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Author: 0 Panneerselvam toughens stance on merger as noose around Dinakaran tightens — AIADMK crisis

Senior party leader KP Munusamy, who belongs to former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam's camp, on Thursday said the other faction must get their resignations and issue a statement that the family has been removed from the party. Jayakumar had earlier denied that Sasikala and her family members had been sidelined because of pressure from Panneerselvam. Although the ruling AIADMK faction has more supporters in the Tamil Nadu assembly, it is in deep trouble after Delhi Police filed a case ...

Global Media Afghanistan President Declares Mourning After Scores Killed in Base Attack
Author: 0 Afghanistan President Declares Mourning After Scores Killed in Base Attack

Former President Hamid Karzai tweeted: "I condemn in strongest terms the terrorist attack on our military base in Mazar-e-Sharif that killed and wounded many of our fearless soldiers". "It was a chaotic scene and I didn't know what to do", said one army officer wounded in the attack. Abdul Qahar, spokesperson for the military corps, stated that the attack was "planned outside the country", and President Ashraf Ghani - who visited the base and declared Sunday a national day of mourning - ...

Global Media French citizens in Montreal express mixed reactions to early election results
Author: 0 French citizens in Montreal express mixed reactions to early election results

As his supporters waved Tricolour flags, and those of the EU, Macron told a rally in Paris he would carry "the voice of hope that we want for our country and for Europe", into the second round. With a backbench rebellion and government defeat looming, the so-called "Macron Law", which aimed to shake-up the economy through labor reform, had to be forced through the National Assembly with the help of a controversial parliamentary measure.

Author: 0 Netanyahu criticizes Barghouti's New York Times op-ed

The goal of the strike is ostensibly to protest prison conditions, to receive more visitation time with family and to end detention without trial, but a number of observers see the effort as part of a Barghouti run for PA leadership. Strikers are demanding access to phones, better visitation and improved medical care inside the prisons . They are murderers. They are terrorists and we never lose our clarity because we are on the right side.

Author: 0 Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

Ahmadinejad was president from 2005 to 2013, and was best known overseas for his incendiary rhetoric toward Israel, his questioning of the scale of the Holocaust, and his efforts to ramp up Iran's nuclear program. Initial excitement surrounding Rouhani - who was instrumental to a nuclear deal with the West - has died down, with some economic sanctions remaining in place while a stagnant economy sees some of the country's poorest suffer.

Author: 0 N Korea flaunts military might, warns US

It can not lead to an arms control agreement or reduction of the North's atomic arsenal that would imply American acceptance of North Korea as a nuclear power. As for the Trump administration's policy, the US officials emphasized that no engagement of North Korea is now taking place. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E).

Global Media ISIS launched chlorine gas attacks in Mosul: Iraq official
Author: 0 ISIS launched chlorine gas attacks in Mosul: Iraq official

Iraqi forces launched the Mosul operation in October, moving toward the city from the south, west and north before assaulting its eastern side, which was recaptured earlier this year. - January 24: The Joint Operations Command coordinating the fight says the east has been "fully liberated". The Tabqah strike that took place on Tuesday amounted to the third strike within a month in which US -led airstrikes were linked to the death of civilians and or allies despite the Pentagon's ...

Global Media North Korea detains U.S. citizen, the third held captive there
Author: 0 North Korea detains U.S. citizen, the third held captive there

Kim in his late 50s reportedly was in the North for about a month to discuss relief activities. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency , citing unnamed sources, reported that a former Korean-American professor was arrested in North Korea on Friday at Pyongyang's worldwide airport while trying to exit the country.

Author: 0 Iran FM slams 'worn-out' United States nuclear accusations

Tillerson said the review would not only look at Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal but also its behaviour in the region which he said undermined United States interests in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said money for Trump's border wall must be part of the legislation, along with funds to hire more immigration agents.

Author: 0 OPS camp stands tough in merger talks with Edappadi group

Since both general secretary and deputy general secretary of the party have been booted out, an ad hoc committee will be set up to run the party for the time being. Dhinakaran, who is the deputy general secretary of his faction, denied the allegation, calling it an attempt to "destroy our organization politically".

Global Media SC directs Kerala govt to reinstate former DGP TP Senkumar
Author: 0 SC directs Kerala govt to reinstate former DGP TP Senkumar

Senkumar was replaced by Loknath Behera. Mr. Senkumar, represented by senior advocate Dushyant Dave and advocates Prashant Bhushan and Haris Beeran, launched a strident personal attack against Mr. "Now I will wait for the state government to make the next move and also I am waiting for the papers from the Supreme Court", said Senkumar as he was asked when he would take over as the state police chief.

