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Author: 0 United States moves THAAD early to S. Korean site

The U.S. says the THAAD system is not an offensive weapon - a point that Adm. Harris reiterated on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. The deployment would destroy strategic balance and incite a further rise in tensions, China's foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said a day earlier, pledging to take action to protect its security interests.

Author: 0 More Americans Than Ever Want Marijuana Legalized

Widespread acceptance of legalization ― itself a rejection of the longstanding federal prohibition on marijuana ― is a relatively new phenomenon in the U.S. Federal restrictions on marijuana are opposed by Republicans (63 percent), Democrats (76 percent), and Independents (72 percent); a 71 percent average.

Global Media United States working with allies to pressure North Korea
Author: 0 United States working with allies to pressure North Korea

He also alluded to tensions in the South China Sea, where China is embroiled in territorial rows with several South-east Asian countries, saying the USA will stoutly defend the freedom of navigation through the waterway. Pence told the ship's captain that he had spoken to President Donald Trump, and Trump "wishes he were here". And the approach President Trump has taken is not engagement with North Korea but renewed and more vigorous engagement with North Korea's principle economic partner ...

Author: 0 BCCI outvoted in crucial vote on ICC constitution

BCCI was thrashed 1-9 when representatives of all other member nations, except India's Amitabh Chaudhary, voted in favour of a change in the governance structure. It is a religion. Granted, the dispute over the last few years in Indian cricket , which culminated in the Supreme Court appointing a committee of administrators (CoA) to ensure the implementation of the Lodha Committee recommendations, has given India's rivals in global cricket an opportunity to undermine the BCCI.

Author: 0 Indian cricket board isolated in ICC

CA had no reason to stall the ICC move. "We have told them we will announce it soon". India objected to the move, which was created to increase the funding given to smaller nations, and, though the proposal was approved in principle, the country's board also rejected an offer of an additional US$100 million (S$139.54 million) on Tuesday by Shashank Manohar, the ICC chairman.

Global Media Congress hears plan to press North Korea
Author: 0 Congress hears plan to press North Korea

Harry Harris Jr., told Congress. "I believe that's a significant lever China could employ against North Korea", he said. Separately, a senior administration official told AFP that the United States is considering adding North Korea to its list of countries that are designated as "state sponsors of terrorism".

Author: 0 Venezuelan opposition calls for more mass protests

Demonstrators in downtown Caracas were dispersed by police using tear gas during the largest in a wave of protests this month by opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. Across the country, the clashes have been intense. A Supreme Court decision in March to assume the powers of the opposition-led Congress sparked a wave of protests that have not ebbed, even though the court has partly reversed the measure in the face of global condemnation.

Author: 0 Congress worst ever defeat in Delhi municipal polls

AAP rode to power in Delhi in 2015 with a massive mandate, winning 67 of the 70 seats, but in those two years, the party failed to deliver on several of its key promises, including action on the corruption front. In this aspect, it is obvious that the electorate wants more than freebies from the government, it wants a better quality of life and that is what the parties across the spectrum need to realise.

Global Media BJP alliance built on sand, will collapse: Azad
Author: 0 BJP alliance built on sand, will collapse: Azad

Mehbooba had yesterday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi and emphasised the need for a dialogue with separatists to contain deterioration in the situation. "There will be a review of the performance of the PDP-BJP government in the state in a couple of months". On the increasing incidents of stone-pelting, the CM said this was largely done by disillusioned youth who were instigated through social media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook .

Global Media North Korea's Kim must come to 'his senses': US naval commander
Author: 0 North Korea's Kim must come to 'his senses': US naval commander

He also said he doubts the North Korean people will rise up to topple their leader, Kim Jong Un. Speaking ahead of the briefing, Admiral Harris said the advanced missile defence system would be ready within days. Still, Pentagon officials have stressed to Trump there are no easy options for military interventions in North Korea. "I'll take the hit for it". Washington has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group to the peninsula in a show of force, amid signs the North could be preparing ...

Author: 0 Eman Ahmed, world's heaviest woman, to go back to Egypt for treatment

The team shared all of Eman's medical reports with the visiting doctors. Pioneering lap-band surgery on the world's heaviest woman in Mumbai has turned nasty. "Today Eman weighs 171 kilos", Muffazal Lakdawala, the doctor leading Abd El Aty's treatment, said, adding that the claim made by her sister Shaimaa Selim in a social media video post was "complete hogwash".

Author: 0 Turkey's Airstrikes Could Damage Anti-ISIS Efforts

Regarding Iraq , the military said that they had "neutralized" a number of PKK fighters in Zap area on the Kurdistan Region's border with Turkey, claiming that they were trying to stage attacks against Turkey . "Our resolve to retaliate [against] the terrorist organization's cross border attacks carried out from northern Iraq and northern Syria targeting our border and national security had clearly been expressed", the ministry's statement said.

