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Author: 0 Korea's Lotte chairman charged in connection with corruption scandal

South Korean prosecutors on Monday indicted ex-President Park Geun-hye on high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. - 1998: After years of mostly avoiding the public eye, Park enters politics and wins a parliamentary seat amid public nostalgia for her father at a time when South Korea was being battered by the Asian financial crisis.

Author: 0 Pence calls US commitment to South Korea 'iron-clad'

The visit comes after a huge military parade during which North Korea showcased apparent intercontinental ballistic missiles, and as a USA carrier group converges on the Korean peninsula, ratcheting up tensions to their highest point in years.

Author: 0 Operation to reclaim Mosul displaces almost half a million

Iraqi forces on Sunday took control of the area surrounding a symbolically significant mosque in the northern city of Mosul after a surprise attack on the Islamic State extremist militia, a senior security official said . " The Daesh terrorist gangs tried to block the advance of our forces by using shells filled with toxic chemical material, but the effect was limited ", said an Iraqi military statement , calling ISIS by the Arabic acronym.

Author: 0 Pence warns North Korea 'era of strategic patience is over'

In Tokyo , Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking to a parliamentary session Monday, said: "Needless to say, diplomatic effort is important to maintain peace". On April 11, Trump tweeted that the U.S could solve the North Korean problem without China, saying the North was "looking for trouble". Plans to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system have been controversial in South Korea, with some anxious that it would make the South more of a target for North Korean ...

Author: 0 Turkey's main opposition calls for annulment of referendum

As CBS News correspondent Holly Williams reports, the constitutional changes would weaken Turkey's courts and its lawmakers, and place enormous authority in the hands of just one person: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said a return of the death penalty would be a "red line" in Turkey's EU membership bid. During the campaign, Erdogan repeatedly attacked European countries, including Germany and the Netherlands, accusing them of "Nazi-like" ...

Author: 0 Trump bashes tax protesters who want him to release his returns

Comedy writer Frank Lesser, whose tweet in January sparked the idea for the Tax March, said the participation in the nationwide marches proves that people want to see Trump's returns. Free speech is protected in the US Constitution, so no matter how much Trump complains on Twitter, a congressional investigation isn't happening. "We march because it is in the best interest of the American people to know what financial entanglements and conflicts of interest our leaders have".

Author: 0 PENCE WARNS NORTH KOREA: 'The era of strategic patience is over'

The US and allies have been locked in long-standing hostility with North Korea, as the latter remains technically at war with its neighbor to the South since a truce to the Korean War more than 60 years ago. US President Donald Trump talked tough on the country's resolve , tweeting: "Our military is building and is rapidly becoming stronger than ever before".

Global Media Referendum boosts power of Turkey prez
Author: 0 Referendum boosts power of Turkey prez

Major cities in Turkey, including Istanbul , Ankara and Izmir , all voted against the new system, and protests have begun in opposition to the new changes. Earlier Tezcan said any decision that changes Turkey's political system to such a vast extent should have been passed with an overwhelming endorsement.

Author: 0 121st Boston Marathon is Meb's last run, Rupp's first

Finishing third in the men's race was Japan's Suguru Osako, who trains in Portland with Alberto Salazar's Nike Oregon Project alongside Rupp and Hasay. Along the way, they were expected to be slowed by temperatures rising into the 70s. Boutelle also took part in Saturday's Tough Ruck, a 26.2-mile hike beginning in Lexington in which participants have to carry a 35-pound pack on their backs.

Author: 0 Pence Visits Demilitarized Zone Between North and South Korea

While North Korean media has been silent on the missile failure, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper on Monday began its usual tirade against the U.S. with a reference to a "special operation" that had occurred on Sunday. Mr Pence sought to explain this policy in meetings with South Korea's acting president and other top officials in Seoul at the start of the trip, which will also include stops in Japan, Indonesia and Australia.

Author: 0 Haiti's United Nations peacekeeping mission ends amid abuse controversy

British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said he expected more cuts and closures of peacekeeping operations. She cited the example of a sex ring allegedly run by Sri Lankan peacekeepers in Haiti - they reportedly lured hungry teenage boys and girls by offering them snacks and cookies.

