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Global Media North Korea carries out 'large-scale' artillery drill, South Korea says
Author: 0 North Korea carries out 'large-scale' artillery drill, South Korea says

North Korea conducted large-scale artillery exercises on Tuesday to coincide with the 85th anniversary of its army's foundation, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported. Pyongyang launched a missile one day after the 105th birthday of late founder Kim Il Sung on April 15. Commander Jang Wook from the South Korean navy public affairs office said there is no plan for any drill.

Global Media Gov. Fayose storms court for Nnamdi Kanu's trial
Author: 0 Gov. Fayose storms court for Nnamdi Kanu's trial

The judge presiding over the case, Justice Binta Nyako on Tuesday granted Kanu bail on health grounds. The Judge also barred him from being seen in a gathering involving more than 10 people as well as granting press interviews or addressing rallies.

Author: 0 France's mainstream politicians unite to back Macron over Le Pen

Ms Le Pen was one of two candidates to make it through the first round vote yesterday, and will face off against centrist Emmanuel Macron in the second round in two weeks. Le Pen, who has been hoping to emulate Donald Trump's victory in the U.S., said the French faced a choice between "runaway globalisation" and a protectionist France.

Author: 0 Mariners Cruise To 6-1 Win Over Marlins

After that, he finished 6 1/3 innings by allowing 12 hits and four runs, while striking out five and walking one. The Taiwanese left-hander has two strikeouts. The first inning proved to be the toughest for Hernandez, who allowed only the two solo home runs. Miami Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki steps out of the visitors dugout to be honored by Seattle Mariners players and executives for his 3,000 hit milestone in a pre-game ceremony before a baseball game against the Mariners, his former.

Global Media United States will honor 'dumb' Australia refugee deal
Author: 0 United States will honor 'dumb' Australia refugee deal

Mr Pence also sought to clear the air about the location of supercarrier USS Carl Vinson that was supposedly steaming towards North Korea, saying it would arrive in the Sea of Japan "in a matter of days". Honoring the deal, however, "doesn't mean that we admire the agreement", he added, according to Reuters . Shortly after he was inaugurated, President Trump had a phone disagreement with Mr Turnbull about the exchange of refugees - and he cut the conversation short after reportedly ...

Author: 0 North Korea detains third U.S. citizen as tensions rise

The reason for his arrest was not immediately clear, according to the sources. Since 2009, more than 10 USA citizens have been detained in North Korea on charges of anti-state and other unspecified crimes. A United States naval battle group headed by an aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, and described by President Donald Trump as an "armada", is expected to reach the Korean peninsula later in the week.

Author: 0 Russian Federation vows to oppose USA stance against Iran

Tillerson notified Congress that despite finding that Iran is in compliance with the agreement, the White House is looking at whether the US should break with the deal because of Iran's continued support of terrorism in the region. Trump's criticism came two days after the US certified that Iran was complying with the deal, which was negotiated during President Barack Obama's presidency .

Author: 0 North Korea: 'Whatever comes, we will handle it'

Citing the recent missile strike Trump ordered against Syria - which was widely interpreted as a warning to Pyongyang - the KPA denounced the U.S. president for embarking on a path of " open threat and blackmail" against the North. "Whatever comes from the U.S., we will cope with it". While the parade carried on, a top official did not hesitate to bring up the US and the possibility of nuclear war.

Global Media Gallipoli dead remembered on 102nd anniversary of WWI battle
Author: 0 Gallipoli dead remembered on 102nd anniversary of WWI battle

ON ANZAC Day we commemorate the anniversary of Australian and New Zealand soldiers landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, 1915, during the First World War. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made a surprise visit to see Australian troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, thanking them for their help in liberating those countries from Islamic State.

Author: 0 Syria chemical attack: Inspectors find 'incontrovertible' evidence of sarin gas

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still possesses up to three tons of chemical weapons, Israeli defense officials have said. The Russian military is questioning the conclusions by the global chemical weapons watchdog that victims of the April 4 suspected chemical attack in Syria were exposed to sarin or a similar toxin.

