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Author: 0 Syria has retained up to 3 tons of chemical weapons

Ahmet Uzumcu, director-general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said on Wednesday that the results "from four OPCW-designated laboratories indicate exposure to sarin or a sarin-like substance". Earlier testing on victims' bodies by British scientists and the Turkish Health Ministry found evidence of exposure to both sarin and chlorine gas, which most of the global community believes occurred during a deliberate attack on the rebel-held village by the Syrian regime.

Author: 0 Charts show traders writing down chances of a Le Pen presidency

Emmanuel Macron , head of the political movement En Marche! , or Onwards!, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, gestures to supporters after the first round of 2017 French presidential election in Paris , France, April 23, 2017 .

Author: 0 College confirms N. Korea detains USA citizen amid tension

The embassy looks after consular affairs for the United States in North Korea because the two countries do not have diplomatic relations. Mr Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang Duk, was detained by North Korean officials at Pyongyang International Airport as he attempted to leave the country, Dr Park said.

Author: 0 Get Ready For A Tougher Australian Citizenship Test

The new visa will be subject to work experience and English language tests for workers, and labour market testing to prove jobs cannot be filled locally. "What we are doing is strengthening our multicultural society and strengthening our values", he said Thursday. Introducing an automatic fail for applicants who cheat during the citizenship test.

Author: 0 General election: Tory victory 'will not strengthen May's Brexit hand'

With an anti-Brexit and pro-EU stance, the Lib Dems have picked up seats in council elections and a parliamentary by-election since the European Union referendum. But Tajani said:"If tomorrow, the new United Kingdom government decides to change its position, it is possible to do". If so the "positive scenario is that she wants that (a majority) so she's not vulnerable to attacks from the eurosceptic right", Tilford told AFP.

Author: 0 Asia stocks rise, euro steady as relief from French vote buoys sentiment

The U.S. dollar strengthened 0.4 percent to C$1.3549. In early European trade Paris rose 0.2 percent a day after surging more than four percent, while London was flat and Frankfurt put on 0.2 percent. Overnight, a wave of relief boosted France's CAC 40 index by 4.1 percent, taking it briefly to its highest level since 2008. The pan-European STOXX 50 index .STOXX50E soared 4 percent, its best day in almost two years.

Global Media Bombay High Court grants bail to Sadhvi
Author: 0 Bombay High Court grants bail to Sadhvi

A Division Bench presided over by Justice Ranjit More and Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi has heard the appeals moved by Sadhvi and Purohit. Sadhvi's counsel argued that although NIA court had rejected her bail plea a year ago, it had dropped all charges against her in its charge sheet.

Global Media North Korea detains third United States citizen: Yonhap
Author: 0 North Korea detains third United States citizen: Yonhap

Pyongyang's rhetoric intensifies every spring, when the US and South Korea hold joint exercises it sees as rehearsals for an attack on the North. As well as his military show of force, Trump has sought to press China to do more to rein in its nuclear-armed neighbor.

Author: 0 Turkey pleased by Trump's approach: President Erdogan

Turkey's top election authority rejected an opposition bid to annul the referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers on Wednesday, after widespread doubts and complaints of vote-rigging, state media reported. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that bringing back the death penalty would be "synonymous with the end of the European dream". In particular, Erdogan will have the power to appoint and fire ministers, name half the members of Turkey's highest judicial ...

Global Media North Korea detains US citizen, the 3rd American being held there
Author: 0 North Korea detains US citizen, the 3rd American being held there

North Korea could reduce a US strike force to a sea wreck if it's provoked, the country's propaganda outlets said Monday, adding to tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Kim was accused of stealing military secrets and is serving a 10-year sentence. In 2014, a USA citizen, Jeffrey Fowle, was arrested and accused of leaving a Bible in a hotel.

Global Media North Korea detains third US citizen: Yonhap
Author: 0 North Korea detains third US citizen: Yonhap

It is important for them to hold a United States citizen hostage at this point to prevent Washington from carrying out a decapitation of Kim Jong Un. USA envoy for North Korea Joseph Yun says he and his counterparts from Japan and South Korea agreed to coordinate "all actions" on North Korea.