Global Media No evidence of blasphemy found yet against Mashal and others: IGP
Author: 0 No evidence of blasphemy found yet against Mashal and others: IGP

He says no evidence has been found to indicate that Khan committed blasphemy against Islam, which is punishable by death in Pakistan and can incite deadly riots. NAIJ.com gathered that just like Nigeria where several people like one Bridget Agbahime, have been killed for alleged blasphemy against Islam, it is also a highly sensitive case in Pakistan.

Global Media Germany calls for dialogue after
Author: 0 Germany calls for dialogue after "narrow" vote

Turkey's main opposition party has said it will call for a recount in up to 60% of votes as exit poll results come in. Turkey has begun counting votes for the referendum which will ultimately determine whether or not to expand Erdogan's power as he requested.

Author: 0 Almost half a million Iraqis have fled Mosul fighting

As many as 500,000 others are in IS-controlled parts of western Mosul, where fighting is still underway. - November 23: Shiite-dominated paramilitary units known as the Hashed al-Shaabi say they have cut IS supply lines between Mosul and the jihadists' Syrian stronghold Raqa, 400 kilometres (250 miles) to the west.

Author: 0 North Korea displays new missiles in military parade

It is the first time North Korea publicly displays the ballistic missiles, which have a range of over 1,000 km (600 miles), at a military parade. This would prevent the hermit state's limited number of ICBM-capable launcher trucks from being damaged during launches and also make the missiles harder to detect after they are fired, he said.

Author: 0 Pence warns North Korea not to test Trump, US military

On Sunday, U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said the problem with North Korea "is coming to a head". He will also aim to reassure allies in South Korea and Japan that the US will take appropriate steps to defend them against North Korean aggression.

Author: 0 Warwickshire Police officers in London for PC Keith Palmer's funeral

Bishop Christopher went on to say he hoped relatives of PC Keith Palmer would take comfort from shows of support on the day of his funeral, explaining: "Words can not express all the human emotions". "I can't recall an occasion like this in regard to the number of officers who will be there, but we must not lose sight of the fact that it is a family funeral".

Author: 0 Russia warns US against unilateral strike on North Korea

US and South Korean military officials are conducting further analysis of the missile launch, which took place at Sinpo on North Korea's eastern coastline. The vice president earlier visited a military installation near the DMZ, Camp Bonifas, for a briefing with military leaders. Yonhap news agency in South Korea reported that the US and South Korea staged a joint air force military exercise called Max Thunder on Monday, as part of its efforts to ensure preparedness against North Korea.

Global Media China urges return to negotiations over N. Korea
Author: 0 China urges return to negotiations over N. Korea

What did Pence actually say? But a US foreign policy adviser traveling with Pence on Air Force Two sought to defuse some of the tension, saying the test of what was believed to be a medium-range missile had come as no surprise. The North regularly launches short-range missiles, but is also developing mid-range and long-range missiles meant to target US troops in Asia and, eventually, the USA mainland.

Global Media United passenger dragged off flight set to take legal action
Author: 0 United passenger dragged off flight set to take legal action

When no one volunteered to take the $400 incentive, or the subsequent $800 offer, United said they used a computer to select four random customers to leave the plane. A spokeswoman for Dao's attorneys told BuzzFeed News it was "premature" to discuss anything about a potential lawsuit, but added that his lawyers would talk about the case during a news conference scheduled for Thursday morning.

Author: 0 At least 13 civilians killed in U.S. led-airstrike in western Mosul

Two special forces units - the Counter-Terrorism Service and the Rapid Response Division - have spearheaded the fighting inside Mosul , while soldiers and police have also taken part. The attack caused only minor wounds, the force said in a statement , without giving more details. In a Sunday statement , the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said an airstrike targeted a house in Al-Yarmouk district in western Mosul on April 10.

Global Media Still have faith in Pakistan judiciary, says Azad on Jadhav case
Author: 0 Still have faith in Pakistan judiciary, says Azad on Jadhav case

A secret military court, the Field General Court Martial (FGCM) in Rawalpindi sentenced Jadhav to death on Monday, 10 April. It looks like Pakistan just doesn't seem to give up on Kulbhushan Jadhav issue anytime soon. Swaraj dismissed Jadhav's trial as a farce and said Pakistan had ignored 13 separate requests in the past year to be permitted to offer him consular services.

Author: 0 Japan PM urges North Korea to refrain from more provocative actions

Trump himself asserted on Sunday that China was working with the United States on "the North Korea problem". Any U.S. military action brings severe risks for U.S. The missile was probably a medium-range missile and not an intercontinental ballistic one, according to US intelligence. "And so we're working together with our allies and partners, and with the Chinese leadership, to develop a range of options", McMaster told ABC's "This Week".