Author: 0 Cardell Hayes sentenced in Will Smith's death

Hayes and his attorneys had argued in the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court trial that he fired his gun in self-defense, claiming that Smith, 34, was reaching for a gun he kept in his vehicle. "Everything that happened that night, I wish it had never happened", Hayes told Racquel Smith in court this week. During sentencing, Judge Buras rejected the idea that Hayes acted in self defense.

Global Media Turkey Defends Against Referendum Fraud Allegations
Author: 0 Turkey Defends Against Referendum Fraud Allegations

Tezcan said that "we demand the cancellation of this referendum". "The will of the people was freely reflected into the ballot boxes, and this business is over". Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) rejected on Wednesday main opposition parties' appeals to annul the constitutional referendum results. He said the party would use all legal paths to challenge the vote.

Author: 0 Delhi municipal polls: 53.58 per cent voter turnout

Polling in two wards has been withheld because of candidate deaths. If the exit polls turn out to be correct, this will be second shocking defeat for AAP who were recently were routed out in a by-poll in Rajouri Garden. But, I could not vote as the EVM was not working so I had to leave due to some urgent work. It had expelled it's Narela ward candidate from the party for allegedly allowing sacked AAP minster Sandeep Kumar to campaign for her.

Author: 0 US tells North Korea to cease 'destabilizing actions and rhetoric'

Wang said that there were already enough shows of force and confrontation at present and that "we need to make peaceful and rational voices". On Thursday, the Security Council issued a strongly worded condemnation of North Korea over its latest missile test.

Global Media Syria evacuees arrive in shelter near Aleppo
Author: 0 Syria evacuees arrive in shelter near Aleppo

At least 68 children were among those killed in the attack. A photo carried by al-Ikhbariya state TV showed a number of bodies strewn on the floor with a huge plume of black smoke rising in the background. "Within the framework of the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations, we will insist on the immediate dispatch of inspectors both to the site of the incident and the air base where our western colleagues claim missiles were loaded with chemical substances", ...

Global Media French vote in droves in cliffhanger
Author: 0 French vote in droves in cliffhanger

Polling before Thursday's attack suggested that Le Pen would make the runoff election after the first vote but lose in a one-on-one race. The Saturday march comes just two days after the Champs Elysees attack in which a police officer was shot with two bullets to the head and two others were wounded before being able to kill the shooter.

Global Media Afghanistan: President declares day of mourning
Author: 0 Afghanistan: President declares day of mourning

Several other attackers detonated suicide vests packed with explosives. As officials fear that the death toll of Friday's Taliban attack at the Afghan security forces in Balkh Province may increase, Ibrahim Khairandish, a member of the provincial council of the province, describing the horror stated that there was even a "shortage of coffins".

Author: 0 New Ontario Housing Rules Land Thursday. Will This End The Frenzy?

Wynne introduced other measures as well. "We have all heard the stories of rent gouging going on in today's market". "There's nothing here that gets changed and then that's it". The province has also promised new rules that will make it harder for a landlord to kick out a tenant for the "landlord's own use" along with a standard lease form with explanatory information in multiple languages.

Author: 0 South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

It has also renewed threats against regional United States allies, including Japan and South Korea, which both host large American military contingents. US Vice President Mike Pence, who is on an official visit to Australia, has urged Beijing to exert increased pressure on Pyongyang. Ms Bishop said last week sanctions would send "the clearest possible message" to North Korea that its behaviour would not be tolerated.

Global Media Turkey Demands End Of EU Interference In Referendum Outcome
Author: 0 Turkey Demands End Of EU Interference In Referendum Outcome

Demirdogen said by telephone from the police station in Istanbul where his client had been taken. Protests were also planned for other areas of Istanbul and in other Turkish cities. The deputy chairman of the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) said on Tuesday that his party had done the same, and would use all legal paths to challenge the vote.

Author: 0 Pence takes message of US resolve against North Korea to Japan

Since taking office, however, USA tensions with North Korea have soared amid a drumbeat of missile tests and fears Pyongyang may be readying a sixth nuclear test. " China is the nation that has the greatest leverage over North Korea", he said. He said the American commitment to South Korea is "iron-clad and immutable".