Author: 0 Kenya opposition alliance announces presidential candidate

Odinga ran and was defeated in the last two elections and comes from one of Kenya's most powerful political families. Some opinion polls have suggested Kenyatta is ahead, although it is yet to be confirmed who his main rival will be. Already, Odinga and others have said their supporters might take to the streets if this year's vote is stolen and suggested that anything short of an Odinga victory will be proof of rigging.

Global Media Missing trekker rescued after 47 days in Himalayas
Author: 0 Missing trekker rescued after 47 days in Himalayas

Liang told officials he had spent the past three days next to the body of his dead girlfriend. He said the rescued man, from Taiwan, appeared to survive on water and salt for most of his ordeal. Speaking haltingly and in broken English as he sipped hot soup, Liang told AFP on Wednesday it had been " very cold " on the mountain, and hard to sleep.

Global Media Jury sentences ambush killer to death penalty
Author: 0 Jury sentences ambush killer to death penalty

Eric Frein, 33, could be sentenced to death in the 2014 ambush that killed Cpl. The jury convicted Frein last week of murder of a law enforcement officer, terrorism and other offenses. The jury's decision that Frein should die by lethal injection brought a shout of "yes!" from a gallery that included high-ranking state police brass, the slain officer's mother and the trooper who suffered debilitating injuries after Frein shot him with a high-powered rifle.

Global Media Easter 2017: Significance, Importance, Story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ
Author: 0 Easter 2017: Significance, Importance, Story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ

He said Easter Sunday Mass usually brings in about 30 to 40 percent more people. "With these things in mind, I wish all the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago a safe, happy and holy Easter". "Our challenges are surmountable, if we unite, love one another, remain resolute, committed, patient and hopeful", he added. The Divine Liturgy celebrated on the eve is the end of the Great lent and the start of the festive ceremonies.

Author: 0 BJP convinced that AAP threat for Gujarat Assembly elections blown over

After the Delhi municipal verdict, the BJP appears convinced that the Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP ) threat has finally blown over in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections. The BJP on Wednesday rode to a spectacular hat-trick in Delhi civic polls bagging all the three corporations while the electoral drubbings of AAP and Congress continued.

Global Media Trump says U.S. won't withdraw from NAFTA
Author: 0 Trump says U.S. won't withdraw from NAFTA

However, it said that the text is in its initial stages of discussion and could be revised and become part of other proposals on the North American Free Trade Agreement that the President is considering. Mexico's peso and Canada's dollar fell against the USA dollar, with the peso shedding about 1.5 percent in just over an hour, while Canada's "loonie" lost about 0.45 percent.

Global Media Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he could still win Britain's snap election
Author: 0 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he could still win Britain's snap election

LONDON , April 21 A lawmaker from Britain's opposition Labour Party publicly admitted that the party is not trying to win a snap election that Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May called for June 8. Corbyn, who voted to leave the EU's predecessor in 1975 but supported "Remain" past year, has been criticised for muddling the party's position on Brexit and failing to effectively challenge May's push for a clean break with the bloc.

Global Media South Koreans Protest US THAAD Anti-Missile System as Installation Starts
Author: 0 South Koreans Protest US THAAD Anti-Missile System as Installation Starts

Part of the elements of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile system has been deployed in South Korea, its Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. A spokesman for Moon said moving the parts to the site "ignored public opinion and due process" and demanded it be suspended. Television footage showed military trailers carrying equipment, including what appeared to be launch canisters, to the battery site.

Author: 0 Republicans offer plan to keep government open through May 5

The outlines of a potential agreement remained fuzzy, but aides familiar with the talks said Trump would emerge with border security funding that's unrelated to the wall and a $15 billion down payment for military readiness accounts on top of $578 billion in already-negotiated Pentagon funding.

Global Media Venezuela Announces Withdrawal From OAS
Author: 0 Venezuela Announces Withdrawal From OAS

It said the meeting had been called for by more than a dozen countries, including the United States and regional heavyweight Brazil. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said the government would launch a two-year process to pull out of the Washington-based regional diplomatic grouping that it has been a member of for more than 65 years.

Author: 0 Netanyahu Cancels Meeting After German FM Refuses to Snub 'Critics of Israel'

Senior officials at the Israeli premiership said that Netanyahu has warned Gabriel that he would cancel the scheduled encounter, should the foreign minister goes ahead with meeting the Israeli groups "Breaking the Silence" and "B'Tselem". The spat follows Netanyahu's demand to Theresa May during an official visit to London that the British government cease funding Breaking the Silence, despite the fact it is not a recipient of direct British aid.