Author: 0 All options on table with N. Korea: Pence

Speaking on Sunday before a handful of the 28,500 United States military personnel stationed in South Korea, Pence denounced the latest North Korea test as a "provocation". Earlier during his trip, Pence said he hopes the issue can be resolved peaceably. H R McMaster indicated that Mr Trump was not considering military action for now, even as a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier strike group was heading for the region.

Author: 0 U.K.'s Boris Johnson cancels Moscow trip over Syria

Russian Federation on Sunday said the cancellation of British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's visit to Moscow demonstrates London's lack of understanding of knowledge of events in Syria. The previous day US President Donald Trump said pictures of the Khan Sheikhun victims in agony, had "an enormous impact" on him. Syria officially relinquished its chemical arsenal and signed the Chemical Weapons Convention in 2013 to avert military action after it was accused of an attack outside ...

Global Media VP Pence says US commitment to Korea
Author: 0 VP Pence says US commitment to Korea "iron-clad"

Standing within 60 meters (200 feet) of the North Korean border, Pence described the DMZ as the "frontier of freedom" and added that "all options are on the table" in pursuing the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. McMaster's use of "provocative" and "destabilizing" to describe North Korea echoes administrations of both parties that have attempted to rally others on the global stage, including China , to help prevent fresh war on the peninsula.

Author: 0 PC Keith Palmer's funeral to be held at London's Southwark Cathedral

Officers bowed their heads as the Last Post sounded from the cathedral. Four other people were killed and dozens of others injured in the 82-second attack on March 22, which ended when Masood was shot dead. Members of the public outside were able to watch proceedings on screens outside. Ahead of the service, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said of PC Palmer: "He was a lovely man, we all saw him every day when we went into the gates of Parliament".

Global Media Egypt in state of emergency after twin church bombings
Author: 0 Egypt in state of emergency after twin church bombings

The Egyptian government on Monday approved a presidential decree declaring a three-month state of emergency across the country. At St. George's Church in Tanta, at least 27 Christians were killed and 78 people injured, according to The New York Times , when a suicide bomber slipped past security at the front door of the church and blew himself up.

Global Media Prayers and celebrations mark Easter Sunday in Jamshedpur
Author: 0 Prayers and celebrations mark Easter Sunday in Jamshedpur

The Christian community marks this festival to honor and recognize the Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead, and His glorious promises of eternal life for all who believe in Him. St. Paul tells us that if Christ did not rise from the dead, we are the most pitiable of men for we, too, would be swallowed up by death. "Easter is that beacon of light shining in our darkness and calling us to be the heart of mercy, the voice of hope and the hand of justice that Jesus Christ represents", ...

Global Media Gorsuch on path to confirmation as Senate tears up own rules
Author: 0 Gorsuch on path to confirmation as Senate tears up own rules

The Supreme Court said Mr Gorsuch will be sworn in as the 113th justice on Monday in separate ceremonies at the court and the White House. Gorsuch's confirmation marks the end to a bitter, partisan battle that began within hours after the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016.

Global Media North Korean missile launch fails a day after pompous weaponry parade
Author: 0 North Korean missile launch fails a day after pompous weaponry parade

The office had no other details and said it was analyzing the launch attempt. There is little more that global powers can do against the country. North Korea is considered the only country in the world that could trigger a nuclear war. Sunday's missile test comes after North Korea launched a long-range rocket and conducted two nuclear tests previous year. China is North Korea's lone major ally but has spoken out against its missile and nuclear tests and has supported United Nations sanctions.

Global Media Statement: US national security adviser arrives s Kabul
Author: 0 Statement: US national security adviser arrives s Kabul

Describing Afghanistan as a "modern-day frontier" between "barbarism and civilisation", US National Security Advisor General H R McMaster on Sunday said the stakes are high in the war-torn country. In Afghanistan, McMaster has said that the US reliance on militias ended up undermining the government. He said members of the administration from all over would present Trump with a "range of options" per his request.

Author: 0 US, Mexico, Canada in joint bid for 2026 World Cup

European and Asian countries can not bid for the 2026 World Cup due to world governing body FIFA's rotation policy. Since 1998 and until 2022, the FIFA World Cup had 32 teams compete in the biggest soccer tournament in the world and with the addition of 16 new teams, comes a proposal made by the three CONCACAF nations.