Global Media Champs-Elysees terror attack: Paris prosecutors name attacker
Author: 0 Champs-Elysees terror attack: Paris prosecutors name attacker

France's top officials have joined presidential candidates at a national ceremony held in honour of the police officer killed by an Islamic extremist on the Champs-Elysees. Others, fearful Le Pen has been strengthened by the instability, said they would shift their votes from fringe candidates and try to vote strategically to keep the far-right out of power.

Author: 0 Mass protest against AfD conference

Buoyed since 2015 by public anxiety over the influx of more than a million asylum seekers into Germany, the AfD has struggled to find its voice as the refugee crisis fades from public debate. Opinion polls show the AfD at between seven and 11%, a steep drop from the 15% support it drew only late past year. AfD co-chief Frauke Petry suffered a crushing blow at the start of the congress when delegates voted down her motion calling for efforts to forge alliances with other parties in future ...

Global Media What phrase does President Trump use most often?
Author: 0 What phrase does President Trump use most often?

How far is President Trump willing to go to get funding for his proposed U.S. -Mexico border wall? In the actual election, Clinton failed to achieve an electoral victory but outpaced Trump by nearly 2.9 million votes, with 65,853,516 (48.18%) to his 62,984,825 (46.09%) according to the Federal Election Commission .

Author: 0 French Presidential Candidate Gets Support From Former Rivals

Polls have consistently been showing a Macron-Le Pen matchup could end in Macron's favor. Octavio Marenzi, chief executive of the financial research consultancy Opimas, in Paris, said: "Macron will be reassuring to markets, with his pledge to lower corporate taxes and to lighten the administrative burden on firms".

Author: 0 Afghan defence chiefs quit after deadly attack

Afghan Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi, right, and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim at a press conference in Kabul on Monday. The general in charge of U.S. USA officials say that Nicholson's request was making its way through the chain of command. Mattis arrived unannounced in Afghanistan to assess America's longest war as the Trump administration weighs sending more USA troops.

Author: 0 Australia to toughen up citizenship rules for new migrants

Australia has seen the rise of nationalist, anti-immigration politics with far-right wing parties such as One Nation garnering strong public support, while the popularity of Turnbull's ruling centre-right government has been languishing. Applicants need a minimum level 6.0 equivalent of the International English Language Testing System, and a person will only become eligible for citizenship after four years as a permanent resident, up from one year.

Global Media Abe, Trump agree to demand North restraint
Author: 0 Abe, Trump agree to demand North restraint

The 30-minute call between Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was meant to increase pressure on Pyongyang not to engage in further provocative actions, but was not prompted by any significant change in the situation, according to officials in Tokyo .

Global Media Russia vows to get Ukrainian separatists to comply with deal
Author: 0 Russia vows to get Ukrainian separatists to comply with deal

European Union foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini says that Brussels wants better ties with Russian Federation but can not pretend Moscow did not annex Crimea, and that sanctions will remain in place. The talks took place as Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov met UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura in Geneva. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini enter a hall for their meeting ...

Global Media U.S. submarine arrives in South Korea as envoys meet
Author: 0 U.S. submarine arrives in South Korea as envoys meet

Calling the status quo "unacceptable", he urged the 15-member council to "to impose additional and stronger sanctions" on North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. But the ships are probably several days from arriving in the region. South Korea's navy is planning to hold joint naval drills with USA aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson battle group, which has trained with Japanese destroyers in recent days, around the weekend.

Author: 0 Trump praises China for helping on North Korea

Trump said China has never dealt with the North in a way that it is dealing right now. Trump said in an interview with Fox News. "Whatever comes from the USA, we will cope with it". The Pentagon will conduct two major high-stakes tests in May of its ability to shoot down missiles launched out of North Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared in a massive parade in the capital city on Saturday celebrating the birthday of his late grandfather and North Korea founder Kim Il Sung.

Global Media Marine Le Pen stepping down from Front National in SHOCK move
Author: 0 Marine Le Pen stepping down from Front National in SHOCK move

France's divided political mainstream, rejected by an angry electorate, united Monday to urge voters to back Macron and reject Le Pen's far-right agenda. In another sign of his influence, the National Front has borrowed about 6 million euros from a political fundraising association he heads. "We need to be humble ".

