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Author: 0 Russian Federation won't 'shield anyone' in chemical probe

Defense Secretary James Mattis is promising that despite growing tensions between the USA and Russian Federation, the relationship will not "spiral out of control". More than 80 people were killed in what the U.S. has described as a nerve gas attack that Assad's forces undoubtedly carried out. When Lavrov and Tillerson met, the two exchanged their ideas on their vision for a future Syria and found it looks pretty similar - the differences are on how to get there, a State Department official ...

Author: 0 North Korea Displays New Missiles As US Carrier Group Approaches

CNN's Will Ripley in Pyongyang , North Korea, reported there was no immediate confirmation from North Korean state media about the launch. Trump has sent an aircraft carrier to the waters off the Korean Peninsula. In 2012, North Korea unveiled long-range missiles that some arms analysts dismissed as fake. Speaking just before the parade, Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies said he was looking out for "the possibility of a new ICBM", adding, "there may ...

Global Media Arkansas inmates scheduled for execution ask court to review
Author: 0 Arkansas inmates scheduled for execution ask court to review

A spokesperson for Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she is pleased the drug maker has requested to vacate Friday's temporary restraining order. Rutledge filed an emergency motion with the Arkansas Supreme Court on Saturday, saying the stay put on Ward's execution was "without merit". The six prisoners still facing execution - Davis, Stacey Johnson, Ledell Lee, Jack Jones Jr., Marcel Williams and Kenneth Williams - likely learned about the reprieves from the televisions in their ...

Author: 0 Historic Referendum In Turkey Grants More Power to President

Supporters are streaming into the governing AK party's headquarters here in Ankara , auto horns and campaign songs blaring - they are convinced the "Yes" side has won and that President Erdogan now has a mandate for the biggest political reform in Turkey's modern history.

Global Media Egypt imposes 3-month emergency after twin bombings by ISIS
Author: 0 Egypt imposes 3-month emergency after twin bombings by ISIS

The blasts came weeks before an expected visit by Pope Francis meant to show support for the country's Christians, who make up about 10% of Egypt's population and have long complained of being vulnerable and marginalised. "The state of emergency allows both the armed forces and the police to execute those procedures necessary to combat the threats of terrorism and its financing, maintain security around the country and protect public and private property, as well as preserving the lives of ...

Author: 0 Turkey set to hand Erdogan sweeping presidential powers

That extra support, which probably added an additional several percentage points to the support rate, is considered to have determined the narrow result of the referendum. Surprisingly, Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir - the country's three major cities - voted "no". The official Anadolu news agency reported that military helicopters flew ballots and elections officers to some districts of Diyarbakir due to security reasons.

Global Media Border wall won't span sea to sea
Author: 0 Border wall won't span sea to sea

Two former Bush-era border enforcement officers testified to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on April 4 that creating physical barriers between the USA and Mexico have been an "integral part" of keeping crime, drugs and unauthorized immigrants out of America .

Global Media U.S. 'Era Of Patience' With North Korea Is Over - VP Pence
Author: 0 U.S. 'Era Of Patience' With North Korea Is Over - VP Pence

Pence arrived at military base Camp Bonifas in South Korea, located next to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, according to a White House pool report on Monday. "North Korea is just trying to gain more attention and gain more leverage", he said. Pence is in Seoul for talks on curbing the North's weapons programmes.

Global Media French Presidential election: Emmanuel Macron cements place as frontrunner after fiery debate
Author: 0 French Presidential election: Emmanuel Macron cements place as frontrunner after fiery debate

He has resisted calls to step down and hit out a "conspiracy" against him but shows no sign of recovering in the polls as the scandal over thousands of euros of public money paid to his wife, son and daughter continues. The Canard Enchaine satirical newspaper said a preliminary investigation by the prosecutor in Lille focused on David Rachline, campaign director for party leader Marine Le Pen , a leading candidate in the presidential election.

Global Media South Africa's Zuma says not stressed by opposition marches
Author: 0 South Africa's Zuma says not stressed by opposition marches

Thousands of people took to the streets after he sacked the finance minister. He urged South Africans to work together to find solutions following the recent sovereign credit downgrades. These include Madiba, Lillian Ngoyi, Sisulu, Du Toit, Nelson Mandela Drive, Edmond, Hamilton and Thabo Sehume. There has been no confirmation of whether or not an official will accept the memorandum of demands from those marching to the Union Buildings.

