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Author: 0 Merkel: Britain should hold no illusions exit will be easy

Speaking on Thursday morning (27 April), Merkel reemphasised her position that talks would only begin on Britain's future relationship to the European Union once the conditions of its exit had been agreed upon. Merkel said all 27 members agreed that this could be the only order in which the talks could proceed. Minutes before the chancellor spoke, the United Kingdom foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, was pressed in a BBC interview about whether trade would have to wait until the divorce bill ...

Global Media Kevin O'Leary drops out of Conservative party leadership race
Author: 0 Kevin O'Leary drops out of Conservative party leadership race

Last month, he called O'Leary "a loser" after the celebrity businessman reportedly accused his campaign of trying to buy its way to the top by signing up "fake " party members without their knowledge. A lack of facility with French was always considered one of O'Leary's greatest liabilities. Bernier's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Global Media Palestinian activist pleads guilty to US immigration crime
Author: 0 Palestinian activist pleads guilty to US immigration crime

The plea hearing in the packed, wood-panelled courtroom on Tuesday afternoon was brief. Even so, the 69-year-old Odeh refused to utter the word "guilty" under repeated questioning by U.S. In March, when Odeh agreed to the plea bargain, but before it had been made binding by court endorsement, Harold Jaffe told The Jerusalem Post that he was concerned that Odeh could renege on the deal.

Author: 0 Heavy rains wash out IPL match

Kohli has had a hard time getting runs off his senior from Delhi: he has only scored 60. Gujarat Lions know they need to go at full throttle from the off to have a chance of getting to the 182-run target on this wicket. They were in the same position at the same stage of the league a year ago, but still made the playoffs with a thrilling turnaround. Since then, they've lost three on the bounce.

Author: 0 Trump Might Be Getting Ready To Ditch NAFTA

CNN says he might simply go ahead with renegotiations, as planned. Trump had threatened to renegotiate the NAFTA pact during the election campaign as he said it had destroyed American jobs, although he has backed off tough action in trade since taking office in January.

Global Media Hong Kong widens crackdown, arrest 9 more activists
Author: 0 Hong Kong widens crackdown, arrest 9 more activists

The arrest of nine Hong Kong pro-democracy activists is the latest sign the authorities are intent on punishing dissenting voices about the future political status of the city, Amnesty International said. A Hong Kong court later disqualified the two from taking office, ruling their oath of allegiance invalid. They were newly elected to office previous year amid a rising tide of anti-China sentiment in Hong Kong , where fears are rising that Beijing is tightening its grip on the ...

Global Media USA vows to force North Korea back to nuclear talks
Author: 0 USA vows to force North Korea back to nuclear talks

Harris also raised the need to increase ballistic missile defense capabilities in Hawaii, which is the home of U.S. Pacific Command. The United States and South Korea agreed previous year to deploy the system to counter the threat of missile launches by North Korea.

Global Media South Korea's economy grows at fastest pace in 3 quarters
Author: 0 South Korea's economy grows at fastest pace in 3 quarters

Private consumption rose 0.4 percent, picking up from 0.2 percent growth in the previous quarter. Gross domestic product grew a seasonally adjusted 0.9 per cent in the first quarter, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday (April 27), accelerating from a 0.5 per cent quarterly expansion in the final three months of past year.

Global Media China urges withdrawal of powerful USA missile defense system in South Korea
Author: 0 China urges withdrawal of powerful USA missile defense system in South Korea

He said these were sufficient for now but could one day be overwhelmed, and suggested studying stationing new radar there as well as interceptors to knock out any incoming North Korean missiles. On Wednesday, North Korea's United Nations mission said it would react to "a total war" with the USA with nuclear war. The US House of Representatives approved a bill calling for the redesignation early this month, and similar legislation has also been introduced at the Senate.

Author: 0 Venezuela threatens to exit OAS as pressure on Maduro mounts

The OAS secretary general and key member states had voiced serious concern regarding the humanitarian crisis that Venezuela was facing, with basic food and medical supplies in drastically short supply. Opposition leaders accuse Maduro of seizing dictatorial powers and unleashing repression on peaceful protesters, but the opposition's ranks also include groups of youths who hunt for trouble, hurling Molotov cocktails or burning property.