Global Media Koeman: That wasn't the Everton I know
Author: 0 Koeman: That wasn't the Everton I know

Everton just have 5 games left this season, whereas Arsenal will potentially play 9 should they win Manchester City in the FA cup. Visiting manager Ronald Koeman made a double change at the break, introducing Gareth Barry and Ademola Lookman, and the tempo improved in the second period.

Global Media Blair asks Labour voters to switch to other parties in June vote
Author: 0 Blair asks Labour voters to switch to other parties in June vote

This, he will say, will "make sure that all EU-derived laws-including workplace laws, consumer rights and environmental protections-are fully protected without qualifications, limitations or sunset clauses". "We have to listen to what people are telling us about immigration". Labour was forced to restate its commitment to Trident renewal since Mr Corbyn used the Marr interview to say he would order an immediate strategic defence review looking at "all aspects" of defence policy if he was ...

Author: 0 Arab League calls for worldwide protection for Palestinians held by Israel

Over the years, polls have indicated that Barghouti is the most popular choice among Palestinians to succeed current PA head Mahmoud Abbas. Protests were also held in Palestinian cities in connection with Prisoners Day, including one in Bethlehem that led to clashes with Israeli forces.

Global Media Pence wraps up Aussie visit at famed opera house
Author: 0 Pence wraps up Aussie visit at famed opera house

Trump reportedly told Turnbull that it was a bad deal for the take up to 2,000 asylum seekers from Australia's detention centers, despite Turnbull telling the president numerous times that the deal only involved 1,250 people. Both leaders also repeatedly cited the nations' long history of military cooperation. Australia is the only country to have fought alongside the United States in every major conflict since World War I.

Global Media Nuclear sub USS Michigan heads to South Korea as
Author: 0 Nuclear sub USS Michigan heads to South Korea as "show of force"

Angered by the approach of the USS Carl Vinson carrier group, a defiant North Korea said yesterday that the deployment was "an extremely risky act by those who plan a nuclear war to invade". Asked whether a pre-emptive strike was under consideration, she said: "We are not going to do anything unless he gives us reason to do something". South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, the country's acting leader, has instructed his military to strengthen its "immediate response posture" in case ...

Global Media Obama Speaks In Chicago
Author: 0 Obama Speaks In Chicago

Mr Obama outlined his view of a divided America riddled with problems, and said he wanted to use his influence to encourage young people to tackle those issues. In regards to that work as a community organizer, "I am the first to acknowledge that I did not set the world on fire", Obama said, laughing. " Today former President Obama breaking his public silence for the first time since leaving the White House , " he reported.

Author: 0 Canada Releases Proposed Cannabis Legislation

While cannabis is now considered contraband by the Department of Justice, 28 states and the nation's capital have approved laws letting adults use marijuana for recreational or medical reasons. Shares of marijuana producers were trading lower following the announcement, though the stocks have seen a run-up in anticipation of legalization.Canopy Growth Corp (WEED.TO) fell 3.8 percent to C$9.92, though the stock has more than tripled in the past year.

Global Media China 'bans extreme Islamic baby names' among Muslims
Author: 0 China 'bans extreme Islamic baby names' among Muslims

Any reference to the Islamic star and crescent moon symbol are also banned and families who contravene these rules will be denied household registration - a key document that allows access to social services, healthcare and education. "Violent incidents and ethnic tensions in Xinjiang have been on the rise in recent years, but the government's farcical repressive policies and punishments are hardly solutions", said HRW.

Author: 0 Spain arrests nine people over 'links to Brussels terror attacks'

The officer spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with police regulations. The Catalan police force of Spain confirmed Tuesday that it has detained eight people in an operation against a group linked to jihadist terrorism in the Barcelona region in Northeast Spain.

Author: 0 Foreign Buyers to be Taxed in Ontario

Despite the focus on foreign speculators, the government has admitted it doesn't have good data on the real estate market. Housing experts believe it could also free up more rental homes, say politicians and housing experts. The challenge for Wynne, Sousa, and Ontario Housing Minister Chris Ballard will be to introduce policies to improve housing affordability without toppling the real estate sector, which has come to represent increasingly significant slices of the provincial and national ...