Author: 0 United Airlines changes policy following backlash over violently dragging off man

This policy came under fire nearly a week ago after a passenger was taken from his seat and dragged off a flight that was getting ready to leave Chicago O'Hare International Airport and travel to Louisville, Kentucky. Chief executive Oscar Munoz initially called Dr Dao "disruptive" and "belligerent" and apologised only for the need to "re-accommodate" him, but later struck a more contrite tone in a nationally televised interview.

Author: 0 Pence addresses troops on N. Korea 'provocation'

The report included no further details on the call between State Councilor Yang and Tillerson. Japan's foreign minister says his country needs to remain on alert over North Korea even after this weekend's celebrations. Apparently timed to coincide with the parade and the arrival of a U.S. Navy strike group in the region earlier in the week, the missile "blew up nearly immediately" after launch , according to U.S.

Global Media Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
Author: 0 Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Supreme Court on Friday, filling a seat that has been vacant for over a year since the death of Antonin Scalia. After assembling the pledges of 41 Senate Democrats to iniate the first partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sought to prevent a vote of the full Senate.

Author: 0 Tensions build up between US, Russia over Syria strikes

They still have innumerable rebel groups to subdue, and they find themselves in a league of super villains with Hizbollah and Assad. Johnson was widely criticized for failing to get the G7 to back his bid for new sanctions against senior Russian and Syrian figures following the chemical weapons attack in Syria's Idlib province that killed dozens and caused an worldwide outcry.

Author: 0 IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

Notably, US-backed Iraqi forces are now battling ISIS militants in the western half of Mosul . "The Iraqi Security Forces continue their advance but it's very, very hard and it's just going to remain so for awhile", Dorrian added. The self-styled Islamic State terrorist group now controls less than 7% of Iraq, down from the 40% it held almost three years ago, a military spokesman said on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Left-Wing Candidate Heading for Victory in Ecuador Election

Lasso has demanded a recount and urged his supporters to remain firm so that the popular will is respected. Socialist Lenin Moreno declared himself the "president of all Ecuadorans" yesterday after a runoff election win that will extend a decade of leftist rule, but his conservative rival refused to accept the result.

Author: 0 Jazz lose Gobert early in playoff opener

It was widely assumed that the game had quickly changed in favor of the Clippers when Jazz center Rudy Gobert went down early in the first quarter with what has turned out to be a hyperextended and bruised left knee, and didn't return. "All three of the vets that we added this year have been instrumental to our success", said Hayward. "So we're going to have to change our approach".

Global Media Trump Adviser To Register After Lobbying For Pro-Russia Ukrainian Leader
Author: 0 Trump Adviser To Register After Lobbying For Pro-Russia Ukrainian Leader

For almost a decade, Manafort advised Yanukovych, who was elected president in 2010 but fled to Moscow four years later after demonstrations demanding his ouster. Investigators in Ukraine found handwritten a ledger with dollar amounts and dates next to the Manfort's name in August, when he was still Trump's campaign chairman, The Associated Press reported .

Author: 0 AL Planned Parenthood won't be affected by withholding of federal funds

As Julie Rovner notes for our Shots blog , Planned Parenthood obtains about $60 million annually from Title X, and in the group's most recent annual report , its affiliates received $553.7 million total from federal, state and local governments - or, about half its total funding.

Author: 0 Assange appears safe from eviction, taunts Ecuador poll loser

Ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno is repeating his claims of victory and angrily denouncing as misleading a poll showing his opponent winning. Moreno's triumph was a relief for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after former banker Guillermo Lasso had vowed to remove him from Ecuador's embassy in London if he won the runoff.

Global Media 'A Single DUI' Could Now Spark Deportation: Homeland Security Secretary
Author: 0 'A Single DUI' Could Now Spark Deportation: Homeland Security Secretary

Kelly acknowledged the possibility of hiring as many as 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees and thousands more border patrol agents but said the bolstered effort is a "law enforcement force". It's a hugely complex series of laws and I get an terrible - I engage the hill quite a bit. You say it's on Congress, but there is others that say if you just enforce the law on the books.

Author: 0 Iran's Rouhani reaffirms support for Assad in call

President Donald Trump on Saturday praised the USA military for carrying out the missile attack on a Syrian airfield and struck back at mounting questions over whether it would help achieve a momentum shift in Syria's bloody civil war. On Oct. 26, 2016, he told Reuters , "What we should do is focus on ISIS". Secondly, we don't see a peaceful Syria with Assad in there. Fresh airstrikes struck a town in Syria, which was hit by a chemical attack on Tuesday, according to Syrian activists.

Author: 0 President Erdogan Claims Victory in Turkey Referendum

But Erdogan, who served as prime minister and then president, also became feared and hated by many who saw him as an increasingly autocratic leader seeking to erode the country's secular traditions by imposing his conservative, religious views.

