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Global Media Venezuela walks back move to strip congress' power
Author: 0 Venezuela walks back move to strip congress' power

Earlier this month, opposition lawmakers called on the Latin American development bank CAF to deny a $400m loan request from the Maduro government, saying his steps past year to bypass lawmakers and instead seek Supreme Court approval of the 2017 budget were unconstitutional.

Author: 0 Thousands march against Zuma, as he celebrates his birthday

TENS of thousands of protesters rallied in Pretoria yesterday, marking President Jacob Zuma's 75th birthday with their demand that he resign. "With the Rand plummeting, South Africa becomes even more attractive to tourists", Newton said, encouraging more people to consider visiting the country.

Author: 0 Moscow to discuss counter-terrorism during Tillerson's visit: Russian FM

The statement said "developments in Syria have changed the situation fundamentally", and the foreign secretary will prioritize contacting USA and other officials ahead of the G7 meeting set for April 10-11 "to build coordinated worldwide support for a cease-fire on the ground and an intensified political process".

Author: 0 Tillerson meets Putin amid 'low point' in US-Russia ties

Looking at the resolution's supporters sitting around the horseshoe-shaped table in the Security Council, he said: "You are afraid of an impartial investigation" that the Syrian government was being blamed for chemical weapons attacks carried out by extremists.

Author: 0 Australian PM in India to push bilateral trade deal

The two sides signed six MoUs, including on cooperation in fighting worldwide terrorism and on civil aviation security. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will arrive in New Delhi on Sunday for a four-day visit. Terrorism, defence and security cooperation, cyber security, civil aviation security, education and energy, particularly sale of uranium, are the focus areas.

Author: 0 Syria's Assad says chemical attack '100 percent fabrication'

A hospital room in Khan Shaykhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following last week's toxic gas attack. . The official stressed that the intelligence community was not aware of the attack before it happened, noting that the US intercepts such massive quantities of communications in Syria that they can't immediately be processed.

Author: 0 Korea 'will be taken care of' amid fears of new nuclear test

US President Donald Trump vowed Thursday that the "problem" of North Korea "will be taken care of", as speculation mounted that Pyongyang might be preparing another nuclear or missile test. North Korea, still technically at war with the South after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a treaty, has on occasion conducted missile or nuclear tests to coincide with big political events and often threatens the United States, South Korea and Japan.

Author: 0 Lavrov Reveals What Pleased Russia in US Stance on Syria

The embattled leader, whose country has been ravaged by six years of war, said his firepower had not been affected by the attack ordered by US President Donald Trump, but acknowledged further strikes were possible. US Air Force Col John Dorrian, a spokesman for the coalition, said it had carried out no air strikes in that area at that time. The result: not only no warm up in relations between the two superpowers, but, as Tillerson put it, "a low level of trust between our countries", a ...

Author: 0 U.S. intelligence intercepted communications between Syrian military and chemical experts

Ward used a hastily convened meeting of the organization's executive council to launch a withering verbal attack on Syrian President Bashar Assad and his allies in Moscow. On Thursday Trump expressed confidence that US-Russia ties would improve. Before Trump faced the media, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks at the Kremlin that failed to bridge a deep gap of trust between the rival nuclear powers.

Author: 0 Bashar Assad Tells AFP That Chemical Attack Was Western 'Fabrication'

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". This assertion is a departure even from the statement given by the Syrian army In the aftermath of the attack, which blamed "terrorist groups" for the carnage.

Author: 0 Canada Is Preparing to Legalize Marijuana

The government said the legislation, known as the Cannabis Act , should be in force no later than July 2018. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has repeatedly said the goal is to restrict access of marijuana to minors and choke off profits from sales to organized crime.

Global Media Hunt for thousands of Easter eggs at Pantano Christian Church
Author: 0 Hunt for thousands of Easter eggs at Pantano Christian Church

The price is $30 for non-members for adults and $25 for kids. Organizers say you can enjoy a scrambled egg and sausage breakfast with orange juice and coffee at the Kudzoo Cafe'. April is kite-flying month, and the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is inviting everyone to "hop into spring" with egg-dyeing and kite-flying on Saturday from 10 4 p.m.

Author: 0 China experts see low chance of Korea fighting

Han's remarks came amid heightened tensions that North Korea may carry out its sixth nuclear test or launch a long-range rocket in its key anniversaries in April. The goal for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear tipped warhead to the continental U.S.

