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Author: 0 Cyclone Cook: New Zealand evacuates all the locals established on the Coast

Sunniest weather today will be in the east of the North Island which just 12 hours ago was hit by gales, heavy rain and powercuts as the centre of Cook tracked by. Residents in the low-lying parts of the Coromandel and the Tauranga area had been told to leave immediately, with civil defence shelters set up for those who had evacuated.

Author: 0 France's Le Pen turns far-right party into contender for power

French prosecutors have asked the European parliament to lift the immunity of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen over an inquiry into alleged fake parliamentary jobs, legal sources said on April 14, 2017. The parliamentary salary probe is one of multiple investigations involving Le Pen or her party, though none is expected to come to trial before the French presidential election.

Author: 0 Trump allowing states to block some Planned Parenthood money

The Obama administration moved late previous year to stop the states, enacting a regulation that prohibited states from considering abortion in doling out federal family planning grant money. "Nor should they be forced to foot the bill for an organization like Planned Parenthood that has displayed such blatant disregard for human life". It's the latest Obama regulation that Trump has overturned.

Author: 0 House Democrats Seek Suspension of Kushner Security Clearance

Security clearance can provide access to classified government information and secure communications technology, as well as knowledge to White House-related travel schedules. Kushner's lawyer has argued that the White House senior adviser's failure to disclose the meetings were inadvertent and that Kushner would provide additional details to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Author: 0 Trudeau Says Vimy Ridge Symbolizes Peace On Centennial Of Battle

Sunday's ceremony at the downtown cenotaph was one of hundreds held throughout the country. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , left, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Prince Harry, right, stand during the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge at the WWI Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, France, Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Author: 0 FBI Was Investigating Trump Advisers; Now There's a Name

Page is one of at least four former Trump campaign advisers who are said to be at the center of the FBI's investigation. And the White House has repeatedly attempted to focus attention on Trump's widely rebutted allegations of illegal surveillance of Trump Tower, or claims of politically motivated "unmasking" of the names of Trump allies in intelligence documents.

Global Media North Korea 'ready for nuclear attack'
Author: 0 North Korea 'ready for nuclear attack'

The United States a few days ago dispatched what Trump called an "armada" of ships in a show of force, including an aircraft carrier, into waters off the peninsula amid fears that North Korea was preparing another round of nuclear or missile tests .

Author: 0 More details needed, pot producers say

Though some find the bill drastic, a government news release promises a "strict legal framework for the production, sale, distribution and possession of marijuana". The legislation must still be approved by Parliament but with Trudeau's Liberal party holding a majority its passage in considered assured. Restrictions would be put in place to limit young people's exposure and to reduce the risk of impaired driving.

Global Media Saturn's moon Enceladus may support alien life
Author: 0 Saturn's moon Enceladus may support alien life

The detection of hydrogen gas in the plumes of Enceladus is suggestive that like Earth, hydrogen is pouring into the Moon's subsurface ocean from hydrothermal activity on the seafloor. The findings were announced along with observations by the Hubble Space Telescope of another, much older moon - evidence of plumes spraying out of the surface of Jupiter's Europa.

Author: 0 Neil Gorsuch sworn into US Supreme Court

It paid off when Trump won the presidential election and put forward Gorsuch instead, but the long-term consequences for democracy are unknown. "Spring is really the ideal backdrop for this joyful gathering of friends, because, together, we are in a process of reviewing and renewing, and also rebuilding, our country", he declared from the lectern.

Author: 0 US Treasury says China does not manipulate its currency

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer later explained that " NATO is evolving toward the president's position" - vs. the other way around. Economy is in increasingly good health and Wall Street has hit successive records that were boosted by president's promises of cutting taxes, spending on infrastructure and slashing regulations.

Global Media Atletico and Leicester both relatively satisfied with result
Author: 0 Atletico and Leicester both relatively satisfied with result

After the game , Leicester chose to remain in Madrid instead of flying back to England immediately after the game . Manager Craig Shakespeare , who replaced the sacked Claudio Ranieri in February, made a tactical change to ensure the Atletico forward became nearly ineffective.

