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Author: 0 U.S. 'disappointed' at Russia's Syria stance

Britain said on Sunday Russia bore responsibility by proxy for civilian deaths in Syria last week caused by a poison gas attack that Washington says was carried out by the Moscow-backed government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The massive strike - US President Donald Trump's biggest military decision since taking office - marked a dramatic escalation in American involvement in Syria's six-year civil war.

Author: 0 UK's May says early election averts clash with end of Brexit talks

Here she is outside No. 10 Downing St. The remark came in reaction to a statement of a spokeswoman for the British Brexit department who said on Monday that the location of the agencies had not been decided yet and would be "subject to the exit negotiations".

Global Media Australia to redesign visa program for skilled migrants
Author: 0 Australia to redesign visa program for skilled migrants

The new two-year visa will not be a pathway to permanent residency, but anyone now in Australia on a 457 visa will not be affected by the new arrangements. "The government is examining the consequences of the new policy in consultation with all stakeholders", a spokesperson said. Further, of the 216 jobs being slashed from the eligible occupations list, 18 of those being cut haven't been used once in the past decade.

Global Media Russian President - Serious Blow To Russian-US Relations
Author: 0 Russian President - Serious Blow To Russian-US Relations

Two US warships fired 59 cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean Sea at the Syrian airbase controlled by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad in response to a poison gas attack in a rebel-held area on Tuesday, US officials said. It called the attack "blatant aggression" and said it made the USA a "partner" of "terrorist groups" including Islamic State. Nevertheless, Russia's Deputy U.N.

Author: 0 German EU lawmaker hopes for compromise with UK

Just last month, her official spokesperson categorically insisted that no election would take place. Why is there yet another election now? May said an election victory for the Conservatives would "guarantee certainty and stability for the years" and give her the public support to deliver her policies, including Britain's imminent departure from the European Union.

Author: 0 Strategy, patience needed in face of threat posed by North Korea

In a veiled warning to China, Pence added that "our treaty (with Japan) covers all the territory administered by Japan, including the Senkaku Islands" - a disputed archipelago in the East China Sea that is controlled by Japan but claimed by Beijing.

Global Media Senate To Vote On Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch
Author: 0 Senate To Vote On Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

In a Senate vote that was largely based on party, Gorsuch, 49, was confirmed with a 54-45 in favor of, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a voluntary final vote as Senate president. Gorsuch is taking Scalia's seat not just physically but also ideologically. Democrats called Gorsuch too " extreme " and demanded a " more mainstream candidate ".

Author: 0 Turkey's main opposition says to formally seek annulment of referendum

The "Yes" camp won more than 51 percent in Sunday's referendum while the "No" side got nearly 49 percent, according to near-complete results released by Turkey's election authorities. But Mr Erdogan has taken his authoritarian bent to an extreme, imposing the state of emergency and purging the opposition, academia and the army after a failed coup previous year.

Global Media Nigerian Soldiers Kill 21 Boko Haram Suspects, Rescue 1623 in Borno - Army
Author: 0 Nigerian Soldiers Kill 21 Boko Haram Suspects, Rescue 1623 in Borno - Army

On April 14, 2014, 276 girls were abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state. Speaking to VOA's Hausa service, monitored in Yola Tuesday, Mr. first lady Michelle Obama and a list of celebrities, to support the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. In a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Army, Brig-General Sani Usman, said troops on clearance operations on Monday rescued 1, 623 captives held by remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.

Author: 0 Corporate opposition to 457 visa axing

With rising protectionism across markets like the US, Singapore and now Australia, companies are beginning to adjust their business models to reduce dependence on visas, hiring more locals instead. The Turnbull government should establish an independent mechanism to verify the existence of genuine skills shortages before employers can employ workers on temporary visas, he said.

Global Media Theresa May: No change in Gibraltar without people's consent
Author: 0 Theresa May: No change in Gibraltar without people's consent

Barnier told European Union legislators in Strasbourg, France, that "to succeed, we need on the contrary to devote the first phase of negotiations exclusively to reaching agreement on the principle of the exit". Speaking in Jordan before travelling to Riyadh, Mrs May said she expected the shape of a new trade relationship to be clear to everybody by Brexit Day in March 2019, but appeared to accept that the formal conclusion of the agreement will have to wait until after withdrawal.