Author: 0 All you need to know about Turkey's referendum

This is, however, a pretty big gamble. That's an explosive concept for nationalists who are fiercely devoted to maintaining Turkey's unitary state, particularly in the face of demands for autonomy from Kurds in the nation's east. But making these improvements will not be possible unless we have a healthy separation of powers that allows parliament to hold the President to account and forces the President to act impartially.

Author: 0 Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit

But administration officials said several other tax breaks that help well-to-do taxpayers would be eliminated and the plan would largely help the middle class. Leonard Burman, co-founder of the Tax Policy Center and expert at the Urban Institute said in an email to ABC10. "Regretfully we don't expect to have any Democratic involvement in" a tax overhaul, McConnell said.

Global Media Trump order sets up legal showdown with vast lands at stake
Author: 0 Trump order sets up legal showdown with vast lands at stake

Bush's and Barack ObamaBarack ObamaPatagonia threatens to sue Trump over national monuments order Spokesman defends anticipated Obama speaking fee Dem rep mocks Trump for confusing courts MORE's presidencies. The Grand Staircase Escalante designation and the recent controversial Bears Ears designation are key examples of this, and I am confident that the upcoming review will lead to positive outcomes for Utah and for those who call the lovely Bears Ears area home.

Author: 0 Pentagon expands rebuke of Turkey over Iraq, Syria strikes

The Turkish air force notified the Combined Air Operations Center less than an hour before conducting the strikes, "and this was notification - certainly not coordination as you would expect from a partner and an ally in the fight against ISIS", the colonel told reporters.

Author: 0 Suspected Russia hackers 'targeted Macron campaign'

Weeks ago, Macron's digital director Mounir Mahjoubi said that he had "strong suspicions" Moscow was behind a series of "highly sophisticated" attempts to get inside the campaign's email accounts. As the candidates prepare to influence the electorate ahead of the May 7 second round vote , a survey by Harris Interactive released Wednesday, showed that 61 percent of voters thought Le Pen had started the final stretch of campaigning well.

Author: 0 Ivanka Trump's "Massive" New Fund Could Be an Ethical Minefield

Ivanka Trump , 35, pledged to push for "incremental, positive change" for women in the U.S. economy on Tuesday and told a Berlin conference on women that she is still "rather unfamiliar" with her role as first daughter and adviser to President Donald Trump .

Global Media Pelosi: Government funding bill still has '70 poison pills'
Author: 0 Pelosi: Government funding bill still has '70 poison pills'

Even with Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress and the White House , the Trump administration is learning that Democrats retain significant leverage when their votes are needed on must-pass legislation. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer welcomed Trump's Monday night comments and noted there were Republican opponents of the wall too. "It would remove the prospect of a needless fight over a poison pill proposal that members of both parties don't support".

Author: 0 Afghan defence min, army chief resign after Taliban attack

The resignations have already received the approval of President Ashraf Ghani, according to another tweet. Gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a military compound in the Balkh. 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.

Global Media North Carolina class-size proposal phases in lower caps
Author: 0 North Carolina class-size proposal phases in lower caps

But, in the following year, districts would face a stiff mandate that they cut average class sizes to 18 students in kindergarten, 16 students in first grade and 17 students in second and third grade. Education groups, teachers and parents were anxious that without change districts would have to locate money elsewhere to meet lower class sizes by eliminating art, music and physical education instructors or increasing class sizes in other grades.

Author: 0 UK leader meeting top EU officials for Brexit working dinner

Britain and the European Union have just two years in which to untangle their four-decade relationship and forge a new relationship. She has not been cowed by the experience, despite having to hire security, and has her sights firmly on the June 8 general election .

Global Media China launches first domestically-made aircraft carrier
Author: 0 China launches first domestically-made aircraft carrier

It may be recalled that earlier there was plenty of speculation regarding China's first home built aircraft carrier based on satellite images and photographs. The PLAN's website noted that Gen. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, presided over the launch ceremony on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Trump may 'break up' unruly federal court

But an administration appeal of the district court's decision would go first to the 9th Circuit . "We have a big country". It's possible that the sheer size of the 9th Circuit , as well as some of its procedures, cause it to produce more "outlier decisions", which are cases the Supreme Court always reverses, than other circuits - leading to a higher reversal rate, University of Pennsylvania law professor Kermit Roosevelt previously told us.

Author: 0 Canada, Mexico stocks, currencies fall as United States mulls quitting NAFTA

In phone calls to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trump "agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time", the White House said in a statement. But late Wednesday Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross brushed off the reports as "rumor". Late Wednesday night, the White House released a statement backing off of the notion after the president spoke with the leaders of Canada and Mexico.