Global Media Singer Sonu Nigam Is Trending For THIS Reason!
Author: 0 Singer Sonu Nigam Is Trending For THIS Reason!

Famous Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam has questioned the use of loudspeakers in religious institutions like mosques for performing " azaan ". Sonu's tweets generated mixed responses on the microblogging site, with some questioning his "intentions" while other users praised the singer for raising an "important" question.

Global Media 1 killed by unidentified gunmen in Kashmir
Author: 0 1 killed by unidentified gunmen in Kashmir

Clashes broke in Srinagar, today, when more than one thousand students of SP College and government-run Higher Secondary School assembled in the college premises. Three critically injured persons have been referred to Srinagar . Call for the protests was given by the Kashmir University Students Union. Students of colleges of Pulwama and Shopian in south Kashmir and Srinagar's Amar Singh College and Women's College M.A.

Global Media Trump Says It's Unlikely Russia Was Unaware of Syria Gas Attack
Author: 0 Trump Says It's Unlikely Russia Was Unaware of Syria Gas Attack

Russian Federation has blocked a Western-led effort at the UN Security Council to both condemn the chemical attack in Syria, and push Moscow's ally President Bashar al-Assad to cooperate with worldwide inquiries into the incident. When Lavrov and Tillerson met, the two exchanged their ideas on their vision for a future Syria and found it looks pretty similar - the differences are on how to get there, a State Department official told NBC News.

Author: 0 North Korea attempts but fails to launch missile - South Korea

The vice president said "all options are on the table" over North Korea's military threats, including Sunday's failed missile launch. "Your willingness to step forward, to serve, to stand firm without fear inspires our nation and inspires the world".

Author: 0 South Korea prosecutors charge ousted leader Park and Lotte chief with bribery

Park is accused of abuse of power, coercion, bribery and leaking government secrets, prosecutors said. In addition to allegations that Park colluded with her friend Choi Soon-sil in coercing conglomerates to donate 77.4 billion won ($68 million) to two non-profit foundations - Mir and K-Sports, the former leader is also accused of soliciting bribes from Lotte and SK groups.

Author: 0 Egypt Coptic Church cuts back Easter celebrations after attacks

Egyptian churches, in the southern city of Minya, say they will not hold Easter celebrations on Saturday in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed in twin bombings of churches in two cities during Palm Sunday ceremonies. A security source said agents would be dispersed ahead of Sunday's prayers and a special unit was formed to receive reports about suspicious individuals in the vicinity of churches.

Global Media Egypt declares state of emergency after ISIS bombing kills 44
Author: 0 Egypt declares state of emergency after ISIS bombing kills 44

Not long afterward, a suicide bomber attacked outside St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria, according to state news outlets. Following the attacks, Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency. The pope had voiced his condolences for the victims on Sunday: "May the Lord convert the heart of those who sow terror, violence and death and also the heart of those who make weapons and trade in them", he said.

Author: 0 North Korean medium-range missile test fails, United States says

But he will no doubt address worries in Washington that any new government may slow-walk the deployment of THAAD - a system created to shoot down missiles from North Korea or elsewhere. After a two-month policy review, officials settled on a policy dubbed "maximum pressure and engagement", USA officials said Friday. China banned imports of North Korean coal on February 26, cutting off its most important export.

Author: 0 U.S. working on "range of options" against North Korea: McMaster

McMaster said President Donald Trump has asked the National Security Council to integrate the efforts of the Department of Defence, State, and intelligence agencies, so that they can provide options and have them ready for him if this pattern of "destabilising" behaviour continues.

Global Media A Woman in the White House: The Influence of Ivanka Trump
Author: 0 A Woman in the White House: The Influence of Ivanka Trump

Another involves Chad Wolf, who spent the past several years lobbying to secure funding for the Transportation Security Administration to spend millions of dollars on a new carry-on luggage screening device. Barron will be the first son of a president to live in the White House in more than 50 years, since John F. Kennedy Jr. arrived as a toddler in 1961.

Global Media President Erdogan hails win in Turkey referendum
Author: 0 President Erdogan hails win in Turkey referendum

Mr Erdogan claimed victory in a speech in Istanbul. People protest against the results of the referendum in Istanbul, Turkey April 16, 2017. The pro-Kurdish opposition party, which also opposed the constitutional changes, said it plans to object to two-thirds of the ballots.

