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Global Media Gov. Scott Urges Quicker Action To Repeal Obamacare
Author: 0 Gov. Scott Urges Quicker Action To Repeal Obamacare

With the Senate reconvening on Monday and the House of Representatives on Tuesday after a two-week recess, lawmakers will have only four days to pass a spending package to keep the government open beyond April 28 , when funding expires for numerous federal programs.

Global Media China adds to naval force with domestic aircraft carrier
Author: 0 China adds to naval force with domestic aircraft carrier

There are some small variations in the flight deck layout of the new carrier compared to Liaoning , but an analysis of satellite photos of the ship by Defense News shows that the major dimensions remain the same, with an overall length of 1,000 feet and an angled landing section of 655 feet.

Author: 0 Dairy farmers in Canada dispute unfairness allegation by Trump

It's a trading disaster", said Trump in the Oval Office. Speaking in Kenosha on Tuesday, President Trump said he's "gonna call Canada" and work with Gov. A recent paper by the Montreal Economic Institute said that supply management in Canada's dairy sector has led to inflated consumer prices for milk products that cost each Canadian an extra $258 a year.

Global Media Two Americans killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan
Author: 0 Two Americans killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

Nangarhar is the same area USA forces targeted two weeks ago with a massive airstrike on an ISIS tunnel complex and where, one week before that, a US special forces soldier was killed by small arms fire. But the offensive comes with Afghan forces, supported by about 8,400 US troops and 5,000 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers, facing what visiting US Defence Secretary James Mattis described this week as " another tough year ".

Author: 0 French media accuse Le Pen's party of curbing access

Macron promised to modernize phone and internet connections and vigorously defended the European Union as an essential market for French farmers. PARIS (AP) - Former France great Zinedine Zidane says people should do anything they can to avoid having Marine Le Pen win the presidency.

Global Media Reporter Q&A: What to look for at Southeast Asian summit
Author: 0 Reporter Q&A: What to look for at Southeast Asian summit

Foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) met here on Friday to begin a trade and economic integration summit. ASEAN members Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei also claim parts of the sea, but China insists it has sovereign rights over almost all of it, even waters approaching its neighbours' coasts.

Global Media Freeland sees softwood progress as Canada-US wage 'polite' trade war
Author: 0 Freeland sees softwood progress as Canada-US wage 'polite' trade war

President Donald Trump recently to endorse an investigation of steel trade into the U.S., but he issued a statement Tuesday decrying the lumber action. "Quotas are imposed", I said gently, "the provinces are encouraged to adjust things a bit more to the United States' liking and we all move on, which - yes, hold your space-seahorses, Impatient Octoploids of the Dark Galaxy - brings us to today".

Global Media Boris Johnson calls Jeremy Corbyn a 'mutton-headed mugwump'
Author: 0 Boris Johnson calls Jeremy Corbyn a 'mutton-headed mugwump'

Asked if there would have to be a vote in Parliament to sign off on such a decision, Johnson said: "I think that needs to be tested". Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said it was "critical" for ministers to obtain Parliament's consent before taking action, and warned Mrs May not to do so under cover of the election period, when there were no MPs in place.

Global Media Syria blames Israel for explosions near Damascus airport
Author: 0 Syria blames Israel for explosions near Damascus airport

A series of explosions occurred near Syria's Damascus International Airport Thursday morning, according to the New York Times . When pushed by the interviewer about whether he was claiming responsibility for the attack, Katz said: "I did not say that, I said what I said".

Author: 0 Netanyahu Sparks Diplomatic Crisis over German FM Snub

Germany canceled a scheduled annual meeting of German and Israeli leaders in March amid rising frustration with West Bank settlement activity. Senior sources within Netanyahu's office told Israel's Channel 2 news that an ultimatum to cancel the engagements was issued to Gabriel, however German diplomats have said the politician meant to go to all meetings as planned.

Author: 0 Willesden shooting: Terror suspect once quizzed in IS probe

British police warned on Friday they were facing an "increased level of terrorist activity" a day after a knife-carrying man was arrested near parliament and a woman was shot in a separate police raid. They arrested him close to Westminster underground station. "Activity continues around the clock to identify and stop these threats and we are making arrests on a near daily basis", Mr Basu said.

Global Media Malegaon blast accused Purohit moves SC for bail
Author: 0 Malegaon blast accused Purohit moves SC for bail

She was directed to submit her passport to the National Investigative Agency (NIA) court and appear on the dates mentioned before the trial court.The NIA had informed the court that it had no objection to the court granting bail to Thakur.The blast took place on September 29, 2008 opposite the Shakil Goods Transport Company in Malegaon.