Author: 0 France begins voting in presidential poll amid high security

A total of 11 candidates are contesting in the first round of the French presidential elections, including members of far-left and centrist and far-right parties. As the projections came in, Ms Le Pen called herself "the candidate for the people", saying that the "survival of France " was at stake. Le Pen cast her ballot in Henin-Beaumont, a former coal mining town in the party's northern heartland.

Author: 0 France goes to the polls in tight election race

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the favourites to progress to a run-off on May 7 but late gains by conservative Francois Fillon and left-winger Jean-Luc Melenchon blew the race wide open. While the White House has not endorsed a candidate in the French election, Trump has praised Le Pen for her stance on border security and said that last week's deadly terrorist attack in Paris would "probably help" her candidacy.

Global Media Australia, New Zealand Strike Back at North Korea Threat
Author: 0 Australia, New Zealand Strike Back at North Korea Threat

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the Trump administration is reviewing whether to add North Korea to the US list of state sponsors of terrorism. However, Sunday's threats are consistent with others North Korea has made in past weeks. China on its part, has taken some action, by and large, aimed at appeasing the Trump administration.

Global Media Korea Threatens Australia With Nuclear Strike Over 'Toeing Line' With US
Author: 0 Korea Threatens Australia With Nuclear Strike Over 'Toeing Line' With US

China's foreign minister called yesterday for the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula amid rising tension over North Korea's missile and nuclear programs. Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson. "North Korea's unlawful weapons programs represent a clear, grave threat to USA national security". "We call on [North Korea] to refrain from provocative, destabilizing actions and rhetoric, and to make the strategic choice to fulfill its global obligations and commitments and ...

Author: 0 Israeli Intelligence: 'Hard to Believe' Assad Had No Knowledge of Chemical Attack

Speaking Wednesday evening on French TV, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said: "We will provide proof that the regime did indeed organize these strikes with chemical weapons". Russian Federation deployed military forces and operations into Syria in the latter part of 2015 to boost the Syrian government in the country's civil war.

Global Media Jeremy Corbyn says election is not a 'foregone conclusion'
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn says election is not a 'foregone conclusion'

May called the surprise vote on Tuesday to bolster her position going into negotiations on pulling Britain out of the European Union (EU), which are due to begin shortly after the election. Other surveys published this weekend recorded a smaller but still significant lead for the Conservatives, putting their support between 40 and 48 percent , with Labour on between 25 and 29 percent.

Global Media Korea warns Australia of nuclear strike if it 'toes U.S. line'
Author: 0 Korea warns Australia of nuclear strike if it 'toes U.S. line'

China is carrying out "routine" military drills on its border with North Korea to maintain combat readiness, China's Ministry of Defence says. "While the Trump administration may be reviewing all options, including military ones, in its North Korea policy, a sixth nuclear weapon test will likely compel the United States and the worldwide community to respond with heightened sanctions", Victor Cha, Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and global Studies , said in a newsletter.

Author: 0 Pollsters project Macron vs. Le Pen in French runoff

The euro is likely to trade around $1.085 at the opening, but it's too early to tell as some other exit polls have Le Pen slightly ahead, Athanasios Vamvakidis, head of G-10 currency strategy in London at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said in emailed comments.

Author: 0 France's Macron seen winning presidential runoff - polls

At a French cultural centre in Montreal, both applause and boos rang out as a French TV station announced its projections just after the vote closed at 2 p.m. Le Pen has also echoed some of Trump's hard-line rhetoric on immigration, calling for hardening French borders to stanch what she describes as an out-of-control flow of immigrants.

Global Media Le Pen, Macron advance in French election
Author: 0 Le Pen, Macron advance in French election

Mr Macron , who quit current president Francois Hollande's Socialists only past year ago to launch a new party, led the way with 23.7% of the first round vote, according to an exit poll by Ipsos and Sopra Steria. Speaking at the White House after a terrorist attack on Paris last week left a policeman dead, Mr Trump said she was "strongest on borders, and she's the strongest on what's been going on in France".

Global Media Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions
Author: 0 Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions

Moreover, Lee asserted that Arkansas' use of midazolam to render him unconscious before stopping his heart was cruel and unusual in violation of the Eighth Amendment: The drug may not actually induce unconsciousness and has caused other executions to go terribly awry.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Releases Video 'Welcoming Home' Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi

After spending three years in an Egyptian prison, Aya Hijazi joined President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Friday afternoon. Hijazi, 30, has dual citizenship in the US and Egypt. Sean Spicer , the White House press secretary, says that Trump was directly involved in negotiations to free Aya Hijazi . Hijazi, a dual national, was born in Egypt and grew up in Falls Church, Virginia, a Washington suburb.