Global Media AMBER Alert issued for Atlanta girl, believed to be in danger
Author: 0 AMBER Alert issued for Atlanta girl, believed to be in danger

The alert sent out by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says Arasley was likely taken by 32-year-old Armando Aguilar. ATLANTA - Police are searching for a 12-year-old missing child. "Arasely is described as being 5'3" and weighing 130 pounds with brown eyes and short black hair. Above the name are four large stars and below are three large stars.

Global Media Supreme Court blocks Arkansas execution
Author: 0 Supreme Court blocks Arkansas execution

The executions of Stacey Johnson and Ledell Lee are scheduled for April 20, but their attorneys are working to halt those as well. The state and attorneys for the remaining men launched a flurry of appeals, too. The drug prevents the diaphragm from moving, essentially suffocating the prisoners. Meanwhile, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacated April 17 a federal judge's preliminary stay of executions which had been handed down April 15.

Author: 0 Trump says China working with USA on North Korea problem

China has warned that tensions are so high on the Korean Peninsula that conflict could break out at any time. "It opens up the thinking in everyone's mind around the world that they can haggle for a better deal and get the U.S. A senior White House official insisted Trump was not offering a "specific quid pro quo" to the Chinese, but rather signaling to China that cooperation on North Korea would help create a more beneficial US-China relationship.

Global Media Bandai Namco Files Trademark For 'Pac-Man Maker' In The EU
Author: 0 Bandai Namco Files Trademark For 'Pac-Man Maker' In The EU

Bandai Namco has filed a trademark for Pac-Man Maker, suggesting the 80s icon may soon star alongside ghosts Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde in a Super Mario Maker-style game allowing players to create their own Pac-Man mazes. Notably, there's a proven market for this. No tool assists allowed. All that is, of course, assuming that it gets made in the first place. Recent years have seen a resurgence in popularity and quality though, with games like Pac-Man Championship Edition garnering massive ...

Global Media Lawyer says United apology was 'staged'
Author: 0 Lawyer says United apology was 'staged'

The flight was loaded and preparing to leave Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Sunday when the man was dragged off. When he refused, reportedly saying he had patients he needed to see in the morning, United sent in Chicago Aviation Police officers to remove him from his seat.

Author: 0 Turkish body votes against annulling referendum

Yildirim said the "the path to seek rights" should be limited to legal objections. "We demand the cancellation of this referendum", Tezcan said. His comments came as the YSK met to evaluate appeals to annul the referendum and after the bar association and an worldwide monitor said the board had acted illegally by allowing unstamped ballot papers to be counted, and may have swung the vote.

Author: 0 Putin congratulates Erdogan for victory in referendum

The OSCE/PACE observation mission delegation, meanwhile, visited the YSK on April 18, one day after releasing its interim report about the referendum. Berlin said "take note" of the provisional result of the vote that saw the "yes" win with 51.37% after tabulation of the ballots in 99.45% of the ballot boxes.

Global Media Runoff likely in much-watched U.S. congressional race
Author: 0 Runoff likely in much-watched U.S. congressional race

Republicans are bidding to prevent a major upset in a conservative Georgia congressional district Tuesday where Democrats stoked by opposition t. Progressives from across the country flocked to Ossoff's aid, helping him raise over $8.3 million and building an army of volunteers in hopes of delivering a knock-out punch in the first round.

Global Media 6 killed in explosive device blast in Syria's Aleppo
Author: 0 6 killed in explosive device blast in Syria's Aleppo

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, although pro-Damascus media said it was carried out by a suicide bomber. The opposition-run Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the transfer, which it says includes 800 armed men from both sides.

Author: 0 MPs expected to back plan for snap general election

Lawmakers in the House of Commons voted 522 to 13 on Wednesday to support the motion put forward by May a day earlier. Labour , the second-largest party in Parliament, campaigned for Britain to remain in the European Union, but Corbyn said he would respect voters' decision to leave.

Global Media Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa issues execution order of 30 militants
Author: 0 Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa issues execution order of 30 militants

April 19: Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday signed the death warrants for 30 "hardcore terrorists" who were connected to the 2014 Army Public School attack. Military courts were revived in Pakistan after the president signed a summary of extension in its tenure. The courts were established in the wake of the Peshawar school attack, which traumatised a country already grimly accustomed to atrocities.