Author: 0 'Conflict could break out at any moment' over N Korea: China

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a peaceful resolution to the North Korean problem in a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday. "So that's why. It's not the DPRK but the USA and Trump that makes trouble", Mr Han said. "All political, economic and military provocational schemes will be decisively disrupted by a superpowerful response from our army and people", the statement cited by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

Author: 0 US Secretary of State meets Vladimir Putin as tension deepens over Syria

It was stark evidence that the president is moving ever further from his campaign promises to establish better ties with Moscow . According to the AP, Lavrov accused the USA of launching an unlawful attack against Assad. Tillerson plans to meet Wednesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. "I think it is wonderful they abstained", he said. UK Ambassador to the UN Matthew Rycroft said after the vote that "regardless of the veto today, trust these words: We will hold the regime to ...

Author: 0 Russia-US ties at 'low point', but progress made at Moscow talks

Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. Please click the button below to manage your account. Thank you for reading and relying on for your news and information. Numerous Western powers, including the United States, blamed the government of Bashar al-Assad of the attack. Trump, meanwhile, told Fox Business News that the USA had no plans to become more deeply involved in Syria and only did so because of last week's deadly chemical weapons attack ...

Global Media Ex-Oklahoma DB Parrish Cobb arrested for armed robbery again
Author: 0 Ex-Oklahoma DB Parrish Cobb arrested for armed robbery again

Cobb was arrested on complaints of robbery with a risky weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and conspiracy to commit a felony. Five minutes later, the same two subjects ran back to auto and left the parking lot. The officer spotted a box for a semi-automatic BB gun pistol in the back seat of the auto and search warrants were secured for both vehicles.

Author: 0 MOAB Was Right Weapon For Right Target: US Commander

The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that several IS caves and ammunition caches were destroyed by the giant bomb, which terrified villagers on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border with its "earsplitting blast". The show of force was a signal to U.S. enemies including Syria, North Korea and Iran that the White House is prepared to take actions from which previous administrations refrained.

Global Media Misdirected US strike killed 18 allied fighters in Syria
Author: 0 Misdirected US strike killed 18 allied fighters in Syria

In the last month, the USA military has opened three investigations into whether it was responsible for the deaths of almost 300 Syrian and Iraqi civilians in three separate airstrikes. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 25 SDF fighters were killed in the last two days of battle. In response, coalition forces said they routinely strike ISIS targets in the area and would review reports of civilian casualties.

Author: 0 Trump claims North Korea 'problem' to be 'taken care of'

This item corrects spelling of Guo. North Korea's vice foreign minister says President Donald Trump's policy toward the country is more "vicious and aggressive" than President Barack Obama's. He cited not only the US-South Korean wargames and the deployment of the aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, but also a tweet Mr Trump posted on Tuesday in which he said the North is "looking for trouble".

Author: 0 US bombing of IS in Afghanistan 'killed dozens'

Better known as the "mother of all bombs," the weapon is officially known as the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB). "We had persistent surveillance over the area before, during and after the operation, and now we have Afghan and USA forces on the site, and see no evidence of civilian casualties", Nicholson said.

Author: 0 Iranian President Rouhani registers to run in May for a second term

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani applied on Friday for candidacy for the May 19 presidential elections, Iranian Tasnim news agency reports. Many hard-liners in Iran seek a tough-talking candidate to rally around who can stand up to US President Donald Trump.

Author: 0 Satellite photos show North Korean nuclear site 'primed and ready'

About 200 reporters are in Pyongyang to cover the event, including journalists from the USA and Japan. "There is a possibility that North Korea is already capable of shooting missiles with sarin as warheads", Abe told a parliamentary panel on national security and diplomacy.

Author: 0 'Conflict could break out at any moment' over N. Korea: China

Any US strike on North Korea could prompt retaliation against allies or US forces in South Korea or Japan. "We've got a powerful nuclear deterrent already in our hands, and we certainly will not keep our arms crossed" in the face of a USA pre-emptive strike, he said.

Author: 0 GOP congressman says Spicer 'needs to go' after Hitler comments

Trump has been slammed Thursday for flip-flopping on a number of positions. "For adults that have broken our immigration laws but haven't broken our other laws, let them come out of the shadows", he said. Assad, he "mistakenly made an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which there is no comparison". Hitler and the Nazis used gas chambers to massacre millions of Jews, even though he did not use any chemical weapons on the battlefield.