Author: 0 Asian shares, won move south on worries over North Korea

He maintained that Pyongyang is rapidly improving its nuclear and missile technology, urging the worldwide community "to stay united and make a drastic change in the way North Korea moves towards a unsafe road". Regarding Beijing's role in pressuring North Korea , Yun quoted Chinese top nuclear envoy Wu Dawei as saying that the USA and Chinese presidents held deep and comprehensive discussions on the North Korean nuclear problem in their summit last week.

Author: 0 Russia Criticises Watchdog For Unfair Review Of Chemical Attacks Site

Before travelling to Moscow for talks with his Russian and Syrian counterparts, Zarif criticised Washington's unilateral move and reiterated his call for an impartial global investigation into the attack, Efe news reported. The Trump administration had previously appeared open to working with Assad and Syria to prioritize the fight against terrorism, but President Trump said he was moved to take action by photos of children suffering and dying in the chemical attack.

Author: 0 Syria chemical attack allegation 'credible': OPCW

Assad said Syria would only allow an "impartial" investigation into the poison gas incident. "We believe it is highly likely that the attack was carried out by the Assad regime", May said in a televised statement. "They fabricated the whole story in order to have a pretext for the attack", he said, referring to the U.S. missile strike. However, independent bodies are already investigating.

Author: 0 Residents, fighters evacuate from four besieged Syria towns

Madaya and Zabadani are the latest in a constellation of towns once held by the opposition around Damascus to return to government rule. Critics have denounced the deal as forced displacement, and the not supervising the evacuations.

Author: 0 In Confirming Kushner Trip to Iraq, White House Breached Protocol

He botched his first foray into Middle East diplomacy before Trump even stepped into office after lobbying Britain to scuttle a United Nations vote on denouncing Israeli settlements, behind the back of sitting U.S. "In the wake of operations in Mosul, clearly, the Sunnis that live in the region are going to want to ensure the issues are addressed properly, and I don't know if they want to be liberated from ISIS only to then, by their perception, ...

Global Media Stockholm Truck Attacker Identified as Reported ISIS Sympathizer, Denied Residency in Sweden
Author: 0 Stockholm Truck Attacker Identified as Reported ISIS Sympathizer, Denied Residency in Sweden

A Briton , a Belgian and two Swedes were killed in the truck attack on Friday. The AftonBladet newspaper reported that the 39-year-old Uzbekistan citizen was scheduled for deportation. Sweden has stepped up its security, with approximately 100 police officers deployed from across the country to assist in Stockholm . On Friday, a beer truck plowed into a department store in Stockholm .

Author: 0 Dylann Roof Pleads Guilty to State Murder Charges

If the federal death sentence is overturned, the plea ensures Roof would spend the rest of his life in prison. During the federal trial, prosecutors said he was attempting to start a race war with the church massacre, and they played both his videotaped confession and presented as evidence Roof's jailhouse journal.

Global Media Trump picks critic to lead Ex-Im Bank he once opposed
Author: 0 Trump picks critic to lead Ex-Im Bank he once opposed

I will tell you what, I was very much opposed to Ex-Im Bank, because I said what do we need that for IBM and for General Electric and all these - it turns out that, first of all lots of small companies will really be helped, the vendor companies, but also maybe more importantly, other countries give it.

Author: 0 Trump, Xi talked Syria strike over 'beautiful' chocolate cake

We're now having dessert . When prodded about whether it was "before or after desert", Trump said, "I will tell you only because you've treated me so good for so long, I have to tell you right?" President Trump told Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo on April 12, that his order to send airstrikes against a Syrian airfield took place during dessert with Chinese President Xi at Mar-a-Lago, as Xi ate, "the most attractive piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen".

Global Media High-tech war kit can not prevent civilian deaths in Iraq
Author: 0 High-tech war kit can not prevent civilian deaths in Iraq

Ayad al Jumaili, believed to be the deputy of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, has been killed in an air strike, Iraqi State TV said on Saturday, citing Iraqi military intelligence. 'smart bombs, '" he said. The assessment does not include the March 17 strike against a building in Mosul in which scores, if not hundreds, of civilians were killed, according to Iraqi witnesses.

Global Media Donald Trump's plan to cut taxes is already running out of time
Author: 0 Donald Trump's plan to cut taxes is already running out of time

Like House Speaker Paul Ryan has said after the GOP's failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Mr. Trump does not have much of an interest in following artificial deadlines. President Donald Trump has abandoned his previous pledge to revamp the USA tax system and has reverted back to the planning stages. Health insurers and the healthcare industry as a whole have grown concerned about the individual market's stability at least in part because of the ongoing subsidy lawsuit, ...

