (the North) to refrain from provocative actions and observe ...

Author: 0 Bashar Assad dismisses Syria chemical attack as '100% fabrication'

Samples taken from Khan Sheikhoun last week tested positive for the nerve agent sarin, the British delegation t the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW said on Thursday. " They fabricated the whole story in order to have a pretext for the attack ", he said. The polarized positions were evident too at the UN Security Council on Wednesday, when Russian Federation vetoed a Western-drafted resolution that would have required Syrian cooperation in an investigation into the suspected ...

Author: 0 Easter Bunny to Kick Off Egg Hunt at American Legion

The next event after the hunt was the parade. And of course, the morning would not be complete without the Easter Bunny who will be joining in on the fun! Be sure to bring your own bag or bucket. There were lots of different prizes depending upon the child's age. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos starting at noon. The Spring Fling Bazaar will be held from 9 2 p.m.

Author: 0 GOP strategist: 'The way things are headed, we would lose the House'

Kansas' 4th District is not a microcosm of agitated America, nor is it the siren of Trump backlash coming in from the Midwest. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made a visit to the district Monday. Estes did not beat us". On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet touting his party's special election victory in Kansas on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Ceremony honours 31 Islanders killed at Vimy Ridge

Prince William, Prince Harry and Justin Trudeau remembered those who sacrificed their lives in the Battle Vimy Ridge. "As one of the sayings go, "it was the birth of a nation, ' or you could say it was the 'coming-of-age" of Canada", explains Hunter.

Global Media Misdirected US strike killed 18 Syrian allies
Author: 0 Misdirected US strike killed 18 Syrian allies

Central Command news release issued today. Coalition and Central Command officials have two open investigations into a pair of Syrian strikes that led to the reported deaths of nearly 100 civilians combined. The bombing marks the worst confirmed friendly-fire incident in the almost three-year-old war against the terrorist group. As the US-led military campaigns against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have intensified in recent months, so, too, have reports of civilian casualties ...

Global Media World oil market 'close to balance' despite OPEC cuts
Author: 0 World oil market 'close to balance' despite OPEC cuts

The group's output dropped by 365,000 barrels a day to 31.68 million a day, the IEA said. For 2017, the IEA said it expects non-OPEC supply to rise by 485,000 bpd, above its previous estimate of 400,000 bpd, led by increases in USA production growth.

Author: 0 United States drops 'mother of all bombs' to hit IS in Afghanistan

The Nangarhar province borders with Pakistan. Pregent explained that ISIS fighters in Afghanistan were starting to use the massive tunnel complex that Al Qaeda used starting back in 2001, when USA forces were deployed the country. While the war in Afghanistan has largely slipped from public consciousness in the USA, replaced by the conflict in Syria and ongoing tensions over North Korea, there are still around 8,400 U.S.

Author: 0 Putin outlined causes of worsening Russia-US ties at meeting with Tillerson

In his first interview since the incident, the president said: "Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States , is hand-in-glove with the terrorists". "I would like to think that they didn't know, but certainly they could have", Trump said . Discussing the deconfliction channel "was not a productive thing to do", Dorrian said, "and that's the reason that we are no longer doing readouts of what those discussions are, and we will not get back into that business".

Author: 0 Massive Pretoria protest calls on Zuma to resign

The economic situation has deeply worsened, over the last six years. "We have united for the objective of taking back our attractive country‚ Malema said‚ adding that the office of the President belonged to the people and not to the ANC or Zuma".

Author: 0 Canada takes major step toward legal recreational marijuana

Clark said she would consult an expert panel of health officials and law enforcement on how to distribute marijuana safely. Penalties can range from $1,000 to life imprisonment for driving within two hours of having an illegal level of drugs in the blood.

Global Media Kids with autism struggle to read facial expressions
Author: 0 Kids with autism struggle to read facial expressions

The autism champions at Le Cateau Primary School. Matthews said they hope to have Dunton Tower lit up blue for next year's National Autism Awareness Day, as they plan to improve the marketing of the event to reach out to more students. In order to make significant progress in this area, children and adults are needed to join autism research studies, even if they do not have a form of ASD.

Global Media Stockholm attack suspect sympathetic to Islamic State, police say
Author: 0 Stockholm attack suspect sympathetic to Islamic State, police say

Although some of them did not suffer life-threatening injuries and have since been released from hospital, it is reported that at least 10 remain in medical facilities in "serious condition". One of the wounded, an 83-year-old Romanian woman who was begging on the city's pedestrian Drottninggatan shopping street when the attack took place, said she was "surprised" that passersby helped her.

Global Media Airstrike in Syria kills 18 US-supported fighters
Author: 0 Airstrike in Syria kills 18 US-supported fighters

A USA -led airstrike mistakenly killed 18 members of a Kurdish and Arab militia backed by Washington south of the Syrian city of Tabqa, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The SDF is now engaged in an assault on the ISIS stronghold of Tabqa, which lies just 25 miles outside of Raqqa, the extremist group's de facto capital in Syria.

Global Media Iran's Rouhani condemns United States missile strike as an act of aggression
Author: 0 Iran's Rouhani condemns United States missile strike as an act of aggression

At a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Lucca, Italy, Mr Johnson issued a fresh appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin to abandon his backing for his Syrian ally following last week's chemical weapons attack. Russian Federation called the bombing a significant blow to U.S. Watch: What is a Tomahawk? "Military planners took precautions to minimize risk to Russian or Syrian personnel located at the airfield", Captain Jeff Davis , a Pentagon spokesman, said.

Global Media Zuma celebrates 75th birthday with pledge to win fight against racism
Author: 0 Zuma celebrates 75th birthday with pledge to win fight against racism

He branded last week's protests, which attracted tens of thousands of marchers, as racist. "What I see here is incredible", Mitchell said . "In addition to an online petition , our activists and public representatives have been going door-to-door in every corner of South Africa encouraging support for the petition", sad Van Damme.

Global Media Packed morgue reveals toll of Mosul conflict
Author: 0 Packed morgue reveals toll of Mosul conflict

Iraqi Christians around Mosul celebrated Palm Sunday for the first time in three years, including at a church burned by ISIS in Qaraqosh. "The federal police penetrated the old city and killed 13 terrorists, and destroyed 7 booby-trapped vehicles of Daesh in the Bab al-Jadid axis towards the al-Nuri Mosque in western Mosul ", police commander Maj.

Global Media We don't know Kulbhushan Jadhav's location in Pakistan, says Indian govt
Author: 0 We don't know Kulbhushan Jadhav's location in Pakistan, says Indian govt

Just $5 a month. Asked about Jadhav possessing a fake passport under an assumed name, of Hussein Mubarak Patel, Baglay said that they had not seen the passport. There are several unanswered questions about Jadhav. It also claimed that he was "a serving officer in the Indian Navy". Was he in any way involved in espionage activities based in Iran? He is facing trial before an NIA court in Jammu.