Author: 0 Europa League Match Betting: Anderlecht vs Manchester United

It's too comfortable. It was nearly too easy at times and we got sloppy and lost possession. The defenders did the serious work but the people who had to kill the game didn't. "We have to kill matches", said Mourinho. Captain Davy Klaassen scored both goals, the first from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute and the second in the early stages of the second half.

Global Media US air strike kills at least 36 Islamic State terrorists in Afghanistan
Author: 0 US air strike kills at least 36 Islamic State terrorists in Afghanistan

Also known as the "Mother of All Bombs", the GBU-43 was dropped from an MC-130 aircraft in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, close to the border with Pakistan, Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said. This is the first time a massive ordnance air blast weapon has been used in the battlefield, according to the US officials. Congresswoman Barbara Lee said the unprecedented use of a MOAB, which is considered the 'Mother of All Bombs, ' marks a new front in the nearly 16 year war in Afghanistan.

Global Media Klopp questions decision to make Dortmund play so soon after attack
Author: 0 Klopp questions decision to make Dortmund play so soon after attack

A decision made in Switzerland that concerns us directly? We will not forget it. "Today feels the worst", Tuchel said Thursday. Tuchel said the players must find a way to go on again on Saturday for Eintracht's visit in the Bundesliga. "This is the first day to really process it. Wednesday was like walking through a cloud". The explosions shattered windows on the bus and hospitalised a policeman and Spanish defender Marc Bartra, who suffered a broken bone in his wrist.

Global Media US 'mother of all bombs' kills 36 militants
Author: 0 US 'mother of all bombs' kills 36 militants

Earlier this week, the USA -led coalition killed 18 allied fighters in a misdirected airstrike in Syria. According to U.S. Forces Afghanistan, the bomb was dropped at 7:32 p.m. The bomb is also known as the Mother of All Bombs. The Pentagon has released footage of the moment the biggest non-nuclear bomb to be dropped in combat hit Afghanistan.

Author: 0 Former South African President, Mbeki Calls On MPs To Vote Against Zuma

Protester Ntshebele Baphela, 35, a supporter of Malema's far-left Economic Freedom Fighters party, said the long-ruling African National Congress, the party Zuma leads, is his true target. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said that violence during the National Day of Action would not be tolerated. "He (Mr Zuma) is facing more than 700 corruption charges, but he has survived a rape trial and a number of no confidence votes in parliament".

Author: 0 Ouster of al-Assad is a priority of US - Trump's US envoy

Speaking during an emergency Security Council session, Haley said the United States was prepared to take further action in Syria but hoped it wouldn't be necessary. He thought he could get away with it because he knew Russian Federation had his back. At the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley had tough words criticizing both Russian Federation and Iran for their actions and their failure to stop the Assad regime from killing Syrian civilians.

Author: 0 Federal marijuana legislation needs more details, pot producers say

If adopted as planned, the new federal rules would allow the production, sale, and possession of cannabis by all adults 18 years and older. "This piece of legislation puts the Canadian family at risk, " said Pamela McColl of Smart Approaches to Marijuana Canada, an antilegalization group.

Global Media Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Registers as Foreign Agent
Author: 0 Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Registers as Foreign Agent

Manafort also faces inquiries under congressional and FBI investigations into whether anyone connected with the Trump campaign colluded with Russian government hackers who tried to sway the 2016 presidential election. Ukrainian investigators called it evidence of off-the-books payments from a pro-Russia political party. Regardless, according to the Associated Press , Manafort is considering registering as a foreign agent.

Author: 0 North Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it

Notably, NBC is talking to intelligence officials, while other reporters are citing defense and administration officials. Tensions are deepening as the USA has sent an aircraft carrier to waters off the peninsula. Trump's missile barrage on Syria last week and decision to drop the largest non-nuclear bomb ever deployed in combat on Afghanistan Thursday revealed his willingness to shake up strategy and conveyed an implicit warning that he is not afraid to use force.

Author: 0 Russia, US 'agree' no repeat Syria strike

Last week's poison gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the rebel-held province of Idlib near the Turkish border was the most lethal since a sarin attack on August 21, 2013 killed hundreds in a rebel-controlled suburb of the capital Damascus.