Global Media Egypt under emergency rule after church attacks
Author: 0 Egypt under emergency rule after church attacks

A few moments after, a suicide attack outside St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria killed 18 civilians and four police officers. Sunday's attacks on churches in Tanta and Alexandria killed at least 48 people and left at least 90 injured.

Author: 0 Afghanistan: Massive US bomb kills 36 Islamic State fighters

The US Department of Defense posted a video of the strike on Twitter with the caption: "A MOAB bomb strikes Isis cave and tunnel systems in eastern Afghanistan". After dropping the Mother Of All Bombs in Afghanistan, Donald Trump is apparently planning his next move - a preemptive strike against North Korea - which leads to the following questions from people on social media, is World War Three upon us and should we start building bomb shelters? This bomb drop is said to have occurred in ...

Author: 0 Kishida, Tillerson meet on Syria conflict, N. Korea threat

Another result of the diplomatic wrangling: a surprising Chinese abstention on a United Nations resolution condemning a Syrian chemical weapons attack. "In terms of North Korea, we've been very clear that our objective is a denuclearized Korea peninsula", he said. He added however that Beijing had indicated a willingness to act on the issue.

Global Media Former president of South Korea is arrested, jailed
Author: 0 Former president of South Korea is arrested, jailed

Prosecutors had requested Park's arrest earlier this week over bribery and abuse of power charges during her tenure. Ms Park may be given a bigger cell than other inmates in a Seoul detention facility, but she would be subject to the same rules on everything from meals to room inspections, former prosecution and correctional officials have said.

Global Media Canada irked at Amarinder's 'Khalistani' tag on its ministers
Author: 0 Canada irked at Amarinder's 'Khalistani' tag on its ministers

He said people should be allowed to eat what they want. He was denied visa by the United States, but that did not make him bitter towards that country. The "outburst" against Sajjan, is Amarinder being "vindictive" towards NRIs living in Canada as they did not welcome him during his pre-poll visit to the country, he alleged.

Author: 0 NewsFix in Space: NASA announces possible life on another planet

The Cassini probe - a joint project of NASA, the European Space Agency and Italy's ASI space agency - will now undergo a course correction to enable it to study Saturn's rings before being plunged into the gas giant's atmosphere in September, ending its 13-year mission to explore the distant planet and its 62 known moons.

Author: 0 Trump Recalls Cake in Vivid Detail, Forgets What Country He Bombed

Charles Stevenson, acting associate director of the American Foreign Policy Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, cautions that Trump's very public negotiating strategy could backfire if he gets ahead of key USA allies in the region, South Korea and Japan.

Global Media UK updates driving test to include sat navs
Author: 0 UK updates driving test to include sat navs

Junior transport minister Andrew Jones said the changes are created to improve safety now that half of motorists use satellite navigation. It's hoped that the new driving test will help lower the number of accidents among young drivers, who now account for a fifth of the 2000 people killed on Britain's roads every year.

Author: 0 Russia's FM Lavrov Meets With Syria's Deputy Prime Minister

In Moscow , Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday that inspectors from the chemical-weapons watchdog should visit both Khan Sheikhoun and the Syrian air base, which the USA said served as a platform for the attack, to get a full and objective picture.

Author: 0 China seeks Russia's help to 'cool' North Korea situation

Tensions have risen in the past week after President Donald Trump's administration sent warships near North Korea and threatened to act alone if Kim's regime proceeds with a nuclear or ballistic missile test. Park, who had struggled to gain permission to send the balloons across the demilitarized zone during the administration of former President Park Geun-hye, is sending the package of anti-Kim material with a renewed goal: to spread word of the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ...

Author: 0 Out of 46 Major Editorials on Trump's Syria Strikes, Only One Opposed

We're nearly finished and I, what does he do, finish his dessert and go home", Trump asked rhetorically. President Xi was enjoying it. "I think he'd need the Congress's OK to go ahead and do it". "And he doesn't have the delivery systems yet, but he you know he will", he said. Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles SchumerTrump says he still wants to tackle healthcare before moving to tax reform McConnell: Supreme Court vacancy helped Trump win USA launches missile strike against ...