Author: 0 United States officials in Afghanistan suggest Russian Federation arms Taliban

Five persons were killed and eight injured in a suicide auto bombing, claimed by Taliban militants, near a US-operated military base in Afghanistans Khost city on Monday, police said. believed it took four to six months to plan the attack. USA officials say they were surprised by the level of attention that particular bomb got, since it did little to change the overall situation ground where the larger threat remained the Taliban, not the Islamic State.

Author: 0 'Happy Days' star Erin Moran likely died from cancer

The IndyStar reports that an autopsy revealed Moran was battling stage 4 cancer of an unknown type . CORYDON, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say former " Happy Days " star Erin Moran likely died from cancer at her southern IN home. The Burbank-born star, who was married to Steven Fleischmann, admitted following the end of Happy Days that she suffered from depression and was unable to find work as an actress.

Author: 0 NMPF Statement in Response to Canadian Ambassador's Comments on Dairy Trade Dispute

Trudeau told Bloomberg that the USA enjoys a trade surplus on dairy with Canada, and that the country "wasn't the challenge" for US dairy farmers. While President Trump, who was elected with the help of strong rural support, had tempered some his rhetoric on trade in recent weeks, on Tuesday he called Nafta a "complete and total disaster" for the US.

Global Media USS Michigan nuclear sub heads to South Korea
Author: 0 USS Michigan nuclear sub heads to South Korea

The North has also tested multiple high-thrust rocket engines, potentially for an intercontinental ballistic missile, and there has been a lot of activity around the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, leading some observers to conclude that North Korea will soon conduct a sixth nuclear test in the near future.

Global Media Euro surges, yen dives as French election fears abate
Author: 0 Euro surges, yen dives as French election fears abate

The defeated far-left candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, pointedly refused to back Mr Macron, and Ms Le Pen's National Front is hoping to do the once-unthinkable and gain the support of voters historically opposed to a party long-tainted by racism and anti-Semitism.

Global Media Trump backs away from demand for border wall money
Author: 0 Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

She said that while Trump had promised during his campaign to build the barrier, "He did not promise that he would take food out of the mouths of babies" and cut programs for seniors, education and the environment to pay for it. President Donald Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. Aides are furiously promoting victories, such as the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, administrative moves on coal and steel and rollback of ...

Global Media US Will Honour Refugee Deal With Australia, Says Pence
Author: 0 US Will Honour Refugee Deal With Australia, Says Pence

He said that with the help of regional allies, a historic objective of a nuclear-free Korea peninsula by peaceful means can be achieved. President Trump had referred to the agreement, made by the Obama administration, to resettle up to 1,250 asylum seekers was a "dumb deal".

Author: 0 South Korea's corruption scandal ensnares 2nd top boss

Park is also charged with abusing her authority to help Choi's business interests, exclude artists critical of Park from state budget and sack government officials uncooperative with her wrongdoings. Prosecutors and an independent counsel indicted no fewer than 42 suspects in the scandal, including Choi and former Park aides An Chong-bum and Kim Ki-choon, whose trial has been going on for months already.

Author: 0 O'Reilly is out at Fox News amid sexual harassment accusations

Fox News Channel announced Wednesday O'Reilly has immediately departed the network. "When I first saw Bill on TV, I knew in my heart that nobody could possibly sustain such a broad character for that long", he said. Powers said that she quit his show, but returned about three years later and gave his show another try. "We actually ended up having quite a good relationship".

Global Media Mattis To Confront Russia Over Apparent Weapons Shipments To Taliban
Author: 0 Mattis To Confront Russia Over Apparent Weapons Shipments To Taliban

At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his side, Gen. John Nicholson , the American commander in Afghanistan, wouldn't provide specifics about Russia's role in Afghanistan. The pair took responsibility for security failures that contributed to Friday's Taliban attack. The authorities have not released definitive numbers for the casualty tolls but Afzel Hadid, the head of the provincial council in Balkh, said at least 130 people were killed and 80 were wounded.

Author: 0 Francois Hollande urges French voters to block Marine Le Pen

This schism, which accounts for the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump, will play a role in France, too: Voters for the Chavez-like revolutionary Jean-Luc Mélenchon will be tempted to vote for Le Pen in the second round, especially because he has refused to throw his support to Macron.