Author: 0 Tillerson Says Relations With Russia Have Reached a 'Low Point'

Still, Lavrov sought to put a positive spin on the talks with Tillerson, saying they helped improve mutual understanding. On Wednesday, Putin and Trump traded barbs over the Kremlin's continued support for Assad. But even if there is a definitive finding of Russian complicity, it's not clear the Pentagon or the White House would make that information public, a senior United States official said.

Global Media Korean official blames Trump for region's 'vicious cycle'
Author: 0 Korean official blames Trump for region's 'vicious cycle'

The Trump administration is considering economic sanctions and military options if North Korea goes forward with a ballistic missile or nuclear test, USA officials said Thursday. Wang warned that history would hold any instigator to account. Whatever the reason, experts say, the flow of products through China has allowed North Korea's missile engineers to achieve progress that would otherwise be hard for an impoverished regime that is cut off from the West and lacks a sophisticated ...

Author: 0 USA 'mother of all bombs' killed 36 ISIS militants in Afghanistan

Described by the US Air Force as its "largest non-nuclear conventional weapon", the 9,840 kg Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) - also dubbed the Mother of All Bombs - is packed with 11 tons of high explosives. The US Air Force's big air blast bombs and its heavy bunker busters trace their origins back to "earthquake bombs" of World War Two designed by the British.

Global Media North Korea shows activity at nuclear site
Author: 0 North Korea shows activity at nuclear site

Lee was referring to North Korea's signature "byongjin policy" of pursuing nuclear weapons in tandem with economic growth. "A nuclear test is something that our supreme headquarters decide". "We are trying to communicate our level of concern and the existence of many military options to dissuade the North first". Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin later tweeted that senior defense sources told her the NBC report was "wildly wrong".

Author: 0 Canadian National Vimy Memorial highlights

In the wee hours of April 9, 1917 - Easter Monday - more than 20,000 Canadians who'd spent the night crouching in the mud and rainy cold finally left their trenches to advance on the ridge known as Vimy. Prince William and his brother Harry laid boots on the memorial in memory of the fallen soldiers. He said: "It's what we do when we condemn chemical massacres committed by a criminal regime".

Global Media Tillerson leaves press pool behind to meet Putin
Author: 0 Tillerson leaves press pool behind to meet Putin

The meeting comes on the same day a story on the front page of The New York Times reported that the accusing Russian Federation of covering up the Syrian regime's use of sarin gas, a charge Russian Federation denies. Still, Tillerson sought to stress the positives from his meetings. The AP also reported that Lavrov said Russian Federation was looking to understand U.S.

Author: 0 More than 600 register for presidential race

Responding to the Leader's advice, Ahmadinejad said that he had no intention or plan to run for president, just to express full support for the candidacy of his protege Hamid Baghaei five months later. Mr. Ahmadinejad's defiant return to the race shows the growing significance of hard-line politics in a charged region. Internationally, this move is seen as mutiny against Khamenei.

Author: 0 Trump Says US-Russia Relations May Have Hit 'All-Time Low'

The first visit to Moscow by a senior Trump administration official took place amid heightened tensions after the US accused the Assad government of a chemical-weapons attack in Idlib province and said Russian Federation was covering up the atrocity.

Author: 0 U.S. says chemical weapons attack in Syria was 'war crime'

But Lavrov gave no ground on the Russian claim that the sarin gas assault was either a provocation by Syrian rebels or was triggered when Syrian warplanes struck a rebel munitions depot holding sarin gas. Even Trump himself sounded less convinced of the prospects for improved relations between Washington and the Kremlin. The interview comes as the US military says a misdirected airstrike this week killed 18 allied fighters battling the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

Global Media F1: Jenson Button replaces Fernando Alonso at Monaco GP
Author: 0 F1: Jenson Button replaces Fernando Alonso at Monaco GP

McLaren's appearance in the Indy 500 will be their first for 38 years. Still some conversations about the possibility of testing the simulator either in Italy or Indianapolis, together also with some seat fitting that is required in Indianapolis in Andretti's factory, and there's some talk about testing the vehicle before free practice.

Author: 0 Assad: Chemical Attack Was '100 Percent Fabrication ... Were They Dead At All?'

The fallout from Assad's chemical attack last week and the US airstrikes that Trump ordered in response have plunged the United States and Russian Federation into tensions rarely seen since the Cold War. "Putin is the leader of Russian Federation". Russian Federation is a major ally of Assad, with troops stationed in the country, and the USA has suggested Russian Federation may have known about the chemical attack in advance.

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