Global Media ISIS second-in-command reportedly killed in airstrike
Author: 0 ISIS second-in-command reportedly killed in airstrike

Ayad al-Jumaili, also known as Abu Yahya, was killed in an air strike targeting a meeting of ISIS leaders in al-Qaim, an area in western Anbar province, not far from the Iraq-Syria border, according to Brig. London-based NGO Airwars, which monitors civilian casualties of worldwide air strikes, said victims of coalition bombs in Iraq and Syria increased in March to a level comparable with "some of the worst periods of Russian activity in Syria".

Author: 0 Seven charges levelled against Jadhav in Pakistan

India on Monday made it clear to Pakistan that if Islamabad carried out the death sentence handed down to one of its nationals for alleged spying in Pakistan, then New Delhi would treat it as "a case of premeditated murder ". Pakistan's Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Police on Friday claimed to have arrested three suspected agents of India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) who were allegedly involved in anti-state activities, including the bombing of a police station in the town of Abbaspur ...

Author: 0 Ahmadinejad Is Back. Will He Really Run for President of Iran Again?

Ahmadinejad's surprise decision will likely upend an election many believed would be won by the incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, who negotiated the nuclear deal with world powers. He left behind a broken, destroyed country that suffered from problematic foreign relations and a deep economic crisis as the result of worldwide sanctions resulting from the nuclear program.

Author: 0 Trump's reversals come after crash course on the issues

U.S. President Donald Trump says Russian President Vladimir Putin is "backing a person that's truly an evil person" in supporting the Syrian government. In a single week, the administration has given Moscow and Beijing ultimatums on Syria and North Korea, along with threats to "go it alone" if they don't fall in line with US strategy.

Author: 0 Russia, US agree to investigate Syria chemical attack

Russian Federation blocked a Western effort at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to condemn the gas attack and push Moscow's ally Assad to cooperate with global inquiries into the incident. "Attempts to surreptitiously, without any inspections, adopt a Security Council resolution condemning the government are unfounded ". Ten countries voted in favour of the text, while Bolivia joined Russian Federation in voting no.

Global Media Egypt set for three-month state of emergency after church bombings
Author: 0 Egypt set for three-month state of emergency after church bombings

They are attacking us in our churches. At least 44 people have been killed in bomb attacks on two Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday that included the seat of the Coptic Pope. Aside the regular and increasing assaults against them in the restive Sinai Peninsula, the Christian community in December suffered another subside bombing attack in Cairo after an IS militant blew himself up at the St.

Author: 0 Iran, Russia, Hezbollah: US aggression in Syria crosses 'red lines'

But Ms Haley warned that the United States was prepared to "do more" if needed, leaving the door open for more military intervention as the global community awaits a response from President Assad and his allies. "But neither regime change nor a full-on, unauthorized war against Syria is what we should be doing", Kaine said. Meanwhile, U.N. envoy Nikki Haley said that ousting Assad is a priority for the US government.

Global Media Arkansas Supreme Court Halts Execution Of Bruce Ward
Author: 0 Arkansas Supreme Court Halts Execution Of Bruce Ward

An Arkansas circuit judge on Friday evening issued an order temporarily blocking the state from using one of its lethal injection drugs until further notice, throwing into question a series of executions scheduled to begin next week. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker is also considering the inmates' arguments that such a compressed schedule could lead to undue pain and suffering.

Global Media Easter activities include egg hunts, free movie
Author: 0 Easter activities include egg hunts, free movie

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Author: 0 Russia Vetoes UN Resolution On Suspected Chemical Attack In Syria

Al Jazeera's Rory Challands, reporting from Moscow , said Russia , Syria and Iran were likely concerned the Tomahawk missile barrage could signal deeper United States involvement in the Syrian conflict. "We both believe in a unified and stable Syria", Tillerson said . At the press conference, Syria's Muallem reiterated that his government no longer possesses chemical weapons and the destruction of its previous stockpiles had been confirmed by the OPCW.

Global Media Public to weigh in on consent decree Thursday
Author: 0 Public to weigh in on consent decree Thursday

Since 2009, according to The Washington Post , the department has opened 25 investigations into law enforcement agencies and enforced 14 consent decrees, among other agreements, in the wake of civil rights violations and corruption in police departments around the U.S.