Global Media US ups Korean defenses, top admiral says forces are capable
Author: 0 US ups Korean defenses, top admiral says forces are capable

Hours after a display of North Korean military power, rival South Korea announced Wednesday the installation of key parts of a contentious USA missile defense system meant to counter the North. The Michigan adds a stealth element and an extra set of eyes and ears to the already potent carrier strike group on North Korea's coast, but it doesn't add much firepower - US Navy destroyers accompanying the Vinson already have the kind of Tomahawk missiles the Michigan has.

Author: 0 US vows to force North Korea back to nuclear talks

The U.S. military started moving parts of an anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday, triggering protests from villagers and criticism from China. TV footage showed large trailers in camouflage paint carrying what appeared to be missile-related equipment entering a former golf course in the southern county of Seongju on Wednesday morning.

Global Media Trump condemns Holocaust deniers, anti-Semitism
Author: 0 Trump condemns Holocaust deniers, anti-Semitism

In a speech marking Holocaust Remembrance Day , Mr Trump said those who would deny that six million Jews were killed by Germany's Nazi leadership during the Second World War "are an accomplice of this awful evil". We must defeat terrorism, and we must not ignore the threats of a regime that talks openly of Israel's destruction", Trump said in an apparent reference to Iran.

Author: 0 France's Macron booed in Le Pen country

While untested in office and a relatively young 39 years old, Macron offers hope that France can revitalize internally and collaborate externally to deal directly with the multiple crises convulsing the continent. Macron, who has appealed to a well-educated and well-employed electorate, is under growing pressure to prove he has understood the plight of working-class voters struggling after decades of mass unemployment.

Author: 0 S.Korea, US warn of punishment for N.Korea; US stresses sanctions

Harris testified before a pair of Trump administration briefings on the North Korea crisis. They say it is exclusively aimed at defending against North Korea. Russian Federation also sees the system's powerful radars as a security threat. Indeed, former President Barack Obama ignored the North Korea problem under its "strategic patience" policy, with four of the North's five nuclear tests taking place when he was in office.

Global Media INEC: Continuous Voter Registration To Run Till 2019 Poll
Author: 0 INEC: Continuous Voter Registration To Run Till 2019 Poll

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says a total of 21, 651 permanent voters cards (PVCs) in Akwa Ibom are still not collected after the last registration exercise preceding 2015 elections. He said that a five-year jail term, N500,000 fine, or both, awaited anyone who induced any person to refrain from registering a voter. The INEC Administrative Secretary in Ekiti, Muslim Moleke, gave the warning in Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday, while reviewing the outcome of the meetings the ...

Global Media Trump Tax Cut for 'Pass-Through' Businesses Spurs Debate
Author: 0 Trump Tax Cut for 'Pass-Through' Businesses Spurs Debate

The Trump administration's long-awaited tax reform plan will propose slashing corporate taxes to 15 percent, from the current maximum of 35 percent, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday. Even with Mnuchin's seemingly definitive answer, the issue of Trump's tax returns isn't likely to go away. "The tax agencies tend to be at least a couple of steps behind the businesses".

Global Media Suspended Alabama chief justice to announce future plans
Author: 0 Suspended Alabama chief justice to announce future plans

The U.S. Senate seat is now held by former Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange. This is the second time he was suspended from the court, as he previously lost his job after flouting a federal court ruling ordering the removal of a Ten Commandments monument he installed in the courthouse rotunda.

Global Media Merkel wants dialogue before Brexit negotiations
Author: 0 Merkel wants dialogue before Brexit negotiations

It was a word conspicuous in its use by Brexit Secretary David Davis in a speech yesterday ahead of the arrival in the United Kingdom last night of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, for talks with Theresa May.

Author: 0 China angry as US lands missile shield in South Korea

The briefing team will then speak to House members in the Capitol. The unusual sessions don't necessarily presage the use of force along one of the world's most heavily militarized frontiers, and some lawmakers questioned whether the cross-Washington procession was largely show, with Trump expected to drop in on the Eisenhower Executive Office Building gathering of lawmakers.

Author: 0 Japan PM to visit Russia, Britain amid North Korean tension

Japan's disaster reconstruction minister is expected to resign on Wednesday following his controversial remarks over the 2011 quake and tsunami, in a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, local media reported. Opposition parties, following the latest incident, are calling for Imamura to not just resign as a Cabinet minister but also from the Diet as well.

Global Media Jadhav case: India hands over mother's appeal to Pak
Author: 0 Jadhav case: India hands over mother's appeal to Pak

It is quite clear that Pakistan does not believe in friendly relations, worldwide norms. They have already submitted visa applications to the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi . Before Wednesday, India had earlier placed a whopping 15 requests for consular access to Jadhav but did not get a favourable response from Islamabad.