Global Media Japan at the Helm Blog Trade Crossroads
Author: 0 Japan at the Helm Blog Trade Crossroads

Japan is looking to get the United States back on track as regards the aborted TPP deal, and will be asking Washington to show some sort of commitment to Asia-Pac Free Trade. "The loss of US participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership was a blow to Japan following strenuous negotiations, especially over opening its long-protected farm sector to more imports, especially of dairy and meat products".

Global Media Expected surge in US shale depresses oil prices
Author: 0 Expected surge in US shale depresses oil prices

It has stabilized this year, gaining less than 2 percent, the data show. OPEC will decide at a meeting on May 25 whether to prolong the cuts it pledged to make starting in January, he said. Before the weekend, gas prices rose an average of 12 cents in 19 days, nationwide; and 13 cents in 14 days, in Florida. United States crude inventories probably shrank by 1.7 million barrels last week, according to a Bloomberg survey before an EIA report Wednesday.

Author: 0 Pound gets a lift from May's election call

Since becoming Prime Minister, she coined the phrase "Brexit means Brexit" and on announcing the snap election, said her government wants to "get the job done". Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair, who has called for Britain to reverse its decision to leave the European Union, has in the past called for such a pro-EU alliance.

Global Media Changing Trump views toward Russia, China worry some allies
Author: 0 Changing Trump views toward Russia, China worry some allies

The White House foreign policy adviser traveling with Pence told reporters that the type of missile that North Korea tried to fire on Sunday was medium-range, and that it exploded about 4 to 5 seconds after it was launched. took any action against it. Trump's growing focus on the North Korean threat, heightened by signs the North might soon conduct another nuclear test, has changed Trump's thinking.

Author: 0 Vijay Mallya Arrested By The Scotland Yard In London

Mallya " on behalf of the Indian authorities in relation to accusations of fraud ". Mallya is the owner of now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines and owes over Rs.9,000 crore to several banks. A hearing in a Westminster court was the first step in what could be a long legal battle for extradition. Khurshid said the arrest was only a part of the procedure required to further the extradition process.

Author: 0 Sean Spicer apologises amid uproar over Holocaust remark

It isn't the first time Spicer has said something that was perceived as controversial. Stern said President Donald Trump has "got to fire this guy", before adding that Spicer speaks "fluent moron ". "While Jewish families across America celebrate Passover, the chief spokesman of this White House is downplaying the horror of the Holocaust", she said in a statement.

Global Media Easter Bunny and Egg Hunts at Pier Village
Author: 0 Easter Bunny and Egg Hunts at Pier Village

When they heard the siren sound, the kids scrambled to pick up as numerous thousands of vibrantly colored eggs as possible. "I just love seeing the happy faces on the children", Webber said. The City of Odessa celebrated Easter with families Saturday morning. Gabie, speaking to the Ottawa Citizen, said that almost 3,000 children registered for the event though the final numbers weren't yet known.

Author: 0 'Mother of all Bombs' kills 36 ISIS militants, afghan officials say

USA special forces and Afghan commandos are now inspecting the site, Nicholson said, adding, "the weapon achieved its intended goal". "Our team is in the area and they are doing clearance, so the figure might change as they find more bodies", said Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Global Media Georgia House race to high-stakes runoff as Trump wades in
Author: 0 Georgia House race to high-stakes runoff as Trump wades in

Ossoff received 48.1% of the vote, shy of the 50% he needed to win outright. Republicans barely avoided an embarrassing setback by forcing a runoff election for a historically Republican open House seat Tuesday night - and that's cause for celebration in the eyes of President Trump.

Global Media Melania Trump nudges Donald Trump during national anthem
Author: 0 Melania Trump nudges Donald Trump during national anthem

He said the "Trump administration has broken new ground in ensuring our government is both ethical and accessible to the American people". However, Trump doesn't do that right away, and Melania quickly nudges her husband's right hand to remind him to put his hand over his heart, which he then does.

Author: 0 Canadian government unveils marijuana legalization bill

Trudeau himself admitted in 2013 to having smoked pot five or six times in his life, including at a dinner party with friends after being elected to parliament. Domestic cannabis businesses are already involved in intense lobbying efforts to ease federal restrictions in the U.S. At present, only Uruguay has a national legal regime permitting widespread use of cannabis.