Author: 0 Russian Federation vows to oppose United States stance against Iran

In addition, US President Donald Trump affirmed on Thursday that Iran "is not living up to the spirit" of the nuclear agreement, which he described as terrible and badly negotiated. Tillerson also noted that without the right policy toward Iran, it could go the way of North Korea. The statement came hours after the State Department confirmed Iran continued to comply with the terms of the deal.

Author: 0 NY to become first state with tuition free college

Similar proposals have been considered but never passed here in MA and with the state's current budget it might not happen anytime soon. There are four major components to the tuition plan. It is learned the state's Excelsi or Scholarship program's income cap will increase next year to $110,000 and thereafter in 2019 to $125,000. However, it won't pay for the cost of room and board on campus, which can come to $14,000 per year.

Global Media Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown
Author: 0 Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown

He later followed: “The Democrats dont want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members.”. -Mexican border, as a $1 billion funding request for the project threatened to derail negotiations to approve a budget and keep the government open. Sessions said the construction of the wall would be "the end of illegality" and charged that Democrats would be exclusively responsible in the event of a government shutdown on Saturday ...

Author: 0 Korea leader oversees special forces op as tensions soar

China's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu Dawe today went to Pyongyang after visiting South Korea and Japan for talks with the North Korean leadership. Han said Trump's tweets have also added fuel to the flames. The intelligence officials told NBC News that the US has positioned two destroyers capable of shooting Tomahawk cruise missiles in the region, one just 300 miles from the North Korean nuclear test site.

Global Media North Korea detains U.S. citizen; at least 3rd American being held
Author: 0 North Korea detains U.S. citizen; at least 3rd American being held

Security Council on North Korea on Friday. In past, Pyongyang has demanded that Washington send high-level envoys to obtain the release of USA citizens detained in North Korea. The agency said South Korea's national intelligence agency was unaware of the detention. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after the phone call, told reporters he would "continue to maintain close contact with the USA, and maintain an advanced alert monitoring system".

Global Media Several teams looking to trade out of top five in NFL Draft
Author: 0 Several teams looking to trade out of top five in NFL Draft

Bovada has also released its own series of draft prop bets. The Browns hold the No. 1 pick, and there shouldn't be any question about who they'll pick. There are trades throughout the NFL Draft . "He makes a lot of mistakes, technique breaks down, throws interceptions". Trubisky, despite the fact that he only made 13 starts in college (13!), looks like he has the raw skills that best translate into what teams want from an National Football League starter - accurate with a quick release, ...

Author: 0 Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) - US Vice President Mike Pence is thanking US service members based in American Samoa. But it dropped him in South Korea just in time to deliver North Korea a stern warning from the US: that "all options are on the table" when it comes to curbing the North's nuclear ambitions, and that the Trump administration will seek support from its allies to pressure Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

Author: 0 Equity markets, euro rally in wake of French election

Le Pen, meanwhile, is hoping to peel away voters historically opposed to her National Front Party, long tainted by racism and anti-Semitism. He founded one for the sole goal of participating in these elections, knowing that the Socialist Party had no shot at winning thanks to the country's current, and incredibly unpopular, Socialist President Francois Hollande.

Author: 0 Exxon Wants Waiver From Sanctions To Drill In Russia

The Treasury Department, which will ultimately determine the fate of the approval request, told reporters that it is unable to comment about the waiver application process. "One of the most biting aspects of the sanctions - really the biggest escalation as we stepped them up month by month - was the idea that we would have restrictions on oil , which of course is Russia's biggest industry", Newnham said.

Author: 0 McKelvey: Is Kansas election a bellwether?

The 4th District special election is the first of five House elections that are taking place through the end of June. Some of this glee is understandable; Pompeo won his last re-election battle in 2014 by a 31-point margin , but Estes kept the district red last night by a much slimmer margin.

Global Media Icky wax worms could offer solution biodegrading plastic bags
Author: 0 Icky wax worms could offer solution biodegrading plastic bags

In the wild, the worms live as parasites in bee colonies. A developmental biologist and amateur beekeeper has come up with a new way to get rid of used plastic bags: Make waxworms eat them. Yet nature may provide an answer. "Beeswax is composed of a highly diverse mixture of lipid compounds, including alkanes, alkenes, fatty acids and esters".