Author: 0 Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

Issuing a message for Easter he added that love, the gift of God dawns upon humanity through Easter. Chester said, "The belief that God through the biblical recordings gave his son Jesus Christ to die for all of humanity, so we celebrate as Christians the death burial and today the resurrection through God's all mighty power raised his son Jesus from the dead".

Global Media Pochettino cranks up Chelsea pressure in title race
Author: 0 Pochettino cranks up Chelsea pressure in title race

It was Mousa Dembele who opened the scoring in the 16th minute after firing home from a corner before Son Heung-min doubled Spurs' lead shortly afterwards, driving through Artur Boruc's legs after a flick on from Kane. Chelsea and Tottenham take a break from Premier League action next time out, as they meet at Wembley in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. If we win next week it might put more doubt in their minds regarding the Premier League .

Author: 0 Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike

This hunger strike forms an integral part of the Palestinian strategy of nonviolent resistance. Barghouti is now serving five life sentences for his role in numerous deadly terror attacks carried out against Israeli civilians during the Second Intifada.

Global Media Iran's President Rouhani: 'Iran will ask no soul's permission to build missiles'
Author: 0 Iran's President Rouhani: 'Iran will ask no soul's permission to build missiles'

That gives gadflies and publicity seekers the chance to smile and wave to gathered journalists. The last similar turnout was Iran's 2005 election, which saw more than 1,000 register. The council controls elections and must approve all laws passed by parliament. The council, which is made up of clerics and Islamic jurists, normally disqualifies dissidents, women, and many reformists.

Author: 0 Vincent Kompany on target as Manchester City beat lightweight Southampton

There is, however, a possibility that Guardiola could secure some silverware in his first campaign at the club in the form of the FA Cup , with a semi-final clash against Arsenal to come next week. Guardiola believes his team fell due to their game management. "He wins duels, finds the space to play the ball through and hopefully, he can stay fit for us for the remainder of the season".

Global Media Police searching for suspect in Ohio club shooting
Author: 0 Police searching for suspect in Ohio club shooting

They say five females and four males were shot, with wounds ranging from minor to life-threatening. Authorities said that so far, victims said that either they did not see anything, or did not want to cooperate with investigators. "She's the reason that this is about to happen to you", he said as the older man tried to shield himself with a shopping bag. In the OH city of Cincinnati, authorities said a dispute escalated into a gun battle early Sunday, March 26, inside the Cameo club.

Author: 0 Narendra Modi, Australia PM Turnbull take metro ride to Akshardham temple

Australia's Education Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham, and Vice Chancellors from the Group of Eight, Australia's highest ranked universities, accompanied the Aussie prime minister in his visit to India . Energy was a strong focus of Turnbull's speech, in a visit that sought to put in motion a possible free-trade agreement with India, the ABC reported .

Author: 0 Afghantistan :Number of IS militants killed in U.S. bombing mounts to 90

Afghan troops take part in an operation against Islamic State militants in Nangarhar province a day after the USA military struck the area with its largest nonnuclear bomb. "Fortunately there is no report of civilians being killed in the attack", Khogyani said. He said a clearance operation to assess the site of the attack was continuing.

Global Media McCutchen's 3-run HR helps Pirates beat Cubs
Author: 0 McCutchen's 3-run HR helps Pirates beat Cubs

It was big for us to get these three wins", Frazier said. Pittsburgh has won two straight against the Cubs after going 4-14 against Chicago last season, including 1-8 at Wrigley Field. Hurdle said Cole has been getting better each time out. "The changeup and curveball were difference makers". We're part of that, and good or bad, this is what we love to do.

Author: 0 Leftist Lenin Moreno claims victory in Ecuador presidential race

Lasso has benefited from ongoing corruption allegations related to bribes Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht paid to officials in Correa's government and a $12 million contracting scandal at state-run PetroEcuador, but analysts say he has not connected with lower-income voters.

Author: 0 Russian Federation warns of serious consequences from US Syria strike

Tehran is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's main regional ally. Haley was harsher on CNN's "State of the Union". It was Trump's most presidential moment so far; the first time he had marshalled the might of the U.S. "I find it very disappointing but - sadly, I have to tell you - not all that surprising". The Kremlin also issued a statement Sunday on Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's discussion of the situation in Syria by phone.

Global Media Australia through to the Singapore Sevens Quarter-Finals
Author: 0 Australia through to the Singapore Sevens Quarter-Finals

Charlie Taylor scored the opening try with sheer pace and determination to outrun the opposition. Fiji will play the United States in tomorrow's quarter-finals, while Australia are set for a mouthwatering battle with South Africa, the current Series leaders who suffered a surprise 17-12 reverse at the hands of England, winners of Pool C.

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