Global Media All round condemnation of attack on CRPF men kills one Naxal
Author: 0 All round condemnation of attack on CRPF men kills one Naxal

He also said that the attack showed the naxals' frustration over the success of crackdown operations led by security forces in the recent past. As the apprehensions are high that Maoists' movement could be observed in Madhya Pradesh's Balaghat region and Odisha's Malkangiri district after a day of carnage, the senior police officials informed that the security has been scaled up in the regions to curb any influx in their respective states.

Global Media Obama makes first public appearance since leaving office
Author: 0 Obama makes first public appearance since leaving office

In a panel discussion with college and high school students from U of C, Loyola University, Roosevelt University, the University of IL at Chicago and Kenwood Academy High School, Obama told them about the hardships preventing the nation from advancing from its political divisions, what he plans to do to solve them as a private citizen and what others can do to engage their community.

Author: 0 3 children among victims in New York City house fire

Firefighters arrived within four minutes of the 2:36 p.m. call to find heavy fire engulfing the two-story home at 112-16 208th Street. The only survivor of the fire was 46-year-old Maurice Matthews, who escaped the blaze by falling out of the second-floor window and onto the roof of the home's porch, a law enforcement official said.

Global Media Trump First Quarter Job Approval Rating Lowest in Gallup Polling History
Author: 0 Trump First Quarter Job Approval Rating Lowest in Gallup Polling History

On this, he delivered more than promised - not only starting the process of finding a new Supreme Court justice but winning Senate confirmation of Neil Gorsuch , who now sits on the court. THE FACTS: He's right that a 100-day measurement of a new president is artificial. According to an Federal Bureau of Investigation assessment from January 2008, before Obama took office, the gang was operating in at least 42 states and the District of Columbia, roughly the same number of states ...

Author: 0 UK Conservatives on course for sweeping election victory

Amid concern among some Tories that expectations about the likely result are getting out of hand - with predictions of a landslide - she said they still had to fight for every vote. The move is also likely to anger some newspapers, including the Daily Mail , which have campaigned for the development budget to be slashed. You and I both know when you try and go into very, very poor countries to deal with sometimes very corrupt government, some of that money is wasted.

Global Media UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election
Author: 0 UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election

The party's Brexit spokesman, Keir Starmer, said a Labour government would seek to retain the benefits of single-market membership. I'm not taking anything for granted. Appearing on Radio Four's Week in Westminster, he said: "It is party policy to renew Trident". This outline for Britain's future is a litany of failures.

Global Media North Korea celebrates as South Korea, US keep watch
Author: 0 North Korea celebrates as South Korea, US keep watch

North Korea has ambitions to build a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the USA mainland. South Korea confirmed on Tuesday that North Korea was carrying out a large-scale live-fire drill in areas around the city of Wonsan. The talks, chaired by China, also involve North Korea and Russian Federation. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshide Suga told media that China's envoy for Korean affairs, Wu Dawei, would hold talks with Japanese Foreign Ministry officials.

Author: 0 In Afghanistan trip, U.S. general suggests Russia is arming the Taliban

As part of the administration's review of Afghan policy, Trump's national security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, visited Kabul last week to consult with Nicholson and with Afghan officials. In an official statement, the Afghan Presidential Palace said President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met the USA secretary '"ahead of expected decision on more US troops for Afghanistan".

Global Media UN hosts aid-pledging conference for beleaguered Yemen
Author: 0 UN hosts aid-pledging conference for beleaguered Yemen

Almost 19 million people or two-thirds of the population need emergency aid, Guterres said, renewing a call for peace talks and urging all parties to "facilitate the rapid and unimpeded passage of humanitarian aid by air, sea and land". "Without further action from parties to the conflict and the worldwide community, Yemen is at a serious risk of plunging into starvation - with even more children's lives hanging in the balance", said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF's director for Mideast and North ...

Global Media Labour pledges to create four new bank holidays in UK
Author: 0 Labour pledges to create four new bank holidays in UK

Labour has previously set out six tests for a successful Brexit - including maintaining a strong, collaborative relationship with the European Union, protecting security co-operation, delivering for the whole of the United Kingdom and introducing a fair immigration system.