Global Media French election exit polls show Le Pen, Macron set to face off
Author: 0 French election exit polls show Le Pen, Macron set to face off

Centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, one of the front-runners in France's unpredictable election, has voted in the coastal town of Le Touquet in northern France alongside his wife Brigitte Macron. "A man nobody knew, a very young man, this is incredibly American, this is absolutely not French", he said. Europe could benefit too from a renewed effort by France and Germany to strengthen the cohesion of the eurozone, he added.

Author: 0 Mariners Fan Who Caught Ichiro's Homer Gets Signed Bat

Wei-Yin Chen and Brad Ziegler combined on eight hitless innings Tuesday night. Chen threw 100 pitches. Wade Davis (2-0) worked around a walk in the ninth. Of his fantastic catches, the wins of the 2001 season, the multi-hit games and breaking George Sisler's season hit record here, the homer will be added to his fond recollections of playing at Safeco.

Author: 0 Pro-Life Group Endorses Karen Handel in Georgia Congressional Runoff

Winning against Handel (who won 19 percent of the vote and was the most voted for Republican among her 10 GOP peers) in the runoff will certainly hard when the Republican base unifies around her, but if he, his fans, and his backers can keep up the momentum, he might just become the first Democrat to win in his district since the 1970s.

Author: 0 Egyptian-American prisoner freed by Trump intervention, returns to U.S.

Her name is Aya Hijazi , and her attorney credits Trump for securing both her freedom and return to the U.S. She was acquitted by a Cairo court on Sunday along with seven others who had worked with street children. It let us be reunited as a family. President Donald Trump met Friday at the White House with an Egyptian-American charity worker who was freed after almost three years of detention in Egypt.

Global Media Anzac services: Packed streets at marches across Coast
Author: 0 Anzac services: Packed streets at marches across Coast

In the country's west, over 50 000 are expected to attend the dawn service at Kings Park, Perth which will start at 5.50am local time. ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Services will also be held across Cabonne's villages, with Molong, Cumnock, Yeoval and Toogong also holding dawn services . St Marys RSL Sub-branch honourary secretary Ted Fish praised the community's "excellent" turnout for the dawn service .

Global Media Israel PM issues Holocaust Remembrance Day warning
Author: 0 Israel PM issues Holocaust Remembrance Day warning

Israelis at a Tel Aviv train station stop and stand for a minute of silence to remember the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, April 24 2017. The White House proclamation was sent out on Yom HaShoah, the day of Holocaust remembrance in Israel, and appears to coincide with a Yom HaShoah statement Trump made the day before in a recorded video address to the World Jewish Congress in NY.

Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen Vie To Embody Change In Presidential Run-Off

Mr Macron's independent En Marche! group - which translates into English as On The Move - won 23.75% of votes in the first round, while Ms Le Pen's Front National won 21.53%. Le Pen's long-time companion, Louis Aliot, remains more discreet. "It's a turning point for France", said pastry chef Frederic Moirez, 33, of nearby Raimbeaucourt.

Global Media US, North Korea issue threats as tensions escalate
Author: 0 US, North Korea issue threats as tensions escalate

Choe Ryong Hae, who some presume as the second-most powerful official in North Korea, said the new U.S. government under Donald Trump was " creating a war situation " in the Korean Peninsula by dispatching strategic military assets to the region.

Author: 0 Arkansas executes inmate for first time since 2005

Lee was unresponsive during consciousness checks, according to USA media, and was pronounced dead at 11.56 pm, 12 minutes after receiving the lethal injection. The company asked the state to return 10 vials of the drug. During his first post-conviction hearing, his lawyer was drunk during the trial and interjected "blah, blah, blah" into his statements .

Author: 0 British MP's back Theresa May's snap election

TV debates don't have a long history in British politics, but were a feature of the last two elections, in 2010 and 2015. Her ire is directed at those who oppose Brexit, in particular the political parties in Westminster. Quite simply this - with Jeremy Corbyn in charge, the Labour Party has returned to the values of the people who created it to look after the rights of the majority of us.

Global Media N.Korea detains U.S. citizen; at least 3rd American being held
Author: 0 N.Korea detains U.S. citizen; at least 3rd American being held

Amid rising tensions between the United States and North Korea, a US citizen has reportedly been detained by the government of President Kim Jong-Il. Tony Kim is now the third American held in North Korea. They were charged for being involved in "subversive acts" against North Korea. The Pentagon spokesman, Ross, said the US's continued commitment to defending South Korea and Japan was "ironclad".

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