Author: 0 Japanese Government Preparing for Mass Refugees from the Korean Peninsula

Japan's government is considering dispatching commercial or military aircraft and vessels to South Korea in case Japanese nationals need to be evacuated. On Friday, the NSC members discussed how to deal with a possibility that armed North Korean soldiers pretending to be refugees may try to enter Japan , Kyodo News reported.

Global Media North Korea show of strength as United States tensions rise
Author: 0 North Korea show of strength as United States tensions rise

His visit reflects US commitment to its South Korean ally. The development comes days after the USA dispatched what Trump referred to as an "armada" of warships in a show of force into waters off the Korean peninsula amid concerns that Pyongyang was preparing another round of nuclear or missile tests.

Author: 0 Manhunt for man who broadcasted shooting on Facebook live in Cleveland

This video was posted to many Facebook accounts by Stevens on Sunday and he also claimed that he has murdered more than fifteen people during the week end. Police have named the victim shot and killed in Cleveland by a man who posted video of the killing on Facebook. Robert Godwin Sr .is seen in a photo provided by the Godwin family to KTLA sister station WJW.

Global Media North Korea's Missile Launch Was a Fail
Author: 0 North Korea's Missile Launch Was a Fail

Pence was briefed on the situation while flying to South Korea , reporter Jihye Leetells our newscast. President Donald Trump's administration has said it is done negotiating with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and has been broadly telegraphing its willingness to launch pre-emptive strikes, despite the possibility North Korean retaliation could kill scores of people .

Author: 0 House Democrats want Jared Kushner's security clearance revoked

Kushner immediately make public all meetings he had with foreign government officials between June 16, 2015, the date Mr. Trump announced his candidacy for president of the United States, and January 20, 2017, the day the president was sworn in".

Global Media N.Korea attempts but fails to launch missile - S.Korea
Author: 0 N.Korea attempts but fails to launch missile - S.Korea

The country's official name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Washington and Seoul will try hard to figure out what exactly North Korea fired. More directly on North Korea, the president returned to a theme of placing much onus on China for reining in the North. We will see what happens. "This morning's provocation from the North is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face each and every day in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the ...

Author: 0 Cahill puts Chelsea defeat down to 'off-day'

We need to be better going forward. As to whether he was happy to just beat Chelsea? Chelsea have a favourable run-in but Conte is wary having dropped points in recent weeks, including a costly slip-up at home to Crystal Palace at the beginning of April.

Global Media France urges dialogue in Turkey, says referendum lays bare divisions
Author: 0 France urges dialogue in Turkey, says referendum lays bare divisions

In reality, it was a much more modern state closer in its political history to the countries of southern Europe. The lira strengthened more than 3.5 percent in Asian trade Sunday, from 3.74 to 3.63 against the greenback. "April 16 is the victory of all who said yes or no, of the whole 80 million, of the whole of Turkey of 780,000-square kilometres", Erdogan said. Erdogan would be immediately eligible to serve two five year terms, but with the "reforms" he has demanded already in place there ...

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Author: 0 VP Pence says "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea

Vice President Pence shakes hands with USA military officers upon his arrival at army base Camp Bonifas in Paju near the truce village of Panmunjom during a visit to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea on April 17. "(The election) could lead to a shift in alliances, shift in policy among South Korea, the United States and Japan when it comes to" dealing with Pyongyang, she said.

Global Media President Duterte tops Time's
Author: 0 President Duterte tops Time's "most influential" reader poll 2017

Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had won the readers' poll a year ago while Russian President Vladimir Putin had won in 2015. Duterte was followed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Pope Francis, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, who each received three percent of the total "yes" votes.

Author: 0 Canada announces legislation to legalize recreational marijuana

You can carry up to 30 grams of marijuana in your pocket or purse. Health minister Jane Philpott said: " The Cannabis Act will help keep our children safe and address the health risks associated with cannabis". New laws would also increase the penalty for people who sell to the under-aged, as well as create a new offence for people "exploiting children in the trafficking of cannabis".

Author: 0 Oilers score twice shorthanded, beat Sharks 2-0 in Game 2

The Edmonton Oilers know the secret to beating the San Jose Sharks on the ice is to start by finding a way to get off the ice. Kassian drove the net effectively and delivered bone-jarring hits on Brenden Dillon and Logan Couture at Rogers Place .