Author: 0 Trump calls on UNSC to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea

South Korea's Navy said it would soon join the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group approaching the region. "The council must be prepared to impose additional and stronger sanctions on North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile programs".

Global Media Afghan Army Chief, Defense Minister Resign following Taliban Attack
Author: 0 Afghan Army Chief, Defense Minister Resign following Taliban Attack

Around the time Mattis arrived, Ghani's office announced that he had accepted the resignations of Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and the army chief of staff. Afghan troops and police, beset by killings and desertions, have been struggling to beat back insurgents since US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops ended their combat mission in December 2014.

Author: 0 OH family surprised when Mark Zuckerberg comes to dinner

He says he had the opportunity to play a small part in assembling some Ford F-150s by adding cleats, antennas and drilling screws. Zuckerberg met with Ford Chairman Bill Ford Jr., toured multiple facilities, worked the assembly line and took a ride in one of Ford's autonomous Fusion Hybrid vehicles, a Ford spokeswoman said.

Author: 0 North Korea fires missile, defying U.S. push for new sanctions

Such routine condemnation and a series of sanctions resolutions since 2006, when North Korea conducted its first nuclear test, have done little to impede its push for ballistic missiles and nuclear arms. Over the past 11 years, the Security Council has imposed six sets of sanctions on Pyongyang - two adopted last year - to significantly ramp up pressure and deny the North Korean regime the hard currency revenue needed for its military programmes.

Global Media Pentagon Confirms Death of US Servicemen in Eastern Afghanistan
Author: 0 Pentagon Confirms Death of US Servicemen in Eastern Afghanistan

The announcement came after the Taliban killed scores of people in a raid on an army base in northern Afghanistan, one of its deadliest assaults on a military installation since the 2001 US-led invasion. The incident comes just days after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited Afghanistan as President Donald Trump's administration looks to craft a policy in the war-torn country.

Author: 0 Hollande: May 7 vote will gauge EU support

Le Pen told a press conference that she and Dupont-Aignan, who lost in the election's first round with 4.7 percent of the vote, shared a "common project that we will promote together". Hollande had previously said he would vote for his former economy minister but had not given voting instructions. On Friday, Le Pen said she "abhors" the theories of Holocaust deniers and there is no one in the National Front leadership "who defends this sort of thesis".

Author: 0 Trump urges United Nations to 'solve the problem' of North Korea's weapons program

Trump outlined security concerns to the visiting diplomats, singling out Syria and North Korea. Separately, the USS Wayne E. Meyer, a guided missile destroyer that is part of the Carl Vinson strike group, and South Korea's Wanggeon were scheduled to stage a combined tactical operation and live-fire drill on Tuesday, South Korea's navy said in a statement.

Global Media Israeli Missile Shoots Down Syrian Aircraft That Crossed Border
Author: 0 Israeli Missile Shoots Down Syrian Aircraft That Crossed Border

Activist-operated Diary of a Mortar, which reports from Damascus , said the explosions near the airport road were followed by flames rising above the area. Israel has in the past targeted Hezbollah positions inside Syria where Iranian backed groups are heavily involved in the fighting. However, in an interview with Army Radio , Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz indicated that there could have been Israeli involvement.

Global Media Percent of Trump Voters Stand by the President
Author: 0 Percent of Trump Voters Stand by the President

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Trump in the White House in February, one of the first foreign leaders to do so after the wealthy businessman took office in January, and has spoken of positive change in U.S. " [10].pdf" target="_blank">survey. Nevertheless, Trump supporters remain firmly planted behind their man. Yet they still support Trump anyway.

Author: 0 Six stories in the news today, April 28

Trump responded this week on Twitter , and he and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the cross-border dairy industry on a phone call this week. On the campaign trail, Trump called the trade deal a job-killing "disaster" that had encouraged US companies to move factories to Mexico to take advantage of cheap labour.

Author: 0 Cohn says people are "wasting time" on Trump's tax returns

That assumes all elements of the plan are approved by Congress, which is unlikely. He said, "The president's view on this has been very clear" and " the American people understood it " when they elected him. Christine Ries , an economics professor at Georgia Tech, said the plan boosts income, innovation and job creation by changing incentives and reducing tax burdens on pro-growth activities.

Global Media Trump steps back from brink of killing North American trade pact
Author: 0 Trump steps back from brink of killing North American trade pact

So I decided rather than terminating NAFTA, which would be a pretty big shock to the system, we will renegotiate", Trump said and warned that he would terminate the deal if he does not get a fair deal. Perdue even took along a prop to the Oval Office: A map of the United States that illustrated the areas that would be hardest hit, particularly from agriculture and manufacturing losses, and highlighting that many of those states and counties were "Trump country" communities that had voted for ...