Author: 0 Clashes as German anti-immigration party power struggle spills over

Members of the far-right party, known by its acronym AfD, elected Alexander Gauland and Alice Weidel at their weekend party convention in Cologne . Two police officers were reported injured during tumults between AfD protesters and the party's supporters.

Global Media Merkley: Trump doesn't have clear plan for N Korea
Author: 0 Merkley: Trump doesn't have clear plan for N Korea

Democratic Senator Chris Coons called the briefing "sobering" and "an important opportunity for the entire Senate to hear the emerging plans of the Trump administration to confront what is a very real threat to our security". Officials said that after hearing of McConnell's request, the president suggested nonchalantly that the senators should come to the White House because he's a "gracious host".

Global Media First double execution in US
Author: 0 First double execution in US

The lethal injections at the center of the controversy are composed of three drugs - midazolam, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride - administered one after another. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has said the accelerated execution timetable was necessary as the state's stock of a sedative used in lethal injections will expire at the end of the month.

Author: 0 Trump suggests Le Pen to win French presidential election

The armed man who shot dead a police officer in Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees avenue on Thursday did not show any sign of radicalization before the attack, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said on Friday. The shooting mirrored recent attacks on French soldiers at prominent locations around Paris: at the Louvre museum in February and at Paris' Orly airport last month.

Global Media Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on NKorea
Author: 0 Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on NKorea

It made no specific mention of military options, though it said the U.S. would defend itself and friends. "North Korea's unlawful weapons programs represent a clear, grave threat to USA national security", the statement read. The administration is hoping for greater Chinese cooperation after a summit between President Xi Jinping and Trump last month, and a senior White House official said Beijing now appeared to acknowledge North Korea as a threat to China, too.

Global Media Sabers rattle amid Korean standoff, WH to brief senators
Author: 0 Sabers rattle amid Korean standoff, WH to brief senators

The country likely sought to avoid a full-scale clash with the USA, which boasts far superior military capabilities and has not yet stated what actions by Pyongyang would produce an armed response. He has vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile. That was a reference to US and South Korean war games.

Author: 0 Why S. Korea is debating United States anti-missile system

Sen. Angus King, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, says the United States, China and the world need to "tighten the pressure diplomatically" on North Korea and not deal with the emerging nuclear threat with military force.

Global Media French presidential foes take spin battle to tumble-drier factory
Author: 0 French presidential foes take spin battle to tumble-drier factory

Workers whistled and jostled with Macron's security guards while a burning tire threw a cloud of black smoke across the site when the former economy minister visited the tumble-drier factory in his hometown of Amiens . Ms Le Pen told French TV the decision was so she could be above party political considerations. In what analysts describe as a political natural disaster in France , Le Pen received 21.5% of the French presidential vote, while Macron garnered 23.8% of the vote.

Author: 0 Democrat fails to avoid run-off in Georgia election, Trump declares victory

First, Republican voters in the district-a stretch of mostly well-heeled, white and well-educated Atlanta suburbs-were never wild about Mr Trump. National Democrats united behind Ossoff and raised nearly $10 million for him. Handel is among the Republican candidates trying to maintain some distance from Trump, rarely discussing him unless asked. The nearest Republican - former state secretary of state Karen Handel - came in at just 19.8 percent.

Author: 0 China flags global naval role after new carrier launch

The pride of China's naval engineering was transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony that started at about 9am at the Dalian shipyard of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corp, the news agency noted. There is also the ongoing issue of competing territorial claims in the South China Sea. China's military is also eying more aircraft carriers to enhance its capabilities.

Author: 0 United States pledges to force North Korea to resume talks on nuclear arms

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are scheduled to brief the entire United States Senate on North Korea at the White House. He said China will take "necessary measures to defend our own interests". In this Monday, April 24, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Navy, the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan is greeted as it arrives in Busan, South Korea, for a sc.

Author: 0 U.S. sanctions Syrian officials over chemical attack

These are just the latest actions taken by the Trump administration after the deadly attack believed to be carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Earlier this month, the USA launched dozens of missiles against a Syrian air base the Pentagon says was used to launch the chemical attack. Although the Syrian government promotes the SSRC as a civilian research centre, United States officials said that "its activities focus substantively on the development of biological and ...