Global Media Truck attack suspect admits to terror crime
Author: 0 Truck attack suspect admits to terror crime

Police have arrested a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan whose residency application was rejected last year. A truck rammed into people on a central Stockholm street on Friday before crashing into a department store, killing four people and injuring 15 others.

Global Media Afghanistan declares day of mourning as army base toll rises
Author: 0 Afghanistan declares day of mourning as army base toll rises

Ministry of Defense spokesman Gen. Daulat Waziri said Sunday that 10 attackers wearing army uniforms passed through two checkpoints at the base in two military vehicles on Friday. President Ashraf Ghani said the assault near the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif had been contrary to all human values and Islamic teachings. The city is in Balkh province and the base is the headquarters of the 209th Shaheen Corps.

Global Media Macron pledges to turn new page in French politics
Author: 0 Macron pledges to turn new page in French politics

Anti-fascists hang a banner reading (a play on word) "Vote for the death Le Pen-alty, vote for Marine" during a demonstrationg on the Place de la Republique in Paris on April 23, 2017. The first-round poll is being seen as a litmus test for the future of Europe and the spread of populism around the world. "If it were to benefit someone, that would clearly be Marine Le Pen who has dominated this issue throughout the campaign, or Francois Fillon", said Adelaide Zulfikarpasic of the BVA polling ...

Author: 0 Elizabeth Thomas latest: Pair purchased food, lubricant at Guymon Walmart

Michael "Monk" O'Hare, who owns the property, told The Tennessean he was out of town the night Barry contacted authorities and that he was shocked when Barry and a neighbor told him they thought it was Cummins in the cabin. "Mr. Cummins made a spontaneous statement to me at the time that we took him down that, 'I'm glad this is over, '" Det. Police say the teacher kidnapped the girl from Columbia, Tennessee, on March 13 .

Author: 0 Russia, Iran, Syria denounce USA 'act of aggression'

Could World War 3 happen this year? With some American incentives, China would more than likely take whatever steps necessary to tame North Korea and prevent any confrontation between the USA and North Korea that could precipitate regional upheaval that China wants to avoid at any price.

Author: 0 North Korean official says will continue missile tests, reports BBC

It's easy to laugh at the gaffe, but Trump's ignorance about the leadership of one of the most unsafe nations on earth is deeply worrying given that tensions between the USA and North Korea are increasing by the day. Mr Johnson claimed North Korea's recent actions provided "proof of the threat that country poses to worldwide peace and security". U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reassured Japan of American commitment to reining in North Korea's nuclear and missile ambitions on Tuesday, after ...

Global Media Israeli Official: Barghouti Should Have Been Served a Death Penalty
Author: 0 Israeli Official: Barghouti Should Have Been Served a Death Penalty

The hunger-striking prisoners were calling for better conditions including access to phones, better medical services and extended visiting rights for their families. Qaraq said more prisoners may join the hunger strike later today, which was planned to coincide with Palestinian Prisoners' Day. The Israel Prison Service said on Monday that it is undertaking "significant measures" against hunger strikers including moving some of them into solitary confinement.

Author: 0 Sec. Kelly: Trump will 'be insistent' on funding border wall

It is ― you know, depending on where you sit is where you stand on this, it is a big threat. Is it the number one threat? He said homegrown terrorism is "the most common" threat, but added that the "threat against aviation" literally keeps him awake at night.

Global Media Police had Champs-Elysees attacker in their grasp
Author: 0 Police had Champs-Elysees attacker in their grasp

The gunman drew up alongside a police van and fired at around 9:00 PM yesterday, sending tourists and visitors to the world-renowned boulevard running for their lives. The French president will be chosen in a runoff of the top two candidates on May 7. While Macron is ardently pro-EU, Le Pen wants to quit its single currency and potentially hold a referendum on leaving the bloc.

Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan says he's set to meet Trump in Washington

Official results by the electoral board are expected next week. The decision led protesters in Istanbul to call for the resignation of board members while the main opposition party said it would take the decision to Turkey's top court. "From the German government's point of view, Turkey must. clear up the questions that have been raised". "That the Turkish leadership didn't like the criticism by the OSCE's election observer mission isn't a surprise to anyone", German Foreign Ministry ...

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