Author: 0 Merkel, Hollande voice support for USA strike against Assad

The statement by the group, published on media outlet Ilam al Harbi (War Media) said: "What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines". strike. Tillerson stopped short of accusing the Russians of complicity. "Every time Assad has crossed the line of human decency, Russian Federation has stood beside him", Haley told the council.

Global Media The 8 inmates Arkansas was set to execute starting Monday
Author: 0 The 8 inmates Arkansas was set to execute starting Monday

The federal injunction comes one day after an Arkansas judge blocked the use of the drug in the planned executions. Lawmakers have suggested the move may be grounds for the Arkansas House to begin impeachment proceedings, saying the demonstration and a blogpost Griffen wrote on the death penalty this week may amount to "gross misconduct" under the state constitution.

Global Media The Aaron Hernandez double murder trial is nearly over
Author: 0 The Aaron Hernandez double murder trial is nearly over

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez and defense attorney Charles Rankin wait in the courtroom during the jury deliberation in his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, April 10, 2015. Defence attorney Jose Baez disputed that claim, noting that no video evidence had been presented showing Hernandez interacting with the men during the 9 minutes he spent in the club and that he does not appear wet in surveillance video taken outside.

Author: 0 Pence Admits Syria, Afghanistan Were Used as Props to Warn North Korea

NY [U.S.A.], April 19: United States Vice President Mike Pence has said North Korea was getting the message that it needed to walk away from its "reckless" nuclear activity. The deployment of the anti-missile system Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) by the US in South Korea is progressing fast. Mattis struck an even tougher tone on North Korea in an interview with reporters travelling with him to Saudi Arabia.

Author: 0 S. Korea test fires 800-km range missile

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that in a call with Trump the two leaders agreed that North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch was "a unsafe provocation and a serious threat". An EU statement said the new sanctions were imposed because North Korea had violated multiple United Nations resolutions and constituted "a grave threat to worldwide peace and security".

Author: 0 ICBMs may be part of North Korea's Day of the Sun

North Korean state television showed Kim, wearing a black suit and white shirt, stepping out of a black limousine and saluting his honor guard before walking down a red carpet. The menacing boast came as a US aircraft carrier group headed for the region amid rising fears the secretive state is on the verge of another nuclear weapons test.

Author: 0 US Facebook murder suspect kills himself after vehicle chase

When he left the lot, troopers tried to pull him over around 11 a.m. but Stevens escaped and raced away to make an escape but was unlucky as the short pursuit saw him giving up on running. "Thankful no one in PA was hurt". "We applaud the crew members at this McDonald's restaurant who recognized the suspect and did the right thing by quickly alerting the authorities of his location", McDonald's officials tell WKYC in an e-mail statement .

Author: 0 Gas Leak At BP Oil Well In Alaska Has Been Stopped

This last March, daily output in the area hit 565,000 bpd - the highest in more than three years. "Overnight, the Unified Command achieved source control and killed the well". Media Affairs on Friday. The total amount of oil spilled and whether the crude affected the snow-covered tundra nearby isn't yet clear, though authorities have expressed confidence the crude contamination is contained with a gravel area directly surrounding the well site.

Author: 0 Iran's Rouhani wants probe into chemical attack in Syria

Now, he's coming to Assad's defense. Russian Federation is the Syrian regime's main ally in the nation's six-year-long civil war. "The failure related to the recent strike and the recent awful chemical weapons attack in large measure is a failure on Russia's part to achieve its commitment to the global community", he added.

Author: 0 Coalition raids kill scores of civilians in Mosul: NGO

They also announce that the targeted location was in fact a "fighting position" for Syrian Democratic Forces, who are allies in the USA mission to fight the Islamic State . - January 24: As Iraqi forces prepare to attack Mosul's west, the United Nations warns that 750,000 civilians there are at "extreme risk" and a quarter of a million Iraqis could flee their homes.

Global Media Ex-ROK president Park, Lotte chief face corruption charges
Author: 0 Ex-ROK president Park, Lotte chief face corruption charges

An additional contribution of SK Group was also demanded by the Choi-controlled foundations, but the country's third-biggest family-run conglomerate refused to do so, helping Chairman Chey Tae-won escape indictment. The most serious charges, which potentially carry a life sentence, arise from suspicions that she took or solicited W59.2 billion in bribes from Samsung , SK and Lotte as part of a Cheong Wa Dae extortion racket that mostly lined the pockets of Choi and her vaudeville troupe of ...