Author: 0 France's Macron would formalize first lady role

The centrist Macron, tipped to win a run-off against eurosceptic far-right leader Marine Le Pen on May 7, said on Thursday that if elected he would pursue a tougher line with Poland and other countries he believed were infringing European Union democratic principles.

Global Media Netanyahu Government in Diplomatic Crisis with Germany
Author: 0 Netanyahu Government in Diplomatic Crisis with Germany

Gabriel told Germany's ZDF television he heard about that from Israeli media, but insisted that the meeting with the groups was "completely normal". Cancelling the meeting between Netanyahu and Gabriel would be a rare step, but in line with the current right-wing Israeli government's stance against groups it accuses of having political agendas.

Global Media India Maoist Attack Survivor Recalls Ordeal
Author: 0 India Maoist Attack Survivor Recalls Ordeal

People shouted slogans against the central government and burnt Singh's effigy here on Wednesday. Around 99 CRPF soldiers were in the area in Sukma, which is one of the worst Maoist-affected in Chhattisgarh, to provide security for road building.

Global Media Saturday night is a Severe Weather Alert Day for the ArkLaTex
Author: 0 Saturday night is a Severe Weather Alert Day for the ArkLaTex

That Enhanced Risk means that there is a 3 out of 5 chance of severe weather - or that numerous strong to severe thunderstorms are possible. A potent weather system may produce severe thunderstorms potentially containing large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes in the Plains and Mississippi Valley Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Author: 0 France's Le Pen picks her would-be prime minister

Defeated French presidential election first-round candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon said Friday he would not give any indication as to who his supporters should vote for in the May 7 runoff. "For second-round campaigning, the National Front has decided to choose which media are authorised to follow Marine Le Pen", the petition says. However he is seen as having hardened his position on immigration since.

Global Media Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn likely broke law with Russian Federation trip: Lawmakers
Author: 0 Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn likely broke law with Russian Federation trip: Lawmakers

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said that Flynn's trip to Russian Federation, where he had dinner with President Vladimir Putin, was unlawful because he did not seek the proper permission to do so. "You simply can not take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else", he said. "It was inappropriate. And there are repercussions for the violation of law", Chaffetz said.

Global Media Why S. Korea is debating US anti-missile system
Author: 0 Why S. Korea is debating US anti-missile system

Six trailers carrying the high-profile X-band radar of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system, mobile launchers and other elements were seen entering the deployment site in the south-eastern county of Seongju, North Gyeongsang province, starting around midnight.

Author: 0 Hollande says abstaining would boost Le Pen

Earlier on Friday, the FN announced that Jean-Francois Jalkh, a vice-president of the party who was earmarked to replace Marine Le Pen as party leader for the duration of the presidential campaign, had chose to stand aside over allegations - which he strongly denies - that he was a Holocaust denier.

Global Media Britain 'underestimates' Brexit challenge, Jean-Claude Juncker says
Author: 0 Britain 'underestimates' Brexit challenge, Jean-Claude Juncker says

Autumn 2017 - Tusk says the EU27 will review in the autumn whether "sufficient progress" has been made in outlining a Withdrawal Treaty for negotiators to move on to a second phase of talks to discuss a post-Brexit free trade deal. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says Britain now blocks the decision-making on a review of the EU's long-term budget, and he sees a link with the upcoming talks.

Global Media Trump to NRA: 'You have a true friend in the White House'
Author: 0 Trump to NRA: 'You have a true friend in the White House'

Trump is the first sitting president to speak at the event since Ronald Reagan in 1983. Trump wrapped up the address by thanking NRA members for their efforts during last fall's presidential election, where they and other gun owners were so instrumental in helping him defeat Clinton.

Global Media UN calls for halt to South Sudan fighting
Author: 0 UN calls for halt to South Sudan fighting

He said civilians are fleeing to the nearby South Sudan town of Aburoc. Doctors Without Borders said it has evacuated global staff from two towns in South Sudan because of intense fighting between the army and rebel groups. On Wednesday, there were no deliveries of water because of the fighting. However, the mission was denied clearance by government SPLA forces on Thursday to launch an air patrol over the town.

Global Media Canada Trade Dispute Is About Votes Not Money
Author: 0 Canada Trade Dispute Is About Votes Not Money

Later in the day, the White House said Trump and Trudeau talked by phone a few hours after the president's comments and had "a very amicable call". "This is not our idea of a properly functioning Free Trade Agreement", US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said, while describing it as as a bad week for the US-Canada relationship.