Global Media Netanyahu will skip talks if German minister meets left-wing group: Israeli official
Author: 0 Netanyahu will skip talks if German minister meets left-wing group: Israeli official

Both organisations have become popular targets for right-wing politicians, who accuse them of damaging Israel's reputation overseas and putting Israeli soldiers and officials at risk of prosecution. Writing on Twitter in apparent defense of Netanyahu's decision, minister without portfolio Ayoub Kara likened meeting Breaking the Silence before the prime minister to meeting the Iranian opposition before President Hassan Rouhani.

Author: 0 Trump Supreme Court Pick Neil Gorsuch Takes Place On High Court Bench

Katyal also introduced Gorsuch at his confirmation hearing just a week before this morning's argument. Shortly after, he began asking the Justice Department lawyer Brian Fletcher about the Civil Service Reform Act, saying "Wouldn't it be a lot easier if we just followed the plain text of the statute?" If the court rules in favor of the church, it could narrow the separation between church and state.

Global Media BJP's new brooms sweep Delhi
Author: 0 BJP's new brooms sweep Delhi

The trends so far show that the saffron party is leading in 157 wards, AAP in 45 and Congress in 25. In 2012, the BJP had won 138 wards. Going by the exit poll predictions, the AAP is completely decimated on its home turf, barely two years into its rise.

Global Media Scotland's oldest university tops league table
Author: 0 Scotland's oldest university tops league table

The results of TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk's 2018 rankings means that the Fife institution lies below only Cambridge and Oxford in the list, up from fifth in last year's table, and cements its position as Scotland's highest-ranked university.

Global Media Here's where to get free pretzels on Wednesday for National Pretzel Day
Author: 0 Here's where to get free pretzels on Wednesday for National Pretzel Day

No matter how you enjoy your pretzel - dipped in cheese, mustard, or even covered in cinnamon - this is your time to shine. The one caveat is that you have to say "Happy Birthday" when you're ordering your pretzel. Ben's Soft Pretzels will give away a free pretzel with a minimum $1 donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. If you stop by any of its locations today, you can get a free pretzel.

Author: 0 Trump administration refuses to let Exxon Mobil drill for oil in Russian Federation

Exxon applied for a waiver from US sanctions against Russia so that it could move ahead with a deal negotiated by Tillerson in 2012 to partner with the Russian state-controlled oil company, Rosneft . The Wall Street Journal , which first reported that Exxon was seeking a waiver, said the company was concerned that its worldwide oil rivals were gaining an advantage in Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Trump's Tax Reform Reveal Won't Tell Much, Aide Says

On Saturday, administration officials offered confusing signals on which route Trump would pursue. "The goal of the orders is to make clear what the president's and the administration's priorities are and to signify the importance of these issues to the American people", Mnuchin said .

Global Media IS launches chemical 'gas attack' in western Mosul
Author: 0 IS launches chemical 'gas attack' in western Mosul

The statement added that the attack on Saturday did not cause any deaths, only " limited injuries " to an unspecified number of troops who were immediately treated after being evacuated from the area. More than 300 square miles have been cleared since west Mosul operations began mid-February, he said. He called the civilians apostates who deserve to be killed.

Author: 0 White House Is Covering Up Flynn Scandal

Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (Republican) and the panel's senior Democrat, Elijah Cummings , agreed that Mr Flynn is likely to have broken the law as he neither received permission nor fully disclosed income he earned for a speaking engagement in Russian Federation and lobbying activities on behalf of Turkey.

Global Media Vehicle bomb kills at least 100 people as they evacuate in Syria
Author: 0 Vehicle bomb kills at least 100 people as they evacuate in Syria

According to the news service, state television aired images of buses "charred" and "gutted" by the blast and bodies lying near the site of the attack. It said that most of the dead were evacuees, but also included several rebels who had been guarding the buses. That convoy was waiting at a bus garage in a government-held area on Aleppo's outskirts, a few miles from where the attack took place.

Global Media NY will offer free public university education
Author: 0 NY will offer free public university education

The budget also includes maintenance costs to benefit CUNY and SUNY schools, and will also invest $8 million to provide "educational resources" such as textbooks and electronic-books to students at the schools. The tuition plan will cost an estimated $163 million per year. "It's a different model", Cuomo said in a press release. That cap will rise to $110,000 next year, 2018, and will go up to $125,000 in 2019.

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