Global Media Trump considering order to withdraw from NAFTA
Author: 0 Trump considering order to withdraw from NAFTA

A draft executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement is under consideration, a senior Trump administration official said on Wednesday (April 26), confirming an earlier report from Politico . President Donald Trump's insistence that the agreement has benefited Mexico at the expense of U.S. manufacturing jobs. Campaigning for the presidency a year ago, Trump repeatedly assailed NAFTA, saying it was a bad deal for America.

Author: 0 US President Donald Trump picks trade fight with Canada

The U.S. softwood lumber industry has long complained that competing imports from Canada are subsidized by provincial governments, giving Canadian lumber firms an unfair pricing advantage. Softwood trade has always been an irritant between the two nations and was expected to flare up again after a deal that limited Canada's share of the USA market expired in 2015.

Author: 0 ICC votes in favour of governance and revenue changes

ICC chairman Shashank Manohar, who was asked by the council to defer his resignation last month to see the reform package through, declared it "another step forward for world cricket". "They are receptive. Manohar doesn't decide what should be BCCI's share", the official added. After a week of intense negotiations that saw the BCCI's opposition to change outmaneuvered by the collective will of the rest, the amount of ICC revenue to be handed out to each nation is now as follows.

Global Media 'The Wall Is Gonna Be Built, Folks'
Author: 0 'The Wall Is Gonna Be Built, Folks'

But then the president and some of his top lieutenants began to demand that any proposal include more than $1 billion to begin construction of the wall, a top Trump campaign promise in 2016. They claim that somehow puts the onus of a "government shutdown" Saturday on Trump. "If the threat of the wall is removed ... our negotiations can continue and we can hopefully resolve all of the outstanding issues by Friday", said Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Missile defense system being installed in South Korea

USA officials have warned that a conflict with North Korea could have a devastating effect on ally South Korea and United States troops based there, a point Pyongyang underscored by a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military.Harris conceded that North Korean retaliation to any U.S.

Author: 0 Macron and Le Pen neck-and-neck ahead of vote

According to pollsters, 48-year-old Le Pen, an anti-EU candidate, is expected to reach the second round but ultimately lose to Emmanuel Macron, 39. Questions rather than clarity defined France's presidential race a week before the first-round vote to narrow the field of 11 to a May 7 runoff between the top two vote getters.

Author: 0 Trump summons entire Senate to WH briefing on N. Korea

While senators typically travel to Washington, D.C., for foreign policy and national security matters, the briefing marks an unusual event. David Popp, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said: "The President (Donald Trump) offered to host the meeting and the Majority Leader agreed".

Author: 0 EU says up to Turkey to clarify stance on membership talks

Earlier in the week, European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn called on EU foreign ministers to consider ending Turkey's accession process when they meet in Malta on Friday. "You need a country like Turkey, a different country symbolizing a different faith, this would make them very strong". "He has attacked his people with tanks, with cannons, with barrel bombs, with chemical weapons, with fighter jets".

Global Media North Korea: White House to brief entire US Senate one last time
Author: 0 North Korea: White House to brief entire US Senate one last time

However, we remain prepared to defend ourselves and our allies", the statement said. The White House says increased activity around North Korea should not be over-interpreted and is "not a part of something choreographed". China opposes the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, being installed in South Korea. Meanwhile, a third USA citizen was detained Friday by North Korean authorities as he was about to leave the country.

Author: 0 Trump agrees 'not to terminate NAFTA at this time'

It is an honor to deal with both President Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better", Trump was quoted as saying in the statement. But the President could also take action to simply renegotiate the order without making a bold move declaring the US' intent to withdraw. The threat of a US government shutdown this weekend also receded after Trump backed away from demanding that Congress include funding for his ...

Global Media Asean May Go Soft on China on Sea Row
Author: 0 Asean May Go Soft on China on Sea Row

Asean members are Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The tribunal did that previous year, and invalidated China's claim to sovereignty over most of the strategic waterway.

Author: 0 Trump administration steps up criticism of Iran

As part of Tuesday's letter to Congress, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vowed to review the JCPOA and determine whether it is "vital" to the U.S.'s "national security interests". On the one hand, Trump wants to show he's being tougher than Obama toward Iran, but on the other hand, he's not yet ready to rip up the deal . Iran has so far made no public comments on the latest developments.

Author: 0 Tens of thousands protest German AfD party conference

Frauke Petry, co-leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD), said on Wednesday she would not lead the anti-immigration party's campaign for a September 24 federal election - a shock announcement from the woman seen as the face of the party.

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