Global Media Congress approves bill to avert government shutdown for a week
Author: 0 Congress approves bill to avert government shutdown for a week

Most of the core decisions about agency budgets have been worked out, but unrelated policy issues - such as a Democratic request to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico with its Medicaid burden - are among the hold-ups. House leaders have said they intend to introduce a funding bill Monday night, setting up a vote on Thursday. Many moderate Republicans expressed concern this week about the latest version of the bill.

Author: 0 North Korea reportedly stages its largest ever military firing drill

Following repeated missile tests that drew global criticism, China banned all imports of North Korean coal on February 26, cutting off its most important export. While insisting that all options including military action are on the table in dealing with North Korea, Trump's moves so far have not been markedly different from the previous administration's reliance on economic punishment and diplomatic pressure.

Author: 0 Strident Trump takes aim at trade with Canada

Ambassador David MacNaughton said in a letter to the governors of Wisconsin and NY that Canada is aware of their letter to Trump asking him to address Canadian dairy practices. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of NY and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin have also complained about the Canadian dairy pricing practices. "What they've done to our dairy farm workers is a disgrace".

Global Media Eman Ahmed to be shifted to UAE from Mumbai's Saifee Hospital
Author: 0 Eman Ahmed to be shifted to UAE from Mumbai's Saifee Hospital

While the doctors have said that Eman's weight had declined from 500 kgs to 176 kgs; her sister Shaimaa Selim has claimed that doctors are lying about Eman's weight loss. Mayer, the director of medical evacuation overlooking the transport arrangement for Eman, added: "Saifee Hospital doctors have said the patient's current weight is 171 kg, so we have to take their word".

Author: 0 US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban launched their annual "spring offensive" Friday, heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict as embattled security forces struggle to recover from last week's devastating attack on a military base outside the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Global Media Mom writes school, says daughter is 'done with homework'
Author: 0 Mom writes school, says daughter is 'done with homework'

Laditan says if the school wants to punish her daughter for not doing homework, she'll figure out how to homeschool her . Popular Video People were so furious about this Pepsi ad that Pepsi pulled it after just one day. "I said "drastically reduce" but I was trying to be polite, because she's finished". "Is family time not important?" she wrote, "Is time spent just being a child relaxing at home not important?" Finland has always been a model for educators around the world: not only ...

Author: 0 Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

In this way, the Pontiff, who is now in Egypt on an apostolic visit, talked about the recent bomb attacks by Islamic extremists against the local Christian community (mostly Copts, which are about 10% of Egyptian population). But Francis made a decision to forego the bullet-proof "popemobile" that his predecessors used on foreign trips and drove through Cairo in a simple Fiat, his window rolled down.

Global Media Tested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematch
Author: 0 Tested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematch

MILWAUKEE (AP ) - The Toronto Raptors keep getting themselves into tough situations in the playoffs. "A little too selfish on the offensive end, not communicating on the defensive side and they took advantage of that". "I think it's strong", Brogdon said of Milwaukee's nucleus. "I was ready (for) whatever they were going to throw at me", DeRozan said. "I've seen a lot of playoff games from my previous team and being here a year ago", Joseph said.

Global Media UKIP's Nuttall to stand in Lincolnshire seat
Author: 0 UKIP's Nuttall to stand in Lincolnshire seat

Mr Nuttall has said UKIP would be "standing in the vast majority of the country", but that he had asked "a number" of branches to consider not standing in areas now represented by prominent Leave campaigners from all parties, if they were at risk from a challenge by a pro-Remain candidate.

Global Media Thugs storm Macedonian parliament and punch MPs
Author: 0 Thugs storm Macedonian parliament and punch MPs

Zoran Zaev, the head of the opposition Social Democrats, who were targeted in the attack, accused the attackers of attempted murder. The demonstrators after the storm invaded the Parliament building of the Balkan Republic and attacked the opposition forces .

Global Media Militants' bid to rob bank foiled in Kashmir
Author: 0 Militants' bid to rob bank foiled in Kashmir

Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir), Apr 28: Alert security forces on Friday foiled a bid by two militants to loot a branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank (JK Bank) here. "However, he was overpowered", said a police official. Last month, youth attacked a CRPF trooper in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district and snatched his service rifle.

Author: 0 Half of Scots don't want independence vote before Brexit: YouGov poll

Opinion polls suggest the Conservatives have a double-digit lead over Labour, which could have its worst election showing in decades. It is the Prime Minister's first trip north of the border since announcing the election and she arrives amidst opinion polls reflecting a Tory revival in Scotland.

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